Counselling in Middleton

Photo of Nicky Sharples, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Nicky Sharples
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Middleton M24
Need to talk? I’m listening. Struggling with a problem? Perhaps you find it difficult to talk about your emotions with friends and family. Maybe you’re not even sure how to describe how or why you feel the way you do. I will help and support you explore your feelings , thoughts and personal experiences to help you move forward, enabling you to manage your life more effectively, changing and developing in your own way.
Need to talk? I’m listening. Struggling with a problem? Perhaps you find it difficult to talk about your emotions with friends and family. Maybe you’re not even sure how to describe how or why you feel the way you do. I will help and support you explore your feelings , thoughts and personal experiences to help you move forward, enabling you to manage your life more effectively, changing and developing in your own way.
0161 696 0966 View 0161 696 0966
Photo of Sarah Schofield, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Sarah Schofield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Middleton M24
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
0161 524 6855 View 0161 524 6855
Photo of Dr Karin Adamson, Psychologist in Middleton, England
Dr Karin Adamson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Middleton M24
Hi, my name is Karin and I'm a qualified clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working with people with a range of different mental health problems. I can offer an integrated psychological approach as I qualified as a clinical psychologist and have since then also become professionally registered as an EMDR Consultant and a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner. I have also been trained in and use CBT. Alongside offering therapy, I also provide supervision to other therapists/psychologists. WEBSITE: www.adamsonpsychologicalservices.co.uk
Hi, my name is Karin and I'm a qualified clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working with people with a range of different mental health problems. I can offer an integrated psychological approach as I qualified as a clinical psychologist and have since then also become professionally registered as an EMDR Consultant and a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner. I have also been trained in and use CBT. Alongside offering therapy, I also provide supervision to other therapists/psychologists. WEBSITE: www.adamsonpsychologicalservices.co.uk
01890 545571 View 01890 545571
Photo of Karen Butterworth, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Karen Butterworth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Middleton M24
You may have suffered with mental ill-health on and off for years, or it may be something you’ve noticed recently. To benefit from talking therapy, it’s less about what the issue is, or the severity of your mental/emotional wellbeing but more about your readiness to talk and be open to learning about yourself. It can be an emotionally draining process as you face up to difficulties you’ve experienced during your life. My aim is to provide the support you need throughout the process and to fully accept you for who you are. Even if you find it difficult to accept parts of yourself. Clients often leave sessions feeling much lighter.
You may have suffered with mental ill-health on and off for years, or it may be something you’ve noticed recently. To benefit from talking therapy, it’s less about what the issue is, or the severity of your mental/emotional wellbeing but more about your readiness to talk and be open to learning about yourself. It can be an emotionally draining process as you face up to difficulties you’ve experienced during your life. My aim is to provide the support you need throughout the process and to fully accept you for who you are. Even if you find it difficult to accept parts of yourself. Clients often leave sessions feeling much lighter.
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Photo of Jennifer Bell, Psychotherapist in Middleton, England
Jennifer Bell
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Middleton M24  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stressed? Struggling with worries or panic? Is fear stopping you from doing what you would like to? Has your get up and go, gone? I am a compassionate and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/EMDR Therapist with over fifteen years experience in NHS primary care and health care settings. I offer a confidential and professional service delivering high quality evidence based effective therapy to promote wellbeing and improve quality of life. I will work alongside you to help you learn the tools and techniques that can be used daily to meet your therapy goals. I
Have you been feeling stressed? Struggling with worries or panic? Is fear stopping you from doing what you would like to? Has your get up and go, gone? I am a compassionate and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/EMDR Therapist with over fifteen years experience in NHS primary care and health care settings. I offer a confidential and professional service delivering high quality evidence based effective therapy to promote wellbeing and improve quality of life. I will work alongside you to help you learn the tools and techniques that can be used daily to meet your therapy goals. I
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Adam Newman, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Adam Newman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor with experience of working with both adults and young people. I also work with organizations and EAP schemes, and happily accept new enquiries from these. Experiencing difficulties in life, while this may be inevitable, can be incredibly painful and isolating. My aim within my practice is to foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment, where you can freely explore your concerns and worries. Taking that first step in counselling and finding the right therapist can be a daunting prospect, so I will endeavour to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible.
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor with experience of working with both adults and young people. I also work with organizations and EAP schemes, and happily accept new enquiries from these. Experiencing difficulties in life, while this may be inevitable, can be incredibly painful and isolating. My aim within my practice is to foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment, where you can freely explore your concerns and worries. Taking that first step in counselling and finding the right therapist can be a daunting prospect, so I will endeavour to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible.
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Photo of Anne Gisby, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Anne Gisby
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor and member of EMDR UK & Ireland, I have been in practice over 25 years. I offer face to face and video call counselling and EMDR for individuals, both on a short or longer term basis. There are many causes of low mood, anxiety and stress, however, if you are impacted by past or present experiences and need to share what is going on for you, contacting a counsellor may be a way forward - a step toward making a difference. Counselling can help you to understand what contributes to low mood anxiety and stress and promote psychologically healthier patterns of living.
I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor and member of EMDR UK & Ireland, I have been in practice over 25 years. I offer face to face and video call counselling and EMDR for individuals, both on a short or longer term basis. There are many causes of low mood, anxiety and stress, however, if you are impacted by past or present experiences and need to share what is going on for you, contacting a counsellor may be a way forward - a step toward making a difference. Counselling can help you to understand what contributes to low mood anxiety and stress and promote psychologically healthier patterns of living.
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Photo of Sn Emrys, Psychotherapist in Middleton, England
Sn Emrys
Psychotherapist, MA, MHGI
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Waitlist for new clients
I have the best job in the world: it’s to help you find the peace you’re looking for. That’s what I’ve been doing, first as a shamanic counsellor then as a psychotherapist, for others just like you, for 46 years. Whether you have a phobia, or are in a dire, life-threatening situation, or anything in between, you’re just a call away from finding yourself warmly welcomed to a totally non-judgemental, safe, comfortable space where you can relax and unload whatever you want in total confidence: then we can get straight to work fixing it.
I have the best job in the world: it’s to help you find the peace you’re looking for. That’s what I’ve been doing, first as a shamanic counsellor then as a psychotherapist, for others just like you, for 46 years. Whether you have a phobia, or are in a dire, life-threatening situation, or anything in between, you’re just a call away from finding yourself warmly welcomed to a totally non-judgemental, safe, comfortable space where you can relax and unload whatever you want in total confidence: then we can get straight to work fixing it.
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Photo of Rachel Anderson, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Rachel Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
01206 237336 View 01206 237336
Photo of Jack Closs, Psychologist in Middleton, England
Jack Closs
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
As a trauma psychologist, I help people transform by helping them to heal wounds from the past. These wounds can often be held in the nervous system but not explicitly remembered. Trauma therapy can help you to find calm, confidence, connection to yourself, others and the world, and joy.
As a trauma psychologist, I help people transform by helping them to heal wounds from the past. These wounds can often be held in the nervous system but not explicitly remembered. Trauma therapy can help you to find calm, confidence, connection to yourself, others and the world, and joy.
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Photo of Paul Berry (Mbacp), Psychotherapist in Middleton, England
Paul Berry (Mbacp)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Get help fast! I see individuals and couples Online using Zoom. Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  I have many years of experience with a broad range of problems, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, BPD and relationship issues. I offer short-notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  You choose a location and time that works for you.  Online is the fastest and most flexible for short-notice appointments. I can offer help setting up Zoom, you can set it up on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Get help fast! I see individuals and couples Online using Zoom. Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  I have many years of experience with a broad range of problems, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, BPD and relationship issues. I offer short-notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  You choose a location and time that works for you.  Online is the fastest and most flexible for short-notice appointments. I can offer help setting up Zoom, you can set it up on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
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Photo of Emma Leeper, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Emma Leeper
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
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Photo of Dr Charlotte Harkness Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Middleton, England
Dr Charlotte Harkness Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Long Melford CO10
Hello, I’m Charlotte, a counsellor and psychotherapist providing private one-to-one sessions in person in London, in Long Melford, Suffolk and via Skype. I offer a non-judgemental and safe environment for you to talk and explore what is on your mind, your worries and concerns. Whatever you are going through, I can help you reflect on how you are living and make any changes, if that is what you want. I have more than 10 years experience counselling in a variety of different environments helping a wide range of people. I completed a doctorate in Psychotherapy NSPC/Middlesex University and I teach and provide clinical supervision.
Hello, I’m Charlotte, a counsellor and psychotherapist providing private one-to-one sessions in person in London, in Long Melford, Suffolk and via Skype. I offer a non-judgemental and safe environment for you to talk and explore what is on your mind, your worries and concerns. Whatever you are going through, I can help you reflect on how you are living and make any changes, if that is what you want. I have more than 10 years experience counselling in a variety of different environments helping a wide range of people. I completed a doctorate in Psychotherapy NSPC/Middlesex University and I teach and provide clinical supervision.
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Photo of Chevair Leeding, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Chevair Leeding
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10  (Online Only)
We all are individuals and experience life uniquely. There are times in our life when we find we are struggling with emotions, thoughts, patterns of behaviour and relationships. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and struggling to manage the thoughts which are stopping you from achieving goals in your life? Or low mood that can feel like there is no pleasure in life? Are there relationship issues with family, partners or friends? You may have just had a diagnosis and are unsure what this means for you? I offer an individual tailored therapy known as integrative therapy which incorporates person centred, CBT and DBT online.
We all are individuals and experience life uniquely. There are times in our life when we find we are struggling with emotions, thoughts, patterns of behaviour and relationships. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and struggling to manage the thoughts which are stopping you from achieving goals in your life? Or low mood that can feel like there is no pleasure in life? Are there relationship issues with family, partners or friends? You may have just had a diagnosis and are unsure what this means for you? I offer an individual tailored therapy known as integrative therapy which incorporates person centred, CBT and DBT online.
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Photo of Jane Susan Smith, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Jane Susan Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from my private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly, monthly or ad hoc sessions
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Photo of happy parent and child initiative, Counsellor in Middleton, England
happy parent and child initiative
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Waitlist for new clients
I’m Kinsley, I work with children from the ages of 4, using both talking & creative play based therapy. I can help if your child is suffering from anxiety, or emotional & mental health issues, challenging behaviours, eating issues, emotional based school avoidance & much more. I specialise in working with Autistic, adhd & PDA Children. I offer therapeutic play therapy sessions, parent counselling sessions & parent support sessions. I work with parents who have suffered birth trauma, postnatal depression, ptsd & can work with parent child attachment.
I’m Kinsley, I work with children from the ages of 4, using both talking & creative play based therapy. I can help if your child is suffering from anxiety, or emotional & mental health issues, challenging behaviours, eating issues, emotional based school avoidance & much more. I specialise in working with Autistic, adhd & PDA Children. I offer therapeutic play therapy sessions, parent counselling sessions & parent support sessions. I work with parents who have suffered birth trauma, postnatal depression, ptsd & can work with parent child attachment.
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Photo of Beth Rogan, Psychotherapist in Middleton, England
Beth Rogan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
A warm, relational approach is the foundation of my work with children, young people and their parents. As an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I aim to enable each person to communicate and feel understood from the depth of their experience. This means finding each person's unique ways of expressing themselves, and tailoring my technique to meet them "where they're at". I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to bring their most painful feelings and thoughts out into the room with me. At the same time, humour and fun are important elements of my work.
A warm, relational approach is the foundation of my work with children, young people and their parents. As an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I aim to enable each person to communicate and feel understood from the depth of their experience. This means finding each person's unique ways of expressing themselves, and tailoring my technique to meet them "where they're at". I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to bring their most painful feelings and thoughts out into the room with me. At the same time, humour and fun are important elements of my work.
01206 986578 View 01206 986578
Photo of Rachel Phillippo-Green, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Rachel Phillippo-Green
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Photo of Shelley Thurgood, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Shelley Thurgood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
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Photo of Jo Bates, Counsellor in Middleton, England
Jo Bates
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP. My training enables me to work using a number of approaches so that I can tailor your sessions to meet your individual needs. We are all different, have different backgrounds, lives and experiences that have shaped us into who we are and how we see the world, so it’s really important that your counselling sessions are shaped around your individual needs and tailored to be most beneficial to you.
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP. My training enables me to work using a number of approaches so that I can tailor your sessions to meet your individual needs. We are all different, have different backgrounds, lives and experiences that have shaped us into who we are and how we see the world, so it’s really important that your counselling sessions are shaped around your individual needs and tailored to be most beneficial to you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Middleton

< 10

Counsellors in Middleton who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
80% Anxiety
80% Bereavement
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Other
100% Aviva

How Counsellors in Middleton see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Middleton?

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.