Counselling in Newcastle upon Tyne

Photo of Andrea denley, Counsellor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Andrea denley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Struggling to cope with difficult feelings and emotions? Whatever it is that is troubling you, feeling this way can be a very lonely experience. As your counsellor I can offer you a safe and confidential space where together we can explore the difficulties you are experiencing and what is going on for you. Having experienced many difficult and challenging situations in my own life is what attracted me to working in the field of counselling and I am passionate about helping others reach their full potential.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Struggling to cope with difficult feelings and emotions? Whatever it is that is troubling you, feeling this way can be a very lonely experience. As your counsellor I can offer you a safe and confidential space where together we can explore the difficulties you are experiencing and what is going on for you. Having experienced many difficult and challenging situations in my own life is what attracted me to working in the field of counselling and I am passionate about helping others reach their full potential.
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Paul George Madden
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
There are many reasons why you may be seeking out a therapist to help with the issues you face in your life. You may be experiencing distressing feelings; you may be approaching important crossroads in life and you’re faced with uncertainty; you may feel like your confidence or self-esteem is low. It may also be something more difficult to put your finger on – you may have an unnameable sense that something just isn’t right with your internal world and you want to make a change. You may be wondering what it is that I can do to help, so let's start there...
There are many reasons why you may be seeking out a therapist to help with the issues you face in your life. You may be experiencing distressing feelings; you may be approaching important crossroads in life and you’re faced with uncertainty; you may feel like your confidence or self-esteem is low. It may also be something more difficult to put your finger on – you may have an unnameable sense that something just isn’t right with your internal world and you want to make a change. You may be wondering what it is that I can do to help, so let's start there...
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Photo of Audrey Linden, Counsellor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Audrey Linden
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE12
You may be struggling with a specific issue – stress, worries about the future, problems in a relationship, experiencing discrimination, a loss or traumatic experience. Perhaps past experiences such as childhood abuse or neglect are interfering with present-day life. Or you may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or finding life difficult to cope with. Whatever your reasons for looking for counselling, I’m happy for you to get in touch.
You may be struggling with a specific issue – stress, worries about the future, problems in a relationship, experiencing discrimination, a loss or traumatic experience. Perhaps past experiences such as childhood abuse or neglect are interfering with present-day life. Or you may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or finding life difficult to cope with. Whatever your reasons for looking for counselling, I’m happy for you to get in touch.
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Photo of Denise Hopkins, Psychotherapist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Denise Hopkins
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Would you like nurturing, healing and growth to help you rewrite your story and embrace your self worth? Do you feel depressed, anxious or stuck? Do you feel you struggle to be happy or that happiness is a fleeting thought that never really stays around for long? Do you find relationships are difficult and you can't seem to understand why? Do you recognise repetitive patterns in your life that you wish to change? Are you willing to explore and understand the feelings and emotions that are related to your experiences and reflect on what is happening to seek alternative ways to heal? If so, I can help!
Would you like nurturing, healing and growth to help you rewrite your story and embrace your self worth? Do you feel depressed, anxious or stuck? Do you feel you struggle to be happy or that happiness is a fleeting thought that never really stays around for long? Do you find relationships are difficult and you can't seem to understand why? Do you recognise repetitive patterns in your life that you wish to change? Are you willing to explore and understand the feelings and emotions that are related to your experiences and reflect on what is happening to seek alternative ways to heal? If so, I can help!
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Photo of Heather Gullon, Psychotherapist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Heather Gullon
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
Pleased to meet you, I’m Heather, co-owner of C&H Psychotherapies. If you are viewing this profile then things may not be great for you, or your child. You may be a young person yourself and seeking a therapist that you can connect with. A felt sense that you are different, even from a young age, can be incredibly difficult. I offer a safe space for working psychologically with marginalised and oppressed groups; in particular those people who identify as belonging to the LGBTQIA+ communities. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com or call on 0330 043 3970 for more information.
Pleased to meet you, I’m Heather, co-owner of C&H Psychotherapies. If you are viewing this profile then things may not be great for you, or your child. You may be a young person yourself and seeking a therapist that you can connect with. A felt sense that you are different, even from a young age, can be incredibly difficult. I offer a safe space for working psychologically with marginalised and oppressed groups; in particular those people who identify as belonging to the LGBTQIA+ communities. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com or call on 0330 043 3970 for more information.
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Photo of Psychology Newcastle - Dr Mariam Majid , Psychologist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Psychology Newcastle - Dr Mariam Majid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
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Photo of Zain Kazi, Psychotherapist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Zain Kazi
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Not accepting new clients
I help people work through feeling anxious, stressed, panicky, frustrated or low, whether it is because of a particular problem or life in general. You might be finding less pleasure in the things you used to enjoy, or you find yourself reacting in ways that are not usual for you. Perhaps it has gone on for a while or is affecting your work, relationships, health or other important part of life. My aim in therapy is to help you gain the understanding and tools you need to be able to feel better sustainably.
I help people work through feeling anxious, stressed, panicky, frustrated or low, whether it is because of a particular problem or life in general. You might be finding less pleasure in the things you used to enjoy, or you find yourself reacting in ways that are not usual for you. Perhaps it has gone on for a while or is affecting your work, relationships, health or other important part of life. My aim in therapy is to help you gain the understanding and tools you need to be able to feel better sustainably.
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Photo of Max Gillespie, Counsellor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Max Gillespie
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
I offer a soulful approach to therapy grounded in the latest psychological theory. ​Often, it may seem that much of modern psychological therapy merely ruffles and reorganises the surface of the things that trouble us, seeing people who are experiencing psychological suffering as complex machines to which we can apply a set psychological theories. In contrast, after 20years of working as a psychological therapist, I believe it's more appropriate to approach clients as 'souls' in need of hearing, healing, connection, meaning, and renewal. ​
I offer a soulful approach to therapy grounded in the latest psychological theory. ​Often, it may seem that much of modern psychological therapy merely ruffles and reorganises the surface of the things that trouble us, seeing people who are experiencing psychological suffering as complex machines to which we can apply a set psychological theories. In contrast, after 20years of working as a psychological therapist, I believe it's more appropriate to approach clients as 'souls' in need of hearing, healing, connection, meaning, and renewal. ​
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Photo of Helen Gifford, Counsellor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Helen Gifford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Being a young adults and parenting young people is complex and sometimes some help is beneficial. Counselling, is confidential support to offload, get perspective and gain the tools to find your way and is especially useful in periods of transition. It can be in the comfort of a therapy room or your own home, school or workplace. This support can help in different areas; depression, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, obsessive thoughts, anger problems, self esteem, addictions, abuse, domestic violence, bullying, self harm, suicidal thoughts, as well as many others.
Being a young adults and parenting young people is complex and sometimes some help is beneficial. Counselling, is confidential support to offload, get perspective and gain the tools to find your way and is especially useful in periods of transition. It can be in the comfort of a therapy room or your own home, school or workplace. This support can help in different areas; depression, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, obsessive thoughts, anger problems, self esteem, addictions, abuse, domestic violence, bullying, self harm, suicidal thoughts, as well as many others.
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Patrice Buee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Hello my name is Patrice Buée. I can support you with a range of issues to help work through grief and loss including symptoms of depression, low mood and anxiety. Family issues, relationship challenges, work related issues and long term health problems are explored using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I have experience in providing therapy to both adults and young people of secondary school age (10 years old and upwards).
Hello my name is Patrice Buée. I can support you with a range of issues to help work through grief and loss including symptoms of depression, low mood and anxiety. Family issues, relationship challenges, work related issues and long term health problems are explored using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I have experience in providing therapy to both adults and young people of secondary school age (10 years old and upwards).
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Photo of Dr Christine Price, Psychologist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Dr Christine Price
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I have over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist treating a wide range of mental health issues. Whether you're dealing with mental health challenges or navigating physical health problems, my career has been about treating people with complex difficulties. These include anxiety; panic; depression; health anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder; phobias; work stress and burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; chronic pain; relationship/family issues; bereavement and loss; abuse; emotional regulation and body image/self-esteem issues as well as many others.
I have over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist treating a wide range of mental health issues. Whether you're dealing with mental health challenges or navigating physical health problems, my career has been about treating people with complex difficulties. These include anxiety; panic; depression; health anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder; phobias; work stress and burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; chronic pain; relationship/family issues; bereavement and loss; abuse; emotional regulation and body image/self-esteem issues as well as many others.
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Photo of Kate Upshall Gestalt Therapy, Counsellor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Kate Upshall Gestalt Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
Not accepting new clients
You may be dealing with difficulties such as anxiety or depression, the impact of past experiences or trauma, difficulties in relationships, a period of transition or change in your life, your sense of self or identity, grief or loss. Or perhaps you're interested in finding a new direction or meaning in your life. Whatever your reasons for considering therapy, I'd be happy to meet with you and discuss how Gestalt therapy can help.
You may be dealing with difficulties such as anxiety or depression, the impact of past experiences or trauma, difficulties in relationships, a period of transition or change in your life, your sense of self or identity, grief or loss. Or perhaps you're interested in finding a new direction or meaning in your life. Whatever your reasons for considering therapy, I'd be happy to meet with you and discuss how Gestalt therapy can help.
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Photo of Tom Walker, Counsellor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Tom Walker
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE12
In my counselling practice, I take pride in creating a relaxed, judgment-free environment. There's absolutely no pressure when you're talking with me. I follow an Integrative approach, which means I don't adhere to a one-size-fits-all method. Instead, I tailor my methods to your unique needs and preferences. Your well-being is at the heart of our sessions, and together, we'll navigate the path to self-discovery and healing.
In my counselling practice, I take pride in creating a relaxed, judgment-free environment. There's absolutely no pressure when you're talking with me. I follow an Integrative approach, which means I don't adhere to a one-size-fits-all method. Instead, I tailor my methods to your unique needs and preferences. Your well-being is at the heart of our sessions, and together, we'll navigate the path to self-discovery and healing.
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Photo of Sarah Smith, Psychotherapist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Sarah Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a therapist and yoga teacher. I have experienced the benefits and believe in the process. I understand that it takes courage to reach out and engage in therapy. I have welcomed and supported people of different ages and backgrounds in a variety of settings struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma, low self esteem and relationships. Do you feel anxious or low? Are you finding it hard to heal from sexual abuse, trauma or grief? Do you struggle with shame, guilt, insecurity or anger? Do you find it hard to regulate your emotions? Are you wanting something to change?
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a therapist and yoga teacher. I have experienced the benefits and believe in the process. I understand that it takes courage to reach out and engage in therapy. I have welcomed and supported people of different ages and backgrounds in a variety of settings struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma, low self esteem and relationships. Do you feel anxious or low? Are you finding it hard to heal from sexual abuse, trauma or grief? Do you struggle with shame, guilt, insecurity or anger? Do you find it hard to regulate your emotions? Are you wanting something to change?
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Photo of Gem Sheinman, Counsellor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Gem Sheinman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who practises person centred and transactional analysis therapy. I am a LGBTQ+ identified therapist, and I specialise in working with Queer people to negotiate relationships, lives and family dynamics. I understand that our intersecting identities impact our lived experience, and I work with you to fully understand your identity so that we can best work together towards a fuller, more authentic and enriching life.
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who practises person centred and transactional analysis therapy. I am a LGBTQ+ identified therapist, and I specialise in working with Queer people to negotiate relationships, lives and family dynamics. I understand that our intersecting identities impact our lived experience, and I work with you to fully understand your identity so that we can best work together towards a fuller, more authentic and enriching life.
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Photo of Time to Talk Therapy, Psychotherapist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Time to Talk Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
If you are suffering from anxiety, stress or low mood then I am here to help. I offer a free telephone consultation to help you decide what you need. I am a qualified nurse, fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT), EMDR (Trauma Therapy) and Couples Counsellor with over 13 years experience working in the NHS and health services. I believe in offering the most effective and efficient treatment with a warm and compassionate approach tailored to meet your needs. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to be able to get the most out of your sessions and work towards a happier healthier you.
If you are suffering from anxiety, stress or low mood then I am here to help. I offer a free telephone consultation to help you decide what you need. I am a qualified nurse, fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT), EMDR (Trauma Therapy) and Couples Counsellor with over 13 years experience working in the NHS and health services. I believe in offering the most effective and efficient treatment with a warm and compassionate approach tailored to meet your needs. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to be able to get the most out of your sessions and work towards a happier healthier you.
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Photo of Jennie Larsson, Psychologist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Jennie Larsson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Many people struggle with mental health difficulties at different times in their lives and can feel like it’s hard to make sense of this. I am a qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) and love working with CAT to help people gain an understanding of the way they relate to themselves and those around them and why they may struggle with this at times. I enjoy helping people to explore patterns that they may feel stuck with, and to learn how to make changes to these and find alternate ways of approaching different situations.
Many people struggle with mental health difficulties at different times in their lives and can feel like it’s hard to make sense of this. I am a qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) and love working with CAT to help people gain an understanding of the way they relate to themselves and those around them and why they may struggle with this at times. I enjoy helping people to explore patterns that they may feel stuck with, and to learn how to make changes to these and find alternate ways of approaching different situations.
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Photo of Dr Barbara Medea, Psychologist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Dr Barbara Medea
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Waitlist for new clients
Do you often get overwhelmed with difficult emotions, thoughts or memories and find it hard to cope? Do you ever feel like not fitting in? Do you often beat yourself up or feel like your own worst enemy? I know first hand what it means to deal with these issues and therapy has helped me tremendously with them. I have then trained in evidence-based approaches like CBT to support people like you heal from painful life experiences, learn how to cope with their emotions and thoughts and feel more content within themselves. I am a native Italian psychologist and can also help clients who deal with difficulties related to being an expat.
Do you often get overwhelmed with difficult emotions, thoughts or memories and find it hard to cope? Do you ever feel like not fitting in? Do you often beat yourself up or feel like your own worst enemy? I know first hand what it means to deal with these issues and therapy has helped me tremendously with them. I have then trained in evidence-based approaches like CBT to support people like you heal from painful life experiences, learn how to cope with their emotions and thoughts and feel more content within themselves. I am a native Italian psychologist and can also help clients who deal with difficulties related to being an expat.
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Photo of Kathryn Spence, Psychotherapist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Kathryn Spence
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Hi there, I’m Kathryn, an Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR Therapist. I am happy to arrange a free telephone consultation discuss how I can help. I specialise in helping adults with trauma or PTSD / c-PTSD, OCD, attachment or relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. As well as other difficulties people may be facing. I aim to help people who are feeling 'stuck' and want to make changes to improve the way they feel about themselves. This may involve working on your history or staying in the present, learning new ways to manage and recover from emotional difficulties.
Hi there, I’m Kathryn, an Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR Therapist. I am happy to arrange a free telephone consultation discuss how I can help. I specialise in helping adults with trauma or PTSD / c-PTSD, OCD, attachment or relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. As well as other difficulties people may be facing. I aim to help people who are feeling 'stuck' and want to make changes to improve the way they feel about themselves. This may involve working on your history or staying in the present, learning new ways to manage and recover from emotional difficulties.
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Photo of Lina Schuerholz, Counsellor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Lina Schuerholz
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Lina. I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means I usually look at how past experiences, conflicts, or trauma impact on your current distress. First and foremost, I put the client counsellor relationship at heart, offering a non-judgemental, safe space. In our sessions, we might explore family dynamics, relationships or self-esteem, but my approach is client led where you can bring whatever you need.
Hi there, my name is Lina. I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means I usually look at how past experiences, conflicts, or trauma impact on your current distress. First and foremost, I put the client counsellor relationship at heart, offering a non-judgemental, safe space. In our sessions, we might explore family dynamics, relationships or self-esteem, but my approach is client led where you can bring whatever you need.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newcastle upon Tyne

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Newcastle upon Tyne who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Self Esteem
85% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aviva
62% Bupa
60% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Newcastle upon Tyne see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newcastle upon Tyne?

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.