Counselling in Liverpool

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Photo of Lee Humphreys, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Lee Humphreys
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L17
Hello there. I’m Lee and I’m a friendly and understanding therapist who works in-person in Aigburth in South Liverpool along with on the telephone and online within the UK and internationally. I would seek to work with you in a dynamic and relational way whereby we would be in partnership together, helping you to explore any barriers you might be facing or any hurdles you would like to overcome. I believe firmly in being an ally to you while you begin the process of working towards an enhanced quality of life and a greater acceptance of yourself.
Hello there. I’m Lee and I’m a friendly and understanding therapist who works in-person in Aigburth in South Liverpool along with on the telephone and online within the UK and internationally. I would seek to work with you in a dynamic and relational way whereby we would be in partnership together, helping you to explore any barriers you might be facing or any hurdles you would like to overcome. I believe firmly in being an ally to you while you begin the process of working towards an enhanced quality of life and a greater acceptance of yourself.
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Independent Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
I aim to offer a professional yet down to earth relationship in which you can explore your personal difficulties whatever they may be. Sessions are offered weekly or fortnightly, usually in an open ended way until you're feeling more like yourself again. Some people come for a few sessions, some for a few months and others decide to come longer term. Many people are now starting to use therapy over time and re-access support at times when it is needed most with someone who they trust to know them and their life well. I take a firm stance on challenging stigma surrounding mental health.
I aim to offer a professional yet down to earth relationship in which you can explore your personal difficulties whatever they may be. Sessions are offered weekly or fortnightly, usually in an open ended way until you're feeling more like yourself again. Some people come for a few sessions, some for a few months and others decide to come longer term. Many people are now starting to use therapy over time and re-access support at times when it is needed most with someone who they trust to know them and their life well. I take a firm stance on challenging stigma surrounding mental health.
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Clare Chambers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Liverpool L18
Hi I'm Clare, thankyou for visiting my profile. I am a person centred integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist based in Liverpool. I'm a supervisor in training. I have experience of mental health difficulties and I'm passionate about helping others to understand their experiences of life's ups and downs. Life is hard and for some of us, it is harder still. Relationship difficulties, adverse childhood experiences, abuse (past or present), addiction, displacement, poor mental or physical health, feeling burnt out, being bullied or exhausted by the many demands of family and modern life. If you have felt such issues I can help you.
Hi I'm Clare, thankyou for visiting my profile. I am a person centred integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist based in Liverpool. I'm a supervisor in training. I have experience of mental health difficulties and I'm passionate about helping others to understand their experiences of life's ups and downs. Life is hard and for some of us, it is harder still. Relationship difficulties, adverse childhood experiences, abuse (past or present), addiction, displacement, poor mental or physical health, feeling burnt out, being bullied or exhausted by the many demands of family and modern life. If you have felt such issues I can help you.
01923 961172 View 01923 961172
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Tracey Graham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L31
My name is Tracey Graham and I am a qualified and BACP registered Integrated Therapist. I offer Person Centred Counselling, CBT and Psychodynamics which all bring a wide range of key skills - therefore I am able to tailor therapy to suit your own individual needs. I am caring, friendly with a calming nature and I value the relationship that we will build together as this is the foundation that will encourage a deeper understanding of your needs. From this safe space you can start to deeply explore and learn who you are as you undergo your personal journey of healing and transformation.
My name is Tracey Graham and I am a qualified and BACP registered Integrated Therapist. I offer Person Centred Counselling, CBT and Psychodynamics which all bring a wide range of key skills - therefore I am able to tailor therapy to suit your own individual needs. I am caring, friendly with a calming nature and I value the relationship that we will build together as this is the foundation that will encourage a deeper understanding of your needs. From this safe space you can start to deeply explore and learn who you are as you undergo your personal journey of healing and transformation.
0151 453 3719 View 0151 453 3719
Photo of Sarah Caroline Cathcart, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Sarah Caroline Cathcart
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Liverpool L15
I have recently returned from Canberra, Australia where I was working in trauma focused work and am a qualified EMDR therapist. More recently, I have worked within schools to deliver a mental health programme, teaching schoolchildren three key areas of mindfulness, gratitude and empathy to improve their mental health. I provide a compassionate and empathetic space, ensuring the client feels safe and enabling them to make positive changes in their life. I have experience working with clients with PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, panic disorder and OCD.
I have recently returned from Canberra, Australia where I was working in trauma focused work and am a qualified EMDR therapist. More recently, I have worked within schools to deliver a mental health programme, teaching schoolchildren three key areas of mindfulness, gratitude and empathy to improve their mental health. I provide a compassionate and empathetic space, ensuring the client feels safe and enabling them to make positive changes in their life. I have experience working with clients with PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, panic disorder and OCD.
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Helen Beesley
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L3
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and I provide psychological therapy for adults with emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, work stress, bereavement issues, low self-esteem, and those whose problems relate to a history of difficult experiences in childhood or traumatic experiences at any stage in life. An area of specialism is Clinical Health Psychology, helping people whose psychological difficulties relate to dealing with physical illness or injury. We all experience low mood and anxiety at times in our lives. Sometimes this can feel difficult to manage and psychological therapy can help.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and I provide psychological therapy for adults with emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, work stress, bereavement issues, low self-esteem, and those whose problems relate to a history of difficult experiences in childhood or traumatic experiences at any stage in life. An area of specialism is Clinical Health Psychology, helping people whose psychological difficulties relate to dealing with physical illness or injury. We all experience low mood and anxiety at times in our lives. Sometimes this can feel difficult to manage and psychological therapy can help.
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Photo of Lisa Myers Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Lisa Myers Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L31
Within my practice I provide a safe, non-judgemental, professional and confidential environment in which you can explore whatever you feel necessary. Through exploring these issues, we can both begin to understand what is happening and why. This process can assist in self-understanding which in-turn boosts self-confidence and compassion. With this knowledge you may then become empowered to make the necessary changes needed in your life to address whatever has been causing the discomfort.
Within my practice I provide a safe, non-judgemental, professional and confidential environment in which you can explore whatever you feel necessary. Through exploring these issues, we can both begin to understand what is happening and why. This process can assist in self-understanding which in-turn boosts self-confidence and compassion. With this knowledge you may then become empowered to make the necessary changes needed in your life to address whatever has been causing the discomfort.
0151 305 8725 View 0151 305 8725
Photo of Ayhan Alman, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Ayhan Alman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L2
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
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Photo of George Maxwell, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
George Maxwell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L1
I offer evidence-based CBT, EMDR and Positive Psychology to support clients across the full range of the wellbeing spectrum. As an accredited CBT Therapist, I will help you to overcome your anxiety and depression problems using active, effective treatments that will change your life. I specialise in OCD (and its many subtypes), PTSD and Social Anxiety. As a Positive Psychologist, I can teach you how to flourish, feel happier and live a life full of meaning and value. I work with clients internationally via Zoom and offer in-person therapy at my office in Rodney Street in Liverpool.
I offer evidence-based CBT, EMDR and Positive Psychology to support clients across the full range of the wellbeing spectrum. As an accredited CBT Therapist, I will help you to overcome your anxiety and depression problems using active, effective treatments that will change your life. I specialise in OCD (and its many subtypes), PTSD and Social Anxiety. As a Positive Psychologist, I can teach you how to flourish, feel happier and live a life full of meaning and value. I work with clients internationally via Zoom and offer in-person therapy at my office in Rodney Street in Liverpool.
0151 318 0866 View 0151 318 0866
Photo of Yogi Buddies Therapies, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Yogi Buddies Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Liverpool L12
I am a mental health practitioner in CAMHS, specialising in working therapeutically with children and young people with mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression and behavioural difficulties; often experienced complex trauma and attachment issues. Yogi Buddies aims to make therapy accessible for all children and make therapy child-friendly, not an experience for a child to fear! Yogi Buddies uses a trauma-informed yoga therapy approach (BPS accredited) which is ideal for children who are not able to engage with traditional talking therapies and respond negatively​ to professionals.
I am a mental health practitioner in CAMHS, specialising in working therapeutically with children and young people with mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression and behavioural difficulties; often experienced complex trauma and attachment issues. Yogi Buddies aims to make therapy accessible for all children and make therapy child-friendly, not an experience for a child to fear! Yogi Buddies uses a trauma-informed yoga therapy approach (BPS accredited) which is ideal for children who are not able to engage with traditional talking therapies and respond negatively​ to professionals.
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Photo of Sue Palmer-Conn, Psychologist in Liverpool, England
Sue Palmer-Conn
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Liverpool L23
Are you a woman over 50 going through divorce? Are you afraid of facing a lonely future, not able to afford to live the life you want? Have you lost your confidence and developed low self-esteem? In addition to divorce are you also having health and wellness issues - weight gain, poor diet, poor sleep, lacking motivation, dealing with negative self talk? Is your career suffering? Have you lost friends? Let us help you overcome these problems and help you live the life to deserve. Become the woman you were always meant to be -strong confident and independent empowered to consciously uncouple without pain and sorrow.
Are you a woman over 50 going through divorce? Are you afraid of facing a lonely future, not able to afford to live the life you want? Have you lost your confidence and developed low self-esteem? In addition to divorce are you also having health and wellness issues - weight gain, poor diet, poor sleep, lacking motivation, dealing with negative self talk? Is your career suffering? Have you lost friends? Let us help you overcome these problems and help you live the life to deserve. Become the woman you were always meant to be -strong confident and independent empowered to consciously uncouple without pain and sorrow.
0151 541 6952 View 0151 541 6952
Photo of Jamie Burns, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Jamie Burns
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L12
Feeling anxious or stressed? Suffering with depression or low self-esteem? Having family, work or life related issues? Believe you have or have been given a diagnosis of ADHD or Autism and would like to know more about it? Do you have addiction issues? Or problems from the past you would like to explore. I am here to support you.
Feeling anxious or stressed? Suffering with depression or low self-esteem? Having family, work or life related issues? Believe you have or have been given a diagnosis of ADHD or Autism and would like to know more about it? Do you have addiction issues? Or problems from the past you would like to explore. I am here to support you.
0151 453 0819 View 0151 453 0819
Photo of Steven Price, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Steven Price
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L2
I work mainly from a Cognitive Behavioural Approach and also have trained and gained experience utilising hypnotherapy, person centred, transactional analysis, solution focused and NLP approaches. Initial experience working in the field of domestic abuse included working with complex co-existing issues. I have also gained experience with dependency issues and duel diagnosis. I volunteered with the Liverpool Hearing Voices Group for three years, this has allowed me to gain invaluable experience working with more challenging Mental Health and Emotional issues.
I work mainly from a Cognitive Behavioural Approach and also have trained and gained experience utilising hypnotherapy, person centred, transactional analysis, solution focused and NLP approaches. Initial experience working in the field of domestic abuse included working with complex co-existing issues. I have also gained experience with dependency issues and duel diagnosis. I volunteered with the Liverpool Hearing Voices Group for three years, this has allowed me to gain invaluable experience working with more challenging Mental Health and Emotional issues.
0151 318 0890 View 0151 318 0890
Photo of James Ward Counselling, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
James Ward Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L7
Hello,my name is James Ward and I offer immediate and accessible face to face counselling and phone and zoom sessions due to my level of flexibility for appointment times each week. I am an integrative Counsellor based in the city centre area of Liverpool behind the pen factory and the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street Integrating both person centered counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy ( CBT ) I Offer Monday to Friday 9am-7pm
Hello,my name is James Ward and I offer immediate and accessible face to face counselling and phone and zoom sessions due to my level of flexibility for appointment times each week. I am an integrative Counsellor based in the city centre area of Liverpool behind the pen factory and the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street Integrating both person centered counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy ( CBT ) I Offer Monday to Friday 9am-7pm
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Photo of Georgina Harvey, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Georgina Harvey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L23
Waitlist for new clients
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) and am registered with The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and The Association of Family Therapy. I have over 20 years of experience of working with families, couples and individuals who are facing difficulties with their mental health, self-esteem and relationships with themselves and others. I have experience of working in the NHS adult and child & adolescent community services as well as the charitable sector and I currently work for NHS Child & Adolescent Service.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) and am registered with The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and The Association of Family Therapy. I have over 20 years of experience of working with families, couples and individuals who are facing difficulties with their mental health, self-esteem and relationships with themselves and others. I have experience of working in the NHS adult and child & adolescent community services as well as the charitable sector and I currently work for NHS Child & Adolescent Service.
0151 453 6741 View 0151 453 6741
Photo of Rachael Radford, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Rachael Radford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Liverpool L22
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck or unable to move on from your past? Perhaps you notice patterns in your relationships or behaviour that feel impossible to change. Are you coping in ways that are no longer serving you? Painful experiences can often lead to us feeling lost and disconnected, which can impact on how we feel about ourselves, our relationships and the world around us. Shame or fear might be getting in the way of you asking for what you need, creating boundaries and telling people how you feel, which might lead to more stuckness. We all get stuck at times, that's very human! And we all need to feel seen, heard & understood.
Do you feel stuck or unable to move on from your past? Perhaps you notice patterns in your relationships or behaviour that feel impossible to change. Are you coping in ways that are no longer serving you? Painful experiences can often lead to us feeling lost and disconnected, which can impact on how we feel about ourselves, our relationships and the world around us. Shame or fear might be getting in the way of you asking for what you need, creating boundaries and telling people how you feel, which might lead to more stuckness. We all get stuck at times, that's very human! And we all need to feel seen, heard & understood.
0151 675 0276 View 0151 675 0276
Photo of Miriam Sakwa, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Miriam Sakwa
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L17
Art Psychotherapist with ten years’ experience of working with Children, Young People and Adults. I have a strong belief in the transformative role of creativity in healing our most difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. As a client, you are able to direct the sessions and gain agency in your healing process through creative expression. Art therapy can be helpful for a wide range of difficulties, and you do not need any prior experience of making art.
Art Psychotherapist with ten years’ experience of working with Children, Young People and Adults. I have a strong belief in the transformative role of creativity in healing our most difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. As a client, you are able to direct the sessions and gain agency in your healing process through creative expression. Art therapy can be helpful for a wide range of difficulties, and you do not need any prior experience of making art.
01923 961745 View 01923 961745
Photo of Dr Miguel Montenegro, Psychologist in Liverpool, England
Dr Miguel Montenegro
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist based in Liverpool City Centre and online for video calls. Going to clients is possible but only when appointments are funded by NHS, local authorities, and accident claims cases. I work with people who need specific assessments and therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, low self-esteem, work-related stress, brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities, personality disorders, relationship issues and many more. Appointments in English and Portuguese languages.
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist based in Liverpool City Centre and online for video calls. Going to clients is possible but only when appointments are funded by NHS, local authorities, and accident claims cases. I work with people who need specific assessments and therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, low self-esteem, work-related stress, brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities, personality disorders, relationship issues and many more. Appointments in English and Portuguese languages.
0151 318 0559 View 0151 318 0559
Photo of Andrea Connell, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Andrea Connell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Liverpool L17
We all have times when we feel lost, alone or misunderstood. We want things to change but we don’t know how. Unsure of what we want we may talk to family or friends, but all they do is offer opinions. Sometimes we have no one to talk to and remain trapped in isolation unsure of own truth. This is where counselling can help.
We all have times when we feel lost, alone or misunderstood. We want things to change but we don’t know how. Unsure of what we want we may talk to family or friends, but all they do is offer opinions. Sometimes we have no one to talk to and remain trapped in isolation unsure of own truth. This is where counselling can help.
0151 541 4057 View 0151 541 4057
Photo of E-J Psychotherapy & Counselling, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
E-J Psychotherapy & Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
Does your life look great on the outside?  To everyone else? Do you ever think that you know you should be happy, ok, fine and able to ‘just get on with it’?  And yet….you just know in 'your bones’ you’re not ok, happy or fine…despite what you may be presenting to the rest of the world. If that resonates, maybe we could talk. I offer my clients an opportunity to stop, really stop and to ask themselves questions - that might feel too big to ask on your own or to burden your friends with - and then listen to the answer. I also look at the contexts you exist in, and how these have shaped and continue to shape you in the here and now.
Does your life look great on the outside?  To everyone else? Do you ever think that you know you should be happy, ok, fine and able to ‘just get on with it’?  And yet….you just know in 'your bones’ you’re not ok, happy or fine…despite what you may be presenting to the rest of the world. If that resonates, maybe we could talk. I offer my clients an opportunity to stop, really stop and to ask themselves questions - that might feel too big to ask on your own or to burden your friends with - and then listen to the answer. I also look at the contexts you exist in, and how these have shaped and continue to shape you in the here and now.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Liverpool

300+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Liverpool who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aviva
54% AXA PPP
46% Vitality

How Counsellors in Liverpool see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Liverpool?

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.