Counselling in Gosport

Photo of Pauline Wallace, Counsellor in Gosport, England
Pauline Wallace
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Hi I'm Pauline, thank you for reaching out as I understand that this can be difficult. Are you tired of feeling tired? Stressed or anxious? Struggling to concentrate, to sleep? Maybe you are worried about how you will cope? Angry or tearful? Do you feel anxious and don't know what the next step is? Have you lost your confidence, or identity? Do you fear you are going 'mad'? Being able to talk to someone outside your circle of family and friends can help. I won't tell you what to do but I will walk alongside you to help you understand how your experiences have impacted you.
Hi I'm Pauline, thank you for reaching out as I understand that this can be difficult. Are you tired of feeling tired? Stressed or anxious? Struggling to concentrate, to sleep? Maybe you are worried about how you will cope? Angry or tearful? Do you feel anxious and don't know what the next step is? Have you lost your confidence, or identity? Do you fear you are going 'mad'? Being able to talk to someone outside your circle of family and friends can help. I won't tell you what to do but I will walk alongside you to help you understand how your experiences have impacted you.
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Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO13  (Online Only)
Your past is something you desperately want to forget. You have done your utmost to push it all out of your mind and just get on with your life. But no matter how hard you try, those awful thoughts and feelings follow you wherever you go, catching you out when you least expect it. You feel trapped, powerless to change any of this. You feel out of control, unable to manage the stress in your body. And every time those images pop into your mind, you feel ashamed and guilty. There is this voice inside you telling you you should have done something more, something else. Then it would have all been different.
Your past is something you desperately want to forget. You have done your utmost to push it all out of your mind and just get on with your life. But no matter how hard you try, those awful thoughts and feelings follow you wherever you go, catching you out when you least expect it. You feel trapped, powerless to change any of this. You feel out of control, unable to manage the stress in your body. And every time those images pop into your mind, you feel ashamed and guilty. There is this voice inside you telling you you should have done something more, something else. Then it would have all been different.
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Dr Kevin Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12  (Online Only)
Many people have had an experience of therapy in the past and it has not produced the results they wanted. This in part can be due to the person going to see a therapist who is trained in one specific therapeutic modality (approach), who then tries to make the client fit that one approach. Collaboratively, we will work together to help you feel better, happier, more in control and confident in who you are as a person. As you begin to understand yourself and why you do things more, this will open you up to greater awareness in all parts of your life; home, work and relationships.
Many people have had an experience of therapy in the past and it has not produced the results they wanted. This in part can be due to the person going to see a therapist who is trained in one specific therapeutic modality (approach), who then tries to make the client fit that one approach. Collaboratively, we will work together to help you feel better, happier, more in control and confident in who you are as a person. As you begin to understand yourself and why you do things more, this will open you up to greater awareness in all parts of your life; home, work and relationships.
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WholeSum Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Nichola, and I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor; I also have training to utilise the CBT and Humanistic approaches alongside my main modality. Currently, I am offering telephone and online sessions. This will be reviewed regularly. I have familiarity in working with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, from the ages of 12+. I place individuality at the forefront of my sessions and value autonomy. With this, I also provide a safe, confidential environment that encompasses exploration.
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Nichola, and I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor; I also have training to utilise the CBT and Humanistic approaches alongside my main modality. Currently, I am offering telephone and online sessions. This will be reviewed regularly. I have familiarity in working with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, from the ages of 12+. I place individuality at the forefront of my sessions and value autonomy. With this, I also provide a safe, confidential environment that encompasses exploration.
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Kat Hampson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gosport PO12
I have experience working with clients with a wide variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, self-harm, relationship issues, domestic abuse, weight loss, chronic pain, and PTSD. Some clients have a good understanding of their issues and what they want to achieve, whereas others are not so sure and want help to find these things out. Whilst some issues are fairly clear cut, others can be more complex and have been present for a long time. Regardless of this, all of my clients have wanted to make changes that will improve their situation and help them to enjoy life.
I have experience working with clients with a wide variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, self-harm, relationship issues, domestic abuse, weight loss, chronic pain, and PTSD. Some clients have a good understanding of their issues and what they want to achieve, whereas others are not so sure and want help to find these things out. Whilst some issues are fairly clear cut, others can be more complex and have been present for a long time. Regardless of this, all of my clients have wanted to make changes that will improve their situation and help them to enjoy life.
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Photo of Pamela Lorraine Potter, Psychotherapist in Gosport, England
Pamela Lorraine Potter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Not accepting new clients
Developing a deeper understanding of your own emotions, behaviour patterns or thoughts is the key to making positive life changes and through a trusting relationship with the right counsellor you can achieve that understanding. I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist and offer an understanding, confidential and non-judgemental environment within which you can explore uncomfortable or painful aspects of your life. I think that finding the right counsellor is like shopping for the right pair of shoes: you may have to try a few before you find the perfect fit. For this reason I do offer a free initial 45 minute consultation.
Developing a deeper understanding of your own emotions, behaviour patterns or thoughts is the key to making positive life changes and through a trusting relationship with the right counsellor you can achieve that understanding. I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist and offer an understanding, confidential and non-judgemental environment within which you can explore uncomfortable or painful aspects of your life. I think that finding the right counsellor is like shopping for the right pair of shoes: you may have to try a few before you find the perfect fit. For this reason I do offer a free initial 45 minute consultation.
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Hermione B Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
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Helen-Melissa Crew
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Are you feeling sad, anxious or stressed? Is life feeling overwhelming or too challenging? Perhaps you are needing help to overcome anxiety, panic attacks, depression, are suffering low self-confidence or are experiencing relationship or family difficulties? Whatever your reason for counselling, whether it's big or small... get in touch to see how I can help. I am a fully qualified BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering a professional, confidential Counselling Service.
Are you feeling sad, anxious or stressed? Is life feeling overwhelming or too challenging? Perhaps you are needing help to overcome anxiety, panic attacks, depression, are suffering low self-confidence or are experiencing relationship or family difficulties? Whatever your reason for counselling, whether it's big or small... get in touch to see how I can help. I am a fully qualified BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering a professional, confidential Counselling Service.
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Helen Young Counsellor, HY Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
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Photo of Natalia Hallam, Counsellor in Gosport, England
Natalia Hallam
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life and need help to find a way forward? Hello I'm Natalia Hallam, I am committed to making a difference to my clients lives and offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapy service based in central Fareham. I have successfully worked with clients enabling them to overcome many issues, including; anxiety, bullying, bereavement and loss, depression, disordered eating, family and relationship issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, and stress. I am also highly experienced in helping clients to recover from the emotional distress caused by abuse, rape and domestic violence.
Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life and need help to find a way forward? Hello I'm Natalia Hallam, I am committed to making a difference to my clients lives and offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapy service based in central Fareham. I have successfully worked with clients enabling them to overcome many issues, including; anxiety, bullying, bereavement and loss, depression, disordered eating, family and relationship issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, and stress. I am also highly experienced in helping clients to recover from the emotional distress caused by abuse, rape and domestic violence.
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Photo of Hestia Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in Gosport, England
Hestia Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Working together using an integrative approach my focus will be to assist you in a flexible approach to counselling using many approaches to develop a rapport and good working relationship beneficial to your needs ​ Taking the first step to achieve your goals is a difficult one and I look forward to meeting you and together making those changes that you desire. As an integrative counsellor my aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours.
Working together using an integrative approach my focus will be to assist you in a flexible approach to counselling using many approaches to develop a rapport and good working relationship beneficial to your needs ​ Taking the first step to achieve your goals is a difficult one and I look forward to meeting you and together making those changes that you desire. As an integrative counsellor my aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours.
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Claire Wain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO12
Hello there and welcome. Sometimes life can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons and we may need a little help to try and work our way through it. Counselling can give us the help we need, by offering a safe place to sit with someone who is there to help you through those tough times. I understand that the decision to have counselling can perhaps be a difficult one, but I believe that together we can ease those fears and anxieties. Then, as we begin to develop a therapeutic and healing relationship, you will hopefully begin to feel more able to share all that is on your mind.
Hello there and welcome. Sometimes life can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons and we may need a little help to try and work our way through it. Counselling can give us the help we need, by offering a safe place to sit with someone who is there to help you through those tough times. I understand that the decision to have counselling can perhaps be a difficult one, but I believe that together we can ease those fears and anxieties. Then, as we begin to develop a therapeutic and healing relationship, you will hopefully begin to feel more able to share all that is on your mind.
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www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gosport PO13
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
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Charlotte Bird
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gosport PO12
Hello, I’m Charlotte. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Person-Centred Therapist offering face-to-face, online and telephone counselling for Adults and Children & Young People from my private practice in Whiteley. Alongside my private practice, I am also a counsellor at a charity, supporting adults, children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma.
Hello, I’m Charlotte. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Person-Centred Therapist offering face-to-face, online and telephone counselling for Adults and Children & Young People from my private practice in Whiteley. Alongside my private practice, I am also a counsellor at a charity, supporting adults, children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma.
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Fresh Start Psychological Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Gosport PO13
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
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More Therapists Nearby

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Catherine Davies Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lee-on-the-Solent PO13
Hello, I am a qualified and registered counsellor. If you're looking for some support in order to make sense of some difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions, I can help you. Talking to a professionally trained therapist that 'really hears us' helps us understand and make sense of the past and to listen out for unhelpful patterns of behaviour/beliefs that are keeping us stuck, unhappy, angry or sad/anxious can be so helpful. With awareness we have new choices, we can heal and regain control of our lives, forever.
Hello, I am a qualified and registered counsellor. If you're looking for some support in order to make sense of some difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions, I can help you. Talking to a professionally trained therapist that 'really hears us' helps us understand and make sense of the past and to listen out for unhelpful patterns of behaviour/beliefs that are keeping us stuck, unhappy, angry or sad/anxious can be so helpful. With awareness we have new choices, we can heal and regain control of our lives, forever.
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Photo of Catherine Carter, Counsellor in Gosport, England
Catherine Carter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lee-on-the-Solent PO13
Hi, I'm Catherine and I am a BACP registered Person Centred counsellor. At times we can feel overwhelmed by life - past experiences, difficulties in the present and fears about the future. Counselling can be very helpful during these difficult times. It can enable us change the way we think about feel about things. It can help us explore our thoughts surrounding a particular issue, even when that might be challenging, and increase our self-confidence and self-esteem as we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. By talking through things we all have the power to change our thinking and thrive as a result.
Hi, I'm Catherine and I am a BACP registered Person Centred counsellor. At times we can feel overwhelmed by life - past experiences, difficulties in the present and fears about the future. Counselling can be very helpful during these difficult times. It can enable us change the way we think about feel about things. It can help us explore our thoughts surrounding a particular issue, even when that might be challenging, and increase our self-confidence and self-esteem as we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. By talking through things we all have the power to change our thinking and thrive as a result.
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Photo of Natalie Hammett, Counsellor in Gosport, England
Natalie Hammett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lee-on-the-Solent PO13
Welcome, I'm Natalie and thank you for taking the time to explore my counselling services! Are you feeling adrift? Struggling with persistent worries, anxiety, or a sense of being stuck? Perhaps you're grappling with grief, loss, trauma, or low self-esteem. Whatever your journey entails, know that you're not alone.
Welcome, I'm Natalie and thank you for taking the time to explore my counselling services! Are you feeling adrift? Struggling with persistent worries, anxiety, or a sense of being stuck? Perhaps you're grappling with grief, loss, trauma, or low self-esteem. Whatever your journey entails, know that you're not alone.
07517 066259 View 07517 066259
Photo of Holly-Jane Thurgood Optimism Psychotherapy Service, Psychotherapist in Gosport, England
Holly-Jane Thurgood Optimism Psychotherapy Service
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
023 8001 6653 View 023 8001 6653
Photo of Nicki Figgins Counselling, Counsellor in Gosport, England
Nicki Figgins Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lee-on-the-Solent PO13
We sometimes struggle and feel unable to cope. Difficult feelings such as unhappiness, loss, anxiety, anger, shame, guilt and low self-esteem can impact heavily on our well-being. Sometimes, we just feel stuck — our life is not how we want it to be. It can be daunting to ask for help but counselling provides the opportunity to work through such feelings without judgement or criticism to help guide you through overwhelming issues. It can be key to helping you get your life back on track, as well as enabling you to develop the tools to deal more effectively with future challenges and to make more insightful decisions.
We sometimes struggle and feel unable to cope. Difficult feelings such as unhappiness, loss, anxiety, anger, shame, guilt and low self-esteem can impact heavily on our well-being. Sometimes, we just feel stuck — our life is not how we want it to be. It can be daunting to ask for help but counselling provides the opportunity to work through such feelings without judgement or criticism to help guide you through overwhelming issues. It can be key to helping you get your life back on track, as well as enabling you to develop the tools to deal more effectively with future challenges and to make more insightful decisions.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gosport

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Gosport who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
93% Stress
87% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
73% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Bupa
25% Aviva
25% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Gosport see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gosport?

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.