Counselling in Dursley

Photo of Elaine Freeman Therapies Ltd, Psychotherapist in Dursley, England
Elaine Freeman Therapies Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Dursley GL11
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Counsellor, EMDR Therapist and an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist. I work with both Young People and Adults. I have over 20 years experience and have worked in the voluntary and private sectors and in the NHS.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Counsellor, EMDR Therapist and an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist. I work with both Young People and Adults. I have over 20 years experience and have worked in the voluntary and private sectors and in the NHS.
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Miranda Carey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dursley GL11
Is anxiety, low mood, anger, lack of confidence and low self esteem affecting the quality and enjoyment of your life? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and not able to cope with these thoughts and feelings, perhaps not understanding where they have come from? This is where counselling can help. I can give you a safe and confidential space to talk about your present, past and future concerns. Together we can work towards a brighter future and personal fulfillment. The core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence will help you realise you are your own best helper and how to help yourself.
Is anxiety, low mood, anger, lack of confidence and low self esteem affecting the quality and enjoyment of your life? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and not able to cope with these thoughts and feelings, perhaps not understanding where they have come from? This is where counselling can help. I can give you a safe and confidential space to talk about your present, past and future concerns. Together we can work towards a brighter future and personal fulfillment. The core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence will help you realise you are your own best helper and how to help yourself.
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Dr Paul Bibby
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Dursley GL11
Modern life is busy and can be challenging for many of us at some time in our lives. Anxiety, depression and other difficulties can get in the way of living the life that we want, and it can be hard to figure out what to do for the best. Working with an experienced therapist who'll listen in a non-judgemental way to help you understand your problems, what might have caused them or be keeping them going, and what you could do differently can make a huge difference.
Modern life is busy and can be challenging for many of us at some time in our lives. Anxiety, depression and other difficulties can get in the way of living the life that we want, and it can be hard to figure out what to do for the best. Working with an experienced therapist who'll listen in a non-judgemental way to help you understand your problems, what might have caused them or be keeping them going, and what you could do differently can make a huge difference.
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Tracy Lee Bartram Gmbpss
Psychotherapist, GMBPsS
Verified
Dursley GL11
In this rapidly changing world, we are faced with many challenges. We can become overwhelmed with our capacity to bounce back from setbacks and disappointments, leading to greater worry, stress, and anxiety. You may feel you are stuck, confused, or even isolated; not surprisingly, these feelings can also impact our sense of purpose and well-being, especially in these confusing times. Counselling can provide a safe, secure, and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, offering support and guidance in the best way to move.
In this rapidly changing world, we are faced with many challenges. We can become overwhelmed with our capacity to bounce back from setbacks and disappointments, leading to greater worry, stress, and anxiety. You may feel you are stuck, confused, or even isolated; not surprisingly, these feelings can also impact our sense of purpose and well-being, especially in these confusing times. Counselling can provide a safe, secure, and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, offering support and guidance in the best way to move.
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Claire Parker
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dursley GL11
Hello and Welcome! If you, or a loved one, are looking for help with difficult life experiences or mental health struggles, then I am here to help. I understand the need for you to feel able to connect to a counsellor who can listen with real understanding and empathy. A person who will listen without judgement and help support you to reach your goals, and ultimately heal. I offer free 30 minute initial consultations, to see if I could be the counsellor you are looking for. I also offer specialist counselling for people with ADHD and Autism.
Hello and Welcome! If you, or a loved one, are looking for help with difficult life experiences or mental health struggles, then I am here to help. I understand the need for you to feel able to connect to a counsellor who can listen with real understanding and empathy. A person who will listen without judgement and help support you to reach your goals, and ultimately heal. I offer free 30 minute initial consultations, to see if I could be the counsellor you are looking for. I also offer specialist counselling for people with ADHD and Autism.
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Photo of Rachel Musson, Counsellor in Dursley, England
Rachel Musson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dursley GL11
Have you lost your spark? Perhaps you feel a need to make changes in your life but are unsure where or how to start? Are you struggling with difficult feelings or with regrets about the choices you have made in life? Are you grieving the loss of a friend or family member, or the grief of involuntary childlessness? Is a lack of self-worth hindering your progress in creative projects or decision-making? Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, or a persistent low mood. Maybe it’s several or even none of the above, but something is troubling you and you want to address it through therapy rather than keep looking the other way.
Have you lost your spark? Perhaps you feel a need to make changes in your life but are unsure where or how to start? Are you struggling with difficult feelings or with regrets about the choices you have made in life? Are you grieving the loss of a friend or family member, or the grief of involuntary childlessness? Is a lack of self-worth hindering your progress in creative projects or decision-making? Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, or a persistent low mood. Maybe it’s several or even none of the above, but something is troubling you and you want to address it through therapy rather than keep looking the other way.
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Photo of Kerstin Pullin, Counsellor in Dursley, England
Kerstin Pullin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dursley GL11
Choosing a counsellor with whom to connect and build a trusting therapeutic relationship can feel daunting, even risky, yet also empowering and hopeful. What does it feel like to take off masks, shedding protective layers that keep the authentic, vulnerable self safe while navigating through challenging or traumatic times? Together we can explore what you feel ready and safe to share - whether these are current, buried or almost forgotten experiences. I will be at your side to listen; endeavouring to relate to your unique circumstances and way of being; facilitative of your change and growth process.
Choosing a counsellor with whom to connect and build a trusting therapeutic relationship can feel daunting, even risky, yet also empowering and hopeful. What does it feel like to take off masks, shedding protective layers that keep the authentic, vulnerable self safe while navigating through challenging or traumatic times? Together we can explore what you feel ready and safe to share - whether these are current, buried or almost forgotten experiences. I will be at your side to listen; endeavouring to relate to your unique circumstances and way of being; facilitative of your change and growth process.
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Photo of Dave Fussell, Counsellor in Dursley, England
Dave Fussell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Dursley GL11
I aim to create a warm environment and a genuine therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, supported and free to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I listen empathically so that I can understand you and what you are experiencing, without imposing my views on you or telling you what to do. I will encourage you to reconnect with yourself and your own resources. My role is to be with you as you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to support you in moving forward so that you can realise your full potential.
I aim to create a warm environment and a genuine therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, supported and free to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I listen empathically so that I can understand you and what you are experiencing, without imposing my views on you or telling you what to do. I will encourage you to reconnect with yourself and your own resources. My role is to be with you as you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to support you in moving forward so that you can realise your full potential.
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Photo of Glyn Hudson-Allez in Dursley, England
Glyn Hudson-Allez
PhD
Dursley GL11  (Online Only)
I work with individuals or couples who are struggling with their lives, who maybe have a history of trauma or family difficulties, and this is still haunting them in their adult roles and relationships. This may manifest in problems online with Internet pornography or inappropriate social media chat. Some may turn to substances as a way of controlling such feelings, like the overuse of alcohol, recreational or prescribed drugs, exercise, or work addictions. I specialise in working with people who are struggling with sexual deviance, sexual offending, and those who have recieved 'the knock' and been charged with a sexual offense.
I work with individuals or couples who are struggling with their lives, who maybe have a history of trauma or family difficulties, and this is still haunting them in their adult roles and relationships. This may manifest in problems online with Internet pornography or inappropriate social media chat. Some may turn to substances as a way of controlling such feelings, like the overuse of alcohol, recreational or prescribed drugs, exercise, or work addictions. I specialise in working with people who are struggling with sexual deviance, sexual offending, and those who have recieved 'the knock' and been charged with a sexual offense.
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Photo of Beehive Counselling, Psychotherapist in Dursley, England
Beehive Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Dursley GL11
Waitlist for new clients
If you are experiencing inner turmoil, challenges with relationships or dealing with loss, I can offer you a safe and supportive environment to help you understand the roots of your difficulties. We can try and make sense of the past and how it affects your life today. Gaining insights into the reasons for your issues will develop your capacity to cope with current and future difficulties; to gain the self care tools you need for lasting change.
If you are experiencing inner turmoil, challenges with relationships or dealing with loss, I can offer you a safe and supportive environment to help you understand the roots of your difficulties. We can try and make sense of the past and how it affects your life today. Gaining insights into the reasons for your issues will develop your capacity to cope with current and future difficulties; to gain the self care tools you need for lasting change.
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Photo of Dr Rachel Graham, Psychologist in Dursley, England
Dr Rachel Graham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Dursley GL11
Experienced and chartered Counselling Psychologist, who has over 15 years of experience working therapeutically with children, teenagers, and adults. I offer a range of approaches including EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic therapy. I’ve been fortunate to have varied experiences within my career, working with a range of clients and settings, including NHS Camhs, educational and residential settings. Despite my varied experiences, one thing remains the same: my passion to support people to overcome and heal from their emotional wounds or barriers so that they can live a more fulfilled and whole life.
Experienced and chartered Counselling Psychologist, who has over 15 years of experience working therapeutically with children, teenagers, and adults. I offer a range of approaches including EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic therapy. I’ve been fortunate to have varied experiences within my career, working with a range of clients and settings, including NHS Camhs, educational and residential settings. Despite my varied experiences, one thing remains the same: my passion to support people to overcome and heal from their emotional wounds or barriers so that they can live a more fulfilled and whole life.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Stuart Cale, Psychotherapist in Dursley, England
Stuart Cale
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Bolton BL1
How can I help..? Many people want to make a change and feel better, you don't have to feel anxious, worried, frustrated or alone. I understand how and why problems happen and can help you resolve them with expert UKCP & BACP counselling and therapy. I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist and trainer/accreditor of therapists and I see clients that refer themselves, are referred by GPs, health insurers and occupational health companies at my practice Talking-Cure in Bolton. I work with adults one-to one and specialise in emotional, thought and behavioural issues relating to anxiety, panic and self-esteem.
How can I help..? Many people want to make a change and feel better, you don't have to feel anxious, worried, frustrated or alone. I understand how and why problems happen and can help you resolve them with expert UKCP & BACP counselling and therapy. I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist and trainer/accreditor of therapists and I see clients that refer themselves, are referred by GPs, health insurers and occupational health companies at my practice Talking-Cure in Bolton. I work with adults one-to one and specialise in emotional, thought and behavioural issues relating to anxiety, panic and self-esteem.
01204 584752 View 01204 584752
Photo of Viola Robinson, Psychotherapist in Dursley, England
Viola Robinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bolton BL1
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor working with adult’s age 18+, providing compassionate, professional and ethical service in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a passion for helping people through my various training and experiences with cultural sensitivity. I offer my services to help you achieve healing and growth with situations you might be struggling with by gaining insight/skills in raising awareness, remove stigma to help you cope healthily with life’s challenges and be able to live and enjoy your life.
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor working with adult’s age 18+, providing compassionate, professional and ethical service in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a passion for helping people through my various training and experiences with cultural sensitivity. I offer my services to help you achieve healing and growth with situations you might be struggling with by gaining insight/skills in raising awareness, remove stigma to help you cope healthily with life’s challenges and be able to live and enjoy your life.
01453 703734 View 01453 703734
Photo of David Gill Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Dursley, England
David Gill Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL1
I offer Person Centred counselling, a non-directive approach, which believes, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self. I aim to offer a safe, non-judgemental, supportive, and understanding space for you to talk about past or present feelings, emotions, and events. From our work together, I hope to facilitate your personal growth and self-development thus enabling you to make peace or find resolution of current or past difficulties.
I offer Person Centred counselling, a non-directive approach, which believes, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self. I aim to offer a safe, non-judgemental, supportive, and understanding space for you to talk about past or present feelings, emotions, and events. From our work together, I hope to facilitate your personal growth and self-development thus enabling you to make peace or find resolution of current or past difficulties.
01204 917301 View 01204 917301
Photo of Sue Victoria Jackson, Counsellor in Dursley, England
Sue Victoria Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL3  (Online Only)
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
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Photo of Dr Danielle Gerson, Psychologist in Dursley, England
Dr Danielle Gerson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Radcliffe BL2
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
0161 696 1391 View 0161 696 1391
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Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL7
Not accepting new clients
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
01204 803055 View 01204 803055
Photo of BeSeenBeHeard Counselling , Counsellor in Dursley, England
BeSeenBeHeard Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL2  (Online Only)
I'm Jamie, the founder of BeSeenBeHeard Counselling. Sharing your thoughts with a counsellor may seem daunting, but I'm here to reassure you that with the right counselling support you can work through difficult and distressing situations. Whether your concerns are significant or minor, I am here to help support you therapeutically while we work through your presenting issue(s). Feel free to connect with me via text, WhatsApp, phone call or email for a free 15 minute consultation to explore the possibly of working together and if I am the right person to support you.
I'm Jamie, the founder of BeSeenBeHeard Counselling. Sharing your thoughts with a counsellor may seem daunting, but I'm here to reassure you that with the right counselling support you can work through difficult and distressing situations. Whether your concerns are significant or minor, I am here to help support you therapeutically while we work through your presenting issue(s). Feel free to connect with me via text, WhatsApp, phone call or email for a free 15 minute consultation to explore the possibly of working together and if I am the right person to support you.
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AIMS Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton BL2
As an integrative counselor, I am friendly and use various techniques like Adlerian therapy, art therapy, behavioral therapy, creative therapy and many more. I work in a varied way allowing you to go at your own pace as smoothly as possible. My office is mobile and it's a place which is easily accessible from most areas. I can help you with any of the following: anxiety, depression; grief and bereavement; childhood inherited trauma; coercive control; relationships; and self-development. Anger, inner emotions, and care of self I have lots of training in trauma, and development. Each week is different. let's focus on you!
As an integrative counselor, I am friendly and use various techniques like Adlerian therapy, art therapy, behavioral therapy, creative therapy and many more. I work in a varied way allowing you to go at your own pace as smoothly as possible. My office is mobile and it's a place which is easily accessible from most areas. I can help you with any of the following: anxiety, depression; grief and bereavement; childhood inherited trauma; coercive control; relationships; and self-development. Anger, inner emotions, and care of self I have lots of training in trauma, and development. Each week is different. let's focus on you!
01253 835852 View 01253 835852
Photo of Thriving Young Minds, Counsellor in Dursley, England
Thriving Young Minds
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bolton BL2
I'm Adele and I'm the founder of Thriving Young Minds in Ramsbottom, Bury. We are a team of therapists offering Counselling and Play Therapy for children, teenagers and young adults aged 4-25 years. This means that we can provide the most appropriate support for your needs. If you are impacted by autism, anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, school issues, trauma and abuse, and if you're unsure of how to move forward, we can work with you to achieve your goals in a strengths-focused way, to help you develop the confidence to thrive rather than just survive.
I'm Adele and I'm the founder of Thriving Young Minds in Ramsbottom, Bury. We are a team of therapists offering Counselling and Play Therapy for children, teenagers and young adults aged 4-25 years. This means that we can provide the most appropriate support for your needs. If you are impacted by autism, anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, school issues, trauma and abuse, and if you're unsure of how to move forward, we can work with you to achieve your goals in a strengths-focused way, to help you develop the confidence to thrive rather than just survive.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dursley

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Dursley who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Dursley see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dursley?

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.