Counselling in Rothwell

Photo of Kirsty White, Psychotherapist in Rothwell, England
Kirsty White
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rothwell LS26
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and EMDR Therapy to Adults, Children and Young People. I work from a private office in Ossett, Flushdyke near Wakefield. I also provide remote support through zoom or telephone and those local, walk and talk therapy. I provide a completely safe and non judgemental space to ensure you have the opportunity to work through any difficulties you are experiencing. I am an Accredited Registered Member of the BACP and BABCP and I adhere to their Code of Ethics & Practice. I attend regular supervision.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and EMDR Therapy to Adults, Children and Young People. I work from a private office in Ossett, Flushdyke near Wakefield. I also provide remote support through zoom or telephone and those local, walk and talk therapy. I provide a completely safe and non judgemental space to ensure you have the opportunity to work through any difficulties you are experiencing. I am an Accredited Registered Member of the BACP and BABCP and I adhere to their Code of Ethics & Practice. I attend regular supervision.
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Photo of Kelly Burnett, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Kelly Burnett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Rothwell LS26
Sometimes life can throw up unexpected challenges and we find that things that wouldn't normally bother us do. You may find yourself stuck, and unable to move forward; to make the change you so badly desire. It may be that you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed or stressed leaving you constantly worrying and struggling to sleep. Perhaps, you are having problems at work or in your relationships, or maybe you have suffered at the hands of others which impacts on your emotions and behaviours now. If any of this resonates with you, counselling can help develop the self-awareness you need and give you the tools to move you forward.
Sometimes life can throw up unexpected challenges and we find that things that wouldn't normally bother us do. You may find yourself stuck, and unable to move forward; to make the change you so badly desire. It may be that you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed or stressed leaving you constantly worrying and struggling to sleep. Perhaps, you are having problems at work or in your relationships, or maybe you have suffered at the hands of others which impacts on your emotions and behaviours now. If any of this resonates with you, counselling can help develop the self-awareness you need and give you the tools to move you forward.
01924 950182 View 01924 950182
Photo of Dr Caroline Dunsmuir-White, Psychologist in Rothwell, England
Dr Caroline Dunsmuir-White
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rothwell LS26
I'm a clinical psychologist offering compassionate and non-judgmental therapy for individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties. Life can be hard and we all experience difficult times when we would benefit from support and additional ways of managing. I provide an individual approach to ensure the therapy best meets your needs. I will help you to make sense of your difficulties and learn new ways of coping to help you to move forward. Please contact me at carolinedunsmuirwhite@protonmail.com
I'm a clinical psychologist offering compassionate and non-judgmental therapy for individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties. Life can be hard and we all experience difficult times when we would benefit from support and additional ways of managing. I provide an individual approach to ensure the therapy best meets your needs. I will help you to make sense of your difficulties and learn new ways of coping to help you to move forward. Please contact me at carolinedunsmuirwhite@protonmail.com
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Photo of SJR Counselling, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
SJR Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rothwell LS26
My name is Sam, I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I understand how difficult the decision to seek counselling can be through my own experience. You may feel unsure whether it's the right move for your child and how long they can continue to cope on their own. So many questions you may have, you may feel you and your child are a burden to family and friends and don't know who to turn to. Worried about returning to school/college or starting a new one, impacts of Covid, social isolation, family issues and relationships causing anxieties and stress which may affect day to day life, I can help.
My name is Sam, I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I understand how difficult the decision to seek counselling can be through my own experience. You may feel unsure whether it's the right move for your child and how long they can continue to cope on their own. So many questions you may have, you may feel you and your child are a burden to family and friends and don't know who to turn to. Worried about returning to school/college or starting a new one, impacts of Covid, social isolation, family issues and relationships causing anxieties and stress which may affect day to day life, I can help.
01977 801654 View 01977 801654

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Tapiwa Thomas - Pamozi Therapy, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Tapiwa Thomas - Pamozi Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds WF3
I am Tapiwa, through experience and training, I know how tough it can be to wade through and unknot the emotions, feeling, despair and everything life throws at you. I’m an integrative practitioner, and as such, I will be drawing on various therapies to support you as we seek to find the answers to the challenges you are facing. It must have taken you a couple of clicks to get here, and very possibly a lot of strength. By looking for support you have made a move towards better health and resilience. I believe that, within all of us, are the answers to the challenges we face.
I am Tapiwa, through experience and training, I know how tough it can be to wade through and unknot the emotions, feeling, despair and everything life throws at you. I’m an integrative practitioner, and as such, I will be drawing on various therapies to support you as we seek to find the answers to the challenges you are facing. It must have taken you a couple of clicks to get here, and very possibly a lot of strength. By looking for support you have made a move towards better health and resilience. I believe that, within all of us, are the answers to the challenges we face.
0113 320 5452 View 0113 320 5452
Photo of Catherine Beal, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Catherine Beal
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS10
A very warm welcome, I have person centred counselling and psychotherapy sessions available within a week. I’m interested in what you need? Do you need to express what’s happening for you? Do you need some support to manage your thoughts and feelings? Life can be tough at times, are you feeling angry, sad, lonely, anxious, depressed, stressed, overwhelmed? Do you need to seek a way forward? I aim to offer a therapeutic relationship through a compassionate connection. I provide a non judgmental environment, free from evaluation. Whatever your facing, I will do my very best to support you, so that you don’t have to face things alone.
A very warm welcome, I have person centred counselling and psychotherapy sessions available within a week. I’m interested in what you need? Do you need to express what’s happening for you? Do you need some support to manage your thoughts and feelings? Life can be tough at times, are you feeling angry, sad, lonely, anxious, depressed, stressed, overwhelmed? Do you need to seek a way forward? I aim to offer a therapeutic relationship through a compassionate connection. I provide a non judgmental environment, free from evaluation. Whatever your facing, I will do my very best to support you, so that you don’t have to face things alone.
01653 919864 View 01653 919864
Photo of Michael F Harris, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Michael F Harris
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS10  (Online Only)
I'm Michael Harris, a fully qualified therapist, governed by BACP and NCPS accredited counselling bodies. I offer Life and Wellness therapy in Bristol (and beyond) to individuals, couples, groups and companies. My Bristol Counselling practice (and beyond) is online, or by telephone, across English-speaking time zones, at a schedule that works for you. I help you find your Blazing Soul - balance and direction, clarity and focus, increased confidence and self-esteem, and improved mental, physical and emotional wealth.
I'm Michael Harris, a fully qualified therapist, governed by BACP and NCPS accredited counselling bodies. I offer Life and Wellness therapy in Bristol (and beyond) to individuals, couples, groups and companies. My Bristol Counselling practice (and beyond) is online, or by telephone, across English-speaking time zones, at a schedule that works for you. I help you find your Blazing Soul - balance and direction, clarity and focus, increased confidence and self-esteem, and improved mental, physical and emotional wealth.
07506 715611 View 07506 715611
Photo of Kelly Louise Punton, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Kelly Louise Punton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS26
I can help you come to terms with the loss you have suffered and work through any resulting anxieties or depression to help you move forward with your life and accept the situation you find yourself in.
I can help you come to terms with the loss you have suffered and work through any resulting anxieties or depression to help you move forward with your life and accept the situation you find yourself in.
0113 519 4699 View 0113 519 4699
Photo of Patrice Buee, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Patrice Buee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS10
Hello my name is Patrice Buée. I can support you with a range of issues to help work through grief and loss including symptoms of depression, low mood and anxiety. Family issues, relationship challenges, work related issues and long term health problems are explored using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I have experience in providing therapy to both adults and young people of secondary school age (10 years old and upwards).
Hello my name is Patrice Buée. I can support you with a range of issues to help work through grief and loss including symptoms of depression, low mood and anxiety. Family issues, relationship challenges, work related issues and long term health problems are explored using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I have experience in providing therapy to both adults and young people of secondary school age (10 years old and upwards).
0191 814 7284 View 0191 814 7284
Photo of Empathy understanding counselling, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Empathy understanding counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF3  (Online Only)
Counselling is a widely used talking therapy. I am Marco, a fully qualified counsellor who works in an integrative way with a range of therapeutic theories including Person Centred, EFT and Mindfulness, to find the best approach for you. The goal is to help you address your issues and help you identify your options. How do you eat an elephant? The answer is to cut it into bite sized chunks. I do the same to help you break down your issues easily. I am a certified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. (Stay at home is not cut off socialization, join our online group to cope with depression) contact me for more information.
Counselling is a widely used talking therapy. I am Marco, a fully qualified counsellor who works in an integrative way with a range of therapeutic theories including Person Centred, EFT and Mindfulness, to find the best approach for you. The goal is to help you address your issues and help you identify your options. How do you eat an elephant? The answer is to cut it into bite sized chunks. I do the same to help you break down your issues easily. I am a certified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. (Stay at home is not cut off socialization, join our online group to cope with depression) contact me for more information.
0113 733 7415 View 0113 733 7415
Photo of Lynette Procter, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Lynette Procter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS26
My journey to becoming a counsellor started years ago when I personally experienced positive changes in myself through sharing openly with a person who listened without judgement. I then started my training to become a counsellor in my own right so I could ensure that others would experience the benefits of being seen and heard for who they truly are.
My journey to becoming a counsellor started years ago when I personally experienced positive changes in myself through sharing openly with a person who listened without judgement. I then started my training to become a counsellor in my own right so I could ensure that others would experience the benefits of being seen and heard for who they truly are.
0113 519 4511 View 0113 519 4511
Photo of connect 2 emdr, Psychotherapist in Rothwell, England
connect 2 emdr
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Leeds LS26
Hi, I'm Lauren a trauma therapist specalising in EMDR psychotherapy. EMDR is now the front line treatment for PTSD. It can be used to treat single traumas, For example a road traffic accident. Or multiple traumas. For example, veterans, abuse survivors. EMDR is hugley succesful at treating a range of mental health issues (anxiety, low mood, poor sleep, self harm, self esteem, self sabotage behaviours and many more). For some starting therapy can be extremely daunting. Together we will develop a plan and pace that suits you.
Hi, I'm Lauren a trauma therapist specalising in EMDR psychotherapy. EMDR is now the front line treatment for PTSD. It can be used to treat single traumas, For example a road traffic accident. Or multiple traumas. For example, veterans, abuse survivors. EMDR is hugley succesful at treating a range of mental health issues (anxiety, low mood, poor sleep, self harm, self esteem, self sabotage behaviours and many more). For some starting therapy can be extremely daunting. Together we will develop a plan and pace that suits you.
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Photo of Shauna Tiffany, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Shauna Tiffany
Counsellor, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS10
I am a qualified Play therapist, with a passion for supporting children and young people to become the best version of themselves. I am based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and I travel to schools within and around the local area approximately 1hour from Leeds. Play is a child’s natural way of experimenting and is an integral part of childhood development across physical and cognitive domains. Within a session children can express what they are struggling to verbalise . www.lhplaytherapy.co.uk
I am a qualified Play therapist, with a passion for supporting children and young people to become the best version of themselves. I am based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and I travel to schools within and around the local area approximately 1hour from Leeds. Play is a child’s natural way of experimenting and is an integral part of childhood development across physical and cognitive domains. Within a session children can express what they are struggling to verbalise . www.lhplaytherapy.co.uk
0113 519 1888 View 0113 519 1888
Photo of Jo Smith, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Jo Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF3
Hi. I'm Jo, a BACP registered Counsellor and Integrative Therapist offering face to face counselling in East Ardsley/ Tingley. I also offer online therapy UK wide. There could be many reasons why you are taking that first step to reach out for help. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety? Maybe depression and low mood are keeping you from enjoying life to it's fullest? Perhaps you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship or finding it hard to overcome childhood trauma? Maybe it's something completely different? Whatever it is that is that has brought you here, you're not alone and I can help. As an experienced counsellor
Hi. I'm Jo, a BACP registered Counsellor and Integrative Therapist offering face to face counselling in East Ardsley/ Tingley. I also offer online therapy UK wide. There could be many reasons why you are taking that first step to reach out for help. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety? Maybe depression and low mood are keeping you from enjoying life to it's fullest? Perhaps you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship or finding it hard to overcome childhood trauma? Maybe it's something completely different? Whatever it is that is that has brought you here, you're not alone and I can help. As an experienced counsellor
0113 519 1270 View 0113 519 1270
Photo of Dr Nicky Bould, Psychologist in Rothwell, England
Dr Nicky Bould
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS10  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Nicky and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of concerns. I also specialise in supporting people with physical health conditions and I have been working in NHS cancer services for over 15 years. I have extensive experience of working with people who are living with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, persistent pain, gastrointestinal problems (such as IBS), dermatological issues and also life-limiting illnesses. In addition to this, I also work more generally with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
Hello, I’m Nicky and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of concerns. I also specialise in supporting people with physical health conditions and I have been working in NHS cancer services for over 15 years. I have extensive experience of working with people who are living with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, persistent pain, gastrointestinal problems (such as IBS), dermatological issues and also life-limiting illnesses. In addition to this, I also work more generally with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
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Photo of Succour Empowering Equality Counselling, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Succour Empowering Equality Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS10
Are you noticing and experiencing feelings of worry, and unable to shake it off? Are you increasingly tearful, sad, with low mood, low appetite, experiencing disturbed sleep/lack of a good quality sleep, nightmares, and tiredness? Feeling like something bad is going to happen? If so, do not be alone in your feelings, let's talk about it.
Are you noticing and experiencing feelings of worry, and unable to shake it off? Are you increasingly tearful, sad, with low mood, low appetite, experiencing disturbed sleep/lack of a good quality sleep, nightmares, and tiredness? Feeling like something bad is going to happen? If so, do not be alone in your feelings, let's talk about it.
01482 251689 View 01482 251689
Photo of Chris Allen, Psychotherapist in Rothwell, England
Chris Allen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF3
I'm Chris and I'm a counsellor, psychotherapist, and supervisor, and work with people who want to improve their lives and feel better. Has your life become unmanageable? Are you experiencing emotional overwhelm? Are you experiencing relationship problems, or do you feel alone with no one to share your difficulties with? Are you experiencing concerns such as bereavement or loss of a relationship? Have you experienced traumatic events? Have you experienced childhood abuse or neglect? Or, are you a victim of domestic violence? I have experience in helping people in the above and more. Therapy can completely change your life.
I'm Chris and I'm a counsellor, psychotherapist, and supervisor, and work with people who want to improve their lives and feel better. Has your life become unmanageable? Are you experiencing emotional overwhelm? Are you experiencing relationship problems, or do you feel alone with no one to share your difficulties with? Are you experiencing concerns such as bereavement or loss of a relationship? Have you experienced traumatic events? Have you experienced childhood abuse or neglect? Or, are you a victim of domestic violence? I have experience in helping people in the above and more. Therapy can completely change your life.
01226 790896 View 01226 790896
Photo of Kai Manchester, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Kai Manchester
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS10
Hello, I'm The Viking Therapist aka Kai. I'm an experienced, registered Integrative Counsellor & Supervisor. I adapt therapy to suit your individual needs. I provide a tailored, down to earth approach to therapy. The space is calming and confidential, located in the LS1 area of Leeds which benefits from 2 minutes walk from a park and 5 minutes walk from the train station. Offering good transport links and various parking options from on street parking outside the office to a multi storey car park just down the road. I work with wide range of client concerns and also specialise in anxiety disorders. Reach out to discuss your needs.
Hello, I'm The Viking Therapist aka Kai. I'm an experienced, registered Integrative Counsellor & Supervisor. I adapt therapy to suit your individual needs. I provide a tailored, down to earth approach to therapy. The space is calming and confidential, located in the LS1 area of Leeds which benefits from 2 minutes walk from a park and 5 minutes walk from the train station. Offering good transport links and various parking options from on street parking outside the office to a multi storey car park just down the road. I work with wide range of client concerns and also specialise in anxiety disorders. Reach out to discuss your needs.
01889 227317 View 01889 227317
Photo of Emma Coleman, Counsellor in Rothwell, England
Emma Coleman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS26
Clear the clouds for a brighter future. When life becomes challenging, we all need some support, someone who can be by our side, listen to us, be there. I can be that person for you. I am a qualified counsellor, working from a person centred approach. I believe that you have the ability to find the answers and be your best self. I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your feelings, and to help you navigate this difficult time in your life. I am a former primary school teacher, and have worked with people of all ages, with varying issues.
Clear the clouds for a brighter future. When life becomes challenging, we all need some support, someone who can be by our side, listen to us, be there. I can be that person for you. I am a qualified counsellor, working from a person centred approach. I believe that you have the ability to find the answers and be your best self. I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your feelings, and to help you navigate this difficult time in your life. I am a former primary school teacher, and have worked with people of all ages, with varying issues.
0113 519 0410 View 0113 519 0410
Photo of Amanda Bainbridge, Psychotherapist in Rothwell, England
Amanda Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS10
Does something need to change? Have you been feeling overwhelmed or frazzled? Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for yourself? Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating? Maybe memories from your past seem to be holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to confront them, in a safe environment with a professional. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
Does something need to change? Have you been feeling overwhelmed or frazzled? Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for yourself? Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating? Maybe memories from your past seem to be holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to confront them, in a safe environment with a professional. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rothwell

< 10

Counsellors in Rothwell who prioritize treating:

100% Trauma and PTSD
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Bereavement
75% Domestic Violence
75% Behavioural Issues
75% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in Rothwell see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Rothwell?

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.