Counselling in Faversham

Photo of Bob Froud, Psychotherapist in Faversham, England
Bob Froud
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13  (Online Only)
I know the past couple of years have been really difficult times for everybody and there have been many changes in how we meet and talk to each other. Certainly in EMDR treatment, we have had to make rapid changes in how we think and work in order to remain available to those in need. My own experience in working online with life's complex and diverse difficulties has found that positive and effective work can equally be achieved via video sessions and has enabled me to work with so many who would otherwise find difficulty in travelling perhaps due to time, distance, work or other factors. Please email me if you wish to know more
I know the past couple of years have been really difficult times for everybody and there have been many changes in how we meet and talk to each other. Certainly in EMDR treatment, we have had to make rapid changes in how we think and work in order to remain available to those in need. My own experience in working online with life's complex and diverse difficulties has found that positive and effective work can equally be achieved via video sessions and has enabled me to work with so many who would otherwise find difficulty in travelling perhaps due to time, distance, work or other factors. Please email me if you wish to know more
07449 918508 View 07449 918508
Photo of Melinda Walker, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Melinda Walker
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with grief over a break up, or break down of an important relationship, or work, feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Perhaps you are experiencing the challenges of a new relationship, or one that feels tired, disconnected and disappointing? You have the same arguments, but never resolve them. Maybe you're a new blended family with opposing parenting styles, unhappy teenagers and family conflicts, or be facing illness and the caring for elderly parents. Perhaps you struggle with creative blocks, find it hard to believe in yourself, and your ability to create the life you imagined for yourself.
Are you struggling with grief over a break up, or break down of an important relationship, or work, feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Perhaps you are experiencing the challenges of a new relationship, or one that feels tired, disconnected and disappointing? You have the same arguments, but never resolve them. Maybe you're a new blended family with opposing parenting styles, unhappy teenagers and family conflicts, or be facing illness and the caring for elderly parents. Perhaps you struggle with creative blocks, find it hard to believe in yourself, and your ability to create the life you imagined for yourself.
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Photo of Eve Hanley, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Eve Hanley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13  (Online Only)
I offer both counselling and supervision to adults and young people. My main counselling focus areas are working with neurodivergent clients, students and clients who have experienced domestic abuse. I am adoption registered as a link therapist with Banardos . As a counsellor, I believe in the essential need to create a space where you set the pace and we work together to look how this would work for you. Sometimes we don't know what this starting point is or direction an intial session can help to focus on an area to begin.As a supervisor my supervisees work in agencies, private practice and schools.
I offer both counselling and supervision to adults and young people. My main counselling focus areas are working with neurodivergent clients, students and clients who have experienced domestic abuse. I am adoption registered as a link therapist with Banardos . As a counsellor, I believe in the essential need to create a space where you set the pace and we work together to look how this would work for you. Sometimes we don't know what this starting point is or direction an intial session can help to focus on an area to begin.As a supervisor my supervisees work in agencies, private practice and schools.
01227 532625 View 01227 532625
Photo of Sarah Seymour Counsellor & EMDR Practitioner , Counsellor in Faversham, England
Sarah Seymour Counsellor & EMDR Practitioner
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13  (Online Only)
I am a qualified BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor and EMDR Practitioner, warm, approachable and work in a collaborative and pragmatic way, with the aim to provide you with the space and opportunity to restore and develop new ways of coping.  I have been working with people for over 10 years within the NHS and privately, who have been experiencing difficulties in their lives, emotionally distressed or struggling in some way.  This may be with anxiety and depression, low self esteem following a relationship break up, or have gotten into the habit of thinking about themselves or the world negatively.
I am a qualified BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor and EMDR Practitioner, warm, approachable and work in a collaborative and pragmatic way, with the aim to provide you with the space and opportunity to restore and develop new ways of coping.  I have been working with people for over 10 years within the NHS and privately, who have been experiencing difficulties in their lives, emotionally distressed or struggling in some way.  This may be with anxiety and depression, low self esteem following a relationship break up, or have gotten into the habit of thinking about themselves or the world negatively.
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Photo of Kylie Stark, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Kylie Stark
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? Are you stuck in patterns that you want to untangle and break? Do you want understand and be understood? I am a warm and compassionate counsellor that offers short term and open ended counselling in a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment. In this unique space, you will be listened to and truly heard. I believe that counselling is an invaluable, healing and empowering experience which can allow a person to gain better awareness of self, others and understand past patterns and behaviours.
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? Are you stuck in patterns that you want to untangle and break? Do you want understand and be understood? I am a warm and compassionate counsellor that offers short term and open ended counselling in a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment. In this unique space, you will be listened to and truly heard. I believe that counselling is an invaluable, healing and empowering experience which can allow a person to gain better awareness of self, others and understand past patterns and behaviours.
01227 947876 View 01227 947876
Photo of Karolina Izabela Wtorkowska, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Karolina Izabela Wtorkowska
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
Hello, my name is Karolina, I am an empathic and reflective psychotherapist with a strong commitment for a positive regard of others. My blend of humour and a caring demeanour has proven to be invaluable in my counselling practice. With a strong passion for mental health, I bring together a robust understanding of psychological theories and hands-on experience. I practice Integrative Psychotherapy – an eclectic form of practice which integrates elements from different schools of psychotherapy. Integrative style of therapy reflects the complexity of human experience by uniting different aspects of being.
Hello, my name is Karolina, I am an empathic and reflective psychotherapist with a strong commitment for a positive regard of others. My blend of humour and a caring demeanour has proven to be invaluable in my counselling practice. With a strong passion for mental health, I bring together a robust understanding of psychological theories and hands-on experience. I practice Integrative Psychotherapy – an eclectic form of practice which integrates elements from different schools of psychotherapy. Integrative style of therapy reflects the complexity of human experience by uniting different aspects of being.
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Photo of Annie Foley, Psychotherapist in Faversham, England
Annie Foley
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
Through therapy you can find out things about yourself that will help you understand what is going on for you and help to develop your own understanding and gradually learn more about your innermost parts and lead the way to greater acceptance of yourself. This is awareness and will help you feel more empowered to choose to do things differently. I believe this work is about being true to yourself rather than being who you think you 'should' be and to reclaim those parts of you that have been denied. It is both challenging and rewarding work leading to emotional healing and growth.
Through therapy you can find out things about yourself that will help you understand what is going on for you and help to develop your own understanding and gradually learn more about your innermost parts and lead the way to greater acceptance of yourself. This is awareness and will help you feel more empowered to choose to do things differently. I believe this work is about being true to yourself rather than being who you think you 'should' be and to reclaim those parts of you that have been denied. It is both challenging and rewarding work leading to emotional healing and growth.
07480 781562 View 07480 781562
Photo of Matt Goss, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Matt Goss
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
I’m an experienced therapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy [BACP]. I offer a supportive, safe and confidential space where clients are helped to explore and understand difficulties arising from past or present experiences. I am located in Faversham and work with all ages (including children and adolescents) carrying out short term and long term therapy. I offer a free initial telephone consultation and if you wish to proceed with therapy I can arrange a face to face appointment within a week. Day & evening appointments are available.
I’m an experienced therapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy [BACP]. I offer a supportive, safe and confidential space where clients are helped to explore and understand difficulties arising from past or present experiences. I am located in Faversham and work with all ages (including children and adolescents) carrying out short term and long term therapy. I offer a free initial telephone consultation and if you wish to proceed with therapy I can arrange a face to face appointment within a week. Day & evening appointments are available.
07723 497880 View 07723 497880
Photo of Emma Katrina Daniell, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Emma Katrina Daniell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
Welcome, “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them" Maya Angelou. Are you thinking past experiences are impacting on your life now, your relationships, family, or your work, and feeling stuck. Perhaps there is trauma in the past: a childhood experience when no-one was there to understand, a single terrifying incident, bullying, boarding school, or have/are experiencing an abusive relationship. Would you like to understand and find resolution and hope to face the future with confidence and resilience and improve your relationships.
Welcome, “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them" Maya Angelou. Are you thinking past experiences are impacting on your life now, your relationships, family, or your work, and feeling stuck. Perhaps there is trauma in the past: a childhood experience when no-one was there to understand, a single terrifying incident, bullying, boarding school, or have/are experiencing an abusive relationship. Would you like to understand and find resolution and hope to face the future with confidence and resilience and improve your relationships.
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Photo of Katy Williamson, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Katy Williamson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
I am an experienced Person-Centred counsellor with psychotherapy experience working in Faversham who is able to do face-to-face and online sessions on a Monday with adults.  I believe taking time to give yourself space to self-reflect, communicate and understand your feelings and experiences is important for good mental health. I will provide a space for you to explore your world and delve into your emotions in a safe and confidential environment. I approach my work in a warm, non-judgemental and safe manner so you are able to open up about your concerns or questions in a controlled environment.
I am an experienced Person-Centred counsellor with psychotherapy experience working in Faversham who is able to do face-to-face and online sessions on a Monday with adults.  I believe taking time to give yourself space to self-reflect, communicate and understand your feelings and experiences is important for good mental health. I will provide a space for you to explore your world and delve into your emotions in a safe and confidential environment. I approach my work in a warm, non-judgemental and safe manner so you are able to open up about your concerns or questions in a controlled environment.
01227 538020 View 01227 538020
Photo of Tina Foley, Psychotherapist in Faversham, England
Tina Foley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
I believe therapy is a collaborative process, where we will explore the past to make sense of the present, cultivating awareness and coping skills to help you manage what can feel unmanageable. My aim is to support you in a confidential professional manner and together we will try to understand what is going on for you and find some resolve.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process, where we will explore the past to make sense of the present, cultivating awareness and coping skills to help you manage what can feel unmanageable. My aim is to support you in a confidential professional manner and together we will try to understand what is going on for you and find some resolve.
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Photo of Ann-Louise McCarthy, Psychotherapist in Faversham, England
Ann-Louise McCarthy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
I am Ann McCarthy and I am a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I am also a member of CPJA (Council for Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysts). I provide Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. Our work together will focus on identifying, better understanding and working through the issues that are impacting negatively on your life so you are able to develop positive changes within yourself and in your ways of relating with others.
I am Ann McCarthy and I am a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I am also a member of CPJA (Council for Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysts). I provide Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. Our work together will focus on identifying, better understanding and working through the issues that are impacting negatively on your life so you are able to develop positive changes within yourself and in your ways of relating with others.
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Photo of Jo Walmsley, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Jo Walmsley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
I am a down to earth, professional and accredited Integrative Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. with tattoos and a love to laugh. I am experienced in many issues, but extensive experience in Disability, Domestic Abuse, Relationship Issues, Anxiety and Depression. I can help you begin to understand how past events and experiences may be responsible for your current beliefs, behaviour and actions. By helping you to see things in a new way it allows you the choice of change. You deserve the future you choose, let me help you find it.. Whilst based in Teynham, I also cover areas such as Sittingbourne, Faversham, Swale, Sheerness.
I am a down to earth, professional and accredited Integrative Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. with tattoos and a love to laugh. I am experienced in many issues, but extensive experience in Disability, Domestic Abuse, Relationship Issues, Anxiety and Depression. I can help you begin to understand how past events and experiences may be responsible for your current beliefs, behaviour and actions. By helping you to see things in a new way it allows you the choice of change. You deserve the future you choose, let me help you find it.. Whilst based in Teynham, I also cover areas such as Sittingbourne, Faversham, Swale, Sheerness.
07745 614966 View 07745 614966
Photo of Aurora Therapy Centre, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Aurora Therapy Centre
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
07480 486016 View 07480 486016
Photo of Terry Balby, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Terry Balby
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
Are you feeling anxious, angry or unappreciated? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as trauma, loss, abuse, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life
Are you feeling anxious, angry or unappreciated? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as trauma, loss, abuse, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life
07480 559342 View 07480 559342
Photo of Howard Grassow, Psychotherapist in Faversham, England
Howard Grassow
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
Waitlist for new clients
You may be considering psychotherapy because you have a specific concern or are experiencing ‘symptoms’ that you want to address. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or a general sense of unease and feel life is meaningless or joyless. Perhaps you are facing some significant change in your life and unsure what to do. Or maybe you are feeling stuck finding yourself in the same place, repeating the same patterns, despite your efforts to change things. Or perhaps you want to get to know yourself more deeply and experience life more fully.
You may be considering psychotherapy because you have a specific concern or are experiencing ‘symptoms’ that you want to address. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or a general sense of unease and feel life is meaningless or joyless. Perhaps you are facing some significant change in your life and unsure what to do. Or maybe you are feeling stuck finding yourself in the same place, repeating the same patterns, despite your efforts to change things. Or perhaps you want to get to know yourself more deeply and experience life more fully.
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Photo of GreenShed Counselling , Counsellor in Faversham, England
GreenShed Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
It takes tremendous strength and courage to reach out and finally say - something's not working. It can be easy to put aside our doubts, worries, traumas and behaviours, and let our busy lives take the lead. Yet as you know, these feelings don't just disappear, and one day something builds up within us that makes us say - 'ENOUGH, I need to deal with this.' Naturally, our first step is to reach out to friends, family, or colleagues, and although we respect their opinions, do we truly allow ourselves to be vulnerable within these relationships?
It takes tremendous strength and courage to reach out and finally say - something's not working. It can be easy to put aside our doubts, worries, traumas and behaviours, and let our busy lives take the lead. Yet as you know, these feelings don't just disappear, and one day something builds up within us that makes us say - 'ENOUGH, I need to deal with this.' Naturally, our first step is to reach out to friends, family, or colleagues, and although we respect their opinions, do we truly allow ourselves to be vulnerable within these relationships?
01795 905083 View 01795 905083
Photo of Craig Abex, Psychotherapist in Faversham, England
Craig Abex
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13  (Online Only)
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with extensive experience working with mild to severe psychological difficulties across settings that include private practice, third sector, primary care, and NHS inpatient psychiatric hospitals. As a clinician, I'm deeply committed to helping people heal and find a way forward, bringing them closer to a life they want. You may feel unable to describe what you're going through, but know something simply isn't feeling right. Or, you may know exactly what the difficulty is, but struggle to find a way forward. Either way, therapy can support you with your goals.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with extensive experience working with mild to severe psychological difficulties across settings that include private practice, third sector, primary care, and NHS inpatient psychiatric hospitals. As a clinician, I'm deeply committed to helping people heal and find a way forward, bringing them closer to a life they want. You may feel unable to describe what you're going through, but know something simply isn't feeling right. Or, you may know exactly what the difficulty is, but struggle to find a way forward. Either way, therapy can support you with your goals.
01304 796956 View 01304 796956
Photo of Catherine Beach, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Catherine Beach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
Life doesn't get any easier does it? Juggling work, relationships and family can be stressful and confusing, leaving us feeling emotionally drained. Sometimes the harder we work to please others, the tougher we are on ourselves. This can make us feel less than good enough. Deeper feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger can be painful and scary, so we become very good at burying them until they build up and overwhelm us. If you are experiencing feelings that are hard to manage I can help you.
Life doesn't get any easier does it? Juggling work, relationships and family can be stressful and confusing, leaving us feeling emotionally drained. Sometimes the harder we work to please others, the tougher we are on ourselves. This can make us feel less than good enough. Deeper feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger can be painful and scary, so we become very good at burying them until they build up and overwhelm us. If you are experiencing feelings that are hard to manage I can help you.
01795 504284 View 01795 504284
Photo of Gemma Shah, Counsellor in Faversham, England
Gemma Shah
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Faversham ME13
Waitlist for new clients
If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building an honest and trustworthy relationship, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties whilst developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can explore different ideas and find what works best for you. This may include creative work, looking at theory, or mindfulness.
If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building an honest and trustworthy relationship, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties whilst developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can explore different ideas and find what works best for you. This may include creative work, looking at theory, or mindfulness.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Faversham

40+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Faversham who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Bereavement
86% Depression
81% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Anger Management

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
44% Vitality

How Counsellors in Faversham see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Faversham?

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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.