Counselling in Kirton

Photo of Kerry O'Shaughnessy, Psychotherapist in Kirton, England
Kerry O'Shaughnessy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Kirton IP10
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
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Photo of Zoe Hunter, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Zoe Hunter
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirton IP10
Hello and a warm welcome. I am a Psychodynamic counsellor and work with young children, adolescents and adults.
Hello and a warm welcome. I am a Psychodynamic counsellor and work with young children, adolescents and adults.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Keith Solomon, Psychotherapist in Kirton, England
Keith Solomon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP3
I am a Systemic Psychotherapist and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, I help individuals and Couples overcome personal difficulties, enabling them to lead the fulfilling lives they desire. I have over 16 years’ experience working with relationships. I work with a wide range of identity types with people facing various forms of distress, both as individuals and within the context of relationships. My ultimate goal is to provide a supportive, empathetic non-judgemental environment where people can explore their challenges, gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and develop their ability to bring about positive change.
I am a Systemic Psychotherapist and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, I help individuals and Couples overcome personal difficulties, enabling them to lead the fulfilling lives they desire. I have over 16 years’ experience working with relationships. I work with a wide range of identity types with people facing various forms of distress, both as individuals and within the context of relationships. My ultimate goal is to provide a supportive, empathetic non-judgemental environment where people can explore their challenges, gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and develop their ability to bring about positive change.
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Photo of Liz Somervell, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Liz Somervell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP1
I am an experienced integrative counsellor here to help and support you through difficult times. I provide a caring, friendly and non-judgmental private space to enable you to reach a better understanding of yourself and others, and offer warm empathetic listening which I believe is essential in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people from all walks of life, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs both past and present. I primarily use psychodynamic and person-centred approaches appropriate to the individual needs of the client.
I am an experienced integrative counsellor here to help and support you through difficult times. I provide a caring, friendly and non-judgmental private space to enable you to reach a better understanding of yourself and others, and offer warm empathetic listening which I believe is essential in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people from all walks of life, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs both past and present. I primarily use psychodynamic and person-centred approaches appropriate to the individual needs of the client.
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Photo of Jack Hawksley, Psychologist in Kirton, England
Jack Hawksley
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1
Hello, I'm Jack. Most of us struggle at some points in our lives. Sometimes you might feel stuck and that you are repeating the same patterns making you feel anxious, overwhelmed or losing your spark. This is where expert psychological help might be needed to help you to remove psychological barriers to live a broader and deeper life. I’ve worked in the NHS and other mental health services for over a decade. So I have worked with most psychological problems and a broad range of clients. Please see my website for further details: www.jackhawksley.com
Hello, I'm Jack. Most of us struggle at some points in our lives. Sometimes you might feel stuck and that you are repeating the same patterns making you feel anxious, overwhelmed or losing your spark. This is where expert psychological help might be needed to help you to remove psychological barriers to live a broader and deeper life. I’ve worked in the NHS and other mental health services for over a decade. So I have worked with most psychological problems and a broad range of clients. Please see my website for further details: www.jackhawksley.com
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Photo of Annie Broadbent, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Annie Broadbent
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
I am a transpersonal therapist, working in private practice in Suffolk online and in person. I also teach at The Psychosynthesis Trust in London. My journey to psychotherapy began in the field of grief and bereavement. After having worked for a number of years in palliative care and running bereavement groups, I wrote Speaking of Death, a collection of real life experiences of grief. My model of therapy works with the whole person – thoughts, feelings and the body. Its focus is also not just on the presenting problem but holds a space for what is trying to emerge through that problem.
I am a transpersonal therapist, working in private practice in Suffolk online and in person. I also teach at The Psychosynthesis Trust in London. My journey to psychotherapy began in the field of grief and bereavement. After having worked for a number of years in palliative care and running bereavement groups, I wrote Speaking of Death, a collection of real life experiences of grief. My model of therapy works with the whole person – thoughts, feelings and the body. Its focus is also not just on the presenting problem but holds a space for what is trying to emerge through that problem.
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Photo of Georgina Cann, Psychotherapist in Kirton, England
Georgina Cann
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
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Photo of Dr Nikki Schuck, Psychologist in Kirton, England
Dr Nikki Schuck
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a Lead Clinician in the NHS. I work with clients using a person centred, compassionate approach- tailoring treatment to individual needs and circumstances. I have had vast experience across the spectrum of mental health difficulties in the adult population. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression, or overcoming past trauma, I will help you to understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a Lead Clinician in the NHS. I work with clients using a person centred, compassionate approach- tailoring treatment to individual needs and circumstances. I have had vast experience across the spectrum of mental health difficulties in the adult population. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression, or overcoming past trauma, I will help you to understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing.
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Photo of Helen Skene, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Helen Skene
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP5
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
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Photo of Seeking Solace Counselling, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Seeking Solace Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1  (Online Only)
Clients have come to me for many different reasons. From dealing with past traumas, connecting with their emotions and understanding their reactions, to working on a better sense of self and building confidence. Each client comes to therapy seeking a safe and non-judgmental space to unpack their thoughts and emotions. They often come because they don't feel heard in their day-to-day life, or need somewhere to explore emotions without fear of reactions or feelings of guilt.
Clients have come to me for many different reasons. From dealing with past traumas, connecting with their emotions and understanding their reactions, to working on a better sense of self and building confidence. Each client comes to therapy seeking a safe and non-judgmental space to unpack their thoughts and emotions. They often come because they don't feel heard in their day-to-day life, or need somewhere to explore emotions without fear of reactions or feelings of guilt.
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Photo of Denise Moreton, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Denise Moreton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP3
I am now seeing clients face to face and online Tuesdays to Sundays.... I offer a calm and confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings; allowing you to talk about whatever is on your mind as honestly as you can. I have a welcoming and down to earth approach and will work with you and help you explore and untangle your fears or worries. I work with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, mental health challenges and relationship issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adult and childhood trauma, relationship / family difficulties and gender identity.
I am now seeing clients face to face and online Tuesdays to Sundays.... I offer a calm and confidential space for you to share and explore your thoughts and feelings; allowing you to talk about whatever is on your mind as honestly as you can. I have a welcoming and down to earth approach and will work with you and help you explore and untangle your fears or worries. I work with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, mental health challenges and relationship issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adult and childhood trauma, relationship / family difficulties and gender identity.
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Photo of Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling, Psychotherapist in Kirton, England
Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP2
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
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Photo of Inside the Therapy Room - Paula Gleed, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Inside the Therapy Room - Paula Gleed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1
Do you want to be empowered to be the real you? Would you like to get a handle of your overthinking and anxiety? Do you wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients.
Do you want to be empowered to be the real you? Would you like to get a handle of your overthinking and anxiety? Do you wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients.
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Photo of Leonie Holmes, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Leonie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
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Photo of Sue Gray, Psychotherapist in Kirton, England
Sue Gray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
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Photo of Troy J Shelton, Psychotherapist in Kirton, England
Troy J Shelton
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1
I believe that we all bring a story or script that has has until now, dictated and limited the options we feel are available to you. Through our work together we can identify unhelpful or destructive thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My professional passion is working with: Individuals with relationship problems (with others or self) couples, groups and families.
I believe that we all bring a story or script that has has until now, dictated and limited the options we feel are available to you. Through our work together we can identify unhelpful or destructive thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My professional passion is working with: Individuals with relationship problems (with others or self) couples, groups and families.
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Photo of Anita Jane Counselling, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Anita Jane Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP3
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
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Photo of Rachel Phillippo-Green, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Rachel Phillippo-Green
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Photo of Emma Gammons, Counsellor in Kirton, England
Emma Gammons
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP3
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and an EMDR therapist registered with EMDR UK and I am DBS approved. I have over 15 years of experience working in Psychological services within the NHS and can offer assessment and treatment for a range of mental health problems. These include, depressions, anxiety, low self esteem and self-worth, PTSD, OCD, personality difficulties and attachment and relational problems, stress and burnout. I am interested in understanding you better, so I can better help you, to understand yourself and the challenges and difficulties you are experiencing
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and an EMDR therapist registered with EMDR UK and I am DBS approved. I have over 15 years of experience working in Psychological services within the NHS and can offer assessment and treatment for a range of mental health problems. These include, depressions, anxiety, low self esteem and self-worth, PTSD, OCD, personality difficulties and attachment and relational problems, stress and burnout. I am interested in understanding you better, so I can better help you, to understand yourself and the challenges and difficulties you are experiencing
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Photo of Liz Cutting, Psychotherapist in Kirton, England
Liz Cutting
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kirton

< 10

Counsellors in Kirton who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Behavioural Issues
100% Peer Relationships
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Kirton see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kirton?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.