Counselling in Chester

Photo of Kieran Lee, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Kieran Lee
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Mental health doesn't have to be scary! I want to take the fear out of mental health and first help you understand your own...what makes you tick and what's stopping you from ticking? When we understand how to manage our mental health, we can structure our lives to fulfil us in the long and short term. Whatever you're struggling with right now, we will work to uncover that sense of self you might have lost.
Mental health doesn't have to be scary! I want to take the fear out of mental health and first help you understand your own...what makes you tick and what's stopping you from ticking? When we understand how to manage our mental health, we can structure our lives to fulfil us in the long and short term. Whatever you're struggling with right now, we will work to uncover that sense of self you might have lost.
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Photo of Jill Wasley Cbt Therapist, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Jill Wasley Cbt Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chester CH3
Asking for help is not easy but making that first step can feel really positive. I am an experienced BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and work to help people (including children and young people) who are experiencing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, depression, as well as low self-esteem and other difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, especially the way that unhelpful thoughts lead to and maintain distressing feelings and behaviours that can be a problem for some people and their families.
Asking for help is not easy but making that first step can feel really positive. I am an experienced BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and work to help people (including children and young people) who are experiencing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, depression, as well as low self-esteem and other difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, especially the way that unhelpful thoughts lead to and maintain distressing feelings and behaviours that can be a problem for some people and their families.
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Photo of Andy Singleton, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Andy Singleton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Hi (and thanks for taking the time to view my profile and learn a little more about me). My name is Andy, I am a psychotherapist with over 15 years’ experience working in counselling and therapy.I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. Prior to establishing Head Camp Counselling, I worked therapeutically within the NHS (CAMHS), a well-established Chester based Psychology service, Children’s Services and a highly subscribed school-based counselling service.
Hi (and thanks for taking the time to view my profile and learn a little more about me). My name is Andy, I am a psychotherapist with over 15 years’ experience working in counselling and therapy.I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. Prior to establishing Head Camp Counselling, I worked therapeutically within the NHS (CAMHS), a well-established Chester based Psychology service, Children’s Services and a highly subscribed school-based counselling service.
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Photo of Matthew Adam, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Matthew Adam
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chester CH4
Hi, I'm Matthew and I am a Family & Couples Psychotherapist. I have worked with children, families and couples for over 20 years, helping them manage their emotional health and wellbeing. Often individual worries can lead to family issues and I support you individually or together, depending of your needs. I have helped children, young people and their parents and couples work through a range of difficulties including managing challenging behaviour, Autism, social and generalised anxiety, sleeping difficulties, anger management, frequent family clashes, the effects of couple tension, bereavement, and conflict in relationships.
Hi, I'm Matthew and I am a Family & Couples Psychotherapist. I have worked with children, families and couples for over 20 years, helping them manage their emotional health and wellbeing. Often individual worries can lead to family issues and I support you individually or together, depending of your needs. I have helped children, young people and their parents and couples work through a range of difficulties including managing challenging behaviour, Autism, social and generalised anxiety, sleeping difficulties, anger management, frequent family clashes, the effects of couple tension, bereavement, and conflict in relationships.
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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Chester
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
Not accepting new clients
Making sense of life can be challenging at times. We might find ourselves contemplating if we are causing ourselves unnecessary unhappiness, or if this is just the way things are? Or, wondering if I should just keep sticking at 'it', or is it time for things to change? We might question if our feelings are important? (They might overwhelm us!) Or should I just listen to my thoughts instead? Should we try to forget about the past, or is it helpful to understand it? Might we be living our lives in 'survival mode' when we could be 'thriving' instead?
Making sense of life can be challenging at times. We might find ourselves contemplating if we are causing ourselves unnecessary unhappiness, or if this is just the way things are? Or, wondering if I should just keep sticking at 'it', or is it time for things to change? We might question if our feelings are important? (They might overwhelm us!) Or should I just listen to my thoughts instead? Should we try to forget about the past, or is it helpful to understand it? Might we be living our lives in 'survival mode' when we could be 'thriving' instead?
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Photo of Dr Nadia Balmain, Psychologist in Chester, England
Dr Nadia Balmain
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
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Photo of Donna Paterson, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Donna Paterson
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH1
Not accepting new clients
Hi I'm Donna, I am a cognitive behavioural therapist who is a member of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP). I have over 10 years’ experience of working in mental health services within the NHS, and more recently 2 years experience of working in private practice. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and a Psychology BSc first class honours degree.
Hi I'm Donna, I am a cognitive behavioural therapist who is a member of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP). I have over 10 years’ experience of working in mental health services within the NHS, and more recently 2 years experience of working in private practice. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and a Psychology BSc first class honours degree.
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Photo of Jen Davies-Owen, Counsellor in Chester, England
Jen Davies-Owen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder? Through therapy we can explore your relationship with food and body image as you find freedom and self acceptance from distress related to eating, food, weight, weight stigma and body image issues. I understand the links between disordered eating and neurodivergence so adapt my approach to meet the needs of neurodivergent clients.
Are you struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder? Through therapy we can explore your relationship with food and body image as you find freedom and self acceptance from distress related to eating, food, weight, weight stigma and body image issues. I understand the links between disordered eating and neurodivergence so adapt my approach to meet the needs of neurodivergent clients.
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Photo of Nadia Bakir, Counsellor in Chester, England
Nadia Bakir
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH4  (Online Only)
If you have ongoing difficulties in your life that are causing you pain and unhappiness then I am here to help support you to a better way of being. This may be down to life circumstances, work stress, relationship difficulties, or trauma, but I promise to be able to work with you to bring about a happier, healthier self. You may be strugglingly with confidence, low self worth, anxiety and stress, which, using the tools I can provide, we will explore these barriers together to develop more confidence, happiness, and a love for your authentic self, so that you can enjoy life like you deserve.
If you have ongoing difficulties in your life that are causing you pain and unhappiness then I am here to help support you to a better way of being. This may be down to life circumstances, work stress, relationship difficulties, or trauma, but I promise to be able to work with you to bring about a happier, healthier self. You may be strugglingly with confidence, low self worth, anxiety and stress, which, using the tools I can provide, we will explore these barriers together to develop more confidence, happiness, and a love for your authentic self, so that you can enjoy life like you deserve.
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Photo of Lena Fiebrantz, Counsellor in Chester, England
Lena Fiebrantz
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
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Photo of Dr Amanda Kinsella: MindfulPsychology, Psychologist in Chester, England
Dr Amanda Kinsella: MindfulPsychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Mindful Psychology LTD is an independent private psychology practice. Our services are directed by Dr Amanda Kinsella and her team of counselling and clinical (HCPC) registered psychologists. All our psychologists have undergone rigorous doctorate training and bring together a wealth of experience from years of service and expertise within the NHS and the private sector. Within our individual clinical therapies we offer support to individuals and couples who seek solutions to their psychological and emotional difficulties. We offer a range of evidence based therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Relational psychotherapy.
Mindful Psychology LTD is an independent private psychology practice. Our services are directed by Dr Amanda Kinsella and her team of counselling and clinical (HCPC) registered psychologists. All our psychologists have undergone rigorous doctorate training and bring together a wealth of experience from years of service and expertise within the NHS and the private sector. Within our individual clinical therapies we offer support to individuals and couples who seek solutions to their psychological and emotional difficulties. We offer a range of evidence based therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Relational psychotherapy.
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Photo of Amanda Wiles, Counsellor in Chester, England
Amanda Wiles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Hello How are You today? How many times are you asked but not heard? I will listen and hear how You are today. The core of my practice is the therapeutic relationship, I will respect, support, and hold an honest empathic space for you where we can explore and understand your feelings. Perhaps there are feelings of not fitting in, a round peg and square hole may come to mind, anxieties and depression may feel normality and a wanting to change. We can walk together through your feelings and emotions to find who you are and where you want to be.
Hello How are You today? How many times are you asked but not heard? I will listen and hear how You are today. The core of my practice is the therapeutic relationship, I will respect, support, and hold an honest empathic space for you where we can explore and understand your feelings. Perhaps there are feelings of not fitting in, a round peg and square hole may come to mind, anxieties and depression may feel normality and a wanting to change. We can walk together through your feelings and emotions to find who you are and where you want to be.
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Photo of Lucinda Milne, Counsellor in Chester, England
Lucinda Milne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH4
I know how important it is to look after our emotional well being irrespective of age. Stresses, strains and anxieties can hit at anytime. It maybe a current situation or something from our past which impacts on our ability to manage our current situation. Even anticipation of future events can impact on us at an emotional level. There are many reasons why counselling can be beneficial including low self-esteem, low self-confidence, bullying, family issues, bereavement, infant loss, relationship issues, and anger to name but a few, It takes strength and courage to acknowledge you may need help.
I know how important it is to look after our emotional well being irrespective of age. Stresses, strains and anxieties can hit at anytime. It maybe a current situation or something from our past which impacts on our ability to manage our current situation. Even anticipation of future events can impact on us at an emotional level. There are many reasons why counselling can be beneficial including low self-esteem, low self-confidence, bullying, family issues, bereavement, infant loss, relationship issues, and anger to name but a few, It takes strength and courage to acknowledge you may need help.
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Photo of Andrea Gray, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Andrea Gray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH1
Hi my name is Andrea. I have over 17yrs experience of working within the mental health field. As a CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner I have experience of working with anxiety based difficulties, such as generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety; and depressive presentations. I have a special interest in low self esteem and trauma. I provide a warm, compassionate and safe space to work towards change and improvements in your mental well-being. If you are ready to engage in therapy to work towards clear goals and areas of change, please get in touch.
Hi my name is Andrea. I have over 17yrs experience of working within the mental health field. As a CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner I have experience of working with anxiety based difficulties, such as generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety; and depressive presentations. I have a special interest in low self esteem and trauma. I provide a warm, compassionate and safe space to work towards change and improvements in your mental well-being. If you are ready to engage in therapy to work towards clear goals and areas of change, please get in touch.
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Photo of Helen Jones CBT and EMDR Therapy, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Helen Jones CBT and EMDR Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chester CH2  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I spent 15 years working within NHS mental health services. For the past 3 years, I have worked as a private practitioner. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I spent 15 years working within NHS mental health services. For the past 3 years, I have worked as a private practitioner. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
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Photo of Mark Harrison Counselling, Counsellor in Chester, England
Mark Harrison Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH4
The issues that counsellors face are often complex and deeply personal. My experience of over 10 years in private practice and a third sector organisation has shown me the importance of each person deciding on their own needs and finding their own way through the issues they bring.
The issues that counsellors face are often complex and deeply personal. My experience of over 10 years in private practice and a third sector organisation has shown me the importance of each person deciding on their own needs and finding their own way through the issues they bring.
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Photo of Sophie Littler, Psychologist in Chester, England
Sophie Littler
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and have had training and experience in many different types of psychological therapy. This enables me to offer individualised care based on the person i'm working with rather than treating people based on a generic diagnosis or label.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and have had training and experience in many different types of psychological therapy. This enables me to offer individualised care based on the person i'm working with rather than treating people based on a generic diagnosis or label.
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Photo of Estelle Dooley, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Estelle Dooley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with 18 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with 18 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
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Photo of Sue Shortt, Counsellor in Chester, England
Sue Shortt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Life can feel difficult or overwhelming at times and taking the step to contact a counsellor can feel daunting - it takes courage to ask for help. I am a warm and compassionate counsellor, bringing a decade of experience to my client work. Counselling can offer the space to reflect and explore issues that are troubling you, in a calm, non-judgemental, welcoming and safe environment with a trained professional. Talking with a counsellor who is independent of your situation can help to clarify and make sense of your thoughts and feelings and make choices about how you would like to move forward.
Life can feel difficult or overwhelming at times and taking the step to contact a counsellor can feel daunting - it takes courage to ask for help. I am a warm and compassionate counsellor, bringing a decade of experience to my client work. Counselling can offer the space to reflect and explore issues that are troubling you, in a calm, non-judgemental, welcoming and safe environment with a trained professional. Talking with a counsellor who is independent of your situation can help to clarify and make sense of your thoughts and feelings and make choices about how you would like to move forward.
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Photo of Helen Allen, Counsellor in Chester, England
Helen Allen
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chester CH3
There is so much noise all around us. Opinions from family, friends and society on how we should think, act, look and learn are everywhere. It’s easy to lose sight of what you think, what you want, who you actually are. Counselling gives you a time and space to discover what you think and what’s important to you. My ethos is to walk in your world with you in a non judgemental way. We would work together in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, unpicking and exploring where the issues stem from. Using a blend of techniques supporting you in finding the understanding and acceptance to move forwards in a happier, healthier way.
There is so much noise all around us. Opinions from family, friends and society on how we should think, act, look and learn are everywhere. It’s easy to lose sight of what you think, what you want, who you actually are. Counselling gives you a time and space to discover what you think and what’s important to you. My ethos is to walk in your world with you in a non judgemental way. We would work together in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, unpicking and exploring where the issues stem from. Using a blend of techniques supporting you in finding the understanding and acceptance to move forwards in a happier, healthier way.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Chester

100+

Average cost per session

£51

Counsellors in Chester who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
86% Depression
82% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aviva
46% Bupa
44% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Chester see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
15% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chester?

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.