Counselling in Hawkhurst

Photo of Gina Langley, Psychologist in Hawkhurst, England
Gina Langley
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hawkhurst TN18
Welcome! I am an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and have been working as a therapist since 1995. I offer a range of ways to help you through a difficult time, tackle a chronic problem or help you realise your potential. I feel that counselling/psychotherapy shouldn't be intimidating but should help you explore and cope with the issues in your life. I have extensive experience of working with depression, anxiety, relationships and associated issues including loss, anger, and pain amongst others.
Welcome! I am an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and have been working as a therapist since 1995. I offer a range of ways to help you through a difficult time, tackle a chronic problem or help you realise your potential. I feel that counselling/psychotherapy shouldn't be intimidating but should help you explore and cope with the issues in your life. I have extensive experience of working with depression, anxiety, relationships and associated issues including loss, anger, and pain amongst others.
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Aira Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Hawkhurst TN18
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
0121 803 9271 View 0121 803 9271
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Sally Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hawkhurst TN18
As a Relate family therapist. I have been specifically trained to work with couples, families and individuals. I am certified to work with Young People 11-18 yrs and have spent many hours working in Schools/privately with Young People. Whether you are feeling in a low mood/suffering with anxiety/ facing a crisis or just wanting to spend some quality time to focus upon tough issues you maybe experiencing. We can work together to clarify your needs and develop some tools/skills to help you move forward in your life. In my private tranquil room you will have a safe space to talk confidentially with a focus upon you.
As a Relate family therapist. I have been specifically trained to work with couples, families and individuals. I am certified to work with Young People 11-18 yrs and have spent many hours working in Schools/privately with Young People. Whether you are feeling in a low mood/suffering with anxiety/ facing a crisis or just wanting to spend some quality time to focus upon tough issues you maybe experiencing. We can work together to clarify your needs and develop some tools/skills to help you move forward in your life. In my private tranquil room you will have a safe space to talk confidentially with a focus upon you.
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Emma Hutt, MSc, BABCP Accred
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hawkhurst TN18
I am a BABCP accredited CBT/REBT therapist supporting adults with anxiety and depression. Whether anxiety is a new problem or something someone has grappled with for a long time and whether anxiety is specific such as OCD, GAD, social anxiety, panic, health anxiety and phobias or a sense of unease, the evidence-based and solution focussed approach of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help. I also support clients with low mood, depression and emotional problems such as anger, shame, guilt and low self esteem. Sometimes clients are not sure which way to turn or feel stuck; both CBT and REBT can help you to clarify a way forward.
I am a BABCP accredited CBT/REBT therapist supporting adults with anxiety and depression. Whether anxiety is a new problem or something someone has grappled with for a long time and whether anxiety is specific such as OCD, GAD, social anxiety, panic, health anxiety and phobias or a sense of unease, the evidence-based and solution focussed approach of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help. I also support clients with low mood, depression and emotional problems such as anger, shame, guilt and low self esteem. Sometimes clients are not sure which way to turn or feel stuck; both CBT and REBT can help you to clarify a way forward.
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Debbie Evans
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hawkhurst TN18  (Online Only)
Are you feeling tired and struggling with every day life? Do you find that even the simplest of tasks are making you anxious? Have you thought about counselling but don't know where to start or what it is all about? Maybe you have experienced bereavement and are struggling with your emotions and find that people just tell you to pull yourself together. Sometimes just talking to a professional who will listen to you without judgment and help you work through these difficult times can really help. You can be assured of confidentiality, empathy, honesty and understanding without judgment
Are you feeling tired and struggling with every day life? Do you find that even the simplest of tasks are making you anxious? Have you thought about counselling but don't know where to start or what it is all about? Maybe you have experienced bereavement and are struggling with your emotions and find that people just tell you to pull yourself together. Sometimes just talking to a professional who will listen to you without judgment and help you work through these difficult times can really help. You can be assured of confidentiality, empathy, honesty and understanding without judgment
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Jon Firth
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hawkhurst TN18
Most likely you are thinking about engaging with me because you are in pain/difficulty that has become too much to bear and you need relief and resolution, or to work at a deeper level to prevent a returning difficulty. People seek Therapy for many different reasons - we are all unique and that is OK Some presenting issues you will have heard of : Relationship / Couples Problems. Trauma / PTSD/CPTSD. Addiction. Anxiety. Depression. Self Worth. Anger / other Emotional Regulation. Online or In Person Available. (Clarification: Communities / Allied on Psychology Today - I have experience of Clients/people from within these groups)
Most likely you are thinking about engaging with me because you are in pain/difficulty that has become too much to bear and you need relief and resolution, or to work at a deeper level to prevent a returning difficulty. People seek Therapy for many different reasons - we are all unique and that is OK Some presenting issues you will have heard of : Relationship / Couples Problems. Trauma / PTSD/CPTSD. Addiction. Anxiety. Depression. Self Worth. Anger / other Emotional Regulation. Online or In Person Available. (Clarification: Communities / Allied on Psychology Today - I have experience of Clients/people from within these groups)
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Liza Waller, Psychotherapist in Hawkhurst, England
Liza Waller
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Rye TN31
I am a UKCP reg integrative body psychotherapist and supervisor with 30 years counselling and psychotherapy experience working in a variety of contexts. I work with a wide range of approaches for issues relating to body heart mind. It may be that something has happened and you feel in some kind of crisis right now. Or you are aware of feeling stuck while wanting to make changes . Maybe you feel issues from your past are impinging on the present. All our feelings are experienced in the body and affect the whole of us, body heart mind spirit. For more about my particular approach and work see my website www.lizawaller.co.uk.
I am a UKCP reg integrative body psychotherapist and supervisor with 30 years counselling and psychotherapy experience working in a variety of contexts. I work with a wide range of approaches for issues relating to body heart mind. It may be that something has happened and you feel in some kind of crisis right now. Or you are aware of feeling stuck while wanting to make changes . Maybe you feel issues from your past are impinging on the present. All our feelings are experienced in the body and affect the whole of us, body heart mind spirit. For more about my particular approach and work see my website www.lizawaller.co.uk.
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Photo of Georgina Green, Psychotherapist in Hawkhurst, England
Georgina Green
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
We are all unique individuals. I see people who suffer from anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship difficulties and trauma as well as other difficulties. I will aim to help you make sense of what is currently going on for you and then to set goals or a way forward.. I believe that clients need to experience compassion and kindness as well as often, a structured way of working with specific difficulties. If structure is less of a goal and need, I aim to provide a settling in which trust is foremost and so creating a safe space to talk about difficult emotions.
We are all unique individuals. I see people who suffer from anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship difficulties and trauma as well as other difficulties. I will aim to help you make sense of what is currently going on for you and then to set goals or a way forward.. I believe that clients need to experience compassion and kindness as well as often, a structured way of working with specific difficulties. If structure is less of a goal and need, I aim to provide a settling in which trust is foremost and so creating a safe space to talk about difficult emotions.
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Photo of Jacqueline Jones, Counsellor in Hawkhurst, England
Jacqueline Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tenterden TN30
My name is Jacqueline and I qualified as a counsellor in 2008. I have since worked with a wide variety of issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self worth, lack of confidence, addiction, relational issues such as couples, autism, understanding self concept, shyness and much more. I believe that the professional working relationship between the counsellor and client is of fundamental importance as it provides opportunities in which change can occur. For that reason I provide a free assessment of your needs. Also meeting myself prior to engaging in any counseling will help you to decide if I would be the right counsellor for you.
My name is Jacqueline and I qualified as a counsellor in 2008. I have since worked with a wide variety of issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self worth, lack of confidence, addiction, relational issues such as couples, autism, understanding self concept, shyness and much more. I believe that the professional working relationship between the counsellor and client is of fundamental importance as it provides opportunities in which change can occur. For that reason I provide a free assessment of your needs. Also meeting myself prior to engaging in any counseling will help you to decide if I would be the right counsellor for you.
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The Goddard Clinic
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brenchley TN12
I have over 15 years experience in providing psychotherapy for problems including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, phobias and problems related to autism. Although I primarily use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in my work, I also draw on a variety of other therapy approaches so that I can tailor my therapy to your individual needs. I work privately with individuals and couples and I am also experienced at working with children from the age of 13 years.
I have over 15 years experience in providing psychotherapy for problems including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, phobias and problems related to autism. Although I primarily use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in my work, I also draw on a variety of other therapy approaches so that I can tailor my therapy to your individual needs. I work privately with individuals and couples and I am also experienced at working with children from the age of 13 years.
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Photo of Fiona Duhig, Psychotherapist in Hawkhurst, England
Fiona Duhig
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
Thank you for visiting my page and a warm welcome to my profile! I'm an experienced Psychotherapist and have a passion for helping people - that may be resolving a historic issue, working through a life change or crisis, overcoming something that is holding you back, or simply talking to someone neutral, perhaps or the first time. I've worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties both in clinical settings and private practice; these have included anxiety & depression, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD, low self-esteem, cancer recovery & diagnoses, workplace stress and life changes.
Thank you for visiting my page and a warm welcome to my profile! I'm an experienced Psychotherapist and have a passion for helping people - that may be resolving a historic issue, working through a life change or crisis, overcoming something that is holding you back, or simply talking to someone neutral, perhaps or the first time. I've worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties both in clinical settings and private practice; these have included anxiety & depression, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD, low self-esteem, cancer recovery & diagnoses, workplace stress and life changes.
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Sue Parker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
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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John King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tenterden TN30
Hello. I am a qualified and experienced BACP registered therapeutic counsellor and I offer to meet your needs with either short- or long-term counselling. I aim to create a safe, confidential and relaxed environment in which you and I can work together to explore and understand the difficulties you are experiencing and help you to find a way towards overcoming them. I meet you as an unique person and seek to understand and gain insight into how you experience your confusion, worry, discomfort, distress, or whatever concerns that you have.
Hello. I am a qualified and experienced BACP registered therapeutic counsellor and I offer to meet your needs with either short- or long-term counselling. I aim to create a safe, confidential and relaxed environment in which you and I can work together to explore and understand the difficulties you are experiencing and help you to find a way towards overcoming them. I meet you as an unique person and seek to understand and gain insight into how you experience your confusion, worry, discomfort, distress, or whatever concerns that you have.
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Autism Assessment Centre
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tenterden TN30
The Autism Assessment Centre is run by a small, friendly and compassionate team. As the mother of a neurodivergent child, our lead clinician Dr Faye Millner, draws from her personal journey and intimately understands the emotions and challenges families face during the assessment and diagnostic process. This insight has strongly influenced her professional practice. Our commitment is to provide a service that prioritises transparency and emotional support right from the outset. This approach not only eases the journey for all involved but also lays the foundation for a comprehensive and accurate diagnostic report.
The Autism Assessment Centre is run by a small, friendly and compassionate team. As the mother of a neurodivergent child, our lead clinician Dr Faye Millner, draws from her personal journey and intimately understands the emotions and challenges families face during the assessment and diagnostic process. This insight has strongly influenced her professional practice. Our commitment is to provide a service that prioritises transparency and emotional support right from the outset. This approach not only eases the journey for all involved but also lays the foundation for a comprehensive and accurate diagnostic report.
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Photo of Ashford Relationship Therapy, Psychotherapist in Hawkhurst, England
Ashford Relationship Therapy
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Tenterden TN30
If you are an individual or part of a couple that have issues around your relationship, or sexual relationship then please do get in contact. Perhaps your relationship is currently in crisis and nothing has changed, or perhaps you want to seek some help now before it gets any worse. It isn't always easy to sort these matters out by yourself and Couples Therapy can help you get your relationship back on track. I also specialise in sexual issues and compulsive sexual behaviour, which can also negatively affect your relationship, and I can help you to identify what these issues are and work towards helping you change this.
If you are an individual or part of a couple that have issues around your relationship, or sexual relationship then please do get in contact. Perhaps your relationship is currently in crisis and nothing has changed, or perhaps you want to seek some help now before it gets any worse. It isn't always easy to sort these matters out by yourself and Couples Therapy can help you get your relationship back on track. I also specialise in sexual issues and compulsive sexual behaviour, which can also negatively affect your relationship, and I can help you to identify what these issues are and work towards helping you change this.
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Helena Prentice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN12
Hello, my name is Helena Prentice (Dip.Psych.Couns.MBACP) and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am insured and hold an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate. Prior to running my private practice, Enlightened Minds Therapy, I worked within an NHS setting providing therapy to adults and children. I have worked within a cancer care support centre, helping those bereaved, going through treatment and the terminally ill and I have also provided voluntary support within a substance abuse residential rehabilitation facility,
Hello, my name is Helena Prentice (Dip.Psych.Couns.MBACP) and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am insured and hold an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate. Prior to running my private practice, Enlightened Minds Therapy, I worked within an NHS setting providing therapy to adults and children. I have worked within a cancer care support centre, helping those bereaved, going through treatment and the terminally ill and I have also provided voluntary support within a substance abuse residential rehabilitation facility,
01892 351026 View 01892 351026
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Joe Atkinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Robertsbridge TN32
Are you feeling depressed, anxious or agitated? Maybe you're struggling in your relationships, your job or with enjoying life? Are you noticing yourself feeling angry or upset all the time?I can help you to understand why you are struggling and that the problems you’re experiencing developed as coping mechanisms. They are not your fault. They can be changed.Together we can get to the root of what is happening in your life and bring you relief. Through this process you will find acceptance for yourself. You won't be stuck with these feelings any more, you'll be able to open up space to start enjoying your life and your relationships.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious or agitated? Maybe you're struggling in your relationships, your job or with enjoying life? Are you noticing yourself feeling angry or upset all the time?I can help you to understand why you are struggling and that the problems you’re experiencing developed as coping mechanisms. They are not your fault. They can be changed.Together we can get to the root of what is happening in your life and bring you relief. Through this process you will find acceptance for yourself. You won't be stuck with these feelings any more, you'll be able to open up space to start enjoying your life and your relationships.
01732 920008 View 01732 920008
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Dr Stewart Blake
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Battle TN33
I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and have a doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology from the University of Surrey. Prior to this qualification I was awarded a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in Psychology with Clinical Psychology from the University of Kent. I have a wide range of experience working within a number of Community Mental Health Teams and Psychological Services Departments for the Kent and Medway NHS Foundation Trust. These roles involved working with a broad spectrum of psychological distress ranging from mild to severe and enduring.
I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and have a doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology from the University of Surrey. Prior to this qualification I was awarded a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in Psychology with Clinical Psychology from the University of Kent. I have a wide range of experience working within a number of Community Mental Health Teams and Psychological Services Departments for the Kent and Medway NHS Foundation Trust. These roles involved working with a broad spectrum of psychological distress ranging from mild to severe and enduring.
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Cognitive Clarity
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Tenterden TN30
Hi my name is Christina. I am a qualified and accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and a certified breathing coach. I am flexible and collaborate and do my utmost to develop and nurture the therapeutic relationship. I work in an exploratory way to understand the problems and to help you recognise how your current thinking styles and behaviours may be adversely affecting you. With this knowledge we can then work on discovering what changes can be made, so that you can start moving towards living a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Hi my name is Christina. I am a qualified and accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and a certified breathing coach. I am flexible and collaborate and do my utmost to develop and nurture the therapeutic relationship. I work in an exploratory way to understand the problems and to help you recognise how your current thinking styles and behaviours may be adversely affecting you. With this knowledge we can then work on discovering what changes can be made, so that you can start moving towards living a more balanced and fulfilling life.
01580 234643 View 01580 234643
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Nick Moon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN12
I offer you empathy, compassionate and a non-judgemental approach where we can build trust to explore whatever you're facing. I have experience of developing and maintaining strong and trusting relationships with people from a range of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences, supporting them with a wide range of issues. I have a particular interest in loss, grief and bereavement; men's issues; family, marriage and relationship concerns; anxiety and depression; going through transitional stages; ageing; and sexual and emotional abuse.
I offer you empathy, compassionate and a non-judgemental approach where we can build trust to explore whatever you're facing. I have experience of developing and maintaining strong and trusting relationships with people from a range of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences, supporting them with a wide range of issues. I have a particular interest in loss, grief and bereavement; men's issues; family, marriage and relationship concerns; anxiety and depression; going through transitional stages; ageing; and sexual and emotional abuse.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hawkhurst

< 10

Counsellors in Hawkhurst who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Domestic Abuse
83% Coping Skills
83% Self-Harming
83% Stress
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Hawkhurst see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hawkhurst?

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.