Counselling in BT53

Photo of LAURA JOANKNECHT, Psychotherapist in BT53, Northern Ireland
LAURA JOANKNECHT
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I always feel that the purpose of being in therapy is not to be in therapy. It is my aim to empower you to explore your situation, your value system and your relationships and then to think about what might not be working for you and how you might make choices to enhance your life. I invite clients to be curious abut themselves, what makes them tick and how their childhoods and life experiences have contributed to their current status. You may have an idea of what you want to achieve in therapy, you may not, but together we can find out what you want for your future. I also offer walk and talk therapy
I always feel that the purpose of being in therapy is not to be in therapy. It is my aim to empower you to explore your situation, your value system and your relationships and then to think about what might not be working for you and how you might make choices to enhance your life. I invite clients to be curious abut themselves, what makes them tick and how their childhoods and life experiences have contributed to their current status. You may have an idea of what you want to achieve in therapy, you may not, but together we can find out what you want for your future. I also offer walk and talk therapy
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Photo of Stephen McFarland, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Stephen McFarland
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am Stephen McFarland and I got the name Inspired Counselling for my counselling business, after being inspired to train as a counsellor. I have worked alongside many people and I would like to inspire you to be the best you can be. Counselling with me allows you to take time out from this crazy and fast paced world, to sit and think, cry, shout, whatever you need to do, in a discreet, safe, confidential, warm and friendly environment. Everything we do will be at your pace, and your style, for you.
I am Stephen McFarland and I got the name Inspired Counselling for my counselling business, after being inspired to train as a counsellor. I have worked alongside many people and I would like to inspire you to be the best you can be. Counselling with me allows you to take time out from this crazy and fast paced world, to sit and think, cry, shout, whatever you need to do, in a discreet, safe, confidential, warm and friendly environment. Everything we do will be at your pace, and your style, for you.
028 9163 8589 View 028 9163 8589
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Natalie Kerr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ballymoney BT53  (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 Flora Todaro Luck, Psychotherapist in BT53, Northern Ireland
Flora Todaro Luck
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
An Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling will help you and your partner to: -Identify the distressing, repeating interactions that make a couple feel stuck in an unhappy cycle. -Understand the feelings that underlie such negative interaction. - Create new patterns of interaction that brings you closer and strengthens your precious bond. -Build a more positive, constructive relationship that is the basis for a happy relationship. Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling is for couples who want to break away from the cycle of arguing, blaming, silence, and frustration.
An Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling will help you and your partner to: -Identify the distressing, repeating interactions that make a couple feel stuck in an unhappy cycle. -Understand the feelings that underlie such negative interaction. - Create new patterns of interaction that brings you closer and strengthens your precious bond. -Build a more positive, constructive relationship that is the basis for a happy relationship. Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling is for couples who want to break away from the cycle of arguing, blaming, silence, and frustration.
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Photo of Samantha Janice McDowell, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Samantha Janice McDowell
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Welcome my name is Sam. I know the thought of opening up about your feelings and emotions to a stranger can be overwhelming but i am here to help. offering a safe place for you to tell your story in your own words with no judgement.
Welcome my name is Sam. I know the thought of opening up about your feelings and emotions to a stranger can be overwhelming but i am here to help. offering a safe place for you to tell your story in your own words with no judgement.
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Photo of Professa Counselling, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Professa Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome to my profile. Are you having difficulty with issues in your life and would like the opportunity to talk confidentially? Problems can be extremely painful to talk about so I facilitate you to share these and work through them to help you identify and integrate coping skills. I have a very broad background and understanding of life which I bring to my work with you, have training in trauma and will help you with self regulation and ways to manage PTSD and C-PTSD. I can also help if you experience pain and wish to alleviate it. I am BACP accredited and can work with Counsellors in Training.
Hello and welcome to my profile. Are you having difficulty with issues in your life and would like the opportunity to talk confidentially? Problems can be extremely painful to talk about so I facilitate you to share these and work through them to help you identify and integrate coping skills. I have a very broad background and understanding of life which I bring to my work with you, have training in trauma and will help you with self regulation and ways to manage PTSD and C-PTSD. I can also help if you experience pain and wish to alleviate it. I am BACP accredited and can work with Counsellors in Training.
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Photo of Eva Kennedy, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Eva Kennedy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you are struggling with self-esteem issues, or depression and anxiety, or if you have been the victim of abuse, from a parent, a partner, or anyone else, I can help you to regain the inner strength and confidence to handle life so much better. We will work on how you can move forward, in your own strength, and achieve the peace and enthusiasm for life that you deserve. If you struggle with the after effects of a traumatic event/events in your past, you will find that you can begin to leave that all behind and become the person you were always meant to be.
If you are struggling with self-esteem issues, or depression and anxiety, or if you have been the victim of abuse, from a parent, a partner, or anyone else, I can help you to regain the inner strength and confidence to handle life so much better. We will work on how you can move forward, in your own strength, and achieve the peace and enthusiasm for life that you deserve. If you struggle with the after effects of a traumatic event/events in your past, you will find that you can begin to leave that all behind and become the person you were always meant to be.
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Photo of Hazel Millar, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Hazel Millar
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Firstly, thanks for stopping by to check out my profile & to find out more about me. I have studied counselling theory in a college/uni setting for 5 years. I am qualified to Foundation Degree level & have BACP Accreditation (National Professional Ethical Body). For over 20+ years, I worked as a Registered Nurse in acute hospitals & the hospice setting. Following a time of ill health, I retrained as a counsellor. I am now able to use this nursing experience to enhance what I offer in the counselling room. I am especially passionate about supporting clients with loss or facing distressing situations within the home or outside of it.
Firstly, thanks for stopping by to check out my profile & to find out more about me. I have studied counselling theory in a college/uni setting for 5 years. I am qualified to Foundation Degree level & have BACP Accreditation (National Professional Ethical Body). For over 20+ years, I worked as a Registered Nurse in acute hospitals & the hospice setting. Following a time of ill health, I retrained as a counsellor. I am now able to use this nursing experience to enhance what I offer in the counselling room. I am especially passionate about supporting clients with loss or facing distressing situations within the home or outside of it.
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Photo of Heart Thoughts - Teens and Adults Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in BT53, Northern Ireland
Heart Thoughts - Teens and Adults Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Ages 13 to 21 spaces available. Over 21's Currently full and waitlisting. Compassionate and professional counselling for teens and adults. Specialism: I have a particular empathy for those who have experienced trauma, for those with crushed confidence and low self-worth as well as those with a highly sensitive personality. About me: I am a Christian, married with three teens, we have an always hungry retriever and a super-sensitive spaniel! I work with those of all faiths and none. Click on the 'website' button to visit www.heartthoughts.co.uk
Ages 13 to 21 spaces available. Over 21's Currently full and waitlisting. Compassionate and professional counselling for teens and adults. Specialism: I have a particular empathy for those who have experienced trauma, for those with crushed confidence and low self-worth as well as those with a highly sensitive personality. About me: I am a Christian, married with three teens, we have an always hungry retriever and a super-sensitive spaniel! I work with those of all faiths and none. Click on the 'website' button to visit www.heartthoughts.co.uk
07723 190524 View 07723 190524
Photo of Lisa Beevers Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in BT53, Northern Ireland
Lisa Beevers Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm Lisa Beevers. I am a caring and friendly Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years' experience of working in NHS mental health services, with adults and older adults. In addition to my NHS work, I now have a small private practice offering in-person and online therapy for a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood/depression, grief and trauma. I am also experienced in working with people with memory difficulties and dementia and their carers.
I'm Lisa Beevers. I am a caring and friendly Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years' experience of working in NHS mental health services, with adults and older adults. In addition to my NHS work, I now have a small private practice offering in-person and online therapy for a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood/depression, grief and trauma. I am also experienced in working with people with memory difficulties and dementia and their carers.
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Photo of Sarah McClenaghan, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Sarah McClenaghan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am passionate about creating a safe and non judgemental and confidential space in which you feel comfortable to explore the issues and concerns you are facing at present. Everyone is the expert of their own life and it’s my job to help you to make the changes that are important to you. I aim to provide you with a genuine and real experience, understanding and walking alongside you in your journey. I believe in a compassionate collaborative approach between you and myself, to support your right to happiness, healthy relationships and healing your past.
I am passionate about creating a safe and non judgemental and confidential space in which you feel comfortable to explore the issues and concerns you are facing at present. Everyone is the expert of their own life and it’s my job to help you to make the changes that are important to you. I aim to provide you with a genuine and real experience, understanding and walking alongside you in your journey. I believe in a compassionate collaborative approach between you and myself, to support your right to happiness, healthy relationships and healing your past.
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Photo of Andrea Alcorn Couples And Individual Counsellor, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Andrea Alcorn Couples And Individual Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi and welcome to True North Counselling where I offer individual and couples counselling. I believe we are all unique and need different things at different times in our lives. When you or your relationship becomes stuck I will help empower you to explore where you have been, how you got there, what is keeping you there and to find new ways to meet the challenges and explore your feelings. I believe we hold our own internal resources for change and I will use different counselling methods and techniques to help you understand why you or your relationship has become stuck and will share tools to enhance your mental wellbeing.
Hi and welcome to True North Counselling where I offer individual and couples counselling. I believe we are all unique and need different things at different times in our lives. When you or your relationship becomes stuck I will help empower you to explore where you have been, how you got there, what is keeping you there and to find new ways to meet the challenges and explore your feelings. I believe we hold our own internal resources for change and I will use different counselling methods and techniques to help you understand why you or your relationship has become stuck and will share tools to enhance your mental wellbeing.
028 9694 3171 View 028 9694 3171
Photo of Lynsey Cuthbert, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Lynsey Cuthbert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi I’m Lynsey. Firstly, thank you for taking the first step in checking out the website and viewing my profile. Counselling provides the opportunity to have a qualified therapist assist and support you through difficult times.
Hi I’m Lynsey. Firstly, thank you for taking the first step in checking out the website and viewing my profile. Counselling provides the opportunity to have a qualified therapist assist and support you through difficult times.
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Photo of CM Therapies, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
CM Therapies
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an integrative counsellor. I work on a relationship based on trust, acceptance and non-judgement. From this foundation, using various therapeutic tools, I can help you to understand and question outmoded beliefs, conditions or rules that once served you but no longer fit. If you have an urning for change but are not sure where to start, counselling can help by acting as an agent or catalyst for change. Change can be scary, it can also be very empowering. When we let go of our old beliefs we open the way for new even exciting things to happen. Change doesn't have to be a slow or long process, it can be quick and effective.
I am an integrative counsellor. I work on a relationship based on trust, acceptance and non-judgement. From this foundation, using various therapeutic tools, I can help you to understand and question outmoded beliefs, conditions or rules that once served you but no longer fit. If you have an urning for change but are not sure where to start, counselling can help by acting as an agent or catalyst for change. Change can be scary, it can also be very empowering. When we let go of our old beliefs we open the way for new even exciting things to happen. Change doesn't have to be a slow or long process, it can be quick and effective.
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Photo of Laura Patterson, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Laura Patterson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
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Photo of Lynne Maxted, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Lynne Maxted
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Life can be challenging; you may be experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed, anxiousness, depression, sadness, hopelessness, or you may have reached a crisis point in your life, but be assured you are not alone, and even the most strong-minded person can feel lost at times. The loss of a loved one, or struggling to make sense of your feelings and emotions can be difficult. Past issues can be destroying but by exploring and addressing these issues it can enable you to move forward. No matter what your presenting issues may be at this time in your life, you have taken the first brave step and you should be proud of yourself.
Life can be challenging; you may be experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed, anxiousness, depression, sadness, hopelessness, or you may have reached a crisis point in your life, but be assured you are not alone, and even the most strong-minded person can feel lost at times. The loss of a loved one, or struggling to make sense of your feelings and emotions can be difficult. Past issues can be destroying but by exploring and addressing these issues it can enable you to move forward. No matter what your presenting issues may be at this time in your life, you have taken the first brave step and you should be proud of yourself.
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Photo of Vitality CBT and Counselling - Marcun Doran, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Vitality CBT and Counselling - Marcun Doran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Online booking is at: vitalitycbt.selectandbook.com I am relaxed and easy going, but I will work hard to help you understand and deal with your problems. We will work together to progress towards your goals and I will be patient and will try to be sensitive to your needs. I am a CBT Therapist and Integrative Counsellor with experience in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors.
Online booking is at: vitalitycbt.selectandbook.com I am relaxed and easy going, but I will work hard to help you understand and deal with your problems. We will work together to progress towards your goals and I will be patient and will try to be sensitive to your needs. I am a CBT Therapist and Integrative Counsellor with experience in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors.
07480 790406 View 07480 790406
Photo of Dr Donna de Lása Revived Therapy, Psychologist in BT53, Northern Ireland
Dr Donna de Lása Revived Therapy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, ISST certified Schema Therapist and IPT certified Interpersonal Psychotherapist. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health, both within the NHS and in private practice. I offer psychological therapy for a range of issues. Please contact me via email, to arrange a short consultation to see how we can work together to address the issues or difficulties you may be having. Please note that I only work with adults.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, ISST certified Schema Therapist and IPT certified Interpersonal Psychotherapist. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health, both within the NHS and in private practice. I offer psychological therapy for a range of issues. Please contact me via email, to arrange a short consultation to see how we can work together to address the issues or difficulties you may be having. Please note that I only work with adults.
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Photo of Deirdre Gibson, Psychotherapist in BT53, Northern Ireland
Deirdre Gibson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Deirdre and I'm a qualified and accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist from Portstewart providing support to clients from the Coleraine, Portrush, and Limavady areas from The Roe Valley Therapy Centre in Limavady. Sessions are face to face, by Skype or telephone. Whatever is disturbing you, I will always treat you with empathy, respect, warmth and confidentiality.
Hello, I'm Deirdre and I'm a qualified and accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist from Portstewart providing support to clients from the Coleraine, Portrush, and Limavady areas from The Roe Valley Therapy Centre in Limavady. Sessions are face to face, by Skype or telephone. Whatever is disturbing you, I will always treat you with empathy, respect, warmth and confidentiality.
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Photo of Castle Counselling Services, Counsellor in BT53, Northern Ireland
Castle Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am Louise and thank you for taking the time to view our profile. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellors offering a counselling service in the North Antrim Coast area.  I are registered with BACP and NCS, and work within the BACP Code of Ethics.  I can offer you a safe, ethical, confidential, respectful and non-judgemental space in which you can focus on yourself and begin to understand in more depth the challenges you may be facing.  In this space I will listen, support and help you to understand your feelings and behaviours, and enable you to become more self-aware, and implement change.
I am Louise and thank you for taking the time to view our profile. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellors offering a counselling service in the North Antrim Coast area.  I are registered with BACP and NCS, and work within the BACP Code of Ethics.  I can offer you a safe, ethical, confidential, respectful and non-judgemental space in which you can focus on yourself and begin to understand in more depth the challenges you may be facing.  In this space I will listen, support and help you to understand your feelings and behaviours, and enable you to become more self-aware, and implement change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BT53

20+

Average cost per session

£40

Counsellors in BT53 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
95% Self Esteem
91% Bereavement
86% Relationship Issues
86% Stress
82% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in BT53 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BT53?

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.