Counselling in Ewell

Photo of Frances Jane Nikolov, Counsellor in Ewell, England
Frances Jane Nikolov
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
Are you struggling with difficult feelings, feeling low or fed up of feeling bad about yourself? I am an experienced counsellor working with issues including low self esteem and confidence, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, feeling sad, relationship problems, bereavement and loss, domestic abuse, separation and divorce, redundancy and stress at work. Counselling can give you the time to focus on you, in a warm and empathetic space, without judgement. This time can give much needed clarity and a place to talk honestly and openly, away from our lives. Counselling is an investment in your future well being.
Are you struggling with difficult feelings, feeling low or fed up of feeling bad about yourself? I am an experienced counsellor working with issues including low self esteem and confidence, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, feeling sad, relationship problems, bereavement and loss, domestic abuse, separation and divorce, redundancy and stress at work. Counselling can give you the time to focus on you, in a warm and empathetic space, without judgement. This time can give much needed clarity and a place to talk honestly and openly, away from our lives. Counselling is an investment in your future well being.
01798 305236 View 01798 305236
Photo of Freya Rudigier, Counsellor in Ewell, England
Freya Rudigier
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
Clients often come to see me with presenting issues such as problems in relationships, symptoms of anxiety or experiences of depression. Sometimes people know of relationships, specific events, or thinking patterns that are causing them difficulties, other times they just know they are feeling low and are looking for help. Guided by my clients, I set out to establish individual goals for therapy and hope to tailor the sessions as much as possible to the person. Your sessions, will be what you need them to be, whether that is sitting with grief and silence, understanding the nervous system, or getting expressive with crayons.
Clients often come to see me with presenting issues such as problems in relationships, symptoms of anxiety or experiences of depression. Sometimes people know of relationships, specific events, or thinking patterns that are causing them difficulties, other times they just know they are feeling low and are looking for help. Guided by my clients, I set out to establish individual goals for therapy and hope to tailor the sessions as much as possible to the person. Your sessions, will be what you need them to be, whether that is sitting with grief and silence, understanding the nervous system, or getting expressive with crayons.
07538 105877 View 07538 105877
Photo of Belinda Dimmock, Counsellor in Ewell, England
Belinda Dimmock
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
You may be looking at this website because something has got out of hand, it isn’t quite right, you may be feeling overwhelmed, a bit stressed or anxious and experiencing feelings of being unable to cope. Perhaps your doctor, friend or another health therapist has suggested you consider talking through your dilemma to help seek clarity to see your situation from a different perspective. If this sounds like you then you have come to the right place and I may be able to help you gain understanding of your situation. The symptoms you are experiencing are simply a sign something is wrong. Through collaboration I can help you.
You may be looking at this website because something has got out of hand, it isn’t quite right, you may be feeling overwhelmed, a bit stressed or anxious and experiencing feelings of being unable to cope. Perhaps your doctor, friend or another health therapist has suggested you consider talking through your dilemma to help seek clarity to see your situation from a different perspective. If this sounds like you then you have come to the right place and I may be able to help you gain understanding of your situation. The symptoms you are experiencing are simply a sign something is wrong. Through collaboration I can help you.
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Photo of Temi Peters, Counsellor in Ewell, England
Temi Peters
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
This must be a very important moment in your life's journey, that has brought you here to seek some support. You are probably looking for someone to talk to, who will be able to listen, and understand you too? Maybe you need someone whom you can trust with your story? I am here to try and give you that help. My aim is to create the safe space that you need to explore all your thoughts and feelings; without any fear of judgement. I would love to walk along-side you, as you begin to understand your pain (present and past), and discover new ways of navigating your world, and the different relationships or difficulties in your life.
This must be a very important moment in your life's journey, that has brought you here to seek some support. You are probably looking for someone to talk to, who will be able to listen, and understand you too? Maybe you need someone whom you can trust with your story? I am here to try and give you that help. My aim is to create the safe space that you need to explore all your thoughts and feelings; without any fear of judgement. I would love to walk along-side you, as you begin to understand your pain (present and past), and discover new ways of navigating your world, and the different relationships or difficulties in your life.
020 4538 5810 View 020 4538 5810
Photo of Dr Sharron Jane Smith, Psychologist in Ewell, England
Dr Sharron Jane Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
For over 13 years I have been helping people to make wanted changes in their lives, and to develop deeper understandings of themselves and the way they relate to others. The difficulties I have helped people with are wide-ranging, and include anxiety and depression, relationship and parenting difficulties, low self-esteem, work related difficulties including bullying, OCD, BDD and childhood trauma. I have worked in a number of different contexts including four NHS trusts, a specialist rehab facility for alcohol addiction, and a charitable organisation supporting children affected by domestic violence.
For over 13 years I have been helping people to make wanted changes in their lives, and to develop deeper understandings of themselves and the way they relate to others. The difficulties I have helped people with are wide-ranging, and include anxiety and depression, relationship and parenting difficulties, low self-esteem, work related difficulties including bullying, OCD, BDD and childhood trauma. I have worked in a number of different contexts including four NHS trusts, a specialist rehab facility for alcohol addiction, and a charitable organisation supporting children affected by domestic violence.
01737 301683 View 01737 301683
Photo of Catherine Huckle, Psychologist in Ewell, England
Catherine Huckle
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
New Nature Connection Course running in May 2024 at The Barn KT9! This spring come and join our four session Nature Connection course and maximise the benefits of nature to reduce stress and anxiety, raise mood, support your immune system and improve sleep. For more details see www.epsompsychology.com/nature-workshops. As a Clinical Psychologist I am trained in a range of therapeutic models. My approach is integrative and person-centered; I might use elements from a range of models according to the difficulties that an individual is experiencing at any given time. I specialise in working with adults and see clients aged 18y+.
New Nature Connection Course running in May 2024 at The Barn KT9! This spring come and join our four session Nature Connection course and maximise the benefits of nature to reduce stress and anxiety, raise mood, support your immune system and improve sleep. For more details see www.epsompsychology.com/nature-workshops. As a Clinical Psychologist I am trained in a range of therapeutic models. My approach is integrative and person-centered; I might use elements from a range of models according to the difficulties that an individual is experiencing at any given time. I specialise in working with adults and see clients aged 18y+.
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Photo of Olesya Holmes, Counsellor in Ewell, England
Olesya Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
I am a fully trained and qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with a First-Class BA (Hons) degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling, Middlesex University. I use different therapeutic approaches (psychodynamic, person-centred, Gestalt, CBT) depending on your individual needs. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where I can help you explore your struggles and find ways to improve your emotional well-being. In the last 6 years I have been working with a wide range of clients in a GP surgery. I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework. I am fully insured.
I am a fully trained and qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with a First-Class BA (Hons) degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling, Middlesex University. I use different therapeutic approaches (psychodynamic, person-centred, Gestalt, CBT) depending on your individual needs. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where I can help you explore your struggles and find ways to improve your emotional well-being. In the last 6 years I have been working with a wide range of clients in a GP surgery. I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework. I am fully insured.
07384 379748 View 07384 379748
Photo of Niamh Quinn Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Ewell, England
Niamh Quinn Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
Welcome, I'm Niamh - The Anxiety Therapist! I’m here to support you with any anxiety related issues. Panic, anxiety, worry, intrusive thoughts and phobias can seriously impact your quality of life. They can cause uncomfortable physical symptoms, racing thoughts, stop you doing things you enjoy and impact your sleep. If anxious thoughts and feelings are affecting your mental well-being, confidence, relationships, career or social life and you want support, it can help to speak to a professional. I offer online and in person, private 1-1 therapy where we can discuss the difficulties you’re having and how I can best support you.
Welcome, I'm Niamh - The Anxiety Therapist! I’m here to support you with any anxiety related issues. Panic, anxiety, worry, intrusive thoughts and phobias can seriously impact your quality of life. They can cause uncomfortable physical symptoms, racing thoughts, stop you doing things you enjoy and impact your sleep. If anxious thoughts and feelings are affecting your mental well-being, confidence, relationships, career or social life and you want support, it can help to speak to a professional. I offer online and in person, private 1-1 therapy where we can discuss the difficulties you’re having and how I can best support you.
01372 239532 View 01372 239532
Photo of Rosie Lisser, Counsellor in Ewell, England
Rosie Lisser
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
Whether you are exploring the option of Counselling and Psychotherapy for a specific reason or you want to further examine aspects of yourself and your life experiences. I provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. It could be the first time you speak to someone about difficulties you are experiencing or you may have had therapy in the past. Either way we can work together to achieve your therapeutic goal.
Whether you are exploring the option of Counselling and Psychotherapy for a specific reason or you want to further examine aspects of yourself and your life experiences. I provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. It could be the first time you speak to someone about difficulties you are experiencing or you may have had therapy in the past. Either way we can work together to achieve your therapeutic goal.
020 3835 2073 View 020 3835 2073
Photo of Dr Sohini Shah, Psychologist in Ewell, England
Dr Sohini Shah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
I am a fully qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working in the NHS. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and their families.
I am a fully qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working in the NHS. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and their families.
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Photo of Tijen O'Neill in Ewell, England
Tijen O'Neill
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ewell KT17
I am a child-centered play therapist and provide a safe and trusting environment for children to express themselves and make sense of their life experiences through the metaphors of play. My background is in education, and I have over 15 years of experience supporting children and their families in schools. Play therapy is a proven effective approach in supporting a child’s emotional health, and there are strong links between emotional wellbeing and academic attainment. Play therapy is an effective intervention for children with a variety of difficulties and can promote empowerment, increased self-esteem and resilience.
I am a child-centered play therapist and provide a safe and trusting environment for children to express themselves and make sense of their life experiences through the metaphors of play. My background is in education, and I have over 15 years of experience supporting children and their families in schools. Play therapy is a proven effective approach in supporting a child’s emotional health, and there are strong links between emotional wellbeing and academic attainment. Play therapy is an effective intervention for children with a variety of difficulties and can promote empowerment, increased self-esteem and resilience.
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Photo of David Campbell, Counsellor in Ewell, England
David Campbell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ewell KT17
My name is David and I offer outcome based therapy for complex based issues like depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship challenges whether that is at home or work. We can only truly move past them by understanding where they originate from and deal with them as they present in your current life. This may involve looking at past experiences and the emotions associated with them in a compassionate, empathic, non-judgmental, curious way, creating the right conditions for you to get to the source of your problem and see how certain triggers from the past directly inform how you think, feel, and behave in the present moment.
My name is David and I offer outcome based therapy for complex based issues like depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship challenges whether that is at home or work. We can only truly move past them by understanding where they originate from and deal with them as they present in your current life. This may involve looking at past experiences and the emotions associated with them in a compassionate, empathic, non-judgmental, curious way, creating the right conditions for you to get to the source of your problem and see how certain triggers from the past directly inform how you think, feel, and behave in the present moment.
01372 664327 View 01372 664327

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of (Mal) Malgorzata Arciszewska, Psychologist in Ewell, England
(Mal) Malgorzata Arciszewska
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Epsom KT18
Hello, I'm Mal, a psychologist committed to understanding and supporting you through life's challenges. If you're a foreigner navigating unfamiliar territories, grappling with loss, feeling weighed down by depression, stuck in a difficult place, wrestling with low self-esteem, or feeling the heavy burden of stress and anxiety, you're not alone. I want you to know that reaching out for support is a courageous step, and I'm here to walk with you on your unique journey. Together, we can explore your experiences, uncover strengths, and work towards a renewed sense of well-being.
Hello, I'm Mal, a psychologist committed to understanding and supporting you through life's challenges. If you're a foreigner navigating unfamiliar territories, grappling with loss, feeling weighed down by depression, stuck in a difficult place, wrestling with low self-esteem, or feeling the heavy burden of stress and anxiety, you're not alone. I want you to know that reaching out for support is a courageous step, and I'm here to walk with you on your unique journey. Together, we can explore your experiences, uncover strengths, and work towards a renewed sense of well-being.
01372 233945 View 01372 233945
Photo of Sarah Dean, Counsellor in Ewell, England
Sarah Dean
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ashtead KT21
We can all find life hard at times. It can throw up difficulties that feel overwhelming and out of our control. I support adults and teenagers through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues and Asperger Syndrome. When we experience distress, sadness, loneliness, anxiety or depressed mood, it can feel difficult to bear and leave us feeling powerless. Working alongside a therapist means you need not face these difficulties alone.
We can all find life hard at times. It can throw up difficulties that feel overwhelming and out of our control. I support adults and teenagers through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues and Asperger Syndrome. When we experience distress, sadness, loneliness, anxiety or depressed mood, it can feel difficult to bear and leave us feeling powerless. Working alongside a therapist means you need not face these difficulties alone.
01306 775128 View 01306 775128
Photo of Madeline Saint, Counsellor in Ewell, England
Madeline Saint
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chessington KT9
I have worked in the NHS previously and have therefore worked with mental health ranging from Personality Disorders to Depression. Working independently with my own practice has enabled a wider range of clients including working with eating habits, OCD and low mood. I truly believe that having some space to discuss what is going on for you makes a big difference and I will work with you on whatever issue you are bringing to the session. I have also trained in couples therapy so I am able to offer this as well as individual sessions. I offer weekday appointments, evening sessions on Wednesdays as well as virtual on a Monday evening.
I have worked in the NHS previously and have therefore worked with mental health ranging from Personality Disorders to Depression. Working independently with my own practice has enabled a wider range of clients including working with eating habits, OCD and low mood. I truly believe that having some space to discuss what is going on for you makes a big difference and I will work with you on whatever issue you are bringing to the session. I have also trained in couples therapy so I am able to offer this as well as individual sessions. I offer weekday appointments, evening sessions on Wednesdays as well as virtual on a Monday evening.
020 3962 2228 View 020 3962 2228
Photo of Thulasi Mohanadas, Psychotherapist in Ewell, England
Thulasi Mohanadas
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Banstead SM7
I empower my clients to live an independent and fearless life using CBT and EMDR. By working with me, you’ll not only be able to cope with your past but also plan for a thriving future. We’ll achieve this by building a powerful psychological toolkit: a collection of practical techniques uniquely designed for you. These include relaxation, coping, assertiveness, resilience & stress management tools & a bespoke psychological roadmap (formulation). These tools will allow you to step back from triggering situations, notice unhelpful patterns in your thoughts, behaviours and emotions, respond mindfully & break free from old patterns.
I empower my clients to live an independent and fearless life using CBT and EMDR. By working with me, you’ll not only be able to cope with your past but also plan for a thriving future. We’ll achieve this by building a powerful psychological toolkit: a collection of practical techniques uniquely designed for you. These include relaxation, coping, assertiveness, resilience & stress management tools & a bespoke psychological roadmap (formulation). These tools will allow you to step back from triggering situations, notice unhelpful patterns in your thoughts, behaviours and emotions, respond mindfully & break free from old patterns.
020 3816 3726 View 020 3816 3726
Photo of Bianca Clarke, Psychotherapist in Ewell, England
Bianca Clarke
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Epsom KT19  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Bianca, a CBT therapist and owner of MindkindCBT. Do you feel depressed, anxious, just not feeling quite right in yourself? As you are reading this you have already taken the first step in seeking support which can feel difficult to do but is a huge step on your journey to wellness. I offer a warm, friendly and compassionate safe space for you to gain a greater understanding of your difficulties and guide you through techniques and life skills that will push you towards your goals, increase your sense of wellness and allow you to be the person that you wish to be. Therapies I deliver are CBT and Somatic EMDR.
Hi, I'm Bianca, a CBT therapist and owner of MindkindCBT. Do you feel depressed, anxious, just not feeling quite right in yourself? As you are reading this you have already taken the first step in seeking support which can feel difficult to do but is a huge step on your journey to wellness. I offer a warm, friendly and compassionate safe space for you to gain a greater understanding of your difficulties and guide you through techniques and life skills that will push you towards your goals, increase your sense of wellness and allow you to be the person that you wish to be. Therapies I deliver are CBT and Somatic EMDR.
01798 305166 View 01798 305166
Photo of Marta Guz-Goodliffe, Psychologist in Ewell, England
Marta Guz-Goodliffe
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Epsom KT19
My aim as a therapist is to help you through any challenges. This could be a long-standing issue that has troubled you for most of your life or something more recent. I always feel privileged when clients choose to share their stories with me and I admire their courage to do so. I’m here to help when you’re feeling stuck, anxiety, loss or other difficult emotions. Whatever it may be, together we will look at any unhelpful coping strategies and challenge negative thinking, looking at how to maintain healthy, positive change. I am an integrative therapist, however I draw on specific ideas to help us make sense of what’s troubling you.
My aim as a therapist is to help you through any challenges. This could be a long-standing issue that has troubled you for most of your life or something more recent. I always feel privileged when clients choose to share their stories with me and I admire their courage to do so. I’m here to help when you’re feeling stuck, anxiety, loss or other difficult emotions. Whatever it may be, together we will look at any unhelpful coping strategies and challenge negative thinking, looking at how to maintain healthy, positive change. I am an integrative therapist, however I draw on specific ideas to help us make sense of what’s troubling you.
07775 922983 View 07775 922983
Photo of Paul Lipman, Counsellor in Ewell, England
Paul Lipman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Banstead SM7
I am a BACP registered therapist, inspired by my therapy, with over 14yrs experience in helping couples, and also individuals with, severe or longterm difficulties, and I'm committed to providing therapy which delivers lasting tangible benefits: emotionally, behaviourally, practically and mentally. I offer in-depth Integrative counselling which is both gentle and powerful as it draws from all mainstream therapies and psychology, meaning I can tailor help and is effective with most difficulties inc: Anxiety, Constant worry, Anger, Low mood,Self hatred, Confused feelings, Critical thinking., Self harm and Emotional eating.
I am a BACP registered therapist, inspired by my therapy, with over 14yrs experience in helping couples, and also individuals with, severe or longterm difficulties, and I'm committed to providing therapy which delivers lasting tangible benefits: emotionally, behaviourally, practically and mentally. I offer in-depth Integrative counselling which is both gentle and powerful as it draws from all mainstream therapies and psychology, meaning I can tailor help and is effective with most difficulties inc: Anxiety, Constant worry, Anger, Low mood,Self hatred, Confused feelings, Critical thinking., Self harm and Emotional eating.
01883 772265 View 01883 772265
Photo of Valeria Maccioni, Psychologist in Ewell, England
Valeria Maccioni
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Epsom KT17
With over 15 years experience, every single client I worked with was ideal to me, as being unique, with his/her story, difficulties, weaknesses but also strengths. At times clients come to therapy with a specific goal, other times they do not have a clue, and this is part of the process. If a client is now reading my profile, he/she may be struggling with a recent or more long-standing emotional distress, not able to sleep, concentrate, work, relate to others, etc. He/she may be worrying about what to say to a psychologist; what to expect; possibly fearful of being judged, not understood; if the psychologist would be good enough...
With over 15 years experience, every single client I worked with was ideal to me, as being unique, with his/her story, difficulties, weaknesses but also strengths. At times clients come to therapy with a specific goal, other times they do not have a clue, and this is part of the process. If a client is now reading my profile, he/she may be struggling with a recent or more long-standing emotional distress, not able to sleep, concentrate, work, relate to others, etc. He/she may be worrying about what to say to a psychologist; what to expect; possibly fearful of being judged, not understood; if the psychologist would be good enough...
020 8138 0679 View 020 8138 0679

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ewell

10+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Ewell who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
83% Bereavement
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% Bupa
60% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Ewell see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ewell?

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.