Counselling in Bathpool

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David Flavin
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bathpool TA2  (Online Only)
I specialise in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) along side other integrative therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness and hypnotherapy. The framework my approach is built on is REBT, yet as each of us are different, I integrate the other therapies to suit each individual. Some clients benefit more from rationalising thoughts and beliefs, while some need help getting over the past, and some need help with moving forward. I work with my clients to address issues, create and reach goals, and to help them make the most of everyday life, without the struggles.
I specialise in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) along side other integrative therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness and hypnotherapy. The framework my approach is built on is REBT, yet as each of us are different, I integrate the other therapies to suit each individual. Some clients benefit more from rationalising thoughts and beliefs, while some need help getting over the past, and some need help with moving forward. I work with my clients to address issues, create and reach goals, and to help them make the most of everyday life, without the struggles.
01823 795083 View 01823 795083

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Clarity Counselling Cornwall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Callington PL17  (Online Only)
Hi. My name is Dan. Most of us seem to spend lots of our time thinking (or maybe worrying?) about our past, or envisioning our future. The difficult truth however is that in actuality the only genuine experience of life we can have is here, now, in the present moment. When we talk about our thoughts and feelings, our relationship to them changes. It's not magic. My role is simply to listen to you with compassion, without judgement, and perhaps help you to hear yourself differently, in the “safe space” of a confidential and (when it works) unique relationship. You are and can only ever possibly be the greatest expert on you.
Hi. My name is Dan. Most of us seem to spend lots of our time thinking (or maybe worrying?) about our past, or envisioning our future. The difficult truth however is that in actuality the only genuine experience of life we can have is here, now, in the present moment. When we talk about our thoughts and feelings, our relationship to them changes. It's not magic. My role is simply to listen to you with compassion, without judgement, and perhaps help you to hear yourself differently, in the “safe space” of a confidential and (when it works) unique relationship. You are and can only ever possibly be the greatest expert on you.
01579 558810 View 01579 558810
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Jeff Hutchens
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
Hi I’m Jeff. So tell me are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, anger or depression? I specialise in helping you move past these issues. I know life has been hard lately. and I am here for you. I know you want to move on with your life but something always seems to hold you back. Sometimes it is overwhelming to the extent that you know you need more than a chat with friends or a good night out. This goes deeper, and it is hampering you more than you would like to admit. You want some freedom from all this negative emotional baggage you seem to be carrying - it is time to let it all go... but how? It is time to get in touch…
Hi I’m Jeff. So tell me are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, anger or depression? I specialise in helping you move past these issues. I know life has been hard lately. and I am here for you. I know you want to move on with your life but something always seems to hold you back. Sometimes it is overwhelming to the extent that you know you need more than a chat with friends or a good night out. This goes deeper, and it is hampering you more than you would like to admit. You want some freedom from all this negative emotional baggage you seem to be carrying - it is time to let it all go... but how? It is time to get in touch…
01566 708723 View 01566 708723
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John Leslie Threadgold
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Callington PL17
Hi. I have helped people with issues such as depression, anxiety anger management, unresolved trauma /PTSD and a host of other issues. I aim to offer you a safe space to explore your issues as well as practical strategies for helping you to feel better and make constructive changes to your life. My training includes Trauma training as well as Focusing and Experiential psychotherapy, including mindfulness, person centered, whole body focusing psychotherapy, and more.
Hi. I have helped people with issues such as depression, anxiety anger management, unresolved trauma /PTSD and a host of other issues. I aim to offer you a safe space to explore your issues as well as practical strategies for helping you to feel better and make constructive changes to your life. My training includes Trauma training as well as Focusing and Experiential psychotherapy, including mindfulness, person centered, whole body focusing psychotherapy, and more.
020 3828 7102 View 020 3828 7102
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Emma White
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
I offer an intuitive, integrative approach to meet your individual needs. I have experience in working with trauma & can offer body centred therapy to provide stability & provide safe & effective therapy. Simply being with with someone who is listening, deeply to what you are saying, can be a hugely supportive experience. We always simply start with where you are now, and work together, even when things are difficult, to find ways to move forward. Enabling you to live life more fully, with an increased sense of freedom & choice.
I offer an intuitive, integrative approach to meet your individual needs. I have experience in working with trauma & can offer body centred therapy to provide stability & provide safe & effective therapy. Simply being with with someone who is listening, deeply to what you are saying, can be a hugely supportive experience. We always simply start with where you are now, and work together, even when things are difficult, to find ways to move forward. Enabling you to live life more fully, with an increased sense of freedom & choice.
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Louise Jones Traumatologist
Verified Verified
Callington PL17  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Online only. I specialise in helping people who have experienced, trauma or abuse, work through solutions to enable them to return to the life they once had. Often this will be finding themselves for the first time. Trauma and PTSD can affect anyone that has experienced a potentially life-threatening event, or a serious injury, or witnessed one or heard about an event that has happened to a close friend or family member. Your symptoms may include some or all but not be limited to, upsetting thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, avoiding people, places or situations, irritability, anxiety, jumpy, panic attacks and more.
Online only. I specialise in helping people who have experienced, trauma or abuse, work through solutions to enable them to return to the life they once had. Often this will be finding themselves for the first time. Trauma and PTSD can affect anyone that has experienced a potentially life-threatening event, or a serious injury, or witnessed one or heard about an event that has happened to a close friend or family member. Your symptoms may include some or all but not be limited to, upsetting thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, avoiding people, places or situations, irritability, anxiety, jumpy, panic attacks and more.
01752 982164 View 01752 982164
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Lori Thackham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
Welcome - I offer counselling for anxiety, depression and trauma to adults and young people. I am experienced in supporting people to understand themselves better; work through life experiences; identify needs and how to get them met in ways that support a greater sense of wellbeing. I can help to empower you to find your own answers to life's problems. I work flexibly to help you in your process of gaining clarity and deeper understanding, enabling you to find solutions & make decisions to move forward in your life. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor. I offer concessions to trainee counsellors.
Welcome - I offer counselling for anxiety, depression and trauma to adults and young people. I am experienced in supporting people to understand themselves better; work through life experiences; identify needs and how to get them met in ways that support a greater sense of wellbeing. I can help to empower you to find your own answers to life's problems. I work flexibly to help you in your process of gaining clarity and deeper understanding, enabling you to find solutions & make decisions to move forward in your life. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor. I offer concessions to trainee counsellors.
01822 661241 View 01822 661241
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Amy Freathy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Callington PL17
Truly being heard can sometimes be all it takes to start to make sense of how we are feeling. I'm Amy and I am a friendly and down to earth counsellor who will listen with empathy and non-judgement to give you the compassionate attention you need to help you explore thoughts, emotions or experiences that may be causing you difficulties. My hope is that we can work together so that you can feel authentically yourself and accepted for who you are so you can face life stronger and with more self-awareness.
Truly being heard can sometimes be all it takes to start to make sense of how we are feeling. I'm Amy and I am a friendly and down to earth counsellor who will listen with empathy and non-judgement to give you the compassionate attention you need to help you explore thoughts, emotions or experiences that may be causing you difficulties. My hope is that we can work together so that you can feel authentically yourself and accepted for who you are so you can face life stronger and with more self-awareness.
01752 741891 View 01752 741891
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Chris Eames
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
Are you finding life hard right now? Do you know something’s not quite right, but are struggling to make sense of what's going on? You may be experiencing difficulty in your relationships with others, either at work, or in the family. You may have noticed that it’s becoming harder to regulate your emotions, or impossible to make decisions about your own life. Talking to someone neutral can help you get back in touch with what you really feel, leaving you free to make the decisions you need to get back on track. Whatever your situation, I can help you make sense of whatever's going on, and support you in finding a way through.
Are you finding life hard right now? Do you know something’s not quite right, but are struggling to make sense of what's going on? You may be experiencing difficulty in your relationships with others, either at work, or in the family. You may have noticed that it’s becoming harder to regulate your emotions, or impossible to make decisions about your own life. Talking to someone neutral can help you get back in touch with what you really feel, leaving you free to make the decisions you need to get back on track. Whatever your situation, I can help you make sense of whatever's going on, and support you in finding a way through.
07813 067743 View 07813 067743
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Kate Howells
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lifton PL16
Are you looking for a counsellor because you are feeling stuck and unable to stop behaving in unhelpful old patterns? You may have an idea of how you would like to be, but don’t know how to get there. You may find it hard to fit in and connect to people, feeling that everyone else is doing it better. You may be finding it hard to accept yourself as you are and be wondering what you have to offer. Anxiety and depression make it difficult to move away from this place. If you are on the autistic spectrum, these problems can be magnified. Finding a way out of this on your own can seem impossible.
Are you looking for a counsellor because you are feeling stuck and unable to stop behaving in unhelpful old patterns? You may have an idea of how you would like to be, but don’t know how to get there. You may find it hard to fit in and connect to people, feeling that everyone else is doing it better. You may be finding it hard to accept yourself as you are and be wondering what you have to offer. Anxiety and depression make it difficult to move away from this place. If you are on the autistic spectrum, these problems can be magnified. Finding a way out of this on your own can seem impossible.
01566 701200 View 01566 701200
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Dr Tracey Harding Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15  (Online Only)
I work with people experiencing a range of difficulties associated with, for example, anxiety (general, health and social), depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low self-esteem, bereavement and loss and symptoms of the menopause.
I work with people experiencing a range of difficulties associated with, for example, anxiety (general, health and social), depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low self-esteem, bereavement and loss and symptoms of the menopause.
01566 708770 View 01566 708770
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Dr Claire Rycroft
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting process with so many options. I offer a non-judgmental, evidence-based therapy space for adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. Please do get in touch for a free consultation to decide if I can support you in your journey.
Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting process with so many options. I offer a non-judgmental, evidence-based therapy space for adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. Please do get in touch for a free consultation to decide if I can support you in your journey.
01840 701835 View 01840 701835
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Michelle Beard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL15
As a fully qualified person-centred counsellor within the heart of Newquay, Cornwall, I can provide you with the time and space to talk openly in a confidential environment. Whether you are seeking counselling to talk about your depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or perhaps just want someone from outside of your life to listen. I will provide a space that is non-judgmental and through empathy and congruence we can build a therapeutic relationship, for us to be able to reflect back on some of the issues that you're experiencing.
As a fully qualified person-centred counsellor within the heart of Newquay, Cornwall, I can provide you with the time and space to talk openly in a confidential environment. Whether you are seeking counselling to talk about your depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or perhaps just want someone from outside of your life to listen. I will provide a space that is non-judgmental and through empathy and congruence we can build a therapeutic relationship, for us to be able to reflect back on some of the issues that you're experiencing.
01637 808910 View 01637 808910
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Emily Burns Child Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
Emily is a Child and Adolescent Therapist who has worked therapeutically with children and families for over twenty years. She has helped many children through difficult times using play and the arts to communicate emotions, often in ways words cannot. She works with play, creative arts, mindfulness, visualisations and other techniques to help children and young people cope with and make sense of anxiety and strong emotions. She is experienced in child-parent work and offers support to parents and professionals. She has specialisms in trauma and attachment and works with vulnerable children at Trevi and Psychology Associates.
Emily is a Child and Adolescent Therapist who has worked therapeutically with children and families for over twenty years. She has helped many children through difficult times using play and the arts to communicate emotions, often in ways words cannot. She works with play, creative arts, mindfulness, visualisations and other techniques to help children and young people cope with and make sense of anxiety and strong emotions. She is experienced in child-parent work and offers support to parents and professionals. She has specialisms in trauma and attachment and works with vulnerable children at Trevi and Psychology Associates.
01822 668324 View 01822 668324
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The Outdoor Therapist
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Callington PL17
My name is Rachel. Share your burdens with me, be accepted and listened to, ease tensions, stress, anxiety and feel less sad. I can help you understand why you feel the way you do and discover solutions that enable you to make positive change. You will find ways to reset and self care, improve your confidence and self-esteem. I am a trained Outdoor Therapist based in Saltash at Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve and the Rame Peninsula at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Being in the open air is more freeing than sitting indoors. Moving the body enables us to release tensions and it will stimulate new thoughts that encourage change.
My name is Rachel. Share your burdens with me, be accepted and listened to, ease tensions, stress, anxiety and feel less sad. I can help you understand why you feel the way you do and discover solutions that enable you to make positive change. You will find ways to reset and self care, improve your confidence and self-esteem. I am a trained Outdoor Therapist based in Saltash at Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve and the Rame Peninsula at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Being in the open air is more freeing than sitting indoors. Moving the body enables us to release tensions and it will stimulate new thoughts that encourage change.
01752 395669 View 01752 395669
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Fran Dewdney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
Losing someone close to you can be one of the hardest things you will experience in your life. Leaving you feeling isolated, lost and as if life will never be the same again. I have lots of experience of working with clients who are struggling in their grief to help them come to terms with what has happened, make sense of how they feel and look forward to their future. I have particular experience supporting women and their partners who have had pregnancy related grief/crisis from working within a Plymouth based charity for six years.
Losing someone close to you can be one of the hardest things you will experience in your life. Leaving you feeling isolated, lost and as if life will never be the same again. I have lots of experience of working with clients who are struggling in their grief to help them come to terms with what has happened, make sense of how they feel and look forward to their future. I have particular experience supporting women and their partners who have had pregnancy related grief/crisis from working within a Plymouth based charity for six years.
01822 668572 View 01822 668572
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Dr Rochelle Woollacott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Launceston PL15  (Online Only)
People come to therapy for many different and important reasons. For some it is to discuss difficult and emotional experiences, while for others its to have a space in their week to reflect and make time to check-in with themselves. I ask all my clients to come with an open-mind as therapy can take you on a journey of self-discovery. I have worked with many clients with varying degrees of personal difficulties; severe and mild distress including depression, anxiety, suicide, low-self-esteem, earlier life trauma, PTSD, relational difficulties and many more.
People come to therapy for many different and important reasons. For some it is to discuss difficult and emotional experiences, while for others its to have a space in their week to reflect and make time to check-in with themselves. I ask all my clients to come with an open-mind as therapy can take you on a journey of self-discovery. I have worked with many clients with varying degrees of personal difficulties; severe and mild distress including depression, anxiety, suicide, low-self-esteem, earlier life trauma, PTSD, relational difficulties and many more.
01837 516734 View 01837 516734
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Rebecca Inkin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic counsellor & Supervisor based in Callington. I work with both adults and young people and offer a flexible approach to counselling and working from a peaceful log cabin offer a private and relaxing space for my face-to-face service. If preferred I can also offer counselling via telephone or Skype. I work in an holistic way using Person-Centred, Gestalt, CBT and Trans-personal techniques connecting the mind, soul, emotion and body.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic counsellor & Supervisor based in Callington. I work with both adults and young people and offer a flexible approach to counselling and working from a peaceful log cabin offer a private and relaxing space for my face-to-face service. If preferred I can also offer counselling via telephone or Skype. I work in an holistic way using Person-Centred, Gestalt, CBT and Trans-personal techniques connecting the mind, soul, emotion and body.
01822 667891 View 01822 667891
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Jeff Dawson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Callington PL17
Are you aged between 12 and 25-years-old and struggling with your mental and emotional health? Do you need some counselling to help make sense of your life? If so, I could help. My name is Jeff and I have worked with young people in Devon and Cornwall since 2010 in variety of roles from youth worker, coach, mentor, trainer and now psychotherapeutic counsellor.
Are you aged between 12 and 25-years-old and struggling with your mental and emotional health? Do you need some counselling to help make sense of your life? If so, I could help. My name is Jeff and I have worked with young people in Devon and Cornwall since 2010 in variety of roles from youth worker, coach, mentor, trainer and now psychotherapeutic counsellor.
01822 661316 View 01822 661316
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Miss Nicola Petch
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
Within my private counselling practice I work with many kinds of presenting problems such as anxiety(including generalized anxiety disorder), depression, work related problems, relationship difficulties, abuse, such as sexual, physical or emotional and addiction. I have worked as a therapeutic counsellor/group facilitator for a residential treatment centre for women recovering from substance misuse and domestic violence. I also work as a specialist counsellor in a sexual violence clinic. I have a Diploma in Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder and Sex Addiction.
Within my private counselling practice I work with many kinds of presenting problems such as anxiety(including generalized anxiety disorder), depression, work related problems, relationship difficulties, abuse, such as sexual, physical or emotional and addiction. I have worked as a therapeutic counsellor/group facilitator for a residential treatment centre for women recovering from substance misuse and domestic violence. I also work as a specialist counsellor in a sexual violence clinic. I have a Diploma in Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder and Sex Addiction.
07480 788669 View 07480 788669

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bathpool

< 10

Counsellors in Bathpool who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Chronic Pain
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Parenting

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Bathpool see their clients

100% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bathpool?

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.