Counselling in Tongham

Photo of Simon Mahony, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Simon Mahony
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Tongham GU10
Addiction, mental health issues and distress, at some point in life we can all suffer from any of these issues. You are not alone, and you don't have to suffer needlessly. Like many people I've faced my own fair share of these problems and found myself engaging in therapy that changed my life. I believe that everybody can obtain long-term happiness through the self-awareness that therapy offers. We can often tell ourselves that we are different, broken some how, that therapy won't work. However, there is light at the end of every tunnel and together we can take that journey to over-come any issues and create a life of possibilities.
Addiction, mental health issues and distress, at some point in life we can all suffer from any of these issues. You are not alone, and you don't have to suffer needlessly. Like many people I've faced my own fair share of these problems and found myself engaging in therapy that changed my life. I believe that everybody can obtain long-term happiness through the self-awareness that therapy offers. We can often tell ourselves that we are different, broken some how, that therapy won't work. However, there is light at the end of every tunnel and together we can take that journey to over-come any issues and create a life of possibilities.
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Photo of Sarah Holburn, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Sarah Holburn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Tongham GU10
Life can be challenging for many reasons. I aim to provide you with a warm, safe and confidential space to explore what is troubling you. I appreciate that it can be daunting to seek help when things are difficult. I am passionate about the benefits of both short and long-term talking therapy to reduce isolation and uncover choices. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic illness, disability, loneliness, trauma, abuse; sexual and psychological, domestic violence, work related stress, addiction, parenting issues, infertility, loss and bereavement and more - contact me to discuss.
Life can be challenging for many reasons. I aim to provide you with a warm, safe and confidential space to explore what is troubling you. I appreciate that it can be daunting to seek help when things are difficult. I am passionate about the benefits of both short and long-term talking therapy to reduce isolation and uncover choices. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic illness, disability, loneliness, trauma, abuse; sexual and psychological, domestic violence, work related stress, addiction, parenting issues, infertility, loss and bereavement and more - contact me to discuss.
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Photo of Imogen Gabrielle Ellis-Jones, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Imogen Gabrielle Ellis-Jones
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Farnham GU10
Couples Counselling will help you to understand your emotions and discover a new intimacy. I talk to couples every day who are wanting more from their relationships. Some want to renew a long gone passion and others are just fighting to stay together - the answer is often found by looking at new ways to communicate with each other rather than fixing a disagreement. There will be reasons for your behaviour that make sense and I will help you to uncover these throughout our sessions together. You may have an ‘arguing style’ and by looking more deeply, at your inner hurt and anger, we will be able to discover what is really going on.
Couples Counselling will help you to understand your emotions and discover a new intimacy. I talk to couples every day who are wanting more from their relationships. Some want to renew a long gone passion and others are just fighting to stay together - the answer is often found by looking at new ways to communicate with each other rather than fixing a disagreement. There will be reasons for your behaviour that make sense and I will help you to uncover these throughout our sessions together. You may have an ‘arguing style’ and by looking more deeply, at your inner hurt and anger, we will be able to discover what is really going on.
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Photo of Alice Stoddart, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Alice Stoddart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Farnham GU9
I have an interest in how patterns in thinking and behaviour may be linked to the past, recognising that it can be helpful to look at the past to understand our present. I want all clients to feel heard, valued and understood – supporting clients to explore their perspectives and empowering them to experience change.
I have an interest in how patterns in thinking and behaviour may be linked to the past, recognising that it can be helpful to look at the past to understand our present. I want all clients to feel heard, valued and understood – supporting clients to explore their perspectives and empowering them to experience change.
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Photo of Lucille Ellis-Jones, Psychotherapist in Tongham, England
Lucille Ellis-Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Farnham GU10
I am a UKCP registered systemic and family psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to everyone from all backgrounds, of all ages. I aim to provide a safe confidential space where you can talk about anything in your life that may be uncomfortable, confusing or painful without fear of judgement. I have provided emotional and mental health support to individuals, couples & families for several years working within the NHS and educaction. I have my own private practice based in Godalming Surrey, and also work in CAMHS within the NHS. Systemic therapy is especially helpful where there is more than one difficulty having an impact.
I am a UKCP registered systemic and family psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to everyone from all backgrounds, of all ages. I aim to provide a safe confidential space where you can talk about anything in your life that may be uncomfortable, confusing or painful without fear of judgement. I have provided emotional and mental health support to individuals, couples & families for several years working within the NHS and educaction. I have my own private practice based in Godalming Surrey, and also work in CAMHS within the NHS. Systemic therapy is especially helpful where there is more than one difficulty having an impact.
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Photo of Josephine Jacobs, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Josephine Jacobs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Farnham GU10
Would you like to talk about what goes on in your life and in your head? Want to be sure that you will not be judged and that you feel safe whilst exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours? Maybe you are wondering which event or events in your life have most affected how you feel. There could be relationships, past, present, and future which play on your mind. Do you want healthier relationships? Do you wonder if the way you feel gets in the way of you getting what you want out of life or living the life you want? You may have feelings you do not understand or believe you have lost yourself and no longer know how you feel.
Would you like to talk about what goes on in your life and in your head? Want to be sure that you will not be judged and that you feel safe whilst exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours? Maybe you are wondering which event or events in your life have most affected how you feel. There could be relationships, past, present, and future which play on your mind. Do you want healthier relationships? Do you wonder if the way you feel gets in the way of you getting what you want out of life or living the life you want? You may have feelings you do not understand or believe you have lost yourself and no longer know how you feel.
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Photo of Sara Speakes SLS Counselling, Psychotherapist in Tongham, England
Sara Speakes SLS Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Farnham GU9
I believe that strength comes from within, and that we all have the ability to change given the right conditions and motivation. Reflection and a better understanding of ourselves in relation to others, are essential tools in making changes however small or large. Everyone is unique and I work on the principle that "you are the expert on you " but at times of distress or difficulty, you may lose sight of this. This is where counselling can help you to achieve a more positive outlook and a greater understanding.
I believe that strength comes from within, and that we all have the ability to change given the right conditions and motivation. Reflection and a better understanding of ourselves in relation to others, are essential tools in making changes however small or large. Everyone is unique and I work on the principle that "you are the expert on you " but at times of distress or difficulty, you may lose sight of this. This is where counselling can help you to achieve a more positive outlook and a greater understanding.
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Photo of SJG Counselling Services, Counsellor in Tongham, England
SJG Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Farnham GU10
Hi my name is Sammy and I am a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the ACC (Association for Christians in Counselling and Psychotherapy). I understand that life can be challenging and even overwhelming at times, however the fact that you are here shows that you have taken a huge step in taking back control of your life. Finding the right counsellor is essential to your therapeutic journey. Life can be tough, but with the right support, I know that you can overcome your challenges and reach your full potential.
Hi my name is Sammy and I am a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the ACC (Association for Christians in Counselling and Psychotherapy). I understand that life can be challenging and even overwhelming at times, however the fact that you are here shows that you have taken a huge step in taking back control of your life. Finding the right counsellor is essential to your therapeutic journey. Life can be tough, but with the right support, I know that you can overcome your challenges and reach your full potential.
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Photo of Christopher Jarrold, Psychotherapist in Tongham, England
Christopher Jarrold
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Farnham GU10
Hello, my name is Christopher Jarrold. I am a qualified and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) Accredited High-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at www.cjcbt.com. My goal is to provide high-quality research-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy so you can understand your difficulties through the science of CBT. In doing so we can reverse thinking patterns and behaviours that are keeping you stuck, and work together to get you back on track.
Hello, my name is Christopher Jarrold. I am a qualified and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) Accredited High-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at www.cjcbt.com. My goal is to provide high-quality research-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy so you can understand your difficulties through the science of CBT. In doing so we can reverse thinking patterns and behaviours that are keeping you stuck, and work together to get you back on track.
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Photo of The Safe Haven Practice , Psychotherapist in Tongham, England
The Safe Haven Practice
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Farnham GU10
Waitlist for new clients
I am a BABCP accredited CBT psychotherapist, and published psychological researcher with 7 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings including the NHS, charity and private sectors. I treat a wide variety of mental health difficulties and I specialise in working with individuals with difficulties relating to trauma such as PTSD and C-PTSD as well as neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and Autism. In addition to my private practice, I also work for a veterans mental health service as a Senior CBT Therapist and Research Therapist. In this role I treat military veterans with PTSD and C-PTSD.
I am a BABCP accredited CBT psychotherapist, and published psychological researcher with 7 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings including the NHS, charity and private sectors. I treat a wide variety of mental health difficulties and I specialise in working with individuals with difficulties relating to trauma such as PTSD and C-PTSD as well as neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and Autism. In addition to my private practice, I also work for a veterans mental health service as a Senior CBT Therapist and Research Therapist. In this role I treat military veterans with PTSD and C-PTSD.
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Photo of Emily McEwan, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Emily McEwan
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Farnham GU9
Looking for a counsellor can feel daunting. A key part of counselling success is finding someone you feel comfortable with, feel safe, and with whom you can easily relate and connect. I have always loved working with people and prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I have worked in the criminal justice sector. This led me to delivering therapeutic group work, and later to counselling in prison where I worked with clients with traumatic histories. I have worked with anxiety, depression, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, addictions, relationship and attachment challenges, and mental health diagnosis.
Looking for a counsellor can feel daunting. A key part of counselling success is finding someone you feel comfortable with, feel safe, and with whom you can easily relate and connect. I have always loved working with people and prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I have worked in the criminal justice sector. This led me to delivering therapeutic group work, and later to counselling in prison where I worked with clients with traumatic histories. I have worked with anxiety, depression, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, addictions, relationship and attachment challenges, and mental health diagnosis.
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Photo of Christine May, Psychologist in Tongham, England
Christine May
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Farnham GU9
Whether you are seeking help for a long-standing mental health difficulty, support to manage a current crisis or more general personal development, it can be scary to reach out to others. People come to therapy for many different reasons and it is important to find the right therapist, who can help you explore your feelings and develop ways of managing in an honest, collaborative environment. I am warm, caring and compassionate and able to provide an open, non-judgemental space for you to share and explore your difficulties. Together we will work to understand how they have developed and what can be done to improve your wellbeing.
Whether you are seeking help for a long-standing mental health difficulty, support to manage a current crisis or more general personal development, it can be scary to reach out to others. People come to therapy for many different reasons and it is important to find the right therapist, who can help you explore your feelings and develop ways of managing in an honest, collaborative environment. I am warm, caring and compassionate and able to provide an open, non-judgemental space for you to share and explore your difficulties. Together we will work to understand how they have developed and what can be done to improve your wellbeing.
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Photo of Ria Crook, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Ria Crook
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Farnham GU9
Hello, if you have found your way here, you are probably already considering counselling. Finding the right person to trust with the things that matter most to you is the next step. I take that trust seriously and will meet you with kindness, compassion and empathy as you explore those aspects of life that can be difficult or distressing. I provide open ended sessions as you find your way forward. Please do call for a no obligation talk about what you hope to gain from counselling.
Hello, if you have found your way here, you are probably already considering counselling. Finding the right person to trust with the things that matter most to you is the next step. I take that trust seriously and will meet you with kindness, compassion and empathy as you explore those aspects of life that can be difficult or distressing. I provide open ended sessions as you find your way forward. Please do call for a no obligation talk about what you hope to gain from counselling.
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Photo of Andrew Byrne, Psychotherapist in Tongham, England
Andrew Byrne
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Farnham GU9
I'm a qualified and experienced Integrative & Short-term dynamic psychotherapist and supervisor based in Farnborough & Online I work with a range of conditions, my specialist areas are anxiety, depression, attachment, trauma, addictions, anger, bereavement, personality disorders, chronic pain & CFS/ME. I'm offering to face to face appointments in Farnborough. I am also continuing to provide online appointments.
I'm a qualified and experienced Integrative & Short-term dynamic psychotherapist and supervisor based in Farnborough & Online I work with a range of conditions, my specialist areas are anxiety, depression, attachment, trauma, addictions, anger, bereavement, personality disorders, chronic pain & CFS/ME. I'm offering to face to face appointments in Farnborough. I am also continuing to provide online appointments.
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Photo of Madeleine Tebbet, Psychologist in Tongham, England
Madeleine Tebbet
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Farnham GU9
As a Clinical Psychologist I offer treatment for a range of presenting difficulties including anxiety, depression and trauma. I specialise in working with parents, parents-to-be and those trying to conceive. I also have further training and experience in working with conception and pregnancy after loss. I work closely with my clients to build a true understanding of their story and what has brought them to therapy. This enables me to develop individualised treatment plans grounded in the evidence base.
As a Clinical Psychologist I offer treatment for a range of presenting difficulties including anxiety, depression and trauma. I specialise in working with parents, parents-to-be and those trying to conceive. I also have further training and experience in working with conception and pregnancy after loss. I work closely with my clients to build a true understanding of their story and what has brought them to therapy. This enables me to develop individualised treatment plans grounded in the evidence base.
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Photo of Victoria Champion, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Victoria Champion
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Runfold GU10
Why Counselling and Psychotherapy? Talking to somebody about how you feel can be a very rewarding experience. Whatever it is, anxiety, depression, bereavement or grief, work related stress, relationship issues or just a general sense of malaise, we can talk through it all in a safe, empathic and non judgemental space. By forming a therapeutic relationship, based on absolute trust, we will work together at whatever pace you feel most comfortable with. I very much believe that everybody is an individual and the work we do will be unique to your own life events and circumstances. Please note I am currently only working online.
Why Counselling and Psychotherapy? Talking to somebody about how you feel can be a very rewarding experience. Whatever it is, anxiety, depression, bereavement or grief, work related stress, relationship issues or just a general sense of malaise, we can talk through it all in a safe, empathic and non judgemental space. By forming a therapeutic relationship, based on absolute trust, we will work together at whatever pace you feel most comfortable with. I very much believe that everybody is an individual and the work we do will be unique to your own life events and circumstances. Please note I am currently only working online.
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Photo of Andy Edwin Spencer, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Andy Edwin Spencer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Farnham GU10
Life will always present us with challenges and difficult situations. Sometimes these challenges can get on top of us and we stop living and enjoying our lives as fully as we would like. This is where counselling can be of help. Counselling is about offering a supportive relationship in a safe and confidential environment to talk through whatever is concerning them. Counselling is not about giving advice and counsellors can never be experts in other people’s lives. Counselling is about helping people find their unique strengths to work through a particular issue in the best way for them so that they can live a happy life.
Life will always present us with challenges and difficult situations. Sometimes these challenges can get on top of us and we stop living and enjoying our lives as fully as we would like. This is where counselling can be of help. Counselling is about offering a supportive relationship in a safe and confidential environment to talk through whatever is concerning them. Counselling is not about giving advice and counsellors can never be experts in other people’s lives. Counselling is about helping people find their unique strengths to work through a particular issue in the best way for them so that they can live a happy life.
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Photo of John Hugh Patrick O'Connor, Psychologist in Tongham, England
John Hugh Patrick O'Connor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Farnham GU9
Dr John O'Connor is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of Malone Psychology Services. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society. Dr O'Connor identifies and treats psychological problems across the entire spectrum with particular expertise in depression, anxiety and trauma. His Doctoral research explored the diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and was completed at The Institute of Psychotrauma in London.
Dr John O'Connor is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of Malone Psychology Services. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society. Dr O'Connor identifies and treats psychological problems across the entire spectrum with particular expertise in depression, anxiety and trauma. His Doctoral research explored the diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and was completed at The Institute of Psychotrauma in London.
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Photo of The Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy, Counsellor in Tongham, England
The Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Farnham GU9
Our therapists work online across the UK, we also work face to face with children and young people in Farnham (Surrey) & Herne Hill (London), and with adults in Manchester. Hello, we are the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy. The founders BACP accredited therapists Jonny Say and Stuart Ralph founded the centre in 2023 to address the need for more affordable and effective therapy options in the UK. Having both suffered from OCD for long periods of time, they created the clinic to help others sooner. Our therapists cover a range of ages from 6 years old up.
Our therapists work online across the UK, we also work face to face with children and young people in Farnham (Surrey) & Herne Hill (London), and with adults in Manchester. Hello, we are the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy. The founders BACP accredited therapists Jonny Say and Stuart Ralph founded the centre in 2023 to address the need for more affordable and effective therapy options in the UK. Having both suffered from OCD for long periods of time, they created the clinic to help others sooner. Our therapists cover a range of ages from 6 years old up.
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Photo of Susi Felton, Counsellor in Tongham, England
Susi Felton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Farnham GU10
Clients come to me because they feel something is not quite right in their lives. They may be anxious about relationships, work, college or simply feel that they cannot cope with life. They want someone to listen to them in a non judgemental way. Many are stuck with past patterns of behaviours or negative thought patterns which no longer work for them. They may be wondering what therapy entails so I aim to put them at their ease when they first contact me. Clients tell me our sessions are relaxing, practical, sometimes even fun as we work together to make positive changes to their lives.
Clients come to me because they feel something is not quite right in their lives. They may be anxious about relationships, work, college or simply feel that they cannot cope with life. They want someone to listen to them in a non judgemental way. Many are stuck with past patterns of behaviours or negative thought patterns which no longer work for them. They may be wondering what therapy entails so I aim to put them at their ease when they first contact me. Clients tell me our sessions are relaxing, practical, sometimes even fun as we work together to make positive changes to their lives.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tongham

< 10

Counsellors in Tongham who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Domestic Violence

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

How Counsellors in Tongham see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tongham?

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.