Counselling in Warrington

Photo of Hannah Nicholson, Psychologist in Warrington, England
Hannah Nicholson
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
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Photo of Leticia Susana Stamer, Counsellor in Warrington, England
Leticia Susana Stamer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA1
We struggle, we encounter challenges in life, and whether you feel it's too much and you're finding it hard to cope, or you want to deepen your personal development, counselling can be a deeply healing space to explore different parts of yourself, and take control of your life and your future. You are not alone, wherever you are on your life's journey, I want to help you promote positive change and growth. It takes courage to face our challenges and it will be my privilege to accompany you on this journey towards change.
We struggle, we encounter challenges in life, and whether you feel it's too much and you're finding it hard to cope, or you want to deepen your personal development, counselling can be a deeply healing space to explore different parts of yourself, and take control of your life and your future. You are not alone, wherever you are on your life's journey, I want to help you promote positive change and growth. It takes courage to face our challenges and it will be my privilege to accompany you on this journey towards change.
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Photo of Tracey Murden, Psychotherapist in Warrington, England
Tracey Murden
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA1
Are you or someone you care about feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? CBT can help. I have over 20 years clinical experience working in both the NHS and private sector. We can work together to understand your difficulties, explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental way, and learn ways of dealing with things differently, in order to help you achieve your goals and have an improved quality of life.
Are you or someone you care about feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? CBT can help. I have over 20 years clinical experience working in both the NHS and private sector. We can work together to understand your difficulties, explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental way, and learn ways of dealing with things differently, in order to help you achieve your goals and have an improved quality of life.
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Photo of Emma Harrop, Counsellor in Warrington, England
Emma Harrop
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3  (Online Only)
You are important. Are you feeling the pressures of life? Perhaps you need support and understanding with the anxieties life often brings. It can be incredibly tough; feeling as though you're on your own, or that those around you don't understand. Maybe you don't want to share your thoughts and feelings with those closest to you... During our session, you will find a relaxed, safe and confidential environment. We can explore together; where you are, discover the changes you would like to make and look at how you can put the foundations into place, to make those changes real. You may have already gone through some significant changes and could be feeling overwhelmed. I can help and encourage you to discover a better sense of well-being. You will be heard, without being judged.
You are important. Are you feeling the pressures of life? Perhaps you need support and understanding with the anxieties life often brings. It can be incredibly tough; feeling as though you're on your own, or that those around you don't understand. Maybe you don't want to share your thoughts and feelings with those closest to you... During our session, you will find a relaxed, safe and confidential environment. We can explore together; where you are, discover the changes you would like to make and look at how you can put the foundations into place, to make those changes real. You may have already gone through some significant changes and could be feeling overwhelmed. I can help and encourage you to discover a better sense of well-being. You will be heard, without being judged.
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Photo of Jade Scott, Psychologist in Warrington, England
Jade Scott
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
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Photo of Dr Joanne Ablett (Flow Clinical Psychology), Psychologist in Warrington, England
Dr Joanne Ablett (Flow Clinical Psychology)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA1  (Online Only)
Flow CP offers flexible therapy provided by skilled and experienced Clinical Psychologists with a strong value base. If you are struggling with the flow in your life, in any area, whether it be health, work, relationships, past or a bit of everything, please do get in touch for a collaborative and tailored approach to your needs. We have extensive experience working with both mental & physical health difficulties within the NHS and private practice. I am particularly interested in the way that trauma can be expressed through the body and skilled in working holistically with the impact of psychological wellbeing on physical symptoms.
Flow CP offers flexible therapy provided by skilled and experienced Clinical Psychologists with a strong value base. If you are struggling with the flow in your life, in any area, whether it be health, work, relationships, past or a bit of everything, please do get in touch for a collaborative and tailored approach to your needs. We have extensive experience working with both mental & physical health difficulties within the NHS and private practice. I am particularly interested in the way that trauma can be expressed through the body and skilled in working holistically with the impact of psychological wellbeing on physical symptoms.
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Photo of Karen Mountain, Psychotherapist in Warrington, England
Karen Mountain
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA5  (Online Only)
I have 37 years’ experience working in mental health – initially as a psychiatric nurse in the NHS, supporting people suffering from a wide range of mental health issues. 10 years ago, I qualified as a CBT therapist and have worked extensively with depression, panic disorder, Long term health conditions and pain management, OCD, PTSD, Worry and Rumination, Health anxiety, social anxiety, various phobias and low self-esteem. I also have specialist experience working with parents in the perinatal period (conception to 2 years) as a Perinatal champion.
I have 37 years’ experience working in mental health – initially as a psychiatric nurse in the NHS, supporting people suffering from a wide range of mental health issues. 10 years ago, I qualified as a CBT therapist and have worked extensively with depression, panic disorder, Long term health conditions and pain management, OCD, PTSD, Worry and Rumination, Health anxiety, social anxiety, various phobias and low self-esteem. I also have specialist experience working with parents in the perinatal period (conception to 2 years) as a Perinatal champion.
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Photo of Sam Glancy, Counsellor in Warrington, England
Sam Glancy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA1
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? Do you feel haunted by your past? Does it feel like you’re not in the driving seat of your own life, repeating the same patterns of behaviour that have a negative impact on you or others around you? Do you want things to change? It’s very easy in today’s world to become lost, not able to navigate our way through and find meaning, which can lead to feeling like we have no compass guiding us. We might lean on people, places or behaviours that help us to cope in the moment but take away our power. I work with people who want to find their way again.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? Do you feel haunted by your past? Does it feel like you’re not in the driving seat of your own life, repeating the same patterns of behaviour that have a negative impact on you or others around you? Do you want things to change? It’s very easy in today’s world to become lost, not able to navigate our way through and find meaning, which can lead to feeling like we have no compass guiding us. We might lean on people, places or behaviours that help us to cope in the moment but take away our power. I work with people who want to find their way again.
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Embodiment Solutions Ltd
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA5
Do you ever feel stuck, helpless, and disconnected? Are you afraid of making decisions? Can you say an honest yes and an honest no without fear of being judged or rejected? If you can relate this could indicate unresolved trauma and a nervous system that is stuck in the fight/flight/freeze response.
Do you ever feel stuck, helpless, and disconnected? Are you afraid of making decisions? Can you say an honest yes and an honest no without fear of being judged or rejected? If you can relate this could indicate unresolved trauma and a nervous system that is stuck in the fight/flight/freeze response.
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Photo of Dr Liddy Carver, Counsellor in Warrington, England
Dr Liddy Carver
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
Online Counselling/Psychotherapy available via Zoom or Skype. Based in Warrington,Cheshire, I am a highly qualified therapist with a PhD in Counselling and MSc in Clinical Counselling. As an experienced BACP Registered and Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I provide a safe, professional and confidential talking therapy service for individuals, couples and families. My work is influenced by the Person-Centred Approach based on acceptance, empathy and genuineness. I am also a qualified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Regulation) and a Clinical Supervisor trained at postgraduate level.
Online Counselling/Psychotherapy available via Zoom or Skype. Based in Warrington,Cheshire, I am a highly qualified therapist with a PhD in Counselling and MSc in Clinical Counselling. As an experienced BACP Registered and Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I provide a safe, professional and confidential talking therapy service for individuals, couples and families. My work is influenced by the Person-Centred Approach based on acceptance, empathy and genuineness. I am also a qualified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Regulation) and a Clinical Supervisor trained at postgraduate level.
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Photo of Ann Ingham, Psychotherapist in Warrington, England
Ann Ingham
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3
If you are anxious in any form - stress, PTSD, OCD, worrying, phobias and fears, agoraphobia, panic I can help. If your mood is low, or feeling tired and demotivated, unable to enjoy anything I can help. If your relationship is in trouble, or ending or single and unsure about what you want or maybe lacking confidence in yourself I can help. I'm very experienced and effective. It takes only a few sessions in many cases to start feeling much better regain your confidence and energy and feel hopeful about your future again.
If you are anxious in any form - stress, PTSD, OCD, worrying, phobias and fears, agoraphobia, panic I can help. If your mood is low, or feeling tired and demotivated, unable to enjoy anything I can help. If your relationship is in trouble, or ending or single and unsure about what you want or maybe lacking confidence in yourself I can help. I'm very experienced and effective. It takes only a few sessions in many cases to start feeling much better regain your confidence and energy and feel hopeful about your future again.
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Photo of Dave Cooper Counselling, Psychotherapist in Warrington, England
Dave Cooper Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Warrington WA2
I work with every kind of addiction and dependence. Unlike residential approaches, I work with you whilst you are at home and at work. In your real life. Issues that I consider my approach successful with are - alcohol, cocaine and other drugs. internet based dependencies such as social media and gaming. Workaholism and relationship depndency. Sexual and relationship addiction. prescription medication dependency. Comfort eating and overeating as well as restricting and self starving.
I work with every kind of addiction and dependence. Unlike residential approaches, I work with you whilst you are at home and at work. In your real life. Issues that I consider my approach successful with are - alcohol, cocaine and other drugs. internet based dependencies such as social media and gaming. Workaholism and relationship depndency. Sexual and relationship addiction. prescription medication dependency. Comfort eating and overeating as well as restricting and self starving.
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Photo of Kirsty Sanderson Pg Dip, Counsellor in Warrington, England
Kirsty Sanderson Pg Dip
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA4
People turn to counselling with many and varied issues. But despite the variations, you have some things in common and often it is recognition that it is time for change, or a desire to change; a wish to minimise or remove distress and anxiety and a need for a deeper understanding of yourself, your partners, family members or others around you. I am fully Relate trained to work with couples and your relationship issues, however I also work with individuals, young people and families covering the wide range of issues you may encounter on a daily basis. I offer room based therapy in Warrington or outdoor sessions in Wrexham.
People turn to counselling with many and varied issues. But despite the variations, you have some things in common and often it is recognition that it is time for change, or a desire to change; a wish to minimise or remove distress and anxiety and a need for a deeper understanding of yourself, your partners, family members or others around you. I am fully Relate trained to work with couples and your relationship issues, however I also work with individuals, young people and families covering the wide range of issues you may encounter on a daily basis. I offer room based therapy in Warrington or outdoor sessions in Wrexham.
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Photo of Kate Glover, Counsellor in Warrington, England
Kate Glover
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3
I am a person-centred therapist that also offers, CBT, EMDR, REWIND, and Clinical Hypnotherapy which allows me to tailor the therapy to the client's needs. My experience is mainly working for an organisation that supports survivors of sexual violence. I also have my private practice where I work with clients with a wide range of mental health issues.
I am a person-centred therapist that also offers, CBT, EMDR, REWIND, and Clinical Hypnotherapy which allows me to tailor the therapy to the client's needs. My experience is mainly working for an organisation that supports survivors of sexual violence. I also have my private practice where I work with clients with a wide range of mental health issues.
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Photo of James Taylor, Psychologist in Warrington, England
James Taylor
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
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Photo of Dr Graham Simpson-Adkins, Psychologist in Warrington, England
Dr Graham Simpson-Adkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
I aim to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. I believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. My aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
I aim to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. I believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. My aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
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Photo of Dr Paul Campbell, Psychologist in Warrington, England
Dr Paul Campbell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA1
Dr Campbell is a qualified Consultant Clinical Psychologist, chartered by the British Psychological Society, Registered with the Health Professions Council, and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society with extensive experience in Adult Mental Health. He is currently employed by the NHS as the Clinical Lead for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services (IAPT) for the whole of Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Merseyside
Dr Campbell is a qualified Consultant Clinical Psychologist, chartered by the British Psychological Society, Registered with the Health Professions Council, and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society with extensive experience in Adult Mental Health. He is currently employed by the NHS as the Clinical Lead for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services (IAPT) for the whole of Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Merseyside
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Photo of EJD Counselling, Counsellor in Warrington, England
EJD Counselling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA1
Do you feel you are being bullied and don’t know where to turn? Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, guilty or embarrassed? I can help you. I offer you a safe, warm, non-judgemental space where you can be heard. By sharing your story, together, we can explore and understand your feelings, and learn to overcome the barriers which are limiting your happiness. My name is Elaine and I am an Integrative Counsellor.
Do you feel you are being bullied and don’t know where to turn? Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, guilty or embarrassed? I can help you. I offer you a safe, warm, non-judgemental space where you can be heard. By sharing your story, together, we can explore and understand your feelings, and learn to overcome the barriers which are limiting your happiness. My name is Elaine and I am an Integrative Counsellor.
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Photo of Hannah Lloyd, Psychotherapist in Warrington, England
Hannah Lloyd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
Hi, I’m Hannah. I have worked in mental health services for over 18 years. I enjoy working with clients to help them understand the development and maintenance of their current difficulties, so that it is possible to make meaningful changes using evidence based CBT strategies or EMDR. I incorporate mindfulness and compassionate approaches into my clinical work. I aim to provide a compassionate, non judgmental, therapeutic environment to clients and understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support. I will do my best to help you feel comfortable and at ease whilst helping you to achieve your goals.
Hi, I’m Hannah. I have worked in mental health services for over 18 years. I enjoy working with clients to help them understand the development and maintenance of their current difficulties, so that it is possible to make meaningful changes using evidence based CBT strategies or EMDR. I incorporate mindfulness and compassionate approaches into my clinical work. I aim to provide a compassionate, non judgmental, therapeutic environment to clients and understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support. I will do my best to help you feel comfortable and at ease whilst helping you to achieve your goals.
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Ignite Play Therapy
Verified Verified
Warrington WA2
I'm Lucy, a Certified Play and Creative Arts Therapist. Play is a child's natural form of communication, and is how they process their experiences and emotions. I work directly with children using play and the arts to help them explore their feelings without the need for words in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment. This includes sand, games, instruments, puppets, dance/movement equipment, clay/dough and creative arts materials. Play Therapy sessions are child-led and aim to help children reach their potential and improve mental well-being.
I'm Lucy, a Certified Play and Creative Arts Therapist. Play is a child's natural form of communication, and is how they process their experiences and emotions. I work directly with children using play and the arts to help them explore their feelings without the need for words in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment. This includes sand, games, instruments, puppets, dance/movement equipment, clay/dough and creative arts materials. Play Therapy sessions are child-led and aim to help children reach their potential and improve mental well-being.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Warrington

100+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Warrington who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
94% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
85% Stress
75% Bereavement
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% AXA PPP
59% Aviva
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Warrington see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Warrington?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.