Counselling in CR5

Photo of Jean Virgo, Counsellor in CR5, England
Jean Virgo
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
The decision to seek counseling reflects immense courage and a commitment to your mental well-being. Whether you're wrestling with intrusive and unwelcoming thoughts, navigating life transitions, or dealing with family conflicts, you deserve a safe, supportive and inclusive space to express your emotions.
The decision to seek counseling reflects immense courage and a commitment to your mental well-being. Whether you're wrestling with intrusive and unwelcoming thoughts, navigating life transitions, or dealing with family conflicts, you deserve a safe, supportive and inclusive space to express your emotions.
020 4538 6418 View 020 4538 6418
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Sushil Mitchell
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
When it comes to therapy, the process can be life changing or sometimes just very necessary. When clients need to confront issues or make changes, this can be daunting, overwhelming or even confusing. My role as a therapist is not to judge you or tell you what to do; instead I aim to help you see your situation more clearly and guide you towards your own innate wisdom. The clients I work with are ready to embark on this inner journey of transformation gaining better self-awareness, improved self-acceptance and greater authenticity.
When it comes to therapy, the process can be life changing or sometimes just very necessary. When clients need to confront issues or make changes, this can be daunting, overwhelming or even confusing. My role as a therapist is not to judge you or tell you what to do; instead I aim to help you see your situation more clearly and guide you towards your own innate wisdom. The clients I work with are ready to embark on this inner journey of transformation gaining better self-awareness, improved self-acceptance and greater authenticity.
020 3838 0721 View 020 3838 0721
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Nicola Farrow
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome, my name is Nicola. I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and relationship counsellor. I support and work with individuals and couples who are experiencing a wide range of issues from, anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, separation, divorce, low self-esteem, anger and bereavement. I have worked in a variety of settings including the Relate institute, counselling agencies, and as part of a mental health team. I now work mainly in private practice. My practices are situated in Coulsdon Surrey CR5 and Balham.London SW17.
Hello and welcome, my name is Nicola. I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and relationship counsellor. I support and work with individuals and couples who are experiencing a wide range of issues from, anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, separation, divorce, low self-esteem, anger and bereavement. I have worked in a variety of settings including the Relate institute, counselling agencies, and as part of a mental health team. I now work mainly in private practice. My practices are situated in Coulsdon Surrey CR5 and Balham.London SW17.
01260 545138 View 01260 545138
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Mindremedies
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a HCPC registered Psychologist , I am also a fully accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapy with the BABCP. I have over 13 years’ experience which includes working in both the private and public sector .I currently work in private practice providing short, medium- and long-term cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and EMDR. I treat a wide range of difficulties ranging from anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, low self-esteem, OCD, and PTSD. I also work with adolescents treating common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety and exam stress.
I am a HCPC registered Psychologist , I am also a fully accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapy with the BABCP. I have over 13 years’ experience which includes working in both the private and public sector .I currently work in private practice providing short, medium- and long-term cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and EMDR. I treat a wide range of difficulties ranging from anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, low self-esteem, OCD, and PTSD. I also work with adolescents treating common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety and exam stress.
01883 776062 View 01883 776062
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Mum Therapy - Zoom counselling for mums
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coulsdon CR5  (Online Only)
Motherhood is profoundly intense and triggering.You deserve to thrive,not just survive day to day, pouring your energy into other people.Clients come to me for help with things like low mood/depression, anxiety, anger, burnout, not enjoying their children and issues with relationships and self confidence. Often my clients have overcome difficult childhoods or life events and find that 'old stuff' bothers them again because of the stresses and triggers of early motherhood. You can talk to me about anything, not just parenting. I work in an LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity-affirming way.
Motherhood is profoundly intense and triggering.You deserve to thrive,not just survive day to day, pouring your energy into other people.Clients come to me for help with things like low mood/depression, anxiety, anger, burnout, not enjoying their children and issues with relationships and self confidence. Often my clients have overcome difficult childhoods or life events and find that 'old stuff' bothers them again because of the stresses and triggers of early motherhood. You can talk to me about anything, not just parenting. I work in an LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity-affirming way.
020 8138 0153 View 020 8138 0153
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Alexander Filmer-Lorch
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
As an integrative clinical psychotherapist, I offer a personalised approach to support individuals in their journey toward healing and self-discovery. By integrating various therapeutic modalities, I tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. Clients who come to me are often grappling with complex life issues, including unresolved emotions, past traumas, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and a sense of disconnection. They seek a safe space to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings without judgment, aiming to gain deeper self-understanding and clarity about their place in the world.
As an integrative clinical psychotherapist, I offer a personalised approach to support individuals in their journey toward healing and self-discovery. By integrating various therapeutic modalities, I tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. Clients who come to me are often grappling with complex life issues, including unresolved emotions, past traumas, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and a sense of disconnection. They seek a safe space to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings without judgment, aiming to gain deeper self-understanding and clarity about their place in the world.
020 3985 7614 View 020 3985 7614
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Jazz Vienna Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, and a very warm welcome to you. Making the decision to start therapy can be a difficult step, but a positive and rewarding one for many. I am a warm and compassionate integrative therapist offering both indoor face to face counselling and outdoors walk and talk therapy. You as a person are at the centre of my approach. When life becomes overwhelming, it can be surprisingly helpful to speak to someone who really listens, with warmth, understanding, and without judgment. My aim is to provide a welcoming, safe, and confidential space for us to explore the challenging issues that may have brought you here today.
Hello, and a very warm welcome to you. Making the decision to start therapy can be a difficult step, but a positive and rewarding one for many. I am a warm and compassionate integrative therapist offering both indoor face to face counselling and outdoors walk and talk therapy. You as a person are at the centre of my approach. When life becomes overwhelming, it can be surprisingly helpful to speak to someone who really listens, with warmth, understanding, and without judgment. My aim is to provide a welcoming, safe, and confidential space for us to explore the challenging issues that may have brought you here today.
020 4538 5685 View 020 4538 5685
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Therapy Works Surrey
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Therapy Works Surrey, provides a private Counselling and Psychotherapy service Old Coulsdon, previously Caterham. In general, counselling and psychotherapy can help you achieve a happier and more fulfilling life by bringing about changes in the way you think and behave. Improving your Mental Health, balancing mind and Wellbeing. Offering short and longer-term individual counselling, psychotherapy & couples counselling; to help with your personal issues by tailoring her integrative skills to meet your needs & goals.The practice ensures you are provided with the best standard of care.
Therapy Works Surrey, provides a private Counselling and Psychotherapy service Old Coulsdon, previously Caterham. In general, counselling and psychotherapy can help you achieve a happier and more fulfilling life by bringing about changes in the way you think and behave. Improving your Mental Health, balancing mind and Wellbeing. Offering short and longer-term individual counselling, psychotherapy & couples counselling; to help with your personal issues by tailoring her integrative skills to meet your needs & goals.The practice ensures you are provided with the best standard of care.
01883 772965 View 01883 772965
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Samantha Parsons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
There may be times in life where you feel that you are on your own, and you put a brave face on because you don't want to burden others for fear that they won't understand what you're going through. As a Therapist I would like to provide the safe space for you to explore these feelings. Hello, my name is Sam, I am a qualified experienced Counsellor practising in Horley & Coulsdon areas of Surrey. As a counsellor I aim to provide a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, safe space to listen, reflect and provide emotional support. I offer an external relationship away from distractions to focus on you.
There may be times in life where you feel that you are on your own, and you put a brave face on because you don't want to burden others for fear that they won't understand what you're going through. As a Therapist I would like to provide the safe space for you to explore these feelings. Hello, my name is Sam, I am a qualified experienced Counsellor practising in Horley & Coulsdon areas of Surrey. As a counsellor I aim to provide a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, safe space to listen, reflect and provide emotional support. I offer an external relationship away from distractions to focus on you.
01260 541562 View 01260 541562
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Baanu Baghbani-Irvine
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified Psychotherapist with degrees in number of different therapeutic modalities and over 20 years experience in Family and Children Services and private practice. I use effective evidence-based techniques, practices and therapeutic skills to tailor-make my approach. I use active-directive psychotherapy that promotes change by helping clients to identify, confront, and change their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs. I have extensive experience working with attachment, Childhood trauma and family relationships and in the treatment of many mental and emotional disturbances.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist with degrees in number of different therapeutic modalities and over 20 years experience in Family and Children Services and private practice. I use effective evidence-based techniques, practices and therapeutic skills to tailor-make my approach. I use active-directive psychotherapy that promotes change by helping clients to identify, confront, and change their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs. I have extensive experience working with attachment, Childhood trauma and family relationships and in the treatment of many mental and emotional disturbances.
020 3856 4052 View 020 3856 4052
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Karen Weston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
My practice is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Establishing a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and non-judgment, I provide a safe and confidential space where clients can freely express themselves, fostering a sense of comfort. The exploration of past experiences, especially in childhood, uncovers patterns, unresolved conflicts, and underlying emotional struggles. My practice encourages self-reflection and the development of insight into one's inner world.
My practice is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Establishing a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and non-judgment, I provide a safe and confidential space where clients can freely express themselves, fostering a sense of comfort. The exploration of past experiences, especially in childhood, uncovers patterns, unresolved conflicts, and underlying emotional struggles. My practice encourages self-reflection and the development of insight into one's inner world.
020 3835 4039 View 020 3835 4039
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Dr Naureen Whittinger
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Therapy provides a chance to learn, grow and thrive. Whether you wish to discover new ways to manage life's challenges, explore patterns in your relationships that don’t serve you well, or consider how you might find personal healing within the chaos of life, I will bring my dual training in Clinical Psychology and Systemic Psychotherapy and over twenty-years experience working in mental health care and research. I’ll invite you to think with me about journeying beyond any challenges or barriers you've faced, to develop new understandings of your situation and greater confidence in your personal strengths and resources.
Therapy provides a chance to learn, grow and thrive. Whether you wish to discover new ways to manage life's challenges, explore patterns in your relationships that don’t serve you well, or consider how you might find personal healing within the chaos of life, I will bring my dual training in Clinical Psychology and Systemic Psychotherapy and over twenty-years experience working in mental health care and research. I’ll invite you to think with me about journeying beyond any challenges or barriers you've faced, to develop new understandings of your situation and greater confidence in your personal strengths and resources.
020 3962 2160 View 020 3962 2160
Photo of Karolina Meyer, Psychotherapist in CR5, England
Karolina Meyer
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am a fully accredited CBT Therapist . Have you been struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, burn out? Do you feel exhausted of the constant worry and overwhelming emotions? Do you have unwanted thoughts or feeling stuck in repeated patterns of thoughts or behaviours? Do not struggle on your own. Understand yourself better, learn new copying techniques, reconnect with your values, reclaim your life back. I have been privileged seeing people change and grow even in the midst of the most challenging life experiences or events.
I am a fully accredited CBT Therapist . Have you been struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, burn out? Do you feel exhausted of the constant worry and overwhelming emotions? Do you have unwanted thoughts or feeling stuck in repeated patterns of thoughts or behaviours? Do not struggle on your own. Understand yourself better, learn new copying techniques, reconnect with your values, reclaim your life back. I have been privileged seeing people change and grow even in the midst of the most challenging life experiences or events.
01737 301457 View 01737 301457
Photo of Hannah Downing, Psychotherapist in CR5, England
Hannah Downing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
There are many reasons why we find ourselves in search of a therapist. You might have come to a point in life where you are in search of answers that you would like to explore together in therapy. Perhaps you have noticed patterns over time that you would like to understand better. It could be that you have come to a realisation that something just needs to change. Having a confidential and non-judgemental space where you can explore parts of yourself together with your therapist can be challenging, but also immensely rewarding.
There are many reasons why we find ourselves in search of a therapist. You might have come to a point in life where you are in search of answers that you would like to explore together in therapy. Perhaps you have noticed patterns over time that you would like to understand better. It could be that you have come to a realisation that something just needs to change. Having a confidential and non-judgemental space where you can explore parts of yourself together with your therapist can be challenging, but also immensely rewarding.
01883 779276 View 01883 779276
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Chrysalis Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life is a challenge, at times we are woken up to the impact of emotional and psychological stress on our personal and professional lives which can suddenly hit us or, creep upon us in the cold light of day. I can help you to explore and take action to cope with those feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, stress and self-esteem. My experience with parenting issues, bullying or childhood sexual abuse recognises the challenges this presents to live authentically and experience genuine relationships lifting the cloud of despair. Together we can explore, identify goals to transform and help you live your life more successfully.
Life is a challenge, at times we are woken up to the impact of emotional and psychological stress on our personal and professional lives which can suddenly hit us or, creep upon us in the cold light of day. I can help you to explore and take action to cope with those feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, stress and self-esteem. My experience with parenting issues, bullying or childhood sexual abuse recognises the challenges this presents to live authentically and experience genuine relationships lifting the cloud of despair. Together we can explore, identify goals to transform and help you live your life more successfully.
01737 924995 View 01737 924995
Photo of Kelly Thatcher She-Her, Counsellor in CR5, England
Kelly Thatcher She-Her
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have experience supporting individuals in a breadth of presenting issues including trauma, identity issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, low self-esteem, work-related stress, as well as anxiety and depression. Working collaboratively, to aid you towards a deeper level of understanding, offer insights and perspectives, explore strategies and coping mechanisms, and support you to achieve the personal development and growth you desire.
I have experience supporting individuals in a breadth of presenting issues including trauma, identity issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, low self-esteem, work-related stress, as well as anxiety and depression. Working collaboratively, to aid you towards a deeper level of understanding, offer insights and perspectives, explore strategies and coping mechanisms, and support you to achieve the personal development and growth you desire.
01883 778995 View 01883 778995
Photo of Chloe Afferson, Psychotherapist in CR5, England
Chloe Afferson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
As human beings we have natural, healthy needs, to feel seen, understood, valued, and included. When these needs go unmet, either in childhood or as adults it can cause deep psychological wounds, leading to a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relational challenges. Change can be daunting even when wanted and needed, it can be difficult to make the step towards something new and unknown. Successful therapy acknowledges this and gently questions the, often unconscious, habits keeping us stuck. It opens up new possibilities and perspectives, empowering authentic and lasting change.
As human beings we have natural, healthy needs, to feel seen, understood, valued, and included. When these needs go unmet, either in childhood or as adults it can cause deep psychological wounds, leading to a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relational challenges. Change can be daunting even when wanted and needed, it can be difficult to make the step towards something new and unknown. Successful therapy acknowledges this and gently questions the, often unconscious, habits keeping us stuck. It opens up new possibilities and perspectives, empowering authentic and lasting change.
01883 779628 View 01883 779628
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Gizele Lebon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome I’m Gizele, I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer one-to-one support to children, young people and adults. I have a wide range of life experience of working with individuals focusing on emotional wellbeing.
Welcome I’m Gizele, I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer one-to-one support to children, young people and adults. I have a wide range of life experience of working with individuals focusing on emotional wellbeing.
020 4524 5657 View 020 4524 5657
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Paul Lipman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a BACP registered therapist, inspired by my therapy, with over 14yrs experience in helping couples, and also individuals with, severe or longterm difficulties, and I'm committed to providing therapy which delivers lasting tangible benefits: emotionally, behaviourally, practically and mentally. I offer in-depth Integrative counselling which is both gentle and powerful as it draws from all mainstream therapies and psychology, meaning I can tailor help and is effective with most difficulties inc: Anxiety, Constant worry, Anger, Low mood,Self hatred, Confused feelings, Critical thinking., Self harm and Emotional eating.
I am a BACP registered therapist, inspired by my therapy, with over 14yrs experience in helping couples, and also individuals with, severe or longterm difficulties, and I'm committed to providing therapy which delivers lasting tangible benefits: emotionally, behaviourally, practically and mentally. I offer in-depth Integrative counselling which is both gentle and powerful as it draws from all mainstream therapies and psychology, meaning I can tailor help and is effective with most difficulties inc: Anxiety, Constant worry, Anger, Low mood,Self hatred, Confused feelings, Critical thinking., Self harm and Emotional eating.
01883 772265 View 01883 772265
Photo of Richard Cavalier, Counsellor in CR5, England
Richard Cavalier
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Hi and welcome to my page. I offer both long and short term counselling. Having spent over thirty years working London’s financial districts I understand the difficulties of maintaining a healthy work/life balance and the effects of work stress on anxiety levels and mental health. For those suffering from ME/CFS I incorprate Neurosomatic Therapy into my approach (as documented at www.wellwise4me.com). I think of counselling as aiming to alleviate distress from overwhelming emotions caused by anxiety trauma or loss. Do get in touch if that fits with your needs.
Hi and welcome to my page. I offer both long and short term counselling. Having spent over thirty years working London’s financial districts I understand the difficulties of maintaining a healthy work/life balance and the effects of work stress on anxiety levels and mental health. For those suffering from ME/CFS I incorprate Neurosomatic Therapy into my approach (as documented at www.wellwise4me.com). I think of counselling as aiming to alleviate distress from overwhelming emotions caused by anxiety trauma or loss. Do get in touch if that fits with your needs.
01260 542118 View 01260 542118

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Number of Counsellors in CR5

30+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in CR5 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
97% Self Esteem
97% Stress
91% Relationship Issues
88% Bereavement
82% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aviva
83% AXA PPP
83% WPA

How Counsellors in CR5 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CR5?

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.