Counselling in Ingatestone

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Sally Charles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
Hi, I'm Sally. As a counsellor, and with over 22 years of experience working in the care industry, I can help you to explore any challenges that you are dealing with. I can support you to make positive changes in your life and to develop a greater sense of self identity which, will enable you to make the right choices for you and to find better coping strategies for the future. My counselling style is one of an integrated approach, which means that I draw from different approaches to enable me to best meet your needs.
Hi, I'm Sally. As a counsellor, and with over 22 years of experience working in the care industry, I can help you to explore any challenges that you are dealing with. I can support you to make positive changes in your life and to develop a greater sense of self identity which, will enable you to make the right choices for you and to find better coping strategies for the future. My counselling style is one of an integrated approach, which means that I draw from different approaches to enable me to best meet your needs.
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Dr Eileen Ward
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
I am an empathic counselling psychologist with more than 20 years experience in helping others achieve greater peace of mind regardless of the cause of your current situation. ​Therapy with me will allow you the time to be with yourself, your thoughts and feelings. I will help and encourage you to work things out so that you can process events and emotions in the presence of someone who is on your side and who will not criticise or judge.
I am an empathic counselling psychologist with more than 20 years experience in helping others achieve greater peace of mind regardless of the cause of your current situation. ​Therapy with me will allow you the time to be with yourself, your thoughts and feelings. I will help and encourage you to work things out so that you can process events and emotions in the presence of someone who is on your side and who will not criticise or judge.
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Nathalie Macleod
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
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Elizabeth Anne Lawrence
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ingatestone CM4
I offer a confidential and non judgemental place in which you can talk about, and explore areas of difficulty in your life. From an immediate crisis, such as a relationship breakdown, bereavement, addiction or it may be due to more long term problems such as feeling low, anxious, depressed or feeling the need to make changes on a professional level. I will help you to gain understanding, create solutions, strategies and progress positively. Using an integrative approach, utilising methods to suit your needs. I work with adults, children and young adults, offering Counselling, Life Coaching, Supervision and Nutrition Counselling.
I offer a confidential and non judgemental place in which you can talk about, and explore areas of difficulty in your life. From an immediate crisis, such as a relationship breakdown, bereavement, addiction or it may be due to more long term problems such as feeling low, anxious, depressed or feeling the need to make changes on a professional level. I will help you to gain understanding, create solutions, strategies and progress positively. Using an integrative approach, utilising methods to suit your needs. I work with adults, children and young adults, offering Counselling, Life Coaching, Supervision and Nutrition Counselling.
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The Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
I work with many issues from anxiety & depression, to grief & loneliness. My specialities lie in relationships. This may be in the form of couples or marriage counselling or it may be an individual coming to therapy to talk about the key relationships in their lives. This could be past relationships, family, current relationships or maybe even future relationships? I will help you to understand your attachment style, communication on ways of relating to others. I will help you to see your life from many different angles and help you to challenge your own preconceived ideas of your limitations.
I work with many issues from anxiety & depression, to grief & loneliness. My specialities lie in relationships. This may be in the form of couples or marriage counselling or it may be an individual coming to therapy to talk about the key relationships in their lives. This could be past relationships, family, current relationships or maybe even future relationships? I will help you to understand your attachment style, communication on ways of relating to others. I will help you to see your life from many different angles and help you to challenge your own preconceived ideas of your limitations.
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Michelle Felstead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
You are brave and have identified that you need some support at this very turbulent time. When a crisis hits, a future that was once clear can become confusing and scary. Life is now very complicated and can leave us with feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. These negative feelings can make life overwhelming. Sometimes it is helpful to talk to a person not directly involved in order to gain clarity and insight.
You are brave and have identified that you need some support at this very turbulent time. When a crisis hits, a future that was once clear can become confusing and scary. Life is now very complicated and can leave us with feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. These negative feelings can make life overwhelming. Sometimes it is helpful to talk to a person not directly involved in order to gain clarity and insight.
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Sarah MacLean
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
Hi. My name is Dr. Sarah MacLean. I’m a highly trained and experienced Clinical Psychologist providing a professional psychology service based in Chelmsford, Essex and also online. I work with people with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties including but not limited to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis, personality disorder, relationship and interpersonal difficulties. Within my practice, I will work collaboratively with you in order to help you understand your difficulties and distress and help you find relief and make the changes towards the life you seek.
Hi. My name is Dr. Sarah MacLean. I’m a highly trained and experienced Clinical Psychologist providing a professional psychology service based in Chelmsford, Essex and also online. I work with people with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties including but not limited to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis, personality disorder, relationship and interpersonal difficulties. Within my practice, I will work collaboratively with you in order to help you understand your difficulties and distress and help you find relief and make the changes towards the life you seek.
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Sophie Atkinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
You may have some ideas as to why you are seeking counselling or you may simply feel the need to talk to someone. You might experienced a loss, bereavement, a change in family circumstances or a relationship. You might be suffering from an illness or health problems. Perhaps you have problems at work, with your employment or finances. You might have lost touch with yourself or feel uncertain about a life decision. You may be confused, unhappy, depressed, anxious, worried or sad. You may have concerns about your body, weight, appearance, sexuality, drugs or alcohol. You may experienced a trauma or an abusive relationship.
You may have some ideas as to why you are seeking counselling or you may simply feel the need to talk to someone. You might experienced a loss, bereavement, a change in family circumstances or a relationship. You might be suffering from an illness or health problems. Perhaps you have problems at work, with your employment or finances. You might have lost touch with yourself or feel uncertain about a life decision. You may be confused, unhappy, depressed, anxious, worried or sad. You may have concerns about your body, weight, appearance, sexuality, drugs or alcohol. You may experienced a trauma or an abusive relationship.
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Photo of Julie Joanna Dods, BACP, Counsellor
Julie Joanna Dods
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
I am warm and friendly and offer clients a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental way. Life can get in the way. Often there doesn’t seem time to absorb what has happened or how it has affected us.. Dealing with anxiety, stress, grief and loss are always hard so finding the right counsellor with whom you feel safe secure and listened to is the most important ingredient to enable you to explore and manage overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Together, we can face these feelings.
I am warm and friendly and offer clients a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental way. Life can get in the way. Often there doesn’t seem time to absorb what has happened or how it has affected us.. Dealing with anxiety, stress, grief and loss are always hard so finding the right counsellor with whom you feel safe secure and listened to is the most important ingredient to enable you to explore and manage overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Together, we can face these feelings.
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humanskind - stuart dean
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
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Photo of undefined - Laura Butler Psychological Therapy Ltd. , MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Laura Butler Psychological Therapy Ltd.
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ingatestone CM4  (Online Only)
Are you fed up of feeling anxious, stressed or low in mood? Are you struggling with a trauma that has affected your life? Or would your child or teenager benefit from some therapeutic support? Invest in your or your families' mental health and be able to start living the life you would like to. We have no waiting lists, sessions available weekdays, evenings and weekends, a choice of therapists who work from different therapeutic approaches and with adults, young people or children. All of our sessions are remote meaning that you can conveniently fit them into your life and from the comfort of your own home.
Are you fed up of feeling anxious, stressed or low in mood? Are you struggling with a trauma that has affected your life? Or would your child or teenager benefit from some therapeutic support? Invest in your or your families' mental health and be able to start living the life you would like to. We have no waiting lists, sessions available weekdays, evenings and weekends, a choice of therapists who work from different therapeutic approaches and with adults, young people or children. All of our sessions are remote meaning that you can conveniently fit them into your life and from the comfort of your own home.
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Photo of Leanne Pitts, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Leanne Pitts
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
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Dr Heidi King Emdr And Cat
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
We all struggle sometimes and need a little help. As a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR & CAT Therapist, not to mention a human being(!) I'd like to walk alongside you. Are difficult memories, unhelpful behaviours and lots of emotions getting in the way of living the life you would like to? Are you, at times, overwhelmed with feelings of shame, anxiety or sadness? I understand the exhaustion. Looking back together at past experiences of trauma, whether these be events or within relationships, I have hope that we can understand these current patterns and work out a plan together to carve out a life worth living.
We all struggle sometimes and need a little help. As a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR & CAT Therapist, not to mention a human being(!) I'd like to walk alongside you. Are difficult memories, unhelpful behaviours and lots of emotions getting in the way of living the life you would like to? Are you, at times, overwhelmed with feelings of shame, anxiety or sadness? I understand the exhaustion. Looking back together at past experiences of trauma, whether these be events or within relationships, I have hope that we can understand these current patterns and work out a plan together to carve out a life worth living.
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Photo of Tracy Ann Phillips, PsychD, MUKCP, Counsellor
Tracy Ann Phillips
Counsellor, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
I understand it is sometimes hard to make the step towards having therapy. If you are at a point in your life where you need support or guidance in bringing about change, I offer a non judgemental, confidential, compassionate and warm space. Through working together to resolve difficult experiences in various ways, you will begin to see life from a different perspective. This will enable you to understand yourself better, gain more confidence and calm anxieties and depression. I keep up to date with various courses's and reading for continuing professional development. I also work with the Police Firearms Officers Association.
I understand it is sometimes hard to make the step towards having therapy. If you are at a point in your life where you need support or guidance in bringing about change, I offer a non judgemental, confidential, compassionate and warm space. Through working together to resolve difficult experiences in various ways, you will begin to see life from a different perspective. This will enable you to understand yourself better, gain more confidence and calm anxieties and depression. I keep up to date with various courses's and reading for continuing professional development. I also work with the Police Firearms Officers Association.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Margaretting CM4
Our aim at the Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre is to inspire growth , help clients bring about change leading to self - fulfilment. I work along side a group of Counsellors and Therapists so be can be very responsive to client needs. We work with adults, children as well as couples.We also offer a low cost Counselling Service for individual adults provided by Counsellors in training.
Our aim at the Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre is to inspire growth , help clients bring about change leading to self - fulfilment. I work along side a group of Counsellors and Therapists so be can be very responsive to client needs. We work with adults, children as well as couples.We also offer a low cost Counselling Service for individual adults provided by Counsellors in training.
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Photo of Jayne Buckley, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Jayne Buckley
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Billericay CM12
You want something to be different, you want to stop feeling the way do, but don't know where or how to start? You've already made the biggest step by reaching out. I can help you to feel better, create balance in your life, leave the past in the past, and start looking forward to your future. I have all the relevant qualifications to be approved by Psychology Today, however, I'm more interested in how I can help you.
You want something to be different, you want to stop feeling the way do, but don't know where or how to start? You've already made the biggest step by reaching out. I can help you to feel better, create balance in your life, leave the past in the past, and start looking forward to your future. I have all the relevant qualifications to be approved by Psychology Today, however, I'm more interested in how I can help you.
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Photo of Clare Davies, MBACP, Counsellor
Clare Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackmore CM4
Hi I'm Clare, I have a strong belief in the power of counselling to foster personal growth and transformation. You are at the heart of this process, and I understand that your experiences are unique and personal to you. By genuinely understanding your perspective, I aim to work together with you to help you progress towards the future you desire. I, therefore, offer an initial, free, exploratory online meeting prior to choosing to start sessions. I offer a professional yet empathetic & non-judgemental space, and come with both lived and professional experience.
Hi I'm Clare, I have a strong belief in the power of counselling to foster personal growth and transformation. You are at the heart of this process, and I understand that your experiences are unique and personal to you. By genuinely understanding your perspective, I aim to work together with you to help you progress towards the future you desire. I, therefore, offer an initial, free, exploratory online meeting prior to choosing to start sessions. I offer a professional yet empathetic & non-judgemental space, and come with both lived and professional experience.
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Kirsty - Echo Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mountnessing CM15  (Online Only)
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
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Photo of Yvonne Drummond-Williams, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Yvonne Drummond-Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mill Green CM4
I have been a practising psychotherapist for 23 years. During this time I have undertaken to become a Creative Therapist. A Clinical Supervisor, CBT Therapist. I am also a Therapist for Barnardos. Clinical Supervisor for several Agency's. I Supervise trained and trainee counsellors. When seeing client's, who are experiencing difficult situations I seek up to date courses that will assist me to develop skills in which can enable you to make your changes. I have worked with children, teenagers, ​and adults. Issues do vary. Depression, Anxiety, Self Harm, Low Self Esteem. Suicidal thoughts. Bereavement. are just a few.
I have been a practising psychotherapist for 23 years. During this time I have undertaken to become a Creative Therapist. A Clinical Supervisor, CBT Therapist. I am also a Therapist for Barnardos. Clinical Supervisor for several Agency's. I Supervise trained and trainee counsellors. When seeing client's, who are experiencing difficult situations I seek up to date courses that will assist me to develop skills in which can enable you to make your changes. I have worked with children, teenagers, ​and adults. Issues do vary. Depression, Anxiety, Self Harm, Low Self Esteem. Suicidal thoughts. Bereavement. are just a few.
01277 284482 View 01277 284482
Photo of Helen Stapley, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Helen Stapley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Heybridge CM4
I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor offering support to children and young people. I have experience and have helped people facing difficult issues such as depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, feelings of self-harm, school refusal, anxiety and relationship issues amongst others. I offer a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can come to be listened to and supported in making sense of what is troubling you, so that you can move forward with an increased sense of self-confidence and contentment.
I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor offering support to children and young people. I have experience and have helped people facing difficult issues such as depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, feelings of self-harm, school refusal, anxiety and relationship issues amongst others. I offer a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can come to be listened to and supported in making sense of what is troubling you, so that you can move forward with an increased sense of self-confidence and contentment.
01702 967012 View 01702 967012

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ingatestone

10+

Average cost per session

£67

Counsellors in Ingatestone who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Stress
86% Anxiety
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Bereavement

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% WPA
57% Aviva
57% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Ingatestone see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ingatestone?

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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.