Counselling in Drayton

Photo of Joanna Kucinska, Psychotherapist in Drayton, England
Joanna Kucinska
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Drayton NR8
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a qualified accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. I am compliant with the BPC ethical guidelines, I have regular clinical supervision and undertake regular professional development. Over the years I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, struggling with various pasts, challenges and issues. I work in private practice and offer a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space to explore the difficulties that you may be experiencing. I provide individual sessions to adults in short and long-term therapy.
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a qualified accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. I am compliant with the BPC ethical guidelines, I have regular clinical supervision and undertake regular professional development. Over the years I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, struggling with various pasts, challenges and issues. I work in private practice and offer a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space to explore the difficulties that you may be experiencing. I provide individual sessions to adults in short and long-term therapy.
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Photo of Karen Julie Warminger, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Karen Julie Warminger
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Drayton NR8
My Name is Karen and I am a humanistic Counsellor. I have experience with Anxiety, Depression and Bereavement. When I first meet you I will look at your individual needs and we can first make contact over the phone. I have previously worked as a nurse for many years so have a broad background in Acute Medicine as well as Psychology. I spent many years before qualifying as a psychotherapist working as a Children's nurse so am use to hearing about grief and trauma. I love being a counsellor and my training is based on the work of Carl Rogers; the American Psychologist. Listening with compassion can move pain and hurt into acceptance
My Name is Karen and I am a humanistic Counsellor. I have experience with Anxiety, Depression and Bereavement. When I first meet you I will look at your individual needs and we can first make contact over the phone. I have previously worked as a nurse for many years so have a broad background in Acute Medicine as well as Psychology. I spent many years before qualifying as a psychotherapist working as a Children's nurse so am use to hearing about grief and trauma. I love being a counsellor and my training is based on the work of Carl Rogers; the American Psychologist. Listening with compassion can move pain and hurt into acceptance
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Photo of Julie Marie Bowen, Psychotherapist in Drayton, England
Julie Marie Bowen
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drayton NR8
Welcome, I offer a collaborative solution focused approach to alleviating your distress. Whether you are suffering with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Trauma, Family issues, Low self-esteem, Stress, difficult childhood / adult experiences etc. We can work together to help you understand and resolve your difficulties effectively. I have over 14 years experience with excellent outcomes. I’m trained in EMDR Therapy, CBT, Counselling, Psychotherapy, ACT and Mindfulness Based Approaches. I offer a 15 minute free telephone appointment to discuss your needs and answer any questions you might have. Finding the right person to help you is key.
Welcome, I offer a collaborative solution focused approach to alleviating your distress. Whether you are suffering with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Trauma, Family issues, Low self-esteem, Stress, difficult childhood / adult experiences etc. We can work together to help you understand and resolve your difficulties effectively. I have over 14 years experience with excellent outcomes. I’m trained in EMDR Therapy, CBT, Counselling, Psychotherapy, ACT and Mindfulness Based Approaches. I offer a 15 minute free telephone appointment to discuss your needs and answer any questions you might have. Finding the right person to help you is key.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of The AoC Trust / The Arts of Change Trust, Counsellor in Drayton, England
The AoC Trust / The Arts of Change Trust
Counsellor, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY9
Creative Arts Therapies & Traditional Talking Therapies. At The AoC Trust we really want to support families needing emotional help; couples trying to save their relationship or an individual looking for professional counselling/therapy in order to work through and heal psychological or social difficulties. If you cannot travel to us we can support you via telephone or video call. We are based in Central Dudley just a few minutes from the town centre and local bus station where we have our own lovely therapeutic rooms and training spaces and provide a fantastic team of registered and qualified therapeutic clinicians.
Creative Arts Therapies & Traditional Talking Therapies. At The AoC Trust we really want to support families needing emotional help; couples trying to save their relationship or an individual looking for professional counselling/therapy in order to work through and heal psychological or social difficulties. If you cannot travel to us we can support you via telephone or video call. We are based in Central Dudley just a few minutes from the town centre and local bus station where we have our own lovely therapeutic rooms and training spaces and provide a fantastic team of registered and qualified therapeutic clinicians.
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Photo of Dr Rebecca Mount, Psychologist in Drayton, England
Dr Rebecca Mount
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
Are you a concerned parent of a child or teen grappling with their emotional, behavioural, or mental well-being? Do you recognise any of these challenges in your child? Persistent worry and preoccupation, a noticeable shift from their usual joyful self, a reluctance to engage in activities they once enjoyed, frequent excuses overshadowing enthusiasm, puzzling changes in their behaviour, heightened sensitivity and emotional reactions. If you're struggling to find effective ways to help, if your well-intentioned efforts, such as talking to them, providing reassurance or encouragement, seem to lead to dead ends, I'm here to assist.
Are you a concerned parent of a child or teen grappling with their emotional, behavioural, or mental well-being? Do you recognise any of these challenges in your child? Persistent worry and preoccupation, a noticeable shift from their usual joyful self, a reluctance to engage in activities they once enjoyed, frequent excuses overshadowing enthusiasm, puzzling changes in their behaviour, heightened sensitivity and emotional reactions. If you're struggling to find effective ways to help, if your well-intentioned efforts, such as talking to them, providing reassurance or encouragement, seem to lead to dead ends, I'm here to assist.
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Photo of Dianne Mee, Psychotherapist in Drayton, England
Dianne Mee
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brierley Hill DY5
Maybe you had a difficult childhood, suffered neglect, abuse, bullying. Perhaps life became challenging later on. Trauma is a subjective experience, if something upset you at any point then you may be still living with the impact of the trauma. There may be multiple traumatic events in your life which you have been unable to process. Subsequent traumatic events will add to your distress. Untreated trauma inevitably manifests itself as anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. If you would like to make sense of your life and repair the damage caused by your past then EMDR provides the most humane & effective treatment.
Maybe you had a difficult childhood, suffered neglect, abuse, bullying. Perhaps life became challenging later on. Trauma is a subjective experience, if something upset you at any point then you may be still living with the impact of the trauma. There may be multiple traumatic events in your life which you have been unable to process. Subsequent traumatic events will add to your distress. Untreated trauma inevitably manifests itself as anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. If you would like to make sense of your life and repair the damage caused by your past then EMDR provides the most humane & effective treatment.
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Photo of Capella Counselling Services, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Capella Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY9
Are you struggling right now? Do you need to talk but prefer not to burden those closest to you? Maybe you are looking for support for your child? Capella Counselling is a safe place where you can talk in confidence, working through whatever it is that is troubling you. I can support you to manage anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress, relationship difficulties, loss, self-harm and more. You may be here because you are concerned about a loved one, it may be your son or daughter you are seeking help for. I am able to work with you to support your child to manage school, friendships, build self-esteem and emotional resilience.
Are you struggling right now? Do you need to talk but prefer not to burden those closest to you? Maybe you are looking for support for your child? Capella Counselling is a safe place where you can talk in confidence, working through whatever it is that is troubling you. I can support you to manage anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress, relationship difficulties, loss, self-harm and more. You may be here because you are concerned about a loved one, it may be your son or daughter you are seeking help for. I am able to work with you to support your child to manage school, friendships, build self-esteem and emotional resilience.
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Photo of Elliot Downs, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Elliot Downs
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
I am a person centred counsellor, offering counselling in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully abide by their Ethical Framework. I work with my clients in a safe, confidential and empathic environment, free from judgement. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. My priority has always been to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever you are feel you need to explore. I have a calm, empathic and engaging presence, which I hope will enable you to discover new avenues of thinking.
I am a person centred counsellor, offering counselling in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully abide by their Ethical Framework. I work with my clients in a safe, confidential and empathic environment, free from judgement. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. My priority has always been to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever you are feel you need to explore. I have a calm, empathic and engaging presence, which I hope will enable you to discover new avenues of thinking.
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Photo of InReach Counselling & Wellbeing, Counsellor in Drayton, England
InReach Counselling & Wellbeing
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
Are you struggling to cope with difficult feelings or situations? Do you need someone to talk to? You may feel stuck or overwhelmed, where the effort to get through each day feels too great. Are you feeling isolated, anxious or depressed, with little hope for the future? Perhaps relationships are challenging & you're wanting to improve how you connect with people. I am a qualified, person-centred counsellor, offering a combined approach, unique to you. Together we can take small steps to unravel any difficult thoughts & feelings. My private therapy room offers a calm, encouraging space where you can be yourself and find support.
Are you struggling to cope with difficult feelings or situations? Do you need someone to talk to? You may feel stuck or overwhelmed, where the effort to get through each day feels too great. Are you feeling isolated, anxious or depressed, with little hope for the future? Perhaps relationships are challenging & you're wanting to improve how you connect with people. I am a qualified, person-centred counsellor, offering a combined approach, unique to you. Together we can take small steps to unravel any difficult thoughts & feelings. My private therapy room offers a calm, encouraging space where you can be yourself and find support.
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Photo of Cheri Gillings, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Cheri Gillings
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8  (Online Only)
When we are tired of feeling sick and tired, that feeling, is an invitation, a need surfacing. Perhaps you are always giving your time and energy to others and have not much left in the tank for yourself. Perhaps you have been coping with pressures in ways that made sense before, but are now not helpful. Perhaps you want more in recovery? Therapy offers space for you, to explore difficulties, to come to terms with life's painful events, to overcome shame and heal wounds. I provide an affirming, restorative space for healing, reflection, conscious choices, expressing your values and fostering a life more hopeful, more meaningful.
When we are tired of feeling sick and tired, that feeling, is an invitation, a need surfacing. Perhaps you are always giving your time and energy to others and have not much left in the tank for yourself. Perhaps you have been coping with pressures in ways that made sense before, but are now not helpful. Perhaps you want more in recovery? Therapy offers space for you, to explore difficulties, to come to terms with life's painful events, to overcome shame and heal wounds. I provide an affirming, restorative space for healing, reflection, conscious choices, expressing your values and fostering a life more hopeful, more meaningful.
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Photo of Victoria Barbier in Drayton, England
Victoria Barbier
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
Peace of mind and contentment are possible, no matter what circumstances life has thrown at you. It is not always about changing what is happening - that can often be beyond our control. But it is possible to change our relationship with the events and people in our lives.
Peace of mind and contentment are possible, no matter what circumstances life has thrown at you. It is not always about changing what is happening - that can often be beyond our control. But it is possible to change our relationship with the events and people in our lives.
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Photo of Amy Peace, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Amy Peace
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
I offer a friendly, supportive and confidential service based in Stourbridge. I work with both adults and young people aged 15 and over. I will respond to all enquiries within 24 hours and offer a free initial 15 minute phone call to chat about your needs and answer any questions you may have.
I offer a friendly, supportive and confidential service based in Stourbridge. I work with both adults and young people aged 15 and over. I will respond to all enquiries within 24 hours and offer a free initial 15 minute phone call to chat about your needs and answer any questions you may have.
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Photo of Ben Peasley, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Ben Peasley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Belbroughton DY9
I absolutely believe that one of the bravest things you can do, is to better understand you and your own story. Exploring and better understanding your feelings, thoughts and emotions and how they fit into you and your story will help you live your life on your terms. You completely deserve to live the life you want to live. I’m Ben and I am just a regular person who will treat you with care, compassion, and without judgement regardless of whatever it might be that is going on in your life. I promise you that I will meet you at a human level, interacting with you as a real person and not an expert.
I absolutely believe that one of the bravest things you can do, is to better understand you and your own story. Exploring and better understanding your feelings, thoughts and emotions and how they fit into you and your story will help you live your life on your terms. You completely deserve to live the life you want to live. I’m Ben and I am just a regular person who will treat you with care, compassion, and without judgement regardless of whatever it might be that is going on in your life. I promise you that I will meet you at a human level, interacting with you as a real person and not an expert.
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Photo of Tahneya Alboraiki, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Tahneya Alboraiki
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halesowen B63
I am an qualified integrative counsellor, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to suit your needs, as I feel one approach does not fit with everyone, therefore I have adopted different approaches. I want to provided you with a safe, honest, and empathic space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours without Judgement.
I am an qualified integrative counsellor, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to suit your needs, as I feel one approach does not fit with everyone, therefore I have adopted different approaches. I want to provided you with a safe, honest, and empathic space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours without Judgement.
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Photo of Mark Stefan Thresh, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Mark Stefan Thresh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY9
Hello there, I qualified to practice back in 2002, from here I worked full time as a Counsellor for an Alcohol service. I worked for ten years with clients where the presenting issue was alcohol misuse, however there were many other issues our clients struggled with, such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem etc. I have extensive experience of successfully working with clients to make significant changes and to reach their goals. Since leaving this service, I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, gaining more and varied experience. I can help with most issues and usually without a need for long term therapy.
Hello there, I qualified to practice back in 2002, from here I worked full time as a Counsellor for an Alcohol service. I worked for ten years with clients where the presenting issue was alcohol misuse, however there were many other issues our clients struggled with, such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem etc. I have extensive experience of successfully working with clients to make significant changes and to reach their goals. Since leaving this service, I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, gaining more and varied experience. I can help with most issues and usually without a need for long term therapy.
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Photo of Charlotte Bowell, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Charlotte Bowell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
Are you struggling and need some help to understand how you feel? I can offer a safe and confidential space to work through your issues one step at a time, resulting in positive changes.
Are you struggling and need some help to understand how you feel? I can offer a safe and confidential space to work through your issues one step at a time, resulting in positive changes.
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Photo of Kate Alliss, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Kate Alliss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
My name is Kate Alliss and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Stourbridge, West Midlands. I will offer you a safe space to talk confidentially about your difficulties without fear of being judged, with empathy and with understanding. When we experience difficult times in our lives, we often struggle to understand our emotions and often find it hard to cope with our day to day lives. By working with you I will try to help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings, responses and reactions to overcome the obstacles in your life that prevent you from feeling happy and fulfilled.
My name is Kate Alliss and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Stourbridge, West Midlands. I will offer you a safe space to talk confidentially about your difficulties without fear of being judged, with empathy and with understanding. When we experience difficult times in our lives, we often struggle to understand our emotions and often find it hard to cope with our day to day lives. By working with you I will try to help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings, responses and reactions to overcome the obstacles in your life that prevent you from feeling happy and fulfilled.
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Photo of Tracy April Riley, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Tracy April Riley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brierley Hill DY5
Is there an issue in your life that is causing you to feel anxiety? Do you feel different? Do you feel helpless, unsupported or confused? Are you feeling depressed and unable to see the way forward? Perhaps you would like to gain understanding and clarity about particular issues in your life. Do you need someone to talk to, who you feel would really listen and not judge you? Would you like to take back some level of control and gain some peace of mind? If so, I can help you, by providing one-to-one support.
Is there an issue in your life that is causing you to feel anxiety? Do you feel different? Do you feel helpless, unsupported or confused? Are you feeling depressed and unable to see the way forward? Perhaps you would like to gain understanding and clarity about particular issues in your life. Do you need someone to talk to, who you feel would really listen and not judge you? Would you like to take back some level of control and gain some peace of mind? If so, I can help you, by providing one-to-one support.
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Photo of Dr Sarah Morris, Psychologist in Drayton, England
Dr Sarah Morris
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Halesowen B63  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Sarah and I’m a counselling psychologist. I enjoy working with clients who are open to self-exploration, and motivated to work on personal growth and positive change. You may be facing emotional challenges, seeking support for mental health concerns, or striving to enhance your overall well-being. Building a strong therapeutic relationship and mutual trust with my client is essential to facilitate effective psychological therapy. Please note, I do not work with private clients from a Wolverhampton/ WV postcode, as I practice in this area for the NHS.
Hello! My name is Sarah and I’m a counselling psychologist. I enjoy working with clients who are open to self-exploration, and motivated to work on personal growth and positive change. You may be facing emotional challenges, seeking support for mental health concerns, or striving to enhance your overall well-being. Building a strong therapeutic relationship and mutual trust with my client is essential to facilitate effective psychological therapy. Please note, I do not work with private clients from a Wolverhampton/ WV postcode, as I practice in this area for the NHS.
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Photo of Suz West, Counsellor in Drayton, England
Suz West
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Halesowen B62
Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor , psychotherapist and supervisor. I work from Northfield. I offer individual face to face counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment. Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process.
Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor , psychotherapist and supervisor. I work from Northfield. I offer individual face to face counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment. Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Drayton

< 10

Counsellors in Drayton who prioritize treating:

67% Anxiety
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
33% Relationship Issues
33% Depression
33% Chronic Pain
33% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Drayton see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Drayton?

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.