Counselling in Poulton-le-Fylde

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Peter Churchill
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi. I'm Pete and I've been practicing as a therapist in the NHS for over 20 years. I now work as a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and have a private therapy practice too, offering therapy and clinical supervision. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will aim to build a safe place where we can work together to overcome whatever is causing you distress.
Hi. I'm Pete and I've been practicing as a therapist in the NHS for over 20 years. I now work as a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and have a private therapy practice too, offering therapy and clinical supervision. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will aim to build a safe place where we can work together to overcome whatever is causing you distress.
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James Broughton-Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
Are you living with disappointment? Have you been hurt by life? Are you carrying burdens on your own? Is it time to put yourself first and seek a listening ear? This first step can feel daunting but my own experience has taught me that relief is possible. At times we all need a safe place to share what is going on in our hearts and mind. Although we may have friends and family around us who genuinely care, the thought of telling them exactly how we are feeling can be scary and overwhelming. Instead, we often put on a brave face and choose to say nothing. I would be honoured to spend time together, exploring your needs and desires.
Are you living with disappointment? Have you been hurt by life? Are you carrying burdens on your own? Is it time to put yourself first and seek a listening ear? This first step can feel daunting but my own experience has taught me that relief is possible. At times we all need a safe place to share what is going on in our hearts and mind. Although we may have friends and family around us who genuinely care, the thought of telling them exactly how we are feeling can be scary and overwhelming. Instead, we often put on a brave face and choose to say nothing. I would be honoured to spend time together, exploring your needs and desires.
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Rebecca Grace Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
Hello, and a warm welcome to my profile. I understand how difficult this first step can feel when you may already be feeling overwhelmed by personal struggles. If your feeling nervous, that's okay and perfectly understandable. I too have experienced this first step, but also the enrichment and transformation that can come by freeing the self from feeling stuck in personal struggles. As a Counsellor & Trauma Specialist I am passionate about supporting people to overcome internal challenges and work towards self-healing, by working together to deeply understand whatever is going on for you, causing discomfort in body & mind.
Hello, and a warm welcome to my profile. I understand how difficult this first step can feel when you may already be feeling overwhelmed by personal struggles. If your feeling nervous, that's okay and perfectly understandable. I too have experienced this first step, but also the enrichment and transformation that can come by freeing the self from feeling stuck in personal struggles. As a Counsellor & Trauma Specialist I am passionate about supporting people to overcome internal challenges and work towards self-healing, by working together to deeply understand whatever is going on for you, causing discomfort in body & mind.
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Cheryl Oldland Fda:mbacp
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
Are you lacking in self confidence? Feeling vulnerable, lost or broken? Struggling with coming to terms with your own illness or the loss a loved one through illness, suicide or other circumstances? Maybe you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Or simply a sense of unease, a feeling that you can’t put your finger on; an awareness that there are issues affecting your life and the people in it. I am here to help. Life isn’t easy and asking for help outside family and friends can be daunting for so many of us.
Are you lacking in self confidence? Feeling vulnerable, lost or broken? Struggling with coming to terms with your own illness or the loss a loved one through illness, suicide or other circumstances? Maybe you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Or simply a sense of unease, a feeling that you can’t put your finger on; an awareness that there are issues affecting your life and the people in it. I am here to help. Life isn’t easy and asking for help outside family and friends can be daunting for so many of us.
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Andrea Davis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
Sometimes life can just get too much! We can feel overwhelmed with strong emotions and not really know how to work with them. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, bereft, suffering with low mood? Counselling can help you explore these emotions and help you find a way forward and gain control again. Choosing the right Counsellor is very important and can be difficult especially when you are experiencing testing times. Friends aren't always the answer, so perhaps counselling would help. You deserve to be the best version of you that you can be so take that step and let me help you! Call me for a free phone consultation.
Sometimes life can just get too much! We can feel overwhelmed with strong emotions and not really know how to work with them. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, bereft, suffering with low mood? Counselling can help you explore these emotions and help you find a way forward and gain control again. Choosing the right Counsellor is very important and can be difficult especially when you are experiencing testing times. Friends aren't always the answer, so perhaps counselling would help. You deserve to be the best version of you that you can be so take that step and let me help you! Call me for a free phone consultation.
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Sara Jane Witter
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
You may have searched for a therapist without really knowing why - you may just feel you need something/someone? You may even feel overwhelmed. Life can feel so challenging; I can help you uncover your feelings and emotions to really understand what you feel you need/want from yourself and your life right now. To work with you to help you make sense of yourself; your emotions & your past; your pain/fears/grief/trauma/anxiety. I believe, that in even the most terrifying times, together we can work through them to promote therapeutic change, healing, growth & acceptance. To help make life feel that bit easier, I'm in your corner.
You may have searched for a therapist without really knowing why - you may just feel you need something/someone? You may even feel overwhelmed. Life can feel so challenging; I can help you uncover your feelings and emotions to really understand what you feel you need/want from yourself and your life right now. To work with you to help you make sense of yourself; your emotions & your past; your pain/fears/grief/trauma/anxiety. I believe, that in even the most terrifying times, together we can work through them to promote therapeutic change, healing, growth & acceptance. To help make life feel that bit easier, I'm in your corner.
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Lindsey Schofield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
Hi, my name is Lindsey. I am a fully qualified & registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Seeking professional support is not a sign of weakness or vulnerability and can be a positive empowering choice to make. My role is to work alongside you to offer a safe, fully supportive space for therapeutic change, sharing healthy life skills, tools & techniques to cope with whatever your life experiences may be or have been- to support you to challenge & overcome unhealthy thoughts & behaviour.
Hi, my name is Lindsey. I am a fully qualified & registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Seeking professional support is not a sign of weakness or vulnerability and can be a positive empowering choice to make. My role is to work alongside you to offer a safe, fully supportive space for therapeutic change, sharing healthy life skills, tools & techniques to cope with whatever your life experiences may be or have been- to support you to challenge & overcome unhealthy thoughts & behaviour.
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L A Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
You may want to cover an experience in your life or understand why you are having unwanted thoughts/feelings and patterns of behaviour. Feeling weighed down by life, perhaps feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even trapped by negative thoughts. It can be hard to see the light during these dark times; this is where Counselling can help, We will explore these issues in a safe space together at your own pace. Our sessions are client led and it is for that reason we can work at a pace that suits you, so no need to feel rushed.
You may want to cover an experience in your life or understand why you are having unwanted thoughts/feelings and patterns of behaviour. Feeling weighed down by life, perhaps feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even trapped by negative thoughts. It can be hard to see the light during these dark times; this is where Counselling can help, We will explore these issues in a safe space together at your own pace. Our sessions are client led and it is for that reason we can work at a pace that suits you, so no need to feel rushed.
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Una Chadwick Counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
I'm very passionate about helping people work through their problems & to do that I offer mainly Person-Centred Therapy, provided in a safe, friendly and confidential environment. Everyone says, it's been great to be able to say whatever they want. That to have someone like me to listen to what is bothering them and what they are going through without being judged or given an opinion, has allowed them the space to work through their problems leaving them feeling empowered, stronger & with purpose. Being an experienced therapist means I can work with a range of mental health issues so, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
I'm very passionate about helping people work through their problems & to do that I offer mainly Person-Centred Therapy, provided in a safe, friendly and confidential environment. Everyone says, it's been great to be able to say whatever they want. That to have someone like me to listen to what is bothering them and what they are going through without being judged or given an opinion, has allowed them the space to work through their problems leaving them feeling empowered, stronger & with purpose. Being an experienced therapist means I can work with a range of mental health issues so, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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Kathryn Crameri
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
Not accepting new clients
Whatever your personal reasons for seeking therapy, I can offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your situation and move towards your goals. Counselling and psychotherapy have been proven to help with a wide range of issues, whether these are related to current distressing feelings or something traumatic from the past. Talking to someone who won't judge you or tell you what you should do can help you find your own way forward. As a counsellor, I accompany you on your journey. Trained in integrative psychotherapy, I can also suggest specific approaches to our work together that are based on your personal needs.
Whatever your personal reasons for seeking therapy, I can offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your situation and move towards your goals. Counselling and psychotherapy have been proven to help with a wide range of issues, whether these are related to current distressing feelings or something traumatic from the past. Talking to someone who won't judge you or tell you what you should do can help you find your own way forward. As a counsellor, I accompany you on your journey. Trained in integrative psychotherapy, I can also suggest specific approaches to our work together that are based on your personal needs.
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Sarah Lee
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
I'm a Psychotherapist (Psychodynamic Trained) and I've been in practice for 17 + years. I'm experienced in counselling Low mood, Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction, Family dynamics, Relationships, LGBTQIA+ , Loss & Grief, Cancer and Progressive illnesses and I have extensive understanding in hospice care. I also have extensive experience in Counselling Children and young people aged 5 years+ Please Text, email or phone me and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
I'm a Psychotherapist (Psychodynamic Trained) and I've been in practice for 17 + years. I'm experienced in counselling Low mood, Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction, Family dynamics, Relationships, LGBTQIA+ , Loss & Grief, Cancer and Progressive illnesses and I have extensive understanding in hospice care. I also have extensive experience in Counselling Children and young people aged 5 years+ Please Text, email or phone me and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
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Charlotte Van-Lint
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
Experienced and highly skilled Psychotherapist specialsing in work with narcissistic abuse , relationship difficulties and family conflict. I have consolidated 25 years experience of working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and its impact. I am confident therefore in working with clients with complex needs with their mental health and neuro-divergence, including ADHD and Autism.
Experienced and highly skilled Psychotherapist specialsing in work with narcissistic abuse , relationship difficulties and family conflict. I have consolidated 25 years experience of working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and its impact. I am confident therefore in working with clients with complex needs with their mental health and neuro-divergence, including ADHD and Autism.
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Beverley Chapman
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6
A good healthy relationship can enrich our lives and and provide a deep sense of fulfilment, both emotionally and physically. When relationships are not working we often feel frustrated, and confused with measurable consequences on our lives and those around us.There are many reasons why relationships become difficult or unmanageable These may be because of poor communication, arguments that are repeated or never resolved, trust issues, an affair or life stage transitions such as having children, divorce, blended families, bereavement or retirement.
A good healthy relationship can enrich our lives and and provide a deep sense of fulfilment, both emotionally and physically. When relationships are not working we often feel frustrated, and confused with measurable consequences on our lives and those around us.There are many reasons why relationships become difficult or unmanageable These may be because of poor communication, arguments that are repeated or never resolved, trust issues, an affair or life stage transitions such as having children, divorce, blended families, bereavement or retirement.
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Paul Mullin
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY2
Hello, to give you an idea if I might be the right counsellor for you, here are a few of things I offer. If you come to see me, I’ll try to make the room a place where you can hopefully feel relaxed. I’ll always attempt to offer you in the room, a place for you to express your truth, without feeling judged. l won't offer advice or tell you what you should be doing.
Hello, to give you an idea if I might be the right counsellor for you, here are a few of things I offer. If you come to see me, I’ll try to make the room a place where you can hopefully feel relaxed. I’ll always attempt to offer you in the room, a place for you to express your truth, without feeling judged. l won't offer advice or tell you what you should be doing.
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Serenity Counselling Cleveleys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thornton-Cleveleys FY5
Hi. I'm Jayne, Counsellor, Hypno-psychotherapist. I help people find their best selves. I help You identify what You need and how to achieve that. I do this by using many different methods. With my 14 years experience I delve into my trove of knowledge and choose the methods best suited to you. Everyone can know what is best for themselves but in times of; crisis, trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues it is hard to see clearly. With my help you can achieve the goals you want. The reason I do this -I was once in a very dark place myself, it was a counsellor that helped me, I now pass that precious gift forward, by helping You.
Hi. I'm Jayne, Counsellor, Hypno-psychotherapist. I help people find their best selves. I help You identify what You need and how to achieve that. I do this by using many different methods. With my 14 years experience I delve into my trove of knowledge and choose the methods best suited to you. Everyone can know what is best for themselves but in times of; crisis, trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues it is hard to see clearly. With my help you can achieve the goals you want. The reason I do this -I was once in a very dark place myself, it was a counsellor that helped me, I now pass that precious gift forward, by helping You.
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Laura Turba
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Thornton-Cleveleys FY5  (Online Only)
If you have been feeling overwhelmed tired and withdrawn from your daily life and in need of someone to listen to you. To understand you without feeling judged or being told what you should or shouldn't do, then person-centred therapy can work with you to understand these thoughts and feelings. You choose what it is you want to work on and we work at a pace that is right for you and where you are at in life. If you're a parent and are feeling your child has been through a tough time recently or they have been acting different I work with them using play materials to provide a safe and trusting setting.
If you have been feeling overwhelmed tired and withdrawn from your daily life and in need of someone to listen to you. To understand you without feeling judged or being told what you should or shouldn't do, then person-centred therapy can work with you to understand these thoughts and feelings. You choose what it is you want to work on and we work at a pace that is right for you and where you are at in life. If you're a parent and are feeling your child has been through a tough time recently or they have been acting different I work with them using play materials to provide a safe and trusting setting.
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Counselling In Blackpool
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY2
I work with men mainly (but anybody) who struggles with anger issues. Do you struggle with your anger? Wonder why you get so angry so quickly, going from 0 to 100 within a split second? Ever wanted to work on this because it has ruined relationships, you may have lost a job through your anger or lost friends/family because they can't deal with your outbursts? If this is you then I want to help you. Anger can make us lonely and unhappy - let me help you deal with it in a more healthy way so you can become a happier person in yourself and build those relationships you may have lost/ruined.
I work with men mainly (but anybody) who struggles with anger issues. Do you struggle with your anger? Wonder why you get so angry so quickly, going from 0 to 100 within a split second? Ever wanted to work on this because it has ruined relationships, you may have lost a job through your anger or lost friends/family because they can't deal with your outbursts? If this is you then I want to help you. Anger can make us lonely and unhappy - let me help you deal with it in a more healthy way so you can become a happier person in yourself and build those relationships you may have lost/ruined.
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Gill Hogan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY3
Hello and thank you for reading my profile. Making a decision to come into therapy may be something you have been thinking of for a while or it may be because an event or incident has happened for which you need some support with. Sometimes couples or individuals consider counselling because they feel stuck. They may have tried many other options before making contact with a therapist. Clients often say it is helpful talking to someone they don't know, who does not take sides or judge them and can maybe see the situation slightly differently.
Hello and thank you for reading my profile. Making a decision to come into therapy may be something you have been thinking of for a while or it may be because an event or incident has happened for which you need some support with. Sometimes couples or individuals consider counselling because they feel stuck. They may have tried many other options before making contact with a therapist. Clients often say it is helpful talking to someone they don't know, who does not take sides or judge them and can maybe see the situation slightly differently.
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Emma Wheeler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, bereavement, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? In this unsettling time of isolation and lockdowns do you need someone to talk to? There comes a time when we need some help to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a qualified Therapist and here to walk with you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to discuss and explore with you through any obstacles you may face.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, bereavement, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? In this unsettling time of isolation and lockdowns do you need someone to talk to? There comes a time when we need some help to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a qualified Therapist and here to walk with you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to discuss and explore with you through any obstacles you may face.
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Moira Finley-Landry Counselling And Supervision
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY2
Life throws us some very difficult challenges at times and it's not always easy to face these alone. I work alongside you, at your pace, on the things that matter to you most. I can offer you a supportive, safe and confidential space in which to explore your concerns in a non-judgemental relationship, with you at the core of everything we do together. I have a wide range of experience of counselling people of all ages with a variety of emotional, social, relational & mental health issues. I am qualified and experienced in working with Adults, Children & Young People.
Life throws us some very difficult challenges at times and it's not always easy to face these alone. I work alongside you, at your pace, on the things that matter to you most. I can offer you a supportive, safe and confidential space in which to explore your concerns in a non-judgemental relationship, with you at the core of everything we do together. I have a wide range of experience of counselling people of all ages with a variety of emotional, social, relational & mental health issues. I am qualified and experienced in working with Adults, Children & Young People.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Poulton-le-Fylde

10+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Poulton-le-Fylde who prioritize treating:

92% Relationship Issues
92% Depression
92% Anxiety
92% Bereavement
92% Self Esteem
85% Stress
69% Divorce

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% APRIL UK
100% Aviva

How Counsellors in Poulton-le-Fylde see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Poulton-le-Fylde?

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.