Counselling in Telford

Photo of Lesley Perks, Counsellor in Telford, England
Lesley Perks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Telford TF2
Hi, I'm Lesley. I offer a professional, non-judgemental, and confidential service to meet your individual needs. I offer a free, absolutely no obligation, 30minute, initial consultation because research has shown that one of the most important parts of counselling is the relationship between you and your counsellor, so in the initial consultation you can see if I am the right counsellor for you. I work with a very diverse range of issues, including neurodiversity, and if something is causing you to worry or feel low, whatever it might be, we can see if counselling can help you. We work at your speed, short, medium or long term
Hi, I'm Lesley. I offer a professional, non-judgemental, and confidential service to meet your individual needs. I offer a free, absolutely no obligation, 30minute, initial consultation because research has shown that one of the most important parts of counselling is the relationship between you and your counsellor, so in the initial consultation you can see if I am the right counsellor for you. I work with a very diverse range of issues, including neurodiversity, and if something is causing you to worry or feel low, whatever it might be, we can see if counselling can help you. We work at your speed, short, medium or long term
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Photo of Nicole Hampton, Psychologist in Telford, England
Nicole Hampton
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Telford TF2
Do you feel like you are going around in circles, struggling to find solutions to recurrent difficulties or unhealthy patterns? Are you struggling to overcome a difficult life event or series of events from your past? Do you feel bogged down by day-to-day stressors, or demands in your work or home life? Do you feel particularly anxious or low in mood? Do you feel misunderstood or frustrated by your circumstances? Do you just want someone to listen to how you feel? Someone who will work with you to support you to understand the difficulties you are having and develop strategies to break free from the weight of the emotional baggage?
Do you feel like you are going around in circles, struggling to find solutions to recurrent difficulties or unhealthy patterns? Are you struggling to overcome a difficult life event or series of events from your past? Do you feel bogged down by day-to-day stressors, or demands in your work or home life? Do you feel particularly anxious or low in mood? Do you feel misunderstood or frustrated by your circumstances? Do you just want someone to listen to how you feel? Someone who will work with you to support you to understand the difficulties you are having and develop strategies to break free from the weight of the emotional baggage?
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Photo of Rebecca Robbins, Psychotherapist in Telford, England
Rebecca Robbins
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Telford TF3
Hi, I'm Becky - a qualified and experienced BACP Accredited Psychtherapist and EMDR practitioner working in Shropshire. I work with a diverse range of issues with people from all backgrounds on a short, medium or long-term basis depending on need. I offer a professional, non-judgemental and confidential service, for adults and couples. I specialise with working with people who have experienced rape, sexual assault, CSE, PTSD, anxiety, depression and bereavement.
Hi, I'm Becky - a qualified and experienced BACP Accredited Psychtherapist and EMDR practitioner working in Shropshire. I work with a diverse range of issues with people from all backgrounds on a short, medium or long-term basis depending on need. I offer a professional, non-judgemental and confidential service, for adults and couples. I specialise with working with people who have experienced rape, sexual assault, CSE, PTSD, anxiety, depression and bereavement.
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Absolute Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Telford TF2
I am a Person-Centered counsellor (Person-center means, client led) who uses CBT and Solution Focused techniques where suitable. My background includes yoga, reiki, meditation, aromatherapy and mindfulness. This means I can offer an holistic approach to the therapeutic work. The relationship between myself and the client (you) is at the heart of ALL therapy. Counselling is about change, and change can be very difficult and scary to do. In fact, sometimes we actually don't know how to do it. With support from myself, we will explore your anxiety, concerns, behavior, beliefs and feelings.
I am a Person-Centered counsellor (Person-center means, client led) who uses CBT and Solution Focused techniques where suitable. My background includes yoga, reiki, meditation, aromatherapy and mindfulness. This means I can offer an holistic approach to the therapeutic work. The relationship between myself and the client (you) is at the heart of ALL therapy. Counselling is about change, and change can be very difficult and scary to do. In fact, sometimes we actually don't know how to do it. With support from myself, we will explore your anxiety, concerns, behavior, beliefs and feelings.
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Photo of Sheeraz Henderson, Counsellor in Telford, England
Sheeraz Henderson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Telford TF3  (Online Only)
Many people seek counselling for varying reasons, usually because of issues faced in our daily life which feel challenging or uncomfortable. We may feel stuck, sad, low or confused by an issue happening now or in the past. Perhaps relationships with family, friends or work colleagues feel difficult and awkward to navigate but you don’t quite know the reasons why.
Many people seek counselling for varying reasons, usually because of issues faced in our daily life which feel challenging or uncomfortable. We may feel stuck, sad, low or confused by an issue happening now or in the past. Perhaps relationships with family, friends or work colleagues feel difficult and awkward to navigate but you don’t quite know the reasons why.
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Photo of Ceris Dawn Counselling, Counsellor in Telford, England
Ceris Dawn Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Telford TF3  (Online Only)
For some people, the thought of counselling can be daunting! There are so many counsellors out there it’s often difficult to know where to start or who to choose! So let me introduce myself. My name is Ceris and I’m a Person Centred Counsellor with over 10 years of experience working with people who have experienced mental health difficulties. Using a genuine friendly warm approach, I am able to offer counselling to people to enable them to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves and their own situations. I do not offer advice but can offer new perspectives and challenges to situations which seem unmanageable.
For some people, the thought of counselling can be daunting! There are so many counsellors out there it’s often difficult to know where to start or who to choose! So let me introduce myself. My name is Ceris and I’m a Person Centred Counsellor with over 10 years of experience working with people who have experienced mental health difficulties. Using a genuine friendly warm approach, I am able to offer counselling to people to enable them to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves and their own situations. I do not offer advice but can offer new perspectives and challenges to situations which seem unmanageable.
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Photo of Wendy Nicholls, Psychologist in Telford, England
Wendy Nicholls
Psychologist, PhD, AFBPSsS
Verified
Telford TF3
Are you experiencing difficulty with weight loss? You may have tried many different diets, but can never do them for long, or regain the weight you have lost. Diets do not work in the long term. In fact, going on a strict ‘diet’ can lead to yo-yo dieting and weight gain. Some people find they start a diet as many as 5 or 6 times a year, and people do on average 126 fad diets across their lifetime. How much time, energy, money, and effort is that? I can help you get out of the dieting cycle for good, by helping you to find what works for you, and a method of sticking at it.
Are you experiencing difficulty with weight loss? You may have tried many different diets, but can never do them for long, or regain the weight you have lost. Diets do not work in the long term. In fact, going on a strict ‘diet’ can lead to yo-yo dieting and weight gain. Some people find they start a diet as many as 5 or 6 times a year, and people do on average 126 fad diets across their lifetime. How much time, energy, money, and effort is that? I can help you get out of the dieting cycle for good, by helping you to find what works for you, and a method of sticking at it.
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Photo of Being Yew (counselling and psychotherapy), Counsellor in Telford, England
Being Yew (counselling and psychotherapy)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Telford TF1
Life changes! Understanding the next step or how to proceed, initially can be one of the most difficult. Not knowing where to turn, what to do or even if tomorrow is going to happen! And if it does, how am I going to cope? This may be mental health, relationship challenges or breakdown, anxiety, depression, a life changing event, health or loss. At Being Yew, I offer a confidential space where you can speak openly, knowing that you are heard and understood for what you are experiencing. Together, you can choose how you respond and enable yourself to be how you want to be and take ownership.
Life changes! Understanding the next step or how to proceed, initially can be one of the most difficult. Not knowing where to turn, what to do or even if tomorrow is going to happen! And if it does, how am I going to cope? This may be mental health, relationship challenges or breakdown, anxiety, depression, a life changing event, health or loss. At Being Yew, I offer a confidential space where you can speak openly, knowing that you are heard and understood for what you are experiencing. Together, you can choose how you respond and enable yourself to be how you want to be and take ownership.
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Photo of Jessica Jenkins, Counsellor in Telford, England
Jessica Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Telford TF4
Waitlist for new clients
Do you ever feel lost, low in mood, or struggle with anxiety, depression or notice you have low self worth or feeling that you have lost hope? Do you notice that you might be repeating patterns of behaviour in your life, struggling with relationships or having family issues? Do you feel that you'd like to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, where you've come from and what affects you? Do you ever notice you have negative thoughts or feel exhausted by every day life and the expectations and demands placed upon you? Have you experienced loss that you'd like support to explore and work through? Feeling isolated or insignificant?
Do you ever feel lost, low in mood, or struggle with anxiety, depression or notice you have low self worth or feeling that you have lost hope? Do you notice that you might be repeating patterns of behaviour in your life, struggling with relationships or having family issues? Do you feel that you'd like to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, where you've come from and what affects you? Do you ever notice you have negative thoughts or feel exhausted by every day life and the expectations and demands placed upon you? Have you experienced loss that you'd like support to explore and work through? Feeling isolated or insignificant?
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Photo of Wendy Elizabeth Cunliffe, Counsellor in Telford, England
Wendy Elizabeth Cunliffe
Counsellor
Verified
Telford TF7
Hello, I'm Wendy and I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with a wide range of experience from working with children to counselling in the NHS. Are you in mental distress, anxious, depressed or just not coping? Whether you are clear about the causes or not, I can help. In our fast moving busy lives, events can leave us overwhelmed at times which impacts negatively on our mental wellbeing. Maybe this is compounded by big life events such as bereavement, job loss, divorce and so on, or maybe adverse events from your past loom heavily over your present & effect your hopes for the future. If so, you need effective counselling!
Hello, I'm Wendy and I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with a wide range of experience from working with children to counselling in the NHS. Are you in mental distress, anxious, depressed or just not coping? Whether you are clear about the causes or not, I can help. In our fast moving busy lives, events can leave us overwhelmed at times which impacts negatively on our mental wellbeing. Maybe this is compounded by big life events such as bereavement, job loss, divorce and so on, or maybe adverse events from your past loom heavily over your present & effect your hopes for the future. If so, you need effective counselling!
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Photo of Robert Clayton, Counsellor in Telford, England
Robert Clayton
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Telford TF1
Reaching out for help can be daunting, so, good trust and rapport is essential when building a positive and effective therapeutic relationship. I'm Robert Clayton PNCPS (Acc.), an Integrative Counsellor/Therapist and NCPS Accredited Professional Member. I have over twenty years experience working with adults, children and young people, undertaking therapeutic work. So, If you're experiencing, anxiety; depression; anger issues; dealing with abuse; trauma; bereavement/ loss; struggling with change; or other issues, then I'm here to help. We can explore your ‘lived experience’ and ‘what’s happened’ in a very safe and confidential way.
Reaching out for help can be daunting, so, good trust and rapport is essential when building a positive and effective therapeutic relationship. I'm Robert Clayton PNCPS (Acc.), an Integrative Counsellor/Therapist and NCPS Accredited Professional Member. I have over twenty years experience working with adults, children and young people, undertaking therapeutic work. So, If you're experiencing, anxiety; depression; anger issues; dealing with abuse; trauma; bereavement/ loss; struggling with change; or other issues, then I'm here to help. We can explore your ‘lived experience’ and ‘what’s happened’ in a very safe and confidential way.
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Photo of Fay Daniel, Counsellor in Telford, England
Fay Daniel
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Telford TF1
For some of us life can become challenging and overwhelming, at times we feel completely trapped in a negative cycle unable to see a way forward with little or no support. Do you struggle with things like anxiety, depression, and low self-worth, do you feel hopeless and alone? I offer a warm safe and non-judgemental approach to support you with any issues you may be facing. Working as a Person Centred Therapist I will support you in building an understanding of your own thoughts and feelings empowering you to make the changes you need to find inner peace and happiness.
For some of us life can become challenging and overwhelming, at times we feel completely trapped in a negative cycle unable to see a way forward with little or no support. Do you struggle with things like anxiety, depression, and low self-worth, do you feel hopeless and alone? I offer a warm safe and non-judgemental approach to support you with any issues you may be facing. Working as a Person Centred Therapist I will support you in building an understanding of your own thoughts and feelings empowering you to make the changes you need to find inner peace and happiness.
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Photo of Michelle Ede Therapy in Telford, England
Michelle Ede Therapy
Verified
Telford TF1
Have you ever suffered Trauma in your life, which has lead to you feeling unable to cope, feeling suicidal or self harming? Do you feel confused, ashamed, scared, anxiety ridden and depressed, unable to make decisions? Do your relationships suffer as a consequence? Do you wish you could move forward with your life positively and leave the past behind? I use EMDR Therapy to help individuals to deal with a variety of issues, including: PTSD, Depression, Stress, Panic attacks, Anxiety, Sexual and Domestic Abuse, Rape, Pain Management, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Relationship breakdown and many other issues.
Have you ever suffered Trauma in your life, which has lead to you feeling unable to cope, feeling suicidal or self harming? Do you feel confused, ashamed, scared, anxiety ridden and depressed, unable to make decisions? Do your relationships suffer as a consequence? Do you wish you could move forward with your life positively and leave the past behind? I use EMDR Therapy to help individuals to deal with a variety of issues, including: PTSD, Depression, Stress, Panic attacks, Anxiety, Sexual and Domestic Abuse, Rape, Pain Management, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Relationship breakdown and many other issues.
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Photo of Samantha Kate Swann-Horler, Psychologist in Telford, England
Samantha Kate Swann-Horler
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Telford TF7
Are you an adult or young person wanting to understand and manage anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties or your experience of a traumatic event? Are you an employer wanting to know more about mental health in order to develop your approach to psychological wellbeing? Are you a headteacher looking for support with the social and emotional wellbeing of your pupils or staff wellbeing? Perhaps you are a GP, a practice manager or a psychiatrist seeking therapy for your patients, or consultation regarding mental health matters?
Are you an adult or young person wanting to understand and manage anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties or your experience of a traumatic event? Are you an employer wanting to know more about mental health in order to develop your approach to psychological wellbeing? Are you a headteacher looking for support with the social and emotional wellbeing of your pupils or staff wellbeing? Perhaps you are a GP, a practice manager or a psychiatrist seeking therapy for your patients, or consultation regarding mental health matters?
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Photo of Lorraine Roberts, Counsellor in Telford, England
Lorraine Roberts
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Telford TF1
Are you feeling an overwhelming tangle of emotions or having sleepless nights worrying about your problems. Maybe you have doubts or feel indecisive about the next steps in your personal or work life. Personal or work issues, general anxiety, depression or stress can all impact on life and leave the feeling of being unable to cope. It is more common that you might think and many people find talking to a professional really helps them to find their way forward. You've taken the first step with your search and with many years experience in supporting people with a wide range of issues, I can help you on the path to feeling better.
Are you feeling an overwhelming tangle of emotions or having sleepless nights worrying about your problems. Maybe you have doubts or feel indecisive about the next steps in your personal or work life. Personal or work issues, general anxiety, depression or stress can all impact on life and leave the feeling of being unable to cope. It is more common that you might think and many people find talking to a professional really helps them to find their way forward. You've taken the first step with your search and with many years experience in supporting people with a wide range of issues, I can help you on the path to feeling better.
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Photo of Michelle Bethell, Psychotherapist in Telford, England
Michelle Bethell
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Telford TF4
Hello my name is Michelle. Welcome to my profile. I am an integrative psychotherapist trained in a varied range of theories including Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, CBT, Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic. If you are considering counselling I provide a professional and approachable service in a confidential and comfortable Therapy room. If you are unsure how to tackle your issues I offer an initial consultation with no further obligations. I provide a Telephone consultation first at a reduced rate of £30.00.
Hello my name is Michelle. Welcome to my profile. I am an integrative psychotherapist trained in a varied range of theories including Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, CBT, Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic. If you are considering counselling I provide a professional and approachable service in a confidential and comfortable Therapy room. If you are unsure how to tackle your issues I offer an initial consultation with no further obligations. I provide a Telephone consultation first at a reduced rate of £30.00.
07723 452465 View 07723 452465
Photo of Katie Woodland, Psychologist in Telford, England
Katie Woodland
Psychologist, MSc
Telford TF2
I help people who have been struggling with moderate/severe levels of stress, depression or anxiety so that you can quickly go from a place of fear, hopelessness and desperation to one of calm, relaxation and inner peace. The only problem is you've been treated poorly by past mental health professionals, tried a million things before which haven't worked and are starting to believe that you cannot be fixed... Unlike most traditional methods, the intensive holistic therapeutic programme (IHTP) targets all aspects of your life; past, present and future so that you can experience life truly free from mental illness - forever.
I help people who have been struggling with moderate/severe levels of stress, depression or anxiety so that you can quickly go from a place of fear, hopelessness and desperation to one of calm, relaxation and inner peace. The only problem is you've been treated poorly by past mental health professionals, tried a million things before which haven't worked and are starting to believe that you cannot be fixed... Unlike most traditional methods, the intensive holistic therapeutic programme (IHTP) targets all aspects of your life; past, present and future so that you can experience life truly free from mental illness - forever.
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Photo of EG Counselling, Counsellor in Telford, England
EG Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Telford TF1
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, having trouble sleeping and remaining focused on tasks? Or do you need to talk about a bereavement or a loss or is there something else on your mind? I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist offering a safe, confidential space without any judgement. Whatever brings you to therapy, we can spend the time talking through this.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, having trouble sleeping and remaining focused on tasks? Or do you need to talk about a bereavement or a loss or is there something else on your mind? I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist offering a safe, confidential space without any judgement. Whatever brings you to therapy, we can spend the time talking through this.
07505 122465 View 07505 122465
Photo of Stephanie Huntington, Counsellor in Telford, England
Stephanie Huntington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Telford TF8
Often difficult experiences, emotions, thoughts, or behaviours can lead to feelings of hopelessness, however this should never the case, choosing to seek support is a brave move and the first step to alleviating whatever distress you’re experiencing. I work with individuals hoping to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life for themselves. My work focuses on providing a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore your problems in depth and the changes you would like to make. From this understanding, an individualised plan is developed to support you in experiencing a more enriching and meaningful life.
Often difficult experiences, emotions, thoughts, or behaviours can lead to feelings of hopelessness, however this should never the case, choosing to seek support is a brave move and the first step to alleviating whatever distress you’re experiencing. I work with individuals hoping to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life for themselves. My work focuses on providing a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore your problems in depth and the changes you would like to make. From this understanding, an individualised plan is developed to support you in experiencing a more enriching and meaningful life.
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Photo of EG Counselling, Counsellor in Telford, England
EG Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Telford TF1
Are you feeling stressed, lost, confused or anxious? These feelings may be a result of a traumatic event, pressures from work, family difficulties, addictions, obsessions or trauma. With busy lives, responsibilities and often with others depending on us, we often dismiss our feelings or fail to understand why we feel, the way we do. I offer a safe place where we can focus on you and we will work together using a therapeutic model that meets your needs. I can offer flexible appointments that fits in with your schedule and if you work shifts we can offer flexible sessions.
Are you feeling stressed, lost, confused or anxious? These feelings may be a result of a traumatic event, pressures from work, family difficulties, addictions, obsessions or trauma. With busy lives, responsibilities and often with others depending on us, we often dismiss our feelings or fail to understand why we feel, the way we do. I offer a safe place where we can focus on you and we will work together using a therapeutic model that meets your needs. I can offer flexible appointments that fits in with your schedule and if you work shifts we can offer flexible sessions.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Telford

40+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Telford who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
94% Depression
87% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
81% Bereavement
81% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aviva
71% AXA PPP
71% Bupa

How Counsellors in Telford see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Telford?

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.