Counselling in Wellesbourne

Photo of Lynda Squires, Counsellor in Wellesbourne, England
Lynda Squires
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wellesbourne CV35
I understand you may have various reasons for seeking support and I'm here to help you navigate through them. Whether you're feeling lost or disconnected, experiencing anxiety, depression or dealing with difficult past experiences, it might be the right time to explore and address these emotions. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, struggling with negative thoughts, or questioning why you can't seem to get things sorted. It's not uncommon to wish for better relationships and wonder why others appear happier, more successful, or more together.
I understand you may have various reasons for seeking support and I'm here to help you navigate through them. Whether you're feeling lost or disconnected, experiencing anxiety, depression or dealing with difficult past experiences, it might be the right time to explore and address these emotions. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, struggling with negative thoughts, or questioning why you can't seem to get things sorted. It's not uncommon to wish for better relationships and wonder why others appear happier, more successful, or more together.
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Photo of Bright Futures Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Bright Futures Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wellesbourne CV35
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
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Photo of Karen McDonald. Arts Psychotherapist - Dramatherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Karen McDonald. Arts Psychotherapist - Dramatherapist
MA
Verified
Wellesbourne CV35
I offer a safe, empathic, & open creative space for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Dramatherapy offers a unique creative psychotherapy. You will have the freedom to communicate in different ways, find your own way of working and access your inner resources. I will keep you safe and provide a range of creative therapeutic approaches which meet your needs as a whole person, help you develop the internal skills to manage pain & distress, and offer opportunities for change. It’s a privilege to work alongside and guide people as they express themselves, explore their difficulties and find their own path of healing.
I offer a safe, empathic, & open creative space for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Dramatherapy offers a unique creative psychotherapy. You will have the freedom to communicate in different ways, find your own way of working and access your inner resources. I will keep you safe and provide a range of creative therapeutic approaches which meet your needs as a whole person, help you develop the internal skills to manage pain & distress, and offer opportunities for change. It’s a privilege to work alongside and guide people as they express themselves, explore their difficulties and find their own path of healing.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Martin Hewitt in Wellesbourne, England
Martin Hewitt
Verified
1 Endorsed
Coventry CV35
Waitlist for new clients
I am a wellbeing coach. My training is in counselling, positive psychology and nlp. My aim is to help clients to discover pathways to being both well and successful. I worked for 20 years counselling in a religious context, and subsequently 15 years as a wellbeing coach in secondary education working with teenagers and adults. I am also a qualified mindfulness teacher. Recently I have worked particularly with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and bereavement. I have also worked with young people coming to terms with ADHD, ASD and associated learning and behavioural challenges.
I am a wellbeing coach. My training is in counselling, positive psychology and nlp. My aim is to help clients to discover pathways to being both well and successful. I worked for 20 years counselling in a religious context, and subsequently 15 years as a wellbeing coach in secondary education working with teenagers and adults. I am also a qualified mindfulness teacher. Recently I have worked particularly with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and bereavement. I have also worked with young people coming to terms with ADHD, ASD and associated learning and behavioural challenges.
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Photo of Jacqueline Lane Jungian Analyst, Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Jacqueline Lane Jungian Analyst
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Warwick CV35
I am a very experienced therapist, I have worked within the NHS and in Private Practice since 1994 and am a Senior Jungian Analyst, a Training Analyst, an Examiner and a Supervisor. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing relationship difficulties, difficulties in the workplace and those suffering from depression and anxiety. There is a wisdom in anxiety, any emotional crisis is a call for personal growth, for insight and to a new path through life. The belief that symptoms have meaning leads to a more positive approach and outcome, so that suffering is not in vain but the prelude to a more meaningful life.
I am a very experienced therapist, I have worked within the NHS and in Private Practice since 1994 and am a Senior Jungian Analyst, a Training Analyst, an Examiner and a Supervisor. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing relationship difficulties, difficulties in the workplace and those suffering from depression and anxiety. There is a wisdom in anxiety, any emotional crisis is a call for personal growth, for insight and to a new path through life. The belief that symptoms have meaning leads to a more positive approach and outcome, so that suffering is not in vain but the prelude to a more meaningful life.
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Photo of Diana Hughes, Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Diana Hughes
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Warwick CV34
Even the strongest of us need help and support, and therapy is not meant to “fix” someone but to help them discover their full potential, this is my philosophy. Therapy is like a journey that the therapist and the client undertake together to explore the best options, with the client being the expert in their lives. Nobody knows better our life and what does it mean to be us than ourselves. Therapy is there to act as a guide for these explorations. And it is a privilege for the therapist to be part of this very personal journey and to share her knowledge and expertise, enabling in this way the change for a better life.
Even the strongest of us need help and support, and therapy is not meant to “fix” someone but to help them discover their full potential, this is my philosophy. Therapy is like a journey that the therapist and the client undertake together to explore the best options, with the client being the expert in their lives. Nobody knows better our life and what does it mean to be us than ourselves. Therapy is there to act as a guide for these explorations. And it is a privilege for the therapist to be part of this very personal journey and to share her knowledge and expertise, enabling in this way the change for a better life.
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Photo of Samantha Beishon, Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Samantha Beishon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Warwick CV35
Life can throw many challenges at us, sometimes navigated well but at times can become overwhelming, and some help is welcome. As an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist I have worked with adults and young people to help them find their way through emotional and mental distress. With an understanding of how issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma impacts everyday life, I offer a confidential space to work with you to find relief from these emotional challenges. We often have a sense of how we want to be but can't get there alone, our thoughts often getting in the way.
Life can throw many challenges at us, sometimes navigated well but at times can become overwhelming, and some help is welcome. As an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist I have worked with adults and young people to help them find their way through emotional and mental distress. With an understanding of how issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma impacts everyday life, I offer a confidential space to work with you to find relief from these emotional challenges. We often have a sense of how we want to be but can't get there alone, our thoughts often getting in the way.
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Photo of Gavin Farrell, Psychologist in Wellesbourne, England
Gavin Farrell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Warwick CV35  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am Dr Gavin Farrell, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with over 20 years experience in the NHS and private practice. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, stress and trauma related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder. I also have experience in helping people who find their health conditions may be exacerbated by stress and trauma including amongst others functional neurological disorders.
Welcome, I am Dr Gavin Farrell, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with over 20 years experience in the NHS and private practice. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, stress and trauma related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder. I also have experience in helping people who find their health conditions may be exacerbated by stress and trauma including amongst others functional neurological disorders.
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Photo of Therapy with Zoe, Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Therapy with Zoe
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Gaydon CV35
Welcome, I'm Zoe. Understanding you and your experiences is an important part of my therapeutic approach. I'm here to listen and offer a warm, empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental, safe space for you. Perhaps there is something specific you would like to explore in therapy, or you could be trying to make sense of what is causing you to feel the way you do. Maybe you are feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, and your mind is occupied with worries and unhelpful thoughts. Collaboratively, we can discover the patterns that maybe maintaining your difficulties, and support you to move towards living the life you would like to.
Welcome, I'm Zoe. Understanding you and your experiences is an important part of my therapeutic approach. I'm here to listen and offer a warm, empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental, safe space for you. Perhaps there is something specific you would like to explore in therapy, or you could be trying to make sense of what is causing you to feel the way you do. Maybe you are feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, and your mind is occupied with worries and unhelpful thoughts. Collaboratively, we can discover the patterns that maybe maintaining your difficulties, and support you to move towards living the life you would like to.
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Photo of Maria Reece, Counsellor in Wellesbourne, England
Maria Reece
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Coventry CV35
I have 25 years experience helping individuals and couples who are feeling stressed, unbalanced, confused, angry, stuck, unhappy, or overwhelmed. I can quickly help you to get more balanced, clear, effective, energised, confident, and happy in your life and relationships. I can also help you deal with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, PTSD, grief, and isolation. I can help couples who are stuck in negative patterns, such as repetitive rows that seem impossible to fix, or who are worried about issues of infidelity or lack of sexual intimacy.
I have 25 years experience helping individuals and couples who are feeling stressed, unbalanced, confused, angry, stuck, unhappy, or overwhelmed. I can quickly help you to get more balanced, clear, effective, energised, confident, and happy in your life and relationships. I can also help you deal with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, PTSD, grief, and isolation. I can help couples who are stuck in negative patterns, such as repetitive rows that seem impossible to fix, or who are worried about issues of infidelity or lack of sexual intimacy.
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Photo of Sarah Jane Steventon, Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Sarah Jane Steventon
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Warwick CV34
Sarah Steventon is a Psychotherapist and the founder of Warwickshire Specialist Anxiety Centre. Sarah is a specialist in psychopathology, and is one of the UK's leading experts in anxiety disorders. This style of working isn’t about giving advice or talking things through – this is about creating fast and effective change, utilising the brain's ability to rewire itself, known at neuroplasticity, to achieve the desired change. Due to the enormous amount of enquiries Sarah receives, she is not able to return all calls. If you wish to book in or enquire about therapy please use the contact form on her website www.sarahsteventon.com
Sarah Steventon is a Psychotherapist and the founder of Warwickshire Specialist Anxiety Centre. Sarah is a specialist in psychopathology, and is one of the UK's leading experts in anxiety disorders. This style of working isn’t about giving advice or talking things through – this is about creating fast and effective change, utilising the brain's ability to rewire itself, known at neuroplasticity, to achieve the desired change. Due to the enormous amount of enquiries Sarah receives, she is not able to return all calls. If you wish to book in or enquire about therapy please use the contact form on her website www.sarahsteventon.com
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Photo of Trauma Informed Psychotherapy-Amina Begum, Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Trauma Informed Psychotherapy-Amina Begum
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Warwick CV35  (Online Only)
I am a BACP & MNCPS Accredited (Somatic) Psychotherapist and qualified Clinical Supervisor with many years experience working with issues of Sexual Abuse (Male & Female), Childhood Sexual Abuse, Adult & Childhood Trauma, Complex Trauma, Self-Harm, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Anxiety, Depression, Self Harm, Flashbacks, Suicide Ideation, Family Issues, Relationship issues. I offer a warm, compassionate and non judgmental therapeutic relationship creating a safe space where you can freely explore your issues, feel heard, make sense of your difficulties and ultimately transition towards living a more fulfilled and empowered life.
I am a BACP & MNCPS Accredited (Somatic) Psychotherapist and qualified Clinical Supervisor with many years experience working with issues of Sexual Abuse (Male & Female), Childhood Sexual Abuse, Adult & Childhood Trauma, Complex Trauma, Self-Harm, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Anxiety, Depression, Self Harm, Flashbacks, Suicide Ideation, Family Issues, Relationship issues. I offer a warm, compassionate and non judgmental therapeutic relationship creating a safe space where you can freely explore your issues, feel heard, make sense of your difficulties and ultimately transition towards living a more fulfilled and empowered life.
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Photo of Clare Welch, Counsellor in Wellesbourne, England
Clare Welch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Warwick CV34
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
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Margaret Harper
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Warwick CV34
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for someone who listens with empathy but who will also intervene with strategies and tools during sessions? For tasks and experiments to carry out between sessions? I am that therapist! My approach is interactive and practical. My clients are seeking change, whatever their issues. They are adults, teenagers and couples. Whoever you are I will work hard to help you on your transformational journey, using a range of approaches, tailored to you particular issues.
Are you looking for someone who listens with empathy but who will also intervene with strategies and tools during sessions? For tasks and experiments to carry out between sessions? I am that therapist! My approach is interactive and practical. My clients are seeking change, whatever their issues. They are adults, teenagers and couples. Whoever you are I will work hard to help you on your transformational journey, using a range of approaches, tailored to you particular issues.
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Photo of Essential Minds, Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Essential Minds
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Coventry CV35
My Background I worked in the corporate sector for 25 years, running my own recruitment business and deriving great satisfaction from the challenge of this industry. However, over time, I noticed how people can end up feeling trapped, overburdened by mental health issues that they didn’t feel they could communicate to others. I also struggled in my own way, which is what led me to learn as much as possible about personal development – a journey that began in 1993. Since then, I have always wanted to dedicate myself to educating those experiencing the same issues and supporting them manage their well-being more effectively. As
My Background I worked in the corporate sector for 25 years, running my own recruitment business and deriving great satisfaction from the challenge of this industry. However, over time, I noticed how people can end up feeling trapped, overburdened by mental health issues that they didn’t feel they could communicate to others. I also struggled in my own way, which is what led me to learn as much as possible about personal development – a journey that began in 1993. Since then, I have always wanted to dedicate myself to educating those experiencing the same issues and supporting them manage their well-being more effectively. As
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Photo of Mary Scott, Counsellor in Wellesbourne, England
Mary Scott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Warwick CV35  (Online Only)
It can be hard to make contact with someone new and find courage to seek therapy. I always arrange an initial session where we can explore what you need, your expectations and if you have any particular concerns about counselling .This can help you work out if I am right for you and indeed for me to see if I feel I can help. I offer regular 50 minute counselling sessions to give you space to understand why you might feel the way you do and how you may begin to feel better. I can help you develop awareness of patterns from the past that may be effecting your life today so you can find ways to feel more in control of your present life
It can be hard to make contact with someone new and find courage to seek therapy. I always arrange an initial session where we can explore what you need, your expectations and if you have any particular concerns about counselling .This can help you work out if I am right for you and indeed for me to see if I feel I can help. I offer regular 50 minute counselling sessions to give you space to understand why you might feel the way you do and how you may begin to feel better. I can help you develop awareness of patterns from the past that may be effecting your life today so you can find ways to feel more in control of your present life
020 3727 7280 View 020 3727 7280
Photo of Adrian Murray Counselling , Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Adrian Murray Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Warwick CV35
We all struggle with many things from all kinds of abuse in our lives, be that Anxiety, Depression, various trauma, from major or minor incidents, along with equality issues, organisational issues, bereavement, self harm, family issues, post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), personality disorders, and many other issues. No matter how low or out of control these issues make us feel, with the right support and relationship we can get through these difficult times in our lives. You do not have to go through this on your own. I can listen and support without any judgement. I can offer advice and my experience.
We all struggle with many things from all kinds of abuse in our lives, be that Anxiety, Depression, various trauma, from major or minor incidents, along with equality issues, organisational issues, bereavement, self harm, family issues, post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), personality disorders, and many other issues. No matter how low or out of control these issues make us feel, with the right support and relationship we can get through these difficult times in our lives. You do not have to go through this on your own. I can listen and support without any judgement. I can offer advice and my experience.
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Photo of Julie Pittock Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Wellesbourne, England
Julie Pittock Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Warwick CV35
Not accepting new clients
Counselling/psychotherapy is an individual experience and I understand that speaking to someone about what is bothering you can be a very difficult decision. I aim to offer a way of building a strong, confidential and professional relationship in which you can feel safe enough to share and explore difficulties at your own pace. I work to help and support you by being alongside whatever life journey you find yourself travelling along.
Counselling/psychotherapy is an individual experience and I understand that speaking to someone about what is bothering you can be a very difficult decision. I aim to offer a way of building a strong, confidential and professional relationship in which you can feel safe enough to share and explore difficulties at your own pace. I work to help and support you by being alongside whatever life journey you find yourself travelling along.
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Photo of Michelle Cahill, Counsellor in Wellesbourne, England
Michelle Cahill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Kineton CV35
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified counsellor who is also currently in my final year of an MSc in Psychotherapy at Warwick University, which upon completion will make me a UKCP accredited psychotherapist. I am passionate about working with trauma, & welcome survivors of sexual abuse & domestic abuse. I particularly enjoy working with parents who are managing their trauma alongside their parental responsibilities and relationships. I provide a safe and non-judgemental space to explore thoughts & feelings around one's sense of who they are both to self, & in relationship with others.
I am a qualified counsellor who is also currently in my final year of an MSc in Psychotherapy at Warwick University, which upon completion will make me a UKCP accredited psychotherapist. I am passionate about working with trauma, & welcome survivors of sexual abuse & domestic abuse. I particularly enjoy working with parents who are managing their trauma alongside their parental responsibilities and relationships. I provide a safe and non-judgemental space to explore thoughts & feelings around one's sense of who they are both to self, & in relationship with others.
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Photo of Dr Joshua Mark Spooner, Psychologist in Wellesbourne, England
Dr Joshua Mark Spooner
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Warwick CV35
Welcome. The fact that you are here demonstrates a natural and healthy drive inside of you, a drive that has motivated you to want to connect and talk about things that are going on in your life. Whether it be a recent traumatic incident, persistent recurring low moods, overwhelming anxiety or a pattern of relating to others that has proved unsatisfactory, I would like to help. I aim to provide a safe but at times challenging environment where you will be encouraged to examine and let go of old and outdated ways of coping that whilst in the past may have been helpful are now getting in the way of the life you want to lead.
Welcome. The fact that you are here demonstrates a natural and healthy drive inside of you, a drive that has motivated you to want to connect and talk about things that are going on in your life. Whether it be a recent traumatic incident, persistent recurring low moods, overwhelming anxiety or a pattern of relating to others that has proved unsatisfactory, I would like to help. I aim to provide a safe but at times challenging environment where you will be encouraged to examine and let go of old and outdated ways of coping that whilst in the past may have been helpful are now getting in the way of the life you want to lead.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wellesbourne

< 10

Counsellors in Wellesbourne who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Parenting
100% School Issues
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Wellesbourne see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wellesbourne?

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.