Counselling in Duffield

Photo of Louise Bellamy, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Louise Bellamy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
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Photo of Kirsty Turner, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Kirsty Turner
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56  (Online Only)
At times, we can feel overwhelmed by the events and demands facing us. Life can feel daunting, and we can lose trust in ourselves to find a way forward. We can neglect ourselves and ignore areas of our lives that are painful. We may notice beliefs and habits we are stuck with that are holding us back from living life fully. Psychotherapy can help unravel the patterns we are caught in. Learning to pay attention to ourselves in a supportive space can help us to shift our perspective and find new directions. We can develop a compassionate relationship with ourselves that will help generate new energy to overcome our obstacles.
At times, we can feel overwhelmed by the events and demands facing us. Life can feel daunting, and we can lose trust in ourselves to find a way forward. We can neglect ourselves and ignore areas of our lives that are painful. We may notice beliefs and habits we are stuck with that are holding us back from living life fully. Psychotherapy can help unravel the patterns we are caught in. Learning to pay attention to ourselves in a supportive space can help us to shift our perspective and find new directions. We can develop a compassionate relationship with ourselves that will help generate new energy to overcome our obstacles.
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The Child Psychology Hub - Dr Ella Woods
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Mental health assessment ¬¬ ADHD assessment ¬¬ Consultation ¬¬ Therapy waitlist currently closed ¬¬ private social work services. Are you worried about your child’s emotional wellbeing? Have they had some changes in their mood or behaviour that worries you? Or maybe stress and anxiety is getting in the way of them achieving their potential or enjoying their life? You might be doubting yourself as a parent or feel exhausted trying to find the right support. At The Child Psychology Hub we offer specialist clinical psychology assessment and therapy to children and their families. www.thechildpsychologyhub.co.uk
Mental health assessment ¬¬ ADHD assessment ¬¬ Consultation ¬¬ Therapy waitlist currently closed ¬¬ private social work services. Are you worried about your child’s emotional wellbeing? Have they had some changes in their mood or behaviour that worries you? Or maybe stress and anxiety is getting in the way of them achieving their potential or enjoying their life? You might be doubting yourself as a parent or feel exhausted trying to find the right support. At The Child Psychology Hub we offer specialist clinical psychology assessment and therapy to children and their families. www.thechildpsychologyhub.co.uk
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Nicola Moore
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duffield DE56
Hello, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step and seek counselling and it is imperative you choose the right therapist for you. You may have an idea around what you want to talk about, or you might just know you want things to be different, and are unsure how to change this. Counselling can help you work out the direction you want to go, and how to start heading there.
Hello, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step and seek counselling and it is imperative you choose the right therapist for you. You may have an idea around what you want to talk about, or you might just know you want things to be different, and are unsure how to change this. Counselling can help you work out the direction you want to go, and how to start heading there.
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Photo of Kristina Gumbryte, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Kristina Gumbryte
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
I strongly believe that the client knows themselves best, therefore I listen not to diagnose, but to understand you and how you came to be. I appreciate everyone wants to be happy, but the idea of happiness will look different to everyone - to some, it may be having better relationships with their loved ones, to others, it may be excelling at their career, and others may want to have a better relationship with themselves. Together, we can work through the barriers like anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or anything else. Whatever it is that your happiness looks like, I want to help you get there.
I strongly believe that the client knows themselves best, therefore I listen not to diagnose, but to understand you and how you came to be. I appreciate everyone wants to be happy, but the idea of happiness will look different to everyone - to some, it may be having better relationships with their loved ones, to others, it may be excelling at their career, and others may want to have a better relationship with themselves. Together, we can work through the barriers like anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or anything else. Whatever it is that your happiness looks like, I want to help you get there.
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Photo of Josie Nicholson, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Josie Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Currently 18 Years in Practice. Being human is mostly hard and life can be cruel. We see it time and time again. Bad things happen to good people, and we suffer. Each and every one of us at some point in our lives, finds ourselves lost and stuck. We can get depressed, anxious, angry, defensive and frightened. We can often avoid the things that bring us pain and as time goes on that list gets longer and longer and our life can feel smaller and smaller. Reaching out for help can be the hardest first step, but it's also the bravest and will prove to be one of the best decisions you will make for yourself.
Currently 18 Years in Practice. Being human is mostly hard and life can be cruel. We see it time and time again. Bad things happen to good people, and we suffer. Each and every one of us at some point in our lives, finds ourselves lost and stuck. We can get depressed, anxious, angry, defensive and frightened. We can often avoid the things that bring us pain and as time goes on that list gets longer and longer and our life can feel smaller and smaller. Reaching out for help can be the hardest first step, but it's also the bravest and will prove to be one of the best decisions you will make for yourself.
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Photo of Rich Goodson, Counsellor in Duffield, England
Rich Goodson
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Sometimes we need to talk. Or unload. Or work out what needs to change. Sometimes we need to do this with someone who's NOT family or a friend or colleague - someone who can listen deeply and confidentially, with fresh ears - with no bias or judgement. Someone who's steady, accepting and unshockable. What does counselling with me look like? Well, there's no one-size-fits-all. I will tailor it to your needs, session by session. You may have clear objectives, or none at all. It's all ok. We can work it out. I'll certainly want to get to know YOU as a human being, not just the 'issue' you're bringing.
Sometimes we need to talk. Or unload. Or work out what needs to change. Sometimes we need to do this with someone who's NOT family or a friend or colleague - someone who can listen deeply and confidentially, with fresh ears - with no bias or judgement. Someone who's steady, accepting and unshockable. What does counselling with me look like? Well, there's no one-size-fits-all. I will tailor it to your needs, session by session. You may have clear objectives, or none at all. It's all ok. We can work it out. I'll certainly want to get to know YOU as a human being, not just the 'issue' you're bringing.
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Photo of Percuro Psychology, Psychologist in Duffield, England
Percuro Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Are you a parent struggling to know what to do for the best to support your child? Perhaps you are finding it hard to understand and manage their behaviour? Are they becoming anxious and worried and nothing seems to be helping? Is your teen feeling stressed out or low in mood? Are you an adult that has had a scary or difficult experience and you are feeling anxious and on edge? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed with painful feelings? Are you experiencing thoughts that are distressing? Do you feel somehow stuck and in a rut and struggling to work out how to move forwards?
Are you a parent struggling to know what to do for the best to support your child? Perhaps you are finding it hard to understand and manage their behaviour? Are they becoming anxious and worried and nothing seems to be helping? Is your teen feeling stressed out or low in mood? Are you an adult that has had a scary or difficult experience and you are feeling anxious and on edge? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed with painful feelings? Are you experiencing thoughts that are distressing? Do you feel somehow stuck and in a rut and struggling to work out how to move forwards?
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Photo of Paul Gould, Counsellor in Duffield, England
Paul Gould
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duffield DE56
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
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Photo of Jo Burch Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Jo Burch Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Hello and welcome, I'm Jo. You may have come here because you're struggling to cope with life's challenges. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, lost or alone and you're finding it hard to deal with the difficult feelings. Many situations can bring us to a point where everything feels too much - for example, emotional and/or physical ill health, work stress, relationship difficulties, break-ups, bereavement, trauma and unresolved childhood issues. I offer psychotherapy and Havening Techniques to help you to explore what you need to resolve your difficulties and gain balance in your life and in your relationships.
Hello and welcome, I'm Jo. You may have come here because you're struggling to cope with life's challenges. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, lost or alone and you're finding it hard to deal with the difficult feelings. Many situations can bring us to a point where everything feels too much - for example, emotional and/or physical ill health, work stress, relationship difficulties, break-ups, bereavement, trauma and unresolved childhood issues. I offer psychotherapy and Havening Techniques to help you to explore what you need to resolve your difficulties and gain balance in your life and in your relationships.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Dandelions Bereavement Support
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
At Dandelions we know what it is like when your whole world is turned upside down by the loss of a loved one. Grief taints every aspect of your life, even parts of it that didn't involve the person that has died, and the intense variety of emotions can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself wondering where to begin in putting your life back together, perhaps you're not sure you want to. At Dandelions we are here to care, listen and be with you through your grief process; to help you work out who you now are in light of the loss and to gain the confidence to deal with life as it now is.
At Dandelions we know what it is like when your whole world is turned upside down by the loss of a loved one. Grief taints every aspect of your life, even parts of it that didn't involve the person that has died, and the intense variety of emotions can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself wondering where to begin in putting your life back together, perhaps you're not sure you want to. At Dandelions we are here to care, listen and be with you through your grief process; to help you work out who you now are in light of the loss and to gain the confidence to deal with life as it now is.
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Photo of Sarah Hinds, Counsellor in Duffield, England
Sarah Hinds
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
I work with people who are needing support to navigate the challenges of life. This might mean supporting you towards a greater self-understanding or finding more meaning and purpose in life. You may want to feel more confident, calmer or creative, explore your identity or find ways of processing difficult feelings or experiences. I have a conversational approach to therapy which focuses on helping you find a way forward which is meaningful to you. If you prefer a creative approach we can explore feelings and experiences through visualisations, movement, dance, art, story, connecting with nature and 'walk and talk' therapy.
I work with people who are needing support to navigate the challenges of life. This might mean supporting you towards a greater self-understanding or finding more meaning and purpose in life. You may want to feel more confident, calmer or creative, explore your identity or find ways of processing difficult feelings or experiences. I have a conversational approach to therapy which focuses on helping you find a way forward which is meaningful to you. If you prefer a creative approach we can explore feelings and experiences through visualisations, movement, dance, art, story, connecting with nature and 'walk and talk' therapy.
020 4538 7361 View 020 4538 7361
Photo of Susan Smalley, Counsellor in Duffield, England
Susan Smalley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
Sometimes the daily stresses in life can build to a point where it impacts on your daily life and you feel unable to cope anymore. This maybe affecting your relationship with those closest to you and your enjoyment of life generally. You may be feeling anxious about the little things, experiencing low mood or unable to feel motivated. Maybe you are struggling to process difficult traumas from the past that are affecting your self-confidence and belief in yourself. Perhaps you've been drinking more than you would normally, sleeping less/more, spending more and have realised you need support to make changes in your life.
Sometimes the daily stresses in life can build to a point where it impacts on your daily life and you feel unable to cope anymore. This maybe affecting your relationship with those closest to you and your enjoyment of life generally. You may be feeling anxious about the little things, experiencing low mood or unable to feel motivated. Maybe you are struggling to process difficult traumas from the past that are affecting your self-confidence and belief in yourself. Perhaps you've been drinking more than you would normally, sleeping less/more, spending more and have realised you need support to make changes in your life.
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Photo of Tracey Sheldon, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Tracey Sheldon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
Hello. I am a UKCP qualified and accredited psychotherapist/counsellor and work with both, individuals and couples. My training as an Integrative Psychotherapist draws from a variety of relational psychotherapy approaches and holds the philosophy that change can happen within the therapeutic relationship.
Hello. I am a UKCP qualified and accredited psychotherapist/counsellor and work with both, individuals and couples. My training as an Integrative Psychotherapist draws from a variety of relational psychotherapy approaches and holds the philosophy that change can happen within the therapeutic relationship.
020 4538 3915 View 020 4538 3915
Photo of Abigail Graves, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Abigail Graves
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
I work with individuals who are experiencing a sense of being stuck in their life. They may be facing painful emotions, negative thought patterns, or behaviours that are causing difficulties in their lives. They may want to make sense of their difficulties by exploring them in the context of their whole life, thinking back to their early experiences, and how that has shaped the person they have become. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, relational difficulties, spiritual and religious trauma and more.
I work with individuals who are experiencing a sense of being stuck in their life. They may be facing painful emotions, negative thought patterns, or behaviours that are causing difficulties in their lives. They may want to make sense of their difficulties by exploring them in the context of their whole life, thinking back to their early experiences, and how that has shaped the person they have become. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, relational difficulties, spiritual and religious trauma and more.
020 3870 2605 View 020 3870 2605
Photo of Deborah Elizabeth Short, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Deborah Elizabeth Short
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belper DE56
I believe that people are endlessly creative... Despite damaging childhoods, difficult life experiences, the most painful losses and challenges we face living in an increasingly complex world, we are all capable of turning our lives around for the better. With courage and the right kind of help, our natural inborn capacity for growth is brought to light. The process of making life better is just as worthwhile as the outcome. Somehow the whole process of confronting and solving the apparently insurmountable problems that bring us to therapy can also bring renewed meaning and poignancy into our lives.
I believe that people are endlessly creative... Despite damaging childhoods, difficult life experiences, the most painful losses and challenges we face living in an increasingly complex world, we are all capable of turning our lives around for the better. With courage and the right kind of help, our natural inborn capacity for growth is brought to light. The process of making life better is just as worthwhile as the outcome. Somehow the whole process of confronting and solving the apparently insurmountable problems that bring us to therapy can also bring renewed meaning and poignancy into our lives.
01773 302042 View 01773 302042
Photo of Simon Lowe, Counsellor in Duffield, England
Simon Lowe
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
Hi I’m Simon, I support others through the challenges and difficulties that life can bring. I understand the thought of starting therapy can feel uncomfortable, having experienced this myself, I have trodden the path of personal therapy too. I wish to make the counselling experience as inviting, safe and comfortable as I can for you. I offer a confidential space for you to explore personal challenges, a space where you will be valued, not judged, and listened to, creating a foundation for growth and change.
Hi I’m Simon, I support others through the challenges and difficulties that life can bring. I understand the thought of starting therapy can feel uncomfortable, having experienced this myself, I have trodden the path of personal therapy too. I wish to make the counselling experience as inviting, safe and comfortable as I can for you. I offer a confidential space for you to explore personal challenges, a space where you will be valued, not judged, and listened to, creating a foundation for growth and change.
020 8138 8635 View 020 8138 8635
Photo of Nichola Smithurst, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Nichola Smithurst
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
Hello, my name is Nichola. I am a CBT and Couple Therapist based in Derbyshire, UK. I offer face to face and remote appointments. I aim to work alongside clients to help better understand their difficulties. CBT can help shine a light on how we can find ourselves in a vicious cycle. CBT will focus on breaking these cycles to build on a positive cycle. I have had the privilege of supporting young people, adults and couples over the last 20 years with a range of difficulties to include addictions, depression, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, health anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, low self esteem, work related stress and menopause.
Hello, my name is Nichola. I am a CBT and Couple Therapist based in Derbyshire, UK. I offer face to face and remote appointments. I aim to work alongside clients to help better understand their difficulties. CBT can help shine a light on how we can find ourselves in a vicious cycle. CBT will focus on breaking these cycles to build on a positive cycle. I have had the privilege of supporting young people, adults and couples over the last 20 years with a range of difficulties to include addictions, depression, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, health anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, low self esteem, work related stress and menopause.
020 3479 4122 View 020 3479 4122
Photo of Tracey Adams, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
Tracey Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
Hi I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working in the Derby area. I have over 30 years experience working within Forensic and Mental Health Services both within the public and voluntary sector including Civil Service and the NHS. I hold an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy however I have extensive CPD training, which I integrate within my practice including Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Group Analysis and in more recent years with the expansion in neuroscience research I have trained in Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM).
Hi I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working in the Derby area. I have over 30 years experience working within Forensic and Mental Health Services both within the public and voluntary sector including Civil Service and the NHS. I hold an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy however I have extensive CPD training, which I integrate within my practice including Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Group Analysis and in more recent years with the expansion in neuroscience research I have trained in Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM).
07889 510099 View 07889 510099
Photo of James Palfreyman, Psychotherapist in Duffield, England
James Palfreyman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
Do you ever feel like a spectator in your own life? Maybe you feel stuck in a pattern of behaviour and don't know how to change it? Do you feel less deserving of the life you desire than everybody else? If this sounds like you and you are ready to explore it further, then get in touch. I have a keen interest in identity, how we see ourselves, and how we see ourselves in relation to others. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work through your issues or concerns at your own pace, focussing on your own personal goals. This is your time!
Do you ever feel like a spectator in your own life? Maybe you feel stuck in a pattern of behaviour and don't know how to change it? Do you feel less deserving of the life you desire than everybody else? If this sounds like you and you are ready to explore it further, then get in touch. I have a keen interest in identity, how we see ourselves, and how we see ourselves in relation to others. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work through your issues or concerns at your own pace, focussing on your own personal goals. This is your time!
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Duffield

10+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in Duffield who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
90% Relationship Issues
90% Bereavement
90% Coping Skills
90% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Duffield see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Duffield?

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.