Counselling in Tunbridge Wells

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Charlotte Harding
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am a professionally qualified Psychotherapist, accredited with the BACP and with over 20 years of experience in this field. I work from my private studio on a long or short term basis. I aim to provide a comfortable and safe environment to explore feelings and resolve issues; be they processing traumatic experiences, unhelpful patterns in relationships, feeling unfulfilled in your life... or at this stage you may not know exactly what they are. Whatever your reason for choosing to come to therapy, you will be met with warmth and acceptance with the intention of moving forward positively.
Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am a professionally qualified Psychotherapist, accredited with the BACP and with over 20 years of experience in this field. I work from my private studio on a long or short term basis. I aim to provide a comfortable and safe environment to explore feelings and resolve issues; be they processing traumatic experiences, unhelpful patterns in relationships, feeling unfulfilled in your life... or at this stage you may not know exactly what they are. Whatever your reason for choosing to come to therapy, you will be met with warmth and acceptance with the intention of moving forward positively.
07449 171783 View 07449 171783
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Katherine Taylor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
Katherine is a specialised Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Nutritionist. Katherine's private practice offers support for a range of mental health challenges such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. Katherine practices holistically, combining her knowledge of nutrition and evidence-based psychotherapy to offer a unique and highly effective experience for her clients. Katherine is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Katherine is a specialised Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Nutritionist. Katherine's private practice offers support for a range of mental health challenges such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. Katherine practices holistically, combining her knowledge of nutrition and evidence-based psychotherapy to offer a unique and highly effective experience for her clients. Katherine is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
020 3835 3017 View 020 3835 3017
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Dr Russell Woodhead
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a chartered clinical psychologist working with adolescents and young adults. My specialism is in the field of trauma, although I continue to work with young people struggling with a wide range of difficulties. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, EMDR, and others that are recommended by national guidelines for the treatment of common mental health problems. These guidelines are based on what works for many people, not all, and the benefit of being a clinical psychologist is that I can develop an approach specific to the person I'm working with based on evidence, theory and my clinical experience.
I am a chartered clinical psychologist working with adolescents and young adults. My specialism is in the field of trauma, although I continue to work with young people struggling with a wide range of difficulties. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, EMDR, and others that are recommended by national guidelines for the treatment of common mental health problems. These guidelines are based on what works for many people, not all, and the benefit of being a clinical psychologist is that I can develop an approach specific to the person I'm working with based on evidence, theory and my clinical experience.
01892 352745 View 01892 352745
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Dr Laura Taylor-Roberts
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
With 14 years of experience in the NHS, I can offer you a tailored approach to overcome a variety of challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties or relationship issues, I can provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
With 14 years of experience in the NHS, I can offer you a tailored approach to overcome a variety of challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties or relationship issues, I can provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
01892 362280 View 01892 362280
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Elle Jayne Ulliott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN4
I have worked with all kinds of people, for all different reasons. I have found that’s its very rare for people just to want to talk about one particular issue. I will offer you the opportunity for you to be heard, a chance for you to gain a different perspective and a deeper understanding of who you are and the choices you have. I provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore your own thoughts and feelings about the difficulties you may be having.
I have worked with all kinds of people, for all different reasons. I have found that’s its very rare for people just to want to talk about one particular issue. I will offer you the opportunity for you to be heard, a chance for you to gain a different perspective and a deeper understanding of who you are and the choices you have. I provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore your own thoughts and feelings about the difficulties you may be having.
01892 362072 View 01892 362072
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Catherine Nabbs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN3
Are you feeling angry, anxious, overwhelmed or suffering from low mood? Has something recently happened to you that you need to talk about with someone who won’t judge but who can help you make sense of things? Perhaps you’ve had a traumatic or difficult experience that you need to talk over? Maybe you wake up each day feeling unfulfilled and have a sense that there must be more to life than this? It may be that you are experiencing something new, such as parenthood, which is bringing up uncomfortable memories of your past? Whatever the presenting concern, I'm here to help.
Are you feeling angry, anxious, overwhelmed or suffering from low mood? Has something recently happened to you that you need to talk about with someone who won’t judge but who can help you make sense of things? Perhaps you’ve had a traumatic or difficult experience that you need to talk over? Maybe you wake up each day feeling unfulfilled and have a sense that there must be more to life than this? It may be that you are experiencing something new, such as parenthood, which is bringing up uncomfortable memories of your past? Whatever the presenting concern, I'm here to help.
01892 800399 View 01892 800399
Photo of Anya Gkrimpova, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Anya Gkrimpova
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
Together, we will create a warm family environment to welcome your child just the way they are, whatever their and your walk of life or family constituency. In this warm, safe bubble, your child can lead us to where we need to be in terms of understanding, empathising, hearing and feeling. They can shed a light on where they are hurting, and then we can attend and heal. This is in the wider context, that of your cultural and religious background. Cultural sensitivity lies in the heart of all I do, for I too arrive here to the UK. Check out my thesis, 'Navigating Home in Refugeedom and Navigating Refugeedom in Adolescence, Alone'.
Together, we will create a warm family environment to welcome your child just the way they are, whatever their and your walk of life or family constituency. In this warm, safe bubble, your child can lead us to where we need to be in terms of understanding, empathising, hearing and feeling. They can shed a light on where they are hurting, and then we can attend and heal. This is in the wider context, that of your cultural and religious background. Cultural sensitivity lies in the heart of all I do, for I too arrive here to the UK. Check out my thesis, 'Navigating Home in Refugeedom and Navigating Refugeedom in Adolescence, Alone'.
01892 489029 View 01892 489029
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Helena Prentice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN3
Hello, my name is Helena Prentice (Dip.Psych.Couns.MBACP) and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am insured and hold an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate. Prior to running my private practice, Enlightened Minds Therapy, I worked within an NHS setting providing therapy to adults and children. I have worked within a cancer care support centre, helping those bereaved, going through treatment and the terminally ill and I have also provided voluntary support within a substance abuse residential rehabilitation facility,
Hello, my name is Helena Prentice (Dip.Psych.Couns.MBACP) and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am insured and hold an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate. Prior to running my private practice, Enlightened Minds Therapy, I worked within an NHS setting providing therapy to adults and children. I have worked within a cancer care support centre, helping those bereaved, going through treatment and the terminally ill and I have also provided voluntary support within a substance abuse residential rehabilitation facility,
01892 351026 View 01892 351026
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Harley Street Counselling and Training
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
We are a small group of therapists led by Tim Potter. Working from therapy rooms in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street. For over 25 years we have worked to help people with anxiety, addiction, depression, and other areas of specialism such as post-natal depression, bereavement, and OCD. We receive most of our referrals through word of mouth for adults, children and teenagers. You can expect us to look for a therapist who best suits your needs, and if for some reason we cannot, we can recommend trusted others that are not a part of the practice.
We are a small group of therapists led by Tim Potter. Working from therapy rooms in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street. For over 25 years we have worked to help people with anxiety, addiction, depression, and other areas of specialism such as post-natal depression, bereavement, and OCD. We receive most of our referrals through word of mouth for adults, children and teenagers. You can expect us to look for a therapist who best suits your needs, and if for some reason we cannot, we can recommend trusted others that are not a part of the practice.
01732 496760 View 01732 496760
Photo of Susie Flashman Jarvis, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Susie Flashman Jarvis
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tunbridge Wells TN4
My 20 years experience as an accredited counsellor adds a depth to my coaching that ensures that clients know that they are in a safe pair of hands. Clients from all walks of life work with me. Senior executives, both men and women. Lawyers and those in Human Resources. Business owners. Individuals seeking to improve and understand their thoughts and actions, who want to live in a more purposeful way. Those who feel out of kilter with their true selves and do not understand their core values. Life can be complex and having as safe space to make goals and find a new way forward can be life changing.
My 20 years experience as an accredited counsellor adds a depth to my coaching that ensures that clients know that they are in a safe pair of hands. Clients from all walks of life work with me. Senior executives, both men and women. Lawyers and those in Human Resources. Business owners. Individuals seeking to improve and understand their thoughts and actions, who want to live in a more purposeful way. Those who feel out of kilter with their true selves and do not understand their core values. Life can be complex and having as safe space to make goals and find a new way forward can be life changing.
01732 927265 View 01732 927265
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Dr Daren Lee
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
What can I offer as a psychologist? I am sensitive, warm and professional. My training has been extremely thorough and covered a range of therapeutic modalities, which have been employed across a broad range of clinical settings. My approach to practice centres around the shared space that therapy offers and an attempt to understand people in their fullness. We are all more than our psychological distress and with support, we can bring the parts of ourselves that have been left in its shadow into the light. I am a published author and lecture at two London based universities. Feel free to get in touch for an initial conversation.
What can I offer as a psychologist? I am sensitive, warm and professional. My training has been extremely thorough and covered a range of therapeutic modalities, which have been employed across a broad range of clinical settings. My approach to practice centres around the shared space that therapy offers and an attempt to understand people in their fullness. We are all more than our psychological distress and with support, we can bring the parts of ourselves that have been left in its shadow into the light. I am a published author and lecture at two London based universities. Feel free to get in touch for an initial conversation.
01892 362964 View 01892 362964
Photo of Emma Pearson, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Emma Pearson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
We all face different struggles in our lives. You may be feeling low, anxious, angry or lonely and you don’t know why. You may be struggling with a difficult relationship at home or at work. Perhaps your struggle is a response to a change, difficult event or a loss in your life. Your struggle may be something you’ve been engaged in for as long as you can remember. I believe that when we can take the time to explore our experiences and feelings, with someone who can listen with genuine care and curiosity, we can emerge from our struggle to feel better ‘met’ in the world, to be able to engage in our lives more wholeheartedly.
We all face different struggles in our lives. You may be feeling low, anxious, angry or lonely and you don’t know why. You may be struggling with a difficult relationship at home or at work. Perhaps your struggle is a response to a change, difficult event or a loss in your life. Your struggle may be something you’ve been engaged in for as long as you can remember. I believe that when we can take the time to explore our experiences and feelings, with someone who can listen with genuine care and curiosity, we can emerge from our struggle to feel better ‘met’ in the world, to be able to engage in our lives more wholeheartedly.
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Photo of Rosanna Gilderthorp, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Rosanna Gilderthorp
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Are you pregnant or a new parent? Are you struggling with sickness, anxiety, depression or symptoms of trauma after a difficult birth? There are many reasons that pregnancy and birth may not feel like the magical experiences we have been told to expect. If you are finding it hard to enjoy pregnancy or parenthood our team of specialist Clinical Psychologists can help. If you are struggling you may believe there is something "wrong" with you but the truth is all mental health problems happen for a reason. We will help you work out why your difficulties began in the first place so we can offer you the most effective therapy.
Are you pregnant or a new parent? Are you struggling with sickness, anxiety, depression or symptoms of trauma after a difficult birth? There are many reasons that pregnancy and birth may not feel like the magical experiences we have been told to expect. If you are finding it hard to enjoy pregnancy or parenthood our team of specialist Clinical Psychologists can help. If you are struggling you may believe there is something "wrong" with you but the truth is all mental health problems happen for a reason. We will help you work out why your difficulties began in the first place so we can offer you the most effective therapy.
01752 987428 View 01752 987428
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HumanKind Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
Many of us struggle with our thoughts, our feelings, our behaviours, our life predicament at some time in our lives. Not knowing how to overcome our difficulties leaves us feeling alone, vulnerable, anxious, depressed, angry or overwhelmed with a combination of those feelings. Sometimes we are resilient enough to cope and having close friends or loved ones with whom we can share certainly helps us to be robust. Sometimes though it is with those very people that we cannot work through our feelings. This may be why you are visiting these pages and exploring the idea of counselling or psychotherapy to help.
Many of us struggle with our thoughts, our feelings, our behaviours, our life predicament at some time in our lives. Not knowing how to overcome our difficulties leaves us feeling alone, vulnerable, anxious, depressed, angry or overwhelmed with a combination of those feelings. Sometimes we are resilient enough to cope and having close friends or loved ones with whom we can share certainly helps us to be robust. Sometimes though it is with those very people that we cannot work through our feelings. This may be why you are visiting these pages and exploring the idea of counselling or psychotherapy to help.
01892 481664 View 01892 481664
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Fiona Duhig
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Thank you for visiting my page and a warm welcome to my profile! I'm an experienced Psychotherapist and have a passion for helping people - that may be resolving a historic issue that you’ve never spoken about, working through a life change or crisis, overcoming something that is holding you back, or simply talking to someone neutral, perhaps or the first time. I've worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties both in clinical settings and private practice; these have included addiction, anxiety & depression, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD, low self-esteem, cancer recovery & diagnoses, workplace stress and life changes.
Thank you for visiting my page and a warm welcome to my profile! I'm an experienced Psychotherapist and have a passion for helping people - that may be resolving a historic issue that you’ve never spoken about, working through a life change or crisis, overcoming something that is holding you back, or simply talking to someone neutral, perhaps or the first time. I've worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties both in clinical settings and private practice; these have included addiction, anxiety & depression, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD, low self-esteem, cancer recovery & diagnoses, workplace stress and life changes.
01892 351798 View 01892 351798
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Alice Baer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and have experience in working with a variety of issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship problems. I am passionate about supporting autistic and ADHD clients and regularly work with this client group. I can help you to understand and make sense of your feelings and relationships, explore your potential and strengths, and support you to move forward in your life.
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and have experience in working with a variety of issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship problems. I am passionate about supporting autistic and ADHD clients and regularly work with this client group. I can help you to understand and make sense of your feelings and relationships, explore your potential and strengths, and support you to move forward in your life.
01732 440939 View 01732 440939
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Rachael Manku
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
I'm an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space in which you can explore whatever brings you to counselling. It could be that there have been things that have troubled you for some time and which you now feel ready to think about in more depth. Maybe recent events have caused you to feel like you need some help to cope. Or perhaps you just don’t feel right and would like some space to explore why that may be. Talking with a skilled, impartial counsellor can help you find the words to make sense of your experiences and find a way forward.
I'm an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space in which you can explore whatever brings you to counselling. It could be that there have been things that have troubled you for some time and which you now feel ready to think about in more depth. Maybe recent events have caused you to feel like you need some help to cope. Or perhaps you just don’t feel right and would like some space to explore why that may be. Talking with a skilled, impartial counsellor can help you find the words to make sense of your experiences and find a way forward.
01892 352837 View 01892 352837
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Hazel Mouls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
I am an experienced, Humanistic counsellor, practising from a central location in Tunbridge Wells. There may be a number of reasons why you are looking for counselling. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, having relationship issues, trying to process a loss or change or simply be struggling to cope. Whatever the issues you are facing, I provide a warm. supportive and confidential relationship in which you can explore your feelings and current difficulties, look at any unhelpful patterns of thought or behaviour and find better ways to manage the issues that you are facing.
I am an experienced, Humanistic counsellor, practising from a central location in Tunbridge Wells. There may be a number of reasons why you are looking for counselling. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, having relationship issues, trying to process a loss or change or simply be struggling to cope. Whatever the issues you are facing, I provide a warm. supportive and confidential relationship in which you can explore your feelings and current difficulties, look at any unhelpful patterns of thought or behaviour and find better ways to manage the issues that you are facing.
01732 496382 View 01732 496382
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Nicola Farrugia
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1  (Online Only)
I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy and I work with adults and young people age 13+. I specialise in working with people’s relationship with food, which includes supporting those with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and night eating disorder, amongst others. I also work with loved ones of those struggling with an eating disorder. I offer coaching for those who would like to explore their eating patterns or to manage their obesity which involves supporting you to make lifestyle changes as well as promoting healthful behaviours.
I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy and I work with adults and young people age 13+. I specialise in working with people’s relationship with food, which includes supporting those with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and night eating disorder, amongst others. I also work with loved ones of those struggling with an eating disorder. I offer coaching for those who would like to explore their eating patterns or to manage their obesity which involves supporting you to make lifestyle changes as well as promoting healthful behaviours.
01892 481886 View 01892 481886
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Aira Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
0121 803 9271 View 0121 803 9271

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tunbridge Wells

100+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Tunbridge Wells who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Self Esteem
80% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
70% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aviva
57% AXA PPP
56% Vitality

How Counsellors in Tunbridge Wells see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tunbridge Wells?

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.