Counselling in Birmingham

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Claire Rhodes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a child and adult psychotherapist. Often people don't fully understand why they feel bad and this can lead to confusion and feeling ashamed. The feelings are experienced throughout the whole body and can be so overwhelming that they can lead to panic, depression, anxiety and challenging or self-destructive behaviours. I help clients understand how things are for them right now, validate their challenges and help them see their unique strengths, all within the context of an accepting and compassionate relationship. I use neuro-scientifically informed approaches to help heal
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a child and adult psychotherapist. Often people don't fully understand why they feel bad and this can lead to confusion and feeling ashamed. The feelings are experienced throughout the whole body and can be so overwhelming that they can lead to panic, depression, anxiety and challenging or self-destructive behaviours. I help clients understand how things are for them right now, validate their challenges and help them see their unique strengths, all within the context of an accepting and compassionate relationship. I use neuro-scientifically informed approaches to help heal
01905 975370 View 01905 975370
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MindCalm Ltd
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B16
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
0121 817 7969 View 0121 817 7969
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Hamed Rehman CBT Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B36
I am an experienced CBT therapist with 8 plus years of experience in both private practise and NHS. I work with a range of disorders using CBT techniques, including PTSD (complex also), Depression, Anxiety disorders such as OCD Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Worry and Specific Phobias. Additionally I have a special interest in working with people from BAME communities, to provide culturally sensitive therapy and overcome the stigma in the communities in regards to mental health.
I am an experienced CBT therapist with 8 plus years of experience in both private practise and NHS. I work with a range of disorders using CBT techniques, including PTSD (complex also), Depression, Anxiety disorders such as OCD Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Worry and Specific Phobias. Additionally I have a special interest in working with people from BAME communities, to provide culturally sensitive therapy and overcome the stigma in the communities in regards to mental health.
01922 927022 View 01922 927022
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Abi Jordan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
No question is too big or small to bring to therapy. Perhaps you have a sense that something in your life isn’t feeling quite right and would like to make sense of this, or perhaps you are struggling with issues within relationships with loved ones and would like for these to improve. It may be that you have been struggling with low mood, depression or anxiety and have taken the first step of seeking support. As a Systemic Psychotherapist, I work with Families, Couples and Individuals. I work in a way which is collaborative, recognising and drawing upon people’s strengths.
No question is too big or small to bring to therapy. Perhaps you have a sense that something in your life isn’t feeling quite right and would like to make sense of this, or perhaps you are struggling with issues within relationships with loved ones and would like for these to improve. It may be that you have been struggling with low mood, depression or anxiety and have taken the first step of seeking support. As a Systemic Psychotherapist, I work with Families, Couples and Individuals. I work in a way which is collaborative, recognising and drawing upon people’s strengths.
0121 803 9868 View 0121 803 9868
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Kayleigh Ditchburn
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B20
Hello! I'm Kayleigh, an Art Therapist who works in person and online based in Birmingham. As an Art Therapist, I use art materials and artwork to help explore expression, thoughts, feelings and different ways of communication (verbally and nonverbally), as words can sometime be difficult to find. Art Therapy can be a gentle way to express and recall memories and lived experiences. You do not need any previous artistic experiences or skills - infact, you do not even need to make any art!
Hello! I'm Kayleigh, an Art Therapist who works in person and online based in Birmingham. As an Art Therapist, I use art materials and artwork to help explore expression, thoughts, feelings and different ways of communication (verbally and nonverbally), as words can sometime be difficult to find. Art Therapy can be a gentle way to express and recall memories and lived experiences. You do not need any previous artistic experiences or skills - infact, you do not even need to make any art!
0121 796 1027 View 0121 796 1027
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Fiona Mariza Lenton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Hi, and welcome to my page. I have been counselling for 15 years, seeing a variety of clients from many walks of life. I offer a compassionate and safe space for you to work in. We would collaborate to bring you to a place of resolution or acceptance to the issues you are struggling with. It can be hard to know which counsellor to choose; I would say I have a kind but realistic approach that has been a source of comfort to both my short and long term clients. I look forward to hearing from you and staying with you on your journey towards wellness.
Hi, and welcome to my page. I have been counselling for 15 years, seeing a variety of clients from many walks of life. I offer a compassionate and safe space for you to work in. We would collaborate to bring you to a place of resolution or acceptance to the issues you are struggling with. It can be hard to know which counsellor to choose; I would say I have a kind but realistic approach that has been a source of comfort to both my short and long term clients. I look forward to hearing from you and staying with you on your journey towards wellness.
0121 661 3680 View 0121 661 3680
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Julie Wilkes Mbacp (Accred) - Online Sessions Only
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Whilst many of us have supportive family and friends who can help with difficulties we face, at times, the closeness of these relationships can detract from our personal journey of growth and discovery. Whilst I appreciate that the thought of counselling may be a difficult step, we will walk the journey together. Offering a neutral perspective throughout sessions, we will explore any issues you wish to share. Providing a therapeutic relationship with honesty and empathy, we will look into any difficulty within a non-judgmental and confidential space at a pace which enables thorough reflection and scope for change.
Whilst many of us have supportive family and friends who can help with difficulties we face, at times, the closeness of these relationships can detract from our personal journey of growth and discovery. Whilst I appreciate that the thought of counselling may be a difficult step, we will walk the journey together. Offering a neutral perspective throughout sessions, we will explore any issues you wish to share. Providing a therapeutic relationship with honesty and empathy, we will look into any difficulty within a non-judgmental and confidential space at a pace which enables thorough reflection and scope for change.
0121 661 7659 View 0121 661 7659
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Rebecca Jane Honeybourne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Are you struggling with life and it's challenges? Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or maybe you are finding it difficult to make choices. We all find ourselves facing difficult situations at various times in our lives and sometimes having someone to listen can be all we need. I offer counselling to individuals who wish to explore the difficulties that they face in their lives in a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
Are you struggling with life and it's challenges? Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or maybe you are finding it difficult to make choices. We all find ourselves facing difficult situations at various times in our lives and sometimes having someone to listen can be all we need. I offer counselling to individuals who wish to explore the difficulties that they face in their lives in a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
0121 728 6514 View 0121 728 6514
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Fianna Pacheco
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
Are you going through difficult times? Do you feel anxious, depressed and/or angry? Are you unhappy with your life? Are your emotions getting in the way of your goals? Are you interested in trying to understand yourself better to help relieve your symptoms? I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, anger and other issues in adults and young people. Talking about your problems can help you rebuild your self-confidence and achieve a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationships. Through self-reflection, we analyse the past and how you are now.
Are you going through difficult times? Do you feel anxious, depressed and/or angry? Are you unhappy with your life? Are your emotions getting in the way of your goals? Are you interested in trying to understand yourself better to help relieve your symptoms? I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, anger and other issues in adults and young people. Talking about your problems can help you rebuild your self-confidence and achieve a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationships. Through self-reflection, we analyse the past and how you are now.
0121 227 4252 View 0121 227 4252
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Sharon Hinsull
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B4
Not accepting new clients
Seeking out the services of a suitable therapist can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Perhaps you're currently undergoing a particularly stressful or distressing period in your life, struggling to cope with mounting pressures at home or work, experiencing feelings of sadness or loss, relationship difficulties, or unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances. Maybe you are seeking help with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, aiming to find ways of better managing your condition and its impact on your everyday life. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I'm here to offer you my support.
Seeking out the services of a suitable therapist can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Perhaps you're currently undergoing a particularly stressful or distressing period in your life, struggling to cope with mounting pressures at home or work, experiencing feelings of sadness or loss, relationship difficulties, or unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances. Maybe you are seeking help with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, aiming to find ways of better managing your condition and its impact on your everyday life. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I'm here to offer you my support.
0121 728 2398 View 0121 728 2398
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Dr Amirah Iqbal
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B12  (Online Only)
I am a skilled and experienced Chartered and Counselling Psychologist specialising in treating a variety of problems, with particular specialism and interest in working with you if you have: difficulties with trauma, anger, identity, feeling lost, relationship difficulties, if you are a digital nomad, feeling isolated, anxiety and work related stress. I am compassionate and sensitive to your needs and I am happy to see people individually and/or with partners/family to fit your therapeutic goals. My background as a mixed race Muslim female has influenced my position as an anti-oppressive and intersectional psychologist
I am a skilled and experienced Chartered and Counselling Psychologist specialising in treating a variety of problems, with particular specialism and interest in working with you if you have: difficulties with trauma, anger, identity, feeling lost, relationship difficulties, if you are a digital nomad, feeling isolated, anxiety and work related stress. I am compassionate and sensitive to your needs and I am happy to see people individually and/or with partners/family to fit your therapeutic goals. My background as a mixed race Muslim female has influenced my position as an anti-oppressive and intersectional psychologist
020 3879 4706 View 020 3879 4706
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Parveen Kaur
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
I am a fully accredited and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working in both the private and public sector. I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health NHS services and can support people experiencing low mood, depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger, loss, bereavement, trauma, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OCD, identity and cultural issues. I am able to offer integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR or person centred counselling to help people move forward in their lives when they feel stuck or distressed.
I am a fully accredited and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working in both the private and public sector. I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health NHS services and can support people experiencing low mood, depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger, loss, bereavement, trauma, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OCD, identity and cultural issues. I am able to offer integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR or person centred counselling to help people move forward in their lives when they feel stuck or distressed.
0121 752 9130 View 0121 752 9130
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Terina Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14
Welcome. My name is Terina. Therapy is a bit like a walk through a forest that we agree to go on together. We don't yet know what the experience will be like, where it will take us or what might come up and we can't determine the outcome - it is new and unknown for both of us. The difference between us (therapist and client) is that I have walked similar paths before so I am able to recognise the challenge and your courage in taking the first step. The important thing is, we do this walk together. I can offer you my support, empathy and honesty and the space to explore anything that matters to you, without judgement.
Welcome. My name is Terina. Therapy is a bit like a walk through a forest that we agree to go on together. We don't yet know what the experience will be like, where it will take us or what might come up and we can't determine the outcome - it is new and unknown for both of us. The difference between us (therapist and client) is that I have walked similar paths before so I am able to recognise the challenge and your courage in taking the first step. The important thing is, we do this walk together. I can offer you my support, empathy and honesty and the space to explore anything that matters to you, without judgement.
0121 817 3915 View 0121 817 3915
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James Sedgwick
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
I am an experienced practitioner with specialisms in brief and medium term work for a variety of problems. If you are feeling low or anxious, struggling with your self-image and your place in the world and you aren't quite sure why things are going wrong for you then I may be able to help. I offer a warm, professional service where I do the best to meet the client as an individual and help them to find their own unique path to a better life. Please note: due to a change in circumstances I am not in a position to offer open ended work at present.
I am an experienced practitioner with specialisms in brief and medium term work for a variety of problems. If you are feeling low or anxious, struggling with your self-image and your place in the world and you aren't quite sure why things are going wrong for you then I may be able to help. I offer a warm, professional service where I do the best to meet the client as an individual and help them to find their own unique path to a better life. Please note: due to a change in circumstances I am not in a position to offer open ended work at present.
0121 817 3920 View 0121 817 3920
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Gemma Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham B28
Hi, my name is Gemma and I’m a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience in the NHS and independent practise. I specialise in supporting people who are experiencing psychological difficulties due to a physical health problem, perhaps from illness, injury, a medical problem or a long -term condition. I have particular interest and expertise in pain management, oncology, palliative care and women's health (e.g. peri-menopause, fertility).
Hi, my name is Gemma and I’m a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience in the NHS and independent practise. I specialise in supporting people who are experiencing psychological difficulties due to a physical health problem, perhaps from illness, injury, a medical problem or a long -term condition. I have particular interest and expertise in pain management, oncology, palliative care and women's health (e.g. peri-menopause, fertility).
0121 817 7916 View 0121 817 7916
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Carol Caveney Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Life can be challenging. Relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, work stress, health worries, financial pressures - can all take their toll. If you feel like you are struggling, talk therapy can help. As a qualified therapeutic counsellor, I’m trained in talk therapy techniques. Whether you are dealing with anxiety or depression, feeling distressed by difficult events or situations, or if life is just feeling extra tough, I can help.
Life can be challenging. Relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, work stress, health worries, financial pressures - can all take their toll. If you feel like you are struggling, talk therapy can help. As a qualified therapeutic counsellor, I’m trained in talk therapy techniques. Whether you are dealing with anxiety or depression, feeling distressed by difficult events or situations, or if life is just feeling extra tough, I can help.
01564 334772 View 01564 334772
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Newman Health & Wellbeing,
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B32
Our service aims to make counselling and psychotherapy affordable to all and has been working with clients since 2016. Our team are trained to work with many different issues all with the aim of helping you move on from your current issues or past concerns.
Our service aims to make counselling and psychotherapy affordable to all and has been working with clients since 2016. Our team are trained to work with many different issues all with the aim of helping you move on from your current issues or past concerns.
01562 541647 View 01562 541647
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Neeraj Mall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
My main work consists of Couples counselling as well as trauma focused work, which includes childhood trauma. The work involves psycho education around brain fragments, where clients work to assess when they are operating from the frontal lobe and when they switch to the limbic system where they are reliving old trauma memories. Since Covid there has been an increased demand for couples work. A lot of work is around working with couples in troubled relationships. I work with children and young people who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse as well as bereavement support work.
My main work consists of Couples counselling as well as trauma focused work, which includes childhood trauma. The work involves psycho education around brain fragments, where clients work to assess when they are operating from the frontal lobe and when they switch to the limbic system where they are reliving old trauma memories. Since Covid there has been an increased demand for couples work. A lot of work is around working with couples in troubled relationships. I work with children and young people who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse as well as bereavement support work.
0121 728 6575 View 0121 728 6575
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Ashanty Alves
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B23  (Online Only)
Are you an overthinker? Would you consider yourself to be quite sensitive? Struggling with people-pleasing tendencies or self-esteem issues? Are you currently going through an internal conflict? If this resonates with you, I can support you. I am a Highly Sensitive, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who specialises in working with individuals who struggle with self-esteem issues, and people-pleasing and are quite sensitive in nature. You may be feeling tired of being stuck in repeated patterns and find yourself longing for change, yet needing assistance to work through them.
Are you an overthinker? Would you consider yourself to be quite sensitive? Struggling with people-pleasing tendencies or self-esteem issues? Are you currently going through an internal conflict? If this resonates with you, I can support you. I am a Highly Sensitive, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who specialises in working with individuals who struggle with self-esteem issues, and people-pleasing and are quite sensitive in nature. You may be feeling tired of being stuck in repeated patterns and find yourself longing for change, yet needing assistance to work through them.
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Kharis Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Kharis Miller. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile today. I am a Registered BACP Integrative Counsellor and Educational Trainer. When it comes to navigating our internal world it can be difficult therefore, I endeavour to assist you on this journey in a judgement free space. I seek to invite you into a space where your voice is amplified over the factors that contend with your peace of mind. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, socioeconomic stress,depression or any other issues to your mental health, I can offer you tailored support.
Hello, my name is Kharis Miller. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile today. I am a Registered BACP Integrative Counsellor and Educational Trainer. When it comes to navigating our internal world it can be difficult therefore, I endeavour to assist you on this journey in a judgement free space. I seek to invite you into a space where your voice is amplified over the factors that contend with your peace of mind. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, socioeconomic stress,depression or any other issues to your mental health, I can offer you tailored support.
0121 817 7564 View 0121 817 7564
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Birmingham

500+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Birmingham who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Birmingham see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% 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.