Counselling in Harwell

Photo of Dr Sandra Boccard-Binet, Psychologist in Harwell, England
Dr Sandra Boccard-Binet
Psychologist, PhD, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Harwell OX11
I am a Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) & the National Hypnotherapy Society. In my practice I use a pluralistic approach to understand and support my clients throughout their difficulties, in a friendly and empathetic way. My previous research in Neurosciences at the University of Oxford was fascinating and gratifying, but my desire to help people led me to this more fulfilling vocation. Sessions last 50 minutes and can be held face-to-face or online, in English or French.
I am a Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) & the National Hypnotherapy Society. In my practice I use a pluralistic approach to understand and support my clients throughout their difficulties, in a friendly and empathetic way. My previous research in Neurosciences at the University of Oxford was fascinating and gratifying, but my desire to help people led me to this more fulfilling vocation. Sessions last 50 minutes and can be held face-to-face or online, in English or French.
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Photo of Donna Broadhead, Counsellor in Harwell, England
Donna Broadhead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Retford DN22
Life has many challenges which can feel overwhelming. Ordinary life events such as a break-up or extraordinary life events such as traumatic incidents can have a huge impact on how we see ourselves, others, and the world. You might feel like your thoughts are a tangled mess or that you're stuck in a spiral which is pointed in the wrong direction. Maybe believing that you don't have the power to take control of your own life has left you feeling hopeless. At times like this, we are our own worst critic and can be very hard on ourselves.
Life has many challenges which can feel overwhelming. Ordinary life events such as a break-up or extraordinary life events such as traumatic incidents can have a huge impact on how we see ourselves, others, and the world. You might feel like your thoughts are a tangled mess or that you're stuck in a spiral which is pointed in the wrong direction. Maybe believing that you don't have the power to take control of your own life has left you feeling hopeless. At times like this, we are our own worst critic and can be very hard on ourselves.
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Photo of Karen Hopper-Peart, Counsellor in Harwell, England
Karen Hopper-Peart
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Gainsborough DN21
“You do not need magic to transform your life. You carry the power you need inside yourself already.” My name is Karen. I am a wife, mother, and daughter. I have experienced the highs and lows of life; giving me a profound insight into how therapy can reinforce a positive mindset and change lives. I am deeply compassionate towards one’s experiences and provide a consensual understanding by placing the formation of a therapeutic relationship at the forefront of my counselling method. Through individuals being treated with respect, acceptance and understanding, an open and honest relationship can be built.
“You do not need magic to transform your life. You carry the power you need inside yourself already.” My name is Karen. I am a wife, mother, and daughter. I have experienced the highs and lows of life; giving me a profound insight into how therapy can reinforce a positive mindset and change lives. I am deeply compassionate towards one’s experiences and provide a consensual understanding by placing the formation of a therapeutic relationship at the forefront of my counselling method. Through individuals being treated with respect, acceptance and understanding, an open and honest relationship can be built.
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Photo of Holly Harrison CBT, Psychotherapist in Harwell, England
Holly Harrison CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Doncaster DN4
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist who helps individuals work on themselves in a person centred way. Common problems I help people with are generalised anxiety, panic, worry, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress. I offer support in developing coping strategies to help improve distressing symptoms and help individuals achieve their goals. I strongly believe that looking after ourselves mentally is just as important as looking after ourselves physically, please contact me for a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist who helps individuals work on themselves in a person centred way. Common problems I help people with are generalised anxiety, panic, worry, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress. I offer support in developing coping strategies to help improve distressing symptoms and help individuals achieve their goals. I strongly believe that looking after ourselves mentally is just as important as looking after ourselves physically, please contact me for a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
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Photo of Lauren Robinson, Psychotherapist in Harwell, England
Lauren Robinson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worksop S81  (Online Only)
Are you tired of repeating the same harmful cycles? Of feeling overwhelmed with difficult emotions? Of being anchored in past traumas? Of surviving and not living? I am here to tell you that it is possible to overcome life's adversities and become the very best version of yourself. Overwhelming emotions and unresolved past experiences do not have to anchor you in the past. You are worthy and capable of working through whatever difficulties you have faced (or are facing). Therapy can provide you with a space to be heard, validated and help you make sense of your experiences; all whilst working towards embracing your authentic self.
Are you tired of repeating the same harmful cycles? Of feeling overwhelmed with difficult emotions? Of being anchored in past traumas? Of surviving and not living? I am here to tell you that it is possible to overcome life's adversities and become the very best version of yourself. Overwhelming emotions and unresolved past experiences do not have to anchor you in the past. You are worthy and capable of working through whatever difficulties you have faced (or are facing). Therapy can provide you with a space to be heard, validated and help you make sense of your experiences; all whilst working towards embracing your authentic self.
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Photo of Jamie Lee, Psychotherapist in Harwell, England
Jamie Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doncaster DN4
I am an experienced, BABCP accredited CBT and EMDR Psychotherapist based in Doncaster. I work with a range of mental health presentations and complexities and I am very passionate about supporting individuals to understand and reduce the emotional distress that they experience whilst increasing their sense of well-being. All assessment and treatment offered at Psychotherapy Doncaster is supported by NICE guidance.
I am an experienced, BABCP accredited CBT and EMDR Psychotherapist based in Doncaster. I work with a range of mental health presentations and complexities and I am very passionate about supporting individuals to understand and reduce the emotional distress that they experience whilst increasing their sense of well-being. All assessment and treatment offered at Psychotherapy Doncaster is supported by NICE guidance.
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Photo of Sarah Reeve, Counsellor in Harwell, England
Sarah Reeve
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doncaster DN11
Finding the right counsellor or therapist is often a difficult task. There are so many experienced professionals to choose from and each has their own specialities and individual style of working. I believe that a great place to start is by finding someone you can connect with and trust with your fears and worries; who can offer you the safe space you need to talk freely and be listened to with compassion, empathy and without judgment.
Finding the right counsellor or therapist is often a difficult task. There are so many experienced professionals to choose from and each has their own specialities and individual style of working. I believe that a great place to start is by finding someone you can connect with and trust with your fears and worries; who can offer you the safe space you need to talk freely and be listened to with compassion, empathy and without judgment.
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Photo of Karen Burch - Accred Emdr Practitioner, Psychotherapist in Harwell, England
Karen Burch - Accred Emdr Practitioner
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Retford DN22
Im an Accredited Psychotherapist specialising in trauma. I have experience privately, charity sector, and NHS. I work integratively, drawing on Somatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, ACT, EFT, CBT, Humanistic approaches, helping individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. I implement Mindfulness approaches. Offering highly effective treatments designed to ease distress, and implement lasting changes. Seeking support is a major life step. I commit to providing safe, professional treatment plans to sensitively support and empower you, deepen your self-understanding and create positive changes for a life you truly value
Im an Accredited Psychotherapist specialising in trauma. I have experience privately, charity sector, and NHS. I work integratively, drawing on Somatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, ACT, EFT, CBT, Humanistic approaches, helping individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. I implement Mindfulness approaches. Offering highly effective treatments designed to ease distress, and implement lasting changes. Seeking support is a major life step. I commit to providing safe, professional treatment plans to sensitively support and empower you, deepen your self-understanding and create positive changes for a life you truly value
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Photo of Kimberley Webb- Private Psychotherapy Yorkshire, Psychologist in Harwell, England
Kimberley Webb- Private Psychotherapy Yorkshire
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN4  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR and Accredited Schema Therapist. I provide evidence-based psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to adults experiencing difficulties such as trauma, relationship difficulties and emotional distress. I provide bespoke therapy to support you in making sense of, and addressing the difficulties that prompted you to seek therapy. I. utilise schema, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches as well as traditional CBT methods, I am the co-developer of: privatepsychotherapyyorkshire
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR and Accredited Schema Therapist. I provide evidence-based psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to adults experiencing difficulties such as trauma, relationship difficulties and emotional distress. I provide bespoke therapy to support you in making sense of, and addressing the difficulties that prompted you to seek therapy. I. utilise schema, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches as well as traditional CBT methods, I am the co-developer of: privatepsychotherapyyorkshire
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Photo of Claire Danielle Howdle, Counsellor in Harwell, England
Claire Danielle Howdle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worksop S81  (Online Only)
The clients I work with are encouraged to be as open and transparent as possible while we work together to gain a deeper understanding of them on how to make long-lasting therapeutic change. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for them to share their most challenging issues, whilst also providing alternative perspective and grounding. Although I work within a "healing" capacity, I also enjoy working with clients who would like to work towards becoming the best version of themselves through personal development. No matter what the reason my clients begin therapy, I encourage building self awareness as a key factor.
The clients I work with are encouraged to be as open and transparent as possible while we work together to gain a deeper understanding of them on how to make long-lasting therapeutic change. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for them to share their most challenging issues, whilst also providing alternative perspective and grounding. Although I work within a "healing" capacity, I also enjoy working with clients who would like to work towards becoming the best version of themselves through personal development. No matter what the reason my clients begin therapy, I encourage building self awareness as a key factor.
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Photo of East Yorkshire Psychology, Psychologist in Harwell, England
East Yorkshire Psychology
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN3
Dr Nikki McCloud is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who works with a small group of associates providing specialist assessment and support for both mental and physical health difficulties.
Dr Nikki McCloud is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who works with a small group of associates providing specialist assessment and support for both mental and physical health difficulties.
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Photo of Miranda Currie, Psychotherapist in Harwell, England
Miranda Currie
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN3  (Online Only)
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited through the BABCP. I am also an EMDR Therapist and Interpersonal Psychotherapist, working within mental health and corporate wellbeing services. I recognize the growing need for the effective delivery of evidence-based therapies. I offer client-centered therapy to help you to find the best way forward. This is done by offering a collaborative relationship, which will help you make the changes you want, to gain more understanding which can lead to healthier well-being.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited through the BABCP. I am also an EMDR Therapist and Interpersonal Psychotherapist, working within mental health and corporate wellbeing services. I recognize the growing need for the effective delivery of evidence-based therapies. I offer client-centered therapy to help you to find the best way forward. This is done by offering a collaborative relationship, which will help you make the changes you want, to gain more understanding which can lead to healthier well-being.
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Photo of Gail Hyman, Counsellor in Harwell, England
Gail Hyman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gainsborough DN21
I offer therapeutic counselling to children, young people and adults. I have worked with children and young people within education for just over 20 years. I also educated myself further in Forest School and taught outdoors. Throughout this time is where I learned a great deal about the benefits of nature and the natural effects it has on health and well-being. I trained as a person centred therapist because I am passionate about empowering people to learn more about themselves and strive for positive change. I also experienced my own difficulties and trauma during childhood
I offer therapeutic counselling to children, young people and adults. I have worked with children and young people within education for just over 20 years. I also educated myself further in Forest School and taught outdoors. Throughout this time is where I learned a great deal about the benefits of nature and the natural effects it has on health and well-being. I trained as a person centred therapist because I am passionate about empowering people to learn more about themselves and strive for positive change. I also experienced my own difficulties and trauma during childhood
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Photo of Monika Allen, Psychotherapist in Harwell, England
Monika Allen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN1
If you want to change your situation on the outside, it’s good to start by looking at what you can change on the inside. Perhaps you have serious difficulties finding peace and joy in your life. Your sense of well-being, physically and mentally, may be reduced or destroyed. You might find yourself sliding into unhealthy or even self-destructive behaviours. Your persistent self-doubt leads to anxiety and depression, causing relationship problems and anger issues. You have a feeling that you do not quite know who you are.  Or perhaps you just know “something is not quite right in my life” but you can’t pinpoint what it is.
If you want to change your situation on the outside, it’s good to start by looking at what you can change on the inside. Perhaps you have serious difficulties finding peace and joy in your life. Your sense of well-being, physically and mentally, may be reduced or destroyed. You might find yourself sliding into unhealthy or even self-destructive behaviours. Your persistent self-doubt leads to anxiety and depression, causing relationship problems and anger issues. You have a feeling that you do not quite know who you are.  Or perhaps you just know “something is not quite right in my life” but you can’t pinpoint what it is.
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Photo of Anna Doyle, Psychotherapist in Harwell, England
Anna Doyle
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN10
Welcome. Hello, I'm Anna. I offer a warm space to be seen, heard, and where we can explore, together, your reasons for accessing Psychotherapy. I understand that we can all encounter times when life feels particularly hard and overwhelming. Perhaps you’re feeling the impact of past hurts, trauma or unresolved issues. Maybe there seems to be no reason for the difficulties and challenges you are currently experiencing, and you just need time and space to talk things through with an experienced professional. I am open to exploring how we can work together and reassure you.
Welcome. Hello, I'm Anna. I offer a warm space to be seen, heard, and where we can explore, together, your reasons for accessing Psychotherapy. I understand that we can all encounter times when life feels particularly hard and overwhelming. Perhaps you’re feeling the impact of past hurts, trauma or unresolved issues. Maybe there seems to be no reason for the difficulties and challenges you are currently experiencing, and you just need time and space to talk things through with an experienced professional. I am open to exploring how we can work together and reassure you.
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Photo of Private ReFLECtion Therapy Ltd , Psychologist in Harwell, England
Private ReFLECtion Therapy Ltd
Psychologist, FMBPsS
Verified Verified
Retford DN22
My ideal client is one that has a specific goal in mind that we can collaboratively work on. Your goal could be anything from stress management, emotional resilience building, behavioural change, to phobias and habit reversal. You would be open to learning new coping skills to help obtain your target. It's likely you have been let down by therapeutic services before and are looking for a way to be your own therapist through a short term transformation, rather than spending 1000s of hours in session indefinitely. On average, my clients feel results in as little as 3, 1 to 1.5 hour sessions. https:/www.Privatereflectiontherapy.co.uk
My ideal client is one that has a specific goal in mind that we can collaboratively work on. Your goal could be anything from stress management, emotional resilience building, behavioural change, to phobias and habit reversal. You would be open to learning new coping skills to help obtain your target. It's likely you have been let down by therapeutic services before and are looking for a way to be your own therapist through a short term transformation, rather than spending 1000s of hours in session indefinitely. On average, my clients feel results in as little as 3, 1 to 1.5 hour sessions. https:/www.Privatereflectiontherapy.co.uk
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Photo of Elizabeth Rempel, Psychotherapist in Harwell, England
Elizabeth Rempel
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doncaster DN10  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Liz and I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for over 15 years. I am passionate about offering my knowledge and skills in CBT to allow people to reach their full potential. I work with people who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, OCD, PTSD, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety or phobias. CBT is a practical talking therapy that teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions. If this sounds like something that would benefit you, I would love to hear from you.
Hi my name is Liz and I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for over 15 years. I am passionate about offering my knowledge and skills in CBT to allow people to reach their full potential. I work with people who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, OCD, PTSD, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety or phobias. CBT is a practical talking therapy that teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions. If this sounds like something that would benefit you, I would love to hear from you.
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Photo of Joanne Brown, Counsellor in Harwell, England
Joanne Brown
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worksop S81
I am an empathic and caring Accredited Counsellor working in a holistic and individual way, with you as the client at the centre of our work. Are you suffering with anxiety and depression having relationship issues, problems at work, illness, loss or bereavement or coming terms with difficult current and past life events. Are you completely overwhelmed or struggling with feelings of failure, despair, hopelessness and low self esteem and just don't know who to turn to or maybe you have resorted to addictive or harmful behaviours to cope. Come with me on your therapy journey and let me help you find a better way of being.
I am an empathic and caring Accredited Counsellor working in a holistic and individual way, with you as the client at the centre of our work. Are you suffering with anxiety and depression having relationship issues, problems at work, illness, loss or bereavement or coming terms with difficult current and past life events. Are you completely overwhelmed or struggling with feelings of failure, despair, hopelessness and low self esteem and just don't know who to turn to or maybe you have resorted to addictive or harmful behaviours to cope. Come with me on your therapy journey and let me help you find a better way of being.
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Photo of Matthew James Watson, Counsellor in Harwell, England
Matthew James Watson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN2
Do you need some space and time to collect your thoughts, find some perspective? Are you wrestling with something which seems difficult to understand and accept? Do you need someone to hear and understand you? Someone to help you to make sense of things and give you the confidence to move through it and beyond?
Do you need some space and time to collect your thoughts, find some perspective? Are you wrestling with something which seems difficult to understand and accept? Do you need someone to hear and understand you? Someone to help you to make sense of things and give you the confidence to move through it and beyond?
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Photo of Talking with Gwynne, Counsellor in Harwell, England
Talking with Gwynne
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN10
Are you puzzled why 'things' are not working out for you ? Do you feel 'stressed all the time ? Are you curious about why you are the person you are ? Why you live the life you do ? Is there a pattern you recognise about yourself, that you 'don't get' but seems unchangeable? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to live the life you want? Does that desire to live the best life you can seem limited by illness or a potential or actual genetic blue print that isn't changeable ? If you have any of these thoughts or similar, then I can help you to find your answers. I have energy, experience, resources and commitment for this work with you.
Are you puzzled why 'things' are not working out for you ? Do you feel 'stressed all the time ? Are you curious about why you are the person you are ? Why you live the life you do ? Is there a pattern you recognise about yourself, that you 'don't get' but seems unchangeable? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to live the life you want? Does that desire to live the best life you can seem limited by illness or a potential or actual genetic blue print that isn't changeable ? If you have any of these thoughts or similar, then I can help you to find your answers. I have energy, experience, resources and commitment for this work with you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Harwell

< 10

Counsellors in Harwell who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Eating Disorders
100% Bereavement

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Harwell see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Harwell?

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.