Counselling in Manchester

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Photo of Adele King, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Adele King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
If you are feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or having stress in your relationships, daily life can seem very hard. Low mood and sadness could leave you feeling lonely or even isolated. Perhaps you find yourself putting on a pretence that everything is okay, when the reality is very different. You might be unclear about what is troubling you. As an experienced counsellor, I provide affordable therapy in a confidential, safe environment, helping you make sense of how you’re feeling. Counselling can also give you practical ways of coping; I will work at your pace during sessions so that you feel truly heard and accepted, not judged.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or having stress in your relationships, daily life can seem very hard. Low mood and sadness could leave you feeling lonely or even isolated. Perhaps you find yourself putting on a pretence that everything is okay, when the reality is very different. You might be unclear about what is troubling you. As an experienced counsellor, I provide affordable therapy in a confidential, safe environment, helping you make sense of how you’re feeling. Counselling can also give you practical ways of coping; I will work at your pace during sessions so that you feel truly heard and accepted, not judged.
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Photo of Adrian Carrier, Counsellor in Manchester, England
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 Maliha Neesa, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Maliha Neesa
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal'. (Rumi). As a therapist, for me this sums up counselling in one short sentence, which is helping and facilitating the healing process. I am a fully qualified person-centred, and integrative therapist. I offer safe, non-judgemental, confidential therapy for you to explore your concerns and issues. Having a non-judgemental and supportive manner is essential in the work I do with people. I feel this allows people to be more comfortable within the process of therapy and allows them to safely explore the issues they are bringing to therapy.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal'. (Rumi). As a therapist, for me this sums up counselling in one short sentence, which is helping and facilitating the healing process. I am a fully qualified person-centred, and integrative therapist. I offer safe, non-judgemental, confidential therapy for you to explore your concerns and issues. Having a non-judgemental and supportive manner is essential in the work I do with people. I feel this allows people to be more comfortable within the process of therapy and allows them to safely explore the issues they are bringing to therapy.
0161 524 2212 View 0161 524 2212
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Fox Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Not accepting new clients
It is very human to have psychological difficulties at various points in our lives. Difficult things can happen to us leaving us feeling scared and/ or low/ depressed. Society can also make us feel pressurised to look a certain way and we can feel pretty worthless if don't believe that we conform to these societal expectations. All of these can be both frightening and overwhelming, which makes it so important to have a calm, compassionate and skilful therapist to guide you towards recovery.
It is very human to have psychological difficulties at various points in our lives. Difficult things can happen to us leaving us feeling scared and/ or low/ depressed. Society can also make us feel pressurised to look a certain way and we can feel pretty worthless if don't believe that we conform to these societal expectations. All of these can be both frightening and overwhelming, which makes it so important to have a calm, compassionate and skilful therapist to guide you towards recovery.
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Photo of Genevieve Collister Brown, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Genevieve Collister Brown
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Not accepting new clients
I'm a sex and relationship therapist with over 5 years experience in empowering people through sex education. I work with a wide range of issues including understanding your gender, sexuality and identities (inc. LGBTQIA+), finding the right relationship style for you (non-monogamy, monogamy, polyamory etc), negotiating safer BDSM and kink practices, exploring consent, issues with sexual functioning (genital pain, erection issues, inability to orgasm etc), navigating relationship conflicts and improving sexual intimacy. I also work with people who have experienced sexual trauma and abuse and work in a trauma-informed way.
I'm a sex and relationship therapist with over 5 years experience in empowering people through sex education. I work with a wide range of issues including understanding your gender, sexuality and identities (inc. LGBTQIA+), finding the right relationship style for you (non-monogamy, monogamy, polyamory etc), negotiating safer BDSM and kink practices, exploring consent, issues with sexual functioning (genital pain, erection issues, inability to orgasm etc), navigating relationship conflicts and improving sexual intimacy. I also work with people who have experienced sexual trauma and abuse and work in a trauma-informed way.
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Champion's Mindset. Sport Psychology
MSc
Verified Verified
Manchester M17  (Online Only)
Stephen Renwick, a distinguished BASES sport and exercise scientist specializing in psychology, brings a wealth of expertise to the field. With a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and specialised training in acceptance and commitment therapy, Stephen is dedicated to helping athletes reach their full potential. Collaborating with elite athletes from various sports, he leverages his extensive knowledge and skills to optimize their performance and mental resilience. Stephen's commitment to excellence and his proven track record in working with the world's best athletes.
Stephen Renwick, a distinguished BASES sport and exercise scientist specializing in psychology, brings a wealth of expertise to the field. With a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and specialised training in acceptance and commitment therapy, Stephen is dedicated to helping athletes reach their full potential. Collaborating with elite athletes from various sports, he leverages his extensive knowledge and skills to optimize their performance and mental resilience. Stephen's commitment to excellence and his proven track record in working with the world's best athletes.
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Photo of Tracey Whalley, Counsellor in Manchester, England
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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Photo of Elleen Okotie, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Elleen Okotie
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
I offer a safe space to talk about the things that are getting in the way of you reaching your potential. My goal is to equip you to become your own therapist, so that you can continue your journey of development beyond completing a course of therapy with me.
I offer a safe space to talk about the things that are getting in the way of you reaching your potential. My goal is to equip you to become your own therapist, so that you can continue your journey of development beyond completing a course of therapy with me.
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Photo of Rob Radcliffe, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Rob Radcliffe
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
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Photo of Chi Ko Psychosexual Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
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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Photo of Sarah Hayes, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Sarah Hayes
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
At certain points in our lives, we might find ourselves in what may seem like an unbreakable cycle of self-destructive behaviours, overwhelming emotions and a sense of disconnect to those around us, or perhaps even within ourselves. If you’re reading this, it is likely that you currently find yourself somewhere within that cycle or you may have feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-worth. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, intrusive and obsessive thoughts, self-harm, child-hood trauma or grief. Whatever the reason may be, I just want to firstly remind you that you are not alone.
At certain points in our lives, we might find ourselves in what may seem like an unbreakable cycle of self-destructive behaviours, overwhelming emotions and a sense of disconnect to those around us, or perhaps even within ourselves. If you’re reading this, it is likely that you currently find yourself somewhere within that cycle or you may have feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-worth. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, intrusive and obsessive thoughts, self-harm, child-hood trauma or grief. Whatever the reason may be, I just want to firstly remind you that you are not alone.
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Photo of Nigel Magowan, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Nigel Magowan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
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Photo of Mahabuba Fardousi, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Mahabuba Fardousi
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M11
We humans are influenced by our life events, and they drive our emotional reactions. These events often render us helpless, lonely, and terrified. Sometimes it becomes difficult to express our true feelings and/or needs. Life turns out to be persistently sad, complicated, and filled with negative thoughts. It can happen to anyone, and it is an illness that can be treated. All we need is professional compassionate help to start living again.
We humans are influenced by our life events, and they drive our emotional reactions. These events often render us helpless, lonely, and terrified. Sometimes it becomes difficult to express our true feelings and/or needs. Life turns out to be persistently sad, complicated, and filled with negative thoughts. It can happen to anyone, and it is an illness that can be treated. All we need is professional compassionate help to start living again.
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Photo of Rebecca Smith, Counsellor in Manchester, England
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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Photo of The Retreat Clinics Manchester - Adults & Children, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
The Retreat Clinics Manchester - Adults & Children
Psychotherapist
Not Verified Not Verified
Manchester M20
Life can be complex, and so can mental health. This is why we have a range of different treatments and therapy approaches available, which we can tailor to suit your mental health needs. We put you at the heart of what we do. We offer choice and expert, individualised care for a very broad range of difficulties. We understand that seeking therapy can be daunting and that taking the first step can be a challenge. We work with you to design a bespoke approach to your therapy, based on exploring and understanding your concerns, needs, preferences and therapy goals.
Life can be complex, and so can mental health. This is why we have a range of different treatments and therapy approaches available, which we can tailor to suit your mental health needs. We put you at the heart of what we do. We offer choice and expert, individualised care for a very broad range of difficulties. We understand that seeking therapy can be daunting and that taking the first step can be a challenge. We work with you to design a bespoke approach to your therapy, based on exploring and understanding your concerns, needs, preferences and therapy goals.
0161 524 7409 View 0161 524 7409
Photo of Athina Patsoule, Counsellor in Manchester, England
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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Photo of Jack Brown, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Jack Brown
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M17  (Online Only)
I am an accredited CBT therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), I supervise and teach other therapists and until recently I worked as a Senior Psychological Therapist. I guarantee my clients a compassionate, dedicated and highly individualised therapy process, and a practitioner who cares deeply the quality of the work. I bring together a broad range of clinical skills and experience, gathered over 10 years in frontline NHS therapy services. This broad range of theory and experience helps me get to the heart of your issue and gives us a variety of tools, methods and ideas, to help achieve your goals.
I am an accredited CBT therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), I supervise and teach other therapists and until recently I worked as a Senior Psychological Therapist. I guarantee my clients a compassionate, dedicated and highly individualised therapy process, and a practitioner who cares deeply the quality of the work. I bring together a broad range of clinical skills and experience, gathered over 10 years in frontline NHS therapy services. This broad range of theory and experience helps me get to the heart of your issue and gives us a variety of tools, methods and ideas, to help achieve your goals.
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Photo of Darren Good, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Darren Good
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
What if you accepted every part of yourself, even those you hide from the world? What might be possible? Modern life can be challenging, with its demands, expectations and technology, but self-discovery can lead to learning, growth and a greater sense of ease. I can be your calm companion as you explore the areas of life that need attention, helping you connect with others and feel more belonging. My approach is person-centred and acknowledges how childhood experiences shape our adulthood, so that therapy will partly involve coming to terms with the past and how it affects the present.
What if you accepted every part of yourself, even those you hide from the world? What might be possible? Modern life can be challenging, with its demands, expectations and technology, but self-discovery can lead to learning, growth and a greater sense of ease. I can be your calm companion as you explore the areas of life that need attention, helping you connect with others and feel more belonging. My approach is person-centred and acknowledges how childhood experiences shape our adulthood, so that therapy will partly involve coming to terms with the past and how it affects the present.
0161 524 3376 View 0161 524 3376
Photo of Jodie James, Counsellor in Manchester, England
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.
0161 524 3151 View 0161 524 3151
Photo of Catherine Mantack, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Catherine Mantack
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M22
Hi, welcome to my page and thank you for taking the time to read my profile, you’ve made the first step of getting help which is always the hardest, be proud of yourself for starting your journey. My name’s Catherine and I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I take my lead from you as I believe you are the expert on yourself. I also draw on other modalities of therapy and counselling to tailor my approach to your individual needs. We will explore together from whatever part of your journey you are on, I'd like to help you discover more choice in how you respond to situations and more movement in places you might feel stuck
Hi, welcome to my page and thank you for taking the time to read my profile, you’ve made the first step of getting help which is always the hardest, be proud of yourself for starting your journey. My name’s Catherine and I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I take my lead from you as I believe you are the expert on yourself. I also draw on other modalities of therapy and counselling to tailor my approach to your individual needs. We will explore together from whatever part of your journey you are on, I'd like to help you discover more choice in how you respond to situations and more movement in places you might feel stuck
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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
87% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
47% Bupa

How Counsellors in Manchester see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% 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.