Counselling in Shelfield

Photo of Pierpaolo Paparo, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Pierpaolo Paparo
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shelfield B49  (Online Only)
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
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Sasha Hvidsten
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Redditch B96
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and see patients for concerns such as ADHD, autism and Tourettes / tic disorders. I work with a team of nurses and therapists to deliver a holistic approach to suit your needs. We have a clinic within a period property in the worcestershire countryside that is quiet and relaxing. We offer assessment and treatment, for autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, Tics and Tourette's, The correct diagnosis is really important in order to get the right help. Our support doesn't end with diagnosis - we are here until you don't need us anymore.
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and see patients for concerns such as ADHD, autism and Tourettes / tic disorders. I work with a team of nurses and therapists to deliver a holistic approach to suit your needs. We have a clinic within a period property in the worcestershire countryside that is quiet and relaxing. We offer assessment and treatment, for autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, Tics and Tourette's, The correct diagnosis is really important in order to get the right help. Our support doesn't end with diagnosis - we are here until you don't need us anymore.
01527 919209 View 01527 919209
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Samantha Beishon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Life can throw many challenges at us, sometimes navigated well but at times can become overwhelming, and some help is welcome. As an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist I have worked with adults and young people to help them find their way through emotional and mental distress. With an understanding of how issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma impacts everyday life, I offer a confidential space to work with you to find relief from these emotional challenges. We often have a sense of how we want to be but can't get there alone, our thoughts often getting in the way.
Life can throw many challenges at us, sometimes navigated well but at times can become overwhelming, and some help is welcome. As an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist I have worked with adults and young people to help them find their way through emotional and mental distress. With an understanding of how issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma impacts everyday life, I offer a confidential space to work with you to find relief from these emotional challenges. We often have a sense of how we want to be but can't get there alone, our thoughts often getting in the way.
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Jess Butler
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Evesham WR11
At any point in our lives we can find ourselves overwhelmed and at a loss to know what to do to. We may experience a degree of distress that impacts on how we would like to live our life. This could be, but isn't limited to, anxiety, low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed with rage and anger, struggling to make yourself understood, feeling stressed and unhappy, the impact of loss or traumatic events or living with a disability that makes it difficult to express their feelings to others. I understand that by contacting me you have a reached a point where you want help therefore I aim to respond promptly to any enquiry.
At any point in our lives we can find ourselves overwhelmed and at a loss to know what to do to. We may experience a degree of distress that impacts on how we would like to live our life. This could be, but isn't limited to, anxiety, low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed with rage and anger, struggling to make yourself understood, feeling stressed and unhappy, the impact of loss or traumatic events or living with a disability that makes it difficult to express their feelings to others. I understand that by contacting me you have a reached a point where you want help therefore I aim to respond promptly to any enquiry.
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Sonya Price
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Hello my name is Sonya, I am a CBT therapist (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). Sometimes in life we all get to a point where we just need to reach out. I can offer you time to listen effectively in a comfortable, safe, and confidential environment. Working with CBT enables you to talk about your feelings and emotions in situations as they may affect our behaviours and by recognising this we can adapt some change. Being able to express your feelings or presenting issue may be difficult especially to loved ones, family and friends. Reach Out will empower you to contribute to your well-being, sense of belonging, and self worth in Therapy.
Hello my name is Sonya, I am a CBT therapist (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). Sometimes in life we all get to a point where we just need to reach out. I can offer you time to listen effectively in a comfortable, safe, and confidential environment. Working with CBT enables you to talk about your feelings and emotions in situations as they may affect our behaviours and by recognising this we can adapt some change. Being able to express your feelings or presenting issue may be difficult especially to loved ones, family and friends. Reach Out will empower you to contribute to your well-being, sense of belonging, and self worth in Therapy.
01926 958240 View 01926 958240
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Emma Tait
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redditch B97
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist offering a private and confidential counselling service for Redditch and surrounding areas. I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS. I am a registered member of the BACP and work with individuals, couples and parents for both short term and long term counselling. If you're feeling overwhelmed or are living with low mood/depression, anxiety, or having problems in relationships or just experiencing difficulties generally and would like to explore how counselling may help, please get in touch. This is completely without obligation.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist offering a private and confidential counselling service for Redditch and surrounding areas. I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS. I am a registered member of the BACP and work with individuals, couples and parents for both short term and long term counselling. If you're feeling overwhelmed or are living with low mood/depression, anxiety, or having problems in relationships or just experiencing difficulties generally and would like to explore how counselling may help, please get in touch. This is completely without obligation.
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Dr Catherine Bamford
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am an experienced and compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist providing assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological difficulties and challenges. Common issues include depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship difficulties, autism, ADHD, bereavement, chronic pain and PTSD. I am also a specialist in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. I work with a team of Associate Psychologists with a wide range of other specialities. We see individuals, couples and families. Please visit my website for more information and for our fees www.bamfordpsychologyservice.co.uk
I am an experienced and compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist providing assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological difficulties and challenges. Common issues include depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship difficulties, autism, ADHD, bereavement, chronic pain and PTSD. I am also a specialist in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. I work with a team of Associate Psychologists with a wide range of other specialities. We see individuals, couples and families. Please visit my website for more information and for our fees www.bamfordpsychologyservice.co.uk
01926 293392 View 01926 293392
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Karine Harber
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Solihull B95
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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Liz Hancock
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
In 16 years of practice I have probably seen most presenting problems. I specialise in stress, anxiety and depression. Stress can contribute to other issues of chronic pain or illness like Diabetes, ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia.. I qualified with Relate and worked for them for 10 years so have much experience in relationships too. I work both online and face to face. It is very important to choose a therapist who you connect with and for this reason I offer a 15 minute telephone conversation or a 30 minute meeting in person to discuss your requirements
In 16 years of practice I have probably seen most presenting problems. I specialise in stress, anxiety and depression. Stress can contribute to other issues of chronic pain or illness like Diabetes, ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia.. I qualified with Relate and worked for them for 10 years so have much experience in relationships too. I work both online and face to face. It is very important to choose a therapist who you connect with and for this reason I offer a 15 minute telephone conversation or a 30 minute meeting in person to discuss your requirements
01522 246098 View 01522 246098
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Sinead Carroll
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Warwick CV35
I am a chartered forensic psychologist with 20 yrs’ experience of working with people with a history of mental illness, emotional disturbance, personality difficulties, learning difficulties, offending behaviour, and other psychological difficulties. I trained and supervised a range of healthcare professionals across the UK. Working with both male, female and non-binary clients, my aim is to personalise therapy to individual client needs, having a proven track record in positive outcomes for people experiencing emotional difficulties. I understand the importance for clients to feel safe, to connect with their values, and others.
I am a chartered forensic psychologist with 20 yrs’ experience of working with people with a history of mental illness, emotional disturbance, personality difficulties, learning difficulties, offending behaviour, and other psychological difficulties. I trained and supervised a range of healthcare professionals across the UK. Working with both male, female and non-binary clients, my aim is to personalise therapy to individual client needs, having a proven track record in positive outcomes for people experiencing emotional difficulties. I understand the importance for clients to feel safe, to connect with their values, and others.
07403 928506 View 07403 928506
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Jacqueline Lane Jungian Analyst
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a very experienced therapist, I have worked within the NHS and in Private Practice since 1994 and am a Senior Jungian Analyst, a Training Analyst, an Examiner and a Supervisor. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing relationship difficulties, difficulties in the workplace and those suffering from depression and anxiety. There is a wisdom in anxiety, any emotional crisis is a call for personal growth, for insight and to a new path through life. The belief that symptoms have meaning leads to a more positive approach and outcome, so that suffering is not in vain but the prelude to a more meaningful life.
I am a very experienced therapist, I have worked within the NHS and in Private Practice since 1994 and am a Senior Jungian Analyst, a Training Analyst, an Examiner and a Supervisor. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing relationship difficulties, difficulties in the workplace and those suffering from depression and anxiety. There is a wisdom in anxiety, any emotional crisis is a call for personal growth, for insight and to a new path through life. The belief that symptoms have meaning leads to a more positive approach and outcome, so that suffering is not in vain but the prelude to a more meaningful life.
01798 305159 View 01798 305159
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Clare Welch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
01789 331271 View 01789 331271
Photo of Lisa Peplow, BACP, Counsellor
Lisa Peplow
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Solihull B94  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Counsellor with many years experience of working with individuals and couples within an agency, and now as a Private Practitioner. I have a person centred trauma informed approach which means that I will offer you a safe, confidential space where you can explore issues which may be stopping you from achieving what you want in your life. I provide long term and short term therapy for individuals face to face online.
I am an experienced Counsellor with many years experience of working with individuals and couples within an agency, and now as a Private Practitioner. I have a person centred trauma informed approach which means that I will offer you a safe, confidential space where you can explore issues which may be stopping you from achieving what you want in your life. I provide long term and short term therapy for individuals face to face online.
01905 975111 View 01905 975111
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Michelle Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Evesham WR11
I am a qualified counsellor with a BACP Accredited qualification working to the BACP Ethical framework. My counselling is underpinned with qualifications in Health & Social Care, Children & Young People, Gangs, Anger Management, Criminal Psychology and a Bsc in Adult Mental Health Nursing. I am trained Integratively but apply focus on CBT, Motivational Interviewing techniques and Humanistic Approaches. Supporting a variety of needs to help enhance the quality of life of those I support to help build resilience. I am a member of the BACP Accredited register and Accredited register for The Foundation for Infant loss.
I am a qualified counsellor with a BACP Accredited qualification working to the BACP Ethical framework. My counselling is underpinned with qualifications in Health & Social Care, Children & Young People, Gangs, Anger Management, Criminal Psychology and a Bsc in Adult Mental Health Nursing. I am trained Integratively but apply focus on CBT, Motivational Interviewing techniques and Humanistic Approaches. Supporting a variety of needs to help enhance the quality of life of those I support to help build resilience. I am a member of the BACP Accredited register and Accredited register for The Foundation for Infant loss.
0121 726 1103 View 0121 726 1103
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Charlotte Bowell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Henley-in-Arden B95
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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Lynsey Lister
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Henley-in-Arden B95
Often for many reasons, life can become unmanageable and you may feel you are unable to cope. It can be difficult to know where to turn, and sometimes most difficult to talk to people we are closest to, we may feel we need to go somewhere outside our family and friends, to talk/work through our thoughts, feelings and worries with someone impartial. There may be a number of reasons why you may want to talk, perhaps a distressing event, loss or bereavement or address a longer standing issue. Sometimes the problem isn’t so clear and you may be feeling anxious, unfulfilled or depressed.
Often for many reasons, life can become unmanageable and you may feel you are unable to cope. It can be difficult to know where to turn, and sometimes most difficult to talk to people we are closest to, we may feel we need to go somewhere outside our family and friends, to talk/work through our thoughts, feelings and worries with someone impartial. There may be a number of reasons why you may want to talk, perhaps a distressing event, loss or bereavement or address a longer standing issue. Sometimes the problem isn’t so clear and you may be feeling anxious, unfulfilled or depressed.
01926 895571 View 01926 895571
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Alex Georgia Nelson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redditch B98  (Online Only)
As a client-led therapist, I am guided by you the client. These are your sessions, and I am here to support you. I provide a safe and confidential space, where you can explore your concerns which have brought you to counselling. Sometimes life can become difficult, leaving it hard to navigate daily life. By having someone that can listen fully to you, supporting you to find your understanding, you can regain your confidence to manage daily life effectively.
As a client-led therapist, I am guided by you the client. These are your sessions, and I am here to support you. I provide a safe and confidential space, where you can explore your concerns which have brought you to counselling. Sometimes life can become difficult, leaving it hard to navigate daily life. By having someone that can listen fully to you, supporting you to find your understanding, you can regain your confidence to manage daily life effectively.
01905 674877 View 01905 674877
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Hannah Emes
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Alderminster CV37  (Online Only)
I am a fully accredited CBT Therapist with over 18 years of experience working both in the NHS and private sector. I started my Independent practice in 2007 and have also held visitor lecture posts for those training in CBT. I am able to provide assessments and therapy sessions also via Skype or FaceTime. I am enthusiastic and dedicated to building lasting resilience for both adolescents and adults and love my job! I am bound by the rules and ethical conduct of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.
I am a fully accredited CBT Therapist with over 18 years of experience working both in the NHS and private sector. I started my Independent practice in 2007 and have also held visitor lecture posts for those training in CBT. I am able to provide assessments and therapy sessions also via Skype or FaceTime. I am enthusiastic and dedicated to building lasting resilience for both adolescents and adults and love my job! I am bound by the rules and ethical conduct of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.
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Everest Clinic - ADHD and Autism Assessment Centre
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
www.everestclinic.co.uk - We are a private psychology clinic dedicated to ADHD and Autism testing, diagnostics and treatment. At Everest Clinic we understand how challenging is the journey to a diagnosis, and how important is to find the right care for individuals and families struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We recognise and treat each client as unique and special. That's why our team of experienced Clinicians is dedicated to delivering detailed and accurate testing and diagnostic services tailored to your specific needs.
www.everestclinic.co.uk - We are a private psychology clinic dedicated to ADHD and Autism testing, diagnostics and treatment. At Everest Clinic we understand how challenging is the journey to a diagnosis, and how important is to find the right care for individuals and families struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We recognise and treat each client as unique and special. That's why our team of experienced Clinicians is dedicated to delivering detailed and accurate testing and diagnostic services tailored to your specific needs.
024 7542 0796 View 024 7542 0796
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Counselling.Space
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Hello, I'm Ann and I understand the huge impact that struggles with depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, stress and relationship difficulties can have on our lives. Counselling can be an important first step in helping you deal with the challenges that life throws at you. At Counselling.Space you will have a safe and confidential environment to explore these challenges and develop a better understanding of yourself as well as the beliefs that drive your moods and behaviour.
Hello, I'm Ann and I understand the huge impact that struggles with depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, stress and relationship difficulties can have on our lives. Counselling can be an important first step in helping you deal with the challenges that life throws at you. At Counselling.Space you will have a safe and confidential environment to explore these challenges and develop a better understanding of yourself as well as the beliefs that drive your moods and behaviour.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Shelfield

< 10

Counsellors in Shelfield who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Shelfield see their clients

100% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Shelfield?

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.