Photo of Janice Graham, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Janice Graham
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an experienced and BACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor. I can work short or long term. I always work towards the clients goals. I am happy to look at past issues, problems just arising or future concerns. I work one to one in person when possible or by phone if the client prefers. I am very empathic. Many people are struggling with everyday life and have unresolved issues which are affecting them or their relationships. I find that many of my clients are able to resolve these issues and feel much happier as they move forward. You may phone or WhatsApp me.
I am an experienced and BACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor. I can work short or long term. I always work towards the clients goals. I am happy to look at past issues, problems just arising or future concerns. I work one to one in person when possible or by phone if the client prefers. I am very empathic. Many people are struggling with everyday life and have unresolved issues which are affecting them or their relationships. I find that many of my clients are able to resolve these issues and feel much happier as they move forward. You may phone or WhatsApp me.
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Carol Rushmere
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be difficult sometimes and we can feel lonely, sad, confused, overwhelmed or just a bit lost and we don't know where to go next. We can experience anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties or life just feeling too difficult. Having time to explore your feelings and experiences free of judgment may be the help you need to find a better way forward. This can lead to self awareness and acceptance, helping us get the most out of life. Whether there is a specific problem or something from your past causing you difficulty, counselling can be a positive step forward to understanding and managing your life.
Life can be difficult sometimes and we can feel lonely, sad, confused, overwhelmed or just a bit lost and we don't know where to go next. We can experience anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties or life just feeling too difficult. Having time to explore your feelings and experiences free of judgment may be the help you need to find a better way forward. This can lead to self awareness and acceptance, helping us get the most out of life. Whether there is a specific problem or something from your past causing you difficulty, counselling can be a positive step forward to understanding and managing your life.
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Melanie Norris
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
As an individual or within a relationship, sometimes life can feel really difficult. Whether it's a temporary phase, distress in overcoming a difficult experience or unresolved problems from the past, we have all, at some point in our lives and relationships, experienced difficulty in understanding and making sense of our lives. This can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, angry or frustrated and questioning our ability or our confidence to cope. Counselling has many benefits and over time can help you make sense of feelings and difficulties leading to greater self awareness.
As an individual or within a relationship, sometimes life can feel really difficult. Whether it's a temporary phase, distress in overcoming a difficult experience or unresolved problems from the past, we have all, at some point in our lives and relationships, experienced difficulty in understanding and making sense of our lives. This can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, angry or frustrated and questioning our ability or our confidence to cope. Counselling has many benefits and over time can help you make sense of feelings and difficulties leading to greater self awareness.
01689 667420 View 01689 667420
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Yasin Hassan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Orpington BR6  (Online Only)
My hope is that over the course of our time together, you feel safe in bringing every part of yourself to our sessions. Whether you're feeling low, anxious, stuck, angry, happy, hopeful, relieved or anything in between, it's all welcome here.
My hope is that over the course of our time together, you feel safe in bringing every part of yourself to our sessions. Whether you're feeling low, anxious, stuck, angry, happy, hopeful, relieved or anything in between, it's all welcome here.
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Lucy Westwood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Having worked as a therapist for nearly 10 years, I have encountered a wide variety of mental health issues and I enjoy working with clients to move forward from their stuck point. I have also experienced significant mental health issues myself in the past so I can appreciate what it is like to reach for help. I feel that understanding and contentment are the underlying and achievable goals for client. I can offer individual, couple, family and group sessions. I am a qualified Supervisor and run individual and group sessions. I also present talks and CPD events on mental health and neurodiversity.
Having worked as a therapist for nearly 10 years, I have encountered a wide variety of mental health issues and I enjoy working with clients to move forward from their stuck point. I have also experienced significant mental health issues myself in the past so I can appreciate what it is like to reach for help. I feel that understanding and contentment are the underlying and achievable goals for client. I can offer individual, couple, family and group sessions. I am a qualified Supervisor and run individual and group sessions. I also present talks and CPD events on mental health and neurodiversity.
01689 666139 View 01689 666139
Photo of Amanda Katharine Dalsan, MBACP, Counsellor
Amanda Katharine Dalsan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you need space and time to talk? If so, I am here to offer you the time and space to explore your worries and concerns in a confidential and safe environment. In a busy world full of judgements and rules, I can offer you a space where your thoughts and worries will be heard, acknowledged and respected. I can provide you with a place where you will not feel judged and where you can feel free to express your deepest concerns. I can appreciate that making the first step can be incredibly challenging. If you have not experienced any counselling or psychotherapy before it is understandable that you may be nervous about what to expect.
Do you need space and time to talk? If so, I am here to offer you the time and space to explore your worries and concerns in a confidential and safe environment. In a busy world full of judgements and rules, I can offer you a space where your thoughts and worries will be heard, acknowledged and respected. I can provide you with a place where you will not feel judged and where you can feel free to express your deepest concerns. I can appreciate that making the first step can be incredibly challenging. If you have not experienced any counselling or psychotherapy before it is understandable that you may be nervous about what to expect.
07411 278341 View 07411 278341
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Vicky Tross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Counselling changed my life 11 years ago and I believe it can change yours too. Life can feel really hard at times and sometimes we might feel guilty or unreasonable for feeling this way because of a belief that there are always other people in a worse postition. All people's problems and difficulties are extremely unique and personal to them and I am passionate about helping people to understand why they think, feel and behave the way they do. Armed with this knowledge, people are able to start to take back control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and in turn, lead a happier, more content life.
Counselling changed my life 11 years ago and I believe it can change yours too. Life can feel really hard at times and sometimes we might feel guilty or unreasonable for feeling this way because of a belief that there are always other people in a worse postition. All people's problems and difficulties are extremely unique and personal to them and I am passionate about helping people to understand why they think, feel and behave the way they do. Armed with this knowledge, people are able to start to take back control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and in turn, lead a happier, more content life.
01689 661727 View 01689 661727
Photo of Sally Edwards - Sally Edwards, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Sally Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and trauma therapist located in Orpington, Kent, UK. I work in-person at my private practice and also work online with all over the UK and abroad. I specialise in the impacts of trauma and PTSD, from events such as childhood neglect, sexual abuse, assault, domestic violence, accidents, serious illness, workplace trauma and financial trauma. But I work with clients with many other life challenges and emotional difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, stress and overwhelm, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, life transitions, disordered eating and body image issues.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and trauma therapist located in Orpington, Kent, UK. I work in-person at my private practice and also work online with all over the UK and abroad. I specialise in the impacts of trauma and PTSD, from events such as childhood neglect, sexual abuse, assault, domestic violence, accidents, serious illness, workplace trauma and financial trauma. But I work with clients with many other life challenges and emotional difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, stress and overwhelm, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, life transitions, disordered eating and body image issues.
01689 661192 View 01689 661192
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Benita Seddon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I use various psychotherapeutic approaches to work alongside you in relation to: depression, anxiety, trauma & related issues, unwanted thoughts, loss, low self esteem, self identity, relationship difficulties. There is a basic need in all of us to be understood and accepted unconditionally. There are times in everyone's life where we all struggle in different ways. It can feel difficult to explore what is going on for us and why. At the heart of my role as your counsellor, my priority is to help you feel free and unjudged within the counselling space. Together we can explore whatever may be holding you back.
I use various psychotherapeutic approaches to work alongside you in relation to: depression, anxiety, trauma & related issues, unwanted thoughts, loss, low self esteem, self identity, relationship difficulties. There is a basic need in all of us to be understood and accepted unconditionally. There are times in everyone's life where we all struggle in different ways. It can feel difficult to explore what is going on for us and why. At the heart of my role as your counsellor, my priority is to help you feel free and unjudged within the counselling space. Together we can explore whatever may be holding you back.
01689 663132 View 01689 663132
Photo of Marion Larcombe MacCPH - Marion Larcombe  Psychotherapeutic MACCPH , Counsellor
Hi I’m Marion. When consumed by stress, anxiety, fear or depression we often feel a sense of hopelessness. I am a qualified, accredited Integrative Counsellor, which means I work with you as an individual and use the most beneficial Counselling techniques for you to gain the happier life you are looking for. This can be by Psychotherapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or a combination of techniques - whatever method is best for you! Together we will find solutions that will help you to be able to cope and have a happier life. I have overcome several challenges in my life and I believe no one should have to struggle alone.
Hi I’m Marion. When consumed by stress, anxiety, fear or depression we often feel a sense of hopelessness. I am a qualified, accredited Integrative Counsellor, which means I work with you as an individual and use the most beneficial Counselling techniques for you to gain the happier life you are looking for. This can be by Psychotherapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or a combination of techniques - whatever method is best for you! Together we will find solutions that will help you to be able to cope and have a happier life. I have overcome several challenges in my life and I believe no one should have to struggle alone.
01689 661708 View 01689 661708
Photo of Claire Golding, MBACP, Counsellor
Claire Golding
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I consider myself to be highly empathic, intuitive and compassionate, I try to fully understand what my client is experiencing and feeling. My aim as your counsellor is to give you a "safe" space to talk openly and honestly with out fear of judgement. I specialise in bereavement and loss, I'm confident working with clients who have depression or low moods, and anxiety. I have had specific training to work with client's who self harm, suffer with addiction and those who have suicidal thoughts or intrusive thoughts.
I consider myself to be highly empathic, intuitive and compassionate, I try to fully understand what my client is experiencing and feeling. My aim as your counsellor is to give you a "safe" space to talk openly and honestly with out fear of judgement. I specialise in bereavement and loss, I'm confident working with clients who have depression or low moods, and anxiety. I have had specific training to work with client's who self harm, suffer with addiction and those who have suicidal thoughts or intrusive thoughts.
020 3984 9222 View 020 3984 9222
Photo of Daniele Grainger, BACP, Counsellor
Daniele Grainger
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you have a feel anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem / low self confidence or a general feeling that things aren't right? Do you repeat the same behaviour/relationship patterns despite wanting to change? Do you feel stuck, or have difficulty letting go of negative thoughts? Counselling is a unique opportunity to understand how your experiences of the world impact on your life and relationships. If are looking to work through issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, setting healthy boundaries, co-dependency or narcissistic abuse, to improve self-esteem and feel connected to yourself and others, I can help.
Do you have a feel anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem / low self confidence or a general feeling that things aren't right? Do you repeat the same behaviour/relationship patterns despite wanting to change? Do you feel stuck, or have difficulty letting go of negative thoughts? Counselling is a unique opportunity to understand how your experiences of the world impact on your life and relationships. If are looking to work through issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, setting healthy boundaries, co-dependency or narcissistic abuse, to improve self-esteem and feel connected to yourself and others, I can help.
07793 551014 View 07793 551014
Photo of Jenny Edwards, MBACP, Counsellor
Jenny Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling stuck, not where you want to be? Do you feel low, but not sure why? Is life throwing you challenges? I offer a confidential, safe space to explore and process what is going on for you, at your own pace, I can offer support and guidance along the way in sessions to assist on your journey. Counselling focuses on you and identifying blocks and challenges that prevent you from living your life the way you want to live. If you are not certain of your end goals or know what your concerns are but feel like you need some space, need to talk maybe hear your thoughts do get in touch.
Feeling stuck, not where you want to be? Do you feel low, but not sure why? Is life throwing you challenges? I offer a confidential, safe space to explore and process what is going on for you, at your own pace, I can offer support and guidance along the way in sessions to assist on your journey. Counselling focuses on you and identifying blocks and challenges that prevent you from living your life the way you want to live. If you are not certain of your end goals or know what your concerns are but feel like you need some space, need to talk maybe hear your thoughts do get in touch.
01689 666181 View 01689 666181
Photo of Amanda Jane Morris. Counsellor Supervisor- Bacp Accred, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Amanda Jane Morris. Counsellor Supervisor- Bacp Accred
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orpington BR6  (Online Only)
As a Senior Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist /Supervisor with over 10 years experience working with young people and adults. I offer a safe, confidential, collaborative space , (either online (GDPR safe) or face 2 face, for us to work together and find a way forward. I specialise in working with children and teenagers also SEN, often holding the sessions in their home environment as this enables them to relax more. Trained in CBT, Person-Centred and Psycho-dynamic, working with a range of issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, self harm, intrusive/suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, OCD, bereavement and more.
As a Senior Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist /Supervisor with over 10 years experience working with young people and adults. I offer a safe, confidential, collaborative space , (either online (GDPR safe) or face 2 face, for us to work together and find a way forward. I specialise in working with children and teenagers also SEN, often holding the sessions in their home environment as this enables them to relax more. Trained in CBT, Person-Centred and Psycho-dynamic, working with a range of issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, self harm, intrusive/suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, OCD, bereavement and more.
07723 492342 View 07723 492342
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louiseprewcounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello & welcome. I understand that there may be a part of yourself that feels uncomfortable, unmanageable & perhaps a bit scared today. But you are here & these are your first steps to recovery & true self-care. I want to speak from the ‘I’ position instead of saying ‘You’ because there is a good chance I have been where you are. Although everyone is unique in their experience – I have been in some dark emotional places & I also know that I can go there again because life is not an easy straight line of 'ok-ness'. Let us see if we can build on transparency & openness to allow vulnerability & realness together. Let's create change.
Hello & welcome. I understand that there may be a part of yourself that feels uncomfortable, unmanageable & perhaps a bit scared today. But you are here & these are your first steps to recovery & true self-care. I want to speak from the ‘I’ position instead of saying ‘You’ because there is a good chance I have been where you are. Although everyone is unique in their experience – I have been in some dark emotional places & I also know that I can go there again because life is not an easy straight line of 'ok-ness'. Let us see if we can build on transparency & openness to allow vulnerability & realness together. Let's create change.
01322 923423 View 01322 923423
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Dr Kylie Menolee
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Orpington BR6  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Dr Kylie Menolee and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am experienced in providing assessment and therapy to children, young people and adults struggling with their mental health such as anxiety, depression, OCD and low self-esteem. Additionally, I specialise in supporting individuals living with health conditions such as diabetes, cancer and obesity. This may include adjustment to diagnosis, anxiety related to medical procedures or ongoing physical health demands, or supporting the communication or understanding of illness to children and young people.
Hi there, my name is Dr Kylie Menolee and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am experienced in providing assessment and therapy to children, young people and adults struggling with their mental health such as anxiety, depression, OCD and low self-esteem. Additionally, I specialise in supporting individuals living with health conditions such as diabetes, cancer and obesity. This may include adjustment to diagnosis, anxiety related to medical procedures or ongoing physical health demands, or supporting the communication or understanding of illness to children and young people.
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Photo of Amanda Enness, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Amanda Enness
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
My name is Amanda I am an accredited counselling member of the BACP and hold BUPA recognition. I work with both adults and adolescents and I am qualified to work with trauma. I have experience of working with people struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, loss/bereavement and relationship issues. My approach to counselling varies according to your need, because we all act, think and feel in our own individual ways. I will draw on my theoretical training to work with you, but it will be a collaborative process as we work together building a relationship towards tackling challenging issues you may be facing
My name is Amanda I am an accredited counselling member of the BACP and hold BUPA recognition. I work with both adults and adolescents and I am qualified to work with trauma. I have experience of working with people struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, loss/bereavement and relationship issues. My approach to counselling varies according to your need, because we all act, think and feel in our own individual ways. I will draw on my theoretical training to work with you, but it will be a collaborative process as we work together building a relationship towards tackling challenging issues you may be facing
07480 801806 View 07480 801806
Photo of Sarah Maddocks, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Sarah Maddocks
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
We all need to talk at times and sometimes we all need to take time out to work things through. This is a brave step, so it's important to know who I am and what I can offer; I am an experienced BABCP accredited CBT Psychotherapist and an EMDR Practitioner, I also interweave 3rd Wave CBT techniques including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Schema therapy into my clinical treatment. My background is mental health nursing and I'll always be a nurse at heart, believing that ultimately we are all human beings that feel pain and require compassion and non-judgemental support.
We all need to talk at times and sometimes we all need to take time out to work things through. This is a brave step, so it's important to know who I am and what I can offer; I am an experienced BABCP accredited CBT Psychotherapist and an EMDR Practitioner, I also interweave 3rd Wave CBT techniques including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Schema therapy into my clinical treatment. My background is mental health nursing and I'll always be a nurse at heart, believing that ultimately we are all human beings that feel pain and require compassion and non-judgemental support.
020 8138 9233 View 020 8138 9233
Photo of Juliet Stephens, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap., Psychotherapist
Juliet Stephens
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. Whatever has brought you to scroll these profiles, the right therapeutic relationship can help you be heard, seen and understood. The journey often starts in a place of discomfort: anxiety, bereavement, feeling lost, stuck or frustrated with repeated patterns of behaviour that you can't seem to shift (in life and relationships), physical or mental health problems or the pain of old wounds that haven't healed. These crisis moments are often a call to personal growth and development, and sometimes to find a new path in life. I can offer you a safe and non-judgemental space to explore your situation and begin to move forward.
Welcome. Whatever has brought you to scroll these profiles, the right therapeutic relationship can help you be heard, seen and understood. The journey often starts in a place of discomfort: anxiety, bereavement, feeling lost, stuck or frustrated with repeated patterns of behaviour that you can't seem to shift (in life and relationships), physical or mental health problems or the pain of old wounds that haven't healed. These crisis moments are often a call to personal growth and development, and sometimes to find a new path in life. I can offer you a safe and non-judgemental space to explore your situation and begin to move forward.
07380 279320 View 07380 279320
Photo of Stephanie Ambrosius, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Stephanie Ambrosius
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Orpington BR6  (Online Only)
Are you looking for someone confidential and non judgemental to talk to? Life can often feel extremely overwhelming. Facing obstacles such as anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence, relationship issues, work issues etc can make us feel helpless. The aim is to understand our obstacles in order to change them.
Are you looking for someone confidential and non judgemental to talk to? Life can often feel extremely overwhelming. Facing obstacles such as anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence, relationship issues, work issues etc can make us feel helpless. The aim is to understand our obstacles in order to change them.
07447 970267 View 07447 970267

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BR6

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in BR6 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Self Esteem
96% Anxiety
85% Coping Skills
85% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
77% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
56% AXA PPP
44% Bupa

How Counsellors in BR6 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BR6?

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.