Counselling in Great Bookham

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Josephine Bird
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Great Bookham KT23
We all struggle with life at times. situations and people can challenge us and the feeling of being alone or not knowing where to turn can be overwhelming.When you can no longer see joy in the world maybe you need some help finding yourself again. I will help you lift that heavy weight that is keeping you down. If anxiety is affecting your life we can explore the triggers and find ways to alleviate the symptoms and bring control back to your life.  This will improve sleep and allow you to access the world fully again.
We all struggle with life at times. situations and people can challenge us and the feeling of being alone or not knowing where to turn can be overwhelming.When you can no longer see joy in the world maybe you need some help finding yourself again. I will help you lift that heavy weight that is keeping you down. If anxiety is affecting your life we can explore the triggers and find ways to alleviate the symptoms and bring control back to your life.  This will improve sleep and allow you to access the world fully again.
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Louise Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Great Bookham KT23
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Making the decision to see a counsellor can take an immense amount of courage - acknowledging that you may need some help in talking through and making sense of some of the feelings causing you pain can feel a big step. There may be events, or even moments, that leave you fighting for breath. Feelings of shame or failure that you cannot seem to shift, or a sense of dread and foreboding, making everyday life a struggle. Perhaps the death of a loved one, conflict with family or friends, or a significant life change such as divorce or redundancy has caused you to feel off balance.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Making the decision to see a counsellor can take an immense amount of courage - acknowledging that you may need some help in talking through and making sense of some of the feelings causing you pain can feel a big step. There may be events, or even moments, that leave you fighting for breath. Feelings of shame or failure that you cannot seem to shift, or a sense of dread and foreboding, making everyday life a struggle. Perhaps the death of a loved one, conflict with family or friends, or a significant life change such as divorce or redundancy has caused you to feel off balance.
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Nicola Jane Griffiths
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Great Bookham KT23
Do you experience any of the following; flashbacks, nightmares, sleep disturbance, self harm, addictive behaviours, repetitive thoughts, a churning stomach, headaches, relationship problems, family issues, angry outbursts, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, body tension, lack of focus?
Do you experience any of the following; flashbacks, nightmares, sleep disturbance, self harm, addictive behaviours, repetitive thoughts, a churning stomach, headaches, relationship problems, family issues, angry outbursts, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, body tension, lack of focus?
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Wendy Cook
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and Registered Member of the BACP, specialising in pregnancy loss, baby loss and all other bereavements. I previously worked with Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity) for over 13 years and remain a Bereavement Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Support. My aim is to support anyone affected by bereavement, including family members, friends, colleagues or healthcare professionals seeking to support someone else.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and Registered Member of the BACP, specialising in pregnancy loss, baby loss and all other bereavements. I previously worked with Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity) for over 13 years and remain a Bereavement Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Support. My aim is to support anyone affected by bereavement, including family members, friends, colleagues or healthcare professionals seeking to support someone else.
01483 694153 View 01483 694153
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Imogen Wade
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leatherhead KT23
If you seeking to feel safe with a therapist, my goal is to provide you with a feeling of trust and security. You may feel this sense of safety in our first session, or it may take many sessions to build. I believe that when you are relaxed, open and comfortable, that is when the most fruitful work can take place. You may be struggling with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, childhood issues, self-harm or suicidal thoughts; or perhaps you aren't sure how to put into words what you're going through, you just know that you need to speak to someone.
If you seeking to feel safe with a therapist, my goal is to provide you with a feeling of trust and security. You may feel this sense of safety in our first session, or it may take many sessions to build. I believe that when you are relaxed, open and comfortable, that is when the most fruitful work can take place. You may be struggling with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, childhood issues, self-harm or suicidal thoughts; or perhaps you aren't sure how to put into words what you're going through, you just know that you need to speak to someone.
01793 540202 View 01793 540202
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Surrey Counselling and Psychotherapy Partnership
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
I have over 10 years experience in supporting individual adults and couples. I know the first step can feel daunting, which is why I offer a safe, warm and relaxed space for us to work together. Counselling is a very individual process, and everything I do will be centred around you. We will go at your pace so I can make sure your needs are met, in order to help you enhance your life and enable you to live it more fully.
I have over 10 years experience in supporting individual adults and couples. I know the first step can feel daunting, which is why I offer a safe, warm and relaxed space for us to work together. Counselling is a very individual process, and everything I do will be centred around you. We will go at your pace so I can make sure your needs are met, in order to help you enhance your life and enable you to live it more fully.
01372 234499 View 01372 234499
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Dr Claire Hepworth
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
Have you found yourself feeling stuck, over-whelmed, anxious, stressed or noticing yourself being self-critical? I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Coaching Psychologist. I can help you if you experience Anxiety, Worry, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Self-criticism, Shame, Stress and Burnout, Phobias, Social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic, low self-esteem, emotional difficulties, please get in touch. I offer both Psychological intervention and Coaching.
Have you found yourself feeling stuck, over-whelmed, anxious, stressed or noticing yourself being self-critical? I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Coaching Psychologist. I can help you if you experience Anxiety, Worry, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Self-criticism, Shame, Stress and Burnout, Phobias, Social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic, low self-esteem, emotional difficulties, please get in touch. I offer both Psychological intervention and Coaching.
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Surrey's Learning and Counselling Centre
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
I am a Senior Accredited Integrative Counsellor, Clinical Counselling Supervisor & Child & Young People's Therapist (CYPT) supporting individuals & families. Specialising in Neurodiversity; the range of brain function & differences, behavioural traits such as Autism A.S.D, ADHD/ADD, & SpLD supporting a wide range of issues. My approach to Well-being combines a unique blend of Person-centre, Psychodynamic & Psychoeducation. I also offer official diagnoses of Dyslexia and advise corporate & educational settings on mental health issues. I strive for equality & diversity creating an inclusive atmosphere for everyone.
I am a Senior Accredited Integrative Counsellor, Clinical Counselling Supervisor & Child & Young People's Therapist (CYPT) supporting individuals & families. Specialising in Neurodiversity; the range of brain function & differences, behavioural traits such as Autism A.S.D, ADHD/ADD, & SpLD supporting a wide range of issues. My approach to Well-being combines a unique blend of Person-centre, Psychodynamic & Psychoeducation. I also offer official diagnoses of Dyslexia and advise corporate & educational settings on mental health issues. I strive for equality & diversity creating an inclusive atmosphere for everyone.
01306 773115 View 01306 773115
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Diana Thornton
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Cobham KT11
I am a registered Human Givens therapist and mindful self-compassion teacher. I understand that you want to feel better quickly. I will listen, guide and respond with warmth and respect using the best evidence-based techniques to suit you and your particular needs. These might include CBT, compassion based approaches, explanations about brain function, relaxation and visualisations together with NICE approved techniques to work on traumatic triggers. Without unduly dwelling upon the past we can deal with old difficulties, current situations and learn new skills to approach the future with a renewed sense of wellbeing.
I am a registered Human Givens therapist and mindful self-compassion teacher. I understand that you want to feel better quickly. I will listen, guide and respond with warmth and respect using the best evidence-based techniques to suit you and your particular needs. These might include CBT, compassion based approaches, explanations about brain function, relaxation and visualisations together with NICE approved techniques to work on traumatic triggers. Without unduly dwelling upon the past we can deal with old difficulties, current situations and learn new skills to approach the future with a renewed sense of wellbeing.
01372 677209 View 01372 677209
Photo of Heather Dyson, PsychD, CPsychol, Psychologist
Heather Dyson
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leatherhead KT22
There are many reasons why individuals choose to access therapy and it can be a daunting, sometimes painful, step. Please be assured that, with over a decade of experience, I offer an even-handed yet supportive approach in a safe, confidential setting. If you are feeling disconnected from yourself and those around you, are struggling to manage feelings of anxiety, are managing your distress through strategies such as alcohol, illegal substances, or self-harming behaviours, have experienced a trauma, or witnessed a traumatic event, I can help.
There are many reasons why individuals choose to access therapy and it can be a daunting, sometimes painful, step. Please be assured that, with over a decade of experience, I offer an even-handed yet supportive approach in a safe, confidential setting. If you are feeling disconnected from yourself and those around you, are struggling to manage feelings of anxiety, are managing your distress through strategies such as alcohol, illegal substances, or self-harming behaviours, have experienced a trauma, or witnessed a traumatic event, I can help.
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Dr Sarah Hamlyn-Wright
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cobham KT11
Most of us, at some time or another, will experience difficulties with our thoughts, feelings, behaviour or relationships. Some of us might experience physical symptoms for which our GP can find no organic cause. Almost all of us want to get the most out of life. This is where I can help. I am a Senior Consultant Counselling Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy. I am Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Most of us, at some time or another, will experience difficulties with our thoughts, feelings, behaviour or relationships. Some of us might experience physical symptoms for which our GP can find no organic cause. Almost all of us want to get the most out of life. This is where I can help. I am a Senior Consultant Counselling Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy. I am Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
01372 677133 View 01372 677133
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Linda Thorden
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
I’m a Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC and a CBT therapist registered with the BABCP. I provide a variety of interventions including EMDR therapy for trauma, CBT for anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience from the NHS and private practise in making sense of presenting problems in a collaborative ways and agreeing a treatment plan. I have attended extensive supervision training in variety of modalities. I'm an accredited Emdr Consultant Supervisor and also provide supervision to professionals and services. I charge £110 to £120 per session depending on the duration of some interventions.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC and a CBT therapist registered with the BABCP. I provide a variety of interventions including EMDR therapy for trauma, CBT for anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience from the NHS and private practise in making sense of presenting problems in a collaborative ways and agreeing a treatment plan. I have attended extensive supervision training in variety of modalities. I'm an accredited Emdr Consultant Supervisor and also provide supervision to professionals and services. I charge £110 to £120 per session depending on the duration of some interventions.
01372 235307 View 01372 235307
Photo of Gemma Autumn, MBABCP, Counsellor
Gemma Autumn
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
Are you feeling anxious? Depressed? Low self-esteem? I offer therapeutic counselling using talking and creative therapy so you can plant the seeds of awareness and grow change in your life. I (she/her) am a trained integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, ecopsychotherapist and practising artist. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, low self-esteem, relationships, life direction, stress, burnout, trauma, attachment, creative blocks, divorce, intimacy, abuse, sexuality, OCD, religion, family problems, money stories, spiritual disconnection, psychedelic integration and living abroad.
Are you feeling anxious? Depressed? Low self-esteem? I offer therapeutic counselling using talking and creative therapy so you can plant the seeds of awareness and grow change in your life. I (she/her) am a trained integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, ecopsychotherapist and practising artist. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, low self-esteem, relationships, life direction, stress, burnout, trauma, attachment, creative blocks, divorce, intimacy, abuse, sexuality, OCD, religion, family problems, money stories, spiritual disconnection, psychedelic integration and living abroad.
020 4538 2317 View 020 4538 2317
Photo of Joanna Hill, BACP, Counsellor
Joanna Hill
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
Are you feeling anxious, low mood, feel overwhelmed or maybe are finding it difficult to cope? I am a qualified, experienced counsellor offering a calm, safe, confidential space to explore life challenges or trauma from the past, in your current life or anxieties/concerns around the future. Together we can work towards positive change and growth which may be through acceptance and understanding or by making changes to the way you view yourself or the world around you. Every client is unique presenting with different struggles and challenges so I tailor my approach to my clients needs to strive for their goals.
Are you feeling anxious, low mood, feel overwhelmed or maybe are finding it difficult to cope? I am a qualified, experienced counsellor offering a calm, safe, confidential space to explore life challenges or trauma from the past, in your current life or anxieties/concerns around the future. Together we can work towards positive change and growth which may be through acceptance and understanding or by making changes to the way you view yourself or the world around you. Every client is unique presenting with different struggles and challenges so I tailor my approach to my clients needs to strive for their goals.
01306 772887 View 01306 772887
Photo of Claire Smith, BPC, Psychotherapist
Claire Smith
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leatherhead KT22
Life can feel overwhelming at times, particularly with the current economic and environmental uncertainty. Anxiety, depression and loneliness are common issues many people face on top of relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, and trauma. Therapy offers the chance to talk about what is bothering you in a warm, empathic and confidential space. I am a registered psychodynamic psychotherapist with the BPC & BACP and have found that by giving someone the space to talk and reflect on how they feel, and where those feelings come from, enables them to understand themselves better.
Life can feel overwhelming at times, particularly with the current economic and environmental uncertainty. Anxiety, depression and loneliness are common issues many people face on top of relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, and trauma. Therapy offers the chance to talk about what is bothering you in a warm, empathic and confidential space. I am a registered psychodynamic psychotherapist with the BPC & BACP and have found that by giving someone the space to talk and reflect on how they feel, and where those feelings come from, enables them to understand themselves better.
01260 545165 View 01260 545165
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Collective Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
We are a multi-award winning psychological therapies clinic based in Cobham offering fast and effective, evidence-based treatment to support people of all ages and with a variety of mental health difficulties. Our team consists of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, an ADHD coach and family therapy. Our beautiful clinic rooms offer a tranquil setting for your sessions. We know the value of the therapeutic relationship and think that it is vital to find a therapist you 'click' with. Our team are personable, warm and empathetic which has helped many people overcome the difficulties holding them back in life.
We are a multi-award winning psychological therapies clinic based in Cobham offering fast and effective, evidence-based treatment to support people of all ages and with a variety of mental health difficulties. Our team consists of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, an ADHD coach and family therapy. Our beautiful clinic rooms offer a tranquil setting for your sessions. We know the value of the therapeutic relationship and think that it is vital to find a therapist you 'click' with. Our team are personable, warm and empathetic which has helped many people overcome the difficulties holding them back in life.
01932 504224 View 01932 504224
Emma Cotterill
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cobham KT11
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist, Chartered with the BPS and registered with HCPC. I work with adolescents and adults experiencing mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, ptsd, phobias, OCD, stress. I also work with neurological difficulties and brain injuries. I use an individualised integrative therapy approach, drawing on CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. I am also skilled in behavioural management approaches and am trained in EMDR for trauma. I also have excellent Clinical Psychologists working with me.
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist, Chartered with the BPS and registered with HCPC. I work with adolescents and adults experiencing mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, ptsd, phobias, OCD, stress. I also work with neurological difficulties and brain injuries. I use an individualised integrative therapy approach, drawing on CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. I am also skilled in behavioural management approaches and am trained in EMDR for trauma. I also have excellent Clinical Psychologists working with me.
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Freya Rudigier
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
Clients often come to see me with struggles in their relationships, symptoms of anxiety or experiences of depression. Sometimes people know of relationships, specific events, or thinking patterns that are causing them difficulties, other times they just know they are feeling low and are looking for help. Guided by my clients, I set out to establish individual goals for therapy and hope to tailor the sessions as much as possible to the person. Your sessions, will be what you need them to be, whether that is sitting with grief and silence, understanding the nervous system, or getting expressive with crayons.
Clients often come to see me with struggles in their relationships, symptoms of anxiety or experiences of depression. Sometimes people know of relationships, specific events, or thinking patterns that are causing them difficulties, other times they just know they are feeling low and are looking for help. Guided by my clients, I set out to establish individual goals for therapy and hope to tailor the sessions as much as possible to the person. Your sessions, will be what you need them to be, whether that is sitting with grief and silence, understanding the nervous system, or getting expressive with crayons.
01737 302357 View 01737 302357
Photo of Liz Jones, MSc, CPsychol, Psychologist
Liz Jones
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT23
I am a psychologist skilled in counselling psychotherapy and coaching. I have over 15 years of experience working with people in the public and private sector. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I teach techniques to better manage everyday emotional stress. I support clients needing help with their lives whether it is personally focused, career focused, relating to a specific issue or just needing a safe space to externalise. Member of the British Psychological Society, the Association of Business Psychologists and a qualified CBT therapist.
I am a psychologist skilled in counselling psychotherapy and coaching. I have over 15 years of experience working with people in the public and private sector. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I teach techniques to better manage everyday emotional stress. I support clients needing help with their lives whether it is personally focused, career focused, relating to a specific issue or just needing a safe space to externalise. Member of the British Psychological Society, the Association of Business Psychologists and a qualified CBT therapist.
01372 671230 View 01372 671230
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David Campbell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leatherhead KT22
My name is David and I offer outcome based therapy for complex based issues like depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship challenges whether that is at home or work. We can only truly move past them by understanding where they originate from and deal with them as they present in your current life. This may involve looking at past experiences and the emotions associated with them in a compassionate, empathic, non-judgmental, curious way, creating the right conditions for you to get to the source of your problem and see how certain triggers from the past directly inform how you think, feel, and behave in the present moment.
My name is David and I offer outcome based therapy for complex based issues like depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship challenges whether that is at home or work. We can only truly move past them by understanding where they originate from and deal with them as they present in your current life. This may involve looking at past experiences and the emotions associated with them in a compassionate, empathic, non-judgmental, curious way, creating the right conditions for you to get to the source of your problem and see how certain triggers from the past directly inform how you think, feel, and behave in the present moment.
01372 664327 View 01372 664327

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Great Bookham

< 10

Counsellors in Great Bookham who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce
100% Anger Management

Average years in practice

7 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Great Bookham see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Great Bookham?

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.