Counselling in Bear Cross

Photo of Gill Patricia de Sylva, Psychotherapist in Bear Cross, England
Gill Patricia de Sylva
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bear Cross BH11
We all struggle at times to manage the pressures of everyday life. It maybe feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, recent or past trauma, anger or relationship difficulties. I am integratively trained meaning I value your individuality and can tailor my approach to your own unique needs. I am non-judgemental and offer empathy and warmth. We will work together to achieve your goals. I believe each client has the healing potential within to overcome life problems. The relationship we build together provides support and facilitates awareness, insight and personal growth thus allowing a more empowered happier life.
We all struggle at times to manage the pressures of everyday life. It maybe feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, recent or past trauma, anger or relationship difficulties. I am integratively trained meaning I value your individuality and can tailor my approach to your own unique needs. I am non-judgemental and offer empathy and warmth. We will work together to achieve your goals. I believe each client has the healing potential within to overcome life problems. The relationship we build together provides support and facilitates awareness, insight and personal growth thus allowing a more empowered happier life.
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AS Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bear Cross BH11
I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor who has a range of experience from working with children and young people to adults ranging from 18-60+. I provide a safe environment where you can come and explore any issues or feelings you have, without the fear of being judged or told what to do. I believe we all have the tools to solve our own problems or at least find some acceptance around them; sometimes things are just too hazy and jumbled to see clearly. In my own experience I have found that having the space to explore what is going on with another human being outside your personal life can work wonders. I am not saying I can
I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor who has a range of experience from working with children and young people to adults ranging from 18-60+. I provide a safe environment where you can come and explore any issues or feelings you have, without the fear of being judged or told what to do. I believe we all have the tools to solve our own problems or at least find some acceptance around them; sometimes things are just too hazy and jumbled to see clearly. In my own experience I have found that having the space to explore what is going on with another human being outside your personal life can work wonders. I am not saying I can
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr Roxanna Mohtashemi, Psychologist in Bear Cross, England
Dr Roxanna Mohtashemi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. I’m a clinical psychologist and a trained therapist in Internal Family Systems and EMDR. I’ve worked for over ten years in the NHS with adults experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, experiencing upsetting thoughts, overwhelming feelings, or even numbness and disconnect. Perhaps relationships don’t often go well, or you feel uncertain who you are as a person, or what you want from life. You might want some help to make sense of what’s going on inside you, to become unstuck and start moving forward again.
Welcome. I’m a clinical psychologist and a trained therapist in Internal Family Systems and EMDR. I’ve worked for over ten years in the NHS with adults experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, experiencing upsetting thoughts, overwhelming feelings, or even numbness and disconnect. Perhaps relationships don’t often go well, or you feel uncertain who you are as a person, or what you want from life. You might want some help to make sense of what’s going on inside you, to become unstuck and start moving forward again.
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Charlotte Louise Hughes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH4  (Online Only)
It can be a great relief to be able to share your worries and stress with someone. We all struggle at times and as much as we would like to talk to our friends or family we feel unable to let them in. Sometimes we feel stuck, alone and not able to find the solution to the problem that's making us unhappy. Being able to talk openly with someone who can support you, without judgement, as you explore your feelings and the circumstances that are causing you stress can make a big difference. You will start to feel in control, see things more clearly and feel more confident to make the changes you want to in your life.
It can be a great relief to be able to share your worries and stress with someone. We all struggle at times and as much as we would like to talk to our friends or family we feel unable to let them in. Sometimes we feel stuck, alone and not able to find the solution to the problem that's making us unhappy. Being able to talk openly with someone who can support you, without judgement, as you explore your feelings and the circumstances that are causing you stress can make a big difference. You will start to feel in control, see things more clearly and feel more confident to make the changes you want to in your life.
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Insight Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Not accepting new clients
Life can become extremely tough at times and that can lead to the erosion of our sense of wellbeing. We may find ourselves feeling constantly fatigued; struggling to enjoy the things we used to, withdrawing from activities, feeling bleak about life, feeling anxious or having physical complaints such as being more frequently unwell and struggling with digestive issues or muscular aches and pains. These issues could suggest that stress is having an impact on your psychological wellbeing. It can often prove challenging to work out how you got from A to B and how to navigate a way back to A.
Life can become extremely tough at times and that can lead to the erosion of our sense of wellbeing. We may find ourselves feeling constantly fatigued; struggling to enjoy the things we used to, withdrawing from activities, feeling bleak about life, feeling anxious or having physical complaints such as being more frequently unwell and struggling with digestive issues or muscular aches and pains. These issues could suggest that stress is having an impact on your psychological wellbeing. It can often prove challenging to work out how you got from A to B and how to navigate a way back to A.
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Paula Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Life can present us with unwelcome events at any age. Professional counselling can't change these events but can provide tools and techniques to help minimise their impact. In my practise, counselling is primarily about the relationship between you and me. It is a talking therapy where we can explore what is troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. Every person is an individual and therefore counselling can be different for everyone. I am more relationship driven rather than theory driven.
Life can present us with unwelcome events at any age. Professional counselling can't change these events but can provide tools and techniques to help minimise their impact. In my practise, counselling is primarily about the relationship between you and me. It is a talking therapy where we can explore what is troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. Every person is an individual and therefore counselling can be different for everyone. I am more relationship driven rather than theory driven.
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Photo of Shelley Bradley-Scholey, Psychotherapist in Bear Cross, England
Shelley Bradley-Scholey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Poole BH12
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
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Photo of Calm Seas Therapy, Counsellor in Bear Cross, England
Calm Seas Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH17
Are you feeling worried, stressed, anxious or just unhappy? I can help you explore what is happening for you in your life. I will listen and give you a safe, open space. It is your time to be free to feel and explore what ever you need to.
Are you feeling worried, stressed, anxious or just unhappy? I can help you explore what is happening for you in your life. I will listen and give you a safe, open space. It is your time to be free to feel and explore what ever you need to.
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Photo of Clare Morris Counselling, Counsellor in Bear Cross, England
Clare Morris Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. My name is Clare and I am an NCPS registered, Person-Centred counsellor offering either online or face to face appointments in Branksome, Poole, Dorset. ‘Person-Centred’ means we can work together in a way which suits you best, using a range of methods, tools and approaches to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Counselling offers a secure, safe, confidential relationship in which to uncover, explore and understand experiences which are impacting on your psychological, emotional and physical well-being. It can be long or short term and you choose how far you want or need to go.
Hello and welcome. My name is Clare and I am an NCPS registered, Person-Centred counsellor offering either online or face to face appointments in Branksome, Poole, Dorset. ‘Person-Centred’ means we can work together in a way which suits you best, using a range of methods, tools and approaches to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Counselling offers a secure, safe, confidential relationship in which to uncover, explore and understand experiences which are impacting on your psychological, emotional and physical well-being. It can be long or short term and you choose how far you want or need to go.
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Photo of MindSight Counselling, Counsellor in Bear Cross, England
MindSight Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH9
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
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Photo of Ana Rampelt, Psychotherapist in Bear Cross, England
Ana Rampelt
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
I've been working with people for over 20 years, joining them in sense-making journeys that allow them to live more content and meaningful lives. My focus is to help people explore their thoughts, emotions and past to alleviate difficult states or obstacles to their wellbeing. When people understand what drives their behaviour and reconnect with lost parts of themselves, they can reengage in positive relationships and feel they can own their life. Symptoms like anxiety, depression or a sense of futility and unhappiness are usually linked to past experience and therapy can facilitate a safe frame to revisit them.
I've been working with people for over 20 years, joining them in sense-making journeys that allow them to live more content and meaningful lives. My focus is to help people explore their thoughts, emotions and past to alleviate difficult states or obstacles to their wellbeing. When people understand what drives their behaviour and reconnect with lost parts of themselves, they can reengage in positive relationships and feel they can own their life. Symptoms like anxiety, depression or a sense of futility and unhappiness are usually linked to past experience and therapy can facilitate a safe frame to revisit them.
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Gsscounselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH10
Hi my names Gen, I specialise in anxiety, relationships and low self esteem counselling. If you feel that you are struggling with any of theses issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you to explore these things and look at how we can move forward and work through them. We will take the time to explore what you have been dealing with and look at different ways of how therapy can help you. I will listen to your needs and adapt our sessions so that you feel comfortable enough to discuss anything you’d like too.
Hi my names Gen, I specialise in anxiety, relationships and low self esteem counselling. If you feel that you are struggling with any of theses issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you to explore these things and look at how we can move forward and work through them. We will take the time to explore what you have been dealing with and look at different ways of how therapy can help you. I will listen to your needs and adapt our sessions so that you feel comfortable enough to discuss anything you’d like too.
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Photo of Elif Öykü Tolun, Psychologist in Bear Cross, England
Elif Öykü Tolun
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH10
I've been conducting therapies with adults and adolescents both Turkish and English. I mostly use CBT and Mindfulness to help my clients. I work on anxiety, depression, anger management, social anxiety, health anxiety, relationship problems as well as other mental health problems. When necessary, I use Solution Focused Therapy techniques which help patients to see their strong sides to achieve the desired goals and some Art Therapy techniques so that my clients can open up easier and see the things they are not aware of.
I've been conducting therapies with adults and adolescents both Turkish and English. I mostly use CBT and Mindfulness to help my clients. I work on anxiety, depression, anger management, social anxiety, health anxiety, relationship problems as well as other mental health problems. When necessary, I use Solution Focused Therapy techniques which help patients to see their strong sides to achieve the desired goals and some Art Therapy techniques so that my clients can open up easier and see the things they are not aware of.
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Photo of Barbara Perini, Psychotherapist in Bear Cross, England
Barbara Perini
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
When starting therapy you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light. The unconscious material, memories and traumas, will be able to emerge in a setting where they can be processed safely. The first session is an opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and to establish goals for our sessions. Therapy can be challenging and difficult at times, but I will be there to support you all the way through it.
When starting therapy you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light. The unconscious material, memories and traumas, will be able to emerge in a setting where they can be processed safely. The first session is an opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and to establish goals for our sessions. Therapy can be challenging and difficult at times, but I will be there to support you all the way through it.
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Photo of Richard Absalom, Psychotherapist in Bear Cross, England
Richard Absalom
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH12  (Online Only)
Experienced and established Integrative Individual and Couples Counsellor offering online appointments on Zoom or Skype. As well as my initial core training and qualification in Integrative Counselling (2006) I am additionally qualified in Sex and Relationship therapy. I have worked with individuals since 2006, and couples since 2009. Whatever your circumstances, I am passionate about helping people tap back into their own resources in order to solve problems and make changes. I can help, when unhelpful thoughts patterns and behaviours are keeping you stuck. The aim is to help you gain insight, and heighten self awareness.
Experienced and established Integrative Individual and Couples Counsellor offering online appointments on Zoom or Skype. As well as my initial core training and qualification in Integrative Counselling (2006) I am additionally qualified in Sex and Relationship therapy. I have worked with individuals since 2006, and couples since 2009. Whatever your circumstances, I am passionate about helping people tap back into their own resources in order to solve problems and make changes. I can help, when unhelpful thoughts patterns and behaviours are keeping you stuck. The aim is to help you gain insight, and heighten self awareness.
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Photo of Barbara Katharina Freeman, Counsellor in Bear Cross, England
Barbara Katharina Freeman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
I work as an integrative counsellor, which means I use a flexible, interactive approach that can be adapted to individual needs. I believe we are all unique individuals and as such different therapeutic approaches or techniques may be helpful.
I work as an integrative counsellor, which means I use a flexible, interactive approach that can be adapted to individual needs. I believe we are all unique individuals and as such different therapeutic approaches or techniques may be helpful.
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Julie Haine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
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Photo of Abby Orchard, Counsellor in Bear Cross, England
Abby Orchard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Do you feel you could develop your potential further? Do you feel anxious or depressed or suffer from PTSD? Is your relationship suffering? Are you finding difficult to manage stressors? Is this getting in the way of you achieving your goals and the quality of life and relationship you desire? I can help!
Do you feel you could develop your potential further? Do you feel anxious or depressed or suffer from PTSD? Is your relationship suffering? Are you finding difficult to manage stressors? Is this getting in the way of you achieving your goals and the quality of life and relationship you desire? I can help!
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Rebecca Luty - Safe Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH12
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
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Photo of The Binge Eating Therapist, Psychotherapist in Bear Cross, England
The Binge Eating Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH14
Do you long to experience some peace, freedom and self trust around food? I believe this should be a birthright for everyone. If you are feeling out of control around food and concerned about the size or shape of your body, I get it because I've been there. I now use my professional and lived experience to help others find their way out of the prison of binge eating. I'm sure you have tried many times to gain control of your eating and maybe you're at a point where you're thinking there must be more going on than simply not being able to stick to a diet. Is therapy the answer?
Do you long to experience some peace, freedom and self trust around food? I believe this should be a birthright for everyone. If you are feeling out of control around food and concerned about the size or shape of your body, I get it because I've been there. I now use my professional and lived experience to help others find their way out of the prison of binge eating. I'm sure you have tried many times to gain control of your eating and maybe you're at a point where you're thinking there must be more going on than simply not being able to stick to a diet. Is therapy the answer?
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bear Cross

< 10

Counsellors in Bear Cross who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Life Coaching
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Bear Cross see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bear Cross?

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.