Counselling in Exeter

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Photo of Liz Spencer, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Liz Spencer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX1
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
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Karen Jones
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX1
Having the time and space within counselling to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment is often the first step in making positive change in someone’s life. Our problems can sometimes feel too big or heavy to carry ourselves. Often it’s hard to pinpoint what’s actually wrong, but that low mood, and anxiety over powers us. Counselling will help you understand your behaviours and emotions that little bit better and give you insight into why you may be finding things difficult. With this understanding, it is often the catalyst for positive change leading to a more balanced and healthy future.
Having the time and space within counselling to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment is often the first step in making positive change in someone’s life. Our problems can sometimes feel too big or heavy to carry ourselves. Often it’s hard to pinpoint what’s actually wrong, but that low mood, and anxiety over powers us. Counselling will help you understand your behaviours and emotions that little bit better and give you insight into why you may be finding things difficult. With this understanding, it is often the catalyst for positive change leading to a more balanced and healthy future.
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Photo of Jane Blackburn, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Jane Blackburn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Exeter EX4
Hi, my name is Jane Blackburn. If you're reading this, you’ve probably found that life isn’t always as straight-forward as we’d like and that it can really take a toll on each of us. I have experience supporting people facing all sorts of challenges in their lives including: anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, difficulties expressing themselves, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties, to name but a few. I can even support you if you just feel a little bit ‘off’, as though things are ‘not quite right’. The first step towards making a positive change is to ask for help, even if that feels daunting to do.
Hi, my name is Jane Blackburn. If you're reading this, you’ve probably found that life isn’t always as straight-forward as we’d like and that it can really take a toll on each of us. I have experience supporting people facing all sorts of challenges in their lives including: anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, difficulties expressing themselves, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties, to name but a few. I can even support you if you just feel a little bit ‘off’, as though things are ‘not quite right’. The first step towards making a positive change is to ask for help, even if that feels daunting to do.
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Photo of Emily King Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Emily King Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX4
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives, even those who we may regard as the strong ones. It can be a lonely and overwhelming time, one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, so well done for managing to come this far. The aim of Counselling is to provide a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment in which any concerns or issues can be discussed.
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives, even those who we may regard as the strong ones. It can be a lonely and overwhelming time, one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, so well done for managing to come this far. The aim of Counselling is to provide a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment in which any concerns or issues can be discussed.
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Photo of Bernadette Kavanagh, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Bernadette Kavanagh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX1
I am an experienced registered counsellor. I offer a warm, calm, confidential and non judgmental space for clients to explore thoughts and feelings. I work with a range of issues with both males, females and couples. I also work at The Safe Foundation as Clinical Lead. I specialise with clients, both male and female who have been through domestic abuse and Trauma.
I am an experienced registered counsellor. I offer a warm, calm, confidential and non judgmental space for clients to explore thoughts and feelings. I work with a range of issues with both males, females and couples. I also work at The Safe Foundation as Clinical Lead. I specialise with clients, both male and female who have been through domestic abuse and Trauma.
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Photo of Liz Benson, Psychologist in Exeter, England
Liz Benson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Exeter EX1  (Online Only)
For all of us there are times when we need the support, understanding and guidance of others.  Knowing there is someone you can trust, that will listen and try their best to help using all their knowledge and experience can be a powerful and transformative experience. I am passionate about guiding people on their journey to recovery and a meaningful life. Throughout my career I have specialised in helping people with eating disorders, and have over 10 years experience in NHS ED services. I am also experienced in working with people to overcome many other difficulties including low self-esteem, depression and anxiety disorders.
For all of us there are times when we need the support, understanding and guidance of others.  Knowing there is someone you can trust, that will listen and try their best to help using all their knowledge and experience can be a powerful and transformative experience. I am passionate about guiding people on their journey to recovery and a meaningful life. Throughout my career I have specialised in helping people with eating disorders, and have over 10 years experience in NHS ED services. I am also experienced in working with people to overcome many other difficulties including low self-esteem, depression and anxiety disorders.
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Photo of Maxine Spencer, Psychotherapist in Exeter, England
Maxine Spencer
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Exeter EX4
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. If you are looking for a therapist to work through aspects of your life that are causing you distress, if you are feeling out of control or you are trying to make sense of your feelings then I may be able to help you work through these issues. I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation, where we can get a sense of each other and if we could work together. If we want to take it further, I offer support through in-depth, relational counselling and psychotherapy. This would be, either face to face sessions from The Practice Rooms in Exeter, or online via zoom.
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. If you are looking for a therapist to work through aspects of your life that are causing you distress, if you are feeling out of control or you are trying to make sense of your feelings then I may be able to help you work through these issues. I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation, where we can get a sense of each other and if we could work together. If we want to take it further, I offer support through in-depth, relational counselling and psychotherapy. This would be, either face to face sessions from The Practice Rooms in Exeter, or online via zoom.
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Photo of Roberta Hutchins, Psychotherapist in Exeter, England
Roberta Hutchins
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Exeter EX1
Roberta Hutchins has over 15 years’ experience in private practice as an integrated holistic healthcare practitioner in Devon. Roberta’s many years’ experience of working effectively with people with diverse health problems in a variety of ways have provided a strong foundation for her Human Givens Psychotherapy practice. People suffering from anxiety, depression, and many health problems related to stress, have formed the backbone of her practice. It is often the case that resolving life difficulties, getting needs met and focusing on psychological wellbeing are the keys to getting back on track with life and feeling well again.
Roberta Hutchins has over 15 years’ experience in private practice as an integrated holistic healthcare practitioner in Devon. Roberta’s many years’ experience of working effectively with people with diverse health problems in a variety of ways have provided a strong foundation for her Human Givens Psychotherapy practice. People suffering from anxiety, depression, and many health problems related to stress, have formed the backbone of her practice. It is often the case that resolving life difficulties, getting needs met and focusing on psychological wellbeing are the keys to getting back on track with life and feeling well again.
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Photo of Dr Guy Millon, Psychotherapist in Exeter, England
Dr Guy Millon
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
Exeter EX4
I offer psychoanalysis in central Exeter for people who are looking for a space to speak. Contemporary life poses particular challenges to us all; over the course of our lives we are subject to upheaval, loss and chaos. We might feel lost in anxiety and depression; powerless rage hardens us and makes us cynical, dissociation and denial diminish our connections with the world and our own aliveness. Entering into psychoanalysis marks an intention to change your life. Whatever your history, whatever wounds you carry, starting an analysis is an act of radical hope that life could be different.
I offer psychoanalysis in central Exeter for people who are looking for a space to speak. Contemporary life poses particular challenges to us all; over the course of our lives we are subject to upheaval, loss and chaos. We might feel lost in anxiety and depression; powerless rage hardens us and makes us cynical, dissociation and denial diminish our connections with the world and our own aliveness. Entering into psychoanalysis marks an intention to change your life. Whatever your history, whatever wounds you carry, starting an analysis is an act of radical hope that life could be different.
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Photo of Jade Flowers, Psychotherapist in Exeter, England
Jade Flowers
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Exeter EX4
If you're currently navigating through anxiety, depression, anger management, the aftermath of a painful breakup, grief, trauma, domestic violence, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, or any other personal struggle, I want you to know that I'm here to offer my heartfelt support. It's completely understandable if you yearn for a profound change in your life—a transformation that encompasses your relationships, thoughts, and behaviours. While the path ahead may feel overwhelming, I want you to remember that together we can break down these challenges into smaller, more manageable pieces.
If you're currently navigating through anxiety, depression, anger management, the aftermath of a painful breakup, grief, trauma, domestic violence, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, or any other personal struggle, I want you to know that I'm here to offer my heartfelt support. It's completely understandable if you yearn for a profound change in your life—a transformation that encompasses your relationships, thoughts, and behaviours. While the path ahead may feel overwhelming, I want you to remember that together we can break down these challenges into smaller, more manageable pieces.
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Photo of Zoe Powell Martin, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Zoe Powell Martin
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX6  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Zoe - it's a pleasure to meet you. I am an experienced LGBTQ+ and University counsellor currently offering online counselling and psychotherapy. I provide a warm, safe and nurturing space to support you on your therapeutic journey. As a therapist, I am committed to ensure that your therapy sessions are co-constructed to meet your individual therapeutic needs. Benefitting from shared-decision making, a focus on therapeutic direction as well as empathy, support, compassion and attention, you can expect a uniquely inclusive and collaborative therapeutic experience.
Hello, I'm Zoe - it's a pleasure to meet you. I am an experienced LGBTQ+ and University counsellor currently offering online counselling and psychotherapy. I provide a warm, safe and nurturing space to support you on your therapeutic journey. As a therapist, I am committed to ensure that your therapy sessions are co-constructed to meet your individual therapeutic needs. Benefitting from shared-decision making, a focus on therapeutic direction as well as empathy, support, compassion and attention, you can expect a uniquely inclusive and collaborative therapeutic experience.
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Photo of Laura Turley, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Laura Turley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX1
I am a fully insured and registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor and a member of the Westcountry Association of Counsellors. I have been in professional practice for 10 years, and work with 18+ individuals, couples and groups using a variety of different counselling models and methods. Although I would broadly describe myself as a 'Person-Centred Therapist', my methods are entirely client-led and not dictated by any personal preference in terms of therapeutic model.
I am a fully insured and registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor and a member of the Westcountry Association of Counsellors. I have been in professional practice for 10 years, and work with 18+ individuals, couples and groups using a variety of different counselling models and methods. Although I would broadly describe myself as a 'Person-Centred Therapist', my methods are entirely client-led and not dictated by any personal preference in terms of therapeutic model.
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Photo of Catherine C Davies, Psychotherapist in Exeter, England
Catherine C Davies
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Exeter EX1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialise in the field of unresolved grief, loss, overwhelm and trauma. I offer EMDR therapy to clients who seek to fulfil their potential away from painful life events, overwhelming and challenging personal and professional stressors. I have experience in treating single or complex traumas alongside supporting the emotional wellbeing of any individuals at high risk of stress, anxiety and chronic career pressures. Over the last sixteen years as an integrative psychotherapist, supervisor and clinical lead in a busy NHS environment, I have also experienced a broad spectrum of clients' concerns and struggles.
I specialise in the field of unresolved grief, loss, overwhelm and trauma. I offer EMDR therapy to clients who seek to fulfil their potential away from painful life events, overwhelming and challenging personal and professional stressors. I have experience in treating single or complex traumas alongside supporting the emotional wellbeing of any individuals at high risk of stress, anxiety and chronic career pressures. Over the last sixteen years as an integrative psychotherapist, supervisor and clinical lead in a busy NHS environment, I have also experienced a broad spectrum of clients' concerns and struggles.
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Photo of Matthew Hart, Psychotherapist in Exeter, England
Matthew Hart
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Exeter EX1
I specialise in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger related to family, social situations or work. My role is to help you gain understanding and find solutions so that you can once again cope with stress, enjoy home and work relationships, and feel a renewed sense of yourself and purpose in life. I am a qualified psychotherapist practicing face to face in Exeter/Crediton (and online when needed). I offer a tiered 'equalising' fee structure which invites those on higher incomes to pay more in order that I can offer a reduced rate to those who cannot afford the standard rate. Contact me for more info.
I specialise in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger related to family, social situations or work. My role is to help you gain understanding and find solutions so that you can once again cope with stress, enjoy home and work relationships, and feel a renewed sense of yourself and purpose in life. I am a qualified psychotherapist practicing face to face in Exeter/Crediton (and online when needed). I offer a tiered 'equalising' fee structure which invites those on higher incomes to pay more in order that I can offer a reduced rate to those who cannot afford the standard rate. Contact me for more info.
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Photo of Nikki Frankum, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Nikki Frankum
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Exeter EX1
My name is Nikki, I am a qualified integrative counsellor registered with the NCS. I understand how difficult life can seem, and how stuck we can become. I am a compassionate, caring therapist who will not judge you. Whatever feelings or circumstances bring you to therapy, I offer you a calm, safe and non- judgmental space where I will encourage you to let go of unhelpful ways of being, that may be holding you back. As an integrative counsellor I will draw on different theoretical approaches choosing techniques to suit your individual needs.
My name is Nikki, I am a qualified integrative counsellor registered with the NCS. I understand how difficult life can seem, and how stuck we can become. I am a compassionate, caring therapist who will not judge you. Whatever feelings or circumstances bring you to therapy, I offer you a calm, safe and non- judgmental space where I will encourage you to let go of unhelpful ways of being, that may be holding you back. As an integrative counsellor I will draw on different theoretical approaches choosing techniques to suit your individual needs.
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Photo of Renee Norris Counselling, 1-2-1, Couples & 13+, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Renee Norris Counselling, 1-2-1, Couples & 13+
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX5
Clients generally come to me when they are struggling with some aspect of their emotions, thoughts or behaviour. My aim is to help my client with accepting or changing some aspect of these three areas. Every client comes with unique issues and from my seat I view the issues as one, "a block in the road to wellness". I am keenly aware that all clients come with individual goals and I am here to help. Many of my clients use the phrase “I just want to feel better". This is my hope for everyone who engages with me in therapy. “TO FEEL BETTER” I offer confidentiality, openness and transparency at all times.
Clients generally come to me when they are struggling with some aspect of their emotions, thoughts or behaviour. My aim is to help my client with accepting or changing some aspect of these three areas. Every client comes with unique issues and from my seat I view the issues as one, "a block in the road to wellness". I am keenly aware that all clients come with individual goals and I am here to help. Many of my clients use the phrase “I just want to feel better". This is my hope for everyone who engages with me in therapy. “TO FEEL BETTER” I offer confidentiality, openness and transparency at all times.
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Photo of Rea Pearson, Psychotherapist in Exeter, England
Rea Pearson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Exeter EX2
Waitlist for new clients
Experienced & BACP Accredited, sex-positive Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity (GSRD) therapist working with LGBTQIA+ people. Knowledgable about gender, sexuality, transitioning, polyamory, consensual & ethical non-monogamy (CNM/ENM), open relationships, kink, BDSM, D/s, fetishes, sexual Issues, sex workers, swinging, munches, and sex parties. All genders and sexualities welcome. I support people with opening up relationships, or who are into, or experimenting with, kinks or power play. I also see a lot of trans and non-binary clients. I am a fully qualified sex therapist so can help with most sexual issues.
Experienced & BACP Accredited, sex-positive Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity (GSRD) therapist working with LGBTQIA+ people. Knowledgable about gender, sexuality, transitioning, polyamory, consensual & ethical non-monogamy (CNM/ENM), open relationships, kink, BDSM, D/s, fetishes, sexual Issues, sex workers, swinging, munches, and sex parties. All genders and sexualities welcome. I support people with opening up relationships, or who are into, or experimenting with, kinks or power play. I also see a lot of trans and non-binary clients. I am a fully qualified sex therapist so can help with most sexual issues.
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Photo of Jennifer Gledhill, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Jennifer Gledhill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX3
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
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Photo of Jo Daley, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Jo Daley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX2
Together we can explore your thoughts and emotions, identity, relationships, and lived experience in a relaxed, secure, trauma-informed environment. My approach blends contemporary, diverse perspectives, cultural and spiritual sensitivity, and provides a collaborative relationship to explore the intricacies of systems (family, communities, wider society) that shape your world. We'll work at depth to build on your resilience, authenticity and self-discovery, addressing your immediate concerns as well as cultivating a foundation for long-term personal development.
Together we can explore your thoughts and emotions, identity, relationships, and lived experience in a relaxed, secure, trauma-informed environment. My approach blends contemporary, diverse perspectives, cultural and spiritual sensitivity, and provides a collaborative relationship to explore the intricacies of systems (family, communities, wider society) that shape your world. We'll work at depth to build on your resilience, authenticity and self-discovery, addressing your immediate concerns as well as cultivating a foundation for long-term personal development.
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Photo of Jade Howe, Psychotherapist in Exeter, England
Jade Howe
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Exeter EX4
Hello, I'm Jade. I'm a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists) Therapist in Training. I offer a warm space where we can explore, together, your reasons for accessing Psychotherapy. I like to think about the benefits of Psychotherapy a little bit like building a house extension, but needing to lay a foundation first. Our original foundation might need some stronger materials or extra scaffolding. Psychotherapy can help to provide that scaffolding, through processing your feelings in a supportive environment. This allows for an exploration of who you are so that you can build your extension, with materials that you choose.
Hello, I'm Jade. I'm a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists) Therapist in Training. I offer a warm space where we can explore, together, your reasons for accessing Psychotherapy. I like to think about the benefits of Psychotherapy a little bit like building a house extension, but needing to lay a foundation first. Our original foundation might need some stronger materials or extra scaffolding. Psychotherapy can help to provide that scaffolding, through processing your feelings in a supportive environment. This allows for an exploration of who you are so that you can build your extension, with materials that you choose.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Exeter

200+

Average cost per session

£51

Counsellors in Exeter who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Self Esteem
85% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

51% AXA PPP
49% Aviva
43% Bupa

How Counsellors in Exeter see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Exeter?

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.