Counselling in Horsforth

Photo of Dr Netalie Shloim Netalieshloim, Psychotherapist in Horsforth, England
Dr Netalie Shloim Netalieshloim
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
Therapy is a key to life-changing habits that can help us cope with what life throws our way. We don’t have to do it all on our own, and there are times where we need to have an objective viewpoint to get us through the woods. If you are here, you are one step further in your journey. I am here to help you gain back abilities within you that give you the strength to overcome life’s lows and struggles with a wide range of psychological services.
Therapy is a key to life-changing habits that can help us cope with what life throws our way. We don’t have to do it all on our own, and there are times where we need to have an objective viewpoint to get us through the woods. If you are here, you are one step further in your journey. I am here to help you gain back abilities within you that give you the strength to overcome life’s lows and struggles with a wide range of psychological services.
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Photo of Ruth Frances Hannant, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Ruth Frances Hannant
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
Life can be tricky! It can feel like you are wading through mud, it can feel completely overwhelming and sometimes it can just feel off balance. Life makes many demands on us including relationships, work, responsibilities, unexpected life events, grief and unresolved feelings from experiences in your past. Sometimes we all need a bit of extra emotional support and I'm here to help you with that. I can offer you a safe and compassionate space to explore your situation, feelings and thoughts, where you will be fully heard, without judgment or rejection. We will work together to focus on your wellbeing.
Life can be tricky! It can feel like you are wading through mud, it can feel completely overwhelming and sometimes it can just feel off balance. Life makes many demands on us including relationships, work, responsibilities, unexpected life events, grief and unresolved feelings from experiences in your past. Sometimes we all need a bit of extra emotional support and I'm here to help you with that. I can offer you a safe and compassionate space to explore your situation, feelings and thoughts, where you will be fully heard, without judgment or rejection. We will work together to focus on your wellbeing.
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Photo of Sally Cook, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Sally Cook
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Horsforth LS18
Hi, my name is Sally. I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with a BSc (Hons) degree in therapeutic counselling, gained from Leeds Beckett's University. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I incorporate different types of therapies in a person-centered way. Thus, I can offer you support that is especially catered for your needs. I am able to offer an environment that is empathic, cathartic and caring by creating a non-judgmental safe space for you to share how you are feeling.
Hi, my name is Sally. I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with a BSc (Hons) degree in therapeutic counselling, gained from Leeds Beckett's University. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I incorporate different types of therapies in a person-centered way. Thus, I can offer you support that is especially catered for your needs. I am able to offer an environment that is empathic, cathartic and caring by creating a non-judgmental safe space for you to share how you are feeling.
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Photo of Chris Madden, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Chris Madden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Horsforth LS18
Hello, my name is Chris. I’m an experienced Integrative Counselling Psychotherapist (bit of a tongue twister) which essentially means that I will offer you a confidential, safe & non-judgemental space to explore whatever brings you to therapy. I will accept you for who you are, seeing the world through your eyes. I will really hear you, offering the time to find the answers you are looking for. I will not tell you what to do or who you should be but I will encourage you explore & navigate towards new insights & perspectives which can bring about a better way of relating to yourself and others. I work with individuals & couples.
Hello, my name is Chris. I’m an experienced Integrative Counselling Psychotherapist (bit of a tongue twister) which essentially means that I will offer you a confidential, safe & non-judgemental space to explore whatever brings you to therapy. I will accept you for who you are, seeing the world through your eyes. I will really hear you, offering the time to find the answers you are looking for. I will not tell you what to do or who you should be but I will encourage you explore & navigate towards new insights & perspectives which can bring about a better way of relating to yourself and others. I work with individuals & couples.
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Photo of Christine Egan, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Christine Egan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
I am a person centred counsellor. Person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach, to increase a person's feelings of self-worth, enabling them to find their own way to move forward and to progress. I offer private counselling sessions in Leeds and surrounding areas. My experience in providing counselling for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, childhood issues, bereavement and relationship difficulties allows me to work with adults, both male and female, as well as couples.
I am a person centred counsellor. Person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach, to increase a person's feelings of self-worth, enabling them to find their own way to move forward and to progress. I offer private counselling sessions in Leeds and surrounding areas. My experience in providing counselling for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, childhood issues, bereavement and relationship difficulties allows me to work with adults, both male and female, as well as couples.
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Photo of Elizabeth Robinson, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Elizabeth Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
Elizabeth Robinson Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist , Couple counsellor and Clinical Supervisor . I have over 19 years experience working and training within a variety of organisations , NHS, General Practice, Bradford Rape Crisis , Behind Closed Doors( Domestic Violence ) , Sue Ryder Hospice. Best gift you can give yourself is to come for some counselling it will support you finding yourself again and gain clarity to make the best choice for you in your life. I look forward to hearing from you.
Elizabeth Robinson Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist , Couple counsellor and Clinical Supervisor . I have over 19 years experience working and training within a variety of organisations , NHS, General Practice, Bradford Rape Crisis , Behind Closed Doors( Domestic Violence ) , Sue Ryder Hospice. Best gift you can give yourself is to come for some counselling it will support you finding yourself again and gain clarity to make the best choice for you in your life. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Photo of Cat Bailey, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Cat Bailey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
When it’s not always possible to chat to a friend or loved one about personal issues counselling can be really helpful. Using a warm and down to earth style my sessions will use techniques to help discover the underlying symptoms, using a non direct approach. This will allow us to explore any issues you have, develop ways to overcome them, and move forward positively at a pace that feels right for you. As a fully qualified counsellor I offer help if you suffer emotional from problems with low self esteem, relationships, work related stress, abuse, child related issues, abandonment, drug abuse and addiction, amongst many others.
When it’s not always possible to chat to a friend or loved one about personal issues counselling can be really helpful. Using a warm and down to earth style my sessions will use techniques to help discover the underlying symptoms, using a non direct approach. This will allow us to explore any issues you have, develop ways to overcome them, and move forward positively at a pace that feels right for you. As a fully qualified counsellor I offer help if you suffer emotional from problems with low self esteem, relationships, work related stress, abuse, child related issues, abandonment, drug abuse and addiction, amongst many others.
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Photo of Dr Tom Mountjoy, Psychologist in Horsforth, England
Dr Tom Mountjoy
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Horsforth LS18
Dr. Tom Mountjoy is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with substantial experience within mental health, clinical health psychology, and neuropsychology settings. He provides assessment and therapy input covering a range of psychological issues, including treatment for anxiety and depression, and workplace difficulties. Tom has additional interests in acquired brain injury, neurological conditions, chronic health conditions and adjustment to living with disability.
Dr. Tom Mountjoy is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with substantial experience within mental health, clinical health psychology, and neuropsychology settings. He provides assessment and therapy input covering a range of psychological issues, including treatment for anxiety and depression, and workplace difficulties. Tom has additional interests in acquired brain injury, neurological conditions, chronic health conditions and adjustment to living with disability.
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Photo of Jo Paine, Psychotherapist in Horsforth, England
Jo Paine
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Horsforth LS18
Not accepting new clients
As an integrative counsellor, I will help you work through whatever issues you bring to our shared space, using the most appropriate therapeutic approach. I recognise that what works for one person might not work for another, and no two people feel the same about what might appear to be a similar ‘thing’ on the outside. After all, you are the expert on you. You have taken the first step, by recognising that you need some help. My practice is called Elpis Therapy - indicating something we all need at times of emotional distress: ‘hope’.
As an integrative counsellor, I will help you work through whatever issues you bring to our shared space, using the most appropriate therapeutic approach. I recognise that what works for one person might not work for another, and no two people feel the same about what might appear to be a similar ‘thing’ on the outside. After all, you are the expert on you. You have taken the first step, by recognising that you need some help. My practice is called Elpis Therapy - indicating something we all need at times of emotional distress: ‘hope’.
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Photo of Simon Kennedy, Psychologist in Horsforth, England
Simon Kennedy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18  (Online Only)
I offer private clinics in Leeds, and provide highly specialist psychological therapy to address a wide range of difficulties including (but not limited to): • Anxiety • Depression • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Phobias • Panic Attacks • Low self-esteem • Interpersonal and relationship difficulties • Difficulty regulating emotions • Personality disorder • Hearing voices / psychosis
I offer private clinics in Leeds, and provide highly specialist psychological therapy to address a wide range of difficulties including (but not limited to): • Anxiety • Depression • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Phobias • Panic Attacks • Low self-esteem • Interpersonal and relationship difficulties • Difficulty regulating emotions • Personality disorder • Hearing voices / psychosis
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Photo of Olumide Ajulo, Psychotherapist in Horsforth, England
Olumide Ajulo
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Horsforth LS18
I am an experienced psychotherapist and am the manager and clinical lead for a counselling service at a university. I specialise in trauma, emotional distress, anxiety and depression. I draw upon different theories in order to provide the most appropriate therapeutic support to each of my clients, leading to good outcomes. I believe counselling can help us see the unhelpful patterns we find ourselves in and explain why they are happening. This can then lead to a shift in perspective, and help us work towards permanent. I believe my role is to assist clients through this process, and and support them move towards the life they want
I am an experienced psychotherapist and am the manager and clinical lead for a counselling service at a university. I specialise in trauma, emotional distress, anxiety and depression. I draw upon different theories in order to provide the most appropriate therapeutic support to each of my clients, leading to good outcomes. I believe counselling can help us see the unhelpful patterns we find ourselves in and explain why they are happening. This can then lead to a shift in perspective, and help us work towards permanent. I believe my role is to assist clients through this process, and and support them move towards the life they want
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Photo of Stephanie Walsh, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Stephanie Walsh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
I am interested in why you are seeking counselling; you may wish to describe any previous experiences of counselling you have had. You may wish to express what you feel your current support systems include- such as family and friends- and think about what you would like to achieve through therapy. If we decide to work together, we can agree a mutually convenient way to engage. I view entering into a therapeutic relationship as an act of bravery and a leap of faith. Building trust in our relationship is a journey I never underestimate and a privilege that I never take for granted.
I am interested in why you are seeking counselling; you may wish to describe any previous experiences of counselling you have had. You may wish to express what you feel your current support systems include- such as family and friends- and think about what you would like to achieve through therapy. If we decide to work together, we can agree a mutually convenient way to engage. I view entering into a therapeutic relationship as an act of bravery and a leap of faith. Building trust in our relationship is a journey I never underestimate and a privilege that I never take for granted.
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Photo of Kuldip Rai, Psychotherapist in Horsforth, England
Kuldip Rai
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Horsforth LS18
My warmest welcome, My name is Kuldip Rai an experienced Person-centered and Integrative counsellor which means I adapt to your needs in a safe and non-judgemental way. I speak 3 different languages, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. Person centered couselling is an element focuses on you rather then the counsellor being the expert on yourself, aims to help you to reach your full potential.
My warmest welcome, My name is Kuldip Rai an experienced Person-centered and Integrative counsellor which means I adapt to your needs in a safe and non-judgemental way. I speak 3 different languages, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. Person centered couselling is an element focuses on you rather then the counsellor being the expert on yourself, aims to help you to reach your full potential.
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Photo of Tracy Sapier, Psychotherapist in Horsforth, England
Tracy Sapier
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
I trained as a person-centred counsellor, which simply means our sessions are all about you. I’d like to welcome you to a confidential and non-judgemental safe space where you can talk freely to explore your inner-self. Together, we can discover any underlying issues behind the difficulties you are experiencing and by overcoming the ghosts of your past, you will be in a better place to move forward with your life.Having counselling enables you to rediscover yourself in a safe place, where you can go at your own pace and allow yourself to release your true emotions that you may have locked away.
I trained as a person-centred counsellor, which simply means our sessions are all about you. I’d like to welcome you to a confidential and non-judgemental safe space where you can talk freely to explore your inner-self. Together, we can discover any underlying issues behind the difficulties you are experiencing and by overcoming the ghosts of your past, you will be in a better place to move forward with your life.Having counselling enables you to rediscover yourself in a safe place, where you can go at your own pace and allow yourself to release your true emotions that you may have locked away.
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Photo of Jim Adamson, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Jim Adamson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
HI I'm Jim. I work with clients with various mental health issues, but especially those involving anxiety and depression. Whether you're just looking for an empathetic ear or want a better understanding of feelings and what you can do with them, we can work together in a way that suits your needs in a private office 10 minutes' walk from Guiseley train station (or online).
HI I'm Jim. I work with clients with various mental health issues, but especially those involving anxiety and depression. Whether you're just looking for an empathetic ear or want a better understanding of feelings and what you can do with them, we can work together in a way that suits your needs in a private office 10 minutes' walk from Guiseley train station (or online).
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Photo of Francesca Parry, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Francesca Parry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Horsforth LS18
You have likely arrived here because yourself or someone you know is thinking about counselling. This can be a worrying and confusing time and you may just need information about what counselling is and how you can make use of it. I chose counselling as a career as there was a time where I felt like I had no voice. I was alone with my thoughts and feelings. Having therapy, allowed me to understand how it feels to be listened to, with no judgement or a fear of being misunderstood. It gave me time, space and the confidence to open up. I want to work with others and communicate how to work on their self-love and belief in themselves.
You have likely arrived here because yourself or someone you know is thinking about counselling. This can be a worrying and confusing time and you may just need information about what counselling is and how you can make use of it. I chose counselling as a career as there was a time where I felt like I had no voice. I was alone with my thoughts and feelings. Having therapy, allowed me to understand how it feels to be listened to, with no judgement or a fear of being misunderstood. It gave me time, space and the confidence to open up. I want to work with others and communicate how to work on their self-love and belief in themselves.
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Photo of Debbie Frost Counselling & Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapist in Horsforth, England
Debbie Frost Counselling & Hypnotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
I am a counsellor and hypnotherapist, working  with adults and teenagers, I work with issues such as adult survivors of sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, stress, suicide,confidence building, pain relief, depression, low self esteem, regression work, anger, domestic violence, sexual abuse, bereavement, trauma, bullying, self harm, phobia's, insomnia, weight loss, stopping smoking and other issues I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist, I am a member of BACP. I have worked with DISC a drugs rehabilitation unit in Leeds and I also volunteered for BARCA Reaching out Counselling & psychotherapy services
I am a counsellor and hypnotherapist, working  with adults and teenagers, I work with issues such as adult survivors of sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, stress, suicide,confidence building, pain relief, depression, low self esteem, regression work, anger, domestic violence, sexual abuse, bereavement, trauma, bullying, self harm, phobia's, insomnia, weight loss, stopping smoking and other issues I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist, I am a member of BACP. I have worked with DISC a drugs rehabilitation unit in Leeds and I also volunteered for BARCA Reaching out Counselling & psychotherapy services
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Photo of Dr Aneesa Shariff | Ocd | Panic | Ptsd | Worry | Social Anx, Psychologist in Horsforth, England
Dr Aneesa Shariff | Ocd | Panic | Ptsd | Worry | Social Anx
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Horsforth LS18
You may be successful and high achieving but your worries and tendency to go over worst case scenarios in your head are so hard to control. Perhaps your anxiety is making it difficult for you to sleep well, relax, causing problems in your relationships, or bringing on panic attacks. You may have been coping by trying to block the worries out or avoid the situations that trigger your anxiety, but this is only making it harder for you to be present in your life and relationships the way you want to be. I'm here to help and let you know that you can learn to live life in the moment and learn to trust in your coping skills again.
You may be successful and high achieving but your worries and tendency to go over worst case scenarios in your head are so hard to control. Perhaps your anxiety is making it difficult for you to sleep well, relax, causing problems in your relationships, or bringing on panic attacks. You may have been coping by trying to block the worries out or avoid the situations that trigger your anxiety, but this is only making it harder for you to be present in your life and relationships the way you want to be. I'm here to help and let you know that you can learn to live life in the moment and learn to trust in your coping skills again.
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Photo of Millie McLean, Psychotherapist in Horsforth, England
Millie McLean
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
I understand that the decision to start therapy is rarely made lightly, and taking that first step can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling apprehensive, anxious, and sceptical about sharing your innermost thoughts and emotions with a stranger. It takes immense courage to be vulnerable and talk about the difficulties you are experiencing, and I want you to know that I fully appreciate and respect your decision to seek help. You might be facing a specific problem that you want to address, such as relationship issues, anxiety. Alternatively, you may have a sense that something in your life is not quite right, but cannot identify it.
I understand that the decision to start therapy is rarely made lightly, and taking that first step can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling apprehensive, anxious, and sceptical about sharing your innermost thoughts and emotions with a stranger. It takes immense courage to be vulnerable and talk about the difficulties you are experiencing, and I want you to know that I fully appreciate and respect your decision to seek help. You might be facing a specific problem that you want to address, such as relationship issues, anxiety. Alternatively, you may have a sense that something in your life is not quite right, but cannot identify it.
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Photo of Beth Madeley Counselling, Counsellor in Horsforth, England
Beth Madeley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horsforth LS18
Taking the first step to seeing a Counsellor can feel really hard. Perhaps you are wondering how it could help, feeling like maybe your problems don’t qualify, or maybe they feel so big that you don’t know where to start. Have you have been trying to talk to friends or family about it but feel like they are not really listening? Or do people just want to give you advice? Being truly listened to can make the world of difference; being really heard. I know from experience that this can give us the courage to work through the things we haven’t been able to face on our own.
Taking the first step to seeing a Counsellor can feel really hard. Perhaps you are wondering how it could help, feeling like maybe your problems don’t qualify, or maybe they feel so big that you don’t know where to start. Have you have been trying to talk to friends or family about it but feel like they are not really listening? Or do people just want to give you advice? Being truly listened to can make the world of difference; being really heard. I know from experience that this can give us the courage to work through the things we haven’t been able to face on our own.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Horsforth

20+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Horsforth who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
96% Stress
83% Depression
79% Bereavement
79% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
80% Bupa

How Counsellors in Horsforth see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Horsforth?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.