Counselling in Thrapston

Photo of Kerry Mattock, Psychotherapist in Thrapston, England
Kerry Mattock
Psychotherapist, PTUK
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thrapston NN14
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. I am a PTUK registered play therapist, specialising in offering creative therapy for children and young people. I am experienced in working with clients who have experienced trauma, loss, separation anxiety, low or conflicted self esteem, challenging behaviours, social and peer difficulties, reluctant talkers (mutism), pre/post adoption and attachment disorders. If you’d like to chat about your child’s/families needs please do contact me. NB- CHECK SPAM as reply emails from me can go straight there. For more you can visit my website: www.theconnectedtherapist.co.uk
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. I am a PTUK registered play therapist, specialising in offering creative therapy for children and young people. I am experienced in working with clients who have experienced trauma, loss, separation anxiety, low or conflicted self esteem, challenging behaviours, social and peer difficulties, reluctant talkers (mutism), pre/post adoption and attachment disorders. If you’d like to chat about your child’s/families needs please do contact me. NB- CHECK SPAM as reply emails from me can go straight there. For more you can visit my website: www.theconnectedtherapist.co.uk
01832 778353 View 01832 778353
Photo of Katie B Counselling, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Katie B Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Thrapston NN14
Firstly thank you so much for reading my profile. As a counsellor I know I can help with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, difficulties in relationships or struggling with emotions such as anger or sadness. You might be looking to make changes in your life or want to feel better or happier about yourself. Counselling with me provides you with a place to talk and be heard which may be something you do not have in your life right now. Many people come to counselling with specific goals or it may you are at a point where you don't know what you want - whatever the situation i can help with this.
Firstly thank you so much for reading my profile. As a counsellor I know I can help with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, difficulties in relationships or struggling with emotions such as anger or sadness. You might be looking to make changes in your life or want to feel better or happier about yourself. Counselling with me provides you with a place to talk and be heard which may be something you do not have in your life right now. Many people come to counselling with specific goals or it may you are at a point where you don't know what you want - whatever the situation i can help with this.
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Photo of Victoria Catt, Psychotherapist in Thrapston, England
Victoria Catt
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Thrapston NN14
Hello, and thanks for considering me as a therapist to help you with your difficulties. I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with extensive experience of working with people with mental health difficulties, both within the NHS and privately. Over 20 years of working within mental health services I have worked with people across the age span who have been experiencing a range of difficulties. These include worry, depression, panic attacks, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, general anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, Post traumatic stress, Low self esteem and confidence.....
Hello, and thanks for considering me as a therapist to help you with your difficulties. I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with extensive experience of working with people with mental health difficulties, both within the NHS and privately. Over 20 years of working within mental health services I have worked with people across the age span who have been experiencing a range of difficulties. These include worry, depression, panic attacks, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, general anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, Post traumatic stress, Low self esteem and confidence.....
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Danny Cummings, Psychotherapist in Thrapston, England
Danny Cummings
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Kettering NN15
I am a qualified integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with experience o secondary school counselling. I use a broad range of therapeutic techniques such as the Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Mindfullness, tailoring our therapy sessions to meet your individual needs. I have been teaching in education as the head of Psychology for over 17 years and am also a qualified Hypnotherapist. I work with relationships, both individuals and couples in particular those that are survivors of or current Narcissistic abuse. I offer support to work through unresolved chilhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, and self abandonment.
I am a qualified integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with experience o secondary school counselling. I use a broad range of therapeutic techniques such as the Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Mindfullness, tailoring our therapy sessions to meet your individual needs. I have been teaching in education as the head of Psychology for over 17 years and am also a qualified Hypnotherapist. I work with relationships, both individuals and couples in particular those that are survivors of or current Narcissistic abuse. I offer support to work through unresolved chilhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, and self abandonment.
01604 261757 View 01604 261757
Photo of Ryan Parkinson, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Ryan Parkinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kettering NN14
The client is the most important person in a therapeutic relationship, my job is to help you feel valued, and understood so you also believe this. My ideal client will want to work towards processing their feelings, achieving their goals and be willing to work with me to make this happen. I like to work with clients that are struggling with making sense of life. Feeling unable to move on from past experiences, having that space and time to reflect and process things can make a huge difference. I enjoy providing an environment to help my clients work through what's happening for them.
The client is the most important person in a therapeutic relationship, my job is to help you feel valued, and understood so you also believe this. My ideal client will want to work towards processing their feelings, achieving their goals and be willing to work with me to make this happen. I like to work with clients that are struggling with making sense of life. Feeling unable to move on from past experiences, having that space and time to reflect and process things can make a huge difference. I enjoy providing an environment to help my clients work through what's happening for them.
01536 851117 View 01536 851117
Photo of Tina Chummun, Psychotherapist in Thrapston, England
Tina Chummun
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kettering NN16
I'm an accredited Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist and I have extensive experience of working with clients who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and post-traumatic stress disorder. I have also successfully helped numerous clients tackle a wide range of issues. Examples of these are anxiety, depression, anger management, problems with relationships, family issues, trauma, shame, cultural identity, discrimination, bullying, career counselling, life coaching, bereavement, loss, loneliness, emotional abuse, addiction, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and life stresses.
I'm an accredited Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist and I have extensive experience of working with clients who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and post-traumatic stress disorder. I have also successfully helped numerous clients tackle a wide range of issues. Examples of these are anxiety, depression, anger management, problems with relationships, family issues, trauma, shame, cultural identity, discrimination, bullying, career counselling, life coaching, bereavement, loss, loneliness, emotional abuse, addiction, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and life stresses.
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Photo of Sarah J May, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Sarah J May
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kettering NN16
Life, at times, can be really difficult. Sometimes we get stuck in a place that feels so uncomfortable. We may struggle to manage those feelings or we feel like things will never change. Maybe you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, work, home or relationship difficulties. Maybe you’ve experienced some trauma or abuse or maybe you’ve learnt to cope with self harm. Maybe these have brought struggles with your sleeping or eating patterns. Wherever your difficulties may lie ........let me offer you a safe and comfortable place to explore and learn to manage those struggles.
Life, at times, can be really difficult. Sometimes we get stuck in a place that feels so uncomfortable. We may struggle to manage those feelings or we feel like things will never change. Maybe you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, work, home or relationship difficulties. Maybe you’ve experienced some trauma or abuse or maybe you’ve learnt to cope with self harm. Maybe these have brought struggles with your sleeping or eating patterns. Wherever your difficulties may lie ........let me offer you a safe and comfortable place to explore and learn to manage those struggles.
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Photo of Dr Charlotte Staniforth EMDR. Coaching, CFT, DBT, Psychologist in Thrapston, England
Dr Charlotte Staniforth EMDR. Coaching, CFT, DBT
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Kettering NN14
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adolescents and adults who would like to understand themselves better and who may need some help with managing their emotions and their day to day lives, improving their relationships, getting relief from symptoms of trauma and improving their self esteem and confidence. I also work with anxiety, phobias and functional pain/conditions. I can offer coaching to individuals to improve performance or to help them work towards making changes in specific areas of their life. I can also offer supervision to other professionals/organisations. I have a special interest in trauma informed care-training and implementation.
I work with adolescents and adults who would like to understand themselves better and who may need some help with managing their emotions and their day to day lives, improving their relationships, getting relief from symptoms of trauma and improving their self esteem and confidence. I also work with anxiety, phobias and functional pain/conditions. I can offer coaching to individuals to improve performance or to help them work towards making changes in specific areas of their life. I can also offer supervision to other professionals/organisations. I have a special interest in trauma informed care-training and implementation.
01536 907086 View 01536 907086
Photo of Becky Truman, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Becky Truman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kettering NN15
Sometimes life can bring us challenges that are difficult to deal with on our own. Life can be overwhelming and asking for help can feel daunting. I offer you a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore what is impacting you. You will be able to explore your thoughts and feelings openly and work towards goals to make life better.
Sometimes life can bring us challenges that are difficult to deal with on our own. Life can be overwhelming and asking for help can feel daunting. I offer you a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore what is impacting you. You will be able to explore your thoughts and feelings openly and work towards goals to make life better.
01536 907141 View 01536 907141
Photo of Omoiyari Therapy, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Omoiyari Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Kettering NN16  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Vicki your guide through the labyrinth of self-discovery and healing. As a neurodivergent therapist, I specialise in supporting individuals navigating the unique challenges of neurodivergence. Whether decoding social cues or managing everyday stress, I bring an understanding heart and tailored strategies to our sessions. Beyond neurodiversity, I work with clients facing diverse struggles. From relationship dynamics to anxiety and bereavement, my approach is rooted in empathy and adaptability. The therapeutic space is a judgement-free zone, where we explore your journey together, fostering growth and resillience.
Hi, I'm Vicki your guide through the labyrinth of self-discovery and healing. As a neurodivergent therapist, I specialise in supporting individuals navigating the unique challenges of neurodivergence. Whether decoding social cues or managing everyday stress, I bring an understanding heart and tailored strategies to our sessions. Beyond neurodiversity, I work with clients facing diverse struggles. From relationship dynamics to anxiety and bereavement, my approach is rooted in empathy and adaptability. The therapeutic space is a judgement-free zone, where we explore your journey together, fostering growth and resillience.
01536 907061 View 01536 907061
Photo of Joanne Mander, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Joanne Mander
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Kettering NN16  (Online Only)
Hello there and welcome…my name is Joanne and I specialise in Couples Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and sexual addiction. All relationships have up’s and downs, this is quite normal and we have to re-adjust when life throws up these challenges. If you are experiencing any of the difficulties below though and are finding it hard to resolve, then it may be time to seek experienced support: Do you no longer feel able to talk to your partner? Do your conversations always seem to turn into an argument? Or maybe you are experiencing loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, pain during sex which are causing you a great deal of distress.
Hello there and welcome…my name is Joanne and I specialise in Couples Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and sexual addiction. All relationships have up’s and downs, this is quite normal and we have to re-adjust when life throws up these challenges. If you are experiencing any of the difficulties below though and are finding it hard to resolve, then it may be time to seek experienced support: Do you no longer feel able to talk to your partner? Do your conversations always seem to turn into an argument? Or maybe you are experiencing loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, pain during sex which are causing you a great deal of distress.
01538 712308 View 01538 712308
Photo of Sharon Dodd, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Sharon Dodd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Kettering NN14
Feeling lost or that you don't quite fit in or, that something is missing and you find yourself searching for something that you can't quite put your finger on? Perhaps you find yourself feeling empty, stuck, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, hurt, sad or overwhelmed? Or you find it hard to make and/or keep relationships, and when you do, find yourself misunderstood, judged, or repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour? Maybe counselling could help.. maybe I could help?
Feeling lost or that you don't quite fit in or, that something is missing and you find yourself searching for something that you can't quite put your finger on? Perhaps you find yourself feeling empty, stuck, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, hurt, sad or overwhelmed? Or you find it hard to make and/or keep relationships, and when you do, find yourself misunderstood, judged, or repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour? Maybe counselling could help.. maybe I could help?
01536 909810 View 01536 909810
Photo of Sean Faulkner, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Sean Faulkner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Kettering NN14
In counselling, I hope to support you to explore your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour so that you develop more self-awareness and become closer to your true self, resulting in a shift from disconnect and anxiety to connection and an increased sense of self-worth. I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor and also a counselling tutor. I have experience of working both with adults on a one-to-one basis and children within schools. As a counsellor, I have helped clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationships. I pride myself on my down-to-earth, honest and empathic approach.
In counselling, I hope to support you to explore your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour so that you develop more self-awareness and become closer to your true self, resulting in a shift from disconnect and anxiety to connection and an increased sense of self-worth. I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor and also a counselling tutor. I have experience of working both with adults on a one-to-one basis and children within schools. As a counsellor, I have helped clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationships. I pride myself on my down-to-earth, honest and empathic approach.
01858 451092 View 01858 451092
Photo of Heather Edith Anderson, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Heather Edith Anderson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Kettering NN14
Life can be quite a challenge at times, and when stress levels reach the point where you feel completely overwhelmed, it usually doesn't only affect your personal life but also your health, your well-being, your performance at work and your quality of life. I offer support and assistance to clients who experience difficulties in handling personal and work related problems, clients who have been exposed to severe stress, or who have trouble coping with change and trauma. Counselling is an effective way to provide you with insights into the way you behave in certain situations.
Life can be quite a challenge at times, and when stress levels reach the point where you feel completely overwhelmed, it usually doesn't only affect your personal life but also your health, your well-being, your performance at work and your quality of life. I offer support and assistance to clients who experience difficulties in handling personal and work related problems, clients who have been exposed to severe stress, or who have trouble coping with change and trauma. Counselling is an effective way to provide you with insights into the way you behave in certain situations.
01536 851076 View 01536 851076
Photo of Cathy Telford, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Cathy Telford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kettering NN15
Making the decision to seek help is a strength, not a sign of weakness, by acknowledging that you have reached the point of needing additional support. The first step is always the most difficult but I can support you as you embark on your journey to strive for change. Finding the right counsellor is really important as you need to feel comfortable enough to share your vulnerability and know that you will be accepted and not judged. I believe that everyone deserves to have a safe, confidential space where they can feel respected and heard. I work with individuals, couples and groups of up to four people over the age of 18.
Making the decision to seek help is a strength, not a sign of weakness, by acknowledging that you have reached the point of needing additional support. The first step is always the most difficult but I can support you as you embark on your journey to strive for change. Finding the right counsellor is really important as you need to feel comfortable enough to share your vulnerability and know that you will be accepted and not judged. I believe that everyone deserves to have a safe, confidential space where they can feel respected and heard. I work with individuals, couples and groups of up to four people over the age of 18.
01536 903953 View 01536 903953
Photo of Leanne Jones, Psychotherapist in Thrapston, England
Leanne Jones
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Kettering NN16
Waitlist for new clients
Struggling to cope and feeling overwhelmed? I am a BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist, who is dedicated to helping you work through whatever brings you here today. I am an integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, having trained in several theoretical approaches. I also have a Pluralistic outlook to therapy, meaning that I consider no two people or their circumstances as the same, and you, as an individual as totally unique. In our work together, I will draw upon my broad skillset and experience for whatever you and your situation need.
Struggling to cope and feeling overwhelmed? I am a BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist, who is dedicated to helping you work through whatever brings you here today. I am an integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, having trained in several theoretical approaches. I also have a Pluralistic outlook to therapy, meaning that I consider no two people or their circumstances as the same, and you, as an individual as totally unique. In our work together, I will draw upon my broad skillset and experience for whatever you and your situation need.
01780 437859 View 01780 437859
Photo of Rachel Coles, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Rachel Coles
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kettering NN14
I imagine if you are reading this, you or someone you know needs help understanding or coping with something that is going on right now. If this is the case I am sorry you or they are finding things difficult. I understand that trying to choose a therapist is also a daunting task. I remember how I felt when seeking therapeutic help. I felt anxious and wondered if I could share things with a complete stranger. Probably the most important thing is that you meet someone you can get on with and build trust. The 15 minuite free call I offer will hopefully provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little.
I imagine if you are reading this, you or someone you know needs help understanding or coping with something that is going on right now. If this is the case I am sorry you or they are finding things difficult. I understand that trying to choose a therapist is also a daunting task. I remember how I felt when seeking therapeutic help. I felt anxious and wondered if I could share things with a complete stranger. Probably the most important thing is that you meet someone you can get on with and build trust. The 15 minuite free call I offer will hopefully provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little.
01933 823245 View 01933 823245
Photo of Judith Henjes, Psychotherapist in Thrapston, England
Judith Henjes
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Desborough NN14
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome. I believe clients do best when they experience respect, compassion and understanding for themselves and their situation. Whether you are facing a difficult experience, suffer with your emotions, or struggle with painful thoughts - I will look at you as a whole person. As an Integrative therapist, I work with you and I can tailor the therapy to your needs. I cannot promise a quick fix, but I am committed to helping you find your way, however long it takes.
Hello and welcome. I believe clients do best when they experience respect, compassion and understanding for themselves and their situation. Whether you are facing a difficult experience, suffer with your emotions, or struggle with painful thoughts - I will look at you as a whole person. As an Integrative therapist, I work with you and I can tailor the therapy to your needs. I cannot promise a quick fix, but I am committed to helping you find your way, however long it takes.
07757 573264 View 07757 573264
Photo of Nathan James Chesney in Thrapston, England
Nathan James Chesney
Verified
Kettering NN14
Hi, I am Nathan, welcome. I have over 20 years experience in the NHS assessing, treating and supporting people with mental ill health, I have studied counselling and psychotherapy and I am in the advanced stages of training as a Transactional Analyst (T.A.) psychotherapist. This form of therapy involves the person taking a close observation of themselves and of how those around us shaped our personality. Many people think that this is unchangeable, transactional analysis helps us to analyse our beliefs about ourselves and others and to look at these beliefs in the here and now, test these beliefs and decontamonate our thinking.
Hi, I am Nathan, welcome. I have over 20 years experience in the NHS assessing, treating and supporting people with mental ill health, I have studied counselling and psychotherapy and I am in the advanced stages of training as a Transactional Analyst (T.A.) psychotherapist. This form of therapy involves the person taking a close observation of themselves and of how those around us shaped our personality. Many people think that this is unchangeable, transactional analysis helps us to analyse our beliefs about ourselves and others and to look at these beliefs in the here and now, test these beliefs and decontamonate our thinking.
01536 907355 View 01536 907355
Photo of Ben Brett Counselling, Counsellor in Thrapston, England
Ben Brett Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Kettering NN16
I am a fully qualified and registered Person Centred Therapeutic Counsellor with experience in working with a broad range of client issues. I work with individuals and couples to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and what changes they want to make. My private practice in Rushden is based in a beautiful garden room that provides a comfortable and private space in which to meet.
I am a fully qualified and registered Person Centred Therapeutic Counsellor with experience in working with a broad range of client issues. I work with individuals and couples to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and what changes they want to make. My private practice in Rushden is based in a beautiful garden room that provides a comfortable and private space in which to meet.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thrapston

< 10

Counsellors in Thrapston who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% School Issues
100% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Thrapston see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thrapston?

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.