Counselling in Leicester

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Emma Crocker Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. Or, you may know what’s wrong, but not necessarily how to go about changing it. Everyone is different, and I utilise my skills and training to approach counselling in a collaborative way. I provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential, therapeutic space where we can better understand what’s going on for you and explore ways to create or restore balance in your life. A great deal of my practice is focused on relationships (with ourselves and others- including our relationships with the things and people we turn to- substances, eating disorders, self- harm etc).
Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. Or, you may know what’s wrong, but not necessarily how to go about changing it. Everyone is different, and I utilise my skills and training to approach counselling in a collaborative way. I provide a non-judgemental, safe, confidential, therapeutic space where we can better understand what’s going on for you and explore ways to create or restore balance in your life. A great deal of my practice is focused on relationships (with ourselves and others- including our relationships with the things and people we turn to- substances, eating disorders, self- harm etc).
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Andrew Charles Lincoln
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE6
Hello, I am Andy Lincoln and I have many years experience in helping a wide range of people to work though their personal dilemmas and difficulties. I help my clients through building trusting relationships. Many people find that a confidential space to talk through difficult issues helps them make sense of the past and to disentangle it from the present. I can help with depression, anxiety, early trauma, relationship difficulties, anger management and other personal issues as well as helping to change problematic behavior's and help build self-awareness and personal understanding.
Hello, I am Andy Lincoln and I have many years experience in helping a wide range of people to work though their personal dilemmas and difficulties. I help my clients through building trusting relationships. Many people find that a confidential space to talk through difficult issues helps them make sense of the past and to disentangle it from the present. I can help with depression, anxiety, early trauma, relationship difficulties, anger management and other personal issues as well as helping to change problematic behavior's and help build self-awareness and personal understanding.
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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.
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Lucy Johnson
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
I am an HCPC Registered Creative Arts Therapist and Lifespan integration therapist. I am also a highly experienced trainer. I have over 16 years experience working with children and families in crisis. I have provided support and therapy to children and adults who have experienced sexual, emotional and domestic abuse. I specialise in Trauma, Attachment and PTSD. I offer brief therapy as well as long term support and come from a very humanistic approach. I work with children from the age of 3+ and I also offer family therapy.
I am an HCPC Registered Creative Arts Therapist and Lifespan integration therapist. I am also a highly experienced trainer. I have over 16 years experience working with children and families in crisis. I have provided support and therapy to children and adults who have experienced sexual, emotional and domestic abuse. I specialise in Trauma, Attachment and PTSD. I offer brief therapy as well as long term support and come from a very humanistic approach. I work with children from the age of 3+ and I also offer family therapy.
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Jo Flynn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
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Jo Pitfield
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello. I am a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I believe that everyone is unique, and my approach is holistic, considering the mind, body, and spirit. My integration of other theories enables work with early development and relational experiences, which I believe greatly contributes to who we are. This approach allows the flexibility to adapt to an individual’s needs, allowing me to provide the support for growth and change.
Hello. I am a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I believe that everyone is unique, and my approach is holistic, considering the mind, body, and spirit. My integration of other theories enables work with early development and relational experiences, which I believe greatly contributes to who we are. This approach allows the flexibility to adapt to an individual’s needs, allowing me to provide the support for growth and change.
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Cat Buchan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
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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.
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Sarah Ford - Limetree Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE7
My name is Sarah and I am a BACP registered therapist working in Queniborough. Therapy can provide space to gain clarity, insight and to move forwards. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental ear and space to process at a pace that is right for you. I offer individual counselling to address all sorts of difficulties which include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, panic, unwanted thoughts, family and relationship problems, divorce, bereavement, past issues, childhood abuse, addiction, confidence issues.  However, some people don’t know why they are feeling the way they do and sometimes just don’t feel right.
My name is Sarah and I am a BACP registered therapist working in Queniborough. Therapy can provide space to gain clarity, insight and to move forwards. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental ear and space to process at a pace that is right for you. I offer individual counselling to address all sorts of difficulties which include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, panic, unwanted thoughts, family and relationship problems, divorce, bereavement, past issues, childhood abuse, addiction, confidence issues.  However, some people don’t know why they are feeling the way they do and sometimes just don’t feel right.
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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.
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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.
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Mary T Shipton
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE19
Have you been struggling through life, feeling overwhelmed and wishing you had someone to talk to? It could just be a general sense of feeling down or more deep-rooted feelings of loneliness, anxiety, stress and depression. If this is you then talking to a trained therapist presents the opportunity for you to explore your issues. My beliefs are that it is important to recognise that no two people’s journeys are the same and because of this I utilise my skills and training to tailor counselling sessions.
Have you been struggling through life, feeling overwhelmed and wishing you had someone to talk to? It could just be a general sense of feeling down or more deep-rooted feelings of loneliness, anxiety, stress and depression. If this is you then talking to a trained therapist presents the opportunity for you to explore your issues. My beliefs are that it is important to recognise that no two people’s journeys are the same and because of this I utilise my skills and training to tailor counselling sessions.
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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.
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Dr Sarah Simmonds
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the NHS and Director of The Leicestershire Psychology Service in private practice. I have over 20 years experience offering clinical psychology services to adults with mental health difficulties. I specialise in complex trauma, shame, self esteem and anxiety. I am the Lead for Leicestershire NHS Urgent Care Psychology and developing trauma informed care.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the NHS and Director of The Leicestershire Psychology Service in private practice. I have over 20 years experience offering clinical psychology services to adults with mental health difficulties. I specialise in complex trauma, shame, self esteem and anxiety. I am the Lead for Leicestershire NHS Urgent Care Psychology and developing trauma informed care.
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Farah Hussain
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE5
Your desire for an improvement in a particular area of your life has brought you to this page. And whatever you desire more of... whether it's more connection, love and ease in your relationships; more clarity, confidence and self-esteem or simply more peace, balance, and optimism in your life - you're in the right place. I’d love to help you discover a new and positive way forward so that you can step into your powerful potential and have the life and relationships that your heart truly desires. You can find out more about my psychotherapy, couples therapy and relationship coaching services on my website: www.farahhussain.com.
Your desire for an improvement in a particular area of your life has brought you to this page. And whatever you desire more of... whether it's more connection, love and ease in your relationships; more clarity, confidence and self-esteem or simply more peace, balance, and optimism in your life - you're in the right place. I’d love to help you discover a new and positive way forward so that you can step into your powerful potential and have the life and relationships that your heart truly desires. You can find out more about my psychotherapy, couples therapy and relationship coaching services on my website: www.farahhussain.com.
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Dr Jodie Goddard
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
Hello, my name is Jodie and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am happy to talk through any presenting difficulties you may be experiencing; we can discuss what support you would like and how we may work together. I provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of emotional difficulties. I am experienced in working with clients across the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults and I have been trained to a high standard of expertise in a range of therapeutic models. I have over 12 years experience working in the NHS and private sector organisations.
Hello, my name is Jodie and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am happy to talk through any presenting difficulties you may be experiencing; we can discuss what support you would like and how we may work together. I provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of emotional difficulties. I am experienced in working with clients across the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults and I have been trained to a high standard of expertise in a range of therapeutic models. I have over 12 years experience working in the NHS and private sector organisations.
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Dr Samantha Lewis: ADHD and Autism specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked exclusively in the area of adult Autism (previously known as Asperger’s syndrome) and ADHD for over 20 years, both in the NHS and in private practice. People I see pursue an assessment as they are experiencing difficulties in their lives and wonder if it may be due to Autism and / or ADHD. I complete comprehensive, detailed diagnostic assessments which provide understanding and meaning and help people find ways to manage areas they are struggling with.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked exclusively in the area of adult Autism (previously known as Asperger’s syndrome) and ADHD for over 20 years, both in the NHS and in private practice. People I see pursue an assessment as they are experiencing difficulties in their lives and wonder if it may be due to Autism and / or ADHD. I complete comprehensive, detailed diagnostic assessments which provide understanding and meaning and help people find ways to manage areas they are struggling with.
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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.
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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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Adrian Ward
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE3
Thank you for looking at my profile. I know that taking the first steps towards accessing talking therapy can be nerve-wracking and overwhelming. I aim to offer clients a welcoming, safe space in which they can explore their feelings without feeling judged. In this space we can work together to make some sense of how your world is and how you might like to change things, to feel happier, more fulfilled, safer, less overwhelmed or something else. I initially suggest 2 assessment sessions where you can gauge whether I feel like the right person for you to work with and I can assess whether I have the appropriate skills to help you.
Thank you for looking at my profile. I know that taking the first steps towards accessing talking therapy can be nerve-wracking and overwhelming. I aim to offer clients a welcoming, safe space in which they can explore their feelings without feeling judged. In this space we can work together to make some sense of how your world is and how you might like to change things, to feel happier, more fulfilled, safer, less overwhelmed or something else. I initially suggest 2 assessment sessions where you can gauge whether I feel like the right person for you to work with and I can assess whether I have the appropriate skills to help you.
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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.