Counselling in Petham

Photo of Teresa King, Counsellor in Petham, England
Teresa King
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Petham CT4
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
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Photo of Nikolett Megyeri, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Nikolett Megyeri
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Petham CT4
Have you ever felt that nobody really gets you? Have you ever been thinking I just do not fit in? If only someone would understand you! I know how lonely that can feel. When we find ourselves making the same mistakes over and over again despite following advice from our family or friends, its time to reach out to someone who can give you a better understanding why do we make the choices we make and how can we break the cycle of bad decisions.
Have you ever felt that nobody really gets you? Have you ever been thinking I just do not fit in? If only someone would understand you! I know how lonely that can feel. When we find ourselves making the same mistakes over and over again despite following advice from our family or friends, its time to reach out to someone who can give you a better understanding why do we make the choices we make and how can we break the cycle of bad decisions.
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Photo of Nettie Amorati, Counsellor in Petham, England
Nettie Amorati
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Hi, I'm Nettie and welcome to my practice called My Safe Space Therapy. I'm a fully qualified psycho-therapeutic counsellor with over 9 years experience. I'm a trauma-informed counsellor and I work in an integrative way. Based on my clients' needs, I draw on different counselling theories, such as humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT (and its derivatives). I may also do inner child work, use sand play and props, eg stones and shells, Playdoh and other sensory toys to help the client. I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I abide by its Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals.
Hi, I'm Nettie and welcome to my practice called My Safe Space Therapy. I'm a fully qualified psycho-therapeutic counsellor with over 9 years experience. I'm a trauma-informed counsellor and I work in an integrative way. Based on my clients' needs, I draw on different counselling theories, such as humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT (and its derivatives). I may also do inner child work, use sand play and props, eg stones and shells, Playdoh and other sensory toys to help the client. I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I abide by its Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals.
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Photo of Sue Rosemary Nyirenda, Counsellor in Petham, England
Sue Rosemary Nyirenda
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chartham CT4  (Online Only)
Coming to counselling is an adventure! It can be immense fun and incredibly inspirational. It can also be hard and will certainly make you take a good look at yourself! If you want to make changes in your life then counselling is one of the most effective ways to do it... and I will help you along the way, walking alongside you, giving you support. It is a great privilege for me - and I deeply value the vulnerable person (within all of us) that counselling helps to find the courage to reveal. I work with kindness, warmth and respect, and our relationship will become strong - yet I will challenge you - but in a caring and gentle way.
Coming to counselling is an adventure! It can be immense fun and incredibly inspirational. It can also be hard and will certainly make you take a good look at yourself! If you want to make changes in your life then counselling is one of the most effective ways to do it... and I will help you along the way, walking alongside you, giving you support. It is a great privilege for me - and I deeply value the vulnerable person (within all of us) that counselling helps to find the courage to reveal. I work with kindness, warmth and respect, and our relationship will become strong - yet I will challenge you - but in a caring and gentle way.
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Photo of Selina Pryor, Counsellor in Petham, England
Selina Pryor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
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Photo of John Burnett Counselling, Counsellor in Petham, England
John Burnett Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Contact us to book a free, informal telephone or online consultation. Our approach is to create the right conditions to allow you to reconnect with your values to enable you to live your life the way you want to. Although we are not here to tell you what to do, we may suggest alternative perspectives and, if you don’t have clarity, help you identify what may sit behind your present frame of mind.
Contact us to book a free, informal telephone or online consultation. Our approach is to create the right conditions to allow you to reconnect with your values to enable you to live your life the way you want to. Although we are not here to tell you what to do, we may suggest alternative perspectives and, if you don’t have clarity, help you identify what may sit behind your present frame of mind.
020 3974 2324 View 020 3974 2324
Photo of Jon Sutton, Counsellor in Petham, England
Jon Sutton
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Are you finding every day tough to get through, feel trapped, overwhelmed or hopeless; feel you’ve lost your sense of self and confidence? Do you want someone to listen to you and feel able to say out loud what’s going on without feeling awkward or judged? My clients say I'm empathic and calming and allow them to make sense of everything, safely at their own pace. I'm qualified to work integratively which enables me to work in a way that suits you best. Experience includes 20 years with a leading UK emergency service and volunteering for a community counselling service. Introduction session free .
Are you finding every day tough to get through, feel trapped, overwhelmed or hopeless; feel you’ve lost your sense of self and confidence? Do you want someone to listen to you and feel able to say out loud what’s going on without feeling awkward or judged? My clients say I'm empathic and calming and allow them to make sense of everything, safely at their own pace. I'm qualified to work integratively which enables me to work in a way that suits you best. Experience includes 20 years with a leading UK emergency service and volunteering for a community counselling service. Introduction session free .
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Photo of TherapywithChrisy, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
TherapywithChrisy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chartham CT4  (Online Only)
I became a therapist because I am passionate about people and improving as well as enhancing mental wellbeing. I understand that life can be a challenge and at times it may be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel but I want to assure you that you do not have to go through life’s struggles by yourself. I am here for you and I am here with you. With your permission, I would like to come besides you and help you explore and discover events, thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour and together support you to make changes.
I became a therapist because I am passionate about people and improving as well as enhancing mental wellbeing. I understand that life can be a challenge and at times it may be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel but I want to assure you that you do not have to go through life’s struggles by yourself. I am here for you and I am here with you. With your permission, I would like to come besides you and help you explore and discover events, thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour and together support you to make changes.
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Photo of Krysia Zalewska, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Krysia Zalewska
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT4
Hello, I am a qualified and fully registered psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, with experience working in the NHS and the charitable sector, I have worked and continue to work with diverse group of clients. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what might be troubling you or preventing you in experiencing your life fully. People seek therapy many reasons including anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, self-development, stress, relationship or work issues and trauma.
Hello, I am a qualified and fully registered psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, with experience working in the NHS and the charitable sector, I have worked and continue to work with diverse group of clients. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what might be troubling you or preventing you in experiencing your life fully. People seek therapy many reasons including anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, self-development, stress, relationship or work issues and trauma.
020 3856 8832 View 020 3856 8832
Photo of Sarah London, Counsellor in Petham, England
Sarah London
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Need a breath of fresh air? Change of scenery? Anxieties and problems have weighed heavy recently and it's been very easy for things to feel like they are getting on top of us, or maybe you've been meaning to get some support for a while and now is the time to move forward and feel better. Over the years I have supported all kinds of people with a wide variety of things they find difficult and we can decide together if I am the right person and this is the right thing for you. I offer a flexible approach to counselling and counselling supervision working outdoors, walking, sitting, with my dog or yours, or both, and online.
Need a breath of fresh air? Change of scenery? Anxieties and problems have weighed heavy recently and it's been very easy for things to feel like they are getting on top of us, or maybe you've been meaning to get some support for a while and now is the time to move forward and feel better. Over the years I have supported all kinds of people with a wide variety of things they find difficult and we can decide together if I am the right person and this is the right thing for you. I offer a flexible approach to counselling and counselling supervision working outdoors, walking, sitting, with my dog or yours, or both, and online.
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Photo of Lyndsay Stamp, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Lyndsay Stamp
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT4
Not accepting new clients
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR trained. I have over 14 years’ experience working as a psychotherapist in NHS settings (Primary & Secondary Care) and from treating of a wide range of anxiety and depression related problems. I lecture in CBT and supervise CBT trainees at Canterbury Christ Church University.
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR trained. I have over 14 years’ experience working as a psychotherapist in NHS settings (Primary & Secondary Care) and from treating of a wide range of anxiety and depression related problems. I lecture in CBT and supervise CBT trainees at Canterbury Christ Church University.
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Photo of Alexandra Inake (Âû), Counsellor in Petham, England
Alexandra Inake (Âû)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Hi. How are you? How are you coping? Do you wish for contentment and vibrancy in life? Do you wonder who you are? Would you like to be seen? Listened to? Do you long to be understood? My name is Alex and I endeavour to provide you with a slice of time that is all about you. I will hold space for your worries, doubts, your joys, and your sorrows. Anything you bring here is welcome.
Hi. How are you? How are you coping? Do you wish for contentment and vibrancy in life? Do you wonder who you are? Would you like to be seen? Listened to? Do you long to be understood? My name is Alex and I endeavour to provide you with a slice of time that is all about you. I will hold space for your worries, doubts, your joys, and your sorrows. Anything you bring here is welcome.
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Photo of Hillary Smith, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Hillary Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
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Photo of Clare Dash, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Clare Dash
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Have you tried talking therapy and still feel overwhelmed, stuck, fearful, unable to sleep or not coping? I offer you the latest trauma informed, heart-centred, body processing psychotherapy, so that you can heal yourself and make peace with your past. I specialise in assisting you to get beyond your thinking to the root causes. I support you to really understand your difficulties. I guide you through evidenced based trauma healing practices to process complex trauma, giving you the tools to always heal yourself. Filling your heart with compassion so that you can reconnect with your higher self, embracing life with grace and ease.
Have you tried talking therapy and still feel overwhelmed, stuck, fearful, unable to sleep or not coping? I offer you the latest trauma informed, heart-centred, body processing psychotherapy, so that you can heal yourself and make peace with your past. I specialise in assisting you to get beyond your thinking to the root causes. I support you to really understand your difficulties. I guide you through evidenced based trauma healing practices to process complex trauma, giving you the tools to always heal yourself. Filling your heart with compassion so that you can reconnect with your higher self, embracing life with grace and ease.
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Photo of Charlotte Harris, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Charlotte Harris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I have extensive experience working with anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties and depression and with Men´s issues. Maybe you feel a general sense of not being happy or fulfilled, as if you can´t get your life on track. Often it is helpful to understand our current difficulties through exploring past experiences and how they may have impacted upon you - you may like to do this but you may prefer not to think too much about the past. Everyone is different. The therapy process I offer is safe, confidential and structured to support you in the way that feels safest to you to make the changes you are longing for.
I have extensive experience working with anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties and depression and with Men´s issues. Maybe you feel a general sense of not being happy or fulfilled, as if you can´t get your life on track. Often it is helpful to understand our current difficulties through exploring past experiences and how they may have impacted upon you - you may like to do this but you may prefer not to think too much about the past. Everyone is different. The therapy process I offer is safe, confidential and structured to support you in the way that feels safest to you to make the changes you are longing for.
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Photo of Holly McCulloch, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Holly McCulloch
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Hello! I support adults, children and young people to better understand themselves using a mixture of talking and creative therapy. Perhaps you struggle a lot with family conflict or an inner conflict where you are your worst critic. Maybe you or your child has had a recent ADHD or Autism diagnosis and you want some time and space to understand yourself better. You may want to improve your relationship with yourself and others or you're looking for support to unblock your creativity. Most importantly, you're looking to live a more playful, engaged and meaningful life.
Hello! I support adults, children and young people to better understand themselves using a mixture of talking and creative therapy. Perhaps you struggle a lot with family conflict or an inner conflict where you are your worst critic. Maybe you or your child has had a recent ADHD or Autism diagnosis and you want some time and space to understand yourself better. You may want to improve your relationship with yourself and others or you're looking for support to unblock your creativity. Most importantly, you're looking to live a more playful, engaged and meaningful life.
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Photo of Dr Georgie Bainbridge, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Dr Georgie Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
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Photo of Dr Denitsa Radeva-Petrova, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Dr Denitsa Radeva-Petrova
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Do you feel overwhelmed in social situations, worrying how others perceive you? Are you having trouble sleeping or waking up in the middle of the night with your heart racing? Or perhaps on some days it is a real challenge to wake up and find the motivation to get out of bed, wondering ‘what’s the point?’ Sometimes, it might be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with your family and friends. I aim to offer you a safe, confidential space to explore what is on your mind.
Do you feel overwhelmed in social situations, worrying how others perceive you? Are you having trouble sleeping or waking up in the middle of the night with your heart racing? Or perhaps on some days it is a real challenge to wake up and find the motivation to get out of bed, wondering ‘what’s the point?’ Sometimes, it might be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with your family and friends. I aim to offer you a safe, confidential space to explore what is on your mind.
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Photo of Laura Jacobs, Psychotherapist in Petham, England
Laura Jacobs
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Waitlist for new clients
If you are struggling with intense feelings of fear, anxiety and sadness and if you find yourself full of panic, despair and frustration you may be trying to understand why you are trapped in these feelings much of the time. If you ruminate on situations, worry about past events, struggle to connect to those in your life and find your days consumed by worry, anger and stress, then a period of therapy may help you to gain insight into the origins of your emotional distress.
If you are struggling with intense feelings of fear, anxiety and sadness and if you find yourself full of panic, despair and frustration you may be trying to understand why you are trapped in these feelings much of the time. If you ruminate on situations, worry about past events, struggle to connect to those in your life and find your days consumed by worry, anger and stress, then a period of therapy may help you to gain insight into the origins of your emotional distress.
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Photo of Kylie Stark, Counsellor in Petham, England
Kylie Stark
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? Are you stuck in patterns that you want to untangle and break? Do you want understand and be understood? I am a warm and compassionate counsellor that offers short term and open ended counselling in a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment. In this unique space, you will be listened to and truly heard. I believe that counselling is an invaluable, healing and empowering experience which can allow a person to gain better awareness of self, others and understand past patterns and behaviours.
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? Are you stuck in patterns that you want to untangle and break? Do you want understand and be understood? I am a warm and compassionate counsellor that offers short term and open ended counselling in a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment. In this unique space, you will be listened to and truly heard. I believe that counselling is an invaluable, healing and empowering experience which can allow a person to gain better awareness of self, others and understand past patterns and behaviours.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Petham

< 10

Counsellors in Petham who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Infertility
100% Bereavement
100% Sex Therapy

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Petham see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Petham?

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.