Counselling in Eastbourne

Photo of Emily Mia Hughes-Smith Bsc Dip.Sup, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Emily Mia Hughes-Smith Bsc Dip.Sup
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
Hi, I am a person-centred experiential counsellor, supervisor and counselling tutor based in Eastbourne. I offer a safe, confidential and gentle space for you to explore potentially difficult, tender and traumatic aspects of life. I believe in the relationship between myself and my clients and that by offering specific conditions through counselling we can work towards positive and long lasting change. I believe in our human potential for change and encourage gentle and compassionate challenge to support people in becoming more comfortable in their experience.
Hi, I am a person-centred experiential counsellor, supervisor and counselling tutor based in Eastbourne. I offer a safe, confidential and gentle space for you to explore potentially difficult, tender and traumatic aspects of life. I believe in the relationship between myself and my clients and that by offering specific conditions through counselling we can work towards positive and long lasting change. I believe in our human potential for change and encourage gentle and compassionate challenge to support people in becoming more comfortable in their experience.
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Caroline Bell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
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Downs Counselling Services
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
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Photo of Kate Victoria McCabe, Psychotherapist in Eastbourne, England
Kate Victoria McCabe
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
A warm welcome to my profile page. I have over twenty years experience working in mental health, and I'm here to offer compassionate, non judgemental support, be that with managing the stresses of everyday life, making personal changes or navigating your way through a crisis. People are individuals, and I'm commited to the idea that the support they receive should reflect this and come from a place of positive personal empowerment. I truly believe that difficult times and challenges offer an opportunity for personal growth and development, but also that you don't just have to 'survive' them ,you can come out thriving.
A warm welcome to my profile page. I have over twenty years experience working in mental health, and I'm here to offer compassionate, non judgemental support, be that with managing the stresses of everyday life, making personal changes or navigating your way through a crisis. People are individuals, and I'm commited to the idea that the support they receive should reflect this and come from a place of positive personal empowerment. I truly believe that difficult times and challenges offer an opportunity for personal growth and development, but also that you don't just have to 'survive' them ,you can come out thriving.
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Photo of Dr Alan Hebben-Wadey, Psychologist in Eastbourne, England
Dr Alan Hebben-Wadey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN20
It is only human to suffer and feel pain. Too often we bear the burden of difficult past experiences, uncertainty about the future or disconnection from the here and now. These experiences can leave us feeling isolated and alienated. But we do not need to be alone in our distress. At theses time we need a helping hand to make sense of and overcome a painful past or a troubling present and look toward a more hopeful and meaningful future. At my comfortable clinic in Eastbourne I offer a warm, empathic and confidential service for adults experiencing a broad range of difficulties using a breadth of proven, evidence-based approaches.
It is only human to suffer and feel pain. Too often we bear the burden of difficult past experiences, uncertainty about the future or disconnection from the here and now. These experiences can leave us feeling isolated and alienated. But we do not need to be alone in our distress. At theses time we need a helping hand to make sense of and overcome a painful past or a troubling present and look toward a more hopeful and meaningful future. At my comfortable clinic in Eastbourne I offer a warm, empathic and confidential service for adults experiencing a broad range of difficulties using a breadth of proven, evidence-based approaches.
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Photo of Yvonne Knowelden-Garratt, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Yvonne Knowelden-Garratt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN20
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
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Photo of Patrick McCurry, Psychotherapist in Eastbourne, England
Patrick McCurry
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
You are probably struggling with something in your life which you have been unable to resolve yourself. This may be a relationship or sexual problem, anger issues, family problems, anxiety/depression or maybe just a feeling that something is missing in your life. You may have found that you haven't been able to come up with a solution and that talking to family or friends feels like you're burdening them or it is hard to get an objective perspective. Instead of feeling like you're going round in circles and repeating the same mistakes, you'd like to feel more free and empowered.
You are probably struggling with something in your life which you have been unable to resolve yourself. This may be a relationship or sexual problem, anger issues, family problems, anxiety/depression or maybe just a feeling that something is missing in your life. You may have found that you haven't been able to come up with a solution and that talking to family or friends feels like you're burdening them or it is hard to get an objective perspective. Instead of feeling like you're going round in circles and repeating the same mistakes, you'd like to feel more free and empowered.
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Photo of Carol Andrews, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Carol Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN20
Hi a warm welcome! Life can be really trying at times, when we don't know where to go or what to do, but you are not alone. You have just taken the bravest first step, to help you find the support and tools needed to help and empower you on the journey towards healing. I am able to support adults, children and young people experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief or loss, abuse, relationship issues, trauma, low self-esteem and confidence and OCD. Whatever has brought you to counselling, we will travel together, at your pace, working to achieve the goals you set.
Hi a warm welcome! Life can be really trying at times, when we don't know where to go or what to do, but you are not alone. You have just taken the bravest first step, to help you find the support and tools needed to help and empower you on the journey towards healing. I am able to support adults, children and young people experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief or loss, abuse, relationship issues, trauma, low self-esteem and confidence and OCD. Whatever has brought you to counselling, we will travel together, at your pace, working to achieve the goals you set.
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Photo of Rhys Quantrill, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Rhys Quantrill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN23
At this point in your life, you may find yourself wanting to discuss what's been happening for you. Perhaps you sense a disconnection from yourself, and you're seeking a deeper understanding of who you are and your way of being in the world. It could be that the weight of past experiences feels burdensome, or you're grappling with anxiety and overwhelmed about the future. The reasons for seeking counselling are as diverse and unique as we all are, and the outcomes we hope to achieve through the counselling process can vary greatly. Whether your reasons are clear or still taking shape, that's absolutely okay. You are welcome here.
At this point in your life, you may find yourself wanting to discuss what's been happening for you. Perhaps you sense a disconnection from yourself, and you're seeking a deeper understanding of who you are and your way of being in the world. It could be that the weight of past experiences feels burdensome, or you're grappling with anxiety and overwhelmed about the future. The reasons for seeking counselling are as diverse and unique as we all are, and the outcomes we hope to achieve through the counselling process can vary greatly. Whether your reasons are clear or still taking shape, that's absolutely okay. You are welcome here.
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Photo of Susan Harriet Chiswell Jones, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Susan Harriet Chiswell Jones
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN20
I offer a safe, holding space for you to explore your issues, needs and goals and this may be short or long term therapy, both very effective in their own way and it is up to you to decide. Through the process of exploration I aim to help you become more aware of yourself and others, thus making empowering choices in your life, bringing about positive change and enhancing self esteem. I value the healing effect of the therapeutic relationship and how this can deeply facilitate transformation in both our inner and outer lives.
I offer a safe, holding space for you to explore your issues, needs and goals and this may be short or long term therapy, both very effective in their own way and it is up to you to decide. Through the process of exploration I aim to help you become more aware of yourself and others, thus making empowering choices in your life, bringing about positive change and enhancing self esteem. I value the healing effect of the therapeutic relationship and how this can deeply facilitate transformation in both our inner and outer lives.
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Photo of Steve Neesam, Psychotherapist in Eastbourne, England
Steve Neesam
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN26
We all experience times in our lives which feel overwhelming. It may be the constant dread that comes with anxiety, the inability to feel and pleasure in life because of depression you feel in the grip of a controlling behaviour. Whatever is dominating your life and draining it of pleasure, you can change things. I am an experienced and fully qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist I can help free you from this pain.
We all experience times in our lives which feel overwhelming. It may be the constant dread that comes with anxiety, the inability to feel and pleasure in life because of depression you feel in the grip of a controlling behaviour. Whatever is dominating your life and draining it of pleasure, you can change things. I am an experienced and fully qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist I can help free you from this pain.
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Photo of Martin Barry Ollington, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Martin Barry Ollington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
Welcome to my counselling and psychotherapy private practice. I work in 2 practices - Wallington and Eastbourne surrey. Online, around the UK and internationally. www.zoomcounsellor.com www.integrativecounsellor.com
Welcome to my counselling and psychotherapy private practice. I work in 2 practices - Wallington and Eastbourne surrey. Online, around the UK and internationally. www.zoomcounsellor.com www.integrativecounsellor.com
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Photo of Katia Demetriou, Psychotherapist in Eastbourne, England
Katia Demetriou
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
We can sometimes find it difficult to connect with those closest to us or even with ourselves. Traumatic events, change, loss and ongoing stress can lead us to feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, irritated, confused or low and lacking in motivation. If this resonates with you, I provide a confidential space for you to express, reflect and process your experience, without judgement. I offer a collaborative approach, working with calm compassion and gentle curiosity. By supporting you to enhance self awareness and develop self acceptance, you can move towards more satisfying, life-affirming, choices and connections.
We can sometimes find it difficult to connect with those closest to us or even with ourselves. Traumatic events, change, loss and ongoing stress can lead us to feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, irritated, confused or low and lacking in motivation. If this resonates with you, I provide a confidential space for you to express, reflect and process your experience, without judgement. I offer a collaborative approach, working with calm compassion and gentle curiosity. By supporting you to enhance self awareness and develop self acceptance, you can move towards more satisfying, life-affirming, choices and connections.
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Photo of Lucy S Adamson, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Lucy S Adamson
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN23  (Online Only)
I have experience in dealing with young people as well as being grounded in working with older adults and their issues. Young adult suffering from low mood or anxiety, adolescents struggling with school based issues, eating disorders, social anxieties and traumas of family life are suited to my practice. It can be difficult reaching out for help but if you can connect correctly with another individual it can help build confidence and rebuild your life. Many people struggle with unresolved pain or illness. I offer techniques to cope with these issues. Often psychological barriers prevent our healing successfully.
I have experience in dealing with young people as well as being grounded in working with older adults and their issues. Young adult suffering from low mood or anxiety, adolescents struggling with school based issues, eating disorders, social anxieties and traumas of family life are suited to my practice. It can be difficult reaching out for help but if you can connect correctly with another individual it can help build confidence and rebuild your life. Many people struggle with unresolved pain or illness. I offer techniques to cope with these issues. Often psychological barriers prevent our healing successfully.
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Photo of Alison Allart, Psychotherapist in Eastbourne, England
Alison Allart
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
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Photo of Michaela Sheppard, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Michaela Sheppard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
I am an experienced integrative therapist currently working in Harley Street, Eastbourne, Hastings and Brighton. My practice is open to adults, adolescents and children. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, yearning for a better relationship, or seeking more fulfillment in life, therapy can offer relief and hope. I have a passion for working with children and teenagers, relationship and attachment issues. My goal is to assist those who wish to learn a new way of relating whether it involves parenting,couples or individuals. I use a combination of techniques that are tailored to you in your process towards healing.
I am an experienced integrative therapist currently working in Harley Street, Eastbourne, Hastings and Brighton. My practice is open to adults, adolescents and children. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, yearning for a better relationship, or seeking more fulfillment in life, therapy can offer relief and hope. I have a passion for working with children and teenagers, relationship and attachment issues. My goal is to assist those who wish to learn a new way of relating whether it involves parenting,couples or individuals. I use a combination of techniques that are tailored to you in your process towards healing.
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Photo of Loz Varndell, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Loz Varndell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
Hi I’m Loz, my pronouns are they/them. I believe that to create a nurturing space where you feel safe and open to explore the challenges that have brought you to counselling, I need to be the most genuine and empathetic version of myself I can be. Sharing my humanness with you is important to me and this is what guided me to become a Person-Centred counsellor. Our sessions will be led by you, allowing you to work at your own pace, while I take a gentle and holding approach to being alongside you through your journey.
Hi I’m Loz, my pronouns are they/them. I believe that to create a nurturing space where you feel safe and open to explore the challenges that have brought you to counselling, I need to be the most genuine and empathetic version of myself I can be. Sharing my humanness with you is important to me and this is what guided me to become a Person-Centred counsellor. Our sessions will be led by you, allowing you to work at your own pace, while I take a gentle and holding approach to being alongside you through your journey.
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Photo of Mark Potter, Counsellor in Eastbourne, England
Mark Potter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
My Name is Mark. I specialise in helping people overcome and gain recovery from Sex Addiction, and have been doing so since 2009. During this time I have tailored my style of therapy to enable my clients to not only gain as much insight to their own addiction, but also the tools to live a more fulfilling life free of addiction. I still feel sex addiction is a taboo area in today’s society where very few people including general counsellors do not fully understand the severity and impact caused.
My Name is Mark. I specialise in helping people overcome and gain recovery from Sex Addiction, and have been doing so since 2009. During this time I have tailored my style of therapy to enable my clients to not only gain as much insight to their own addiction, but also the tools to live a more fulfilling life free of addiction. I still feel sex addiction is a taboo area in today’s society where very few people including general counsellors do not fully understand the severity and impact caused.
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Photo of Ben French at Eastbourne Child Therapy, Psychotherapist in Eastbourne, England
Ben French at Eastbourne Child Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
Working therapeutically with children and teenagers is different from therapy with adults, it requires specialist skills and knowledge. My graduate training included a Masters and 5 years clinical at the Tavistock and Portman (NHS), a world centre for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. I work as a Senior Psychotherapist in CAMHS (NHS) and privately with 2 to 25 year olds, and have significant clinical experience in evidence based psychotherapy for depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, abuse, tics, phobias, eating disorders, adoption, illness, trauma, ADHD, school and family problems, and body, trans and gender issues.
Working therapeutically with children and teenagers is different from therapy with adults, it requires specialist skills and knowledge. My graduate training included a Masters and 5 years clinical at the Tavistock and Portman (NHS), a world centre for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. I work as a Senior Psychotherapist in CAMHS (NHS) and privately with 2 to 25 year olds, and have significant clinical experience in evidence based psychotherapy for depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, abuse, tics, phobias, eating disorders, adoption, illness, trauma, ADHD, school and family problems, and body, trans and gender issues.
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Photo of Steven Eserin, Psychotherapist in Eastbourne, England
Steven Eserin
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN21
I offer 1-1 counselling and psychotherapy, group and couples therapy, plus supervision and training. From personal development through to complex mental health problems; my approach is integrative but primarily Gestalt therapy. I focus on awareness and contact, exploring choice; Expanding our awareness of ourselves and how we might make healthier choices. You will be supported to explore your experience in the present moment, and experiment with alternatives within the safe space therapy provides. With the emphasis on this moment we challenge perceptions and norms, and support you to push your personal development.
I offer 1-1 counselling and psychotherapy, group and couples therapy, plus supervision and training. From personal development through to complex mental health problems; my approach is integrative but primarily Gestalt therapy. I focus on awareness and contact, exploring choice; Expanding our awareness of ourselves and how we might make healthier choices. You will be supported to explore your experience in the present moment, and experiment with alternatives within the safe space therapy provides. With the emphasis on this moment we challenge perceptions and norms, and support you to push your personal development.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Eastbourne

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Eastbourne who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
76% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% AXA PPP
61% Aviva
52% Bupa

How Counsellors in Eastbourne see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Eastbourne?

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.