Counselling in Sheffield

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Photo of Sonia Dixon, Counsellor in Sheffield, England
Sonia Dixon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S8
For the past twenty years, I have worked with various forms of abuse, mainly presenting in relationships; such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and have supported individuals to work through experiences of trauma when it intersects with experiences of multiple disadvantages and complex mental health. I have extensive experience also working with anxiety, depression, bereavement and bereavement by suicide, as well as issues such as anger, sadness, shame and relationship issues.
For the past twenty years, I have worked with various forms of abuse, mainly presenting in relationships; such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and have supported individuals to work through experiences of trauma when it intersects with experiences of multiple disadvantages and complex mental health. I have extensive experience also working with anxiety, depression, bereavement and bereavement by suicide, as well as issues such as anger, sadness, shame and relationship issues.
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Melissa Lomas
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sheffield S36
Hi, I'm Melissa, I'm an experienced Counsellor offering Person Centred Counselling to Individuals and Couples on weekdays by appointment. Person Centred Counselling is an approach which empowers the client and allows them to determine the direction Counselling may go in so that they can address, process and resolve the issues they have brought to Counselling. I am also an approved Adoption Support Counsellor. This work legally requires specialist training which I completed n 2023 with the Barnardo's LINK Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling. This covers Counselling for Adoptees, Adoptive parents, Birth parents and Family.
Hi, I'm Melissa, I'm an experienced Counsellor offering Person Centred Counselling to Individuals and Couples on weekdays by appointment. Person Centred Counselling is an approach which empowers the client and allows them to determine the direction Counselling may go in so that they can address, process and resolve the issues they have brought to Counselling. I am also an approved Adoption Support Counsellor. This work legally requires specialist training which I completed n 2023 with the Barnardo's LINK Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling. This covers Counselling for Adoptees, Adoptive parents, Birth parents and Family.
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Well Minds PTS
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S6
Well Minds PTS is run by Sally Willan and Leanne Alston. We are accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists with additional clinical training in EMDR. Our aim is to support people to manage their mental health whilst encouraging an overall healthy and active lifestyle. We work with a range of problems related to mental health including Depression or feelings of low mood, sadness and lack of motivation, Generalised Anxiety Disorder or excessive worry about lots of things that could all go wrong and end in catastrophe, stress, panic attacks or Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma and PTSD.
Well Minds PTS is run by Sally Willan and Leanne Alston. We are accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists with additional clinical training in EMDR. Our aim is to support people to manage their mental health whilst encouraging an overall healthy and active lifestyle. We work with a range of problems related to mental health including Depression or feelings of low mood, sadness and lack of motivation, Generalised Anxiety Disorder or excessive worry about lots of things that could all go wrong and end in catastrophe, stress, panic attacks or Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma and PTSD.
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Sarah Drabble
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S6
I offer supportive, confidential, non-judgemental proactive counselling in a warm, comfortable, safe environment. I work mainly from a Pluralistic approach meaning that I truly believe in a person’s ability to grow and develop in the way that is best for them and by integrating approaches to counselling such as psychodynamic, person-centred and CBT we can work together to get you to a better place. I have found that many problems have their roots buried in past experiences, yet my approach is always flexible, client centred and focused primarily on client growth.
I offer supportive, confidential, non-judgemental proactive counselling in a warm, comfortable, safe environment. I work mainly from a Pluralistic approach meaning that I truly believe in a person’s ability to grow and develop in the way that is best for them and by integrating approaches to counselling such as psychodynamic, person-centred and CBT we can work together to get you to a better place. I have found that many problems have their roots buried in past experiences, yet my approach is always flexible, client centred and focused primarily on client growth.
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Photo of Carolyn Hart, Psychotherapist in Sheffield, England
Carolyn Hart
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified
Sheffield S10
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
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Suzy Henry
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Sheffield S8
I have a deep trust in the healing capacity that a counselling relationship can provide. I believe each individual brings with them their own qualities & experiences, everyone is unique. Seeing beyond labels to the person, I recognize that it is the individual that knows themself best. I strive to build relationships in which clients say they feel empowered & listened to as I offer an attentive, understanding and accepting space. The nature of my counselling practice allows the individuals I work with to acquire compassion & gentleness for self, to develop healthy boundaries that allow personal growth and healing.
I have a deep trust in the healing capacity that a counselling relationship can provide. I believe each individual brings with them their own qualities & experiences, everyone is unique. Seeing beyond labels to the person, I recognize that it is the individual that knows themself best. I strive to build relationships in which clients say they feel empowered & listened to as I offer an attentive, understanding and accepting space. The nature of my counselling practice allows the individuals I work with to acquire compassion & gentleness for self, to develop healthy boundaries that allow personal growth and healing.
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Michael Drabble
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sheffield S10
Are you struggling with a pattern of behaviour or a relationship that you know is harmful, but you can’t seem to move on, or change things for the better? Through working with you in a safe, accepting way I can help you gain a fresh perspective on what has been troubling you. Building on this, we can work together to help you make positive, lasting changes to your behaviour and state of mind. Due to my previous career, I specialise in helping with the issues that can arise from the demands of high-pressure work in both business and creative settings.
Are you struggling with a pattern of behaviour or a relationship that you know is harmful, but you can’t seem to move on, or change things for the better? Through working with you in a safe, accepting way I can help you gain a fresh perspective on what has been troubling you. Building on this, we can work together to help you make positive, lasting changes to your behaviour and state of mind. Due to my previous career, I specialise in helping with the issues that can arise from the demands of high-pressure work in both business and creative settings.
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Photo of Stephanie Money, Psychologist in Sheffield, England
Stephanie Money
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Sheffield S10  (Online Only)
As a Registered Psychologist, I offer online psychological assessment and therapy tailored to adults navigating a range of mental health challenges. Within a confidential and supportive setting, we work together to explore your difficulties and facilitate the learning of new coping strategies. My therapeutic approach encompasses various models, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These interventions are tailored to your individual needs and are designed to empower you and foster independent progress.
As a Registered Psychologist, I offer online psychological assessment and therapy tailored to adults navigating a range of mental health challenges. Within a confidential and supportive setting, we work together to explore your difficulties and facilitate the learning of new coping strategies. My therapeutic approach encompasses various models, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These interventions are tailored to your individual needs and are designed to empower you and foster independent progress.
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Women/Girls: Self-esteem, Relationships, Anxiety.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sheffield S25
Are you often unhappy and anxious? Do you often feel overwhelmed or have difficulty making decisions? Do you struggle to build healthy relationships, always putting everyone else before yourself? In counselling, we will work towards developing coping skills that you can use outside of therapy to make your life better, reduce anxiety, and become more confident. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rewind Technique can help you move forward. You can identify the patterns in your life that cause you difficulty, and learn to change those unhelpful patterns. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping.
Are you often unhappy and anxious? Do you often feel overwhelmed or have difficulty making decisions? Do you struggle to build healthy relationships, always putting everyone else before yourself? In counselling, we will work towards developing coping skills that you can use outside of therapy to make your life better, reduce anxiety, and become more confident. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rewind Technique can help you move forward. You can identify the patterns in your life that cause you difficulty, and learn to change those unhelpful patterns. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping.
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Photo of Helen Levens, Psychotherapist in Sheffield, England
Helen Levens
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Sheffield S7
People come to see me for all sorts of reasons. They might be having trouble in friendships or relationships, experiencing anxiety or depression, have lost someone close to them, be struggling with low self-esteem or body image issues, engaging in self-harm, or just not feeling quite themselves. Having a place to talk freely and focus on what is important to you can help you to make changes that can improve your life. Therapy can leave you feeling happier and more at ease in your own skin.
People come to see me for all sorts of reasons. They might be having trouble in friendships or relationships, experiencing anxiety or depression, have lost someone close to them, be struggling with low self-esteem or body image issues, engaging in self-harm, or just not feeling quite themselves. Having a place to talk freely and focus on what is important to you can help you to make changes that can improve your life. Therapy can leave you feeling happier and more at ease in your own skin.
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Photo of Zoe Barlow, Counsellor in Sheffield, England
Zoe Barlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sheffield S26
Hello. I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential and safe space to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access other support other than talking to family and friends. Sometimes we can feel very stuck in our lives, this could either be in our relationships or with particular emotional problems. Everyone is unique and as such, they things you bring to counselling will be unique to you. Counselling will give you a time and place for to be heard when you need it most.
Hello. I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential and safe space to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access other support other than talking to family and friends. Sometimes we can feel very stuck in our lives, this could either be in our relationships or with particular emotional problems. Everyone is unique and as such, they things you bring to counselling will be unique to you. Counselling will give you a time and place for to be heard when you need it most.
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Photo of MindScope Counselling, Counsellor in Sheffield, England
MindScope Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Sheffield S26
Does anxiety control your life? Is everything just too overwhelming? Do you, or your child struggle to 'fit 'in? Have you lost your sense of direction or purpose?, or maybe you just don't feel 'good enough'. As a Person centred counsellor I will listen without judgement, empower and support you. 'You' are the expert, this is your life, your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours are all important and extremely valid. Maybe your haunted by trauma, PTSD, phobias, bullying, nightmares or anxiety. By using Rewind therapy, together we can reframe the trauma and the fear offering you a happier, better quality of life.
Does anxiety control your life? Is everything just too overwhelming? Do you, or your child struggle to 'fit 'in? Have you lost your sense of direction or purpose?, or maybe you just don't feel 'good enough'. As a Person centred counsellor I will listen without judgement, empower and support you. 'You' are the expert, this is your life, your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours are all important and extremely valid. Maybe your haunted by trauma, PTSD, phobias, bullying, nightmares or anxiety. By using Rewind therapy, together we can reframe the trauma and the fear offering you a happier, better quality of life.
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Photo of Catherine Speddings, Counsellor in Sheffield, England
Catherine Speddings
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sheffield S10
Not accepting new clients
Hello, there are lots of reasons why someone may be considering counselling. Whatever your reason is I will work with you in an way which respects your individuality and unique situation. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgemental place for you to explore the issues you are facing, gain some understanding of them and work towards moving on. I have experience working with clients within a G.P. practice setting, an University counselling service, working with survivors of sexual assault as well as in private practice.
Hello, there are lots of reasons why someone may be considering counselling. Whatever your reason is I will work with you in an way which respects your individuality and unique situation. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgemental place for you to explore the issues you are facing, gain some understanding of them and work towards moving on. I have experience working with clients within a G.P. practice setting, an University counselling service, working with survivors of sexual assault as well as in private practice.
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Photo of Mick Dixon, Counsellor in Sheffield, England
Mick Dixon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Sheffield S8
Hello, my name is Mick Dixon. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. I’m drawn to those concerns that we have regarding our meaning and purpose in the world that can touch us in unique and distinct ways: as melancholy, anxiety, loneliness, unnamed trauma, illness, inertia or as anger, self-criticism or feelings of powerlessness. I am also interested in the the correlation between the body and mental wellbeing and how our environments social, political, biological, physical, impact on us both bodily and psychologically.
Hello, my name is Mick Dixon. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. I’m drawn to those concerns that we have regarding our meaning and purpose in the world that can touch us in unique and distinct ways: as melancholy, anxiety, loneliness, unnamed trauma, illness, inertia or as anger, self-criticism or feelings of powerlessness. I am also interested in the the correlation between the body and mental wellbeing and how our environments social, political, biological, physical, impact on us both bodily and psychologically.
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Photo of Claire York, Counsellor in Sheffield, England
Claire York
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sheffield S25
I believe that counselling provides an opportunity for clients to progress towards a more satisfying way of life. It provides you with the opportunity to find your own solutions to personal emotional problems. It is often easier for us to talk about life issues with someone who is completely impartial and will maintain our confidentiality.
I believe that counselling provides an opportunity for clients to progress towards a more satisfying way of life. It provides you with the opportunity to find your own solutions to personal emotional problems. It is often easier for us to talk about life issues with someone who is completely impartial and will maintain our confidentiality.
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Photo of Crookes Counselling, Counsellor in Sheffield, England
Crookes Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sheffield S10
Please note: I am now accepting new clients. Unfortunately, I am unable to offer evening appointments at this time. I believe in offering a relationship which has, at its heart, a respect for the individual & willingness to listen in a non judgemental way. I have worked extensively with most issues that clients bring but particularly anxiety, depression & relationship difficulties. By offering a space that is confidential & safe, I hope you feel empowered to understand your situation in a clearer way, making choices and decisions that feel right for you.
Please note: I am now accepting new clients. Unfortunately, I am unable to offer evening appointments at this time. I believe in offering a relationship which has, at its heart, a respect for the individual & willingness to listen in a non judgemental way. I have worked extensively with most issues that clients bring but particularly anxiety, depression & relationship difficulties. By offering a space that is confidential & safe, I hope you feel empowered to understand your situation in a clearer way, making choices and decisions that feel right for you.
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Photo of Milan Bijelic, Psychotherapist in Sheffield, England
Milan Bijelic
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Sheffield S10
Welcome. In these uncertain times we may experience heightened anxiety and fear. Old issues may surface. There's more pressure on relationships. I've worked with clients on different video platforms for years both locally and internationally. As a therapist, I seek to be a companion to you when you face a challenge, hardship, or creative block. I feel honoured to have the opportunity to accompany you when you explore these places and search for meaning, wellbeing and new strength
Welcome. In these uncertain times we may experience heightened anxiety and fear. Old issues may surface. There's more pressure on relationships. I've worked with clients on different video platforms for years both locally and internationally. As a therapist, I seek to be a companion to you when you face a challenge, hardship, or creative block. I feel honoured to have the opportunity to accompany you when you explore these places and search for meaning, wellbeing and new strength
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Photo of Chloe Goddard Mcloughlin, Psychotherapist in Sheffield, England
Chloe Goddard Mcloughlin
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S10
Whether you're are feeling stuck in life, experiencing anxiety or depression or perhaps struggling with relationship issues that can't be resolved, the good news is that these are common issues that counselling can help with. I use the three main proven approaches used within counselling - psychodynamic, person-centred (sometimes referred to as humanistic) and cognitive-behavioural as well as EMDR therapy to treat trauma. This gives you more choice and, in turn, creates the flexibility to move towards your personal goals.
Whether you're are feeling stuck in life, experiencing anxiety or depression or perhaps struggling with relationship issues that can't be resolved, the good news is that these are common issues that counselling can help with. I use the three main proven approaches used within counselling - psychodynamic, person-centred (sometimes referred to as humanistic) and cognitive-behavioural as well as EMDR therapy to treat trauma. This gives you more choice and, in turn, creates the flexibility to move towards your personal goals.
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Photo of Ali Hayward, Psychotherapist in Sheffield, England
Ali Hayward
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S1
Hello, I’m Ali (she/her). I’m a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor living in Sheffield. I offer a warm, welcoming, compassionate environment, whether online, on the phone or in person, where you can explore your feelings without feeling judged, criticised or labelled. The main approach I use is Person-Centred therapy, supporting you as you explore your personal challenges, emotions, beliefs, behaviours, and worldview. Through this you gain more awareness of your choices, working towards freedom from anything that may hinder your progress and achieving the self-empowerment you desire.
Hello, I’m Ali (she/her). I’m a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor living in Sheffield. I offer a warm, welcoming, compassionate environment, whether online, on the phone or in person, where you can explore your feelings without feeling judged, criticised or labelled. The main approach I use is Person-Centred therapy, supporting you as you explore your personal challenges, emotions, beliefs, behaviours, and worldview. Through this you gain more awareness of your choices, working towards freedom from anything that may hinder your progress and achieving the self-empowerment you desire.
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Photo of Jenny Jones, Counsellor in Sheffield, England
Jenny Jones
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sheffield S7
Taking the time to come to counselling is a commitment to yourself, can be incredibly hard work and often takes great courage. Whatever your focus for therapy, I will offer you compassion and hold the hope for you when you’re unable to see that things can, and will, get better. My personal experience of life – and death – has taught me that we are each unique individuals with diverse experiences, impacting us in different ways. What helps us through those difficult times can be different from person to person, and it can change as we come across new challenges. I will stay alongside you whilst we navigate these challenges together.
Taking the time to come to counselling is a commitment to yourself, can be incredibly hard work and often takes great courage. Whatever your focus for therapy, I will offer you compassion and hold the hope for you when you’re unable to see that things can, and will, get better. My personal experience of life – and death – has taught me that we are each unique individuals with diverse experiences, impacting us in different ways. What helps us through those difficult times can be different from person to person, and it can change as we come across new challenges. I will stay alongside you whilst we navigate these challenges together.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sheffield

200+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Sheffield who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Depression
87% Self Esteem
82% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% AXA PPP
58% Bupa
54% Aviva

How Counsellors in Sheffield see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sheffield?

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.