Counselling in Paignton

Photo of Marie Atwell, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Marie Atwell
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Paignton TQ4
Distressed, Lost or feeling like your life path has completely changed then please read on:- If your life has taken a different path and you no longer feel like you, together, coherent or complete. Has part of you disappeared or is absent in some way and you don't know where to start to rebuild that part of you which is lost. Life is tough so if we connect, I can help you to find those parts of yourself. I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and my aim is to work empathically and congruently throughout our journey together, as a whole interconnected person. I see counselling as a process of engagement between two people.
Distressed, Lost or feeling like your life path has completely changed then please read on:- If your life has taken a different path and you no longer feel like you, together, coherent or complete. Has part of you disappeared or is absent in some way and you don't know where to start to rebuild that part of you which is lost. Life is tough so if we connect, I can help you to find those parts of yourself. I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and my aim is to work empathically and congruently throughout our journey together, as a whole interconnected person. I see counselling as a process of engagement between two people.
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Photo of Serenity Torbay , Counsellor in Paignton, England
Serenity Torbay
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Paignton TQ3
You may be someone who feels that they manage well in many areas of your life, but experiences challenges in one specific area perhaps this may be relationships or work or something else. I have experience of working with sexual violence/domestic abuse and have supported clients that are recovering from traumatic experiences, through the pre trial circumstances, as well approaching challenging life experiences post trial. I work in a collaborative way with you to help identify issues which might be causing disruption to your sense of identity, control or sense of achievement, self-esteem, quality of life or relationships.
You may be someone who feels that they manage well in many areas of your life, but experiences challenges in one specific area perhaps this may be relationships or work or something else. I have experience of working with sexual violence/domestic abuse and have supported clients that are recovering from traumatic experiences, through the pre trial circumstances, as well approaching challenging life experiences post trial. I work in a collaborative way with you to help identify issues which might be causing disruption to your sense of identity, control or sense of achievement, self-esteem, quality of life or relationships.
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Photo of Rose Spalton Therapy, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Rose Spalton Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Paignton TQ4
Rose is passionate about helping people to understand themselves better, in order to grow and develop as a human being. ​ Rose believes in using creativity and intuition and will adapt to suit you, a unique individual. She creates a warm and welcoming environment that enables trust and openness, supporting you to feel safe exploring your thoughts and emotions. Rose is skilled in a number of approaches which allows her to offer you a bespoke session. She may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Gestalt therapy, or person-centered therapy. Rose's choice of approach will depend on your needs and preferences.
Rose is passionate about helping people to understand themselves better, in order to grow and develop as a human being. ​ Rose believes in using creativity and intuition and will adapt to suit you, a unique individual. She creates a warm and welcoming environment that enables trust and openness, supporting you to feel safe exploring your thoughts and emotions. Rose is skilled in a number of approaches which allows her to offer you a bespoke session. She may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Gestalt therapy, or person-centered therapy. Rose's choice of approach will depend on your needs and preferences.
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Photo of Louise Tansey, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Louise Tansey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Paignton TQ4
Hello and Welcome, I’m an experienced counsellor with a warm and friendly approach. I am committed to delivering a professional service to suit your specific learning style, and preferred way of working. I can offer you a cosy safe space to experience the process of healing and change. I will offer you genuine warmth, openness and empathy. I believe counselling is a collaborative process, where we work together side by side, supporting you while you explore any difficulties you wish to explore at your own pace, connecting on a human too human level. It would be a privileged to travel with you on your journey of self discovery.
Hello and Welcome, I’m an experienced counsellor with a warm and friendly approach. I am committed to delivering a professional service to suit your specific learning style, and preferred way of working. I can offer you a cosy safe space to experience the process of healing and change. I will offer you genuine warmth, openness and empathy. I believe counselling is a collaborative process, where we work together side by side, supporting you while you explore any difficulties you wish to explore at your own pace, connecting on a human too human level. It would be a privileged to travel with you on your journey of self discovery.
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Photo of Becky Ilk, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Becky Ilk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Paignton TQ3  (Online Only)
I am a warm, passionate, and trauma-informed Counsellor/Psychotherapist who offers a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to explore behavious, thoughts, feelings to gain insight into how your past may have impacted the present. I work integratively, so I draw on humanistic philosophies and practices, but also include some psychoeducation, CBT, parts work and mindfulness techniques. Whatever works best for you and your circumstances, together we can decide on a plan and periodically discuss progress, needs and goals as they develop.
I am a warm, passionate, and trauma-informed Counsellor/Psychotherapist who offers a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to explore behavious, thoughts, feelings to gain insight into how your past may have impacted the present. I work integratively, so I draw on humanistic philosophies and practices, but also include some psychoeducation, CBT, parts work and mindfulness techniques. Whatever works best for you and your circumstances, together we can decide on a plan and periodically discuss progress, needs and goals as they develop.
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Photo of Kairos Counselling, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Kairos Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Paignton TQ4  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Rachel. Counselling can be a really powerful space to process the more hidden elements of ourselves. You can expect to be met by me with warmth and empathy and I'll be alongside you as you work through the challenges that brought you to counselling, as you seek clarity and find your voice. I will be there to walk with you as you face the potent things in life that have caused you turbulence and pain.
Hi I'm Rachel. Counselling can be a really powerful space to process the more hidden elements of ourselves. You can expect to be met by me with warmth and empathy and I'll be alongside you as you work through the challenges that brought you to counselling, as you seek clarity and find your voice. I will be there to walk with you as you face the potent things in life that have caused you turbulence and pain.
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Photo of Stephanie Boosey, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Stephanie Boosey
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Paignton TQ4
I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness.  I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults.
I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness.  I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults.
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Photo of Amy Chapman, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Amy Chapman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Paignton TQ3
Hi I'm Amy and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor offering sessions online, face-to-face and in nature. I'm here to walk alongside you as we explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences which are causing you pain. I work holistically to incorporate your connection to yourself and your environment - looking at the cycles and patterns present in your life and bringing awareness to the choices and changes which could be made.
Hi I'm Amy and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor offering sessions online, face-to-face and in nature. I'm here to walk alongside you as we explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences which are causing you pain. I work holistically to incorporate your connection to yourself and your environment - looking at the cycles and patterns present in your life and bringing awareness to the choices and changes which could be made.
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Photo of Robyn Dale, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Robyn Dale
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Paignton TQ3
I am a relaxed and friendly BACP Accredited Counsellor, working from my private practice in Paignton, Devon. I understand the importance of a comfortable, safe space for clients to share and I can draw on my extensive integrative training to tailor the sessions to meet your needs. Whilst the present moment is key to change, I understand how the past can impact the present, as can concerns about the future. It can be hard to learn, but it is often harder to unlearn.
I am a relaxed and friendly BACP Accredited Counsellor, working from my private practice in Paignton, Devon. I understand the importance of a comfortable, safe space for clients to share and I can draw on my extensive integrative training to tailor the sessions to meet your needs. Whilst the present moment is key to change, I understand how the past can impact the present, as can concerns about the future. It can be hard to learn, but it is often harder to unlearn.
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Chris MacDonald
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Paignton TQ3
I offer an opportunity for you to explore whatever you feel the need to share, in a safe environment with a trained counsellor and psychotherapist. I will bring over 20 years experience working in this area with adults and young people ( over 11 years old ) to our sessions together.
I offer an opportunity for you to explore whatever you feel the need to share, in a safe environment with a trained counsellor and psychotherapist. I will bring over 20 years experience working in this area with adults and young people ( over 11 years old ) to our sessions together.
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Photo of Katharine J Pidwell, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Katharine J Pidwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Paignton TQ3
I'm a BACP Registered Counsellor, & Supervisor (since 2013) in private practice. I am passionate about making better mental health and wellbeing something accessible for all. I have experience of and/do work with a vast array of mental health issues, but seeing the person holistically rather than as a 'mental health condition' is so important in how I work. Any queries or questions do drop me an email. https://www.facebook.com/csdcounselling/
I'm a BACP Registered Counsellor, & Supervisor (since 2013) in private practice. I am passionate about making better mental health and wellbeing something accessible for all. I have experience of and/do work with a vast array of mental health issues, but seeing the person holistically rather than as a 'mental health condition' is so important in how I work. Any queries or questions do drop me an email. https://www.facebook.com/csdcounselling/
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Photo of Dawn Butler, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Dawn Butler
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Paignton TQ3
I am a fully qualified (Accredited) Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor I work from my private practice in Paignton providing a warm, safe, secure and confidential environment. I like to work in a relational way with empathy, honesty and regard for all clients. I see counselling as a collaborative process in which clients bring their experiences to me and I bring my awareness and knowledge to explore the specific needs of individuals. Being an integrative counsellor means that I use various styles and techniques that I can adapt and develop to help clients discover healthy strategies for coping.
I am a fully qualified (Accredited) Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor I work from my private practice in Paignton providing a warm, safe, secure and confidential environment. I like to work in a relational way with empathy, honesty and regard for all clients. I see counselling as a collaborative process in which clients bring their experiences to me and I bring my awareness and knowledge to explore the specific needs of individuals. Being an integrative counsellor means that I use various styles and techniques that I can adapt and develop to help clients discover healthy strategies for coping.
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Photo of Mark Maunsell-Thomas, Psychotherapist in Paignton, England
Mark Maunsell-Thomas
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Paignton TQ4
It takes courage to become truly and confidently oneself. I combine modern therapeutic practice with a mindfulness based approach, which uses the deep relationship between body and mind to bring back mental, emotional and physical balance. I use a a mixture of counselling and yoga combined as needed, to address imbalances of mind and body. Yoga therapy will help you to: develop insight into what is happening inside you, psychologically and emotionally. cultivate the presence of mind to be able to feel your way into uncomfortable experiences and disarm them, calm the nervous system and enhance autonomy and well-being.
It takes courage to become truly and confidently oneself. I combine modern therapeutic practice with a mindfulness based approach, which uses the deep relationship between body and mind to bring back mental, emotional and physical balance. I use a a mixture of counselling and yoga combined as needed, to address imbalances of mind and body. Yoga therapy will help you to: develop insight into what is happening inside you, psychologically and emotionally. cultivate the presence of mind to be able to feel your way into uncomfortable experiences and disarm them, calm the nervous system and enhance autonomy and well-being.
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Photo of Chris Eames, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Chris Eames
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Paignton TQ3
Are you finding life hard right now? Do you know something’s not quite right, but are struggling to make sense of what's going on? You may be experiencing difficulty in your relationships with others, either at work, or in the family. You may have noticed that it’s becoming harder to regulate your emotions, or impossible to make decisions about your own life. Talking to someone neutral can help you get back in touch with what you really feel, leaving you free to make the decisions you need to get back on track. Whatever your situation, I can help you make sense of whatever's going on, and support you in finding a way through.
Are you finding life hard right now? Do you know something’s not quite right, but are struggling to make sense of what's going on? You may be experiencing difficulty in your relationships with others, either at work, or in the family. You may have noticed that it’s becoming harder to regulate your emotions, or impossible to make decisions about your own life. Talking to someone neutral can help you get back in touch with what you really feel, leaving you free to make the decisions you need to get back on track. Whatever your situation, I can help you make sense of whatever's going on, and support you in finding a way through.
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Photo of Kevin Dudman, Psychotherapist in Paignton, England
Kevin Dudman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Paignton TQ3
Waitlist for new clients
Hello my name is Kevin. I specialise in the treatment of trauma including accidents, medical trauma, work place and childhood bullying, domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse and traumatic grief. I can also help you with depression, anxiety, worry, low self -esteem, OCD, phobias, body and self esteem issues, chronic pain, porn and Internet addiction. I am an EMDR Consultant and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with over thirty years’ experience in working in Mental Health within the NHS. Twenty of these have been in senior positions supervising and supporting the clinical practice of a wide range of psychological therapists.
Hello my name is Kevin. I specialise in the treatment of trauma including accidents, medical trauma, work place and childhood bullying, domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse and traumatic grief. I can also help you with depression, anxiety, worry, low self -esteem, OCD, phobias, body and self esteem issues, chronic pain, porn and Internet addiction. I am an EMDR Consultant and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with over thirty years’ experience in working in Mental Health within the NHS. Twenty of these have been in senior positions supervising and supporting the clinical practice of a wide range of psychological therapists.
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Photo of Andrew Lacey, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Andrew Lacey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Paignton TQ3
Hello, I'm Andrew, a highly experienced counsellor with a warm and non-judgemental approach, working with adults and young people (16+). If you're struggling with a problem or want to get more meaning out of life, counselling may help. I'll work sensitively and honestly with you to support you in what you're going through.
Hello, I'm Andrew, a highly experienced counsellor with a warm and non-judgemental approach, working with adults and young people (16+). If you're struggling with a problem or want to get more meaning out of life, counselling may help. I'll work sensitively and honestly with you to support you in what you're going through.
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Photo of Counselling Christian Leaders, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Counselling Christian Leaders
Counsellor, ACC-CP
Verified
Paignton TQ3
I am an ACC Accredited Christian & BACP registered who has been in various leadership roles for 30 years in Church and different ministries offering a service to those who also serve in any leadership role a Christian context. I have worked with many Christian clients and those from many diverse backgrounds who have found the need to seek confidential counselling for issues that don't seem to have been resolved independently of therapy. I offer an integrative way of working having trained in Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt, CBT, inner Child, Christian Mindfulness and Therapeutic writing. Find out more about me on my website.
I am an ACC Accredited Christian & BACP registered who has been in various leadership roles for 30 years in Church and different ministries offering a service to those who also serve in any leadership role a Christian context. I have worked with many Christian clients and those from many diverse backgrounds who have found the need to seek confidential counselling for issues that don't seem to have been resolved independently of therapy. I offer an integrative way of working having trained in Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt, CBT, inner Child, Christian Mindfulness and Therapeutic writing. Find out more about me on my website.
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Photo of Dr Marsha Taylor, Psychologist in Paignton, England
Dr Marsha Taylor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Paignton TQ3
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited EMDR therapist and Consultant EMDR supervisor in training. I have over 20 years NHS experience of assessment and treatment of adult mental health conditions. I am now offering my extensive therapy skills as an independent practitioner. I offer science- based treatments that are uniquely tailored to the individual. My passion is addressing psychological issues rooted in trauma and/or exposure to adverse/stressful experiences at any stage in the life span. From early attachment wounds to more severe Complex PTSD presentations, PTSD & anxiety conditions.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited EMDR therapist and Consultant EMDR supervisor in training. I have over 20 years NHS experience of assessment and treatment of adult mental health conditions. I am now offering my extensive therapy skills as an independent practitioner. I offer science- based treatments that are uniquely tailored to the individual. My passion is addressing psychological issues rooted in trauma and/or exposure to adverse/stressful experiences at any stage in the life span. From early attachment wounds to more severe Complex PTSD presentations, PTSD & anxiety conditions.
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Photo of Chris Mitchell, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Chris Mitchell
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Paignton TQ4
Waitlist for new clients
There are lots of reasons why you might be seeking counselling. You may be anxious or scared. You might be feeling unhappy, perhaps life has lost some of its meaning. You may have lost the sense of who you really are, or feeling guilt and shame. Alternatively, you might be overwhelmed at present, with too many demands on your time and energy. Whether the world seems hostile, lonely or just not quite what you thought it would be, we can work together to make it better.
There are lots of reasons why you might be seeking counselling. You may be anxious or scared. You might be feeling unhappy, perhaps life has lost some of its meaning. You may have lost the sense of who you really are, or feeling guilt and shame. Alternatively, you might be overwhelmed at present, with too many demands on your time and energy. Whether the world seems hostile, lonely or just not quite what you thought it would be, we can work together to make it better.
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Photo of Dave Castle, Counsellor in Paignton, England
Dave Castle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Paignton TQ3
Hi.. I am an experienced Counsellor specialising in Relationship issues for Individuals and Couples. I'm caring and don't mind swearing, which is handy, because people often do... I work from a lovely private room in Totnes, or Online drawing on different techniques and experience into a holistic, caring approach. Talking helps to gain understanding, perpective and insight into issues, and for clients who wish to work on the more sub-conscious patterns and historical issues which are usually at the root of our stories, I provide a range of effective techniques that can help to move things forward.
Hi.. I am an experienced Counsellor specialising in Relationship issues for Individuals and Couples. I'm caring and don't mind swearing, which is handy, because people often do... I work from a lovely private room in Totnes, or Online drawing on different techniques and experience into a holistic, caring approach. Talking helps to gain understanding, perpective and insight into issues, and for clients who wish to work on the more sub-conscious patterns and historical issues which are usually at the root of our stories, I provide a range of effective techniques that can help to move things forward.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Paignton

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Paignton who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
85% Depression
81% Self Esteem
81% Stress
70% Bereavement
67% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% WPA
33% Cigna and Evernorth
33% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Paignton see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
32% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Paignton?

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.