Counselling in Prestwich

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Jonathan Canter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Thank you for finding me - you've made the very first step towards making a positive change.
Thank you for finding me - you've made the very first step towards making a positive change.
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Steve Bundy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Not accepting new clients
As the world shifts around us, and under us, it’s very common to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or to suffer from depression. Hi, I'm Steve and I would love to help. I have a wide experience of different groups, clients, and presenting issues, and I would love to offer a warm and non-judgemental presence to help you find clarity in your life. I work in Prestwich, Salford and Manchester in person, and countrywide online. I have particular experience with working with stress, bereavement, anxiety, and depression. I recognise therapy can be expensive, so offer reduced rates for those on lower incomes.
As the world shifts around us, and under us, it’s very common to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or to suffer from depression. Hi, I'm Steve and I would love to help. I have a wide experience of different groups, clients, and presenting issues, and I would love to offer a warm and non-judgemental presence to help you find clarity in your life. I work in Prestwich, Salford and Manchester in person, and countrywide online. I have particular experience with working with stress, bereavement, anxiety, and depression. I recognise therapy can be expensive, so offer reduced rates for those on lower incomes.
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Patrycja Czyszczon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Do you feel hopeless, anxious, or depressed? Are you finding it difficult to cope with the pressures of life? Life is challenging at times, and talking through your problems can help you make sense of them, which will allow you to make positive choices and changes in your life, helping you to grow. I can help by providing you with a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings. I am here to support you and listen to your story with empathy, and we will work together to help you find a way forward.
Do you feel hopeless, anxious, or depressed? Are you finding it difficult to cope with the pressures of life? Life is challenging at times, and talking through your problems can help you make sense of them, which will allow you to make positive choices and changes in your life, helping you to grow. I can help by providing you with a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings. I am here to support you and listen to your story with empathy, and we will work together to help you find a way forward.
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Sue Victoria Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25  (Online Only)
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
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Jenni Benham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Are you feeling stuck and anxious? Looking for a Counsellor, but scared to take that step? It can be difficult to take that first step. Hi, I am Jenni, I offer you a calm and safe space for you to explore any issues or challenges you may be facing. I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental Person Centred and CBT Counsellor. I am experienced in issues such as: Anxiety and depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, Grief and loss. I tailor the sessions to meet your needs, I help you gain more self awareness, give you some gentle challenge, and coping skills and techniques and Psycho Education to live a happier life.
Are you feeling stuck and anxious? Looking for a Counsellor, but scared to take that step? It can be difficult to take that first step. Hi, I am Jenni, I offer you a calm and safe space for you to explore any issues or challenges you may be facing. I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental Person Centred and CBT Counsellor. I am experienced in issues such as: Anxiety and depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, Grief and loss. I tailor the sessions to meet your needs, I help you gain more self awareness, give you some gentle challenge, and coping skills and techniques and Psycho Education to live a happier life.
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Gail Fletcher
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
You maybe feeling bereft & lost. Are experiencing feelings which are leaving you distressed & confused. You may be feeling anxious or alone - unsure of where to turn or who can be there beside you. You may have feelings of self-doubt, or lack of self-esteem & confidence. Has there been a traumatic event that you have not been able to share in a safe space? I am here to support you through life's twists & turns, by using Person-Centred and/or Integrative model of therapy, which allows me to design a tailor made plan for you. I offer you a safe non-judgmental space & the opportunity to explore your anxieties, reflect, heal & growth.
You maybe feeling bereft & lost. Are experiencing feelings which are leaving you distressed & confused. You may be feeling anxious or alone - unsure of where to turn or who can be there beside you. You may have feelings of self-doubt, or lack of self-esteem & confidence. Has there been a traumatic event that you have not been able to share in a safe space? I am here to support you through life's twists & turns, by using Person-Centred and/or Integrative model of therapy, which allows me to design a tailor made plan for you. I offer you a safe non-judgmental space & the opportunity to explore your anxieties, reflect, heal & growth.
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Daniel Nissen
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
People come for therapy for many different issues. A common theme is that people want to get a greater sense of themselves and understanding of what may have caused their issues and how they might grow past these challenges. Therapy can help you feel better about yourself and improve your mental health.
People come for therapy for many different issues. A common theme is that people want to get a greater sense of themselves and understanding of what may have caused their issues and how they might grow past these challenges. Therapy can help you feel better about yourself and improve your mental health.
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Dr Karin Adamson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Hi, my name is Karin and I'm a qualified clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working with people with a range of different mental health problems. I can offer an integrated psychological approach as I qualified as a clinical psychologist and have since then also become professionally registered as an EMDR Consultant and a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner. I have also been trained in and use CBT. Alongside offering therapy, I also provide supervision to other therapists/psychologists. WEBSITE: www.adamsonpsychologicalservices.co.uk
Hi, my name is Karin and I'm a qualified clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working with people with a range of different mental health problems. I can offer an integrated psychological approach as I qualified as a clinical psychologist and have since then also become professionally registered as an EMDR Consultant and a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner. I have also been trained in and use CBT. Alongside offering therapy, I also provide supervision to other therapists/psychologists. WEBSITE: www.adamsonpsychologicalservices.co.uk
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Mark Owen
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
My name is Mark Owen and I am a BACP and COSRT registered Counsellor with a degree in Marriage and Family therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. Since 2012 I have worked in a wide variety of therapeutic settings both private care and within the NHS including, general mental health services, Eating Disorders Clinic, Bereavement Counselling and a Sexual Health Clinic. There are many models of therapy and everyone responds differently to the various methods. Using an Integrative Model of therapy, which means I use a range of different models, allows me to design a more tailor made plan for you.
My name is Mark Owen and I am a BACP and COSRT registered Counsellor with a degree in Marriage and Family therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. Since 2012 I have worked in a wide variety of therapeutic settings both private care and within the NHS including, general mental health services, Eating Disorders Clinic, Bereavement Counselling and a Sexual Health Clinic. There are many models of therapy and everyone responds differently to the various methods. Using an Integrative Model of therapy, which means I use a range of different models, allows me to design a more tailor made plan for you.
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Calming Minds Soothing Souls Therapies MBACP
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
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Dr Danielle Gerson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
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Sarah Schofield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my profile. Are you struggling to cope, confused or feeling overwhelmed? I'm here to listen. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor - my training enables me to support and empower you to make change towards a healthier and happier way of being. I work flexibly and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs. Sessions are always taken at your pace and focus on what you believe to be most important. Issues I commonly work with are: anxiety, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, work stress (inc education sector), attachment issues, depression/low mood.
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Jo Chadwick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Hi, I'm Jo, welcome to my profile. Are you feeling low, stuck, lost or anxious? I can help. I offer a safe space to help you try to understand your feelings and bring about positive change. Counselling can provide perspective, validation, clarity and a better awareness of self. I commonly deal with low mood, anxiety, loss, family/relationship problems, abuse, low self esteem, midlife/menopausal stresses.
Hi, I'm Jo, welcome to my profile. Are you feeling low, stuck, lost or anxious? I can help. I offer a safe space to help you try to understand your feelings and bring about positive change. Counselling can provide perspective, validation, clarity and a better awareness of self. I commonly deal with low mood, anxiety, loss, family/relationship problems, abuse, low self esteem, midlife/menopausal stresses.
0161 543 0614 View 0161 543 0614
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Amanda Ridyard
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I think sometimes we just reach that place in life when we say 'enough is enough'. For some it can mean it is time to stop and face something, and to someone else it can mean it is maybe time to 'let it go'. There's no end to the potential meanings for reaching 'that point'. i think we've all been there at some stage or another. Does this sound familiar ? That's okay, i totally understand where you're coming from. What is important is acknowledging that you have had the energy and motivation to seek someone to support you through this - it takes courage and strength to take this step. Well done!
I think sometimes we just reach that place in life when we say 'enough is enough'. For some it can mean it is time to stop and face something, and to someone else it can mean it is maybe time to 'let it go'. There's no end to the potential meanings for reaching 'that point'. i think we've all been there at some stage or another. Does this sound familiar ? That's okay, i totally understand where you're coming from. What is important is acknowledging that you have had the energy and motivation to seek someone to support you through this - it takes courage and strength to take this step. Well done!
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Tracy McCadden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prestwich M25
Life can sometimes feel unmanageable, we can feel low and isolated and unsure of who to turn to. When we feel stuck in certain situations and these begin impacting on our mood and our behaviour, we can often need the support of an outside source to help us look at our situation more clearly and to help us regain control. This is where an experienced counsellor can really help. "My therapist has been a great help, a good listener, and has given me an insight into who I really am....I'm sure I will be better for her sound counselling."
Life can sometimes feel unmanageable, we can feel low and isolated and unsure of who to turn to. When we feel stuck in certain situations and these begin impacting on our mood and our behaviour, we can often need the support of an outside source to help us look at our situation more clearly and to help us regain control. This is where an experienced counsellor can really help. "My therapist has been a great help, a good listener, and has given me an insight into who I really am....I'm sure I will be better for her sound counselling."
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Lucy Marie Fenwick
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
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Sarah Kilcullen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Prestwich M25
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
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Ross Charnock
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a strong track record helping patients within the NHS. I offer a safe, consistent setting in private practice to help patients make changes that are not always as easily achieved in time-limited therapy. I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which sees conscious difficulties in our lives as solutions to unconscious problems. It helps with common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression, including trauma, but allows for a deeper appreciation of our internal world that alleviates our everyday disquiet in profound and subtle ways, almost like a volume control being turned down.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a strong track record helping patients within the NHS. I offer a safe, consistent setting in private practice to help patients make changes that are not always as easily achieved in time-limited therapy. I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which sees conscious difficulties in our lives as solutions to unconscious problems. It helps with common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression, including trauma, but allows for a deeper appreciation of our internal world that alleviates our everyday disquiet in profound and subtle ways, almost like a volume control being turned down.
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Mukabo Road Safety
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
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Wellbeing North West Limited
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prestwich M25
It’s hard to believe that your feelings are worth something when you’re depressed, anxious, stuck or feeling trapped with self-critical thoughts and belief you have no control. But I’m here to tell you that it just isn’t the case, I’m here and I’m asking you to let me listen. With over 16years of experience in Mental Health I aim to help you navigate your way through your problems and find personal resolve. Regardless of the journey, therapy is tailored to be supportive, to suit your needs, to help you reach your desired outcome and by the end of our time together your journey will be something you can have pride in.
It’s hard to believe that your feelings are worth something when you’re depressed, anxious, stuck or feeling trapped with self-critical thoughts and belief you have no control. But I’m here to tell you that it just isn’t the case, I’m here and I’m asking you to let me listen. With over 16years of experience in Mental Health I aim to help you navigate your way through your problems and find personal resolve. Regardless of the journey, therapy is tailored to be supportive, to suit your needs, to help you reach your desired outcome and by the end of our time together your journey will be something you can have pride in.
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Number of Counsellors in Prestwich

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Prestwich who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
95% Depression
95% Anxiety
95% Stress
81% Bereavement
76% Relationship Issues
71% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% WPA
40% Cigna and Evernorth
40% Aviva

How Counsellors in Prestwich see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Prestwich?

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.