Counselling in Felixstowe

Photo of Julie Flynn Counselling, Counsellor in Felixstowe, England
Julie Flynn Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
Welcome - My own life challenges inspired me to undertake counselling training, and it is this personal connection that fuels my commitment to your well-being. I offer personalised support, drawing from both my professional expertise and lived experience. Your well-being is my priority and I am dedicated to providing a supportive space for you to explore and grow. Through a collaborative and personalised approach, we will work together to navigate challenges past and present to empower you on your journey. Whether these are short or long term, I am here to support you every step of the way.
Welcome - My own life challenges inspired me to undertake counselling training, and it is this personal connection that fuels my commitment to your well-being. I offer personalised support, drawing from both my professional expertise and lived experience. Your well-being is my priority and I am dedicated to providing a supportive space for you to explore and grow. Through a collaborative and personalised approach, we will work together to navigate challenges past and present to empower you on your journey. Whether these are short or long term, I am here to support you every step of the way.
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Melissa Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
If you're feeling like you need someone to talk to and someone to really listen to you, feel free to contact me. Relationship sits at the heart of my practice and together we can work to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing by giving you the time and space to explore any unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My aim is for you to feel empowered and safe within your own life and to feel seen and heard as you work towards the positive changes you are seeking.
If you're feeling like you need someone to talk to and someone to really listen to you, feel free to contact me. Relationship sits at the heart of my practice and together we can work to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing by giving you the time and space to explore any unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My aim is for you to feel empowered and safe within your own life and to feel seen and heard as you work towards the positive changes you are seeking.
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Photo of Zoe Hunter, Counsellor in Felixstowe, England
Zoe Hunter
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Felixstowe IP11
Hello and a warm welcome. I am a Psychodynamic counsellor and work with young children, adolescents and adults.
Hello and a warm welcome. I am a Psychodynamic counsellor and work with young children, adolescents and adults.
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Kerry O'Shaughnessy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
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Donna Gibson | The Bridge Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Felixstowe IP11
Take that first step and email today - I'm looking forward to meeting you. Do you need help because you’re not feeling ok? Are you feeling anxious, low in mood, stressed, fed up and tired? I help people who feel like you to talk about what’s going on in their lives, how they’re feeling and how this affects their day to day. Being able to talk can feel like releasing a pressure valve or that a weight has being lifted from your shoulders. Work with me and together we’ll discover your own resources for self-healing and you can start the journey to feeling happier with life.
Take that first step and email today - I'm looking forward to meeting you. Do you need help because you’re not feeling ok? Are you feeling anxious, low in mood, stressed, fed up and tired? I help people who feel like you to talk about what’s going on in their lives, how they’re feeling and how this affects their day to day. Being able to talk can feel like releasing a pressure valve or that a weight has being lifted from your shoulders. Work with me and together we’ll discover your own resources for self-healing and you can start the journey to feeling happier with life.
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Photo of Anita Jane Counselling, Counsellor in Felixstowe, England
Anita Jane Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
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Carolyn Turner Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
Asking for help can be hard. You want someone to listen to you, but find the vast listings of counsellors available can make your head spin! My approach is simple. I have a passion for helping individuals and couples reach their full potential. My aim is to help you find a positive outcome no matter what the problem is. No matter how deep you feel you have sunk, there is always a way back up. I use common sense in my approach and trust that it is the counselling relationship, not ‘psychobabble’ that will prove fundamental to the counselling process. It is completely possible for you to feel so much better than you do right now!
Asking for help can be hard. You want someone to listen to you, but find the vast listings of counsellors available can make your head spin! My approach is simple. I have a passion for helping individuals and couples reach their full potential. My aim is to help you find a positive outcome no matter what the problem is. No matter how deep you feel you have sunk, there is always a way back up. I use common sense in my approach and trust that it is the counselling relationship, not ‘psychobabble’ that will prove fundamental to the counselling process. It is completely possible for you to feel so much better than you do right now!
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Photo of Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling, Psychotherapist in Felixstowe, England
Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
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Judith Goldsmith
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
I am a fully qualified Human Givens Therapist. I have over 20 year's experience working in health and social care settings with both individuals and families. My training in Human Givens psychotherapy enables me to help people with a range of conditions. I work to help clients feel better fast and in as few sessions as possible. I am passionate about listening to my clients, understanding the world from their perspective and helping them to build resilience and find solutions to life's challenges. I believe that everyone has the capacity to make changes and reach their full potential whatever their current difficulties.
I am a fully qualified Human Givens Therapist. I have over 20 year's experience working in health and social care settings with both individuals and families. My training in Human Givens psychotherapy enables me to help people with a range of conditions. I work to help clients feel better fast and in as few sessions as possible. I am passionate about listening to my clients, understanding the world from their perspective and helping them to build resilience and find solutions to life's challenges. I believe that everyone has the capacity to make changes and reach their full potential whatever their current difficulties.
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Photo of Liz Cutting, Psychotherapist in Felixstowe, England
Liz Cutting
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
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Rachel Phillippo-Green
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Photo of Hannah Elizabeth Morters, Psychotherapist in Felixstowe, England
Hannah Elizabeth Morters
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
Most people suffer from psychological, personal, professional or social difficulties at some point in their lives. It is when these difficulties become overwhelming that seeking help from a therapist may be the most positive step forward. Psychotherapy provides a relaxed environment that is safe, confidential and non-judgemental, a space where thoughts and feelings can be explored leading toward a clearer understanding of yourself and your responses to life experiences. This can help to provide you with the tools that will enable you to cope more effectively with everyday life and distressing periods or life-changing events.
Most people suffer from psychological, personal, professional or social difficulties at some point in their lives. It is when these difficulties become overwhelming that seeking help from a therapist may be the most positive step forward. Psychotherapy provides a relaxed environment that is safe, confidential and non-judgemental, a space where thoughts and feelings can be explored leading toward a clearer understanding of yourself and your responses to life experiences. This can help to provide you with the tools that will enable you to cope more effectively with everyday life and distressing periods or life-changing events.
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Photo of Roxanne Smith, Counsellor in Felixstowe, England
Roxanne Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Felixstowe IP11
Hello! My name is Roxanne and I am a BACP-registered counsellor. I offer online and face-to-face counselling sessions through my private practice - Sense Counselling - which is based in Ipswich (sensecounselling.co.uk). I can provide a safe and supportive environment to enable you to explore the things that are having an unwanted impact on your life, and help you to work towards your personal goals.
Hello! My name is Roxanne and I am a BACP-registered counsellor. I offer online and face-to-face counselling sessions through my private practice - Sense Counselling - which is based in Ipswich (sensecounselling.co.uk). I can provide a safe and supportive environment to enable you to explore the things that are having an unwanted impact on your life, and help you to work towards your personal goals.
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Photo of Kevin Ellis, Counsellor in Felixstowe, England
Kevin Ellis
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Felixstowe IP11
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Marion Preston At Unique To You Counselling Services, Counsellor in Felixstowe, England
Marion Preston At Unique To You Counselling Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Harwich CO12  (Online Only)
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
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happy parent and child initiative
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4
Waitlist for new clients
I’m Kinsley, I work with children from the ages of 4, using both talking & creative play based therapy. I can help if your child is suffering from anxiety, or emotional & mental health issues, challenging behaviours, eating issues, emotional based school avoidance & much more. I specialise in working with Autistic, adhd & PDA Children. I offer therapeutic play therapy sessions, parent counselling sessions & parent support sessions. I work with parents who have suffered birth trauma, postnatal depression, ptsd & can work with parent child attachment.
I’m Kinsley, I work with children from the ages of 4, using both talking & creative play based therapy. I can help if your child is suffering from anxiety, or emotional & mental health issues, challenging behaviours, eating issues, emotional based school avoidance & much more. I specialise in working with Autistic, adhd & PDA Children. I offer therapeutic play therapy sessions, parent counselling sessions & parent support sessions. I work with parents who have suffered birth trauma, postnatal depression, ptsd & can work with parent child attachment.
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Freedom2Feel Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harwich CO12
As a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor I work closely within the realities each client is living. I hold a strong ethos that every client is unique, irrespective of diagnosis or life challenges, and I believe that every client can find self-acceptance and change through therapy. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within and am bound by their ethical framework, maintaining client autonomy and care at all times. ​
As a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor I work closely within the realities each client is living. I hold a strong ethos that every client is unique, irrespective of diagnosis or life challenges, and I believe that every client can find self-acceptance and change through therapy. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within and am bound by their ethical framework, maintaining client autonomy and care at all times. ​
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Photo of Emma Gammons, Counsellor in Felixstowe, England
Emma Gammons
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP3
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and an EMDR therapist registered with EMDR UK and I am DBS approved. I have over 15 years of experience working in Psychological services within the NHS and can offer assessment and treatment for a range of mental health problems. These include, depressions, anxiety, low self esteem and self-worth, PTSD, OCD, personality difficulties and attachment and relational problems, stress and burnout. I am interested in understanding you better, so I can better help you, to understand yourself and the challenges and difficulties you are experiencing
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and an EMDR therapist registered with EMDR UK and I am DBS approved. I have over 15 years of experience working in Psychological services within the NHS and can offer assessment and treatment for a range of mental health problems. These include, depressions, anxiety, low self esteem and self-worth, PTSD, OCD, personality difficulties and attachment and relational problems, stress and burnout. I am interested in understanding you better, so I can better help you, to understand yourself and the challenges and difficulties you are experiencing
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Photo of Martin Wilks, Psychologist in Felixstowe, England
Martin Wilks
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
People who are keen to re-orientate their lives in the direction of their values - towards what gives them a sense of meaning and purpose. Having a clearer idea of what really matters helps people motivate themselves - even to the extent of accepting the difficulties it may entail - to either change or persist - in behaviours that will move them in their valued directions. Typically, this approach can be powerfully effective in dealing with the pervasive problems of stress, anxiety and depression and other chronic issues where rigid patterns of avoidant behaviour have developed.
People who are keen to re-orientate their lives in the direction of their values - towards what gives them a sense of meaning and purpose. Having a clearer idea of what really matters helps people motivate themselves - even to the extent of accepting the difficulties it may entail - to either change or persist - in behaviours that will move them in their valued directions. Typically, this approach can be powerfully effective in dealing with the pervasive problems of stress, anxiety and depression and other chronic issues where rigid patterns of avoidant behaviour have developed.
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Photo of The Stephenson Centre, Psychotherapist in Felixstowe, England
The Stephenson Centre
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4
The Stephenson Centre is a private counselling and psychotherapy centre in Ipswich town near the waterfront. We have a team of counsellors, psychotherapists and clinical psychologists offering individuals, couples and children counselling and therapy for a range of emotional problems including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, EMDR. We also offer low cost counselling and CBT.
The Stephenson Centre is a private counselling and psychotherapy centre in Ipswich town near the waterfront. We have a team of counsellors, psychotherapists and clinical psychologists offering individuals, couples and children counselling and therapy for a range of emotional problems including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, EMDR. We also offer low cost counselling and CBT.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Felixstowe

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Felixstowe who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
93% Bereavement
86% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
71% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

9 Years

How Counsellors in Felixstowe see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Felixstowe?

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.