Counselling in Chew Magna

Photo of Cath Davis, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Cath Davis
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chew Magna BS40
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
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Photo of Kirsty Burke Counselling, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Kirsty Burke Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chew Magna BS41
I am a warm, honest and open counsellor with a flexible, creative, gentle yet challenging style. The relationship we develop will support you to explore and understand difficult issues; increase self awareness; and improve connection. Many clients come to me saying they feel "confused" "alone" "desperate" "lost". I will work with you to help you uncover and explore your truth, as so often we have lost sight of or do not even know what it is.
I am a warm, honest and open counsellor with a flexible, creative, gentle yet challenging style. The relationship we develop will support you to explore and understand difficult issues; increase self awareness; and improve connection. Many clients come to me saying they feel "confused" "alone" "desperate" "lost". I will work with you to help you uncover and explore your truth, as so often we have lost sight of or do not even know what it is.
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Photo of Joyce Howitt, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Joyce Howitt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
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Photo of Duncan E. Stafford, Psychotherapist in Chew Magna, England
Duncan E. Stafford
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
Welcome. During the 23 years I've been in therapy practice I've come think of my way of working with individuals or couples as creating a unique space that is facilitating for recovery or growth. I draw on a wide range of techniques and approaches to fulfil this way of working (including the use of CBT tools). Psychotherapy and counselling with me is a confidential and non-judgemental process. I won’t tell you what to do but we will talk about whatever you need to talk about and we will work on ways of developing a useful route through your issues, however difficult. (My practice is neurodiverse informed and kink friendly).
Welcome. During the 23 years I've been in therapy practice I've come think of my way of working with individuals or couples as creating a unique space that is facilitating for recovery or growth. I draw on a wide range of techniques and approaches to fulfil this way of working (including the use of CBT tools). Psychotherapy and counselling with me is a confidential and non-judgemental process. I won’t tell you what to do but we will talk about whatever you need to talk about and we will work on ways of developing a useful route through your issues, however difficult. (My practice is neurodiverse informed and kink friendly).
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Photo of Angelina Lewis, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Angelina Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chewton Keynsham BS31
Waitlist for new clients
Offering 1:1 counselling sessions for a range of issues, including relationship and family problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, loss, low self-esteem, or just experiencing a general feeling of dissatisfaction with life. I offer a warm and non-judgmental space to explore whatever is troubling you, big or small, at your own pace. As well as working from my quiet therapy room, I can also offer walk and talk therapy and sessions outside in nature if preferred.
Offering 1:1 counselling sessions for a range of issues, including relationship and family problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, loss, low self-esteem, or just experiencing a general feeling of dissatisfaction with life. I offer a warm and non-judgmental space to explore whatever is troubling you, big or small, at your own pace. As well as working from my quiet therapy room, I can also offer walk and talk therapy and sessions outside in nature if preferred.
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Photo of Anna P Johnson, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Anna P Johnson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Firstly I want you to know that I love my job! I consider it a privilege to work with people, who are open minded enough to recognise that together, we can find tools to help improve their lives and get to the root of troubling issues, I have 15 years experience in a listening and counselling role.
Firstly I want you to know that I love my job! I consider it a privilege to work with people, who are open minded enough to recognise that together, we can find tools to help improve their lives and get to the root of troubling issues, I have 15 years experience in a listening and counselling role.
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Photo of Hayley Male, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Hayley Male
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
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Photo of Sian Michelle Orpen, Psychotherapist in Chew Magna, England
Sian Michelle Orpen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I am an accredited CBT Therapist, EMDR therapist and qualified Mental Health Nurse. My passion is helping people overcome obstacles and become a healthier, happier version of themselves. I provide a relaxed, non-judgemental, and empathic atmosphere where we work together in collaboration to achieve your therapy goals. Addressing mental health concerns can be overwhelming and it may be difficult to know where to start. Working together, I will help you to identify the cause of your problems and break these down into more manageable chunks. I provide a safe, supportive environment for you to start to make positive changes.
I am an accredited CBT Therapist, EMDR therapist and qualified Mental Health Nurse. My passion is helping people overcome obstacles and become a healthier, happier version of themselves. I provide a relaxed, non-judgemental, and empathic atmosphere where we work together in collaboration to achieve your therapy goals. Addressing mental health concerns can be overwhelming and it may be difficult to know where to start. Working together, I will help you to identify the cause of your problems and break these down into more manageable chunks. I provide a safe, supportive environment for you to start to make positive changes.
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Photo of Rebecca Smart, Psychotherapist in Chew Magna, England
Rebecca Smart
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
It can feel daunting to explore whatever issues you are facing. You may be going through a life transition or feel stuck in a loop of old patterns in need of change. You might be experiencing anxiety, grief and loss, or a past trauma might be calling for attention. Or looking to reconnect with your creativity, unblock your flow. I believe in the importance of a collaborative, co-created therapeutic relationship to explore the challenges and possibilities that you bring. We are wired for human connection, and evidence shows that it is the quality of this relationship that is the most important ingredient.
It can feel daunting to explore whatever issues you are facing. You may be going through a life transition or feel stuck in a loop of old patterns in need of change. You might be experiencing anxiety, grief and loss, or a past trauma might be calling for attention. Or looking to reconnect with your creativity, unblock your flow. I believe in the importance of a collaborative, co-created therapeutic relationship to explore the challenges and possibilities that you bring. We are wired for human connection, and evidence shows that it is the quality of this relationship that is the most important ingredient.
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Photo of David Flavin, Psychotherapist in Chew Magna, England
David Flavin
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I specialise in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) along side other integrative therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness and hypnotherapy. The framework my approach is built on is REBT, yet as each of us are different, I integrate the other therapies to suit each individual. Some clients benefit more from rationalising thoughts and beliefs, while some need help getting over the past, and some need help with moving forward. I work with my clients to address issues, create and reach goals, and to help them make the most of everyday life, without the struggles.
I specialise in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) along side other integrative therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness and hypnotherapy. The framework my approach is built on is REBT, yet as each of us are different, I integrate the other therapies to suit each individual. Some clients benefit more from rationalising thoughts and beliefs, while some need help getting over the past, and some need help with moving forward. I work with my clients to address issues, create and reach goals, and to help them make the most of everyday life, without the struggles.
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Photo of Claire Crocker, Psychotherapist in Chew Magna, England
Claire Crocker
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Saltford BS31
Life can be really tough at times. We can all go through periods when we feel we are constantly struggling to cope, and there are many different reasons why you might want to come to see a psychotherapist. You might be facing issues in the present, like relationship difficulties, bereavement or a health scare, or feeling overwhelmed by global events and challenges. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, or feeling troubled by past events and experiences like abuse, violence or problematic relationships. Maybe you’re working though issues connected with gender, sexuality or identity generally.
Life can be really tough at times. We can all go through periods when we feel we are constantly struggling to cope, and there are many different reasons why you might want to come to see a psychotherapist. You might be facing issues in the present, like relationship difficulties, bereavement or a health scare, or feeling overwhelmed by global events and challenges. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, or feeling troubled by past events and experiences like abuse, violence or problematic relationships. Maybe you’re working though issues connected with gender, sexuality or identity generally.
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Photo of Lisa Michelle Harvey, Psychologist in Chew Magna, England
Lisa Michelle Harvey
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I have been lucky enough in my career to date to work with some incredibly inspiring and brave individuals who have been at a crossroads in their life. Sometimes making change felt frightening or impossible due to past beliefs, stuck patterns of behaviour or limiting thought processes. Others were struggling to move on after devastation, illness, loss or identity crisis. I believe it is a privilege to be able to guide those in need at these times due to the courage and vulnerability they show. They are asking from the heart for a new beginning - to break from the past, not feel scared by the future and live truly in the present.
I have been lucky enough in my career to date to work with some incredibly inspiring and brave individuals who have been at a crossroads in their life. Sometimes making change felt frightening or impossible due to past beliefs, stuck patterns of behaviour or limiting thought processes. Others were struggling to move on after devastation, illness, loss or identity crisis. I believe it is a privilege to be able to guide those in need at these times due to the courage and vulnerability they show. They are asking from the heart for a new beginning - to break from the past, not feel scared by the future and live truly in the present.
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Photo of Addam Merali-Younger, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Addam Merali-Younger
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS6
Hey, I’m Addam. Finding support at a difficult time can be challenging, so I’m glad you’re here. Whatever your reasons for seeking out counselling, I am here to listen, aim to understand and to work collaboratively with you to create a space where you can process and explore what you need to at your own pace. I have experience working with anxiety, identity, racialised trauma, migrant trauma, self-esteem, shame and suicidal ideation, and a wide range of issues connected to gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. Whilst these may or may not be the focus of our work together, the space is there for these aspects if you need it.
Hey, I’m Addam. Finding support at a difficult time can be challenging, so I’m glad you’re here. Whatever your reasons for seeking out counselling, I am here to listen, aim to understand and to work collaboratively with you to create a space where you can process and explore what you need to at your own pace. I have experience working with anxiety, identity, racialised trauma, migrant trauma, self-esteem, shame and suicidal ideation, and a wide range of issues connected to gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. Whilst these may or may not be the focus of our work together, the space is there for these aspects if you need it.
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Photo of Katie Gannaway/Down to Earth Integrative Therapy , Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Katie Gannaway/Down to Earth Integrative Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
We can all feel overwhelmed, stuck or struggle to make changes to relieve our distress or difficulties. As your therapist I will work alongside you to explore your story, providing opportunities to see yourself separate from your difficulty. By gaining a better understanding of the self and our habitual patterns of thinking and behaviour you can bring an alternative story out of the shadows, which could empower you to make changes, improve your relationships and benefit from improved mental and physical wellbeing. I am registered with the BACP and BABCP.
We can all feel overwhelmed, stuck or struggle to make changes to relieve our distress or difficulties. As your therapist I will work alongside you to explore your story, providing opportunities to see yourself separate from your difficulty. By gaining a better understanding of the self and our habitual patterns of thinking and behaviour you can bring an alternative story out of the shadows, which could empower you to make changes, improve your relationships and benefit from improved mental and physical wellbeing. I am registered with the BACP and BABCP.
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Photo of Sheila Field, Psychotherapist in Chew Magna, England
Sheila Field
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I am a trained, accredited and registered (UKCP and UKAHPP) Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor, with over 15 years’ experience. Apart from six years’ training (humanistic, UKCP accredited) as a Psychotherapist, I have also done further courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Sex Therapy, Addictions counselling, Couples’ counselling and have specialised in working with domestic abuse survivors. Before training as a Psychotherapist, I worked in Higher education Administration. I am experienced in working with individuals bringing a whole range of issues from anxiety and depression to bullying and other abuse.
I am a trained, accredited and registered (UKCP and UKAHPP) Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor, with over 15 years’ experience. Apart from six years’ training (humanistic, UKCP accredited) as a Psychotherapist, I have also done further courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Sex Therapy, Addictions counselling, Couples’ counselling and have specialised in working with domestic abuse survivors. Before training as a Psychotherapist, I worked in Higher education Administration. I am experienced in working with individuals bringing a whole range of issues from anxiety and depression to bullying and other abuse.
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Photo of Georgie Hobbs, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Georgie Hobbs
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I am available for you on Wednesdays and Fridays in Bath; Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in Bristol. I can help you set clear boundaries, manage anxiety and depression, accept what might need to be accepted, grieve for what has been lost and share in the joy and freedom that we might yet find. Together we can explore whatever’s going on right now and perhaps find out how the past might be interrupting your present.
I am available for you on Wednesdays and Fridays in Bath; Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in Bristol. I can help you set clear boundaries, manage anxiety and depression, accept what might need to be accepted, grieve for what has been lost and share in the joy and freedom that we might yet find. Together we can explore whatever’s going on right now and perhaps find out how the past might be interrupting your present.
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Photo of Kind Humans Counselling, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Kind Humans Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS3  (Online Only)
ADHD doesn't come with a user manual. Yet in recent years, many of us have been diagnosed or believe we have ADHD, leaving us helpless and confused, yet with a strong desire for change. I support adults, whether formally diagnosed or not, to understand themselves, identify strengths and needs, and pursue fulfilling lives.
ADHD doesn't come with a user manual. Yet in recent years, many of us have been diagnosed or believe we have ADHD, leaving us helpless and confused, yet with a strong desire for change. I support adults, whether formally diagnosed or not, to understand themselves, identify strengths and needs, and pursue fulfilling lives.
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Photo of Lara Just, Psychotherapist in Chew Magna, England
Lara Just
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
Do you sometimes feel lost or unsure about what your purpose is? Why you are here? Why life has happened as it did so far? Are you struggling to get through a tough life transition, loss or grief? Are you at times not sure what you have to offer to the world; what you are meant to do or what you really want? Do you find it difficult to trust others or are wondering how to improve your relationships with others? I offer a safe, unbiased space to talk that is removed from your direct family and friends. This freedom to speak openly can be helpful when trying to talk through tricky and uncomfortable feelings.
Do you sometimes feel lost or unsure about what your purpose is? Why you are here? Why life has happened as it did so far? Are you struggling to get through a tough life transition, loss or grief? Are you at times not sure what you have to offer to the world; what you are meant to do or what you really want? Do you find it difficult to trust others or are wondering how to improve your relationships with others? I offer a safe, unbiased space to talk that is removed from your direct family and friends. This freedom to speak openly can be helpful when trying to talk through tricky and uncomfortable feelings.
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Photo of Steve Moore, Counsellor in Chew Magna, England
Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS10
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
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Photo of Avon CBT & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Chew Magna, England
Avon CBT & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Not accepting new clients
My counselling practice is guided by over 20 years of supporting people in difficult and often stressful situations, gained by working operationally in the NHS, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and the RNLI, as well as teaching in schools and a university. This experience informs my practice, enabling me to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment to work through the concern, challenge or problem being faced. I offer CBT, Relationship (Couples) Counselling and ADHD Support to individuals and couples, delivered with a warm, calm and compassionate focus. I can provide counselling face-to-face, online or whilst walking outdoors.
My counselling practice is guided by over 20 years of supporting people in difficult and often stressful situations, gained by working operationally in the NHS, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and the RNLI, as well as teaching in schools and a university. This experience informs my practice, enabling me to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment to work through the concern, challenge or problem being faced. I offer CBT, Relationship (Couples) Counselling and ADHD Support to individuals and couples, delivered with a warm, calm and compassionate focus. I can provide counselling face-to-face, online or whilst walking outdoors.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Chew Magna

< 10

Counsellors in Chew Magna who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions
50% Depression
50% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Chew Magna see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chew Magna?

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.