Counselling in Dewsbury

Pete Forde
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
My client is a parent, who has concerns about their child's (or the student's) learning. Or my client is the teacher or SENCo at school who has similar concerns about the client's learning. The referrer wants the best for the client. At this stage, however, they want the advice of an Educational Psychologist, someone who has experience of working with hundreds of child and student clients and assessing their special educational needs. The referrers want the EP to become immersed in the details concerning the client, including face-to-face meetings and assessments. The referrer want an EP report that they can understand and implement
My client is a parent, who has concerns about their child's (or the student's) learning. Or my client is the teacher or SENCo at school who has similar concerns about the client's learning. The referrer wants the best for the client. At this stage, however, they want the advice of an Educational Psychologist, someone who has experience of working with hundreds of child and student clients and assessing their special educational needs. The referrers want the EP to become immersed in the details concerning the client, including face-to-face meetings and assessments. The referrer want an EP report that they can understand and implement
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Tina Waddington
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Dewsbury WF13
Everybody who comes to counselling has different aims and outcomes that they want to achieve. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I believe it can unlock thoughts and emotions and help you to process your experiences, exploring your current difficulties, alongside historic issues and relationships.
Everybody who comes to counselling has different aims and outcomes that they want to achieve. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I believe it can unlock thoughts and emotions and help you to process your experiences, exploring your current difficulties, alongside historic issues and relationships.
01924 977645 View 01924 977645
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Sarah Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
My name is Sarah, I provide over 18's counselling at an affordable rate. I use different counselling theories and models to suit the need of the person. I'm DBS checked, and cover a vast of presenting issues you may have including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harming, addictions, and so much more. Free assessment provided. Working for you and creating a safe, confidential environment for you to work with your thoughts and feelings.
My name is Sarah, I provide over 18's counselling at an affordable rate. I use different counselling theories and models to suit the need of the person. I'm DBS checked, and cover a vast of presenting issues you may have including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harming, addictions, and so much more. Free assessment provided. Working for you and creating a safe, confidential environment for you to work with your thoughts and feelings.
07449 471908 View 07449 471908
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Sonder Therapies - Emdr & CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Ollie, a CBT/EMDR therapist with 12 years experience. I specialise in working with OCD, Trauma/PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety and Depression. I'm also trained in Tourettes/Tik disorders, Gambling addiction and Perinatal care. My passion is seeing clients regain their joie de vivre, overcome their fears and retake control of their lives. I'm authentic, down to earth, honest and transparent. To be congruent as therapists, we need to own ourselves - It's vital to therapy - Being relatable, being present, being there. Marcus Aurelius once said: “You have power over your mind, not external events - Know this and you will find strength”
Hi, I'm Ollie, a CBT/EMDR therapist with 12 years experience. I specialise in working with OCD, Trauma/PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety and Depression. I'm also trained in Tourettes/Tik disorders, Gambling addiction and Perinatal care. My passion is seeing clients regain their joie de vivre, overcome their fears and retake control of their lives. I'm authentic, down to earth, honest and transparent. To be congruent as therapists, we need to own ourselves - It's vital to therapy - Being relatable, being present, being there. Marcus Aurelius once said: “You have power over your mind, not external events - Know this and you will find strength”
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Halina Julia Hewson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dewsbury WF13
Not accepting new clients
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
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Abeda Aswat
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF13
Do you struggle with managing your mental health? Is it making you feel stuck and overwhelmed? I offer a safe, confidential and respectful environment to help you explore your issues. Seeking therapy can be scary and it takes courage to make the first step. With my support, you can take those steps and build on the changes you want. I will provide a confidential, non-judgemental, empathic approach for you to explore these feelings, tailoring that approach in order for you to reach a better place in your life.
Do you struggle with managing your mental health? Is it making you feel stuck and overwhelmed? I offer a safe, confidential and respectful environment to help you explore your issues. Seeking therapy can be scary and it takes courage to make the first step. With my support, you can take those steps and build on the changes you want. I will provide a confidential, non-judgemental, empathic approach for you to explore these feelings, tailoring that approach in order for you to reach a better place in your life.
0113 733 7852 View 0113 733 7852
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Wakefield & Ossett Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dewsbury WF12
Are you facing lifes challenges like grief and loss including babies and children, anxiety, depression, phobias, relationship/couples issues , stress, work related issues, health problems etc. then I am here for you to listen and help you explore how to move forward in your life.
Are you facing lifes challenges like grief and loss including babies and children, anxiety, depression, phobias, relationship/couples issues , stress, work related issues, health problems etc. then I am here for you to listen and help you explore how to move forward in your life.
01924 927126 View 01924 927126
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Sanctuary Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
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Victoria Northern
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dewsbury WF12
I work with adults and young people with various presenting difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, phobias, stress, trauma, depression, anger, loss, low self esteem, self harm, relationship problems and abuse. Counselling is a process people seek when they want changes in their life. It can help us to understand and have better clarity of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Let me ask you…Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to feel happier? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you feeling lost or hopeless? Are you battling with your inner critic? Do you want to heal from your past? If so let’s start your journey to discovering a new you.
I work with adults and young people with various presenting difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, phobias, stress, trauma, depression, anger, loss, low self esteem, self harm, relationship problems and abuse. Counselling is a process people seek when they want changes in their life. It can help us to understand and have better clarity of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Let me ask you…Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to feel happier? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you feeling lost or hopeless? Are you battling with your inner critic? Do you want to heal from your past? If so let’s start your journey to discovering a new you.
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Jennifer Gledhill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
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Iffat Akhtar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12  (Online Only)
I’m here to start your healing journey with you. This is your safe space, where you can explore the pain and trauma that you’ve held with you for however long. I can imagine the thought of sharing this with somebody new is daunting and maybe even scary for some .. but that’s okay. Trust the process and allow yourself to be in this journey together. For my Muslim clients, I may combine elements of an Islamic model for therapy which solidifies the therapeutic relationship.
I’m here to start your healing journey with you. This is your safe space, where you can explore the pain and trauma that you’ve held with you for however long. I can imagine the thought of sharing this with somebody new is daunting and maybe even scary for some .. but that’s okay. Trust the process and allow yourself to be in this journey together. For my Muslim clients, I may combine elements of an Islamic model for therapy which solidifies the therapeutic relationship.
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Steve Howey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF13
Hi, You may be struggling at the minute.Be that anxiety, depression, family-issues, grief, feeling overwhelmed or numb .You want help, dignity, and to be heard and respected. Perhaps, you want someone to take the time to really understand what you’re going through. Do you want someone who isn’t going to make assumptions, and isn’t going to judge you and make you feel ashamed? Would you like the care, and dedication of a qualified counsellor to work through your thought, feelings, and emotions?£50 for face to face sessions in LS1, £45 for face to face sessions in LS11, and online available at £40.00 per session.
Hi, You may be struggling at the minute.Be that anxiety, depression, family-issues, grief, feeling overwhelmed or numb .You want help, dignity, and to be heard and respected. Perhaps, you want someone to take the time to really understand what you’re going through. Do you want someone who isn’t going to make assumptions, and isn’t going to judge you and make you feel ashamed? Would you like the care, and dedication of a qualified counsellor to work through your thought, feelings, and emotions?£50 for face to face sessions in LS1, £45 for face to face sessions in LS11, and online available at £40.00 per session.
0113 519 1221 View 0113 519 1221
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Odin Waters
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, my name's Odin. The idea of counselling can be pretty unsettling. But you've probably done the hardest part already - you're here and you've accepted the possibility you might need some help with whatever's going on for you. That's already a really big and brave step. If you decide you might like to work with me, then we can safely and confidentially, with respect, compassion, empathy and gentle honesty, have a look at whatever's concerning you. Whatever it is, however hard it feels, I'm here if you want to look at it together.
Hi there, my name's Odin. The idea of counselling can be pretty unsettling. But you've probably done the hardest part already - you're here and you've accepted the possibility you might need some help with whatever's going on for you. That's already a really big and brave step. If you decide you might like to work with me, then we can safely and confidentially, with respect, compassion, empathy and gentle honesty, have a look at whatever's concerning you. Whatever it is, however hard it feels, I'm here if you want to look at it together.
01924 975479 View 01924 975479
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Kirsty White
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and EMDR Therapy to Adults, Children and Young People. I work from a private office in Ossett, Flushdyke near Wakefield. I also provide remote support through zoom or telephone and those local, walk and talk therapy. I provide a completely safe and non judgemental space to ensure you have the opportunity to work through any difficulties you are experiencing. I am an Accredited Registered Member of the BACP and BABCP and I adhere to their Code of Ethics & Practice. I attend regular supervision.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and EMDR Therapy to Adults, Children and Young People. I work from a private office in Ossett, Flushdyke near Wakefield. I also provide remote support through zoom or telephone and those local, walk and talk therapy. I provide a completely safe and non judgemental space to ensure you have the opportunity to work through any difficulties you are experiencing. I am an Accredited Registered Member of the BACP and BABCP and I adhere to their Code of Ethics & Practice. I attend regular supervision.
01924 978930 View 01924 978930
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Aspire Play Therapy
Counsellor, MA, PTUK
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
Play Therapy can help support social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and also children who are struggling with confused and upsetting experiences. Difficulties that can be supported through Play Therapy include anger, phobias, friendships, concentration, loss and bereavement, anxiety, parental separation, trauma, sibling rivalry, hyperactivity, behavioural issues, emotional literacy and many others. Through the support of the therapist, play can help a child achieve their full potential. You can contact me to arrange a free consultation in which your child's difficulties can be discussed and therapeutic goals agreed.
Play Therapy can help support social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and also children who are struggling with confused and upsetting experiences. Difficulties that can be supported through Play Therapy include anger, phobias, friendships, concentration, loss and bereavement, anxiety, parental separation, trauma, sibling rivalry, hyperactivity, behavioural issues, emotional literacy and many others. Through the support of the therapist, play can help a child achieve their full potential. You can contact me to arrange a free consultation in which your child's difficulties can be discussed and therapeutic goals agreed.
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Heather Pearce
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
Hi, I'm Heather, a qualified and experienced Counsellor, Couples Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with over 14 years’ experience of supporting children, young people and adults. I offer a friendly, confidential counselling service using a client centred approach. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues and integrate my knowledge and skills to ensure the best results for my clients. I offer short and long term counselling work based on individual needs, allowing clients the space to feel heard and explore issues at their own pace, in a safe, non judgemental and professional environment.
Hi, I'm Heather, a qualified and experienced Counsellor, Couples Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with over 14 years’ experience of supporting children, young people and adults. I offer a friendly, confidential counselling service using a client centred approach. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues and integrate my knowledge and skills to ensure the best results for my clients. I offer short and long term counselling work based on individual needs, allowing clients the space to feel heard and explore issues at their own pace, in a safe, non judgemental and professional environment.
0113 519 0010 View 0113 519 0010
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Paramount Therapy Center Limited
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
I work as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. I have experience assessing and assisting people with mental health conditions and hidden disabilities within their workplaces. I have specialist knowledge and experience in Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I follow the BACP code of ethics. This means that I work with honesty, integrity, mission, and values. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis using Person-centered therapeutic Approach. I work with Young People, Couple in Relationship, Families, Domestic Violence, SPIP.
I work as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. I have experience assessing and assisting people with mental health conditions and hidden disabilities within their workplaces. I have specialist knowledge and experience in Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I follow the BACP code of ethics. This means that I work with honesty, integrity, mission, and values. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis using Person-centered therapeutic Approach. I work with Young People, Couple in Relationship, Families, Domestic Violence, SPIP.
0113 487 2354 View 0113 487 2354
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Omair Saeed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF12
Have you lost the real you? Life can become busy - You may be feeling tired or have a lack of interest in doing the things you previously enjoyed? Is life just feeling overwhelming? You might like to feel less anxious, have more self esteem and have better relationships with the people around you? Counselling has helped so many people to explore these feelings. I have worked with trauma and anxiety related issues. Perhaps these are contributing to you living a life far from your ideal? Every person is unique - You all have a different history and a different goal in life. Is your past hindering you in moving forward in your life?
Have you lost the real you? Life can become busy - You may be feeling tired or have a lack of interest in doing the things you previously enjoyed? Is life just feeling overwhelming? You might like to feel less anxious, have more self esteem and have better relationships with the people around you? Counselling has helped so many people to explore these feelings. I have worked with trauma and anxiety related issues. Perhaps these are contributing to you living a life far from your ideal? Every person is unique - You all have a different history and a different goal in life. Is your past hindering you in moving forward in your life?
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Kelly Burnett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dewsbury WF13
Sometimes life can throw up unexpected challenges and we find that things that wouldn't normally bother us do. You may find yourself stuck, and unable to move forward; to make the change you so badly desire. It may be that you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed or stressed leaving you constantly worrying and struggling to sleep. Perhaps, you are having problems at work or in your relationships, or maybe you have suffered at the hands of others which impacts on your emotions and behaviours now. If any of this resonates with you, counselling can help develop the self-awareness you need and give you the tools to move you forward.
Sometimes life can throw up unexpected challenges and we find that things that wouldn't normally bother us do. You may find yourself stuck, and unable to move forward; to make the change you so badly desire. It may be that you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed or stressed leaving you constantly worrying and struggling to sleep. Perhaps, you are having problems at work or in your relationships, or maybe you have suffered at the hands of others which impacts on your emotions and behaviours now. If any of this resonates with you, counselling can help develop the self-awareness you need and give you the tools to move you forward.
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Karen - Shoreline YCC
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Mirfield WF14  (Online Only)
Whatever has brought you here, I'm sorry that you are having difficulties, maybe I can be of help, so why not get in touch to see if I am the right counsellor for you? I am a caring, kind, and compassionate person who can offer you a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space to explore your concerns. Together we will work using tools and techniques to support you to make changes. As we build a trusting, confidential and genuine relationship we will determine what your needs and goals are. We will agree a flexible approach using psychotherapeutic counselling and or hypnotherapy, and maybe some coaching, taking one step at a time.
Whatever has brought you here, I'm sorry that you are having difficulties, maybe I can be of help, so why not get in touch to see if I am the right counsellor for you? I am a caring, kind, and compassionate person who can offer you a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space to explore your concerns. Together we will work using tools and techniques to support you to make changes. As we build a trusting, confidential and genuine relationship we will determine what your needs and goals are. We will agree a flexible approach using psychotherapeutic counselling and or hypnotherapy, and maybe some coaching, taking one step at a time.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dewsbury

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Dewsbury who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
68% Bereavement
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
40% Health Assured
20% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Dewsbury see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dewsbury?

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.