Counselling in Skelmersdale

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Lennie Mayne - Teenage Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Skelmersdale WN8
Hiya, I’m Lennie. Let me ask you this… how often do you wish your life was different? It’s hard to begin the change, which is why I want to help. I specialise in working with teenagers, but I also love to support their parents and teachers. Your life with family and friends should be enjoyed, not full of worry and uncomfortable feelings. Plus, steering clear of your triggers will only cause more roadblocks. Together, we’ll take the steps you’ve been avoiding to create a happy and healthy social life. We’ll gain back your confidence and control your emotions, so you can move forward with pride and a deeper understanding of yourself.
Hiya, I’m Lennie. Let me ask you this… how often do you wish your life was different? It’s hard to begin the change, which is why I want to help. I specialise in working with teenagers, but I also love to support their parents and teachers. Your life with family and friends should be enjoyed, not full of worry and uncomfortable feelings. Plus, steering clear of your triggers will only cause more roadblocks. Together, we’ll take the steps you’ve been avoiding to create a happy and healthy social life. We’ll gain back your confidence and control your emotions, so you can move forward with pride and a deeper understanding of yourself.
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Photo of Denise Hare, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Denise Hare
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Skelmersdale WN8
I offer talking therapy in a confidential, safe and relaxing environment. It may be easier to talk about personal issues, in an alternative place, with someone who is not involved and is totally non-judgemental. Counselling is my passion! I believe we were born to be real...not perfect. My belief in the process, how it works and in particular how the working alliance can help you to move forward never stops.
I offer talking therapy in a confidential, safe and relaxing environment. It may be easier to talk about personal issues, in an alternative place, with someone who is not involved and is totally non-judgemental. Counselling is my passion! I believe we were born to be real...not perfect. My belief in the process, how it works and in particular how the working alliance can help you to move forward never stops.
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Virtual CBT Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skelmersdale WN8  (Online Only)
As a Psychotherapist, I support clients with common mental health difficulties, including: Major Depressive Disorder; Perfectionism; Low Self-Esteem; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Hoarding Disorder; Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD); Social Anxiety Disorder; Health Anxiety Disorder; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Panic Disorder; Specific Phobia; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and more. So, if you are feeling low, lacking in motivation, are self-critical, engage in ritualistic behaviours, struggle with social interactions, have a lot of worries, or relive traumatic experiences, I can help you.
As a Psychotherapist, I support clients with common mental health difficulties, including: Major Depressive Disorder; Perfectionism; Low Self-Esteem; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Hoarding Disorder; Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD); Social Anxiety Disorder; Health Anxiety Disorder; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Panic Disorder; Specific Phobia; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and more. So, if you are feeling low, lacking in motivation, are self-critical, engage in ritualistic behaviours, struggle with social interactions, have a lot of worries, or relive traumatic experiences, I can help you.
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Stephanie Alexander.
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Skelmersdale WN8
Do you find it difficult to open up and talk? My natural ability to provide a safe, relaxed, confidential space to explore your emotions, concerns, past or current experiences can help you make sense of them and gain clarity. I will support you in developing your confidence to make your own way forward in the direction you choose. I have strong faith, supported by research and personal experience, that person-centred therapy is effective in bringing about real change and personal growth.
Do you find it difficult to open up and talk? My natural ability to provide a safe, relaxed, confidential space to explore your emotions, concerns, past or current experiences can help you make sense of them and gain clarity. I will support you in developing your confidence to make your own way forward in the direction you choose. I have strong faith, supported by research and personal experience, that person-centred therapy is effective in bringing about real change and personal growth.
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Catherine Rudge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Skelmersdale WN8
Are you struggling with unwanted thoughts, sleeplessness, stress, anxiety or unwanted behaviours and feelings? Is this making you feel overwhelmed and stuck, exhausted perhaps and unable to move forward and beyond what is going on for you to a better place. Are your relationships being affected? Are you fed up with all that and realise you could benefit from some help and support to move forward from your difficulties - Are you looking for an experienced, very approachable and empathic therapist to help you move beyond your current struggles and to reach your goals and full potential in a way that is important and meaningful to you.
Are you struggling with unwanted thoughts, sleeplessness, stress, anxiety or unwanted behaviours and feelings? Is this making you feel overwhelmed and stuck, exhausted perhaps and unable to move forward and beyond what is going on for you to a better place. Are your relationships being affected? Are you fed up with all that and realise you could benefit from some help and support to move forward from your difficulties - Are you looking for an experienced, very approachable and empathic therapist to help you move beyond your current struggles and to reach your goals and full potential in a way that is important and meaningful to you.
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Guy Turnbull
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Skelmersdale WN8
I understand that it can be hard to seek counselling support and talk about the difficuIt parts of life but I know that empathic listening and support can make a massive difference from my work with clients and also my own development when I have had counselling. Get in touch and start to change your life for the better. I believe strongly that access to private counselling shouldn't be limited to those with good incomes. I have some sessions available at reduced rates for clients on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss your circumstances if you are unable to afford the usual session fee.
I understand that it can be hard to seek counselling support and talk about the difficuIt parts of life but I know that empathic listening and support can make a massive difference from my work with clients and also my own development when I have had counselling. Get in touch and start to change your life for the better. I believe strongly that access to private counselling shouldn't be limited to those with good incomes. I have some sessions available at reduced rates for clients on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss your circumstances if you are unable to afford the usual session fee.
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Diane Feeney - Counsellor And C B T Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Skelmersdale WN8
FACE2FACE, online or phone OPEN 7 DAYS -Adults,Couples,Young People 4-18 & Families. Anxious,depressed,afraid,worried? Experienced CAMHS & IAPT Counsellor. WEBSITE: https:/www.diane-feeney-elements-in-counselling.com Here to listen Mob07494 120291 Small niggles growing or a big worry; Relationships? Bereaved? Issues causing anxieties leading to depression? Appt’s: Day,Eve, zoom/phone Short/long term. Providing Mindfulness/calming techniques, Play/Crafts/Art Therapy, Parenting Guidance/Support MBACP Reg no:299337 So...Do you Need to Talk? Perhaps just 1 Session or 1 Session At A Time Therapy! ADHD, OCD Asperger's.
FACE2FACE, online or phone OPEN 7 DAYS -Adults,Couples,Young People 4-18 & Families. Anxious,depressed,afraid,worried? Experienced CAMHS & IAPT Counsellor. WEBSITE: https:/www.diane-feeney-elements-in-counselling.com Here to listen Mob07494 120291 Small niggles growing or a big worry; Relationships? Bereaved? Issues causing anxieties leading to depression? Appt’s: Day,Eve, zoom/phone Short/long term. Providing Mindfulness/calming techniques, Play/Crafts/Art Therapy, Parenting Guidance/Support MBACP Reg no:299337 So...Do you Need to Talk? Perhaps just 1 Session or 1 Session At A Time Therapy! ADHD, OCD Asperger's.
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Photo of Hayley Moran, MBACP, Counsellor
Hayley Moran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Skelmersdale WN8
You may be struggling, feeling stuck and need a place to talk things through or unravel your thoughts, to gain some clarity or strategies to find a way forward. Talking to a counsellor can be helpful to gain perspective and insight into the issues that you are currently experiencing. Through the counselling process I have supported clients to develop or re-discover their self-belief, confidence or purpose and counselling can help to bring calm, balance or motivation where life may have become overwhelming. Feel free to contact me to see if I may be the right counsellor for you.
You may be struggling, feeling stuck and need a place to talk things through or unravel your thoughts, to gain some clarity or strategies to find a way forward. Talking to a counsellor can be helpful to gain perspective and insight into the issues that you are currently experiencing. Through the counselling process I have supported clients to develop or re-discover their self-belief, confidence or purpose and counselling can help to bring calm, balance or motivation where life may have become overwhelming. Feel free to contact me to see if I may be the right counsellor for you.
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Healing Your Mind - Therapy Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chorley PR7  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Sheila and I and work in the UK with over 16 years of professional experience. I offer therapy sessions over the telephone, remote or face to face. I have much experience in helping clients with a broad range of symptoms and thoughts some of which are; Low mood, depression, loss and bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem, confidence, relationship and work related matters. Please contact me if how you are feeling is not listed here.
Hello, my name is Sheila and I and work in the UK with over 16 years of professional experience. I offer therapy sessions over the telephone, remote or face to face. I have much experience in helping clients with a broad range of symptoms and thoughts some of which are; Low mood, depression, loss and bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem, confidence, relationship and work related matters. Please contact me if how you are feeling is not listed here.
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Julie O'Keeffe
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton BL6
Hi I’m Julie If you are struggling, I have a passion for understanding and empowering individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, evidence-based practices, and a genuine commitment to fostering positive change. I integrate a blend of person centred, cognitive-behavioural approaches to tailor therapy to your individual unique needs. I prioritize creating a warm, supportive, non judgmental environment where you can feel heard and understood.
Hi I’m Julie If you are struggling, I have a passion for understanding and empowering individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, evidence-based practices, and a genuine commitment to fostering positive change. I integrate a blend of person centred, cognitive-behavioural approaches to tailor therapy to your individual unique needs. I prioritize creating a warm, supportive, non judgmental environment where you can feel heard and understood.
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Photo of Karen Atkinson Stress Anxiety Well-Being Specialist, BACP, Psychotherapist
Karen Atkinson Stress Anxiety Well-Being Specialist
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Rainhill L35
Stress and anxiety can creep into our lives from all sorts of places whether its struggling with substance use to feeling down at work, navigating tricky relationships, or dealing with tough events. We're all human and let's face it none of us are perfect. Sometimes, we just need a bit of support to get through those rough patches. It's hard to watch someone you care about struggle, and often, family members seek support while supporting their loved ones.
Stress and anxiety can creep into our lives from all sorts of places whether its struggling with substance use to feeling down at work, navigating tricky relationships, or dealing with tough events. We're all human and let's face it none of us are perfect. Sometimes, we just need a bit of support to get through those rough patches. It's hard to watch someone you care about struggle, and often, family members seek support while supporting their loved ones.
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Ray Cruise
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
Hi all, I am a qualified Integrative Couples Psychotherapist/Counsellor (meaning I work using Person Centred, Psychodynamic and/or CBT where required). Although, I believe that the skills and experience that I have learned are massively important, I also truly believe the 'therapeutic relationship' between me and you is just as important. People often seek counselling for a number of reasons, whether they are feeling low, want to offload or it may be something that is deeper. We will work together to see if it is something surface level or whether it is deeper and use the relevant therapy accordingly.
Hi all, I am a qualified Integrative Couples Psychotherapist/Counsellor (meaning I work using Person Centred, Psychodynamic and/or CBT where required). Although, I believe that the skills and experience that I have learned are massively important, I also truly believe the 'therapeutic relationship' between me and you is just as important. People often seek counselling for a number of reasons, whether they are feeling low, want to offload or it may be something that is deeper. We will work together to see if it is something surface level or whether it is deeper and use the relevant therapy accordingly.
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Photo of Victoria Molyneux Psychotherapist Cbt Therapist, MBACP, Counsellor
Victoria Molyneux Psychotherapist Cbt Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ormskirk L39
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it may seem there are no answers to your problems. You may feel ashamed, embarrassed or burdened to speak of such issues with family and friends. I am here for you to explore such life issues through talking therapy in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment. I am a qualified Person-centred counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Neuro-linguistic Practitioner which enables me to utilise a variety of different interventions to bring about positive life changes.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it may seem there are no answers to your problems. You may feel ashamed, embarrassed or burdened to speak of such issues with family and friends. I am here for you to explore such life issues through talking therapy in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment. I am a qualified Person-centred counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Neuro-linguistic Practitioner which enables me to utilise a variety of different interventions to bring about positive life changes.
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Photo of Steve Moore, MBACP, Counsellor
Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tarleton PR4
I think for most of us, life has a tendency to become overwhelming from time to time and we can feel like the support we have around us just isn't enough. Try not to compare your struggles with others - it's important you acknowledge that your difficulties are relative to you and you alone. But if you're reading this I would hope you are already beginning to realise, .you are worth more than the way you currently feel.
I think for most of us, life has a tendency to become overwhelming from time to time and we can feel like the support we have around us just isn't enough. Try not to compare your struggles with others - it's important you acknowledge that your difficulties are relative to you and you alone. But if you're reading this I would hope you are already beginning to realise, .you are worth more than the way you currently feel.
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Photo of Satwant Badsha Mbacp - Southport Counselling Service, MBACP, Counsellor
Southport Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ormskirk L40
Are you feeling stuck, facing a challenging period, struggling to cope or just wanting to understand yourself better? Are you feeling lost, powerless and helpless? You might have experienced a life changing event such as bereavement or divorce and be struggling with knowing how to cope with the future. Are you experiencing stress at work, even feelings of panic? I can help you explore these issues and others in a safe, quiet and relaxing environment. You are an expert on you. I look forward to hearing from you if you’d like to work with me.
Are you feeling stuck, facing a challenging period, struggling to cope or just wanting to understand yourself better? Are you feeling lost, powerless and helpless? You might have experienced a life changing event such as bereavement or divorce and be struggling with knowing how to cope with the future. Are you experiencing stress at work, even feelings of panic? I can help you explore these issues and others in a safe, quiet and relaxing environment. You are an expert on you. I look forward to hearing from you if you’d like to work with me.
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Photo of Carla Edge, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Carla Edge
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies individually and also integrate them to suit your situation. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I can help you move forwards and feel happier.
I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies individually and also integrate them to suit your situation. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I can help you move forwards and feel happier.
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Paul Robinson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chorley PR7
Hi, my name is Paul Robinson, a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Preston, Lancashire. I have always enjoyed working with people, helping them to overcome their difficulties and distress and to develop and grow. People have always described me as "easy to talk to" and I use this as the foundation to the friendly, empathic and non-judgemental approach I offer to my clients. It is my sincere hope that the relationship we create together becomes the space in which we can explore the challenges and distress that brings you to consider seeing a therapist, and to then be able to move on in life in a much better way.
Hi, my name is Paul Robinson, a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Preston, Lancashire. I have always enjoyed working with people, helping them to overcome their difficulties and distress and to develop and grow. People have always described me as "easy to talk to" and I use this as the foundation to the friendly, empathic and non-judgemental approach I offer to my clients. It is my sincere hope that the relationship we create together becomes the space in which we can explore the challenges and distress that brings you to consider seeing a therapist, and to then be able to move on in life in a much better way.
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Photo of Hazel Mutch - Psychotherapy And Coaching, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Hazel Mutch - Psychotherapy And Coaching
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ormskirk L39
You may be feeling in crisis, confused, or stuck. Whatever is prompting you to consider therapy, it is an opportunity to really get to know yourself and rediscover inner resources which you may have lost contact with. We all unconsciously develop ways to avoid aspects of ourselves which confound or trouble us, but eventually they can become impossible to ignore. I can offer skilled and compassionate guidance as you turn towards them. This naturally fosters new understanding and a different relationship with yourself. Whatever your hope or goal, I have learned that what is in the way, is the way, and you don’t have to travel alone.
You may be feeling in crisis, confused, or stuck. Whatever is prompting you to consider therapy, it is an opportunity to really get to know yourself and rediscover inner resources which you may have lost contact with. We all unconsciously develop ways to avoid aspects of ourselves which confound or trouble us, but eventually they can become impossible to ignore. I can offer skilled and compassionate guidance as you turn towards them. This naturally fosters new understanding and a different relationship with yourself. Whatever your hope or goal, I have learned that what is in the way, is the way, and you don’t have to travel alone.
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Photo of Dr Amelia Boshoff, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Amelia Boshoff
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN2
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
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Vanessa Mount
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chorley PR7
Ex military, now multi skilled therapist. The military provided me with valuable insights and experiences. Vast exposure, witnessing various traumas and mental health impacts highlighted the importance of mental health suport and the benefit of it to others. Having supported others for years through issues such as suicide, abuse, sexual vilence, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, selfharm, neglect, relational conflict, PTSD and the impacts of bereavement I wanted to continue similar support throughy therapy.
Ex military, now multi skilled therapist. The military provided me with valuable insights and experiences. Vast exposure, witnessing various traumas and mental health impacts highlighted the importance of mental health suport and the benefit of it to others. Having supported others for years through issues such as suicide, abuse, sexual vilence, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, selfharm, neglect, relational conflict, PTSD and the impacts of bereavement I wanted to continue similar support throughy therapy.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Skelmersdale

< 10

Counsellors in Skelmersdale who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Divorce
88% Self Esteem
75% Domestic Abuse
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Vitality

How Counsellors in Skelmersdale see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Skelmersdale?

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.