Counselling in Cheltenham

Photo of Paul Michael Daniel, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Paul Michael Daniel
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 20 years' experience of helping adults from all kinds of backgrounds with a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, low confidence and self-esteem, relationship problems, life events such as redundancy or divorce and more. I am trained to work face to face with individual adults but I am also able to offer on-line video sessions using Zoom.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 20 years' experience of helping adults from all kinds of backgrounds with a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, low confidence and self-esteem, relationship problems, life events such as redundancy or divorce and more. I am trained to work face to face with individual adults but I am also able to offer on-line video sessions using Zoom.
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Photo of Helen Adlard, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Helen Adlard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL52
You might feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with loss, relationship difficulties, or work stress; or perhaps want to untangle why you feel unhappy with your life or relationships. ​I provide a caring, trusting, confidential place where you feel able to open up and learn about yourself, make links to your past and grow in the present.
You might feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with loss, relationship difficulties, or work stress; or perhaps want to untangle why you feel unhappy with your life or relationships. ​I provide a caring, trusting, confidential place where you feel able to open up and learn about yourself, make links to your past and grow in the present.
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Photo of Martyn Pars, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Martyn Pars
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am a qualified and accredited counsellor (MNCPS Acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am a qualified and accredited counsellor (MNCPS Acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
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Photo of Elizabeth Floyer, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Elizabeth Floyer
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I am a Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist working with adults and children in Cheltenham and online. Do you sometimes feel as if you are living under a cloud? As if the light has gone from your life? Day to day life can do this to us. It is full of challenges and unexpected events. Sometimes we take these in our stride but at other times they overwhelm us and threaten our wellbeing. At those times we need help. I will work with you to identify your goals, address your needs and create a more positive future.
I am a Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist working with adults and children in Cheltenham and online. Do you sometimes feel as if you are living under a cloud? As if the light has gone from your life? Day to day life can do this to us. It is full of challenges and unexpected events. Sometimes we take these in our stride but at other times they overwhelm us and threaten our wellbeing. At those times we need help. I will work with you to identify your goals, address your needs and create a more positive future.
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Photo of Dr Hayley MacGregor, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Dr Hayley MacGregor
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
Starting therapy takes courage and it may feel daunting given that talking openly about your distress may evoke feelings of vulnerability. The therapeutic relationship is often the vehicle for positive change so finding the right ‘fit’ is important. Therefore, please contact me for a free telephone/video consultation to find out more. As a Clinical Psychologist my job is to listen with compassion to your life story and help you make sense of any troubles or trauma that you are facing within your life, whether that be in your present or reoccurring from your past.
Starting therapy takes courage and it may feel daunting given that talking openly about your distress may evoke feelings of vulnerability. The therapeutic relationship is often the vehicle for positive change so finding the right ‘fit’ is important. Therefore, please contact me for a free telephone/video consultation to find out more. As a Clinical Psychologist my job is to listen with compassion to your life story and help you make sense of any troubles or trauma that you are facing within your life, whether that be in your present or reoccurring from your past.
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Photo of Ting Chiu, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Ting Chiu
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL53  (Online Only)
Having worked with many clients over the years, I have a good understanding of what human distress looks like. Often, we try to push the difficult feelings (both physical and emotional) aside and just ‘get on with it’. Sure enough, it works for a while, but then there comes a point when the usual coping strategies just stop working, and reaching out for help feels somehow wrong too; life feels stuck in vicious circles. If this sounds frustratingly familiar, then you are not alone. With my extensive experience, I can support you to reach your goals, or simply to figure out together first what the goals might be.
Having worked with many clients over the years, I have a good understanding of what human distress looks like. Often, we try to push the difficult feelings (both physical and emotional) aside and just ‘get on with it’. Sure enough, it works for a while, but then there comes a point when the usual coping strategies just stop working, and reaching out for help feels somehow wrong too; life feels stuck in vicious circles. If this sounds frustratingly familiar, then you are not alone. With my extensive experience, I can support you to reach your goals, or simply to figure out together first what the goals might be.
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Photo of Leah Callebaut, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Leah Callebaut
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Not accepting new clients
As a Clinical Psychologist I aim to to practically apply psychological theory and research to help people to achieve emotional well being and enhance their quality of life when they are facing challenging life circumstances. Since 2012 I have worked in a variety of NHS psychology services, offering talking therapy and emotional support to individuals, couples and families. Alongside my work with Heal.Feel.Connect. I continue to work part-time for an NHS hospital in Gloucestershire, working with staff to reduce work-related stress and burnout, and promoting a culture of compassion and psychological safety within the organisation.
As a Clinical Psychologist I aim to to practically apply psychological theory and research to help people to achieve emotional well being and enhance their quality of life when they are facing challenging life circumstances. Since 2012 I have worked in a variety of NHS psychology services, offering talking therapy and emotional support to individuals, couples and families. Alongside my work with Heal.Feel.Connect. I continue to work part-time for an NHS hospital in Gloucestershire, working with staff to reduce work-related stress and burnout, and promoting a culture of compassion and psychological safety within the organisation.
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Photo of Anna Bradshaw, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Anna Bradshaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Hi I'm Anna, being understood and cared for are deeply important to me, I listen attentively with acceptance and compassion. Perhaps you have noticed patterns in your life and you would like to understand yourself more? Maybe you feel anxious about work or school, talking it through can help you make sense of things. Sometimes past experiences can cause distress, having a space to share with a counsellor can help you process your feelings. Working together, we can look at choices available to you, helping you find hope again.
Hi I'm Anna, being understood and cared for are deeply important to me, I listen attentively with acceptance and compassion. Perhaps you have noticed patterns in your life and you would like to understand yourself more? Maybe you feel anxious about work or school, talking it through can help you make sense of things. Sometimes past experiences can cause distress, having a space to share with a counsellor can help you process your feelings. Working together, we can look at choices available to you, helping you find hope again.
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Photo of Andreas Patikis, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Andreas Patikis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL52
Do you run a business, an entrepreneur, feeling stuck, have low energy or not reaching full potential, is something holding you back that you haven't explored yet that you may not even be aware of? Or suffer with stress, anxiety or anger? If you want to manage your overwhelm, behaviours or actions, gain self-awareness and discover yourself, re-balance, excel in life, improve your energy and connection in relationships, then I can support you leading to an authentic, peaceful and happier life. Awareness comes through talking but I can involve reflecting on dreams, story cards around past & present. stones and other creative methods.
Do you run a business, an entrepreneur, feeling stuck, have low energy or not reaching full potential, is something holding you back that you haven't explored yet that you may not even be aware of? Or suffer with stress, anxiety or anger? If you want to manage your overwhelm, behaviours or actions, gain self-awareness and discover yourself, re-balance, excel in life, improve your energy and connection in relationships, then I can support you leading to an authentic, peaceful and happier life. Awareness comes through talking but I can involve reflecting on dreams, story cards around past & present. stones and other creative methods.
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Photo of Emma johnsey, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Emma johnsey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
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Photo of Jaimie Cahlil, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Jaimie Cahlil
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Here you are, searching for something that feels right for you. So, to introduce my way of working: as a transpersonal (psychospiritual) psychotherapist, the work of psychotherapy is placed within the immense context, or ultimate reality, of oneness. As you read my words, you may be feeling anxious, depressed, sad, angry, confused, imprisoned, disconnected, numb, lost....or yet something else. However, as you read these words, I suggest you assess your readiness for the spiritual self-development I offer: a courageously self-honest, open-mindedly questioning, process of deepening awakening consciousness.
Here you are, searching for something that feels right for you. So, to introduce my way of working: as a transpersonal (psychospiritual) psychotherapist, the work of psychotherapy is placed within the immense context, or ultimate reality, of oneness. As you read my words, you may be feeling anxious, depressed, sad, angry, confused, imprisoned, disconnected, numb, lost....or yet something else. However, as you read these words, I suggest you assess your readiness for the spiritual self-development I offer: a courageously self-honest, open-mindedly questioning, process of deepening awakening consciousness.
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Photo of Susannah Newell, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Susannah Newell
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL53
Hello. As an experienced psychotherapist, I can help you manage current life challenges like sudden changes or losses; anxiety; relationship issues; bereavement; loneliness; parenthood; depression or past experiences intruding on your present. Sometimes clients come with a more general sense of unfulfilment or want to know themselves better. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to share your load, rather than carrying it alone. Psychotherapy offers vital connection, support and opportunity to work things through with an empathic, trained professional totally unconnected to your life.
Hello. As an experienced psychotherapist, I can help you manage current life challenges like sudden changes or losses; anxiety; relationship issues; bereavement; loneliness; parenthood; depression or past experiences intruding on your present. Sometimes clients come with a more general sense of unfulfilment or want to know themselves better. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to share your load, rather than carrying it alone. Psychotherapy offers vital connection, support and opportunity to work things through with an empathic, trained professional totally unconnected to your life.
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Photo of Sophie Page, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Sophie Page
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello, I'm Sophie and I am a qualified, experienced counsellor working in a calm space in Central Cheltenham. I provide Face-to-Face counselling or online counselling, to suit your needs. It is not easy to make the decision to come to counselling and it takes courage to seek the help that you feel you might need. There are many reasons that someone might seek out counselling: Perhaps you are feeling stuck, finding it hard to make a change? Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed or in a low mood that feels hard to shift? Perhaps there is something in your past which is having an impact on how you feel now in your life?
Hello, I'm Sophie and I am a qualified, experienced counsellor working in a calm space in Central Cheltenham. I provide Face-to-Face counselling or online counselling, to suit your needs. It is not easy to make the decision to come to counselling and it takes courage to seek the help that you feel you might need. There are many reasons that someone might seek out counselling: Perhaps you are feeling stuck, finding it hard to make a change? Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed or in a low mood that feels hard to shift? Perhaps there is something in your past which is having an impact on how you feel now in your life?
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Photo of Stefan Mihailov, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Stefan Mihailov
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL52
Are you looking for support? I know how impossible it may feel to have someone that could just listen. You may be facing a challenge, or purely feeling stuck in your current circumstances, at that point when you just want to be understood. I will provide a safe and confidential space for you to share and feel heard, helping you see things differently, going at your own pace. Whether it is your general experience or a specific issue, our initial conversation will be the opportunity for both of us to see whether we can work together.
Are you looking for support? I know how impossible it may feel to have someone that could just listen. You may be facing a challenge, or purely feeling stuck in your current circumstances, at that point when you just want to be understood. I will provide a safe and confidential space for you to share and feel heard, helping you see things differently, going at your own pace. Whether it is your general experience or a specific issue, our initial conversation will be the opportunity for both of us to see whether we can work together.
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Photo of Carl Smith, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Carl Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello, I'm Carl, knowing that I can talk to someone about the things that I might be finding difficult is very important to me, especially if those feelings are ones I worry others wont understand. I aim to lessen that worry by providing an open and accepting space for you to be able to discuss the issues that your facing.
Hello, I'm Carl, knowing that I can talk to someone about the things that I might be finding difficult is very important to me, especially if those feelings are ones I worry others wont understand. I aim to lessen that worry by providing an open and accepting space for you to be able to discuss the issues that your facing.
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Photo of Sally Glover, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Sally Glover
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
As a counsellor working with Adults, Teenagers and Children, I offer a safe, confidential space where I listen without judgement. We will work together at your pace. I offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life's difficulties and the emotions that are being experienced. We will explore what is important to you, what you need to address and where you are needing help, understanding and support. Our work together moves towards making positive changes within yourself, your life and your relationships. ​
As a counsellor working with Adults, Teenagers and Children, I offer a safe, confidential space where I listen without judgement. We will work together at your pace. I offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life's difficulties and the emotions that are being experienced. We will explore what is important to you, what you need to address and where you are needing help, understanding and support. Our work together moves towards making positive changes within yourself, your life and your relationships. ​
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Photo of Person Centred Therapy UK, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Person Centred Therapy UK
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Therapy can often involve seeing a professional, responding to questions that will help them figure out what's wrong, and taking another person's advice on how to deal with their difficulties. However, I offer a more humanistic approach to therapy, in which I will support you as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and help you find the solutions you've been looking for. You are, after all, the authority on your own life. I offer online and face to face sessions, equine therapy and walk and talk therapy. www.personcentredtherapy.uk
Therapy can often involve seeing a professional, responding to questions that will help them figure out what's wrong, and taking another person's advice on how to deal with their difficulties. However, I offer a more humanistic approach to therapy, in which I will support you as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and help you find the solutions you've been looking for. You are, after all, the authority on your own life. I offer online and face to face sessions, equine therapy and walk and talk therapy. www.personcentredtherapy.uk
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Photo of Max Knowles, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Max Knowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
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Photo of Alice Phillpott, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Alice Phillpott
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL53
Research has consistently shown that our relationships have a direct impact on the state of our mental health. When we feel content, connected and supported in our relationships, we are more likely to thrive in our lives. I am an experienced Relate trained integrative counsellor currently working with both couples and individuals to help them improve the quality of their relationships. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore the difficulties and challenges you are facing in your relationship right now and support you to find a way forward.
Research has consistently shown that our relationships have a direct impact on the state of our mental health. When we feel content, connected and supported in our relationships, we are more likely to thrive in our lives. I am an experienced Relate trained integrative counsellor currently working with both couples and individuals to help them improve the quality of their relationships. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore the difficulties and challenges you are facing in your relationship right now and support you to find a way forward.
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Photo of Dr Kirsten Kitson, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Dr Kirsten Kitson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cheltenham

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Cheltenham who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
81% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aviva
55% AXA PPP
45% WPA

How Counsellors in Cheltenham see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cheltenham?

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.