Counselling in Malton

Photo of Catherine Beal, Counsellor in Malton, England
Catherine Beal
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
A very warm welcome, I have person centred counselling and psychotherapy sessions available within a week. I’m interested in what you need? Do you need to express what’s happening for you? Do you need some support to manage your thoughts and feelings? Life can be tough at times, are you feeling angry, sad, lonely, anxious, depressed, stressed, overwhelmed? Do you need to seek a way forward? I aim to offer a therapeutic relationship through a compassionate connection. I provide a non judgmental environment, free from evaluation. Whatever your facing, I will do my very best to support you, so that you don’t have to face things alone.
A very warm welcome, I have person centred counselling and psychotherapy sessions available within a week. I’m interested in what you need? Do you need to express what’s happening for you? Do you need some support to manage your thoughts and feelings? Life can be tough at times, are you feeling angry, sad, lonely, anxious, depressed, stressed, overwhelmed? Do you need to seek a way forward? I aim to offer a therapeutic relationship through a compassionate connection. I provide a non judgmental environment, free from evaluation. Whatever your facing, I will do my very best to support you, so that you don’t have to face things alone.
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Photo of Richard Kearns, Psychotherapist in Malton, England
Richard Kearns
Psychotherapist, PhD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Life can sometimes throw unexpected challenges, leaving us feeling lost and uncertain. During these times, seeking help and support can help us gain clarity and move forward. I am a UKCP trainee therapist in advanced training, and I offer a safe and confidential space where we can explore your journey through our therapeutic relationship. Through my compassionate and non-judgmental approach, we can work on developing self-awareness and overcoming feelings of fear, loneliness, pain, and sadness. Everyone has the potential for growth and change, and I am here to help you discover yours.
Life can sometimes throw unexpected challenges, leaving us feeling lost and uncertain. During these times, seeking help and support can help us gain clarity and move forward. I am a UKCP trainee therapist in advanced training, and I offer a safe and confidential space where we can explore your journey through our therapeutic relationship. Through my compassionate and non-judgmental approach, we can work on developing self-awareness and overcoming feelings of fear, loneliness, pain, and sadness. Everyone has the potential for growth and change, and I am here to help you discover yours.
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Photo of Carolyn Knaggs, Counsellor in Malton, England
Carolyn Knaggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
The aim of sessions is to work towards an understanding of the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make. During sessions, you will be the focus of our attentions and I will value you without judgement, as a unique person, an equal. Having been in counselling myself, I have an understanding of the process. It can be a daunting prospect, and I will support you in that journey. I have listed many specialities and whilst I do have experience of working with them, I believe there is more to you than a "diagnosis" or an "issue" so the focus is on you the whole person, and whatever you choose to bring. NOTE - OVER 18'S ONLY
The aim of sessions is to work towards an understanding of the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make. During sessions, you will be the focus of our attentions and I will value you without judgement, as a unique person, an equal. Having been in counselling myself, I have an understanding of the process. It can be a daunting prospect, and I will support you in that journey. I have listed many specialities and whilst I do have experience of working with them, I believe there is more to you than a "diagnosis" or an "issue" so the focus is on you the whole person, and whatever you choose to bring. NOTE - OVER 18'S ONLY
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Photo of Ellie Johnston, Counsellor in Malton, England
Ellie Johnston
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malton YO17
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapist. I am fully insured and undertake regular clinical supervision. As a counsellor I have worked at length with individuals with anxiety issues, low mood and depression. I have worked extensively with children and young people in challenging environments, finding ways to overcome difficulties with family life, removing barriers to education and goal setting.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapist. I am fully insured and undertake regular clinical supervision. As a counsellor I have worked at length with individuals with anxiety issues, low mood and depression. I have worked extensively with children and young people in challenging environments, finding ways to overcome difficulties with family life, removing barriers to education and goal setting.
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Photo of Counselling by Jane & Animal Assisted Therapy, Counsellor in Malton, England
Counselling by Jane & Animal Assisted Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor. By talking & exploring your thoughts & feelings, you will discover underlying issues and discover strategies and new ways to cope & manage better. Therapy will help you gain a true sense of self & discover your potential. Any negative experiences or self-doubts you have, we will work through together so you overcome & find a more positive direction. Therapy will empower you to take control of your life. Therapy pets are available to sit with you throughout your sessions. I’m trained in Rewind Therapy for trauma. I hold a Certificate & Diploma in Supervision should any therapists require support.
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor. By talking & exploring your thoughts & feelings, you will discover underlying issues and discover strategies and new ways to cope & manage better. Therapy will help you gain a true sense of self & discover your potential. Any negative experiences or self-doubts you have, we will work through together so you overcome & find a more positive direction. Therapy will empower you to take control of your life. Therapy pets are available to sit with you throughout your sessions. I’m trained in Rewind Therapy for trauma. I hold a Certificate & Diploma in Supervision should any therapists require support.
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Photo of Stella Richardson, Psychologist in Malton, England
Stella Richardson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Malton YO17  (Online Only)
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
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Photo of Counselling by the Sea, Counsellor in Malton, England
Counselling by the Sea
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Sometimes life can become too overwhelming because of difficult events or relationships, both old or current. You may be struggling with anxious feelings or have become stuck in unhelpful behaviours as you try to manage your world. This can become a lonely and disempowering place. People come to therapy because they recognise these thoughts or strategies are limiting their lives. My work is humanistic in approach with a person-centred focus; this means that I will listen and value what you share and not be judgemental or directive. I build empathic therapeutic relationships that enable you to feel safe to share your emotions.
Sometimes life can become too overwhelming because of difficult events or relationships, both old or current. You may be struggling with anxious feelings or have become stuck in unhelpful behaviours as you try to manage your world. This can become a lonely and disempowering place. People come to therapy because they recognise these thoughts or strategies are limiting their lives. My work is humanistic in approach with a person-centred focus; this means that I will listen and value what you share and not be judgemental or directive. I build empathic therapeutic relationships that enable you to feel safe to share your emotions.
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Photo of David Havelock, Psychotherapist in Malton, England
David Havelock
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malton YO17
Coming to therapy can be a difficult decision to make. When we are having difficulty in our lives our thinking can become unclear or unhelpful and we do things that we think might help in the short term, but can perhaps have a negative effect in the long term. This can result in becoming trapped in unhealthy cycles where you may also be experiencing unpleasant emotions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help to unravel the complex human thoughts and emotions that sometimes contribute to being less than at our best, and find new ways of thinking and being to move forward.
Coming to therapy can be a difficult decision to make. When we are having difficulty in our lives our thinking can become unclear or unhelpful and we do things that we think might help in the short term, but can perhaps have a negative effect in the long term. This can result in becoming trapped in unhealthy cycles where you may also be experiencing unpleasant emotions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help to unravel the complex human thoughts and emotions that sometimes contribute to being less than at our best, and find new ways of thinking and being to move forward.
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Photo of Sue Morris, Counsellor in Malton, England
Sue Morris
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
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Photo of Claire Eve Morrish, Psychologist in Malton, England
Claire Eve Morrish
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Waitlist for new clients
You may be seeking help for a number of reasons: You may be feeling unhappy or angry without understanding why; you may be feeling anxious or depressed; you may be experiencing mood swings which are difficult to manage; you may be experiencing hallucinations. Whatever your problem, you are in distress and looking for help in restoring your sense of well-being. As a Clinical Psychologist, trained in a variety of different therapeutic modalities, I will explore with you the reasons for your distress, and agree a programme of treatment adapted to your particular needs.
You may be seeking help for a number of reasons: You may be feeling unhappy or angry without understanding why; you may be feeling anxious or depressed; you may be experiencing mood swings which are difficult to manage; you may be experiencing hallucinations. Whatever your problem, you are in distress and looking for help in restoring your sense of well-being. As a Clinical Psychologist, trained in a variety of different therapeutic modalities, I will explore with you the reasons for your distress, and agree a programme of treatment adapted to your particular needs.
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Photo of Chris Major, Counsellor in Malton, England
Chris Major
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Not accepting new clients
Counselling is an opportunity to be heard, to share with a trained person some of the difficulties that you encounter and to be supported to make positive changes to your life. I work in a respectful, empathic, understanding and compassionate way, providing a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. By reflecting on these experiences you can learn new ways of doing things and progress past what you feel is holding you back or causing you difficulty. I currently work from a comfortable and private space that is used solely for client sessions, online via video call or outdoors.
Counselling is an opportunity to be heard, to share with a trained person some of the difficulties that you encounter and to be supported to make positive changes to your life. I work in a respectful, empathic, understanding and compassionate way, providing a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. By reflecting on these experiences you can learn new ways of doing things and progress past what you feel is holding you back or causing you difficulty. I currently work from a comfortable and private space that is used solely for client sessions, online via video call or outdoors.
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Photo of Peter Braham, Counsellor in Malton, England
Peter Braham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
We can't change the past but we can re-examine the influence it has had on us. We can't change other people, but we can grow and change ourselves. Counselling is an opportunity to think about the life we want and to work on making it happen. Sometimes this means identifying and disrupting old patterns that no longer work for us. Sometimes it means becoming more assertive, "emotionally literate", confident or empathic. Sometimes it means being able to tell which people are good for us right now. Sometimes it just means crying out the hurt.
We can't change the past but we can re-examine the influence it has had on us. We can't change other people, but we can grow and change ourselves. Counselling is an opportunity to think about the life we want and to work on making it happen. Sometimes this means identifying and disrupting old patterns that no longer work for us. Sometimes it means becoming more assertive, "emotionally literate", confident or empathic. Sometimes it means being able to tell which people are good for us right now. Sometimes it just means crying out the hurt.
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Photo of Juliet D Bloom, Psychotherapist in Malton, England
Juliet D Bloom
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Maybe the journey isn't about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be all along. Our lives present unique challenges – relationship difficulties, bereavements, life transitions, & chronic symptoms - often creating feelings of frustration, anxiety, & sadness. At such times it is easy to forget that we all need assistance in addressing these challenges, especially as they can often feel overwhelming, or even impossible, to deal with. We all deserve to have support when we are struggling, & often it is specifically this support that allows change to occur.
Maybe the journey isn't about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be all along. Our lives present unique challenges – relationship difficulties, bereavements, life transitions, & chronic symptoms - often creating feelings of frustration, anxiety, & sadness. At such times it is easy to forget that we all need assistance in addressing these challenges, especially as they can often feel overwhelming, or even impossible, to deal with. We all deserve to have support when we are struggling, & often it is specifically this support that allows change to occur.
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Photo of Kay Farquharson, Psychologist in Malton, England
Kay Farquharson
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Malton YO17
Hello and thank you for checking my details. I am an experienced Doctoral Psychologist working regularly in Ryedale and area with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating & body concerns, bereavement, loss and trauma, (including childhood issues). I have additional training, experience and working knowledge in both trauma and all forms of dissociation. Psychological therapy is a highly effective means of dealing with emotional issues and my work is dedicated to offering a professional, confidential service, helping people to deal with problems and gain the insight needed to build healthier more fulfilling lives.
Hello and thank you for checking my details. I am an experienced Doctoral Psychologist working regularly in Ryedale and area with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating & body concerns, bereavement, loss and trauma, (including childhood issues). I have additional training, experience and working knowledge in both trauma and all forms of dissociation. Psychological therapy is a highly effective means of dealing with emotional issues and my work is dedicated to offering a professional, confidential service, helping people to deal with problems and gain the insight needed to build healthier more fulfilling lives.
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Photo of Louise Coughlin, Psychologist in Malton, England
Louise Coughlin
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malton YO17
We may find it helpful to talk problems through with someone close to us, but sometimes friends and family can not help and we need to speak to a professional therapist. I will spend time talking with you to understand your difficulties and to help you identify the roots of your problem and identify what you want to change in your life. In doing so we can find a way to work together to help you to reach your goals. ​I have worked with issues surrounding, anxiety, depression, trauma (including PTSD), low self esteem, stress, emotional management difficulties, phobias, OCD, relationship difficulties, and grief.
We may find it helpful to talk problems through with someone close to us, but sometimes friends and family can not help and we need to speak to a professional therapist. I will spend time talking with you to understand your difficulties and to help you identify the roots of your problem and identify what you want to change in your life. In doing so we can find a way to work together to help you to reach your goals. ​I have worked with issues surrounding, anxiety, depression, trauma (including PTSD), low self esteem, stress, emotional management difficulties, phobias, OCD, relationship difficulties, and grief.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Michael John Gorwood, Counsellor in Malton, England
Michael John Gorwood
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pickering YO18
Hi, my name is Michael and I am a fully trained, registered counsellor (MBACP) (MNCPS). I have many years of experience working with caring roles and addiction. If you are struggling with issues of anxiety, feeling low and unmotivated for life, trapped in addiction or finding a caring role especially difficult, then I am here to help. I offer face to face, telephone or online sessions, which provides a range of options for those with busy lives. First and foremost, I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore any issue which is causing you difficulty in life, which in turn can help you live life with more freedom.
Hi, my name is Michael and I am a fully trained, registered counsellor (MBACP) (MNCPS). I have many years of experience working with caring roles and addiction. If you are struggling with issues of anxiety, feeling low and unmotivated for life, trapped in addiction or finding a caring role especially difficult, then I am here to help. I offer face to face, telephone or online sessions, which provides a range of options for those with busy lives. First and foremost, I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore any issue which is causing you difficulty in life, which in turn can help you live life with more freedom.
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Photo of Sue Rourke, Counsellor in Malton, England
Sue Rourke
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Pickering YO18
If you are reading this, I imagine you are experiencing some difficult issues in your life. It may be life has recently changed, new challenges have appeared, or you may have always felt life was difficult, and you need to explore issues that are causing you pain and making you feel unhappy. It takes great strength to realise that life’s issues are becoming overwhelming, and together, we can explore your situation and help you understand yourself.
If you are reading this, I imagine you are experiencing some difficult issues in your life. It may be life has recently changed, new challenges have appeared, or you may have always felt life was difficult, and you need to explore issues that are causing you pain and making you feel unhappy. It takes great strength to realise that life’s issues are becoming overwhelming, and together, we can explore your situation and help you understand yourself.
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Photo of Geoff Norton, Counsellor in Malton, England
Geoff Norton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO60
I am a UK-qualified (PGdip/MA) integrative humanistic counsellor. I have 3 years experience working mainly with people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and issues around self-esteem. My practice draws on a number of different counselling theories but is primarily person-centred, based on the exploration of thoughts and feelings heard without judgement. I think my clinical training is supported by a rich life-experience. Aside from the UK, I have lived in Spain, the USA, and Colombia. I spent years doing many different jobs before focussing on a career in counselling.
I am a UK-qualified (PGdip/MA) integrative humanistic counsellor. I have 3 years experience working mainly with people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and issues around self-esteem. My practice draws on a number of different counselling theories but is primarily person-centred, based on the exploration of thoughts and feelings heard without judgement. I think my clinical training is supported by a rich life-experience. Aside from the UK, I have lived in Spain, the USA, and Colombia. I spent years doing many different jobs before focussing on a career in counselling.
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Photo of Clare Forsyth, Counsellor in Malton, England
Clare Forsyth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO62
Not accepting new clients
I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I am trained in Transactional Analysis. I will listen to what you tell me, and we will work together to tailor an appropriate approach drawing from a variety of theoretical models to support you as you explore what is happening for you. You are the expert on yourself, and this is key as we develop a relationship.Central to my work is feeling safe, heard and seen, honesty and being valued.Through the time we spend there will be a myriad of feelings and emotions, we may laugh or cry, we may be quiet or simply offload.Most of all you will be accepted just as you are.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I am trained in Transactional Analysis. I will listen to what you tell me, and we will work together to tailor an appropriate approach drawing from a variety of theoretical models to support you as you explore what is happening for you. You are the expert on yourself, and this is key as we develop a relationship.Central to my work is feeling safe, heard and seen, honesty and being valued.Through the time we spend there will be a myriad of feelings and emotions, we may laugh or cry, we may be quiet or simply offload.Most of all you will be accepted just as you are.
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Photo of Helen Moss, Psychotherapist in Malton, England
Helen Moss
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO17
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Helen, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training. I offer a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental space, where I can support you to more deeply understand the situations that have brought you to therapy. I am committed to trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, neurodivergent-aware and queer-affirmative practices.
I'm Helen, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training. I offer a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental space, where I can support you to more deeply understand the situations that have brought you to therapy. I am committed to trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, neurodivergent-aware and queer-affirmative practices.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Malton

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Malton who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
87% Anxiety
87% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Bereavement
80% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% AXA PPP
57% Aviva
57% Bupa

How Counsellors in Malton see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Malton?

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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.