Counselling in Sawbridgeworth

Photo of Jeanette Prever in Sawbridgeworth, England
Jeanette Prever
Sawbridgeworth CM21
Counselling is based on establishing a safe, trusting and non judgemental therapeutic relationship offering a regular time and place to be listened to, heard and understood and an opportunity to explore emotional difficulties. It is a way to facilitate choice, enable change, reduce confusion and discover ways of living more resourcefully, developing personal awareness and increasing self confidence. Counselling gives an opportunity to speak freely and confidentially about personal concerns, these may be work issues, stress and anxiety personal relationships, bereavement, separation, divorce, redundancy confusion or life changes.
Counselling is based on establishing a safe, trusting and non judgemental therapeutic relationship offering a regular time and place to be listened to, heard and understood and an opportunity to explore emotional difficulties. It is a way to facilitate choice, enable change, reduce confusion and discover ways of living more resourcefully, developing personal awareness and increasing self confidence. Counselling gives an opportunity to speak freely and confidentially about personal concerns, these may be work issues, stress and anxiety personal relationships, bereavement, separation, divorce, redundancy confusion or life changes.
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Amber Ingle
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
My name is Amber and I am a qualified and BABCP accredited CBT & ACT therapist offering therapy in Sawbridgeworth & remotely via Zoom and telephone. I can guide you in understanding your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a way you may not have considered before. This can create a space for you to make a positive change and to develop coping strategies for a better life. I thrive on providing personalised care so I will place great importance on growing the relationship between you and I.
My name is Amber and I am a qualified and BABCP accredited CBT & ACT therapist offering therapy in Sawbridgeworth & remotely via Zoom and telephone. I can guide you in understanding your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a way you may not have considered before. This can create a space for you to make a positive change and to develop coping strategies for a better life. I thrive on providing personalised care so I will place great importance on growing the relationship between you and I.
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Katie Watts
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
Not accepting new clients
If you’re struggling and feel you are in need of support then it’s knowing who you can turn to for support and seek the answers you’re after. Why not consider counselling, it can help with issues from anxiety to self-harm. Counselling can offer you an opportunity to understand why you may feel that way, help your mindset change and allow you to grow and flourish as best as you want to. Children and young people want to feel as "normal" as possible and to not feel like the outsider who may be struggling. The end result is for them to own who they are. And this is possible if you want to give counselling a go if you're aged 11-18.
If you’re struggling and feel you are in need of support then it’s knowing who you can turn to for support and seek the answers you’re after. Why not consider counselling, it can help with issues from anxiety to self-harm. Counselling can offer you an opportunity to understand why you may feel that way, help your mindset change and allow you to grow and flourish as best as you want to. Children and young people want to feel as "normal" as possible and to not feel like the outsider who may be struggling. The end result is for them to own who they are. And this is possible if you want to give counselling a go if you're aged 11-18.
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Joanne Feld
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
I work with individuals and with groups, offering a 'safe' environment, one which is welcoming, respectful, warm, accepting and non-judgemental. So often in current times, it can feel as if we are 'functions' as opposed to feeling, thinking human beings so it is important to me that you are able to be and feel heard and valued. I offer both talking and person-centred art therapies, in individual or group settings. I also offer integrative clinical supervision. Mindfulness tuition is also available. Both daytime and evening appointments are available.
I work with individuals and with groups, offering a 'safe' environment, one which is welcoming, respectful, warm, accepting and non-judgemental. So often in current times, it can feel as if we are 'functions' as opposed to feeling, thinking human beings so it is important to me that you are able to be and feel heard and valued. I offer both talking and person-centred art therapies, in individual or group settings. I also offer integrative clinical supervision. Mindfulness tuition is also available. Both daytime and evening appointments are available.
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Photo of Alison Hedger, Counsellor in Sawbridgeworth, England
Alison Hedger
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
If you are at a point in life where you feel stuck or at a point of crisis, and it's preventing your ability to enjoy things as you have normally, you may be needing some extra help to find a way forward. Or if one or more of your relationships with others is becoming difficult, and you don't know why, then this can indicate you are struggling. If your inner world is feeling desperate or muddled and too difficult to manage alone, then counselling can be a positive step in trying to change that. To sit and explore your story and feelings with someone can be powerful in unblocking difficult feelings and to understand what you need.
If you are at a point in life where you feel stuck or at a point of crisis, and it's preventing your ability to enjoy things as you have normally, you may be needing some extra help to find a way forward. Or if one or more of your relationships with others is becoming difficult, and you don't know why, then this can indicate you are struggling. If your inner world is feeling desperate or muddled and too difficult to manage alone, then counselling can be a positive step in trying to change that. To sit and explore your story and feelings with someone can be powerful in unblocking difficult feelings and to understand what you need.
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Berenice Brown
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and not sure what to do or who to trust or turn to? maybe counselling could help. Hello, my name is Berenice and I have experience working with and supporting clients with a range of life challenges, and I am here to help you. I know that seeking help can be daunting, which can evoke strong feelings of fear, sadness or even anticipation. Sometimes life can be overwhelming, stressful and feel complicated.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and not sure what to do or who to trust or turn to? maybe counselling could help. Hello, my name is Berenice and I have experience working with and supporting clients with a range of life challenges, and I am here to help you. I know that seeking help can be daunting, which can evoke strong feelings of fear, sadness or even anticipation. Sometimes life can be overwhelming, stressful and feel complicated.
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Photo of Katy Bradbury, Counsellor in Sawbridgeworth, England
Katy Bradbury
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
I provide therapy for individuals, couples or family groups. I am experienced at dealing with a range of client issues and can work with several models of counselling to suit your specific needs. I have particular experience in working with anxiety, depression, addiction, childhood abuse, trauma and relationship issues. I am happy to help you to deal with anything you are going through and have worked with a wide variety of clients.
I provide therapy for individuals, couples or family groups. I am experienced at dealing with a range of client issues and can work with several models of counselling to suit your specific needs. I have particular experience in working with anxiety, depression, addiction, childhood abuse, trauma and relationship issues. I am happy to help you to deal with anything you are going through and have worked with a wide variety of clients.
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counselling with melissa
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
I am able to offer a friendly, non judgemental space to allow us to work together to explore areas that you are finding challenging. I understand that taking the first step can be difficult but can also be the first step to making the changes you want to allow you to move forward.
I am able to offer a friendly, non judgemental space to allow us to work together to explore areas that you are finding challenging. I understand that taking the first step can be difficult but can also be the first step to making the changes you want to allow you to move forward.
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Photo of Richie Taylor, Counsellor in Sawbridgeworth, England
Richie Taylor
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
My belief is that getting better through positive change and understanding is the aim of good therapy. Being able to share and process your inner thinking and emotional problems with a non judgemental person is key to recovery. My job as your counsellor is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore, work through and understand your inner issues.
My belief is that getting better through positive change and understanding is the aim of good therapy. Being able to share and process your inner thinking and emotional problems with a non judgemental person is key to recovery. My job as your counsellor is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore, work through and understand your inner issues.
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Photo of Herts and Essex Psychotherapy and Counselling, Psychotherapist in Sawbridgeworth, England
Herts and Essex Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
Trauma and related issues are at the heart of a lot of the work I do with most clients. Whether that be Racial Trauma, or the impacts of living in our patriarchal, capitalist, oppressive, ableist, queerphobic society on other marginalised communities. It might be related to a client's experience of abuse (recent or historical), loss, or attachment issues. Or it could show up as the manifestation of unprocessed trauma by way of addiction, or family, parenting or interpersonal relationship issues, for example. Whatever you're holding, my aim is to provide a safe and healing space to help you both unburden and process.
Trauma and related issues are at the heart of a lot of the work I do with most clients. Whether that be Racial Trauma, or the impacts of living in our patriarchal, capitalist, oppressive, ableist, queerphobic society on other marginalised communities. It might be related to a client's experience of abuse (recent or historical), loss, or attachment issues. Or it could show up as the manifestation of unprocessed trauma by way of addiction, or family, parenting or interpersonal relationship issues, for example. Whatever you're holding, my aim is to provide a safe and healing space to help you both unburden and process.
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Photo of NTY Counselling, Counsellor in Sawbridgeworth, England
NTY Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
Hello, I'm Nichola and I currently work with adults online on the telephone and face to face where I offer short and long-term therapy. I have worked and volunteered in the charity sector for over ten years where the majority of my work has been focused on supporting the unpaid carer throughout their individual caring journey. As an integrative counsellor I believe that a combination of different counselling approaches and theories can offer an environment for the facilitation of growth. I believe in working collaboratively with you where I will tailor my approach to suit your specific needs within our therapeutic session together.
Hello, I'm Nichola and I currently work with adults online on the telephone and face to face where I offer short and long-term therapy. I have worked and volunteered in the charity sector for over ten years where the majority of my work has been focused on supporting the unpaid carer throughout their individual caring journey. As an integrative counsellor I believe that a combination of different counselling approaches and theories can offer an environment for the facilitation of growth. I believe in working collaboratively with you where I will tailor my approach to suit your specific needs within our therapeutic session together.
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Photo of Anthony Welsh, Counsellor in Sawbridgeworth, England
Anthony Welsh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
Hello there, and welcome to my profile. My name is Anthony, and my goal is simple - to help you take back control, when it comes to your own mental health. So, if you seek the presence of empathy and a deep understanding, alongside a genuine manner that will never judge, feel free to get in touch (I also have an interest in working with the business and education sectors).
Hello there, and welcome to my profile. My name is Anthony, and my goal is simple - to help you take back control, when it comes to your own mental health. So, if you seek the presence of empathy and a deep understanding, alongside a genuine manner that will never judge, feel free to get in touch (I also have an interest in working with the business and education sectors).
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Photo of Phoebe Emma Plant, Psychotherapist in Sawbridgeworth, England
Phoebe Emma Plant
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
My name is Phoebe, I am a HCPC-registered Art Psychotherapist based in Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, offering in-person, telephone and online appointments. I trained as an Art Psychotherapist and am innately passionate about my profession as a result of my own experiences in Psychotherapy. I personally understand the feelings that arise as a client, and this allows me to be the empathic and compassionate Psychotherapist that, you as a client, need and deserve. I believe that absolutely everyone has the right to have to someone talk to, to be heard and to have a place where they won't be judged. You will find this in my practice.
My name is Phoebe, I am a HCPC-registered Art Psychotherapist based in Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, offering in-person, telephone and online appointments. I trained as an Art Psychotherapist and am innately passionate about my profession as a result of my own experiences in Psychotherapy. I personally understand the feelings that arise as a client, and this allows me to be the empathic and compassionate Psychotherapist that, you as a client, need and deserve. I believe that absolutely everyone has the right to have to someone talk to, to be heard and to have a place where they won't be judged. You will find this in my practice.
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Photo of Sarah Bracey, Psychotherapist in Sawbridgeworth, England
Sarah Bracey
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
At times we all need support to explore aspects of our life that have become difficult or confusing. I provide a warm and non-judgmental approach to therapy, providing a contained and confidential space for supported self-exploration of thoughts and feelings. Starting therapy can often feel difficult in itself and for this reason I offer a range of warm-up activities, grounding techniques, along with personal choice. My training and experience has been with group work and 1-to-1 therapy sessions for children, adults and families, this includes neurodiversity. I work with art therapy students whom the fee is £55.
At times we all need support to explore aspects of our life that have become difficult or confusing. I provide a warm and non-judgmental approach to therapy, providing a contained and confidential space for supported self-exploration of thoughts and feelings. Starting therapy can often feel difficult in itself and for this reason I offer a range of warm-up activities, grounding techniques, along with personal choice. My training and experience has been with group work and 1-to-1 therapy sessions for children, adults and families, this includes neurodiversity. I work with art therapy students whom the fee is £55.
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Photo of Emma Catherine Coyle, Psychotherapist in Sawbridgeworth, England
Emma Catherine Coyle
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
I aim to instil an overall sense of mental wellbeing and health; to help clients work through past traumas by showing them a different, more positive way of understanding them; and to free individuals from long held anxieties so they can maintain better relationships and live a happier life. Alongside Private Practice, I work for the NHS as the Health and Wellbeing Practitioner at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, offering onsite counselling to staff members. Prior to re-training as a Counsellor, I worked for 14 years in the Financial Sector and so have plenty of knowledge and understanding of the Corporate world.
I aim to instil an overall sense of mental wellbeing and health; to help clients work through past traumas by showing them a different, more positive way of understanding them; and to free individuals from long held anxieties so they can maintain better relationships and live a happier life. Alongside Private Practice, I work for the NHS as the Health and Wellbeing Practitioner at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, offering onsite counselling to staff members. Prior to re-training as a Counsellor, I worked for 14 years in the Financial Sector and so have plenty of knowledge and understanding of the Corporate world.
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Photo of Dawn Hosmer Mbacp, Counsellor in Sawbridgeworth, England
Dawn Hosmer Mbacp
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
I am a qualified counsellor in Bishop's Stortford and Ongar, delivering counselling services face-to-face or online throughout the UK. Help starts with a conversation. People seek counselling to help them deal with the ups and downs of life. Maybe you've found yourself here because you feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed - or due to an unexpected life event. Having experience working with complex issues and challenging situations, I understand how difficult life can be. I, too, have had many life challenges that brought me into this profession and gave me the passion to help others.
I am a qualified counsellor in Bishop's Stortford and Ongar, delivering counselling services face-to-face or online throughout the UK. Help starts with a conversation. People seek counselling to help them deal with the ups and downs of life. Maybe you've found yourself here because you feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed - or due to an unexpected life event. Having experience working with complex issues and challenging situations, I understand how difficult life can be. I, too, have had many life challenges that brought me into this profession and gave me the passion to help others.
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Photo of Paul Moulder, Counsellor in Sawbridgeworth, England
Paul Moulder
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
Are you constantly overwhelmed by anxiety, making it difficult to enjoy the simplest moments of your day? Is your mind consumed by worries, robbing you of peace and sleep? At Lifeboat Private Counselling Practice, we understand the toll anxiety can take on your mental and emotional well-being, and we are here to guide you towards a life of tranquility and empowerment.
Are you constantly overwhelmed by anxiety, making it difficult to enjoy the simplest moments of your day? Is your mind consumed by worries, robbing you of peace and sleep? At Lifeboat Private Counselling Practice, we understand the toll anxiety can take on your mental and emotional well-being, and we are here to guide you towards a life of tranquility and empowerment.
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Photo of Nick Vinyard, Counsellor in Sawbridgeworth, England
Nick Vinyard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sawbridgeworth CM21
Are you struggling with issues related to addiction, anxiety or depression ? Finding it hard to cope with major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to deal with life’s challenges. I’m a qualified counsellor working in the Bishop Stortford area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Contact me using the email form, calling or messaging. If leaving a voicemail you do not need to leave a detailed message – just your name, contact details and an idea of your interest in counselling. If you would like me to call you, let me know what times work.
Are you struggling with issues related to addiction, anxiety or depression ? Finding it hard to cope with major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to deal with life’s challenges. I’m a qualified counsellor working in the Bishop Stortford area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Contact me using the email form, calling or messaging. If leaving a voicemail you do not need to leave a detailed message – just your name, contact details and an idea of your interest in counselling. If you would like me to call you, let me know what times work.
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Photo of Chris Stephen Donovan, Counsellor in Sawbridgeworth, England
Chris Stephen Donovan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sawbridgeworth CM21
I am a highly qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with adults, adolescents and children from the age of 5. My approach, though rooted in psychodynamic practice, can be adapted to suit your personal requirements. As a Psychodynamic Counsellor, I work with you to bring understanding to your current day anxieties, fears and beliefs. I explore your unconscious internal belief structures and try to help you make links between these and your current-day feelings and any reoccurring patterns in your life.
I am a highly qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with adults, adolescents and children from the age of 5. My approach, though rooted in psychodynamic practice, can be adapted to suit your personal requirements. As a Psychodynamic Counsellor, I work with you to bring understanding to your current day anxieties, fears and beliefs. I explore your unconscious internal belief structures and try to help you make links between these and your current-day feelings and any reoccurring patterns in your life.
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Photo of Gosia Millward, Psychotherapist in Sawbridgeworth, England
Gosia Millward
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified
Sawbridgeworth CM21
Seeking therapy is a sign of courage in the depths of conflict. Currently, you may be troubled or overwhelmed, not knowing what is happening either within you, your partner or communicatively between your couple. To be understood and appreciated while conveying the same qualities to another person is an essential component of any satisfying relationship, but it is one that takes an emotional commitment from those involved in finding a resolution. The question I often ask my clients is, "Can you bear the difference of the other, or even tolerate the possibility that they may have a different perspective to the one in your mind?"
Seeking therapy is a sign of courage in the depths of conflict. Currently, you may be troubled or overwhelmed, not knowing what is happening either within you, your partner or communicatively between your couple. To be understood and appreciated while conveying the same qualities to another person is an essential component of any satisfying relationship, but it is one that takes an emotional commitment from those involved in finding a resolution. The question I often ask my clients is, "Can you bear the difference of the other, or even tolerate the possibility that they may have a different perspective to the one in your mind?"
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sawbridgeworth

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Sawbridgeworth who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aviva
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in Sawbridgeworth see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sawbridgeworth?

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.