Counselling in Colchester

Photo of Dr Evgenia Kostaki, Psychologist in Colchester, England
Dr Evgenia Kostaki
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
Are you noticing that you are feeling overwhelmed, on edge or drained? Do you ruminate about the past or worry about the future? Do you have high standards for yourself and become self-critical, often not feeling good enough? Has something bad happened that you are struggling to deal with? I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and I have experience of working in different NHS services and in private practice supporting adults with their psychological needs.
Are you noticing that you are feeling overwhelmed, on edge or drained? Do you ruminate about the past or worry about the future? Do you have high standards for yourself and become self-critical, often not feeling good enough? Has something bad happened that you are struggling to deal with? I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and I have experience of working in different NHS services and in private practice supporting adults with their psychological needs.
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Photo of Mark John Penfold, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Mark John Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
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Photo of Emma Cameron, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Emma Cameron
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
You're a sensitive, thoughtful person. In so many ways you know you should feel lucky to have achieved what you have. But lately you've been feeling worried, overwhelmed and sometimes a bit hopeless. And your sensitivity - which could be your superpower - instead seems to only make you feel worse. You feel like you should be able to sort yourself out and carry on - but deep inside a small inner voice is calling out that it needs to be honoured and heard. You long to find somewhere that you can feel truly listened to and understood. Where it's okay that you're a complex person, full of contradictions and questions.
You're a sensitive, thoughtful person. In so many ways you know you should feel lucky to have achieved what you have. But lately you've been feeling worried, overwhelmed and sometimes a bit hopeless. And your sensitivity - which could be your superpower - instead seems to only make you feel worse. You feel like you should be able to sort yourself out and carry on - but deep inside a small inner voice is calling out that it needs to be honoured and heard. You long to find somewhere that you can feel truly listened to and understood. Where it's okay that you're a complex person, full of contradictions and questions.
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Photo of Tony Donovan, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Tony Donovan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
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Photo of Angelique Cox, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Angelique Cox
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to communicate as a family or maybe discussions often end up as arguments ? Perhaps there’s been a significant event recently, for one or all of you, that’s had a big impact and needs talking through together ? Ill health, either physical or mental health, can really affect everyone and when this becomes overwhelming it’s usually helpful to have someone external to the family to process it all with.
Are you struggling to communicate as a family or maybe discussions often end up as arguments ? Perhaps there’s been a significant event recently, for one or all of you, that’s had a big impact and needs talking through together ? Ill health, either physical or mental health, can really affect everyone and when this becomes overwhelming it’s usually helpful to have someone external to the family to process it all with.
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Photo of Tina E Powell, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Tina E Powell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO2
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
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Photo of Jacinta Deacon, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Jacinta Deacon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
I am an experienced counsellor and I provide a warm and welcoming space for you to explore any issues or difficulties you may be struggling with. I work with adults & children age 11-18, and am happy to talk through any questions you may have. I have experience and understanding of working with neurodivergence particularly Autism and ADHD. My aim is to provide a confidential and comfortable space for you to safely explore issues that are causing difficulties or distress.
I am an experienced counsellor and I provide a warm and welcoming space for you to explore any issues or difficulties you may be struggling with. I work with adults & children age 11-18, and am happy to talk through any questions you may have. I have experience and understanding of working with neurodivergence particularly Autism and ADHD. My aim is to provide a confidential and comfortable space for you to safely explore issues that are causing difficulties or distress.
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Photo of Marta Bezzone, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Marta Bezzone
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO1  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome, my name is Marta; I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist. Approaching therapy can be daunting and you may have worries and reservations about the process; however, therapy can be the beginning of your healing and personal growth journey. If you feel stuck, are experiencing a significant or minor life change, are unable to cope with everyday stress and anxiety, or feel burned out, overwhelmed, lost and depressed, my role is to offer you support. Regardless of how long you have been struggling or the severity of your issues, I am here to help.
Hello and welcome, my name is Marta; I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist. Approaching therapy can be daunting and you may have worries and reservations about the process; however, therapy can be the beginning of your healing and personal growth journey. If you feel stuck, are experiencing a significant or minor life change, are unable to cope with everyday stress and anxiety, or feel burned out, overwhelmed, lost and depressed, my role is to offer you support. Regardless of how long you have been struggling or the severity of your issues, I am here to help.
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Photo of Claire Wyatt, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Claire Wyatt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
I am an experienced Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, this means I create an individual, personalised approach that is specific to your needs. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am able to work with male or female clients, couples and regularly help young people from the age of 12 and above. I have helped many clients with a diverse range of issues, including; Relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Anger management, Eating disorders, Affairs, Addictions etc
I am an experienced Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, this means I create an individual, personalised approach that is specific to your needs. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am able to work with male or female clients, couples and regularly help young people from the age of 12 and above. I have helped many clients with a diverse range of issues, including; Relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Anger management, Eating disorders, Affairs, Addictions etc
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Photo of Uruz Counselling Services, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Uruz Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
Therapy can be useful for a whole myriad of reasons. From needing to get things off your chest, to stopping living in the past. I offer a safe space to explore, and really feel what is going on in your life. Working together in a therapeutic alliance, we will aim to settle feelings and build resilience. Talking Therapy can be a good place to let go of pent up emotion, and help organise and sort yourself in a way that can help you feel ready to go and be more present in the day!
Therapy can be useful for a whole myriad of reasons. From needing to get things off your chest, to stopping living in the past. I offer a safe space to explore, and really feel what is going on in your life. Working together in a therapeutic alliance, we will aim to settle feelings and build resilience. Talking Therapy can be a good place to let go of pent up emotion, and help organise and sort yourself in a way that can help you feel ready to go and be more present in the day!
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Photo of Paula Jane Isgrove, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Paula Jane Isgrove
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO2
Working with couples and individuals. I appreciate the connection between physical health and psychological well being. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders and trauma especially relating to relationship issues and sexual assault/abuse, sex problems and sex addiction. OCD and hoarding as well as panic disorders are also areas of interest. I have extensive experience of discussing sensitive and intimate topics with people, including issues relating to sexual identity and sexual assault/abuse.
Working with couples and individuals. I appreciate the connection between physical health and psychological well being. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders and trauma especially relating to relationship issues and sexual assault/abuse, sex problems and sex addiction. OCD and hoarding as well as panic disorders are also areas of interest. I have extensive experience of discussing sensitive and intimate topics with people, including issues relating to sexual identity and sexual assault/abuse.
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Photo of Kirsten Toyne-Anxiety Counsellor, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Kirsten Toyne-Anxiety Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
Anxiety and stress rob us of our confidence and make life feel too much. You may find yourself struggling or feeling inadequate. You might blame yourself for not coping as well as you think you should. Maybe you doubt yourself or tend to expect the worst. Life might feel hard to enjoy or have lost its pleasure. These are are all un-talked about side effects of anxiety and stress. Prolonged anxiety or stress takes its toll on us both physically and emotionally. We might suffer from: worry, panic, poor sleep, tiredness, muscle tension, trouble concentrating and feel unable to relax.
Anxiety and stress rob us of our confidence and make life feel too much. You may find yourself struggling or feeling inadequate. You might blame yourself for not coping as well as you think you should. Maybe you doubt yourself or tend to expect the worst. Life might feel hard to enjoy or have lost its pleasure. These are are all un-talked about side effects of anxiety and stress. Prolonged anxiety or stress takes its toll on us both physically and emotionally. We might suffer from: worry, panic, poor sleep, tiredness, muscle tension, trouble concentrating and feel unable to relax.
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Photo of Zoe Lucinda Pepall, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Zoe Lucinda Pepall
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
I am Zoe, a person-centered counselor. I have over 15 years of experience in Mental Health. Previous training in Psychology in London completed training in person-centered counseling BA Hons. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and tailored to the individual, exploring emotions and behaviours in order to offer coping strategies and a deeper understanding of oneself. I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where there is space to work together. Working with individuals struggling with a range of different issues.
I am Zoe, a person-centered counselor. I have over 15 years of experience in Mental Health. Previous training in Psychology in London completed training in person-centered counseling BA Hons. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and tailored to the individual, exploring emotions and behaviours in order to offer coping strategies and a deeper understanding of oneself. I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where there is space to work together. Working with individuals struggling with a range of different issues.
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Photo of Castle Counselling Service , Counsellor in Colchester, England
Castle Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
As a MBACP counsellor, I specialise in helping children, teenager, young adults and also support older adults too. Individuals seek counselling for various reasons, all of which are valid. Together we can explore your presenting difficulties, in a safe confidential space to reframe and make new meaning.
As a MBACP counsellor, I specialise in helping children, teenager, young adults and also support older adults too. Individuals seek counselling for various reasons, all of which are valid. Together we can explore your presenting difficulties, in a safe confidential space to reframe and make new meaning.
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Photo of William Francis Thomson - The Therapy Bubble, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
William Francis Thomson - The Therapy Bubble
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed and you are sitting with a problem that may be made worse by a loss or past experience or you are stuck and can’t move forward, it can be beneficial to speak in confidence with someone who is not immediately involved within your circle. I'm is an experienced person centred counsellor, I have worked with people who have had a variety of concerns including, anxiety, low self-worth, depression, bereavement, loss, loneliness, addiction, stress, low self-esteem, problems with life relationships, family disfunction, trauma and work related stress.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed and you are sitting with a problem that may be made worse by a loss or past experience or you are stuck and can’t move forward, it can be beneficial to speak in confidence with someone who is not immediately involved within your circle. I'm is an experienced person centred counsellor, I have worked with people who have had a variety of concerns including, anxiety, low self-worth, depression, bereavement, loss, loneliness, addiction, stress, low self-esteem, problems with life relationships, family disfunction, trauma and work related stress.
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Photo of Tisha Kachhapati, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Tisha Kachhapati
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
Are you feeling bogged down by the world? Are things are getting worse and you know you need help? Maybe you’re trying to find an outlet for the things you’re experiencing. Either way, something is bringing you toward counselling, which has led you here to me. I use the psychodynamic approach in therapy to make sense of your world. I help you connect unconscious behaviours that are unpleasantly shaping or sabotaging your life. By bringing awareness to it, you can make sense of it to create real changes. Some of these unpleasant things can show up in the form of explosive anger, panic attacks, or even avoidant behaviours.
Are you feeling bogged down by the world? Are things are getting worse and you know you need help? Maybe you’re trying to find an outlet for the things you’re experiencing. Either way, something is bringing you toward counselling, which has led you here to me. I use the psychodynamic approach in therapy to make sense of your world. I help you connect unconscious behaviours that are unpleasantly shaping or sabotaging your life. By bringing awareness to it, you can make sense of it to create real changes. Some of these unpleasant things can show up in the form of explosive anger, panic attacks, or even avoidant behaviours.
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Photo of Julie Kirby, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Julie Kirby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
I am a fully qualified Child and Adolescent counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I also work with families and adults. My training was in psychodynamic however, I have developed into an Integrative counsellor. This means, I able to adapt my counselling style to suit many different needs. I have worked with a range of issues. Including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, bereavement, gender issues, ADHD, ASD, attachment issues, self harm, neglect, domestic abuse - physical, emotional and sexual. We all need to be heard and listened to. It is ok, not to be ok.
I am a fully qualified Child and Adolescent counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I also work with families and adults. My training was in psychodynamic however, I have developed into an Integrative counsellor. This means, I able to adapt my counselling style to suit many different needs. I have worked with a range of issues. Including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, bereavement, gender issues, ADHD, ASD, attachment issues, self harm, neglect, domestic abuse - physical, emotional and sexual. We all need to be heard and listened to. It is ok, not to be ok.
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Photo of Samantha Jane Morgan, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Samantha Jane Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
Do you feel overwhelmed, unsafe and lonely? Are you finding elements of your life a struggle and don't know where to turn? Can you no longer see the wood for the trees and have lost direction? Many people lose touch with the person they are supposed to be for many reasons and seek to find their true selves again but may just need a helping hand and support along the way. Counselling can be the first step back to removing the barriers which have kept you lost and help you back on the path you were intended to follow.
Do you feel overwhelmed, unsafe and lonely? Are you finding elements of your life a struggle and don't know where to turn? Can you no longer see the wood for the trees and have lost direction? Many people lose touch with the person they are supposed to be for many reasons and seek to find their true selves again but may just need a helping hand and support along the way. Counselling can be the first step back to removing the barriers which have kept you lost and help you back on the path you were intended to follow.
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Photo of Jacquie Clark, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Jacquie Clark
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
Hallo I’m Jacquie, If you are feeling a bit ‘stuck’ or struggling to see a way forward, why not come and talk to me? I offer a safe, non judgemental, supportive and effective service where we can work Collaboratively to achieve the best outcome for you. The way I work can best be described by using a driving metaphor; I am the Sat Nav - I can help and advise you on the best route to take, help you negotiate problems and be with you throughout your journey, eventually arriving at where you wish to be. You, however, are the one doing the driving. We can work brilliantly together to make change a reality.
Hallo I’m Jacquie, If you are feeling a bit ‘stuck’ or struggling to see a way forward, why not come and talk to me? I offer a safe, non judgemental, supportive and effective service where we can work Collaboratively to achieve the best outcome for you. The way I work can best be described by using a driving metaphor; I am the Sat Nav - I can help and advise you on the best route to take, help you negotiate problems and be with you throughout your journey, eventually arriving at where you wish to be. You, however, are the one doing the driving. We can work brilliantly together to make change a reality.
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Photo of Jane Susan Smith, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Jane Susan Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Colchester

100+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Colchester who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
88% Self Esteem
82% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
67% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aviva
68% AXA PPP
64% Bupa

How Counsellors in Colchester see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Colchester?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.