Counselling in Higham Dykes

Photo of Dr Carolyn Law, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Carolyn Law
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Higham Dykes NE20
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.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Georgia Giannopoulou, DCounsPsych, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Georgia Giannopoulou
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis as my core model working with individuals and couples across genders and orientations. I practice in English and Greek. I work with a range of issues including trauma, stress, issues of identity and existential concerns, life transitions such as immigration, separations, divorce, parenthood, career changes as well as losses, eating and body image issues, relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and explorations of identity and self-actualisation. I am existentially minded and use a range of approaches tailored to the individual in support of their goals.
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis as my core model working with individuals and couples across genders and orientations. I practice in English and Greek. I work with a range of issues including trauma, stress, issues of identity and existential concerns, life transitions such as immigration, separations, divorce, parenthood, career changes as well as losses, eating and body image issues, relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and explorations of identity and self-actualisation. I am existentially minded and use a range of approaches tailored to the individual in support of their goals.
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Photo of David Merritt, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
David Merritt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Life can be difficult. It throws up challenges, changes and conflicts. These can be within ourselves, or in our relationships and work, or from living in a worrying world. Counsellors work together with people who are faced with troubles, burdens and questions and seek to help them find a better place to be. Whatever the source of the problem I believe that counselling has the potential to help. People can talk to someone who will not judge them but listen to them carefully and supportively. Counsellors can also go a little deeper and use a range of techniques which may be of help.
Life can be difficult. It throws up challenges, changes and conflicts. These can be within ourselves, or in our relationships and work, or from living in a worrying world. Counsellors work together with people who are faced with troubles, burdens and questions and seek to help them find a better place to be. Whatever the source of the problem I believe that counselling has the potential to help. People can talk to someone who will not judge them but listen to them carefully and supportively. Counsellors can also go a little deeper and use a range of techniques which may be of help.
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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
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.
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Dr Kristina Askew Westcott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Thank you for visiting my profile page. I am a Clinical Psychologist and accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner with over 16 years experience working with adults with mental and physical health problems. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship problems, trauma and post-traumatic stress, adjusting to medical conditions and treatment adherence. I work both individually (age 16+) and with couples.
Thank you for visiting my profile page. I am a Clinical Psychologist and accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner with over 16 years experience working with adults with mental and physical health problems. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship problems, trauma and post-traumatic stress, adjusting to medical conditions and treatment adherence. I work both individually (age 16+) and with couples.
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Dr Larissa Johnson - Trauma Therapist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
Hi there! I offer a compassionate space for individuals to navigate their own unique pathways of growth. I work with individuals who find they have identified the following difficulties: traumatic histories, shame, self-criticism, personality difficulties, high stress, distress tolerance, and managing or regulating difficult emotions. You may find that you are reliving memories of terrible events of the past. Maybe you are constantly speaking down to yourself and it hinders you from achieving your goals? Or maybe you are finding that your emotions are just too much? If any of these sound like you, get in touch - I'd love to help.
Hi there! I offer a compassionate space for individuals to navigate their own unique pathways of growth. I work with individuals who find they have identified the following difficulties: traumatic histories, shame, self-criticism, personality difficulties, high stress, distress tolerance, and managing or regulating difficult emotions. You may find that you are reliving memories of terrible events of the past. Maybe you are constantly speaking down to yourself and it hinders you from achieving your goals? Or maybe you are finding that your emotions are just too much? If any of these sound like you, get in touch - I'd love to help.
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Photo of Carolyn Moir, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Carolyn Moir
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and have been practising for around 10 years. I have spent much of that time working in a primary care setting (short-term NHS counselling) and have also worked in universities and the charity sector. I have supported clients with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, self-esteem, abuse, working through transitional life experiences, and many others. I also have experience of supporting people who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence. I work in person or by telephone.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and have been practising for around 10 years. I have spent much of that time working in a primary care setting (short-term NHS counselling) and have also worked in universities and the charity sector. I have supported clients with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, self-esteem, abuse, working through transitional life experiences, and many others. I also have experience of supporting people who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence. I work in person or by telephone.
0191 743 3699 View 0191 743 3699
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Dr Clark Davison
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
My name is Dr Clark Davison and I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with experience working within the NHS and private sector at a senior level.
My name is Dr Clark Davison and I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with experience working within the NHS and private sector at a senior level.
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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.
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Patrice Buee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE15
Hello my name is Patrice Buée. I can support you with a range of issues to help work through grief and loss including symptoms of depression, low mood and anxiety. Family issues, relationship challenges, work related issues and long term health problems are explored using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I have experience in providing therapy to both adults and young people of secondary school age (10 years old and upwards).
Hello my name is Patrice Buée. I can support you with a range of issues to help work through grief and loss including symptoms of depression, low mood and anxiety. Family issues, relationship challenges, work related issues and long term health problems are explored using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I have experience in providing therapy to both adults and young people of secondary school age (10 years old and upwards).
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Jesmond Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
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Next Step Psychotherapy & Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Stop! No need to scroll further. Book Online Today! We are created for connection, you are not meant to do this alone. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression to name a few, our team of friendly therapists are fully qualified & experienced and are at hand to help. We want to make you feel at at ease and make sure you feel comfortable in a safe and confidential environment, all of which is our top priority.
Stop! No need to scroll further. Book Online Today! We are created for connection, you are not meant to do this alone. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression to name a few, our team of friendly therapists are fully qualified & experienced and are at hand to help. We want to make you feel at at ease and make sure you feel comfortable in a safe and confidential environment, all of which is our top priority.
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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.
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Photo of Dan Entwisle, MBACP, Counsellor
Dan Entwisle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE20  (Online Only)
I bring more than just academic qualifications to counselling. I also bring my experience from my previous career as a broadcaster to create a unique therapeutic offer. As an integrative therapist I am ready to guide you on your personal path to wellbeing. My style is informal and welcoming. I don't just hear what you have to tell me, I listen and help you find your path by fostering a creative and positve theraputic alliance.
I bring more than just academic qualifications to counselling. I also bring my experience from my previous career as a broadcaster to create a unique therapeutic offer. As an integrative therapist I am ready to guide you on your personal path to wellbeing. My style is informal and welcoming. I don't just hear what you have to tell me, I listen and help you find your path by fostering a creative and positve theraputic alliance.
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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
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Dr Joanne Dixon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE7  (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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Dr Jane MacMillan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Taking the first step to finding help can be difficult and confusing. I offer a discrete and compassionate service for individuals wishing to seek professional advice for a wide range of mental health issues. We start with a comprehensive assessment and devise a plan for treatment based on your individual needs.
Taking the first step to finding help can be difficult and confusing. I offer a discrete and compassionate service for individuals wishing to seek professional advice for a wide range of mental health issues. We start with a comprehensive assessment and devise a plan for treatment based on your individual needs.
0191 743 7644 View 0191 743 7644
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Natalie Morton
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Natalie, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. Outside my private practice, I lead a Counselling Service in Northumberland for the ageing population. My private practice is an online and digital counselling service. I provide a completely remote counselling service, in which I facilitate telephone and online counselling. I specialise in support for those living with chronic illness. grief specialism, stress, anxiety, depression. I also provide specialist support in dealing with work place issues. We will look at what you want to achieve from therapy and how I can support you through this.
Hello, I am Natalie, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. Outside my private practice, I lead a Counselling Service in Northumberland for the ageing population. My private practice is an online and digital counselling service. I provide a completely remote counselling service, in which I facilitate telephone and online counselling. I specialise in support for those living with chronic illness. grief specialism, stress, anxiety, depression. I also provide specialist support in dealing with work place issues. We will look at what you want to achieve from therapy and how I can support you through this.
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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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Higham Dykes

< 10

Counsellors in Higham Dykes who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Life Coaching
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Dissociative Disorders (DID)

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Counsellors in Higham Dykes see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Higham Dykes?

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.