Counselling in Northumberland

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Photo of Katy Hunter, Psychologist in Northumberland, England
Katy Hunter
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We all struggle at some point in our lives and there is benefit in seeking some help to move forwards and get past what is holding us back. Professional psychology sessions can fundamentally change things within a short number of sessions (6-16). I work with people who have any presentation of symptoms, experiences or unexplained ongoing physical or neurological symptoms. I work with trauma - which is what we can be left with following challenging relationships or difficult life events.
We all struggle at some point in our lives and there is benefit in seeking some help to move forwards and get past what is holding us back. Professional psychology sessions can fundamentally change things within a short number of sessions (6-16). I work with people who have any presentation of symptoms, experiences or unexplained ongoing physical or neurological symptoms. I work with trauma - which is what we can be left with following challenging relationships or difficult life events.
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Dr Clark Davison
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hexham NE46
My name is Dr Clark Davison and I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with experience working within the NHS and private sector at a senior level.
My name is Dr Clark Davison and I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with experience working within the NHS and private sector at a senior level.
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Photo of Dr Zoe Marie Gotts, Psychologist in Northumberland, England
Dr Zoe Marie Gotts
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morpeth NE61
Dr Zoe Gotts PhD, DClinPsy, is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. Zoe works with adults (age 16+) with a wide range of mental and physical health problems. She offers evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for psychological, emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, adjusting to medical conditions, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Zoe offers a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), trauma-focused therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr Zoe Gotts PhD, DClinPsy, is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. Zoe works with adults (age 16+) with a wide range of mental and physical health problems. She offers evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for psychological, emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, adjusting to medical conditions, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Zoe offers a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), trauma-focused therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
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Photo of Kate Chartres Therapy and Consultation in Northumberland, England
Kate Chartres Therapy and Consultation
MA
Verified Verified
I am a Consultant Nurse currently on a career break, an accredited EMDR consultant and clinical supervisor. I specialise in working with co-morbid physical and mental health problems, although I work with people with everything from mild anxiety to complex trauma. I also have training in DBT, NLP, Hypnosis and am an accredited EFT practitioner. I believe that the mind and body are closely connected and one has to heal using the body and the mind to get the best benefit.
I am a Consultant Nurse currently on a career break, an accredited EMDR consultant and clinical supervisor. I specialise in working with co-morbid physical and mental health problems, although I work with people with everything from mild anxiety to complex trauma. I also have training in DBT, NLP, Hypnosis and am an accredited EFT practitioner. I believe that the mind and body are closely connected and one has to heal using the body and the mind to get the best benefit.
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Photo of Michelle Robinson, Counsellor in Northumberland, England
Michelle Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Morpeth NE61
Hi there, thanks for checking my profile. Sometimes life events can feel overwhelming and impact us in a myriad of ways. You might be feeling stuck in a rut at work or in a personal relationship and want a space to consider the reasons for this in a safe and non-judgemental relationship. I will work with whatever you bring to therapy and together we will commit to establishing your objectives and through the medium of the therapeutic relationship I will assist you towards resolution. I have experience working with under 18s, the elderly as well as adults.Areas of expertise include life transitions such as death, divorce, retirement.
Hi there, thanks for checking my profile. Sometimes life events can feel overwhelming and impact us in a myriad of ways. You might be feeling stuck in a rut at work or in a personal relationship and want a space to consider the reasons for this in a safe and non-judgemental relationship. I will work with whatever you bring to therapy and together we will commit to establishing your objectives and through the medium of the therapeutic relationship I will assist you towards resolution. I have experience working with under 18s, the elderly as well as adults.Areas of expertise include life transitions such as death, divorce, retirement.
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Photo of Gill Louise Stephenson, Psychotherapist in Northumberland, England
Gill Louise Stephenson
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Hexham NE47
Are you feeling challenged by something in the past or present, anxious and overwhelmed. Or are you struggling and finding it difficult to cope with life in general? As a trainee psychotherapist, I work in a relational and integrative way, which means that I look at different approaches to understand how your previous experiences might impact on current relationships, helping to relate to how you are in life. Helping you to explore and process your feelings. and helping you to work through past and present issues, which may relate to how you’re feeling both physically and mentally.
Are you feeling challenged by something in the past or present, anxious and overwhelmed. Or are you struggling and finding it difficult to cope with life in general? As a trainee psychotherapist, I work in a relational and integrative way, which means that I look at different approaches to understand how your previous experiences might impact on current relationships, helping to relate to how you are in life. Helping you to explore and process your feelings. and helping you to work through past and present issues, which may relate to how you’re feeling both physically and mentally.
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Photo of Becca Mather, Counsellor in Northumberland, England
Becca Mather
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blyth NE24  (Online Only)
Are you pregnant or just had a baby? Are you a parent to an older child? Are you feeling burnt out, overwhelmed and anxious? Do you feel like now you’re ready to work through your feelings with someone who gets it and is 100% on your side? I understand the courage it takes to reach out for therapy so I offer a non judgemental approach to help explore your emotions with you and help work towards any goals you have. We take it at your pace so you can choose whether you want a few sessions or something more long term.
Are you pregnant or just had a baby? Are you a parent to an older child? Are you feeling burnt out, overwhelmed and anxious? Do you feel like now you’re ready to work through your feelings with someone who gets it and is 100% on your side? I understand the courage it takes to reach out for therapy so I offer a non judgemental approach to help explore your emotions with you and help work towards any goals you have. We take it at your pace so you can choose whether you want a few sessions or something more long term.
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Photo of Hannah Stocks, Counsellor in Northumberland, England
Hannah Stocks
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hexham NE47  (Online Only)
For me and my practice, it is really important to understand and acknowledge the complexity of every individuals experience. I endeavour to do this by holding an open mind and creating a safe boundaried space in which we can both get to know you better. I encorporate a range of theories and skills in order to best facilitate your individual process and needs. Within my practice I work with a range of issues such as anxiety & depression, sexual abuse, trauma, sexuality exploration, gender, anger, loss, illness and body image. I am currently working online.
For me and my practice, it is really important to understand and acknowledge the complexity of every individuals experience. I endeavour to do this by holding an open mind and creating a safe boundaried space in which we can both get to know you better. I encorporate a range of theories and skills in order to best facilitate your individual process and needs. Within my practice I work with a range of issues such as anxiety & depression, sexual abuse, trauma, sexuality exploration, gender, anger, loss, illness and body image. I am currently working online.
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Photo of Larissa Johnson, Psychologist in Northumberland, England
Larissa Johnson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Whitley Bay NE25  (Online Only)
Hi there! I offer a compassionate space for individuals to navigate their own unique pathways of growth. I work with individuals who find they have identified the following difficulties: traumatic histories, shame, self-criticism, personality difficulties, high stress, distress tolerance, and managing or regulating difficult emotions. You may find that you are reliving memories of terrible events of the past. Maybe you are constantly speaking down to yourself and it hinders you from achieving your goals? Or maybe you are finding that your emotions are just too much? If any of these sound like you, get in touch - I'd love to help.
Hi there! I offer a compassionate space for individuals to navigate their own unique pathways of growth. I work with individuals who find they have identified the following difficulties: traumatic histories, shame, self-criticism, personality difficulties, high stress, distress tolerance, and managing or regulating difficult emotions. You may find that you are reliving memories of terrible events of the past. Maybe you are constantly speaking down to yourself and it hinders you from achieving your goals? Or maybe you are finding that your emotions are just too much? If any of these sound like you, get in touch - I'd love to help.
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Photo of Dr Sonia Pace, Psychologist in Northumberland, England
Dr Sonia Pace
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m Dr Sonia Pace, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I have over 12 years experience working with adults with a range of psychological and mental health difficulties. I work collaboratively with you each step of the way creating a supportive environment that enables self-discovery and growth. Therapy involves creating a safe space to develop a greater understanding of why you might be experiencing current difficulties and then using this understanding to tailor an approach that meets your individual needs.
Hello, I’m Dr Sonia Pace, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I have over 12 years experience working with adults with a range of psychological and mental health difficulties. I work collaboratively with you each step of the way creating a supportive environment that enables self-discovery and growth. Therapy involves creating a safe space to develop a greater understanding of why you might be experiencing current difficulties and then using this understanding to tailor an approach that meets your individual needs.
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Photo of Dan Entwisle, Counsellor in Northumberland, England
Dan Entwisle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE20  (Online Only)
I bring more than just academic qualifications to counselling. I also bring my experience from my previous career as a broadcaster to create a unique therapeutic offer. As an integrative therapist I am ready to guide you on your personal path to wellbeing. My style is informal and welcoming. I don't just hear what you have to tell me, I listen and help you find your path by fostering a creative and positve theraputic alliance.
I bring more than just academic qualifications to counselling. I also bring my experience from my previous career as a broadcaster to create a unique therapeutic offer. As an integrative therapist I am ready to guide you on your personal path to wellbeing. My style is informal and welcoming. I don't just hear what you have to tell me, I listen and help you find your path by fostering a creative and positve theraputic alliance.
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Photo of Psychology Connections On The Coast, Psychologist in Northumberland, England
Psychology Connections On The Coast
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Many of us can be our own harshest critic...never feeling good enough, never feeling as if we are "enough", not wanted or unloveable...these thoughts understandably have a big impact on our wellbeing and day to day functioning. It's not just you that feels this way - many of us struggle with these thoughts and feelings at times, but particularly if we've experienced adversity or trauma, this may have become the "norm" in the way we think about ourselves. But this can change. And when we start to think about ourselves and relate differently to ourselves, the world feels like a much better place!
Many of us can be our own harshest critic...never feeling good enough, never feeling as if we are "enough", not wanted or unloveable...these thoughts understandably have a big impact on our wellbeing and day to day functioning. It's not just you that feels this way - many of us struggle with these thoughts and feelings at times, but particularly if we've experienced adversity or trauma, this may have become the "norm" in the way we think about ourselves. But this can change. And when we start to think about ourselves and relate differently to ourselves, the world feels like a much better place!
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Photo of Anna Kate Peter, Psychotherapist in Northumberland, England
Anna Kate Peter
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer a space where you can feel safe and free to talk about the issues that you are currently facing, knowing that what you say is confidential, and will not be judged. Are you suffering from problems that are hindering you from actively enjoying life? I work with you to find a deeper understanding of what may be causing these problems, working towards raising awareness of why you feel the way you do. This will enable you to make changes in your life and increase your sense of wellbeing.
I offer a space where you can feel safe and free to talk about the issues that you are currently facing, knowing that what you say is confidential, and will not be judged. Are you suffering from problems that are hindering you from actively enjoying life? I work with you to find a deeper understanding of what may be causing these problems, working towards raising awareness of why you feel the way you do. This will enable you to make changes in your life and increase your sense of wellbeing.
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Photo of David Merritt, Counsellor in Northumberland, England
David Merritt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Morpeth NE61
Life can be difficult. It throws up challenges, changes and conflicts. These can be within ourselves, or in our relationships and work, or from living in a worrying world. Counsellors work together with people who are faced with troubles, burdens and questions and seek to help them find a better place to be. Whatever the source of the problem I believe that counselling has the potential to help. People can talk to someone who will not judge them but listen to them carefully and supportively. Counsellors can also go a little deeper and use a range of techniques which may be of help.
Life can be difficult. It throws up challenges, changes and conflicts. These can be within ourselves, or in our relationships and work, or from living in a worrying world. Counsellors work together with people who are faced with troubles, burdens and questions and seek to help them find a better place to be. Whatever the source of the problem I believe that counselling has the potential to help. People can talk to someone who will not judge them but listen to them carefully and supportively. Counsellors can also go a little deeper and use a range of techniques which may be of help.
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Photo of Dr Carolyn Law, Psychologist in Northumberland, England
Dr Carolyn Law
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Most importantly, I work with people, not diagnoses or labels. I specialise in working with those with a history of trauma, whether that’s one off events such as a car crash, sexual assault or attack, or layers of trauma in the form of childhood neglect/abuse, a military/medical career or an abusive relationship. I try to help my patients overcome their ongoing reactions to this trauma, such as nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, high levels of anxiety and poor sleep. I also work with people experiencing moral injury and survivors guilt. Additionally, those experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and relationship issues.
Most importantly, I work with people, not diagnoses or labels. I specialise in working with those with a history of trauma, whether that’s one off events such as a car crash, sexual assault or attack, or layers of trauma in the form of childhood neglect/abuse, a military/medical career or an abusive relationship. I try to help my patients overcome their ongoing reactions to this trauma, such as nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, high levels of anxiety and poor sleep. I also work with people experiencing moral injury and survivors guilt. Additionally, those experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and relationship issues.
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Photo of Xania Prentice, Counsellor in Northumberland, England
Xania Prentice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hexham NE46
The most important aspect of my practice is the relationship between myself and you, the client. I aim to create a safe, approachable environment to ease the building of trust and an understanding of one another and help you to feel comfortable enough to share and explore whatever you are experiencing. My therapeutic approach as an Integrative Counsellor, enables me to work from a Person Centred perspective with the adaptability to use other therapeutic approaches. This means that you, the client have control over how our sessions are carried out, your perspective, your story, and your lived experience are highly valued.
The most important aspect of my practice is the relationship between myself and you, the client. I aim to create a safe, approachable environment to ease the building of trust and an understanding of one another and help you to feel comfortable enough to share and explore whatever you are experiencing. My therapeutic approach as an Integrative Counsellor, enables me to work from a Person Centred perspective with the adaptability to use other therapeutic approaches. This means that you, the client have control over how our sessions are carried out, your perspective, your story, and your lived experience are highly valued.
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Photo of Suzi Hutton, Counsellor in Northumberland, England
Suzi Hutton
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Morpeth NE61
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for viewing my profile, please note I am out of contact till mid January 2024 and cannot reply to any enquiries. Our therapeutic relationship is based on sensitivity, respect and an appreciation of all issues. Therapy is an opportunity for you to share personal difficulties with a trusted, professional and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor. Therapy can help you understand the source of any distress or confusion you may be experiencing and if we can understand the reasons for these uncomfortable feelings it can often bring freedom, and the opportunity to consider an alternative way of being.
Thank you for viewing my profile, please note I am out of contact till mid January 2024 and cannot reply to any enquiries. Our therapeutic relationship is based on sensitivity, respect and an appreciation of all issues. Therapy is an opportunity for you to share personal difficulties with a trusted, professional and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor. Therapy can help you understand the source of any distress or confusion you may be experiencing and if we can understand the reasons for these uncomfortable feelings it can often bring freedom, and the opportunity to consider an alternative way of being.
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Photo of Dr Sarah Woods, Psychologist in Northumberland, England
Dr Sarah Woods
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morpeth NE61
Are you looking for CBT, EMDR or acceptance and commitment therapy? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, symptoms of trauma (PTSD) or adjustment to physical health problems? Or perhaps you feel stuck and feel life has lost some meaning for you. I can help you understand why you feel this way and help you learn new coping skills to move forwards. Over the years, I have helped many people reach their goals, heal from trauma and overcome their difficulties. Making changes can be hard but improving our well being and truly connecting with the important things in life can make us feel fulfilled and increase satisfaction.
Are you looking for CBT, EMDR or acceptance and commitment therapy? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, symptoms of trauma (PTSD) or adjustment to physical health problems? Or perhaps you feel stuck and feel life has lost some meaning for you. I can help you understand why you feel this way and help you learn new coping skills to move forwards. Over the years, I have helped many people reach their goals, heal from trauma and overcome their difficulties. Making changes can be hard but improving our well being and truly connecting with the important things in life can make us feel fulfilled and increase satisfaction.
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Photo of Child Psychotherapy - Gill Murray, Psychotherapist in Northumberland, England
Child Psychotherapy - Gill Murray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Morpeth NE65
Often children’s emotions overwhelm them and they need a space & time to express them safely. Child Psychotherapy helps a child or young person explore & make sense of their reactions to a situation, event or internal struggle. This can be associated to worries about a range of difficulties including: family breakdown, transition, loss & bereavement, peer & sibling relationships, anxiety & depression.
Often children’s emotions overwhelm them and they need a space & time to express them safely. Child Psychotherapy helps a child or young person explore & make sense of their reactions to a situation, event or internal struggle. This can be associated to worries about a range of difficulties including: family breakdown, transition, loss & bereavement, peer & sibling relationships, anxiety & depression.
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Photo of Jane Miller, Counsellor in Northumberland, England
Jane Miller
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I work with adults, young people and children. Whether it is yourself or your child who needs support please get in touch for an informal chat. Counselling can help with many issues you (or your child) may be facing. Anxiety, low mood, depression, bereavement, abuse, family issues, marital problems or past trauma are some examples of problems you can explore through counselling. I have considerable experience working with clients from the LGBT+ community. I have significant experience working with self- harm in teenagers and also working with young people who are neuro-diverse and their families.
I work with adults, young people and children. Whether it is yourself or your child who needs support please get in touch for an informal chat. Counselling can help with many issues you (or your child) may be facing. Anxiety, low mood, depression, bereavement, abuse, family issues, marital problems or past trauma are some examples of problems you can explore through counselling. I have considerable experience working with clients from the LGBT+ community. I have significant experience working with self- harm in teenagers and also working with young people who are neuro-diverse and their families.
01670 332538 View 01670 332538

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Northumberland

70+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Northumberland who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Self Esteem
86% Stress
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aviva
70% Bupa
59% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Northumberland see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Northumberland?

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.