Counselling in Heddon-on-the-Wall

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First Psychology Newcastle
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Heddon-on-the-Wall NE15
Hello! I am Professor Ewan Gillon, Clinical Director of First Psychology, an independent therapy practice based in Scotland and North East England. Here in Newcastle we have team of highly skilled counsellors, psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and applied psychologists. We offer a variety of therapy options including counselling, CBT, psychotherapy and couples therapy. Our approach is to work in a way that is tailored to your needs, whatever difficulties you are experiencing. We know that coming to therapy can be daunting and we are here to help. Our approach is always kind, friendly, experienced and highly professional.
Hello! I am Professor Ewan Gillon, Clinical Director of First Psychology, an independent therapy practice based in Scotland and North East England. Here in Newcastle we have team of highly skilled counsellors, psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and applied psychologists. We offer a variety of therapy options including counselling, CBT, psychotherapy and couples therapy. Our approach is to work in a way that is tailored to your needs, whatever difficulties you are experiencing. We know that coming to therapy can be daunting and we are here to help. Our approach is always kind, friendly, experienced and highly professional.
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Dr Carolyn Law
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Heddon-on-the-Wall NE15
Most importantly, I work with people, not diagnoses or labels. I specialise in working with those with a history of trauma, whether that’s one off events such as a car crash, sexual assault or attack, or layers of trauma in the form of childhood neglect/abuse, a military/medical career or an abusive relationship. I try to help my patients overcome their ongoing reactions to this trauma, such as nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, high levels of anxiety and poor sleep. I also work with people experiencing moral injury and survivors guilt. Additionally, those experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and relationship issues.
Most importantly, I work with people, not diagnoses or labels. I specialise in working with those with a history of trauma, whether that’s one off events such as a car crash, sexual assault or attack, or layers of trauma in the form of childhood neglect/abuse, a military/medical career or an abusive relationship. I try to help my patients overcome their ongoing reactions to this trauma, such as nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, high levels of anxiety and poor sleep. I also work with people experiencing moral injury and survivors guilt. Additionally, those experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and relationship issues.
01661 523736 View 01661 523736

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Photo of James Bowness Clarke, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
James Bowness Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I share my time between private practice and working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Whilst I typically work with clients who are experiencing anxiety or low mood, I have a special interest in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). I have extensive experience working in adult mental health and I am qualified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I hold clinics in the evenings in Jesmond.
I share my time between private practice and working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Whilst I typically work with clients who are experiencing anxiety or low mood, I have a special interest in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). I have extensive experience working in adult mental health and I am qualified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I hold clinics in the evenings in Jesmond.
01434 307703 View 01434 307703
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Dr Joanne Dixon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE10  (Online Only)
I'm Jo, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and CAT Practitioner. Lots of people struggle with their mental health at times and feel like they're not enough. Maybe you have a hard time liking yourself, find it hard to get your voice heard and feel like giving up trying or feel like it's only you struggling? We all have lots of messy feelings and I help people make sense of these. I love working alongside people to develop an understanding of what's gone on and how to make changes. I am experienced in been working with people with worry, mood, difficult relationship patterns, trauma and the effects these have on a person.
I'm Jo, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and CAT Practitioner. Lots of people struggle with their mental health at times and feel like they're not enough. Maybe you have a hard time liking yourself, find it hard to get your voice heard and feel like giving up trying or feel like it's only you struggling? We all have lots of messy feelings and I help people make sense of these. I love working alongside people to develop an understanding of what's gone on and how to make changes. I am experienced in been working with people with worry, mood, difficult relationship patterns, trauma and the effects these have on a person.
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Photo of Tabitha Appleby, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Tabitha Appleby
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I am BACP Accredited integrative psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I and also a EMDR Therapist and Couples Counsellor and regularlywork with neurodiversity. I provide a free initial short call service to get more information regarding the presenting issue. Integrative means that I have many tools and can adapt my style to meet my clients needs. EMDR can help with trauma, phobias and anxiety and I work with Couples to help with communication and better relationships. I work online and face to face.
I am BACP Accredited integrative psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I and also a EMDR Therapist and Couples Counsellor and regularlywork with neurodiversity. I provide a free initial short call service to get more information regarding the presenting issue. Integrative means that I have many tools and can adapt my style to meet my clients needs. EMDR can help with trauma, phobias and anxiety and I work with Couples to help with communication and better relationships. I work online and face to face.
01798 304026 View 01798 304026
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Joseph Tyson-Adams - North East Therapy Network
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Hi. My name is Joseph Tyson-Adams, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and EMDR (trauma therapy) practitioner. I have worked in the NHS over the last 20 years, currently working as a Senior Psychotherapist. If you are suffering from past traumas, stress, depression or anxiety issues, I am here to help. I have worked with clients to improve their mental health & reclaim their lives. I would find it a huge privilege & pleasure to join you on your journey towards your goals. We offer a free telephone consultation to discuss issues affecting you & support we could offer.
Hi. My name is Joseph Tyson-Adams, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and EMDR (trauma therapy) practitioner. I have worked in the NHS over the last 20 years, currently working as a Senior Psychotherapist. If you are suffering from past traumas, stress, depression or anxiety issues, I am here to help. I have worked with clients to improve their mental health & reclaim their lives. I would find it a huge privilege & pleasure to join you on your journey towards your goals. We offer a free telephone consultation to discuss issues affecting you & support we could offer.
0191 743 4697 View 0191 743 4697
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Joshua Carter
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE27
Hi, I'm Joshua, a professional psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I know how daunting it can be to look for a counsellor, or finding who will match your needs and expectations. So I will talk you through how I work and what I can offer you, to hopefully take away any confusion and make your search a little easier. I am located at Nostell Priory in Wakefield.
Hi, I'm Joshua, a professional psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I know how daunting it can be to look for a counsellor, or finding who will match your needs and expectations. So I will talk you through how I work and what I can offer you, to hopefully take away any confusion and make your search a little easier. I am located at Nostell Priory in Wakefield.
01924 950697 View 01924 950697
Photo of Dr Petra Carlsson Mitchell Inpsychology, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Petra Carlsson Mitchell Inpsychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ponteland NE20
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel that despite efforts to improve your life, the way you are feeling continues to have a negative impact on your mood, motivation, relationships and how you cope with everyday life? Perhaps you are experiencing a sense of hopelessness that things may never improve as a result of having felt this way for a long time? These could be signs that your mental health needs are enduring and deep-rooted. I am Petra Carlsson-Mitchell, a Clinical Psychologist and through my practice INPSYCHOLOGY, I specialise in psychological treatments for mental health concerns at the moderate to complex end of the mental health continuum.
Do you feel that despite efforts to improve your life, the way you are feeling continues to have a negative impact on your mood, motivation, relationships and how you cope with everyday life? Perhaps you are experiencing a sense of hopelessness that things may never improve as a result of having felt this way for a long time? These could be signs that your mental health needs are enduring and deep-rooted. I am Petra Carlsson-Mitchell, a Clinical Psychologist and through my practice INPSYCHOLOGY, I specialise in psychological treatments for mental health concerns at the moderate to complex end of the mental health continuum.
01434 408847 View 01434 408847
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Select Psychology
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Welcome to Select Psychology, where our team of dedicated psychologists, CBT therapists, and counselors are committed to supporting individuals, couples, and families facing a wide range of difficulties. From common mental health concerns like anxiety and depression to more complex issues such as trauma and eating disorders, we're here to assist you in your journey towards healing and growth. At Select Psychology, we prioritize collaboration and understanding. We'll work closely with you to develop a comprehensive understanding of your challenges and tailor a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
Welcome to Select Psychology, where our team of dedicated psychologists, CBT therapists, and counselors are committed to supporting individuals, couples, and families facing a wide range of difficulties. From common mental health concerns like anxiety and depression to more complex issues such as trauma and eating disorders, we're here to assist you in your journey towards healing and growth. At Select Psychology, we prioritize collaboration and understanding. We'll work closely with you to develop a comprehensive understanding of your challenges and tailor a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
0191 743 0236 View 0191 743 0236
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LOTUS Mind. Monica. Ann Julian. Trauma And Ptsd.
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE5
I have been a Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Hypnotherapist for over 25years I specialised in the field addiction for many years. Working within addiction offered a wide and varied opportunity to work and become familiar with many client issues. Clients relying upon substances, use as a coping mechanism, however substance use causes further mental health issues which further complicates their ability to cope. I now work solely within private practice based at home where clients can relax in a confidential informal setting. This allows them time explore their own needs in a time frame which meets their own specific needs.
I have been a Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Hypnotherapist for over 25years I specialised in the field addiction for many years. Working within addiction offered a wide and varied opportunity to work and become familiar with many client issues. Clients relying upon substances, use as a coping mechanism, however substance use causes further mental health issues which further complicates their ability to cope. I now work solely within private practice based at home where clients can relax in a confidential informal setting. This allows them time explore their own needs in a time frame which meets their own specific needs.
0191 917 5944 View 0191 917 5944
Photo of Angela Hotchkiss, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Angela Hotchkiss
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
When it seems like there's nowhere for you to turn; when you feel like you are heading for "rock-bottom" ; you have hit crisis point, or you feel you have lost your direction, no matter what the reason, talking to a counsellor can help you to find your way through your struggle; a way that is right for you.
When it seems like there's nowhere for you to turn; when you feel like you are heading for "rock-bottom" ; you have hit crisis point, or you feel you have lost your direction, no matter what the reason, talking to a counsellor can help you to find your way through your struggle; a way that is right for you.
07723 465604 View 07723 465604
Photo of Lyndsey Waugh, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Lyndsey Waugh
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
0191 743 9785 View 0191 743 9785
Photo of undefined - Calonlan Counselling, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Calonlan Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Not accepting new clients
Calonlan Counselling and Psychotherapy, ensure a private, secure, and compassionate setting where you can address any issues that are causing distress or trouble, with the assurance of non-judgemental listening. Being an integrative person-centred counsellor, my role is to accompany you on your journey, providing an open space for candid and uninhibited discussions about the problems that impede your progress. With a diverse background in Counselling and Psychotherapy, specifically trained in Grief, Humanistic, Trauma, Attachment, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, I possess the versatility to adapt to my clients' unique needs.
Calonlan Counselling and Psychotherapy, ensure a private, secure, and compassionate setting where you can address any issues that are causing distress or trouble, with the assurance of non-judgemental listening. Being an integrative person-centred counsellor, my role is to accompany you on your journey, providing an open space for candid and uninhibited discussions about the problems that impede your progress. With a diverse background in Counselling and Psychotherapy, specifically trained in Grief, Humanistic, Trauma, Attachment, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, I possess the versatility to adapt to my clients' unique needs.
020 3994 2394 View 020 3994 2394
Photo of Chris Stoker, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Chris Stoker
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
Have you or a loved one been struggling to cope with anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or low? Maybe social situations are difficult to face, or work and studies are harder to manage? Perhaps you've been experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts, or feeling driven to repeat certain actions. Doing the things that you used to be able to maybe just feels too heavy. If you're a loved one, maybe you've noticed your young person change from how they used to be. If any of this sounds familiar, I can help by providing a safe and open space to support you in overcoming these challenges. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com
Have you or a loved one been struggling to cope with anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or low? Maybe social situations are difficult to face, or work and studies are harder to manage? Perhaps you've been experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts, or feeling driven to repeat certain actions. Doing the things that you used to be able to maybe just feels too heavy. If you're a loved one, maybe you've noticed your young person change from how they used to be. If any of this sounds familiar, I can help by providing a safe and open space to support you in overcoming these challenges. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com
0330 043 3907 View 0330 043 3907
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Dr Sarah Woods
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Are you looking for CBT, EMDR or acceptance and commitment therapy? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, symptoms of trauma (PTSD) or adjustment to physical health problems? Or perhaps you feel stuck and feel life has lost some meaning for you. I can help you understand why you feel this way and help you learn new coping skills to move forwards. Over the years, I have helped many people reach their goals, heal from trauma and overcome their difficulties. Making changes can be hard but improving our well being and truly connecting with the important things in life can make us feel fulfilled and increase satisfaction.
Are you looking for CBT, EMDR or acceptance and commitment therapy? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, symptoms of trauma (PTSD) or adjustment to physical health problems? Or perhaps you feel stuck and feel life has lost some meaning for you. I can help you understand why you feel this way and help you learn new coping skills to move forwards. Over the years, I have helped many people reach their goals, heal from trauma and overcome their difficulties. Making changes can be hard but improving our well being and truly connecting with the important things in life can make us feel fulfilled and increase satisfaction.
07476 563250 View 07476 563250
Photo of Loveday Elisabeth Koranteng, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Loveday Elisabeth Koranteng
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Stocksfield NE43
Are you stressed, depressed, anxious, sad or just not feeling yourself? Then counselling might be something that can help you, whether it is a new concern or a long held one. Sometimes emotional pain or life events can temporarily cloud your ability to see possible solutions, leaving you feeling stuck, confused, unhappy, anxious, sad or even shut down. The process of talking about this can gradually make things seem clearer as you make sense of your feelings and your thoughts become more ordered. You can feel change taking place, sometimes to your own surprise and so start to find a way forward that feels right for you.
Are you stressed, depressed, anxious, sad or just not feeling yourself? Then counselling might be something that can help you, whether it is a new concern or a long held one. Sometimes emotional pain or life events can temporarily cloud your ability to see possible solutions, leaving you feeling stuck, confused, unhappy, anxious, sad or even shut down. The process of talking about this can gradually make things seem clearer as you make sense of your feelings and your thoughts become more ordered. You can feel change taking place, sometimes to your own surprise and so start to find a way forward that feels right for you.
01434 307992 View 01434 307992
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Becca Mather
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3  (Online Only)
The early years of motherhood can be difficult to navigate. Are you finding yourself in the thick of it and have little time to process your feelings? Are the constant demands of mum life & putting yourself last leaving you overwhelmed? Do you ever question if you’re ‘doing it right’ and mum guilt is getting to you? Or are you pregnant and feeling like you ‘should’ be enjoying it but you’re just not? I want you to know that everyone’s parenting journey is unique and it’s ok to have mixed feelings about your experience. As a mum myself, I have been where you are and I want you to know your feelings are valid & you deserve to be heard
The early years of motherhood can be difficult to navigate. Are you finding yourself in the thick of it and have little time to process your feelings? Are the constant demands of mum life & putting yourself last leaving you overwhelmed? Do you ever question if you’re ‘doing it right’ and mum guilt is getting to you? Or are you pregnant and feeling like you ‘should’ be enjoying it but you’re just not? I want you to know that everyone’s parenting journey is unique and it’s ok to have mixed feelings about your experience. As a mum myself, I have been where you are and I want you to know your feelings are valid & you deserve to be heard
01909 491022 View 01909 491022
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Fiona Wright
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Hello I'm Fiona, I'm an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist currently providing online sessions. Life can be hard sometimes and we can often find ourselves feeling alone with our thoughts and feelings and unsure of the way forward. In sessions we work together to understand these often complex thoughts and feelings and find ways to understand, process and alter them. By having the support of therapy you will have a safe, confidential space separate to your life to explore your difficulties, whether you consider these big or small problems they can be shared and made sense of together.
Hello I'm Fiona, I'm an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist currently providing online sessions. Life can be hard sometimes and we can often find ourselves feeling alone with our thoughts and feelings and unsure of the way forward. In sessions we work together to understand these often complex thoughts and feelings and find ways to understand, process and alter them. By having the support of therapy you will have a safe, confidential space separate to your life to explore your difficulties, whether you consider these big or small problems they can be shared and made sense of together.
0191 580 4200 View 0191 580 4200
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Just Jack Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Just Jack Counselling Services is exactly that, Just a normal guy called "Jack" who provides professional counselling services. A front line War Veteran whose been through some shit, both in the military and in my private life. It's fair to say I am not your stereotypical counsellor, what I am is just some guy who has struggled at times and as a result of those struggles went to university and got my BA Honours degree in Counselling in order to be able to help others understand their shit and get through it, "fall down seven times stand up eight". We all have our own demons to fight but that doesn't mean we have to fight them alone
Just Jack Counselling Services is exactly that, Just a normal guy called "Jack" who provides professional counselling services. A front line War Veteran whose been through some shit, both in the military and in my private life. It's fair to say I am not your stereotypical counsellor, what I am is just some guy who has struggled at times and as a result of those struggles went to university and got my BA Honours degree in Counselling in order to be able to help others understand their shit and get through it, "fall down seven times stand up eight". We all have our own demons to fight but that doesn't mean we have to fight them alone
0191 743 9570 View 0191 743 9570
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Melanie Charnock Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Longbenton NE12
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
0191 917 9377 View 0191 917 9377

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Heddon-on-the-Wall

< 10

Counsellors in Heddon-on-the-Wall who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

23 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Heddon-on-the-Wall see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Heddon-on-the-Wall?

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.