Counselling in Canterbury

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Talking Therapy UK - Online CBT Brainspotting EMDR
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified 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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Dr Edward Mundy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Welcome to my profile, my name is Dr Edward Mundy and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in the NHS and Academia. I have a small private practice in Canterbury offering expert psychological assessment and therapy for adults. I work with a range of psychological and psychiatric difficulties, including PTSD, complex trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am also experienced in supporting people to improve relationships, overcome trauma, improve self-esteem, navigate transitions, process loss and bereavement, and explore and develop their sense of identity.
Welcome to my profile, my name is Dr Edward Mundy and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in the NHS and Academia. I have a small private practice in Canterbury offering expert psychological assessment and therapy for adults. I work with a range of psychological and psychiatric difficulties, including PTSD, complex trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am also experienced in supporting people to improve relationships, overcome trauma, improve self-esteem, navigate transitions, process loss and bereavement, and explore and develop their sense of identity.
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Alison McGuigan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression or unhappiness in aspects of your life? Maybe you are seeking support in managing emotional distress, a difficult situation in your life or the need to explore past or present experiences. My aim is to provide you with a confidential, safe space to explore what is impacting your daily life. I will give you the time to actively listen to you and explore the challenges you currently face, express any fears you have, and then together work towards your goals and to the way of being that you wish for.
Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression or unhappiness in aspects of your life? Maybe you are seeking support in managing emotional distress, a difficult situation in your life or the need to explore past or present experiences. My aim is to provide you with a confidential, safe space to explore what is impacting your daily life. I will give you the time to actively listen to you and explore the challenges you currently face, express any fears you have, and then together work towards your goals and to the way of being that you wish for.
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Sue Brown
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
Struggling with stress, anxiety, work-related issues, relationships, discrimination or situations affecting your emotional well-being. These issues could evoke worry, feelings of isolation or fear. You are not alone, by starting your journey with me, it ends with you. Creating the right space allows you to explore what has happened in the past and/or continues to affect you. With support you may be able gain some insight as to why these issues leave you feeling stuck, or repeating the same behaviour. Change is achievable, by developing yourself and building confidence, resilience which may create a happier you.
Struggling with stress, anxiety, work-related issues, relationships, discrimination or situations affecting your emotional well-being. These issues could evoke worry, feelings of isolation or fear. You are not alone, by starting your journey with me, it ends with you. Creating the right space allows you to explore what has happened in the past and/or continues to affect you. With support you may be able gain some insight as to why these issues leave you feeling stuck, or repeating the same behaviour. Change is achievable, by developing yourself and building confidence, resilience which may create a happier you.
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Amanda Swan
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I understand how difficult even contemplating seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist can be, to seek someone you trust, who will not judge you, and at the same time help you feel heard and understood. It is my job to help you feel safe and secure in therapy and I do this by being open about how I work, to hold the space for you so that you can bring your difficulties to counselling, and listening to what you want to achieve. I am here to listen with empathy, It is important that you receive the therapy that is right for you; everyone is an individual with their own individual needs.
I understand how difficult even contemplating seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist can be, to seek someone you trust, who will not judge you, and at the same time help you feel heard and understood. It is my job to help you feel safe and secure in therapy and I do this by being open about how I work, to hold the space for you so that you can bring your difficulties to counselling, and listening to what you want to achieve. I am here to listen with empathy, It is important that you receive the therapy that is right for you; everyone is an individual with their own individual needs.
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Jenny Blain Counselling & Clinical Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified 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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Angie Dolby
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT4  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with making sense of the challenges and shifts going on in your life and need some support to make sense of things or if you would like to learn some techniques to support you in grounding, calming your nervous system or to make life feel a little smoother then reach out. I would be happy to support you with this. If you would also like to explore challenges within a spiritual context or thinking in terms of energy, we can absolutely make this a significant part of the therapy.
If you are struggling with making sense of the challenges and shifts going on in your life and need some support to make sense of things or if you would like to learn some techniques to support you in grounding, calming your nervous system or to make life feel a little smoother then reach out. I would be happy to support you with this. If you would also like to explore challenges within a spiritual context or thinking in terms of energy, we can absolutely make this a significant part of the therapy.
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Lisa McCafferty
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified 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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Christina Michael
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist fully accredited with the BABCP. I am also a training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in advanced clinical studies with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (a UKCP accredited course). My experience has varied from working with child, adolescent and adult trauma, neurodiversity’s such as ADHD, Autism and Sensory Difficulties, to a number of psychological disorders in the NHS and IAPT services. I have worked with a range of ages and diverse backgrounds and my work outside of private practice is currently trauma focused.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist fully accredited with the BABCP. I am also a training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in advanced clinical studies with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (a UKCP accredited course). My experience has varied from working with child, adolescent and adult trauma, neurodiversity’s such as ADHD, Autism and Sensory Difficulties, to a number of psychological disorders in the NHS and IAPT services. I have worked with a range of ages and diverse backgrounds and my work outside of private practice is currently trauma focused.
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Jon Sutton
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Not accepting new clients
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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Dr Cameron Adams
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I will work with you to find the best way to explore your concerns. I have a wide range of experience including anxiety, trauma, grief and hopelessness, repetitive thought patterns, relationship issues, substance use and/or abuse, difficult life decisions. As a co-founder of the UK'S preeminent psychedelic research organisation I am well placed to help you integrate challenging peak experiences. As an expatriate, I am aware of the challenges you may face living in a new country and the issues of third culture children.
I will work with you to find the best way to explore your concerns. I have a wide range of experience including anxiety, trauma, grief and hopelessness, repetitive thought patterns, relationship issues, substance use and/or abuse, difficult life decisions. As a co-founder of the UK'S preeminent psychedelic research organisation I am well placed to help you integrate challenging peak experiences. As an expatriate, I am aware of the challenges you may face living in a new country and the issues of third culture children.
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Georgette Anderson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile page. I appreciate that taking those first steps to see a therapist can be scary. We may have fears of being judged, concerns that it might not work out, and with so many therapists out there how do we pick the right one?! These are all perfectly normal thoughts and feelings to have. I will provide a non judgmental, safe space to help you explore the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to help you reach your goals. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health and substance misuse services and am fully accredited with the BABCP.
Welcome to my profile page. I appreciate that taking those first steps to see a therapist can be scary. We may have fears of being judged, concerns that it might not work out, and with so many therapists out there how do we pick the right one?! These are all perfectly normal thoughts and feelings to have. I will provide a non judgmental, safe space to help you explore the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to help you reach your goals. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health and substance misuse services and am fully accredited with the BABCP.
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Tracey Cooke
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Relationships can at times be a great source of distress and anxiety; sometimes it’s easy to feel stuck and unable to move forwards. You may be having difficulties with communication, infidelity, intimacy, sexual difficulties, or perhaps you just can’t seem to get along anymore and you’re not sure why. Whether you are experiencing difficulties within your relationship, or find it difficult to form lasting relationships, counselling can give you the space you need to explore and understand these issues. I offer sex therapy and relationship/couple counselling from my base in Canterbury (Kent) and online.
Relationships can at times be a great source of distress and anxiety; sometimes it’s easy to feel stuck and unable to move forwards. You may be having difficulties with communication, infidelity, intimacy, sexual difficulties, or perhaps you just can’t seem to get along anymore and you’re not sure why. Whether you are experiencing difficulties within your relationship, or find it difficult to form lasting relationships, counselling can give you the space you need to explore and understand these issues. I offer sex therapy and relationship/couple counselling from my base in Canterbury (Kent) and online.
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Alvaro Navarro Psychosexual/Relationship Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
Most of us will experience sexual and relationship difficulties at some point in our lives and yet it can still be very challenging and embarrassing discussing them. Talking to an experienced and qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist can help you identify the difficulties you are experiencing, understand and explore different ways you can overcome these challenges and move forward. I aim to create a confidential and safe place where you feel able to talk about these issues in a non-shaming way. I am a sex positive therapist and I am comfortable exploring alternative sexual interests.
Most of us will experience sexual and relationship difficulties at some point in our lives and yet it can still be very challenging and embarrassing discussing them. Talking to an experienced and qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist can help you identify the difficulties you are experiencing, understand and explore different ways you can overcome these challenges and move forward. I aim to create a confidential and safe place where you feel able to talk about these issues in a non-shaming way. I am a sex positive therapist and I am comfortable exploring alternative sexual interests.
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Anna-Marie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I'm a qualified CBT Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Integrative Counsellor and I help adults and adolescents to get out of stuck, negative emotional states such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Hurt and Shame. I'm trained to work with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Insomnia, Agoraphobia, overwhelming feelings, Phobias, OCD, Autism, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving using a range of CBT models and EMDR.
I'm a qualified CBT Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Integrative Counsellor and I help adults and adolescents to get out of stuck, negative emotional states such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Hurt and Shame. I'm trained to work with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Insomnia, Agoraphobia, overwhelming feelings, Phobias, OCD, Autism, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving using a range of CBT models and EMDR.
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Helly langley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
I’m a psychotherapist and I’ve been working with people for 20+ years . The most important thing is to establish a really good understanding between me and my client. It involves really listening to the person front of me and making sure we communicate with each other. I believe counselling is about helping someone gain a voice, be heard and also gain strategies to manage. We can talk about any issue that is troubling the person- loss, abandonment, bereavement, anxiety- the whole range of human emotions. Focussed, short term work can be amazingly effective .
I’m a psychotherapist and I’ve been working with people for 20+ years . The most important thing is to establish a really good understanding between me and my client. It involves really listening to the person front of me and making sure we communicate with each other. I believe counselling is about helping someone gain a voice, be heard and also gain strategies to manage. We can talk about any issue that is troubling the person- loss, abandonment, bereavement, anxiety- the whole range of human emotions. Focussed, short term work can be amazingly effective .
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Aurora Therapy Centre
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified 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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Morgane Glaudot - ADHD and Autism assessments
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I provide ADHD and ASD (Autism) assessments and screenings both face-to-face and remote in the UK using psychometric questionnaires and interviews. Obtaining a diagnosis helps doctors and mental health clinicians tailor treatment plans to meet client needs and make the necessary change in the workplace and educational environments. This ensures individuals receive the necessary support and accommodations to enhance productivity and well-being. An accurate diagnosis opens access to resources and interventions, promoting better outcomes in both personal and professional life.
I provide ADHD and ASD (Autism) assessments and screenings both face-to-face and remote in the UK using psychometric questionnaires and interviews. Obtaining a diagnosis helps doctors and mental health clinicians tailor treatment plans to meet client needs and make the necessary change in the workplace and educational environments. This ensures individuals receive the necessary support and accommodations to enhance productivity and well-being. An accurate diagnosis opens access to resources and interventions, promoting better outcomes in both personal and professional life.
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Demi Andreou
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT3
I am a highly experienced Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I currently work for NHS Talking Therapies and a Community Compassion Service alongside Private Practice. I have spent years studying and many hours listening; this has equipped me to address a wide range of moderate to severe mental health issues, including Trauma presentations. With a deep understanding of the human mind and emotions, I provide a safe and non-judgemental space for individuals seeking support and guidance.
I am a highly experienced Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I currently work for NHS Talking Therapies and a Community Compassion Service alongside Private Practice. I have spent years studying and many hours listening; this has equipped me to address a wide range of moderate to severe mental health issues, including Trauma presentations. With a deep understanding of the human mind and emotions, I provide a safe and non-judgemental space for individuals seeking support and guidance.
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Drew Heath
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
Dating Problems? I help get you the love-life you want. Whether you are single, in a bad relationship, or recovering from a breakup. The pain of rejection hurts too much. The fear of being all alone. They never want you. You are never good enough. It'll keep happening until we break this cycle. If that's your problem - I'm who can fix it.
Dating Problems? I help get you the love-life you want. Whether you are single, in a bad relationship, or recovering from a breakup. The pain of rejection hurts too much. The fear of being all alone. They never want you. You are never good enough. It'll keep happening until we break this cycle. If that's your problem - I'm who can fix it.
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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:

89% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
83% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aviva
57% Bupa
55% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Canterbury see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
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.