Counselling in Bristol

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Photo of Jane Lomax, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Jane Lomax
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5
Many of us feel stuck, low, anxious, or overwhelmed at times. Whatever you are struggling with, I will help you to make sense of things and support you to develop insight, skills and strategies to make changes that will make a difference in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and young people with a range of difficulties such as stress, low mood, anxiety, panic, PTSD, low self-esteem, identity or relationship difficulties, difficult life experiences, and addiction. I also offer psychological support to people facing health challenges or living with long-term health conditions (e.g., pain, fatigue, COPD, cancer).
Many of us feel stuck, low, anxious, or overwhelmed at times. Whatever you are struggling with, I will help you to make sense of things and support you to develop insight, skills and strategies to make changes that will make a difference in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and young people with a range of difficulties such as stress, low mood, anxiety, panic, PTSD, low self-esteem, identity or relationship difficulties, difficult life experiences, and addiction. I also offer psychological support to people facing health challenges or living with long-term health conditions (e.g., pain, fatigue, COPD, cancer).
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Photo of Dayana Eastwood, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Dayana Eastwood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7
Not accepting new clients
If there's something you want to understand better or change, I can help you move from feeling confused, stuck or overwhelmed to a place where things make sense, there’s a way forward, and you feel in charge of your life. Feeling stressed, burnt out, anxious or depressed are some of the most common reasons people seek therapy, but there may be many reasons; some challenges feel hard to pin down or are a quiet, niggling sense that builds up over time. Or perhaps you have experienced a major life change or event and feel you need some support as you find a new way through.
If there's something you want to understand better or change, I can help you move from feeling confused, stuck or overwhelmed to a place where things make sense, there’s a way forward, and you feel in charge of your life. Feeling stressed, burnt out, anxious or depressed are some of the most common reasons people seek therapy, but there may be many reasons; some challenges feel hard to pin down or are a quiet, niggling sense that builds up over time. Or perhaps you have experienced a major life change or event and feel you need some support as you find a new way through.
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Photo of Meirav Dagan, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Meirav Dagan
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
0117 456 5103 View 0117 456 5103
Photo of Natasha Vdovkina, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Natasha Vdovkina
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
No evening or weekend availability. Fully qualified, BACP and EMDR accredited, I have been working with clients in a variety of settings, including the NHS, local therapy centre for women, Bristol University, voluntary sector organisations and private practice. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, struggling with anxiety and depression, experienced trauma as a child or adult, or simply looking for self-growth and deeper understanding of yourself, I hope to be able to help you.
No evening or weekend availability. Fully qualified, BACP and EMDR accredited, I have been working with clients in a variety of settings, including the NHS, local therapy centre for women, Bristol University, voluntary sector organisations and private practice. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, struggling with anxiety and depression, experienced trauma as a child or adult, or simply looking for self-growth and deeper understanding of yourself, I hope to be able to help you.
0117 463 3255 View 0117 463 3255
Photo of Abigail Rose Dyke, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Abigail Rose Dyke
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
There are many reasons why someone might seek the support of a psychotherapist: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loneliness. Whether you need support with more acute feelings that are overwhelming, or simply need someone to talk to, psychotherapy could help. Sometimes we can feel very alone in the world; psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a relationship where you can be seen and heard, a safe space to explore what is troubling you. I offer an understanding and confidential space, where I place your needs centrally.
There are many reasons why someone might seek the support of a psychotherapist: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loneliness. Whether you need support with more acute feelings that are overwhelming, or simply need someone to talk to, psychotherapy could help. Sometimes we can feel very alone in the world; psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a relationship where you can be seen and heard, a safe space to explore what is troubling you. I offer an understanding and confidential space, where I place your needs centrally.
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Photo of Peter Dorling, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Peter Dorling
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I offer a secure, confidential space to help you freely communicate; to identify and initiate significant changes; acknowledge trauma and loss; negotiate life's transitions and to manage uncertainty. Therapy is a shared exploration of your deepest concerns: we work to discern possible meanings behind suffering and to fulfill cherished aims. By having individual sessions with an experienced clinician, or, sharing honest communication in a supportive, facilitated group, you can develop increased agency, greater self-worth and resilience, courage to discern a new life-direction, and, the confidence to explore relationships.
I offer a secure, confidential space to help you freely communicate; to identify and initiate significant changes; acknowledge trauma and loss; negotiate life's transitions and to manage uncertainty. Therapy is a shared exploration of your deepest concerns: we work to discern possible meanings behind suffering and to fulfill cherished aims. By having individual sessions with an experienced clinician, or, sharing honest communication in a supportive, facilitated group, you can develop increased agency, greater self-worth and resilience, courage to discern a new life-direction, and, the confidence to explore relationships.
0117 325 4023 View 0117 325 4023
Photo of Amanda Louise Roberts, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Amanda Louise Roberts
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7
feel like No one is Listening sometimes....? Although modern technology is faster and helpful in many ways, it can also be a barrier. Often it can be consuming and affect our relationships in a big way. It may feel like the people we love and are close to aren't really listening to us. Do they seem distracted by Facebook? I am here to help you get back on track ....what with relationships yep being locked in with your partner may seem great to begin with but after a while? hmmm? Maybe not? Maybe it has changed how you both feel about each other.
feel like No one is Listening sometimes....? Although modern technology is faster and helpful in many ways, it can also be a barrier. Often it can be consuming and affect our relationships in a big way. It may feel like the people we love and are close to aren't really listening to us. Do they seem distracted by Facebook? I am here to help you get back on track ....what with relationships yep being locked in with your partner may seem great to begin with but after a while? hmmm? Maybe not? Maybe it has changed how you both feel about each other.
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Photo of Emmy Lathom, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Emmy Lathom
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15  (Online Only)
I believe the foundation of effective counselling is to ensure that a good therapeutic relationship is developed and that clients feel empowered throughout the therapeutic process. As a neurodivergent therapist, I understand the importance of a welcoming, accepting, and non-judgmental space.
I believe the foundation of effective counselling is to ensure that a good therapeutic relationship is developed and that clients feel empowered throughout the therapeutic process. As a neurodivergent therapist, I understand the importance of a welcoming, accepting, and non-judgmental space.
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Photo of Dr Meg Denne, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Dr Meg Denne
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC accredited Clinical Psychologist working in the Bristol area. I have over ten years experience working with adults, adolescents and children using evidence-based therapies to address their psychological difficulty, increase emotional awareness and move towards a calmer, more fulfilled life. My experience working with clients has emphasised to me the importance of curiosity, honesty and compassion in psychological work, where time can be taken to explore challenges. This therefore underpins my practice; I strive to create an environment which promotes honest reflective thinking in order to facilitate psychological change.
I am a HCPC accredited Clinical Psychologist working in the Bristol area. I have over ten years experience working with adults, adolescents and children using evidence-based therapies to address their psychological difficulty, increase emotional awareness and move towards a calmer, more fulfilled life. My experience working with clients has emphasised to me the importance of curiosity, honesty and compassion in psychological work, where time can be taken to explore challenges. This therefore underpins my practice; I strive to create an environment which promotes honest reflective thinking in order to facilitate psychological change.
0117 463 3965 View 0117 463 3965
Photo of Chris Northey-Vyse, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Chris Northey-Vyse
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bristol BS8
Hi I'm Chris, an accredited CBT therapist, Dramatherapist and have begun training in EMDR. I work with children, young people and adults that are struggling with a range of mental health difficulties. I have been a therapist for over a decade and I have worked with all age ranges. My education, training and experience in multiple different settings means I am able to relate to what you might need, allowing us to create an effective treatment plan together. I have a collaborative approach as I know that you are the expert of your experiences. We work together to find the tools and techniques that will best help you.
Hi I'm Chris, an accredited CBT therapist, Dramatherapist and have begun training in EMDR. I work with children, young people and adults that are struggling with a range of mental health difficulties. I have been a therapist for over a decade and I have worked with all age ranges. My education, training and experience in multiple different settings means I am able to relate to what you might need, allowing us to create an effective treatment plan together. I have a collaborative approach as I know that you are the expert of your experiences. We work together to find the tools and techniques that will best help you.
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Photo of Dr Gerrie Holloway, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Dr Gerrie Holloway
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with adults in both NHS and private practice settings. Crises are often important moments in our lives that signify the need to make changes. These times can indicate that old ways of coping or patterns in relationships and behaviour are now no longer working. I offer a non-judgemental reflective space in which to support individuals to increase understanding and insight into their difficulties and to identify the changes they wish to make. I have been trained in a number of therapeutic modalities which I integrate and tailor to each individual.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with adults in both NHS and private practice settings. Crises are often important moments in our lives that signify the need to make changes. These times can indicate that old ways of coping or patterns in relationships and behaviour are now no longer working. I offer a non-judgemental reflective space in which to support individuals to increase understanding and insight into their difficulties and to identify the changes they wish to make. I have been trained in a number of therapeutic modalities which I integrate and tailor to each individual.
0117 463 3358 View 0117 463 3358
Photo of Tracy Norman, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Tracy Norman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
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Photo of Cory Stewart, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Cory Stewart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
I offer one-to-one counselling for clients who are going through difficult circumstances & feel ready to make a change in their life. I'll work with you to develop understanding of your behaviours, which I believe is important if we want to make progress. I prefer not to focus my work on specialisms, though I have a particular interest in clients struggling with their identity, relationships and anxiety.
I offer one-to-one counselling for clients who are going through difficult circumstances & feel ready to make a change in their life. I'll work with you to develop understanding of your behaviours, which I believe is important if we want to make progress. I prefer not to focus my work on specialisms, though I have a particular interest in clients struggling with their identity, relationships and anxiety.
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Photo of Ashleigh Hennessy, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Ashleigh Hennessy
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS6
I offer a safe, non judgemental space for you to air your thoughts and work through any struggles you may be facing at your own pace. Areas I have the most experience with include anxiety, PTSD, bereavement, anger management, family and relationship issues, disability and chronic illness. Although counselling can't change the past, it can help change your perspective, giving you the strength and resilience to be able to thrive despite the challenges you are facing!
I offer a safe, non judgemental space for you to air your thoughts and work through any struggles you may be facing at your own pace. Areas I have the most experience with include anxiety, PTSD, bereavement, anger management, family and relationship issues, disability and chronic illness. Although counselling can't change the past, it can help change your perspective, giving you the strength and resilience to be able to thrive despite the challenges you are facing!
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Photo of Rich Donaldson, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Rich Donaldson
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
Starting counselling can be a bit scary, but living with unresolved problems is probably much worse. I believe that conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and addictive behaviour signal that something is preventing us from thriving. Recognising something in your life that you want to change is the most crucial step. I offer sessions online and also face-to-face in both Bristol & London.
Starting counselling can be a bit scary, but living with unresolved problems is probably much worse. I believe that conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and addictive behaviour signal that something is preventing us from thriving. Recognising something in your life that you want to change is the most crucial step. I offer sessions online and also face-to-face in both Bristol & London.
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Photo of Kate Hall, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Kate Hall
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a specialist relationship and couples counsellor having trained at Tavistock Relationships, the leading centre of excellence for couple psychotherapy. You might seek help for a specific issue, such as going through a life transition whether that is living together, becoming parents, retiring, experienced a bereavement, or facing illness. You might be struggling to communicate with your partner about your needs, feeling lonely or anxious within your relationship, there has been an affair, or you are struggling to form relationships.
I am a specialist relationship and couples counsellor having trained at Tavistock Relationships, the leading centre of excellence for couple psychotherapy. You might seek help for a specific issue, such as going through a life transition whether that is living together, becoming parents, retiring, experienced a bereavement, or facing illness. You might be struggling to communicate with your partner about your needs, feeling lonely or anxious within your relationship, there has been an affair, or you are struggling to form relationships.
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Photo of Ky Kepner, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Ky Kepner
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS2
I'm a trainee psychotherapist in my final year, and I've been offering clients affordable therapy in private practice for 3 years. I aim to hold a therapeutic space that allows us to build a relationship in which you feel safe enough for us to explore your experience and difficulties, what they mean to you, how they relate to one another, and how they express themselves between us. This can expand your awareness of your relationship with yourself, others, and the environment in which you live. My hope is to help you find a way forward that feels more joyful and and authentic.
I'm a trainee psychotherapist in my final year, and I've been offering clients affordable therapy in private practice for 3 years. I aim to hold a therapeutic space that allows us to build a relationship in which you feel safe enough for us to explore your experience and difficulties, what they mean to you, how they relate to one another, and how they express themselves between us. This can expand your awareness of your relationship with yourself, others, and the environment in which you live. My hope is to help you find a way forward that feels more joyful and and authentic.
0117 463 3910 View 0117 463 3910
Photo of The Apsley Clinic, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
The Apsley Clinic
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
At the Apsley Clinic, we have a team of dedicated Practitioners who can assess, treat, and support your mental health needs within just 72 hours of referral. We strive to support you as soon as possible, offering a range of Psychological therapies, including Psychotherapy and Counselling. Our experienced medical professionals put your Mental Health needs first. We are proud to provide a high quality multi-disciplinary team of therapists and Mental Health Practitioners to provide Psychological support that is client centred and tailored to you . Our goal is to make you feel better as quickly as possible.
At the Apsley Clinic, we have a team of dedicated Practitioners who can assess, treat, and support your mental health needs within just 72 hours of referral. We strive to support you as soon as possible, offering a range of Psychological therapies, including Psychotherapy and Counselling. Our experienced medical professionals put your Mental Health needs first. We are proud to provide a high quality multi-disciplinary team of therapists and Mental Health Practitioners to provide Psychological support that is client centred and tailored to you . Our goal is to make you feel better as quickly as possible.
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Photo of Heather Southall, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Heather Southall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I'm Heather. Do you feel like you are overwhelmed with life at the moment? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, low mood? Are your relationships not how you would like them to be? I'm here to help you overcome issues around valuing yourself so that you have greater self-confidence, better wellbeing and a more positive outlook on your life using a variety of counselling approaches.
Hello, I'm Heather. Do you feel like you are overwhelmed with life at the moment? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, low mood? Are your relationships not how you would like them to be? I'm here to help you overcome issues around valuing yourself so that you have greater self-confidence, better wellbeing and a more positive outlook on your life using a variety of counselling approaches.
0117 463 0714 View 0117 463 0714
Photo of Cecilia Lauritzson, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Cecilia Lauritzson
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
I’m an experienced psychotherapist in training offering affordable therapy for adults in Bristol. Whatever is going on in your life, my hope is to offer an open minded space of warmth, safety and compassion, where anything that is on your mind at the time can be explored together at your own pace. Each person is on their unique journey through life and as an integrative therapist my approach is based on your individual needs as a client.
I’m an experienced psychotherapist in training offering affordable therapy for adults in Bristol. Whatever is going on in your life, my hope is to offer an open minded space of warmth, safety and compassion, where anything that is on your mind at the time can be explored together at your own pace. Each person is on their unique journey through life and as an integrative therapist my approach is based on your individual needs as a client.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bristol

600+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Bristol who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
84% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% AXA PPP
60% Aviva
44% Vitality

How Counsellors in Bristol see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bristol?

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.