Counselling in Skelton-in-Cleveland

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June Sandra Lawrenson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Skelton-in-Cleveland TS12
If ever things are not going well for you and you have problems to solve; if you are feeling confused and don't know the right thing to do: if you feel frightened and hurt or if you just need someone to talk to; I can be here for you, without judgement and with understanding, I can listen to you and help you explore these feelings and find solutions.
If ever things are not going well for you and you have problems to solve; if you are feeling confused and don't know the right thing to do: if you feel frightened and hurt or if you just need someone to talk to; I can be here for you, without judgement and with understanding, I can listen to you and help you explore these feelings and find solutions.
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Nikki Wright - Indigo Thinking Counselling
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Skelton-in-Cleveland TS12
Hello and welcome. Are you finding life challenging right now? Or perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or other emotional stresses. Maybe you have experienced a traumatic life event or are trying to acknowledge a separation. Life can be tough to navigate at times and we can find it hard to see a way forward. I believe that authentic connection with ourselves and others can contribute to our peace of mind and is essential to our emotional well-being and personal growth. Whatever you need to bring to the space, I will provide a relational, non-judgemental environment to explore alongside you.
Hello and welcome. Are you finding life challenging right now? Or perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or other emotional stresses. Maybe you have experienced a traumatic life event or are trying to acknowledge a separation. Life can be tough to navigate at times and we can find it hard to see a way forward. I believe that authentic connection with ourselves and others can contribute to our peace of mind and is essential to our emotional well-being and personal growth. Whatever you need to bring to the space, I will provide a relational, non-judgemental environment to explore alongside you.
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Allan Clayton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guisborough TS14
If you are on this page, it probably means you are a feeling a little stuck and could do with someone to trust, not judge you and listen to you. I can do that. What makes me different, I’ve been there. I’m not going to write paragraphs about me because this is about you. If you’d like to know more about me, please visit my site ww.allanclayton.co.uk “When I stand at the foot of a mountain, I can very rarely see the summit. I put one foot in front of the other and take a step at a time. Before I know it, I’ve conquered that mountain.”
If you are on this page, it probably means you are a feeling a little stuck and could do with someone to trust, not judge you and listen to you. I can do that. What makes me different, I’ve been there. I’m not going to write paragraphs about me because this is about you. If you’d like to know more about me, please visit my site ww.allanclayton.co.uk “When I stand at the foot of a mountain, I can very rarely see the summit. I put one foot in front of the other and take a step at a time. Before I know it, I’ve conquered that mountain.”
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Simon Neville Richardson
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guisborough TS14
People come to therapy for many reasons. It may be that they are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and they are having difficulty coping. Sometimes people just want to explore how their past continues to influence their present. Therapy can help us understand ourselves more, engage with ourselves and others more positively and move on in our lives. I believe in the core principles of Transactional Analysis that: People are OK; Everyone has the capacity to think; and People decide their own destiny and these decisions can be changed.
People come to therapy for many reasons. It may be that they are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and they are having difficulty coping. Sometimes people just want to explore how their past continues to influence their present. Therapy can help us understand ourselves more, engage with ourselves and others more positively and move on in our lives. I believe in the core principles of Transactional Analysis that: People are OK; Everyone has the capacity to think; and People decide their own destiny and these decisions can be changed.
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Sally Kay
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Middlesbrough TS7
Are you unhappy? I provide face-to-face counselling in Nunthorpe to help you understand why. You want things to change, but you don't know what or how. Somewhere everything went off track. You’re not fulfilled but you don’t seem to have the time for anything you want to do. Perhaps you’re lacking confidence or don’t know where you’re trying to get to. You’re trying to ignore the nagging feeling of gloom, but it’s bringing you down. I can help you to understand what is holding you back. I can help you to see things more clearly, to be the best that you can be and make the happy and satisfying life you want to have a reality.
Are you unhappy? I provide face-to-face counselling in Nunthorpe to help you understand why. You want things to change, but you don't know what or how. Somewhere everything went off track. You’re not fulfilled but you don’t seem to have the time for anything you want to do. Perhaps you’re lacking confidence or don’t know where you’re trying to get to. You’re trying to ignore the nagging feeling of gloom, but it’s bringing you down. I can help you to understand what is holding you back. I can help you to see things more clearly, to be the best that you can be and make the happy and satisfying life you want to have a reality.
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Henrietta Wallace
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Guisborough TS14
Maybe you've been feeling down, worried or disappointed with life. Or you have unresolved issues from your past that are keeping you stuck in a negative place and struggling in your relationships. Counselling can help you to see your situation in a different light and give you renewed strength to deal with life’s challenges. Sometimes, simply talking about your situation will help you to feel better. At other times, you might need a little more help to understand what is going on for you and to develop new strategies for coping. I provide a safe, confidential space and an empathetic ear for you to begin this work.
Maybe you've been feeling down, worried or disappointed with life. Or you have unresolved issues from your past that are keeping you stuck in a negative place and struggling in your relationships. Counselling can help you to see your situation in a different light and give you renewed strength to deal with life’s challenges. Sometimes, simply talking about your situation will help you to feel better. At other times, you might need a little more help to understand what is going on for you and to develop new strategies for coping. I provide a safe, confidential space and an empathetic ear for you to begin this work.
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Photo of Tracy Walker - Just Be Counselling Service, MBACP, Counsellor
Just Be Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Middlesbrough TS3
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a counsellor and I work with a range of issues: anxiety, depression, OCD, grief and bereavement, addiction, stress, relationship issues. Together we will address what brings you to therapy and what you would like to achieve from therapy before collaborating a formulation and treatment plan with a view to achieving your goals.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a counsellor and I work with a range of issues: anxiety, depression, OCD, grief and bereavement, addiction, stress, relationship issues. Together we will address what brings you to therapy and what you would like to achieve from therapy before collaborating a formulation and treatment plan with a view to achieving your goals.
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Photo of Jan Reeve, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Jan Reeve
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Nunthorpe TS7
Hello, I’m Jan…welcome! As an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, I've helped many people over the years, both individuals and couples, with a wide range of issues. I am pleased to offer Face to Face sessions, or online using Zoom, or telephone, where you can be in your own surroundings wherever you may live. "I saw Jan for 6 months and cannot recommend her enough. She is incredibly supportive, professional, and non-judgmental. Jan enabled me to learn about myself and action the changes needed with reduced fear and anxiety. I am very grateful to have worked with Jan, I felt truly seen, heard and safe with her."
Hello, I’m Jan…welcome! As an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, I've helped many people over the years, both individuals and couples, with a wide range of issues. I am pleased to offer Face to Face sessions, or online using Zoom, or telephone, where you can be in your own surroundings wherever you may live. "I saw Jan for 6 months and cannot recommend her enough. She is incredibly supportive, professional, and non-judgmental. Jan enabled me to learn about myself and action the changes needed with reduced fear and anxiety. I am very grateful to have worked with Jan, I felt truly seen, heard and safe with her."
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Helen Eaves
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guisborough TS14
Your mental health and emotional well-being are worth investing in. You deserve to feel happier and to live a more fulfilled life. I can help you do this by removing some of the psychological barriers that you are currently facing. These may be daily struggles with feelings of anxiety and low mood, or you may have experienced a significant life event that has left you with feelings of loss or grief, or trauma or panic. I can offer you a collaborative approach with the aim of reducing these difficult feelings you are currently experiencing.
Your mental health and emotional well-being are worth investing in. You deserve to feel happier and to live a more fulfilled life. I can help you do this by removing some of the psychological barriers that you are currently facing. These may be daily struggles with feelings of anxiety and low mood, or you may have experienced a significant life event that has left you with feelings of loss or grief, or trauma or panic. I can offer you a collaborative approach with the aim of reducing these difficult feelings you are currently experiencing.
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Awa S. Ottiger
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
South Bank TS6  (Online Only)
Do feel disconnected from yourself? Are you not living your potentials in life? Do you want to work through past experiences that made you feel unworthy, not good enough and undeserving and return to self-ownership, inner resilience, authenticity, vulnerability, self-love and self-responsibilities? Then get ready to start to truly get to know, own an be yourself.
Do feel disconnected from yourself? Are you not living your potentials in life? Do you want to work through past experiences that made you feel unworthy, not good enough and undeserving and return to self-ownership, inner resilience, authenticity, vulnerability, self-love and self-responsibilities? Then get ready to start to truly get to know, own an be yourself.
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Photo of Helen Catherine Lynas, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Helen Catherine Lynas
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guisborough TS14
Hello, I am here to listen and for us to make sense of your experience. Life can be challenging and uncertain at times. We can feel worried and not very good about ourselves. I can support you. Sometimes in life we need some extra support and time to look after ourselves. I work with a range of issues that you may wish to discuss further. This includes; anxiety & depression, stress, anger, loss in your life, trust & relationship issues, self esteem & confidence, working with trauma and other distressing issues. I offer a person centred approach and integrate psycho-education, and focus on coping techniques and self care.
Hello, I am here to listen and for us to make sense of your experience. Life can be challenging and uncertain at times. We can feel worried and not very good about ourselves. I can support you. Sometimes in life we need some extra support and time to look after ourselves. I work with a range of issues that you may wish to discuss further. This includes; anxiety & depression, stress, anger, loss in your life, trust & relationship issues, self esteem & confidence, working with trauma and other distressing issues. I offer a person centred approach and integrate psycho-education, and focus on coping techniques and self care.
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Photo of Karena Serdecka, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Karena Serdecka
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Redcar TS11
Whether working through significant change, life event or trying to manage/resolve longer term issues which prevent you from thriving and reaching your fullest potential in life, relationships, family or work – I can work with you in a fully supportive, non-judgemental, empathic way. I am a warm, relational and person-centred integrative psychotherapist and EMDR specialist Dip Psych & DPC (child and adolescent), also clinical hypnotherapist (Adult). Additionally -Dip CBT, EFT, Mindfulness, Art and Couples Therapies. I lecture in psychotherapy, psychology and counselling and have worked with clients 5 yrs old to 80yrs+.
Whether working through significant change, life event or trying to manage/resolve longer term issues which prevent you from thriving and reaching your fullest potential in life, relationships, family or work – I can work with you in a fully supportive, non-judgemental, empathic way. I am a warm, relational and person-centred integrative psychotherapist and EMDR specialist Dip Psych & DPC (child and adolescent), also clinical hypnotherapist (Adult). Additionally -Dip CBT, EFT, Mindfulness, Art and Couples Therapies. I lecture in psychotherapy, psychology and counselling and have worked with clients 5 yrs old to 80yrs+.
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Photo of Ieva Raguckiene - STEP a DAY Counselling Services Ltd, MBACP, Counsellor
STEP a DAY Counselling Services Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redcar TS10
Are you going through bereavement, loss, bullying, stress at work or at home? Maybe life hasn't panned out the way you thought it would or maybe you are feeling anxious, flat or angry and however hard you try, it just will not shift. Talking it all through in a safe and confidential space can help you with life challenges and difficulties you are facing. You are not alone and you don’t have to remain silent anymore, I am here to listen and to help you cope.
Are you going through bereavement, loss, bullying, stress at work or at home? Maybe life hasn't panned out the way you thought it would or maybe you are feeling anxious, flat or angry and however hard you try, it just will not shift. Talking it all through in a safe and confidential space can help you with life challenges and difficulties you are facing. You are not alone and you don’t have to remain silent anymore, I am here to listen and to help you cope.
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Louise Howes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redcar TS10
Admitting to myself that I needed support with my mental health took alot of courage, however the relief I felt when I could finally tell someone what it was really like to be me and talk openly about my life experiences in a trusted relationship with my therapist was life changing. I just wish I'd had the courage to do it sooner! I totally understand that putting yourself out there and starting therapy can seem scary and overwhelming.
Admitting to myself that I needed support with my mental health took alot of courage, however the relief I felt when I could finally tell someone what it was really like to be me and talk openly about my life experiences in a trusted relationship with my therapist was life changing. I just wish I'd had the courage to do it sooner! I totally understand that putting yourself out there and starting therapy can seem scary and overwhelming.
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F&B Digital Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Redcar TS10  (Online Only)
Hi, we’re Faye and Becki! Here at F&B Therapy, we provide evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy via typed messaging or telephone. We provide treatments for a number of psychological difficulties, drawing on up-to-date methods and approaches, whilst catering to the person as an individual. We have worked in NHS-funded services for many years and know that waiting lists can be long and sessions limited. How and when you speak to your therapist can also be limited to traditional offers of daytime working hours or via an office, which isn't the preferred method for everyone.
Hi, we’re Faye and Becki! Here at F&B Therapy, we provide evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy via typed messaging or telephone. We provide treatments for a number of psychological difficulties, drawing on up-to-date methods and approaches, whilst catering to the person as an individual. We have worked in NHS-funded services for many years and know that waiting lists can be long and sessions limited. How and when you speak to your therapist can also be limited to traditional offers of daytime working hours or via an office, which isn't the preferred method for everyone.
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Photo of Stephanie Powell, BACP, Counsellor
Stephanie Powell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Guisborough TS14
I am a Psychological Therapist specialising in solution focused therapy. If you are seeking change and positive growth such as developing confidence or healthy self-esteem, we will work strategically to move you towards your goals. Creating a stronger sense of who you are and what you want, will help you to move forward with your life. Many life experiences, however simple or traumatic, can keep us stuck; we will explore and address what needs to be released, healed and developed in order to align you with your most authentic self and best life. My work is a complete integrated approach to mind/body/spirit wellness.
I am a Psychological Therapist specialising in solution focused therapy. If you are seeking change and positive growth such as developing confidence or healthy self-esteem, we will work strategically to move you towards your goals. Creating a stronger sense of who you are and what you want, will help you to move forward with your life. Many life experiences, however simple or traumatic, can keep us stuck; we will explore and address what needs to be released, healed and developed in order to align you with your most authentic self and best life. My work is a complete integrated approach to mind/body/spirit wellness.
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Photo of Tracy McGlade, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Tracy McGlade
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Guisborough TS14
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Tracy. Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I know that it's difficult to choose a psychotherapist, so here is a bit about me and if you'd like a chat before meeting, let me know. I recognise how important the therapeutic relationship is, so initial contact is about creating a safe space for us to work together. We will focus on your goals for therapy and develop a collaborative understanding of your story, and what may be contributing towards any difficulties. I am trained to work with a variety of difficulties from depression, anxiety, trauma, self-worth and family difficulties, amongst many others.
Hi! I'm Tracy. Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I know that it's difficult to choose a psychotherapist, so here is a bit about me and if you'd like a chat before meeting, let me know. I recognise how important the therapeutic relationship is, so initial contact is about creating a safe space for us to work together. We will focus on your goals for therapy and develop a collaborative understanding of your story, and what may be contributing towards any difficulties. I am trained to work with a variety of difficulties from depression, anxiety, trauma, self-worth and family difficulties, amongst many others.
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RP Therapies
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Middlesbrough TS7
I help clients with difficulties including depression, anxiety, sleep, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, loss and living with long term physical health conditions. I use cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, and attachment theory to gain an understanding of the issues you are bringing to therapy. I also offer EMDR - a specialised and effective therapy to treat trauma, and other difficulties.
I help clients with difficulties including depression, anxiety, sleep, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, loss and living with long term physical health conditions. I use cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, and attachment theory to gain an understanding of the issues you are bringing to therapy. I also offer EMDR - a specialised and effective therapy to treat trauma, and other difficulties.
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Photo of Rebecca Harrison, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Rebecca Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are here, you are likely going through a challenging time or experiencing some emotional difficulties. You may feel stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or even angry. Perhaps you're not quite sure how you feel. I'm glad that you are taking steps to access the support that you need. I am very passionate about the work that I do. As a warm, relatable and experienced therapist, I can help you navigate and overcome these difficulties.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are here, you are likely going through a challenging time or experiencing some emotional difficulties. You may feel stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or even angry. Perhaps you're not quite sure how you feel. I'm glad that you are taking steps to access the support that you need. I am very passionate about the work that I do. As a warm, relatable and experienced therapist, I can help you navigate and overcome these difficulties.
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Photo of Anne Galloway, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Anne Galloway
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Redcar TS10
The gym is for a healthy body - Therapy is for a healthy mind. Face to face & on-line sessions. Accredited Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience - CBT Psychotherapy for stress, anxiety, low mood, addictions, dealing with loss, relationship problems and many other issues. Most of my clients say they start to feel better after just a single session and around 95% feel they have made significant progress after six. Offer for new clients - 1 FREE session if you pre-book 5 - 6 sessions for £300
The gym is for a healthy body - Therapy is for a healthy mind. Face to face & on-line sessions. Accredited Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience - CBT Psychotherapy for stress, anxiety, low mood, addictions, dealing with loss, relationship problems and many other issues. Most of my clients say they start to feel better after just a single session and around 95% feel they have made significant progress after six. Offer for new clients - 1 FREE session if you pre-book 5 - 6 sessions for £300
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Skelton-in-Cleveland

< 10

Counsellors in Skelton-in-Cleveland who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

13 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Skelton-in-Cleveland see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Skelton-in-Cleveland?

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.