Counselling in Bickleigh

Photo of Yvonne Beechfield, MBACP, Counsellor
Yvonne Beechfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bickleigh PL6
Life will sometimes take us down paths we havn't asked for, causing us to loose sense of our true self, dulling our energy and bringing uncertainty in how we choose to live. Talking does help. It gives you the chance to bring all your concerns and worries into a safe space where I can help you sort through each of them. With careful exploration we can identify what you might like to change and how to make the change. Life will feel easier and lighter as you start to gain control over how you choose to live it.
Life will sometimes take us down paths we havn't asked for, causing us to loose sense of our true self, dulling our energy and bringing uncertainty in how we choose to live. Talking does help. It gives you the chance to bring all your concerns and worries into a safe space where I can help you sort through each of them. With careful exploration we can identify what you might like to change and how to make the change. Life will feel easier and lighter as you start to gain control over how you choose to live it.
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Lynne Worcester
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bickleigh EX16
Making the decision to approach a counsellor is a huge step and knowing which therapist to choose can be overwhelming. From the outset I will aim to put you at ease and work collaboratively with you to help you address your problems. By enabling you to speak openly about what is happening in your life, I will join you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to help you find lasting change and a different future. I offer both short and long term therapy. We will discuss your needs at the initial session and come to an agreement about what is best for you. No one need attend any more sessions than they feel is appropriate.
Making the decision to approach a counsellor is a huge step and knowing which therapist to choose can be overwhelming. From the outset I will aim to put you at ease and work collaboratively with you to help you address your problems. By enabling you to speak openly about what is happening in your life, I will join you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to help you find lasting change and a different future. I offer both short and long term therapy. We will discuss your needs at the initial session and come to an agreement about what is best for you. No one need attend any more sessions than they feel is appropriate.
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Photo of Jayne Anne Chugg, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jayne Anne Chugg
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bickleigh PL6
Hello my name is Jayne, I am an experienced counsellor since 2007, live and work around the Plymouth area, i offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice and would consider home visits and offer telephone calls and zoom. As a private practioner my experience has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of issues, what i can offer is a safe space and a listening ear for you to come and explore any personal experienced issues/problems that may be effecting you at this time in a relaxed confidential manner. My background is working in a care sector with acute/mental health and autism with children and adults for.
Hello my name is Jayne, I am an experienced counsellor since 2007, live and work around the Plymouth area, i offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice and would consider home visits and offer telephone calls and zoom. As a private practioner my experience has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of issues, what i can offer is a safe space and a listening ear for you to come and explore any personal experienced issues/problems that may be effecting you at this time in a relaxed confidential manner. My background is working in a care sector with acute/mental health and autism with children and adults for.
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Photo of Mark Hashimi Msc Ukcp Mbacp Cta Emdr, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Mark Hashimi Msc Ukcp Mbacp Cta Emdr
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
I have lots of experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse and work related problems. During our first meet we will discuss and agree how we can best work together, the frequency and duration of the therapy and desired outcome, whether that's just wanting to feel better in some way, or something more targeted. This will then form a kind of contract which we will base the work on whilst reviewing it periodically. Usually sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week. I integrate a range of different psychotherapeutic approaches subject to your needs.
I have lots of experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse and work related problems. During our first meet we will discuss and agree how we can best work together, the frequency and duration of the therapy and desired outcome, whether that's just wanting to feel better in some way, or something more targeted. This will then form a kind of contract which we will base the work on whilst reviewing it periodically. Usually sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week. I integrate a range of different psychotherapeutic approaches subject to your needs.
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Photo of Sarah Finch, BACP, Counsellor
Sarah Finch
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
I mostly work with clients who have been adversely affected by abuse, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I have extended this to work with couples and relationships. I work by tuning into each client’s individual circumstances and listen to how their life experiences have impacted them. I can offer some solutions, such as coping mechanisms for managing trauma responses such as anxiety and depression. I also offer help in developing practical skills in managing narcissistic behaviour, such as carefully considered boundary setting, recognising that boundaries often come with negative consequences.
I mostly work with clients who have been adversely affected by abuse, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I have extended this to work with couples and relationships. I work by tuning into each client’s individual circumstances and listen to how their life experiences have impacted them. I can offer some solutions, such as coping mechanisms for managing trauma responses such as anxiety and depression. I also offer help in developing practical skills in managing narcissistic behaviour, such as carefully considered boundary setting, recognising that boundaries often come with negative consequences.
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Photo of Ollie Frame, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Ollie Frame
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
Waitlist for new clients
Hello. I am an experienced integrative therapist offering sessions in blocks of six to eight weeks, focussing on a specific issue in a targeted way. Perhaps you are reading this because you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of the way forward. Perhaps you are having difficulties relating to career, relationships or family life, or with emotions such as anger, anxiety or low mood. You might be struggling with addictions, with life changes or transitions, or you might be suffering with a sense of alienation or a crisis of meaning in your life. If so, I hope you will read on and get in touch if my approach resonates with you.
Hello. I am an experienced integrative therapist offering sessions in blocks of six to eight weeks, focussing on a specific issue in a targeted way. Perhaps you are reading this because you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of the way forward. Perhaps you are having difficulties relating to career, relationships or family life, or with emotions such as anger, anxiety or low mood. You might be struggling with addictions, with life changes or transitions, or you might be suffering with a sense of alienation or a crisis of meaning in your life. If so, I hope you will read on and get in touch if my approach resonates with you.
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Photo of Dr Joanne Crossley, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Joanne Crossley
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Crediton EX6
Are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? ​Are you looking for help and support quickly? I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support for your child and the importance of being able to access this quickly. I have worked with children and young people experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, obsessive-compulsive disorder and difficulties adjusting to and managing physical health conditions. My aim is to help children, young people and their families overcome their challenges and empower them so that they can thrive and flourish.
Are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? ​Are you looking for help and support quickly? I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support for your child and the importance of being able to access this quickly. I have worked with children and young people experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, obsessive-compulsive disorder and difficulties adjusting to and managing physical health conditions. My aim is to help children, young people and their families overcome their challenges and empower them so that they can thrive and flourish.
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Bundle MacLaren Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
I believe everyone can benefit from psychotherapy and that talking to a professional is the best first step to take if you're struggling. As a UKCP psychotherapist in advanced clinical training and with over 800 hours of clinical experience, I can support you to make sense of your concerns, feelings and behaviours. Starting therapy can feel like a big step so please get in touch for a free consultation where we can talk things through and ensure you get the right support you need. If I don't think I'm the right person for you then I'll signpost you to someone who is.
I believe everyone can benefit from psychotherapy and that talking to a professional is the best first step to take if you're struggling. As a UKCP psychotherapist in advanced clinical training and with over 800 hours of clinical experience, I can support you to make sense of your concerns, feelings and behaviours. Starting therapy can feel like a big step so please get in touch for a free consultation where we can talk things through and ensure you get the right support you need. If I don't think I'm the right person for you then I'll signpost you to someone who is.
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Photo of Rowena Jane Hillier, MBACP, Counsellor
Rowena Jane Hillier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Okehampton EX20
My work is undertaken within a spiritual framework. I am able to offer a safe place where you can be heard, thus enabling you to look at issues, feelings and emotions. I will give you the support and clarity you require to empower you to make the changes in your life you feel you’d like to make. I am able to work in a creative way this can often help when you feel that word are just not enough to express what you are feeling. I am able to work not only with the problem on top but also with any underlying problem or pattern of behavior you may wish to change.
My work is undertaken within a spiritual framework. I am able to offer a safe place where you can be heard, thus enabling you to look at issues, feelings and emotions. I will give you the support and clarity you require to empower you to make the changes in your life you feel you’d like to make. I am able to work in a creative way this can often help when you feel that word are just not enough to express what you are feeling. I am able to work not only with the problem on top but also with any underlying problem or pattern of behavior you may wish to change.
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Photo of Dr Yasmine Khan, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Yasmine Khan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. I offer a compassionate, heart-centred approach to existential crises. Our search for meaning and purpose, who we really are and why we are here often comes under the guise of other problems or illness. We may experience depression, anxiety, grief about humanity, wars, our planet, shame, deep loneliness, identity concerns, suicidal feelings or quest for soul and and a spiritual path. During therapy, I can help you develop self-compassion and inner strength, so you can face difficulties while clarity and self-knowledge grow, leaving behind what is not supporting you and moving on to live your authentic self, your truth.
Welcome. I offer a compassionate, heart-centred approach to existential crises. Our search for meaning and purpose, who we really are and why we are here often comes under the guise of other problems or illness. We may experience depression, anxiety, grief about humanity, wars, our planet, shame, deep loneliness, identity concerns, suicidal feelings or quest for soul and and a spiritual path. During therapy, I can help you develop self-compassion and inner strength, so you can face difficulties while clarity and self-knowledge grow, leaving behind what is not supporting you and moving on to live your authentic self, your truth.
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Chris MacDonald
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Torquay TQ13
I offer an opportunity for you to explore whatever you feel the need to share, in a safe environment with a trained counsellor and psychotherapist. I will bring over 20 years experience working in this area with adults and young people ( over 11 years old ) to our sessions together.
I offer an opportunity for you to explore whatever you feel the need to share, in a safe environment with a trained counsellor and psychotherapist. I will bring over 20 years experience working in this area with adults and young people ( over 11 years old ) to our sessions together.
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Photo of Peg Hardman, BACP, Counsellor
Peg Hardman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
People may seek counselling for all sorts of reasons; whether it's for help with life's emotional wear and tear or because of deep distress. Counselling is an opportunity to explore any worries or concerns that are important to you. I work with adults, on a one to one basis, in person, over zoom or by telephone. I have over 20 years experience of working in the field of mental health and well-being. I believe in our ability to develop and grow as unique individuals. My aim is to support you in working towards a deeper understanding of yourself and your world; moving closer towards reaching your full potential.
People may seek counselling for all sorts of reasons; whether it's for help with life's emotional wear and tear or because of deep distress. Counselling is an opportunity to explore any worries or concerns that are important to you. I work with adults, on a one to one basis, in person, over zoom or by telephone. I have over 20 years experience of working in the field of mental health and well-being. I believe in our ability to develop and grow as unique individuals. My aim is to support you in working towards a deeper understanding of yourself and your world; moving closer towards reaching your full potential.
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Claire Cook (Willingham)
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bovey Tracey TQ13
Hello.... I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP) based in Newton Abbot, Devon. Counselling is not only helpful for traumatic life events, it can also help when you are at a crossroads, feeling stuck or having a huge sense that life is not what it could be. I like to encourage my clients to explore their issues and work towards a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Together we will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can build in them developing a greater self awareness. However, FINDING THE RIGHT PERON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THERAPY.
Hello.... I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP) based in Newton Abbot, Devon. Counselling is not only helpful for traumatic life events, it can also help when you are at a crossroads, feeling stuck or having a huge sense that life is not what it could be. I like to encourage my clients to explore their issues and work towards a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Together we will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can build in them developing a greater self awareness. However, FINDING THE RIGHT PERON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THERAPY.
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Steve Thom
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
Clients tell me that I am warm, kind, non-judgmental and easy to talk to, especially after taking that difficult first step to contact a counsellor in the first place. I have called my practice The Upward Spiral because I believe in the power of making initial achievable changes. I have seen many times how these first ‘small’ changes can then lead to an upward spiral of more positive change, which can reverse the downward spiral of depression and anxiety.
Clients tell me that I am warm, kind, non-judgmental and easy to talk to, especially after taking that difficult first step to contact a counsellor in the first place. I have called my practice The Upward Spiral because I believe in the power of making initial achievable changes. I have seen many times how these first ‘small’ changes can then lead to an upward spiral of more positive change, which can reverse the downward spiral of depression and anxiety.
01626 242795 View 01626 242795
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Matthew Hart
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX6
Not accepting new clients
I specialise in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger related to family, social situations or work. My role is to help you gain understanding and find solutions so that you can once again cope with stress, enjoy home and work relationships, and feel a renewed sense of yourself and purpose in life. I am a qualified psychotherapist practicing face to face in Exeter/Crediton (and online when needed). I offer a tiered 'equalising' fee structure which invites those on higher incomes to pay more in order that I can offer a reduced rate to those who cannot afford the standard rate. Contact me for more info.
I specialise in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger related to family, social situations or work. My role is to help you gain understanding and find solutions so that you can once again cope with stress, enjoy home and work relationships, and feel a renewed sense of yourself and purpose in life. I am a qualified psychotherapist practicing face to face in Exeter/Crediton (and online when needed). I offer a tiered 'equalising' fee structure which invites those on higher incomes to pay more in order that I can offer a reduced rate to those who cannot afford the standard rate. Contact me for more info.
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Quartz Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
My name is Janet Joffe. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist , I choose an integrative approach because it gives me the flexibility to provide you with the most effective methods and techniques that suit you giving you the best opportunity to discover your own inner resources and the results you desire. I work with adults, young people and children.
My name is Janet Joffe. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist , I choose an integrative approach because it gives me the flexibility to provide you with the most effective methods and techniques that suit you giving you the best opportunity to discover your own inner resources and the results you desire. I work with adults, young people and children.
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Lori Thackham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Okehampton EX20
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.
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Two's-Talking Counselling & Supervision Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okehampton EX20
My name is Debbie and I am a registered therapist with BACP and NCS. I offer counselling face to face, online or via a telephone service. I work with person/s over the age of eight years old. I can help you with stress, anxiety/depression, anger, bereavement, relationships, abuse and couple's therapy. I understand you want to see a therapist as soon as you make that decision to do so. I will validate your feelings and i will acknowledge how distressing you are experiencing your life right now. I want to help you and I aim to see you within 7 working days. My goal is to get you to where you want to be.
My name is Debbie and I am a registered therapist with BACP and NCS. I offer counselling face to face, online or via a telephone service. I work with person/s over the age of eight years old. I can help you with stress, anxiety/depression, anger, bereavement, relationships, abuse and couple's therapy. I understand you want to see a therapist as soon as you make that decision to do so. I will validate your feelings and i will acknowledge how distressing you are experiencing your life right now. I want to help you and I aim to see you within 7 working days. My goal is to get you to where you want to be.
01392 690620 View 01392 690620
Photo of Hannah Claire Hipwell, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Hannah Claire Hipwell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
Are you struggling to cope with day to day life and finding it difficult to move forwards and find happiness? Perhaps you have recently had a relationship breakdown or lost a loved one and are finding the loss unbearable. Alternatively you might be experiencing signs of Anxiety, Depression or Stress which are preventing you from enjoying life and finding purpose. These are all difficult experiences to face on your own and you deserve to find happiness and a better quality of life.
Are you struggling to cope with day to day life and finding it difficult to move forwards and find happiness? Perhaps you have recently had a relationship breakdown or lost a loved one and are finding the loss unbearable. Alternatively you might be experiencing signs of Anxiety, Depression or Stress which are preventing you from enjoying life and finding purpose. These are all difficult experiences to face on your own and you deserve to find happiness and a better quality of life.
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Zoe Powell Martin
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX6  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Zoe - it's a pleasure to meet you. I am an experienced LGBTQ+ and University counsellor currently offering online counselling and psychotherapy. I provide a warm, safe and nurturing space to support you on your therapeutic journey. As a therapist, I am committed to ensure that your therapy sessions are co-constructed to meet your individual therapeutic needs. Benefitting from shared-decision making, a focus on therapeutic direction as well as empathy, support, compassion and attention, you can expect a uniquely inclusive and collaborative therapeutic experience.
Hello, I'm Zoe - it's a pleasure to meet you. I am an experienced LGBTQ+ and University counsellor currently offering online counselling and psychotherapy. I provide a warm, safe and nurturing space to support you on your therapeutic journey. As a therapist, I am committed to ensure that your therapy sessions are co-constructed to meet your individual therapeutic needs. Benefitting from shared-decision making, a focus on therapeutic direction as well as empathy, support, compassion and attention, you can expect a uniquely inclusive and collaborative therapeutic experience.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bickleigh

< 10

Counsellors in Bickleigh who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Bickleigh see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bickleigh?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.