Counselling in Highbridge

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Blue Amber Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbridge TA9
Hello my name is Lizzy and I work from my own private practice in Brent Knoll Somerset. I offer a kind, caring and confidential counselling service, working with individuals, children & adolescents, couples and the elderly. I offer my counselling sessions as either open-ended or for an agreed time period. I usually work from my therapy room in Brent Knoll but can work within the community and offer home visits to housebound or disabled clients. I take referrals from outside agencies and employers.
Hello my name is Lizzy and I work from my own private practice in Brent Knoll Somerset. I offer a kind, caring and confidential counselling service, working with individuals, children & adolescents, couples and the elderly. I offer my counselling sessions as either open-ended or for an agreed time period. I usually work from my therapy room in Brent Knoll but can work within the community and offer home visits to housebound or disabled clients. I take referrals from outside agencies and employers.
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Photo of Tammy Webb-Gardner, Counsellor in Highbridge, England
Tammy Webb-Gardner
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Highbridge TA9
Hi my name is Tammy and I am an experienced person centred counsellor. I work with adults and children/young people.  I know how difficult it can be to take this first step, coming to counselling can feel overwhelming. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your worries and concerns. Somewhere you can offload and I will listen without judgement. I believe that the relationship is key and building trust is vital.  You are the expert in your life and I will adapt my practise to work in the way that you feel is right for you.
Hi my name is Tammy and I am an experienced person centred counsellor. I work with adults and children/young people.  I know how difficult it can be to take this first step, coming to counselling can feel overwhelming. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your worries and concerns. Somewhere you can offload and I will listen without judgement. I believe that the relationship is key and building trust is vital.  You are the expert in your life and I will adapt my practise to work in the way that you feel is right for you.
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Jackie O'Brien
Verified Verified
Highbridge TA9
Counselling is a very personal experience and is different for everyone. I offer a safe and confidential service, enabling you to start to explore difficulties without judgment or criticism. If you are feeling depressed, vulnerable, stressed or confused, counselling may be the right help for you. I will support you to develop an understanding of yourself, giving you the space and time to find your own solutions. As well as talking therapy I use therapeutic creativity. Mediums such as paints, sand-tray and clay, may help you put words to difficult feelings and emotions in a non-threatening way.
Counselling is a very personal experience and is different for everyone. I offer a safe and confidential service, enabling you to start to explore difficulties without judgment or criticism. If you are feeling depressed, vulnerable, stressed or confused, counselling may be the right help for you. I will support you to develop an understanding of yourself, giving you the space and time to find your own solutions. As well as talking therapy I use therapeutic creativity. Mediums such as paints, sand-tray and clay, may help you put words to difficult feelings and emotions in a non-threatening way.
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George Fortune
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbridge TA9
Hello, my name is George and I have been providing my counselling services for over 8 years, offering face to face, telephone and Skype counselling. Alongside being a counsellor, I have also worked within the mental health sector providing mental health & well-being support to the North Somerset Community. My counselling office is in Worle, which is in easy travelling distance from Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead and many other areas of North Somerset.
Hello, my name is George and I have been providing my counselling services for over 8 years, offering face to face, telephone and Skype counselling. Alongside being a counsellor, I have also worked within the mental health sector providing mental health & well-being support to the North Somerset Community. My counselling office is in Worle, which is in easy travelling distance from Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead and many other areas of North Somerset.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Eden Counselling Services (ECS)
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22  (Online Only)
Hi, My name is Elaine, I offer an integrated approach, where I bring in different types of therapies that suit your needs, with person centre as my core conditions. often trying something new can be very daunting, and due to this, I like to offer a free 15-minute telephone or online consultation, to make sure I suit your needs.
Hi, My name is Elaine, I offer an integrated approach, where I bring in different types of therapies that suit your needs, with person centre as my core conditions. often trying something new can be very daunting, and due to this, I like to offer a free 15-minute telephone or online consultation, to make sure I suit your needs.
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Steve Turner Bsc (Hons) Psych Coun Dip Coun Gmbpss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA5
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
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Photo of Debra Welsh, Counsellor in Highbridge, England
Debra Welsh
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgwater TA7  (Online Only)
Does life sometimes feel like a struggle? I can support you if you would like to explore your thoughts and feelings, to be treated with warmth and empathy and be really listened to without judgement or to be supported in helping you resolve your problems. Counselling can help with any situation which has led you to feel anxious, sad, stressed or frustrated. It can help you to see things from another perspective and help you find solutions for your worries. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with 10 years experience and I offer counselling via telephone and video.
Does life sometimes feel like a struggle? I can support you if you would like to explore your thoughts and feelings, to be treated with warmth and empathy and be really listened to without judgement or to be supported in helping you resolve your problems. Counselling can help with any situation which has led you to feel anxious, sad, stressed or frustrated. It can help you to see things from another perspective and help you find solutions for your worries. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with 10 years experience and I offer counselling via telephone and video.
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Joyce Howitt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
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Photo of Karen King-Harris, Counsellor in Highbridge, England
Karen King-Harris
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wedmore BS28
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
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Alex Archer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA6
If you need to talk I'm here to listen. I’m a friendly & approachable Person Centred therapist. Most of us at some point will encounter issues we can't resolve on our own. I believe that we all have great potential and more inner resources than we realise, but it can often be difficult to access this by ourselves. As a professional, qualified & experienced counsellor, I help clients make sense of their situation. I’d like to help you gain new perspectives & cope better. I’d like to support you in developing your own solutions for your unique situation. I offer a confidential setting where you can be yourself and feel free to talk.
If you need to talk I'm here to listen. I’m a friendly & approachable Person Centred therapist. Most of us at some point will encounter issues we can't resolve on our own. I believe that we all have great potential and more inner resources than we realise, but it can often be difficult to access this by ourselves. As a professional, qualified & experienced counsellor, I help clients make sense of their situation. I’d like to help you gain new perspectives & cope better. I’d like to support you in developing your own solutions for your unique situation. I offer a confidential setting where you can be yourself and feel free to talk.
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Photo of Dr Claire Plumbly, Psychologist in Highbridge, England
Dr Claire Plumbly
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgwater TA5
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me.
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me.
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Photo of Joanne King Art Therapist, Psychotherapist in Highbridge, England
Joanne King Art Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
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Tori Harper
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Outdoor Therapist. I understand that this may be a daunting step for you and I aim to make it as comfortable as I can. Perhaps something specific has triggered how you are feeling, or maybe something in your past is weighing you down. Experiencing anxiety, depression or anger issues you want to get under control? Feeling overwhelmed? We can look at practical ways of coping. You may even have a MH diagnosis and want to explore what this means to your life now. If you decide you want to dig deeper, uncover the origins of these feelings I will be right by your side. And if you need to keep that door shut for now, that's OK too.
Outdoor Therapist. I understand that this may be a daunting step for you and I aim to make it as comfortable as I can. Perhaps something specific has triggered how you are feeling, or maybe something in your past is weighing you down. Experiencing anxiety, depression or anger issues you want to get under control? Feeling overwhelmed? We can look at practical ways of coping. You may even have a MH diagnosis and want to explore what this means to your life now. If you decide you want to dig deeper, uncover the origins of these feelings I will be right by your side. And if you need to keep that door shut for now, that's OK too.
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Photo of Helen Maharaj, Psychotherapist in Highbridge, England
Helen Maharaj
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA7  (Online Only)
I'm Helen Maharaj, the therapist who specialises in working with people using CBT and EMDR to overcome depression, break free from anxiety and build self confidence.  Having extensive experience working in psychological therapy services, I have the skills and understanding needed to make therapy work for you. ​ I will help you use these effective therapies to overcome your difficulties and improve your wellbeing. ​ I welcome diversity including people of all genders, sexualities, religions, ethnicities, body sizes, abilities and political values.
I'm Helen Maharaj, the therapist who specialises in working with people using CBT and EMDR to overcome depression, break free from anxiety and build self confidence.  Having extensive experience working in psychological therapy services, I have the skills and understanding needed to make therapy work for you. ​ I will help you use these effective therapies to overcome your difficulties and improve your wellbeing. ​ I welcome diversity including people of all genders, sexualities, religions, ethnicities, body sizes, abilities and political values.
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Photo of Clare Atyeo, Counsellor in Highbridge, England
Clare Atyeo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, isolation, bereavement, trauma/PTSD, identity/life goals and relationship issues, to name but a few. I have experience working and living with people who identify as neurodivergent for example those on the Autism Spectrum or with ADHD. I work online on a Wednesday, and face to face or online on a Thursday and Friday. My offices are accessible with lift facilities and free parking, within 5 minutes of Junction 21 of the M5.
I work with adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, isolation, bereavement, trauma/PTSD, identity/life goals and relationship issues, to name but a few. I have experience working and living with people who identify as neurodivergent for example those on the Autism Spectrum or with ADHD. I work online on a Wednesday, and face to face or online on a Thursday and Friday. My offices are accessible with lift facilities and free parking, within 5 minutes of Junction 21 of the M5.
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Photo of Annalisa Barnes, Counsellor in Highbridge, England
Annalisa Barnes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hi, I am Annalisa and welcome to my profile. I provide a welcome, safe and confidential environment in which you can express your emotions and thoughts without being judged. I work with a wide range of clients with issues regarding, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, addiction, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, abuse, anger management, bereavement, loss, relationships, trauma and many more.  I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress.
Hi, I am Annalisa and welcome to my profile. I provide a welcome, safe and confidential environment in which you can express your emotions and thoughts without being judged. I work with a wide range of clients with issues regarding, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, addiction, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, abuse, anger management, bereavement, loss, relationships, trauma and many more.  I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress.
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Photo of Marian Barlow, Counsellor in Highbridge, England
Marian Barlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA6
My work as a therapist is based on the belief that change is possible. I believe that counselling can change lives. Life throws challenges at all of us and sometimes these can feel overwhelming. The process of counselling gives you space to examine and understand issues. You may be feeling stuck in unhealthy behaviours and patterns of thinking. It is sometimes too hard to speak with close relatives or friends and so talking to an independent person can bring objectivity and non-judgement. The process of counselling brings awareness and without awareness, we cannot change.
My work as a therapist is based on the belief that change is possible. I believe that counselling can change lives. Life throws challenges at all of us and sometimes these can feel overwhelming. The process of counselling gives you space to examine and understand issues. You may be feeling stuck in unhealthy behaviours and patterns of thinking. It is sometimes too hard to speak with close relatives or friends and so talking to an independent person can bring objectivity and non-judgement. The process of counselling brings awareness and without awareness, we cannot change.
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Photo of Clare Kingsbury, Counsellor in Highbridge, England
Clare Kingsbury
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Not accepting new clients
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
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Photo of Aurelia Sleigh, Counsellor in Highbridge, England
Aurelia Sleigh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23  (Online Only)
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
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Photo of Jenny Chesher, Counsellor in Highbridge, England
Jenny Chesher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgwater TA5
Come to a peaceful setting where the supportive presence of animals in my counselling/ equine-assisted therapy sessions is particularly conducive to helping people who are feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. For clients leading hectic lives, they find space to become calmer and more reflective, whilst for those who are lonely, hurt or bereaved they experience a warm, reparative relationship. The comforting presence of animals makes my therapy particularly accessible to young people, helping to overcome any barrier that clients may feel about sharing painful feelings or experiences, helping to build a collaborative relationship.
Come to a peaceful setting where the supportive presence of animals in my counselling/ equine-assisted therapy sessions is particularly conducive to helping people who are feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. For clients leading hectic lives, they find space to become calmer and more reflective, whilst for those who are lonely, hurt or bereaved they experience a warm, reparative relationship. The comforting presence of animals makes my therapy particularly accessible to young people, helping to overcome any barrier that clients may feel about sharing painful feelings or experiences, helping to build a collaborative relationship.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Highbridge

< 10

Counsellors in Highbridge who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
75% Bereavement
75% Coping Skills
75% Stress
50% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Highbridge see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Highbridge?

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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.