Counselling in Wath upon Dearne

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Dearne Valley Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wath upon Dearne S63
I am a therapist based in the Dearne Valley, conveniently near Cortonwood Retail Park. I offer a safe and compassionate place to explore your feelings without judgement, in a warm practical and down to earth manner. I understand that it can be difficult to talk and understand some feelings and these may be overwhelming and confusing to you.  I can help you to bring clarity to a situation and help you to move forward with confidence. I follow the BACP ethical framework and am bound by its guidelines to work with your best interests. Provided counselling for the NHS and charities such as Cruse Bereavement and Barnsley Bereavement.
I am a therapist based in the Dearne Valley, conveniently near Cortonwood Retail Park. I offer a safe and compassionate place to explore your feelings without judgement, in a warm practical and down to earth manner. I understand that it can be difficult to talk and understand some feelings and these may be overwhelming and confusing to you.  I can help you to bring clarity to a situation and help you to move forward with confidence. I follow the BACP ethical framework and am bound by its guidelines to work with your best interests. Provided counselling for the NHS and charities such as Cruse Bereavement and Barnsley Bereavement.
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Mike Underwood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wath upon Dearne S63
Feeling you're the only one struggling is natural if you're going through anxiety, low self-esteem or depression. Everyone else seems happy whilst you're checking yourself or feeling embarrassed at something you said. I know how it feels to experience the gloom of isolation and the frustration of being misunderstood. You yearn for peace, love, and connection but end up exhausted from overthinking, blaming yourself, and people-pleasing. Perhaps you want to find the cause of your problems and get back on track but aren't sure where to start. However, if you need an understanding person to talk to in privacy, I can help.
Feeling you're the only one struggling is natural if you're going through anxiety, low self-esteem or depression. Everyone else seems happy whilst you're checking yourself or feeling embarrassed at something you said. I know how it feels to experience the gloom of isolation and the frustration of being misunderstood. You yearn for peace, love, and connection but end up exhausted from overthinking, blaming yourself, and people-pleasing. Perhaps you want to find the cause of your problems and get back on track but aren't sure where to start. However, if you need an understanding person to talk to in privacy, I can help.
01709 916637 View 01709 916637
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TR Counselling & Supervision Service.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wath upon Dearne S63
Welcome to my profile page. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Supervisor with over 20 years' experience. I work with and integrated approach which means I use several other counselling approaches within my work to help you to reach your goals. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Coach-Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy, these approaches may help you to develop better coping strategies. I work face-to-face and online using video call on Skype, WhatsApp or other platforms. I work with adults and adolescence aged 11 years and up. Young people often value been able to talk through their feelings in private.
Welcome to my profile page. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Supervisor with over 20 years' experience. I work with and integrated approach which means I use several other counselling approaches within my work to help you to reach your goals. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Coach-Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy, these approaches may help you to develop better coping strategies. I work face-to-face and online using video call on Skype, WhatsApp or other platforms. I work with adults and adolescence aged 11 years and up. Young people often value been able to talk through their feelings in private.
01709 911935 View 01709 911935

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Joanne Kay, Counsellor in Wath upon Dearne, England
Joanne Kay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S4  (Online Only)
Online Only Therapist. Specialism: My area of most experience tends to be working with low mood and depression. These labels, however, encompass a lot of varied symptoms and causes. Commonly other issues are intertwined such as trauma, anxiety and low self-esteem. Clients that begin to work with me often do so because they find that their feelings, thoughts or other symptoms have begun to affect areas of functioning in life; they find that coping mechanisms that have been helpful in the past (whether 'healthy' or 'unhealthy') are beginning to work less effectively.
Online Only Therapist. Specialism: My area of most experience tends to be working with low mood and depression. These labels, however, encompass a lot of varied symptoms and causes. Commonly other issues are intertwined such as trauma, anxiety and low self-esteem. Clients that begin to work with me often do so because they find that their feelings, thoughts or other symptoms have begun to affect areas of functioning in life; they find that coping mechanisms that have been helpful in the past (whether 'healthy' or 'unhealthy') are beginning to work less effectively.
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Natalie Kendall
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S73
Hello! Nice to meet you! I'm Natalie (Nat)—an integrative therapist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Welcome to Spectrum Counselling. I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P. I offer a safe, kind, and non-judgmental counselling services. I embrace neurodiversity as I have years of personal and professional experience. ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia and other cognitive conditions (diagnosed and undiagnosed.) However, it is your experience that counts. It can be difficult to Reach out and I am here for you to listen and understand your needs.
Hello! Nice to meet you! I'm Natalie (Nat)—an integrative therapist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Welcome to Spectrum Counselling. I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P. I offer a safe, kind, and non-judgmental counselling services. I embrace neurodiversity as I have years of personal and professional experience. ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia and other cognitive conditions (diagnosed and undiagnosed.) However, it is your experience that counts. It can be difficult to Reach out and I am here for you to listen and understand your needs.
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Dr Rachel Crane
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN6
I offer a compassionate and supportive space to work towards goals of effectively handling difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. I support clients to gain a deeper insight into what is most important and meaningful to them, which helps to make significant changes, fostering personal growth and well-being, creating a rich and values-focused life. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is collaborative and non-judgmental and draws on a number of evidence-based models to best suit the needs of each client allowing them to make sense of their difficulties and adopt new ways to cope.
I offer a compassionate and supportive space to work towards goals of effectively handling difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. I support clients to gain a deeper insight into what is most important and meaningful to them, which helps to make significant changes, fostering personal growth and well-being, creating a rich and values-focused life. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is collaborative and non-judgmental and draws on a number of evidence-based models to best suit the needs of each client allowing them to make sense of their difficulties and adopt new ways to cope.
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Photo of Abbie Rhodes, Counsellor in Wath upon Dearne, England
Abbie Rhodes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotherham S63
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
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Deborah Stocks
MSc
Not Verified Not Verified
Doncaster DN12
I am a psychosexual therapist and I work with both individuals and couples, helping them to understand how their physical, social and emotional factors can impact on their sexual difficulties. Some people can find talking about their sexual issues difficult especially with their partners. I will make you feel more comfortable when sharing and expressing your sexual difficulty. You may also have some mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence around your sexual issues. Talking and resolving your mental health will help with your sexual issues. My nursing expertise are working with people wit
I am a psychosexual therapist and I work with both individuals and couples, helping them to understand how their physical, social and emotional factors can impact on their sexual difficulties. Some people can find talking about their sexual issues difficult especially with their partners. I will make you feel more comfortable when sharing and expressing your sexual difficulty. You may also have some mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence around your sexual issues. Talking and resolving your mental health will help with your sexual issues. My nursing expertise are working with people wit
01709 911657 View 01709 911657
Photo of Mind Matters Online Therapy with Mia Muscat, Counsellor in Wath upon Dearne, England
Mind Matters Online Therapy with Mia Muscat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S35  (Online Only)
Hi there, Are you ready to make some changes in your life? Do you feel the time has come to address the overwhelming anxieties you are having to deal with? Is a lack of confidence negatively impacting you? Are you living with an eating disorder? Is your bereavement overwhelming? Are you fed up acting like the strong one? Do you need to get in touch with yourself ? Maybe you need a private space to unpack issues and focus on you and your growth. My name is Mia, I have been helping clients since 2005. Knowing that I've been able to support, help and facilitate change to my clients outcomes and outlooks is an amazing privilege.
Hi there, Are you ready to make some changes in your life? Do you feel the time has come to address the overwhelming anxieties you are having to deal with? Is a lack of confidence negatively impacting you? Are you living with an eating disorder? Is your bereavement overwhelming? Are you fed up acting like the strong one? Do you need to get in touch with yourself ? Maybe you need a private space to unpack issues and focus on you and your growth. My name is Mia, I have been helping clients since 2005. Knowing that I've been able to support, help and facilitate change to my clients outcomes and outlooks is an amazing privilege.
0114 697 0910 View 0114 697 0910
Photo of Carolyn Hart, Psychotherapist in Wath upon Dearne, England
Carolyn Hart
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN1
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
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Photo of Holly Harrison CBT, Psychotherapist in Wath upon Dearne, England
Holly Harrison CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Doncaster DN1
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist who helps individuals work on themselves in a person centred way. Common problems I help people with are generalised anxiety, panic, worry, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress. I offer support in developing coping strategies to help improve distressing symptoms and help individuals achieve their goals. I strongly believe that looking after ourselves mentally is just as important as looking after ourselves physically, please contact me for a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist who helps individuals work on themselves in a person centred way. Common problems I help people with are generalised anxiety, panic, worry, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress. I offer support in developing coping strategies to help improve distressing symptoms and help individuals achieve their goals. I strongly believe that looking after ourselves mentally is just as important as looking after ourselves physically, please contact me for a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
01302 496540 View 01302 496540
Photo of Gemma Guest, Counsellor in Wath upon Dearne, England
Gemma Guest
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Gemma, I am a accredited Integrative Counsellor registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I believe now more than ever it has become critical to address the unhealthy patterns we find ourselves in order to improve our overall wellbeing.
Hi I'm Gemma, I am a accredited Integrative Counsellor registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I believe now more than ever it has become critical to address the unhealthy patterns we find ourselves in order to improve our overall wellbeing.
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Photo of Louise Fenton, Counsellor in Wath upon Dearne, England
Louise Fenton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN1
Do you have meltdowns and feel like you're losing control? Are you self harming or using behaviours that are not in your best interest? Do you have awful nightmares where you wake up in a sweat and you can't get back to sleep? Or maybe in the daytime you suddenly remember, or feel things that you can't explain? And they feel so upsetting you try anything not to have them? On the other hand, it might be 'not' remembering things that troubles you, it might be memory gaps, daydreaming, losing time or feeling unreal? Maybe the most painful thing for you is struggling with relationships, which leaves you feeling lonely and scared.
Do you have meltdowns and feel like you're losing control? Are you self harming or using behaviours that are not in your best interest? Do you have awful nightmares where you wake up in a sweat and you can't get back to sleep? Or maybe in the daytime you suddenly remember, or feel things that you can't explain? And they feel so upsetting you try anything not to have them? On the other hand, it might be 'not' remembering things that troubles you, it might be memory gaps, daydreaming, losing time or feeling unreal? Maybe the most painful thing for you is struggling with relationships, which leaves you feeling lonely and scared.
01724 709480 View 01724 709480
Photo of Daisy Carter, Psychotherapist in Wath upon Dearne, England
Daisy Carter
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN1  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with people from many different walks of life. My passion is working with those who (like me) are part of the LGBTQ+ community, who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and feel ready to make changes to improve how they are feeling. As LGBTQ+ people we can face more challenges from the world around us, which can contribute to difficulties leading to struggles with our mental health. This could be low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and other common mental health disorders.
I am experienced in working with people from many different walks of life. My passion is working with those who (like me) are part of the LGBTQ+ community, who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and feel ready to make changes to improve how they are feeling. As LGBTQ+ people we can face more challenges from the world around us, which can contribute to difficulties leading to struggles with our mental health. This could be low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and other common mental health disorders.
01302 490318 View 01302 490318
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Women/Girls: Self-esteem, Relationships, Anxiety.
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Rotherham S66
Are you often unhappy and anxious? Do you often feel overwhelmed or have difficulty making decisions? Do you struggle to build healthy relationships, always putting everyone else before yourself? In counselling, we will work towards developing coping skills that you can use outside of therapy to make your life better, reduce anxiety, and become more confident. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rewind Technique can help you move forward. You can identify the patterns in your life that cause you difficulty, and learn to change those unhelpful patterns. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping.
Are you often unhappy and anxious? Do you often feel overwhelmed or have difficulty making decisions? Do you struggle to build healthy relationships, always putting everyone else before yourself? In counselling, we will work towards developing coping skills that you can use outside of therapy to make your life better, reduce anxiety, and become more confident. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rewind Technique can help you move forward. You can identify the patterns in your life that cause you difficulty, and learn to change those unhelpful patterns. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping.
07404 448713 View 07404 448713
Photo of Faye Noyland Counselling, Counsellor in Wath upon Dearne, England
Faye Noyland Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S35
About me: There are times when we all need someone to listen and work alongside us for an issue that has become complex for us alone. I want to offer you time to be heard and explore issues that you are currently experiencing. It is important to me that we can collaborate and work together to develop a way with you of moving ahead. I think the relationship between counsellor and client is fundamental. I am happy to offer a free twenty minute session for assessment and to see if we are both happy to work together.
About me: There are times when we all need someone to listen and work alongside us for an issue that has become complex for us alone. I want to offer you time to be heard and explore issues that you are currently experiencing. It is important to me that we can collaborate and work together to develop a way with you of moving ahead. I think the relationship between counsellor and client is fundamental. I am happy to offer a free twenty minute session for assessment and to see if we are both happy to work together.
0114 697 6622 View 0114 697 6622
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Mukabo Road Safety
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Sheffield S5
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
01890 230058 View 01890 230058
Photo of Angela Pike, Counsellor in Wath upon Dearne, England
Angela Pike
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
People come to counselling for many different reasons; they may have lost their way in life or their passion and enthusiasm for the things that used to bring them joy. For all of those people who hope I will have all the answers, I don't! I will not tell you what to do, but....I WILL however, share any knowledge and resources I have with you to hopefully alleviate any emotional distress you are facing. Together we will develop your own set of skills and tools to use when necessary. I WILL offer you a safe and non-judgemental space, where you will be heard and understood, valued and respected.
People come to counselling for many different reasons; they may have lost their way in life or their passion and enthusiasm for the things that used to bring them joy. For all of those people who hope I will have all the answers, I don't! I will not tell you what to do, but....I WILL however, share any knowledge and resources I have with you to hopefully alleviate any emotional distress you are facing. Together we will develop your own set of skills and tools to use when necessary. I WILL offer you a safe and non-judgemental space, where you will be heard and understood, valued and respected.
0114 697 0158 View 0114 697 0158
Photo of Lee Raven, Counsellor in Wath upon Dearne, England
Lee Raven
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S62
I specialise in working with people who find themselves misunderstood, unwanted and even frightening to others. Relationships are almost impossible and always full of conflict. When you work with me I will support you to manage your emotions, navigate the mysterious world of relationships and find your path.
I specialise in working with people who find themselves misunderstood, unwanted and even frightening to others. Relationships are almost impossible and always full of conflict. When you work with me I will support you to manage your emotions, navigate the mysterious world of relationships and find your path.
0114 697 7711 View 0114 697 7711
Photo of Katie Colley, Psychotherapist in Wath upon Dearne, England
Katie Colley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S4
Do you feel like you are not yourself lately? Work or study is going well but you are ‘off your game’ at times and find yourself demotivated? Maybe the idea of social gatherings makes you feel anxious? Or friends have noticed something has changed in you. This can make you feel isolated and alone like no one understands. Perhaps you are finishing study or making a career change and are unsure of where you are going now. Do you struggle to be ‘truly you’ around family and friends who judge your choices? I offer a warm, inclusive, relaxed space where you can feel safe, accepted and understood.
Do you feel like you are not yourself lately? Work or study is going well but you are ‘off your game’ at times and find yourself demotivated? Maybe the idea of social gatherings makes you feel anxious? Or friends have noticed something has changed in you. This can make you feel isolated and alone like no one understands. Perhaps you are finishing study or making a career change and are unsure of where you are going now. Do you struggle to be ‘truly you’ around family and friends who judge your choices? I offer a warm, inclusive, relaxed space where you can feel safe, accepted and understood.
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Number of Counsellors in Wath upon Dearne

< 10

Counsellors in Wath upon Dearne who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Spirituality

Average years in practice

15 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in Wath upon Dearne see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wath upon Dearne?

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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.