Counselling in Oldham

Photo of Nadim Ikhlas Siddiqui, Psychologist in Oldham, England
Nadim Ikhlas Siddiqui
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
Oldham OL3  (Online Only)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Clinical evidence based Mindfulness, aimed at effective treatment of most psychological issues. I am an Expert Witness and do court work (especially trauma).I aim to get desired results quickly (I am not a fan of long term therapy, but do offer long term support, if needed). I believe action oriented client, centered therapy works better than just "active listening, "which clients often find frustrating. Empowering people to help themselves is useful and reduces realiance on a therapist, I aim to make myself redundant and not needed by a client. Remote therapy works really well in my experience.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Clinical evidence based Mindfulness, aimed at effective treatment of most psychological issues. I am an Expert Witness and do court work (especially trauma).I aim to get desired results quickly (I am not a fan of long term therapy, but do offer long term support, if needed). I believe action oriented client, centered therapy works better than just "active listening, "which clients often find frustrating. Empowering people to help themselves is useful and reduces realiance on a therapist, I aim to make myself redundant and not needed by a client. Remote therapy works really well in my experience.
07480 638263 View 07480 638263
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Care for me Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oldham OL4
I am an experienced MBACP Integrative Person Centred Counsellor, I offer private, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and talk about your concerns and difficulties. Whatever is holding you back from living life on your terms with meaning, peace and self-compassion is worth talking about: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addictions, anger, chronic pain, breakdown of a relationship, grief, identity issues, phobias, or other life events. I have an innate capacity to respond intuitively and authentically and work with integrity with people from different social background, I am culturally sensitive.
I am an experienced MBACP Integrative Person Centred Counsellor, I offer private, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and talk about your concerns and difficulties. Whatever is holding you back from living life on your terms with meaning, peace and self-compassion is worth talking about: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addictions, anger, chronic pain, breakdown of a relationship, grief, identity issues, phobias, or other life events. I have an innate capacity to respond intuitively and authentically and work with integrity with people from different social background, I am culturally sensitive.
07449 850608 View 07449 850608
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Kim Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Oldham OL3
Standard or nature-based art therapy & mindfulness for stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, family issues or work-related issues. Having a safe non-judgemental space to explore challenges, memories or traumas can help us heal & move forward. We can start wherever you are, you choose the pace. Deepening nature-connection can help manage difficult feelings as well as uplift/soothe us. Sometimes it is difficult to describe emotions with words, that's where art can help. It's not about creating masterpieces. Using art & nature online might seem counter-intuitive, but it works surprisingly well. No need to be outdoors during the session
Standard or nature-based art therapy & mindfulness for stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, family issues or work-related issues. Having a safe non-judgemental space to explore challenges, memories or traumas can help us heal & move forward. We can start wherever you are, you choose the pace. Deepening nature-connection can help manage difficult feelings as well as uplift/soothe us. Sometimes it is difficult to describe emotions with words, that's where art can help. It's not about creating masterpieces. Using art & nature online might seem counter-intuitive, but it works surprisingly well. No need to be outdoors during the session
01457 600887 View 01457 600887
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Mind at Peace by Shelley in Royton
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Oldham OL2
Hi, I'm Shelley and as a counsellor I am hugely passionate about helping people to navigate difficult periods in their life. It is my aim to offer you a calm and comforting space in my home that has a dedicated counselling room, providing all my clients comfort and safety. My role as a counsellor is to help you explore issues and feelings present and past that effect you in your daily life. The journey of getting to know each other, can be a daunting feeling for you, but I will build your trust along the way, enabling you to open up and explore difficult experiences.
Hi, I'm Shelley and as a counsellor I am hugely passionate about helping people to navigate difficult periods in their life. It is my aim to offer you a calm and comforting space in my home that has a dedicated counselling room, providing all my clients comfort and safety. My role as a counsellor is to help you explore issues and feelings present and past that effect you in your daily life. The journey of getting to know each other, can be a daunting feeling for you, but I will build your trust along the way, enabling you to open up and explore difficult experiences.
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Healing Hearts Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Oldham OL1
My name is Tina i offer a safe space for you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. A non judgemental and caring enviroment. Through our journey together we can build on trust and understanding and experience a wonderful therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be a very beautiful and empowering experiance for you and myself. Im very passionate about my job and feel very privileged to be in this position. I would love to hear from you, dont be shy once you take this first step you will wonder why you didnt earlier.
My name is Tina i offer a safe space for you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. A non judgemental and caring enviroment. Through our journey together we can build on trust and understanding and experience a wonderful therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be a very beautiful and empowering experiance for you and myself. Im very passionate about my job and feel very privileged to be in this position. I would love to hear from you, dont be shy once you take this first step you will wonder why you didnt earlier.
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Ami Louise Dodd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oldham OL1
I am a BACP registered counsellor, offering a safe and secure space to help you work through any difficulties you may be having. I can help you to explore your relationship with yourself and others, make sense of your thoughts and feelings, whether they be confusing to you or you simply wish to change. I also provide coaching which is a useful tool that can help with practical problems, tasks or a feeling of being “stuck”. Together we will look at possible blockages and explore potential options that will enable you to move forward with your goals. Engaging with therapy or coaching can be an extraordinary experience.
I am a BACP registered counsellor, offering a safe and secure space to help you work through any difficulties you may be having. I can help you to explore your relationship with yourself and others, make sense of your thoughts and feelings, whether they be confusing to you or you simply wish to change. I also provide coaching which is a useful tool that can help with practical problems, tasks or a feeling of being “stuck”. Together we will look at possible blockages and explore potential options that will enable you to move forward with your goals. Engaging with therapy or coaching can be an extraordinary experience.
0161 524 1027 View 0161 524 1027
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PriorMindset
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oldham OL2
Are you feeling stuck or lost? attempting to find mental health or school support for your child, or your family unit? Are you struggling with NHS waiting lists for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or Autism and ADHD guidance? Attempting to navigate the complex health and educational system is stressful and confusing for most families. Well, I see YOU! I encourage and welcome you to get in touch with me. I am an NHS award-winning family mental health, and CBT practitioner, with 14 years of experience. I am here to support you and your family unit through these difficult barriers; getting you back, on your road to recovery!
Are you feeling stuck or lost? attempting to find mental health or school support for your child, or your family unit? Are you struggling with NHS waiting lists for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or Autism and ADHD guidance? Attempting to navigate the complex health and educational system is stressful and confusing for most families. Well, I see YOU! I encourage and welcome you to get in touch with me. I am an NHS award-winning family mental health, and CBT practitioner, with 14 years of experience. I am here to support you and your family unit through these difficult barriers; getting you back, on your road to recovery!
01706 335998 View 01706 335998
Photo of Bridget Worster-Boone, Counsellor in Oldham, England
Bridget Worster-Boone
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Oldham OL2  (Online Only)
I have a wealth of experience and success in working with many life issues such as anxiety, bereavement, grief, loss, depression, family issues, relationships and trauma. Plus, for many years, I've supported people in the work environment, understanding how tough processes such as redundancy, investigations etc, can be. There are many reasons why people come to me for counselling. Do you feel confused, or overwhelmed, exhausted by worry? Perhaps you feel misunderstood, unheard, or fear telling others? Maybe you know what the issue is but can't see your way through.
I have a wealth of experience and success in working with many life issues such as anxiety, bereavement, grief, loss, depression, family issues, relationships and trauma. Plus, for many years, I've supported people in the work environment, understanding how tough processes such as redundancy, investigations etc, can be. There are many reasons why people come to me for counselling. Do you feel confused, or overwhelmed, exhausted by worry? Perhaps you feel misunderstood, unheard, or fear telling others? Maybe you know what the issue is but can't see your way through.
0161 524 5660 View 0161 524 5660
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Pam Arland
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Oldham OL3  (Online Only)
I have 16 years experience in working as a counselling practitioner. I offer counselling to adults and young people with anxiety, depression and/or emotional trauma, no matter what the cause.
I have 16 years experience in working as a counselling practitioner. I offer counselling to adults and young people with anxiety, depression and/or emotional trauma, no matter what the cause.
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Karen Butterworth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Oldham OL9
You may have suffered with mental ill-health on and off for years, or it may be something you’ve noticed recently. To benefit from talking therapy, it’s less about what the issue is, or the severity of your mental/emotional wellbeing but more about your readiness to talk and be open to learning about yourself. It can be an emotionally draining process as you face up to difficulties you’ve experienced during your life. My aim is to provide the support you need throughout the process and to fully accept you for who you are. Even if you find it difficult to accept parts of yourself. Clients often leave sessions feeling much lighter.
You may have suffered with mental ill-health on and off for years, or it may be something you’ve noticed recently. To benefit from talking therapy, it’s less about what the issue is, or the severity of your mental/emotional wellbeing but more about your readiness to talk and be open to learning about yourself. It can be an emotionally draining process as you face up to difficulties you’ve experienced during your life. My aim is to provide the support you need throughout the process and to fully accept you for who you are. Even if you find it difficult to accept parts of yourself. Clients often leave sessions feeling much lighter.
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Photo of MYND Integrative Counselling, Counsellor in Oldham, England
MYND Integrative Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Oldham OL2
I am an Accredited Integrative Counsellor specialising in adult mental health, and currently working for the NHS and Private Practice. With many years of experience, we will work together to specifically tailor treatment to follow you in the moment, meeting your requirements and your journey. With 1st hand experience of mental health issues myself I understand the difficulties in finding a Counsellor. All I can say is, try me. Depression, anxiety/stress, historic abuse, childhood problems, attachment, relationship issues, bereavement/loss, complex grief, Long-Covid. Call me with a FREE 15min consultation.
I am an Accredited Integrative Counsellor specialising in adult mental health, and currently working for the NHS and Private Practice. With many years of experience, we will work together to specifically tailor treatment to follow you in the moment, meeting your requirements and your journey. With 1st hand experience of mental health issues myself I understand the difficulties in finding a Counsellor. All I can say is, try me. Depression, anxiety/stress, historic abuse, childhood problems, attachment, relationship issues, bereavement/loss, complex grief, Long-Covid. Call me with a FREE 15min consultation.
01706 619203 View 01706 619203
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AKA Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oldham OL2
I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples and relationship counselling. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have worked many other counselling organisations and now as a private counsellor for the last 10 years and taking on referrals from all over the world. I started my studies working with children where I achieved NVQ level 2 and diploma in child care. I also studied and worked on the child grief team for a company. I have over 20 years of mental health training and experience. I am also fluent in British sign language level 6.
I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples and relationship counselling. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have worked many other counselling organisations and now as a private counsellor for the last 10 years and taking on referrals from all over the world. I started my studies working with children where I achieved NVQ level 2 and diploma in child care. I also studied and worked on the child grief team for a company. I have over 20 years of mental health training and experience. I am also fluent in British sign language level 6.
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Photo of Nicky Sharples, Counsellor in Oldham, England
Nicky Sharples
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oldham OL9
Need to talk? I’m listening. Struggling with a problem? Perhaps you find it difficult to talk about your emotions with friends and family. Maybe you’re not even sure how to describe how or why you feel the way you do. I will help and support you explore your feelings , thoughts and personal experiences to help you move forward, enabling you to manage your life more effectively, changing and developing in your own way.
Need to talk? I’m listening. Struggling with a problem? Perhaps you find it difficult to talk about your emotions with friends and family. Maybe you’re not even sure how to describe how or why you feel the way you do. I will help and support you explore your feelings , thoughts and personal experiences to help you move forward, enabling you to manage your life more effectively, changing and developing in your own way.
0161 696 0966 View 0161 696 0966
Photo of Chrissy Orson, Counsellor in Oldham, England
Chrissy Orson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oldham OL4
I'm a trauma-informed therapist who works with clients from all backgrounds. Do you want to be able to better manage anxious feelings, or to understand yourself & your relationships more, or maybe there is a specific issue causing you pain or unhappiness. I am a qualified, BACP registered therapist, offering a safe space for you or your child to work through any challenges or difficulties that you’re having. My role as therapist is to provide the empathic, compassionate, safe space for you to explore the aspects of your life that are preventing you from feeling at your best; those creating stress, tension, unhappiness or loneliness.
I'm a trauma-informed therapist who works with clients from all backgrounds. Do you want to be able to better manage anxious feelings, or to understand yourself & your relationships more, or maybe there is a specific issue causing you pain or unhappiness. I am a qualified, BACP registered therapist, offering a safe space for you or your child to work through any challenges or difficulties that you’re having. My role as therapist is to provide the empathic, compassionate, safe space for you to explore the aspects of your life that are preventing you from feeling at your best; those creating stress, tension, unhappiness or loneliness.
0161 696 8451 View 0161 696 8451
Photo of Michelle Cartwright, Psychotherapist in Oldham, England
Michelle Cartwright
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Oldham OL8  (Online Only)
Are you suffering with anxiety or depression? Anxiety can include a wide range of conditions such as health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder or Post Traumatic stress. Depression can run along side anxiety or be the only symptom pulling away from friends or stopping activities you enjoy, developing negative beliefs about yourself or the future. Are you a new mum or dad struggling with changes ? Have you experienced a traumatic birth or pregnancy.
Are you suffering with anxiety or depression? Anxiety can include a wide range of conditions such as health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder or Post Traumatic stress. Depression can run along side anxiety or be the only symptom pulling away from friends or stopping activities you enjoy, developing negative beliefs about yourself or the future. Are you a new mum or dad struggling with changes ? Have you experienced a traumatic birth or pregnancy.
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Photo of Sally Pinkus Dip Couns And Cbt. Online Counselling., Counsellor in Oldham, England
Sally Pinkus Dip Couns And Cbt. Online Counselling.
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Oldham OL2  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sally. I have worked in the field of mental health and substance misuse for over 15 years, using various types of therapy such as CBT, Talking Therapy, Psychodynamic plus other methods suited to any particular client. I offer online counselling sessions only, by way of telephone or video call. I have a warm, kind and welcoming personality and will help you to work through your issues at your pace. You are welcome to have sessions weekly or alternate weeks on Microsoft Teams or whichever platform you prefer.
Hi, I'm Sally. I have worked in the field of mental health and substance misuse for over 15 years, using various types of therapy such as CBT, Talking Therapy, Psychodynamic plus other methods suited to any particular client. I offer online counselling sessions only, by way of telephone or video call. I have a warm, kind and welcoming personality and will help you to work through your issues at your pace. You are welcome to have sessions weekly or alternate weeks on Microsoft Teams or whichever platform you prefer.
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Healing with Jade
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oldham OL2
Hello I'm Jade. I'm here to provide you with compassionate and client-focused support for your emotional well-being. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, so you can achieve personal growth and healing. How can counselling help you? Having counselling can help you to achieve a peaceful mind, help to manage stress, navigate challenges in your life and gain an insight into your emotion and experiences.
Hello I'm Jade. I'm here to provide you with compassionate and client-focused support for your emotional well-being. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, so you can achieve personal growth and healing. How can counselling help you? Having counselling can help you to achieve a peaceful mind, help to manage stress, navigate challenges in your life and gain an insight into your emotion and experiences.
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Natalie Marley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Oldham OL2
Do you feel like life is too difficult sometimes? Are you struggling to cope with issues or do you just feel lost, overwhelmed and unsure of a way forward? If you are looking to make positive changes in your life and would like some help, I can offer a safe, non-judgemental space where we can work together to gain a clearer understanding of your situation.
Do you feel like life is too difficult sometimes? Are you struggling to cope with issues or do you just feel lost, overwhelmed and unsure of a way forward? If you are looking to make positive changes in your life and would like some help, I can offer a safe, non-judgemental space where we can work together to gain a clearer understanding of your situation.
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J Rafiq
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oldham OL8
Throughout life we all suffer from personal, emotional and psychological issues. Usually we overcome these but sometimes we can get stuck, tangled up and become negatively affected. If you are finding yourself experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with any other issues, then know that help is always available. Whatever it is, I am here to listen attentively, with empathy, without any judgement, and in complete confidence. There are multiple approaches to counselling, but rather than push a particular one (that may not be suitable for you) I prefer we work together to decide which is the best way forward for you.
Throughout life we all suffer from personal, emotional and psychological issues. Usually we overcome these but sometimes we can get stuck, tangled up and become negatively affected. If you are finding yourself experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with any other issues, then know that help is always available. Whatever it is, I am here to listen attentively, with empathy, without any judgement, and in complete confidence. There are multiple approaches to counselling, but rather than push a particular one (that may not be suitable for you) I prefer we work together to decide which is the best way forward for you.
0161 519 4251 View 0161 519 4251
Photo of Bread and Roses Counselling, Counsellor in Oldham, England
Bread and Roses Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oldham OL3
Is 2024 the year you want to stop holding your breath in your work, life, and relationships? Are you secretly wanting to colour outside the lines, be brave and take up space? Perhaps deep down you know there are reasons why you’re playing it small – if you only had the energy, you could change. Does the thought of breaking familiar patterns brings up feelings that are too big and overwhelming? Together we can find approaches where you’ll spend less time overthinking and on autopilot. Where you can become courageous and effective in the face of life’s challenges rather than spending time stuck in self-critical loops or isolation.
Is 2024 the year you want to stop holding your breath in your work, life, and relationships? Are you secretly wanting to colour outside the lines, be brave and take up space? Perhaps deep down you know there are reasons why you’re playing it small – if you only had the energy, you could change. Does the thought of breaking familiar patterns brings up feelings that are too big and overwhelming? Together we can find approaches where you’ll spend less time overthinking and on autopilot. Where you can become courageous and effective in the face of life’s challenges rather than spending time stuck in self-critical loops or isolation.
07401 270437 View 07401 270437

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Oldham

40+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Oldham who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
91% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
77% Bereavement
66% Divorce

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% AXA PPP
64% Aviva
57% Bupa

How Counsellors in Oldham see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Oldham?

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.