Counselling in Timperley

Photo of Emma Hutson Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Timperley, England
Emma Hutson Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Timperley WA14
I offer long term online psycho therapy to people suffering from low mood and anxiety, resulting from issues such as bereavement, work / exam elated stress, issues relating to LGBTQ+ and redundancy. I work with clients across the UK, as well as internationally. Additionally, I have a special interest in providing counselling to people living with chronic health conditions, developed after encountering the fears and frustrations of clients relating to various diagnosis including cancer, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, embedded / chronic UTI, menopause, long term health conditions resulting from injury, heart conditions, labyrinthitus.
I offer long term online psycho therapy to people suffering from low mood and anxiety, resulting from issues such as bereavement, work / exam elated stress, issues relating to LGBTQ+ and redundancy. I work with clients across the UK, as well as internationally. Additionally, I have a special interest in providing counselling to people living with chronic health conditions, developed after encountering the fears and frustrations of clients relating to various diagnosis including cancer, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, embedded / chronic UTI, menopause, long term health conditions resulting from injury, heart conditions, labyrinthitus.
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Beyond Barriers Therapy Services
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Timperley WA14
If you have been struggling with anxiety, self-criticism, shame, low mood, difficult emotions & relationships, it may be the right time to find a trusted therapist; someone to help you understand & grow from the effects of adversity, stress & trauma. Our wellbeing can be affected by many things - work stress, early adversity, significant trauma or relationships, and we do our best to find helpful coping strategies. When our ways of coping don't work so well, we can feel stuck and isolated - psychological therapy can help us move beyond those barriers. I focus on you as an individual, without using labels or diagnoses.
If you have been struggling with anxiety, self-criticism, shame, low mood, difficult emotions & relationships, it may be the right time to find a trusted therapist; someone to help you understand & grow from the effects of adversity, stress & trauma. Our wellbeing can be affected by many things - work stress, early adversity, significant trauma or relationships, and we do our best to find helpful coping strategies. When our ways of coping don't work so well, we can feel stuck and isolated - psychological therapy can help us move beyond those barriers. I focus on you as an individual, without using labels or diagnoses.
07723 490322 View 07723 490322
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Rachel Newell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Timperley WA14
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Rachel and I am here to listen, my question for you is, do you feel heard? Being genuinely heard by someone, who is non-judgemental and empathic, can be an extremely powerful experience. You may be struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad or angry, or maybe something else entirely but the important thing is that you don’t have to manage it alone.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Rachel and I am here to listen, my question for you is, do you feel heard? Being genuinely heard by someone, who is non-judgemental and empathic, can be an extremely powerful experience. You may be struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad or angry, or maybe something else entirely but the important thing is that you don’t have to manage it alone.
0161 524 2485 View 0161 524 2485
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Victoria Abadi
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Timperley WA14  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first step towards dealing with yours or a loved ones addiction. If you have struggled with any form of addiction or been affected by a loved ones addiction then I imagine you have tried and tried again to get a handle on this problem. If you are reading this then I suspect it hasn’t worked on your own and you are looking for some tools to help you finally achieve the outcomes you are aiming for. Addiction is difficult to treat without professional guidance. I have worked as a qualified therapist working with addiction for over 20 years and know how to help once help is asked for. Reach out ask for help
Congratulations on taking the first step towards dealing with yours or a loved ones addiction. If you have struggled with any form of addiction or been affected by a loved ones addiction then I imagine you have tried and tried again to get a handle on this problem. If you are reading this then I suspect it hasn’t worked on your own and you are looking for some tools to help you finally achieve the outcomes you are aiming for. Addiction is difficult to treat without professional guidance. I have worked as a qualified therapist working with addiction for over 20 years and know how to help once help is asked for. Reach out ask for help
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Joanne Melen, Psychotherapist in Timperley, England
Joanne Melen
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Sale M33
Do you find yourself excessively worrying or constantly fearing the worst? Counselling can help calm your fears while boosting your self-confidence, enabling you to express yourself openly and make even the most crucial decisions without hesitation or stress. Our work together will focus on identifying and addressing the root causes of your anxieties, providing you with sustainable tools for long-term change. Having personally faced stress and anxiety, I bring unique insights to my role as a qualified and experienced psychotherapist. I am deeply committed to guiding and supporting you on your journey.
Do you find yourself excessively worrying or constantly fearing the worst? Counselling can help calm your fears while boosting your self-confidence, enabling you to express yourself openly and make even the most crucial decisions without hesitation or stress. Our work together will focus on identifying and addressing the root causes of your anxieties, providing you with sustainable tools for long-term change. Having personally faced stress and anxiety, I bring unique insights to my role as a qualified and experienced psychotherapist. I am deeply committed to guiding and supporting you on your journey.
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Eliot Keirl
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Altrincham WA15
Originally from Manchester, I now live in Glasgow. I started my counselling training in London on Goldsmith University’s Graduate Certificate in Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling, before completing the University of Strathclyde’s MSc, Counselling & Psychotherapy. At Strathclyde I trained in Person-Centred Therapy and this forms the basis of my practice. I have experience working with a wide variety of people, I’m particularly familiar with autism and neurodiversity, and I work with all kinds of issues including depression and anxiety, as well as those vague feelings of just not being what you ought to be.
Originally from Manchester, I now live in Glasgow. I started my counselling training in London on Goldsmith University’s Graduate Certificate in Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling, before completing the University of Strathclyde’s MSc, Counselling & Psychotherapy. At Strathclyde I trained in Person-Centred Therapy and this forms the basis of my practice. I have experience working with a wide variety of people, I’m particularly familiar with autism and neurodiversity, and I work with all kinds of issues including depression and anxiety, as well as those vague feelings of just not being what you ought to be.
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Photo of Caroline Reed, Psychotherapist in Timperley, England
Caroline Reed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Sale M33
When we are struggling and in pain, the need to be heard, understood, to be appreciated and valued is crucial to our healing. I have over 25 years experience working with families, couples, individuals and groups with mental health concerns and/or addictions. I work collaboratively alongside you, providing guidance on your journey towards healing. You know your strengths, areas for personal growth and your feelings. I know how the mind works, about how to push through barriers that hold you back, about recovery and healing. Together we will embark on a journey that is beneficial to you.
When we are struggling and in pain, the need to be heard, understood, to be appreciated and valued is crucial to our healing. I have over 25 years experience working with families, couples, individuals and groups with mental health concerns and/or addictions. I work collaboratively alongside you, providing guidance on your journey towards healing. You know your strengths, areas for personal growth and your feelings. I know how the mind works, about how to push through barriers that hold you back, about recovery and healing. Together we will embark on a journey that is beneficial to you.
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Photo of Dr Lucy Helena Doherty, Psychologist in Timperley, England
Dr Lucy Helena Doherty
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Altrincham WA15
As a registered health psychologist who’s experienced first-hand what it feels like to be stressed, anxious and burnt out, I’m here to help. I’m friendly and open-minded with an optimistic outlook and a holistic approach. I’m passionate about what I do and am fascinated by the mind-body connection; it really is a magical system and as humans, we need to understand and appreciate it better. No one teaches us how to understand the mind – it certainly doesn’t come with a ready-made manual – but I love knowing that my work makes a huge difference to others.
As a registered health psychologist who’s experienced first-hand what it feels like to be stressed, anxious and burnt out, I’m here to help. I’m friendly and open-minded with an optimistic outlook and a holistic approach. I’m passionate about what I do and am fascinated by the mind-body connection; it really is a magical system and as humans, we need to understand and appreciate it better. No one teaches us how to understand the mind – it certainly doesn’t come with a ready-made manual – but I love knowing that my work makes a huge difference to others.
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Photo of Laura Nash, Counsellor in Timperley, England
Laura Nash
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Altrincham WA14  (Online Only)
Welcome! I hope that my words here help you to feel seen and leave you feeling hopeful of a better tomorrow.​ I am passionate about normalising seeking support when we need to. It is a gift to yourself and your future generations. It's important to know that we all experience times in our life that are overwhelming, challenging and sometimes paralysing. I firmly believe that you do not need to have experienced something catastrophic to justify why you might be finding things difficult. I will help you to discover a new way of moving forward which feels positive, and is aligned with who you are and what you want for your life.​
Welcome! I hope that my words here help you to feel seen and leave you feeling hopeful of a better tomorrow.​ I am passionate about normalising seeking support when we need to. It is a gift to yourself and your future generations. It's important to know that we all experience times in our life that are overwhelming, challenging and sometimes paralysing. I firmly believe that you do not need to have experienced something catastrophic to justify why you might be finding things difficult. I will help you to discover a new way of moving forward which feels positive, and is aligned with who you are and what you want for your life.​
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Dr Lee Martin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Hale WA15
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a wide-range of emotional difficulties. I understand that reaching out for help may feel difficult and I offer a free initial consultation where we can introduce ourselves, understand the problem and discuss options for moving forward. I have extensive experience specialising in areas such as relationships, trauma/PTSD, addictions, loss, and adjustment.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a wide-range of emotional difficulties. I understand that reaching out for help may feel difficult and I offer a free initial consultation where we can introduce ourselves, understand the problem and discuss options for moving forward. I have extensive experience specialising in areas such as relationships, trauma/PTSD, addictions, loss, and adjustment.
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Photo of Champion's Mindset Sport Psychology Support in Timperley, England
Champion's Mindset Sport Psychology Support
MSc
Verified
Sale M33
I am a professional in sport psychology and the Director of Champion’s Mindset, located in Stockport, Greater Manchester. I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from The Open University and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Staffordshire University. Additionally, I underwent three years of supervised practice via BASES to become an Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology). In July 2024, I will begin the process of becoming HCPC registered. Alongside my expertise in sport psychology, I am also a qualified Level 3 personal trainer and have worked with athletes ranging from all sports to elite levels.
I am a professional in sport psychology and the Director of Champion’s Mindset, located in Stockport, Greater Manchester. I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from The Open University and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Staffordshire University. Additionally, I underwent three years of supervised practice via BASES to become an Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology). In July 2024, I will begin the process of becoming HCPC registered. Alongside my expertise in sport psychology, I am also a qualified Level 3 personal trainer and have worked with athletes ranging from all sports to elite levels.
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Dr Helen Hart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Altrincham WA14
Have you ever felt stuck with your family or work roles? Do the people who are meant to love you unconditionally, frequently hold you back? Do you find yourself constantly feeling the need to apologise for things, then wondering what you have done wrong? Maybe you have felt blamed for things in life and want to explore things further. Or you may feel held back by guilt and regret. I can work with you to explore this through a safe and steady process which looks at patterns across your life and within relationships. This will help you to break free from the restraints of negative approval you may have felt for many years.
Have you ever felt stuck with your family or work roles? Do the people who are meant to love you unconditionally, frequently hold you back? Do you find yourself constantly feeling the need to apologise for things, then wondering what you have done wrong? Maybe you have felt blamed for things in life and want to explore things further. Or you may feel held back by guilt and regret. I can work with you to explore this through a safe and steady process which looks at patterns across your life and within relationships. This will help you to break free from the restraints of negative approval you may have felt for many years.
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Photo of Elizabeth Mosses, Psychotherapist in Timperley, England
Elizabeth Mosses
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Altrincham WA14
Life is tough for everyone at the moment especially in the aftermath of the pandemic. Everything seems so stressful and difficult and you wonder why you don't seem to cope when everyone else does. You can't make sense of what is happening either with you or your relationship. You may be anxious or fearful for the future and really fed up feeling the way you do and never getting beyond it? Would you like help to understand why you feel this way, to take back control of your thoughts and feelings and your relationships? At the end of therapy you want to feel stronger and more empowered to get on with your life.
Life is tough for everyone at the moment especially in the aftermath of the pandemic. Everything seems so stressful and difficult and you wonder why you don't seem to cope when everyone else does. You can't make sense of what is happening either with you or your relationship. You may be anxious or fearful for the future and really fed up feeling the way you do and never getting beyond it? Would you like help to understand why you feel this way, to take back control of your thoughts and feelings and your relationships? At the end of therapy you want to feel stronger and more empowered to get on with your life.
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South Manchester Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Sale M33
I am an experienced HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years post-qualification experience. Based in Didsbury, South Manchester, I offer psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults. I have seen the transformative power of psychological therapy personally and in the hundreds of clients I have worked with over the years so I am passionate about my work. I understand the importance of providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgemental space for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and yoga.
I am an experienced HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years post-qualification experience. Based in Didsbury, South Manchester, I offer psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults. I have seen the transformative power of psychological therapy personally and in the hundreds of clients I have worked with over the years so I am passionate about my work. I understand the importance of providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgemental space for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and yoga.
0161 524 1707 View 0161 524 1707
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Mobeen Akhtar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
10 Endorsed
Wythenshawe M23
‘There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.’ - Rumi Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Mobeen Akhtar, I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). If you are experiencing distress or troubles that you feel you cannot share with anyone, counselling is the right place for you. Counselling is described in different ways and in many words. What we find is that counselling is an individual experience.
‘There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.’ - Rumi Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Mobeen Akhtar, I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). If you are experiencing distress or troubles that you feel you cannot share with anyone, counselling is the right place for you. Counselling is described in different ways and in many words. What we find is that counselling is an individual experience.
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Photo of Clare Tighe, Psychotherapist in Timperley, England
Clare Tighe
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Hale WA15
I'm an experienced Psychotherapist qualified to Level 7 (Masters degree) and a BACP registered Couples Psychotherapist Counsellor. I have a Masters in counselling, relationship therapy. I work with a variety of problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, ADHD, Transgendered issues, Affairs and Couples Counselling, Anger management, Grief, Suicide and Self Harm. I also work with relationship issues such as communication problems, conflict, affairs, divorce and separation, post natal depression, loss of intimacy, trauma and I work with same sex relationships.
I'm an experienced Psychotherapist qualified to Level 7 (Masters degree) and a BACP registered Couples Psychotherapist Counsellor. I have a Masters in counselling, relationship therapy. I work with a variety of problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, ADHD, Transgendered issues, Affairs and Couples Counselling, Anger management, Grief, Suicide and Self Harm. I also work with relationship issues such as communication problems, conflict, affairs, divorce and separation, post natal depression, loss of intimacy, trauma and I work with same sex relationships.
01925 598064 View 01925 598064
Photo of Dr Measha Nickson, Psychologist in Timperley, England
Dr Measha Nickson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Altrincham WA15
Do you feel like you are working too much and not having enough time for you? Is this contributing to you feeling stressed, burnt out, worried, low in mood or affecting your sleep? Do you prioritise others needs above your own, perhaps resulting in you neglecting your physical and/or mental health? Perhaps you have noticed you are feeling disconnected from people close to you or loved ones have commented on this, possibly resulting in feelings of isolation or loneliness. If any of the above connects with you and you’re looking for support, I can help.
Do you feel like you are working too much and not having enough time for you? Is this contributing to you feeling stressed, burnt out, worried, low in mood or affecting your sleep? Do you prioritise others needs above your own, perhaps resulting in you neglecting your physical and/or mental health? Perhaps you have noticed you are feeling disconnected from people close to you or loved ones have commented on this, possibly resulting in feelings of isolation or loneliness. If any of the above connects with you and you’re looking for support, I can help.
0161 524 9384 View 0161 524 9384
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Helen Peters
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hale WA15  (Online Only)
I offer EMDR (including Attachment Informed EMDR) and CBT for adults online. I specialise in working with trauma and a range of anxiety issues including phobias, panic and OCD. Online therapy is more accessible than in person and is equally effective. If you would like to find out how online EMDR or CBT could work for you please do get in touch via the link and I can provide more information via email or have a chat on the phone.
I offer EMDR (including Attachment Informed EMDR) and CBT for adults online. I specialise in working with trauma and a range of anxiety issues including phobias, panic and OCD. Online therapy is more accessible than in person and is equally effective. If you would like to find out how online EMDR or CBT could work for you please do get in touch via the link and I can provide more information via email or have a chat on the phone.
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Photo of Dr Ishba Rehman, Psychologist in Timperley, England
Dr Ishba Rehman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Altrincham WA14  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with low mood and anxiety? Do you have difficulties with your self-esteem, body image your relationship with food? Have you experienced a traumatic life event? Struggling in your relationships at home and at work? Or are you experiencing an overall lack of happiness and fulfilment in your life which makes you less hopeful for the future? Then you are not alone. Many of us experience these difficulties, at various points in our lives. The good thing is, you are here now, wanting to seek help. To get started, you can request an initial appointment with Dr Ishba Rehman (free of cost) to discuss your needs and goals.
Are you struggling with low mood and anxiety? Do you have difficulties with your self-esteem, body image your relationship with food? Have you experienced a traumatic life event? Struggling in your relationships at home and at work? Or are you experiencing an overall lack of happiness and fulfilment in your life which makes you less hopeful for the future? Then you are not alone. Many of us experience these difficulties, at various points in our lives. The good thing is, you are here now, wanting to seek help. To get started, you can request an initial appointment with Dr Ishba Rehman (free of cost) to discuss your needs and goals.
0161 524 0193 View 0161 524 0193
Photo of Dr Oliver Twizell, Psychologist in Timperley, England
Dr Oliver Twizell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Altrincham WA14
As a registered counselling psychologist with the HCPC as well as a chartered member of the BPS, I’m here to help. I have an open and honest style and take an optimistic approach to tailor our work to your specific requirements. I’m experienced in getting into the weeds of people’s problems and working to untangle these struggles. I’m professionally trained to work across the main psychological approaches of therapy and I always start by understanding where we can create a bespoke approach that is going to specifically benefit you.
As a registered counselling psychologist with the HCPC as well as a chartered member of the BPS, I’m here to help. I have an open and honest style and take an optimistic approach to tailor our work to your specific requirements. I’m experienced in getting into the weeds of people’s problems and working to untangle these struggles. I’m professionally trained to work across the main psychological approaches of therapy and I always start by understanding where we can create a bespoke approach that is going to specifically benefit you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Timperley

< 10

Counsellors in Timperley who prioritize treating:

75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress
50% Relationship Issues
50% Bereavement
50% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Timperley see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Timperley?

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.