Counselling in Highworth

Photo of Teresa Udell-Trauma Counsellor, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Teresa Udell-Trauma Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highworth SN6
There are times when we all need help in understanding the world around us and I can assist you to see things more clearly. My aim is to help you towards the realisation that you are able to make the best decisions for yourself, to enable you to cope in your day to day life. I have worked in general counselling practice and trained in trauma, self harm, disordered eating, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and social anxiety.
There are times when we all need help in understanding the world around us and I can assist you to see things more clearly. My aim is to help you towards the realisation that you are able to make the best decisions for yourself, to enable you to cope in your day to day life. I have worked in general counselling practice and trained in trauma, self harm, disordered eating, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and social anxiety.
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Photo of Teresa Triggs @ Reflect Counselling & EFT , Counsellor in Highworth, England
Teresa Triggs @ Reflect Counselling & EFT
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highworth SN6
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, phobias, intrusive thoughts, suicidal-ideation, self-doubt or something else.? If so, you have just taken the first step to getting some support, this can be really daunting. To make this a little easier I offer a free initial telephone call to help you to work out if I am the right counsellor for you. All of us benefit from feeling listened to, accepted and understood. I believe in treating the whole person within a therapeutic relationship, working holistically to ensure that the relationship between client and therapist is open, honest, non-judgemental in a confidential space.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, phobias, intrusive thoughts, suicidal-ideation, self-doubt or something else.? If so, you have just taken the first step to getting some support, this can be really daunting. To make this a little easier I offer a free initial telephone call to help you to work out if I am the right counsellor for you. All of us benefit from feeling listened to, accepted and understood. I believe in treating the whole person within a therapeutic relationship, working holistically to ensure that the relationship between client and therapist is open, honest, non-judgemental in a confidential space.
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Photo of Tracey Kassulke, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Tracey Kassulke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highworth SN6
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor working full time in my profession. It is very important to feel comfortable working with a counsellor with whom you have a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you feel at ease and accepted without judgement. I offer an initial free telephone consultation where we can discuss any queries you may have around counselling. This is important so we can identify together how therapy can be useful to you. I explain how I work and what you can expect from me. I work regularly with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, low mood, family concerns & bereavement
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor working full time in my profession. It is very important to feel comfortable working with a counsellor with whom you have a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you feel at ease and accepted without judgement. I offer an initial free telephone consultation where we can discuss any queries you may have around counselling. This is important so we can identify together how therapy can be useful to you. I explain how I work and what you can expect from me. I work regularly with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, low mood, family concerns & bereavement
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Photo of Tracy Mendis, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Tracy Mendis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN2
Hurting? Unhappy? Confused? Need to talk to someone you can trust? I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor. I offer a safe place where you can be truly heard - not judged or told what to do - and I work in whatever way is best for you and most appropriate to the circumstances that you are dealing with. Whatever you are facing - you don't have to do it alone. Together - we can find your way forward. I have 25 years experience in counselling & psychology and have worked in the UK and NZ. I work with adults and teenagers. I also offer supervision for practicing counsellors and enjoy working with counselling students.
Hurting? Unhappy? Confused? Need to talk to someone you can trust? I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor. I offer a safe place where you can be truly heard - not judged or told what to do - and I work in whatever way is best for you and most appropriate to the circumstances that you are dealing with. Whatever you are facing - you don't have to do it alone. Together - we can find your way forward. I have 25 years experience in counselling & psychology and have worked in the UK and NZ. I work with adults and teenagers. I also offer supervision for practicing counsellors and enjoy working with counselling students.
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Photo of Danielle Harris, Psychotherapist in Highworth, England
Danielle Harris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25  (Online Only)
I work with people from all walks of life. I provide an online counselling service that meets you where you’re at, both physically and emotionally. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including, abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, health concerns, bereavement, self-esteem, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, discrimination, and many more difficulties that are faced in life. Working online, I often meet expats and digital nomads, however, online counselling can also be suitable to everyone, including people living and working in their home country.
I work with people from all walks of life. I provide an online counselling service that meets you where you’re at, both physically and emotionally. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including, abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, health concerns, bereavement, self-esteem, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, discrimination, and many more difficulties that are faced in life. Working online, I often meet expats and digital nomads, however, online counselling can also be suitable to everyone, including people living and working in their home country.
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Photo of Dr Marie O'Neill, Corinium Psychology, Cirencester, Psychologist in Highworth, England
Dr Marie O'Neill, Corinium Psychology, Cirencester
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cricklade SN6
Not accepting new clients
Clinical psychologist with 20+ years experience in the mental health field. I offer assessment and formulation sessions as well as therapy sessions. In my view, the goal of therapy is not to find a "fix" or a speedy solution, but rather to help you explore and understand what has brought you to this point, what is keeping the difficulties going and what would help you to move forward and continue to move forward towards a place of good mental health. I am a specialist in anxiety and trauma (including social anxiety, OCD and PTSD) but work with people experiencing a range of struggles impacting their mental health.
Clinical psychologist with 20+ years experience in the mental health field. I offer assessment and formulation sessions as well as therapy sessions. In my view, the goal of therapy is not to find a "fix" or a speedy solution, but rather to help you explore and understand what has brought you to this point, what is keeping the difficulties going and what would help you to move forward and continue to move forward towards a place of good mental health. I am a specialist in anxiety and trauma (including social anxiety, OCD and PTSD) but work with people experiencing a range of struggles impacting their mental health.
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Photo of Natalia Parry-Vaughan, Psychotherapist in Highworth, England
Natalia Parry-Vaughan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swindon SN6
People who reach out for support might be experiencing difficulties with worry, negative self-talk or confidence. They may have noticed a change in their behaviours such as checking things more or avoiding certain situations. Sometimes it’s described as vicious cycle. Whether it’s been going on for a while or something new, we work together to understand what your unhelpful cycles look like and how we can break them by creating healthier habits and patterns of thinking, such as focusing and enhancing your strengths. This helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety or depression, leaving you better equipped to manage difficult emotions.
People who reach out for support might be experiencing difficulties with worry, negative self-talk or confidence. They may have noticed a change in their behaviours such as checking things more or avoiding certain situations. Sometimes it’s described as vicious cycle. Whether it’s been going on for a while or something new, we work together to understand what your unhelpful cycles look like and how we can break them by creating healthier habits and patterns of thinking, such as focusing and enhancing your strengths. This helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety or depression, leaving you better equipped to manage difficult emotions.
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Photo of Sam Hewitt - Therapeutic Counsellor (MBACP) Reg, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Sam Hewitt - Therapeutic Counsellor (MBACP) Reg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
Life can sometimes be difficult. There may be times when we find ourselves experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, or struggling with extremely low moods or bouts of depression. Maybe you find yourself struggling with life's difficulties, often feeling isolated and alone, believing that there isn't anyone you can turn to, including work colleagues, friends or family. Maybe past experience has taught you not to trust anyone with your feelings. Or maybe you find yourself believing that no one truly understands what you are going through.
Life can sometimes be difficult. There may be times when we find ourselves experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, or struggling with extremely low moods or bouts of depression. Maybe you find yourself struggling with life's difficulties, often feeling isolated and alone, believing that there isn't anyone you can turn to, including work colleagues, friends or family. Maybe past experience has taught you not to trust anyone with your feelings. Or maybe you find yourself believing that no one truly understands what you are going through.
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Photo of Colleen Smith, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Colleen Smith
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
I am a Havening Technique practitioner and qualified counsellor (www.havening.org), a quick and highly effective neuroscience technique. The Havening Techniques is a method, proven through science, which is designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body. I have a long history of working with children/families/parents and carers. I believe that our relationship is key and my focus is based around understanding your needs and that I am led by your pace fuelled with passion, caring and empathy.
I am a Havening Technique practitioner and qualified counsellor (www.havening.org), a quick and highly effective neuroscience technique. The Havening Techniques is a method, proven through science, which is designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body. I have a long history of working with children/families/parents and carers. I believe that our relationship is key and my focus is based around understanding your needs and that I am led by your pace fuelled with passion, caring and empathy.
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Photo of Joanne Harris, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Joanne Harris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
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Photo of Susan Jennings, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Susan Jennings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety or just not feeling yourself? Counselling can ease the depression and unlock any distress you are feeling. My style of counselling can also help you to change any patterns of behaviour that are not working for you and improve your relationships with friends, colleagues, partners or family members. I work in Swindon and have over 25 years experience in the social and charity sector. I am DBS checked and a member of the BACP.
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety or just not feeling yourself? Counselling can ease the depression and unlock any distress you are feeling. My style of counselling can also help you to change any patterns of behaviour that are not working for you and improve your relationships with friends, colleagues, partners or family members. I work in Swindon and have over 25 years experience in the social and charity sector. I am DBS checked and a member of the BACP.
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Photo of Amanda Golley, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Amanda Golley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cricklade SN6
We all go through periods in our life where we feel sad, anxious or overwhelmed by our difficulties and struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you are going through a life transition, relationship breakdown or feeling stuck and lost as to how to make changes? Often these feelings can be linked to experiences from our childhood. Unlocking this can help make sense of what we are experiencing in the present. I can help you move forward by giving space and support to work through these feelings, make links and look at any challenges you face from a different perspective.
We all go through periods in our life where we feel sad, anxious or overwhelmed by our difficulties and struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you are going through a life transition, relationship breakdown or feeling stuck and lost as to how to make changes? Often these feelings can be linked to experiences from our childhood. Unlocking this can help make sense of what we are experiencing in the present. I can help you move forward by giving space and support to work through these feelings, make links and look at any challenges you face from a different perspective.
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Photo of Bruce Rolls, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Bruce Rolls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN6
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
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Photo of Jakki Doust, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Jakki Doust
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shrivenham SN6
I have been working as a counsellor for the past 17 years and work with clients from age 17 years and above. I have a warm and empathic way of being and my aim is to provide you with a confidential and safe space where you can talk through your problems freely, we can work through your difficulties together and I will support you in finding a way forward. I will adapt the therapy to suit your needs drawing on my training and experience, your therapy can be either short of long-term, I am committed to working in the best way for you.
I have been working as a counsellor for the past 17 years and work with clients from age 17 years and above. I have a warm and empathic way of being and my aim is to provide you with a confidential and safe space where you can talk through your problems freely, we can work through your difficulties together and I will support you in finding a way forward. I will adapt the therapy to suit your needs drawing on my training and experience, your therapy can be either short of long-term, I am committed to working in the best way for you.
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Photo of Alan Fowler, Psychotherapist in Highworth, England
Alan Fowler
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Shrivenham SN6
Perhaps you are experiencing stress, low-self esteem, the effects of trauma, bereavement or depression. Maybe you feel that something isn't quite 'right'. If so, psychotherapy could be used to help you gain self-acceptance, and a deeper understanding of what makes you 'tick' and what doesn't. Psychotherapy is typically a weekly meeting of fifty minutes, often over a medium to long term. With time and commitment, we aim to build what may be called a 'therapeutic alliance' that allows you to feel able to safely explore and eventually understand and come to terms with difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences both current and past.
Perhaps you are experiencing stress, low-self esteem, the effects of trauma, bereavement or depression. Maybe you feel that something isn't quite 'right'. If so, psychotherapy could be used to help you gain self-acceptance, and a deeper understanding of what makes you 'tick' and what doesn't. Psychotherapy is typically a weekly meeting of fifty minutes, often over a medium to long term. With time and commitment, we aim to build what may be called a 'therapeutic alliance' that allows you to feel able to safely explore and eventually understand and come to terms with difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences both current and past.
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Photo of Melanie Holland Tucker Therapy, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Melanie Holland Tucker Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
When you are feeling overwhelmed by difficult past or present experiences, thoughts and feelings talking to someone who will listen can help. Are you feeling alone in this? you don't have to. I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space in which together we can explore what is causing your distress and a way forward at your pace. Whilst fostering clarity and self-awareness, I bring a warm, calm and compassionate approach to my work in which my client feels supported and empowered. I have a passionate belief in the human capacity for change and growth and in the power of therapy to nurture this for my clients.
When you are feeling overwhelmed by difficult past or present experiences, thoughts and feelings talking to someone who will listen can help. Are you feeling alone in this? you don't have to. I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space in which together we can explore what is causing your distress and a way forward at your pace. Whilst fostering clarity and self-awareness, I bring a warm, calm and compassionate approach to my work in which my client feels supported and empowered. I have a passionate belief in the human capacity for change and growth and in the power of therapy to nurture this for my clients.
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Photo of Nicole Rice, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Nicole Rice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swindon SN2
Life's path can be windy and uncertain, where and who do you turn to when there are areas you cant resolve? Counselling is the opportunity to discuss with someone without judgement or advice. Instead we will create a relationship where you will be free to make your own choices and decisions which benefit you. Have you ever wondered who you could or should be? Where you're heading or why life hasn't been how you would have liked? Let's take time and discuss what's happening for you? I am able to provide short or long term counselling to suit your individual needs.
Life's path can be windy and uncertain, where and who do you turn to when there are areas you cant resolve? Counselling is the opportunity to discuss with someone without judgement or advice. Instead we will create a relationship where you will be free to make your own choices and decisions which benefit you. Have you ever wondered who you could or should be? Where you're heading or why life hasn't been how you would have liked? Let's take time and discuss what's happening for you? I am able to provide short or long term counselling to suit your individual needs.
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Photo of Jennie Langley, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Jennie Langley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
Hello and thank you for choosing to read my profile. Sometimes life can get hard; it can perhaps feel overwhelming. You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety or stress. Perhaps you are aware of feelings of low mood or depression. You might be experiencing relationship difficulties or issues at work. Maybe you feel that you lack confidence or self-esteem. These issues can build up over time and through our work together, I can help you reflect on, explore and understand these better to help you find a way forward.
Hello and thank you for choosing to read my profile. Sometimes life can get hard; it can perhaps feel overwhelming. You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety or stress. Perhaps you are aware of feelings of low mood or depression. You might be experiencing relationship difficulties or issues at work. Maybe you feel that you lack confidence or self-esteem. These issues can build up over time and through our work together, I can help you reflect on, explore and understand these better to help you find a way forward.
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Photo of Victoria Alexandra Pook, Counsellor in Highworth, England
Victoria Alexandra Pook
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN3
A good Counselling relationship is built on the ability to grow an authentic and confidential space between client and therapist. It is a space where you can bring your difficulties, worries, anxieties, frustrations, feeling sad, family and relationship issues in this space you will experience a non-judgemental and empathic space to reflect on issues that have brought you to counselling. Counselling provides the client with this unique space that is often hard to find in life’s day to day relationships. However, it is not about giving advice or opinions it is about helping the client to find their own solutions.
A good Counselling relationship is built on the ability to grow an authentic and confidential space between client and therapist. It is a space where you can bring your difficulties, worries, anxieties, frustrations, feeling sad, family and relationship issues in this space you will experience a non-judgemental and empathic space to reflect on issues that have brought you to counselling. Counselling provides the client with this unique space that is often hard to find in life’s day to day relationships. However, it is not about giving advice or opinions it is about helping the client to find their own solutions.
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Photo of Thomas Smithson, Psychotherapist in Highworth, England
Thomas Smithson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Tom, and my aim is to offer you a supportive and kind space to experience change, healing and to help you explore whatever it is you are going through. Much of my work supports clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, connection, identity, self-esteem, existential thoughts and the search for meaning. You might also be going through life changes, looking to explore yourself or understand, challenge & change behaviours. I work with all adults and specialise in working with queer communities & those who are neurodivergent. These will be your sessions and I aim to help you work towards whatever goals you have.
Hello, my name is Tom, and my aim is to offer you a supportive and kind space to experience change, healing and to help you explore whatever it is you are going through. Much of my work supports clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, connection, identity, self-esteem, existential thoughts and the search for meaning. You might also be going through life changes, looking to explore yourself or understand, challenge & change behaviours. I work with all adults and specialise in working with queer communities & those who are neurodivergent. These will be your sessions and I aim to help you work towards whatever goals you have.
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Number of Counsellors in Highworth

< 10

Counsellors in Highworth who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Domestic Violence
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Highworth see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Highworth?

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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.