Counselling in Newtownabbey

Photo of Kiri Wilson, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Kiri Wilson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37
My experience in psycho-education and counselling has focused on supporting individuals living with stress, mental illness & suicidal thoughts. I've supported people who aren't sure what to do next with situations & relationships, or are struggling with feelings of overwhelm or depression. Most people who I've worked with just don't want to be in pain anymore, but everyone's needs & wants are different & it's important to get to know you & meet you where you are on your journey.
My experience in psycho-education and counselling has focused on supporting individuals living with stress, mental illness & suicidal thoughts. I've supported people who aren't sure what to do next with situations & relationships, or are struggling with feelings of overwhelm or depression. Most people who I've worked with just don't want to be in pain anymore, but everyone's needs & wants are different & it's important to get to know you & meet you where you are on your journey.
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Photo of Deborah Catherall, Psychotherapist in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Deborah Catherall
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37
I provide one to one therapy in the Newtownabbey area. I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment where clients are greated in a a non-judgemental way and where they can explore and talk through issues. My work is focused and tailored to the client's requirements, helping them to address & challenge current, beliefs and thoughts to allow change. I offer an initial 20 minute free consultation to ensure I am the right therapist, to explain the merits of each theraputic approach for their needs. The Initial consultation will allow too the opportunity to meet without any obligation.
I provide one to one therapy in the Newtownabbey area. I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment where clients are greated in a a non-judgemental way and where they can explore and talk through issues. My work is focused and tailored to the client's requirements, helping them to address & challenge current, beliefs and thoughts to allow change. I offer an initial 20 minute free consultation to ensure I am the right therapist, to explain the merits of each theraputic approach for their needs. The Initial consultation will allow too the opportunity to meet without any obligation.
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Photo of Nichola Burke, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Nichola Burke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
I am what is called an ‘integrative counsellor’. What this means is that I have trained in several therapeutic approaches so I can meet each individual clients needs. I understand how hard it can be to make that first step in asking for help. I will endeavour to create a safe and welcoming environment. I firmly believe you have the answers within yourself, its just sometimes we don’t get the time or space to figure them out, and sometimes we need someone who is on the outside looking in with a bit of perspective, knowledge or experience to just helping you join up the dots and find your own solutions or conclusions.
I am what is called an ‘integrative counsellor’. What this means is that I have trained in several therapeutic approaches so I can meet each individual clients needs. I understand how hard it can be to make that first step in asking for help. I will endeavour to create a safe and welcoming environment. I firmly believe you have the answers within yourself, its just sometimes we don’t get the time or space to figure them out, and sometimes we need someone who is on the outside looking in with a bit of perspective, knowledge or experience to just helping you join up the dots and find your own solutions or conclusions.
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Photo of MJR Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Services (CBT), Psychotherapist in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
MJR Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Services (CBT)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36  (Online Only)
Acknowledging that something doesn't feel quite right and that we may need help and support can be very challenging for us to accept. In a world where anxiety, stress and depression seem all consuming, it can be hard to see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Thats were exploring your difficulties with a trained professional can help. Working together as a team, we will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals in therapy and equip you with the tools to become your own therapist.
Acknowledging that something doesn't feel quite right and that we may need help and support can be very challenging for us to accept. In a world where anxiety, stress and depression seem all consuming, it can be hard to see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Thats were exploring your difficulties with a trained professional can help. Working together as a team, we will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals in therapy and equip you with the tools to become your own therapist.
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Photo of Creative Healing , Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Creative Healing
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
My name is Michelle. I have over 8 years of experience working with young people & families who have been impacted by sexual trauma. I have worked in schools and the community as a counsellor supporting children with a wide range of issues. I have an MSc in Children & Adolescent Psychotherapy, BSc in SW, Certificate in sandplay, & EMDR. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals feel safe and comfortable enough to explore their thoughts and feelings through a trusted therapeutic relationship. I utilise different creative and therapeutic approaches alongside play and talk therapy & EMDR.
My name is Michelle. I have over 8 years of experience working with young people & families who have been impacted by sexual trauma. I have worked in schools and the community as a counsellor supporting children with a wide range of issues. I have an MSc in Children & Adolescent Psychotherapy, BSc in SW, Certificate in sandplay, & EMDR. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals feel safe and comfortable enough to explore their thoughts and feelings through a trusted therapeutic relationship. I utilise different creative and therapeutic approaches alongside play and talk therapy & EMDR.
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Photo of Megan Crowe, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Megan Crowe
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37
I am passionate and devoted to providing therapueitc opportunities for all children and young people from different cultures, backgrounds, religions and beliefs.  By using play and creative arts therapy, I have supported children and young people who have experienced bereavement and grief, anxiety, anger, Autism, ADHD, bullying, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem, nightmares, school issues. I understand and recognise that no child and young person are the same and they are unique. I ensure that this is also reflected upon their therapeutic process and journey, meaning that the child can control their therapeutic process.
I am passionate and devoted to providing therapueitc opportunities for all children and young people from different cultures, backgrounds, religions and beliefs.  By using play and creative arts therapy, I have supported children and young people who have experienced bereavement and grief, anxiety, anger, Autism, ADHD, bullying, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem, nightmares, school issues. I understand and recognise that no child and young person are the same and they are unique. I ensure that this is also reflected upon their therapeutic process and journey, meaning that the child can control their therapeutic process.
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Photo of Jennifer Lyness, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Jennifer Lyness
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Hi there, thank you for visiting my profile today. I am a psychologist, psychotherapist and pluralistic counsellor, I have been working and studying in the mental health field for 20 years and have a wealth of experience supporting clients with a variety of mental illnesses and struggling with a range of issues. I am passionate about the ability of the brain to heal and helping clients to understand how this is possible, enabling recovery, the strengthening of resilience and the ability to cope with life and the accompanying stressors in a much more effective way. This will greatly benefit yourself and others around you.
Hi there, thank you for visiting my profile today. I am a psychologist, psychotherapist and pluralistic counsellor, I have been working and studying in the mental health field for 20 years and have a wealth of experience supporting clients with a variety of mental illnesses and struggling with a range of issues. I am passionate about the ability of the brain to heal and helping clients to understand how this is possible, enabling recovery, the strengthening of resilience and the ability to cope with life and the accompanying stressors in a much more effective way. This will greatly benefit yourself and others around you.
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Photo of Safe Space Emotional Wellness, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Safe Space Emotional Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and coach. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years and I have been a qualified therapist for 9 years. I believe that it is best to help my clients heal holistically, which means I am passionate about helping you heal at a mental, emotional, physical and energetic level. I am currently seeing clients online via zoom and I offer counselling or coaching, depending on your need. Please reach out via my website.
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and coach. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years and I have been a qualified therapist for 9 years. I believe that it is best to help my clients heal holistically, which means I am passionate about helping you heal at a mental, emotional, physical and energetic level. I am currently seeing clients online via zoom and I offer counselling or coaching, depending on your need. Please reach out via my website.
028 9694 3043 View 028 9694 3043
Photo of Anne O’Kelly, Psychotherapist in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Anne O’Kelly
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Are you worried for you and your family as a result of a breakdown in relationships. Are you fearful for the mental and emotional well being of all the family members especially children. Would you want to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to reach an understanding of how to cope with family change and transition? I am an experienced and skilled therapist. I provide a safe healing space for you to address your concerns and fears with a view to reaching a resolution and plan for the future.
Are you worried for you and your family as a result of a breakdown in relationships. Are you fearful for the mental and emotional well being of all the family members especially children. Would you want to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to reach an understanding of how to cope with family change and transition? I am an experienced and skilled therapist. I provide a safe healing space for you to address your concerns and fears with a view to reaching a resolution and plan for the future.
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Photo of Claire Thompson, Psychotherapist in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Claire Thompson
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Claire, an Art Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I have worked in suicide prevention and self-harm as well as working in primary and post-primary schools alongside my private practice. I am currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD study exploring culture and identity using Northern Ireland's murals as the lens. I am keenly interested in community art therapy, participation and its part in building local resilience.
Hi, my name is Claire, an Art Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I have worked in suicide prevention and self-harm as well as working in primary and post-primary schools alongside my private practice. I am currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD study exploring culture and identity using Northern Ireland's murals as the lens. I am keenly interested in community art therapy, participation and its part in building local resilience.
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Photo of Deirdre Martin, Psychotherapist in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Deirdre Martin
Psychotherapist, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtownabbey BT37
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I'm Deirdre, a professional, experienced, friendly and down-to-earth therapist in Newtownabbey Belfast. I help people to manage difficulties they are experiencing and to bring about change in a warm, compassionate and safe way without judgement. Do you need help with very treatable issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma/PTSD, bereavement or loss, emotional or sexual abuse, childhood or workplace bullying, childhood/family issues or anger? Perhaps you want to stop people pleasing or to understand the causes of your unhappiness? Do you want more time to yourself but never seem to manage to get it?
Hello, I'm Deirdre, a professional, experienced, friendly and down-to-earth therapist in Newtownabbey Belfast. I help people to manage difficulties they are experiencing and to bring about change in a warm, compassionate and safe way without judgement. Do you need help with very treatable issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma/PTSD, bereavement or loss, emotional or sexual abuse, childhood or workplace bullying, childhood/family issues or anger? Perhaps you want to stop people pleasing or to understand the causes of your unhappiness? Do you want more time to yourself but never seem to manage to get it?
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Photo of Ben Johnston, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Ben Johnston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Hi, my name is Ben - thank you for viewing my profile. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I am trained in different approaches and can use these different ways of working (mainly Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT) in our work together to best meet your needs. We are all unique individuals and as such my approach will be tailored to your specific needs. Counselling can be useful for a wide range of issues; it can allow you time and space to focus on yourself. I aim to provide a confidential safe space to allow you the time you need to explore the issues you have faced or are currently facing.
Hi, my name is Ben - thank you for viewing my profile. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I am trained in different approaches and can use these different ways of working (mainly Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT) in our work together to best meet your needs. We are all unique individuals and as such my approach will be tailored to your specific needs. Counselling can be useful for a wide range of issues; it can allow you time and space to focus on yourself. I aim to provide a confidential safe space to allow you the time you need to explore the issues you have faced or are currently facing.
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Photo of Julie Halliday - The Breakthrough Project, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Julie Halliday - The Breakthrough Project
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Julie Halliday and I am a qualified integrative counsellor at The Breakthrough Project. I provide a confidential counselling service based on the belief that you are the expert on your own life and that with help, you will find the solutions to your problems. I will support you on your journey by offering acceptance, non-judgement and a fresh perspective. I provide a safe and secure therapeutic space for self-discovery, reflection and problem-solving to allow you to move forward towards improved wellbeing.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Julie Halliday and I am a qualified integrative counsellor at The Breakthrough Project. I provide a confidential counselling service based on the belief that you are the expert on your own life and that with help, you will find the solutions to your problems. I will support you on your journey by offering acceptance, non-judgement and a fresh perspective. I provide a safe and secure therapeutic space for self-discovery, reflection and problem-solving to allow you to move forward towards improved wellbeing.
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Photo of Sinead Corey Play Therapy, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Sinead Corey Play Therapy
Counsellor, MA, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Hello my name is Sinead and I am an Accredited Play Therapist and Registered SandStory Therapist. I have twenty-six years’ experience in a mainstream primary school where I have specialised as a Nurture Room Teacher. I am experienced in supporting children with Attachment Type Difficulties, Selective Mutism, and children diagnosed with with ASD and ADHD. I have supported children experiencing isolation and bullying and have empowered children to build resilience and develop social skills with their peers. I have extensive knowledge of working with individuals and with small groups of children/young people and their parents.
Hello my name is Sinead and I am an Accredited Play Therapist and Registered SandStory Therapist. I have twenty-six years’ experience in a mainstream primary school where I have specialised as a Nurture Room Teacher. I am experienced in supporting children with Attachment Type Difficulties, Selective Mutism, and children diagnosed with with ASD and ADHD. I have supported children experiencing isolation and bullying and have empowered children to build resilience and develop social skills with their peers. I have extensive knowledge of working with individuals and with small groups of children/young people and their parents.
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Photo of Heather Low, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Heather Low
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37
I am a qualified and accredited counsellor with over 20 years experience. I work with both individual clients and couples ( I am a Relate Qualified Relationship Therapist) While there are many themes in counselling for example loss, trauma, crisis, ongoing mental health difficulties, relationship issues, life events or changes, each client is unique when they come to therapy. The most important things I can bring is to support and respect the processing of each clients experience, listen, to understand without judgement and with compassion.
I am a qualified and accredited counsellor with over 20 years experience. I work with both individual clients and couples ( I am a Relate Qualified Relationship Therapist) While there are many themes in counselling for example loss, trauma, crisis, ongoing mental health difficulties, relationship issues, life events or changes, each client is unique when they come to therapy. The most important things I can bring is to support and respect the processing of each clients experience, listen, to understand without judgement and with compassion.
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Photo of Dr Jane Simms, Psychologist in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Dr Jane Simms
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
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Photo of Laura Stewart, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Laura Stewart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37
Hello there, my name is Laura of Through the Woods Therapy NI. Sometimes we can't see the wood for the trees and we may need someone to talk to, to gain a new perspective. Here at Through the Woods Therapy, I offer a confidential, non judgemental and a genuine service, whilst you find your way through these difficult times. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor who provides a safe therapeutic space for reflection and self discovery and when you are ready I can offer solution focused techniques to move forward. Each person has their own perspective and I offer bespoke therapy unique to each individual and their needs.
Hello there, my name is Laura of Through the Woods Therapy NI. Sometimes we can't see the wood for the trees and we may need someone to talk to, to gain a new perspective. Here at Through the Woods Therapy, I offer a confidential, non judgemental and a genuine service, whilst you find your way through these difficult times. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor who provides a safe therapeutic space for reflection and self discovery and when you are ready I can offer solution focused techniques to move forward. Each person has their own perspective and I offer bespoke therapy unique to each individual and their needs.
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Photo of Connie Chaudhry, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Connie Chaudhry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37
Hello and welcome to my profile.I am an experienced counsellor, EMDR trauma therapist and counselling supervisor working in Antrim town & online. I work with mental illness including post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, depression and OCD, but I also work with improving mental wellness. This includes setting goals, improving sleep and other routines, life coaching, and working on and with relationships.
Hello and welcome to my profile.I am an experienced counsellor, EMDR trauma therapist and counselling supervisor working in Antrim town & online. I work with mental illness including post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, depression and OCD, but I also work with improving mental wellness. This includes setting goals, improving sleep and other routines, life coaching, and working on and with relationships.
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Photo of Louise McIlvenny, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Louise McIlvenny
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
If you’re seeking a calm, friendly environment in which to address issues which are distressing or frustrating you and you need someone to offer a warm welcome and show sincere interest in your needs I can provide this space for you and would love to be the person to support you. I’ve worked with many people helping them find solutions to their problems and relief from emotional stress. Counselling provides a place for your voice to be heard, your feelings expressed and new ways of thinking and living to be explored. There can be moments of pain and tears but also moments of great release and insight and even laughter and joy.
If you’re seeking a calm, friendly environment in which to address issues which are distressing or frustrating you and you need someone to offer a warm welcome and show sincere interest in your needs I can provide this space for you and would love to be the person to support you. I’ve worked with many people helping them find solutions to their problems and relief from emotional stress. Counselling provides a place for your voice to be heard, your feelings expressed and new ways of thinking and living to be explored. There can be moments of pain and tears but also moments of great release and insight and even laughter and joy.
028 9692 8940 View 028 9692 8940
Photo of Melissa Shannon, Counsellor in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Melissa Shannon
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
It is not unusual for people to come into therapy because something is not right in their world. With that sometimes comes the expectation the therapist is going to provide tips or strategies to fix it all. You may have lots of questions and when we are hurting, we are often focused on getting answers without checking to see it we are asking the best questions.
It is not unusual for people to come into therapy because something is not right in their world. With that sometimes comes the expectation the therapist is going to provide tips or strategies to fix it all. You may have lots of questions and when we are hurting, we are often focused on getting answers without checking to see it we are asking the best questions.
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Number of Counsellors in Newtownabbey

30+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Newtownabbey who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
87% Depression
84% Bereavement
81% Coping Skills
81% Stress
77% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
63% Vitality
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Newtownabbey see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newtownabbey?

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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.