Counselling in Guildford

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Hannah Regan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU4
In an ever-changing and uncertain world, counselling is an opportunity to take stock and reflect on how life feels for you. No matter what your concern might be, I can give you a safe place to explore your unique take on life. Difficult thoughts and feelings can be listened to respectfully and without fear of being judged. Whether you're feeling anxious, unfulfilled or unable to cope - you don't have to face your struggle alone. Talking things through can lighten the emotional load, restore perspective and bring positive change.
In an ever-changing and uncertain world, counselling is an opportunity to take stock and reflect on how life feels for you. No matter what your concern might be, I can give you a safe place to explore your unique take on life. Difficult thoughts and feelings can be listened to respectfully and without fear of being judged. Whether you're feeling anxious, unfulfilled or unable to cope - you don't have to face your struggle alone. Talking things through can lighten the emotional load, restore perspective and bring positive change.
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Nic Perrins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
Are you feeling anxiety, depression, or panic attacks? Struggling with grief or feeling lost? It's okay to seek help, and I'm here to support you on your journey to wellness. My name is Nic, and I am a highly qualified integrative therapist with extensive experience in helping clients work through emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. Taking that first step can be daunting, but I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your feelings. Contact me for a free introductory call, and let's navigate your path to wellness together.
Are you feeling anxiety, depression, or panic attacks? Struggling with grief or feeling lost? It's okay to seek help, and I'm here to support you on your journey to wellness. My name is Nic, and I am a highly qualified integrative therapist with extensive experience in helping clients work through emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. Taking that first step can be daunting, but I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your feelings. Contact me for a free introductory call, and let's navigate your path to wellness together.
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Dr Miriam Mavia-Zajac
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the BPS & accredited by the HCPC. With more than 23 years of experience, I bring a diverse knowledge base & toolbox of skills & strategies that I draw from; to help tailor sessions to suit my client’s personality & struggles. I deliver bespoke therapy and work at my client's pace. I have a special interest in neurodivergence and am an accredited assessor.
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the BPS & accredited by the HCPC. With more than 23 years of experience, I bring a diverse knowledge base & toolbox of skills & strategies that I draw from; to help tailor sessions to suit my client’s personality & struggles. I deliver bespoke therapy and work at my client's pace. I have a special interest in neurodivergence and am an accredited assessor.
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Inclusion Psychologists Limited
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2  (Online Only)
We are Black Psychologists, Diversity & Inclusion Consultants offering assessments, therapy & coaching services. We are a multidisciplinary team offering counselling, neurodiversity counselling & family therapy. We work with clients from backgrounds, from all over the world & those seeking therapy responsive to their ethnic and cultural needs. We are antiracism experts providing training and assessments in EDI using our Six Stages Conceptual Framework on challenging discriminations & Racism. Providing bespoke training in the areas of diversity and inclusion including special educational needs. Expert witness and negligence claims.
We are Black Psychologists, Diversity & Inclusion Consultants offering assessments, therapy & coaching services. We are a multidisciplinary team offering counselling, neurodiversity counselling & family therapy. We work with clients from backgrounds, from all over the world & those seeking therapy responsive to their ethnic and cultural needs. We are antiracism experts providing training and assessments in EDI using our Six Stages Conceptual Framework on challenging discriminations & Racism. Providing bespoke training in the areas of diversity and inclusion including special educational needs. Expert witness and negligence claims.
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Heidi Renton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
Sometimes relationships can seem such a struggle. Difficulties with trust and commitment, the arrival of children, redundancy, ill-health, infidelity, 'empty nest' syndrome, retirement, bereavement - these can all pose significant challenges to our ability to form and maintain a loving, emotionally fulfilling connection. Maybe you are at a crisis point, feel stuck, or are trying to work out whether or not to separate? You might be unhappy with your sexual relationship. If you feel like you need some help, I will listen and support without judgement, and can offer you counselling that is professional, sensitive and confidential.
Sometimes relationships can seem such a struggle. Difficulties with trust and commitment, the arrival of children, redundancy, ill-health, infidelity, 'empty nest' syndrome, retirement, bereavement - these can all pose significant challenges to our ability to form and maintain a loving, emotionally fulfilling connection. Maybe you are at a crisis point, feel stuck, or are trying to work out whether or not to separate? You might be unhappy with your sexual relationship. If you feel like you need some help, I will listen and support without judgement, and can offer you counselling that is professional, sensitive and confidential.
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Lisa Marie Charter
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guildford GU1  (Online Only)
My journey into counselling began as a personal quest for healing . Through that journey, I discovered a profound passion for supporting others to navigate their own paths towards healing and resilience. In my practice, I offer a safe , supportive space where trauma survivors can explore their experiences, express their emotions, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. With empathy and understanding, I walk alongside my clients as they work through the complexities of trauma, offering support, guidance, and evidence-based techniques to facilitate healing and growth.
My journey into counselling began as a personal quest for healing . Through that journey, I discovered a profound passion for supporting others to navigate their own paths towards healing and resilience. In my practice, I offer a safe , supportive space where trauma survivors can explore their experiences, express their emotions, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. With empathy and understanding, I walk alongside my clients as they work through the complexities of trauma, offering support, guidance, and evidence-based techniques to facilitate healing and growth.
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Warren James Stiles
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2
Over the years, I've come to appreciate that everyone, regardless of their background, has a unique story that is worthy of being heard and understood. Life, with its unpredictable turns, presents challenges that can sometimes feel insurmountable. My approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, respect, and evidence-based practice. I combine both Psychodynamic Therapy, where I look to understand your childhood to where you are today, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), an integrative approach.
Over the years, I've come to appreciate that everyone, regardless of their background, has a unique story that is worthy of being heard and understood. Life, with its unpredictable turns, presents challenges that can sometimes feel insurmountable. My approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, respect, and evidence-based practice. I combine both Psychodynamic Therapy, where I look to understand your childhood to where you are today, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), an integrative approach.
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Evelyn Gaunt
Verified Verified
Guildford GU3
EMDR Therapy can be helpful for PTSD and Trauma, whether a one off incident or chronic trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect and many other mental health presentations, such as body dysmorphia, grief, self-esteem, chronic pain, anxiety, sexual assault, childhood neglect, domestic abuse and more. Many of these presentations can leave you feeling isolated, frustrated and helpless, by processing these via bilateral stimulation to a resolution, life can become more manageable and less triggering, allowing you to achieve your goals.
EMDR Therapy can be helpful for PTSD and Trauma, whether a one off incident or chronic trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect and many other mental health presentations, such as body dysmorphia, grief, self-esteem, chronic pain, anxiety, sexual assault, childhood neglect, domestic abuse and more. Many of these presentations can leave you feeling isolated, frustrated and helpless, by processing these via bilateral stimulation to a resolution, life can become more manageable and less triggering, allowing you to achieve your goals.
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Pia Granjon
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
I am a social worker, life coach, Anthropologist; This diverse training allow me to consider who you are with the larger envoronments you are living in/with.The symptoms you have may not be our focus though they will settle via the understanding of the purpose of their presence in your current life, whatever they are. We will process them if needs be. Our aim is that you get your control back over your current difficulties.
I am a social worker, life coach, Anthropologist; This diverse training allow me to consider who you are with the larger envoronments you are living in/with.The symptoms you have may not be our focus though they will settle via the understanding of the purpose of their presence in your current life, whatever they are. We will process them if needs be. Our aim is that you get your control back over your current difficulties.
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SJG Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Sammy and I am a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the ACC (Association for Christians in Counselling and Psychotherapy). I understand that life can be challenging and even overwhelming at times, however the fact that you are here shows that you have taken a huge step in taking back control of your life. Finding the right counsellor is essential to your therapeutic journey. Life can be tough, but with the right support, I know that you can overcome your challenges and reach your full potential.
Hi my name is Sammy and I am a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the ACC (Association for Christians in Counselling and Psychotherapy). I understand that life can be challenging and even overwhelming at times, however the fact that you are here shows that you have taken a huge step in taking back control of your life. Finding the right counsellor is essential to your therapeutic journey. Life can be tough, but with the right support, I know that you can overcome your challenges and reach your full potential.
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Shropshire Lass Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Guildford GU4
Counselling is my passion and I look to provide a safe, private space for you to be heard when no one else is listening.
Counselling is my passion and I look to provide a safe, private space for you to be heard when no one else is listening.
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Steven Hayward
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2
I am passionate about living a fulfilled life. I believe this is rooted in positive and satisfying relationships. Sometimes, these relationships become stuck, hit an obstacle, or become overwhelmed by disagreements and conflicts. Sometimes, our bodies do not perform or function sexually in the way we would like them to, which can have a significant impact on our well-being, our sexual satisfaction, and ultimately our relationships.
I am passionate about living a fulfilled life. I believe this is rooted in positive and satisfying relationships. Sometimes, these relationships become stuck, hit an obstacle, or become overwhelmed by disagreements and conflicts. Sometimes, our bodies do not perform or function sexually in the way we would like them to, which can have a significant impact on our well-being, our sexual satisfaction, and ultimately our relationships.
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Melanie Harris
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guildford GU1
Life can present us with many struggles, ranging from those arising from specific circumstances or existential concerns, through to more complex and long-standing difficulties. I have experience of working with many different concerns, including anxiety, depression, high levels of shame and self-criticism, difficulties in relationships, low self-esteem, self harm and/or suicidal thoughts, sexual abuse, and difficult family dynamics/early experiences (including growing up with parents who may have been very loving, but struggled to recognise and attune to your emotional needs).
Life can present us with many struggles, ranging from those arising from specific circumstances or existential concerns, through to more complex and long-standing difficulties. I have experience of working with many different concerns, including anxiety, depression, high levels of shame and self-criticism, difficulties in relationships, low self-esteem, self harm and/or suicidal thoughts, sexual abuse, and difficult family dynamics/early experiences (including growing up with parents who may have been very loving, but struggled to recognise and attune to your emotional needs).
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Dr Emilia Szmigielska
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2
I can help with various difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, addictions, low self-esteem, ADHD, narcissistic abuse, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, bereavement, PTSD, anger management, social anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, disordered eating, body image, body appreciation, parenthood, abortion, career change, lack of motivation and many others. As an integrative therapist I use various therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT),
I can help with various difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, addictions, low self-esteem, ADHD, narcissistic abuse, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, bereavement, PTSD, anger management, social anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, disordered eating, body image, body appreciation, parenthood, abortion, career change, lack of motivation and many others. As an integrative therapist I use various therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT),
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Paul Alistair Byford
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
Paul has a wealth of experience of psychological intervention having worked in various multi-disciplinary work settings including NHS IAPT services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). Alcohol and Drug misuse services, renowned private residential rehabs and prison. He has also had a successful private practice in Harley Street and in the Home Counties and now works from Guildford and Godalming in Surrey. Paul will use various contemporary research and evidence based therapeutic models including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy) and Humanistic Person Centred Therapy to help facilitate change and help people with various issues to live more balanced lives.
Paul has a wealth of experience of psychological intervention having worked in various multi-disciplinary work settings including NHS IAPT services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). Alcohol and Drug misuse services, renowned private residential rehabs and prison. He has also had a successful private practice in Harley Street and in the Home Counties and now works from Guildford and Godalming in Surrey. Paul will use various contemporary research and evidence based therapeutic models including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy) and Humanistic Person Centred Therapy to help facilitate change and help people with various issues to live more balanced lives.
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Dr Jo Gee
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in women’s mental health and adolescents, individually and through groups. My specialist areas include women and mums (pregnancy, postnatal anxiety, postnatal depression and birth trauma), and personality disorders online and in Surrey and London. I am BACP and UKCP accredited, having completed a PhD and MSc at the University of Roehampton, alongside BI DBT Intensive Training and MBCT Training. I have a wealth of experience in NHS, forensic and private settings, including the Priory Group, and work alongside psychiatrists and mental health teams in Surrey and London.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in women’s mental health and adolescents, individually and through groups. My specialist areas include women and mums (pregnancy, postnatal anxiety, postnatal depression and birth trauma), and personality disorders online and in Surrey and London. I am BACP and UKCP accredited, having completed a PhD and MSc at the University of Roehampton, alongside BI DBT Intensive Training and MBCT Training. I have a wealth of experience in NHS, forensic and private settings, including the Priory Group, and work alongside psychiatrists and mental health teams in Surrey and London.
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Warren Vinciguerra
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2
Through my experience of nearly two decades of working within the mental health industry, I have continued to develop my empathy skills, along with a strong sense of compassion for my clients. I have the energy and motivation to wholeheartedly help my clients change. Over the course of my years in practice I have had the honour to participate in different treatment programmes, within a variety of contextual settings. This has included having the privilege to work at some of Europe’s best private clinics such as; Smarmore Castle, Lifeworks Community and Promis Clinics. I also have experience of working in a UK prison and a college.
Through my experience of nearly two decades of working within the mental health industry, I have continued to develop my empathy skills, along with a strong sense of compassion for my clients. I have the energy and motivation to wholeheartedly help my clients change. Over the course of my years in practice I have had the honour to participate in different treatment programmes, within a variety of contextual settings. This has included having the privilege to work at some of Europe’s best private clinics such as; Smarmore Castle, Lifeworks Community and Promis Clinics. I also have experience of working in a UK prison and a college.
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Penny Simmonite
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guildford GU2
You may be feeling life is just too much to manage right now, perhaps you've had a bereavement or loss, or maybe something from the past is impacting on how you are feeling. Asking for professional help can feel daunting, but once you've made that decision, it can bring relief and then finding the right person, who can hear your concerns and support you, is really important. I can offer a safe, confidential space and give you the time and space to explore what is going on for you, to help you gain awareness and insight into what's troubling you and help you reach your goals.
You may be feeling life is just too much to manage right now, perhaps you've had a bereavement or loss, or maybe something from the past is impacting on how you are feeling. Asking for professional help can feel daunting, but once you've made that decision, it can bring relief and then finding the right person, who can hear your concerns and support you, is really important. I can offer a safe, confidential space and give you the time and space to explore what is going on for you, to help you gain awareness and insight into what's troubling you and help you reach your goals.
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Jeau Therapy (Austim/ADHD specialist)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
Im a neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. Struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, overwhelm & relationship problems? My therapy room is a place where clients can unmask and be their authentic selves, and Autistic/ADHD clients can stim freely without judgment.I work with all neurotypes but my experience and training has enabled me to work effectively with neurodivergent clients,(ASD/ADHD) I am aware of sensory overload, overstimulation and autistic burnout and for those struggling with eye contact my rooms can easily be adapted to suit clients needs. I also have additional qualifications in Child Sexual Abuse and Shame
Im a neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. Struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, overwhelm & relationship problems? My therapy room is a place where clients can unmask and be their authentic selves, and Autistic/ADHD clients can stim freely without judgment.I work with all neurotypes but my experience and training has enabled me to work effectively with neurodivergent clients,(ASD/ADHD) I am aware of sensory overload, overstimulation and autistic burnout and for those struggling with eye contact my rooms can easily be adapted to suit clients needs. I also have additional qualifications in Child Sexual Abuse and Shame
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Carolina Parker Frohlich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU5
A warm welcome to private individual therapy with Carolina. I specialise in acute anxiety, depression, relationship issues, childhood trauma, anger, stress, burnout, insomnia, family issues, parenting, children's difficulties, bereavement, ADHD, addictions, trauma, and PTSD. I provide bespoke Integrative psychotherapy, counselling, coaching—in-person and online. With a compassionate demeanour, I bring a unique blend of clinical expertise and a nuanced understanding of human behaviour, drawing from a wealth of experience and a rich professional background in the corporate world, high-performing sectors, education, academia, and life.
A warm welcome to private individual therapy with Carolina. I specialise in acute anxiety, depression, relationship issues, childhood trauma, anger, stress, burnout, insomnia, family issues, parenting, children's difficulties, bereavement, ADHD, addictions, trauma, and PTSD. I provide bespoke Integrative psychotherapy, counselling, coaching—in-person and online. With a compassionate demeanour, I bring a unique blend of clinical expertise and a nuanced understanding of human behaviour, drawing from a wealth of experience and a rich professional background in the corporate world, high-performing sectors, education, academia, and life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Guildford

200+

Average cost per session

£67

Counsellors in Guildford who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Self Esteem
84% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
72% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aviva
75% AXA PPP
63% Vitality

How Counsellors in Guildford see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Guildford?

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.