Counselling in Combe Down

Photo of Craig Philip Smith, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Craig Philip Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Combe Down BA2  (Online Only)
I can work with you around family issues, teen problems, child behaviour, ASC issues, illness and disability. I will support, collaborate and try to make sense of what is going on. All things eventually pass - I will offer to weather the storm with you. I won’t be judging you or not taking you seriously. We will work together - and it will be work - but we will also aim to have fun and be creative in our work.
I can work with you around family issues, teen problems, child behaviour, ASC issues, illness and disability. I will support, collaborate and try to make sense of what is going on. All things eventually pass - I will offer to weather the storm with you. I won’t be judging you or not taking you seriously. We will work together - and it will be work - but we will also aim to have fun and be creative in our work.
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Photo of Heather Coombe, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Heather Coombe
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Combe Down BA2
Not accepting new clients
If you change nothing, nothing changes but it can be hard to know where to begin. I feel it starts with you being heard and valued. Having your story and your feelings witnessed and validated is extraordinarily powerful and provides the catalyst for change. You will gain a clarity and a sense of perspective as well as an understanding of why you behave in the way you do. Talking to me will feel different from talking to a friend or family member. I will offer you insights and reflections, not opinions or solutions. I am interested in you and your experiences and they matter to me, but as I'm not involved I can remain objective.
If you change nothing, nothing changes but it can be hard to know where to begin. I feel it starts with you being heard and valued. Having your story and your feelings witnessed and validated is extraordinarily powerful and provides the catalyst for change. You will gain a clarity and a sense of perspective as well as an understanding of why you behave in the way you do. Talking to me will feel different from talking to a friend or family member. I will offer you insights and reflections, not opinions or solutions. I am interested in you and your experiences and they matter to me, but as I'm not involved I can remain objective.
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Photo of Tessa Strickland, Psychotherapist in Combe Down, England
Tessa Strickland
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Combe Down BA2
Are you struggling with a relationship or juggling the competing demands of your private and professional life? Are you feeling stuck and uncertain about how to fulfil your potential? Have you recently lost someone close to you? I first sought help as a young mother and the benefits were so enormous, I chose to train as a psychotherapist myself. I work one-to-one and with couples, helping you to identify patterns in your relationship with others, and with yourself, and establishing ways of changing those patterns that do not serve you.
Are you struggling with a relationship or juggling the competing demands of your private and professional life? Are you feeling stuck and uncertain about how to fulfil your potential? Have you recently lost someone close to you? I first sought help as a young mother and the benefits were so enormous, I chose to train as a psychotherapist myself. I work one-to-one and with couples, helping you to identify patterns in your relationship with others, and with yourself, and establishing ways of changing those patterns that do not serve you.
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Photo of Louise Earle, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Louise Earle
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Combe Down BA2
Finding a therapist can feel like a minefield. Ultimately you probably want to find someone to talk to that you feel comfortable with, and who can of course help. I understand how confusing and nerve-wracking it can be to consider therapy and take the first step. I provide clients with a supportive space in which to unpack their challenges. I will help you to get a better handle on what is happening for you. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, significant loss and bereavement, childhood and midlife trauma, as well as difficulty understanding feelings.
Finding a therapist can feel like a minefield. Ultimately you probably want to find someone to talk to that you feel comfortable with, and who can of course help. I understand how confusing and nerve-wracking it can be to consider therapy and take the first step. I provide clients with a supportive space in which to unpack their challenges. I will help you to get a better handle on what is happening for you. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, significant loss and bereavement, childhood and midlife trauma, as well as difficulty understanding feelings.
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Photo of Jade Luck, Psychotherapist in Combe Down, England
Jade Luck
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Life can present challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or disconnected from ourselves. At these times the support of another can help you to find a way forward. I can support you to understand your thoughts and feelings, bringing awareness to where you are feeling stuck. Together we will explore what is currently difficult in the present and look to the past for information that might be helpful. Often our strategies for coping might not be serving us in our current situation. I can help you to understand patterns that may be keeping you stuck and support you to find a way through.
Life can present challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or disconnected from ourselves. At these times the support of another can help you to find a way forward. I can support you to understand your thoughts and feelings, bringing awareness to where you are feeling stuck. Together we will explore what is currently difficult in the present and look to the past for information that might be helpful. Often our strategies for coping might not be serving us in our current situation. I can help you to understand patterns that may be keeping you stuck and support you to find a way through.
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Photo of Antonia Macaro, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Antonia Macaro
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1  (Online Only)
My aim is to help you to live a rich and meaningful life. Through an in-depth, reflective, supportive dialogue, I help you to clarify what you value, disentangling what really matters from old or habitual beliefs; identify and address the patterns that hold you back from living in a way that fully expresses your values; and look at ways in which you can start moving towards that valued life. Do get in touch if you are going through a transition, feel you’re not quite being the person you’d like to be, are struggling with a decision, or simply feel you'd like to understand yourself better and live life more fully.
My aim is to help you to live a rich and meaningful life. Through an in-depth, reflective, supportive dialogue, I help you to clarify what you value, disentangling what really matters from old or habitual beliefs; identify and address the patterns that hold you back from living in a way that fully expresses your values; and look at ways in which you can start moving towards that valued life. Do get in touch if you are going through a transition, feel you’re not quite being the person you’d like to be, are struggling with a decision, or simply feel you'd like to understand yourself better and live life more fully.
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Photo of Georgie Hobbs, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Georgie Hobbs
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
I am available for you on Wednesdays and Fridays in Bath; Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in Bristol. I can help you set clear boundaries, manage anxiety and depression, accept what might need to be accepted, grieve for what has been lost and share in the joy and freedom that we might yet find. Together we can explore whatever’s going on right now and perhaps find out how the past might be interrupting your present.
I am available for you on Wednesdays and Fridays in Bath; Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in Bristol. I can help you set clear boundaries, manage anxiety and depression, accept what might need to be accepted, grieve for what has been lost and share in the joy and freedom that we might yet find. Together we can explore whatever’s going on right now and perhaps find out how the past might be interrupting your present.
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Photo of Michael Blakeborough, Psychotherapist in Combe Down, England
Michael Blakeborough
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bath BA2  (Online Only)
I am experienced in providing counselling to adults and I am ACTO certified for online and telephone counselling and clinical supervision. I use an integrative humanistic approach where I will walk alongside you within your process while providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. I will challenge you when it may be helpful to unlock and discover more about you or your mental health. I will also safely encourage you to connect with your emotions as we work together with no pressure to go any deeper than you are comfortable going, as we build a unique and trusting counselling relationship to reach your goals.
I am experienced in providing counselling to adults and I am ACTO certified for online and telephone counselling and clinical supervision. I use an integrative humanistic approach where I will walk alongside you within your process while providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. I will challenge you when it may be helpful to unlock and discover more about you or your mental health. I will also safely encourage you to connect with your emotions as we work together with no pressure to go any deeper than you are comfortable going, as we build a unique and trusting counselling relationship to reach your goals.
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Photo of Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy in Combe Down, England
Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Our counselling offers help in addressing the difficult areas of your life. This might involve loss and grief, relationship troubles or problems at work. Equally, there are times when the cause is not clear but you still feel something is wrong. Colleagues, family and friends can be a great source of support but it's not always easy to confide in those closest to you. At times like these, talking to someone who is not personally involved can make a difference. A professional counsellor will listen to you without making judgments and can help you find new resources within yourself.
Our counselling offers help in addressing the difficult areas of your life. This might involve loss and grief, relationship troubles or problems at work. Equally, there are times when the cause is not clear but you still feel something is wrong. Colleagues, family and friends can be a great source of support but it's not always easy to confide in those closest to you. At times like these, talking to someone who is not personally involved can make a difference. A professional counsellor will listen to you without making judgments and can help you find new resources within yourself.
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Photo of The Rose May Practice - Sarah Davies , Psychotherapist in Combe Down, England
The Rose May Practice - Sarah Davies
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bath BA1  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in EMDR Trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS, NCYPT & EMDRIA register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including IFS (informed) as a member of the IFS Online Circle in an integrative approach.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in EMDR Trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS, NCYPT & EMDRIA register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including IFS (informed) as a member of the IFS Online Circle in an integrative approach.
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Photo of Randa Bott, Psychotherapist in Combe Down, England
Randa Bott
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
I believe my strongest quality as a therapist is to make you feel accepted, understood, and most of all safe. I believe that only when we feel truly safe, free of judgment and condemnation can we trust, and trust is the most prized of all human emotions. My approach will enable you to be fully involved in every step of the therapy process and to feel truly engaged in every step you take towards your happiness. I am very clear in explaining to my clients what I offer and how I work.
I believe my strongest quality as a therapist is to make you feel accepted, understood, and most of all safe. I believe that only when we feel truly safe, free of judgment and condemnation can we trust, and trust is the most prized of all human emotions. My approach will enable you to be fully involved in every step of the therapy process and to feel truly engaged in every step you take towards your happiness. I am very clear in explaining to my clients what I offer and how I work.
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Photo of Natalie Stott, Psychologist in Combe Down, England
Natalie Stott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bath BA1  (Online Only)
Do you think very little of yourself, are highly critical, yet you keep going and your work and homelife are taking a hit? Are you exhausted from having to put up a front every day ? I am a HCPC registered clinical psychologist. I specialise in working with professionals who are driven and motivated, but who have reached a roadblock. This might be because of the demands of your job, or because of your life circumstances. I can help you to regain your self confidence and work through those intense feelings of anxiety, or not feeling good enough. It is possible make changes and learn to see yourself differently.
Do you think very little of yourself, are highly critical, yet you keep going and your work and homelife are taking a hit? Are you exhausted from having to put up a front every day ? I am a HCPC registered clinical psychologist. I specialise in working with professionals who are driven and motivated, but who have reached a roadblock. This might be because of the demands of your job, or because of your life circumstances. I can help you to regain your self confidence and work through those intense feelings of anxiety, or not feeling good enough. It is possible make changes and learn to see yourself differently.
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Photo of Becky Eaton Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Becky Eaton Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bath BA1  (Online Only)
Welcome. What has brought you here today? Maybe you are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or stress, perhaps you simply have a sense of life not being quite as you would like it to be. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling I am hopeful I can help you find a way through the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer each and every one of my clients a safe space. It is my hope that from this place of safety you will feel able to explore your challenges, identify the ways in which you can support yourself and make the changes, whether internal or external, that will enable you to live your best life.
Welcome. What has brought you here today? Maybe you are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or stress, perhaps you simply have a sense of life not being quite as you would like it to be. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling I am hopeful I can help you find a way through the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer each and every one of my clients a safe space. It is my hope that from this place of safety you will feel able to explore your challenges, identify the ways in which you can support yourself and make the changes, whether internal or external, that will enable you to live your best life.
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Photo of Dean John Gaylard, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Dean John Gaylard
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bath BA2  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression and struggling to recognise your own worth? If so I’d love to offer you a space where you can begin to share your experiences without fear of judgment, expectation or pressure to be anything other than your natural self. My goal is to help you feel as safe, supported and comfortable as possible in our sessions, so we can begin to explore the origins of any difficulties you may be experiencing and find ways to empower and support you moving forwards.
Hello! Are you struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression and struggling to recognise your own worth? If so I’d love to offer you a space where you can begin to share your experiences without fear of judgment, expectation or pressure to be anything other than your natural self. My goal is to help you feel as safe, supported and comfortable as possible in our sessions, so we can begin to explore the origins of any difficulties you may be experiencing and find ways to empower and support you moving forwards.
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Photo of Jacqueline Bailey, Psychologist in Combe Down, England
Jacqueline Bailey
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bath BA2
I am a health psychologist working as a CBT therapist. Please see my website resolvingpain.co.uk for more information. Or you can email me: jacqueline@resolvingpain.co.uk During these times I can offer therapy via Skype and Zoom too if necessary.
I am a health psychologist working as a CBT therapist. Please see my website resolvingpain.co.uk for more information. Or you can email me: jacqueline@resolvingpain.co.uk During these times I can offer therapy via Skype and Zoom too if necessary.
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Photo of Sapling CBT (cbt, emdr, btti for tics) in Combe Down, England
Sapling CBT (cbt, emdr, btti for tics)
MSc
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am a specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. My professional background is Educational Psychology, trauma and attachment therapy with 18 years experience supporting families. I help people aged 8- 24 who have experienced trauma, anxiety, low mood tics and care experienced young people. We will work together to build a bespoke treatment plan, I believe we all have the potential for positive wellbeing, I will work with you to uncover what this means to you. Weekly clinic held in Bath and Bristol and online.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am a specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. My professional background is Educational Psychology, trauma and attachment therapy with 18 years experience supporting families. I help people aged 8- 24 who have experienced trauma, anxiety, low mood tics and care experienced young people. We will work together to build a bespoke treatment plan, I believe we all have the potential for positive wellbeing, I will work with you to uncover what this means to you. Weekly clinic held in Bath and Bristol and online.
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Photo of Beth Bauer, Psychotherapist in Combe Down, England
Beth Bauer
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Are you seeking a compassionate guide to help navigate the complexities of life and confront past traumas? Are you yearning for a safe and supportive environment where you can unravel the tangled threads of suffering? In my approach I incorporate body-centered techniques, recognizing the connection between mind and body. Working therapeutically with the nervous system offers profound benefits, fostering resilience and regulation in the face of stress and trauma. By addressing the physiological manifestations of distress, individuals can experience greater emotional stability and enhanced overall well-being.
Are you seeking a compassionate guide to help navigate the complexities of life and confront past traumas? Are you yearning for a safe and supportive environment where you can unravel the tangled threads of suffering? In my approach I incorporate body-centered techniques, recognizing the connection between mind and body. Working therapeutically with the nervous system offers profound benefits, fostering resilience and regulation in the face of stress and trauma. By addressing the physiological manifestations of distress, individuals can experience greater emotional stability and enhanced overall well-being.
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Photo of Gabi Williams, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Gabi Williams
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bath BA2
Im a Relational therapist with many years of experience working within women's health and addiction services in Bristol. Whatever is bringing you to seek therapy, whether it be relationship issues, trauma or a general sense of overwhelm, burnout or anxiety I can help. I believe that the key to effective therapy is the relationship we co-create in our sessions. We are equals in the room, you bringing your story and individual life experiences, and I in return offering a warm and empathic relationship within which you are safe to begin to explore and untangle life events and beliefs that are/have caused you harm or emotional pain.
Im a Relational therapist with many years of experience working within women's health and addiction services in Bristol. Whatever is bringing you to seek therapy, whether it be relationship issues, trauma or a general sense of overwhelm, burnout or anxiety I can help. I believe that the key to effective therapy is the relationship we co-create in our sessions. We are equals in the room, you bringing your story and individual life experiences, and I in return offering a warm and empathic relationship within which you are safe to begin to explore and untangle life events and beliefs that are/have caused you harm or emotional pain.
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Photo of Emergence Counselling, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Emergence Counselling
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bath BA1
What do you need? It is sometimes helpful to ask yourself - "What are my main goals as I go for counselling? What is important to me right now? How would I like to change?" Often all someone needs is some quality time and space to be able to be themselves, and be heard - not feeling judged no matter what they say, and feel some compassion from somebody who cares. In the busy and sometimes harsh world in which we live, I provide that space for you to come as you are, work with your expressed goals, rediscover a new way forward, and deal with the problems you are experiencing. Often people find a positive change in this scenario.
What do you need? It is sometimes helpful to ask yourself - "What are my main goals as I go for counselling? What is important to me right now? How would I like to change?" Often all someone needs is some quality time and space to be able to be themselves, and be heard - not feeling judged no matter what they say, and feel some compassion from somebody who cares. In the busy and sometimes harsh world in which we live, I provide that space for you to come as you are, work with your expressed goals, rediscover a new way forward, and deal with the problems you are experiencing. Often people find a positive change in this scenario.
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Photo of Marc Le Galle, Counsellor in Combe Down, England
Marc Le Galle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Batheaston BA1
Hi I'm Marc and I have a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Engaging in counselling is an act of courage and can be a rewarding and healing experience. I believe that every one of us has the capacity to change and become the best they can be. Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences.
Hi I'm Marc and I have a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Engaging in counselling is an act of courage and can be a rewarding and healing experience. I believe that every one of us has the capacity to change and become the best they can be. Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Combe Down

< 10

Counsellors in Combe Down who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Bereavement
75% Parenting
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in Combe Down see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Combe Down?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.