Counselling in Rubery

Photo of Conall Donegan, Psychologist in Rubery, England
Conall Donegan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rubery B45
Life these days can be difficult. It is only normal to have your bad days, yet, do not allow yourse to defined by these. Perhaps you are searching for more meaning in your life? Perhaps you have developed negative coping strategies from some pain in life or situational stress. Whether you want to build your resilience or begin positive change to excel within your life, I am here to help. I have experience dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, addiction, eating disorders, compulsions to name a few. Perhaps the time is now, to start the change and if so I can help you to create long lasting formative growth.
Life these days can be difficult. It is only normal to have your bad days, yet, do not allow yourse to defined by these. Perhaps you are searching for more meaning in your life? Perhaps you have developed negative coping strategies from some pain in life or situational stress. Whether you want to build your resilience or begin positive change to excel within your life, I am here to help. I have experience dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, addiction, eating disorders, compulsions to name a few. Perhaps the time is now, to start the change and if so I can help you to create long lasting formative growth.
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Photo of Charlotte Bowell, Counsellor in Rubery, England
Charlotte Bowell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Rubery B45
With years of experience in person-centred counselling, I am well-equipped to tailor our sessions to your unique journey. I integrate various therapeutic approaches, including CBT, art therapy, SFBT, and more, to provide you with the most effective support. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, addiction, anger management, bereavement, low self-esteem, or any other issues, I am here to assist you. I offer flexible counselling options, including face-to-face, online, or telephone sessions.
With years of experience in person-centred counselling, I am well-equipped to tailor our sessions to your unique journey. I integrate various therapeutic approaches, including CBT, art therapy, SFBT, and more, to provide you with the most effective support. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, addiction, anger management, bereavement, low self-esteem, or any other issues, I am here to assist you. I offer flexible counselling options, including face-to-face, online, or telephone sessions.
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Photo of Karine Harber, Psychotherapist in Rubery, England
Karine Harber
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Rubery B45
In my therapeutic practice, I combine person-centred approaches with developmental and attachment theories. I specialise in working with children who have limited verbal communication skills and in some cases therapy for non-verbal children. I integrate art, play, movement, role play, and storytelling into my work with young people and children. By employing a wide range of creative techniques, I aim to engage and connect with each child individually, fostering their personal growth and self-expression. My passion lies in helping and supporting children in their journey to become the best versions of themselves. .
In my therapeutic practice, I combine person-centred approaches with developmental and attachment theories. I specialise in working with children who have limited verbal communication skills and in some cases therapy for non-verbal children. I integrate art, play, movement, role play, and storytelling into my work with young people and children. By employing a wide range of creative techniques, I aim to engage and connect with each child individually, fostering their personal growth and self-expression. My passion lies in helping and supporting children in their journey to become the best versions of themselves. .
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Photo of Red Maple Counselling, Counsellor in Rubery, England
Red Maple Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rubery B45
The relationships and experiences that we have, shape the way that we understand the world around. These can make us feel uneasy, and we need to think out aloud. Having an objective ear can help to better understand ourselves. This can be related to personal relationships, our working life, family challenges, life events and many aspects of the world around us. I offer a space that works ethically, and within the boundaries of confidentiality and safeguarding. I aim to support exploration of how challenges and concerns can be overcome in a collaborative way and at your pace. I offer individual counselling.
The relationships and experiences that we have, shape the way that we understand the world around. These can make us feel uneasy, and we need to think out aloud. Having an objective ear can help to better understand ourselves. This can be related to personal relationships, our working life, family challenges, life events and many aspects of the world around us. I offer a space that works ethically, and within the boundaries of confidentiality and safeguarding. I aim to support exploration of how challenges and concerns can be overcome in a collaborative way and at your pace. I offer individual counselling.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Nisa Burston, Psychotherapist in Rubery, England
Nisa Burston
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnt Green B45
People start therapy for many different reasons. You may feel dissatisfied or distressed, want to explore the past, process difficult life events or relationships, achieve new goals or just learn more about yourself.
People start therapy for many different reasons. You may feel dissatisfied or distressed, want to explore the past, process difficult life events or relationships, achieve new goals or just learn more about yourself.
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Photo of Jonathan Livingstone, Psychologist in Rubery, England
Jonathan Livingstone
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
I have 25 years’ experience as a solution-focused therapist, psychologist and coach: helping couples to communicate effectively and let go of resentments; and helping individuals to overcome trauma, anxiety, childhood abuse, OCD, ADHD and other problems. I will help you to clarify your goals; identify what it is within you that is blocking achievement of your goals; find out where this comes from in your biography; and help you to process the experience to permanently resolve your problem. This person-centred therapy enables you fully to overcome your problem, not simply to understand or manage it, enabling swift transformation.
I have 25 years’ experience as a solution-focused therapist, psychologist and coach: helping couples to communicate effectively and let go of resentments; and helping individuals to overcome trauma, anxiety, childhood abuse, OCD, ADHD and other problems. I will help you to clarify your goals; identify what it is within you that is blocking achievement of your goals; find out where this comes from in your biography; and help you to process the experience to permanently resolve your problem. This person-centred therapy enables you fully to overcome your problem, not simply to understand or manage it, enabling swift transformation.
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Photo of Bromsgrove & Redditch Therapy Centre, Counsellor in Rubery, England
Bromsgrove & Redditch Therapy Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
Welcome! We are a team of friendly Bromsgrove and Redditch based counsellors who are committed to helping you change your life for the better. Stress, anxiety, CBT, anger, depression, support for children, teenagers and young adults, support for parents, self-harm, grief, relationship problems, domestic abuse, couples and family therapy, eating disorders. Whatever your issue we will provide the support for you to move forward.
Welcome! We are a team of friendly Bromsgrove and Redditch based counsellors who are committed to helping you change your life for the better. Stress, anxiety, CBT, anger, depression, support for children, teenagers and young adults, support for parents, self-harm, grief, relationship problems, domestic abuse, couples and family therapy, eating disorders. Whatever your issue we will provide the support for you to move forward.
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Photo of Judith Harris, Counsellor in Rubery, England
Judith Harris
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lickey B45
Are you feeling that your life isn’t quite going the way you want it to, or that you want to do things differently, but don't know what that might be, or where to start? Or is there something about your relationship that is causing you to worry about the future? If you'd like to understand more about yourself, your reactions and decisions, so that you can steer yourself or your relationship towards a different future, then counselling might be helpful for you.
Are you feeling that your life isn’t quite going the way you want it to, or that you want to do things differently, but don't know what that might be, or where to start? Or is there something about your relationship that is causing you to worry about the future? If you'd like to understand more about yourself, your reactions and decisions, so that you can steer yourself or your relationship towards a different future, then counselling might be helpful for you.
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Photo of Jessica Sharman, Counsellor in Rubery, England
Jessica Sharman
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
Waitlist for new clients
I can offer a warm, empathetic and compassionate environment for us to explore your troubles, and what might be underlying these. I am passionate about mental health and seeing the whole person, as well as the importance of hope, empowerment and finding your own sense of identity and/or meaning in recovery. As an Integrative Counsellor, I draw on a range of theories to work in a way that best suits your individual needs. I can work with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, body image and bereavement, with the aim of helping you make sense of your experiences and cope with the often difficult world we live in.
I can offer a warm, empathetic and compassionate environment for us to explore your troubles, and what might be underlying these. I am passionate about mental health and seeing the whole person, as well as the importance of hope, empowerment and finding your own sense of identity and/or meaning in recovery. As an Integrative Counsellor, I draw on a range of theories to work in a way that best suits your individual needs. I can work with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, body image and bereavement, with the aim of helping you make sense of your experiences and cope with the often difficult world we live in.
0121 661 7732 View 0121 661 7732
Photo of Rose Jennings Art Therapy, Psychotherapist in Rubery, England
Rose Jennings Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B45
Art therapy offers an open and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences through pictures and words. I aim to provide a place for you to rest and feel supported whilst we work together to understand your needs and process your experiences. Whether you are navigating depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, overwhelm, shame, loss, relationships or life transitions, art therapy can be a wonderful way to build awareness and new ways of being. You do not need previous experience of art making to access art therapy, only the curiosity to use materials in a way that is meaningful to you.
Art therapy offers an open and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences through pictures and words. I aim to provide a place for you to rest and feel supported whilst we work together to understand your needs and process your experiences. Whether you are navigating depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, overwhelm, shame, loss, relationships or life transitions, art therapy can be a wonderful way to build awareness and new ways of being. You do not need previous experience of art making to access art therapy, only the curiosity to use materials in a way that is meaningful to you.
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Photo of Christopher Crehan, Psychotherapist in Rubery, England
Christopher Crehan
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31  (Online Only)
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
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Photo of Liz Saunders, Psychotherapist in Rubery, England
Liz Saunders
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Barnt Green B45
Hi and welcome to my profile! I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with the BABCP. We can all experience difficult times in our lives that we may require help and support with.  When we experience distress we can often have negative feelings and thoughts which can influence how we might react and manage a certain situation. We can often find ourselves in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and behaviours that can be hard to break.  CBT works on a 'here and now' basis, exploring your current difficulties and give you effective coping strategies to be able to make changes in your life and move forwards.
Hi and welcome to my profile! I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with the BABCP. We can all experience difficult times in our lives that we may require help and support with.  When we experience distress we can often have negative feelings and thoughts which can influence how we might react and manage a certain situation. We can often find ourselves in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and behaviours that can be hard to break.  CBT works on a 'here and now' basis, exploring your current difficulties and give you effective coping strategies to be able to make changes in your life and move forwards.
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Photo of Suresh Purushothaman in Rubery, England
Suresh Purushothaman
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31  (Online Only)
Positive Psychology Life Coach: My name is Suresh, I live in Birmingham and I am a qualified positive psychology practitioner. As an online coach, I help people who feel lost in today's complex world find their way through. You may be experiencing stress, depression, and confusion that are making your everyday life difficult. Through a better understanding of your feelings and emotions, I can help you move toward a richer, more fulfilling and meaningful life. In addition to being the author of my little book "Being in oneness" for a happier and meaningful life. Over 700 of my paperback books have been distributed worldwide for free.
Positive Psychology Life Coach: My name is Suresh, I live in Birmingham and I am a qualified positive psychology practitioner. As an online coach, I help people who feel lost in today's complex world find their way through. You may be experiencing stress, depression, and confusion that are making your everyday life difficult. Through a better understanding of your feelings and emotions, I can help you move toward a richer, more fulfilling and meaningful life. In addition to being the author of my little book "Being in oneness" for a happier and meaningful life. Over 700 of my paperback books have been distributed worldwide for free.
0121 796 2467 View 0121 796 2467
Photo of Dr Leanne Tomkins, Psychologist in Rubery, England
Dr Leanne Tomkins
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bromsgrove B61
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
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Photo of Michael Swift, Psychotherapist in Rubery, England
Michael Swift
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
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Photo of Dr Rosalind Brock, Psychologist in Rubery, England
Dr Rosalind Brock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. For almost twenty years, I have been working with adults with a variety of difficulties including PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobia, attachment difficulties, birth trauma, baby loss, childhood or relationship issues and eating difficulties. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. For almost twenty years, I have been working with adults with a variety of difficulties including PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobia, attachment difficulties, birth trauma, baby loss, childhood or relationship issues and eating difficulties. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
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Photo of Charlotte Povey, Counsellor in Rubery, England
Charlotte Povey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B31
Not accepting new clients
Struggles in life are inevitable. Yet feeling overwhelmed by them and not coping isn’t. Sometimes we need extra support and guidance to be able to get past these hurdles. Feeling overwhelmed / worried / anxious? Like you can’t go on anymore? That you aren’t worth it? These are the type of issues that I work with to enable my clients to change this thinking pattern into a more healthier perspective and belief about themselves. To better understand yourself and work towards letting go of the baggage is being carried around on a daily basis. Together we can do this and so much more.
Struggles in life are inevitable. Yet feeling overwhelmed by them and not coping isn’t. Sometimes we need extra support and guidance to be able to get past these hurdles. Feeling overwhelmed / worried / anxious? Like you can’t go on anymore? That you aren’t worth it? These are the type of issues that I work with to enable my clients to change this thinking pattern into a more healthier perspective and belief about themselves. To better understand yourself and work towards letting go of the baggage is being carried around on a daily basis. Together we can do this and so much more.
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Photo of Newman Health & Wellbeing, , Psychotherapist in Rubery, England
Newman Health & Wellbeing,
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
Our service aims to make counselling and psychotherapy affordable to all and has been working with clients since 2016. Our team are trained to work with many different issues all with the aim of helping you move on from your current issues or past concerns.
Our service aims to make counselling and psychotherapy affordable to all and has been working with clients since 2016. Our team are trained to work with many different issues all with the aim of helping you move on from your current issues or past concerns.
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Photo of Dr Alex Morey, Psychologist in Rubery, England
Dr Alex Morey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make changes in their life. I believe in collaborating with clients to help them achieve their objectives and goals, tailoring support to meet their individual needs and personal priorities. As a Clinical Psychologist, I deliver evidence-based interventions to help individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I have experience working with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, OCD, and trauma.
My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make changes in their life. I believe in collaborating with clients to help them achieve their objectives and goals, tailoring support to meet their individual needs and personal priorities. As a Clinical Psychologist, I deliver evidence-based interventions to help individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I have experience working with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, OCD, and trauma.
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Photo of Vicky Gallagher, Counsellor in Rubery, England
Vicky Gallagher
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
Hi, my name is Vicky, I think it is fair to say that we are all trying to adjust to circumstances that we could never imagine happening to us. And the impact this can have can be overwhelming. People do cope well when going through difficult times. However, If you are struggling it is important that you find a way to talk about your struggles and I am prepared to look at my pricing to meet your needs. I understand that so many people are in financial difficulties right now, so please get in touch if you would like to talk to me. I can offer online face to face counselling using Zoom.
Hi, my name is Vicky, I think it is fair to say that we are all trying to adjust to circumstances that we could never imagine happening to us. And the impact this can have can be overwhelming. People do cope well when going through difficult times. However, If you are struggling it is important that you find a way to talk about your struggles and I am prepared to look at my pricing to meet your needs. I understand that so many people are in financial difficulties right now, so please get in touch if you would like to talk to me. I can offer online face to face counselling using Zoom.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rubery

< 10

Counsellors in Rubery who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Domestic Violence
100% Family Conflict
100% Drug Abuse
75% Depression

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% APRIL UK

How Counsellors in Rubery see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Rubery?

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.