Counselling in Central Retail District, Manchester

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Kwesi Amesu
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
In the maze of life's unexpected challenges, I commend your courage in seeking support. I often liken our struggles to a bag of jigsaw puzzle pieces; in counseling, we empty these pieces onto the table and begin turning them right side up. Together, we navigate this intricate puzzle, allowing you to choose which piece to tackle first. It would be my privilege to accompany you on this journey of self-discovery, offering guidance and support as you unravel the mysteries of your life's puzzle.
In the maze of life's unexpected challenges, I commend your courage in seeking support. I often liken our struggles to a bag of jigsaw puzzle pieces; in counseling, we empty these pieces onto the table and begin turning them right side up. Together, we navigate this intricate puzzle, allowing you to choose which piece to tackle first. It would be my privilege to accompany you on this journey of self-discovery, offering guidance and support as you unravel the mysteries of your life's puzzle.
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Katherine Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling anxious, lost, depressed, lonely or stuck? Is life overwhelming you? Do you feel like there are things in your past you need to talk about? Trauma, depression and anxiety can feel physically as well as emotionally overwhelming, and it can be hard to take the time to really focus on ourselves and listen to what we need. I work in a non judgemental way, and value inclusively.
Are you feeling anxious, lost, depressed, lonely or stuck? Is life overwhelming you? Do you feel like there are things in your past you need to talk about? Trauma, depression and anxiety can feel physically as well as emotionally overwhelming, and it can be hard to take the time to really focus on ourselves and listen to what we need. I work in a non judgemental way, and value inclusively.
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T4T Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
If you're reading this, you're probably struggling with something and don't feel like you can talk to anyone about it. I've been there, it's rough. But in reading this listing, you’ve just taken the first step towards seeing if this is for you - that’s a big thing in and of itself. Now that you’ve done it and you’re here, why not take the plunge and get in touch with me? Hi - I'm Abel, and I provide life-affirming therapy in Manchester and online! Everyone is heartily welcome in my therapy room (you included), and I have experience working with a wide variety of people and struggles, but I specialise in working with people who are:
If you're reading this, you're probably struggling with something and don't feel like you can talk to anyone about it. I've been there, it's rough. But in reading this listing, you’ve just taken the first step towards seeing if this is for you - that’s a big thing in and of itself. Now that you’ve done it and you’re here, why not take the plunge and get in touch with me? Hi - I'm Abel, and I provide life-affirming therapy in Manchester and online! Everyone is heartily welcome in my therapy room (you included), and I have experience working with a wide variety of people and struggles, but I specialise in working with people who are:
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Craig Budzik
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
Counselling and Psychotherapy can be a powerful way to heal through talking. My approach is integrative and brings together different approaches, styles and ideologies. Not just from the Counselling and Psychotherapeutic sphere, but also from the spiritual sphere. I believe that human wellness is multidimensional. No singular event, element or experience of living can truly cause wellness or suffering. It’s a complex interplay between various factors which make up our experience of life.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can be a powerful way to heal through talking. My approach is integrative and brings together different approaches, styles and ideologies. Not just from the Counselling and Psychotherapeutic sphere, but also from the spiritual sphere. I believe that human wellness is multidimensional. No singular event, element or experience of living can truly cause wellness or suffering. It’s a complex interplay between various factors which make up our experience of life.
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Roger Jayamanne
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Suffering with our mental health is very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'am I ever going to find a way out?' I offer you face-to-face sessions in a nurturing, non-judgemental environment . I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Therapy, ACT, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning
Suffering with our mental health is very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'am I ever going to find a way out?' I offer you face-to-face sessions in a nurturing, non-judgemental environment . I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Therapy, ACT, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning
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Michelle Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre. I work face to face and online with both short-term and long-term therapy. My initial core training and qualification is a BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice, from University of Salford. I then went on to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at University of Salford. Drawn to the evidence based 'third wave CBT' psychological therapies, I went on to study Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in more depth.
I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre. I work face to face and online with both short-term and long-term therapy. My initial core training and qualification is a BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice, from University of Salford. I then went on to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at University of Salford. Drawn to the evidence based 'third wave CBT' psychological therapies, I went on to study Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in more depth.
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David Peak
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
Life is difficult. Every day you face a thousand intangible threats to your mental well-being and self-esteem. Your brain reacts, creating a collection of sensations which we call anxiety. Sometimes you feel hopeless-there's no way out of trouble and you feel yourself becoming more withdrawn, isolated and depressed. Or, perhaps living with the person you love is impossible. Talking things over with family or friends can help. But you may have reasons why that's not appropriate or you need specific specialist help. Then is the time to speak with an impartial, trained, professional, in confidence.
Life is difficult. Every day you face a thousand intangible threats to your mental well-being and self-esteem. Your brain reacts, creating a collection of sensations which we call anxiety. Sometimes you feel hopeless-there's no way out of trouble and you feel yourself becoming more withdrawn, isolated and depressed. Or, perhaps living with the person you love is impossible. Talking things over with family or friends can help. But you may have reasons why that's not appropriate or you need specific specialist help. Then is the time to speak with an impartial, trained, professional, in confidence.
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Lucy Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
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Urszula T Wozniak
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Do you get overwhelmed or stuck with your situation, thoughts & feelings? Causing demotivation, unhappiness as well as being emotionally drained due to repeated negative thinking, undesirable feelings, opinions and/or patterns of behaviour affecting your sense of worth or value. I understand with a head full of chaotic thoughts, over thinking or worrying can increase your anxiety, low mood and affect your wellbeing causing obstacles, emotional difficulties & being unable to move on to a better place. Never mind how do you get there, where do you start?
Do you get overwhelmed or stuck with your situation, thoughts & feelings? Causing demotivation, unhappiness as well as being emotionally drained due to repeated negative thinking, undesirable feelings, opinions and/or patterns of behaviour affecting your sense of worth or value. I understand with a head full of chaotic thoughts, over thinking or worrying can increase your anxiety, low mood and affect your wellbeing causing obstacles, emotional difficulties & being unable to move on to a better place. Never mind how do you get there, where do you start?
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Rob Radcliffe
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
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Calming Minds Soothing Souls Therapies MBACP
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
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Sue Antrobus
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Hello! I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma or abuse from their past and the impact it is having on their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma. I believe the key to healing is in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul remembers what has happened to you. This involves bringing to consciousness your patterns and supporting you to heal, change and grow.
Hello! I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma or abuse from their past and the impact it is having on their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma. I believe the key to healing is in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul remembers what has happened to you. This involves bringing to consciousness your patterns and supporting you to heal, change and grow.
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Susan Claire Carr
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a counsellor, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive. I have experience of working in the NHS, dealing with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss and bereavement, low self-confidence and self-esteem, relationship and family issues. I also have an understanding of adoption issues from my work for a charitable organisation.
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a counsellor, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive. I have experience of working in the NHS, dealing with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss and bereavement, low self-confidence and self-esteem, relationship and family issues. I also have an understanding of adoption issues from my work for a charitable organisation.
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Ben Dawson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at Project Trauma. I set up Project Trauma to provide the kind of personalised, compassionate psychological support that people need following events in their life which they have struggled to cope with. Psychological distress can affect anyone and everyone will have a different reaction to traumatic events in their life. We all have different tolerance and ways of coping, but at some stage in our life we will all need help from somewhere.
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at Project Trauma. I set up Project Trauma to provide the kind of personalised, compassionate psychological support that people need following events in their life which they have struggled to cope with. Psychological distress can affect anyone and everyone will have a different reaction to traumatic events in their life. We all have different tolerance and ways of coping, but at some stage in our life we will all need help from somewhere.
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Dr Lorna Robinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
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Joseph Sheridan-Ruddy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
Are you an LGBTQ+ person and looking to gain some clarity in life? Are you struggling with your romantic relationships or trying to make sense of your past? You might find that you feel isolated, alone and are missing out on connections with loved ones. These difficult feelings can cloud the parts of your life which should bring you joy; this unhappiness can lead to further disconnect with those around us.
Are you an LGBTQ+ person and looking to gain some clarity in life? Are you struggling with your romantic relationships or trying to make sense of your past? You might find that you feel isolated, alone and are missing out on connections with loved ones. These difficult feelings can cloud the parts of your life which should bring you joy; this unhappiness can lead to further disconnect with those around us.
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The Meraki Way | Laura
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
As a Creative Arts Psychotherapist & Somatic Breathworker, I offer a safe supportive confidential trauma-informed space to move beyond the limitations of the mind & relying on words. Whether you feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, lost, low, stuck or creatively blocked, talking things through may help, but to truly change what is showing up and holding you back from how you want to feel and who you know you can be, we need to work in a creative embodied way beyond words. With our human experience of exposure to stress and trauma living in the body, our subconscious thoughts are fed from a place of fear, activation, and survival.
As a Creative Arts Psychotherapist & Somatic Breathworker, I offer a safe supportive confidential trauma-informed space to move beyond the limitations of the mind & relying on words. Whether you feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, lost, low, stuck or creatively blocked, talking things through may help, but to truly change what is showing up and holding you back from how you want to feel and who you know you can be, we need to work in a creative embodied way beyond words. With our human experience of exposure to stress and trauma living in the body, our subconscious thoughts are fed from a place of fear, activation, and survival.
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You Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M3  (Online Only)
Our mental health and wellbeing are paramount to us. It saddens me to sometimes to see what little care we take of it. We see our GP’s as soon as we have a physical ailment. However, tend to ignore how we feel emotionally, forgetting our emotional wellbeing is part of our whole-making. It has been my life long passion to encourage people to put themselves first and follow their dreams. I am a great believer in the power of our mind and what we can achieve if we dare to. We all experience some form of distress in our lives. We feel sad, angry, lonely, depressed, anxious, stressed, grief or even feeling that we cant always explain.
Our mental health and wellbeing are paramount to us. It saddens me to sometimes to see what little care we take of it. We see our GP’s as soon as we have a physical ailment. However, tend to ignore how we feel emotionally, forgetting our emotional wellbeing is part of our whole-making. It has been my life long passion to encourage people to put themselves first and follow their dreams. I am a great believer in the power of our mind and what we can achieve if we dare to. We all experience some form of distress in our lives. We feel sad, angry, lonely, depressed, anxious, stressed, grief or even feeling that we cant always explain.
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Corinna Hornsby-Walsh
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for a counsellor on a site like this can be quite daunting – I fully understand that. Clients have often told me that, whilst reaching out for help was difficult, they’re really glad they did it. Maybe you’re feeling a low at the moment, like you’ve lost your way. Perhaps you’re feeling anxious, or you'd like to be kinder to yourself but you don’t know how. Whatever challenges you're facing, I'm ready to support you through them. Sometimes we all need a safe space where we can heal our wounds, speak openly about what’s going on for us and be supported through difficult times, without worrying that we’ll be judged or shamed.
Looking for a counsellor on a site like this can be quite daunting – I fully understand that. Clients have often told me that, whilst reaching out for help was difficult, they’re really glad they did it. Maybe you’re feeling a low at the moment, like you’ve lost your way. Perhaps you’re feeling anxious, or you'd like to be kinder to yourself but you don’t know how. Whatever challenges you're facing, I'm ready to support you through them. Sometimes we all need a safe space where we can heal our wounds, speak openly about what’s going on for us and be supported through difficult times, without worrying that we’ll be judged or shamed.
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Emily Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Many of us begin therapy when we realise we need to change something, heal from something or understand ourselves better. There could be something you know is hurting, you might feel burnt out, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life. Therapy can help you reach a clearer understanding of yourself and gives you a safer space to discover and develop more satisfying ways of living. In therapy we can explore, together, where you’ve been, where you are right now, and where you hope to get to. Therapy can help you get back in touch with yourself, find your voice and make sense of challenging emotions
Many of us begin therapy when we realise we need to change something, heal from something or understand ourselves better. There could be something you know is hurting, you might feel burnt out, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life. Therapy can help you reach a clearer understanding of yourself and gives you a safer space to discover and develop more satisfying ways of living. In therapy we can explore, together, where you’ve been, where you are right now, and where you hope to get to. Therapy can help you get back in touch with yourself, find your voice and make sense of challenging emotions
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Central Retail District, Manchester

60+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Central Retail District, Manchester who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Stress
76% Bereavement
75% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Aviva
42% AXA PPP
42% WPA

How Counsellors in Central Retail District, Manchester see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
33% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Central Retail District, Manchester?

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.