Counselling in Newquay

Photo of Dr Marta Wahnon, Psychologist in Newquay, England
Dr Marta Wahnon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newquay TR8
Welcome to my profile. I am a chartered Psychologist based in Newquay offering a safe and compassionate space to clients. My work focuses primarily on de-medicalising human suffering. I approach distress in the context in which it arises - as a natural response to difficult and often traumatic experiences. Instead of asking “what is wrong with you?”, I am interested in knowing “what has happened to you?” In contextualising distress, I support you to comprehend your experiences, in a manner that is meaningful to you, providing validation and facilitating the start of a healing journey.
Welcome to my profile. I am a chartered Psychologist based in Newquay offering a safe and compassionate space to clients. My work focuses primarily on de-medicalising human suffering. I approach distress in the context in which it arises - as a natural response to difficult and often traumatic experiences. Instead of asking “what is wrong with you?”, I am interested in knowing “what has happened to you?” In contextualising distress, I support you to comprehend your experiences, in a manner that is meaningful to you, providing validation and facilitating the start of a healing journey.
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Photo of Kathryn Spedding, Counsellor in Newquay, England
Kathryn Spedding
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
At my core I am a Person-centred Counsellor following an humanistic approach. The theory is, that with the right set of conditions: empathy, honesty, and non-judgementally, in a safe place, a person is able to reconcile and mend emotionally. The counsellor client bond of trust is crucial. As a qualified counsellor I accept whatever a client brings into the room.  I have experience working with Domestic Abuse (DA) in a leading DA agency supporting woman with catastrophic life circumstances. Consequently, I have particular experience with domestic violence (both physical and psychological) and long term sexual abuse.
At my core I am a Person-centred Counsellor following an humanistic approach. The theory is, that with the right set of conditions: empathy, honesty, and non-judgementally, in a safe place, a person is able to reconcile and mend emotionally. The counsellor client bond of trust is crucial. As a qualified counsellor I accept whatever a client brings into the room.  I have experience working with Domestic Abuse (DA) in a leading DA agency supporting woman with catastrophic life circumstances. Consequently, I have particular experience with domestic violence (both physical and psychological) and long term sexual abuse.
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Photo of LORENA Luisa Aguirre Cadarso in Newquay, England
LORENA Luisa Aguirre Cadarso
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newquay TR7  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist & psychotherapist, committed to heal your traumas or the difficult situation that you are going through, so that in the shortest time possible you can feel happy with life again. We will work together in an integral way, as with ur thoughts and beliefs and your emotions and sensations that have been trapped in your body. On the sessions, we will go step by step, respecting your time, so that it is a safe and transformative process. We will be releasing ur suffering until you reach the best version of yourself and for that to happen, trusting your therapist is crucial. I have a very warm & loving approach.
I am a psychologist & psychotherapist, committed to heal your traumas or the difficult situation that you are going through, so that in the shortest time possible you can feel happy with life again. We will work together in an integral way, as with ur thoughts and beliefs and your emotions and sensations that have been trapped in your body. On the sessions, we will go step by step, respecting your time, so that it is a safe and transformative process. We will be releasing ur suffering until you reach the best version of yourself and for that to happen, trusting your therapist is crucial. I have a very warm & loving approach.
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Photo of Nicola Donna Channing, Counsellor in Newquay, England
Nicola Donna Channing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newquay TR7
Hi, I'm Nicky a qualified person-centred and CBT-trained counsellor I work from the beautiful town of Newquay in Cornwall I work online, by phone, face to face and also home visits if needed. I can offer a relaxed safe environment for you to share anything that may be troubling you and preventing you from moving forward in your life. Sometimes life can be really tough and it can be difficult to talk to people even people that are the closest to you. Together we can explore anything that may be causing you to feel anxious or overwhelmed. In doing this we would aim to find a more manageable solution to what you are going through.
Hi, I'm Nicky a qualified person-centred and CBT-trained counsellor I work from the beautiful town of Newquay in Cornwall I work online, by phone, face to face and also home visits if needed. I can offer a relaxed safe environment for you to share anything that may be troubling you and preventing you from moving forward in your life. Sometimes life can be really tough and it can be difficult to talk to people even people that are the closest to you. Together we can explore anything that may be causing you to feel anxious or overwhelmed. In doing this we would aim to find a more manageable solution to what you are going through.
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Michelle Beard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newquay TR7
As a fully qualified person-centred counsellor within the heart of Newquay, Cornwall, I can provide you with the time and space to talk openly in a confidential environment. Whether you are seeking counselling to talk about your depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or perhaps just want someone from outside of your life to listen. I will provide a space that is non-judgmental and through empathy and congruence we can build a therapeutic relationship, for us to be able to reflect back on some of the issues that you're experiencing.
As a fully qualified person-centred counsellor within the heart of Newquay, Cornwall, I can provide you with the time and space to talk openly in a confidential environment. Whether you are seeking counselling to talk about your depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or perhaps just want someone from outside of your life to listen. I will provide a space that is non-judgmental and through empathy and congruence we can build a therapeutic relationship, for us to be able to reflect back on some of the issues that you're experiencing.
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Photo of Atlantic CBT and EMDR - Romina Scaramagli, Psychotherapist in Newquay, England
Atlantic CBT and EMDR - Romina Scaramagli
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR8
Life can be joyful but it can also be incredibly stressful and challenging. I don’t believe any of us can navigate life without experiencing difficult and painful life events. As with our physical health, maintaining our mental health and wellbeing is a lifelong commitment. Given the right set of circumstances any of us could experience mental health difficulties. We can experience traumas and adverse life events which can significantly impact our mental health and lives. There are so many factors that can influence how we are thinking, feeling and behaving, causing us to feel unwell and overwhelmed & in need of help and support.
Life can be joyful but it can also be incredibly stressful and challenging. I don’t believe any of us can navigate life without experiencing difficult and painful life events. As with our physical health, maintaining our mental health and wellbeing is a lifelong commitment. Given the right set of circumstances any of us could experience mental health difficulties. We can experience traumas and adverse life events which can significantly impact our mental health and lives. There are so many factors that can influence how we are thinking, feeling and behaving, causing us to feel unwell and overwhelmed & in need of help and support.
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Photo of Amey Minsansa, Counsellor in Newquay, England
Amey Minsansa
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
Hi, I am Amey, a Qualified Person Centred Therapist registered with the BACP. I offer counselling to people for a range of reasons including loss, depression, anxiety, low self esteem or those in need of a space to understand themselves and their experiences. For the past 8 years I have mainly worked with people affected by domestic abuse. Both those experiencing abuse and those being abusive. If your life has been touched by abuse and you would like to access a therapeutic space to explore the impacts of the abuse and what you may need to move forwards I would be happy to hear from you.
Hi, I am Amey, a Qualified Person Centred Therapist registered with the BACP. I offer counselling to people for a range of reasons including loss, depression, anxiety, low self esteem or those in need of a space to understand themselves and their experiences. For the past 8 years I have mainly worked with people affected by domestic abuse. Both those experiencing abuse and those being abusive. If your life has been touched by abuse and you would like to access a therapeutic space to explore the impacts of the abuse and what you may need to move forwards I would be happy to hear from you.
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Photo of Tim Aitchison, Psychotherapist in Newquay, England
Tim Aitchison
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7  (Online Only)
Many of us carry deep wounds from our childhoods and early lives, often without being completely conscious of it. Still raw, or thickly scarred, these traumas can manifest in our adult lives, through sensitivity to hurt, inflexibility or unhelpful, self defeating behaviours. In time these unhealed wounds can wreak havoc in our lives and relationships. When this day comes we are left with two choices, either carry on as best we can, condemned to repeat the hurts of the past, or learn to give ourselves the care and love we have always deserved. Counselling offers an opportunity to begin a new life of healing and growth.
Many of us carry deep wounds from our childhoods and early lives, often without being completely conscious of it. Still raw, or thickly scarred, these traumas can manifest in our adult lives, through sensitivity to hurt, inflexibility or unhelpful, self defeating behaviours. In time these unhealed wounds can wreak havoc in our lives and relationships. When this day comes we are left with two choices, either carry on as best we can, condemned to repeat the hurts of the past, or learn to give ourselves the care and love we have always deserved. Counselling offers an opportunity to begin a new life of healing and growth.
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Photo of Roxanne Ashley, Counsellor in Newquay, England
Roxanne Ashley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newquay TR7
I understand that seeking counselling for the first time can be daunting. Life can be overwhelming and difficult to make sense of on our own sometimes. Often people don't know where to go for support. Therapy can help you to explore your problems in a confidential and safe space without judgement. Through building a trusting and open relationship where you feel heard and understood I believe that we all have the potential to grow and heal.
I understand that seeking counselling for the first time can be daunting. Life can be overwhelming and difficult to make sense of on our own sometimes. Often people don't know where to go for support. Therapy can help you to explore your problems in a confidential and safe space without judgement. Through building a trusting and open relationship where you feel heard and understood I believe that we all have the potential to grow and heal.
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Photo of Marina Moran - Emdr Therapy, Psychologist in Newquay, England
Marina Moran - Emdr Therapy
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, I specialise in helping people who didn't feel good enough as children, and still don't feel good enough now, to change the way they think, feel and act so they can be kinder to the person they are and become the person they want to be. With over 10 years experience as a psychotherapist my work aims to heal trauma, and provice you with copig strategies to release emotional blocks and empowers yourself. I am trained in several therapeutic modalities, including: Gestalt Psychotherapy, Humanistic  Integrative Psychotherapy, EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Energy Psychology Techniques.
As a psychologist, I specialise in helping people who didn't feel good enough as children, and still don't feel good enough now, to change the way they think, feel and act so they can be kinder to the person they are and become the person they want to be. With over 10 years experience as a psychotherapist my work aims to heal trauma, and provice you with copig strategies to release emotional blocks and empowers yourself. I am trained in several therapeutic modalities, including: Gestalt Psychotherapy, Humanistic  Integrative Psychotherapy, EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Energy Psychology Techniques.
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Trusted Therapy LTD
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
Hi there, I'm Leanne,  as a qualified person-centred counsellor, you will be greeted with a warm empathetic and non-judgemental environment at all times where you lead the therapy. Your reason for looking for me to stand with you? is for me to walk alongside you to help you to achieve a more peaceful mindset to help in your everyday life by working through your worries, trauma, anxiety, depression or personal growth. I know this is not an easy thing for you to do. Life throws curve balls at us at times and these changes can leave us feeling overwhelmed, uncertain of what's to come, which then leaves us feeling unsettled.
Hi there, I'm Leanne,  as a qualified person-centred counsellor, you will be greeted with a warm empathetic and non-judgemental environment at all times where you lead the therapy. Your reason for looking for me to stand with you? is for me to walk alongside you to help you to achieve a more peaceful mindset to help in your everyday life by working through your worries, trauma, anxiety, depression or personal growth. I know this is not an easy thing for you to do. Life throws curve balls at us at times and these changes can leave us feeling overwhelmed, uncertain of what's to come, which then leaves us feeling unsettled.
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Photo of Jo Clayton, Counsellor in Newquay, England
Jo Clayton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
There are many reasons for seeking out therapy, although we often associate counselling with trauma, loss or coming to terms with difficult events or emotions. Sometimes we may feel 'stuck', replaying events in our mind or even in our relationships. By exploring our story in a safe, confidential space, we can unpick what's holding us back, process, heal and move towards acceptance. At times we may experience a general feeling of dissatisfaction we don't understand. Life isn't so bad so we 'shouldn't' feel this way, should we? We twist ourselves out of shape to live up to the ideals of others. We lose touch with our authentic self.
There are many reasons for seeking out therapy, although we often associate counselling with trauma, loss or coming to terms with difficult events or emotions. Sometimes we may feel 'stuck', replaying events in our mind or even in our relationships. By exploring our story in a safe, confidential space, we can unpick what's holding us back, process, heal and move towards acceptance. At times we may experience a general feeling of dissatisfaction we don't understand. Life isn't so bad so we 'shouldn't' feel this way, should we? We twist ourselves out of shape to live up to the ideals of others. We lose touch with our authentic self.
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Photo of Frances Read, Counsellor in Newquay, England
Frances Read
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7  (Online Only)
Have you experienced narcissistic abuse, coercive control or domestic violence? Maybe you are trying to recover from a narcissistic parent or abusive relationship, but are struggling with symptoms like anxiety, constant overthinking, self-analysing, and low self esteem? Or perhaps you are in a toxic relationship, trying to understand what's going on and find the strength to leave. Narcissistic and other forms of abuse can leave you feeling like a shell of your former self. Would you like to find someone who can help you understand and process the trauma you have experienced, to help you heal and become the person you want to be?
Have you experienced narcissistic abuse, coercive control or domestic violence? Maybe you are trying to recover from a narcissistic parent or abusive relationship, but are struggling with symptoms like anxiety, constant overthinking, self-analysing, and low self esteem? Or perhaps you are in a toxic relationship, trying to understand what's going on and find the strength to leave. Narcissistic and other forms of abuse can leave you feeling like a shell of your former self. Would you like to find someone who can help you understand and process the trauma you have experienced, to help you heal and become the person you want to be?
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Christian Assinobo Minsansa
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
Hi, my name is Christian and I am a Person Centred Counsellor offering remote sessions. I specialise in domestic abuse, racial identity, discrimination and trauma. I'm commited to recognising inequalities and strive to offer a counselling experience that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of the person I work with. I have found remote working has increased my ability to reach individuals in need of a therapeutic space that is inclusive of exploring cultural and racial identity. As a French Black male, I can empathise with feelings of being othered, so I am passionate about supporting people to cultivate a sense belonging.
Hi, my name is Christian and I am a Person Centred Counsellor offering remote sessions. I specialise in domestic abuse, racial identity, discrimination and trauma. I'm commited to recognising inequalities and strive to offer a counselling experience that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of the person I work with. I have found remote working has increased my ability to reach individuals in need of a therapeutic space that is inclusive of exploring cultural and racial identity. As a French Black male, I can empathise with feelings of being othered, so I am passionate about supporting people to cultivate a sense belonging.
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Heather Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR8
Hi, I am an intuitive, warm hearted and empathetic psychotherapist, offering sessions where we will work together to make sense of; life changes, bereavement, loss, negative feelings, stress triggers, thought processes, behavioural issues and issues that have triggered anxiety, depression and a lack of purpose. I offer Hypnotherapy, NLP and Energy Psychology within my sessions to support emotional release, resulting in a greater sense of well-being and emotional balance.
Hi, I am an intuitive, warm hearted and empathetic psychotherapist, offering sessions where we will work together to make sense of; life changes, bereavement, loss, negative feelings, stress triggers, thought processes, behavioural issues and issues that have triggered anxiety, depression and a lack of purpose. I offer Hypnotherapy, NLP and Energy Psychology within my sessions to support emotional release, resulting in a greater sense of well-being and emotional balance.
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Counselling Connection
MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
It can be hard to reach out for professional support. Counselling Connection has designed its service to connect you to a small team of qualified therapists who may work in different ways but all have the same goal: to support you on your journey. If you don't "click" with the first counsellor you see, you are encouraged to meet with another member of our team so that you don't have to go back to square one in your search for a counsellor.
It can be hard to reach out for professional support. Counselling Connection has designed its service to connect you to a small team of qualified therapists who may work in different ways but all have the same goal: to support you on your journey. If you don't "click" with the first counsellor you see, you are encouraged to meet with another member of our team so that you don't have to go back to square one in your search for a counsellor.
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Photo of Rose Ellie Peters, Counsellor in Newquay, England
Rose Ellie Peters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
I will be here for you to say what ever you need to say, there will be no judgment. I will offer you a space to work through your life’s experience that has led you to seek counselling, whatever that might be.
I will be here for you to say what ever you need to say, there will be no judgment. I will offer you a space to work through your life’s experience that has led you to seek counselling, whatever that might be.
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Photo of Naomi Parslow, Counsellor in Newquay, England
Naomi Parslow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
I offer short and long term therapy for young people and adults experiencing a range of emotional and psychological difficulties such as family and relationship dynamics, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, chronic pain, life transitions and historic trauma. You may be feeling stuck in familiar patterns which make you feel vulnerable, afraid or alone causing feelings of emotional overwhelm and confusion without resources to help you cope with daily life. I understand we consider therapy when it feels no longer possible to resolve difficulties and life challenges alone. With warmth, kindness and curiosity, I am here to help.
I offer short and long term therapy for young people and adults experiencing a range of emotional and psychological difficulties such as family and relationship dynamics, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, chronic pain, life transitions and historic trauma. You may be feeling stuck in familiar patterns which make you feel vulnerable, afraid or alone causing feelings of emotional overwhelm and confusion without resources to help you cope with daily life. I understand we consider therapy when it feels no longer possible to resolve difficulties and life challenges alone. With warmth, kindness and curiosity, I am here to help.
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Photo of Sophie Faull, Counsellor in Newquay, England
Sophie Faull
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
Is life overwhelming and you need to talk to someone? Maybe you need help to develop coping strategies for your anxiety? Whatever challenges you are are facing, I offer a confidential and supportive space to explore your feelings. Being heard and seen in this space, without judgement can be deeply healing. I won't give advice but I won't sit and say nothing either. Instead, I will ask questions and offer other perspectives, enabling you to consider your troubles in depth, and giving you an opportunity to explore what you can do to move forward. I can also suggest ways to help manage panic attacks, and feelings of anxiety and anger.
Is life overwhelming and you need to talk to someone? Maybe you need help to develop coping strategies for your anxiety? Whatever challenges you are are facing, I offer a confidential and supportive space to explore your feelings. Being heard and seen in this space, without judgement can be deeply healing. I won't give advice but I won't sit and say nothing either. Instead, I will ask questions and offer other perspectives, enabling you to consider your troubles in depth, and giving you an opportunity to explore what you can do to move forward. I can also suggest ways to help manage panic attacks, and feelings of anxiety and anger.
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My Space Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
‘How are you?’ How often do you reply truthfully to others and to yourself? Therapy is a journey of change, in a supportive, confidential, non-judgemental environment, empowering you to find your own voice, confidence, knowledge and awareness. Reconnecting with these enables you to move forward. Allow yourself regular time in a peaceful space away from the demands of life to talk in private with someone who is objective and impartial. As an integrative psychotherapist you are the complete focus, I use a flexible approach to fit your needs. I work with all ages & specialise in Trauma work ( past or present, complex or PTSD).
‘How are you?’ How often do you reply truthfully to others and to yourself? Therapy is a journey of change, in a supportive, confidential, non-judgemental environment, empowering you to find your own voice, confidence, knowledge and awareness. Reconnecting with these enables you to move forward. Allow yourself regular time in a peaceful space away from the demands of life to talk in private with someone who is objective and impartial. As an integrative psychotherapist you are the complete focus, I use a flexible approach to fit your needs. I work with all ages & specialise in Trauma work ( past or present, complex or PTSD).
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newquay

30+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Newquay who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
65% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aviva
83% AXA PPP
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in Newquay see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newquay?

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.