Counselling in Sudbury

Photo of Claire Austin - Healingheartscounselling, Psychotherapist in Sudbury, England
Claire Austin - Healingheartscounselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
I work with people of all ages but I specialise in children and young people. I know that taking the first steps to find a counsellor is a huge deal and so ensuring that you pick the right one for you or your child is so important. I pride myself on being a naturally warm and empathic person who always puts the relationship with my clients central as that has been proven time and again to yield the fastest and longest results. I have extensive experience of working as a school counsellor and a facilitator for the stronger families programme that offers support for victims of domestic abuse, alongside my private practice.
I work with people of all ages but I specialise in children and young people. I know that taking the first steps to find a counsellor is a huge deal and so ensuring that you pick the right one for you or your child is so important. I pride myself on being a naturally warm and empathic person who always puts the relationship with my clients central as that has been proven time and again to yield the fastest and longest results. I have extensive experience of working as a school counsellor and a facilitator for the stronger families programme that offers support for victims of domestic abuse, alongside my private practice.
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Photo of Anna Carullo, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Anna Carullo
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Hello, my name is Anna and I have been helping children and teenagers to feel better for over 20 years now. I have been working as a Psychodynamic Counsellor for the last 9 years, but have been working with young people and families for the last 25 years. Since qualifying in 2015 I have had experience with a very large and varied range of problems. I have a lot of experience with adolescents, but I can work with any age group. My approach is down to earth and friendly. I believe in the therapeutic relationship as the most important path to better mental health. It may feel hopeless now, but together we can get you feeling better.
Hello, my name is Anna and I have been helping children and teenagers to feel better for over 20 years now. I have been working as a Psychodynamic Counsellor for the last 9 years, but have been working with young people and families for the last 25 years. Since qualifying in 2015 I have had experience with a very large and varied range of problems. I have a lot of experience with adolescents, but I can work with any age group. My approach is down to earth and friendly. I believe in the therapeutic relationship as the most important path to better mental health. It may feel hopeless now, but together we can get you feeling better.
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Photo of In Mind Counselling, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
In Mind Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
A client that is open to the opportunity for change and will be willing to work towards that goal is the preferred type of person coming into therapy. Asking for help can be the most daunting act that a person can do, helping the client to accept that they have already done one of the strongest things they can do is an important step in creating the space to begin understanding the clients issues. The goal is to help the client understand the issues and if possible look how change can assist in the client regaining control.
A client that is open to the opportunity for change and will be willing to work towards that goal is the preferred type of person coming into therapy. Asking for help can be the most daunting act that a person can do, helping the client to accept that they have already done one of the strongest things they can do is an important step in creating the space to begin understanding the clients issues. The goal is to help the client understand the issues and if possible look how change can assist in the client regaining control.
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Photo of Paul Berry (Mbacp), Psychotherapist in Sudbury, England
Paul Berry (Mbacp)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Get help fast! I see individuals and couples Online using Zoom. Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  I have many years of experience with a broad range of problems, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, BPD and relationship issues. I offer short-notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  You choose a location and time that works for you.  Online is the fastest and most flexible for short-notice appointments. I can offer help setting up Zoom, you can set it up on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Get help fast! I see individuals and couples Online using Zoom. Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  I have many years of experience with a broad range of problems, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, BPD and relationship issues. I offer short-notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  You choose a location and time that works for you.  Online is the fastest and most flexible for short-notice appointments. I can offer help setting up Zoom, you can set it up on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
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Photo of Emma Leeper, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Emma Leeper
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
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Photo of Glenda Wood, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Glenda Wood
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
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Photo of Sarah Jane Norton, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Sarah Jane Norton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
It is common for us to experience life as overwhelming at times and counselling can help you navigate these difficult times. The counselling I offer respects difference and I commit to reflecting this diversity through the inclusive approach I adopt. We are all in multiple relationships at any one time and counselling can help you navigate the difficulties they can bring. Together we can work towards achieving an understanding of why old, unhelpful familiar situations keep remerging for you, give you the tools to break these patterns and the opportunity for more harmony within your relationships.
It is common for us to experience life as overwhelming at times and counselling can help you navigate these difficult times. The counselling I offer respects difference and I commit to reflecting this diversity through the inclusive approach I adopt. We are all in multiple relationships at any one time and counselling can help you navigate the difficulties they can bring. Together we can work towards achieving an understanding of why old, unhelpful familiar situations keep remerging for you, give you the tools to break these patterns and the opportunity for more harmony within your relationships.
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Photo of Abbie O'Toole- Claddagh Counselling &Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Abbie O'Toole- Claddagh Counselling &Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Abbie. I am passionate about making therapy more accessible to all so you can better work through the challenges that life throws at you. I believe that everyone deserves the chance to be content & fulfilled in life, unhampered by issues, past or present. We all need support and a helping hand at times to make this happen. This is why I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults who are struggling with the challenges that life has thrown at them. My service is a professional, impartial, and totally confidential space for you to heal by expressing & exploring your emotions & find a positive way to move forward in life.
Hi, I'm Abbie. I am passionate about making therapy more accessible to all so you can better work through the challenges that life throws at you. I believe that everyone deserves the chance to be content & fulfilled in life, unhampered by issues, past or present. We all need support and a helping hand at times to make this happen. This is why I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults who are struggling with the challenges that life has thrown at them. My service is a professional, impartial, and totally confidential space for you to heal by expressing & exploring your emotions & find a positive way to move forward in life.
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Photo of Sarah Turner, Psychotherapist in Sudbury, England
Sarah Turner
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you find yourself feeling moody and irritable? Maybe you are battling with high levels of anxiety that is ruining your life. Maybe you’re feeling sad and depressed robbing you of enjoyment in your life. Do you experience a range of intense emotions in a short space of time and slow to get back to “normal”? Do you end up having angry outbursts then feel full of regret afterwards? Do your relationships suffer as a result of intense emotions? Have you developed coping strategies that whilst in the moment might help but longer term are causing additional issues?
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you find yourself feeling moody and irritable? Maybe you are battling with high levels of anxiety that is ruining your life. Maybe you’re feeling sad and depressed robbing you of enjoyment in your life. Do you experience a range of intense emotions in a short space of time and slow to get back to “normal”? Do you end up having angry outbursts then feel full of regret afterwards? Do your relationships suffer as a result of intense emotions? Have you developed coping strategies that whilst in the moment might help but longer term are causing additional issues?
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Photo of Sandra Cooper, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Sandra Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Your life is open before you, and there are endless new possibilities for you to experience. Why hang on hopelessly to things that weigh you down and prevent the happiness and vitality you deserve. Counselling clients with trauma and my own past taught me time does not heal all wounds, it conceals them. What we don't address hurts us. 95% of our live run on automatic programmes installed in childhood, these disempowering programmes distort reality and detract from our quality of life. A new understanding of Self is the foundation from which you can change any area of your life.
Your life is open before you, and there are endless new possibilities for you to experience. Why hang on hopelessly to things that weigh you down and prevent the happiness and vitality you deserve. Counselling clients with trauma and my own past taught me time does not heal all wounds, it conceals them. What we don't address hurts us. 95% of our live run on automatic programmes installed in childhood, these disempowering programmes distort reality and detract from our quality of life. A new understanding of Self is the foundation from which you can change any area of your life.
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Photo of Lotus Heart Counselling, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Lotus Heart Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I’m Nicola, welcome to my profile. I’m an integrative counsellor trained in Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodymanic Therapy and Transactional Analysis. This provides a flexible approach and a variety of ways in which we can work to help you reach your therapeutic goals. I decided to become a counsellor after battling an eating disorder for many years, I worked with a wonderful therapist who really showed me what it was to be fully seen and heard. This was transformational for me and I wanted to be able to provide the same for others.
Hi, I’m Nicola, welcome to my profile. I’m an integrative counsellor trained in Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodymanic Therapy and Transactional Analysis. This provides a flexible approach and a variety of ways in which we can work to help you reach your therapeutic goals. I decided to become a counsellor after battling an eating disorder for many years, I worked with a wonderful therapist who really showed me what it was to be fully seen and heard. This was transformational for me and I wanted to be able to provide the same for others.
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Photo of Natalie Wiggins, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Natalie Wiggins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
Hello and welcome to my profile, thank you for visiting. I am a qualified, registered and insured Counsellor, trained and experienced in working from an integrative perspective. I offer help with a wide range of issues, in a way that is tailor made and as individual as you are, including couples work and those needing counselling for relationships. Based in Suffolk I currently have some session availability, always at competitive rates with no waiting list. Ask me about reduced rates for counselling students to help with costs.
Hello and welcome to my profile, thank you for visiting. I am a qualified, registered and insured Counsellor, trained and experienced in working from an integrative perspective. I offer help with a wide range of issues, in a way that is tailor made and as individual as you are, including couples work and those needing counselling for relationships. Based in Suffolk I currently have some session availability, always at competitive rates with no waiting list. Ask me about reduced rates for counselling students to help with costs.
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Photo of Tina E Powell, Psychotherapist in Sudbury, England
Tina E Powell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
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Photo of Anita Jane Counselling, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Anita Jane Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
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Photo of Charlotte Jarvis, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Charlotte Jarvis
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
Do things sometimes feel overwhelming? Do you want to make a positive difference to your life, but you are not sure how to begin? Would you like help with conquering a phobia, letting go of anxiety, developing confidence or managing stress? Maybe you'd like some support as you face a challenging time? Or perhaps you wonder why it feels as if you are trapped in a loop of unhelpful behaviours with no idea how to escape? Counselling provides a safe, non-judgmental space in which you can come to understand yourself and your experiences, which can assist you in making positive changes in your life.
Do things sometimes feel overwhelming? Do you want to make a positive difference to your life, but you are not sure how to begin? Would you like help with conquering a phobia, letting go of anxiety, developing confidence or managing stress? Maybe you'd like some support as you face a challenging time? Or perhaps you wonder why it feels as if you are trapped in a loop of unhelpful behaviours with no idea how to escape? Counselling provides a safe, non-judgmental space in which you can come to understand yourself and your experiences, which can assist you in making positive changes in your life.
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Photo of Shaman Emrys in Sudbury, England
Shaman Emrys
MA
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Waitlist for new clients
I have the best job in the world: it’s to help you find the peace you’re looking for. That’s what I’ve been doing, first as a shamanic counsellor then as a psychotherapist, for others just like you, for 46 years. Whether you have a phobia, or are in a dire, life-threatening situation, or anything in between, you’re just a call away from finding yourself warmly welcomed to a totally non-judgemental, safe, comfortable space where you can relax and unload whatever you want in total confidence: then we can get straight to work fixing it.
I have the best job in the world: it’s to help you find the peace you’re looking for. That’s what I’ve been doing, first as a shamanic counsellor then as a psychotherapist, for others just like you, for 46 years. Whether you have a phobia, or are in a dire, life-threatening situation, or anything in between, you’re just a call away from finding yourself warmly welcomed to a totally non-judgemental, safe, comfortable space where you can relax and unload whatever you want in total confidence: then we can get straight to work fixing it.
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Photo of David Archard, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
David Archard
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury CO10
Hi. I am dedicated to helping people develop a better understanding of their true selves and consequently the way they approach relationships and life events. When life brings uncomfortable and sometimes unbearable emotions, it can be easier to run or hide from them. This may work in the short-term, but is often not a sustainable approach for a happy and healthy life. By working together, we can make sense of your thoughts and feelings, leading to better emotional and mental wellbeing. All ranges of emotions are welcome and can be explored in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental manner, helping you gain insight into your inner world.
Hi. I am dedicated to helping people develop a better understanding of their true selves and consequently the way they approach relationships and life events. When life brings uncomfortable and sometimes unbearable emotions, it can be easier to run or hide from them. This may work in the short-term, but is often not a sustainable approach for a happy and healthy life. By working together, we can make sense of your thoughts and feelings, leading to better emotional and mental wellbeing. All ranges of emotions are welcome and can be explored in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental manner, helping you gain insight into your inner world.
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Photo of Rachel Anderson, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Rachel Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
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Photo of Chevair Leeding, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Chevair Leeding
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10  (Online Only)
We all are individuals and experience life uniquely. There are times in our life when we find we are struggling with emotions, thoughts, patterns of behaviour and relationships. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and struggling to manage the thoughts which are stopping you from achieving goals in your life? Or low mood that can feel like there is no pleasure in life? Are there relationship issues with family, partners or friends? You may have just had a diagnosis and are unsure what this means for you? I offer an individual tailored therapy known as integrative therapy which incorporates person centred, CBT and DBT online.
We all are individuals and experience life uniquely. There are times in our life when we find we are struggling with emotions, thoughts, patterns of behaviour and relationships. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and struggling to manage the thoughts which are stopping you from achieving goals in your life? Or low mood that can feel like there is no pleasure in life? Are there relationship issues with family, partners or friends? You may have just had a diagnosis and are unsure what this means for you? I offer an individual tailored therapy known as integrative therapy which incorporates person centred, CBT and DBT online.
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Photo of Jo Bates, Counsellor in Sudbury, England
Jo Bates
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP. My training enables me to work using a number of approaches so that I can tailor your sessions to meet your individual needs. We are all different, have different backgrounds, lives and experiences that have shaped us into who we are and how we see the world, so it’s really important that your counselling sessions are shaped around your individual needs and tailored to be most beneficial to you.
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP. My training enables me to work using a number of approaches so that I can tailor your sessions to meet your individual needs. We are all different, have different backgrounds, lives and experiences that have shaped us into who we are and how we see the world, so it’s really important that your counselling sessions are shaped around your individual needs and tailored to be most beneficial to you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sudbury

30+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Sudbury who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
97% Depression
95% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
82% Self-Harming
76% Stress
74% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
83% AXA PPP
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in Sudbury see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sudbury?

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.