Counselling in Manchester

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Photo of Athina Patsoule, MBACP, Counsellor
Athina Patsoule
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
I am a qualified psychotherapist (ECP), registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with extensive experience in individual, couples and family psychotherapy and parenting counselling, in the United Kingdom and in Greece. I offer online sessions in Greek, French and English.
I am a qualified psychotherapist (ECP), registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with extensive experience in individual, couples and family psychotherapy and parenting counselling, in the United Kingdom and in Greece. I offer online sessions in Greek, French and English.
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Neurodiversity Affirming Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
I am proudly a combination of Autistic and ADHD. AuDHD has a nice ring to it. I draw on 14 years of experience in private practice as well as lived experience of being neurodivergent. I specialise in working with sensitive souls, Autism, ADHD. I work with clients who fall into what used to be the Asperger category of Autism. Although these people are considered to be high functioning, I am careful using this term. It can cover up the deep seated struggles under the facade of “doing well”.
I am proudly a combination of Autistic and ADHD. AuDHD has a nice ring to it. I draw on 14 years of experience in private practice as well as lived experience of being neurodivergent. I specialise in working with sensitive souls, Autism, ADHD. I work with clients who fall into what used to be the Asperger category of Autism. Although these people are considered to be high functioning, I am careful using this term. It can cover up the deep seated struggles under the facade of “doing well”.
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Dr Aspasia Ftenou
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Perhaps you may feel anxious, worried or on edge? Maybe you struggle getting on with daily tasks or not enjoying things as much as you did? Do you have negative memories from the past that impact your life now? Or you may have negative thoughts about yourself which may affect your relationship with others? We may talk about your difficulties and set goals to help you in therapy. In our sessions you will experience acceptance and empathy so as to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe and warm space created by our therapeutic relationship.
Perhaps you may feel anxious, worried or on edge? Maybe you struggle getting on with daily tasks or not enjoying things as much as you did? Do you have negative memories from the past that impact your life now? Or you may have negative thoughts about yourself which may affect your relationship with others? We may talk about your difficulties and set goals to help you in therapy. In our sessions you will experience acceptance and empathy so as to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe and warm space created by our therapeutic relationship.
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Lucy Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
0113 733 7449 View 0113 733 7449
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Tom Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
I am an integrative trained counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and EMDR clinician based in central Manchester, both UK registered and an accredited member of the BACP. I have a passionate belief in the human capacity for change, and I am therefore committed to using my skills, training, knowledge and experience to support those who seek my services in assisting them to do so. I believe that each individual is unique, and therefore my integrative training enables me to be responsive to your individual needs and develop a bespoke treatment approach tailored with you and specifically for you.
I am an integrative trained counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and EMDR clinician based in central Manchester, both UK registered and an accredited member of the BACP. I have a passionate belief in the human capacity for change, and I am therefore committed to using my skills, training, knowledge and experience to support those who seek my services in assisting them to do so. I believe that each individual is unique, and therefore my integrative training enables me to be responsive to your individual needs and develop a bespoke treatment approach tailored with you and specifically for you.
0161 509 5819 View 0161 509 5819
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Jodie James
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
Life can be difficult and sometimes we need some extra support to navigate these difficulties. If you are looking for support with your mental health, I may be able to help you. I am a compassionate therapist based in Manchester, offering a range of counselling services tailored to your unique needs and preferences. My commitment is to provide a safe, supportive, and understanding environment, allowing you to explore your emotions and experiences as you work towards personal growth and enhanced well-being.
Life can be difficult and sometimes we need some extra support to navigate these difficulties. If you are looking for support with your mental health, I may be able to help you. I am a compassionate therapist based in Manchester, offering a range of counselling services tailored to your unique needs and preferences. My commitment is to provide a safe, supportive, and understanding environment, allowing you to explore your emotions and experiences as you work towards personal growth and enhanced well-being.
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Photo of Jen Berry, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Jen Berry
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M27
Not accepting new clients
I strongly believe that the most important part of the therapeutic process is learning to be kinder to yourself. Change has to come from a place of self-compassion- you can't bully yourself into feeling happier! Yet so many of us, when we feel lost and overwhelmed, allow self-criticism and self-doubt to take over. We feel stuck and hopeless, and worse, we blame ourselves and feel ashamed. I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to help you explore these difficult feelings so you can make sense of them and begin to overcome them.
I strongly believe that the most important part of the therapeutic process is learning to be kinder to yourself. Change has to come from a place of self-compassion- you can't bully yourself into feeling happier! Yet so many of us, when we feel lost and overwhelmed, allow self-criticism and self-doubt to take over. We feel stuck and hopeless, and worse, we blame ourselves and feel ashamed. I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to help you explore these difficult feelings so you can make sense of them and begin to overcome them.
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Tracey Whalley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M9  (Online Only)
Sometimes life experiences can become overwhelming and feel too much to cope with. This can lead to us to feeling worthless, vulnerable and isolated. Sometimes we need somebody who will listen to us without judgement to help us work through things to lead to a better understanding of ourselves and our experiences and sometimes just hold our hand whilst we sit in that darkness.
Sometimes life experiences can become overwhelming and feel too much to cope with. This can lead to us to feeling worthless, vulnerable and isolated. Sometimes we need somebody who will listen to us without judgement to help us work through things to lead to a better understanding of ourselves and our experiences and sometimes just hold our hand whilst we sit in that darkness.
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Julia Hanson
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M21
Hi, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the moment or finding yourself trying to cope with pressure from work or relationships or just life in general. Maybe you have been feeling down or anxious and don't know how to deal with the symptoms. Many people have been impacted by Covid and are finding it hard to adjust. I can offer you a safe space in which you can talk about anything without judgement. Together we can discover what is holding you back, making you feel stuck, or causing you to repeat unhealthy patterns of behaviour.
Hi, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the moment or finding yourself trying to cope with pressure from work or relationships or just life in general. Maybe you have been feeling down or anxious and don't know how to deal with the symptoms. Many people have been impacted by Covid and are finding it hard to adjust. I can offer you a safe space in which you can talk about anything without judgement. Together we can discover what is holding you back, making you feel stuck, or causing you to repeat unhealthy patterns of behaviour.
0161 524 1043 View 0161 524 1043
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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
Photo of Dr Kelly Savery, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
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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Photo of Lorna Ellen Dungey, MBACP, Counsellor
Lorna Ellen Dungey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M32
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
0161 524 9435 View 0161 524 9435
Photo of Jasmina Frzina (Altogether Human Cic), DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Jasmina Frzina (Altogether Human Cic)
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I like working with individuals and couples – on issues and worries ranging from anxiety, stress, and depression to all types of trauma. Of particular interest is working with people experiencing existential angst or simply feeling "stuck" in one way or another. I like to help people to get "un-stuck" and to take steps towards living their lives in more fulfilling ways, and having healthier, more rewarding relationships.
I like working with individuals and couples – on issues and worries ranging from anxiety, stress, and depression to all types of trauma. Of particular interest is working with people experiencing existential angst or simply feeling "stuck" in one way or another. I like to help people to get "un-stuck" and to take steps towards living their lives in more fulfilling ways, and having healthier, more rewarding relationships.
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Calming Minds Soothing Souls Therapies MBACP
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
0161 850 4018 View 0161 850 4018
Photo of Victoria Elizabeth Arthur, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Victoria Elizabeth Arthur
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M41  (Online Only)
Life can feel overwhelming at times and the counselling service I offer aims to give you a safe and secure environment to unpack your feelings. I know it can be difficult to begin to talk about emotional topics and sometimes it helps to talk to someone outside of your immediate support network in a space without judgement. You can reach out even if you’ve never been able to speak to anyone about how you are feeling before or if you aren’t sure if your problems are complex enough for therapy. I work within a person-centred approach, allowing you to lead with the issues you would like to bring to sessions
Life can feel overwhelming at times and the counselling service I offer aims to give you a safe and secure environment to unpack your feelings. I know it can be difficult to begin to talk about emotional topics and sometimes it helps to talk to someone outside of your immediate support network in a space without judgement. You can reach out even if you’ve never been able to speak to anyone about how you are feeling before or if you aren’t sure if your problems are complex enough for therapy. I work within a person-centred approach, allowing you to lead with the issues you would like to bring to sessions
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Photo of Sally Hinchliffe, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Sally Hinchliffe
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M46
I have worked in the NHS since 2015 providing interventions for those presenting with mental health difficulties, such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety and generalised anxiety. My aim is to develop a warm therapeutic relationship, which maximises honesty and openness for us to collaboratively work towards goals for therapy. I am flexible and transparent in my approach, and adapt cognitive behavioural therapy to suit the needs of you. My role would be to develop a shared understanding of any difficulties by completing an in-depth assessment and formulation, to work together to manage these difficulties.
I have worked in the NHS since 2015 providing interventions for those presenting with mental health difficulties, such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety and generalised anxiety. My aim is to develop a warm therapeutic relationship, which maximises honesty and openness for us to collaboratively work towards goals for therapy. I am flexible and transparent in my approach, and adapt cognitive behavioural therapy to suit the needs of you. My role would be to develop a shared understanding of any difficulties by completing an in-depth assessment and formulation, to work together to manage these difficulties.
01942 918730 View 01942 918730
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Mark Hamlin
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and need some support? I offer a space where you can be yourself, supporting you to find new ways to explore what's important. I am passionate about what I do, by the changes in behaviour, insights and new perspectives experienced by my clients. I'm a registered trainee Psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and registered with the Gender Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors.
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and need some support? I offer a space where you can be yourself, supporting you to find new ways to explore what's important. I am passionate about what I do, by the changes in behaviour, insights and new perspectives experienced by my clients. I'm a registered trainee Psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and registered with the Gender Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors.
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Roger Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M13
Expert effective help for those who are:- sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, or with problem alcohol, drugs, porn, sex, chemsex, controlling their life, or they are overwhelmed by anxiety, low mood, or a lack of interest in life they cannot 'shake off’. Others realise they are not ‘straight’, and struggle with painful shame around their sexuality. If you can relate to some of these feelings or experiences then I can help you identify and bring about positive change and a greater sense of being OK more of the time. I draw on my lived experiences and year's of extensive training to be Safe, Confidential and Effective for you.
Expert effective help for those who are:- sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, or with problem alcohol, drugs, porn, sex, chemsex, controlling their life, or they are overwhelmed by anxiety, low mood, or a lack of interest in life they cannot 'shake off’. Others realise they are not ‘straight’, and struggle with painful shame around their sexuality. If you can relate to some of these feelings or experiences then I can help you identify and bring about positive change and a greater sense of being OK more of the time. I draw on my lived experiences and year's of extensive training to be Safe, Confidential and Effective for you.
0161 524 7711 View 0161 524 7711
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Donna Sullivan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M14
I'm really interested in people - who we are and why we become who we are. In order to understand ourselves it can help to talk about ourselves, our experiences and feelings. I can offer a safe, secure and non judgmental space where you can do this. Together we can work out why you have reached a point in your life that may be causing you problems, or why you may be feeling stuck. I work with people who are overwhelmed by their circumstances or feel anxious and depressed and find it difficult to move forward. Counselling can give you an opportunity to examine how you can change and improve your circumstances.
I'm really interested in people - who we are and why we become who we are. In order to understand ourselves it can help to talk about ourselves, our experiences and feelings. I can offer a safe, secure and non judgmental space where you can do this. Together we can work out why you have reached a point in your life that may be causing you problems, or why you may be feeling stuck. I work with people who are overwhelmed by their circumstances or feel anxious and depressed and find it difficult to move forward. Counselling can give you an opportunity to examine how you can change and improve your circumstances.
0161 519 4753 View 0161 519 4753
Photo of Zoe Moss, MBACP, Psychotherapist
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
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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
59% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Manchester see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
28% 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.