Counselling in Randalstown

Photo of Emma Harrison, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Emma Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Randalstown BT41
I was in counselling during my mid twenties for trauma, depression and anxiety. I became fascinated by the process. It led to empowerment and growth, which peaked my interest to study myself. Because of my own background and self awareness, I feel this helps greatly within the client - therapist relationship. I like my clients to feel 'heard' and understood. I enjoy working collaboratively with them to attain their own set goals or process feelings around events which may have caused distress.
I was in counselling during my mid twenties for trauma, depression and anxiety. I became fascinated by the process. It led to empowerment and growth, which peaked my interest to study myself. Because of my own background and self awareness, I feel this helps greatly within the client - therapist relationship. I like my clients to feel 'heard' and understood. I enjoy working collaboratively with them to attain their own set goals or process feelings around events which may have caused distress.
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Photo of Michelle Marianne Laverty Bacp Acc, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Michelle Marianne Laverty Bacp Acc
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Randalstown BT41
I began my career in counselling in 2006 and studied an OCR certificate in Counselling which was awarded to me in June 2007. Intrigued and fascinated by the work I continued to the stage of training which was Ulster University Diploma in Counselling (with Distinction) and saw my first client in 2008. I qualified as an Integrative counsellor in 2010. As an integrative practitioner, I use a range of theories and techniques to meet the needs of clients, with a range of issues, across the lifespan. I have completed training in creative techniques as well as a Level 5 in CBT (2011) & Level 6 (2018) in Supervision.
I began my career in counselling in 2006 and studied an OCR certificate in Counselling which was awarded to me in June 2007. Intrigued and fascinated by the work I continued to the stage of training which was Ulster University Diploma in Counselling (with Distinction) and saw my first client in 2008. I qualified as an Integrative counsellor in 2010. As an integrative practitioner, I use a range of theories and techniques to meet the needs of clients, with a range of issues, across the lifespan. I have completed training in creative techniques as well as a Level 5 in CBT (2011) & Level 6 (2018) in Supervision.
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jm-psychologicaltherapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Randalstown BT41
The thought of attending a stranger for any type of talking therapy is daunting for most. This difficulty is magnified when the person’s mood has deteriorated, their anxiety levels have increased and their self-esteem has taken a battering. Thus the therapeutic relationship is essential for optimum treatment and recovery. As a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist, my role is to help the person become their own therapist. In assisting in the treatment of lowered mood and anxiety, CBT helps establish and build upon coping strategies. We focus on one of the main drivers of mental illness, low self-esteem, in order to drive recovery.
The thought of attending a stranger for any type of talking therapy is daunting for most. This difficulty is magnified when the person’s mood has deteriorated, their anxiety levels have increased and their self-esteem has taken a battering. Thus the therapeutic relationship is essential for optimum treatment and recovery. As a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist, my role is to help the person become their own therapist. In assisting in the treatment of lowered mood and anxiety, CBT helps establish and build upon coping strategies. We focus on one of the main drivers of mental illness, low self-esteem, in order to drive recovery.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Heart Thoughts - Adults and Teens Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Compassionate and professional counselling for adults and teens. Specialism: I have a particular empathy for those who have experienced trauma, for those with crushed confidence and low self-worth as well as those with a highly sensitive personality. About me: I am a Christian, married with three teens, we have an always hungry retriever and a super-sensitive spaniel! I work with those of all faiths and none. Click on the 'website' button to visit www.heartthoughts.co.uk
Compassionate and professional counselling for adults and teens. Specialism: I have a particular empathy for those who have experienced trauma, for those with crushed confidence and low self-worth as well as those with a highly sensitive personality. About me: I am a Christian, married with three teens, we have an always hungry retriever and a super-sensitive spaniel! I work with those of all faiths and none. Click on the 'website' button to visit www.heartthoughts.co.uk
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Creative Healing
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
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 Sarah McClenaghan, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Sarah McClenaghan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I am passionate about creating a safe and non judgemental and confidential space in which you feel comfortable to explore the issues and concerns you are facing at present. Everyone is the expert of their own life and it’s my job to help you to make the changes that are important to you. I aim to provide you with a genuine and real experience, understanding and walking alongside you in your journey. I believe in a compassionate collaborative approach between you and myself, to support your right to happiness, healthy relationships and healing your past.
I am passionate about creating a safe and non judgemental and confidential space in which you feel comfortable to explore the issues and concerns you are facing at present. Everyone is the expert of their own life and it’s my job to help you to make the changes that are important to you. I aim to provide you with a genuine and real experience, understanding and walking alongside you in your journey. I believe in a compassionate collaborative approach between you and myself, to support your right to happiness, healthy relationships and healing your past.
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Photo of H Phillips Counselling, Psychotherapist in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
H Phillips Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
My name is Hilary Phillips. I am a integrative Psychotherapist Reg. (MBACP) also Accredited (MNCPS) and (MFHT) member. I offer a professional one-to-one service in a safe space. either face-to-face, telephone or online counselling. Using an integrative approach means I am able to explore the needs of my client by combining different counselling techniques. I can then tailor my approach to each individual empowering them to find a healthy balance and a better understanding of themselves. I work ethically within the BACP framework. Finding a therapist you are truly comfortable with ensures a successful therapeutic relationship.
My name is Hilary Phillips. I am a integrative Psychotherapist Reg. (MBACP) also Accredited (MNCPS) and (MFHT) member. I offer a professional one-to-one service in a safe space. either face-to-face, telephone or online counselling. Using an integrative approach means I am able to explore the needs of my client by combining different counselling techniques. I can then tailor my approach to each individual empowering them to find a healthy balance and a better understanding of themselves. I work ethically within the BACP framework. Finding a therapist you are truly comfortable with ensures a successful therapeutic relationship.
028 9163 8612 View 028 9163 8612
Photo of MJR Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Services (CBT), Psychotherapist in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
MJR Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Services (CBT)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41  (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 Connie Chaudhry, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Connie Chaudhry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
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 Steph McGall, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Steph McGall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Antrim BT41
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm an integrative counsellor and have experience working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, life transitions, low self-esteem, self-harm and relationship problems. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope, or maybe you just need someone to talk to who can help you process some things. I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step towards counselling, but I can speak personally of the benefits counselling has had in working through some difficult seasons in my own life and how empowering it can be to feel truly heard and understood.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm an integrative counsellor and have experience working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, life transitions, low self-esteem, self-harm and relationship problems. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope, or maybe you just need someone to talk to who can help you process some things. I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step towards counselling, but I can speak personally of the benefits counselling has had in working through some difficult seasons in my own life and how empowering it can be to feel truly heard and understood.
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Photo of Sonia McCrory, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Sonia McCrory
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
CBT is a problem focused approach to dealing with clients suffering with Depression and Anxiety who are seeking help to reduce their symptoms. Depression can be persistent and have lasted many years as a result of childhood experiences, or major and more recent due to a problem at home or work. Clients who wish to work collaboratively& practically using CBT skills, session agendas and setting goals for therapy. Clients will learn to understand their negative thoughts stemming from Core Beliefs that result in dysfunctional behaviour causing them to feel the way they do. CBT is a proven problem focused therapy for these disorders.
CBT is a problem focused approach to dealing with clients suffering with Depression and Anxiety who are seeking help to reduce their symptoms. Depression can be persistent and have lasted many years as a result of childhood experiences, or major and more recent due to a problem at home or work. Clients who wish to work collaboratively& practically using CBT skills, session agendas and setting goals for therapy. Clients will learn to understand their negative thoughts stemming from Core Beliefs that result in dysfunctional behaviour causing them to feel the way they do. CBT is a proven problem focused therapy for these disorders.
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Photo of Minford McBride, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Minford McBride
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
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Photo of Dr Caroline Devine, Psychologist in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Dr Caroline Devine
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I am a HCPC registered and BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 30 years NHS experience working with adults who have developed a wide range of mental health difficulties. The issues I work with include anxiety, panic, OCD, depression and childhood and adult trauma. I use a range of evidenced based therapies including Schema Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, ACT and Psychodynamic Therapy to develop a therapy plan specifically tailored to you.
I am a HCPC registered and BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 30 years NHS experience working with adults who have developed a wide range of mental health difficulties. The issues I work with include anxiety, panic, OCD, depression and childhood and adult trauma. I use a range of evidenced based therapies including Schema Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, ACT and Psychodynamic Therapy to develop a therapy plan specifically tailored to you.
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Photo of Dr Rachel Reeves, Psychologist in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Dr Rachel Reeves
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with experience in working in both private practice and NHS services. I work with adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress & burnout, OCD, emotional regulation difficulties and interpersonal difficulties. I have a specialist interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma either in their early life or more recent traumatic experiences. I aim to support people to develop a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences may have contributed to any current symptoms or difficulties.
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with experience in working in both private practice and NHS services. I work with adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress & burnout, OCD, emotional regulation difficulties and interpersonal difficulties. I have a specialist interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma either in their early life or more recent traumatic experiences. I aim to support people to develop a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences may have contributed to any current symptoms or difficulties.
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Photo of Brenda Adams Cyp Adult Counsellor, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Brenda Adams Cyp Adult Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to my profile. At Flourish Well-Being NI your individual needs come first and are as unique as you are. Your confidentialty is paramount to me. Counselling can help you to manage your feelings and improve your well-being. Working in a way that best suits you as an individual ensures the best possible outcome. In my practice I use a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, CBT, Person Centred, Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, EFT (tapping) and Creative therapies. Ensuring there is always a safe, warm, compassionate and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and work towards healing and growth.
Hello and welcome to my profile. At Flourish Well-Being NI your individual needs come first and are as unique as you are. Your confidentialty is paramount to me. Counselling can help you to manage your feelings and improve your well-being. Working in a way that best suits you as an individual ensures the best possible outcome. In my practice I use a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, CBT, Person Centred, Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, EFT (tapping) and Creative therapies. Ensuring there is always a safe, warm, compassionate and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and work towards healing and growth.
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Photo of SJB Therapy and Supervision, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
SJB Therapy and Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Hello, I'm Sarah. I have 17yrs of experience within a variety of settings, NHS, Universities, FE colleges and workplace providers including specialised occupational groups-emergency services and armed forces. I believe that in therapy 'not one size fits all' and so I have made it my focus to continue to learn and develop my practice. My qualification and experience in the facilitation of reflexive supervision, both in groups and individual, can be of benefit to supervisees that request cross-professional supervisory support, and I offer timely group support in the aftermath of a critical incident.
Hello, I'm Sarah. I have 17yrs of experience within a variety of settings, NHS, Universities, FE colleges and workplace providers including specialised occupational groups-emergency services and armed forces. I believe that in therapy 'not one size fits all' and so I have made it my focus to continue to learn and develop my practice. My qualification and experience in the facilitation of reflexive supervision, both in groups and individual, can be of benefit to supervisees that request cross-professional supervisory support, and I offer timely group support in the aftermath of a critical incident.
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Photo of Kevin McFaul, Psychotherapist in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Kevin McFaul
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist trained in providing psychological assessments and tailored interventions for children, adolescents and adults. CBT helps to provide clients with a deeper understanding of difficult emotions which can be overwhelming and impact on day to day life. This is achieved by collaboratively exploring life events, patterns of thinking and examining behaviours which may intensify unwanted feelings. By learning to challenge unhelpful thinking and behaving, clients can begin to achieve their therapeutic goals and develop an understanding of how to address future difficulties.
I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist trained in providing psychological assessments and tailored interventions for children, adolescents and adults. CBT helps to provide clients with a deeper understanding of difficult emotions which can be overwhelming and impact on day to day life. This is achieved by collaboratively exploring life events, patterns of thinking and examining behaviours which may intensify unwanted feelings. By learning to challenge unhelpful thinking and behaving, clients can begin to achieve their therapeutic goals and develop an understanding of how to address future difficulties.
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Photo of Laura Patterson, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Laura Patterson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
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Photo of Joanne Welsh Counselling Services Ballyclare, Counsellor in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Joanne Welsh Counselling Services Ballyclare
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Antrim BT41
I offer warm, non-judgmental therapy, helping you understand yourself, face difficulties, make decisions or begin to make changes. This involves talking about life experiences in a safe space, providing you with support and helping you make future plans. I offer therapy for individuals, couples and young people (12+). I can help with a range of difficulties including anxiety, work related stress, depression, relationship difficulties including sex therapy (low desire, vaginismus, DE, ED & PE), self esteem, bereavement, trauma & addictions including sex addiction. I'll focus on what you want to achieve.
I offer warm, non-judgmental therapy, helping you understand yourself, face difficulties, make decisions or begin to make changes. This involves talking about life experiences in a safe space, providing you with support and helping you make future plans. I offer therapy for individuals, couples and young people (12+). I can help with a range of difficulties including anxiety, work related stress, depression, relationship difficulties including sex therapy (low desire, vaginismus, DE, ED & PE), self esteem, bereavement, trauma & addictions including sex addiction. I'll focus on what you want to achieve.
07792 813171 View 07792 813171
Photo of Progeny Teen Counselling and Mentoring (age 13-25), Psychotherapist in Randalstown, Northern Ireland
Progeny Teen Counselling and Mentoring (age 13-25)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Progeny is a specialist charity supporting young people aged 13 to 25. We offer professional Counselling and Mentoring and we exist to support and strengthen young people as they journey adolescence and onwards into young adulthood. We have a particular empathy for young people, and their families, who have experienced challenging life stories, traumas and for those with crushed confidence, low self-worth and a sense of being alone, isolated, misunderstood or unseen. We use a range of EMDR, IFS, CBT, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic and Creative Approaches.
Progeny is a specialist charity supporting young people aged 13 to 25. We offer professional Counselling and Mentoring and we exist to support and strengthen young people as they journey adolescence and onwards into young adulthood. We have a particular empathy for young people, and their families, who have experienced challenging life stories, traumas and for those with crushed confidence, low self-worth and a sense of being alone, isolated, misunderstood or unseen. We use a range of EMDR, IFS, CBT, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic and Creative Approaches.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Randalstown

< 10

Counsellors in Randalstown who prioritize treating:

67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Child
67% School Issues
67% Emotional Disturbance
67% Suicidal Ideation
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in Randalstown see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Randalstown?

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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).

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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.