Counselling in Lancaster

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Liz Kirkland
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1  (Online Only)
I work with children, young people and adults experiencing psychological, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties. Working together with you, the aim is to reach a shared understanding of the problems, how and why they developed, what might be maintaining them and finding a new way forward for you.
I work with children, young people and adults experiencing psychological, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties. Working together with you, the aim is to reach a shared understanding of the problems, how and why they developed, what might be maintaining them and finding a new way forward for you.
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Paul Carter
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lancaster LA1
Would you like to wake up tomorrow feeling different from today? Are you facing a tough time, feeling stuck and struggling with confused and difficult emotions? We are all individuals with a unique way of being in the world. I work as an Integrative Psychotherapist, meaning I draw on various theories and approaches personally suited to your unique needs. The experience of being listened to non-judgementally, feeling heard and understood can bring deep relief from distress such as depression, loss, bereavement, anxiety, anger and relationship issues. Such greater self-awareness can set you on a new path with yourself and others.
Would you like to wake up tomorrow feeling different from today? Are you facing a tough time, feeling stuck and struggling with confused and difficult emotions? We are all individuals with a unique way of being in the world. I work as an Integrative Psychotherapist, meaning I draw on various theories and approaches personally suited to your unique needs. The experience of being listened to non-judgementally, feeling heard and understood can bring deep relief from distress such as depression, loss, bereavement, anxiety, anger and relationship issues. Such greater self-awareness can set you on a new path with yourself and others.
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Jutta Pieper
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
Hello. I’m a PACT trained couples psychotherapist as well as a Gestalt psychotherapist. PACT is a powerful and transformative approach that was developed by Stan Tatkin, one of the world‘s leading edge couples therapists. I aim to help couples to work through their relationship issues and find new and more satisfactory ways to relate to each other in a more fulfilling way, based on trust, respect and cooperation. I also work with individuals with the Gestalt approach.
Hello. I’m a PACT trained couples psychotherapist as well as a Gestalt psychotherapist. PACT is a powerful and transformative approach that was developed by Stan Tatkin, one of the world‘s leading edge couples therapists. I aim to help couples to work through their relationship issues and find new and more satisfactory ways to relate to each other in a more fulfilling way, based on trust, respect and cooperation. I also work with individuals with the Gestalt approach.
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Photo of Dr Emily Haigh Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in Lancaster, England
Dr Emily Haigh Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
Do you feel like you’ve lost yourself or as though life is a struggle? Are you finding it hard to live life in the way that you want? If so I believe I can help. Through one-to-one therapy sessions, I can support you to find clarity, calm, balance, and the tools to live a more fulfilled life as the very best version of you. I work with a variety of difficulties and have a particular interest and specialism in helping people who may be struggling to adjust to significant life events e.g. becoming a parent, menopausal changes, long term health conditions as well as people who have high standards or may be prone to self-criticism.
Do you feel like you’ve lost yourself or as though life is a struggle? Are you finding it hard to live life in the way that you want? If so I believe I can help. Through one-to-one therapy sessions, I can support you to find clarity, calm, balance, and the tools to live a more fulfilled life as the very best version of you. I work with a variety of difficulties and have a particular interest and specialism in helping people who may be struggling to adjust to significant life events e.g. becoming a parent, menopausal changes, long term health conditions as well as people who have high standards or may be prone to self-criticism.
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Thomas Sidebottom
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and registered Counselling Psychologist in private practice offering a range of psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR. Although I am based in Lancaster I work entirely remotely and offer online appointments to clients from anywhere in the UK.
I am an experienced and registered Counselling Psychologist in private practice offering a range of psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR. Although I am based in Lancaster I work entirely remotely and offer online appointments to clients from anywhere in the UK.
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Photo of Gary Humphreys, Psychotherapist in Lancaster, England
Gary Humphreys
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who works with adults in person or online. My approach is informal and relaxed. I don’t make judgements or tell you what you should do or think. I begin by helping you describe what is troubling you. I listen carefully and support you to make sense of your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I help you to find meanings, identify patterns, and explore your choices. I support you to think about yourself more compassionately and clearly; strengthen your sense of who you are and better understand your relationships. An approach confirmed by current research to aid positive change.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who works with adults in person or online. My approach is informal and relaxed. I don’t make judgements or tell you what you should do or think. I begin by helping you describe what is troubling you. I listen carefully and support you to make sense of your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I help you to find meanings, identify patterns, and explore your choices. I support you to think about yourself more compassionately and clearly; strengthen your sense of who you are and better understand your relationships. An approach confirmed by current research to aid positive change.
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Mindwell Matters
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
With a person-centred background, I work pluralistically, employing several approaches based on what is right for you. I regularly work with individuals experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Suicidal ideation, Loss - bereavement, divorce, retirement and redundancy, Trauma, Childhood Abuse - sexual, physical, emotional and bullying, Self-harm, Eating disorders, Low self-worth, and Loss of focus/purpose. This is not an exhaustive list, but it should give you an idea of the range of issues where I can help. I also work with Couples on relationship issues. I love what I do and am committed to sharing your journey. Regards, Angela
With a person-centred background, I work pluralistically, employing several approaches based on what is right for you. I regularly work with individuals experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Suicidal ideation, Loss - bereavement, divorce, retirement and redundancy, Trauma, Childhood Abuse - sexual, physical, emotional and bullying, Self-harm, Eating disorders, Low self-worth, and Loss of focus/purpose. This is not an exhaustive list, but it should give you an idea of the range of issues where I can help. I also work with Couples on relationship issues. I love what I do and am committed to sharing your journey. Regards, Angela
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Dr Anna Ridding
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
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Photo of Tanya Weston: Cognitive Behaviour Therapist & EMDR, Psychotherapist in Lancaster, England
Tanya Weston: Cognitive Behaviour Therapist & EMDR
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
You have landed on this page and already taken the first step to improving your mental wellbeing.Are you exhausted battling with symptoms of poor mental health, whilst trying to function in business, relationships and life. I will give you a clear line of sight to enable you to actively engage in values that are important to you. Reflecting on life events of the past, the impact on the present and helping you shape the future. Change is possible, you just need to feel ready, show up and be willing to face those difficult thoughts and feelings.
You have landed on this page and already taken the first step to improving your mental wellbeing.Are you exhausted battling with symptoms of poor mental health, whilst trying to function in business, relationships and life. I will give you a clear line of sight to enable you to actively engage in values that are important to you. Reflecting on life events of the past, the impact on the present and helping you shape the future. Change is possible, you just need to feel ready, show up and be willing to face those difficult thoughts and feelings.
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John Warrington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
Hi, I'm John. I offer down to earth counselling to help you make sense of whatever it is you're experiencing. I will offer you time and space for you to talk through your problems confidentially. I am there to listen to you. I will not use complicated jargon but will listen to what you have to say, with an appropriate use of humour to put you at ease. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and being genuine. I served in the Royal Navy and worked in high-pressured Businesses. My Facebook Page is Counselling Minds. Also on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. Thanks for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
Hi, I'm John. I offer down to earth counselling to help you make sense of whatever it is you're experiencing. I will offer you time and space for you to talk through your problems confidentially. I am there to listen to you. I will not use complicated jargon but will listen to what you have to say, with an appropriate use of humour to put you at ease. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and being genuine. I served in the Royal Navy and worked in high-pressured Businesses. My Facebook Page is Counselling Minds. Also on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. Thanks for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
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Photo of Glyn Harris MBABCP (ACCRED), Psychotherapist in Lancaster, England
Glyn Harris MBABCP (ACCRED)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome. My name is GIyn Harris and I help my clients change the negative thoughts and behaviours that stop them reaching their full potential I have three clinics based in Preston, Liverpool and near Cartmel in South Cumbria. I am qualified in two therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a widely recognised and respected psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders . It is also widely used in sport and business to challenge performance limiting beliefs.
Hi there and welcome. My name is GIyn Harris and I help my clients change the negative thoughts and behaviours that stop them reaching their full potential I have three clinics based in Preston, Liverpool and near Cartmel in South Cumbria. I am qualified in two therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a widely recognised and respected psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders . It is also widely used in sport and business to challenge performance limiting beliefs.
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Photo of Alexandra Logan, Psychotherapist in Lancaster, England
Alexandra Logan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1  (Online Only)
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with six years experience of working with clients. My training is 'Integrative’ which means that I work with distress, trauma, and all of life's difficulties in a way which seeks to create,or recreate, a sense of wholeness and relationship. I want to work with you in partnership, seeking to understand together what’s troubling you, and where things might have got stuck. We will talk about the past, as all therapists do, but I also want to help you think about what is going on for you now. The things which have brought you to therapy.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with six years experience of working with clients. My training is 'Integrative’ which means that I work with distress, trauma, and all of life's difficulties in a way which seeks to create,or recreate, a sense of wholeness and relationship. I want to work with you in partnership, seeking to understand together what’s troubling you, and where things might have got stuck. We will talk about the past, as all therapists do, but I also want to help you think about what is going on for you now. The things which have brought you to therapy.
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Photo of Anthony Hemmings, Counsellor in Lancaster, England
Anthony Hemmings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
Whatever your concerns might be, I offer you a safe space to express yourself, without fear of being judged. My practice reflects my belief that you are the expert in your own life. By talking together we can explore what is troubling you and find ways to address, come to terms with, or perhaps even resolve your difficulties. My sessions are non-directive which means you decide what happens during sessions;  together we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you.
Whatever your concerns might be, I offer you a safe space to express yourself, without fear of being judged. My practice reflects my belief that you are the expert in your own life. By talking together we can explore what is troubling you and find ways to address, come to terms with, or perhaps even resolve your difficulties. My sessions are non-directive which means you decide what happens during sessions;  together we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you.
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Photo of Robert Cox, Psychotherapist in Lancaster, England
Robert Cox
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
Welcome to my profile. I'm Rob. My clients find therapy gives them a place to let go and be themselves. Therapy can be laid back and approachable - in fact, so much more seems possible when it is. It can be so liberating to truly be yourself. That means not worrying how you appear, if you'll offend someone, or if you'll be judged. Those things take so much effort. Here you can go for it! Say what you like, see what happens, let it all out. I promise I won't judge you. You deserve to be heard and understood from your point of view. If you didn't have enough of that in your life, here's a chance to make up for it.
Welcome to my profile. I'm Rob. My clients find therapy gives them a place to let go and be themselves. Therapy can be laid back and approachable - in fact, so much more seems possible when it is. It can be so liberating to truly be yourself. That means not worrying how you appear, if you'll offend someone, or if you'll be judged. Those things take so much effort. Here you can go for it! Say what you like, see what happens, let it all out. I promise I won't judge you. You deserve to be heard and understood from your point of view. If you didn't have enough of that in your life, here's a chance to make up for it.
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Photo of Aurora Psychology Ltd, Psychologist in Lancaster, England
Aurora Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
At Aurora Psychology Ltd we aim to provide a safe space full of warmth and compassion, where you will not be judged but understood, no matter what it is you’re going through. We understand that life can feel very tricky at times, if not unbearable, however change is possible; life does not have to feel like this. We are a team of highly experienced clinical psychologists and psychotherapists who can tailor therapy to your needs. We appreciate the courage it has taken you to make this first step of searching for someone who may be able to help you.
At Aurora Psychology Ltd we aim to provide a safe space full of warmth and compassion, where you will not be judged but understood, no matter what it is you’re going through. We understand that life can feel very tricky at times, if not unbearable, however change is possible; life does not have to feel like this. We are a team of highly experienced clinical psychologists and psychotherapists who can tailor therapy to your needs. We appreciate the courage it has taken you to make this first step of searching for someone who may be able to help you.
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Photo of Jonathan Haslam, Psychotherapist in Lancaster, England
Jonathan Haslam
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
The relationship that I have with my clients is being that person who is down-to-earth and approachable and with whom they can find a connection. They can talk to me openly, feeling safe to invest in the counselling process and feel respected in a completely non-judgmental environment. My clients choose to work with me because I'm "authenticated and real".
The relationship that I have with my clients is being that person who is down-to-earth and approachable and with whom they can find a connection. They can talk to me openly, feeling safe to invest in the counselling process and feel respected in a completely non-judgmental environment. My clients choose to work with me because I'm "authenticated and real".
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Photo of Tracey Louise Ward, Psychotherapist in Lancaster, England
Tracey Louise Ward
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1  (Online Only)
My name is Tracey and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. My work in mental health began in 2003 when I volunteered for a helpline for children. Since then I have either been in education or working in mental health. I specialize in working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both CBT and EMDR are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties
My name is Tracey and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. My work in mental health began in 2003 when I volunteered for a helpline for children. Since then I have either been in education or working in mental health. I specialize in working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both CBT and EMDR are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties
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Lancashire Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA2
I provide support and help to clients when they need it the most. I have worked with all ages of individuals, children and couples from 11yrs +. I have experience of supporting people with many issues and conditions, such as; anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal Ideation, self harm, divorce, seperation, bereavement, low self image, gender identity, domestic violence, anger issues, physical and sexual abuse. I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. In counselling I believe the clients needs above all must be heard and valued.
I provide support and help to clients when they need it the most. I have worked with all ages of individuals, children and couples from 11yrs +. I have experience of supporting people with many issues and conditions, such as; anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal Ideation, self harm, divorce, seperation, bereavement, low self image, gender identity, domestic violence, anger issues, physical and sexual abuse. I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. In counselling I believe the clients needs above all must be heard and valued.
01524 969512 View 01524 969512
Photo of Virginia Toole, Counsellor in Lancaster, England
Virginia Toole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1  (Online Only)
Do you feel ripped apart and shaken to your core? You don't want to be a burden to friends and can't talk to family, it is all so overwhelming. The deepest pit of despair and hurt, mixed emotions, anguish, anger, confusion, barely coping with intense non-stop life changes. Loss of family, partner or treasured friends, sudden or chronic terminal illness, loss of the person you used to be, ageing, guilty lifestyle, fear of a new job and moving, or the prickling heartache from loss of your pet. You don’t even have the strength to take the next step, to pull yourself through while trying to reach your old self. You need a safe space.
Do you feel ripped apart and shaken to your core? You don't want to be a burden to friends and can't talk to family, it is all so overwhelming. The deepest pit of despair and hurt, mixed emotions, anguish, anger, confusion, barely coping with intense non-stop life changes. Loss of family, partner or treasured friends, sudden or chronic terminal illness, loss of the person you used to be, ageing, guilty lifestyle, fear of a new job and moving, or the prickling heartache from loss of your pet. You don’t even have the strength to take the next step, to pull yourself through while trying to reach your old self. You need a safe space.
01254 781838 View 01254 781838
Photo of Moira Finley-Landry Counselling And Supervision, Psychotherapist in Lancaster, England
Moira Finley-Landry Counselling And Supervision
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lancaster LA1
Life throws us some very difficult challenges at times and it's not always easy to face these alone. I work alongside you, at your pace, on the things that matter to you most. I can offer you a supportive, safe and confidential space in which to explore your concerns in a non-judgemental relationship, with you at the core of everything we do together. I have a wide range of experience of counselling people of all ages with a variety of emotional, social, relational & mental health issues. I am qualified and experienced in working with Adults, Children & Young People.
Life throws us some very difficult challenges at times and it's not always easy to face these alone. I work alongside you, at your pace, on the things that matter to you most. I can offer you a supportive, safe and confidential space in which to explore your concerns in a non-judgemental relationship, with you at the core of everything we do together. I have a wide range of experience of counselling people of all ages with a variety of emotional, social, relational & mental health issues. I am qualified and experienced in working with Adults, Children & Young People.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lancaster

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Lancaster who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
94% Bereavement
94% Stress
91% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aviva
78% AXA PPP
56% Vitality

How Counsellors in Lancaster see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

62% Female
38% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lancaster?

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.