Counselling in Handforth

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Emily Parkinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Handforth SK9
My name is Emily, I am a qualified and insured therapeutic counsellor. Friendly and approachable I am able to help you along the way with issuing you feel are impacting you.
My name is Emily, I am a qualified and insured therapeutic counsellor. Friendly and approachable I am able to help you along the way with issuing you feel are impacting you.
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Lisa Ann Poole
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Handforth SK9
Welcome I'm proud your here. I'm an Integrative Counselling and MBACP enabling me to offer my clients across all cultures and backgrounds a comprehensive, empathic therapeutic experience. Infusing Person Centred, CBT and Transactional Analysis Modalities creating a unique therapeutic relationship with my clients ages 16 years plus. I have ran my own business and juggled four children for the past thirty years understanding life's challenges so offer authentic progressive therapy for depression anxiety bereavement burnout self -esteem. Specialisms Addiction/Recovery, Teenage Issues- individuals and families. Your safe space is here.
Welcome I'm proud your here. I'm an Integrative Counselling and MBACP enabling me to offer my clients across all cultures and backgrounds a comprehensive, empathic therapeutic experience. Infusing Person Centred, CBT and Transactional Analysis Modalities creating a unique therapeutic relationship with my clients ages 16 years plus. I have ran my own business and juggled four children for the past thirty years understanding life's challenges so offer authentic progressive therapy for depression anxiety bereavement burnout self -esteem. Specialisms Addiction/Recovery, Teenage Issues- individuals and families. Your safe space is here.
01625 461555 View 01625 461555
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Clare Rose
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Handforth SK9
I work with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to; anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties and attachment issues, low self esteem, bereavement, ill health, fertility difficulties, childhood and adult sexual assault, redundancy. I have worked with clients with a range of compulsive behaviours and addictions including hoarding, obsessive cleanliness, substance and alcohol use, gambling, and pornography use.
I work with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to; anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties and attachment issues, low self esteem, bereavement, ill health, fertility difficulties, childhood and adult sexual assault, redundancy. I have worked with clients with a range of compulsive behaviours and addictions including hoarding, obsessive cleanliness, substance and alcohol use, gambling, and pornography use.
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Danielle Clarkson Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Handforth SK9
Isn’t it strange how we talk the least about the things we think about the most?! Talking about your feelings, your emotions, your behaviours and your thoughts can feel overwhelming and conflicted, not knowing where to begin, this can seem scary and uncomfortable. My role is to support you to acknowledge, explore, accept, and understand them in order to achieve growth & positive change. My philosophy is that you hold your own answers internally but you are unable to access them, working collaboratively we will unlock them using your strengths and gaining empowerment.
Isn’t it strange how we talk the least about the things we think about the most?! Talking about your feelings, your emotions, your behaviours and your thoughts can feel overwhelming and conflicted, not knowing where to begin, this can seem scary and uncomfortable. My role is to support you to acknowledge, explore, accept, and understand them in order to achieve growth & positive change. My philosophy is that you hold your own answers internally but you are unable to access them, working collaboratively we will unlock them using your strengths and gaining empowerment.
0161 524 2032 View 0161 524 2032

More Therapists Nearby

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Claire Shaw Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited counsellor who has 15years experience in counselling children and young people who are experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, low mood, anger and other difficult emotions. I provide a safe space in which the young person can explore their feelings surrounding an issue and become better able to understand and express those feelings. For younger children this could also include creative drawing, completing bereavement booklets, making memory boxes, as well as talking through feelings and exploring ways to cope when difficult feelings arise.
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited counsellor who has 15years experience in counselling children and young people who are experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, low mood, anger and other difficult emotions. I provide a safe space in which the young person can explore their feelings surrounding an issue and become better able to understand and express those feelings. For younger children this could also include creative drawing, completing bereavement booklets, making memory boxes, as well as talking through feelings and exploring ways to cope when difficult feelings arise.
0161 524 7019 View 0161 524 7019
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Sarah Savage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
I am passionate in helping individuals and couples to take the right steps for them. I support my clients, to make a difference or find an acceptance in their life. I work with my clients in exploring the difficulties fears re experiencing and we work to gain an understanding of thoughts and feelings. Their emotional disturbance can be discussed and put in to perspective to help make changes to the unhealthy thought or behavioural patterns. Sometimes, addressing where the negative beliefs have originated from, helps to find the positive changes and overcomes the difficulties. Giving my clients a new awareness, growth and belief.
I am passionate in helping individuals and couples to take the right steps for them. I support my clients, to make a difference or find an acceptance in their life. I work with my clients in exploring the difficulties fears re experiencing and we work to gain an understanding of thoughts and feelings. Their emotional disturbance can be discussed and put in to perspective to help make changes to the unhealthy thought or behavioural patterns. Sometimes, addressing where the negative beliefs have originated from, helps to find the positive changes and overcomes the difficulties. Giving my clients a new awareness, growth and belief.
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Katie McGill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
Hello, I'm Katie. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults at my private garden office in Bramhall, Stockport and online. I provide a nurturing, open and honest space, where you can talk about your difficulties, without judgment. Having experienced therapy myself, I know it can take time to feel comfortable talking to a stranger, but there is no rush. We will work together at your pace and comfort level. For me, therapy is about getting in touch with who we are. By developing our self-awareness and gaining insight into our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, we can develop the freedom to change what isn't working for us.
Hello, I'm Katie. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults at my private garden office in Bramhall, Stockport and online. I provide a nurturing, open and honest space, where you can talk about your difficulties, without judgment. Having experienced therapy myself, I know it can take time to feel comfortable talking to a stranger, but there is no rush. We will work together at your pace and comfort level. For me, therapy is about getting in touch with who we are. By developing our self-awareness and gaining insight into our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, we can develop the freedom to change what isn't working for us.
0161 524 9000 View 0161 524 9000
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Carol Maynard Psychotherapy & Counselling
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
I WORK WITH; adults of 18yrs+ & couples. MY WORK COVERS; family & childhood, health issues, body aches & pains, eating, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, abuse, relationships, codependency, marriage, divorce & separation. WHY YOU MIGHT COME TO THERAPY; You might be feeling down, stuck, confused, helpless, hopeless or experiencing really difficult emotions. Maybe you are experiencing high levels of anxiety. You may have experienced a particular challenging or traumatic event or series of events. You might be experiencing relationship difficulties or may believe the only option is to split.
I WORK WITH; adults of 18yrs+ & couples. MY WORK COVERS; family & childhood, health issues, body aches & pains, eating, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, abuse, relationships, codependency, marriage, divorce & separation. WHY YOU MIGHT COME TO THERAPY; You might be feeling down, stuck, confused, helpless, hopeless or experiencing really difficult emotions. Maybe you are experiencing high levels of anxiety. You may have experienced a particular challenging or traumatic event or series of events. You might be experiencing relationship difficulties or may believe the only option is to split.
01625 786913 View 01625 786913
Photo of Eileen Fisher, Psychotherapist in Handforth, England
Eileen Fisher
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
Having negative beliefs about yourself can lower your ability to cope with stress. That might mean you feel overwhelmed and anxious because how you view and feel about yourself can profoundly affect all aspects of your life. Let's talk about what's getting in the way of you being happy and work together on how to move you forward. If you know what you should be eating but just can't seem to do it, I can help. Food can be your best friend and your worst enemy, or even both at the same time! You may not feel okay in your body; we can address that, too.
Having negative beliefs about yourself can lower your ability to cope with stress. That might mean you feel overwhelmed and anxious because how you view and feel about yourself can profoundly affect all aspects of your life. Let's talk about what's getting in the way of you being happy and work together on how to move you forward. If you know what you should be eating but just can't seem to do it, I can help. Food can be your best friend and your worst enemy, or even both at the same time! You may not feel okay in your body; we can address that, too.
0161 696 8250 View 0161 696 8250
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Victoria Abadi
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first step towards dealing with yours or a loved ones addiction. If you have struggled with any form of addiction or been affected by a loved ones addiction then I imagine you have tried and tried again to get a handle on this problem. If you are reading this then I suspect it hasn’t worked on your own and you are looking for some tools to help you finally achieve the outcomes you are aiming for. Addiction is difficult to treat without professional guidance. I have worked as a qualified therapist working with addiction for over 20 years and know how to help once help is asked for. Reach out ask for help
Congratulations on taking the first step towards dealing with yours or a loved ones addiction. If you have struggled with any form of addiction or been affected by a loved ones addiction then I imagine you have tried and tried again to get a handle on this problem. If you are reading this then I suspect it hasn’t worked on your own and you are looking for some tools to help you finally achieve the outcomes you are aiming for. Addiction is difficult to treat without professional guidance. I have worked as a qualified therapist working with addiction for over 20 years and know how to help once help is asked for. Reach out ask for help
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Ultraliving
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Susie. I believe that relationships are really important. We encounter lots of different relationships over the course of our lives: friends, siblings, parents, bosses, co-workers…and then there’s the relationship we have with ourselves. Our unique life experiences inform our thoughts, feelings and behaviours; and sometimes we can get stuck in outdated patterns. Common mental health conditions such as: depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, and addiction, are often symptoms of the effects of adverse life experiences. Treating the underlying causes of whichever symptoms are affecting you can dramatically reduce their impact.
Hi I'm Susie. I believe that relationships are really important. We encounter lots of different relationships over the course of our lives: friends, siblings, parents, bosses, co-workers…and then there’s the relationship we have with ourselves. Our unique life experiences inform our thoughts, feelings and behaviours; and sometimes we can get stuck in outdated patterns. Common mental health conditions such as: depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, and addiction, are often symptoms of the effects of adverse life experiences. Treating the underlying causes of whichever symptoms are affecting you can dramatically reduce their impact.
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Rachel Newell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Rachel and I am here to listen, my question for you is, do you feel heard? Being genuinely heard by someone, who is non-judgemental and empathic, can be an extremely powerful experience. You may be struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad or angry, or maybe something else entirely but the important thing is that you don’t have to manage it alone.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Rachel and I am here to listen, my question for you is, do you feel heard? Being genuinely heard by someone, who is non-judgemental and empathic, can be an extremely powerful experience. You may be struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad or angry, or maybe something else entirely but the important thing is that you don’t have to manage it alone.
0161 524 2485 View 0161 524 2485
Photo of Janet Fengeros, Psychotherapist in Handforth, England
Janet Fengeros
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
Waitlist for new clients
You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or feeling confused that life, and relationships aren't turning out how you expected. We all find ourselves repeating unhelpful or painful patterns of behaviour sometimes, and feel unable to change them. In therapy these patterns are uncovered and you can learn how to change them to be a new, healthier and happier you, to enjoy a fuller life and healthier relationships. If you have not had therapy before give it a try. Everyone can benefit from therapy and improve their quality of life so don't hesitate to take the first step
You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or feeling confused that life, and relationships aren't turning out how you expected. We all find ourselves repeating unhelpful or painful patterns of behaviour sometimes, and feel unable to change them. In therapy these patterns are uncovered and you can learn how to change them to be a new, healthier and happier you, to enjoy a fuller life and healthier relationships. If you have not had therapy before give it a try. Everyone can benefit from therapy and improve their quality of life so don't hesitate to take the first step
0161 694 6449 View 0161 694 6449
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Elaine Wearing
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
I’m a mature and experienced therapist and qualified counselling supervisor. I have knowledge and experience of various types of therapy and work in an integrative way, which means I can tailor your therapy to suit you. At the heart of all my work is a person-centred ethos and my priority is to build a trusting, open and honest relationship which will enable you to feel truly heard and understood. This in itself can bring enormous comfort and relief and help you develop a better understanding of yourself; find choices; build belief in yourself and ultimately to enrich your relationships and enhance your life.
I’m a mature and experienced therapist and qualified counselling supervisor. I have knowledge and experience of various types of therapy and work in an integrative way, which means I can tailor your therapy to suit you. At the heart of all my work is a person-centred ethos and my priority is to build a trusting, open and honest relationship which will enable you to feel truly heard and understood. This in itself can bring enormous comfort and relief and help you develop a better understanding of yourself; find choices; build belief in yourself and ultimately to enrich your relationships and enhance your life.
07427 597084 View 07427 597084
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Dr Zarina Prayag
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Alderley Edge SK9  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with clients with a range of difficulties, including low mood, self-esteem issues, worry, anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship issues, trauma, psychosis, schizophrenia, and bipolar affective disorder. I have a special interest in working with clients with anxiety-related difficulties, and self-esteem and self-confidence issues. I am experienced in working with clients in the corporate sector, and people in sport. I also have experience working with clients with Asperger’s Syndrome, and adapt therapy to meet the needs of my clients.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with clients with a range of difficulties, including low mood, self-esteem issues, worry, anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship issues, trauma, psychosis, schizophrenia, and bipolar affective disorder. I have a special interest in working with clients with anxiety-related difficulties, and self-esteem and self-confidence issues. I am experienced in working with clients in the corporate sector, and people in sport. I also have experience working with clients with Asperger’s Syndrome, and adapt therapy to meet the needs of my clients.
01883 779613 View 01883 779613
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Lavinia May
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmslow SK9
Hi, I'm Lavinia and I am a Psychotherapist, working with both individuals and couples. Part of LGBTQ+ Community. I have worked in Mental Heath services for over nine years , helping people manage their emotional health and wellbeing. I offer a safe non judgemental therapeutic environment for you to process your thoughts and feelings. Our sessions will be empowering, liberating and can even be life changing, giving you the opportunity to gain the confidence to make positive changes to uncover your full potential.
Hi, I'm Lavinia and I am a Psychotherapist, working with both individuals and couples. Part of LGBTQ+ Community. I have worked in Mental Heath services for over nine years , helping people manage their emotional health and wellbeing. I offer a safe non judgemental therapeutic environment for you to process your thoughts and feelings. Our sessions will be empowering, liberating and can even be life changing, giving you the opportunity to gain the confidence to make positive changes to uncover your full potential.
01270 449727 View 01270 449727
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Julia Summers Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
Are you having problems with your relationship, family or friends? Maybe you are feeling dissatisfied, overwhelmed, guilty, upset or angry? Whatever feelings you have, it usually means pain for you in some way. Counselling isn’t just something people do when they are in crisis or at rock bottom, attending before problems snowball or get too overwhelming can help and save more pain in the long run.
Are you having problems with your relationship, family or friends? Maybe you are feeling dissatisfied, overwhelmed, guilty, upset or angry? Whatever feelings you have, it usually means pain for you in some way. Counselling isn’t just something people do when they are in crisis or at rock bottom, attending before problems snowball or get too overwhelming can help and save more pain in the long run.
0161 524 4816 View 0161 524 4816
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Alison Louise Oxborrow
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
Is there a growing distance between you and your partner? Are criticism, hurts, resentment and bitterness beginning to dominate your relationship? If so, I guess you may both be feeling weary and wounded, you may even be wondering whether you are with the right person. If this is your experience, don’t panic. Struggle is a normal part of intimate relationship and Imago Relationship Counselling offers genuine hope. Imago is a form of couples counselling which is focused on enabling you and your partner to break destructive patterns of behaviour, to reconnect at a deeper level and to experience understanding, love & joy again.
Is there a growing distance between you and your partner? Are criticism, hurts, resentment and bitterness beginning to dominate your relationship? If so, I guess you may both be feeling weary and wounded, you may even be wondering whether you are with the right person. If this is your experience, don’t panic. Struggle is a normal part of intimate relationship and Imago Relationship Counselling offers genuine hope. Imago is a form of couples counselling which is focused on enabling you and your partner to break destructive patterns of behaviour, to reconnect at a deeper level and to experience understanding, love & joy again.
01296 929431 View 01296 929431
Photo of Lauren Wilde, Psychotherapist in Handforth, England
Lauren Wilde
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmslow SK9
Not accepting new clients
I offer a kind, compassionate, and nonjudgemental space for you to come in and talk about whatever is on your mind, whether it's things that happened a long time ago or something that's happened this past week. I will work to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever is on your mind, knowing that sometimes you may process difficult memories or situations quickly, or it might take some time. Our work together will happen in the way that feels right to you, and I will support you as we move forward.
I offer a kind, compassionate, and nonjudgemental space for you to come in and talk about whatever is on your mind, whether it's things that happened a long time ago or something that's happened this past week. I will work to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever is on your mind, knowing that sometimes you may process difficult memories or situations quickly, or it might take some time. Our work together will happen in the way that feels right to you, and I will support you as we move forward.
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Sally Rhodes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
I specialise in empowering woman and helping them bring what they want into their lives. I can help you work on low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, and much more. Having therapy is all about making positive change. Henry Ford once said “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got”. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. My priority is to guide you in changing your mindset, your perspective and your quality of life.
I specialise in empowering woman and helping them bring what they want into their lives. I can help you work on low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, and much more. Having therapy is all about making positive change. Henry Ford once said “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got”. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. My priority is to guide you in changing your mindset, your perspective and your quality of life.
01625 920791 View 01625 920791

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Handforth

< 10

Counsellors in Handforth who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
75% Bereavement
75% Self Esteem
75% Women's Issues
75% Stress

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% WPA
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in Handforth see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Handforth?

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.