Counselling in Gateshead

Photo of undefined - Soulful Sessions Counselling, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Soulful Sessions Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gateshead NE8
My name is David, I am a qualified counsellor and my approach to counselling is person centred, however I integrate other models to ensure I meet your authentic, unique needs to enable you to explore and make meaning of your situation. I am an experienced counsellor with a wealth of real-life wisdom, and I have experienced firsthand how tough life can become. My lifetime love for helping others and passion for therapy and continual study has helped transform the lives of my clients struggling with a wide range of issues. I have a keen interest in the spiritual elements and believe that if you find meaning anything can be overcome.
My name is David, I am a qualified counsellor and my approach to counselling is person centred, however I integrate other models to ensure I meet your authentic, unique needs to enable you to explore and make meaning of your situation. I am an experienced counsellor with a wealth of real-life wisdom, and I have experienced firsthand how tough life can become. My lifetime love for helping others and passion for therapy and continual study has helped transform the lives of my clients struggling with a wide range of issues. I have a keen interest in the spiritual elements and believe that if you find meaning anything can be overcome.
0191 743 9451 View 0191 743 9451
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Dr Marsha Cochrane
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gateshead NE11
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in private practice and the NHS. I have 14 years’ experience of providing therapy to adults in primary and secondary care services. I specialise in helping people overcome a wide range of difficulties associated with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, stress and burnout. I can help you to understand what is keeping your difficulties going and to make important changes so you can live a happier and more fulfilling life.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in private practice and the NHS. I have 14 years’ experience of providing therapy to adults in primary and secondary care services. I specialise in helping people overcome a wide range of difficulties associated with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, stress and burnout. I can help you to understand what is keeping your difficulties going and to make important changes so you can live a happier and more fulfilling life.
01207 262330 View 01207 262330
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Self Centre Counselling, Grace Fry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE8
Are you feeling stuck with where you are in life and are struggling to move forward? Maybe you are prioritising others and avoiding putting the focus on you? Perhaps you have been taught that it's not ok to express yourself or to pay attention to your needs and that you should always be serving others. You are continuing with this cycle because you don't know how to do anything different. Maybe it is trauma that is stopping you from being able to listen to your true self. You may have an awareness of what is keeping you stuck or you may not know what is holding you back. I am here to help you learn more about you.
Are you feeling stuck with where you are in life and are struggling to move forward? Maybe you are prioritising others and avoiding putting the focus on you? Perhaps you have been taught that it's not ok to express yourself or to pay attention to your needs and that you should always be serving others. You are continuing with this cycle because you don't know how to do anything different. Maybe it is trauma that is stopping you from being able to listen to your true self. You may have an awareness of what is keeping you stuck or you may not know what is holding you back. I am here to help you learn more about you.
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Photo of Sarah Charlton, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Sarah Charlton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE9  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or experiencing low mood? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Have you been through a trauma? Do you need someone to talk to? I am a fully accredited person-centred trauma-informed counsellor. I am an empathetic listener and will support you with warmth and encouragement as we work to overcome any difficulties you have. I make our relationship a priority and know how much building trust enables you to open up, reflect and grow inner strength and resilience. I see you as the expert in your life and will strive to empower you to make any changes you think will be beneficial.
Are you feeling anxious or experiencing low mood? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Have you been through a trauma? Do you need someone to talk to? I am a fully accredited person-centred trauma-informed counsellor. I am an empathetic listener and will support you with warmth and encouragement as we work to overcome any difficulties you have. I make our relationship a priority and know how much building trust enables you to open up, reflect and grow inner strength and resilience. I see you as the expert in your life and will strive to empower you to make any changes you think will be beneficial.
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Photo of Melanie Hunter-Purvis, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Melanie Hunter-Purvis
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE11
Not accepting new clients
Hello I am Melanie, do you feel frustrated with how your life is going; have issues you find hard to overcome or maybe think you can’t resolve? Do you often experience low mood, wish you were more confident, had better relationships with others? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with worries or struggling with a loss? Would you like to feel happier in life? My practice, among others, focuses on mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, eating issues and suicidal thoughts. I am passionate about my work as well as the long term benefits of 'talking therapies'.
Hello I am Melanie, do you feel frustrated with how your life is going; have issues you find hard to overcome or maybe think you can’t resolve? Do you often experience low mood, wish you were more confident, had better relationships with others? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with worries or struggling with a loss? Would you like to feel happier in life? My practice, among others, focuses on mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, eating issues and suicidal thoughts. I am passionate about my work as well as the long term benefits of 'talking therapies'.
07427 710849 View 07427 710849
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Louise Anne Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gateshead NE8
I am a Counsellor working from a Person Centred approach integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches. I provide a safe, professional and confidential space to help support clients and facilitate change during challenging times. I provide services that are unique to your individual needs and can create a bespoke combination of therapies that include Counselling, Coaching and Mindfulness. Services can help you feel empowered, make changes, identify & face challenges head on, gain control over your life, provide greater insight & perspective whilst learning coping strategies and encourage a positive mindset.
I am a Counsellor working from a Person Centred approach integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches. I provide a safe, professional and confidential space to help support clients and facilitate change during challenging times. I provide services that are unique to your individual needs and can create a bespoke combination of therapies that include Counselling, Coaching and Mindfulness. Services can help you feel empowered, make changes, identify & face challenges head on, gain control over your life, provide greater insight & perspective whilst learning coping strategies and encourage a positive mindset.
07588 702503 View 07588 702503
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Peter Robinson-Vernon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE9
I have a wide range of experience in clinical issues, I have worked with a range of ages from three years to sixty six year old clients. Specialising in anger management, bereavement, loss, stress, anxiety and depression, relationships and men's issues. All mental health issues can be talked about in person or via cyber counselling. I also offer experienced clinical supervision for counsellors, feel free to contact me for more information
I have a wide range of experience in clinical issues, I have worked with a range of ages from three years to sixty six year old clients. Specialising in anger management, bereavement, loss, stress, anxiety and depression, relationships and men's issues. All mental health issues can be talked about in person or via cyber counselling. I also offer experienced clinical supervision for counsellors, feel free to contact me for more information
0191 917 9619 View 0191 917 9619
Photo of undefined - Gabrielle Landric Psychotherapeutic Counselling, MUKCP, Counsellor
Gabrielle Landric Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE9
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, feelings of emptiness or meaninglessness? Do your relationships leave you feeling unfulfilled and lonely? Are you troubled by traumatic memories? Wondering where to turn? As a relationally trained therapist, I am skilled in helping people to improve their self-esteem, to have more satisfying relationships with themselves and others and to find meaning in their lives. Perhaps you have never felt like you fit anywhere. Perhaps you were abused, neglected or bullied in childhood. Perhaps a sudden trauma, relationship betrayal or bereavement has derailed you and made you question your whole life.
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, feelings of emptiness or meaninglessness? Do your relationships leave you feeling unfulfilled and lonely? Are you troubled by traumatic memories? Wondering where to turn? As a relationally trained therapist, I am skilled in helping people to improve their self-esteem, to have more satisfying relationships with themselves and others and to find meaning in their lives. Perhaps you have never felt like you fit anywhere. Perhaps you were abused, neglected or bullied in childhood. Perhaps a sudden trauma, relationship betrayal or bereavement has derailed you and made you question your whole life.
0191 580 1451 View 0191 580 1451
Photo of Fiona Fitzpatrick, MA, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Fiona Fitzpatrick
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE8  (Online Only)
My name is Fiona Fitzpatrick and I am a registered Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I am passionate about how the creative process can heal and change a person, helping to understand ourselves and our circumstances & behaviour and with this awareness find acceptance and heal from suffering. You do not have to have any experience of art or any art skills to benefit from this therapy. I have 6 years experience of working with adopted children, children in school with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues and adults in the community as 1:1 therapy and group work
My name is Fiona Fitzpatrick and I am a registered Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I am passionate about how the creative process can heal and change a person, helping to understand ourselves and our circumstances & behaviour and with this awareness find acceptance and heal from suffering. You do not have to have any experience of art or any art skills to benefit from this therapy. I have 6 years experience of working with adopted children, children in school with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues and adults in the community as 1:1 therapy and group work
0191 580 4701 View 0191 580 4701
Photo of Emma Cockburn, MBACP, Counsellor
Emma Cockburn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gateshead NE10
Coming to therapy might be a very scary and daunting thing to do, you may feel like you ‘shouldn’t’ need therapy. I understand this and I want you to know that you are not alone, from your first steps I will be with you. I can provide a compassionate environment so that you can feel, talk about and reflect on, your own emotional processes. Having gained understanding about yourself and felt your emotions, you will increasingly have the space to reflect and make choices. If you are suffering and feel unsure of how to change this, I invite you to contact me and take the first step towards change and self -acceptance.
Coming to therapy might be a very scary and daunting thing to do, you may feel like you ‘shouldn’t’ need therapy. I understand this and I want you to know that you are not alone, from your first steps I will be with you. I can provide a compassionate environment so that you can feel, talk about and reflect on, your own emotional processes. Having gained understanding about yourself and felt your emotions, you will increasingly have the space to reflect and make choices. If you are suffering and feel unsure of how to change this, I invite you to contact me and take the first step towards change and self -acceptance.
01661 521093 View 01661 521093
Photo of Georgia Giannopoulou, DCounsPsych, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Georgia Giannopoulou
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE9
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis as my core model working with individuals and couples across genders and orientations. I practice in English and Greek. I work with a range of issues including trauma, stress, issues of identity and existential concerns, life transitions such as immigration, separations, divorce, parenthood, career changes as well as losses, eating and body image issues, relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and explorations of identity and self-actualisation. I am existentially minded and use a range of approaches tailored to the individual in support of their goals.
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis as my core model working with individuals and couples across genders and orientations. I practice in English and Greek. I work with a range of issues including trauma, stress, issues of identity and existential concerns, life transitions such as immigration, separations, divorce, parenthood, career changes as well as losses, eating and body image issues, relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and explorations of identity and self-actualisation. I am existentially minded and use a range of approaches tailored to the individual in support of their goals.
0191 743 1169 View 0191 743 1169
Photo of Dr Alan Bowman, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Alan Bowman
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE9
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life's challenges? I specialise in guiding individuals through pain, trauma, loss, and existential fear. Whether it's bereavement, post-traumatic stress, adapting to change, pursuing personal growth, or feeling lost, I'm here to support you.
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life's challenges? I specialise in guiding individuals through pain, trauma, loss, and existential fear. Whether it's bereavement, post-traumatic stress, adapting to change, pursuing personal growth, or feeling lost, I'm here to support you.
0191 607 1134 View 0191 607 1134
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David Simon
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gateshead NE8
Many of my clients decide to work with me because something has changed in their life. The devastation of a loss or bereavement. Relationship difficulties. A decision to be made at a crossroads.
Many of my clients decide to work with me because something has changed in their life. The devastation of a loss or bereavement. Relationship difficulties. A decision to be made at a crossroads.
0191 917 9291 View 0191 917 9291
Photo of undefined - Kalmer Counselling, MSc, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Kalmer Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE10
The way we live our lives, how we think, feel and behave can have a huge impact upon us. If we feel stuck, negative about life that’s all we notice, see and attract into our lives. Therapy at Kalmer can change your life! By creating a space to explore you, your needs, your life, dreams and desires you can change your mindset and develop feelings of happiness and positivity. This can help to change everything about your life because if you change you everything around you has to change too. If you want a more fulfilling happy life it starts with you. ‘Like attracts like’
The way we live our lives, how we think, feel and behave can have a huge impact upon us. If we feel stuck, negative about life that’s all we notice, see and attract into our lives. Therapy at Kalmer can change your life! By creating a space to explore you, your needs, your life, dreams and desires you can change your mindset and develop feelings of happiness and positivity. This can help to change everything about your life because if you change you everything around you has to change too. If you want a more fulfilling happy life it starts with you. ‘Like attracts like’
0191 743 0491 View 0191 743 0491
Photo of Raphael Kada, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Raphael Kada
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gateshead NE8  (Online Only)
Are you feeling low, anxious, unsure, stuck, not as productive or just not enjoining the beautiful gift of life - let me help you understand yourself and your difficulties more to allow you to become unstuck, more productive and lead a healthier and happier life within your current circumstances however difficult these may be. Low mood or anxiety can feel hard to overcome or ever break free from but even just starting therapy makes this easier to manage and regulate. Become clearer in your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and way of life through clear, structured therapy at a time, place and space comfortable to you.
Are you feeling low, anxious, unsure, stuck, not as productive or just not enjoining the beautiful gift of life - let me help you understand yourself and your difficulties more to allow you to become unstuck, more productive and lead a healthier and happier life within your current circumstances however difficult these may be. Low mood or anxiety can feel hard to overcome or ever break free from but even just starting therapy makes this easier to manage and regulate. Become clearer in your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and way of life through clear, structured therapy at a time, place and space comfortable to you.
0161 524 4772 View 0161 524 4772
Photo of Louise Hiles, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Louise Hiles
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE8
Neuroinclusive therapy and coaching tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're grappling with specific challenges, seeking self-discovery, or navigating life changes, I provide a safe, online or in-person space for adults to explore and heal. Overwhelmed, anxious, or simply feeling adrift? Together, we can develop strategies, gain self-understanding, and foster insight to propel you forward.
Neuroinclusive therapy and coaching tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're grappling with specific challenges, seeking self-discovery, or navigating life changes, I provide a safe, online or in-person space for adults to explore and heal. Overwhelmed, anxious, or simply feeling adrift? Together, we can develop strategies, gain self-understanding, and foster insight to propel you forward.
0191 743 6675 View 0191 743 6675
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Dr Christine Price
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE11
With over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist, I have treated a wide range of difficulties. Whether you're dealing with professional burn out or mental health issues, my career has been about helping people with all kinds of challenges. These include anxiety and panic; depression; health anxiety; intrusive thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder; work stress/burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; relationship issues; bereavement and loss; emotional regulation, self-esteem issues as well as others.
With over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist, I have treated a wide range of difficulties. Whether you're dealing with professional burn out or mental health issues, my career has been about helping people with all kinds of challenges. These include anxiety and panic; depression; health anxiety; intrusive thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder; work stress/burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; relationship issues; bereavement and loss; emotional regulation, self-esteem issues as well as others.
0191 917 4404 View 0191 917 4404
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Jesmond Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE10
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
0191 743 1447 View 0191 743 1447
Photo of Dr Kathleen Hass, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Kathleen Hass
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gateshead NE10
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
0191 814 7219 View 0191 814 7219
Photo of Dr Denika Campbell-Lee, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Denika Campbell-Lee
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gateshead NE8  (Online Only)
Do you feel misunderstood, either by others or even yourself? Are you struggling with your mood? Do you find yourself tearful, anxious, confused or angry? Do you have days where you are able to function with your struggles and days you find it too hard to function? Hi I'm Denika and I would love to help! We'll think about everything that makes you, you! Including cultural and social aspects which are not typically considered in traditional therapeutic models. There's many versions of you, and together we can discover the version you want to be most present. I also offer private Autism assessments (starting from £1900).
Do you feel misunderstood, either by others or even yourself? Are you struggling with your mood? Do you find yourself tearful, anxious, confused or angry? Do you have days where you are able to function with your struggles and days you find it too hard to function? Hi I'm Denika and I would love to help! We'll think about everything that makes you, you! Including cultural and social aspects which are not typically considered in traditional therapeutic models. There's many versions of you, and together we can discover the version you want to be most present. I also offer private Autism assessments (starting from £1900).
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Number of Counsellors in Gateshead

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Gateshead who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Stress
94% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
90% Relationship Issues
87% Trauma and PTSD
81% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Bupa
60% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Gateshead see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gateshead?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.