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Photo of Lynsey Corner - The Therapy Corner, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
The Therapy Corner
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L36  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
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Jessica Young
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I'm fully qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) therapist, a CBT supervisor and owner at Your Therapy with Jess. I am renowned for my warm and non-judgemental approach and my priority is getting your mental health back on track. I am an experienced NHS psychotherapist with 10 years experience delivering CBT and 7 years delivering EMDR. I offer EMDR for PTSD, and CBT for depression and anxiety disorders for clients over 17 years old (both therapies can be in person or remote). I also offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified CBT therapists.
I'm fully qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) therapist, a CBT supervisor and owner at Your Therapy with Jess. I am renowned for my warm and non-judgemental approach and my priority is getting your mental health back on track. I am an experienced NHS psychotherapist with 10 years experience delivering CBT and 7 years delivering EMDR. I offer EMDR for PTSD, and CBT for depression and anxiety disorders for clients over 17 years old (both therapies can be in person or remote). I also offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified CBT therapists.
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Perspective Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I'm an experienced UKCP accredited, psychotherapist and have been practising for 28years. I have  worked  in a diverse range of settings and I am able to apply my psycho therapeutic skills appropriately and draw on a range of psycho therapeutic models to inform my work. I employ an integrative approach utilising Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy with an earlier background in Person Centred Therapy. I have completed a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and offer clinical supervision. I have particular strengths in occupational stress, anxiety, depression management, eating disorders.
I'm an experienced UKCP accredited, psychotherapist and have been practising for 28years. I have  worked  in a diverse range of settings and I am able to apply my psycho therapeutic skills appropriately and draw on a range of psycho therapeutic models to inform my work. I employ an integrative approach utilising Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy with an earlier background in Person Centred Therapy. I have completed a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and offer clinical supervision. I have particular strengths in occupational stress, anxiety, depression management, eating disorders.
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Pauline Ronan
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been suffering for too long with feeling of anxiety, or re-occurring depression, perhaps a trauma or anger, maybe strong emotions or negative thinking that is stopping you from living life the way that you would like to live? As a therapist and teacher, I use a Human Givens model as it is based on cutting edge science, neurobiology and findings from psychology. The model is designed to allow adults/teenagers/ to step forward in their lives, quickly. The therapy is designed to be brief and will focus on getting you in a more positive way of thinking. Why not drop me a line and we can have a 15 mins, no obligation chat?
Have you been suffering for too long with feeling of anxiety, or re-occurring depression, perhaps a trauma or anger, maybe strong emotions or negative thinking that is stopping you from living life the way that you would like to live? As a therapist and teacher, I use a Human Givens model as it is based on cutting edge science, neurobiology and findings from psychology. The model is designed to allow adults/teenagers/ to step forward in their lives, quickly. The therapy is designed to be brief and will focus on getting you in a more positive way of thinking. Why not drop me a line and we can have a 15 mins, no obligation chat?
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Dr Heather Boland
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
We all dream of the way we want our life to be. Then life happens and sometimes it can feel like we are stuck in a pattern of living that we do not want to be in. Or we live through painful experiences that days, months, or years later continue to influence how we feel, think and act. Or maybe our family life and relationships feel out of balance, we may feel out of control, overwhelmed or disconnected from our loved ones. I am here to listen to your story, your difficulties and your dreams of how you wish your life, relationships, work, and family to be. Therapy can help you feel unstuck, so you can enjoy being who you are.
We all dream of the way we want our life to be. Then life happens and sometimes it can feel like we are stuck in a pattern of living that we do not want to be in. Or we live through painful experiences that days, months, or years later continue to influence how we feel, think and act. Or maybe our family life and relationships feel out of balance, we may feel out of control, overwhelmed or disconnected from our loved ones. I am here to listen to your story, your difficulties and your dreams of how you wish your life, relationships, work, and family to be. Therapy can help you feel unstuck, so you can enjoy being who you are.
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Michelle Robinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
My name is Michelle, and I am a person-centred counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Life can seem unmanageable at times, and you might find yourself reading this because you are dealing with an issue that feels overwhelming. Whatever the reason may be, you are not alone. People seek counselling for different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and relationship issues, to name but a few. Counselling can support you to help yourself in a way that acknowledges feelings and helps you to understand yourself better, aiding you to make positive lasting changes in your life.
My name is Michelle, and I am a person-centred counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Life can seem unmanageable at times, and you might find yourself reading this because you are dealing with an issue that feels overwhelming. Whatever the reason may be, you are not alone. People seek counselling for different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and relationship issues, to name but a few. Counselling can support you to help yourself in a way that acknowledges feelings and helps you to understand yourself better, aiding you to make positive lasting changes in your life.
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Paul Betney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I support clients struggling with family trauma, social anxiety and health issues. You may have found that over time the coping strategies you previously relied on have stopped working and patterns of behaviour from the past are holding you back. You may feel isolated and worn down by these old habits, no longer able to cope in the way you used to as it becomes harder to put a brave face on what is an increasingly challenging situation. Working together, with empathy and without judgement, in a safe, supportive and confidential environment, we can explore your experience and help you to find a better way forward that brings you joy.
I support clients struggling with family trauma, social anxiety and health issues. You may have found that over time the coping strategies you previously relied on have stopped working and patterns of behaviour from the past are holding you back. You may feel isolated and worn down by these old habits, no longer able to cope in the way you used to as it becomes harder to put a brave face on what is an increasingly challenging situation. Working together, with empathy and without judgement, in a safe, supportive and confidential environment, we can explore your experience and help you to find a better way forward that brings you joy.
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Yi-Ping Huang
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Wirral CH60
Life and relationships are adventures that take some navigation and practice… I love doing what I do as it involves a lot of watching things shift and people grow. I am often deeply moved by the courage and innate wisdom of the people that I work with. I have been working with children, adults and families. I’m experienced in delivering therapeutic support in community and educational settings. I work collaboratively and respect each individual’s social graces. I can support with stress management, psychosomatic symptoms, developmental trauma, sexual trauma, shock trauma , PTSD , anxiety, low mood/ depression.
Life and relationships are adventures that take some navigation and practice… I love doing what I do as it involves a lot of watching things shift and people grow. I am often deeply moved by the courage and innate wisdom of the people that I work with. I have been working with children, adults and families. I’m experienced in delivering therapeutic support in community and educational settings. I work collaboratively and respect each individual’s social graces. I can support with stress management, psychosomatic symptoms, developmental trauma, sexual trauma, shock trauma , PTSD , anxiety, low mood/ depression.
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Photo of Julie Smith - Nourish Your Mind Counselling Services , MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Nourish Your Mind Counselling Services
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I’m Julie, a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor; here to offer you a warm safe and in-depth service, designed to select what is best suited for your needs. Together we can work on what is happening for you and create a personalised toolbox to help you move forward to a more fulfilling, meaningful life
I’m Julie, a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor; here to offer you a warm safe and in-depth service, designed to select what is best suited for your needs. Together we can work on what is happening for you and create a personalised toolbox to help you move forward to a more fulfilling, meaningful life
01923 961834 View 01923 961834
Photo of Trevor Taylor - TaylorMade Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
TaylorMade Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Is anxiety ruling your life? Is depression darkening your days? Is low self-esteem dragging you down? Then you have come to the right place! My name is Trevor, and thank you for reading my profile. I believe counselling is a great way of exploring situations in your life which have caused emotional discomfort or traumatic experiences that can sometimes lead to you struggling to find focus with everyday situations and life.
Is anxiety ruling your life? Is depression darkening your days? Is low self-esteem dragging you down? Then you have come to the right place! My name is Trevor, and thank you for reading my profile. I believe counselling is a great way of exploring situations in your life which have caused emotional discomfort or traumatic experiences that can sometimes lead to you struggling to find focus with everyday situations and life.
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Photo of Katie Evans, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Katie Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Liverpool L31  (Online Only)
I am an accredited GSRD therapist specialising in gender and sexuality alongside abusive relationship dynamics and addiction. I am sex positive, and kink, sex worker and poly aware. Since 2015 I have been helping people build up self worth, understand themselves better, and build the types of relationships that they wanted. Being trauma informed means that together we can explore how your past experiences affect your present, and work towards the changes that you want along with embracing your authentic self.
I am an accredited GSRD therapist specialising in gender and sexuality alongside abusive relationship dynamics and addiction. I am sex positive, and kink, sex worker and poly aware. Since 2015 I have been helping people build up self worth, understand themselves better, and build the types of relationships that they wanted. Being trauma informed means that together we can explore how your past experiences affect your present, and work towards the changes that you want along with embracing your authentic self.
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Photo of Stephanie Anne Edwards, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Stephanie Anne Edwards
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH47
I believe each of us have the capacity to grow to reach our true potential. What can influence or inhibit our positive growth? Our life experiences are affected by childhood events, our relationships with parents. siblings, other family members, friendships, work etc, Our soil can be contaminated by others in our lives when we experience childhood trauma, grief, loss, shame and witnessing violence. being in abusive relationships, life and death situations. These experiences influence us as we grow up, our emotions, our beliefs, our thoughts and our behaviours. This can make us feel depressed, anxious, derailed and scared.
I believe each of us have the capacity to grow to reach our true potential. What can influence or inhibit our positive growth? Our life experiences are affected by childhood events, our relationships with parents. siblings, other family members, friendships, work etc, Our soil can be contaminated by others in our lives when we experience childhood trauma, grief, loss, shame and witnessing violence. being in abusive relationships, life and death situations. These experiences influence us as we grow up, our emotions, our beliefs, our thoughts and our behaviours. This can make us feel depressed, anxious, derailed and scared.
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Melissa King
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi welcome to my profile! My name is Melissa and I am a person-centred therapist able to work with individuals aged 16+. I strongly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. No matter how difficult things may seem, I am here to support you through the obstacles that you may be facing. Therapy helped me through my own issues with binge eating, stress, depression, and anxiety. I now enjoy helping others to heal through therapy.
Hi welcome to my profile! My name is Melissa and I am a person-centred therapist able to work with individuals aged 16+. I strongly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. No matter how difficult things may seem, I am here to support you through the obstacles that you may be facing. Therapy helped me through my own issues with binge eating, stress, depression, and anxiety. I now enjoy helping others to heal through therapy.
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Photo of Jennifer Fairclough, COSRT General, Counsellor
Jennifer Fairclough
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L23  (Online Only)
Sometimes we experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel overwhelmed, anxious or disempowered. You may long for connection and intimacy, but find yourself feeling lost, lonely, and stuck in the routine of everyday life. You may worry about sexual function, or feel as though something is wrong with you; perhaps you are embarrassed or unsure where to go for help. Maybe you are lacking sexual experience or confidence and would like to bring more passion and pleasure into your life or to awaken your sexual self. Whatever has bought you here, I would love to help and support you.
Sometimes we experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel overwhelmed, anxious or disempowered. You may long for connection and intimacy, but find yourself feeling lost, lonely, and stuck in the routine of everyday life. You may worry about sexual function, or feel as though something is wrong with you; perhaps you are embarrassed or unsure where to go for help. Maybe you are lacking sexual experience or confidence and would like to bring more passion and pleasure into your life or to awaken your sexual self. Whatever has bought you here, I would love to help and support you.
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With You Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH61  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Janet and a qualified person-centred counsellor. I previously worked in Birmingham as a Mental Health Nurse. I retrained as a Counsellor but bring with me all that experience and, I feel most importantly, understanding and empathy, an open-minded, non-judgemental attitude and an honest, genuine way of being with others. With You Counselling practice aims to remain human in each and every contact. As a person-centred Counsellor, I believe that you know yourself and what you need/want best. This is at the forefront of my way of working with each individual. Happy to meet to see if we are a fit. Speak soon!
Hi there, I'm Janet and a qualified person-centred counsellor. I previously worked in Birmingham as a Mental Health Nurse. I retrained as a Counsellor but bring with me all that experience and, I feel most importantly, understanding and empathy, an open-minded, non-judgemental attitude and an honest, genuine way of being with others. With You Counselling practice aims to remain human in each and every contact. As a person-centred Counsellor, I believe that you know yourself and what you need/want best. This is at the forefront of my way of working with each individual. Happy to meet to see if we are a fit. Speak soon!
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Photo of Ayhan Alman, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Ayhan Alman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
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Photo of Hannah O'Neill, BACP, Counsellor
Hannah O'Neill
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Prenton CH43
You might be struggling with suicidal thoughts, shame, feeling depressed, feeling constantly anxious and on edge. You might have a combination of these along with other issues that you need to work through. What you’re feeling might have been triggered by a traumatic, life altering event or you might not know why you’re feeling this way. Counselling can help from lots of different starting points. You don’t have to be at rock bottom to seek help or maybe that is where you are and that is okay too. You’ve taken the first steps to search for a counsellor. I know it takes a lot of courage, sometimes all you’ve got.
You might be struggling with suicidal thoughts, shame, feeling depressed, feeling constantly anxious and on edge. You might have a combination of these along with other issues that you need to work through. What you’re feeling might have been triggered by a traumatic, life altering event or you might not know why you’re feeling this way. Counselling can help from lots of different starting points. You don’t have to be at rock bottom to seek help or maybe that is where you are and that is okay too. You’ve taken the first steps to search for a counsellor. I know it takes a lot of courage, sometimes all you’ve got.
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Dr Paul Holland
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Birkenhead CH42  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
ADHD and ASD Specialist. Do you or your child have difficulties with executive functioning? Does your child experience behavioural challenges at school and/or at home? I can help you! I am currently working as an Executive Function Coach with young people and adults. This work involves 1:1 coaching as well as check-ins using a variety of vehicles (Skype, E-Mail, Text, Phone). I also work with parents and schools helping children with learning and behavioural difficulties get the most from school. I see clients predominantly online but do sometimes consult in schools.
ADHD and ASD Specialist. Do you or your child have difficulties with executive functioning? Does your child experience behavioural challenges at school and/or at home? I can help you! I am currently working as an Executive Function Coach with young people and adults. This work involves 1:1 coaching as well as check-ins using a variety of vehicles (Skype, E-Mail, Text, Phone). I also work with parents and schools helping children with learning and behavioural difficulties get the most from school. I see clients predominantly online but do sometimes consult in schools.
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Abbie Bond
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L14  (Online Only)
As a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist, I specialise in helping individuals navigate through anxiety and depression. Through collaborative conversations, I work with clients to understand their struggles and explore effective ways to manage and overcome them. I acknowledge that anxiety and depression frequently accompany other concerns, such as stress, trauma, ADHD or Autism. My experience involves working with individuals dealing not only with anxiety and depression but also the added complexities that can arise from these challenges.
As a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist, I specialise in helping individuals navigate through anxiety and depression. Through collaborative conversations, I work with clients to understand their struggles and explore effective ways to manage and overcome them. I acknowledge that anxiety and depression frequently accompany other concerns, such as stress, trauma, ADHD or Autism. My experience involves working with individuals dealing not only with anxiety and depression but also the added complexities that can arise from these challenges.
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Kimberley Wheeler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hey there, I'm Kim, a dedicated and empathetic Humanistic Counsellor with a heartfelt passion for assisting individuals on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. Life can throw some tough stuff at us, right? I get it and I'm here to provide a safe, judgment-free space for you to figure it all out. Having seen the ups and downs alongside cancer patients and their families at MacMillan and through my work at a suicide bereavement group, I've got a unique perspective on the emotional rollercoaster life can be.
Hey there, I'm Kim, a dedicated and empathetic Humanistic Counsellor with a heartfelt passion for assisting individuals on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. Life can throw some tough stuff at us, right? I get it and I'm here to provide a safe, judgment-free space for you to figure it all out. Having seen the ups and downs alongside cancer patients and their families at MacMillan and through my work at a suicide bereavement group, I've got a unique perspective on the emotional rollercoaster life can be.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Merseyside

300+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Merseyside who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Self Esteem
81% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
67% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Aviva
49% AXA PPP
44% Vitality

How Counsellors in Merseyside see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Merseyside?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.