Counselling in Ledbury

Photo of Jan McWhir counselling, Counsellor in Ledbury, England
Jan McWhir counselling
Counsellor
Ledbury HR8
I am a solution focused counsellor, my training derives from the understanding that when essential emotional needs are met, a human being will be emotionally and mentally healthy.. its when our emotional needs are not being met or are unintentionally misused that undesirable mental states such as: anxiety, anger, depression, addiction and psychosis develop., for instance, misuse of the imagination - to conjure up the worst possible or threatening scenarios-is a common feature of all these states. I aim to work through how you got to this point in your life, to help support you in finding new ways to move forward and embrace life.
I am a solution focused counsellor, my training derives from the understanding that when essential emotional needs are met, a human being will be emotionally and mentally healthy.. its when our emotional needs are not being met or are unintentionally misused that undesirable mental states such as: anxiety, anger, depression, addiction and psychosis develop., for instance, misuse of the imagination - to conjure up the worst possible or threatening scenarios-is a common feature of all these states. I aim to work through how you got to this point in your life, to help support you in finding new ways to move forward and embrace life.
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Photo of Wendy Harvey, Psychotherapist in Ledbury, England
Wendy Harvey
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ledbury HR8
I specialise in working with couples and individuals from a holistic/mindfulness perspective. I have over 25 years of experience of accompanying people of all ages with every kind of issue on their journeys of self-exploration. My original training was with Relate and I have since trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Somatic Trauma Work, Whole Body Focusing and Craniosacral Therapy. I have an interest in working with family relationship issues with Family Systems, Family Constellations and Non-Violent Communication approaches. I have a longstanding meditation and spiritual practice which is the foundation for my work.
I specialise in working with couples and individuals from a holistic/mindfulness perspective. I have over 25 years of experience of accompanying people of all ages with every kind of issue on their journeys of self-exploration. My original training was with Relate and I have since trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Somatic Trauma Work, Whole Body Focusing and Craniosacral Therapy. I have an interest in working with family relationship issues with Family Systems, Family Constellations and Non-Violent Communication approaches. I have a longstanding meditation and spiritual practice which is the foundation for my work.
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Claire Harrison
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Ledbury HR8
Do you constantly feel anxious and frustrated with yourself ? Do you keep repeating the same behaviour patterns ? There is a reason for this. I have helped many clients to work through traumatic life experiences. You can start again with a new self confidence that comes from a place of love rather than hate for who you are. Things do not have to stay the same. You can change how you feel about yourself and learn to accept yourself, even the bits you don't like ! You can learn to regulate your feelings and work with them rather than being afraid and controlled by them.
Do you constantly feel anxious and frustrated with yourself ? Do you keep repeating the same behaviour patterns ? There is a reason for this. I have helped many clients to work through traumatic life experiences. You can start again with a new self confidence that comes from a place of love rather than hate for who you are. Things do not have to stay the same. You can change how you feel about yourself and learn to accept yourself, even the bits you don't like ! You can learn to regulate your feelings and work with them rather than being afraid and controlled by them.
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Caroline Saez
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ledbury HR8
Selecting a counsellor can be a daunting task, at a time when you feel vulnerable. It is a courageous and empowering decision. Emotional struggle and difficulty with mental health can happen at any time and for many reasons. During these times you can feel lost, empty, lonely, or despairing. Whatever issues you are facing, I can offer you compassion. I aim to provide you with a safe, accepting space, where emotions can be openly spoken, supported, and valued. I believe that we all possess the understanding of what we need for personal fulfilment, however, at times can need support to move forward, I can offer you that support.
Selecting a counsellor can be a daunting task, at a time when you feel vulnerable. It is a courageous and empowering decision. Emotional struggle and difficulty with mental health can happen at any time and for many reasons. During these times you can feel lost, empty, lonely, or despairing. Whatever issues you are facing, I can offer you compassion. I aim to provide you with a safe, accepting space, where emotions can be openly spoken, supported, and valued. I believe that we all possess the understanding of what we need for personal fulfilment, however, at times can need support to move forward, I can offer you that support.
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Photo of Helen Ayres, Psychologist in Ledbury, England
Helen Ayres
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Ledbury HR8
My approach is supportive and integrative, which means I can use a range of therapy models to create an individualised therapy for you. I listen carefully to your concerns, and together we focus on the changes you seek.
My approach is supportive and integrative, which means I can use a range of therapy models to create an individualised therapy for you. I listen carefully to your concerns, and together we focus on the changes you seek.
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Photo of Munise Sabri, Psychotherapist in Ledbury, England
Munise Sabri
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Ledbury HR8
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” — Rumi Therapy is a tool to resolve the challenges in your life, to help you feel more confident and more in control, providing insight and showing you a path through the experiences that are part of being human. Life can put you in a lonely place, maybe too hard to cope with, complicated,challenging or confusing. I offer you the space for your story to be told, heard and understood in a confidential, non-judgmental safe space. There is nothing that cannot be "worked with and worked through".
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” — Rumi Therapy is a tool to resolve the challenges in your life, to help you feel more confident and more in control, providing insight and showing you a path through the experiences that are part of being human. Life can put you in a lonely place, maybe too hard to cope with, complicated,challenging or confusing. I offer you the space for your story to be told, heard and understood in a confidential, non-judgmental safe space. There is nothing that cannot be "worked with and worked through".
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Photo of Kim Lee-Own, Counsellor in Ledbury, England
Kim Lee-Own
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Ledbury HR8  (Online Only)
People come to therapy when they’re stuck. Whatever the issue, they also bring their feelings, including one of the most fundamental feelings of all: discouragement. When courage takes a hit, we question who we are, whether we have what it takes, and whether we are enough. To face the challenges that confront us when we're living our lives, we need to have courage - and full access to our courageousness - so that we can face whatever comes, connect with people and feel a sense of belonging, notice our strengths and whether we overuse or underuse them, and feel like we make a difference in some way, in the world.
People come to therapy when they’re stuck. Whatever the issue, they also bring their feelings, including one of the most fundamental feelings of all: discouragement. When courage takes a hit, we question who we are, whether we have what it takes, and whether we are enough. To face the challenges that confront us when we're living our lives, we need to have courage - and full access to our courageousness - so that we can face whatever comes, connect with people and feel a sense of belonging, notice our strengths and whether we overuse or underuse them, and feel like we make a difference in some way, in the world.
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Tom Magal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ledbury HR8
I am a fully qualified integrative therapist, experienced in working with couples and individuals of all ages, and from all walks of life. I'm not your everyday counsellor, I truly believe that we all have it within us to be our best selves, happy and content, but that comes from understanding ourselves better. I often see clients in the middle of a crisis who need more immediate help, and I also work with people who are otherwise happy but want help moving forwards in their life. I see couples who may have got into bad habits, and may want help building an environment which will enable the relationship to flourish once again.
I am a fully qualified integrative therapist, experienced in working with couples and individuals of all ages, and from all walks of life. I'm not your everyday counsellor, I truly believe that we all have it within us to be our best selves, happy and content, but that comes from understanding ourselves better. I often see clients in the middle of a crisis who need more immediate help, and I also work with people who are otherwise happy but want help moving forwards in their life. I see couples who may have got into bad habits, and may want help building an environment which will enable the relationship to flourish once again.
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Grow Change Strive Thrive Ltd
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Ledbury HR8
I found my way to being a Psychologist because I am deeply curious about people and what makes us ‘tick’ and I struggle to see suffering without doing something to help. For most of my week, I work for the NHS in the Complex Needs Service, with people who have experienced trauma and who have complex emotional needs. I am also a DBT Therapist in our NHS Trust’s small DBT Service. Whether you're looking for help with serious mental health difficulties or you're just feeling stuck and struggling with motivation, Psychological Therapy can help!
I found my way to being a Psychologist because I am deeply curious about people and what makes us ‘tick’ and I struggle to see suffering without doing something to help. For most of my week, I work for the NHS in the Complex Needs Service, with people who have experienced trauma and who have complex emotional needs. I am also a DBT Therapist in our NHS Trust’s small DBT Service. Whether you're looking for help with serious mental health difficulties or you're just feeling stuck and struggling with motivation, Psychological Therapy can help!
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Photo of Emma Largesse Counselling Services, Counsellor in Ledbury, England
Emma Largesse Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Ledbury HR8
Hi I’m Emma and I specialise in working with Children and Young people. I work with adults also, both online and Face to Face. I work in an Person Centred, integrative manner, and creatively with younger children. My therapy caters for individuality. Please ask if you have any questions.
Hi I’m Emma and I specialise in working with Children and Young people. I work with adults also, both online and Face to Face. I work in an Person Centred, integrative manner, and creatively with younger children. My therapy caters for individuality. Please ask if you have any questions.
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Jackie Turner
Counsellor
Ledbury HR8
I’m an experienced counsellor working in a Person-Centred way, using Narrative Therapy alongside other creative ways of working. I have over 16 years experience of working with adults, children, young people and families. I have found that working with compassion and empathy, to support a deeper more embodied understanding of our responses to difficult situations is a powerful and healing way of working for many people and can lead to deep change. I believe that we all have potential for becoming unstuck and that there is always a possibility of listening to ourselves with greater compassion and self-acceptance.
I’m an experienced counsellor working in a Person-Centred way, using Narrative Therapy alongside other creative ways of working. I have over 16 years experience of working with adults, children, young people and families. I have found that working with compassion and empathy, to support a deeper more embodied understanding of our responses to difficult situations is a powerful and healing way of working for many people and can lead to deep change. I believe that we all have potential for becoming unstuck and that there is always a possibility of listening to ourselves with greater compassion and self-acceptance.
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Photo of Lurdes Magalhaes, Counsellor in Ledbury, England
Lurdes Magalhaes
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Ledbury HR8
Life can be hard sometimes and struggling with things in isolation can be a lonely place to be. I offer a space for you to share things that you can’t to anyone else, and know that you won’t be judged. When you sit with me in the therapeutic space, my attention is fully and exclusively for you. I create the space for you to talk and explore your feelings; what may be going on underneath the feelings and how your life experiences have shaped you.
Life can be hard sometimes and struggling with things in isolation can be a lonely place to be. I offer a space for you to share things that you can’t to anyone else, and know that you won’t be judged. When you sit with me in the therapeutic space, my attention is fully and exclusively for you. I create the space for you to talk and explore your feelings; what may be going on underneath the feelings and how your life experiences have shaped you.
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Lou Padian
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ledbury HR8
Hello, my name is Lou and I am passionate about helping people find themselves again. If you are going through a difficult time, don't be alone, we can face whatever you are struggling with together. I listen with an empathic approach offering reflection and support when needed. I understand how challenging life can become and will support you in finding the power to achieve a more satisfying life. I believe everyone deserves to explore their feelings in a safe space feeling heard, understood and respected because I think each individual has their own answers. Enquiring about therapy is the first step to recovery.
Hello, my name is Lou and I am passionate about helping people find themselves again. If you are going through a difficult time, don't be alone, we can face whatever you are struggling with together. I listen with an empathic approach offering reflection and support when needed. I understand how challenging life can become and will support you in finding the power to achieve a more satisfying life. I believe everyone deserves to explore their feelings in a safe space feeling heard, understood and respected because I think each individual has their own answers. Enquiring about therapy is the first step to recovery.
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alp counselling (Alison Pritchard)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ledbury HR8
Deciding to come for counselling can be a big step; it may be something you've been wondering about for some time. Life throws up many situations unexpectedly and we can end up somewhere we never imagined being, unsure what to do next or lacking confidence in ourselves. We may feel our relationships are not working the way we had hoped. Counselling can help with specific issues or with a general sense of having lost yourself through life; not being sure of what you want or struggling with what has happened. The most important factor for successful counselling is finding a counsellor who you feel able to talk to.
Deciding to come for counselling can be a big step; it may be something you've been wondering about for some time. Life throws up many situations unexpectedly and we can end up somewhere we never imagined being, unsure what to do next or lacking confidence in ourselves. We may feel our relationships are not working the way we had hoped. Counselling can help with specific issues or with a general sense of having lost yourself through life; not being sure of what you want or struggling with what has happened. The most important factor for successful counselling is finding a counsellor who you feel able to talk to.
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Photo of Pippa Haverly, Counsellor in Ledbury, England
Pippa Haverly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ledbury HR8
Life can be really complex and often overwhelming, leaving us at times feeling isolated and alone, even when we are surrounded by people. As such there might be many different reasons why people come into counselling. Sometimes the issues we experience have clear causes and explanations and at other times it might feel less obvious and harder therefore to identify. What I would hope to offer you is a place that feels safe, supportive and confidential where you are able to explore whatever it is for you personally that you want to address without fear of judgement and criticism.
Life can be really complex and often overwhelming, leaving us at times feeling isolated and alone, even when we are surrounded by people. As such there might be many different reasons why people come into counselling. Sometimes the issues we experience have clear causes and explanations and at other times it might feel less obvious and harder therefore to identify. What I would hope to offer you is a place that feels safe, supportive and confidential where you are able to explore whatever it is for you personally that you want to address without fear of judgement and criticism.
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Kenneth Evans
Counsellor, BPC
Verified
Ledbury HR8
Everyone needs a little support from time to time. Perhaps you or someone you know feel that you ought to be able to manage your feelings, but are finding them too much at the moment. You may be feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, angry or confused. The demands of work, relationships, families, financial worries, or caring for someone can all make it difficult to cope. You may have experienced loss through bereavement, redundancy, or retirement, or you might be struggling with your sense of identity, self-confidence, health, or direction in home life or at work. You may feel that you are struggling with some other unique issue.
Everyone needs a little support from time to time. Perhaps you or someone you know feel that you ought to be able to manage your feelings, but are finding them too much at the moment. You may be feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, angry or confused. The demands of work, relationships, families, financial worries, or caring for someone can all make it difficult to cope. You may have experienced loss through bereavement, redundancy, or retirement, or you might be struggling with your sense of identity, self-confidence, health, or direction in home life or at work. You may feel that you are struggling with some other unique issue.
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Photo of Rachel Morgan, Psychotherapist in Ledbury, England
Rachel Morgan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Ledbury HR8
The decision to begin therapy is a very individual one that may come about after long and careful consideration, or perhaps be triggered by an event. I appreciate that it is fundamentally a choice for things to change, a bid for greater understanding and a desire for personal growth. I am an accredited adult psychotherapist. I have been attending to mental health and well-being concerns for over 24 years. In this I have accompanied people of different ages and life stages as they address all sorts of issues. These may be specific concerns, demanding circumstances and events, or the desire to be free, more true to themselves.
The decision to begin therapy is a very individual one that may come about after long and careful consideration, or perhaps be triggered by an event. I appreciate that it is fundamentally a choice for things to change, a bid for greater understanding and a desire for personal growth. I am an accredited adult psychotherapist. I have been attending to mental health and well-being concerns for over 24 years. In this I have accompanied people of different ages and life stages as they address all sorts of issues. These may be specific concerns, demanding circumstances and events, or the desire to be free, more true to themselves.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Debbie Keenan Ma. Pg Dip. Pg Dip Cbt. Mbacp (Accred)., Psychotherapist in Ledbury, England
Debbie Keenan Ma. Pg Dip. Pg Dip Cbt. Mbacp (Accred).
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Gloucester GL19
Hello, I am Debbie, an accredited, multi award winning psychotherapist, who has studied psychotherapy for over ten years; I am currently completing a doctorate in psychotherapy. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through obstacles, exploring why these may have arisen, and moving on from them. I know first-hand how daunting going into therapy can be, but even though making that first step is hard, it is undeniably a step towards healing. I offer confidential psychotherapy for children, adults and families, in a non-judgemental and supportive space, where a client can express their feelings.
Hello, I am Debbie, an accredited, multi award winning psychotherapist, who has studied psychotherapy for over ten years; I am currently completing a doctorate in psychotherapy. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through obstacles, exploring why these may have arisen, and moving on from them. I know first-hand how daunting going into therapy can be, but even though making that first step is hard, it is undeniably a step towards healing. I offer confidential psychotherapy for children, adults and families, in a non-judgemental and supportive space, where a client can express their feelings.
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Cognis Psychotherapeutic Ltd
PhD
Gloucester GL19  (Online Only)
Dr Drea is an internationally accomplished psychologist, researcher, coach & counselor. Years of research & practice have resulted in a specialised approach, which rapidly & effectively identifies root causes, to get the desired resultṣ METHOD: To start the process, download one of Dr Drea's self-assessment & screening checklists below. These focus primarily on the criteria for OCD, anxiety and eating disorders. Return by email or simply whatsapp. PROCESS: Each client is personally assessed and their response-sets analysed, a session is scheduled, whereafter a detailed process plan is drafted. OUTcomes: Guaranteed!
Dr Drea is an internationally accomplished psychologist, researcher, coach & counselor. Years of research & practice have resulted in a specialised approach, which rapidly & effectively identifies root causes, to get the desired resultṣ METHOD: To start the process, download one of Dr Drea's self-assessment & screening checklists below. These focus primarily on the criteria for OCD, anxiety and eating disorders. Return by email or simply whatsapp. PROCESS: Each client is personally assessed and their response-sets analysed, a session is scheduled, whereafter a detailed process plan is drafted. OUTcomes: Guaranteed!
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Photo of Hannya Melrose, Psychotherapist in Ledbury, England
Hannya Melrose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Malvern WR13
I have worked for over 15 years as a body-oriented psychotherapist, specialising in prenatal & birth/ attachment issues, sexual trauma, life transitions & crisis. I am also a TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) provider, to support the release of stress from the body/ mind. More recently I have trained to work with women of all ages & life stages around menstrual cycle awareness, the menopause passage & after & I am currently training as a women's transformational coach & facilitator. I feel passionately about supporting women to step into greater self-love, empowerment & fulfillment in all areas of their life.
I have worked for over 15 years as a body-oriented psychotherapist, specialising in prenatal & birth/ attachment issues, sexual trauma, life transitions & crisis. I am also a TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) provider, to support the release of stress from the body/ mind. More recently I have trained to work with women of all ages & life stages around menstrual cycle awareness, the menopause passage & after & I am currently training as a women's transformational coach & facilitator. I feel passionately about supporting women to step into greater self-love, empowerment & fulfillment in all areas of their life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ledbury

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Ledbury who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Bereavement
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
82% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Bupa
50% WPA
25% Other

How Counsellors in Ledbury see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ledbury?

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.