Counselling in Warlingham

Photo of Faye Starr, Counsellor in Warlingham, England
Faye Starr
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6
I am an experienced and fully qualified integrative counsellor / psychotherapist specifically trained to work with young people of all ages to offer support and relief from overwhelming and confusing feelings that leave them feeling vulnerable. I offer long-term and short-term therapy for all ages from my garden room in Warlingham, Surrey (near Croydon, Caterham and Purley).
I am an experienced and fully qualified integrative counsellor / psychotherapist specifically trained to work with young people of all ages to offer support and relief from overwhelming and confusing feelings that leave them feeling vulnerable. I offer long-term and short-term therapy for all ages from my garden room in Warlingham, Surrey (near Croydon, Caterham and Purley).
07403 936060 View 07403 936060
Photo of Dr Paula Redmond, Psychologist in Warlingham, England
Dr Paula Redmond
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6  (Online Only)
Is work sucking the life out of you? Has it left you feeling burned out, trapped, or doubting yourself? Or perhaps something has happened at work that has really impacted you? We invest so much of ourselves in our work, and it can be very fulfilling. But when things at work are tough it can have huge ripple effects on our mental health and our relationships, especially with our ourselves. I want to help you live a full and meaningful life that reaches beyond your work. Drawing on my training and expertise my aim is to help you process your experiences, learn new ways of coping and help you connect to what really matters to you.
Is work sucking the life out of you? Has it left you feeling burned out, trapped, or doubting yourself? Or perhaps something has happened at work that has really impacted you? We invest so much of ourselves in our work, and it can be very fulfilling. But when things at work are tough it can have huge ripple effects on our mental health and our relationships, especially with our ourselves. I want to help you live a full and meaningful life that reaches beyond your work. Drawing on my training and expertise my aim is to help you process your experiences, learn new ways of coping and help you connect to what really matters to you.
01883 770793 View 01883 770793
Photo of Katherine Ward, Counsellor in Warlingham, England
Katherine Ward
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6
I am a warm and caring Relate trained counsellor. I offer couple and individual counselling and sex therapy. Maybe you've been growing apart, or something has happened that has disturbed the core of your relationship? Or you're an individual questioning whether you can be in a/ or any relationship. You don't have to face these issues alone. Sometimes counselling isn't about reaching a conclusion, it can be the start a longer process. The important thing to recognise is that the moment you have got in contact; you will begin to move forward. I counsel on a general level too.
I am a warm and caring Relate trained counsellor. I offer couple and individual counselling and sex therapy. Maybe you've been growing apart, or something has happened that has disturbed the core of your relationship? Or you're an individual questioning whether you can be in a/ or any relationship. You don't have to face these issues alone. Sometimes counselling isn't about reaching a conclusion, it can be the start a longer process. The important thing to recognise is that the moment you have got in contact; you will begin to move forward. I counsel on a general level too.
01883 779996 View 01883 779996
Photo of Erica Jane Ruse Whalley, Counsellor in Warlingham, England
Erica Jane Ruse Whalley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6  (Online Only)
Hi, sometimes it no longer seems enough to talk to friends or family, and we need further support and insight to get back on track. I work with adults, teenagers and children, offering a range of therapeutic methods, to find which suit you best. I am a fully trained and accredited Counsellor with the British Assiciation of Counselling and Psychologists, I am trained in person centred, Psycho- dynamic and CBT and I offer many creative techniques such as Jungian Kallffian Sandplay which is a gentle but extremely effective way of working with children, teenagers and adults. I would really like to hear from you, please send a text (0781 209 7293) or email (stillvoice.ej@gmail.com) so that we can arrange a time for an initial phone call to discuss how I can help you.
Hi, sometimes it no longer seems enough to talk to friends or family, and we need further support and insight to get back on track. I work with adults, teenagers and children, offering a range of therapeutic methods, to find which suit you best. I am a fully trained and accredited Counsellor with the British Assiciation of Counselling and Psychologists, I am trained in person centred, Psycho- dynamic and CBT and I offer many creative techniques such as Jungian Kallffian Sandplay which is a gentle but extremely effective way of working with children, teenagers and adults. I would really like to hear from you, please send a text (0781 209 7293) or email (stillvoice.ej@gmail.com) so that we can arrange a time for an initial phone call to discuss how I can help you.
020 3962 1569 View 020 3962 1569
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Paul Fitzpatrick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warlingham CR6
I have been in that unimaginable place, where I did not know where to turn or even where to begin to make the necessary changes to improve my life. It is through my own positive experiences of counselling that I decided to train to become a counsellor. I understand that taking that first step towards seeking support can seem very challenging. It is with this empathetic thought in mind, and the ethical framework that I work within that I always endeavour to establish a transparent and trusting therapeutic relationship, without judgement, in a safe and confidential environment.
I have been in that unimaginable place, where I did not know where to turn or even where to begin to make the necessary changes to improve my life. It is through my own positive experiences of counselling that I decided to train to become a counsellor. I understand that taking that first step towards seeking support can seem very challenging. It is with this empathetic thought in mind, and the ethical framework that I work within that I always endeavour to establish a transparent and trusting therapeutic relationship, without judgement, in a safe and confidential environment.
01689 664649 View 01689 664649
Photo of Mags Giza, Psychotherapist in Warlingham, England
Mags Giza
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6
Hi, I’m Mags. I'm a BABCP Accredited Senior CBT Therapist, Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over 10 years experience with the NHS, as well as offering psychotherapy in private practice. A lot of my clients come to therapy when the emotional pain or anxiety have taken over their life; they seek my help to reclaim it, and start living to the full again. I will always strive to put all my knowledge and experience into our shared effort to help you heal, make changes and feel fulfilled, if you choose to embark on your therapeutic journey with me.
Hi, I’m Mags. I'm a BABCP Accredited Senior CBT Therapist, Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over 10 years experience with the NHS, as well as offering psychotherapy in private practice. A lot of my clients come to therapy when the emotional pain or anxiety have taken over their life; they seek my help to reclaim it, and start living to the full again. I will always strive to put all my knowledge and experience into our shared effort to help you heal, make changes and feel fulfilled, if you choose to embark on your therapeutic journey with me.
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Therapy Works Surrey
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6
Therapy Works Surrey, provides a private Counselling and Psychotherapy service Old Coulsdon, previously Caterham. In general, counselling and psychotherapy can help you achieve a happier and more fulfilling life by bringing about changes in the way you think and behave. Improving your Mental Health, balancing mind and Wellbeing. Offering short and longer-term individual counselling, psychotherapy & couples counselling; to help with your personal issues by tailoring her integrative skills to meet your needs & goals.The practice ensures you are provided with the best standard of care.
Therapy Works Surrey, provides a private Counselling and Psychotherapy service Old Coulsdon, previously Caterham. In general, counselling and psychotherapy can help you achieve a happier and more fulfilling life by bringing about changes in the way you think and behave. Improving your Mental Health, balancing mind and Wellbeing. Offering short and longer-term individual counselling, psychotherapy & couples counselling; to help with your personal issues by tailoring her integrative skills to meet your needs & goals.The practice ensures you are provided with the best standard of care.
01883 772965 View 01883 772965
Photo of Gill Weaver, Counsellor in Warlingham, England
Gill Weaver
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warlingham CR6
Hello and welcome. I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor working with adults and young people. I offer long and short term talking therapy within a warm, non judgemental and empathic therapeutic relationship. Here, you will feel enabled to explore your past, finding ways to cope with your present and move towards a more fulfilling future with increased self agency. Together, we will explore relational and behavioural patterns, intrusive or unhelpful thoughts all of which may influence your emotional thinking, behaviours and responses in the here and now.
Hello and welcome. I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor working with adults and young people. I offer long and short term talking therapy within a warm, non judgemental and empathic therapeutic relationship. Here, you will feel enabled to explore your past, finding ways to cope with your present and move towards a more fulfilling future with increased self agency. Together, we will explore relational and behavioural patterns, intrusive or unhelpful thoughts all of which may influence your emotional thinking, behaviours and responses in the here and now.
020 3376 8374 View 020 3376 8374
Photo of Kelly Thatcher She-Her, Counsellor in Warlingham, England
Kelly Thatcher She-Her
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6
I have experience supporting individuals in a breadth of presenting issues including trauma, identity issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, low self-esteem, work-related stress, as well as anxiety and depression. Working collaboratively, to aid you towards a deeper level of understanding, offer insights and perspectives, explore strategies and coping mechanisms, and support you to achieve the personal development and growth you desire.
I have experience supporting individuals in a breadth of presenting issues including trauma, identity issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, low self-esteem, work-related stress, as well as anxiety and depression. Working collaboratively, to aid you towards a deeper level of understanding, offer insights and perspectives, explore strategies and coping mechanisms, and support you to achieve the personal development and growth you desire.
01883 778995 View 01883 778995
Photo of Ina Spellings, Counsellor in Warlingham, England
Ina Spellings
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6  (Online Only)
Hello- I’m Ina -an experienced and accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. .I have experience of providing short term-solution focused counselling-within the NHS- as well as working with young people for a wide range of mental health matters.I am able to work multilingualy-providing therapy in English, Romanian,Spanish. It is my personal belief that spending time with an empathic, non-judgemental therapist, offers you the opportunity to feel truly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time, gaining insight into the matters that brought you here.
Hello- I’m Ina -an experienced and accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. .I have experience of providing short term-solution focused counselling-within the NHS- as well as working with young people for a wide range of mental health matters.I am able to work multilingualy-providing therapy in English, Romanian,Spanish. It is my personal belief that spending time with an empathic, non-judgemental therapist, offers you the opportunity to feel truly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time, gaining insight into the matters that brought you here.
020 4538 0219 View 020 4538 0219
Photo of Chloe Afferson, Psychotherapist in Warlingham, England
Chloe Afferson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warlingham CR6
As human beings we have natural, healthy needs, to feel seen, understood, valued, and included. When these needs go unmet, either in childhood or as adults it can cause deep psychological wounds, leading to a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relational challenges. Change can be daunting even when wanted and needed, it can be difficult to make the step towards something new and unknown. Successful therapy acknowledges this and gently questions the, often unconscious, habits keeping us stuck. It opens up new possibilities and perspectives, empowering authentic and lasting change.
As human beings we have natural, healthy needs, to feel seen, understood, valued, and included. When these needs go unmet, either in childhood or as adults it can cause deep psychological wounds, leading to a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relational challenges. Change can be daunting even when wanted and needed, it can be difficult to make the step towards something new and unknown. Successful therapy acknowledges this and gently questions the, often unconscious, habits keeping us stuck. It opens up new possibilities and perspectives, empowering authentic and lasting change.
01883 779628 View 01883 779628
Photo of Catherine S Taylor, Psychotherapist in Warlingham, England
Catherine S Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6
I work as a Complex Trauma/Childhood Abuse & Relationship Therapist, supporting individuals/couples who are "stuck", experiencing issues of high anxiety; anger; stress and distress around a life events, especially if you have a learning disability or autism. Therapy with me is about managing and reducing the impact. If it is not dealt with sooner, it can trigger hidden deeper issues related to past events related to unspeakable trauma, childhood abuse or dissociation (a sense of detachment from your former self), or even suicidal thoughts, identity issues "Who am I?" Restoring a sense of calm and balance in life stops this chaos.
I work as a Complex Trauma/Childhood Abuse & Relationship Therapist, supporting individuals/couples who are "stuck", experiencing issues of high anxiety; anger; stress and distress around a life events, especially if you have a learning disability or autism. Therapy with me is about managing and reducing the impact. If it is not dealt with sooner, it can trigger hidden deeper issues related to past events related to unspeakable trauma, childhood abuse or dissociation (a sense of detachment from your former self), or even suicidal thoughts, identity issues "Who am I?" Restoring a sense of calm and balance in life stops this chaos.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Gail Dee, Psychologist in Warlingham, England
Gail Dee
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3  (Online Only)
As choosing to see a Psychologist is such a personal decision I would like to tell you a bit about myself and my experience. I have worked as a Psychologist for the past eighteen years in the NHS, local authority and private practice. I am trained in EMDR and Systemic Family Therapy and use a combination of these and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and CBT depending on your presenting difficulties. I am experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults for a number of presenting difficulties and have a special interest in working with trauma, anxiety and conditions such as Autism and ADHD.
As choosing to see a Psychologist is such a personal decision I would like to tell you a bit about myself and my experience. I have worked as a Psychologist for the past eighteen years in the NHS, local authority and private practice. I am trained in EMDR and Systemic Family Therapy and use a combination of these and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and CBT depending on your presenting difficulties. I am experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults for a number of presenting difficulties and have a special interest in working with trauma, anxiety and conditions such as Autism and ADHD.
01737 949563 View 01737 949563
Photo of Eleanor Osman, Psychotherapist in Warlingham, England
Eleanor Osman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3
Hello, I am Eleanor, Systemic Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with individuals, couples & families. Life is painful, challenging & puzzling at times. Some people come to therapy knowing what they wish to change others use it as a place to explore their discomfort & pain. I offer a safe, confidential, respectful & collaborative space tailored to your needs integrating talking, creative approaches & psychoeducation to explore your difficulties. Together we can discover new ways to understand, manage or find resolution so you can move forwards towards a more satisfying life with a deeper understanding of yourself & others.
Hello, I am Eleanor, Systemic Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with individuals, couples & families. Life is painful, challenging & puzzling at times. Some people come to therapy knowing what they wish to change others use it as a place to explore their discomfort & pain. I offer a safe, confidential, respectful & collaborative space tailored to your needs integrating talking, creative approaches & psychoeducation to explore your difficulties. Together we can discover new ways to understand, manage or find resolution so you can move forwards towards a more satisfying life with a deeper understanding of yourself & others.
01883 779219 View 01883 779219
Photo of Suzanne Otto, Psychotherapist in Warlingham, England
Suzanne Otto
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3
I love working with clients! Often a client may report a current problem or mood problem, but once we start the therapy "detective" work we uncover other deeper issues that lie beneath. Such issues may have led client's to live by subconscious "rules" or beliefs. Therapy offers the safe space and time to explore and review these. "Do they still work for you? Are they useful in this stage of your life?". These are examples of some of the questions we explore together. Life transitions, such as having a baby, changing job, end of relationship, illness diagnosis can be challenging. Therapy can help transition you to a better life.
I love working with clients! Often a client may report a current problem or mood problem, but once we start the therapy "detective" work we uncover other deeper issues that lie beneath. Such issues may have led client's to live by subconscious "rules" or beliefs. Therapy offers the safe space and time to explore and review these. "Do they still work for you? Are they useful in this stage of your life?". These are examples of some of the questions we explore together. Life transitions, such as having a baby, changing job, end of relationship, illness diagnosis can be challenging. Therapy can help transition you to a better life.
01883 778993 View 01883 778993
Photo of Dr Zarina Prayag, Psychologist in Warlingham, England
Dr Zarina Prayag
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Whyteleafe CR3  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with clients with a range of difficulties, including low mood, self-esteem issues, worry, anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship issues, trauma, psychosis, schizophrenia, and bipolar affective disorder. I have a special interest in working with clients with anxiety-related difficulties, and self-esteem and self-confidence issues. I am experienced in working with clients in the corporate sector, and people in sport. I also have experience working with clients with Asperger’s Syndrome, and adapt therapy to meet the needs of my clients.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with clients with a range of difficulties, including low mood, self-esteem issues, worry, anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship issues, trauma, psychosis, schizophrenia, and bipolar affective disorder. I have a special interest in working with clients with anxiety-related difficulties, and self-esteem and self-confidence issues. I am experienced in working with clients in the corporate sector, and people in sport. I also have experience working with clients with Asperger’s Syndrome, and adapt therapy to meet the needs of my clients.
01883 779613 View 01883 779613
Photo of Lixson J Cyriac, Psychotherapist in Warlingham, England
Lixson J Cyriac
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Croydon CR2
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor accredited with the BACP (British Council of counsellors and psychotherapists). I have many years of experience in working with adults. I know from my own experience that counselling provides a space to open up and get to know yourself a bit more closely and that way to live more fully and happily. If you are faced with a difficult situation or want to address something that you have been carrying for a long time, I can offer you a safe space to explore them.
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor accredited with the BACP (British Council of counsellors and psychotherapists). I have many years of experience in working with adults. I know from my own experience that counselling provides a space to open up and get to know yourself a bit more closely and that way to live more fully and happily. If you are faced with a difficult situation or want to address something that you have been carrying for a long time, I can offer you a safe space to explore them.
01260 541116 View 01260 541116
Photo of Sonja Rodney, Counsellor in Warlingham, England
Sonja Rodney
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3  (Online Only)
Sometimes, the rocks that life throws at us, can leave us feeling broken, wounded, depressed and anxious. And this is why I became a counsellor, because we all need help from time to time. I use effective counselling techniques to guide you to fresh perspectives on the issues you're facing, helping you make changes, grow & heal. You will experience a compassionate, non-judgmental, & safe environment whilst you freely express yourself and feel protected, heard, and validated during our work together.
Sometimes, the rocks that life throws at us, can leave us feeling broken, wounded, depressed and anxious. And this is why I became a counsellor, because we all need help from time to time. I use effective counselling techniques to guide you to fresh perspectives on the issues you're facing, helping you make changes, grow & heal. You will experience a compassionate, non-judgmental, & safe environment whilst you freely express yourself and feel protected, heard, and validated during our work together.
01689 663122 View 01689 663122
Photo of Ekta Choudhary, Counsellor in Warlingham, England
Ekta Choudhary
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Croydon CR2
As an Integrative Counsellor, I believe that there is no single approach that can suit everyone in every situation. Each person is unique, so counselling should also be unique to that person. I aim to cater to the therapeutic experience of each individual, tailored to each person’s personal limits, external constraints and goals. I have worked with adolescents and young adults since 2016 and also have experience of working with the elderly. Having worked in stressful corporate environment for over 20 years, I understand the stress and pressures of modern life and its impact on our wellbeing and of our loved ones.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I believe that there is no single approach that can suit everyone in every situation. Each person is unique, so counselling should also be unique to that person. I aim to cater to the therapeutic experience of each individual, tailored to each person’s personal limits, external constraints and goals. I have worked with adolescents and young adults since 2016 and also have experience of working with the elderly. Having worked in stressful corporate environment for over 20 years, I understand the stress and pressures of modern life and its impact on our wellbeing and of our loved ones.
020 8103 0799 View 020 8103 0799
Photo of Aleksandra Amoev, Counsellor in Warlingham, England
Aleksandra Amoev
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chaldon CR3
My name is Aleks and I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor practising in Purley. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loss, stress, low self-esteem and other psychological difficulties. I offer both short term and open-ended counselling and my aim is to help you make sense of whatever is happening in your life and empower you to make positive and lasting changes.
My name is Aleks and I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor practising in Purley. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loss, stress, low self-esteem and other psychological difficulties. I offer both short term and open-ended counselling and my aim is to help you make sense of whatever is happening in your life and empower you to make positive and lasting changes.
01883 779991 View 01883 779991

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Warlingham

10+

Average cost per session

£62

Counsellors in Warlingham who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
92% Depression
92% Bereavement
92% Family Conflict
92% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Warlingham see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Warlingham?

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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.