Counselling in Hornchurch

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Claire Douglas
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hornchurch RM11
Hello. My name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer integrative counselling. This form of therapy is a combination of different psychological theories and therapeutic approaches, which can be tailor-made depending on your needs and way of working. I work to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, and empathic environment so to speak freely about your presenting problems and work to overcome difficult obstacles in your life (whether past, present or future).
Hello. My name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer integrative counselling. This form of therapy is a combination of different psychological theories and therapeutic approaches, which can be tailor-made depending on your needs and way of working. I work to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, and empathic environment so to speak freely about your presenting problems and work to overcome difficult obstacles in your life (whether past, present or future).
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Crossways Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
If your mental health has been compromised lately, you are in the right place. Making your emotional and physical wellbeing a priority, is a good place for us to start. Currently I work closely with bereaved clients and support them through their grief process. Talking through loss in a non-judgemental space is known to be therapeutic. I am also trained in working with clients suffering with PTSD. Trauma can be caused by many reasons and exploring this openly and honestly can aid in restoration.
If your mental health has been compromised lately, you are in the right place. Making your emotional and physical wellbeing a priority, is a good place for us to start. Currently I work closely with bereaved clients and support them through their grief process. Talking through loss in a non-judgemental space is known to be therapeutic. I am also trained in working with clients suffering with PTSD. Trauma can be caused by many reasons and exploring this openly and honestly can aid in restoration.
01708 203424 View 01708 203424
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Susan Ann Medlycott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
I work as a professional therapist with children, adolescents, and adults. I intend to put the individual at the centre of the therapy session, allowing them to share the challenges that life throws at them. I will be at every step as we work through those challenges and the emotions that come with them while providing a non-judgmental, confidential, and calm setting. When faced with adversity, it may be tough to seek assistance. I hope I can make this journey more manageable for you.
I work as a professional therapist with children, adolescents, and adults. I intend to put the individual at the centre of the therapy session, allowing them to share the challenges that life throws at them. I will be at every step as we work through those challenges and the emotions that come with them while providing a non-judgmental, confidential, and calm setting. When faced with adversity, it may be tough to seek assistance. I hope I can make this journey more manageable for you.
01708 973075 View 01708 973075
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Hugh Farrelly
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
Life can be very hard at times. Strong feelings and emotions making day to day living a real challenge. You may be feeling stuck, unhappy or overwhelmed dealing with life changes that have brought up past anxieties. Whatever brings you to Therapy, we can work through it together to explore and make sense of your feelings, identify choices available to you, develop new perspectives on your past and develop strategies that can improve your strength and resources in challenging times.
Life can be very hard at times. Strong feelings and emotions making day to day living a real challenge. You may be feeling stuck, unhappy or overwhelmed dealing with life changes that have brought up past anxieties. Whatever brings you to Therapy, we can work through it together to explore and make sense of your feelings, identify choices available to you, develop new perspectives on your past and develop strategies that can improve your strength and resources in challenging times.
01634 561287 View 01634 561287
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Julie Gentili
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
I have over 27 years experience as a therapist. I am also an established clinical supervisor and business coach. I run stress management, building resilience and pre retirement workshops in corporate settings.
I have over 27 years experience as a therapist. I am also an established clinical supervisor and business coach. I run stress management, building resilience and pre retirement workshops in corporate settings.
01708 973306 View 01708 973306
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Kevin Halverson-Fry
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hornchurch RM12
Not accepting new clients
Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the BACP. I decided to become a counsellor after my own positive experience with therapy. I predominantly work with adolescents and young adults helping them with issues of Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, behavioural disorders, loneliness, and acts of self-harming, often triggered by social discrimination, exclusion, stigma, and the influential pressures from Social Media. My approach encompasses three well-established forms of therapy - Person-centred, Psychodynamic & CBT - which I adopt as necessary to meet my clients individual needs.
Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the BACP. I decided to become a counsellor after my own positive experience with therapy. I predominantly work with adolescents and young adults helping them with issues of Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, behavioural disorders, loneliness, and acts of self-harming, often triggered by social discrimination, exclusion, stigma, and the influential pressures from Social Media. My approach encompasses three well-established forms of therapy - Person-centred, Psychodynamic & CBT - which I adopt as necessary to meet my clients individual needs.
01708 204137 View 01708 204137
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Claire Huzzey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hornchurch RM11
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone of us can face challenges and dilemmas that can leave us confused. If you feel that you are ready to make changes, whatever it is that you are facing at this time, there is a good chance that counselling may help. I offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore any issues, I focus on helping you to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to your experiences, allowing time to reflect on what is happening to you, to consider alternative ways of doing things, or thinking styles. I help you to view things from different perspectives. This can lead to an increased sense of self awareness.
Everyone of us can face challenges and dilemmas that can leave us confused. If you feel that you are ready to make changes, whatever it is that you are facing at this time, there is a good chance that counselling may help. I offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore any issues, I focus on helping you to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to your experiences, allowing time to reflect on what is happening to you, to consider alternative ways of doing things, or thinking styles. I help you to view things from different perspectives. This can lead to an increased sense of self awareness.
01708 963878 View 01708 963878
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Apple Tree Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and feel you would benefit from some support? Sometimes, childhood/adulthood life experiences can impact the way we live our lives, and affect our thoughts/feelings and behaviour. I know first-hand how overwhelming it can be when looking for a therapist. I am a qualified integrative therapist who also has advanced qualifications in helping and supporting individuals with Eating Disorders/Obesity issues, which I am very passionate about. I also help and support clients with anxiety/depression, confidence issues/self-esteem issues, stress, relationships and trauma-related issues
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and feel you would benefit from some support? Sometimes, childhood/adulthood life experiences can impact the way we live our lives, and affect our thoughts/feelings and behaviour. I know first-hand how overwhelming it can be when looking for a therapist. I am a qualified integrative therapist who also has advanced qualifications in helping and supporting individuals with Eating Disorders/Obesity issues, which I am very passionate about. I also help and support clients with anxiety/depression, confidence issues/self-esteem issues, stress, relationships and trauma-related issues
01708 989916 View 01708 989916
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Jades Counselling Service
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
I am a fully trained and highly qualified Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor, registered with the BACP demonstrating a superior level of training and expertise. I have over 10 years experience & I am a successful author fully trained in bereavement, depression & anxiety, couples therapy, troubled relationships, childhood abuse, trauma, suicidal thoughts & self harm. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist. I use neuroscience to help you gain a full understanding of the workings of your brain gaining control over your emotions & behaviours & have more fulfilling relationships and experiences in your life that you so truly deserve.
I am a fully trained and highly qualified Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor, registered with the BACP demonstrating a superior level of training and expertise. I have over 10 years experience & I am a successful author fully trained in bereavement, depression & anxiety, couples therapy, troubled relationships, childhood abuse, trauma, suicidal thoughts & self harm. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist. I use neuroscience to help you gain a full understanding of the workings of your brain gaining control over your emotions & behaviours & have more fulfilling relationships and experiences in your life that you so truly deserve.
07492 882860 View 07492 882860
Photo of Dr Sarah Shillingford, Psychologist in Hornchurch, England
Dr Sarah Shillingford
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
Waitlist for new clients
Are you finding things feel too much? Perhaps you're used to looking after everyone else and feel like you need space for yourself. You might have had difficult or traumatic experiences in your life that make it difficult to build relationships with others. The journey towards you goals will likely have its challenges but you have taken a really important step in seeking support. I am a trauma specialist and can help with difficulties associated with all kinds of trauma, this includes birth trauma and helping you if you are an adult survivor of childhood trauma.
Are you finding things feel too much? Perhaps you're used to looking after everyone else and feel like you need space for yourself. You might have had difficult or traumatic experiences in your life that make it difficult to build relationships with others. The journey towards you goals will likely have its challenges but you have taken a really important step in seeking support. I am a trauma specialist and can help with difficulties associated with all kinds of trauma, this includes birth trauma and helping you if you are an adult survivor of childhood trauma.
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Joanne Louise Gibson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hornchurch RM12
I am an Accredited Integrative adult and child counsellor, clinical supervisor and positive psychology coach. Myself and the team are Integrative practitioners, meaning we are able to draw on several approaches to best suit your needs. We are based in Hornchurch. We also offer coaching and ADHD coaching. If you are you constantly tense, worried or on edge, unable to concentrate, or experiencing negative thought patterns, this can be overwhelming. Maybe you have a Low self-esteem, no confidence, no motivation or anxiety. we can help. Are you experiencing narcissistic abuse and gaslighting! We can support you with your mental health.
I am an Accredited Integrative adult and child counsellor, clinical supervisor and positive psychology coach. Myself and the team are Integrative practitioners, meaning we are able to draw on several approaches to best suit your needs. We are based in Hornchurch. We also offer coaching and ADHD coaching. If you are you constantly tense, worried or on edge, unable to concentrate, or experiencing negative thought patterns, this can be overwhelming. Maybe you have a Low self-esteem, no confidence, no motivation or anxiety. we can help. Are you experiencing narcissistic abuse and gaslighting! We can support you with your mental health.
01708 963138 View 01708 963138
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Julie Donoghue Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hornchurch RM11
Reaching out for help can sometimes feel like the last resort and finding the right help can change your life. With over 10 years of experience in working with adults and young people in a variety of settings my aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you. I can support clients with bereavement, depression, eating issues, anxiety, relationships, anger and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Reaching out for help can sometimes feel like the last resort and finding the right help can change your life. With over 10 years of experience in working with adults and young people in a variety of settings my aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you. I can support clients with bereavement, depression, eating issues, anxiety, relationships, anger and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
01277 288678 View 01277 288678
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Devine Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12
Waitlist for new clients
Often people searching for support don’t quite know what they are looking for. With so many different ways of treating what you may be suffering with it can often seem overwhelming just looking for the best therapist for you. Do you really have the time to be researching what all the different therapies do? I didn’t! When I needed therapy, I wanted support as soon as possible. I spoke to a few therapists and went with who sounded the friendliest. Hello, I am Sarah Devine, and I am a qualified psychotherapist and trauma psychotherapist. I specialize in trauma, PTSD and complex, developmental PTSD.
Often people searching for support don’t quite know what they are looking for. With so many different ways of treating what you may be suffering with it can often seem overwhelming just looking for the best therapist for you. Do you really have the time to be researching what all the different therapies do? I didn’t! When I needed therapy, I wanted support as soon as possible. I spoke to a few therapists and went with who sounded the friendliest. Hello, I am Sarah Devine, and I am a qualified psychotherapist and trauma psychotherapist. I specialize in trauma, PTSD and complex, developmental PTSD.
01708 204212 View 01708 204212
Photo of Iona Burnell Reilly, Counsellor in Hornchurch, England
Iona Burnell Reilly
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11  (Online Only)
Life challenges can be difficult to navigate and, at times, feel overwhelming. I provide a safe, confidential, containing space where together we can explore what brings you to therapy.  Many of us go through difficult times and find ourselves unable to overcome feelings of sadness. Sometimes we are unable to make sense of why situations have happened in our lives, and some of these may be related to our past. My aim is to support you in improving your quality of life, whatever this means for you.
Life challenges can be difficult to navigate and, at times, feel overwhelming. I provide a safe, confidential, containing space where together we can explore what brings you to therapy.  Many of us go through difficult times and find ourselves unable to overcome feelings of sadness. Sometimes we are unable to make sense of why situations have happened in our lives, and some of these may be related to our past. My aim is to support you in improving your quality of life, whatever this means for you.
01708 207157 View 01708 207157
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Norma D Augustin
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12  (Online Only)
Is life getting you down, are there things that feel overwhelming that you would like to talk about and share with a trained therapist in a non-judgemental setting. Are you feeling stressed, anxious, feeling low with lack of energy and would like this to change and get back on track. I offer a space for you to talk freely and honestly about your concerns. I value individual differences, honesty, integrity and finding your own path.
Is life getting you down, are there things that feel overwhelming that you would like to talk about and share with a trained therapist in a non-judgemental setting. Are you feeling stressed, anxious, feeling low with lack of energy and would like this to change and get back on track. I offer a space for you to talk freely and honestly about your concerns. I value individual differences, honesty, integrity and finding your own path.
01708 205447 View 01708 205447
Photo of Debby Ann Kirby, Psychotherapist in Hornchurch, England
Debby Ann Kirby
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM12  (Online Only)
Hey there welcome to the beginning of your new Journey. It takes a huge amount of courage to come to therapy and open up your mind body and soul to a another human being. I really want to assure you that by having lots of experience from both sides of the coin I can really relate on many levels. I have worked in a number of areas, bereavement, CPTSD, but am essentially a Trauma Specialist. Working with women and Their specific issues,- body confidence, image, perimenopause menopausal symptoms, relationships and Sexual and Domestic abuse call now for your free 15min consultation Take care D x
Hey there welcome to the beginning of your new Journey. It takes a huge amount of courage to come to therapy and open up your mind body and soul to a another human being. I really want to assure you that by having lots of experience from both sides of the coin I can really relate on many levels. I have worked in a number of areas, bereavement, CPTSD, but am essentially a Trauma Specialist. Working with women and Their specific issues,- body confidence, image, perimenopause menopausal symptoms, relationships and Sexual and Domestic abuse call now for your free 15min consultation Take care D x
01708 204787 View 01708 204787
Photo of Leila Brou, Counsellor in Hornchurch, England
Leila Brou
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11  (Online Only)
At times it’s really hard to face life’s challenges and find a way forward, to make important decisions, to understand our emotions..It may be stress, anxiety, self esteem or unresolved issues from the past resurfacing in your present…If you feel stuck and need change,I am here to help you make sense of what you are going through.. I offer an empathetic,safe, private, confidential,non-judgemental space for you to explore the reasons that bring you here today. Counselling can help you gain more insight, more self awareness and help you gain positive skills to improve your whole well-being and find your own paths to move forward …
At times it’s really hard to face life’s challenges and find a way forward, to make important decisions, to understand our emotions..It may be stress, anxiety, self esteem or unresolved issues from the past resurfacing in your present…If you feel stuck and need change,I am here to help you make sense of what you are going through.. I offer an empathetic,safe, private, confidential,non-judgemental space for you to explore the reasons that bring you here today. Counselling can help you gain more insight, more self awareness and help you gain positive skills to improve your whole well-being and find your own paths to move forward …
01708 989873 View 01708 989873
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Jodie Marie Brien
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
My name is Jodie, I am a fully qualified, trained integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. I have experience working with Trauma, Anxiety disorders, Neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, Couples and various mental health issues. My passion is collaborating with my clients to help explore possibilities and recognise their full potential. My focus is to facilitate individuals find the best outcome or solutions to their own unique issues. I do this by providing and open-minded space to feel heard, with no judgement.
My name is Jodie, I am a fully qualified, trained integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. I have experience working with Trauma, Anxiety disorders, Neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, Couples and various mental health issues. My passion is collaborating with my clients to help explore possibilities and recognise their full potential. My focus is to facilitate individuals find the best outcome or solutions to their own unique issues. I do this by providing and open-minded space to feel heard, with no judgement.
020 3910 8259 View 020 3910 8259
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Jackie Meyer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
I have been working as a qualified & accredited Therapist for 15years, I offer a safe place where confidentiality is agreed, my values are offering a non-judgemental attitude, honest, and caring, trust enables the therapeutic relationship to build, which enables you to explore issues on a deep level. Through exploring issues, reflecting and eventually letting go, you are able to set new goals and build a better quality of life. This can be an empowering experience and help build your self esteem and confidence and access your power within, this starts the process of believing in self, "Self belief is everything”
I have been working as a qualified & accredited Therapist for 15years, I offer a safe place where confidentiality is agreed, my values are offering a non-judgemental attitude, honest, and caring, trust enables the therapeutic relationship to build, which enables you to explore issues on a deep level. Through exploring issues, reflecting and eventually letting go, you are able to set new goals and build a better quality of life. This can be an empowering experience and help build your self esteem and confidence and access your power within, this starts the process of believing in self, "Self belief is everything”
01708 983495 View 01708 983495
Photo of Diane Munday, Counsellor in Hornchurch, England
Diane Munday
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11
Most clients that I see are suffering with anxiety, depression and stress. Most of this is caused by underlying issues such as low self-esteem, relationships issues and addiction to name a few. We're often aware of what our problems are but do not feel able to cope and need some support. Distressing situations and feelings can have such a destructive impact on our lives and therapy works by accepting your feelings, helping you to gain a different perspective, whilst challenging old negative beliefs; so you can move forward with a happier and healthier outlook on life.
Most clients that I see are suffering with anxiety, depression and stress. Most of this is caused by underlying issues such as low self-esteem, relationships issues and addiction to name a few. We're often aware of what our problems are but do not feel able to cope and need some support. Distressing situations and feelings can have such a destructive impact on our lives and therapy works by accepting your feelings, helping you to gain a different perspective, whilst challenging old negative beliefs; so you can move forward with a happier and healthier outlook on life.
01708 989896 View 01708 989896

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hornchurch

40+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in Hornchurch who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
81% Stress
79% Depression
79% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Bupa
53% WPA
47% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Hornchurch see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hornchurch?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.