Counselling in Gate Helmsley

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York Psychological Therapies
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gate Helmsley YO41  (Online Only)
I am Dr Sari Harenwall, a clinical psychologist based in York and online. I have a several years experience working for the NHS, not for profit organisations and privately. I am passionate about reducing human suffering through the provision of evidence-based therapy and coaching to help people build a more fulfilling life. I specialise in integrative physical and mental health including somatisation where emotional pain manifests itself physically. I have an interest in trauma and the impact on the body as well as anxieties, low mood, relationship problems and compassionate leadership.
I am Dr Sari Harenwall, a clinical psychologist based in York and online. I have a several years experience working for the NHS, not for profit organisations and privately. I am passionate about reducing human suffering through the provision of evidence-based therapy and coaching to help people build a more fulfilling life. I specialise in integrative physical and mental health including somatisation where emotional pain manifests itself physically. I have an interest in trauma and the impact on the body as well as anxieties, low mood, relationship problems and compassionate leadership.
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Stella Richardson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO26  (Online Only)
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
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Jess Maynard
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO42
I am an Integrative Therapist offering long-term and short-term therapy, in-person and online. My approach is grounded in a deep appreciation for the importance of relationship, both in the challenges we encounter and in how we facilitate change. I take a holistic view of people and believe it is important to hold space both for who you are as an individual, alongside the socio-cultural context that forms the backdrop of your experience. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety low self-esteem, complex trauma/PTSD, eating disorders and relationship issues.
I am an Integrative Therapist offering long-term and short-term therapy, in-person and online. My approach is grounded in a deep appreciation for the importance of relationship, both in the challenges we encounter and in how we facilitate change. I take a holistic view of people and believe it is important to hold space both for who you are as an individual, alongside the socio-cultural context that forms the backdrop of your experience. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety low self-esteem, complex trauma/PTSD, eating disorders and relationship issues.
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Sue Morris
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
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Cheryl Squire
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO30
Are you feeling anxious and distressed? At times do you get frustrated, irritated or angry? Do you have painful unwanted memories or struggle to sleep? Are you feeling sad, low or numb? Are you feeling alone or that no one understands you? Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope? Do you want to feel calmer and more in control? Do you want to understand how your body is reacting and why you can't think straight? Do you want to cope better on a day-to-day basis. As a qualified integrative, relational counsellor I am able to be alongside you and help you to understand your experience.
Are you feeling anxious and distressed? At times do you get frustrated, irritated or angry? Do you have painful unwanted memories or struggle to sleep? Are you feeling sad, low or numb? Are you feeling alone or that no one understands you? Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope? Do you want to feel calmer and more in control? Do you want to understand how your body is reacting and why you can't think straight? Do you want to cope better on a day-to-day basis. As a qualified integrative, relational counsellor I am able to be alongside you and help you to understand your experience.
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Ben Groves
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Hello, I’m Ben, a psychotherapist based in York, and I support people to resolve life and relationship difficulties. If you’ve ever felt trapped, possibly disliking who you have become and feeling others blaming you too; we can work together to make sense of how you came to be the person that you are today, and how to make positive changes in your life- to make you more you. Often we feel life’s pressures, or that there is some is just ‘wrong’ but we are unsure of what ‘it’ is, we can resolve the it - to make you more you. I support clients with childhood trauma, complex diagnosis, as well as seemly day to day issues.
Hello, I’m Ben, a psychotherapist based in York, and I support people to resolve life and relationship difficulties. If you’ve ever felt trapped, possibly disliking who you have become and feeling others blaming you too; we can work together to make sense of how you came to be the person that you are today, and how to make positive changes in your life- to make you more you. Often we feel life’s pressures, or that there is some is just ‘wrong’ but we are unsure of what ‘it’ is, we can resolve the it - to make you more you. I support clients with childhood trauma, complex diagnosis, as well as seemly day to day issues.
01904 935837 View 01904 935837
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Dr Helen Blake
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pocklington YO42
Perhaps you have been feeling overwhelmed, confused or anxious? Maybe you find it difficult to control your emotions, find it hard to stop thinking in a certain way or feel low? I can help you to explore these issues and in doing so we can agree a way forward to help you feel better, more in control and confident about moving on in your life. I can help you to make sense of why you feel the way you do and understand what is happening in your life right now. This understanding can provide the grounding for taking those first steps in making changes, with the support of a therapist.
Perhaps you have been feeling overwhelmed, confused or anxious? Maybe you find it difficult to control your emotions, find it hard to stop thinking in a certain way or feel low? I can help you to explore these issues and in doing so we can agree a way forward to help you feel better, more in control and confident about moving on in your life. I can help you to make sense of why you feel the way you do and understand what is happening in your life right now. This understanding can provide the grounding for taking those first steps in making changes, with the support of a therapist.
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Sukie Dennis
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
I'm a fully-qualified, BACP-registered counsellor specialising in anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family issues and support for those with ADHD. I can also help you navigate relational challenges, whether that's with yourself or others. Through collaborative therapeutic work, I aim to empower you to explore and reframe your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a non-judgmental, understanding and restorative way. Everyone has the capacity for self-awareness, growth and healing, and I strive to create a therapeutic relationship in which you feel heard, understood and valued.
I'm a fully-qualified, BACP-registered counsellor specialising in anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family issues and support for those with ADHD. I can also help you navigate relational challenges, whether that's with yourself or others. Through collaborative therapeutic work, I aim to empower you to explore and reframe your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a non-judgmental, understanding and restorative way. Everyone has the capacity for self-awareness, growth and healing, and I strive to create a therapeutic relationship in which you feel heard, understood and valued.
01904 935710 View 01904 935710
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Paul Bramley
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pocklington YO42
Have you ever felt bad for feeling the way you do? I have. Felt ashamed for feeling vulnerable, not 'man enough'. Ever apologised for your feelings or had them stigmatised, certain emotions being more palatable than others for some listeners. Been told how to grieve, to not feel that way or to just toughen up and get on with it? Throughout our lives we often - through no fault of our own - create coping mechanisms in difficult circumstances which will cause us to suffer ultimately when they are unaligned with how we truly feel and are based on the expectations of others, perhaps how a person should be in a certain situation.
Have you ever felt bad for feeling the way you do? I have. Felt ashamed for feeling vulnerable, not 'man enough'. Ever apologised for your feelings or had them stigmatised, certain emotions being more palatable than others for some listeners. Been told how to grieve, to not feel that way or to just toughen up and get on with it? Throughout our lives we often - through no fault of our own - create coping mechanisms in difficult circumstances which will cause us to suffer ultimately when they are unaligned with how we truly feel and are based on the expectations of others, perhaps how a person should be in a certain situation.
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Tim Arnott
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO41
Hi there and thank you for viewing my profile. I am a Masters Qualified BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Leeds city centre (LS1) and York (YO41). As a therapist I help individuals talk about their feelings, think about their choices and help them to achieve positive changes in their lives through the counselling process. I use an integrative model of counselling & psychotherapy which involves a wide range of counselling theories such as psychodynamic and person-centred therapy.
Hi there and thank you for viewing my profile. I am a Masters Qualified BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Leeds city centre (LS1) and York (YO41). As a therapist I help individuals talk about their feelings, think about their choices and help them to achieve positive changes in their lives through the counselling process. I use an integrative model of counselling & psychotherapy which involves a wide range of counselling theories such as psychodynamic and person-centred therapy.
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Abbie Stanwix
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
York YO41
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety, and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Practitioner and compassion focused therapy. I work with you to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, difficulties, and strategies to improve how you feel. I offer a warm and confidential space where you can talk openly about your feelings without fear of criticism.
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety, and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Practitioner and compassion focused therapy. I work with you to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, difficulties, and strategies to improve how you feel. I offer a warm and confidential space where you can talk openly about your feelings without fear of criticism.
01423 803302 View 01423 803302
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Tracy Ann Richardson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO1
My name is Dr Tracy Ann Richardson and I run Wolds Psychology Ltd. I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist providing psychological therapy for over ten years. I have particular expertise in working with psychological trauma and am an accredited EMDR practitioner. Sometimes we don’t know what is causing us to feel distressed and I can help explore with you what is going on for you and work with you to find a way through this. I also have extensive experience in working with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, anger, relational difficulties, emotional regulation or interpersonal difficulties.
My name is Dr Tracy Ann Richardson and I run Wolds Psychology Ltd. I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist providing psychological therapy for over ten years. I have particular expertise in working with psychological trauma and am an accredited EMDR practitioner. Sometimes we don’t know what is causing us to feel distressed and I can help explore with you what is going on for you and work with you to find a way through this. I also have extensive experience in working with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, anger, relational difficulties, emotional regulation or interpersonal difficulties.
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Adcock Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pocklington YO42
I have been working in this field for over twenty years now and I still have a determined passion for it. I am trusted to hear the life narratives and difficulties of those seeking support and my aim is to help you feel heard and empowered. I have never lost sight of this aim. I have worked with people who have felt very isolated by their own thoughts, felt intense shame, and struggled to cope with overwhelming feelings. Usually they have not felt able to talk to those around them for fear of judgment, embarrassment or rejection. I feel privileged to have been trusted by my clients which enables me to help lessen their burden.
I have been working in this field for over twenty years now and I still have a determined passion for it. I am trusted to hear the life narratives and difficulties of those seeking support and my aim is to help you feel heard and empowered. I have never lost sight of this aim. I have worked with people who have felt very isolated by their own thoughts, felt intense shame, and struggled to cope with overwhelming feelings. Usually they have not felt able to talk to those around them for fear of judgment, embarrassment or rejection. I feel privileged to have been trusted by my clients which enables me to help lessen their burden.
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Dominic Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
I am a person-centred counsellor (with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling), offering online sessions (over Zoom and Google Meet) and face-to-face sessions in East Yorkshire and beyond. If you need support with anxiety and depression, I am here to work with you, by listening, reflecting and developing coping strategies so that you may find the answers you need.
I am a person-centred counsellor (with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling), offering online sessions (over Zoom and Google Meet) and face-to-face sessions in East Yorkshire and beyond. If you need support with anxiety and depression, I am here to work with you, by listening, reflecting and developing coping strategies so that you may find the answers you need.
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Alex Lloyd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
York YO42
I am an experienced and fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic (CAT) Therapist. I am experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, low self esteem, anxiety disorders (such as phobias, generalised anxiety, OCD), eating problems, body image issues, relationship difficulties and trauma/PTSD. My therapy approach is semi structured, and driven by an individual and personalised formulation, typically drawing from CBT, compassion focused therapy (CFT) cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) approaches and EMDR. I offer both long and short term therapy.
I am an experienced and fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic (CAT) Therapist. I am experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, low self esteem, anxiety disorders (such as phobias, generalised anxiety, OCD), eating problems, body image issues, relationship difficulties and trauma/PTSD. My therapy approach is semi structured, and driven by an individual and personalised formulation, typically drawing from CBT, compassion focused therapy (CFT) cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) approaches and EMDR. I offer both long and short term therapy.
01759 487734 View 01759 487734
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Elizabeth Paterson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO1  (Online Only)
Hello and a very warm welcome to my profile. Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or just not quite yourself lately? Are you looking to improve your mental health and understand yourself better? Do you long for a space where you feel safe and truly heard? You're in the right place. Life's challenges can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed or disconnected, but you don't have to face them alone. As a specialist online person-centred therapist, I am dedicated to helping you enhance your mental well-being and discover your inner strengths. I want to emphasise that your uniqueness is both respected and celebrated here.
Hello and a very warm welcome to my profile. Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or just not quite yourself lately? Are you looking to improve your mental health and understand yourself better? Do you long for a space where you feel safe and truly heard? You're in the right place. Life's challenges can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed or disconnected, but you don't have to face them alone. As a specialist online person-centred therapist, I am dedicated to helping you enhance your mental well-being and discover your inner strengths. I want to emphasise that your uniqueness is both respected and celebrated here.
0113 519 0733 View 0113 519 0733
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Annabel Minors
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Do you struggle with low self-esteem or feel that you’re not good enough ? Do you tend to focus on others, their needs and forget your own ? Perhaps you are finding a particular situation or life event overwhelming ? You might not be able to pinpoint what exactly is bothering you, you just want clarity and to be able to make positive changes in your life.
Do you struggle with low self-esteem or feel that you’re not good enough ? Do you tend to focus on others, their needs and forget your own ? Perhaps you are finding a particular situation or life event overwhelming ? You might not be able to pinpoint what exactly is bothering you, you just want clarity and to be able to make positive changes in your life.
01423 648798 View 01423 648798
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Ruth Tarr
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Ruth, a Psychotherapist, working with clients aged 8 and up, especially families, and I'd like to help you. Are you struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed or uncertain about your life? Do you have a child or young person experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, or having emotional moodswings that may be negatively impacting on family life? Perhaps you feel like you don't know how best to support them? Would you like to feel (or like your child to feel) more resilient, calm and balanced? Would you like help getting comfortable with your uncomfortable feelings?
Hi! I'm Ruth, a Psychotherapist, working with clients aged 8 and up, especially families, and I'd like to help you. Are you struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed or uncertain about your life? Do you have a child or young person experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, or having emotional moodswings that may be negatively impacting on family life? Perhaps you feel like you don't know how best to support them? Would you like to feel (or like your child to feel) more resilient, calm and balanced? Would you like help getting comfortable with your uncomfortable feelings?
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Alex Hannay
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
We each have our own particular blend of resources and limitations, specific to us and unique as a fingerprint. That's why my therapeutic counselling doesn't provide 6-step plans, workbooks or programmes. It's open, free-flowing and exploratory. It takes the time to clear a regular safe space in which to unpack the events, relationships and emotions that you bring with you to this moment. To think about your feeling and feel your thinking. To talk, to laugh, to be tired, angry, uplifted or simply just to take the time to be. With compassion, empathy and without judgment.
We each have our own particular blend of resources and limitations, specific to us and unique as a fingerprint. That's why my therapeutic counselling doesn't provide 6-step plans, workbooks or programmes. It's open, free-flowing and exploratory. It takes the time to clear a regular safe space in which to unpack the events, relationships and emotions that you bring with you to this moment. To think about your feeling and feel your thinking. To talk, to laugh, to be tired, angry, uplifted or simply just to take the time to be. With compassion, empathy and without judgment.
01347 668138 View 01347 668138
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Jenna Booth
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO10
I’m Jenna, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training based in York.
I’m Jenna, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training based in York.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gate Helmsley

< 10

Counsellors in Gate Helmsley who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Life Coaching
100% Bereavement
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% Aviva
100% WPA

How Counsellors in Gate Helmsley see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gate Helmsley?

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.