Counselling in Ebbw Vale

Photo of Hayley Male, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Hayley Male
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ebbw Vale NP23
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
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Photo of Andrea Hughes, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Andrea Hughes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ebbw Vale NP23  (Online Only)
Whatever you are struggling with, my approach here is professional, confidential, safe and non-judgemental, offering you an impartial space to freely discuss your presenting issues. Making the first step is often the biggest one! Investing in yourself is a powerful tool. Thank you for visiting my profile.
Whatever you are struggling with, my approach here is professional, confidential, safe and non-judgemental, offering you an impartial space to freely discuss your presenting issues. Making the first step is often the biggest one! Investing in yourself is a powerful tool. Thank you for visiting my profile.
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Photo of Best life therapy, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Best life therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ebbw Vale NP23
I’m Carrie, I am a level 6 qualified Pluralistic psychotherapist. I use a range of therapeutic approaches designed around your needs and wishes. Counselling is a collaborative process in which my bring expertise and experiences and you bring yours and together we can find a treatment plan that is right for you.
I’m Carrie, I am a level 6 qualified Pluralistic psychotherapist. I use a range of therapeutic approaches designed around your needs and wishes. Counselling is a collaborative process in which my bring expertise and experiences and you bring yours and together we can find a treatment plan that is right for you.
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Photo of Coralie Burchell, Psychotherapist in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Coralie Burchell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ebbw Vale NP23
Are you struggling with painful traumatic memories, overwhelming feelings and reactions, unexplained body pains? Do you feel on edge, low and unmotivated, not good enough, as though you are misunderstood? Do you struggle with relationships, friendships, parenting? Find yourself spending money, eating, blanking out? I want to help you. I specialise in trauma healing and recovery. I work with clients experiencing a range of difficulties such as abuse (sexual, emotional etc), trauma, parenthood, birth trauma, breastfeeding grief, difficult childhood, anxiety, self-harm etc
Are you struggling with painful traumatic memories, overwhelming feelings and reactions, unexplained body pains? Do you feel on edge, low and unmotivated, not good enough, as though you are misunderstood? Do you struggle with relationships, friendships, parenting? Find yourself spending money, eating, blanking out? I want to help you. I specialise in trauma healing and recovery. I work with clients experiencing a range of difficulties such as abuse (sexual, emotional etc), trauma, parenthood, birth trauma, breastfeeding grief, difficult childhood, anxiety, self-harm etc
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Luke Oliver, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Luke Oliver
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abertillery NP13
Waitlist for new clients
I can offer a safe, confidential, accepting and non-judgmental space, with a focus on providing LGBTQIA+ affirmative counselling to all clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ or are exploring their identity and sexuality, with extenisve experience with trans/non-binary people, as well as their family and friends who may need an understanding counsellor to work with. I also offer counselling to people who are looking for support for other life challenges and currently work with children and young people of secondary school age. As a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, I work closely to their ethical framework.
I can offer a safe, confidential, accepting and non-judgmental space, with a focus on providing LGBTQIA+ affirmative counselling to all clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ or are exploring their identity and sexuality, with extenisve experience with trans/non-binary people, as well as their family and friends who may need an understanding counsellor to work with. I also offer counselling to people who are looking for support for other life challenges and currently work with children and young people of secondary school age. As a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, I work closely to their ethical framework.
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Photo of Kimberley Gullick, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Kimberley Gullick
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Tredegar NP22
I have been a qualified integrated Counsellor for 8 years. I am a registered member of the BACP. I have experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss. Health related illness and disability, and self-esteem issues. I have been a practising Counsellor for 3 years. I have trained as an integrated Counsellor. I work in a person centred way to build the counselling relationship. I am an emphatic and caring person.
I have been a qualified integrated Counsellor for 8 years. I am a registered member of the BACP. I have experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss. Health related illness and disability, and self-esteem issues. I have been a practising Counsellor for 3 years. I have trained as an integrated Counsellor. I work in a person centred way to build the counselling relationship. I am an emphatic and caring person.
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Photo of Julie Ruth Jones, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Julie Ruth Jones
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hengoed CF82
My Counselling style is Integrative, but I draw heavily upon CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I tailor my sessions to suit the need of the Client and the issues that they bring. I work with a wide range of issues, I specialise in Trauma and PTSD and offer The Rewind Technique as an affective Trauma Interion. I am trained by Dr David Mus in delivering the Rewind Technique. I also specialise in Addiction and use Motivational Interviewing as an effective Theoretical Model. I work will all Addictive Behaviours. I also work with Bereavement and Loss and all aspects of Mental Health. I work at your pace and with your Goals.
My Counselling style is Integrative, but I draw heavily upon CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I tailor my sessions to suit the need of the Client and the issues that they bring. I work with a wide range of issues, I specialise in Trauma and PTSD and offer The Rewind Technique as an affective Trauma Interion. I am trained by Dr David Mus in delivering the Rewind Technique. I also specialise in Addiction and use Motivational Interviewing as an effective Theoretical Model. I work will all Addictive Behaviours. I also work with Bereavement and Loss and all aspects of Mental Health. I work at your pace and with your Goals.
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Photo of C.H.R Counselling Service, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
C.H.R Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merthyr Tydfil CF47
Hello, my name is Claire. I am an integrative counsellor dedicated to improving my clients mental health within a safe space for reflection and personal growth through offering a non-judgmental warm and friendly therapeutic relationship. I provide guidance and support with stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, coping with strategies for anxiety, goal setting and general emotional support including grief and loss.
Hello, my name is Claire. I am an integrative counsellor dedicated to improving my clients mental health within a safe space for reflection and personal growth through offering a non-judgmental warm and friendly therapeutic relationship. I provide guidance and support with stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, coping with strategies for anxiety, goal setting and general emotional support including grief and loss.
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Photo of Kathy Jane Griffiths, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Kathy Jane Griffiths
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackwood NP12
I began training to become a counsellor after I had personal experience of therapy and how it can help. Whether you are going through a traumatic time or life changing event or finding everyday life overwhelming, counselling can help. I believe that we all have the right to thrive and that spending time understanding your feelings can give you the power to change and make tomorrow better. I can offer you a calm and safe space away from the noise of life where you are free to be who you really are, explore the struggles you are going through and find a new way forward.
I began training to become a counsellor after I had personal experience of therapy and how it can help. Whether you are going through a traumatic time or life changing event or finding everyday life overwhelming, counselling can help. I believe that we all have the right to thrive and that spending time understanding your feelings can give you the power to change and make tomorrow better. I can offer you a calm and safe space away from the noise of life where you are free to be who you really are, explore the struggles you are going through and find a new way forward.
01443 706483 View 01443 706483
Photo of Kizzy Rose Higson-Hill, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Kizzy Rose Higson-Hill
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Abertillery NP13
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Kizzy and I am an integrative Counsellor, which means I have been trained in Person-Centred, Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Existential therapies. I draw upon these theories to suit each individual and their needs when coming to sessions. You are the master of your life and I am here to help you along your way. I have been working as a qualified counsellor for the last 6 years with people of varying ages, I have a background in supporting with learning difficulties in schools and universities which guided me into a more adaptive approach.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Kizzy and I am an integrative Counsellor, which means I have been trained in Person-Centred, Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Existential therapies. I draw upon these theories to suit each individual and their needs when coming to sessions. You are the master of your life and I am here to help you along your way. I have been working as a qualified counsellor for the last 6 years with people of varying ages, I have a background in supporting with learning difficulties in schools and universities which guided me into a more adaptive approach.
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Photo of Kenneth Mark Meredith, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Kenneth Mark Meredith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackwood NP12
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified Mental Health Adult and Child/Adolescent Nurse Therapist with over 22 years’ experience within the NHS. During this time I have gained significant experience treating adults, adolescents and their families with conditions such as depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, OCD, self-harm and chronic stress whilst also providing therapy to those who require crisis intervention.
I am a qualified Mental Health Adult and Child/Adolescent Nurse Therapist with over 22 years’ experience within the NHS. During this time I have gained significant experience treating adults, adolescents and their families with conditions such as depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, OCD, self-harm and chronic stress whilst also providing therapy to those who require crisis intervention.
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Photo of Victoria Nash Counselling and Hypnotherapy, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Victoria Nash Counselling and Hypnotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Blaenavon NP4
I believe that by using a flexible approach of counselling and hypnotherapy, I will be able to create a warm, trusting, non-judgemental space where you can explore the issues you want to address. You may be feeling anxious or stressed from events in the here and now or, as a result of the past. These issues may be affecting you achieving your goals and you may be frustrated at trying, but not getting anywhere. You may be struggling with your confidence and self-esteem and not understanding why you feel that way. This may be linked to your past, to things you may or may not be aware of. Therapy can help.
I believe that by using a flexible approach of counselling and hypnotherapy, I will be able to create a warm, trusting, non-judgemental space where you can explore the issues you want to address. You may be feeling anxious or stressed from events in the here and now or, as a result of the past. These issues may be affecting you achieving your goals and you may be frustrated at trying, but not getting anywhere. You may be struggling with your confidence and self-esteem and not understanding why you feel that way. This may be linked to your past, to things you may or may not be aware of. Therapy can help.
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Photo of Dr Gareth P Thomas, Psychologist in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Dr Gareth P Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tredegar NP22  (Online Only)
I can work with all types of conditions, disorders and issues. However, I specialise in working with people who need support with anxiety i.e., PTSD, depression, stress etc. If you need support with your daily life I can help. We can discuss your life, your wants, and where you would like to be in your future life. When we have completed our sessions I will support you 24/7. I have many therapy tools to help if needed. I have 18 years of experience in Psychology and Psychotherapy so you are in safe hands. Let me help you to be the person you want to be and live the best life you can. I will and can improve your Quality of Life.
I can work with all types of conditions, disorders and issues. However, I specialise in working with people who need support with anxiety i.e., PTSD, depression, stress etc. If you need support with your daily life I can help. We can discuss your life, your wants, and where you would like to be in your future life. When we have completed our sessions I will support you 24/7. I have many therapy tools to help if needed. I have 18 years of experience in Psychology and Psychotherapy so you are in safe hands. Let me help you to be the person you want to be and live the best life you can. I will and can improve your Quality of Life.
01639 501373 View 01639 501373
Photo of Healthy Thinking CBT, Psychotherapist in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Healthy Thinking CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Blackwood NP12
My name is Sarah Morgan and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, self-esteem and stress. Through life we can often be faced with challenges and experiences that can affect our wellbeing and ability to function in the way we would like. It could affect our emotions such as causing us to feel low, anxious or stressed. It could also affect the thoughts we have and the way we behave.
My name is Sarah Morgan and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, self-esteem and stress. Through life we can often be faced with challenges and experiences that can affect our wellbeing and ability to function in the way we would like. It could affect our emotions such as causing us to feel low, anxious or stressed. It could also affect the thoughts we have and the way we behave.
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Photo of Psychological Progress Centre, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Psychological Progress Centre
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Ystrad Mynach CF82  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Ross Cullis, I'm a Psychological and Professional Addiction Support Worker with extensive personal and professional experience within this sector. Unlike many other Psychological Support Staff: I have lived experience of the issues in which I offer support (I understand your problems and this understanding hasn't been developed solely from a book or classroom, although my knowledge in this area is also extensive). I recognise the issues in attending therapy and conduct all sessions via online messaging.
Hi, my name is Ross Cullis, I'm a Psychological and Professional Addiction Support Worker with extensive personal and professional experience within this sector. Unlike many other Psychological Support Staff: I have lived experience of the issues in which I offer support (I understand your problems and this understanding hasn't been developed solely from a book or classroom, although my knowledge in this area is also extensive). I recognise the issues in attending therapy and conduct all sessions via online messaging.
01443 801540 View 01443 801540
Photo of Rhys Lewis in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Rhys Lewis
MSc
Verified Verified
Blackwood NP12
Hi I'm Rhys Lewis, founder of The Relationship Clinic Wales and author of the book 300 Ways To Improve Your Relationship. I'm a professionally qualified counsellor based in Blackwood, South Wales, UK. I specialise in relationship counselling. I offer an affordable 25 minute initial consultation which can be paid for and booked online via my website. If you're busy working in the day I offer evening and weekend appointments. If you're struggling in your relationship you should consider getting some help. Relationship counselling will help you to talk through your issues and will allow you to be heard by your partner.
Hi I'm Rhys Lewis, founder of The Relationship Clinic Wales and author of the book 300 Ways To Improve Your Relationship. I'm a professionally qualified counsellor based in Blackwood, South Wales, UK. I specialise in relationship counselling. I offer an affordable 25 minute initial consultation which can be paid for and booked online via my website. If you're busy working in the day I offer evening and weekend appointments. If you're struggling in your relationship you should consider getting some help. Relationship counselling will help you to talk through your issues and will allow you to be heard by your partner.
01443 809649 View 01443 809649
Photo of Ben Garner, Counsellor in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Ben Garner
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Pontypool NP4
Hi, my name is Ben, I'm an accredited counsellor and I have experience in working with issues such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, workplace unhappiness, relationship problems and breakups. My aim is not just to provide you with the space to explore your own emotions and feelings, although this is very important, but to also help you develop a better understanding of yourself. In exploring your individuality, our focus together will be on discovering what is fulfilling and purposeful for you, whilst also finding new ways to process and address the challenges life can bring our way.
Hi, my name is Ben, I'm an accredited counsellor and I have experience in working with issues such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, workplace unhappiness, relationship problems and breakups. My aim is not just to provide you with the space to explore your own emotions and feelings, although this is very important, but to also help you develop a better understanding of yourself. In exploring your individuality, our focus together will be on discovering what is fulfilling and purposeful for you, whilst also finding new ways to process and address the challenges life can bring our way.
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Photo of Dr Katie Finch, Psychologist in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Dr Katie Finch
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontypool NP4
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! Whether struggling yourself or enquiring for someone else, deciding to invest in therapy and choosing the right therapist is a big decision. My aim is to create a safe and compassionate space to explore your needs and work towards your goals. I've worked across a range of settings, but focus on supporting adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety or trauma or who want to find ways to manage emotions that can feel overwhelming or intense.
Hello and welcome! Whether struggling yourself or enquiring for someone else, deciding to invest in therapy and choosing the right therapist is a big decision. My aim is to create a safe and compassionate space to explore your needs and work towards your goals. I've worked across a range of settings, but focus on supporting adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety or trauma or who want to find ways to manage emotions that can feel overwhelming or intense.
01633 603685 View 01633 603685
Photo of Dr Lisa Garvin, Psychologist in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Dr Lisa Garvin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Abergavenny NP7  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you at point in your life where you know something needs to change, but don’t know how to navigate this path? Then you’ve come to the right place. Many times in our lives we can encounter difficulties that impact us deeply, stop us in our tracks and affect our mood, sleep and wellness. Sometimes these feelings can run deeper and remind us of difficulties during our early years. It can feel like we are carrying the cumulative burden of many different stressors and feel trapped. What ever the feeling- there is always a why and talking in a safe, warm and emphatic space can really help to make sense of things.
Are you at point in your life where you know something needs to change, but don’t know how to navigate this path? Then you’ve come to the right place. Many times in our lives we can encounter difficulties that impact us deeply, stop us in our tracks and affect our mood, sleep and wellness. Sometimes these feelings can run deeper and remind us of difficulties during our early years. It can feel like we are carrying the cumulative burden of many different stressors and feel trapped. What ever the feeling- there is always a why and talking in a safe, warm and emphatic space can really help to make sense of things.
01495 364659 View 01495 364659
Photo of Sarah Griffiths, Psychotherapist in Ebbw Vale, Wales
Sarah Griffiths
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
Not accepting new clients
Life can be chaotic, and messy; but we don't have to navigate its challenges alone. I believe in meeting people where they are, as they are - whatever that may look like. Exploring and embracing the unique way we all work, and the challenge of finding what we need to thrive, is at the heart of my approach. I work with a range of human beings experiencing a wide array of concerns. I work with ADHD and Autism, anxiety, self esteem, identity, relationship and communication issues - but this is by no means an exhaustive list. My interest in neurodiversity is in part driven by the discovery in adulthood that I am neurodivergent myself.
Life can be chaotic, and messy; but we don't have to navigate its challenges alone. I believe in meeting people where they are, as they are - whatever that may look like. Exploring and embracing the unique way we all work, and the challenge of finding what we need to thrive, is at the heart of my approach. I work with a range of human beings experiencing a wide array of concerns. I work with ADHD and Autism, anxiety, self esteem, identity, relationship and communication issues - but this is by no means an exhaustive list. My interest in neurodiversity is in part driven by the discovery in adulthood that I am neurodivergent myself.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ebbw Vale

< 10

Counsellors in Ebbw Vale who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self-Harming
75% Addiction
75% Domestic Abuse
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Ebbw Vale see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ebbw Vale?

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.