Counselling in Ashbourne

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Linda Mafuta
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ashbourne DE6  (Online Only)
My name is Linda Mafuta and I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have experience of working in the mental health services for 17 years and I have been working for the NHS over the last 7 years as a Counsellor. I work with Individual adults as well as Couples. Sometimes we may feel alone, overwhelmed or just struggle to discuss what is going in our lives with our family, friends or loved ones. Whether you come to therapy as an individual or a couple.
My name is Linda Mafuta and I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have experience of working in the mental health services for 17 years and I have been working for the NHS over the last 7 years as a Counsellor. I work with Individual adults as well as Couples. Sometimes we may feel alone, overwhelmed or just struggle to discuss what is going in our lives with our family, friends or loved ones. Whether you come to therapy as an individual or a couple.
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Myszka Fox
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Therapy is individual, not off the peg… When we feel that those around us do not understand us, or do not accept us, it can feel like a lonely, uphill struggle. I have a long-held interest in what makes us all tick, and the strategies that we can access to better manage the ups and downs in our lives. It has become evident to me, through many life changes, that we work much better together than we do alone.
Therapy is individual, not off the peg… When we feel that those around us do not understand us, or do not accept us, it can feel like a lonely, uphill struggle. I have a long-held interest in what makes us all tick, and the strategies that we can access to better manage the ups and downs in our lives. It has become evident to me, through many life changes, that we work much better together than we do alone.
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Nicola Lisa Griffiths
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Life can bring unexpected challenges that may leave us feeling lost and uncertain. In these moments, seeking help and support is crucial for gaining clarity and moving forward. As a UKCP trainee therapist in advanced training, I provide a safe and confidential environment; my approach is compassionate and non-judgmental. I believe everyone has the potential for growth and change, and my role is to help you discover and embrace your own potential. I understand that addressing our issues can be daunting, so I strive to offer a supportive, confidential, and therapeutic service.
Life can bring unexpected challenges that may leave us feeling lost and uncertain. In these moments, seeking help and support is crucial for gaining clarity and moving forward. As a UKCP trainee therapist in advanced training, I provide a safe and confidential environment; my approach is compassionate and non-judgmental. I believe everyone has the potential for growth and change, and my role is to help you discover and embrace your own potential. I understand that addressing our issues can be daunting, so I strive to offer a supportive, confidential, and therapeutic service.
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Matthew Vinecombe
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the NHS and private sector. I specialise in supporting the families of neurodiverse children and young people to understand their differences, to develop better relationships and to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. Clinical services include: neurodevelopmental & family assessment; autism assessment; ADHD assessment; assessment of intellectual ability; and brief neurodevelopmental intervention. I offer most of these services online for clients throughout the UK. For more information about my services, fees and cinical approach, please visit www.vicandas.com
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the NHS and private sector. I specialise in supporting the families of neurodiverse children and young people to understand their differences, to develop better relationships and to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. Clinical services include: neurodevelopmental & family assessment; autism assessment; ADHD assessment; assessment of intellectual ability; and brief neurodevelopmental intervention. I offer most of these services online for clients throughout the UK. For more information about my services, fees and cinical approach, please visit www.vicandas.com
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Sarah Hinds
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
I work with people who are needing support to navigate the challenges of life. This might mean supporting you towards a greater self-understanding or finding more meaning and purpose in life. You may want to feel more confident, calmer or creative, explore your identity or find ways of processing difficult feelings or experiences. I have a conversational approach to therapy which focuses on helping you find a way forward which is meaningful to you. If you prefer a creative approach we can explore feelings and experiences through visualisations, movement, dance, art, story, connecting with nature and 'walk and talk' therapy.
I work with people who are needing support to navigate the challenges of life. This might mean supporting you towards a greater self-understanding or finding more meaning and purpose in life. You may want to feel more confident, calmer or creative, explore your identity or find ways of processing difficult feelings or experiences. I have a conversational approach to therapy which focuses on helping you find a way forward which is meaningful to you. If you prefer a creative approach we can explore feelings and experiences through visualisations, movement, dance, art, story, connecting with nature and 'walk and talk' therapy.
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Paula Charnley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashbourne DE6
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
Hi I’m Paula I qualified with a Masters in Counselling Psychotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve also trained in Couples Counselling. My basis of therapy is Person Centred, which means that I take cues from you to guide the process, so that there is no hurry to talk about things until you feel ready. My all-round approach is integrative as I incorporate connection with your mind, body and spirit into our Talking Therapy sessions. Perhaps your first query is; “Do I need Counselling?”. It’s a very common thought. Whether you are feeling confused, unsure, stuck, overflowing with emotions or numb, you are now in the right place.
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Marta Perestrello
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashbourne DE6
I am an experienced and highly qualified art psychotherapist. I offer in person and online psychotherapy, clinical supervision and parent consultation. I work with young people and adults in person from Derby or online from where ever you live, work or travel to. Contact me to arrange a free Introductory Meeting to talk through your needs and agree on the best plan forward before committing to any work.
I am an experienced and highly qualified art psychotherapist. I offer in person and online psychotherapy, clinical supervision and parent consultation. I work with young people and adults in person from Derby or online from where ever you live, work or travel to. Contact me to arrange a free Introductory Meeting to talk through your needs and agree on the best plan forward before committing to any work.
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Heidi Francis
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Ashbourne DE6  (Online Only)
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
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Asha Bagshaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Do you find it hard to understand your emotions and thoughts? We all deserve help to deal with struggles. its never too late to ask for support. I can help you by working with you to try untangle the problems you are facing. I offer a safe place for you to explore your issues and find ways to deal with them and move forward. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I work in a non judgmental way and I value indifference.
Do you find it hard to understand your emotions and thoughts? We all deserve help to deal with struggles. its never too late to ask for support. I can help you by working with you to try untangle the problems you are facing. I offer a safe place for you to explore your issues and find ways to deal with them and move forward. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I work in a non judgmental way and I value indifference.
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Dandelions Bereavement Support
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
At Dandelions we know what it is like when your whole world is turned upside down by the loss of a loved one. Grief taints every aspect of your life, even parts of it that didn't involve the person that has died, and the intense variety of emotions can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself wondering where to begin in putting your life back together, perhaps you're not sure you want to. At Dandelions we are here to care, listen and be with you through your grief process; to help you work out who you now are in light of the loss and to gain the confidence to deal with life as it now is.
At Dandelions we know what it is like when your whole world is turned upside down by the loss of a loved one. Grief taints every aspect of your life, even parts of it that didn't involve the person that has died, and the intense variety of emotions can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself wondering where to begin in putting your life back together, perhaps you're not sure you want to. At Dandelions we are here to care, listen and be with you through your grief process; to help you work out who you now are in light of the loss and to gain the confidence to deal with life as it now is.
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Percuro Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Are you a parent struggling to know what to do for the best to support your child? Perhaps you are finding it hard to understand and manage their behaviour? Are they becoming anxious and worried and nothing seems to be helping? Is your teen feeling stressed out or low in mood? Are you an adult that has had a scary or difficult experience and you are feeling anxious and on edge? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed with painful feelings? Are you experiencing thoughts that are distressing? Do you feel somehow stuck and in a rut and struggling to work out how to move forwards?
Are you a parent struggling to know what to do for the best to support your child? Perhaps you are finding it hard to understand and manage their behaviour? Are they becoming anxious and worried and nothing seems to be helping? Is your teen feeling stressed out or low in mood? Are you an adult that has had a scary or difficult experience and you are feeling anxious and on edge? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed with painful feelings? Are you experiencing thoughts that are distressing? Do you feel somehow stuck and in a rut and struggling to work out how to move forwards?
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Jo Woodman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Hello and a warm welcome to my page. You may have started looking for a therapist because you are struggling with your feelings and are looking for better ways to cope. You may be looking for a safe space to process some life events that are happening now, or perhaps happened in the past and you've realised how much they are affecting your life now. I'm here to help and to put your mind at ease about the therapeutic healing journey. I am an integrative therapist and use many models of therapy to help build a plan to support you to achieve your therapeutic goals, build coping skills and start to thrive in life.
Hello and a warm welcome to my page. You may have started looking for a therapist because you are struggling with your feelings and are looking for better ways to cope. You may be looking for a safe space to process some life events that are happening now, or perhaps happened in the past and you've realised how much they are affecting your life now. I'm here to help and to put your mind at ease about the therapeutic healing journey. I am an integrative therapist and use many models of therapy to help build a plan to support you to achieve your therapeutic goals, build coping skills and start to thrive in life.
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Helen Joy Green
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
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Photo of Maxine Braddon, Counsellor in Ashbourne, England
Maxine Braddon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced counsellor who is client led. I have worked across private, charitable, educational, and voluntary sectors with adults and young people. I work in private practice whilst continuing to support NHS employees, and clients at a local hospice and children's charity. Some of the issues I have helped my clients with include - adultery, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, childhood trauma, depression, disciplinaries, domestic abuse, eating disorders, family dynamics, illness, loss, OCD, PTSD, relationships, resilience, retirement, redundancy, school concerns, self-esteem, stress, trauma, trust and work-life balance.
I am an experienced counsellor who is client led. I have worked across private, charitable, educational, and voluntary sectors with adults and young people. I work in private practice whilst continuing to support NHS employees, and clients at a local hospice and children's charity. Some of the issues I have helped my clients with include - adultery, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, childhood trauma, depression, disciplinaries, domestic abuse, eating disorders, family dynamics, illness, loss, OCD, PTSD, relationships, resilience, retirement, redundancy, school concerns, self-esteem, stress, trauma, trust and work-life balance.
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Emily Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Ashbourne DE6
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor working with children and teenagers, from differing ages and levels of understanding, using creative interventions like art and play. Topics and concerns that have been explored include self esteem, worries, anxiety, low mood, self harm, and identity, amongst others.
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor working with children and teenagers, from differing ages and levels of understanding, using creative interventions like art and play. Topics and concerns that have been explored include self esteem, worries, anxiety, low mood, self harm, and identity, amongst others.
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Kirsty Turner
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Ashbourne DE6  (Online Only)
At times, we can feel overwhelmed by the events and demands facing us. Life can feel daunting, and we can lose trust in ourselves to find a way forward. We can neglect ourselves and ignore areas of our lives that are painful. We may notice beliefs and habits we are stuck with that are holding us back from living life fully. Psychotherapy can help unravel the patterns we are caught in. Learning to pay attention to ourselves in a supportive space can help us to shift our perspective and find new directions. We can develop a compassionate relationship with ourselves that will help generate new energy to overcome our obstacles.
At times, we can feel overwhelmed by the events and demands facing us. Life can feel daunting, and we can lose trust in ourselves to find a way forward. We can neglect ourselves and ignore areas of our lives that are painful. We may notice beliefs and habits we are stuck with that are holding us back from living life fully. Psychotherapy can help unravel the patterns we are caught in. Learning to pay attention to ourselves in a supportive space can help us to shift our perspective and find new directions. We can develop a compassionate relationship with ourselves that will help generate new energy to overcome our obstacles.
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Deborah Elizabeth Short
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashbourne DE6
I believe that people are endlessly creative... Despite damaging childhoods, difficult life experiences, the most painful losses and challenges we face living in an increasingly complex world, we are all capable of turning our lives around for the better. With courage and the right kind of help, our natural inborn capacity for growth is brought to light. The process of making life better is just as worthwhile as the outcome. Somehow the whole process of confronting and solving the apparently insurmountable problems that bring us to therapy can also bring renewed meaning and poignancy into our lives.
I believe that people are endlessly creative... Despite damaging childhoods, difficult life experiences, the most painful losses and challenges we face living in an increasingly complex world, we are all capable of turning our lives around for the better. With courage and the right kind of help, our natural inborn capacity for growth is brought to light. The process of making life better is just as worthwhile as the outcome. Somehow the whole process of confronting and solving the apparently insurmountable problems that bring us to therapy can also bring renewed meaning and poignancy into our lives.
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Serenity Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Ashbourne DE6  (Online Only)
I hope you’ve found the right place for you. It’s likely you’ve been a long time of searching. As the Director of Serenity I both manage and run the organisation Nationwide, but also reserve a significant portion of time to working specifically with those who are looking for therapy for long term & chronic health conditions. Particularly therapy for ME patients (Myalgic Encephalemyelitis), therapy for Chronic Fatigue patients, and other autoimmune disorder patients. All sessions are a combination of Online and where necessary, open google docs where you can answer explore work at a time that is suitable for you.
I hope you’ve found the right place for you. It’s likely you’ve been a long time of searching. As the Director of Serenity I both manage and run the organisation Nationwide, but also reserve a significant portion of time to working specifically with those who are looking for therapy for long term & chronic health conditions. Particularly therapy for ME patients (Myalgic Encephalemyelitis), therapy for Chronic Fatigue patients, and other autoimmune disorder patients. All sessions are a combination of Online and where necessary, open google docs where you can answer explore work at a time that is suitable for you.
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Photo of Louise Bellamy, Psychotherapist in Ashbourne, England
Louise Bellamy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ashbourne DE6
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
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Fay Petcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Doveridge DE6
My professional journey spans over two decades. I've dedicated over 20 years to the field of education, where I have played a crucial role in supporting children's mental health to foster resilience. This experience includes two years as a school counsellor and mental health lead, providing students with the guidance and support they need to overcome their challenges. I've also spent five years as a divorce coach, assisting couples and individuals as they navigate the often difficult process of separation and divorce.
My professional journey spans over two decades. I've dedicated over 20 years to the field of education, where I have played a crucial role in supporting children's mental health to foster resilience. This experience includes two years as a school counsellor and mental health lead, providing students with the guidance and support they need to overcome their challenges. I've also spent five years as a divorce coach, assisting couples and individuals as they navigate the often difficult process of separation and divorce.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ashbourne

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Ashbourne who prioritize treating:

95% Relationship Issues
95% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Bereavement
89% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
79% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Ashbourne see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ashbourne?

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.