Counselling in Stockport

Photo of Danielle Clarkson Psychotherapy Counselling, Psychotherapist in Stockport, England
Danielle Clarkson Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4
Isn’t it strange how we talk the least about the things we think about the most?! Talking about your feelings, your emotions, your behaviours and your thoughts can feel overwhelming and conflicted, not knowing where to begin, this can seem scary and uncomfortable. My role is to support you to acknowledge, explore, accept, and understand them in order to achieve growth & positive change. My philosophy is that you hold your own answers internally but you are unable to access them, working collaboratively we will unlock them using your strengths and gaining empowerment.
Isn’t it strange how we talk the least about the things we think about the most?! Talking about your feelings, your emotions, your behaviours and your thoughts can feel overwhelming and conflicted, not knowing where to begin, this can seem scary and uncomfortable. My role is to support you to acknowledge, explore, accept, and understand them in order to achieve growth & positive change. My philosophy is that you hold your own answers internally but you are unable to access them, working collaboratively we will unlock them using your strengths and gaining empowerment.
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Photo of Dr Roshini Prince-Navaratnam, Psychologist in Stockport, England
Dr Roshini Prince-Navaratnam
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK4  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Rosh, I’m a qualified Counselling Psychologist working in the NHS and private practice. I am passionate about helping people live well within their current circumstances or helping them to promote change in their life if that is their goal. There are a variety of matters that may encourage you to reach out. Maybe you’re struggling with low mood or anxiety? Maybe there are difficulties within your relationships, you’re feeling lost or hopeless, or struggling with pain? I offer a safe and non judgemental space and am keen to explore how I might best be able to support you.
Hello, my name is Rosh, I’m a qualified Counselling Psychologist working in the NHS and private practice. I am passionate about helping people live well within their current circumstances or helping them to promote change in their life if that is their goal. There are a variety of matters that may encourage you to reach out. Maybe you’re struggling with low mood or anxiety? Maybe there are difficulties within your relationships, you’re feeling lost or hopeless, or struggling with pain? I offer a safe and non judgemental space and am keen to explore how I might best be able to support you.
01538 710729 View 01538 710729
Photo of Lisa Lightfoot, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Lisa Lightfoot
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK6
With an effective and compassionate approach, I provide experienced and confidential counselling support from which you will develop self awareness and insight as well as learning coping strategies and techniques. Think of counselling as a safe space in which you will feel heard and understood, a space for you to work through whatever it is you're dealing with. Sessions can be held face to face (with covid risk measures in place) or via Zoom video calling.
With an effective and compassionate approach, I provide experienced and confidential counselling support from which you will develop self awareness and insight as well as learning coping strategies and techniques. Think of counselling as a safe space in which you will feel heard and understood, a space for you to work through whatever it is you're dealing with. Sessions can be held face to face (with covid risk measures in place) or via Zoom video calling.
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Photo of Dr Andrew Stott, Psychologist in Stockport, England
Dr Andrew Stott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4
When life gets hard we can find ourselves revisiting old patterns in how we treat ourselves and other people. Perhaps we reach for unhelpful ways to cope, or end up feeling ashamed and stuck. You may be looking for sessions to address a specific problem such as depression, anxiety, or addiction; or to explore the patterns that you get into in your relationships with others and yourself; or because there has been great change or loss in your life and you are wondering how you can move forward.
When life gets hard we can find ourselves revisiting old patterns in how we treat ourselves and other people. Perhaps we reach for unhelpful ways to cope, or end up feeling ashamed and stuck. You may be looking for sessions to address a specific problem such as depression, anxiety, or addiction; or to explore the patterns that you get into in your relationships with others and yourself; or because there has been great change or loss in your life and you are wondering how you can move forward.
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Photo of Rawan Hammuda, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Rawan Hammuda
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4
When you enter my counselling room you will be met with compassion, curiosity and a genuine passion to support you through your problems no matter how big or small they seem. Your problems matter and so do you. I will endeavour to hold that space for you where you are met with empathy, acceptance and my authentic self- tailoring my counselling to suit you as an individual so you too feel you can be your authentic self. I have worked with a diverse group of people in terms of age, gender, religion, ethnicity and professions as well as a wide range of issues such as bereavement, loss of self, abuse, self-worth and body-image.
When you enter my counselling room you will be met with compassion, curiosity and a genuine passion to support you through your problems no matter how big or small they seem. Your problems matter and so do you. I will endeavour to hold that space for you where you are met with empathy, acceptance and my authentic self- tailoring my counselling to suit you as an individual so you too feel you can be your authentic self. I have worked with a diverse group of people in terms of age, gender, religion, ethnicity and professions as well as a wide range of issues such as bereavement, loss of self, abuse, self-worth and body-image.
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Photo of Olivia Richard, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Olivia Richard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a friendly and compassionate person-centred counsellor. Life can be full of ups and downs; if you are feeling low, then reaching out can feel daunting. However, it can also be crucial to maintaining your well-being. I believe a trusting relationship with an empathic, non-judgemental counsellor can be the building blocks for a happier and more fulfilled life, and I would like to provide that relationship for you. I specialise in women’s issues, have experience working with anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD and personality disorders, and warmly welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures, faiths and LGBTQIA+ communities.
Hello! I am a friendly and compassionate person-centred counsellor. Life can be full of ups and downs; if you are feeling low, then reaching out can feel daunting. However, it can also be crucial to maintaining your well-being. I believe a trusting relationship with an empathic, non-judgemental counsellor can be the building blocks for a happier and more fulfilled life, and I would like to provide that relationship for you. I specialise in women’s issues, have experience working with anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD and personality disorders, and warmly welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures, faiths and LGBTQIA+ communities.
0161 524 7348 View 0161 524 7348
Photo of Amend Therapy, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Amend Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK6
Hi. Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Have you been struggling with relationships? Is your relationship strained at the moment? Perhaps you are struggling to rebuild trust after an affair? Or you (and maybe your partner) just feel very unhappy at the moment, and are looking for a way to feel better and happier. I specialise in working with couples and relationships. My work is about helping you to understand why you feel the way you do, and then support you to make the changes necessary.
Hi. Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Have you been struggling with relationships? Is your relationship strained at the moment? Perhaps you are struggling to rebuild trust after an affair? Or you (and maybe your partner) just feel very unhappy at the moment, and are looking for a way to feel better and happier. I specialise in working with couples and relationships. My work is about helping you to understand why you feel the way you do, and then support you to make the changes necessary.
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Photo of Jemma Taylor, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Jemma Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stockport SK2
Waitlist for new clients
It can feel like a big step to reach out when you feel you need support. Counselling is a personal, and can be, a life changing experience. I offer Humanistic counselling that is driven by you. We focus on your experiences and your goals and, whether you choose long term or short term therapy, I always ensure the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of our work together. My role is to support your navigation of those experiences to support your own wellbeing. As an integrative Humanistic counsellor, you will find that this type of therapy is adaptive to you.
It can feel like a big step to reach out when you feel you need support. Counselling is a personal, and can be, a life changing experience. I offer Humanistic counselling that is driven by you. We focus on your experiences and your goals and, whether you choose long term or short term therapy, I always ensure the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of our work together. My role is to support your navigation of those experiences to support your own wellbeing. As an integrative Humanistic counsellor, you will find that this type of therapy is adaptive to you.
0161 524 1277 View 0161 524 1277
Photo of Ramsha Butt, Psychotherapist in Stockport, England
Ramsha Butt
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK6
I thrive in working with people from different walks of life and personal and professional backgrounds with credibility, confidence, and understanding. My approach is friendly and informal and I am skilled at guiding you throughout your therapeutic journey. I bring openness and warmth to the sessions and strive to create a warm and open therapeutic environment. I have additional qualifications and experience in working with long-term health conditions and the impact this has on mental health.
I thrive in working with people from different walks of life and personal and professional backgrounds with credibility, confidence, and understanding. My approach is friendly and informal and I am skilled at guiding you throughout your therapeutic journey. I bring openness and warmth to the sessions and strive to create a warm and open therapeutic environment. I have additional qualifications and experience in working with long-term health conditions and the impact this has on mental health.
01538 710665 View 01538 710665
Photo of Mary Wallace Counselling and Supervision, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Mary Wallace Counselling and Supervision
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK4
Health Insurance Recognised. Living throws up difficulties for all of us and we can feel very alone when confronted with these. Stress, anxiety, grief or depression can throw us off track. If you are feeling unhappy, anxious or lost, I can help you work through your concerns and emotions to a place where you can feel peace and pleasure again. As an accredited counsellor with training in providing online and face-to-face therapy, I have lots of experience of helping people identify the blocks that are holding them back so that they can move forward to achieve their potential and make stronger, more satisfying relationships.
Health Insurance Recognised. Living throws up difficulties for all of us and we can feel very alone when confronted with these. Stress, anxiety, grief or depression can throw us off track. If you are feeling unhappy, anxious or lost, I can help you work through your concerns and emotions to a place where you can feel peace and pleasure again. As an accredited counsellor with training in providing online and face-to-face therapy, I have lots of experience of helping people identify the blocks that are holding them back so that they can move forward to achieve their potential and make stronger, more satisfying relationships.
0161 509 5910 View 0161 509 5910
Photo of Bronwyn Cooper, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Bronwyn Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK3
My name is Bronwyn, I am a trained Integrative counsellor. I work with both adults and young people and I am based in Edgeley, Stockport. I have a passion for working with people as I hold the view that everyone deserves to be happy. I offer a safe, supportive & non-judgemental environment to enable you to explore your current issues and support you in managing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I am a down to earth, warm, approachable person and can offer a deep level of empathy as you explore your current issues.
My name is Bronwyn, I am a trained Integrative counsellor. I work with both adults and young people and I am based in Edgeley, Stockport. I have a passion for working with people as I hold the view that everyone deserves to be happy. I offer a safe, supportive & non-judgemental environment to enable you to explore your current issues and support you in managing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I am a down to earth, warm, approachable person and can offer a deep level of empathy as you explore your current issues.
07380 328585 View 07380 328585
Photo of Cliodhna Mc Phillips, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Cliodhna Mc Phillips
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK5
Do you struggle with anxiety and over thinking? Do you need to understand some of your beliefs and why you have them, where did they originate? Are they limiting your life? Perhaps you constantly worry about your job, parents, relationship, social anxiety, depression, these are issues I can help with, to get you to a place where you can function without all the chatter in your head. Do you need to grieve for the loss of a loved one, family member but you simply have not had the time or head space. I can help you reach that goal and free your mind by sharing your loss, memories and worries.
Do you struggle with anxiety and over thinking? Do you need to understand some of your beliefs and why you have them, where did they originate? Are they limiting your life? Perhaps you constantly worry about your job, parents, relationship, social anxiety, depression, these are issues I can help with, to get you to a place where you can function without all the chatter in your head. Do you need to grieve for the loss of a loved one, family member but you simply have not had the time or head space. I can help you reach that goal and free your mind by sharing your loss, memories and worries.
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Photo of Neil Gaw, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Neil Gaw
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK12
Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to deal with life's daily challenges? Are you wanting something different for yourself but are not quite able to understand what it is you need? Have you been surviving for too long and not being living your life to the fullest? Feeling drained and the stresses of each day are getting to you but nobody seems to understand what you are going through? We all feel a little lost sometimes, don't know what decisions are the best ones for us and let the stress of our lives get us down. Together, we can confront your issues and find ways to make your life more manageable.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to deal with life's daily challenges? Are you wanting something different for yourself but are not quite able to understand what it is you need? Have you been surviving for too long and not being living your life to the fullest? Feeling drained and the stresses of each day are getting to you but nobody seems to understand what you are going through? We all feel a little lost sometimes, don't know what decisions are the best ones for us and let the stress of our lives get us down. Together, we can confront your issues and find ways to make your life more manageable.
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Photo of Nicola Pott, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Nicola Pott
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK3  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to recover after a negative or traumatic event? Life can be incredibly hard at times and experiences like divorce, bereavement, bullying, mis-carriage, giving birth, redundancy, sexual, physical or emotional abuse; can have a lasting impact on mind and body. You might be experiencing anxiety, panic or low mood because of what you have been through. This could be impacting on your relationships and your ability to be confident and productive at work. You want to find relief from the overwhelming emotions and feel like yourself again, to move forwards towards the life that you want and deserve to live.
Are you struggling to recover after a negative or traumatic event? Life can be incredibly hard at times and experiences like divorce, bereavement, bullying, mis-carriage, giving birth, redundancy, sexual, physical or emotional abuse; can have a lasting impact on mind and body. You might be experiencing anxiety, panic or low mood because of what you have been through. This could be impacting on your relationships and your ability to be confident and productive at work. You want to find relief from the overwhelming emotions and feel like yourself again, to move forwards towards the life that you want and deserve to live.
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Photo of Alexia Walker, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Alexia Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4
If you’re at a point in your life where you’re struggling, feeling low, anxious, or alone with your problems, I would genuinely like to listen, understand and help you find a way forward. It is not always easy to speak to those closest to us, especially if worried about how they might respond. You don’t need to be alone with your thoughts, feelings, or issues anymore. I will listen with compassion and really hear what it is like for you and work with you to help you see a way forward.
If you’re at a point in your life where you’re struggling, feeling low, anxious, or alone with your problems, I would genuinely like to listen, understand and help you find a way forward. It is not always easy to speak to those closest to us, especially if worried about how they might respond. You don’t need to be alone with your thoughts, feelings, or issues anymore. I will listen with compassion and really hear what it is like for you and work with you to help you see a way forward.
01663 797419 View 01663 797419
Photo of Mind Together, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Mind Together
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK3
Are you looking for someone to listen and help you make sense of yourself or feeling overwhelmed and not sure what your feeling, well hello I am Tracy an experienced fully qualified counsellor here to help. Give me a call for a no obligation chat. Many come to counselling and don't know where to begin, it could be you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, stressed or at a point in your life where you feel stuck and unable to move forward. Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or problems in or with a relationship? Have you suffered trauma or bereavement or in a place where you don't understand what your feeling, this is where I come in.
Are you looking for someone to listen and help you make sense of yourself or feeling overwhelmed and not sure what your feeling, well hello I am Tracy an experienced fully qualified counsellor here to help. Give me a call for a no obligation chat. Many come to counselling and don't know where to begin, it could be you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, stressed or at a point in your life where you feel stuck and unable to move forward. Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or problems in or with a relationship? Have you suffered trauma or bereavement or in a place where you don't understand what your feeling, this is where I come in.
01538 712541 View 01538 712541
Photo of Joanna Elizabeth Jamieson, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Joanna Elizabeth Jamieson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stockport SK6
Talking about your problems can be difficult, even with people who love and care about you. Sometimes you don't know where to turn. We all experience challenging times in our lives and may feel that we should be coping , we should be able to manage to find our way through ? We can feel very lost and alone at these times. I am here to offer you support, and to respond to you sensitively, honestly and without judgement. Having that safe space to hear your own voice and know that you are understood is the first step to seeing the path ahead.
Talking about your problems can be difficult, even with people who love and care about you. Sometimes you don't know where to turn. We all experience challenging times in our lives and may feel that we should be coping , we should be able to manage to find our way through ? We can feel very lost and alone at these times. I am here to offer you support, and to respond to you sensitively, honestly and without judgement. Having that safe space to hear your own voice and know that you are understood is the first step to seeing the path ahead.
01254 920082 View 01254 920082
Photo of Rachel Jepson, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Rachel Jepson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4
I am a Person-Centred Trauma-informed therapist, hypnotherapist and supervisor and an accredited member of the BACP. I am an affiliate counsellor for Health Assured, BAPAM and Music Support. I know what it's like to struggle with mental health: supporting myself and those around me was what inspired me to train to be a counsellor. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental environment for you to share any issues you need to. I will help you explore those issues and support you in working through them, empowering yourself to manage any problems you feel are affecting you.
I am a Person-Centred Trauma-informed therapist, hypnotherapist and supervisor and an accredited member of the BACP. I am an affiliate counsellor for Health Assured, BAPAM and Music Support. I know what it's like to struggle with mental health: supporting myself and those around me was what inspired me to train to be a counsellor. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental environment for you to share any issues you need to. I will help you explore those issues and support you in working through them, empowering yourself to manage any problems you feel are affecting you.
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Photo of The Mind-Body Guide, Psychotherapist in Stockport, England
The Mind-Body Guide
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stockport SK6  (Online Only)
Are you living with chronic pain or a long-term condition? Are you still suffering despite having been treated by doctors and other health professionals? Have your symptoms been fully investigated? I work with people who find themselves in this predicament. Individuals who have researched alternatives and come across a Mind-Body approach but aren’t quite sure if it will provide them with answers or relief. I could be the therapist for you. As a specialist pain psychotherapist and physiotherapist, I understand how the Mind and Body work. This is so important when it comes to pain and suffering.
Are you living with chronic pain or a long-term condition? Are you still suffering despite having been treated by doctors and other health professionals? Have your symptoms been fully investigated? I work with people who find themselves in this predicament. Individuals who have researched alternatives and come across a Mind-Body approach but aren’t quite sure if it will provide them with answers or relief. I could be the therapist for you. As a specialist pain psychotherapist and physiotherapist, I understand how the Mind and Body work. This is so important when it comes to pain and suffering.
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Photo of Michael Sivori, Counsellor in Stockport, England
Michael Sivori
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4
You will receive a safe, accepting environment, where I will listen, and support you to become more aware of how to make the right choices for yourself. I can work with self-esteem and self-image issues, and issues such as life-direction. I share the view, in modern psychology, that people thrive when they are living their life aligned with those values which hold most meaning for them. Living a meaningful, or meaning-guided life, is often at the core of many issues. Many people have never had a safe space to explore their values and assess what is ultimately meaningful to them, and I am able to offer this in our work together.
You will receive a safe, accepting environment, where I will listen, and support you to become more aware of how to make the right choices for yourself. I can work with self-esteem and self-image issues, and issues such as life-direction. I share the view, in modern psychology, that people thrive when they are living their life aligned with those values which hold most meaning for them. Living a meaningful, or meaning-guided life, is often at the core of many issues. Many people have never had a safe space to explore their values and assess what is ultimately meaningful to them, and I am able to offer this in our work together.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stockport

100+

Average cost per session

£58

Counsellors in Stockport who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
71% Bereavement
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Aviva
55% AXA PPP
55% Vitality

How Counsellors in Stockport see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stockport?

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.