Counselling in Reading

Photo of Cathryn Bullimore, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Cathryn Bullimore
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG4
I specialise in all types of anxiety, especially Health Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) I also have a lot of experience with phobias, social anxiety and low self esteem. I use innovative ways to reduce all forms of anxiety. I understand completely how these disorders can ruin lives and my aim with all clients is to find solutions that allow them to live well again.
I specialise in all types of anxiety, especially Health Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) I also have a lot of experience with phobias, social anxiety and low self esteem. I use innovative ways to reduce all forms of anxiety. I understand completely how these disorders can ruin lives and my aim with all clients is to find solutions that allow them to live well again.
0118 230 8214 View 0118 230 8214
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Richard James Kelly
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working with adults in private practice as well as in an NHS Complex Needs department. I have around ten years of experience in NHS mental health services, including inpatient units, child and adolescent (CAMHS) specialist community services, adult psychological therapy teams and crisis resolution community services. I have previously been involved in research and auditing on the effectiveness and outcomes of psychological therapies in collaboration with the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and the Anna Freud Centre.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working with adults in private practice as well as in an NHS Complex Needs department. I have around ten years of experience in NHS mental health services, including inpatient units, child and adolescent (CAMHS) specialist community services, adult psychological therapy teams and crisis resolution community services. I have previously been involved in research and auditing on the effectiveness and outcomes of psychological therapies in collaboration with the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and the Anna Freud Centre.
07301 205990 View 07301 205990
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vpwcounselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
Sometimes things such as stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, depression, sadness, discrimination, identity or relationship issues may feel overwhelming. Whether you are considering counselling because you are struggling now or maybe trying to better understand something in particular in the past or present, talking to a counsellor can be very helpful. A supportive, nurturing, safe and non-judgemental space allows for exploration, discovery and better understanding, this can then lead to new or different ways of being in the world. Student counsellors are very welcome.
Sometimes things such as stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, depression, sadness, discrimination, identity or relationship issues may feel overwhelming. Whether you are considering counselling because you are struggling now or maybe trying to better understand something in particular in the past or present, talking to a counsellor can be very helpful. A supportive, nurturing, safe and non-judgemental space allows for exploration, discovery and better understanding, this can then lead to new or different ways of being in the world. Student counsellors are very welcome.
0118 230 8606 View 0118 230 8606
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Gurvinder Kaur Dhesi
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG4
As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, my therapeutic aim is to enable you to enhance your life and live more fully. We will work collaboratively to identify the sources of your emotional difficulties. I will help you to gain a deeper insight into your struggle while getting to the root of the problem. I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy from my private practice in Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 in-person and online. My practice is easily accessible by car from Slough, Maidenhead, Winsor, and West London via the A404(M) and Newbury via the M4 or by train from Reading Station.
As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, my therapeutic aim is to enable you to enhance your life and live more fully. We will work collaboratively to identify the sources of your emotional difficulties. I will help you to gain a deeper insight into your struggle while getting to the root of the problem. I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy from my private practice in Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 in-person and online. My practice is easily accessible by car from Slough, Maidenhead, Winsor, and West London via the A404(M) and Newbury via the M4 or by train from Reading Station.
0118 230 2143 View 0118 230 2143
Photo of undefined - Chantal Francis Therapy, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Chantal Francis Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed in life? Do you feel drained and it's impacting your health? Perhaps you worry you'll never be able to feel better or live life how you want to? Do you wish you could ask for what you need and feel more empowered, but you're not sure where to start? If this is resonating, I'm so glad you've found your way here. I'm Chantal, I'm an integrative psychotherapist and together we can explore what's going on for you at the moment, how you can put in place the Self-care and boundaries you need to overcome the overwhelm and regain your sense of empowerment, plus ways to restore your vitality and wellness.
Are you feeling overwhelmed in life? Do you feel drained and it's impacting your health? Perhaps you worry you'll never be able to feel better or live life how you want to? Do you wish you could ask for what you need and feel more empowered, but you're not sure where to start? If this is resonating, I'm so glad you've found your way here. I'm Chantal, I'm an integrative psychotherapist and together we can explore what's going on for you at the moment, how you can put in place the Self-care and boundaries you need to overcome the overwhelm and regain your sense of empowerment, plus ways to restore your vitality and wellness.
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Paolo Imbalzano
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG2
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy-CTA-P) and supplementary full training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1 and Level 2) and EMDR. I also hold a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am a Master NLP Practitioner (prior to become a psychotherapist I practiced as a Coach since 2007). I have treated clients with a large variety of conditions - see https://www.presentingpast.co.uk/overview-five.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy-CTA-P) and supplementary full training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1 and Level 2) and EMDR. I also hold a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am a Master NLP Practitioner (prior to become a psychotherapist I practiced as a Coach since 2007). I have treated clients with a large variety of conditions - see https://www.presentingpast.co.uk/overview-five.
01344 595575 View 01344 595575
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Lada Shustova-Carter
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Reading RG6
Are you feeling lost or misunderstood? Do you have days when it feels like it's a bit too much to cope with? Some of us may experience anxiety, a disorientation and concerns about our overall mental well-being. Some also may be feeling the negative impact on family relationships, while some may be struggling with jobs and finances.
Are you feeling lost or misunderstood? Do you have days when it feels like it's a bit too much to cope with? Some of us may experience anxiety, a disorientation and concerns about our overall mental well-being. Some also may be feeling the negative impact on family relationships, while some may be struggling with jobs and finances.
0118 338 5140 View 0118 338 5140
Photo of Gail Collins-Webb, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Gail Collins-Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Reading RG6
I offer short or long term therapy for a range of issues from providing support for everyday life problems to specific targeted trauma treatment. I work with memories and dreams in an analytical way to facilitate psychological growth and health.
I offer short or long term therapy for a range of issues from providing support for everyday life problems to specific targeted trauma treatment. I work with memories and dreams in an analytical way to facilitate psychological growth and health.
0118 214 8616 View 0118 214 8616
Photo of Catherine Walford Smith, MBACP, Counsellor
Catherine Walford Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG31
Reaching out for help can be tough but it’s an important first step to feeling better. You don't have to cope alone, I'm a fully qualified counsellor offering a place to explore, understand and share your difficulties. I work with adult clients who are struggling with various mental and emotional challenges. This includes anxiety, low self-esteem, work stress, relationship and confidence issues. Many clients may not be aware of why they are struggling but often it can be attributed to a trauma which may have taken place either recently or in the past. I specialise in supporting clients understand and move through their symptoms.
Reaching out for help can be tough but it’s an important first step to feeling better. You don't have to cope alone, I'm a fully qualified counsellor offering a place to explore, understand and share your difficulties. I work with adult clients who are struggling with various mental and emotional challenges. This includes anxiety, low self-esteem, work stress, relationship and confidence issues. Many clients may not be aware of why they are struggling but often it can be attributed to a trauma which may have taken place either recently or in the past. I specialise in supporting clients understand and move through their symptoms.
0118 230 9381 View 0118 230 9381
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Dr Anna Norris - Clinical Psychologist; Hcpc; Bps
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), and a chartered member and associate fellow of the BPS (British Psychological Society). I have over 20 years of experience of working with a wide range of presenting difficulties, including anxiety, burnout and work-related stress, depression, low self-esteem, emotion regulation difficulties, ADHD, trauma and PTSD and relationship difficulties. I have worked in a number of NHS services and settings over the years, working directly with clients with longstanding difficulties, in addition to offering consultation, supervision and training.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), and a chartered member and associate fellow of the BPS (British Psychological Society). I have over 20 years of experience of working with a wide range of presenting difficulties, including anxiety, burnout and work-related stress, depression, low self-esteem, emotion regulation difficulties, ADHD, trauma and PTSD and relationship difficulties. I have worked in a number of NHS services and settings over the years, working directly with clients with longstanding difficulties, in addition to offering consultation, supervision and training.
0118 230 0342 View 0118 230 0342
Photo of Fi Smith, UKCP Trainee, Counsellor
Fi Smith
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Reading RG6  (Online Only)
Complimentary 30 minute introductory session. Online sessions. My passion lies in providing low cost psychotherapy, which I believe enables individuals and couples to find purpose in their struggles and make informed choices to instigate positive transformations in their lives. I am committed to fostering a safe, confidential, and supportive space where clients can freely express their concerns without fear of judgment and feel genuinely heard and valued. I am a registered trainee counsellor and psychotherapist with UKCP. I also belong to these professional bodies UKATA, EATA and ITAA and abide by their code of ethics.
Complimentary 30 minute introductory session. Online sessions. My passion lies in providing low cost psychotherapy, which I believe enables individuals and couples to find purpose in their struggles and make informed choices to instigate positive transformations in their lives. I am committed to fostering a safe, confidential, and supportive space where clients can freely express their concerns without fear of judgment and feel genuinely heard and valued. I am a registered trainee counsellor and psychotherapist with UKCP. I also belong to these professional bodies UKATA, EATA and ITAA and abide by their code of ethics.
0118 230 0564 View 0118 230 0564
Photo of Marilyn Soghomonian, MBACP, Counsellor
Marilyn Soghomonian
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG4
I offer Professional, Compassionate & Confidential Counselling & Supervision in Reading Berkshire. I work one-to-one with adults over the age of 18. Counselling offers you a unique opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and difficulties in a safe and non-judgmental environment where you feel understood and accepted for who you truly are. Working with a counsellor can enable you to resolve internal conflicts that prevent you from being your authentic self and to process any unresolved issues from your past.
I offer Professional, Compassionate & Confidential Counselling & Supervision in Reading Berkshire. I work one-to-one with adults over the age of 18. Counselling offers you a unique opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and difficulties in a safe and non-judgmental environment where you feel understood and accepted for who you truly are. Working with a counsellor can enable you to resolve internal conflicts that prevent you from being your authentic self and to process any unresolved issues from your past.
0118 207 2624 View 0118 207 2624
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Roland Pakkiri
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Reading RG2
I help my clients work through tough times in their lives. Typically my clients come to me for a variety of challenges including but not limited to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, feelings of low mood or high stress. I help men and women predominantly work through anger issues, challenges around trauma, boundary setting and addiction as well.
I help my clients work through tough times in their lives. Typically my clients come to me for a variety of challenges including but not limited to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, feelings of low mood or high stress. I help men and women predominantly work through anger issues, challenges around trauma, boundary setting and addiction as well.
0118 230 2031 View 0118 230 2031
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Sonia Diane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
I am a licensed, registered Counsellor with the BACP and have been practicing online since the beginning of lockdown. Previous to that I worked with clients face to face. Having worked with clients who have various different issues including relationship problems, low self esteem, trouble in dealing with emotions, fear of rejection, and more. I have the experience in lots of different issues but realise that everyone is an individual and deals with things in different ways so there is no 'one size fits all' . You are the expert on you, so I shall sit with you and support you in your quest to find a solution.
I am a licensed, registered Counsellor with the BACP and have been practicing online since the beginning of lockdown. Previous to that I worked with clients face to face. Having worked with clients who have various different issues including relationship problems, low self esteem, trouble in dealing with emotions, fear of rejection, and more. I have the experience in lots of different issues but realise that everyone is an individual and deals with things in different ways so there is no 'one size fits all' . You are the expert on you, so I shall sit with you and support you in your quest to find a solution.
0118 338 5048 View 0118 338 5048
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Brighter Life Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
How are you feeling? If you are feeling really low, anxious or lacking confidence, you are not alone. My team and I can help using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy to make you feel yourself again. We can help with depression, anxiety and stress. We support children, adolescents and adults. We have a lot of experience working with autistic clients, clients with health conditions, people who have a twin, and those from a South African or South Asian/Indian backgrounds. It’s so important to find a therapist that you can trust and open up to, so we work hard to create a non-judgemental, confidential and safe space.
How are you feeling? If you are feeling really low, anxious or lacking confidence, you are not alone. My team and I can help using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy to make you feel yourself again. We can help with depression, anxiety and stress. We support children, adolescents and adults. We have a lot of experience working with autistic clients, clients with health conditions, people who have a twin, and those from a South African or South Asian/Indian backgrounds. It’s so important to find a therapist that you can trust and open up to, so we work hard to create a non-judgemental, confidential and safe space.
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A Moment In Time
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Reading RG2
I am a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Bereavement Practitioner with a variety of experience which helps my clients work through aspects of life that are stopping them from moving forward. I work with clients for a variety of reasons such as: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, bullying, fears and phobia's, PTSD, IBS, relationship issues, bereavement and stopping smoking. I also have special interests in Weight Loss Counselling, Couple Counselling & Career Counselling.
I am a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Bereavement Practitioner with a variety of experience which helps my clients work through aspects of life that are stopping them from moving forward. I work with clients for a variety of reasons such as: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, bullying, fears and phobia's, PTSD, IBS, relationship issues, bereavement and stopping smoking. I also have special interests in Weight Loss Counselling, Couple Counselling & Career Counselling.
0118 230 0467 View 0118 230 0467
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Isobel Neve
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG2
I love helping people to find out more about themselves and recognise their worth. I know that understanding your struggles can be confusing and stressful, but I also know that there’s hope. This can involve helping you to explore your own issues, history, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, values and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and confident in making your own choices. I won't try to 'fix' you or tell you what to do but can help you see that you have options. With the right support, I believe you can make sense of what's happening for you now and get back to feeling like yourself again.
I love helping people to find out more about themselves and recognise their worth. I know that understanding your struggles can be confusing and stressful, but I also know that there’s hope. This can involve helping you to explore your own issues, history, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, values and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and confident in making your own choices. I won't try to 'fix' you or tell you what to do but can help you see that you have options. With the right support, I believe you can make sense of what's happening for you now and get back to feeling like yourself again.
0118 230 6000 View 0118 230 6000
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Kayleigh Rainbird
PTUK
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
I am a therapist who has a holistic approach to helping children to heal by supporting both parents and their children . Through my work I have noticed that children with low confidence and low self-esteem can express this through becoming withdrawn and avoidant or becoming angry and controlling. Parents come to me and tell me their child always wants control or they feel like they are stepping on eggshells when around their child. I offer play therapy, parent coaching, parent-child attachment play and life story therapy which is for fostered or adopted children. Please see rainbirdtherapy.co.uk for more information.
I am a therapist who has a holistic approach to helping children to heal by supporting both parents and their children . Through my work I have noticed that children with low confidence and low self-esteem can express this through becoming withdrawn and avoidant or becoming angry and controlling. Parents come to me and tell me their child always wants control or they feel like they are stepping on eggshells when around their child. I offer play therapy, parent coaching, parent-child attachment play and life story therapy which is for fostered or adopted children. Please see rainbirdtherapy.co.uk for more information.
01256 591396 View 01256 591396
Photo of Andrea Guida, GMBPsS, Psychologist
Andrea Guida
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Reading RG30
Are you a parent of a young person who is feeling anxious, withdrawn or depressed? Is your child experiencing panic attacks, refusing to go to school or avoiding social situations? And you – are you experiencing stress, sleeping problems, constant worrying, feeling overwhelmed? We live in challenging times in which our mental health has suffered. As an experienced therapist I understand these difficulties and how it impairs your quality of life. I appreciate your effort to look for help. I know that those difficulties can be transformed into self-discovery and personal growth, with motivation and appropriate guidance
Are you a parent of a young person who is feeling anxious, withdrawn or depressed? Is your child experiencing panic attacks, refusing to go to school or avoiding social situations? And you – are you experiencing stress, sleeping problems, constant worrying, feeling overwhelmed? We live in challenging times in which our mental health has suffered. As an experienced therapist I understand these difficulties and how it impairs your quality of life. I appreciate your effort to look for help. I know that those difficulties can be transformed into self-discovery and personal growth, with motivation and appropriate guidance
0118 230 9338 View 0118 230 9338
Photo of Susie Bradforth, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Susie Bradforth
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
Do you feel that your needs aren’t being acknowledged, let alone met; that no one really listens to you? Perhaps you feel worthless, or you are unsure where to turn for unbiased support? Maybe you are really tired of the challenges of life and need a space to work through your thoughts. Or facing a life changing event and need the strength to move through it? Do you feel you have 'lost' who you truly are? We can work together to process these feelings and grow your awareness of potentially different choices moving forward. Counselling is an opportunity to regain control of your life and feel more confident in your skin.
Do you feel that your needs aren’t being acknowledged, let alone met; that no one really listens to you? Perhaps you feel worthless, or you are unsure where to turn for unbiased support? Maybe you are really tired of the challenges of life and need a space to work through your thoughts. Or facing a life changing event and need the strength to move through it? Do you feel you have 'lost' who you truly are? We can work together to process these feelings and grow your awareness of potentially different choices moving forward. Counselling is an opportunity to regain control of your life and feel more confident in your skin.
0118 230 4941 View 0118 230 4941

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Reading

100+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Reading who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
85% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
82% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aviva
70% AXA PPP
62% Vitality

How Counsellors in Reading see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Reading?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.