Counselling in Rochdale

Photo of Danny Bones, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Danny Bones
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
I have a passion for counselling and a belief in personal empowerment for my client. I have 12 years experience helping individuals deal with the trials and tribulations that life throws their way. As well as a warm and friendly personality I have widespread experience working with clients suffering issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, addiction, OCD and BPD. I feel that no problem is too small to bring to counselling, we all need that helping hand from time to time. I am particularly experienced in helping those with bereavement and addiction issues.
I have a passion for counselling and a belief in personal empowerment for my client. I have 12 years experience helping individuals deal with the trials and tribulations that life throws their way. As well as a warm and friendly personality I have widespread experience working with clients suffering issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, addiction, OCD and BPD. I feel that no problem is too small to bring to counselling, we all need that helping hand from time to time. I am particularly experienced in helping those with bereavement and addiction issues.
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Photo of Lisa Rowley, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Lisa Rowley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
Are you feeling, sad, lonely, anxious, angry, depressed, or confused? Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times, leaving us feeling hopeless, desperate and not knowing where to turn. Sometimes we just need to share our burden with someone who is willing to listen, genuinely listen. I am here to offer you a warm, friendly safe space. A safe, confidential space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement, no matter how big or small your issue may be.
Are you feeling, sad, lonely, anxious, angry, depressed, or confused? Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times, leaving us feeling hopeless, desperate and not knowing where to turn. Sometimes we just need to share our burden with someone who is willing to listen, genuinely listen. I am here to offer you a warm, friendly safe space. A safe, confidential space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement, no matter how big or small your issue may be.
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Photo of Unwind Counselling, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Unwind Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
Does it feel like life is getting on top of you? Can things sometimes feel overwhelming? Perhaps you can’t actually name what you’re feeling, but just feel low without really understanding why. I am here to help you process these thoughts and feelings to enable you to work towards a better understanding of yourself. This increased self- awareness will help you on the road to managing your life more effectively. I work with adults (any age, gender or sexual orientation) experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief or bereavement, addiction issues or relationship problems.
Does it feel like life is getting on top of you? Can things sometimes feel overwhelming? Perhaps you can’t actually name what you’re feeling, but just feel low without really understanding why. I am here to help you process these thoughts and feelings to enable you to work towards a better understanding of yourself. This increased self- awareness will help you on the road to managing your life more effectively. I work with adults (any age, gender or sexual orientation) experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief or bereavement, addiction issues or relationship problems.
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Photo of Eileen Steed, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Eileen Steed
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
I began my counsellor training just over twelve years ago. I currently hold three qualifications in Person centred Counselling at Certificate level and have gained a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a Diploma in Cognitive behaviour therapy(CBT) this training enables me to offer an inclusive counselling service combining therapies as appropriate. I have training in working with couples and relationships and will work with you to try and find a resolution to your difficulties. I have years experience working on the telephone and face to face.
I began my counsellor training just over twelve years ago. I currently hold three qualifications in Person centred Counselling at Certificate level and have gained a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a Diploma in Cognitive behaviour therapy(CBT) this training enables me to offer an inclusive counselling service combining therapies as appropriate. I have training in working with couples and relationships and will work with you to try and find a resolution to your difficulties. I have years experience working on the telephone and face to face.
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Photo of Naeem Akhtar, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Naeem Akhtar
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL12
Counselling offers a space to talk about the issues in your life and there are many reasons for coming. Talking things through with a supportive and non-judgemental therapist can help you gain clarity and make sense out of where you currently find yourself. This in itself can provide some relief and open up the potential for positive change. Whether you are having difficulties at work, have anxiety or depression, have had a major life event/trauma, an addiction, experienced loss, or just need to make sense of your current situation I can offer you a warm, confidential and welcoming space where you feel safe, respected and supported.
Counselling offers a space to talk about the issues in your life and there are many reasons for coming. Talking things through with a supportive and non-judgemental therapist can help you gain clarity and make sense out of where you currently find yourself. This in itself can provide some relief and open up the potential for positive change. Whether you are having difficulties at work, have anxiety or depression, have had a major life event/trauma, an addiction, experienced loss, or just need to make sense of your current situation I can offer you a warm, confidential and welcoming space where you feel safe, respected and supported.
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Photo of Zahida Abbas, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Zahida Abbas
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rochdale OL11
Initial Consultation Making sure you feel comfortable is my main priority, so you are always free to give me a call before booking your first therapy session. Please don’t hesitate to share your concerns or ask any questions during this chat. Therapy, after all, is a two-way process, and the more you put into it, the more you get out. I will also walk you through what to expect from our sessions together and, if you wish, provide you with a copy of the Ethical Principles on which my practice is built ahead of scheduling your first assessment session. This assessment session involves us looking at your history and broader issues.
Initial Consultation Making sure you feel comfortable is my main priority, so you are always free to give me a call before booking your first therapy session. Please don’t hesitate to share your concerns or ask any questions during this chat. Therapy, after all, is a two-way process, and the more you put into it, the more you get out. I will also walk you through what to expect from our sessions together and, if you wish, provide you with a copy of the Ethical Principles on which my practice is built ahead of scheduling your first assessment session. This assessment session involves us looking at your history and broader issues.
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Photo of Dr Steve Hoole, Psychologist in Rochdale, England
Dr Steve Hoole
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression that has been a part of your life far too long? Have you tried counselling or CBT but it hasn’t resolved your problem? Are you ready to explore your life’s experiences to finally get to the bottom of your symptoms? If so I’d love to hear from you. My name is Dr Steve Hoole, I’m a Clinical Psychologist with a decade’s experience of helping people just like you; in the NHS, charity sector and in private practice. I specialise in working with longstanding anxiety, depression and early relationship difficulties, helping clients understand how their past impacts the life they want to live.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression that has been a part of your life far too long? Have you tried counselling or CBT but it hasn’t resolved your problem? Are you ready to explore your life’s experiences to finally get to the bottom of your symptoms? If so I’d love to hear from you. My name is Dr Steve Hoole, I’m a Clinical Psychologist with a decade’s experience of helping people just like you; in the NHS, charity sector and in private practice. I specialise in working with longstanding anxiety, depression and early relationship difficulties, helping clients understand how their past impacts the life they want to live.
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Photo of Anneliese Ashworth-Lord, Psychotherapist in Rochdale, England
Anneliese Ashworth-Lord
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
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Photo of Dr Chiara Emily Mansfield, Psychologist in Rochdale, England
Dr Chiara Emily Mansfield
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Sport Psych.
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL12
I understand that it can be overwhelming to seek psychological support and knowing where to start from. Taking the first step is a great sign of confidence and self-awareness so be proud of yourself for that! As a HCPC qualified Sport and Exercise Psychologist, I provide a safe, confidential and open space for you to not only express what you wish to gain support with but build upon your already existing inner strengths. These are some questions to reflect on: Who are you? Are you happy? Who do you ideally wish to become?
I understand that it can be overwhelming to seek psychological support and knowing where to start from. Taking the first step is a great sign of confidence and self-awareness so be proud of yourself for that! As a HCPC qualified Sport and Exercise Psychologist, I provide a safe, confidential and open space for you to not only express what you wish to gain support with but build upon your already existing inner strengths. These are some questions to reflect on: Who are you? Are you happy? Who do you ideally wish to become?
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Photo of Natalie Marley, Psychotherapist in Rochdale, England
Natalie Marley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
Do you feel like life is too difficult sometimes? Are you struggling to cope with issues or do you just feel lost, overwhelmed and unsure of a way forward? If you are looking to make positive changes in your life and would like some help, I can offer a safe, non-judgemental space where we can work together to gain a clearer understanding of your situation.
Do you feel like life is too difficult sometimes? Are you struggling to cope with issues or do you just feel lost, overwhelmed and unsure of a way forward? If you are looking to make positive changes in your life and would like some help, I can offer a safe, non-judgemental space where we can work together to gain a clearer understanding of your situation.
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Photo of Diverse Wellbeing Services Ltd, Psychotherapist in Rochdale, England
Diverse Wellbeing Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
As a specialist psychologist and psychotherapist, I work with the National Health Services UK, focusing on services for adults with autism/ADHD, PTSD, couples, psychosexual therapy, and psychological therapy for comorbid mental health conditions. I am deeply interested in the efficacy of psychological therapies for these groups and the necessary adaptations in therapy. My extensive experience in assessment, formulation, and clinical management allows me to contribute to service development, supervision, safeguarding, and the creation of innovative client engagement methods in therapy.
As a specialist psychologist and psychotherapist, I work with the National Health Services UK, focusing on services for adults with autism/ADHD, PTSD, couples, psychosexual therapy, and psychological therapy for comorbid mental health conditions. I am deeply interested in the efficacy of psychological therapies for these groups and the necessary adaptations in therapy. My extensive experience in assessment, formulation, and clinical management allows me to contribute to service development, supervision, safeguarding, and the creation of innovative client engagement methods in therapy.
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Photo of Dr Mary Delaney, Psychologist in Rochdale, England
Dr Mary Delaney
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
I've been working as a Clinical Psychologist for 14 years. I work with people experiencing stress, anxiety, burnout and low mood. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and EMDR. I am also a qualified Clinical Neuropsychologist and so I also work with people living with long term physical health and neurological conditions.
I've been working as a Clinical Psychologist for 14 years. I work with people experiencing stress, anxiety, burnout and low mood. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and EMDR. I am also a qualified Clinical Neuropsychologist and so I also work with people living with long term physical health and neurological conditions.
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Photo of Andreia Fortes, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Andreia Fortes
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL16
Reaching out can be difficult. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, unsettled, lost your way, or uncomfortable with whom you have become. The difficulties within our lives can change who we are or how we see the world. It can lead to thoughts or behaviours that take us away from who we are, resulting in a feeling of something not being right, struggling to cope or to make sense of things. When entering therapy, our life experiences enter too, and healing occurs within the processing. We will work together to build trust and explore your emotions and thoughts within a non-judgemental and safe environment, working at your own pace.
Reaching out can be difficult. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, unsettled, lost your way, or uncomfortable with whom you have become. The difficulties within our lives can change who we are or how we see the world. It can lead to thoughts or behaviours that take us away from who we are, resulting in a feeling of something not being right, struggling to cope or to make sense of things. When entering therapy, our life experiences enter too, and healing occurs within the processing. We will work together to build trust and explore your emotions and thoughts within a non-judgemental and safe environment, working at your own pace.
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Photo of Sarah Greaves Counselling MBACP, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Sarah Greaves Counselling MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
I'm an extensively experienced, fully qualified BACP registered counsellor for adults and young people. I work with everyone individually, helping you to explore and make sense of your feelings, needs and relationships, and make positive changes in your life. The world can sometimes feel stressful and we can feel sad, confused, disconnected and stuck. I am an integrative therapist which means I can use different methods and techniques to help you explore your needs, uncertainties and fears. I work inclusively and respectfully, validating and accepting your individuality. I am happy to chat with you before booking a session.
I'm an extensively experienced, fully qualified BACP registered counsellor for adults and young people. I work with everyone individually, helping you to explore and make sense of your feelings, needs and relationships, and make positive changes in your life. The world can sometimes feel stressful and we can feel sad, confused, disconnected and stuck. I am an integrative therapist which means I can use different methods and techniques to help you explore your needs, uncertainties and fears. I work inclusively and respectfully, validating and accepting your individuality. I am happy to chat with you before booking a session.
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Photo of MYND Integrative Counselling, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
MYND Integrative Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
I am an Accredited Integrative Counsellor specialising in adult mental health, and currently working for the NHS and Private Practice. With many years of experience, we will work together to specifically tailor treatment to follow you in the moment, meeting your requirements and your journey. With 1st hand experience of mental health issues myself I understand the difficulties in finding a Counsellor. All I can say is, try me. Depression, anxiety/stress, historic abuse, childhood problems, attachment, relationship issues, bereavement/loss, complex grief, Long-Covid. Call me with a FREE 15min consultation.
I am an Accredited Integrative Counsellor specialising in adult mental health, and currently working for the NHS and Private Practice. With many years of experience, we will work together to specifically tailor treatment to follow you in the moment, meeting your requirements and your journey. With 1st hand experience of mental health issues myself I understand the difficulties in finding a Counsellor. All I can say is, try me. Depression, anxiety/stress, historic abuse, childhood problems, attachment, relationship issues, bereavement/loss, complex grief, Long-Covid. Call me with a FREE 15min consultation.
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Healing Hearts Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
My name is Tina i offer a safe space for you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. A non judgemental and caring enviroment. Through our journey together we can build on trust and understanding and experience a wonderful therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be a very beautiful and empowering experiance for you and myself. Im very passionate about my job and feel very privileged to be in this position. I would love to hear from you, dont be shy once you take this first step you will wonder why you didnt earlier.
My name is Tina i offer a safe space for you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. A non judgemental and caring enviroment. Through our journey together we can build on trust and understanding and experience a wonderful therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be a very beautiful and empowering experiance for you and myself. Im very passionate about my job and feel very privileged to be in this position. I would love to hear from you, dont be shy once you take this first step you will wonder why you didnt earlier.
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Photo of Amelia Claire Scanlan in Rochdale, England
Amelia Claire Scanlan
MA
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. It may be that you are impacted by some past or current difficulties, are feeling stuck, unable to move forward, a lack of control over your life, or repeating old patterns. We all can form ways of coping throughout our lives that may have been necessary at the time, but are no longer helpful to us. I believe all people have the capacity to grow and flourish, given the right environment. I offer a confidential and compassionate space for you to talk about things that you are finding difficult, confusing, overwhelming, or simply want to explore further.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. It may be that you are impacted by some past or current difficulties, are feeling stuck, unable to move forward, a lack of control over your life, or repeating old patterns. We all can form ways of coping throughout our lives that may have been necessary at the time, but are no longer helpful to us. I believe all people have the capacity to grow and flourish, given the right environment. I offer a confidential and compassionate space for you to talk about things that you are finding difficult, confusing, overwhelming, or simply want to explore further.
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Photo of Sandra Lynch, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Sandra Lynch
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL16
Not accepting new clients
People often first come for counselling when they begin to experience symptoms of low mood and anxiety such as disturbed sleep, low levels of motivation and energy, or increased rates of irritability and tension which just don’t seem to shift. These symptoms could be related to a significantly upsetting event, or they might be linked to a background of adversities and difficulties. Either way, you might be hoping to improve your mood and to reduce feelings of anxiety or panic, to regain a sense of confidence and self esteem, and to feel more energised and motivated. People often say they want to get back to their old self again.
People often first come for counselling when they begin to experience symptoms of low mood and anxiety such as disturbed sleep, low levels of motivation and energy, or increased rates of irritability and tension which just don’t seem to shift. These symptoms could be related to a significantly upsetting event, or they might be linked to a background of adversities and difficulties. Either way, you might be hoping to improve your mood and to reduce feelings of anxiety or panic, to regain a sense of confidence and self esteem, and to feel more energised and motivated. People often say they want to get back to their old self again.
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Photo of Brook House Therapy, Counsellor in Rochdale, England
Brook House Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL12
HI, I'm Michelle, seeking counselling can be daunting, especially when things become overwhelming. I am here to help you overcome these struggles, by offering you a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space, where we can explore any concerns and feelings allowing you to move forward as I believe that we all have the answers within, but sometimes we need to work through these with some support and care. No problem is too big or small and having your best interest at heart, working together we can find a way. I offer one to one and couples counselling. I have also volunteered as a bereavement counsellor at the hospice.
HI, I'm Michelle, seeking counselling can be daunting, especially when things become overwhelming. I am here to help you overcome these struggles, by offering you a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space, where we can explore any concerns and feelings allowing you to move forward as I believe that we all have the answers within, but sometimes we need to work through these with some support and care. No problem is too big or small and having your best interest at heart, working together we can find a way. I offer one to one and couples counselling. I have also volunteered as a bereavement counsellor at the hospice.
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Photo of Jennifer Bell, Psychotherapist in Rochdale, England
Jennifer Bell
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stressed? Struggling with worries or panic? Is fear stopping you from doing what you would like to? Has your get up and go, gone? I am a compassionate and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/EMDR Therapist with over fifteen years experience in NHS primary care and health care settings. I offer a confidential and professional service delivering high quality evidence based effective therapy to promote wellbeing and improve quality of life. I will work alongside you to help you learn the tools and techniques that can be used daily to meet your therapy goals. I
Have you been feeling stressed? Struggling with worries or panic? Is fear stopping you from doing what you would like to? Has your get up and go, gone? I am a compassionate and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/EMDR Therapist with over fifteen years experience in NHS primary care and health care settings. I offer a confidential and professional service delivering high quality evidence based effective therapy to promote wellbeing and improve quality of life. I will work alongside you to help you learn the tools and techniques that can be used daily to meet your therapy goals. I
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rochdale

30+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Rochdale who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
85% Stress
82% Depression
79% Self Esteem
71% Bereavement
68% Relationship Issues
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
75% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Rochdale see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Rochdale?

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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.