Counselling in Rowberrow

Photo of Elizabeth Rose Howis, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Elizabeth Rose Howis
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rowberrow BS25
Hello, I'm Lizzie. Welcome to my profile. I'll create a safe, relaxed space where you feel comfortable to explore whatever's going on for you without fear of any judgement. My style is informal, relational, warm, and open. It may be one or many things that have brought you here today, but whatever it is that you’re wanting to work on, I am here to support and empower you.
Hello, I'm Lizzie. Welcome to my profile. I'll create a safe, relaxed space where you feel comfortable to explore whatever's going on for you without fear of any judgement. My style is informal, relational, warm, and open. It may be one or many things that have brought you here today, but whatever it is that you’re wanting to work on, I am here to support and empower you.
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Phoenix Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
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Photo of Clare Atyeo, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Clare Atyeo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, isolation, bereavement, trauma/PTSD, identity/life goals and relationship issues, to name but a few. I have experience working and living with people who identify as neurodivergent for example those on the Autism Spectrum or with ADHD. I work online on a Wednesday, and face to face or online on a Thursday and Friday. My offices are accessible with lift facilities and free parking, within 5 minutes of Junction 21 of the M5.
I work with adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, isolation, bereavement, trauma/PTSD, identity/life goals and relationship issues, to name but a few. I have experience working and living with people who identify as neurodivergent for example those on the Autism Spectrum or with ADHD. I work online on a Wednesday, and face to face or online on a Thursday and Friday. My offices are accessible with lift facilities and free parking, within 5 minutes of Junction 21 of the M5.
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Photo of Ana Garcia, Psychotherapist in Rowberrow, England
Ana Garcia
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Ana, an accredited CBT Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I have worked in mental health for almost two decades. Are you feeling stuck, lost or finding things difficult to manage? This may include struggling with waiting lists for support or guidance around Autism and/or ADHD? Are you unsure on what direction to go next or what choices to make? I would encourage you to reach out and get in touch with me. I work with a range of mental health difficulties, and I will work with you to help adapt our work to focus on your own individual needs and experiences, supporting you to achieve your goals.
Hi I’m Ana, an accredited CBT Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I have worked in mental health for almost two decades. Are you feeling stuck, lost or finding things difficult to manage? This may include struggling with waiting lists for support or guidance around Autism and/or ADHD? Are you unsure on what direction to go next or what choices to make? I would encourage you to reach out and get in touch with me. I work with a range of mental health difficulties, and I will work with you to help adapt our work to focus on your own individual needs and experiences, supporting you to achieve your goals.
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Photo of Karen King-Harris, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Karen King-Harris
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wedmore BS28
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
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Photo of Pauline Beasty, Psychologist in Rowberrow, England
Pauline Beasty
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Paula has 2 decades of clinical experience, with 15 years in private practice in Australia where she gained qualifications as a Psychologist, including a Masters in Family Therapy from the University of Western Sydney. She is accredited as a trained supervisor by the Australian Psychological Society Institute and has provided clinical supervision and support to other therapists, including psychologists working in regional and remote Australia. Prior to embarking in private practice Paula worked as the Program Manager of the Alcohol and other drugs program at Sydney Private Clinic, and a Counsellor and Trainer of other counsellors.
Paula has 2 decades of clinical experience, with 15 years in private practice in Australia where she gained qualifications as a Psychologist, including a Masters in Family Therapy from the University of Western Sydney. She is accredited as a trained supervisor by the Australian Psychological Society Institute and has provided clinical supervision and support to other therapists, including psychologists working in regional and remote Australia. Prior to embarking in private practice Paula worked as the Program Manager of the Alcohol and other drugs program at Sydney Private Clinic, and a Counsellor and Trainer of other counsellors.
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Photo of Emily Hall, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Emily Hall
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Tickenham BS21
Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected, and yet throughout life there can be times when we face challenges, struggles, or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings. I offer a calm, welcoming, and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement, and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we can work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected, and yet throughout life there can be times when we face challenges, struggles, or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings. I offer a calm, welcoming, and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement, and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we can work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
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Photo of Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
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Photo of Molly Tonks, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Molly Tonks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Molly a licensed counsellor dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve personal growth. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I hope to provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions, develop coping strategies, and work towards positive change.
Hi there! I'm Molly a licensed counsellor dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve personal growth. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I hope to provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions, develop coping strategies, and work towards positive change.
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Photo of Clare Kingsbury, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Clare Kingsbury
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Not accepting new clients
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
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Photo of Samantha Swallow, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Samantha Swallow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wedmore BS28
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
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Photo of New Lanes Counselling, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
New Lanes Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Have you decided it’s time to change and you’re looking for someone to talk to who is going to listen without judgement? I have many years experience working successfully with clients who were struggling to unravel their thoughts and feelings. I offer a safe and confidential space to clarify and validate your thoughts and work towards achieving your goals. Attending therapy can enable you to better understand yourself and although starting therapy can be daunting for many, I recognise everyone’s individuality and offer compassion and empathy at all times.
Have you decided it’s time to change and you’re looking for someone to talk to who is going to listen without judgement? I have many years experience working successfully with clients who were struggling to unravel their thoughts and feelings. I offer a safe and confidential space to clarify and validate your thoughts and work towards achieving your goals. Attending therapy can enable you to better understand yourself and although starting therapy can be daunting for many, I recognise everyone’s individuality and offer compassion and empathy at all times.
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Photo of Nicola Perry, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Nicola Perry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hi and welcome, I work with individuals and couples. I offer clinical supervision, workshops to counsellors, psychotherapists and as well as organisations. My previous clients have said I have an easy going and insightful approach . Whilst I don't claim to have all the answers what I do have is experience helping people have a greater understanding themselves and supporting them to create a positive way forward.
Hi and welcome, I work with individuals and couples. I offer clinical supervision, workshops to counsellors, psychotherapists and as well as organisations. My previous clients have said I have an easy going and insightful approach . Whilst I don't claim to have all the answers what I do have is experience helping people have a greater understanding themselves and supporting them to create a positive way forward.
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Photo of Marc Le Galle, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Marc Le Galle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Axbridge BS26
Hi I'm Marc and I have a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Engaging in counselling is an act of courage and can be a rewarding and healing experience. I believe that every one of us has the capacity to change and become the best they can be. Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences.
Hi I'm Marc and I have a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Engaging in counselling is an act of courage and can be a rewarding and healing experience. I believe that every one of us has the capacity to change and become the best they can be. Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences.
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Photo of Annalisa Barnes, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Annalisa Barnes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hi, I am Annalisa and welcome to my profile. I provide a welcome, safe and confidential environment in which you can express your emotions and thoughts without being judged. I work with a wide range of clients with issues regarding, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, addiction, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, abuse, anger management, bereavement, loss, relationships, trauma and many more.  I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress.
Hi, I am Annalisa and welcome to my profile. I provide a welcome, safe and confidential environment in which you can express your emotions and thoughts without being judged. I work with a wide range of clients with issues regarding, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, addiction, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, abuse, anger management, bereavement, loss, relationships, trauma and many more.  I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress.
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Photo of Robert McCracken, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Robert McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS23
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
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Photo of Dr Lorna Stewart, Psychologist in Rowberrow, England
Dr Lorna Stewart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
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Photo of Cath Davis, Counsellor in Rowberrow, England
Cath Davis
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bleadon BS24
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
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Photo of Richard Lewis, Psychotherapist in Rowberrow, England
Richard Lewis
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23
You may feel something is “off” or even unreal in the way you experience your interpersonal relationships, or in the way the world responds to you. You may be looking for relief from distressing thoughts or worries. You may be at a crossroads and unsure of your next steps. You may be looking to understand or heal from something that happened to you and the effects it had.
You may feel something is “off” or even unreal in the way you experience your interpersonal relationships, or in the way the world responds to you. You may be looking for relief from distressing thoughts or worries. You may be at a crossroads and unsure of your next steps. You may be looking to understand or heal from something that happened to you and the effects it had.
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Photo of Lara Just, Psychotherapist in Rowberrow, England
Lara Just
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
Do you sometimes feel lost or unsure about what your purpose is? Why you are here? Why life has happened as it did so far? Are you struggling to get through a tough life transition, loss or grief? Are you at times not sure what you have to offer to the world; what you are meant to do or what you really want? Do you find it difficult to trust others or are wondering how to improve your relationships with others? I offer a safe, unbiased space to talk that is removed from your direct family and friends. This freedom to speak openly can be helpful when trying to talk through tricky and uncomfortable feelings.
Do you sometimes feel lost or unsure about what your purpose is? Why you are here? Why life has happened as it did so far? Are you struggling to get through a tough life transition, loss or grief? Are you at times not sure what you have to offer to the world; what you are meant to do or what you really want? Do you find it difficult to trust others or are wondering how to improve your relationships with others? I offer a safe, unbiased space to talk that is removed from your direct family and friends. This freedom to speak openly can be helpful when trying to talk through tricky and uncomfortable feelings.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rowberrow

< 10

Counsellors in Rowberrow who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Eating Disorders
100% Bereavement

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Rowberrow see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Rowberrow?

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.