Counselling in East Sussex

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Photo of Emma Louise Robotham-Tame, Counsellor in East Sussex, England
Emma Louise Robotham-Tame
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor, offering empathic and compassionate support to individuals. I believe that counselling provides a space in which we can explore painful experiences and difficulties, find meaning, and a way forward in our lives. My practice and approach are non-judgmental and respectful of individual experience, and whether you are seeking clarity or change, or help during a difficult and painful time, I aim to support you.
I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor, offering empathic and compassionate support to individuals. I believe that counselling provides a space in which we can explore painful experiences and difficulties, find meaning, and a way forward in our lives. My practice and approach are non-judgmental and respectful of individual experience, and whether you are seeking clarity or change, or help during a difficult and painful time, I aim to support you.
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Photo of Jacqueline Wright, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, England
Jacqueline Wright
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Taking the decision to come to therapy takes courage. The next step is finding a therapist that you feel comfortable to work with. My belief is that the quality of relationship created between therapist and client is key to a successful outcome. Therefore my wish is to provide a safe and confidential space in which we can build a trusting and respectful relationship. Through carefully listening to you and the concerns that have brought you to therapy my aim is to work with you at a pace that suits your needs but also provides you with challenge when you are ready.
Taking the decision to come to therapy takes courage. The next step is finding a therapist that you feel comfortable to work with. My belief is that the quality of relationship created between therapist and client is key to a successful outcome. Therefore my wish is to provide a safe and confidential space in which we can build a trusting and respectful relationship. Through carefully listening to you and the concerns that have brought you to therapy my aim is to work with you at a pace that suits your needs but also provides you with challenge when you are ready.
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Photo of Sarah Hirigoyen, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, England
Sarah Hirigoyen
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
My ideal client would be someone who already knows themselves a little, has possibly been in therapy before, so understands the path ahead. Someone who is emotionally intelligent and truth seeking; perhaps someone who seeks a deeper understanding of themselves, their context and their relationships.
My ideal client would be someone who already knows themselves a little, has possibly been in therapy before, so understands the path ahead. Someone who is emotionally intelligent and truth seeking; perhaps someone who seeks a deeper understanding of themselves, their context and their relationships.
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Photo of George Dickinson, Counsellor in East Sussex, England
George Dickinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
In my practice, the therapeutic relationship is a space where difficult life experiences can be worked through. I take an integrative approach, in which I encourage you to be curious about how your difficulties relate to previous experiences and your expectations for yourself and others. This often brings up feelings that can seem unwelcome and I work with you to help you understand unwanted emotions and connect to your body. My approach aims to deepen your self-awareness in the here-and-now as this helps you to understand and feel compassion for yourself, and be okay in who you are.
In my practice, the therapeutic relationship is a space where difficult life experiences can be worked through. I take an integrative approach, in which I encourage you to be curious about how your difficulties relate to previous experiences and your expectations for yourself and others. This often brings up feelings that can seem unwelcome and I work with you to help you understand unwanted emotions and connect to your body. My approach aims to deepen your self-awareness in the here-and-now as this helps you to understand and feel compassion for yourself, and be okay in who you are.
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Photo of Susie Cabrillana, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, England
Susie Cabrillana
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a CBT therapist and midwife I understand the barriers you might feel asking for help during the perinatal period (pregnancy, birth or postnatally). Many people struggle to talk about their anxiety, depression or doubts and worries about being a parent. You might feel judged or that you have failed in some way and there can be a real sense of pressure to feel positive throughout, making it sometimes feel really hard to admit you are struggling, so I understand just how significant asking for help is. Reaching out is positive and is the first step towards recovery - of your sense of self, your self worth and your wellbeing.
As a CBT therapist and midwife I understand the barriers you might feel asking for help during the perinatal period (pregnancy, birth or postnatally). Many people struggle to talk about their anxiety, depression or doubts and worries about being a parent. You might feel judged or that you have failed in some way and there can be a real sense of pressure to feel positive throughout, making it sometimes feel really hard to admit you are struggling, so I understand just how significant asking for help is. Reaching out is positive and is the first step towards recovery - of your sense of self, your self worth and your wellbeing.
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Photo of Lucy Matthews, Counsellor in East Sussex, England
Lucy Matthews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Lucy (she/her) a psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I see clients in person near Uckfield in East Sussex. My practice is 30 minutes’ drive from Brighton and Eastbourne, on a main bus route and with private free parking. I also offer sessions online. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help, I will provide a warm, welcoming, confidential and safe space for you to explore what is on your mind and troubling you. We will work together to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and explore your thoughts, feelings and desires.
Hi, I’m Lucy (she/her) a psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I see clients in person near Uckfield in East Sussex. My practice is 30 minutes’ drive from Brighton and Eastbourne, on a main bus route and with private free parking. I also offer sessions online. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help, I will provide a warm, welcoming, confidential and safe space for you to explore what is on your mind and troubling you. We will work together to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and explore your thoughts, feelings and desires.
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Photo of Pierre Corcoran, Counsellor in East Sussex, England
Pierre Corcoran
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
As a psychotherapeutic counsellor, think of me as your guide on a journey toward a better understanding of yourself. My job is to create a warm and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, and grow as a person. At the heart of what I do is a deep belief that everyone has the potential to heal and grow. I'm here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express your feelings, share your experiences, and explore your deepest thoughts.
As a psychotherapeutic counsellor, think of me as your guide on a journey toward a better understanding of yourself. My job is to create a warm and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, and grow as a person. At the heart of what I do is a deep belief that everyone has the potential to heal and grow. I'm here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express your feelings, share your experiences, and explore your deepest thoughts.
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Photo of Philip Erritty, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, England
Philip Erritty
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I'm an accredited therapist with the BACP who works from a psychodynamic approach. I am also trained in, and work with CBT. I work with adults, teens and older age and have particular focus in anxiety/depression, OCD/intrusive thoughts, chronic illness/disability and LGBT+ issues. But maybe you’re experiencing a crisis, loss or bereavement that has come to dominate your life? Whatever the challenge is to your sense of safety, happiness and peace, I provide a containing and open space for you to explore yourself without judgment and to begin to meet the challenges in your life.
I'm an accredited therapist with the BACP who works from a psychodynamic approach. I am also trained in, and work with CBT. I work with adults, teens and older age and have particular focus in anxiety/depression, OCD/intrusive thoughts, chronic illness/disability and LGBT+ issues. But maybe you’re experiencing a crisis, loss or bereavement that has come to dominate your life? Whatever the challenge is to your sense of safety, happiness and peace, I provide a containing and open space for you to explore yourself without judgment and to begin to meet the challenges in your life.
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Photo of Kelly Andrews, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, England
Kelly Andrews
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist with 20 years experience, specialising in the psychodynamic approach. I work from modern, comfortable rooms in Brighton and Hastings as well as offering online sessions via Zoom. I believe that we are all influenced by our experiences and relationships in the past, as well as those we have in the present, and most importantly the relationship we have with ourselves. Past relationships and experiences can impact the way we manage stress and cope with difficulties, it also can impact the way we respond to others and our own self-esteem.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist with 20 years experience, specialising in the psychodynamic approach. I work from modern, comfortable rooms in Brighton and Hastings as well as offering online sessions via Zoom. I believe that we are all influenced by our experiences and relationships in the past, as well as those we have in the present, and most importantly the relationship we have with ourselves. Past relationships and experiences can impact the way we manage stress and cope with difficulties, it also can impact the way we respond to others and our own self-esteem.
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Photo of Brian Farrell, Counsellor in East Sussex, England
Brian Farrell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
My person-centred modality carries the core belief that we are all born innately good. Things happen to us along our journey in life. Learnt behaviour and experiences shape our thoughts and feelings in our development. We can repeat our reactions to circumstances when they occur in adulthood. We can become unconscious of our behaviours because of the busy lives we lead. It's as if our experiences stick to us like "papier mache' " in the developmental years, forming a different self. This can be an uncomfortable and unwelcome reality that we want to change in adulthood or when it becomes painful, but we often do not know how to.
My person-centred modality carries the core belief that we are all born innately good. Things happen to us along our journey in life. Learnt behaviour and experiences shape our thoughts and feelings in our development. We can repeat our reactions to circumstances when they occur in adulthood. We can become unconscious of our behaviours because of the busy lives we lead. It's as if our experiences stick to us like "papier mache' " in the developmental years, forming a different self. This can be an uncomfortable and unwelcome reality that we want to change in adulthood or when it becomes painful, but we often do not know how to.
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Photo of Jonathan Miles, Counsellor in East Sussex, England
Jonathan Miles
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I am trained in Integrative Psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis. I work with people of all ages, online and face to face in Brighton Hove and Sussex. Counselling and psychotherapy are different things for different people. For some it can offer emotional support during a time of stress or a difficult period in life, such as the end of a relationship or a bereavement. For other people it can be an opportunity to explore the past and how this has impacted them and their present. Others may want to explore feelings and processes they experience, but don't understand.
I am trained in Integrative Psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis. I work with people of all ages, online and face to face in Brighton Hove and Sussex. Counselling and psychotherapy are different things for different people. For some it can offer emotional support during a time of stress or a difficult period in life, such as the end of a relationship or a bereavement. For other people it can be an opportunity to explore the past and how this has impacted them and their present. Others may want to explore feelings and processes they experience, but don't understand.
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Photo of Jo Lee in East Sussex, England
Jo Lee
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I am Jo and I am a child-centred play therapist. I offer a playful and safe environment with the relationship at the heart of the therapeutic process. Through this nurturing and dynamic relationship, I work with children to understand and make sense of their experiences, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I come from a background of over 20 years of teaching and working in schools and with families. I am now passionate about building a trusting therapeutic alliance and safe space for children to explore and process feelings and experiences.
Hello, I am Jo and I am a child-centred play therapist. I offer a playful and safe environment with the relationship at the heart of the therapeutic process. Through this nurturing and dynamic relationship, I work with children to understand and make sense of their experiences, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I come from a background of over 20 years of teaching and working in schools and with families. I am now passionate about building a trusting therapeutic alliance and safe space for children to explore and process feelings and experiences.
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Photo of Leonie Roffe, Counsellor in East Sussex, England
Leonie Roffe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative person-centred counsellor based in Hastings, and I work with individuals and couples. I offer a safe, accepting and compassionate space for you to be completely yourself, where you can experience your emotions without judgement. We can explore what it is that has brought you to counselling at your own pace, and find ways to navigate the difficult times together.
I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative person-centred counsellor based in Hastings, and I work with individuals and couples. I offer a safe, accepting and compassionate space for you to be completely yourself, where you can experience your emotions without judgement. We can explore what it is that has brought you to counselling at your own pace, and find ways to navigate the difficult times together.
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Photo of Kathleen McCabe, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, England
Kathleen McCabe
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
I would say that an important element of analytic work is that it helps to build real internal strength; one that can enable you to know and accept yourself. For People who are able to make use of analytic work, it can provide translatable skills that help deal with ongoing difficulties, not just the ones that brought you to therapy. Analytic therapy can be short term, but tends to be relatively long term work, dealing with issues that have likely been problematic for many years.
I would say that an important element of analytic work is that it helps to build real internal strength; one that can enable you to know and accept yourself. For People who are able to make use of analytic work, it can provide translatable skills that help deal with ongoing difficulties, not just the ones that brought you to therapy. Analytic therapy can be short term, but tends to be relatively long term work, dealing with issues that have likely been problematic for many years.
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Photo of Philippa Rustom Patel, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, England
Philippa Rustom Patel
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
If you are looking for someone to discuss issues affecting your well-being or preventing you from leading a fulfilling and rewarding life, psychotherapy or counselling can help bring about the changes you want to make. You may decide you need only a few sessions to deal with concerns that have begun to dominate and disrupt your life, or you may want longer term psychotherapy/counselling. The aim of therapy is to create an atmosphere of safety, in which exploration, understanding and growth can flourish.
If you are looking for someone to discuss issues affecting your well-being or preventing you from leading a fulfilling and rewarding life, psychotherapy or counselling can help bring about the changes you want to make. You may decide you need only a few sessions to deal with concerns that have begun to dominate and disrupt your life, or you may want longer term psychotherapy/counselling. The aim of therapy is to create an atmosphere of safety, in which exploration, understanding and growth can flourish.
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Photo of Jon Firth, Counsellor in East Sussex, England
Jon Firth
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Most likely you are thinking about engaging with me because you are in pain/difficulty that has become too much to bear and you need relief and resolution, or to work at a deeper level to prevent a returning difficulty. People seek Therapy for many different reasons - we are all unique and that is OK Some presenting issues you will have heard of : Relationship / Couples Problems. Trauma / PTSD/CPTSD. Addiction. Anxiety. Depression. Self Worth. Anger / other Emotional Regulation. Online or In Person Available. (Clarification: Communities / Allied on Psychology Today - I have experience of Clients/people from within these groups)
Most likely you are thinking about engaging with me because you are in pain/difficulty that has become too much to bear and you need relief and resolution, or to work at a deeper level to prevent a returning difficulty. People seek Therapy for many different reasons - we are all unique and that is OK Some presenting issues you will have heard of : Relationship / Couples Problems. Trauma / PTSD/CPTSD. Addiction. Anxiety. Depression. Self Worth. Anger / other Emotional Regulation. Online or In Person Available. (Clarification: Communities / Allied on Psychology Today - I have experience of Clients/people from within these groups)
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Photo of Laura Hordern, Counsellor in East Sussex, England
Laura Hordern
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
You may be experiencing a whole range of emotions that has brought you here. Whatever happens next, just know that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, and you don't have to go through it alone. I believe that building a strong relationship between yourself, the client, and me, the counsellor, based on trust, openness, and honesty, is key to affecting change and growth within yourself, and it is at the heart of the work that we will do together. You are the expert in your own life, and I am here to help facilitate your own understanding of yourself in a space that is safe and free of judgement.
You may be experiencing a whole range of emotions that has brought you here. Whatever happens next, just know that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, and you don't have to go through it alone. I believe that building a strong relationship between yourself, the client, and me, the counsellor, based on trust, openness, and honesty, is key to affecting change and growth within yourself, and it is at the heart of the work that we will do together. You are the expert in your own life, and I am here to help facilitate your own understanding of yourself in a space that is safe and free of judgement.
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Photo of Shiraz Showk, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, England
Shiraz Showk
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
There are many reasons for seeking therapy. You may hope to feel more at peace in your mind and body, more authentically yourself, released from patterns of worry or self-doubt. In doing so you may hope to create more satisfying relationships in personal, work and social situations.
There are many reasons for seeking therapy. You may hope to feel more at peace in your mind and body, more authentically yourself, released from patterns of worry or self-doubt. In doing so you may hope to create more satisfying relationships in personal, work and social situations.
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Photo of Mark Reeves, Psychotherapist in East Sussex, England
Mark Reeves
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
If there are aspects of your life that you find challenging and you long to break free from some of the restrictive cycles and patterns then I would love to stand alongside you and give you my full presence and support, and together we can create a safe space in which you can find the courage to risk opening to all that is within you. I offer sessions online internationally or face to face in Brighton, UK. Some of the issues I can help you explore are: Self-esteem/confidence, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Bereavement, Relationships, Direction, Meaning & purpose.
If there are aspects of your life that you find challenging and you long to break free from some of the restrictive cycles and patterns then I would love to stand alongside you and give you my full presence and support, and together we can create a safe space in which you can find the courage to risk opening to all that is within you. I offer sessions online internationally or face to face in Brighton, UK. Some of the issues I can help you explore are: Self-esteem/confidence, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Bereavement, Relationships, Direction, Meaning & purpose.
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Photo of Sharon O'Driscoll, Psychologist in East Sussex, England
Sharon O'Driscoll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in East Sussex

700+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in East Sussex who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
67% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
47% Vitality

How Counsellors in East Sussex see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in East Sussex?

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.