Counselling in Cardiff

Photo of Kyle Davies, Psychologist in Cardiff, Wales
Kyle Davies
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF15
Is your life impacted by symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Overwhelm, or Burnout? Whether you struggle with a diagnosed condition, or just want to transcend the mire of brain fog, anxious thoughts, and worry, my work can help you reclaim your vitality, realise your potentials, and experience peace of mind. My approach is somatic and trauma informed. It incorporates and utilises the latest scientific thinking on neural plasticity, polyvagal theory and the mind-body connection, and dovetails this with more spiritual principles of consciousness and flow.
Is your life impacted by symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Overwhelm, or Burnout? Whether you struggle with a diagnosed condition, or just want to transcend the mire of brain fog, anxious thoughts, and worry, my work can help you reclaim your vitality, realise your potentials, and experience peace of mind. My approach is somatic and trauma informed. It incorporates and utilises the latest scientific thinking on neural plasticity, polyvagal theory and the mind-body connection, and dovetails this with more spiritual principles of consciousness and flow.
029 2267 8521 View 029 2267 8521
Photo of Riccardo Cocco, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Riccardo Cocco
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
I am a qualified Therapist with over 7 years of experience working within the substance misuse & mental health sector. The key to my work with clients is the belief that, through a psychotherapeutic relationship, we can gain insights into our patterns of behaviour. Working relationally, we can explore the possibility of change and begin to think of alternative positions that can move towards a more compassionate, and fulfilled version of ourselves. My main modalities of working with my clients is through addressing the unmet needs of our life experiences in early years, exploring the relational needs that may be left unattended too.
I am a qualified Therapist with over 7 years of experience working within the substance misuse & mental health sector. The key to my work with clients is the belief that, through a psychotherapeutic relationship, we can gain insights into our patterns of behaviour. Working relationally, we can explore the possibility of change and begin to think of alternative positions that can move towards a more compassionate, and fulfilled version of ourselves. My main modalities of working with my clients is through addressing the unmet needs of our life experiences in early years, exploring the relational needs that may be left unattended too.
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Photo of Sam Black, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Sam Black
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
Life's too short to be unhappy or unfulfilled. Therapy can help you learn and develop better ways to break through the obstacles that seem to be holding you back in life. Understanding links between your past and present, your patterns of behaviour and emotions enable us to move forward with understanding and self-compassion. I believe the past is always present, embrace the future by resolving patterns that no longer serve you. I consider the therapeutic relationship healing in itself and focus on creating a genuine healing connection. I offer a warm, secure, and confidential space to process, recover, heal and grow.
Life's too short to be unhappy or unfulfilled. Therapy can help you learn and develop better ways to break through the obstacles that seem to be holding you back in life. Understanding links between your past and present, your patterns of behaviour and emotions enable us to move forward with understanding and self-compassion. I believe the past is always present, embrace the future by resolving patterns that no longer serve you. I consider the therapeutic relationship healing in itself and focus on creating a genuine healing connection. I offer a warm, secure, and confidential space to process, recover, heal and grow.
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Photo of KHCounselling, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
KHCounselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
Hello and welcome, my name is Kath, and I am a qualified, trauma informed, person-centred Counsellor. At times we all face challenges and counselling can help if you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck, and it can help to talk to someone without any emotional attachment. Day to day life can bring with it challenges, which may leave you feeling stressed, low or anxious and this can impact on relationships, school, work and life in general. I can offer you a confidential safe space and time to explore whatever issues that you would like to bring, and open the chance to change, enabling you to live life as you wish to.
Hello and welcome, my name is Kath, and I am a qualified, trauma informed, person-centred Counsellor. At times we all face challenges and counselling can help if you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck, and it can help to talk to someone without any emotional attachment. Day to day life can bring with it challenges, which may leave you feeling stressed, low or anxious and this can impact on relationships, school, work and life in general. I can offer you a confidential safe space and time to explore whatever issues that you would like to bring, and open the chance to change, enabling you to live life as you wish to.
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Photo of David Carvalho, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
David Carvalho
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
At times of feeling low or anxious we often think, “what’s the point of trying it won’t make any difference”, leading to feelings of depression, sadness, fear and tearfulness. This then leads to changes in our behaviour such as withdrawing from others or staying in bed as we mull things over in our heads which makes us feel worse. Additionally, past trauma issues can often leave us feeling overwhelmed or with experiences of flashbacks and nightmares. Relationship issues left unresolved often leave us with a sense of helplessness and relationship breakdown leave us feel confused. Does this sound familiar to you?
At times of feeling low or anxious we often think, “what’s the point of trying it won’t make any difference”, leading to feelings of depression, sadness, fear and tearfulness. This then leads to changes in our behaviour such as withdrawing from others or staying in bed as we mull things over in our heads which makes us feel worse. Additionally, past trauma issues can often leave us feeling overwhelmed or with experiences of flashbacks and nightmares. Relationship issues left unresolved often leave us with a sense of helplessness and relationship breakdown leave us feel confused. Does this sound familiar to you?
0117 325 6741 View 0117 325 6741
Photo of Avery Rabbitt, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Avery Rabbitt
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
Hi, there! I'm Avery. If you're suffering from anxiety and/or depression brought on by things outside your control, if the tools you've used to cope with life's challenges and hardships are currently hindering you more than they're helping you, or if you need a support reframing how you see yourself and your part in the world, I'd like to help you unwind those tensions. I offer a a gentle space for clients to release, even if for a moment, the things that demand so much of our energy as we power through our daily lives. Just having that space can empower us to approach life creatively and reconnect to our sense of play.
Hi, there! I'm Avery. If you're suffering from anxiety and/or depression brought on by things outside your control, if the tools you've used to cope with life's challenges and hardships are currently hindering you more than they're helping you, or if you need a support reframing how you see yourself and your part in the world, I'd like to help you unwind those tensions. I offer a a gentle space for clients to release, even if for a moment, the things that demand so much of our energy as we power through our daily lives. Just having that space can empower us to approach life creatively and reconnect to our sense of play.
020 3856 3714 View 020 3856 3714
Photo of Michael Cousin, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Michael Cousin
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
My experience is broad, I am happy to work with clients at any stage of life. An art psychotherapists’ training is extensive and intensive over a three-year period, and it provides us with a framework that can be used to support a client with any mental health struggle up to the most complex issues. I have significant experience with clients who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I also have wide ranging experience of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
My experience is broad, I am happy to work with clients at any stage of life. An art psychotherapists’ training is extensive and intensive over a three-year period, and it provides us with a framework that can be used to support a client with any mental health struggle up to the most complex issues. I have significant experience with clients who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I also have wide ranging experience of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
029 2271 2637 View 029 2271 2637
Photo of Tamsin Cuthbert, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Tamsin Cuthbert
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF15
Hi, I'm Tamsin, a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, offering you a safe space to explore the issues you are struggling with. My counselling approach is person-centred, so the focus will be on your story, and enabling you to gain new awareness and understanding of your experiences, the coping patterns you’ve developed (how and why), and the best way forward towards positive change. By integrating different counselling theories and therapeutic practices, we can use the most appropriate interventions to help you get a new and clearer perspective, whether working together online or outdoors.
Hi, I'm Tamsin, a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, offering you a safe space to explore the issues you are struggling with. My counselling approach is person-centred, so the focus will be on your story, and enabling you to gain new awareness and understanding of your experiences, the coping patterns you’ve developed (how and why), and the best way forward towards positive change. By integrating different counselling theories and therapeutic practices, we can use the most appropriate interventions to help you get a new and clearer perspective, whether working together online or outdoors.
01446 501075 View 01446 501075
Photo of Sonalle Coaching & Creative Therapies, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Sonalle Coaching & Creative Therapies
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or trauma? Or do you feel that something is missing, or just isn't quite right? Do you want a fast & effective embodied solution from your home/office without a lifetime of therapy? Then email me... Online sessions only. For a limited time only, I am offering new psychotherapy clients a free 15 min clarity telephone call to see how it feels to work together.
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or trauma? Or do you feel that something is missing, or just isn't quite right? Do you want a fast & effective embodied solution from your home/office without a lifetime of therapy? Then email me... Online sessions only. For a limited time only, I am offering new psychotherapy clients a free 15 min clarity telephone call to see how it feels to work together.
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Photo of Preeya Vara, Psychologist in Cardiff, Wales
Preeya Vara
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I understand that taking the initial step of seeking support is often the hardest part of the journey and having the courage to ask for help takes incredible strength, so good on you! I believe that everyone deserves the chance of a brighter and fulfilling life and with the right skills, resources and support, the possibilities of personal growth and development are limitless.
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I understand that taking the initial step of seeking support is often the hardest part of the journey and having the courage to ask for help takes incredible strength, so good on you! I believe that everyone deserves the chance of a brighter and fulfilling life and with the right skills, resources and support, the possibilities of personal growth and development are limitless.
029 2271 0052 View 029 2271 0052
Photo of Stephen Martin, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Stephen Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF14
All clients are different. I look to adapt to everyone I meet and am an open person who someone can talk through their issues with. Looking at who you are, how your world is structured and the ifs, wants and needs are all very important in looking to move forward in your life. There is no perfect life, but there is a better life you can understand and work with in going forward.
All clients are different. I look to adapt to everyone I meet and am an open person who someone can talk through their issues with. Looking at who you are, how your world is structured and the ifs, wants and needs are all very important in looking to move forward in your life. There is no perfect life, but there is a better life you can understand and work with in going forward.
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Photo of Gerard Richard Szary, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Gerard Richard Szary
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
The same arguments with your partner over the same stuff. Frustration and resentment because they do not accept what is important to you ,but ignore it and behave the same way. The atmosphere after an argument continues until you make it right .So stress is a regular feature of your life that affects health , sleep,emotional wellbeing ,sex and work,. Your worries and concerns are about the future. Dependents are also impacted by arguments and strained stmosphere. Your partner's absence is a relief. You think of separation, Can this relationship change to meet my needs and my dependenrs' needs? What's the future for us?
The same arguments with your partner over the same stuff. Frustration and resentment because they do not accept what is important to you ,but ignore it and behave the same way. The atmosphere after an argument continues until you make it right .So stress is a regular feature of your life that affects health , sleep,emotional wellbeing ,sex and work,. Your worries and concerns are about the future. Dependents are also impacted by arguments and strained stmosphere. Your partner's absence is a relief. You think of separation, Can this relationship change to meet my needs and my dependenrs' needs? What's the future for us?
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Photo of Charlotte Deverell, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Charlotte Deverell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF10
Life can sometimes throw many challenges our way and we may find it difficult to cope without support. I experienced in and am able to help you with many of life's difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, self-esteem, to name a few; however, my areas of speciality are working with relationship difficulties, sex, attachment, identity, guilt & shame, adverse childhood experiences, family difficulties, abuse, narcissistic abuse and interpersonal trauma. I am also currently completing further specialist post-qualifying training as a Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Therapist.
Life can sometimes throw many challenges our way and we may find it difficult to cope without support. I experienced in and am able to help you with many of life's difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, self-esteem, to name a few; however, my areas of speciality are working with relationship difficulties, sex, attachment, identity, guilt & shame, adverse childhood experiences, family difficulties, abuse, narcissistic abuse and interpersonal trauma. I am also currently completing further specialist post-qualifying training as a Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Therapist.
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Photo of Arfa Begum, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Arfa Begum
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
Hello, I hope you are all well and I can understand the uncertainty, struggle, stress, and worries this COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. We are all in a similar boat and highly likely experiencing similar emotions. I would like to do my bit and my best to help you get through this difficult time. Hence, I am offering low-cost counseling for those experiencing financial difficulties or receiving universal credit. I can help with achieving mental well-being through mindfulness techniques and strategies that can help instantly switch off from those worrying vicious cycles of thoughts.
Hello, I hope you are all well and I can understand the uncertainty, struggle, stress, and worries this COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. We are all in a similar boat and highly likely experiencing similar emotions. I would like to do my bit and my best to help you get through this difficult time. Hence, I am offering low-cost counseling for those experiencing financial difficulties or receiving universal credit. I can help with achieving mental well-being through mindfulness techniques and strategies that can help instantly switch off from those worrying vicious cycles of thoughts.
029 2267 1991 View 029 2267 1991
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Therapist online
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
Hello, welcome. I can imagine how difficult it must be searching through the profiles trying to find the right therapist. Making the decision to seek help for your child/grandchild is a brave one and sometimes it can be difficult. I have been told by clients that I am calm, warm, welcoming, and approachable; and can put them at ease. I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist who specialises in 7-18 years olds who until recently worked in CAMHS for the NHS for over six years. I decided to work in private practice after seeing so many children whom I could help turned away by CAMHS or who were waiting a long time to get help.
Hello, welcome. I can imagine how difficult it must be searching through the profiles trying to find the right therapist. Making the decision to seek help for your child/grandchild is a brave one and sometimes it can be difficult. I have been told by clients that I am calm, warm, welcoming, and approachable; and can put them at ease. I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist who specialises in 7-18 years olds who until recently worked in CAMHS for the NHS for over six years. I decided to work in private practice after seeing so many children whom I could help turned away by CAMHS or who were waiting a long time to get help.
029 2010 4835 View 029 2010 4835
Photo of Katie Elizabeth Jones, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Katie Elizabeth Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF24
Just be who you are. Whatever you want to bring to therapy there is always an answer..we will work together and find a solution. The important thing is to recognise that you have made the first step, this takes courage, but I will support you all the way, if you are aware what is causing you pain and anxiety, that’s a great start, but don’t worry, we can figure it out, and then look at ways of coping with what you are facing, put an action plan together to address the problem, without ever putting too much pressure on yourself. It is never too late to turn your life around.
Just be who you are. Whatever you want to bring to therapy there is always an answer..we will work together and find a solution. The important thing is to recognise that you have made the first step, this takes courage, but I will support you all the way, if you are aware what is causing you pain and anxiety, that’s a great start, but don’t worry, we can figure it out, and then look at ways of coping with what you are facing, put an action plan together to address the problem, without ever putting too much pressure on yourself. It is never too late to turn your life around.
029 2271 5272 View 029 2271 5272
Photo of Dr Lynne Jones, Psychologist in Cardiff, Wales
Dr Lynne Jones
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF23
Welcome to my page. As a registered and Chartered Psychologist, I would work with you (face to face or online) to understand your psychological distress and to heal from difficult past experiences. I have worked with adults and older adults and currently work within the NHS as a Highly Specialist Psychologist in a psychology service for medical trauma and I also work for Traumatic Stress Wales. We would discuss the therapeutic approach that fits for you (EMDR, trauma-focused CBT or integrative approaches) and regularly review this to ensure you were getting the most benefit from your therapy. I look forward to hearing from you.
Welcome to my page. As a registered and Chartered Psychologist, I would work with you (face to face or online) to understand your psychological distress and to heal from difficult past experiences. I have worked with adults and older adults and currently work within the NHS as a Highly Specialist Psychologist in a psychology service for medical trauma and I also work for Traumatic Stress Wales. We would discuss the therapeutic approach that fits for you (EMDR, trauma-focused CBT or integrative approaches) and regularly review this to ensure you were getting the most benefit from your therapy. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Photo of Nicola Mitchell, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Nicola Mitchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF23
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
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Photo of Helen Noble, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Helen Noble
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
01792 966437 View 01792 966437
Photo of Amanda Snook Johns, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Amanda Snook Johns
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
I have nearly 20 years experience working with people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives which can result to living with anxiety and the unhelpful behaviours it can bring. People living with depression, grief/ loss, terminal and chronic illness, Relationship issues, sexuality issues.... These examples of issues are indeed not exhaustive.
I have nearly 20 years experience working with people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives which can result to living with anxiety and the unhelpful behaviours it can bring. People living with depression, grief/ loss, terminal and chronic illness, Relationship issues, sexuality issues.... These examples of issues are indeed not exhaustive.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cardiff

200+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Cardiff who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
56% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Cardiff see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cardiff?

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.