Counselling in Wakefield

Photo of Dr James Spiers, Psychologist in Wakefield, England
Dr James Spiers
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Wakefield WF1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a chartered, HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and EMDR Therapist, qualified and trained to assess and treat a broad range of psychological problems across the lifespan. I have extensive clinical experience treating anxiety disorders and depression, and have a specialist interest in trauma, including PTSD and complex PTSD (multiple/chronic adverse events). My background also includes working with both adults and young people diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) and Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD).
I am a chartered, HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and EMDR Therapist, qualified and trained to assess and treat a broad range of psychological problems across the lifespan. I have extensive clinical experience treating anxiety disorders and depression, and have a specialist interest in trauma, including PTSD and complex PTSD (multiple/chronic adverse events). My background also includes working with both adults and young people diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) and Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD).
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Photo of Kirsty White, Psychotherapist in Wakefield, England
Kirsty White
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Wakefield WF5
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and EMDR Therapy to Adults, Children and Young People. I work from a private office in Ossett, Flushdyke near Wakefield. I also provide remote support through zoom or telephone and those local, walk and talk therapy. I provide a completely safe and non judgemental space to ensure you have the opportunity to work through any difficulties you are experiencing. I am an Accredited Registered Member of the BACP and BABCP and I adhere to their Code of Ethics & Practice. I attend regular supervision.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and EMDR Therapy to Adults, Children and Young People. I work from a private office in Ossett, Flushdyke near Wakefield. I also provide remote support through zoom or telephone and those local, walk and talk therapy. I provide a completely safe and non judgemental space to ensure you have the opportunity to work through any difficulties you are experiencing. I am an Accredited Registered Member of the BACP and BABCP and I adhere to their Code of Ethics & Practice. I attend regular supervision.
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Kristian Shallcross
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Wakefield WF1
Hi I’m Kristian a Counsellor based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I offer face to face counselling as well as telephone and online counselling. I aim to provide a relationship where people can explore their thoughts and feelings, helping them make sense of them. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, identity issues, abuse and loss. Sometimes people feel that something just doesn’t feel right. This might be a relationship issue or a behaviour they feel they want to change. I work with the past, present and the future, aiming to work at your pace.
Hi I’m Kristian a Counsellor based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I offer face to face counselling as well as telephone and online counselling. I aim to provide a relationship where people can explore their thoughts and feelings, helping them make sense of them. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, identity issues, abuse and loss. Sometimes people feel that something just doesn’t feel right. This might be a relationship issue or a behaviour they feel they want to change. I work with the past, present and the future, aiming to work at your pace.
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Nadine Naughton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF4
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
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Photo of Kat Hurst Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, Counsellor in Wakefield, England
Kat Hurst Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wakefield WF2
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Kat and I am an anxiety and trauma focused therapist. I support clients who have experienced any kind of anxiety such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem, depression and/or any kind of trauma or abuse, such as physical, sexual, psychological, neglect, etc. I work from a gendered perspective with women and girls and those who identify as female only from the age of 14 and above. I work in an integrative way with clients using a phased approach to recovery. I will offer you the space to talk and be truly heard about matters that are causing you distress.
Hello, my name is Kat and I am an anxiety and trauma focused therapist. I support clients who have experienced any kind of anxiety such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem, depression and/or any kind of trauma or abuse, such as physical, sexual, psychological, neglect, etc. I work from a gendered perspective with women and girls and those who identify as female only from the age of 14 and above. I work in an integrative way with clients using a phased approach to recovery. I will offer you the space to talk and be truly heard about matters that are causing you distress.
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Kelly Burnett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Wakefield WF2
Sometimes life can throw up unexpected challenges and we find that things that wouldn't normally bother us do. You may find yourself stuck, and unable to move forward; to make the change you so badly desire. It may be that you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed or stressed leaving you constantly worrying and struggling to sleep. Perhaps, you are having problems at work or in your relationships, or maybe you have suffered at the hands of others which impacts on your emotions and behaviours now. If any of this resonates with you, counselling can help develop the self-awareness you need and give you the tools to move you forward.
Sometimes life can throw up unexpected challenges and we find that things that wouldn't normally bother us do. You may find yourself stuck, and unable to move forward; to make the change you so badly desire. It may be that you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed or stressed leaving you constantly worrying and struggling to sleep. Perhaps, you are having problems at work or in your relationships, or maybe you have suffered at the hands of others which impacts on your emotions and behaviours now. If any of this resonates with you, counselling can help develop the self-awareness you need and give you the tools to move you forward.
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Magdalena Szczurek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF1
I offer a safe and supportive therapy in confidential settings for Adults, Teenagers and Couples where we can explore any difficulties, distress which you may be experiencing or even dissatisfaction with life. I provide emotional support to those who suffer with all types of mental and domestic health distress (depression, anxiety and stress), relationship issues, trauma, suicide, self-harm as a result have lost their self-confidence and self-worth.I also offer support and guidance for couples who struggle with everyday stress in their lives which could have negative impacts on their relationship, lack of communication and intimacy.
I offer a safe and supportive therapy in confidential settings for Adults, Teenagers and Couples where we can explore any difficulties, distress which you may be experiencing or even dissatisfaction with life. I provide emotional support to those who suffer with all types of mental and domestic health distress (depression, anxiety and stress), relationship issues, trauma, suicide, self-harm as a result have lost their self-confidence and self-worth.I also offer support and guidance for couples who struggle with everyday stress in their lives which could have negative impacts on their relationship, lack of communication and intimacy.
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Joshua Carter
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wakefield WF4
Hi, I'm Joshua, a professional psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I know how daunting it can be to look for a counsellor, or finding who will match your needs and expectations. So I will talk you through how I work and what I can offer you, to hopefully take away any confusion and make your search a little easier. I am located at Nostell Priory in Wakefield.
Hi, I'm Joshua, a professional psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I know how daunting it can be to look for a counsellor, or finding who will match your needs and expectations. So I will talk you through how I work and what I can offer you, to hopefully take away any confusion and make your search a little easier. I am located at Nostell Priory in Wakefield.
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Photo of Lucy Nuthall, Psychotherapist in Wakefield, England
Lucy Nuthall
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wakefield WF2
Welcome to my page. I look forward to helping you establish your goal in therapy and working on how we can reach this together. I will then support you in your journey towards or achieving or maintaining improved mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Welcome to my page. I look forward to helping you establish your goal in therapy and working on how we can reach this together. I will then support you in your journey towards or achieving or maintaining improved mental health and emotional wellbeing.
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Photo of Emily Del-Grande Therapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in Wakefield, England
Emily Del-Grande Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF4
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
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Photo of Paula Dickinson - Alleviate Therapy, Counsellor in Wakefield, England
Paula Dickinson - Alleviate Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF4
I understand therapy can feel really daunting and scary at times, the good news is that you are looking here to make a start . We are not designed to figure out life and all its complexities alone. We can see and experience a lot in our lives and that can have a significant impact on us. It can be exhausting but it doesn't have to be like that. You deserve happiness and emotional freedom and I can help you to achieve that. I am relational and supportive in my style and create a bespoke therapy suited for the individual/couple using several evidence-based interventions to help improve your psychological and emotional well-being.
I understand therapy can feel really daunting and scary at times, the good news is that you are looking here to make a start . We are not designed to figure out life and all its complexities alone. We can see and experience a lot in our lives and that can have a significant impact on us. It can be exhausting but it doesn't have to be like that. You deserve happiness and emotional freedom and I can help you to achieve that. I am relational and supportive in my style and create a bespoke therapy suited for the individual/couple using several evidence-based interventions to help improve your psychological and emotional well-being.
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Jonathan Glynn
Verified
Wakefield WF1
I am a highly qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) working 1:1 in a relational, collaborative manner. CAT looks at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life). I have worked in both the private sector and NHS for 10+ years working with individuals with a range of presentations including anxiety and depression, mental disorders and individuals diagnosed with a personality disorder. I am also experienced using CBT and trained in REWIND therapy, used for treatment of phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I am a highly qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) working 1:1 in a relational, collaborative manner. CAT looks at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life). I have worked in both the private sector and NHS for 10+ years working with individuals with a range of presentations including anxiety and depression, mental disorders and individuals diagnosed with a personality disorder. I am also experienced using CBT and trained in REWIND therapy, used for treatment of phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Northern Lighthouse Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Wakefield WF3
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Charlotte. I am a Registered Psychologist and Accredited EMDR therapist. I have 20 years of experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I am passionate about helping people struggling with distressing emotions which may lead to suicidal & self-injurious thinking and behaviour. I also have significant experience working with people who have experienced trauma (and may have a PTSD diagnosis) and may have been given a personality disorder diagnosis. In addition to using EMDR I am also trained in DBT and schema therapy so tend to use a combined approach tailored to the needs of the individual.
Hi, I’m Charlotte. I am a Registered Psychologist and Accredited EMDR therapist. I have 20 years of experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I am passionate about helping people struggling with distressing emotions which may lead to suicidal & self-injurious thinking and behaviour. I also have significant experience working with people who have experienced trauma (and may have a PTSD diagnosis) and may have been given a personality disorder diagnosis. In addition to using EMDR I am also trained in DBT and schema therapy so tend to use a combined approach tailored to the needs of the individual.
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Debbie Hair
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Wakefield WF1
Hi, I'm Debbie, a Registered Psychologist based across North Leeds and Wakefield. I have 11 years experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I offer a compassionate and caring approach within therapy and believe in order to help someone it is important we have a positive therapeutic relationship. I have worked with people who struggle with intense emotions which may have led them to experience self injurious and/or suicidal thoughts or behaviours. I aim to provide space where people can feel they can discuss issues causing them difficulty and aim to work alongside them to achieve their goals.
Hi, I'm Debbie, a Registered Psychologist based across North Leeds and Wakefield. I have 11 years experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I offer a compassionate and caring approach within therapy and believe in order to help someone it is important we have a positive therapeutic relationship. I have worked with people who struggle with intense emotions which may have led them to experience self injurious and/or suicidal thoughts or behaviours. I aim to provide space where people can feel they can discuss issues causing them difficulty and aim to work alongside them to achieve their goals.
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Photo of Sanctuary Counselling, Counsellor in Wakefield, England
Sanctuary Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF1
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
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Photo of Alyson Wood Bsc (Hons), Counsellor in Wakefield, England
Alyson Wood Bsc (Hons)
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wakefield WF1
Finding the right therapist for counselling in itself can be a journey so thank you for taking the time to look through what I can offer you. I offer face to face sessions from my room in Wakefield and I can also offer telephone counselling. Please feel free to e mail me for any more information or call for an assessment.
Finding the right therapist for counselling in itself can be a journey so thank you for taking the time to look through what I can offer you. I offer face to face sessions from my room in Wakefield and I can also offer telephone counselling. Please feel free to e mail me for any more information or call for an assessment.
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Photo of Dr Kerri Garbutt, Psychologist in Wakefield, England
Dr Kerri Garbutt
Psychologist
Verified
Wakefield WF1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
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Photo of Anna Settle, Psychotherapist in Wakefield, England
Anna Settle
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wakefield WF1  (Online Only)
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today? Do thoughts swirl around and around your head and you are unsure how to move on from them? Do you feel low, confused, anxious, upset - but you just have no idea why? If yes to these, I'm sure I can help you! Life can throw a lot of curved balls at us, and unfortunately it is not always easy to forget and move on. I am here to help you develop confidence around relationships and reflect on experiences to identify the hurdles holding us back.
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today? Do thoughts swirl around and around your head and you are unsure how to move on from them? Do you feel low, confused, anxious, upset - but you just have no idea why? If yes to these, I'm sure I can help you! Life can throw a lot of curved balls at us, and unfortunately it is not always easy to forget and move on. I am here to help you develop confidence around relationships and reflect on experiences to identify the hurdles holding us back.
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Photo of Becky Cooling - Holding Space Counselling, Counsellor in Wakefield, England
Becky Cooling - Holding Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wakefield WF1
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
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Photo of Kevin Westwood, Psychotherapist in Wakefield, England
Kevin Westwood
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF4  (Online Only)
Hi. At times we are challenged in life and we may need help to work through the issues that can affect us. Whatever we are experiencing, it can impact on our whole life greatly. At times admitting we need help can be a long and hard journey. Just getting to this point of looking for a therapist means you’ve addressed so much already and that you wish to take the next step. It's finding the right therapist for you, just like any other relationship is how you connect that enables you to feel safe and be open so you can work through your issues. So take your time to find the right one as that relationship can help you so much.
Hi. At times we are challenged in life and we may need help to work through the issues that can affect us. Whatever we are experiencing, it can impact on our whole life greatly. At times admitting we need help can be a long and hard journey. Just getting to this point of looking for a therapist means you’ve addressed so much already and that you wish to take the next step. It's finding the right therapist for you, just like any other relationship is how you connect that enables you to feel safe and be open so you can work through your issues. So take your time to find the right one as that relationship can help you so much.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wakefield

70+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Wakefield who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
81% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% Aviva
38% Bupa
38% Vitality

How Counsellors in Wakefield see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wakefield?

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.