Counselling in Lightwater

Photo of Josephine Jacobs, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Josephine Jacobs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lightwater GU18
Would you like to talk about what goes on in your life and in your head? Want to be sure that you will not be judged and that you feel safe whilst exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours? Maybe you are wondering which event or events in your life have most affected how you feel. There could be relationships, past, present, and future which play on your mind. Do you want healthier relationships? Do you wonder if the way you feel gets in the way of you getting what you want out of life or living the life you want? You may have feelings you do not understand or believe you have lost yourself and no longer know how you feel.
Would you like to talk about what goes on in your life and in your head? Want to be sure that you will not be judged and that you feel safe whilst exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours? Maybe you are wondering which event or events in your life have most affected how you feel. There could be relationships, past, present, and future which play on your mind. Do you want healthier relationships? Do you wonder if the way you feel gets in the way of you getting what you want out of life or living the life you want? You may have feelings you do not understand or believe you have lost yourself and no longer know how you feel.
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Photo of Emma Foster, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Emma Foster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lightwater GU18
Hello my name is Emma. I specialise in domestic violence, trauma and couples counselling. Are you experiencing relationship difficulties in your life or feel disconnected from your partner? Have you been impacted by a past or present trauma that continues to interfere with your life, relationship, home or work? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to find ways in which to find respite from them? We all have our own unique way of coping, however sometimes the strategies that we implement are not as effective as we would like and can only offer short term help and release.
Hello my name is Emma. I specialise in domestic violence, trauma and couples counselling. Are you experiencing relationship difficulties in your life or feel disconnected from your partner? Have you been impacted by a past or present trauma that continues to interfere with your life, relationship, home or work? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to find ways in which to find respite from them? We all have our own unique way of coping, however sometimes the strategies that we implement are not as effective as we would like and can only offer short term help and release.
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Photo of Helen Heath, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Helen Heath
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lightwater GU18
Are you finding it difficult to cope right now? It could be that your lifestyle is stressful, with work and/or family pressures. You may have suffered trauma or loss in your life that you are struggling to work through. Finding a counsellor isn't difficult, but finding the right counsellor and asking for help isn't always so easy. Trust your instinct and choose someone whose words you connect with. If you are struggling with stress (inc Work Stress), anxiety (inc. social anxiety), self esteem, domestic abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) or grief, call me to book a free 30 min consultation to see if I can help.
Are you finding it difficult to cope right now? It could be that your lifestyle is stressful, with work and/or family pressures. You may have suffered trauma or loss in your life that you are struggling to work through. Finding a counsellor isn't difficult, but finding the right counsellor and asking for help isn't always so easy. Trust your instinct and choose someone whose words you connect with. If you are struggling with stress (inc Work Stress), anxiety (inc. social anxiety), self esteem, domestic abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) or grief, call me to book a free 30 min consultation to see if I can help.
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Photo of Counselling with Lauren, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Counselling with Lauren
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lightwater GU18
Hello, I’m Lauren, I provide counselling in Bagshot near Camberley. Are you finding life difficult? Feeling anxious, stressed or low? Maybe you have found that you are struggling with your relationships? Or maybe you think you are drinking a bit more than you'd like to, or taking drugs to help with your emotions? I can offer a space for you to explore your feelings and process what is happening in your life. As well as building up your self esteem and moving towards a self accepting place. Please note that I work with adults 18 and over.
Hello, I’m Lauren, I provide counselling in Bagshot near Camberley. Are you finding life difficult? Feeling anxious, stressed or low? Maybe you have found that you are struggling with your relationships? Or maybe you think you are drinking a bit more than you'd like to, or taking drugs to help with your emotions? I can offer a space for you to explore your feelings and process what is happening in your life. As well as building up your self esteem and moving towards a self accepting place. Please note that I work with adults 18 and over.
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Photo of Helen Terry Counselling, BSc (Hons), MBACP Accred, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Helen Terry Counselling, BSc (Hons), MBACP Accred
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lightwater GU18
Sometimes life can feel like a struggle. If you are having a difficult time, I'd like to help if I can. I offer a warm, professional and confidential space to help you talk about and work through whatever is troubling you. Whether it is anxiety, relationships, depression, bereavement, loss, stress, trauma, self-confidence or something else, I am here to listen and offer supportive, non-judgemental counselling.  I am a fully accredited (MBACP Accred) and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor offering support to individual adults and young people aged 16 and above, through face to face, online and telephone counselling sessions.
Sometimes life can feel like a struggle. If you are having a difficult time, I'd like to help if I can. I offer a warm, professional and confidential space to help you talk about and work through whatever is troubling you. Whether it is anxiety, relationships, depression, bereavement, loss, stress, trauma, self-confidence or something else, I am here to listen and offer supportive, non-judgemental counselling.  I am a fully accredited (MBACP Accred) and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor offering support to individual adults and young people aged 16 and above, through face to face, online and telephone counselling sessions.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Samantha louise Smyke, Psychotherapist in Lightwater, England
Samantha louise Smyke
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chobham GU24
There are many reasons that can bring us into therapy whether it might be current difficulties, long term struggles, illness or just a hope for change. I know how valuable it is to have a safe and confidential space where you can explore how you really feel and think about things. In this space it can help you to uncover unhealthy patterns and destructive behaviours with a view to bring about a change.
There are many reasons that can bring us into therapy whether it might be current difficulties, long term struggles, illness or just a hope for change. I know how valuable it is to have a safe and confidential space where you can explore how you really feel and think about things. In this space it can help you to uncover unhealthy patterns and destructive behaviours with a view to bring about a change.
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Photo of Antonia Edie, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Antonia Edie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woking GU24
Hello. Are you feeling unsettled, unhappy, not as bubbly as you once were? Do you need help working through relationship difficulties? Have you experienced trauma that you want to move past? Do you struggle to make your own decisions or assert yourself with the people around you? Is life feeling generally overwhelming and you can't see the woods for the trees? You might be feeling anxious or stressed with what life is throwing at you at the moment. These are all issues that I am working through with current clients, as well as many other things.
Hello. Are you feeling unsettled, unhappy, not as bubbly as you once were? Do you need help working through relationship difficulties? Have you experienced trauma that you want to move past? Do you struggle to make your own decisions or assert yourself with the people around you? Is life feeling generally overwhelming and you can't see the woods for the trees? You might be feeling anxious or stressed with what life is throwing at you at the moment. These are all issues that I am working through with current clients, as well as many other things.
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Photo of Richard Briegel-Jones, Psychotherapist in Lightwater, England
Richard Briegel-Jones
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woking GU24  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Richard and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with considerable experience working with depression, anxiety difficulties, life transitions and adjustments, stress and low self-worth.
Hello, my name is Richard and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with considerable experience working with depression, anxiety difficulties, life transitions and adjustments, stress and low self-worth.
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Photo of Letitia Green, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Letitia Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chobham GU24
We all experience difficult times in our lives, whether it be through trauma, loss, being diagnosed with a chronic/terminal illness, or life’s natural cycle of events. Maybe you’re not sure what’s causing you to feel like you’re struggling, sometimes we don’t know why we feel sad, angry, anxious or depressed together we can unravel things and look at how we can increase your resilience. Working in an integrative way I use different theoretical approaches to empower you to make to make the best decisions for yourself. I offer a safe therapeutic space where you can talk things over and to move forward and feel more fulfilled.
We all experience difficult times in our lives, whether it be through trauma, loss, being diagnosed with a chronic/terminal illness, or life’s natural cycle of events. Maybe you’re not sure what’s causing you to feel like you’re struggling, sometimes we don’t know why we feel sad, angry, anxious or depressed together we can unravel things and look at how we can increase your resilience. Working in an integrative way I use different theoretical approaches to empower you to make to make the best decisions for yourself. I offer a safe therapeutic space where you can talk things over and to move forward and feel more fulfilled.
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Photo of Helen Dicketts, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Helen Dicketts
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaphill GU21
I have worked with clients through Relate since 1995, first of all only with couples and adult individuals and then since 2013 with Young People aged 10 to 18 through a contract with CAHMS. The couple work has included working with divorce and separation, affairs, extended family issues, parenting, illness, work pressures, communication issues and sexual problems. Clients might start with a clear agenda or we might spend some time establishing the focus of the therapy as it develops. Amongst other things, the work through CAMHS has covered anxiety, suicidal ideation, family issues, sexuality and transgender issues.
I have worked with clients through Relate since 1995, first of all only with couples and adult individuals and then since 2013 with Young People aged 10 to 18 through a contract with CAHMS. The couple work has included working with divorce and separation, affairs, extended family issues, parenting, illness, work pressures, communication issues and sexual problems. Clients might start with a clear agenda or we might spend some time establishing the focus of the therapy as it develops. Amongst other things, the work through CAMHS has covered anxiety, suicidal ideation, family issues, sexuality and transgender issues.
01483 802347 View 01483 802347
Photo of Colleen Shelswell, Psychotherapist in Lightwater, England
Colleen Shelswell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windlesham GU20
As an experienced Trauma and bereavement therapist, i work to support all of my adult clients, irrespective of the diverse or differing backgrounds and individual needs & issues that you are dealing with. My kindness and empathetic approach will help you grow in confidence to move forward and away from some behaviours, to find a more positive way of making sense of your thoughts & feelings. Using CBT, ACT, and person centred counselling, I help you understand and reduce worry & anxiety to improve your overall mental well-being by Valuing our therapeutic relationship and supporting you & build trust and improve your future self.
As an experienced Trauma and bereavement therapist, i work to support all of my adult clients, irrespective of the diverse or differing backgrounds and individual needs & issues that you are dealing with. My kindness and empathetic approach will help you grow in confidence to move forward and away from some behaviours, to find a more positive way of making sense of your thoughts & feelings. Using CBT, ACT, and person centred counselling, I help you understand and reduce worry & anxiety to improve your overall mental well-being by Valuing our therapeutic relationship and supporting you & build trust and improve your future self.
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Photo of Maggie King, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Maggie King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woking GU24
I am a warm and empathic person who strives to support my clients through difficult times and offer my counselling service to both men and women. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and make sense of the life experiences that are troubling you. I have vast experience of working with addiction, loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and work related issues.
I am a warm and empathic person who strives to support my clients through difficult times and offer my counselling service to both men and women. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and make sense of the life experiences that are troubling you. I have vast experience of working with addiction, loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and work related issues.
01483 940015 View 01483 940015
Photo of Evelyn Gaunt in Lightwater, England
Evelyn Gaunt
Verified Verified
Chobham GU24
EMDR Therapy can be helpful for PTSD and Trauma, whether a one off incident or chronic trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect and many other mental health presentations, such as body dysmorphia, grief, self-esteem, chronic pain, anxiety, sexual assault, childhood neglect, domestic abuse and more. Many of these presentations can leave you feeling isolated, frustrated and helpless, by processing these via bilateral stimulation to a resolution, life can become more manageable and less triggering, allowing you to achieve your goals.
EMDR Therapy can be helpful for PTSD and Trauma, whether a one off incident or chronic trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect and many other mental health presentations, such as body dysmorphia, grief, self-esteem, chronic pain, anxiety, sexual assault, childhood neglect, domestic abuse and more. Many of these presentations can leave you feeling isolated, frustrated and helpless, by processing these via bilateral stimulation to a resolution, life can become more manageable and less triggering, allowing you to achieve your goals.
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Photo of Susan Webb, Psychologist in Lightwater, England
Susan Webb
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Woking GU21
Have you been struggling with something which is interfering with you being able to get on with your usual things? Maybe you have been feeling down more than usual, or feeling very anxious and tired for a long time. Changes in your ability to sleep, eat or concentrate for a while could mean that you are depressed, or that anxiety is overwhelming you and stopping you from functioning properly. Life events such as illness, bereavement, divorce, trauma or even great events like becoming a parent or grandparent can create changes that are hard to cope with. If so, a therapist can help you to get back on your feet again.
Have you been struggling with something which is interfering with you being able to get on with your usual things? Maybe you have been feeling down more than usual, or feeling very anxious and tired for a long time. Changes in your ability to sleep, eat or concentrate for a while could mean that you are depressed, or that anxiety is overwhelming you and stopping you from functioning properly. Life events such as illness, bereavement, divorce, trauma or even great events like becoming a parent or grandparent can create changes that are hard to cope with. If so, a therapist can help you to get back on your feet again.
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Photo of Catherine Moss, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Catherine Moss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bagshot GU19
Therapy is your space to untangle hard feelings, difficult situations or work through past, painful experiences. Whatever your reasons or goals for coming to therapy, I'll provide a gentle, supportive relationship for you to do just that. You will have a safe space to be yourself without being judged. I'll be beside you as you make sense of things and understand yourself better. Or you might want some help to recognise unhelpful patterns that you want to change or resolve or accept those complicated feelings.
Therapy is your space to untangle hard feelings, difficult situations or work through past, painful experiences. Whatever your reasons or goals for coming to therapy, I'll provide a gentle, supportive relationship for you to do just that. You will have a safe space to be yourself without being judged. I'll be beside you as you make sense of things and understand yourself better. Or you might want some help to recognise unhelpful patterns that you want to change or resolve or accept those complicated feelings.
01276 748061 View 01276 748061
Photo of Jeau Therapy (Austim/ADHD specialist), Psychotherapist in Lightwater, England
Jeau Therapy (Austim/ADHD specialist)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Camberley GU16
Im a neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. Struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, overwhelm & relationship problems? My therapy room is a place where clients can unmask and be their authentic selves, and Autistic/ADHD clients can stim freely without judgment.I work with all neurotypes but my experience and training has enabled me to work effectively with neurodivergent clients,(ASD/ADHD) I am aware of sensory overload, overstimulation and autistic burnout and for those struggling with eye contact my rooms can easily be adapted to suit clients needs. I also have additional qualifications in Child Sexual Abuse and Shame
Im a neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. Struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, overwhelm & relationship problems? My therapy room is a place where clients can unmask and be their authentic selves, and Autistic/ADHD clients can stim freely without judgment.I work with all neurotypes but my experience and training has enabled me to work effectively with neurodivergent clients,(ASD/ADHD) I am aware of sensory overload, overstimulation and autistic burnout and for those struggling with eye contact my rooms can easily be adapted to suit clients needs. I also have additional qualifications in Child Sexual Abuse and Shame
01483 968080 View 01483 968080
Photo of Jessica Floris, Psychologist in Lightwater, England
Jessica Floris
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bagshot GU19  (Online Only)
Hello there and thank you for taking a look at my page. I know that looking for help can be a daunting and bewildering experience with so many options to choose from. I believe that finding someone you feel comfortable talking with is of the upmost importance, which is why I offer a free initial consultation. This is to see if I can be of help to you and for you to see if you think I am the right person for you. You might be feeling anxious or low in mood. Maybe you feel stressed or lost in life. These might be new or longstanding problems. Whatever has brought you here, please know that I will do my best to help.
Hello there and thank you for taking a look at my page. I know that looking for help can be a daunting and bewildering experience with so many options to choose from. I believe that finding someone you feel comfortable talking with is of the upmost importance, which is why I offer a free initial consultation. This is to see if I can be of help to you and for you to see if you think I am the right person for you. You might be feeling anxious or low in mood. Maybe you feel stressed or lost in life. These might be new or longstanding problems. Whatever has brought you here, please know that I will do my best to help.
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Photo of Emma Irwin (Dip. Couns Mbacp) (Mncps Acc.), Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Emma Irwin (Dip. Couns Mbacp) (Mncps Acc.)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windlesham GU20
It can feel dauting looking for the right counsellor but I’m passionate about helping you achieve your end goal. I’ll listen to you with understanding and kindness – which can be hard to give to ourselves - in confidence; with no judgement. You can tell me as much – or as little – as you like at your pace. Together, we can work through whatever's troubling you and find the right resolution for you. Whatever you want, the relationship between us is key so I offer a FREE initial 15-minute telephone consultation. I provide affordable counselling; your mental health is important to me, so that your life can become more fulfilled.
It can feel dauting looking for the right counsellor but I’m passionate about helping you achieve your end goal. I’ll listen to you with understanding and kindness – which can be hard to give to ourselves - in confidence; with no judgement. You can tell me as much – or as little – as you like at your pace. Together, we can work through whatever's troubling you and find the right resolution for you. Whatever you want, the relationship between us is key so I offer a FREE initial 15-minute telephone consultation. I provide affordable counselling; your mental health is important to me, so that your life can become more fulfilled.
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Photo of Nidhish Parikh, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Nidhish Parikh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bagshot GU19
Individual & Couples counselling. Please call or email for a free introductory session, to discuss your needs, my practice and how we may work. I'm a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor supporting adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, low-mood, low confidence or self-esteem, anger issues, panic attacks, relationships, racism, LGBTQ+, work, family and school life difficulties. Life happens, at times not in a good way. We wear a public face concealing a very personal struggle. I can offer the needed personal space to express those deep innermost feelings without being judged or doubted.
Individual & Couples counselling. Please call or email for a free introductory session, to discuss your needs, my practice and how we may work. I'm a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor supporting adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, low-mood, low confidence or self-esteem, anger issues, panic attacks, relationships, racism, LGBTQ+, work, family and school life difficulties. Life happens, at times not in a good way. We wear a public face concealing a very personal struggle. I can offer the needed personal space to express those deep innermost feelings without being judged or doubted.
01276 535698 View 01276 535698
Photo of Chris Faulkner, Counsellor in Lightwater, England
Chris Faulkner
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Woking GU24
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with extensive experience with a wide range of client issues including bereavement, self-esteem, shame, guilt and relationship issues to name but a few. I believe passionately that every person is unique and individual. Life can at times be difficult and confusing; a single major event or a number of events can affect our internal equilibrium and affect quality of life. I offer a warm, empathic, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings and issues. As a native speaker of Spanish I offer Spanish speaking therapy for the Hispanic community.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with extensive experience with a wide range of client issues including bereavement, self-esteem, shame, guilt and relationship issues to name but a few. I believe passionately that every person is unique and individual. Life can at times be difficult and confusing; a single major event or a number of events can affect our internal equilibrium and affect quality of life. I offer a warm, empathic, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings and issues. As a native speaker of Spanish I offer Spanish speaking therapy for the Hispanic community.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lightwater

< 10

Counsellors in Lightwater who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Addiction
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Alcohol Use

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Lightwater see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Lightwater?

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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.