Counselling in Bolton

Photo of Amanda Ridyard, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Amanda Ridyard
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL4  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I think sometimes we just reach that place in life when we say 'enough is enough'. For some it can mean it is time to stop and face something, and to someone else it can mean it is maybe time to 'let it go'. There's no end to the potential meanings for reaching 'that point'. i think we've all been there at some stage or another. Does this sound familiar ? That's okay, i totally understand where you're coming from. What is important is acknowledging that you have had the energy and motivation to seek someone to support you through this - it takes courage and strength to take this step. Well done!
I think sometimes we just reach that place in life when we say 'enough is enough'. For some it can mean it is time to stop and face something, and to someone else it can mean it is maybe time to 'let it go'. There's no end to the potential meanings for reaching 'that point'. i think we've all been there at some stage or another. Does this sound familiar ? That's okay, i totally understand where you're coming from. What is important is acknowledging that you have had the energy and motivation to seek someone to support you through this - it takes courage and strength to take this step. Well done!
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Photo of Carla Edge, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Carla Edge
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bolton BL1
I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies in an integrative way. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I want to help you move forwards and feel happier.
I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies in an integrative way. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I want to help you move forwards and feel happier.
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Photo of Susan Worth, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Susan Worth
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bolton BL6
I'm Sue Worth, a therapist since 1998. I offer a relaxing and non-judgmental approach where you can be at ease. My passion is for the motivation, development and success of people of all ages. I find hypnotherapy to be exceptionally good at ridding people of anxieties, phobias, depression and other psychological complaints. I have helped many people with addictions e.g alcoholism, smoking, drug abuse, people with low self confidence/self esteem and weight loss therapy tailored to suit you including Gastric Band Hypnosis. I also have extensive experience in working with young people.
I'm Sue Worth, a therapist since 1998. I offer a relaxing and non-judgmental approach where you can be at ease. My passion is for the motivation, development and success of people of all ages. I find hypnotherapy to be exceptionally good at ridding people of anxieties, phobias, depression and other psychological complaints. I have helped many people with addictions e.g alcoholism, smoking, drug abuse, people with low self confidence/self esteem and weight loss therapy tailored to suit you including Gastric Band Hypnosis. I also have extensive experience in working with young people.
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Photo of Julie O'Keeffe, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Julie O'Keeffe
Counsellor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton BL6
Hi I’m Julie If you are struggling, I have a passion for understanding and empowering individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, evidence-based practices, and a genuine commitment to fostering positive change. I integrate a blend of person centred, cognitive-behavioural approaches to tailor therapy to your individual unique needs. I prioritize creating a warm, supportive, non judgmental environment where you can feel heard and understood.
Hi I’m Julie If you are struggling, I have a passion for understanding and empowering individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, evidence-based practices, and a genuine commitment to fostering positive change. I integrate a blend of person centred, cognitive-behavioural approaches to tailor therapy to your individual unique needs. I prioritize creating a warm, supportive, non judgmental environment where you can feel heard and understood.
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Photo of Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL7
Not accepting new clients
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
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Photo of David DuBois, Counsellor in Bolton, England
David DuBois
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Bolton BL5
Welcome! You're in the right place. I can help you to overcome your difficulties and understand why you’re feeling like you do. I am a Psychotherapeutic-Counsellor and Hypnotherapist trained in many different styles of therapy.
Welcome! You're in the right place. I can help you to overcome your difficulties and understand why you’re feeling like you do. I am a Psychotherapeutic-Counsellor and Hypnotherapist trained in many different styles of therapy.
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Photo of Jane Arkwright, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Jane Arkwright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL1
I am a pychotherapist and counsellor. I offer a quiet, safe and confidential space where you can talk about what you are finding difficult or challenging. I am an empathetic, warm and compassionate therapist and will support and help you to find a way forward. I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis counselling and am trained in Integrative Pyschotherapy. Transactional Analysis can help people make positive changes in their lives and can increase their capacity for personal change and development. I use an integrative therapeutic approach which means I tailor the therapy according to each individuals needs and uniqueness.
I am a pychotherapist and counsellor. I offer a quiet, safe and confidential space where you can talk about what you are finding difficult or challenging. I am an empathetic, warm and compassionate therapist and will support and help you to find a way forward. I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis counselling and am trained in Integrative Pyschotherapy. Transactional Analysis can help people make positive changes in their lives and can increase their capacity for personal change and development. I use an integrative therapeutic approach which means I tailor the therapy according to each individuals needs and uniqueness.
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Photo of Stuart Cale, Psychotherapist in Bolton, England
Stuart Cale
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Bolton BL1
How can I help..? Many people want to make a change and feel better, you don't have to feel anxious, worried, frustrated or alone. I understand how and why problems happen and can help you resolve them with expert UKCP & BACP counselling and therapy. I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist and trainer/accreditor of therapists and I see clients that refer themselves, are referred by GPs, health insurers and occupational health companies at my practice Talking-Cure in Bolton. I work with adults one-to one and specialise in emotional, thought and behavioural issues relating to anxiety, panic and self-esteem.
How can I help..? Many people want to make a change and feel better, you don't have to feel anxious, worried, frustrated or alone. I understand how and why problems happen and can help you resolve them with expert UKCP & BACP counselling and therapy. I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist and trainer/accreditor of therapists and I see clients that refer themselves, are referred by GPs, health insurers and occupational health companies at my practice Talking-Cure in Bolton. I work with adults one-to one and specialise in emotional, thought and behavioural issues relating to anxiety, panic and self-esteem.
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Photo of jmcpsychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Bolton, England
jmcpsychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Bolton BL6  (Online Only)
If you're experiencing trauma, stress or feeling overwhelmed in any way and finding life difficult, contact Josephine today for a free initial half hour session. TRE (Trauma Release exercises ) provider, these are simple physical exercises, very new to the UK, but having a profound effect on people's lives. Many years' experience helping people breakthrough the mental suffering and blocks that hold so many of us back. Whether it's from stress, abuse, problems with managing anger, difficulty with relationships, binge eating, depression or self-esteem, Josephine will help you break through and get your life back again.
If you're experiencing trauma, stress or feeling overwhelmed in any way and finding life difficult, contact Josephine today for a free initial half hour session. TRE (Trauma Release exercises ) provider, these are simple physical exercises, very new to the UK, but having a profound effect on people's lives. Many years' experience helping people breakthrough the mental suffering and blocks that hold so many of us back. Whether it's from stress, abuse, problems with managing anger, difficulty with relationships, binge eating, depression or self-esteem, Josephine will help you break through and get your life back again.
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Photo of Helen Hyland, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Helen Hyland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton BL1
I am a qualified therapeutic Integrative Counsellor supporting children, adolescents & adults, either face to face, by telephone, online or home visits. Are you or your child finding it difficult to cope or manage with everyday situations and find life a struggle. Many of us can feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to deal with these thoughts, feelings and our behaviour. You may be feeling anxious or low about life in general. There may be physical health symptoms that are causing you concern. I would like to help and support you through this difficult time.
I am a qualified therapeutic Integrative Counsellor supporting children, adolescents & adults, either face to face, by telephone, online or home visits. Are you or your child finding it difficult to cope or manage with everyday situations and find life a struggle. Many of us can feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to deal with these thoughts, feelings and our behaviour. You may be feeling anxious or low about life in general. There may be physical health symptoms that are causing you concern. I would like to help and support you through this difficult time.
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Photo of Jacqueline Zelda Gordon, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Jacqueline Zelda Gordon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Jacqueline, I offer a safe, warm non-judgemental conditions where you can reach your fullest potential and be your true self. I offer an intergrative approach & I am a registered CBT & Addictions Practitioner, with AP (Addictions Professionals) & MBACP. My journey of recovery from trauma began in 2016 after a serious traffic collision. Counselling helped me to discover the value of self-worth & I passionately help clients discover what helps them. I work with clients who are experiencing stress & anxiety, reducing the impact that trauma, relationship & family conflicts & abuse, addiction & dependancy are having in their lives.
I'm Jacqueline, I offer a safe, warm non-judgemental conditions where you can reach your fullest potential and be your true self. I offer an intergrative approach & I am a registered CBT & Addictions Practitioner, with AP (Addictions Professionals) & MBACP. My journey of recovery from trauma began in 2016 after a serious traffic collision. Counselling helped me to discover the value of self-worth & I passionately help clients discover what helps them. I work with clients who are experiencing stress & anxiety, reducing the impact that trauma, relationship & family conflicts & abuse, addiction & dependancy are having in their lives.
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Photo of Dr Zara Irani, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Dr Zara Irani
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL2
TA is the study of personality & communication, it seeks to help us develop an awareness & means of understanding ourselves (thoughts, feelings, behaviours) & others. It's a modality concerned with creating positive change. TA therapists devise treatment plans, which identify client needs. This is something we explore together with scope to adapt as necessary. It will take time for trust & a sense of safety to develop. This helps to create a therapeutic alliance & for relational depth & greater understanding of self to be encountered & integrated. We will explore your past in order to understand your present circumstances.
TA is the study of personality & communication, it seeks to help us develop an awareness & means of understanding ourselves (thoughts, feelings, behaviours) & others. It's a modality concerned with creating positive change. TA therapists devise treatment plans, which identify client needs. This is something we explore together with scope to adapt as necessary. It will take time for trust & a sense of safety to develop. This helps to create a therapeutic alliance & for relational depth & greater understanding of self to be encountered & integrated. We will explore your past in order to understand your present circumstances.
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Photo of Georgina Cunniff, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Georgina Cunniff
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL1
If you are experiencing emotional difficulty, feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, feeling low or stuck emotionally, struggling in your career or relationships – It’s important to recognise that your responses to present events are based in your emotional wellbeing and it may be important to find an outlet that allows you to be open and honest about your struggles and I offer a space for this. Therapy allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings, improve your self-awareness, overcome social and emotional challenges, and provides opportunities to fulfil your potential.
If you are experiencing emotional difficulty, feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, feeling low or stuck emotionally, struggling in your career or relationships – It’s important to recognise that your responses to present events are based in your emotional wellbeing and it may be important to find an outlet that allows you to be open and honest about your struggles and I offer a space for this. Therapy allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings, improve your self-awareness, overcome social and emotional challenges, and provides opportunities to fulfil your potential.
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Photo of Elsa da Cruz, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Elsa da Cruz
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL1
Life has up and downs and we all will struggle in some point in our lives. However, sometimes we develop mental and emotional conditions out of what our struggles. If you want someone to talk and help you with these struggles and issues therapy can help. If you feel low self Esteem, depression, mood disorder and anxiety and have suicidal thoughts or you just want someone to talk, I am your therapist. My clients are man and women of different ages they feel they can trust me and that I intuitively can feel their deep issues and help them see it too. My clients were open to change and healing and with my help they find their path.
Life has up and downs and we all will struggle in some point in our lives. However, sometimes we develop mental and emotional conditions out of what our struggles. If you want someone to talk and help you with these struggles and issues therapy can help. If you feel low self Esteem, depression, mood disorder and anxiety and have suicidal thoughts or you just want someone to talk, I am your therapist. My clients are man and women of different ages they feel they can trust me and that I intuitively can feel their deep issues and help them see it too. My clients were open to change and healing and with my help they find their path.
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Photo of Faith McKeating, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Faith McKeating
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL1
Feeling overwhelmed with life events? Counselling can help break these conflicts down and help you resolve your feelings and thoughts.
Feeling overwhelmed with life events? Counselling can help break these conflicts down and help you resolve your feelings and thoughts.
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Photo of Dr Amelia Boshoff, Psychologist in Bolton, England
Dr Amelia Boshoff
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Bolton BL5
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
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Photo of Natalia Di Sensi, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Natalia Di Sensi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL1
Empathy and validation are the key foundations of my work and I think finding an understanding of a clients perspective helps them in turn to find solutions for peace of mind for and within themselves. Working in this client centred way has been incredibly fulfilling these last few years and having my own practice allows for real freedom to choose how we work together.
Empathy and validation are the key foundations of my work and I think finding an understanding of a clients perspective helps them in turn to find solutions for peace of mind for and within themselves. Working in this client centred way has been incredibly fulfilling these last few years and having my own practice allows for real freedom to choose how we work together.
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Photo of Power Therapy UK, Psychotherapist in Bolton, England
Power Therapy UK
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL2  (Online Only)
Do you feel like a pressure cooker ready to explode? Do you feel lost and that every way you turn issues arise? Are you getting angry at people for no reason? Or feeling so down and desperate you don’t know which way to turn? It can be overwhelming sometimes even thinking about asking for help when as a culture we are supposed to be able to cope with everyday pressures. Life changing experiences and challenges such as loss, trauma or redundancy can cause unbelievable stresses on an already stressful life. It is all to easy to become stuck in a rut or to begin to struggle with daily life with all the competing pressures we face.
Do you feel like a pressure cooker ready to explode? Do you feel lost and that every way you turn issues arise? Are you getting angry at people for no reason? Or feeling so down and desperate you don’t know which way to turn? It can be overwhelming sometimes even thinking about asking for help when as a culture we are supposed to be able to cope with everyday pressures. Life changing experiences and challenges such as loss, trauma or redundancy can cause unbelievable stresses on an already stressful life. It is all to easy to become stuck in a rut or to begin to struggle with daily life with all the competing pressures we face.
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Photo of Lauren Booth, Psychotherapist in Bolton, England
Lauren Booth
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL5
If you are reading this then it is likely that you are struggling in some way. Feelings of anxiety, worry, overwhelm and depression can feel extremely frightening and lonely. You may be struggling with relationships or consumed with worries about your past or future. Maybe you have low self esteem or feel overwhelmed and that no one understands you. Life can be challenging and taking that first step towards counselling can be quite daunting at first; you may not know where to begin or feel worried about opening up. You are not alone and I can offer you a safe, supportive and accepting environment without judgement.
If you are reading this then it is likely that you are struggling in some way. Feelings of anxiety, worry, overwhelm and depression can feel extremely frightening and lonely. You may be struggling with relationships or consumed with worries about your past or future. Maybe you have low self esteem or feel overwhelmed and that no one understands you. Life can be challenging and taking that first step towards counselling can be quite daunting at first; you may not know where to begin or feel worried about opening up. You are not alone and I can offer you a safe, supportive and accepting environment without judgement.
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Photo of Stuart Pemberton, Counsellor in Bolton, England
Stuart Pemberton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bolton BL5
My aim is to provide you with a trusting, caring and non - judgemental environment in which you can share your thoughts and experiences. By walking alongside you through your struggles and working with your feelings I will provide support to help you to help yourself in moving forward with your life. I can also support individuals who need strategies to cope with confrontation and problem solving issues, including positivity issues. I also support couples with communication strategies, helping you to gain clarity on your situation and needs.
My aim is to provide you with a trusting, caring and non - judgemental environment in which you can share your thoughts and experiences. By walking alongside you through your struggles and working with your feelings I will provide support to help you to help yourself in moving forward with your life. I can also support individuals who need strategies to cope with confrontation and problem solving issues, including positivity issues. I also support couples with communication strategies, helping you to gain clarity on your situation and needs.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bolton

60+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Bolton who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
90% Self Esteem
88% Stress
79% Bereavement
74% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Bupa
38% Aviva
38% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Bolton see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bolton?

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.