Counselling in Westside, Birmingham

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Dr Rob Jobe
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Neeraj Mall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Irene Luque
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Westside, Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Do you feel you don’t have goals or you can’t achieve them although you have tried everything? Do you feel paralysed or overwhelmed facing certain situations? Do you feel everything is annoying or your anger, sadness or fear last for long time? Do you feel stuck with some thoughts and you can’t stop overthinking them? Do you see these features within a member of your family? I think everyone will feel like this over the course of our lives, even it can be adaptative. However, sometimes we can struggle to find clarity and understanding , at the same time that respect both ourselves and others.
Do you feel you don’t have goals or you can’t achieve them although you have tried everything? Do you feel paralysed or overwhelmed facing certain situations? Do you feel everything is annoying or your anger, sadness or fear last for long time? Do you feel stuck with some thoughts and you can’t stop overthinking them? Do you see these features within a member of your family? I think everyone will feel like this over the course of our lives, even it can be adaptative. However, sometimes we can struggle to find clarity and understanding , at the same time that respect both ourselves and others.
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Shazia Qayum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Kharis Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Jas Dhillon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Westside, Birmingham B1
I provide empathetic and effective therapy for individuals dealing with a variety of emotional and psychological challenges. This includes helping clients manage anxiety, depression and stress, improve self-esteem and self-confidence as well as navigate complex relationship dynamics and family issues. I also offer support and guidance for those coping with grief, high levels of stress, persistent sadness and anger management issues.
I provide empathetic and effective therapy for individuals dealing with a variety of emotional and psychological challenges. This includes helping clients manage anxiety, depression and stress, improve self-esteem and self-confidence as well as navigate complex relationship dynamics and family issues. I also offer support and guidance for those coping with grief, high levels of stress, persistent sadness and anger management issues.
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Natasha Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Balwinder Hunjan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Westside, 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.
0121 827 7766 View 0121 827 7766
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The Growth & Guidance Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Westside, Birmingham B1
My Name is Letoya Bailey and I consider myself an incredibly grateful person. Every day I get to do work that not only feels meaningful and fulfilling but also, to me, feels like nothing short of a calling. ​ I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of the work of therapy and I consider it an honour to be able to support you on your journey. I work with the full range of mental health difficulties, from short term to those that are severe. Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways, for example, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties.
My Name is Letoya Bailey and I consider myself an incredibly grateful person. Every day I get to do work that not only feels meaningful and fulfilling but also, to me, feels like nothing short of a calling. ​ I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of the work of therapy and I consider it an honour to be able to support you on your journey. I work with the full range of mental health difficulties, from short term to those that are severe. Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways, for example, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties.
0121 285 3639 View 0121 285 3639
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Christine Gault
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Dr Satbinder Kaur Bhogal
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Birmingham-Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Dr Lalitaa Suglani
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Raj Bassi
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Westside, 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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Marion Wachet
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Westside, Birmingham B1
Imagine waking up each morning with a sense of clarity, purpose and inner strength. RESET can take you there! Like most of us, you may face challenges and difficulties. At times you may feel anxious or depressed about work, relationships, stress, illnesses, etc. You want to escape the grip of frustration & shame, and stop the destructive cycle of self-loathing. There may be things about yourself, the past or the future, that confuse or concern you and affect your confidence and well-being. It impacts on your day-to day life (eating, drinking, gambling, overspending, outbursts, panic attacks, overwhelming feelings, etc.).
Imagine waking up each morning with a sense of clarity, purpose and inner strength. RESET can take you there! Like most of us, you may face challenges and difficulties. At times you may feel anxious or depressed about work, relationships, stress, illnesses, etc. You want to escape the grip of frustration & shame, and stop the destructive cycle of self-loathing. There may be things about yourself, the past or the future, that confuse or concern you and affect your confidence and well-being. It impacts on your day-to day life (eating, drinking, gambling, overspending, outbursts, panic attacks, overwhelming feelings, etc.).
0121 752 9231 View 0121 752 9231
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Ange Nzeyimana
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Westside, Birmingham B1
Welcome to Quiet Time Therapy. My name is Ange, the Founder and CEO, and I am honoured to guide you through this journey. At Quiet Time Therapy, we are dedicated to redefining the therapy experience by providing exclusive, tailored support for millennials and Gen Z individuals. Our commitment to a higher standard of care and evidence-based practice ensures clients receive professional, compassionate guidance on their mental health journey. We strive to create a safe and soft environment where clients feel valued and empowered to achieve their well-being and growth.
Welcome to Quiet Time Therapy. My name is Ange, the Founder and CEO, and I am honoured to guide you through this journey. At Quiet Time Therapy, we are dedicated to redefining the therapy experience by providing exclusive, tailored support for millennials and Gen Z individuals. Our commitment to a higher standard of care and evidence-based practice ensures clients receive professional, compassionate guidance on their mental health journey. We strive to create a safe and soft environment where clients feel valued and empowered to achieve their well-being and growth.
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Dr Lianne Beadsmoore
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westside, Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
My name is Lianne and I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist and a Qualified EMDR Therapist. I have a broad range of experience in helping individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I am committed to providing a supportive and empathetic environment where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions.
My name is Lianne and I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist and a Qualified EMDR Therapist. I have a broad range of experience in helping individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I am committed to providing a supportive and empathetic environment where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions.
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Navid Vaziri
Psychologist, MSc, FMBPsS
Verified Verified
Westside, Birmingham B16
I'm an experienced psychologist counsellor. Whatever is going on in your life, I offer a safe space for you to explore your difficulties in depth and work towards lasting change. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, self esteem or family issues, or have something you want to make sense of. Perhaps you've tried counselling before and now want to explore your issues more deeply. I will listen and work collaboratively with you in a CBT way to help you reach a better understanding of yourself and what may be getting in the way of you making changes - so that you can live a fuller life on your own terms.
I'm an experienced psychologist counsellor. Whatever is going on in your life, I offer a safe space for you to explore your difficulties in depth and work towards lasting change. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, self esteem or family issues, or have something you want to make sense of. Perhaps you've tried counselling before and now want to explore your issues more deeply. I will listen and work collaboratively with you in a CBT way to help you reach a better understanding of yourself and what may be getting in the way of you making changes - so that you can live a fuller life on your own terms.
0121 817 2206 View 0121 817 2206
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Nadine Wilson
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Westside, Birmingham B1
I warmly welcome you to my page. You have taken a courageous first step towards improving your life satisfaction. I know that sometimes our sense of direction and ways of coping in life can get a little out of sync and even friends or loved ones seem absent or unable to help. Sometimes they're part of the problems we are dealing with. Whether you're seeking a simple improvement or healing from deep wounds, within yourself and/or with others, I can help.
I warmly welcome you to my page. You have taken a courageous first step towards improving your life satisfaction. I know that sometimes our sense of direction and ways of coping in life can get a little out of sync and even friends or loved ones seem absent or unable to help. Sometimes they're part of the problems we are dealing with. Whether you're seeking a simple improvement or healing from deep wounds, within yourself and/or with others, I can help.
0121 728 6603 View 0121 728 6603
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Rosa Chillari
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Westside, Birmingham B15
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Westside, Birmingham

50+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Westside, Birmingham who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
87% Self Esteem
81% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% AXA PPP
68% Bupa
59% Aviva

How Counsellors in Westside, Birmingham see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Westside, 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.

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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.