Counselling in Birmingham

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Photo of Louise Brookes, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Louise Brookes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Birmingham B45
Maybe you’re looking for support right now? Maybe you have anxiety or depression? Do you want to manage different transitions in life, or perhaps your confidence feels low? I work with a variety of topics, utilising techniques to best suit you. Talking about your difficulties may feel overwhelming. However, I provide a safe space for you to be listened to and to help you to see things differently. I believe you’re the expert in you and will support you to explore things at a pace to suit you. I’m a registered member of BACP. 50 minute sessions as standard but 30-minutes available on request.
Maybe you’re looking for support right now? Maybe you have anxiety or depression? Do you want to manage different transitions in life, or perhaps your confidence feels low? I work with a variety of topics, utilising techniques to best suit you. Talking about your difficulties may feel overwhelming. However, I provide a safe space for you to be listened to and to help you to see things differently. I believe you’re the expert in you and will support you to explore things at a pace to suit you. I’m a registered member of BACP. 50 minute sessions as standard but 30-minutes available on request.
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Photo of Dr Saffron Simpson, Psychologist in Birmingham, England
Dr Saffron Simpson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist offering online therapy to adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood or post-traumatic stress disorder. I provide a warm, compassionate, and supportive space to explore the difficulties that have brought you to therapy. We can work together to make sense of what you are experiencing so that you do not have to go through this alone.
I am a Clinical Psychologist offering online therapy to adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood or post-traumatic stress disorder. I provide a warm, compassionate, and supportive space to explore the difficulties that have brought you to therapy. We can work together to make sense of what you are experiencing so that you do not have to go through this alone.
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Photo of Lisa Perrygrove, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Lisa Perrygrove
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Birmingham B29  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with high functioning anxiety? Do you feel anxious, worried, stressed or overwhelmed? If you are navigating the demands of life and finding yourself struggling then I can help support you so that you can live your dream life. I am passionate about helping women learn how to manage their high functioning anxiety. Do you struggle with perfectionism and people pleasing? If you are struggling with GAD, OCD, PTSD, Panic, Hypochondriasis or Phobias then Acceptance and Commitment Therapy might be for you.
Are you struggling with high functioning anxiety? Do you feel anxious, worried, stressed or overwhelmed? If you are navigating the demands of life and finding yourself struggling then I can help support you so that you can live your dream life. I am passionate about helping women learn how to manage their high functioning anxiety. Do you struggle with perfectionism and people pleasing? If you are struggling with GAD, OCD, PTSD, Panic, Hypochondriasis or Phobias then Acceptance and Commitment Therapy might be for you.
0121 827 5223 View 0121 827 5223
Photo of Sarah Benkwitz, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Sarah Benkwitz
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B18  (Online Only)
Overcome your Past & Fears, Find Self-Compassion & Resilance, and Flourish. The search for a contented and satisfying life is not easy. It’s even more difficult if you’re wrestling with a negative inner voice or baggage from your past. Perhaps you’ve forgotten what real joy or feeling safe is like? I understand. It’s not your fault. It’s because you have a tricky human brain with a sensitive threat system, that can tie you up in knots trying to cope.
Overcome your Past & Fears, Find Self-Compassion & Resilance, and Flourish. The search for a contented and satisfying life is not easy. It’s even more difficult if you’re wrestling with a negative inner voice or baggage from your past. Perhaps you’ve forgotten what real joy or feeling safe is like? I understand. It’s not your fault. It’s because you have a tricky human brain with a sensitive threat system, that can tie you up in knots trying to cope.
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Photo of Peter Jackson, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Peter Jackson
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Birmingham B29
Clients who see me might be facing difficult life issues, relationship problems or feel stuck. Sometimes clients are grappling with questions of self and identity. Often my clients engage in therapy to help them with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and/or past trauma. Being heard in a safe, confidential space can alleviate distress, clarify feelings and experiences. This can help you to figure out the changes you want to make and move forward in life. Making such changes can be challenging, but it can also help you become more resilient and build relationships that are more meaningful to you.
Clients who see me might be facing difficult life issues, relationship problems or feel stuck. Sometimes clients are grappling with questions of self and identity. Often my clients engage in therapy to help them with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and/or past trauma. Being heard in a safe, confidential space can alleviate distress, clarify feelings and experiences. This can help you to figure out the changes you want to make and move forward in life. Making such changes can be challenging, but it can also help you become more resilient and build relationships that are more meaningful to you.
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Photo of Sian Allen, Psychologist in Birmingham, England
Sian Allen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B30
I am Dr Siân Allen, a Forensic Psychologist with over 17 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with moderate and complex mental health and emotional difficulties, working alongside them to reduce their experience of distress and to promote mental wellbeing. I have significant experience working with people who are neurodiverse. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live a life worth living and I work collaboratively and flexibly with people to help them to make sense of their experiences and to find a manageable way forward in line with their values.
I am Dr Siân Allen, a Forensic Psychologist with over 17 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with moderate and complex mental health and emotional difficulties, working alongside them to reduce their experience of distress and to promote mental wellbeing. I have significant experience working with people who are neurodiverse. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live a life worth living and I work collaboratively and flexibly with people to help them to make sense of their experiences and to find a manageable way forward in line with their values.
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Photo of Julia Gillies - Mindfulness Based Counselling, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Julia Gillies - Mindfulness Based Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B9
Hello and welcome to my profile. You've taken the most important first step to finding some help. Life can be pretty tough at times. Hard feelings do pass, but sometimes we get stuck and need help to gain insight and options to manage those feelings. I provide a safe space for you to explore what is going on. I work in a mindful way to reduce any anxiety you may be feeling and, if you would like, we can be creative using visualisation, art materials and toys to help you unlock things that you may not be able to put into words. I am experienced in video and telephone therapy, as well as face to face when circumstances allow.
Hello and welcome to my profile. You've taken the most important first step to finding some help. Life can be pretty tough at times. Hard feelings do pass, but sometimes we get stuck and need help to gain insight and options to manage those feelings. I provide a safe space for you to explore what is going on. I work in a mindful way to reduce any anxiety you may be feeling and, if you would like, we can be creative using visualisation, art materials and toys to help you unlock things that you may not be able to put into words. I am experienced in video and telephone therapy, as well as face to face when circumstances allow.
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Photo of Alice Jarvis, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Alice Jarvis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Birmingham B12
I’m here to support people in their time of need. Whether you’re struggling with your mental health, your emotions, or your relationships, I can provide a space for you to talk. I work with a wide range of issues as I see everyone as a whole person, more than just a diagnosis or label. I believe in the power of therapy for change and growth, and look forward to the opportunity to be a part of that with others.
I’m here to support people in their time of need. Whether you’re struggling with your mental health, your emotions, or your relationships, I can provide a space for you to talk. I work with a wide range of issues as I see everyone as a whole person, more than just a diagnosis or label. I believe in the power of therapy for change and growth, and look forward to the opportunity to be a part of that with others.
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Photo of Sara Salih, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Sara Salih
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B12
Life can be challenging at times, and it's important to recognize when you need help. If you're feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with relationships, trauma, or grief, taking the step towards therapy is a courageous and vital move towards your well-being. In therapy with me, I will provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable talking freely about what's on your mind.
Life can be challenging at times, and it's important to recognize when you need help. If you're feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with relationships, trauma, or grief, taking the step towards therapy is a courageous and vital move towards your well-being. In therapy with me, I will provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable talking freely about what's on your mind.
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Photo of Christopher Crehan, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Christopher Crehan
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Birmingham B31  (Online Only)
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
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Photo of Dr Sarah Bishop, Psychologist in Birmingham, England
Dr Sarah Bishop
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B38
Hello, I am Dr Sarah Bishop, a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working in psychology and mental health. I work within the NHS and in private practice. My private clinic is located in Kings Norton. If you are looking to better understand your difficulties, develop new ways of managing and create meaningful change in your life, then please get in touch – my approach may be the right one for you.
Hello, I am Dr Sarah Bishop, a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working in psychology and mental health. I work within the NHS and in private practice. My private clinic is located in Kings Norton. If you are looking to better understand your difficulties, develop new ways of managing and create meaningful change in your life, then please get in touch – my approach may be the right one for you.
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Photo of Pamela Ginn, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Pamela Ginn
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Birmingham B13
Training people in compassion can have a wide range of physiological, psychological and therapeutic benefits. Compassion has been widely accepted to be one of the most crucial abilities of the human mind for more than 3000 years. Most religions appreciate the power of compassion. In the last 30 years, Psychology has focused on the positive impact compassion has on the human brain. A successful therapeutic relationship has trust and a safe confidential space to explore oneself and heal.
Training people in compassion can have a wide range of physiological, psychological and therapeutic benefits. Compassion has been widely accepted to be one of the most crucial abilities of the human mind for more than 3000 years. Most religions appreciate the power of compassion. In the last 30 years, Psychology has focused on the positive impact compassion has on the human brain. A successful therapeutic relationship has trust and a safe confidential space to explore oneself and heal.
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Jag Singh Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, GMBPsS
Verified
Birmingham B16  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The decision to begin counselling and psychotherapy can be fuelled by many questions, such as: What can I do and change to feel better? Who am I? How did I become this person? Who do I really want to be, deep down? As a practicing integrative counsellor and psychotherapist in Birmingham City Centre, I support individuals in exploring and forming meaning to their distress. I work on establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and non-judgemental environment, enabling us to explore the concerns you may bring, your feelings and thoughts.
The decision to begin counselling and psychotherapy can be fuelled by many questions, such as: What can I do and change to feel better? Who am I? How did I become this person? Who do I really want to be, deep down? As a practicing integrative counsellor and psychotherapist in Birmingham City Centre, I support individuals in exploring and forming meaning to their distress. I work on establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and non-judgemental environment, enabling us to explore the concerns you may bring, your feelings and thoughts.
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Photo of Waqar Azam, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Waqar Waqar Azam
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Birmingham B28
If you’ve found yourself here searching for a therapist, then I can imagine that you are going through some tough times at the moment. Life can be difficult, and things can get all too much at times. Whether its emotional distress, depression, anxiety or feeling dissatisfied and empty if your life, we all go through these hardships and sometimes need some help to navigate through and overcome these times.
If you’ve found yourself here searching for a therapist, then I can imagine that you are going through some tough times at the moment. Life can be difficult, and things can get all too much at times. Whether its emotional distress, depression, anxiety or feeling dissatisfied and empty if your life, we all go through these hardships and sometimes need some help to navigate through and overcome these times.
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Photo of Dr Lalitaa Suglani, Psychologist in Birmingham, England
Dr Lalitaa Suglani
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? stressed? not understanding why you are not able to move forward? struggle in relationships? I offer a simple tailored process for you to create life-lasting changes. Benefit from confidential sessions to overcome self-doubt, get to the top of your game and be recognised as a truly effective leader you are capable of becoming. I have helped thousands of people reach their goals in their personal and professional life to feel a sense of achievement and success. I am a Psychologist, Mindfulness Expert & Life Coach. My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research.
Do you feel stuck? stressed? not understanding why you are not able to move forward? struggle in relationships? I offer a simple tailored process for you to create life-lasting changes. Benefit from confidential sessions to overcome self-doubt, get to the top of your game and be recognised as a truly effective leader you are capable of becoming. I have helped thousands of people reach their goals in their personal and professional life to feel a sense of achievement and success. I am a Psychologist, Mindfulness Expert & Life Coach. My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research.
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Photo of Guided Journey Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Guided Journey Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Birmingham B11
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to work within a role where I'm able to help and support others. I see myself as someone who has the ability to demonstrate an attitude of respect and sensitivity towards others. Within my work, I aim to provide a comfortable environment and establish a warm therapeutic relationship, as a believe this is key factor within the therapeutic process For me therapy is like peeling an onion. It is up to you which layer of the onion you want to focus on and in how much detail.
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to work within a role where I'm able to help and support others. I see myself as someone who has the ability to demonstrate an attitude of respect and sensitivity towards others. Within my work, I aim to provide a comfortable environment and establish a warm therapeutic relationship, as a believe this is key factor within the therapeutic process For me therapy is like peeling an onion. It is up to you which layer of the onion you want to focus on and in how much detail.
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Photo of Dr Victoria Uwannah, Psychologist in Birmingham, England
Dr Victoria Uwannah
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Birmingham B18
Therapy is a safe space to explore some of the confusing or difficult thoughts and feelings that arise throughout life's challenging phases. Major life transitions, relationship issues, bereavements, self-esteem, low mood or anxiety - these are all themes that are worthwhile addressing in therapy. Additionally therapy can be an investment into understanding yourself further; what causes you to think and act in certain ways as this is the gateway to facilitating meaningful and long-lasting change.
Therapy is a safe space to explore some of the confusing or difficult thoughts and feelings that arise throughout life's challenging phases. Major life transitions, relationship issues, bereavements, self-esteem, low mood or anxiety - these are all themes that are worthwhile addressing in therapy. Additionally therapy can be an investment into understanding yourself further; what causes you to think and act in certain ways as this is the gateway to facilitating meaningful and long-lasting change.
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Photo of Pittmain Addictions Specialist Therapy Service, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Pittmain Addictions Specialist Therapy Service
Counsellor
Verified
Birmingham B14
Feel like your starting to lose everything including your sanity ? loneliness ,loss of interest in past pleasures, cravings, withdrawals mood swings and irritability, guilt, work position threatened, unmanageable finance and debt, relationships in decline, health issues occurring,cost of 1-1 therapy generally too expensive, not sure how to dig yourself out or even if you do it still wont necessarily work, have managed the climb back from it and now help others too, call now for a chat, the offer is 1-1 therapy that will get you to the solutions from the above.
Feel like your starting to lose everything including your sanity ? loneliness ,loss of interest in past pleasures, cravings, withdrawals mood swings and irritability, guilt, work position threatened, unmanageable finance and debt, relationships in decline, health issues occurring,cost of 1-1 therapy generally too expensive, not sure how to dig yourself out or even if you do it still wont necessarily work, have managed the climb back from it and now help others too, call now for a chat, the offer is 1-1 therapy that will get you to the solutions from the above.
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Photo of Mahalia Hamilton, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Mahalia Hamilton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Birmingham B11  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Mahalia. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. Sometimes we need space to feel heard, sometimes we need space to think and be present with ourselves. I am non-judgemental regardless of my own values and beliefs. As your therapist I will accept you for who you are and meet you with empathy. I will be with you in your chaos, in your binding and I will be patient with your process. With a person-centred approach I welcome people from all walks of life providing empathy, honesty, and unconditional positive regard.
Hello, I am Mahalia. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. Sometimes we need space to feel heard, sometimes we need space to think and be present with ourselves. I am non-judgemental regardless of my own values and beliefs. As your therapist I will accept you for who you are and meet you with empathy. I will be with you in your chaos, in your binding and I will be patient with your process. With a person-centred approach I welcome people from all walks of life providing empathy, honesty, and unconditional positive regard.
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Photo of Dr Rob Jobe, Psychologist in Birmingham, England
Dr Rob Jobe
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B1
I am a highly experienced HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner; I have over 12 years’ experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. I have worked as a senior member of staff within a variety of Paediatric specialties supporting children, families, adults and professionals. As an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner I work with individuals, families and systems in a collaborative way. I aim to work alongside my clients to increase their understanding of issues and empower them to make effective change.
I am a highly experienced HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner; I have over 12 years’ experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. I have worked as a senior member of staff within a variety of Paediatric specialties supporting children, families, adults and professionals. As an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner I work with individuals, families and systems in a collaborative way. I aim to work alongside my clients to increase their understanding of issues and empower them to make effective change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Birmingham

400+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Birmingham who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Birmingham see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Birmingham?

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.