Counselling in Pudsey

Photo of Sian Johnson, Psychotherapist in Pudsey, England
Sian Johnson
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Pudsey LS28
I offer Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy appointments online and from my home in Pudsey, West Yorkshire. I offer a safe, compassionate, discreet and confidential space for you to explore what matters to you. I have worked as a life coach and sex therapist since 2018 and training in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy since 2020. As a Psychotherapist in Advanced Training, I provide a confidential, non-judgmental environment for you to explore what you are bringing at a pace that suits you. I feel deeply honoured to be working in this field with people who are ready to explore, grow and live richer and more meaningful lives.
I offer Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy appointments online and from my home in Pudsey, West Yorkshire. I offer a safe, compassionate, discreet and confidential space for you to explore what matters to you. I have worked as a life coach and sex therapist since 2018 and training in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy since 2020. As a Psychotherapist in Advanced Training, I provide a confidential, non-judgmental environment for you to explore what you are bringing at a pace that suits you. I feel deeply honoured to be working in this field with people who are ready to explore, grow and live richer and more meaningful lives.
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Photo of Alexander Church, Counsellor in Pudsey, England
Alexander Church
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Pudsey LS28
I trained as a therapist to support people live happy and healthy lives and not to feel shackled by experiences and situations that can prevent them from enjoying the here and now and looking forwards to a happy future. We live for an average of 3 billion seconds, I would like to support everyone I work with use that time in the best possible way.
I trained as a therapist to support people live happy and healthy lives and not to feel shackled by experiences and situations that can prevent them from enjoying the here and now and looking forwards to a happy future. We live for an average of 3 billion seconds, I would like to support everyone I work with use that time in the best possible way.
0113 519 0525 View 0113 519 0525
Photo of Lighthouse Therapy, Psychotherapist in Pudsey, England
Lighthouse Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Pudsey LS28  (Online Only)
I provide a wide range of psychological services that are catered to suit my clients’ needs. I am person centred, relational, integrative and creative practitioner- meaning that I am prepared to use a number of therapeutical approaches to meet your needs. Psychoeducation is deeply embedded in my practice, especially that teaching forms the foundation of my professional origin. I am continuously striving to learn new things and explore new ideas and approaches, always with my clients’ wellbeing and development in mind.
I provide a wide range of psychological services that are catered to suit my clients’ needs. I am person centred, relational, integrative and creative practitioner- meaning that I am prepared to use a number of therapeutical approaches to meet your needs. Psychoeducation is deeply embedded in my practice, especially that teaching forms the foundation of my professional origin. I am continuously striving to learn new things and explore new ideas and approaches, always with my clients’ wellbeing and development in mind.
0113 519 0459 View 0113 519 0459
Photo of Donna Dibb, Counsellor in Pudsey, England
Donna Dibb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pudsey LS28
I'm Donna a qualified counsellor offering face to face, online and telephone sessions from my practice in Leeds. I know from my own experience just how challenging and overwhelming life can be at times. Perhaps you are struggling to cope with difficult feelings and emotions following a bereavement, loss or change to your circumstances? Or you may be finding it difficult to manage feelings of stress and anxiety which is starting to effect your confidence and self esteem. Counselling can help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and help you to build your resilience.
I'm Donna a qualified counsellor offering face to face, online and telephone sessions from my practice in Leeds. I know from my own experience just how challenging and overwhelming life can be at times. Perhaps you are struggling to cope with difficult feelings and emotions following a bereavement, loss or change to your circumstances? Or you may be finding it difficult to manage feelings of stress and anxiety which is starting to effect your confidence and self esteem. Counselling can help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and help you to build your resilience.
0113 519 3092 View 0113 519 3092
Photo of Charlotte Lightfoot, Counsellor in Pudsey, England
Charlotte Lightfoot
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pudsey LS28
If you are not feeling great, I really want to help, I pride myself in my welcoming manor and I provide a safe and non judgemental environment where we can discuss how you are feeling and what is going on for you, now in the present and what is the cause of you current issues. I am a qualified pluralistic counsellor, this means I am qualified in a number of different therapeutic techniques. I can use my knowledge to help guide you to finding the freedom and happiness you deserve.
If you are not feeling great, I really want to help, I pride myself in my welcoming manor and I provide a safe and non judgemental environment where we can discuss how you are feeling and what is going on for you, now in the present and what is the cause of you current issues. I am a qualified pluralistic counsellor, this means I am qualified in a number of different therapeutic techniques. I can use my knowledge to help guide you to finding the freedom and happiness you deserve.
0113 519 1094 View 0113 519 1094
Photo of With The Seasons - Counselling & Trauma Therapy, Counsellor in Pudsey, England
With The Seasons - Counselling & Trauma Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pudsey LS28
Are you feeling out of sync with the world and other people? You may be going through a bereavement or significant life changes, feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, confused, misunderstood or be living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) or Long Covid. I can help you reconnect to yourself and others. I can support you with the things that are holding you back as well as help you make more sense of the new world around you. I help you work with the body and mind together - a more effective way to stabilise and rebuild after a traumatic time as well as enable new insights and change - than bringing your pain up over and over again.
Are you feeling out of sync with the world and other people? You may be going through a bereavement or significant life changes, feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, confused, misunderstood or be living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) or Long Covid. I can help you reconnect to yourself and others. I can support you with the things that are holding you back as well as help you make more sense of the new world around you. I help you work with the body and mind together - a more effective way to stabilise and rebuild after a traumatic time as well as enable new insights and change - than bringing your pain up over and over again.
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Photo of Dr Rebecca Szlachcic, Psychologist in Pudsey, England
Dr Rebecca Szlachcic
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Pudsey LS28
I am an experienced HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS and in the private sector. I am a trauma informed therapist, recognising that many people are trying their best to cope and live with the difficult life experiences they have been through. I understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship in finding a ‘good fit’ with a therapist. I enjoy working collaboratively and creatively with individuals and have experience in working with people with mild to severe mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, PTSD, psychosis and personality difficulties.
I am an experienced HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS and in the private sector. I am a trauma informed therapist, recognising that many people are trying their best to cope and live with the difficult life experiences they have been through. I understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship in finding a ‘good fit’ with a therapist. I enjoy working collaboratively and creatively with individuals and have experience in working with people with mild to severe mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, PTSD, psychosis and personality difficulties.
0113 467 9507 View 0113 467 9507
Photo of Gemma Lyness, Psychotherapist in Pudsey, England
Gemma Lyness
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pudsey LS28
Perhaps you are going through something that feels too overwhelming to tackle alone. People seek counselling for many reasons; a life crisis, relationship issues, a bereavement, work-related stress, lacking confidence, difficulty moving on from painful childhood experiences, a lack of purpose and meaning. Whatever your reasons, talking about your difficulties with someone who truly listens is the first step towards making them manageable. A strong therapeutic relationship can bring relief, support when it is most needed and transformative change.
Perhaps you are going through something that feels too overwhelming to tackle alone. People seek counselling for many reasons; a life crisis, relationship issues, a bereavement, work-related stress, lacking confidence, difficulty moving on from painful childhood experiences, a lack of purpose and meaning. Whatever your reasons, talking about your difficulties with someone who truly listens is the first step towards making them manageable. A strong therapeutic relationship can bring relief, support when it is most needed and transformative change.
0113 519 0163 View 0113 519 0163
Photo of Kaleidoscope Psychology and Psychotherapy, Psychologist in Pudsey, England
Kaleidoscope Psychology and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Pudsey LS28
My name is Dr Paul Walton and I am the Director of Kaleidoscope Psychology and Psychotherapy. I am a Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Psychotherapist and I have worked in the NHS, charity, and private sector over the last 12 years. Kaleidoscope formed from a desire to create a therapeutic service which privileges the lived experience of people and champions their strength and ability to overcome emotional distress. My ethos is based on the belief that emotional and psychological problems are understandable responses to the things that happen to us in our lives. My role is to help you take your life back from such problems.
My name is Dr Paul Walton and I am the Director of Kaleidoscope Psychology and Psychotherapy. I am a Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Psychotherapist and I have worked in the NHS, charity, and private sector over the last 12 years. Kaleidoscope formed from a desire to create a therapeutic service which privileges the lived experience of people and champions their strength and ability to overcome emotional distress. My ethos is based on the belief that emotional and psychological problems are understandable responses to the things that happen to us in our lives. My role is to help you take your life back from such problems.
0113 519 0363 View 0113 519 0363
Photo of Charlie Lightfoot, Counsellor in Pudsey, England
Charlie Lightfoot
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Pudsey LS28
If you are not feeling great, I really want to help, I pride myself in my welcoming manor and I provide a safe and non judgemental environment where we can discuss how you are feeling and what is going on for you, now in the present and what is the cause of you current issues. I am a qualified pluralistic counsellor, this means I am qualified in a number of different therapeutic techniques. I can use my knowledge to help guide you to finding the freedom and happiness you deserve.
If you are not feeling great, I really want to help, I pride myself in my welcoming manor and I provide a safe and non judgemental environment where we can discuss how you are feeling and what is going on for you, now in the present and what is the cause of you current issues. I am a qualified pluralistic counsellor, this means I am qualified in a number of different therapeutic techniques. I can use my knowledge to help guide you to finding the freedom and happiness you deserve.
0113 519 1828 View 0113 519 1828
Photo of Amandeep Kumar in Pudsey, England
Amandeep Kumar
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pudsey LS28
My name is Amandeep Kumar. I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse.I have over 20 years experience working within the NHS. I have a vast portfolio of mental health experience ranging from acute adult mental health inpatient care to community mental health service. I have experience working with all age groups. Most of my NHS career has been working with children and families in Child and Adolescent Mental Health NHS Services (CAMHS) I have been fortunate to gain a range of mental health experience, skills and knowledge throughout my career in the NHS both in clinical settings and leadership roles.
My name is Amandeep Kumar. I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse.I have over 20 years experience working within the NHS. I have a vast portfolio of mental health experience ranging from acute adult mental health inpatient care to community mental health service. I have experience working with all age groups. Most of my NHS career has been working with children and families in Child and Adolescent Mental Health NHS Services (CAMHS) I have been fortunate to gain a range of mental health experience, skills and knowledge throughout my career in the NHS both in clinical settings and leadership roles.
0113 519 1996 View 0113 519 1996
Photo of Sammi Ryan, Counsellor in Pudsey, England
Sammi Ryan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pudsey LS28
I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for Survivors of Childhood Sexual abuse and Survivors of Domestic Abuse. I am passionate about empowering you to heal from traumatic experiences and grow in any way that works for you and your life. Experienced in working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Domestic abuse, I know I can be with you every step of the way, being with you during the darker times to help you process your thoughts and feelings, and being with you to celebrate your breakthroughs and growth and healing!
I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for Survivors of Childhood Sexual abuse and Survivors of Domestic Abuse. I am passionate about empowering you to heal from traumatic experiences and grow in any way that works for you and your life. Experienced in working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Domestic abuse, I know I can be with you every step of the way, being with you during the darker times to help you process your thoughts and feelings, and being with you to celebrate your breakthroughs and growth and healing!
0113 519 4526 View 0113 519 4526
Photo of Liz Parry, Counsellor in Pudsey, England
Liz Parry
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Pudsey LS28
Do you feel overwhelmed and experience anxiety, depression, sadness, loneliness or feelings of not being good enough? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties? Do you worry about what other people think of you? I provide a calm, warm, confidential and non-judgemental space. I will work with you at your pace to help you explore and make sense of your inner thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Understanding yourself more deeply means you can recognise how and why you respond to life's challenges, this then gives you the chance to learn new and effective ways to respond. This can help you make significant and lasting change.
Do you feel overwhelmed and experience anxiety, depression, sadness, loneliness or feelings of not being good enough? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties? Do you worry about what other people think of you? I provide a calm, warm, confidential and non-judgemental space. I will work with you at your pace to help you explore and make sense of your inner thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Understanding yourself more deeply means you can recognise how and why you respond to life's challenges, this then gives you the chance to learn new and effective ways to respond. This can help you make significant and lasting change.
01274 288130 View 01274 288130
Photo of Sophie Bell, Psychotherapist in Pudsey, England
Sophie Bell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pudsey LS28
Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision and finding someone that you feel comfortable with is an important part of your process. I am relational, collaborative and holistic, placing value and importance in you, your story and your challenges and successes. You might be struggling with anxiety, anger or depression? Perhaps issues from your past keep resurfacing and you're looking for a way to move forward? Maybe you have noticed you feel different to the people around you? Or you might like to process an event in a safe environment with a professional?
Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision and finding someone that you feel comfortable with is an important part of your process. I am relational, collaborative and holistic, placing value and importance in you, your story and your challenges and successes. You might be struggling with anxiety, anger or depression? Perhaps issues from your past keep resurfacing and you're looking for a way to move forward? Maybe you have noticed you feel different to the people around you? Or you might like to process an event in a safe environment with a professional?
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Photo of Debbie Frost Counselling & Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapist in Pudsey, England
Debbie Frost Counselling & Hypnotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Pudsey LS28
I am a counsellor and hypnotherapist, working  with adults and teenagers, I work with issues such as adult survivors of sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, stress, suicide,confidence building, pain relief, depression, low self esteem, regression work, anger, domestic violence, sexual abuse, bereavement, trauma, bullying, self harm, phobia's, insomnia, weight loss, stopping smoking and other issues I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist, I am a member of BACP. I have worked with DISC a drugs rehabilitation unit in Leeds and I also volunteered for BARCA Reaching out Counselling & psychotherapy services
I am a counsellor and hypnotherapist, working  with adults and teenagers, I work with issues such as adult survivors of sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, stress, suicide,confidence building, pain relief, depression, low self esteem, regression work, anger, domestic violence, sexual abuse, bereavement, trauma, bullying, self harm, phobia's, insomnia, weight loss, stopping smoking and other issues I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist, I am a member of BACP. I have worked with DISC a drugs rehabilitation unit in Leeds and I also volunteered for BARCA Reaching out Counselling & psychotherapy services
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Photo of Cat Bailey, Counsellor in Pudsey, England
Cat Bailey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Pudsey LS28
When it’s not always possible to chat to a friend or loved one about personal issues counselling can be really helpful. Using a warm and down to earth style my sessions will use techniques to help discover the underlying symptoms, using a non direct approach. This will allow us to explore any issues you have, develop ways to overcome them, and move forward positively at a pace that feels right for you. As a fully qualified counsellor I offer help if you suffer emotional from problems with low self esteem, relationships, work related stress, abuse, child related issues, abandonment, drug abuse and addiction, amongst many others.
When it’s not always possible to chat to a friend or loved one about personal issues counselling can be really helpful. Using a warm and down to earth style my sessions will use techniques to help discover the underlying symptoms, using a non direct approach. This will allow us to explore any issues you have, develop ways to overcome them, and move forward positively at a pace that feels right for you. As a fully qualified counsellor I offer help if you suffer emotional from problems with low self esteem, relationships, work related stress, abuse, child related issues, abandonment, drug abuse and addiction, amongst many others.
0113 487 2776 View 0113 487 2776
Photo of New Dawn Psychological Therapies, Psychologist in Pudsey, England
New Dawn Psychological Therapies
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Pudsey LS28
Thank you for visiting New Dawn Psychological Therapies profile. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Struggling to manage stress, anxiety, depression or cope with past trauma? You're not alone. If you feel like you're barely keeping your head above water, I'm here to help. As a psychologist and counsellor therapist, I recognise that life is not linear. We are all on a journey towards realising our full potential however, this journey can often be hindered by negative life experiences outside of our control. But please know, you are a unique individual of worth, and it is possible to heal, energise, and become aware of your inner strengths.
Thank you for visiting New Dawn Psychological Therapies profile. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Struggling to manage stress, anxiety, depression or cope with past trauma? You're not alone. If you feel like you're barely keeping your head above water, I'm here to help. As a psychologist and counsellor therapist, I recognise that life is not linear. We are all on a journey towards realising our full potential however, this journey can often be hindered by negative life experiences outside of our control. But please know, you are a unique individual of worth, and it is possible to heal, energise, and become aware of your inner strengths.
0113 519 1877 View 0113 519 1877
Photo of Tamara Hoyton, Psychotherapist in Pudsey, England
Tamara Hoyton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pudsey LS28
Hello, and a warm welcome to my website. I am a very experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who specialises in Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Issues, Relationship Problems and work related stress. I am a highly qualified practioner offering Individual Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and Couples Therapy in the Leeds and Bradford area. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Life success indicators show increased relational satisfaction as key to personal happiness and good therapy can improve this. I am proud to have over 20 years of being in practice.
Hello, and a warm welcome to my website. I am a very experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who specialises in Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Issues, Relationship Problems and work related stress. I am a highly qualified practioner offering Individual Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and Couples Therapy in the Leeds and Bradford area. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Life success indicators show increased relational satisfaction as key to personal happiness and good therapy can improve this. I am proud to have over 20 years of being in practice.
0113 467 8104 View 0113 467 8104
Photo of Andy Williams, Psychotherapist in Pudsey, England
Andy Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Pudsey LS28
Not accepting new clients
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
0113 519 4703 View 0113 519 4703
Photo of Steph Callaghan, Psychotherapist in Pudsey, England
Steph Callaghan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Pudsey LS28
I currently have a limited number of 'pay what you can' sessions available. Please contact me. I am a authentic person, you get what you see and I dont use a counselling voice. I specialise in working with neurodiverse clients with a range of different needs. My work is spiritually led, working with the whole person, mind body and spirit. I work in a creative way to offer therapy that meets your needs. In my work I use symbolism, imagery and creative tools. Having worked with a range of people over the last 12 years I have a broad understanding of neurodiversity. Having worked across many settings including Education and the NHS.
I currently have a limited number of 'pay what you can' sessions available. Please contact me. I am a authentic person, you get what you see and I dont use a counselling voice. I specialise in working with neurodiverse clients with a range of different needs. My work is spiritually led, working with the whole person, mind body and spirit. I work in a creative way to offer therapy that meets your needs. In my work I use symbolism, imagery and creative tools. Having worked with a range of people over the last 12 years I have a broad understanding of neurodiversity. Having worked across many settings including Education and the NHS.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pudsey

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Pudsey who prioritize treating:

78% Depression
74% Anxiety
74% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
65% Self Esteem
61% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
33% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Pudsey see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pudsey?

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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.