Counselling in Kings Hill

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Devon McDonald
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kings Hill ME19
If you are suffering from symptoms related to PTSD or complex PTSD, EMDR therapy can help to alleviate your symptoms. Clients working with me using EMDR have found that their symptoms such as flashbacks and/or being unable to go to certain places can be alleviated or reduced to the point where they are manageable. This work is supported with self help techniques to manage new anxieties as and when they may present themselves, but from a new and more adaptive perspective.
If you are suffering from symptoms related to PTSD or complex PTSD, EMDR therapy can help to alleviate your symptoms. Clients working with me using EMDR have found that their symptoms such as flashbacks and/or being unable to go to certain places can be alleviated or reduced to the point where they are manageable. This work is supported with self help techniques to manage new anxieties as and when they may present themselves, but from a new and more adaptive perspective.
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The Mind Umbrella
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Kings Hill ME19
The Mind Umbrella a swift, targeted, personalised, directive and structured approach to dealing with events that might lead people to experience stress and worry, fears and phobias, difficulties preparing for or adjusting to upcoming stressful procedures (e.g exams, surgery), difficulties adjusting to life events like chronic illness or chronic pain, signs associated with anxiety or depression, weight, appearance or body image problems, self-esteem issues, feelings of incompetence
The Mind Umbrella a swift, targeted, personalised, directive and structured approach to dealing with events that might lead people to experience stress and worry, fears and phobias, difficulties preparing for or adjusting to upcoming stressful procedures (e.g exams, surgery), difficulties adjusting to life events like chronic illness or chronic pain, signs associated with anxiety or depression, weight, appearance or body image problems, self-esteem issues, feelings of incompetence
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Ian Newman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kings Hill ME19
I am a Gestalt counsellor who will work with you one-to-one either in person or via Zoom or Skype. My main focus as a counsellor is to work with you to explore issues that you feel are holding you back from experiencing a fulfilled life. Together, we will look at the ways in which your experience of the world is proving to be difficult and causing you distress, stuck and unable to move forward. Together we will explore the issues that you are struggling with to enable you to move forward.
I am a Gestalt counsellor who will work with you one-to-one either in person or via Zoom or Skype. My main focus as a counsellor is to work with you to explore issues that you feel are holding you back from experiencing a fulfilled life. Together, we will look at the ways in which your experience of the world is proving to be difficult and causing you distress, stuck and unable to move forward. Together we will explore the issues that you are struggling with to enable you to move forward.
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Annabel Tucker
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Kings Hill ME19
I have worked as a counsellor and psycho sexual therapist for 30 years and I still find it as fascinating and rewarding now as when I started. I am COSRT and Relate accredited. I work with individuals, couples, families. I aim to support my clients to clarify the issues that are hindering their development and relationships in an effective way, while developing a greater understanding of the causes of their current problems and issues. In some cases the counselling can be quite specific and goal orientated; yet with others it can be more exploratory and pastoral. Most often it can include both, depending on the need.
I have worked as a counsellor and psycho sexual therapist for 30 years and I still find it as fascinating and rewarding now as when I started. I am COSRT and Relate accredited. I work with individuals, couples, families. I aim to support my clients to clarify the issues that are hindering their development and relationships in an effective way, while developing a greater understanding of the causes of their current problems and issues. In some cases the counselling can be quite specific and goal orientated; yet with others it can be more exploratory and pastoral. Most often it can include both, depending on the need.
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Shirley-Ann Galbraith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kings Hill ME19
Welcome. Sometimes life presents challenges and the turbulence of these can be overwhelming and may impact negatively on our mental health and emotional well-being. Psychotherapy and counselling offer a safe space to explore your experiences of these difficulties. Seeking help from a professional may be the next step and psychotherapy or counselling gives you the opportunity to look at your life, your problems and concerns. I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 30 years experience. In my private practice I work with adults experiencing all aspects of mental ill health concerns, relationship and life issues.
Welcome. Sometimes life presents challenges and the turbulence of these can be overwhelming and may impact negatively on our mental health and emotional well-being. Psychotherapy and counselling offer a safe space to explore your experiences of these difficulties. Seeking help from a professional may be the next step and psychotherapy or counselling gives you the opportunity to look at your life, your problems and concerns. I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 30 years experience. In my private practice I work with adults experiencing all aspects of mental ill health concerns, relationship and life issues.
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Victoria Saunders
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kings Hill ME19
At times throughout our lives we can find ourselves struggling with certain issues that can come as part of every day life or around a specific event, whether that be a bereavement or loss, feelings of stress and anxiety, addiction, depression or low self-esteem. It is at these times that seeking support can help in working through whatever difficulties you are experiencing and to find a way forward. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor working with both young people and adults. I have extensive experience in working with bereavement, loss and living with life limiting illness, along with stress, anxiety, and depression.
At times throughout our lives we can find ourselves struggling with certain issues that can come as part of every day life or around a specific event, whether that be a bereavement or loss, feelings of stress and anxiety, addiction, depression or low self-esteem. It is at these times that seeking support can help in working through whatever difficulties you are experiencing and to find a way forward. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor working with both young people and adults. I have extensive experience in working with bereavement, loss and living with life limiting illness, along with stress, anxiety, and depression.
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Julie Roper
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kings Hill ME19
I offer high quality counselling and Therapy, I believe that we are all unique and individual. My offices are in Kingshill, Kent and Cranbrook, Kent. I have been practising since 2005 and have gained a wealth of experience working within the Private Sector, Schools , Prison System, Hospices. I now work privately.
I offer high quality counselling and Therapy, I believe that we are all unique and individual. My offices are in Kingshill, Kent and Cranbrook, Kent. I have been practising since 2005 and have gained a wealth of experience working within the Private Sector, Schools , Prison System, Hospices. I now work privately.
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Helen Genty
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kings Hill ME19
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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Laura-Lee D'Souza
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kings Hill ME19
Welcome, people call me Laura. I guess you are looking to make things better. Quality counselling could really help you ease struggles. Often people avoid therapy, fearing judgment, or loss of control. My clients say they “feel lighter” from our first session, and therapy is very helpful and easy to engage with. Our sessions would be a collaboration, bringing empathy and many techniques and theories including trauma informed, Person-Centred (Humanistic) and inner child therapy. Together we would form a therapy plan just for you. I offer calm Neurodivergent friendly therapy. I offer a free no obligation 15-minute consultation T/call.
Welcome, people call me Laura. I guess you are looking to make things better. Quality counselling could really help you ease struggles. Often people avoid therapy, fearing judgment, or loss of control. My clients say they “feel lighter” from our first session, and therapy is very helpful and easy to engage with. Our sessions would be a collaboration, bringing empathy and many techniques and theories including trauma informed, Person-Centred (Humanistic) and inner child therapy. Together we would form a therapy plan just for you. I offer calm Neurodivergent friendly therapy. I offer a free no obligation 15-minute consultation T/call.
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Amy Cumber
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kings Hill ME19
Life can evoke a variety of emotions and struggles. I work with individuals and couples in Kent, London, Sussex and across the UK remotely. I care passionately about the needs of my clients to empower you to move forwards in your life wherever you path is currently at. Life is sometimes full of difficulties and uncertainties we can feel overwhelmed by loss, trauma, body image, addictions, relationship issues and problems in our workplace or home life to name a few. I work in a non-judgmental supportive manner helping you to explore & understand your thoughts & emotions. I I have some concession rates available on a sliding scale.
Life can evoke a variety of emotions and struggles. I work with individuals and couples in Kent, London, Sussex and across the UK remotely. I care passionately about the needs of my clients to empower you to move forwards in your life wherever you path is currently at. Life is sometimes full of difficulties and uncertainties we can feel overwhelmed by loss, trauma, body image, addictions, relationship issues and problems in our workplace or home life to name a few. I work in a non-judgmental supportive manner helping you to explore & understand your thoughts & emotions. I I have some concession rates available on a sliding scale.
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Garry Ebrey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Kings Hill ME19
If you are feeling anxious or depressed, if you’re experiencing the breakdown of a relationship or a bereavement, or if you just want to talk to someone who won’t judge, I believe I can help. Believe in yourself, you can do this. I believe in you. You're not alone. Let's embark on this journey together. I am here to support you every step of the way. I offer compassionate and confidential counselling services tailored to your unique needs. I aim to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate life's challenges and begin a journey of healing and personal growth.
If you are feeling anxious or depressed, if you’re experiencing the breakdown of a relationship or a bereavement, or if you just want to talk to someone who won’t judge, I believe I can help. Believe in yourself, you can do this. I believe in you. You're not alone. Let's embark on this journey together. I am here to support you every step of the way. I offer compassionate and confidential counselling services tailored to your unique needs. I aim to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate life's challenges and begin a journey of healing and personal growth.
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Karen Boram
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
West Malling ME19
Who am I: First of all, "welcome" and thank you for taking some time to read about me and my way of helping and supporting you in a therapeutic journey of self development and change, whether that be for yourself, yourself and a partner or your family. I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My philosophy of counselling is based on the person as a whole - working on the mind, body and emotions.
Who am I: First of all, "welcome" and thank you for taking some time to read about me and my way of helping and supporting you in a therapeutic journey of self development and change, whether that be for yourself, yourself and a partner or your family. I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My philosophy of counselling is based on the person as a whole - working on the mind, body and emotions.
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Simon Paul Hardy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Aylesford ME20
Choosing a Counsellor can be very difficult and I feel that it is important to have some knowledge of your chosen therapist's working methods. I adopt more than one theoretical approach when working with my clients but predominately incorporate Person Centered which is a non judgemental, non authorative approach which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely, and adjust negative self concepts often triggered by negative life events or relationships. Also Cognitive Behavioural techniques which involve identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking which often maintain feelings of anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
Choosing a Counsellor can be very difficult and I feel that it is important to have some knowledge of your chosen therapist's working methods. I adopt more than one theoretical approach when working with my clients but predominately incorporate Person Centered which is a non judgemental, non authorative approach which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely, and adjust negative self concepts often triggered by negative life events or relationships. Also Cognitive Behavioural techniques which involve identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking which often maintain feelings of anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
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Melanie Brooks
Verified Verified
Aylesford ME20
Find freedom from anxiety and take control of your life... Are you overwhelmed by stress or anxiety? Do you struggle with a fear or phobia? Is your lack of confidence holding you back? Do you dream of freedom to do the things which are important to you? Do you long to be more productive, to get more out of every day? Do you feel stuck in a rut, lacking direction or fulfilment in your day to day life? Are you just desperate to kick a bad habit or to find a way of sticking to your good intentions? Hypnotherapy can help you make the positive and sustainable change you need at a pace that works for you.
Find freedom from anxiety and take control of your life... Are you overwhelmed by stress or anxiety? Do you struggle with a fear or phobia? Is your lack of confidence holding you back? Do you dream of freedom to do the things which are important to you? Do you long to be more productive, to get more out of every day? Do you feel stuck in a rut, lacking direction or fulfilment in your day to day life? Are you just desperate to kick a bad habit or to find a way of sticking to your good intentions? Hypnotherapy can help you make the positive and sustainable change you need at a pace that works for you.
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Sue Aylott Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
West Malling ME19
Counselling isn't just about talking—it's about being truly heard, gaining clarity, and taking steps towards positive change. If you're wrestling with feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, depression, or a sense of purposelessness, know that you're not alone. I'm here to help. When things get too much it's often hard to see clearly and find the right path. Life's challenges may have knocked you down, but they don't define you. Through counselling, you'll regain a sense of self and learn how to unleash your full potential. Join me in-person, on line or in the presence of natures very own therapy room with a walk and talk therapy session.
Counselling isn't just about talking—it's about being truly heard, gaining clarity, and taking steps towards positive change. If you're wrestling with feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, depression, or a sense of purposelessness, know that you're not alone. I'm here to help. When things get too much it's often hard to see clearly and find the right path. Life's challenges may have knocked you down, but they don't define you. Through counselling, you'll regain a sense of self and learn how to unleash your full potential. Join me in-person, on line or in the presence of natures very own therapy room with a walk and talk therapy session.
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Rob Parkinson
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
West Malling ME19
My clients like the informal, friendly approach, tailored to their individual needs. My work is informed by the highly effective Human Givens framework, embodying thorough scientific but holistic understandings of how to help people make good changes. I've been a solution-focused psychotherapist/counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist for more than two decades. For the past four decades, I've also been a professional storyteller, chaired the Society for Storytelling in the 'nineties, often tell appropriate stories as part of therapy sessions with both adults and children.. Clients work with me to achieve specific goals.
My clients like the informal, friendly approach, tailored to their individual needs. My work is informed by the highly effective Human Givens framework, embodying thorough scientific but holistic understandings of how to help people make good changes. I've been a solution-focused psychotherapist/counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist for more than two decades. For the past four decades, I've also been a professional storyteller, chaired the Society for Storytelling in the 'nineties, often tell appropriate stories as part of therapy sessions with both adults and children.. Clients work with me to achieve specific goals.
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Rebecca Hampson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
West Malling ME19
Hello! I am Rebecca, I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Person-centred Psychotherapist & Counsellor. I have a private CBT & Counselling practice in West Malling, near Maidstone, Kent. I work with a wide variety of issues including Anxiety, OCD, Depression, PTSD, Low self esteem, Panic attacks Health anxiety and Phobias.
Hello! I am Rebecca, I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Person-centred Psychotherapist & Counsellor. I have a private CBT & Counselling practice in West Malling, near Maidstone, Kent. I work with a wide variety of issues including Anxiety, OCD, Depression, PTSD, Low self esteem, Panic attacks Health anxiety and Phobias.
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Jennifer Cornish
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Royal British Legion Village ME20
I am a fully accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and psychodynamic counsellor. I have worked extensively in both the NHS and charitable sectors as a manager, supervisor and lecturer. I offer specialist interventions for both assessments and treatments. I work autonomously within the ethical guidelines of both the BABCP and the BACP. I offer therapy for depression and anxiety and related and co-morbid disorders. I am an empathic, caring and non judgemental therapist who is keen to support you to meet your goals and feel better. I am actively engaged in keeping up to date with developments in my field.
I am a fully accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and psychodynamic counsellor. I have worked extensively in both the NHS and charitable sectors as a manager, supervisor and lecturer. I offer specialist interventions for both assessments and treatments. I work autonomously within the ethical guidelines of both the BABCP and the BACP. I offer therapy for depression and anxiety and related and co-morbid disorders. I am an empathic, caring and non judgemental therapist who is keen to support you to meet your goals and feel better. I am actively engaged in keeping up to date with developments in my field.
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Sarah James
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
West Malling ME19
Sometimes our lives are interrupted by events, changing circumstances and personal challenges. Having a trusting and non-judgemental relationship with a caring professional, can enable you to work through such difficult times and move forward. We can work together to explore your current situation in a safe, non-directive and confidential way. This will give you the opportunity to reflect, question, process, allow for change, or whatever you feel is necessary at this time. If what you need is someone to listen unconditionally and respectfully, as you find your way on your journey, then we can work together.
Sometimes our lives are interrupted by events, changing circumstances and personal challenges. Having a trusting and non-judgemental relationship with a caring professional, can enable you to work through such difficult times and move forward. We can work together to explore your current situation in a safe, non-directive and confidential way. This will give you the opportunity to reflect, question, process, allow for change, or whatever you feel is necessary at this time. If what you need is someone to listen unconditionally and respectfully, as you find your way on your journey, then we can work together.
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Nariman Aloosi
Psychotherapist, PsychD, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Snodland ME6
I offer my clients(both couple and individuals) a warm, safe and non-judgmental space using an integrative approach to support my clients in overcoming any issue, using a wide range of theories and modalities to suit the specific needs of the client. I specialise in Psychosexual and Relationship therapy for individuals and couples of all sexual orientations. After gaining a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I trained with London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy accredited by Middlesex University in London. I also have an advanced Diploma in couples therapy at NAOS Institute (London).
I offer my clients(both couple and individuals) a warm, safe and non-judgmental space using an integrative approach to support my clients in overcoming any issue, using a wide range of theories and modalities to suit the specific needs of the client. I specialise in Psychosexual and Relationship therapy for individuals and couples of all sexual orientations. After gaining a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I trained with London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy accredited by Middlesex University in London. I also have an advanced Diploma in couples therapy at NAOS Institute (London).
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kings Hill

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Kings Hill who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
91% Self Esteem
82% Bereavement
82% Family Conflict
82% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
60% WPA
40% Bupa

How Counsellors in Kings Hill see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kings Hill?

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.