Counselling in Bristol

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Dr Natalie Stott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS8  (Online Only)
Also trained in EMDR, I am a HCPC registered clinical psychologist specialising in working with high achievers and professionals who experience intense anxiety and burnout, often brought about by perfectionism, imposter experience and people pleasing. You may have reached a roadblock because of the demands of your job, or because of difficult life circumstances. I can help you to regain your self confidence and work through those intense feelings of anxiety and not feeling good enough. It is possible make changes and learn to see yourself differently.
Also trained in EMDR, I am a HCPC registered clinical psychologist specialising in working with high achievers and professionals who experience intense anxiety and burnout, often brought about by perfectionism, imposter experience and people pleasing. You may have reached a roadblock because of the demands of your job, or because of difficult life circumstances. I can help you to regain your self confidence and work through those intense feelings of anxiety and not feeling good enough. It is possible make changes and learn to see yourself differently.
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Nicolas Sean Shearer Burgess
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS4
Throughout our sessions, we will work together to create a bespoke therapy. As an integrative therapist I use a variety of therapeutic approaches. The main focus of the therapy I offer is deeply rooted in Person Centred Therapy; your life is your lived experience and “you experience yourself, as the expert of your own experience”. This non directive approach is the focus of the work, in addition to this, I believe self-compassion ( the process of applying kindness to yourself), is something that appears to be much harder than we are led to believe but remains a key factor in developing a healthy relationship with our self.
Throughout our sessions, we will work together to create a bespoke therapy. As an integrative therapist I use a variety of therapeutic approaches. The main focus of the therapy I offer is deeply rooted in Person Centred Therapy; your life is your lived experience and “you experience yourself, as the expert of your own experience”. This non directive approach is the focus of the work, in addition to this, I believe self-compassion ( the process of applying kindness to yourself), is something that appears to be much harder than we are led to believe but remains a key factor in developing a healthy relationship with our self.
0117 463 4588 View 0117 463 4588
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Francesca Sciandra
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I provide integrative therapy and counselling for anxiety, relationship challenges, and sexual issues. I specialise in helping people process and heal anxiety and other difficulties affecting their adult relationships and sex lives. Challenges I help people with include healing from childhood abuse and neglect, exploring and resolving relationship issues, resolving sexual issues, exploring attachment issues, including anxious, avoidant, and disorganised patterns, and overcoming anger and jealousy. You deserve an authentic and joyful life.
I provide integrative therapy and counselling for anxiety, relationship challenges, and sexual issues. I specialise in helping people process and heal anxiety and other difficulties affecting their adult relationships and sex lives. Challenges I help people with include healing from childhood abuse and neglect, exploring and resolving relationship issues, resolving sexual issues, exploring attachment issues, including anxious, avoidant, and disorganised patterns, and overcoming anger and jealousy. You deserve an authentic and joyful life.
020 3838 0861 View 020 3838 0861
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Maham Nishan Malik
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7  (Online Only)
I have over four years experience working with people one to one in a face to face capacity and over the phone. I have assisted with depression, anxiety, trauma related experiences, panic attacks, family conflict and relationship issues. I can appreciate life can be come difficult at times, and we all need non-judgmental support. I work in a person-centered modality as well as integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as draw from the Core Self Model. Ultimately, I work in a way that suits you and meets your needs and can help you realize the solution to your problem. Book a free 30 minute consultation.
I have over four years experience working with people one to one in a face to face capacity and over the phone. I have assisted with depression, anxiety, trauma related experiences, panic attacks, family conflict and relationship issues. I can appreciate life can be come difficult at times, and we all need non-judgmental support. I work in a person-centered modality as well as integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as draw from the Core Self Model. Ultimately, I work in a way that suits you and meets your needs and can help you realize the solution to your problem. Book a free 30 minute consultation.
01454 802763 View 01454 802763
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Addam Merali-Younger
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS6
Hey, I’m Addam. Finding support at a difficult time can be challenging, so I’m glad you’re here. Whatever your reasons for seeking out counselling, I am here to listen, aim to understand and to work collaboratively with you to create a space where you can process and explore what you need to at your own pace. I have experience working with anxiety, identity, racialised trauma, migrant trauma, self-esteem, shame and suicidal ideation, and a wide range of issues connected to gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. Whilst these may or may not be the focus of our work together, the space is there for these aspects if you need it.
Hey, I’m Addam. Finding support at a difficult time can be challenging, so I’m glad you’re here. Whatever your reasons for seeking out counselling, I am here to listen, aim to understand and to work collaboratively with you to create a space where you can process and explore what you need to at your own pace. I have experience working with anxiety, identity, racialised trauma, migrant trauma, self-esteem, shame and suicidal ideation, and a wide range of issues connected to gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. Whilst these may or may not be the focus of our work together, the space is there for these aspects if you need it.
0117 463 3671 View 0117 463 3671
Photo of Belén Plaza Higueras - EMDR, PSYCH-K, CBT, EFT, Bach flowers, Homeopathy , MSc, GMBPsS, Psychotherapist
EMDR, PSYCH-K, CBT, EFT, Bach flowers, Homeopathy
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS5
I believe that we all have the potential to heal ourselves. Are you aware that you have a negative mental state at work or in relationships? Is it persistent, or do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, worried, and have a low level of liveliness? I can support you to find pathways to overcome these limitations. I am a compassionate integrative psychotherapist. I offer EMDR- 2013, Psych-K!, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy CBT, EFT, Mindfulness. Homeopathy (4 y), Bach flowers (BFP). I can help you to transform your life’s limitations arising from anxiety/ trauma, Personal, sleeping, relationships, work difficulties & others.
I believe that we all have the potential to heal ourselves. Are you aware that you have a negative mental state at work or in relationships? Is it persistent, or do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, worried, and have a low level of liveliness? I can support you to find pathways to overcome these limitations. I am a compassionate integrative psychotherapist. I offer EMDR- 2013, Psych-K!, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy CBT, EFT, Mindfulness. Homeopathy (4 y), Bach flowers (BFP). I can help you to transform your life’s limitations arising from anxiety/ trauma, Personal, sleeping, relationships, work difficulties & others.
0117 374 7699 View 0117 374 7699
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Ed Jefferson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Hello! I'm Ed (he/him). Life can be hard at any time and I’m here to work alongside you with whatever you choose to bring to our sessions. I am a fully trained integrative counsellor and have previous experience working with clients who present with mental health, addiction and trauma issues. I have also volunteered with the Samaritans for two years and undertaken further CPD training around student mental health, shame, neurodiversity, trans awareness, and weight bias.
Hello! I'm Ed (he/him). Life can be hard at any time and I’m here to work alongside you with whatever you choose to bring to our sessions. I am a fully trained integrative counsellor and have previous experience working with clients who present with mental health, addiction and trauma issues. I have also volunteered with the Samaritans for two years and undertaken further CPD training around student mental health, shame, neurodiversity, trans awareness, and weight bias.
0117 463 1876 View 0117 463 1876
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Nick Morecroft Trauma Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS3
Trauma focussed therapy for those with PTSD or life affecting issues. Delivered within a caring and warm professional relationship, supporting you to explore and resolve past events and situations in order to move forwards with your life. Suitable for anyone looking to engage and work on their issues, benefitting from the combined effort and professional guidance.
Trauma focussed therapy for those with PTSD or life affecting issues. Delivered within a caring and warm professional relationship, supporting you to explore and resolve past events and situations in order to move forwards with your life. Suitable for anyone looking to engage and work on their issues, benefitting from the combined effort and professional guidance.
07463 189639 View 07463 189639
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Maria Lucia Guarnieri
Psychotherapist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16  (Online Only)
Have you tried opening up about your concerns to a friend but you didn't feel heard, or the advice wasn't right for you? Does it feel like there is something you need to work on, but you don't know where to start? Well, maybe starting therapy is the right step forward. I offer you a safe space, where you can explore your strenghts and not only your 'issues'. Initially we will evaluate your needs and goals, your motivations towards change and how you relate to others and to your mind and body. I will often ask for your feedback, and therapeutic objectives are co-designed with you.
Have you tried opening up about your concerns to a friend but you didn't feel heard, or the advice wasn't right for you? Does it feel like there is something you need to work on, but you don't know where to start? Well, maybe starting therapy is the right step forward. I offer you a safe space, where you can explore your strenghts and not only your 'issues'. Initially we will evaluate your needs and goals, your motivations towards change and how you relate to others and to your mind and body. I will often ask for your feedback, and therapeutic objectives are co-designed with you.
0117 463 7328 View 0117 463 7328
Photo of Dr Shelley Kerr, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Shelley Kerr
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Bristol BS3
We all want to enjoy the lives we have, not be bogged down in self criticism, overwhelmed by emotions, stuck in spirals of negative thinking, or be haunted by the past. If you find yourself here because you're struggling with anxiety, depression, painful emotions, self criticism, or patterns of coping that are damaging your life and your relationships, then you're in the right place. Again and again I have seen the power of compassion in releasing people from the suffering that can come with these cycles. With the right support you too can take the courageous, and sometimes painful steps towards becoming the person you'd like to be.
We all want to enjoy the lives we have, not be bogged down in self criticism, overwhelmed by emotions, stuck in spirals of negative thinking, or be haunted by the past. If you find yourself here because you're struggling with anxiety, depression, painful emotions, self criticism, or patterns of coping that are damaging your life and your relationships, then you're in the right place. Again and again I have seen the power of compassion in releasing people from the suffering that can come with these cycles. With the right support you too can take the courageous, and sometimes painful steps towards becoming the person you'd like to be.
01275 402881 View 01275 402881
Photo of Catherine Alexander - Red Door Therapy, Psychotherapist
Red Door Therapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
My name is Catherine and I work with children in the early years (0-5 years old) and primary school age (5-11 years old) who struggle with language and communication, have difficulties socialising, struggle to attend school, who may be experiencing developmental delays or are non-verbal, or children diagnosed with Autism. Many of the children I work with are waiting for a diagnosis, however, all children are at different stages so please get in contact if you would like to discuss some specific needs/concerns that you have.
My name is Catherine and I work with children in the early years (0-5 years old) and primary school age (5-11 years old) who struggle with language and communication, have difficulties socialising, struggle to attend school, who may be experiencing developmental delays or are non-verbal, or children diagnosed with Autism. Many of the children I work with are waiting for a diagnosis, however, all children are at different stages so please get in contact if you would like to discuss some specific needs/concerns that you have.
0117 456 2035 View 0117 456 2035
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Lucy Skye
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
You found your way here because of your strength. I understand how hard it can be to reach out and look for change. Our work will start by honouring your strength and supporting you to hold and ease the challenges that you are experiencing. Therapy offers you place for you to bring whatever you are seeking to change or understand. Together we will resource you to adapt to physical and emotional shifts, increase your awareness of your needs, and to feel more present and content in your life.
You found your way here because of your strength. I understand how hard it can be to reach out and look for change. Our work will start by honouring your strength and supporting you to hold and ease the challenges that you are experiencing. Therapy offers you place for you to bring whatever you are seeking to change or understand. Together we will resource you to adapt to physical and emotional shifts, increase your awareness of your needs, and to feel more present and content in your life.
0117 463 7304 View 0117 463 7304
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Mike Swift
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
Is your life is feeling hard or painful in some way right now? Something needs to change but it feels like a mountain to climb? Feeling stuck or confused? If you choose to work with me, my promise to you is that I will offer curiosity, respect, care and compassion. Perhaps, together, we can develop new, useful perspectives. I believe that though counselling, it's always possible to find new ways to move forwards in positive directions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Is your life is feeling hard or painful in some way right now? Something needs to change but it feels like a mountain to climb? Feeling stuck or confused? If you choose to work with me, my promise to you is that I will offer curiosity, respect, care and compassion. Perhaps, together, we can develop new, useful perspectives. I believe that though counselling, it's always possible to find new ways to move forwards in positive directions. I look forward to hearing from you.
0117 463 1503 View 0117 463 1503
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Anna Browne
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS8
Not accepting new clients
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
0117 456 5291 View 0117 456 5291
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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.
0117 428 9017 View 0117 428 9017
Iman Idjer
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
In life’s ever-changing phases, therapy can provide a sanctuary to navigate and understand the impact of your experiences, emotions, and thoughts. Seeking a therapist is often the first step towards finding the support that you need. I strive to create a warm and compassionate space for us to explore how you relate to yourself, others, and the world. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, trauma, and other life challenges, including feelings of shame or self-blame.
In life’s ever-changing phases, therapy can provide a sanctuary to navigate and understand the impact of your experiences, emotions, and thoughts. Seeking a therapist is often the first step towards finding the support that you need. I strive to create a warm and compassionate space for us to explore how you relate to yourself, others, and the world. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, trauma, and other life challenges, including feelings of shame or self-blame.
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Zoe Doran
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
I'm Zoë (she/her) and I am a qualified relational and existential counsellor & psychotherapist. Navigating life in 2024 is hard. Dealing with the ongoing unrest in the world alongside our own personal battles can often feel like too much to carry. While therapy alone cannot change the world, it can be a place to share the load, to untangle yourself and make sense of who you are and where you’re going. Often we find ourselves going against what we feel is right, pressured by expectations and living in a way that feels inauthentic, therapy can be a space to explore what you really want from life and how to get there.
I'm Zoë (she/her) and I am a qualified relational and existential counsellor & psychotherapist. Navigating life in 2024 is hard. Dealing with the ongoing unrest in the world alongside our own personal battles can often feel like too much to carry. While therapy alone cannot change the world, it can be a place to share the load, to untangle yourself and make sense of who you are and where you’re going. Often we find ourselves going against what we feel is right, pressured by expectations and living in a way that feels inauthentic, therapy can be a space to explore what you really want from life and how to get there.
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Kayleigh Knight
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS35
At times we can experience tremendous challenges and it can be difficult to see a way forward. Counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to process and explore the things that are having an impact on your life and help you to navigate through any difficulties you may be facing with the professional support of somebody outside of your circle. Counselling can also create a time for you to get to know yourself better, reflect on personal experiences and provide you with tools to make changes which can have a positive impact.
At times we can experience tremendous challenges and it can be difficult to see a way forward. Counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to process and explore the things that are having an impact on your life and help you to navigate through any difficulties you may be facing with the professional support of somebody outside of your circle. Counselling can also create a time for you to get to know yourself better, reflect on personal experiences and provide you with tools to make changes which can have a positive impact.
0117 463 4566 View 0117 463 4566
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Samantha Shepherd Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS4
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor offering counselling to individuals in the Bristol area. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, low confidence/self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and domestic abuse. Through offering a safe, confidential space and building a trusting relationship, I will work with you to help you gain an understanding of yourself and how you experience life, allowing you to gain self awareness and clarity. Counselling gives you a chance to pause from the chaotic world, reflect and be heard, this may be a rare opportunity and can help gain insight and compassion for yourself.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor offering counselling to individuals in the Bristol area. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, low confidence/self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and domestic abuse. Through offering a safe, confidential space and building a trusting relationship, I will work with you to help you gain an understanding of yourself and how you experience life, allowing you to gain self awareness and clarity. Counselling gives you a chance to pause from the chaotic world, reflect and be heard, this may be a rare opportunity and can help gain insight and compassion for yourself.
0117 463 1123 View 0117 463 1123
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Sophie Elizabeth Finch
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I'm Sophie, and I'm a humanistic psychotherapist. This means that my approach to therapy is based on the idea that being true to yourself can help you lead a more fulfilling life. I will endeavour to create a space in which you can express yourself fully and authentically, in which you can be heard and seen; an authentic therapeutic relationship in which any thought or feeling can be expressed.
I'm Sophie, and I'm a humanistic psychotherapist. This means that my approach to therapy is based on the idea that being true to yourself can help you lead a more fulfilling life. I will endeavour to create a space in which you can express yourself fully and authentically, in which you can be heard and seen; an authentic therapeutic relationship in which any thought or feeling can be expressed.
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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:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
78% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% AXA PPP
60% Aviva
48% Bupa

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.

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.