Counselling in Wheathampstead

Photo of Isidora Valetti, Psychotherapist in Wheathampstead, England
Isidora Valetti
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wheathampstead AL4
Counselling can help bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I work particularly effectively with couples, providing you and your partner with a safe and emphatic space to assist you in exploring the difficult issues you're facing in your relationship, whatever your age, gender or sexual orientation. This includes individually tailored sessions, regular relationship maintenance and relationship improvement sessions.
Counselling can help bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I work particularly effectively with couples, providing you and your partner with a safe and emphatic space to assist you in exploring the difficult issues you're facing in your relationship, whatever your age, gender or sexual orientation. This includes individually tailored sessions, regular relationship maintenance and relationship improvement sessions.
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Photo of Helen Elizabeth Stone, Counsellor in Wheathampstead, England
Helen Elizabeth Stone
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wheathampstead AL4
I'm a therapist who believes in working with my clients to help them find perspective in times of struggle, without minimising what they are going through, without staying silent at the other end of the room and leaving you on your own to figure it out. I get that things are tough and I seek to work relationally. I can look back with you at past difficulties, things that went wrong, and I will work with you to find a way to integrate those issues so that they don't toxify and ruin the present. I also believe that choice and change are processes that can be learned and that we can manifest good things if we know how!
I'm a therapist who believes in working with my clients to help them find perspective in times of struggle, without minimising what they are going through, without staying silent at the other end of the room and leaving you on your own to figure it out. I get that things are tough and I seek to work relationally. I can look back with you at past difficulties, things that went wrong, and I will work with you to find a way to integrate those issues so that they don't toxify and ruin the present. I also believe that choice and change are processes that can be learned and that we can manifest good things if we know how!
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Photo of Amy LANGSHAW in Wheathampstead, England
Amy LANGSHAW
MSc
1 Endorsed
Wheathampstead AL4
Not accepting new clients
It takes strength and courage to reach out for help, but it can be confusing which profession to go with. I specialise working with anxiety disorders. I work with adults experiencing overwhelming worries, tension or panic, anxiety or low mood; creating short term goals for long term mental well-being. I also support pregnant or new mums experiencing anxiety, overwhelming worries, panic, intrusive thoughts, or social anxiety. Or you maybe a parent and you would like support in managing your child's anxiety using Parent-Led CBT. Working together, we can explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, and develop positive coping strategies.
It takes strength and courage to reach out for help, but it can be confusing which profession to go with. I specialise working with anxiety disorders. I work with adults experiencing overwhelming worries, tension or panic, anxiety or low mood; creating short term goals for long term mental well-being. I also support pregnant or new mums experiencing anxiety, overwhelming worries, panic, intrusive thoughts, or social anxiety. Or you maybe a parent and you would like support in managing your child's anxiety using Parent-Led CBT. Working together, we can explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, and develop positive coping strategies.
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Photo of Jenny Williams, Counsellor in Wheathampstead, England
Jenny Williams
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Wheathampstead AL4
If you are feeling confused, stuck, anxious or just feel that you want life to be different; if you are struggling to cope with change or want to make a change but don't know where to start; if the demands made on you by other people, or by your own expectations feel overwhelming; if past experiences have left a negative impression on how you see yourself or life in general; if loss and change have left you feeling disorientated and struggling, I offer a safe space to open up in confidence and without judgement, to someone who is there to help you feel understood and move forward with a clearer sense of direction.
If you are feeling confused, stuck, anxious or just feel that you want life to be different; if you are struggling to cope with change or want to make a change but don't know where to start; if the demands made on you by other people, or by your own expectations feel overwhelming; if past experiences have left a negative impression on how you see yourself or life in general; if loss and change have left you feeling disorientated and struggling, I offer a safe space to open up in confidence and without judgement, to someone who is there to help you feel understood and move forward with a clearer sense of direction.
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Photo of Nozinhle Rosie Gubudu, Psychotherapist in Wheathampstead, England
Nozinhle Rosie Gubudu
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Wheathampstead AL4
I am an experienced CBT Therapist and have been working in this service for more than 10 years. I am a registered mental health nurse since 2002. I work with people who sufer with Depression and anxiety problems such as Social phobias, OCD, GAD, Health anxiety etc. I am also trained in EMDR and Narrative Exposure Therapy. I am passionate about my work treat people with respect while being compassionate as i help them through their problems.
I am an experienced CBT Therapist and have been working in this service for more than 10 years. I am a registered mental health nurse since 2002. I work with people who sufer with Depression and anxiety problems such as Social phobias, OCD, GAD, Health anxiety etc. I am also trained in EMDR and Narrative Exposure Therapy. I am passionate about my work treat people with respect while being compassionate as i help them through their problems.
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Photo of Jonathan Eddie, Counsellor in Wheathampstead, England
Jonathan Eddie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wheathampstead AL4
My name is Jonathan Eddie. I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer individual and couples counselling in central St Albans and online.
My name is Jonathan Eddie. I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer individual and couples counselling in central St Albans and online.
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Photo of Rachel Marfleet, Psychologist in Wheathampstead, England
Rachel Marfleet
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheathampstead AL4  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children, adults and families. I have worked in the NHS at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children, adults and families. I have worked in the NHS at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
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Photo of Claire Cooper, Psychotherapist in Wheathampstead, England
Claire Cooper
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wheathampstead AL4
Are you experiencing a challenge that feels too difficult to cope with? Or maybe you are dealing with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement and are feeling sad? Are you managing these emotional challenges with unhelpful patterns of behaviour? Having experienced some difficulties in my own life, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step towards therapy. I offer a safe and confidential space where, together, we can work with the issues that are unique to you. I work holistically by using a variety of therapy approaches that will help support you in finding a way forward.
Are you experiencing a challenge that feels too difficult to cope with? Or maybe you are dealing with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement and are feeling sad? Are you managing these emotional challenges with unhelpful patterns of behaviour? Having experienced some difficulties in my own life, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step towards therapy. I offer a safe and confidential space where, together, we can work with the issues that are unique to you. I work holistically by using a variety of therapy approaches that will help support you in finding a way forward.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Lauren Street, Psychotherapist in Wheathampstead, England
Lauren Street
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL1
As therapists for both adults & children we understand the impact of today's ever changing world can have on us at any age. We will offer you the opportunity to talk through your worries and feel more emotionally tolerant for the future ahead; whichever path you choose to take. We can help you build your self-esteem and promote confidence in your own ability; using the tools you already have and new ones you'll develop. Anxiety, anger, depression & shame are words we're hearing more frequently but have we become intolerant to experiencing them? We offer you an opportunity to talk through your issues in an emotionally healthy way.
As therapists for both adults & children we understand the impact of today's ever changing world can have on us at any age. We will offer you the opportunity to talk through your worries and feel more emotionally tolerant for the future ahead; whichever path you choose to take. We can help you build your self-esteem and promote confidence in your own ability; using the tools you already have and new ones you'll develop. Anxiety, anger, depression & shame are words we're hearing more frequently but have we become intolerant to experiencing them? We offer you an opportunity to talk through your issues in an emotionally healthy way.
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Photo of Mariangela Milioto, Psychotherapist in Wheathampstead, England
Mariangela Milioto
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
Want to explore what's brought you to therapy in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental setting? I'm an Integrative psychotherapist - the essence of my practice is to work with you transparently and with warmth, empathy, humour and gentle challenge.  Perhaps you’re struggling - feeling alone and isolated.  Maybe you’re overwhelmed, depressed, burnt out or anxious.  It could be that what you’re experiencing isn’t any of these - maybe you don't feel yourself and you don’t know why.  If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, sharing your burden through counselling can help. 
Want to explore what's brought you to therapy in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental setting? I'm an Integrative psychotherapist - the essence of my practice is to work with you transparently and with warmth, empathy, humour and gentle challenge.  Perhaps you’re struggling - feeling alone and isolated.  Maybe you’re overwhelmed, depressed, burnt out or anxious.  It could be that what you’re experiencing isn’t any of these - maybe you don't feel yourself and you don’t know why.  If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, sharing your burden through counselling can help. 
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Photo of Jane Franks, Counsellor in Wheathampstead, England
Jane Franks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
Life is complicated, sometimes full of challenges which can become easier to cope with when someone non-judgemental really listens to you, enabling you to navigate a way forward. I am able to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I offer both short term therapy and longer open-ended work, the choice is yours. Each client is unique and I work according to your needs. I specialise in young people and adults, coping with the complexities life can throw, often causing anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
Life is complicated, sometimes full of challenges which can become easier to cope with when someone non-judgemental really listens to you, enabling you to navigate a way forward. I am able to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I offer both short term therapy and longer open-ended work, the choice is yours. Each client is unique and I work according to your needs. I specialise in young people and adults, coping with the complexities life can throw, often causing anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
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Photo of Rachel Milroy, Psychotherapist in Wheathampstead, England
Rachel Milroy
Psychotherapist
Verified
St Albans AL1
People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.
People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.
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Photo of Nicki Raffo, Counsellor in Wheathampstead, England
Nicki Raffo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
I offer therapy to adults, young people, and couples. Counselling can help when we feel stuck, lost and overwhelmed and can’t find a way to make sense of those difficult feelings on our own. Speaking to someone who isn’t a friend or family member can help you to see a problem from a different perspective, without judgement or bias. You may be struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, stress, anger or loss. Perhaps you'd like to find the mental tools to help give you greater resilience and confidence. Or you could be looking for ways to manage conflict and improve communication within your personal relationships.
I offer therapy to adults, young people, and couples. Counselling can help when we feel stuck, lost and overwhelmed and can’t find a way to make sense of those difficult feelings on our own. Speaking to someone who isn’t a friend or family member can help you to see a problem from a different perspective, without judgement or bias. You may be struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, stress, anger or loss. Perhaps you'd like to find the mental tools to help give you greater resilience and confidence. Or you could be looking for ways to manage conflict and improve communication within your personal relationships.
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Photo of Lucy Shaw, Psychotherapist in Wheathampstead, England
Lucy Shaw
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
St Albans AL1
I understand it can be hard to approach therapy for the first time, or maybe you are currently in need of support during an uncertain time or are feeling distressed. It can feel difficult knowing where to start. We would work together to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours so you can better understand yourself and others. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can support you and give you understanding about your emotional responses to life events and skills to cope in times of stress. I offer a safe and confidential space, where you can begin to make sense of your feelings and to identify how you would like to move forward.
I understand it can be hard to approach therapy for the first time, or maybe you are currently in need of support during an uncertain time or are feeling distressed. It can feel difficult knowing where to start. We would work together to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours so you can better understand yourself and others. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can support you and give you understanding about your emotional responses to life events and skills to cope in times of stress. I offer a safe and confidential space, where you can begin to make sense of your feelings and to identify how you would like to move forward.
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Photo of Debbie Hague, Counsellor in Wheathampstead, England
Debbie Hague
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
Hi, I’m Debbie and I have expertise and proven experience of helping clients, from all walks of life and diversity, move forward with their lives. Perhaps your issues come from a difficult past or childhood abuse or trauma? I help with self esteem and identity, stress and sleep issues. Or maybe you are struggling with your relationship or the aftermath of COVID 19? I provide a calm and safe environment in which to explore what is important to you and at your own pace.
Hi, I’m Debbie and I have expertise and proven experience of helping clients, from all walks of life and diversity, move forward with their lives. Perhaps your issues come from a difficult past or childhood abuse or trauma? I help with self esteem and identity, stress and sleep issues. Or maybe you are struggling with your relationship or the aftermath of COVID 19? I provide a calm and safe environment in which to explore what is important to you and at your own pace.
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Photo of Thomas Brosnan, Psychotherapist in Wheathampstead, England
Thomas Brosnan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
I am a Psychotherapist and a Behaviour Change Expert and would like you to know that your life matters to me. I specialise in Addiction and Relationships where for over 20 years now, I have worked with Individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups in schools, the Priory and the NHS. I hold a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children, an Advanced Diploma in Couple and Relationship Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma.
I am a Psychotherapist and a Behaviour Change Expert and would like you to know that your life matters to me. I specialise in Addiction and Relationships where for over 20 years now, I have worked with Individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups in schools, the Priory and the NHS. I hold a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children, an Advanced Diploma in Couple and Relationship Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma.
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Jo Hooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1  (Online Only)
Finding a counsellor can be overwhelming and it's hard to reach out – how do you know a counsellor is the right fit for you? Will you feel comfortable? Can they actually help you? I am a warm, approachable and empathic counsellor with experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, disordered eating, relationship issues, sexual abuse, and identity, among many other issues. If you are feeling stuck and want to find a way forward, I can help. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings, in order to understand what's going on for you, and to discover what you need in order to feel better.
Finding a counsellor can be overwhelming and it's hard to reach out – how do you know a counsellor is the right fit for you? Will you feel comfortable? Can they actually help you? I am a warm, approachable and empathic counsellor with experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, disordered eating, relationship issues, sexual abuse, and identity, among many other issues. If you are feeling stuck and want to find a way forward, I can help. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings, in order to understand what's going on for you, and to discover what you need in order to feel better.
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Photo of Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin, Psychiatrist in Wheathampstead, England
Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin
Psychiatrist, MBBS
Verified
St Albans AL1
I have assessed and holistically treated thousands of NHS patients for over 25 years as a British GMC registered doctor and psychiatrist. I have also been a private Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry since 2008. I have successfully treated over a thousand private patients throughout the UK suffering from a wide variety of mental health problems including Adult ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic disorders, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Alcohol dependence, and Addiction. We also offer supervised Home Alcohol Detox for moderate Alcohol Dependence. I can help you to recover too. I can see you in 7-10 days.
I have assessed and holistically treated thousands of NHS patients for over 25 years as a British GMC registered doctor and psychiatrist. I have also been a private Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry since 2008. I have successfully treated over a thousand private patients throughout the UK suffering from a wide variety of mental health problems including Adult ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic disorders, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Alcohol dependence, and Addiction. We also offer supervised Home Alcohol Detox for moderate Alcohol Dependence. I can help you to recover too. I can see you in 7-10 days.
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Photo of Jo Derry, Psychotherapist in Wheathampstead, England
Jo Derry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
St Albans AL1
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I consider it of utmost importance that we build a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship within which you can feel safe and trusting enough to discuss and explore whatever is going on for you. I am here to listen and will not judge what you have to say. I'm here to help you feel better by making sense of the things that you think and feel and to empower you to make your own choices about how you move forward in your life. You can trust that I will act in your best interests at all times and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I consider it of utmost importance that we build a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship within which you can feel safe and trusting enough to discuss and explore whatever is going on for you. I am here to listen and will not judge what you have to say. I'm here to help you feel better by making sense of the things that you think and feel and to empower you to make your own choices about how you move forward in your life. You can trust that I will act in your best interests at all times and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
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Photo of Melanie Francis, Counsellor in Wheathampstead, England
Melanie Francis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1  (Online Only)
Everyone’s version of ‘normal’ differs; sometimes you might need that safe space to examine and sort through unexpected challenges or things that may be holding you back from living a more fulfilled life. I'm passionate about being able to provide that space. I provide a compassionate space to support your therapeutic journey where you can gain a better understanding of yourself, relationships and other things that matter to you. Using an Integrative approach allows me to draw from a range of tools which can be tailored to suit you as an individual. I put you, the individual in control of the pace and scope of our work together
Everyone’s version of ‘normal’ differs; sometimes you might need that safe space to examine and sort through unexpected challenges or things that may be holding you back from living a more fulfilled life. I'm passionate about being able to provide that space. I provide a compassionate space to support your therapeutic journey where you can gain a better understanding of yourself, relationships and other things that matter to you. Using an Integrative approach allows me to draw from a range of tools which can be tailored to suit you as an individual. I put you, the individual in control of the pace and scope of our work together
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wheathampstead

< 10

Counsellors in Wheathampstead who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Parenting
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Bereavement
63% Divorce
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

How Counsellors in Wheathampstead see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wheathampstead?

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.