Counselling in Darwen

Photo of Jo Mellor Therapy, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Jo Mellor Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Darwen BB3
Since I began my counselling journey I have helped many people deal with the difficulties that life throws at us. No one is immune from problems, from the past or in the present. I offer a non judgemental confidential and safe space for you to explore and work through your issues. I work safely and ethically and always have your best interests at heart. I believe we all have the answers inside us and with a little help we can find the solutions that are best for us. I believe that mental health is equal to physical health, often we do not recognise that everyday stress is effecting our ability to cope with everyday life.
Since I began my counselling journey I have helped many people deal with the difficulties that life throws at us. No one is immune from problems, from the past or in the present. I offer a non judgemental confidential and safe space for you to explore and work through your issues. I work safely and ethically and always have your best interests at heart. I believe we all have the answers inside us and with a little help we can find the solutions that are best for us. I believe that mental health is equal to physical health, often we do not recognise that everyday stress is effecting our ability to cope with everyday life.
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Photo of Luigi Giuseppe Sciambarella, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Luigi Giuseppe Sciambarella
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Darwen BB3  (Online Only)
If you experience daily stress, anxiety, self-esteem, procrastination, phobias and existential issues without really knowing why, there’s a good chance that you can better understand your emotional and behavioural patterns and resolve these inner difficulties in a positive way. I can help you do this. I have a deep understanding of the waking, dreaming and sleeping mind and the phenomena of lucid dreaming, out of body experiences, sleep paralysis, night terrors, insomnia and various other parasomnias that disturb a good night’s sleep and can make you feel tired and drained in the daytime. I can help you to sleep and dream better.
If you experience daily stress, anxiety, self-esteem, procrastination, phobias and existential issues without really knowing why, there’s a good chance that you can better understand your emotional and behavioural patterns and resolve these inner difficulties in a positive way. I can help you do this. I have a deep understanding of the waking, dreaming and sleeping mind and the phenomena of lucid dreaming, out of body experiences, sleep paralysis, night terrors, insomnia and various other parasomnias that disturb a good night’s sleep and can make you feel tired and drained in the daytime. I can help you to sleep and dream better.
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Photo of Peace within Counselling, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Peace within Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Darwen BB3  (Online Only)
Are you struggling at the moment feeling stressed, confused, frustrated, depressed, hopeless or stuck in dark place? Sometimes life gets overwhelming and difficult to face. Speaking with the right counsellor can help you explore all these "tangled" thoughts and feelings making it easier to look at them and gradually make sense of what you are going through. I offer a humanistic approach using different techniques (creative, mindfulness, CFT, CBT, solution-focused) that help you to see things differently and find ways to move forward with a new perspective and deeper peace. I also offer children and young people counselling.
Are you struggling at the moment feeling stressed, confused, frustrated, depressed, hopeless or stuck in dark place? Sometimes life gets overwhelming and difficult to face. Speaking with the right counsellor can help you explore all these "tangled" thoughts and feelings making it easier to look at them and gradually make sense of what you are going through. I offer a humanistic approach using different techniques (creative, mindfulness, CFT, CBT, solution-focused) that help you to see things differently and find ways to move forward with a new perspective and deeper peace. I also offer children and young people counselling.
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Photo of Imogen Hg-Johnson, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Imogen Hg-Johnson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Darwen BB3
I work with a trusted methodology removing all blind spots, fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. Allowing my clients to make accurate decisions, smarter, so they maximise their own personal results in less time....My expertise is in Self-harm, Substance misuse, Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexuality / Identity Crisis & Shame around Learning Difficulties (which may have led to isolation, inability to stay focused and deviance) and more recently within the area of 'interpersonal trauma within relational dynamics'.
I work with a trusted methodology removing all blind spots, fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. Allowing my clients to make accurate decisions, smarter, so they maximise their own personal results in less time....My expertise is in Self-harm, Substance misuse, Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexuality / Identity Crisis & Shame around Learning Difficulties (which may have led to isolation, inability to stay focused and deviance) and more recently within the area of 'interpersonal trauma within relational dynamics'.
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Photo of Patrick Doyle, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Patrick Doyle
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Darwen BB3
I am a highly qualified and experienced consultant psychotherapist and supervisor with 20 years experience and recognised clinical expertise in the treatment and assessment of a wide range of mental health problems (including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders and psychosis), problematic behaviours and addictions. My guiding aim is to help each client to the point where they no longer require therapy or medication, and can cope skilfully and independently with life’s challenges, and understand how the past can impede our ability to cope with the present.
I am a highly qualified and experienced consultant psychotherapist and supervisor with 20 years experience and recognised clinical expertise in the treatment and assessment of a wide range of mental health problems (including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders and psychosis), problematic behaviours and addictions. My guiding aim is to help each client to the point where they no longer require therapy or medication, and can cope skilfully and independently with life’s challenges, and understand how the past can impede our ability to cope with the present.
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Photo of Uzma Ahmed, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Uzma Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Darwen BB3
I provide counselling to individuals with complex requirements as a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist. I have expertise working with clients who have a variety of issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety and loss, relationship issues and breakups, PTSD, Autism, attachment issues, and child abuse. I have experience working with people who are also recovering addicts. Providing counselling in Urdu and Punjabi to clients has been my area of expertise, as I am a multilingual therapist.
I provide counselling to individuals with complex requirements as a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist. I have expertise working with clients who have a variety of issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety and loss, relationship issues and breakups, PTSD, Autism, attachment issues, and child abuse. I have experience working with people who are also recovering addicts. Providing counselling in Urdu and Punjabi to clients has been my area of expertise, as I am a multilingual therapist.
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Photo of Sam Morris, Counsellor in Darwen, England
Sam Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Darwen BB3
Hello! My name is Sam. I am a Counsellor delivering one to one and couples counselling sessions from rooms in Burnley and Blackburn. I am able to offer you choice and flexibility when choosing counselling sessions. By reading my profile you have taken the first step in focusing on what you need. The next step is finding a safe confidential space to talk and share, I offer this opportunity where you can bring your worries, experiences and challenges and be heard. What is going on for you? what would you like to achieve? I will be with you when you are finding your goals and when you take the step in identifying how to reach them.
Hello! My name is Sam. I am a Counsellor delivering one to one and couples counselling sessions from rooms in Burnley and Blackburn. I am able to offer you choice and flexibility when choosing counselling sessions. By reading my profile you have taken the first step in focusing on what you need. The next step is finding a safe confidential space to talk and share, I offer this opportunity where you can bring your worries, experiences and challenges and be heard. What is going on for you? what would you like to achieve? I will be with you when you are finding your goals and when you take the step in identifying how to reach them.
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Photo of Olivia Rose Counselling and Therapy, Counsellor in Darwen, England
Olivia Rose Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Darwen BB3  (Online Only)
Hello, welcome to my page and thank you for looking. My name is Rebecca Bullen. I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor with over 13 years experience of working with Children, Young people and adults who have faced many different mental health difficulties. In our lifetime, we will all experience difficult and challenging times where we feel we need that extra support, and sometimes do not feel comfortable to share our feelings with those closest to us. It can often be difficult to share our thoughts and feelings with our loved ones and that's where I, as a therapist can help.
Hello, welcome to my page and thank you for looking. My name is Rebecca Bullen. I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor with over 13 years experience of working with Children, Young people and adults who have faced many different mental health difficulties. In our lifetime, we will all experience difficult and challenging times where we feel we need that extra support, and sometimes do not feel comfortable to share our feelings with those closest to us. It can often be difficult to share our thoughts and feelings with our loved ones and that's where I, as a therapist can help.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Deborah Ann Lloyd, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Deborah Ann Lloyd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified
Chorley PR6
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in my private practice. I have particular knowledge and experience in trauma, attachment theory, bereavement and loss. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups in a supportive therapeutic environment covering a wide range of issues: Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Traumatic events, Developmental Trauma during childhood, Attachment and relational difficulties, Self-harm and Eating disorders.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in my private practice. I have particular knowledge and experience in trauma, attachment theory, bereavement and loss. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups in a supportive therapeutic environment covering a wide range of issues: Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Traumatic events, Developmental Trauma during childhood, Attachment and relational difficulties, Self-harm and Eating disorders.
01254 964312 View 01254 964312
Photo of Jaclyn Clayden, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Jaclyn Clayden
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Chorley PR7
We all have difficulties in life at different points, and most of the time we are able to just get on with it. But sometimes, we just need to pause and work with what we are experiencing. I understand that taking this step can be difficult but Counselling/Psychotherapy can help with this, and the feelings, thoughts, anxieties and lack of meaning that may have become your normal. Talking to someone can bring a positive change and help you regain your sense of self. I have experience of working with clients that bring a range of issues to the room, helping them work towards their goals and happiness.
We all have difficulties in life at different points, and most of the time we are able to just get on with it. But sometimes, we just need to pause and work with what we are experiencing. I understand that taking this step can be difficult but Counselling/Psychotherapy can help with this, and the feelings, thoughts, anxieties and lack of meaning that may have become your normal. Talking to someone can bring a positive change and help you regain your sense of self. I have experience of working with clients that bring a range of issues to the room, helping them work towards their goals and happiness.
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Photo of Karen Butterworth, Counsellor in Darwen, England
Karen Butterworth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Clitheroe BB7
You may have suffered with mental ill-health on and off for years, or it may be something you’ve noticed recently. To benefit from talking therapy, it’s less about what the issue is, or the severity of your mental/emotional wellbeing but more about your readiness to talk and be open to learning about yourself. It can be an emotionally draining process as you face up to difficulties you’ve experienced during your life. My aim is to provide the support you need throughout the process and to fully accept you for who you are. Even if you find it difficult to accept parts of yourself. Clients often leave sessions feeling much lighter.
You may have suffered with mental ill-health on and off for years, or it may be something you’ve noticed recently. To benefit from talking therapy, it’s less about what the issue is, or the severity of your mental/emotional wellbeing but more about your readiness to talk and be open to learning about yourself. It can be an emotionally draining process as you face up to difficulties you’ve experienced during your life. My aim is to provide the support you need throughout the process and to fully accept you for who you are. Even if you find it difficult to accept parts of yourself. Clients often leave sessions feeling much lighter.
01706 572689 View 01706 572689
Photo of AJA Therapies, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
AJA Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accrington BB5
Hi I’m Lola. I created AJA Therapies, to provide accessible and affordable Mental Health therapies for all. AJA is the Yoruba Goddess for health and healing who shared her gift with others so as to continue the cycle of good health and healing. I am no Goddess but hope to share my knowledge and skills with you, to help you become the optimum version of yourself. As an RMN I’ve always strived to help others heal their minds and staying in control of your Mental Health is a constant journey. AJA Therapies can provide you with a variety of skills to maintain that control of your emotional wellbeing.
Hi I’m Lola. I created AJA Therapies, to provide accessible and affordable Mental Health therapies for all. AJA is the Yoruba Goddess for health and healing who shared her gift with others so as to continue the cycle of good health and healing. I am no Goddess but hope to share my knowledge and skills with you, to help you become the optimum version of yourself. As an RMN I’ve always strived to help others heal their minds and staying in control of your Mental Health is a constant journey. AJA Therapies can provide you with a variety of skills to maintain that control of your emotional wellbeing.
01254 964131 View 01254 964131
Photo of Sal Bailey, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Sal Bailey
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR2
Hi, my name is Sal. I work with people with a wide range of issues. Many people come to therapy because they are having a difficult time and want someone to listen to them, others want help in finding reasons why they are feeling this way. Sometimes people have more complex issues and need someone skilled and experienced to help them manage and work through them.
Hi, my name is Sal. I work with people with a wide range of issues. Many people come to therapy because they are having a difficult time and want someone to listen to them, others want help in finding reasons why they are feeling this way. Sometimes people have more complex issues and need someone skilled and experienced to help them manage and work through them.
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Photo of Dr . F. Abdoola, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Dr . F. Abdoola
Psychotherapist, MBBS
Verified
Bolton BL1
Dr. F. Abdoola is a highly respected Consultant Psychiatrist, with over 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health. He currently provides a non judgemental and confidential psychotherapy service only, with the aim of individuals discovering , understanding and exploring their most inner, deepest and traumatic feelings and emotions. This allows individuals to identify and manage the root/stressor's which are causing/contributing to their mental health difficulties. Dr. Abdoola takes a holistic, bespoke and individualised approach towards mental health difficulties in children, adults, and older adults.
Dr. F. Abdoola is a highly respected Consultant Psychiatrist, with over 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health. He currently provides a non judgemental and confidential psychotherapy service only, with the aim of individuals discovering , understanding and exploring their most inner, deepest and traumatic feelings and emotions. This allows individuals to identify and manage the root/stressor's which are causing/contributing to their mental health difficulties. Dr. Abdoola takes a holistic, bespoke and individualised approach towards mental health difficulties in children, adults, and older adults.
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Photo of Dr Amelia Boshoff, Psychologist in Darwen, England
Dr Amelia Boshoff
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Bolton BL6
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
01942 559754 View 01942 559754
Photo of U Got This, Mental health & Wellbeing clinic, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
U Got This, Mental health & Wellbeing clinic
Psychotherapist
Verified
Bolton BL1
Want to GET BETTER & NOT JUST manage your mental health? Dealing with unresolved Anxiety & Depression can be debilitating, leaving you feeling like you wIill never get better. Your relationships, performance and confidence may suffer, you may dread the future and tired of wearing a mask & being positive. You may have been to see your GP or tried many therapies and still feel unwell. If this is you perhaps it’s time for further more therapy. The clinic offers unique techniques that are proving to be highly successful in the treatment for Mental health with growing 5 STAR Reviews. Referrals accepted from other therapists to.
Want to GET BETTER & NOT JUST manage your mental health? Dealing with unresolved Anxiety & Depression can be debilitating, leaving you feeling like you wIill never get better. Your relationships, performance and confidence may suffer, you may dread the future and tired of wearing a mask & being positive. You may have been to see your GP or tried many therapies and still feel unwell. If this is you perhaps it’s time for further more therapy. The clinic offers unique techniques that are proving to be highly successful in the treatment for Mental health with growing 5 STAR Reviews. Referrals accepted from other therapists to.
01772 367537 View 01772 367537
Photo of Papillon Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Darwen, England
Papillon Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
Verified
Chorley PR6  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Sara and my private practice specialises in supporting women to move from struggle to freedom.  Whatever the reason you find yourself here, be it relationship challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or trauma, our work together will enable you to achieve a greater sense of clarity in your life and empower you to restore trust in yourself and in the decisions you make. ​I am passionate about sharing what I've learned from my own journey through loss, relationships and trauma, to empower other women who are also looking to live authentically and become the best version of themselves.
Hello. My name is Sara and my private practice specialises in supporting women to move from struggle to freedom.  Whatever the reason you find yourself here, be it relationship challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or trauma, our work together will enable you to achieve a greater sense of clarity in your life and empower you to restore trust in yourself and in the decisions you make. ​I am passionate about sharing what I've learned from my own journey through loss, relationships and trauma, to empower other women who are also looking to live authentically and become the best version of themselves.
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Photo of Linsey Bailey-Rowles, Counsellor in Darwen, England
Linsey Bailey-Rowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Burnley BB11  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in working with those who have a late diagnosis of Autism &/or ADHD. I offer an exploratory & non judgemental approach which supports the development of emotional regulation, wellbeing, self compassion & self worth. . I offer a compassionate, confidential & trauma informed therapeutic service that provides you with the opportunity to explore your identity, personal difficulties, build self awareness, or begin the healing journey from trauma. I am passionate about supporting those within the LGBTQIA+ & disabled community.
I have a special interest in working with those who have a late diagnosis of Autism &/or ADHD. I offer an exploratory & non judgemental approach which supports the development of emotional regulation, wellbeing, self compassion & self worth. . I offer a compassionate, confidential & trauma informed therapeutic service that provides you with the opportunity to explore your identity, personal difficulties, build self awareness, or begin the healing journey from trauma. I am passionate about supporting those within the LGBTQIA+ & disabled community.
01474 551146 View 01474 551146
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Karma Minds Training & Personal Development Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Accrington BB5
Waitlist for new clients
I work as an integrated therapist. I believe that if given the right conditions, that everyone has the desire and capacity for personal growth and change. I work giving you unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence, allowing you the time and space to explore your feelings and work through your problems I work with you to your own agenda and at your own pace. I believe that you are your own expert and have the capacity to find your own solutions and a way forward. Helping you come to terms with any feelings and to change and develop for the future in your own way and time. My specialist field is anxiety management.
I work as an integrated therapist. I believe that if given the right conditions, that everyone has the desire and capacity for personal growth and change. I work giving you unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence, allowing you the time and space to explore your feelings and work through your problems I work with you to your own agenda and at your own pace. I believe that you are your own expert and have the capacity to find your own solutions and a way forward. Helping you come to terms with any feelings and to change and develop for the future in your own way and time. My specialist field is anxiety management.
01254 786850 View 01254 786850
Photo of Guy Turnbull, Counsellor in Darwen, England
Guy Turnbull
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Chorley PR6
I understand that it can be hard to seek counselling support and talk about the difficuIt parts of life but I know that empathic listening and support can make a massive difference from my work with clients and also my own development when I have had counselling. Get in touch and start to change your life for the better. I believe strongly that access to private counselling shouldn't be limited to those with good incomes. I have some sessions available at reduced rates for clients on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss your circumstances if you are unable to afford the usual session fee.
I understand that it can be hard to seek counselling support and talk about the difficuIt parts of life but I know that empathic listening and support can make a massive difference from my work with clients and also my own development when I have had counselling. Get in touch and start to change your life for the better. I believe strongly that access to private counselling shouldn't be limited to those with good incomes. I have some sessions available at reduced rates for clients on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss your circumstances if you are unable to afford the usual session fee.
07440 267664 View 07440 267664

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Darwen

< 10

Counsellors in Darwen who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
88% Relationship Issues
88% Bereavement
88% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Darwen see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Darwen?

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.