Counselling in Wimborne Minster

Photo of Jane Peacock Counselling, Counsellor in Wimborne Minster, England
Jane Peacock Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wimborne Minster BH21
Known as Jane Peacock, my trauma informed practice is rooted in the person centred approach, it is non-pathologising and non-judgemental with a belief that it is not what is wrong with a person, it is about what has happened to a person. The sense of connection from human to human is fundamental to all our needs and I endeavour to provide a therapeutic relationship in this space with you, where you are able to feel therapeutically held, heard and validated. Such a relationship would provide a space of compassionate acceptance and allow us to explore those feelings in you which are so hard to access or experience in everyday life.
Known as Jane Peacock, my trauma informed practice is rooted in the person centred approach, it is non-pathologising and non-judgemental with a belief that it is not what is wrong with a person, it is about what has happened to a person. The sense of connection from human to human is fundamental to all our needs and I endeavour to provide a therapeutic relationship in this space with you, where you are able to feel therapeutically held, heard and validated. Such a relationship would provide a space of compassionate acceptance and allow us to explore those feelings in you which are so hard to access or experience in everyday life.
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Headland Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wimborne Minster BH21
I am a Dr of Clinical Psychology and EMDR therapist with over twenty years qualified experience working in the NHS. I can offer tailored assessment and formulation to understand your difficulty and consider what type of support will help you. I am particularly passionate about offering therapeutic support to adults and adolescents experiencing distress from trauma and stress. If you have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or you are feeling stuck re-experiencing your difficult experiences, struggling with sleep or struggling with anxiety/low mood/ irritability following trauma then I can offer help with these difficulties.
I am a Dr of Clinical Psychology and EMDR therapist with over twenty years qualified experience working in the NHS. I can offer tailored assessment and formulation to understand your difficulty and consider what type of support will help you. I am particularly passionate about offering therapeutic support to adults and adolescents experiencing distress from trauma and stress. If you have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or you are feeling stuck re-experiencing your difficult experiences, struggling with sleep or struggling with anxiety/low mood/ irritability following trauma then I can offer help with these difficulties.
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Michelle Barter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wimborne Minster BH21
Not accepting new clients
Trying to work out the way forward in the world is hard, especially if you're young, have difficult family circumstances, have trouble with school and peers. Parents too have worries about their children and young people, they want the best but sometimes need a non judgemental, empathetic person to work through issues and challenges of modern life. Finding ways of relating to one another, gathering self-esteem and resilience are all part of the learning of the self.
Trying to work out the way forward in the world is hard, especially if you're young, have difficult family circumstances, have trouble with school and peers. Parents too have worries about their children and young people, they want the best but sometimes need a non judgemental, empathetic person to work through issues and challenges of modern life. Finding ways of relating to one another, gathering self-esteem and resilience are all part of the learning of the self.
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Photo of Camilla Poncia, Psychologist in Wimborne Minster, England
Camilla Poncia
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Wimborne Minster BH21
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
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Tracey Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wimborne Minster BH21  (Online Only)
I am a Qualified Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists). I have over 12 years of Counselling experience and am employed as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also work privately/independently as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. All therapy is tailor made for you. Whether you prefer Zoom online counselling, telephone counselling or face to face 121 counselling or group, I am able to help and support you with whatever your preference.
I am a Qualified Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists). I have over 12 years of Counselling experience and am employed as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also work privately/independently as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. All therapy is tailor made for you. Whether you prefer Zoom online counselling, telephone counselling or face to face 121 counselling or group, I am able to help and support you with whatever your preference.
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Photo of Darline Joseph Marianathan, Psychotherapist in Wimborne Minster, England
Darline Joseph Marianathan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Wimborne Minster BH21
Life can be a rough ride. Keeping the balance and moving forward can be a challenge. It can involve stress, anxiety, depression and much more. But I believe through psychological therapies we can learn and, in some cases even master, the art of managing life successfully. To achieve this, I practise an integrative approach that draws strength from various therapies in the field. I am a qualified Psychotherapist at a Doctoral level and I feel confident to deal with complexity . My natural inclination is to help people in need. My recent training and qualifications do enhance my inclination especially to those psychologically unwell.
Life can be a rough ride. Keeping the balance and moving forward can be a challenge. It can involve stress, anxiety, depression and much more. But I believe through psychological therapies we can learn and, in some cases even master, the art of managing life successfully. To achieve this, I practise an integrative approach that draws strength from various therapies in the field. I am a qualified Psychotherapist at a Doctoral level and I feel confident to deal with complexity . My natural inclination is to help people in need. My recent training and qualifications do enhance my inclination especially to those psychologically unwell.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Sara Churchill, Counsellor in Wimborne Minster, England
Sara Churchill
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wimborne BH21  (Online Only)
Constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling like you’ll never be good enough? If you are living with self-loathing, therapy can help you reduce intense anxiety, stop worrying, and give you your confidence back. Making changes to the way you think and feel doesn’t have to take a long time or cost loads of money. It’s just an hour of counselling a week and you can book an online session that fits your schedule and cuts out travel. Therapy can help transform how you feel by...
Constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling like you’ll never be good enough? If you are living with self-loathing, therapy can help you reduce intense anxiety, stop worrying, and give you your confidence back. Making changes to the way you think and feel doesn’t have to take a long time or cost loads of money. It’s just an hour of counselling a week and you can book an online session that fits your schedule and cuts out travel. Therapy can help transform how you feel by...
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Photo of Julie Haine, Counsellor in Wimborne Minster, England
Julie Haine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wimborne BH21
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
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Photo of Jo Whale, Counsellor in Wimborne Minster, England
Jo Whale
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wimborne BH21
When life gets tough we can find ourselves feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. At these times talking to someone else can be helpful to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps you are experiencing loss or bereavement, or a significant transition in your home, work or relationships. Living with uncertainty and change can stir up uncomfortable feelings in us like anxiety, depression, anger or sadness. Whatever is going on for you, I can provide you with the time and space to think things through, and together we will work to make sense of what is going on and find a way forward.
When life gets tough we can find ourselves feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. At these times talking to someone else can be helpful to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps you are experiencing loss or bereavement, or a significant transition in your home, work or relationships. Living with uncertainty and change can stir up uncomfortable feelings in us like anxiety, depression, anger or sadness. Whatever is going on for you, I can provide you with the time and space to think things through, and together we will work to make sense of what is going on and find a way forward.
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Photo of Estelle Cassidy, Psychotherapist in Wimborne Minster, England
Estelle Cassidy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wimborne BH21
I am a Registered member of BACP and have over 15 years of experience in counselling. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Counselling and Psychotherapy Degree, a Certificate in Relationship Therapy from Doncaster University, a Relate Certificate in Family Counselling and a Life Coaching Diploma. I am a Relate qualified couples counsellor & family counsellor and I hold a Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
I am a Registered member of BACP and have over 15 years of experience in counselling. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Counselling and Psychotherapy Degree, a Certificate in Relationship Therapy from Doncaster University, a Relate Certificate in Family Counselling and a Life Coaching Diploma. I am a Relate qualified couples counsellor & family counsellor and I hold a Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Photo of Rob Conley, Psychotherapist in Wimborne Minster, England
Rob Conley
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Wimborne BH21
Hello, my name is Rob Conley. I am a psychotherapist, practising from BH15 1BT, BH21 1DX, and online or via telephone. I offer both short-term and longer-term psychotherapy to adult individuals. I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental relationship in which you can explore your experiences and discuss any problems and difficulties. You can decide what you want to change or consider how to manage the impact of anything you cannot change. My goal is to form therapeutic relationships in which people can experience profound healing, positive changes, or consider ways of managing the impact of what cannot be changed.
Hello, my name is Rob Conley. I am a psychotherapist, practising from BH15 1BT, BH21 1DX, and online or via telephone. I offer both short-term and longer-term psychotherapy to adult individuals. I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental relationship in which you can explore your experiences and discuss any problems and difficulties. You can decide what you want to change or consider how to manage the impact of anything you cannot change. My goal is to form therapeutic relationships in which people can experience profound healing, positive changes, or consider ways of managing the impact of what cannot be changed.
01725 538807 View 01725 538807
Photo of Maryann Byrne, Psychotherapist in Wimborne Minster, England
Maryann Byrne
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wimborne BH21
There are times when many of us feel we could benefit from emotional support and although making that first step to see a counsellor can seem enormous, it is a really positive step as talking in confidence to a professional counsellor can help bring clarity and healing and give you much needed support during a painful or anxious time. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions and responses and empower you to make changes in your life. It facilitates the freedom to talk openly and confidentially, in a place where you will be really listened to.
There are times when many of us feel we could benefit from emotional support and although making that first step to see a counsellor can seem enormous, it is a really positive step as talking in confidence to a professional counsellor can help bring clarity and healing and give you much needed support during a painful or anxious time. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions and responses and empower you to make changes in your life. It facilitates the freedom to talk openly and confidentially, in a place where you will be really listened to.
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Photo of Mandy Jane Nicholson, Counsellor in Wimborne Minster, England
Mandy Jane Nicholson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wimborne BH21
Waitlist for new clients
I am an empathic, approachable and experienced (5yrs) Humanistic Integrative LGBTQ affirmative counsellor. I also integrate CBT into my practice particularly when working with anxiety. I have facilitated numerous Wellbeing Support Groups for Dorset Mind including 2 LGBTQ peer-support talking groups and an anxiety support group. My private practice was based at Over the Rainbow Sexual Health Clinic in Bournemouth for 5 years where I have had the privilege of working with a variety of LGBTQ people experiencing numerous Wellbeing Challenges including:Post Traumatic Injury, OCD, Depression, Social Anxiety and Emotionally Unstable PD.
I am an empathic, approachable and experienced (5yrs) Humanistic Integrative LGBTQ affirmative counsellor. I also integrate CBT into my practice particularly when working with anxiety. I have facilitated numerous Wellbeing Support Groups for Dorset Mind including 2 LGBTQ peer-support talking groups and an anxiety support group. My private practice was based at Over the Rainbow Sexual Health Clinic in Bournemouth for 5 years where I have had the privilege of working with a variety of LGBTQ people experiencing numerous Wellbeing Challenges including:Post Traumatic Injury, OCD, Depression, Social Anxiety and Emotionally Unstable PD.
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Photo of Dr Tina L Graham, Psychotherapist in Wimborne Minster, England
Dr Tina L Graham
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wimborne BH21
Hello Change Seekers, I'm Tina & I've been working with people therapeutically since 1995; both as a psychotherapist and as a clinical supervisior. Following my early qualifications, I continued on with academic studies because I came to realise that the nature of the therapeutic relationship was crucial. Within that Real and Authentic relationship we can hold space for so many difficulties and reach new insights and depths of understanding about ourselves and how to integrate that knowledge to live our best lives. Ideally you will be open to explore, integrate, share, be vulnerable, want to develop and grow & reclaim yourself fully
Hello Change Seekers, I'm Tina & I've been working with people therapeutically since 1995; both as a psychotherapist and as a clinical supervisior. Following my early qualifications, I continued on with academic studies because I came to realise that the nature of the therapeutic relationship was crucial. Within that Real and Authentic relationship we can hold space for so many difficulties and reach new insights and depths of understanding about ourselves and how to integrate that knowledge to live our best lives. Ideally you will be open to explore, integrate, share, be vulnerable, want to develop and grow & reclaim yourself fully
01202 125663 View 01202 125663
Photo of Nicky Vallance, Counsellor in Wimborne Minster, England
Nicky Vallance
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wimborne BH21
Hi, I'm Nicky. I can help if you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, or coming to terms with long-term health issues. If you find yourself fitting around everyone else's needs at the expense of your own or have not been able to move on from past experiences, or are overloaded then I can help you to turn things around. I offer a warm, safe, confidential space to talk and overcome the challenges you are facing, tune into your emotions, so they become your guide rather than overwhelm you. Most importantly build a new relationship with yourself and feel more confident and in control of your life.
Hi, I'm Nicky. I can help if you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, or coming to terms with long-term health issues. If you find yourself fitting around everyone else's needs at the expense of your own or have not been able to move on from past experiences, or are overloaded then I can help you to turn things around. I offer a warm, safe, confidential space to talk and overcome the challenges you are facing, tune into your emotions, so they become your guide rather than overwhelm you. Most importantly build a new relationship with yourself and feel more confident and in control of your life.
01202 125197 View 01202 125197
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Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wimborne BH21
If you are struggling to cope or left with the impact of trauma / abuse, i offer a safe confidential environment to help you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. I draw upon a range of different approaches, specialising in Humanistic Integrative & Third Wave CBT. Perhaps your problems are affecting your relationships or work life? Everybody experiences things differently, and together we can come up with a treatment plan that will fit just for you and help you to progress and change the things you wish to. Gain insight, clarity and direction as you progress toward a better understanding, and improved mental health.
If you are struggling to cope or left with the impact of trauma / abuse, i offer a safe confidential environment to help you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. I draw upon a range of different approaches, specialising in Humanistic Integrative & Third Wave CBT. Perhaps your problems are affecting your relationships or work life? Everybody experiences things differently, and together we can come up with a treatment plan that will fit just for you and help you to progress and change the things you wish to. Gain insight, clarity and direction as you progress toward a better understanding, and improved mental health.
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Photo of Dr Sophia Chambers, Psychologist in Wimborne Minster, England
Dr Sophia Chambers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wimborne BH21
Waitlist for new clients
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
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Photo of Hayley Ball, Counsellor in Wimborne Minster, England
Hayley Ball
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wimborne BH21
Searching for a therapist can feel daunting, I can remember when I had to do it for myself. I have worked with a diverse range of clients, all of whom have many different reasons for seeking therapy. Whatever your reason for finding yourself here, I can offer you a space to feel not only listened to but truly heard without judgement.
Searching for a therapist can feel daunting, I can remember when I had to do it for myself. I have worked with a diverse range of clients, all of whom have many different reasons for seeking therapy. Whatever your reason for finding yourself here, I can offer you a space to feel not only listened to but truly heard without judgement.
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Photo of Sharon Winward, Psychologist in Wimborne Minster, England
Sharon Winward
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wimborne BH21
I have been working in the NHS for over twenty years, alongside my independent practice. I have an Honours Degree in Psychology; a Masters Degree in Health Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Since qualifying I have trained further in Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and compassion based approaches. I enjoy working with people with a range of difficulties across the spectrum of severity. I have a particular interest working with people recovering from trauma, or struggling with depression or anxiety.
I have been working in the NHS for over twenty years, alongside my independent practice. I have an Honours Degree in Psychology; a Masters Degree in Health Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Since qualifying I have trained further in Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and compassion based approaches. I enjoy working with people with a range of difficulties across the spectrum of severity. I have a particular interest working with people recovering from trauma, or struggling with depression or anxiety.
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Moving on Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wimborne BH21
It may be that you are experiencing deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness with no motivation for the future. You may be increasingly stressed and anxious, feeling that you are isolated and separate from all that is happening around you. You may be struggling with irritability and anger, finding yourself being overly defensive or being hurtful towards others. I can help with all of these experiences, helping you to identify the causes and support you in overcoming them. Counselling can make a real difference to your life.
It may be that you are experiencing deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness with no motivation for the future. You may be increasingly stressed and anxious, feeling that you are isolated and separate from all that is happening around you. You may be struggling with irritability and anger, finding yourself being overly defensive or being hurtful towards others. I can help with all of these experiences, helping you to identify the causes and support you in overcoming them. Counselling can make a real difference to your life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wimborne Minster

< 10

Counsellors in Wimborne Minster who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Bereavement
83% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Bupa
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Wimborne Minster see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wimborne Minster?

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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.