Counselling in Guildford

Photo of Megan Shakesheff, Psychologist in Guildford, England
Megan Shakesheff
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Guildford GU1  (Online Only)
I work with young people and adults who are seeking psychological therapy because they feel stuck. Day to day life can feel challenging and can stop us from living life how we want to live, being the kind of person we want to be. Often our minds get caught up in ways of thinking, or we get stuck in certain feelings. I work with individuals who are looking to further their understanding of this and find ways of getting unstuck and moving forward.
I work with young people and adults who are seeking psychological therapy because they feel stuck. Day to day life can feel challenging and can stop us from living life how we want to live, being the kind of person we want to be. Often our minds get caught up in ways of thinking, or we get stuck in certain feelings. I work with individuals who are looking to further their understanding of this and find ways of getting unstuck and moving forward.
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Photo of Charlotte Ord, Psychologist in Guildford, England
Charlotte Ord
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Guildford GU1
Having spent over a decade working in the health and fitness industry prior to training as a psychologist, I have a particular interest in issues relating to the body, including weight, eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and pain. I have extensive experience working with people in larger bodies and am an advocate of health at every size and body diversity. I also have a strong interest in LGBTQ+ issues and am experienced in working with clients who struggle with a range of other difficulties including anxiety, depression, loneliness, bereavement and life transitions. I am able to support adults and young people aged sixteen +.
Having spent over a decade working in the health and fitness industry prior to training as a psychologist, I have a particular interest in issues relating to the body, including weight, eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and pain. I have extensive experience working with people in larger bodies and am an advocate of health at every size and body diversity. I also have a strong interest in LGBTQ+ issues and am experienced in working with clients who struggle with a range of other difficulties including anxiety, depression, loneliness, bereavement and life transitions. I am able to support adults and young people aged sixteen +.
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Photo of Christopher Jarrold, Psychotherapist in Guildford, England
Christopher Jarrold
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Guildford GU1
Hello, my name is Christopher Jarrold. I am a qualified and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) Accredited High-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at www.cjcbt.com. My goal is to provide high-quality research-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy so you can understand your difficulties through the science of CBT. In doing so we can reverse thinking patterns and behaviours that are keeping you stuck, and work together to get you back on track.
Hello, my name is Christopher Jarrold. I am a qualified and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) Accredited High-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at www.cjcbt.com. My goal is to provide high-quality research-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy so you can understand your difficulties through the science of CBT. In doing so we can reverse thinking patterns and behaviours that are keeping you stuck, and work together to get you back on track.
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Photo of Jo Evans, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Jo Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Guildford GU4
Hello and thank-you for viewing my profile. Are you feeling anxious, sad, depressed or frustrated with life? Are you struggling with marital difficulties, relational conflicts or stresses at work? Are you looking for a trusting person to talk about your troubles? I am here to listen, to journey with you through your difficulties; by offering a safe, trusting and confidential space to share your thoughts and feelings; to help you understand your difficulties, how to cope and manage life better.
Hello and thank-you for viewing my profile. Are you feeling anxious, sad, depressed or frustrated with life? Are you struggling with marital difficulties, relational conflicts or stresses at work? Are you looking for a trusting person to talk about your troubles? I am here to listen, to journey with you through your difficulties; by offering a safe, trusting and confidential space to share your thoughts and feelings; to help you understand your difficulties, how to cope and manage life better.
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Photo of Dr Miriam Mavia-Zajac, Psychologist in Guildford, England
Dr Miriam Mavia-Zajac
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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 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.
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Photo of Libby Williams, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Libby Williams
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified
Guildford GU2
I am an experienced qualified counsellor, with a friendly, empathetic nature. As an integrative counsellor I can tailor sessions uniquely to you, within a safe, confidential space. I enjoy working collaboratively, seeking to build rapport and trust with my clients. Finding the right counsellor is important, so please look at the other information on my website and get in touch if you have any questions or to set up an initial chat.
I am an experienced qualified counsellor, with a friendly, empathetic nature. As an integrative counsellor I can tailor sessions uniquely to you, within a safe, confidential space. I enjoy working collaboratively, seeking to build rapport and trust with my clients. Finding the right counsellor is important, so please look at the other information on my website and get in touch if you have any questions or to set up an initial chat.
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Photo of Naveed Shaikh, Psychotherapist in Guildford, England
Naveed Shaikh
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Guildford GU2  (Online Only)
Imagine that you could change your life. Taking the first steps to start counselling can be difficult and people come to counselling for many different reasons. You may be feeling anxious, hopeless, low-mood, in an abusive relationship or suffered from trauma. Whatever your challenges or difficulties are, I understand they are important for you. I will support you to tap into your unique strengths that can foster change and growth. I will provide you with a safe space that can support to you to live as our best authentic self.
Imagine that you could change your life. Taking the first steps to start counselling can be difficult and people come to counselling for many different reasons. You may be feeling anxious, hopeless, low-mood, in an abusive relationship or suffered from trauma. Whatever your challenges or difficulties are, I understand they are important for you. I will support you to tap into your unique strengths that can foster change and growth. I will provide you with a safe space that can support to you to live as our best authentic self.
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Photo of Steve Maher, Psychotherapist in Guildford, England
Steve Maher
Psychotherapist, MA, MHGI
Verified
Guildford GU2
Hi, I’m Steve. I am a qualified and certified coach and psychotherapist with over 20 years experience specialising in anxiety, stress, depression, sleep, confidence and imposter syndrome issues. My approach is highly practical explaining how our minds work and providing you with a really useful toolkit to help you with coping and managing strategies.
Hi, I’m Steve. I am a qualified and certified coach and psychotherapist with over 20 years experience specialising in anxiety, stress, depression, sleep, confidence and imposter syndrome issues. My approach is highly practical explaining how our minds work and providing you with a really useful toolkit to help you with coping and managing strategies.
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Photo of Imogen Wade, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Imogen Wade
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Guildford GU2
If you are a woman 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 are a woman 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.
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Photo of Warren Vinciguerra, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Warren Vinciguerra
Counsellor, MBACP
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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Photo of Idit Lewis, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Idit Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Guildford GU1
I am a humanistic counsellor, BACP registered. I offer counselling for adults and adolescent in a friendly and confidential environment. I work in an integrative way that draws on several schools of thought including Person-centred, Existential and Gestalt modalities. I provide a safe space for you to explore your feelings, and help you along your journey of healing and achieving the growth that you desire. We all face challenges sometimes and need help to improve and make changes.
I am a humanistic counsellor, BACP registered. I offer counselling for adults and adolescent in a friendly and confidential environment. I work in an integrative way that draws on several schools of thought including Person-centred, Existential and Gestalt modalities. I provide a safe space for you to explore your feelings, and help you along your journey of healing and achieving the growth that you desire. We all face challenges sometimes and need help to improve and make changes.
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Photo of Dominik Czekman, Psychotherapist in Guildford, England
Dominik Czekman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Guildford GU1  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As an integrative therapist, I utilise a range of techniques from various theoretical models, tailored to your individual needs. I have experience providing short term and long term therapy for adults, children and young adults from various backgrounds and cultures and my expertise can help support those with a variety of concerns.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As an integrative therapist, I utilise a range of techniques from various theoretical models, tailored to your individual needs. I have experience providing short term and long term therapy for adults, children and young adults from various backgrounds and cultures and my expertise can help support those with a variety of concerns.
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Photo of Paul Alistair Byford, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Paul Alistair Byford
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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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Photo of Maddy Coates, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Maddy Coates
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Guildford GU1
I am a person centred, systemic, psychodynamic counsellor and Relate trained in relationship counselling. I help people with anxiety, depression, low mood and loneliness, self harm, eating issues, retirement, parenting, separation and the way they relate to others. Couples come to me to work through their underlying issues, patterns of conflict, communication challenges, parental differences, feelings about roles and responsibilities, beliefs from childhood or difficult life obstacles. Individuals face these issues too and also seek support on how to stay or if it is time to leave.
I am a person centred, systemic, psychodynamic counsellor and Relate trained in relationship counselling. I help people with anxiety, depression, low mood and loneliness, self harm, eating issues, retirement, parenting, separation and the way they relate to others. Couples come to me to work through their underlying issues, patterns of conflict, communication challenges, parental differences, feelings about roles and responsibilities, beliefs from childhood or difficult life obstacles. Individuals face these issues too and also seek support on how to stay or if it is time to leave.
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Photo of Julie Johnson, Psychotherapist in Guildford, England
Julie Johnson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Guildford GU3  (Online Only)
Hello, I work with adults (16 plus) presenting with various problems such as anxiety, depression, intense and overwhelming emotions, bereavement, ADHD, and relationship difficulties. Additionally, I have experience working with students in higher education, where mental health difficulties are impacting on academic performance. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with BPD/EUPD, I can offer dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) informed treatment. This may include individual sessions, in addition to a skills training element.
Hello, I work with adults (16 plus) presenting with various problems such as anxiety, depression, intense and overwhelming emotions, bereavement, ADHD, and relationship difficulties. Additionally, I have experience working with students in higher education, where mental health difficulties are impacting on academic performance. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with BPD/EUPD, I can offer dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) informed treatment. This may include individual sessions, in addition to a skills training element.
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Photo of Heidi Renton, Psychotherapist in Guildford, England
Heidi Renton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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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Photo of Andrew Phillip Cheshire, Psychotherapist in Guildford, England
Andrew Phillip Cheshire
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Guildford GU1
Life brings many challenges and I'd imagine that one of the reasons you have come to this site is to find support or a safe port in what can often feel like a storm. I offer a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore a wide range of challenges that can feel unsettling to discuss with the outside world. Finding the exact words to best communicate your troubles might feel hard or you might feel under pressure from others to attend therapy. We would work, at your own pace, in a comfortable consulting room conveniently located close to the centre of Guildford.
Life brings many challenges and I'd imagine that one of the reasons you have come to this site is to find support or a safe port in what can often feel like a storm. I offer a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore a wide range of challenges that can feel unsettling to discuss with the outside world. Finding the exact words to best communicate your troubles might feel hard or you might feel under pressure from others to attend therapy. We would work, at your own pace, in a comfortable consulting room conveniently located close to the centre of Guildford.
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Photo of Connie Davies, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Connie Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Guildford GU2
Hello, I am Connie. I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Sometimes life can be difficult. Being able to share thoughts and challenges can bring a huge relief. Often, the experience of being listened to and heard will in itself offer you some clarity and understanding. I offer a safe, calm, kind, non-judgemental environment where our sessions are a private space to explore the issues and concerns that you may bring. The aim is to achieve a shared understanding of what is going on for you and to help you to move forward.
Hello, I am Connie. I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Sometimes life can be difficult. Being able to share thoughts and challenges can bring a huge relief. Often, the experience of being listened to and heard will in itself offer you some clarity and understanding. I offer a safe, calm, kind, non-judgemental environment where our sessions are a private space to explore the issues and concerns that you may bring. The aim is to achieve a shared understanding of what is going on for you and to help you to move forward.
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Photo of Naomi Brewer, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Naomi Brewer
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Guildford GU1
You are brave to get this far, I am here to help you go further; to become strong in your mental and emotional health. I believe that when pain we carry is faced in counselling, with insight, gentleness and compassion, healing comes. Healing then releases energy which enables you to be and to live well. Many people survive through not just childhood, but large junks of their lives and need to re-learn how to thrive instead. At times your true self and needs are so removed from your focus that functioning on a daily basis isan uphill challenge as you carry anxiety, depression, PTSD or battle negative feelings or feel misunderstood.
You are brave to get this far, I am here to help you go further; to become strong in your mental and emotional health. I believe that when pain we carry is faced in counselling, with insight, gentleness and compassion, healing comes. Healing then releases energy which enables you to be and to live well. Many people survive through not just childhood, but large junks of their lives and need to re-learn how to thrive instead. At times your true self and needs are so removed from your focus that functioning on a daily basis isan uphill challenge as you carry anxiety, depression, PTSD or battle negative feelings or feel misunderstood.
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Photo of Wendy Cook, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Wendy Cook
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Guildford GU4
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Guildford

100+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Guildford who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
71% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
75% AXA PPP
68% Vitality

How Counsellors in Guildford see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% 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.