Counselling in Mansfield

Photo of Jay Keep, Psychotherapist in Mansfield, England
Jay Keep
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG19
Welcome! I am a fully qualified, accredited, and experienced Counsellor Psychotherapist & Wellbeing Coach. Life can be very challenging and we can feel sad lonely, anxious, angry or numb. Maybe you are suffering from trauma, a bereavement, relationship issues or are being bullied? These are some of the issues I can help with. I will work collaboratively and confidentially with you to achieve your goals. Therapy is known to improve clarity, self-awareness, self-esteem and coping skills. I offer counselling for single, short term issues or psychotherapy for more deeper rooted issues. Text me to book a complimentary phone chat.
Welcome! I am a fully qualified, accredited, and experienced Counsellor Psychotherapist & Wellbeing Coach. Life can be very challenging and we can feel sad lonely, anxious, angry or numb. Maybe you are suffering from trauma, a bereavement, relationship issues or are being bullied? These are some of the issues I can help with. I will work collaboratively and confidentially with you to achieve your goals. Therapy is known to improve clarity, self-awareness, self-esteem and coping skills. I offer counselling for single, short term issues or psychotherapy for more deeper rooted issues. Text me to book a complimentary phone chat.
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Photo of Laura Jane Johnson, Counsellor in Mansfield, England
Laura Jane Johnson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG21
Life can be really challenging at times, and it can leave us feeling really overwhelmed. All of a sudden, we find ourselves unable to cope with day-to-day things. The world can seem like a scary place when our anxiety gets too much, and we get frustrated with ourselves as we struggle to take back control. We can get depressed when we lose someone or life is not how we had hoped it would be or we find ourselves getting depressed after giving birth to our newborn. The experiences we've had in our life can really affect our self esteem. Together we can find a way forward that works for you.
Life can be really challenging at times, and it can leave us feeling really overwhelmed. All of a sudden, we find ourselves unable to cope with day-to-day things. The world can seem like a scary place when our anxiety gets too much, and we get frustrated with ourselves as we struggle to take back control. We can get depressed when we lose someone or life is not how we had hoped it would be or we find ourselves getting depressed after giving birth to our newborn. The experiences we've had in our life can really affect our self esteem. Together we can find a way forward that works for you.
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Carly Marie Stafford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG18
Hi, my name is Carly, I am a fully qualified integrative humanistic psychotherapist. I know that life is difficult and people are struggling mentally and financially, this is why I will offer therapy at a discounted price. I have experience working with clients from 10 years and older, within my own business (aqua counselling) and various schools around Mansfield, I also hold certificates for depression and substance misuse counselling. My years of experience means that I have worked with a range of clients with different problems, outlooks and personalities.
Hi, my name is Carly, I am a fully qualified integrative humanistic psychotherapist. I know that life is difficult and people are struggling mentally and financially, this is why I will offer therapy at a discounted price. I have experience working with clients from 10 years and older, within my own business (aqua counselling) and various schools around Mansfield, I also hold certificates for depression and substance misuse counselling. My years of experience means that I have worked with a range of clients with different problems, outlooks and personalities.
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Photo of Dr Steven Lilley, Inter-Mind Ltd, Psychologist in Mansfield, England
Dr Steven Lilley, Inter-Mind Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG21
My name is Steve Lilley and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist (ACAT) with over 19 years' experience of working in the mental health field, including the NHS, independent secure mental health services, and private practice (Inter-Mind Psychological Services Ltd). I pride myself on a down-to-Earth approach that is highly confidential, compassionate, and consistent with my professional ethics and values. I use the knowledge and skills I have to try to help clients make sense of their difficulties and to find ways of moving forwards in their lives.
My name is Steve Lilley and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist (ACAT) with over 19 years' experience of working in the mental health field, including the NHS, independent secure mental health services, and private practice (Inter-Mind Psychological Services Ltd). I pride myself on a down-to-Earth approach that is highly confidential, compassionate, and consistent with my professional ethics and values. I use the knowledge and skills I have to try to help clients make sense of their difficulties and to find ways of moving forwards in their lives.
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Lisa Fox
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mansfield NG21
Hi, I’m Lisa, a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. If you are seeking support, experiencing feelings of dissatisfaction in your life or relationships, grappling with the weight of your past or with the challenges of depression or anxiety, I provide a safe and empathic environment to help you explore your concerns. For the previous two years as a counsellor and psychotherapist, my primary focus has been on supporting individuals who have been impacted by sexual abuse or incest. Additionally, I have experience providing therapy to young adults within an educational setting.
Hi, I’m Lisa, a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. If you are seeking support, experiencing feelings of dissatisfaction in your life or relationships, grappling with the weight of your past or with the challenges of depression or anxiety, I provide a safe and empathic environment to help you explore your concerns. For the previous two years as a counsellor and psychotherapist, my primary focus has been on supporting individuals who have been impacted by sexual abuse or incest. Additionally, I have experience providing therapy to young adults within an educational setting.
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Joe Roe
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG18
Get back your mojo with Joe Roe (she/her) The Mental Health Coach. Shifting you from anxiety and stress to calm, confident and happiness. Using a beautiful blend of coaching & NLP, working together to move you forward to achieve your goals with your mental health wealth, goal clarity, self belief, motivation, work, relationships and life style choices, cleaning up memories and phobias. Over 20 years coaching experience and 7 years in own private practice successfully coaching people just like you to live a calm, confident and happy life, full of purpose.
Get back your mojo with Joe Roe (she/her) The Mental Health Coach. Shifting you from anxiety and stress to calm, confident and happiness. Using a beautiful blend of coaching & NLP, working together to move you forward to achieve your goals with your mental health wealth, goal clarity, self belief, motivation, work, relationships and life style choices, cleaning up memories and phobias. Over 20 years coaching experience and 7 years in own private practice successfully coaching people just like you to live a calm, confident and happy life, full of purpose.
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Steven Shears
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG18
I take the fact that you are looking at the possibility of entering therapy as a good sign. You may have struggled with your particular issue for years and found some temporary relief from it but now you are hoping that therapy could help you and have an open mind to possibilities to making some permanent changes and acquiring skills to deal with your difficulties going forwards and improving your relationships. If this sounds like your view of change then I have a wide range of experience with both individuals and couples to accompany you on your journey and have a encouraging and supportive approach.
I take the fact that you are looking at the possibility of entering therapy as a good sign. You may have struggled with your particular issue for years and found some temporary relief from it but now you are hoping that therapy could help you and have an open mind to possibilities to making some permanent changes and acquiring skills to deal with your difficulties going forwards and improving your relationships. If this sounds like your view of change then I have a wide range of experience with both individuals and couples to accompany you on your journey and have a encouraging and supportive approach.
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Photo of Lindsey Kind, Psychotherapist in Mansfield, England
Lindsey Kind
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mansfield NG18
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling depressed or anxious signals that your needs are not being met & I'm widely experienced to support you in discovering them. As well as this, I specialise working with those who have had difficult family, childhood and/or relationship histories including; Challenging/Toxic Family Dynamics, Abuse (inc. Narcissistic) Bullying (child/work/adult), Domestic Violence/Stalking, Assaults & Trauma Life Events. Our history shapes us & can lead to Self-Doubt, People-Pleasing, Attracting Entitled People, Guilt, Poor Boundaries, Poor Self-Esteem, Fear of Relationships, Trauma Responses (PTSD) & feeling Powerless to make a Change.
Feeling depressed or anxious signals that your needs are not being met & I'm widely experienced to support you in discovering them. As well as this, I specialise working with those who have had difficult family, childhood and/or relationship histories including; Challenging/Toxic Family Dynamics, Abuse (inc. Narcissistic) Bullying (child/work/adult), Domestic Violence/Stalking, Assaults & Trauma Life Events. Our history shapes us & can lead to Self-Doubt, People-Pleasing, Attracting Entitled People, Guilt, Poor Boundaries, Poor Self-Esteem, Fear of Relationships, Trauma Responses (PTSD) & feeling Powerless to make a Change.
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Photo of Tracey Crosby, Counsellor in Mansfield, England
Tracey Crosby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG19
Welcome. Trying to find the right therapist can be a minefield. Let me introduce my passions, knowledge and experience. Chaotic lifestyles, poverty, depression, families, unhealthy relationships, drugs, alcohol, anxiety, mental health, self-esteem, confidence, bereavement, domestic abuse, unhelpful thinking patterns, adversity in childhood, trauma and abuse. I love supporting and empowering individuals to pursue my mantra of "just be, whoever you choose to be" within their own world view. In your own time, find your true SELF heading towards a positive, happy and health lifestyle which suits your own unique journey.
Welcome. Trying to find the right therapist can be a minefield. Let me introduce my passions, knowledge and experience. Chaotic lifestyles, poverty, depression, families, unhealthy relationships, drugs, alcohol, anxiety, mental health, self-esteem, confidence, bereavement, domestic abuse, unhelpful thinking patterns, adversity in childhood, trauma and abuse. I love supporting and empowering individuals to pursue my mantra of "just be, whoever you choose to be" within their own world view. In your own time, find your true SELF heading towards a positive, happy and health lifestyle which suits your own unique journey.
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Photo of Serentia, Psychotherapist in Mansfield, England
Serentia
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG21
Waitlist for new clients
If you're anxious or depressed, or feeling stressed because of particular issues in your life then its hard to choose a counsellor that might help you. I never knew whether to pick a therapist that looked as unhinged as I felt, or go for one that seemed to have life sorted! We often feel we have to pretend to seem 'normal' or put a mask on to face to world, but therapy can be the place where you can be yourself (or work out who that could be). I try to offer you space where you are safe to explore what is affecting you, and help you reach a way forward.
If you're anxious or depressed, or feeling stressed because of particular issues in your life then its hard to choose a counsellor that might help you. I never knew whether to pick a therapist that looked as unhinged as I felt, or go for one that seemed to have life sorted! We often feel we have to pretend to seem 'normal' or put a mask on to face to world, but therapy can be the place where you can be yourself (or work out who that could be). I try to offer you space where you are safe to explore what is affecting you, and help you reach a way forward.
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Psychotherapy By Nadya
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mansfield NG18
Hello, my name is Nadya, I'm a fully qualified and BACP Accredited counsellor /psychotherapist with experience of working in organisations like Women's Aid, NHS Staff Counselling, CASY, Employee Assistance Programmes and my private practice. I have helped my clients with anxiety, depression, grief, work related stress, relationship issues and many more. Whatever your issues, we can explore them in a safe space of a counselling room without judgement or prejudice. - I can help, together we can make things clearer, find coping strategies, find a way forward, build confidence and self-esteem.
Hello, my name is Nadya, I'm a fully qualified and BACP Accredited counsellor /psychotherapist with experience of working in organisations like Women's Aid, NHS Staff Counselling, CASY, Employee Assistance Programmes and my private practice. I have helped my clients with anxiety, depression, grief, work related stress, relationship issues and many more. Whatever your issues, we can explore them in a safe space of a counselling room without judgement or prejudice. - I can help, together we can make things clearer, find coping strategies, find a way forward, build confidence and self-esteem.
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Photo of Millicent Cecile Brissett, Psychotherapist in Mansfield, England
Millicent Cecile Brissett
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG21  (Online Only)
My name is Millicent Brissett and I am a BABCP-accredited CBT Therapist. I hold over 10 years of professional experience working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have extensive experience in the mental health field spanning over three decades. I am a highly motivated experienced and empathetic therapist who values maintaining high practice standards. I have developed and maintained therapeutic relationships with clients by empowering them through a contractual approach to treatment. My therapeutic approach is focused on supporting clients and their support network to enrich their emotional recovery.
My name is Millicent Brissett and I am a BABCP-accredited CBT Therapist. I hold over 10 years of professional experience working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have extensive experience in the mental health field spanning over three decades. I am a highly motivated experienced and empathetic therapist who values maintaining high practice standards. I have developed and maintained therapeutic relationships with clients by empowering them through a contractual approach to treatment. My therapeutic approach is focused on supporting clients and their support network to enrich their emotional recovery.
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Stacey Fynn
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG18
Hello and welcome. It is normal to experience stages in life where it seems to make no sense, perhaps events feel overwhelming and life seems impossible to navigate. Alternatively relationships may be problematic or recurrent patterns of behaviour are negatively affecting everyday life. People find their way to therapy for many different reasons and it takes courage to make the decision. Coming from an Integrative approach means that I can draw from a range of therapeutic approaches. This enables me to engage with you in a way that will be most effective and tailored to best suit your individual needs.
Hello and welcome. It is normal to experience stages in life where it seems to make no sense, perhaps events feel overwhelming and life seems impossible to navigate. Alternatively relationships may be problematic or recurrent patterns of behaviour are negatively affecting everyday life. People find their way to therapy for many different reasons and it takes courage to make the decision. Coming from an Integrative approach means that I can draw from a range of therapeutic approaches. This enables me to engage with you in a way that will be most effective and tailored to best suit your individual needs.
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Photo of Dr Carla Rainbow, Psychologist in Mansfield, England
Dr Carla Rainbow
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG18  (Online Only)
I am Dr Carla Rainbow, and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a registered Counselling Psychotherapist (Dip TC, Dip SP&C, FD, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsSReg, MBACP, MSfDBT, EuroPsy). This means I am qualified to the very highest level, and experienced to be able to help you with even the most complex problems that you might be experiencing. On top of my experience (including in the NHS and prison services), and my qualifications, I work really hard at building effective working relationships, because research suggests that can be one of the most effective indicators for good therapeutic outcomes.
I am Dr Carla Rainbow, and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a registered Counselling Psychotherapist (Dip TC, Dip SP&C, FD, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsSReg, MBACP, MSfDBT, EuroPsy). This means I am qualified to the very highest level, and experienced to be able to help you with even the most complex problems that you might be experiencing. On top of my experience (including in the NHS and prison services), and my qualifications, I work really hard at building effective working relationships, because research suggests that can be one of the most effective indicators for good therapeutic outcomes.
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Danny Morley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG21
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory and Person-Centred Approach. I believe in evidence-based support and working holistically to allow you to overcome any issues or concerns you may have. I believe everyone deserves a safe, non-judgemental space to process thoughts, emotions and behaviours to allow you to work towards become the best version of yourself. I have a range of experience working with many different issues, however I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory and Person-Centred Approach. I believe in evidence-based support and working holistically to allow you to overcome any issues or concerns you may have. I believe everyone deserves a safe, non-judgemental space to process thoughts, emotions and behaviours to allow you to work towards become the best version of yourself. I have a range of experience working with many different issues, however I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
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Photo of Emma Barnes, Psychotherapist in Mansfield, England
Emma Barnes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG21
Hello I am Emma. I am a humanistic & integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and I work with adults, children, and young people. You may be experiencing relationship or family difficulties, loss, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, or loneliness. Work issues such as bullying, stress or pressures to perform may feel overwhelming. Or you may simply feel disconnected in a way that is hard to describe. Whatever your reason for seeing a counsellor I aim to provide you with a non-judgemental, open, honest, empathetic, and supportive space to fully explore your situation and to help you to understand your thoughts and feelings.
Hello I am Emma. I am a humanistic & integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and I work with adults, children, and young people. You may be experiencing relationship or family difficulties, loss, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, or loneliness. Work issues such as bullying, stress or pressures to perform may feel overwhelming. Or you may simply feel disconnected in a way that is hard to describe. Whatever your reason for seeing a counsellor I aim to provide you with a non-judgemental, open, honest, empathetic, and supportive space to fully explore your situation and to help you to understand your thoughts and feelings.
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Photo of Ben Roper Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Mansfield, England
Ben Roper Psychotherapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG21  (Online Only)
I practice Integrative counselling and psychotherapy, meaning I do not stay with one particular modality- instead, choosing a range of different theories and perspectives, to help bring you the most tailored therapy that I can. That being said, I also believe the therapeutic relationship we'll hopefully build, is one of the most beneficial aids for therapy.
I practice Integrative counselling and psychotherapy, meaning I do not stay with one particular modality- instead, choosing a range of different theories and perspectives, to help bring you the most tailored therapy that I can. That being said, I also believe the therapeutic relationship we'll hopefully build, is one of the most beneficial aids for therapy.
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Photo of Dominica Hamilton-Leathart, Counsellor in Mansfield, England
Dominica Hamilton-Leathart
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG18  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Most of us experience painful emotional states and life events. Maybe you have lost the meaning of your life, are suffering from a recent loss, are riddled with self-hatred, or are struggling with a persistent low mood. We are all affected at one time or another by adversity. Amidst all the noise of the everyday, we rarely have a warm, safe space to sort through our thoughts, feelings and behaviours without the threat of judgement or critical evaluation from others or even ourselves descending upon us. We may extend compassion and empathy to others but rarely treat ourselves with kindness and gentle consideration.
Most of us experience painful emotional states and life events. Maybe you have lost the meaning of your life, are suffering from a recent loss, are riddled with self-hatred, or are struggling with a persistent low mood. We are all affected at one time or another by adversity. Amidst all the noise of the everyday, we rarely have a warm, safe space to sort through our thoughts, feelings and behaviours without the threat of judgement or critical evaluation from others or even ourselves descending upon us. We may extend compassion and empathy to others but rarely treat ourselves with kindness and gentle consideration.
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Photo of Cheryl Robinson, Counsellor in Mansfield, England
Cheryl Robinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG21
As an experienced counsellor for both individuals and couples, I offer comprehensive support and understanding. You will experience me as a warm, approachable person and I provide a welcoming space to help individuals and couples navigate lifes challenges, fostering resilience and a path forward together. Also currently offering low cost supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors as I gain my hours toward my Supervision qualification
As an experienced counsellor for both individuals and couples, I offer comprehensive support and understanding. You will experience me as a warm, approachable person and I provide a welcoming space to help individuals and couples navigate lifes challenges, fostering resilience and a path forward together. Also currently offering low cost supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors as I gain my hours toward my Supervision qualification
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Photo of Christopher Morris, Psychotherapist in Mansfield, England
Christopher Morris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG21
Hello, I'm Christopher, a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with, Adults, Children & Young People and Couples in Mansfield and Nottinghamshire. As a Humanistic Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I believe that everyone has the capacity to achieve their fullest potential. Anyone who is struggling with a personal concern can seek counselling. No issue is too big or too small to ask for support. I believe therapy should be accessible to everyone, when they need it. Therefore, I work with clients of all ages, from 4 years old and upwards. I also offer discounted rates in certain circumstances.
Hello, I'm Christopher, a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with, Adults, Children & Young People and Couples in Mansfield and Nottinghamshire. As a Humanistic Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I believe that everyone has the capacity to achieve their fullest potential. Anyone who is struggling with a personal concern can seek counselling. No issue is too big or too small to ask for support. I believe therapy should be accessible to everyone, when they need it. Therefore, I work with clients of all ages, from 4 years old and upwards. I also offer discounted rates in certain circumstances.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mansfield

40+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Mansfield who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
87% Anxiety
79% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% AXA PPP
56% Aviva
56% Bupa

How Counsellors in Mansfield see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mansfield?

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.