Counselling in Bangor

Photo of Pete Sims, Counsellor in Bangor, Wales
Pete Sims
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
I have gained a distinction in MSc in Counselling and also qualified as an EMDR Therapist (Gold Standard Therapy recognised by: World Health Organisation, etc). I am an Integrative Therapist which means that I draw on a range of different approaches to meet clients particular needs. I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor for other therapists. I offer a highly professional service which is underpinned by valid scientific research. I appreciate that accessing therapy can be daunting; therefore, I am welcoming, very accepting and do my best to create a genuinely warm and safe environment. The relationship is vital positive outcomes.
I have gained a distinction in MSc in Counselling and also qualified as an EMDR Therapist (Gold Standard Therapy recognised by: World Health Organisation, etc). I am an Integrative Therapist which means that I draw on a range of different approaches to meet clients particular needs. I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor for other therapists. I offer a highly professional service which is underpinned by valid scientific research. I appreciate that accessing therapy can be daunting; therefore, I am welcoming, very accepting and do my best to create a genuinely warm and safe environment. The relationship is vital positive outcomes.
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Photo of Anandi Ashar, Counsellor in Bangor, Wales
Anandi Ashar
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Anandi, an integrative counsellor. I apply Person-Centered and Psychoanalytic Therapies. I incorporate Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies when needed. I focus on truly listening to you—acknowledging and valuing your experiences and emotions. Whether that is a description of an experience, an event, an individual-I want to listen to you and your feelings related to them. I believe in being present in the session and focusing on the here and now while continuously looking at your past (may apply Gestalt Therapy techniques). I graduated from Bangor University with an MSc in Counselling, worked with distinct organizations.
Hello, I'm Anandi, an integrative counsellor. I apply Person-Centered and Psychoanalytic Therapies. I incorporate Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies when needed. I focus on truly listening to you—acknowledging and valuing your experiences and emotions. Whether that is a description of an experience, an event, an individual-I want to listen to you and your feelings related to them. I believe in being present in the session and focusing on the here and now while continuously looking at your past (may apply Gestalt Therapy techniques). I graduated from Bangor University with an MSc in Counselling, worked with distinct organizations.
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Therapy with Greg
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
I believe wholeheartedly in the effectiveness of talk therapy. The science behind the brain chemistry of the human brain and how it affects our behaviours is noteworthy and interesting. However, it is only part of the story. The use of anti-depressants, and anti-psychotic drugs in more severe cases, can help some people but these chemical interventions treat only the symptoms of depression, anxiety and feeling sad. My way of working together with you goes straight to the source. I validate every part of your experience of being human including body chemistry, behaviours, social dynamics, and if applicable, your spiritual dimension.
I believe wholeheartedly in the effectiveness of talk therapy. The science behind the brain chemistry of the human brain and how it affects our behaviours is noteworthy and interesting. However, it is only part of the story. The use of anti-depressants, and anti-psychotic drugs in more severe cases, can help some people but these chemical interventions treat only the symptoms of depression, anxiety and feeling sad. My way of working together with you goes straight to the source. I validate every part of your experience of being human including body chemistry, behaviours, social dynamics, and if applicable, your spiritual dimension.
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Photo of Dr Rebecca Williams Psychology Ltd, Psychologist in Bangor, Wales
Dr Rebecca Williams Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
Looking for assessment for autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, learning disability or other special needs? Or do you/ your neurodiverse child want to start therapy for anxiety, low mood or sensory overwhelm? The multidisciplinary team at Dr R W Psychology Ltd can help. With a combined clinical experience of over 70yrs in the NHS and private practice, our team of psychologists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists can identify strengths and difficulties, make recommendations for education or employment, and can offer therapy tailored around neurodiversity.
Looking for assessment for autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, learning disability or other special needs? Or do you/ your neurodiverse child want to start therapy for anxiety, low mood or sensory overwhelm? The multidisciplinary team at Dr R W Psychology Ltd can help. With a combined clinical experience of over 70yrs in the NHS and private practice, our team of psychologists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists can identify strengths and difficulties, make recommendations for education or employment, and can offer therapy tailored around neurodiversity.
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Photo of Tiffany Jane Lazic, Psychotherapist in Bangor, Wales
Tiffany Jane Lazic
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
Within each of us lies the vision and hope for the life we want to live. Yet, we can feel overwhelmed by inner or outer challenges, fears, negative beliefs, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression. In many years of practice, I have seen the resilience of the human spirit. As a Spiritual Psychotherapist, I work with traditional approaches, as well as those rooted in Transpersonal Psychology, Archetypal Psychology and Shamanism which recognize the power and strength inherent within to facilitate change. My aim is to act as guide as clients address past pain and present circumstances that limit the ability to live a life in full bloom.
Within each of us lies the vision and hope for the life we want to live. Yet, we can feel overwhelmed by inner or outer challenges, fears, negative beliefs, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression. In many years of practice, I have seen the resilience of the human spirit. As a Spiritual Psychotherapist, I work with traditional approaches, as well as those rooted in Transpersonal Psychology, Archetypal Psychology and Shamanism which recognize the power and strength inherent within to facilitate change. My aim is to act as guide as clients address past pain and present circumstances that limit the ability to live a life in full bloom.
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Photo of Dr Jess Rayner, Psychologist in Bangor, Wales
Dr Jess Rayner
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, I am a registered Clinical Psychologist offering high quality, compassionate, therapy. You may be here because you are feeling anxious, stressed, perhaps struggling with low self-esteem or critical self-talk, or dealing with the impact of difficult experiences. I aim to create safe, non-judgemental, space where we can work together to explore the source of your troubles, increase understanding, reduce distress, and build new skills and perspectives. Specialist interests include anxiety, burnout and stress, trauma, low mood, and long-term health conditions (e.g., pain/fatigue).
Welcome, I am a registered Clinical Psychologist offering high quality, compassionate, therapy. You may be here because you are feeling anxious, stressed, perhaps struggling with low self-esteem or critical self-talk, or dealing with the impact of difficult experiences. I aim to create safe, non-judgemental, space where we can work together to explore the source of your troubles, increase understanding, reduce distress, and build new skills and perspectives. Specialist interests include anxiety, burnout and stress, trauma, low mood, and long-term health conditions (e.g., pain/fatigue).
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Photo of Chloe Louise Fabian, Counsellor in Bangor, Wales
Chloe Louise Fabian
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
I offer a warm and supportive environment for you to explore what you are going through in a safe space. I can also explore healthy coping strategies and resources to support you in your journey through healing and development.
I offer a warm and supportive environment for you to explore what you are going through in a safe space. I can also explore healthy coping strategies and resources to support you in your journey through healing and development.
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Photo of Paul Warnock, Counsellor in Bangor, Wales
Paul Warnock
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bangor LL57
I understand that it may be difficult to talk about feelings or even identify them, I aim to provide sessions that will help you to share what's going on and look at strategies for moving forward. The pace of our counseling sessions will be controlled by you and what you want to talk about, if you get a bit stuck I can help prompt the conversation by asking a question or by suggesting an alternative perspective. Exploring the past may provide some answers, then focussing on what's going on now and introducing small adjustments to our established habits can lead to a dramatic change in our behaviour and give options for the future.
I understand that it may be difficult to talk about feelings or even identify them, I aim to provide sessions that will help you to share what's going on and look at strategies for moving forward. The pace of our counseling sessions will be controlled by you and what you want to talk about, if you get a bit stuck I can help prompt the conversation by asking a question or by suggesting an alternative perspective. Exploring the past may provide some answers, then focussing on what's going on now and introducing small adjustments to our established habits can lead to a dramatic change in our behaviour and give options for the future.
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Photo of Cath Jane Jones, Psychotherapist in Bangor, Wales
Cath Jane Jones
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Low Mood or Depression? Sometimes we find ourselves feeling anxious or sad, have difficulty sleeping, or find relationships are stressful, or that work is difficult. Sometimes our worries get in the way of enjoying life, or of us reaching our full potential. This may be due to having experienced disturbing events that now affect the way you think, feel or behave. I am a qualified and fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with 30 years NHS experience of helping people to improve their Mental Health.
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Low Mood or Depression? Sometimes we find ourselves feeling anxious or sad, have difficulty sleeping, or find relationships are stressful, or that work is difficult. Sometimes our worries get in the way of enjoying life, or of us reaching our full potential. This may be due to having experienced disturbing events that now affect the way you think, feel or behave. I am a qualified and fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with 30 years NHS experience of helping people to improve their Mental Health.
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Photo of Natasha Groves, Counsellor in Bangor, Wales
Natasha Groves
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bangor LL57  (Online Only)
I have been trained in Person Centred Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and Psychodynamic therapy. I also have accessed substance misuse training, Sexual Violence, Trauma and NHS ACT training. I have a psychology degree and a masters in counselling, where I completed a dissertation examining relational depth and delivery of counselling. I am trained in mindfulness, and this can be integrated into therapy in a variety of ways, and I can provide resources for you to access.
I have been trained in Person Centred Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and Psychodynamic therapy. I also have accessed substance misuse training, Sexual Violence, Trauma and NHS ACT training. I have a psychology degree and a masters in counselling, where I completed a dissertation examining relational depth and delivery of counselling. I am trained in mindfulness, and this can be integrated into therapy in a variety of ways, and I can provide resources for you to access.
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Photo of Amy Thomas-Owen, Counsellor in Bangor, Wales
Amy Thomas-Owen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57  (Online Only)
Have you got the point where enough is enough and realise that something needs to change? Is self-doubt derailing your life and stopping you from living up to your full potential? On ‘paper’, it might look like you’ve already achieved a lot but in spite of this you never feel ‘enough’. Perhaps you hold yourself to incredibly high standards and feel like you need to be ‘perfect’. This might mean you feel like you always have to do ‘more’, which leads to feelings of tiredness and exhaustion and maybe even burnout. You may have even been told that you’re an ‘over thinker’ or identify as that yourself.
Have you got the point where enough is enough and realise that something needs to change? Is self-doubt derailing your life and stopping you from living up to your full potential? On ‘paper’, it might look like you’ve already achieved a lot but in spite of this you never feel ‘enough’. Perhaps you hold yourself to incredibly high standards and feel like you need to be ‘perfect’. This might mean you feel like you always have to do ‘more’, which leads to feelings of tiredness and exhaustion and maybe even burnout. You may have even been told that you’re an ‘over thinker’ or identify as that yourself.
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Photo of Dr Claire Williams, Psychologist in Bangor, Wales
Dr Claire Williams
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bangor LL57
I specialise in ASD and ADHD and work with children, adolescents and Adults who have Asperger’s/Autism (ASD) and provide an Adult ADHD Assessment service. I also offer support/therapy for issues such as head injury, stroke, neurological conditions including MS, Guillain-Barre syndrome, locked in syndrome, dementia, and FND including communication and behavioural difficulties and psychological effects of long term conditions. I have a special interest in working with children who have continence difficulties. I also undertake Expert Witness work for Family Courts and conduct Cognitive and Capacity Assessments
I specialise in ASD and ADHD and work with children, adolescents and Adults who have Asperger’s/Autism (ASD) and provide an Adult ADHD Assessment service. I also offer support/therapy for issues such as head injury, stroke, neurological conditions including MS, Guillain-Barre syndrome, locked in syndrome, dementia, and FND including communication and behavioural difficulties and psychological effects of long term conditions. I have a special interest in working with children who have continence difficulties. I also undertake Expert Witness work for Family Courts and conduct Cognitive and Capacity Assessments
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Photo of Lena Fiebrantz, Counsellor in Bangor, Wales
Lena Fiebrantz
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bangor LL57  (Online Only)
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
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Photo of North Wales Cognitive Behavioural Therapy , Psychotherapist in Bangor, Wales
North Wales Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bangor LL57
Hello, I'm Clair. It's difficult for people to know where to start sometimes, you may just not be feeling yourself or you may feel you have a diagnosis. Sometimes people come to see me with multiple problems from depression, anxiety and OCD to PTSD (Trauma), domestic abuse and self-esteem and confidence issues and everything in between. Whatever your concerns we can discuss a way to help you live your life in a way that makes you happy. As a qualified and accredited CBT therapist in North Wales I can offer you a way overcome your problems.
Hello, I'm Clair. It's difficult for people to know where to start sometimes, you may just not be feeling yourself or you may feel you have a diagnosis. Sometimes people come to see me with multiple problems from depression, anxiety and OCD to PTSD (Trauma), domestic abuse and self-esteem and confidence issues and everything in between. Whatever your concerns we can discuss a way to help you live your life in a way that makes you happy. As a qualified and accredited CBT therapist in North Wales I can offer you a way overcome your problems.
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Photo of Dr Jane Simms, Psychologist in Bangor, Wales
Dr Jane Simms
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
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Photo of Rhian Lewis, Counsellor in Bangor, Wales
Rhian Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57  (Online Only)
Helo a chroeso. Mae cwnsela ar gael drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg hefyd. Hello and welcome. We can all feel anxious, stressed and overwhelmed at times. I am here to help you explore your world, in your own way with warmth and without judgement. I offer a warm and safe space for you to explore anything you wish online or over the phone. I aim to help you feel comfortable, heard and accepted. Counselling can be be life changing and it's an opportunity to learn more about yourself. It’s a process that we'll go through together. We will hopefully be able to build a strong relationship which can help you towards a positive way of living.
Helo a chroeso. Mae cwnsela ar gael drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg hefyd. Hello and welcome. We can all feel anxious, stressed and overwhelmed at times. I am here to help you explore your world, in your own way with warmth and without judgement. I offer a warm and safe space for you to explore anything you wish online or over the phone. I aim to help you feel comfortable, heard and accepted. Counselling can be be life changing and it's an opportunity to learn more about yourself. It’s a process that we'll go through together. We will hopefully be able to build a strong relationship which can help you towards a positive way of living.
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Photo of Dr Catherine Davies, Psychologist in Bangor, Wales
Dr Catherine Davies
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bangor LL57
I am a senior clinical psychologist with 21 years clinical experience. I complete child & adult Autism & ADHD assessments. I also have extensive experience in child development and of working with children aged 2-18 years, who present with difficulties relating to anxiety, and intellectual disabilities. I offer support to clients and or parents/carers and use a collaborate approach to look at ways to move forward with understanding and managing presenting difficulties. Following assessment, I provide a detailed report with recommendations that can be used to help support the client. Sending me an email is the best way to contact me.
I am a senior clinical psychologist with 21 years clinical experience. I complete child & adult Autism & ADHD assessments. I also have extensive experience in child development and of working with children aged 2-18 years, who present with difficulties relating to anxiety, and intellectual disabilities. I offer support to clients and or parents/carers and use a collaborate approach to look at ways to move forward with understanding and managing presenting difficulties. Following assessment, I provide a detailed report with recommendations that can be used to help support the client. Sending me an email is the best way to contact me.
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Photo of Ella Sherlock, Psychologist in Bangor, Wales
Ella Sherlock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
Ella is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and specialist in helping people live well with a range of physical and mental health conditions. She will provide space to listen to your story whilst assessing your needs. You will be able to create an individualised treatment plan together. Ella will help you to understand what is happening in your mind and body and feel more empowered to cope. The treatments she offers are drawn from up-to-date research in line with the latest national NICE guidance. Ella will work with you to address your self-defined goals and she will show you some psychological tools to help you track the changes.
Ella is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and specialist in helping people live well with a range of physical and mental health conditions. She will provide space to listen to your story whilst assessing your needs. You will be able to create an individualised treatment plan together. Ella will help you to understand what is happening in your mind and body and feel more empowered to cope. The treatments she offers are drawn from up-to-date research in line with the latest national NICE guidance. Ella will work with you to address your self-defined goals and she will show you some psychological tools to help you track the changes.
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Photo of CBTfit - Mind & Body, Psychotherapist in Bangor, Wales
CBTfit - Mind & Body
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57
As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist my main focus is helping clients understand and manage their problems within this framework. CBT is an active therapy, present focused, collaborative and structured allowing the clients to become ‘their own therapist’. This type of therapy empowers the client to take responsibility for their own therapeutic journey, acquiring the skills and techniques to maintain changes made in therapy for the long term. I adhere to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics required by my accrediting body the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist my main focus is helping clients understand and manage their problems within this framework. CBT is an active therapy, present focused, collaborative and structured allowing the clients to become ‘their own therapist’. This type of therapy empowers the client to take responsibility for their own therapeutic journey, acquiring the skills and techniques to maintain changes made in therapy for the long term. I adhere to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics required by my accrediting body the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
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Photo of Hannah Harwood, Counsellor in Bangor, Wales
Hannah Harwood
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor LL57  (Online Only)
Hey I'm Hannah! If you've reached this far, then it's likely you are looking for some support in your life with some challenges you may be facing. From general everyday worries to more complex trauma, I am here to support you on your journey no matter how great or small the need.
Hey I'm Hannah! If you've reached this far, then it's likely you are looking for some support in your life with some challenges you may be facing. From general everyday worries to more complex trauma, I am here to support you on your journey no matter how great or small the need.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bangor

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Bangor who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
77% Depression
77% Stress
73% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% Vitality
60% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Bangor see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
14% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bangor?

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.