Counselling in Guisborough

Photo of Helen Eaves, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Helen Eaves
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Guisborough TS14
Your mental health and emotional well-being are worth investing in. You deserve to feel happier and to live a more fulfilled life. I can help you do this by removing some of the psychological barriers that you are currently facing. These may be daily struggles with feelings of anxiety and low mood, or you may have experienced a significant life event that has left you with feelings of loss or grief, or trauma or panic. I can offer you a collaborative approach with the aim of reducing these difficult feelings you are currently experiencing.
Your mental health and emotional well-being are worth investing in. You deserve to feel happier and to live a more fulfilled life. I can help you do this by removing some of the psychological barriers that you are currently facing. These may be daily struggles with feelings of anxiety and low mood, or you may have experienced a significant life event that has left you with feelings of loss or grief, or trauma or panic. I can offer you a collaborative approach with the aim of reducing these difficult feelings you are currently experiencing.
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Photo of Simon Neville Richardson, Psychotherapist in Guisborough, England
Simon Neville Richardson
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Guisborough TS14
People come to therapy for many reasons. It may be that they are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and they are having difficulty coping. Sometimes people just want to explore how their past continues to influence their present. Therapy can help us understand ourselves more, engage with ourselves and others more positively and move on in our lives. I believe in the core principles of Transactional Analysis that: People are OK; Everyone has the capacity to think; and People decide their own destiny and these decisions can be changed.
People come to therapy for many reasons. It may be that they are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and they are having difficulty coping. Sometimes people just want to explore how their past continues to influence their present. Therapy can help us understand ourselves more, engage with ourselves and others more positively and move on in our lives. I believe in the core principles of Transactional Analysis that: People are OK; Everyone has the capacity to think; and People decide their own destiny and these decisions can be changed.
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Photo of Allan Clayton, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Allan Clayton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Guisborough TS14
If you are on this page, it probably means you are a feeling a little stuck and could do with someone to trust, not judge you and listen to you. I can do that. What makes me different, I’ve been there. I’m not going to write paragraphs about me because this is about you. If you’d like to know more about me, please visit my site ww.allanclayton.co.uk “When I stand at the foot of a mountain, I can very rarely see the summit. I put one foot in front of the other and take a step at a time. Before I know it, I’ve conquered that mountain.”
If you are on this page, it probably means you are a feeling a little stuck and could do with someone to trust, not judge you and listen to you. I can do that. What makes me different, I’ve been there. I’m not going to write paragraphs about me because this is about you. If you’d like to know more about me, please visit my site ww.allanclayton.co.uk “When I stand at the foot of a mountain, I can very rarely see the summit. I put one foot in front of the other and take a step at a time. Before I know it, I’ve conquered that mountain.”
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Photo of Daniel Easton, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Daniel Easton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Guisborough TS14
Hello. My name is Daniel. I am an qualified and experienced Counsellor working from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I can help with many issues including; Family and relationship issues, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Grief and Loss Purpose, direction and motivation Addictions, Moderate mental health concerns Difficult and undesirable behaviour's Issues around Christian faith and spirituality .
Hello. My name is Daniel. I am an qualified and experienced Counsellor working from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I can help with many issues including; Family and relationship issues, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Grief and Loss Purpose, direction and motivation Addictions, Moderate mental health concerns Difficult and undesirable behaviour's Issues around Christian faith and spirituality .
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Photo of Helen Catherine Lynas, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Helen Catherine Lynas
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Guisborough TS14
Hello, I am here to listen and for us to make sense of your experience. Life can be challenging and uncertain at times. We can feel worried and not very good about ourselves. I can support you. Sometimes in life we need some extra support and time to look after ourselves. I work with a range of issues that you may wish to discuss further. This includes; anxiety & depression, stress, anger, loss in your life, trust & relationship issues, self esteem & confidence, working with trauma and other distressing issues. I offer a person centred approach and integrate psycho-education, and focus on coping techniques and self care.
Hello, I am here to listen and for us to make sense of your experience. Life can be challenging and uncertain at times. We can feel worried and not very good about ourselves. I can support you. Sometimes in life we need some extra support and time to look after ourselves. I work with a range of issues that you may wish to discuss further. This includes; anxiety & depression, stress, anger, loss in your life, trust & relationship issues, self esteem & confidence, working with trauma and other distressing issues. I offer a person centred approach and integrate psycho-education, and focus on coping techniques and self care.
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Photo of June Sandra Lawrenson, Psychotherapist in Guisborough, England
June Sandra Lawrenson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Guisborough TS14
If ever things are not going well for you and you have problems to solve; if you are feeling confused and don't know the right thing to do: if you feel frightened and hurt or if you just need someone to talk to; I can be here for you, without judgement and with understanding, I can listen to you and help you explore these feelings and find solutions.
If ever things are not going well for you and you have problems to solve; if you are feeling confused and don't know the right thing to do: if you feel frightened and hurt or if you just need someone to talk to; I can be here for you, without judgement and with understanding, I can listen to you and help you explore these feelings and find solutions.
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Photo of Dr Catherine Nixon, Psychotherapist in Guisborough, England
Dr Catherine Nixon
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
Guisborough TS14
I am a UKCP-registered psychotherapist working with adult clients (18+) who experience a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, identity and/or personality difficulties, low confidence and/or self-esteem. I offer a safe and confidential space in which we can work collaboratively to explore the issues you are struggling with. I offer sessions online and in person. To book a free 15-minute consultation please visit my website or get in touch using the contact details on this page. Initial session: £70 for 1 hour; ongoing sessions: £60 for 50 minutes.
I am a UKCP-registered psychotherapist working with adult clients (18+) who experience a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, identity and/or personality difficulties, low confidence and/or self-esteem. I offer a safe and confidential space in which we can work collaboratively to explore the issues you are struggling with. I offer sessions online and in person. To book a free 15-minute consultation please visit my website or get in touch using the contact details on this page. Initial session: £70 for 1 hour; ongoing sessions: £60 for 50 minutes.
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Photo of Henrietta Wallace, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Henrietta Wallace
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Guisborough TS14
Maybe you've been feeling down, worried or disappointed with life. Or you have unresolved issues from your past that are keeping you stuck in a negative place and struggling in your relationships. Counselling can help you to see your situation in a different light and give you renewed strength to deal with life’s challenges. Sometimes, simply talking about your situation will help you to feel better. At other times, you might need a little more help to understand what is going on for you and to develop new strategies for coping. I provide a safe, confidential space and an empathetic ear for you to begin this work.
Maybe you've been feeling down, worried or disappointed with life. Or you have unresolved issues from your past that are keeping you stuck in a negative place and struggling in your relationships. Counselling can help you to see your situation in a different light and give you renewed strength to deal with life’s challenges. Sometimes, simply talking about your situation will help you to feel better. At other times, you might need a little more help to understand what is going on for you and to develop new strategies for coping. I provide a safe, confidential space and an empathetic ear for you to begin this work.
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Photo of Stephanie Powell, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Stephanie Powell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Guisborough TS14
I am a Psychological Therapist specialising in solution focused therapy. If you are seeking change and positive growth such as developing confidence or healthy self-esteem, we will work strategically to move you towards your goals. Creating a stronger sense of who you are and what you want, will help you to move forward with your life. Many life experiences, however simple or traumatic, can keep us stuck; we will explore and address what needs to be released, healed and developed in order to align you with your most authentic self and best life. My work is a complete integrated approach to mind/body/spirit wellness.
I am a Psychological Therapist specialising in solution focused therapy. If you are seeking change and positive growth such as developing confidence or healthy self-esteem, we will work strategically to move you towards your goals. Creating a stronger sense of who you are and what you want, will help you to move forward with your life. Many life experiences, however simple or traumatic, can keep us stuck; we will explore and address what needs to be released, healed and developed in order to align you with your most authentic self and best life. My work is a complete integrated approach to mind/body/spirit wellness.
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Photo of Counselling by the Sea, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Counselling by the Sea
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Guisborough TS14
Sometimes life can become too overwhelming because of difficult events or relationships, both old or current. You may be struggling with anxious feelings or have become stuck in unhelpful behaviours as you try to manage your world. This can become a lonely and disempowering place. People come to therapy because they recognise these thoughts or strategies are limiting their lives. My work is humanistic in approach with a person-centred focus; this means that I will listen and value what you share and not be judgemental or directive. I build empathic therapeutic relationships that enable you to feel safe to share your emotions.
Sometimes life can become too overwhelming because of difficult events or relationships, both old or current. You may be struggling with anxious feelings or have become stuck in unhelpful behaviours as you try to manage your world. This can become a lonely and disempowering place. People come to therapy because they recognise these thoughts or strategies are limiting their lives. My work is humanistic in approach with a person-centred focus; this means that I will listen and value what you share and not be judgemental or directive. I build empathic therapeutic relationships that enable you to feel safe to share your emotions.
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Photo of Tracy McGlade, Psychotherapist in Guisborough, England
Tracy McGlade
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Guisborough TS14
Welcome! I offer short-term and long-term models of psychotherapy for individual adults of all ages and walks of life. I work with a wide range of people who come to therapy for different reasons whether it be symptoms of mood dysregulation such as anxiety or depression, issues related to childhood or adult trauma, relationship challenges, dealing with a chronic health condition, a major loss or life transition, or whether it is simply for personal growth and healing. I believe that problems can be overcome, and solutions can be found. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Welcome! I offer short-term and long-term models of psychotherapy for individual adults of all ages and walks of life. I work with a wide range of people who come to therapy for different reasons whether it be symptoms of mood dysregulation such as anxiety or depression, issues related to childhood or adult trauma, relationship challenges, dealing with a chronic health condition, a major loss or life transition, or whether it is simply for personal growth and healing. I believe that problems can be overcome, and solutions can be found. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
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Photo of Anne Galloway, Psychotherapist in Guisborough, England
Anne Galloway
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Guisborough TS14
The gym is for a healthy body - Therapy is for a healthy mind. Face to face & on-line sessions. Accredited Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience - CBT Psychotherapy for stress, anxiety, low mood, addictions, dealing with loss, relationship problems and many other issues. Most of my clients say they start to feel better after just a single session and around 95% feel they have made significant progress after six. 1 FREE session if you pre-book 6. I also offer sessions to BUPA clients.
The gym is for a healthy body - Therapy is for a healthy mind. Face to face & on-line sessions. Accredited Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience - CBT Psychotherapy for stress, anxiety, low mood, addictions, dealing with loss, relationship problems and many other issues. Most of my clients say they start to feel better after just a single session and around 95% feel they have made significant progress after six. 1 FREE session if you pre-book 6. I also offer sessions to BUPA clients.
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Photo of Jan Reeve, Psychotherapist in Guisborough, England
Jan Reeve
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Guisborough TS14
Hello, I’m Jan…welcome! As an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, I've helped many people over the years, both individuals and couples, with a wide range of issues. I am pleased to offer Face to Face sessions, or online using Zoom, or telephone, where you can be in your own surroundings wherever you may live. "I saw Jan for 6 months and cannot recommend her enough. She is incredibly supportive, professional, and non-judgmental. Jan enabled me to learn about myself and action the changes needed with reduced fear and anxiety. I am very grateful to have worked with Jan, I felt truly seen, heard and safe with her."
Hello, I’m Jan…welcome! As an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, I've helped many people over the years, both individuals and couples, with a wide range of issues. I am pleased to offer Face to Face sessions, or online using Zoom, or telephone, where you can be in your own surroundings wherever you may live. "I saw Jan for 6 months and cannot recommend her enough. She is incredibly supportive, professional, and non-judgmental. Jan enabled me to learn about myself and action the changes needed with reduced fear and anxiety. I am very grateful to have worked with Jan, I felt truly seen, heard and safe with her."
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of RP Therapies, Psychologist in Guisborough, England
RP Therapies
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Stokesley TS9
I help clients with difficulties including depression, anxiety, sleep, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, loss and living with long term physical health conditions. I use cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, and attachment theory to gain an understanding of the issues you are bringing to therapy. I also offer EMDR - a specialised and effective therapy to treat trauma, and other difficulties.
I help clients with difficulties including depression, anxiety, sleep, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, loss and living with long term physical health conditions. I use cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, and attachment theory to gain an understanding of the issues you are bringing to therapy. I also offer EMDR - a specialised and effective therapy to treat trauma, and other difficulties.
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Photo of Sarah Moran, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Sarah Moran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS5
Hi there, I'm Sarah A qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, and an Imago Relationship Therapist. Using an integrative method - I am experienced in supporting people deal with a number of diverse issues including relationship issues, family issues, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, communication and marital problems.
Hi there, I'm Sarah A qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, and an Imago Relationship Therapist. Using an integrative method - I am experienced in supporting people deal with a number of diverse issues including relationship issues, family issues, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, communication and marital problems.
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Photo of Jade Baker, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Jade Baker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Marske-by-the-Sea TS11
I hope you are ok, before I explained about my qualifications and the type of work I do, I wanted to explain how you get started. You have already done step one you are thinking about reaching out (I know how much courage this takes, so well done). I offer a safe, warm environment where you can open up without fear of judgement. I work with both adults and children, who have a variety of presenting issues from bereavement, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and much more. I also have some therapy pets that can come into the sessions.
I hope you are ok, before I explained about my qualifications and the type of work I do, I wanted to explain how you get started. You have already done step one you are thinking about reaching out (I know how much courage this takes, so well done). I offer a safe, warm environment where you can open up without fear of judgement. I work with both adults and children, who have a variety of presenting issues from bereavement, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and much more. I also have some therapy pets that can come into the sessions.
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Photo of therapywithrob, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
therapywithrob
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Redcar TS10
I am a fully qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychological Society and also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I want you to get the care you deserve.What to expect : the unknown, unexpected and unfamiliar can be the hardest part of the journey and for many, the barrier. Here is some insight into what to expect. A confidential, personable and comfortable space where you will be fully supported from enquiring to achieving your own goals. Don’t hesitate to enquire, send a message and you will be supported through this process.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychological Society and also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I want you to get the care you deserve.What to expect : the unknown, unexpected and unfamiliar can be the hardest part of the journey and for many, the barrier. Here is some insight into what to expect. A confidential, personable and comfortable space where you will be fully supported from enquiring to achieving your own goals. Don’t hesitate to enquire, send a message and you will be supported through this process.
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Photo of Michael Blades, Psychotherapist in Guisborough, England
Michael Blades
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Stockton-on-Tees TS17
Hello - I'm Michael Blades, an Integrative, Relational Psychotherapist and full member of the UCKP. I understand how life can leave a lasting impression on how we come to think and feel about ourselves as adults. Psychotherapy can help you change your sense of self and your relationships with others and the world. I often see motivated and courageous clients; they realise they are not just the stories they have come to believe about themselves - and, in time, reconnect with a more profound sense of who they are and have meaning in their lives.
Hello - I'm Michael Blades, an Integrative, Relational Psychotherapist and full member of the UCKP. I understand how life can leave a lasting impression on how we come to think and feel about ourselves as adults. Psychotherapy can help you change your sense of self and your relationships with others and the world. I often see motivated and courageous clients; they realise they are not just the stories they have come to believe about themselves - and, in time, reconnect with a more profound sense of who they are and have meaning in their lives.
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Photo of Peace of Mind counselling services, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Peace of Mind counselling services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS6
As an integrative counsellor specialising in attachment trauma, my approach can be tailored to meet the needs of those who are seeking a deeper exploration of their history to understand the complex terrain that influences emotional well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life. Progressing from this, I also offer a solution-focused and strengths-based approach believing in the transformative power of focusing on solutions rather than problems by fostering a sense of empowerment and self-efficacy by identifying strengths, resources and goals to address stress, anxiety, depression, life changes, and self-development.
As an integrative counsellor specialising in attachment trauma, my approach can be tailored to meet the needs of those who are seeking a deeper exploration of their history to understand the complex terrain that influences emotional well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life. Progressing from this, I also offer a solution-focused and strengths-based approach believing in the transformative power of focusing on solutions rather than problems by fostering a sense of empowerment and self-efficacy by identifying strengths, resources and goals to address stress, anxiety, depression, life changes, and self-development.
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Photo of Sally Kay, Counsellor in Guisborough, England
Sally Kay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middlesbrough TS7
Are you unhappy? You want things to change, but you don't know what or how. Somewhere everything went off track. You’re not fulfilled but you don’t seem to have the time for anything you want to do. Perhaps you’re lacking confidence or don’t know where you’re trying to get to. You’re trying to ignore the nagging feelings of gloom, but it’s bringing you down. I can help you to understand what is holding you back. I can help you to see things more clearly, to be the best that you can be and make the happy and satisfying life you want to have a reality. Nurture your mental health now, before it becomes mental ill health.
Are you unhappy? You want things to change, but you don't know what or how. Somewhere everything went off track. You’re not fulfilled but you don’t seem to have the time for anything you want to do. Perhaps you’re lacking confidence or don’t know where you’re trying to get to. You’re trying to ignore the nagging feelings of gloom, but it’s bringing you down. I can help you to understand what is holding you back. I can help you to see things more clearly, to be the best that you can be and make the happy and satisfying life you want to have a reality. Nurture your mental health now, before it becomes mental ill health.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Guisborough

10+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in Guisborough who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
92% Trauma and PTSD
92% Self Esteem
85% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% Other
33% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in Guisborough see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Guisborough?

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.