Photo of Hannah Hasson, Counsellor in BT1, Northern Ireland
Hannah Hasson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
My name is Hannah and I’m an accredited counsellor through the National Counselling Society. I am passionate about creating a safe space for people to share whatever they may be feeling or struggling with. My aim is to help people take care of their mental health by supporting clients to work through issues that may be affecting their mood and well-being.
My name is Hannah and I’m an accredited counsellor through the National Counselling Society. I am passionate about creating a safe space for people to share whatever they may be feeling or struggling with. My aim is to help people take care of their mental health by supporting clients to work through issues that may be affecting their mood and well-being.
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Photo of Lesley Inglis Supervisor, Psychotherapist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Lesley Inglis Supervisor
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
01573 400476 View 01573 400476
Photo of Safe Space Emotional Wellness, Counsellor in BT1, Northern Ireland
Safe Space Emotional Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and coach. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years and I have been a qualified therapist for 9 years. I believe that it is best to help my clients heal holistically, which means I am passionate about helping you heal at a mental, emotional, physical and energetic level. I am currently seeing clients online via zoom and I offer counselling or coaching, depending on your need. Please reach out via my website.
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and coach. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years and I have been a qualified therapist for 9 years. I believe that it is best to help my clients heal holistically, which means I am passionate about helping you heal at a mental, emotional, physical and energetic level. I am currently seeing clients online via zoom and I offer counselling or coaching, depending on your need. Please reach out via my website.
028 9694 3043 View 028 9694 3043
Photo of Natalie Kerr, Counsellor in BT1, Northern Ireland
Natalie Kerr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
What I offer is a non-judgemental, relaxing, safe place where you can discuss everything. I am here to listen, whatever you need to say will be heard. I can help you unburden and gain relief from what distresses you. I can help you challenge and change how you think about things. I can help you put words to what you are feeling. I can offer information on new strategies to help you cope with life's stresses and create the life you want. I have experience working with many issues, such as depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, the impact of early years, relationship issues, anger, sexual abuse and so on.
What I offer is a non-judgemental, relaxing, safe place where you can discuss everything. I am here to listen, whatever you need to say will be heard. I can help you unburden and gain relief from what distresses you. I can help you challenge and change how you think about things. I can help you put words to what you are feeling. I can offer information on new strategies to help you cope with life's stresses and create the life you want. I have experience working with many issues, such as depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, the impact of early years, relationship issues, anger, sexual abuse and so on.
028 9694 3599 View 028 9694 3599
Photo of Dr Declan Curtis, Psychologist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Dr Declan Curtis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a fully accredited Counselling Psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in mental health settings. I have extensive experience in a number of areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, bereavement and chronic health issues. As a result of seeing such a diverse range of individuals, I offer a range of various therapeutic interventions most suited to help each person reach their goals. Overall each individual can expect a professional and empathic approach to help them move forward with their lives.
I am a fully accredited Counselling Psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in mental health settings. I have extensive experience in a number of areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, bereavement and chronic health issues. As a result of seeing such a diverse range of individuals, I offer a range of various therapeutic interventions most suited to help each person reach their goals. Overall each individual can expect a professional and empathic approach to help them move forward with their lives.
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Photo of Dr Liam Reilly, Psychologist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Dr Liam Reilly
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and former British Psychology Society NI representative for the Children, Young People, and Families faculty. I have over ten years of experience providing psychological support and care to clients. The therapy sessions I offer are both person-centred and collaborative to encourage your self-expression and self-development. I use various psychotherapy treatment techniques and provide effective strategies to help you to cope with many of life’s various obstacles. The core of my therapeutic work is non-judgemental acceptance, understanding, and support for all experiences and difficulties.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and former British Psychology Society NI representative for the Children, Young People, and Families faculty. I have over ten years of experience providing psychological support and care to clients. The therapy sessions I offer are both person-centred and collaborative to encourage your self-expression and self-development. I use various psychotherapy treatment techniques and provide effective strategies to help you to cope with many of life’s various obstacles. The core of my therapeutic work is non-judgemental acceptance, understanding, and support for all experiences and difficulties.
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Photo of Gavin Walter Armstrong, Counsellor in BT1, Northern Ireland
Gavin Walter Armstrong
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am passionate about helping people see past their problems to a future free from crippling toxic anxiety and depression. I travel with my clients on their journey of self-discovery, helping them find their own inner strength to deal with their own issues.
I am passionate about helping people see past their problems to a future free from crippling toxic anxiety and depression. I travel with my clients on their journey of self-discovery, helping them find their own inner strength to deal with their own issues.
028 9694 3106 View 028 9694 3106
Photo of Oriel CBT Clinic, Psychotherapist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Oriel CBT Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Are you experiencing unhelpful thoughts, or engaging in unhelpful behaviours? Would you like to better understand how these have developed, and how you might change them? Are you motivated to make changes in your life, to help maximise your potential and live life to the full?
Are you experiencing unhelpful thoughts, or engaging in unhelpful behaviours? Would you like to better understand how these have developed, and how you might change them? Are you motivated to make changes in your life, to help maximise your potential and live life to the full?
028 9693 1075 View 028 9693 1075
Photo of Elaine Bell, Counsellor in BT1, Northern Ireland
Elaine Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Elaine. I started my counselling training in 2012. I am an integrative counsellor. Being integrative means I tailor the approach of counselling to what works best for you. Approaches that I use are Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT. Sometimes we will used an approach on its own or have a combination of a few. My experience comes from working as a crisis counsellor in the areas of trauma, bereavement, self harm and domestic abuse. I have a keen interest in working with trauma and have completed an (Hons) Degree using trauma research which I integrate into my work. All communities of people are welcome.
Hello I'm Elaine. I started my counselling training in 2012. I am an integrative counsellor. Being integrative means I tailor the approach of counselling to what works best for you. Approaches that I use are Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT. Sometimes we will used an approach on its own or have a combination of a few. My experience comes from working as a crisis counsellor in the areas of trauma, bereavement, self harm and domestic abuse. I have a keen interest in working with trauma and have completed an (Hons) Degree using trauma research which I integrate into my work. All communities of people are welcome.
028 9124 1036 View 028 9124 1036
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Creative Healing
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
My name is Michelle. I have over 8 years of experience working with young people & families who have been impacted by sexual trauma. I have worked in schools and the community as a counsellor supporting children with a wide range of issues. I have an MSc in Children & Adolescent Psychotherapy, BSc in SW, Certificate in sandplay, & EMDR. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals feel safe and comfortable enough to explore their thoughts and feelings through a trusted therapeutic relationship. I utilise different creative and therapeutic approaches alongside play and talk therapy & EMDR.
My name is Michelle. I have over 8 years of experience working with young people & families who have been impacted by sexual trauma. I have worked in schools and the community as a counsellor supporting children with a wide range of issues. I have an MSc in Children & Adolescent Psychotherapy, BSc in SW, Certificate in sandplay, & EMDR. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals feel safe and comfortable enough to explore their thoughts and feelings through a trusted therapeutic relationship. I utilise different creative and therapeutic approaches alongside play and talk therapy & EMDR.
028 9694 3420 View 028 9694 3420
Photo of Northern Ireland Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
At NICBT we believe that every client is individual. We will work together with you in order to help you understand your current difficulties and make steps forward to help you achieve your goals. We operate in Belfast, but our services are available to everyone in Northern Ireland, offering one to one therapy in a confidential and calm setting. NICBT is a self referral service that offers both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). These are two of the most effective treatment methods for depressive and anxiety related difficulties.
At NICBT we believe that every client is individual. We will work together with you in order to help you understand your current difficulties and make steps forward to help you achieve your goals. We operate in Belfast, but our services are available to everyone in Northern Ireland, offering one to one therapy in a confidential and calm setting. NICBT is a self referral service that offers both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). These are two of the most effective treatment methods for depressive and anxiety related difficulties.
028 9744 1156 View 028 9744 1156
Photo of Marian Rafferty, Counsellor in BT1, Northern Ireland
Marian Rafferty
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Have you been feeling anxious or depressed? Perhaps you have suffered a loss - a relationship, a bereavement, a job? Are events from the past still haunting you? Maybe you are not really sure why you are feeling so low? As an experienced counsellor, I can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, manage your symptoms and decide what changes you want to make to your life. It is often difficult to talk to friends and family about our problems due to embarrassment or fear of being a burden. As a qualified counsellor, I have been trained to listen and support you through your darkest moments.
Have you been feeling anxious or depressed? Perhaps you have suffered a loss - a relationship, a bereavement, a job? Are events from the past still haunting you? Maybe you are not really sure why you are feeling so low? As an experienced counsellor, I can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, manage your symptoms and decide what changes you want to make to your life. It is often difficult to talk to friends and family about our problems due to embarrassment or fear of being a burden. As a qualified counsellor, I have been trained to listen and support you through your darkest moments.
028 9692 8153 View 028 9692 8153
Photo of Dr Kristine Abercrombie, Psychologist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Dr Kristine Abercrombie
Psychologist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience, training and working, in the field of psychology and mental health. I specialise in providing psychological therapy online through video chat, telephone, email and instant messaging. As human beings we experience a wide array of emotions and often many struggles. None of us are meant to go through this alone and sometimes we need extra help in the form of therapy. As a fellow human being, I understand this journey. As a therapist, I feel honoured to be able to guide others during difficult parts of their life, whilst providing a space for them to be heard and understood.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience, training and working, in the field of psychology and mental health. I specialise in providing psychological therapy online through video chat, telephone, email and instant messaging. As human beings we experience a wide array of emotions and often many struggles. None of us are meant to go through this alone and sometimes we need extra help in the form of therapy. As a fellow human being, I understand this journey. As a therapist, I feel honoured to be able to guide others during difficult parts of their life, whilst providing a space for them to be heard and understood.
028 9694 3152 View 028 9694 3152
Photo of Micheal O'Rourke, Psychologist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Micheal O'Rourke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
Do you overthink before taking action? Are you prone to making negative predictions? Do you always worry about the worst that could happen? Do you take negative feedback very hard and anything less than perfect is failing? You're not alone. As a psychologist specializing in men's well-being, I understand the unique challenges that men face today, and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
Do you overthink before taking action? Are you prone to making negative predictions? Do you always worry about the worst that could happen? Do you take negative feedback very hard and anything less than perfect is failing? You're not alone. As a psychologist specializing in men's well-being, I understand the unique challenges that men face today, and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
028 9124 4139 View 028 9124 4139
Photo of Louise Elizabeth Ayling, Psychotherapist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Louise Elizabeth Ayling
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Are you struggling to resolve current issues that are creating difficulties in your life and not sure where to turn? I offer a supportive and compassionate safe space for you to talk through and explore your feelings, helping you to find your way to healing and making the positive changes that you seek. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, narcissistic abuse, addiction issues, bereavement and loss, low self esteem, infertility, Long Covid, please contact me so that I can offer you a calming, comforting and confidential Initial Consultation Session to discuss the problems you are facing.
Are you struggling to resolve current issues that are creating difficulties in your life and not sure where to turn? I offer a supportive and compassionate safe space for you to talk through and explore your feelings, helping you to find your way to healing and making the positive changes that you seek. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, narcissistic abuse, addiction issues, bereavement and loss, low self esteem, infertility, Long Covid, please contact me so that I can offer you a calming, comforting and confidential Initial Consultation Session to discuss the problems you are facing.
01785 907063 View 01785 907063
Photo of Dr Fiona Parker, Psychologist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Dr Fiona Parker
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life so that intimacy, trust, creativity and contentment come alive. I am always fascinated in learning how our family histories, migration and trans-generational traumas influence our life choices both personally and professionally. I have extensive experience in the NHS in a Tertiary Specialist Psychotherapy service.
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life so that intimacy, trust, creativity and contentment come alive. I am always fascinated in learning how our family histories, migration and trans-generational traumas influence our life choices both personally and professionally. I have extensive experience in the NHS in a Tertiary Specialist Psychotherapy service.
01748 902068 View 01748 902068
Photo of First Step Counselling, Adults, Couples and CYP, Psychotherapist in BT1, Northern Ireland
First Step Counselling, Adults, Couples and CYP
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Thank you for visiting my page please check out my website- www.firststepcounselling.uk. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is combined approaches that blends elements of different theories. Tailoring my approach to you, there are many ways in which we can explore your individual experience together. My goal is to help you deal with issues or problems you might be having. working together in a safe and confidential place, we can make positive change in your life. In counselling, I can help you see things in different way, will guide you and facilitate your needs to help you feel better.
Thank you for visiting my page please check out my website- www.firststepcounselling.uk. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is combined approaches that blends elements of different theories. Tailoring my approach to you, there are many ways in which we can explore your individual experience together. My goal is to help you deal with issues or problems you might be having. working together in a safe and confidential place, we can make positive change in your life. In counselling, I can help you see things in different way, will guide you and facilitate your needs to help you feel better.
028 9694 3671 View 028 9694 3671
Photo of Minford McBride, Counsellor in BT1, Northern Ireland
Minford McBride
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
07723 496681 View 07723 496681
Photo of Psychology and Counselling Centre, Psychologist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Psychology and Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome, I see you made the first, very important step. You came to realisation you have a problem and that you need professional support. I can help you to specify, name, give a meaning and assist you in your way to recovery of your mental balance while keeping you on the course you chose.I strongly believe that Clients know themselves the best, therefore are the experts of the “knowledge of themselves”; however sometimes they need support to uncover or unblock the inner resources. I encourage taking responsibility for yourself, “can do” attitude to stimulate your mental healing and growth process.
Hello and welcome, I see you made the first, very important step. You came to realisation you have a problem and that you need professional support. I can help you to specify, name, give a meaning and assist you in your way to recovery of your mental balance while keeping you on the course you chose.I strongly believe that Clients know themselves the best, therefore are the experts of the “knowledge of themselves”; however sometimes they need support to uncover or unblock the inner resources. I encourage taking responsibility for yourself, “can do” attitude to stimulate your mental healing and growth process.
028 9163 8320 View 028 9163 8320
Photo of Lily McCavana, Psychotherapist in BT1, Northern Ireland
Lily McCavana
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a person-centred psychotherapist who works mainly with pregnancy, birth and postpartum including postnatal depression and anxiety and birth trauma. I support women through this transitional period of their life, a transition that is often confronting and might not look how you expected it to. I can support fathers and non birthing parents experiencing birth trauma and postnatal depression. I also work with women and LGBTQ+ people with issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem and relationship difficulties.
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a person-centred psychotherapist who works mainly with pregnancy, birth and postpartum including postnatal depression and anxiety and birth trauma. I support women through this transitional period of their life, a transition that is often confronting and might not look how you expected it to. I can support fathers and non birthing parents experiencing birth trauma and postnatal depression. I also work with women and LGBTQ+ people with issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem and relationship difficulties.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BT1

60+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in BT1 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Self Esteem
84% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% AXA PPP
53% Aviva
47% Vitality

How Counsellors in BT1 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
32% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BT1?

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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.