Counselling in TA5

Photo of Maxine Reece Counselling, Counsellor in TA5, England
Maxine Reece Counselling
Counsellor, PsychD, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Welcome to your kind of Counselling. If you are new to counselling, it can be daunting and scary; an unfamiliar room with a stranger, telling them personal things... What might come up? Can you cope with it? It's my job to 'hold you' in this space and I'm very good at it. Don't worry anymore - make the call. Our trusting, therapeutic relationship is everything - we need to work very closely together. I am a very warm, empathic Counsellor, working with an open heart and open mind whilst steering you gently with professional integrity and clear boundaries . My intuition will help guide us both quickly to the real source of you.
Welcome to your kind of Counselling. If you are new to counselling, it can be daunting and scary; an unfamiliar room with a stranger, telling them personal things... What might come up? Can you cope with it? It's my job to 'hold you' in this space and I'm very good at it. Don't worry anymore - make the call. Our trusting, therapeutic relationship is everything - we need to work very closely together. I am a very warm, empathic Counsellor, working with an open heart and open mind whilst steering you gently with professional integrity and clear boundaries . My intuition will help guide us both quickly to the real source of you.
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Photo of Luiza Pearson, Psychotherapist in TA5, England
Luiza Pearson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist practising from Nether Stowey in Somerset. I have worked in private practice for twenty years and have experience with all aspects of human concerns. I aim to create an inviting space in which my clients are able to explore their deeper motivations and obstacles, thereby gaining insight and understanding and the potential to change things.
I am an experienced Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist practising from Nether Stowey in Somerset. I have worked in private practice for twenty years and have experience with all aspects of human concerns. I aim to create an inviting space in which my clients are able to explore their deeper motivations and obstacles, thereby gaining insight and understanding and the potential to change things.
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Photo of Jenny Chesher, Counsellor in TA5, England
Jenny Chesher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Come to a peaceful setting where the supportive presence of animals in my counselling/ equine-assisted therapy sessions is particularly conducive to helping people who are feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. For clients leading hectic lives, they find space to become calmer and more reflective, whilst for those who are lonely, hurt or bereaved they experience a warm, reparative relationship. The comforting presence of animals makes my therapy particularly accessible to young people, helping to overcome any barrier that clients may feel about sharing painful feelings or experiences, helping to build a collaborative relationship.
Come to a peaceful setting where the supportive presence of animals in my counselling/ equine-assisted therapy sessions is particularly conducive to helping people who are feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. For clients leading hectic lives, they find space to become calmer and more reflective, whilst for those who are lonely, hurt or bereaved they experience a warm, reparative relationship. The comforting presence of animals makes my therapy particularly accessible to young people, helping to overcome any barrier that clients may feel about sharing painful feelings or experiences, helping to build a collaborative relationship.
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Photo of Michelle Robinson, Counsellor in TA5, England
Michelle Robinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
My name is Michelle, and I am a person-centred counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Life can seem unmanageable at times, and you might find yourself reading this because you are dealing with an issue that feels overwhelming. Whatever the reason may be, you are not alone. People seek counselling for different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and relationship issues, to name but a few. Counselling can support you to help yourself in a way that acknowledges feelings and helps you to understand yourself better, aiding you to make positive lasting changes in your life.
My name is Michelle, and I am a person-centred counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Life can seem unmanageable at times, and you might find yourself reading this because you are dealing with an issue that feels overwhelming. Whatever the reason may be, you are not alone. People seek counselling for different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and relationship issues, to name but a few. Counselling can support you to help yourself in a way that acknowledges feelings and helps you to understand yourself better, aiding you to make positive lasting changes in your life.
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Photo of Dr Claire Plumbly, Psychologist in TA5, England
Dr Claire Plumbly
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me.
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me.
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Photo of Jackie O'Brien in TA5, England
Jackie O'Brien
Verified Verified
Counselling is a very personal experience and is different for everyone. I offer a safe and confidential service, enabling you to start to explore difficulties without judgment or criticism. If you are feeling depressed, vulnerable, stressed or confused, counselling may be the right help for you. I will support you to develop an understanding of yourself, giving you the space and time to find your own solutions. As well as talking therapy I use therapeutic creativity. Mediums such as paints, sand-tray and clay, may help you put words to difficult feelings and emotions in a non-threatening way.
Counselling is a very personal experience and is different for everyone. I offer a safe and confidential service, enabling you to start to explore difficulties without judgment or criticism. If you are feeling depressed, vulnerable, stressed or confused, counselling may be the right help for you. I will support you to develop an understanding of yourself, giving you the space and time to find your own solutions. As well as talking therapy I use therapeutic creativity. Mediums such as paints, sand-tray and clay, may help you put words to difficult feelings and emotions in a non-threatening way.
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Photo of Monika Walde, Counsellor in TA5, England
Monika Walde
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello and a warm welcome. I am interested to hear what brings you to counselling. I will offer you a safe space to share your story and to feel listen to. A space where you feel able to say how it is and you feel understood without being judged. I will be genuine and together we can explore your experiences in our sessions. EMDR is another approach I am trained in. I believe in humans' abilities to change, to grow and to heal and I feel positive that counselling can facilitate this.
Hello and a warm welcome. I am interested to hear what brings you to counselling. I will offer you a safe space to share your story and to feel listen to. A space where you feel able to say how it is and you feel understood without being judged. I will be genuine and together we can explore your experiences in our sessions. EMDR is another approach I am trained in. I believe in humans' abilities to change, to grow and to heal and I feel positive that counselling can facilitate this.
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Photo of Steve Turner Bsc (Hons) Psych Coun Dip Coun Gmbpss, Counsellor in TA5, England
Steve Turner Bsc (Hons) Psych Coun Dip Coun Gmbpss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
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Photo of James Summerhayes, Counsellor in TA5, England
James Summerhayes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello there, I’m James and I am a counsellor offering Friday sessions in the Weston area. Life can be difficult, sometimes traumatic and we often need someone professional to talk to and guide us to find solutions or acceptance to the problems we are facing in a way that best suits us. Whether you're anxious, depressed, stuck, unhappy or lost, I can offer you a confidential and caring space to explore issues that might be keeping you from finding the contentment and happiness you seek. Whatever approach we decide to follow it is important that you leave each session feeling accepted and understood.
Hello there, I’m James and I am a counsellor offering Friday sessions in the Weston area. Life can be difficult, sometimes traumatic and we often need someone professional to talk to and guide us to find solutions or acceptance to the problems we are facing in a way that best suits us. Whether you're anxious, depressed, stuck, unhappy or lost, I can offer you a confidential and caring space to explore issues that might be keeping you from finding the contentment and happiness you seek. Whatever approach we decide to follow it is important that you leave each session feeling accepted and understood.
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Photo of Stephanie Frances Patton, Psychologist in TA5, England
Stephanie Frances Patton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Clients I see and work with bring a range of relational difficulties and traumas which present in very individual ways. Parents often feel judged when they are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances, and trust in others becomes unsafe. Children may struggle with anxiety, behavioural difficulties, withdraw, not trusting adults and feel isolated. Children want to feel safe and secure in their world with their family to thrive and flourish, and parents want to provide these for their children, but can find they need some support during difficult and challenging times in their lives.
Clients I see and work with bring a range of relational difficulties and traumas which present in very individual ways. Parents often feel judged when they are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances, and trust in others becomes unsafe. Children may struggle with anxiety, behavioural difficulties, withdraw, not trusting adults and feel isolated. Children want to feel safe and secure in their world with their family to thrive and flourish, and parents want to provide these for their children, but can find they need some support during difficult and challenging times in their lives.
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Photo of Phoenix Counselling , Counsellor in TA5, England
Phoenix Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
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Photo of Giles Johnson, Psychotherapist in TA5, England
Giles Johnson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life always throws us difficult stuff to deal with; it wouldn’t be life without it. Sometimes we can shrug these things off, yet at other times they can have an extremely debilitating effect upon us. Sometimes things happen and we bury them, they remain hidden but still exert a force upon us and our behaviour. They can influence us in ways that we would rather they didn’t. Sometimes these things come roaring back at us, out of the blue, unbidden and unwelcome. We all pass through stages in our life where we question everything around us, our relationships, our work, our behaviour and ultimately ourselves.
Life always throws us difficult stuff to deal with; it wouldn’t be life without it. Sometimes we can shrug these things off, yet at other times they can have an extremely debilitating effect upon us. Sometimes things happen and we bury them, they remain hidden but still exert a force upon us and our behaviour. They can influence us in ways that we would rather they didn’t. Sometimes these things come roaring back at us, out of the blue, unbidden and unwelcome. We all pass through stages in our life where we question everything around us, our relationships, our work, our behaviour and ultimately ourselves.
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Photo of Lucy Glanfield, Counsellor in TA5, England
Lucy Glanfield
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Are you looking for someone to truly hear your voice, where understanding and support is offered without judgment? Perhaps you're seeking an opportunity to reflect on your life and gain insight into the experiences that have brought you to this point. Throughout our journey, it's common to encounter overwhelming feelings of isolation and despair, it's important to remember that you are not alone. I am here to extend a warm invitation to a secure, confidential, and trusting therapeutic relationship. Together, we can navigate the pathway to discovering the genuine and authentic version of YOU, The YOU that you've been searching for!
Are you looking for someone to truly hear your voice, where understanding and support is offered without judgment? Perhaps you're seeking an opportunity to reflect on your life and gain insight into the experiences that have brought you to this point. Throughout our journey, it's common to encounter overwhelming feelings of isolation and despair, it's important to remember that you are not alone. I am here to extend a warm invitation to a secure, confidential, and trusting therapeutic relationship. Together, we can navigate the pathway to discovering the genuine and authentic version of YOU, The YOU that you've been searching for!
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Photo of Andrew Ayers Talking Therapies Ltd, Psychotherapist in TA5, England
Andrew Ayers Talking Therapies Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
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Photo of Oak Tree Therapy Ltd, Counsellor in TA5, England
Oak Tree Therapy Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome to my Profile. You may be wondering is counselling for me? It may have been suggested to you that you need to get some counselling but you're unsure what it is and if it will work for me?! To begin with i always say to my clients 'for counselling to work you need to find the right counsellor for you. It's like finding your favourite chocolate bar, you may have to try a few before you find the one you like!' Are you someone who is feeling they are struggling with day to day living but not sure why, is it hard to talk about, are you confused or are you embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it even to loved ones.
Hello and welcome to my Profile. You may be wondering is counselling for me? It may have been suggested to you that you need to get some counselling but you're unsure what it is and if it will work for me?! To begin with i always say to my clients 'for counselling to work you need to find the right counsellor for you. It's like finding your favourite chocolate bar, you may have to try a few before you find the one you like!' Are you someone who is feeling they are struggling with day to day living but not sure why, is it hard to talk about, are you confused or are you embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it even to loved ones.
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Photo of Richard Robins, Counsellor in TA5, England
Richard Robins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Specialising in Men's mental health. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with all adults and young people who come to me with a diverse range of presenting issues, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. My belief rests on the notion that every person possesses an innate drive to achieve their utmost potential, to grow, and to become the finest version of themselves. This belief serves as a guiding principle as I strive to create a confidential, supportive, empathic, and non-judgemental environment.
Specialising in Men's mental health. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with all adults and young people who come to me with a diverse range of presenting issues, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. My belief rests on the notion that every person possesses an innate drive to achieve their utmost potential, to grow, and to become the finest version of themselves. This belief serves as a guiding principle as I strive to create a confidential, supportive, empathic, and non-judgemental environment.
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Photo of Rachel Farrington, Counsellor in TA5, England
Rachel Farrington
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Rachel and I’ve been a practising counsellor since 2012. I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I currently work as a school counsellor and within a private therapy setting.
Hi, I’m Rachel and I’ve been a practising counsellor since 2012. I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I currently work as a school counsellor and within a private therapy setting.
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Photo of Langport counselling Practice, Psychotherapist in TA5, England
Langport counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I realise that making the decision to come to counselling can be frightening or tough. Eventually an event, a situation or living with relationship difficulties, anxiety, low mood, or sadness can lead you to consider this option. You have the choice to live in a more comfortable way and I can help you with this. I work with couples and individuals, I care deeply about the work I do and the journey we take together. We will look at the issues and feelings that are present for you, provide a holding place to understand and work through them. This will lead you to start to feel the benefit of real change in you and your relationships.
I realise that making the decision to come to counselling can be frightening or tough. Eventually an event, a situation or living with relationship difficulties, anxiety, low mood, or sadness can lead you to consider this option. You have the choice to live in a more comfortable way and I can help you with this. I work with couples and individuals, I care deeply about the work I do and the journey we take together. We will look at the issues and feelings that are present for you, provide a holding place to understand and work through them. This will lead you to start to feel the benefit of real change in you and your relationships.
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Photo of Kind Humans Counselling, Counsellor in TA5, England
Kind Humans Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgwater TA5  (Online Only)
Feeling like it is all too much? Are you feeling sad, anxious, or simply misunderstood? You are going through life-changing events, or an identity crisis or both, and talking to your friends/family is not enough any more. Maybe it is time to reach out. Talk to a counsellor today to get the support you need and deserve.
Feeling like it is all too much? Are you feeling sad, anxious, or simply misunderstood? You are going through life-changing events, or an identity crisis or both, and talking to your friends/family is not enough any more. Maybe it is time to reach out. Talk to a counsellor today to get the support you need and deserve.
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Photo of Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell, Counsellor in TA5, England
Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TA5

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in TA5 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self-Harming
75% Stress
70% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
75% AXA PPP
50% Other

How Counsellors in TA5 see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TA5?

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.