Counselling in WD6

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Alison Play Therapy
MA
My name is Alison and I have 13 years experience of working with vulnerable children and their families. I provide Play Therapy for children, which allows them to use toys and creative materials to safely play out and express, explore and make sense of their thoughts, feelings and painful life experiences and cope better with the future. I'm a registered member of the British Association of Play Therapy and DBS checked. I cover the areas of Hertfordshire, North London, and surrounding areas. Please view my website for more information and testimonials; www.alisonplaytherapy.com
My name is Alison and I have 13 years experience of working with vulnerable children and their families. I provide Play Therapy for children, which allows them to use toys and creative materials to safely play out and express, explore and make sense of their thoughts, feelings and painful life experiences and cope better with the future. I'm a registered member of the British Association of Play Therapy and DBS checked. I cover the areas of Hertfordshire, North London, and surrounding areas. Please view my website for more information and testimonials; www.alisonplaytherapy.com
020 4538 6745 View 020 4538 6745
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Simone Russell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
You may Consider counselling for various reasons, there could be a combination of unresolved issues, perhaps difficulties , understanding present day triggers. Coming to counselling is a big step in recognizing that clarity and movement forward is the ultimate goal... you may be suffering with: Depression, Anxiety, Menapause and all the emotional challenges this brings ,loss, low self esteem whatever it is , your feelings , thoughts and emotions are at the centre of our work together. Most importantly I hope my down to earth yet professional approach will enable you to relax ,whilst disclosing difficult life experiences.
You may Consider counselling for various reasons, there could be a combination of unresolved issues, perhaps difficulties , understanding present day triggers. Coming to counselling is a big step in recognizing that clarity and movement forward is the ultimate goal... you may be suffering with: Depression, Anxiety, Menapause and all the emotional challenges this brings ,loss, low self esteem whatever it is , your feelings , thoughts and emotions are at the centre of our work together. Most importantly I hope my down to earth yet professional approach will enable you to relax ,whilst disclosing difficult life experiences.
07449 660781 View 07449 660781
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Natalie Leslie - Hertfordshire Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Nat, I am a kind and caring person-centred counsellor, meaning that I work closely alongside clients to support them in the unique challenges they are facing. I will listen carefully and thoughtfully to your individual needs and work alongside you to support you to better understand yourself and any difficulties you may be facing. I understand that it can be daunting taking that first step towards seeking support, and truly believe that having a confidential space to talk about whatever is happening for you with an impartial, trusted, compassionate person can be healing, nurturing and growthful.
Hello, I’m Nat, I am a kind and caring person-centred counsellor, meaning that I work closely alongside clients to support them in the unique challenges they are facing. I will listen carefully and thoughtfully to your individual needs and work alongside you to support you to better understand yourself and any difficulties you may be facing. I understand that it can be daunting taking that first step towards seeking support, and truly believe that having a confidential space to talk about whatever is happening for you with an impartial, trusted, compassionate person can be healing, nurturing and growthful.
020 3917 0263 View 020 3917 0263
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Trudy Loughlin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Borehamwood WD6  (Online Only)
I am an integrative and relational psychotherapeutic counsellor. This means that I believe the relationship between my client and myself is the most important, and healing agent for change. Working in an integrative way means that I draw from a range of techniques and theories to best suit my clients. Therapy is not one size fits all. We are all unique and I work with this in mind. I offer a safe space, warmth and non judgement for clients to explore their concerns, while working collaboratively with them. I work holistically with clients and recognise the importance of including mind, body and spirit.
I am an integrative and relational psychotherapeutic counsellor. This means that I believe the relationship between my client and myself is the most important, and healing agent for change. Working in an integrative way means that I draw from a range of techniques and theories to best suit my clients. Therapy is not one size fits all. We are all unique and I work with this in mind. I offer a safe space, warmth and non judgement for clients to explore their concerns, while working collaboratively with them. I work holistically with clients and recognise the importance of including mind, body and spirit.
020 3838 0623 View 020 3838 0623
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Daliah Slater
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Counselling can provide you with help and support if you are going through a difficult time. I understand that you may be feeling anxious, a lack of connection, have a sense of loss or just feel stuck. You may even feel disconcerted or ill at ease, and cannot understand why or who to turn to. Coming to counselling may feel daunting, but actually is a sign of strength, and is often the first brave step towards finding a stronger sense of self and inner peace.
Counselling can provide you with help and support if you are going through a difficult time. I understand that you may be feeling anxious, a lack of connection, have a sense of loss or just feel stuck. You may even feel disconcerted or ill at ease, and cannot understand why or who to turn to. Coming to counselling may feel daunting, but actually is a sign of strength, and is often the first brave step towards finding a stronger sense of self and inner peace.
07803 179971 View 07803 179971
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Martin Goldwater
Counsellor
Verified
I have been working in the Addiction field for 18 years and used my own personal experience to mould a 10 week treatment programme, 1 session a week for 10 weeks, with daily contact from day one and this continues as free aftercare . This really works and has evolved over the years to help my clients beat their addiction, be happy and live their best lives
I have been working in the Addiction field for 18 years and used my own personal experience to mould a 10 week treatment programme, 1 session a week for 10 weeks, with daily contact from day one and this continues as free aftercare . This really works and has evolved over the years to help my clients beat their addiction, be happy and live their best lives
020 3917 4273 View 020 3917 4273
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Rochelle Jutta Newington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
It may not be visible but you are suffering inside, and you have taken the first courageous step, seeking a therapist. Life may seem OK and up to now you have managed but something inside is stirring, and its hard to carry on as you have been. You have been judged, not heard and felt worthless or invisible, and you may feel anxious, angry, depressed, detached, frightened, vulnerable, low self worth, unmotivated and unable to trust your own judgement right now. I believe you have an innate ability to be more, and can support you to work through these feelings. Take the next brave step if you are ready and call for a consultation.
It may not be visible but you are suffering inside, and you have taken the first courageous step, seeking a therapist. Life may seem OK and up to now you have managed but something inside is stirring, and its hard to carry on as you have been. You have been judged, not heard and felt worthless or invisible, and you may feel anxious, angry, depressed, detached, frightened, vulnerable, low self worth, unmotivated and unable to trust your own judgement right now. I believe you have an innate ability to be more, and can support you to work through these feelings. Take the next brave step if you are ready and call for a consultation.
07480 739692 View 07480 739692
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UK Addiction Treatment Centres (UKAT)
Verified
Why choose UKAT? 160 beds across the UK; treatment for all addictions, including process addictions, eating disorders, age 16-18 treatment and dual diagnosis. Ranging from luxurious en-suite rehabs with gyms and on-site medical units to affordable rehabs. Catering for people from all walks of life. All rehabs have 24/7 on-site addiction professionals, ensuring clients have the highest level of care offered in the country. UKAT always addresses the individual as a whole and will tailor treatment to the addiction and long-term recovery of the client. All UKAT centres have a family programme dedicated to helping family members.
Why choose UKAT? 160 beds across the UK; treatment for all addictions, including process addictions, eating disorders, age 16-18 treatment and dual diagnosis. Ranging from luxurious en-suite rehabs with gyms and on-site medical units to affordable rehabs. Catering for people from all walks of life. All rehabs have 24/7 on-site addiction professionals, ensuring clients have the highest level of care offered in the country. UKAT always addresses the individual as a whole and will tailor treatment to the addiction and long-term recovery of the client. All UKAT centres have a family programme dedicated to helping family members.
020 3872 2432 View 020 3872 2432
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Bernie Wooder
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
My focus is to truly understand your problem and we work together as a team to end your suffering. To do that I use my 30 years of professional experience to help you get peace of mind and heart. I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor registered with the UKCP, with 30 years of experience which has included counselling and training therapists at Guys to Hospital, London. I am also a trained Hypnotherapist - specialising in confidence, self esteem, setting goals for your future and dealing with any kind of fear or failure.
My focus is to truly understand your problem and we work together as a team to end your suffering. To do that I use my 30 years of professional experience to help you get peace of mind and heart. I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor registered with the UKCP, with 30 years of experience which has included counselling and training therapists at Guys to Hospital, London. I am also a trained Hypnotherapist - specialising in confidence, self esteem, setting goals for your future and dealing with any kind of fear or failure.
020 3974 2065 View 020 3974 2065
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Jane Newman
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Not everybody has been fortunate enough to have been heard. To talk and feel they are being listened to. I would like to be able to give you this opportunity. In a safe, reliable and comfortable setting I will offer you a non-judgemental space in which to explore difficult feelings and share your thoughts. Life is often fast paced and I would like to offer you the opportunity to slow down a little.
Not everybody has been fortunate enough to have been heard. To talk and feel they are being listened to. I would like to be able to give you this opportunity. In a safe, reliable and comfortable setting I will offer you a non-judgemental space in which to explore difficult feelings and share your thoughts. Life is often fast paced and I would like to offer you the opportunity to slow down a little.
020 4538 7257 View 020 4538 7257
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Jacqueline Samuel
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Borehamwood WD6  (Online Only)
If you find yourself stuck in repetitive patterns, and your relationships, (at home or work) are falling into the "same old, same old" self-defeating groove, attachment-based therapy may help make the difference in your life that you are looking for. Together, in the safe, empathic space of an attachment therapy, we look "under the bonnet" of your life, to help you gain more self-awareness and a stronger sense of self. We will make meaning out of your story and help you get unstuck and find ways to start living in a more personally fulfilling way.
If you find yourself stuck in repetitive patterns, and your relationships, (at home or work) are falling into the "same old, same old" self-defeating groove, attachment-based therapy may help make the difference in your life that you are looking for. Together, in the safe, empathic space of an attachment therapy, we look "under the bonnet" of your life, to help you gain more self-awareness and a stronger sense of self. We will make meaning out of your story and help you get unstuck and find ways to start living in a more personally fulfilling way.
020 3973 9259 View 020 3973 9259
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Daniel Sylvester
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
I'm Daniel and thank you for visiting my page here. Whether its coaching or counselling you are here for, all my clients including you will be treated with the upmost respect and have the peace of mind all sessions are in the strictest of confidence. I work with clients that are neuro diverse, from ADHD/ADD to sensory overload. I also work with clients that are at a cross road in their lives and looking to rediscover 'meaning' in their lives. To expand my skills around trauma/PTSD work, In 2023 I became an EFT Practioner that helps clients to reprogram/heal from trauma that may stem from childhood or relationship abuse.
I'm Daniel and thank you for visiting my page here. Whether its coaching or counselling you are here for, all my clients including you will be treated with the upmost respect and have the peace of mind all sessions are in the strictest of confidence. I work with clients that are neuro diverse, from ADHD/ADD to sensory overload. I also work with clients that are at a cross road in their lives and looking to rediscover 'meaning' in their lives. To expand my skills around trauma/PTSD work, In 2023 I became an EFT Practioner that helps clients to reprogram/heal from trauma that may stem from childhood or relationship abuse.
020 3725 9257 View 020 3725 9257
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Donna Karpel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello and welcome to my profile. If you feel life's pressures and anxieties are proving too difficult for you to cope with, I am able to offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to help you unburden yourself, and express difficult and painful emotions. I like to go at the clients pace and totally respect their privacy. We will work together to explore the past experiences, current difficulties and future possibilities. I am truly passionate about my work, and believe by helping you feel heard and understood, and by helping you find a new perspective on things, together we can facilitate positive change and personal growth.
Hello and welcome to my profile. If you feel life's pressures and anxieties are proving too difficult for you to cope with, I am able to offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to help you unburden yourself, and express difficult and painful emotions. I like to go at the clients pace and totally respect their privacy. We will work together to explore the past experiences, current difficulties and future possibilities. I am truly passionate about my work, and believe by helping you feel heard and understood, and by helping you find a new perspective on things, together we can facilitate positive change and personal growth.
020 3910 6043 View 020 3910 6043
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Psychological Therapist, Hertfordshire,Arti Hughes
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
I own the BEST google rated private psychology practice in Hertfordshire! We have successfully helped 100’s of clients. I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural therapist and Accredited Interpersonal Practitioner. I am friendly and professional. I/ We treat Depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Intrusive thoughts, Social anxiety, Panic attacks, Phobias, Excessive worry/being overwhelmed with anxiety, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Health anxiety, Perfectionism, Body dysmorphic disorders (BDD), Eating disorders, Phobias, Agoraphobia, Low self-confidence, & LTC’s. Call now for a free phone consultation!
I own the BEST google rated private psychology practice in Hertfordshire! We have successfully helped 100’s of clients. I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural therapist and Accredited Interpersonal Practitioner. I am friendly and professional. I/ We treat Depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Intrusive thoughts, Social anxiety, Panic attacks, Phobias, Excessive worry/being overwhelmed with anxiety, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Health anxiety, Perfectionism, Body dysmorphic disorders (BDD), Eating disorders, Phobias, Agoraphobia, Low self-confidence, & LTC’s. Call now for a free phone consultation!
01707 240833 View 01707 240833
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Snakes and Ladders Therapy & Coaching
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
A trusting relationship is crucial to successful therapy so I always endeavor to provide a welcoming caring, confidential, and, non-judgemental space to express and explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences without the worry of how others may feel or react. I believe you are your own expert and will encourage you to reflect and find your own answers. Together we will work to find the root of your challenges by exploring repeating patterns in your life, your beliefs, emotional attachments, and anything that may have stopped you from being your best self and living a life of satisfaction and contentment.
A trusting relationship is crucial to successful therapy so I always endeavor to provide a welcoming caring, confidential, and, non-judgemental space to express and explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences without the worry of how others may feel or react. I believe you are your own expert and will encourage you to reflect and find your own answers. Together we will work to find the root of your challenges by exploring repeating patterns in your life, your beliefs, emotional attachments, and anything that may have stopped you from being your best self and living a life of satisfaction and contentment.
07480 486829 View 07480 486829
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Dr. Emma Diamond, B.Sc, PG.Dip, DClinPsy, CPsychol
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
Dr. Emma Diamond (B.Sc, PGDip, DClinPsy, CPsychol) is an experienced Principal Clinical Psychologist who has practiced for over 15 years. ​ She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and completed a BPS accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). Dr. Diamond completed further training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Institute of Psychiatry, a centre of excellence for CBT, and she is a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Dr. Emma Diamond (B.Sc, PGDip, DClinPsy, CPsychol) is an experienced Principal Clinical Psychologist who has practiced for over 15 years. ​ She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and completed a BPS accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). Dr. Diamond completed further training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Institute of Psychiatry, a centre of excellence for CBT, and she is a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
020 4530 8363 View 020 4530 8363
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Dr Carly Keyes - Ba(Hons) Pgcert Pgdip Dclinpsy Cpsychol
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
My name is Dr Carly Keyes and I am a compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Fully BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Life is a journey full of ups and downs. I am here to understand your current difficulties, to work with you and help you get equipped with strategies to help you cope during the down times in order for you to enjoy the ups. I offer psychological therapy that is personalised to you to help you blossom. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental and for you to build trust in me and feel relaxed in the sessions and to start living a richer and more fulfilling life.
My name is Dr Carly Keyes and I am a compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Fully BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Life is a journey full of ups and downs. I am here to understand your current difficulties, to work with you and help you get equipped with strategies to help you cope during the down times in order for you to enjoy the ups. I offer psychological therapy that is personalised to you to help you blossom. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental and for you to build trust in me and feel relaxed in the sessions and to start living a richer and more fulfilling life.
020 3879 4117 View 020 3879 4117
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Simon Ziff
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I am a qualified and experienced therapist. I specialise in helping my clients who are experiencing problems relating to drug addiction, alcohol dependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and childhood trauma and other addictions. I offer a warm and empathetic approach in a comfortable and intimate environment. Life can bring its struggles which, for many can lead to the above issues. The impact of our behaviour and anxiety often tips from being manageable to suddenly interfering with daily life, affecting you, your work and the people around you. If you can relate to any of these situations, then let me help.
I am a qualified and experienced therapist. I specialise in helping my clients who are experiencing problems relating to drug addiction, alcohol dependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and childhood trauma and other addictions. I offer a warm and empathetic approach in a comfortable and intimate environment. Life can bring its struggles which, for many can lead to the above issues. The impact of our behaviour and anxiety often tips from being manageable to suddenly interfering with daily life, affecting you, your work and the people around you. If you can relate to any of these situations, then let me help.
07793 816181 View 07793 816181
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John Bassett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Clients are looking to unpick areas of their lives that have proved too difficult for them to tackle alone. It may be more tangible life events: a bereavement, the end of a relationship, job loss etc. or that the client has found themselves 'stuck' in a place they feel unable to work through with any clarity of thought.
Clients are looking to unpick areas of their lives that have proved too difficult for them to tackle alone. It may be more tangible life events: a bereavement, the end of a relationship, job loss etc. or that the client has found themselves 'stuck' in a place they feel unable to work through with any clarity of thought.
07480 537091 View 07480 537091
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Alina Luben (Avramescu)
Verified
Borehamwood WD6  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a medical doctor with over 14 years experience as a doctor but also a therapist in therapies that focus on the mind body connection. I work with issues with self esteem, confidence, insomnia, imposter syndrome, work and personal relationship difficulties, fears, phobias, smoking cessation, difficulties with weight, chronic pain, narcissistic abuse, trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD. My training includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Level 3, Brainspotting Level 3 and BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy).
Hi, I am a medical doctor with over 14 years experience as a doctor but also a therapist in therapies that focus on the mind body connection. I work with issues with self esteem, confidence, insomnia, imposter syndrome, work and personal relationship difficulties, fears, phobias, smoking cessation, difficulties with weight, chronic pain, narcissistic abuse, trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD. My training includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Level 3, Brainspotting Level 3 and BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy).
020 4538 1870 View 020 4538 1870

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Number of Counsellors in WD6

30+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in WD6 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
83% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Bereavement
72% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% AXA PPP
89% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Aviva

How Counsellors in WD6 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WD6?

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.