Counselling in South Benfleet

Photo of Jane Swan, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Jane Swan
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Benfleet SS7
I offer a completely free 20 minute consultation over the phone if you are considering counselling for an initial chat about you and your situation before you decide if you want to start therapy. Life can feel difficult and overwhelming at times because we are human, you can never say anything silly or stupid in counselling because if you feel it it cant be wrong, to know you have someone who will listen without judgement to you and help you become the best version of you whilst working at your pace.
I offer a completely free 20 minute consultation over the phone if you are considering counselling for an initial chat about you and your situation before you decide if you want to start therapy. Life can feel difficult and overwhelming at times because we are human, you can never say anything silly or stupid in counselling because if you feel it it cant be wrong, to know you have someone who will listen without judgement to you and help you become the best version of you whilst working at your pace.
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Angela Cope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Benfleet SS7
I am an experienced and fully qualified Couples Counsellor, Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a background in both Person-centred Humanistic counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling. I am a fully qualified Relate counsellor having 1500+ hours experience. I have experience in my practice using Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic family Counselling using genograms, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
I am an experienced and fully qualified Couples Counsellor, Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a background in both Person-centred Humanistic counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling. I am a fully qualified Relate counsellor having 1500+ hours experience. I have experience in my practice using Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic family Counselling using genograms, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
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Photo of Sarah Hearn, Psychotherapist in South Benfleet, England
Sarah Hearn
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Benfleet SS7
I provide a safe, confidential, inspiring environment and provide unique support through your journey to well-being. I will facilitate hope, emotional support and recovery. My objective is to move you forward into experiencing a better quality of life for yourself and subsequently positively affecting people surrounding you now and in the future. To do this, I believe in working collaboratively with you, using a wide spectrum of psychotherapy not just rigidly applying one form but recognising and applying only relevant techniques unique to you. I can help restore your self-esteem and facilitate a realistic pathway to feeling better.
I provide a safe, confidential, inspiring environment and provide unique support through your journey to well-being. I will facilitate hope, emotional support and recovery. My objective is to move you forward into experiencing a better quality of life for yourself and subsequently positively affecting people surrounding you now and in the future. To do this, I believe in working collaboratively with you, using a wide spectrum of psychotherapy not just rigidly applying one form but recognising and applying only relevant techniques unique to you. I can help restore your self-esteem and facilitate a realistic pathway to feeling better.
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Photo of Juliet Messenger, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Juliet Messenger
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
South Benfleet SS7
Not accepting new clients
I’m a senior accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist with COSRT. I'm an accredited member of BACP and an accredited Supervisor with COSRT. I offer therapy to couples and individuals who wish to talk about their relationships and sexual lives and to explore any difficulties within them. Some of the relationship and sexual difficulties I work with include communication issues, affairs, separation and divorce, anxiety about dating, body confidence concerns, loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, issues with arousal, impact of sexual abuse, compulsive behaviours, substance and pornography use.
I’m a senior accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist with COSRT. I'm an accredited member of BACP and an accredited Supervisor with COSRT. I offer therapy to couples and individuals who wish to talk about their relationships and sexual lives and to explore any difficulties within them. Some of the relationship and sexual difficulties I work with include communication issues, affairs, separation and divorce, anxiety about dating, body confidence concerns, loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, issues with arousal, impact of sexual abuse, compulsive behaviours, substance and pornography use.
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Photo of Maria Bulley, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Maria Bulley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Benfleet SS7
Sometimes in our life and when we least expect it we feel low and everything is a struggle. We do not realise that this could have been building for a while. We get stuck and everything is an uphill struggle, we do not know what to do and it soon becomes overwhelming. This is when you need someone to talk to, a neutral person that will sit and listen and be non judgmental and empathic. Your well being is important to me and I will treat you with the utmost of respect. I will help you to achieve your goals. Based in Southend on Sea and parking close by my office is quiet and safe for you to visit.
Sometimes in our life and when we least expect it we feel low and everything is a struggle. We do not realise that this could have been building for a while. We get stuck and everything is an uphill struggle, we do not know what to do and it soon becomes overwhelming. This is when you need someone to talk to, a neutral person that will sit and listen and be non judgmental and empathic. Your well being is important to me and I will treat you with the utmost of respect. I will help you to achieve your goals. Based in Southend on Sea and parking close by my office is quiet and safe for you to visit.
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Photo of Hannah Campbell, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Hannah Campbell
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Benfleet SS7
You're creative, and quirky and own it in your professional world - but your personal life.. everything seems to be so much harder! You just want to have the confidence to ask for what you want and need and get what you deserve in your relationships. You'd love to feel more like yourself, really happy.
You're creative, and quirky and own it in your professional world - but your personal life.. everything seems to be so much harder! You just want to have the confidence to ask for what you want and need and get what you deserve in your relationships. You'd love to feel more like yourself, really happy.
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Photo of Kelly Elizabeth Walters, Psychotherapist in South Benfleet, England
Kelly Elizabeth Walters
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP working in Rochford, Southend, Essex and online. I am a professionally trained counsellor dealing with many fields including, but not only, addictive and dependent behaviours, perception-altering drugs including cannabis, anxiety-driven behaviour, and relational issues and sexual abuse. I am training in EMDR as of January 2024 and will be able to help offer this service. It's all about you. Counselling focuses on your needs. Using my skills I aim to help you achieve the change you are looking for.
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP working in Rochford, Southend, Essex and online. I am a professionally trained counsellor dealing with many fields including, but not only, addictive and dependent behaviours, perception-altering drugs including cannabis, anxiety-driven behaviour, and relational issues and sexual abuse. I am training in EMDR as of January 2024 and will be able to help offer this service. It's all about you. Counselling focuses on your needs. Using my skills I aim to help you achieve the change you are looking for.
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Photo of Denise Pauline Stevens, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Denise Pauline Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
After many years of my own struggles and trying to navigate the emotional turmoil of my chaotic life I made the decision to start therapy. This journey allowed me to unravel the complex emotions that kept me a prisoner in my own head for many years. Therapy set me free and allowed me to explore and understand the trauma of my childhood and the damaged inner child living inside of me as an adult. I was able to let go of my past and live a more fulfilling life. As I healed I decided to become a therapist and help people just like you. If you feel stuck and want to move forward please get in touch.
After many years of my own struggles and trying to navigate the emotional turmoil of my chaotic life I made the decision to start therapy. This journey allowed me to unravel the complex emotions that kept me a prisoner in my own head for many years. Therapy set me free and allowed me to explore and understand the trauma of my childhood and the damaged inner child living inside of me as an adult. I was able to let go of my past and live a more fulfilling life. As I healed I decided to become a therapist and help people just like you. If you feel stuck and want to move forward please get in touch.
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Photo of Elmsleigh Counselling, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Elmsleigh Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Hi, I’m Mel, I’m a professional qualified counsellor based in Leigh-On-Sea Essex. The therapy I offer is very much tailored to the individual because there is no ‘one size fits all’. I offer support for a wide range if issues, such as; but not restricted to, addiction, abuse, bereavement, trauma and relationships. I do have a special interest in Anxiety, Low Confidence and Self Esteem issues as I have had personal experience of how debilitating these can be. I offer a completely non judgemental and confidential safe space for long or short term therapy sessions.
Hi, I’m Mel, I’m a professional qualified counsellor based in Leigh-On-Sea Essex. The therapy I offer is very much tailored to the individual because there is no ‘one size fits all’. I offer support for a wide range if issues, such as; but not restricted to, addiction, abuse, bereavement, trauma and relationships. I do have a special interest in Anxiety, Low Confidence and Self Esteem issues as I have had personal experience of how debilitating these can be. I offer a completely non judgemental and confidential safe space for long or short term therapy sessions.
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Photo of Leanne Horwill, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Leanne Horwill
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wickford SS12
Hello, My name is Leanne and I am a fully qualified counsellor in Essex. I have over ten years' experience volunteering and working in mental health; currently in the NHS as a CBT therapist. I also deliver Mental Health First Aid training. I offer face to face sessions in a private space with off street parking. I also offer online (zoom) and telephone sessions.
Hello, My name is Leanne and I am a fully qualified counsellor in Essex. I have over ten years' experience volunteering and working in mental health; currently in the NHS as a CBT therapist. I also deliver Mental Health First Aid training. I offer face to face sessions in a private space with off street parking. I also offer online (zoom) and telephone sessions.
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Photo of Kim Macleod, Psychologist in South Benfleet, England
Kim Macleod
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Benfleet SS7
Hello, I am Kim, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I specialise in helping people who are struggling to cope with chronic conditions such as persistent pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes or life following an accident. It can be difficult to adjust to life with a chronic condition. It is common to feel anxious about the future and low in mood. The desire to return to your previous self or to be different in some way contributes to the struggle. I have worked extensively in the NHS and private practice. My aim is to help you live your best life despite the condition.
Hello, I am Kim, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I specialise in helping people who are struggling to cope with chronic conditions such as persistent pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes or life following an accident. It can be difficult to adjust to life with a chronic condition. It is common to feel anxious about the future and low in mood. The desire to return to your previous self or to be different in some way contributes to the struggle. I have worked extensively in the NHS and private practice. My aim is to help you live your best life despite the condition.
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Photo of Karen Haynes, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Karen Haynes
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hadleigh SS7
I am an Integrative therapist which means I use various therapies and tailor the therapy to your needs, as we all are individuals and I feel an indIvidual approach offers the bespoke service clients require. Some people may respond well to CBT or DBT, others prefer a more Humanistic approach. The Psychodynamic approach works well when looking into our core thoughts and TA works wonders with communication. I work collaboratively with the client to get the best results for you.
I am an Integrative therapist which means I use various therapies and tailor the therapy to your needs, as we all are individuals and I feel an indIvidual approach offers the bespoke service clients require. Some people may respond well to CBT or DBT, others prefer a more Humanistic approach. The Psychodynamic approach works well when looking into our core thoughts and TA works wonders with communication. I work collaboratively with the client to get the best results for you.
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Photo of Jenni Griffiths, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Jenni Griffiths
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Everyone experiences challenges and difficulties at various times in their life and it can be comforting to know that we don’t have to get through it on our own. Sometimes we just need someone impartial and compassionate to just listen to us confidentially and not judge us; to help us express and let go of our feelings and thoughts in a safe space. Other times we need help to make sense of past events or to manage difficult emotions. And then we need to move forwards… so having someone to support us who we already trust, can be really useful to make lasting changes.
Everyone experiences challenges and difficulties at various times in their life and it can be comforting to know that we don’t have to get through it on our own. Sometimes we just need someone impartial and compassionate to just listen to us confidentially and not judge us; to help us express and let go of our feelings and thoughts in a safe space. Other times we need help to make sense of past events or to manage difficult emotions. And then we need to move forwards… so having someone to support us who we already trust, can be really useful to make lasting changes.
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Photo of Piece Together Counselling, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Piece Together Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
At times do you feel overwhelmed by what life throws at you? Is stress making you unable to make decisions? Are you a person who rebukes themselves for making a wrong decision? Are you your own worst critic? Have you noticed that patterns in life are continually repeating themselves? By becoming aware of these cycles, you will be able to prepare yourself with strategies that can break the cycle of repetition that can lead you to becoming empowered in life, taking away the fear of being embarrassed or shamed. I can help you look at making changes and find a way that is customised to support and establish a way forward for.
At times do you feel overwhelmed by what life throws at you? Is stress making you unable to make decisions? Are you a person who rebukes themselves for making a wrong decision? Are you your own worst critic? Have you noticed that patterns in life are continually repeating themselves? By becoming aware of these cycles, you will be able to prepare yourself with strategies that can break the cycle of repetition that can lead you to becoming empowered in life, taking away the fear of being embarrassed or shamed. I can help you look at making changes and find a way that is customised to support and establish a way forward for.
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Photo of Marc Freeman, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Marc Freeman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
If you are finding life difficult, or struggling to understand or change the way you feel, talking to somebody can really help. Sometimes reaching out is the best thing you can do, and it can really help you put things into perspective and learn new ways of coping and dealing with the difficulties in your life. I have linked an example of how I work in this video: https://youtu.be/g4YMqJdPoj0
If you are finding life difficult, or struggling to understand or change the way you feel, talking to somebody can really help. Sometimes reaching out is the best thing you can do, and it can really help you put things into perspective and learn new ways of coping and dealing with the difficulties in your life. I have linked an example of how I work in this video: https://youtu.be/g4YMqJdPoj0
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Photo of Emma Mills, Psychotherapist in South Benfleet, England
Emma Mills
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Leigh-on-Sea SS9
I enjoy working with adults and children who are drawn to working creatively. It is a privilege to work with those who have experienced trauma in their childhood and who want to work through painful and difficult feelings. I believe all of us deserve to be able to enjoy life, free from depression, stress, fear, and anxiety.
I enjoy working with adults and children who are drawn to working creatively. It is a privilege to work with those who have experienced trauma in their childhood and who want to work through painful and difficult feelings. I believe all of us deserve to be able to enjoy life, free from depression, stress, fear, and anxiety.
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Photo of Caroline Philippa Burkett, Psychotherapist in South Benfleet, England
Caroline Philippa Burkett
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Rayleigh SS6
Hello, I am the founder of Sparkle Again Therapy and I specialise in working with women over 40, who aren’t happy with their life right now. Is that you? Maybe you’re feeling down or depressed? And you’re not really sure why, but you know something’s wrong? Perhaps your feeling sad, confused, and you don’t know what to do to start feeling better again, well I can help you. I’m an expert in talking to you, about what’s not working right now in your life, and together we can make changes to get you to where you want to be. I will listen carefully and will be compassionate and kind. I will help you re-discover the true you.
Hello, I am the founder of Sparkle Again Therapy and I specialise in working with women over 40, who aren’t happy with their life right now. Is that you? Maybe you’re feeling down or depressed? And you’re not really sure why, but you know something’s wrong? Perhaps your feeling sad, confused, and you don’t know what to do to start feeling better again, well I can help you. I’m an expert in talking to you, about what’s not working right now in your life, and together we can make changes to get you to where you want to be. I will listen carefully and will be compassionate and kind. I will help you re-discover the true you.
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Photo of Valerie Thompson, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Valerie Thompson
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Canvey Island SS8
I am a couples counsellor / relationship therapist. I focus on helping couples and individuals lead more contented lives. You may feel the spark has gone from your relationship, navigating a new one or not in a relationship at all. No matter what your circumstance, the chances are, if you are reading this, you have concerns about how you’re relating to others. If you're concerned about any of the following issues in your relationship, I may be able to help you: trust and jealousy, intimacy, family relationships, communication, self-esteem, infidelity, understanding each other, depression and anxiety, separation and divorce.
I am a couples counsellor / relationship therapist. I focus on helping couples and individuals lead more contented lives. You may feel the spark has gone from your relationship, navigating a new one or not in a relationship at all. No matter what your circumstance, the chances are, if you are reading this, you have concerns about how you’re relating to others. If you're concerned about any of the following issues in your relationship, I may be able to help you: trust and jealousy, intimacy, family relationships, communication, self-esteem, infidelity, understanding each other, depression and anxiety, separation and divorce.
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Photo of Sian Elizabeth Hines, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Sian Elizabeth Hines
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Benfleet SS7
I can help you to reach the potential that you want and deserve to reach by helping you to understand your past, present and future. To help you to work through relationship problems, self esteem issues or letting go of the past. To enable you to see past blocks and obstacles so that you can control, minimise and eliminate any anxieties. To work with the negative emotions that you feel so that you can identify quickly what your emotions are telling you and then challenge them so that they do not control you. To magnify the positives and build on them for complete self confidence.
I can help you to reach the potential that you want and deserve to reach by helping you to understand your past, present and future. To help you to work through relationship problems, self esteem issues or letting go of the past. To enable you to see past blocks and obstacles so that you can control, minimise and eliminate any anxieties. To work with the negative emotions that you feel so that you can identify quickly what your emotions are telling you and then challenge them so that they do not control you. To magnify the positives and build on them for complete self confidence.
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Photo of Steffie Myall Therapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in South Benfleet, England
Steffie Myall Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Benfleet SS7
Hello. I understand first-hand how difficult it can be to make that first step of reaching out for help, and I’m so glad that you are here. It may be that you have experienced events in the past that are impacting your life now, or are currently going through some dark times, and need support in navigating your way through? Perhaps you have been feeling anxious or depressed and just want to feel better? Or are there changes in your life that you are struggling with? You might know exactly what you need to work through…or you may not understand exactly what is going on, but you know something just doesn't feel right. I can help.
Hello. I understand first-hand how difficult it can be to make that first step of reaching out for help, and I’m so glad that you are here. It may be that you have experienced events in the past that are impacting your life now, or are currently going through some dark times, and need support in navigating your way through? Perhaps you have been feeling anxious or depressed and just want to feel better? Or are there changes in your life that you are struggling with? You might know exactly what you need to work through…or you may not understand exactly what is going on, but you know something just doesn't feel right. I can help.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in South Benfleet

< 10

Counsellors in South Benfleet who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Bereavement
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Divorce
75% Anger Management

Average years in practice

21 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in South Benfleet see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in South Benfleet?

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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.