Counselling in Bootle

Photo of Nadia Bakir, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Nadia Bakir
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
If you have ongoing difficulties in your life that are causing you pain and unhappiness then I am here to help support you to a better way of being. This may be down to life circumstances, work stress, relationship difficulties, or trauma, but I promise to be able to work with you to bring about a happier, healthier self. You may be strugglingly with confidence, low self worth, anxiety and stress, which, using the tools I can provide, we will explore these barriers together to develop more confidence, happiness, and a love for your authentic self, so that you can enjoy life like you deserve.
If you have ongoing difficulties in your life that are causing you pain and unhappiness then I am here to help support you to a better way of being. This may be down to life circumstances, work stress, relationship difficulties, or trauma, but I promise to be able to work with you to bring about a happier, healthier self. You may be strugglingly with confidence, low self worth, anxiety and stress, which, using the tools I can provide, we will explore these barriers together to develop more confidence, happiness, and a love for your authentic self, so that you can enjoy life like you deserve.
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So be heard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20  (Online Only)
I offer a non-judgemental space to come and talk about the issues you may not want to share with those close to you. I recognise that experiencing emotional distress can be due to experiencing significant trauma outside of your own control. Or perhaps you feel like the world in general is not set up for an individual like yourself. Many factors in life can bring us down. I aim to help you understand yourself better and find a way forward despite previous difficulties or trauma.
I offer a non-judgemental space to come and talk about the issues you may not want to share with those close to you. I recognise that experiencing emotional distress can be due to experiencing significant trauma outside of your own control. Or perhaps you feel like the world in general is not set up for an individual like yourself. Many factors in life can bring us down. I aim to help you understand yourself better and find a way forward despite previous difficulties or trauma.
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Photo of Mohammad Midan-Shahi, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Mohammad Midan-Shahi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
fight or flight? I am offering you (youth and adults) no judgement and assumption, if you need to talk of anxiety, abuse, lose of self, lowself-esteem or you dont know of your character, there are times in our life that we need to confined-in because we are human being, so using life experiences and knowledges of sophisticated people whom they spent their life to take the knowledge and give it to others for a better life, and what ever is concerning you or to whom it may concern.
fight or flight? I am offering you (youth and adults) no judgement and assumption, if you need to talk of anxiety, abuse, lose of self, lowself-esteem or you dont know of your character, there are times in our life that we need to confined-in because we are human being, so using life experiences and knowledges of sophisticated people whom they spent their life to take the knowledge and give it to others for a better life, and what ever is concerning you or to whom it may concern.
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Photo of Nick Peterson, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Nick Peterson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
No matter what you're going through, I will hold you in a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your issues freely. I will walk alongside you as you get things off your chest, helping you find clarity and balance as you move through things. Being held in this therapeutic environment will give you the space to grow and transform, allowing you to be accepted for who you truly are. Transmutation is at the heart of all my therapeutic work ... in alchemical terms, it is the process of transforming lead into gold, helping you to change from a state of distress and inner conflict to a state of wholeness and authenticity.
No matter what you're going through, I will hold you in a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your issues freely. I will walk alongside you as you get things off your chest, helping you find clarity and balance as you move through things. Being held in this therapeutic environment will give you the space to grow and transform, allowing you to be accepted for who you truly are. Transmutation is at the heart of all my therapeutic work ... in alchemical terms, it is the process of transforming lead into gold, helping you to change from a state of distress and inner conflict to a state of wholeness and authenticity.
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Photo of Lena Fiebrantz, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Lena Fiebrantz
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bootle L20  (Online Only)
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
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Photo of Joanne Ramsdale, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Joanne Ramsdale
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
Unheard, misunderstood, confused, unsure, lost, desperate, feeling stuck, wanting to feel 'normal'. Any of these reasons and more can lead us to seek Counselling. I have been a therapist for 12 years, and practice in a Person-Centred way. What this means is, I truly believe when someone comes to see me they want to be listened to, not told it will be OK, or try this and do that. You have probably tried those things and still feel the same. What's needed is someone with the skill to help you navigate your feelings on a deeper level, to give you greater understanding of how you have come to feel the way you do.
Unheard, misunderstood, confused, unsure, lost, desperate, feeling stuck, wanting to feel 'normal'. Any of these reasons and more can lead us to seek Counselling. I have been a therapist for 12 years, and practice in a Person-Centred way. What this means is, I truly believe when someone comes to see me they want to be listened to, not told it will be OK, or try this and do that. You have probably tried those things and still feel the same. What's needed is someone with the skill to help you navigate your feelings on a deeper level, to give you greater understanding of how you have come to feel the way you do.
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Photo of Stephen Garvey, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Stephen Garvey
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
There are times when for everyone life can become overwhelming. You may feel depressed, stressed or anxious, unable to sleep, or have a sense of being stuck or lost, a feeling that life isn’t working out how you wanted it to, but you don’t know what to do about it. There may be particular current events which are troubling such as being being bullied at work or in an abusive relationship. You may have had a childhood in which you suffered abuse, or a childhood that was unremarkable in that there was no obvious abuse, but it left a lasting sense that something was wrong. Whatever challenges you are facing, I can help and support.
There are times when for everyone life can become overwhelming. You may feel depressed, stressed or anxious, unable to sleep, or have a sense of being stuck or lost, a feeling that life isn’t working out how you wanted it to, but you don’t know what to do about it. There may be particular current events which are troubling such as being being bullied at work or in an abusive relationship. You may have had a childhood in which you suffered abuse, or a childhood that was unremarkable in that there was no obvious abuse, but it left a lasting sense that something was wrong. Whatever challenges you are facing, I can help and support.
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Photo of Stephanie Alexander., Psychotherapist in Bootle, England
Stephanie Alexander.
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
Do you want to open up and talk but find this difficult? Or need support understanding your feelings? My natural ability to provide a safe, relaxed, confidential space to explore your emotions, concerns, past or current experiences can help you make sense of them and gain clarity. My therapy room is private, comfortable and easily accessible to both M6 and M58 motorways. I will support you in developing your confidence to make your own way forward in the direction you choose. I have strong faith, supported by research and personal experience, that Person-Centred Therapy is effective in bringing about real change and personal growth.
Do you want to open up and talk but find this difficult? Or need support understanding your feelings? My natural ability to provide a safe, relaxed, confidential space to explore your emotions, concerns, past or current experiences can help you make sense of them and gain clarity. My therapy room is private, comfortable and easily accessible to both M6 and M58 motorways. I will support you in developing your confidence to make your own way forward in the direction you choose. I have strong faith, supported by research and personal experience, that Person-Centred Therapy is effective in bringing about real change and personal growth.
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Photo of Southport Counselling Service, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Southport Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L30
Are you feeling stuck, facing a challenging period, struggling to cope or just wanting to understand yourself better? Are you feeling lost, powerless and helpless? You might have experienced a life changing event such as bereavement or divorce and be struggling with knowing how to cope with the future. Are you experiencing stress at work, even feelings of panic? I can help you explore these issues and others in a safe, quiet and relaxing environment. You are an expert on you. I look forward to hearing from you if you’d like to work with me.
Are you feeling stuck, facing a challenging period, struggling to cope or just wanting to understand yourself better? Are you feeling lost, powerless and helpless? You might have experienced a life changing event such as bereavement or divorce and be struggling with knowing how to cope with the future. Are you experiencing stress at work, even feelings of panic? I can help you explore these issues and others in a safe, quiet and relaxing environment. You are an expert on you. I look forward to hearing from you if you’d like to work with me.
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Photo of Jacqueline Anne Stokes, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Jacqueline Anne Stokes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bootle L30
As an integrative practitioner. I work from a person centred base, although additional training allows for me to draw on different tools and models depending on your needs. This allows for clients to reflect on what is happening to them and by making their own choices, consider alternative ways of doing things. I use psychological theory and research in therapeutic work to help clients with a variety of problems. These problems can include difficult life issues and mental health conditions. I have worked with clients across all ages, from 7yrs upward and beyond retirement, offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds.
As an integrative practitioner. I work from a person centred base, although additional training allows for me to draw on different tools and models depending on your needs. This allows for clients to reflect on what is happening to them and by making their own choices, consider alternative ways of doing things. I use psychological theory and research in therapeutic work to help clients with a variety of problems. These problems can include difficult life issues and mental health conditions. I have worked with clients across all ages, from 7yrs upward and beyond retirement, offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds.
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Photo of Jan Webster, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Jan Webster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bootle L20
Support, warmth, understanding and acceptance, together with a professional service, this is what I base my counselling practice on. Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, frustrating, unfair...even cruel, throwing so many unexpected hurdles in our way. Struggling can be a lonely, isolating place and sometimes we need more than just talking with family or friends. I offer a calm, confidential, non-judgemental space to truly be heard and listened to in which you can explore your struggles or confusions and, hopefully, enable you to recover your own perspective and clarity surrounding whatever difficulties are impacting your life.
Support, warmth, understanding and acceptance, together with a professional service, this is what I base my counselling practice on. Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, frustrating, unfair...even cruel, throwing so many unexpected hurdles in our way. Struggling can be a lonely, isolating place and sometimes we need more than just talking with family or friends. I offer a calm, confidential, non-judgemental space to truly be heard and listened to in which you can explore your struggles or confusions and, hopefully, enable you to recover your own perspective and clarity surrounding whatever difficulties are impacting your life.
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Equilibrium Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Verified Verified
Bootle L30
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Marley Raven, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Marley Raven
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L10  (Online Only)
I mainly work with LGBTQ+ adults who wish to meet a counsellor where those aspects of their identity will not be unnecessarily questioned or looked at, but can be spoken about respectfully and safely. I aim to offer you a sense of hope and empowerment, along with techniques you could use in your life to enhance or help you cope with your experience of existence. I can support you to explore whatever is going on in your life such as stress, grief (including for loss of pets), exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, body image, anxiety or depression.
I mainly work with LGBTQ+ adults who wish to meet a counsellor where those aspects of their identity will not be unnecessarily questioned or looked at, but can be spoken about respectfully and safely. I aim to offer you a sense of hope and empowerment, along with techniques you could use in your life to enhance or help you cope with your experience of existence. I can support you to explore whatever is going on in your life such as stress, grief (including for loss of pets), exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, body image, anxiety or depression.
01392 531594 View 01392 531594
Photo of Richmond counselling and training services, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Richmond counselling and training services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L10
To gain better emotional regulation identify negative thoughts and cognitive distortions gain self esteem and confidence feel validated and understood without judgement gain skills to manage relationships issues work issues stress anxiety and depression
To gain better emotional regulation identify negative thoughts and cognitive distortions gain self esteem and confidence feel validated and understood without judgement gain skills to manage relationships issues work issues stress anxiety and depression
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Photo of Dr Miguel Montenegro, Psychologist in Bootle, England
Dr Miguel Montenegro
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L4
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist based in Liverpool City Centre and online for video calls. Going to clients is possible but only when appointments are funded by NHS, local authorities, and accident claims cases. I work with people who need specific assessments and therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, low self-esteem, work-related stress, brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities, personality disorders, relationship issues and many more. Appointments in English and Portuguese languages.
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist based in Liverpool City Centre and online for video calls. Going to clients is possible but only when appointments are funded by NHS, local authorities, and accident claims cases. I work with people who need specific assessments and therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, low self-esteem, work-related stress, brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities, personality disorders, relationship issues and many more. Appointments in English and Portuguese languages.
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Photo of The Therapy Corner, Psychotherapist in Bootle, England
The Therapy Corner
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Crosby L22  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
0151 453 4604 View 0151 453 4604
Photo of Dagmara Freeman, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Dagmara Freeman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L23  (Online Only)
I am a psychotherapist trained in the pluralistic approach to therapy. I offer clients a warm, supportive and non-judgmental space. I am passionate about helping clients overcome issues they might have been struggling with for months, or even years. Many of us experience difficulties in our lives and that is when therapy can help. I believe the process of therapy is different for each client. My approach to therapy is that my client and I work closely to agree on the best way forward. I have found my approach to be successful for many clients. As a pluralistic counsellor I can draw on a range of methods and understandings to try
I am a psychotherapist trained in the pluralistic approach to therapy. I offer clients a warm, supportive and non-judgmental space. I am passionate about helping clients overcome issues they might have been struggling with for months, or even years. Many of us experience difficulties in our lives and that is when therapy can help. I believe the process of therapy is different for each client. My approach to therapy is that my client and I work closely to agree on the best way forward. I have found my approach to be successful for many clients. As a pluralistic counsellor I can draw on a range of methods and understandings to try
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Photo of George Maxwell, Psychotherapist in Bootle, England
George Maxwell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L22
I offer evidence-based CBT, EMDR and Positive Psychology to support clients across the full range of the wellbeing spectrum. As an accredited CBT Therapist, I will help you to overcome your anxiety and depression problems using active, effective treatments that will change your life. I specialise in OCD (and its many subtypes), PTSD and Social Anxiety. As a Positive Psychologist, I can teach you how to flourish, feel happier and live a life full of meaning and value. I work with clients internationally via Zoom and offer in-person therapy at my office in Rodney Street in Liverpool.
I offer evidence-based CBT, EMDR and Positive Psychology to support clients across the full range of the wellbeing spectrum. As an accredited CBT Therapist, I will help you to overcome your anxiety and depression problems using active, effective treatments that will change your life. I specialise in OCD (and its many subtypes), PTSD and Social Anxiety. As a Positive Psychologist, I can teach you how to flourish, feel happier and live a life full of meaning and value. I work with clients internationally via Zoom and offer in-person therapy at my office in Rodney Street in Liverpool.
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Photo of Emmie Brunskill, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Emmie Brunskill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L5
Are you feeling "stuck" and not sure why? You may feel anxious, angry, upset and you don't like how it makes you feel. You may have a child and you are worried about their well-being or are you in a relationship that needs a little help? Whatever it is, you can share it with me and I will help you understand why. If you are ready to take that next step to peace of mind then get in touch.
Are you feeling "stuck" and not sure why? You may feel anxious, angry, upset and you don't like how it makes you feel. You may have a child and you are worried about their well-being or are you in a relationship that needs a little help? Whatever it is, you can share it with me and I will help you understand why. If you are ready to take that next step to peace of mind then get in touch.
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Photo of Margi Hudson, Counsellor in Bootle, England
Margi Hudson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L4
As an integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP I understand that not one therapeutic approach fits all. Instead I take into account, you as an individual and your circumstances, and use elements of different approaches to support in your journey. I will provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment to help you explore any topic you wish. Unsure how to move forward, apprehensive about counselling, not sure what to expect from counselling then I am here for you. I have supported people with trauma, ACEs, bereavement/loss, domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self worth and general wellbeing
As an integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP I understand that not one therapeutic approach fits all. Instead I take into account, you as an individual and your circumstances, and use elements of different approaches to support in your journey. I will provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment to help you explore any topic you wish. Unsure how to move forward, apprehensive about counselling, not sure what to expect from counselling then I am here for you. I have supported people with trauma, ACEs, bereavement/loss, domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self worth and general wellbeing
0151 453 4065 View 0151 453 4065

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bootle

10+

Average cost per session

£40

Counsellors in Bootle who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
92% Depression
92% Bereavement
83% Suicidal Ideation
83% Sexual Abuse

Average years in practice

7 Years

How Counsellors in Bootle see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bootle?

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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.