Counselling in Heslington

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Sarinrat Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Heslington YO10
I am Dramatherapist and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in clinical, private practice and educational settings. Many years of experience working in Higher Education Sectors. HCPC registrant since 2002. Experienced integrative therapist, working with a varied approach including dramatherapy, psychodrama. psychodramatic, single-session, solution-focused, CBT and mindfulness. Many years of experience working with many issues including neurodiversity, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, gender identity, relationship issues, and relocation related issues. I am also certified life coach.
I am Dramatherapist and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in clinical, private practice and educational settings. Many years of experience working in Higher Education Sectors. HCPC registrant since 2002. Experienced integrative therapist, working with a varied approach including dramatherapy, psychodrama. psychodramatic, single-session, solution-focused, CBT and mindfulness. Many years of experience working with many issues including neurodiversity, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, gender identity, relationship issues, and relocation related issues. I am also certified life coach.
01904 803229 View 01904 803229
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Madeleine Bentley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Heslington YO10
Hello. I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor based in Heworth, York (YO31). I provide therapy to adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and low self esteem for a wide range of reasons. I am particularly experienced at working with adults under 40 through my role as a university counsellor.
Hello. I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor based in Heworth, York (YO31). I provide therapy to adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and low self esteem for a wide range of reasons. I am particularly experienced at working with adults under 40 through my role as a university counsellor.
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Jasmine Cortazzi
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Heslington YO10
Do you suffer from high levels of anxiety, self-doubt, and a tendency to be self-critical, blaming yourself for the difficulties you face? Maybe you have high standards, are a perfectionist, work hard, and are ambitious to achieve. However, challenges around relationships, anxiety, work stress, and trauma can feel overwhelming and you feel 'stuck'. No-one wants problems to impact on people we love, our work performance, or our mental health. I empower you to find calm, strength, confidence and courage to enhance your life. I work with individual adults-not couples- and also teenagers. Contact me for a free consultation.
Do you suffer from high levels of anxiety, self-doubt, and a tendency to be self-critical, blaming yourself for the difficulties you face? Maybe you have high standards, are a perfectionist, work hard, and are ambitious to achieve. However, challenges around relationships, anxiety, work stress, and trauma can feel overwhelming and you feel 'stuck'. No-one wants problems to impact on people we love, our work performance, or our mental health. I empower you to find calm, strength, confidence and courage to enhance your life. I work with individual adults-not couples- and also teenagers. Contact me for a free consultation.
01889 221614 View 01889 221614
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Dr Tanya Frances
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Heslington YO10
I work with adults and young people (16+). My clients come for a range of reasons. I have experience working in a range of settings with clients who have different goals/needs. However, most of my experience is with clients who have experienced trauma. Usually this work is around supporting clients to work through or process the things that cause them distress, and exploring what living more fully or meaningfully looks like, so that they are less impacted by things that have happened in the past. I welcome all enquiries, and I welcome students and trainee therapists.
I work with adults and young people (16+). My clients come for a range of reasons. I have experience working in a range of settings with clients who have different goals/needs. However, most of my experience is with clients who have experienced trauma. Usually this work is around supporting clients to work through or process the things that cause them distress, and exploring what living more fully or meaningfully looks like, so that they are less impacted by things that have happened in the past. I welcome all enquiries, and I welcome students and trainee therapists.
01786 236552 View 01786 236552

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Abbie Stanwix
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
York YO1
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety, and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Practitioner and compassion focused therapy. I work with you to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, difficulties, and strategies to improve how you feel. I offer a warm and confidential space where you can talk openly about your feelings without fear of criticism.
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety, and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Practitioner and compassion focused therapy. I work with you to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, difficulties, and strategies to improve how you feel. I offer a warm and confidential space where you can talk openly about your feelings without fear of criticism.
01423 803302 View 01423 803302
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Dr Jaime Jonsson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1  (Online Only)
Immediate Availability. Welcome and thank you for visiting the information about my online private practice. I am here to help you with whatever arises in your life, big or small, long term or short term. If you are feeling that you can´t manage, have trouble sleeping, worrying, life feels lonely or it is hard to get up on a morning, I am here to work with you towards a more fulfilling and happier life. I offer an online service which is flexible, compassionate, confidential and friendly.
Immediate Availability. Welcome and thank you for visiting the information about my online private practice. I am here to help you with whatever arises in your life, big or small, long term or short term. If you are feeling that you can´t manage, have trouble sleeping, worrying, life feels lonely or it is hard to get up on a morning, I am here to work with you towards a more fulfilling and happier life. I offer an online service which is flexible, compassionate, confidential and friendly.
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Photo of Cheryl Squire, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Cheryl Squire
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO30
Are you feeling anxious and distressed? At times do you get frustrated, irritated or angry? Do you have painful unwanted memories or struggle to sleep? Are you feeling sad, low or numb? Are you feeling alone or that no one understands you? Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope? Do you want to feel calmer and more in control? Do you want to understand how your body is reacting and why you can't think straight? Do you want to cope better on a day-to-day basis. As a qualified integrative, relational counsellor I am able to be alongside you and help you to understand your experience.
Are you feeling anxious and distressed? At times do you get frustrated, irritated or angry? Do you have painful unwanted memories or struggle to sleep? Are you feeling sad, low or numb? Are you feeling alone or that no one understands you? Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope? Do you want to feel calmer and more in control? Do you want to understand how your body is reacting and why you can't think straight? Do you want to cope better on a day-to-day basis. As a qualified integrative, relational counsellor I am able to be alongside you and help you to understand your experience.
01904 929241 View 01904 929241
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Talking Spaces UK
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Waitlist for new clients
Empowering men to navigate life's challenges with confidence and clarity. Talking Spaces is an accessible counselling specialist service for men’s mental health, available in person or via Zoom. Generally men by nature are more action focused, so when it comes to managing difficult life events and emotions I use action and solution based therapeutic approaches and interventions when working with men’s mental health issues. Men need a service with the knowledge understand that social and cultural norms and ingrained beliefs about masculinity are one of the main barriers to seeking counselling in the first place.
Empowering men to navigate life's challenges with confidence and clarity. Talking Spaces is an accessible counselling specialist service for men’s mental health, available in person or via Zoom. Generally men by nature are more action focused, so when it comes to managing difficult life events and emotions I use action and solution based therapeutic approaches and interventions when working with men’s mental health issues. Men need a service with the knowledge understand that social and cultural norms and ingrained beliefs about masculinity are one of the main barriers to seeking counselling in the first place.
01429 806967 View 01429 806967
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Jo Stocks Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO23
TA examines feelings and experiences that relate to patterns of behaviour that may be holding you back and having a negative impact on your life. In TA these repetitive patterns are referred to as our “Life Script” and one of the aims of our working together would be to raise awareness of what that means to you and what you would like to change. I have worked for almost 15 years with people from all walks of life who have experienced trauma, relationship and attachment difficulties, low confidence and self-esteem, stress, and depression and anxiety.
TA examines feelings and experiences that relate to patterns of behaviour that may be holding you back and having a negative impact on your life. In TA these repetitive patterns are referred to as our “Life Script” and one of the aims of our working together would be to raise awareness of what that means to you and what you would like to change. I have worked for almost 15 years with people from all walks of life who have experienced trauma, relationship and attachment difficulties, low confidence and self-esteem, stress, and depression and anxiety.
01904 935545 View 01904 935545
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Dr Rachel Crane
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO31
I offer a compassionate and supportive space to work towards goals of effectively handling difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. I support clients to gain a deeper insight into what is most important and meaningful to them, which helps to make significant changes, fostering personal growth and well-being, creating a rich and values-focused life. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is collaborative and non-judgmental and draws on a number of evidence-based models to best suit the needs of each client allowing them to make sense of their difficulties and adopt new ways to cope.
I offer a compassionate and supportive space to work towards goals of effectively handling difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. I support clients to gain a deeper insight into what is most important and meaningful to them, which helps to make significant changes, fostering personal growth and well-being, creating a rich and values-focused life. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is collaborative and non-judgmental and draws on a number of evidence-based models to best suit the needs of each client allowing them to make sense of their difficulties and adopt new ways to cope.
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Gill Sweeting
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO1
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
01298 608404 View 01298 608404
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Sue Morris
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
01904 221277 View 01904 221277
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Virginia Toole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO24  (Online Only)
Do you feel ripped apart and shaken to your core? You don't want to be a burden to friends and can't talk to family, it is all so overwhelming. The deepest pit of despair and hurt, mixed emotions, anguish, anger, confusion, barely coping with intense non-stop life changes. Loss of family, partner or treasured friends, sudden or chronic terminal illness, loss of the person you used to be, ageing, guilty lifestyle, fear of a new job and moving, or the prickling heartache from loss of your pet. You don’t even have the strength to take the next step, to pull yourself through while trying to reach your old self. You need a safe space.
Do you feel ripped apart and shaken to your core? You don't want to be a burden to friends and can't talk to family, it is all so overwhelming. The deepest pit of despair and hurt, mixed emotions, anguish, anger, confusion, barely coping with intense non-stop life changes. Loss of family, partner or treasured friends, sudden or chronic terminal illness, loss of the person you used to be, ageing, guilty lifestyle, fear of a new job and moving, or the prickling heartache from loss of your pet. You don’t even have the strength to take the next step, to pull yourself through while trying to reach your old self. You need a safe space.
01254 781838 View 01254 781838
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Dominic French
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO30
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who offers a safe, non-judgemental and professional space where you can be supported in exploring your past, present and/or future within a therapeutic relationship that you will feel really seen and heard in. There are many reasons why people might seek therapy as everyone is unique with their own lived experiences - sometimes the issue can be described but other times, there might just be a feeling of wanting life or things to be different. I have a depth of understanding to help support you, gained from extensive training and through both personal and professional experience.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who offers a safe, non-judgemental and professional space where you can be supported in exploring your past, present and/or future within a therapeutic relationship that you will feel really seen and heard in. There are many reasons why people might seek therapy as everyone is unique with their own lived experiences - sometimes the issue can be described but other times, there might just be a feeling of wanting life or things to be different. I have a depth of understanding to help support you, gained from extensive training and through both personal and professional experience.
01889 227306 View 01889 227306
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Dr Lily Lewis - Trauma Therapist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO31  (Online Only)
Are you looking to make sense of things or heal from painful events? You might be experiencing intense feelings, unwanted thoughts or images, or struggling in your parenting, relationships or work. Perhaps your coping strategies are getting in the way of the life you want to lead. You are not alone. I see psychological distress as our brains doing their best to cope with a challenging world. Together we can understand why your brain and body is coping in this way and reach out to those parts of you that are struggling.
Are you looking to make sense of things or heal from painful events? You might be experiencing intense feelings, unwanted thoughts or images, or struggling in your parenting, relationships or work. Perhaps your coping strategies are getting in the way of the life you want to lead. You are not alone. I see psychological distress as our brains doing their best to cope with a challenging world. Together we can understand why your brain and body is coping in this way and reach out to those parts of you that are struggling.
01904 935313 View 01904 935313
Photo of Alina Dragomir, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Alina Dragomir
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO10  (Online Only)
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
01307 498258 View 01307 498258
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Peter Phillips
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO23
Whatever reason you're looking for a counsellor - an overwhelming stressful situation, or you may be suffering from anxiety or a general feeling that something is not right in your life - finding someone who takes care to listen and understand can make a huge difference. I can offer you a relationship based on trust and acceptance. I believe the quality of my presence with you will matter a great deal - my openness and attention to what you bring. And this enables me to create a space where you can really be heard without judgment, and held safely.
Whatever reason you're looking for a counsellor - an overwhelming stressful situation, or you may be suffering from anxiety or a general feeling that something is not right in your life - finding someone who takes care to listen and understand can make a huge difference. I can offer you a relationship based on trust and acceptance. I believe the quality of my presence with you will matter a great deal - my openness and attention to what you bring. And this enables me to create a space where you can really be heard without judgment, and held safely.
01889 228036 View 01889 228036
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Maisie Nicholls - Emdr Therapy
MSc
Verified Verified
York YO10  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Maisie and I specialise in EMDR therapy for birth and postnatal trauma. I also offer therapy for people who are struggling to adjust to parenthood. I understand the transition to becoming a parent can be difficult, even without experiencing birth trauma. Our children are mirrors of us and difficult childhood experiences can often come to the surface when you become a parent yourself. EMDR can help you process any difficult feelings that may have come to the surface for you. I offer a gentle, collaborative, down to earth approach to therapy.
Hi, I'm Maisie and I specialise in EMDR therapy for birth and postnatal trauma. I also offer therapy for people who are struggling to adjust to parenthood. I understand the transition to becoming a parent can be difficult, even without experiencing birth trauma. Our children are mirrors of us and difficult childhood experiences can often come to the surface when you become a parent yourself. EMDR can help you process any difficult feelings that may have come to the surface for you. I offer a gentle, collaborative, down to earth approach to therapy.
01889 227311 View 01889 227311
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Dr Lisa Ahmad
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO1  (Online Only)
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in burnout, intense anxiety, perfectionism and imposter syndrome. I have 20+ years of experience within the NHS, the Military and the independent sector and have a successful independent practice. I am passionate about helping clients move towards change, psychological health and wellbeing.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in burnout, intense anxiety, perfectionism and imposter syndrome. I have 20+ years of experience within the NHS, the Military and the independent sector and have a successful independent practice. I am passionate about helping clients move towards change, psychological health and wellbeing.
07480 609198 View 07480 609198
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David Havelock
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO31
Coming to therapy can be a difficult decision to make. When we are having difficulty in our lives our thinking can become unclear or unhelpful and we do things that we think might help in the short term, but can perhaps have a negative effect in the long term. This can result in becoming trapped in unhealthy cycles where you may also be experiencing unpleasant emotions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help to unravel the complex human thoughts and emotions that sometimes contribute to being less than at our best, and find new ways of thinking and being to move forward.
Coming to therapy can be a difficult decision to make. When we are having difficulty in our lives our thinking can become unclear or unhelpful and we do things that we think might help in the short term, but can perhaps have a negative effect in the long term. This can result in becoming trapped in unhealthy cycles where you may also be experiencing unpleasant emotions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help to unravel the complex human thoughts and emotions that sometimes contribute to being less than at our best, and find new ways of thinking and being to move forward.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Heslington

< 10

Counsellors in Heslington who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% ADHD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% WPA

How Counsellors in Heslington see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Heslington?

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.