Counselling in Cowbridge

Photo of Catherine Dimopoulos, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Catherine Dimopoulos
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
I am a fully qualified counsellor / therapist with 18 years NHS experience (GP counsellor), and a further 5+ years of private practice. My practice is based in a very welcoming space in the heart of Cowbridge. As an integrative counsellor, I work with my clients to tailor appropriate interventions and help them to set and reach their therapeutic goals. Whatever difficulties you may bring to counselling, and whatever issues with mood, self esteem or anxiety that these difficulties have caused you, there will be a way forward.
I am a fully qualified counsellor / therapist with 18 years NHS experience (GP counsellor), and a further 5+ years of private practice. My practice is based in a very welcoming space in the heart of Cowbridge. As an integrative counsellor, I work with my clients to tailor appropriate interventions and help them to set and reach their therapeutic goals. Whatever difficulties you may bring to counselling, and whatever issues with mood, self esteem or anxiety that these difficulties have caused you, there will be a way forward.
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Photo of Annette Wyndham, Psychologist in Cowbridge, Wales
Annette Wyndham
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Cowbridge CF71  (Online Only)
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient for successful therapy. Together we can explore your situation from various perspectives allowing us to make sense of it and develop some solutions. I have 30 years experience of working in the NHS working with a diverse range of problems, most of this has been within Adult mental health, substance misuse and family therapy teams. I have a particular interest in trauma, from complex childhood and relational trauma to one off incidents or accidents or life change and transitional traumas.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient for successful therapy. Together we can explore your situation from various perspectives allowing us to make sense of it and develop some solutions. I have 30 years experience of working in the NHS working with a diverse range of problems, most of this has been within Adult mental health, substance misuse and family therapy teams. I have a particular interest in trauma, from complex childhood and relational trauma to one off incidents or accidents or life change and transitional traumas.
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Photo of Diane Elizabeth Workman, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Diane Elizabeth Workman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Cowbridge CF71  (Online Only)
I qualified as a ChildLine counsellor in 2006 and worked there for many years. Currently I practise as an integrative face to face psychotherapist/counsellor mainly with adults. I have experience in a wide range of issues having had clients referred through their GP and through self-referral. I treat every client as an individual and so the approach to counselling will also be individual and with respect to your individual circumstances. I strongly believe in therapy being within your control but with the support and encouragement needed to understand your situation and to work on how you may want to change things in your life.
I qualified as a ChildLine counsellor in 2006 and worked there for many years. Currently I practise as an integrative face to face psychotherapist/counsellor mainly with adults. I have experience in a wide range of issues having had clients referred through their GP and through self-referral. I treat every client as an individual and so the approach to counselling will also be individual and with respect to your individual circumstances. I strongly believe in therapy being within your control but with the support and encouragement needed to understand your situation and to work on how you may want to change things in your life.
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Photo of Dr Andrea Prevett, Psychologist in Cowbridge, Wales
Dr Andrea Prevett
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical psychologist and an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. I am also an EMDR practitioner. I work with adults who may feel they need additional support to help manage stress, improve their mood, or cope with change and adversity. Often these are adults who might describe symptoms and distress associated with OCD, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I also offer focused treatment for OCD using Inference based CBT or CBT with ERP. I have experience working with those who have OCD and PTSD. I am passionate about empowering people to make meaningful change in their life to alleviate their distress and difficulties.
I am a clinical psychologist and an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. I am also an EMDR practitioner. I work with adults who may feel they need additional support to help manage stress, improve their mood, or cope with change and adversity. Often these are adults who might describe symptoms and distress associated with OCD, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I also offer focused treatment for OCD using Inference based CBT or CBT with ERP. I have experience working with those who have OCD and PTSD. I am passionate about empowering people to make meaningful change in their life to alleviate their distress and difficulties.
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Photo of Dr Paula Riella, Psychologist in Cowbridge, Wales
Dr Paula Riella
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Cowbridge CF71  (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 Riccardo Cocco, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Riccardo Cocco
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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 Dr Mel Maton, Psychologist in Cowbridge, Wales
Dr Mel Maton
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
Not accepting new clients
You may be seeking counselling for a specific issue such as: stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or feeling sad and these are all good reasons for seeking support. Alternatively your reason might be more difficult to put into words, not everyone has an identifiable reason for seeking support. Whatever your reason for counselling, I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space where your experiences, thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored.
You may be seeking counselling for a specific issue such as: stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or feeling sad and these are all good reasons for seeking support. Alternatively your reason might be more difficult to put into words, not everyone has an identifiable reason for seeking support. Whatever your reason for counselling, I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space where your experiences, thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored.
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Photo of Stephen Martin, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Stephen Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cowbridge CF71
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 Caithlin Tracey, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Caithlin Tracey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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 Danielle Joan, Psychotherapist in Cowbridge, Wales
Danielle Joan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
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Photo of Dr Lynne Jones, Psychologist in Cowbridge, Wales
Dr Lynne Jones
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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 Paul Anthony Doster, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Paul Anthony Doster
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
Are you feeling uncertain and fearful about the future? Do you feel stuck? Anxious?Angry? Hopeless? Depressed? Are you unable to sleep at night? Are you coping in ways that are harming you, your mind, your body, your family, your future or your finances? These coping methods can often be driven by negative emotions and toxic thinking patterns.I listen without judgement, in complete confidence and safety. I use an integrative, person centred approach, utilising wisdom from a number of schools of psychotherapy and counselling, including transactional analysis,brief solution focused, psychodynamic and behavioural ideas including DBT.
Are you feeling uncertain and fearful about the future? Do you feel stuck? Anxious?Angry? Hopeless? Depressed? Are you unable to sleep at night? Are you coping in ways that are harming you, your mind, your body, your family, your future or your finances? These coping methods can often be driven by negative emotions and toxic thinking patterns.I listen without judgement, in complete confidence and safety. I use an integrative, person centred approach, utilising wisdom from a number of schools of psychotherapy and counselling, including transactional analysis,brief solution focused, psychodynamic and behavioural ideas including DBT.
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Photo of Gemma Greenland, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Gemma Greenland
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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 Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent, Psychotherapist in Cowbridge, Wales
Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cowbridge CF71
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 Sue Cassidy, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Sue Cassidy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
I am an experienced Humanistic counsellor and am passionate about the positive changes therapy can bring. Sometimes our lives become overwhelming, complicated and confusing and problems get bottled up. A skilled listener can help you explore your thoughts, behaviours and emotions to help gain understanding, insight and clarity. This can lead to more positive choices, renewed resilience and feeling more in control again. I believe that the counsellor/client relationship is at the heart of successful therapy, so I aim to establish a warm, trusting, safe and non-judgemental space where you feel confident to express your concerns.
I am an experienced Humanistic counsellor and am passionate about the positive changes therapy can bring. Sometimes our lives become overwhelming, complicated and confusing and problems get bottled up. A skilled listener can help you explore your thoughts, behaviours and emotions to help gain understanding, insight and clarity. This can lead to more positive choices, renewed resilience and feeling more in control again. I believe that the counsellor/client relationship is at the heart of successful therapy, so I aim to establish a warm, trusting, safe and non-judgemental space where you feel confident to express your concerns.
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Photo of Nicola Joy Armstrong-Pruce, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Nicola Joy Armstrong-Pruce
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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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Photo of Annie Szary, Psychotherapist in Cowbridge, Wales
Annie Szary
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cowbridge CF71  (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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Photo of Woodland Counselling for Couples and Individuals, Psychotherapist in Cowbridge, Wales
Woodland Counselling for Couples and Individuals
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Cowbridge CF71
I have trained as an integrative counsellor, and believe that therapy can help us evolve from surviving to thriving. I became a counsellor for many reasons, but fundamentally because of the powerful way in which counselling can help you take back control of your life story; tomorrow does not have to be like yesterday. I can offer you a calm space to explore what feels safe to you until you are ready and I will not make assumptions about the individual struggles you are going through. I work with the full belief that it is possible to find a way through your experiences and re-gain that sense of who you are.
I have trained as an integrative counsellor, and believe that therapy can help us evolve from surviving to thriving. I became a counsellor for many reasons, but fundamentally because of the powerful way in which counselling can help you take back control of your life story; tomorrow does not have to be like yesterday. I can offer you a calm space to explore what feels safe to you until you are ready and I will not make assumptions about the individual struggles you are going through. I work with the full belief that it is possible to find a way through your experiences and re-gain that sense of who you are.
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Photo of Bethan Anne Edge, Counsellor in Cowbridge, Wales
Bethan Anne Edge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Llantwit Major CF61
My name is Beth and I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor. I work with all backgrounds and use a relational approach to uncover hidden thoughts, feelings and behaviours that might be affecting parts of your life. The work is tailored to you and your needs and I will help you explore your difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe and trusting environment. Talking about your feelings can be hard and can often feel overwhelming. If your self confidence is low and you're feeling depressed, anxious, angry or sad, it can begin to affect every single part of your life and you may start to feel trapped and like there is no way out.
My name is Beth and I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor. I work with all backgrounds and use a relational approach to uncover hidden thoughts, feelings and behaviours that might be affecting parts of your life. The work is tailored to you and your needs and I will help you explore your difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe and trusting environment. Talking about your feelings can be hard and can often feel overwhelming. If your self confidence is low and you're feeling depressed, anxious, angry or sad, it can begin to affect every single part of your life and you may start to feel trapped and like there is no way out.
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Photo of Hannah Raine-Smith, Psychotherapist in Cowbridge, Wales
Hannah Raine-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Llandough CF71
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cowbridge

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Cowbridge who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
89% Depression
83% Bereavement
83% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Cowbridge see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cowbridge?

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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.