Counselling in West Bar, Sheffield

Photo of Katie Colley, Psychotherapist in West Bar, Sheffield, England
Katie Colley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West Bar, Sheffield S1
Do you feel like you are not yourself lately? Work or study is going well but you are ‘off your game’ at times and find yourself demotivated? Maybe the idea of social gatherings makes you feel anxious? Or friends have noticed something has changed in you. This can make you feel isolated and alone like no one understands. Perhaps you are finishing study or making a career change and are unsure of where you are going now. Do you struggle to be ‘truly you’ around family and friends who judge your choices? I offer a warm, inclusive, relaxed space where you can feel safe, accepted and understood.
Do you feel like you are not yourself lately? Work or study is going well but you are ‘off your game’ at times and find yourself demotivated? Maybe the idea of social gatherings makes you feel anxious? Or friends have noticed something has changed in you. This can make you feel isolated and alone like no one understands. Perhaps you are finishing study or making a career change and are unsure of where you are going now. Do you struggle to be ‘truly you’ around family and friends who judge your choices? I offer a warm, inclusive, relaxed space where you can feel safe, accepted and understood.
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Lindsay Brittain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
West Bar, Sheffield S1
Hi I'm Lindsay and I specialise in working with Anxiety and low self-esteem. I am a qualified Integrative Therapist. I work with many issues but specialise in improving confidence and mood, and lowering anxiety & stress. I realised how effective CBT was in working with Anxiety & Low Self-Esteem very early in my career in my very first placement! I trained further and view CBT as a major strategy in my model, along with Assertivness Training and Counselling. Prior to establishing my own business I was an associate at Sheffield CBT Practice and Cornerstone Therapy Centre, both well-established practices in Sheffield.
Hi I'm Lindsay and I specialise in working with Anxiety and low self-esteem. I am a qualified Integrative Therapist. I work with many issues but specialise in improving confidence and mood, and lowering anxiety & stress. I realised how effective CBT was in working with Anxiety & Low Self-Esteem very early in my career in my very first placement! I trained further and view CBT as a major strategy in my model, along with Assertivness Training and Counselling. Prior to establishing my own business I was an associate at Sheffield CBT Practice and Cornerstone Therapy Centre, both well-established practices in Sheffield.
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Sheffield Central Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
West Bar, Sheffield S1
Whether you’re feeling stressed about work, worried about your relationship or feeling depressed and anxious, we’re a team of professionals qualified in counselling and psychotherapy, and we can help. We aim to make counselling accessible and offer sessions in the daytime, evenings and weekends. We offer both remote sessions and face to face sessions for individuals and couples. Sessions last 50 minutes and you can come for as many sessions as you like. Our online booking and payment system allows you to view our counsellors' availability and book an appointment that works for you.
Whether you’re feeling stressed about work, worried about your relationship or feeling depressed and anxious, we’re a team of professionals qualified in counselling and psychotherapy, and we can help. We aim to make counselling accessible and offer sessions in the daytime, evenings and weekends. We offer both remote sessions and face to face sessions for individuals and couples. Sessions last 50 minutes and you can come for as many sessions as you like. Our online booking and payment system allows you to view our counsellors' availability and book an appointment that works for you.
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Diane Wardman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
West Bar, Sheffield S1  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Diane Wardman, a Qualified BACP Registered Psychotherapist working exclusively online with private clients throughout the UK. No matter who you are or what you are going through start your counselling journey today. Asking for help with your mental health can be hard but you are not alone. I offer short and long-term therapy but you decide on the frequency to accommodate your lifestyle. You can directly book a FREE 20-minute Introduction Session or a PAID 50-minute Counselling Session through my website:- www.shoresidetherapy.com
Hello, I am Diane Wardman, a Qualified BACP Registered Psychotherapist working exclusively online with private clients throughout the UK. No matter who you are or what you are going through start your counselling journey today. Asking for help with your mental health can be hard but you are not alone. I offer short and long-term therapy but you decide on the frequency to accommodate your lifestyle. You can directly book a FREE 20-minute Introduction Session or a PAID 50-minute Counselling Session through my website:- www.shoresidetherapy.com
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Claire Wood Counselling in Sheffield
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
West Bar, Sheffield S3
Hello my name is Claire, I am a Counsellor based in Sheffield. My aim is to help you to work through what you feel is holding you back, this may be a life event, relationship difficulties, or a sense of feeling that you are battling with yourself. I will support you to help find ways out of difficulties, or ways of managing at your own pace. This may be to reduce the struggle you have with your emotions or explore unhelpful patterns you notice in your life. You may be seeking to make a change or to work out what is preventing you from moving forward.
Hello my name is Claire, I am a Counsellor based in Sheffield. My aim is to help you to work through what you feel is holding you back, this may be a life event, relationship difficulties, or a sense of feeling that you are battling with yourself. I will support you to help find ways out of difficulties, or ways of managing at your own pace. This may be to reduce the struggle you have with your emotions or explore unhelpful patterns you notice in your life. You may be seeking to make a change or to work out what is preventing you from moving forward.
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Karuna Counselling - Phoebe Thomas
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
West Bar, Sheffield S3  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Phoebe, and there are many reasons that you might want to come and have counselling sessions with me. This could be something like stress due to work or ill health, you might be experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, identity issues, racial/cultural issues, addictions, trauma due to various reasons and many more. You may feel that it's time for you to talk to someone about whatever it is, whether to vent, process it, or try to find a solution. Whatever you are struggling with and whatever you want to get out of the therapeutic relationship, I am here to help.
Hi, I'm Phoebe, and there are many reasons that you might want to come and have counselling sessions with me. This could be something like stress due to work or ill health, you might be experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, identity issues, racial/cultural issues, addictions, trauma due to various reasons and many more. You may feel that it's time for you to talk to someone about whatever it is, whether to vent, process it, or try to find a solution. Whatever you are struggling with and whatever you want to get out of the therapeutic relationship, I am here to help.
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Dr David Fong
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
West Bar, Sheffield S3
I am a principal clinical psychologist, accredited CBT therapist and coach with more than 25 years of post qualification experience, including 17 years in the NHS. I have particular expertise with the 14-18 age range and adults of all ages. I understand that looking for mental health support can be a baffling process; I hope you can be assured by my professional experience, qualifications, associate fellow status in the British Psychological Society, and practioner psychologist status with the HCPC. In addition to therapy, I am excited to be able to offer psychological coaching in my practice - email me for more details.
I am a principal clinical psychologist, accredited CBT therapist and coach with more than 25 years of post qualification experience, including 17 years in the NHS. I have particular expertise with the 14-18 age range and adults of all ages. I understand that looking for mental health support can be a baffling process; I hope you can be assured by my professional experience, qualifications, associate fellow status in the British Psychological Society, and practioner psychologist status with the HCPC. In addition to therapy, I am excited to be able to offer psychological coaching in my practice - email me for more details.
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Steel City Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
West Bar, Sheffield S3
My training is in person-centred and experiential psychotherapy and counselling. In addition to this, I have 28 years experience as a Registered Mental Nurse, working primarily with people who have substance use problems. I completed an MSc in Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy in 2017 and have worked in an NHS staff support service as a counsellor since then, alongside my private practice. My approach is based on offering a compassionate, non judgmental approach within a safe environment in the hope that this will allow clarity, reinforce current coping mechanisms and foster future growth. I charge on a sliding scale.
My training is in person-centred and experiential psychotherapy and counselling. In addition to this, I have 28 years experience as a Registered Mental Nurse, working primarily with people who have substance use problems. I completed an MSc in Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy in 2017 and have worked in an NHS staff support service as a counsellor since then, alongside my private practice. My approach is based on offering a compassionate, non judgmental approach within a safe environment in the hope that this will allow clarity, reinforce current coping mechanisms and foster future growth. I charge on a sliding scale.
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Sarah Drabble
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Bar, Sheffield S3
Waitlist for new clients
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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Ali Hayward
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Bar, Sheffield S3
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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Online Therapists

Photo of Sara Bartlett Brown, Counsellor in West Bar, Sheffield, England
Sara Bartlett Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S4  (Online Only)
I work online with adult autistic Individuals and with Couples in the UK. I provide an accessible & compassionate service that reduces distress & enables people to address what is difficult. If we have not been understood and accepted we may develop ways of being and doing that do not support our well being. We keep our true selves hidden from others and whilst this protects us, it can cause much pain and limit us. With an understanding therapist we can trust, we begin to make sense of who we are, how we are and what has happened to us in our lives. We can be truer to ourselves and live with more confidence, ease and acceptance.
I work online with adult autistic Individuals and with Couples in the UK. I provide an accessible & compassionate service that reduces distress & enables people to address what is difficult. If we have not been understood and accepted we may develop ways of being and doing that do not support our well being. We keep our true selves hidden from others and whilst this protects us, it can cause much pain and limit us. With an understanding therapist we can trust, we begin to make sense of who we are, how we are and what has happened to us in our lives. We can be truer to ourselves and live with more confidence, ease and acceptance.
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Photo of Dr Lisa Marie Emerson, Psychologist in West Bar, Sheffield, England
Dr Lisa Marie Emerson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Do you have concerns about your child’s emotional wellbeing? These challenges can be related to feelings of anxiety or low mood, or they may be behavioural challenges. When a young person experiences emotional distress, this can have a big impact on the relationships in your family, and on your day-to-day life. This can also lead to feelings of stress and exhaustion as a parent. Seeking Psychological support can be one way of understanding and navigating a way through these challenging times for your child and your family.
Do you have concerns about your child’s emotional wellbeing? These challenges can be related to feelings of anxiety or low mood, or they may be behavioural challenges. When a young person experiences emotional distress, this can have a big impact on the relationships in your family, and on your day-to-day life. This can also lead to feelings of stress and exhaustion as a parent. Seeking Psychological support can be one way of understanding and navigating a way through these challenging times for your child and your family.
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Photo of Shari Woolley, Psychotherapist in West Bar, Sheffield, England
Shari Woolley
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S11  (Online Only)
Unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable feelings are part of being human. Sometimes however, we can get stuck in a painful vicious cycle by reacting in unhelpful ways. This doesn’t mean we’re broken. If you’d like to learn new ways of responding to these thoughts and feelings then maybe I can help. I have a lot of experience assessing and treating a wide range of problems using CBT. I use a range of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and mindfulness tools to enhance and compliment traditional CBT. I find this approach extremely effective in helping people to recognise and break unhelpful patterns, overcome problems and prevent relapse.
Unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable feelings are part of being human. Sometimes however, we can get stuck in a painful vicious cycle by reacting in unhelpful ways. This doesn’t mean we’re broken. If you’d like to learn new ways of responding to these thoughts and feelings then maybe I can help. I have a lot of experience assessing and treating a wide range of problems using CBT. I use a range of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and mindfulness tools to enhance and compliment traditional CBT. I find this approach extremely effective in helping people to recognise and break unhelpful patterns, overcome problems and prevent relapse.
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Photo of Matthew Dunn, Psychotherapist in West Bar, Sheffield, England
Matthew Dunn
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am an integrative psychotherapist and work with individuals aged 18+ for both short-term and open-ended therapy. People seek therapy for different reasons. Often it is because they feel stuck, stressed, overwhelmed or hurt. You might be struggling with a relationship, coping with stress or hoping to change a behaviour that is not working for you. When things are difficult, a psychotherapist can support you and help you to grow in whichever way is right for you. I won't tell you what to do, but I will support you to find a way forward for yourself. I am accredited by the UKCP and a member of the BACP.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and work with individuals aged 18+ for both short-term and open-ended therapy. People seek therapy for different reasons. Often it is because they feel stuck, stressed, overwhelmed or hurt. You might be struggling with a relationship, coping with stress or hoping to change a behaviour that is not working for you. When things are difficult, a psychotherapist can support you and help you to grow in whichever way is right for you. I won't tell you what to do, but I will support you to find a way forward for yourself. I am accredited by the UKCP and a member of the BACP.
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Photo of Dr Carla Benton, Psychologist in West Bar, Sheffield, England
Dr Carla Benton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S7  (Online Only)
Are you exhausted from constantly doubting yourself and feeling as if you’re not “good enough”? Do you feel stressed, anxious, burnt out? Perhaps past experiences continue to bother you in the here and now, and you’re not sure how to cope or move forward? If you want to live a life where you can heal from your experiences, feel less stressed and develop healthier relationships with yourself and others, I’m here to help.
Are you exhausted from constantly doubting yourself and feeling as if you’re not “good enough”? Do you feel stressed, anxious, burnt out? Perhaps past experiences continue to bother you in the here and now, and you’re not sure how to cope or move forward? If you want to live a life where you can heal from your experiences, feel less stressed and develop healthier relationships with yourself and others, I’m here to help.
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Gordon R. McArthur
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Hi. I am Gordon, a qualified Arts Psychotherapist. I worked for thirty years in construction, office, and schools-based work before training as a therapist; having found therapy and counselling to be helpful to my own experiences. I enjoy sharing the benefit of arts-based therapy with others who feel in need of a bit of help. Dyslexic myself, my experience is that neurodiversity has many facets; stimulating anxieties and creating blockages that cannot easily be put into words. Art Therapy is a distinct approach to Psychotherapy that uses a mix of art materials as self-expression and communication tools.
Hi. I am Gordon, a qualified Arts Psychotherapist. I worked for thirty years in construction, office, and schools-based work before training as a therapist; having found therapy and counselling to be helpful to my own experiences. I enjoy sharing the benefit of arts-based therapy with others who feel in need of a bit of help. Dyslexic myself, my experience is that neurodiversity has many facets; stimulating anxieties and creating blockages that cannot easily be put into words. Art Therapy is a distinct approach to Psychotherapy that uses a mix of art materials as self-expression and communication tools.
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Dr Adam Hill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S8  (Online Only)
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
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Photo of Dr Sarah Rodgers, Psychologist in West Bar, Sheffield, England
Dr Sarah Rodgers
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Have you always felt like you never quite fitted in and life has always been a bit of a struggle for you? It may be that you have felt misunderstood or that other people simply do not 'get' you. Everyday life may have always felt challenging, but the increased demands of adult life have been overwhelming and exhausting. You may worry a lot about tasks or relationships. You may also find that you have differences that are areas of significant strength for you, for example an ability to be creative, to hyper-focus and attend to detail. Would you like to discover if Autism or ADHD form a part of your identity?
Have you always felt like you never quite fitted in and life has always been a bit of a struggle for you? It may be that you have felt misunderstood or that other people simply do not 'get' you. Everyday life may have always felt challenging, but the increased demands of adult life have been overwhelming and exhausting. You may worry a lot about tasks or relationships. You may also find that you have differences that are areas of significant strength for you, for example an ability to be creative, to hyper-focus and attend to detail. Would you like to discover if Autism or ADHD form a part of your identity?
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Edel Dewhurst
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Supporting a person towards improving their quality of life has always been at the heart of my therapeutic practice. When we are anxious, depressed, or when we're going through changes in our lives, we can find that we are not living the way we would like. Finding our way through this can sometimes be too difficult on our own. Your therapeutic experience will involve coming to an understanding of the connections between the past and present and developing a commitment to change where necessary.
Supporting a person towards improving their quality of life has always been at the heart of my therapeutic practice. When we are anxious, depressed, or when we're going through changes in our lives, we can find that we are not living the way we would like. Finding our way through this can sometimes be too difficult on our own. Your therapeutic experience will involve coming to an understanding of the connections between the past and present and developing a commitment to change where necessary.
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M. E. Rebello
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I believe every individual has deep inherent dignity and that people are worth caring for. ​Yet we live in a world where we will suffer, some of us in deep and profound ways. I meet with many clients who have complex trauma or are working through challenges related to family or church hurt. They all desire to experience life differently, to heal and be renewed. Many of my clients also desire to work with a counsellor who has a Christian perspective and can offer insights on difficulties with Christian community.
I believe every individual has deep inherent dignity and that people are worth caring for. ​Yet we live in a world where we will suffer, some of us in deep and profound ways. I meet with many clients who have complex trauma or are working through challenges related to family or church hurt. They all desire to experience life differently, to heal and be renewed. Many of my clients also desire to work with a counsellor who has a Christian perspective and can offer insights on difficulties with Christian community.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in West Bar, Sheffield

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in West Bar, Sheffield who prioritize treating:

90% Coping Skills
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Family Conflict
80% Self Esteem
70% Stress

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
33% Other
33% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in West Bar, Sheffield see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in West Bar, 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.