Counselling in Crosby

Photo of Rachael Radford, Counsellor in Crosby, England
Rachael Radford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crosby L22
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck or unable to move on from your past? Perhaps you notice patterns in your relationships or behaviour that feel impossible to change. Are you coping in ways that are no longer serving you? Painful experiences can often lead to us feeling lost and disconnected, which can impact on how we feel about ourselves, our relationships and the world around us. Shame or fear might be getting in the way of you asking for what you need, creating boundaries and telling people how you feel, which might lead to more stuckness. We all get stuck at times, that's very human! And we all need to feel seen, heard & understood.
Do you feel stuck or unable to move on from your past? Perhaps you notice patterns in your relationships or behaviour that feel impossible to change. Are you coping in ways that are no longer serving you? Painful experiences can often lead to us feeling lost and disconnected, which can impact on how we feel about ourselves, our relationships and the world around us. Shame or fear might be getting in the way of you asking for what you need, creating boundaries and telling people how you feel, which might lead to more stuckness. We all get stuck at times, that's very human! And we all need to feel seen, heard & understood.
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Joanne Ramsdale
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crosby L23
Unheard, misunderstood, confused, unsure, lost, desperate, feeling stuck, wanting to feel 'normal'. Any of these reasons and more can lead us to seek Counselling. I have been a therapist for 12 years, and practice in a Person-Centred way. What this means is, I truly believe when someone comes to see me they want to be listened to, not told it will be OK, or try this and do that. You have probably tried those things and still feel the same. What's needed is someone with the skill to help you navigate your feelings on a deeper level, to give you greater understanding of how you have come to feel the way you do.
Unheard, misunderstood, confused, unsure, lost, desperate, feeling stuck, wanting to feel 'normal'. Any of these reasons and more can lead us to seek Counselling. I have been a therapist for 12 years, and practice in a Person-Centred way. What this means is, I truly believe when someone comes to see me they want to be listened to, not told it will be OK, or try this and do that. You have probably tried those things and still feel the same. What's needed is someone with the skill to help you navigate your feelings on a deeper level, to give you greater understanding of how you have come to feel the way you do.
0151 453 6267 View 0151 453 6267
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Whimsical Arts
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Crosby L23
Art Psychotherapy and integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is useful for those struggling to verbalise or find words to describe and process difficult feelings and emotions. The expression of art has direct access to the subconscious, allowing for clients to have the opportunity to tap into deeper levels of themselves and begin their journey of self discovery and healing. Art Therapy is helpful for those struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, post traumatic stress, bereavement, ADD, Autism and so much more. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques are integrated and included to support clients to be goal - focussed.
Art Psychotherapy and integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is useful for those struggling to verbalise or find words to describe and process difficult feelings and emotions. The expression of art has direct access to the subconscious, allowing for clients to have the opportunity to tap into deeper levels of themselves and begin their journey of self discovery and healing. Art Therapy is helpful for those struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, post traumatic stress, bereavement, ADD, Autism and so much more. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques are integrated and included to support clients to be goal - focussed.
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Wilde Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Crosby L23
Hi, I'm Dr Damian Wilde, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with several years experience of working with children and adults in the NHS and privately. I work with people who have unfortunately experienced trauma. I also work with people who have faced difficult life events, had a lack of opportunities, struggle in relationships, and experience numerous day-to-day stressors, which heavily impact upon their life. All of these adverse events often lead to psychological health problems, which can be very distressing and detrimental to a person.
Hi, I'm Dr Damian Wilde, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with several years experience of working with children and adults in the NHS and privately. I work with people who have unfortunately experienced trauma. I also work with people who have faced difficult life events, had a lack of opportunities, struggle in relationships, and experience numerous day-to-day stressors, which heavily impact upon their life. All of these adverse events often lead to psychological health problems, which can be very distressing and detrimental to a person.
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Photo of Dr Julija Jain, Psychologist in Crosby, England
Dr Julija Jain
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Crosby L23
Share your problems, Challenge them, Learn new ways of coping and experience Change with my psychological services. I have over 10 years of training and practice in the most effective therapies aimed at helping people with complex and less complex mental health needs. As a highly skilled Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I can help you feel empowered and gain control of yourself and your responses to challenging situations. Book yourself for an initial psychological assessment session which will help us to have a better understanding of your issues and what specific approach is needed to resolve these issues: www.drjulijajain.com
Share your problems, Challenge them, Learn new ways of coping and experience Change with my psychological services. I have over 10 years of training and practice in the most effective therapies aimed at helping people with complex and less complex mental health needs. As a highly skilled Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I can help you feel empowered and gain control of yourself and your responses to challenging situations. Book yourself for an initial psychological assessment session which will help us to have a better understanding of your issues and what specific approach is needed to resolve these issues: www.drjulijajain.com
01707 246828 View 01707 246828
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Susan Fitton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crosby L22
Hi there. Thank you for looking at my profile.I specialise in working with adults who are struggling to accept and come to terms with potential life changing neurological conditions such as stroke (including aphasia), TIA’s, Parkinsons, epilepsy and those who are neurodiverse. It can be difficult to talk to those close to us for a variety of reasons but perhaps it’s just that sometimes we need to be heard without judgement or fear of hurting our loved ones.
Hi there. Thank you for looking at my profile.I specialise in working with adults who are struggling to accept and come to terms with potential life changing neurological conditions such as stroke (including aphasia), TIA’s, Parkinsons, epilepsy and those who are neurodiverse. It can be difficult to talk to those close to us for a variety of reasons but perhaps it’s just that sometimes we need to be heard without judgement or fear of hurting our loved ones.
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Photo of charles bradshaw, Psychotherapist in Crosby, England
charles bradshaw
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Crosby L23
My practice as a therapist covers Person centred counseling and CBT. PCC helps you to look at how your feeling, may impact on your day today experiences. CBT helps you to track your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Both models help you to gain control and learn new skills to reinforce change. They Futher help you to set goals and with the help of mindfulness, helps you to forge new pathways. Mindfulness helps you to make changes in the present moment, addiction, phobias, anxiety and depression, OCD. Therapy is always about what you would like to change in the future. PCC and CBT help you to see your new change and what fits.
My practice as a therapist covers Person centred counseling and CBT. PCC helps you to look at how your feeling, may impact on your day today experiences. CBT helps you to track your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Both models help you to gain control and learn new skills to reinforce change. They Futher help you to set goals and with the help of mindfulness, helps you to forge new pathways. Mindfulness helps you to make changes in the present moment, addiction, phobias, anxiety and depression, OCD. Therapy is always about what you would like to change in the future. PCC and CBT help you to see your new change and what fits.
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Photo of David Halton, Counsellor in Crosby, England
David Halton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crosby L23
If you have found yourself here today, you may be struggling with feelings of low worth. You may be experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm or have questions about your past or present. Looking up at the mountain ahead of you can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a great first step in making a change. I can help you to work through the beliefs you hold about yourself. I can help you to see how your beliefs – often established during childhood, and your past experiences can have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself, your relationships and your life today.
If you have found yourself here today, you may be struggling with feelings of low worth. You may be experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm or have questions about your past or present. Looking up at the mountain ahead of you can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a great first step in making a change. I can help you to work through the beliefs you hold about yourself. I can help you to see how your beliefs – often established during childhood, and your past experiences can have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself, your relationships and your life today.
01923 961480 View 01923 961480
Photo of Dr Joanne Lacey, Psychotherapist in Crosby, England
Dr Joanne Lacey
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Crosby L22
I offer leading edge psychotherapies and neuro-cognitive therapies for mind, mood and body. Working holistically with the physical affect of life experiences, emotions and thoughts is the future of therapy. Working in a holistic integrated way works at a deeper level to drive lasting change, whether we are working through anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem issues, relationship, family or work stresses. I am an integrated therapist, which means that I am highly trained in different approaches, enabling us to work flexibly and select the best treatment plan for you.
I offer leading edge psychotherapies and neuro-cognitive therapies for mind, mood and body. Working holistically with the physical affect of life experiences, emotions and thoughts is the future of therapy. Working in a holistic integrated way works at a deeper level to drive lasting change, whether we are working through anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem issues, relationship, family or work stresses. I am an integrated therapist, which means that I am highly trained in different approaches, enabling us to work flexibly and select the best treatment plan for you.
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The Therapy Corner
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Crosby L22  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Moira O'Hara, Psychotherapist in Crosby, England
Moira O'Hara
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L21
Not accepting new clients
Having practised as a therapist for twenty years I have had the privilege to work with many creative, resilient, courageous and resourceful people. However, very few felt that way when they first came for therapy. Life can be challenging and we all struggle at times to cope with problems and stressful situations. Different people obviously find different things difficult but what everyone shares are the natural responses of feeling distressed, confused, anxious and lost. Counselling can help you to express your feelings, work through anxiety and confusion and develop positive responses to the challenges you are facing.
Having practised as a therapist for twenty years I have had the privilege to work with many creative, resilient, courageous and resourceful people. However, very few felt that way when they first came for therapy. Life can be challenging and we all struggle at times to cope with problems and stressful situations. Different people obviously find different things difficult but what everyone shares are the natural responses of feeling distressed, confused, anxious and lost. Counselling can help you to express your feelings, work through anxiety and confusion and develop positive responses to the challenges you are facing.
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Photo of Equilibrium Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Crosby, England
Equilibrium Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Verified Verified
Bootle L30
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
0151 318 0852 View 0151 318 0852
Photo of David Traynor, Counsellor in Crosby, England
David Traynor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L23
Hi, my name is David. I believe it takes great courage to make the first step towards counselling. Life can be complex and we all hit points where we really can't see the woods through the trees, I can help you to work through this, in a safe and comfortable setting, that is non-judgemental and confidential. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger, bereavement and loss, work related stress and low self esteem. My work helps you to identify emotions, work through your feelings and gain an understanding to make healthy choices, equipping you with the confidence and autonomy to find yourself.
Hi, my name is David. I believe it takes great courage to make the first step towards counselling. Life can be complex and we all hit points where we really can't see the woods through the trees, I can help you to work through this, in a safe and comfortable setting, that is non-judgemental and confidential. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger, bereavement and loss, work related stress and low self esteem. My work helps you to identify emotions, work through your feelings and gain an understanding to make healthy choices, equipping you with the confidence and autonomy to find yourself.
01928 245598 View 01928 245598
Photo of Victoria Molyneux Psychotherapist Cbt Therapist, Counsellor in Crosby, England
Victoria Molyneux Psychotherapist Cbt Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L23
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it may seem there are no answers to your problems. You may feel ashamed, embarrassed or burdened to speak of such issues with family and friends. I am here for you to explore such life issues through talking therapy in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment. I am a qualified Person-centred counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Neuro-linguistic Practitioner which enables me to utilise a variety of different interventions to bring about positive life changes.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it may seem there are no answers to your problems. You may feel ashamed, embarrassed or burdened to speak of such issues with family and friends. I am here for you to explore such life issues through talking therapy in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment. I am a qualified Person-centred counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Neuro-linguistic Practitioner which enables me to utilise a variety of different interventions to bring about positive life changes.
01704 320462 View 01704 320462
Photo of Jennifer Fairclough, Counsellor in Crosby, England
Jennifer Fairclough
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Liverpool L23  (Online Only)
Sometimes we experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel overwhelmed, anxious or disempowered. You may long for connection and intimacy, but find yourself feeling lost, lonely, and stuck in the routine of everyday life. You may worry about sexual function, or feel as though something is wrong with you; perhaps you are embarrassed or unsure where to go for help. Maybe you are lacking sexual experience or confidence and would like to bring more passion and pleasure into your life or to awaken your sexual self. Whatever has bought you here, I would love to help and support you.
Sometimes we experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel overwhelmed, anxious or disempowered. You may long for connection and intimacy, but find yourself feeling lost, lonely, and stuck in the routine of everyday life. You may worry about sexual function, or feel as though something is wrong with you; perhaps you are embarrassed or unsure where to go for help. Maybe you are lacking sexual experience or confidence and would like to bring more passion and pleasure into your life or to awaken your sexual self. Whatever has bought you here, I would love to help and support you.
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Photo of Nick Peterson, Counsellor in Crosby, England
Nick Peterson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
No matter what you're going through, I will hold you in a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your issues freely. I will walk alongside you as you get things off your chest, helping you find clarity and balance as you move through things. Being held in this therapeutic environment will give you the space to grow and transform, allowing you to be accepted for who you truly are. Transmutation is at the heart of all my therapeutic work ... in alchemical terms, it is the process of transforming lead into gold, helping you to change from a state of distress and inner conflict to a state of wholeness and authenticity.
No matter what you're going through, I will hold you in a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your issues freely. I will walk alongside you as you get things off your chest, helping you find clarity and balance as you move through things. Being held in this therapeutic environment will give you the space to grow and transform, allowing you to be accepted for who you truly are. Transmutation is at the heart of all my therapeutic work ... in alchemical terms, it is the process of transforming lead into gold, helping you to change from a state of distress and inner conflict to a state of wholeness and authenticity.
01767 661164 View 01767 661164
Photo of Paula Filipowicz, Psychotherapist in Crosby, England
Paula Filipowicz
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L22  (Online Only)
Do you want to manage your stress, feel happier, and be more confident within yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling to navigate life's challenges alone? I will listen to you without any judgment, help you understand where your difficulties may be coming from. Whether it's managing anxiety, overcoming past traumas, or enhancing self-esteem, my goal is to provide a safe space for exploration and healing. Let's work together to uncover your strengths, cultivate resilience, and empower you to live a more fulfilling life. Reach out today and take the first step towards your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
Do you want to manage your stress, feel happier, and be more confident within yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling to navigate life's challenges alone? I will listen to you without any judgment, help you understand where your difficulties may be coming from. Whether it's managing anxiety, overcoming past traumas, or enhancing self-esteem, my goal is to provide a safe space for exploration and healing. Let's work together to uncover your strengths, cultivate resilience, and empower you to live a more fulfilling life. Reach out today and take the first step towards your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
0151 453 2868 View 0151 453 2868
Photo of Jacqueline Anne Stokes, Counsellor in Crosby, England
Jacqueline Anne Stokes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L23
As an integrative practitioner. I work from a person centred base, although additional training allows for me to draw on different tools and models depending on your needs. This allows for clients to reflect on what is happening to them and by making their own choices, consider alternative ways of doing things. I use psychological theory and research in therapeutic work to help clients with a variety of problems. These problems can include difficult life issues and mental health conditions. I have worked with clients across all ages, from 7yrs upward and beyond retirement, offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds.
As an integrative practitioner. I work from a person centred base, although additional training allows for me to draw on different tools and models depending on your needs. This allows for clients to reflect on what is happening to them and by making their own choices, consider alternative ways of doing things. I use psychological theory and research in therapeutic work to help clients with a variety of problems. These problems can include difficult life issues and mental health conditions. I have worked with clients across all ages, from 7yrs upward and beyond retirement, offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds.
0151 318 0747 View 0151 318 0747
Photo of Pauline Ronan, Psychotherapist in Crosby, England
Pauline Ronan
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Liverpool L23
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been suffering for too long with feeling of anxiety, or re-occurring depression, perhaps a trauma or anger, maybe strong emotions or negative thinking that is stopping you from living life the way that you would like to live? As a therapist and teacher, I use a Human Givens model as it is based on cutting edge science, neurobiology and findings from psychology. The model is designed to allow adults/teenagers/ to step forward in their lives, quickly. The therapy is designed to be brief and will focus on getting you in a more positive way of thinking. Why not drop me a line and we can have a 15 mins, no obligation chat?
Have you been suffering for too long with feeling of anxiety, or re-occurring depression, perhaps a trauma or anger, maybe strong emotions or negative thinking that is stopping you from living life the way that you would like to live? As a therapist and teacher, I use a Human Givens model as it is based on cutting edge science, neurobiology and findings from psychology. The model is designed to allow adults/teenagers/ to step forward in their lives, quickly. The therapy is designed to be brief and will focus on getting you in a more positive way of thinking. Why not drop me a line and we can have a 15 mins, no obligation chat?
0151 453 7581 View 0151 453 7581
Photo of Kerry Traynier, Psychotherapist in Crosby, England
Kerry Traynier
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L22
I am a Person-Centred Experiential (PCE) Therapist with a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a MSc in Psychology. I have worked alongside clients in different settings including private practice, volunteering and the NHS. This has enabled me to build and enhance my skills and experience in working with different emotional distresses such as stress, anxiety, depression and bereavement. The non-directive talking therapy I am trained within is focused upon creating a meaningful therapeutic relationship in which an individual can feel secure and able to process emotions and experiences and to build self-awareness and self-growth.
I am a Person-Centred Experiential (PCE) Therapist with a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a MSc in Psychology. I have worked alongside clients in different settings including private practice, volunteering and the NHS. This has enabled me to build and enhance my skills and experience in working with different emotional distresses such as stress, anxiety, depression and bereavement. The non-directive talking therapy I am trained within is focused upon creating a meaningful therapeutic relationship in which an individual can feel secure and able to process emotions and experiences and to build self-awareness and self-growth.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Crosby

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Crosby who prioritize treating:

90% Trauma and PTSD
80% Anxiety
80% Self Esteem
70% Depression
70% Family Conflict
70% Suicidal Ideation
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% AXA PPP
50% Bupa
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Crosby see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Crosby?

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.