Counselling in Harrogate

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Nicole Brook
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
I am a friendly and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I help people manage depression, anxiety, stress, anger and relationship issues. I also help people explore issues of gender and sexuality, offering a supportive and confidential space. I have a warm, relaxed approach and will try to help you feel as comfortable as possible. My aim is to understand you and your unique situation, and to help you with the issues that you may be struggling with, in order to help you resolve them. Counselling facilitates self awareness, enabling your own capacity for healing, growth and change.
I am a friendly and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I help people manage depression, anxiety, stress, anger and relationship issues. I also help people explore issues of gender and sexuality, offering a supportive and confidential space. I have a warm, relaxed approach and will try to help you feel as comfortable as possible. My aim is to understand you and your unique situation, and to help you with the issues that you may be struggling with, in order to help you resolve them. Counselling facilitates self awareness, enabling your own capacity for healing, growth and change.
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Daniel Easton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Hello. My name is Daniel. I am an qualified and experienced Counsellor working from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I can help with many issues including; Family and relationship issues, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Grief and Loss Purpose, direction and motivation Addictions, Moderate mental health concerns Difficult and undesirable behaviour's Issues around Christian faith and spirituality .
Hello. My name is Daniel. I am an qualified and experienced Counsellor working from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I can help with many issues including; Family and relationship issues, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Grief and Loss Purpose, direction and motivation Addictions, Moderate mental health concerns Difficult and undesirable behaviour's Issues around Christian faith and spirituality .
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Nicola Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
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Hannah Woodruff
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to recognise yourself at the moment. Perhaps there has been a life altering event? Or maybe it has gradually dawned on you how things have changed. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Or feeling out of synch with your responses to the world around you? We all experience times like these where we need a little more support. Time to stop and process things so we can make the decisions we want to move forward to a place of happiness and freedom again. If you need space to discuss your feelings I can provide a non-judgemental warm and safe place to explore yourself and to create change.
Are you struggling to recognise yourself at the moment. Perhaps there has been a life altering event? Or maybe it has gradually dawned on you how things have changed. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Or feeling out of synch with your responses to the world around you? We all experience times like these where we need a little more support. Time to stop and process things so we can make the decisions we want to move forward to a place of happiness and freedom again. If you need space to discuss your feelings I can provide a non-judgemental warm and safe place to explore yourself and to create change.
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Laura Keay
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2
We all need support at one time or another and the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are curious about reaching out for that support, either for yourself or a loved one. This can be a very worrying time, and one that needs to be dealt with gently and with great consideration. I am lucky enough to be a highly qualified therapist and work with children, young people and adults. I've worked with clients from 4 - 100. Physical and emotional change can happen at any age and that is the focus of my work. I work face-to face from Harrogate and also online with clients aged 12 and upwards.
We all need support at one time or another and the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are curious about reaching out for that support, either for yourself or a loved one. This can be a very worrying time, and one that needs to be dealt with gently and with great consideration. I am lucky enough to be a highly qualified therapist and work with children, young people and adults. I've worked with clients from 4 - 100. Physical and emotional change can happen at any age and that is the focus of my work. I work face-to face from Harrogate and also online with clients aged 12 and upwards.
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Diane Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
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Janette Brown
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Hi I'm Janette, I'm an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, and a Member of the British Association of Art Therapists. I have worked for several years with Children, Young People and Adults of all ages in Schools across the North Yorkshire area. I have also worked more specifically as a Bereavement Counsellor, Couples Counsellor, and Domestic Violence Counsellor. I run a private practice on the outskirts of Harrogate, working with clients of all ages and covering a range of presenting issues, such as, but not limited to, Anxiety, Abuse, Trauma, Bereavement, Neurodiversity, Relationship and Behavioural issues.
Hi I'm Janette, I'm an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, and a Member of the British Association of Art Therapists. I have worked for several years with Children, Young People and Adults of all ages in Schools across the North Yorkshire area. I have also worked more specifically as a Bereavement Counsellor, Couples Counsellor, and Domestic Violence Counsellor. I run a private practice on the outskirts of Harrogate, working with clients of all ages and covering a range of presenting issues, such as, but not limited to, Anxiety, Abuse, Trauma, Bereavement, Neurodiversity, Relationship and Behavioural issues.
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Becky Heidi Rodrigues
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2
I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Life Coach for adults & young people who struggle with self-doubt, comparison, overthinking or anxiety & are therefore feeling disempowered in one or many aspects of their lives. Typically the clients I work with feel consumed, limited & held back by their thoughts, feelings, fears, insecurities or unhealthy patterns & therefore lack confidence in themselves & their relationships. I offer you a space to explore & deepen your understanding of yourself so that you can feel empowered & confident in your inner & outer world.
I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Life Coach for adults & young people who struggle with self-doubt, comparison, overthinking or anxiety & are therefore feeling disempowered in one or many aspects of their lives. Typically the clients I work with feel consumed, limited & held back by their thoughts, feelings, fears, insecurities or unhealthy patterns & therefore lack confidence in themselves & their relationships. I offer you a space to explore & deepen your understanding of yourself so that you can feel empowered & confident in your inner & outer world.
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Rebecca Bussy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Are you struggling after the loss of a person or a beloved pet? Or is it what I call non-bereavement loss - such as that experienced when a relationship ends, children leave home or through retirement and redundancy. Other examples of non-bereavement loss include: Loss of self/identity/Loss of confidence/Loss of some aspect of our physical self such as eyesight, mobility, or fertility/Loss of property or a business. ​
Are you struggling after the loss of a person or a beloved pet? Or is it what I call non-bereavement loss - such as that experienced when a relationship ends, children leave home or through retirement and redundancy. Other examples of non-bereavement loss include: Loss of self/identity/Loss of confidence/Loss of some aspect of our physical self such as eyesight, mobility, or fertility/Loss of property or a business. ​
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Sarah Williamson
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
I work with adults of all ages looking for short or long term therapy. I will work to build a safe relationship with you, so that together we can explore your history, current relationships and any difficulties you may be experiencing. I believe that our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us are very important to good health. We learn to be in relationship through our earliest relational experiences and these patterns often continue to play out in the here and now without us being aware of them. With awareness, comes more choice about how you want to live.
I work with adults of all ages looking for short or long term therapy. I will work to build a safe relationship with you, so that together we can explore your history, current relationships and any difficulties you may be experiencing. I believe that our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us are very important to good health. We learn to be in relationship through our earliest relational experiences and these patterns often continue to play out in the here and now without us being aware of them. With awareness, comes more choice about how you want to live.
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Dr Sarah Wilson Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
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Dr Em Mardlin
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
Hello, thankyou for stopping by. As far as I'm concerned, it only matters about how you feel & all we can do together to assist you in resolving, releasing, healing any challenge & getting the results you desire to live your most happy fulfilled life. Despite it may often feel like a swirl of harrowing emotions or events in the thick of it, there's always something we can do,& you have all the support you need here. This also includes just wanting to keep neuro fit, from peak mindset & utilising an exciting quantum reality to achieve your desired outcomes & dreams, to peak mindbody health & well-being.This process is to enjoy & ev
Hello, thankyou for stopping by. As far as I'm concerned, it only matters about how you feel & all we can do together to assist you in resolving, releasing, healing any challenge & getting the results you desire to live your most happy fulfilled life. Despite it may often feel like a swirl of harrowing emotions or events in the thick of it, there's always something we can do,& you have all the support you need here. This also includes just wanting to keep neuro fit, from peak mindset & utilising an exciting quantum reality to achieve your desired outcomes & dreams, to peak mindbody health & well-being.This process is to enjoy & ev
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Sara Caswell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG3
Dedicated and highly focused professional with a degree in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counselling from the renowned Northern Guild with excellent educational credentials and experience in providing therapy services to special needs children and improving the mental health and wellbeing of children. Possess knowledge in behavioral monitoring, psychological testing, research methods, rehabilitation techniques, and psychometrics. Strong communication skills, able to build relationships and manage competing demands result in the achievement of challenging goals. Analytical planner adept at identifying and isolating therapy challenges.
Dedicated and highly focused professional with a degree in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counselling from the renowned Northern Guild with excellent educational credentials and experience in providing therapy services to special needs children and improving the mental health and wellbeing of children. Possess knowledge in behavioral monitoring, psychological testing, research methods, rehabilitation techniques, and psychometrics. Strong communication skills, able to build relationships and manage competing demands result in the achievement of challenging goals. Analytical planner adept at identifying and isolating therapy challenges.
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Rachel Orr
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Hello, my name is Dr Rachel Orr, I'm a Clinical Psychologist, qualified for 15 years, with substantial experience working with children and working age adults, both in the NHS and in private practice. I am understanding, and empathic and take time to get to know the person and their hopes for therapy. I have experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as other approaches such as mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and compassion focused therapy. At the beginning of sessions, I undertake a detailed assessment to understand what your hopes are for therapy.
Hello, my name is Dr Rachel Orr, I'm a Clinical Psychologist, qualified for 15 years, with substantial experience working with children and working age adults, both in the NHS and in private practice. I am understanding, and empathic and take time to get to know the person and their hopes for therapy. I have experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as other approaches such as mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and compassion focused therapy. At the beginning of sessions, I undertake a detailed assessment to understand what your hopes are for therapy.
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Andy Whitehouse
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2
Not accepting new clients
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
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Jane Graham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a child & young person specialism and an adult psychotherapeutic counsellor. I was a primary school teacher for 24 years, teaching from nursery - Year 6 and have experience of working therapeutically with children, teens, parents and adults, including elderly adults. Whatever our age or stage in life, there are times when we encounter challenges or struggles. These can be confusing, cause anxiety, overwhelm or a feeling of being stuck. We can suffer from low self-esteem and need support in building resilience, improving communication and relationships and gain an improved sense of wellbeing.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a child & young person specialism and an adult psychotherapeutic counsellor. I was a primary school teacher for 24 years, teaching from nursery - Year 6 and have experience of working therapeutically with children, teens, parents and adults, including elderly adults. Whatever our age or stage in life, there are times when we encounter challenges or struggles. These can be confusing, cause anxiety, overwhelm or a feeling of being stuck. We can suffer from low self-esteem and need support in building resilience, improving communication and relationships and gain an improved sense of wellbeing.
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Judith Mariel Perla Wells
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor -offering Individual psychotherapy. I also work with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a very effective and proven approach for the treatment of trauma. My approach to therapy is integrative. People are diverse and ways of facing and resolving problems vary from individual to individual I find that sticking to just one fixed approach would be forced and simplistic. I work drawing from different theories and approaches what feels best for each unique individual experience.
I am an experienced counsellor -offering Individual psychotherapy. I also work with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a very effective and proven approach for the treatment of trauma. My approach to therapy is integrative. People are diverse and ways of facing and resolving problems vary from individual to individual I find that sticking to just one fixed approach would be forced and simplistic. I work drawing from different theories and approaches what feels best for each unique individual experience.
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Adrian Peter Langham
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG3
I am an Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with 18 years experience of working with a diverse mix of clients in various settings ranging from mental health services, NHS clinics, sexual health & sexual violence services. I work from a non pathological stance and value diversity. In addition to my therapeutic training I have undertaken specialist LGBTQ+ training enabling me to work effectively with Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity. I am also an accredited Mindfulness teacher and incorporate aspects of this into my client work.I hope to enable clients to gain insights and meet themselves with compassion & understanding.
I am an Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with 18 years experience of working with a diverse mix of clients in various settings ranging from mental health services, NHS clinics, sexual health & sexual violence services. I work from a non pathological stance and value diversity. In addition to my therapeutic training I have undertaken specialist LGBTQ+ training enabling me to work effectively with Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity. I am also an accredited Mindfulness teacher and incorporate aspects of this into my client work.I hope to enable clients to gain insights and meet themselves with compassion & understanding.
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Margaret Ann McGregor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Hi my name is Margaret I am a 'Person Centred' therapeutic counsellor. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns. You may have specific needs such as help with distressing life events such as bereavement, loss, addictions or help with conditions such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you need to explore personal experiences or you would like to enhance your personal effectiveness.
Hi my name is Margaret I am a 'Person Centred' therapeutic counsellor. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns. You may have specific needs such as help with distressing life events such as bereavement, loss, addictions or help with conditions such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you need to explore personal experiences or you would like to enhance your personal effectiveness.
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Margaret Wilson - Child and Adolescent Counsellor
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we can struggle emotionally. For children and young people it is often difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, often resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with peer or family relationships. Individual counselling or creative therapy in a safe supportive space to explore emotions, feelings and develop an understanding of our thoughts can build communication skills and emotional resilience.
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we can struggle emotionally. For children and young people it is often difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, often resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with peer or family relationships. Individual counselling or creative therapy in a safe supportive space to explore emotions, feelings and develop an understanding of our thoughts can build communication skills and emotional resilience.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Harrogate

90+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Harrogate who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Stress
84% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
78% Bereavement
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% Aviva
48% AXA PPP
44% Bupa

How Counsellors in Harrogate see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Harrogate?

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.