Counselling in Reigate

Photo of Angela Shipley, Counsellor in Reigate, England
Angela Shipley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
Most people at some point in their lives will struggle with painful feelings or may feel overwhelmed by past or present experiences. These can make us feel lost, anxious, confused, helpless, distressed or angry, sometimes without us knowing why. Counselling is also not just for supporting people through a crisis. Many people come to counselling to explore and get a better understanding of themselves and their lives. Whatever you are experiencing, it can be difficult to explain how we feel to the people who are closest to us. Sometimes it is easier to talk to someone who is separate from your everyday life.
Most people at some point in their lives will struggle with painful feelings or may feel overwhelmed by past or present experiences. These can make us feel lost, anxious, confused, helpless, distressed or angry, sometimes without us knowing why. Counselling is also not just for supporting people through a crisis. Many people come to counselling to explore and get a better understanding of themselves and their lives. Whatever you are experiencing, it can be difficult to explain how we feel to the people who are closest to us. Sometimes it is easier to talk to someone who is separate from your everyday life.
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Photo of Vivienne Gordon-Graham, Psychotherapist in Reigate, England
Vivienne Gordon-Graham
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Reigate RH2
Are you facing challenges in your personal or work life or issues over which you have no control such as loss, health, or any crisis, (big or small)? Are you looking for a therapist who offers respect, understanding, validation of you and your unique circumstances and who provides an environment of trust where you can both work collaboratively to explore your way of 'being in the world' and where you will gain and develop your inner resources and resilience and where together you will discuss different perspectives and choices to make to improve your quality of life? Your therapeutic journey is an opportunity for transformation!
Are you facing challenges in your personal or work life or issues over which you have no control such as loss, health, or any crisis, (big or small)? Are you looking for a therapist who offers respect, understanding, validation of you and your unique circumstances and who provides an environment of trust where you can both work collaboratively to explore your way of 'being in the world' and where you will gain and develop your inner resources and resilience and where together you will discuss different perspectives and choices to make to improve your quality of life? Your therapeutic journey is an opportunity for transformation!
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Photo of Emma Rowley, Psychologist in Reigate, England
Emma Rowley
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Reigate RH2
Hello, my name is Emma and I'm an HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience working with women, birthing couples and families as they navigate the transformational journey through pregnancy and childbirth to parenthood. I have worked extensively in the NHS and in Private Practice within Women’s Health, Maternal and Perinatal Wellbeing Services, supporting adults with a full range of clinical presentations, including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma and post-traumatic stress, bereavement and loss, attachment and relationship difficulties, parenting, anger and self-esteem issues.
Hello, my name is Emma and I'm an HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience working with women, birthing couples and families as they navigate the transformational journey through pregnancy and childbirth to parenthood. I have worked extensively in the NHS and in Private Practice within Women’s Health, Maternal and Perinatal Wellbeing Services, supporting adults with a full range of clinical presentations, including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma and post-traumatic stress, bereavement and loss, attachment and relationship difficulties, parenting, anger and self-esteem issues.
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Photo of Anna Scott, Counsellor in Reigate, England
Anna Scott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
When you choose to work with a counsellor or therapist you have taken an important step towards self care. I can offer time-limited therapy to help you focus on a particular problem or open-ended counselling to work through issues which may have been with you for some time. I welcome enquiries from individuals and couples in Reigate and Redhill, Dorking and Leatherhead for in-person relational work. Call me on : 07944 738214.
When you choose to work with a counsellor or therapist you have taken an important step towards self care. I can offer time-limited therapy to help you focus on a particular problem or open-ended counselling to work through issues which may have been with you for some time. I welcome enquiries from individuals and couples in Reigate and Redhill, Dorking and Leatherhead for in-person relational work. Call me on : 07944 738214.
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Photo of Ashley Lowings, Counsellor in Reigate, England
Ashley Lowings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
'Counselling, a step in the right direction' Are you experiencing difficulties In your life and need someone to talk to about how you are feeling? Needing help and support through challenging times? I am a qualified, experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist with experience in a wide range of issues from depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger and bereavement.
'Counselling, a step in the right direction' Are you experiencing difficulties In your life and need someone to talk to about how you are feeling? Needing help and support through challenging times? I am a qualified, experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist with experience in a wide range of issues from depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger and bereavement.
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Photo of Claire Pitt, Psychologist in Reigate, England
Claire Pitt
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Reigate RH2
I work with adults with a range of difficulties that are impacting on their life, including low mood, anxiety (including phobias, panic, social anxiety), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and low self-esteem. I offer time-limited, evidence-based therapeutic therapy to support you. When we first meet, we will spend some time exploring what difficulties you are currently experiencing, what has led to this and what may be keeping these difficulties going. I adopt an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on a range of therapies according to your needs, goals and what is important to you.
I work with adults with a range of difficulties that are impacting on their life, including low mood, anxiety (including phobias, panic, social anxiety), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and low self-esteem. I offer time-limited, evidence-based therapeutic therapy to support you. When we first meet, we will spend some time exploring what difficulties you are currently experiencing, what has led to this and what may be keeping these difficulties going. I adopt an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on a range of therapies according to your needs, goals and what is important to you.
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Photo of Dr Emma Sibbald, Psychologist in Reigate, England
Dr Emma Sibbald
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Reigate RH2
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with over 13 years' experience working within mental health settings in the NHS. I have experience supporting adults, older adults and young adults with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, low self-esteem, health anxiety, phobias, stress, trauma, OCD and complex grief. I am keen to support you to work towards your goals and develop tools and strategies to help you move forward. I am able to offer online or in person sessions in Reigate, Surrey.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with over 13 years' experience working within mental health settings in the NHS. I have experience supporting adults, older adults and young adults with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, low self-esteem, health anxiety, phobias, stress, trauma, OCD and complex grief. I am keen to support you to work towards your goals and develop tools and strategies to help you move forward. I am able to offer online or in person sessions in Reigate, Surrey.
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Photo of Andrew Darnley, Psychotherapist in Reigate, England
Andrew Darnley
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Reigate RH2
I have been a psychotherapist and counsellor for 17 years, working in the NHS, in Reigate, with extensive experience helping individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, relational issues, and personal conflicts. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for us to explore what is troubling you and to hopefully enable you to find a way to change how you feel about yourself and the world around you. Gaining a greater self-understanding, to begin to live more fully in the present, and to face the future with strength and hope.
I have been a psychotherapist and counsellor for 17 years, working in the NHS, in Reigate, with extensive experience helping individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, relational issues, and personal conflicts. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for us to explore what is troubling you and to hopefully enable you to find a way to change how you feel about yourself and the world around you. Gaining a greater self-understanding, to begin to live more fully in the present, and to face the future with strength and hope.
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Photo of Christina Usher at Walled Garden Counselling , Counsellor in Reigate, England
Christina Usher at Walled Garden Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
Waitlist for new clients
I offer caring, non-judgmental counselling in a safe and confidential setting. You'll find a peaceful room where you can talk about your concerns and fears with a trusted professional. Counselling gives you a chance to explore what is happening and why, guiding you along a new path to self-recovery and resilience. I support individuals from the age of 16 years, who are experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, separation, low self-esteem, anger and bereavement. When life becomes difficult, we all need someone to talk to and that someone can’t always be a family member or a friend.
I offer caring, non-judgmental counselling in a safe and confidential setting. You'll find a peaceful room where you can talk about your concerns and fears with a trusted professional. Counselling gives you a chance to explore what is happening and why, guiding you along a new path to self-recovery and resilience. I support individuals from the age of 16 years, who are experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, separation, low self-esteem, anger and bereavement. When life becomes difficult, we all need someone to talk to and that someone can’t always be a family member or a friend.
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Photo of Karolina Meyer, Psychotherapist in Reigate, England
Karolina Meyer
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Reigate RH2
I am a fully accredited CBT Therapist . Have you been struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, burn out? Do you feel exhausted of the constant worry and overwhelming emotions? Do you have unwanted thoughts or feeling stuck in repeated patterns of thoughts or behaviours? Do not struggle on your own. Understand yourself better, learn new copying techniques, reconnect with your values, reclaim your life back. I have been privileged seeing people change and grow even in the midst of the most challenging life experiences or events.
I am a fully accredited CBT Therapist . Have you been struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, burn out? Do you feel exhausted of the constant worry and overwhelming emotions? Do you have unwanted thoughts or feeling stuck in repeated patterns of thoughts or behaviours? Do not struggle on your own. Understand yourself better, learn new copying techniques, reconnect with your values, reclaim your life back. I have been privileged seeing people change and grow even in the midst of the most challenging life experiences or events.
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Photo of Rachel Schofield, Psychologist in Reigate, England
Rachel Schofield
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reigate RH2  (Online Only)
Deciding to start therapy with a new therapist can be a daunting prospect. I think that it is important to spend time developing a safe and genuine therapeutic relationship to build understanding about the problem and think together about ways to process this and to move forward. I support people with anxiety, low mood, identity or adjustment issues related to their physical health condition or life experiences and the impact that this has on different areas of their lives. I provide a space to think through these issues together and come up with joint approaches and different ways of thinking.
Deciding to start therapy with a new therapist can be a daunting prospect. I think that it is important to spend time developing a safe and genuine therapeutic relationship to build understanding about the problem and think together about ways to process this and to move forward. I support people with anxiety, low mood, identity or adjustment issues related to their physical health condition or life experiences and the impact that this has on different areas of their lives. I provide a space to think through these issues together and come up with joint approaches and different ways of thinking.
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Photo of Kirsty Craig, Counsellor in Reigate, England
Kirsty Craig
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
Sometimes we lose touch with ourselves and grow numb, perhaps because we didn’t have the right environment growing up, or because things have happened in our lives and we have become stuck. Difficult things happen in our lives but when we feel isolated and alone with them these experiences can become traumatic. You may already have a sense of what you want from counselling, or you may just feel something's not right in your life. You may feel distressed, or you may simply want to be curious about who you are and who you hope to be. Even if you have a supportive circle, it may be easier to talk with an independent therapist.
Sometimes we lose touch with ourselves and grow numb, perhaps because we didn’t have the right environment growing up, or because things have happened in our lives and we have become stuck. Difficult things happen in our lives but when we feel isolated and alone with them these experiences can become traumatic. You may already have a sense of what you want from counselling, or you may just feel something's not right in your life. You may feel distressed, or you may simply want to be curious about who you are and who you hope to be. Even if you have a supportive circle, it may be easier to talk with an independent therapist.
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Photo of Louisa Watts, Psychotherapist in Reigate, England
Louisa Watts
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
Life can be rough. Sometimes we get to a point where we feel stuck, unable to see a way through. There are infinite reasons of what may bring you to therapy; relationship breakdown, bereavement, a sense of loss of control, addiction, bullying.. We cannot change the past. But we can heal from the pain, towards a life worth living of your choice. Therapy is a collaborative process. I will work with you as the expert on your own life; offering support, challenge, well-being practices, empathy and compassion along with the space to explore your own experience, which is so rarely possible in our daily lives.
Life can be rough. Sometimes we get to a point where we feel stuck, unable to see a way through. There are infinite reasons of what may bring you to therapy; relationship breakdown, bereavement, a sense of loss of control, addiction, bullying.. We cannot change the past. But we can heal from the pain, towards a life worth living of your choice. Therapy is a collaborative process. I will work with you as the expert on your own life; offering support, challenge, well-being practices, empathy and compassion along with the space to explore your own experience, which is so rarely possible in our daily lives.
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Photo of Catherine Frisby, Counsellor in Reigate, England
Catherine Frisby
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
Coming to counselling for the first time can be daunting and may take some courage. I would like to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, neutral space to work through difficult feelings, gain insights and help you move forward. It may be separation or loss that has brought you to this point. Perhaps you are suffering from depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. It may be past traumas that are affecting you. It could be a vague sense of dissatisfaction and a search for a greater sense of meaning that is the source of your discomfort. Whatever the issue, counselling with a skilled counsellor can guide you through
Coming to counselling for the first time can be daunting and may take some courage. I would like to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, neutral space to work through difficult feelings, gain insights and help you move forward. It may be separation or loss that has brought you to this point. Perhaps you are suffering from depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. It may be past traumas that are affecting you. It could be a vague sense of dissatisfaction and a search for a greater sense of meaning that is the source of your discomfort. Whatever the issue, counselling with a skilled counsellor can guide you through
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Photo of Psychotherapy Surrey Hills, Psychotherapist in Reigate, England
Psychotherapy Surrey Hills
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Reigate RH2
We seek psychological help for many reasons. Not only can psychological therapy help when life feels intolerably difficult, but it can also make an “ok” life more fulfilling. Therapy can help to reduce emotional suffering, support change, and promote personal growth. It is a collaborative process and the insight gained can help us look at life from a different perspective and enable us to respond differently to life’s challenges. People often seek support when they are facing life transitions or feel stuck in their lives.
We seek psychological help for many reasons. Not only can psychological therapy help when life feels intolerably difficult, but it can also make an “ok” life more fulfilling. Therapy can help to reduce emotional suffering, support change, and promote personal growth. It is a collaborative process and the insight gained can help us look at life from a different perspective and enable us to respond differently to life’s challenges. People often seek support when they are facing life transitions or feel stuck in their lives.
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Photo of Vicki Johnstone, Psychologist in Reigate, England
Vicki Johnstone
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Reigate RH2
Waitlist for new clients
I am Vicki (she/her) a senior practitioner with 20 years of clinical experience within private, charitable, voluntary, judicial, health and social care sectors. I'm skilled at working with people throughout their lives; young adults currently make up most of my caseload, but I'm more than happy to work with people of any age. I have always been told that I am a warm, empathic, down to earth and non-judgemental person, with whom people feel at ease. I am open, honest, inclusive and respectful of diversity and able to provide evidence-based, compassionate support for a wide range of difficulties.
I am Vicki (she/her) a senior practitioner with 20 years of clinical experience within private, charitable, voluntary, judicial, health and social care sectors. I'm skilled at working with people throughout their lives; young adults currently make up most of my caseload, but I'm more than happy to work with people of any age. I have always been told that I am a warm, empathic, down to earth and non-judgemental person, with whom people feel at ease. I am open, honest, inclusive and respectful of diversity and able to provide evidence-based, compassionate support for a wide range of difficulties.
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Photo of Park House Counselling, Counsellor in Reigate, England
Park House Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
Park House Counselling offers a discreet and confidential counselling service. Recognising that many clients – whether through celebrity, local profile or simply preference – require complete confidentiality and privacy. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am qualified in accredited person-centred counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy.
Park House Counselling offers a discreet and confidential counselling service. Recognising that many clients – whether through celebrity, local profile or simply preference – require complete confidentiality and privacy. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am qualified in accredited person-centred counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy.
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Photo of Elaine Blewett, Counsellor in Reigate, England
Elaine Blewett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
Are you finding it hard to cope at the moment, dealing with a crisis or significant change? Maybe you are struggling, feel tense or are on edge? I am an experienced counsellor with a passion for building a real therapeutic relationship that enables you to reach your goals in therapy. If you're feeling disconnected from others and your relationships are suffering, then together we can gain insight into what may be driving your behaviours and help you shift your mindset to live a more balanced life as well as, improve the quality of your relationships.
Are you finding it hard to cope at the moment, dealing with a crisis or significant change? Maybe you are struggling, feel tense or are on edge? I am an experienced counsellor with a passion for building a real therapeutic relationship that enables you to reach your goals in therapy. If you're feeling disconnected from others and your relationships are suffering, then together we can gain insight into what may be driving your behaviours and help you shift your mindset to live a more balanced life as well as, improve the quality of your relationships.
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Photo of Surrey Counselling and Psychotherapy Partnership , Psychotherapist in Reigate, England
Surrey Counselling and Psychotherapy Partnership
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Reigate RH2
I have over 10 years experience in supporting individual adults and couples. I know the first step can feel daunting, which is why I offer a safe, warm and relaxed space for us to work together. Counselling is a very individual process, and everything I do will be centred around you. We will go at your pace so I can make sure your needs are met, in order to help you enhance your life and enable you to live it more fully.
I have over 10 years experience in supporting individual adults and couples. I know the first step can feel daunting, which is why I offer a safe, warm and relaxed space for us to work together. Counselling is a very individual process, and everything I do will be centred around you. We will go at your pace so I can make sure your needs are met, in order to help you enhance your life and enable you to live it more fully.
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Photo of Carolyn McKie, Psychotherapist in Reigate, England
Carolyn McKie
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Reigate RH2
Waitlist for new clients
Please note that I am currently fully booked. However, please feel free to phone or email me about your requirements and any questions you may have. I am happy to add you to my waiting list and will let you know when your preferred session time becomes available. It is not always easy to cope with life's problems or difficulties, especially when feeling overwhelmed and unsure. By reading this you have made an important step towards addressing those aspects of your life that are troubling you and bring about change. I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and member of the BACP and UKCP.
Please note that I am currently fully booked. However, please feel free to phone or email me about your requirements and any questions you may have. I am happy to add you to my waiting list and will let you know when your preferred session time becomes available. It is not always easy to cope with life's problems or difficulties, especially when feeling overwhelmed and unsure. By reading this you have made an important step towards addressing those aspects of your life that are troubling you and bring about change. I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and member of the BACP and UKCP.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Reigate

40+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Reigate who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
77% Stress
75% Bereavement
73% Relationship Issues
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aviva
80% AXA PPP
73% Bupa

How Counsellors in Reigate see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Reigate?

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.