Photo of David Genty Jungian Analyst, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
David Genty Jungian Analyst
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
A crisis is often a call to personal growth and development, to find a new path through life. The drive of the unconscious part of our nature is towards wholeness. In analysis we listen to the compensatory, complementary and sometimes prospective communication from the unconscious....hearing the voices of the soul balancing the relationship of conscious and unconscious. Individuation is the process of coming into psychic balance. In analysis you can learn to listen and understand your inner voice, gain a deeper sense of self, meaning and purpose in life, to become the person you are meant to be.
A crisis is often a call to personal growth and development, to find a new path through life. The drive of the unconscious part of our nature is towards wholeness. In analysis we listen to the compensatory, complementary and sometimes prospective communication from the unconscious....hearing the voices of the soul balancing the relationship of conscious and unconscious. Individuation is the process of coming into psychic balance. In analysis you can learn to listen and understand your inner voice, gain a deeper sense of self, meaning and purpose in life, to become the person you are meant to be.
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Photo of Iva Roberts, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Iva Roberts
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN9  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist providing short and long-term therapy and autism assessments to children and adults in a private practice Kent. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where we can develop an understanding of your difficulties. I draw on a variety of psychological approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural (CBT), and systemic (including narrative and solution-focused). I have 9 years of experience working with a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety and trauma. I have worked with children diagnosed with Autism (including PDA profile) and supported them their families for many years.
I am a clinical psychologist providing short and long-term therapy and autism assessments to children and adults in a private practice Kent. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where we can develop an understanding of your difficulties. I draw on a variety of psychological approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural (CBT), and systemic (including narrative and solution-focused). I have 9 years of experience working with a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety and trauma. I have worked with children diagnosed with Autism (including PDA profile) and supported them their families for many years.
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Photo of Deon van Zyl, MA, CPsychol, Psychologist
Deon van Zyl
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
I see clients with a range of difficulties across the lifespan who find themselves in psychological distress and are looking for an understanding and solution to their difficulties. These difficulties may have been lifelong or more recently acquired. They may be showing clinical symptoms such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, or OCD as a result. They may want longer term therapy to work on themselves more deeply or they may want short term therapy that is focussed on resolving more specific issues.
I see clients with a range of difficulties across the lifespan who find themselves in psychological distress and are looking for an understanding and solution to their difficulties. These difficulties may have been lifelong or more recently acquired. They may be showing clinical symptoms such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, or OCD as a result. They may want longer term therapy to work on themselves more deeply or they may want short term therapy that is focussed on resolving more specific issues.
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Lisa Hounslow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As a woman, do you put other people's needs above your own and find it difficult to say no? Maybe it's hard to say how you really feel or to ask for what you need? Do you find being nice all the time and avoiding upsetting anyone could be taking it’s toll, especially when you already feel stressed and overwhelmed by the many roles and relationships in your life? I wonder what life would look like if you felt calmer and more confident in yourself? How would it change your personal relationships and your life in general? What would it feel like to be able to voice what it is you want? It's certainly challenging being a woman today.
As a woman, do you put other people's needs above your own and find it difficult to say no? Maybe it's hard to say how you really feel or to ask for what you need? Do you find being nice all the time and avoiding upsetting anyone could be taking it’s toll, especially when you already feel stressed and overwhelmed by the many roles and relationships in your life? I wonder what life would look like if you felt calmer and more confident in yourself? How would it change your personal relationships and your life in general? What would it feel like to be able to voice what it is you want? It's certainly challenging being a woman today.
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Sjstherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN9  (Online Only)
Many of us reach points in our lives when we need someone to hear us. Maybe you are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, or a Bereavement. Perhaps you are feeling stuck or lack confidence and are looking for a way forward. I am a warm, empathic therapist who offers a safe, supportive space in which to deepen self-awareness and support potential for change, growth, and well being. As an integrative therapist, I offer a personalised approach to therapy, providing a calm, safe and facilitating environment where worries and difficulties can be explored in total confidence.
Many of us reach points in our lives when we need someone to hear us. Maybe you are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, or a Bereavement. Perhaps you are feeling stuck or lack confidence and are looking for a way forward. I am a warm, empathic therapist who offers a safe, supportive space in which to deepen self-awareness and support potential for change, growth, and well being. As an integrative therapist, I offer a personalised approach to therapy, providing a calm, safe and facilitating environment where worries and difficulties can be explored in total confidence.
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Diana Goldsmith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am Dr Diana Goldsmith, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am Clinical Director and Senior Psychologist for Foundations Child & Family Therapy – www.foundationschildtherapy.co.uk- a psychological therapies service offering UK-wide psychological therapy and clinical supervision. We offer support for children, young people and their families. We also offer ADHD and ASD assessments and follow-up post-diagnostic services. We aim to provide a supportive, understanding and compassionate service that works alongside families and their children.
I am Dr Diana Goldsmith, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am Clinical Director and Senior Psychologist for Foundations Child & Family Therapy – www.foundationschildtherapy.co.uk- a psychological therapies service offering UK-wide psychological therapy and clinical supervision. We offer support for children, young people and their families. We also offer ADHD and ASD assessments and follow-up post-diagnostic services. We aim to provide a supportive, understanding and compassionate service that works alongside families and their children.
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Photo of Kirsty Payne, MBACP, Counsellor
Kirsty Payne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tonbridge TN9  (Online Only)
I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to offload and unpack any extra weight they may be carrying. What this looks like will be defined by the individual. Whatever it may be that brings you to counselling, is valid and deserves a place to be seen and explored. I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues; nothing is too big or too small. I am adaptable in my approach, whether it be a listening ear or goal orientated. My person centred foundation believes that we are experts in our own lives. I am not here to judge or offer advice but to work along side you, as we discovered the answers together.
I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to offload and unpack any extra weight they may be carrying. What this looks like will be defined by the individual. Whatever it may be that brings you to counselling, is valid and deserves a place to be seen and explored. I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues; nothing is too big or too small. I am adaptable in my approach, whether it be a listening ear or goal orientated. My person centred foundation believes that we are experts in our own lives. I am not here to judge or offer advice but to work along side you, as we discovered the answers together.
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Photo of Helen Genty, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Helen Genty
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you facing some of these issues ? A negative cycle of arguments that never seems to get resolved? Are you struggling with the affects of an affair? Changes you are having difficulty adjusting to e.g. the birth of a baby, health problems or retirement? Are you worried about your child and not sure how to help? Do you wish you could talk more frankly about sex without hurting your partner’s feelings. Do you feel that your relationship is over and need a place to mourn its passing. Do you miss the feeling of closeness and intimacy you once had and want to rebuild your connection?
Are you facing some of these issues ? A negative cycle of arguments that never seems to get resolved? Are you struggling with the affects of an affair? Changes you are having difficulty adjusting to e.g. the birth of a baby, health problems or retirement? Are you worried about your child and not sure how to help? Do you wish you could talk more frankly about sex without hurting your partner’s feelings. Do you feel that your relationship is over and need a place to mourn its passing. Do you miss the feeling of closeness and intimacy you once had and want to rebuild your connection?
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Rebekah Dervley
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
I am Dr Rebekah Dervley, a HCPC registered Psychologist. I am Clinical Lead for Sunstone Psychology - www.sunstonepsychology.co.uk - a psychological therapies service offering UK-wide psychological therapy and clinical supervision. I can offer you a safe and confidential listening space, and work with you to understand your difficulties and help you find a way forward. I specialise in working with trauma, PTSD, and people who exhibit a range of coping behaviours, such as self-harm, addiction, and other behavioural issues. I offer specialist diagnostic assessments for ADHD in children and adults.
I am Dr Rebekah Dervley, a HCPC registered Psychologist. I am Clinical Lead for Sunstone Psychology - www.sunstonepsychology.co.uk - a psychological therapies service offering UK-wide psychological therapy and clinical supervision. I can offer you a safe and confidential listening space, and work with you to understand your difficulties and help you find a way forward. I specialise in working with trauma, PTSD, and people who exhibit a range of coping behaviours, such as self-harm, addiction, and other behavioural issues. I offer specialist diagnostic assessments for ADHD in children and adults.
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Photo of Natalie Wood, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Natalie Wood
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
At various points in our lives, we all experience feelings, thoughts and events that we find challenging. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, finding it difficult to come to terms with something that has happened in the past, or worried about what the future will bring. Perhaps you feel stuck in a difficult situation, or caught between what seem like impossible choices. You may be seeking an opportunity to think about who you are, what is important to you, and the kind of life you want to lead.
At various points in our lives, we all experience feelings, thoughts and events that we find challenging. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, finding it difficult to come to terms with something that has happened in the past, or worried about what the future will bring. Perhaps you feel stuck in a difficult situation, or caught between what seem like impossible choices. You may be seeking an opportunity to think about who you are, what is important to you, and the kind of life you want to lead.
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Photo of Katya Jezzard-Puyraud, MBACP, Counsellor
Katya Jezzard-Puyraud
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I’m a qualified integrative counsellor & mindfulness instructor. I am passionate about working with women and men who are depressed and anxious, and those that have experienced loss, sexual abuse or domestic violence. My aim is for you to feel heard and accepted. This may be the first time you've spoken to anyone about what you're going through, so I offer a place to process your experiences, helping you to gently come to terms with the feelings you are facing. Our sessions will allow you to understand how your experiences have affected your feelings, behaviour and relationships, providing you with coping strategies for the future.
I’m a qualified integrative counsellor & mindfulness instructor. I am passionate about working with women and men who are depressed and anxious, and those that have experienced loss, sexual abuse or domestic violence. My aim is for you to feel heard and accepted. This may be the first time you've spoken to anyone about what you're going through, so I offer a place to process your experiences, helping you to gently come to terms with the feelings you are facing. Our sessions will allow you to understand how your experiences have affected your feelings, behaviour and relationships, providing you with coping strategies for the future.
01892 362247 View 01892 362247
Photo of Rachael Manku, MBACP, Counsellor
Rachael Manku
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I'm an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space in which you can explore whatever brings you to counselling. It could be that there have been things that have troubled you for some time and which you now feel ready to think about in more depth. Maybe recent events have caused you to feel like you need some help to cope. Or perhaps you just don’t feel right and would like some space to explore why that may be. Talking with a skilled, impartial counsellor can help you find the words to make sense of your experiences and find a way forward.
I'm an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space in which you can explore whatever brings you to counselling. It could be that there have been things that have troubled you for some time and which you now feel ready to think about in more depth. Maybe recent events have caused you to feel like you need some help to cope. Or perhaps you just don’t feel right and would like some space to explore why that may be. Talking with a skilled, impartial counsellor can help you find the words to make sense of your experiences and find a way forward.
01892 352837 View 01892 352837
Photo of Lucy Parker, MBACP, Counsellor
Lucy Parker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer a fully integrated approach to counselling & coaching, supporting you holistically in your journey towards health with compassion, sensitivity and care. Helping you to understand yourself better, heal from a painful life event or to reduce your anxiety and stress levels. Counselling can help you accept your past and coaching will offer ways to move forward with strength, vision and commitment. Together we can build on your journey toward health and happiness. Whatever your wounds, counselling can help explain your present habits and behaviours whilst coaching can support your future path and direction. Lets get started!
I offer a fully integrated approach to counselling & coaching, supporting you holistically in your journey towards health with compassion, sensitivity and care. Helping you to understand yourself better, heal from a painful life event or to reduce your anxiety and stress levels. Counselling can help you accept your past and coaching will offer ways to move forward with strength, vision and commitment. Together we can build on your journey toward health and happiness. Whatever your wounds, counselling can help explain your present habits and behaviours whilst coaching can support your future path and direction. Lets get started!
01892 362974 View 01892 362974
Photo of Cesare Saguato, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Cesare Saguato
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you experiencing negative thoughts, unpleasant emotions, feeling stressed, anxious, or low? Perhaps you are going through a difficult time in your life and in need of support? Are confused, struggling to find meaning, purpose and direction or find a way through? Having problems with work or relationships? If so, my training in mindfulness, self-compassion, integrative psychotherapeutic counselling and 15 years experience, enables me to weave together an approach that can best help you meet difficulties with more clarity, kindness and resourcefulness, while empowering you to make the choices and changes you are looking to make.
Are you experiencing negative thoughts, unpleasant emotions, feeling stressed, anxious, or low? Perhaps you are going through a difficult time in your life and in need of support? Are confused, struggling to find meaning, purpose and direction or find a way through? Having problems with work or relationships? If so, my training in mindfulness, self-compassion, integrative psychotherapeutic counselling and 15 years experience, enables me to weave together an approach that can best help you meet difficulties with more clarity, kindness and resourcefulness, while empowering you to make the choices and changes you are looking to make.
01634 959317 View 01634 959317
Photo of Victoria Saunders, MBACP, Counsellor
Victoria Saunders
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
At times throughout our lives we can find ourselves struggling with certain issues that can come as part of every day life or around a specific event, whether that be a bereavement or loss, feelings of stress and anxiety, addiction, depression or low self-esteem. It is at these times that seeking support can help in working through whatever difficulties you are experiencing and to find a way forward. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor working with both young people and adults. I have extensive experience in working with bereavement, loss and living with life limiting illness, along with stress, anxiety, and depression.
At times throughout our lives we can find ourselves struggling with certain issues that can come as part of every day life or around a specific event, whether that be a bereavement or loss, feelings of stress and anxiety, addiction, depression or low self-esteem. It is at these times that seeking support can help in working through whatever difficulties you are experiencing and to find a way forward. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor working with both young people and adults. I have extensive experience in working with bereavement, loss and living with life limiting illness, along with stress, anxiety, and depression.
01622 237408 View 01622 237408
Photo of Dr Stacey Campbell, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Stacey Campbell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I think it's very brave to acknowledge when there are difficulties in your life and to embark on a journey of change. It is my privilege to accompany individuals on a therapeutic process which enables them to live a more meaningful life. Our journey together can sometimes be a brief stepping stone of goal focused support, or at other times the therapeutic process is longer term and more explorative. I am passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals as well as individuals who have lived through adverse or traumatic life experiences. I welcome enquiries from all genders and sexualities.
I think it's very brave to acknowledge when there are difficulties in your life and to embark on a journey of change. It is my privilege to accompany individuals on a therapeutic process which enables them to live a more meaningful life. Our journey together can sometimes be a brief stepping stone of goal focused support, or at other times the therapeutic process is longer term and more explorative. I am passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals as well as individuals who have lived through adverse or traumatic life experiences. I welcome enquiries from all genders and sexualities.
01732 443392 View 01732 443392
Photo of Rhoda Scantlebury, MBACP, Counsellor
Rhoda Scantlebury
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Website: rhodascantleburycounselling.co.uk Counselling gives you your own time and space to consider what is going on, who you are and who you want to be.​ The possibility of time and space might feel important because you're currently experiencing something where your own resources no longer feel sufficient to cope. Perhaps you see that you're responding to situations with more anxiety, anger or distress than feels entirely manageable, or it may be that you're feeling very little and have a sense of being out of touch with yourself or others.
Website: rhodascantleburycounselling.co.uk Counselling gives you your own time and space to consider what is going on, who you are and who you want to be.​ The possibility of time and space might feel important because you're currently experiencing something where your own resources no longer feel sufficient to cope. Perhaps you see that you're responding to situations with more anxiety, anger or distress than feels entirely manageable, or it may be that you're feeling very little and have a sense of being out of touch with yourself or others.
01892 351126 View 01892 351126
Photo of Josephine Shaw, BACP, Psychotherapist
Josephine Shaw
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
I work with people who are in some way feeling inner distress. Perhaps they've faced something painful or traumatising in the past and the emotional residue of it remains inside. Perhaps they have experienced loss, or are facing grief - for a loved one, for a time, even for themselves (that feeling of who you really are in your own life). They might be struggling with a situation that feels difficult, even overwhelming, (anything from a relationship or a work problem, to an inner understanding of their own sexual or gender identity). They might wake each day to a feeling of anxiety or dread, drained of energy and facing depression.
I work with people who are in some way feeling inner distress. Perhaps they've faced something painful or traumatising in the past and the emotional residue of it remains inside. Perhaps they have experienced loss, or are facing grief - for a loved one, for a time, even for themselves (that feeling of who you really are in your own life). They might be struggling with a situation that feels difficult, even overwhelming, (anything from a relationship or a work problem, to an inner understanding of their own sexual or gender identity). They might wake each day to a feeling of anxiety or dread, drained of energy and facing depression.
020 4538 9158 View 020 4538 9158
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Karen Boram
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Who am I: First of all, "welcome" and thank you for taking some time to read about me and my way of helping and supporting you in a therapeutic journey of self development and change, whether that be for yourself, yourself and a partner or your family. I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My philosophy of counselling is based on the person as a whole - working on the mind, body and emotions.
Who am I: First of all, "welcome" and thank you for taking some time to read about me and my way of helping and supporting you in a therapeutic journey of self development and change, whether that be for yourself, yourself and a partner or your family. I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My philosophy of counselling is based on the person as a whole - working on the mind, body and emotions.
01474 554947 View 01474 554947
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Jill May
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be transformative, but it's not easy. I work with adolescents and adults, creating a safe and empathetic space where trust is nurtured. I understand the unique needs of individuals navigating complex emotions, identities, and relationships. I work intuitively and collaboratively with clients to explore their goals for therapy, whether it's navigating the challenges of adolescence, managing major life transitions, grief and loss, domestic abuse, divorce, anxiety or depression.
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be transformative, but it's not easy. I work with adolescents and adults, creating a safe and empathetic space where trust is nurtured. I understand the unique needs of individuals navigating complex emotions, identities, and relationships. I work intuitively and collaboratively with clients to explore their goals for therapy, whether it's navigating the challenges of adolescence, managing major life transitions, grief and loss, domestic abuse, divorce, anxiety or depression.
01892 352743 View 01892 352743

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TN9

20+

Average cost per session

£66

Counsellors in TN9 who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
88% Relationship Issues
79% Bereavement
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Cigna and Evernorth
56% AXA PPP
44% Aviva

How Counsellors in TN9 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TN9?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.