Counselling in Kent

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Photo of Emma lakeland, Counsellor in Kent, England
Emma lakeland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work with adults and teenagers in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas. My style of counselling is built using the foundation of the Humanistic approach. This uses my genuine, empathic, non-judgemental qualities to create a secure, supportive relationship with my clients. Within this safe framework, I am able to assist my clients in working through painful emotions, anxious or destructive behaviours, inner child healing, survival patterns and fears that cause blocks that keep us from living & experiencing life in a way that allows the happiness and serenity you deserve.
I work with adults and teenagers in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas. My style of counselling is built using the foundation of the Humanistic approach. This uses my genuine, empathic, non-judgemental qualities to create a secure, supportive relationship with my clients. Within this safe framework, I am able to assist my clients in working through painful emotions, anxious or destructive behaviours, inner child healing, survival patterns and fears that cause blocks that keep us from living & experiencing life in a way that allows the happiness and serenity you deserve.
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Photo of Andrew John Matthews, Psychotherapist in Kent, England
Andrew John Matthews
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a highly experienced BACP-Accredited therapist with a master's degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. My private practice based in Broadstairs continues my work in London helping people overcome difficult and challenging situations. Whether your concern is recent, long-standing or an isolated event, I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment where you are free to be yourself and express your genuine thoughts.​​
I am a highly experienced BACP-Accredited therapist with a master's degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. My private practice based in Broadstairs continues my work in London helping people overcome difficult and challenging situations. Whether your concern is recent, long-standing or an isolated event, I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment where you are free to be yourself and express your genuine thoughts.​​
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Photo of Alys Hernandez, Counsellor in Kent, England
Alys Hernandez
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN24
My main aim in counselling is to provide you with a safe, warm and private space to talk and be heard non-judgmentally and with compassion. I believe in working collaborative to understand how we have come to perceive our experiences of the world and the effect this has had upon us. All experiences are valid and our responses to these are understandable. Talking therapy can help to bring about a level of awareness, understanding, and often an opportunity to challenge how we perceive and/ or respond to these experiences if we would wish to.
My main aim in counselling is to provide you with a safe, warm and private space to talk and be heard non-judgmentally and with compassion. I believe in working collaborative to understand how we have come to perceive our experiences of the world and the effect this has had upon us. All experiences are valid and our responses to these are understandable. Talking therapy can help to bring about a level of awareness, understanding, and often an opportunity to challenge how we perceive and/ or respond to these experiences if we would wish to.
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Photo of Kat Blunt, Counsellor in Kent, England
Kat Blunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times, making us feel lonely, sad, anxious and stressed. Our thoughts can become unclear, tangled up and sometimes we just cannot stop overthinking. We can even isolate ourselves and feel like there is no way out. Counselling can be a safe and non-judgmental form of relating that might bring a positive change, more clarity and a deeper understanding of our feelings, thoughts and the ways we behave.
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times, making us feel lonely, sad, anxious and stressed. Our thoughts can become unclear, tangled up and sometimes we just cannot stop overthinking. We can even isolate ourselves and feel like there is no way out. Counselling can be a safe and non-judgmental form of relating that might bring a positive change, more clarity and a deeper understanding of our feelings, thoughts and the ways we behave.
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Photo of Restore Counselling, Training and Related Services, Counsellor in Kent, England
Restore Counselling, Training and Related Services
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
There may be events which have occurred or are anticipated to occur which leave us feeling anxious, ill, overwhelmed, stressed, frightened, unsure, on the edge of burn out or like our very foundation has been shaken, and we need some help to process it all. Or we may not even know why we are feeling the way we do. Sometimes things can feel unmentionable to family and friends or events have occurred which no-one wants to talk about anymore or we need the skill, support and confidentiality of somebody who will understand what we are struggling with and who is equipped to help us. That’s when therapy can be really valuable.
There may be events which have occurred or are anticipated to occur which leave us feeling anxious, ill, overwhelmed, stressed, frightened, unsure, on the edge of burn out or like our very foundation has been shaken, and we need some help to process it all. Or we may not even know why we are feeling the way we do. Sometimes things can feel unmentionable to family and friends or events have occurred which no-one wants to talk about anymore or we need the skill, support and confidentiality of somebody who will understand what we are struggling with and who is equipped to help us. That’s when therapy can be really valuable.
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Photo of Cindy Smith, Counsellor in Kent, England
Cindy Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an experienced, humanistic, relational counsellor . I trained and work integratively. This means I use several different models of counselling intertwined, leaning more to one than the others as required by the individual. These include Person Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic and Existential . Post qualifying, I have trained extensively in working with trauma. I believe the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is very important. I see my clients in private, quiet and comfortable rooms in Gillingham town centre with public car parks available nearby and easy access to public transport link.
I am an experienced, humanistic, relational counsellor . I trained and work integratively. This means I use several different models of counselling intertwined, leaning more to one than the others as required by the individual. These include Person Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic and Existential . Post qualifying, I have trained extensively in working with trauma. I believe the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is very important. I see my clients in private, quiet and comfortable rooms in Gillingham town centre with public car parks available nearby and easy access to public transport link.
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Photo of Terry Balby, Counsellor in Kent, England
Terry Balby
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Are you feeling anxious, angry or unappreciated? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as trauma, loss, abuse, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life
Are you feeling anxious, angry or unappreciated? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as trauma, loss, abuse, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life
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Photo of Victoria Champion, Counsellor in Kent, England
Victoria Champion
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Why Counselling and Psychotherapy? Talking to somebody about how you feel can be a very rewarding experience. Whatever it is, anxiety, depression, bereavement or grief, work related stress, relationship issues or just a general sense of malaise, we can talk through it all in a safe, empathic and non judgemental space. By forming a therapeutic relationship, based on absolute trust, we will work together at whatever pace you feel most comfortable with. I very much believe that everybody is an individual and the work we do will be unique to your own life events and circumstances. Please note I am currently only working online.
Why Counselling and Psychotherapy? Talking to somebody about how you feel can be a very rewarding experience. Whatever it is, anxiety, depression, bereavement or grief, work related stress, relationship issues or just a general sense of malaise, we can talk through it all in a safe, empathic and non judgemental space. By forming a therapeutic relationship, based on absolute trust, we will work together at whatever pace you feel most comfortable with. I very much believe that everybody is an individual and the work we do will be unique to your own life events and circumstances. Please note I am currently only working online.
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Photo of Kertland Counselling, Psychotherapist in Kent, England
Kertland Counselling
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Helping others in my passion and mission. I believe it’s vital to look at each person as an individual. We are all unique and have the ability to discover our best selves, even if life’s difficulties or traumas have got in the way. It’s a journey and it’s possible.
Helping others in my passion and mission. I believe it’s vital to look at each person as an individual. We are all unique and have the ability to discover our best selves, even if life’s difficulties or traumas have got in the way. It’s a journey and it’s possible.
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Photo of Sarah Clark, Counsellor in Kent, England
Sarah Clark
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Relationship Therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but am guessing that you or someone close to you is: experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear; facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision; struggling with problems in a relationship; dealing with illness or bereavement.
Welcome! I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Relationship Therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but am guessing that you or someone close to you is: experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear; facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision; struggling with problems in a relationship; dealing with illness or bereavement.
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Photo of Wistman Counselling & Therapy, Counsellor in Kent, England
Wistman Counselling & Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is David and I am a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP. The counselling I offer gives you an opportunity to speak openly in a safe and completely confidential space to someone who really listens, who is trained to do so and who empathises and values you, unconditionally and without judgement. I am passionate about my work and I will do my utmost to give you the highest level of personal therapy tailored to suit you and your needs. I can offer you a chance to unload from your mind some of the troubles and issues that have been getting you down or holding you back, and help you view them in a new light.
Hello, my name is David and I am a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP. The counselling I offer gives you an opportunity to speak openly in a safe and completely confidential space to someone who really listens, who is trained to do so and who empathises and values you, unconditionally and without judgement. I am passionate about my work and I will do my utmost to give you the highest level of personal therapy tailored to suit you and your needs. I can offer you a chance to unload from your mind some of the troubles and issues that have been getting you down or holding you back, and help you view them in a new light.
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Photo of James Sims, Counsellor in Kent, England
James Sims
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gillingham ME7  (Online Only)
I believe everyone has the ability to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, to grow, and to heal. To do this, we’ll work together to create a therapeutic relationship - this is where the healing can really begin as this will help you to feel safe and empowered, leading you to make better sense of life and leaving you feeling more able to make your own decisions. I believe in the power of an individual's inner strength - I will listen to you and give you space to find this strength.
I believe everyone has the ability to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, to grow, and to heal. To do this, we’ll work together to create a therapeutic relationship - this is where the healing can really begin as this will help you to feel safe and empowered, leading you to make better sense of life and leaving you feeling more able to make your own decisions. I believe in the power of an individual's inner strength - I will listen to you and give you space to find this strength.
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Photo of Helen Genty, Psychotherapist in Kent, England
Helen Genty
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you facing some of these issues ? A negative cycle of arguments that never seems to get resolved? Are you struggling with the affects of an affair? Changes you are having difficulty adjusting to e.g. the birth of a baby, health problems or retirement? Are you worried about your child and not sure how to help? Do you wish you could talk more frankly about sex without hurting your partner’s feelings. Do you feel that your relationship is over and need a place to mourn its passing. Do you miss the feeling of closeness and intimacy you once had and want to rebuild your connection?
Are you facing some of these issues ? A negative cycle of arguments that never seems to get resolved? Are you struggling with the affects of an affair? Changes you are having difficulty adjusting to e.g. the birth of a baby, health problems or retirement? Are you worried about your child and not sure how to help? Do you wish you could talk more frankly about sex without hurting your partner’s feelings. Do you feel that your relationship is over and need a place to mourn its passing. Do you miss the feeling of closeness and intimacy you once had and want to rebuild your connection?
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Photo of Claire Brockman Moody, Psychotherapist in Kent, England
Claire Brockman Moody
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
I am an Art, play and verbal psychotherapist with 27 years experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. I have additional training in family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and clinical supervision. I've worked with many CAMH Services, Social Services, schools and private psychiatric hospitals. I also run a strong freelance portfolio. I am fully registered with the HCPC , PHA & BAAT. I'm fully insured and clinically supervised. Services I offer include assessment of mental health/therapeutic need, bespoke treatment plans, consultation and supervision. My work is gentle, particular and effective.
I am an Art, play and verbal psychotherapist with 27 years experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. I have additional training in family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and clinical supervision. I've worked with many CAMH Services, Social Services, schools and private psychiatric hospitals. I also run a strong freelance portfolio. I am fully registered with the HCPC , PHA & BAAT. I'm fully insured and clinically supervised. Services I offer include assessment of mental health/therapeutic need, bespoke treatment plans, consultation and supervision. My work is gentle, particular and effective.
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Photo of Emdr With Roger Hughes in Kent, England
Emdr With Roger Hughes
Verified Verified
Dartford DA2  (Online Only)
Are you unable to move on? Are you being triggered not fully understanding why you react, often caught in a repeated upsetting memory or memories and unable to shake its grasp? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, angry, and isolated? Do your loved ones and friends comment on how you've changed? Sounds familiar? You may be suffering from PTSD, grief or trauma. Don't despair. There is hope. As a qualified mental health practitioner and trauma therapist I have worked with people like you. Some have experienced violent crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, road traffic accidents, bullying, abuse, neglect or complex military trauma.
Are you unable to move on? Are you being triggered not fully understanding why you react, often caught in a repeated upsetting memory or memories and unable to shake its grasp? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, angry, and isolated? Do your loved ones and friends comment on how you've changed? Sounds familiar? You may be suffering from PTSD, grief or trauma. Don't despair. There is hope. As a qualified mental health practitioner and trauma therapist I have worked with people like you. Some have experienced violent crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, road traffic accidents, bullying, abuse, neglect or complex military trauma.
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Photo of Laura McCarthy, Psychotherapist in Kent, England
Laura McCarthy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? Experiencing relationship issues? If life feels overwhelming or if something just doesn't feel right, therapy offers a safe space to be heard, supported, and understood. Whether navigating relationship challenges or seeking clarity on personal issues, therapy can provide guidance and support. With an MSc in Transactional Analysis, I advocate for inclusive and safe counselling practices.
Feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? Experiencing relationship issues? If life feels overwhelming or if something just doesn't feel right, therapy offers a safe space to be heard, supported, and understood. Whether navigating relationship challenges or seeking clarity on personal issues, therapy can provide guidance and support. With an MSc in Transactional Analysis, I advocate for inclusive and safe counselling practices.
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Photo of Union Street Counselling, Counsellor in Kent, England
Union Street Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you experiencing depression, low self esteem, problems maintaining relationships? Are issues such as past trauma or grief affecting your quality of life? Counselling may help you. I will provide you with a warm, confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to explore your concerns. I will listen, support and sometimes challenge you as we explore your present, your past and how the two are linked, helping you to make sense of your emotions and move forward when you feel stuck.
Are you experiencing depression, low self esteem, problems maintaining relationships? Are issues such as past trauma or grief affecting your quality of life? Counselling may help you. I will provide you with a warm, confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to explore your concerns. I will listen, support and sometimes challenge you as we explore your present, your past and how the two are linked, helping you to make sense of your emotions and move forward when you feel stuck.
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Photo of Beccy Jackson, Counsellor in Kent, England
Beccy Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Maidstone ME18  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to make sense of life? Feeling sad, anxious, confused, depressed, overwhelmed or numb? Have you experienced a negative relationship or been subjected to abuse? Do you lack self esteem or find it hard to trust your own judgment? Counselling may help, for these and many other concerns. As a humanistic and integrative counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential, and welcoming space for you to focus on your needs either face to face in Sittingbourne or via telephone, online sessions. i can also offer chat sessions via teams.
Are you struggling to make sense of life? Feeling sad, anxious, confused, depressed, overwhelmed or numb? Have you experienced a negative relationship or been subjected to abuse? Do you lack self esteem or find it hard to trust your own judgment? Counselling may help, for these and many other concerns. As a humanistic and integrative counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential, and welcoming space for you to focus on your needs either face to face in Sittingbourne or via telephone, online sessions. i can also offer chat sessions via teams.
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Photo of Sharon Mason, Counsellor in Kent, England
Sharon Mason
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashford TN24
Hello and welcome to my profile, I am an experienced Humanistic Counsellor. I work from home in my private pratice. I am also a specialist mentor, working with and supporting young people with mental health challenges, behavioural issues and addictions. I have a particular interest and experience working with clients who struggle with Depression, anxiety, and chronic illnesses, such as Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and ME and invite you to contact me to discuss your personal needs.
Hello and welcome to my profile, I am an experienced Humanistic Counsellor. I work from home in my private pratice. I am also a specialist mentor, working with and supporting young people with mental health challenges, behavioural issues and addictions. I have a particular interest and experience working with clients who struggle with Depression, anxiety, and chronic illnesses, such as Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and ME and invite you to contact me to discuss your personal needs.
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Photo of Ian Mc Cabe, Psychologist in Kent, England
Ian Mc Cabe
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with a certificate in Alcohol Abuse Studies from Berkeley University extension . Have worked in Haight Ashbury Alcohol Treatment Centre, San Francisco and am the author of Carl Jung & Alcoholics Anonymous. Very happy to meet with you on Zoom for an initial free consultation- 0044-7587421064
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with a certificate in Alcohol Abuse Studies from Berkeley University extension . Have worked in Haight Ashbury Alcohol Treatment Centre, San Francisco and am the author of Carl Jung & Alcoholics Anonymous. Very happy to meet with you on Zoom for an initial free consultation- 0044-7587421064
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kent

600+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Kent who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
69% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
54% AXA PPP
49% Vitality

How Counsellors in Kent see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kent?

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.