Counselling in Ilminster

Photo of Trudi Bean, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
Trudi Bean
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ilminster TA19
Sometimes life and the problems that arise can seem confusing even overwhelming particularly at the moment. If you are struggling with making sense of what you are feeling counselling may begin to help you to understand what is going on for you. Or maybe you are living with uncertainty, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues or have endured a trauma during childhood or as an adult. Whatever is making you feel empty, incomplete, dissatisfied or anxious let's explore these feelings together in a safe, empathetic, non-judgmental and confidential space so that you don't have to be afraid of these feelings any longer.
Sometimes life and the problems that arise can seem confusing even overwhelming particularly at the moment. If you are struggling with making sense of what you are feeling counselling may begin to help you to understand what is going on for you. Or maybe you are living with uncertainty, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues or have endured a trauma during childhood or as an adult. Whatever is making you feel empty, incomplete, dissatisfied or anxious let's explore these feelings together in a safe, empathetic, non-judgmental and confidential space so that you don't have to be afraid of these feelings any longer.
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Photo of Dillian Maas, Psychotherapist in Ilminster, England
Dillian Maas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Ilminster TA19
If you are feeling that you need help in your life for whatever reason, perhaps in your relationship, family dynamic, a work situation, with depression, anxiety or your mental health; for significant loss or past or present trauma; if life is just too challenging to cope with; if the way ahead feels uncertain; if you are without hope and feeling isolated or overwhelmed; or if you simply want to explore a problem or experience to help your general wellbeing and happiness, we can work together.
If you are feeling that you need help in your life for whatever reason, perhaps in your relationship, family dynamic, a work situation, with depression, anxiety or your mental health; for significant loss or past or present trauma; if life is just too challenging to cope with; if the way ahead feels uncertain; if you are without hope and feeling isolated or overwhelmed; or if you simply want to explore a problem or experience to help your general wellbeing and happiness, we can work together.
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Photo of Anna Louise McGuire, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
Anna Louise McGuire
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Ilminster TA19
Warmly welcoming new enquiries - I promise a response within 24 hours. Hello, I'm Anna, a registered therapist and member of the BACP. My goal is to help my clients achieve self-mastery, which involves developing self-awareness and self-understanding. I believe that counselling should come from a place of love and acceptance, and I'm committed to creating a safe and supportive space for my clients to explore their inner world. If you're looking for a compassionate therapist to guide you on your journey towards personal growth and emotional balance, I'm here to help.
Warmly welcoming new enquiries - I promise a response within 24 hours. Hello, I'm Anna, a registered therapist and member of the BACP. My goal is to help my clients achieve self-mastery, which involves developing self-awareness and self-understanding. I believe that counselling should come from a place of love and acceptance, and I'm committed to creating a safe and supportive space for my clients to explore their inner world. If you're looking for a compassionate therapist to guide you on your journey towards personal growth and emotional balance, I'm here to help.
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Photo of Alison Jayne Reed Richards, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
Alison Jayne Reed Richards
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ilminster TA19
My belief is we each have within ourselves the innate capacity to bring about the growth and change we long for: it simply needs rediscovering and nurturing for our way forward to emerge. What I can offer is an attentive environment and the kind of supportive relationship that nurtures that seed within. We all experience life events which can be disturbing, distressing, troubling, making our lives feel difficult or off balance: in providing a supported space- set apart from the routine of life- I offer the opportunity to explore and reflect upon whatever is causing you concern: together.
My belief is we each have within ourselves the innate capacity to bring about the growth and change we long for: it simply needs rediscovering and nurturing for our way forward to emerge. What I can offer is an attentive environment and the kind of supportive relationship that nurtures that seed within. We all experience life events which can be disturbing, distressing, troubling, making our lives feel difficult or off balance: in providing a supported space- set apart from the routine of life- I offer the opportunity to explore and reflect upon whatever is causing you concern: together.
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Photo of Fiona Godfrey, Psychotherapist in Ilminster, England
Fiona Godfrey
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ilminster TA19
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals and couples, supporting people to live life with more authenticity, connection, confidence, depth and joy. I work from the premise that while life can be difficult, difficulty can be the gateway to growth if we feel supported and able to fathom out how to respond in healthier ways. My job is to provide a relationship that creates the conditions for growth. I offer reflection, insight, warmth and challenge, bringing deeper self-understanding and enabling changes in patterns that are no longer working.
I work with individuals and couples, supporting people to live life with more authenticity, connection, confidence, depth and joy. I work from the premise that while life can be difficult, difficulty can be the gateway to growth if we feel supported and able to fathom out how to respond in healthier ways. My job is to provide a relationship that creates the conditions for growth. I offer reflection, insight, warmth and challenge, bringing deeper self-understanding and enabling changes in patterns that are no longer working.
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Photo of The Heard Therapy, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
The Heard Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Ilminster TA19
Fed up with waiting lists? SINGLE SESSION THERAPY available to provide a stepping stone to long term therapy and as a risk assessment and management, an immediate intervention opportunity, including coping strategies and signposting and professional safe contact. I can offer room based therapy, nature based therapy or equine therapy. I have 10 years of vast experience and training and am always looking at working in the best possible way to really support clients. I am non judgemental and am particularly focussed on helping people to feel supported and accepted, wherever they are in their life, and whoever they are.
Fed up with waiting lists? SINGLE SESSION THERAPY available to provide a stepping stone to long term therapy and as a risk assessment and management, an immediate intervention opportunity, including coping strategies and signposting and professional safe contact. I can offer room based therapy, nature based therapy or equine therapy. I have 10 years of vast experience and training and am always looking at working in the best possible way to really support clients. I am non judgemental and am particularly focussed on helping people to feel supported and accepted, wherever they are in their life, and whoever they are.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr Maria Gascon-Ramos, Psychologist in Ilminster, England
Dr Maria Gascon-Ramos
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Taunton TA1
As a Clinical Psychologist, I work with people with a range of difficulties who want to improve their lives. Clients I see struggle with attachment trauma, anxiety, depression, physical symptoms and self-criticism. They often feel, anxious, drained, live with pain, gastrointestinal problems, and/or PTSD symptoms. For many, relationships are challenging, and trusting others to access help is a struggle. Through our work together, we develop greater awareness of how they relate to others in intimate relationships, and the impact this has on their body and mind, which helps them relate to themselves differently too.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I work with people with a range of difficulties who want to improve their lives. Clients I see struggle with attachment trauma, anxiety, depression, physical symptoms and self-criticism. They often feel, anxious, drained, live with pain, gastrointestinal problems, and/or PTSD symptoms. For many, relationships are challenging, and trusting others to access help is a struggle. Through our work together, we develop greater awareness of how they relate to others in intimate relationships, and the impact this has on their body and mind, which helps them relate to themselves differently too.
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Photo of Kristy Jane Potter, Psychologist in Ilminster, England
Kristy Jane Potter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Taunton TA1
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile! I am a Clinical Psychologist providing a range of approaches to support you using evidence-based practice tailored to your individual needs. I have particular expertise in working with adjustment to physical health conditions, as well as unexpected life changes or circumstances. I have also worked extensively with Neurological conditions, Neurodivergence and Intellectual Disabilities, including work with those supporting people with the above.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile! I am a Clinical Psychologist providing a range of approaches to support you using evidence-based practice tailored to your individual needs. I have particular expertise in working with adjustment to physical health conditions, as well as unexpected life changes or circumstances. I have also worked extensively with Neurological conditions, Neurodivergence and Intellectual Disabilities, including work with those supporting people with the above.
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Photo of Emma Charlick, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
Emma Charlick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Langport TA10
Waitlist for new clients
With so many options of different counsellors with different skills, specialities, interests and all the jargon to work through - it must feel like a complete minefield trying to find the right counsellor for you. Where do you even start? And even when you think you might have found the right person - how do you know? I know how utterly terrifying it can be to talk about things you don't even like to think about, or have pushed away. I also know what it feels like when you find the right counsellor, and you have a safe space where you can be brave enough to tentatively explore parts of yourself, your life and how you see the world.
With so many options of different counsellors with different skills, specialities, interests and all the jargon to work through - it must feel like a complete minefield trying to find the right counsellor for you. Where do you even start? And even when you think you might have found the right person - how do you know? I know how utterly terrifying it can be to talk about things you don't even like to think about, or have pushed away. I also know what it feels like when you find the right counsellor, and you have a safe space where you can be brave enough to tentatively explore parts of yourself, your life and how you see the world.
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Photo of Tania Lawler, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
Tania Lawler
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Crewkerne TA18
Is life feeling overwhelming?...Are you feeling stressed, anxious or stuck in a rut? Sometimes life can feel tough, painful or confusing! At times we understand why these feelings have arisen such as through bereavement, family, relationship or work problems, but often we may ask: ‘Why am I feeling this way?’ Or we may just know that things are ‘not right’. These feelings will have a big impact on our relationships, work or ability to enjoy even the simplest things in life which can lead us to feel alone or isolated! Now is the time to stop struggling alone in the hope that things will get better on their own, and make a change!
Is life feeling overwhelming?...Are you feeling stressed, anxious or stuck in a rut? Sometimes life can feel tough, painful or confusing! At times we understand why these feelings have arisen such as through bereavement, family, relationship or work problems, but often we may ask: ‘Why am I feeling this way?’ Or we may just know that things are ‘not right’. These feelings will have a big impact on our relationships, work or ability to enjoy even the simplest things in life which can lead us to feel alone or isolated! Now is the time to stop struggling alone in the hope that things will get better on their own, and make a change!
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Photo of Juliette Findlay, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
Juliette Findlay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Taunton TA1
Welcome.. I provide a safe, confidential, professional, non-judgemental space for you to explore ways to self-support, bring awareness, compassion and understanding to the areas of life that have become challenging, overwhelming or traumatic. Counselling offers a container where movement and change can occur, where it's possible to find freedom and clarification around the things that weigh us down. I will work with you to identify the strategies and patterns that may restrict you living a fuller life, discover how they were formed, for what reasons and will support you to find ways to evolve and progress where change is possible.
Welcome.. I provide a safe, confidential, professional, non-judgemental space for you to explore ways to self-support, bring awareness, compassion and understanding to the areas of life that have become challenging, overwhelming or traumatic. Counselling offers a container where movement and change can occur, where it's possible to find freedom and clarification around the things that weigh us down. I will work with you to identify the strategies and patterns that may restrict you living a fuller life, discover how they were formed, for what reasons and will support you to find ways to evolve and progress where change is possible.
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Photo of Denis -Counselling For Adults Teens Young Adults, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
Denis -Counselling For Adults Teens Young Adults
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Taunton TA3
Your first counselling session if FREE. We all struggle in life at one point or another, if you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, past trauma, eating disorders, panic attacks, loss or grief and addiction, I can help. If things feel too much to manage on our own, counselling with me could help.
Your first counselling session if FREE. We all struggle in life at one point or another, if you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, past trauma, eating disorders, panic attacks, loss or grief and addiction, I can help. If things feel too much to manage on our own, counselling with me could help.
01823 785735 View 01823 785735
Photo of Alex Hughes, Psychotherapist in Ilminster, England
Alex Hughes
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Taunton TA1
Alex offers CBT for all anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, work related stress all following NICE recommended treatments. He also offers Dependency and behavioural change consultancy.
Alex offers CBT for all anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, work related stress all following NICE recommended treatments. He also offers Dependency and behavioural change consultancy.
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Photo of Dr Lynda Foulder- Hughes in Ilminster, England
Dr Lynda Foulder- Hughes
PhD
4 Endorsed
Kingsbury Episcopi TA12
Hello there! My name is Dr Lynda Foulder-Hughes I am a private Psychotherapist. My initial training was as a State Registered Occupational Therapist (now retired). I have over 30 years of successful practice experience with all ages of adults, young people and children in hospitals, clinics, social care, voluntary organisations, education settings and television. I am trained in a range of approaches including: CBT, EMDR, Flash EMDR Technique, EFT, Counselling, DBT, ACT, SFT, CFT, MI, Mindfulness and Meditation. My approach to treatment is holistic, evidence-based and integrated, depending upon your needs.
Hello there! My name is Dr Lynda Foulder-Hughes I am a private Psychotherapist. My initial training was as a State Registered Occupational Therapist (now retired). I have over 30 years of successful practice experience with all ages of adults, young people and children in hospitals, clinics, social care, voluntary organisations, education settings and television. I am trained in a range of approaches including: CBT, EMDR, Flash EMDR Technique, EFT, Counselling, DBT, ACT, SFT, CFT, MI, Mindfulness and Meditation. My approach to treatment is holistic, evidence-based and integrated, depending upon your needs.
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Sue Brennan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Martock TA12  (Online Only)
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I am committed to helping people understand their symptoms as communications of their distress. It is the root of the distredd that needs to be understood and brought into the light, in order to reduce the impact of unresolved issues on the client’s daily life.
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I am committed to helping people understand their symptoms as communications of their distress. It is the root of the distredd that needs to be understood and brought into the light, in order to reduce the impact of unresolved issues on the client’s daily life.
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Photo of Andrew Ayers Talking Therapies Ltd, Psychotherapist in Ilminster, England
Andrew Ayers Talking Therapies Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Taunton TA1
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
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Photo of Victoria (Vicky) Crossland, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
Victoria (Vicky) Crossland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Crewkerne TA18
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor, who has undertaken further specialist training to work with Young Children 4+ and Teens. Using a range of age appropriate interventions that include talking, creative work and play based, ensures this client group can make sense of big feelings and difficulties troubling them. From anxiety, low mood to anger I aid clients to express themselves in a comfortable and safe place. I have 12 years + experience of working in education and social care settings building nurturing relationships to promote change and to overcome past or present events.
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor, who has undertaken further specialist training to work with Young Children 4+ and Teens. Using a range of age appropriate interventions that include talking, creative work and play based, ensures this client group can make sense of big feelings and difficulties troubling them. From anxiety, low mood to anger I aid clients to express themselves in a comfortable and safe place. I have 12 years + experience of working in education and social care settings building nurturing relationships to promote change and to overcome past or present events.
07723 505690 View 07723 505690
Photo of Steve Turner Bsc (Hons) Psych Coun Dip Coun Gmbpss, Counsellor in Ilminster, England
Steve Turner Bsc (Hons) Psych Coun Dip Coun Gmbpss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Taunton TA1
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
07717 272882 View 07717 272882
Photo of Lue Glover Wilson, Psychotherapist in Ilminster, England
Lue Glover Wilson
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, SNCPS Acc.
Verified
Taunton TA1
Counselling can seem a challenge if you have never sought this kind of help before, but my aim at the outset is to provide the beginnings of a therapeutic relationship which can open the door to an exploration of experience of the past, as well as the present. The aim of therapy can be specific, or obscure, but together we will work towards an achievable goal. I work intuitively, but with firm boundaries which keep us both safe within a very special relationship. Therapy can be long term, or short term, but it is the client who decides what number of sessions is going to be most beneficial.
Counselling can seem a challenge if you have never sought this kind of help before, but my aim at the outset is to provide the beginnings of a therapeutic relationship which can open the door to an exploration of experience of the past, as well as the present. The aim of therapy can be specific, or obscure, but together we will work towards an achievable goal. I work intuitively, but with firm boundaries which keep us both safe within a very special relationship. Therapy can be long term, or short term, but it is the client who decides what number of sessions is going to be most beneficial.
01884 214067 View 01884 214067
Photo of Stephanie Frances Patton, Psychologist in Ilminster, England
Stephanie Frances Patton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Stoke-sub-Hamdon TA14
Clients I see and work with bring a range of relational difficulties and traumas which present in very individual ways. Parents often feel judged when they are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances, and trust in others becomes unsafe. Children may struggle with anxiety, behavioural difficulties, withdraw, not trusting adults and feel isolated. Children want to feel safe and secure in their world with their family to thrive and flourish, and parents want to provide these for their children, but can find they need some support during difficult and challenging times in their lives.
Clients I see and work with bring a range of relational difficulties and traumas which present in very individual ways. Parents often feel judged when they are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances, and trust in others becomes unsafe. Children may struggle with anxiety, behavioural difficulties, withdraw, not trusting adults and feel isolated. Children want to feel safe and secure in their world with their family to thrive and flourish, and parents want to provide these for their children, but can find they need some support during difficult and challenging times in their lives.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ilminster

< 10

Counsellors in Ilminster who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Parenting
100% Sexual Abuse
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Ilminster see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ilminster?

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.