Counselling in Gawsworth

Photo of Linda Hayward, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Linda Hayward
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Gawsworth SK11
I believe that when we’re free of emotional and psychological problems, we are able to live our lives to the fullest and reach our potential, for a life without limits. By looking after our mental health, we naturally improve the quality of our life. Good mental health, strengthens and supports our ability to maintain good physical health.
I believe that when we’re free of emotional and psychological problems, we are able to live our lives to the fullest and reach our potential, for a life without limits. By looking after our mental health, we naturally improve the quality of our life. Good mental health, strengthens and supports our ability to maintain good physical health.
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Ronit Bowman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Gawsworth SK11
Life can either feel or in fact be challenging at times. I believe from time to time we all need some space to safely explore, make sense, let go, make peace and grow. I offer a safe confidential non-judgmental space to explore. The snowdrop symbolises hope and transformation, a new beginning. My aim is to help you take a journey in which you can face, understand and overcome situations that may seem hopeless, help you find warmth, develop a new found confidence to enable you to grow and blossom. I have many years' experience as a qualified counsellor. My main areas of work; LGBT+ , Depression,Eating disorders.
Life can either feel or in fact be challenging at times. I believe from time to time we all need some space to safely explore, make sense, let go, make peace and grow. I offer a safe confidential non-judgmental space to explore. The snowdrop symbolises hope and transformation, a new beginning. My aim is to help you take a journey in which you can face, understand and overcome situations that may seem hopeless, help you find warmth, develop a new found confidence to enable you to grow and blossom. I have many years' experience as a qualified counsellor. My main areas of work; LGBT+ , Depression,Eating disorders.
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Photo of Laura Mamczur, Psychotherapist in Gawsworth, England
Laura Mamczur
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Gawsworth SK11  (Online Only)
I have 18 years experience working in mental health services both within the NHS and private sector. I am fully BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and a registered mental health nurse (RMN). I offer specialist psychological therapy for anxiety disorders, depression, eating difficulties, O.C.D, trauma, addiction, self-injury, sleep problems, children’s behaviour, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Conditions for adults, children and young people. All interventions offered are evidence based and recommended in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance.
I have 18 years experience working in mental health services both within the NHS and private sector. I am fully BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and a registered mental health nurse (RMN). I offer specialist psychological therapy for anxiety disorders, depression, eating difficulties, O.C.D, trauma, addiction, self-injury, sleep problems, children’s behaviour, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Conditions for adults, children and young people. All interventions offered are evidence based and recommended in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance.
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Photo of Hayley Stevens, Psychotherapist in Gawsworth, England
Hayley Stevens
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Gawsworth SK11
People usually contact me around issues of embodiment - meaning they are either overwhelmed by physical, emotional and psychological pain or the opposite - numb and cut-off from life. I have specialist training to work psycho-somatically. I support people working through complex trauma and dissociation. Associated with this are day-to-day issues in relationships arising from adaptations to trauma through life. As clients experience themselves as more connected/embodied their focus often shifts to creative self-expression and how to maintain aliveness in a world that often does not support its expression.
People usually contact me around issues of embodiment - meaning they are either overwhelmed by physical, emotional and psychological pain or the opposite - numb and cut-off from life. I have specialist training to work psycho-somatically. I support people working through complex trauma and dissociation. Associated with this are day-to-day issues in relationships arising from adaptations to trauma through life. As clients experience themselves as more connected/embodied their focus often shifts to creative self-expression and how to maintain aliveness in a world that often does not support its expression.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Ben Lea, Psychotherapist in Gawsworth, England
Ben Lea
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Macclesfield SK10
I'm Ben, an experienced mental health practitioner who has worked in the NHS for over 12 years. I work with both adults and children online only at present, but my main experience within the NHS has revolved around working with children and adolescents in a CAMHS team, working with complex and severe difficulties. I work with people at a pace which they feel comfortable, whilst also ensuring that we set collaborative goals to help improve someone's life. I'm registered with the BABCP and specialise in PTSD but have extensive experience in social anxiety, OCD, worry, depression, low self esteem, health anxiety and panic disorder.
I'm Ben, an experienced mental health practitioner who has worked in the NHS for over 12 years. I work with both adults and children online only at present, but my main experience within the NHS has revolved around working with children and adolescents in a CAMHS team, working with complex and severe difficulties. I work with people at a pace which they feel comfortable, whilst also ensuring that we set collaborative goals to help improve someone's life. I'm registered with the BABCP and specialise in PTSD but have extensive experience in social anxiety, OCD, worry, depression, low self esteem, health anxiety and panic disorder.
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Photo of Jack Andrew Brown, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Jack Andrew Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Macclesfield SK10
I believe everyone has the right to feel safe, heard and respected in life and in the therapy room. Knowing what is best for our mental health is often overwhelming, I am here to help you find a way through what can seem an insurmountable task. Many reasons make people want to see a counsellor. Sometimes this might be something concrete; the loss of a loved one or having endured a time of great personal stress. Your concerns might be more vague; a sense of disconnection or unhappiness in life with no easily recognisable cause.
I believe everyone has the right to feel safe, heard and respected in life and in the therapy room. Knowing what is best for our mental health is often overwhelming, I am here to help you find a way through what can seem an insurmountable task. Many reasons make people want to see a counsellor. Sometimes this might be something concrete; the loss of a loved one or having endured a time of great personal stress. Your concerns might be more vague; a sense of disconnection or unhappiness in life with no easily recognisable cause.
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Photo of Susan Gray Online Counselling , Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Susan Gray Online Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Prestbury SK10
Hello. I'm Sue, a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
Hello. I'm Sue, a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
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Photo of Paula Charnley, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Paula Charnley
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Macclesfield SK11
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
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Photo of Audra McKellar, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Audra McKellar
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Macclesfield SK10
Are you feeling stuck in your life or your relationship or feeling sad and don't know why or can't move on? Are you battling with the physical symptoms of anxiety, a tight chest, nausea? These are just some of the things I can help you with. We work to find out why you feel the way you do and then we work together on change and change that sticks. I'm passionate about helping people to not only survive but thrive. There may also be some humour.
Are you feeling stuck in your life or your relationship or feeling sad and don't know why or can't move on? Are you battling with the physical symptoms of anxiety, a tight chest, nausea? These are just some of the things I can help you with. We work to find out why you feel the way you do and then we work together on change and change that sticks. I'm passionate about helping people to not only survive but thrive. There may also be some humour.
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Photo of Karin Hughes, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Karin Hughes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Macclesfield SK10
We all have times when we struggle with life, we may have issues with anxiety, depression, behaviours we are uncomfortable with, habits we want to break, discord in relationships or breakdowns in communication. However life impacts you, whether you recognise that something isn't right, feel out of sorts or just feel general dissatisfaction with your life, you may benefit from support to explore what troubles you and identify the changes you need to make. Together we can identify your needs, establish some goals and I can help you take a positive step towards the future you wish for yourself.
We all have times when we struggle with life, we may have issues with anxiety, depression, behaviours we are uncomfortable with, habits we want to break, discord in relationships or breakdowns in communication. However life impacts you, whether you recognise that something isn't right, feel out of sorts or just feel general dissatisfaction with your life, you may benefit from support to explore what troubles you and identify the changes you need to make. Together we can identify your needs, establish some goals and I can help you take a positive step towards the future you wish for yourself.
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Photo of Kate Ann Axford, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Kate Ann Axford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Macclesfield SK10
Through my counselling training, work and life experiences, I have realised that every person and every problem is unique. Counselling protects your autonomy and allows you to feel that you are being listened to and valued; that your issues are real and important but significantly they can be worked through and there is a way to move on. It gives you a space which is confidential, secure and supportive whatever the issue whether it's a problem with a relationship or the devastation of grief. I see my clients as valuable human beings who are temporarily lost and confused and my job is to help them find clarity and hope.
Through my counselling training, work and life experiences, I have realised that every person and every problem is unique. Counselling protects your autonomy and allows you to feel that you are being listened to and valued; that your issues are real and important but significantly they can be worked through and there is a way to move on. It gives you a space which is confidential, secure and supportive whatever the issue whether it's a problem with a relationship or the devastation of grief. I see my clients as valuable human beings who are temporarily lost and confused and my job is to help them find clarity and hope.
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Photo of Alison Louise Oxborrow, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Alison Louise Oxborrow
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Macclesfield SK10
Is there a growing distance between you and your partner? Are criticism, hurts, resentment and bitterness beginning to dominate your relationship? If so, I guess you may both be feeling weary and wounded, you may even be wondering whether you are with the right person. If this is your experience, don’t panic. Struggle is a normal part of intimate relationship and Imago Relationship Counselling offers genuine hope. Imago is a form of couples counselling which is focused on enabling you and your partner to break destructive patterns of behaviour, to reconnect at a deeper level and to experience understanding, love & joy again.
Is there a growing distance between you and your partner? Are criticism, hurts, resentment and bitterness beginning to dominate your relationship? If so, I guess you may both be feeling weary and wounded, you may even be wondering whether you are with the right person. If this is your experience, don’t panic. Struggle is a normal part of intimate relationship and Imago Relationship Counselling offers genuine hope. Imago is a form of couples counselling which is focused on enabling you and your partner to break destructive patterns of behaviour, to reconnect at a deeper level and to experience understanding, love & joy again.
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Photo of Christian Chalfont, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Christian Chalfont
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Macclesfield SK11
As an Integrative Counsellor, I provide a service that combines several therapeutic practices, all aimed towards helping you feel whole again. In recent years, my work has focused strongly on addiction, trauma and issues around sex and sexuality. I also have a particular focus on identity, self-worth and boundaries. We are what we think and what we think governs how we feel - our beliefs shape our reality. My role is to help you process and integrate whatever it is you are struggling with, supporting you on your journey to improved mental and emotional wellbeing.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I provide a service that combines several therapeutic practices, all aimed towards helping you feel whole again. In recent years, my work has focused strongly on addiction, trauma and issues around sex and sexuality. I also have a particular focus on identity, self-worth and boundaries. We are what we think and what we think governs how we feel - our beliefs shape our reality. My role is to help you process and integrate whatever it is you are struggling with, supporting you on your journey to improved mental and emotional wellbeing.
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Photo of Jo Barritt, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Jo Barritt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stockport SK11  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Jo, I'm a qualified counsellor and have many years of experience. I currently work for the NHS as well as in private practice.  I understand that sometimes we all need someone to talk to, life can become overwhelming, confusing, or distressing for anyone, for many different reasons.  This is where counselling, and I, can be useful.  Counselling can be just the place to untangle your thoughts and make sense of what is going on for you, and how you might like it to change. I recognise that everyone is different. We are all individuals, and I therefore believe that therapy should also be unique to you, and your experience.
Hi, I'm Jo, I'm a qualified counsellor and have many years of experience. I currently work for the NHS as well as in private practice.  I understand that sometimes we all need someone to talk to, life can become overwhelming, confusing, or distressing for anyone, for many different reasons.  This is where counselling, and I, can be useful.  Counselling can be just the place to untangle your thoughts and make sense of what is going on for you, and how you might like it to change. I recognise that everyone is different. We are all individuals, and I therefore believe that therapy should also be unique to you, and your experience.
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Photo of Philipp C. Berkovits, Psychotherapist in Gawsworth, England
Philipp C. Berkovits
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Stoke-on-Trent SK11
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
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Photo of Carol Maynard Psychotherapy & Counselling in Gawsworth, England
Carol Maynard Psychotherapy & Counselling
Macclesfield SK10
I WORK WITH; adults of 18yrs+ & couples. MY WORK COVERS; family & childhood, health issues, body aches & pains, eating, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, abuse, relationships, codependency, marriage, divorce & separation. WHY YOU MIGHT COME TO THERAPY; You might be feeling down, stuck, confused, helpless, hopeless or experiencing really difficult emotions. Maybe you are experiencing high levels of anxiety. You may have experienced a particular challenging or traumatic event or series of events. You might be experiencing relationship difficulties or may believe the only option is to split.
I WORK WITH; adults of 18yrs+ & couples. MY WORK COVERS; family & childhood, health issues, body aches & pains, eating, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, abuse, relationships, codependency, marriage, divorce & separation. WHY YOU MIGHT COME TO THERAPY; You might be feeling down, stuck, confused, helpless, hopeless or experiencing really difficult emotions. Maybe you are experiencing high levels of anxiety. You may have experienced a particular challenging or traumatic event or series of events. You might be experiencing relationship difficulties or may believe the only option is to split.
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Photo of Sam Hughes Counselling, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Sam Hughes Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Macclesfield SK11
Hello If you want a confidential, welcoming non – judgemental space to make sense of what is troubling you please get in touch. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation to see if you think we will work well together. Sessions can be face to face, on line, on the telephone or we could go for a walk together. Alternatively, if you prefer we could choose a quiet spot outside to sit and talk. I work with you individually or with you and your partner, helping you to fully explore issues and improve your situation. You will rediscover your strengths in a supportive environment to help you move forward with confidence.
Hello If you want a confidential, welcoming non – judgemental space to make sense of what is troubling you please get in touch. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation to see if you think we will work well together. Sessions can be face to face, on line, on the telephone or we could go for a walk together. Alternatively, if you prefer we could choose a quiet spot outside to sit and talk. I work with you individually or with you and your partner, helping you to fully explore issues and improve your situation. You will rediscover your strengths in a supportive environment to help you move forward with confidence.
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Photo of Hannah Green, Counsellor in Gawsworth, England
Hannah Green
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified
Macclesfield SK10  (Online Only)
My name is Hannah Green and I am a Fully-Qualified BACP Person Centred Counsellor, based in the North West of England. I have several years experience, working with adults, teenagers and young people; supporting them through a range of issues (such as anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and trauma). I specialise in Person Centred counselling, which is at the core of my practice. This means, that all the sessions are led by you and will move at a pace you feel comfortable with. I also integrate a variety of additional theoretical-models, approaches and techniques to suit the individual.
My name is Hannah Green and I am a Fully-Qualified BACP Person Centred Counsellor, based in the North West of England. I have several years experience, working with adults, teenagers and young people; supporting them through a range of issues (such as anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and trauma). I specialise in Person Centred counselling, which is at the core of my practice. This means, that all the sessions are led by you and will move at a pace you feel comfortable with. I also integrate a variety of additional theoretical-models, approaches and techniques to suit the individual.
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Photo of Elaine Wearing, Psychotherapist in Gawsworth, England
Elaine Wearing
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Macclesfield SK10
I’m a mature and experienced therapist and qualified counselling supervisor. I have knowledge and experience of various types of therapy and work in an integrative way, which means I can tailor your therapy to suit you. At the heart of all my work is a person-centred ethos and my priority is to build a trusting, open and honest relationship which will enable you to feel truly heard and understood. This in itself can bring enormous comfort and relief and help you develop a better understanding of yourself; find choices; build belief in yourself and ultimately to enrich your relationships and enhance your life.
I’m a mature and experienced therapist and qualified counselling supervisor. I have knowledge and experience of various types of therapy and work in an integrative way, which means I can tailor your therapy to suit you. At the heart of all my work is a person-centred ethos and my priority is to build a trusting, open and honest relationship which will enable you to feel truly heard and understood. This in itself can bring enormous comfort and relief and help you develop a better understanding of yourself; find choices; build belief in yourself and ultimately to enrich your relationships and enhance your life.
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Photo of Jean Herbert (Therapyforteens) in Gawsworth, England
Jean Herbert (Therapyforteens)
Macclesfield SK11
Adolescence is a time of exploring the world and figuring out who we are and therefore relationships are fundamental in order to grow up into a happy healthy human being. Breakdown in relationships such as suffering a bereavement, not getting on with someone close to you, going through a big change or feeling lonely and isolated can lead to feeling depressed. I have seen great results using this time limited intervention and would like to help more young people get back on track and enjoying life. ​
Adolescence is a time of exploring the world and figuring out who we are and therefore relationships are fundamental in order to grow up into a happy healthy human being. Breakdown in relationships such as suffering a bereavement, not getting on with someone close to you, going through a big change or feeling lonely and isolated can lead to feeling depressed. I have seen great results using this time limited intervention and would like to help more young people get back on track and enjoying life. ​
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gawsworth

< 10

Counsellors in Gawsworth who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Anger Management
100% Women's Issues
100% Stress
75% Child

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% APRIL UK
100% Aviva

How Counsellors in Gawsworth see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gawsworth?

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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.