Counselling in Chislehurst

Photo of Victoria Crowther, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Victoria Crowther
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
Do you worry about tomorrow? Modern life can feel overwhelming and the way forward uncertain. You might feel anxious all the time, burnt-out or struggle to sleep, as your mind races in circles. Perhaps you are recovering from past or accumulative trauma? All the while, your relationships with loved ones, colleagues and even yourself is suffering. Counselling offers you the opportunity to understand and relieve your symptoms and also improve self-esteem. I understand that having therapy can also feel uncomfortable or even self-indulgent.
Do you worry about tomorrow? Modern life can feel overwhelming and the way forward uncertain. You might feel anxious all the time, burnt-out or struggle to sleep, as your mind races in circles. Perhaps you are recovering from past or accumulative trauma? All the while, your relationships with loved ones, colleagues and even yourself is suffering. Counselling offers you the opportunity to understand and relieve your symptoms and also improve self-esteem. I understand that having therapy can also feel uncomfortable or even self-indulgent.
020 3984 9862 View 020 3984 9862
Photo of Dr Jayne Corson, Psychologist in Chislehurst, England
Dr Jayne Corson
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7  (Online Only)
Dr Corson holds a limited therapeutic caseload. She adopts a trauma-informed approach to treatment and recognises that there are a number of factors associated with improving recovery, such as recognising individual differences, ethnicity, values, cultural and life experiences. She works with individuals presenting with a range of psychological difficulties such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, personality disorder, attachment difficulties, identity, addiction/substance misuse, self-harming behaviours, relationship difficulties, and anger management/emotional dysregulation, bereavement, stress and other concerns.
Dr Corson holds a limited therapeutic caseload. She adopts a trauma-informed approach to treatment and recognises that there are a number of factors associated with improving recovery, such as recognising individual differences, ethnicity, values, cultural and life experiences. She works with individuals presenting with a range of psychological difficulties such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, personality disorder, attachment difficulties, identity, addiction/substance misuse, self-harming behaviours, relationship difficulties, and anger management/emotional dysregulation, bereavement, stress and other concerns.
020 3640 6706 View 020 3640 6706
Photo of Bola Ogundeji, Psychotherapist in Chislehurst, England
Bola Ogundeji
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chislehurst BR7
People struggle to talk frankly about their sexual lives and relationships. Although difficulties arising from sex and relationships are much more prevalent than most people think, only a few people can still share their struggles with others. Therefore, psychosexual and relationship therapy and psychotherapy offer a unique and confidential space to have those conversations with me, which means you can reach out for support in these areas regardless of your sexual preferences and relationship experiences.
People struggle to talk frankly about their sexual lives and relationships. Although difficulties arising from sex and relationships are much more prevalent than most people think, only a few people can still share their struggles with others. Therefore, psychosexual and relationship therapy and psychotherapy offer a unique and confidential space to have those conversations with me, which means you can reach out for support in these areas regardless of your sexual preferences and relationship experiences.
020 4538 3521 View 020 4538 3521
Photo of Jason Constant, Psychotherapist in Chislehurst, England
Jason Constant
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
Seeking therapy can be a big decision. I do however believe that the issues prompting you to seek help, have the potential to enable you to move into a new level of self-understanding. That's where my experience and training can really begin to help you. We will explore what's going on for you. How it's impacting you and being to piece together a pathway of awareness and tools to help you move forward in a healthy and more balanced way. I am experienced in help clients with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Addictions, Relationship issues amongst other things.
Seeking therapy can be a big decision. I do however believe that the issues prompting you to seek help, have the potential to enable you to move into a new level of self-understanding. That's where my experience and training can really begin to help you. We will explore what's going on for you. How it's impacting you and being to piece together a pathway of awareness and tools to help you move forward in a healthy and more balanced way. I am experienced in help clients with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Addictions, Relationship issues amongst other things.
020 3667 9639 View 020 3667 9639
Photo of Pete Soper, Psychotherapist in Chislehurst, England
Pete Soper
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
Have you found your therapist just yet? It can seem daunting to some with so many to choose from, how do you select correctly? In order to work successfully on your issues its really important to get a good connection with your therapist. Studies tell us that this can lead to better outcomes. Imagine trying to build a relationship and form trust if you do not get along with that person, its probably not going to end well so trust your gut instinct when you reach out, try having a telephone call or video call, monitor how you feel.
Have you found your therapist just yet? It can seem daunting to some with so many to choose from, how do you select correctly? In order to work successfully on your issues its really important to get a good connection with your therapist. Studies tell us that this can lead to better outcomes. Imagine trying to build a relationship and form trust if you do not get along with that person, its probably not going to end well so trust your gut instinct when you reach out, try having a telephone call or video call, monitor how you feel.
020 3892 9601 View 020 3892 9601
Photo of Maria Marchant, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Maria Marchant
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
I am a qualified BACP Therapist and Supervisor. If you are considering how therapy can support you through challenging life events, I can support you by offering a safe & confidential space in which you can begin to examine what may feel impossible right now to resolve by yourself; without fear of being judged and experience, perhaps for the first time, a real feeling of being heard. I work by helping you to explore your thoughts, emotions and life story so far, with the aim of both of us understanding & together making sense of the difficulties you are experiencing. Together, we will then seek a way of moving forward positively.
I am a qualified BACP Therapist and Supervisor. If you are considering how therapy can support you through challenging life events, I can support you by offering a safe & confidential space in which you can begin to examine what may feel impossible right now to resolve by yourself; without fear of being judged and experience, perhaps for the first time, a real feeling of being heard. I work by helping you to explore your thoughts, emotions and life story so far, with the aim of both of us understanding & together making sense of the difficulties you are experiencing. Together, we will then seek a way of moving forward positively.
07476 551643 View 07476 551643
Photo of Emma Carey, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Emma Carey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
As a counsellor, I practice in a pluralistic way which means I draw upon different theoretical approaches when I work with you as an individual – after all, there is only one of you in the world! My aim is to attune to your individual needs and I strive to work in an authentic down to earth way that is interactive and collaborative. Counselling can be daunting so I will work with you at your pace, offering you a space that is non-judgemental, respectful and confidential. Everyone is different, but having a space to talk and actually be heard can be extremely powerful and healing; leading to a greater understanding of yourself.
As a counsellor, I practice in a pluralistic way which means I draw upon different theoretical approaches when I work with you as an individual – after all, there is only one of you in the world! My aim is to attune to your individual needs and I strive to work in an authentic down to earth way that is interactive and collaborative. Counselling can be daunting so I will work with you at your pace, offering you a space that is non-judgemental, respectful and confidential. Everyone is different, but having a space to talk and actually be heard can be extremely powerful and healing; leading to a greater understanding of yourself.
020 4538 8313 View 020 4538 8313
Photo of NeuroAffective-CBT, Psychotherapist in Chislehurst, England
NeuroAffective-CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
Sarah is a successful paralegal in the City who struggled with shameful feelings and self-disgust most of her life. Typically as Christmas was approaching and lots of parties invitations started to arrive on her desk, she would surrender into procrastination and self-criticism, in order to avoid a situation she felt likely to fail, supported by an exaggerated set of predictions about social embarrassment or other social disasters. Sarah struggles to improve her confidence and esteem - in spite of a successful academic and professional life. Her efforts are genuine but exhausting and she often is trapped by episodes of depression.
Sarah is a successful paralegal in the City who struggled with shameful feelings and self-disgust most of her life. Typically as Christmas was approaching and lots of parties invitations started to arrive on her desk, she would surrender into procrastination and self-criticism, in order to avoid a situation she felt likely to fail, supported by an exaggerated set of predictions about social embarrassment or other social disasters. Sarah struggles to improve her confidence and esteem - in spite of a successful academic and professional life. Her efforts are genuine but exhausting and she often is trapped by episodes of depression.
07479 276083 View 07479 276083
Photo of Dr Hanne Warren, Psychologist in Chislehurst, England
Dr Hanne Warren
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
Does saying “no” to people feel painfully hard? Do you judge yourself more harshly than you judge others? Do you often feel like you’re not good enough or failing somehow? Is constantly trying to please people, or trying to get everything right, wearing you out? Are you tired of feeling anxious, depressed or angry all the time? I specialise in helping women struggling with difficulties in: self-esteem & self-confidence; anxiety, depression, stress & anger; people pleasing and perfectionism; relationship and interpersonal difficulties.
Does saying “no” to people feel painfully hard? Do you judge yourself more harshly than you judge others? Do you often feel like you’re not good enough or failing somehow? Is constantly trying to please people, or trying to get everything right, wearing you out? Are you tired of feeling anxious, depressed or angry all the time? I specialise in helping women struggling with difficulties in: self-esteem & self-confidence; anxiety, depression, stress & anger; people pleasing and perfectionism; relationship and interpersonal difficulties.
020 3879 4750 View 020 3879 4750
Photo of Jenny Roberts, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Jenny Roberts
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
I’m an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and an accredited member of BACP with over a decade of clinical experience. I specialise in reducing anxiety and depression, improving relationships, and increasing self-confidence and self-esteem. I also have substantial experience with career issues and life transitions, and can support people through bereavement and significant loss. As a gestalt therapist I tend to focus of on the here-and-now, as it’s only in the present that we can make changes, let go of old patterns, wounds, painful memories and unhelpful beliefs and be able to create something different.
I’m an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and an accredited member of BACP with over a decade of clinical experience. I specialise in reducing anxiety and depression, improving relationships, and increasing self-confidence and self-esteem. I also have substantial experience with career issues and life transitions, and can support people through bereavement and significant loss. As a gestalt therapist I tend to focus of on the here-and-now, as it’s only in the present that we can make changes, let go of old patterns, wounds, painful memories and unhelpful beliefs and be able to create something different.
020 3824 1859 View 020 3824 1859
Photo of Jack Williamson - EMDR Therapist & Couples Therapy, Psychotherapist in Chislehurst, England
Jack Williamson - EMDR Therapist & Couples Therapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chislehurst BR7
Hello there! I'm Jack Williamson, a compassionate and dedicated EMDR and psychodynamic therapist, working with individuals, groups, and couples specializing in individual well-being and fostering healthy relationships with oneself and others. With a wealth of experience, my passion lies in helping individuals & couples navigate life's challenges, empowering them to find fulfillment & discover their true potential. I believe in the power of a supportive authentic therapeutic relationship. In my practice, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences freely.
Hello there! I'm Jack Williamson, a compassionate and dedicated EMDR and psychodynamic therapist, working with individuals, groups, and couples specializing in individual well-being and fostering healthy relationships with oneself and others. With a wealth of experience, my passion lies in helping individuals & couples navigate life's challenges, empowering them to find fulfillment & discover their true potential. I believe in the power of a supportive authentic therapeutic relationship. In my practice, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences freely.
020 3835 4378 View 020 3835 4378
Photo of Lewis Gains, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Lewis Gains
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or a position you have been in before, it can be a bit daunting contacting someone new and unknown. To help with this, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lewis Gains, an experienced therapist who offers you a safe space to speak about whatever it is you wish to bring. You may have specific goals in mind, or you may wish to simply speak and see how things go. What is important is that you have made this step to get to here.
Welcome to my profile. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or a position you have been in before, it can be a bit daunting contacting someone new and unknown. To help with this, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lewis Gains, an experienced therapist who offers you a safe space to speak about whatever it is you wish to bring. You may have specific goals in mind, or you may wish to simply speak and see how things go. What is important is that you have made this step to get to here.
020 3667 0764 View 020 3667 0764
Photo of Debbie Fletcher, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Debbie Fletcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
Are you feeling that now is the right time to to take the next step in changing your life? As a BACP Registered Counsellor with over 20yrs experience, I provide sensitive, confidential counselling to individuals of all ages and couples who are experiencing problems in their relationship that are difficult to resolve. My ethos as a therapist is one of empathic collaboration, to help on your path towards clarity and change. Together we can make links and see patterns enabling you to resolve the issues that are affecting your emotional well being and find practical steps to empower you to move forward. I look forward to meeting you.
Are you feeling that now is the right time to to take the next step in changing your life? As a BACP Registered Counsellor with over 20yrs experience, I provide sensitive, confidential counselling to individuals of all ages and couples who are experiencing problems in their relationship that are difficult to resolve. My ethos as a therapist is one of empathic collaboration, to help on your path towards clarity and change. Together we can make links and see patterns enabling you to resolve the issues that are affecting your emotional well being and find practical steps to empower you to move forward. I look forward to meeting you.
07492 885540 View 07492 885540
Photo of Nichola Hall, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Nichola Hall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7  (Online Only)
I work in my small, discrete private practice in Bromley. I am experienced in working with clients who have difficulty managing anxiety and depression; from all walks of life, genders and spiritual beliefs. I have a special interest in bereavement work. My approach is integrative, I believe that one approach does not 'always fit all', adapting my therapy for each individual need. My work can combine some of the main therapeutic approaches; Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I offer a warm, safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings offering brief (short term) or long term therapy.
I work in my small, discrete private practice in Bromley. I am experienced in working with clients who have difficulty managing anxiety and depression; from all walks of life, genders and spiritual beliefs. I have a special interest in bereavement work. My approach is integrative, I believe that one approach does not 'always fit all', adapting my therapy for each individual need. My work can combine some of the main therapeutic approaches; Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I offer a warm, safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings offering brief (short term) or long term therapy.
07480 486803 View 07480 486803
Photo of Wendy Borrett, Psychotherapist in Chislehurst, England
Wendy Borrett
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor and provide counselling and supervision to individuals and couples. I have helped people with many issues including: anxiety, stress, phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem, depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, sleep disorders, anger, weight management, smoking and past life regression. I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and provide Clinical Hypnotherapy from my private practice in Sidcup, Kent where I have worked as a therapist for 22 years.
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor and provide counselling and supervision to individuals and couples. I have helped people with many issues including: anxiety, stress, phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem, depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, sleep disorders, anger, weight management, smoking and past life regression. I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and provide Clinical Hypnotherapy from my private practice in Sidcup, Kent where I have worked as a therapist for 22 years.
01322 927706 View 01322 927706
Photo of Jolanta Culpan, Psychotherapist in Chislehurst, England
Jolanta Culpan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
We may use different words to describe what's going on for us when we are looking for therapy: unsure, fed up, low, empty, frustrated, anxious, panicky, over-thinking, unable to sleep, too sensitive, or like can't carry on... Perhaps feeling not in control, not belonging, invisible or wanting to escape, or lost. It can be overwhelming, taking too much from us. So starting therapy is right. We can use therapy space, free of judgement, expectation or failure, to talk it all through and work things out.
We may use different words to describe what's going on for us when we are looking for therapy: unsure, fed up, low, empty, frustrated, anxious, panicky, over-thinking, unable to sleep, too sensitive, or like can't carry on... Perhaps feeling not in control, not belonging, invisible or wanting to escape, or lost. It can be overwhelming, taking too much from us. So starting therapy is right. We can use therapy space, free of judgement, expectation or failure, to talk it all through and work things out.
01322 918483 View 01322 918483
Photo of Tara Toole, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Tara Toole
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chislehurst BR7
Let’s face it - life can be tough! Do you feel low/depressed, anxious, or perhaps lacking in self-esteem and confidence? Or maybe you are just feeling generally overwhelmed? Having a space where you can truly be yourself without fear of judgement can be a life changing experience. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns and where you can feel heard, no matter what you may bring to session.
Let’s face it - life can be tough! Do you feel low/depressed, anxious, or perhaps lacking in self-esteem and confidence? Or maybe you are just feeling generally overwhelmed? Having a space where you can truly be yourself without fear of judgement can be a life changing experience. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns and where you can feel heard, no matter what you may bring to session.
020 4538 6053 View 020 4538 6053
Photo of Sandra Williamson, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Sandra Williamson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor working with both adults and adolescents. I have experience of working with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, depression and loss/bereavement. I offer you the time and space free from judgement to express your feelings at your own pace.
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor working with both adults and adolescents. I have experience of working with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, depression and loss/bereavement. I offer you the time and space free from judgement to express your feelings at your own pace.
01689 664645 View 01689 664645
Photo of Maggie Bell, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist & EMDR, Counsellor in Chislehurst, England
Maggie Bell, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist & EMDR
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7
BACP Accredited Counsellor, Registered GHR Master Hypnotherapist, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing with Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Internal Parts Therapy. Over 25 years NHS experience; inpatient, outpatient, community and Private Practice. Complimentary telephone consultation to discuss your therapeutic pathway forward. An integrative therapist with multi-modalities; extensive qualifications, specialisms and experience working with you with all issues. More information can be found on my website; an evolution of many many years.
BACP Accredited Counsellor, Registered GHR Master Hypnotherapist, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing with Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Internal Parts Therapy. Over 25 years NHS experience; inpatient, outpatient, community and Private Practice. Complimentary telephone consultation to discuss your therapeutic pathway forward. An integrative therapist with multi-modalities; extensive qualifications, specialisms and experience working with you with all issues. More information can be found on my website; an evolution of many many years.
020 4538 9918 View 020 4538 9918
Photo of Olivia Djouadi, Psychotherapist in Chislehurst, England
Olivia Djouadi
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chislehurst BR7  (Online Only)
Your life can start to go in a new direction from the resources gained in therapy. I have been working over a decade as a UKCP psychotherapist in helping people to begin again or improve where they are in life. My experience assists those with dissociation, trauma, stress, adoption and situations that have a negative affect on life. I can help you take the steps to a new you. It can feel lonely sitting with a feelings that remain present. I have lived in 8 countries so know moving is not simple and can leave difficult feelings. I am also trained to give the SCID-D assessment for a psychological diagnosis in dissociative disorders.
Your life can start to go in a new direction from the resources gained in therapy. I have been working over a decade as a UKCP psychotherapist in helping people to begin again or improve where they are in life. My experience assists those with dissociation, trauma, stress, adoption and situations that have a negative affect on life. I can help you take the steps to a new you. It can feel lonely sitting with a feelings that remain present. I have lived in 8 countries so know moving is not simple and can leave difficult feelings. I am also trained to give the SCID-D assessment for a psychological diagnosis in dissociative disorders.
020 3984 9310 View 020 3984 9310

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Chislehurst

40+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Chislehurst who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
74% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Vitality
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Chislehurst see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chislehurst?

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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.