Counselling in Wantage

Photo of Hope Therapy & Counselling Services, Counsellor in Wantage, England
Hope Therapy & Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wantage OX12
I am a skilled Counsellor specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counseling Supervision. With a Bachelor's degree in CBT, a Diploma in Counselling, and a Level 7 Postgraduate qualification in Counselling Supervision, I am dedicated to providing personalised support for challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Qualifications: BSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): My academic foundation equips me with principles and techniques for addressing cognitive and behavioural patterns linked to mental health concerns.
I am a skilled Counsellor specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counseling Supervision. With a Bachelor's degree in CBT, a Diploma in Counselling, and a Level 7 Postgraduate qualification in Counselling Supervision, I am dedicated to providing personalised support for challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Qualifications: BSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): My academic foundation equips me with principles and techniques for addressing cognitive and behavioural patterns linked to mental health concerns.
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NB Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wantage OX12
Looking for talking therapy can be a daunting step into the unknown, whether you are considering it for the first time or perhaps seeking a new perspective. Either way choosing the right counsellor for you is important. I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering a compassionate, professional and confidential approach. I can help you to facilitate the change you are looking for. We all have individual therapeutic needs. I can work with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, trauma and suicidal thoughts. I have many years experience working with survivors of sexual abuse both historical.
Looking for talking therapy can be a daunting step into the unknown, whether you are considering it for the first time or perhaps seeking a new perspective. Either way choosing the right counsellor for you is important. I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering a compassionate, professional and confidential approach. I can help you to facilitate the change you are looking for. We all have individual therapeutic needs. I can work with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, trauma and suicidal thoughts. I have many years experience working with survivors of sexual abuse both historical.
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Photo of Isobel Hall, Psychotherapist in Wantage, England
Isobel Hall
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wantage OX12  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Isobel. My clients would describe me as warm, honest and direct. I offer non-judgmental psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, many of which center around anxieties, self esteem, self defeating behaviors, relationships, abuse and trauma. I'm an integrative therapist, which means I draw from a few different styles of therapy- please ask if you'd like to know more about this. I currently offer both short term and long term therapy online and in person. My client base consists of individuals with a really mixed range of issues. I am a Psychosexual specialist (I can provide therapy for sexual issues).
Hi, I'm Isobel. My clients would describe me as warm, honest and direct. I offer non-judgmental psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, many of which center around anxieties, self esteem, self defeating behaviors, relationships, abuse and trauma. I'm an integrative therapist, which means I draw from a few different styles of therapy- please ask if you'd like to know more about this. I currently offer both short term and long term therapy online and in person. My client base consists of individuals with a really mixed range of issues. I am a Psychosexual specialist (I can provide therapy for sexual issues).
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Liberate: Counselling to Empower
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wantage OX12
Every experience shared is an opportunity to feel less alone. It is my firm belief that every person has the power within themselves to make choices and changes, take ownership of their lives, and determine the direction they wish to head. My aim is to promote empowerment, personal change and growth, and provide a non-judgemental space for clients to progress at their own pace. I have both personal and professional experience of working with neurodiversity and I welcome this - as I welcome people of all backgrounds - into my practice.
Every experience shared is an opportunity to feel less alone. It is my firm belief that every person has the power within themselves to make choices and changes, take ownership of their lives, and determine the direction they wish to head. My aim is to promote empowerment, personal change and growth, and provide a non-judgemental space for clients to progress at their own pace. I have both personal and professional experience of working with neurodiversity and I welcome this - as I welcome people of all backgrounds - into my practice.
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Photo of Katharine Juliet Hipwell, Counsellor in Wantage, England
Katharine Juliet Hipwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wantage OX12
I am a thoughtful, passionate and committed therapist with experience of working with both adults and young people. My work with families within the local community, in educational settings and for an affordable counselling charity have given me exposure to a variety of different issues. I understand that life can sometimes seem overwhelming and having the ability to listen in a non judgmental and accepting way is paramount.
I am a thoughtful, passionate and committed therapist with experience of working with both adults and young people. My work with families within the local community, in educational settings and for an affordable counselling charity have given me exposure to a variety of different issues. I understand that life can sometimes seem overwhelming and having the ability to listen in a non judgmental and accepting way is paramount.
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Photo of Eve McIntyre (Babcp Cbt Therapist Supervisor Emdr Clinician), Psychotherapist in Wantage, England
Eve McIntyre (Babcp Cbt Therapist Supervisor Emdr Clinician)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Wantage OX12
CBT and EMDR can be highly beneficial if you are experiencing and feeling stuck with Depression, Anxiety or PTSD. When we experience emotional difficulties we need to feel heard, have a way of making sense of what we are feeling and gain a sense of hope for the future. I have an adaptive style, I would strive to offer support that feels tailored to you. We would work 'shoulder to shoulder' at each stage, at your pace to meet your therapy goals. I would value and encourage your contributions throughout our work together and aim to empower you. I would strive to create a curious, warm, non-judgemental therapeutic space.
CBT and EMDR can be highly beneficial if you are experiencing and feeling stuck with Depression, Anxiety or PTSD. When we experience emotional difficulties we need to feel heard, have a way of making sense of what we are feeling and gain a sense of hope for the future. I have an adaptive style, I would strive to offer support that feels tailored to you. We would work 'shoulder to shoulder' at each stage, at your pace to meet your therapy goals. I would value and encourage your contributions throughout our work together and aim to empower you. I would strive to create a curious, warm, non-judgemental therapeutic space.
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Photo of Dr Josephine McInerney, Psychologist in Wantage, England
Dr Josephine McInerney
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wantage OX12  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and the NHS, where I work as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in secure services. I have experience working across the lifespan and with a range of severity. I place a strong emphasis on creating a safe space to commence therapy and to support clients to create positive change. I am trained to use multiple evidence-based psychological therapies and work flexibly to adapt these to each client.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and the NHS, where I work as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in secure services. I have experience working across the lifespan and with a range of severity. I place a strong emphasis on creating a safe space to commence therapy and to support clients to create positive change. I am trained to use multiple evidence-based psychological therapies and work flexibly to adapt these to each client.
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Photo of Nicola Kelly Counselling, Counsellor in Wantage, England
Nicola Kelly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wantage OX12
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
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Photo of Alison Hamley Psychological Services, Psychologist in Wantage, England
Alison Hamley Psychological Services
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wantage OX12
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, and a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. I have over 25 years experience of working in mental health settings. In my practice, I provide a safe, confidential and collaborative space for clients to explore their difficulties and find solutions to their problems.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, and a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. I have over 25 years experience of working in mental health settings. In my practice, I provide a safe, confidential and collaborative space for clients to explore their difficulties and find solutions to their problems.
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Photo of Sian Renwick, Psychotherapist in Wantage, England
Sian Renwick
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wantage OX12
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
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Photo of Stacy Rowland-Jones, Counsellor in Wantage, England
Stacy Rowland-Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wantage OX12
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 Dr Karen Halford, Psychologist in Wantage, England
Dr Karen Halford
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified
Wantage OX12
Hello! I'm Karen. I'm a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I have many years of experience in both the NHS and private practice. I work with people who are struggling with a variety of complex psychological difficulties such as depression, eating disorders (bulimia, binge eating and others), anxiety (including panic, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/PTSD, BDD, low self-esteem and many others. I also offer assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
Hello! I'm Karen. I'm a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I have many years of experience in both the NHS and private practice. I work with people who are struggling with a variety of complex psychological difficulties such as depression, eating disorders (bulimia, binge eating and others), anxiety (including panic, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/PTSD, BDD, low self-esteem and many others. I also offer assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
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Photo of Emanuela Vita, Counsellor in Wantage, England
Emanuela Vita
Counsellor, PTUK
Verified
Wantage OX12
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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Photo of Elise Ann Martin, Psychotherapist in Wantage, England
Elise Ann Martin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Wantage OX12  (Online Only)
I am a therapist, coach & psycho-educator, with a professional background working with trauma & symptoms of trauma such as E.D's & addiction. Throughout my career, I've specialized in creative & compassionate approaches to support clients reconnect to an innate sense of wellbeing and connection. I work within a relational & somatic frame to support you to understand, befriend & expand your sense of self and understand your nervous system and how the past might live on in, & impact your present. We will collaboratively unburden you and free you from your past and work together in supporting positive change in all areas of your life.
I am a therapist, coach & psycho-educator, with a professional background working with trauma & symptoms of trauma such as E.D's & addiction. Throughout my career, I've specialized in creative & compassionate approaches to support clients reconnect to an innate sense of wellbeing and connection. I work within a relational & somatic frame to support you to understand, befriend & expand your sense of self and understand your nervous system and how the past might live on in, & impact your present. We will collaboratively unburden you and free you from your past and work together in supporting positive change in all areas of your life.
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Photo of Shirley Rundle (Therapy Inside Out), Counsellor in Wantage, England
Shirley Rundle (Therapy Inside Out)
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
1 Endorsed
Wantage OX12
Let’s talk if …you are suffering from unhelpful thoughts and habits, leading you to stop growing as a person …you feel like you are moving through life on auto-pilot …you are feeling sad, anxious, stressed or overwhelmed ...your life lacks meaning, joy and purpose …you feel you have lost hope. Your emotional health and well-being are so important. I’ll work alongside you, helping you make sense of things that might confuse you right now, whilst reminding you that you are not alone and change is always possible. I believe a trusting relationship is the foundation for progression to positive change. I've got you, no matter what.
Let’s talk if …you are suffering from unhelpful thoughts and habits, leading you to stop growing as a person …you feel like you are moving through life on auto-pilot …you are feeling sad, anxious, stressed or overwhelmed ...your life lacks meaning, joy and purpose …you feel you have lost hope. Your emotional health and well-being are so important. I’ll work alongside you, helping you make sense of things that might confuse you right now, whilst reminding you that you are not alone and change is always possible. I believe a trusting relationship is the foundation for progression to positive change. I've got you, no matter what.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Lorena Balbinot
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Abingdon OX14
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience of working with trauma and complex trauma, PTSD & CPTSD, addiction, co-dependence, narcissistic abuse, sexual problems, stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, compulsive behaviours, bereavement, grief, the LGBTQ+ community, low self-esteem and shame, racial trauma, attachment issues and disorders, dissociation and dissociative disorders, BPD, psychosis, self-harm and suicidality. For more information please visit my website, www.lorenabalbinot.com.
I have experience of working with trauma and complex trauma, PTSD & CPTSD, addiction, co-dependence, narcissistic abuse, sexual problems, stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, compulsive behaviours, bereavement, grief, the LGBTQ+ community, low self-esteem and shame, racial trauma, attachment issues and disorders, dissociation and dissociative disorders, BPD, psychosis, self-harm and suicidality. For more information please visit my website, www.lorenabalbinot.com.
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Photo of Rachel Allan, Counsellor in Wantage, England
Rachel Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Abingdon OX13
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 Wantage, England
Natilie Cocker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Didcot OX11
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 Georgie Hedges, Psychotherapist in Wantage, England
Georgie Hedges
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Abingdon OX13
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.
01235 639263 View 01235 639263
Photo of Linda Kathryn Berkeley, Psychotherapist in Wantage, England
Linda Kathryn Berkeley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Lambourn RG17
You are the expert on yourself an only you can decide what might work for you. We will form a plan together, perhaps over the course of two to three sessions, of how we can proceed, and what we collaboratively believe is going on for you. You will find my practice is based on a humanistic, integrative, pluralistic blending of possibilities from several frameworks, including CBT, Gestalt, Compassion Focused Therapy, ideas from psychodynamic practice, with a person-centred, humanistic core.
You are the expert on yourself an only you can decide what might work for you. We will form a plan together, perhaps over the course of two to three sessions, of how we can proceed, and what we collaboratively believe is going on for you. You will find my practice is based on a humanistic, integrative, pluralistic blending of possibilities from several frameworks, including CBT, Gestalt, Compassion Focused Therapy, ideas from psychodynamic practice, with a person-centred, humanistic core.
01793 234332 View 01793 234332

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wantage

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Wantage who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
93% Stress
87% Depression
87% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Wantage see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wantage?

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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.