Counselling in Hailsham

Photo of Andreia Jennings, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Andreia Jennings
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
When growing up and later in life we develop various coping mechanisms, which allow us to function and get on with our lives. However, our life circumstances change and we also keep changing but sometimes we continue to use the same coping mechanisms, which instead of helping us, become barriers to our development and self-fulfilment. Our inner discourse may become stuck in rigid views of ourselves, we can repeat unhelpful patterns of behaviour and become unable to escape our daily mental confinements. We live in a very fast-paced society, which through its competitiveness pushes us to be better and more efficient every day.
When growing up and later in life we develop various coping mechanisms, which allow us to function and get on with our lives. However, our life circumstances change and we also keep changing but sometimes we continue to use the same coping mechanisms, which instead of helping us, become barriers to our development and self-fulfilment. Our inner discourse may become stuck in rigid views of ourselves, we can repeat unhelpful patterns of behaviour and become unable to escape our daily mental confinements. We live in a very fast-paced society, which through its competitiveness pushes us to be better and more efficient every day.
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Julie Rose Sanders
MA
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
I have over 25 years experience in supporting people with ADHD, Autism and developmental trauma. I share techniques to improve executive functioning, set goals, develop self awareness and unlock potential. It helps to understand how developmental trauma impacts on the nervous system and current relationships. Learning new ways to dialogue, to listen, to feel heard is important. As a person-centred therapist I welcome a deep personal engagement and human connection. It is vital to feel safe for healing to take place. In a trusting relationship you will become more confident and more able to be your true self.
I have over 25 years experience in supporting people with ADHD, Autism and developmental trauma. I share techniques to improve executive functioning, set goals, develop self awareness and unlock potential. It helps to understand how developmental trauma impacts on the nervous system and current relationships. Learning new ways to dialogue, to listen, to feel heard is important. As a person-centred therapist I welcome a deep personal engagement and human connection. It is vital to feel safe for healing to take place. In a trusting relationship you will become more confident and more able to be your true self.
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Elizabeth Dunn - Eating Disorder Recovery
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
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Photo of Helen Campling James, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Helen Campling James
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27
Psychotherapy is a very effective means of addressing a multitude of emotional and mental health concerns. At my practice, I provide attachment-focused therapy that emphasises the development of interpersonal relationships and connections with others. With my support, you'll be able to explore your emotions and experiences in a safe and collaborative setting.
Psychotherapy is a very effective means of addressing a multitude of emotional and mental health concerns. At my practice, I provide attachment-focused therapy that emphasises the development of interpersonal relationships and connections with others. With my support, you'll be able to explore your emotions and experiences in a safe and collaborative setting.
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Woodacres Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my profile, here you can gain a glimpse of who I am and if you like what you find please contact me for a free session to find out even more. I’m offering an online space to explore, support and process any challenges that your facing. I can do some face to face work I understand how hard it is to take those first steps to get in touch and would like to reassure you of a warm welcome and a prompt response. My approach is that each individual has the ability to grow, make changes and build on their individual resilience which will aid dealing with life’s difficulties. I offer short and long term counselling.
Hello and welcome to my profile, here you can gain a glimpse of who I am and if you like what you find please contact me for a free session to find out even more. I’m offering an online space to explore, support and process any challenges that your facing. I can do some face to face work I understand how hard it is to take those first steps to get in touch and would like to reassure you of a warm welcome and a prompt response. My approach is that each individual has the ability to grow, make changes and build on their individual resilience which will aid dealing with life’s difficulties. I offer short and long term counselling.
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Photo of undefined - Avenca Therapy - Giedre Dian , PNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Avenca Therapy - Giedre Dian
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27  (Online Only)
Clinical lead and director at Avenca therapy, www.vencatherapy.com, working with clients which the mother tongue is Italian, Portuguese and or English. Addressing and facilitating a range of issues from low self-esteem, anxiety to complex trauma. Available online clinics out of hours, including Saturday and Sunday morning, addressing time of clients with a busy life. Working in an integrative way, facilitating the exploration of feelings using narrative and creativity in the process I have range of experience , writing articles for specialist magazines, teaching counselling and also in the educational setting, and couples.
Clinical lead and director at Avenca therapy, www.vencatherapy.com, working with clients which the mother tongue is Italian, Portuguese and or English. Addressing and facilitating a range of issues from low self-esteem, anxiety to complex trauma. Available online clinics out of hours, including Saturday and Sunday morning, addressing time of clients with a busy life. Working in an integrative way, facilitating the exploration of feelings using narrative and creativity in the process I have range of experience , writing articles for specialist magazines, teaching counselling and also in the educational setting, and couples.
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Liz Jane Chalcraft
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Hi, I am an experienced, qualified counsellor with many years experience of working with clients and families living with a diagnosis/ disability, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Issues. This can be a challenging time for everyone and I can provide a safe, non judgemental space where individuals or families can bring their experiences and process their feelings. Clients have told me that this has help transform their lives, learning strategies and feeling empowered. You have already started the process by looking for a Counsellor, it is important to get the right person for you, so take your time.
Hi, I am an experienced, qualified counsellor with many years experience of working with clients and families living with a diagnosis/ disability, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Issues. This can be a challenging time for everyone and I can provide a safe, non judgemental space where individuals or families can bring their experiences and process their feelings. Clients have told me that this has help transform their lives, learning strategies and feeling empowered. You have already started the process by looking for a Counsellor, it is important to get the right person for you, so take your time.
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Sussex Counselling & Therapeutic Coach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
I am a fully qualified BACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Therapeutic Coach, which basically means that I will use techniques from several different types of therapy that I think are most suitable for individual clients. I’ll be focusing a lot on how you see yourself, how you relate in the world, and how I can support you to develop into being more comfortable with yourself and the world around you.I can facilitate you to understand different aspects of your life, your own behavior and the issues that are preventing you from enjoying life.
I am a fully qualified BACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Therapeutic Coach, which basically means that I will use techniques from several different types of therapy that I think are most suitable for individual clients. I’ll be focusing a lot on how you see yourself, how you relate in the world, and how I can support you to develop into being more comfortable with yourself and the world around you.I can facilitate you to understand different aspects of your life, your own behavior and the issues that are preventing you from enjoying life.
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Emily Mia Hughes-Smith Bsc Dip.Sup
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27
Hi, I am a person-centred experiential counsellor, supervisor and counselling tutor based in Eastbourne. I offer a safe, confidential and gentle space for you to explore potentially difficult, tender and traumatic aspects of life. I believe in the relationship between myself and my clients and that by offering specific conditions through counselling we can work towards positive and long lasting change. I believe in our human potential for change and encourage gentle and compassionate challenge to support people in becoming more comfortable in their experience.
Hi, I am a person-centred experiential counsellor, supervisor and counselling tutor based in Eastbourne. I offer a safe, confidential and gentle space for you to explore potentially difficult, tender and traumatic aspects of life. I believe in the relationship between myself and my clients and that by offering specific conditions through counselling we can work towards positive and long lasting change. I believe in our human potential for change and encourage gentle and compassionate challenge to support people in becoming more comfortable in their experience.
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Photo of Silke Alexandra Tison, MBACP, Counsellor
Silke Alexandra Tison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
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Steven Eserin
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27
I offer 1-1 counselling and psychotherapy, group and couples therapy, plus supervision and training. From personal development through to complex mental health problems; my approach is integrative but primarily Gestalt therapy. I focus on awareness and contact, exploring choice; Expanding our awareness of ourselves and how we might make healthier choices. You will be supported to explore your experience in the present moment, and experiment with alternatives within the safe space therapy provides. With the emphasis on this moment we challenge perceptions and norms, and support you to push your personal development.
I offer 1-1 counselling and psychotherapy, group and couples therapy, plus supervision and training. From personal development through to complex mental health problems; my approach is integrative but primarily Gestalt therapy. I focus on awareness and contact, exploring choice; Expanding our awareness of ourselves and how we might make healthier choices. You will be supported to explore your experience in the present moment, and experiment with alternatives within the safe space therapy provides. With the emphasis on this moment we challenge perceptions and norms, and support you to push your personal development.
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Photo of undefined - Marilia C Whittome, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Marilia C Whittome
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Coaching in Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton (face-to face) and beyond (by Skype). I qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Sussex nearly 20 years ago, having gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology in the late 1990s. My previous career was as a translator/interpreter in Higher Education. My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic (Freudian) approach which helps clients to understand how past relationships may be influencing their present issues such anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships, depression and many other personal difficulties.
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Coaching in Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton (face-to face) and beyond (by Skype). I qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Sussex nearly 20 years ago, having gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology in the late 1990s. My previous career was as a translator/interpreter in Higher Education. My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic (Freudian) approach which helps clients to understand how past relationships may be influencing their present issues such anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships, depression and many other personal difficulties.
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Sue Parker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Welcome to my profile, I work with adolescence & adults with a variety of problems that cause difficulties and may have a knock on effect with your loved ones. We often suffer in silence, truth is talking about your troubles, historical or current, can help to understand yourself better, to live a quality of life that best suits you. I facilitate this process, ensuring working within realistically achievable parameters. I qualified from Wealden Psychology Institute in East Sussex. Registered Member of BACP. I work in secondary schools with 11-18 year olds, I have a private practice offering counselling and supervision.
Welcome to my profile, I work with adolescence & adults with a variety of problems that cause difficulties and may have a knock on effect with your loved ones. We often suffer in silence, truth is talking about your troubles, historical or current, can help to understand yourself better, to live a quality of life that best suits you. I facilitate this process, ensuring working within realistically achievable parameters. I qualified from Wealden Psychology Institute in East Sussex. Registered Member of BACP. I work in secondary schools with 11-18 year olds, I have a private practice offering counselling and supervision.
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Melanie Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Thank you for viewing my profile, You may never have considered counselling before and are perhaps wondering what to expect. You may be struggling with difficulties in your life that you want to make sense of, or aware you need support from someone who isn't family or friends. Counselling allows you to speak openly about your feelings without being judged, or fearing hurting anyone's feelings. We can discus a way forward
Thank you for viewing my profile, You may never have considered counselling before and are perhaps wondering what to expect. You may be struggling with difficulties in your life that you want to make sense of, or aware you need support from someone who isn't family or friends. Counselling allows you to speak openly about your feelings without being judged, or fearing hurting anyone's feelings. We can discus a way forward
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Yvonne Knowelden-Garratt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
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Carol Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Hi a warm welcome! Life can be really trying at times, when we don't know where to go or what to do, but you are not alone. You have just taken the bravest first step, to help you find the support and tools needed to help and empower you on the journey towards healing. I am able to support adults, children and young people experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief or loss, abuse, relationship issues, trauma, low self-esteem and confidence and OCD. Whatever has brought you to counselling, we will travel together, at your pace, working to achieve the goals you set.
Hi a warm welcome! Life can be really trying at times, when we don't know where to go or what to do, but you are not alone. You have just taken the bravest first step, to help you find the support and tools needed to help and empower you on the journey towards healing. I am able to support adults, children and young people experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief or loss, abuse, relationship issues, trauma, low self-esteem and confidence and OCD. Whatever has brought you to counselling, we will travel together, at your pace, working to achieve the goals you set.
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Phoenix Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27
Thank you for choosing to view my profile. Life is never a straight line and sometimes there can be obstacles that cause us to need to reach out for help to overcome them. I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist that takes a person-centred approach to working with clients. This means I will work with you, at a speed and depth that's comfortable, without judgement or interpretation. I believe that we as individuals are the experts of our own lives, and we all have the ability to develop and change when given the right nurturing conditions.
Thank you for choosing to view my profile. Life is never a straight line and sometimes there can be obstacles that cause us to need to reach out for help to overcome them. I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist that takes a person-centred approach to working with clients. This means I will work with you, at a speed and depth that's comfortable, without judgement or interpretation. I believe that we as individuals are the experts of our own lives, and we all have the ability to develop and change when given the right nurturing conditions.
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Photo of Catherine Pitfield, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Catherine Pitfield
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Hello, I’m Catherine and I’m a registered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in child and family work. I qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of East London in 2013, and have been working within the NHS, at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and privately with children and families since. I specialise in working with children and families to overcome difficulties and reach their preferred futures. I have expertise in working with children and families in Child and Adolescent Mental Health settings, Paediatrics and Schools.
Hello, I’m Catherine and I’m a registered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in child and family work. I qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of East London in 2013, and have been working within the NHS, at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and privately with children and families since. I specialise in working with children and families to overcome difficulties and reach their preferred futures. I have expertise in working with children and families in Child and Adolescent Mental Health settings, Paediatrics and Schools.
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Photo of Eileen Kemp, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Eileen Kemp
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
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Photo of Howard Edmunds, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Howard Edmunds
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
We all find relationships and intimacy challenging - being close to people challenges our beliefs about ourselves and our trusted ways of relating do not always serve us well. When we get stuck over and over again in our intimate, family or work relationships, it is often due to our deeply buried or unconscious beliefs about ourselves. Many of my clients express what a relief it can be to share their problems and to realise that they are not weird or sick. We all struggle for a reason. In a group it can be especially helpful to realise that you are not alone - there are other people struggling with 'what it means to be human'.
We all find relationships and intimacy challenging - being close to people challenges our beliefs about ourselves and our trusted ways of relating do not always serve us well. When we get stuck over and over again in our intimate, family or work relationships, it is often due to our deeply buried or unconscious beliefs about ourselves. Many of my clients express what a relief it can be to share their problems and to realise that they are not weird or sick. We all struggle for a reason. In a group it can be especially helpful to realise that you are not alone - there are other people struggling with 'what it means to be human'.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hailsham

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Hailsham who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
86% Bereavement
83% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
64% Bupa

How Counsellors in Hailsham see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hailsham?

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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.