Counselling in Gomersal

Photo of Jennifer Lowe, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
Jennifer Lowe
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gomersal BD19
I am a person centered counsellor. I have experience in supporting adults & young people with many difficult aspects of life these include: anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship issues, stress and many other challenging issues.. With talking therapy I can offer you a safe space to explore your own thoughts and feelings without any judgements. You may feel alone even though you have plenty of people around you, you maybe experiencing difficult thoughts, are you struggling, this time will be your space to talk about anything.
I am a person centered counsellor. I have experience in supporting adults & young people with many difficult aspects of life these include: anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship issues, stress and many other challenging issues.. With talking therapy I can offer you a safe space to explore your own thoughts and feelings without any judgements. You may feel alone even though you have plenty of people around you, you maybe experiencing difficult thoughts, are you struggling, this time will be your space to talk about anything.
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Northern Lighthouse Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Gomersal BD19
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Charlotte. I am a Registered Psychologist and Accredited EMDR therapist. I have 20 years of experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I am passionate about helping people struggling with distressing emotions which may lead to suicidal & self-injurious thinking and behaviour. I also have significant experience working with people who have experienced trauma (and may have a PTSD diagnosis) and may have been given a personality disorder diagnosis. In addition to using EMDR I am also trained in DBT and schema therapy so tend to use a combined approach tailored to the needs of the individual.
Hi, I’m Charlotte. I am a Registered Psychologist and Accredited EMDR therapist. I have 20 years of experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I am passionate about helping people struggling with distressing emotions which may lead to suicidal & self-injurious thinking and behaviour. I also have significant experience working with people who have experienced trauma (and may have a PTSD diagnosis) and may have been given a personality disorder diagnosis. In addition to using EMDR I am also trained in DBT and schema therapy so tend to use a combined approach tailored to the needs of the individual.
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Tina Waddington
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Gomersal BD19
Everybody who comes to counselling has different aims and outcomes that they want to achieve. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I believe it can unlock thoughts and emotions and help you to process your experiences, exploring your current difficulties, alongside historic issues and relationships.
Everybody who comes to counselling has different aims and outcomes that they want to achieve. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I believe it can unlock thoughts and emotions and help you to process your experiences, exploring your current difficulties, alongside historic issues and relationships.
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connect 2 emdr
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Gomersal BD19
Hi, I'm Lauren a trauma therapist specalising in EMDR psychotherapy. EMDR is now the front line treatment for PTSD. It can be used to treat single traumas, For example a road traffic accident. Or multiple traumas. For example, veterans, abuse survivors. EMDR is hugley succesful at treating a range of mental health issues (anxiety, low mood, poor sleep, self harm, self esteem, self sabotage behaviours and many more). For some starting therapy can be extremely daunting. Together we will develop a plan and pace that suits you.
Hi, I'm Lauren a trauma therapist specalising in EMDR psychotherapy. EMDR is now the front line treatment for PTSD. It can be used to treat single traumas, For example a road traffic accident. Or multiple traumas. For example, veterans, abuse survivors. EMDR is hugley succesful at treating a range of mental health issues (anxiety, low mood, poor sleep, self harm, self esteem, self sabotage behaviours and many more). For some starting therapy can be extremely daunting. Together we will develop a plan and pace that suits you.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Magdalena Szczurek, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
Magdalena Szczurek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF1
I offer a safe and supportive therapy in confidential settings for Adults, Teenagers and Couples where we can explore any difficulties, distress which you may be experiencing or even dissatisfaction with life. I provide emotional support to those who suffer with all types of mental and domestic health distress (depression, anxiety and stress), relationship issues, trauma, suicide, self-harm as a result have lost their self-confidence and self-worth.I also offer support and guidance for couples who struggle with everyday stress in their lives which could have negative impacts on their relationship, lack of communication and intimacy.
I offer a safe and supportive therapy in confidential settings for Adults, Teenagers and Couples where we can explore any difficulties, distress which you may be experiencing or even dissatisfaction with life. I provide emotional support to those who suffer with all types of mental and domestic health distress (depression, anxiety and stress), relationship issues, trauma, suicide, self-harm as a result have lost their self-confidence and self-worth.I also offer support and guidance for couples who struggle with everyday stress in their lives which could have negative impacts on their relationship, lack of communication and intimacy.
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Photo of Tracey Cohen, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
Tracey Cohen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS1
I Work with a number of issues. Depression Addiction Grief Relationship issues, anxiety stress. I offer couple counselling I am accredited with 21 years experience, I teach counselling and keep up to date with my work. I offer excellent Addiction therapy offering extensive experience and knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. I work in a confidential manner giving my clients the support needed to get results. I integrate my therapies using a variety of methods. Person centred Psychodynamic Cognitive Behaviour, EMDR, TA, Gestalts', I use what model is best for the clients issues. Call, text or email me for an appointment.
I Work with a number of issues. Depression Addiction Grief Relationship issues, anxiety stress. I offer couple counselling I am accredited with 21 years experience, I teach counselling and keep up to date with my work. I offer excellent Addiction therapy offering extensive experience and knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. I work in a confidential manner giving my clients the support needed to get results. I integrate my therapies using a variety of methods. Person centred Psychodynamic Cognitive Behaviour, EMDR, TA, Gestalts', I use what model is best for the clients issues. Call, text or email me for an appointment.
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Photo of Rhiannon Rees, Psychotherapist in Gomersal, England
Rhiannon Rees
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Leeds LS1
Even the most driven and ambitious of us can become stuck, overwhelmed with anxiety and self-doubt. Perhaps you are in a career and job that you love, but the stress of living up to the expectations of who you want to be, is costing you the fulfilment you once felt. The worry of not being good enough can derail your progress and small setbacks feel huge, further knocking your confidence. While others offer reassurance, you hold onto the blame, trying to keep the self-doubt hidden on the inside to save face. Maybe you wish you could be as confident and easy going as others at the top, thinking, “why can’t I just…?”
Even the most driven and ambitious of us can become stuck, overwhelmed with anxiety and self-doubt. Perhaps you are in a career and job that you love, but the stress of living up to the expectations of who you want to be, is costing you the fulfilment you once felt. The worry of not being good enough can derail your progress and small setbacks feel huge, further knocking your confidence. While others offer reassurance, you hold onto the blame, trying to keep the self-doubt hidden on the inside to save face. Maybe you wish you could be as confident and easy going as others at the top, thinking, “why can’t I just…?”
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Photo of Catherine Asta, Psychotherapist in Gomersal, England
Catherine Asta
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
A compassion driven Psychotherapist - with an unequivocal specialism in ‘Bringing Sparkle Back’ and an impassioned champion of women and their stories. Over the last 7 years I’ve worked with hundreds of women and have spent thousands and thousand of hours inside the minds of women. I’m UK based, Ilkley in Yorkshire to be precise, but with a global client base, and a featured expert across the BBC and the media. I am licensed to practice with the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCIP) and was awarded a Fellow in 2019 for outstanding commitment to my profession - www.catherineasta.com
A compassion driven Psychotherapist - with an unequivocal specialism in ‘Bringing Sparkle Back’ and an impassioned champion of women and their stories. Over the last 7 years I’ve worked with hundreds of women and have spent thousands and thousand of hours inside the minds of women. I’m UK based, Ilkley in Yorkshire to be precise, but with a global client base, and a featured expert across the BBC and the media. I am licensed to practice with the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCIP) and was awarded a Fellow in 2019 for outstanding commitment to my profession - www.catherineasta.com
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Photo of Women in Bloom Psychology, Psychologist in Gomersal, England
Women in Bloom Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Wakefield WF1
Hi, I'm Tracey, I specialise in psychological therapy for women. I understand that, as a woman, there are many unique challenges and life transitions to face. Relationship difficulties, work challenges, pregnancy and motherhood, perimenopause and menopause, bereavements, traumas, the list can seem endless. When you're struggling, having a safe space to reflect on what's happening for you, to connect with the emotional impacts, and discover how you can learn to adapt is vital. It lets you build your sense of strength and resilience and ultimately, it encourages you to heal and continue to grow despite what life has thrown your way.
Hi, I'm Tracey, I specialise in psychological therapy for women. I understand that, as a woman, there are many unique challenges and life transitions to face. Relationship difficulties, work challenges, pregnancy and motherhood, perimenopause and menopause, bereavements, traumas, the list can seem endless. When you're struggling, having a safe space to reflect on what's happening for you, to connect with the emotional impacts, and discover how you can learn to adapt is vital. It lets you build your sense of strength and resilience and ultimately, it encourages you to heal and continue to grow despite what life has thrown your way.
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Photo of Lilly Sutton-Parsons, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
Lilly Sutton-Parsons
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS1
Welcome. I know life can feel challenging at times, it can feel stressful, overwhelming and full of uncertainty. I can support you on this journey of self-discovery by offering a warm, collaborative and compassionate environment free from judgment. Are you feeling low? Anxious? Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? I can support you in untangling and processing difficult thoughts and painful feelings. I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, here to support you through whatever life may be presenting you with. I recognise that your reasons for seeking therapy will be as individual as you.
Welcome. I know life can feel challenging at times, it can feel stressful, overwhelming and full of uncertainty. I can support you on this journey of self-discovery by offering a warm, collaborative and compassionate environment free from judgment. Are you feeling low? Anxious? Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? I can support you in untangling and processing difficult thoughts and painful feelings. I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, here to support you through whatever life may be presenting you with. I recognise that your reasons for seeking therapy will be as individual as you.
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Photo of J Heline Freea Mind Body Therapies Training Supervision, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
J Heline Freea Mind Body Therapies Training Supervision
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS16
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
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Photo of Phil McQuillan, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
Phil McQuillan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS1
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist with previous experience of working an NHS and a university setting. I work with adults and young people 17+, who come to see me about anxiety, panic attacks, stress, trauma, relationship issues, difficulties at work, identity, low confidence, bereavement, depression, issues stemming from neurodiversity and people seeking personal development.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist with previous experience of working an NHS and a university setting. I work with adults and young people 17+, who come to see me about anxiety, panic attacks, stress, trauma, relationship issues, difficulties at work, identity, low confidence, bereavement, depression, issues stemming from neurodiversity and people seeking personal development.
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Photo of Debbie Hair, Psychologist in Gomersal, England
Debbie Hair
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Wakefield WF1
Hi, I'm Debbie, a Registered Psychologist based across North Leeds and Wakefield. I have 11 years experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I offer a compassionate and caring approach within therapy and believe in order to help someone it is important we have a positive therapeutic relationship. I have worked with people who struggle with intense emotions which may have led them to experience self injurious and/or suicidal thoughts or behaviours. I aim to provide space where people can feel they can discuss issues causing them difficulty and aim to work alongside them to achieve their goals.
Hi, I'm Debbie, a Registered Psychologist based across North Leeds and Wakefield. I have 11 years experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I offer a compassionate and caring approach within therapy and believe in order to help someone it is important we have a positive therapeutic relationship. I have worked with people who struggle with intense emotions which may have led them to experience self injurious and/or suicidal thoughts or behaviours. I aim to provide space where people can feel they can discuss issues causing them difficulty and aim to work alongside them to achieve their goals.
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Photo of Emma Dunn, Psychotherapist in Gomersal, England
Emma Dunn
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Brighouse HD6
Hello. I am Emma. The common themes for those seeking help are anxiety, low self confidence and depression, I believe we might not recognise these terms. It is more like you feel life is a struggle with no direction and purpose, or your head feels full of thoughts, and you feel restless. I have success with clients who, in addition to wanting to be better, want to find themselves and understand the world in which they live. This often means working with existential questions; Why am I here? What is the point? I also work with trauma. I support issues with food. I am a trained Mindfulness teacher and this can form part of our work.
Hello. I am Emma. The common themes for those seeking help are anxiety, low self confidence and depression, I believe we might not recognise these terms. It is more like you feel life is a struggle with no direction and purpose, or your head feels full of thoughts, and you feel restless. I have success with clients who, in addition to wanting to be better, want to find themselves and understand the world in which they live. This often means working with existential questions; Why am I here? What is the point? I also work with trauma. I support issues with food. I am a trained Mindfulness teacher and this can form part of our work.
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Photo of Anna Townend, Psychotherapist in Gomersal, England
Anna Townend
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Halifax HX2
If you want to feel more connected to your body, move past trauma and be in the world with confidence and ease, this is the space for you. If you wish you could express yourself and feel alive, but your feelings are overwhelming you, or you have lost contact with them altogether, then we can work with this. The good news is that you have all you need inside you to build a better life - I know this from my own experience and from guiding many others. There's an alternative to the traditional talking therapies: movement as a language of healing; a space to explore your relationship with yourself and your body.
If you want to feel more connected to your body, move past trauma and be in the world with confidence and ease, this is the space for you. If you wish you could express yourself and feel alive, but your feelings are overwhelming you, or you have lost contact with them altogether, then we can work with this. The good news is that you have all you need inside you to build a better life - I know this from my own experience and from guiding many others. There's an alternative to the traditional talking therapies: movement as a language of healing; a space to explore your relationship with yourself and your body.
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Photo of Tanya Dobrovolskis, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
Tanya Dobrovolskis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS11  (Online Only)
Hi I am Tanya, working on line or phone, I am a neurodivergent psychotherapist. Experienced in working with trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, negative internal dialogue and ADHD. I use person centred and inner child therapy. This means looking back at your past to understand and challenge the unwanted behaviours you are dealing with today. I can offer you a safe environment to help you to change negative internal dialogue and low self-esteem and through self-compassion and empathy help you to build your self worth and feel stronger and more confident moving forward. I offer long and short term therapy.
Hi I am Tanya, working on line or phone, I am a neurodivergent psychotherapist. Experienced in working with trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, negative internal dialogue and ADHD. I use person centred and inner child therapy. This means looking back at your past to understand and challenge the unwanted behaviours you are dealing with today. I can offer you a safe environment to help you to change negative internal dialogue and low self-esteem and through self-compassion and empathy help you to build your self worth and feel stronger and more confident moving forward. I offer long and short term therapy.
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Photo of Judith Mariel Perla Wells, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
Judith Mariel Perla Wells
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor -offering Individual psychotherapy. I also work with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a very effective and proven approach for the treatment of trauma. My approach to therapy is integrative. People are diverse and ways of facing and resolving problems vary from individual to individual I find that sticking to just one fixed approach would be forced and simplistic. I work drawing from different theories and approaches what feels best for each unique individual experience.
I am an experienced counsellor -offering Individual psychotherapy. I also work with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a very effective and proven approach for the treatment of trauma. My approach to therapy is integrative. People are diverse and ways of facing and resolving problems vary from individual to individual I find that sticking to just one fixed approach would be forced and simplistic. I work drawing from different theories and approaches what feels best for each unique individual experience.
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Photo of Dr Tom Mountjoy, Psychologist in Gomersal, England
Dr Tom Mountjoy
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
Dr. Tom Mountjoy is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with substantial experience within mental health, clinical health psychology, and neuropsychology settings. He provides assessment and therapy input covering a range of psychological issues, including treatment for anxiety and depression, and workplace difficulties. Tom has additional interests in acquired brain injury, neurological conditions, chronic health conditions and adjustment to living with disability.
Dr. Tom Mountjoy is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with substantial experience within mental health, clinical health psychology, and neuropsychology settings. He provides assessment and therapy input covering a range of psychological issues, including treatment for anxiety and depression, and workplace difficulties. Tom has additional interests in acquired brain injury, neurological conditions, chronic health conditions and adjustment to living with disability.
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Photo of Chloe Johnstone, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
Chloe Johnstone
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS12  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Chloe Johnstone, a dedicated psychotherapist with a passion for supporting individuals. I offer collaborative psychotherapy with my use of the Relational Approach, and my Integrative training allows me to draw from various approaches, such as: Transactional Analysis, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Somatic Therapy. Relational psychotherapy emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client. Together, we would consider the role of interpersonal dynamics and how past relationships, especially in early life, influence your current psychological state.
Hello, I'm Chloe Johnstone, a dedicated psychotherapist with a passion for supporting individuals. I offer collaborative psychotherapy with my use of the Relational Approach, and my Integrative training allows me to draw from various approaches, such as: Transactional Analysis, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Somatic Therapy. Relational psychotherapy emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client. Together, we would consider the role of interpersonal dynamics and how past relationships, especially in early life, influence your current psychological state.
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Photo of Liz Parry, Counsellor in Gomersal, England
Liz Parry
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS13
Do you feel overwhelmed and experience anxiety, depression, sadness, loneliness or feelings of not being good enough? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties? Do you worry about what other people think of you? I provide a calm, warm, confidential and non-judgemental space. I will work with you at your pace to help you explore and make sense of your inner thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Understanding yourself more deeply means you can recognise how and why you respond to life's challenges, this then gives you the chance to learn new and effective ways to respond. This can help you make significant and lasting change.
Do you feel overwhelmed and experience anxiety, depression, sadness, loneliness or feelings of not being good enough? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties? Do you worry about what other people think of you? I provide a calm, warm, confidential and non-judgemental space. I will work with you at your pace to help you explore and make sense of your inner thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Understanding yourself more deeply means you can recognise how and why you respond to life's challenges, this then gives you the chance to learn new and effective ways to respond. This can help you make significant and lasting change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gomersal

< 10

Counsellors in Gomersal who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Suicidal Ideation
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Gomersal see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gomersal?

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.