Counselling in Wallingford

Photo of Sara Whammond Cbt Emdr Dbt Schema, Psychotherapist in Wallingford, England
Sara Whammond Cbt Emdr Dbt Schema
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Wallingford OX10
CBT, EMDR, DBT, Schema Therapy You may be feeling low in mood or struggling with motivation and energy. Perhaps you are a worrier and this is causing you distress. Are you having trouble with social situations and this is interfering with your life? Perhaps you are experiencing panic attacks. Maybe you are obsessing over things or are checking things until they feel 'right' and this is causing you anxiety. Are you worrying about your health, do you think you have a serious illness despite medical evidence to the contrary? Have you suffered from abuse as a child or another traumatic event?
CBT, EMDR, DBT, Schema Therapy You may be feeling low in mood or struggling with motivation and energy. Perhaps you are a worrier and this is causing you distress. Are you having trouble with social situations and this is interfering with your life? Perhaps you are experiencing panic attacks. Maybe you are obsessing over things or are checking things until they feel 'right' and this is causing you anxiety. Are you worrying about your health, do you think you have a serious illness despite medical evidence to the contrary? Have you suffered from abuse as a child or another traumatic event?
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Photo of Zanna St Quinton, Psychotherapist in Wallingford, England
Zanna St Quinton
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Wallingford OX10
I specialise in supporting parents through the various challenges that being a parent brings. Perhaps you’re a new parent and are struggling to adjust to your ‘new normal’. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm or a feeling of being ‘stuck’. Maybe you are experiencing disproportionate levels of anger which you recognise are having a negative impact on you and your family. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship. Is a traumatic birth experience still affecting you? If so, I can help. I specialise in practical & positive, brief therapy.
I specialise in supporting parents through the various challenges that being a parent brings. Perhaps you’re a new parent and are struggling to adjust to your ‘new normal’. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm or a feeling of being ‘stuck’. Maybe you are experiencing disproportionate levels of anger which you recognise are having a negative impact on you and your family. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship. Is a traumatic birth experience still affecting you? If so, I can help. I specialise in practical & positive, brief therapy.
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Photo of Tracy Avis & Associates, Psychotherapist in Wallingford, England
Tracy Avis & Associates
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Wallingford OX10
Hello and thanks for considering working with my practice. I'm an experienced Cognitive Psychotherapist working in independent practice in lovely offices in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. I also have 3 Associates who I work closely with. I have over 10 years of experience working as a clinician in the NHS and have built my private practice over the last 8 years. Prior to this I worked as an academic psychologist in research. I work with clients from 18 upwards to help manage and overcome mental health issues as well as with people whose problems, difficulties, or conundrums are interfering with achieving a totally fulfilling life.
Hello and thanks for considering working with my practice. I'm an experienced Cognitive Psychotherapist working in independent practice in lovely offices in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. I also have 3 Associates who I work closely with. I have over 10 years of experience working as a clinician in the NHS and have built my private practice over the last 8 years. Prior to this I worked as an academic psychologist in research. I work with clients from 18 upwards to help manage and overcome mental health issues as well as with people whose problems, difficulties, or conundrums are interfering with achieving a totally fulfilling life.
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Photo of Rachel Allan, Counsellor in Wallingford, England
Rachel Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wallingford OX10
Welcome, my name is Rachel and I am a professional qualified Integrative Transpersonal Therapist based in Oxfordshire. I understand that deciding to start therapy and looking for the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is one of the most fundamental parts of effective therapy. I take great care in listening to your story so that you feel safe to express your inner world, so that we may work together to find change and growth. I am a down to earth, warm and authentic therapist.
Welcome, my name is Rachel and I am a professional qualified Integrative Transpersonal Therapist based in Oxfordshire. I understand that deciding to start therapy and looking for the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is one of the most fundamental parts of effective therapy. I take great care in listening to your story so that you feel safe to express your inner world, so that we may work together to find change and growth. I am a down to earth, warm and authentic therapist.
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Photo of Natilie Cocker, Counsellor in Wallingford, England
Natilie Cocker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wallingford OX10
My passion is to help children of all ages who may feel anxious; emotionally dysregulated; and mentally and physically exhausted feel at ease again in their bodies, their mind, their surroundings and their relationships. Alongside this, I support worried parents by empowering them to change the dynamics of their family in order to redress the balance and bring about harmony once again. It is crucial as a practitioner to view your family construct individually, to form a relationship with your family members and to create a bespoke package of treatment that you all feel comfortable with.
My passion is to help children of all ages who may feel anxious; emotionally dysregulated; and mentally and physically exhausted feel at ease again in their bodies, their mind, their surroundings and their relationships. Alongside this, I support worried parents by empowering them to change the dynamics of their family in order to redress the balance and bring about harmony once again. It is crucial as a practitioner to view your family construct individually, to form a relationship with your family members and to create a bespoke package of treatment that you all feel comfortable with.
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Photo of Dr Shay MB.BS, BSc, MRCGP, FDSc, CSAT3, NCPS Accr in Wallingford, England
Dr Shay MB.BS, BSc, MRCGP, FDSc, CSAT3, NCPS Accr
MBBS
Verified
Wallingford OX10
Substance Abuse, Trauma and Addiction Counsellor. 20 years in recovery. We talk and....getting "better than well".... is the goal. Just imagine! Better than the supposedly "well". Addiction is everywhere both Substance and Process, and afflicts millions. I deal with many types of addiction. Universally it presents with a kaleidoscope of personal and family suffering. It does not have to continue.
Substance Abuse, Trauma and Addiction Counsellor. 20 years in recovery. We talk and....getting "better than well".... is the goal. Just imagine! Better than the supposedly "well". Addiction is everywhere both Substance and Process, and afflicts millions. I deal with many types of addiction. Universally it presents with a kaleidoscope of personal and family suffering. It does not have to continue.
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Photo of Marie George, Psychotherapist in Wallingford, England
Marie George
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wallingford OX10
If you are feeling overwhelmed by current issues or past traumatic experiences, making you feel stuck, lost or vulnerable in life & you want something to change, I can offer you support. Together, we will aim to ease the mental & physical discomfort of emotions, such as anxiety, sadness, fear or anger & work towards achieving a more balanced life. I am an experienced, integrative therapist & use various therapeutic approaches to draw on a variety of skills & techniques to suit you. My perspective is holistic, embracing mind, body & spirit, working with your thoughts as well as how you experience difficult emotions in your body.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by current issues or past traumatic experiences, making you feel stuck, lost or vulnerable in life & you want something to change, I can offer you support. Together, we will aim to ease the mental & physical discomfort of emotions, such as anxiety, sadness, fear or anger & work towards achieving a more balanced life. I am an experienced, integrative therapist & use various therapeutic approaches to draw on a variety of skills & techniques to suit you. My perspective is holistic, embracing mind, body & spirit, working with your thoughts as well as how you experience difficult emotions in your body.
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Photo of Anne Catherine Hamlyn, Counsellor in Wallingford, England
Anne Catherine Hamlyn
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Wallingford OX10
Are you looking for change and growth in yourself and in your relationships? Are the experiences and patterns of the past keeping you stuck? I aim to create a safe space where you can connect more fully to your own feelings beyond the relentless flow of a life that pressures us to achieve more, own more and be better people. We can look at your blocks and fears, what brings you joy and energy. Our work will be interactive, and led by you because you are the expert on you and what you need to grow. I aim to help you live more authentically and embrace the world with creativity and compassion.
Are you looking for change and growth in yourself and in your relationships? Are the experiences and patterns of the past keeping you stuck? I aim to create a safe space where you can connect more fully to your own feelings beyond the relentless flow of a life that pressures us to achieve more, own more and be better people. We can look at your blocks and fears, what brings you joy and energy. Our work will be interactive, and led by you because you are the expert on you and what you need to grow. I aim to help you live more authentically and embrace the world with creativity and compassion.
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Photo of Debbie Thomas, Psychotherapist in Wallingford, England
Debbie Thomas
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Wallingford OX10
Perhaps you are experiencing challenges in your life, and considering if therapy might help you? If you are wondering if talking to someone other than friends or family could be useful, then I agree. Therapy offers a safe and confidential environment in which to reflect, consider, and explore what is happening for you. In therapy, you will be listened to without judgement, and given space to make sense of the pain, difficulties, and stresses you may be experiencing.
Perhaps you are experiencing challenges in your life, and considering if therapy might help you? If you are wondering if talking to someone other than friends or family could be useful, then I agree. Therapy offers a safe and confidential environment in which to reflect, consider, and explore what is happening for you. In therapy, you will be listened to without judgement, and given space to make sense of the pain, difficulties, and stresses you may be experiencing.
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Photo of Dr Sam French, Psychologist in Wallingford, England
Dr Sam French
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wallingford OX10
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. My therapeutic work is currently with adolescents and adults (12+) with no upper age limit. I can support people with wide range of mental health difficulties, and I have a special interest in OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, hoarding problems, and difficulties related to trauma. I work both face-to-face via my Wallingford clinic and online, and can offer a format flexible to your needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. My therapeutic work is currently with adolescents and adults (12+) with no upper age limit. I can support people with wide range of mental health difficulties, and I have a special interest in OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, hoarding problems, and difficulties related to trauma. I work both face-to-face via my Wallingford clinic and online, and can offer a format flexible to your needs.
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Photo of Dr Emma Shaw, Psychologist in Wallingford, England
Dr Emma Shaw
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wallingford OX10
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist who has worked across various roles in the mental and physical health sectors in both the UK and New Zealand. I work as part of the team at Discover Difference Psychology Clinic and we offer autism and ADHD assessments. I also provide online post assessment support for parents of neurodivergent children and neurodivergent adults to help people understand what their brain diversity means for them and ways to flourish in their future lives. Please read more at www.discoverdifference.co.uk
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist who has worked across various roles in the mental and physical health sectors in both the UK and New Zealand. I work as part of the team at Discover Difference Psychology Clinic and we offer autism and ADHD assessments. I also provide online post assessment support for parents of neurodivergent children and neurodivergent adults to help people understand what their brain diversity means for them and ways to flourish in their future lives. Please read more at www.discoverdifference.co.uk
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Photo of Dr Fay Williams, Psychologist in Wallingford, England
Dr Fay Williams
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wallingford OX10  (Online Only)
I know how hard it can be to feel overwhelmed by the stresses of life or upsetting experiences, anxious about the future, worried about the past, and not feeling good enough. You might be trying to cope with this by keeping busy and pushing yourself, leaving you feeling exhausted, low in motivation and increasingly disconnected from yourself and what is important to you. You may also be struggling with physical illness or bodily symptoms such as tension, headaches, pain, and fatigue, or functional neurological symptoms.
I know how hard it can be to feel overwhelmed by the stresses of life or upsetting experiences, anxious about the future, worried about the past, and not feeling good enough. You might be trying to cope with this by keeping busy and pushing yourself, leaving you feeling exhausted, low in motivation and increasingly disconnected from yourself and what is important to you. You may also be struggling with physical illness or bodily symptoms such as tension, headaches, pain, and fatigue, or functional neurological symptoms.
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Photo of John Bristow, Counsellor in Wallingford, England
John Bristow
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wallingford OX10
Please check website for Availability - Hello, my name is John, a compassionate neurodivergent (ADHD) therapist dedicated to helping individuals achieve growth and emotional well-being (dont worry, I wont forget our appointment!). I work from the centre of Abingdon and can help support you with whatever you are going through.
Please check website for Availability - Hello, my name is John, a compassionate neurodivergent (ADHD) therapist dedicated to helping individuals achieve growth and emotional well-being (dont worry, I wont forget our appointment!). I work from the centre of Abingdon and can help support you with whatever you are going through.
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Photo of Helen Decardi-Nelson, Counsellor in Wallingford, England
Helen Decardi-Nelson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wallingford OX10
Would you like support with difficult emotions, make sense of past or current experiences or understand your relationships better? I am an Integrative Counsellor with experience of individual counselling for adults, children and young people. I also offer Couples Counselling. People come to me for counselling for all kinds of reasons, including; anxiety, depression, enhancing self esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, management of anger, as well as issues such as learning how to heal from traumatic and early life experiences.
Would you like support with difficult emotions, make sense of past or current experiences or understand your relationships better? I am an Integrative Counsellor with experience of individual counselling for adults, children and young people. I also offer Couples Counselling. People come to me for counselling for all kinds of reasons, including; anxiety, depression, enhancing self esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, management of anger, as well as issues such as learning how to heal from traumatic and early life experiences.
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Photo of Georgie Hedges, Psychotherapist in Wallingford, England
Georgie Hedges
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wallingford OX10
I'm friendly, flexible and non judgemental, offering understanding and empathy and I specialise working with young people and adults. My approach is unique to each client, factoring developmental and chronological ages. I work interactively, person-centred, yet directively and creatively- integrating arts/games therapies with CBT. I find individual ways to connect to every client and find humour, where appropriate, can go a long way to heal. I work to help young people understand their behaviours and motivations and challenge perspectives, whilst being very much on their level. EFT and Hypnotherapy qualified practitioner.
I'm friendly, flexible and non judgemental, offering understanding and empathy and I specialise working with young people and adults. My approach is unique to each client, factoring developmental and chronological ages. I work interactively, person-centred, yet directively and creatively- integrating arts/games therapies with CBT. I find individual ways to connect to every client and find humour, where appropriate, can go a long way to heal. I work to help young people understand their behaviours and motivations and challenge perspectives, whilst being very much on their level. EFT and Hypnotherapy qualified practitioner.
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Photo of Stacy Rowland-Jones, Counsellor in Wallingford, England
Stacy Rowland-Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wallingford OX10
Hello and welcome. How can I help support you? It can be difficult to express our feelings or make sense of what is happening to us. Enabling ourselves to be truly heard is important so that we might explore our difficulties. You may feel that a change is needed. Perhaps you struggle with unhelpful patterns or have difficulty setting boundaries for yourself. Do you replay events, wishing that you had done things differently? Perhaps a past trauma is haunting you. Navigating our challenges can make us feel out of control, lost and frustrated. By working together we can heal, build strength and resilience and feel more fulfilled.
Hello and welcome. How can I help support you? It can be difficult to express our feelings or make sense of what is happening to us. Enabling ourselves to be truly heard is important so that we might explore our difficulties. You may feel that a change is needed. Perhaps you struggle with unhelpful patterns or have difficulty setting boundaries for yourself. Do you replay events, wishing that you had done things differently? Perhaps a past trauma is haunting you. Navigating our challenges can make us feel out of control, lost and frustrated. By working together we can heal, build strength and resilience and feel more fulfilled.
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Photo of Sonia Diane, Counsellor in Wallingford, England
Sonia Diane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wallingford OX10  (Online Only)
I am a licensed, registered Counsellor with the BACP and have been practicing online since the beginning of lockdown. Previous to that I worked with clients face to face. Having worked with clients who have various different issues including relationship problems, low self esteem, trouble in dealing with emotions, fear of rejection, and more. I have the experience in lots of different issues but realise that everyone is an individual and deals with things in different ways so there is no 'one size fits all' . You are the expert on you, so I shall sit with you and support you in your quest to find a solution.
I am a licensed, registered Counsellor with the BACP and have been practicing online since the beginning of lockdown. Previous to that I worked with clients face to face. Having worked with clients who have various different issues including relationship problems, low self esteem, trouble in dealing with emotions, fear of rejection, and more. I have the experience in lots of different issues but realise that everyone is an individual and deals with things in different ways so there is no 'one size fits all' . You are the expert on you, so I shall sit with you and support you in your quest to find a solution.
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Photo of Alina Barrowcliff, Psychotherapist in Wallingford, England
Alina Barrowcliff
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Wallingford OX10
Therapy can help when life is tough. In these strange and difficult times you may be feeling anxious, troubled, sad, depressed, overwhelmed, stuck or unfulfilled. I offer a supportive, confidential and open-minded space to explore life's difficulties, confusions and uncertainties. A space to be heard, to speak, feel and think freely, perhaps for the first time. Existential therapy can help you face your struggles and understand the choices open to you. Working together our purpose is to realise new understandings and ways of being so you can live a richer more fulfilling life. No subject is off limits.
Therapy can help when life is tough. In these strange and difficult times you may be feeling anxious, troubled, sad, depressed, overwhelmed, stuck or unfulfilled. I offer a supportive, confidential and open-minded space to explore life's difficulties, confusions and uncertainties. A space to be heard, to speak, feel and think freely, perhaps for the first time. Existential therapy can help you face your struggles and understand the choices open to you. Working together our purpose is to realise new understandings and ways of being so you can live a richer more fulfilling life. No subject is off limits.
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Photo of Helma Marlow, Counsellor in Wallingford, England
Helma Marlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wallingford OX10
Individual and Couple's Counsellor. Are you feeling depressed, anxious or stressed? Do you have low self esteem? Do you have communication problems in your marriage/other relationships? Is your head full of negative or unhelpful thoughts? Do you need help in making adjustments? These are things I can help you with.. Taking the first step in reaching out for help is often daunting, but I will be there to support you. Counselling can lead to exploring other options and choices in your life, whilst rediscovering your unique qualities, and who you really are. I find my clients notice improvements in their lives after a few sessions.
Individual and Couple's Counsellor. Are you feeling depressed, anxious or stressed? Do you have low self esteem? Do you have communication problems in your marriage/other relationships? Is your head full of negative or unhelpful thoughts? Do you need help in making adjustments? These are things I can help you with.. Taking the first step in reaching out for help is often daunting, but I will be there to support you. Counselling can lead to exploring other options and choices in your life, whilst rediscovering your unique qualities, and who you really are. I find my clients notice improvements in their lives after a few sessions.
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Photo of Emanuela Vita, Counsellor in Wallingford, England
Emanuela Vita
Counsellor, PTUK
Verified
Wallingford OX10
Play is the child’s nature medium of self-expression – It is essential for development. In the play therapy sessions, the child has opportunity to ‘play out’ their feelings and problems. The intervention has a significant impact on how children view themselves and their future success as students, members of the community, family members, and human beings. Children sometimes experience difficulties and present challenging behaviours. I may contribute to their soul’s playfulness and lightness through the play. Therapeutic intervention plan using non-directive and Integrative Holistic Play Therapy.
Play is the child’s nature medium of self-expression – It is essential for development. In the play therapy sessions, the child has opportunity to ‘play out’ their feelings and problems. The intervention has a significant impact on how children view themselves and their future success as students, members of the community, family members, and human beings. Children sometimes experience difficulties and present challenging behaviours. I may contribute to their soul’s playfulness and lightness through the play. Therapeutic intervention plan using non-directive and Integrative Holistic Play Therapy.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wallingford

20+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Wallingford who prioritize treating:

81% Anxiety
81% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Depression
71% Stress
62% Coping Skills
57% Parenting

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
63% WPA
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Wallingford see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wallingford?

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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.