Counselling in Lexden

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Elena Shuturminska
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lexden CO3
I am a Psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
I am a Psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
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Photo of Amanda Elizabeth Hitchin - Colchester Children’s Counselling , MA, BACP, Counsellor
Colchester Children’s Counselling
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexden CO3
As a psychodynamic counsellor with 15 years experience both in the education and NHS sector, I have worked with a range of clinical themes including: trauma, parental illness and terminal illness, anxiety, incontinence, ADHD, absconding, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement and grief, aggression, psychosomatic illness, disassociation disorder, depression, LGBTQ+. This list is not exhaustive to my knowledge and understanding to the many other themes that clients may present with. If you are willing to go on this journey with me and to trust me with your mental health, I will be there to support you every step of the way
As a psychodynamic counsellor with 15 years experience both in the education and NHS sector, I have worked with a range of clinical themes including: trauma, parental illness and terminal illness, anxiety, incontinence, ADHD, absconding, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement and grief, aggression, psychosomatic illness, disassociation disorder, depression, LGBTQ+. This list is not exhaustive to my knowledge and understanding to the many other themes that clients may present with. If you are willing to go on this journey with me and to trust me with your mental health, I will be there to support you every step of the way
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Photo of Laura J Lee, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Laura J Lee
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lexden CO3
I specialise in working with clients facing Stress and Anxiety in their lives. Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming. Anxiety is actually an entirely natural and healthy response to feeling threatened or in danger, a mechanism designed to keep us safe. However, problems can arise when our anxiety response becomes ‘unhealthy’, in some cases it can begin to negatively impact our lives and this is when we may require additional support.
I specialise in working with clients facing Stress and Anxiety in their lives. Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming. Anxiety is actually an entirely natural and healthy response to feeling threatened or in danger, a mechanism designed to keep us safe. However, problems can arise when our anxiety response becomes ‘unhealthy’, in some cases it can begin to negatively impact our lives and this is when we may require additional support.
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Sue Barber
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lexden CO3
Clients describe the space I create as an 'anchor', a caring environment and place of safety. I bring commitment and a positive approach to our work. Together, we will find hope and courage so you can move forward. I am known for being calming, gentle and resilient, creating a safe space for you to explore whatever you may choose to bring. I have an ability to reach out and connect at depth with people who are finding life a struggle, suffering and experiencing sadness. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients at these times, providing support and enabling insight, whilst they work through whatever is hurting them.
Clients describe the space I create as an 'anchor', a caring environment and place of safety. I bring commitment and a positive approach to our work. Together, we will find hope and courage so you can move forward. I am known for being calming, gentle and resilient, creating a safe space for you to explore whatever you may choose to bring. I have an ability to reach out and connect at depth with people who are finding life a struggle, suffering and experiencing sadness. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients at these times, providing support and enabling insight, whilst they work through whatever is hurting them.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Nicola Birchley, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Nicola Birchley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
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Photo of Laura Fulcher, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Laura Fulcher
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
I am taking a sabbatical from the end of May 2024 so will only be offering short term work until then. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for children, young people, parents and adults. Young people can often have worries that they find hard to talk to their parents about. Talking to someone outside the family can often make all the difference. I offer space for parents to talk about their worries and work on their parenting strategies. Sometimes I work with a parent and child together if there are particular relationship issues. I also work with adults for individual problems.
I am taking a sabbatical from the end of May 2024 so will only be offering short term work until then. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for children, young people, parents and adults. Young people can often have worries that they find hard to talk to their parents about. Talking to someone outside the family can often make all the difference. I offer space for parents to talk about their worries and work on their parenting strategies. Sometimes I work with a parent and child together if there are particular relationship issues. I also work with adults for individual problems.
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Photo of Sophie Milburn, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Sophie Milburn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
Hi I'm Sophie. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, looking to make a change in your life? If yes, then I am here for you. I specialise in supporting clients in these areas. We all feel anxious or stressed at some points in our life's, its actually a natural response in certain situations, for example if you are in danger. The problem occurs when it becomes an unnatural response, where you feel like its effecting your life in a negative way. Occurring to often, or when your not in a dangerous situation, this is when you may need additional support.
Hi I'm Sophie. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, looking to make a change in your life? If yes, then I am here for you. I specialise in supporting clients in these areas. We all feel anxious or stressed at some points in our life's, its actually a natural response in certain situations, for example if you are in danger. The problem occurs when it becomes an unnatural response, where you feel like its effecting your life in a negative way. Occurring to often, or when your not in a dangerous situation, this is when you may need additional support.
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Photo of Louise Willis - Cherry Tree CPS, MBACP, Counsellor
Cherry Tree CPS
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
At some points in our lives, we can struggle with overwhelming feelings which can sometimes be especially hard to cope with. Confronting these feelings and seeking therapy can feel like a huge step to take, but is the start of recovery. I am here to give you the space and time to unburden, and work through any issues at your own pace in a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental space.
At some points in our lives, we can struggle with overwhelming feelings which can sometimes be especially hard to cope with. Confronting these feelings and seeking therapy can feel like a huge step to take, but is the start of recovery. I am here to give you the space and time to unburden, and work through any issues at your own pace in a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental space.
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Photo of Sarah Turner, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Sarah Turner
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you find yourself feeling moody and irritable? Maybe you are battling with high levels of anxiety that is ruining your life. Maybe you’re feeling sad and depressed robbing you of enjoyment in your life. Do you experience a range of intense emotions in a short space of time and slow to get back to “normal”? Do you end up having angry outbursts then feel full of regret afterwards? Do your relationships suffer as a result of intense emotions? Have you developed coping strategies that whilst in the moment might help but longer term are causing additional issues?
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you find yourself feeling moody and irritable? Maybe you are battling with high levels of anxiety that is ruining your life. Maybe you’re feeling sad and depressed robbing you of enjoyment in your life. Do you experience a range of intense emotions in a short space of time and slow to get back to “normal”? Do you end up having angry outbursts then feel full of regret afterwards? Do your relationships suffer as a result of intense emotions? Have you developed coping strategies that whilst in the moment might help but longer term are causing additional issues?
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Photo of Paula Jane Isgrove, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Paula Jane Isgrove
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO5
Working with couples and individuals. I appreciate the connection between physical health and psychological well being. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders and trauma especially relating to relationship issues and sexual assault/abuse, sex problems and sex addiction. OCD and hoarding as well as panic disorders are also areas of interest. I have extensive experience of discussing sensitive and intimate topics with people, including issues relating to sexual identity and sexual assault/abuse.
Working with couples and individuals. I appreciate the connection between physical health and psychological well being. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders and trauma especially relating to relationship issues and sexual assault/abuse, sex problems and sex addiction. OCD and hoarding as well as panic disorders are also areas of interest. I have extensive experience of discussing sensitive and intimate topics with people, including issues relating to sexual identity and sexual assault/abuse.
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Photo of Eleanor Cornell, MBACP, Counsellor
Eleanor Cornell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
Hi there, my name is Ellie and I am a Counsellor specializing in trauma and the common coping skills that develop from it's effects. These include the areas of disordered eating, body image issues (including body dysmorphia), addiction (self-medicating to avoid the effects of trauma), being drawn to abusive relationships and patterns of becoming stuck and paralyzed in these damaging dynamics. The heart of my therapeutic work is to help clients discover their authentic self and to gently dis-engage from painful old beliefs they may have internalized from complex and overwhelming environments.
Hi there, my name is Ellie and I am a Counsellor specializing in trauma and the common coping skills that develop from it's effects. These include the areas of disordered eating, body image issues (including body dysmorphia), addiction (self-medicating to avoid the effects of trauma), being drawn to abusive relationships and patterns of becoming stuck and paralyzed in these damaging dynamics. The heart of my therapeutic work is to help clients discover their authentic self and to gently dis-engage from painful old beliefs they may have internalized from complex and overwhelming environments.
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Photo of Katie Carlyon, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Katie Carlyon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Taking those first steps can be daunting and difficult. Sometimes we can feel stuck and unsure where to start, I offer face to face, online or telephone counselling to work through what you are feeling at the moment.
Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Taking those first steps can be daunting and difficult. Sometimes we can feel stuck and unsure where to start, I offer face to face, online or telephone counselling to work through what you are feeling at the moment.
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Ray's Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7
My name is Pamela Raie, I am a counsellor working with many issues specialising in anxiety and relationships. The reason being, these two issues play a part in all the others predominantly. My passion is in all parts of mental health and my specialist areas cover a wide range, this makes my sessions in any area effective. I hold my sessions remotely, however face to face sessions are available in the Chelmsford radius. All my sessions are 1hour, nonjudgmental and confidential.
My name is Pamela Raie, I am a counsellor working with many issues specialising in anxiety and relationships. The reason being, these two issues play a part in all the others predominantly. My passion is in all parts of mental health and my specialist areas cover a wide range, this makes my sessions in any area effective. I hold my sessions remotely, however face to face sessions are available in the Chelmsford radius. All my sessions are 1hour, nonjudgmental and confidential.
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Photo of Hannah Lamont - Hannah Grace Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Hannah Grace Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
How's life going for you? Life can be hard to navigate on your own, sometimes you need that special time, just for you, where you can focus on your hopes for the future, share honestly about disappointments/worries/hurt without shame or judgment. We often carry pain from our past, that is unspoken and unhealed. Have you faced a lifetime of not feeling good enough, and would love to experience a better view of yourself? Facing a relationship breakdown? Maybe you're grieving a deep loss, whether a person or loss of a desire/future hope? This can be a great place to help find yourself again.
How's life going for you? Life can be hard to navigate on your own, sometimes you need that special time, just for you, where you can focus on your hopes for the future, share honestly about disappointments/worries/hurt without shame or judgment. We often carry pain from our past, that is unspoken and unhealed. Have you faced a lifetime of not feeling good enough, and would love to experience a better view of yourself? Facing a relationship breakdown? Maybe you're grieving a deep loss, whether a person or loss of a desire/future hope? This can be a great place to help find yourself again.
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Freedom2Feel Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
As a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor I work closely within the realities each client is living. I hold a strong ethos that every client is unique, irrespective of diagnosis or life challenges, and I believe that every client can find self-acceptance and change through therapy. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within and am bound by their ethical framework, maintaining client autonomy and care at all times. ​
As a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor I work closely within the realities each client is living. I hold a strong ethos that every client is unique, irrespective of diagnosis or life challenges, and I believe that every client can find self-acceptance and change through therapy. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within and am bound by their ethical framework, maintaining client autonomy and care at all times. ​
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John Carini
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6  (Online Only)
My experiences in the counselling world have given me the privilege of working with people of various cultural backgrounds and ages. Assisting others in finding some balance in their lives is an honour, I am very grateful to be able to do such work.
My experiences in the counselling world have given me the privilege of working with people of various cultural backgrounds and ages. Assisting others in finding some balance in their lives is an honour, I am very grateful to be able to do such work.
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Photo of Sarah Leggett - SL Psychology Ltd, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
SL Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
Maybe you are struggling at present to understand why things are the way they are? Sometimes we can all get stuck in patterns of relating, both with ourselves and others, that are not the most helpful or productive. Sometimes this means our relationships might suffer, or our life, career and family choices. Having therapy with an experienced practitioner can help you. Therapy is about building a shared understanding of what you are facing. If you are struggling with trauma, family issues, career issues, relationships, abuse, coping difficulties, I can help. I am also happy working with children and adolescents
Maybe you are struggling at present to understand why things are the way they are? Sometimes we can all get stuck in patterns of relating, both with ourselves and others, that are not the most helpful or productive. Sometimes this means our relationships might suffer, or our life, career and family choices. Having therapy with an experienced practitioner can help you. Therapy is about building a shared understanding of what you are facing. If you are struggling with trauma, family issues, career issues, relationships, abuse, coping difficulties, I can help. I am also happy working with children and adolescents
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Photo of Samantha Jane Morgan, MBACP, Counsellor
Samantha Jane Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
Do you feel overwhelmed, unsafe and lonely? Are you finding elements of your life a struggle and don't know where to turn? Can you no longer see the wood for the trees and have lost direction? Many people lose touch with the person they are supposed to be for many reasons and seek to find their true selves again but may just need a helping hand and support along the way. Counselling can be the first step back to removing the barriers which have kept you lost and help you back on the path you were intended to follow.
Do you feel overwhelmed, unsafe and lonely? Are you finding elements of your life a struggle and don't know where to turn? Can you no longer see the wood for the trees and have lost direction? Many people lose touch with the person they are supposed to be for many reasons and seek to find their true selves again but may just need a helping hand and support along the way. Counselling can be the first step back to removing the barriers which have kept you lost and help you back on the path you were intended to follow.
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Photo of Gill Kitchen, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Gill Kitchen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO2
When life is a challenge and we feel alone or unsupported, it is my belief that we can all find our 'place of peace'. Sometimes we simply need to connect with the 'right person' for a period of time to re-align our thoughts and feelings. If we can calm our inner self we can give ourselves an opportunity to navigate an alternative pathway to the one that we have found ourselves to be on.
When life is a challenge and we feel alone or unsupported, it is my belief that we can all find our 'place of peace'. Sometimes we simply need to connect with the 'right person' for a period of time to re-align our thoughts and feelings. If we can calm our inner self we can give ourselves an opportunity to navigate an alternative pathway to the one that we have found ourselves to be on.
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Angie Smithson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birch CO2
Not accepting new clients
I work with those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. By uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) I work alongside you within the therapeutic relationship, practising new life skills seeking to identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.
I work with those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. By uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) I work alongside you within the therapeutic relationship, practising new life skills seeking to identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lexden

< 10

Counsellors in Lexden who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Divorce
100% Anger Management
100% Family Conflict
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Other

How Counsellors in Lexden see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lexden?

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.