Counselling in Cheltenham

Photo of Jo Taylor, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Jo Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Life can be hard and there can be times when we struggle to cope. Whatever your reason for coming to counselling, whether you are looking for short-term support for specific difficulties or trying to make sense of long-term, ongoing thoughts, feelings or patterns impacting your life, I am here to help. I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I can draw on different therapeutic approaches and theories in our work together, depending on your needs. These approaches are based in Person Centred and Psychodynamic Theory.
Life can be hard and there can be times when we struggle to cope. Whatever your reason for coming to counselling, whether you are looking for short-term support for specific difficulties or trying to make sense of long-term, ongoing thoughts, feelings or patterns impacting your life, I am here to help. I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I can draw on different therapeutic approaches and theories in our work together, depending on your needs. These approaches are based in Person Centred and Psychodynamic Theory.
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Thrive:Counselling. Julie Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL51
I seek to offer you a warm non judgemental, safe space to think and talk about anything which may feel confusing, uncomfortable, painful, traumatic or distressing . You do not necessarily need to be at crisis point to benefit from counselling, you may simply be feeling more anxious, tearful, stressed or angry and wondering how to get back to what feels more normal for you.
I seek to offer you a warm non judgemental, safe space to think and talk about anything which may feel confusing, uncomfortable, painful, traumatic or distressing . You do not necessarily need to be at crisis point to benefit from counselling, you may simply be feeling more anxious, tearful, stressed or angry and wondering how to get back to what feels more normal for you.
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The Child Psychiatric & Psychological Consultants
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL52
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
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Photo of Dr Hayley MacGregor, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Dr Hayley MacGregor
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
Starting therapy takes courage and it may feel daunting given that talking openly about your distress may evoke feelings of vulnerability. The therapeutic relationship is often the vehicle for positive change so finding the right ‘fit’ is important. Therefore, please contact me for a free telephone/video consultation to find out more. As a Clinical Psychologist my job is to listen with compassion to your life story and help you make sense of any troubles or trauma that you are facing within your life, whether that be in your present or reoccurring from your past.
Starting therapy takes courage and it may feel daunting given that talking openly about your distress may evoke feelings of vulnerability. The therapeutic relationship is often the vehicle for positive change so finding the right ‘fit’ is important. Therefore, please contact me for a free telephone/video consultation to find out more. As a Clinical Psychologist my job is to listen with compassion to your life story and help you make sense of any troubles or trauma that you are facing within your life, whether that be in your present or reoccurring from your past.
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Photo of Leah Callebaut, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Leah Callebaut
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Not accepting new clients
As a Clinical Psychologist I aim to to practically apply psychological theory and research to help people to achieve emotional well being and enhance their quality of life when they are facing challenging life circumstances. Since 2012 I have worked in a variety of NHS psychology services, offering talking therapy and emotional support to individuals, couples and families. Alongside my work with Heal.Feel.Connect. I continue to work part-time for an NHS hospital in Gloucestershire, working with staff to reduce work-related stress and burnout, and promoting a culture of compassion and psychological safety within the organisation.
As a Clinical Psychologist I aim to to practically apply psychological theory and research to help people to achieve emotional well being and enhance their quality of life when they are facing challenging life circumstances. Since 2012 I have worked in a variety of NHS psychology services, offering talking therapy and emotional support to individuals, couples and families. Alongside my work with Heal.Feel.Connect. I continue to work part-time for an NHS hospital in Gloucestershire, working with staff to reduce work-related stress and burnout, and promoting a culture of compassion and psychological safety within the organisation.
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Photo of Cathy Cook - New Life Counselling , Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Cathy Cook - New Life Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL51
All of us, at some point in our lives, are likely to feel overwhelmed by our feelings and/or circumstances. Relationship breakdowns, single parenting, bereavement, loss, family issues, depression, anxiety, etc. can leave us struggling to function as well as we would like. I am passionate about supporting my clients through difficult situations and empowering them to reach their full potential. I can offer you a confidential, supportive, welcoming and non-judgemental space where we can look together at what is distressing you and find the best way forward.
All of us, at some point in our lives, are likely to feel overwhelmed by our feelings and/or circumstances. Relationship breakdowns, single parenting, bereavement, loss, family issues, depression, anxiety, etc. can leave us struggling to function as well as we would like. I am passionate about supporting my clients through difficult situations and empowering them to reach their full potential. I can offer you a confidential, supportive, welcoming and non-judgemental space where we can look together at what is distressing you and find the best way forward.
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Photo of Debbie Barron, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Debbie Barron
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL52
We all need help as it can be hard when you are struggling with issues in life and with stressful situations. You might be feeling anxious, stuck or even overwhelmed and unable to tackle life's challenges on your own. I'm a qualified, BACP registered and experienced Humanistic counsellor practising in Cheltenham and West London. I offer non-judgemental, supportive and understanding counselling, provided in a safe space, where you can explore and express what is troubling you. I am committed to helping my clients make sense of and work through their difficulties to make changes that are important to them.
We all need help as it can be hard when you are struggling with issues in life and with stressful situations. You might be feeling anxious, stuck or even overwhelmed and unable to tackle life's challenges on your own. I'm a qualified, BACP registered and experienced Humanistic counsellor practising in Cheltenham and West London. I offer non-judgemental, supportive and understanding counselling, provided in a safe space, where you can explore and express what is troubling you. I am committed to helping my clients make sense of and work through their difficulties to make changes that are important to them.
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Photo of Bronwyn Daffern, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Bronwyn Daffern
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
Cheltenham GL54
It is daunting to take this step and reach out for help and I understand it may have taken time to get to this point in your life, and your readiness to talk about things. Having worked with hundreds of different people over the years I know counselling is very helpful at a time when you feel you can't work things out alone. In my comfortable, discreet, quiet, confidential space in Winchcombe, I can put you at ease and help you explore what's going on for you, gain insight and decide on how you wish to use that insight in your life. I have worked with people of all ages, many cultures, professions, nationalities over many years.
It is daunting to take this step and reach out for help and I understand it may have taken time to get to this point in your life, and your readiness to talk about things. Having worked with hundreds of different people over the years I know counselling is very helpful at a time when you feel you can't work things out alone. In my comfortable, discreet, quiet, confidential space in Winchcombe, I can put you at ease and help you explore what's going on for you, gain insight and decide on how you wish to use that insight in your life. I have worked with people of all ages, many cultures, professions, nationalities over many years.
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Cheltenham’s Counselling Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
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Photo of Dr Jane Spurr, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Dr Jane Spurr
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Do you ever feel that your life could be better? Maybe there is not enough satisfaction and joy in your life, maybe you feel stuck, perhaps because you have been unable to create the life you want, or because relationships, either at home or work, seem to repeat in unhelpful ways without resolution. Sometimes these circumstances can interact with anxiety, depression or other difficulties, causing an unhelpful spiral which leave you feeling even less able to make positive change. Contacting a therapist may feel difficult, but it can be the first step towards understanding the blocks preventing you from living the life you want.
Do you ever feel that your life could be better? Maybe there is not enough satisfaction and joy in your life, maybe you feel stuck, perhaps because you have been unable to create the life you want, or because relationships, either at home or work, seem to repeat in unhelpful ways without resolution. Sometimes these circumstances can interact with anxiety, depression or other difficulties, causing an unhelpful spiral which leave you feeling even less able to make positive change. Contacting a therapist may feel difficult, but it can be the first step towards understanding the blocks preventing you from living the life you want.
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Photo of HF Therapies , Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
HF Therapies
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Many people come to counselling when they are feeling at their most desperate for help. Are you feeling like anxiety, stress or depression is getting in the way of you living your life? Have you had a recent experience or a time in the past that's affecting how things are for you today? Do you feel as though you'd like to make changes but feel stuck in negative and destructive patterns of behaviour? Whatever it is that is troubling you, I can help. I am an experienced and fully qualified and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor and clinical Hypnotherapist
Many people come to counselling when they are feeling at their most desperate for help. Are you feeling like anxiety, stress or depression is getting in the way of you living your life? Have you had a recent experience or a time in the past that's affecting how things are for you today? Do you feel as though you'd like to make changes but feel stuck in negative and destructive patterns of behaviour? Whatever it is that is troubling you, I can help. I am an experienced and fully qualified and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor and clinical Hypnotherapist
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Photo of Paul Gould, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Paul Gould
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL54
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
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Photo of Rachel Smith, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Rachel Smith
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Are you finding life difficult but feel unable to talk to family or friends about what is troubling you? I can offer you a friendly, safe and non-judgemental environment in which to explore and work through your concerns. Counselling aims to help you to understand why you feel the way you do, and to plan how to cope with emotional and practical realities. Talking out loud to someone you trust can help to clarify and make sense of things. It can make things feel less overwhelming, less scary, less confusing. It can help you put something in a new or different perspective.
Are you finding life difficult but feel unable to talk to family or friends about what is troubling you? I can offer you a friendly, safe and non-judgemental environment in which to explore and work through your concerns. Counselling aims to help you to understand why you feel the way you do, and to plan how to cope with emotional and practical realities. Talking out loud to someone you trust can help to clarify and make sense of things. It can make things feel less overwhelming, less scary, less confusing. It can help you put something in a new or different perspective.
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Photo of Saskia Penrose, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Saskia Penrose
Counsellor
Cheltenham GL51
Adults, as well as pre-teen and teenagers, know to find me, as I have professionally trained for both. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), a well-known evidence based psychotherapy, which has a very practical approach. My clients feel they gain strategies, practical & emotional, which help them deal with what was hindering/hurting them. Issues my clients and I work with most, are Low Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Perfectionism, OCD tendencies, Self Harm, Suicidal thoughts. 20 Years ago I started training as an NLP practitioner, which means I have a wide range of tools on my therapeutic tool belt.
Adults, as well as pre-teen and teenagers, know to find me, as I have professionally trained for both. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), a well-known evidence based psychotherapy, which has a very practical approach. My clients feel they gain strategies, practical & emotional, which help them deal with what was hindering/hurting them. Issues my clients and I work with most, are Low Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Perfectionism, OCD tendencies, Self Harm, Suicidal thoughts. 20 Years ago I started training as an NLP practitioner, which means I have a wide range of tools on my therapeutic tool belt.
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Photo of Ting Chiu, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Ting Chiu
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL53  (Online Only)
Having worked with many clients over the years, I have a good understanding of what human distress looks like. Often, we try to push the difficult feelings (both physical and emotional) aside and just ‘get on with it’. Sure enough, it works for a while, but then there comes a point when the usual coping strategies just stop working, and reaching out for help feels somehow wrong too; life feels stuck in vicious circles. If this sounds frustratingly familiar, then you are not alone. With my extensive experience, I can support you to reach your goals, or simply to figure out together first what the goals might be.
Having worked with many clients over the years, I have a good understanding of what human distress looks like. Often, we try to push the difficult feelings (both physical and emotional) aside and just ‘get on with it’. Sure enough, it works for a while, but then there comes a point when the usual coping strategies just stop working, and reaching out for help feels somehow wrong too; life feels stuck in vicious circles. If this sounds frustratingly familiar, then you are not alone. With my extensive experience, I can support you to reach your goals, or simply to figure out together first what the goals might be.
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Therapy with Ben
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Cheltenham GL52
Hi, I am Ben an enthusiastic and friendly therapist working in the Cheltenham area. I work in an integrative way with my main approach being person-centred therapy, this is because I truly believe you are the expert in your own life. We can work together to make sure you get the most from life. I fully understand that if you are looking here then it is likely that things are not going as you would wish at the moment. Counselling is a great way to deal with lives difficulties and maximise the enjoyment you get from your own life, I truly believe this.
Hi, I am Ben an enthusiastic and friendly therapist working in the Cheltenham area. I work in an integrative way with my main approach being person-centred therapy, this is because I truly believe you are the expert in your own life. We can work together to make sure you get the most from life. I fully understand that if you are looking here then it is likely that things are not going as you would wish at the moment. Counselling is a great way to deal with lives difficulties and maximise the enjoyment you get from your own life, I truly believe this.
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Photo of Max Knowles, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Max Knowles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
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Photo of Elizabeth Floyer, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Elizabeth Floyer
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I am a Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist working with adults and children in Cheltenham and online. Do you sometimes feel as if you are living under a cloud? As if the light has gone from your life? Day to day life can do this to us. It is full of challenges and unexpected events. Sometimes we take these in our stride but at other times they overwhelm us and threaten our wellbeing. At those times we need help. I will work with you to identify your goals, address your needs and create a more positive future.
I am a Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist working with adults and children in Cheltenham and online. Do you sometimes feel as if you are living under a cloud? As if the light has gone from your life? Day to day life can do this to us. It is full of challenges and unexpected events. Sometimes we take these in our stride but at other times they overwhelm us and threaten our wellbeing. At those times we need help. I will work with you to identify your goals, address your needs and create a more positive future.
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Photo of Claire King, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Claire King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Counselling for adults, young people 13+ and couples in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with fully qualified, experienced counsellor. ​Counselling can help with difficult feelings like anxiety, depression, grief, anger, loneliness and low self-esteem. Counselling can help you cope better with issues such as loss, relationship difficulties, stress, past traumas. Counselling can help you learn about yourself- your wants and needs – and how to meet them. ​Counselling for couples can help you remember what is right with your relationship, find ways to communicate more effectively and work together on what is difficult
Counselling for adults, young people 13+ and couples in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with fully qualified, experienced counsellor. ​Counselling can help with difficult feelings like anxiety, depression, grief, anger, loneliness and low self-esteem. Counselling can help you cope better with issues such as loss, relationship difficulties, stress, past traumas. Counselling can help you learn about yourself- your wants and needs – and how to meet them. ​Counselling for couples can help you remember what is right with your relationship, find ways to communicate more effectively and work together on what is difficult
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Photo of Carl Smith, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Carl Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello, I'm Carl, knowing that I can talk to someone about the things that I might be finding difficult is very important to me, especially if those feelings are ones I worry others wont understand. I aim to lessen that worry by providing an open and accepting space for you to be able to discuss the issues that your facing.
Hello, I'm Carl, knowing that I can talk to someone about the things that I might be finding difficult is very important to me, especially if those feelings are ones I worry others wont understand. I aim to lessen that worry by providing an open and accepting space for you to be able to discuss the issues that your facing.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cheltenham

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Cheltenham who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
80% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
70% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aviva
56% AXA PPP
44% WPA

How Counsellors in Cheltenham see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cheltenham?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.