Counselling in Preston

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Dr Dany Just
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Preston PR2  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Dany, a clinical psychologist based in the North-West. I am an experienced clinical psychologist dedicated to help you improve your quality of life. I embrace a rich tapestry of therapeutic approaches – CBT, DBT, CFT, ACT, relational etc. – to tailor sessions to honour your unique experiences. Your journey of self-discovery and growth is nurtured in a sensitive space, where I am committed to fostering understanding and wellbeing. Take a step towards celebrating the strength and uniqueness within you with me as your compassionate companion.
Hi, I'm Dany, a clinical psychologist based in the North-West. I am an experienced clinical psychologist dedicated to help you improve your quality of life. I embrace a rich tapestry of therapeutic approaches – CBT, DBT, CFT, ACT, relational etc. – to tailor sessions to honour your unique experiences. Your journey of self-discovery and growth is nurtured in a sensitive space, where I am committed to fostering understanding and wellbeing. Take a step towards celebrating the strength and uniqueness within you with me as your compassionate companion.
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New Dawn Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Preston PR2
I offer Outdoor Therapy to those who would like to use nature, walking and the freedom these bring into your therapy. Although I specialise in low self-esteem/confidence building, understanding and managing anxiety and body image I have experience of working in many areas of Counselling. I believe swapping a Therapy room for an outdoor setting is therapy in itself; providing a freedom to fully immerse yourself into you and your problems, thus finding a solution or an understanding of what is happening through talking as we walk. Sessions can be talking and walking or using a personal development exercise.
I offer Outdoor Therapy to those who would like to use nature, walking and the freedom these bring into your therapy. Although I specialise in low self-esteem/confidence building, understanding and managing anxiety and body image I have experience of working in many areas of Counselling. I believe swapping a Therapy room for an outdoor setting is therapy in itself; providing a freedom to fully immerse yourself into you and your problems, thus finding a solution or an understanding of what is happening through talking as we walk. Sessions can be talking and walking or using a personal development exercise.
01722 445779 View 01722 445779
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Affinity Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR2
Are you feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with things that normally weren't an issue. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that still impacts your everyday life, or changes in circumstances for any number of reasons, financial, ill health or divorce. Many things can impact our mental health and each one of us experiences it differently. We all want to be listened to and understood and yet there may be things we can't even share with those closest to us. Therapy can help to unburden you, see solutions and gain a better understanding of yourself and what is best for you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with things that normally weren't an issue. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that still impacts your everyday life, or changes in circumstances for any number of reasons, financial, ill health or divorce. Many things can impact our mental health and each one of us experiences it differently. We all want to be listened to and understood and yet there may be things we can't even share with those closest to us. Therapy can help to unburden you, see solutions and gain a better understanding of yourself and what is best for you.
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Photo of Clare Madeline Yilmaz, Counsellor in Preston, England
Clare Madeline Yilmaz
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Preston PR5
Whatever difficulties you may be facing, I am here to help. I have more than 15 years experience supporting adults, children and teenagers with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and mental heath issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to the outcome of therapy, and provide warmth, understanding and a safe space to help you explore your thoughts and feelings with the aim of increasing your self-awareness and ability to manage your emotions and problems. I offer a free initial consulation to discuss the issues that have brought you to seek therapy and to explore how I may be able to help you.
Whatever difficulties you may be facing, I am here to help. I have more than 15 years experience supporting adults, children and teenagers with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and mental heath issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to the outcome of therapy, and provide warmth, understanding and a safe space to help you explore your thoughts and feelings with the aim of increasing your self-awareness and ability to manage your emotions and problems. I offer a free initial consulation to discuss the issues that have brought you to seek therapy and to explore how I may be able to help you.
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Dr Anna Ridding
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Preston PR3
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
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Helena Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR3
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
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Catherine Mary Ashbrook
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR4
Life can feel too much when you are juggling lots of different roles and you may feel as if you are weighed down by everything that you are carrying. This might leave you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. Putting the needs of others before yourself can be exhausting and a constant source of worry, negative thinking and conflicting emotions. Maybe you are finding it hard to gain a work life balance. Maybe this is causing relationship difficulties or affecting your ability to connect with others. Perhaps you keep telling yourself that you should be managing better but are finding it hard to cope and can't admit this to anyone.
Life can feel too much when you are juggling lots of different roles and you may feel as if you are weighed down by everything that you are carrying. This might leave you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. Putting the needs of others before yourself can be exhausting and a constant source of worry, negative thinking and conflicting emotions. Maybe you are finding it hard to gain a work life balance. Maybe this is causing relationship difficulties or affecting your ability to connect with others. Perhaps you keep telling yourself that you should be managing better but are finding it hard to cope and can't admit this to anyone.
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Pam Burke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR2
I offer Psychotherapy and ounselling which are often interchangeable and also Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for more deep-rooted trauma. By engaging in a therapeutic relationship with me, you are safe in the knowledge that what you say will be respectfully listened to and you will not be judged in any way. I work face-to-face and online, with individuals and couples. I am also a Registered Mental Nurse with over 30 years experience prior to qualifying as a therapist, so I have helped people with all degrees of mental health problems. My areas of interest are substance misuse, addictive behaviour and trauma.
I offer Psychotherapy and ounselling which are often interchangeable and also Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for more deep-rooted trauma. By engaging in a therapeutic relationship with me, you are safe in the knowledge that what you say will be respectfully listened to and you will not be judged in any way. I work face-to-face and online, with individuals and couples. I am also a Registered Mental Nurse with over 30 years experience prior to qualifying as a therapist, so I have helped people with all degrees of mental health problems. My areas of interest are substance misuse, addictive behaviour and trauma.
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Lindsay Stones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Preston PR1
Hi, thanks for reading my profile. I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I work with clients who are experiencing a wide range of issues, helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I believe in providing a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in which you are free to explore your thoughts, feelings and issues.
Hi, thanks for reading my profile. I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I work with clients who are experiencing a wide range of issues, helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I believe in providing a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in which you are free to explore your thoughts, feelings and issues.
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Apple Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR4
Are you struggling with something difficult in the here and now, such as the loss of a loved one, or the breakdown of a relationship? Or perhaps you’re aware of vague, underlying feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger. Maybe you feel trapped in a cycle of repeated disappointments with partners, friends, career and don’t know why. Whether you know what the problem is, or even if you don’t, therapy can help. It’s an opportunity to explore yourself; to examine feelings, thought, and motivations to gain understanding - the first step towards navigating a different, happier course. You've taken the first brave step - the next is to call.
Are you struggling with something difficult in the here and now, such as the loss of a loved one, or the breakdown of a relationship? Or perhaps you’re aware of vague, underlying feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger. Maybe you feel trapped in a cycle of repeated disappointments with partners, friends, career and don’t know why. Whether you know what the problem is, or even if you don’t, therapy can help. It’s an opportunity to explore yourself; to examine feelings, thought, and motivations to gain understanding - the first step towards navigating a different, happier course. You've taken the first brave step - the next is to call.
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In Toto Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR1  (Online Only)
I am an integrative counsellor offering talking therapy focused on you and your needs. Sometimes this will mean providing a safe place to openly discuss your concerns and difficulties without judgement and sometimes this will be providing solutions and guidance around practical elements to help overcome your concerns and difficulties, depending on what best suits your needs. I work with children, young people, adults and couples across a range of presenting issues.
I am an integrative counsellor offering talking therapy focused on you and your needs. Sometimes this will mean providing a safe place to openly discuss your concerns and difficulties without judgement and sometimes this will be providing solutions and guidance around practical elements to help overcome your concerns and difficulties, depending on what best suits your needs. I work with children, young people, adults and couples across a range of presenting issues.
01772 288309 View 01772 288309
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Paul Robinson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Preston PR1
Hi, my name is Paul Robinson, a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Preston, Lancashire. I have always enjoyed working with people, helping them to overcome their difficulties and distress and to develop and grow. People have always described me as "easy to talk to" and I use this as the foundation to the friendly, empathic and non-judgemental approach I offer to my clients. It is my sincere hope that the relationship we create together becomes the space in which we can explore the challenges and distress that brings you to consider seeing a therapist, and to then be able to move on in life in a much better way.
Hi, my name is Paul Robinson, a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Preston, Lancashire. I have always enjoyed working with people, helping them to overcome their difficulties and distress and to develop and grow. People have always described me as "easy to talk to" and I use this as the foundation to the friendly, empathic and non-judgemental approach I offer to my clients. It is my sincere hope that the relationship we create together becomes the space in which we can explore the challenges and distress that brings you to consider seeing a therapist, and to then be able to move on in life in a much better way.
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SP Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR5  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Steph. I’m a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I passionately believe in the transformative power of counselling to change lives and it is a privilege to see the impact this has on allowing people to live more positive lives. Making the decision to reach out and come to counselling is the first step towards beginning to feel better. I offer a warm, compassionate and confidential space for you to talk about difficult or painful feelings, thoughts and experiences.
Hi, I’m Steph. I’m a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I passionately believe in the transformative power of counselling to change lives and it is a privilege to see the impact this has on allowing people to live more positive lives. Making the decision to reach out and come to counselling is the first step towards beginning to feel better. I offer a warm, compassionate and confidential space for you to talk about difficult or painful feelings, thoughts and experiences.
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Photo of Dan Regan Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist in Preston, England
Dan Regan Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Preston PR5  (Online Only)
I believe that most problematic symptoms can be the result of becoming confined in vicious cycles of repetitive negative thoughts & behaviours whether conscious or unconscious. These can have roots in childhood and can regularly impact our lives (through lifestyle choices and decision making) or sporadically emerge during stressful times. Overall, I aim to guide you to develop more insight into yourself and towards tangible fulfilment both in technical knowledge and in practical measurable successes. You can expect to find our time together enlightening, educational, emotional & authentic.
I believe that most problematic symptoms can be the result of becoming confined in vicious cycles of repetitive negative thoughts & behaviours whether conscious or unconscious. These can have roots in childhood and can regularly impact our lives (through lifestyle choices and decision making) or sporadically emerge during stressful times. Overall, I aim to guide you to develop more insight into yourself and towards tangible fulfilment both in technical knowledge and in practical measurable successes. You can expect to find our time together enlightening, educational, emotional & authentic.
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Lorraine Gibbons
Preston PR1
Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I am a qualified Systemic Family Practitioner supporting Children, Young People and Families to find solutions to their problems including issues such as anger, self-esteem, anxiety, life transitions and trauma. I am also an Internal Family Systems Practitioner supporting young people, adults and couples and my holistic approach will ensure that every avenue is explored to ensure the most beneficial experience for you.
Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I am a qualified Systemic Family Practitioner supporting Children, Young People and Families to find solutions to their problems including issues such as anger, self-esteem, anxiety, life transitions and trauma. I am also an Internal Family Systems Practitioner supporting young people, adults and couples and my holistic approach will ensure that every avenue is explored to ensure the most beneficial experience for you.
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Photo of Glyn Harris MBABCP (ACCRED), Psychotherapist in Preston, England
Glyn Harris MBABCP (ACCRED)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Preston PR2  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome. My name is GIyn Harris and I help my clients change the negative thoughts and behaviours that stop them reaching their full potential I have three clinics based in Preston, Liverpool and near Cartmel in South Cumbria. I am qualified in two therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a widely recognised and respected psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders . It is also widely used in sport and business to challenge performance limiting beliefs.
Hi there and welcome. My name is GIyn Harris and I help my clients change the negative thoughts and behaviours that stop them reaching their full potential I have three clinics based in Preston, Liverpool and near Cartmel in South Cumbria. I am qualified in two therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a widely recognised and respected psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders . It is also widely used in sport and business to challenge performance limiting beliefs.
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Photo of Shaun Noteman, Counsellor in Preston, England
Shaun Noteman
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Preston PR2  (Online Only)
Are you at a period in your life when emotional and psychological issues have become a concern for you. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to work with me in dealing with these issues. Begin your journey working on the concerns that you are struggling with, may feel difficult or overwhelming. These concerns that may have a repeating pattern, themes or life 'just not feeling right' I have experience of working with a range of life-limiting conditions
Are you at a period in your life when emotional and psychological issues have become a concern for you. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to work with me in dealing with these issues. Begin your journey working on the concerns that you are struggling with, may feel difficult or overwhelming. These concerns that may have a repeating pattern, themes or life 'just not feeling right' I have experience of working with a range of life-limiting conditions
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Photo of Martin Rigby Counselling, Counsellor in Preston, England
Martin Rigby Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR4
Hello my name is Martin Rigby. I'm an experienced, qualified and registered person-centred counsellor working in private practice in Preston, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Leigh and Wigan. I provide counselling face-to-face, by phone and online to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. I work with young people, adults, senior citizens, couples and organisations. My counselling fees are: Initial 30 minute appointment-free of charge. Individual:£35. Couples:£40. Home visits:£45- travel costs may apply. Skype/IM, Facetime, Whattsapp:£25. Consessions are available.
Hello my name is Martin Rigby. I'm an experienced, qualified and registered person-centred counsellor working in private practice in Preston, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Leigh and Wigan. I provide counselling face-to-face, by phone and online to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. I work with young people, adults, senior citizens, couples and organisations. My counselling fees are: Initial 30 minute appointment-free of charge. Individual:£35. Couples:£40. Home visits:£45- travel costs may apply. Skype/IM, Facetime, Whattsapp:£25. Consessions are available.
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Photo of Shaun Noteman, Counsellor in Preston, England
Shaun Noteman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Preston PR2
As a professional mental health therapist i utilise a range of interventions including counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR. to support and provide therapy. My work and life experience means i am able to relate well and work with sufferers of anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders and developmental disorders such as ADHD, ADD, Spectrum disorders. Additionally, i provide therapy for OCD, phobias and other behavioural issues.
As a professional mental health therapist i utilise a range of interventions including counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR. to support and provide therapy. My work and life experience means i am able to relate well and work with sufferers of anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders and developmental disorders such as ADHD, ADD, Spectrum disorders. Additionally, i provide therapy for OCD, phobias and other behavioural issues.
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Humera Patel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Preston PR1
Warm Welcome! I am a qualified counsellor, my aim is to offer a space for clients to grow and flourish in different areas of life; the experience of therapy aims to empower and explore difficult issues in a safe, warm, therapeutic space. It has become my passion and one of my life goals to create and offer tools needed to flourish; in result reach your full potential. I have completed a diploma in therapeutic counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP which means that I follow an ethical framework and adhere to a professional governing body.
Warm Welcome! I am a qualified counsellor, my aim is to offer a space for clients to grow and flourish in different areas of life; the experience of therapy aims to empower and explore difficult issues in a safe, warm, therapeutic space. It has become my passion and one of my life goals to create and offer tools needed to flourish; in result reach your full potential. I have completed a diploma in therapeutic counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP which means that I follow an ethical framework and adhere to a professional governing body.
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Number of Counsellors in Preston

100+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Preston who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
90% Depression
82% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
76% Bereavement
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% AXA PPP
46% Bupa
42% Aviva

How Counsellors in Preston see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Preston?

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.