Counselling in Thornbury

Photo of Rosemary Cave, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Rosemary Cave
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thornbury GL12
I am an experienced counsellor working in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. You might be seeking counselling for the first time or returning to therapy. We all experience disconcerting feelings and upsetting concerns at some point in our lives. The best way to begin therapy is to arrange an introductory session to find out why you need counselling and how we can work together. There is no charge for the first session. As the relationship of trust and respect develops between client and counsellor, you will become empowered to explore daunting emotions through a non-judgemental, client-centred approach.
I am an experienced counsellor working in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. You might be seeking counselling for the first time or returning to therapy. We all experience disconcerting feelings and upsetting concerns at some point in our lives. The best way to begin therapy is to arrange an introductory session to find out why you need counselling and how we can work together. There is no charge for the first session. As the relationship of trust and respect develops between client and counsellor, you will become empowered to explore daunting emotions through a non-judgemental, client-centred approach.
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Photo of Lisa Mclaughlin, Psychotherapist in Thornbury, England
Lisa Mclaughlin
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Thornbury BS35
Using an integrative relational model of psychotherapy I build an approach which is tailored to meet the unique requirements of each individual client. My approach is predominantly talking based but I always incorporate the body as a way of accessing deeply held emotions. You may want to address a specific issue such as anxiety, panic attacks or a difficult life event. On the other hand you may want to examine something more deep rooted and indefinable. Perhaps you have noticed a recurring pattern of behaviour which is causing you pain in your life, or more general feelings of depression or unhappiness.
Using an integrative relational model of psychotherapy I build an approach which is tailored to meet the unique requirements of each individual client. My approach is predominantly talking based but I always incorporate the body as a way of accessing deeply held emotions. You may want to address a specific issue such as anxiety, panic attacks or a difficult life event. On the other hand you may want to examine something more deep rooted and indefinable. Perhaps you have noticed a recurring pattern of behaviour which is causing you pain in your life, or more general feelings of depression or unhappiness.
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Photo of Flourishing Ltd, Psychotherapist in Thornbury, England
Flourishing Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
Thornbury BS35
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD and phobias. I invite clients to shape and express their goals (these often change or are added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: people can move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy.
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD and phobias. I invite clients to shape and express their goals (these often change or are added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: people can move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy.
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Photo of Dr Maria R. Thompson, Psychologist in Thornbury, England
Dr Maria R. Thompson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Thornbury BS35
I assist adults and older adults to reduce distress, improve awareness, connection, functioning and QoL through face-to-face and online counselling and psychological therapy. You can explore and address your concerns safely with session materials to take away for future reference. I offer evidenced approaches. Since 1998 I have worked with many people in their recovery from a range of emotional, behavioural, personality and mental health issues across various settings to Consultant level. Hopefully, I maybe of assistance to you also. Dr Maria Thompson BSc (Hons) MSc Post-MSc DCounsPsych CPsychol AFBPsS. Desideratum P&C Services Ltd.
I assist adults and older adults to reduce distress, improve awareness, connection, functioning and QoL through face-to-face and online counselling and psychological therapy. You can explore and address your concerns safely with session materials to take away for future reference. I offer evidenced approaches. Since 1998 I have worked with many people in their recovery from a range of emotional, behavioural, personality and mental health issues across various settings to Consultant level. Hopefully, I maybe of assistance to you also. Dr Maria Thompson BSc (Hons) MSc Post-MSc DCounsPsych CPsychol AFBPsS. Desideratum P&C Services Ltd.
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Photo of Westray Psychotherapy and Counselling, Psychotherapist in Thornbury, England
Westray Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Bristol BS16
Anxiety? Stress? low self esteem? are you finding things difficult? Sometimes you just need the space to talk. I can help you to find peace in your life. I am a warm and approachable, UK based, state registered Psychotherapist accredited with the HCPC. I have an MA in Art Psychotherapy and I am also certified in Mental Health First Aid and NLP. I work from a client centred, integrative stance leading from a relational psychodynamic perspective. We explore deeply, discover and then take action if required
Anxiety? Stress? low self esteem? are you finding things difficult? Sometimes you just need the space to talk. I can help you to find peace in your life. I am a warm and approachable, UK based, state registered Psychotherapist accredited with the HCPC. I have an MA in Art Psychotherapy and I am also certified in Mental Health First Aid and NLP. I work from a client centred, integrative stance leading from a relational psychodynamic perspective. We explore deeply, discover and then take action if required
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Photo of Dr Jonathan Kenyon, Psychologist in Thornbury, England
Dr Jonathan Kenyon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Emersons Green BS16
You may have feelings of dissatisfaction and a sense that you are not getting all that you want from life. You may be finding that every day is a struggle with strong, even overwhelming, feelings of depression, anxiety, stress or anger. I believe we all strive to feel happier and more fulfilled than we currently are. We want to feel a connection with other people and to have a sense that we are leading meaningful, enjoyable lives - even when we feel at a loss as to how to achieve this. I help people overcome their difficulties to become happier, more psychologically healthy and experience an improved quality of life.
You may have feelings of dissatisfaction and a sense that you are not getting all that you want from life. You may be finding that every day is a struggle with strong, even overwhelming, feelings of depression, anxiety, stress or anger. I believe we all strive to feel happier and more fulfilled than we currently are. We want to feel a connection with other people and to have a sense that we are leading meaningful, enjoyable lives - even when we feel at a loss as to how to achieve this. I help people overcome their difficulties to become happier, more psychologically healthy and experience an improved quality of life.
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Photo of Colin Brown, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Colin Brown
Counsellor
Verified
Bristol BS34
It’s when you sense, or realise, that things can’t remain the same and yet you feel frozen, unable to act, and you don’t know what to do. A personal crisis might leave you feeling powerless and anxious. Then you find that the ways in which you generally deal with problems aren’t working: the people you’d usually turn to for support aren’t enough, they might be too involved with the issues you’re facing. You might also feel unwell. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious, depressed or emotionally fragile. This is when counselling can help. I offer Face to Face, Walk and Talk, Online and Telephone Counselling.
It’s when you sense, or realise, that things can’t remain the same and yet you feel frozen, unable to act, and you don’t know what to do. A personal crisis might leave you feeling powerless and anxious. Then you find that the ways in which you generally deal with problems aren’t working: the people you’d usually turn to for support aren’t enough, they might be too involved with the issues you’re facing. You might also feel unwell. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious, depressed or emotionally fragile. This is when counselling can help. I offer Face to Face, Walk and Talk, Online and Telephone Counselling.
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Photo of Ivana Hardy, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Ivana Hardy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lydney GL15
Seeking a counsellor can be a daunting process. If you’re having having trouble maintaining nourishing connections or have experienced a recent loss or trauma, I can work with you to find your own insights and strengths, enabling you to move towards more freedom and choice. I recognise the need to feel met within a safe and trusting relationship. Having a sense of safeness in the relationship, between us, is at the heart of effective therapy. If we start by being easy and gentle with ourselves, caring for and being able to understand ourselves more fully, can pave the way for more fulfilment.
Seeking a counsellor can be a daunting process. If you’re having having trouble maintaining nourishing connections or have experienced a recent loss or trauma, I can work with you to find your own insights and strengths, enabling you to move towards more freedom and choice. I recognise the need to feel met within a safe and trusting relationship. Having a sense of safeness in the relationship, between us, is at the heart of effective therapy. If we start by being easy and gentle with ourselves, caring for and being able to understand ourselves more fully, can pave the way for more fulfilment.
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Photo of Alison Peters, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Alison Peters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bristol BS35
I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor, Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 18 years' experience of working with individuals and young people. I offer my clients safe, confidential and non-judgemental space explore the issues which have brought them to counselling. I work with the challenges in life affecting us all to facilitate the best way forward for the client. I am passionate in supporting others to reach their potential, building trust in the counselling relationship encourages risks to be taken to explore issues that are affecting quality of life, counselling enables exploration of behaviours and builds self awareness to enable a better quality of life.
I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor, Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 18 years' experience of working with individuals and young people. I offer my clients safe, confidential and non-judgemental space explore the issues which have brought them to counselling. I work with the challenges in life affecting us all to facilitate the best way forward for the client. I am passionate in supporting others to reach their potential, building trust in the counselling relationship encourages risks to be taken to explore issues that are affecting quality of life, counselling enables exploration of behaviours and builds self awareness to enable a better quality of life.
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Photo of Steve Moore, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bristol BS10
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
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Photo of Shelley Ratcliffe, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Shelley Ratcliffe
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wotton-under-Edge GL12  (Online Only)
I offer online confidential person centred counselling. I use many different tools such as Interactively meaning that I can use many techniques and approaches, depending on each clients individual needs. I also work with couples who are having a difficult time. I have experience of working both short and long term opened counselling. Together we can explore what brings you to therapy and decide on the most appropriate way forward. I am hear to lister, support and what ever the issue counselling can help you through a difficult time.
I offer online confidential person centred counselling. I use many different tools such as Interactively meaning that I can use many techniques and approaches, depending on each clients individual needs. I also work with couples who are having a difficult time. I have experience of working both short and long term opened counselling. Together we can explore what brings you to therapy and decide on the most appropriate way forward. I am hear to lister, support and what ever the issue counselling can help you through a difficult time.
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Photo of James Hall, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
James Hall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS36
I am an integrative counsellor based in Bristol. Put simply, rather than applying a 'one size fits all' approach, using only one technique, it is more of a combination of therapies, tailored for each individual's needs. I offer individual therapy for anyone aged 14 and upwards in the field of Mental Health. Please contact me if you would like more information or to make an appointment.
I am an integrative counsellor based in Bristol. Put simply, rather than applying a 'one size fits all' approach, using only one technique, it is more of a combination of therapies, tailored for each individual's needs. I offer individual therapy for anyone aged 14 and upwards in the field of Mental Health. Please contact me if you would like more information or to make an appointment.
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Photo of Lianne Gilmour, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Lianne Gilmour
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS37
My name is Lianne Gilmour and I have been practising as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor since 2016. My working style is Integrative and Relational, whereby I draw on many theories and techniques, whilst holding our working relationship at the fore. Our work will be a collaboration and I will check in with you to make sure the therapy and I, am meeting your therapeutic needs. I am down to earth, practically minded and passionate about doing the work.
My name is Lianne Gilmour and I have been practising as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor since 2016. My working style is Integrative and Relational, whereby I draw on many theories and techniques, whilst holding our working relationship at the fore. Our work will be a collaboration and I will check in with you to make sure the therapy and I, am meeting your therapeutic needs. I am down to earth, practically minded and passionate about doing the work.
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Photo of Louise Tarrant, Psychologist in Thornbury, England
Louise Tarrant
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bristol BS37
Waitlist for new clients
I provide effective therapy for adolescents and adults who have mental health problems including Depression, Anxiety, Panic, trauma symptoms and grief.  I also specialise in providing therapy for those who are struggling to manage Chronic Pain and Fatigue; I teach pain management strategies and support people to improve their quality of life. I have over 17 years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have worked in a range of mental health and hospital teams in the NHS and I led a multidisciplinary team within an NHS Pain Clinic for a number of years.
I provide effective therapy for adolescents and adults who have mental health problems including Depression, Anxiety, Panic, trauma symptoms and grief.  I also specialise in providing therapy for those who are struggling to manage Chronic Pain and Fatigue; I teach pain management strategies and support people to improve their quality of life. I have over 17 years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have worked in a range of mental health and hospital teams in the NHS and I led a multidisciplinary team within an NHS Pain Clinic for a number of years.
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Photo of Jessica Hunter, Psychologist in Thornbury, England
Jessica Hunter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bristol BS7
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical psychologist with substantial experience of working with individuals with personality difficulties (with or without a formal diagnosis of personality disorder), PTSD, and complex trauma. Other areas of clinical expertise include anxiety, burnout, low self-esteem, dissociation and low mood. In therapy I aim to bring compassion to the ways people have learned to cope with adversity and emotional pain. I welcome anyone who is looking to understand themselves and their coping styles better, and/or is seeking ways to break cycles and gain new skills to help them move forwards in their lives.
I am a clinical psychologist with substantial experience of working with individuals with personality difficulties (with or without a formal diagnosis of personality disorder), PTSD, and complex trauma. Other areas of clinical expertise include anxiety, burnout, low self-esteem, dissociation and low mood. In therapy I aim to bring compassion to the ways people have learned to cope with adversity and emotional pain. I welcome anyone who is looking to understand themselves and their coping styles better, and/or is seeking ways to break cycles and gain new skills to help them move forwards in their lives.
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Photo of Patricia Falvey, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Patricia Falvey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Filton BS34
We live in a culture that promotes the idea of strong, powerful individuals who live picture perfect lives. There is little room for showing our vulnerability, or our need for connection. There is a cultural expectation that when things are difficult for us we should just 'get over it' and not make a fuss, this might manifest in you with thoughts of "what's wrong with me", "why is this so hard" and "I should be able to manage by myself" and so on! You may be feeling fragmented, ​disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, fearful, unable to cope, you might feel like giving up.
We live in a culture that promotes the idea of strong, powerful individuals who live picture perfect lives. There is little room for showing our vulnerability, or our need for connection. There is a cultural expectation that when things are difficult for us we should just 'get over it' and not make a fuss, this might manifest in you with thoughts of "what's wrong with me", "why is this so hard" and "I should be able to manage by myself" and so on! You may be feeling fragmented, ​disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, fearful, unable to cope, you might feel like giving up.
0117 325 2788 View 0117 325 2788
Photo of Dr Jerome Mak, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Dr Jerome Mak
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Stoke Gifford BS34
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide a more effective means of understanding and addressing these emotions.
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide a more effective means of understanding and addressing these emotions.
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Photo of Indigo Moon, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Indigo Moon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bristol BS34
I offer a safe, compassionate non-judgmental space for the client to explore whatever is troubling them Through this work the client will hopefully achieve their desired outcome and restore some peace in their life. My predominate client base has been around Domestic abuse and Addiction, although i also have experience in loss and grief , family issues, anxiety and depression and peri and postnatal illness. I have several rooms i can rent in various areas of Bristol. However at my Patchway office I am able to offer evening appointments.I use many different approaches in my client work dependent of the clients needs.
I offer a safe, compassionate non-judgmental space for the client to explore whatever is troubling them Through this work the client will hopefully achieve their desired outcome and restore some peace in their life. My predominate client base has been around Domestic abuse and Addiction, although i also have experience in loss and grief , family issues, anxiety and depression and peri and postnatal illness. I have several rooms i can rent in various areas of Bristol. However at my Patchway office I am able to offer evening appointments.I use many different approaches in my client work dependent of the clients needs.
0117 325 3819 View 0117 325 3819
Photo of Charlene Wolf, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Charlene Wolf
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Emersons Green BS16
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor offering in person sessions only. I offer a warm, compassionate approach in a non judgemental space. I have experience working with bereavement, anxiety, anger, depression, chronic pain, life transitions and communication within relationships.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor offering in person sessions only. I offer a warm, compassionate approach in a non judgemental space. I have experience working with bereavement, anxiety, anger, depression, chronic pain, life transitions and communication within relationships.
0117 463 3721 View 0117 463 3721
Photo of Kerstin Pullin, Counsellor in Thornbury, England
Kerstin Pullin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dursley GL11
Choosing a counsellor with whom to connect and build a trusting therapeutic relationship can feel daunting, even risky, yet also empowering and hopeful. What does it feel like to take off masks, shedding protective layers that keep the authentic, vulnerable self safe while navigating through challenging or traumatic times? Together we can explore what you feel ready and safe to share - whether these are current, buried or almost forgotten experiences. I will be at your side to listen; endeavouring to relate to your unique circumstances and way of being; facilitative of your change and growth process.
Choosing a counsellor with whom to connect and build a trusting therapeutic relationship can feel daunting, even risky, yet also empowering and hopeful. What does it feel like to take off masks, shedding protective layers that keep the authentic, vulnerable self safe while navigating through challenging or traumatic times? Together we can explore what you feel ready and safe to share - whether these are current, buried or almost forgotten experiences. I will be at your side to listen; endeavouring to relate to your unique circumstances and way of being; facilitative of your change and growth process.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thornbury

< 10

Counsellors in Thornbury who prioritize treating:

75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Bereavement
75% Divorce
75% Anger Management
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% WPA
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Thornbury see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thornbury?

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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.