Counselling in Padstow

Photo of Mandy Kim Rust, Counsellor in Padstow, England
Mandy Kim Rust
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Padstow PL28
If you have struggled with trauma, abuse, poor family relationships , sexual abuse, domestic violence, low self confidence, attachment issues, mental health issues or feel stuck I really feel like I can help.I offer a deep empathy, deep listening and extensive experience and understanding based on experience both personally and working with people and in the field of mental health, trauma, sexual abuse, and domestic violence and .I really, really care about people and the challenges they face.
If you have struggled with trauma, abuse, poor family relationships , sexual abuse, domestic violence, low self confidence, attachment issues, mental health issues or feel stuck I really feel like I can help.I offer a deep empathy, deep listening and extensive experience and understanding based on experience both personally and working with people and in the field of mental health, trauma, sexual abuse, and domestic violence and .I really, really care about people and the challenges they face.
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Photo of Dr Melody Smith, Psychologist in Padstow, England
Dr Melody Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Padstow PL28  (Online Only)
Does your child challenge you? Not in the ways that others might think... Somehow their behaviour is just... different! But in ways that only you understand. Perhaps your child runs away, doesn't listen, spits, shouts, smears or has frequent "meltdowns". Or perhaps you suspect your child has a condition like Autism or ADHD- maybe they were recently diagnosed. No matter what is underlying your child's challenging behaviour, as parent myself, I want to help you reduce the behaviours so that your child can achieve their full potential!
Does your child challenge you? Not in the ways that others might think... Somehow their behaviour is just... different! But in ways that only you understand. Perhaps your child runs away, doesn't listen, spits, shouts, smears or has frequent "meltdowns". Or perhaps you suspect your child has a condition like Autism or ADHD- maybe they were recently diagnosed. No matter what is underlying your child's challenging behaviour, as parent myself, I want to help you reduce the behaviours so that your child can achieve their full potential!
020 3879 4406 View 020 3879 4406
Photo of Anita Grice-Goldsmith, Psychotherapist in Padstow, England
Anita Grice-Goldsmith
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Padstow PL28
Are you in emotional pain, feeling alienated or dislocated from other people? Do you feel stuck or wish that you could have more satisfying, less stressful relationships? Perhaps your fears and worries prevent you from realising your potential. I work alongside people to help understand the reasons behind such thoughts and feelings. In coming to understand the patterns of your life, and the confusing and painful feelings that accompany them, you can begin to make consciously informed choices about how to live. This leads to a more authentic and less critical experience of yourself, opening the way for greater enjoyment in life.
Are you in emotional pain, feeling alienated or dislocated from other people? Do you feel stuck or wish that you could have more satisfying, less stressful relationships? Perhaps your fears and worries prevent you from realising your potential. I work alongside people to help understand the reasons behind such thoughts and feelings. In coming to understand the patterns of your life, and the confusing and painful feelings that accompany them, you can begin to make consciously informed choices about how to live. This leads to a more authentic and less critical experience of yourself, opening the way for greater enjoyment in life.
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Kathryn Spedding
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Padstow PL28
At my core I am a Person-centred Counsellor following an humanistic approach. The theory is, that with the right set of conditions: empathy, honesty, and non-judgementally, in a safe place, a person is able to reconcile and mend emotionally. The counsellor client bond of trust is crucial. As a qualified counsellor I accept whatever a client brings into the room.  I have experience working with Domestic Abuse (DA) in a leading DA agency supporting woman with catastrophic life circumstances. Consequently, I have particular experience with domestic violence (both physical and psychological) and long term sexual abuse.
At my core I am a Person-centred Counsellor following an humanistic approach. The theory is, that with the right set of conditions: empathy, honesty, and non-judgementally, in a safe place, a person is able to reconcile and mend emotionally. The counsellor client bond of trust is crucial. As a qualified counsellor I accept whatever a client brings into the room.  I have experience working with Domestic Abuse (DA) in a leading DA agency supporting woman with catastrophic life circumstances. Consequently, I have particular experience with domestic violence (both physical and psychological) and long term sexual abuse.
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Sue Wall Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Padstow PL28  (Online Only)
Do social situations make you anxious? Do you feel lonely even when you're with a crowd? Do you worry about how you are perceived by others? Do you experience meltdowns or panic attacks? As an autistic woman, I understand what it is to feel like a square peg trying to fit in a round hole. Depression and anxiety can build to intolerable depths. But it doesn't have to stay that way. I can help guide you through the fog.
Do social situations make you anxious? Do you feel lonely even when you're with a crowd? Do you worry about how you are perceived by others? Do you experience meltdowns or panic attacks? As an autistic woman, I understand what it is to feel like a square peg trying to fit in a round hole. Depression and anxiety can build to intolerable depths. But it doesn't have to stay that way. I can help guide you through the fog.
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Polkerris Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
A warm welcome to you! At Polkerris Counselling, in a confidential space just for you, we can take time out from the pressures of life to work things out at your own pace, whether you are facing a life crisis or bereavement, experiencing anxiety, stress or depression or perhaps just feeling something isn't quite right. As an integrative counsellor, I have a range of approaches and techniques to offer to meet the situation you have brought. Currently, I'm often working with new parents, would-be parents and bereaved parents helping them successfully cope with a major life transition with all its pressures, whatever they may be.
A warm welcome to you! At Polkerris Counselling, in a confidential space just for you, we can take time out from the pressures of life to work things out at your own pace, whether you are facing a life crisis or bereavement, experiencing anxiety, stress or depression or perhaps just feeling something isn't quite right. As an integrative counsellor, I have a range of approaches and techniques to offer to meet the situation you have brought. Currently, I'm often working with new parents, would-be parents and bereaved parents helping them successfully cope with a major life transition with all its pressures, whatever they may be.
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Photo of Taylor Broughton, Psychotherapist in Padstow, England
Taylor Broughton
Psychotherapist, MA, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7  (Online Only)
UPDATE: Out of office until April 15th, 2024. I have space for new clients from May. Just Human Therapy is a humanist, feminist, LGBTQ+ affirming online counselling service based in Scotland. Going to therapy can feel tough, so I aim to make it as approachable as possible. Often this isn't a quick fix, but an explorative, collaborative process to come back to who you are and what you need. If you're struggling with low mood, lingering trauma affects, or obsessive worry, I can support your steps forward.
UPDATE: Out of office until April 15th, 2024. I have space for new clients from May. Just Human Therapy is a humanist, feminist, LGBTQ+ affirming online counselling service based in Scotland. Going to therapy can feel tough, so I aim to make it as approachable as possible. Often this isn't a quick fix, but an explorative, collaborative process to come back to who you are and what you need. If you're struggling with low mood, lingering trauma affects, or obsessive worry, I can support your steps forward.
0131 381 8529 View 0131 381 8529
Photo of Atlantic CBT and EMDR - Romina Scaramagli, Psychotherapist in Padstow, England
Atlantic CBT and EMDR - Romina Scaramagli
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wadebridge PL27
Life can be joyful but it can also be incredibly stressful and challenging. I don’t believe any of us can navigate life without experiencing difficult and painful life events. As with our physical health, maintaining our mental health and wellbeing is a lifelong commitment. Given the right set of circumstances any of us could experience mental health difficulties. We can experience traumas and adverse life events which can significantly impact our mental health and lives. There are so many factors that can influence how we are thinking, feeling and behaving, causing us to feel unwell and overwhelmed & in need of help and support.
Life can be joyful but it can also be incredibly stressful and challenging. I don’t believe any of us can navigate life without experiencing difficult and painful life events. As with our physical health, maintaining our mental health and wellbeing is a lifelong commitment. Given the right set of circumstances any of us could experience mental health difficulties. We can experience traumas and adverse life events which can significantly impact our mental health and lives. There are so many factors that can influence how we are thinking, feeling and behaving, causing us to feel unwell and overwhelmed & in need of help and support.
07707 876440 View 07707 876440
Photo of Karen Burke, Trauma Recovery, CBT, Counselling, Counsellor in Padstow, England
Karen Burke, Trauma Recovery, CBT, Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7  (Online Only)
Trauma-focused therapy helps to address the underlying traumatic memories and triggers that contribute to anxiety. CBT, on the other hand, equips individuals with practical techniques to identify and challenge negative thought patterns. However, a combination of trauma-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can offer effective strategies for managing anxiety and reclaiming a sense of calm. I provide a safe and supportive environment for processing and healing trauma, and all anxiety-based issues. I offer therapy sessions over the phone and video link.
Trauma-focused therapy helps to address the underlying traumatic memories and triggers that contribute to anxiety. CBT, on the other hand, equips individuals with practical techniques to identify and challenge negative thought patterns. However, a combination of trauma-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can offer effective strategies for managing anxiety and reclaiming a sense of calm. I provide a safe and supportive environment for processing and healing trauma, and all anxiety-based issues. I offer therapy sessions over the phone and video link.
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Counselling Connection
MBACP
Verified Verified
Saint Austell PL26
It can be hard to reach out for professional support. Counselling Connection has designed its service to connect you to a small team of qualified therapists who may work in different ways but all have the same goal: to support you on your journey. If you don't "click" with the first counsellor you see, you are encouraged to meet with another member of our team so that you don't have to go back to square one in your search for a counsellor.
It can be hard to reach out for professional support. Counselling Connection has designed its service to connect you to a small team of qualified therapists who may work in different ways but all have the same goal: to support you on your journey. If you don't "click" with the first counsellor you see, you are encouraged to meet with another member of our team so that you don't have to go back to square one in your search for a counsellor.
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Photo of Beverley Beckett. Addiction Complex Trauma Adhd And Relationships, Psychotherapist in Padstow, England
Beverley Beckett. Addiction Complex Trauma Adhd And Relationships
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wadebridge PL27
Person-centred counselling puts you at the centre of our sessions, while I guide our discussions and support you by introducing psychotherapy tools to provide structure to your thinking. The guiding purpose is to allow you to discover the best way forward for you as an individual - we are all unique. There are a number of reasons why you might want to engage in therapy and often our conversations can cover unexpected topics. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with the BACP and NCPS.
Person-centred counselling puts you at the centre of our sessions, while I guide our discussions and support you by introducing psychotherapy tools to provide structure to your thinking. The guiding purpose is to allow you to discover the best way forward for you as an individual - we are all unique. There are a number of reasons why you might want to engage in therapy and often our conversations can cover unexpected topics. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with the BACP and NCPS.
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Photo of Kat Buxton, Counsellor in Padstow, England
Kat Buxton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
Hello, I'm Kat. I offer individual and relationships therapy, both face to face and via video link. I work in an integrative way, tailoring my approach individually to each client or each couple. I have experienced emotional pain, despair, shame and anger, the whole range of human emotions, and understand how hopeless life can feel. I am passionate about helping my clients grow into their most self-loving, confident selves.
Hello, I'm Kat. I offer individual and relationships therapy, both face to face and via video link. I work in an integrative way, tailoring my approach individually to each client or each couple. I have experienced emotional pain, despair, shame and anger, the whole range of human emotions, and understand how hopeless life can feel. I am passionate about helping my clients grow into their most self-loving, confident selves.
0113 519 4595 View 0113 519 4595
Photo of Dr Marta Wahnon, Psychologist in Padstow, England
Dr Marta Wahnon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newquay TR8
Welcome to my profile. I am a chartered Psychologist based in Newquay offering a safe and compassionate space to clients. My work focuses primarily on de-medicalising human suffering. I approach distress in the context in which it arises - as a natural response to difficult and often traumatic experiences. Instead of asking “what is wrong with you?”, I am interested in knowing “what has happened to you?” In contextualising distress, I support you to comprehend your experiences, in a manner that is meaningful to you, providing validation and facilitating the start of a healing journey.
Welcome to my profile. I am a chartered Psychologist based in Newquay offering a safe and compassionate space to clients. My work focuses primarily on de-medicalising human suffering. I approach distress in the context in which it arises - as a natural response to difficult and often traumatic experiences. Instead of asking “what is wrong with you?”, I am interested in knowing “what has happened to you?” In contextualising distress, I support you to comprehend your experiences, in a manner that is meaningful to you, providing validation and facilitating the start of a healing journey.
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Photo of Nicola J Medlicott, Counsellor in Padstow, England
Nicola J Medlicott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
If you are new to the world of counselling it may seem a little daunting. So many different types of therapy out there but the aim of them all is to, quite simply, help you feel better! If you are feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed and you want to make a change but aren't sure how? Counselling can help you to; improve your relationships, enjoy everyday activities again, feel more confident and able to cope with life. For those who find it difficult to talk, particularly children, I use creative and play techniques to help express emotions. I offer online and in-person sessions.
If you are new to the world of counselling it may seem a little daunting. So many different types of therapy out there but the aim of them all is to, quite simply, help you feel better! If you are feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed and you want to make a change but aren't sure how? Counselling can help you to; improve your relationships, enjoy everyday activities again, feel more confident and able to cope with life. For those who find it difficult to talk, particularly children, I use creative and play techniques to help express emotions. I offer online and in-person sessions.
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Photo of Gentleway Counselling, Counsellor in Padstow, England
Gentleway Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wadebridge PL27
Thank you for reading my profile. I am here to support clients with their mental well-being. We all have times when we feel things are difficult, We all have times when we could benefit from the support of a truly independent other. I can help you to reflect on your emotions and what they may be telling you. I can provide you a truly confidential space to explore your emotions. I can offer my own observations in a way that protects your choice and autonomy. I offer you Honesty, Empathy and an absolute commitment to work with you as a unique individual with individual needs and goals. I offer you a safe place to explore.
Thank you for reading my profile. I am here to support clients with their mental well-being. We all have times when we feel things are difficult, We all have times when we could benefit from the support of a truly independent other. I can help you to reflect on your emotions and what they may be telling you. I can provide you a truly confidential space to explore your emotions. I can offer my own observations in a way that protects your choice and autonomy. I offer you Honesty, Empathy and an absolute commitment to work with you as a unique individual with individual needs and goals. I offer you a safe place to explore.
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Photo of Heather Thomas, Counsellor in Padstow, England
Heather Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wadebridge PL27
Hi, I am an intuitive, warm hearted and empathetic psychotherapist, offering sessions where we will work together to make sense of; life changes, bereavement, loss, negative feelings, stress triggers, thought processes, behavioural issues and issues that have triggered anxiety, depression and a lack of purpose. I offer Hypnotherapy, NLP and Energy Psychology within my sessions to support emotional release, resulting in a greater sense of well-being and emotional balance.
Hi, I am an intuitive, warm hearted and empathetic psychotherapist, offering sessions where we will work together to make sense of; life changes, bereavement, loss, negative feelings, stress triggers, thought processes, behavioural issues and issues that have triggered anxiety, depression and a lack of purpose. I offer Hypnotherapy, NLP and Energy Psychology within my sessions to support emotional release, resulting in a greater sense of well-being and emotional balance.
01663 790549 View 01663 790549
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My Space Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
‘How are you?’ How often do you reply truthfully to others and to yourself? Therapy is a journey of change, in a supportive, confidential, non-judgemental environment, empowering you to find your own voice, confidence, knowledge and awareness. Reconnecting with these enables you to move forward. Allow yourself regular time in a peaceful space away from the demands of life to talk in private with someone who is objective and impartial. As an integrative psychotherapist you are the complete focus, I use a flexible approach to fit your needs. I work with all ages & specialise in Trauma work ( past or present, complex or PTSD).
‘How are you?’ How often do you reply truthfully to others and to yourself? Therapy is a journey of change, in a supportive, confidential, non-judgemental environment, empowering you to find your own voice, confidence, knowledge and awareness. Reconnecting with these enables you to move forward. Allow yourself regular time in a peaceful space away from the demands of life to talk in private with someone who is objective and impartial. As an integrative psychotherapist you are the complete focus, I use a flexible approach to fit your needs. I work with all ages & specialise in Trauma work ( past or present, complex or PTSD).
07481 340473 View 07481 340473
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Counselling for Personal Empowerment
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
Do worries keep you up at night? Do you get churned up by upsetting memories? Do you feel so sad and tired that all you want to do is stay in bed? Do you feel different, isolated, with no one to understand you? Do you often give up on your needs because someone else’s seem more important? How would your life be different if you felt calmer, more energised, happier in relationships or okay with treating yourself with the same care as you do others? It may be hard to believe that change is possible, but with the right help, it is. As your counsellor, I'm here to listen, support, and cheer you on your journey to a more fulfilling life.
Do worries keep you up at night? Do you get churned up by upsetting memories? Do you feel so sad and tired that all you want to do is stay in bed? Do you feel different, isolated, with no one to understand you? Do you often give up on your needs because someone else’s seem more important? How would your life be different if you felt calmer, more energised, happier in relationships or okay with treating yourself with the same care as you do others? It may be hard to believe that change is possible, but with the right help, it is. As your counsellor, I'm here to listen, support, and cheer you on your journey to a more fulfilling life.
01494 411854 View 01494 411854
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Christian Assinobo Minsansa
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newquay TR7
Hi, my name is Christian and I am a Person Centred Counsellor offering remote sessions. I specialise in domestic abuse, racial identity, discrimination and trauma. I'm commited to recognising inequalities and strive to offer a counselling experience that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of the person I work with. I have found remote working has increased my ability to reach individuals in need of a therapeutic space that is inclusive of exploring cultural and racial identity. As a French Black male, I can empathise with feelings of being othered, so I am passionate about supporting people to cultivate a sense belonging.
Hi, my name is Christian and I am a Person Centred Counsellor offering remote sessions. I specialise in domestic abuse, racial identity, discrimination and trauma. I'm commited to recognising inequalities and strive to offer a counselling experience that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of the person I work with. I have found remote working has increased my ability to reach individuals in need of a therapeutic space that is inclusive of exploring cultural and racial identity. As a French Black male, I can empathise with feelings of being othered, so I am passionate about supporting people to cultivate a sense belonging.
01841 553830 View 01841 553830
Photo of Jamie Constance, Counsellor in Padstow, England
Jamie Constance
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wadebridge PL27
Life can leave us feeling quite lonely, confused, or uncertain what to do. I offer a warm and understanding space for you to start to explore these feelings in a safe environment. With experience working with a range of clients and issues I can help you to start to figure out those next steps to regain a sense of control over the issues you may be facing and support you as you move towards finding your balance again. Working within the person-centred approach means I believe in the innate sense we all have inside of us to know and create the change we need for ourselves.
Life can leave us feeling quite lonely, confused, or uncertain what to do. I offer a warm and understanding space for you to start to explore these feelings in a safe environment. With experience working with a range of clients and issues I can help you to start to figure out those next steps to regain a sense of control over the issues you may be facing and support you as you move towards finding your balance again. Working within the person-centred approach means I believe in the innate sense we all have inside of us to know and create the change we need for ourselves.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Padstow

< 10

Counsellors in Padstow who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Sexual Abuse
80% Self Esteem
80% Self-Harming
80% Stress

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Padstow see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Padstow?

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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.