Counselling in Wem

Photo of Scott Reeve, Counsellor in Wem, England
Scott Reeve
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wem SY4
My name is Scott Reeve, and I am a fully accredited and registered counsellor & psychotherapist with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), with over 11 years experience of providing counselling for individuals. I am qualified to MSc level (Masters), and have undergone extensive further training in many areas and am committed to ongoing professional development. I have worked in a variety of different settings, seeing a wide range of issues and needs over these years. Counselling gives the opportunity to dedicate time and space to explore personal issues in the hope this can provide a positive way forward.
My name is Scott Reeve, and I am a fully accredited and registered counsellor & psychotherapist with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), with over 11 years experience of providing counselling for individuals. I am qualified to MSc level (Masters), and have undergone extensive further training in many areas and am committed to ongoing professional development. I have worked in a variety of different settings, seeing a wide range of issues and needs over these years. Counselling gives the opportunity to dedicate time and space to explore personal issues in the hope this can provide a positive way forward.
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Photo of Hilary Stock, Psychotherapist in Wem, England
Hilary Stock
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Wem SY4
Whether you're seeking support for a particular issue, struggling with a painful event or simply wanting more from life, counselling and psychotherapy can help you gain a deeper awareness and understanding of yourself, your relationships with others and your place in the world. Whatever you're experiencing, the therapeutic relationship nurtures a confidential space where you're truly listened to, and met with a balance of warmth, empathy and respectful challenge. In giving attention to whatever is painful and difficult, it can enable the emergence of a stronger sense of self, and connection with meaning, purpose, potential and hope.
Whether you're seeking support for a particular issue, struggling with a painful event or simply wanting more from life, counselling and psychotherapy can help you gain a deeper awareness and understanding of yourself, your relationships with others and your place in the world. Whatever you're experiencing, the therapeutic relationship nurtures a confidential space where you're truly listened to, and met with a balance of warmth, empathy and respectful challenge. In giving attention to whatever is painful and difficult, it can enable the emergence of a stronger sense of self, and connection with meaning, purpose, potential and hope.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Carrington Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
Hello, I am a Integrative Counsellor Psychotherapist in modalities including CBT, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I found myself drawn to Integrative Counselling due to my belief no two people are the same. In order to truly help an individual I feel you need to draw on different modalities, tailoring a therapy unique to them and their life journey. I am BACP registered and always demonstrate their beliefs and values being non judgmental and congruent, creating a safe environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Please feel free to contact with any questions you may have.
Hello, I am a Integrative Counsellor Psychotherapist in modalities including CBT, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I found myself drawn to Integrative Counselling due to my belief no two people are the same. In order to truly help an individual I feel you need to draw on different modalities, tailoring a therapy unique to them and their life journey. I am BACP registered and always demonstrate their beliefs and values being non judgmental and congruent, creating a safe environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Please feel free to contact with any questions you may have.
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Illuminate Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Shrewsbury SY1
Katie is a highly skilled and compassionate CBT psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. Specialising in the treatment of complex trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, and attachment difficulties, Katie uses an individualised and formulation-driven approach to therapy. She has extensive experience working with adults and young people, Katie has a proven ability to build therapeutic relationships that facilitate growth and insight. With a friendly and empathetic approach, she empowers clients to take control of their own healing journey.
Katie is a highly skilled and compassionate CBT psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. Specialising in the treatment of complex trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, and attachment difficulties, Katie uses an individualised and formulation-driven approach to therapy. She has extensive experience working with adults and young people, Katie has a proven ability to build therapeutic relationships that facilitate growth and insight. With a friendly and empathetic approach, she empowers clients to take control of their own healing journey.
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Photo of Dr Victoria Watton, Psychologist in Wem, England
Dr Victoria Watton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury SY1
How would you feel if I told you that you can stop feeling scared, unsafe and overwhelmed ? That you could connect with those around you in an authentic and meaningful way, rather than masking yourself because you fear losing them ? I can tell you this as I have supported many people like yourself, living with complex trauma to let go of the patterns that are keeping them low, anxious, dissociated, paranoid and lonely. I work with people just like you to firstly understand what has happened to them and how the strategies they are currently using have come to be. I then work to introduce new ways of being in the world.
How would you feel if I told you that you can stop feeling scared, unsafe and overwhelmed ? That you could connect with those around you in an authentic and meaningful way, rather than masking yourself because you fear losing them ? I can tell you this as I have supported many people like yourself, living with complex trauma to let go of the patterns that are keeping them low, anxious, dissociated, paranoid and lonely. I work with people just like you to firstly understand what has happened to them and how the strategies they are currently using have come to be. I then work to introduce new ways of being in the world.
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Photo of Doreen Workman, Psychotherapist in Wem, England
Doreen Workman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
Do you feel stuck? Are you having panic attacks or feeling numb and detached? Are you avoiding places and people, short tempered and on edge all the time? Do you feel overwhelmed by intense feelings that remind you of something that happened a long time ago? Are you struggling to sleep, having dreams and nightmares? Maybe you are experiencing what is often described as trauma or PTSD. Events such as childhood abuse, bullying, assaults in adulthood, car accidents, domestic violence - all can lead to symptoms and responses that result in you being stuck in the past.
Do you feel stuck? Are you having panic attacks or feeling numb and detached? Are you avoiding places and people, short tempered and on edge all the time? Do you feel overwhelmed by intense feelings that remind you of something that happened a long time ago? Are you struggling to sleep, having dreams and nightmares? Maybe you are experiencing what is often described as trauma or PTSD. Events such as childhood abuse, bullying, assaults in adulthood, car accidents, domestic violence - all can lead to symptoms and responses that result in you being stuck in the past.
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Photo of Julia Kaya, Counsellor in Wem, England
Julia Kaya
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
I will be on annual leave 22/12/23 - 9/01/2024. I have been working as a counsellor for over 17 years. Working as a counsellor in Addictions services, Probation, GP surgeries, EAP and staff counsellor at a local charity. I have taught in a Shropshire College developing and delivering Counselling and Mental Wellbeing courses. I supervise staff at a 2 local mental health charities. I work from an office based in Shrewsbury, online or by phone. Trauma work is delivered face to face or online. I work as an Integrated counsellor and use different theories to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.
I will be on annual leave 22/12/23 - 9/01/2024. I have been working as a counsellor for over 17 years. Working as a counsellor in Addictions services, Probation, GP surgeries, EAP and staff counsellor at a local charity. I have taught in a Shropshire College developing and delivering Counselling and Mental Wellbeing courses. I supervise staff at a 2 local mental health charities. I work from an office based in Shrewsbury, online or by phone. Trauma work is delivered face to face or online. I work as an Integrated counsellor and use different theories to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.
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Photo of Stephanie Huntington, Counsellor in Wem, England
Stephanie Huntington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
Often difficult experiences, emotions, thoughts, or behaviours can lead to feelings of hopelessness, however this should never the case, choosing to seek support is a brave move and the first step to alleviating whatever distress you’re experiencing. I work with individuals hoping to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life for themselves. My work focuses on providing a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore your problems in depth and the changes you would like to make. From this understanding, an individualised plan is developed to support you in experiencing a more enriching and meaningful life.
Often difficult experiences, emotions, thoughts, or behaviours can lead to feelings of hopelessness, however this should never the case, choosing to seek support is a brave move and the first step to alleviating whatever distress you’re experiencing. I work with individuals hoping to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life for themselves. My work focuses on providing a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore your problems in depth and the changes you would like to make. From this understanding, an individualised plan is developed to support you in experiencing a more enriching and meaningful life.
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Photo of Deborah Pennington, Counsellor in Wem, England
Deborah Pennington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
I’m an experienced and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor / Psychotherapist. As your counsellor I offer a safe, respectful space for you, where you can explore personal issues and emotions, within a gentle and warm approach. It may be that you are feeling anxious or stressed and would like to explore these in order to move towards a feeling of emotional well being. Perhaps you might want to talk about difficulties at work, with family, personal relationships or sexual difficulties. Counselling can support you to find the resilience to work through these with courage and to find coping methods.
I’m an experienced and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor / Psychotherapist. As your counsellor I offer a safe, respectful space for you, where you can explore personal issues and emotions, within a gentle and warm approach. It may be that you are feeling anxious or stressed and would like to explore these in order to move towards a feeling of emotional well being. Perhaps you might want to talk about difficulties at work, with family, personal relationships or sexual difficulties. Counselling can support you to find the resilience to work through these with courage and to find coping methods.
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Mitch Wappner
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence, without judgement and without the worry of burdening or upsetting someone then give me a call. I am here to offer a listening ear to anyone who is finding their life tough or challenging. I offer a safe space for you to talk freely about your concerns and issues. I give you the support you need to enable you to discover what is the best way forward for you, thereby giving you the best chance of a fulfilling life.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence, without judgement and without the worry of burdening or upsetting someone then give me a call. I am here to offer a listening ear to anyone who is finding their life tough or challenging. I offer a safe space for you to talk freely about your concerns and issues. I give you the support you need to enable you to discover what is the best way forward for you, thereby giving you the best chance of a fulfilling life.
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Photo of Lesley Ann Greenwood, Psychologist in Wem, England
Lesley Ann Greenwood
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
We all need to talk to someone at times, right now life is extremely difficult for many of us! Talking issues through is often the best way to deal with our conflicting emotions. I specialise in depression, anxiety, ​and weight management, along with mid-life transitions and relationship counseling. I believe talking to someone totally unconnected to the problem can help clients see their situation through fresh eyes. I use a combination of therapies to help clients restructure their lives and issues. I am based in a private location in South Cheshire. I also have clients based around the globe via video. Discretion is paramount!
We all need to talk to someone at times, right now life is extremely difficult for many of us! Talking issues through is often the best way to deal with our conflicting emotions. I specialise in depression, anxiety, ​and weight management, along with mid-life transitions and relationship counseling. I believe talking to someone totally unconnected to the problem can help clients see their situation through fresh eyes. I use a combination of therapies to help clients restructure their lives and issues. I am based in a private location in South Cheshire. I also have clients based around the globe via video. Discretion is paramount!
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Photo of Prajna Mani DasGupta Alexander, Counsellor in Wem, England
Prajna Mani DasGupta Alexander
Counsellor, PhD, ACC-CP
Verified Verified
Hodnet TF9
About me: I am a developmental psychologist (D.Phil) with a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. My practice is based on the belief that only the client is the expert on their own life. What I offer is a warm, supportive and empathic environment to facilitate your personal growth, and help you deal with whatever you are struggling with. About my Practice: My practice is based in Market Drayton, Shropshire, within easy reach of Crewe, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent. I offer 50 minute sessions once a week, and there are no minimum or maximum limits. In line with good practice I offer a regular review.
About me: I am a developmental psychologist (D.Phil) with a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. My practice is based on the belief that only the client is the expert on their own life. What I offer is a warm, supportive and empathic environment to facilitate your personal growth, and help you deal with whatever you are struggling with. About my Practice: My practice is based in Market Drayton, Shropshire, within easy reach of Crewe, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent. I offer 50 minute sessions once a week, and there are no minimum or maximum limits. In line with good practice I offer a regular review.
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Photo of Dr Leah Wood, Psychologist in Wem, England
Dr Leah Wood
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury SY3  (Online Only)
I am an experienced clinical psychologist who has extensive experience in supporting clients with a range of difficulties that impact on their mental health and overall wellbeing. I believe we all deserve to live a life where we feel empowered and able to cope with what life throws at us. Life becomes more manageable if we have a clear sense of who we are, what is genuinely important to us, and in what direction we want to take our lives. Reaching an understanding of how our past impacts on us in the present is often a key first step in developing an understanding of our internal world and how this affects us day to day.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist who has extensive experience in supporting clients with a range of difficulties that impact on their mental health and overall wellbeing. I believe we all deserve to live a life where we feel empowered and able to cope with what life throws at us. Life becomes more manageable if we have a clear sense of who we are, what is genuinely important to us, and in what direction we want to take our lives. Reaching an understanding of how our past impacts on us in the present is often a key first step in developing an understanding of our internal world and how this affects us day to day.
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Photo of Ines Fitzsimmons, Counsellor in Wem, England
Ines Fitzsimmons
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
Hello and a warm welcome to my profile. I am an Integrative Counsellor and my goal as a therapist is to provide a safe non-judgemental space, where my counselling clients can feel encouraged and supported through life’s challenges. Whatever you are going through, whether it is depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family problems, separation or divorce, emotional difficulties or bereavement, there is hope. I have extensive experience counselling in the third sector as well as general counselling practise in a GP surgery. I offer weekly counselling sessions face-to-face and online via Skype and telephone.
Hello and a warm welcome to my profile. I am an Integrative Counsellor and my goal as a therapist is to provide a safe non-judgemental space, where my counselling clients can feel encouraged and supported through life’s challenges. Whatever you are going through, whether it is depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family problems, separation or divorce, emotional difficulties or bereavement, there is hope. I have extensive experience counselling in the third sector as well as general counselling practise in a GP surgery. I offer weekly counselling sessions face-to-face and online via Skype and telephone.
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Photo of Being Yew (counselling and psychotherapy), Counsellor in Wem, England
Being Yew (counselling and psychotherapy)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Telford TF5
Life changes! Understanding the next step or how to proceed, initially can be one of the most difficult. Not knowing where to turn, what to do or even if tomorrow is going to happen! And if it does, how am I going to cope? This may be mental health, relationship challenges or breakdown, anxiety, depression, a life changing event, health or loss. At Being Yew, I offer a confidential space where you can speak openly, knowing that you are heard and understood for what you are experiencing. Together, you can choose how you respond and enable yourself to be how you want to be and take ownership.
Life changes! Understanding the next step or how to proceed, initially can be one of the most difficult. Not knowing where to turn, what to do or even if tomorrow is going to happen! And if it does, how am I going to cope? This may be mental health, relationship challenges or breakdown, anxiety, depression, a life changing event, health or loss. At Being Yew, I offer a confidential space where you can speak openly, knowing that you are heard and understood for what you are experiencing. Together, you can choose how you respond and enable yourself to be how you want to be and take ownership.
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Photo of Emily Fieldhouse, Psychotherapist in Wem, England
Emily Fieldhouse
Psychotherapist, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
When you are feeling sad, living with depression, anxiety or phobias, life can seem overwhelming. Perhaps you have been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder or Panic Disorder? Maybe you and your partner are experiencing relationship issues and not getting along? Perhaps you feel 'stuck' in your life and are struggling with how to move forwards?
When you are feeling sad, living with depression, anxiety or phobias, life can seem overwhelming. Perhaps you have been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder or Panic Disorder? Maybe you and your partner are experiencing relationship issues and not getting along? Perhaps you feel 'stuck' in your life and are struggling with how to move forwards?
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Photo of Jade Taylor Creative Counselling, Counsellor in Wem, England
Jade Taylor Creative Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
Not accepting new clients
Online, outdoor and face-to-face. ADHD and Autistic. Adults and Children. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I offer a safe space where you identify any learnt messages and separate them from who you really are, not who you have become by trying to conform and please the world and others. Through a ND-affirmative person centred lens I support you to recognise your differences, celebrate them, and understand their effect on your behaviour and feelings. You the are the expert on you, but you may have just lost your voice.
Online, outdoor and face-to-face. ADHD and Autistic. Adults and Children. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I offer a safe space where you identify any learnt messages and separate them from who you really are, not who you have become by trying to conform and please the world and others. Through a ND-affirmative person centred lens I support you to recognise your differences, celebrate them, and understand their effect on your behaviour and feelings. You the are the expert on you, but you may have just lost your voice.
01743 298374 View 01743 298374
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nikki mansfield - malaya counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY3
I strongly believe that counselling therapy should be available to all and pride myself on offering a Bespoke service to ensure All clients feel valued . I offer a range of services to suit needs which can include home / school visits , telephone / on line sessions or a walk with , talk with option . sessions can be arranged around your availability to include weekends or evenings if necessary. I will ensure you feel Safe , heard & in control of the process at all times , we will work at your pace and for as long as you feel you need support . Just be you ! That is more than good enough for me .
I strongly believe that counselling therapy should be available to all and pride myself on offering a Bespoke service to ensure All clients feel valued . I offer a range of services to suit needs which can include home / school visits , telephone / on line sessions or a walk with , talk with option . sessions can be arranged around your availability to include weekends or evenings if necessary. I will ensure you feel Safe , heard & in control of the process at all times , we will work at your pace and for as long as you feel you need support . Just be you ! That is more than good enough for me .
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Photo of Neil McKeown Bacp Accredited And Registered, Counsellor in Wem, England
Neil McKeown Bacp Accredited And Registered
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
IN PERSON, TELEPHONE AND ONLINE COUNSELLING AVAILABLE. I am an experienced, approachable, and non-judgmental counsellor, and I will work with you to assist you in resolving issues in your life. I am here to assist you in dealing with difficulties and finding a way forward. I offer counselling for INDIVIDUAL and COUPLES. I am BACP registered and accredited and work to their Code of Ethics Located in OSWESTRY; 20 minutes from SHREWSBURY, 20 minutes from WELSHPOOL Appointments are usually available within two days. Fees: individuals: £40 per hour; couples: £45. Concessions available for low income, students, etc.
IN PERSON, TELEPHONE AND ONLINE COUNSELLING AVAILABLE. I am an experienced, approachable, and non-judgmental counsellor, and I will work with you to assist you in resolving issues in your life. I am here to assist you in dealing with difficulties and finding a way forward. I offer counselling for INDIVIDUAL and COUPLES. I am BACP registered and accredited and work to their Code of Ethics Located in OSWESTRY; 20 minutes from SHREWSBURY, 20 minutes from WELSHPOOL Appointments are usually available within two days. Fees: individuals: £40 per hour; couples: £45. Concessions available for low income, students, etc.
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Photo of Jane Armstrong, Counsellor in Wem, England
Jane Armstrong
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury SY1
Are you a parent, or foster carer who needs someone to talk to? Do you need a Clinical Supervisor? I have 35+ years experience of supporting children and families, with excellent, proven knowledge of therapeutic parenting, including attachment, developmental trauma, behavioural issues, including PDA and other avoidant behaviours. Has being a parent thrown up issues and worries you didn't see coming? Perhaps your child or teen is really struggling. Has your workload become overwhelming? do you need some practical support? Together we can find a way through the difficulties you're encountering.
Are you a parent, or foster carer who needs someone to talk to? Do you need a Clinical Supervisor? I have 35+ years experience of supporting children and families, with excellent, proven knowledge of therapeutic parenting, including attachment, developmental trauma, behavioural issues, including PDA and other avoidant behaviours. Has being a parent thrown up issues and worries you didn't see coming? Perhaps your child or teen is really struggling. Has your workload become overwhelming? do you need some practical support? Together we can find a way through the difficulties you're encountering.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wem

< 10

Counsellors in Wem who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Wem see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wem?

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.