Counselling in Forest Fields, Nottingham

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Sally Hargreaves
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7
Not accepting new clients
I provide a warm safe trusting space where you can process and unfold life’s difficulties and issues. I have extensive experience working with BPD, complex trauma and how people coordinate their lives. Additionally, what may seem minimal in relation to bigger issues you perceive others have, can have great impact on us. All issues are worth exploring if the impact creates difficulties. My approach is collaborative and integrative, addressing present/historical trauma, revisiting a childhood that was difficult, unwanted or distorted thoughts/feelings or just needing to be heard and talk openly.
I provide a warm safe trusting space where you can process and unfold life’s difficulties and issues. I have extensive experience working with BPD, complex trauma and how people coordinate their lives. Additionally, what may seem minimal in relation to bigger issues you perceive others have, can have great impact on us. All issues are worth exploring if the impact creates difficulties. My approach is collaborative and integrative, addressing present/historical trauma, revisiting a childhood that was difficult, unwanted or distorted thoughts/feelings or just needing to be heard and talk openly.
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Tom Hall
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7
Hi there, welcome to my profile. You might have arrived here with a clear sense of what hurts, or are struggling to understand what is difficult. You may be lost, stuck, or scared. You might be going through an important transition in your life. You may be reading this under some distress and are considering taking the next step to work on that suffering. Perhaps you are experiencing oppressions that leave you feeling marginalised and worn down. You may face difficulties relating to neurodiversity. The above factors (amongst others) may contribute to a sense of feeling out of place, both within yourself and in relationships.
Hi there, welcome to my profile. You might have arrived here with a clear sense of what hurts, or are struggling to understand what is difficult. You may be lost, stuck, or scared. You might be going through an important transition in your life. You may be reading this under some distress and are considering taking the next step to work on that suffering. Perhaps you are experiencing oppressions that leave you feeling marginalised and worn down. You may face difficulties relating to neurodiversity. The above factors (amongst others) may contribute to a sense of feeling out of place, both within yourself and in relationships.
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Carys Anne Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Forest Fields, 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.
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Laura Jane Griffin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7
Finding the right therapist can be daunting – let’s start with what’s going on for you: Maybe you're having difficulties with your relationships or health? Feeling distressed by past experiences, or finding it hard to deal with current challenges? Perhaps you’re navigating a life transition, or you just feel stuck, stressed, anxious or unhappy? As a qualified, experienced psychotherapist, I work with a range of issues. I am here to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, the difficulties you’re facing, and how you can move forward with your life in the way that is right for you.
Finding the right therapist can be daunting – let’s start with what’s going on for you: Maybe you're having difficulties with your relationships or health? Feeling distressed by past experiences, or finding it hard to deal with current challenges? Perhaps you’re navigating a life transition, or you just feel stuck, stressed, anxious or unhappy? As a qualified, experienced psychotherapist, I work with a range of issues. I am here to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, the difficulties you’re facing, and how you can move forward with your life in the way that is right for you.
0115 647 4241 View 0115 647 4241
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Keith Robert Norman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7
Sometimes it feels like everyone says that men have it easy. If that’s so, then why are three quarters of all suicides men? We've been taught to tough it out and to go it alone, and that it’s weak to ask for help when things get on top of us – even if there is someone we can turn to. I work with the issues around the difficulty of being male in a society that creates unrealistic and often contradictory ideals of masculinity that are impossible to live up to, and stops men connecting meaningfully with themselves and others.
Sometimes it feels like everyone says that men have it easy. If that’s so, then why are three quarters of all suicides men? We've been taught to tough it out and to go it alone, and that it’s weak to ask for help when things get on top of us – even if there is someone we can turn to. I work with the issues around the difficulty of being male in a society that creates unrealistic and often contradictory ideals of masculinity that are impossible to live up to, and stops men connecting meaningfully with themselves and others.
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Break Chains Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7  (Online Only)
Integrative theory, practice principles & research evidence inform & underpin my personal approach to understanding clients presenting issues and deeper-rooted problems. These are utilised to educate, inform & support clients to make links to reoccurring themes in their lives whilst the therapeutic relationship supports progress towards identified goals.
Integrative theory, practice principles & research evidence inform & underpin my personal approach to understanding clients presenting issues and deeper-rooted problems. These are utilised to educate, inform & support clients to make links to reoccurring themes in their lives whilst the therapeutic relationship supports progress towards identified goals.
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Hannah Barclay
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7
My therapy practice centres around a belief in the transformative potential of experiencing connection and understanding with self and other. I believe one of the ways this can be achieved is through building an authentic professional therapeutic relationship based on qualities such as trust, acceptance and understanding. I prioritise the importance of working collaboratively at your pace and by your direction. My practice is informed by my person-centred and experiential training, and by my interest in working with the body, neuroscience, and through creative expression.
My therapy practice centres around a belief in the transformative potential of experiencing connection and understanding with self and other. I believe one of the ways this can be achieved is through building an authentic professional therapeutic relationship based on qualities such as trust, acceptance and understanding. I prioritise the importance of working collaboratively at your pace and by your direction. My practice is informed by my person-centred and experiential training, and by my interest in working with the body, neuroscience, and through creative expression.
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Halfway Tree Therapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
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Five Rivers Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7
Hello there, I'm AJ – a UKCP accredited Integrative Clinical Psychotherapist, and I bring more than just qualifications to the therapeutic space. Sessions will be a sanctuary where your thoughts/feelings will be heard and cherished. Embarking on this journey, whether for short-term solutions or a more extended exploration, means stepping into a space where you are seen, understood, and valued. Holding an MSc with distinction, I offer a safe, judgment-free zone for individuals and couples. Anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and trauma find a compassionate ally in my practice, where we may also explore healing through EMDR.
Hello there, I'm AJ – a UKCP accredited Integrative Clinical Psychotherapist, and I bring more than just qualifications to the therapeutic space. Sessions will be a sanctuary where your thoughts/feelings will be heard and cherished. Embarking on this journey, whether for short-term solutions or a more extended exploration, means stepping into a space where you are seen, understood, and valued. Holding an MSc with distinction, I offer a safe, judgment-free zone for individuals and couples. Anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and trauma find a compassionate ally in my practice, where we may also explore healing through EMDR.
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Jasmine Foulkes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7
We all feel stuck sometimes; either in life generally or in our relationships. We increasingly hear of people struggling with low self esteem, low mood and motivation, anxiety and depression diagnoses are becoming more common. We hear of relationships falling apart for a myriad of reasons; money, trust issues, infidelity, loss of connection to name a few. The key factor that causes relationships to break down is the failure to communicate effectively and re-connect before the problems arise.
We all feel stuck sometimes; either in life generally or in our relationships. We increasingly hear of people struggling with low self esteem, low mood and motivation, anxiety and depression diagnoses are becoming more common. We hear of relationships falling apart for a myriad of reasons; money, trust issues, infidelity, loss of connection to name a few. The key factor that causes relationships to break down is the failure to communicate effectively and re-connect before the problems arise.
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Online Therapists

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Dr Iwona Skorodzien
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like every day is a struggle and you're finding it difficult to enjoy life? Do you feel that you've lost a sense of yourself as a result of the things you've been through? Trauma-informed psychological therapy can help you to heal. I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist and an EMDR Practitioner and I specialise in working with adults who have experienced trauma and adversity. I have several years of experience of helping individuals to overcome mental health difficulties and the impact of trauma. I believe in working together with you, with the aim of reducing your distress and increasing your quality of life.
Do you feel like every day is a struggle and you're finding it difficult to enjoy life? Do you feel that you've lost a sense of yourself as a result of the things you've been through? Trauma-informed psychological therapy can help you to heal. I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist and an EMDR Practitioner and I specialise in working with adults who have experienced trauma and adversity. I have several years of experience of helping individuals to overcome mental health difficulties and the impact of trauma. I believe in working together with you, with the aim of reducing your distress and increasing your quality of life.
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Alison McLauchlan Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Alison (she/her) and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Nottingham and online. I also offer Neurodivergent Coaching. My experience covers a wide range of mental health and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-harm, trauma and abuse. I work with adults and young people from the age of 12 from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experience. I have a particular interest in supporting Neurodivergent clients and will adapt my ways of working to meet your needs. I will offer you a confidential space where you can explore what is happening for you.
Hello, I’m Alison (she/her) and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Nottingham and online. I also offer Neurodivergent Coaching. My experience covers a wide range of mental health and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-harm, trauma and abuse. I work with adults and young people from the age of 12 from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experience. I have a particular interest in supporting Neurodivergent clients and will adapt my ways of working to meet your needs. I will offer you a confidential space where you can explore what is happening for you.
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Kelly Soar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG4  (Online Only)
When we experience life's many challenges, it's common to feel overwhelmed and lost. However, making the choice to seek guidance through therapy requires the strength you always had within you. I will empower the part of you that had the courage to break the cycle and make a change. We will work collaboratively as we explore your past and present, healing the domains of your mind, body and soul to confidently move forward in life.
When we experience life's many challenges, it's common to feel overwhelmed and lost. However, making the choice to seek guidance through therapy requires the strength you always had within you. I will empower the part of you that had the courage to break the cycle and make a change. We will work collaboratively as we explore your past and present, healing the domains of your mind, body and soul to confidently move forward in life.
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Beverley Carrington
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Want to reduce your stress, anxiety, self-criticism & improve your mood? Therapy can help you feel more able to cope with what life throws at you. Any of the following sound familiar? you start each day with the best of intentions but life feels overwhelming when you try as hard as you do; you wonder why other people don't feel as stressed & wish things were easier; you often feel overwhelmed; exhausted; trapped in a constant spiral of worrying & fighting a battle in your own head? Well, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Go to www.creatingspacetherapies.com to find out more
Want to reduce your stress, anxiety, self-criticism & improve your mood? Therapy can help you feel more able to cope with what life throws at you. Any of the following sound familiar? you start each day with the best of intentions but life feels overwhelming when you try as hard as you do; you wonder why other people don't feel as stressed & wish things were easier; you often feel overwhelmed; exhausted; trapped in a constant spiral of worrying & fighting a battle in your own head? Well, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Go to www.creatingspacetherapies.com to find out more
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Susan Faulkner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified Counselling Therapist based in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).  I work within the Person Centred Modality, which is a talking therapy, geared towards supporting clients in making considered and autonomous decisions.  I work in an empathic and non-judgemental manner in order to create a safe space for clients to explore and grow their sense of self by gaining a better understanding of their personal thoughts, feelings and values related to their core challenges and life setbacks.
I am a qualified Counselling Therapist based in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).  I work within the Person Centred Modality, which is a talking therapy, geared towards supporting clients in making considered and autonomous decisions.  I work in an empathic and non-judgemental manner in order to create a safe space for clients to explore and grow their sense of self by gaining a better understanding of their personal thoughts, feelings and values related to their core challenges and life setbacks.
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Zahra Hunton- Wellness CBT
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
My name is Zahra, I use a variety of skills and tailor therapy exclusively for you to help you work through your difficulties and move forwards . Using CBT we can explore deep rooted feelings, how they affect your life and how to make a change. We can build on resilience and provide you with a toolbox of strategies and techniques to handle whatever life throws at you and make lasting improvements. You can begin to break the cycle of repetitive, challenging and destructive behaviours and feelings. You will gain insight into your intrusive thoughts and negative thinking and how to challenge them and revolutionise your thinking.
My name is Zahra, I use a variety of skills and tailor therapy exclusively for you to help you work through your difficulties and move forwards . Using CBT we can explore deep rooted feelings, how they affect your life and how to make a change. We can build on resilience and provide you with a toolbox of strategies and techniques to handle whatever life throws at you and make lasting improvements. You can begin to break the cycle of repetitive, challenging and destructive behaviours and feelings. You will gain insight into your intrusive thoughts and negative thinking and how to challenge them and revolutionise your thinking.
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Dr Rachael Staniec. Clinical Psychologist. Dclinpsy
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG22  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Dr Rachael Staniec, an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a special focus in perinatal, postpartum, adult and older adults' mental health. I've worked with people experiencing emotional distress & mental health difficulties for over 14 years in the NHS, where I dedicated myself to understanding and supporting individuals through some of life's most pivotal stages: pregnancy, adulthood and the transitions into later life.
Hi, I'm Dr Rachael Staniec, an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a special focus in perinatal, postpartum, adult and older adults' mental health. I've worked with people experiencing emotional distress & mental health difficulties for over 14 years in the NHS, where I dedicated myself to understanding and supporting individuals through some of life's most pivotal stages: pregnancy, adulthood and the transitions into later life.
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Miles Dorfman
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG7  (Online Only)
You are exploring therapy. It may not feel like it, but that desire for things to improve is itself the first stage of therapy. You have already started. I want to join you on this climb you have already set out on. I am a BACP-qualified Psychotherapist with an MA (Distinctions) in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I aim to address the underlying issues at the source of your challenges. This holistic approach to therapy means that instead of just putting a plaster on the symptoms, I equip you with the tools to recognise and challenge your issues. Together, we will strengthen your healthy emotional/mental core.
You are exploring therapy. It may not feel like it, but that desire for things to improve is itself the first stage of therapy. You have already started. I want to join you on this climb you have already set out on. I am a BACP-qualified Psychotherapist with an MA (Distinctions) in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I aim to address the underlying issues at the source of your challenges. This holistic approach to therapy means that instead of just putting a plaster on the symptoms, I equip you with the tools to recognise and challenge your issues. Together, we will strengthen your healthy emotional/mental core.
020 3697 6940 View 020 3697 6940
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Caroline Webster
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
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.
0115 697 2005 View 0115 697 2005
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Private Counselling Nottingham - RaeTalks
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
An established senior psychotherapist with 25yrs experience. I'm here to say “What about you?” Im here to support you through difficult times.If you're feeling overwhelmed with big emotions, hurt, vulnerable, I offer an authentic and accepting space to breathe, be heard.Therapy is an opportunity to feel better and feel valued for being yourself. I'll bring the passion with a little humour and as we work together we'll explore meeting your needs using therapeutic goals to discover what makes you tick, to empower you to move towards a life of stability and contentment. It's possible to be at peace with all that's happened in your life
An established senior psychotherapist with 25yrs experience. I'm here to say “What about you?” Im here to support you through difficult times.If you're feeling overwhelmed with big emotions, hurt, vulnerable, I offer an authentic and accepting space to breathe, be heard.Therapy is an opportunity to feel better and feel valued for being yourself. I'll bring the passion with a little humour and as we work together we'll explore meeting your needs using therapeutic goals to discover what makes you tick, to empower you to move towards a life of stability and contentment. It's possible to be at peace with all that's happened in your life
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Number of Counsellors in Forest Fields, Nottingham

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Forest Fields, Nottingham who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
90% Domestic Abuse
90% Trauma and PTSD
80% Family Conflict
80% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

6 Years

How Counsellors in Forest Fields, Nottingham see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Forest Fields, Nottingham?

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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.