Counselling in Manchester

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Michelle Harwood
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M30
Are you feeling low and lacking motivation, worried about the future or holding on to the past ? If so, you’re not alone. Therapy can help you through these difficult times by discussing your thoughts and feelings and give you the tools, techniques to help live a more fulfilled life. If you would like to discuss more please get in touch.
Are you feeling low and lacking motivation, worried about the future or holding on to the past ? If so, you’re not alone. Therapy can help you through these difficult times by discussing your thoughts and feelings and give you the tools, techniques to help live a more fulfilled life. If you would like to discuss more please get in touch.
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Sarah Schofield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
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Michael Halpin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Manchester M21
Making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard. Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder. Partners, peers and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough. We also know that this is far from the truth. Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step on a journey that allows us to confront our difficulties, face our fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take a path that can lead to a better life.
Making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard. Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder. Partners, peers and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough. We also know that this is far from the truth. Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step on a journey that allows us to confront our difficulties, face our fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take a path that can lead to a better life.
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Patrycja Czyszczon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M26
Do you feel hopeless, anxious, or depressed? Are you finding it difficult to cope with the pressures of life? Life is challenging at times, and talking through your problems can help you make sense of them, which will allow you to make positive choices and changes in your life, helping you to grow. I can help by providing you with a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings. I am here to support you and listen to your story with empathy, and we will work together to help you find a way forward.
Do you feel hopeless, anxious, or depressed? Are you finding it difficult to cope with the pressures of life? Life is challenging at times, and talking through your problems can help you make sense of them, which will allow you to make positive choices and changes in your life, helping you to grow. I can help by providing you with a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings. I am here to support you and listen to your story with empathy, and we will work together to help you find a way forward.
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Rachael Ingram
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
I understand the daily frustration of living with depression and anxiety. Having had counselling myself, I know how it feels to sit in front of a stranger and talk about my inner most feelings. I'm here to accompany and encourage you on your own personal journey. I specialise in person-centred counselling which means that during a session, you'll work with me by talking through issues, key events, concerns, behaviours and how you’re feeling...anything that’s bothering you. I immerse myself into your world to understand your perspective. I offer a safe and encouraging environment, one where you aren’t judged, so that you feel accept
I understand the daily frustration of living with depression and anxiety. Having had counselling myself, I know how it feels to sit in front of a stranger and talk about my inner most feelings. I'm here to accompany and encourage you on your own personal journey. I specialise in person-centred counselling which means that during a session, you'll work with me by talking through issues, key events, concerns, behaviours and how you’re feeling...anything that’s bothering you. I immerse myself into your world to understand your perspective. I offer a safe and encouraging environment, one where you aren’t judged, so that you feel accept
0161 694 6450 View 0161 694 6450
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Scott Lee | Manchester | CBT Therapist
MSc
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
My name is Scott, and I'm a registered social worker with therapeutic training in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies, Systemic Family & Couples Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, and Coaching . My approach is holistic and tailored to meet your unique needs, drawing on evidence-based techniques to support your specific mental health journey. I have worked with young people and their families for the past 12 years, and I'm currently employed as a Therapist within the NHS. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions, I'm here to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space.
My name is Scott, and I'm a registered social worker with therapeutic training in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies, Systemic Family & Couples Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, and Coaching . My approach is holistic and tailored to meet your unique needs, drawing on evidence-based techniques to support your specific mental health journey. I have worked with young people and their families for the past 12 years, and I'm currently employed as a Therapist within the NHS. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions, I'm here to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space.
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Dan Owens-Cooper
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M4
So often clients' unhelpful experiences of therapy are attributed to their therapist being "silent", "difficult to connect with" or (at worst) "like a brick wall". The psychologically informed, dedicated and authentic experience I deliver requires me to be active, present and, primarily, something resembling an authentic human being whom I hope you will trust and feel at ease with. You will have the time and space to talk (without awkward silences!) and where desired, I can share with you knowledge/theory acquired from 10 years clinical experience, to help us collaboratively explore, enlighten and enhance your lived experience.
So often clients' unhelpful experiences of therapy are attributed to their therapist being "silent", "difficult to connect with" or (at worst) "like a brick wall". The psychologically informed, dedicated and authentic experience I deliver requires me to be active, present and, primarily, something resembling an authentic human being whom I hope you will trust and feel at ease with. You will have the time and space to talk (without awkward silences!) and where desired, I can share with you knowledge/theory acquired from 10 years clinical experience, to help us collaboratively explore, enlighten and enhance your lived experience.
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Dr Kelly Savery
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Manchester M3
If you are a trauma survivor, I see you. I’m here for you. I provide a safe space to explore what happened to you. Together, we’ll find ways to manage the psychological and physiological distress that is a result of trauma. You are not alone. My collaborative process creates a safe space for you to work through your traumatic experience(s) and come out stronger on the other side. I will empower you to make choices to live your life in accordance with your values and beliefs. I am an inclusive therapist and work with everyone who has experienced trauma, including marginalized and under-represented groups of people.
If you are a trauma survivor, I see you. I’m here for you. I provide a safe space to explore what happened to you. Together, we’ll find ways to manage the psychological and physiological distress that is a result of trauma. You are not alone. My collaborative process creates a safe space for you to work through your traumatic experience(s) and come out stronger on the other side. I will empower you to make choices to live your life in accordance with your values and beliefs. I am an inclusive therapist and work with everyone who has experienced trauma, including marginalized and under-represented groups of people.
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Yvonne Elizabeth Meidlinger
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through my training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way. I work with people on a range of issues, but find that I work with people with anxiety or depression most commonly, and pride myself on working hard to make people feel at ease.
I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through my training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way. I work with people on a range of issues, but find that I work with people with anxiety or depression most commonly, and pride myself on working hard to make people feel at ease.
0161 850 7103 View 0161 850 7103
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Zoe Moss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Chorlton, South Manchester, offering in-person, online and walk and talk sessions. You may be struggling with a specific issue or pattern of behaviour and know already what you would like to talk about. Alternatively, you may be feeling anxious or depressed and need support with processing your feelings and emotions. Counselling may be able to offer a fresh perspective, or support you to make changes needed to get you to a better place. I offer space to talk and discuss current and past events. I am very open minded, nonjudgmental and happy to talk about difficult or challenging issues
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Chorlton, South Manchester, offering in-person, online and walk and talk sessions. You may be struggling with a specific issue or pattern of behaviour and know already what you would like to talk about. Alternatively, you may be feeling anxious or depressed and need support with processing your feelings and emotions. Counselling may be able to offer a fresh perspective, or support you to make changes needed to get you to a better place. I offer space to talk and discuss current and past events. I am very open minded, nonjudgmental and happy to talk about difficult or challenging issues
0161 524 0976 View 0161 524 0976
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Rebecca Smith
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M27  (Online Only)
Firstly, I’m so glad you’re taking this step. I know how scary it can feel to reach out when you’re depressed, anxious, traumatised, stressed – or however it is you’re feeling right now. Whether you’re struggling with longstanding circumstances, reeling from a recent event, or you’re confused with your emotions … you’re doing the right thing by seeking help. As a fully qualified counsellor to post-graduate degree level, and a registered member of the BACP, I believe the best therapy is open, honest and human.
Firstly, I’m so glad you’re taking this step. I know how scary it can feel to reach out when you’re depressed, anxious, traumatised, stressed – or however it is you’re feeling right now. Whether you’re struggling with longstanding circumstances, reeling from a recent event, or you’re confused with your emotions … you’re doing the right thing by seeking help. As a fully qualified counsellor to post-graduate degree level, and a registered member of the BACP, I believe the best therapy is open, honest and human.
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Sarah Bruce
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Not accepting new clients
Is anxiety or excessive worry getting in the way for your? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thinking? Or are you finding it hard to live with a traumatic event? Difficult thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. This suggests you would benefit from structured therapy to learn some new ways of coping.
Is anxiety or excessive worry getting in the way for your? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thinking? Or are you finding it hard to live with a traumatic event? Difficult thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. This suggests you would benefit from structured therapy to learn some new ways of coping.
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Adam Rothwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
Are you looking to overcome anxiety, low mood, OCD or phobias? Perhaps you want to conquer insomnia, stress or IBS symptoms... The fact you are researching therapists is a great first step to creating the life you want. I know it can be overwhelming looking for a therapist but is also a rewarding and life-changing experience. It is because of this that I am committed to providing you with an informative, supportive and professional experience. My aim is to provide you with a safe space to reflect on your life and to help you create solutions that will get you to a place of feeling more confident, balanced and content.
Are you looking to overcome anxiety, low mood, OCD or phobias? Perhaps you want to conquer insomnia, stress or IBS symptoms... The fact you are researching therapists is a great first step to creating the life you want. I know it can be overwhelming looking for a therapist but is also a rewarding and life-changing experience. It is because of this that I am committed to providing you with an informative, supportive and professional experience. My aim is to provide you with a safe space to reflect on your life and to help you create solutions that will get you to a place of feeling more confident, balanced and content.
0161 524 2865 View 0161 524 2865
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Dr Danielle Gerson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
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Dr Wendy Macdonald
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20
I believe that any of us have the capacity to make changes in our lives and relationships. I am committed in my work to enable and support people to bring about longed for improvements. I think that relationships with self and others are central to this process. I feel passionate about supporting and enabling my clients to bring about desired changes in their lives and relationships. I have successfully worked for over 10 years with clients who present with a broad range of difficulties. I do my upmost to provide clients with an understanding of their problems and ways in which they can work towards positive change.
I believe that any of us have the capacity to make changes in our lives and relationships. I am committed in my work to enable and support people to bring about longed for improvements. I think that relationships with self and others are central to this process. I feel passionate about supporting and enabling my clients to bring about desired changes in their lives and relationships. I have successfully worked for over 10 years with clients who present with a broad range of difficulties. I do my upmost to provide clients with an understanding of their problems and ways in which they can work towards positive change.
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Dr Emily le Couteur
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello. My name is Emily, and I am a HCPC registered, Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have experience working in NHS, third sector, and independent healthcare settings, with a variety of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, loneliness and isolation, depression, bereavement, self-esteem, shame and self-criticism, anger, stress, and trauma. Maybe one of these issues is worrying you, or perhaps you are simply looking to understand yourself and your emotional health a little better. Whatever your goals, I always provide a warm, supportive, authentic therapy space where we will explore and make sense of your experiences.
Hello. My name is Emily, and I am a HCPC registered, Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have experience working in NHS, third sector, and independent healthcare settings, with a variety of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, loneliness and isolation, depression, bereavement, self-esteem, shame and self-criticism, anger, stress, and trauma. Maybe one of these issues is worrying you, or perhaps you are simply looking to understand yourself and your emotional health a little better. Whatever your goals, I always provide a warm, supportive, authentic therapy space where we will explore and make sense of your experiences.
0161 524 5483 View 0161 524 5483
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Ewa (Eva) Karwacka
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I have two areas of specialism. One is working with adults, who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. This could be in relation to your job, health or relationships with other people. The second is working with parents of young children, when parenthood becomes tricky for whatever reason, or when children struggle with anxiety or activities of daily living (such as behaviour, emotional regulation, social skills, sleep, toileting, etc.)
I have two areas of specialism. One is working with adults, who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. This could be in relation to your job, health or relationships with other people. The second is working with parents of young children, when parenthood becomes tricky for whatever reason, or when children struggle with anxiety or activities of daily living (such as behaviour, emotional regulation, social skills, sleep, toileting, etc.)
0161 524 2099 View 0161 524 2099
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Bridget O'Toole
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Embark on a transformative journey with me. I offer both short and long-term support, drawing from research on childhood trauma and depression's impact on chronic illness. With specialised experience in neurological conditions, LGBTQ+ issues, and trauma, I offer genuine support, drawing from personal and professional insights. My approach fosters a genuine connection, creating a safe haven for exploration within a trauma-informed framework. I believe in the profound power of self-expression and acceptance, especially for those who find it challenging elsewhere.
Embark on a transformative journey with me. I offer both short and long-term support, drawing from research on childhood trauma and depression's impact on chronic illness. With specialised experience in neurological conditions, LGBTQ+ issues, and trauma, I offer genuine support, drawing from personal and professional insights. My approach fosters a genuine connection, creating a safe haven for exploration within a trauma-informed framework. I believe in the profound power of self-expression and acceptance, especially for those who find it challenging elsewhere.
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Dr Shoaib Psychology Practice Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I'm Dr Sohbia Shoaib a highly skilled Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years working experience in mental health. In the NHS, forensic and private sector. I am trained in a range of interventions including Schema Therapy, EMDR, DBT and CBT. I have expertise in completing a full range of assessments and interventions for clients who present from mild to severe/ complex mental health problems and psychological presentations e.g., trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, burnout, interpersonal difficulties and emotional dysregulation, personality disorder, substance misuse, bipolar, psychosis.
I'm Dr Sohbia Shoaib a highly skilled Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years working experience in mental health. In the NHS, forensic and private sector. I am trained in a range of interventions including Schema Therapy, EMDR, DBT and CBT. I have expertise in completing a full range of assessments and interventions for clients who present from mild to severe/ complex mental health problems and psychological presentations e.g., trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, burnout, interpersonal difficulties and emotional dysregulation, personality disorder, substance misuse, bipolar, psychosis.
0161 524 5114 View 0161 524 5114
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Laura Fenn
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Starting therapy can be a difficult decision- you may feel desperate and alone but reaching out for help is the most important step on the road to recovery. I am a qualified integrative therapist who advocates for celebrating our uniqueness. The base of my sessions is always Person-Centred; to listen, offering compassion and warmth. I also offer stress, anxiety and mindfulness techniques and other therapeutic approaches were appropriate. I have worked extensively with clients suffering from a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety, and bereavement, and have much experience of working with the LGBTQ+ community
Starting therapy can be a difficult decision- you may feel desperate and alone but reaching out for help is the most important step on the road to recovery. I am a qualified integrative therapist who advocates for celebrating our uniqueness. The base of my sessions is always Person-Centred; to listen, offering compassion and warmth. I also offer stress, anxiety and mindfulness techniques and other therapeutic approaches were appropriate. I have worked extensively with clients suffering from a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety, and bereavement, and have much experience of working with the LGBTQ+ community
0161 524 0498 View 0161 524 0498

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Manchester

800+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Manchester who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Manchester see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
27% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Manchester?

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.