Counselling in Upper Hayesden

Photo of Susie Flashman Jarvis, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Susie Flashman Jarvis
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Hayesden TN11
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.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Rob Parkinson, Psychotherapist in Upper Hayesden, England
Rob Parkinson
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN10
My clients like the informal, friendly approach, tailored to their individual needs. My work is informed by the highly effective Human Givens framework, embodying thorough scientific but holistic understandings of how to help people make good changes. I've been a solution-focused psychotherapist/counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist for more than two decades. For the past four decades, I've also been a professional storyteller, chaired the Society for Storytelling in the 'nineties, often tell appropriate stories as part of therapy sessions with both adults and children.. Clients work with me to achieve specific goals.
My clients like the informal, friendly approach, tailored to their individual needs. My work is informed by the highly effective Human Givens framework, embodying thorough scientific but holistic understandings of how to help people make good changes. I've been a solution-focused psychotherapist/counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist for more than two decades. For the past four decades, I've also been a professional storyteller, chaired the Society for Storytelling in the 'nineties, often tell appropriate stories as part of therapy sessions with both adults and children.. Clients work with me to achieve specific goals.
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Photo of Sally Jane Burns-Bonas, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Sally Jane Burns-Bonas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN10
Have you been sad and feeling low for some time? Do you fight the urge to run away from your life? Feel angry, conflicted or tearful? Are you battling with repetitive intrusive thoughts? Feel overwhelmed and like you are struggling to hold it together? Counselling can help you to understand that you are not alone, that what you are feeling isn't wrong, bad or beyond help. You will not always feel like you do and with support and therapeutic input, you can restore balance and enjoy your life fully again. I specialise in counselling post natal depression, anxiety, depression, low self esteem and life challenges. Let me help you.
Have you been sad and feeling low for some time? Do you fight the urge to run away from your life? Feel angry, conflicted or tearful? Are you battling with repetitive intrusive thoughts? Feel overwhelmed and like you are struggling to hold it together? Counselling can help you to understand that you are not alone, that what you are feeling isn't wrong, bad or beyond help. You will not always feel like you do and with support and therapeutic input, you can restore balance and enjoy your life fully again. I specialise in counselling post natal depression, anxiety, depression, low self esteem and life challenges. Let me help you.
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Photo of Beth Lindsay West, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Beth Lindsay West
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN10
I am a qualified CBT therapist. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving. I can help you manage distressing emotions by changing your unhealthy thought patterns and replacing any unhelpful, destructive and self-sabotaging behaviours you may have developed with healthy, helpful practices. My approach is to help you develop a deeper understanding of who you are and why you do the things you do. I will help you develop a sense of self-respect and recognise you are stronger than you think.
I am a qualified CBT therapist. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving. I can help you manage distressing emotions by changing your unhealthy thought patterns and replacing any unhelpful, destructive and self-sabotaging behaviours you may have developed with healthy, helpful practices. My approach is to help you develop a deeper understanding of who you are and why you do the things you do. I will help you develop a sense of self-respect and recognise you are stronger than you think.
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Photo of Dr Laura Taylor-Roberts, Psychologist in Upper Hayesden, England
Dr Laura Taylor-Roberts
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN10
With over 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 over 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.
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Photo of Cesare Saguato, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Cesare Saguato
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN9
Are you experiencing negative thoughts, unpleasant emotions, feeling stressed, anxious, or low? Perhaps you are going through a difficult time in your life and in need of support? Are confused, struggling to find meaning, purpose and direction or find a way through? Having problems with work or relationships? If so, my training in mindfulness, self-compassion, integrative psychotherapeutic counselling and 15 years experience, enables me to weave together an approach that can best help you meet difficulties with more clarity, kindness and resourcefulness, while empowering you to make the choices and changes you are looking to make.
Are you experiencing negative thoughts, unpleasant emotions, feeling stressed, anxious, or low? Perhaps you are going through a difficult time in your life and in need of support? Are confused, struggling to find meaning, purpose and direction or find a way through? Having problems with work or relationships? If so, my training in mindfulness, self-compassion, integrative psychotherapeutic counselling and 15 years experience, enables me to weave together an approach that can best help you meet difficulties with more clarity, kindness and resourcefulness, while empowering you to make the choices and changes you are looking to make.
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Photo of Dr Miriam Inder, Psychologist in Upper Hayesden, England
Dr Miriam Inder
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tonbridge TN10
You shouldn’t have to struggle alone with grief and trauma after problems like infertility, pregnancy loss, a difficult birth, depression or anxiety in early motherhood. Leaving you feeling distressed, lost and overwhelmed by how your parenting journey turned out. This isn't how you imagined this time of your life would be, and it doesn't have to feel like this.
You shouldn’t have to struggle alone with grief and trauma after problems like infertility, pregnancy loss, a difficult birth, depression or anxiety in early motherhood. Leaving you feeling distressed, lost and overwhelmed by how your parenting journey turned out. This isn't how you imagined this time of your life would be, and it doesn't have to feel like this.
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Photo of Dr Jo Douglas, Psychologist in Upper Hayesden, England
Dr Jo Douglas
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN10
I have a wealth of experience in helping people to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing. As a clinical psychologist I value the therapeutic relationship and think that it is vital to find a therapist you 'click' with. My personable, warm and empathetic nature has helped many people to overcome the difficulties holding them back in life. It can be daunting to embark on a therapy journey with someone - I am mindful of this and will help you to feel relaxed and comfortable when using therapy for your personal development.
I have a wealth of experience in helping people to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing. As a clinical psychologist I value the therapeutic relationship and think that it is vital to find a therapist you 'click' with. My personable, warm and empathetic nature has helped many people to overcome the difficulties holding them back in life. It can be daunting to embark on a therapy journey with someone - I am mindful of this and will help you to feel relaxed and comfortable when using therapy for your personal development.
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Photo of Iva Roberts, Psychologist in Upper Hayesden, England
Iva Roberts
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN9  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist providing short and long-term therapy and autism assessments to children and adults in a private practice Kent. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where we can develop an understanding of your difficulties. I draw on a variety of psychological approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural (CBT), and systemic (including narrative and solution-focused). I have 9 years of experience working with a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety and trauma. I have worked with children diagnosed with Autism (including PDA profile) and supported them their families for many years.
I am a clinical psychologist providing short and long-term therapy and autism assessments to children and adults in a private practice Kent. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where we can develop an understanding of your difficulties. I draw on a variety of psychological approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural (CBT), and systemic (including narrative and solution-focused). I have 9 years of experience working with a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety and trauma. I have worked with children diagnosed with Autism (including PDA profile) and supported them their families for many years.
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Photo of Paula Aguiriano, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Paula Aguiriano
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tonbridge TN10
I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor working exclusively with adolescents aged 12 to 25. My approach is rooted in promoting mental health and wellbeing by harnessing creative arts, psychoeducation, and talk therapy. These methods are grounded in a framework informed by neuroscience, attachment theory, and the therapeutic relationship. My integrative approach means that I adapt my methods to each young person's unique personality, concerns, and preferences, drawing from a diverse range of theories.
I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor working exclusively with adolescents aged 12 to 25. My approach is rooted in promoting mental health and wellbeing by harnessing creative arts, psychoeducation, and talk therapy. These methods are grounded in a framework informed by neuroscience, attachment theory, and the therapeutic relationship. My integrative approach means that I adapt my methods to each young person's unique personality, concerns, and preferences, drawing from a diverse range of theories.
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Photo of David Genty Jungian Analyst, Psychotherapist in Upper Hayesden, England
David Genty Jungian Analyst
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tonbridge TN9
A crisis is often a call to personal growth and development, to find a new path through life. The drive of the unconscious part of our nature is towards wholeness. In analysis we listen to the compensatory, complementary and sometimes prospective communication from the unconscious....hearing the voices of the soul balancing the relationship of conscious and unconscious. Individuation is the process of coming into psychic balance. In analysis you can learn to listen and understand your inner voice, gain a deeper sense of self, meaning and purpose in life, to become the person you are meant to be.
A crisis is often a call to personal growth and development, to find a new path through life. The drive of the unconscious part of our nature is towards wholeness. In analysis we listen to the compensatory, complementary and sometimes prospective communication from the unconscious....hearing the voices of the soul balancing the relationship of conscious and unconscious. Individuation is the process of coming into psychic balance. In analysis you can learn to listen and understand your inner voice, gain a deeper sense of self, meaning and purpose in life, to become the person you are meant to be.
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Photo of Josephine Shaw, Psychotherapist in Upper Hayesden, England
Josephine Shaw
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN9
I work with people who are in some way feeling inner distress. Perhaps they've faced something painful or traumatising in the past and the emotional residue of it remains inside. Perhaps they have experienced loss, or are facing grief - for a loved one, for a time, even for themselves (that feeling of who you really are in your own life). They might be struggling with a situation that feels difficult, even overwhelming, (anything from a relationship or a work problem, to an inner understanding of their own sexual or gender identity). They might wake each day to a feeling of anxiety or dread, drained of energy and facing depression.
I work with people who are in some way feeling inner distress. Perhaps they've faced something painful or traumatising in the past and the emotional residue of it remains inside. Perhaps they have experienced loss, or are facing grief - for a loved one, for a time, even for themselves (that feeling of who you really are in your own life). They might be struggling with a situation that feels difficult, even overwhelming, (anything from a relationship or a work problem, to an inner understanding of their own sexual or gender identity). They might wake each day to a feeling of anxiety or dread, drained of energy and facing depression.
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Photo of Ruth Terry, Psychotherapist in Upper Hayesden, England
Ruth Terry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN9
I am an experienced Humanistic Psychotherapist offering support to people during distressing times, and beyond. If you are feeling distressed, anxious or alone, making time to be heard and understood by a safe and trusted counsellor can be supportive and healing. I work from my welcoming & secure office in central Tonbridge, or online. To find out if I am the counsellor you want to work with please email me; hello@thrivebeyondcounselling.co.uk
I am an experienced Humanistic Psychotherapist offering support to people during distressing times, and beyond. If you are feeling distressed, anxious or alone, making time to be heard and understood by a safe and trusted counsellor can be supportive and healing. I work from my welcoming & secure office in central Tonbridge, or online. To find out if I am the counsellor you want to work with please email me; hello@thrivebeyondcounselling.co.uk
01732 928086 View 01732 928086
Photo of Mel Burgess, Psychotherapist in Upper Hayesden, England
Mel Burgess
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN9
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, supervisor and tutor, and offer a range of therapies to suit client’s needs. I work with individuals and couples on a short and long-term basis, online and face to face from my private practice. I am passionate about psychotherapy and believe that it enables people to make meaning out of their problems so that they can take informed decisions about what they want to do to bring about change in their lives. I have undergone extensive and rigorous psychotherapy training, I have a Diploma in Counselling and over 30 years’ experience of working in health, including 20 years of hospice experience.
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, supervisor and tutor, and offer a range of therapies to suit client’s needs. I work with individuals and couples on a short and long-term basis, online and face to face from my private practice. I am passionate about psychotherapy and believe that it enables people to make meaning out of their problems so that they can take informed decisions about what they want to do to bring about change in their lives. I have undergone extensive and rigorous psychotherapy training, I have a Diploma in Counselling and over 30 years’ experience of working in health, including 20 years of hospice experience.
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Photo of Lisa Hounslow, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Lisa Hounslow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN9
As a woman, do you put other people's needs above your own and find it difficult to say no? Maybe it's hard to say how you really feel or to ask for what you need? Do you find being nice all the time and avoiding upsetting anyone could be taking it’s toll, especially when you already feel stressed and overwhelmed by the many roles and relationships in your life? I wonder what life would look like if you felt calmer and more confident in yourself? How would it change your personal relationships and your life in general? What would it feel like to be able to voice what it is you want? It's certainly challenging being a woman today.
As a woman, do you put other people's needs above your own and find it difficult to say no? Maybe it's hard to say how you really feel or to ask for what you need? Do you find being nice all the time and avoiding upsetting anyone could be taking it’s toll, especially when you already feel stressed and overwhelmed by the many roles and relationships in your life? I wonder what life would look like if you felt calmer and more confident in yourself? How would it change your personal relationships and your life in general? What would it feel like to be able to voice what it is you want? It's certainly challenging being a woman today.
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Photo of Lucy Menard, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Lucy Menard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tonbridge TN10
You might be feeling depressed, or low, for a known reason or perhaps for no identifiable reason. Sometimes it is not always possible to speak to your friends or family. You might not want to burden them or might fear judgement. I have helped clients with issues including: bereavement, loss, grief, workplace, sexuality and weight issues. I am a qualified counsellor and can offer you a warm, empathic space to examine and explore your feelings, patterns of behaviour and thoughts.
You might be feeling depressed, or low, for a known reason or perhaps for no identifiable reason. Sometimes it is not always possible to speak to your friends or family. You might not want to burden them or might fear judgement. I have helped clients with issues including: bereavement, loss, grief, workplace, sexuality and weight issues. I am a qualified counsellor and can offer you a warm, empathic space to examine and explore your feelings, patterns of behaviour and thoughts.
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Photo of Dominic Wise, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Dominic Wise
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN11
The reality is that we all encounter things in our lives which cause us suffering and pain. Many of us will reach a point where we feel a sense of impass or something which challenges our sense of who we are, particularly as we develop outside of the families we grew up in. The human brain is able to develop ingenious ways of coping, but our coping mechanisms can end up causing us more distress than they fix. We then end up in a pattern of beliefs and behaviours which negatively affect us and leave us feeling hopeless and stuck. I belive that it's possible for everyone to lead a fulfilling life. We sometimes just need a little help.
The reality is that we all encounter things in our lives which cause us suffering and pain. Many of us will reach a point where we feel a sense of impass or something which challenges our sense of who we are, particularly as we develop outside of the families we grew up in. The human brain is able to develop ingenious ways of coping, but our coping mechanisms can end up causing us more distress than they fix. We then end up in a pattern of beliefs and behaviours which negatively affect us and leave us feeling hopeless and stuck. I belive that it's possible for everyone to lead a fulfilling life. We sometimes just need a little help.
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Photo of Catherine Baverstock, Psychologist in Upper Hayesden, England
Catherine Baverstock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN10
I have 20 years experience of working with children, adolescents and adults. I specialise in helping people recover from past adverse/traumatic experiences. I adopt a holistic, supportive and person-centred approach and I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a mechanism for change. I believe that by creating the right conditions for personal growth that most people can find solutions to their difficulties. As well as therapy I also offer life coaching using a transformational approach. My coaching focuses on working on supporting women to manage transitions, overcome the inner critic and step into their power
I have 20 years experience of working with children, adolescents and adults. I specialise in helping people recover from past adverse/traumatic experiences. I adopt a holistic, supportive and person-centred approach and I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a mechanism for change. I believe that by creating the right conditions for personal growth that most people can find solutions to their difficulties. As well as therapy I also offer life coaching using a transformational approach. My coaching focuses on working on supporting women to manage transitions, overcome the inner critic and step into their power
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Photo of Ayesha Gada, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Ayesha Gada
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN10
Have you been feeling you're stuck in a rut, you have no one you can talk to in confidence without being judged.   You may be struggling with anxiety, loss, questioning your own identity with others, leading to low self-esteem and self-worth, and with no sense of direction.
Have you been feeling you're stuck in a rut, you have no one you can talk to in confidence without being judged.   You may be struggling with anxiety, loss, questioning your own identity with others, leading to low self-esteem and self-worth, and with no sense of direction.
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Photo of Julia Goldfinch, Counsellor in Upper Hayesden, England
Julia Goldfinch
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN10
As an experienced Accredited Counsellor, qualified since 2002, I am able to offer counselling that is tailored to your individual needs. As an Integrative Counsellor I use my knowledge of modalities including Humanistic, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, CBT and my experience to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for people, in order to explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences safely at their own pace.
As an experienced Accredited Counsellor, qualified since 2002, I am able to offer counselling that is tailored to your individual needs. As an Integrative Counsellor I use my knowledge of modalities including Humanistic, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, CBT and my experience to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for people, in order to explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences safely at their own pace.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Upper Hayesden

< 10

Counsellors in Upper Hayesden who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Eating Disorders
100% Life Coaching
100% Bereavement

Average years in practice

25 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Upper Hayesden see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Upper Hayesden?

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.