Counselling in Dartford

Photo of Olayide Williams, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Olayide Williams
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Dartford DA1
A warm welcome. What's bothering you might seem small on the outside but can actually be very big on the inside thus impairing you from enjoying and living your best life everyday. You can't change the past but you can change the influence that the past is having on you.  I will offer you a safe, private and peaceful space to talk about the difficulties you are facing, to reflect on past experiences that may have left you anxious or depressed, and to work alongside you in making the changes that you feel you need. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP
A warm welcome. What's bothering you might seem small on the outside but can actually be very big on the inside thus impairing you from enjoying and living your best life everyday. You can't change the past but you can change the influence that the past is having on you.  I will offer you a safe, private and peaceful space to talk about the difficulties you are facing, to reflect on past experiences that may have left you anxious or depressed, and to work alongside you in making the changes that you feel you need. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP
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Holly Hagan-Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA1
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for someone to help you ride the wave of life and make sense of the storms? I offer a tailored approach to counselling and will support you through whatever difficulties you are facing. If you are seeking support for anxiety, depression, stress, loss, relationship worries, family struggles, work stress and anything else in between, I can help you make sense of the storms and find a way to ride the wave. I can work short-term (6, 12 or 20 sessions) or long-term - whatever works best for you. I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions, and can be flexible to suit what works best for you. I work with teens (14+) and adults.
Are you looking for someone to help you ride the wave of life and make sense of the storms? I offer a tailored approach to counselling and will support you through whatever difficulties you are facing. If you are seeking support for anxiety, depression, stress, loss, relationship worries, family struggles, work stress and anything else in between, I can help you make sense of the storms and find a way to ride the wave. I can work short-term (6, 12 or 20 sessions) or long-term - whatever works best for you. I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions, and can be flexible to suit what works best for you. I work with teens (14+) and adults.
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Photo of Lou May, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Lou May
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA1  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Lou and I am an NHS trained counsellor and stress specialist. I help women overcome their anxiety and manage the stress in their lives, transform their mental and physical health and improve their relationships and wellbeing. I can help you navigate through menopause and recognise the physical impact as well as emotional that stress has on our bodies. If you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, struggling to say no to things and consumed with self doubt. I can help you feel calmer, think more clearly and make better decisions to help you live a calmer, healthier, happier life. So book in for your free call today.
Hi my name is Lou and I am an NHS trained counsellor and stress specialist. I help women overcome their anxiety and manage the stress in their lives, transform their mental and physical health and improve their relationships and wellbeing. I can help you navigate through menopause and recognise the physical impact as well as emotional that stress has on our bodies. If you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, struggling to say no to things and consumed with self doubt. I can help you feel calmer, think more clearly and make better decisions to help you live a calmer, healthier, happier life. So book in for your free call today.
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Photo of Samreen Quraishi, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Samreen Quraishi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA1
Welcome! I offer online and phone, I work with individuals with a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, bereavement and loss, life's transitions, and addiction/compulsive behaviours. Perhaps you feel stuck in repeating patterns of behaviour or thinking that feel in conflict with how you wish to be with yourself, and in your relationships. Perhaps life events have become overwhelming. I work with clients authentically and with gentle curiosity, including my own rich journey with self-acceptance and the belief that we can all change and heal.
Welcome! I offer online and phone, I work with individuals with a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, bereavement and loss, life's transitions, and addiction/compulsive behaviours. Perhaps you feel stuck in repeating patterns of behaviour or thinking that feel in conflict with how you wish to be with yourself, and in your relationships. Perhaps life events have become overwhelming. I work with clients authentically and with gentle curiosity, including my own rich journey with self-acceptance and the belief that we can all change and heal.
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Photo of Ruhsen Sevketoglu, Psychotherapist in Dartford, England
Ruhsen Sevketoglu
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Dartford DA1  (Online Only)
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a talking therapy based on saying whatever is going through your mind. It can help you with issues related to trauma, relationships, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes. It helps you become aware of hidden meanings or patterns in what you do or say that may contribute to your problems. Many people come into therapy because they feel they are trapped by their past & want to talk it through with someone & work through things on a deeper level. I aim to provide a safe, personal space where you can talk about yourself & what troubles you, to try to understand the connections & patterns.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a talking therapy based on saying whatever is going through your mind. It can help you with issues related to trauma, relationships, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes. It helps you become aware of hidden meanings or patterns in what you do or say that may contribute to your problems. Many people come into therapy because they feel they are trapped by their past & want to talk it through with someone & work through things on a deeper level. I aim to provide a safe, personal space where you can talk about yourself & what troubles you, to try to understand the connections & patterns.
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Photo of Janet Kathryn Gilbert, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Janet Kathryn Gilbert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA1
I am an experienced counsellor of more than 15 years. I like to make clients feel at ease as I know that making the first step to counselling is a very difficult thing for some, especially if it's the first time. I deal with all sorts of issues but I have a lot of experience in grief and loss, bearing in mind that loss is not just about death. I also deal with depression,anxiety,self esteem. I am a qualified couples counsellor and clinical supervisor. I have experience in lots of other issues. I am an Integrative therapist and use person centred, solution focused , CBT and Mindfulness to help clients overcome their difficulties
I am an experienced counsellor of more than 15 years. I like to make clients feel at ease as I know that making the first step to counselling is a very difficult thing for some, especially if it's the first time. I deal with all sorts of issues but I have a lot of experience in grief and loss, bearing in mind that loss is not just about death. I also deal with depression,anxiety,self esteem. I am a qualified couples counsellor and clinical supervisor. I have experience in lots of other issues. I am an Integrative therapist and use person centred, solution focused , CBT and Mindfulness to help clients overcome their difficulties
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Photo of Karen Carey, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Karen Carey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA2
Has life become unmanageable- do you have no idea why you feel this way - are you feeling isolated from others, grief, loneliness, anxiety, anger and loss of tolerance: At times life can become overwhelming - no balance between home and work - stress - problematic relationships, your individual issues will be unique to you and very real, don’t dismiss them as unimportant and let’s work through them together. Couples that require an outside perspective on their relationship -
Has life become unmanageable- do you have no idea why you feel this way - are you feeling isolated from others, grief, loneliness, anxiety, anger and loss of tolerance: At times life can become overwhelming - no balance between home and work - stress - problematic relationships, your individual issues will be unique to you and very real, don’t dismiss them as unimportant and let’s work through them together. Couples that require an outside perspective on their relationship -
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Kiran Sandhu
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartford DA1
Hello and welcome to all of you who are taking the courageous step to find a therapist to help you. My clients have often commented on how relaxed and empowered they feel when working with me. This enables the exploration of emotions, behaviour and thought processes to help overcome concerns and issues. My work ethos is that successful counselling comes from a safe and trusting relationship, guided by professional principles. If you are struggling to cope with challenging situations your self-care starts here. You have nothing to lose by giving me a call because I believe everyone is capable of change with the right support.
Hello and welcome to all of you who are taking the courageous step to find a therapist to help you. My clients have often commented on how relaxed and empowered they feel when working with me. This enables the exploration of emotions, behaviour and thought processes to help overcome concerns and issues. My work ethos is that successful counselling comes from a safe and trusting relationship, guided by professional principles. If you are struggling to cope with challenging situations your self-care starts here. You have nothing to lose by giving me a call because I believe everyone is capable of change with the right support.
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Photo of Barbara Leahy Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Barbara Leahy Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA2  (Online Only)
How many times have you struggled with any of the following painful emotions or feelings and tried to push them away because you don't know what else to do? Feelings such as, loss, transition (the process or period of changing from one state or condition to another), eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anger, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, anxiety, phobias, fears, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex post traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD).
How many times have you struggled with any of the following painful emotions or feelings and tried to push them away because you don't know what else to do? Feelings such as, loss, transition (the process or period of changing from one state or condition to another), eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anger, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, anxiety, phobias, fears, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex post traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD).
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Photo of Zehra Agius, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Zehra Agius
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Dartford DA1
We ALL have difficulties of one kind or another throughout our lives… some things are easier to deal with than others and many of us could do with a trusting, non-judgemental relationship with a caring professional who can enable, guide, and support you through such difficult times. Therapy will give you the opportunity to be heard, to reflect, question, process, analyse, and heal, allowing for change(s) in your inner and outer world. I am a compassionate and empathic Counsellor with a down to earth approach and here to assist you on the journey- whether short or long-term. I embrace the ‘Integrative approach’ to therapy, meaning
We ALL have difficulties of one kind or another throughout our lives… some things are easier to deal with than others and many of us could do with a trusting, non-judgemental relationship with a caring professional who can enable, guide, and support you through such difficult times. Therapy will give you the opportunity to be heard, to reflect, question, process, analyse, and heal, allowing for change(s) in your inner and outer world. I am a compassionate and empathic Counsellor with a down to earth approach and here to assist you on the journey- whether short or long-term. I embrace the ‘Integrative approach’ to therapy, meaning
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Photo of Nicola Janes, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Nicola Janes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Dartford DA2
Life can be hard and sometimes certain moments, times, and actions can add to this. When this happens, it can be hard to talk about it and especially to the people close to us. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone in impartial, who will not judge and just listen. I am an Integrative/Person Centered based counsellor who has experience of working with people from the age of 12 to 70 and I am here to listen to you with no judgement. I have experience of working with people who have different mental health issues and disorders.
Life can be hard and sometimes certain moments, times, and actions can add to this. When this happens, it can be hard to talk about it and especially to the people close to us. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone in impartial, who will not judge and just listen. I am an Integrative/Person Centered based counsellor who has experience of working with people from the age of 12 to 70 and I am here to listen to you with no judgement. I have experience of working with people who have different mental health issues and disorders.
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Photo of Emdr With Roger Hughes in Dartford, England
Emdr With Roger Hughes
Verified
Dartford DA2  (Online Only)
Are you unable to move on? Are you being triggered not fully understanding why you react, often caught in a repeated upsetting memory or memories and unable to shake its grasp? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, angry, and isolated? Do your loved ones and friends comment on how you've changed? Sounds familiar? You may be suffering from PTSD, grief or trauma. Don't despair. There is hope. As a qualified mental health practitioner and trauma therapist I have worked with people like you. Some have experienced violent crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, road traffic accidents, bullying, abuse, neglect or complex military trauma.
Are you unable to move on? Are you being triggered not fully understanding why you react, often caught in a repeated upsetting memory or memories and unable to shake its grasp? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, angry, and isolated? Do your loved ones and friends comment on how you've changed? Sounds familiar? You may be suffering from PTSD, grief or trauma. Don't despair. There is hope. As a qualified mental health practitioner and trauma therapist I have worked with people like you. Some have experienced violent crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, road traffic accidents, bullying, abuse, neglect or complex military trauma.
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Photo of Alison Jane Hopkins, Psychotherapist in Dartford, England
Alison Jane Hopkins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA2  (Online Only)
Don't despair, help is at hand" I have been an integrative therapist for over ten years and lecture at Inter- Psyche, Kent and Medway NHS Trust. I work with children and adults, in couples or individually. I utilise an array of counselling approaches as I believe not one method is superior to another and that we are all unique individuals.I have helped my clients understand themselves better, be it overcoming depression, loss, anxiety or improving their personal relationships. What to expect: Counselling is about building a trusting relationship. To help you feel safe and secure I provide a boundaried, respectful, confidential and non-discriminative alliance. At the end of our first session I always ask “do you feel you can work with me”, as it is important that you feel comfortable and safe. Due to the busyness of modern day life and people being constantly on the move, I am able to accommodate this by offering skype or telephone sessions. Next step Seeking help is often the hardest part yet I would like to commend you on your courage for taking this first step. Get in touch so we can start this journey together.
Don't despair, help is at hand" I have been an integrative therapist for over ten years and lecture at Inter- Psyche, Kent and Medway NHS Trust. I work with children and adults, in couples or individually. I utilise an array of counselling approaches as I believe not one method is superior to another and that we are all unique individuals.I have helped my clients understand themselves better, be it overcoming depression, loss, anxiety or improving their personal relationships. What to expect: Counselling is about building a trusting relationship. To help you feel safe and secure I provide a boundaried, respectful, confidential and non-discriminative alliance. At the end of our first session I always ask “do you feel you can work with me”, as it is important that you feel comfortable and safe. Due to the busyness of modern day life and people being constantly on the move, I am able to accommodate this by offering skype or telephone sessions. Next step Seeking help is often the hardest part yet I would like to commend you on your courage for taking this first step. Get in touch so we can start this journey together.
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Photo of Jolanta Culpan, Psychotherapist in Dartford, England
Jolanta Culpan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA2
Not accepting new clients
We may use different words to describe what's going on for us when we are looking for therapy: unsure, fed up, low, empty, frustrated, anxious, panicky, over-thinking, unable to sleep, too sensitive, or like can't carry on... Perhaps feeling not in control, not belonging, invisible or wanting to escape, or lost. It can be overwhelming, taking too much from us. So starting therapy is right. We can use therapy space, free of judgement, expectation or failure, to talk it all through and work things out.
We may use different words to describe what's going on for us when we are looking for therapy: unsure, fed up, low, empty, frustrated, anxious, panicky, over-thinking, unable to sleep, too sensitive, or like can't carry on... Perhaps feeling not in control, not belonging, invisible or wanting to escape, or lost. It can be overwhelming, taking too much from us. So starting therapy is right. We can use therapy space, free of judgement, expectation or failure, to talk it all through and work things out.
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Photo of Ade Uboh, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Ade Uboh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA2
Hi my name is Ade and I am a qualified counsellor/psycho, I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I adhere to its framework. I work in an integrative way meaning I use elements of different therapeutic approaches to meet individual client needs. I also work with clients who have a faith and would like therapy that is holistically sensitive to there physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. Do you suffer with self-esteem issues, anxiety, low moods- or feel stuck and frustrated in your efforts, do you feel different and struggle with decision making? please feel free to contact me.
Hi my name is Ade and I am a qualified counsellor/psycho, I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I adhere to its framework. I work in an integrative way meaning I use elements of different therapeutic approaches to meet individual client needs. I also work with clients who have a faith and would like therapy that is holistically sensitive to there physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. Do you suffer with self-esteem issues, anxiety, low moods- or feel stuck and frustrated in your efforts, do you feel different and struggle with decision making? please feel free to contact me.
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Photo of Clive Fisher, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Clive Fisher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA4
My own experiences of living with anxiety and depression allows me to be able to relate to how you might be suffering, counselling enabled me to build self awareness and better strategies to cope with daily life. I can help you do this too. Whatever you're going through, we can explore together the best way for you to move forward.
My own experiences of living with anxiety and depression allows me to be able to relate to how you might be suffering, counselling enabled me to build self awareness and better strategies to cope with daily life. I can help you do this too. Whatever you're going through, we can explore together the best way for you to move forward.
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Photo of Antalia Terblanche, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Antalia Terblanche
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA1
I welcome you to this space. However you have shown up, I am here to hear your story. There is such power in being witnessed, and as my training and passion permits, I am here to provide you with a safe and compassionate space to explore your emotional needs, at your pace. Ultimately, I will work alongside you and we will navigate your feelings and experiences, together.
I welcome you to this space. However you have shown up, I am here to hear your story. There is such power in being witnessed, and as my training and passion permits, I am here to provide you with a safe and compassionate space to explore your emotional needs, at your pace. Ultimately, I will work alongside you and we will navigate your feelings and experiences, together.
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Photo of Nicola Kiely, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Nicola Kiely
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA2
I have been practising as a Counsellor for over 18 years and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems may arise and we may need help and space to think through ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. I can help you to make sense of how you're feeling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
I have been practising as a Counsellor for over 18 years and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems may arise and we may need help and space to think through ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. I can help you to make sense of how you're feeling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
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Photo of Sarah James, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Sarah James
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA1
Sometimes our lives are interrupted by events, changing circumstances and personal challenges. Having a trusting and non-judgemental relationship with a caring professional, can enable you to work through such difficult times and move forward. We can work together to explore your current situation in a safe, non-directive and confidential way. This will give you the opportunity to reflect, question, process, allow for change, or whatever you feel is necessary at this time. If what you need is someone to listen unconditionally and respectfully, as you find your way on your journey, then we can work together.
Sometimes our lives are interrupted by events, changing circumstances and personal challenges. Having a trusting and non-judgemental relationship with a caring professional, can enable you to work through such difficult times and move forward. We can work together to explore your current situation in a safe, non-directive and confidential way. This will give you the opportunity to reflect, question, process, allow for change, or whatever you feel is necessary at this time. If what you need is someone to listen unconditionally and respectfully, as you find your way on your journey, then we can work together.
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Photo of Sophie Russell, Counsellor in Dartford, England
Sophie Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dartford DA1
Are you a parent worrying about your child or teenager's mental health? Are you a young person yourself who's struggling? I am a fully qualified, integrative counsellor working exclusively with young people aged 11-21 years. I have experience working with young people with a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, self harm, low self esteem, issues with body image, relationship/ friendship issues, school issues, family conflicts, sexuality and gender identity. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, have full public indemnity insurance, an enhanced DBS and additional safeguarding training.
Are you a parent worrying about your child or teenager's mental health? Are you a young person yourself who's struggling? I am a fully qualified, integrative counsellor working exclusively with young people aged 11-21 years. I have experience working with young people with a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, self harm, low self esteem, issues with body image, relationship/ friendship issues, school issues, family conflicts, sexuality and gender identity. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, have full public indemnity insurance, an enhanced DBS and additional safeguarding training.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dartford

50+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Dartford who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
91% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
76% Bereavement
75% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
71% Vitality
64% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Dartford see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dartford?

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.