Counselling in Plymouth

Photo of Tinashe Mtibvu, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Tinashe Mtibvu
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL4
Hi, I am Tinashe currently based in Doncaster and I am currently offering individual online and telephone counselling I have experience working with both adults and CYP. In my work with clients I use integrative approach including person centred, cognitive behaviour therapy and solution focused therapy. I work with clients experiencing addictive behaviour such as sex , porn and substance addiction, relationship problems, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem and sexual identity. Currently I am studying a Level 5 sex and porn addiction course and offering a discounted counselling sessions.
Hi, I am Tinashe currently based in Doncaster and I am currently offering individual online and telephone counselling I have experience working with both adults and CYP. In my work with clients I use integrative approach including person centred, cognitive behaviour therapy and solution focused therapy. I work with clients experiencing addictive behaviour such as sex , porn and substance addiction, relationship problems, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem and sexual identity. Currently I am studying a Level 5 sex and porn addiction course and offering a discounted counselling sessions.
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Photo of Amanda Jane Quick, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Amanda Jane Quick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL2
Choosing a therapist can be daunting, especially when you may be feeling anxious, depressed, confused, or at a low point. Maybe you're thinking how can anyone understand? If you’ve had no experience working with a counsellor, or previous counseling wasn't what you expected or were ready to continue, I understand this can be difficult.
Choosing a therapist can be daunting, especially when you may be feeling anxious, depressed, confused, or at a low point. Maybe you're thinking how can anyone understand? If you’ve had no experience working with a counsellor, or previous counseling wasn't what you expected or were ready to continue, I understand this can be difficult.
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Clare Phillips
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL3
Are you feeling sad? Caught up in self-judgement, that voice in our head saying “not good enough!”, unable to accept a compliment because we always add a “but” to it or just wanting to be happy/different and not knowing how. And the thought of going for counselling can seem nerve-wracking. Maybe you just want to be ok and stop the unwanted thoughts in your head. Do you want to feel appreciated, recognised and respected? Well-being is key to a happy life but self-care can be a challenge when we're "not feeling it". I offer a space to be, to rest in and to talk through whatever it is. Take this pause, be nourished rather than judged.
Are you feeling sad? Caught up in self-judgement, that voice in our head saying “not good enough!”, unable to accept a compliment because we always add a “but” to it or just wanting to be happy/different and not knowing how. And the thought of going for counselling can seem nerve-wracking. Maybe you just want to be ok and stop the unwanted thoughts in your head. Do you want to feel appreciated, recognised and respected? Well-being is key to a happy life but self-care can be a challenge when we're "not feeling it". I offer a space to be, to rest in and to talk through whatever it is. Take this pause, be nourished rather than judged.
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Strength and Dignity Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL2
Hi my name is Becky I am a fully-certified humanistic and integrative therapist since 2020, and I am registered with the BACP. I have a BSc hons in counselling and psychotherapy which I studied at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. I’ve successfully been counselling clients throughout my studies in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area since 2018.
Hi my name is Becky I am a fully-certified humanistic and integrative therapist since 2020, and I am registered with the BACP. I have a BSc hons in counselling and psychotherapy which I studied at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. I’ve successfully been counselling clients throughout my studies in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area since 2018.
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Photo of Sarah Corbett- Counsellor, Psychotherapist, , Psychotherapist in Plymouth, England
Sarah Corbett- Counsellor, Psychotherapist,
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL3
Not accepting new clients
Life isn't a straight forward, easy process, it has its roller coaster of ups, downs and roundabouts, how do we maintain our focus on our everyday lives, we attempt to get on with it, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill struggle. We become overloaded, overwhelmed, stressed and irritable and sometimes our friends, family and colleagues notice our behaviour before we do. When we do realise that we need support, help, courage, whatever you chose to call it then we are half way there, the rest is looking for someone to share our difficulties and pressures with. I have over 15 years experience working for different settings.
Life isn't a straight forward, easy process, it has its roller coaster of ups, downs and roundabouts, how do we maintain our focus on our everyday lives, we attempt to get on with it, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill struggle. We become overloaded, overwhelmed, stressed and irritable and sometimes our friends, family and colleagues notice our behaviour before we do. When we do realise that we need support, help, courage, whatever you chose to call it then we are half way there, the rest is looking for someone to share our difficulties and pressures with. I have over 15 years experience working for different settings.
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Photo of Naheed Holmes, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Naheed Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL4
People come to counselling for various reasons; talking with someone unconnected with your situation, can assist you in gaining new insight and support with your concerns. When you have the opportunity to explore these issues together with your counsellor, you may find ways to create new, healthier responses that benefit your behaviour, relationships and ultimately, your own wellbeing. My role is always to support you and ‘untangle’ issues in a collaborative way, allowing you to develop new ways of thinking to promote positive change.
People come to counselling for various reasons; talking with someone unconnected with your situation, can assist you in gaining new insight and support with your concerns. When you have the opportunity to explore these issues together with your counsellor, you may find ways to create new, healthier responses that benefit your behaviour, relationships and ultimately, your own wellbeing. My role is always to support you and ‘untangle’ issues in a collaborative way, allowing you to develop new ways of thinking to promote positive change.
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Photo of Soul at Heart Counselling / Lorraine Anderson, Psychotherapist in Plymouth, England
Soul at Heart Counselling / Lorraine Anderson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL4
Not accepting new clients
Therapy offers a private and sacred space to think, feel and experience your true self. It explores your needs and processes feelings as they arise, and from this comes a new clarity of awareness. I sometimes think of it as coming out of the dark woods and into the light. This transformation of the self takes place at first within the therapeutic relationship. Being listened to unfolds a discovery of new insights, which activates the development of inner strength, resilience, resolve, and purpose, as it gradually releases you from the felt wounds you have been carrying, such as anger, confusion, sadness, grief, regret or loss.
Therapy offers a private and sacred space to think, feel and experience your true self. It explores your needs and processes feelings as they arise, and from this comes a new clarity of awareness. I sometimes think of it as coming out of the dark woods and into the light. This transformation of the self takes place at first within the therapeutic relationship. Being listened to unfolds a discovery of new insights, which activates the development of inner strength, resilience, resolve, and purpose, as it gradually releases you from the felt wounds you have been carrying, such as anger, confusion, sadness, grief, regret or loss.
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Photo of Julie Jeffs, Psychotherapist in Plymouth, England
Julie Jeffs
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL3
I’m friendly and easy to talk to. If we decide to work together, you’ll have all my training and experience available to support you. I will create a unique approach just for you. I offer sessions in a comfortable, modern private practice where you can relax, take a break from the pressures of your life, and focus on the important outcomes you want to achieve. I’ve worked as a therapist in private practice for over twenty years and based on this experience and my extensive professional training, I can offer you the opportunity to meet the challenges you are facing with confidence and in safety. I specialise in Eating disorders
I’m friendly and easy to talk to. If we decide to work together, you’ll have all my training and experience available to support you. I will create a unique approach just for you. I offer sessions in a comfortable, modern private practice where you can relax, take a break from the pressures of your life, and focus on the important outcomes you want to achieve. I’ve worked as a therapist in private practice for over twenty years and based on this experience and my extensive professional training, I can offer you the opportunity to meet the challenges you are facing with confidence and in safety. I specialise in Eating disorders
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Photo of Lea Elizabeth Christie, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Lea Elizabeth Christie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL9
I am committed to helping you explore, examine and move forward in a way that is ideal for you. Nothing is too big or too small to bring to sessions. We can work together at a pace that suits you. Clients often work with goals or a focus on mind, others aren’t quite sure what they need or want to explore.
I am committed to helping you explore, examine and move forward in a way that is ideal for you. Nothing is too big or too small to bring to sessions. We can work together at a pace that suits you. Clients often work with goals or a focus on mind, others aren’t quite sure what they need or want to explore.
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Photo of Natasha Broomfield, Psychotherapist in Plymouth, England
Natasha Broomfield
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL3  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Natasha, an HCPC registered Dramatherapist offering a confidential and creative space where together we can explore and think about the things in your life that you feel you need support with. My practice focuses on helping you make space to connect with the parts of yourself that need expression and tending to. Together we can explore these issues with the aim of enabling a process of self-discovery, healing and change to unfold.
Hello, I’m Natasha, an HCPC registered Dramatherapist offering a confidential and creative space where together we can explore and think about the things in your life that you feel you need support with. My practice focuses on helping you make space to connect with the parts of yourself that need expression and tending to. Together we can explore these issues with the aim of enabling a process of self-discovery, healing and change to unfold.
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Photo of Heidi Muir, Psychologist in Plymouth, England
Heidi Muir
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL3
I have extensive experience working with people with life-changing injuries or chronic health conditions. Previous work includes: working with veterans for military-related trauma; liver transplant patients, clients with gastroenterological difficulties and those who have experienced a Major trauma incident. I work with people looking to reduce distress associated with their physical and mental health recovery. I work with a range of therapeutic models.
I have extensive experience working with people with life-changing injuries or chronic health conditions. Previous work includes: working with veterans for military-related trauma; liver transplant patients, clients with gastroenterological difficulties and those who have experienced a Major trauma incident. I work with people looking to reduce distress associated with their physical and mental health recovery. I work with a range of therapeutic models.
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Photo of Laurel Leaf Counselling, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Laurel Leaf Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL7
Do you feel unhappy? Anxious? Stuck? Perhaps you're struggling with your relationships or feeling unheard. Whatever you're going through, counselling can help. Many people struggle to recognise or express certain parts of themselves. I believe every person deserves to be seen as a unique, three-dimensional individual, and will aim to make sure you feel this way.
Do you feel unhappy? Anxious? Stuck? Perhaps you're struggling with your relationships or feeling unheard. Whatever you're going through, counselling can help. Many people struggle to recognise or express certain parts of themselves. I believe every person deserves to be seen as a unique, three-dimensional individual, and will aim to make sure you feel this way.
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Photo of Mark Stephen Worthington, Psychologist in Plymouth, England
Mark Stephen Worthington
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL4
I have 20+ years experience working with adults who have experienced traumatic histories, difficulties in relationships, overwhelming feelings, a complex world within their minds, troubling voices, intrusive thoughts, losses, low mood, frustrations, anxieties, who might have learned to cope in ways that can attract all kinds psychiatric diagnoses. I work with people who might have tried particular models of talking therapy before but need a tailored approach to understanding their troubles. I often see people who are not clear about what is troubling them or what they want, but require a safe space in which clarity might emerge.
I have 20+ years experience working with adults who have experienced traumatic histories, difficulties in relationships, overwhelming feelings, a complex world within their minds, troubling voices, intrusive thoughts, losses, low mood, frustrations, anxieties, who might have learned to cope in ways that can attract all kinds psychiatric diagnoses. I work with people who might have tried particular models of talking therapy before but need a tailored approach to understanding their troubles. I often see people who are not clear about what is troubling them or what they want, but require a safe space in which clarity might emerge.
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Photo of Rosalind Townsend, Psychotherapist in Plymouth, England
Rosalind Townsend
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL6
Are you affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger or addiction? Are you overwhelmed or disheartened by difficulties relating to life challenges or changes? Do you need support to re-think or repair a relationship, or to reassess priorities or work-life balance? If so, I can help. My aim, if you choose to work with me, is that you will leave each session feeling a little better, more hopeful and more confident in your ability to recover, or make the changes that you would like to see in your life.
Are you affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger or addiction? Are you overwhelmed or disheartened by difficulties relating to life challenges or changes? Do you need support to re-think or repair a relationship, or to reassess priorities or work-life balance? If so, I can help. My aim, if you choose to work with me, is that you will leave each session feeling a little better, more hopeful and more confident in your ability to recover, or make the changes that you would like to see in your life.
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Photo of Kirsty Yeoman, Psychotherapist in Plymouth, England
Kirsty Yeoman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL9
Hello. It's Kirsty here. I'm an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and fully accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) therapist. I have extensive experience of working with people who may struggle with anxiety, painful thoughts and feelings, who may have a critical perception of themselves, who may find relationships difficult or experience the world and others as unsafe. I also have experience of working with people who may describe their problems as low mood, trauma, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, health anxiety or long term conditions.
Hello. It's Kirsty here. I'm an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and fully accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) therapist. I have extensive experience of working with people who may struggle with anxiety, painful thoughts and feelings, who may have a critical perception of themselves, who may find relationships difficult or experience the world and others as unsafe. I also have experience of working with people who may describe their problems as low mood, trauma, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, health anxiety or long term conditions.
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Photo of Kamil's Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Kamil's Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL7
EMDR Trauma based therapy available. Depression, Anxiety, Couple & Relationship Problems, Low Self-Esteem, LBGTQ+ Related Issues. Offering Relational and EMDR therapy. I am here to help . My name is Kamil, I am fully qualified, MBACP Accredited and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental environment for individual clients and couples. I truly believe that change is possible for everyone. I have confidence to be able to provide enough support to help you to find the best coping strategies to change your life for the better.
EMDR Trauma based therapy available. Depression, Anxiety, Couple & Relationship Problems, Low Self-Esteem, LBGTQ+ Related Issues. Offering Relational and EMDR therapy. I am here to help . My name is Kamil, I am fully qualified, MBACP Accredited and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental environment for individual clients and couples. I truly believe that change is possible for everyone. I have confidence to be able to provide enough support to help you to find the best coping strategies to change your life for the better.
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Photo of Chrysalis Therapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Chrysalis Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL6
It's never easy to take the first step towards feeling better about yourself. Have you always placed your own wellbeing at the bottom of your priority list? You may now recognise that your struggles with mental health are having an impact in all areas of your life, including your relationships? You might have become distant and withdrawn; or noticed the impact your physical health. Life feels like hard work when you feel down, stressed, or depressed. Or do you need a safe space for personal development? You may also be wishing to develop a greater self-confidence, or tools to cope more effectively with what life throws at you.
It's never easy to take the first step towards feeling better about yourself. Have you always placed your own wellbeing at the bottom of your priority list? You may now recognise that your struggles with mental health are having an impact in all areas of your life, including your relationships? You might have become distant and withdrawn; or noticed the impact your physical health. Life feels like hard work when you feel down, stressed, or depressed. Or do you need a safe space for personal development? You may also be wishing to develop a greater self-confidence, or tools to cope more effectively with what life throws at you.
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Photo of Paul Vivian, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Paul Vivian
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL4
Are you pre-occupied with thoughts and feelings of worry about what may be? Or you may be pulled back to past experiences that you can't change, but can't quite let go of. These often go hand in hand, and can lead to overwhelm and difficulty to be present and enjoy the here and now. It can really help to give this space, to mindfully consider your past and to calm the worry that is trying to protect you. Wherever you are in life's journey there is great benefit from taking time to notice your thoughts and feelings, to find choices and peace among that which you can't control.
Are you pre-occupied with thoughts and feelings of worry about what may be? Or you may be pulled back to past experiences that you can't change, but can't quite let go of. These often go hand in hand, and can lead to overwhelm and difficulty to be present and enjoy the here and now. It can really help to give this space, to mindfully consider your past and to calm the worry that is trying to protect you. Wherever you are in life's journey there is great benefit from taking time to notice your thoughts and feelings, to find choices and peace among that which you can't control.
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Photo of Kerry O'Gorman, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Kerry O'Gorman
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL2  (Online Only)
I first discovered counselling when I was referred to one many years ago. The experience for me was life changing. It was one of my first relationships that valued my choices and it and me gave me the tools, knowledge and courage to make changes in my life. I believe no one will know the truth about themselves until you find it by yourself. In doing so will give you greater value and empower you to make your own choices.
I first discovered counselling when I was referred to one many years ago. The experience for me was life changing. It was one of my first relationships that valued my choices and it and me gave me the tools, knowledge and courage to make changes in my life. I believe no one will know the truth about themselves until you find it by yourself. In doing so will give you greater value and empower you to make your own choices.
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Photo of Caroline Ann Stevens, Counsellor in Plymouth, England
Caroline Ann Stevens
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL4
I understand that talking about troubling personal issues can feel really difficult sometimes yet working with a counsellor can help you to unlock that difficulty. I am friendly, easy to talk to and keen to help if you feel that talking to a professional might help you. I currently work in a counselling agency in Plymouth as well as running my own practice so have a range of experience working with many different people in many different situations.
I understand that talking about troubling personal issues can feel really difficult sometimes yet working with a counsellor can help you to unlock that difficulty. I am friendly, easy to talk to and keen to help if you feel that talking to a professional might help you. I currently work in a counselling agency in Plymouth as well as running my own practice so have a range of experience working with many different people in many different situations.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Plymouth

100+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Plymouth who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Self Esteem
77% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% AXA PPP
38% Aviva
33% WPA

How Counsellors in Plymouth see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Plymouth?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.