Counselling in Escrick

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Andy Dunn
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Escrick YO19
Hello, and welcome to my page in this directory. I am a highly qualified and experienced clinical psychologist located near the centre of York. Prior to working full time in private practice I worked as a clinical psychologist in NHS mental health services for 14years. I offer individual therapy to adults (across the age range) with a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, depression, low mood, trauma, emotional neglect, stress, grief, self-esteem and relationship problems. Please see my website for more details of how I work.
Hello, and welcome to my page in this directory. I am a highly qualified and experienced clinical psychologist located near the centre of York. Prior to working full time in private practice I worked as a clinical psychologist in NHS mental health services for 14years. I offer individual therapy to adults (across the age range) with a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, depression, low mood, trauma, emotional neglect, stress, grief, self-esteem and relationship problems. Please see my website for more details of how I work.
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Jemma Austin
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Escrick YO19
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner and Interpersonal Psychotherapist for Depression (IPT). I work with an individual to help them gain a better understanding of themselves, their difficulties and strategies improve how they feel.
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner and Interpersonal Psychotherapist for Depression (IPT). I work with an individual to help them gain a better understanding of themselves, their difficulties and strategies improve how they feel.
01904 929336 View 01904 929336

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Lighthouse Therapy Hub
Counsellor, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
I am a qualified Play therapist, with a passion for supporting children and young people to become the best version of themselves. I am based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and I travel to schools within and around the local area approximately 1hour from Leeds. Play is a child’s natural way of experimenting and is an integral part of childhood development across physical and cognitive domains. Within a session children can express what they are struggling to verbalise . www.lhplaytherapy.co.uk Play supports children and they can discover and practise different ways of understanding and coping with difficult feelings, leading to healthier
I am a qualified Play therapist, with a passion for supporting children and young people to become the best version of themselves. I am based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and I travel to schools within and around the local area approximately 1hour from Leeds. Play is a child’s natural way of experimenting and is an integral part of childhood development across physical and cognitive domains. Within a session children can express what they are struggling to verbalise . www.lhplaytherapy.co.uk Play supports children and they can discover and practise different ways of understanding and coping with difficult feelings, leading to healthier
0113 519 0195 View 0113 519 0195
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Alina Dragomir
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO10  (Online Only)
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
01307 498258 View 01307 498258
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Sharon Simpson
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO24
I am a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and have 23 years experience of working in mental health both within the NHS and tertiary services. I previously trained as a mental health social worker and have extensive experience of working with adults and families who have experienced severe mental health difficulties. Since qualifying as a Psychotherapist, I have specialised in working with people who have personality disorders. I have extensive experience of working with trauma, including complex trauma and PTSD. I have completed a training in group therapy and hold a qualification as a Group Work Practitioner.
I am a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and have 23 years experience of working in mental health both within the NHS and tertiary services. I previously trained as a mental health social worker and have extensive experience of working with adults and families who have experienced severe mental health difficulties. Since qualifying as a Psychotherapist, I have specialised in working with people who have personality disorders. I have extensive experience of working with trauma, including complex trauma and PTSD. I have completed a training in group therapy and hold a qualification as a Group Work Practitioner.
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Victoria Adam (Trauma Specialist)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO19  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people not only to feel better after a therapy session, but also to have insights, techniques, and support to feel better in the long term. I will work with you to understand how your psychological issues developed, what is maintaining them and how you can overcome them, in a safe and supportive way. After each session I will send you an email with key learning, helpful reflections and insights you gained and resources to build on our session across the week. I run my private practice alongside my role in a busy NHS trust where I have delivered psychological therapy and supervision for the past 12 years
I am passionate about helping people not only to feel better after a therapy session, but also to have insights, techniques, and support to feel better in the long term. I will work with you to understand how your psychological issues developed, what is maintaining them and how you can overcome them, in a safe and supportive way. After each session I will send you an email with key learning, helpful reflections and insights you gained and resources to build on our session across the week. I run my private practice alongside my role in a busy NHS trust where I have delivered psychological therapy and supervision for the past 12 years
01757 606900 View 01757 606900
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Adele Parker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO1
My name is Adele & I've been working as Clinical Psychologist for over 16 years. I am trained to treat a range of psychological difficulties using a diverse set of therapeutic techniques. I work across the age range from young children to adults, working with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I also manage a wider team and I'm the managing director of Northern Clinical Psychology Services (please see my website www.ncps-uk.com for more details). My ultimate goal is to offer a 'gold' standard service & in doing so help to reduce psychological distress whilst enhancing & promoting well-being & quality of life.
My name is Adele & I've been working as Clinical Psychologist for over 16 years. I am trained to treat a range of psychological difficulties using a diverse set of therapeutic techniques. I work across the age range from young children to adults, working with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I also manage a wider team and I'm the managing director of Northern Clinical Psychology Services (please see my website www.ncps-uk.com for more details). My ultimate goal is to offer a 'gold' standard service & in doing so help to reduce psychological distress whilst enhancing & promoting well-being & quality of life.
01937 229449 View 01937 229449
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Monika Allen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO1
If you want to change your situation on the outside, it’s good to start by looking at what you can change on the inside. Perhaps you have serious difficulties finding peace and joy in your life. Your sense of well-being, physically and mentally, may be reduced or destroyed. You might find yourself sliding into unhealthy or even self-destructive behaviours. Your persistent self-doubt leads to anxiety and depression, causing relationship problems and anger issues. You have a feeling that you do not quite know who you are.  Or perhaps you just know “something is not quite right in my life” but you can’t pinpoint what it is.
If you want to change your situation on the outside, it’s good to start by looking at what you can change on the inside. Perhaps you have serious difficulties finding peace and joy in your life. Your sense of well-being, physically and mentally, may be reduced or destroyed. You might find yourself sliding into unhealthy or even self-destructive behaviours. Your persistent self-doubt leads to anxiety and depression, causing relationship problems and anger issues. You have a feeling that you do not quite know who you are.  Or perhaps you just know “something is not quite right in my life” but you can’t pinpoint what it is.
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Sarah Rayner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO31
The counselling I provide offers you the time and space that so many of us need but often lack, especially when life becomes hard or you feel less able to cope as you once did. You may be struggling with depression, low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, a relationship breakdown, bereavement, or perhaps there is no label that can best describe where you are at right now. Whatever the case and wherever you are at, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for you to begin your counselling journey.
The counselling I provide offers you the time and space that so many of us need but often lack, especially when life becomes hard or you feel less able to cope as you once did. You may be struggling with depression, low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, a relationship breakdown, bereavement, or perhaps there is no label that can best describe where you are at right now. Whatever the case and wherever you are at, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for you to begin your counselling journey.
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Ruth Netherwood MBACP
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
My work covers anxiety, trauma, ADHD, ASD, communication, assertiveness and relationships. You will receive a non- judgemental, confidential, collaborative safe space. Every person and experience throughout your life will affect you. How you process, respond and react will be normal for you, but may no longer be working or helpful. Distressing thoughts, relationships, emotions and sensations may linger or may lay hidden away. Our work together will clear the way for reflection, understanding and change, for a happier, healthier you.
My work covers anxiety, trauma, ADHD, ASD, communication, assertiveness and relationships. You will receive a non- judgemental, confidential, collaborative safe space. Every person and experience throughout your life will affect you. How you process, respond and react will be normal for you, but may no longer be working or helpful. Distressing thoughts, relationships, emotions and sensations may linger or may lay hidden away. Our work together will clear the way for reflection, understanding and change, for a happier, healthier you.
01422 411626 View 01422 411626
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Yorkshire Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO24
I appreciate that it can feel difficult in asking for help and to put trust in someone you have never met, especially with often upsetting and difficult issues. It can feel like we may have somehow failed or its a last resort in trying to resolve difficulties. I have helped many people like yourself, who also felt unsure initially on what to expect and feelings of trepidation or embarrassment in asking for help. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is all important to be effective in addressing the issues and helping you to make the changes that you want and to get things back on track.
I appreciate that it can feel difficult in asking for help and to put trust in someone you have never met, especially with often upsetting and difficult issues. It can feel like we may have somehow failed or its a last resort in trying to resolve difficulties. I have helped many people like yourself, who also felt unsure initially on what to expect and feelings of trepidation or embarrassment in asking for help. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is all important to be effective in addressing the issues and helping you to make the changes that you want and to get things back on track.
01904 917502 View 01904 917502
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Abigail Leah Bonnett
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Tadcaster LS24  (Online Only)
Depression, fear, anxiety and other mental health issues are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I also specialise in gender identity Exploring your gender identity can be a very difficult time. There are many obstacles to overcome, and it’s only normal that you may experience emotions that you cannot make sense of. You may experience different feelings, such as feeling confused and alone, depressed and anxious, angry and frustrated or even fearful and scared. Some clients may just want to engage in transgender and non binary counselling in a safe space.
Depression, fear, anxiety and other mental health issues are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I also specialise in gender identity Exploring your gender identity can be a very difficult time. There are many obstacles to overcome, and it’s only normal that you may experience emotions that you cannot make sense of. You may experience different feelings, such as feeling confused and alone, depressed and anxious, angry and frustrated or even fearful and scared. Some clients may just want to engage in transgender and non binary counselling in a safe space.
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Ruth Tarr
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO30  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Ruth, a Psychotherapist, working with clients aged 8 and up, especially families, and I'd like to help you. Are you struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed or uncertain about your life? Do you have a child or young person experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, or having emotional moodswings that may be negatively impacting on family life? Perhaps you feel like you don't know how best to support them? Would you like to feel (or like your child to feel) more resilient, calm and balanced? Would you like help getting comfortable with your uncomfortable feelings?
Hi! I'm Ruth, a Psychotherapist, working with clients aged 8 and up, especially families, and I'd like to help you. Are you struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed or uncertain about your life? Do you have a child or young person experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, or having emotional moodswings that may be negatively impacting on family life? Perhaps you feel like you don't know how best to support them? Would you like to feel (or like your child to feel) more resilient, calm and balanced? Would you like help getting comfortable with your uncomfortable feelings?
01347 668074 View 01347 668074
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Hayley Ball
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO23
Searching for a therapist can feel daunting, I can remember when I had to do it for myself. I have worked with a diverse range of clients, all of whom have many different reasons for seeking therapy. Whatever your reason for finding yourself here, I can offer you a space to feel not only listened to but truly heard without judgement.
Searching for a therapist can feel daunting, I can remember when I had to do it for myself. I have worked with a diverse range of clients, all of whom have many different reasons for seeking therapy. Whatever your reason for finding yourself here, I can offer you a space to feel not only listened to but truly heard without judgement.
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Sarah Marzillier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO30  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
01904 929110 View 01904 929110
Photo of Diane Elizabeth Blake, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Diane Elizabeth Blake
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO10
Therapy can helpful for many challenges in life: feeling low in mood, anxious, lacking in confidence, 'burnt out', struggling with relationships, loss of all kinds. Or simply wondering what your life is all about and wanting to explore. I believe that with understanding, support and sensitive challenge people are able to make changes in their lives and relationships. My approach would be tailored to your needs as an individual, placing trust in the healing power of a caring therapeutic relationship. I am an experienced Psychotherapist integrating specific modalities to create a nurturing space for exploration and change.
Therapy can helpful for many challenges in life: feeling low in mood, anxious, lacking in confidence, 'burnt out', struggling with relationships, loss of all kinds. Or simply wondering what your life is all about and wanting to explore. I believe that with understanding, support and sensitive challenge people are able to make changes in their lives and relationships. My approach would be tailored to your needs as an individual, placing trust in the healing power of a caring therapeutic relationship. I am an experienced Psychotherapist integrating specific modalities to create a nurturing space for exploration and change.
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Dan Seamark
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO10
Do you find that there's too much going on in your head to think straight? losing sleep and not feeling like yourself? Perhaps you're struggling with something current, perhaps the past is holding on? Maybe you're not even sure what the problem is? I aim to offer you a safe and independent space with a trusting relationship where we can explore what you're going through without judegement or expectation. My philosophy is to support others in supporting themselves and I find what helps people is a warm, empathic and neutral space with a person you feel confident sharing the parts of your life that feel vulnerable, safely.
Do you find that there's too much going on in your head to think straight? losing sleep and not feeling like yourself? Perhaps you're struggling with something current, perhaps the past is holding on? Maybe you're not even sure what the problem is? I aim to offer you a safe and independent space with a trusting relationship where we can explore what you're going through without judegement or expectation. My philosophy is to support others in supporting themselves and I find what helps people is a warm, empathic and neutral space with a person you feel confident sharing the parts of your life that feel vulnerable, safely.
01889 227303 View 01889 227303
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Tracey Louise Ward
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBABCP
Verified Verified
York YO1  (Online Only)
My name is Tracey and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. My work in mental health began in 2003 when I volunteered for a helpline for children. Since then I have either been in education or working in mental health. I specialize in working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both CBT and EMDR are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties
My name is Tracey and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. My work in mental health began in 2003 when I volunteered for a helpline for children. Since then I have either been in education or working in mental health. I specialize in working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both CBT and EMDR are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties
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Stella Richardson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO26  (Online Only)
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
01347 668134 View 01347 668134
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Dr Richard Jenkinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO10
Are you tired of putting on a brave face when inside you wish the world would just swallow you up at times? Perhaps you struggle to feel good about yourself, your body or your life and carry the burden of shame, regret or frustration about this. Maybe you dwell on the past, worry about the future or over-analyse everything you do harshly and critically. Do things all seem a bit grey sometimes? You might be in your head a lot & perhaps you've learnt ways to protect yourself or cope (that may be having unintended consequences). You may understandably long for life to feel pleasurable, hopeful and meaningful again.
Are you tired of putting on a brave face when inside you wish the world would just swallow you up at times? Perhaps you struggle to feel good about yourself, your body or your life and carry the burden of shame, regret or frustration about this. Maybe you dwell on the past, worry about the future or over-analyse everything you do harshly and critically. Do things all seem a bit grey sometimes? You might be in your head a lot & perhaps you've learnt ways to protect yourself or cope (that may be having unintended consequences). You may understandably long for life to feel pleasurable, hopeful and meaningful again.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Escrick

< 10

Counsellors in Escrick who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Bereavement
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% WPA

How Counsellors in Escrick see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Escrick?

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.