Counselling in Eccles

Photo of Tracy McCadden, Counsellor in Eccles, England
Tracy McCadden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Eccles M30
Life can sometimes feel unmanageable, we can feel low and isolated and unsure of who to turn to. When we feel stuck in certain situations and these begin impacting on our mood and our behaviour, we can often need the support of an outside source to help us look at our situation more clearly and to help us regain control. This is where an experienced counsellor can really help. "My therapist has been a great help, a good listener, and has given me an insight into who I really am....I'm sure I will be better for her sound counselling."
Life can sometimes feel unmanageable, we can feel low and isolated and unsure of who to turn to. When we feel stuck in certain situations and these begin impacting on our mood and our behaviour, we can often need the support of an outside source to help us look at our situation more clearly and to help us regain control. This is where an experienced counsellor can really help. "My therapist has been a great help, a good listener, and has given me an insight into who I really am....I'm sure I will be better for her sound counselling."
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Photo of Rehanah Ahmad, Psychotherapist in Eccles, England
Rehanah Ahmad
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Eccles M30
I am a psychotherapist with a diploma in person centred counselling and in cognitive behavioral therapy.I provide a safe therapeutic environment in which you can explore and process your experiences. I use an integrative approach which combines person centred with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) techniques. My approach is compassionate, & non judgemental. I am here to help you process and move forwards towards where you want to be. I have experience of working one to one and remotely with people on a wide range of issues including Anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues & self esteem issues, as well as cultural issues.
I am a psychotherapist with a diploma in person centred counselling and in cognitive behavioral therapy.I provide a safe therapeutic environment in which you can explore and process your experiences. I use an integrative approach which combines person centred with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) techniques. My approach is compassionate, & non judgemental. I am here to help you process and move forwards towards where you want to be. I have experience of working one to one and remotely with people on a wide range of issues including Anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues & self esteem issues, as well as cultural issues.
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Neil Hewson - Sports & Performance Therapist
Eccles M30
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
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Joanne Crook
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eccles M30  (Online Only)
No avail.For over 26 years, in the NHS, I worked in a psychological therapies department as a Senior Psychological Counsellor, and as a Clinical Supervisor. Therapy with me will offer time in a reflective space away from family, friends and work, with a skilled therapist. As well as healing, therapy offers a place in which to understand yourself and your place in the world and the opportunity to find a new, more comfortable way of being. I have been a Senior Accredited member of the BACP for 20 years. I now work as an integrative psychological therapist, an EMDR Practitioner and a Clinical Supervisor, based in Worsley, Manchester.
No avail.For over 26 years, in the NHS, I worked in a psychological therapies department as a Senior Psychological Counsellor, and as a Clinical Supervisor. Therapy with me will offer time in a reflective space away from family, friends and work, with a skilled therapist. As well as healing, therapy offers a place in which to understand yourself and your place in the world and the opportunity to find a new, more comfortable way of being. I have been a Senior Accredited member of the BACP for 20 years. I now work as an integrative psychological therapist, an EMDR Practitioner and a Clinical Supervisor, based in Worsley, Manchester.
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Mike Richard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Eccles M30
Would you benefit from a space where you are seen, heard, valued and understood? Are you ready to develop a stronger relationship with yourself and others? Understanding our authentic self can help us search for meaning and purpose and provide direction. Investing time into self-exploration takes huge courage and will allow you to move forward in life by developing your self-awareness. There are times when we struggle with life, however these challenges can be overcome.
Would you benefit from a space where you are seen, heard, valued and understood? Are you ready to develop a stronger relationship with yourself and others? Understanding our authentic self can help us search for meaning and purpose and provide direction. Investing time into self-exploration takes huge courage and will allow you to move forward in life by developing your self-awareness. There are times when we struggle with life, however these challenges can be overcome.
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Jen Berry
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Eccles M30
Not accepting new clients
I strongly believe that the most important part of the therapeutic process is learning to be kinder to yourself. Change has to come from a place of self-compassion- you can't bully yourself into feeling happier! Yet so many of us, when we feel lost and overwhelmed, allow self-criticism and self-doubt to take over. We feel stuck and hopeless, and worse, we blame ourselves and feel ashamed. I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to help you explore these difficult feelings so you can make sense of them and begin to overcome them.
I strongly believe that the most important part of the therapeutic process is learning to be kinder to yourself. Change has to come from a place of self-compassion- you can't bully yourself into feeling happier! Yet so many of us, when we feel lost and overwhelmed, allow self-criticism and self-doubt to take over. We feel stuck and hopeless, and worse, we blame ourselves and feel ashamed. I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to help you explore these difficult feelings so you can make sense of them and begin to overcome them.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Tina Harbinson, Counsellor in Eccles, England
Tina Harbinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M17  (Online Only)
Are you struggling in your work or personal life? Are you trying to create new habits but continually fall back into old patterns? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of daily life? If so, let me help you. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, and depression. I use techniques that are proven to work! I also work with relationship difficulties and provide a supportive and non judgmental space for clients who wish to explore and address their concerns. It is also a place where you can create positive change, which allows you to live a more meaningful and enjoyable life - the life you were meant to live!
Are you struggling in your work or personal life? Are you trying to create new habits but continually fall back into old patterns? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of daily life? If so, let me help you. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, and depression. I use techniques that are proven to work! I also work with relationship difficulties and provide a supportive and non judgmental space for clients who wish to explore and address their concerns. It is also a place where you can create positive change, which allows you to live a more meaningful and enjoyable life - the life you were meant to live!
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Photo of Suzie Li, Counsellor in Eccles, England
Suzie Li
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M30  (Online Only)
Struggling with emotional challenges or seeking personal growth? As a compassionate counsellor, I'm committed to helping you lead a more fulfilling life. In our sessions, we'll collaboratively explore the impacts of your environment, experiences, and relationships on your choices. Specialising in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues, I cater to both young people and adults. I also guide in achieving a healthy work-life balance. If professional advancement is your goal, my executive coaching services are here to assist. Let's start this healing and empowering journey together.
Struggling with emotional challenges or seeking personal growth? As a compassionate counsellor, I'm committed to helping you lead a more fulfilling life. In our sessions, we'll collaboratively explore the impacts of your environment, experiences, and relationships on your choices. Specialising in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues, I cater to both young people and adults. I also guide in achieving a healthy work-life balance. If professional advancement is your goal, my executive coaching services are here to assist. Let's start this healing and empowering journey together.
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Photo of Debra Perriam, Psychotherapist in Eccles, England
Debra Perriam
Psychotherapist
Verified
Clifton M27
Feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed by life’s events can happen to any of us and usually occurs at the most inappropriate time. Do you feel unable to make sense of how you feel? Do you have difficulties in relationships? Have you noticed the same patterns of behaviour happening repetitively in your life? Do you have low self-confidence/self-esteem? Do you suffer with anxiety and/or depression? If you have answered yes to any of the above, then I may be able to help you.
Feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed by life’s events can happen to any of us and usually occurs at the most inappropriate time. Do you feel unable to make sense of how you feel? Do you have difficulties in relationships? Have you noticed the same patterns of behaviour happening repetitively in your life? Do you have low self-confidence/self-esteem? Do you suffer with anxiety and/or depression? If you have answered yes to any of the above, then I may be able to help you.
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Photo of Kasia Wilk, Psychologist in Eccles, England
Kasia Wilk
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M17  (Online Only)
Hello! I am here to help you overcome your limitations, break out of old patterning, and step into your highest potential. I am keenly passionate about supporting and empowering everyone to live a meaningful, purpose-driven life. I work pluralistically with adults using multiple modalities of psychotherapy, and I am keenly passionate about facilitating the process of developing a healthy relationship with ourselves, the foundation from which all things are possible.
Hello! I am here to help you overcome your limitations, break out of old patterning, and step into your highest potential. I am keenly passionate about supporting and empowering everyone to live a meaningful, purpose-driven life. I work pluralistically with adults using multiple modalities of psychotherapy, and I am keenly passionate about facilitating the process of developing a healthy relationship with ourselves, the foundation from which all things are possible.
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Photo of Jodie James, Counsellor in Eccles, England
Jodie James
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Worsley M27
Life can be difficult and sometimes we need some extra support to navigate these difficulties. If you are looking for support with your mental health, I may be able to help you. I am a compassionate therapist based in Manchester, offering a range of counselling services tailored to your unique needs and preferences. My commitment is to provide a safe, supportive, and understanding environment, allowing you to explore your emotions and experiences as you work towards personal growth and enhanced well-being.
Life can be difficult and sometimes we need some extra support to navigate these difficulties. If you are looking for support with your mental health, I may be able to help you. I am a compassionate therapist based in Manchester, offering a range of counselling services tailored to your unique needs and preferences. My commitment is to provide a safe, supportive, and understanding environment, allowing you to explore your emotions and experiences as you work towards personal growth and enhanced well-being.
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Champion's Mindset Sport Psychology Support
MSc
Verified
Manchester M17
I am a professional in sport psychology and the Director of Champion’s Mindset, located in Stockport, Greater Manchester. I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from The Open University and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Staffordshire University. Additionally, I underwent three years of supervised practice via BASES to become an Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology). In July 2024, I will begin the process of becoming HCPC registered. Alongside my expertise in sport psychology, I am also a qualified Level 3 personal trainer and have worked with athletes ranging from all sports to elite levels.
I am a professional in sport psychology and the Director of Champion’s Mindset, located in Stockport, Greater Manchester. I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from The Open University and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Staffordshire University. Additionally, I underwent three years of supervised practice via BASES to become an Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology). In July 2024, I will begin the process of becoming HCPC registered. Alongside my expertise in sport psychology, I am also a qualified Level 3 personal trainer and have worked with athletes ranging from all sports to elite levels.
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Photo of Simon Alan Walford, Counsellor in Eccles, England
Simon Alan Walford
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Manchester M28
I have over 20 years’ experience of working with people. I am a qualified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I passionately believe in the benefits of talking therapy and have an intrinsic, empathic approach to my clients, helping them talk through their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I work with people dealing with the emotional effects of anxiety, stress (including work- place stress) and depression, focusing on the here and now, helping them find balance and peace. I offer a confidential, safe space where my clients openly explore their issues in a supportive and caring environment, working at their own pace
I have over 20 years’ experience of working with people. I am a qualified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I passionately believe in the benefits of talking therapy and have an intrinsic, empathic approach to my clients, helping them talk through their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I work with people dealing with the emotional effects of anxiety, stress (including work- place stress) and depression, focusing on the here and now, helping them find balance and peace. I offer a confidential, safe space where my clients openly explore their issues in a supportive and caring environment, working at their own pace
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Photo of Dov Benyaacov-Kurtzman, Psychotherapist in Eccles, England
Dov Benyaacov-Kurtzman
Psychotherapist
Swinton M27  (Online Only)
“I feel like quite a different person! Dov has taught me to learn from myself what's important in life, who's important in life, and that I'm actually one of the most important people in life. I would say that the work has been tremendous! His time, the way in which he helps you to open up and really evaluate what's going on and also his so many years of his own experience passes over to you. So it oozes confidence for you to then feel that "I can also be like that myself", which has been really, really helpful for me. Amanda Marks, London
“I feel like quite a different person! Dov has taught me to learn from myself what's important in life, who's important in life, and that I'm actually one of the most important people in life. I would say that the work has been tremendous! His time, the way in which he helps you to open up and really evaluate what's going on and also his so many years of his own experience passes over to you. So it oozes confidence for you to then feel that "I can also be like that myself", which has been really, really helpful for me. Amanda Marks, London
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Photo of Amelia Ryder, Counsellor in Eccles, England
Amelia Ryder
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M27  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a confidential, supportive, non-judgmental space to explore feelings and issues. It can help people develop self-acceptance, understanding, relaxation techniques and coping strategies. It can also help people work towards goals, positive change, improved relationships and a reduction of unhelpful habits and behaviours.
Therapy can be a confidential, supportive, non-judgmental space to explore feelings and issues. It can help people develop self-acceptance, understanding, relaxation techniques and coping strategies. It can also help people work towards goals, positive change, improved relationships and a reduction of unhelpful habits and behaviours.
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Photo of Phil Anderson-Xuereb, Counsellor in Eccles, England
Phil Anderson-Xuereb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M27
Waitlist for new clients
If you’re looking for a safe and welcoming space to talk about your difficulties, you’ve come to the right place. I practice Person-Centred Counselling, which means that I offer you a safe space where we can explore your feelings and whatever you’ve got going on at this point in your life. You have the autonomy to decide what we discuss in our sessions. I believe that people have their own internal resources to control their own life, yet at times, life can feel unmanageable - I will support you to feel empowered and feel better about yourself, in an empathic, non-judgemental way.
If you’re looking for a safe and welcoming space to talk about your difficulties, you’ve come to the right place. I practice Person-Centred Counselling, which means that I offer you a safe space where we can explore your feelings and whatever you’ve got going on at this point in your life. You have the autonomy to decide what we discuss in our sessions. I believe that people have their own internal resources to control their own life, yet at times, life can feel unmanageable - I will support you to feel empowered and feel better about yourself, in an empathic, non-judgemental way.
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Richard Hobbs
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salford M6  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Richard. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and I work with a range of people who have had challenging moments in their lives. My specialties include supporting people who live with chronic health conditions or life changing injuries. I have worked in the NHS for over 10 years, working with patients in a wide range of circumstances including those undergoing treatment for conditions such as cancer and diabetes, as well as those in palliative care and in surgical settings. I have seen a range of issues including anxiety, low mood and depression, loss, grief and trauma. I also work extensively with LGBT people.
Hi, I’m Richard. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and I work with a range of people who have had challenging moments in their lives. My specialties include supporting people who live with chronic health conditions or life changing injuries. I have worked in the NHS for over 10 years, working with patients in a wide range of circumstances including those undergoing treatment for conditions such as cancer and diabetes, as well as those in palliative care and in surgical settings. I have seen a range of issues including anxiety, low mood and depression, loss, grief and trauma. I also work extensively with LGBT people.
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Mandy Ennis - Counsellor & Coach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M30
Hello and Welcome. My name is Mandy, I'm from Ireland and I specialise in Bereavement counselling. Nobody can prepare you for the emotional devastation of losing a loved one. Maybe you are struggling with haunting memories from their last days, feeling guilty about things you feel you should have done differently or should have said or struggling to imagine how to live life without them. People often say everyone grieves differently, and they are right. It's not only every person grieves differently but every loss can feel different too.
Hello and Welcome. My name is Mandy, I'm from Ireland and I specialise in Bereavement counselling. Nobody can prepare you for the emotional devastation of losing a loved one. Maybe you are struggling with haunting memories from their last days, feeling guilty about things you feel you should have done differently or should have said or struggling to imagine how to live life without them. People often say everyone grieves differently, and they are right. It's not only every person grieves differently but every loss can feel different too.
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Photo of Beth Stillings Cohen, Counsellor in Eccles, England
Beth Stillings Cohen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salford M6  (Online Only)
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering online therapy. I can help you to explore and address complex issues including: anxiety, depression, women's issues, ADHD, bereavement, relationship problems, abuse (physical and sexual), self esteem issues, loneliness and trauma. Person-centred Counselling is a client-led approach, meaning you decide what to discuss in our sessions. This type of counselling focuses on building a trustworthy relationship in which you can feel free and supported to disclose whatever is troubling you.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering online therapy. I can help you to explore and address complex issues including: anxiety, depression, women's issues, ADHD, bereavement, relationship problems, abuse (physical and sexual), self esteem issues, loneliness and trauma. Person-centred Counselling is a client-led approach, meaning you decide what to discuss in our sessions. This type of counselling focuses on building a trustworthy relationship in which you can feel free and supported to disclose whatever is troubling you.
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Photo of Philipp C. Berkovits, Psychotherapist in Eccles, England
Philipp C. Berkovits
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Manchester M17
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Eccles

< 10

Counsellors in Eccles who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
50% Divorce
50% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in Eccles see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Eccles?

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.