Counselling in Hazel Grove

Photo of Penny Lawson, Counsellor in Hazel Grove, England
Penny Lawson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hazel Grove SK7
I am a warm, friendly and non-judgemental, qualified and widely experienced counsellor. I can help you to disentangle what is bothering you and develop a plan of action to move forward with your life. I have successfully supported others in overcoming many different issues, including: relationship issues with family, friends or romantic partners, anxiety, depression, stress and bereavement. I help you assess your current situation and its impact and then identify and strengthen the skills needed for you to move forward. Get in touch to find out what I can do to help you.
I am a warm, friendly and non-judgemental, qualified and widely experienced counsellor. I can help you to disentangle what is bothering you and develop a plan of action to move forward with your life. I have successfully supported others in overcoming many different issues, including: relationship issues with family, friends or romantic partners, anxiety, depression, stress and bereavement. I help you assess your current situation and its impact and then identify and strengthen the skills needed for you to move forward. Get in touch to find out what I can do to help you.
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Debbie Boucher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hazel Grove SK7
I recognise that everyone of us is unique and that we can all experience periods of uncertainty, whether this be stress from growing up in a changing world to managing our own mental wellbeing and personal lives. As a person-centred counsellor, I work with you, from your perspective, providing you the opportunity to be listened too. I offer a welcoming safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where patterns of thoughts and behaviours can be explored together, I am passionate about working towards healing, growth and empowerment.
I recognise that everyone of us is unique and that we can all experience periods of uncertainty, whether this be stress from growing up in a changing world to managing our own mental wellbeing and personal lives. As a person-centred counsellor, I work with you, from your perspective, providing you the opportunity to be listened too. I offer a welcoming safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where patterns of thoughts and behaviours can be explored together, I am passionate about working towards healing, growth and empowerment.
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Irene Alford Counselling Services (MBACP)
Counsellor
Verified
Hazel Grove SK7
Counselling can help you deal with difficult life events such as Depression, Loss, Anxiety, Abuse and much more. Are you affected by your past or childhood events? do you crave change or resolution? Counselling provides the space, skills and ability to achieve that change you so desire. I'm passionate about helping people to deal with and overcome anxiety. I have a proven track record with adults and young people who suffer with historical trauma and negative childhood experiences. I provide that safe space you need. I am very experienced in Anxiety Suffers and enjoy helping the Client understand and manage their symptoms.
Counselling can help you deal with difficult life events such as Depression, Loss, Anxiety, Abuse and much more. Are you affected by your past or childhood events? do you crave change or resolution? Counselling provides the space, skills and ability to achieve that change you so desire. I'm passionate about helping people to deal with and overcome anxiety. I have a proven track record with adults and young people who suffer with historical trauma and negative childhood experiences. I provide that safe space you need. I am very experienced in Anxiety Suffers and enjoy helping the Client understand and manage their symptoms.
0161 524 0617 View 0161 524 0617
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James Leeson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hazel Grove SK7
Do you feel Anxious or Depressed? Are you Angry, Exhausted, Stuck or Overwhelmed? Seeking counselling is a big step, and finding the right counsellor for you is the key to success. I offer a FREE 30min consultation call, so you can see if my style will work for you, or visit my website to see if you feel my approach will work for you. Life is so busy with many competing pressures. We face seemingly impossible situations through loss or trauma. It's easy to become lost or overwhelmed and start to struggle. Often we cant talk to friends and family, and we can start to feel alone, anxious or stuck.
Do you feel Anxious or Depressed? Are you Angry, Exhausted, Stuck or Overwhelmed? Seeking counselling is a big step, and finding the right counsellor for you is the key to success. I offer a FREE 30min consultation call, so you can see if my style will work for you, or visit my website to see if you feel my approach will work for you. Life is so busy with many competing pressures. We face seemingly impossible situations through loss or trauma. It's easy to become lost or overwhelmed and start to struggle. Often we cant talk to friends and family, and we can start to feel alone, anxious or stuck.
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Photo of Miftau Iddrisu, Psychotherapist in Hazel Grove, England
Miftau Iddrisu
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Hazel Grove SK7
Hello My name is Miftau Iddrisu. I am an accredited CBT therapist. I am also a qualified DBT, RO-DBT,EMDR, schema therapist. I also provide hypnotherapy. I work with both young people and adults. I provide Skype treatments and I have experience offering treatment in outside United Kingdom.
Hello My name is Miftau Iddrisu. I am an accredited CBT therapist. I am also a qualified DBT, RO-DBT,EMDR, schema therapist. I also provide hypnotherapy. I work with both young people and adults. I provide Skype treatments and I have experience offering treatment in outside United Kingdom.
0161 850 9443 View 0161 850 9443
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Victoria Campbell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hazel Grove SK7
No matter what you bring to therapy, I will treat you with warmth and respect. Free consultation available to all. I have a comfortable room in Stockport Centre. I have years experience and am naturally confident in creating a relaxed welcoming environment, where you, can freely express your thoughts, and feelings and truly be heard. I aim to bring into focus the tools, strategies and techniques you already have that empower growth and forward movement in life. I will assist in finding new perspectives, where appropriate, that help to bring self-awareness, strength, self-belief and enable positive personal growth and change.
No matter what you bring to therapy, I will treat you with warmth and respect. Free consultation available to all. I have a comfortable room in Stockport Centre. I have years experience and am naturally confident in creating a relaxed welcoming environment, where you, can freely express your thoughts, and feelings and truly be heard. I aim to bring into focus the tools, strategies and techniques you already have that empower growth and forward movement in life. I will assist in finding new perspectives, where appropriate, that help to bring self-awareness, strength, self-belief and enable positive personal growth and change.
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Photo of Lisa Lightfoot, Counsellor in Hazel Grove, England
Lisa Lightfoot
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazel Grove SK7
With an effective and compassionate approach, I provide experienced and confidential counselling support from which you will develop self awareness and insight as well as learning coping strategies and techniques. Think of counselling as a safe space in which you will feel heard and understood, a space for you to work through whatever it is you're dealing with. Sessions can be held face to face (with covid risk measures in place) or via Zoom video calling.
With an effective and compassionate approach, I provide experienced and confidential counselling support from which you will develop self awareness and insight as well as learning coping strategies and techniques. Think of counselling as a safe space in which you will feel heard and understood, a space for you to work through whatever it is you're dealing with. Sessions can be held face to face (with covid risk measures in place) or via Zoom video calling.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Scott Lee @ The Retreat Clinics Manchester
MSc
Verified
Stockport SK1
I offer my services to a variety of clients. I have experience working in the NHS as a mental health practitioner & social worker. I am able to support individuals, couples, young people, and families with mental health concerns working collaboratively to try improve the current situation, and make meaningful lasting change. I am able to offer face to face sessions at the Retreat Clinic Manchester, call on the number above and ask for myself, and if I'm not available, they can offer alternative therapies or therapists. Get in touch!
I offer my services to a variety of clients. I have experience working in the NHS as a mental health practitioner & social worker. I am able to support individuals, couples, young people, and families with mental health concerns working collaboratively to try improve the current situation, and make meaningful lasting change. I am able to offer face to face sessions at the Retreat Clinic Manchester, call on the number above and ask for myself, and if I'm not available, they can offer alternative therapies or therapists. Get in touch!
0161 524 6588 View 0161 524 6588
Photo of Lesley Whittaker, Counsellor in Hazel Grove, England
Lesley Whittaker
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK3
January Offer for new clients! £25 per counselling session throughput the month of January (offer does not include tinnitus counselling)... I'm Lesley, I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist with almost 20 years experience in Tinnitus counselling. I believe that everyone deserves a safe space to be cared for and listened to with empathy and without judgement in a respectful and genuine way. If we decide that I am the right therapist for you I will endeavour to offer my genuine self with confidentiality, empathy, care and respect to aid your personal growth.
January Offer for new clients! £25 per counselling session throughput the month of January (offer does not include tinnitus counselling)... I'm Lesley, I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist with almost 20 years experience in Tinnitus counselling. I believe that everyone deserves a safe space to be cared for and listened to with empathy and without judgement in a respectful and genuine way. If we decide that I am the right therapist for you I will endeavour to offer my genuine self with confidentiality, empathy, care and respect to aid your personal growth.
0161 524 2377 View 0161 524 2377
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Joanna Owen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stockport SK1
Hi, my name is Joanna, and thanks for visiting my page. There are times in everyone’s life when we need help, not only with physical ailments, but also with our minds. You may be feeling confused, upset, angry or experiencing a loss of direction; therapy can help unpick all of this. You may be experiencing relationship issues and are not sure how to approach them, or just feel ‘stuck’. We can unknowingly carry traumatic experiences around with us, which can impact upon our mind, body and behaviours. I work at your pace, ensuring you will feel heard, comfortable and safe, and offer respect and unconditional acceptance.
Hi, my name is Joanna, and thanks for visiting my page. There are times in everyone’s life when we need help, not only with physical ailments, but also with our minds. You may be feeling confused, upset, angry or experiencing a loss of direction; therapy can help unpick all of this. You may be experiencing relationship issues and are not sure how to approach them, or just feel ‘stuck’. We can unknowingly carry traumatic experiences around with us, which can impact upon our mind, body and behaviours. I work at your pace, ensuring you will feel heard, comfortable and safe, and offer respect and unconditional acceptance.
0161 524 3746 View 0161 524 3746
Photo of Michael Sivori, Counsellor in Hazel Grove, England
Michael Sivori
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Cheadle SK8
You will receive a safe, accepting environment, where I will listen, and support you to become more aware of how to make the right choices for yourself. I can work with self-esteem and self-image issues, and issues such as life-direction. I share the view, in modern psychology, that people thrive when they are living their life aligned with those values which hold most meaning for them. Living a meaningful, or meaning-guided life, is often at the core of many issues. Many people have never had a safe space to explore their values and assess what is ultimately meaningful to them, and I am able to offer this in our work together.
You will receive a safe, accepting environment, where I will listen, and support you to become more aware of how to make the right choices for yourself. I can work with self-esteem and self-image issues, and issues such as life-direction. I share the view, in modern psychology, that people thrive when they are living their life aligned with those values which hold most meaning for them. Living a meaningful, or meaning-guided life, is often at the core of many issues. Many people have never had a safe space to explore their values and assess what is ultimately meaningful to them, and I am able to offer this in our work together.
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Photo of Bronwyn Cooper, Counsellor in Hazel Grove, England
Bronwyn Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stockport SK3
My name is Bronwyn, I am a trained Integrative counsellor. I work with both adults and young people and I am based in Edgeley, Stockport. I have a passion for working with people as I hold the view that everyone deserves to be happy. I offer a safe, supportive & non-judgemental environment to enable you to explore your current issues and support you in managing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I am a down to earth, warm, approachable person and can offer a deep level of empathy as you explore your current issues.
My name is Bronwyn, I am a trained Integrative counsellor. I work with both adults and young people and I am based in Edgeley, Stockport. I have a passion for working with people as I hold the view that everyone deserves to be happy. I offer a safe, supportive & non-judgemental environment to enable you to explore your current issues and support you in managing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I am a down to earth, warm, approachable person and can offer a deep level of empathy as you explore your current issues.
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Photo of Mobeen Akhtar, Psychotherapist in Hazel Grove, England
Mobeen Akhtar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
10 Endorsed
Cheadle Hulme SK8
‘There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.’ - Rumi Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Mobeen Akhtar, I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). If you are experiencing distress or troubles that you feel you cannot share with anyone, counselling is the right place for you. Counselling is described in different ways and in many words. What we find is that counselling is an individual experience.
‘There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.’ - Rumi Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Mobeen Akhtar, I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). If you are experiencing distress or troubles that you feel you cannot share with anyone, counselling is the right place for you. Counselling is described in different ways and in many words. What we find is that counselling is an individual experience.
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Photo of Eileen Fisher, Psychotherapist in Hazel Grove, England
Eileen Fisher
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Stockport SK1
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.
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Photo of Kim Harrison, Psychotherapist in Hazel Grove, England
Kim Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Stockport SK1
Standard or nature-based art therapy & mindfulness for stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, family issues or work-related issues. Having a safe non-judgemental space to explore challenges, memories or traumas can help us heal & move forward. We can start wherever you are, you choose the pace. Deepening nature-connection can help manage difficult feelings as well as uplift/soothe us. Sometimes it is difficult to describe emotions with words, that's where art can help. It's not about creating masterpieces. Using art & nature online might seem counter-intuitive, but it works surprisingly well. No need to be outdoors during the session
Standard or nature-based art therapy & mindfulness for stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, family issues or work-related issues. Having a safe non-judgemental space to explore challenges, memories or traumas can help us heal & move forward. We can start wherever you are, you choose the pace. Deepening nature-connection can help manage difficult feelings as well as uplift/soothe us. Sometimes it is difficult to describe emotions with words, that's where art can help. It's not about creating masterpieces. Using art & nature online might seem counter-intuitive, but it works surprisingly well. No need to be outdoors during the session
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Photo of Danielle Clarkson Psychotherapy Counselling, Psychotherapist in Hazel Grove, England
Danielle Clarkson Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Stockport SK7
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
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Counselling in Gatley, Cheadle
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Stockport SK7
Hi, I'm Sarah. We all have times when we find it hard to cope. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do. It can help you develop positive strategies to get what you want out of life. How we think, feel and behave is part of being human. Problems can arise when we get 'stuck' in negative thought patterns; when our feelings become overwhelming; when our behaviour is self-destructive and doesn't result in us getting what we need; when we worry about the future, dwell on the past and find it hard to live in the present. I believe the most important relationship we have is the relationship with ourself.
Hi, I'm Sarah. We all have times when we find it hard to cope. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do. It can help you develop positive strategies to get what you want out of life. How we think, feel and behave is part of being human. Problems can arise when we get 'stuck' in negative thought patterns; when our feelings become overwhelming; when our behaviour is self-destructive and doesn't result in us getting what we need; when we worry about the future, dwell on the past and find it hard to live in the present. I believe the most important relationship we have is the relationship with ourself.
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Emily Parkinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stockport SK7
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.
0161 524 2156 View 0161 524 2156
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Clarity Manchester
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gatley SK8
We are a team of highly specialist and experienced clinical psychologists who have expertise in assessing and diagnosing autism. We have extensive experience of working in the NHS, including setting up and managing adult autism diagnostic services in various areas. Please contact us or visit our website for fees for a full diagnostic assessment.
We are a team of highly specialist and experienced clinical psychologists who have expertise in assessing and diagnosing autism. We have extensive experience of working in the NHS, including setting up and managing adult autism diagnostic services in various areas. Please contact us or visit our website for fees for a full diagnostic assessment.
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Photo of Carol Maynard Psychotherapy & Counselling in Hazel Grove, England
Carol Maynard Psychotherapy & Counselling
Cheadle SK8
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hazel Grove

< 10

Counsellors in Hazel Grove who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Family Conflict
100% Self Esteem
86% Divorce

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Hazel Grove see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hazel Grove?

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.