Counselling in Scarborough

Photo of Luke Evans, Psychotherapist in Scarborough, England
Luke Evans
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Scarborough YO11
Do you find yourself caught in repetitive patterns that hinder your relationships and personal growth? Are you struggling to assert your autonomy and meet your own needs? You're not alone, and there's a path forward for you. Relational psychotherapy can be a great place to explore your struggles and needs. Together, we'll work towards uncovering the version of yourself that nurtures your growth.
Do you find yourself caught in repetitive patterns that hinder your relationships and personal growth? Are you struggling to assert your autonomy and meet your own needs? You're not alone, and there's a path forward for you. Relational psychotherapy can be a great place to explore your struggles and needs. Together, we'll work towards uncovering the version of yourself that nurtures your growth.
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Chris Major
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
Scarborough YO12
Not accepting new clients
Counselling is an opportunity to be heard, to share with a trained person some of the difficulties that you encounter and to be supported to make positive changes to your life. I work in a respectful, empathic, understanding and compassionate way, providing a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. By reflecting on these experiences you can learn new ways of doing things and progress past what you feel is holding you back or causing you difficulty. I currently work from a comfortable and private space that is used solely for client sessions, online via video call or outdoors.
Counselling is an opportunity to be heard, to share with a trained person some of the difficulties that you encounter and to be supported to make positive changes to your life. I work in a respectful, empathic, understanding and compassionate way, providing a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. By reflecting on these experiences you can learn new ways of doing things and progress past what you feel is holding you back or causing you difficulty. I currently work from a comfortable and private space that is used solely for client sessions, online via video call or outdoors.
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Cheryl Cullen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Scarborough YO11
We had no choice in the family we were raised in, so as adults, we continue acting from the same script we did as children. There are many reasons why you may be considering counselling and I offer a safe space in which you can explore who you are and what may be holding you in a place you feel stuck.
We had no choice in the family we were raised in, so as adults, we continue acting from the same script we did as children. There are many reasons why you may be considering counselling and I offer a safe space in which you can explore who you are and what may be holding you in a place you feel stuck.
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Carolyn Knaggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Scarborough YO11
The aim of sessions is to work towards an understanding of the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make. During sessions, you will be the focus of our attentions and I will value you without judgement, as a unique person, an equal. Having been in counselling myself, I have an understanding of the process. It can be a daunting prospect, and I will support you in that journey. I have listed many specialities and whilst I do have experience of working with them, I believe there is more to you than a "diagnosis" or an "issue" so the focus is on you the whole person, and whatever you choose to bring. NOTE - OVER 18'S ONLY
The aim of sessions is to work towards an understanding of the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make. During sessions, you will be the focus of our attentions and I will value you without judgement, as a unique person, an equal. Having been in counselling myself, I have an understanding of the process. It can be a daunting prospect, and I will support you in that journey. I have listed many specialities and whilst I do have experience of working with them, I believe there is more to you than a "diagnosis" or an "issue" so the focus is on you the whole person, and whatever you choose to bring. NOTE - OVER 18'S ONLY
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Photo of Eleanor Jane Lawlor, Counsellor in Scarborough, England
Eleanor Jane Lawlor
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough YO12
Are you looking for affordable mental health support for yourself or someone you care about? I am a Relational Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in advanced training at Scarborough Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute, in my 4th year of training. I have been practising as a trainee counsellor since 2021 building supportive working relationships with clients, assisting them on their journeys through many different challenges and towards various ever-evolving personal goals. I hope always to offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore whatever feels important for you to share.
Are you looking for affordable mental health support for yourself or someone you care about? I am a Relational Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in advanced training at Scarborough Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute, in my 4th year of training. I have been practising as a trainee counsellor since 2021 building supportive working relationships with clients, assisting them on their journeys through many different challenges and towards various ever-evolving personal goals. I hope always to offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore whatever feels important for you to share.
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Ellie Johnston
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough YO13
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapist. I am fully insured and undertake regular clinical supervision. As a counsellor I have worked at length with individuals with anxiety issues, low mood and depression. I have worked extensively with children and young people in challenging environments, finding ways to overcome difficulties with family life, removing barriers to education and goal setting.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapist. I am fully insured and undertake regular clinical supervision. As a counsellor I have worked at length with individuals with anxiety issues, low mood and depression. I have worked extensively with children and young people in challenging environments, finding ways to overcome difficulties with family life, removing barriers to education and goal setting.
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Photo of Louise Daniels, Counsellor in Scarborough, England
Louise Daniels
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified
4 Endorsed
Scarborough YO11
I am a therapist/ psychotherapeutic counsellor at the end of advanced training, based in Scarborough. I have extensive experience of working with a range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, neurodivergence, grief/ bereavement, addiction and self-harm. I currently work with adult clients (18+) on a one-to-one basis, either in person from an office in Southcliff or via Skype.
I am a therapist/ psychotherapeutic counsellor at the end of advanced training, based in Scarborough. I have extensive experience of working with a range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, neurodivergence, grief/ bereavement, addiction and self-harm. I currently work with adult clients (18+) on a one-to-one basis, either in person from an office in Southcliff or via Skype.
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Photo of Andrew Casselton, Psychotherapist in Scarborough, England
Andrew Casselton
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough YO11
Hello, I'm Andrew a warm, compassionate Relational Integrative Psychotherapist based in North Yorkshire. Are you feeling listless, or perhaps live with anxiety or worry? Do you struggle to focus or have a feeling of being ‘elsewhere’? Do you suspect you might be addicted to work, food, social media, alcohol, legal or illegal drugs? I have lived experience of overcoming large life challenges and I can relate to what you bring to our sessions. I'll be right by your side as we move forward towards your greater sense of all you can be.
Hello, I'm Andrew a warm, compassionate Relational Integrative Psychotherapist based in North Yorkshire. Are you feeling listless, or perhaps live with anxiety or worry? Do you struggle to focus or have a feeling of being ‘elsewhere’? Do you suspect you might be addicted to work, food, social media, alcohol, legal or illegal drugs? I have lived experience of overcoming large life challenges and I can relate to what you bring to our sessions. I'll be right by your side as we move forward towards your greater sense of all you can be.
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Photo of Sheron Veail, Counsellor in Scarborough, England
Sheron Veail
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Scarborough YO11
Sometimes we all need a little help, juggling the pressures responsibilities of work, families and relationships. Are you looking for someone to help you understand your anxiety or depression. I work as a Person Centred Counsellor/Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I work with depression, bereavement, general anxiety disorder (GAD) relationship issues, children (bullying/self-harm) and anxiety. Counselling can help alleviate some of the most distressing symptoms that people feel and allow you to see things from a different perspective. Therapy can help start this process of developing insight and self-awareness about your situation.
Sometimes we all need a little help, juggling the pressures responsibilities of work, families and relationships. Are you looking for someone to help you understand your anxiety or depression. I work as a Person Centred Counsellor/Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I work with depression, bereavement, general anxiety disorder (GAD) relationship issues, children (bullying/self-harm) and anxiety. Counselling can help alleviate some of the most distressing symptoms that people feel and allow you to see things from a different perspective. Therapy can help start this process of developing insight and self-awareness about your situation.
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Photo of Contentment Counselling & Well-Being Service, Counsellor in Scarborough, England
Contentment Counselling & Well-Being Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough YO12
We face many challenges and this is perfectly normal, it happens to us all at some point. We seek counselling for a variety of reasons whether that being a relationship breakdown, mourning of a family member, depression, anxiety or just because we need someone to talk to. Counselling enables us to explore our thought feelings and emotions.
We face many challenges and this is perfectly normal, it happens to us all at some point. We seek counselling for a variety of reasons whether that being a relationship breakdown, mourning of a family member, depression, anxiety or just because we need someone to talk to. Counselling enables us to explore our thought feelings and emotions.
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Photo of Moira Stewart Cooper, Counsellor in Scarborough, England
Moira Stewart Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Scarborough YO11
People visit a cousellor in order to feel better about themselves and their lives. I believe it is essential to be able to relate to my client before I can contribute in any way to their well-being. By taking a Humanistic approach and developing an understanding relationship with you I allow you to vent your feelings in order for healing to begin. I can help you in areas such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem as well as being a valuable resource for self- awareness and development. In a safe and warm environment I work with you to facilitate the changes you seek.
People visit a cousellor in order to feel better about themselves and their lives. I believe it is essential to be able to relate to my client before I can contribute in any way to their well-being. By taking a Humanistic approach and developing an understanding relationship with you I allow you to vent your feelings in order for healing to begin. I can help you in areas such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem as well as being a valuable resource for self- awareness and development. In a safe and warm environment I work with you to facilitate the changes you seek.
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Photo of Ruth Hill Counselling, Counsellor in Scarborough, England
Ruth Hill Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Scarborough YO12  (Online Only)
All are welcome, however I have particular experience in working with young adults, and those experiencing change as a result of significant life shift (bereavement, a new job, leaving home, the end of a relationship), and how that relates to new identities, confidence, autonomy and relationships . I see our minds and emotions as deeply connected to our bodies, our environments and our lived experiences, and bring a whole life attitude to my counselling work. ​I am LGBTQIA+ friendly, and experienced with neurodivergence.
All are welcome, however I have particular experience in working with young adults, and those experiencing change as a result of significant life shift (bereavement, a new job, leaving home, the end of a relationship), and how that relates to new identities, confidence, autonomy and relationships . I see our minds and emotions as deeply connected to our bodies, our environments and our lived experiences, and bring a whole life attitude to my counselling work. ​I am LGBTQIA+ friendly, and experienced with neurodivergence.
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Counselling by Jane & Animal Assisted Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Scarborough YO11
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor. By talking & exploring your thoughts & feelings, you will discover underlying issues and discover strategies and new ways to cope & manage better. Therapy will help you gain a true sense of self & discover your potential. Any negative experiences or self-doubts you have, we will work through together so you overcome & find a more positive direction. Therapy will empower you to take control of your life. Therapy pets are available to sit with you throughout your sessions. I’m trained in Rewind Therapy for trauma. I hold a Certificate & Diploma in Supervision should any therapists require support.
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor. By talking & exploring your thoughts & feelings, you will discover underlying issues and discover strategies and new ways to cope & manage better. Therapy will help you gain a true sense of self & discover your potential. Any negative experiences or self-doubts you have, we will work through together so you overcome & find a more positive direction. Therapy will empower you to take control of your life. Therapy pets are available to sit with you throughout your sessions. I’m trained in Rewind Therapy for trauma. I hold a Certificate & Diploma in Supervision should any therapists require support.
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Photo of Calm Space, Counsellor in Scarborough, England
Calm Space
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough YO12
Hi, my name is Roy Yelverton, welcome to Calm Space, where I aim to provide a safe, secure, and Calm environment for my clients. Quite often people come for counselling and say they don't know where to start, and there is no wrong or right, absolutely no expectations from me as a counsellor, my role as a person-centred therapist is to work with the person, not the issue. I will encourage clients to be open and honest from the start, and I will let the session go wherever it needs to go. It is client-lead, and my role is to provide a safe space to support my clients in whatever issues they need to explore.
Hi, my name is Roy Yelverton, welcome to Calm Space, where I aim to provide a safe, secure, and Calm environment for my clients. Quite often people come for counselling and say they don't know where to start, and there is no wrong or right, absolutely no expectations from me as a counsellor, my role as a person-centred therapist is to work with the person, not the issue. I will encourage clients to be open and honest from the start, and I will let the session go wherever it needs to go. It is client-lead, and my role is to provide a safe space to support my clients in whatever issues they need to explore.
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Photo of Simon Baverstock, Psychotherapist in Scarborough, England
Simon Baverstock
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Scarborough YO11
I'm an integrative relational psychotherapist and I use my experience of talking and relating to you in sessions to understand your way of being in the world, how you make sense of it and how you relate to others. Your journey is unique. Every time I've been listened to and understood I've come away feeling cared for and valued with a new sense of worth. I've learned that change is inevitable and that how I care for myself in the present affects my future.
I'm an integrative relational psychotherapist and I use my experience of talking and relating to you in sessions to understand your way of being in the world, how you make sense of it and how you relate to others. Your journey is unique. Every time I've been listened to and understood I've come away feeling cared for and valued with a new sense of worth. I've learned that change is inevitable and that how I care for myself in the present affects my future.
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Photo of Melisa Adams, Psychotherapist in Scarborough, England
Melisa Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Scarborough YO11  (Online Only)
We are told how important exercise is for our physical well-being, your mental health is no different. Mental health and physical health are interconnected. Stress, anxiety, and depression can manifest as physical symptoms. So, maintaining good mental health can positively influence physical health. Therapy changes lives and for that reason, if you are unhappy, stressed, and not sure what to do, you need to remember that life is short, and you deserve to live the life you want. Put yourself first and do what makes you happy! I will help you become your own therapist, providing you with healthy tools and support tailored for you.
We are told how important exercise is for our physical well-being, your mental health is no different. Mental health and physical health are interconnected. Stress, anxiety, and depression can manifest as physical symptoms. So, maintaining good mental health can positively influence physical health. Therapy changes lives and for that reason, if you are unhappy, stressed, and not sure what to do, you need to remember that life is short, and you deserve to live the life you want. Put yourself first and do what makes you happy! I will help you become your own therapist, providing you with healthy tools and support tailored for you.
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Photo of David Havelock, Psychotherapist in Scarborough, England
David Havelock
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough YO12
Coming to therapy can be a difficult decision to make. When we are having difficulty in our lives our thinking can become unclear or unhelpful and we do things that we think might help in the short term, but can perhaps have a negative effect in the long term. This can result in becoming trapped in unhealthy cycles where you may also be experiencing unpleasant emotions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help to unravel the complex human thoughts and emotions that sometimes contribute to being less than at our best, and find new ways of thinking and being to move forward.
Coming to therapy can be a difficult decision to make. When we are having difficulty in our lives our thinking can become unclear or unhelpful and we do things that we think might help in the short term, but can perhaps have a negative effect in the long term. This can result in becoming trapped in unhealthy cycles where you may also be experiencing unpleasant emotions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help to unravel the complex human thoughts and emotions that sometimes contribute to being less than at our best, and find new ways of thinking and being to move forward.
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Park Psychology Services-Autism & ADHD Specialists
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Scarborough YO11
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist . After working in the NHS for a number of years, I set up my own practice in 2021, with the aim of providing a service to support people to access high quality, thorough and collaborative assessments and support. We provide neurodevelopmental assessments and work with both children and adults. We also provide therapeutic support for people following a diagnosis, for those who may self-identify as being neurodivergent and for people living with a learning disability.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist . After working in the NHS for a number of years, I set up my own practice in 2021, with the aim of providing a service to support people to access high quality, thorough and collaborative assessments and support. We provide neurodevelopmental assessments and work with both children and adults. We also provide therapeutic support for people following a diagnosis, for those who may self-identify as being neurodivergent and for people living with a learning disability.
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Photo of Juliet D Bloom, Psychotherapist in Scarborough, England
Juliet D Bloom
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Scarborough YO12
Maybe the journey isn't about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be all along. Our lives present unique challenges – relationship difficulties, bereavements, life transitions, & chronic symptoms - often creating feelings of frustration, anxiety, & sadness. At such times it is easy to forget that we all need assistance in addressing these challenges, especially as they can often feel overwhelming, or even impossible, to deal with. We all deserve to have support when we are struggling, & often it is specifically this support that allows change to occur.
Maybe the journey isn't about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be all along. Our lives present unique challenges – relationship difficulties, bereavements, life transitions, & chronic symptoms - often creating feelings of frustration, anxiety, & sadness. At such times it is easy to forget that we all need assistance in addressing these challenges, especially as they can often feel overwhelming, or even impossible, to deal with. We all deserve to have support when we are struggling, & often it is specifically this support that allows change to occur.
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Photo of Alchemilla Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Scarborough, England
Alchemilla Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Scarborough YO13
Hello, I’m Dorrie. Finding a therapist that is right for you can be completely overwhelming; there is so much choice and sometimes, the therapist jargon can be a real head scratcher. As you read through my profile, have a think about if I seem like someone you could connect with, as that is such an important aspect of finding the right therapist. You may be seeking therapy because you are feeling depressed, anxious or may want to explore who you are and what that means to you. Together we will forge a relationship which will serve as a safe haven to express and explore yourself openly, without judgment.
Hello, I’m Dorrie. Finding a therapist that is right for you can be completely overwhelming; there is so much choice and sometimes, the therapist jargon can be a real head scratcher. As you read through my profile, have a think about if I seem like someone you could connect with, as that is such an important aspect of finding the right therapist. You may be seeking therapy because you are feeling depressed, anxious or may want to explore who you are and what that means to you. Together we will forge a relationship which will serve as a safe haven to express and explore yourself openly, without judgment.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Scarborough

20+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Scarborough who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Bereavement
83% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
60% Health Assured
40% Aetna

How Counsellors in Scarborough see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Scarborough?

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.