Counselling in Sutton-in-Ashfield

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Shirani Situnayake
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
I have extensive experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women and bring a deep understanding and considerable empathy to my therapeutic work. Struggles with anger, child sexual abuse, self harm, anxiety, depression, sexual violence and domestic abuse, addictions, self esteem, cultural issues, identity issues, sexuality issues, eating issues and self confidence, PTSD and trauma.
I have extensive experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women and bring a deep understanding and considerable empathy to my therapeutic work. Struggles with anger, child sexual abuse, self harm, anxiety, depression, sexual violence and domestic abuse, addictions, self esteem, cultural issues, identity issues, sexuality issues, eating issues and self confidence, PTSD and trauma.
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Maya Patrizia Gagni
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
Waitlist for new clients
Please note my practice is a women only service. I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Dramatherapist, Supervisor, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and EMDR accredited practitioner with more than 20 years experience of working with a variety of presenting issues including complex PTSD. I can support clients with a number of difficulties and have extensive experience in supporting clients on the ASD spectrum. I am also trained in CBT, PCE-CfD and DBT therapy, Couple Counselling, MBCT and Mindfulness. All my training enables me to support clients through difficulties that classical talking therapy might not be able.
Please note my practice is a women only service. I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Dramatherapist, Supervisor, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and EMDR accredited practitioner with more than 20 years experience of working with a variety of presenting issues including complex PTSD. I can support clients with a number of difficulties and have extensive experience in supporting clients on the ASD spectrum. I am also trained in CBT, PCE-CfD and DBT therapy, Couple Counselling, MBCT and Mindfulness. All my training enables me to support clients through difficulties that classical talking therapy might not be able.
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Christine Jeanne Porter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17  (Online Only)
My clients are looking for a counsellor that they feel comfortable with to explore their concerns. Clients may want to improve their self-esteem or confidence after a break-up or have experienced stress or bullying in the work-place and need to off-load and find ways of moving forward. Clients may come with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, work-place issues or spiritual concerns. They want to find a counsellor that will listen with empathy and help them make manage their emotions, understand themselves better and feel empowered going forward.
My clients are looking for a counsellor that they feel comfortable with to explore their concerns. Clients may want to improve their self-esteem or confidence after a break-up or have experienced stress or bullying in the work-place and need to off-load and find ways of moving forward. Clients may come with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, work-place issues or spiritual concerns. They want to find a counsellor that will listen with empathy and help them make manage their emotions, understand themselves better and feel empowered going forward.
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Emma Barnes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
Hello I am Emma. I am a humanistic & integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and I work with adults, children, and young people. You may be experiencing relationship or family difficulties, loss, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, or loneliness. Work issues such as bullying, stress or pressures to perform may feel overwhelming. Or you may simply feel disconnected in a way that is hard to describe. Whatever your reason for seeing a counsellor I aim to provide you with a non-judgemental, open, honest, empathetic, and supportive space to fully explore your situation and to help you to understand your thoughts and feelings.
Hello I am Emma. I am a humanistic & integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and I work with adults, children, and young people. You may be experiencing relationship or family difficulties, loss, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, or loneliness. Work issues such as bullying, stress or pressures to perform may feel overwhelming. Or you may simply feel disconnected in a way that is hard to describe. Whatever your reason for seeing a counsellor I aim to provide you with a non-judgemental, open, honest, empathetic, and supportive space to fully explore your situation and to help you to understand your thoughts and feelings.
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Stephanie Lockett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
When you choose a therapist you place a lot of trust in them. I won't betray that trust. I'll support you, I'll help you, I'll be there for you. If you’d like to arrange a free initial chat to see how we can work together then please get in touch.
When you choose a therapist you place a lot of trust in them. I won't betray that trust. I'll support you, I'll help you, I'll be there for you. If you’d like to arrange a free initial chat to see how we can work together then please get in touch.
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Spiritwell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
Welcome To Spiritwell Counselling. My name is Maddy and I am a fully qualified, therapeutic counsellor, offering both short and long term counselling to adults. I am based in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire and offer reasonably priced appointments either face to face, over the phone or via video chat. I also offer an optional, free, 30 minute telephone introduction.
Welcome To Spiritwell Counselling. My name is Maddy and I am a fully qualified, therapeutic counsellor, offering both short and long term counselling to adults. I am based in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire and offer reasonably priced appointments either face to face, over the phone or via video chat. I also offer an optional, free, 30 minute telephone introduction.
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Donna Broadhead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
Life has many challenges which can feel overwhelming. Ordinary life events such as a break-up or extraordinary life events such as traumatic incidents can have a huge impact on how we see ourselves, others, and the world. You might feel like your thoughts are a tangled mess or that you're stuck in a spiral which is pointed in the wrong direction. Maybe believing that you don't have the power to take control of your own life has left you feeling hopeless. At times like this, we are our own worst critic and can be very hard on ourselves.
Life has many challenges which can feel overwhelming. Ordinary life events such as a break-up or extraordinary life events such as traumatic incidents can have a huge impact on how we see ourselves, others, and the world. You might feel like your thoughts are a tangled mess or that you're stuck in a spiral which is pointed in the wrong direction. Maybe believing that you don't have the power to take control of your own life has left you feeling hopeless. At times like this, we are our own worst critic and can be very hard on ourselves.
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Psychotherapy By Nadya
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
Hello, my name is Nadya, I'm a fully qualified and BACP Accredited counsellor /psychotherapist with experience of working in organisations like Women's Aid, NHS Staff Counselling, CASY, Employee Assistance Programmes and my private practice. I have helped my clients with anxiety, depression, grief, work related stress, relationship issues and many more. Whatever your issues, we can explore them in a safe space of a counselling room without judgement or prejudice. - I can help, together we can make things clearer, find coping strategies, find a way forward, build confidence and self-esteem.
Hello, my name is Nadya, I'm a fully qualified and BACP Accredited counsellor /psychotherapist with experience of working in organisations like Women's Aid, NHS Staff Counselling, CASY, Employee Assistance Programmes and my private practice. I have helped my clients with anxiety, depression, grief, work related stress, relationship issues and many more. Whatever your issues, we can explore them in a safe space of a counselling room without judgement or prejudice. - I can help, together we can make things clearer, find coping strategies, find a way forward, build confidence and self-esteem.
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Serentia
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
Waitlist for new clients
If you're anxious or depressed, or feeling stressed because of particular issues in your life then its hard to choose a counsellor that might help you. I never knew whether to pick a therapist that looked as unhinged as I felt, or go for one that seemed to have life sorted! We often feel we have to pretend to seem 'normal' or put a mask on to face to world, but therapy can be the place where you can be yourself (or work out who that could be). I try to offer you space where you are safe to explore what is affecting you, and help you reach a way forward.
If you're anxious or depressed, or feeling stressed because of particular issues in your life then its hard to choose a counsellor that might help you. I never knew whether to pick a therapist that looked as unhinged as I felt, or go for one that seemed to have life sorted! We often feel we have to pretend to seem 'normal' or put a mask on to face to world, but therapy can be the place where you can be yourself (or work out who that could be). I try to offer you space where you are safe to explore what is affecting you, and help you reach a way forward.
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Kay Bingham
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
There are times in our life when pressures mount up so much, that they really impact on the quality of our day to day living and our overall wellbeing. This may be caused by specific events such as a relationship breakup, the death of a pet or loved one, redundancy or our health. It could be more general such as the impact of Covid-19, unfulfilling relationships whether that be with your colleagues, parents, siblings, partner or your children. Or, you’re not sure what’s causing you to feel so fed up – you ‘should’ be happy. Building resilience does not eradicate the stress and anxiety of everyday life, but it does reduce the impact.
There are times in our life when pressures mount up so much, that they really impact on the quality of our day to day living and our overall wellbeing. This may be caused by specific events such as a relationship breakup, the death of a pet or loved one, redundancy or our health. It could be more general such as the impact of Covid-19, unfulfilling relationships whether that be with your colleagues, parents, siblings, partner or your children. Or, you’re not sure what’s causing you to feel so fed up – you ‘should’ be happy. Building resilience does not eradicate the stress and anxiety of everyday life, but it does reduce the impact.
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Cheryl Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
COUPLES and IndividuaIs - I understand that feeling of being overwhelmed with life's difficulties, be they work stresses, relationship problems, family problems or loss. Life feels unmanageable right now. This may be causing you to feel depressed, anxious or even angry? Struggling with these issues can affect your quality of life and I would like to help. Give you space to share those distressing thoughts and feelings. I will help you to understand why you are being affected in this way. Together we will find ways to help you feel more in control of your feelings.
COUPLES and IndividuaIs - I understand that feeling of being overwhelmed with life's difficulties, be they work stresses, relationship problems, family problems or loss. Life feels unmanageable right now. This may be causing you to feel depressed, anxious or even angry? Struggling with these issues can affect your quality of life and I would like to help. Give you space to share those distressing thoughts and feelings. I will help you to understand why you are being affected in this way. Together we will find ways to help you feel more in control of your feelings.
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Dawn White - Chesterfield Sheffield Dronfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
I understand how hard the first step can be to ask for help, sometimes you just want to be heard and listened too, you may be feeling depressed, anxious, angry, or frustrated with moving your life forward. You may be feeling confused, and unsure about where your life is heading. I can help you become stronger and find new ways of coping, whilst understanding yourself, and others around you. You are a unique person and have already begun your unique journey of recovery, I am passionate about you taking back control over your life. I aim to support you through this by tailoring my approach to you.
I understand how hard the first step can be to ask for help, sometimes you just want to be heard and listened too, you may be feeling depressed, anxious, angry, or frustrated with moving your life forward. You may be feeling confused, and unsure about where your life is heading. I can help you become stronger and find new ways of coping, whilst understanding yourself, and others around you. You are a unique person and have already begun your unique journey of recovery, I am passionate about you taking back control over your life. I aim to support you through this by tailoring my approach to you.
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Theresa Eadson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
Hello, how are you? If you’re looking for counselling it’s likely that you’re experiencing something in your life that’s overwhelming or distressing, or maybe you want things to be different and you’re not sure how to make changes. Life can throw us all sorts of challenges, and sometimes these can lead us to feel anxious, upset or really down about things. Experiences and relationships from the past can also be troubling and stir up uncomfortable emotions. I can offer you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space where you won’t be judged.
Hello, how are you? If you’re looking for counselling it’s likely that you’re experiencing something in your life that’s overwhelming or distressing, or maybe you want things to be different and you’re not sure how to make changes. Life can throw us all sorts of challenges, and sometimes these can lead us to feel anxious, upset or really down about things. Experiences and relationships from the past can also be troubling and stir up uncomfortable emotions. I can offer you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space where you won’t be judged.
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Debra Brown
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17
Life is a journey and you hold the map, but at times it can lead you down a difficult road, with lots of bumps along the way. Life's journey isn't always smooth, we can get lost, take a wrong turning, reach a crossroads and be unable to decide which direction to take, or be unsure of our destination. Through talking and exploring your thoughts and feelings, counselling can help you to smooth these bumps and make your own decisions regarding which direction to take, to help you feel more in control of your own journey, and the destination that you would like to reach.
Life is a journey and you hold the map, but at times it can lead you down a difficult road, with lots of bumps along the way. Life's journey isn't always smooth, we can get lost, take a wrong turning, reach a crossroads and be unable to decide which direction to take, or be unsure of our destination. Through talking and exploring your thoughts and feelings, counselling can help you to smooth these bumps and make your own decisions regarding which direction to take, to help you feel more in control of your own journey, and the destination that you would like to reach.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Susan Ellen Draper-Todkill, Counsellor in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
Susan Ellen Draper-Todkill
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Nottingham NG17
My normal daily routine is supporting Professional Emergency Services personnel, NHS, Police, Ambulance and Paramedics, Prison Services, Fire Service, Furloughed workers, Working from Home . CMIS (Critical Incident Stress Management) response currently using Skype , Zoom etc. Counselling and Hypnotherapy for Managing and Eliminating Stress, Anxiety, Low Mood, Alcohol Reduction, Smoking Cessation, Weight Management , Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Divorce, Coaching. Qualified Supervisor for Counsellors and Hypnotherapists. Supporting you through challenging times in difficult circumstances. Contact me now with your concerns
My normal daily routine is supporting Professional Emergency Services personnel, NHS, Police, Ambulance and Paramedics, Prison Services, Fire Service, Furloughed workers, Working from Home . CMIS (Critical Incident Stress Management) response currently using Skype , Zoom etc. Counselling and Hypnotherapy for Managing and Eliminating Stress, Anxiety, Low Mood, Alcohol Reduction, Smoking Cessation, Weight Management , Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Divorce, Coaching. Qualified Supervisor for Counsellors and Hypnotherapists. Supporting you through challenging times in difficult circumstances. Contact me now with your concerns
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Photo of Sharon Turner MBACP, MNCS (accred), Counsellor in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
Sharon Turner MBACP, MNCS (accred)
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Kirkby in Ashfield NG17
Life brings many challenges. You may be experiencing a range of issues; struggling to understand or come to terms with issues such as health, loss, trauma or family issues which can lead to uncomfortable feelings. Sometimes issues are complex and interlink into many areas of our lives creating anxiety, stress, depressed or grief. I have experience working with all these and the different ways they affect clients. Are difficult feelings affecting work, social and home life? Impacting on health or self esteem and self worth?
Life brings many challenges. You may be experiencing a range of issues; struggling to understand or come to terms with issues such as health, loss, trauma or family issues which can lead to uncomfortable feelings. Sometimes issues are complex and interlink into many areas of our lives creating anxiety, stress, depressed or grief. I have experience working with all these and the different ways they affect clients. Are difficult feelings affecting work, social and home life? Impacting on health or self esteem and self worth?
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Photo of Dr Carla Rainbow, Psychologist in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
Dr Carla Rainbow
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Mansfield NG18  (Online Only)
I am Dr Carla Rainbow, and I am both a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a registered Counselling Psychotherapist (Dip TC, Dip SP&C, FD, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol, Reg MBACP, MSfDBT, EuroPsy). This means I am qualified to the very highest level, and experienced to be able to help you with even the most complex problems that you might be experiencing. On top of my experience (including within the NHS and prison services), and my qualifications, I work really hard at building effective working relationships, because research suggests that can be one of the most effective indicators for good therapeutic outcomes.
I am Dr Carla Rainbow, and I am both a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a registered Counselling Psychotherapist (Dip TC, Dip SP&C, FD, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol, Reg MBACP, MSfDBT, EuroPsy). This means I am qualified to the very highest level, and experienced to be able to help you with even the most complex problems that you might be experiencing. On top of my experience (including within the NHS and prison services), and my qualifications, I work really hard at building effective working relationships, because research suggests that can be one of the most effective indicators for good therapeutic outcomes.
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Dominica Hamilton-Leathart
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Nottingham NG17  (Online Only)
Most of us experience painful emotional states and life events that impact us. Maybe you have lost the meaning of your life, are riddled with self-hatred, or are struggling with a persistent low mood. Regardless, we are all affected at one time or another by adversity. Amidst all the noise of the everyday, we rarely have a warm, safe space to sort through our thoughts, feelings and behaviours without the threat of judgement or critical evaluation from others or even ourselves descending upon us. We may extend compassion and empathy to others but rarely treat ourselves with kindness and gentle consideration.
Most of us experience painful emotional states and life events that impact us. Maybe you have lost the meaning of your life, are riddled with self-hatred, or are struggling with a persistent low mood. Regardless, we are all affected at one time or another by adversity. Amidst all the noise of the everyday, we rarely have a warm, safe space to sort through our thoughts, feelings and behaviours without the threat of judgement or critical evaluation from others or even ourselves descending upon us. We may extend compassion and empathy to others but rarely treat ourselves with kindness and gentle consideration.
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Photo of Steven Shears, Psychotherapist in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
Steven Shears
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Mansfield NG18
I take the fact that you are looking at the possibility of entering therapy as a good sign. You may have struggled with your particular issue for years and found some temporary relief from it but now you are hoping that therapy could help you and have an open mind to possibilities to making some permanent changes and acquiring skills to deal with your difficulties going forwards and improving your relationships. If this sounds like your view of change then I have a wide range of experience with both individuals and couples to accompany you on your journey and have a encouraging and supportive approach.
I take the fact that you are looking at the possibility of entering therapy as a good sign. You may have struggled with your particular issue for years and found some temporary relief from it but now you are hoping that therapy could help you and have an open mind to possibilities to making some permanent changes and acquiring skills to deal with your difficulties going forwards and improving your relationships. If this sounds like your view of change then I have a wide range of experience with both individuals and couples to accompany you on your journey and have a encouraging and supportive approach.
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Photo of Charly Baldwin, Psychotherapist in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
Charly Baldwin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkby in Ashfield NG17
Would you like to process your feelings and experiences, regain your independence and change your outlook on life? Are you feeling stuck and can't seem to understand why you are feeling this way? Do you want to understand why and how this is impacting your life? Are you or your child worrying a lot or is it getting more difficult to go out and do the things you enjoy and see people? Are you experiencing reoccurring memories or feelings linked to early life or current traumatic experiences? Do you get nightmares or flashbacks? Is this making day to day life feel like a struggle? Then this is something I can help you with!
Would you like to process your feelings and experiences, regain your independence and change your outlook on life? Are you feeling stuck and can't seem to understand why you are feeling this way? Do you want to understand why and how this is impacting your life? Are you or your child worrying a lot or is it getting more difficult to go out and do the things you enjoy and see people? Are you experiencing reoccurring memories or feelings linked to early life or current traumatic experiences? Do you get nightmares or flashbacks? Is this making day to day life feel like a struggle? Then this is something I can help you with!
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sutton-in-Ashfield

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Sutton-in-Ashfield who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
79% Domestic Abuse
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Stress
64% Sexual Abuse

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Health Assured
67% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
33% Other

How Counsellors in Sutton-in-Ashfield see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sutton-in-Ashfield?

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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.