Counselling in Dorking

Photo of Sarah English, Psychotherapist in Dorking, England
Sarah English
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH5
Are you weighed down by anxiety or depression? Perhaps you are going through fertility treatment and you feel an overwhelming mix of emotions - including hope and fear - and you're holding it all together - lots of spinning plates - it feels too much to carry at times. Have you given birth and the birth was difficult and you know that you need to process what happened to you, but at the same time you push the memory away so that you can get through the day - perhaps your body is different, now, since you gave birth? Perhaps you have scars, stretch marks, loose skin, a prolapse? Are you feeling lost and unsure of who you are?
Are you weighed down by anxiety or depression? Perhaps you are going through fertility treatment and you feel an overwhelming mix of emotions - including hope and fear - and you're holding it all together - lots of spinning plates - it feels too much to carry at times. Have you given birth and the birth was difficult and you know that you need to process what happened to you, but at the same time you push the memory away so that you can get through the day - perhaps your body is different, now, since you gave birth? Perhaps you have scars, stretch marks, loose skin, a prolapse? Are you feeling lost and unsure of who you are?
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Photo of Abi Dewing (Online Therapy), Counsellor in Dorking, England
Abi Dewing (Online Therapy)
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dorking RH5  (Online Only)
I am a qualified, accredited, Humanistic counsellor. Humanistic Counselling takes a holistic approach, focusing on the uniqueness of an individual. It aims to explore a person’s whole life experience, combining the past, present, and future. I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), abiding by their ethical framework. I am also undertaking a part time master’s degree at Regents University which focuses on psychoanalysis, integrative and existential therapy, contributing to my professional development. Having a wide knowledge of differing approaches allows me to adapt, to suit the unique needs of each client
I am a qualified, accredited, Humanistic counsellor. Humanistic Counselling takes a holistic approach, focusing on the uniqueness of an individual. It aims to explore a person’s whole life experience, combining the past, present, and future. I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), abiding by their ethical framework. I am also undertaking a part time master’s degree at Regents University which focuses on psychoanalysis, integrative and existential therapy, contributing to my professional development. Having a wide knowledge of differing approaches allows me to adapt, to suit the unique needs of each client
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Photo of Louisa Watts, Psychotherapist in Dorking, England
Louisa Watts
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
Life can be rough. Sometimes we get to a point where we feel stuck, unable to see a way through. There are infinite reasons of what may bring you to therapy; relationship breakdown, bereavement, a sense of loss of control, addiction, bullying.. We cannot change the past. But we can heal from the pain, towards a life worth living of your choice. Therapy is a collaborative process. I will work with you as the expert on your own life; offering support, challenge, well-being practices, empathy and compassion along with the space to explore your own experience, which is so rarely possible in our daily lives.
Life can be rough. Sometimes we get to a point where we feel stuck, unable to see a way through. There are infinite reasons of what may bring you to therapy; relationship breakdown, bereavement, a sense of loss of control, addiction, bullying.. We cannot change the past. But we can heal from the pain, towards a life worth living of your choice. Therapy is a collaborative process. I will work with you as the expert on your own life; offering support, challenge, well-being practices, empathy and compassion along with the space to explore your own experience, which is so rarely possible in our daily lives.
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Photo of Surrey's Learning and Counselling Centre, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Surrey's Learning and Counselling Centre
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dorking RH5
I am a Senior Accredited Integrative Counsellor, Clinical Counselling Supervisor & Child & Young People's Therapist (CYPT) supporting individuals & families. Specialising in Neurodiversity; the range of brain function & differences, behavioural traits such as Autism A.S.D, ADHD/ADD, & SpLD supporting a wide range of issues. My approach to Well-being combines a unique blend of Person-centre, Psychodynamic & Psychoeducation. I also offer official diagnoses of Dyslexia and advise corporate & educational settings on mental health issues. I strive for equality & diversity creating an inclusive atmosphere for everyone.
I am a Senior Accredited Integrative Counsellor, Clinical Counselling Supervisor & Child & Young People's Therapist (CYPT) supporting individuals & families. Specialising in Neurodiversity; the range of brain function & differences, behavioural traits such as Autism A.S.D, ADHD/ADD, & SpLD supporting a wide range of issues. My approach to Well-being combines a unique blend of Person-centre, Psychodynamic & Psychoeducation. I also offer official diagnoses of Dyslexia and advise corporate & educational settings on mental health issues. I strive for equality & diversity creating an inclusive atmosphere for everyone.
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Photo of Susie Vana, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Susie Vana
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
I work with Adults and Children offering Supportive, Professional Counselling. I provide a safe place to talk about difficult problems and worries. In my work with Adults I work with many presenting issues, such as generalised anxiety disorder, low self esteem, anger management, bereavement, loneliness, trauma, depression, low self confidence, relationship issues and abuse. In my work with Children presenting issues I often see include anxiety, bereavement, anger management, friendship issues, bullying, ADHD, autistic traits, low self esteem, depression and separation anxiety
I work with Adults and Children offering Supportive, Professional Counselling. I provide a safe place to talk about difficult problems and worries. In my work with Adults I work with many presenting issues, such as generalised anxiety disorder, low self esteem, anger management, bereavement, loneliness, trauma, depression, low self confidence, relationship issues and abuse. In my work with Children presenting issues I often see include anxiety, bereavement, anger management, friendship issues, bullying, ADHD, autistic traits, low self esteem, depression and separation anxiety
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Photo of SPACEStherapy, Psychotherapist in Dorking, England
SPACEStherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
SPACEStherapy is a trauma-informed and trauma-specialist, integrative psychotherapy service. SPACEStherapy Associates work online and in-person, in Dorking and Chessington. Fees vary from £70-95/session, with some reduced fee spaces available.
SPACEStherapy is a trauma-informed and trauma-specialist, integrative psychotherapy service. SPACEStherapy Associates work online and in-person, in Dorking and Chessington. Fees vary from £70-95/session, with some reduced fee spaces available.
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Photo of Kala Ramnath, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Kala Ramnath
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH5
Life is a safar. A journey. The road is often rough, strewn with obstacles, full of twists. Are you feeling the need for change, to be more in control? Are you stuck, blocked in a spiralling cycle of anxiety that feels impenetrable? Do you feel alone with endless negative thoughts that go round in your head? I strongly believe that once you understand why you act and think the way you do, then you can silence your inner critic and make the changes you desire. Nelson Mandela famously said 'it always seems impossible till its done'. Second to life itself, the most important journey we will ever make is the journey within ourselves.
Life is a safar. A journey. The road is often rough, strewn with obstacles, full of twists. Are you feeling the need for change, to be more in control? Are you stuck, blocked in a spiralling cycle of anxiety that feels impenetrable? Do you feel alone with endless negative thoughts that go round in your head? I strongly believe that once you understand why you act and think the way you do, then you can silence your inner critic and make the changes you desire. Nelson Mandela famously said 'it always seems impossible till its done'. Second to life itself, the most important journey we will ever make is the journey within ourselves.
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Photo of Psychotherapy Surrey Hills, Psychotherapist in Dorking, England
Psychotherapy Surrey Hills
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH5
We seek psychological help for many reasons. Not only can psychological therapy help when life feels intolerably difficult, but it can also make an “ok” life more fulfilling. Therapy can help to reduce emotional suffering, support change, and promote personal growth. It is a collaborative process and the insight gained can help us look at life from a different perspective and enable us to respond differently to life’s challenges. People often seek support when they are facing life transitions or feel stuck in their lives.
We seek psychological help for many reasons. Not only can psychological therapy help when life feels intolerably difficult, but it can also make an “ok” life more fulfilling. Therapy can help to reduce emotional suffering, support change, and promote personal growth. It is a collaborative process and the insight gained can help us look at life from a different perspective and enable us to respond differently to life’s challenges. People often seek support when they are facing life transitions or feel stuck in their lives.
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Photo of Jacky Power, Psychotherapist in Dorking, England
Jacky Power
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
Feeling the fallout of a loved one’s addiction? Addiction affects the whole family. It affects how you communicate, how you behave and how you feel. Trust is often broken - so knowing who to reach out to can feel risky. Turning to family and friends only leave you feeling more isolated and misunderstood. Maybe you have tried self help groups but they haven’t quite ‘hit the mark’. Turning to the person you love with an addiction only leaves you feeling frustrated and mistrusting. But… Relax. Here, you don’t have to do it alone. Download my free guide for those dealing with a loved one's addiction here on my website.
Feeling the fallout of a loved one’s addiction? Addiction affects the whole family. It affects how you communicate, how you behave and how you feel. Trust is often broken - so knowing who to reach out to can feel risky. Turning to family and friends only leave you feeling more isolated and misunderstood. Maybe you have tried self help groups but they haven’t quite ‘hit the mark’. Turning to the person you love with an addiction only leaves you feeling frustrated and mistrusting. But… Relax. Here, you don’t have to do it alone. Download my free guide for those dealing with a loved one's addiction here on my website.
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Photo of Joanna Hill, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Joanna Hill
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
Are you feeling anxious, low mood, feel overwhelmed or maybe are finding it difficult to cope? I am a qualified, experienced counsellor offering a calm, safe, confidential space to explore life challenges or trauma from the past, in your current life or anxieties/concerns around the future. Together we can work towards positive change and growth which may be through acceptance and understanding or by making changes to the way you view yourself or the world around you. Every client is unique presenting with different struggles and challenges so I tailor my approach to my clients needs to strive for their goals.
Are you feeling anxious, low mood, feel overwhelmed or maybe are finding it difficult to cope? I am a qualified, experienced counsellor offering a calm, safe, confidential space to explore life challenges or trauma from the past, in your current life or anxieties/concerns around the future. Together we can work towards positive change and growth which may be through acceptance and understanding or by making changes to the way you view yourself or the world around you. Every client is unique presenting with different struggles and challenges so I tailor my approach to my clients needs to strive for their goals.
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Photo of Sarah Dean, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Sarah Dean
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
We can all find life hard at times. It can throw up difficulties that feel overwhelming and out of our control. I support adults and teenagers through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues and Asperger Syndrome. When we experience distress, sadness, loneliness, anxiety or depressed mood, it can feel difficult to bear and leave us feeling powerless. Working alongside a therapist means you need not face these difficulties alone.
We can all find life hard at times. It can throw up difficulties that feel overwhelming and out of our control. I support adults and teenagers through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues and Asperger Syndrome. When we experience distress, sadness, loneliness, anxiety or depressed mood, it can feel difficult to bear and leave us feeling powerless. Working alongside a therapist means you need not face these difficulties alone.
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Photo of Transcend Therapy, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Transcend Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
Thank you for your interest in Transcend Therapy. My approach is empathic, person-centred and solution focussed. I offer bespoke therapy programmes to suit individual client needs and presenting issues, short or long term programmes, one-off or ad-hoc exploratory sessions. My work is a collaborative partnership between client/therapist. Referrals from BUPA, The Counselling Directory, National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS), BAATN, Psychology Today, personal recommendation and direct contact. For further insights into my work, please pop to my website www.transcendtherapy.info . Thank you.
Thank you for your interest in Transcend Therapy. My approach is empathic, person-centred and solution focussed. I offer bespoke therapy programmes to suit individual client needs and presenting issues, short or long term programmes, one-off or ad-hoc exploratory sessions. My work is a collaborative partnership between client/therapist. Referrals from BUPA, The Counselling Directory, National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS), BAATN, Psychology Today, personal recommendation and direct contact. For further insights into my work, please pop to my website www.transcendtherapy.info . Thank you.
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Photo of Elaine Blewett, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Elaine Blewett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
Are you finding it hard to cope at the moment, dealing with a crisis or significant change? Maybe you are struggling, feel tense or are on edge? I am an experienced counsellor with a passion for building a real therapeutic relationship that enables you to reach your goals in therapy. If you're feeling disconnected from others and your relationships are suffering, then together we can gain insight into what may be driving your behaviours and help you shift your mindset to live a more balanced life as well as, improve the quality of your relationships.
Are you finding it hard to cope at the moment, dealing with a crisis or significant change? Maybe you are struggling, feel tense or are on edge? I am an experienced counsellor with a passion for building a real therapeutic relationship that enables you to reach your goals in therapy. If you're feeling disconnected from others and your relationships are suffering, then together we can gain insight into what may be driving your behaviours and help you shift your mindset to live a more balanced life as well as, improve the quality of your relationships.
01306 773839 View 01306 773839
Photo of Emma K Smith, Psychotherapist in Dorking, England
Emma K Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
Are you experiencing a difficult or challenging time in your life? Perhaps you are feeling stuck and unable to move forward? Whatever your reason for considering therapy and viewing my profile, it is often the case that we 'hit the wall' or 'crash' emotionally before we can identify that we may need professional support. When our usual coping mechanisms no longer work the struggle can be overwhelming. As your therapist I recognise this as your first and critical step toward positive change. You are, I'm sure, familiar with the phrase 'if you do what you've always done...you get what you've always got' and how true it is.....
Are you experiencing a difficult or challenging time in your life? Perhaps you are feeling stuck and unable to move forward? Whatever your reason for considering therapy and viewing my profile, it is often the case that we 'hit the wall' or 'crash' emotionally before we can identify that we may need professional support. When our usual coping mechanisms no longer work the struggle can be overwhelming. As your therapist I recognise this as your first and critical step toward positive change. You are, I'm sure, familiar with the phrase 'if you do what you've always done...you get what you've always got' and how true it is.....
01689 666191 View 01689 666191
Photo of Gemma Fisk, Psychologist in Dorking, England
Gemma Fisk
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dorking RH4
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in supporting children and young people, and their families. I work with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem and behavioural difficulties.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in supporting children and young people, and their families. I work with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem and behavioural difficulties.
07403 932484 View 07403 932484
Photo of Mindserenity, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Mindserenity
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
Are you experiencing anxiety right now, social or otherwise? Are you finding it difficult to make decisions or overwhelmed by a problem that you can't seemed to find answers to? You are not alone and sometimes with the support of a counsellor it can help you to find the solutions that you need to move on with your life. Counselling, hypnotherapy and life coaching can help with many types of problems such as: Physical or Psychological abuse, Alcohol or Drug abuse, Self-harming or eating disorders, Relationship or Marriage problems, Bereavement/Grief/Loss Anxiety or Depression
Are you experiencing anxiety right now, social or otherwise? Are you finding it difficult to make decisions or overwhelmed by a problem that you can't seemed to find answers to? You are not alone and sometimes with the support of a counsellor it can help you to find the solutions that you need to move on with your life. Counselling, hypnotherapy and life coaching can help with many types of problems such as: Physical or Psychological abuse, Alcohol or Drug abuse, Self-harming or eating disorders, Relationship or Marriage problems, Bereavement/Grief/Loss Anxiety or Depression
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Photo of Sarah Cowley, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Sarah Cowley
Counsellor, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
Are you finding life difficult and sometimes overwhelming? Maybe you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, low mood, bereavement, abandonment, or isolation? Perhaps you are struggling with problematic relationships, traumatic events, adverse childhood experiences or issues connected with spirituality or religion? Working in a calm, safe, non-judgemental therapeutic space I could help you heal from painful past experiences, work through current challenges, and envisage a more hopeful future. Working on an open-ended basis allows change to evolve and embed, without the pressure of a limited timescale.
Are you finding life difficult and sometimes overwhelming? Maybe you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, low mood, bereavement, abandonment, or isolation? Perhaps you are struggling with problematic relationships, traumatic events, adverse childhood experiences or issues connected with spirituality or religion? Working in a calm, safe, non-judgemental therapeutic space I could help you heal from painful past experiences, work through current challenges, and envisage a more hopeful future. Working on an open-ended basis allows change to evolve and embed, without the pressure of a limited timescale.
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Photo of Sharmila Logathas, Psychologist in Dorking, England
Sharmila Logathas
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dorking RH4
You've reached this page for many reasons, from being diagnosed with a mental health problem to feeling stuck and unable to progress in particular areas of life. I work from the premise that you are an active participant in therapy and hold choice and responsibility in how you want to move forward, whether this includes making sense of, accepting and processing things that have happened to you, or developing existing skills and building new strategies to cope with life's challenges.
You've reached this page for many reasons, from being diagnosed with a mental health problem to feeling stuck and unable to progress in particular areas of life. I work from the premise that you are an active participant in therapy and hold choice and responsibility in how you want to move forward, whether this includes making sense of, accepting and processing things that have happened to you, or developing existing skills and building new strategies to cope with life's challenges.
07749 555969 View 07749 555969
Photo of Debra Hamilton, Counsellor in Dorking, England
Debra Hamilton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dorking RH5
Welcome and well done for taking the first step to getting help. I am a psychodynamically trained counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), offering warmth, empathy and compassion. I am able to help you with many issues including anxiety, depression, loneliness and bereavement as well as issues arising from the recent pandemic. You may be struggling or things may feel overwhelming right now and it can feel difficult to see a way forward or to reach out to others. I believe I can help you to unravel what is troubling you. Get in touch now to find out more.
Welcome and well done for taking the first step to getting help. I am a psychodynamically trained counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), offering warmth, empathy and compassion. I am able to help you with many issues including anxiety, depression, loneliness and bereavement as well as issues arising from the recent pandemic. You may be struggling or things may feel overwhelming right now and it can feel difficult to see a way forward or to reach out to others. I believe I can help you to unravel what is troubling you. Get in touch now to find out more.
01372 230806 View 01372 230806
Photo of Rachel Schofield, Psychologist in Dorking, England
Rachel Schofield
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dorking RH4  (Online Only)
Deciding to start therapy with a new therapist can be a daunting prospect. I think that it is important to spend time developing a safe and genuine therapeutic relationship to build understanding about the problem and think together about ways to process this and to move forward. I support people with anxiety, low mood, identity or adjustment issues related to their physical health condition or life experiences and the impact that this has on different areas of their lives. I provide a space to think through these issues together and come up with joint approaches and different ways of thinking.
Deciding to start therapy with a new therapist can be a daunting prospect. I think that it is important to spend time developing a safe and genuine therapeutic relationship to build understanding about the problem and think together about ways to process this and to move forward. I support people with anxiety, low mood, identity or adjustment issues related to their physical health condition or life experiences and the impact that this has on different areas of their lives. I provide a space to think through these issues together and come up with joint approaches and different ways of thinking.
01737 926776 View 01737 926776

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dorking

40+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Dorking who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
73% Bereavement
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Cigna and Evernorth
64% Aviva
64% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Dorking see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dorking?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.