Counselling in Great Notley

Photo of Emily Sands, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Emily Sands
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Great Notley CM77
Hello, I am Emily, a full-time qualified counsellor, and avid advocate of emotional and psychological wellbeing. My approach to sessions is a relaxed and caring style, which in turn aims to support you, the client, in understanding your thoughts and feelings. Helping you to develop a set of tools to enhance your quality of life and self-worth, allowing you to deal with future events and giving you better insight.
Hello, I am Emily, a full-time qualified counsellor, and avid advocate of emotional and psychological wellbeing. My approach to sessions is a relaxed and caring style, which in turn aims to support you, the client, in understanding your thoughts and feelings. Helping you to develop a set of tools to enhance your quality of life and self-worth, allowing you to deal with future events and giving you better insight.
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Photo of Stables Retreat Clinic, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Stables Retreat Clinic
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Great Notley CM77
A life searching for peace and happiness !.... often this is hampered by what we have experienced and our ability to cope. Due to time spent working with Relate I offer a safe space to explore your relationship with yourself and with others. Partners of people struggling with problems, addictions and hang ups are often overlooked and can find here recognition and understanding of that struggle. I can offer face to face if you prefer this way of working as well as online. The practice also offers a peaceful place to touch/see horses and walking as a trust building option.
A life searching for peace and happiness !.... often this is hampered by what we have experienced and our ability to cope. Due to time spent working with Relate I offer a safe space to explore your relationship with yourself and with others. Partners of people struggling with problems, addictions and hang ups are often overlooked and can find here recognition and understanding of that struggle. I can offer face to face if you prefer this way of working as well as online. The practice also offers a peaceful place to touch/see horses and walking as a trust building option.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Tony Donovan, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Tony Donovan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
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Photo of Justine Anderson-Gibbs, Psychotherapist in Great Notley, England
Justine Anderson-Gibbs
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Welcome to my profile! You took the first step so well done you, It isn't easy and there's no manual to all of this either. These small steps are exactly what it takes to make goals easier to achieve. I come from a clinical and psychosocial solution focused approach and you'll find me to be very empathetic and understanding of your needs in the "real world". If you are ready to kick this into touch then I am with you with my knowledge, tools, understanding and time. Together we can achieve the outcome of getting rid of the issue completely, minimalising it or learning to accept if it's not in our control. Tailored to you.
Welcome to my profile! You took the first step so well done you, It isn't easy and there's no manual to all of this either. These small steps are exactly what it takes to make goals easier to achieve. I come from a clinical and psychosocial solution focused approach and you'll find me to be very empathetic and understanding of your needs in the "real world". If you are ready to kick this into touch then I am with you with my knowledge, tools, understanding and time. Together we can achieve the outcome of getting rid of the issue completely, minimalising it or learning to accept if it's not in our control. Tailored to you.
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Photo of Cara Louise Cobb, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Cara Louise Cobb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor based in Braintree and Tiptree Essex. Registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work with adults and young people from 15+ providing a humanistic counselling approach where I adapt the way I work to meet the needs of the individual. In my experience, working in this way allows you to reach a better understanding of yourself and the issues you may be faced with. It can also help to boost your confidence, allowing you to have more trust in your own instincts and decision making.
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor based in Braintree and Tiptree Essex. Registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work with adults and young people from 15+ providing a humanistic counselling approach where I adapt the way I work to meet the needs of the individual. In my experience, working in this way allows you to reach a better understanding of yourself and the issues you may be faced with. It can also help to boost your confidence, allowing you to have more trust in your own instincts and decision making.
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Photo of Dynamic-Minds, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Dynamic-Minds
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Are you struggling with the stresses and strains that family, friendship, and/ or work life can bring and unsure what to do? Life is not always easy or straightforward, our lives can become challenging at times, causing us to feel overwhelmed with an array of complex emotions which can have an impact on our daily lives. Very often we don’t have someone that we can completely share our innermost thoughts and feelings with so having someone who is a trained professional, allows the opportunity to open up and confide in. I trust that I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space to work collaboratively with you.
Are you struggling with the stresses and strains that family, friendship, and/ or work life can bring and unsure what to do? Life is not always easy or straightforward, our lives can become challenging at times, causing us to feel overwhelmed with an array of complex emotions which can have an impact on our daily lives. Very often we don’t have someone that we can completely share our innermost thoughts and feelings with so having someone who is a trained professional, allows the opportunity to open up and confide in. I trust that I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space to work collaboratively with you.
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Photo of The Therapy Shed - Jane Jiggens, FD(Open), Counsellor in Great Notley, England
The Therapy Shed - Jane Jiggens, FD(Open)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor. I help people have better relationships with themselves and those around them. So, does life is feel overwhelming, your relationships feel strained or are breaking down, you feel anxious, depressed, angry, lost or stuck, or do you have an inner voice that is really mean? Because of all this do your relationships keep ending the same way, do you keep feeling the same old feelings or engage in behaviours that are harmful? Do you need help to begin to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, other people and even the world?
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor. I help people have better relationships with themselves and those around them. So, does life is feel overwhelming, your relationships feel strained or are breaking down, you feel anxious, depressed, angry, lost or stuck, or do you have an inner voice that is really mean? Because of all this do your relationships keep ending the same way, do you keep feeling the same old feelings or engage in behaviours that are harmful? Do you need help to begin to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, other people and even the world?
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Annabel Wyatt
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Braintree CM7
I am very experienced and have worked with many issues clients bring from relationship problems to work stress and low self esteem. I can help you find a solution, a way of being happier or living life less anxiously. I listen to you and what you want to achieve. 1) Over 24 years experience 2) Relate Trained Couples Therapists 3) Professional, friendly manner.
I am very experienced and have worked with many issues clients bring from relationship problems to work stress and low self esteem. I can help you find a solution, a way of being happier or living life less anxiously. I listen to you and what you want to achieve. 1) Over 24 years experience 2) Relate Trained Couples Therapists 3) Professional, friendly manner.
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Photo of Rachel Clark, Psychotherapist in Great Notley, England
Rachel Clark
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Great Bardfield CM7
As an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist, I can draw on a variety of approaches to meet your needs. I am experienced working with anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, OCD, relationship problems, ADHD and personality disorders. Our work together can help find healthy coping mechanisms, develop self-awareness, improve communication, and identify bad habits or a wrong direction. I am a BUPA registered therapist.
As an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist, I can draw on a variety of approaches to meet your needs. I am experienced working with anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, OCD, relationship problems, ADHD and personality disorders. Our work together can help find healthy coping mechanisms, develop self-awareness, improve communication, and identify bad habits or a wrong direction. I am a BUPA registered therapist.
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Photo of Liz Somervell, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Liz Somervell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Braintree CM7
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced integrative counsellor here to help and support you through difficult times. I provide a caring, friendly and non-judgmental private space to enable you to reach a better understanding of yourself and others, and offer warm empathetic listening which I believe is essential in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people from all walks of life, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs both past and present. I primarily use psychodynamic and person-centred approaches appropriate to the individual needs of the client.
I am an experienced integrative counsellor here to help and support you through difficult times. I provide a caring, friendly and non-judgmental private space to enable you to reach a better understanding of yourself and others, and offer warm empathetic listening which I believe is essential in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people from all walks of life, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs both past and present. I primarily use psychodynamic and person-centred approaches appropriate to the individual needs of the client.
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Photo of Julia Esther Reidy, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Julia Esther Reidy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
I am a fully qualified integratively trained Counsellor so can offer a wide variety of tools and support for anyone looking to resolve a particular issue or issues, seek clarification or learn ways to manage, to name a few: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or anger. I can also support you through relationship, family, bereavement or work related issues. By listening and talking things through, often different perspectives on situations come to light and help to tackle past, present and then when needed, future difficulties that may arise as you become more equipped with self-awareness and skills to tackle them.
I am a fully qualified integratively trained Counsellor so can offer a wide variety of tools and support for anyone looking to resolve a particular issue or issues, seek clarification or learn ways to manage, to name a few: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or anger. I can also support you through relationship, family, bereavement or work related issues. By listening and talking things through, often different perspectives on situations come to light and help to tackle past, present and then when needed, future difficulties that may arise as you become more equipped with self-awareness and skills to tackle them.
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Photo of Dr Evgenia Kostaki, Psychologist in Great Notley, England
Dr Evgenia Kostaki
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Are you noticing that you are feeling overwhelmed, on edge or drained? Do you ruminate about the past or worry about the future? Do you have high standards for yourself and become self-critical, often not feeling good enough? Has something bad happened that you are struggling to deal with? I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and I have experience of working in different NHS services and in private practice supporting adults with their psychological needs.
Are you noticing that you are feeling overwhelmed, on edge or drained? Do you ruminate about the past or worry about the future? Do you have high standards for yourself and become self-critical, often not feeling good enough? Has something bad happened that you are struggling to deal with? I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and I have experience of working in different NHS services and in private practice supporting adults with their psychological needs.
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Photo of Colchester Children’s Counselling , Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Colchester Children’s Counselling
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Braintree CM7
As a psychodynamic counsellor with 15 years experience both in the education and NHS sector, I have worked with a range of clinical themes including: trauma, parental illness and terminal illness, anxiety, incontinence, ADHD, absconding, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement and grief, aggression, psychosomatic illness, disassociation disorder, depression, LGBTQ+. This list is not exhaustive to my knowledge and understanding to the many other themes that clients may present with. If you are willing to go on this journey with me and to trust me with your mental health, I will be there to support you every step of the way
As a psychodynamic counsellor with 15 years experience both in the education and NHS sector, I have worked with a range of clinical themes including: trauma, parental illness and terminal illness, anxiety, incontinence, ADHD, absconding, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement and grief, aggression, psychosomatic illness, disassociation disorder, depression, LGBTQ+. This list is not exhaustive to my knowledge and understanding to the many other themes that clients may present with. If you are willing to go on this journey with me and to trust me with your mental health, I will be there to support you every step of the way
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Photo of GLB Counselling (Greater life balance), Counsellor in Great Notley, England
GLB Counselling (Greater life balance)
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
My clients come with a wide range of different issues. They need their own space to be able to talk to someone who is independent without being judged. My clients goals are to be able to overcome and hopefully resolve their difficulties so they can lead their best life possible. I think clients would like their therapists to focus on specific goals, to help give them structure, and strategies to help them cope with their problems. My goal as a therapist is to enable the client to make critical decisions regarding alternative courses of action without outside influence.
My clients come with a wide range of different issues. They need their own space to be able to talk to someone who is independent without being judged. My clients goals are to be able to overcome and hopefully resolve their difficulties so they can lead their best life possible. I think clients would like their therapists to focus on specific goals, to help give them structure, and strategies to help them cope with their problems. My goal as a therapist is to enable the client to make critical decisions regarding alternative courses of action without outside influence.
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Photo of Anne Gisby, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Anne Gisby
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor and member of EMDR UK & Ireland, I have been in practice over 25 years. I offer face to face and video call counselling and EMDR for individuals, both on a short or longer term basis. There are many causes of low mood, anxiety and stress, however, if you are impacted by past or present experiences and need to share what is going on for you, contacting a counsellor may be a way forward - a step toward making a difference. Counselling can help you to understand what contributes to low mood anxiety and stress and promote psychologically healthier patterns of living.
I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor and member of EMDR UK & Ireland, I have been in practice over 25 years. I offer face to face and video call counselling and EMDR for individuals, both on a short or longer term basis. There are many causes of low mood, anxiety and stress, however, if you are impacted by past or present experiences and need to share what is going on for you, contacting a counsellor may be a way forward - a step toward making a difference. Counselling can help you to understand what contributes to low mood anxiety and stress and promote psychologically healthier patterns of living.
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Photo of Angela Carter, Psychotherapist in Great Notley, England
Angela Carter
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
I offer one to one counselling sessions in Coggeshall to individuals over the age of 17 years. In a confidential space, where I will encourage you to talk about whatever is troubling you, together we will work through it, whatever it is. We can work on bringing about lasting change, so you can get on with your life. I have been in private practice since 2008, worked for 6 years within an NHS contract offering NICE approved Counselling for Depression, and 4 years as a counselling service manager. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of mental health.
I offer one to one counselling sessions in Coggeshall to individuals over the age of 17 years. In a confidential space, where I will encourage you to talk about whatever is troubling you, together we will work through it, whatever it is. We can work on bringing about lasting change, so you can get on with your life. I have been in private practice since 2008, worked for 6 years within an NHS contract offering NICE approved Counselling for Depression, and 4 years as a counselling service manager. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of mental health.
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Photo of Progressive Therapies, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Progressive Therapies
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Are you struggling with aspects of your life? You may have already tried to talk about it with friends and family but you still feel unresolved. You might have issues that you feel you can only talk about in a safe and confidential space. There may be times when you feel absolutely fine but there are times when you can't cope from within and you don't understand it. We push difficult issues deep into our unconscious but it still influences our conscious lives. Are there significant events from your childhood that you can't find peace with in your present day? This can leave you feeling despair like you have no control.
Are you struggling with aspects of your life? You may have already tried to talk about it with friends and family but you still feel unresolved. You might have issues that you feel you can only talk about in a safe and confidential space. There may be times when you feel absolutely fine but there are times when you can't cope from within and you don't understand it. We push difficult issues deep into our unconscious but it still influences our conscious lives. Are there significant events from your childhood that you can't find peace with in your present day? This can leave you feeling despair like you have no control.
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Photo of Glenda Wood, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Glenda Wood
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Braintree CM7
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
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Photo of Ben Foster, Psychotherapist in Great Notley, England
Ben Foster
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Does something not feel quite right? Troubles in relationships? Struggling with stresses at work/home? Maybe you're noticing that the way you deal with stresses is having an impact on your life and those closest to you. Maybe you feel that the issues you are facing currently are rooted in something that carries more depth and exploring this is scary on your own. I totally understand and this is where I can help with this. If you're still reading, thank you, and you might be interested in hearing that I can offer the first 3 sessions free of charge to see if it's right for you, and then continue on a paying basis afterwards.
Does something not feel quite right? Troubles in relationships? Struggling with stresses at work/home? Maybe you're noticing that the way you deal with stresses is having an impact on your life and those closest to you. Maybe you feel that the issues you are facing currently are rooted in something that carries more depth and exploring this is scary on your own. I totally understand and this is where I can help with this. If you're still reading, thank you, and you might be interested in hearing that I can offer the first 3 sessions free of charge to see if it's right for you, and then continue on a paying basis afterwards.
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Photo of Jane Susan Smith, Counsellor in Great Notley, England
Jane Susan Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Great Notley

< 10

Counsellors in Great Notley who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Addiction
100% ADHD
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Sex Therapy
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Great Notley see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Great Notley?

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.