Counselling in Edgbaston, Birmingham

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Birmingham-Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
I have recently moved my office to Birmingham, however am still accepting clients from the Bristol area for online work. I have worked with a diverse range of clients over the years particularly those from socially marginalised backgrounds. The issues I work with are many and varied and clients goals are findamentally 'to feel better' and live a more enriched and fuller life. How this is achieved and the therapuetic startegies employed will be unique and individual to every client.
I have recently moved my office to Birmingham, however am still accepting clients from the Bristol area for online work. I have worked with a diverse range of clients over the years particularly those from socially marginalised backgrounds. The issues I work with are many and varied and clients goals are findamentally 'to feel better' and live a more enriched and fuller life. How this is achieved and the therapuetic startegies employed will be unique and individual to every client.
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Aya Sankofa Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgbaston, Birmingham B29  (Online Only)
Every person is individual and I believe that your lifetime and childhood experiences shaped the person that you are today. Whether good or bad my role is to help you sift through significant life moments to assimilate, accept and refute the things that make up your true identity. Understanding the injustices we sometimes feel can help us on our journey to become empowered and autonomous individuals.
Every person is individual and I believe that your lifetime and childhood experiences shaped the person that you are today. Whether good or bad my role is to help you sift through significant life moments to assimilate, accept and refute the things that make up your true identity. Understanding the injustices we sometimes feel can help us on our journey to become empowered and autonomous individuals.
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Julie Hannan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B17  (Online Only)
Hi, I have been working as a private psychologist for 15 years with adults experiencing difficulties. I work solely online via Zoom. I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT. I worked as a Director and Board member of a multi-national organisation and retrained as a psychologist working as a Director of a voluntary counselling organisation in Birmingham and at several NHS hospitals in the West Midlands. I have a very positive optimistic approach to working with clients believing that in the right environment anything is possible. I really enjoy my work.
Hi, I have been working as a private psychologist for 15 years with adults experiencing difficulties. I work solely online via Zoom. I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT. I worked as a Director and Board member of a multi-national organisation and retrained as a psychologist working as a Director of a voluntary counselling organisation in Birmingham and at several NHS hospitals in the West Midlands. I have a very positive optimistic approach to working with clients believing that in the right environment anything is possible. I really enjoy my work.
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Doreen Jacobs
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B29
I am a psychotherapist/counsellor with a background in crisis and clinical mental health. I have worked with couples and individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, career challenges as well as physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, and meet/work with my clients where they are. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, existential, and person-centered
I am a psychotherapist/counsellor with a background in crisis and clinical mental health. I have worked with couples and individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, career challenges as well as physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, and meet/work with my clients where they are. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, existential, and person-centered
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Elizabeth Doggart Associates Ltd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B17
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
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Maheen Syed
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B17  (Online Only)
Whether you are grappling with identity confusion, anxiety, loss, grief, big or small changes in your life, navigating cultural transitions, or seeking to integrate your diverse experiences into a cohesive narrative, our therapeutic journey together will be a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore, heal, and thrive.
Whether you are grappling with identity confusion, anxiety, loss, grief, big or small changes in your life, navigating cultural transitions, or seeking to integrate your diverse experiences into a cohesive narrative, our therapeutic journey together will be a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore, heal, and thrive.
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Kat Wawer
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B17
I have been providing therapy to clients who have a wide range of life issues and problems for over 20 years. I work with individuals and couples from various social and cultural backgrounds. My areas of interest among others are depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, traumas, chronic health and relationship difficulties. I also offer vitality coaching sessions focusing on introducing positive changes in the areas of stress management, nutrition/weight, sleep and exercise. We will explore what is truly important to you and motivates you to overcome obstacles, create an action plan and go on a journey together.
I have been providing therapy to clients who have a wide range of life issues and problems for over 20 years. I work with individuals and couples from various social and cultural backgrounds. My areas of interest among others are depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, traumas, chronic health and relationship difficulties. I also offer vitality coaching sessions focusing on introducing positive changes in the areas of stress management, nutrition/weight, sleep and exercise. We will explore what is truly important to you and motivates you to overcome obstacles, create an action plan and go on a journey together.
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Balwinder Hunjan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Do you feel that nobody understands? What or how do you change things? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I work with clients from various cross-sections of the community and with a varied age group. I am culturally sensitive and understand the needs and expectations of different cultural groups. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic environment for you to discuss issues which may be affecting you. I have considerable experience working with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Do you feel that nobody understands? What or how do you change things? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I work with clients from various cross-sections of the community and with a varied age group. I am culturally sensitive and understand the needs and expectations of different cultural groups. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic environment for you to discuss issues which may be affecting you. I have considerable experience working with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
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Shazia Qayum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15
Hello and welcome to Chen Counselling. Chen means peace in Urdu. I strive to support my clients in bringing peace to their life, with whatever they bring to counselling. I can understand that reaching out for help can be a very difficult task if you are overwhelmed with life issues. However, help is available in the form of counselling. I collaborate with my clients to help them gain awareness of their issues and relieve the distress they may be in. If needed, I psychoeducate my clients on mental health and well being and the link between unhelpful thinking, emotions and behaviours that may be having a negative impact on them.
Hello and welcome to Chen Counselling. Chen means peace in Urdu. I strive to support my clients in bringing peace to their life, with whatever they bring to counselling. I can understand that reaching out for help can be a very difficult task if you are overwhelmed with life issues. However, help is available in the form of counselling. I collaborate with my clients to help them gain awareness of their issues and relieve the distress they may be in. If needed, I psychoeducate my clients on mental health and well being and the link between unhelpful thinking, emotions and behaviours that may be having a negative impact on them.
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Parveen Kaur
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, 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.
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Dr Satbinder Kaur Bhogal
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
I work with both children and adults and have a keen interest in working with those who have experienced complex/relational trauma with or without self harming/suicidal behaviour. I work with a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. I also work with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship and work towards understanding the emotional conflicts, that result in the relationship being strained or likely to end without support. There is no one size fits all therapeutic approach and so I place importance on developing a shared understanding of what the core emotional issues are that impact you.
I work with both children and adults and have a keen interest in working with those who have experienced complex/relational trauma with or without self harming/suicidal behaviour. I work with a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. I also work with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship and work towards understanding the emotional conflicts, that result in the relationship being strained or likely to end without support. There is no one size fits all therapeutic approach and so I place importance on developing a shared understanding of what the core emotional issues are that impact you.
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Christine Gault
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15
Are you a Highly Sensitive Person who finds themselves overwhelmed in a variety of situations Do you find yourself struggling in relationships, friendship groups or work. Do you suffer with: childhood trauma, anxiety, low mood, sexuality issues. Do suffer with chronic ill health, fatigue, fibromyalgia or other unexplained disease? Do you feel isolated, lonely, different/separate from others. Are you keeping your physical, emotional, mental, sexual or spiritual struggles secret?
Are you a Highly Sensitive Person who finds themselves overwhelmed in a variety of situations Do you find yourself struggling in relationships, friendship groups or work. Do you suffer with: childhood trauma, anxiety, low mood, sexuality issues. Do suffer with chronic ill health, fatigue, fibromyalgia or other unexplained disease? Do you feel isolated, lonely, different/separate from others. Are you keeping your physical, emotional, mental, sexual or spiritual struggles secret?
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Raj Bassi
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
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Neeraj Mall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, 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.
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Farishta Jalal
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B16
Hello and welcome to my page. I am Farishta Jalal. I am an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist having gained my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at the University of Derby. I am also a qualified and experienced EMDR Therapist. I have experience of working with adults aged 16+, presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Areas of expertise include: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, Post-natal depression, and workplace stress. I have a particular interest in the area of psychological trauma including childhood sexual abuse, RTA, bullying, domestic violence, one-off traumas and complicated grief.
Hello and welcome to my page. I am Farishta Jalal. I am an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist having gained my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at the University of Derby. I am also a qualified and experienced EMDR Therapist. I have experience of working with adults aged 16+, presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Areas of expertise include: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, Post-natal depression, and workplace stress. I have a particular interest in the area of psychological trauma including childhood sexual abuse, RTA, bullying, domestic violence, one-off traumas and complicated grief.
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Celia Frances Moore
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15
If you are looking on this website you are more than likely wanting to engage with therapy.If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety,low mood,depression,panic type episodes or other, this will be impacting on your daily living in many ways such as social interactions,focus and concentration on your work,your sleep pattern.Motivation to even get up and start the day can be difficult.Exploring these negative thoughts and moving them into a more positive outlook is key and finding the right tools to help with this, essential to success.This can be found with CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and Counselling.
If you are looking on this website you are more than likely wanting to engage with therapy.If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety,low mood,depression,panic type episodes or other, this will be impacting on your daily living in many ways such as social interactions,focus and concentration on your work,your sleep pattern.Motivation to even get up and start the day can be difficult.Exploring these negative thoughts and moving them into a more positive outlook is key and finding the right tools to help with this, essential to success.This can be found with CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and Counselling.
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Sheila Ridgley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B17
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner, manage arguments, get over a break up or recently discovered an affair? I am experienced in working with couples or individual to help overcome these issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, bereavement, or lack of self esteem. I work integratively, which means I use different theoretical models to support my clients.
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner, manage arguments, get over a break up or recently discovered an affair? I am experienced in working with couples or individual to help overcome these issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, bereavement, or lack of self esteem. I work integratively, which means I use different theoretical models to support my clients.
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Dr Lalitaa Suglani
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, 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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Natasha Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15
Hello. Everything you are feeling in this moment is real and that’s ok. You may feel that no one understands and this can feel lonely. Struggling with the feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, depression, or anxiety, are typical responses of life stresses, including that of grief and trauma relating to significant life events, as well peri/postnatal experiences. It's most likely that this is not how you thought life would be. And it’s also likely that this is the first time in your life that you feel out of control.
Hello. Everything you are feeling in this moment is real and that’s ok. You may feel that no one understands and this can feel lonely. Struggling with the feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, depression, or anxiety, are typical responses of life stresses, including that of grief and trauma relating to significant life events, as well peri/postnatal experiences. It's most likely that this is not how you thought life would be. And it’s also likely that this is the first time in your life that you feel out of control.
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Cheryl Livesey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Edgbaston, Birmingham B17
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
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Number of Counsellors in Edgbaston, Birmingham

70+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Edgbaston, Birmingham who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
88% Depression
85% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Bupa
63% Aviva
60% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Edgbaston, Birmingham see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Edgbaston, Birmingham?

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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.