Counselling in SS0

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Photo of Gary Mewes, Counsellor in SS0, England
Gary Mewes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am committed to providing a safe non judgemental space for you to discuss any issues that may be affecting you life, relationships and general wellbeing. We are all unique individuals facing different life challenges, which we may find difficult to express in our relationships. Therapy can provide a safe space to discuss any issues that you are struggling with. I work from an integrative approach, which means I will endeavour to tailor our sessions to meet your own personal requirements, allowing you to gain the most out of your therapy.
I am committed to providing a safe non judgemental space for you to discuss any issues that may be affecting you life, relationships and general wellbeing. We are all unique individuals facing different life challenges, which we may find difficult to express in our relationships. Therapy can provide a safe space to discuss any issues that you are struggling with. I work from an integrative approach, which means I will endeavour to tailor our sessions to meet your own personal requirements, allowing you to gain the most out of your therapy.
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Photo of Sophie Pinney, Psychotherapist in SS0, England
Sophie Pinney
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Westcliff-on-Sea SS0  (Online Only)
HELLO I'm Sophie, I'm here to Help. I have 20 years Counselling Experience & I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor. Accredited BACP. Are you struggling in your own headspace? Want to talk things over and learn how to get in a better place? Therapy works in many ways: In essence talking to someone trained to listen will help you get to know yourself more deeply and by becoming more self aware it will make it easier to identify areas which are causing you distress and help find solutions to move forward to a Happier You!
HELLO I'm Sophie, I'm here to Help. I have 20 years Counselling Experience & I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor. Accredited BACP. Are you struggling in your own headspace? Want to talk things over and learn how to get in a better place? Therapy works in many ways: In essence talking to someone trained to listen will help you get to know yourself more deeply and by becoming more self aware it will make it easier to identify areas which are causing you distress and help find solutions to move forward to a Happier You!
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Zac Gensberg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I'm Zac, I'm a counsellor, and I'm passionate about it. I've worked with a variety of presenting concerns in counselling, and whether it's anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, identity concerns, something else, or maybe you're not sure what it is, I'm here to support you in achieving your goals. My practice emphasises authenticity, equality, and you. Together we can set and achieve goals, and bring some peace and fulfilment to your life. I'm confident I can provide the necessary space to support you.
I'm Zac, I'm a counsellor, and I'm passionate about it. I've worked with a variety of presenting concerns in counselling, and whether it's anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, identity concerns, something else, or maybe you're not sure what it is, I'm here to support you in achieving your goals. My practice emphasises authenticity, equality, and you. Together we can set and achieve goals, and bring some peace and fulfilment to your life. I'm confident I can provide the necessary space to support you.
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Photo of Stephanie Helen Witt, Counsellor in SS0, England
Stephanie Helen Witt
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
When entering into Personal Counselling or Couple's Counselling with me you can expect a warm and welcoming environment. I am extremely down to earth and honest and see the relationship I have with my clients as central to everything I do. Therapy has the potential to heal and help you to become more in control of the life you aspire to lead. Counselling sessions offer a unique opportunity for you to better understand your predicament and begin to process and feel difficult emotions, in order to move forward and experience personal growth. I feel privileged to get to know each client I work with and watch them flourish over time.
When entering into Personal Counselling or Couple's Counselling with me you can expect a warm and welcoming environment. I am extremely down to earth and honest and see the relationship I have with my clients as central to everything I do. Therapy has the potential to heal and help you to become more in control of the life you aspire to lead. Counselling sessions offer a unique opportunity for you to better understand your predicament and begin to process and feel difficult emotions, in order to move forward and experience personal growth. I feel privileged to get to know each client I work with and watch them flourish over time.
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Photo of Michelle Anne Saunders, Counsellor in SS0, England
Michelle Anne Saunders
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I realise what a daunting task it can be, to admit to yourself that you need support and to reach out to someone. Many people spend a long time thinking they can just snap out of it and beating themselves up when they are not able to, creating a vicious cycle that is hard to break. The fact you are here, looking for support is the first step, and often one of the hardest. If you are finding yourself repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour, finding daily life a struggle, or looking to explore your past, present or future, I can support you as you work through them and step into the life that you want, and deserve.
I realise what a daunting task it can be, to admit to yourself that you need support and to reach out to someone. Many people spend a long time thinking they can just snap out of it and beating themselves up when they are not able to, creating a vicious cycle that is hard to break. The fact you are here, looking for support is the first step, and often one of the hardest. If you are finding yourself repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour, finding daily life a struggle, or looking to explore your past, present or future, I can support you as you work through them and step into the life that you want, and deserve.
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Photo of Lisa Dobinson, Counsellor in SS0, England
Lisa Dobinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Westcliff-on-Sea SS0  (Online Only)
Being an adult is tough and filled with challenges. When we focus on the future we miss our present and our past informs our future. This can actually keep us stuck and the fear grows. The critical self lives in the past and the inner child/anxiety lives in the future. By creating an internal compassionate self enables us to use the knowledge of ourselves to our advantage, allowing us to move forward. The aim is to empower you to make grounded decisions, reducing anxiety, and enabling you to live fully, in the present, whilst accepting yourself and your story. It is difficult but we will explore this at your pace and together.
Being an adult is tough and filled with challenges. When we focus on the future we miss our present and our past informs our future. This can actually keep us stuck and the fear grows. The critical self lives in the past and the inner child/anxiety lives in the future. By creating an internal compassionate self enables us to use the knowledge of ourselves to our advantage, allowing us to move forward. The aim is to empower you to make grounded decisions, reducing anxiety, and enabling you to live fully, in the present, whilst accepting yourself and your story. It is difficult but we will explore this at your pace and together.
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Photo of The Spectrum Tree Counselling , Counsellor in SS0, England
The Spectrum Tree Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Westcliff-on-Sea SS0  (Online Only)
I'm Kirsty, an Integrative Counsellor with a person centred base. This means that I am able to put you at the centre of the therapeutic process whilst utilising a range of counselling tools tailored to suit your specific needs. I provide counselling for children, adolescents, and adults, and I am able to meet you wherever you may be within your life right now. I have lived experience of Autism, and this is my specialist area. I am a Neurodivergent affirming counsellor and have experience working within a range of issues. At the heart of my practice lies your empowerment and automomy.
I'm Kirsty, an Integrative Counsellor with a person centred base. This means that I am able to put you at the centre of the therapeutic process whilst utilising a range of counselling tools tailored to suit your specific needs. I provide counselling for children, adolescents, and adults, and I am able to meet you wherever you may be within your life right now. I have lived experience of Autism, and this is my specialist area. I am a Neurodivergent affirming counsellor and have experience working within a range of issues. At the heart of my practice lies your empowerment and automomy.
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Photo of Siobhan Bracken, Counsellor in SS0, England
Siobhan Bracken
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
For anyone wanting to understand their emotions, find life easier to cope with and work on self-improvement and self-esteem, I am here to help you build positive mental health strategies into your day-to-day life so that things can feel easier to manage. I have extensive experience working with self-esteem, anxiety and stress management. Alongside those, I am experienced in supporting with depression, body image concerns, grief and relationship issues (whether that be partner, family, friend etc.). I will cater the therapy to you by allowing you to guide me in what you would like to explore and gain from the process.
For anyone wanting to understand their emotions, find life easier to cope with and work on self-improvement and self-esteem, I am here to help you build positive mental health strategies into your day-to-day life so that things can feel easier to manage. I have extensive experience working with self-esteem, anxiety and stress management. Alongside those, I am experienced in supporting with depression, body image concerns, grief and relationship issues (whether that be partner, family, friend etc.). I will cater the therapy to you by allowing you to guide me in what you would like to explore and gain from the process.
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Photo of Carl Adams, Counsellor in SS0, England
Carl Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Life can bring us many difficulties, challenges, issues, stresses and anxieties. It can also bring many over whelming feelings such as pain, anger, sadness, hopelessness, guilt and regret. I am a gentle, emphathic, non judgmental counsellor; I see myself as a down to earth regular person and believe in talking to people on their own level.
Life can bring us many difficulties, challenges, issues, stresses and anxieties. It can also bring many over whelming feelings such as pain, anger, sadness, hopelessness, guilt and regret. I am a gentle, emphathic, non judgmental counsellor; I see myself as a down to earth regular person and believe in talking to people on their own level.
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Photo of Michael Fieldhouse Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in SS0, England
Michael Fieldhouse Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Share your burden and lighten your load. Whatever your problem, to have come to the point of seeking professional help, it must be very significant to you.
Share your burden and lighten your load. Whatever your problem, to have come to the point of seeking professional help, it must be very significant to you.
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Photo of Sustenance for the Soul, Psychotherapist in SS0, England
Sustenance for the Soul
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
My name is Lucinda Lidstone. I have a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and run a busy clinic. I have worked as a Spiritual Consultant and Energy Medicine Practitioner since 1992 and I trained in Hypnotherapy in 2005. I am an active campaigner for the lived experience of individuals who have had a life crisis, that is often referred to as 'psychosis' or 'breakdown'. I present the ‘ASCit’ podcast a blend of psychology, spirituality and philosophy. I am a regular guest on a topical morning show, 'RISE'. I am expereinced in working with spiritual matters and non-ordinary phenomena.
My name is Lucinda Lidstone. I have a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and run a busy clinic. I have worked as a Spiritual Consultant and Energy Medicine Practitioner since 1992 and I trained in Hypnotherapy in 2005. I am an active campaigner for the lived experience of individuals who have had a life crisis, that is often referred to as 'psychosis' or 'breakdown'. I present the ‘ASCit’ podcast a blend of psychology, spirituality and philosophy. I am a regular guest on a topical morning show, 'RISE'. I am expereinced in working with spiritual matters and non-ordinary phenomena.
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The Henry Centre
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
The Henry Centre is a private counselling and psychotherapy centre based at Westcliff Station. We help busy individuals, couples and families to explore and work through any challenges they may be experiencing. We will support you in overcoming these challenges to help you live the life you would like to promoting good mental health and well-being. We have an experienced, friendly team that will make sure they provide the highest possible standard of care. We will respond to enquiries and provide an appointment within 48 hours.
The Henry Centre is a private counselling and psychotherapy centre based at Westcliff Station. We help busy individuals, couples and families to explore and work through any challenges they may be experiencing. We will support you in overcoming these challenges to help you live the life you would like to promoting good mental health and well-being. We have an experienced, friendly team that will make sure they provide the highest possible standard of care. We will respond to enquiries and provide an appointment within 48 hours.
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Photo of Ellen Li, Psychotherapist in SS0, England
Ellen Li
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Hello. I’m Ellen, I am a warm, friendly and empathic therapist. You maybe feeling lost, lonely and not sure of what is happening just now. By reaching out, we can work toward making things feel more manageable. I welcome you to a trusting and safe space for us to navigate together the difficulties you are experiencing. I work with adults, young people and especially women, to help nurture a greater sense of Self and confidence. My focus is: self-worth, relationship difficulties, parenting, work, depression, anxiety and managing change. My aim is to be beside you and guide you toward greater clarity and calm in your life.
Hello. I’m Ellen, I am a warm, friendly and empathic therapist. You maybe feeling lost, lonely and not sure of what is happening just now. By reaching out, we can work toward making things feel more manageable. I welcome you to a trusting and safe space for us to navigate together the difficulties you are experiencing. I work with adults, young people and especially women, to help nurture a greater sense of Self and confidence. My focus is: self-worth, relationship difficulties, parenting, work, depression, anxiety and managing change. My aim is to be beside you and guide you toward greater clarity and calm in your life.
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Photo of Debbie Carroll, Counsellor in SS0, England
Debbie Carroll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
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Over The Rainbow Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello and welcome, I am Marie, a person-centred counsellor. I am aware of how anxious you may feel asking for help, and coping with overwhelming feelings. Finding a safe, caring and non-judgemental space within a therapeutic relationship is the first step and a great relief. A space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences in an unbiased, supportive and confidential environment. I will help you to make sense of your past or present experiences, allowing you to become clear and confident.
Hello and welcome, I am Marie, a person-centred counsellor. I am aware of how anxious you may feel asking for help, and coping with overwhelming feelings. Finding a safe, caring and non-judgemental space within a therapeutic relationship is the first step and a great relief. A space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences in an unbiased, supportive and confidential environment. I will help you to make sense of your past or present experiences, allowing you to become clear and confident.
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Photo of Lesley Patchick Counselling, Counsellor in SS0, England
Lesley Patchick Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Southend-on-Sea SS0  (Online Only)
As an experienced BACP Accredited counsellor, with diverse & varied counselling experience, I can offer you a professional, safe, cared-for & confidential environment which will support you in exploring the aspects of your life that are troubling you. People enter therapy for many reasons. Whatever your circumstances or the obstacles you face, having a confidential space where you are not judged, where it is safe for you to be totally 'you', will be key to assisting you in your journey to a life that feels happier & more content. I can provide this for you.
As an experienced BACP Accredited counsellor, with diverse & varied counselling experience, I can offer you a professional, safe, cared-for & confidential environment which will support you in exploring the aspects of your life that are troubling you. People enter therapy for many reasons. Whatever your circumstances or the obstacles you face, having a confidential space where you are not judged, where it is safe for you to be totally 'you', will be key to assisting you in your journey to a life that feels happier & more content. I can provide this for you.
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Photo of Simon Uskuri, Counsellor in SS0, England
Simon Uskuri
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
"The hardest step is making the call, the most rewarding step is knowing that you're in control again." Welcome, my name is Simon, I am a highly qualified friendly experienced Counsellor. I am a accredited member of the BACP and follow the ethical framework. I have worked successfully with individuals from various backgrounds and ages around Essex for a number of years. What I can offer you is a safe space that is confidential and nonjudgmental where you can truly be listened to and within that space we together can explore and find the answers you are searching for.
"The hardest step is making the call, the most rewarding step is knowing that you're in control again." Welcome, my name is Simon, I am a highly qualified friendly experienced Counsellor. I am a accredited member of the BACP and follow the ethical framework. I have worked successfully with individuals from various backgrounds and ages around Essex for a number of years. What I can offer you is a safe space that is confidential and nonjudgmental where you can truly be listened to and within that space we together can explore and find the answers you are searching for.
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Photo of Yvette White, Counsellor in SS0, England
Yvette White
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Counsellor Yvette White is an Anxiety and Depression Specialist. Online Face to face and Telephone sessions available. Health Anxiety and Stress management. Fully qualified Counsellor, registered with the BACP, EFT practitioner and Life Coach. I can assist you with a range of issues, problems and difficulties that you may be experiencing in your life such as Anxiety, Abuse, Loss, Death Anxiety, Divorce, Depression, Career path, Cancer support, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Pain management, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Rape crisis, Relationship issues, Self harm and Low self esteem.
Counsellor Yvette White is an Anxiety and Depression Specialist. Online Face to face and Telephone sessions available. Health Anxiety and Stress management. Fully qualified Counsellor, registered with the BACP, EFT practitioner and Life Coach. I can assist you with a range of issues, problems and difficulties that you may be experiencing in your life such as Anxiety, Abuse, Loss, Death Anxiety, Divorce, Depression, Career path, Cancer support, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Pain management, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Rape crisis, Relationship issues, Self harm and Low self esteem.
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Photo of Michela Genovese, Counsellor in SS0, England
Michela Genovese
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all have times in our lives that challenge us, that force us to evaluate who and where we are. Perhaps you’re feeling hopeless or stuck, maybe looking for direction, fulfilment or contentment. Perhaps you have reached a stage in your life where you know something needs to change but you just aren’t sure what or how. Or maybe there has been a significant event in your life that has prompted you to reach out, a bereavement, loss, rejection or ill health. Maybe you are struggling with some or all your relationships, maybe you just don’t know what the problem is, but you know things aren’t quite right.
We all have times in our lives that challenge us, that force us to evaluate who and where we are. Perhaps you’re feeling hopeless or stuck, maybe looking for direction, fulfilment or contentment. Perhaps you have reached a stage in your life where you know something needs to change but you just aren’t sure what or how. Or maybe there has been a significant event in your life that has prompted you to reach out, a bereavement, loss, rejection or ill health. Maybe you are struggling with some or all your relationships, maybe you just don’t know what the problem is, but you know things aren’t quite right.
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Photo of Wright Counselling, Counsellor in SS0, England
Wright Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the stresses in life? Feel unable to make decisions? Do you condemn yourself for making the 'wrong' decision? We can be good at condemning ourselves and be our worst critic. Discovering what patterns are happening for us over and over again, and preparing yourself for these, knowing what you can and can't do, can feel empowering. Being able to express yourself knowing that you can be heard without fear, embarrassment or shame but with acceptance of you as a person can be life changing. I can help you look at making changes and find bespoke ways to support and establish a way forward for you.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the stresses in life? Feel unable to make decisions? Do you condemn yourself for making the 'wrong' decision? We can be good at condemning ourselves and be our worst critic. Discovering what patterns are happening for us over and over again, and preparing yourself for these, knowing what you can and can't do, can feel empowering. Being able to express yourself knowing that you can be heard without fear, embarrassment or shame but with acceptance of you as a person can be life changing. I can help you look at making changes and find bespoke ways to support and establish a way forward for you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SS0

50+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in SS0 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
76% Stress
70% Bereavement
64% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% WPA
25% Cigna and Evernorth
25% Aviva

How Counsellors in SS0 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SS0?

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.