Counselling in Cranleigh

Photo of Sarah Elizabeth Blake, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Sarah Elizabeth Blake
Counsellor
Verified
Cranleigh GU6  (Online Only)
I love helping sensitive, creative people to find more freedom, centredness and joy in their lives, to get in touch with their inner voice of wisdom, and to live more fully from their authentic selves. Maybe you are someone who is struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, life changes, meaning, feeling a desire to explore themselves, come home to themselves, a desire to move away from their family's idea of who they are, setting out on a path to discover who they actually are. Maybe you're someone who wants to live their authentic self, explore their creativity, live life with more colour, freedom and love - to live life from the heart.
I love helping sensitive, creative people to find more freedom, centredness and joy in their lives, to get in touch with their inner voice of wisdom, and to live more fully from their authentic selves. Maybe you are someone who is struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, life changes, meaning, feeling a desire to explore themselves, come home to themselves, a desire to move away from their family's idea of who they are, setting out on a path to discover who they actually are. Maybe you're someone who wants to live their authentic self, explore their creativity, live life with more colour, freedom and love - to live life from the heart.
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Photo of Sophie Bice, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Sophie Bice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
Throughout life we all experience times of uncertainty, but now more than ever it might feel hard to navigate the challenges thrown at you in this uncertain world. Whatever your concerns, I can offer you a safe, respectful space in which to voice and explore difficult thoughts and emotions without fear of judgement. Whether you have a specific concern such as anxiety, depression, panic, grief, or relationship issues, or a more general feeling of dissatisfaction, discontentment or unease, you do not have to struggle alone. Talking with a counsellor can offer restorative insight & perspective and help bring about positive change.
Throughout life we all experience times of uncertainty, but now more than ever it might feel hard to navigate the challenges thrown at you in this uncertain world. Whatever your concerns, I can offer you a safe, respectful space in which to voice and explore difficult thoughts and emotions without fear of judgement. Whether you have a specific concern such as anxiety, depression, panic, grief, or relationship issues, or a more general feeling of dissatisfaction, discontentment or unease, you do not have to struggle alone. Talking with a counsellor can offer restorative insight & perspective and help bring about positive change.
07411 277378 View 07411 277378
Photo of Tracy Pinder, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Tracy Pinder
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cranleigh GU6  (Online Only)
I'm an approachable qualified BACP Accredited counsellor with over 15 years of counselling experience. I work with adults with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Stress, Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse. I offer a safe, non-judgemental confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings. My work can include helping you to manage difficult feelings, offering a different perspective on your challenges and helping you to find your own new solutions to your problems, building confidence and self-esteem/self-worth.
I'm an approachable qualified BACP Accredited counsellor with over 15 years of counselling experience. I work with adults with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Stress, Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse. I offer a safe, non-judgemental confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings. My work can include helping you to manage difficult feelings, offering a different perspective on your challenges and helping you to find your own new solutions to your problems, building confidence and self-esteem/self-worth.
01483 694045 View 01483 694045
Photo of Maria Midson, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Maria Midson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
Hello, my name is Maria and I'm an experienced, professional BACP counsellor. I recognise you've taken a bold step to reach out for help and it can be daunting to find a therapist who you can trust and connect with. Being sensitive, curious, non judgemental, along with a sense of humour enables my clients to feel safe, to be open and vulnerable with themselves and others. Perhaps your experiencing difficulties with life, relationships or work and cope by keeping busy, numbing yourself or avoiding your thoughts and feelings. These strategies may leave you feeling anxious, stressed, lonely or depressed if not dealt with.
Hello, my name is Maria and I'm an experienced, professional BACP counsellor. I recognise you've taken a bold step to reach out for help and it can be daunting to find a therapist who you can trust and connect with. Being sensitive, curious, non judgemental, along with a sense of humour enables my clients to feel safe, to be open and vulnerable with themselves and others. Perhaps your experiencing difficulties with life, relationships or work and cope by keeping busy, numbing yourself or avoiding your thoughts and feelings. These strategies may leave you feeling anxious, stressed, lonely or depressed if not dealt with.
07723 494704 View 07723 494704
Photo of Stacey Medalyer, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Stacey Medalyer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
I am a qualified and experienced Humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist, based in Godalming, Surrey, working with adults of all ages and backgrounds. I also work with young people and children aged 5 - 18. I can offer you a safe, confidential, comfortable and welcoming environment where you can express your feelings, attitudes and beliefs openly and freely without fear of judgement. We will work together, at your pace, exploring your emotions, worries and experiences. I will be there alongside you, as you move your life in a direction that is right for you. ​
I am a qualified and experienced Humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist, based in Godalming, Surrey, working with adults of all ages and backgrounds. I also work with young people and children aged 5 - 18. I can offer you a safe, confidential, comfortable and welcoming environment where you can express your feelings, attitudes and beliefs openly and freely without fear of judgement. We will work together, at your pace, exploring your emotions, worries and experiences. I will be there alongside you, as you move your life in a direction that is right for you. ​
07973 185495 View 07973 185495
Photo of Michele Atkin Therapies, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Michele Atkin Therapies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
Sometimes life can feel ‘just too much’, you feel like you have reached your capacity, you are emotionally sensitive or feel numb. You lack clarity in your thoughts and do not know where to turn. Take a deep breath and know that help is at hand. I offer guidance and support in a safe, non-judgemental space, to explore the things on your mind. I work in person and online, facilitating our sessions, working with you, at your pace, allowing you to tell your story. I will hear your words and see you as a unique individual. I believe in your ability to heal and grow.
Sometimes life can feel ‘just too much’, you feel like you have reached your capacity, you are emotionally sensitive or feel numb. You lack clarity in your thoughts and do not know where to turn. Take a deep breath and know that help is at hand. I offer guidance and support in a safe, non-judgemental space, to explore the things on your mind. I work in person and online, facilitating our sessions, working with you, at your pace, allowing you to tell your story. I will hear your words and see you as a unique individual. I believe in your ability to heal and grow.
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Photo of Hilary Adams, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Hilary Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
As an experienced member of the BACP, I offer counselling sessions for individuals in a private and comfortable environment. I work with a broad range of issues but the ones that come up most often are anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and self-doubt. Over time we develop patterns of behaviour and coping mechanisms which may once have served us well but which are no longer useful and may be destructive. Just voicing how you feel can produce powerful psychological benefit but we work together to understand what is happening, enabling you to make better choices, improve relationships and reach a place of self-acceptance.
As an experienced member of the BACP, I offer counselling sessions for individuals in a private and comfortable environment. I work with a broad range of issues but the ones that come up most often are anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and self-doubt. Over time we develop patterns of behaviour and coping mechanisms which may once have served us well but which are no longer useful and may be destructive. Just voicing how you feel can produce powerful psychological benefit but we work together to understand what is happening, enabling you to make better choices, improve relationships and reach a place of self-acceptance.
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Photo of The Psychology Company, Psychologist in Cranleigh, England
The Psychology Company
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranleigh GU6
We work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, low self esteem, chronic health difficulties, eating disorders, emotional instability and self destructive coping patterns. In your initial consultation we will explore what brings you to therapy and make a plan for how we will work together. We offer evidenced based structured therapy to help you move forwards in your life. Most of is have doctorates in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and we have all undertaken many years of training and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS and the private sector.
We work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, low self esteem, chronic health difficulties, eating disorders, emotional instability and self destructive coping patterns. In your initial consultation we will explore what brings you to therapy and make a plan for how we will work together. We offer evidenced based structured therapy to help you move forwards in your life. Most of is have doctorates in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and we have all undertaken many years of training and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS and the private sector.
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Photo of Josephine Lofthouse, Psychotherapist in Cranleigh, England
Josephine Lofthouse
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
Something is standing in the way of you living the life you want to lead. You may feel tired of the way that you are living or feeling - completely 'full up'. This could be showing up as burnout from personal or professional commitments, in relationship problems that are following a familiar pattern, or in seeming outwardly successful but feeling the opposite on the inside. You may find it difficult to identify and say what you need, or experience outbursts of anxiety or rage. Your inner critic may take a walk on the wild side too often.
Something is standing in the way of you living the life you want to lead. You may feel tired of the way that you are living or feeling - completely 'full up'. This could be showing up as burnout from personal or professional commitments, in relationship problems that are following a familiar pattern, or in seeming outwardly successful but feeling the opposite on the inside. You may find it difficult to identify and say what you need, or experience outbursts of anxiety or rage. Your inner critic may take a walk on the wild side too often.
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Photo of Dr Ben J Mead, Psychologist in Cranleigh, England
Dr Ben J Mead
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
Hello, my name is Ben and I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Counsellor practising in Surrey (Guildford), Hampshire (Basingstoke) and also online via a secure, encrypted network. My extensive training and experience ensures I am able to help adults and children with a number of difficulties, including (but not limited to): Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Loneliness, Grief / Loss, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic stress (PTSD), Relationship difficulties (including break-ups), Social anxiety, Sleep difficulties and Work / exam stress
Hello, my name is Ben and I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Counsellor practising in Surrey (Guildford), Hampshire (Basingstoke) and also online via a secure, encrypted network. My extensive training and experience ensures I am able to help adults and children with a number of difficulties, including (but not limited to): Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Loneliness, Grief / Loss, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic stress (PTSD), Relationship difficulties (including break-ups), Social anxiety, Sleep difficulties and Work / exam stress
07723 467204 View 07723 467204
Photo of Surrey's Learning and Counselling Centre, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Surrey's Learning and Counselling Centre
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
I am a Senior Accredited Integrative Counsellor, Clinical Counselling Supervisor & Child & Young People's Therapist (CYPT) supporting individuals & families. Specialising in Neurodiversity; the range of brain function & differences, behavioural traits such as Autism A.S.D, ADHD/ADD, & SpLD supporting a wide range of issues. My approach to Well-being combines a unique blend of Person-centre, Psychodynamic & Psychoeducation. I also offer official diagnoses of Dyslexia and advise corporate & educational settings on mental health issues. I strive for equality & diversity creating an inclusive atmosphere for everyone.
I am a Senior Accredited Integrative Counsellor, Clinical Counselling Supervisor & Child & Young People's Therapist (CYPT) supporting individuals & families. Specialising in Neurodiversity; the range of brain function & differences, behavioural traits such as Autism A.S.D, ADHD/ADD, & SpLD supporting a wide range of issues. My approach to Well-being combines a unique blend of Person-centre, Psychodynamic & Psychoeducation. I also offer official diagnoses of Dyslexia and advise corporate & educational settings on mental health issues. I strive for equality & diversity creating an inclusive atmosphere for everyone.
01306 773115 View 01306 773115
Photo of Rowanne Mackie, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Rowanne Mackie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
Is something negatively impacting your life? Perhaps you're struggling with negative habits, indecision or low self-confidence? Perhaps you feel stuck or repeating unhelpful patterns? I am passionate about empowering you to change & achieve your goals. You will feel heard & supported. I am highly experienced in working online & face to face with you using individually tailored, proven techniques. Down-to-earth, my uniqueness lies with my extensive life experience, my ability to understand, build trust & gain results. I strive to create a safe, confidential & supportive space for you to explore, grow & change.
Is something negatively impacting your life? Perhaps you're struggling with negative habits, indecision or low self-confidence? Perhaps you feel stuck or repeating unhelpful patterns? I am passionate about empowering you to change & achieve your goals. You will feel heard & supported. I am highly experienced in working online & face to face with you using individually tailored, proven techniques. Down-to-earth, my uniqueness lies with my extensive life experience, my ability to understand, build trust & gain results. I strive to create a safe, confidential & supportive space for you to explore, grow & change.
020 8103 6016 View 020 8103 6016
Photo of Lucille Ellis-Jones, Psychotherapist in Cranleigh, England
Lucille Ellis-Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
I am a UKCP registered systemic and family psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to everyone from all backgrounds, of all ages. I aim to provide a safe confidential space where you can talk about anything in your life that may be uncomfortable, confusing or painful without fear of judgement. I have provided emotional and mental health support to individuals, couples & families for several years working within the NHS and educaction. I have my own private practice based in Godalming Surrey, and also work in CAMHS within the NHS. Systemic therapy is especially helpful where there is more than one difficulty having an impact.
I am a UKCP registered systemic and family psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to everyone from all backgrounds, of all ages. I aim to provide a safe confidential space where you can talk about anything in your life that may be uncomfortable, confusing or painful without fear of judgement. I have provided emotional and mental health support to individuals, couples & families for several years working within the NHS and educaction. I have my own private practice based in Godalming Surrey, and also work in CAMHS within the NHS. Systemic therapy is especially helpful where there is more than one difficulty having an impact.
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Photo of Hannah Regan, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Hannah Regan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
In an ever-changing and uncertain world, counselling is an opportunity to take stock and reflect on how life feels for you. No matter what your concern might be, I can give you a safe place to explore your unique take on life. Difficult thoughts and feelings can be listened to respectfully and without fear of being judged. Whether you're feeling anxious, unfulfilled or unable to cope - you don't have to face your struggle alone. Talking things through can lighten the emotional load, restore perspective and bring positive change.
In an ever-changing and uncertain world, counselling is an opportunity to take stock and reflect on how life feels for you. No matter what your concern might be, I can give you a safe place to explore your unique take on life. Difficult thoughts and feelings can be listened to respectfully and without fear of being judged. Whether you're feeling anxious, unfulfilled or unable to cope - you don't have to face your struggle alone. Talking things through can lighten the emotional load, restore perspective and bring positive change.
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Photo of Kelly Thomas, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Kelly Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. For over a decade I have worked with people that have experienced a variety of difficulties for which they have sought support such as depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. I have extensive experience working with relationship difficulties such as struggling to come to terms with the end of a relationship, affairs/betrayals, separation/divorce, relationship recovery, fear of change and domestic abuse in all forms including, emotional, physical and sexual.
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. For over a decade I have worked with people that have experienced a variety of difficulties for which they have sought support such as depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. I have extensive experience working with relationship difficulties such as struggling to come to terms with the end of a relationship, affairs/betrayals, separation/divorce, relationship recovery, fear of change and domestic abuse in all forms including, emotional, physical and sexual.
01252 942763 View 01252 942763
Photo of Rachel Ilett, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Rachel Ilett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
Sometimes life can leave us finding it difficult to cope or just to make sense of things at a challenging time. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed by emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, loneliness, or sadness. Or perhaps you are having difficulty in your day-to-day relationships either at work, with friends, partner or child? Or you may be having difficulty dealing with mental health problems. Maybe you feel stuck or unable to control your negative feelings or there may be something from the past which is bothering you and you feel you would like to explore this further to make sense of where you are now.
Sometimes life can leave us finding it difficult to cope or just to make sense of things at a challenging time. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed by emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, loneliness, or sadness. Or perhaps you are having difficulty in your day-to-day relationships either at work, with friends, partner or child? Or you may be having difficulty dealing with mental health problems. Maybe you feel stuck or unable to control your negative feelings or there may be something from the past which is bothering you and you feel you would like to explore this further to make sense of where you are now.
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Photo of Anna-Therapeutic Empowerment , Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Anna-Therapeutic Empowerment
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
Hello,My name is Anna, welcome to my profile. You might be reaching to try counselling for a first time or you've tried before and didn't notice any difference in yourself or in your life? First of all, well done for making this first step- trying to find out the right counsellor for you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic environment where we could build a trust between us- something so important in therapy room.My aim is to offer a space for you where you could gain more understanding of yourself.I believe that I am able to provide a calm space, which allows you to feel safe to talk about yourself
Hello,My name is Anna, welcome to my profile. You might be reaching to try counselling for a first time or you've tried before and didn't notice any difference in yourself or in your life? First of all, well done for making this first step- trying to find out the right counsellor for you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic environment where we could build a trust between us- something so important in therapy room.My aim is to offer a space for you where you could gain more understanding of yourself.I believe that I am able to provide a calm space, which allows you to feel safe to talk about yourself
01483 967938 View 01483 967938
Photo of Suzanna De Silva, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Suzanna De Silva
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranleigh GU6
Hello, I'm Suzanna. I offer a friendly, welcoming space where we can explore anything you would like to work through . I have a special interest in working with people in the following areas : Autism, ADHD, trauma or anxiety. Perhaps you have had a recent diagnosis and want to work out what it means for you, or you are beginning to suspect you may be neuro-atypical. Or maybe you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety - panic attacks, overthinking, or just generally feeling very tense and anxious a lot of the time. You might want to work through some things that happened to you in your past that are still affecting you today.
Hello, I'm Suzanna. I offer a friendly, welcoming space where we can explore anything you would like to work through . I have a special interest in working with people in the following areas : Autism, ADHD, trauma or anxiety. Perhaps you have had a recent diagnosis and want to work out what it means for you, or you are beginning to suspect you may be neuro-atypical. Or maybe you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety - panic attacks, overthinking, or just generally feeling very tense and anxious a lot of the time. You might want to work through some things that happened to you in your past that are still affecting you today.
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Photo of Dr Claire Hepworth, Psychologist in Cranleigh, England
Dr Claire Hepworth
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
Have you found yourself feeling stuck, over-whelmed, anxious, stressed or noticing yourself being self-critical? I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Coaching Psychologist. I can help you if you experience Anxiety, Worry, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Self-criticism, Shame, Stress and Burnout, Phobias, Social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic, low self-esteem, emotional difficulties, please get in touch. I offer both Psychological intervention and Coaching.
Have you found yourself feeling stuck, over-whelmed, anxious, stressed or noticing yourself being self-critical? I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Coaching Psychologist. I can help you if you experience Anxiety, Worry, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Self-criticism, Shame, Stress and Burnout, Phobias, Social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic, low self-esteem, emotional difficulties, please get in touch. I offer both Psychological intervention and Coaching.
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Photo of Martin Bennett, Counsellor in Cranleigh, England
Martin Bennett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cranleigh GU6
I am qualified as an integrative counsellor and my busy private practice reflects a broad range of clients and their issues. I work with people of all ages, from all backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction and stress. I also have experience of clients with bereavement, loss, panic attacks, trauma, sex and pornography addiction, anger and eating disorders. I work with individuals and couples and favour a systemic approach looking at context, social environment and behaviour patterns as well as attachments from the past that impact the present.
I am qualified as an integrative counsellor and my busy private practice reflects a broad range of clients and their issues. I work with people of all ages, from all backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction and stress. I also have experience of clients with bereavement, loss, panic attacks, trauma, sex and pornography addiction, anger and eating disorders. I work with individuals and couples and favour a systemic approach looking at context, social environment and behaviour patterns as well as attachments from the past that impact the present.
07480 779802 View 07480 779802

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cranleigh

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Cranleigh who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Relationship Issues
95% Self Esteem
95% Stress
90% Depression
85% Bereavement
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% AXA PPP
67% WPA

How Counsellors in Cranleigh see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cranleigh?

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.