Counselling in Cumbria

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Photo of Dr Joanne Marie Milner, Psychologist in Cumbria, England
Dr Joanne Marie Milner
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
In person sessions available from Jan 2024 - Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, addiction, or other difficulties with your mental health? Are you trapped in a repetitive cycle of addicitive behaviour or relationship conflict? Are you repeating habits and patterns in relationships that you would rather not but struggle to find a way out of? Are you living in your head rather than in your life? Do you struggle with feelings of shame and criticism and have low self esteem? Are you struggling to escape your past and living it in your present? Would you like to have a life of your own design and increased well-being?
In person sessions available from Jan 2024 - Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, addiction, or other difficulties with your mental health? Are you trapped in a repetitive cycle of addicitive behaviour or relationship conflict? Are you repeating habits and patterns in relationships that you would rather not but struggle to find a way out of? Are you living in your head rather than in your life? Do you struggle with feelings of shame and criticism and have low self esteem? Are you struggling to escape your past and living it in your present? Would you like to have a life of your own design and increased well-being?
0191 917 5921 View 0191 917 5921
Photo of Pine Cone Counselling, Counsellor in Cumbria, England
Pine Cone Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
If you are considering counselling, you are probably experiencing some form of difficulty in your life at the moment. You may be struggling with relationship issues, a lack of meaning or purpose in life, or be living with anxiety, depression, guilt or shame, all influenced by your own unique life experience and context. I am aware how personal and difficult it can be to find the right counsellor, so I really hope to answer some of your questions to help you in your decision.
If you are considering counselling, you are probably experiencing some form of difficulty in your life at the moment. You may be struggling with relationship issues, a lack of meaning or purpose in life, or be living with anxiety, depression, guilt or shame, all influenced by your own unique life experience and context. I am aware how personal and difficult it can be to find the right counsellor, so I really hope to answer some of your questions to help you in your decision.
01900 511026 View 01900 511026
Photo of Johanna Lakin, Psychotherapist in Cumbria, England
Johanna Lakin
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified Person-Centred psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I will provide you a non judgemental, accepting and empathic environment, where we can look more closely at the distress you are feeling and how it is impacting your life. We will explore what your needs are and with that your decisions and potential for growth can become clearer and more fully formed. By creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can navigate your thoughts, feelings and experiences (past and present) to better understand how they have worked together to form your understanding of who you are and how you perceive yourself in the world.
I am a qualified Person-Centred psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I will provide you a non judgemental, accepting and empathic environment, where we can look more closely at the distress you are feeling and how it is impacting your life. We will explore what your needs are and with that your decisions and potential for growth can become clearer and more fully formed. By creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can navigate your thoughts, feelings and experiences (past and present) to better understand how they have worked together to form your understanding of who you are and how you perceive yourself in the world.
01228 585119 View 01228 585119
Photo of Acorns Therapy South Lakes, Counsellor in Cumbria, England
Acorns Therapy South Lakes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Please note - I am not currently taking clients due to being on maternity leave until November 24. I am an experienced, empathic, creative therapist, working with children, young people, and adults who may be experiencing stress and low mood, worries, or feel down about themselves. I support individuals who have experienced trauma, or who are struggling with difficult life experiences. I have training and experience in both therapeutic person centred counselling, creative therapies, and cognitive behavioural therapy, so can adapt my approach to meet your needs. Being a mum myself, I understand how important support is for families.
Please note - I am not currently taking clients due to being on maternity leave until November 24. I am an experienced, empathic, creative therapist, working with children, young people, and adults who may be experiencing stress and low mood, worries, or feel down about themselves. I support individuals who have experienced trauma, or who are struggling with difficult life experiences. I have training and experience in both therapeutic person centred counselling, creative therapies, and cognitive behavioural therapy, so can adapt my approach to meet your needs. Being a mum myself, I understand how important support is for families.
01539 761544 View 01539 761544
Photo of Katie Keighley Counselling, Counsellor in Cumbria, England
Katie Keighley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Making the decision to talk to a therapist about how you are feeling can be one of the toughest ones you’ll make, but it can be life changing. Depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, a life changing decision, relationships, work, identity, a diagnosis, supporting someone else and feel forgotten, neglected, perhaps you are just drifting and feeling lost without purpose. A new problem or one that has been buried within for years. Share and be liberated without judgement. I will support you into your positive future, without camouflage or disguise.
Making the decision to talk to a therapist about how you are feeling can be one of the toughest ones you’ll make, but it can be life changing. Depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, a life changing decision, relationships, work, identity, a diagnosis, supporting someone else and feel forgotten, neglected, perhaps you are just drifting and feeling lost without purpose. A new problem or one that has been buried within for years. Share and be liberated without judgement. I will support you into your positive future, without camouflage or disguise.
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Photo of Dr Rosa Clare Chapman, Psychotherapist in Cumbria, England
Dr Rosa Clare Chapman
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hi! I’m a friendly and experienced psychotherapist who is UKCP and MBACP registered. I believe everyone is capable of change and making the best of their lives. I listen carefully without judgement and provide a safe space to develop a positive and trusting relationship to work through problems and issues. Sometimes these difficulties can be a reaction to a situation or perhaps a more deep rooted issue that affects the way we communicate or behave - possibly we are seeking support for something we are simply unable to fathom alone. Everyone has their own presentation and way of being - we will work together to meet your needs.
Hi! I’m a friendly and experienced psychotherapist who is UKCP and MBACP registered. I believe everyone is capable of change and making the best of their lives. I listen carefully without judgement and provide a safe space to develop a positive and trusting relationship to work through problems and issues. Sometimes these difficulties can be a reaction to a situation or perhaps a more deep rooted issue that affects the way we communicate or behave - possibly we are seeking support for something we are simply unable to fathom alone. Everyone has their own presentation and way of being - we will work together to meet your needs.
0115 647 3371 View 0115 647 3371
Photo of Deborah Louise Brown, Counsellor in Cumbria, England
Deborah Louise Brown
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I work as an integrative counsellor and provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about any anxieties, concerns or difficulties. Individual therapy can assist with a wide range of difficulties, providing a sense of relief and a renewed sense of hope and possibility for life. I can help with a particular problem or symptom, or help to explore your life more fully in the hope of achieving greater peace of mind.
I work as an integrative counsellor and provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about any anxieties, concerns or difficulties. Individual therapy can assist with a wide range of difficulties, providing a sense of relief and a renewed sense of hope and possibility for life. I can help with a particular problem or symptom, or help to explore your life more fully in the hope of achieving greater peace of mind.
01946 556787 View 01946 556787
Photo of Michael James, Psychotherapist in Cumbria, England
Michael James
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I’m an Integrative Relational Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. The essence of my practice is 'person-centred' in that I am always led by the client's needs as presented to me. In this way 'therapy' is always grounded in the trans-formative power of trusting and collaborative relationships. Our work together should then stand as an open invitation to go beyond our sense of limitation and to help establish a greater sense of well-being, meaningful identity and purpose.
I’m an Integrative Relational Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. The essence of my practice is 'person-centred' in that I am always led by the client's needs as presented to me. In this way 'therapy' is always grounded in the trans-formative power of trusting and collaborative relationships. Our work together should then stand as an open invitation to go beyond our sense of limitation and to help establish a greater sense of well-being, meaningful identity and purpose.
01229 260984 View 01229 260984
Photo of Keith Oulton, Psychotherapist in Cumbria, England
Keith Oulton
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton CA8  (Online Only)
When I work with clients my aim is to provide you with the space where I can assist you to figure out how to resolve the issues that have brought you to therapy. My approach is to help the skills you need to implement the solutions you need.
When I work with clients my aim is to provide you with the space where I can assist you to figure out how to resolve the issues that have brought you to therapy. My approach is to help the skills you need to implement the solutions you need.
0115 647 7316 View 0115 647 7316
Photo of Louisa Waite in Cumbria, England
Louisa Waite
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Are you an adult or teen struggling with anxiety or self doubt? Do you struggle with feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, loneliness, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem or worry about being judged or rejected by others? Or perhaps you've experienced trauma or challenging life transitions? If so, are you looking for an empowering and client-centred therapist to help you achieve your true potential, who can support you to develop the tools, skills and strategies you need to cultivate confidence and reignite your sense of passion and purpose? If this sounds like you, if any of this resonates, I would LOVE to work with you!
Are you an adult or teen struggling with anxiety or self doubt? Do you struggle with feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, loneliness, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem or worry about being judged or rejected by others? Or perhaps you've experienced trauma or challenging life transitions? If so, are you looking for an empowering and client-centred therapist to help you achieve your true potential, who can support you to develop the tools, skills and strategies you need to cultivate confidence and reignite your sense of passion and purpose? If this sounds like you, if any of this resonates, I would LOVE to work with you!
0117 463 1732 View 0117 463 1732
Photo of Addiction Counselling- Karl Markwell, Counsellor in Cumbria, England
Addiction Counselling- Karl Markwell
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlisle CA1  (Online Only)
Addiction can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. We look look to rebuild the relationships we have damaged and time that we have lost. Explore the causes and solutions to the behaviours that are causing us and those we love harm. Maybe you're a friend or family member of someone suffering from addiction and would like support and guidance on how best to help your loved one? Maybe you've been to treatment for your addiction and wish to continue the work you have started, or you are in long-term recovery and need the support of someone who understands your past. Perhaps you need a therapist that specialises in LGBTQ+ issues.
Addiction can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. We look look to rebuild the relationships we have damaged and time that we have lost. Explore the causes and solutions to the behaviours that are causing us and those we love harm. Maybe you're a friend or family member of someone suffering from addiction and would like support and guidance on how best to help your loved one? Maybe you've been to treatment for your addiction and wish to continue the work you have started, or you are in long-term recovery and need the support of someone who understands your past. Perhaps you need a therapist that specialises in LGBTQ+ issues.
023 9200 1784 View 023 9200 1784
Photo of Mary Kathleen Fletcher, Psychotherapist in Cumbria, England
Mary Kathleen Fletcher
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Mary. Thank you for reaching out. You might be seeking counselling for many different reasons. Maybe you are in crisis right now, and are feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you would like to think or behave differently, feel happier, identify the inner resources available to you, explore your choices in life, build your confidence, or feel as though you are fulfilling your potential. You can talk about anything in counselling. I will not judge you. My aim is to create a trusting relationship, giving you time to be fully heard, and a space where hopefully you feel safe and comfortable enough to explore what’s troubling you.
Hello, I'm Mary. Thank you for reaching out. You might be seeking counselling for many different reasons. Maybe you are in crisis right now, and are feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you would like to think or behave differently, feel happier, identify the inner resources available to you, explore your choices in life, build your confidence, or feel as though you are fulfilling your potential. You can talk about anything in counselling. I will not judge you. My aim is to create a trusting relationship, giving you time to be fully heard, and a space where hopefully you feel safe and comfortable enough to explore what’s troubling you.
01229 317454 View 01229 317454
Photo of Jude Beveridge, Counsellor in Cumbria, England
Jude Beveridge
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks or depression? Do you find school or college or university a challenge? Do you find it difficult to say no? Do you compare yourself to others? Do you feel angry? Is family life a struggle? Do you lack confidence or have low self-esteem? Do you feel isolated and alone? Do you find friendships or relationships a struggle? Finding it hard to decide on your next steps? Then I may be able to help. Finding the right person to talk to is important so I offer a free 15 min zoom chat so we can meet each other.
Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks or depression? Do you find school or college or university a challenge? Do you find it difficult to say no? Do you compare yourself to others? Do you feel angry? Is family life a struggle? Do you lack confidence or have low self-esteem? Do you feel isolated and alone? Do you find friendships or relationships a struggle? Finding it hard to decide on your next steps? Then I may be able to help. Finding the right person to talk to is important so I offer a free 15 min zoom chat so we can meet each other.
0115 647 0506 View 0115 647 0506
Photo of Bay Psychology® , Psychologist in Cumbria, England
Bay Psychology®
Psychologist
Verified Verified
I'm a HCPC registered Consultant Psychologist, with doctoral level professional training, and a Chartered & Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Your therapy will always be progressed at your own pace, with the assurance that I have 25 years' experience of working sensitively, confidentially and collaboratively with my clients. After an initial formulation, I will use any evidence-based approaches you prefer to help you learn new coping strategies, process important issues & emotions and work towards achieving your personal goals/recovery. Most sessions are remote but I offer some face-to-face therapy in Cumbria
I'm a HCPC registered Consultant Psychologist, with doctoral level professional training, and a Chartered & Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Your therapy will always be progressed at your own pace, with the assurance that I have 25 years' experience of working sensitively, confidentially and collaboratively with my clients. After an initial formulation, I will use any evidence-based approaches you prefer to help you learn new coping strategies, process important issues & emotions and work towards achieving your personal goals/recovery. Most sessions are remote but I offer some face-to-face therapy in Cumbria
01229 260838 View 01229 260838
Photo of Euan Mckinnon, Counsellor in Cumbria, England
Euan Mckinnon
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Euan. I am offering face-to-face or online support in a welcoming and engaging environment. I have always found it useful in my life to notice and respect each other’s differences, while at the same time being curious about what makes us unique. In these rapidly changing times, it feels more relevant than ever to provide a space where we can express and share our thoughts and feelings. As a psychotherapist in advanced clinical training, I am able to provide that space and support for those experiencing difficulties in their life.
Hello, I’m Euan. I am offering face-to-face or online support in a welcoming and engaging environment. I have always found it useful in my life to notice and respect each other’s differences, while at the same time being curious about what makes us unique. In these rapidly changing times, it feels more relevant than ever to provide a space where we can express and share our thoughts and feelings. As a psychotherapist in advanced clinical training, I am able to provide that space and support for those experiencing difficulties in their life.
01229 317122 View 01229 317122
Photo of John Warrington, Counsellor in Cumbria, England
John Warrington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm John. I offer down to earth counselling to help you make sense of whatever it is you're experiencing. I will offer you time and space for you to talk through your problems confidentially. I am there to listen to you. I will not use complicated jargon but will listen to what you have to say, with an appropriate use of humour to put you at ease. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and being genuine. I served in the Royal Navy and worked in high-pressured Businesses. My Facebook Page is Counselling Minds. Also on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. Thanks for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
Hi, I'm John. I offer down to earth counselling to help you make sense of whatever it is you're experiencing. I will offer you time and space for you to talk through your problems confidentially. I am there to listen to you. I will not use complicated jargon but will listen to what you have to say, with an appropriate use of humour to put you at ease. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and being genuine. I served in the Royal Navy and worked in high-pressured Businesses. My Facebook Page is Counselling Minds. Also on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. Thanks for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
01524 917953 View 01524 917953
Photo of Ben Davis, Psychologist in Cumbria, England
Ben Davis
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penrith CA10  (Online Only)
Hello. I'm Dr Ben Davis, an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I have experience in working with people with a range of psychological issues including depression, different kinds of anxiety (e.g health, OCD, PTSD/trauma, phobias), bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, occupational difficulties (e.g burnout), supporting neurodiversity (e.g. autism/Asperger's) and neuropsychological difficulties (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis & stroke) . I have worked with people who are living with physical health conditions (including life limiting diagnoses) for several years and currently support NHS staff as part of a new NHS initiative.
Hello. I'm Dr Ben Davis, an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I have experience in working with people with a range of psychological issues including depression, different kinds of anxiety (e.g health, OCD, PTSD/trauma, phobias), bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, occupational difficulties (e.g burnout), supporting neurodiversity (e.g. autism/Asperger's) and neuropsychological difficulties (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis & stroke) . I have worked with people who are living with physical health conditions (including life limiting diagnoses) for several years and currently support NHS staff as part of a new NHS initiative.
01228 276896 View 01228 276896
Photo of Karyn Segers, Psychotherapist in Cumbria, England
Karyn Segers
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I specialise in addressing an individual’s mental, emotional, physical, and energetic health, recognising the impact of trauma. I provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for exploration, offering a multi-dimensional, progressive, holistic, and integrative approach. This allows me to help individuals address deep-rooted patterns, past life issues, inner child trauma, and challenges related to trauma and the mind-body-energy connection contributing to mental health challenges. My goal is to support individuals in achieving holistic healing and well-being by addressing these interconnected aspects of their health.
I specialise in addressing an individual’s mental, emotional, physical, and energetic health, recognising the impact of trauma. I provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for exploration, offering a multi-dimensional, progressive, holistic, and integrative approach. This allows me to help individuals address deep-rooted patterns, past life issues, inner child trauma, and challenges related to trauma and the mind-body-energy connection contributing to mental health challenges. My goal is to support individuals in achieving holistic healing and well-being by addressing these interconnected aspects of their health.
01229 444821 View 01229 444821
Photo of Stella Jean Compton Dickinson, Psychotherapist in Cumbria, England
Stella Jean Compton Dickinson
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is GP recommended for relationship challenges. I have effectively treated people of all ages suffering with anxiety, depression, bereavement, eating disorders, self-harm and relationship problems. I specialise in mentoring young people towards achieving their goals. I work with performing artists, professionals in sport, law, science, finance, healthcare and high-stress media occupations. I am an ACAT accredited, UKCP, BACP psychotherapist registered with the professional standards authority, providing CAT, CBT integrative and longer-term counselling from two lovely clinic venues and online.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is GP recommended for relationship challenges. I have effectively treated people of all ages suffering with anxiety, depression, bereavement, eating disorders, self-harm and relationship problems. I specialise in mentoring young people towards achieving their goals. I work with performing artists, professionals in sport, law, science, finance, healthcare and high-stress media occupations. I am an ACAT accredited, UKCP, BACP psychotherapist registered with the professional standards authority, providing CAT, CBT integrative and longer-term counselling from two lovely clinic venues and online.
020 3962 1809 View 020 3962 1809
Photo of Marcia Christian, Counsellor in Cumbria, England
Marcia Christian
Counsellor, MA, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Not an easy place to be seeking counselling help! It can be a minefield trying to find your way through this unfamiliar world, whilst struggling with your own questions, fears, and concerns about yourself, your relationships and your future. If this is the first or the twenty-first time you are considering counselling do keep going to find the person who is the right fit to help you! I, Marcia, may be that person...
Not an easy place to be seeking counselling help! It can be a minefield trying to find your way through this unfamiliar world, whilst struggling with your own questions, fears, and concerns about yourself, your relationships and your future. If this is the first or the twenty-first time you are considering counselling do keep going to find the person who is the right fit to help you! I, Marcia, may be that person...
01228 276920 View 01228 276920

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cumbria

70+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Cumbria who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
86% Stress
84% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
61% AXA PPP
54% WPA

How Counsellors in Cumbria see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cumbria?

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.