Counselling in Northop

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Mercy Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northop CH7  (Online Only)
When you feel the need to speak to someone, you want someone who can really understand you and what you going through, someone you can relate to. The relationship is what matters most, you want someone you can find it easier to trust and makes you feel like they can understand you. Working with all age group has given me opportunity to relate to people in so many level, no matter what their going through. Growing up with my great gran, has given me wisdom and insight that I need to top up what I've learn about working with people. Adapting different cultures, environment, learning from people I meet each day, it'll be my honour.
When you feel the need to speak to someone, you want someone who can really understand you and what you going through, someone you can relate to. The relationship is what matters most, you want someone you can find it easier to trust and makes you feel like they can understand you. Working with all age group has given me opportunity to relate to people in so many level, no matter what their going through. Growing up with my great gran, has given me wisdom and insight that I need to top up what I've learn about working with people. Adapting different cultures, environment, learning from people I meet each day, it'll be my honour.
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Photo of Eleanor Jones - Eli Jones Counselling, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Eli Jones Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northop CH7
Based in NE Wales halfway between Denbigh and Mold. I work virtually from home and face-to-face in my private counselling hut, which is set in an idyllic field. Whatever you’re going through I can help you in a confidential, safe environment. Working in a person-centred way I place you at the core of our sessions. I aim to create a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, warmth, and acceptance to help you navigate through a challenging moment in your life, where you can reflect on and process your experiences and feel empowered through your exploration of self.
Based in NE Wales halfway between Denbigh and Mold. I work virtually from home and face-to-face in my private counselling hut, which is set in an idyllic field. Whatever you’re going through I can help you in a confidential, safe environment. Working in a person-centred way I place you at the core of our sessions. I aim to create a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, warmth, and acceptance to help you navigate through a challenging moment in your life, where you can reflect on and process your experiences and feel empowered through your exploration of self.
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Photo of Barry Ray Carruthers Accred - Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Services, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Service has been providing counselling for many years. I understand that taking the first step can be scary and overwhelming. But if you can find the courage to take that first step, it can be life changing. Let me help you explore, understand, and unpick the things that are causing your difficulties in your life. I will help you to take back control of your life and take action to find solutions and resolutions that will empower you. I will help you gain a better understanding of your difficulties and develop your knowledge and awareness of your internal constructs. let me help you.
Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Service has been providing counselling for many years. I understand that taking the first step can be scary and overwhelming. But if you can find the courage to take that first step, it can be life changing. Let me help you explore, understand, and unpick the things that are causing your difficulties in your life. I will help you to take back control of your life and take action to find solutions and resolutions that will empower you. I will help you gain a better understanding of your difficulties and develop your knowledge and awareness of your internal constructs. let me help you.
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MindKey Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
Life events and experiences can adversely impact our mental health, wellbeing and relationships. Do you feel numb, empty, flat? Are you struggling to move forward due to situations or events from the past? Are you having flashbacks, nightmares, or reliving events that have happened to you? Do you feel detached or on edge all the time? Are you having negative thoughts? Do you feel panicky and anxious? Spending your time living in the past or future, not able to enjoy the present moment?
Life events and experiences can adversely impact our mental health, wellbeing and relationships. Do you feel numb, empty, flat? Are you struggling to move forward due to situations or events from the past? Are you having flashbacks, nightmares, or reliving events that have happened to you? Do you feel detached or on edge all the time? Are you having negative thoughts? Do you feel panicky and anxious? Spending your time living in the past or future, not able to enjoy the present moment?
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Photo of Karen Elizabeth Jones, MA
Karen Elizabeth Jones
MA
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
I combine both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Solution Focused Therapy. Both well-established therapy techniques share certain basic similarities by focusing on helping the client identify solutions while decreasing the emphasis on the past. While SFT emphasizes the importance of the present, CBT facilitates changes in negative thinking patterns that lead to pre-occupation with past problems. Effective combination of both therapies can enable clients to focus on the positive elements of their life while gaining new confidence to achieve life goals.
I combine both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Solution Focused Therapy. Both well-established therapy techniques share certain basic similarities by focusing on helping the client identify solutions while decreasing the emphasis on the past. While SFT emphasizes the importance of the present, CBT facilitates changes in negative thinking patterns that lead to pre-occupation with past problems. Effective combination of both therapies can enable clients to focus on the positive elements of their life while gaining new confidence to achieve life goals.
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Photo of Hefina Thorne, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Hefina Thorne
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
Not accepting new clients
Hello, Welcome to my profile. I'd like to begin by telling you that I have the privilege of providing a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space to individuals of all ages, a place to share whatever they choose allowing me to help them through difficult times and issues in their lives. Only the person knows what they are experiencing and have experienced making them the experts of their own lives. I am a facilitator, offering the space to enable healing, growth and change. The therapeutic relationship stands above all else. My place in the therapy room is to help you discover the answers and a way forward that best suits you.
Hello, Welcome to my profile. I'd like to begin by telling you that I have the privilege of providing a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space to individuals of all ages, a place to share whatever they choose allowing me to help them through difficult times and issues in their lives. Only the person knows what they are experiencing and have experienced making them the experts of their own lives. I am a facilitator, offering the space to enable healing, growth and change. The therapeutic relationship stands above all else. My place in the therapy room is to help you discover the answers and a way forward that best suits you.
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Photo of Laura Adams Shone - Talk With Laura, BACP, Counsellor
Talk With Laura
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
If you seek understanding and support for things causing discomfort in your life (past or present) and are hoping to gain insight into your emotions, navigate life transitions, and develop coping strategies Talk With Laura can offer you this support. If you aspire to enhance your well-being, improve relationships, and achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and personal growth counselling can help with this. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depressions, grief or other emotional issues you can take the first step by getting in touch with Talk With Laura.
If you seek understanding and support for things causing discomfort in your life (past or present) and are hoping to gain insight into your emotions, navigate life transitions, and develop coping strategies Talk With Laura can offer you this support. If you aspire to enhance your well-being, improve relationships, and achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and personal growth counselling can help with this. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depressions, grief or other emotional issues you can take the first step by getting in touch with Talk With Laura.
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Photo of Jacqui Roberts, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Jacqui Roberts
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
Most people experience anxiety or depression at some point in their lives and need to cope with pain and confusion. You may feel stuck and unmotivated or need to work through a traumatic experience from your past so you can move on with your life. You might also experience work related stress or be dealing with relationship difficulties. Self-development may also be the reason for seeking therapy. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore and make sense of your difficulties in a safe, non-judgmental environment, to develop your self-understanding and improve your relationships.
Most people experience anxiety or depression at some point in their lives and need to cope with pain and confusion. You may feel stuck and unmotivated or need to work through a traumatic experience from your past so you can move on with your life. You might also experience work related stress or be dealing with relationship difficulties. Self-development may also be the reason for seeking therapy. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore and make sense of your difficulties in a safe, non-judgmental environment, to develop your self-understanding and improve your relationships.
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Photo of Dr Stephen Skippon, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Dr Stephen Skippon
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
I'm a Psychotherapist at Lemons to Lemonade, an independent pyschotherapy, clinical psychology, and coaching practice based at Broughton Retail Park near Chester, run by partners Dr. Rachel Skippon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and myself Dr. Stephen Skippon. I offer psychological therapy to help people deal with a wide range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic, panic disorder, stress, low self-esteem, low self-worth, relationship difficulties, problems at work, bereavement, and other forms of loss. I provide specialist therapy for people who have difficulty sleeping.
I'm a Psychotherapist at Lemons to Lemonade, an independent pyschotherapy, clinical psychology, and coaching practice based at Broughton Retail Park near Chester, run by partners Dr. Rachel Skippon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and myself Dr. Stephen Skippon. I offer psychological therapy to help people deal with a wide range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic, panic disorder, stress, low self-esteem, low self-worth, relationship difficulties, problems at work, bereavement, and other forms of loss. I provide specialist therapy for people who have difficulty sleeping.
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Photo of Kieran Lee, MHGI, Psychotherapist
Kieran Lee
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
Mental health doesn't have to be scary! I want to take the fear out of mental health and first help you understand your own...what makes you tick and what's stopping you from ticking? When we understand how to manage our mental health, we can structure our lives to fulfil us in the long and short term. Whatever you're struggling with right now, we will work to uncover that sense of self you might have lost.
Mental health doesn't have to be scary! I want to take the fear out of mental health and first help you understand your own...what makes you tick and what's stopping you from ticking? When we understand how to manage our mental health, we can structure our lives to fulfil us in the long and short term. Whatever you're struggling with right now, we will work to uncover that sense of self you might have lost.
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Photo of Nigel Skinner, MSc, BACP, Psychotherapist
Nigel Skinner
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
I invite you to my private counselling practice, a safe and confidential space where you can openly discuss your anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and self-esteem challenges. I understand these issues and how they can profoundly impact your well-being, and I'm here to offer the support you need. My approach is tailored to each individual, ensuring you feel heard, understood, and empowered to navigate your difficulties. My commitment is to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings.
I invite you to my private counselling practice, a safe and confidential space where you can openly discuss your anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and self-esteem challenges. I understand these issues and how they can profoundly impact your well-being, and I'm here to offer the support you need. My approach is tailored to each individual, ensuring you feel heard, understood, and empowered to navigate your difficulties. My commitment is to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings.
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Photo of Susan Critchley, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Susan Critchley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
Not accepting new clients
I work with a range of client experiences and concerns including; anxiety, low mood, addiction, bereavement, work pressures, life changes, behaviour changes personal growth, identity and relationship issues. I will use all of my training and experience to help you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and experiences and work towards a resolution to the issues that bring you to counselling. I am an experienced BACP registered, accredited counsellor with 15 years+ experience, having worked in a range of counselling settings: primary care mental health, bereavement, sexual abuse and drug and alcohol counselling.
I work with a range of client experiences and concerns including; anxiety, low mood, addiction, bereavement, work pressures, life changes, behaviour changes personal growth, identity and relationship issues. I will use all of my training and experience to help you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and experiences and work towards a resolution to the issues that bring you to counselling. I am an experienced BACP registered, accredited counsellor with 15 years+ experience, having worked in a range of counselling settings: primary care mental health, bereavement, sexual abuse and drug and alcohol counselling.
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Photo of Anna Marie Bell, MBACP, Counsellor
Anna Marie Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mold CH7
At any stage in our lives, relationships and events can leave us with deep hurt and confusion that needs professional help. Counselling can give hope and help untangle confusing thoughts and emotions to understand our true selves and our relationships better, leading to a happier life. Experiencing a therapeutic relationship where you are genuinely valued, understood and accepted without judgement, can be in itself healing. As a person-centred creative counsellor, I see the client and therapist as equals. I provide you with a safe, confidential space to explore the issues that you bring.These sessions are yours, to use as you wish.
At any stage in our lives, relationships and events can leave us with deep hurt and confusion that needs professional help. Counselling can give hope and help untangle confusing thoughts and emotions to understand our true selves and our relationships better, leading to a happier life. Experiencing a therapeutic relationship where you are genuinely valued, understood and accepted without judgement, can be in itself healing. As a person-centred creative counsellor, I see the client and therapist as equals. I provide you with a safe, confidential space to explore the issues that you bring.These sessions are yours, to use as you wish.
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Photo of Mandy Lee, MBACP, Counsellor
Mandy Lee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mold CH7
If something is affecting your wellbeing or ability to enjoy life as you would like, or you feel stuck or overwhelmed by thoughts or emotions, counselling can help you to feel more able to cope and move forward. You may be experiencing anxiety or depression, struggling to come to terms with a loss or unplanned situation, having difficulties with self-esteem, stress or anger, or perhaps you're at a crossroads which feels overwhelming. I provide a safe, confidential space for you to talk about the things that are causing you difficulties and will support you to work through the impact they are having, and to find a way forward.
If something is affecting your wellbeing or ability to enjoy life as you would like, or you feel stuck or overwhelmed by thoughts or emotions, counselling can help you to feel more able to cope and move forward. You may be experiencing anxiety or depression, struggling to come to terms with a loss or unplanned situation, having difficulties with self-esteem, stress or anger, or perhaps you're at a crossroads which feels overwhelming. I provide a safe, confidential space for you to talk about the things that are causing you difficulties and will support you to work through the impact they are having, and to find a way forward.
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Photo of Manuela Surgeon - MTS Psychological Health/ MTS Psychotherapy Ltd, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
MTS Psychological Health/ MTS Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
My clients come to me from all walks of life and have experienced trauma recently or in the past. This has resulted in my clients suffering from intense anxiety and fears and/or severe depression as well as relationship difficulties. My clients can feel stuck, vulnerable and helpless, which has such a disabling impact on their lives. I have the ability to initiate and maintain a confidential therapeutic relationship, where my clients feel safe, experience hope and a reduction of their psychological symptoms. My clients leave therapy feeling empowered and able to manage life's stresses. I have clinics in Chester, Heswall and Mold.
My clients come to me from all walks of life and have experienced trauma recently or in the past. This has resulted in my clients suffering from intense anxiety and fears and/or severe depression as well as relationship difficulties. My clients can feel stuck, vulnerable and helpless, which has such a disabling impact on their lives. I have the ability to initiate and maintain a confidential therapeutic relationship, where my clients feel safe, experience hope and a reduction of their psychological symptoms. My clients leave therapy feeling empowered and able to manage life's stresses. I have clinics in Chester, Heswall and Mold.
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Photo of Yvonne Dark - Driftwood Therapeutic Services, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Driftwood Therapeutic Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
We all know life can get tough at times and we can struggle to see our way through it. Sometimes it helps to talk those experiences or feelings through with someone who can really listen and brings no agenda with them. There are so many reasons to come to therapy difficult times in life, things feeling not quite right, anxiety or depression or things from our past effecting us in the here and now (attachment or trauma). Therapy is a safe, neutral place you can use to explore what is happening for you, and it can support you in deciding how you want to manage it.
We all know life can get tough at times and we can struggle to see our way through it. Sometimes it helps to talk those experiences or feelings through with someone who can really listen and brings no agenda with them. There are so many reasons to come to therapy difficult times in life, things feeling not quite right, anxiety or depression or things from our past effecting us in the here and now (attachment or trauma). Therapy is a safe, neutral place you can use to explore what is happening for you, and it can support you in deciding how you want to manage it.
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Photo of Cathryn Dorgan - Content Counselling, FNCPS, Counsellor
Content Counselling
Counsellor, FNCPS
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
My name is Cathryn and I am a person centered counsellor who specialises in Bereavement, Grief and Loss. ​ As a person centered therapist my aim is to help you navigate your way through what you are struggling with. My aim is to help you by providing a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings and provide some clarity and insights into what you may be struggling with. ​ By working together we can discover what works best for you so you can lead a more peaceful life.
My name is Cathryn and I am a person centered counsellor who specialises in Bereavement, Grief and Loss. ​ As a person centered therapist my aim is to help you navigate your way through what you are struggling with. My aim is to help you by providing a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings and provide some clarity and insights into what you may be struggling with. ​ By working together we can discover what works best for you so you can lead a more peaceful life.
01352 871198 View 01352 871198
Photo of Neal Edwards - Counselling & Psychotherapy in Chester, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Chester
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
Not accepting new clients
Making sense of life can be challenging at times. We might find ourselves contemplating if we are causing ourselves unnecessary unhappiness, or if this is just the way things are? Or, wondering if I should just keep sticking at 'it', or is it time for things to change? We might question if our feelings are important? (They might overwhelm us!) Or should I just listen to my thoughts instead? Should we try to forget about the past, or is it helpful to understand it? Might we be living our lives in 'survival mode' when we could be 'thriving' instead?
Making sense of life can be challenging at times. We might find ourselves contemplating if we are causing ourselves unnecessary unhappiness, or if this is just the way things are? Or, wondering if I should just keep sticking at 'it', or is it time for things to change? We might question if our feelings are important? (They might overwhelm us!) Or should I just listen to my thoughts instead? Should we try to forget about the past, or is it helpful to understand it? Might we be living our lives in 'survival mode' when we could be 'thriving' instead?
01244 667419 View 01244 667419
Photo of Lucy Hughes - Lucy Listens Therapy, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Lucy Listens Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
Welcome to Lucy Listens. I’m Lucy, a qualified counsellor based in Flintshire, North Wales. Life is unpredictable, and navigating its peaks and troughs can be a challenge. One of the best ways to make sense of the journey or ease the heavy load of a low ebb is to talk with someone impartial who will listen without judgement - that’s where I come in. Through counselling, I take an empathetic, trauma-informed approach and support you to explore and untangle your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe and confidential space.
Welcome to Lucy Listens. I’m Lucy, a qualified counsellor based in Flintshire, North Wales. Life is unpredictable, and navigating its peaks and troughs can be a challenge. One of the best ways to make sense of the journey or ease the heavy load of a low ebb is to talk with someone impartial who will listen without judgement - that’s where I come in. Through counselling, I take an empathetic, trauma-informed approach and support you to explore and untangle your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe and confidential space.
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Sian Leone Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Mold CH7
I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 15 years experience within private practice and both public and financial sectors at a senior level. Sometimes, people are clear about what they are struggling with: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, grief/loss, personal or work related issues/relationships etc. Others may be less clear and feel that what they are experiencing "is not bad enough". Whichever group you fall into, if you have an experience or situation that is impacting your daily life; either something that happened years ago or more recently, working to find a way forward, is your choice.
I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 15 years experience within private practice and both public and financial sectors at a senior level. Sometimes, people are clear about what they are struggling with: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, grief/loss, personal or work related issues/relationships etc. Others may be less clear and feel that what they are experiencing "is not bad enough". Whichever group you fall into, if you have an experience or situation that is impacting your daily life; either something that happened years ago or more recently, working to find a way forward, is your choice.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Northop

< 10

Counsellors in Northop who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Bereavement
100% Parenting
100% Divorce

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Northop see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Northop?

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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.