Counselling in Lymm

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Sallyann Meadowcroft
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lymm WA13
Welcome I’m Sally, life is a roller coaster, we ride the highs and struggle with the painful lows. I understand taking the step to seek help and share your experiences is hard and scary, it takes courage, so trust is paramount within the therapeutic relationship. I offer a safe, supportive, non judgmental and empathetic environment, taking your direction to walk along side you. Time is precious, our own needs are usually low on our list. Focusing on ourselves and investing in our well-being enables growth and clarity. Self love is core in all of our relationships. Finding our own inner happiness and taking power back, creates peace
Welcome I’m Sally, life is a roller coaster, we ride the highs and struggle with the painful lows. I understand taking the step to seek help and share your experiences is hard and scary, it takes courage, so trust is paramount within the therapeutic relationship. I offer a safe, supportive, non judgmental and empathetic environment, taking your direction to walk along side you. Time is precious, our own needs are usually low on our list. Focusing on ourselves and investing in our well-being enables growth and clarity. Self love is core in all of our relationships. Finding our own inner happiness and taking power back, creates peace
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Photo of Vanessa Louise Parry, Counsellor in Lymm, England
Vanessa Louise Parry
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Lymm WA13
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I use a combination of approaches tailored to the needs of my clients such as person centred, and CBT to examine current thoughts and feelings, as well as psychodynamic exploration of the past to help reach an understanding of the issues being faced. Each client is unique, and I welcome their thoughts about the direction in which they would like their therapy sessions to take. I am an approved therapist for Anxiety UK and am experienced in working with clients struggling with anxiety and depression. This can range from mild stress and low mood to a feeling of being completely debilitated
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I use a combination of approaches tailored to the needs of my clients such as person centred, and CBT to examine current thoughts and feelings, as well as psychodynamic exploration of the past to help reach an understanding of the issues being faced. Each client is unique, and I welcome their thoughts about the direction in which they would like their therapy sessions to take. I am an approved therapist for Anxiety UK and am experienced in working with clients struggling with anxiety and depression. This can range from mild stress and low mood to a feeling of being completely debilitated
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Dr Nicola Wright
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Lymm WA13  (Online Only)
The Perinatal Period is a transformative time, which can bring about a variety of emotions such as anxiety, fear, ambivalence and overwhelm. I am here to support you in navigating what can be a difficult journey from challenges with conceiving, perinatal loss, fear of birth, associated trauma and postnatal hurdles. I am a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years experience of working in the NHS, five of which have been in a Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team. I will work with you to identify your therapy goals, make sense of your current distress and make the positive changes you hope for in improving your perinatal mental health.
The Perinatal Period is a transformative time, which can bring about a variety of emotions such as anxiety, fear, ambivalence and overwhelm. I am here to support you in navigating what can be a difficult journey from challenges with conceiving, perinatal loss, fear of birth, associated trauma and postnatal hurdles. I am a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years experience of working in the NHS, five of which have been in a Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team. I will work with you to identify your therapy goals, make sense of your current distress and make the positive changes you hope for in improving your perinatal mental health.
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Cheshire Wellness Centre
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Lymm WA13
Have you ever felt desperate or confused and not known where to turn or what help to ask for? Here at Cheshire Wellness Centre, we’re a wellness centre with a difference. We endeavour to provide a place that’s safe, where people can go when it gets too much. When it comes to mental health, we know there’s no quick fix or one-size-fits-all solution; everyone’s journey is unique, every day is different. That’s why our holistic approach is focused on overall wellbeing, rather than just traditional counselling.
Have you ever felt desperate or confused and not known where to turn or what help to ask for? Here at Cheshire Wellness Centre, we’re a wellness centre with a difference. We endeavour to provide a place that’s safe, where people can go when it gets too much. When it comes to mental health, we know there’s no quick fix or one-size-fits-all solution; everyone’s journey is unique, every day is different. That’s why our holistic approach is focused on overall wellbeing, rather than just traditional counselling.
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Dr Oliver Twizell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Lymm WA13
As a registered counselling psychologist with the HCPC as well as a chartered member of the BPS, I’m here to help. I have an open and honest style and take an optimistic approach to tailor our work to your specific requirements. I’m experienced in getting into the weeds of people’s problems and working to untangle these struggles. I’m professionally trained to work across the main psychological approaches of therapy and I always start by understanding where we can create a bespoke approach that is going to specifically benefit you.
As a registered counselling psychologist with the HCPC as well as a chartered member of the BPS, I’m here to help. I have an open and honest style and take an optimistic approach to tailor our work to your specific requirements. I’m experienced in getting into the weeds of people’s problems and working to untangle these struggles. I’m professionally trained to work across the main psychological approaches of therapy and I always start by understanding where we can create a bespoke approach that is going to specifically benefit you.
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Sarah Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lymm WA13
Hi, I'm Sarah, and I hope to offer you a safe space to support you to work through issues and events that are affecting your life and those around you. Asking for help is a major step, but from personal experience the ability to express my thoughts and feelings to somebody outside my immediate network has helped me process the events in my life and make meaningful changes which have not only helped me but those around me. I have been where you are now and it was through finding a supportive counsellor, that gave me the space to really be heard, that led to my journey into becoming a counsellor myself.
Hi, I'm Sarah, and I hope to offer you a safe space to support you to work through issues and events that are affecting your life and those around you. Asking for help is a major step, but from personal experience the ability to express my thoughts and feelings to somebody outside my immediate network has helped me process the events in my life and make meaningful changes which have not only helped me but those around me. I have been where you are now and it was through finding a supportive counsellor, that gave me the space to really be heard, that led to my journey into becoming a counsellor myself.
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Clare Tighe
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Lymm WA13
I'm an experienced Psychotherapist qualified to Level 7 (Masters degree) and a BACP registered Couples Psychotherapist Counsellor. I have a Masters in counselling, relationship therapy. I work with a variety of problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, ADHD, Transgendered issues, Affairs and Couples Counselling, Anger management, Grief, Suicide and Self Harm. I also work with relationship issues such as communication problems, conflict, affairs, divorce and separation, post natal depression, loss of intimacy, trauma and I work with same sex relationships.
I'm an experienced Psychotherapist qualified to Level 7 (Masters degree) and a BACP registered Couples Psychotherapist Counsellor. I have a Masters in counselling, relationship therapy. I work with a variety of problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, ADHD, Transgendered issues, Affairs and Couples Counselling, Anger management, Grief, Suicide and Self Harm. I also work with relationship issues such as communication problems, conflict, affairs, divorce and separation, post natal depression, loss of intimacy, trauma and I work with same sex relationships.
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Pippa Brindle
Psychotherapist, PsychD, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Lymm WA13
Thank you for finding out more about how I can help you. I understand this is the first step is supporting your emotional well being and can be a daunting one... I am an integrative person-centred psychotherapist working with a variety of issues including bereavement, anxiety, depression, stress and relationships, anger, coping with change, and self-esteem issues with a person centred approach.
Thank you for finding out more about how I can help you. I understand this is the first step is supporting your emotional well being and can be a daunting one... I am an integrative person-centred psychotherapist working with a variety of issues including bereavement, anxiety, depression, stress and relationships, anger, coping with change, and self-esteem issues with a person centred approach.
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Catherine Mary Harpham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lymm WA13
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes it all just feels too much. Maybe you are overwhelmed with anxiety and exhausted with trying to be someone you are not. You might be a parent, struggling to help your child through mental health issues and seek a different way of being, in order to feel more calm and focused. You might be looking to learn more about what being neurodivergent means for you, or be wanting to heal from a painful past that did not celebrate who you are. If so, counselling may be a path to help empower you, to make the changes you need and rediscover your sense of self. I want to help support you
Sometimes it all just feels too much. Maybe you are overwhelmed with anxiety and exhausted with trying to be someone you are not. You might be a parent, struggling to help your child through mental health issues and seek a different way of being, in order to feel more calm and focused. You might be looking to learn more about what being neurodivergent means for you, or be wanting to heal from a painful past that did not celebrate who you are. If so, counselling may be a path to help empower you, to make the changes you need and rediscover your sense of self. I want to help support you
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Christian Chalfont
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lymm WA13
As an Integrative Counsellor, I provide a service that combines several therapeutic practices, all aimed towards helping you feel whole again. In recent years, my work has focused strongly on addiction, trauma and issues around sex and sexuality. I also have a particular focus on identity, self-worth and boundaries. We are what we think and what we think governs how we feel - our beliefs shape our reality. My role is to help you process and integrate whatever it is you are struggling with, supporting you on your journey to improved mental and emotional wellbeing.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I provide a service that combines several therapeutic practices, all aimed towards helping you feel whole again. In recent years, my work has focused strongly on addiction, trauma and issues around sex and sexuality. I also have a particular focus on identity, self-worth and boundaries. We are what we think and what we think governs how we feel - our beliefs shape our reality. My role is to help you process and integrate whatever it is you are struggling with, supporting you on your journey to improved mental and emotional wellbeing.
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Donna Court
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lymm WA13
Hi, I am a qualified Person Centred and CBT therapist with experience in counselling and coaching adults, adolescents and children. If you are stressed, anxious, depressed or maybe you have a sense of wanting something better, I can help. In counselling, I will work closely with you to explore any issues you bring and help you to identify any barriers to your happiness. I will help you to recognise your own strengths and resources and find new coping strategies to make choices to create the life you desire.
Hi, I am a qualified Person Centred and CBT therapist with experience in counselling and coaching adults, adolescents and children. If you are stressed, anxious, depressed or maybe you have a sense of wanting something better, I can help. In counselling, I will work closely with you to explore any issues you bring and help you to identify any barriers to your happiness. I will help you to recognise your own strengths and resources and find new coping strategies to make choices to create the life you desire.
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Dr Liddy Carver
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Lymm WA13
Online Counselling/Psychotherapy available via Zoom or Skype. Based in Warrington,Cheshire, I am a highly qualified therapist with a PhD in Counselling and MSc in Clinical Counselling. As an experienced BACP Registered and Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I provide a safe, professional and confidential talking therapy service for individuals, couples and families. My work is influenced by the Person-Centred Approach based on acceptance, empathy and genuineness. I am also a qualified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Regulation) and a Clinical Supervisor trained at postgraduate level.
Online Counselling/Psychotherapy available via Zoom or Skype. Based in Warrington,Cheshire, I am a highly qualified therapist with a PhD in Counselling and MSc in Clinical Counselling. As an experienced BACP Registered and Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I provide a safe, professional and confidential talking therapy service for individuals, couples and families. My work is influenced by the Person-Centred Approach based on acceptance, empathy and genuineness. I am also a qualified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Regulation) and a Clinical Supervisor trained at postgraduate level.
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Lucy Semple
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Lymm WA13
Lets be honest, finding the right counsellor can feel very daunting, especially with so many profiles to read so I'll try to keep it simple. I provide a confidential, non-judgmental, safe space where you can feel comfortable opening up about your inner most thoughts and feelings. We can explore things like your relationships, your history and childhood, bereavements, the impact of the pandemic on you or anything that you feel you need to gain clarity on or offload. The sessions are yours to use however you feel is needed and I will be there to support and encourage you on your journey. It's an hour to focus on you!
Lets be honest, finding the right counsellor can feel very daunting, especially with so many profiles to read so I'll try to keep it simple. I provide a confidential, non-judgmental, safe space where you can feel comfortable opening up about your inner most thoughts and feelings. We can explore things like your relationships, your history and childhood, bereavements, the impact of the pandemic on you or anything that you feel you need to gain clarity on or offload. The sessions are yours to use however you feel is needed and I will be there to support and encourage you on your journey. It's an hour to focus on you!
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Julie Ashworth
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Lymm WA13
Hi, my name is Julie. I am a professional Counsellor and Supervisor and an member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society. I provide a confidential, counselling service to meet your individual needs providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can work at your own pace in a place of safety and comfort where your feelings and emotions can be expressed and explored. I offer support and understanding in a non-critical way and appreciate and respect differences and diversity in culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, physical ability and spirituality
Hi, my name is Julie. I am a professional Counsellor and Supervisor and an member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society. I provide a confidential, counselling service to meet your individual needs providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can work at your own pace in a place of safety and comfort where your feelings and emotions can be expressed and explored. I offer support and understanding in a non-critical way and appreciate and respect differences and diversity in culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, physical ability and spirituality
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Dr Graham Simpson-Adkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Lymm WA13
I aim to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. I believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. My aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
I aim to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. I believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. My aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
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Helen Pickering
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Lymm WA13
I am a clinical psychologist and CAT practitioner with over 21 years of experience of working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties including stress & anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss & bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma & abuse, interpersonal and personality difficulties. I also specialise in working with people with chronic pain, chronic fatigue and other health problems. Using my skills and experience I work in an integrative way to offer bespoke interventions to meet the specific needs of clients. For more information see my website: www.embrace-psych.co.uk
I am a clinical psychologist and CAT practitioner with over 21 years of experience of working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties including stress & anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss & bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma & abuse, interpersonal and personality difficulties. I also specialise in working with people with chronic pain, chronic fatigue and other health problems. Using my skills and experience I work in an integrative way to offer bespoke interventions to meet the specific needs of clients. For more information see my website: www.embrace-psych.co.uk
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Marie Devitt
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Lymm WA13
Hi, I am ML Devitt, a qualified integrative counsellor. I have a broad range of experience gained over 15 years working as a counsellor, I work to provide a nurturing, empathic and safe space for my clients, that enables them to explore and address the issues they are dealing with. I provide a broad range of support for individuals around a broad range of issues those include: Anxiety Depression Stress Reduction Relationship Difficulties Parenting Support Self Esteem Personal Development Professoinal Development and Anger management
Hi, I am ML Devitt, a qualified integrative counsellor. I have a broad range of experience gained over 15 years working as a counsellor, I work to provide a nurturing, empathic and safe space for my clients, that enables them to explore and address the issues they are dealing with. I provide a broad range of support for individuals around a broad range of issues those include: Anxiety Depression Stress Reduction Relationship Difficulties Parenting Support Self Esteem Personal Development Professoinal Development and Anger management
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Photo of Patrick Harper, Psychotherapist in Lymm, England
Patrick Harper
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Lymm WA13  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping people who have reached a point in their life when they're feeling stuck and unable to change the way they feel, behave or react to other people. I'm good at helping people to understand themselves better and to change the way they relate to themselves and other people. I work with a very broad range of problems from persistent anxiety and depression to severe trauma and personality disturbance. I offer appointments to clients living locally to me in West Yorkshire, across the U.K., and in a range of countries across the world.
I enjoy helping people who have reached a point in their life when they're feeling stuck and unable to change the way they feel, behave or react to other people. I'm good at helping people to understand themselves better and to change the way they relate to themselves and other people. I work with a very broad range of problems from persistent anxiety and depression to severe trauma and personality disturbance. I offer appointments to clients living locally to me in West Yorkshire, across the U.K., and in a range of countries across the world.
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Louise Mackintosh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lymm WA13
People decide to look for therapy for many reasons; stress, anxiety or depression, difficulties in relationships; anything that's stopping them living the life they want. I place importance on helping clients understand the causes, not simply focusing on the symptoms. Ultimately, knowing yourself better is the key to a more fulfilling life, with improved relationships and feeling better within yourself on a day to day basis.
People decide to look for therapy for many reasons; stress, anxiety or depression, difficulties in relationships; anything that's stopping them living the life they want. I place importance on helping clients understand the causes, not simply focusing on the symptoms. Ultimately, knowing yourself better is the key to a more fulfilling life, with improved relationships and feeling better within yourself on a day to day basis.
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Kirsty Sanderson Pg Dip
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lymm WA13
People turn to counselling with many and varied issues. But despite the variations, you have some things in common and often it is recognition that it is time for change, or a desire to change; a wish to minimise or remove distress and anxiety and a need for a deeper understanding of yourself, your partners, family members or others around you. I am fully Relate trained to work with couples and your relationship issues, however I also work with individuals, young people and families covering the wide range of issues you may encounter on a daily basis. I offer room based therapy in Warrington or outdoor sessions in Wrexham.
People turn to counselling with many and varied issues. But despite the variations, you have some things in common and often it is recognition that it is time for change, or a desire to change; a wish to minimise or remove distress and anxiety and a need for a deeper understanding of yourself, your partners, family members or others around you. I am fully Relate trained to work with couples and your relationship issues, however I also work with individuals, young people and families covering the wide range of issues you may encounter on a daily basis. I offer room based therapy in Warrington or outdoor sessions in Wrexham.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lymm

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Lymm who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
84% Anxiety
84% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
68% Bereavement
64% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% AXA PPP
67% Vitality
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in Lymm see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lymm?

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.