Counselling in Shrewsbury

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drkatetherapy.com
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
I am both a fully qualified Human Givens Practitioner (HG.Dip.P) and Medical Doctor with over 20 years of experience. I have worked in therapy, occupational medicine, addiction services and General Practice. I have Breathworks training in mindfulness and meditation. My wealth of experience with individuals and businesses allows me to effectively provide therapy and coaching to anyone looking to improve their mental health.
I am both a fully qualified Human Givens Practitioner (HG.Dip.P) and Medical Doctor with over 20 years of experience. I have worked in therapy, occupational medicine, addiction services and General Practice. I have Breathworks training in mindfulness and meditation. My wealth of experience with individuals and businesses allows me to effectively provide therapy and coaching to anyone looking to improve their mental health.
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Photo of Isabel Leming in Shrewsbury, England
Isabel Leming
MRes
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY2  (Online Only)
How would it be to be living a joyous, fulfilled, and happy life? Free from anxiety, depression, limiting beliefs and that inner critic. Just imagine for a moment how life would be then. For clients looking to find answers and solutions to their problems. I support people to improve their lives and overcome issues when things get difficult. I take the time to listen and understand your challenges and history and provide personally-tailored sessions to help you move forward with energy, clarity and direction. I teach a range of tools, techniques and skills for you to implement and take back control of you mind and your life.
How would it be to be living a joyous, fulfilled, and happy life? Free from anxiety, depression, limiting beliefs and that inner critic. Just imagine for a moment how life would be then. For clients looking to find answers and solutions to their problems. I support people to improve their lives and overcome issues when things get difficult. I take the time to listen and understand your challenges and history and provide personally-tailored sessions to help you move forward with energy, clarity and direction. I teach a range of tools, techniques and skills for you to implement and take back control of you mind and your life.
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Photo of FND Care in Shrewsbury, England
FND Care
MA
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY5
Functional Neurological Disorder is a challenging condition to live with, however, with expert support and education is very manageable. I work with those living with FND (also DID) providing education, kindest of care, professional healing methods, hints and tips to avoid nervous system triggers causing tremors, cognitive fog, pain and blackouts/seizures. My intuitive skills are phenomenal and the application of parts work will allow us to address embodied trauma memories and encapsulations. This lessens anxiety, distress, panic and pain, increasing your levels of self knowledge and life management. All towards a calmer tomorrow
Functional Neurological Disorder is a challenging condition to live with, however, with expert support and education is very manageable. I work with those living with FND (also DID) providing education, kindest of care, professional healing methods, hints and tips to avoid nervous system triggers causing tremors, cognitive fog, pain and blackouts/seizures. My intuitive skills are phenomenal and the application of parts work will allow us to address embodied trauma memories and encapsulations. This lessens anxiety, distress, panic and pain, increasing your levels of self knowledge and life management. All towards a calmer tomorrow
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Carrington Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
Hello, I am a Integrative Counsellor Psychotherapist in modalities including CBT, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I found myself drawn to Integrative Counselling due to my belief no two people are the same. In order to truly help an individual I feel you need to draw on different modalities, tailoring a therapy unique to them and their life journey. I am BACP registered and always demonstrate their beliefs and values being non judgmental and congruent, creating a safe environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Please feel free to contact with any questions you may have.
Hello, I am a Integrative Counsellor Psychotherapist in modalities including CBT, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I found myself drawn to Integrative Counselling due to my belief no two people are the same. In order to truly help an individual I feel you need to draw on different modalities, tailoring a therapy unique to them and their life journey. I am BACP registered and always demonstrate their beliefs and values being non judgmental and congruent, creating a safe environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Please feel free to contact with any questions you may have.
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Julia Kaya
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
I will be on annual leave 22/12/23 - 9/01/2024. I have been working as a counsellor for over 17 years. Working as a counsellor in Addictions services, Probation, GP surgeries, EAP and staff counsellor at a local charity. I have taught in a Shropshire College developing and delivering Counselling and Mental Wellbeing courses. I supervise staff at a 2 local mental health charities. I work from an office based in Shrewsbury, online or by phone. Trauma work is delivered face to face or online. I work as an Integrated counsellor and use different theories to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.
I will be on annual leave 22/12/23 - 9/01/2024. I have been working as a counsellor for over 17 years. Working as a counsellor in Addictions services, Probation, GP surgeries, EAP and staff counsellor at a local charity. I have taught in a Shropshire College developing and delivering Counselling and Mental Wellbeing courses. I supervise staff at a 2 local mental health charities. I work from an office based in Shrewsbury, online or by phone. Trauma work is delivered face to face or online. I work as an Integrated counsellor and use different theories to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.
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Ines Fitzsimmons
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
Hello and a warm welcome to my profile. I am an Integrative Counsellor and my goal as a therapist is to provide a safe non-judgemental space, where my counselling clients can feel encouraged and supported through life’s challenges. Whatever you are going through, whether it is depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family problems, separation or divorce, emotional difficulties or bereavement, there is hope. I have extensive experience counselling in the third sector as well as general counselling practise in a GP surgery. I offer weekly counselling sessions face-to-face and online via Skype and telephone.
Hello and a warm welcome to my profile. I am an Integrative Counsellor and my goal as a therapist is to provide a safe non-judgemental space, where my counselling clients can feel encouraged and supported through life’s challenges. Whatever you are going through, whether it is depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family problems, separation or divorce, emotional difficulties or bereavement, there is hope. I have extensive experience counselling in the third sector as well as general counselling practise in a GP surgery. I offer weekly counselling sessions face-to-face and online via Skype and telephone.
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Photo of Scott Reeve, Counsellor in Shrewsbury, England
Scott Reeve
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Shrewsbury SY1
My name is Scott Reeve, and I am a fully accredited and registered counsellor & psychotherapist with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), with over 11 years experience of providing counselling for individuals. I am qualified to MSc level (Masters), and have undergone extensive further training in many areas and am committed to ongoing professional development. I have worked in a variety of different settings, seeing a wide range of issues and needs over these years. Counselling gives the opportunity to dedicate time and space to explore personal issues in the hope this can provide a positive way forward.
My name is Scott Reeve, and I am a fully accredited and registered counsellor & psychotherapist with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), with over 11 years experience of providing counselling for individuals. I am qualified to MSc level (Masters), and have undergone extensive further training in many areas and am committed to ongoing professional development. I have worked in a variety of different settings, seeing a wide range of issues and needs over these years. Counselling gives the opportunity to dedicate time and space to explore personal issues in the hope this can provide a positive way forward.
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Photo of Deborah Pennington, Counsellor in Shrewsbury, England
Deborah Pennington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
I’m an experienced and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor / Psychotherapist. As your counsellor I offer a safe, respectful space for you, where you can explore personal issues and emotions, within a gentle and warm approach. It may be that you are feeling anxious or stressed and would like to explore these in order to move towards a feeling of emotional well being. Perhaps you might want to talk about difficulties at work, with family, personal relationships or sexual difficulties. Counselling can support you to find the resilience to work through these with courage and to find coping methods.
I’m an experienced and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor / Psychotherapist. As your counsellor I offer a safe, respectful space for you, where you can explore personal issues and emotions, within a gentle and warm approach. It may be that you are feeling anxious or stressed and would like to explore these in order to move towards a feeling of emotional well being. Perhaps you might want to talk about difficulties at work, with family, personal relationships or sexual difficulties. Counselling can support you to find the resilience to work through these with courage and to find coping methods.
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Photo of Helen Elizabeth Stone, Counsellor in Shrewsbury, England
Helen Elizabeth Stone
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
I'm a therapist who believes in working with my clients to help them find perspective in times of struggle, without minimising what they are going through, without staying silent at the other end of the room and leaving you on your own to figure it out. I get that things are tough and I seek to work relationally. I can look back with you at past difficulties, things that went wrong, and I will work with you to find a way to integrate those issues so that they don't toxify and ruin the present. I also believe that choice and change are processes that can be learned and that we can manifest good things if we know how!
I'm a therapist who believes in working with my clients to help them find perspective in times of struggle, without minimising what they are going through, without staying silent at the other end of the room and leaving you on your own to figure it out. I get that things are tough and I seek to work relationally. I can look back with you at past difficulties, things that went wrong, and I will work with you to find a way to integrate those issues so that they don't toxify and ruin the present. I also believe that choice and change are processes that can be learned and that we can manifest good things if we know how!
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Photo of Jade Taylor Creative Counselling, Counsellor in Shrewsbury, England
Jade Taylor Creative Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
Waitlist for new clients
Online, outdoor and face-to-face. AuDHD. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I offer a safe space where you identify any learnt messages and separate them from who you really are, not who you have become by trying to conform and please the world and others. Through an ND-affirmative person-centred lens, I support you to recognise your differences, celebrate them, and understand their effect on your behaviour and feelings. You are the expert on you, but you may have just lost your voice.
Online, outdoor and face-to-face. AuDHD. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I offer a safe space where you identify any learnt messages and separate them from who you really are, not who you have become by trying to conform and please the world and others. Through an ND-affirmative person-centred lens, I support you to recognise your differences, celebrate them, and understand their effect on your behaviour and feelings. You are the expert on you, but you may have just lost your voice.
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Photo of Alison Carey, Psychotherapist in Shrewsbury, England
Alison Carey
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY2  (Online Only)
My name is Alison, I am a psychotherapist with over fourteen years experience working in mental health. My initial career was working in residential centres for adults with complex mental health needs, changing field over three years ago receiving a masters degree as a psychotherapist, working both in private practice and online. I have worked in Ireland with clients with a range of personal struggles including depression, anxiety, body-image issues, borderline and histrionic personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar, Tourette's syndrome, relationship issues and confusion around their life's path.
My name is Alison, I am a psychotherapist with over fourteen years experience working in mental health. My initial career was working in residential centres for adults with complex mental health needs, changing field over three years ago receiving a masters degree as a psychotherapist, working both in private practice and online. I have worked in Ireland with clients with a range of personal struggles including depression, anxiety, body-image issues, borderline and histrionic personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar, Tourette's syndrome, relationship issues and confusion around their life's path.
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Photo of Dr Victoria Watton, Psychologist in Shrewsbury, England
Dr Victoria Watton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury SY1
How would you feel if I told you that you can stop feeling scared, unsafe and overwhelmed ? That you could connect with those around you in an authentic and meaningful way, rather than masking yourself because you fear losing them ? I can tell you this as I have supported many people like yourself, living with complex trauma to let go of the patterns that are keeping them low, anxious, dissociated, paranoid and lonely. I work with people just like you to firstly understand what has happened to them and how the strategies they are currently using have come to be. I then work to introduce new ways of being in the world.
How would you feel if I told you that you can stop feeling scared, unsafe and overwhelmed ? That you could connect with those around you in an authentic and meaningful way, rather than masking yourself because you fear losing them ? I can tell you this as I have supported many people like yourself, living with complex trauma to let go of the patterns that are keeping them low, anxious, dissociated, paranoid and lonely. I work with people just like you to firstly understand what has happened to them and how the strategies they are currently using have come to be. I then work to introduce new ways of being in the world.
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Photo of Johanna Brobeck, Counsellor in Shrewsbury, England
Johanna Brobeck
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
In our work together I am led by you, although I play an active role in facilitating a space that opens up to the possibility of further self-awareness, developing autonomy and meaning, while in a fully supportive relationship. In collaboration, within a highly relational space, there is possibility of change, personal growth and/or acceptance, for example.
In our work together I am led by you, although I play an active role in facilitating a space that opens up to the possibility of further self-awareness, developing autonomy and meaning, while in a fully supportive relationship. In collaboration, within a highly relational space, there is possibility of change, personal growth and/or acceptance, for example.
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Photo of Lorelei Green, Psychotherapist in Shrewsbury, England
Lorelei Green
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
I provide a space free of judgement, in which you can explore your thoughts, feelings, options and healing at your own pace. I offer this in person, via video or phone, and via email. I have a masters degree in trauma and PTSD and I am also trained in the Rewind Technique. I work humanistically; primarily using person-centered and gestalt, but I do bring in other interventions like CBT, mindfulness, trauma-interventions and creative therapy. To see a list of other training I have done, please visit the About Me section on my website.
I provide a space free of judgement, in which you can explore your thoughts, feelings, options and healing at your own pace. I offer this in person, via video or phone, and via email. I have a masters degree in trauma and PTSD and I am also trained in the Rewind Technique. I work humanistically; primarily using person-centered and gestalt, but I do bring in other interventions like CBT, mindfulness, trauma-interventions and creative therapy. To see a list of other training I have done, please visit the About Me section on my website.
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Photo of Allan Michael Hand, Counsellor in Shrewsbury, England
Allan Michael Hand
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY5
My aim is to help you achieve a better outcome for you regardless of the problem you have. I am a member of the BACP and The EMDR Association. EMDR is an evidenced based therapy that can treat many things such as PTSD,Historic Abuse and trauma from medical procedures, EMDR is recognised by NICE and The World Health Organisation. I have considerable experience of one to one working for complex bereavement and loss. Issues I can help with include depression, anxiety and Trauma (such as events experienced that are still affecting you). I have supported veterans and emergency service staff, sufferings from a variety of issues.
My aim is to help you achieve a better outcome for you regardless of the problem you have. I am a member of the BACP and The EMDR Association. EMDR is an evidenced based therapy that can treat many things such as PTSD,Historic Abuse and trauma from medical procedures, EMDR is recognised by NICE and The World Health Organisation. I have considerable experience of one to one working for complex bereavement and loss. Issues I can help with include depression, anxiety and Trauma (such as events experienced that are still affecting you). I have supported veterans and emergency service staff, sufferings from a variety of issues.
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Photo of Becky Bigglestone, Psychologist in Shrewsbury, England
Becky Bigglestone
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in supporting people who are finding life difficult or finding it hard to find a way forward; people with difficulties around sadness, depression, fear or anxiety, PTSD, trauma, recovering from abuse, or feeling stuck in their lives. Trauma and abuse can leave people with feelings of being alone, worthless, broken, or hopeless and helpless. People however, absolutely hold the seeds of their recovery within themselves, and with the right support and encouragement, they can start to build a better life with meaning and value. I aim to use my training, and knowledge and experience, to support people in their journey.
I specialise in supporting people who are finding life difficult or finding it hard to find a way forward; people with difficulties around sadness, depression, fear or anxiety, PTSD, trauma, recovering from abuse, or feeling stuck in their lives. Trauma and abuse can leave people with feelings of being alone, worthless, broken, or hopeless and helpless. People however, absolutely hold the seeds of their recovery within themselves, and with the right support and encouragement, they can start to build a better life with meaning and value. I aim to use my training, and knowledge and experience, to support people in their journey.
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Photo of Dr Leah Wood, Psychologist in Shrewsbury, England
Dr Leah Wood
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury SY3  (Online Only)
I am an experienced clinical psychologist who has extensive experience in supporting clients with a range of difficulties that impact on their mental health and overall wellbeing. I believe we all deserve to live a life where we feel empowered and able to cope with what life throws at us. Life becomes more manageable if we have a clear sense of who we are, what is genuinely important to us, and in what direction we want to take our lives. Reaching an understanding of how our past impacts on us in the present is often a key first step in developing an understanding of our internal world and how this affects us day to day.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist who has extensive experience in supporting clients with a range of difficulties that impact on their mental health and overall wellbeing. I believe we all deserve to live a life where we feel empowered and able to cope with what life throws at us. Life becomes more manageable if we have a clear sense of who we are, what is genuinely important to us, and in what direction we want to take our lives. Reaching an understanding of how our past impacts on us in the present is often a key first step in developing an understanding of our internal world and how this affects us day to day.
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Photo of Deborah Hubbard, Counsellor in Shrewsbury, England
Deborah Hubbard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
We all have a fundamental need to feel listened to, accepted, valued and understood. Often in life we don't experience these things and we can end up feeling misunderstood, judged, confused and alone. Sometimes, even if we have supportive family and friends, it can be hard to be fully open about how we feel as we fear hurting, upsetting or burdening them. Perhaps you can relate to feeling like that? Perhaps you are finding life difficult and need someone with training and experience to come alongside and help you find a way through?
We all have a fundamental need to feel listened to, accepted, valued and understood. Often in life we don't experience these things and we can end up feeling misunderstood, judged, confused and alone. Sometimes, even if we have supportive family and friends, it can be hard to be fully open about how we feel as we fear hurting, upsetting or burdening them. Perhaps you can relate to feeling like that? Perhaps you are finding life difficult and need someone with training and experience to come alongside and help you find a way through?
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Photo of Karola Weinand, Counsellor in Shrewsbury, England
Karola Weinand
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
Hello, my name is Karola. I am a qualified and experienced senior counsellor. Do you feel anxious or depressed. Is life perhaps stressful and overwhelming at times Do you feel isolated and lonely? Through counselling I help you to off load and work through issues that affects your life in a diverse or detrimental way. I work in a nonjudgmental manner where we can work together towards a content and happier future for you. I do respect you as an individual and unique and the issues and problems you may bring will be completely different from anyone else. Therefore, the counselling will be tailored to your requirements.
Hello, my name is Karola. I am a qualified and experienced senior counsellor. Do you feel anxious or depressed. Is life perhaps stressful and overwhelming at times Do you feel isolated and lonely? Through counselling I help you to off load and work through issues that affects your life in a diverse or detrimental way. I work in a nonjudgmental manner where we can work together towards a content and happier future for you. I do respect you as an individual and unique and the issues and problems you may bring will be completely different from anyone else. Therefore, the counselling will be tailored to your requirements.
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Photo of Neha Chahal, Psychologist in Shrewsbury, England
Neha Chahal
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
Have you been having a harder time lately? Are you experiencing a new life transition where you’re not as happy as you had hoped? Or possibly you are looking to make a change in your relationships, work, or daily routine but you’re feeling stuck and unmotivated. Regardless of the specific challenge that has brought you to start therapy, you do not have to go through this journey alone. Therapy can help you accomplish your goals in an environment that is safe and non-judgmental.
Have you been having a harder time lately? Are you experiencing a new life transition where you’re not as happy as you had hoped? Or possibly you are looking to make a change in your relationships, work, or daily routine but you’re feeling stuck and unmotivated. Regardless of the specific challenge that has brought you to start therapy, you do not have to go through this journey alone. Therapy can help you accomplish your goals in an environment that is safe and non-judgmental.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Shrewsbury

70+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Shrewsbury who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
91% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
72% Bereavement
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Bupa
62% Aviva
62% Vitality

How Counsellors in Shrewsbury see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Shrewsbury?

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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.