Counselling in Bovingdon

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Lee Martin Mbacp(Sen Accred) Emdr(Accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bovingdon HP3  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
020 4538 6806 View 020 4538 6806
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Rebecca Ingram
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bovingdon HP3
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
01628 969896 View 01628 969896
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Kim Abercromby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bovingdon HP3
I will offer you a safe warm and compassionate space so that we can build a trusting and therapeutic relationship. I am committed to working with you at your pace and at the level of depth you require to find a way through the struggles you may be faced with. I understand how daunting it can be to reach out for help, so I assure you that I will do my best to make this as comfortable as it can be for you. I am deeply committed to providing you with a genuine counselling service tailored to meet your needs. I offer in person and virtual sessions.
I will offer you a safe warm and compassionate space so that we can build a trusting and therapeutic relationship. I am committed to working with you at your pace and at the level of depth you require to find a way through the struggles you may be faced with. I understand how daunting it can be to reach out for help, so I assure you that I will do my best to make this as comfortable as it can be for you. I am deeply committed to providing you with a genuine counselling service tailored to meet your needs. I offer in person and virtual sessions.
01296 327570 View 01296 327570
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Shweta Panchal
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bovingdon HP3
Welcome! ​I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with experience working in counselling services, healthcare settings, and private practice. I aim to support my clients with their emotional and psychological health using a select combination of talking and body-based (somatic) approaches and techniques. Through support and guidance you will be invited in the sessions, at a pace which feels right and appropriate for you, to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and emotions. This exploration can take place through talking and through other body-based (somatic) and mindfulness-based activities and interventions.
Welcome! ​I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with experience working in counselling services, healthcare settings, and private practice. I aim to support my clients with their emotional and psychological health using a select combination of talking and body-based (somatic) approaches and techniques. Through support and guidance you will be invited in the sessions, at a pace which feels right and appropriate for you, to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and emotions. This exploration can take place through talking and through other body-based (somatic) and mindfulness-based activities and interventions.
01727 649283 View 01727 649283

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Errol John Hendrickse
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP1
Asking for help is not an easy step to take. The prospect of sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone else is quite a leap of faith and if you have not experienced counselling before you may be wondering what to expect. I would like to offer you a comfortable space where we can talk and get to know each other; and when you are ready, we can start to explore and make sense of your thoughts and personal difficulties, working entirely at your own pace. By exploring our past experiences and relationships we can often gain a new and fresh perspective on our issues which can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves.
Asking for help is not an easy step to take. The prospect of sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone else is quite a leap of faith and if you have not experienced counselling before you may be wondering what to expect. I would like to offer you a comfortable space where we can talk and get to know each other; and when you are ready, we can start to explore and make sense of your thoughts and personal difficulties, working entirely at your own pace. By exploring our past experiences and relationships we can often gain a new and fresh perspective on our issues which can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves.
01923 932792 View 01923 932792
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Lisa Goldsmith
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Pimlico HP3
Hi, I am Lisa. Seeking support is daunting, which is why I focus on providing a confidential, and supportive space, for you to explore and address your concerns. I offer face-to-face and/or online therapy sessions. I offer short and long term therapy, typically seeing clients for weekly sessions. I support people with issues such as relationship difficulties, communication skills, anxiety, sexual orientation, anger management and women's health such as menopause, sexual issues, ADHD, loss and trauma.
Hi, I am Lisa. Seeking support is daunting, which is why I focus on providing a confidential, and supportive space, for you to explore and address your concerns. I offer face-to-face and/or online therapy sessions. I offer short and long term therapy, typically seeing clients for weekly sessions. I support people with issues such as relationship difficulties, communication skills, anxiety, sexual orientation, anger management and women's health such as menopause, sexual issues, ADHD, loss and trauma.
020 3987 1747 View 020 3987 1747
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Polly Crabtree
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP1
I specialise in working with women who feel overwhelmed by life. If you're wondering if that's you then the following questions might help: 1. Do you have a tendency to feel frazzled by life, rushing from one obligation to the next? 2. Do you hate saying no to people but are tired of saying yes? 3. Do you feel resentful of the drain on your time (and does that make you feel guilty)? 4. Does the idea of conflict feel awkward and uncomfortable? If you've answered yes to any of those questions, then you're in the right place.
I specialise in working with women who feel overwhelmed by life. If you're wondering if that's you then the following questions might help: 1. Do you have a tendency to feel frazzled by life, rushing from one obligation to the next? 2. Do you hate saying no to people but are tired of saying yes? 3. Do you feel resentful of the drain on your time (and does that make you feel guilty)? 4. Does the idea of conflict feel awkward and uncomfortable? If you've answered yes to any of those questions, then you're in the right place.
01525 307451 View 01525 307451
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Lisa Dawn Pyper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP1
Hello. My name is Lisa, I offer ADHD, and highly sensitive woman an online counselling service. Kindness, and respect are at the forefront of how I work with you, as an Integrative counsellor, I combine different therapeutic approaches to fit you as a person, depending on your own specific needs and individual personality.
Hello. My name is Lisa, I offer ADHD, and highly sensitive woman an online counselling service. Kindness, and respect are at the forefront of how I work with you, as an Integrative counsellor, I combine different therapeutic approaches to fit you as a person, depending on your own specific needs and individual personality.
01442 974571 View 01442 974571
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Beth S Dixon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP3
Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or have experienced traumatic life-events and are looking for a safe and confidential space where you can mentally re-group and begin to thrive rather than just survive life's challenges. You might be facing a loss or going through some kind of transition that is challenging your sense of self. Together we can carefully explore how you really feel and identify any changes you might want to make.
Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or have experienced traumatic life-events and are looking for a safe and confidential space where you can mentally re-group and begin to thrive rather than just survive life's challenges. You might be facing a loss or going through some kind of transition that is challenging your sense of self. Together we can carefully explore how you really feel and identify any changes you might want to make.
01442 974584 View 01442 974584
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Gina Bryant
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP1
Welcome. I provide talking therapy to help adults, teenagers and young people, age 11 +. Life can be challenging and I work with clients facing the demands of a range of issues including stress and anxiety, pressure of work and demands, mid-life crisis, bereavement, traumatic loss and change. Student life can be stressful and I am experienced in working with overwhelming emotions, relationships and the stress of exams and expectations, so that you can find strategies for a positive way forward.
Welcome. I provide talking therapy to help adults, teenagers and young people, age 11 +. Life can be challenging and I work with clients facing the demands of a range of issues including stress and anxiety, pressure of work and demands, mid-life crisis, bereavement, traumatic loss and change. Student life can be stressful and I am experienced in working with overwhelming emotions, relationships and the stress of exams and expectations, so that you can find strategies for a positive way forward.
07723 477390 View 07723 477390
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Carolyn Dunmur
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bourne End HP1
Whether you are looking for support through challenging times or trying to make sense of your life, talking to a professional counsellor can be really valuable when things feel overwhelming and uncertain, we all need help at times. Feelings we can’t manage or make sense of can impact on our whole sense of well-being and prevent us from living our lives fully. Counselling can help manage current situations and look at new ways of coping. It can also give us insight, understanding and perspective on past experiences.
Whether you are looking for support through challenging times or trying to make sense of your life, talking to a professional counsellor can be really valuable when things feel overwhelming and uncertain, we all need help at times. Feelings we can’t manage or make sense of can impact on our whole sense of well-being and prevent us from living our lives fully. Counselling can help manage current situations and look at new ways of coping. It can also give us insight, understanding and perspective on past experiences.
01525 309812 View 01525 309812
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Dawn Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hemel Hempstead HP3
Hello and thanks for looking at my profile. I am a qualified counsellor and have worked from my private practice based on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley since I qualified in 2009. During this time I have worked with many hundreds of clients offering long and short term counselling. I have gained wide experience working with many presenting issues including but not limited to : anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss or bereavement, anger or difficult relationships. Feelings of disconnection from self and others, or feeling disillusioned with life; lacking purpose and meaning.
Hello and thanks for looking at my profile. I am a qualified counsellor and have worked from my private practice based on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley since I qualified in 2009. During this time I have worked with many hundreds of clients offering long and short term counselling. I have gained wide experience working with many presenting issues including but not limited to : anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss or bereavement, anger or difficult relationships. Feelings of disconnection from self and others, or feeling disillusioned with life; lacking purpose and meaning.
01442 952370 View 01442 952370
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Dr Belynder Walia - Serene Lifestyles
Psychotherapist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP1  (Online Only)
I am the founder of Serene Lifestyles, an online psychotherapy practice. I am accepting new clients and offering virtual appointments. I help people feel less anxiety or stress by transforming their mind to build confidence and self-esteem, so they feel amazing in their professional and personal relationships. I am passionate about helping people with their mental and emotional well-being.
I am the founder of Serene Lifestyles, an online psychotherapy practice. I am accepting new clients and offering virtual appointments. I help people feel less anxiety or stress by transforming their mind to build confidence and self-esteem, so they feel amazing in their professional and personal relationships. I am passionate about helping people with their mental and emotional well-being.
020 3870 2993 View 020 3870 2993
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Joanne Inskip
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP1
I offer two types of therapy; talking therapy and EMDR. I work using a mainly psychodynamic approach. An approach to therapy which means that we will explore what lies beneath your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. We will think together about your current and past experiences, and how they may have shaped your beliefs and relationships today. My approach is warm and professional. I believe that talking helps and that therapy opens a door to new understanding and possibilities.
I offer two types of therapy; talking therapy and EMDR. I work using a mainly psychodynamic approach. An approach to therapy which means that we will explore what lies beneath your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. We will think together about your current and past experiences, and how they may have shaped your beliefs and relationships today. My approach is warm and professional. I believe that talking helps and that therapy opens a door to new understanding and possibilities.
01442 974618 View 01442 974618
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Bhumika Shah
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sarratt WD4  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Bhumika, I am an experienced CBT & EMDR psychotherapist. I offer a compassionate approach in guiding you through your treatment and supporting you on your journey to alleviating your symptoms. I aim to support you to lead a life more in line with what you value. I have experience in treating a range of common mental health difficulties including depression, low self-esteem, pre & postnatal depression, OCD, PTSD, birth trauma, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobia’s. CBT and EMDR are evidence based, NICE approved approaches with potential for long-lasting changes
Hi, I’m Bhumika, I am an experienced CBT & EMDR psychotherapist. I offer a compassionate approach in guiding you through your treatment and supporting you on your journey to alleviating your symptoms. I aim to support you to lead a life more in line with what you value. I have experience in treating a range of common mental health difficulties including depression, low self-esteem, pre & postnatal depression, OCD, PTSD, birth trauma, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobia’s. CBT and EMDR are evidence based, NICE approved approaches with potential for long-lasting changes
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Turning Leaf Counselling UK
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nash Mills HP3  (Online Only)
Do you regularly find yourself overwhelmed by the stresses and struggles in your life? Do you ask yourself, will I ever be 'better' or 'normal' (what is normal, I hear you say) how do you experience 'yourself' are you happy with who you are, or would you like to change? Are there people in your life whose behaviour towards you is overwhelming or disruptive, do you find it hard to say 'no' to these individuals? Are you anxious or worried about the future, or even the present and how you are coping with life? If this is you, I believe I can help, and work with you to turn things around and give you the tools to change.
Do you regularly find yourself overwhelmed by the stresses and struggles in your life? Do you ask yourself, will I ever be 'better' or 'normal' (what is normal, I hear you say) how do you experience 'yourself' are you happy with who you are, or would you like to change? Are there people in your life whose behaviour towards you is overwhelming or disruptive, do you find it hard to say 'no' to these individuals? Are you anxious or worried about the future, or even the present and how you are coping with life? If this is you, I believe I can help, and work with you to turn things around and give you the tools to change.
020 3835 2813 View 020 3835 2813
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Sonya Markey
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP2
When did you last feel really listened to? Do you feel ready to explore why you might feel confused, unfulfilled or overwhelmed by life's difficulties? Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be experiencing anxiety or depression. Being able to talk openly to an objective and compassionate counsellor can offer you the support you need to connect with frightening or buried feelings and start to let go of strategies that no longer work for you. You can start to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
When did you last feel really listened to? Do you feel ready to explore why you might feel confused, unfulfilled or overwhelmed by life's difficulties? Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be experiencing anxiety or depression. Being able to talk openly to an objective and compassionate counsellor can offer you the support you need to connect with frightening or buried feelings and start to let go of strategies that no longer work for you. You can start to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
01442 953097 View 01442 953097
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Oliver John Whitefield
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP1
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear. I can help you explore elements of your life that are unsatisfactory and work towards making changes and choices that are more true to who you are now.
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear. I can help you explore elements of your life that are unsatisfactory and work towards making changes and choices that are more true to who you are now.
01442 953398 View 01442 953398
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Samantha Amanda Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hemel Hempstead HP1
A warm welcome to you. As a humanistic counsellor, my focus is to support you in re-discovering your innate sense of goodness and wholeness. Whether your troubles are underpinned by trauma or depression, our work together can build an understanding of who you are and what you need in order to find the best direction for yourself. I am also a trainee Gestalt Psychotherapist and my focus is embedded in here and now experiences. The Gestalt (roughly translated into 'Whole') approach is often helpful in grounding ourselves in 'what is' and provides a slowing down that offers space to move beyond a fixed way of being.
A warm welcome to you. As a humanistic counsellor, my focus is to support you in re-discovering your innate sense of goodness and wholeness. Whether your troubles are underpinned by trauma or depression, our work together can build an understanding of who you are and what you need in order to find the best direction for yourself. I am also a trainee Gestalt Psychotherapist and my focus is embedded in here and now experiences. The Gestalt (roughly translated into 'Whole') approach is often helpful in grounding ourselves in 'what is' and provides a slowing down that offers space to move beyond a fixed way of being.
01727 649241 View 01727 649241
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Maria Bradley Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Piccotts End HP1
I bring my years as an accredited psychotherapist with the NHS, in private practice and with health insurers, to you. Whatever is behind your search here, this could be the moment when things change. In the past two weeks, these unsolicited comments were made by clients: "I wish I'd done this 20 years ago". "My relationships are better than they've ever been". "I was in a coma! Everyone should have therapy". "I always feel better when I leave here". However, to paraphrase a children's book, we have gone through some 'long grass' together to get there. Therapy can be empowering and transformative and I know it changes lives.
I bring my years as an accredited psychotherapist with the NHS, in private practice and with health insurers, to you. Whatever is behind your search here, this could be the moment when things change. In the past two weeks, these unsolicited comments were made by clients: "I wish I'd done this 20 years ago". "My relationships are better than they've ever been". "I was in a coma! Everyone should have therapy". "I always feel better when I leave here". However, to paraphrase a children's book, we have gone through some 'long grass' together to get there. Therapy can be empowering and transformative and I know it changes lives.
01628 969387 View 01628 969387

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bovingdon

< 10

Counsellors in Bovingdon who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Bovingdon see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bovingdon?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.