Counselling in Leicester

John Monk-Steel
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 45 years and worked as a psychotherapist since 1986. I specialise in working with those who have suffered Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse. I do also work with people who experience, psychological, emotional and relationship problems.I am a qualified psychotherapist and mental health nurse. I have also integrated energy psychotherapy methods into my work. I am a teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst with psychotherapy specialisation. I am a member of the UKCP and the International Transactional Analyst Association.
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 45 years and worked as a psychotherapist since 1986. I specialise in working with those who have suffered Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse. I do also work with people who experience, psychological, emotional and relationship problems.I am a qualified psychotherapist and mental health nurse. I have also integrated energy psychotherapy methods into my work. I am a teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst with psychotherapy specialisation. I am a member of the UKCP and the International Transactional Analyst Association.
0116 478 4038 View 0116 478 4038
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Rick Hall
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Our relationship is key. I aim to get to know you over time, but for now, here's a bit about me so you can decide whether to make contact. My practice - www.blokecounselling.com - is for anyone who finds it easier to talk with a bloke. It also describes my style: straight-talking and free from buzzwords. Together, we can explore / understand what’s happened to you and the impact this might have had (rather than be told what’s 'wrong' with you). I've worked in The City (with lots of time in former Soviet Union) and was once described as a corporate, rugby-playing, beer-swilling pig. There's clearly a gentler side to me though.
Our relationship is key. I aim to get to know you over time, but for now, here's a bit about me so you can decide whether to make contact. My practice - www.blokecounselling.com - is for anyone who finds it easier to talk with a bloke. It also describes my style: straight-talking and free from buzzwords. Together, we can explore / understand what’s happened to you and the impact this might have had (rather than be told what’s 'wrong' with you). I've worked in The City (with lots of time in former Soviet Union) and was once described as a corporate, rugby-playing, beer-swilling pig. There's clearly a gentler side to me though.
07783 118254 View 07783 118254
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Donna Haswell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
Hi, If you're overwhelmed with life right now, I can help you find a sense of peace within. Im a compassionate soul, offering you a confidential space to speak your truth & explore what has bought you here. Whether its anxiety, stress, relationship issues, low mood, loss, past trauma/s or just struggling with life right now, counselling can help. If you want to feel more motivated, positive, calm and clear about who you are and where your going in life or make peace with your situation; I will listen without judgement helping you to find your answers. Any questions are most welcome, I aim to reply within 24hrs.
Hi, If you're overwhelmed with life right now, I can help you find a sense of peace within. Im a compassionate soul, offering you a confidential space to speak your truth & explore what has bought you here. Whether its anxiety, stress, relationship issues, low mood, loss, past trauma/s or just struggling with life right now, counselling can help. If you want to feel more motivated, positive, calm and clear about who you are and where your going in life or make peace with your situation; I will listen without judgement helping you to find your answers. Any questions are most welcome, I aim to reply within 24hrs.
0116 502 3534 View 0116 502 3534
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Richard Murray
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
It can be really tough to actually talk about what is going on for you. Sometimes we feel shame or fear at the prospect of sharing these feelings. Sometimes there just aren't words for those feelings. I offer a space in which whatever you wish to talk about is fine. I am not easily shocked! Our time spent together will involve creating a safe space in which you can explore whatever it is that you want or need. I like to hold a space where I embrace that everybody is unique and that nobody is "perfect." I also understand the drive to achieve that perfection and how difficult it can be balancing the two.
It can be really tough to actually talk about what is going on for you. Sometimes we feel shame or fear at the prospect of sharing these feelings. Sometimes there just aren't words for those feelings. I offer a space in which whatever you wish to talk about is fine. I am not easily shocked! Our time spent together will involve creating a safe space in which you can explore whatever it is that you want or need. I like to hold a space where I embrace that everybody is unique and that nobody is "perfect." I also understand the drive to achieve that perfection and how difficult it can be balancing the two.
0116 497 6823 View 0116 497 6823
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Sarah Nicholson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
All of us, at times, can find life a bit tough. Whether its events that we are struggling with in the here and now or past issues that are still holding us back. Sometimes we can feel "stuck" in life and struggle to decide which road to take, having the space to talk through your problems confidentially with an understanding, non-judgmental and empathic professional can prove invaluable. Whether you are an individual or a couple who would like to improve your relationship, having a safe haven where you can explore the past and work towards a brighter future can make all the difference to your quality of life.
All of us, at times, can find life a bit tough. Whether its events that we are struggling with in the here and now or past issues that are still holding us back. Sometimes we can feel "stuck" in life and struggle to decide which road to take, having the space to talk through your problems confidentially with an understanding, non-judgmental and empathic professional can prove invaluable. Whether you are an individual or a couple who would like to improve your relationship, having a safe haven where you can explore the past and work towards a brighter future can make all the difference to your quality of life.
0116 464 9489 View 0116 464 9489
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Celia Allan - Rothley Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
Hello, I’m Celia, I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Rothley, Leicestershire. People seek therapy for many different reasons: depression, anxiety, loss/grief, or facing a major life-changing event. Perhaps you are experiencing family/relationship issues or problems involving money or work difficulties. Maybe you or a relative has been diagnosed with cancer. Whatever your reason rest assured that I am here to support you along the way and to help you to get your life back on track. Sometimes help in the form of professional support can be just what is needed. My aim is for you to feel heard in a safe space.
Hello, I’m Celia, I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Rothley, Leicestershire. People seek therapy for many different reasons: depression, anxiety, loss/grief, or facing a major life-changing event. Perhaps you are experiencing family/relationship issues or problems involving money or work difficulties. Maybe you or a relative has been diagnosed with cancer. Whatever your reason rest assured that I am here to support you along the way and to help you to get your life back on track. Sometimes help in the form of professional support can be just what is needed. My aim is for you to feel heard in a safe space.
0116 497 7062 View 0116 497 7062
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Jeanette Payne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE19
I provide sensitive caring counselling specialising in relationship issues, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I offer an affordable flexible service with daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. My counselling practice is called Solace Counselling and is situated on School Lane in Narborough, LE19, close to Narborough train station, not far from Fosse Park and the motorway network and it has plenty of parking. Nestled down a quiet and charming village lane, Solace Counselling offers a peaceful, confidential sanctuary a place of safety where you can feel at ease to talk openly in a supportive, relaxed environment.
I provide sensitive caring counselling specialising in relationship issues, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I offer an affordable flexible service with daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. My counselling practice is called Solace Counselling and is situated on School Lane in Narborough, LE19, close to Narborough train station, not far from Fosse Park and the motorway network and it has plenty of parking. Nestled down a quiet and charming village lane, Solace Counselling offers a peaceful, confidential sanctuary a place of safety where you can feel at ease to talk openly in a supportive, relaxed environment.
0116 464 9813 View 0116 464 9813
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Cara Cramp, MBACP at Freedom Creative Arts Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
Hello, my name is Cara, I’m a Creative Arts Therapist and a qualified Clinical Supervisor. Maybe your child/teenager is acting out and you just don’t know what to do next, maybe they’ve been through a difficult experience recently or in the past and need some help processing what happened to them. I’ve worked with many children and I want to be able to offer your child a safe and confidential environment to explore what is going on for them right now They can then begin to feel better about themselves and continue to have the positive experiences from life that they deserve.
Hello, my name is Cara, I’m a Creative Arts Therapist and a qualified Clinical Supervisor. Maybe your child/teenager is acting out and you just don’t know what to do next, maybe they’ve been through a difficult experience recently or in the past and need some help processing what happened to them. I’ve worked with many children and I want to be able to offer your child a safe and confidential environment to explore what is going on for them right now They can then begin to feel better about themselves and continue to have the positive experiences from life that they deserve.
01455 243634 View 01455 243634
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Garry Rollins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
Hello. I am a trained and qualified therapist and counsellor, working within a whole range of issues, especially focusing on clients with hard to address issues. My priority is providing a safe, professional and yet friendly service. Whatever issues you have, give me a call and we can talk and I can let you know whether I am honestly able to help.
Hello. I am a trained and qualified therapist and counsellor, working within a whole range of issues, especially focusing on clients with hard to address issues. My priority is providing a safe, professional and yet friendly service. Whatever issues you have, give me a call and we can talk and I can let you know whether I am honestly able to help.
0116 326 2879 View 0116 326 2879
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Cecilia O'Hare
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE5
We live in anxiety provoking society and yet we want to thrive not just survive. How to manage stress and disappointment from our distressing environment is very critical on our daily basis. I believe we have all our innate power to grow and achieve things we want to through our self reflection.
We live in anxiety provoking society and yet we want to thrive not just survive. How to manage stress and disappointment from our distressing environment is very critical on our daily basis. I believe we have all our innate power to grow and achieve things we want to through our self reflection.
0116 216 4865 View 0116 216 4865
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Sheereen Sidat
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."unknown. There are many different reasons to seek out counselling - whatever your reason, I aim to provide a safe, confidential space and time that is yours. A place for you to talk and be heard, to explore, to imagine, to feel and express without judgement. A place where you are not alone in your journey, but have someone alongside you to support you and honour your unique life experiences.
"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."unknown. There are many different reasons to seek out counselling - whatever your reason, I aim to provide a safe, confidential space and time that is yours. A place for you to talk and be heard, to explore, to imagine, to feel and express without judgement. A place where you are not alone in your journey, but have someone alongside you to support you and honour your unique life experiences.
0116 464 9410 View 0116 464 9410
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Caitlyn St John
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Caitlyn. I know how overwhelming the search for a therapist can be - especially when life can already feel overwhelming. Many people turn to therapy because they are struggling with depression and anxiety, processing a loss, wanting to understand themselves better, longing to shift areas of stuckness, living with relational difficulties, or experiencing the aftermath of trauma. Therapy can be a place to engage with your story, be met in your pain, understand your patterns of relating, and feel seen.
Hi, I'm Caitlyn. I know how overwhelming the search for a therapist can be - especially when life can already feel overwhelming. Many people turn to therapy because they are struggling with depression and anxiety, processing a loss, wanting to understand themselves better, longing to shift areas of stuckness, living with relational difficulties, or experiencing the aftermath of trauma. Therapy can be a place to engage with your story, be met in your pain, understand your patterns of relating, and feel seen.
0116 502 3637 View 0116 502 3637
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Mentalhealthfitness.Org
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, my name is Kerrie Riley. I am a registered counsellor (psychotherapists) working in Leicester, Leicestershire. I am a accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I started my career in counselling, because I have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of others and  believe anyone can benefit from a supportive and genuine relationship. I am confident in working with a variety of age groups over 16yrs, and from different cultures or ethnicities. I pride myself in working with the LGBTQIA+ and ethnically diverse communities.
Hello, my name is Kerrie Riley. I am a registered counsellor (psychotherapists) working in Leicester, Leicestershire. I am a accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I started my career in counselling, because I have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of others and  believe anyone can benefit from a supportive and genuine relationship. I am confident in working with a variety of age groups over 16yrs, and from different cultures or ethnicities. I pride myself in working with the LGBTQIA+ and ethnically diverse communities.
0116 464 9722 View 0116 464 9722
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Dr Natalie Almond
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping people understand the difficulties they are facing and supporting them to make changes to live the life they want to lead. I am a clinical psychologist and have 10 years experience working in the NHS and privately with adults and older adults. My training and experience mean that I can offer psychological assessment and therapy that is tailored to your individual needs. I can help you with difficulties including (but not limited to) stress, burnout, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/ loss, and adjustment to life-events and transitions.
I am passionate about helping people understand the difficulties they are facing and supporting them to make changes to live the life they want to lead. I am a clinical psychologist and have 10 years experience working in the NHS and privately with adults and older adults. My training and experience mean that I can offer psychological assessment and therapy that is tailored to your individual needs. I can help you with difficulties including (but not limited to) stress, burnout, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/ loss, and adjustment to life-events and transitions.
0116 502 3602 View 0116 502 3602
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CaringWithCompassion Addiction & Trauma Specialist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
Offering specialist level therapy and treatment to address underlying reason's behind addiction to drug & alcohol. Working through emotional & psychological trauma, anxiety and depression. Working through the pain and suffering of addiction to improve one's quality of life. Helping clients reach their goals. Counselling allows clients to overcome triggers and take the positive steps in their recovery journey. Working on relapse prevention techniques. Challenging negative or unhelpful thought processes that may cause replace. Talking through behaviour change techniques, assessing health risks and tackling cravings and obstacles.
Offering specialist level therapy and treatment to address underlying reason's behind addiction to drug & alcohol. Working through emotional & psychological trauma, anxiety and depression. Working through the pain and suffering of addiction to improve one's quality of life. Helping clients reach their goals. Counselling allows clients to overcome triggers and take the positive steps in their recovery journey. Working on relapse prevention techniques. Challenging negative or unhelpful thought processes that may cause replace. Talking through behaviour change techniques, assessing health risks and tackling cravings and obstacles.
0116 497 1948 View 0116 497 1948
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Lauren Atkinson Feel Free Play Therapy
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Lauren and I'm a fully qualified Play Therapist. Play is a child's natural language: it speaks the worries and feelings too confusing for words. Where adults may speak about their worries and problems, children can express themselves through play long before they can articulate thoughts and feelings through the complexities of language. Often they do not know the words to describe their internal world but are ready to share it with opportunities through play and creative arts. Play builds trust, tells stories and takes us on brave adventures to wonderful places of safety, hope and happiness.
Hi I'm Lauren and I'm a fully qualified Play Therapist. Play is a child's natural language: it speaks the worries and feelings too confusing for words. Where adults may speak about their worries and problems, children can express themselves through play long before they can articulate thoughts and feelings through the complexities of language. Often they do not know the words to describe their internal world but are ready to share it with opportunities through play and creative arts. Play builds trust, tells stories and takes us on brave adventures to wonderful places of safety, hope and happiness.
0116 502 3242 View 0116 502 3242
Photo of Netifnet Arthur-Hawkes, MBACP, Counsellor
Netifnet Arthur-Hawkes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Have you ever wished you could say how you really felt, and that someone would take the time to listen to you? Perhaps you have kept your thoughts and feelings to yourself through fear of being put down, judged, or laughed at? Or maybe you put your problems aside because you feel the other person is more important? Counselling is the opportunity to sort your thoughts; gives you time to work out what you really feel, the space to consider your options, and decide what you feel is best for you. People come for different reasons, but all wish the same outcomes; to be heard, be understood, feel better and find ways to enjoy their life.
Have you ever wished you could say how you really felt, and that someone would take the time to listen to you? Perhaps you have kept your thoughts and feelings to yourself through fear of being put down, judged, or laughed at? Or maybe you put your problems aside because you feel the other person is more important? Counselling is the opportunity to sort your thoughts; gives you time to work out what you really feel, the space to consider your options, and decide what you feel is best for you. People come for different reasons, but all wish the same outcomes; to be heard, be understood, feel better and find ways to enjoy their life.
07444 001625 View 07444 001625
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Melia May Therapy - Sensi Walters
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Leicester LE3
Sensi Walters - Award Finalist in the Woman Award 2023 for Outstanding Female Leader in a Market Town Welcome to a transformative space dedicated to your well-being and personal growth. I am honoured to be recognized as an award finalist in the Woman Award 2023 for Outstanding Female Leader. As a dedicated counsellor, I bring my passion for empowerment and expertise in a range of mental health areas to support you on your journey toward a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Sensi Walters - Award Finalist in the Woman Award 2023 for Outstanding Female Leader in a Market Town Welcome to a transformative space dedicated to your well-being and personal growth. I am honoured to be recognized as an award finalist in the Woman Award 2023 for Outstanding Female Leader. As a dedicated counsellor, I bring my passion for empowerment and expertise in a range of mental health areas to support you on your journey toward a healthier and more fulfilling life.
0116 216 2687 View 0116 216 2687
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Emma Louise Jacques
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
I am a person centered and psychodynamic counsellor incorporating CBT and solution focused creative techniques such as art therapy, guided imagery and visualisation, meditation and the Rewind technique (for trauma). I offer therapy to couples, young people, adults and families.
I am a person centered and psychodynamic counsellor incorporating CBT and solution focused creative techniques such as art therapy, guided imagery and visualisation, meditation and the Rewind technique (for trauma). I offer therapy to couples, young people, adults and families.
01455 247617 View 01455 247617
Photo of Joe Moore, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Joe Moore
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Welcome to my webpage. I'm pleased that you are here. I want to be able to help you in any way that I can. Would you like to feel better about yourself? Do you want to move forward in your life? I may use counselling to help provide a safe, judgement-free space where you can open up and explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the worries and dilemmas within your life. Or I may use Cognitive Behaviour therapy to help lift your mood by restarting positive activities, gain control of your thoughts or help you to face your fears so that you regain a sense of achievement within your life.
Welcome to my webpage. I'm pleased that you are here. I want to be able to help you in any way that I can. Would you like to feel better about yourself? Do you want to move forward in your life? I may use counselling to help provide a safe, judgement-free space where you can open up and explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the worries and dilemmas within your life. Or I may use Cognitive Behaviour therapy to help lift your mood by restarting positive activities, gain control of your thoughts or help you to face your fears so that you regain a sense of achievement within your life.
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See more therapy options for Leicester

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Leicester

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Leicester who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Stress
85% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
46% AXA PPP
46% Vitality

How Counsellors in Leicester see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leicester?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.