Counselling in Matlock

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Yvonne Caroline Ainsworth
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matlock DE4  (Online Only)
When overwhelmed by life’s difficulties, struggling with loss or suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression, people often have no one to turn to. Even with friends or family who love them, they don’t feel able to talk openly, due to guilt or embarrassment, or particularly in the case of bereavement, through not wanting to burden others. Often desperate to be ‘heard’ and supported, my clients come to me for counselling and find release as I allow them to offload from a place of pain, helping them find ways to cope with life again. It’s a ‘safe place’ – they can be ‘real’ without any fear of judgement.
When overwhelmed by life’s difficulties, struggling with loss or suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression, people often have no one to turn to. Even with friends or family who love them, they don’t feel able to talk openly, due to guilt or embarrassment, or particularly in the case of bereavement, through not wanting to burden others. Often desperate to be ‘heard’ and supported, my clients come to me for counselling and find release as I allow them to offload from a place of pain, helping them find ways to cope with life again. It’s a ‘safe place’ – they can be ‘real’ without any fear of judgement.
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Dr Melita Ash, Percuro Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matlock DE4
Is your child or teen finding things hard at the moment and you want to help, but struggling to know how? Are they are feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Maybe your child has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and they and you are wondering what this means and need some support? Do you want your child or teen to feel calmer, happier and skilled at managing their emotions, and to feel empowered as a parent, secure in your knowledge of how best to help? Dr Ash is a specialist in working with children/teens with anxiety and trauma related difficulties, as well as providing support post ASD diagnosis.
Is your child or teen finding things hard at the moment and you want to help, but struggling to know how? Are they are feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Maybe your child has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and they and you are wondering what this means and need some support? Do you want your child or teen to feel calmer, happier and skilled at managing their emotions, and to feel empowered as a parent, secure in your knowledge of how best to help? Dr Ash is a specialist in working with children/teens with anxiety and trauma related difficulties, as well as providing support post ASD diagnosis.
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Photo of Alex Blood - Derbyshire Music Therapy, MA, HCPC-Music Therap., Psychotherapist
Derbyshire Music Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Music Therap.
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
Hi, I'm Alex. I am a Pyschodynamic Music Therapist working across Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Derby. Music Therapy is a regulated psychological clinical intervention, which is delivered by masters level trained, HCPC registered Music Therapists. It can help people whose lives have been affected by illness, injury, mental health or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs. It is especially appropriate for people who have difficulty articulating feelings or experiences verbally, either due to speech and language problems or simply because words are hard to find.
Hi, I'm Alex. I am a Pyschodynamic Music Therapist working across Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Derby. Music Therapy is a regulated psychological clinical intervention, which is delivered by masters level trained, HCPC registered Music Therapists. It can help people whose lives have been affected by illness, injury, mental health or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs. It is especially appropriate for people who have difficulty articulating feelings or experiences verbally, either due to speech and language problems or simply because words are hard to find.
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Calm Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matlock DE4
Hello, my name is Jo, and I would like to welcome you to Calm Space Counselling. I am passionate about helping people feel the best they possibly can, both about and within themselves. As soulful human beings, our past, present and future relationships, with others and with ourselves, are impacted by people, places, objects and events. Sometimes these are beautiful and inspiring, but often they can be difficult and traumatic. You may feel as if your life is on a loop, repeating old habits and behaviours in different situations. With care and empathy, I will support you as we explore these feelings and behaviours together.
Hello, my name is Jo, and I would like to welcome you to Calm Space Counselling. I am passionate about helping people feel the best they possibly can, both about and within themselves. As soulful human beings, our past, present and future relationships, with others and with ourselves, are impacted by people, places, objects and events. Sometimes these are beautiful and inspiring, but often they can be difficult and traumatic. You may feel as if your life is on a loop, repeating old habits and behaviours in different situations. With care and empathy, I will support you as we explore these feelings and behaviours together.
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Photo of Deborah Elizabeth Short, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Deborah Elizabeth Short
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matlock DE4
I believe that people are endlessly creative... Despite damaging childhoods, difficult life experiences, the most painful losses and challenges we face living in an increasingly complex world, we are all capable of turning our lives around for the better. With courage and the right kind of help, our natural inborn capacity for growth is brought to light. The process of making life better is just as worthwhile as the outcome. Somehow the whole process of confronting and solving the apparently insurmountable problems that bring us to therapy can also bring renewed meaning and poignancy into our lives.
I believe that people are endlessly creative... Despite damaging childhoods, difficult life experiences, the most painful losses and challenges we face living in an increasingly complex world, we are all capable of turning our lives around for the better. With courage and the right kind of help, our natural inborn capacity for growth is brought to light. The process of making life better is just as worthwhile as the outcome. Somehow the whole process of confronting and solving the apparently insurmountable problems that bring us to therapy can also bring renewed meaning and poignancy into our lives.
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Photo of Trish Buckner, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Trish Buckner
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
Often we overlook how much our lives are forever changing, maybe seeing ourselves as caterpillars that turn into butterflies once you become an adult. Whilst this may be how it feels for some, others may experience feeling more like a tree. They start life as a sapling being shaped by their nature and surroundings similar to humans, but as the seasons change and as they mature the changes happen frequently, bad weather can result in differences year on year, and each season brings differences too. Now thinking about your life, have you experienced something similar such as leaving school, life feeling simple with clear goals.
Often we overlook how much our lives are forever changing, maybe seeing ourselves as caterpillars that turn into butterflies once you become an adult. Whilst this may be how it feels for some, others may experience feeling more like a tree. They start life as a sapling being shaped by their nature and surroundings similar to humans, but as the seasons change and as they mature the changes happen frequently, bad weather can result in differences year on year, and each season brings differences too. Now thinking about your life, have you experienced something similar such as leaving school, life feeling simple with clear goals.
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Photo of Alexandra Leedham - Autism Unpicked: Assessment (child and adult 7-25), HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Autism Unpicked: Assessment (child and adult 7-25)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
Autism Unpicked primarily offer neuroaffirmative private Autism assessment for children and young adults aged 7-25 in Sheffield, South Yorks (e.g. Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley), Derbyshire and Notts. Assessments will be online/by phone and in person for the direct element of the assessment (more details on our website - www.autismunpicked.co.uk). We are a team of specialist qualified clinicians (Clinical Psychologists and Specialist Speech and Language Therapists) trained and experienced in assessing people for Autism.
Autism Unpicked primarily offer neuroaffirmative private Autism assessment for children and young adults aged 7-25 in Sheffield, South Yorks (e.g. Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley), Derbyshire and Notts. Assessments will be online/by phone and in person for the direct element of the assessment (more details on our website - www.autismunpicked.co.uk). We are a team of specialist qualified clinicians (Clinical Psychologists and Specialist Speech and Language Therapists) trained and experienced in assessing people for Autism.
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Carrie Meadows
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
As a counsellor, I help those struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues, grief, loss, burnout or low self-esteem. I am here to support you in finding a way through, aiming to create greater balance and harmony. I am a registered BACP counsellor with 20 years experience working 1:1 with people in mental health both as a parent coach and in education teaching yoga, mindfulness and emotional & social learning. Training in embodiment and trauma healing modalities has given me insight and a strong belief in the importance of integrating this alongside my person-centred counselling to work with the mind-body connection.
As a counsellor, I help those struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues, grief, loss, burnout or low self-esteem. I am here to support you in finding a way through, aiming to create greater balance and harmony. I am a registered BACP counsellor with 20 years experience working 1:1 with people in mental health both as a parent coach and in education teaching yoga, mindfulness and emotional & social learning. Training in embodiment and trauma healing modalities has given me insight and a strong belief in the importance of integrating this alongside my person-centred counselling to work with the mind-body connection.
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Photo of Hayley Janette Day - Day Psychology , HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Day Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
Hello I’m Hayley, Clinical Psychologist based in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire with over 16 years of experience working in the NHS, independent health settings and the voluntary sector. Seeking help and beginning therapy can be a big step and can feel daunting. My goal is to offer you a supportive and understanding environment where you can freely explore and address your psychological concerns. I value the therapeutic relationship as being the key to therapeutic change and enjoy working collaboratively.
Hello I’m Hayley, Clinical Psychologist based in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire with over 16 years of experience working in the NHS, independent health settings and the voluntary sector. Seeking help and beginning therapy can be a big step and can feel daunting. My goal is to offer you a supportive and understanding environment where you can freely explore and address your psychological concerns. I value the therapeutic relationship as being the key to therapeutic change and enjoy working collaboratively.
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Fiona Wilkinson, PsyD
Psychotherapist, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
Are you afraid of going out? Do you worry about having a panic attack? Do people make you feel nervous? Do you drink too much in social situations? Do you get upset with people or do they get upset with you? Do you worry about job interviews or exams? Do you have problems maintaining relationships with friends, family or colleagues? Are you sometimes envious of other people’s abilities? For most people a short course of regular sessions will help you take back control of your life and allow you to manage challenges and difficulties in a resourceful way.
Are you afraid of going out? Do you worry about having a panic attack? Do people make you feel nervous? Do you drink too much in social situations? Do you get upset with people or do they get upset with you? Do you worry about job interviews or exams? Do you have problems maintaining relationships with friends, family or colleagues? Are you sometimes envious of other people’s abilities? For most people a short course of regular sessions will help you take back control of your life and allow you to manage challenges and difficulties in a resourceful way.
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Paul Gould
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matlock DE4
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
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Photo of Abigail Graves, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Abigail Graves
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
I work with individuals who are experiencing a sense of being stuck in their life. They may be facing painful emotions, negative thought patterns, or behaviours that are causing difficulties in their lives. They may want to make sense of their difficulties by exploring them in the context of their whole life, thinking back to their early experiences, and how that has shaped the person they have become. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, relational difficulties, spiritual and religious trauma and more.
I work with individuals who are experiencing a sense of being stuck in their life. They may be facing painful emotions, negative thought patterns, or behaviours that are causing difficulties in their lives. They may want to make sense of their difficulties by exploring them in the context of their whole life, thinking back to their early experiences, and how that has shaped the person they have become. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, relational difficulties, spiritual and religious trauma and more.
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Rich Goodson
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
Sometimes we need to talk. Or unload. Or work out what needs to change. Sometimes we need to do this with someone who's NOT family or a friend or colleague - someone who can listen deeply and confidentially, with fresh ears - with no bias or judgement. Someone who's steady, accepting and unshockable. What does counselling with me look like? Well, there's no one-size-fits-all. I will tailor it to your needs, session by session. You may have clear objectives, or none at all. It's all ok. We can work it out. I'll certainly want to get to know YOU as a human being, not just the 'issue' you're bringing.
Sometimes we need to talk. Or unload. Or work out what needs to change. Sometimes we need to do this with someone who's NOT family or a friend or colleague - someone who can listen deeply and confidentially, with fresh ears - with no bias or judgement. Someone who's steady, accepting and unshockable. What does counselling with me look like? Well, there's no one-size-fits-all. I will tailor it to your needs, session by session. You may have clear objectives, or none at all. It's all ok. We can work it out. I'll certainly want to get to know YOU as a human being, not just the 'issue' you're bringing.
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Therapy & Lifestyle Clinic (TLC)
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
TLC is a clinic of experienced and highly qualified professionals working towards helping you better yourself. We work with individuals, couples and groups to offer a confidential service where clients can discuss sensitive issues with no judgement. Sian’s (the founder) career has been namely in mental health and sexual health, two areas which she is hugely passionate about. At TLC we work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, bullying, low self-esteem, relationships and offer Autism assessments, to name a few. All our professionals are registered with COSRT, BABCP, BACP, HCPC or BPS.
TLC is a clinic of experienced and highly qualified professionals working towards helping you better yourself. We work with individuals, couples and groups to offer a confidential service where clients can discuss sensitive issues with no judgement. Sian’s (the founder) career has been namely in mental health and sexual health, two areas which she is hugely passionate about. At TLC we work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, bullying, low self-esteem, relationships and offer Autism assessments, to name a few. All our professionals are registered with COSRT, BABCP, BACP, HCPC or BPS.
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Photo of Kirsty Turner, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Kirsty Turner
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4  (Online Only)
At times, we can feel overwhelmed by the events and demands facing us. Life can feel daunting, and we can lose trust in ourselves to find a way forward. We can neglect ourselves and ignore areas of our lives that are painful. We may notice beliefs and habits we are stuck with that are holding us back from living life fully. Psychotherapy can help unravel the patterns we are caught in. Learning to pay attention to ourselves in a supportive space can help us to shift our perspective and find new directions. We can develop a compassionate relationship with ourselves that will help generate new energy to overcome our obstacles.
At times, we can feel overwhelmed by the events and demands facing us. Life can feel daunting, and we can lose trust in ourselves to find a way forward. We can neglect ourselves and ignore areas of our lives that are painful. We may notice beliefs and habits we are stuck with that are holding us back from living life fully. Psychotherapy can help unravel the patterns we are caught in. Learning to pay attention to ourselves in a supportive space can help us to shift our perspective and find new directions. We can develop a compassionate relationship with ourselves that will help generate new energy to overcome our obstacles.
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Photo of Debra Newton, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Debra Newton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
Hello my name is Debra. Would you like a quiet and relaxed space where you can begin to explore whatever is on your mind. I am committed to providing confidentiality and empathy in a non-judgmental and safe environment to help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and feel empowered in your chosen way forward. Counselling can help with many problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, disability, life stages, changes and adjustments and help with self-esteem and confidence feelings and other personal issues. I qualified as a Counsellor in 2003 and work in a person centred way.
Hello my name is Debra. Would you like a quiet and relaxed space where you can begin to explore whatever is on your mind. I am committed to providing confidentiality and empathy in a non-judgmental and safe environment to help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and feel empowered in your chosen way forward. Counselling can help with many problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, disability, life stages, changes and adjustments and help with self-esteem and confidence feelings and other personal issues. I qualified as a Counsellor in 2003 and work in a person centred way.
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Myszka Fox
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
Therapy is individual, not off the peg… When we feel that those around us do not understand us, or do not accept us, it can feel like a lonely, uphill struggle. I have a long-held interest in what makes us all tick, and the strategies that we can access to better manage the ups and downs in our lives. It has become evident to me, through many life changes, that we work much better together than we do alone.
Therapy is individual, not off the peg… When we feel that those around us do not understand us, or do not accept us, it can feel like a lonely, uphill struggle. I have a long-held interest in what makes us all tick, and the strategies that we can access to better manage the ups and downs in our lives. It has become evident to me, through many life changes, that we work much better together than we do alone.
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Amanda E Smith
Psychotherapist, MBBS, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
A fulfilling sex life is an important part of healthy human life & relationships. However many have difficulties at some time in life. Examples of contributing factors include relationship problems, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, illness, disability & medication. I aim to put clients at ease and work at my clients' pace so they don't feel rushed or pressured. You can contact me by email, phone or text. I offer a free 10 min phone chat for anyone considering an appointment, to discuss what you'd like to get out of sessions & help you to decide if I'm the right therapist for you. Sessions are typically weekly/fortnightly
A fulfilling sex life is an important part of healthy human life & relationships. However many have difficulties at some time in life. Examples of contributing factors include relationship problems, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, illness, disability & medication. I aim to put clients at ease and work at my clients' pace so they don't feel rushed or pressured. You can contact me by email, phone or text. I offer a free 10 min phone chat for anyone considering an appointment, to discuss what you'd like to get out of sessions & help you to decide if I'm the right therapist for you. Sessions are typically weekly/fortnightly
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Dr Adam Hill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matlock DE4  (Online Only)
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
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Chloe Hallatt
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matlock Dale DE4
Hi, I'm Chloe. I live in Derbyshire with my partner and dog, enjoy exploring the countryside and drinking coffee with friends. I have a small practice in Belper (Derbyshire) as well as online. As the client, I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you. Some of my clients I am currently working with, are exploring topics such as: bereavement, anxiety, work-related stress, sexuality, neurodiversity and relationships. I love working with clients to explore power and have noticed lots of clients exploring themes of finding their voice in therapy and establishing boundaries.
Hi, I'm Chloe. I live in Derbyshire with my partner and dog, enjoy exploring the countryside and drinking coffee with friends. I have a small practice in Belper (Derbyshire) as well as online. As the client, I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you. Some of my clients I am currently working with, are exploring topics such as: bereavement, anxiety, work-related stress, sexuality, neurodiversity and relationships. I love working with clients to explore power and have noticed lots of clients exploring themes of finding their voice in therapy and establishing boundaries.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Matlock

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Matlock who prioritize treating:

89% Self Esteem
84% Anxiety
79% Relationship Issues
79% Bereavement
74% Depression
68% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Bupa
75% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Matlock see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Matlock?

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.