Photo of Benjamin Jackson, Psychotherapist in HD1, England
Benjamin Jackson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I’m Ben, a psychotherapist and counsellor working online, on the phone and in-person from West Yorkshire (Marsden & Huddersfield). I am a person-centred (or client-centred) therapist which means that our sessions are about you, your life and your experiences. You might have a very clear idea of why you would like therapy, or you might have a more general feeling that therapy might be useful for you. All that matters is that it's your choice. Wherever things start, my experience is therapy can be a route to understanding, healing and growth; it can bring a kind of peace with where you are, where you've been and where you want to go.
I’m Ben, a psychotherapist and counsellor working online, on the phone and in-person from West Yorkshire (Marsden & Huddersfield). I am a person-centred (or client-centred) therapist which means that our sessions are about you, your life and your experiences. You might have a very clear idea of why you would like therapy, or you might have a more general feeling that therapy might be useful for you. All that matters is that it's your choice. Wherever things start, my experience is therapy can be a route to understanding, healing and growth; it can bring a kind of peace with where you are, where you've been and where you want to go.
01484 240351 View 01484 240351
Photo of Christine Bishop Counselling, Counsellor in HD1, England
Christine Bishop Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello - welcome to my profile. If you are looking for a counsellor, I believe there is a need in your life that is affecting you and you are wondering whether counselling will help? This may be related to a relationship, job or health issue or it may relate to feelings of anxiety, anger, depression or loss that can be overwhelming at times. How can counselling help? This varies from person to person: some people benefit from short-term counselling, while for others, it is a more long-term process. Increasing in self-awareness, realising why we feel or react the way that we do, can empower us and can lead to lasting change.
Hello - welcome to my profile. If you are looking for a counsellor, I believe there is a need in your life that is affecting you and you are wondering whether counselling will help? This may be related to a relationship, job or health issue or it may relate to feelings of anxiety, anger, depression or loss that can be overwhelming at times. How can counselling help? This varies from person to person: some people benefit from short-term counselling, while for others, it is a more long-term process. Increasing in self-awareness, realising why we feel or react the way that we do, can empower us and can lead to lasting change.
01484 627466 View 01484 627466
Photo of Michelle Spendlove, Counsellor in HD1, England
Michelle Spendlove
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm Michelle, and I'm passionate about helping those who want to help themselves. I'm a Registered Member of the BACP, and my homely therapy room is based in Huddersfield town centre. I also offer video counselling depending on your preference. I'm an Integrative counsellor, using a range of techniques from various talking therapies, tailored to your individual needs. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings to find the root cause of any issues, and begin the healing process. I operate my practice by viewing you as a person - not a 'patient', and pride myself on being down-to-earth, open-minded and relatable.
I'm Michelle, and I'm passionate about helping those who want to help themselves. I'm a Registered Member of the BACP, and my homely therapy room is based in Huddersfield town centre. I also offer video counselling depending on your preference. I'm an Integrative counsellor, using a range of techniques from various talking therapies, tailored to your individual needs. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings to find the root cause of any issues, and begin the healing process. I operate my practice by viewing you as a person - not a 'patient', and pride myself on being down-to-earth, open-minded and relatable.
01484 240372 View 01484 240372
Photo of Bread and Roses Counselling, Counsellor in HD1, England
Bread and Roses Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Is this the year you want to stop holding your breath in your work, life, and relationships? Are you secretly wanting to colour outside the lines, be brave and take up space? Perhaps deep down you know there are reasons why you’re playing it small – if you only had the energy, you could change. Does the thought of breaking familiar patterns brings up feelings that are too big and overwhelming? Together we can find approaches where you’ll spend less time overthinking and on autopilot. Where you can become courageous and effective in the face of life’s challenges rather than spending time stuck in self-critical loops or isolation.
Is this the year you want to stop holding your breath in your work, life, and relationships? Are you secretly wanting to colour outside the lines, be brave and take up space? Perhaps deep down you know there are reasons why you’re playing it small – if you only had the energy, you could change. Does the thought of breaking familiar patterns brings up feelings that are too big and overwhelming? Together we can find approaches where you’ll spend less time overthinking and on autopilot. Where you can become courageous and effective in the face of life’s challenges rather than spending time stuck in self-critical loops or isolation.
07401 270437 View 07401 270437
Photo of Amanda Carberry-Tully, Counsellor in HD1, England
Amanda Carberry-Tully
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
What I am offering is counselling of a Person-Centred nature, this is exactly as it sounds, you are at the centre. It is about you and you have the ability to solve your own issues. If you want to be my client, I will sit and listen with the focus on you as a unique individual. The counselling process, incorporates empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive. These may seem like strange words but they mean that I am skilled at listening and that I can see the world from your point of view, with no pre-determined judgement or conditions. The question is, Could counselling change your life ?
What I am offering is counselling of a Person-Centred nature, this is exactly as it sounds, you are at the centre. It is about you and you have the ability to solve your own issues. If you want to be my client, I will sit and listen with the focus on you as a unique individual. The counselling process, incorporates empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive. These may seem like strange words but they mean that I am skilled at listening and that I can see the world from your point of view, with no pre-determined judgement or conditions. The question is, Could counselling change your life ?
01484 240392 View 01484 240392
Photo of Shahina Amin, Counsellor in HD1, England
Shahina Amin
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Huddersfield HD1  (Online Only)
Feelings and emotions are difficult to navigate, with the constant pressure of the uncertainty of life. Counselling a tool that can be accessed to help deal with feelings and emotions through talking; talking to someone without judgment while sharing your deepest thoughts and feelings.
Feelings and emotions are difficult to navigate, with the constant pressure of the uncertainty of life. Counselling a tool that can be accessed to help deal with feelings and emotions through talking; talking to someone without judgment while sharing your deepest thoughts and feelings.
01484 627441 View 01484 627441
Photo of Nathan Alexander, Counsellor in HD1, England
Nathan Alexander
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a trauma-informed, integrative therapist with NHS experience. Being trauma-informed means that I use a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts a person’s mental well-being. This type of therapy is rooted in understanding the connection between the trauma experience and the person’s emotional and behavioural responses. Being integrative means that I can work at your pace with a wide variety of skills tailored to suit you. I am aware that therapy is not a “one size fits all” and I pride myself in working with you to reconnect you with your values in life
I am a trauma-informed, integrative therapist with NHS experience. Being trauma-informed means that I use a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts a person’s mental well-being. This type of therapy is rooted in understanding the connection between the trauma experience and the person’s emotional and behavioural responses. Being integrative means that I can work at your pace with a wide variety of skills tailored to suit you. I am aware that therapy is not a “one size fits all” and I pride myself in working with you to reconnect you with your values in life
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Photo of Diane DuQueno, Psychotherapist in HD1, England
Diane DuQueno
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Are you experiencing relationship problems, inner conflicts or life stresses? It can help to find someone who is empathic and skilled who offers a safe space in which to share these feelings and dilemmas. Sometimes the issues may have been a pressure in life for months or years, and become part of your personality. It is a relief to discover that there is a solution to be found in therapy. I am especially interested in helping clients who have experienced troubled, sometimes abusive, childhoods and early loss of significant attachment figures. Often later life experience brings back earlier trauma and distress.
Are you experiencing relationship problems, inner conflicts or life stresses? It can help to find someone who is empathic and skilled who offers a safe space in which to share these feelings and dilemmas. Sometimes the issues may have been a pressure in life for months or years, and become part of your personality. It is a relief to discover that there is a solution to be found in therapy. I am especially interested in helping clients who have experienced troubled, sometimes abusive, childhoods and early loss of significant attachment figures. Often later life experience brings back earlier trauma and distress.
01484 240049 View 01484 240049
Photo of Via Vitae Counselling Services, Counsellor in HD1, England
Via Vitae Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Huddersfield HD1  (Online Only)
Are you looking to change your major relationships, or your job? Do you want to improve your self-esteem or are seeking the confidence to rebuild yourself after a traumatic event? Change takes time, but you don't have to do it alone. I take an individual approach, and appreciate that everyone is different with different needs. I will work with you, allowing you to have control over your therapy, and I will encourage you to have a voice. If you are willing to make the most of what you learn about yourself then you are more likely to make progress that lasts and changes your life for the better. Supervision is available too.
Are you looking to change your major relationships, or your job? Do you want to improve your self-esteem or are seeking the confidence to rebuild yourself after a traumatic event? Change takes time, but you don't have to do it alone. I take an individual approach, and appreciate that everyone is different with different needs. I will work with you, allowing you to have control over your therapy, and I will encourage you to have a voice. If you are willing to make the most of what you learn about yourself then you are more likely to make progress that lasts and changes your life for the better. Supervision is available too.
01457 607256 View 01457 607256
Photo of Weaving Rainbow Seas counselling services, Counsellor in HD1, England
Weaving Rainbow Seas counselling services
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
At this time of difficulty - and maybe breakthrough - for you I can walk with you as your kind and wise ally. We can acknowledge what's hard and identify the changes you want to put into place. I'm a coach as well as a counsellor. You'll find that, in addition to the usual therapuetic services I can also offer you at least two special services: 1. creative arts therapy 2. flexible counselling if you're someone who works far away (say as cabin crew) and can't connect for regular slots. We can work by letter and email, as well as Zoom, if you wish. The point is to ensure you get the KIND of support you need, and WHEN you need it.
At this time of difficulty - and maybe breakthrough - for you I can walk with you as your kind and wise ally. We can acknowledge what's hard and identify the changes you want to put into place. I'm a coach as well as a counsellor. You'll find that, in addition to the usual therapuetic services I can also offer you at least two special services: 1. creative arts therapy 2. flexible counselling if you're someone who works far away (say as cabin crew) and can't connect for regular slots. We can work by letter and email, as well as Zoom, if you wish. The point is to ensure you get the KIND of support you need, and WHEN you need it.
01484 627350 View 01484 627350
Photo of Stacey Moxon, Counsellor in HD1, England
Stacey Moxon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome... Are you feeling lost in the darkness, just getting through the day and putting on a fake self and smile to others? Maybe you're fearful, people pleasing, keeping busy, avoiding conflict and criticism at all costs? Are you exhausted no matter how much rest you get, sad about the past or anxious about the future? Are you scared of ending up alone, critical of yourself, feel like you're not good enough or that you don't fit in or belong? Are you feeling constantly stressed, over thinking and find it hard to relax or switch of? Is it hard to trust people and let your guard down? I hear you.
Welcome... Are you feeling lost in the darkness, just getting through the day and putting on a fake self and smile to others? Maybe you're fearful, people pleasing, keeping busy, avoiding conflict and criticism at all costs? Are you exhausted no matter how much rest you get, sad about the past or anxious about the future? Are you scared of ending up alone, critical of yourself, feel like you're not good enough or that you don't fit in or belong? Are you feeling constantly stressed, over thinking and find it hard to relax or switch of? Is it hard to trust people and let your guard down? I hear you.
01484 627934 View 01484 627934
Photo of Counselling Devoted to You, Counsellor in HD1, England
Counselling Devoted to You
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can be a rollercoaster at times and when we are faced with tough times it can be difficult to manage our feelings or even locate what we are feeling and why. Sometimes we can feel stuck, lost, numb or alone in our pain, I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore your difficulties, free from judgement. I am a warm and friendly person and I aim to provide the conditions needed for you to feel confident enough to allow me to journey with you to move forward positively.
Life can be a rollercoaster at times and when we are faced with tough times it can be difficult to manage our feelings or even locate what we are feeling and why. Sometimes we can feel stuck, lost, numb or alone in our pain, I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore your difficulties, free from judgement. I am a warm and friendly person and I aim to provide the conditions needed for you to feel confident enough to allow me to journey with you to move forward positively.
01484 240048 View 01484 240048
Photo of Nosheen Akhtar, Counsellor in HD1, England
Nosheen Akhtar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, and welcome to my page. I am an experienced Muslim counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, offering counselling for individuals and couples online or face to face in my office in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It can be daunting speaking to someone about things which are difficult to talk about, you may not know where to begin. This is why I suggest an introductory call, where you can ask me questions about the counselling process, and I can get some information about what brings you to counselling, so that you can understand how counselling can help you. Get in touch today, via call, text or email.
Hello, and welcome to my page. I am an experienced Muslim counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, offering counselling for individuals and couples online or face to face in my office in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It can be daunting speaking to someone about things which are difficult to talk about, you may not know where to begin. This is why I suggest an introductory call, where you can ask me questions about the counselling process, and I can get some information about what brings you to counselling, so that you can understand how counselling can help you. Get in touch today, via call, text or email.
01484 627164 View 01484 627164
Photo of Emma Dunn, Psychotherapist in HD1, England
Emma Dunn
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello. I am Emma. The common themes for those seeking help are anxiety, low self confidence and depression, I believe we might not recognise these terms. It is more like you feel life is a struggle with no direction and purpose, or your head feels full of thoughts, and you feel restless. I have success with clients who, in addition to wanting to be better, want to find themselves and understand the world in which they live. This often means working with existential questions; Why am I here? What is the point? I also work with trauma. I support issues with food. I am a trained Mindfulness teacher and this can form part of our work.
Hello. I am Emma. The common themes for those seeking help are anxiety, low self confidence and depression, I believe we might not recognise these terms. It is more like you feel life is a struggle with no direction and purpose, or your head feels full of thoughts, and you feel restless. I have success with clients who, in addition to wanting to be better, want to find themselves and understand the world in which they live. This often means working with existential questions; Why am I here? What is the point? I also work with trauma. I support issues with food. I am a trained Mindfulness teacher and this can form part of our work.
01422 415089 View 01422 415089
Photo of Kelly Barnsley, Counsellor in HD1, England
Kelly Barnsley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello my name is Kelly, I am a fully qualified counsellor and hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling. If you feel apprehensive about starting counselling I am approachable and can give you a non judgemental listening ear to help support you and find answers that you may want or need and help you gain insight to what is going on for yourself. I am able to help you gain confidence to make small manageable changes to your life at your own pace. I am calm and friendly and here to help you face whatever issues you may be facing so you don’t have to face them alone.
Hello my name is Kelly, I am a fully qualified counsellor and hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling. If you feel apprehensive about starting counselling I am approachable and can give you a non judgemental listening ear to help support you and find answers that you may want or need and help you gain insight to what is going on for yourself. I am able to help you gain confidence to make small manageable changes to your life at your own pace. I am calm and friendly and here to help you face whatever issues you may be facing so you don’t have to face them alone.
0113 519 0705 View 0113 519 0705
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Trauma Psychotherapist And Clinical Supervisor
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Frustrated? Fed up? Had enough? Cant see a way through? Is your relationship challenging you? Feeling depressed? Anxious? You may be experiencing difficulty for the first time or you may feel life has been a consistent challenge leaving you feeling 'ground down'. Maybe you are consistently stressed or anxious struggling to eat or sleep. Maybe rage or anger are taking hold leaving you feeling erratic and out of control. Whatever emotions or behaviours are causing you concern we can look at them together to find a better, happier and healthier way forward.
Frustrated? Fed up? Had enough? Cant see a way through? Is your relationship challenging you? Feeling depressed? Anxious? You may be experiencing difficulty for the first time or you may feel life has been a consistent challenge leaving you feeling 'ground down'. Maybe you are consistently stressed or anxious struggling to eat or sleep. Maybe rage or anger are taking hold leaving you feeling erratic and out of control. Whatever emotions or behaviours are causing you concern we can look at them together to find a better, happier and healthier way forward.
01422 419261 View 01422 419261
Photo of Christiane Espinelli, Counsellor in HD1, England
Christiane Espinelli
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Huddersfield HD1  (Online Only)
I support women who have been through challenging and abusive relationships. Many of them find difficult with establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries. My clients often confront anxiety and burnout, feeling overwhelmed and constantly on edge due to the weight of stress they carry. Among my clients, there are those who silently endure the weight of motherhood burnout. They want to rediscover their individual identities beyond the role of a caregiver.
I support women who have been through challenging and abusive relationships. Many of them find difficult with establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries. My clients often confront anxiety and burnout, feeling overwhelmed and constantly on edge due to the weight of stress they carry. Among my clients, there are those who silently endure the weight of motherhood burnout. They want to rediscover their individual identities beyond the role of a caregiver.
01274 015747 View 01274 015747
Photo of Nadine Naughton, Counsellor in HD1, England
Nadine Naughton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
01924 938065 View 01924 938065
Photo of Lea Smith, Counsellor in HD1, England
Lea Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor, working with both individuals and couples. My counselling work is integrative and I bring a humanistic approach to my client needs. I offer a safe confidential counselling service in the heart of Marsden, where clients can relax and feel supported in their therapeutic process. Many people begin counselling when they meet problems and issues in their lives that are difficult to navigate on their own. Some may wish to change something in their life, develop better self-awareness, improve their confidence and work on difficulties in their relationship.
I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor, working with both individuals and couples. My counselling work is integrative and I bring a humanistic approach to my client needs. I offer a safe confidential counselling service in the heart of Marsden, where clients can relax and feel supported in their therapeutic process. Many people begin counselling when they meet problems and issues in their lives that are difficult to navigate on their own. Some may wish to change something in their life, develop better self-awareness, improve their confidence and work on difficulties in their relationship.
01484 240406 View 01484 240406
Photo of Dr Catherine (Katie) Moizer, Psychologist in HD1, England
Dr Catherine (Katie) Moizer
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am a highly experienced and skilled Clinical Psychologist of 17 years. I provide psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults with a wide range of presenting issues, such as anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, relationship issues and eating related issues. I have a wide range of experience and skills to draw from, with specialist knowledge and skills in assessment (including cognitive assessment), cognitive behavioural approaches, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing and cognitive analytical mapping. I am fully DBS checked.
I am a highly experienced and skilled Clinical Psychologist of 17 years. I provide psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults with a wide range of presenting issues, such as anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, relationship issues and eating related issues. I have a wide range of experience and skills to draw from, with specialist knowledge and skills in assessment (including cognitive assessment), cognitive behavioural approaches, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing and cognitive analytical mapping. I am fully DBS checked.
01924 975539 View 01924 975539

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in HD1

40+

Average cost per session

£52

Counsellors in HD1 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
85% Trauma and PTSD
85% Stress
78% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aviva
55% AXA PPP
45% Vitality

How Counsellors in HD1 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in HD1?

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.