Counselling in Gainsborough

Photo of David Brown, Counsellor in Gainsborough, England
David Brown
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Gainsborough DN21
Providing Home Visit Counselling or Video Online Counselling. Are you experiencing uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, stress, or anger, that lead you to act in ways that are not helpful to you? Counselling with me could help. Or perhaps you would like to feel better about yourself, be more self-confident, talk something through, be clearer about your goals and plans, or make changes in your life? I can help with this too.
Providing Home Visit Counselling or Video Online Counselling. Are you experiencing uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, stress, or anger, that lead you to act in ways that are not helpful to you? Counselling with me could help. Or perhaps you would like to feel better about yourself, be more self-confident, talk something through, be clearer about your goals and plans, or make changes in your life? I can help with this too.
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Photo of Dr Sarah Toft Flourish Psychological Services Ltd, Psychologist in Gainsborough, England
Dr Sarah Toft Flourish Psychological Services Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gainsborough DN21
Having worked for 20 years in the NHS and in recent years within my private practice, I have a wealth of experience working with adults to improve their Psychological well-being, addressing a range of areas, including; anxiety, insomnia, panic, depression, self esteem, relationship concerns, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc. If you wish to make changes in your life, to feel calmer, more confident and less down, then therapy could help you with this.
Having worked for 20 years in the NHS and in recent years within my private practice, I have a wealth of experience working with adults to improve their Psychological well-being, addressing a range of areas, including; anxiety, insomnia, panic, depression, self esteem, relationship concerns, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc. If you wish to make changes in your life, to feel calmer, more confident and less down, then therapy could help you with this.
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Photo of Sarah-Louise Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Gainsborough, England
Sarah-Louise Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Gainsborough DN21
I am dedicated to supporting my clients and giving you the tools you need in life. I work with the whole person, our minds are just as important as our bodies and we need to work on emotional and mental resilience to allow us to bounce back when life happens. Now you are ready to make changes, I am here to support you along that journey, giving you a toolkit that you will be able to use throughout life. I work in an empathic and sensitive manner, helping to support with problems that you may never have felt able to talk out loud about before.
I am dedicated to supporting my clients and giving you the tools you need in life. I work with the whole person, our minds are just as important as our bodies and we need to work on emotional and mental resilience to allow us to bounce back when life happens. Now you are ready to make changes, I am here to support you along that journey, giving you a toolkit that you will be able to use throughout life. I work in an empathic and sensitive manner, helping to support with problems that you may never have felt able to talk out loud about before.
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Photo of Gail Hyman, Counsellor in Gainsborough, England
Gail Hyman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Gainsborough DN21
I offer therapeutic counselling to children, young people and adults. I have worked with children and young people within education for just over 20 years. I also educated myself further in Forest School and taught outdoors. Throughout this time is where I learned a great deal about the benefits of nature and the natural effects it has on health and well-being. I trained as a person centred therapist because I am passionate about empowering people to learn more about themselves and strive for positive change. I also experienced my own difficulties and trauma during childhood
I offer therapeutic counselling to children, young people and adults. I have worked with children and young people within education for just over 20 years. I also educated myself further in Forest School and taught outdoors. Throughout this time is where I learned a great deal about the benefits of nature and the natural effects it has on health and well-being. I trained as a person centred therapist because I am passionate about empowering people to learn more about themselves and strive for positive change. I also experienced my own difficulties and trauma during childhood
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Photo of Miranda Currie, Psychotherapist in Gainsborough, England
Miranda Currie
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Gainsborough DN21  (Online Only)
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited through the BABCP. I am also an EMDR Therapist and Interpersonal Psychotherapist and work within mental health and corporate wellbeing services. I recogise the growing need for the effective delivery of evidenced based therapies. I offer client centred therapy to help you to find the best way forward. This is done by offering a collaborative relationship, which will help you to make the changes that you want, in order to gain more understanding which can lead to healthier wellbeing.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited through the BABCP. I am also an EMDR Therapist and Interpersonal Psychotherapist and work within mental health and corporate wellbeing services. I recogise the growing need for the effective delivery of evidenced based therapies. I offer client centred therapy to help you to find the best way forward. This is done by offering a collaborative relationship, which will help you to make the changes that you want, in order to gain more understanding which can lead to healthier wellbeing.
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Photo of Joanne Brown, Counsellor in Gainsborough, England
Joanne Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Gainsborough DN21
I am an empathic and caring Counsellor working in a holistic and individual way, with you as the client at the centre of our work. Are you suffering with anxiety and depression having relationship issues, problems at work, struggling with illness, loss or bereavement or coming terms with difficult current and past life events. Are you completely overwhelmed or struggling with feelings of failure, despair, hopelessness and low self esteem and just don't know who to turn to or maybe you have resorted to addictive or harmful behaviours to cope. Come with me on your therapy journey and let me help you find a better way of being.
I am an empathic and caring Counsellor working in a holistic and individual way, with you as the client at the centre of our work. Are you suffering with anxiety and depression having relationship issues, problems at work, struggling with illness, loss or bereavement or coming terms with difficult current and past life events. Are you completely overwhelmed or struggling with feelings of failure, despair, hopelessness and low self esteem and just don't know who to turn to or maybe you have resorted to addictive or harmful behaviours to cope. Come with me on your therapy journey and let me help you find a better way of being.
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Photo of Jan Baker, Psychotherapist in Gainsborough, England
Jan Baker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Gainsborough DN21
This may be the first time you have decided to seek counselling or psychotherapy, or working with me, may be part of an ongoing personal journey to enhance your life further. Unresolved issues can confuse, distress and disrupt your life, often returning time and time again, causing you both emotional and sometimes even physical difficulties, that can not only affect you, but also might impact on your relationships, work and family life. Some examples of how these issues might manifest, could include you experiencing; depression, anxiety, stress, angry thoughts, addictions, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, eating disorders
This may be the first time you have decided to seek counselling or psychotherapy, or working with me, may be part of an ongoing personal journey to enhance your life further. Unresolved issues can confuse, distress and disrupt your life, often returning time and time again, causing you both emotional and sometimes even physical difficulties, that can not only affect you, but also might impact on your relationships, work and family life. Some examples of how these issues might manifest, could include you experiencing; depression, anxiety, stress, angry thoughts, addictions, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, eating disorders
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Photo of Amethyst Therapy, Psychotherapist in Gainsborough, England
Amethyst Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Gainsborough DN21
Hi I’m Linda, I have been a therapist since 2004 and therefore have a vast amount of experience working with individuals and couples. I offer a variety of therapy approaches which I tailor make to clients specific needs. I work from my home in a quiet village location in Spalford with ample parking and privacy. I offer Counselling, Psychosexual therapy and Hypnotherapy. Please visit my reviews at ; www.amethysttherapyspalford.freeindex.co.uk
Hi I’m Linda, I have been a therapist since 2004 and therefore have a vast amount of experience working with individuals and couples. I offer a variety of therapy approaches which I tailor make to clients specific needs. I work from my home in a quiet village location in Spalford with ample parking and privacy. I offer Counselling, Psychosexual therapy and Hypnotherapy. Please visit my reviews at ; www.amethysttherapyspalford.freeindex.co.uk
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Photo of Donna Broadhead, Counsellor in Gainsborough, England
Donna Broadhead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Gainsborough DN21
Life has many challenges which can feel overwhelming. Ordinary life events such as a break-up or extraordinary life events such as traumatic incidents can have a huge impact on how we see ourselves, others, and the world. You might feel like your thoughts are a tangled mess or that you're stuck in a spiral which is pointed in the wrong direction. Maybe believing that you don't have the power to take control of your own life has left you feeling hopeless. At times like this, we are our own worst critic and can be very hard on ourselves.
Life has many challenges which can feel overwhelming. Ordinary life events such as a break-up or extraordinary life events such as traumatic incidents can have a huge impact on how we see ourselves, others, and the world. You might feel like your thoughts are a tangled mess or that you're stuck in a spiral which is pointed in the wrong direction. Maybe believing that you don't have the power to take control of your own life has left you feeling hopeless. At times like this, we are our own worst critic and can be very hard on ourselves.
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Photo of Lauren Robinson, Psychotherapist in Gainsborough, England
Lauren Robinson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Gainsborough DN21  (Online Only)
Are you tired of repeating the same harmful cycles? Of feeling overwhelmed with difficult emotions? Of being anchored in past traumas? Of surviving and not living? I am here to tell you that it is possible to overcome life's adversities and become the very best version of yourself. Overwhelming emotions and unresolved past experiences do not have to anchor you in the past. You are worthy and capable of working through whatever difficulties you have faced (or are facing). Therapy can provide you with a space to be heard, validated and help you make sense of your experiences; all whilst working towards embracing your authentic self.
Are you tired of repeating the same harmful cycles? Of feeling overwhelmed with difficult emotions? Of being anchored in past traumas? Of surviving and not living? I am here to tell you that it is possible to overcome life's adversities and become the very best version of yourself. Overwhelming emotions and unresolved past experiences do not have to anchor you in the past. You are worthy and capable of working through whatever difficulties you have faced (or are facing). Therapy can provide you with a space to be heard, validated and help you make sense of your experiences; all whilst working towards embracing your authentic self.
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Photo of Karen Hopper-Peart, Counsellor in Gainsborough, England
Karen Hopper-Peart
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Gainsborough DN21
“You do not need magic to transform your life. You carry the power you need inside yourself already.” My name is Karen. I am a wife, mother, and daughter. I have experienced the highs and lows of life; giving me a profound insight into how therapy can reinforce a positive mindset and change lives. I am deeply compassionate towards one’s experiences and provide a consensual understanding by placing the formation of a therapeutic relationship at the forefront of my counselling method. Through individuals being treated with respect, acceptance and understanding, an open and honest relationship can be built.
“You do not need magic to transform your life. You carry the power you need inside yourself already.” My name is Karen. I am a wife, mother, and daughter. I have experienced the highs and lows of life; giving me a profound insight into how therapy can reinforce a positive mindset and change lives. I am deeply compassionate towards one’s experiences and provide a consensual understanding by placing the formation of a therapeutic relationship at the forefront of my counselling method. Through individuals being treated with respect, acceptance and understanding, an open and honest relationship can be built.
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Photo of Karen Burch - Accred Emdr Practitioner, Psychotherapist in Gainsborough, England
Karen Burch - Accred Emdr Practitioner
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Gainsborough DN21
Im an Accredited Psychotherapist specialising in trauma. I have experience privately, charity sector, and NHS. I work integratively, drawing on Somatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, ACT, EFT, CBT, Humanistic approaches, helping individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. I implement Mindfulness approaches. Offering highly effective treatments designed to ease distress, and implement lasting changes. Seeking support is a major life step. I commit to providing safe, professional treatment plans to sensitively support and empower you, deepen your self-understanding and create positive changes for a life you truly value
Im an Accredited Psychotherapist specialising in trauma. I have experience privately, charity sector, and NHS. I work integratively, drawing on Somatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, ACT, EFT, CBT, Humanistic approaches, helping individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. I implement Mindfulness approaches. Offering highly effective treatments designed to ease distress, and implement lasting changes. Seeking support is a major life step. I commit to providing safe, professional treatment plans to sensitively support and empower you, deepen your self-understanding and create positive changes for a life you truly value
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Nicki Miller, Counsellor in Gainsborough, England
Nicki Miller
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bawtry DN10
As a humanistic-integrative counsellor, I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat every client, in all situations. I therefore offer an approach to counselling that combines different elements of several specific therapies so as to enable me to provide the appropriate interventions for each individual. I believe each person is an 'unique whole' and counselling techniques are best tailored to fit the unique individuals needs and personal circumstances. It is of primary importance to me that I offer you highly confidential service based on you as an individual in your distinctive circumstances.
As a humanistic-integrative counsellor, I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat every client, in all situations. I therefore offer an approach to counselling that combines different elements of several specific therapies so as to enable me to provide the appropriate interventions for each individual. I believe each person is an 'unique whole' and counselling techniques are best tailored to fit the unique individuals needs and personal circumstances. It is of primary importance to me that I offer you highly confidential service based on you as an individual in your distinctive circumstances.
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Photo of Elizabeth Rempel, Psychotherapist in Gainsborough, England
Elizabeth Rempel
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Doncaster DN10  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Liz and I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for over 15 years. I am passionate about offering my knowledge and skills in CBT to allow people to reach their full potential. I work with people who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, OCD, PTSD, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety or phobias. CBT is a practical talking therapy that teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions. If this sounds like something that would benefit you, I would love to hear from you.
Hi my name is Liz and I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for over 15 years. I am passionate about offering my knowledge and skills in CBT to allow people to reach their full potential. I work with people who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, OCD, PTSD, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety or phobias. CBT is a practical talking therapy that teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions. If this sounds like something that would benefit you, I would love to hear from you.
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Photo of Matthew James Watson, Counsellor in Gainsborough, England
Matthew James Watson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bawtry DN10
Do you need some space and time to collect your thoughts, find some perspective? Are you wrestling with something which seems difficult to understand and accept? Do you need someone to hear and understand you? Someone to help you to make sense of things and give you the confidence to move through it and beyond?
Do you need some space and time to collect your thoughts, find some perspective? Are you wrestling with something which seems difficult to understand and accept? Do you need someone to hear and understand you? Someone to help you to make sense of things and give you the confidence to move through it and beyond?
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Photo of Elizabeth Hicks Therapy, Counsellor in Gainsborough, England
Elizabeth Hicks Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Lincoln LN1  (Online Only)
Navigating around life, work, family, relationships, sex and intimacy, most of us at some point will find ourselves in a situation where we might benefit from some extra support. I work with individuals, couples and families with both a relational and individual focus. I am qualified Psychosexual & Relationship therapist. Alongside my Private Practice, I have previously worked with Relate, the NHS, Hospices and a Sexual Assault Support Centre. I also work with sex addiction (including support for partners and families). I have an approachable, warm & empathic approach and clients feed back that they find this incredibly helpful.
Navigating around life, work, family, relationships, sex and intimacy, most of us at some point will find ourselves in a situation where we might benefit from some extra support. I work with individuals, couples and families with both a relational and individual focus. I am qualified Psychosexual & Relationship therapist. Alongside my Private Practice, I have previously worked with Relate, the NHS, Hospices and a Sexual Assault Support Centre. I also work with sex addiction (including support for partners and families). I have an approachable, warm & empathic approach and clients feed back that they find this incredibly helpful.
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Photo of Sarah Reeve, Counsellor in Gainsborough, England
Sarah Reeve
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bawtry DN10
Waitlist for new clients
Finding the right counsellor or therapist is often a difficult task. There are so many experienced professionals to choose from and each has their own specialities and individual style of working. I believe that a great place to start is by simply finding someone you can connect with and trust with your fears and worries; who can offer you the space you need to talk freely and be listened to without judgement in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.
Finding the right counsellor or therapist is often a difficult task. There are so many experienced professionals to choose from and each has their own specialities and individual style of working. I believe that a great place to start is by simply finding someone you can connect with and trust with your fears and worries; who can offer you the space you need to talk freely and be listened to without judgement in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.
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Photo of Kimberley Webb- Private Psychotherapy Yorkshire, Psychologist in Gainsborough, England
Kimberley Webb- Private Psychotherapy Yorkshire
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bawtry DN10  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR and Schema Therapist. I provide evidence-based psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to adults experiencing difficulties such as trauma, relationship difficulties and emotional distress. I provide bespoke therapy to support you in making sense of, and addressing the difficulties that prompted you to seek therapy. I. utilise schema, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches as well as traditional CBT methods, I am the co-developer of: privatepsychotherapyyorkshire
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR and Schema Therapist. I provide evidence-based psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to adults experiencing difficulties such as trauma, relationship difficulties and emotional distress. I provide bespoke therapy to support you in making sense of, and addressing the difficulties that prompted you to seek therapy. I. utilise schema, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches as well as traditional CBT methods, I am the co-developer of: privatepsychotherapyyorkshire
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Photo of Anna Doyle, Psychotherapist in Gainsborough, England
Anna Doyle
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Doncaster DN10
Welcome. Hello, I'm Anna. 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 understand that we can all encounter times when life feels particularly hard and overwhelming. Perhaps you’re feeling the impact of past hurts, trauma or unresolved issues. Maybe there seems to be no reason for the difficulties and challenges you are currently experiencing, and you just need time and space to talk things through with an experienced professional. I am open to exploring how we can work together and reassure you.
Welcome. Hello, I'm Anna. 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 understand that we can all encounter times when life feels particularly hard and overwhelming. Perhaps you’re feeling the impact of past hurts, trauma or unresolved issues. Maybe there seems to be no reason for the difficulties and challenges you are currently experiencing, and you just need time and space to talk things through with an experienced professional. I am open to exploring how we can work together and reassure you.
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Photo of Self Made Mental Health, Psychotherapist in Gainsborough, England
Self Made Mental Health
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bawtry DN10
Waitlist for new clients
I am very much committed to helping my clients be the best version of themselves and believe that everyone has arrived at the version of themselves they are today because of what they’ve been through. That means there are always understandable reasons why someone is having a tough time or struggling with something, no matter what that difficulty might be. Because of that belief, I am far more likely to ask what has happened to you, versus what is wrong with you - even if you have a diagnosis. You might already have a clear goal, or you could be reading this wondering where on earth to start. Either way, I’m glad you made it here!
I am very much committed to helping my clients be the best version of themselves and believe that everyone has arrived at the version of themselves they are today because of what they’ve been through. That means there are always understandable reasons why someone is having a tough time or struggling with something, no matter what that difficulty might be. Because of that belief, I am far more likely to ask what has happened to you, versus what is wrong with you - even if you have a diagnosis. You might already have a clear goal, or you could be reading this wondering where on earth to start. Either way, I’m glad you made it here!
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gainsborough

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Gainsborough who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
92% Stress
83% Bereavement
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Anger Management

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% AXA PPP
60% Bupa

How Counsellors in Gainsborough see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gainsborough?

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.