Counselling in Chinnor

Photo of Valerie Hutchinson, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Valerie Hutchinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chinnor OX39
Feeling trapped in anxiety's grip? You're not alone. I'm here to help. Together we will confront your fears, find answers, take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow. Whether it's racing thoughts, panic attacks, or constant worry, I offer a safe space to explore and heal. Let's work towards understanding your triggers, developing coping strategies, and reclaiming control over your life. You deserve relief from the weight of anxiety. Let's embark on this journey together, empowering you to live a life filled with peace, resilience, and joy. Lets start making positive changes that will transform your well-being.
Feeling trapped in anxiety's grip? You're not alone. I'm here to help. Together we will confront your fears, find answers, take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow. Whether it's racing thoughts, panic attacks, or constant worry, I offer a safe space to explore and heal. Let's work towards understanding your triggers, developing coping strategies, and reclaiming control over your life. You deserve relief from the weight of anxiety. Let's embark on this journey together, empowering you to live a life filled with peace, resilience, and joy. Lets start making positive changes that will transform your well-being.
01844 393246 View 01844 393246
Photo of Emily Arlidge (Stress Counsellor), Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Emily Arlidge (Stress Counsellor)
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chinnor OX39
Are you just go, go, go? Feeling like it's non-stop? Doing everything for everyone? Perhaps you're struggling to think or focus, almost as if there's something wrong with your brain? Find you have new aches and pains or tension in your body that don't make any sense to you?
Are you just go, go, go? Feeling like it's non-stop? Doing everything for everyone? Perhaps you're struggling to think or focus, almost as if there's something wrong with your brain? Find you have new aches and pains or tension in your body that don't make any sense to you?
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Photo of Alina Barrowcliff, Psychotherapist in Chinnor, England
Alina Barrowcliff
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chinnor OX39
Therapy can help when life is tough. In these strange and difficult times you may be feeling anxious, troubled, sad, depressed, overwhelmed, stuck or unfulfilled. I offer a supportive, confidential and open-minded space to explore life's difficulties, confusions and uncertainties. A space to be heard, to speak, feel and think freely, perhaps for the first time. Existential therapy can help you face your struggles and understand the choices open to you. Working together our purpose is to realise new understandings and ways of being so you can live a richer more fulfilling life. No subject is off limits.
Therapy can help when life is tough. In these strange and difficult times you may be feeling anxious, troubled, sad, depressed, overwhelmed, stuck or unfulfilled. I offer a supportive, confidential and open-minded space to explore life's difficulties, confusions and uncertainties. A space to be heard, to speak, feel and think freely, perhaps for the first time. Existential therapy can help you face your struggles and understand the choices open to you. Working together our purpose is to realise new understandings and ways of being so you can live a richer more fulfilling life. No subject is off limits.
07427 547664 View 07427 547664
Photo of Julia Appleton, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Julia Appleton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chinnor OX39
Because you're here, I imagine that things are feeling difficult. Something specific may be on your mind or it might be something more general; you may be overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, depression or a sense that something just isn't quite right. Perhaps you're struggling with relationships, or trying to deal with a loss or a trauma in your life. Patterns may keep repeating and you don't know how to change them. At times, we all need extra support; there are lots of reasons why people come in to counselling. I work in an Integrative way, to help you to unpick complex feelings you may have about yourself and the way you live now.
Because you're here, I imagine that things are feeling difficult. Something specific may be on your mind or it might be something more general; you may be overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, depression or a sense that something just isn't quite right. Perhaps you're struggling with relationships, or trying to deal with a loss or a trauma in your life. Patterns may keep repeating and you don't know how to change them. At times, we all need extra support; there are lots of reasons why people come in to counselling. I work in an Integrative way, to help you to unpick complex feelings you may have about yourself and the way you live now.
01494 360887 View 01494 360887

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Photo of Colin Keith Johnson, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Colin Keith Johnson
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP19
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
01525 654779 View 01525 654779
Photo of Marzena Penfold, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Marzena Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Wycombe HP13
Thank you for considering my services. I understand you may be reading this because you're currently facing a challenging time or perhaps dealing with an ongoing difficulty. Whatever your situation may be, I welcome you. Each person who seeks my help brings their unique experiences and concerns. As we work together, we will develop a working relationship that recognises your qualities and responds to your present needs. I work with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender identities and different social and cultural backgrounds. I offer a caring space where you can explore all your feelings.
Thank you for considering my services. I understand you may be reading this because you're currently facing a challenging time or perhaps dealing with an ongoing difficulty. Whatever your situation may be, I welcome you. Each person who seeks my help brings their unique experiences and concerns. As we work together, we will develop a working relationship that recognises your qualities and responds to your present needs. I work with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender identities and different social and cultural backgrounds. I offer a caring space where you can explore all your feelings.
01491 523730 View 01491 523730
Photo of Tracy Harvey, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Tracy Harvey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP21
As a therapist, I work with clients to help them deal with issues such as depression, anxiety and invasive thoughts. I believe that society is quick to label people and say “whats wrong with you?” whereas, I believe we should be asking “What happened to you?” My clients have included survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault and those recovering from traumatic-based experiences that have affected their current quality of life. I offer bereavement counselling to help people navigate their pain and find their own way to make sense of their loss. I recognise that, as each person is unique, so is their grieving process.
As a therapist, I work with clients to help them deal with issues such as depression, anxiety and invasive thoughts. I believe that society is quick to label people and say “whats wrong with you?” whereas, I believe we should be asking “What happened to you?” My clients have included survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault and those recovering from traumatic-based experiences that have affected their current quality of life. I offer bereavement counselling to help people navigate their pain and find their own way to make sense of their loss. I recognise that, as each person is unique, so is their grieving process.
01296 929266 View 01296 929266
Photo of Lee Martin Mbacp(Sen Accred) Emdr(Accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip, Psychotherapist in Chinnor, England
Lee Martin Mbacp(Sen Accred) Emdr(Accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP14
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
020 4538 6246 View 020 4538 6246
Photo of Aylesbury Therapy, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Aylesbury Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP20
Aylesbury Therapy are fully qualified Counsellors & Psychotherapists with a wealth of experience over a varied range of styles & approaches. We offer a private tailored service to all our clients. Our team cover a number of specialty areas & all our appointments are offered in person. We work with children, teens, adults, couples & families. Our service is open 7 days a week by appointment only. In additions we also run a low cost service with 50 minute sessions for just £25. These sessions are for over 16 year old's only and the therapists are trainees in their final stages of qualification. Get in touch to apply for this service.
Aylesbury Therapy are fully qualified Counsellors & Psychotherapists with a wealth of experience over a varied range of styles & approaches. We offer a private tailored service to all our clients. Our team cover a number of specialty areas & all our appointments are offered in person. We work with children, teens, adults, couples & families. Our service is open 7 days a week by appointment only. In additions we also run a low cost service with 50 minute sessions for just £25. These sessions are for over 16 year old's only and the therapists are trainees in their final stages of qualification. Get in touch to apply for this service.
01296 321185 View 01296 321185
Photo of Thea Brady, Psychotherapist in Chinnor, England
Thea Brady
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Not Verified Not Verified
Aylesbury HP19
I have experience working with individuals experiencing various difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders (social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD), panic, phobias, trauma symptoms, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship/communication breakdowns, stress or a feeling of disconnect from yourself and others. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore difficult emotions or conflicts you may wish to address. I work using a variety of methods whereby I can support by offering alternative coping strategies and techniques in line with CBT or offer reflection to help you increase your awareness of your needs.
I have experience working with individuals experiencing various difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders (social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD), panic, phobias, trauma symptoms, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship/communication breakdowns, stress or a feeling of disconnect from yourself and others. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore difficult emotions or conflicts you may wish to address. I work using a variety of methods whereby I can support by offering alternative coping strategies and techniques in line with CBT or offer reflection to help you increase your awareness of your needs.
01442 506256 View 01442 506256
Photo of Tom Coates - Cbt Therapist, Psychotherapist in Chinnor, England
Tom Coates - Cbt Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Princes Risborough HP27
Emotional difficulties can make us feel overwhelmed, isolated, and exhausted, affecting our daily lives and overall well-being. If this sounds like you, remember that help is available. I'm Tom, a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 12 years of experience in clinical practice. Although I work with a range of conditions, including Depression and Anxiety, I have a specialist interest in working with individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). My personal battles with OCD and depression allow me to empathise deeply with my clients, enabling me to provide understanding and supportive care.
Emotional difficulties can make us feel overwhelmed, isolated, and exhausted, affecting our daily lives and overall well-being. If this sounds like you, remember that help is available. I'm Tom, a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 12 years of experience in clinical practice. Although I work with a range of conditions, including Depression and Anxiety, I have a specialist interest in working with individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). My personal battles with OCD and depression allow me to empathise deeply with my clients, enabling me to provide understanding and supportive care.
01296 327562 View 01296 327562
Photo of Amanda Smith, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Amanda Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP13
I am a warm, friendly, non-judgemental, professional counsellor who is experienced at helping you achieve your goals for seeking counselling. I am an integrative counsellor, who uses CBT, person centred, psychodynamic, and gestalt counselling, modalities. This allows me to work uniquely inflexibly with you to help resolve any issues or gain perspective. I work in a client centred way, which means that we can explore what you wish to bring to the sessions. I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework which insures a high standard of quality counselling. You will be listened to and accepted.
I am a warm, friendly, non-judgemental, professional counsellor who is experienced at helping you achieve your goals for seeking counselling. I am an integrative counsellor, who uses CBT, person centred, psychodynamic, and gestalt counselling, modalities. This allows me to work uniquely inflexibly with you to help resolve any issues or gain perspective. I work in a client centred way, which means that we can explore what you wish to bring to the sessions. I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework which insures a high standard of quality counselling. You will be listened to and accepted.
01494 292760 View 01494 292760
Photo of Karen Lesley Ryle, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Karen Lesley Ryle
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylesbury HP19
Since I qualified in 2003 I have gained a lot of experience of working with individuals and couples. Expanding my practice to include the supervision of the work completed by other Counsellors. Many of my clients have experienced traumatic events in their lives, often suffering from stress and anxiety which is impacting their everyday life. By exploring such events we can reduce the impact they have on the life of the client, lower stress and anxiety levels. Self medication and relationship issues can be a common theme with many clients. By discovering the reasons why clients behave this way we can explore healthier life choice.
Since I qualified in 2003 I have gained a lot of experience of working with individuals and couples. Expanding my practice to include the supervision of the work completed by other Counsellors. Many of my clients have experienced traumatic events in their lives, often suffering from stress and anxiety which is impacting their everyday life. By exploring such events we can reduce the impact they have on the life of the client, lower stress and anxiety levels. Self medication and relationship issues can be a common theme with many clients. By discovering the reasons why clients behave this way we can explore healthier life choice.
01296 340244 View 01296 340244
Photo of Debbie McCool, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Debbie McCool
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wendover HP22
Hello and Welcome, I provide counselling to adults, Couples, teens and young people. We can work together to build self-confidence and empower you to live the life you truly desire. Rather than giving you advice, my approach revolves around active listening and gentle support, encouraging you to uncover fresh perspectives and insights. Together, we will explore your concerns and work towards finding the solutions that align with your unique circumstances. I work with clients facing the demands of a range of issues and emotions. I also work with parents and carers who would like to develop a deeper relationship with their children.
Hello and Welcome, I provide counselling to adults, Couples, teens and young people. We can work together to build self-confidence and empower you to live the life you truly desire. Rather than giving you advice, my approach revolves around active listening and gentle support, encouraging you to uncover fresh perspectives and insights. Together, we will explore your concerns and work towards finding the solutions that align with your unique circumstances. I work with clients facing the demands of a range of issues and emotions. I also work with parents and carers who would like to develop a deeper relationship with their children.
01442 504498 View 01442 504498
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Talk for Change Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Princes Risborough HP27
Hello, and welcome. I am Francesca, a well qualified, experienced and professional psychotherapist supporting individuals to work through feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, grief and loss. Since you are reading this page I imagine you would like some aspects of your life to be different and wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons, perhaps you struggling to like yourself or coming to terms with a trauma or loss and looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression.
Hello, and welcome. I am Francesca, a well qualified, experienced and professional psychotherapist supporting individuals to work through feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, grief and loss. Since you are reading this page I imagine you would like some aspects of your life to be different and wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons, perhaps you struggling to like yourself or coming to terms with a trauma or loss and looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression.
01494 977457 View 01494 977457
Photo of Dr Joanna King (Talking Trauma), Psychologist in Chinnor, England
Dr Joanna King (Talking Trauma)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP13
Have you been through something distressing and never had the chance to process what has happened? Are past traumas impacting your life and making it hard to live the life you want to? In my 13 years experience working in mental health, as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in the NHS and private practice, I have seen the profound impact that your past experiences can have on your current life. I became a specialist in treating adverse life experiences (trauma) and I have found through offering evidence based trauma therapy that people can process their past experiences and begin to live the life they want and deserve.
Have you been through something distressing and never had the chance to process what has happened? Are past traumas impacting your life and making it hard to live the life you want to? In my 13 years experience working in mental health, as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in the NHS and private practice, I have seen the profound impact that your past experiences can have on your current life. I became a specialist in treating adverse life experiences (trauma) and I have found through offering evidence based trauma therapy that people can process their past experiences and begin to live the life they want and deserve.
01491 523089 View 01491 523089
Photo of Juliette Coffey, Psychotherapist in Chinnor, England
Juliette Coffey
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP11
Specialising in empowering women of all ages, I can help you with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, physical & mental health issues, PTSD, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, addiction, loss and bereavement. I offer both short-term counselling and longer, open-ended work.
Specialising in empowering women of all ages, I can help you with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, physical & mental health issues, PTSD, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, addiction, loss and bereavement. I offer both short-term counselling and longer, open-ended work.
01923 920587 View 01923 920587
Photo of Maria Rachel Curry, Counsellor in Chinnor, England
Maria Rachel Curry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thame OX9
I am a SPECIALIST RELATIONSHIP THERAPIST - working with COUPLES, FAMILIES and INDIVIDUALS who are seeking help on working with all aspects of relationship difficulties. Are you in a cycle of arguments that you cannot escape? Or faced with issues that are making you feel anxious or depressed? If so communication is often at the heart of the problem and talking with an experienced therapist in a calm and non-judgemental environment can allow for a different way to communicate leading to a more effective way to understand and be understood.
I am a SPECIALIST RELATIONSHIP THERAPIST - working with COUPLES, FAMILIES and INDIVIDUALS who are seeking help on working with all aspects of relationship difficulties. Are you in a cycle of arguments that you cannot escape? Or faced with issues that are making you feel anxious or depressed? If so communication is often at the heart of the problem and talking with an experienced therapist in a calm and non-judgemental environment can allow for a different way to communicate leading to a more effective way to understand and be understood.
01844 393942 View 01844 393942
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Jenny Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylesbury HP20
Thank you for taking time to visit my profile, It is the first step towards change and takes courage. Maybe you're here because you have experienced a difficult past? Perhaps your childhood has left you feeling hurt? Do you feel excluded from others and when you are around other people do you feel like you don’t fit in and find yourself overcompensating to fit in, or question yourself and wonder what is wrong with you? Are you constantly worrying and find it hard to relax around others? Maybe this surfaces anger, jealousy or sadness?
Thank you for taking time to visit my profile, It is the first step towards change and takes courage. Maybe you're here because you have experienced a difficult past? Perhaps your childhood has left you feeling hurt? Do you feel excluded from others and when you are around other people do you feel like you don’t fit in and find yourself overcompensating to fit in, or question yourself and wonder what is wrong with you? Are you constantly worrying and find it hard to relax around others? Maybe this surfaces anger, jealousy or sadness?
01296 254515 View 01296 254515
Photo of Dr Morvwen Duncan, Psychologist in Chinnor, England
Dr Morvwen Duncan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP22
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Number of Counsellors in Chinnor

< 10

Counsellors in Chinnor who prioritize treating:

100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Bereavement
75% Other
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Chinnor see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Chinnor?

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.