Counselling in Clitheroe

Photo of Jeanette Fegan, Psychologist in Clitheroe, England
Jeanette Fegan
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Are you being driven by self-defeating thoughts but don’t know how to change? To the outside world you have it all; everything seems well. Internally you are stuck in a cycle of self-criticism, self-doubt, and overthinking. You feel that you are walking on eggshells; you don't want to upset anyone. You struggle to make meaningful connections with people and the things that are important to you. These things are beginning to have real world consequences on your relationships, work, and social life, and you fear that it will always be this way. But you don't have to stay stuck in this cycle.
Are you being driven by self-defeating thoughts but don’t know how to change? To the outside world you have it all; everything seems well. Internally you are stuck in a cycle of self-criticism, self-doubt, and overthinking. You feel that you are walking on eggshells; you don't want to upset anyone. You struggle to make meaningful connections with people and the things that are important to you. These things are beginning to have real world consequences on your relationships, work, and social life, and you fear that it will always be this way. But you don't have to stay stuck in this cycle.
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Claire McDonough
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Not accepting new clients
Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. I am based at Clitheroe Psychotherapy Centre, in Lancashire. Our centre provides a safe and confidential place to work through your problems. Whatever your issues are, I can help you find solutions and work towards feeling happier and back on track. I have worked in wellbeing and mental health for the whole of my career (30yrs plus) in a range of different settings right through to the hospital environment and I'm also a clinical supervisor. I hope this gives you an idea of the depth of my experience. It doesn't matter whether you think your problem is big or small, I'm here to help.
Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. I am based at Clitheroe Psychotherapy Centre, in Lancashire. Our centre provides a safe and confidential place to work through your problems. Whatever your issues are, I can help you find solutions and work towards feeling happier and back on track. I have worked in wellbeing and mental health for the whole of my career (30yrs plus) in a range of different settings right through to the hospital environment and I'm also a clinical supervisor. I hope this gives you an idea of the depth of my experience. It doesn't matter whether you think your problem is big or small, I'm here to help.
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Photo of Ken Malpass Person-Centred Wellbeing Therapy , Counsellor in Clitheroe, England
Ken Malpass Person-Centred Wellbeing Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clitheroe BB7
Throughout our lives we face difficult challenges. At times we may need support and someone to talk things through with. As a person-counsellor with over 25 years experience within education and health care settings. I will provide a safe confidential space in which we can explore your concerns. We will work collaboratively to find the most appropriate way to meet your needs and to empower you to make sense of any difficulties, to rebuild your self-confidence and independence. Counselling offers us the opportunity to explore alternative ways to manage our lives and to seek out the choices and possibilities that make a difference.
Throughout our lives we face difficult challenges. At times we may need support and someone to talk things through with. As a person-counsellor with over 25 years experience within education and health care settings. I will provide a safe confidential space in which we can explore your concerns. We will work collaboratively to find the most appropriate way to meet your needs and to empower you to make sense of any difficulties, to rebuild your self-confidence and independence. Counselling offers us the opportunity to explore alternative ways to manage our lives and to seek out the choices and possibilities that make a difference.
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Susan Wilkinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Counselling helps people become aware that they have more choices than they think - that there are more possibilities in life. It can be very empowering. You are offered a safe, confidential environment in which to deepen your knowledge of yourself and overcome the issues that can lead to a range of problems. For example it can help you with: depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, domestic violence, loss of self-esteem, addictions and many other difficulties.
Counselling helps people become aware that they have more choices than they think - that there are more possibilities in life. It can be very empowering. You are offered a safe, confidential environment in which to deepen your knowledge of yourself and overcome the issues that can lead to a range of problems. For example it can help you with: depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, domestic violence, loss of self-esteem, addictions and many other difficulties.
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Ribble Valley Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist offering high quality therapy to clients with complex needs. I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues and breakdown, PTSD, isolation, attachment issues, child hood trauma and self harm. My specialism has focussed on supporting clients who also battle addiction and I also have specific training on supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. I value myself as a therapist who can tailor my therapy to meet the needs of my clients and integrates many psychological schools to do this.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist offering high quality therapy to clients with complex needs. I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues and breakdown, PTSD, isolation, attachment issues, child hood trauma and self harm. My specialism has focussed on supporting clients who also battle addiction and I also have specific training on supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. I value myself as a therapist who can tailor my therapy to meet the needs of my clients and integrates many psychological schools to do this.
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Photo of Dr Kimberley Keegan, Psychologist in Clitheroe, England
Dr Kimberley Keegan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Life, and our lived experience of it, is complex. Often times we choose not to look into this complexity for fear of being overwhelmed by unwanted truths and emotions. This approach may work for some of us for a while, however for most - life will confront us with pain that is difficult to ignore. The avoidance of this pain or reality is what leads to mental health symptoms and prolonged distress. However, life does not need to be so difficult. If you would like to make sense of your life and unique lived experienced in order to lead a more fulfilled existence, please get in touch.
Life, and our lived experience of it, is complex. Often times we choose not to look into this complexity for fear of being overwhelmed by unwanted truths and emotions. This approach may work for some of us for a while, however for most - life will confront us with pain that is difficult to ignore. The avoidance of this pain or reality is what leads to mental health symptoms and prolonged distress. However, life does not need to be so difficult. If you would like to make sense of your life and unique lived experienced in order to lead a more fulfilled existence, please get in touch.
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Photo of Karen Butterworth, Counsellor in Clitheroe, England
Karen Butterworth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
You may have suffered with mental ill-health on and off for years, or it may be something you’ve noticed recently. To benefit from talking therapy, it’s less about what the issue is, or the severity of your mental/emotional wellbeing but more about your readiness to talk and be open to learning about yourself. It can be an emotionally draining process as you face up to difficulties you’ve experienced during your life. My aim is to provide the support you need throughout the process and to fully accept you for who you are. Even if you find it difficult to accept parts of yourself. Clients often leave sessions feeling much lighter.
You may have suffered with mental ill-health on and off for years, or it may be something you’ve noticed recently. To benefit from talking therapy, it’s less about what the issue is, or the severity of your mental/emotional wellbeing but more about your readiness to talk and be open to learning about yourself. It can be an emotionally draining process as you face up to difficulties you’ve experienced during your life. My aim is to provide the support you need throughout the process and to fully accept you for who you are. Even if you find it difficult to accept parts of yourself. Clients often leave sessions feeling much lighter.
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Helena Smith
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Not accepting new clients
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
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Photo of The Counselling Co-Op, Psychotherapist in Clitheroe, England
The Counselling Co-Op
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
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Photo of U Got This, Mental health & Wellbeing clinic, Psychotherapist in Clitheroe, England
U Got This, Mental health & Wellbeing clinic
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Want to GET BETTER & NOT JUST manage your mental health? Dealing with unresolved Anxiety & Depression can be debilitating, leaving you feeling like you wIill never get better. Your relationships, performance and confidence may suffer, you may dread the future and tired of wearing a mask & being positive. You may have been to see your GP or tried many therapies and still feel unwell. If this is you perhaps it’s time for further more therapy. The clinic offers unique techniques that are proving to be highly successful in the treatment for Mental health with growing 5 STAR Reviews. Referrals accepted from other therapists to.
Want to GET BETTER & NOT JUST manage your mental health? Dealing with unresolved Anxiety & Depression can be debilitating, leaving you feeling like you wIill never get better. Your relationships, performance and confidence may suffer, you may dread the future and tired of wearing a mask & being positive. You may have been to see your GP or tried many therapies and still feel unwell. If this is you perhaps it’s time for further more therapy. The clinic offers unique techniques that are proving to be highly successful in the treatment for Mental health with growing 5 STAR Reviews. Referrals accepted from other therapists to.
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Cookies Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Hi everyone my name is Catherine. I am aware that everyone is different and at different stages in their life and therefore we all have different expectations. Which makes my services unique to you, as I tailor make the sessions to meet every individual clients needs. I am committed to ensuring my clients overcome their presenting issues and I will always do my very best to help them meet their therapy goals and support them to reach their full potential.
Hi everyone my name is Catherine. I am aware that everyone is different and at different stages in their life and therefore we all have different expectations. Which makes my services unique to you, as I tailor make the sessions to meet every individual clients needs. I am committed to ensuring my clients overcome their presenting issues and I will always do my very best to help them meet their therapy goals and support them to reach their full potential.
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Photo of Lindsay Stones, Counsellor in Clitheroe, England
Lindsay Stones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clitheroe BB7
Hi, thanks for reading my profile. I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I work with clients who are experiencing a wide range of issues, helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I believe in providing a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in which you are free to explore your thoughts, feelings and issues.
Hi, thanks for reading my profile. I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I work with clients who are experiencing a wide range of issues, helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I believe in providing a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in which you are free to explore your thoughts, feelings and issues.
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Photo of Jade Smith, Counsellor in Clitheroe, England
Jade Smith
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
It can be a daunting experience deciding to take the step into counselling, I aim to make the counselling space as comfortable as possible. As a therapist I provide a safe and confidential space where clients can open up and together we can explore the difficult feelings and emotions that may arise.  As an Integrative Psychotherapist I believe that not one type of therapy fits all, therefore bringing in techniques from different modalities of therapy, such as person-centred, CBT, Psychodynamic and Gestalt may provide clients with a greater therapeutic experience. 
It can be a daunting experience deciding to take the step into counselling, I aim to make the counselling space as comfortable as possible. As a therapist I provide a safe and confidential space where clients can open up and together we can explore the difficult feelings and emotions that may arise.  As an Integrative Psychotherapist I believe that not one type of therapy fits all, therefore bringing in techniques from different modalities of therapy, such as person-centred, CBT, Psychodynamic and Gestalt may provide clients with a greater therapeutic experience. 
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Photo of Helen Maggie Watson, Psychotherapist in Clitheroe, England
Helen Maggie Watson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
I am a highly qualified, experienced, and ethical psychotherapist and coach with a passionate belief that we all have the capacity to change and grow. The focus of my work is always to help you heal and flourish. If you are being prompted to look for the unique support provided by a psychotherapist, counsellor or coach it can be difficult to know who to choose. I work with adults and help people address a range of issues. To discover more about my services please visit my website www.helenmaggiewatson.co.uk
I am a highly qualified, experienced, and ethical psychotherapist and coach with a passionate belief that we all have the capacity to change and grow. The focus of my work is always to help you heal and flourish. If you are being prompted to look for the unique support provided by a psychotherapist, counsellor or coach it can be difficult to know who to choose. I work with adults and help people address a range of issues. To discover more about my services please visit my website www.helenmaggiewatson.co.uk
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Photo of Kyle Thurlow, Counsellor in Clitheroe, England
Kyle Thurlow
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
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Photo of Dr Kathryn Heaton, Psychologist in Clitheroe, England
Dr Kathryn Heaton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Waitlist for new clients
Hello & warm welcome. My name is Kathryn, & I provide specialist, non-judgemental therapeutic support to help you to gain understanding & improve your emotional wellbeing, enabling you to move your life forward in a way that will help you to experience a greater sense of calm, fulfilment, & satisfaction in life. It may be that you are seeking this support for yourself or for your child because of difficulties such as anxiety, panic, stress, overwhelm, low mood, depression, poor sleep, anger, grief and loss, trauma, adapting to life following illness/diagnoses, behavioural issues, relationship issues or difficulties at work/school.
Hello & warm welcome. My name is Kathryn, & I provide specialist, non-judgemental therapeutic support to help you to gain understanding & improve your emotional wellbeing, enabling you to move your life forward in a way that will help you to experience a greater sense of calm, fulfilment, & satisfaction in life. It may be that you are seeking this support for yourself or for your child because of difficulties such as anxiety, panic, stress, overwhelm, low mood, depression, poor sleep, anger, grief and loss, trauma, adapting to life following illness/diagnoses, behavioural issues, relationship issues or difficulties at work/school.
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Photo of Cherie Deakin Psychotherapy Supervisor, Psychotherapist in Clitheroe, England
Cherie Deakin Psychotherapy Supervisor
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
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Photo of Olivia Rose Counselling and Therapy, Counsellor in Clitheroe, England
Olivia Rose Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7  (Online Only)
Hello, welcome to my page and thank you for looking. My name is Rebecca Bullen. I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor with over 13 years experience of working with Children, Young people and adults who have faced many different mental health difficulties. In our lifetime, we will all experience difficult and challenging times where we feel we need that extra support, and sometimes do not feel comfortable to share our feelings with those closest to us. It can often be difficult to share our thoughts and feelings with our loved ones and that's where I, as a therapist can help.
Hello, welcome to my page and thank you for looking. My name is Rebecca Bullen. I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor with over 13 years experience of working with Children, Young people and adults who have faced many different mental health difficulties. In our lifetime, we will all experience difficult and challenging times where we feel we need that extra support, and sometimes do not feel comfortable to share our feelings with those closest to us. It can often be difficult to share our thoughts and feelings with our loved ones and that's where I, as a therapist can help.
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Photo of Baldwin Therapy EMDR, Counsellor, CBT, Supervisor, Counsellor in Clitheroe, England
Baldwin Therapy EMDR, Counsellor, CBT, Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
Baldwin Therapy offer EMDR, Counselling, CBT, Professional Supervision and training which can be delivered as face to face or online. Our therapists have over 22 years' experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulty including anxiety and depression. The therapists work alongside the NHS, Private sector, the local authority and Education. A FREE 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and to look at what therapy would be best is available on request. Baldwin Therapy have both Male and Female therapists.
Baldwin Therapy offer EMDR, Counselling, CBT, Professional Supervision and training which can be delivered as face to face or online. Our therapists have over 22 years' experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulty including anxiety and depression. The therapists work alongside the NHS, Private sector, the local authority and Education. A FREE 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and to look at what therapy would be best is available on request. Baldwin Therapy have both Male and Female therapists.
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Photo of Kindness Counselling, Counsellor in Clitheroe, England
Kindness Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7  (Online Only)
There are a number of reasons why people come for therapy. These reasons may be varied. In a stressful, pressure-filled world, many of us face difficulties that can be hard to overcome, be it in your day-to-day life; in a relationship, depression, loneliness, issues with your job, or an unresolved concern. You often have a better chance of making the changes you want to make when you are supported by a qualified person with experience to help you. I am a qualified, registered and experienced counsellor. We will work together in an open and supportive way, to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself or situation.
There are a number of reasons why people come for therapy. These reasons may be varied. In a stressful, pressure-filled world, many of us face difficulties that can be hard to overcome, be it in your day-to-day life; in a relationship, depression, loneliness, issues with your job, or an unresolved concern. You often have a better chance of making the changes you want to make when you are supported by a qualified person with experience to help you. I am a qualified, registered and experienced counsellor. We will work together in an open and supportive way, to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself or situation.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Clitheroe

20+

Average cost per session

£52

Counsellors in Clitheroe who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
85% Stress
80% Trauma and PTSD
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% AXA PPP
67% Bupa
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in Clitheroe see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Clitheroe?

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.