Counselling in Uxbridge

Photo of Charlotte Haylock, Psychologist in Uxbridge, England
Charlotte Haylock
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Uxbridge UB10  (Online Only)
I am a chartered counselling psychologist with experience of working in the NHS and third sector services. Within my therapeutic practice, I aim to offer a space that is non-judgemental, compassionate and warm, holding in mind that the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in supporting people to make meaningful changes. I take an integrative approach and I am trained in various models of therapy including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am a chartered counselling psychologist with experience of working in the NHS and third sector services. Within my therapeutic practice, I aim to offer a space that is non-judgemental, compassionate and warm, holding in mind that the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in supporting people to make meaningful changes. I take an integrative approach and I am trained in various models of therapy including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
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Judy Nkechukwu (Previously 'harrison')
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Uxbridge UB8  (Online Only)
Hi! You are probably reading this because you are thinking of engaging in therapy and want to find the best fit. I have worked in private practice for 5 years and I am based in Uxbridge. I offer Online Dramatherapy, Counselling, Clinical Supervision and EMDR (Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapy. My approach is to provide an initial 'chemistry session' which is a method of establishing whether my services can help and support you. I have experience working through early year trauma, attachment and relationship issues, bereavement, couples therapy, working with adolescence, female health issues and depression.
Hi! You are probably reading this because you are thinking of engaging in therapy and want to find the best fit. I have worked in private practice for 5 years and I am based in Uxbridge. I offer Online Dramatherapy, Counselling, Clinical Supervision and EMDR (Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapy. My approach is to provide an initial 'chemistry session' which is a method of establishing whether my services can help and support you. I have experience working through early year trauma, attachment and relationship issues, bereavement, couples therapy, working with adolescence, female health issues and depression.
01895 917823 View 01895 917823
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Wellbeing Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Uxbridge UB10
Certain negative life issues may be difficult to accept and prevent you from moving forward in your life. Through therapy I will help you explore and process the thoughts and feelings that are trouble you and prevent you living a happy and fulfilled life that you deserve. I can help with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic abuse. I also offer therapy for couples that are having difficulties within their relationship.
Certain negative life issues may be difficult to accept and prevent you from moving forward in your life. Through therapy I will help you explore and process the thoughts and feelings that are trouble you and prevent you living a happy and fulfilled life that you deserve. I can help with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic abuse. I also offer therapy for couples that are having difficulties within their relationship.
01895 545636 View 01895 545636
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Beanie Aujla
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Uxbridge UB10
Regardless of our pasts or where we find ourselves now - we all have the potential to change, develop and have personal growth. It’s my innate belief that we ourselves know what is best for us after all, sometimes finding our inner voice isn’t that simple though, especially if we feel it’s lost or seemingly far beyond reach. It can be hard to open up and speak to someone about what’s going on, but whatever your reason for making this first step and seeking therapy, with me as your Counsellor I can offer you a safe space free of judgement in which we can explore what issues arise for you.
Regardless of our pasts or where we find ourselves now - we all have the potential to change, develop and have personal growth. It’s my innate belief that we ourselves know what is best for us after all, sometimes finding our inner voice isn’t that simple though, especially if we feel it’s lost or seemingly far beyond reach. It can be hard to open up and speak to someone about what’s going on, but whatever your reason for making this first step and seeking therapy, with me as your Counsellor I can offer you a safe space free of judgement in which we can explore what issues arise for you.
01895 547658 View 01895 547658
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Lydia Nightingale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Uxbridge UB8
Hello, I am a Person-Centred counsellor specialising in relationships, bereavement, abuse and work-related issues. I also work with anxiety, stress and depression. Person-Centred counselling means that I believe that you are in control and hold the keys to unlocking what is troubling you. I consider my role to be similar to that of a guide, who supports you in your unique situation to help you move forward. I have ten years’ experience of supporting diverse people, with a wide range of life challenges.
Hello, I am a Person-Centred counsellor specialising in relationships, bereavement, abuse and work-related issues. I also work with anxiety, stress and depression. Person-Centred counselling means that I believe that you are in control and hold the keys to unlocking what is troubling you. I consider my role to be similar to that of a guide, who supports you in your unique situation to help you move forward. I have ten years’ experience of supporting diverse people, with a wide range of life challenges.
01895 320801 View 01895 320801
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Dr Aris Tarabi
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Uxbridge UB8  (Online Only)
I work in a safe space where my clients can learn to understand their thought processes and why they feel the way that they do. I then use psychological models, my training and experience to tailor strategies for each individual to help that person to work towards his/her goals for personal change, growth and self-development. My work is goal-oriented and is evidence-based. I employ personalised techniques that enable clients to understand what blocks them from reaching their potential, and then help them to achieve the life that they want for themselves. My experience thus enables me to work flexibly/empathically & ethically sound
I work in a safe space where my clients can learn to understand their thought processes and why they feel the way that they do. I then use psychological models, my training and experience to tailor strategies for each individual to help that person to work towards his/her goals for personal change, growth and self-development. My work is goal-oriented and is evidence-based. I employ personalised techniques that enable clients to understand what blocks them from reaching their potential, and then help them to achieve the life that they want for themselves. My experience thus enables me to work flexibly/empathically & ethically sound
01895 542566 View 01895 542566
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Sabrina Khan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Uxbridge UB10
Trauma, abuse, PTSD, C-PTSD, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Relationship issues, Depression, Anxiety, Domestic or Sexual abuse are some of the areas I specialise in. All these issues can impact on your day to day life. I work collaboratively with you during sessions to help focus on how we can use mindfulness and various techniques to manage the here and now while working through and processing your experiences using exposure therapy, inner child work and various techniques I use as an Integrative Therapist. We work at your pace and I help provide a safe space for you to Reflect, Overcome, Strengthen and Empower yourself
Trauma, abuse, PTSD, C-PTSD, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Relationship issues, Depression, Anxiety, Domestic or Sexual abuse are some of the areas I specialise in. All these issues can impact on your day to day life. I work collaboratively with you during sessions to help focus on how we can use mindfulness and various techniques to manage the here and now while working through and processing your experiences using exposure therapy, inner child work and various techniques I use as an Integrative Therapist. We work at your pace and I help provide a safe space for you to Reflect, Overcome, Strengthen and Empower yourself
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Carmel Hillier
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified
Uxbridge UB10
I don't' think I have an ideal client (bar a committed one) as I love working with unique people and using my counselling skills and expertise (never gets boring !). If you are new to counselling and not sure what your issues, goals or needs are ( just a vague sense of ' I need help' ) then I would be happy to help you explore this. If you would prefer to remain anonymous initially, you can email me and then we can progress to either a 15 minute free telephone conversion (or online). I'm also happy to refer you to other therapists that may be better qualified than me, in particular areas. We will explore this together.
I don't' think I have an ideal client (bar a committed one) as I love working with unique people and using my counselling skills and expertise (never gets boring !). If you are new to counselling and not sure what your issues, goals or needs are ( just a vague sense of ' I need help' ) then I would be happy to help you explore this. If you would prefer to remain anonymous initially, you can email me and then we can progress to either a 15 minute free telephone conversion (or online). I'm also happy to refer you to other therapists that may be better qualified than me, in particular areas. We will explore this together.
01895 546499 View 01895 546499
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Help4Parents&Babies
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Uxbridge UB8  (Online Only)
Free 15 min consult. Parent-Infant Psychotherapist & Psychologist: We often hear how wonderful pregnancy and becoming a parent can be, what can be harder to talk about are the fears and uncertainties. These are normal feelings but can feel overwhelming. I support expectant parents, mothers, fathers and carers, individually, as a couple and with your children. I offer help by thinking with you about what you are experiencing and how you manage emotion. We will notice how you interact with and are affected by each other, including your baby. We will place these patterns within the context of your whole life, to bring understanding.
Free 15 min consult. Parent-Infant Psychotherapist & Psychologist: We often hear how wonderful pregnancy and becoming a parent can be, what can be harder to talk about are the fears and uncertainties. These are normal feelings but can feel overwhelming. I support expectant parents, mothers, fathers and carers, individually, as a couple and with your children. I offer help by thinking with you about what you are experiencing and how you manage emotion. We will notice how you interact with and are affected by each other, including your baby. We will place these patterns within the context of your whole life, to bring understanding.
01895 546431 View 01895 546431
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Kai Wong
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Uxbridge UB10
If you are experiencing life's challenges and are considering therapy, then you have already made a significant first step in your journey of healing. Whether you are facing difficulties with your moods, having interpersonal difficulties or feel overwhelmed, therapy may enable you a safe and containing space to reflect and process some of the challenges. Therapy may also enable you to develop insight to how you relate to others and yourself, finding different and healthier ways of relating which can lead to life changes and healing.
If you are experiencing life's challenges and are considering therapy, then you have already made a significant first step in your journey of healing. Whether you are facing difficulties with your moods, having interpersonal difficulties or feel overwhelmed, therapy may enable you a safe and containing space to reflect and process some of the challenges. Therapy may also enable you to develop insight to how you relate to others and yourself, finding different and healthier ways of relating which can lead to life changes and healing.
01895 549930 View 01895 549930
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Sonal Thakrar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Uxbridge UB8
So many of us become trapped by ways of being that no longer serve us. When you work with me, we can explore what is getting in the way of you living the life you want to lead. Therapy can be a safe space where you can be yourself without judgement. You can discover new things about yourself, understand your patterns, and how you cope with difficulties. Having this awareness leads to healing, new meaning, purpose and changes in your life.
So many of us become trapped by ways of being that no longer serve us. When you work with me, we can explore what is getting in the way of you living the life you want to lead. Therapy can be a safe space where you can be yourself without judgement. You can discover new things about yourself, understand your patterns, and how you cope with difficulties. Having this awareness leads to healing, new meaning, purpose and changes in your life.
01895 540198 View 01895 540198
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Rene Charles Bates
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Uxbridge UB10
I am an Integrative Counsellor, Supervisor and Tutor working with Synergie Counselling based in Hillingdon. I believe the most important aspect of any any counselling relationship is for clients to be able to talk about about their thoughts, feelings and goals in a safe, confidential space without judgement. It's also important that clients feel heard, that their therapist is honest and real with them in an empathic and understanding way.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, Supervisor and Tutor working with Synergie Counselling based in Hillingdon. I believe the most important aspect of any any counselling relationship is for clients to be able to talk about about their thoughts, feelings and goals in a safe, confidential space without judgement. It's also important that clients feel heard, that their therapist is honest and real with them in an empathic and understanding way.
01895 546470 View 01895 546470
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Natasha Sharma
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Uxbridge UB8
I offer a thoughtful and valuing presence, combined with expertise and experience to help you overcome reduced confidence, feeling stuck, and trauma. With over 20 years experience in psychology I support people to love and accept themselves, create more loving relationships, align with their purpose, and experience greater inner peace and fulfilment. For clients open to spirituality, I offer an approach that integrates both psychology and spirituality. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, confidential space to help us make sense of your situation, and bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
I offer a thoughtful and valuing presence, combined with expertise and experience to help you overcome reduced confidence, feeling stuck, and trauma. With over 20 years experience in psychology I support people to love and accept themselves, create more loving relationships, align with their purpose, and experience greater inner peace and fulfilment. For clients open to spirituality, I offer an approach that integrates both psychology and spirituality. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, confidential space to help us make sense of your situation, and bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
0118 214 8451 View 0118 214 8451
Photo of Jan McKenzie, Psychotherapist in Uxbridge, England
Jan McKenzie
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Uxbridge UB8
As a psychotherapist, I will work with you to think about what is troubling you with the aim of understanding your situation, thereby enabling you to move to a happier life. I believe that by looking at past events we can make sense of what is happening in the here and now. If you decide to contact me we will have a short conversation either by email or on the phone about your current issues and, if you are agreeable, make an appointment to meet for an introductory session. Further sessions can then be agreed depending on your needs. I am based at a fully accessible location in Uxbridge, five minutes walk from the Tube.
As a psychotherapist, I will work with you to think about what is troubling you with the aim of understanding your situation, thereby enabling you to move to a happier life. I believe that by looking at past events we can make sense of what is happening in the here and now. If you decide to contact me we will have a short conversation either by email or on the phone about your current issues and, if you are agreeable, make an appointment to meet for an introductory session. Further sessions can then be agreed depending on your needs. I am based at a fully accessible location in Uxbridge, five minutes walk from the Tube.
01895 547503 View 01895 547503
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Teresa Arapi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Uxbridge UB10
Hi, I'm Teresa and I am passionate in supporting my clients to work through their issues and lead a fulfilling life they deserve. I practice in an empathic, non judgemental, collaborative way, providing a safe, supportive, confidential space. I aim to create a trusting relationship where we work together to explore and process your feelings, thoughts and behavioural patterns enabling you to gain an understanding and increase your self awareness. If you feel you are at a place and need to talk or need further information please get in touch for a free 20min confidential assessment where we can discuss your needs.
Hi, I'm Teresa and I am passionate in supporting my clients to work through their issues and lead a fulfilling life they deserve. I practice in an empathic, non judgemental, collaborative way, providing a safe, supportive, confidential space. I aim to create a trusting relationship where we work together to explore and process your feelings, thoughts and behavioural patterns enabling you to gain an understanding and increase your self awareness. If you feel you are at a place and need to talk or need further information please get in touch for a free 20min confidential assessment where we can discuss your needs.
020 3912 9704 View 020 3912 9704
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Nomir Ahmed
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Uxbridge UB8
I offer psychological therapy and counselling sessions to clients with a wide range of mental health problems. There is no one-size-fits-all. I believe in creating a safe space for transformational conversations that will help you move forward through the challenges that you are facing. I hold an open mind when asking about what a person requires help with and strive to identify strengths alongside areas they are struggling in. I provide tailored evidence-based psychological interventions which draws from cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment theory and systemic practice to help you find your own ‘fit’.
I offer psychological therapy and counselling sessions to clients with a wide range of mental health problems. There is no one-size-fits-all. I believe in creating a safe space for transformational conversations that will help you move forward through the challenges that you are facing. I hold an open mind when asking about what a person requires help with and strive to identify strengths alongside areas they are struggling in. I provide tailored evidence-based psychological interventions which draws from cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment theory and systemic practice to help you find your own ‘fit’.
020 3870 2497 View 020 3870 2497
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Higher Vibes Corner
Uxbridge UB8
I provide a deeply held safe space. Where all is welcome: your fears, your tears, your darkest thoughts, your deepest pains, your fiery rage, your brightest hopes, your wildest dreams. Bring it all, as I'll work with you on a deep, holistic level: the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I'll go deeper than the symptom, issue or diagnosis, and treat you as a whole. Guiding you to the root causes of your imbalances, on a deep sub-conscious level. I've mastered simple yet powerful tools to help you access, feel and heal what's blocking you from your most truest, heart-singing, soul-fulfilling life.
I provide a deeply held safe space. Where all is welcome: your fears, your tears, your darkest thoughts, your deepest pains, your fiery rage, your brightest hopes, your wildest dreams. Bring it all, as I'll work with you on a deep, holistic level: the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I'll go deeper than the symptom, issue or diagnosis, and treat you as a whole. Guiding you to the root causes of your imbalances, on a deep sub-conscious level. I've mastered simple yet powerful tools to help you access, feel and heal what's blocking you from your most truest, heart-singing, soul-fulfilling life.
01895 545621 View 01895 545621
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Helen Newman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Uxbridge UB8  (Online Only)
I am a qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor and Family/Systemic Practitioner and I have been qualified for over twenty years. I offer a talking therapy and/or creative therapy to children, adults and young people. My approach to counselling is ‘Client-Centred’ having been trained in a number of modalities; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Existential, CBT and as a Family Systemic Practitioner. I believe it is firstly the relationship between counsellor and client(s) which provides the foundation to explore, understand, challenge and change patterns of behaviour which are causing relationship difficulties and personal distress.
I am a qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor and Family/Systemic Practitioner and I have been qualified for over twenty years. I offer a talking therapy and/or creative therapy to children, adults and young people. My approach to counselling is ‘Client-Centred’ having been trained in a number of modalities; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Existential, CBT and as a Family Systemic Practitioner. I believe it is firstly the relationship between counsellor and client(s) which provides the foundation to explore, understand, challenge and change patterns of behaviour which are causing relationship difficulties and personal distress.
01753 390542 View 01753 390542
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Key for Change
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Uxbridge UB8
Are you baffled by your relationship with a narcissist? Are you exhausted by the mind games, gas-lighting and deceit? Have you friends grown bored of hearing you talk about the same issues? Fret not, you're not alone.  There’s no two ways about it, narcissists are very difficult personalities. They’re sly, conniving and incredibly devious. Until you’ve been subjected to their abuse, you just won’t get it. This sad fact often results in their victims being increasingly isolated. Isolation exacerbates the narcissists control and creates a futile ground for further abuse.  Its no wonder the relationship compromises your sanity.
Are you baffled by your relationship with a narcissist? Are you exhausted by the mind games, gas-lighting and deceit? Have you friends grown bored of hearing you talk about the same issues? Fret not, you're not alone.  There’s no two ways about it, narcissists are very difficult personalities. They’re sly, conniving and incredibly devious. Until you’ve been subjected to their abuse, you just won’t get it. This sad fact often results in their victims being increasingly isolated. Isolation exacerbates the narcissists control and creates a futile ground for further abuse.  Its no wonder the relationship compromises your sanity.
020 3856 8714 View 020 3856 8714
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Pamela Adeyeba | Find Your Own Unique Voice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Uxbridge UB10
Do you find yourself not saying or doing what you really want to out of fear for what other people would think? Do you struggle to make decisions, overthink and second guess yourself? Do you struggle to communicate your needs or experience lack of confidence in any area of your life? Do you feel that you have repeat cycles in certain areas of your life and you feel stuck? If so, I can help you work through these. I support you to find your own unique voice, self esteem, overcome long-standing confidence issues and break through those repeat cycles.
Do you find yourself not saying or doing what you really want to out of fear for what other people would think? Do you struggle to make decisions, overthink and second guess yourself? Do you struggle to communicate your needs or experience lack of confidence in any area of your life? Do you feel that you have repeat cycles in certain areas of your life and you feel stuck? If so, I can help you work through these. I support you to find your own unique voice, self esteem, overcome long-standing confidence issues and break through those repeat cycles.
020 4538 8098 View 020 4538 8098

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Uxbridge

40+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Uxbridge who prioritize treating:

88% Relationship Issues
85% Anxiety
80% Depression
78% Self Esteem
73% Bereavement
73% Stress
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
73% AXA PPP
67% WPA

How Counsellors in Uxbridge see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Uxbridge?

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.