Photo of Simon Gaddes, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Simon Gaddes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wells BA5
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
01749 608476 View 01749 608476
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Duncan Moss
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Thursday.
I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Thursday.
07815 563832 View 07815 563832
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Elaine Hutchinson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
01749 605317 View 01749 605317
Photo of Jessica L Rewse-Davies, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jessica L Rewse-Davies
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Would you like to feel less fearful, not be held back by your thoughts, to feel more at ease in yourself and with others, and experience more confidence? Maybe you'd like to better understand how past experiences may be impacting you in the present, and how to change familiar and unhelpful patterns to improve your relationships? With skilled and focused support all of this is possible! You are unique so I aim to work with your experiences in a way that is suited to you. I work with a range of issues and have a particular passion for working with anger, depressive feelings, and communication issues that impede relationships.
Would you like to feel less fearful, not be held back by your thoughts, to feel more at ease in yourself and with others, and experience more confidence? Maybe you'd like to better understand how past experiences may be impacting you in the present, and how to change familiar and unhelpful patterns to improve your relationships? With skilled and focused support all of this is possible! You are unique so I aim to work with your experiences in a way that is suited to you. I work with a range of issues and have a particular passion for working with anger, depressive feelings, and communication issues that impede relationships.
01749 608468 View 01749 608468
Photo of Dr Damian Stoupe, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Dr Damian Stoupe
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5  (Online Only)
Counselling should be fun and help us live a life where we are free to encounter, without fear, the daily surprises life throws at us. I work with an approach that builds on your strengths and focuses on happiness, not depression, the future, not the past. My PhD research has revealed that fun is not just about socialising; it’s a potent catalyst for emotional and intellectual growth, with benefits for your personal life and career development.
Counselling should be fun and help us live a life where we are free to encounter, without fear, the daily surprises life throws at us. I work with an approach that builds on your strengths and focuses on happiness, not depression, the future, not the past. My PhD research has revealed that fun is not just about socialising; it’s a potent catalyst for emotional and intellectual growth, with benefits for your personal life and career development.
01749 605555 View 01749 605555
Photo of Samantha Swallow, MBACP, Counsellor
Samantha Swallow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor (and also a qualified CBT Therapist) and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor (and also a qualified CBT Therapist) and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
01749 608308 View 01749 608308
Photo of Henrietta Lang, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Henrietta Lang
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Waitlist for new clients
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
01749 605551 View 01749 605551
Photo of Jane Ross-Wheatley, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Jane Ross-Wheatley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I offer a safe, caring and confidential space to help you feel emotionally supported to explore whatever is troubling you, as sometimes issues can be difficult to work through on your own, whether that is building resilience, reducing anxiety, grappling with loss, understanding relationships or identifying triggers of uncomfortable feelings, for example. Giving yourself the space to reflect upon your life can help you to find clarity of thought, feel more grounded, increases your ability to find solutions and be able to move forward more confidently.
I offer a safe, caring and confidential space to help you feel emotionally supported to explore whatever is troubling you, as sometimes issues can be difficult to work through on your own, whether that is building resilience, reducing anxiety, grappling with loss, understanding relationships or identifying triggers of uncomfortable feelings, for example. Giving yourself the space to reflect upon your life can help you to find clarity of thought, feel more grounded, increases your ability to find solutions and be able to move forward more confidently.
01749 608439 View 01749 608439
Photo of Lauren Amy-Louise Friend, BACP, Counsellor
Lauren Amy-Louise Friend
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
A warm welcome to my profile, and well done on making the first step which is often the most difficult. I am a kind, professional fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor and have been supporting clients in a therapeutic setting with substance abuse for 7 years and during this time I have come to realise that the addiction is not the problem it’s the pain that keeps them in it, with this in mind I have supported clients with: Shame, Self-harm, Abuse (emotional, sexual, physical, financial) , Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Childhood issues and Bereavement.
A warm welcome to my profile, and well done on making the first step which is often the most difficult. I am a kind, professional fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor and have been supporting clients in a therapeutic setting with substance abuse for 7 years and during this time I have come to realise that the addiction is not the problem it’s the pain that keeps them in it, with this in mind I have supported clients with: Shame, Self-harm, Abuse (emotional, sexual, physical, financial) , Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Childhood issues and Bereavement.
01749 608542 View 01749 608542
Photo of Wendy Churchill, MBACP, Counsellor
Wendy Churchill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I am an MBACP Registered, Relate trained relationship counsellor and psychosexual therapist. I am experienced at working with couples and individuals at every stage in a relationship and am qualified in supporting people with a wide range of sexual issues and dysfunctions. I work with a wide range of problems including communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, divorce, affairs, self esteem, grief, issues of trust, difficulties with the wider family, cultural differences, intimacy issues and sexual dysfunction.
I am an MBACP Registered, Relate trained relationship counsellor and psychosexual therapist. I am experienced at working with couples and individuals at every stage in a relationship and am qualified in supporting people with a wide range of sexual issues and dysfunctions. I work with a wide range of problems including communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, divorce, affairs, self esteem, grief, issues of trust, difficulties with the wider family, cultural differences, intimacy issues and sexual dysfunction.
01761 258239 View 01761 258239
Photo of Dr Lorna Stewart, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Lorna Stewart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
01749 608294 View 01749 608294
Photo of Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
01458 552285 View 01458 552285
Photo of Geoff Lamb, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Geoff Lamb
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wells BA5
Having a fulfilling and lasting relationship is something we all aspire to, but it isn't always easy. Relationships can go wrong for all sorts of reasons and it's difficult to know where to go for help. In my work as a sex and relationship therapist, I work with both couples and individuals to not only get your relationship back on track and improve communication, but also to help it develop so that it achieves its full potential. Often, problems in a relationship can be an opportunity to develop it so get in touch with me if you need some help either to heal a crisis or to make your relationship the best it can be.
Having a fulfilling and lasting relationship is something we all aspire to, but it isn't always easy. Relationships can go wrong for all sorts of reasons and it's difficult to know where to go for help. In my work as a sex and relationship therapist, I work with both couples and individuals to not only get your relationship back on track and improve communication, but also to help it develop so that it achieves its full potential. Often, problems in a relationship can be an opportunity to develop it so get in touch with me if you need some help either to heal a crisis or to make your relationship the best it can be.
01342 777702 View 01342 777702
Photo of Karen King-Harris, MSc, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Karen King-Harris
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
0118 230 0521 View 0118 230 0521
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Andrew Ayers Talking Therapies Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wells BA5
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
01225 985715 View 01225 985715
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Carly Darnell Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Life's journey can be intricate, and at times, we all need someone to share the load. As your dedicated counsellor, I bring a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to our transformative sessions, exploring your emotions, conquering obstacles, and unlocking your true potential. Whether you simply need someone to talk to or wish to delve deeper into personal challenges, I am here for you. Let's embark on a journey toward resilience, joy, and self-fulfilment together. I would love to be on your path to personal growth.
Life's journey can be intricate, and at times, we all need someone to share the load. As your dedicated counsellor, I bring a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to our transformative sessions, exploring your emotions, conquering obstacles, and unlocking your true potential. Whether you simply need someone to talk to or wish to delve deeper into personal challenges, I am here for you. Let's embark on a journey toward resilience, joy, and self-fulfilment together. I would love to be on your path to personal growth.
01458 552293 View 01458 552293
Photo of Julie Page, MBACP, Counsellor
Julie Page
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Hi, I'm Julie, and I am passionate about working with people who have experienced abuse or trauma, whether it be sexual, physical or emotional. When we experience trauma we lose part of who we truly are because of the after effects, such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociation (when we feel distanced from our emotions or ‘spaced out’, as if we’re living on autopilot). I love helping people rediscover who they really are by creating an environment in which they feel safe and completely accepted. I don't analyse you but with careful listening will know what we need to work on.
Hi, I'm Julie, and I am passionate about working with people who have experienced abuse or trauma, whether it be sexual, physical or emotional. When we experience trauma we lose part of who we truly are because of the after effects, such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociation (when we feel distanced from our emotions or ‘spaced out’, as if we’re living on autopilot). I love helping people rediscover who they really are by creating an environment in which they feel safe and completely accepted. I don't analyse you but with careful listening will know what we need to work on.
01458 555909 View 01458 555909
Photo of Emma Jane Moss, MBACP, Counsellor
Emma Jane Moss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Integrative Counsellor with more than 10 years experience working at Mind and in private practice. I offer both long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people. My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can feel safe and understood and where you can explore the things that feel important to you. I work creatively and am pro-active, but am never directive and am not limited to just one way of working. Quite the reverse. I will recognise you as an individual with unique thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, experiences and circumstances and will tailor my work accordingly.
I am an Integrative Counsellor with more than 10 years experience working at Mind and in private practice. I offer both long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people. My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can feel safe and understood and where you can explore the things that feel important to you. I work creatively and am pro-active, but am never directive and am not limited to just one way of working. Quite the reverse. I will recognise you as an individual with unique thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, experiences and circumstances and will tailor my work accordingly.
07723 495175 View 07723 495175
Photo of Nicola J Foster, COSRT General, Psychotherapist
Nicola J Foster
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wells BA5  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My name is Nicola, I'm a qualified relationship and psychosexual therapist. For the foreseeable future I am working online. I am also a qualified NLP coach. I see couples and individuals for short or long-term psychosexual and relationship therapy. My approach is integrative. I help with rebuilding intimacy, mismatched desire, affairs and betrayals, loss, relationship difficulties, , open-relating, sexual problems, self esteem and confidence.
My name is Nicola, I'm a qualified relationship and psychosexual therapist. For the foreseeable future I am working online. I am also a qualified NLP coach. I see couples and individuals for short or long-term psychosexual and relationship therapy. My approach is integrative. I help with rebuilding intimacy, mismatched desire, affairs and betrayals, loss, relationship difficulties, , open-relating, sexual problems, self esteem and confidence.
020 3962 1378 View 020 3962 1378
Photo of Dean John Gaylard, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Dean John Gaylard
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wells BA5  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you struggling with emotional overwhelm, low self esteem, anxiety or depression and struggling to recognise your own worth? If so I’d love to offer you a space where you can begin to share your experiences without fear of judgment, expectation or pressure to be anything other than your natural self. My goal is to help you feel as safe, supported and comfortable as possible in our sessions, so we can begin to explore the origins of any difficulties you may be experiencing and find ways to empower and support you moving forwards.
Hello! Are you struggling with emotional overwhelm, low self esteem, anxiety or depression and struggling to recognise your own worth? If so I’d love to offer you a space where you can begin to share your experiences without fear of judgment, expectation or pressure to be anything other than your natural self. My goal is to help you feel as safe, supported and comfortable as possible in our sessions, so we can begin to explore the origins of any difficulties you may be experiencing and find ways to empower and support you moving forwards.
01373 485158 View 01373 485158

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wells

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Wells who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
83% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aviva
44% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
44% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Wells see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wells?

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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.