Counselling in Ottery Saint Mary

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louise Riley
Psychotherapist, MA
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
My name is Louise and I’m a qualified Private practitioner holding a Masters Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) and Internal Family Systems Level one trained. I specialise in working with children and adults with Anxiety and anxiety related issues, medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), Trauma, Low self esteem and confidence, Loss, Attachment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I’m a member of ADMP (Association of dance movement psychotherapy) whose guidelines I follow.
My name is Louise and I’m a qualified Private practitioner holding a Masters Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) and Internal Family Systems Level one trained. I specialise in working with children and adults with Anxiety and anxiety related issues, medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), Trauma, Low self esteem and confidence, Loss, Attachment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I’m a member of ADMP (Association of dance movement psychotherapy) whose guidelines I follow.
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Photo of Tina Welch Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Tina Welch Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
Hello and a very warm welcome, I hope this page will inform you about me & what I can offer you as your counsellor, I'm more then willing to have a chat about any aspects of counselling or concerns you may have without any obligation to book an appointment. I work with Individuals, Couples and Families & can offer flexible appointments times including evenings. I feel very passionate about my work & deeply commit to offering a sincere, caring, confidential & professional space. Throughout my years as a counsellor I have been very privileged to witness many people make lasting positive changes.
Hello and a very warm welcome, I hope this page will inform you about me & what I can offer you as your counsellor, I'm more then willing to have a chat about any aspects of counselling or concerns you may have without any obligation to book an appointment. I work with Individuals, Couples and Families & can offer flexible appointments times including evenings. I feel very passionate about my work & deeply commit to offering a sincere, caring, confidential & professional space. Throughout my years as a counsellor I have been very privileged to witness many people make lasting positive changes.
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Photo of Lisa Rundle, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Lisa Rundle
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
Hi, I am a qualified therapist and accredited member of the BACP. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults online and face to face in Feniton, Devon. I work with individuals and couples. We live such busy, hectic lives that we rarely have time to stop and consider our choices. Therapy is a chance to stop and take that time. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to work together, to give you the time, space and support to explore challenges you may be experiencing and make the changes you want.
Hi, I am a qualified therapist and accredited member of the BACP. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults online and face to face in Feniton, Devon. I work with individuals and couples. We live such busy, hectic lives that we rarely have time to stop and consider our choices. Therapy is a chance to stop and take that time. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to work together, to give you the time, space and support to explore challenges you may be experiencing and make the changes you want.
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Linda Macaulay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
As a very experienced Counsellor (qualified 1998) and Physical Therapist (Pilates Instructor qualified 1984) I have an innate interest in and deep respect for people. My mission has been to support and work with my clients in assisting them in achieving their healing and wellness. Often it helps to be listened to and it is important to understand why things are the way they are. Perhaps you feel "stuck"and are at a loss to know how to deal with a difficult situation - or it may be that you are having difficulties in relationships with other people.
As a very experienced Counsellor (qualified 1998) and Physical Therapist (Pilates Instructor qualified 1984) I have an innate interest in and deep respect for people. My mission has been to support and work with my clients in assisting them in achieving their healing and wellness. Often it helps to be listened to and it is important to understand why things are the way they are. Perhaps you feel "stuck"and are at a loss to know how to deal with a difficult situation - or it may be that you are having difficulties in relationships with other people.
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Hannah Duncan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jamie Gould, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Jamie Gould
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety, depression, or present difficulties relating to past traumas.​ As human beings, we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the patterns which once kept us safe are now holding us back.
I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety, depression, or present difficulties relating to past traumas.​ As human beings, we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the patterns which once kept us safe are now holding us back.
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Photo of Helen Hoyte Wellbeing, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Helen Hoyte Wellbeing
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Exeter EX1
My aim as a therapuetic counsellor & coach is to listen to you and understand you, offer you a safe space to talk & help you to understand what is going on for you. I can help you to find a pathway forward and find some understanding. Areas of interest & experience for me are trauma, neurodiversity, and relationships, although my work is not limited to these areas and I work with a diverse range of clients. I also offer alternative therapies to my clients, if required, which can be taken alongside counselling or coaching, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), guided meditations, Indian Head Massage & Reiki.
My aim as a therapuetic counsellor & coach is to listen to you and understand you, offer you a safe space to talk & help you to understand what is going on for you. I can help you to find a pathway forward and find some understanding. Areas of interest & experience for me are trauma, neurodiversity, and relationships, although my work is not limited to these areas and I work with a diverse range of clients. I also offer alternative therapies to my clients, if required, which can be taken alongside counselling or coaching, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), guided meditations, Indian Head Massage & Reiki.
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Photo of Thea Platt, Psychotherapist in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Thea Platt
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Exeter EX1
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel your potential in life is thwarted by past or present difficulties or trauma? Has your equilibrium, confidence and self esteem been undermined by this? Do you feel disempowered and unable to move forward? Sometimes, life's difficulties can prevent us from forming healthy relationships with ourselves and others, and prevent us thriving. I am a UKCP Psychotherapist in training, working to support people suffering with mental and emotional distress find more ease, balance, meaning and health in their lives.
Do you feel your potential in life is thwarted by past or present difficulties or trauma? Has your equilibrium, confidence and self esteem been undermined by this? Do you feel disempowered and unable to move forward? Sometimes, life's difficulties can prevent us from forming healthy relationships with ourselves and others, and prevent us thriving. I am a UKCP Psychotherapist in training, working to support people suffering with mental and emotional distress find more ease, balance, meaning and health in their lives.
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Photo of Dr Serene Hadj-Hammou, Psychologist in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Dr Serene Hadj-Hammou
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX1  (Online Only)
Hello :) I am qualified as a Clinical Psychologist. I have worked in mental health for over 10 years, with many individuals facing different challenges and life events (including low mood, worry, loss, phobias, psychosis and traumas). I believe therapy can offer a space to make sense of your experiences and the ways in which you respond, reconnect with your resources, values and hopes, move past painful memories and reflect on your strengths. I am committed to working collaboratively in a respectful, non judgemental way. My approach emphasises the relationship between distress and the world we live in.
Hello :) I am qualified as a Clinical Psychologist. I have worked in mental health for over 10 years, with many individuals facing different challenges and life events (including low mood, worry, loss, phobias, psychosis and traumas). I believe therapy can offer a space to make sense of your experiences and the ways in which you respond, reconnect with your resources, values and hopes, move past painful memories and reflect on your strengths. I am committed to working collaboratively in a respectful, non judgemental way. My approach emphasises the relationship between distress and the world we live in.
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Matt Ridley Counselling BA(Hons) MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Exmouth EX8
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
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Photo of Bernadette Kavanagh, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Bernadette Kavanagh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Exeter EX1
I am an experienced registered counsellor. I offer a warm, calm, confidential and non judgmental space for clients to explore thoughts and feelings. I work with a range of issues with both males, females and couples. I also work at The Safe Foundation as Clinical Lead. I specialise with clients, both male and female who have been through domestic abuse and Trauma.
I am an experienced registered counsellor. I offer a warm, calm, confidential and non judgmental space for clients to explore thoughts and feelings. I work with a range of issues with both males, females and couples. I also work at The Safe Foundation as Clinical Lead. I specialise with clients, both male and female who have been through domestic abuse and Trauma.
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Photo of Sophie Rhys-Williams, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Sophie Rhys-Williams
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Exeter EX1
Hello! My name is Sophie and I specialise in counselling adolescents and young people (ages 13-30). I believe in, and practice from, a holistic, humanistic approach. Your experience is unique and valid, and there is no one-size-fits-all definition of what is "normal" when it comes to mental health. As we are all unique people, therapy is also not a one-size-fits-all relationship. I will work in a way specifically tailored to you.
Hello! My name is Sophie and I specialise in counselling adolescents and young people (ages 13-30). I believe in, and practice from, a holistic, humanistic approach. Your experience is unique and valid, and there is no one-size-fits-all definition of what is "normal" when it comes to mental health. As we are all unique people, therapy is also not a one-size-fits-all relationship. I will work in a way specifically tailored to you.
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Photo of Jurgen Wolfram Schwarz, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Jurgen Wolfram Schwarz
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Budleigh Salterton EX9
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
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Photo of Alicia Dawson, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Alicia Dawson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX1
Does it feel as though your feelings are too overwhelming at times? The preoccupation of fearing the worse, feeling not good enough and doubting yourself is tiring to carry around and becoming more difficult to mask. The uncertainty of how to change things adds to the frustration and muddle you are feeling. I understand talking about yourself can be difficult because of a fear of being judged or you may not know where to begin. I will do my best to put you at ease as finding the right counsellor is really important to be able to talk about how you feel, gain new insights, understand your behaviours and build self confidence.
Does it feel as though your feelings are too overwhelming at times? The preoccupation of fearing the worse, feeling not good enough and doubting yourself is tiring to carry around and becoming more difficult to mask. The uncertainty of how to change things adds to the frustration and muddle you are feeling. I understand talking about yourself can be difficult because of a fear of being judged or you may not know where to begin. I will do my best to put you at ease as finding the right counsellor is really important to be able to talk about how you feel, gain new insights, understand your behaviours and build self confidence.
01752 741104 View 01752 741104
Photo of Dannie Lee, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Dannie Lee
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Exeter EX1
If you’re struggling or finding things difficult, you’re not alone. Maybe you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Maybe you feel lost, alone or disconnected from life, yourself or the people around you. Maybe you lack purpose or meaning in your life. Maybe you don't really know what the problem is but would like some support. I am here to listen, support and encourage you as you explore the issues you face, help you understand yourself better and see things more clearly. I can help you work through difficult thoughts and feelings, and find ways to manage them so they have less impact on your life and wellbeing.
If you’re struggling or finding things difficult, you’re not alone. Maybe you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Maybe you feel lost, alone or disconnected from life, yourself or the people around you. Maybe you lack purpose or meaning in your life. Maybe you don't really know what the problem is but would like some support. I am here to listen, support and encourage you as you explore the issues you face, help you understand yourself better and see things more clearly. I can help you work through difficult thoughts and feelings, and find ways to manage them so they have less impact on your life and wellbeing.
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Photo of Dr Matthew Perkins, Psychologist in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Dr Matthew Perkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Exeter EX2  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the demands of life or maybe something that has happened that has had an impact on you? Taking the first step to getting help can be both a difficult and scary experience. Together, we can make sense of the difficulties that you are experiencing and think together about what you'd like to change and with my guidance we can think about how you can achieve this.
Are you struggling with the demands of life or maybe something that has happened that has had an impact on you? Taking the first step to getting help can be both a difficult and scary experience. Together, we can make sense of the difficulties that you are experiencing and think together about what you'd like to change and with my guidance we can think about how you can achieve this.
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Photo of Agatha Penney MBACP (Accred), COSRT, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Agatha Penney MBACP (Accred), COSRT, Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
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Photo of Sophie Yule, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Sophie Yule
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX1
Waitlist for new clients
Taking that first step to find a counsellor can sometimes be the hardest, but you’re here. Whether you are overwhelmed with your work/life balance and feeling like you have no time to stop, living with hurt, experienced a loss or feel ready to process past thoughts, behaviours or feelings. I can sit alongside you; not a ‘me and you’ but as equals and offer a non judgemental, confidential, and safe space to navigate these feelings and take that next 2nd step but at your pace as you feel ready.
Taking that first step to find a counsellor can sometimes be the hardest, but you’re here. Whether you are overwhelmed with your work/life balance and feeling like you have no time to stop, living with hurt, experienced a loss or feel ready to process past thoughts, behaviours or feelings. I can sit alongside you; not a ‘me and you’ but as equals and offer a non judgemental, confidential, and safe space to navigate these feelings and take that next 2nd step but at your pace as you feel ready.
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Photo of Tan Murray-Clark, Psychotherapist in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Tan Murray-Clark
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Exeter EX1
Hello. We all need someone to talk to when life is difficult. Counselling can help you understand more about who you are, to make better sense of past or current events, your feelings and how you relate. I seek to provide a heartfelt, safe and accompanied exploration of any issues you bring. I will seek to create a trusting alliance with you and provide a place you can find and be yourself. The therapy I practice -Core Process- works with feelings, emotions, thoughts and the felt senses towards supporting you to move through any fears and anxieties and generate a greater sense of health and wellbeing into your everyday life.
Hello. We all need someone to talk to when life is difficult. Counselling can help you understand more about who you are, to make better sense of past or current events, your feelings and how you relate. I seek to provide a heartfelt, safe and accompanied exploration of any issues you bring. I will seek to create a trusting alliance with you and provide a place you can find and be yourself. The therapy I practice -Core Process- works with feelings, emotions, thoughts and the felt senses towards supporting you to move through any fears and anxieties and generate a greater sense of health and wellbeing into your everyday life.
01364 701874 View 01364 701874
Photo of Paul Brennan, Counsellor in Ottery Saint Mary, England
Paul Brennan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sidmouth EX10
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ottery Saint Mary

< 10

Counsellors in Ottery Saint Mary who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Eating Disorders
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
80% Self-Harming
60% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

19 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Ottery Saint Mary see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ottery Saint Mary?

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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.