Counselling in Jarrow

Photo of Authentic Insights- Philip Dunn , Counsellor in Jarrow, England
Authentic Insights- Philip Dunn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Jarrow NE32
I am dedicated and intuitive counsellor, with a commitment to working reflectively with people who are experiencing any challenges that impact on their wellbeing. My enthusiasm for the work I do is informed by my personal and professional experiences of the positive impact feeling heard, understood, and accepted can have on people’s wellbeing. This informs my belief that high quality therapeutic services should be as affordable and accessible as possible to everyone. This is reflected in my rates.
I am dedicated and intuitive counsellor, with a commitment to working reflectively with people who are experiencing any challenges that impact on their wellbeing. My enthusiasm for the work I do is informed by my personal and professional experiences of the positive impact feeling heard, understood, and accepted can have on people’s wellbeing. This informs my belief that high quality therapeutic services should be as affordable and accessible as possible to everyone. This is reflected in my rates.
07368 559897 View 07368 559897
Photo of Julie Ann Taksh, Psychotherapist in Jarrow, England
Julie Ann Taksh
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Jarrow NE32  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. I am a compassionate and highly experienced Senior Accredited Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, EMDR Consultant, Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapist. In addition to my qualifications I have over 27 years’ experience, which has given me the diverse skills required to work with a wide range of psychological issues. I now specialise in working with adults and and teenagers. I have a particular interest in working with Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Worry, Stress, Work Related Issues and Bereavement. I also offer Clinical Supervision to professionals.
Welcome to my profile. I am a compassionate and highly experienced Senior Accredited Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, EMDR Consultant, Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapist. In addition to my qualifications I have over 27 years’ experience, which has given me the diverse skills required to work with a wide range of psychological issues. I now specialise in working with adults and and teenagers. I have a particular interest in working with Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Worry, Stress, Work Related Issues and Bereavement. I also offer Clinical Supervision to professionals.
0191 743 3563 View 0191 743 3563
Photo of Lindsay Wilkinson, Psychologist in Jarrow, England
Lindsay Wilkinson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Jarrow NE32
I specialise in working with individuals who have difficulties in managing their emotions and therefore struggle with things like relationships, drinking, substance use, self harming and other impulsive behaviour. You don't need a formal diagnosis to work with me, but I do have a speciality of working with people with personality disorders. I also have lots of experience of working with people who have had traumatic histories and are struggling to manage as a result. This might mean they are depressed, anxious or just finding trusting people hard. As well as these specialities, I also work with all major mental health issues
I specialise in working with individuals who have difficulties in managing their emotions and therefore struggle with things like relationships, drinking, substance use, self harming and other impulsive behaviour. You don't need a formal diagnosis to work with me, but I do have a speciality of working with people with personality disorders. I also have lots of experience of working with people who have had traumatic histories and are struggling to manage as a result. This might mean they are depressed, anxious or just finding trusting people hard. As well as these specialities, I also work with all major mental health issues
0191 917 9403 View 0191 917 9403
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John Lennox
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Jarrow NE32
I am a CBT/integrative counsellor/supervisor, with several years of experience. I offer counselling that provides a flexible service for todays busy lifestyle, I bring a broad range of experience and knowledge to the counselling practice as well as a  non-judgemental attitude and a professional, yet friendly approach, suited to both adults and adolescents from all cultural backgrounds. I have a wealth of experience of working with a wide variety of mental health issues such as; depression, stress, anxiety, worry, abuse, (mental, sexual and physical abuse), low self-confidence, Anger Issues, PTSD, bereavement, grief and loss.
I am a CBT/integrative counsellor/supervisor, with several years of experience. I offer counselling that provides a flexible service for todays busy lifestyle, I bring a broad range of experience and knowledge to the counselling practice as well as a  non-judgemental attitude and a professional, yet friendly approach, suited to both adults and adolescents from all cultural backgrounds. I have a wealth of experience of working with a wide variety of mental health issues such as; depression, stress, anxiety, worry, abuse, (mental, sexual and physical abuse), low self-confidence, Anger Issues, PTSD, bereavement, grief and loss.
0191 743 9704 View 0191 743 9704

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Marie-Anne Issa, Psychologist in Jarrow, England
Marie-Anne Issa
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South Shields NE33  (Online Only)
Fear and other emotions, such as shame, as well as as familiar yet unhealthy patterns in our thinking, behaviour, and relationships can keep us stuck. Psychotherapy can help. In my work so far, I’ve witnessed many clients change and find healthier ways to connect to themselves and the world. I have practiced psychotherapy in Beirut and New York City, before coming to London.
Fear and other emotions, such as shame, as well as as familiar yet unhealthy patterns in our thinking, behaviour, and relationships can keep us stuck. Psychotherapy can help. In my work so far, I’ve witnessed many clients change and find healthier ways to connect to themselves and the world. I have practiced psychotherapy in Beirut and New York City, before coming to London.
020 4538 8756 View 020 4538 8756
Photo of Mandi Purvis (The Cleadon Counsellor), Counsellor in Jarrow, England
Mandi Purvis (The Cleadon Counsellor)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Shields NE34
Hello and Welcome. Please do have a look around and get a sense of whether I am the right therapist for you. If you are finding things a bit of a struggle at the moment then speaking with someone whom you feel comfortable and connected with is the most important start for your journey into Counselling. You may be grieving the loss of a loved family member, your job, a pet, or a relationship. You may feel anxious, depressed or worried about situations or issues in your life. You might feel ‘not good enough’ or perhaps you are going through work, identity or life changes and family struggles that are confusing and overwhelming.
Hello and Welcome. Please do have a look around and get a sense of whether I am the right therapist for you. If you are finding things a bit of a struggle at the moment then speaking with someone whom you feel comfortable and connected with is the most important start for your journey into Counselling. You may be grieving the loss of a loved family member, your job, a pet, or a relationship. You may feel anxious, depressed or worried about situations or issues in your life. You might feel ‘not good enough’ or perhaps you are going through work, identity or life changes and family struggles that are confusing and overwhelming.
01501 648926 View 01501 648926
Photo of Genevieve Theresa Buée, Counsellor in Jarrow, England
Genevieve Theresa Buée
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wallsend NE28
Hello, I am an experienced therapist offering counselling sessions for adults and young people aged 14 and over. I provide professional insight and perspectives in approaching problems to enhance well being and create an overall positive change in understanding. This helps make meaning out of life in the "here and now" and also provides support with ongoing benefits in making life choices for the future. When situations or context do not have solutions, supporting the process of emotional healing is the focus of therapy.
Hello, I am an experienced therapist offering counselling sessions for adults and young people aged 14 and over. I provide professional insight and perspectives in approaching problems to enhance well being and create an overall positive change in understanding. This helps make meaning out of life in the "here and now" and also provides support with ongoing benefits in making life choices for the future. When situations or context do not have solutions, supporting the process of emotional healing is the focus of therapy.
0191 917 9391 View 0191 917 9391
Photo of Adept Therapies, Psychologist in Jarrow, England
Adept Therapies
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East Boldon NE36
Having found your way to this page it is likely that you are curious about therapy, maybe for yourself or for someone you care about, and you want to know more. Perhaps you are seeking a therapist you can trust to work with? I hope I can help you in this process with the information I have put together for you here. So let me introduce myself - my name is Kathryn and I qualified as a chartered clinical psychologist in 2010. I have also worked in various mental health services for over 20 years with adults who have experienced a wide range of mental health issues, most often anxiety, low mood and relationship difficulties.
Having found your way to this page it is likely that you are curious about therapy, maybe for yourself or for someone you care about, and you want to know more. Perhaps you are seeking a therapist you can trust to work with? I hope I can help you in this process with the information I have put together for you here. So let me introduce myself - my name is Kathryn and I qualified as a chartered clinical psychologist in 2010. I have also worked in various mental health services for over 20 years with adults who have experienced a wide range of mental health issues, most often anxiety, low mood and relationship difficulties.
01501 648924 View 01501 648924
Photo of Kingsley Boateng, Counsellor in Jarrow, England
Kingsley Boateng
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Shields NE33
I am a fully accredited and qualified Counsellor and a Hypnotherapist. With these two skills, clients can choose what they feel works best for them, and my evaluations of every session involve them. Are you struggling with Loss of any kind? Is anxiety your primary issue affecting your everyday life? Or are you struggling to accept or come to terms with your sexuality? Marking Therapy is a safe space for you—a space where you can be yourself without holding back. I can also support you in dealing with all forms of addiction, body image/ confidence, smoke cessation and many more.
I am a fully accredited and qualified Counsellor and a Hypnotherapist. With these two skills, clients can choose what they feel works best for them, and my evaluations of every session involve them. Are you struggling with Loss of any kind? Is anxiety your primary issue affecting your everyday life? Or are you struggling to accept or come to terms with your sexuality? Marking Therapy is a safe space for you—a space where you can be yourself without holding back. I can also support you in dealing with all forms of addiction, body image/ confidence, smoke cessation and many more.
0191 743 9511 View 0191 743 9511
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Natalie Morton
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Shields NE33  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Natalie, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. Outside my private practice, I lead a Counselling Service in Northumberland for the ageing population. My private practice is an online and digital counselling service. I provide a completely remote counselling service, in which I facilitate telephone and online counselling. I specialise in support for those living with chronic illness. grief specialism, stress, anxiety, depression. I also provide specialist support in dealing with work place issues. We will look at what you want to achieve from therapy and how I can support you through this.
Hello, I am Natalie, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. Outside my private practice, I lead a Counselling Service in Northumberland for the ageing population. My private practice is an online and digital counselling service. I provide a completely remote counselling service, in which I facilitate telephone and online counselling. I specialise in support for those living with chronic illness. grief specialism, stress, anxiety, depression. I also provide specialist support in dealing with work place issues. We will look at what you want to achieve from therapy and how I can support you through this.
01434 307697 View 01434 307697
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Counselling Direct
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Shields NE34
Hi, my name is Vicky and welcome to Counselling Direct. Are you struggling with life's challenges such as anxiety, ADHD/ADD, ASD, bereavement, depression or low self-esteem, then counselling can help. I offer a warm and friendly professional service and provide a safe and confidential space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings and issues. I work with people with a range of difficulties, helping them to gain personal awareness, a clearer perspective on their life and make positive changes.
Hi, my name is Vicky and welcome to Counselling Direct. Are you struggling with life's challenges such as anxiety, ADHD/ADD, ASD, bereavement, depression or low self-esteem, then counselling can help. I offer a warm and friendly professional service and provide a safe and confidential space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings and issues. I work with people with a range of difficulties, helping them to gain personal awareness, a clearer perspective on their life and make positive changes.
0191 607 6440 View 0191 607 6440
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Louise Anne Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Shields NE33
I am a Counsellor working from a Person Centred approach integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches. I provide a safe, professional and confidential space to help support clients and facilitate change during challenging times. I provide services that are unique to your individual needs and can create a bespoke combination of therapies that include Counselling, Coaching and Mindfulness. Services can help you feel empowered, make changes, identify & face challenges head on, gain control over your life, provide greater insight & perspective whilst learning coping strategies and encourage a positive mindset.
I am a Counsellor working from a Person Centred approach integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches. I provide a safe, professional and confidential space to help support clients and facilitate change during challenging times. I provide services that are unique to your individual needs and can create a bespoke combination of therapies that include Counselling, Coaching and Mindfulness. Services can help you feel empowered, make changes, identify & face challenges head on, gain control over your life, provide greater insight & perspective whilst learning coping strategies and encourage a positive mindset.
07588 702503 View 07588 702503
Photo of Melanie Charnock Psychotherapy and Counselling, Psychotherapist in Jarrow, England
Melanie Charnock Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North Shields NE29
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
0191 917 9377 View 0191 917 9377
Photo of Soulful Sessions Counselling, Counsellor in Jarrow, England
Soulful Sessions Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Shields NE33
My name is David, I am a qualified counsellor and my approach to counselling is person centred, however I integrate other models to ensure I meet your authentic, unique needs to enable you to explore and make meaning of your situation. I am an experienced counsellor with a wealth of real-life wisdom, and I have experienced firsthand how tough life can become. My lifetime love for helping others and passion for therapy and continual study has helped transform the lives of my clients struggling with a wide range of issues. I have a keen interest in the spiritual elements and believe that if you find meaning anything can be overcome.
My name is David, I am a qualified counsellor and my approach to counselling is person centred, however I integrate other models to ensure I meet your authentic, unique needs to enable you to explore and make meaning of your situation. I am an experienced counsellor with a wealth of real-life wisdom, and I have experienced firsthand how tough life can become. My lifetime love for helping others and passion for therapy and continual study has helped transform the lives of my clients struggling with a wide range of issues. I have a keen interest in the spiritual elements and believe that if you find meaning anything can be overcome.
0191 743 9451 View 0191 743 9451
Photo of Kate Fitzgibbon, Counsellor in Jarrow, England
Kate Fitzgibbon
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Wallsend NE28
I have over 25 years experience, working privately, within the NHS, relate couples counselling, drug & alcohol services, refugee & disability agencies & as a coach. Confidentiality guaranteed. Free telephone consultation. I work face to face, video & telephone calls locally & internationally.
I have over 25 years experience, working privately, within the NHS, relate couples counselling, drug & alcohol services, refugee & disability agencies & as a coach. Confidentiality guaranteed. Free telephone consultation. I work face to face, video & telephone calls locally & internationally.
0191 743 1576 View 0191 743 1576
Photo of Jan Albertsen, Psychotherapist in Jarrow, England
Jan Albertsen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North Shields NE29
I offer a combination of a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship alongside Cognitive Behavioural methods and EMDR techniques for increased understanding and change. My clients are often struggling with anxiety or low mood and feel lost. They are looking to understand themselves and find ways to cope with their emotions. I have 20 years experience as a therapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy since 2014. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist.
I offer a combination of a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship alongside Cognitive Behavioural methods and EMDR techniques for increased understanding and change. My clients are often struggling with anxiety or low mood and feel lost. They are looking to understand themselves and find ways to cope with their emotions. I have 20 years experience as a therapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy since 2014. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist.
07476 563952 View 07476 563952
Photo of Dr Jenna Kirtley, Psychologist in Jarrow, England
Dr Jenna Kirtley
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North Shields NE29
Hi, I am Jenna, a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist with a particular specialism in working with individuals who have experienced relationship difficulties, trauma and complex trauma. I have also previously worked in services supporting Military Veterans. I am passionate about empowering individuals to find ways to make positive changes to their lives and heal from past trauma, and am able to adapt my approach based on your specific needs. I find it important to listen to someone’s story and to help them make sense of the difficulties they are facing, with consideration of social, relational, economic and cultural factors.
Hi, I am Jenna, a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist with a particular specialism in working with individuals who have experienced relationship difficulties, trauma and complex trauma. I have also previously worked in services supporting Military Veterans. I am passionate about empowering individuals to find ways to make positive changes to their lives and heal from past trauma, and am able to adapt my approach based on your specific needs. I find it important to listen to someone’s story and to help them make sense of the difficulties they are facing, with consideration of social, relational, economic and cultural factors.
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Zain Kazi
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Wallsend NE28
Not accepting new clients
I help people work through feeling anxious, stressed, panicky, frustrated or low, whether it is because of a particular problem or life in general. You might be finding less pleasure in the things you used to enjoy, or you find yourself reacting in ways that are not usual for you. Perhaps it has gone on for a while or is affecting your work, relationships, health or other important part of life. My aim in therapy is to help you gain the understanding and tools you need to be able to feel better sustainably.
I help people work through feeling anxious, stressed, panicky, frustrated or low, whether it is because of a particular problem or life in general. You might be finding less pleasure in the things you used to enjoy, or you find yourself reacting in ways that are not usual for you. Perhaps it has gone on for a while or is affecting your work, relationships, health or other important part of life. My aim in therapy is to help you gain the understanding and tools you need to be able to feel better sustainably.
0191 917 5952 View 0191 917 5952
Photo of David Mather, Counsellor in Jarrow, England
David Mather
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
North Shields NE29
Hello and welcome to my page. Whatever the issues you or a loved one may be struggling with, I can be alongside to provide support whilst we work things out. I can work with you to develop a course of action in either short-term focussed or open-ended longer work, whichever suits you best. I'm sure that you'll want someone you can trust and who has the confidence and experience to help you meet the therapeutic goals that you set. I'd like to think that that person is me.
Hello and welcome to my page. Whatever the issues you or a loved one may be struggling with, I can be alongside to provide support whilst we work things out. I can work with you to develop a course of action in either short-term focussed or open-ended longer work, whichever suits you best. I'm sure that you'll want someone you can trust and who has the confidence and experience to help you meet the therapeutic goals that you set. I'd like to think that that person is me.
0191 743 0103 View 0191 743 0103
Photo of Julia Parkinson, Psychotherapist in Jarrow, England
Julia Parkinson
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North Shields NE29
Hello. I am a counsellor / psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner working with adults, children and young people, face to face, online or by telephone. I aim to make the therapeutic experience as easy as possible, from start to finish. You might be looking to access therapy if you feel that you could be mentally healthier, or if you feel out of alignment. Or you may have long standing and more complex issues, or trauma, which you want help to resolve or heal. Alternatively, you could be concerned about a young person in your care. I work with clients from the age of 4, and my oldest has been 87 - it is never too late to benefit.
Hello. I am a counsellor / psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner working with adults, children and young people, face to face, online or by telephone. I aim to make the therapeutic experience as easy as possible, from start to finish. You might be looking to access therapy if you feel that you could be mentally healthier, or if you feel out of alignment. Or you may have long standing and more complex issues, or trauma, which you want help to resolve or heal. Alternatively, you could be concerned about a young person in your care. I work with clients from the age of 4, and my oldest has been 87 - it is never too late to benefit.
0191 743 2164 View 0191 743 2164

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Jarrow

< 10

Counsellors in Jarrow who prioritize treating:

75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress
50% Bereavement
50% Behavioural Issues
50% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Jarrow see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Male
34% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Jarrow?

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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.