Counselling in Burnley

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Amy Louise Whittle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
Hello and Welcome! I’m a person centred counsellor based in Burnley and working with clients in East Lancashire & West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. I offer a safe, confidential, supportive and understanding environment for you to talk and explore your experiences, feelings and needs, enabling growth and change to happen. I have worked for many years with autistic children, adults and their families, this is an area I continue to be passionate about. Thank you for visiting and please get in touch if you need anything!
Hello and Welcome! I’m a person centred counsellor based in Burnley and working with clients in East Lancashire & West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. I offer a safe, confidential, supportive and understanding environment for you to talk and explore your experiences, feelings and needs, enabling growth and change to happen. I have worked for many years with autistic children, adults and their families, this is an area I continue to be passionate about. Thank you for visiting and please get in touch if you need anything!
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Sam Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
Hello! My name is Sam. I am a Counsellor delivering one to one and couples counselling sessions from rooms in Burnley and Blackburn. I am able to offer you choice and flexibility when choosing counselling sessions. By reading my profile you have taken the first step in focusing on what you need. The next step is finding a safe confidential space to talk and share, I offer this opportunity where you can bring your worries, experiences and challenges and be heard. What is going on for you? what would you like to achieve? I will be with you when you are finding your goals and when you take the step in identifying how to reach them.
Hello! My name is Sam. I am a Counsellor delivering one to one and couples counselling sessions from rooms in Burnley and Blackburn. I am able to offer you choice and flexibility when choosing counselling sessions. By reading my profile you have taken the first step in focusing on what you need. The next step is finding a safe confidential space to talk and share, I offer this opportunity where you can bring your worries, experiences and challenges and be heard. What is going on for you? what would you like to achieve? I will be with you when you are finding your goals and when you take the step in identifying how to reach them.
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Amanda Waterworth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
Hello, my name is Amanda. By reading my profile you have take the first step towards becoming more self aware and achieving a greater sense of inner peace. I have over 25 years' experience as a dual nurse, an RGN and a RMN and I also have a degree in health studies. I gained my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2020. My counselling room provides a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your own thoughts and feelings. I understand that at times life can be difficult and our sessions can help you overcome problems. I am a Accredited Supervisor. I am also a EMDR Practitioner.
Hello, my name is Amanda. By reading my profile you have take the first step towards becoming more self aware and achieving a greater sense of inner peace. I have over 25 years' experience as a dual nurse, an RGN and a RMN and I also have a degree in health studies. I gained my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2020. My counselling room provides a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your own thoughts and feelings. I understand that at times life can be difficult and our sessions can help you overcome problems. I am a Accredited Supervisor. I am also a EMDR Practitioner.
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Dr Kimberley Keegan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
Life, and our lived experience of it, is complex. Often times we choose not to look into this complexity for fear of being overwhelmed by unwanted truths and emotions. This approach may work for some of us for a while, however for most - life will confront us with pain that is difficult to ignore. The avoidance of this pain or reality is what leads to mental health symptoms and prolonged distress. However, life does not need to be so difficult. If you would like to make sense of your life and unique lived experienced in order to lead a more fulfilled existence, please get in touch.
Life, and our lived experience of it, is complex. Often times we choose not to look into this complexity for fear of being overwhelmed by unwanted truths and emotions. This approach may work for some of us for a while, however for most - life will confront us with pain that is difficult to ignore. The avoidance of this pain or reality is what leads to mental health symptoms and prolonged distress. However, life does not need to be so difficult. If you would like to make sense of your life and unique lived experienced in order to lead a more fulfilled existence, please get in touch.
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Rise Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
I work with various issues, such as anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. The clients I work with are searching for a safe space to explore their emotions, gain clarity on their thoughts, and develop coping strategies. They want to feel understood and validated and seek guidance to navigate life's complexities. Ultimately, they aspire to personal growth, healing, and a sense of fulfilment. Additionally, I am dedicated to researching and implementing neurodiverse affirming practices, ensuring inclusivity and understanding for all clients. They turn to counselling as a pathway towards self-discovery and positive change.
I work with various issues, such as anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. The clients I work with are searching for a safe space to explore their emotions, gain clarity on their thoughts, and develop coping strategies. They want to feel understood and validated and seek guidance to navigate life's complexities. Ultimately, they aspire to personal growth, healing, and a sense of fulfilment. Additionally, I am dedicated to researching and implementing neurodiverse affirming practices, ensuring inclusivity and understanding for all clients. They turn to counselling as a pathway towards self-discovery and positive change.
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Mohammed Yassar Ali
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2001 and have worked within the private, public and voluntary sectors. I trained as a Counsellor in 2000 at St John's University in York and completed my Masters at the University of Manchester in Counselling Studies thereafter progressing on to the Professional Doctoral Program in Counselling Studies. Alongside my counselling experience I have many other additional qualifications and certificates of competence in a range of areas and I aim to help my clients with a competent, compassionate and empathic approach.
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2001 and have worked within the private, public and voluntary sectors. I trained as a Counsellor in 2000 at St John's University in York and completed my Masters at the University of Manchester in Counselling Studies thereafter progressing on to the Professional Doctoral Program in Counselling Studies. Alongside my counselling experience I have many other additional qualifications and certificates of competence in a range of areas and I aim to help my clients with a competent, compassionate and empathic approach.
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Rizwan Rehman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
Welcome,     I'm Rizwan. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist here to help you.   I believe the path to positive change is easier when you have the right support in place. That’s why I take a person-centred approach to therapy, where your voice and concerns are the focus of the therapy. This may seem obvious at first look, but it means that the support you receive will be tailored for your needs. It also means is that your life will be at the forefront of all our conversations, because when you have someone working with you, making sure your voice is heard and your needs are met, life is much is easier to live.
Welcome,     I'm Rizwan. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist here to help you.   I believe the path to positive change is easier when you have the right support in place. That’s why I take a person-centred approach to therapy, where your voice and concerns are the focus of the therapy. This may seem obvious at first look, but it means that the support you receive will be tailored for your needs. It also means is that your life will be at the forefront of all our conversations, because when you have someone working with you, making sure your voice is heard and your needs are met, life is much is easier to live.
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Linsey Bailey-Rowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB11  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a special interest in working with those who have a late diagnosis of Autism &/or ADHD. I offer a trauma informed exploratory & non judgemental approach which supports the development of emotional regulation, wellbeing, self compassion & self worth. I offer a compassionate therapeutic space that provides you with the opportunity to explore your identity, personal difficulties, build self awareness, or begin the healing journey from trauma. I am passionate about supporting those within the LGBTQIA+ & disabled community.
I have a special interest in working with those who have a late diagnosis of Autism &/or ADHD. I offer a trauma informed exploratory & non judgemental approach which supports the development of emotional regulation, wellbeing, self compassion & self worth. I offer a compassionate therapeutic space that provides you with the opportunity to explore your identity, personal difficulties, build self awareness, or begin the healing journey from trauma. I am passionate about supporting those within the LGBTQIA+ & disabled community.
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The Growth Room
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
I have 25 years experience of working with various groups of people of all ages within various settings such as schools, colleges, hospitals and Women's refuges. I work with in an Integrative Model which means I can tailor your therapy to suit your needs. I am able to move at a pace with which you feel comfortable allowing you the time and space you may need to give you a better understanding of what is happening for you.
I have 25 years experience of working with various groups of people of all ages within various settings such as schools, colleges, hospitals and Women's refuges. I work with in an Integrative Model which means I can tailor your therapy to suit your needs. I am able to move at a pace with which you feel comfortable allowing you the time and space you may need to give you a better understanding of what is happening for you.
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The Counselling Co-Op
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
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Burnley Counselling Services
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Burnley BB11
There is so much focus these days on "What's wrong with you" using terms such as 'depression', 'anxiety', 'disorder', rather than talking about "What happened to you?" Your mental health is much more than just a label or a diagnosis and therapy offers so much more than just talking. It can give you new understanding, new insights, a different perspective, clarity about a problem and the way forward. It can teach you skills to live your life better, teach you more healthy coping strategies or simply give you the space and time for self reflection and a place to find peace of mind.
There is so much focus these days on "What's wrong with you" using terms such as 'depression', 'anxiety', 'disorder', rather than talking about "What happened to you?" Your mental health is much more than just a label or a diagnosis and therapy offers so much more than just talking. It can give you new understanding, new insights, a different perspective, clarity about a problem and the way forward. It can teach you skills to live your life better, teach you more healthy coping strategies or simply give you the space and time for self reflection and a place to find peace of mind.
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Peace and Serenity person centred Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
I specialize in many different areas. Addiction, domestic abuse, depression and many more. Never be nervous I'm very open-minded I have experienced many issues in my life so through personnel experience I decided to take this direction and to become a counsellor. I'm empathic, transparent none judgemental and very understanding, If you need to find your strength, or it is a rehaul of your life Im here to listen and to guide you if this is what you want and need. If its just a listener you need I'm also here to listen to you. Im looking forward to hearing from you soon. Lets talk.
I specialize in many different areas. Addiction, domestic abuse, depression and many more. Never be nervous I'm very open-minded I have experienced many issues in my life so through personnel experience I decided to take this direction and to become a counsellor. I'm empathic, transparent none judgemental and very understanding, If you need to find your strength, or it is a rehaul of your life Im here to listen and to guide you if this is what you want and need. If its just a listener you need I'm also here to listen to you. Im looking forward to hearing from you soon. Lets talk.
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kbg counselling services
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Burnley BB11
Are you a member of the LGBTQ community looking for therapy? I have worked at both the LGBT Foundation and also in private practice, some issues clients have come to me with include self-identity, I understand the different pronouns, terminology and subsections that people associate with. Worries and fears of coming out to family and friends, social stigma and also negotiating diverse relationships. Working together I can support you to build your self-worth, confidence and to become your true self. I also support straight couples with communication, conflict and worries about relationship breakdown.
Are you a member of the LGBTQ community looking for therapy? I have worked at both the LGBT Foundation and also in private practice, some issues clients have come to me with include self-identity, I understand the different pronouns, terminology and subsections that people associate with. Worries and fears of coming out to family and friends, social stigma and also negotiating diverse relationships. Working together I can support you to build your self-worth, confidence and to become your true self. I also support straight couples with communication, conflict and worries about relationship breakdown.
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Dr Sue Price
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Burnley BB11
Perhaps you feel alienated from yourself, not being true to who you really are. It may be you're anxious or downtrodden. I believe in providing a space for you to express whatever is going on for you. I have 20 years experience of being a therapist and have encountered a wide variety of issues and problems. I have worked in primary care as well as seeing private clients. I have extensive experience with employee assistance programs (EAP).
Perhaps you feel alienated from yourself, not being true to who you really are. It may be you're anxious or downtrodden. I believe in providing a space for you to express whatever is going on for you. I have 20 years experience of being a therapist and have encountered a wide variety of issues and problems. I have worked in primary care as well as seeing private clients. I have extensive experience with employee assistance programs (EAP).
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Chrystal-Blue Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB11
Hi, I’m Aisha! Before I tell you a bit about me, I would just like to acknowledge the important step you have taken to find a counsellor. I’m aware it can be an anxious and daunting experience, that’s why it’s important to find the right counsellor for you. You may be going through a difficult time in your relationship, work life or struggling to explore your emotions; it’s important to explore what is going on for you. In order for us to grow, it’s important for us to express our emotions. And to feel validated for our emotions. Whether that’s to cry, laugh, scream or just sit in silence.
Hi, I’m Aisha! Before I tell you a bit about me, I would just like to acknowledge the important step you have taken to find a counsellor. I’m aware it can be an anxious and daunting experience, that’s why it’s important to find the right counsellor for you. You may be going through a difficult time in your relationship, work life or struggling to explore your emotions; it’s important to explore what is going on for you. In order for us to grow, it’s important for us to express our emotions. And to feel validated for our emotions. Whether that’s to cry, laugh, scream or just sit in silence.
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Sandra Holden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
I am a professional qualified counsellor and I have a lovely little private practice where we can connect. I offer counselling in a friendly yet professional environment working with individuals who may just want to feel better or have a specific goal in mind. I appreciate it that it takes courage to make the first step and reach out for support, find someone you can trust and connect with. I invite you to get in touch for a no obligation 30 minute chat to see how we could work together. I am open to questions and I will do all I can to put you at ease.
I am a professional qualified counsellor and I have a lovely little private practice where we can connect. I offer counselling in a friendly yet professional environment working with individuals who may just want to feel better or have a specific goal in mind. I appreciate it that it takes courage to make the first step and reach out for support, find someone you can trust and connect with. I invite you to get in touch for a no obligation 30 minute chat to see how we could work together. I am open to questions and I will do all I can to put you at ease.
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Ribble Valley Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist offering high quality therapy to clients with complex needs. I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues and breakdown, PTSD, isolation, attachment issues, child hood trauma and self harm. My specialism has focussed on supporting clients who also battle addiction and I also have specific training on supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. I value myself as a therapist who can tailor my therapy to meet the needs of my clients and integrates many psychological schools to do this.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist offering high quality therapy to clients with complex needs. I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues and breakdown, PTSD, isolation, attachment issues, child hood trauma and self harm. My specialism has focussed on supporting clients who also battle addiction and I also have specific training on supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. I value myself as a therapist who can tailor my therapy to meet the needs of my clients and integrates many psychological schools to do this.
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Lucy Marie Fenwick
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
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Cherie Deakin Psychotherapy Supervisor
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
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Colette Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
People are often unsure if counselling is for them. My opinion is if something is causing you worry, anxiety or you are not sure what to do, or have depressing, counselling can help. By talking through your issues you gain new perspectives. Some people find coming for their first counselling session really difficult, because they don't know what to expect. The first session is about you meeting the counsellor and discussing what is troubling you. First sessions are longer than normal at Colette Counselling, this give us plenty of time to talk about the therapy process and your issues and how therapy can be of help to you.
People are often unsure if counselling is for them. My opinion is if something is causing you worry, anxiety or you are not sure what to do, or have depressing, counselling can help. By talking through your issues you gain new perspectives. Some people find coming for their first counselling session really difficult, because they don't know what to expect. The first session is about you meeting the counsellor and discussing what is troubling you. First sessions are longer than normal at Colette Counselling, this give us plenty of time to talk about the therapy process and your issues and how therapy can be of help to you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Burnley

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Burnley who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
89% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
82% Bereavement
82% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
40% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
40% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Burnley see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
24% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Burnley?

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.