Counselling in Marlow

Photo of Esther Ramsay-Jones, PhD, BPC, Psychotherapist
Esther Ramsay-Jones
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
With many years' experience in care and counselling settings, I have come to recognise that we can change profoundly through the therapeutic process. As I understand it, we are ever shifting throughout the lifecourse, yet are sometimes frustrated by repeating moments of stuckness. As a BPC-accredited psychotherapist, with a PhD exploring relational fields in care through a psychoanalytic lens, our work would involve developing awareness of both those internal and external obstacles to discover greater freedoms in life. My specialism is in palliative psychotherapy, supporting people with chronic illness, deep grief and loss.
With many years' experience in care and counselling settings, I have come to recognise that we can change profoundly through the therapeutic process. As I understand it, we are ever shifting throughout the lifecourse, yet are sometimes frustrated by repeating moments of stuckness. As a BPC-accredited psychotherapist, with a PhD exploring relational fields in care through a psychoanalytic lens, our work would involve developing awareness of both those internal and external obstacles to discover greater freedoms in life. My specialism is in palliative psychotherapy, supporting people with chronic illness, deep grief and loss.
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Key for Change
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlow SL7
Are you baffled by your relationship with a narcissist? Are you exhausted by the mind games, gas-lighting and deceit? Have you friends grown bored of hearing you talk about the same issues? Fret not, you're not alone.  There’s no two ways about it, narcissists are very difficult personalities. They’re sly, conniving and incredibly devious. Until you’ve been subjected to their abuse, you just won’t get it. This sad fact often results in their victims being increasingly isolated. Isolation exacerbates the narcissists control and creates a fertile ground for further abuse.  Its no wonder the relationship compromises your sanity.
Are you baffled by your relationship with a narcissist? Are you exhausted by the mind games, gas-lighting and deceit? Have you friends grown bored of hearing you talk about the same issues? Fret not, you're not alone.  There’s no two ways about it, narcissists are very difficult personalities. They’re sly, conniving and incredibly devious. Until you’ve been subjected to their abuse, you just won’t get it. This sad fact often results in their victims being increasingly isolated. Isolation exacerbates the narcissists control and creates a fertile ground for further abuse.  Its no wonder the relationship compromises your sanity.
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Holly Jordan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7  (Online Only)
Entering counselling for the first time can fill you with worries and anxiety. It is important for me to create a setting so anxiety begins to ease, enabling exploration to occur. I would like to offer you a safe, warm, non judgemental space to provide security that is needed for exploration that we can take together. To have a trusting relationship between therapist and client is fundamental to bring about positive change and to be understood is to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and your past experiences.
Entering counselling for the first time can fill you with worries and anxiety. It is important for me to create a setting so anxiety begins to ease, enabling exploration to occur. I would like to offer you a safe, warm, non judgemental space to provide security that is needed for exploration that we can take together. To have a trusting relationship between therapist and client is fundamental to bring about positive change and to be understood is to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and your past experiences.
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Ludmila Gin
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
Navigating life’s turbulence? You’re not flawed; you’re human. Seeking therapy is not a sign of failure. It is a courageous proactive step towards understanding and harnessing your inner abilities. Therapy with me is a strength-based approach, grounded in neuroscience, to help rewire your brain and establish healthier patterns. It’s about transforming insights into actions equipping you with the tools for life’s ups and downs. In our sessions we’ll tap into the brain’s plasticity, paving the way for enduring change and life fulfilment.
Navigating life’s turbulence? You’re not flawed; you’re human. Seeking therapy is not a sign of failure. It is a courageous proactive step towards understanding and harnessing your inner abilities. Therapy with me is a strength-based approach, grounded in neuroscience, to help rewire your brain and establish healthier patterns. It’s about transforming insights into actions equipping you with the tools for life’s ups and downs. In our sessions we’ll tap into the brain’s plasticity, paving the way for enduring change and life fulfilment.
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Louise Nairn
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
Sometimes we feel that our life is not a life well-lived. Many of us feel like we are surviving instead of thriving. Our mental health plays a big role here. It shapes our experience of life.
Sometimes we feel that our life is not a life well-lived. Many of us feel like we are surviving instead of thriving. Our mental health plays a big role here. It shapes our experience of life.
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Justine Harvey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
I work with adult and teenage clients in person and online with a wide range of difficulties including: relationship issues, bereavement, depression, anxiety, gender identity, addiction and self-confidence with particular experience in working with teenagers, SEN and neurodivergence. I have seen how offering an empathetic, honest and non-judgemental space to explore your challenges is of huge benefit. Working together, a tailored approach is found to suit your needs; this may involve finding coping strategies, exploring relationships and/or your personal history.  This will all be approached at a pace and depth comfortable for you.
I work with adult and teenage clients in person and online with a wide range of difficulties including: relationship issues, bereavement, depression, anxiety, gender identity, addiction and self-confidence with particular experience in working with teenagers, SEN and neurodivergence. I have seen how offering an empathetic, honest and non-judgemental space to explore your challenges is of huge benefit. Working together, a tailored approach is found to suit your needs; this may involve finding coping strategies, exploring relationships and/or your personal history.  This will all be approached at a pace and depth comfortable for you.
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Susannah Nicklin
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
A warm welcome. Are you looking for support to navigate life's challenges or transitions? Is it hard to cope with change, loss or stress? Have you ‘lost touch’ with yourself? Would you like to improve your relationships? Do you want to bloom - at any age? Do you have a teenager who would like a safe place to explore whatever they are experiencing? I would love to be of help. It can be confusing and difficult to find a counsellor who really fits with you. But, it is so important to feel at ease and fully heard. That’s the starting point, and truly at the heart of what I do.
A warm welcome. Are you looking for support to navigate life's challenges or transitions? Is it hard to cope with change, loss or stress? Have you ‘lost touch’ with yourself? Would you like to improve your relationships? Do you want to bloom - at any age? Do you have a teenager who would like a safe place to explore whatever they are experiencing? I would love to be of help. It can be confusing and difficult to find a counsellor who really fits with you. But, it is so important to feel at ease and fully heard. That’s the starting point, and truly at the heart of what I do.
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Julia Hudson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
Feeling stuck in your emotional life? Your tried and tested strategies for coping aren't working? Or has there been a significant life event that has caused distress or made you re-evaluate where you are and where you are going? Has your doctor recommended Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Talking through your difficulties with an Accredited CBT Therapist can help to reduce emotional distress by developing alternative thoughts, behaviours and feelings. By developing flexible attitudes and behaviours you can cope more effectively now and in the future. These skills build resilience to manage challenges. They are transferrable.
Feeling stuck in your emotional life? Your tried and tested strategies for coping aren't working? Or has there been a significant life event that has caused distress or made you re-evaluate where you are and where you are going? Has your doctor recommended Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Talking through your difficulties with an Accredited CBT Therapist can help to reduce emotional distress by developing alternative thoughts, behaviours and feelings. By developing flexible attitudes and behaviours you can cope more effectively now and in the future. These skills build resilience to manage challenges. They are transferrable.
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Dr Kasia Mullan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about working collaboratively with individuals who may be experiencing a range of emotional difficulties, creating a safe and containing space for reflection and discussion. Working towards goals that enable them to live a life aligning with their core values, my clients recognise their mental health and self-care as paramount and seek to explore and improve their wellbeing within a safe, confidential therapeutic relationship. They might be experiencing low mood, anxiety or trauma-related symptoms, seeking relief from their distress as well as support in moving towards a more fulfilling life.
I am passionate about working collaboratively with individuals who may be experiencing a range of emotional difficulties, creating a safe and containing space for reflection and discussion. Working towards goals that enable them to live a life aligning with their core values, my clients recognise their mental health and self-care as paramount and seek to explore and improve their wellbeing within a safe, confidential therapeutic relationship. They might be experiencing low mood, anxiety or trauma-related symptoms, seeking relief from their distress as well as support in moving towards a more fulfilling life.
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Tim Walker
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
Dr Tim Walker is a BPS Chartered & HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist. Drawing from senior NHS clinical experience, he runs a successful private practice operating both in central London and in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Accredited with major healthcare insurance providers, Tim is an experienced clinician with specialist skills in delivering evidence-based psychological interventions using a wide range of proven therapies including CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Schema-focused Therapy, but always maintains a focus on the client’s individual needs and goals.
Dr Tim Walker is a BPS Chartered & HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist. Drawing from senior NHS clinical experience, he runs a successful private practice operating both in central London and in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Accredited with major healthcare insurance providers, Tim is an experienced clinician with specialist skills in delivering evidence-based psychological interventions using a wide range of proven therapies including CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Schema-focused Therapy, but always maintains a focus on the client’s individual needs and goals.
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Emma Izon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlow SL7  (Online Only)
I am a passionate and hard-working Clinical Psychologist with broad experience, having worked within NHS and private services. My specialist interests include psychological understanding of psychosis, collaborative working with families and I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, well done for taking this first step!
I am a passionate and hard-working Clinical Psychologist with broad experience, having worked within NHS and private services. My specialist interests include psychological understanding of psychosis, collaborative working with families and I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, well done for taking this first step!
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Photo of Victoria Margaret Whittley, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Victoria Margaret Whittley
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
Are you a busy professional or parent who has been living with a mental health issue such as anxiety, depression or low self esteem and has decided it’s time to make a life change? A young adult who is struggling with esteem or social media addiction and is self harming? Have you suffered a trauma and has been living with the consequences, maybe for too long, and want help to get your life back? If you are at the point where you don’t want to carry on with this issue affecting your life as it does, please make contact and get professional and trusted help to make the change.
Are you a busy professional or parent who has been living with a mental health issue such as anxiety, depression or low self esteem and has decided it’s time to make a life change? A young adult who is struggling with esteem or social media addiction and is self harming? Have you suffered a trauma and has been living with the consequences, maybe for too long, and want help to get your life back? If you are at the point where you don’t want to carry on with this issue affecting your life as it does, please make contact and get professional and trusted help to make the change.
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India Kennedy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
I am an experienced clinical psychologist having worked across a number of leading London hospitals such as St Thomas's, Chelsea and Westminster and the Tavistock. I tailor my approach to the individual and work using an integrative approach, drawing on therapeutic models including attachment theory, systemic, narrative and CBT. I work with clients facing psychological challenges including low mood, anxiety, trauma, identity exploration and more. I love working with individuals, as well as having a special interest in helping parents to support their child experiencing distress.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist having worked across a number of leading London hospitals such as St Thomas's, Chelsea and Westminster and the Tavistock. I tailor my approach to the individual and work using an integrative approach, drawing on therapeutic models including attachment theory, systemic, narrative and CBT. I work with clients facing psychological challenges including low mood, anxiety, trauma, identity exploration and more. I love working with individuals, as well as having a special interest in helping parents to support their child experiencing distress.
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Photo of Dan Cornford, DCounsPsych, BACP, Counsellor
Dan Cornford
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlow SL7
We all experience pain and distress in our lives sometimes. We may feel stuck, overwhelmed and unable to cope any longer. Therapy offers a path towards positive change and deeper understanding. I believe therapy should be available to everybody and everybody can benefit from therapy. You have already taken the first, brave step towards becoming closer to who you want to be by reaching out for help. I can provide a safe, supportive space in which we can explore your problems and work together with compassion and insight towards a brighter future.
We all experience pain and distress in our lives sometimes. We may feel stuck, overwhelmed and unable to cope any longer. Therapy offers a path towards positive change and deeper understanding. I believe therapy should be available to everybody and everybody can benefit from therapy. You have already taken the first, brave step towards becoming closer to who you want to be by reaching out for help. I can provide a safe, supportive space in which we can explore your problems and work together with compassion and insight towards a brighter future.
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Nina Lee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
Do you need to talk? Life can sometimes feel challenging and difficult. Perhaps you feel worried or anxious but don’t quite know why, what to do or how to move forward. Maybe you wish that you could share your problems with someone who listens, emphasises with how you feel and accepts you for who you are in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Counselling can offer you a path to understanding yourself better and from that awareness make positive changes that align with the person who you want to be. I understand that reaching out to a counsellor for the first time can feel scary and I am here to walk alongside you.
Do you need to talk? Life can sometimes feel challenging and difficult. Perhaps you feel worried or anxious but don’t quite know why, what to do or how to move forward. Maybe you wish that you could share your problems with someone who listens, emphasises with how you feel and accepts you for who you are in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Counselling can offer you a path to understanding yourself better and from that awareness make positive changes that align with the person who you want to be. I understand that reaching out to a counsellor for the first time can feel scary and I am here to walk alongside you.
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MRM Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
Person Centred counselling is client led, my role is to provide empathy, transparency and a non judgemental environment, by focusing on the 'here and now' and the feelings you experience, clarity and become increasingly self aware. Analytical hypnotherapy uses relaxation and visualisation to assist you in looking at past trauma and unresolved conflicts. In a relaxed state you are able to work subconsciously to investigate and resolve past issues, irrational thinking, eliminating negative habits and behaviour, enabling healing to occur.
Person Centred counselling is client led, my role is to provide empathy, transparency and a non judgemental environment, by focusing on the 'here and now' and the feelings you experience, clarity and become increasingly self aware. Analytical hypnotherapy uses relaxation and visualisation to assist you in looking at past trauma and unresolved conflicts. In a relaxed state you are able to work subconsciously to investigate and resolve past issues, irrational thinking, eliminating negative habits and behaviour, enabling healing to occur.
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Gabrielle Anaïs Tekerian
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
If you are not sure, I would encourage you to give therapy a chance. We live in such a busy world, it can be difficult to hear ourselves think. Therapy gives you space. A safe one. A space in which you can explore and unfold securely, accompanied by someone who cares, is professional and holds wisdom and respect for your therapeutic process. As a psychotherapist, I emphasise this ‘safe container’ a secure, non-judgmental environment as the important first step. From there, I am hard working and honest and will do my best to support you with whatever's going on for you right now, supporting you to find your voice, to tell your story.
If you are not sure, I would encourage you to give therapy a chance. We live in such a busy world, it can be difficult to hear ourselves think. Therapy gives you space. A safe one. A space in which you can explore and unfold securely, accompanied by someone who cares, is professional and holds wisdom and respect for your therapeutic process. As a psychotherapist, I emphasise this ‘safe container’ a secure, non-judgmental environment as the important first step. From there, I am hard working and honest and will do my best to support you with whatever's going on for you right now, supporting you to find your voice, to tell your story.
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Cindy Gale
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
Do you often put others' needs before your own? Do you think all the time and have difficulty switching your mind off? Do you care deeply, pick up others emotions, are very emotional and also naturally empathic? <> If this sounds like you, you might be a highly sensitive person (HSP). 1 in 5 of all people have this scientifically researched but little known, inherited trait. It can be tough being an HSP in a largely non-sensitive world. I support HSP to truly flourish; to find themselves and their purpose, at home, in relationships and at work.
Do you often put others' needs before your own? Do you think all the time and have difficulty switching your mind off? Do you care deeply, pick up others emotions, are very emotional and also naturally empathic? <> If this sounds like you, you might be a highly sensitive person (HSP). 1 in 5 of all people have this scientifically researched but little known, inherited trait. It can be tough being an HSP in a largely non-sensitive world. I support HSP to truly flourish; to find themselves and their purpose, at home, in relationships and at work.
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Ruchi Bakshi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I am Dr Ruchi Bakshi a Clinical Psychologist. I work at Riverside Psychology Marlow in Buckinghamshire and remotely. I have over ten years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist in the public and private sector. I specialise in women’s health, emotional wellbeing and the perinatal period as well as child, parent and family work. I offer evidence based Psychological therapy working in an integrative and holistic way to support you in your health and emotional well-being.
Hello, I am Dr Ruchi Bakshi a Clinical Psychologist. I work at Riverside Psychology Marlow in Buckinghamshire and remotely. I have over ten years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist in the public and private sector. I specialise in women’s health, emotional wellbeing and the perinatal period as well as child, parent and family work. I offer evidence based Psychological therapy working in an integrative and holistic way to support you in your health and emotional well-being.
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Maria Rachel Curry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Marlow SL7
I am a SPECIALIST RELATIONSHIP THERAPIST - working with COUPLES, FAMILIES and INDIVIDUALS who are seeking help on working with all aspects of relationship difficulties. Are you in a cycle of arguments that you cannot escape? Or faced with issues that are making you feel anxious or depressed? If so communication is often at the heart of the problem and talking with an experienced therapist in a calm and non-judgemental environment can allow for a different way to communicate leading to a more effective way to understand and be understood.
I am a SPECIALIST RELATIONSHIP THERAPIST - working with COUPLES, FAMILIES and INDIVIDUALS who are seeking help on working with all aspects of relationship difficulties. Are you in a cycle of arguments that you cannot escape? Or faced with issues that are making you feel anxious or depressed? If so communication is often at the heart of the problem and talking with an experienced therapist in a calm and non-judgemental environment can allow for a different way to communicate leading to a more effective way to understand and be understood.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Marlow

50+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Marlow who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
62% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
63% AXA PPP
50% WPA

How Counsellors in Marlow see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Marlow?

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.