Counselling in Lifton

Photo of Kate Howells, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Kate Howells
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lifton PL16
Are you looking for a counsellor because you are feeling stuck and unable to stop behaving in unhelpful old patterns? You may have an idea of how you would like to be, but don’t know how to get there. You may find it hard to fit in and connect to people, feeling that everyone else is doing it better. You may be finding it hard to accept yourself as you are and be wondering what you have to offer. Anxiety and depression make it difficult to move away from this place. If you are on the autistic spectrum, these problems can be magnified. Finding a way out of this on your own can seem impossible.
Are you looking for a counsellor because you are feeling stuck and unable to stop behaving in unhelpful old patterns? You may have an idea of how you would like to be, but don’t know how to get there. You may find it hard to fit in and connect to people, feeling that everyone else is doing it better. You may be finding it hard to accept yourself as you are and be wondering what you have to offer. Anxiety and depression make it difficult to move away from this place. If you are on the autistic spectrum, these problems can be magnified. Finding a way out of this on your own can seem impossible.
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Photo of Michaela Pain, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Michaela Pain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lifton PL16
Hi, I’m Michaela. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I work online or from my bases in Tavistock and Lifton, Devon. If you are 18 years old or over and you are struggling to manage in your everyday life because of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief, or other situation, please get in touch. Choosing a counsellor at such a time can be difficult and confusing. I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore the things that concern you. Talking helps.
Hi, I’m Michaela. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I work online or from my bases in Tavistock and Lifton, Devon. If you are 18 years old or over and you are struggling to manage in your everyday life because of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief, or other situation, please get in touch. Choosing a counsellor at such a time can be difficult and confusing. I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore the things that concern you. Talking helps.
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Photo of Emma White, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Emma White
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Tavistock PL19
I offer an intuitive, integrative approach to meet your individual needs. I have experience in working with trauma & can offer body centred therapy to provide stability & provide safe & effective therapy. Simply being with with someone who is listening, deeply to what you are saying, can be a hugely supportive experience. We always simply start with where you are now, and work together, even when things are difficult, to find ways to move forward. Enabling you to live life more fully, with an increased sense of freedom & choice.
I offer an intuitive, integrative approach to meet your individual needs. I have experience in working with trauma & can offer body centred therapy to provide stability & provide safe & effective therapy. Simply being with with someone who is listening, deeply to what you are saying, can be a hugely supportive experience. We always simply start with where you are now, and work together, even when things are difficult, to find ways to move forward. Enabling you to live life more fully, with an increased sense of freedom & choice.
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Photo of Clarity Counselling Cornwall, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Clarity Counselling Cornwall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Callington PL17  (Online Only)
Hi. My name is Dan. Most of us seem to spend lots of our time thinking (or maybe worrying?) about our past, or envisioning our future. The difficult truth however is that in actuality the only genuine experience of life we can have is here, now, in the present moment. When we talk about our thoughts and feelings, our relationship to them changes. It's not magic. My role is simply to listen to you with compassion, without judgement, and perhaps help you to hear yourself differently, in the “safe space” of a confidential and (when it works) unique relationship. You are and can only ever possibly be the greatest expert on you.
Hi. My name is Dan. Most of us seem to spend lots of our time thinking (or maybe worrying?) about our past, or envisioning our future. The difficult truth however is that in actuality the only genuine experience of life we can have is here, now, in the present moment. When we talk about our thoughts and feelings, our relationship to them changes. It's not magic. My role is simply to listen to you with compassion, without judgement, and perhaps help you to hear yourself differently, in the “safe space” of a confidential and (when it works) unique relationship. You are and can only ever possibly be the greatest expert on you.
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Photo of Dr Sophie Louise Mayhew, Psychologist in Lifton, England
Dr Sophie Louise Mayhew
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Tavistock PL19
Not accepting new clients
UK wide service. Do you feel tired of your self criticism? Does it bring you down or create worry? I can help you develop a different relationship with yourself. One that will help you move forward in life with courage, wisdom and warmth.
UK wide service. Do you feel tired of your self criticism? Does it bring you down or create worry? I can help you develop a different relationship with yourself. One that will help you move forward in life with courage, wisdom and warmth.
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Photo of Karen Toms, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Karen Toms
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tavistock PL19
Are you at a life crossroads? Weighed down by anxiety and/or depression? Or struggling with low esteem, confidence issues or career difficulties? Clients often come to me having spent a long time feeling below par. They may have struggled with physical as well as mental ill health and found it hard to make consistent change. I will provide a calm safe space where you can feel fully supported to talk about issues that are challenging you, have difficult conversations and share tears and laughter. I will support you to decide how you want to move forwards and help you put in place initiatives to create lasting positive change.
Are you at a life crossroads? Weighed down by anxiety and/or depression? Or struggling with low esteem, confidence issues or career difficulties? Clients often come to me having spent a long time feeling below par. They may have struggled with physical as well as mental ill health and found it hard to make consistent change. I will provide a calm safe space where you can feel fully supported to talk about issues that are challenging you, have difficult conversations and share tears and laughter. I will support you to decide how you want to move forwards and help you put in place initiatives to create lasting positive change.
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Photo of Jayne Anne Chugg, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Jayne Anne Chugg
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Tavistock PL19
Hello my name is Jayne, I am an experienced counsellor since 2007, live and work around the Plymouth area, i offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice and would consider home visits and offer telephone calls and zoom. As a private practioner my experience has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of issues, what i can offer is a safe space and a listening ear for you to come and explore any personal experienced issues/problems that may be effecting you at this time in a relaxed confidential manner. My background is working in a care sector with acute/mental health and autism with children and adults for.
Hello my name is Jayne, I am an experienced counsellor since 2007, live and work around the Plymouth area, i offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice and would consider home visits and offer telephone calls and zoom. As a private practioner my experience has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of issues, what i can offer is a safe space and a listening ear for you to come and explore any personal experienced issues/problems that may be effecting you at this time in a relaxed confidential manner. My background is working in a care sector with acute/mental health and autism with children and adults for.
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Photo of Fran Dewdney, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Fran Dewdney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tavistock PL19
Losing someone close to you can be one of the hardest things you will experience in your life. Leaving you feeling isolated, lost and as if life will never be the same again. I have lots of experience of working with clients who are struggling in their grief to help them come to terms with what has happened, make sense of how they feel and look forward to their future. I have particular experience supporting women and their partners who have had pregnancy related grief/crisis from working within a Plymouth based charity for six years.
Losing someone close to you can be one of the hardest things you will experience in your life. Leaving you feeling isolated, lost and as if life will never be the same again. I have lots of experience of working with clients who are struggling in their grief to help them come to terms with what has happened, make sense of how they feel and look forward to their future. I have particular experience supporting women and their partners who have had pregnancy related grief/crisis from working within a Plymouth based charity for six years.
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Photo of Michelle Beard, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Michelle Beard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL15
As a fully qualified person-centred counsellor within the heart of Newquay, Cornwall, I can provide you with the time and space to talk openly in a confidential environment. Whether you are seeking counselling to talk about your depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or perhaps just want someone from outside of your life to listen. I will provide a space that is non-judgmental and through empathy and congruence we can build a therapeutic relationship, for us to be able to reflect back on some of the issues that you're experiencing.
As a fully qualified person-centred counsellor within the heart of Newquay, Cornwall, I can provide you with the time and space to talk openly in a confidential environment. Whether you are seeking counselling to talk about your depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or perhaps just want someone from outside of your life to listen. I will provide a space that is non-judgmental and through empathy and congruence we can build a therapeutic relationship, for us to be able to reflect back on some of the issues that you're experiencing.
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Photo of Lori Thackham, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Lori Thackham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Tavistock PL19
Welcome - I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling for anxiety, depression and trauma to adults and young people. I am experienced in supporting people to understand themselves better; work through life experiences; identify needs and how to get them met in ways that support a greater sense of wellbeing. I can help to empower you to find your own answers to life's problems. I work flexibly to help you in your process of gaining clarity and deeper understanding, enabling you to find solutions and make decisions to move forward in your life. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor.
Welcome - I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling for anxiety, depression and trauma to adults and young people. I am experienced in supporting people to understand themselves better; work through life experiences; identify needs and how to get them met in ways that support a greater sense of wellbeing. I can help to empower you to find your own answers to life's problems. I work flexibly to help you in your process of gaining clarity and deeper understanding, enabling you to find solutions and make decisions to move forward in your life. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor.
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Photo of Soul at Heart Counselling / Lorraine Anderson, Psychotherapist in Lifton, England
Soul at Heart Counselling / Lorraine Anderson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tavistock PL19
Therapy offers a private and sacred space to think, feel and experience your true self. It explores your needs and processes feelings as they arise, and from this comes a new clarity of awareness. I sometimes think of it as coming out of the dark woods and into the light. This transformation of the self takes place at first within the therapeutic relationship. Being listened to unfolds a discovery of new insights, which activates the development of inner strength, resilience, resolve, and purpose, as it gradually releases you from the felt wounds you have been carrying, such as anger, confusion, sadness, grief, regret or loss.
Therapy offers a private and sacred space to think, feel and experience your true self. It explores your needs and processes feelings as they arise, and from this comes a new clarity of awareness. I sometimes think of it as coming out of the dark woods and into the light. This transformation of the self takes place at first within the therapeutic relationship. Being listened to unfolds a discovery of new insights, which activates the development of inner strength, resilience, resolve, and purpose, as it gradually releases you from the felt wounds you have been carrying, such as anger, confusion, sadness, grief, regret or loss.
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Photo of Lynda Almond, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Lynda Almond
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tavistock PL19
Hello and welcome, I am qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP as well as being an Accredited Member of the NCS. I am also a hypnotherapist, life coach and offer meditation and mindfulness as a part of my work. I am currently undertaking a MSc in Contemporary Psychosexual Therapy and work with clients with sexual dysfunction and issues. Currently I offer these sessions at a reduced rate whilst I am completing my MSc. In addition I am undertaking a CPCAB approved Level 5 in Sex Addiction or complusive sexual behaviours, focusing on sex, porn and love addition.
Hello and welcome, I am qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP as well as being an Accredited Member of the NCS. I am also a hypnotherapist, life coach and offer meditation and mindfulness as a part of my work. I am currently undertaking a MSc in Contemporary Psychosexual Therapy and work with clients with sexual dysfunction and issues. Currently I offer these sessions at a reduced rate whilst I am completing my MSc. In addition I am undertaking a CPCAB approved Level 5 in Sex Addiction or complusive sexual behaviours, focusing on sex, porn and love addition.
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Photo of Jamie Mark Thomas Styler, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Jamie Mark Thomas Styler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tavistock PL19
People sometimes think counselling is only for those who have experienced severe trauma. It’s not. My clients don’t always know the cause of their discomfort. They just know that something isn’t quite right. I’m a firm believer that everyone can benefit from counselling. My clients come to me for a variety of reasons. Some want counselling to recover from childhood trauma, domestic abuse or physical violence. Others feel isolated, alone and unheard. Perhaps you’ve experienced bullying, low self-esteem or suicidal thoughts. Many of my clients don’t really know what’s wrong. They just feel burdened, unhappy or ‘stuck’.
People sometimes think counselling is only for those who have experienced severe trauma. It’s not. My clients don’t always know the cause of their discomfort. They just know that something isn’t quite right. I’m a firm believer that everyone can benefit from counselling. My clients come to me for a variety of reasons. Some want counselling to recover from childhood trauma, domestic abuse or physical violence. Others feel isolated, alone and unheard. Perhaps you’ve experienced bullying, low self-esteem or suicidal thoughts. Many of my clients don’t really know what’s wrong. They just feel burdened, unhappy or ‘stuck’.
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Photo of The Outdoor Therapist, Counsellor in Lifton, England
The Outdoor Therapist
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Callington PL17
My name is Rachel. Share your burdens with me, be accepted and listened to, ease tensions, stress, anxiety and feel less sad. I can help you understand why you feel the way you do and discover solutions that enable you to make positive change. You will find ways to reset and self care, improve your confidence and self-esteem. I am a trained Outdoor Therapist based in Saltash at Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve and the Rame Peninsula at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Being in the open air is more freeing than sitting indoors. Moving the body enables us to release tensions and it will stimulate new thoughts that encourage change.
My name is Rachel. Share your burdens with me, be accepted and listened to, ease tensions, stress, anxiety and feel less sad. I can help you understand why you feel the way you do and discover solutions that enable you to make positive change. You will find ways to reset and self care, improve your confidence and self-esteem. I am a trained Outdoor Therapist based in Saltash at Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve and the Rame Peninsula at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Being in the open air is more freeing than sitting indoors. Moving the body enables us to release tensions and it will stimulate new thoughts that encourage change.
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Photo of Sarah Finch, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Sarah Finch
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
I mostly work with clients who have been adversely affected by abuse, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I have extended this to work with couples and relationships. I work by tuning into each client’s individual circumstances and listen to how their life experiences have impacted them. I can offer some solutions, such as coping mechanisms for managing trauma responses such as anxiety and depression. I also offer help in developing practical skills in managing narcissistic behaviour, such as carefully considered boundary setting, recognising that boundaries often come with negative consequences.
I mostly work with clients who have been adversely affected by abuse, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I have extended this to work with couples and relationships. I work by tuning into each client’s individual circumstances and listen to how their life experiences have impacted them. I can offer some solutions, such as coping mechanisms for managing trauma responses such as anxiety and depression. I also offer help in developing practical skills in managing narcissistic behaviour, such as carefully considered boundary setting, recognising that boundaries often come with negative consequences.
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Photo of Andrew Laidlaw, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Andrew Laidlaw
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tavistock PL19
Quite often, life will present you with an issue that you find hard to talk about. Attending counselling will take you to a safe and confidential setting where you can be totally yourself. The benefits of counselling are support and being listened to through difficult times. This will develop strategies for coping, the exploration of thoughts, feelings and emotions. It will help you to reveal your potential and to come to a place of acceptance.
Quite often, life will present you with an issue that you find hard to talk about. Attending counselling will take you to a safe and confidential setting where you can be totally yourself. The benefits of counselling are support and being listened to through difficult times. This will develop strategies for coping, the exploration of thoughts, feelings and emotions. It will help you to reveal your potential and to come to a place of acceptance.
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Photo of Amy Freathy, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Amy Freathy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Callington PL17
Truly being heard can sometimes be all it takes to start to make sense of how we are feeling. I'm Amy and I am a friendly and down to earth counsellor who will listen with empathy and non-judgement to give you the compassionate attention you need to help you explore thoughts, emotions or experiences that may be causing you difficulties. My hope is that we can work together so that you can feel authentically yourself and accepted for who you are so you can face life stronger and with more self-awareness.
Truly being heard can sometimes be all it takes to start to make sense of how we are feeling. I'm Amy and I am a friendly and down to earth counsellor who will listen with empathy and non-judgement to give you the compassionate attention you need to help you explore thoughts, emotions or experiences that may be causing you difficulties. My hope is that we can work together so that you can feel authentically yourself and accepted for who you are so you can face life stronger and with more self-awareness.
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Photo of Kathy Kelly, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Kathy Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Tavistock PL19
I worked in the NHS in Mental Health for 20years before moving into private practice. My experience covers a wealth of various issues and aims to meet individual needs and goals. My practice is based arounds peoples wants/need and desire for change. Website: www.breakaway-sw.com
I worked in the NHS in Mental Health for 20years before moving into private practice. My experience covers a wealth of various issues and aims to meet individual needs and goals. My practice is based arounds peoples wants/need and desire for change. Website: www.breakaway-sw.com
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Photo of Miss Nicola Petch, Counsellor in Lifton, England
Miss Nicola Petch
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Launceston PL15
Within my private counselling practice I work with many kinds of presenting problems such as anxiety(including generalized anxiety disorder), depression, work related problems, relationship difficulties, abuse, such as sexual, physical or emotional and addiction. I have worked as a therapeutic counsellor/group facilitator for a residential treatment centre for women recovering from substance misuse and domestic violence. I also work as a specialist counsellor in a sexual violence clinic. I have a Diploma in Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder and Sex Addiction.
Within my private counselling practice I work with many kinds of presenting problems such as anxiety(including generalized anxiety disorder), depression, work related problems, relationship difficulties, abuse, such as sexual, physical or emotional and addiction. I have worked as a therapeutic counsellor/group facilitator for a residential treatment centre for women recovering from substance misuse and domestic violence. I also work as a specialist counsellor in a sexual violence clinic. I have a Diploma in Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder and Sex Addiction.
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Photo of Eksa Pomeroy, Psychotherapist in Lifton, England
Eksa Pomeroy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Launceston PL15
My practice offers a confidential space for clients to to focus on self and explore subjects that people won't speak with your friends or family. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to unravel what is behind those unhelpful thinking styles. With my help, clients can find answers that feel right for them. This can build confidence and resilience, and clients can take control of their own life. I will listen to all of my client's presenting problems. However, this is not all that I do. When my clients are ready, we do a deep transformational work that can sometimes feel too overwhelming when doing it alone.
My practice offers a confidential space for clients to to focus on self and explore subjects that people won't speak with your friends or family. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to unravel what is behind those unhelpful thinking styles. With my help, clients can find answers that feel right for them. This can build confidence and resilience, and clients can take control of their own life. I will listen to all of my client's presenting problems. However, this is not all that I do. When my clients are ready, we do a deep transformational work that can sometimes feel too overwhelming when doing it alone.
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Number of Counsellors in Lifton

< 10

Counsellors in Lifton who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Lifton see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lifton?

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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.