Counselling in B15

Photo of Corvus Psychological and Coaching Services, Psychologist in B15, England
Corvus Psychological and Coaching Services
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
We have particular interests in work around emotional management, attachment and reducing barriers to change. We have a specialism in working with people around creativity - whether you wish to use creative approaches to reach your goals or are a creative seeking a therapist who understands your work and can help you to use your creativity to achieve the outcomes you want, we would love to hear from you. We welcome clients from all walks of life. Please note that at present, all sessions are via telephone or videocall. Discount offered for public, arts and martime sector workers.
We have particular interests in work around emotional management, attachment and reducing barriers to change. We have a specialism in working with people around creativity - whether you wish to use creative approaches to reach your goals or are a creative seeking a therapist who understands your work and can help you to use your creativity to achieve the outcomes you want, we would love to hear from you. We welcome clients from all walks of life. Please note that at present, all sessions are via telephone or videocall. Discount offered for public, arts and martime sector workers.
0121 387 3589 View 0121 387 3589
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Natasha Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
Hello. Everything you are feeling in this moment is real and that’s ok. You may feel that no one understands and this can feel lonely. Struggling with the feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, depression, or anxiety, are typical responses of grief and trauma because of Reproductive trauma. This can include Infertility, IVF treatment, IVF and Donor conception, Pregnancy loss, Termination for medical reason, Birth trauma or Neonatal death. It's most likely that this is not how you thought it would be. And it’s also likely that this is the first time in your life that you feel out of control.
Hello. Everything you are feeling in this moment is real and that’s ok. You may feel that no one understands and this can feel lonely. Struggling with the feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, depression, or anxiety, are typical responses of grief and trauma because of Reproductive trauma. This can include Infertility, IVF treatment, IVF and Donor conception, Pregnancy loss, Termination for medical reason, Birth trauma or Neonatal death. It's most likely that this is not how you thought it would be. And it’s also likely that this is the first time in your life that you feel out of control.
01564 335127 View 01564 335127
Photo of Shazia Qayum, Counsellor in B15, England
Shazia Qayum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello and welcome to Chen Counselling. Chen means peace in Urdu. I strive to support my clients in bringing peace to their life, with whatever they bring to counselling. I can understand that reaching out for help can be a very difficult task if you are overwhelmed with life issues. However, help is available in the form of counselling. I collaborate with my clients to help them gain awareness of their issues and relieve the distress they may be in. If needed, I psychoeducate my clients on mental health and well being and the link between unhelpful thinking, emotions and behaviours that may be having a negative impact on them.
Hello and welcome to Chen Counselling. Chen means peace in Urdu. I strive to support my clients in bringing peace to their life, with whatever they bring to counselling. I can understand that reaching out for help can be a very difficult task if you are overwhelmed with life issues. However, help is available in the form of counselling. I collaborate with my clients to help them gain awareness of their issues and relieve the distress they may be in. If needed, I psychoeducate my clients on mental health and well being and the link between unhelpful thinking, emotions and behaviours that may be having a negative impact on them.
01564 334899 View 01564 334899
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Celia Frances Moore
Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
If you are looking on this website you are more than likely wanting to engage with therapy.If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety,low mood,depression,panic type episodes or other, this will be impacting on your daily living in many ways such as social interactions,focus and concentration on your work,your sleep pattern.Motivation to even get up and start the day can be difficult.Exploring these negative thoughts and moving them into a more positive outlook is key and finding the right tools to help with this, essential to success.This can be found with CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy)
If you are looking on this website you are more than likely wanting to engage with therapy.If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety,low mood,depression,panic type episodes or other, this will be impacting on your daily living in many ways such as social interactions,focus and concentration on your work,your sleep pattern.Motivation to even get up and start the day can be difficult.Exploring these negative thoughts and moving them into a more positive outlook is key and finding the right tools to help with this, essential to success.This can be found with CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy)
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Photo of Neeraj Mall, Counsellor in B15, England
Neeraj Mall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
My main work consists of Couples counselling as well as trauma focused work, which includes childhood trauma. The work involves psycho education around brain fragments, where clients work to assess when they are operating from the frontal lobe and when they switch to the limbic system where they are reliving old trauma memories. Since Covid there has been an increased demand for couples work. A lot of work is around working with couples in troubled relationships. I work with children and young people who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse as well as bereavement support work.
My main work consists of Couples counselling as well as trauma focused work, which includes childhood trauma. The work involves psycho education around brain fragments, where clients work to assess when they are operating from the frontal lobe and when they switch to the limbic system where they are reliving old trauma memories. Since Covid there has been an increased demand for couples work. A lot of work is around working with couples in troubled relationships. I work with children and young people who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse as well as bereavement support work.
0121 728 6575 View 0121 728 6575
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Raj Bassi
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
0121 809 6158 View 0121 809 6158
Photo of Laura Gwilt in B15, England
Laura Gwilt
Hi, I'm Laura! In a compassionate and authentic setting, my work involves empowering children, young people and adults. Individuals with whom I work with are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe environment, leading to improved psychological well-being. I have worked with children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma and abuse, whilst being trained in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Authenticity and honesty are amongst my main priorities during treatment, ensuring clients leave therapy feeling informed and confident in managing their mental wellbeing.
Hi, I'm Laura! In a compassionate and authentic setting, my work involves empowering children, young people and adults. Individuals with whom I work with are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe environment, leading to improved psychological well-being. I have worked with children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma and abuse, whilst being trained in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Authenticity and honesty are amongst my main priorities during treatment, ensuring clients leave therapy feeling informed and confident in managing their mental wellbeing.
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Dr Satbinder Kaur Bhogal
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
I work with both children and adults and have a keen interest in working with those who have experienced complex/relational trauma with or without self harming/suicidal behaviour. My experience is with those who are often diagnosed with 'Personality Disorder.' I also work with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship and work towards understanding the emotional conflicts, that result in the relationship being strained or likely to end without support. There is no one size fits all therapeutic approach and so I place importance on developing a shared understanding of what the core emotional issues are that impact you.
I work with both children and adults and have a keen interest in working with those who have experienced complex/relational trauma with or without self harming/suicidal behaviour. My experience is with those who are often diagnosed with 'Personality Disorder.' I also work with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship and work towards understanding the emotional conflicts, that result in the relationship being strained or likely to end without support. There is no one size fits all therapeutic approach and so I place importance on developing a shared understanding of what the core emotional issues are that impact you.
01564 334869 View 01564 334869
Photo of Christine Gault, Psychotherapist in B15, England
Christine Gault
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Are you a Highly Sensitive Person who finds themselves overwhelmed in a variety of situations Do you find yourself struggling in relationships, friendship groups or work. Do you suffer with: childhood trauma, anxiety, low mood, sexuality issues. Do suffer with chronic ill health, fatigue, fibromyalgia or other unexplained disease? Do you feel isolated, lonely, different/separate from others. Are you keeping your physical, emotional, mental, sexual or spiritual struggles secret?
Are you a Highly Sensitive Person who finds themselves overwhelmed in a variety of situations Do you find yourself struggling in relationships, friendship groups or work. Do you suffer with: childhood trauma, anxiety, low mood, sexuality issues. Do suffer with chronic ill health, fatigue, fibromyalgia or other unexplained disease? Do you feel isolated, lonely, different/separate from others. Are you keeping your physical, emotional, mental, sexual or spiritual struggles secret?
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Photo of Dr Lalitaa Suglani, Psychologist in B15, England
Dr Lalitaa Suglani
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? stressed? not understanding why you are not able to move forward? struggle in relationships? I offer a simple tailored process for you to create life-lasting changes. Benefit from confidential sessions to overcome self-doubt, get to the top of your game and be recognised as a truly effective leader you are capable of becoming. I have helped thousands of people reach their goals in their personal and professional life to feel a sense of achievement and success. I am a Psychologist, Mindfulness Expert & Life Coach. My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research.
Do you feel stuck? stressed? not understanding why you are not able to move forward? struggle in relationships? I offer a simple tailored process for you to create life-lasting changes. Benefit from confidential sessions to overcome self-doubt, get to the top of your game and be recognised as a truly effective leader you are capable of becoming. I have helped thousands of people reach their goals in their personal and professional life to feel a sense of achievement and success. I am a Psychologist, Mindfulness Expert & Life Coach. My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research.
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Michael Swift
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
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Photo of Balwinder Hunjan, Psychotherapist in B15, England
Balwinder Hunjan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Do you feel that nobody understands? What or how do you change things? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I work with clients from various cross-sections of the community and with a varied age group. I am culturally sensitive and understand the needs and expectations of different cultural groups. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic environment for you to discuss issues which may be affecting you. I have considerable experience working with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Do you feel that nobody understands? What or how do you change things? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I work with clients from various cross-sections of the community and with a varied age group. I am culturally sensitive and understand the needs and expectations of different cultural groups. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic environment for you to discuss issues which may be affecting you. I have considerable experience working with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
0121 827 7766 View 0121 827 7766
Photo of Rosa Chillari, Psychologist in B15, England
Rosa Chillari
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
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Photo of Dr Lianne Beadsmoore, Psychologist in B15, England
Dr Lianne Beadsmoore
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
My name is Lianne and I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist and a Qualified EMDR Therapist. I have a broad range of experience in helping individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I am committed to providing a supportive and empathetic environment where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions.
My name is Lianne and I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist and a Qualified EMDR Therapist. I have a broad range of experience in helping individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I am committed to providing a supportive and empathetic environment where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions.
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DFA Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Are you feeling low or anxious? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship? Maybe you are feeling that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your challenges may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote self-awareness and healing by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and behaviours. I have the psychological tools and professional experience to help you live the life you deserve.
Are you feeling low or anxious? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship? Maybe you are feeling that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your challenges may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote self-awareness and healing by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and behaviours. I have the psychological tools and professional experience to help you live the life you deserve.
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Photo of Mario Uosis-Martin, Psychotherapist in B15, England
Mario Uosis-Martin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Do you struggle with depression or struggle to control your anger? Perhaps childhood trauma is haunting you or climate warming causes you anxiety, whatever the struggle, I am here to help. Get in touch if you are looking for a warm, understanding, and supportive therapist and want to gain better control of your life, and find your true self. I am a registered and qualified therapist working nationwide ONLINE only.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Do you struggle with depression or struggle to control your anger? Perhaps childhood trauma is haunting you or climate warming causes you anxiety, whatever the struggle, I am here to help. Get in touch if you are looking for a warm, understanding, and supportive therapist and want to gain better control of your life, and find your true self. I am a registered and qualified therapist working nationwide ONLINE only.
0161 524 0472 View 0161 524 0472
Photo of Suzanne Davies, Psychologist in B15, England
Suzanne Davies
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and provider of independent clinical psychology services based in Bromsgrove and have more than 14 years experience working in the NHS. I now work exclusively in private practice. I work with adults of all ages and offer a highly professional and confidential service offering assessment, therapy, supervision and consultation. I am committed and enthusiastic about helping people to achieve their goals and make the changes they would like to in their life. My practice is informed by the evidence base and I engage in regular continuous professional development (CPD) and supervision.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and provider of independent clinical psychology services based in Bromsgrove and have more than 14 years experience working in the NHS. I now work exclusively in private practice. I work with adults of all ages and offer a highly professional and confidential service offering assessment, therapy, supervision and consultation. I am committed and enthusiastic about helping people to achieve their goals and make the changes they would like to in their life. My practice is informed by the evidence base and I engage in regular continuous professional development (CPD) and supervision.
07480 486472 View 07480 486472
Photo of Openforwards, Psychotherapist in B15, England
Openforwards
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you need ways to relax, lift your mood and build your confidence? My name is Jim Lucas and I run a Psychology Service based in Birmingham and Online. We teach you the best ways to deal with your anxiety, reduce depression, manage work-related stress and self-esteem. We'll help you get to the root of the problems quickly. And, we'll make sure you get fully equipped to handle these difficulties on your own. Get in touch to speak with a CBT-Psychology Expert or visit our online shop to see our ebooks and online courses. Go to www.openforwards.com
Do you need ways to relax, lift your mood and build your confidence? My name is Jim Lucas and I run a Psychology Service based in Birmingham and Online. We teach you the best ways to deal with your anxiety, reduce depression, manage work-related stress and self-esteem. We'll help you get to the root of the problems quickly. And, we'll make sure you get fully equipped to handle these difficulties on your own. Get in touch to speak with a CBT-Psychology Expert or visit our online shop to see our ebooks and online courses. Go to www.openforwards.com
0121 726 1175 View 0121 726 1175
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Suki Yip
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Suki and welcome to my page. I am an accredited member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental counselling service dedicated to helping those who are experiencing challenging and difficult times in their lives. I will create a safe space to explore whatever it is that's concerning you and help you to cope and resolve whatever is causing you distress. My aim is to help you feel validated and heard as I believe all feelings are valid and important to you. I believe there is a solution to every problem and together we can work on finding a positive way forward.
Hello my name is Suki and welcome to my page. I am an accredited member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental counselling service dedicated to helping those who are experiencing challenging and difficult times in their lives. I will create a safe space to explore whatever it is that's concerning you and help you to cope and resolve whatever is causing you distress. My aim is to help you feel validated and heard as I believe all feelings are valid and important to you. I believe there is a solution to every problem and together we can work on finding a positive way forward.
0121 728 2220 View 0121 728 2220
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Sharon Hinsull
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
Seeking out the services of a suitable therapist can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Perhaps you're currently undergoing a particularly stressful or distressing period in your life, struggling to cope with mounting pressures at home or work, experiencing feelings of sadness or loss, relationship difficulties, or unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances. Maybe you are seeking help with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, aiming to find ways of better managing your condition and its impact on your everyday life. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I'm here to offer you my support.
Seeking out the services of a suitable therapist can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Perhaps you're currently undergoing a particularly stressful or distressing period in your life, struggling to cope with mounting pressures at home or work, experiencing feelings of sadness or loss, relationship difficulties, or unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances. Maybe you are seeking help with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, aiming to find ways of better managing your condition and its impact on your everyday life. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I'm here to offer you my support.
0121 728 2398 View 0121 728 2398

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Number of Counsellors in B15

40+

Average cost per session

£64

Counsellors in B15 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
93% Self Esteem
91% Relationship Issues
91% Stress
78% Trauma and PTSD
74% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aviva
73% Bupa
67% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in B15 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in B15?

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.