Photo of Sarah-Jane Wright, Counsellor in BH12, England
Sarah-Jane Wright
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
I am an Accredited Therapeutic Counsellor and Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Life can sometimes be difficult. Everyone experiences times in their lives when they need a little extra support. I understand how daunting it can be to even think about talking to a stranger, so I can offer an empathic, confidential space if you have an issue you are finding hard to deal with on your own. I recommend an introductory session in which we can discuss whatever is troubling you and see if you would feel comfortable talking to me. If so, we can work together to find a way to deal with it.
I am an Accredited Therapeutic Counsellor and Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Life can sometimes be difficult. Everyone experiences times in their lives when they need a little extra support. I understand how daunting it can be to even think about talking to a stranger, so I can offer an empathic, confidential space if you have an issue you are finding hard to deal with on your own. I recommend an introductory session in which we can discuss whatever is troubling you and see if you would feel comfortable talking to me. If so, we can work together to find a way to deal with it.
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Photo of Clare Morris Counselling, Counsellor in BH12, England
Clare Morris Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. My name is Clare and I am a BACP registered, Person-Centred counsellor offering either online or face to face appointments in Branksome, Poole, Dorset. ‘Person-Centred’ means we can work together in a way which suits you best, using a range of methods, tools and approaches to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Counselling offers a secure, safe, confidential relationship in which to uncover, explore and understand experiences which are impacting on your psychological, emotional and physical well-being. It can be long or short term and you choose how far you want or need to go.
Hello and welcome. My name is Clare and I am a BACP registered, Person-Centred counsellor offering either online or face to face appointments in Branksome, Poole, Dorset. ‘Person-Centred’ means we can work together in a way which suits you best, using a range of methods, tools and approaches to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Counselling offers a secure, safe, confidential relationship in which to uncover, explore and understand experiences which are impacting on your psychological, emotional and physical well-being. It can be long or short term and you choose how far you want or need to go.
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Photo of Melanie Rivera, Counsellor in BH12, England
Melanie Rivera
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Melanie, a Dorset-based Counsellor, Integrative Therapist & Wellbeing Coach. I provide private 1-1 sessions to adults 18+ locally and remotely (online) to adults anywhere across the UK. At the heart of the therapeutic work is developing a strong alliance with my clients and providing a safe, non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings about troubling things. Counselling and Integrative Therapy can help with a wide range of (short and long-term) issues, including; Low self-esteem, Life purpose, Change and Loss, Relationship & Attachment issues, Trauma, Poor coping skills, Bad habits, Depression and Anxiety.
Hi, I'm Melanie, a Dorset-based Counsellor, Integrative Therapist & Wellbeing Coach. I provide private 1-1 sessions to adults 18+ locally and remotely (online) to adults anywhere across the UK. At the heart of the therapeutic work is developing a strong alliance with my clients and providing a safe, non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings about troubling things. Counselling and Integrative Therapy can help with a wide range of (short and long-term) issues, including; Low self-esteem, Life purpose, Change and Loss, Relationship & Attachment issues, Trauma, Poor coping skills, Bad habits, Depression and Anxiety.
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Photo of Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy , Counsellor in BH12, England
Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
If you are struggling to cope or left with the impact of trauma / abuse, i offer a safe confidential environment to help you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. I draw upon a range of different approaches, specialising in Humanistic Integrative & Third Wave CBT. Perhaps your problems are affecting your relationships or work life? Everybody experiences things differently, and together we can come up with a treatment plan that will fit just for you and help you to progress and change the things you wish to. Gain insight, clarity and direction as you progress toward a better understanding, and improved mental health.
If you are struggling to cope or left with the impact of trauma / abuse, i offer a safe confidential environment to help you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. I draw upon a range of different approaches, specialising in Humanistic Integrative & Third Wave CBT. Perhaps your problems are affecting your relationships or work life? Everybody experiences things differently, and together we can come up with a treatment plan that will fit just for you and help you to progress and change the things you wish to. Gain insight, clarity and direction as you progress toward a better understanding, and improved mental health.
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Photo of Emma Elizabeth Covernton, Psychologist in BH12, England
Emma Elizabeth Covernton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Hi I am Dr Covernton, a registered Clinical Psychologist. I am passionate about offering affordable therapy to individuals, couples and families which is meaningful and effective. I offer a complimentary video assessment session to allow you time to share why you are seeking help and whether you would like to work with me towards positive change.
Hi I am Dr Covernton, a registered Clinical Psychologist. I am passionate about offering affordable therapy to individuals, couples and families which is meaningful and effective. I offer a complimentary video assessment session to allow you time to share why you are seeking help and whether you would like to work with me towards positive change.
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Photo of Corrie Talty, Counsellor in BH12, England
Corrie Talty
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Poole BH12  (Online Only)
At times life can be tough and we have all needed some support at one time or another. You may be experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety or facing situations your struggling to make sense of. Counselling offers a safe space where you can understand and discover your genuine thoughts and feelings without fear or judgment. We all have a right to be our true selves and to feel heard and understood by someone who genuinely cares and respects us.
At times life can be tough and we have all needed some support at one time or another. You may be experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety or facing situations your struggling to make sense of. Counselling offers a safe space where you can understand and discover your genuine thoughts and feelings without fear or judgment. We all have a right to be our true selves and to feel heard and understood by someone who genuinely cares and respects us.
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Photo of Gill Patricia de Sylva, Psychotherapist in BH12, England
Gill Patricia de Sylva
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
We all struggle at times to manage the pressures of everyday life. It maybe feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, recent or past trauma, anger or relationship difficulties. I am integratively trained meaning I value your individuality and can tailor my approach to your own unique needs. I am non-judgemental and offer empathy and warmth. We will work together to achieve your goals. I believe each client has the healing potential within to overcome life problems. The relationship we build together provides support and facilitates awareness, insight and personal growth thus allowing a more empowered happier life.
We all struggle at times to manage the pressures of everyday life. It maybe feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, recent or past trauma, anger or relationship difficulties. I am integratively trained meaning I value your individuality and can tailor my approach to your own unique needs. I am non-judgemental and offer empathy and warmth. We will work together to achieve your goals. I believe each client has the healing potential within to overcome life problems. The relationship we build together provides support and facilitates awareness, insight and personal growth thus allowing a more empowered happier life.
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Photo of Mandy Jane Nicholson, Counsellor in BH12, England
Mandy Jane Nicholson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Waitlist for new clients
I am an empathic, approachable and experienced (5yrs) Humanistic Integrative LGBTQ affirmative counsellor. I also integrate CBT into my practice particularly when working with anxiety. I have facilitated numerous Wellbeing Support Groups for Dorset Mind including 2 LGBTQ peer-support talking groups and an anxiety support group. My private practice was based at Over the Rainbow Sexual Health Clinic in Bournemouth for 5 years where I have had the privilege of working with a variety of LGBTQ people experiencing numerous Wellbeing Challenges including:Post Traumatic Injury, OCD, Depression, Social Anxiety and Emotionally Unstable PD.
I am an empathic, approachable and experienced (5yrs) Humanistic Integrative LGBTQ affirmative counsellor. I also integrate CBT into my practice particularly when working with anxiety. I have facilitated numerous Wellbeing Support Groups for Dorset Mind including 2 LGBTQ peer-support talking groups and an anxiety support group. My private practice was based at Over the Rainbow Sexual Health Clinic in Bournemouth for 5 years where I have had the privilege of working with a variety of LGBTQ people experiencing numerous Wellbeing Challenges including:Post Traumatic Injury, OCD, Depression, Social Anxiety and Emotionally Unstable PD.
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Photo of Dr Tina L Graham, Psychotherapist in BH12, England
Dr Tina L Graham
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Hello Change Seekers, I'm Tina & I've been working with people therapeutically since 1995; both as a psychotherapist and as a clinical supervisior. Following my early qualifications, I continued on with academic studies because I came to realise that the nature of the therapeutic relationship was crucial. Within that Real and Authentic relationship we can hold space for so many difficulties and reach new insights and depths of understanding about ourselves and how to integrate that knowledge to live our best lives. Ideally you will be open to explore, integrate, share, be vulnerable, want to develop and grow & reclaim yourself fully
Hello Change Seekers, I'm Tina & I've been working with people therapeutically since 1995; both as a psychotherapist and as a clinical supervisior. Following my early qualifications, I continued on with academic studies because I came to realise that the nature of the therapeutic relationship was crucial. Within that Real and Authentic relationship we can hold space for so many difficulties and reach new insights and depths of understanding about ourselves and how to integrate that knowledge to live our best lives. Ideally you will be open to explore, integrate, share, be vulnerable, want to develop and grow & reclaim yourself fully
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Photo of Calm Harbour Counselling, Counsellor in BH12, England
Calm Harbour Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Hello my name is Janis, with experience in working with trauma, anxiety, stress, PTSD and neurodiversity. Having worked with a number of adults and young people when life stresses have become overwhelming, this can be at home, school, work or non specific. Working together to explore, understand and to work-through your difficulties is a healing process that can help you reframe the way you relate to yourself, your personal history and your personal relationships.
Hello my name is Janis, with experience in working with trauma, anxiety, stress, PTSD and neurodiversity. Having worked with a number of adults and young people when life stresses have become overwhelming, this can be at home, school, work or non specific. Working together to explore, understand and to work-through your difficulties is a healing process that can help you reframe the way you relate to yourself, your personal history and your personal relationships.
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Photo of Denise White - Specialist Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist in BH12, England
Denise White - Specialist Relationship Therapist
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
I am a specialist relationship therapist, qualified to support you as a couple or individual. When relationships become challenging, I can help you work through the uncertainty, confusion, conflict and disconnection, allowing you to move forward in your life and relationships, with clarity and understanding.
I am a specialist relationship therapist, qualified to support you as a couple or individual. When relationships become challenging, I can help you work through the uncertainty, confusion, conflict and disconnection, allowing you to move forward in your life and relationships, with clarity and understanding.
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Photo of Cathy Crammer, Counsellor in BH12, England
Cathy Crammer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Hi I’m Cathy. I offer counselling to adults and young people over age 16+. I can provide support in a variety areas including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self esteem, relationship problems and also specialise in eating disorders, body image issues and grief/loss. Counselling sessions can be in person, by Zoom, phone or Walk and Talk outdoors. I offer a discount to NUS and Counselling Students. I offer a non judgemental environment to help you explore problems. If you are looking for support please get in touch.
Hi I’m Cathy. I offer counselling to adults and young people over age 16+. I can provide support in a variety areas including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self esteem, relationship problems and also specialise in eating disorders, body image issues and grief/loss. Counselling sessions can be in person, by Zoom, phone or Walk and Talk outdoors. I offer a discount to NUS and Counselling Students. I offer a non judgemental environment to help you explore problems. If you are looking for support please get in touch.
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Photo of Joanna Atkinson, Counsellor in BH12, England
Joanna Atkinson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
We all go through life experiencing good and bad moments, but sometimes the bad experiences can become too overwhelming to manage them on our own. Sometimes they may be a result of sudden changes which life throws at us unexpectedly leaving us vulnerable and lost in a new reality and sometimes it may be that we want to change something in our lives, but don’t really know how, which leaves us feeling stuck and helpless. If this sounds familiar to how you feel why not try counselling? Talking to someone you can trust who can listen without any judgement can be very helpful especially in these challenging times.
We all go through life experiencing good and bad moments, but sometimes the bad experiences can become too overwhelming to manage them on our own. Sometimes they may be a result of sudden changes which life throws at us unexpectedly leaving us vulnerable and lost in a new reality and sometimes it may be that we want to change something in our lives, but don’t really know how, which leaves us feeling stuck and helpless. If this sounds familiar to how you feel why not try counselling? Talking to someone you can trust who can listen without any judgement can be very helpful especially in these challenging times.
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Photo of Dr Sophia Chambers, Psychologist in BH12, England
Dr Sophia Chambers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH12
Waitlist for new clients
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
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Photo of Barbara Perini, Psychotherapist in BH12, England
Barbara Perini
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
When starting therapy you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light. The unconscious material, memories and traumas, will be able to emerge in a setting where they can be processed safely. The first session is an opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and to establish goals for our sessions. Therapy can be challenging and difficult at times, but I will be there to support you all the way through it.
When starting therapy you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light. The unconscious material, memories and traumas, will be able to emerge in a setting where they can be processed safely. The first session is an opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and to establish goals for our sessions. Therapy can be challenging and difficult at times, but I will be there to support you all the way through it.
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Photo of Deborah Aita, Psychotherapist in BH12, England
Deborah Aita
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
I am an arts psychotherapist skilled in psychological therapies that combine talking with creative approaches. Words are often not enough to say what ails a person but coming at a problem creatively expresses thoughts and feelings in an 'oblique' way to say what might otherwise feel too difficult to express, and this is how arts psychotherapy works. But you yourself need have no experience of the arts, just an openness to thinking creatively around the issues you bring to therapy. I will support you to express yourself creatively so as to make connections between your conscious and unconscious feelings and thoughts.
I am an arts psychotherapist skilled in psychological therapies that combine talking with creative approaches. Words are often not enough to say what ails a person but coming at a problem creatively expresses thoughts and feelings in an 'oblique' way to say what might otherwise feel too difficult to express, and this is how arts psychotherapy works. But you yourself need have no experience of the arts, just an openness to thinking creatively around the issues you bring to therapy. I will support you to express yourself creatively so as to make connections between your conscious and unconscious feelings and thoughts.
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Photo of Be U Counselling Service, Counsellor in BH12, England
Be U Counselling Service
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH12
Hi, my name is Kruti and my aim is to provide you with a safe, non judgemental environment where you can grow and develop. Using an integrative approach I can help you explore yourself so you can find your inner peace and reach your full potential.
Hi, my name is Kruti and my aim is to provide you with a safe, non judgemental environment where you can grow and develop. Using an integrative approach I can help you explore yourself so you can find your inner peace and reach your full potential.
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Photo of Mandy Heath, Counsellor in BH12, England
Mandy Heath
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Are you telling people you are 'fine' even though you know you are not? Maybe you are going through a bereavement, a life transition, a difficult period of your life and need some emotional support? Maybe you have already experienced difficulties in your life and are struggling with the way you feel on the other side of it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression?
Are you telling people you are 'fine' even though you know you are not? Maybe you are going through a bereavement, a life transition, a difficult period of your life and need some emotional support? Maybe you have already experienced difficulties in your life and are struggling with the way you feel on the other side of it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression?
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Photo of Neuropsychology Dorset, Psychologist in BH12, England
Neuropsychology Dorset
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH12
Neuropsychology Dorset consists of HCPC registered Clinical Psychologists that specialise in the assessment, diagnosis, and intervention of adults with neurodiversity such as autism, ADHD, and neurological conditions. We can also provide psychological therapy for a range of conditions - to find out more, please visit our website at www.neuropsychologydorset.co.uk
Neuropsychology Dorset consists of HCPC registered Clinical Psychologists that specialise in the assessment, diagnosis, and intervention of adults with neurodiversity such as autism, ADHD, and neurological conditions. We can also provide psychological therapy for a range of conditions - to find out more, please visit our website at www.neuropsychologydorset.co.uk
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Photo of Anna Clarkstone, Psychotherapist in BH12, England
Anna Clarkstone
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
I am an accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I am trained in a variety of different counselling theories and aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential relationship, by walking alongside you, facilitating healing and enabling you to reach your goals. Counselling provides support and professional help by talking about the problems you are experiencing in life. I currently see clients online. Do feel free to contact me for an initial online chat or phone call.
I am an accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I am trained in a variety of different counselling theories and aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential relationship, by walking alongside you, facilitating healing and enabling you to reach your goals. Counselling provides support and professional help by talking about the problems you are experiencing in life. I currently see clients online. Do feel free to contact me for an initial online chat or phone call.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BH12

50+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in BH12 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
91% Self Esteem
88% Relationship Issues
88% Stress
82% Trauma and PTSD
77% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aviva
65% AXA PPP
52% Bupa

How Counsellors in BH12 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
6% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BH12?

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.