Counselling in Chesterfield

Photo of Therapy & Lifestyle Clinic (TLC), Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
Therapy & Lifestyle Clinic (TLC)
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
TLC is a clinic of experienced and highly qualified professionals working towards helping you better yourself. We work with individuals, couples and groups to offer a confidential service where clients can discuss sensitive issues with no judgement. Sian’s (the founder) career has been namely mental health and sexual health, two areas which she is hugely passionate about. At TLC we work with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, sexual difficulties, bereavement, stress, bullying, low self-esteem and offer Autism assessments, to name a few. All our professionals are registered with COSRT, BABCP, BACP, HCPC or BPS.
TLC is a clinic of experienced and highly qualified professionals working towards helping you better yourself. We work with individuals, couples and groups to offer a confidential service where clients can discuss sensitive issues with no judgement. Sian’s (the founder) career has been namely mental health and sexual health, two areas which she is hugely passionate about. At TLC we work with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, sexual difficulties, bereavement, stress, bullying, low self-esteem and offer Autism assessments, to name a few. All our professionals are registered with COSRT, BABCP, BACP, HCPC or BPS.
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Photo of Fiona Mead - Eating Disorder Recovery, Counsellor in Chesterfield, England
Fiona Mead - Eating Disorder Recovery
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S41
Not accepting new clients
Eating disorders affect people in many ways and accessing support is not dependent on looking a certain way (people with food and body image difficulties vary widely in terms of weight, shape, age, gender and background). Eating disorders often result in behaviours that are very difficult to change and as a result become habitual. It takes time, patience, support and understanding to address these. Eating disorder therapy can provide freedom from food anxiety, guilt and shame and create a sense of self worth that is not based on eating habits, body shape, weight or size.
Eating disorders affect people in many ways and accessing support is not dependent on looking a certain way (people with food and body image difficulties vary widely in terms of weight, shape, age, gender and background). Eating disorders often result in behaviours that are very difficult to change and as a result become habitual. It takes time, patience, support and understanding to address these. Eating disorder therapy can provide freedom from food anxiety, guilt and shame and create a sense of self worth that is not based on eating habits, body shape, weight or size.
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Wendy Majhen
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S41
Are you looking for a comfortable, safe and secure place where you can share your thoughts and feelings? Do you need a little help to understand, work through and accept some of the issues that are holding you back? Allow me to help YOU make sense of YOUR world. With that in mind, I offer a free initial consultation session as Therapy is a two-way process where both listener and talker interact with each other, within a relaxed environment. You won’t be doing all this alone; I will be with you through each step.
Are you looking for a comfortable, safe and secure place where you can share your thoughts and feelings? Do you need a little help to understand, work through and accept some of the issues that are holding you back? Allow me to help YOU make sense of YOUR world. With that in mind, I offer a free initial consultation session as Therapy is a two-way process where both listener and talker interact with each other, within a relaxed environment. You won’t be doing all this alone; I will be with you through each step.
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Photo of Claire Foulstone, Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
Claire Foulstone
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S43
I am a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist who is trained to tailor therapy to the uniqueness of your needs. I work with you in the here and now, looking at your goals so we can work together to achieve a more effective life balance. Life can become overwhelming and stress, anxiety and depression are the body and minds way of letting you know something has to change. You may be experiencing numbness or the loss of a loved one and day to day living feels challenging. Whatever your issues may be, I offer a safe space to explore free from judgement.
I am a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist who is trained to tailor therapy to the uniqueness of your needs. I work with you in the here and now, looking at your goals so we can work together to achieve a more effective life balance. Life can become overwhelming and stress, anxiety and depression are the body and minds way of letting you know something has to change. You may be experiencing numbness or the loss of a loved one and day to day living feels challenging. Whatever your issues may be, I offer a safe space to explore free from judgement.
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Andria Mirielle Smith
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S42
Talking about mental health may seem daunting, feeling that you will be negatively judged, or misunderstood. I am here to work with you, to understand and to value your thoughts and feelings in the way that they are important to you. Offering you an environment where you feel safe to begin to explore what you think and feel, in a way and at a pace that is positive and meaningful. I offer a free of charge initial telephone session, where we can see how and if we can work together, it is important, that you are with the right therapist for you.
Talking about mental health may seem daunting, feeling that you will be negatively judged, or misunderstood. I am here to work with you, to understand and to value your thoughts and feelings in the way that they are important to you. Offering you an environment where you feel safe to begin to explore what you think and feel, in a way and at a pace that is positive and meaningful. I offer a free of charge initial telephone session, where we can see how and if we can work together, it is important, that you are with the right therapist for you.
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Photo of Fiona Wilkinson, PsyD, Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
Fiona Wilkinson, PsyD
Psychotherapist, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S41
Are you afraid of going out? Do you worry about having a panic attack? Do people make you feel nervous? Do you drink too much in social situations? Do you get upset with people or do they get upset with you? Do you worry about job interviews or exams? Do you have problems maintaining relationships with friends, family or colleagues? Are you sometimes envious of other people’s abilities? For most people a short course of regular sessions will help you take back control of your life and allow you to manage challenges and difficulties in a resourceful way.
Are you afraid of going out? Do you worry about having a panic attack? Do people make you feel nervous? Do you drink too much in social situations? Do you get upset with people or do they get upset with you? Do you worry about job interviews or exams? Do you have problems maintaining relationships with friends, family or colleagues? Are you sometimes envious of other people’s abilities? For most people a short course of regular sessions will help you take back control of your life and allow you to manage challenges and difficulties in a resourceful way.
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Photo of Bex Fennell, Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
Bex Fennell
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I am Bex and I am an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist (NCS/ MBACP) and Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working within mental health. I work with both adults and children. I know that seeking counselling can be a daunting process, however, I offer a warm, supportive and non- judgemental space where we can explore any issues that could be preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. My years of training and experience in becoming a counsellor have taught me that each client is unique with their own perspective and understanding- it is my work to sit alongside you and understand your pain.
Hi, I am Bex and I am an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist (NCS/ MBACP) and Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working within mental health. I work with both adults and children. I know that seeking counselling can be a daunting process, however, I offer a warm, supportive and non- judgemental space where we can explore any issues that could be preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. My years of training and experience in becoming a counsellor have taught me that each client is unique with their own perspective and understanding- it is my work to sit alongside you and understand your pain.
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Photo of Samantha Adams, Counsellor in Chesterfield, England
Samantha Adams
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S41
15+ years experience. Warm & approachable Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer working with couples, individuals, parents, young people & children. In person, phone & online sessions available. Long or short term counselling around your distress, emotional wellbeing, and relationship with your self or others. I work with a range of issues, some of which are self-esteem and confidence, anxiety, depression, identity, the impact of the past, infidelity & trust, communication, arguing, the impact of sexual abuse, shame and anger amongst many others.
15+ years experience. Warm & approachable Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer working with couples, individuals, parents, young people & children. In person, phone & online sessions available. Long or short term counselling around your distress, emotional wellbeing, and relationship with your self or others. I work with a range of issues, some of which are self-esteem and confidence, anxiety, depression, identity, the impact of the past, infidelity & trust, communication, arguing, the impact of sexual abuse, shame and anger amongst many others.
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Chesterfield Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S42  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Choosing me as your counsellor. If you’re looking for a counsellor, you need to find someone who is going to be a good “fit” for you. I believe that the most important part of any counselling is having a good relationship with the therapist. You need to be able to trust me and feel comfortable talking to me about yourself. Otherwise you cannot get the best out of the experience. Contacting a counsellor for the first time can be daunting. You might be nervous or struggling to put things into words. It is okay if you are not quite sure what you want from this, I will do everything I can to put you at your ease.
Choosing me as your counsellor. If you’re looking for a counsellor, you need to find someone who is going to be a good “fit” for you. I believe that the most important part of any counselling is having a good relationship with the therapist. You need to be able to trust me and feel comfortable talking to me about yourself. Otherwise you cannot get the best out of the experience. Contacting a counsellor for the first time can be daunting. You might be nervous or struggling to put things into words. It is okay if you are not quite sure what you want from this, I will do everything I can to put you at your ease.
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Photo of Maggie Slater, Counsellor in Chesterfield, England
Maggie Slater
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S42
Hello, my name is Maggie, I’m a qualified counsellor, and based in Derbyshire. I specialise in working with children and adolescents, also working with adults, experiencing concerns, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and stress. I provide a safe and confidential place for you to discuss worries and concerns and find a way to move forward. Whilst working with children/adolescents, I like to work with family, incorporating this in the sessions, by one or both parents attending some of the counselling sessions, if this is appropriate. I believe working all together can and does improve the building of a healthy relationship.
Hello, my name is Maggie, I’m a qualified counsellor, and based in Derbyshire. I specialise in working with children and adolescents, also working with adults, experiencing concerns, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and stress. I provide a safe and confidential place for you to discuss worries and concerns and find a way to move forward. Whilst working with children/adolescents, I like to work with family, incorporating this in the sessions, by one or both parents attending some of the counselling sessions, if this is appropriate. I believe working all together can and does improve the building of a healthy relationship.
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Photo of Amanda E Smith, Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
Amanda E Smith
Psychotherapist, MBBS, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
A fulfilling sex life is an important part of healthy human life & relationships. However many have difficulties at some time in life. Examples of contributing factors include relationship problems, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, illness, disability & medication. I aim to put clients at ease and work at my clients' pace so they don't feel rushed or pressured. You can contact me by email, phone or text. I offer a free 10 min phone chat for anyone considering an appointment, to discuss what you'd like to get out of sessions & help you to decide if I'm the right therapist for you. Sessions are typically weekly/fortnightly
A fulfilling sex life is an important part of healthy human life & relationships. However many have difficulties at some time in life. Examples of contributing factors include relationship problems, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, illness, disability & medication. I aim to put clients at ease and work at my clients' pace so they don't feel rushed or pressured. You can contact me by email, phone or text. I offer a free 10 min phone chat for anyone considering an appointment, to discuss what you'd like to get out of sessions & help you to decide if I'm the right therapist for you. Sessions are typically weekly/fortnightly
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Photo of Rebecca Llewellyn, Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
Rebecca Llewellyn
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
Hi I'm Becx, a qualified and registered psychotherapist working in Chesterfield. Making the decision to get help can be difficult so I aim to create the most safe, calm and secure environment I can to allow you to just be yourself without judgement. I am friendly, passionate and professional. I like to get to know you as a person and work with you in a respectful and empathetic manner to get to the bottom of the issues you bring.
Hi I'm Becx, a qualified and registered psychotherapist working in Chesterfield. Making the decision to get help can be difficult so I aim to create the most safe, calm and secure environment I can to allow you to just be yourself without judgement. I am friendly, passionate and professional. I like to get to know you as a person and work with you in a respectful and empathetic manner to get to the bottom of the issues you bring.
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Photo of Kimberley Stewart, Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
Kimberley Stewart
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesterfield S42  (Online Only)
I qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 2014 and qualified as a CBT therapist in 2018. I have years of experience working with clients to help them reach their goals using evidence-based interventions and in accordance with NICE guidance. I utilize supervision to ensure I am working with you in the most effective way. To make good progress using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), clients should be willing to engage with weekly appointments as well as practicing skills in-between appointments. We will work together to decide upon the best treatment for you to improve your life.
I qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 2014 and qualified as a CBT therapist in 2018. I have years of experience working with clients to help them reach their goals using evidence-based interventions and in accordance with NICE guidance. I utilize supervision to ensure I am working with you in the most effective way. To make good progress using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), clients should be willing to engage with weekly appointments as well as practicing skills in-between appointments. We will work together to decide upon the best treatment for you to improve your life.
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Photo of Karen Vaughan, Counsellor in Chesterfield, England
Karen Vaughan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesterfield S40
As an integrative counsellor I believe in the therapy experience being individual, yet tailored to the specific needs for my client. I believe all therapy approaches have their place in treatment but also that sometimes individual clients may not work well with a particular approach. I enjoy having the chance to be creative with my clients, to use different tools in exploration and making therapy interesting, ultimately having a positive impact on my client to aid recovery.
As an integrative counsellor I believe in the therapy experience being individual, yet tailored to the specific needs for my client. I believe all therapy approaches have their place in treatment but also that sometimes individual clients may not work well with a particular approach. I enjoy having the chance to be creative with my clients, to use different tools in exploration and making therapy interesting, ultimately having a positive impact on my client to aid recovery.
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Photo of Michelle Leeder Counselling and Wellbeing, Counsellor in Chesterfield, England
Michelle Leeder Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
Not accepting new clients
I am a dedicated female-centred therapist, devoted to empowering women to embrace their inherent worth. I firmly believe in the boundless potential and resilience of women and the profound impact of self-awareness on their lives. Remarkable transformations occur when women embark on their healing journey and delve into self-discovery. Whether in person or virtually, I love journeying with women through their growth and self-care and I know that the ripple effects of this journey are significant. I believe that fostering this inclusive and accepting space for individuals encourages collective nurturing also.
I am a dedicated female-centred therapist, devoted to empowering women to embrace their inherent worth. I firmly believe in the boundless potential and resilience of women and the profound impact of self-awareness on their lives. Remarkable transformations occur when women embark on their healing journey and delve into self-discovery. Whether in person or virtually, I love journeying with women through their growth and self-care and I know that the ripple effects of this journey are significant. I believe that fostering this inclusive and accepting space for individuals encourages collective nurturing also.
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Photo of Lisa Hammond, Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
Lisa Hammond
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesterfield S40
Hi, I'm Lisa, an integrative psychotherapist (PGDip), and an individual member of the BACP. I appreciate that starting your therapeutic journey is not easy. With this in mind, I strive to create a safe space that is confidential and professional, but also comfortable, compassionate, and empowering to facilitate your journey to improved well-being, mental health, and quality of life. As difficult as it can be to reach out for support, it can be just as difficult to stay where we are, especially if we are suffering. I hope that today you feel able to reach out and begin rebuilding your story.
Hi, I'm Lisa, an integrative psychotherapist (PGDip), and an individual member of the BACP. I appreciate that starting your therapeutic journey is not easy. With this in mind, I strive to create a safe space that is confidential and professional, but also comfortable, compassionate, and empowering to facilitate your journey to improved well-being, mental health, and quality of life. As difficult as it can be to reach out for support, it can be just as difficult to stay where we are, especially if we are suffering. I hope that today you feel able to reach out and begin rebuilding your story.
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Photo of Hope Therapy Hub, Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
Hope Therapy Hub
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S43
Accredited as a CBT Therapist with the BABCP for 15 years and a registered Nurse with the NMC. I have recently become an independent practitioner with a bespoke outdoor space and Hub . I have experience of working with complex needs of Adults, children and their families. My specialities are working with anxiety disorders, OCD, social anxiety, panic, phobias, generalised anxiety, health anxiety and low mood as well as more complex and entrenched problems. I also specialise in trauma focussed work and I am qualified in a number of approaches such as EMDR, ACT Mindfulness and Poly-vagal theory.
Accredited as a CBT Therapist with the BABCP for 15 years and a registered Nurse with the NMC. I have recently become an independent practitioner with a bespoke outdoor space and Hub . I have experience of working with complex needs of Adults, children and their families. My specialities are working with anxiety disorders, OCD, social anxiety, panic, phobias, generalised anxiety, health anxiety and low mood as well as more complex and entrenched problems. I also specialise in trauma focussed work and I am qualified in a number of approaches such as EMDR, ACT Mindfulness and Poly-vagal theory.
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Jonathan Fletcher
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesterfield S40
Hi, my name is Jonny, and I am a fully qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist registered with COSRT. Embarking on a therapeutic journey can initially feel daunting, but it can become a life-changing and affirming experience. It is my job to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgemental space to explore whatever issue is troubling you, although engaging in therapy can be hugely beneficial even without a specific problem.
Hi, my name is Jonny, and I am a fully qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist registered with COSRT. Embarking on a therapeutic journey can initially feel daunting, but it can become a life-changing and affirming experience. It is my job to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgemental space to explore whatever issue is troubling you, although engaging in therapy can be hugely beneficial even without a specific problem.
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Photo of James Bawden, Psychotherapist in Chesterfield, England
James Bawden
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
Hi, I’m James, I wonder what’s going on for you. There's no wrong reason to speak to me and no wrong thing to say. Maybe things just don't feel good or you have goals but can't get there. However you find yourself at the moment, I look forward to meeting you.
Hi, I’m James, I wonder what’s going on for you. There's no wrong reason to speak to me and no wrong thing to say. Maybe things just don't feel good or you have goals but can't get there. However you find yourself at the moment, I look forward to meeting you.
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Photo of Hannah Ruby, Counsellor in Chesterfield, England
Hannah Ruby
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Hannah, welcome to my page! I offer both long and short term individual therapy for adults and young people aged 16 and above. I am trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. This means that I use a range of theories to suit the client, including cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centered counselling and attachment theory. I have lots of experience in working with young people and adults in a therapeutic setting. No matter what form of support you need, I believe that the client-therapist relationship is most important. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Hello, I'm Hannah, welcome to my page! I offer both long and short term individual therapy for adults and young people aged 16 and above. I am trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. This means that I use a range of theories to suit the client, including cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centered counselling and attachment theory. I have lots of experience in working with young people and adults in a therapeutic setting. No matter what form of support you need, I believe that the client-therapist relationship is most important. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Chesterfield

50+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Chesterfield who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
78% Depression
78% Self Esteem
72% Stress
62% Bereavement
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
40% Cigna and Evernorth
40% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Chesterfield see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chesterfield?

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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.