Counselling in Whitchurch (Hampshire)

Photo of Sarah Monk, Psychologist in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Sarah Monk
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Whitchurch (Hampshire) RG28
I help adults who are stuck move forward to live rich, full and meaningful lives. I primarily specialise in helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression or chronic health problems and/or disabilities. My collaborative approach focuses on your needs using a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology. This enables our work to address things that are difficult and painful, provide practical coping skills and help you tap into and pursue the things that make life joyful and meaningful for you. My key values are compassion, wisdom and authenticity. Talk to me to see if I can help you.
I help adults who are stuck move forward to live rich, full and meaningful lives. I primarily specialise in helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression or chronic health problems and/or disabilities. My collaborative approach focuses on your needs using a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology. This enables our work to address things that are difficult and painful, provide practical coping skills and help you tap into and pursue the things that make life joyful and meaningful for you. My key values are compassion, wisdom and authenticity. Talk to me to see if I can help you.
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Photo of Naomi Jenkins, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Naomi Jenkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Whitchurch (Hampshire) RG28  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Naomi. I am a professionally qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space to approach any concerns that you may have and wish to address. I feel that counselling should be accessible for everyone. I am here to support you in gaining awareness of what may be behind your difficulties, exploring your needs and potential goals. It may be that you are unsure of your exact reasons for seeking counselling and this is perfectly normal. Together we can unravel and work towards what it is you may like to be different.
Hello, my name is Naomi. I am a professionally qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space to approach any concerns that you may have and wish to address. I feel that counselling should be accessible for everyone. I am here to support you in gaining awareness of what may be behind your difficulties, exploring your needs and potential goals. It may be that you are unsure of your exact reasons for seeking counselling and this is perfectly normal. Together we can unravel and work towards what it is you may like to be different.
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Photo of Serena Brooke-Taylor, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Serena Brooke-Taylor
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitchurch (Hampshire) RG28
Speaking Minds Counselling. I have experience in counselling adults, children and young people age 11+, dealing with: anger issues, anxiety, bereavement, coping with life changes, depression, disabilities, low self-esteem or low self-confidence, overcoming fears and phobias and relationship issues. I am trained in Gestalt therapy, which is a form of psychotherapy centred on increasing a person's awareness, freedom, and self-direction. It focuses on the present moment rather than past experiences. Gestalt therapy is based on the idea that people are influenced by their present environment.
Speaking Minds Counselling. I have experience in counselling adults, children and young people age 11+, dealing with: anger issues, anxiety, bereavement, coping with life changes, depression, disabilities, low self-esteem or low self-confidence, overcoming fears and phobias and relationship issues. I am trained in Gestalt therapy, which is a form of psychotherapy centred on increasing a person's awareness, freedom, and self-direction. It focuses on the present moment rather than past experiences. Gestalt therapy is based on the idea that people are influenced by their present environment.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Rebecca Soniah Greedharee, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Rebecca Soniah Greedharee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Andover SP10  (Online Only)
We all meet challenges, issues and pinch points in our lives and I am no exception. Whether it be making important decisions, dealing with loss, coping with challenging experiences/trauma, low confidence/self esteem it can be difficult to navigate our way through to lead our lives the way we want. You may be considering or are ready to make a change. Change could mean; reducing stress, coping with life in healthier ways, building confidence/self esteem, coming to terms with change/loss or just about anything that helps you move in your desired direction. Talking therapy can help!
We all meet challenges, issues and pinch points in our lives and I am no exception. Whether it be making important decisions, dealing with loss, coping with challenging experiences/trauma, low confidence/self esteem it can be difficult to navigate our way through to lead our lives the way we want. You may be considering or are ready to make a change. Change could mean; reducing stress, coping with life in healthier ways, building confidence/self esteem, coming to terms with change/loss or just about anything that helps you move in your desired direction. Talking therapy can help!
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Photo of Jeanne Duncan Counselling, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Jeanne Duncan Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Alresford SO24
I am a qualified counsellor and I am here to help you when life feels too much. If you find yourself here, it may be because you find yourself trying to manage overwhelming life events and feelings. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, alone, lost, angry or confused. Perhaps you have lost someone important to you or have experienced a difficult or traumatic life event. Perhaps you find yourself coping with difficult relationships and you feel stuck or trapped and don't know what to do and which way to turn. I am here to support you, so that you can find your way back to living the life you want to live.
I am a qualified counsellor and I am here to help you when life feels too much. If you find yourself here, it may be because you find yourself trying to manage overwhelming life events and feelings. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, alone, lost, angry or confused. Perhaps you have lost someone important to you or have experienced a difficult or traumatic life event. Perhaps you find yourself coping with difficult relationships and you feel stuck or trapped and don't know what to do and which way to turn. I am here to support you, so that you can find your way back to living the life you want to live.
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Photo of Nicole Biggs, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Nicole Biggs
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Basingstoke RG23
I can help anyone who is not feeling the best that they could feel, from people with specific issues to people who just don't feel right. I offer a hypno gastric band to aid in weight loss, as well as a 10 week hypnotherapy weight loss group. I also offer stop smoking hypnotherapy. I used to be a family solicitor, and so I specialise in helping clients through relationship breakdowns. This involves working through issues like anger, anxiety and depression as well as low self confidence.
I can help anyone who is not feeling the best that they could feel, from people with specific issues to people who just don't feel right. I offer a hypno gastric band to aid in weight loss, as well as a 10 week hypnotherapy weight loss group. I also offer stop smoking hypnotherapy. I used to be a family solicitor, and so I specialise in helping clients through relationship breakdowns. This involves working through issues like anger, anxiety and depression as well as low self confidence.
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Photo of Chantal Nason, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Chantal Nason
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ramsdell RG26
Hello, I'm Chantal, a fully qualified BACP registered integrative counsellor. My focus is centred on you as the client, and I will draw on a range of theoretical and practical training in a way that is most supportive to you and your issues. . I am not there to just simply listen; I see the work as a collaboration between the two of us. I will, very much, be a part of the process with you and I am willing to say what I am seeing. You may begin to see patterns of responding that are no longer helpful and with this increase in self-awareness my aim is to support you in making any changes necessary to help restore your well-being.
Hello, I'm Chantal, a fully qualified BACP registered integrative counsellor. My focus is centred on you as the client, and I will draw on a range of theoretical and practical training in a way that is most supportive to you and your issues. . I am not there to just simply listen; I see the work as a collaboration between the two of us. I will, very much, be a part of the process with you and I am willing to say what I am seeing. You may begin to see patterns of responding that are no longer helpful and with this increase in self-awareness my aim is to support you in making any changes necessary to help restore your well-being.
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Photo of Sarah-Jane Butler, Psychologist in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Sarah-Jane Butler
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Andover SP11  (Online Only)
I am Dr Sarah Butler, a Counselling Psychologist offering support online and based in the UK. As a Psychologist I am qualified to work with different problems and difficulties including adult ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety and trauma. My work is enhanced by years of study into the theory and evidence of different therapeutic approaches, and the study of clients' experiences of therapy. This means I can provide a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings but also learn about the causes of your problems, what keeps them going, how you can make changes. I am also a Flow for depression consultant.
I am Dr Sarah Butler, a Counselling Psychologist offering support online and based in the UK. As a Psychologist I am qualified to work with different problems and difficulties including adult ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety and trauma. My work is enhanced by years of study into the theory and evidence of different therapeutic approaches, and the study of clients' experiences of therapy. This means I can provide a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings but also learn about the causes of your problems, what keeps them going, how you can make changes. I am also a Flow for depression consultant.
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Photo of Hannah Maguire, Psychotherapist in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Hannah Maguire
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
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Photo of Alison Isaacs: Anxiety Specialist, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Alison Isaacs: Anxiety Specialist
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worting RG23
Is anxiety a problem for you? Would you like to feel calmer, less stressed and sleep better? Perhaps you want to make positive changes in your life but don’t know where to start, or learn how to say no, be more assertive and kinder to yourself. Do you put yourself down & criticise yourself, struggle to make decisions or feel confused by your feelings and relationships? Counselling with me can help you. It’s the best self-care ever and can help you gain the confidence you need to feel better about yourself, reduce your stress and anxiety, explore your feelings and understand why you react to things in the way you do.
Is anxiety a problem for you? Would you like to feel calmer, less stressed and sleep better? Perhaps you want to make positive changes in your life but don’t know where to start, or learn how to say no, be more assertive and kinder to yourself. Do you put yourself down & criticise yourself, struggle to make decisions or feel confused by your feelings and relationships? Counselling with me can help you. It’s the best self-care ever and can help you gain the confidence you need to feel better about yourself, reduce your stress and anxiety, explore your feelings and understand why you react to things in the way you do.
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Photo of Mary Elizabeth Barker, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Mary Elizabeth Barker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basingstoke RG22
Experienced in providing safe and confidential counselling support for individuals, couples and families for a wide number of life challenging issues affecting home and / or work related problems. The problem might be a one off issue or trauma or a recurrent cycle that keeps returning. Loss, relationship, anxiety, trauma, parent/child issues. Workplace problems & relationships and career issues. Needing change in your life? Delighted to work with you.
Experienced in providing safe and confidential counselling support for individuals, couples and families for a wide number of life challenging issues affecting home and / or work related problems. The problem might be a one off issue or trauma or a recurrent cycle that keeps returning. Loss, relationship, anxiety, trauma, parent/child issues. Workplace problems & relationships and career issues. Needing change in your life? Delighted to work with you.
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Photo of Mike Larcombe, Psychologist in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Mike Larcombe
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worting RG23
However you are feeling, you are most welcome in my therapy room! I have been working with adults, couples, parents and children for over 22 years. If you are struggling, or your child is, if your problems won't go away or they feel too big, I can help. Sometimes in therapy we work on thoughts and feelings, and other times behaviour (finding ways to do things differently), and sometimes we reflect, process, and make sense of the past. I perviously specialised in autistic spectrum conditions and have a wealth of experience in assessing complex and difficult-to-diagnose cases.
However you are feeling, you are most welcome in my therapy room! I have been working with adults, couples, parents and children for over 22 years. If you are struggling, or your child is, if your problems won't go away or they feel too big, I can help. Sometimes in therapy we work on thoughts and feelings, and other times behaviour (finding ways to do things differently), and sometimes we reflect, process, and make sense of the past. I perviously specialised in autistic spectrum conditions and have a wealth of experience in assessing complex and difficult-to-diagnose cases.
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Photo of Dr Natalie Roberts, Psychologist in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Dr Natalie Roberts
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
Not accepting new clients
I want to tell you about both strands of my work. I am able, with my clinical team, to provide assessment and diagnosis of autism and ADHD, in both children and adults. We provide gold standard assessments along with helpful recommendations that we can support education and workplaces to implement. Therapeutically, I work holistically and in an integrative way with people across all age ranges and presentations, to overcome difficult experiences, limiting self-beliefs, anxiety, low mood and other psychological difficulties that are impacting their ability to live life in a rich and meaningful way. Finding value and purpose is key.
I want to tell you about both strands of my work. I am able, with my clinical team, to provide assessment and diagnosis of autism and ADHD, in both children and adults. We provide gold standard assessments along with helpful recommendations that we can support education and workplaces to implement. Therapeutically, I work holistically and in an integrative way with people across all age ranges and presentations, to overcome difficult experiences, limiting self-beliefs, anxiety, low mood and other psychological difficulties that are impacting their ability to live life in a rich and meaningful way. Finding value and purpose is key.
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Photo of Jocelyn Corbin, Psychotherapist in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Jocelyn Corbin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basingstoke RG23
Welcome, my name is Jocelyn Corbin. I am an experienced and fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Basingstoke. I provide counselling for couples and individuals and offer face-to-face, online (Video) and telephone counselling. I support couples and individuals with a wide range of issues or concerns. My aim as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist is to ensure you feel truly listened to, to provide you with a safe and confidential space so you can talk openly about your feelings without any judgement. I hope by working together we will be able to see a way through the difficult times you may be faced with.
Welcome, my name is Jocelyn Corbin. I am an experienced and fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Basingstoke. I provide counselling for couples and individuals and offer face-to-face, online (Video) and telephone counselling. I support couples and individuals with a wide range of issues or concerns. My aim as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist is to ensure you feel truly listened to, to provide you with a safe and confidential space so you can talk openly about your feelings without any judgement. I hope by working together we will be able to see a way through the difficult times you may be faced with.
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Photo of Danni Findlay, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Danni Findlay
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
The last few years have been a real strain for many people. Perhaps you don't feel right, your relationships might be suffering, you may feel exhausted from trying to maintain a positive side. Maybe you keep doing the same things over and over but cannot seem to break the cycle. I believe we all have the capacity to help ourselves through much of this but, in an increasingly complex and busy life where we are ‘always on’, there often feels like there's little time available to focus on 'me'. Counselling gives you the valuable space and time to find your way in a supported and non-judgmental environment.
The last few years have been a real strain for many people. Perhaps you don't feel right, your relationships might be suffering, you may feel exhausted from trying to maintain a positive side. Maybe you keep doing the same things over and over but cannot seem to break the cycle. I believe we all have the capacity to help ourselves through much of this but, in an increasingly complex and busy life where we are ‘always on’, there often feels like there's little time available to focus on 'me'. Counselling gives you the valuable space and time to find your way in a supported and non-judgmental environment.
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Photo of Catherine Ann Hughes, Psychotherapist in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Catherine Ann Hughes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Basingstoke RG22
I offer a confidential, safe space to talk about those issues that are currently causing you concern and emotional pain. It can help to talk to an independent, qualified person when we have run out of ways of helping ourselves. It may be that you feel that you keep repeating the same mistakes in relationships or you can't find the enthusiasm to make the most of life, or problems such as anxiety and low self esteem are holding you back. You may feel that you would like to have greater insight into who you are or work out how you want your life to be.
I offer a confidential, safe space to talk about those issues that are currently causing you concern and emotional pain. It can help to talk to an independent, qualified person when we have run out of ways of helping ourselves. It may be that you feel that you keep repeating the same mistakes in relationships or you can't find the enthusiasm to make the most of life, or problems such as anxiety and low self esteem are holding you back. You may feel that you would like to have greater insight into who you are or work out how you want your life to be.
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Photo of Amy Hillier, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Amy Hillier
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Basingstoke RG22
In a safe and supportive environment, I will help you to process your life, your thoughts and feelings, as well as your past. I can also help you to understand your own process better so you can gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. Allowing you to have more choice and putting you on the path to progress. I work from a purpose built counselling room at my home.
In a safe and supportive environment, I will help you to process your life, your thoughts and feelings, as well as your past. I can also help you to understand your own process better so you can gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. Allowing you to have more choice and putting you on the path to progress. I work from a purpose built counselling room at my home.
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Photo of Sandra Jane Buckley, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Sandra Jane Buckley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Andover SP11
"There is a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in" (Leonard Cohen). I love this. We all have problems, things we don't like about ourselves, things we struggle with over and over. It's part of being human, none of us are completely 'sorted'. But sometimes we feel overwhelmed, desperate, alone.... the cracks are too big, the light isn't getting in. Or we feel stuck, frustrated, exhausted, going round in circles, nothing will ever change. Perhaps you feel you can't be the real you. Maybe you feel like this a lot, or maybe it's new for you and your usual coping/support isn't working. Maybe you don't know what's wrong.
"There is a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in" (Leonard Cohen). I love this. We all have problems, things we don't like about ourselves, things we struggle with over and over. It's part of being human, none of us are completely 'sorted'. But sometimes we feel overwhelmed, desperate, alone.... the cracks are too big, the light isn't getting in. Or we feel stuck, frustrated, exhausted, going round in circles, nothing will ever change. Perhaps you feel you can't be the real you. Maybe you feel like this a lot, or maybe it's new for you and your usual coping/support isn't working. Maybe you don't know what's wrong.
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Photo of Lebo Molefe, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Lebo Molefe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Andover SP10
As a black therapist, my diverse background enhances my understanding of the unique struggles faced by different groups. I utilise an Integrative approach, but it's my personal experiences and cultural awareness that influence how I work. I aim to create a welcoming space where clients feel recognised and valued for their differences. I offer guidance and support as they navigate through challenging times in their lives, creating a safe and nurturing environment for them to explore their issues with my presence and companionship every step of the way, until they feel confident and empowered to stand on their own.
As a black therapist, my diverse background enhances my understanding of the unique struggles faced by different groups. I utilise an Integrative approach, but it's my personal experiences and cultural awareness that influence how I work. I aim to create a welcoming space where clients feel recognised and valued for their differences. I offer guidance and support as they navigate through challenging times in their lives, creating a safe and nurturing environment for them to explore their issues with my presence and companionship every step of the way, until they feel confident and empowered to stand on their own.
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Photo of Darren Cockle, Counsellor in Whitchurch (Hampshire), England
Darren Cockle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
Do you need help with your well-being? Are you struggling with anxiety, a bereavement, PTSD, sadness, anger or having relationship difficulties? We have within us an innate capacity for personal growth and transformation. Sometimes though, life gets too much for us; we feel overwhelmed by our emotions and we can’t think straight. That’s where counselling can help. Counselling can help us make sense of it all: see things more clearly, and become more at ease with the way we feel. We can learn to accept the things we are unable to change and recognise what we are able to change.
Do you need help with your well-being? Are you struggling with anxiety, a bereavement, PTSD, sadness, anger or having relationship difficulties? We have within us an innate capacity for personal growth and transformation. Sometimes though, life gets too much for us; we feel overwhelmed by our emotions and we can’t think straight. That’s where counselling can help. Counselling can help us make sense of it all: see things more clearly, and become more at ease with the way we feel. We can learn to accept the things we are unable to change and recognise what we are able to change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Whitchurch (Hampshire)

< 10

Counsellors in Whitchurch (Hampshire) who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
67% Bereavement
67% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

16 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Whitchurch (Hampshire) see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Whitchurch (Hampshire)?

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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).

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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.