Counselling in Bromley

Photo of Emilia Moore, Counsellor in Bromley, England
Emilia Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR2
I am a Bromley and Beckenham based qualified counsellor trained to help with anxiety, bereavement & loss, feelings of depression, low self-esteem/confidence building, couples, and children.
I am a Bromley and Beckenham based qualified counsellor trained to help with anxiety, bereavement & loss, feelings of depression, low self-esteem/confidence building, couples, and children.
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Talkthinkact Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1
My name is Sally Spigner and I am a BACP registered counsellor working from a relaxing office between Bromley and Grove Park. I am passionate about helping clients make changes in life, from teenagers with social anxiety, to executives suffering with burnout. If your life needs to change, and the change has to come now, come along and have a chat. Counselling can help when you have issues which you prefer not to talk about with family and friends, or indeed when they might be part of the problem. There is no need for you to face your problems alone.
My name is Sally Spigner and I am a BACP registered counsellor working from a relaxing office between Bromley and Grove Park. I am passionate about helping clients make changes in life, from teenagers with social anxiety, to executives suffering with burnout. If your life needs to change, and the change has to come now, come along and have a chat. Counselling can help when you have issues which you prefer not to talk about with family and friends, or indeed when they might be part of the problem. There is no need for you to face your problems alone.
07712 011180 View 07712 011180
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Dr Kate Chatters
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1  (Online Only)
I specialise in helping my clients with anxiety, work-stress, burnout and low mood. I have also supported many clients to overcome OCD. I see both adults and teens in my clinical practice. In therapy, I aim to create a warm, empathic supportive space. I have a wealth of experience helping clients through life’s storms and have helped many clients to move past points when life gets really difficult and on to richer and happier futures. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and am trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I specialise in helping my clients with anxiety, work-stress, burnout and low mood. I have also supported many clients to overcome OCD. I see both adults and teens in my clinical practice. In therapy, I aim to create a warm, empathic supportive space. I have a wealth of experience helping clients through life’s storms and have helped many clients to move past points when life gets really difficult and on to richer and happier futures. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and am trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
07428 991658 View 07428 991658
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Shelley Joanna Samuels
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR2
We all at some point in our lives, have issues that come along that we find difficult to manage - whether it be for example relationships, bereavement, finance, sexuality, anxiety, depression - sometimes we just need someone independent to talk to. As an accredited qualified integrative counsellor I like to build relationships with clients to enhance trust and allow them to explore their issues in a safe, non-judgemental, empathic way and using various theories and techniques to help build resilience, autonomy and coping strategies.
We all at some point in our lives, have issues that come along that we find difficult to manage - whether it be for example relationships, bereavement, finance, sexuality, anxiety, depression - sometimes we just need someone independent to talk to. As an accredited qualified integrative counsellor I like to build relationships with clients to enhance trust and allow them to explore their issues in a safe, non-judgemental, empathic way and using various theories and techniques to help build resilience, autonomy and coping strategies.
01689 663629 View 01689 663629
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Olivia Collins
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1  (Online Only)
Hello! I am an ethical vegan therapist, focusing on cultivating compassion for ourselves and others. In our western world, life’s many demands and stressors, along with the pressure we can put on ourselves, can have a real negative impact on us. We may not be so present, we may not spend enough time doing what we enjoy or with others, and many of us struggle with anxiety and low mood. My approach involves fostering self-compassion and utilising therapy to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, as well as identifying and addressing recurring patterns. Through this process, we can work towards a more fulfilling and harmonious life.
Hello! I am an ethical vegan therapist, focusing on cultivating compassion for ourselves and others. In our western world, life’s many demands and stressors, along with the pressure we can put on ourselves, can have a real negative impact on us. We may not be so present, we may not spend enough time doing what we enjoy or with others, and many of us struggle with anxiety and low mood. My approach involves fostering self-compassion and utilising therapy to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, as well as identifying and addressing recurring patterns. Through this process, we can work towards a more fulfilling and harmonious life.
020 3893 2584 View 020 3893 2584
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Charlotte Denton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bromley BR2
Hello. My name is Charlotte Denton and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor with a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. I am an accredited member of the BACP. I can offer short, long term or single sessions online nationally/internationally or in person in the Bromley area. I will be led by what is important to you and the goals you would like to achieve by coming to counselling. It's a collaborative process in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where we will find a greater understanding of yourself, which can assist you in making clearer decisions for your future.
Hello. My name is Charlotte Denton and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor with a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. I am an accredited member of the BACP. I can offer short, long term or single sessions online nationally/internationally or in person in the Bromley area. I will be led by what is important to you and the goals you would like to achieve by coming to counselling. It's a collaborative process in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where we will find a greater understanding of yourself, which can assist you in making clearer decisions for your future.
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Lucy Lee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1
A warm hello, I’m Lucy and I offer a safe and confidential space to talk and be heard without judgement. Perhaps you’ve never had the space in your day-to-day to process difficult events or relationships in your life or you are struggling day to day with anxiety or depression and can’t work through it alone? Do you have so many difficult thoughts you’re left confused and exhausted. I am here to offer you the space to work through things at your pace, together, enabling greater self-awareness, self-compassion and understanding of self.
A warm hello, I’m Lucy and I offer a safe and confidential space to talk and be heard without judgement. Perhaps you’ve never had the space in your day-to-day to process difficult events or relationships in your life or you are struggling day to day with anxiety or depression and can’t work through it alone? Do you have so many difficult thoughts you’re left confused and exhausted. I am here to offer you the space to work through things at your pace, together, enabling greater self-awareness, self-compassion and understanding of self.
020 4538 2901 View 020 4538 2901
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Kay McKenzie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR2
I provide a warm and supportive service to client's tailored to their individual requirements using Integrative techniques and my own intuitive approach. I work collaboratively with client's, helping to empower them and facilitating change and understanding as we deal with the issues which bring them to counselling. I strongly believe in the benefits of the therapeutic relationship formed between us and its ability to identify and challenge long held belief systems that may no longer be appropriate, unlearning unhelpful patterns and beliefs while replacing them with healthier and more appropriate versions.
I provide a warm and supportive service to client's tailored to their individual requirements using Integrative techniques and my own intuitive approach. I work collaboratively with client's, helping to empower them and facilitating change and understanding as we deal with the issues which bring them to counselling. I strongly believe in the benefits of the therapeutic relationship formed between us and its ability to identify and challenge long held belief systems that may no longer be appropriate, unlearning unhelpful patterns and beliefs while replacing them with healthier and more appropriate versions.
020 4538 4467 View 020 4538 4467
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B I B Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome to my profile page. I am a qualified Therapist offering an on-line service via zoom for adults and young people. I can offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore your concerns, with me.
Hello and Welcome to my profile page. I am a qualified Therapist offering an on-line service via zoom for adults and young people. I can offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore your concerns, with me.
020 3835 6401 View 020 3835 6401
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Caroline Jackson Couples & Individual Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR2
Reaching out for help takes so much guts. I offer a safe space for you to say how things REALLY are, as well as looking at how you would like them to be. Being able to share what is going on with someone who knows how to respond can be such a relief. It's important to find a counsellor whom you can trust and who will understand you. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor. This means I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches depending on my client's needs. I offer a safe and confidential space which is private and discreet, just outside Bromley, in KESTON VILLAGE. Make yourself a priority!
Reaching out for help takes so much guts. I offer a safe space for you to say how things REALLY are, as well as looking at how you would like them to be. Being able to share what is going on with someone who knows how to respond can be such a relief. It's important to find a counsellor whom you can trust and who will understand you. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor. This means I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches depending on my client's needs. I offer a safe and confidential space which is private and discreet, just outside Bromley, in KESTON VILLAGE. Make yourself a priority!
020 8176 6804 View 020 8176 6804
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Valerie Bradford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR2  (Online Only)
If you’re struggling with your mental health, it can feel like you’ve lost sight of the person you once were, or the person you’d like to be. You might feel isolated and unable to connect with friends and loved ones or you may have ceased to enjoy the things you once took pleasure in. I understand how difficult the decision to reach out for support can be, but many people find that telling their story to someone who will listen without judgement is incredibly beneficial. Whatever challenges you are facing, there is always a possibility for renewal.
If you’re struggling with your mental health, it can feel like you’ve lost sight of the person you once were, or the person you’d like to be. You might feel isolated and unable to connect with friends and loved ones or you may have ceased to enjoy the things you once took pleasure in. I understand how difficult the decision to reach out for support can be, but many people find that telling their story to someone who will listen without judgement is incredibly beneficial. Whatever challenges you are facing, there is always a possibility for renewal.
01689 661672 View 01689 661672
Photo of Daniele Grainger, Counsellor in Bromley, England
Daniele Grainger
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bromley BR1
Do you have a feel anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem / low self confidence or a general feeling that things aren't right? Do you repeat the same behaviour/relationship patterns despite wanting to change? Do you feel stuck, or have difficulty letting go of negative thoughts? Counselling is a unique opportunity to understand how your experiences of the world impact on your life and relationships. If are looking to work through issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, setting healthy boundaries, co-dependency or narcissistic abuse, to improve self-esteem and feel connected to yourself and others, I can help.
Do you have a feel anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem / low self confidence or a general feeling that things aren't right? Do you repeat the same behaviour/relationship patterns despite wanting to change? Do you feel stuck, or have difficulty letting go of negative thoughts? Counselling is a unique opportunity to understand how your experiences of the world impact on your life and relationships. If are looking to work through issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, setting healthy boundaries, co-dependency or narcissistic abuse, to improve self-esteem and feel connected to yourself and others, I can help.
07793 551014 View 07793 551014
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Mariam Nouruzi Shadanlou
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1
Hi, I am Mariam, a senior psychotherapist, supervisor and clinical Hypnotherapist, in my experience clients come to therapy because they are either overwhelmed due to recent events in their lives or have been carrying unresolved conscious or unconscious ordeals or traumas. The goal of therapy should always include self-knowledge and self-healing. coming closer to self will help us to come closer to others. As part of this, it is important for all of us to have empathy towards ourselves. So the ultimate goal of therapy should be to gain self-love.
Hi, I am Mariam, a senior psychotherapist, supervisor and clinical Hypnotherapist, in my experience clients come to therapy because they are either overwhelmed due to recent events in their lives or have been carrying unresolved conscious or unconscious ordeals or traumas. The goal of therapy should always include self-knowledge and self-healing. coming closer to self will help us to come closer to others. As part of this, it is important for all of us to have empathy towards ourselves. So the ultimate goal of therapy should be to gain self-love.
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Liz Kent
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1  (Online Only)
Would you like to make meaningful changes? Are you seeking to understand the choices you make? Do you find yourself repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour or feel stuck in your relationships or in your working life? Life can be painful. Day to day living can feel dull, uncreative and disconnected. Maybe you are experiencing feelings of loneliness and anxiety or feeling overwhelmed and out of balance emotionally?
Would you like to make meaningful changes? Are you seeking to understand the choices you make? Do you find yourself repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour or feel stuck in your relationships or in your working life? Life can be painful. Day to day living can feel dull, uncreative and disconnected. Maybe you are experiencing feelings of loneliness and anxiety or feeling overwhelmed and out of balance emotionally?
01689 667431 View 01689 667431
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Simone Sheikh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR2  (Online Only)
People usually seek therapy because they have reached a crisis point in their life and are struggling to cope alone. This can lead to feeling stuck or creating unhelpful behaviour patterns to cope which present them from living life to their full potential. We often feel confused, anxious, depressed, emotionally numb or trapped in our past without clear goals in life or clear identity. I can offer you a safe space to explore better internal understanding which promotes self awareness, personal growth and inner peace which enables you to feel full of hope and clarity to achieve personal success.
People usually seek therapy because they have reached a crisis point in their life and are struggling to cope alone. This can lead to feeling stuck or creating unhelpful behaviour patterns to cope which present them from living life to their full potential. We often feel confused, anxious, depressed, emotionally numb or trapped in our past without clear goals in life or clear identity. I can offer you a safe space to explore better internal understanding which promotes self awareness, personal growth and inner peace which enables you to feel full of hope and clarity to achieve personal success.
07480 533783 View 07480 533783
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Matt Donovan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1
I specialise in working with people who are experiencing a loss of meaning in their lives and may be questioning their own sense of direction and identity; often characterised by such beliefs as 'I don't recognise myself anymore' or 'I don't like the person I've become'. Likewise I have a great deal of experience working with people who have come to question their ability to cope, persevere or succeed; often expressed as deep feelings of hopelessness or helplessness and beliefs such as 'I'm know deep down I'm not good enough’ or 'there's just no way I can get through this'
I specialise in working with people who are experiencing a loss of meaning in their lives and may be questioning their own sense of direction and identity; often characterised by such beliefs as 'I don't recognise myself anymore' or 'I don't like the person I've become'. Likewise I have a great deal of experience working with people who have come to question their ability to cope, persevere or succeed; often expressed as deep feelings of hopelessness or helplessness and beliefs such as 'I'm know deep down I'm not good enough’ or 'there's just no way I can get through this'
07723 429542 View 07723 429542
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Daniel Sherman Psychotherapeutic Counsellor MACCPH
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1
Hi, welcome and thanks for stopping by. Times are tough for so many people right now, and what with all the challenges we're all facing, occasionally everyone needs a little help and support! And actually, thats ok. Sometimes it can feel so difficult to reach out for help! But honestly, it takes more courage to ask for support than not to! And that's where I come in. I'm an Individual Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who can help adults dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, self harm, suicidal thoughts, sexuality concerns, grief/loss as well as relationship difficulties, addiction struggles and many other issues.
Hi, welcome and thanks for stopping by. Times are tough for so many people right now, and what with all the challenges we're all facing, occasionally everyone needs a little help and support! And actually, thats ok. Sometimes it can feel so difficult to reach out for help! But honestly, it takes more courage to ask for support than not to! And that's where I come in. I'm an Individual Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who can help adults dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, self harm, suicidal thoughts, sexuality concerns, grief/loss as well as relationship difficulties, addiction struggles and many other issues.
020 3835 6016 View 020 3835 6016
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Chris Murrell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1
Please visit my website for full information infulistic.com I’m an Integrative Counsellor & Coach, AKA Personal Consultant. Who’s known for a deep level of compassion and loves uniqueness. Everyone is unique and brings something different but equally interesting to the world. I like to offer my service in not only helping you to overcome challenges but with discovery and an ability to use what’s discovered for helping you look into the future and changing things up within a structured approach.
Please visit my website for full information infulistic.com I’m an Integrative Counsellor & Coach, AKA Personal Consultant. Who’s known for a deep level of compassion and loves uniqueness. Everyone is unique and brings something different but equally interesting to the world. I like to offer my service in not only helping you to overcome challenges but with discovery and an ability to use what’s discovered for helping you look into the future and changing things up within a structured approach.
07866 973610 View 07866 973610
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Louise Elizabeth Ralph
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1
Hi, I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist working from a comfortable therapeutic space in Bickley. I work with a variety of clients from children, adults and couples, providing a service of supporting their mental health needs. I cover a wide range of mental health issues including depression and anxiety, complex mental health disorders, personality disorders, relationship and family issues, illness, death and bereavement, health issues and all types of worries, concerns and stresses effecting every day life and quality of life.
Hi, I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist working from a comfortable therapeutic space in Bickley. I work with a variety of clients from children, adults and couples, providing a service of supporting their mental health needs. I cover a wide range of mental health issues including depression and anxiety, complex mental health disorders, personality disorders, relationship and family issues, illness, death and bereavement, health issues and all types of worries, concerns and stresses effecting every day life and quality of life.
07723 560197 View 07723 560197
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Dr Divya Patel
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bromley BR1  (Online Only)
Are you suffering in silence, feeling stuck or unhappy? Struggling with unhealthy patterns that are problematic or having issues with past traumatic events? We all know life can be challenging and often complicated at times. Perhaps you’d like the space to think about you, a chance to heal old or new wounds? I can help by providing a supportive space to explore this with you. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with HCPC, with 10 years of experience working with individuals experiencing a range of mental health difficulties in both the NHS (inpatient and outpatient services), school setting and charity sectors.
Are you suffering in silence, feeling stuck or unhappy? Struggling with unhealthy patterns that are problematic or having issues with past traumatic events? We all know life can be challenging and often complicated at times. Perhaps you’d like the space to think about you, a chance to heal old or new wounds? I can help by providing a supportive space to explore this with you. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with HCPC, with 10 years of experience working with individuals experiencing a range of mental health difficulties in both the NHS (inpatient and outpatient services), school setting and charity sectors.
01689 663156 View 01689 663156

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bromley

100+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Bromley who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Self Esteem
84% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
67% Bereavement
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
62% Vitality

How Counsellors in Bromley see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bromley?

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.