Counselling in Barry

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clarity counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Barry CF63
I provide a relaxed, comfortable environment Where you can explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non judgemental space. I am an experienced person centered counsellor. I am passionate about helping people who may be experiencing feelings of loss, either of a relationship, job, health or a loved one. Feelings of sadness and/or hopelessness. Anxiety, low mood, Past or present trauma. Childhood issues. Self worth . Face to face/Telephone email sessions available . They can be weekly or fortnightly. Please contact for more details on how therapy could help you or if you have any questions about counselling.
I provide a relaxed, comfortable environment Where you can explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non judgemental space. I am an experienced person centered counsellor. I am passionate about helping people who may be experiencing feelings of loss, either of a relationship, job, health or a loved one. Feelings of sadness and/or hopelessness. Anxiety, low mood, Past or present trauma. Childhood issues. Self worth . Face to face/Telephone email sessions available . They can be weekly or fortnightly. Please contact for more details on how therapy could help you or if you have any questions about counselling.
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Photo of Nanneke Morgan, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Nanneke Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Barry CF62
Hello, my name is Nanneke and I am a Psychotherapeutic counsellor specialised in childhood trauma. When bad things happen in your childhood, such as abuse, loss of parents, violence, neglect, being taken into care - just to name a few - this can have a devastating impact on the rest of your life. Relationship problems, addictions, eating disorders, physical problems, and lots more, can all have a link to your past. If you would like a chat with me to find out a little bit more, why don't you send me an email or text and ask for a phone call, free of charge. I look forward to meeting you.
Hello, my name is Nanneke and I am a Psychotherapeutic counsellor specialised in childhood trauma. When bad things happen in your childhood, such as abuse, loss of parents, violence, neglect, being taken into care - just to name a few - this can have a devastating impact on the rest of your life. Relationship problems, addictions, eating disorders, physical problems, and lots more, can all have a link to your past. If you would like a chat with me to find out a little bit more, why don't you send me an email or text and ask for a phone call, free of charge. I look forward to meeting you.
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Photo of Tahreen Arshad, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Tahreen Arshad
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Barry CF63
I provide counselling to individuals in a safe, relaxed, and non-judgmental environment. Since the start of my career, I’ve had a passion for working towards helping clients achieve their goals and stepping forward in their lives. I have experience of working with Anxiety, depression, relationship issues and all forms of trauma, amongst many others, as well as working in different therapeutic ways, including CBT, humanistic and existential. I am passionate about the work I do, my aim is to help you become the best version of yourself as I believe everyone has the ability to grow and I would appreciate being part of your journey
I provide counselling to individuals in a safe, relaxed, and non-judgmental environment. Since the start of my career, I’ve had a passion for working towards helping clients achieve their goals and stepping forward in their lives. I have experience of working with Anxiety, depression, relationship issues and all forms of trauma, amongst many others, as well as working in different therapeutic ways, including CBT, humanistic and existential. I am passionate about the work I do, my aim is to help you become the best version of yourself as I believe everyone has the ability to grow and I would appreciate being part of your journey
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Photo of Toby Messer, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Toby Messer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Barry CF63
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in multiple approaches including trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including CBT, REBT and CAT and hold a integrative approach. As a therapist I have clinical experience working with adults with a range of issues including Trauma, attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, gaming addictions, substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in multiple approaches including trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including CBT, REBT and CAT and hold a integrative approach. As a therapist I have clinical experience working with adults with a range of issues including Trauma, attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, gaming addictions, substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence.
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Photo of Ocean Counselling, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Ocean Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Barry CF62  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Alison. I am a qualified counsellor and after gaining several years post-qualifying experience, I am currently undertaking a master's qualification in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I specialise in grief and loss, however, I work with clients who have many different presenting issues and are looking to make positive changes in their lives.
Hi, I'm Alison. I am a qualified counsellor and after gaining several years post-qualifying experience, I am currently undertaking a master's qualification in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I specialise in grief and loss, however, I work with clients who have many different presenting issues and are looking to make positive changes in their lives.
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Photo of Ceri Marie Fife, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Ceri Marie Fife
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Barry CF63
HelIo! I'm Ceri and I am qualified counsellor at BCS counselling. I can offer face-to-face sessions in our offices in Barry or online, depending on what suits you best. I am passionate about making a difference in people's lives and I know that coming to therapy can seem scary, but I promise you a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to explore your issues and help you overcome them.
HelIo! I'm Ceri and I am qualified counsellor at BCS counselling. I can offer face-to-face sessions in our offices in Barry or online, depending on what suits you best. I am passionate about making a difference in people's lives and I know that coming to therapy can seem scary, but I promise you a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to explore your issues and help you overcome them.
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Photo of Andrew Higginbottom, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Andrew Higginbottom
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
4 Endorsed
Barry CF63
Hello and welcome, I’m Andrew. I know how daunting it can be to seek help and so creating a safe and secure space for us to work within a non-judgemental, confidential environment is my primary goal. I strive to tailor the counselling sessions for you as an individual and hence I view our time together as a collaboration in creating a strong working alliance. I also believe that having completed a Masters in Psychological Sciences enables me to bring a greater depth and understanding to the sessions, within a therapeutic framework. I enjoy bringing psycho-education to sessions for greater understanding.
Hello and welcome, I’m Andrew. I know how daunting it can be to seek help and so creating a safe and secure space for us to work within a non-judgemental, confidential environment is my primary goal. I strive to tailor the counselling sessions for you as an individual and hence I view our time together as a collaboration in creating a strong working alliance. I also believe that having completed a Masters in Psychological Sciences enables me to bring a greater depth and understanding to the sessions, within a therapeutic framework. I enjoy bringing psycho-education to sessions for greater understanding.
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Paul Owen Phillips
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
4 Endorsed
Barry CF63
I am an experienced, accredited and qualified counsellor (and counselling supervisor). I will work with you to overcome your challenges in life in a supportive and effective way by providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you will feel comfortable and at ease to speak openly and we can work constructively and collaboratively, to help you reach your goals by understanding your life experience. In addition to my strong Person-Centred approach to therapy I use several other therapeutic models to support my work, including CBT and Psychodynamic approaches, to help clients in multiple ways like anger and anxiety.
I am an experienced, accredited and qualified counsellor (and counselling supervisor). I will work with you to overcome your challenges in life in a supportive and effective way by providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you will feel comfortable and at ease to speak openly and we can work constructively and collaboratively, to help you reach your goals by understanding your life experience. In addition to my strong Person-Centred approach to therapy I use several other therapeutic models to support my work, including CBT and Psychodynamic approaches, to help clients in multiple ways like anger and anxiety.
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Photo of Victoria Lock, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Victoria Lock
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Barry CF63
I am a dedicated, compassionate, professional counselling who adopts a pluralistic approach to therapy. With a wealth of experience in the field, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking guidance and personal growth. I firmly believe in empowering clients to take an active role in their therapeutic journey, tailoring my approach to meet their unique needs and preferences.
I am a dedicated, compassionate, professional counselling who adopts a pluralistic approach to therapy. With a wealth of experience in the field, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking guidance and personal growth. I firmly believe in empowering clients to take an active role in their therapeutic journey, tailoring my approach to meet their unique needs and preferences.
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Photo of Izzy Stephens, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Izzy Stephens
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
3 Endorsed
Barry CF63
Hello, I'm Izzy. As a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, my mission is to provide support to individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. With a wealth of experience, I'm committed to establishing a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can openly and comfortably discuss the challenges in their lives. Beyond my counselling experience, my creative background allows for an alternative approach in our sessions. Creativity and visual aids offer alternative means of communication and expression.
Hello, I'm Izzy. As a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, my mission is to provide support to individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. With a wealth of experience, I'm committed to establishing a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can openly and comfortably discuss the challenges in their lives. Beyond my counselling experience, my creative background allows for an alternative approach in our sessions. Creativity and visual aids offer alternative means of communication and expression.
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Photo of Dani O'Connor, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Dani O'Connor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
4 Endorsed
Barry CF63
With years of experience working in a therapeutic setting, I have learned how to adapt to my client's needs and how to work with the individual in front of me. I have a passion for working with people and aiding them to become the version of themselves they want to be. I work with a wide range of clients facing difficulties in their day-to-day lives. Clients often tell me that having the space to speak openly and freely with someone who understands, is the biggest benefit they see after a therapy session.
With years of experience working in a therapeutic setting, I have learned how to adapt to my client's needs and how to work with the individual in front of me. I have a passion for working with people and aiding them to become the version of themselves they want to be. I work with a wide range of clients facing difficulties in their day-to-day lives. Clients often tell me that having the space to speak openly and freely with someone who understands, is the biggest benefit they see after a therapy session.
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Photo of Jackie Okuta Stone, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Jackie Okuta Stone
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Barry CF62
Not accepting new clients
My approach at all times is to listen to your problems from your perspective. Just being acknowledged and heard without judgement can feel so empowering. As an integrative counsellor, I can draw on a range of approaches that can help you understand and see your concerns in different ways, allowing you to find the best way forward for you. Problems such as anxiety, stress, addiction, relationship breakdowns, low self esteem, abuse and bereavement can all be part of the human experience, but your particular concerns and the ways they impact on you are unique. At all times you will be helped as an individual.
My approach at all times is to listen to your problems from your perspective. Just being acknowledged and heard without judgement can feel so empowering. As an integrative counsellor, I can draw on a range of approaches that can help you understand and see your concerns in different ways, allowing you to find the best way forward for you. Problems such as anxiety, stress, addiction, relationship breakdowns, low self esteem, abuse and bereavement can all be part of the human experience, but your particular concerns and the ways they impact on you are unique. At all times you will be helped as an individual.
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Photo of Nicola Joy Armstrong-Pruce, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Nicola Joy Armstrong-Pruce
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Barry CF62
Hi there, I'm Nicola and a very warm welcome to my page here at Psychology Today. You have taken the first step in moving forwards towards a more full filling life. Within our counselling relationship your issues, whatever they may be, can be discussed, acknowledged, accepted and addressed. Whether these are the bigger life transitions such as bereavement or relationship breakdown, or everyday frustrations such as breaking free of habits that no longer serve you.
Hi there, I'm Nicola and a very warm welcome to my page here at Psychology Today. You have taken the first step in moving forwards towards a more full filling life. Within our counselling relationship your issues, whatever they may be, can be discussed, acknowledged, accepted and addressed. Whether these are the bigger life transitions such as bereavement or relationship breakdown, or everyday frustrations such as breaking free of habits that no longer serve you.
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Therapy Insight
MA
Barry CF62
I am a Trainee Counsellor in the final stages of training and I offer face to face counselling in The Vale of Glamorgan and online. As a trainee therapist, I am able to provide a safe, confidential space for you to examine your life as you make sense of your experiences and how these may have shaped who you are, and how you see yourself today.
I am a Trainee Counsellor in the final stages of training and I offer face to face counselling in The Vale of Glamorgan and online. As a trainee therapist, I am able to provide a safe, confidential space for you to examine your life as you make sense of your experiences and how these may have shaped who you are, and how you see yourself today.
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Photo of Matthew Reed, Psychotherapist in Barry, Wales
Matthew Reed
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Barry CF62
Hi, my name is Matt and I'm an Integrative counsellor with 12 years post qualification experience. My aim is to build a relationship of trust, help you understand the difficulties you may be dealing with so you can make choices towards living the life you want. Sounds easy in words right? Starting counselling is daunting and going through the process is hard as it will more than likely bring up uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, memories, realisations and truths. However, and this is where i'd like to help, with empathy, time, compassion and understanding we can work together and get you to the place you need to live your life.
Hi, my name is Matt and I'm an Integrative counsellor with 12 years post qualification experience. My aim is to build a relationship of trust, help you understand the difficulties you may be dealing with so you can make choices towards living the life you want. Sounds easy in words right? Starting counselling is daunting and going through the process is hard as it will more than likely bring up uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, memories, realisations and truths. However, and this is where i'd like to help, with empathy, time, compassion and understanding we can work together and get you to the place you need to live your life.
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Photo of Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent, Psychotherapist in Barry, Wales
Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Barry CF62
Working creatively to explore the spoken and unspoken. I'm a qualified Humanistic Existential Therapist, specialising in Substance use, Sex and Pornography addiction and compulsive behaviours. ( Family and Partners.. Hoarding, OCD, Anxiety, Sexuality are a few of the areas that I have many years experience working with clients on ) I can offer work with yourself and/or your partner.  I have a passion for working with people to help them explore the outcome that they are eager to work towards. Using an integrated needs-led approach. I offer  a fully tailored service to meet each individual and couple's needs.
Working creatively to explore the spoken and unspoken. I'm a qualified Humanistic Existential Therapist, specialising in Substance use, Sex and Pornography addiction and compulsive behaviours. ( Family and Partners.. Hoarding, OCD, Anxiety, Sexuality are a few of the areas that I have many years experience working with clients on ) I can offer work with yourself and/or your partner.  I have a passion for working with people to help them explore the outcome that they are eager to work towards. Using an integrated needs-led approach. I offer  a fully tailored service to meet each individual and couple's needs.
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Photo of Caithlin Tracey, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Caithlin Tracey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Barry CF62
Anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, insomnia, depression, often seem to come from nowhere. It can feel like they are controlling and limiting you, your life, relationships. Working together at your pace, from a place of safety, we can explore and uncover the root causes and plan a way forward. Counseling, Mindfulness and CBT are all powerful tools for noticing, exploring, managing and transforming difficult feelings, sensations, thoughts and behaviours. These are also empowering approaches which aim to help you develop self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-determination. I offer in-person therapy to women and online to all.
Anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, insomnia, depression, often seem to come from nowhere. It can feel like they are controlling and limiting you, your life, relationships. Working together at your pace, from a place of safety, we can explore and uncover the root causes and plan a way forward. Counseling, Mindfulness and CBT are all powerful tools for noticing, exploring, managing and transforming difficult feelings, sensations, thoughts and behaviours. These are also empowering approaches which aim to help you develop self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-determination. I offer in-person therapy to women and online to all.
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Photo of Gemma Greenland, Counsellor in Barry, Wales
Gemma Greenland
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Barry CF62
I can only imagine how hard it feels to reach out for help for yourself or your child; to want things to feel better and not know how to make it happen. This is what I can help you with. Maybe you or your child feel anxious all the time and just want to feel safe? Or perhaps you can't seem to get rid of that little voice inside that tells you you'll never be good enough? Maybe your child is struggling with understanding themselves and the world around them and you just want them to feel happy and safe? I understand that situations like these can feel overwhelming and I am passionate about helping people overcome them and feel better
I can only imagine how hard it feels to reach out for help for yourself or your child; to want things to feel better and not know how to make it happen. This is what I can help you with. Maybe you or your child feel anxious all the time and just want to feel safe? Or perhaps you can't seem to get rid of that little voice inside that tells you you'll never be good enough? Maybe your child is struggling with understanding themselves and the world around them and you just want them to feel happy and safe? I understand that situations like these can feel overwhelming and I am passionate about helping people overcome them and feel better
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Photo of Dr Paula Riella, Psychologist in Barry, Wales
Dr Paula Riella
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Barry CF62  (Online Only)
I am a chartered practitioner psychologist with 25 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, personal-construct psychology, psychodynamic and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing platforms and telephone. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
I am a chartered practitioner psychologist with 25 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, personal-construct psychology, psychodynamic and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing platforms and telephone. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
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Photo of Annie Szary, Psychotherapist in Barry, Wales
Annie Szary
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Barry CF62  (Online Only)
Counselling & Psychotherapy help you overcome life’s problems, improve your well-being & help make positive changes to lead a more fulfilling life. I have over 12 years of working in counselling, psychotherapy & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and over 25 years registered social work with family's . I offer CBT & counselling for many problems which affect people throughout the course of their lives. I offer help with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma & generational trauma, stress and anger issues, PTSD, insomnia, low self-esteem, self-harm, drug & alcohol issues, complex bereavement and childhood abuse.
Counselling & Psychotherapy help you overcome life’s problems, improve your well-being & help make positive changes to lead a more fulfilling life. I have over 12 years of working in counselling, psychotherapy & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and over 25 years registered social work with family's . I offer CBT & counselling for many problems which affect people throughout the course of their lives. I offer help with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma & generational trauma, stress and anger issues, PTSD, insomnia, low self-esteem, self-harm, drug & alcohol issues, complex bereavement and childhood abuse.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Barry

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Barry who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
83% Depression
83% Bereavement
75% Relationship Issues
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Cigna and Evernorth
60% Bupa
60% Saga

How Counsellors in Barry see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Barry?

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.