Counselling in Canterbury

Photo of Johnnie Taylor BA(Hons) RMN PgDipCouns MSc , Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Johnnie Taylor BA(Hons) RMN PgDipCouns MSc
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Are you living with the symptoms of emotional ‘trauma’, distressing memories and emotional triggers? Is this making life, work and relationships more difficult? Perhaps you experience flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, panic, phobias, anger? We can use Internal Family Systems' therapy with EMDR therapy to compassionately engage with your self. IFS is an amazing modern therapy that reveals that your 'problems' are actually your nervous system trying to help you. We can befriend your troubled 'parts' and use EMDR to process burdens from the past. We can connect compassionately to your inner child.
Are you living with the symptoms of emotional ‘trauma’, distressing memories and emotional triggers? Is this making life, work and relationships more difficult? Perhaps you experience flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, panic, phobias, anger? We can use Internal Family Systems' therapy with EMDR therapy to compassionately engage with your self. IFS is an amazing modern therapy that reveals that your 'problems' are actually your nervous system trying to help you. We can befriend your troubled 'parts' and use EMDR to process burdens from the past. We can connect compassionately to your inner child.
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Photo of Lyndsay Stamp, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Lyndsay Stamp
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Not accepting new clients
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR trained. I have over 14 years’ experience working as a psychotherapist in NHS settings (Primary & Secondary Care) and from treating of a wide range of anxiety and depression related problems. I lecture in CBT and supervise CBT trainees at Canterbury Christ Church University.
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR trained. I have over 14 years’ experience working as a psychotherapist in NHS settings (Primary & Secondary Care) and from treating of a wide range of anxiety and depression related problems. I lecture in CBT and supervise CBT trainees at Canterbury Christ Church University.
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Aurora Therapy Centre
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
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Teresa King
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Canterbury CT4
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
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Hillary Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Canterbury CT2  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
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Kevin Power
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT4
Psycho-dynamically and group-analytically trained, I believe that a good deal of trauma, depression and anxiety originate in childhood experience, often unacknowledged by others if not by the distressed person. This includes separation, loss and bereavement, sexual and physical abuse. These experiences need exploration alongside a trained practitioner. In a confidential therapy group, which is for sitting down and talking, each member of up to 8, takes part by talking, listening, feeling and responding, building trust, with a boundary observed of no social contact beyond group sessions. We use only first names.
Psycho-dynamically and group-analytically trained, I believe that a good deal of trauma, depression and anxiety originate in childhood experience, often unacknowledged by others if not by the distressed person. This includes separation, loss and bereavement, sexual and physical abuse. These experiences need exploration alongside a trained practitioner. In a confidential therapy group, which is for sitting down and talking, each member of up to 8, takes part by talking, listening, feeling and responding, building trust, with a boundary observed of no social contact beyond group sessions. We use only first names.
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Jon Sutton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT4
Are you finding every day tough to get through, feel trapped, overwhelmed or hopeless; feel you’ve lost your sense of self and confidence? Do you want someone to listen to you and feel able to say out loud what’s going on without feeling awkward or judged? My clients say I'm empathic and calming and allow them to make sense of everything, safely at their own pace. I'm qualified to work integratively which enables me to work in a way that suits you best. Experience includes 20 years with a leading UK emergency service and volunteering for a community counselling service. Introduction session free .
Are you finding every day tough to get through, feel trapped, overwhelmed or hopeless; feel you’ve lost your sense of self and confidence? Do you want someone to listen to you and feel able to say out loud what’s going on without feeling awkward or judged? My clients say I'm empathic and calming and allow them to make sense of everything, safely at their own pace. I'm qualified to work integratively which enables me to work in a way that suits you best. Experience includes 20 years with a leading UK emergency service and volunteering for a community counselling service. Introduction session free .
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Photo of Christopher G Kidd, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Christopher G Kidd
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Canterbury CT2
You come to me because you desire impactive integrative, directive counselling and psychotherapy with aspects of personal coaching and mentoring. My approach is predominately analytical, seeking to identify and treat the causes of symptoms, both conscious and unconscious. Such insights reduce repeated patterns of thinking and behaviours that cause depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. With a background in philosophy and linguistics we use a socratic but person-centred approach which establishes what you want to achieve before agreeing a bespoke plan for treatment. Focus upon ASD/ADHD, narcissism and trauma.
You come to me because you desire impactive integrative, directive counselling and psychotherapy with aspects of personal coaching and mentoring. My approach is predominately analytical, seeking to identify and treat the causes of symptoms, both conscious and unconscious. Such insights reduce repeated patterns of thinking and behaviours that cause depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. With a background in philosophy and linguistics we use a socratic but person-centred approach which establishes what you want to achieve before agreeing a bespoke plan for treatment. Focus upon ASD/ADHD, narcissism and trauma.
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The Canterbury Hope Foundation
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Canterbury CT2
Psychoanalytical Psychoanalysis and Integrative Counselling: "The speed and accuracy by which Chris was able to work out our personalities and provide genuinely useful insight was, quite frankly, incredible.  This insight, hard as it was to digest, proved to be so profound to me that I was finally able to unpick what had being going on in my relationship.  His ability to sum up the relationship in one stark metaphor was a watershed moment for me.  Through his insight and continued support I have managed to start to discover myself again and to regain my confidence which had been systematically dismantled."  Mr. M, 2019, Canterbury.
Psychoanalytical Psychoanalysis and Integrative Counselling: "The speed and accuracy by which Chris was able to work out our personalities and provide genuinely useful insight was, quite frankly, incredible.  This insight, hard as it was to digest, proved to be so profound to me that I was finally able to unpick what had being going on in my relationship.  His ability to sum up the relationship in one stark metaphor was a watershed moment for me.  Through his insight and continued support I have managed to start to discover myself again and to regain my confidence which had been systematically dismantled."  Mr. M, 2019, Canterbury.
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Amanda Jane Carpenter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Canterbury CT4
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
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Photo of Sarah London, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Sarah London
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Canterbury CT4
Need a breath of fresh air? Change of scenery? Anxieties and problems have weighed heavy recently and it's been very easy for things to feel like they are getting on top of us, or maybe you've been meaning to get some support for a while and now is the time to move forward and feel better. Over the years I have supported all kinds of people with a wide variety of things they find difficult and we can decide together if I am the right person and this is the right thing for you. I offer a flexible approach to counselling and counselling supervision working outdoors, walking, sitting, with my dog or yours, or both, and online.
Need a breath of fresh air? Change of scenery? Anxieties and problems have weighed heavy recently and it's been very easy for things to feel like they are getting on top of us, or maybe you've been meaning to get some support for a while and now is the time to move forward and feel better. Over the years I have supported all kinds of people with a wide variety of things they find difficult and we can decide together if I am the right person and this is the right thing for you. I offer a flexible approach to counselling and counselling supervision working outdoors, walking, sitting, with my dog or yours, or both, and online.
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Lisa McCafferty
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
I am an experienced, approachable Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. For over 17 years, I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in my own private practice. My approach is flexible and creative, integrating Psychoanalytic knowledge of child development with therapeutic skill to make sense of a young person’s troubled thoughts or feelings. I am passionate about offering high quality and age appropriate therapeutic interventions that are tailored to the individual child or adolescent.
I am an experienced, approachable Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. For over 17 years, I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in my own private practice. My approach is flexible and creative, integrating Psychoanalytic knowledge of child development with therapeutic skill to make sense of a young person’s troubled thoughts or feelings. I am passionate about offering high quality and age appropriate therapeutic interventions that are tailored to the individual child or adolescent.
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Photo of Chris Zacharia, Psychologist in Canterbury, England
Chris Zacharia
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Canterbury CT2
Dr Zacharia is a specialist in the following areas: . Dyslexia & Specific Learning Difficulties . Emotional underpinnings of Learning Difficulties . Anxiety . Stress, Work Issues. Depression . Low confidence . Low Self-esteem . Grief & Loss
Dr Zacharia is a specialist in the following areas: . Dyslexia & Specific Learning Difficulties . Emotional underpinnings of Learning Difficulties . Anxiety . Stress, Work Issues. Depression . Low confidence . Low Self-esteem . Grief & Loss
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Photo of Rosemarie Savage, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Rosemarie Savage
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Are you struggling to cope with a bereavement (or need one off support to cope with a funeral), finding it difficult to overcome stress and anxiety, living with trauma's you have experienced or are experiencing? Are you not getting a good night's sleep; feeling that others do not see or hear you; have low self-esteem/confidence? Are your feelings impacting on your physical health? Are you wondering why you feel you are overreacting to minor issues and looking for a reason why this is happening to you? I want to help you navigate your way through these struggles and to transform your life, not just to cope, but to thrive. ​
Are you struggling to cope with a bereavement (or need one off support to cope with a funeral), finding it difficult to overcome stress and anxiety, living with trauma's you have experienced or are experiencing? Are you not getting a good night's sleep; feeling that others do not see or hear you; have low self-esteem/confidence? Are your feelings impacting on your physical health? Are you wondering why you feel you are overreacting to minor issues and looking for a reason why this is happening to you? I want to help you navigate your way through these struggles and to transform your life, not just to cope, but to thrive. ​
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Hannah Metternich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Perhaps you’ve been struggling over a long time, or something more recently is affecting you. Whatever the issue, you have the safe space to talk openly and honestly about your feelings and emotions. Each session is client-led as you journey together with me to discover empowering ways to reach your answers and drive forward for change. My compassionate and empathetic style draws on a range of therapy models so that you can better understand your struggles and empower yourself to solve your problems, as therapy provides a sense of self-direction and resilience to grow.
Perhaps you’ve been struggling over a long time, or something more recently is affecting you. Whatever the issue, you have the safe space to talk openly and honestly about your feelings and emotions. Each session is client-led as you journey together with me to discover empowering ways to reach your answers and drive forward for change. My compassionate and empathetic style draws on a range of therapy models so that you can better understand your struggles and empower yourself to solve your problems, as therapy provides a sense of self-direction and resilience to grow.
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Emma Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hi, I’m Emma and I understand life can be challenging, confusing, overwhelming, stressful and often very difficult at times. Sometimes life can just get on top of us, and sometimes something happens to trigger us. Either way, you don’t have to manage this on your own. I understand that coping with the pressures of daily life alongside your own internal struggles can be difficult. I can help you to work through your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions; to help you make sense of your world. I use an integrative approach, I use a range of methods to assist me in my practice, selecting those which are best suited for you.
Hi, I’m Emma and I understand life can be challenging, confusing, overwhelming, stressful and often very difficult at times. Sometimes life can just get on top of us, and sometimes something happens to trigger us. Either way, you don’t have to manage this on your own. I understand that coping with the pressures of daily life alongside your own internal struggles can be difficult. I can help you to work through your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions; to help you make sense of your world. I use an integrative approach, I use a range of methods to assist me in my practice, selecting those which are best suited for you.
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Photo of Laurence Taylor, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Laurence Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I am Laurence, a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering therapy for individuals, couples, relationships and groups. I am dedicated to empowering people to live happier and healthier lives. I work with people from all walks of life and am committed to providing accessible, non-discriminatory therapy.
Hi, I am Laurence, a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering therapy for individuals, couples, relationships and groups. I am dedicated to empowering people to live happier and healthier lives. I work with people from all walks of life and am committed to providing accessible, non-discriminatory therapy.
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Jenny Blain Counselling & Clinical Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hi there and welcome to Jenny Blain Counselling. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor & clinical supervisor based in Canterbury. The core of my counselling practise is humanistic but I work in an integrative way, drawing from many different counselling theories to meet my clients' needs. I have experience working in educational settings such as colleges and special educational needs schools as well as in private practise. My clients are teenagers, young adults, adults and couples.
Hi there and welcome to Jenny Blain Counselling. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor & clinical supervisor based in Canterbury. The core of my counselling practise is humanistic but I work in an integrative way, drawing from many different counselling theories to meet my clients' needs. I have experience working in educational settings such as colleges and special educational needs schools as well as in private practise. My clients are teenagers, young adults, adults and couples.
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Jane Gore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
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Talking Therapy UK - Online CBT Brainspotting EMDR
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Do you feel stuck? Numb? Robotic? Locking yourself away? Avoiding people and places? On edge all the time? Can't sleep? Short tempered? You are possibly describing some symptoms of trauma, loss or even PTSD. Traumas can occur in adulthood: as a car accident, military trauma, domestic violence, losing a loved one; or in childhood: as bullying, abuse or neglect. ---- If this sounds like you? I am here to help. I have 25yrs experience in the NHS, and 5yrs in private practice. I provide therapies online, including: CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting, which can gently and quickly reduce distress and release you from the grip of the past.
Do you feel stuck? Numb? Robotic? Locking yourself away? Avoiding people and places? On edge all the time? Can't sleep? Short tempered? You are possibly describing some symptoms of trauma, loss or even PTSD. Traumas can occur in adulthood: as a car accident, military trauma, domestic violence, losing a loved one; or in childhood: as bullying, abuse or neglect. ---- If this sounds like you? I am here to help. I have 25yrs experience in the NHS, and 5yrs in private practice. I provide therapies online, including: CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting, which can gently and quickly reduce distress and release you from the grip of the past.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Canterbury

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Canterbury who prioritize treating:

88% Self Esteem
87% Anxiety
83% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
74% Bereavement
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aviva
56% AXA PPP
51% Bupa

How Counsellors in Canterbury see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Canterbury?

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.