Photo of Julie Kirk, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Julie Kirk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS15
At some point in our lives we all need additional support to deal with personal issues and problems that are affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Starting counselling can be difficult, however it is the first step to the support and guidance you need. I work on the concept that every client is an individual and therefore needs a bespoke treatment plan. As a client centered therapist I will co-ordinate your therapeutic plan to meet your individual needs and together we will work to improve the way you are thinking and feeling.
At some point in our lives we all need additional support to deal with personal issues and problems that are affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Starting counselling can be difficult, however it is the first step to the support and guidance you need. I work on the concept that every client is an individual and therefore needs a bespoke treatment plan. As a client centered therapist I will co-ordinate your therapeutic plan to meet your individual needs and together we will work to improve the way you are thinking and feeling.
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Michael Everritt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I believe that in times like these it is only natural to feel anxious and depressed. It is only natural to be emotional. Perhaps you are tired of being made to feel like a problem to be solved? Are you fed up up of people trying to fix you when it is the world that is broken? You might have had a bad experience with therapy in the past? I hear you. As your therapist I will help you learn to recognise what your emotions are trying to tell you. I will help you to make peace with yourself and in doing so allow your self esteem to flourish.
I believe that in times like these it is only natural to feel anxious and depressed. It is only natural to be emotional. Perhaps you are tired of being made to feel like a problem to be solved? Are you fed up up of people trying to fix you when it is the world that is broken? You might have had a bad experience with therapy in the past? I hear you. As your therapist I will help you learn to recognise what your emotions are trying to tell you. I will help you to make peace with yourself and in doing so allow your self esteem to flourish.
0113 519 1426 View 0113 519 1426
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David Sheppard
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I offer a compassionate counselling service in Leeds, and online throughout the UK. I'm available to work with anyone who may feel lost, confused, sad or anxious. Together we can create a place of safety to discuss your life, and any issues you are experiencing. Therapy can give you tools to navigate through life's up and downs and can help strengthen your sense of self. I believe that our perceptions of our own brokenness can be viewed differently. That our flaws are what makes us unique, beautiful and wonderfully human.
I offer a compassionate counselling service in Leeds, and online throughout the UK. I'm available to work with anyone who may feel lost, confused, sad or anxious. Together we can create a place of safety to discuss your life, and any issues you are experiencing. Therapy can give you tools to navigate through life's up and downs and can help strengthen your sense of self. I believe that our perceptions of our own brokenness can be viewed differently. That our flaws are what makes us unique, beautiful and wonderfully human.
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Beverley Woodhead
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a professional service to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access some extra help other than talking to family and friends, Counselling will provide time and space for you to be listened to when you need it most. I will provide you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental ethical space working alongside you to identify and focus on your concerns moving towards understanding, acceptance and a changed outlook on life.
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a professional service to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access some extra help other than talking to family and friends, Counselling will provide time and space for you to be listened to when you need it most. I will provide you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental ethical space working alongside you to identify and focus on your concerns moving towards understanding, acceptance and a changed outlook on life.
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Photo of Amanda Bainbridge, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Amanda Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2
Does something need to change? Have you been feeling overwhelmed or frazzled? Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for yourself? Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating? Maybe memories from your past seem to be holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to confront them, in a safe environment with a professional. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
Does something need to change? Have you been feeling overwhelmed or frazzled? Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for yourself? Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating? Maybe memories from your past seem to be holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to confront them, in a safe environment with a professional. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
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Paramount Therapy Center Limited
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS11
I work as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. I have experience assessing and assisting people with mental health conditions and hidden disabilities within their workplaces. I have specialist knowledge and experience in Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I follow the BACP code of ethics. This means that I work with honesty, integrity, mission, and values. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis using Person-centered therapeutic Approach. I work with Young People, Couple in Relationship, Families, Domestic Violence, SPIP.
I work as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. I have experience assessing and assisting people with mental health conditions and hidden disabilities within their workplaces. I have specialist knowledge and experience in Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I follow the BACP code of ethics. This means that I work with honesty, integrity, mission, and values. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis using Person-centered therapeutic Approach. I work with Young People, Couple in Relationship, Families, Domestic Violence, SPIP.
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Photo of Sarah Elizabeth Mckimm, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Sarah Elizabeth Mckimm
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS14
We are all individuals whose wants, needs and desires are different and I will work with you as a unique person, deserving of counselling as individual as you. You are in the driving seat, as together we navigate the difficulties and problems you face in the present and will stay by your side throughout this journey. There may be times we look back at your past and glance at how it affects you in the here and now, but I aim to do this at your own pace, when the time feels right. I offer solace, a listening ear and permission for all feelings to be heard. Ready to move forward? Lets navigate this path to renewed hope together.
We are all individuals whose wants, needs and desires are different and I will work with you as a unique person, deserving of counselling as individual as you. You are in the driving seat, as together we navigate the difficulties and problems you face in the present and will stay by your side throughout this journey. There may be times we look back at your past and glance at how it affects you in the here and now, but I aim to do this at your own pace, when the time feels right. I offer solace, a listening ear and permission for all feelings to be heard. Ready to move forward? Lets navigate this path to renewed hope together.
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Photo of Dr Rose Martin, Psychologist in Leeds, England
Dr Rose Martin
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Do you feel like no matter what you do, you can’t quite get it right? Are negative thoughts or worries about yourself getting in the way of your life? Are they showing up at work in the form of burnout or imposter syndrome? Maybe you are finding yourself in difficult patterns where your needs aren’t being met, but somehow you still come away feeling like a burden? Maybe you understand your difficulties as low mood or anxiety, or low self-esteem. These experiences can show up in our lives in a variety of ways, but if any of the above resonated for you please do get in touch to talk about how I might be able to help you move forward.
Do you feel like no matter what you do, you can’t quite get it right? Are negative thoughts or worries about yourself getting in the way of your life? Are they showing up at work in the form of burnout or imposter syndrome? Maybe you are finding yourself in difficult patterns where your needs aren’t being met, but somehow you still come away feeling like a burden? Maybe you understand your difficulties as low mood or anxiety, or low self-esteem. These experiences can show up in our lives in a variety of ways, but if any of the above resonated for you please do get in touch to talk about how I might be able to help you move forward.
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Amanda Ingram Counselling-Clear Beginnings Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
My name is Amanda and I am an experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor based in both Leeds and Halifax. I work with individuals and couples providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for counselling and psychotherapy that will enable you to explore in confidence the issues you are finding problematic. Our time together will support you on your journey to overcome the issues which are causing you distress. Counselling appointments are available at my practices in Leeds city centre and at The Piece Hall in Halifax -both counselling practices are just a short walk away from bus and train stations.
My name is Amanda and I am an experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor based in both Leeds and Halifax. I work with individuals and couples providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for counselling and psychotherapy that will enable you to explore in confidence the issues you are finding problematic. Our time together will support you on your journey to overcome the issues which are causing you distress. Counselling appointments are available at my practices in Leeds city centre and at The Piece Hall in Halifax -both counselling practices are just a short walk away from bus and train stations.
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Photo of David Clancy, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
David Clancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
People who embark on a psychoanalytically informed therapy attend for a variety of reasons. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, shame or low self esteem, what is important is that the problems have been around for some time and despite our best efforts do not improve by trying to address them on our own. This leaves us feeling stuck and alone, with increasing symptoms and frustrations. The aim of this type of therapy is to not only to help with the conscious symptoms, but to help develop understanding and awareness of what lies beneath the symptoms, enriching our lives and relationships, enabling change.
People who embark on a psychoanalytically informed therapy attend for a variety of reasons. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, shame or low self esteem, what is important is that the problems have been around for some time and despite our best efforts do not improve by trying to address them on our own. This leaves us feeling stuck and alone, with increasing symptoms and frustrations. The aim of this type of therapy is to not only to help with the conscious symptoms, but to help develop understanding and awareness of what lies beneath the symptoms, enriching our lives and relationships, enabling change.
0113 487 2717 View 0113 487 2717
Photo of Justine Brooks, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Justine Brooks
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7
I work online and face-to-face with adults who want to see change in their lives. People who want to feel more like themselves but find that life is getting in the way. I also work with people who have experienced difficult or unsettling changes in their lives, such as traumatic events or loss in the form of bereavement, the loss of a relationship, the loss of a way of life. I work with individuals who are trying to find solutions in their own minds for situations, feelings and behaviours that play out in their lives through their own and other people’s actions.
I work online and face-to-face with adults who want to see change in their lives. People who want to feel more like themselves but find that life is getting in the way. I also work with people who have experienced difficult or unsettling changes in their lives, such as traumatic events or loss in the form of bereavement, the loss of a relationship, the loss of a way of life. I work with individuals who are trying to find solutions in their own minds for situations, feelings and behaviours that play out in their lives through their own and other people’s actions.
0113 733 7368 View 0113 733 7368
Photo of Jaspal Sehra, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Jaspal Sehra
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS12
Life can bring unexpected challenges, whether it be in the past or present. Situations and circumstances may have left you in a position of suffering, immense pain or relentless sadness. This can lead to intense emotions which may be impacting you in the present or even your life choices. Environment or external factors may have placed you in unsafe situations that may not have been in your control. However the effect of this may remain with you, making life feel heavy and difficult to carry. This could be influencing your daily life be it work, relationships or your own sense of self.
Life can bring unexpected challenges, whether it be in the past or present. Situations and circumstances may have left you in a position of suffering, immense pain or relentless sadness. This can lead to intense emotions which may be impacting you in the present or even your life choices. Environment or external factors may have placed you in unsafe situations that may not have been in your control. However the effect of this may remain with you, making life feel heavy and difficult to carry. This could be influencing your daily life be it work, relationships or your own sense of self.
01484 627729 View 01484 627729
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Dr Malinder K Bhullar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
Are you someone who has struggled to find a genuinely safe, understanding and inclusive therapeutic or reflective space? Or have not yet found a professional who actually demonstrates having the expertise they tell you about? Are you still on the fence about taking that step forward? I understand.
Are you someone who has struggled to find a genuinely safe, understanding and inclusive therapeutic or reflective space? Or have not yet found a professional who actually demonstrates having the expertise they tell you about? Are you still on the fence about taking that step forward? I understand.
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Ellie Chamberlain
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Ellie, (She/Her). I’m so glad you’ve chosen to take time for yourself in therapy! I am a Psychotherapist and Counsellor with a deeply empathetic and real approach to supporting people in the challenges life can bring. If you choose to work with me, my hope is that during our time together you will grow to feel comfortable in exploring the way you think and feel while making sense of what impacts you. My practice is focused on creating a space that feels warm, accepting and non-judgemental.
Hi, my name is Ellie, (She/Her). I’m so glad you’ve chosen to take time for yourself in therapy! I am a Psychotherapist and Counsellor with a deeply empathetic and real approach to supporting people in the challenges life can bring. If you choose to work with me, my hope is that during our time together you will grow to feel comfortable in exploring the way you think and feel while making sense of what impacts you. My practice is focused on creating a space that feels warm, accepting and non-judgemental.
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Photo of Andy Williams, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Andy Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS18
Not accepting new clients
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
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Photo of Josh Whaley, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Josh Whaley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Hi. My name’s Josh. I am a Leeds based Integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor. This means I am not restricted to working in one particular way. So I will adapt the way I work with you to suit you. I work short and long term with adults (18+) in an holistic way, from a humanistic and relational perspective. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, space to pause and reflect on your reasons for choosing to enter therapy, whilst working collaboratively with you towards your hopes for your future self.
Hi. My name’s Josh. I am a Leeds based Integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor. This means I am not restricted to working in one particular way. So I will adapt the way I work with you to suit you. I work short and long term with adults (18+) in an holistic way, from a humanistic and relational perspective. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, space to pause and reflect on your reasons for choosing to enter therapy, whilst working collaboratively with you towards your hopes for your future self.
0113 320 4177 View 0113 320 4177
Photo of Sharon Anderson, Psychotherapist in Leeds, England
Sharon Anderson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, these are REALLY trying times so I truly appreciate you taking the brave step to reach out. I'm here, happy to work with you on the journey. My therapy style is warm, interactive, accepting & specific to you. I am internationally trained to MSc level & have worked in the UK & overseas. This means I bring inter/multicultural richness & diversity to our sessions. I am skilled to serve the unique needs of the local & international diaspora & those feeling displaced. I also have clinical & pastoral training (Uk) & a multi faith theology degree offering spiritual counselling for those who desire a faith perspective.
Hi there, these are REALLY trying times so I truly appreciate you taking the brave step to reach out. I'm here, happy to work with you on the journey. My therapy style is warm, interactive, accepting & specific to you. I am internationally trained to MSc level & have worked in the UK & overseas. This means I bring inter/multicultural richness & diversity to our sessions. I am skilled to serve the unique needs of the local & international diaspora & those feeling displaced. I also have clinical & pastoral training (Uk) & a multi faith theology degree offering spiritual counselling for those who desire a faith perspective.
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Photo of A. J. Farrell Counselling, Counsellor in Leeds, England
A. J. Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
0113 512 7087 View 0113 512 7087
Photo of Fiona Christie, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Fiona Christie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leeds LS8
Not accepting new clients
Do you need help working through challenges in your life, like health, work, parenting, relationship issues, or trauma? Struggling with the emotional impact of dealing with physical health problems and invisible illness? Need some time and space to explore current or past trauma? I am an empathic, warm, experienced counsellor. I offer a safe, understanding space without judgement, where we look at what is going on for you and what positive changes you want to make. I work in a person centred way, which means we work at your pace on the issues you want to bring.
Do you need help working through challenges in your life, like health, work, parenting, relationship issues, or trauma? Struggling with the emotional impact of dealing with physical health problems and invisible illness? Need some time and space to explore current or past trauma? I am an empathic, warm, experienced counsellor. I offer a safe, understanding space without judgement, where we look at what is going on for you and what positive changes you want to make. I work in a person centred way, which means we work at your pace on the issues you want to bring.
01937 227301 View 01937 227301
Photo of Phil Haigh, Counsellor in Leeds, England
Phil Haigh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Sometimes we can feel a bit broken and not know why. You might feel exhausted worrying about relationships and obsessing over how other people feel about you. Maybe you wish you could feel less needy in romantic relationships, more confident and treat yourself with more respect. It might be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns, working too much or pushing yourself too hard but you don’t seem able to stop. Replaying past events on a loop in bed, you imagine if you could just be better somehow things would be different.
Sometimes we can feel a bit broken and not know why. You might feel exhausted worrying about relationships and obsessing over how other people feel about you. Maybe you wish you could feel less needy in romantic relationships, more confident and treat yourself with more respect. It might be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns, working too much or pushing yourself too hard but you don’t seem able to stop. Replaying past events on a loop in bed, you imagine if you could just be better somehow things would be different.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Leeds

400+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Leeds who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Self Esteem
82% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
70% Bereavement
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
57% AXA PPP
45% Bupa

How Counsellors in Leeds see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leeds?

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.