Counselling in Bristol

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Soul Connection Counselling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bristol BS34
Hello and welcome, I'm Remona. It can be really hard choosing a Therapist when life feels so very difficult already, hopefully I can help you make up your mind. Are you feeling helpless, hopeless and disconnected from life?  Lonely, depressed or struggling with your relationships? Perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, stress or PTSD symptoms that impact you on a daily basis. Maybe you’re just feeling stuck in a rut and not sure where to go. Life can often feel messy, but no matter how big or how small your problem feels, we can work together to help you reach a more stable place.
Hello and welcome, I'm Remona. It can be really hard choosing a Therapist when life feels so very difficult already, hopefully I can help you make up your mind. Are you feeling helpless, hopeless and disconnected from life?  Lonely, depressed or struggling with your relationships? Perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, stress or PTSD symptoms that impact you on a daily basis. Maybe you’re just feeling stuck in a rut and not sure where to go. Life can often feel messy, but no matter how big or how small your problem feels, we can work together to help you reach a more stable place.
0117 325 2866 View 0117 325 2866
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Richard De Val
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bristol BS6
I typically work with professional & creative men, aged 30-45, who are struggling with cocaine, alcohol or gambling issues. Unfortunately, traditional addiction treatment has pretty poor outcomes. Many people are reluctant to seek professional help as they don't want to stop altogether straight away, nor do they want to pigeon holed into a 'one size fits all' programme that demands total abstinence. I also focus on helping men engage in therapy. Providing action-orientated, solution focused and flexible counselling & coaching for relationship problems, stress, burn out and substance misuse.
I typically work with professional & creative men, aged 30-45, who are struggling with cocaine, alcohol or gambling issues. Unfortunately, traditional addiction treatment has pretty poor outcomes. Many people are reluctant to seek professional help as they don't want to stop altogether straight away, nor do they want to pigeon holed into a 'one size fits all' programme that demands total abstinence. I also focus on helping men engage in therapy. Providing action-orientated, solution focused and flexible counselling & coaching for relationship problems, stress, burn out and substance misuse.
020 3835 4901 View 020 3835 4901
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Dr Meg Denne
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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
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Paul Richard Hapney
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
Bristol BS15  (Online Only)
I strive to work in flexible, client (and cost) friendly ways. Meeting on a weekly or less frequent basis, I offer short term counselling to people experiencing temporary emotional distress such as can be triggered by life upheaval and change, relationship problems, or losses of various kinds. I also work longer term with people suffering with chronic problems such as being affected by persistent stress, anxiety, or anger, recurrent bouts of depression, debilitating low self esteem, or repeated relationship problems.
I strive to work in flexible, client (and cost) friendly ways. Meeting on a weekly or less frequent basis, I offer short term counselling to people experiencing temporary emotional distress such as can be triggered by life upheaval and change, relationship problems, or losses of various kinds. I also work longer term with people suffering with chronic problems such as being affected by persistent stress, anxiety, or anger, recurrent bouts of depression, debilitating low self esteem, or repeated relationship problems.
0117 463 4680 View 0117 463 4680
Photo of Toby Gray, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Toby Gray
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
I am senior trainee in Core Process Psychotherapy with 20 years of working in mental health. We all have times in our life when we suffer. This takes many forms such as depression, anxiety, grief, negative patterns of behaviour or lack of meaning. At times we cannot see a way out and need help. Psychotherapy creates a safe and compassionate space to explore our experience. By listening and empathising at a deep level I allow you to fully engage with your difficulties, at a pace that is right for you. This is a collaborative journey that ultimately leads to more freedom and contentment.All you need to bring is curiosity and openness.
I am senior trainee in Core Process Psychotherapy with 20 years of working in mental health. We all have times in our life when we suffer. This takes many forms such as depression, anxiety, grief, negative patterns of behaviour or lack of meaning. At times we cannot see a way out and need help. Psychotherapy creates a safe and compassionate space to explore our experience. By listening and empathising at a deep level I allow you to fully engage with your difficulties, at a pace that is right for you. This is a collaborative journey that ultimately leads to more freedom and contentment.All you need to bring is curiosity and openness.
0117 463 7265 View 0117 463 7265
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Christian John Liberati
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bristol BS4
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
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Alex Ogando
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Bristol BS37
Are you supporting a young person aged 10-25 who is struggling to cope with academic stressors, life transitions, anxious thoughts, and big feelings? Do they feel misunderstood, helpless, and not sure how to move forwards? That sounds really tough for them, and you. They aren't alone in that experience, and you don’t need to try and figure it out alone either - this is where a therapist such as myself can be of help! I work extensively with young people/adults, providing a warm, supportive, and creative space, where difficult thoughts and feelings can be explored, expressed, understood, and moved through.
Are you supporting a young person aged 10-25 who is struggling to cope with academic stressors, life transitions, anxious thoughts, and big feelings? Do they feel misunderstood, helpless, and not sure how to move forwards? That sounds really tough for them, and you. They aren't alone in that experience, and you don’t need to try and figure it out alone either - this is where a therapist such as myself can be of help! I work extensively with young people/adults, providing a warm, supportive, and creative space, where difficult thoughts and feelings can be explored, expressed, understood, and moved through.
0117 463 7147 View 0117 463 7147
Photo of Dragonfly Counselling Cornwall, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Dragonfly Counselling Cornwall
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Bristol BS1
I am passionately committed to finding out what feels safe for each client, in order to offer a safe, therapeutic space, with empathy, warmth and unconditional positive regard. I work in a holistic way, bringing awareness to mind, body, emotions & soul (aka "true self", “authentic self”). I deeply believe that authentic, human relationships are a powerful tool towards positive change. I believe in the uniqueness of each human being and appreciate that "one size doesn't fit all". This is why my continuous commitment to training over the years has enriched my skills & knowledge and allows me to adjust my approach to client needs.
I am passionately committed to finding out what feels safe for each client, in order to offer a safe, therapeutic space, with empathy, warmth and unconditional positive regard. I work in a holistic way, bringing awareness to mind, body, emotions & soul (aka "true self", “authentic self”). I deeply believe that authentic, human relationships are a powerful tool towards positive change. I believe in the uniqueness of each human being and appreciate that "one size doesn't fit all". This is why my continuous commitment to training over the years has enriched my skills & knowledge and allows me to adjust my approach to client needs.
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Wild Wood Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bristol BS6
I offer support for the difficult, deeper feelings of children, teenagers, young adults, parents & infants and expectant parents. My aim is to provide a space where you feel safe to bring and explore what is bothering you and where you are heard and understood. When we are listened to from the heart and met with curiosity and compassion it is amazing what can change in our lives. We can begin to understand ourselves better, find self acceptance and our own wisdom This can help us feel more self loving and better able to navigate the ups and downs of life. I offer sessions in Nature and/or Indoors (see more info below).
I offer support for the difficult, deeper feelings of children, teenagers, young adults, parents & infants and expectant parents. My aim is to provide a space where you feel safe to bring and explore what is bothering you and where you are heard and understood. When we are listened to from the heart and met with curiosity and compassion it is amazing what can change in our lives. We can begin to understand ourselves better, find self acceptance and our own wisdom This can help us feel more self loving and better able to navigate the ups and downs of life. I offer sessions in Nature and/or Indoors (see more info below).
0117 463 3328 View 0117 463 3328
Photo of Antonia Macaro, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Antonia Macaro
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
My aim is to help you to live a rich and meaningful life. Through an in-depth, reflective, supportive dialogue, I help you to clarify what you value, disentangling what really matters from old or habitual beliefs; identify and address the patterns that hold you back from living in a way that fully expresses your values; and look at ways in which you can start moving towards that valued life. Do get in touch if you are going through a transition, feel you’re not quite being the person you’d like to be, are struggling with a decision, or simply feel you'd like to understand yourself better and live life more fully.
My aim is to help you to live a rich and meaningful life. Through an in-depth, reflective, supportive dialogue, I help you to clarify what you value, disentangling what really matters from old or habitual beliefs; identify and address the patterns that hold you back from living in a way that fully expresses your values; and look at ways in which you can start moving towards that valued life. Do get in touch if you are going through a transition, feel you’re not quite being the person you’d like to be, are struggling with a decision, or simply feel you'd like to understand yourself better and live life more fully.
0117 325 7097 View 0117 325 7097
Photo of Joanna Solazzo Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Joanna Solazzo Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Bristol BS5
Psychotherapy can meet our innate need to be heard and deeply understood. Together we can explore your sense of being in the world, process difficult emotions and recurring difficulties or questions. Working with safety and sensitivity we can also process early life experience, past trauma and complex relational dynamics. My holistic approach aims to work with the whole of a person - I work relationally and openly with you to build awareness of psyche, body, memory, energy. As you deepen your understanding of self, you may start to let go of old patterns, restore a sense of balance and begin to build foundations for growth.
Psychotherapy can meet our innate need to be heard and deeply understood. Together we can explore your sense of being in the world, process difficult emotions and recurring difficulties or questions. Working with safety and sensitivity we can also process early life experience, past trauma and complex relational dynamics. My holistic approach aims to work with the whole of a person - I work relationally and openly with you to build awareness of psyche, body, memory, energy. As you deepen your understanding of self, you may start to let go of old patterns, restore a sense of balance and begin to build foundations for growth.
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Cory Stewart
Counsellor, MBACP
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
Photo of Annah Fukesi Burge, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Annah Fukesi Burge
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Bristol BS34
Hi, I am Annah Burge and I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I can use different counselling approaches as it best suits you. I provide a warm, welcoming and a safe space where you can explore the issues that you are struggling with. On the other hand, I believe that you are the expert and you understand yourself better that anyone else. Therefore, you know what works for you. I allow you to lead the session in a more person-centred way. Having originated from Kenya, I appreciate diversity and inclusion of all human race. I know that change is possible and I am very compassionate about positive thinking and affirmations.
Hi, I am Annah Burge and I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I can use different counselling approaches as it best suits you. I provide a warm, welcoming and a safe space where you can explore the issues that you are struggling with. On the other hand, I believe that you are the expert and you understand yourself better that anyone else. Therefore, you know what works for you. I allow you to lead the session in a more person-centred way. Having originated from Kenya, I appreciate diversity and inclusion of all human race. I know that change is possible and I am very compassionate about positive thinking and affirmations.
0117 463 3979 View 0117 463 3979
Photo of Lucy Munn, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Lucy Munn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bristol BS8
Hi, I’m Lucy. My approach to sessions is to create a warm and welcoming environment, which is safe for you to talk through your thoughts and feelings. I welcome you without judgement and work with you on who you are and what you want to understand about yourself.
Hi, I’m Lucy. My approach to sessions is to create a warm and welcoming environment, which is safe for you to talk through your thoughts and feelings. I welcome you without judgement and work with you on who you are and what you want to understand about yourself.
0117 463 0034 View 0117 463 0034
Photo of Pablo Reina Martinez, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Pablo Reina Martinez
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
My aim is to help you explore any issues that interfere with your mental and emotional wellbeing. Together we will find the resources that enable you to live better. I am passionate in supporting people cope, heal and thrive. I provide an environment that fosters your self-reflection and growth. Fostering the alignment with your values. Counselling gives us that time and space we need to make sense of our experiences and to explore our identity. This clarifies our stressors and updates our strategies and resources.
My aim is to help you explore any issues that interfere with your mental and emotional wellbeing. Together we will find the resources that enable you to live better. I am passionate in supporting people cope, heal and thrive. I provide an environment that fosters your self-reflection and growth. Fostering the alignment with your values. Counselling gives us that time and space we need to make sense of our experiences and to explore our identity. This clarifies our stressors and updates our strategies and resources.
0117 463 5187 View 0117 463 5187
Photo of Becky Lewis, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Becky Lewis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Bristol BS8
Unexpected life events, such as as death of a loved one, divorce, end of a relationship, loss of employment and sexual/domestic abuse, can be overwhelming that we find ourselves reacting or behaving in uncharacteristic ways such as overcome with anxiety, depression, extreme anger or adopt unhelpful coping mechanisms such as dependence on alcohol or drugs. Therapy provides the opportunity to process such life changing events and examines our response/behaviour as we deal with these issues. It is an opportunity to be truly heard, and heal without fear of judgement, being diminished or shamed.
Unexpected life events, such as as death of a loved one, divorce, end of a relationship, loss of employment and sexual/domestic abuse, can be overwhelming that we find ourselves reacting or behaving in uncharacteristic ways such as overcome with anxiety, depression, extreme anger or adopt unhelpful coping mechanisms such as dependence on alcohol or drugs. Therapy provides the opportunity to process such life changing events and examines our response/behaviour as we deal with these issues. It is an opportunity to be truly heard, and heal without fear of judgement, being diminished or shamed.
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Photo of Sarah Jane Leonard, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Sarah Jane Leonard
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bristol BS3
Accredited member of the BACP: Face to face or video call. Over 16 years of experience. Relaxed and personable therapy where I Welcome you to my home or online where I offer a confidential, safe, professional, positive, supportive environment each session. I have been working in Counselling/psychotherapy for it’s my life’s passion. Let’s go back to your childhood and develop new skills to help you manage. I am down to earth and off a ray of understanding and guidance through difficult times. LGBTQ friendly.
Accredited member of the BACP: Face to face or video call. Over 16 years of experience. Relaxed and personable therapy where I Welcome you to my home or online where I offer a confidential, safe, professional, positive, supportive environment each session. I have been working in Counselling/psychotherapy for it’s my life’s passion. Let’s go back to your childhood and develop new skills to help you manage. I am down to earth and off a ray of understanding and guidance through difficult times. LGBTQ friendly.
0117 325 5728 View 0117 325 5728
Photo of Renata Konigsman, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Renata Konigsman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Bristol BS1
Waitlist for new clients
Hello & welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I mainly work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety issues and trauma/ PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I have been working in private practice since 2009 but also have experience of working as a psychotherapist for the NHS for 10 years. I’m here to help you work through things. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, worry, depression, past trauma and want to have a better quality of life, there are ways to achieve that. My aim is to help you with the symptoms you are experiencing, so you can function better, and feel calmer and happier.
Hello & welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I mainly work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety issues and trauma/ PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I have been working in private practice since 2009 but also have experience of working as a psychotherapist for the NHS for 10 years. I’m here to help you work through things. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, worry, depression, past trauma and want to have a better quality of life, there are ways to achieve that. My aim is to help you with the symptoms you are experiencing, so you can function better, and feel calmer and happier.
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Duncan E. Stafford
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bristol BS1
Welcome. During the 23 years I've been in therapy practice I've come think of my way of working with individuals or couples as creating a unique space that is facilitating for recovery or growth. I draw on a wide range of techniques and approaches to fulfil this way of working (including the use of CBT tools). Psychotherapy and counselling with me is a confidential and non-judgemental process. I won’t tell you what to do but we will talk about whatever you need to talk about and we will work on ways of developing a useful route through your issues, however difficult. (My practice is neurodiverse informed and kink friendly).
Welcome. During the 23 years I've been in therapy practice I've come think of my way of working with individuals or couples as creating a unique space that is facilitating for recovery or growth. I draw on a wide range of techniques and approaches to fulfil this way of working (including the use of CBT tools). Psychotherapy and counselling with me is a confidential and non-judgemental process. I won’t tell you what to do but we will talk about whatever you need to talk about and we will work on ways of developing a useful route through your issues, however difficult. (My practice is neurodiverse informed and kink friendly).
0117 325 3080 View 0117 325 3080
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The Rose May Practice - Sarah Davies
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS5  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in EMDR Trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS, NCYPT & EMDRIA register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including IFS (informed) as a member of the IFS Online Circle in an integrative approach.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in EMDR Trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS, NCYPT & EMDRIA register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including IFS (informed) as a member of the IFS Online Circle in an integrative approach.
0117 463 3666 View 0117 463 3666

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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
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% AXA PPP
60% Aviva
46% Vitality

How Counsellors in Bristol see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% 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.