Counselling in Littlehampton

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Christine Mortimer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17
We sometimes find it difficult to cope with the things that life throws at us, be it relationship issues, health problems, self esteem and self doubt, anxiety, depression, panic attacks or phobias. Sometimes we just need a safe space where we can explore and talk about the things that worry us with someone who can help us find our own way through the struggle in an empathic and totally non-judgmental way. I am a fully integrative psychotherapist offering counselling and hypnotherapy in a calm, mindful and supportive environment.
We sometimes find it difficult to cope with the things that life throws at us, be it relationship issues, health problems, self esteem and self doubt, anxiety, depression, panic attacks or phobias. Sometimes we just need a safe space where we can explore and talk about the things that worry us with someone who can help us find our own way through the struggle in an empathic and totally non-judgmental way. I am a fully integrative psychotherapist offering counselling and hypnotherapy in a calm, mindful and supportive environment.
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Tina Barber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17
My offering as a therapist is rooted from lived experiences and working within the community to support people through information sharing, kindness and integrity. I specialise in supporting women with health & well-being, peri-menopause, being a single parent and domestic abuse relationships (intimate, family or friends). I offer a safe space to discuss your needs and goals for your future and support you to reach your potential.
My offering as a therapist is rooted from lived experiences and working within the community to support people through information sharing, kindness and integrity. I specialise in supporting women with health & well-being, peri-menopause, being a single parent and domestic abuse relationships (intimate, family or friends). I offer a safe space to discuss your needs and goals for your future and support you to reach your potential.
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Anthony Bedell
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Littlehampton BN17
Many of us struggle sometimes with how we feel and we want someone to share that struggle with us. I aim to be there for you and with you, listening to how you feel and trying to help you make sense of it. Sometimes we know how we feel; sometimes are feelings are so muddled that we don't. We need space to get our heads around things, and we need to do it in a safe, secure space. Our bodies and our dreams, too, can hold part of our experience; it can be really important to listen to them. They can express what we don't realise we feel or want or know.
Many of us struggle sometimes with how we feel and we want someone to share that struggle with us. I aim to be there for you and with you, listening to how you feel and trying to help you make sense of it. Sometimes we know how we feel; sometimes are feelings are so muddled that we don't. We need space to get our heads around things, and we need to do it in a safe, secure space. Our bodies and our dreams, too, can hold part of our experience; it can be really important to listen to them. They can express what we don't realise we feel or want or know.
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Dan Michael Gluckstein
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17
I am an extremely compassionate person who knows that whatever struggles, difficulties and sufferings we endure can be alleviated by being truly listened to and supported in a warm, secure and safe environment with a committed, trusted and caring other. There is no need to suffer in silence. Root causes and solutions will emerge. What do you want to change? What are your goals? What would allow your innate wisdom to shine? Growth and healing is beautiful to both experience and witness. I guarantee you my utmost endeavour and commitment towards freedom from the emotional, psychological and spiritual shackles that can limit us.
I am an extremely compassionate person who knows that whatever struggles, difficulties and sufferings we endure can be alleviated by being truly listened to and supported in a warm, secure and safe environment with a committed, trusted and caring other. There is no need to suffer in silence. Root causes and solutions will emerge. What do you want to change? What are your goals? What would allow your innate wisdom to shine? Growth and healing is beautiful to both experience and witness. I guarantee you my utmost endeavour and commitment towards freedom from the emotional, psychological and spiritual shackles that can limit us.
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Sam Walker (Walker Way Psychotherapy)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17
Hello! I am an NHS-trained and BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist offering a supportive and personalised approach to better understand and manage the automatic (default) thoughts and behaviours that may be keeping you ‘stuck’ in cycles that make you feel anxious, frustrated or low. We would work at your pace, using examples from your daily life, to understand how the way you think affects how you feel and respond, and consider what you may want to try doing differently to improve how you feel and how you interact with others.
Hello! I am an NHS-trained and BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist offering a supportive and personalised approach to better understand and manage the automatic (default) thoughts and behaviours that may be keeping you ‘stuck’ in cycles that make you feel anxious, frustrated or low. We would work at your pace, using examples from your daily life, to understand how the way you think affects how you feel and respond, and consider what you may want to try doing differently to improve how you feel and how you interact with others.
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Andy Escott
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Littlehampton BN17
The counselling relationship is at the heart of my work, therefore my focus is to create a warm, trusting and safe environment. Together we can explore what is happening for you and begin working through the process, avoiding judgement or dismissal. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, low self esteem, abuse or need to process grief, difficult/overwhelming feelings, relationship issues. Maybe you would like to make some life changes and need to gain some clarity and confidence in what you are doing and where you are going. Whatever has led you to this point, I’m here to do the journey with you.
The counselling relationship is at the heart of my work, therefore my focus is to create a warm, trusting and safe environment. Together we can explore what is happening for you and begin working through the process, avoiding judgement or dismissal. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, low self esteem, abuse or need to process grief, difficult/overwhelming feelings, relationship issues. Maybe you would like to make some life changes and need to gain some clarity and confidence in what you are doing and where you are going. Whatever has led you to this point, I’m here to do the journey with you.
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Marie Cairney
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN16
As a professionally qualified, Relate-trained relationship specialist with more than 10 years experience, I help couples; families and individuals manage and enhance their relationships by improving communication and by helping them develop a better appreciation of their own and others’ relationship needs. When facing relationship issues and crises, I work with my clients to resolve ongoing conflict, reach important decisions, and importantly; make desired changes.
As a professionally qualified, Relate-trained relationship specialist with more than 10 years experience, I help couples; families and individuals manage and enhance their relationships by improving communication and by helping them develop a better appreciation of their own and others’ relationship needs. When facing relationship issues and crises, I work with my clients to resolve ongoing conflict, reach important decisions, and importantly; make desired changes.
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Lucy M Brooks
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in working with children, adolescents and their families. I work with families of young children as well as individual therapy for older children and adolescents. I offer assessment and interventions for many emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety and mood disorders, eating difficulties, sleeping difficulties, social/ relationship issues, self esteem and resilience, coping with physical health problems, trauma, and attachment. My interventions aim to support the family and child or young person in making positive changes in their emotional well being.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in working with children, adolescents and their families. I work with families of young children as well as individual therapy for older children and adolescents. I offer assessment and interventions for many emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety and mood disorders, eating difficulties, sleeping difficulties, social/ relationship issues, self esteem and resilience, coping with physical health problems, trauma, and attachment. My interventions aim to support the family and child or young person in making positive changes in their emotional well being.
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Counselling with Jane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN16  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! My name is Jane Finlay, and I'm a registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with the BACP with ten years of professional work experience. Throughout my career, I’ve been able to support clients who have been facing various challenges, such as stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, self-confidence, depression, and more. I am passionate about making a positive difference to people and their lives. I believe in valuing each person for their individuality and treating them with respect, and my approach is centred around cultivating compassionate understanding.
Hello and welcome! My name is Jane Finlay, and I'm a registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with the BACP with ten years of professional work experience. Throughout my career, I’ve been able to support clients who have been facing various challenges, such as stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, self-confidence, depression, and more. I am passionate about making a positive difference to people and their lives. I believe in valuing each person for their individuality and treating them with respect, and my approach is centred around cultivating compassionate understanding.
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Jeni Gill
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17
Hello I’m Jeni. As an experienced Dramatherapist I have found that when things are too hard to talk about initially, creativity can help us to express and process and then release what no longer serves us. My private practice allows me to work online with adults, and young people, and in a Primary school with a specialist speech and language unit. I have also worked in numerous Secondary schools. I have experience in working with anxiety, low self esteem, pre and post bereavement, fostering and adoption (life story work) neurodiversity and survivors of sexual assault
Hello I’m Jeni. As an experienced Dramatherapist I have found that when things are too hard to talk about initially, creativity can help us to express and process and then release what no longer serves us. My private practice allows me to work online with adults, and young people, and in a Primary school with a specialist speech and language unit. I have also worked in numerous Secondary schools. I have experience in working with anxiety, low self esteem, pre and post bereavement, fostering and adoption (life story work) neurodiversity and survivors of sexual assault
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Mel Crowe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17  (Online Only)
If you have a narcissistic parent, I am the right counsellor for you! Do you feel like you are living with the consequences of bad parenting? Were you treated badly or unfairly during your childhood by your parent? Do they still treat you badly even though you're an adult? Do they ever give you the silent treatment? Does all this still affect you today, and you can’t stop thinking about the way they treated you? Does this leave you feeling confused and with a low self esteem, but you don’t know what to do about it or how to get over it? If so, then you might be feeling really hurt and alone, unable to see a way out.
If you have a narcissistic parent, I am the right counsellor for you! Do you feel like you are living with the consequences of bad parenting? Were you treated badly or unfairly during your childhood by your parent? Do they still treat you badly even though you're an adult? Do they ever give you the silent treatment? Does all this still affect you today, and you can’t stop thinking about the way they treated you? Does this leave you feeling confused and with a low self esteem, but you don’t know what to do about it or how to get over it? If so, then you might be feeling really hurt and alone, unable to see a way out.
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Lavanniya Langa
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Littlehampton BN16
Often people wonder how counselling or talking to someone can help. When you see a Counsellor/Therapist, you will have a consistency and continuity of a professional relationship, which provides you a space where you are being properly listened to. This can then allow you to think, and get a clear idea of what is going on for you. Together with your Counsellor/Therapist you can begin to explore and unpack your ideas, views, opinions, etc. This could lead you to more clarity and you may become more mindful of yourself.
Often people wonder how counselling or talking to someone can help. When you see a Counsellor/Therapist, you will have a consistency and continuity of a professional relationship, which provides you a space where you are being properly listened to. This can then allow you to think, and get a clear idea of what is going on for you. Together with your Counsellor/Therapist you can begin to explore and unpack your ideas, views, opinions, etc. This could lead you to more clarity and you may become more mindful of yourself.
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Polski Psycholog West Sussex UK
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17
Czy czujesz, że trudno Ci sobie poradzić w życiu i że „utknąłaś”? Doświadczasz wypalenia małżeńskiego/zawodowego lub chciałbyś popracować nad sobą, aby odnaleźć siebie i swoje cele. Być może Twoje dziecko przeżywa obecnie trudny okres emocjonalny? Pomagam rodzicom w sytuacjach pojawiających się problemów związanych z dziećmi lub relacjami rodziców z dziećmi, w sytuacjach wątpliwości rodziców co do sposobu ich wychowania lub wątpliwości wynikających z obaw o zdrowie psychiczne dziecka. Jak wyglądałoby Twoje życie, gdybyś przestała czuć się przytłoczona i znalazła właściwy sposób komunikowania się ze swoim partnerem lub dzieckiem?
Czy czujesz, że trudno Ci sobie poradzić w życiu i że „utknąłaś”? Doświadczasz wypalenia małżeńskiego/zawodowego lub chciałbyś popracować nad sobą, aby odnaleźć siebie i swoje cele. Być może Twoje dziecko przeżywa obecnie trudny okres emocjonalny? Pomagam rodzicom w sytuacjach pojawiających się problemów związanych z dziećmi lub relacjami rodziców z dziećmi, w sytuacjach wątpliwości rodziców co do sposobu ich wychowania lub wątpliwości wynikających z obaw o zdrowie psychiczne dziecka. Jak wyglądałoby Twoje życie, gdybyś przestała czuć się przytłoczona i znalazła właściwy sposób komunikowania się ze swoim partnerem lub dzieckiem?
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Natalie Salter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17
Counselling is a space solely for you. Your experience of life is unique to you, no one knows how it feels to be you. It may feel difficult to get through each day carrying around how you really feel, whilst being who you have to be. Worries may build up over time and the heaviness never seems to get any lighter. A counselling relationship is unlike any other relationship you may experience with family and friends because it is all about you and there are no expectations on how you need to be. Through our therapeutic relationship we shall explore your thoughts and feelings together, so you may take control of your life.
Counselling is a space solely for you. Your experience of life is unique to you, no one knows how it feels to be you. It may feel difficult to get through each day carrying around how you really feel, whilst being who you have to be. Worries may build up over time and the heaviness never seems to get any lighter. A counselling relationship is unlike any other relationship you may experience with family and friends because it is all about you and there are no expectations on how you need to be. Through our therapeutic relationship we shall explore your thoughts and feelings together, so you may take control of your life.
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Cherie Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN16
Hello, are you feeling low? experiencing anxiety? dealing with a loss or bereavement? Maybe you are struggling with emotional issues from the past that are intruding in your current life? At times we can find life difficult and struggle to make sense of it. Overcoming our problems on our own or talking with people we are closest to can be hard so speaking confidentially to a counsellor may be what you are looking for. Talking helps you to explore your thoughts and feelings so you can get a clearer view of your life. I will listen without judgement to how it feels to be you so you can discover what really matters to you.
Hello, are you feeling low? experiencing anxiety? dealing with a loss or bereavement? Maybe you are struggling with emotional issues from the past that are intruding in your current life? At times we can find life difficult and struggle to make sense of it. Overcoming our problems on our own or talking with people we are closest to can be hard so speaking confidentially to a counsellor may be what you are looking for. Talking helps you to explore your thoughts and feelings so you can get a clearer view of your life. I will listen without judgement to how it feels to be you so you can discover what really matters to you.
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Margaret Louden-Gray Yarlett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17
Are you waking up every day filled with hopelessness and dread? Have you had your life devastated by a recent event that came out of the blue or perhaps you are caught in a toxic relationship with no escape and can't plan for your future? No matter how painful the experience, I am happy to listen to you and together we will find a way to resolve your troubles. I have a wide expanse of life experience and I will offer you a nonjudgmental, down-to-earth approach to any situation. There is no subject I can not listen to and I will always do my utmost to support your needs.
Are you waking up every day filled with hopelessness and dread? Have you had your life devastated by a recent event that came out of the blue or perhaps you are caught in a toxic relationship with no escape and can't plan for your future? No matter how painful the experience, I am happy to listen to you and together we will find a way to resolve your troubles. I have a wide expanse of life experience and I will offer you a nonjudgmental, down-to-earth approach to any situation. There is no subject I can not listen to and I will always do my utmost to support your needs.
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Lanes Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN16
I am a Relate trained relationship counsellor with over 20 years experience. I am very passionate about helping clients move forward and I often challenge and draw upon a vast array of tools to help clients get out of a "stuck" place. My practice offers a wide range of therapies from a variety of approaches to help individuals, couples, children and adolescents with a spectrum of difficulties and symptoms. We are passionate about getting you to the place you want to be. Each counsellor is trained in a range of approaches which enables us to tailor our approach to suit each individual or couple,
I am a Relate trained relationship counsellor with over 20 years experience. I am very passionate about helping clients move forward and I often challenge and draw upon a vast array of tools to help clients get out of a "stuck" place. My practice offers a wide range of therapies from a variety of approaches to help individuals, couples, children and adolescents with a spectrum of difficulties and symptoms. We are passionate about getting you to the place you want to be. Each counsellor is trained in a range of approaches which enables us to tailor our approach to suit each individual or couple,
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Rob Rhodes-Kubiak
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN16
Whatever you are struggling with, whatever is on your mind, whatever is causing you difficulty - I am here to help. Whether it be relationship issues, mental health, stress, work or family - or indeed something else - please contact me and we can talk it through. I have experience, training and qualifications in working with many different people and different issues. Counselling with me will provide you with the space to talk, share, and work through your difficulties and the possible solutions together.
Whatever you are struggling with, whatever is on your mind, whatever is causing you difficulty - I am here to help. Whether it be relationship issues, mental health, stress, work or family - or indeed something else - please contact me and we can talk it through. I have experience, training and qualifications in working with many different people and different issues. Counselling with me will provide you with the space to talk, share, and work through your difficulties and the possible solutions together.
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Selina Wigmore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN16
We can sometimes struggle with anxiety, relationships, and feel a sense of disconnection from life, not knowing our purpose, how others view us, and how to find meaning in our lives. Some of us struggle with boundaries, finding ourselves pleasing others: family, friends, or work. This can result in frustration, feeling powerless, and depressed. Talking to family and friends becomes a discussion, a sharing of information, a risk of being judged or told what to do. This is where therapy can help, by providing a safe, non-judgmental space to explore our feelings and give them validation, enabling us to grow strong.
We can sometimes struggle with anxiety, relationships, and feel a sense of disconnection from life, not knowing our purpose, how others view us, and how to find meaning in our lives. Some of us struggle with boundaries, finding ourselves pleasing others: family, friends, or work. This can result in frustration, feeling powerless, and depressed. Talking to family and friends becomes a discussion, a sharing of information, a risk of being judged or told what to do. This is where therapy can help, by providing a safe, non-judgmental space to explore our feelings and give them validation, enabling us to grow strong.
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Caz Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN16
It's Time For You! Are you always there for everyone else, and now need someone to be there for you? Then you have come to the right place! We all need help sometimes, and taking the first step of asking for help is often the hardest. I know, because I’ve been there too. You need time for yourself. How can you be there for others if you are feeling burnt-out? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement? Are you feeling low and anxious? Whatever difficulties you are facing, my job is not to diagnose you, give you advice, or tell you how to fix things. My job is to be by your side as we explore ways to help you find your own answers.
It's Time For You! Are you always there for everyone else, and now need someone to be there for you? Then you have come to the right place! We all need help sometimes, and taking the first step of asking for help is often the hardest. I know, because I’ve been there too. You need time for yourself. How can you be there for others if you are feeling burnt-out? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement? Are you feeling low and anxious? Whatever difficulties you are facing, my job is not to diagnose you, give you advice, or tell you how to fix things. My job is to be by your side as we explore ways to help you find your own answers.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Littlehampton

30+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Littlehampton who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
81% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
65% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
60% Vitality

How Counsellors in Littlehampton see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Littlehampton?

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.