Counselling in Heelands

Photo of Alexandre Farah Gieseke - LHR Therapy Ltd, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
LHR Therapy Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Heelands MK13
I have a proven track record, gained since 1995 in dealing with children, young people and adults with learning and behavioural difficulties. I have worked with those who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse. My experience also includes those with a previous history of substance misuse and trauma. I have also worked with Autistic clients. I have gained experience in various settings: schools, residential care settings, foster homes, secure units and NHS hospitals. Additionally, I have worked in Local Authority and private clinic environments. I have worked as both a volunteer and in paid employment.
I have a proven track record, gained since 1995 in dealing with children, young people and adults with learning and behavioural difficulties. I have worked with those who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse. My experience also includes those with a previous history of substance misuse and trauma. I have also worked with Autistic clients. I have gained experience in various settings: schools, residential care settings, foster homes, secure units and NHS hospitals. Additionally, I have worked in Local Authority and private clinic environments. I have worked as both a volunteer and in paid employment.
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More Therapists Nearby

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DS-Therapia
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK12
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
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Counselling & Hypnotherapy with Jo
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
Feeling low, stressed or overwhelmed? Hi, I am Jo. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist offering online, telephone or face-to-face sessions based in Milton Keynes. I have a wealth of experience mainly attained within my NHS career as well as alongside several charities. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk through your troubles as well as empowering you to arrive at the best solution for you.
Feeling low, stressed or overwhelmed? Hi, I am Jo. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist offering online, telephone or face-to-face sessions based in Milton Keynes. I have a wealth of experience mainly attained within my NHS career as well as alongside several charities. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk through your troubles as well as empowering you to arrive at the best solution for you.
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Mind Matters More
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
My name is Dr Andrew Maleknia and I am a consultant counselling psychologist with a passion for understanding and helping people. My compassion and desire to help individuals overcome difficulties in meaningful and lasting ways drove me towards choosing an exciting career path in Counselling Psychology. I enjoy being challenged and working to create solutions that meet the needs of those around me. I am a Person Centred Psychologist with additional training in Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT), Mentalisation (MBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Art Therapy and EMDR.
My name is Dr Andrew Maleknia and I am a consultant counselling psychologist with a passion for understanding and helping people. My compassion and desire to help individuals overcome difficulties in meaningful and lasting ways drove me towards choosing an exciting career path in Counselling Psychology. I enjoy being challenged and working to create solutions that meet the needs of those around me. I am a Person Centred Psychologist with additional training in Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT), Mentalisation (MBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Art Therapy and EMDR.
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Photo of Marta Helon, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Marta Helon
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK19
Not accepting new clients
I'm Marta, an experienced CBT and EMDR psychotherapist. Over many years of my clinical practice I have gained valuable knowledge of how our minds work and how sometimes they can be our greatest oppressors.
I'm Marta, an experienced CBT and EMDR psychotherapist. Over many years of my clinical practice I have gained valuable knowledge of how our minds work and how sometimes they can be our greatest oppressors.
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Mimicounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK6  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Mariam , I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression and other areas. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to help you discover the unique YOU. I work mainly with adults who struggle with everyday life stressors such as financial concerns, relationship struggles, family issues, medical concerns, job concerns, or other concerns. I believe my background
Hi my name is Mariam , I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression and other areas. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to help you discover the unique YOU. I work mainly with adults who struggle with everyday life stressors such as financial concerns, relationship struggles, family issues, medical concerns, job concerns, or other concerns. I believe my background
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Photo of Dr Nicholas P Sarantakis, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Nicholas P Sarantakis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
Dr. Sarantakis is an integrative practitioner, meaning that he combines creatively different therapeutic modalities and he applies an individually-tailored approach to meet the needs of each unique client in a sensitive and compassionate manner. While the Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches, along with CBT, form the ground of his practice, he will often suggest and discuss with you interventions and tasks that derive from narrative exposure therapy, existential, or Emotion-Focused Therapy. Nicholas also has a 5-year-long professional training in psychodynamic group, family and couple therapy.
Dr. Sarantakis is an integrative practitioner, meaning that he combines creatively different therapeutic modalities and he applies an individually-tailored approach to meet the needs of each unique client in a sensitive and compassionate manner. While the Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches, along with CBT, form the ground of his practice, he will often suggest and discuss with you interventions and tasks that derive from narrative exposure therapy, existential, or Emotion-Focused Therapy. Nicholas also has a 5-year-long professional training in psychodynamic group, family and couple therapy.
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Photo of Laura Danielle Farmer - Laura Holistic Counselling , MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Laura Holistic Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK9
At heart, I am a personal centred counsellor, meaning that you are truly at the core of my work. My holistic style is different to that of the clinical practitioner but I feel it brings a certain warmth and calmness that I believe is crucial for successful therapy. My clients come to me for a variety of reasons, but they all have one thing in common, and that's what they want - change. You may not know what that change is or how to make that change, but I will provide a space for us to explore this and work together to find out.
At heart, I am a personal centred counsellor, meaning that you are truly at the core of my work. My holistic style is different to that of the clinical practitioner but I feel it brings a certain warmth and calmness that I believe is crucial for successful therapy. My clients come to me for a variety of reasons, but they all have one thing in common, and that's what they want - change. You may not know what that change is or how to make that change, but I will provide a space for us to explore this and work together to find out.
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Photo of Claire Jones, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Claire Jones
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
Going to therapy (sometimes known as counselling or psychotherapy) can often feel like a daunting task and finding the courage to take those initial steps can be difficult. You may already feel overwhelmed whilst searching for a therapist and have many questions, such as what do the different approaches and qualifications mean, who is experienced enough and who could help me the best? Regardless of which approach is used, one thing we do know is that the most important factor in creating positive client outcomes is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client.
Going to therapy (sometimes known as counselling or psychotherapy) can often feel like a daunting task and finding the courage to take those initial steps can be difficult. You may already feel overwhelmed whilst searching for a therapist and have many questions, such as what do the different approaches and qualifications mean, who is experienced enough and who could help me the best? Regardless of which approach is used, one thing we do know is that the most important factor in creating positive client outcomes is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client.
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Photo of Sarah Dunmur, MBACP, Counsellor
Sarah Dunmur
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK19
Based in Milton Keynes & close to Northampton, I offer a safe space where clients can freely share their experiences without fear of judgment. Whether we meet face to face or online, my focus will be to help you find the answers you need, in order to help yourself through whatever is troubling you. Whether you are suffering from stress or anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, or perhaps you are a survivor of trauma, my empathetic approach and therapeutic experience will support and guide you to become empowered on your journey toward healing, emotional well-being and renewed resilience.
Based in Milton Keynes & close to Northampton, I offer a safe space where clients can freely share their experiences without fear of judgment. Whether we meet face to face or online, my focus will be to help you find the answers you need, in order to help yourself through whatever is troubling you. Whether you are suffering from stress or anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, or perhaps you are a survivor of trauma, my empathetic approach and therapeutic experience will support and guide you to become empowered on your journey toward healing, emotional well-being and renewed resilience.
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Doctor Mind Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK14
My name is Dr Ravi Sankar. I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience. I currently work full-time in private practice. Have you been overwhelmed with stressful life events? Do you not know where to start to manage your problems? I will help you to develop a good understanding of your emotional difficulties, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond flexibly to make progress. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. We often need to slow down in life before we can speed up!
My name is Dr Ravi Sankar. I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience. I currently work full-time in private practice. Have you been overwhelmed with stressful life events? Do you not know where to start to manage your problems? I will help you to develop a good understanding of your emotional difficulties, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond flexibly to make progress. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. We often need to slow down in life before we can speed up!
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Photo of Sarah Showler, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Sarah Showler
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK19
My aim is to offer my clients a supportive and safe space for them to explore and work through their challenges. This means that I actively listen to my clients, working collaboratively together to find a new perspective and approach to their situations to enable them to make the positive steps toward their goals and in their lives. I believe that counselling isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ process and together we will work out a process that best works for you. Finding a solution to understand or accept something that has been holding you back is a positive step.
My aim is to offer my clients a supportive and safe space for them to explore and work through their challenges. This means that I actively listen to my clients, working collaboratively together to find a new perspective and approach to their situations to enable them to make the positive steps toward their goals and in their lives. I believe that counselling isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ process and together we will work out a process that best works for you. Finding a solution to understand or accept something that has been holding you back is a positive step.
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Photo of Bongiwe Sibanda - Reset Minds Therapies, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Reset Minds Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9  (Online Only)
Hi there. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulties with your emotions or dealing with the after effects of traumatic experiences? Perhaps you may have specific goals that you would like to work towards, relating to your career or lifestyle and you are struggling to meet these goals on your own. My name is Bongi, and I work with adults, children and adolescents who experience these difficulties and support them to overcome, these challenges. My aim as a therapist is to help people to reclaim control of their own perceptions, emotions and behaviours in order to reach their goals, thrive and live a fulfilling life.
Hi there. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulties with your emotions or dealing with the after effects of traumatic experiences? Perhaps you may have specific goals that you would like to work towards, relating to your career or lifestyle and you are struggling to meet these goals on your own. My name is Bongi, and I work with adults, children and adolescents who experience these difficulties and support them to overcome, these challenges. My aim as a therapist is to help people to reclaim control of their own perceptions, emotions and behaviours in order to reach their goals, thrive and live a fulfilling life.
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Photo of Janice Teh, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Janice Teh
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK6
I offer therapy to individuals aged 18+ in the Dunstable and Milton Keynes areas. I can help you explore any emotional difficulties you may have. Sometimes we don't know why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to feel the way we feel anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if they knew the truth. You may have been trying to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
I offer therapy to individuals aged 18+ in the Dunstable and Milton Keynes areas. I can help you explore any emotional difficulties you may have. Sometimes we don't know why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to feel the way we feel anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if they knew the truth. You may have been trying to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
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Photo of Dr Kate Woollaston, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Kate Woollaston
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK19
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
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Photo of Karen-Anne Fisher - Meadow Counselling, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Meadow Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, we will explore together the best therapeutic approach for you. I aim to put you in the driving seat by deciding which strategies might resonate with you and support you recovering, growing and thriving. I would be honoured to share each step of your journey, supporting you as you recover from adversity, heal from pain, and move forward with aspirations and hope for the future.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, we will explore together the best therapeutic approach for you. I aim to put you in the driving seat by deciding which strategies might resonate with you and support you recovering, growing and thriving. I would be honoured to share each step of your journey, supporting you as you recover from adversity, heal from pain, and move forward with aspirations and hope for the future.
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Jenny Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK13
Thank you for taking time to visit my profile, It is the first step towards change and takes courage. Maybe you're here because you have experienced a difficult past? Perhaps your childhood has left you feeling hurt? Do you feel excluded from others and when you are around other people do you feel like you don’t fit in and find yourself overcompensating to fit in, or question yourself and wonder what is wrong with you? Are you constantly worrying and find it hard to relax around others? Maybe this surfaces anger, jealousy or sadness?
Thank you for taking time to visit my profile, It is the first step towards change and takes courage. Maybe you're here because you have experienced a difficult past? Perhaps your childhood has left you feeling hurt? Do you feel excluded from others and when you are around other people do you feel like you don’t fit in and find yourself overcompensating to fit in, or question yourself and wonder what is wrong with you? Are you constantly worrying and find it hard to relax around others? Maybe this surfaces anger, jealousy or sadness?
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Photo of Sharn Jenkins, BACP, Counsellor
Sharn Jenkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK9
I appreciate that taking the first step towards counselling can feel daunting and take courage. Whether you're facing challenges, seeking personal growth, or simply need someone to talk to, I'm here to support you. Feel free to reach out to schedule a session or to inquire about any questions you may have. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor committed to supporting you on your journey toward emotional well-being and personal growth. With a background in integrative counselling, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any challenges you may face.
I appreciate that taking the first step towards counselling can feel daunting and take courage. Whether you're facing challenges, seeking personal growth, or simply need someone to talk to, I'm here to support you. Feel free to reach out to schedule a session or to inquire about any questions you may have. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor committed to supporting you on your journey toward emotional well-being and personal growth. With a background in integrative counselling, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any challenges you may face.
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Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK14
Many of us deal with overwhelming feelings of worry and stress that make it difficult to live the life we want. Persistent sadness and the sense of emptiness that comes with feeling low can be isolating. Traumatic experiences leave lasting scars. Conflicts with loved ones can be difficult. Together we can uncover the roots of your feelings, and find a path forward towards emotional well-being. I offer a safe space to process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and help you reclaim a sense of control.
Many of us deal with overwhelming feelings of worry and stress that make it difficult to live the life we want. Persistent sadness and the sense of emptiness that comes with feeling low can be isolating. Traumatic experiences leave lasting scars. Conflicts with loved ones can be difficult. Together we can uncover the roots of your feelings, and find a path forward towards emotional well-being. I offer a safe space to process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and help you reclaim a sense of control.
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Blume Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK14
We work with people who suspect they or their children may be neurodivergent, who wish to explore the way their brain works, their strengths and differences. Our aim is to help clients understand themselves, their neurodevelopmental profile and maximise their potential and lead fulfilled lives. If people suspect they or their child may be autistic, have ADHD or cognitive difficulties then our NICE compliant assessment service conducts a thorough assessment of clients’ neurodivergent profile, providing insight, understanding and a diagnosis where appropriate. Personal and specialised post- diagnostic support is available.
We work with people who suspect they or their children may be neurodivergent, who wish to explore the way their brain works, their strengths and differences. Our aim is to help clients understand themselves, their neurodevelopmental profile and maximise their potential and lead fulfilled lives. If people suspect they or their child may be autistic, have ADHD or cognitive difficulties then our NICE compliant assessment service conducts a thorough assessment of clients’ neurodivergent profile, providing insight, understanding and a diagnosis where appropriate. Personal and specialised post- diagnostic support is available.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Heelands

< 10

Counsellors in Heelands who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Chronic Pain

Average years in practice

29 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Heelands see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Heelands?

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.