Counselling in High Wycombe

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Mark Anderson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP10
I am a clinically trained psychodynamic psychotherapist, qualified to Master of Science level (Birkbeck, University of London). Working in NHS primary care, through a London-based GP practice, for several years, I have helped patients from many backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations with the internal, and often, unconscious conflicts that have negatively impacted their emotional and mental well-being and that prevented them from living their everyday life to the fullest.
I am a clinically trained psychodynamic psychotherapist, qualified to Master of Science level (Birkbeck, University of London). Working in NHS primary care, through a London-based GP practice, for several years, I have helped patients from many backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations with the internal, and often, unconscious conflicts that have negatively impacted their emotional and mental well-being and that prevented them from living their everyday life to the fullest.
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Merisha Mistry
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP10  (Online Only)
I believe that not a single person will live a lifetime without feeling stressed, anxious or low at some point in their life. Life can throw many challenges and during these times it can difficult to see a way out or that things will get better. Sometimes we experience these difficulties a number of times, or for a long period of time. However your difficulties present right now, it is important to know that support is available and that change can happen. You can use the therapy to develop your sense of self again, look towards the future and deal with life's stressors (relationships, work, friendships, health, career) better.
I believe that not a single person will live a lifetime without feeling stressed, anxious or low at some point in their life. Life can throw many challenges and during these times it can difficult to see a way out or that things will get better. Sometimes we experience these difficulties a number of times, or for a long period of time. However your difficulties present right now, it is important to know that support is available and that change can happen. You can use the therapy to develop your sense of self again, look towards the future and deal with life's stressors (relationships, work, friendships, health, career) better.
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Emma Marshall
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
High Wycombe HP10
People have counselling for many different reasons. Some will have a particular issue they wish to work through in the short term, some may have been affected by a life-changing event or loss that may need a little longer to come to terms with, others may just feel unhappy, low, sad or angry but unsure why. Whatever it is that is affecting you or leaving you feeling that life is too tough to cope with, counselling can help. It can enable you to understand your emotions more clearly, recognise deeper issues, highlight what you need to take the necessary steps to make changes and move forward with your life.
People have counselling for many different reasons. Some will have a particular issue they wish to work through in the short term, some may have been affected by a life-changing event or loss that may need a little longer to come to terms with, others may just feel unhappy, low, sad or angry but unsure why. Whatever it is that is affecting you or leaving you feeling that life is too tough to cope with, counselling can help. It can enable you to understand your emotions more clearly, recognise deeper issues, highlight what you need to take the necessary steps to make changes and move forward with your life.
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Jenny Folkard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP10
I’m a qualified (BACP) Person Centred Counsellor, currently working within a senior school as Mental Health Lead, a primary setting as a Play Therapist along with private clients of all ages. My experience over the past 15 years has focused on working with children and young people. Specific areas of expertise are Safeguarding, SEN, substance misuse, creative therapies. Providing extensive knowledge of not only social, emotional and Mental Health issues, but also the challenges young people and their families face when there is a Specific Educational Need, trauma, bereavement, anxiety, depression among other Mental Health issues.
I’m a qualified (BACP) Person Centred Counsellor, currently working within a senior school as Mental Health Lead, a primary setting as a Play Therapist along with private clients of all ages. My experience over the past 15 years has focused on working with children and young people. Specific areas of expertise are Safeguarding, SEN, substance misuse, creative therapies. Providing extensive knowledge of not only social, emotional and Mental Health issues, but also the challenges young people and their families face when there is a Specific Educational Need, trauma, bereavement, anxiety, depression among other Mental Health issues.
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Bronwen Lina Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP13
Not accepting new clients
Being human can be tricky at times and particularly in an increasingly uncertain world with its life experiences, social pressures and demands. Its not surprising that we can get stuck in cycles of low mood, anxiety and self criticism. I work collaboratively and sensitively with clients to help in caring for themselves and in getting back on track with what is important to them in life.I have experience in supporting people to overcome difficulties that may include anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, low self-esteem, long term condition management, body image concerns and eating difficulties.
Being human can be tricky at times and particularly in an increasingly uncertain world with its life experiences, social pressures and demands. Its not surprising that we can get stuck in cycles of low mood, anxiety and self criticism. I work collaboratively and sensitively with clients to help in caring for themselves and in getting back on track with what is important to them in life.I have experience in supporting people to overcome difficulties that may include anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, low self-esteem, long term condition management, body image concerns and eating difficulties.
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Joan Devoil
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP11
I am a BACP registered, Person-Centred Counsellor with over 12 years experience working with adults of all ages. My aim is to build a collaborative non-judgemental relationship with you. This relational approach provides safety and understanding as you explore any changes you choose to make towards knowing yourself more fully and living more authentically. My training and experience have shown me that anyone, struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, can find acceptance and self-knowledge if they are met with empathy and without judgement. I believe that we are all capable of growth and change.
I am a BACP registered, Person-Centred Counsellor with over 12 years experience working with adults of all ages. My aim is to build a collaborative non-judgemental relationship with you. This relational approach provides safety and understanding as you explore any changes you choose to make towards knowing yourself more fully and living more authentically. My training and experience have shown me that anyone, struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, can find acceptance and self-knowledge if they are met with empathy and without judgement. I believe that we are all capable of growth and change.
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The Wellmind Coach
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP14
Hi, I'm Steve and I specialise in male-related issues and couples, be that; work stress, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, bereavement/loss or just struggling to understand where someone is in life. Please check out my youtube channel for more information on me, how therapy works etc, if you search for youtube and balls2talk.
Hi, I'm Steve and I specialise in male-related issues and couples, be that; work stress, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, bereavement/loss or just struggling to understand where someone is in life. Please check out my youtube channel for more information on me, how therapy works etc, if you search for youtube and balls2talk.
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Paige Dawkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP10  (Online Only)
There's no denying it: being human really can be tough. Life can be confusing, stressful and at times painful. You don't have to face these experiences alone. I believe that counselling can help. As a person-centred counsellor, I can offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to develop a clear picture of your world. By feeling truly heard and reconnecting with what's authentically 'you' in a safe therapeutic space, you may begin to relate to your experiences in new ways and see ways forward that you couldn't see before, discovering new inner resources and resilience.
There's no denying it: being human really can be tough. Life can be confusing, stressful and at times painful. You don't have to face these experiences alone. I believe that counselling can help. As a person-centred counsellor, I can offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to develop a clear picture of your world. By feeling truly heard and reconnecting with what's authentically 'you' in a safe therapeutic space, you may begin to relate to your experiences in new ways and see ways forward that you couldn't see before, discovering new inner resources and resilience.
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Helen Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Wycombe HP13
By coming here you've taken the first step and I know it's not easy. There are many reasons why you might have started looking for counselling. Sometimes we can feel uncomfortable but don't understand it or struggle to describe it, life can become overwhelming, or we are confused, and we don't know which way to turn. Perhaps you are facing life changes or decisions and don't know which path to take.
By coming here you've taken the first step and I know it's not easy. There are many reasons why you might have started looking for counselling. Sometimes we can feel uncomfortable but don't understand it or struggle to describe it, life can become overwhelming, or we are confused, and we don't know which way to turn. Perhaps you are facing life changes or decisions and don't know which path to take.
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Stephen Elting
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP10
We all have troubling problems at times, be they emotional, personal or work-related. Sometimes these problems can feel overwhelming and we become stressed, anxious and unhappy. This can affect our confidence handling relationships, making decisions and generally, our ability to just cope with the pressures that each day brings. Reaching out to an experienced therapist will enable you to talk openly about your concerns and be listened to without being judged. For many people, this is a profound way of bringing about positive and lasting change.
We all have troubling problems at times, be they emotional, personal or work-related. Sometimes these problems can feel overwhelming and we become stressed, anxious and unhappy. This can affect our confidence handling relationships, making decisions and generally, our ability to just cope with the pressures that each day brings. Reaching out to an experienced therapist will enable you to talk openly about your concerns and be listened to without being judged. For many people, this is a profound way of bringing about positive and lasting change.
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Alison Elizabeth Slinn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP10
Modern day life can leave us feeling anxious and stressed, helpless, sad and lacking in a sense of direction and purpose. Life is rarely straight forward and at times we can all feel lost and overwhelmed. We are constantly being presented with change and challenges. You may think your problem is too small but if it is important to you that is all that matters. I offer an initial free phone call lasting about 30 minutes before any counselling takes place which gives you the chance to get a feel of whether you would be comfortable working with me and for me to ascertain whether I may be of help.
Modern day life can leave us feeling anxious and stressed, helpless, sad and lacking in a sense of direction and purpose. Life is rarely straight forward and at times we can all feel lost and overwhelmed. We are constantly being presented with change and challenges. You may think your problem is too small but if it is important to you that is all that matters. I offer an initial free phone call lasting about 30 minutes before any counselling takes place which gives you the chance to get a feel of whether you would be comfortable working with me and for me to ascertain whether I may be of help.
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The Choice To Change
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP14
Psychotherapy and Coaching are many things. Sometimes it's about coping strategies and supporting my clients through a tough time or loss, others want to change something about how they feel, think or behave, many looking to be free themselves of the past whilst some aren't sure exactly what they need, they simply feel the struggle to be happy in their life or relationships. There really is nothing too small or too big to ask for help with. You'll find I'm patient and calm by nature, have a compassionate and mature approach to helping, intuitively sense some things are really tough to talk about and whilst I will help you with ideas and tools to reduce symptoms and which can also speed up meaningful change between sessions, note: you will get to direct, manage your own destiny. I have always seen my role as supporting and guiding my clients through psychotherapy, enabling you to see for yourself and understand how your difficulties keeps you stuck and with my help how to overcome them. My aim is always for my clients to be able to leave feeling confident in knowing how to maintain their own well being long term.
Psychotherapy and Coaching are many things. Sometimes it's about coping strategies and supporting my clients through a tough time or loss, others want to change something about how they feel, think or behave, many looking to be free themselves of the past whilst some aren't sure exactly what they need, they simply feel the struggle to be happy in their life or relationships. There really is nothing too small or too big to ask for help with. You'll find I'm patient and calm by nature, have a compassionate and mature approach to helping, intuitively sense some things are really tough to talk about and whilst I will help you with ideas and tools to reduce symptoms and which can also speed up meaningful change between sessions, note: you will get to direct, manage your own destiny. I have always seen my role as supporting and guiding my clients through psychotherapy, enabling you to see for yourself and understand how your difficulties keeps you stuck and with my help how to overcome them. My aim is always for my clients to be able to leave feeling confident in knowing how to maintain their own well being long term.
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Marzena Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Wycombe HP13
Thank you for considering my services. I understand you may be reading this because you're currently facing a challenging time or perhaps dealing with an ongoing difficulty. Whatever your situation may be, I welcome you. Each person who seeks my help brings their unique experiences and concerns. As we work together, we will develop a working relationship that recognises your qualities and responds to your present needs. I work with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender identities and different social and cultural backgrounds. I offer a caring space where you can explore all your feelings.
Thank you for considering my services. I understand you may be reading this because you're currently facing a challenging time or perhaps dealing with an ongoing difficulty. Whatever your situation may be, I welcome you. Each person who seeks my help brings their unique experiences and concerns. As we work together, we will develop a working relationship that recognises your qualities and responds to your present needs. I work with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender identities and different social and cultural backgrounds. I offer a caring space where you can explore all your feelings.
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Beautiful Calm
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP15
Are you anxious or overwhelmed, stressed or just feeling low? Perhaps you just need someone to talk to and support you through something? I am a person-centred counsellor which means you are the focus of the session and by providing a calm, non-judgmental space we can explore these or any issues you maybe facing. We can discuss what you want to achieve through your therapy and discuss coping strategies and help with how to regulate your emotions. No issue is too big or too small and it may be that you feel you need a better balance in your life... so allow me to accompany you on your next chapter.
Are you anxious or overwhelmed, stressed or just feeling low? Perhaps you just need someone to talk to and support you through something? I am a person-centred counsellor which means you are the focus of the session and by providing a calm, non-judgmental space we can explore these or any issues you maybe facing. We can discuss what you want to achieve through your therapy and discuss coping strategies and help with how to regulate your emotions. No issue is too big or too small and it may be that you feel you need a better balance in your life... so allow me to accompany you on your next chapter.
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SR Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP10
You may be experiencing feelings that are challenging and would like to explore them in a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space. Reaching out for support can be daunting and it takes courage to seek help that you may need. Counselling can give you the opportunity to work through these challenges that you may be facing at your pace. I am an individual and couples qualified practitioner, with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as an Accredited therapist offering over 12 years’ experience working with young people and adults. I am fully insured and hold a DBS to work with children and adults.
You may be experiencing feelings that are challenging and would like to explore them in a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space. Reaching out for support can be daunting and it takes courage to seek help that you may need. Counselling can give you the opportunity to work through these challenges that you may be facing at your pace. I am an individual and couples qualified practitioner, with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as an Accredited therapist offering over 12 years’ experience working with young people and adults. I am fully insured and hold a DBS to work with children and adults.
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Trevor Tall Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP15
If you are reading this there is a chance that you (or someone you know) may be experiencing some emotional difficulties. In my personal experience, counselling and psychotherapy can help with a wide range of problems related to life and living. Many of us don't know why we feel unhappy, lacking in confidence or generally anxious. Some experience anxiety in relation to situations where other people seem to cope without a problem. Sitting down with a trained therapist can help alleviate distress as well as uncover the self-defeating patterns we may have stumbled into as a consequence of life's events.
If you are reading this there is a chance that you (or someone you know) may be experiencing some emotional difficulties. In my personal experience, counselling and psychotherapy can help with a wide range of problems related to life and living. Many of us don't know why we feel unhappy, lacking in confidence or generally anxious. Some experience anxiety in relation to situations where other people seem to cope without a problem. Sitting down with a trained therapist can help alleviate distress as well as uncover the self-defeating patterns we may have stumbled into as a consequence of life's events.
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Elizabeth Downing
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP15  (Online Only)
If people often tell you to "lighten up" or "stop being so sensitive", you might find that you're always thinking and feel things deeply. You just seem to care too much and often feel overwhelmed or hurt. You may be worried that you don't really fit in and you’re so busy trying to please other people that you've lost touch with who you are, or you may be clear about who you are but are too ashamed to show it, and that leaves you lonely inside and afraid of rejection. You may wish that you weren't so sensitive and feel that it holds you back, or perhaps you find that you take on more than you can manage and then you end up exhausted.
If people often tell you to "lighten up" or "stop being so sensitive", you might find that you're always thinking and feel things deeply. You just seem to care too much and often feel overwhelmed or hurt. You may be worried that you don't really fit in and you’re so busy trying to please other people that you've lost touch with who you are, or you may be clear about who you are but are too ashamed to show it, and that leaves you lonely inside and afraid of rejection. You may wish that you weren't so sensitive and feel that it holds you back, or perhaps you find that you take on more than you can manage and then you end up exhausted.
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Elizabeth Lawman
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP10
Do you think you could benefit from having some time to sit back and have a look at what is working or not working in your life? Do you need to access an alternative perspective and to find fresh coping strategies to deal with whatever challenges you are facing? Would you like to feel more confident in the choices you make? You may be struggling with particular issues, or you may simply have a sense that things could be better if you could just work out how to reach more peace, purpose and potential in your life. Taking time to pause and reflect does have enormous benefits. I offer you The Time and Place to make that happen.
Do you think you could benefit from having some time to sit back and have a look at what is working or not working in your life? Do you need to access an alternative perspective and to find fresh coping strategies to deal with whatever challenges you are facing? Would you like to feel more confident in the choices you make? You may be struggling with particular issues, or you may simply have a sense that things could be better if you could just work out how to reach more peace, purpose and potential in your life. Taking time to pause and reflect does have enormous benefits. I offer you The Time and Place to make that happen.
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Katie Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP14
As a warm-hearted, grounded person I bring authenticity to all my therapeutic work. Fundamental to my approach as a therapist is to offer a relationship of equality. Instead of advising you or telling you what to do I create a non-judgmental and trustworthy space to help you explore difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I place emphasis on building a therapeutic relationship, believing it facilitates change to occur and offering myself as a companion accompanying you on your journey, at your own pace, to help you gain clarity and perspective.
As a warm-hearted, grounded person I bring authenticity to all my therapeutic work. Fundamental to my approach as a therapist is to offer a relationship of equality. Instead of advising you or telling you what to do I create a non-judgmental and trustworthy space to help you explore difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I place emphasis on building a therapeutic relationship, believing it facilitates change to occur and offering myself as a companion accompanying you on your journey, at your own pace, to help you gain clarity and perspective.
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Kate Brown Counsellor/Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP14
Hello. Are you struggling at the moment? I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working with children, young people and adults. I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore any problems or issues troubling you. Please contact me if you would like to talk either on the phone or to arrange an initial appointment with no obligation or fees.
Hello. Are you struggling at the moment? I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working with children, young people and adults. I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore any problems or issues troubling you. Please contact me if you would like to talk either on the phone or to arrange an initial appointment with no obligation or fees.
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Number of Counsellors in High Wycombe

70+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in High Wycombe who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
79% Stress
67% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% AXA PPP
55% Aviva
55% WPA

How Counsellors in High Wycombe see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in High Wycombe?

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.