Counselling in Manchester

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Fran Markham
Psychotherapist, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the first step in reaching out to find a play therapist for your child. I have dedicated my career to working with children and feel very privileged to support young people in this way. Play Therapy is a magical way of offering therapy when words do not come easily. Play Therapy, or Creative Therapy for older children, provides an outlet to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment with few limitations and without judgement. Sometimes children are unable to express in words how they are feeling or may not be willing to discuss a traumatic experience. Play makes this easier.
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the first step in reaching out to find a play therapist for your child. I have dedicated my career to working with children and feel very privileged to support young people in this way. Play Therapy is a magical way of offering therapy when words do not come easily. Play Therapy, or Creative Therapy for older children, provides an outlet to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment with few limitations and without judgement. Sometimes children are unable to express in words how they are feeling or may not be willing to discuss a traumatic experience. Play makes this easier.
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Jennifer Kennedy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Jennifer I specialise in helping you with long term anxiety and depression arising from negative past experiences or childhood trauma. I help you understand and work through the root causes of your emotional difficulties using psychotherapy, inner child work and nervous system healing. I also use mindfulness and awareness practices to provide a holistic approach to healing. I talk more about how I work and offer free mental health content on Tiktok at jenniferkennedytherapy and Instagram.
Hi, I'm Jennifer I specialise in helping you with long term anxiety and depression arising from negative past experiences or childhood trauma. I help you understand and work through the root causes of your emotional difficulties using psychotherapy, inner child work and nervous system healing. I also use mindfulness and awareness practices to provide a holistic approach to healing. I talk more about how I work and offer free mental health content on Tiktok at jenniferkennedytherapy and Instagram.
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T4T Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Hi, I'm Abel (he/him) - I'm a pluralistic person-centred therapist, which means that I adapt my way of working to fit each individual client. I would describe my approach as "life-affirming" - I'm not here to pathologize or diagnose you, I'm here to work alongside you and support you to live authentically. My own lived experience means that I particularly welcome clients who are GSRD (gender, sexuality, or relationship-diverse), clients who are neurodivergent, and clients who have experienced religious trauma or spiritual abuse, but anyone is welcome in my therapy room.
Hi, I'm Abel (he/him) - I'm a pluralistic person-centred therapist, which means that I adapt my way of working to fit each individual client. I would describe my approach as "life-affirming" - I'm not here to pathologize or diagnose you, I'm here to work alongside you and support you to live authentically. My own lived experience means that I particularly welcome clients who are GSRD (gender, sexuality, or relationship-diverse), clients who are neurodivergent, and clients who have experienced religious trauma or spiritual abuse, but anyone is welcome in my therapy room.
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Richard Hall
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre, working both in person and online. 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 simply be feeling down and low 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 work with women and men from all backgrounds, in a range of areas. I have worked closely with male issues and have experience working with gender diversity and LGBT+ issues.
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre, working both in person and online. 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 simply be feeling down and low 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 work with women and men from all backgrounds, in a range of areas. I have worked closely with male issues and have experience working with gender diversity and LGBT+ issues.
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Rebecca Fox
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Rebecca. I will be by your side as you explore whatever you wish to share, accepting all parts of you and bringing all parts of myself. As a person-centred therapist I offer a space that is non-judgemental, open and supportive. I offer you space that is just for you, to have the time to be heard and express yourself. Whatever you’re feeling will be welcome, I invite you to share your experiences and I will receive them with warmth and care. I'm passionate about social justice and embed this in my practice, curious about how your identities and life experiences are felt and perceived.
Hello, I’m Rebecca. I will be by your side as you explore whatever you wish to share, accepting all parts of you and bringing all parts of myself. As a person-centred therapist I offer a space that is non-judgemental, open and supportive. I offer you space that is just for you, to have the time to be heard and express yourself. Whatever you’re feeling will be welcome, I invite you to share your experiences and I will receive them with warmth and care. I'm passionate about social justice and embed this in my practice, curious about how your identities and life experiences are felt and perceived.
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Chi Ko Psychosexual Relationship Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Chi is a Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, accredited by BACP and COSRT. He also works with people with sexual addictive behaviour and compulsivity. He has an excellent working knowledge on a range of psychiatric and mental health conditions.
Chi is a Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, accredited by BACP and COSRT. He also works with people with sexual addictive behaviour and compulsivity. He has an excellent working knowledge on a range of psychiatric and mental health conditions.
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Helen Toward
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Helen, an integrative therapist based in Manchester. I currently work with university students in my full-time role and previously worked for the primary care mental health and wellbeing service. I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures which is also a great passion of mine. My interests are working with people who have childhood trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem and self-worth issues. My main focus in sessions is to support the person I am working with to feel empowered and achieve the things they want to achieve in therapy. I work in a holistic way and everything is about you!
Hi I'm Helen, an integrative therapist based in Manchester. I currently work with university students in my full-time role and previously worked for the primary care mental health and wellbeing service. I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures which is also a great passion of mine. My interests are working with people who have childhood trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem and self-worth issues. My main focus in sessions is to support the person I am working with to feel empowered and achieve the things they want to achieve in therapy. I work in a holistic way and everything is about you!
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Nicola Jane Marson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M34
I know the initial thought of starting counselling can be a daunting one and you may feel anxious about taking the first step. That's why I offer an introductory session through the means of a free 20 minute phone call or another form of communication that can be agreed upon request. If you wish to go ahead then, at our first session, we will complete a referral form, the counselling contract - outlining what you can expect from me and how the sessions work. You will have time to consider what you need from me in order to feel comfortable in our work together. We will begin to consider what your hopes are for attending therapy.
I know the initial thought of starting counselling can be a daunting one and you may feel anxious about taking the first step. That's why I offer an introductory session through the means of a free 20 minute phone call or another form of communication that can be agreed upon request. If you wish to go ahead then, at our first session, we will complete a referral form, the counselling contract - outlining what you can expect from me and how the sessions work. You will have time to consider what you need from me in order to feel comfortable in our work together. We will begin to consider what your hopes are for attending therapy.
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Feel Good CBT Manchester
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
Are you feeling anxious in social situations? Do you find it hard to stop or control worry? Are you feeling low and stuck in a rut? Or experiencing low self-esteem? Perhaps you’re having panic attacks or intrusive thoughts that are worrying you. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that you’re struggling to process or a phobia you want to overcome. These common difficulties can impact on your enjoyment and achievements in life; leading to patterns of avoidance, procrastinating or a need to be in control.
Are you feeling anxious in social situations? Do you find it hard to stop or control worry? Are you feeling low and stuck in a rut? Or experiencing low self-esteem? Perhaps you’re having panic attacks or intrusive thoughts that are worrying you. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that you’re struggling to process or a phobia you want to overcome. These common difficulties can impact on your enjoyment and achievements in life; leading to patterns of avoidance, procrastinating or a need to be in control.
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Mark Widdowson
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1
Waitlist for new clients
I have almost 30 years experience as a psychotherapist and have worked with an extensive range of issues and in many different settings over that time. I am currently a senior lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy at the university of Salford,associate director at The Berne Institute and director of Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation. I teach psychotherapists around Europe. After initially training in counselling, I then completed Transactional Analysis psychotherapy training. I am a teaching and supervising Transactional analyst. I am also a an accredited EMDR therapist. I work in a time limited format of up to 20 sessions
I have almost 30 years experience as a psychotherapist and have worked with an extensive range of issues and in many different settings over that time. I am currently a senior lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy at the university of Salford,associate director at The Berne Institute and director of Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation. I teach psychotherapists around Europe. After initially training in counselling, I then completed Transactional Analysis psychotherapy training. I am a teaching and supervising Transactional analyst. I am also a an accredited EMDR therapist. I work in a time limited format of up to 20 sessions
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South Manchester Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
I am an experienced HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years post-qualification experience. Based in Didsbury, South Manchester, I offer psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults. I have seen the transformative power of psychological therapy personally and in the hundreds of clients I have worked with over the years so I am passionate about my work. I understand the importance of providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgemental space for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and yoga.
I am an experienced HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years post-qualification experience. Based in Didsbury, South Manchester, I offer psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults. I have seen the transformative power of psychological therapy personally and in the hundreds of clients I have worked with over the years so I am passionate about my work. I understand the importance of providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgemental space for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and yoga.
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Rebecca Maxwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or worried about something that is happening in your life? I offer a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your emotions and experiences, whatever these may be! As everyone is different, with unique ways of exploring how they are thinking and feeling, I offer sessions that reflect this, tailoring them to best support you. I have helped clients of all ages who are dealing with many different life issues, including anxiety, low-mood, self-confidence, and relationship troubles. I have extensive experience in working with neurodiverse clients or people seeking or waiting for diagnoses.
Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or worried about something that is happening in your life? I offer a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your emotions and experiences, whatever these may be! As everyone is different, with unique ways of exploring how they are thinking and feeling, I offer sessions that reflect this, tailoring them to best support you. I have helped clients of all ages who are dealing with many different life issues, including anxiety, low-mood, self-confidence, and relationship troubles. I have extensive experience in working with neurodiverse clients or people seeking or waiting for diagnoses.
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Cheshire Psychotherapies and Mental Health Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M16
I am here to offer you the space to explore your feelings, wishes and situation. I work from the client's perspective and have been doing this for a long time. I am first and foremost a helper, someone you can trust and relate well with on any issue. I am not here to judge you or talk over you but to provide you an avenue to finding lasting solutions on any issues that i have profound knowledge of. Please feel free to make the initial contact and let us have a special moment to explore this further.
I am here to offer you the space to explore your feelings, wishes and situation. I work from the client's perspective and have been doing this for a long time. I am first and foremost a helper, someone you can trust and relate well with on any issue. I am not here to judge you or talk over you but to provide you an avenue to finding lasting solutions on any issues that i have profound knowledge of. Please feel free to make the initial contact and let us have a special moment to explore this further.
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Photo of Jenny Grand in Manchester, England
Jenny Grand
MA
Verified Verified
Manchester M34
I am not a traditional Counsellor. I am a qualified Life Coach & Therapist working with Adults, Children & Veterans experiencing a range of emotional & behavioural issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fears & Phobias, addictions, lack of confidence, low self esteem, pain relief & bereavement. I have spent most of my working life as a HR Manager in both the Public & Private Sectors. I have seen many employees distressed because of long waits for Counselling/Therapy appointments so this led me to retrain to enable me to bridge the gap and make a difference to peoples' lives. I am fully qualified and fully insured,
I am not a traditional Counsellor. I am a qualified Life Coach & Therapist working with Adults, Children & Veterans experiencing a range of emotional & behavioural issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fears & Phobias, addictions, lack of confidence, low self esteem, pain relief & bereavement. I have spent most of my working life as a HR Manager in both the Public & Private Sectors. I have seen many employees distressed because of long waits for Counselling/Therapy appointments so this led me to retrain to enable me to bridge the gap and make a difference to peoples' lives. I am fully qualified and fully insured,
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Photo of Dorota Michalek, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Dorota Michalek
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
I understand that sometimes it’s not easy and things aren’t always how we would like them to be, but simply talking to someone can bring relief and be the first step towards positive change. I am committed to providing you with support, free of judgement and full of empathy for every stage of your journey. As a qualified counsellor I am enthusiastic about humanistic approaches. I embrace the idea that we have wisdom and capabilities to overcome hardships and live a more fulfilling life, given the right support and environment.
I understand that sometimes it’s not easy and things aren’t always how we would like them to be, but simply talking to someone can bring relief and be the first step towards positive change. I am committed to providing you with support, free of judgement and full of empathy for every stage of your journey. As a qualified counsellor I am enthusiastic about humanistic approaches. I embrace the idea that we have wisdom and capabilities to overcome hardships and live a more fulfilling life, given the right support and environment.
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Adrian Carrier
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
I provide a supportive environment in which we can explore together the difficulties that you're experiencing. I feel that holding warm, and understanding space in which you can grow is paramount and wholeheartedly respect that you are the expert of your own unique way of thinking, feeling, and experiencing. As such, I will trust, encourage, and support you to guide us on our journey together.
I provide a supportive environment in which we can explore together the difficulties that you're experiencing. I feel that holding warm, and understanding space in which you can grow is paramount and wholeheartedly respect that you are the expert of your own unique way of thinking, feeling, and experiencing. As such, I will trust, encourage, and support you to guide us on our journey together.
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Photo of Susan Claire Carr, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Susan Claire Carr
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a counsellor, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive. I have experience of working in the NHS, dealing with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss and bereavement, low self-confidence and self-esteem, relationship and family issues. I also have an understanding of adoption issues from my work for a charitable organisation.
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a counsellor, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive. I have experience of working in the NHS, dealing with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss and bereavement, low self-confidence and self-esteem, relationship and family issues. I also have an understanding of adoption issues from my work for a charitable organisation.
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Juno Clinic
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M22
Waitlist for new clients
Our assessments go beyond the surface, aiming for a profound understanding of individual experiences and challenges. As a mental health nurse with a commitment to compassionate care, I prioritise creating a safe and supportive space. The assessment process involves detailed conversations where we explore your unique journey with ADHD. Your experiences matter, and we want to understand them thoroughly. Our assessments are not just about ticking boxes. We utilise a variety of evidence-based tools to provide a meticulous evaluation.
Our assessments go beyond the surface, aiming for a profound understanding of individual experiences and challenges. As a mental health nurse with a commitment to compassionate care, I prioritise creating a safe and supportive space. The assessment process involves detailed conversations where we explore your unique journey with ADHD. Your experiences matter, and we want to understand them thoroughly. Our assessments are not just about ticking boxes. We utilise a variety of evidence-based tools to provide a meticulous evaluation.
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Photo of Roger Jayamanne, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Roger Jayamanne
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Suffering with our mental health is very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'am I ever going to find a way out?' I offer you face-to-face sessions in a nurturing, non-judgemental environment . I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Therapy, ACT, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning
Suffering with our mental health is very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'am I ever going to find a way out?' I offer you face-to-face sessions in a nurturing, non-judgemental environment . I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Therapy, ACT, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning
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Photo of Gayle Sykes, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Gayle Sykes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Not accepting new clients
You may be seeking therapy due to a specific problem or life event. Or you may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious or struggling with low self-esteem and self-doubt. I provide a space where you can feel safe and accepted and can speak freely without fear of judgement. I can work with you to make changes to feel happier and lead a calmer, more emotionally fulfilled life. I am a passionate about therapy’s potential to deepen our self-understanding and develop more compassionate ways of relating to ourselves and others.
You may be seeking therapy due to a specific problem or life event. Or you may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious or struggling with low self-esteem and self-doubt. I provide a space where you can feel safe and accepted and can speak freely without fear of judgement. I can work with you to make changes to feel happier and lead a calmer, more emotionally fulfilled life. I am a passionate about therapy’s potential to deepen our self-understanding and develop more compassionate ways of relating to ourselves and others.
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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
67% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
47% Vitality

How Counsellors in Manchester see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% 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.

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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.