Counselling in Sidmouth

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Jess Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
As well as online video apps, I work face to face with adults, young people (11+) and couples. Sometimes friends or family are unable to support you so an impartial professional can really help. Powerlessness, change, loneliness, grief and anxiety are just a few of the overwhelming feelings many are experiencing. There is no need to be alone in this. Call for a chat to see if, together, we can find a way forward.
As well as online video apps, I work face to face with adults, young people (11+) and couples. Sometimes friends or family are unable to support you so an impartial professional can really help. Powerlessness, change, loneliness, grief and anxiety are just a few of the overwhelming feelings many are experiencing. There is no need to be alone in this. Call for a chat to see if, together, we can find a way forward.
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Linda Macaulay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
As a very experienced Counsellor (qualified 1998) and Physical Therapist (Pilates Instructor qualified 1984) I have an innate interest in and deep respect for people. My mission has been to support and work with my clients in assisting them in achieving their healing and wellness. Often it helps to be listened to and it is important to understand why things are the way they are. Perhaps you feel "stuck"and are at a loss to know how to deal with a difficult situation - or it may be that you are having difficulties in relationships with other people.
As a very experienced Counsellor (qualified 1998) and Physical Therapist (Pilates Instructor qualified 1984) I have an innate interest in and deep respect for people. My mission has been to support and work with my clients in assisting them in achieving their healing and wellness. Often it helps to be listened to and it is important to understand why things are the way they are. Perhaps you feel "stuck"and are at a loss to know how to deal with a difficult situation - or it may be that you are having difficulties in relationships with other people.
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Tina Welch Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidmouth EX10
With over 25yrs experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I have been very privileged to witness many individuals, couples and families make lasting positive changes. I feel very passionate about my work & deeply commit to offering a sincere, caring, confidential & professional space, either online or in my practice rooms at Honiton & Exeter. I believe in working with diversity, each unique person with me is at the core of the work we do together. I aim to understand with true empathy, listen without judgement and to use my skills to help you find a way forward that is right for you, without fear of rejection, criticism or blame.
With over 25yrs experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I have been very privileged to witness many individuals, couples and families make lasting positive changes. I feel very passionate about my work & deeply commit to offering a sincere, caring, confidential & professional space, either online or in my practice rooms at Honiton & Exeter. I believe in working with diversity, each unique person with me is at the core of the work we do together. I aim to understand with true empathy, listen without judgement and to use my skills to help you find a way forward that is right for you, without fear of rejection, criticism or blame.
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Paul Brennan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
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Gillian Mather
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & eating disorder practitioner. I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to- anxiety, abuse, depression, affairs/betrayals, love & loss, low self esteem, work related issues, OCD, bereavement. I am also a Master Practitioner for all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and other associated issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem and body image problems.
I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & eating disorder practitioner. I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to- anxiety, abuse, depression, affairs/betrayals, love & loss, low self esteem, work related issues, OCD, bereavement. I am also a Master Practitioner for all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and other associated issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem and body image problems.
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louise Riley
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
My name is Louise and I’m a qualified Private practitioner holding a Masters Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) and Internal Family Systems Level one trained. I specialise in working with children and adults with Anxiety and anxiety related issues, medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), Trauma, Low self esteem and confidence, Loss, Attachment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I’m a member of ADMP (Association of dance movement psychotherapy) whose guidelines I follow.
My name is Louise and I’m a qualified Private practitioner holding a Masters Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) and Internal Family Systems Level one trained. I specialise in working with children and adults with Anxiety and anxiety related issues, medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), Trauma, Low self esteem and confidence, Loss, Attachment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I’m a member of ADMP (Association of dance movement psychotherapy) whose guidelines I follow.
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Lisa Rundle
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
Hi, I am a qualified therapist and accredited member of the BACP. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults online and face to face in Feniton, Devon. I work with individuals and couples. We live such busy, hectic lives that we rarely have time to stop and consider our choices. Therapy is a chance to stop and take that time. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to work together, to give you the time, space and support to explore challenges you may be experiencing and make the changes you want.
Hi, I am a qualified therapist and accredited member of the BACP. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults online and face to face in Feniton, Devon. I work with individuals and couples. We live such busy, hectic lives that we rarely have time to stop and consider our choices. Therapy is a chance to stop and take that time. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to work together, to give you the time, space and support to explore challenges you may be experiencing and make the changes you want.
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Jonathan Polverino
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidmouth EX10
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives. It can be a lonely and often overwhelming time, and one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, well done for managing to come this far. Counselling can be incredibly helpful for anyone who is facing a range of personal challenges and emotional struggles. It can provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to openly express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgment. This alone can be immensely therapeutic, as it allows you as an individual to gain clarity on your issues and explore potential solutions.
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives. It can be a lonely and often overwhelming time, and one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, well done for managing to come this far. Counselling can be incredibly helpful for anyone who is facing a range of personal challenges and emotional struggles. It can provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to openly express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgment. This alone can be immensely therapeutic, as it allows you as an individual to gain clarity on your issues and explore potential solutions.
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John Doré
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
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Emma Housego
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
I offer an initial 50 minute session free of charge to help us to decide whether we would like to work together. You might be coming to see me about a specific issue, such as a bereavement, loss, anxiety or relationship problems. Perhaps difficulties from your past are causing problems in the present. Maybe you are feeling stuck or have a sense that something in your life doesn't feel right, without yet knowing what is wrong. Perhaps you are struggling with your sense of self or with your relationships, or are noticing patterns in your life that are unhelpful. Do contact me, and let's talk.
I offer an initial 50 minute session free of charge to help us to decide whether we would like to work together. You might be coming to see me about a specific issue, such as a bereavement, loss, anxiety or relationship problems. Perhaps difficulties from your past are causing problems in the present. Maybe you are feeling stuck or have a sense that something in your life doesn't feel right, without yet knowing what is wrong. Perhaps you are struggling with your sense of self or with your relationships, or are noticing patterns in your life that are unhelpful. Do contact me, and let's talk.
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Photo of Hannah Duncan, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Hannah Duncan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidmouth EX10
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
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Jenny Marshall
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
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Jurgen Wolfram Schwarz
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
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Katrina J Campbell-Crocker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidmouth EX10
Hiya my name is Katrina; I am a fully qualified counsellor with experience of counselling Adults & Young People (From 13yrs). I support a range of counselling conditions; •Attachment Disorders •Anxiety & Depression •Abuse •Bereavement & Loss •Childhood Trauma •Domestic Violence •Disability Discrimination •Low Self Esteem •Low Self Worth • Mental Health Complexities •Narcissistic Personality Disorder •Personality Disorders •Post Traumatic Stress Disorder •Racial identity •Separation Anxiety & Trauma. I believe that we all have the right speak & be heard in a safe space.
Hiya my name is Katrina; I am a fully qualified counsellor with experience of counselling Adults & Young People (From 13yrs). I support a range of counselling conditions; •Attachment Disorders •Anxiety & Depression •Abuse •Bereavement & Loss •Childhood Trauma •Domestic Violence •Disability Discrimination •Low Self Esteem •Low Self Worth • Mental Health Complexities •Narcissistic Personality Disorder •Personality Disorders •Post Traumatic Stress Disorder •Racial identity •Separation Anxiety & Trauma. I believe that we all have the right speak & be heard in a safe space.
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Lizette Baker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8
Are you looking for a compassionate guide to help you navigate life's ups and downs? My name is Lizette, and I believe we each have an innate ability to navigate our personal situation. But sometimes, due to either bereavement, loss, trauma, or a life changing event, we lose our direction. In our sessions, we will work together to address your pain and challenges, ensuring that you feel heard, valued and empowered. With experience working at a local counselling centre, as well as with a national bereavement charity, I offer a safe, and supportive environment to explore your needs and goals for healing, change and growth.
Are you looking for a compassionate guide to help you navigate life's ups and downs? My name is Lizette, and I believe we each have an innate ability to navigate our personal situation. But sometimes, due to either bereavement, loss, trauma, or a life changing event, we lose our direction. In our sessions, we will work together to address your pain and challenges, ensuring that you feel heard, valued and empowered. With experience working at a local counselling centre, as well as with a national bereavement charity, I offer a safe, and supportive environment to explore your needs and goals for healing, change and growth.
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Liz Spencer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX3
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
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Stella Beever
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bradninch EX5
Silence can be difficult... its good to talk. I welcome you in a non-judgmental, safe space to express your fears, worries, and stresses, to disclose issues which may leave you unsure which way to turn. I would like to help you gain some clarity, and work towards effecting change. In the aftermath of significant life-altering events or shocks, counselling can offer you a structured avenue to unravel the complexities of your personal situation. You may have never experienced being truly yourself and voicing aloud what is causing you confusion and pain. Talking issues through with me can be a first step.
Silence can be difficult... its good to talk. I welcome you in a non-judgmental, safe space to express your fears, worries, and stresses, to disclose issues which may leave you unsure which way to turn. I would like to help you gain some clarity, and work towards effecting change. In the aftermath of significant life-altering events or shocks, counselling can offer you a structured avenue to unravel the complexities of your personal situation. You may have never experienced being truly yourself and voicing aloud what is causing you confusion and pain. Talking issues through with me can be a first step.
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Kate Haskell
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
Having space to talk about how I feel is a waste of time... said: No one ever! Counselling is all it is cracked up to be. Maybe you want to talk to someone but feel unable to share with family or friends. Perhaps you want to make sense of the feelings you are experiencing. People start to heal when they feel truly heard and, by talking things over with a qualified and professional counsellor, it could help you heal from past or present trauma. My approach is Person Centred Therapy and my style is relaxed and friendly. My counselling room is in Exeter with the squishiest chairs but I also work online so you can be comfortable in
Having space to talk about how I feel is a waste of time... said: No one ever! Counselling is all it is cracked up to be. Maybe you want to talk to someone but feel unable to share with family or friends. Perhaps you want to make sense of the feelings you are experiencing. People start to heal when they feel truly heard and, by talking things over with a qualified and professional counsellor, it could help you heal from past or present trauma. My approach is Person Centred Therapy and my style is relaxed and friendly. My counselling room is in Exeter with the squishiest chairs but I also work online so you can be comfortable in
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Photo of Jo Flint, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Jo Flint
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Seaton EX12
If you are struggling with personal issues, such as, anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement/loss, life transitions, or feel you need help in moving on in your life, then please contact me for help. I am qualified and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor, working privately near Axminster, East Devon. While always working collaboratively with you, I aim to offer you a safe space where you can explore your issues in depth, which will help you gain insight and understanding, and enable you to live your life in more fulfilling and hopeful ways.
If you are struggling with personal issues, such as, anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement/loss, life transitions, or feel you need help in moving on in your life, then please contact me for help. I am qualified and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor, working privately near Axminster, East Devon. While always working collaboratively with you, I aim to offer you a safe space where you can explore your issues in depth, which will help you gain insight and understanding, and enable you to live your life in more fulfilling and hopeful ways.
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Hannah Marie Galvin
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX5
I'm a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained to MA and Doctoral level respectively with adults and children and adolescents. I'm also a course tutor for a psychotherapy course at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I have experience of working across the age range with a wide variety of mild to moderate, sometimes more severe presenting problems. Some people see me because they're very unhappy, distressed or worried, others come because they want to understand themselves better and they're curious about why they encounter the same patterns.
I'm a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained to MA and Doctoral level respectively with adults and children and adolescents. I'm also a course tutor for a psychotherapy course at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I have experience of working across the age range with a wide variety of mild to moderate, sometimes more severe presenting problems. Some people see me because they're very unhappy, distressed or worried, others come because they want to understand themselves better and they're curious about why they encounter the same patterns.
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See more therapy options for Sidmouth

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sidmouth

10+

Average cost per session

£52

Counsellors in Sidmouth who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
86% Self Esteem
79% Anxiety
79% Stress
71% Bereavement
71% Family Conflict
57% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% AXA PPP
100% WPA

How Counsellors in Sidmouth see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sidmouth?

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.