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Richard Hobbs
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Richard. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and I work with a range of people who have had challenging moments in their lives. My specialties include supporting people who live with chronic health conditions or life changing injuries. I have worked in the NHS for over 10 years, working with patients in a wide range of circumstances including those undergoing treatment for conditions such as cancer and diabetes, as well as those in palliative care and in surgical settings. I have seen a range of issues including anxiety, low mood and depression, loss, grief and trauma.
Hi, I’m Richard. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and I work with a range of people who have had challenging moments in their lives. My specialties include supporting people who live with chronic health conditions or life changing injuries. I have worked in the NHS for over 10 years, working with patients in a wide range of circumstances including those undergoing treatment for conditions such as cancer and diabetes, as well as those in palliative care and in surgical settings. I have seen a range of issues including anxiety, low mood and depression, loss, grief and trauma.
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Dan Owens-Cooper
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
So often clients' unhelpful experiences of therapy are attributed to their therapist being "silent", "difficult to connect with" or (at worst) "like a brick wall". The psychologically informed, dedicated and authentic experience I deliver requires me to be active, present and, primarily, something resembling an authentic human being whom I hope you will trust and feel at ease with. You will have the time and space to talk (without awkward silences!) and where desired, I can share with you knowledge/theory acquired from 10 years clinical experience, to help us collaboratively explore, enlighten and enhance your lived experience.
So often clients' unhelpful experiences of therapy are attributed to their therapist being "silent", "difficult to connect with" or (at worst) "like a brick wall". The psychologically informed, dedicated and authentic experience I deliver requires me to be active, present and, primarily, something resembling an authentic human being whom I hope you will trust and feel at ease with. You will have the time and space to talk (without awkward silences!) and where desired, I can share with you knowledge/theory acquired from 10 years clinical experience, to help us collaboratively explore, enlighten and enhance your lived experience.
01707 954051 View 01707 954051
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Austen Miall
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
My name is Austen and I provide Psychotherapy to individuals & couples in Manchester and Online. I qualified as a therapist in 2011 and my particular skill is helping clients to process sensitive or embarrassing issues. I have undertaken training in Trauma, Emotional Regulation and Sexuality related problems. My specialist areas are; Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Porn Addiction, Erectile Dysfunction and Kink-Related Shame. Many of my clients have previous experience of therapy and are seeking a therapist with specific skills and a therapeutic approach that is focused. I'm Gay and my clients are heterosexual and LGBT+.
My name is Austen and I provide Psychotherapy to individuals & couples in Manchester and Online. I qualified as a therapist in 2011 and my particular skill is helping clients to process sensitive or embarrassing issues. I have undertaken training in Trauma, Emotional Regulation and Sexuality related problems. My specialist areas are; Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Porn Addiction, Erectile Dysfunction and Kink-Related Shame. Many of my clients have previous experience of therapy and are seeking a therapist with specific skills and a therapeutic approach that is focused. I'm Gay and my clients are heterosexual and LGBT+.
01484 627039 View 01484 627039
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Filomena Fanuele
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
Sometimes, we can feel overwhelmed by life and we don't recognize why we feel the way we do. This can lead to us feeling disconnected with others but also with ourselves. Sometimes the problem is not always clear and by talking things through in a safe space, it can help us understand what is happening. Navigating issues through a therapeutic relationship can empower us to progress in your journey of self-discovery and thrive in life. I can offer you a safe, confidential space for you to feel heard, bring any issues that may be affecting you and your ability to flourish.
Sometimes, we can feel overwhelmed by life and we don't recognize why we feel the way we do. This can lead to us feeling disconnected with others but also with ourselves. Sometimes the problem is not always clear and by talking things through in a safe space, it can help us understand what is happening. Navigating issues through a therapeutic relationship can empower us to progress in your journey of self-discovery and thrive in life. I can offer you a safe, confidential space for you to feel heard, bring any issues that may be affecting you and your ability to flourish.
01707 245876 View 01707 245876
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Katie Craven
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling with your mental health? Do you want to talk openly about a situation in your life without judgement? Is the past or the present holding you back from moving forward? My name is Katie Craven and I am person centred counsellor who is passionate about personal development and growth in a safe and warm space. I can support and empower you in a journey of self discovery and help you heal and grow towards your full potential. I offer face to face, video, telephone and email therapy. If you would like to know a bit more about any of these options, please feel free to email me and I'd be happy to answer any questions.
Are you struggling with your mental health? Do you want to talk openly about a situation in your life without judgement? Is the past or the present holding you back from moving forward? My name is Katie Craven and I am person centred counsellor who is passionate about personal development and growth in a safe and warm space. I can support and empower you in a journey of self discovery and help you heal and grow towards your full potential. I offer face to face, video, telephone and email therapy. If you would like to know a bit more about any of these options, please feel free to email me and I'd be happy to answer any questions.
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Christian Scott Perrin
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
Do you feel as though you're 'stuck' in a place you'd rather not be? Do you feel as though life is becoming gradually less enjoyable? Do you find yourself asking 'is this it'? I've felt that way too - most people have. I help people realise that unwanted thoughts, feelings, and circumstances can, and do, change. We often define ourselves through our fears, insecurities, and anxieties and in doing so create a mental prison around ourselves. Common behaviours such as resistance and avoidance can make this even worse. Using traditional psychotherapy techniques, I focus on releasing people from these kinds of emotional chains.
Do you feel as though you're 'stuck' in a place you'd rather not be? Do you feel as though life is becoming gradually less enjoyable? Do you find yourself asking 'is this it'? I've felt that way too - most people have. I help people realise that unwanted thoughts, feelings, and circumstances can, and do, change. We often define ourselves through our fears, insecurities, and anxieties and in doing so create a mental prison around ourselves. Common behaviours such as resistance and avoidance can make this even worse. Using traditional psychotherapy techniques, I focus on releasing people from these kinds of emotional chains.
01246 932672 View 01246 932672
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Athina Patsoule
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
I am a qualified psychotherapist (ECP), registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with extensive experience in individual, couples and family psychotherapy and parenting counselling, in the United Kingdom and in Greece. I offer online sessions in Greek, French and English.
I am a qualified psychotherapist (ECP), registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with extensive experience in individual, couples and family psychotherapy and parenting counselling, in the United Kingdom and in Greece. I offer online sessions in Greek, French and English.
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Dr Amirah Iqbal
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
I am a skilled and experienced Chartered and Counselling Psychologist specialising in treating a variety of problems, with particular specialism and interest in working with you if you have: difficulties with trauma, anger, identity, feeling lost, relationship difficulties, if you are a digital nomad, feeling isolated, anxiety and work related stress. I am compassionate and sensitive to your needs and I am happy to see people individually and/or with partners/family to fit your therapeutic goals. My background as a mixed race Muslim female has influenced my position as an anti-oppressive and intersectional psychologist
I am a skilled and experienced Chartered and Counselling Psychologist specialising in treating a variety of problems, with particular specialism and interest in working with you if you have: difficulties with trauma, anger, identity, feeling lost, relationship difficulties, if you are a digital nomad, feeling isolated, anxiety and work related stress. I am compassionate and sensitive to your needs and I am happy to see people individually and/or with partners/family to fit your therapeutic goals. My background as a mixed race Muslim female has influenced my position as an anti-oppressive and intersectional psychologist
020 3879 4706 View 020 3879 4706
Photo of Rachel Challans Counselling , Psychotherapist in M4, England
Rachel Challans Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling anxious, fed up or low? Do you feel you can't talk to those close to you at the moment through fear of being judged or embarrassed or feel you may not be heard or understood? Are your thoughts, emotions and behaviours scaring or worrying you? Do you even just feel you want somewhere to talk about things in total privacy and confidence? I know making that step can be really difficult so I offer a 30 minute FREE no obligation consultation where you are able to discuss your main feelings issues, experience how I work and the type of therapy I offer.
Are you feeling anxious, fed up or low? Do you feel you can't talk to those close to you at the moment through fear of being judged or embarrassed or feel you may not be heard or understood? Are your thoughts, emotions and behaviours scaring or worrying you? Do you even just feel you want somewhere to talk about things in total privacy and confidence? I know making that step can be really difficult so I offer a 30 minute FREE no obligation consultation where you are able to discuss your main feelings issues, experience how I work and the type of therapy I offer.
01457 601002 View 01457 601002
Photo of Dr Soha Daru - Adhd Assessments, Psychologist in M4, England
Dr Soha Daru - Adhd Assessments
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Living with ADHD can feel like constantly navigating a whirlwind of thoughts and impulses, making it challenging to stay organized and focused on tasks. Simple activities may become overwhelming. Distractions can pull our attention in different directions, often leading to frustration and feeling inadequate. Despite these struggles, moments of hyperfocus and creativity can also emerge, which shows the dynamic and complex nature of living with ADHD. Knowing whether you have ADHD is the first step to getting help and support to be able to manage the condition.
Living with ADHD can feel like constantly navigating a whirlwind of thoughts and impulses, making it challenging to stay organized and focused on tasks. Simple activities may become overwhelming. Distractions can pull our attention in different directions, often leading to frustration and feeling inadequate. Despite these struggles, moments of hyperfocus and creativity can also emerge, which shows the dynamic and complex nature of living with ADHD. Knowing whether you have ADHD is the first step to getting help and support to be able to manage the condition.
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CBT Therapy Manchester (Individuals & Couples)
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
0161 509 6679 View 0161 509 6679
Photo of Michelle Davies, Counsellor in M4, England
Michelle Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre. I work face to face and online with both short-term and long-term therapy. My initial core training and qualification is a BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice, from University of Salford. I then went on to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at University of Salford. Drawn to the evidence based 'third wave CBT' psychological therapies, I went on to study Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in more depth.
I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre. I work face to face and online with both short-term and long-term therapy. My initial core training and qualification is a BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice, from University of Salford. I then went on to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at University of Salford. Drawn to the evidence based 'third wave CBT' psychological therapies, I went on to study Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in more depth.
0161 509 6382 View 0161 509 6382
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Tom Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
I am an integrative trained counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and EMDR clinician based in central Manchester, both UK registered and an accredited member of the BACP. I have a passionate belief in the human capacity for change, and I am therefore committed to using my skills, training, knowledge and experience to support those who seek my services in assisting them to do so. I believe that each individual is unique, and therefore my integrative training enables me to be responsive to your individual needs and develop a bespoke treatment approach tailored with you and specifically for you.
I am an integrative trained counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and EMDR clinician based in central Manchester, both UK registered and an accredited member of the BACP. I have a passionate belief in the human capacity for change, and I am therefore committed to using my skills, training, knowledge and experience to support those who seek my services in assisting them to do so. I believe that each individual is unique, and therefore my integrative training enables me to be responsive to your individual needs and develop a bespoke treatment approach tailored with you and specifically for you.
0161 509 5819 View 0161 509 5819
Photo of Nigel Magowan, Psychotherapist in M4, England
Nigel Magowan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
0161 696 3016 View 0161 696 3016
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Ben Dawson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at Project Trauma. I set up Project Trauma to provide the kind of personalised, compassionate psychological support that people need following events in their life which they have struggled to cope with. Psychological distress can affect anyone and everyone will have a different reaction to traumatic events in their life. We all have different tolerance and ways of coping, but at some stage in our life we will all need help from somewhere.
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at Project Trauma. I set up Project Trauma to provide the kind of personalised, compassionate psychological support that people need following events in their life which they have struggled to cope with. Psychological distress can affect anyone and everyone will have a different reaction to traumatic events in their life. We all have different tolerance and ways of coping, but at some stage in our life we will all need help from somewhere.
0161 375 1612 View 0161 375 1612
Photo of Lisa Berry, Counsellor in M4, England
Lisa Berry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have over 9 years' experience in counselling adults and young people, in various settings including educational, EAP, third sector and private practice. I have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes for the last 6+ years, offering counselling and helpline support to employees of various organisations, including the Police and NHS. I previously worked for a charity supporting adult survivors of historical abuse, for which I underwent additional training. I have supported people experiencing various issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, sleep and work-related issues.
I have over 9 years' experience in counselling adults and young people, in various settings including educational, EAP, third sector and private practice. I have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes for the last 6+ years, offering counselling and helpline support to employees of various organisations, including the Police and NHS. I previously worked for a charity supporting adult survivors of historical abuse, for which I underwent additional training. I have supported people experiencing various issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, sleep and work-related issues.
07723 450633 View 07723 450633
Photo of Alexander Therapies, Psychotherapist in M4, England
Alexander Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time for visiting my profile. I am a trauma therapist and have worked in a number of services supporting different types of people. I am accredited therapist with over 7 years of experience, and I recognize that no two clients are the same, so the way I work with my clients is very much based on who they are as an individual. This may include using evidence based techniques to help ease trauma-like symptoms or it could be providing a safe space for you to explore your feelings and emotions, which will help you heal, grow, and live life to the fullest.
Thank you for taking the time for visiting my profile. I am a trauma therapist and have worked in a number of services supporting different types of people. I am accredited therapist with over 7 years of experience, and I recognize that no two clients are the same, so the way I work with my clients is very much based on who they are as an individual. This may include using evidence based techniques to help ease trauma-like symptoms or it could be providing a safe space for you to explore your feelings and emotions, which will help you heal, grow, and live life to the fullest.
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Photo of Emily Adams, Psychotherapist in M4, England
Emily Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Many of us begin therapy when we realise we need to change something, heal from something or understand ourselves better. There could be something you know is hurting, you might feel burnt out, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life. Therapy can help you reach a clearer understanding of yourself and gives you a safer space to discover and develop more satisfying ways of living. In therapy we can explore, together, where you’ve been, where you are right now, and where you hope to get to. Therapy can help you get back in touch with yourself, find your voice and make sense of challenging emotions.
Many of us begin therapy when we realise we need to change something, heal from something or understand ourselves better. There could be something you know is hurting, you might feel burnt out, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life. Therapy can help you reach a clearer understanding of yourself and gives you a safer space to discover and develop more satisfying ways of living. In therapy we can explore, together, where you’ve been, where you are right now, and where you hope to get to. Therapy can help you get back in touch with yourself, find your voice and make sense of challenging emotions.
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Photo of Elzbieta (Ela) Chodyniecka, Psychotherapist in M4, England
Elzbieta (Ela) Chodyniecka
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
I want to invite you to an intimate, personal journey of psychotherapy that leads to improvement and significant changes in personal life and relationships. I'm a relational psychotherapist and I work in a collaborative way to support my clients in their journey of self-discovery and personal change during the process of therapy. In my therapeutic work I’m guided by ethical principles of equality (‘I’m OK and You’re OK), attention and respect to the clients’ needs and choices. I believe in each person’s ability to develop their potential that leads to change, autonomy and spontaneity. The positive change in your life is our goal.
I want to invite you to an intimate, personal journey of psychotherapy that leads to improvement and significant changes in personal life and relationships. I'm a relational psychotherapist and I work in a collaborative way to support my clients in their journey of self-discovery and personal change during the process of therapy. In my therapeutic work I’m guided by ethical principles of equality (‘I’m OK and You’re OK), attention and respect to the clients’ needs and choices. I believe in each person’s ability to develop their potential that leads to change, autonomy and spontaneity. The positive change in your life is our goal.
020 3947 6206 View 020 3947 6206
Photo of Paul James Bainbridge, Psychotherapist in M4, England
Paul James Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
**Webcam/ Telephone sessions available** Hey there. If you're experiencing low mood, stress, anger, anxiety or worry, then it could be helpful to consider seeking therapy. Usually even working out where to even start can be a difficult and confusing process, and CBT is a fantastic way to help you to unpick problematic thoughts, feeling, behaviours and cycles which could be maintaining the problems you're experiencing
**Webcam/ Telephone sessions available** Hey there. If you're experiencing low mood, stress, anger, anxiety or worry, then it could be helpful to consider seeking therapy. Usually even working out where to even start can be a difficult and confusing process, and CBT is a fantastic way to help you to unpick problematic thoughts, feeling, behaviours and cycles which could be maintaining the problems you're experiencing
0161 509 6105 View 0161 509 6105

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M4

40+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in M4 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Stress
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
67% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aviva
63% AXA PPP
56% Vitality

How Counsellors in M4 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

53% Female
45% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M4?

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.