Counselling in Portsmouth

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Martha Espin
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO2  (Online Only)
I get it, life can get overwhelming sometimes. You feel unwell and don't know where to start. You can't put your finger on anything because everything seems like a lot right now: Family, relationships, self-esteem, work... nothing feels good anymore. You feel lost and sometimes don't really know what to do. You might struggle to enjoy the things you used to, or to get out of bed in the morning, or to feel like yourself. Sometimes you might feel ridden by anxiety and feelings of hopelessness and sadness that you can’t seem to move past. Life can look grey at times, like it has lost some of its meaning.
I get it, life can get overwhelming sometimes. You feel unwell and don't know where to start. You can't put your finger on anything because everything seems like a lot right now: Family, relationships, self-esteem, work... nothing feels good anymore. You feel lost and sometimes don't really know what to do. You might struggle to enjoy the things you used to, or to get out of bed in the morning, or to feel like yourself. Sometimes you might feel ridden by anxiety and feelings of hopelessness and sadness that you can’t seem to move past. Life can look grey at times, like it has lost some of its meaning.
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Fresh Start Psychological Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO3
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
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Your Counselling Path
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO2
Hi. My name is Krystyna. I am a counsellor who helps people who have experienced traumatic life events to break free from fear (anxiety) and build happy, full of contentment lives. I am fluent in English and Polish and I am confident to work in either language. As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor I can work effectively in a short-term solution-based therapy, (up to twelve sessions) or open-ended counselling, whereby the sessions are paced in line with clients' need and readiness to embrace positive change.
Hi. My name is Krystyna. I am a counsellor who helps people who have experienced traumatic life events to break free from fear (anxiety) and build happy, full of contentment lives. I am fluent in English and Polish and I am confident to work in either language. As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor I can work effectively in a short-term solution-based therapy, (up to twelve sessions) or open-ended counselling, whereby the sessions are paced in line with clients' need and readiness to embrace positive change.
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Elizabeth Sakutukwa
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I am a BABCP registered Psychotherapist. It is my goal to facilitate and communicate with my clients as best as they can to uncover the essence of concerning issues and those that may arise. These issues can be challenging and overwhelming. My experience has shown that using a non-judgmental, open and honest approach enables clients to understand themselves and their lives better after understanding how to communicate. This skill begins on day one of therapy and can be applied to various life situations. I am honored to hear clients speak about what matters to them most, and to help them reach their full potential.
I am a BABCP registered Psychotherapist. It is my goal to facilitate and communicate with my clients as best as they can to uncover the essence of concerning issues and those that may arise. These issues can be challenging and overwhelming. My experience has shown that using a non-judgmental, open and honest approach enables clients to understand themselves and their lives better after understanding how to communicate. This skill begins on day one of therapy and can be applied to various life situations. I am honored to hear clients speak about what matters to them most, and to help them reach their full potential.
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Stephen Burt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
You may be wondering why you do some of the things you do, things that may be harmful to yourself or others, or that keep bringing you back to square one. Perhaps you feel lonely, even when you are with other people, or stuck in the process of making a difficult decision or transition. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety, or feel stressed and find it hard to relax. Whatever your reason for ending up at my page, your being here shows that you have, at the very least, a glimmer of hope that things could be better, and a sense that you need someone to help you on your journey.
You may be wondering why you do some of the things you do, things that may be harmful to yourself or others, or that keep bringing you back to square one. Perhaps you feel lonely, even when you are with other people, or stuck in the process of making a difficult decision or transition. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety, or feel stressed and find it hard to relax. Whatever your reason for ending up at my page, your being here shows that you have, at the very least, a glimmer of hope that things could be better, and a sense that you need someone to help you on your journey.
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The Haven Child Psychology Practice
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4
I am a highly experienced chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in children and adolescent mental health and family/systemic intervention. I have worked across the NHS and independent sector for over 15 years and use evidence-based practice across the lifespan of treatment, supporting clients whose experiences reflect the full range of severity and complexity of mental health.
I am a highly experienced chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in children and adolescent mental health and family/systemic intervention. I have worked across the NHS and independent sector for over 15 years and use evidence-based practice across the lifespan of treatment, supporting clients whose experiences reflect the full range of severity and complexity of mental health.
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www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO2
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
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Elena Gava
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Hello and thank for visiting my profile, It takes a lot of courage to contact a therapist and take that first step. You might be experiencing stress, depression, loss, anxiety or confidence relationships or any other types of problems that can affect our lives on a daily basis. Working together, we will explore your challenges and discover new ways of moving forward with self-compassion and acceptance. I am non-judgemental and respectful, by taking great care and creating a space that you feel comfortable to express yourself, explore your thoughts and feelings of what is impacting your life – to see issues through your eyes.
Hello and thank for visiting my profile, It takes a lot of courage to contact a therapist and take that first step. You might be experiencing stress, depression, loss, anxiety or confidence relationships or any other types of problems that can affect our lives on a daily basis. Working together, we will explore your challenges and discover new ways of moving forward with self-compassion and acceptance. I am non-judgemental and respectful, by taking great care and creating a space that you feel comfortable to express yourself, explore your thoughts and feelings of what is impacting your life – to see issues through your eyes.
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peacefulminds-counselling service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO3
I embrace and believe as a Humanistic counsellor that all people have inherent worth and deserve respect and sensitivity. I hold faith that over time, we all have an innate tendency to move forward realizing our potential for growth, understanding and acceptance. I believe that we are all organically creative and highly individual and we all have the right to experience emotional challenges in our own way and in our own time-eventually resulting in psychological wellness and/or acceptance and my hope - inner peace.
I embrace and believe as a Humanistic counsellor that all people have inherent worth and deserve respect and sensitivity. I hold faith that over time, we all have an innate tendency to move forward realizing our potential for growth, understanding and acceptance. I believe that we are all organically creative and highly individual and we all have the right to experience emotional challenges in our own way and in our own time-eventually resulting in psychological wellness and/or acceptance and my hope - inner peace.
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Daniel Sutton-Johanson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO4  (Online Only)
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
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Julie Dickson
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO2  (Online Only)
Hello. We all have periods in our lives when we experience challenges that impact us emotionally. Past trauma, recent loss or life adjustment, interpersonal conflict, physical ill health or change in social circumstances, for example, can test our psychological coping. We can be left with difficult emotions that overwhelm us and impact on our functioning, sense of self and general outlook. You may be looking for a space for reflection, or wish to work towards specific behavioural goals. Whether your distress is based on the past, present or future, psychological therapy can offer you an opportunity for change and growth.
Hello. We all have periods in our lives when we experience challenges that impact us emotionally. Past trauma, recent loss or life adjustment, interpersonal conflict, physical ill health or change in social circumstances, for example, can test our psychological coping. We can be left with difficult emotions that overwhelm us and impact on our functioning, sense of self and general outlook. You may be looking for a space for reflection, or wish to work towards specific behavioural goals. Whether your distress is based on the past, present or future, psychological therapy can offer you an opportunity for change and growth.
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Photo of Sadie Were, Psychotherapist in Portsmouth, England
Sadie Were
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Sadie and it's very important to me that therapy is a collaborative process in which we both work together to ensure you feel heard, safe and have an open space for you to explore your difficulties and meet your goals in a way that feels manageable. My goal as your therapist is to make sense of what has brought you to treatment, to understand where you are stuck and for us together to think about what you need to feel able to move forward. Therapy is an active process where we work together as a team and I want to ensure we find a way to enable you to move closer towards living the life you want for yourself.
Hi! My name is Sadie and it's very important to me that therapy is a collaborative process in which we both work together to ensure you feel heard, safe and have an open space for you to explore your difficulties and meet your goals in a way that feels manageable. My goal as your therapist is to make sense of what has brought you to treatment, to understand where you are stuck and for us together to think about what you need to feel able to move forward. Therapy is an active process where we work together as a team and I want to ensure we find a way to enable you to move closer towards living the life you want for yourself.
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Maggie Alice Cole
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
I work as a high intensity therapist currently for the military and in private practice . I treat a lot of trauma , anxiety ,depression and phobias as well as panic disorder , generalised anxiety disorder , Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , childhood abuse , chronic fatigue syndrome and OCD. I have experience also in working with Psychosis. I work with people in a compassionate focussed way focussed on their goals for treatment . Therapy is always geared to the clients goals and what they want /need to be different , this is reviewed regularly in therapy to ensure we are still working towards the goals that the client identified.
I work as a high intensity therapist currently for the military and in private practice . I treat a lot of trauma , anxiety ,depression and phobias as well as panic disorder , generalised anxiety disorder , Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , childhood abuse , chronic fatigue syndrome and OCD. I have experience also in working with Psychosis. I work with people in a compassionate focussed way focussed on their goals for treatment . Therapy is always geared to the clients goals and what they want /need to be different , this is reviewed regularly in therapy to ensure we are still working towards the goals that the client identified.
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Davey Murphy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO2
I don't believe I have an ideal client. I just think anyone that has the courage to come to therapy and face up to the challenges they are facing is the kind of client I want to work with.
I don't believe I have an ideal client. I just think anyone that has the courage to come to therapy and face up to the challenges they are facing is the kind of client I want to work with.
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Photo of Joanna Mead, Counsellor in Portsmouth, England
Joanna Mead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4
The approach I first trained in and like to use the most is an integrative model called the Relational approach. This approach incorporates both humanistic and psychodynamic elememts which means it retains the warmth of the humanistic models which focus on empathy and building trust, and the Freudian concepts of the unconcious mind and transference. I work best with clients who are willing to explore how they relate to people, by examining what is going on in our relationship during therapy. I really enjoy working with clients who have issues around relationships and attachment, and find this work both interesting and rewarding.
The approach I first trained in and like to use the most is an integrative model called the Relational approach. This approach incorporates both humanistic and psychodynamic elememts which means it retains the warmth of the humanistic models which focus on empathy and building trust, and the Freudian concepts of the unconcious mind and transference. I work best with clients who are willing to explore how they relate to people, by examining what is going on in our relationship during therapy. I really enjoy working with clients who have issues around relationships and attachment, and find this work both interesting and rewarding.
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Anchors of Change Counselling Service
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
Hi, I am Maria and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (MBACP) and Person-Centred Counsellor with over 10 years experience of working within mental health. I work with adults from the age of 18 years old. I know that seeking counselling can be a daunting process, however, I offer a warm, supportive, and non-judgemental space where we can explore any issues that could be preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. My years of training and experience in becoming a counsellor have taught me that each client is unique with their own perspective and understanding of the problem and their recovery.
Hi, I am Maria and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (MBACP) and Person-Centred Counsellor with over 10 years experience of working within mental health. I work with adults from the age of 18 years old. I know that seeking counselling can be a daunting process, however, I offer a warm, supportive, and non-judgemental space where we can explore any issues that could be preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. My years of training and experience in becoming a counsellor have taught me that each client is unique with their own perspective and understanding of the problem and their recovery.
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Photo of Dr Jacinta Murphy-O'Sullivan, Psychologist in Portsmouth, England
Dr Jacinta Murphy-O'Sullivan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6  (Online Only)
Are your worries overwhelming, your thoughts snowballing, can't relax or feel like you don't recognise yourself anymore? I can help you. Major life events or a stacking up of small life stresses can leave us feeling fatigued, stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. I have both the professional training and the lived experience to support you through these times. Perhaps you want to make small changes or you want to understand yourself and your past on a deeper level. I specialise in anxiety, maternal mental health, psychosis, personality disorder and ADHD but the label or diagnosis does not matter, I work with your experiences.
Are your worries overwhelming, your thoughts snowballing, can't relax or feel like you don't recognise yourself anymore? I can help you. Major life events or a stacking up of small life stresses can leave us feeling fatigued, stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. I have both the professional training and the lived experience to support you through these times. Perhaps you want to make small changes or you want to understand yourself and your past on a deeper level. I specialise in anxiety, maternal mental health, psychosis, personality disorder and ADHD but the label or diagnosis does not matter, I work with your experiences.
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Embrace Children,Young People and Family Services
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO6
At Embrace, we provide compassionate and professional support services for children, young people, and families. Our team of expert associates are dedicated to helping individuals and families overcome difficulties with challenging behaviour, adolescent relationships, transitions, anxiety, and low mood. All clinical interventions are delivered by a qualified and experienced PG Certified Psychotherapist. Our approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual or situation and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our clients.
At Embrace, we provide compassionate and professional support services for children, young people, and families. Our team of expert associates are dedicated to helping individuals and families overcome difficulties with challenging behaviour, adolescent relationships, transitions, anxiety, and low mood. All clinical interventions are delivered by a qualified and experienced PG Certified Psychotherapist. Our approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual or situation and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our clients.
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Wellbeing Counselling
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO3  (Online Only)
I provide a safe space where you can be heard and understood. Together we can then try to make sense of your situation and create an action plan moving forward, for you to develop a positive mindset and feel empowered in your life. I bring the human element into sessions, I want you to feel comfortable to express your thoughts and feelings and be yourself, this will help you get more out of your counselling sessions. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy and humanistic therapy.
I provide a safe space where you can be heard and understood. Together we can then try to make sense of your situation and create an action plan moving forward, for you to develop a positive mindset and feel empowered in your life. I bring the human element into sessions, I want you to feel comfortable to express your thoughts and feelings and be yourself, this will help you get more out of your counselling sessions. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy and humanistic therapy.
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Dan Angel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO2  (Online Only)
'It's ok not to be ok... Your issues, conflicts, feelings and emotions are always valid. Even if it seems like other people have experienced ‘worse’ or experienced the same and don’t feel affected by them. Even if what troubles you happened a long time ago, even if no one knows, your hurting is real and you deserve a space to talk about it. It isn’t desperate or needy or attention-seeking, it’s self-care and probably the bravest thing you’ll ever do...'
'It's ok not to be ok... Your issues, conflicts, feelings and emotions are always valid. Even if it seems like other people have experienced ‘worse’ or experienced the same and don’t feel affected by them. Even if what troubles you happened a long time ago, even if no one knows, your hurting is real and you deserve a space to talk about it. It isn’t desperate or needy or attention-seeking, it’s self-care and probably the bravest thing you’ll ever do...'
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Portsmouth

80+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in Portsmouth who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Self Esteem
83% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% AXA PPP
61% Aviva
57% Vitality

How Counsellors in Portsmouth see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Portsmouth?

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.