Counselling in Bishop's Stortford

Photo of Dawn Hosmer Mbacp, Counsellor in Bishop's Stortford, England
Dawn Hosmer Mbacp
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM22
I am a qualified counsellor in Bishop's Stortford and Ongar, delivering counselling services face-to-face or online throughout the UK. Help starts with a conversation. People seek counselling to help them deal with the ups and downs of life. Maybe you've found yourself here because you feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed - or due to an unexpected life event. Having experience working with complex issues and challenging situations, I understand how difficult life can be. I, too, have had many life challenges that brought me into this profession and gave me the passion to help others.
I am a qualified counsellor in Bishop's Stortford and Ongar, delivering counselling services face-to-face or online throughout the UK. Help starts with a conversation. People seek counselling to help them deal with the ups and downs of life. Maybe you've found yourself here because you feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed - or due to an unexpected life event. Having experience working with complex issues and challenging situations, I understand how difficult life can be. I, too, have had many life challenges that brought me into this profession and gave me the passion to help others.
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Susan ( Suki ) Heath
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
Jungian psychotherapy, sometimes known as depth psychology, is a form of deep reflection. It isn't problem centred but it does help to resolve deep rooted problems. The things that affect our waking life may be hidden from consciousness and experienced as a bewildering array of symptoms that appear to have no obvious cause. To complicate matters, these symptoms may be emotional, psychological or physical. Jung viewed symptoms not as problems to be fixed, but as signposts pointing to the need for change. I work on the basis that our minds and bodies have a natural drive towards healing.
Jungian psychotherapy, sometimes known as depth psychology, is a form of deep reflection. It isn't problem centred but it does help to resolve deep rooted problems. The things that affect our waking life may be hidden from consciousness and experienced as a bewildering array of symptoms that appear to have no obvious cause. To complicate matters, these symptoms may be emotional, psychological or physical. Jung viewed symptoms not as problems to be fixed, but as signposts pointing to the need for change. I work on the basis that our minds and bodies have a natural drive towards healing.
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Nick Vinyard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bishop's Stortford CM23
Are you struggling with issues related to addiction, anxiety or depression ? Finding it hard to cope with major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to deal with life’s challenges. I’m a qualified counsellor working in the Bishop Stortford area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Contact me using the email form, calling or messaging. If leaving a voicemail you do not need to leave a detailed message – just your name, contact details and an idea of your interest in counselling. If you would like me to call you, let me know what times work.
Are you struggling with issues related to addiction, anxiety or depression ? Finding it hard to cope with major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to deal with life’s challenges. I’m a qualified counsellor working in the Bishop Stortford area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Contact me using the email form, calling or messaging. If leaving a voicemail you do not need to leave a detailed message – just your name, contact details and an idea of your interest in counselling. If you would like me to call you, let me know what times work.
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Michele Simpson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM22
I aim to provide a safe and confidential environment for you to explore you thoughts, feelings and options available. My belief is that, given this, you have the resources within yourself to experience therapeutic change. It can feel good to be free of the burdens that you originally came to address.
I aim to provide a safe and confidential environment for you to explore you thoughts, feelings and options available. My belief is that, given this, you have the resources within yourself to experience therapeutic change. It can feel good to be free of the burdens that you originally came to address.
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Alison Hedger
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
If you are at a point in life where you feel stuck or at a point of crisis, and it's preventing your ability to enjoy things as you have normally, you may be needing some extra help to find a way forward. Or if one or more of your relationships with others is becoming difficult, and you don't know why, then this can indicate you are struggling. If your inner world is feeling desperate or muddled and too difficult to manage alone, then counselling can be a positive step in trying to change that. To sit and explore your story and feelings with someone can be powerful in unblocking difficult feelings and to understand what you need.
If you are at a point in life where you feel stuck or at a point of crisis, and it's preventing your ability to enjoy things as you have normally, you may be needing some extra help to find a way forward. Or if one or more of your relationships with others is becoming difficult, and you don't know why, then this can indicate you are struggling. If your inner world is feeling desperate or muddled and too difficult to manage alone, then counselling can be a positive step in trying to change that. To sit and explore your story and feelings with someone can be powerful in unblocking difficult feelings and to understand what you need.
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Mark Archer
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
I am an experienced BACP Accredited and Registered Integrative Psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and adolescents in both short- and long-term psychotherapy. I am able to tailor my approach using a variety of techniques drawn from Relational, Person Centred, CBT, Mindfulness based CBT, Existential Psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis therapies. This enables me to work in a very collaborative way with my clients to ensure that I am continuously using an approach that feels right for them.
I am an experienced BACP Accredited and Registered Integrative Psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and adolescents in both short- and long-term psychotherapy. I am able to tailor my approach using a variety of techniques drawn from Relational, Person Centred, CBT, Mindfulness based CBT, Existential Psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis therapies. This enables me to work in a very collaborative way with my clients to ensure that I am continuously using an approach that feels right for them.
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Richie Taylor
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
My belief is that getting better through positive change and understanding is the aim of good therapy. Being able to share and process your inner thinking and emotional problems with a non judgemental person is key to recovery. My job as your counsellor is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore, work through and understand your inner issues.
My belief is that getting better through positive change and understanding is the aim of good therapy. Being able to share and process your inner thinking and emotional problems with a non judgemental person is key to recovery. My job as your counsellor is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore, work through and understand your inner issues.
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Fay Elizabeth Parkes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bishop's Stortford CM23
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
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Sarah Louise Cain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
My name is Sarah Louise MBACP (BA HONS) (Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling). I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with experience working with both individuals and therapy groups. I use a combination of psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural models of therapy. I offer a warm, welcoming and accepting space to explore what is happening in your life, how you feel about yourself and others. I can work with and support you through the many struggles we face, including addiction, anxiety, low self esteem, depression, stress, codependency, trauma, bereavement and painful relationships.
My name is Sarah Louise MBACP (BA HONS) (Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling). I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with experience working with both individuals and therapy groups. I use a combination of psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural models of therapy. I offer a warm, welcoming and accepting space to explore what is happening in your life, how you feel about yourself and others. I can work with and support you through the many struggles we face, including addiction, anxiety, low self esteem, depression, stress, codependency, trauma, bereavement and painful relationships.
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Peter Rogers
PhD
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM22
Clients often come to philosophical counselling focused on a specific issue. The issue can be personal, moral, social, professional or behavioral. Sessions focus on getting a deeper understanding of the issue and your underlying goals, values, priorities, beliefs, expectations, habits and/or choices. Examples of issues include: the search for a meaningful life (existential meaning, purpose, direction and understanding); Conflicts (difficult decisions, personal priorities, interpersonal relationships); Resilience (dealing with stress, adversity and anxiety); formulating a philosophy of life (values, ethics, life-plan dilemmas).
Clients often come to philosophical counselling focused on a specific issue. The issue can be personal, moral, social, professional or behavioral. Sessions focus on getting a deeper understanding of the issue and your underlying goals, values, priorities, beliefs, expectations, habits and/or choices. Examples of issues include: the search for a meaningful life (existential meaning, purpose, direction and understanding); Conflicts (difficult decisions, personal priorities, interpersonal relationships); Resilience (dealing with stress, adversity and anxiety); formulating a philosophy of life (values, ethics, life-plan dilemmas).
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Photo of Alison Jane Brown, Counsellor in Bishop's Stortford, England
Alison Jane Brown
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM22
People seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be facing a crisis such as a relationship problem, bereavement or other major life change or you may be feeling anxious and lonely. You could be depressed and not really know why or maybe you are having trouble coping with a past experience. Making a positive difference to the lives of others is important to me. I am caring and compassionate and provide a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you may gain increased awareness, explore your options and find new ways to cope.
People seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be facing a crisis such as a relationship problem, bereavement or other major life change or you may be feeling anxious and lonely. You could be depressed and not really know why or maybe you are having trouble coping with a past experience. Making a positive difference to the lives of others is important to me. I am caring and compassionate and provide a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you may gain increased awareness, explore your options and find new ways to cope.
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Photo of Stephen Aravena, Psychotherapist in Bishop's Stortford, England
Stephen Aravena
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
Given the uncertainty that surrounds us, sometimes we may feel like things are unravelling all around us and inside ourselves. It is important to remember that if you ever feel like it's all getting too much, you can get the right support to help you better understand your thoughts and feelings. I can help you to make sense of some of the difficulties you face now, as well as past life experiences. Along the way, you will get to know know yourself better and start to make changes that will help you to live a happier, more fulfilled life. At the moment, I am only offering telephone and online sessions.
Given the uncertainty that surrounds us, sometimes we may feel like things are unravelling all around us and inside ourselves. It is important to remember that if you ever feel like it's all getting too much, you can get the right support to help you better understand your thoughts and feelings. I can help you to make sense of some of the difficulties you face now, as well as past life experiences. Along the way, you will get to know know yourself better and start to make changes that will help you to live a happier, more fulfilled life. At the moment, I am only offering telephone and online sessions.
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Paula Jane Bantick-Ward
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
Hello I am Paula and my aim is to make professional counselling accessible, affordable and convenient - so anyone who struggles with life's challenges can get help. Depression, anxiety, stress, overwhelmed are words we all hear on a daily basis when generally chatting to family, friends or work colleagues . Counselling can help us cope with those over consuming feelings. Sadly we cannot avoid trauma happening but seeking help during the trauma or even months, years later may reduce risk to further illnesses that have been linked to psychological trauma. Are you in an abusive relationship or having issues as a couple?
Hello I am Paula and my aim is to make professional counselling accessible, affordable and convenient - so anyone who struggles with life's challenges can get help. Depression, anxiety, stress, overwhelmed are words we all hear on a daily basis when generally chatting to family, friends or work colleagues . Counselling can help us cope with those over consuming feelings. Sadly we cannot avoid trauma happening but seeking help during the trauma or even months, years later may reduce risk to further illnesses that have been linked to psychological trauma. Are you in an abusive relationship or having issues as a couple?
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Natasha McEwen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
We’re naturally resilient, but it’s very hard to see ourselves sometimes when we’re stuck. Having another person to bounce things off of is freeing- it’s healing. So what does therapy look like? It’s usually a process of being heard, seen and cared about.  My role is in helping you tap into your own inner resources to find the answers that are right for you. I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor offering long and short-term work with adults. Counselling is a place where you can speak freely; you will also find humour, compassion and acceptance.
We’re naturally resilient, but it’s very hard to see ourselves sometimes when we’re stuck. Having another person to bounce things off of is freeing- it’s healing. So what does therapy look like? It’s usually a process of being heard, seen and cared about.  My role is in helping you tap into your own inner resources to find the answers that are right for you. I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor offering long and short-term work with adults. Counselling is a place where you can speak freely; you will also find humour, compassion and acceptance.
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Photo of Maria Lawrence, Psychotherapist in Bishop's Stortford, England
Maria Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
Life can present us with many challenges. Sometimes, the thought of facing our difficulties alone can be overwhelming, but it may be hard to know where to turn for support. My aim as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist is to work collaboratively with you, drawing from a wide range of resources and therapeutic disciplines, to find the approach that feels right for you. Working together in this tailored way, we will be able to recognise your issues, identify your goals, and explore ways in which you may start moving towards a happier, peaceful and more fulfilled way of living.
Life can present us with many challenges. Sometimes, the thought of facing our difficulties alone can be overwhelming, but it may be hard to know where to turn for support. My aim as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist is to work collaboratively with you, drawing from a wide range of resources and therapeutic disciplines, to find the approach that feels right for you. Working together in this tailored way, we will be able to recognise your issues, identify your goals, and explore ways in which you may start moving towards a happier, peaceful and more fulfilled way of living.
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Michael Garnham
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM22
I’m Michael, a professionally trained and qualified BACP accredited therapist offering therap services covering a range of issues to both adults and young people.I have a unique perspective as to the importance of individualised treatment programmes du to my own past mental health struggles.I am an integrative psychotherapist who focuses on establishing treatment modalities to suit the individual and their needs.
I’m Michael, a professionally trained and qualified BACP accredited therapist offering therap services covering a range of issues to both adults and young people.I have a unique perspective as to the importance of individualised treatment programmes du to my own past mental health struggles.I am an integrative psychotherapist who focuses on establishing treatment modalities to suit the individual and their needs.
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Penny Warwick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
I have over 14 years' experience of counselling adults/young people. I draw on my skills and experience to help you gain mental clarity over whatever brings you to therapy. I have seen so many positive changes with people feeling happier and achieving a greater sense of well-being. As we work together, you will discover more about yourself and how your life experiences, thoughts, beliefs and feelings have impacted upon your life. Also, we can look at your childhood/ past patterns to help you identify patterns, blocks to moving forward. I offer a free 15 minute consultation, to see if I’m the right therapist for you.
I have over 14 years' experience of counselling adults/young people. I draw on my skills and experience to help you gain mental clarity over whatever brings you to therapy. I have seen so many positive changes with people feeling happier and achieving a greater sense of well-being. As we work together, you will discover more about yourself and how your life experiences, thoughts, beliefs and feelings have impacted upon your life. Also, we can look at your childhood/ past patterns to help you identify patterns, blocks to moving forward. I offer a free 15 minute consultation, to see if I’m the right therapist for you.
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Katie Watts
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
Not accepting new clients
If you’re struggling and feel you are in need of support then it’s knowing who you can turn to for support and seek the answers you’re after. Why not consider counselling, it can help with issues from anxiety to self-harm. Counselling can offer you an opportunity to understand why you may feel that way, help your mindset change and allow you to grow and flourish as best as you want to. Children and young people want to feel as "normal" as possible and to not feel like the outsider who may be struggling. The end result is for them to own who they are. And this is possible if you want to give counselling a go if you're aged 11-18.
If you’re struggling and feel you are in need of support then it’s knowing who you can turn to for support and seek the answers you’re after. Why not consider counselling, it can help with issues from anxiety to self-harm. Counselling can offer you an opportunity to understand why you may feel that way, help your mindset change and allow you to grow and flourish as best as you want to. Children and young people want to feel as "normal" as possible and to not feel like the outsider who may be struggling. The end result is for them to own who they are. And this is possible if you want to give counselling a go if you're aged 11-18.
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Lee Millward
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bishop's Stortford CM23
It’s not unusual to have feelings that weigh us down and reach a stage of great distress and hopelessness. Whether you feel you are in crisis or just want to get to grips with thoughts and feelings that may be disturbing you, I can help. You might feel anxiety, depression, anger or shame. You might be having relationship problems or going through big changes in your life like the loss of a loved one or a job that have a big impact on you and you need help to cope with. Or there may be something inside you that you have lived with for some time and that gets in the way and prevents you from leading a fuller and happier life.
It’s not unusual to have feelings that weigh us down and reach a stage of great distress and hopelessness. Whether you feel you are in crisis or just want to get to grips with thoughts and feelings that may be disturbing you, I can help. You might feel anxiety, depression, anger or shame. You might be having relationship problems or going through big changes in your life like the loss of a loved one or a job that have a big impact on you and you need help to cope with. Or there may be something inside you that you have lived with for some time and that gets in the way and prevents you from leading a fuller and happier life.
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Chris Stephen Donovan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bishop's Stortford CM23
I am a highly qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with adults, adolescents and children from the age of 5. My approach, though rooted in psychodynamic practice, can be adapted to suit your personal requirements. As a Psychodynamic Counsellor, I work with you to bring understanding to your current day anxieties, fears and beliefs. I explore your unconscious internal belief structures and try to help you make links between these and your current-day feelings and any reoccurring patterns in your life.
I am a highly qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with adults, adolescents and children from the age of 5. My approach, though rooted in psychodynamic practice, can be adapted to suit your personal requirements. As a Psychodynamic Counsellor, I work with you to bring understanding to your current day anxieties, fears and beliefs. I explore your unconscious internal belief structures and try to help you make links between these and your current-day feelings and any reoccurring patterns in your life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bishop's Stortford

40+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Bishop's Stortford who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
83% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
78% Bereavement
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Bupa
56% Aviva

How Counsellors in Bishop's Stortford see their clients

98% In Person and Online
2% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bishop's Stortford?

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.