Counselling in Middlesbrough

Photo of Hayley Harle - BU Therapy , Counsellor in Middlesbrough, England
Hayley Harle - BU Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Middlesbrough TS6
Hello and welcome to my page! After being a part of the military community for over 10 years, I was in close contact with individuals suffering with post-traumatic stress; Flashbacks and nightmares; triggers such as smells, social situations and physical sensations. These symptoms can then cause anxiety, depression, overwhelming feelings of anger and frustration, numbness, lack of sleep, relationship difficulties, substance use, isolation and sadly in some cases suicidal thoughts and attempts.. does any of these sound familiar? Then keep reading see if you think I could be the right fit for you
Hello and welcome to my page! After being a part of the military community for over 10 years, I was in close contact with individuals suffering with post-traumatic stress; Flashbacks and nightmares; triggers such as smells, social situations and physical sensations. These symptoms can then cause anxiety, depression, overwhelming feelings of anger and frustration, numbness, lack of sleep, relationship difficulties, substance use, isolation and sadly in some cases suicidal thoughts and attempts.. does any of these sound familiar? Then keep reading see if you think I could be the right fit for you
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Photo of Dr Lindsey Nicholson - Psychological Therapy And Supervision, Psychologist in Middlesbrough, England
Dr Lindsey Nicholson - Psychological Therapy And Supervision
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Middlesbrough TS4
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist. I have 20 years of NHS and private healthcare experience. I have many years experience of treating a wide array of psychological difficulties, from day to day worries to complex psychological conditions. I provide safe and effective highly specialised psychological assessment and therapy which is tailored to your specific needs. I am highly experienced in using a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies for which I have received doctoral specialist training. I can help you to understand your difficulties and develop ways to move forward.
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist. I have 20 years of NHS and private healthcare experience. I have many years experience of treating a wide array of psychological difficulties, from day to day worries to complex psychological conditions. I provide safe and effective highly specialised psychological assessment and therapy which is tailored to your specific needs. I am highly experienced in using a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies for which I have received doctoral specialist training. I can help you to understand your difficulties and develop ways to move forward.
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Alan Jukes
Verified
Middlesbrough TS5
Hi there, I am a Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant and a Registered Nurse Mental Health. I have over 20 years’ experience supporting people complex mental health difficulties. I am an EMDR Therapist, Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Heart Math Coach and Breathing Therapist. I offer individuals time to focus on their well-being in a safe space which enables people to develop awareness, insight and an opportunity to heal and grow. Whether you are feeling anxious or stuck in life, I will sit with you to create a space where we can develop a journey of healing, insight and discovery towards your true potential
Hi there, I am a Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant and a Registered Nurse Mental Health. I have over 20 years’ experience supporting people complex mental health difficulties. I am an EMDR Therapist, Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Heart Math Coach and Breathing Therapist. I offer individuals time to focus on their well-being in a safe space which enables people to develop awareness, insight and an opportunity to heal and grow. Whether you are feeling anxious or stuck in life, I will sit with you to create a space where we can develop a journey of healing, insight and discovery towards your true potential
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Photo of Jo Weir, Counsellor in Middlesbrough, England
Jo Weir
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS5
I consider myself to be an integrative therapist drawing from different modalities to provide a bespoke pathway to the clients needs as each journey is completely individual. I provide a trusted, supportive and safe space for the client (s) to heard and explored. When working with couples I acknowledge every relationship is unique, as are the individuals in the partnership. I work with issues such as ineffective communication, escalating arguments, infidelity, loss of intimacy, the impact of a loss of a child has on a relationship, coping with a separation or divorce and co dependency.
I consider myself to be an integrative therapist drawing from different modalities to provide a bespoke pathway to the clients needs as each journey is completely individual. I provide a trusted, supportive and safe space for the client (s) to heard and explored. When working with couples I acknowledge every relationship is unique, as are the individuals in the partnership. I work with issues such as ineffective communication, escalating arguments, infidelity, loss of intimacy, the impact of a loss of a child has on a relationship, coping with a separation or divorce and co dependency.
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Photo of Tracey Cunningham, Psychologist in Middlesbrough, England
Tracey Cunningham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
Middlesbrough TS5
As an integrative therapist I offer a range of therapeutic approaches, and work to ensure that your individual needs are understood, acknowledged and validated. Every person is different, and so I provide a safe space to explore your needs and therapeutic goals, before we agree on the work to be completed.
As an integrative therapist I offer a range of therapeutic approaches, and work to ensure that your individual needs are understood, acknowledged and validated. Every person is different, and so I provide a safe space to explore your needs and therapeutic goals, before we agree on the work to be completed.
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STEP a DAY Counselling Services Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS4
Are you going through bereavement, loss, bullying, stress at work or at home? Maybe life hasn't panned out the way you thought it would or maybe you are feeling anxious, flat or angry and however hard you try, it just will not shift. Talking it all through in a safe and confidential space can help you with life challenges and difficulties you are facing. You are not alone and you don’t have to remain silent anymore, I am here to listen and to help you cope.
Are you going through bereavement, loss, bullying, stress at work or at home? Maybe life hasn't panned out the way you thought it would or maybe you are feeling anxious, flat or angry and however hard you try, it just will not shift. Talking it all through in a safe and confidential space can help you with life challenges and difficulties you are facing. You are not alone and you don’t have to remain silent anymore, I am here to listen and to help you cope.
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Sally Kay
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middlesbrough TS7
Are you unhappy? You want things to change, but you don't know what or how. Somewhere everything went off track. You’re not fulfilled but you don’t seem to have the time for anything you want to do. Perhaps you’re lacking confidence or don’t know where you’re trying to get to. You’re trying to ignore the nagging feelings of gloom, but it’s bringing you down. I can help you to understand what is holding you back. I can help you to see things more clearly, to be the best that you can be and make the happy and satisfying life you want to have a reality. Nurture your mental health now, before it becomes mental ill health.
Are you unhappy? You want things to change, but you don't know what or how. Somewhere everything went off track. You’re not fulfilled but you don’t seem to have the time for anything you want to do. Perhaps you’re lacking confidence or don’t know where you’re trying to get to. You’re trying to ignore the nagging feelings of gloom, but it’s bringing you down. I can help you to understand what is holding you back. I can help you to see things more clearly, to be the best that you can be and make the happy and satisfying life you want to have a reality. Nurture your mental health now, before it becomes mental ill health.
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Photo of JessEasonCBT, Psychotherapist in Middlesbrough, England
JessEasonCBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS5  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you, or someone in your family, struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and/or stress? Perhaps you're struggling to keep up with day-to-day tasks, socializing and you have a goal of where you'd like to get to? I am a CBT Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP, specializing in treating a range of anxiety presentations and depression. I'm here to help you further understand your difficulties, understand what's keeping them going and support you in making changes that help you to move closer to those goals.
Are you, or someone in your family, struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and/or stress? Perhaps you're struggling to keep up with day-to-day tasks, socializing and you have a goal of where you'd like to get to? I am a CBT Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP, specializing in treating a range of anxiety presentations and depression. I'm here to help you further understand your difficulties, understand what's keeping them going and support you in making changes that help you to move closer to those goals.
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Photo of Dr Jane Bourne, Psychotherapist in Middlesbrough, England
Dr Jane Bourne
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS7
I am a psychotherapist, BABCP registered Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and HCPC registered Arts therapist and. I work for the NHS and run a private practice specialising in mental health and well being. I am able to work creatively to help my clients to engage even if the talking therapies are difficult. I have a good track record with low mood and anxiety and getting my clients back on their feet and living their lives to the full.
I am a psychotherapist, BABCP registered Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and HCPC registered Arts therapist and. I work for the NHS and run a private practice specialising in mental health and well being. I am able to work creatively to help my clients to engage even if the talking therapies are difficult. I have a good track record with low mood and anxiety and getting my clients back on their feet and living their lives to the full.
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Photo of Georgina Kehoe, Counsellor in Middlesbrough, England
Georgina Kehoe
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Middlesbrough TS6  (Online Only)
I want to break down barriers and help people to realize that you can do what you want to do in life no matter what other people’s views are about it. I want to help my clients feel free from other people's expectations of them - be in touch with themselves and what they want from their life. I connect with people of all age groups on different levels. This is what I find so incredibly powerful about therapy. It’s a process of bringing two people together therapeutically (human to human) to help and inspire growth within the client so that they can become the best version of themselves and own who they are.
I want to break down barriers and help people to realize that you can do what you want to do in life no matter what other people’s views are about it. I want to help my clients feel free from other people's expectations of them - be in touch with themselves and what they want from their life. I connect with people of all age groups on different levels. This is what I find so incredibly powerful about therapy. It’s a process of bringing two people together therapeutically (human to human) to help and inspire growth within the client so that they can become the best version of themselves and own who they are.
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TraumaWise
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Middlesbrough TS5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I can provide assessment, formulation, reports and evidence based therapy for; Post Traumatic Stress difficulties, Complex-Post Traumatic Stress difficulties and dissociative difficulties which range in complexity from flashbacks to Dissociative Identity Disorder. I work with people who have experienced single incident traumas (inc' witnessing), childhood developmental relationship traumas, physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. I can help those experiencing depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive difficulties, body dysmorphia, bi-polar, various diagnoses of personality disorder and complex grief due to loss.
I can provide assessment, formulation, reports and evidence based therapy for; Post Traumatic Stress difficulties, Complex-Post Traumatic Stress difficulties and dissociative difficulties which range in complexity from flashbacks to Dissociative Identity Disorder. I work with people who have experienced single incident traumas (inc' witnessing), childhood developmental relationship traumas, physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. I can help those experiencing depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive difficulties, body dysmorphia, bi-polar, various diagnoses of personality disorder and complex grief due to loss.
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Peace of Mind counselling services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS6
As an integrative counsellor specialising in attachment trauma, my approach can be tailored to meet the needs of those who are seeking a deeper exploration of their history to understand the complex terrain that influences emotional well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life. Progressing from this, I also offer a solution-focused and strengths-based approach believing in the transformative power of focusing on solutions rather than problems by fostering a sense of empowerment and self-efficacy by identifying strengths, resources and goals to address stress, anxiety, depression, life changes, and self-development.
As an integrative counsellor specialising in attachment trauma, my approach can be tailored to meet the needs of those who are seeking a deeper exploration of their history to understand the complex terrain that influences emotional well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life. Progressing from this, I also offer a solution-focused and strengths-based approach believing in the transformative power of focusing on solutions rather than problems by fostering a sense of empowerment and self-efficacy by identifying strengths, resources and goals to address stress, anxiety, depression, life changes, and self-development.
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Photo of Will Rice, Psychotherapist in Middlesbrough, England
Will Rice
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS9  (Online Only)
A registered mental health nurse and CBT therapist with 20 years experience working within Mental Health. The last five years have been within a military mental health setting. A background of working within community mental health at primary and secondary care levels. Experience of providing high quality patient centred care in line with NICE guidance in both military and civilian arenas.
A registered mental health nurse and CBT therapist with 20 years experience working within Mental Health. The last five years have been within a military mental health setting. A background of working within community mental health at primary and secondary care levels. Experience of providing high quality patient centred care in line with NICE guidance in both military and civilian arenas.
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Photo of Phil Hurwood, Psychotherapist in Middlesbrough, England
Phil Hurwood
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS5  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time to consider me to support you through your current difficulties. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, having over 15 years experience working with individuals experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist, CBT Supervisor and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Supervisor. I look forward to hearing from you and I'm happy to offer a consultation call or answer any questions you may have regarding our sessions together.
Thank you for taking the time to consider me to support you through your current difficulties. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, having over 15 years experience working with individuals experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist, CBT Supervisor and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Supervisor. I look forward to hearing from you and I'm happy to offer a consultation call or answer any questions you may have regarding our sessions together.
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Photo of Helen Catherine Lynas, Counsellor in Middlesbrough, England
Helen Catherine Lynas
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS9
Hello, I am here to listen and for us to make sense of your experience. Life can be challenging and uncertain at times. We can feel worried and not very good about ourselves. I can support you. Sometimes in life we need some extra support and time to look after ourselves. I work with a range of issues that you may wish to discuss further. This includes; anxiety & depression, stress, anger, loss in your life, trust & relationship issues, self esteem & confidence, working with trauma and other distressing issues. I offer a person centred approach and integrate psycho-education, and focus on coping techniques and self care.
Hello, I am here to listen and for us to make sense of your experience. Life can be challenging and uncertain at times. We can feel worried and not very good about ourselves. I can support you. Sometimes in life we need some extra support and time to look after ourselves. I work with a range of issues that you may wish to discuss further. This includes; anxiety & depression, stress, anger, loss in your life, trust & relationship issues, self esteem & confidence, working with trauma and other distressing issues. I offer a person centred approach and integrate psycho-education, and focus on coping techniques and self care.
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Photo of Tees Valley Psychology, Psychologist in Middlesbrough, England
Tees Valley Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Middlesbrough TS1
Not accepting new clients
I anticipate that you are here because difficulties have arisen associated with your mental health and well-being and I'm sorry that this is the case. Problems can occur when we are subject to changes or events in our lives that leave us feeling that we don't have the skills, resources or strategies to address them in a way that feels hopeful, helpful or that we are in control. At this point, it's good to begin to explore whether you can move forward and recover from challenges by working with someone trained to offer ways to make sense of what you are experiencing and treatment options focused on returning to health.
I anticipate that you are here because difficulties have arisen associated with your mental health and well-being and I'm sorry that this is the case. Problems can occur when we are subject to changes or events in our lives that leave us feeling that we don't have the skills, resources or strategies to address them in a way that feels hopeful, helpful or that we are in control. At this point, it's good to begin to explore whether you can move forward and recover from challenges by working with someone trained to offer ways to make sense of what you are experiencing and treatment options focused on returning to health.
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Photo of Julie Barfoot Talking Therapies, Psychotherapist in Middlesbrough, England
Julie Barfoot Talking Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS6
Hi, I am a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and a previously registered Occupational Therapist. I provide personalised CBT (£65 per session) for people with anxiety disorders e.g. OCD, health anxiety, Generalised anxiety disorder (worry about everything), panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, PTSD, low self esteem and depression. I also look at wellbeing issues e.g. sleep. I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing £75 per session) for trauma and anxiety. I am available Tuesday to Thursday throughout the day until 6pm only.
Hi, I am a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and a previously registered Occupational Therapist. I provide personalised CBT (£65 per session) for people with anxiety disorders e.g. OCD, health anxiety, Generalised anxiety disorder (worry about everything), panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, PTSD, low self esteem and depression. I also look at wellbeing issues e.g. sleep. I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing £75 per session) for trauma and anxiety. I am available Tuesday to Thursday throughout the day until 6pm only.
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Photo of Karena Serdecka, Psychotherapist in Middlesbrough, England
Karena Serdecka
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS1
Whether you are working through a significant change or are finding it difficult to manage or resolve longer term issues which are preventing you from thriving and reaching your fullest potential in life, relationships, family or work – I can help you by working with you in a fully supportive, non-judgemental, empathic way. I am a warm, relational and person-centred integrative psychotherapist also with DPC (child and adol), also clinical hypnotherapist (Adult). Additionally -Dip CBT, EFT, Mindfulness, Art and Couples Therapies. I lecture in psychotherapy, psychology and counselling and have worked with clients 5 yrs old to 80yrs+
Whether you are working through a significant change or are finding it difficult to manage or resolve longer term issues which are preventing you from thriving and reaching your fullest potential in life, relationships, family or work – I can help you by working with you in a fully supportive, non-judgemental, empathic way. I am a warm, relational and person-centred integrative psychotherapist also with DPC (child and adol), also clinical hypnotherapist (Adult). Additionally -Dip CBT, EFT, Mindfulness, Art and Couples Therapies. I lecture in psychotherapy, psychology and counselling and have worked with clients 5 yrs old to 80yrs+
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Photo of Dr Catherine Nixon, Psychotherapist in Middlesbrough, England
Dr Catherine Nixon
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
Middlesbrough TS4
I am a UKCP-registered psychotherapist working with adult clients (18+) who experience a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, identity and/or personality difficulties, low confidence and/or self-esteem. I offer a safe and confidential space in which we can work collaboratively to explore the issues you are struggling with. I offer sessions online and in person. To book a free 15-minute consultation please visit my website or get in touch using the contact details on this page. Initial session: £70 for 1 hour; ongoing sessions: £60 for 50 minutes.
I am a UKCP-registered psychotherapist working with adult clients (18+) who experience a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, identity and/or personality difficulties, low confidence and/or self-esteem. I offer a safe and confidential space in which we can work collaboratively to explore the issues you are struggling with. I offer sessions online and in person. To book a free 15-minute consultation please visit my website or get in touch using the contact details on this page. Initial session: £70 for 1 hour; ongoing sessions: £60 for 50 minutes.
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Photo of Raj Muirhead, Psychotherapist in Middlesbrough, England
Raj Muirhead
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Middlesbrough TS5
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have worked with a wide range of complex trauma, abuse, loss, work related stress and mental health issues. I have an integrative approach to my work and tailor the work to suit your needs. I have a strong belief in every individual being able to manage themselves with the appropriate resources and being able to change the repeating negative patterns or behaviours in their lives, personal and work relationships.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have worked with a wide range of complex trauma, abuse, loss, work related stress and mental health issues. I have an integrative approach to my work and tailor the work to suit your needs. I have a strong belief in every individual being able to manage themselves with the appropriate resources and being able to change the repeating negative patterns or behaviours in their lives, personal and work relationships.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Middlesbrough

50+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Middlesbrough who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
94% Depression
92% Stress
90% Self Esteem
82% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Middlesbrough see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Middlesbrough?

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.