Counselling in Bideford

Photo of Marcia Redwood, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Marcia Redwood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Relationship is key to building a safe and compassionate space to work in. I enjoy working with people who want to increase their knowledge of themselves so they can understand what is going on for them and be able identify why issues arise and with that knowledge be able to react differently where appropriate. I work with an integrative model using a number of theories however these are adapted to the needs of each individual client as each client has their own individual needs.
Relationship is key to building a safe and compassionate space to work in. I enjoy working with people who want to increase their knowledge of themselves so they can understand what is going on for them and be able identify why issues arise and with that knowledge be able to react differently where appropriate. I work with an integrative model using a number of theories however these are adapted to the needs of each individual client as each client has their own individual needs.
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Photo of Clare Louise Babb Counsellor Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist in Bideford, England
Clare Louise Babb Counsellor Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39  (Online Only)
Are you tired of overthinking and never feeling good enough? Are your relationships often difficult or disappointing? Are you struggling to relax and enjoy life? When life is hard, it’s difficult to feel hope for the future. It can feel like setting yourself up for a fall and you're not sure whether you've got the strength to get back up again. I can help you understand more about yourself, why you feel like you do and how to bring about real, lasting change.
Are you tired of overthinking and never feeling good enough? Are your relationships often difficult or disappointing? Are you struggling to relax and enjoy life? When life is hard, it’s difficult to feel hope for the future. It can feel like setting yourself up for a fall and you're not sure whether you've got the strength to get back up again. I can help you understand more about yourself, why you feel like you do and how to bring about real, lasting change.
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Photo of Vikki Harvey Counselling, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Vikki Harvey Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bideford EX39
Therapy is scary but so rewarding and enlightening. If you are looking to improve your understanding of yourself, and move forward with your life in a positive way, then get in touch for a free confidential consultation. Working therapeutically online has changed greatly in recent years and I have extensive experience of working successfully with clients on line. Imagine no travelling to appointments, but instead sitting in the comfort and safety of your own home, relaxed in the knowledge you are receiving first class therapy.
Therapy is scary but so rewarding and enlightening. If you are looking to improve your understanding of yourself, and move forward with your life in a positive way, then get in touch for a free confidential consultation. Working therapeutically online has changed greatly in recent years and I have extensive experience of working successfully with clients on line. Imagine no travelling to appointments, but instead sitting in the comfort and safety of your own home, relaxed in the knowledge you are receiving first class therapy.
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Photo of Joanne Helen Elsmore, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Joanne Helen Elsmore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bideford EX39
Are you feeling lost and alone? Isolated? Confused? Unsure of which way to turn next? As if no one in your life understands the huge obstacles you are facing? Talking helps. I will listen and you will feel heard by me. Are you struggling with emotional pain, anxiety or stress? Unhappiness, regret or frustration? Overwhelming or uncomfortable feelings that are sucking the joy from your everyday world? ​At times in life, we find ourselves with seemingly no control over events. It is easy to feel abandoned, directionless and misunderstood causing us to attack ourselves as worthless or unlovable.
Are you feeling lost and alone? Isolated? Confused? Unsure of which way to turn next? As if no one in your life understands the huge obstacles you are facing? Talking helps. I will listen and you will feel heard by me. Are you struggling with emotional pain, anxiety or stress? Unhappiness, regret or frustration? Overwhelming or uncomfortable feelings that are sucking the joy from your everyday world? ​At times in life, we find ourselves with seemingly no control over events. It is easy to feel abandoned, directionless and misunderstood causing us to attack ourselves as worthless or unlovable.
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Photo of MJ Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision , Psychotherapist in Bideford, England
MJ Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Hello. I was wondering how things are going for you? How are you feeling? Does life feel a struggle and hard work? Finding it hard to get motivation. Fed up with where life is going? Loneliness isolation are becoming too much. Anxiety or depression taking over. Wanting to talk and explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I am here to help, and to offer a friendly caring service. I offer a non judgmental, relaxing safe space. If this is something you would like to do then please do get in touch. I myself in the past have had my struggles, depression and anxiety. I don’t want you to struggle alone. Talking can be so freeing.
Hello. I was wondering how things are going for you? How are you feeling? Does life feel a struggle and hard work? Finding it hard to get motivation. Fed up with where life is going? Loneliness isolation are becoming too much. Anxiety or depression taking over. Wanting to talk and explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I am here to help, and to offer a friendly caring service. I offer a non judgmental, relaxing safe space. If this is something you would like to do then please do get in touch. I myself in the past have had my struggles, depression and anxiety. I don’t want you to struggle alone. Talking can be so freeing.
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Photo of Frances Connell, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Frances Connell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bideford EX39  (Online Only)
Taking the first step can sometimes feel quite daunting as life can be a challenge at times, feel a bit overwhelming or confusing. Whatever has brought you to counselling I would like to welcome you. I will provide a confidential safe and warm therapeutic space to allow you the opportunity to explore the issues that are troubling you. Together we can increase your self awareness and find clarity. The therapeutic relationship is so important to the success of therapy therefore I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease to work with me.
Taking the first step can sometimes feel quite daunting as life can be a challenge at times, feel a bit overwhelming or confusing. Whatever has brought you to counselling I would like to welcome you. I will provide a confidential safe and warm therapeutic space to allow you the opportunity to explore the issues that are troubling you. Together we can increase your self awareness and find clarity. The therapeutic relationship is so important to the success of therapy therefore I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease to work with me.
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Photo of Tracey Ann Neale, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Tracey Ann Neale
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bideford EX39  (Online Only)
EMDR Therapist - Individual & Couples Therapist . With 14 years experience, I support individuals, and couples, to understand the issues impacting on their lives. My aim is to support people through change and therefore look towards a more positive future. This is achieved when working collaboratively within a non-judgmental, empathic and good therapeutic relationship, which appreciates and completely respects the individual’s or a couple’s right to confidentiality. Counselling can seem like taking a step in to the dark – but there is light that shines within us all.
EMDR Therapist - Individual & Couples Therapist . With 14 years experience, I support individuals, and couples, to understand the issues impacting on their lives. My aim is to support people through change and therefore look towards a more positive future. This is achieved when working collaboratively within a non-judgmental, empathic and good therapeutic relationship, which appreciates and completely respects the individual’s or a couple’s right to confidentiality. Counselling can seem like taking a step in to the dark – but there is light that shines within us all.
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Photo of Tara Evans, Psychotherapist in Bideford, England
Tara Evans
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bideford EX39
Hi, I'm Tara, I strive to create a safe, nurturing space where you can feel truly heard and understood. I'm here for you and want you to know that I approach our sessions with warmth, inclusivity, respect and empathy. I understand that everyone's journey is unique, and I am here to support you collaboratively, without judgment. I have experience working with various concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, and more. I aim to be compassionate and respectful of your therapeutic process. Drawing on personal experience, I believe counselling can be a powerful tool to help you reach your goals.
Hi, I'm Tara, I strive to create a safe, nurturing space where you can feel truly heard and understood. I'm here for you and want you to know that I approach our sessions with warmth, inclusivity, respect and empathy. I understand that everyone's journey is unique, and I am here to support you collaboratively, without judgment. I have experience working with various concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, and more. I aim to be compassionate and respectful of your therapeutic process. Drawing on personal experience, I believe counselling can be a powerful tool to help you reach your goals.
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Photo of Toad Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Toad Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bideford EX39
“Because You are the One that Matters” Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck or are moving backwards when we want to go forwards. Whether one tangible issue has prompted you to pursue therapy or you are grappling with a series of existential questions, purpose, identity, faith, doubt, we will consistently and reliably join you to navigate uncharted territory as your healing begins. If you are fed up with the way that you feel, see things and want something different for yourself? You don't have to face life's difficulties alone.
“Because You are the One that Matters” Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck or are moving backwards when we want to go forwards. Whether one tangible issue has prompted you to pursue therapy or you are grappling with a series of existential questions, purpose, identity, faith, doubt, we will consistently and reliably join you to navigate uncharted territory as your healing begins. If you are fed up with the way that you feel, see things and want something different for yourself? You don't have to face life's difficulties alone.
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Photo of Ayesha Loveridge, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Ayesha Loveridge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bideford EX39
Are you looking to make changes in your life? Feeling stuck or struggling with feelings of pain, anxiety or a niggling feeling that there is more to life than the one you're living? Firstly, well done for making the first step towards the life you want. I will be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal together is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I provide a confidential, safe space to explore, learn and move forward.
Are you looking to make changes in your life? Feeling stuck or struggling with feelings of pain, anxiety or a niggling feeling that there is more to life than the one you're living? Firstly, well done for making the first step towards the life you want. I will be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal together is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I provide a confidential, safe space to explore, learn and move forward.
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Photo of Fiona Layton, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Fiona Layton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bideford EX39
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, which means I have experience of several counselling approaches with many years experience. I am trained to work with young people, adults and couples who are presenting with a whole range of issues. I am specialised in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and issues surrounding spirituality. My work involves building a therapeutic relationship within a relational integrative approach.
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, which means I have experience of several counselling approaches with many years experience. I am trained to work with young people, adults and couples who are presenting with a whole range of issues. I am specialised in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and issues surrounding spirituality. My work involves building a therapeutic relationship within a relational integrative approach.
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Photo of Adam Draper - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Psychotherapist in Bideford, England
Adam Draper - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Bideford EX39  (Online Only)
If you’re feeling spun out or wrung out from anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and its related emotions and problems you’ve come to the right place. You may be looking for a safe space to talk things through, or practical strategies to discover and reach your life goals or address a specific problem. You may be unsure about what brings you to therapy, but know in your body that it's time to start dealing with some of the discomfort and distress that's disrupting your enjoyment of life. You've already shown up with a sense of curiosity and courage by reading this, so why not take another step on the journey and schedule a session?
If you’re feeling spun out or wrung out from anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and its related emotions and problems you’ve come to the right place. You may be looking for a safe space to talk things through, or practical strategies to discover and reach your life goals or address a specific problem. You may be unsure about what brings you to therapy, but know in your body that it's time to start dealing with some of the discomfort and distress that's disrupting your enjoyment of life. You've already shown up with a sense of curiosity and courage by reading this, so why not take another step on the journey and schedule a session?
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Photo of Delia Warmington, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Delia Warmington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
We all struggle from time to time and there are many reasons to seek help from a counsellor. Long-term problems that have been there all your life, a current crisis or maybe even a feeling that you want to change something but you're not sure what. Whatever you want to bring to sessions will be handled in a confidential, non-judgemental way and I aim to provide a safe and calm space in which you can explore your feelings and find a way forward. I am qualified to work with children, (11-18) and adults. I do not offer couples counselling.
We all struggle from time to time and there are many reasons to seek help from a counsellor. Long-term problems that have been there all your life, a current crisis or maybe even a feeling that you want to change something but you're not sure what. Whatever you want to bring to sessions will be handled in a confidential, non-judgemental way and I aim to provide a safe and calm space in which you can explore your feelings and find a way forward. I am qualified to work with children, (11-18) and adults. I do not offer couples counselling.
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Photo of Deborah Jones, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Deborah Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Life can be hard at times. Facing challenges in our lives can keep us stuck and prevent us moving forward. These challenges could be current or historical, but are having an impact on your life. These difficulties can lead to depression anxiety and low self-esteem. Counselling can help unlock feelings explore experiences and help you gain a better understanding of the right path for you. It can help you take the steps to understand what you can do to get your life back on track.
Life can be hard at times. Facing challenges in our lives can keep us stuck and prevent us moving forward. These challenges could be current or historical, but are having an impact on your life. These difficulties can lead to depression anxiety and low self-esteem. Counselling can help unlock feelings explore experiences and help you gain a better understanding of the right path for you. It can help you take the steps to understand what you can do to get your life back on track.
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Photo of Dom Savy, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Dom Savy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Professional and experienced counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Barnstaple and North Devon. I offer therapy from my clinic located in Barnstaple town center and also via online video or telephone. Finding the way forward when life becomes difficult can be a challenging prospect and choosing a therapist can be daunting. As your counsellor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and private space where you can begin to understand your thoughts, express your feelings and begin to make sense of your situation.
Professional and experienced counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Barnstaple and North Devon. I offer therapy from my clinic located in Barnstaple town center and also via online video or telephone. Finding the way forward when life becomes difficult can be a challenging prospect and choosing a therapist can be daunting. As your counsellor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and private space where you can begin to understand your thoughts, express your feelings and begin to make sense of your situation.
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Photo of Eksa Pomeroy, Psychotherapist in Bideford, England
Eksa Pomeroy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bideford EX39
My practice offers a confidential space for clients to to focus on self and explore subjects that people won't speak with your friends or family. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to unravel what is behind those unhelpful thinking styles. With my help, clients can find answers that feel right for them. This can build confidence and resilience, and clients can take control of their own life. I will listen to all of my client's presenting problems. However, this is not all that I do. When my clients are ready, we do a deep transformational work that can sometimes feel too overwhelming when doing it alone.
My practice offers a confidential space for clients to to focus on self and explore subjects that people won't speak with your friends or family. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to unravel what is behind those unhelpful thinking styles. With my help, clients can find answers that feel right for them. This can build confidence and resilience, and clients can take control of their own life. I will listen to all of my client's presenting problems. However, this is not all that I do. When my clients are ready, we do a deep transformational work that can sometimes feel too overwhelming when doing it alone.
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Photo of Penny Lippett, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Penny Lippett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
As a therapeutic counsellor specialising in anxiety, depression, and communication in relationships, I have witnessed incredible transformations in my clients' lives. Most people report feeling better after their very first session. Experiencing a renewed sense of hope and relief. (see my reviews) With my expertise in these areas, I create a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment where individuals can explore their emotions, thoughts, and struggles. I help people navigate the complex terrain of anxiety and depression, offering guidance and support as they work towards healing and personal growth.
As a therapeutic counsellor specialising in anxiety, depression, and communication in relationships, I have witnessed incredible transformations in my clients' lives. Most people report feeling better after their very first session. Experiencing a renewed sense of hope and relief. (see my reviews) With my expertise in these areas, I create a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment where individuals can explore their emotions, thoughts, and struggles. I help people navigate the complex terrain of anxiety and depression, offering guidance and support as they work towards healing and personal growth.
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Photo of Alex Newbery, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Alex Newbery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, my work uses a relational integrative approach. This way of working is firmly rooted in building a safe and compassionate therapeutic relationship with my clients. Within this relationship I carefully attune to the needs, feelings and pace of each individual, to enable movement toward their own personal therapeutic goals.
As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, my work uses a relational integrative approach. This way of working is firmly rooted in building a safe and compassionate therapeutic relationship with my clients. Within this relationship I carefully attune to the needs, feelings and pace of each individual, to enable movement toward their own personal therapeutic goals.
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Photo of Linda Banting, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Linda Banting
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bideford EX39
Hello, I'm Linda. I offer a warm, open and non-judgemental counselling environment. I work with adults 18 years and over. My training lies in an Integrative Person Centred approach and I use empathy and compassion in taking my lead from you, the client. I have additional training in CBT and am a Professional Creative Counsellor. If you are feeling lost or uncertain in any way, talking to a professional can often help clarify what is underneath those feelings. I work collaboratively with people creating the opportunity to say whatever is needed in a safe place. In person, online or telephone.
Hello, I'm Linda. I offer a warm, open and non-judgemental counselling environment. I work with adults 18 years and over. My training lies in an Integrative Person Centred approach and I use empathy and compassion in taking my lead from you, the client. I have additional training in CBT and am a Professional Creative Counsellor. If you are feeling lost or uncertain in any way, talking to a professional can often help clarify what is underneath those feelings. I work collaboratively with people creating the opportunity to say whatever is needed in a safe place. In person, online or telephone.
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Photo of Peter Hollowell, Counsellor in Bideford, England
Peter Hollowell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bideford EX39
Anxiety, depression, loss of confidence or grief, these are just some of the ways in which our experience of life can be adversely impacted. Hello my name is Peter and I believe I have an intuitive sensitivity for my client’s emotional world which helps me to understand their thoughts and feelings, this in turn creates a strong connection between us that gives my client the confidence to share those important thoughts and feelings and together we can work to move forward. Sometimes we can experience problems, emotional difficulties and may not know why or understand what is happening, but we know things are not quite right.
Anxiety, depression, loss of confidence or grief, these are just some of the ways in which our experience of life can be adversely impacted. Hello my name is Peter and I believe I have an intuitive sensitivity for my client’s emotional world which helps me to understand their thoughts and feelings, this in turn creates a strong connection between us that gives my client the confidence to share those important thoughts and feelings and together we can work to move forward. Sometimes we can experience problems, emotional difficulties and may not know why or understand what is happening, but we know things are not quite right.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bideford

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Bideford who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
96% Anxiety
88% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
76% Domestic Abuse
76% Bereavement

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Bideford see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
16% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bideford?

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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.