Counselling in Harrogate

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Clear Mind CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG1
Do you ever notice a feeling of dread at the day ahead or that you’re constantly worrying and berating yourself? Do you struggle with sleep, or sleep too much but still wake never feeling properly rested? Do you find yourself playing over conversations, picking apart the things that you said and how people responded, worrying about what they think of you? How would you like to feel happier, more confident and energised? To sleep better, look forward to your days and be kinder to yourself? These are just some of the areas I can help you with.
Do you ever notice a feeling of dread at the day ahead or that you’re constantly worrying and berating yourself? Do you struggle with sleep, or sleep too much but still wake never feeling properly rested? Do you find yourself playing over conversations, picking apart the things that you said and how people responded, worrying about what they think of you? How would you like to feel happier, more confident and energised? To sleep better, look forward to your days and be kinder to yourself? These are just some of the areas I can help you with.
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Becky Heidi Rodrigues
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2
I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Life Coach for adults & young people who struggle with self-doubt, comparison, overthinking or anxiety & are therefore feeling disempowered in one or many aspects of their lives. Typically the clients I work with feel consumed, limited & held back by their thoughts, feelings, fears, insecurities or unhealthy patterns & therefore lack confidence in themselves & their relationships. I offer you a space to explore & deepen your understanding of yourself so that you can feel empowered & confident in your inner & outer world.
I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Life Coach for adults & young people who struggle with self-doubt, comparison, overthinking or anxiety & are therefore feeling disempowered in one or many aspects of their lives. Typically the clients I work with feel consumed, limited & held back by their thoughts, feelings, fears, insecurities or unhealthy patterns & therefore lack confidence in themselves & their relationships. I offer you a space to explore & deepen your understanding of yourself so that you can feel empowered & confident in your inner & outer world.
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Dr Sarah Wilson Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
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Mandy Dadswell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
I am a Child, adolescent & adult psychotherapist. I work with all age groups. We are all expected to make normal life changes that can be difficult for example, a school transition, change of job, relationship changes etc.  These can be quite challenging to manage. Then we have the uncertainties that are happening all around us right now with the pandemic & global change. Life is full of many uncertainties & quite often this can cause us to feel as though we are out of control leading to anxiety & stress.  I can help to manage the anxiety so that you feel back in control again enabling a much happier & fulfilled life.
I am a Child, adolescent & adult psychotherapist. I work with all age groups. We are all expected to make normal life changes that can be difficult for example, a school transition, change of job, relationship changes etc.  These can be quite challenging to manage. Then we have the uncertainties that are happening all around us right now with the pandemic & global change. Life is full of many uncertainties & quite often this can cause us to feel as though we are out of control leading to anxiety & stress.  I can help to manage the anxiety so that you feel back in control again enabling a much happier & fulfilled life.
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Daniel Easton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
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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Margaret Ann McGregor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Hi my name is Margaret I am a 'Person Centred' therapeutic counsellor. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns. You may have specific needs such as help with distressing life events such as bereavement, loss, addictions or help with conditions such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you need to explore personal experiences or you would like to enhance your personal effectiveness.
Hi my name is Margaret I am a 'Person Centred' therapeutic counsellor. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns. You may have specific needs such as help with distressing life events such as bereavement, loss, addictions or help with conditions such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you need to explore personal experiences or you would like to enhance your personal effectiveness.
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Photo of Claire Lloyd Talking Therapy, Psychotherapist in Harrogate, England
Claire Lloyd Talking Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Feeling sad, traumatised or disconnected from the world, or perhaps struggling with unhelpful behaviours leaving you feeling anxious and low. This often is a result of conflict with the relationship with ourselves or others, at work or at home. Relational conflict with partners, parents, friendships and colleagues can make us feel vulnerable, unsafe and unable to cope. Clients tend to be the best expert on their experience and often understand what's concerning them but are stuck and unable to find a way through. It takes courage to face into some of our issues but recognising we have them is the hardest part.
Feeling sad, traumatised or disconnected from the world, or perhaps struggling with unhelpful behaviours leaving you feeling anxious and low. This often is a result of conflict with the relationship with ourselves or others, at work or at home. Relational conflict with partners, parents, friendships and colleagues can make us feel vulnerable, unsafe and unable to cope. Clients tend to be the best expert on their experience and often understand what's concerning them but are stuck and unable to find a way through. It takes courage to face into some of our issues but recognising we have them is the hardest part.
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Margaret Wilson - Child and Adolescent Counsellor
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we all struggle emotionally. For children and young people it can often be difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, possibly resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships. Counselling and creative therapy provides a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, feelings, develop an understanding of our thoughts whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we all struggle emotionally. For children and young people it can often be difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, possibly resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships. Counselling and creative therapy provides a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, feelings, develop an understanding of our thoughts whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Photo of Catherine Clay Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Harrogate, England
Catherine Clay Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG1
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
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Lucy Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
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Photo of Dan Crawford - CBT Therapy, Psychotherapist in Harrogate, England
Dan Crawford - CBT Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
I am a specialist in Depression & Anxiety. Treating these conditions effectively using CBT requires BABCP-level accreditation (not BACP). My average time to full recovery is 12 sessions. For some conditions (e.g. Panic) it is as little as 3 - 4 sessions! Call now. I meet a lot of people who believe that their condition is untreatable, and they are always astounded by the progress that is possible with CBT when provided by an accredited professional. I treat Depression, Phobias (using VR), Insomnia, Trauma, Grief, Worry (GAD), OCD, Self-esteem, Social & Performance Anxieties, Health Anxiety, Panic & more. Call now!
I am a specialist in Depression & Anxiety. Treating these conditions effectively using CBT requires BABCP-level accreditation (not BACP). My average time to full recovery is 12 sessions. For some conditions (e.g. Panic) it is as little as 3 - 4 sessions! Call now. I meet a lot of people who believe that their condition is untreatable, and they are always astounded by the progress that is possible with CBT when provided by an accredited professional. I treat Depression, Phobias (using VR), Insomnia, Trauma, Grief, Worry (GAD), OCD, Self-esteem, Social & Performance Anxieties, Health Anxiety, Panic & more. Call now!
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Sara Caswell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG3
Dedicated and highly focused professional with a degree in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counselling from the renowned Northern Guild with excellent educational credentials and experience in providing therapy services to special needs children and improving the mental health and wellbeing of children. Possess knowledge in behavioral monitoring, psychological testing, research methods, rehabilitation techniques, and psychometrics. Strong communication skills, able to build relationships and manage competing demands result in the achievement of challenging goals. Analytical planner adept at identifying and isolating therapy challenges.
Dedicated and highly focused professional with a degree in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counselling from the renowned Northern Guild with excellent educational credentials and experience in providing therapy services to special needs children and improving the mental health and wellbeing of children. Possess knowledge in behavioral monitoring, psychological testing, research methods, rehabilitation techniques, and psychometrics. Strong communication skills, able to build relationships and manage competing demands result in the achievement of challenging goals. Analytical planner adept at identifying and isolating therapy challenges.
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Nicole Brook
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
I am a friendly and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I help people manage depression, anxiety, stress, anger and relationship issues. I also help people explore issues of gender and sexuality, offering a supportive and confidential space. I have a warm, relaxed approach and will try to help you feel as comfortable as possible. My aim is to understand you and your unique situation, and to help you with the issues that you may be struggling with, in order to help you resolve them. Counselling facilitates self awareness, enabling your own capacity for healing, growth and change.
I am a friendly and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I help people manage depression, anxiety, stress, anger and relationship issues. I also help people explore issues of gender and sexuality, offering a supportive and confidential space. I have a warm, relaxed approach and will try to help you feel as comfortable as possible. My aim is to understand you and your unique situation, and to help you with the issues that you may be struggling with, in order to help you resolve them. Counselling facilitates self awareness, enabling your own capacity for healing, growth and change.
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Josephine Kerr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2
Hello, I'm Josephine. If you're feeling lost, overwhelmed or are struggling , I can help you find your own way to deal with what's going on in your life, find your way through your issues so that you are able to face life with renewed hope and energy. I work with each client’s unique issues be they anxiety, menopause, relationships, loss of identity due to life changes, bereavement, burnout, stress and depression. I have a particular interest in supporting Headteachers, school leaders and teachers and offer a reduced rate for these clients.
Hello, I'm Josephine. If you're feeling lost, overwhelmed or are struggling , I can help you find your own way to deal with what's going on in your life, find your way through your issues so that you are able to face life with renewed hope and energy. I work with each client’s unique issues be they anxiety, menopause, relationships, loss of identity due to life changes, bereavement, burnout, stress and depression. I have a particular interest in supporting Headteachers, school leaders and teachers and offer a reduced rate for these clients.
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Andy Whitehouse
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2
Not accepting new clients
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
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Photo of Julia Henry, Psychotherapist in Harrogate, England
Julia Henry
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
You may be feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges, unable to cope with something or stuck and unable to move forwards. You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships, either with others around you or with yourself. I believe a trusting relationship between therapist and client is fundamental to bringing about positive change. I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and emotions. I can help you make sense of your difficulties, gain insight into your behaviours and better understand yourself. I can help you find ways of coping and make changes you wish to see if your life.
You may be feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges, unable to cope with something or stuck and unable to move forwards. You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships, either with others around you or with yourself. I believe a trusting relationship between therapist and client is fundamental to bringing about positive change. I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and emotions. I can help you make sense of your difficulties, gain insight into your behaviours and better understand yourself. I can help you find ways of coping and make changes you wish to see if your life.
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Laura Keay
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2
We all need support at one time or another and the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are curious about reaching out for that support, either for yourself or a loved one. This can be a very worrying time, and one that needs to be dealt with gently and with great consideration. I am lucky enough to be a highly qualified therapist and work with children, young people and adults. I've worked with clients from 4 - 100. Physical and emotional change can happen at any age and that is the focus of my work. I work face-to face from Harrogate and also online with clients aged 12 and upwards.
We all need support at one time or another and the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are curious about reaching out for that support, either for yourself or a loved one. This can be a very worrying time, and one that needs to be dealt with gently and with great consideration. I am lucky enough to be a highly qualified therapist and work with children, young people and adults. I've worked with clients from 4 - 100. Physical and emotional change can happen at any age and that is the focus of my work. I work face-to face from Harrogate and also online with clients aged 12 and upwards.
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Photo of Rosie McConville, Counsellor in Harrogate, England
Rosie McConville
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Hi, I'm Rosie and as a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I'm dedicated to providing you with a safe and empathic space for you to share whatever is on your mind. Whether you seek deeper self-contact, wish to navigate inner conflicts or experience challenges in your relationships, I'm here to meet you where you're at. Therapy may seem daunting at first but it can also be one of the most rewarding endeavours you undertake, allowing you to cultivate a life rich in meaning, purpose and satisfaction.
Hi, I'm Rosie and as a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I'm dedicated to providing you with a safe and empathic space for you to share whatever is on your mind. Whether you seek deeper self-contact, wish to navigate inner conflicts or experience challenges in your relationships, I'm here to meet you where you're at. Therapy may seem daunting at first but it can also be one of the most rewarding endeavours you undertake, allowing you to cultivate a life rich in meaning, purpose and satisfaction.
0191 743 1402 View 0191 743 1402
Photo of Caroline Smith, Counsellor in Harrogate, England
Caroline Smith
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Most people feel overwhelmed and 'burned out' at some point in their life. Often we know what the problem is, it might be work related, personal or a combination of things. Maybe, it is less clear, a general awareness of feeling low and unhappy much of the time without really knowing why. It can be invaluable to have somewhere private and confidential to talk, to be able to think more clearly about what isn't working, the reasons why and how things could be different going forward.
Most people feel overwhelmed and 'burned out' at some point in their life. Often we know what the problem is, it might be work related, personal or a combination of things. Maybe, it is less clear, a general awareness of feeling low and unhappy much of the time without really knowing why. It can be invaluable to have somewhere private and confidential to talk, to be able to think more clearly about what isn't working, the reasons why and how things could be different going forward.
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Hannah Woodruff
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to recognise yourself at the moment. Perhaps there has been a life altering event? Or maybe it has gradually dawned on you how things have changed. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Or feeling out of synch with your responses to the world around you? We all experience times like these where we need a little more support. Time to stop and process things so we can make the decisions we want to move forward to a place of happiness and freedom again. If you need space to discuss your feelings I can provide a non-judgemental warm and safe place to explore yourself and to create change.
Are you struggling to recognise yourself at the moment. Perhaps there has been a life altering event? Or maybe it has gradually dawned on you how things have changed. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Or feeling out of synch with your responses to the world around you? We all experience times like these where we need a little more support. Time to stop and process things so we can make the decisions we want to move forward to a place of happiness and freedom again. If you need space to discuss your feelings I can provide a non-judgemental warm and safe place to explore yourself and to create change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Harrogate

90+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Harrogate who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Stress
83% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
76% Bereavement
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aviva
54% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Harrogate see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Harrogate?

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.