Looking for free therapy?

What you need to know before trying to find it.

You need therapy but can’t afford to pay so you have turned to the Internet to find some support provided free of charge, it can be very difficult to find a professional therapist that provides free therapy sessions, but there are other alternatives. It is possible to find some free help and support, but you also need to understand that there are some things you need to be aware of especially before looking for professional counselling that is provided at no cost to you. There will be three separate groups looking to find free help and you will probably fall into one group or the other.

The groups are:

1. You can’t afford to pay due to your financial circumstances, maybe you have lost your job or are in debt or even going through a divorce and every penny counts and your just keeping your head above water. 2. your under 18 and are not able to pay unless your family pays for the therapy and you can’t bring your self to ask them. One very important consideration for this group is that you are considered a minor and any therapist will have to get permission from a parent or guardian before talking to you. 3. you say you want help from therapy, but feel unable afford it, but in reality you are making excuses to yourself and others, for instance, are you willing to spend £70.00 going out on the weekend or buying new outfits, and yet still say that £ 35.00 or £45.00 for therapy is two expensive, but you can still afford that holiday or new TV. If you look closer, its usually either about a total lack of commitment from you to make or face the changes you need, or just a way of finding a reason to show others how its not your fault or responsibility.

How to look and where to find it.

There are some options to think about and what you think will work for you for finding the help and support you need. 1. For people over the age of 13 there are online self help sites that have a forum or community’s where you can ask questions and seek information centred around your pacific problem, or a general mental health forum that handles many areas of distress. they can provide a valuable source of practical information and allow you to talk to people in the same or similar situation to your self and find out how they coped or good quality found help that worked. 2. Do a search for “mental health charity organisations” and see what's available, you can also add your problem in front of the search term such as depression, don’t search for free therapy as it often shows up dodgy sites or web sites that seem to offer free services until you look deeper or have to sign up before you find out that its not free at all. 3. Ask your local Doctor or medical centre for information on free counselling services, you may have to wait a while but it is still worth adding your name to the list. 4. Don’t forget to look in the phone book, it maybe the old way of doing things but it can help you find what you need.

What you need to ask your self if you see free therapy

options on any web site.

How can they offer it for free? Therapists need to make a living the same as any other type of worker, do you find free accountancy services or building services, the answer is no! That's because professional people have to pay for equipment and materials and that's the same with any therapist. We have needs that have to be met, who pays for this web site? Who pays for the supervision and computer equipment? So if its provided for free there are still costs that have to be paid and how do they do that? Most therapists training last on average two years, I did three years initial training and the cost of training and ongoing supervision needs to be covered, who pays the therapist if you don’t? I have never found a totally free one on one online therapy service provided by a professional therapist as yet, if you do please send me the information so I can give that out on this site for others to find the free help they need. It’s about you taking the responsibility for your life and spending the time needed to work through thoughts and feelings with a commitment from you, free online forums can help people ask questions and look for answers and even find good support. Making changes within yourself and changing the way you live life can be very difficult, it can take a lot of commitment and perseverance to make it work, that’s why people who pay for therapy tend to make more progress than people who can pay but do not, it is all about the commitment they are prepared to make to themselves.

Free Guidance sessions

I provide a free short voice session when possible for people needing some guidance and who are trying to find the support they need but are unable to pay for therapy. I do what I can to support people who find it difficult to afford therapy, but I cannot help everyone and I do have to impose limitations. This service is just part of the free help I provide and you can find a forums here that I hope will provide some more support options for people trying to make changes to their life. I have only recently reinstalled it and started from scratch so it is very quiet, and that may be an advantage as you will have no one to contend with. The guidance sessions will be via Skype, and will use voice communications only, this is to limit time and reduce any connection issues. It is not for people in crisis or in need of urgent suicidal support or for anyone under 18 years of age. This service does not offer any medical legal financial or diagnostic advice. HOW TO APPLY Join the forums here and make a post introducing yourself and what you would like help with, please keep it anonymous by not sharing any details that could identify you.
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Looking for free therapy?

What you need to know before

trying to find it.

You need therapy but can’t afford to pay so you have turned to the Internet to find some support provided free of charge, it can be very difficult to find a professional therapist that provides free therapy sessions, but there are other alternatives. It is possible to find some free help and support, but you also need to understand that there are some things you need to be aware of especially before looking for professional counselling that is provided at no cost to you. There will be three separate groups looking to find free help and you will probably fall into one group or the other.

The groups are:

1. You can’t afford to pay due to your financial circumstances, maybe you have lost your job or are in debt or even going through a divorce and every penny counts and your just keeping your head above water. 2. your under 18 and are not able to pay unless your family pays for the therapy and you can’t bring your self to ask them. One very important consideration for this group is that you are considered a minor and any therapist will have to get permission from a parent or guardian before talking to you. 3. you say you want help from therapy, but feel unable afford it, but in reality you are making excuses to yourself and others, for instance, are you willing to spend £70.00 going out on the weekend or buying new outfits, and yet still say that £ 35.00 or £45.00 for therapy is two expensive, but you can still afford that holiday or new TV. If you look closer, its usually either about a total lack of commitment from you to make or face the changes you need, or just a way of finding a reason to show others how its not your fault or responsibility.

How to look and where to

find it.

There are some options to think about and what you think will work for you for finding the help and support you need. 1. For people over the age of 13 there are online self help sites that have a forum or community’s where you can ask questions and seek information centred around your pacific problem, or a general mental health forum that handles many areas of distress. they can provide a valuable source of practical information and allow you to talk to people in the same or similar situation to your self and find out how they coped or good quality found help that worked. 2. Do a search for “mental health charity organisations” and see what's available, you can also add your problem in front of the search term such as depression, don’t search for free therapy as it often shows up dodgy sites or web sites that seem to offer free services until you look deeper or have to sign up before you find out that its not free at all. 3. Ask your local Doctor or medical centre for information on free counselling services, you may have to wait a while but it is still worth adding your name to the list. 4. Don’t forget to look in the phone book, it maybe the old way of doing things but it can help you find what you need.

What you need to ask your

self if you see free therapy

options on any web site.

How can they offer it for free? Therapists need to make a living the same as any other type of worker, do you find free accountancy services or building services, the answer is no! That's because professional people have to pay for equipment and materials and that's the same with any therapist. We have needs that have to be met, who pays for this web site? Who pays for the supervision and computer equipment? So if its provided for free there are still costs that have to be paid and how do they do that? Most therapists training last on average two years, I did three years initial training and the cost of training and ongoing supervision needs to be covered, who pays the therapist if you don’t? I have never found a totally free one on one online therapy service provided by a professional therapist as yet, if you do please send me the information so I can give that out on this site for others to find the free help they need. It’s about you taking the responsibility for your life and spending the time needed to work through thoughts and feelings with a commitment from you, free online forums can help people ask questions and look for answers and even find good support. Making changes within yourself and changing the way you live life can be very difficult, it can take a lot of commitment and perseverance to make it work, that’s why people who pay for therapy tend to make more progress than people who can pay but do not, it is all about the commitment they are prepared to make to themselves.

Free Guidance sessions

I provide a free short voice session when possible for people needing some guidance and who are trying to find the support they need but are unable to pay for therapy. I do what I can to support people who find it difficult to afford therapy, but I cannot help everyone and I do have to impose limitations. This service is just part of the free help I provide and you can find a forums here that I hope will provide some more support options for people trying to make changes to their life. I have only recently reinstalled it and started from scratch so it is very quiet, and that may be an advantage as you will have no one to contend with. The guidance sessions will be via Skype, and will use voice communications only, this is to limit time and reduce any connection issues. It is not for people in crisis or in need of urgent suicidal support or for anyone under 18 years of age. This service does not offer any medical legal financial or diagnostic advice. HOW TO APPLY Join the forums here and make a post introducing yourself and what you would like help with, please keep it anonymous by not sharing any details that could identify you.
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