Photo of Dr Kamila Hortynska, Psychologist in LS16, England
Dr Kamila Hortynska
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
My name is Dr Kamila Hortynska. I'm a Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Mindfulness Expert & Life Coach with over 20 years of clinical experience, 11 in the NHS. My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research. I believe you CAN live the life you desire & deserve and shine so brightly, you will inspire everyone else to do the same! So, are you ready to turn stress & exhaustion into vitality and pleasure? Feel free & radiant? Open up to new possibilities & relationships? I’m an expert in helping people like you spring-clean their lives & introduce new habits of thinking & behaving.
My name is Dr Kamila Hortynska. I'm a Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Mindfulness Expert & Life Coach with over 20 years of clinical experience, 11 in the NHS. My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research. I believe you CAN live the life you desire & deserve and shine so brightly, you will inspire everyone else to do the same! So, are you ready to turn stress & exhaustion into vitality and pleasure? Feel free & radiant? Open up to new possibilities & relationships? I’m an expert in helping people like you spring-clean their lives & introduce new habits of thinking & behaving.
0113 519 0209 View 0113 519 0209
Photo of Beth Madeley Counselling, Counsellor in LS16, England
Beth Madeley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
Taking the first step to seeing a Counsellor can feel really hard. Perhaps you are wondering how it could help, feeling like maybe your problems don’t qualify, or maybe they feel so big that you don’t know where to start. Have you have been trying to talk to friends or family about it but feel like they are not really listening? Or do people just want to give you advice? Being truly listened to can make the world of difference; being really heard. I know from experience that this can give us the courage to work through the things we haven’t been able to face on our own.
Taking the first step to seeing a Counsellor can feel really hard. Perhaps you are wondering how it could help, feeling like maybe your problems don’t qualify, or maybe they feel so big that you don’t know where to start. Have you have been trying to talk to friends or family about it but feel like they are not really listening? Or do people just want to give you advice? Being truly listened to can make the world of difference; being really heard. I know from experience that this can give us the courage to work through the things we haven’t been able to face on our own.
0113 733 7418 View 0113 733 7418
Photo of Sasha Singh Thompson, Counsellor in LS16, England
Sasha Singh Thompson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
Hi, I’m Sasha and I’m an integrative counsellor in north Leeds. My gentle and compassionate approach supports adults and young people to explore any issues they may be facing and improve their happiness and wellbeing.
Hi, I’m Sasha and I’m an integrative counsellor in north Leeds. My gentle and compassionate approach supports adults and young people to explore any issues they may be facing and improve their happiness and wellbeing.
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Photo of David Sheppard, Counsellor in LS16, England
David Sheppard
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I offer a compassionate counselling service in Leeds, and online throughout the UK. I'm available to work with anyone who may feel lost, confused, sad or anxious. Together we can create a place of safety to discuss your life, and any issues you are experiencing. Therapy can give you tools to navigate through life's up and downs and can help strengthen your sense of self. I believe that our perceptions of our own brokenness can be viewed differently. That our flaws are what makes us unique, beautiful and wonderfully human.
I offer a compassionate counselling service in Leeds, and online throughout the UK. I'm available to work with anyone who may feel lost, confused, sad or anxious. Together we can create a place of safety to discuss your life, and any issues you are experiencing. Therapy can give you tools to navigate through life's up and downs and can help strengthen your sense of self. I believe that our perceptions of our own brokenness can be viewed differently. That our flaws are what makes us unique, beautiful and wonderfully human.
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Sally Cook
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leeds LS16
Hi, my name is Sally. I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with a BSc (Hons) degree in therapeutic counselling, gained from Leeds Beckett's University. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I incorporate different types of therapies in a person-centered way. Thus, I can offer you support that is especially catered for your needs. I am able to offer an environment that is empathic, cathartic and caring by creating a non-judgmental safe space for you to share how you are feeling.
Hi, my name is Sally. I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with a BSc (Hons) degree in therapeutic counselling, gained from Leeds Beckett's University. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I incorporate different types of therapies in a person-centered way. Thus, I can offer you support that is especially catered for your needs. I am able to offer an environment that is empathic, cathartic and caring by creating a non-judgmental safe space for you to share how you are feeling.
0113 467 8564 View 0113 467 8564
Photo of A. J. Farrell Counselling, Counsellor in LS16, England
A. J. Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
0113 512 7087 View 0113 512 7087
Photo of Dr Aneesa Shariff | Ocd | Panic | Ptsd | Worry | Social Anx, Psychologist in LS16, England
Dr Aneesa Shariff | Ocd | Panic | Ptsd | Worry | Social Anx
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS16
You may be successful and high achieving but your worries and tendency to go over worst case scenarios in your head are so hard to control. Perhaps your anxiety is making it difficult for you to sleep well, relax, causing problems in your relationships, or bringing on panic attacks. You may have been coping by trying to block the worries out or avoid the situations that trigger your anxiety, but this is only making it harder for you to be present in your life and relationships the way you want to be. I'm here to help and let you know that you can learn to live life in the moment and learn to trust in your coping skills again.
You may be successful and high achieving but your worries and tendency to go over worst case scenarios in your head are so hard to control. Perhaps your anxiety is making it difficult for you to sleep well, relax, causing problems in your relationships, or bringing on panic attacks. You may have been coping by trying to block the worries out or avoid the situations that trigger your anxiety, but this is only making it harder for you to be present in your life and relationships the way you want to be. I'm here to help and let you know that you can learn to live life in the moment and learn to trust in your coping skills again.
0113 519 0623 View 0113 519 0623
Photo of Adeola Iluyomade, Psychotherapist in LS16, England
Adeola Iluyomade
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I offer a space to talk, giving you time out to reflect and to explore self-development. As an Integrative Relational Therapeutic Counsellor, I draw on different models of therapy including Psychodynamic, Systemic, Interpersonal Process, CBT, Transactional Analysis amongst others in supporting you to reach your desired goals to maximise your full potentials. Meaning, you will find my approach friendly, empowering and conversational in style. I take great care in ensuring that you feel safe, respected and valued. I offer flexibility of short or long term therapy as tailored round your needs. I adhere to the ethics & codes of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I offer a space to talk, giving you time out to reflect and to explore self-development. As an Integrative Relational Therapeutic Counsellor, I draw on different models of therapy including Psychodynamic, Systemic, Interpersonal Process, CBT, Transactional Analysis amongst others in supporting you to reach your desired goals to maximise your full potentials. Meaning, you will find my approach friendly, empowering and conversational in style. I take great care in ensuring that you feel safe, respected and valued. I offer flexibility of short or long term therapy as tailored round your needs. I adhere to the ethics & codes of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
0113 467 9309 View 0113 467 9309
Photo of Dr Charlotte O'Brien, Psychologist in LS16, England
Dr Charlotte O'Brien
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
You are very warmly welcome. My name is Charlotte and I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and BACP registered Psychotherapist. I offer weekly individual psychotherapy to adults and young people over 16 years of age on a one-to-one basis, in-person in North Leeds or online for clients based across the UK. I am an experienced practitioner, lecturer at the University of Manchester, and RAPPS registered clinical supervisor. My specialist area of research is how we experience trauma in the body and I have published numerous academic papers in this field.
You are very warmly welcome. My name is Charlotte and I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and BACP registered Psychotherapist. I offer weekly individual psychotherapy to adults and young people over 16 years of age on a one-to-one basis, in-person in North Leeds or online for clients based across the UK. I am an experienced practitioner, lecturer at the University of Manchester, and RAPPS registered clinical supervisor. My specialist area of research is how we experience trauma in the body and I have published numerous academic papers in this field.
01937 220258 View 01937 220258
Photo of Mark Sunderland, Counsellor in LS16, England
Mark Sunderland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
As your counsellor, I can help you by listening to whatever is troubling you the aim being to help you to explore and understand the events or situation that have prompted you to seek help. I can help you explore any kind of problem, whether it is trying to make sense of a past life experience that is causing you some emotional pain, or a current problem that you are finding hard to cope with on your own, or perhaps a fear of something in the future which is holding you back.
As your counsellor, I can help you by listening to whatever is troubling you the aim being to help you to explore and understand the events or situation that have prompted you to seek help. I can help you explore any kind of problem, whether it is trying to make sense of a past life experience that is causing you some emotional pain, or a current problem that you are finding hard to cope with on your own, or perhaps a fear of something in the future which is holding you back.
0113 519 0090 View 0113 519 0090
Photo of Dominique Pitman, Counsellor in LS16, England
Dominique Pitman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leeds LS16  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with everyday life at the moment, or are you not feeling yourself? Do you have lots of thoughts going round your head and you don’t know what to do about them? Taking some time out to talk to an experienced therapist can really help. Together we can explore your feelings and worries, better understand where they come from and also figure out what changes you could make to help you feel happier. I aim to listen and be truly alongside you throughout the sessions as you talk about anything that you want to bring – be it experiences from the past, things that are happening now, or concerns for the future.
Are you struggling with everyday life at the moment, or are you not feeling yourself? Do you have lots of thoughts going round your head and you don’t know what to do about them? Taking some time out to talk to an experienced therapist can really help. Together we can explore your feelings and worries, better understand where they come from and also figure out what changes you could make to help you feel happier. I aim to listen and be truly alongside you throughout the sessions as you talk about anything that you want to bring – be it experiences from the past, things that are happening now, or concerns for the future.
0113 519 0482 View 0113 519 0482
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Yolanda Black-Fuentes
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16  (Online Only)
Hello. I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I practice an open, pluralistic form of counselling that can be adapted to the unique needs of each client, as no two people are alike. I will work collaboratively with you to assess your preferences, needs and expectations, in order to create an effective therapeutic approach for your problems. Counselling may be long or short-term. Usually, short-term, time-limited counselling will be more structured and goal-oriented. I have experience of working with a diverse range of clients with various issues including:
Hello. I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I practice an open, pluralistic form of counselling that can be adapted to the unique needs of each client, as no two people are alike. I will work collaboratively with you to assess your preferences, needs and expectations, in order to create an effective therapeutic approach for your problems. Counselling may be long or short-term. Usually, short-term, time-limited counselling will be more structured and goal-oriented. I have experience of working with a diverse range of clients with various issues including:
0113 467 8483 View 0113 467 8483
Photo of Christine Egan, Counsellor in LS16, England
Christine Egan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I am a person centred counsellor. Person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach, to increase a person's feelings of self-worth, enabling them to find their own way to move forward and to progress. I offer private counselling sessions in Leeds and surrounding areas. My experience in providing counselling for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, childhood issues, bereavement and relationship difficulties allows me to work with adults, both male and female, as well as couples.
I am a person centred counsellor. Person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach, to increase a person's feelings of self-worth, enabling them to find their own way to move forward and to progress. I offer private counselling sessions in Leeds and surrounding areas. My experience in providing counselling for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, childhood issues, bereavement and relationship difficulties allows me to work with adults, both male and female, as well as couples.
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Photo of J Heline Freea Mind Body Therapies Training Supervision, Counsellor in LS16, England
J Heline Freea Mind Body Therapies Training Supervision
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
0113 519 7247 View 0113 519 7247
Photo of Dr Fiona Bentley, Psychologist in LS16, England
Dr Fiona Bentley
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years post-qualification experience of working with adults in the NHS. I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society. I am an accredited practitioner in EMDR. I help people with a range of emotional difficulties, including low mood, anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), obsessive-compulsive problems, eating issues, PTSD and dealing with the effects of trauma or abuse, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, loss, and adjustment difficulties following stressful life events.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years post-qualification experience of working with adults in the NHS. I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society. I am an accredited practitioner in EMDR. I help people with a range of emotional difficulties, including low mood, anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), obsessive-compulsive problems, eating issues, PTSD and dealing with the effects of trauma or abuse, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, loss, and adjustment difficulties following stressful life events.
07427 596845 View 07427 596845
Photo of Elizabeth Robinson, Counsellor in LS16, England
Elizabeth Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
Elizabeth Robinson Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist , Couple counsellor and Clinical Supervisor . I have over 19 years experience working and training within a variety of organisations , NHS, General Practice, Bradford Rape Crisis , Behind Closed Doors( Domestic Violence ) , Sue Ryder Hospice. Best gift you can give yourself is to come for some counselling it will support you finding yourself again and gain clarity to make the best choice for you in your life. I look forward to hearing from you.
Elizabeth Robinson Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist , Couple counsellor and Clinical Supervisor . I have over 19 years experience working and training within a variety of organisations , NHS, General Practice, Bradford Rape Crisis , Behind Closed Doors( Domestic Violence ) , Sue Ryder Hospice. Best gift you can give yourself is to come for some counselling it will support you finding yourself again and gain clarity to make the best choice for you in your life. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Photo of Rachel Spence, Counsellor in LS16, England
Rachel Spence
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a Relate trained counsellor experienced at working with both couples and individuals. I offer a down-to-earth, forward thinking, non-directive approach. I endeavour to create a warm, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship where we can focus on you and your situation. I will work with you to understand your concerns, your deeper needs and how they are affecting your life and relationships.I see my role as supportive of your change, offering change to explore feelings and experiences in a safe, confidential space. I have worked with clients from the LGBT community and from diverse backgrounds.
I am a Relate trained counsellor experienced at working with both couples and individuals. I offer a down-to-earth, forward thinking, non-directive approach. I endeavour to create a warm, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship where we can focus on you and your situation. I will work with you to understand your concerns, your deeper needs and how they are affecting your life and relationships.I see my role as supportive of your change, offering change to explore feelings and experiences in a safe, confidential space. I have worked with clients from the LGBT community and from diverse backgrounds.
0113 467 9116 View 0113 467 9116
Photo of Judith Marlow, Psychotherapist in LS16, England
Judith Marlow
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Leeds LS16
Do you have extremes of feeling: anger/numbness; fear/fearlessness; afraid to be alone/pushing others away? Maybe you have a sense of yourself as being very different with different people, or in different situations. You may have some ideas as to the roots of your current difficulties, or it may feel as though it has come out of nothing. It may be that you have struggled to find a therapist who can offer more than a limited number of sessions, or that you haven't felt able to bring the different parts of yourself. All parts of you are welcome here.
Do you have extremes of feeling: anger/numbness; fear/fearlessness; afraid to be alone/pushing others away? Maybe you have a sense of yourself as being very different with different people, or in different situations. You may have some ideas as to the roots of your current difficulties, or it may feel as though it has come out of nothing. It may be that you have struggled to find a therapist who can offer more than a limited number of sessions, or that you haven't felt able to bring the different parts of yourself. All parts of you are welcome here.
0113 519 0278 View 0113 519 0278
Photo of Julia de los Rios, Counsellor in LS16, England
Julia de los Rios
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
0113 320 6027 View 0113 320 6027
Photo of Andy Williams, Psychotherapist in LS16, England
Andy Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
Not accepting new clients
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
0113 519 4703 View 0113 519 4703

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in LS16

40+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in LS16 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
90% Self Esteem
88% Stress
85% Relationship Issues
83% Bereavement
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
75% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in LS16 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in LS16?

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.