Counselling in Nottingham

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Raj Butler
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
Making the decision about coming to counselling can be quite daunting however more and more people are looking to therapists for support. It is important to choose a therapist that is right for you so I will give you as much information as possible to help you make an informed choice. I believe that when we have a better understanding of who we are/our patterns of behaviour then we can engage in healthier relationships, live autonomous lives and fulfil our potential.
Making the decision about coming to counselling can be quite daunting however more and more people are looking to therapists for support. It is important to choose a therapist that is right for you so I will give you as much information as possible to help you make an informed choice. I believe that when we have a better understanding of who we are/our patterns of behaviour then we can engage in healthier relationships, live autonomous lives and fulfil our potential.
0115 647 7037 View 0115 647 7037
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Claire Marlow
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG13
Would you like to feel calm and less reactive? Less overwhelmed and more in control? To feel happier in your relationships with others…and with yourself? Sometimes in life, we get “stuck” and feel hopeless, unable to see a way forward. Whether you're plagued by a negative self-image, painful relationships or you're struggling to cope with life, I offer counselling and psychotherapy, to people just like you. I'll empower you to make the changes that you want to make and become the person you were meant to be. Too many professionals promise that they will transform your life! I won't do that - but I know that with my help, you can.
Would you like to feel calm and less reactive? Less overwhelmed and more in control? To feel happier in your relationships with others…and with yourself? Sometimes in life, we get “stuck” and feel hopeless, unable to see a way forward. Whether you're plagued by a negative self-image, painful relationships or you're struggling to cope with life, I offer counselling and psychotherapy, to people just like you. I'll empower you to make the changes that you want to make and become the person you were meant to be. Too many professionals promise that they will transform your life! I won't do that - but I know that with my help, you can.
01949 480446 View 01949 480446
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Sally Hearson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and psychotherapist (BSc, MBACP), working in person from the Sherwood / Mapperley Park area of Nottingham. I work with adults and young people, offering a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. I have extensive experience working with women, and the complex issues we can face. My passion lies in working with young women in recovery from addictions and disordered eating. I believe that together, we can safely explore deeper into these creative ways of managing the impact of trauma, at a pace that feels right for you.
I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and psychotherapist (BSc, MBACP), working in person from the Sherwood / Mapperley Park area of Nottingham. I work with adults and young people, offering a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. I have extensive experience working with women, and the complex issues we can face. My passion lies in working with young women in recovery from addictions and disordered eating. I believe that together, we can safely explore deeper into these creative ways of managing the impact of trauma, at a pace that feels right for you.
0115 647 8046 View 0115 647 8046
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Lillie Yange
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
I aim to build an honest and respectable therapeutic relationship with you, that allows you to express yourself openly.My personal approach is based on a positive belief in the potential of human beings. My willingness and positive approach is to meet you where you are, in a confidential space that allows you to explore your feelings and thoughts, whilst I support you in discovering new ways of being. It is my belief that working together with you, empowers you to have the autonomy to make decisions and choices that are right for yourself and build a sense of resilience to aid your emotional well-being.
I aim to build an honest and respectable therapeutic relationship with you, that allows you to express yourself openly.My personal approach is based on a positive belief in the potential of human beings. My willingness and positive approach is to meet you where you are, in a confidential space that allows you to explore your feelings and thoughts, whilst I support you in discovering new ways of being. It is my belief that working together with you, empowers you to have the autonomy to make decisions and choices that are right for yourself and build a sense of resilience to aid your emotional well-being.
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Photo of Clare Blissett CBT, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Clare Blissett CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, low or struggling with low self esteem? Its estimated one in four people experience mental health problems, like anxiety and depression each year. You are not on your own. If you are feeling stuck and struggling to make changes I may be able to help. I am a fully qualified and experienced therapist having worked over thirteen years in mental health settings. I originally worked as an Occupational therapist before qualifying and working as a CBT Therapist since 2009.
Are you feeling anxious, low or struggling with low self esteem? Its estimated one in four people experience mental health problems, like anxiety and depression each year. You are not on your own. If you are feeling stuck and struggling to make changes I may be able to help. I am a fully qualified and experienced therapist having worked over thirteen years in mental health settings. I originally worked as an Occupational therapist before qualifying and working as a CBT Therapist since 2009.
0115 671 3601 View 0115 671 3601
Photo of Laurie May Atkinson, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Laurie May Atkinson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist and taking part in counselling can be a stressful process. You may be wish to work on a specific issue, event or problem in your life, or perhaps you are negotiating a major change or period of anxiety or depression. I believe everyone has the innate capacity to reach their full potential, but sometimes difficult experiences and relationships can stifle growth. I offer you a safe, empathic, and reflective space in which to negotiate blocks in your life, develop your self-esteem, and give you the confidence to follow your path.
Finding a therapist and taking part in counselling can be a stressful process. You may be wish to work on a specific issue, event or problem in your life, or perhaps you are negotiating a major change or period of anxiety or depression. I believe everyone has the innate capacity to reach their full potential, but sometimes difficult experiences and relationships can stifle growth. I offer you a safe, empathic, and reflective space in which to negotiate blocks in your life, develop your self-esteem, and give you the confidence to follow your path.
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Dr Danila D'Errico
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG9  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS in a Community Mental Health Team for Adults in Working Age. I love my job and I believe it is a privilege to be able to step into someone’s life and become, even for a short amount of time, part of their life story, their narrative. My aim is to ensure you feel heard, supported, and ultimately empowered. In the past, I have helped people to process past traumatic experiences that were having a major impact on their lives and to understand patterns of relating to self and others which might have left them feeling stuck, anxious, sad, guilty, and/or ashamed.
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS in a Community Mental Health Team for Adults in Working Age. I love my job and I believe it is a privilege to be able to step into someone’s life and become, even for a short amount of time, part of their life story, their narrative. My aim is to ensure you feel heard, supported, and ultimately empowered. In the past, I have helped people to process past traumatic experiences that were having a major impact on their lives and to understand patterns of relating to self and others which might have left them feeling stuck, anxious, sad, guilty, and/or ashamed.
0115 647 1253 View 0115 647 1253
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Charlotte Mathysse
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
Are there changes you want to make in your life, but feel there are barriers preventing you? Maybe you feel anxious, depressed, or disconnected from others. You might feel stuck in ways that you don’t understand. ​Are you finding it difficult to cope with significant life changes? Perhaps you have become a parent, you are making a career change, a relationship is ending or changing, or you’ve suffered a bereavement? ​My relational therapy is aimed at helping you to navigate these changes in your life to live in a more empowered and fulfilled way. ​
Are there changes you want to make in your life, but feel there are barriers preventing you? Maybe you feel anxious, depressed, or disconnected from others. You might feel stuck in ways that you don’t understand. ​Are you finding it difficult to cope with significant life changes? Perhaps you have become a parent, you are making a career change, a relationship is ending or changing, or you’ve suffered a bereavement? ​My relational therapy is aimed at helping you to navigate these changes in your life to live in a more empowered and fulfilled way. ​
0115 647 3844 View 0115 647 3844
Photo of Sharon Robinson, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Sharon Robinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
I am a relational, developmental integrative psychotherapist. My therapeutic approach reflects my humanistic philosophy, acknowledging the autonomy and uniqueness of the individual. At any time in our lives, we may encounter issues or events we find difficult to cope with. Finding our way can be lonely, frightening and deeply challenging. Working collaboratively, my aim is to provide a safe, warm, accepting environment for you to explore your experiences, concerns and needs, offering an empathic, compassionate, non-judgemental and genuine relational experience to help facilitate greater self-awareness, healing and growth.
I am a relational, developmental integrative psychotherapist. My therapeutic approach reflects my humanistic philosophy, acknowledging the autonomy and uniqueness of the individual. At any time in our lives, we may encounter issues or events we find difficult to cope with. Finding our way can be lonely, frightening and deeply challenging. Working collaboratively, my aim is to provide a safe, warm, accepting environment for you to explore your experiences, concerns and needs, offering an empathic, compassionate, non-judgemental and genuine relational experience to help facilitate greater self-awareness, healing and growth.
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Nick Ratcliff
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG7  (Online Only)
Working on-line, I provide a warm, accepting environment. An authentic, confidential and secure atmosphere for therapy allows the opportunity to explore, understand and work towards your therapeutic goals, with the passion and humour I bring. Dealing with the "difficult stuff" is something we are all capable of avoiding. It needs to feel safe enough to talk about what can feel most vulnerable and hardest to put into words. My role is to create the atmosphere where there's trust in; not being judged, found too much or not enough, being heard and valued. Email is the best way to contact me, I look forward to hearing from you
Working on-line, I provide a warm, accepting environment. An authentic, confidential and secure atmosphere for therapy allows the opportunity to explore, understand and work towards your therapeutic goals, with the passion and humour I bring. Dealing with the "difficult stuff" is something we are all capable of avoiding. It needs to feel safe enough to talk about what can feel most vulnerable and hardest to put into words. My role is to create the atmosphere where there's trust in; not being judged, found too much or not enough, being heard and valued. Email is the best way to contact me, I look forward to hearing from you
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Photo of Anne - Marie Gardiner, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Anne - Marie Gardiner
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile, my guess is that you are reading this as you maybe currently struggling with issues/difficult life events which may feel like a heavy fog in which you can't see your way through. I'm here to offer a private, confidential and safe environment, without judgement in which you can talk openly to find different ways of thinking enabling you to gain clearer thoughts. I am respectful of all individuals life experiences as I have the understanding and experience to help you gain the most from our sessions. I have immediate availability so you can see me quickly, I offer a cuppa too.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile, my guess is that you are reading this as you maybe currently struggling with issues/difficult life events which may feel like a heavy fog in which you can't see your way through. I'm here to offer a private, confidential and safe environment, without judgement in which you can talk openly to find different ways of thinking enabling you to gain clearer thoughts. I am respectful of all individuals life experiences as I have the understanding and experience to help you gain the most from our sessions. I have immediate availability so you can see me quickly, I offer a cuppa too.
0115 697 1897 View 0115 697 1897
Photo of Kim Lewin, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Kim Lewin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
The path to healing and self knowledge can be hard. The therapeutic relationship offers a safe space to reflect on life experiences, change negative patterns and work through trauma. I am a fully qualified person centred and experiential psychotherapist , trained to MSc level and BACP registered, also holding a degree in Creative, Expressive therapies. I offer a supportive and confidential environment, where we can work together through any experiences and thought processes that you choose to bring to session. Together we will work towards self understanding and personal growth.
The path to healing and self knowledge can be hard. The therapeutic relationship offers a safe space to reflect on life experiences, change negative patterns and work through trauma. I am a fully qualified person centred and experiential psychotherapist , trained to MSc level and BACP registered, also holding a degree in Creative, Expressive therapies. I offer a supportive and confidential environment, where we can work together through any experiences and thought processes that you choose to bring to session. Together we will work towards self understanding and personal growth.
0115 647 7340 View 0115 647 7340
Photo of Teresa Bee Counselling, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Teresa Bee Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
I offer short-term counselling, where we can work through more immediate and specific problems and longer-term psychotherapy for more intricate and deeper exploration. Whatever you have experienced, my aim is to help you move forward and benefit from the way you want to live your life. I understand how the impact of trauma on our lives creates a block in how we think and behave; where our past can overshadow or impede our view of our present life. With grief & loss, I recognise the parallel process of coping with our daily lives whilst managing a roller coaster of emotions and feelings that is both challenging and exhausting.
I offer short-term counselling, where we can work through more immediate and specific problems and longer-term psychotherapy for more intricate and deeper exploration. Whatever you have experienced, my aim is to help you move forward and benefit from the way you want to live your life. I understand how the impact of trauma on our lives creates a block in how we think and behave; where our past can overshadow or impede our view of our present life. With grief & loss, I recognise the parallel process of coping with our daily lives whilst managing a roller coaster of emotions and feelings that is both challenging and exhausting.
0115 824 4286 View 0115 824 4286
Photo of Lisa Goodinson Counselling, Counsellor in Nottingham, England
Lisa Goodinson Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG12
It is absolutely okay to acknowledge that you might need some support during challenging times. Asking for help is a sign of strength and courage, and it can lead to valuable self-discovery and growth. Seeking support is a proactive step towards improving your well-being and navigating life's ups and downs more effectively. If you are struggling to make sense of your feelings. I can provide you with a secure, confidential, non-judgemental space to explore them safely. At the end of the day, we are all human beings, and sometimes life is hard. It is OK to need support.
It is absolutely okay to acknowledge that you might need some support during challenging times. Asking for help is a sign of strength and courage, and it can lead to valuable self-discovery and growth. Seeking support is a proactive step towards improving your well-being and navigating life's ups and downs more effectively. If you are struggling to make sense of your feelings. I can provide you with a secure, confidential, non-judgemental space to explore them safely. At the end of the day, we are all human beings, and sometimes life is hard. It is OK to need support.
0115 647 3518 View 0115 647 3518
Photo of Beverli Andrea Taylor, Counsellor in Nottingham, England
Beverli Andrea Taylor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
There are occasions when difficult life experiences can create barriers to moving forward even though this may be your greatest desire. When difficult feelings seem overwhelming and begin to impact on personal development therapy can provide a supportive non-judgemental space which can help in moving towards growth and change. I offer a supportive caring service, a confidential space where it is possible to gain personal insight and awareness which support conditions for creating balance.
There are occasions when difficult life experiences can create barriers to moving forward even though this may be your greatest desire. When difficult feelings seem overwhelming and begin to impact on personal development therapy can provide a supportive non-judgemental space which can help in moving towards growth and change. I offer a supportive caring service, a confidential space where it is possible to gain personal insight and awareness which support conditions for creating balance.
0115 697 1844 x078523 View 0115 697 1844 x078523
Photo of Dr Harry (Henry) Ager, Psychologist in Nottingham, England
Dr Harry (Henry) Ager
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
I am a Clinical Psychologist. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), an MSc in Forensic Psychology and a BSc in Psychology with Criminology. I am highly experienced in working with individuals with complex clinical presentations across the lifespan. I have largely worked for the NHS in adult mental health, forensic and rehabilitation settings. Along with common mental health difficulties, I particularly specialise in personality disorders, substance misuse and psychosis. I also have a keen interest in physical exercise, nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive health behaviour change.
I am a Clinical Psychologist. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), an MSc in Forensic Psychology and a BSc in Psychology with Criminology. I am highly experienced in working with individuals with complex clinical presentations across the lifespan. I have largely worked for the NHS in adult mental health, forensic and rehabilitation settings. Along with common mental health difficulties, I particularly specialise in personality disorders, substance misuse and psychosis. I also have a keen interest in physical exercise, nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive health behaviour change.
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Photo of Dr Victoria Horwood, Psychologist in Nottingham, England
Dr Victoria Horwood
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG2
Are you finding it difficult to cope? Are you experiencing problems with your emotions, relationships, thoughts or behaviours? Have you experienced painful events that you are struggling to process or make sense of? Are these traumas interfering with yours or your families well-being and happiness? I am able to provide a comprehensive service that can support you or your child to heal and begin to live the life you deserve. I use a number of psychological therapies that are effective, individually tailored to your needs and are backed by scientific research.
Are you finding it difficult to cope? Are you experiencing problems with your emotions, relationships, thoughts or behaviours? Have you experienced painful events that you are struggling to process or make sense of? Are these traumas interfering with yours or your families well-being and happiness? I am able to provide a comprehensive service that can support you or your child to heal and begin to live the life you deserve. I use a number of psychological therapies that are effective, individually tailored to your needs and are backed by scientific research.
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Carys Anne Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG7
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy with me is based on having a safe, friendly space to explore all parts of you that are having difficulty in life. I have worked extensively with people who have suffered complex trauma. I work with associated issues such as depression, anxiety, self esteem, trust issues and trauma symptoms. I also work with a lot of issues around modern day living, the environment and systems we navigate and the difficulties we face as a result, including difficulties related to neurodiversity. I work at your pace, taking a collaborative approach to achieving your goals.
Psychotherapy with me is based on having a safe, friendly space to explore all parts of you that are having difficulty in life. I have worked extensively with people who have suffered complex trauma. I work with associated issues such as depression, anxiety, self esteem, trust issues and trauma symptoms. I also work with a lot of issues around modern day living, the environment and systems we navigate and the difficulties we face as a result, including difficulties related to neurodiversity. I work at your pace, taking a collaborative approach to achieving your goals.
0115 647 7043 View 0115 647 7043
Photo of Lynne Walder, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Lynne Walder
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG12
As a Psychotherapist, Life Coach & Hypnotherapist, my clients get x3 professional competencies for the price of 1! I feel it’s time the truth was known about depression, mental illness & menopause. I identify the ‘root causes’ of distress, using a unique, methodology & practice, that considers psychological pain as a ‘symptom’. This paradigm shift, regarding the root cause of psychological distress, ensures my clients experience freedom from depression, stress, anxiety, the misery of menopause, addictions, & compulsive behaviours. This catalyses psychological growth & offers powerful sustainable transformation.
As a Psychotherapist, Life Coach & Hypnotherapist, my clients get x3 professional competencies for the price of 1! I feel it’s time the truth was known about depression, mental illness & menopause. I identify the ‘root causes’ of distress, using a unique, methodology & practice, that considers psychological pain as a ‘symptom’. This paradigm shift, regarding the root cause of psychological distress, ensures my clients experience freedom from depression, stress, anxiety, the misery of menopause, addictions, & compulsive behaviours. This catalyses psychological growth & offers powerful sustainable transformation.
0115 647 0169 View 0115 647 0169
Photo of Caroline Webster, Psychotherapist in Nottingham, England
Caroline Webster
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG9
Hello, my name is Caroline. I'm a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor working in private practice in the Beeston and Long Eaton area, providing weekly face to face personal therapy. Are you struggling with day to day life, or have you lost a sense of who you are? Engaging in therapy can help you to understand yourself better and help you learn how to manage your emotions. I understand that reaching out for help may feel daunting, I too felt the same when I made a commitment to therapy years ago. Please be assured I will guide you through the process ensuring a supportive, calm and unique environment.
Hello, my name is Caroline. I'm a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor working in private practice in the Beeston and Long Eaton area, providing weekly face to face personal therapy. Are you struggling with day to day life, or have you lost a sense of who you are? Engaging in therapy can help you to understand yourself better and help you learn how to manage your emotions. I understand that reaching out for help may feel daunting, I too felt the same when I made a commitment to therapy years ago. Please be assured I will guide you through the process ensuring a supportive, calm and unique environment.
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Number of Counsellors in Nottingham

300+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Nottingham who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Stress
78% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% AXA PPP
52% Aviva
43% Bupa

How Counsellors in Nottingham see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Nottingham?

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.