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Angela Verity
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Angela. Coming to counselling can feel like such a big step. There may be an obvious reason as to why you're feeling low, such as bereavement or a traumatic event. Equally you could be feeling sad and you don't really understand why. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety or depression, or you're having panic attacks? Many people are struggling with their mental health for the first time due to COVID 19. Whatever you're going through I'd like to help you feel better. I'm trained in both Person Centred Counselling and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). You can choose to work with either model or a combination of the two.
Hi I'm Angela. Coming to counselling can feel like such a big step. There may be an obvious reason as to why you're feeling low, such as bereavement or a traumatic event. Equally you could be feeling sad and you don't really understand why. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety or depression, or you're having panic attacks? Many people are struggling with their mental health for the first time due to COVID 19. Whatever you're going through I'd like to help you feel better. I'm trained in both Person Centred Counselling and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). You can choose to work with either model or a combination of the two.
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Taslim Counselling and Supervision
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hello! I am a Person Centred Counsellor and psychotherapist as well as a Qualified Clinical Supervisor. I am ICO registered as well as a registered member of the BACP. I have varied experience of working with individuals, who have experienced mental health difficulties including anxiety, self-esteem issues, domestic abuse, trauma and depression. I have worked for the Private sector and Education both locally and abroad in the Middle East. I also have experience working with organisations offering EAP support as well as helpline services via the telephone, online, in person and through webchats. ​
Hello! I am a Person Centred Counsellor and psychotherapist as well as a Qualified Clinical Supervisor. I am ICO registered as well as a registered member of the BACP. I have varied experience of working with individuals, who have experienced mental health difficulties including anxiety, self-esteem issues, domestic abuse, trauma and depression. I have worked for the Private sector and Education both locally and abroad in the Middle East. I also have experience working with organisations offering EAP support as well as helpline services via the telephone, online, in person and through webchats. ​
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Uzma Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I provide counselling to individuals with complex requirements as a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist. I have expertise working with clients who have a variety of issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety and loss, relationship issues and breakups, PTSD, Autism, attachment issues, and child abuse. I have experience working with people who are also recovering addicts. Providing counselling in Urdu and Punjabi to clients has been my area of expertise, as I am a multilingual therapist.
I provide counselling to individuals with complex requirements as a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist. I have expertise working with clients who have a variety of issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety and loss, relationship issues and breakups, PTSD, Autism, attachment issues, and child abuse. I have experience working with people who are also recovering addicts. Providing counselling in Urdu and Punjabi to clients has been my area of expertise, as I am a multilingual therapist.
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Khafayah Agbeke Abdulsalam
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackburn BB1  (Online Only)
Do you find it difficult to talk to family and friends about challenges or life struggles you are going through? Do you experience feelings of overwhelm, depression, abuse, trauma, grief, bereavement etc.? Do you wish you could speak to a qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space? I will help you look inside out and build your self-esteem, self-awareness, boldness, and confidence? As you begin your journey of self-healing and self-awareness. As a qualified registered counsellor, working together, I will support having a more profound understanding & renewed relationship with yourself.
Do you find it difficult to talk to family and friends about challenges or life struggles you are going through? Do you experience feelings of overwhelm, depression, abuse, trauma, grief, bereavement etc.? Do you wish you could speak to a qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space? I will help you look inside out and build your self-esteem, self-awareness, boldness, and confidence? As you begin your journey of self-healing and self-awareness. As a qualified registered counsellor, working together, I will support having a more profound understanding & renewed relationship with yourself.
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Abida Haroon
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Blackburn BB1  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can be tough and talking about the challenges and struggles we go through with our loved ones can be even more difficult and it can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Asking for help is not easy and if you have not experienced counselling before you may find your self asking the question, do i need counselling? If you feel the need to gain insight and self awareness than counselling is a safe place for you to start your journey of self healing. We are living in the time of uncertainty and many of us are feeling stressed and anxious.It can be helpful to talk to a professional who can provide an outside perspective.
Sometimes life can be tough and talking about the challenges and struggles we go through with our loved ones can be even more difficult and it can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Asking for help is not easy and if you have not experienced counselling before you may find your self asking the question, do i need counselling? If you feel the need to gain insight and self awareness than counselling is a safe place for you to start your journey of self healing. We are living in the time of uncertainty and many of us are feeling stressed and anxious.It can be helpful to talk to a professional who can provide an outside perspective.
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Imogen Hg-Johnson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I work with a trusted methodology removing all blind spots, fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. Allowing my clients to make accurate decisions, smarter, so they maximise their own personal results in less time....My expertise is in Self-harm, Substance misuse, Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexuality / Identity Crisis & Shame around Learning Difficulties (which may have led to isolation, inability to stay focused and deviance) and more recently within the area of 'interpersonal trauma within relational dynamics'.
I work with a trusted methodology removing all blind spots, fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. Allowing my clients to make accurate decisions, smarter, so they maximise their own personal results in less time....My expertise is in Self-harm, Substance misuse, Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexuality / Identity Crisis & Shame around Learning Difficulties (which may have led to isolation, inability to stay focused and deviance) and more recently within the area of 'interpersonal trauma within relational dynamics'.
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U Got This, Mental health & Wellbeing clinic
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Want to GET BETTER & NOT JUST manage your mental health? Dealing with unresolved Anxiety & Depression can be debilitating, leaving you feeling like you wIill never get better. Your relationships, performance and confidence may suffer, you may dread the future and tired of wearing a mask & being positive. You may have been to see your GP or tried many therapies and still feel unwell. If this is you perhaps it’s time for further more therapy. The clinic offers unique techniques that are proving to be highly successful in the treatment for Mental health with growing 5 STAR Reviews. Referrals accepted from other therapists to.
Want to GET BETTER & NOT JUST manage your mental health? Dealing with unresolved Anxiety & Depression can be debilitating, leaving you feeling like you wIill never get better. Your relationships, performance and confidence may suffer, you may dread the future and tired of wearing a mask & being positive. You may have been to see your GP or tried many therapies and still feel unwell. If this is you perhaps it’s time for further more therapy. The clinic offers unique techniques that are proving to be highly successful in the treatment for Mental health with growing 5 STAR Reviews. Referrals accepted from other therapists to.
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John Warrington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm John. I offer down to earth counselling to help you make sense of whatever it is you're experiencing. I will offer you time and space for you to talk through your problems confidentially. I am there to listen to you. I will not use complicated jargon but will listen to what you have to say, with an appropriate use of humour to put you at ease. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and being genuine. I served in the Royal Navy and worked in high-pressured Businesses. My Facebook Page is Counselling Minds. Also on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. Thanks for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
Hi, I'm John. I offer down to earth counselling to help you make sense of whatever it is you're experiencing. I will offer you time and space for you to talk through your problems confidentially. I am there to listen to you. I will not use complicated jargon but will listen to what you have to say, with an appropriate use of humour to put you at ease. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and being genuine. I served in the Royal Navy and worked in high-pressured Businesses. My Facebook Page is Counselling Minds. Also on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. Thanks for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
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Baldwin Therapy EMDR, Counsellor, CBT, Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Baldwin Therapy offer EMDR, Counselling, CBT, Professional Supervision and training which can be delivered as face to face or online. Our therapists have over 22 years' experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulty including anxiety and depression. The therapists work alongside the NHS, Private sector, the local authority and Education. A FREE 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and to look at what therapy would be best is available on request. Baldwin Therapy have both Male and Female therapists.
Baldwin Therapy offer EMDR, Counselling, CBT, Professional Supervision and training which can be delivered as face to face or online. Our therapists have over 22 years' experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulty including anxiety and depression. The therapists work alongside the NHS, Private sector, the local authority and Education. A FREE 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and to look at what therapy would be best is available on request. Baldwin Therapy have both Male and Female therapists.
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Mohammed Yassar Ali
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2001 and have worked within the private, public and voluntary sectors. I trained as a Counsellor in 2000 at St John's University in York and completed my Masters at the University of Manchester in Counselling Studies thereafter progressing on to the Professional Doctoral Program in Counselling Studies. Alongside my counselling experience I have many other additional qualifications and certificates of competence in a range of areas and I aim to help my clients with a competent, compassionate and empathic approach.
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2001 and have worked within the private, public and voluntary sectors. I trained as a Counsellor in 2000 at St John's University in York and completed my Masters at the University of Manchester in Counselling Studies thereafter progressing on to the Professional Doctoral Program in Counselling Studies. Alongside my counselling experience I have many other additional qualifications and certificates of competence in a range of areas and I aim to help my clients with a competent, compassionate and empathic approach.
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Kyle Thurlow
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
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Cherie Deakin Psychotherapy Supervisor
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
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Jo Mellor Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Since I began my counselling journey I have helped many people deal with the difficulties that life throws at us. No one is immune from problems, from the past or in the present. I offer a non judgemental confidential and safe space for you to explore and work through your issues. I work safely and ethically and always have your best interests at heart. I believe we all have the answers inside us and with a little help we can find the solutions that are best for us. I believe that mental health is equal to physical health, often we do not recognise that everyday stress is effecting our ability to cope with everyday life.
Since I began my counselling journey I have helped many people deal with the difficulties that life throws at us. No one is immune from problems, from the past or in the present. I offer a non judgemental confidential and safe space for you to explore and work through your issues. I work safely and ethically and always have your best interests at heart. I believe we all have the answers inside us and with a little help we can find the solutions that are best for us. I believe that mental health is equal to physical health, often we do not recognise that everyday stress is effecting our ability to cope with everyday life.
01254 786639 View 01254 786639
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Patrick Doyle
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a highly qualified and experienced consultant psychotherapist and supervisor with 20 years experience and recognised clinical expertise in the treatment and assessment of a wide range of mental health problems (including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders and psychosis), problematic behaviours and addictions. My guiding aim is to help each client to the point where they no longer require therapy or medication, and can cope skilfully and independently with life’s challenges, and understand how the past can impede our ability to cope with the present.
I am a highly qualified and experienced consultant psychotherapist and supervisor with 20 years experience and recognised clinical expertise in the treatment and assessment of a wide range of mental health problems (including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders and psychosis), problematic behaviours and addictions. My guiding aim is to help each client to the point where they no longer require therapy or medication, and can cope skilfully and independently with life’s challenges, and understand how the past can impede our ability to cope with the present.
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Thomas Moffett
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Every person is unique and deserves a unique service, life maybe difficult at the present moment but that does not have to define who you are. Daily struggles can overwhelm us and the pressures can become unbearable, the important thing is you don't have to deal with this alone. As your therapist I am here to listen and assist you in finding the answers deep within, allowing you to access the body's own amazing resources that can help change your current situation. I can call upon a range of different therapies in order for you to achieve this including brainspotting to work with trauma, in a safe non judgmental environment.
Every person is unique and deserves a unique service, life maybe difficult at the present moment but that does not have to define who you are. Daily struggles can overwhelm us and the pressures can become unbearable, the important thing is you don't have to deal with this alone. As your therapist I am here to listen and assist you in finding the answers deep within, allowing you to access the body's own amazing resources that can help change your current situation. I can call upon a range of different therapies in order for you to achieve this including brainspotting to work with trauma, in a safe non judgmental environment.
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Sam Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello! My name is Sam. I am a Counsellor delivering one to one and couples counselling sessions from rooms in Burnley and Blackburn. I am able to offer you choice and flexibility when choosing counselling sessions. By reading my profile you have taken the first step in focusing on what you need. The next step is finding a safe confidential space to talk and share, I offer this opportunity where you can bring your worries, experiences and challenges and be heard. What is going on for you? what would you like to achieve? I will be with you when you are finding your goals and when you take the step in identifying how to reach them.
Hello! My name is Sam. I am a Counsellor delivering one to one and couples counselling sessions from rooms in Burnley and Blackburn. I am able to offer you choice and flexibility when choosing counselling sessions. By reading my profile you have taken the first step in focusing on what you need. The next step is finding a safe confidential space to talk and share, I offer this opportunity where you can bring your worries, experiences and challenges and be heard. What is going on for you? what would you like to achieve? I will be with you when you are finding your goals and when you take the step in identifying how to reach them.
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Photo of Ifthakar Khaliq, Counsellor in BB1, England
Ifthakar Khaliq
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you have reached this page then you have taken the most difficult step in looking for support. Now it's just a matter of reaching out. Chances are you may be experiencing some emotional difficulty or you may be struggling to make sense of your thoughts, feelings & experiences, or break old habits or patterns of behaviour. To find more balance or clarity around what’s going on for you. Or you may just know that you want to change an area of your life. So whatever your reason for seeking support I firmly believe that you can do this and benefit, from a period of therapy. It is just a matter of reaching out and trusting the process.
If you have reached this page then you have taken the most difficult step in looking for support. Now it's just a matter of reaching out. Chances are you may be experiencing some emotional difficulty or you may be struggling to make sense of your thoughts, feelings & experiences, or break old habits or patterns of behaviour. To find more balance or clarity around what’s going on for you. Or you may just know that you want to change an area of your life. So whatever your reason for seeking support I firmly believe that you can do this and benefit, from a period of therapy. It is just a matter of reaching out and trusting the process.
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Karma Minds Training & Personal Development Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I work as an integrated therapist. I believe that if given the right conditions, that everyone has the desire and capacity for personal growth and change. I work giving you unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence, allowing you the time and space to explore your feelings and work through your problems I work with you to your own agenda and at your own pace. I believe that you are your own expert and have the capacity to find your own solutions and a way forward. Helping you come to terms with any feelings and to change and develop for the future in your own way and time. My specialist field is anxiety management.
I work as an integrated therapist. I believe that if given the right conditions, that everyone has the desire and capacity for personal growth and change. I work giving you unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence, allowing you the time and space to explore your feelings and work through your problems I work with you to your own agenda and at your own pace. I believe that you are your own expert and have the capacity to find your own solutions and a way forward. Helping you come to terms with any feelings and to change and develop for the future in your own way and time. My specialist field is anxiety management.
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Helena Smith
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
01254 927994 View 01254 927994
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Counselling and Psychotherapy Services NW
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you are feel that you are struggling with something that is preventing you from being your true self, it can help if you talk to someone who will profoundly listen and understand you. We all go through struggles in life and need support with things. I have been a therapist for 17 years and a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Currently online or phone, and also provide outdoor walk and talk sessions within nature settings.
If you are feel that you are struggling with something that is preventing you from being your true self, it can help if you talk to someone who will profoundly listen and understand you. We all go through struggles in life and need support with things. I have been a therapist for 17 years and a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Currently online or phone, and also provide outdoor walk and talk sessions within nature settings.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BB1

30+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in BB1 who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
94% Anxiety
87% Trauma and PTSD
87% Self Esteem
87% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
77% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
50% Health Assured
33% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in BB1 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BB1?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.