Counselling in Rayleigh

Photo of Dr Chancy Marsh CPsychol, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Chancy Marsh CPsychol
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with 15 years experience in mental health. Whilst working in the NHS, I have set up The Sycamore Private Practice so that people outside of mental health services can access support. I have worked with people, who have benefited from making sense of difficult or/and frightening experiences, improving their mood or lowering anxiety. If you would like a safe place in order to understand more about what is going on for you, or perhaps have specific areas that need a focus, we can do this together and at a pace that suits you. I have listed my areas of expertise and experience as a guide for you.
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with 15 years experience in mental health. Whilst working in the NHS, I have set up The Sycamore Private Practice so that people outside of mental health services can access support. I have worked with people, who have benefited from making sense of difficult or/and frightening experiences, improving their mood or lowering anxiety. If you would like a safe place in order to understand more about what is going on for you, or perhaps have specific areas that need a focus, we can do this together and at a pace that suits you. I have listed my areas of expertise and experience as a guide for you.
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Angela Cope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
I am an experienced and fully qualified Couples Counsellor, Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a background in both Person-centred Humanistic counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling. I am a fully qualified Relate counsellor having 1500+ hours experience. I have experience in my practice using Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic family Counselling using genograms, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
I am an experienced and fully qualified Couples Counsellor, Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a background in both Person-centred Humanistic counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling. I am a fully qualified Relate counsellor having 1500+ hours experience. I have experience in my practice using Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic family Counselling using genograms, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
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Marc Freeman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
If you are finding life difficult, or struggling to understand or change the way you feel, talking to somebody can really help. Sometimes reaching out is the best thing you can do, and it can really help you put things into perspective and learn new ways of coping and dealing with the difficulties in your life. I have linked an example of how I work in this video: https://youtu.be/g4YMqJdPoj0
If you are finding life difficult, or struggling to understand or change the way you feel, talking to somebody can really help. Sometimes reaching out is the best thing you can do, and it can really help you put things into perspective and learn new ways of coping and dealing with the difficulties in your life. I have linked an example of how I work in this video: https://youtu.be/g4YMqJdPoj0
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Photo of Denise Gleed - Shine Counselling Therapy, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Shine Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
I specialise in supporting people who are Autistic, Dyslexic or have ADHD. Are you awaiting an assessment for Autism? ADHD or Dyslexia? Or have already been diagnosed ? or are you supporting a child that is struggling with a Neurodiversity ? I Can Help Support You NOW ! with no wait list times.
I specialise in supporting people who are Autistic, Dyslexic or have ADHD. Are you awaiting an assessment for Autism? ADHD or Dyslexia? Or have already been diagnosed ? or are you supporting a child that is struggling with a Neurodiversity ? I Can Help Support You NOW ! with no wait list times.
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Photo of Caroline Philippa Burkett, MA, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Caroline Philippa Burkett
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Hello, I am the founder of Sparkle Again Therapy and I specialise in working with women over 40, who aren’t happy with their life right now. Is that you? Maybe you’re feeling down or depressed? And you’re not really sure why, but you know something’s wrong? Perhaps your feeling sad, confused, and you don’t know what to do to start feeling better again, well I can help you. I’m an expert in talking to you, about what’s not working right now in your life, and together we can make changes to get you to where you want to be. I will listen carefully and will be compassionate and kind. I will help you re-discover the true you.
Hello, I am the founder of Sparkle Again Therapy and I specialise in working with women over 40, who aren’t happy with their life right now. Is that you? Maybe you’re feeling down or depressed? And you’re not really sure why, but you know something’s wrong? Perhaps your feeling sad, confused, and you don’t know what to do to start feeling better again, well I can help you. I’m an expert in talking to you, about what’s not working right now in your life, and together we can make changes to get you to where you want to be. I will listen carefully and will be compassionate and kind. I will help you re-discover the true you.
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Photo of Jenni Griffiths, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Jenni Griffiths
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Everyone experiences challenges and difficulties at various times in their life and it can be comforting to know that we don’t have to get through it on our own. Sometimes we just need someone impartial and compassionate to just listen to us confidentially and not judge us; to help us express and let go of our feelings and thoughts in a safe space. Other times we need help to make sense of past events or to manage difficult emotions. And then we need to move forwards… so having someone to support us who we already trust, can be really useful to make lasting changes.
Everyone experiences challenges and difficulties at various times in their life and it can be comforting to know that we don’t have to get through it on our own. Sometimes we just need someone impartial and compassionate to just listen to us confidentially and not judge us; to help us express and let go of our feelings and thoughts in a safe space. Other times we need help to make sense of past events or to manage difficult emotions. And then we need to move forwards… so having someone to support us who we already trust, can be really useful to make lasting changes.
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Ann Sherwin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Are there issues in your life, past or present, that you haven't addressed. Are these issues preventing you from moving forward in your life, relationship or work. I am a trained Counsellor with eleven years experience. it is a requirement to undergo our own individual therapy when training therefore I am very aware that one of the most important decisions, in choosing a therapist, is to be able to connect with them. I am also aware, having been on the other side of the room how difficult it can be to open up our lives, past and present, to a stranger. Reaching out for help at a difficult time in our lives is not easy.
Are there issues in your life, past or present, that you haven't addressed. Are these issues preventing you from moving forward in your life, relationship or work. I am a trained Counsellor with eleven years experience. it is a requirement to undergo our own individual therapy when training therefore I am very aware that one of the most important decisions, in choosing a therapist, is to be able to connect with them. I am also aware, having been on the other side of the room how difficult it can be to open up our lives, past and present, to a stranger. Reaching out for help at a difficult time in our lives is not easy.
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Dr Michalla Gillbanks
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience working within NHS and private sectors. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children experiencing a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. During your initial assessment, I take time to get to know you and your presenting issues taking into consideration past experiences, family dynamics and issues that you feel need addressing or are holding you back. We would then develop a person centered care plan to best suit your needs & goals. I am experienced in dealing with a range of mental health conditions along with more exploratory work
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience working within NHS and private sectors. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children experiencing a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. During your initial assessment, I take time to get to know you and your presenting issues taking into consideration past experiences, family dynamics and issues that you feel need addressing or are holding you back. We would then develop a person centered care plan to best suit your needs & goals. I am experienced in dealing with a range of mental health conditions along with more exploratory work
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Photo of Sally Robarts - Wisteria Talking Therapy , BACP, Counsellor
Wisteria Talking Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rayleigh SS6
Do you feel unsettled? There's an anxiousness about you, feel depressed, possibly stressed, but can't explain why. Are you unable to recognize your strengths and only focus on the negatives? Do you feel like you are failing in many ways? Do you procrastinate, and struggle with relationships, whilst feeling that your internal critic is ever present? Starting counseling can seem daunting but it's the first step on the way to self-discovery, and a happier more contented you. I run a down-to-earth humanistic practice where my practice aims to help you feel relaxed and supported enough to share your difficulties with me.
Do you feel unsettled? There's an anxiousness about you, feel depressed, possibly stressed, but can't explain why. Are you unable to recognize your strengths and only focus on the negatives? Do you feel like you are failing in many ways? Do you procrastinate, and struggle with relationships, whilst feeling that your internal critic is ever present? Starting counseling can seem daunting but it's the first step on the way to self-discovery, and a happier more contented you. I run a down-to-earth humanistic practice where my practice aims to help you feel relaxed and supported enough to share your difficulties with me.
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Photo of Jackie Kenworthy, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jackie Kenworthy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rayleigh SS6
I provide a safe and comfortable environment for clients to explore their concerns whilst I work with you to identify ways to resolve these and/or develop strategies to help you cope. I am fully trained as an pluralistic counsellor using Humanistic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic, these are designed to draw on different theories to best support you on your journey. I offer a free, no obligation consultation. Here you will have an opportunity to discuss how the counselling will work and decide if I am the right person for you
I provide a safe and comfortable environment for clients to explore their concerns whilst I work with you to identify ways to resolve these and/or develop strategies to help you cope. I am fully trained as an pluralistic counsellor using Humanistic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic, these are designed to draw on different theories to best support you on your journey. I offer a free, no obligation consultation. Here you will have an opportunity to discuss how the counselling will work and decide if I am the right person for you
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Photo of Karen Sutton - Piece Together Counselling, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Piece Together Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
At times do you feel overwhelmed by what life throws at you? Is stress making you unable to make decisions? Are you a person who rebukes themselves for making a wrong decision? Are you your own worst critic? Have you noticed that patterns in life are continually repeating themselves? By becoming aware of these cycles, you will be able to prepare yourself with strategies that can break the cycle of repetition that can lead you to becoming empowered in life, taking away the fear of being embarrassed or shamed. I can help you look at making changes and find a way that is customised to support and establish a way forward for.
At times do you feel overwhelmed by what life throws at you? Is stress making you unable to make decisions? Are you a person who rebukes themselves for making a wrong decision? Are you your own worst critic? Have you noticed that patterns in life are continually repeating themselves? By becoming aware of these cycles, you will be able to prepare yourself with strategies that can break the cycle of repetition that can lead you to becoming empowered in life, taking away the fear of being embarrassed or shamed. I can help you look at making changes and find a way that is customised to support and establish a way forward for.
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Louise Christie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, which means I may use more than one approach to your therapy. I have experience working with individuals of all ages including adolescents within a local secondary school and have supported victims suffering from Domestic Abuse and Social Isolation. I have successfully worked with men, women and families who present with numerous issues ranging from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, abuse and difficult relationships to bereavement & loss, to name a few. You may not even recognise what's wrong, you just know you need to address it.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, which means I may use more than one approach to your therapy. I have experience working with individuals of all ages including adolescents within a local secondary school and have supported victims suffering from Domestic Abuse and Social Isolation. I have successfully worked with men, women and families who present with numerous issues ranging from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, abuse and difficult relationships to bereavement & loss, to name a few. You may not even recognise what's wrong, you just know you need to address it.
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Photo of Laura Buckingham, MBACP, Counsellor
Laura Buckingham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Welcome, My name is Laura, I am a fully qualified Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor offering both long and short-term therapy. We are all presented with many different challenges in all aspects of our daily lives, including work, health, relationships and with our own well-being. Reaching out for help can often feel overwhelming, however, the rewards in taking that difficult first step can be life-changing. I have experience and successfully worked with those suffering with depression, anxiety, loneliness, loss & grief domestic abuse, suicidal thoughts and chronic illness amongst various other issues.
Welcome, My name is Laura, I am a fully qualified Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor offering both long and short-term therapy. We are all presented with many different challenges in all aspects of our daily lives, including work, health, relationships and with our own well-being. Reaching out for help can often feel overwhelming, however, the rewards in taking that difficult first step can be life-changing. I have experience and successfully worked with those suffering with depression, anxiety, loneliness, loss & grief domestic abuse, suicidal thoughts and chronic illness amongst various other issues.
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Photo of Sarah Hearn, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Sarah Hearn
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rayleigh SS6
I provide a safe, confidential, inspiring environment and provide unique support through your journey to well-being. I will facilitate hope, emotional support and recovery. My objective is to move you forward into experiencing a better quality of life for yourself and subsequently positively affecting people surrounding you now and in the future. To do this, I believe in working collaboratively with you, using a wide spectrum of psychotherapy not just rigidly applying one form but recognising and applying only relevant techniques unique to you. I can help restore your self-esteem and facilitate a realistic pathway to feeling better.
I provide a safe, confidential, inspiring environment and provide unique support through your journey to well-being. I will facilitate hope, emotional support and recovery. My objective is to move you forward into experiencing a better quality of life for yourself and subsequently positively affecting people surrounding you now and in the future. To do this, I believe in working collaboratively with you, using a wide spectrum of psychotherapy not just rigidly applying one form but recognising and applying only relevant techniques unique to you. I can help restore your self-esteem and facilitate a realistic pathway to feeling better.
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Photo of Lorraine Anne Bygrave - Benfleet Counselling And Psychotherapy Ltd, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Benfleet Counselling And Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
At Benfleet Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd, we deeply care about our potential clients' well-being, and we understand that seeking support can be a vulnerable and courageous step. Our uniqueness lies in the genuine empathy and compassion we bring to every therapeutic journey. We believe that everyone's struggles are unique, and we are dedicated to tailoring our approach to meet your specific needs, whatever they may be. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or any other emotional difficulty, our team of caring and experienced therapists is here to walk alongside you on your path to healing and growth
At Benfleet Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd, we deeply care about our potential clients' well-being, and we understand that seeking support can be a vulnerable and courageous step. Our uniqueness lies in the genuine empathy and compassion we bring to every therapeutic journey. We believe that everyone's struggles are unique, and we are dedicated to tailoring our approach to meet your specific needs, whatever they may be. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or any other emotional difficulty, our team of caring and experienced therapists is here to walk alongside you on your path to healing and growth
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Photo of Dawn Crockford, MBACP, Counsellor
Dawn Crockford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Do you feel unfulfilled, unhappy, unwell (Dr has given the 'all clear') or unsure why you keep reacting in certain ways? Together we can explore these concerns and the counselling journey will help improve your self-awareness as to the reasons for these emotions. Life can be hard and sometimes giving yourself 'time out' and the opportunity in a confidential, non-judgmental space to be open and honest with how you are thinking, feeling and behaving, will hopefully allow you to feel lighter and content with whom you are and have a positive impact on your future.
Do you feel unfulfilled, unhappy, unwell (Dr has given the 'all clear') or unsure why you keep reacting in certain ways? Together we can explore these concerns and the counselling journey will help improve your self-awareness as to the reasons for these emotions. Life can be hard and sometimes giving yourself 'time out' and the opportunity in a confidential, non-judgmental space to be open and honest with how you are thinking, feeling and behaving, will hopefully allow you to feel lighter and content with whom you are and have a positive impact on your future.
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Photo of Georgina Martin - Positive Minds Counselling Service, BACP, Counsellor
Positive Minds Counselling Service
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
I am qualified to work on issues such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, addiction, anger and stress management and many more. If you need someone to talk to or just need someone to listen to. Please get in contact.
I am qualified to work on issues such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, addiction, anger and stress management and many more. If you need someone to talk to or just need someone to listen to. Please get in contact.
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Photo of Tanya Lee, MHGI, Psychotherapist
Tanya Lee
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Are you looking for effective help to deal with trauma, panic and anxiety? Are you fed up with labels and diagnoses that do nothing to resolve the symptoms and pain that you're suffering with? CPTSD, PTSD, GAD and BPD are labels that define your symptoms, but that don't tackle the cause or do anything useful to relieve them. I specialise in helping people with anxiety and PSTD and have helped many people just like you, who have been struggling, sometimes for decades. I won't dredge up unnecessary past experiences - I only work with what is relevant. Also if you prefer, you won't have to speak in detail about your issue.
Are you looking for effective help to deal with trauma, panic and anxiety? Are you fed up with labels and diagnoses that do nothing to resolve the symptoms and pain that you're suffering with? CPTSD, PTSD, GAD and BPD are labels that define your symptoms, but that don't tackle the cause or do anything useful to relieve them. I specialise in helping people with anxiety and PSTD and have helped many people just like you, who have been struggling, sometimes for decades. I won't dredge up unnecessary past experiences - I only work with what is relevant. Also if you prefer, you won't have to speak in detail about your issue.
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Nursac Durmus
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist with experience in both NHS and private practice. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the link between what you do, what you think and how you feel. Unfortunately, life presents us with difficulties and usually we are able to cope well on our own with these situations. There are occasions, when for whatever reason, we need help from someone else, which is usually a friend,colleague or family member. Sometimes, however, you might find you have no one to turn to or talking to a friend or loved one seems too difficult, painful or just too complicated.
I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist with experience in both NHS and private practice. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the link between what you do, what you think and how you feel. Unfortunately, life presents us with difficulties and usually we are able to cope well on our own with these situations. There are occasions, when for whatever reason, we need help from someone else, which is usually a friend,colleague or family member. Sometimes, however, you might find you have no one to turn to or talking to a friend or loved one seems too difficult, painful or just too complicated.
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Elmsleigh Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Hi, I’m Mel, I’m a professional qualified counsellor based in Leigh-On-Sea Essex. The therapy I offer is very much tailored to the individual because there is no ‘one size fits all’. I offer support for a wide range if issues, such as; but not restricted to, addiction, abuse, bereavement, trauma and relationships. I do have a special interest in Anxiety, Low Confidence and Self Esteem issues as I have had personal experience of how debilitating these can be. I offer a completely non judgemental and confidential safe space for long or short term therapy sessions.
Hi, I’m Mel, I’m a professional qualified counsellor based in Leigh-On-Sea Essex. The therapy I offer is very much tailored to the individual because there is no ‘one size fits all’. I offer support for a wide range if issues, such as; but not restricted to, addiction, abuse, bereavement, trauma and relationships. I do have a special interest in Anxiety, Low Confidence and Self Esteem issues as I have had personal experience of how debilitating these can be. I offer a completely non judgemental and confidential safe space for long or short term therapy sessions.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rayleigh

30+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Rayleigh who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
91% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
77% Anger Management
74% Bereavement
74% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% Aviva
40% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Rayleigh see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Rayleigh?

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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.