Counselling in South Woodham Ferrers

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Angela Boden
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
South Woodham Ferrers CM3
My experience in secondary schools working with children and young people has given me an understanding of how challenging life can be for our children. Often parents/carers find themselves feeling helpless as they see their child experience anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, isolation, suicidal ideation... I have been a practicing counsellor for children and young people in schools, agency settings and in private practice for over 5 years. My specialist qualification is in children and young people and I am an accredited member of the BACP demonstrating a higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
My experience in secondary schools working with children and young people has given me an understanding of how challenging life can be for our children. Often parents/carers find themselves feeling helpless as they see their child experience anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, isolation, suicidal ideation... I have been a practicing counsellor for children and young people in schools, agency settings and in private practice for over 5 years. My specialist qualification is in children and young people and I am an accredited member of the BACP demonstrating a higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
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Louise Christie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
South Woodham Ferrers CM3
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, which means I may use more than one approach to your therapy. I have experience working with individuals of all ages including adolescents within a local secondary school and have supported victims suffering from Domestic Abuse and Social Isolation. I have successfully worked with men, women and families who present with numerous issues ranging from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, abuse and difficult relationships to bereavement & loss, to name a few. You may not even recognise what's wrong, you just know you need to address it.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, which means I may use more than one approach to your therapy. I have experience working with individuals of all ages including adolescents within a local secondary school and have supported victims suffering from Domestic Abuse and Social Isolation. I have successfully worked with men, women and families who present with numerous issues ranging from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, abuse and difficult relationships to bereavement & loss, to name a few. You may not even recognise what's wrong, you just know you need to address it.
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The Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Woodham Ferrers CM3
I work with many issues from anxiety & depression, to grief & loneliness. My specialities lie in relationships. This may be in the form of couples or marriage counselling or it may be an individual coming to therapy to talk about the key relationships in their lives. This could be past relationships, family, current relationships or maybe even future relationships? I will help you to understand your attachment style, communication on ways of relating to others. I will help you to see your life from many different angles and help you to challenge your own preconceived ideas of your limitations.
I work with many issues from anxiety & depression, to grief & loneliness. My specialities lie in relationships. This may be in the form of couples or marriage counselling or it may be an individual coming to therapy to talk about the key relationships in their lives. This could be past relationships, family, current relationships or maybe even future relationships? I will help you to understand your attachment style, communication on ways of relating to others. I will help you to see your life from many different angles and help you to challenge your own preconceived ideas of your limitations.
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Jane Bishop
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Woodham Ferrers CM3
Your story matters: Welcome. I imagine you are reading this because you or someone you know is experiencing something difficult right now. Finding a therapist can be daunting, with so much choice, but your decision to look for therapy is the first step. I want to help support anyone who’s struggling with life, no matter who you are, where you're from or what you're going through.
Your story matters: Welcome. I imagine you are reading this because you or someone you know is experiencing something difficult right now. Finding a therapist can be daunting, with so much choice, but your decision to look for therapy is the first step. I want to help support anyone who’s struggling with life, no matter who you are, where you're from or what you're going through.
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Helen Stapley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
South Woodham Ferrers CM3
I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor offering support to children and young people. I have experience and have helped people facing difficult issues such as depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, feelings of self-harm, school refusal, anxiety and relationship issues amongst others. I offer a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can come to be listened to and supported in making sense of what is troubling you, so that you can move forward with an increased sense of self-confidence and contentment.
I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor offering support to children and young people. I have experience and have helped people facing difficult issues such as depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, feelings of self-harm, school refusal, anxiety and relationship issues amongst others. I offer a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can come to be listened to and supported in making sense of what is troubling you, so that you can move forward with an increased sense of self-confidence and contentment.
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Nursac Durmus
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
South Woodham Ferrers CM3
I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist with experience in both NHS and private practice. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the link between what you do, what you think and how you feel. Unfortunately, life presents us with difficulties and usually we are able to cope well on our own with these situations. There are occasions, when for whatever reason, we need help from someone else, which is usually a friend,colleague or family member. Sometimes, however, you might find you have no one to turn to or talking to a friend or loved one seems too difficult, painful or just too complicated.
I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist with experience in both NHS and private practice. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the link between what you do, what you think and how you feel. Unfortunately, life presents us with difficulties and usually we are able to cope well on our own with these situations. There are occasions, when for whatever reason, we need help from someone else, which is usually a friend,colleague or family member. Sometimes, however, you might find you have no one to turn to or talking to a friend or loved one seems too difficult, painful or just too complicated.
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Dr Chancy Marsh CPsychol
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South Woodham Ferrers CM3
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with 15 years experience in mental health. Whilst working in the NHS, I have set up The Sycamore Private Practice so that people outside of mental health services can access support. I have worked with people, who have benefited from making sense of difficult or/and frightening experiences, improving their mood or lowering anxiety. If you would like a safe place in order to understand more about what is going on for you, or perhaps have specific areas that need a focus, we can do this together and at a pace that suits you. I have listed my areas of expertise and experience as a guide for you.
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with 15 years experience in mental health. Whilst working in the NHS, I have set up The Sycamore Private Practice so that people outside of mental health services can access support. I have worked with people, who have benefited from making sense of difficult or/and frightening experiences, improving their mood or lowering anxiety. If you would like a safe place in order to understand more about what is going on for you, or perhaps have specific areas that need a focus, we can do this together and at a pace that suits you. I have listed my areas of expertise and experience as a guide for you.
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Carol Townsend
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
South Woodham Ferrers CM3
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Amy Wright
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
I have 20 years experience working within the NHS, 10 years as a registered Mental Health Nurse and 10 years as a CBT Therapist. As a CBT Therapist I have worked within Primary care, with Anxiety disorders including PTSD, Generalised Anxiety, OCD, Panic, Phobias and also mood disorders. Within secondary care I specialised working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems such as Psychosis and Bi Polar disorder. Due to my experience within mental health I am able to adapt to the needs of a wide range of people, offering a safe space to explore and help you work through your difficulties.
I have 20 years experience working within the NHS, 10 years as a registered Mental Health Nurse and 10 years as a CBT Therapist. As a CBT Therapist I have worked within Primary care, with Anxiety disorders including PTSD, Generalised Anxiety, OCD, Panic, Phobias and also mood disorders. Within secondary care I specialised working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems such as Psychosis and Bi Polar disorder. Due to my experience within mental health I am able to adapt to the needs of a wide range of people, offering a safe space to explore and help you work through your difficulties.
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Leanne Pitts
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
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Think Feel Act (Carl Kim)
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
There are times in our lives when we're not OK, when we believe that no one understands our struggles, that we alone should fix them, or that things will never change. But it needn't be like this. I specialise in supporting people experiencing: various forms of anxiety (including social, health, stress, work-place) • low-mood and depression • effects of trauma • low self-esteem • addictions and substance dependency • relationship issues. I can help change your limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can make sense of your past experiences, find new perspectives, cope with present struggles, and regain your confidence.
There are times in our lives when we're not OK, when we believe that no one understands our struggles, that we alone should fix them, or that things will never change. But it needn't be like this. I specialise in supporting people experiencing: various forms of anxiety (including social, health, stress, work-place) • low-mood and depression • effects of trauma • low self-esteem • addictions and substance dependency • relationship issues. I can help change your limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can make sense of your past experiences, find new perspectives, cope with present struggles, and regain your confidence.
01245 945138 View 01245 945138
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Sarah MacLean
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Hi. My name is Dr. Sarah MacLean. I’m a highly trained and experienced Clinical Psychologist providing a professional psychology service based in Chelmsford, Essex and also online. I work with people with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties including but not limited to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis, personality disorder, relationship and interpersonal difficulties. Within my practice, I will work collaboratively with you in order to help you understand your difficulties and distress and help you find relief and make the changes towards the life you seek.
Hi. My name is Dr. Sarah MacLean. I’m a highly trained and experienced Clinical Psychologist providing a professional psychology service based in Chelmsford, Essex and also online. I work with people with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties including but not limited to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis, personality disorder, relationship and interpersonal difficulties. Within my practice, I will work collaboratively with you in order to help you understand your difficulties and distress and help you find relief and make the changes towards the life you seek.
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Chris Shepherd
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Do you often feel sad, nervous or worthless? Do you wonder if you matter to anyone or to yourself? Do you feel lonely even when you have friends or family around you? Or do you feel haunted by something in your past? You are not alone. Many people face these inner struggles, and they can make you feel like you don't belong anywhere but I have learned, both from my work and my own life, that these challenges are part of being human. Life can be overwhelming at times, we may face problems like anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, relationships or trauma. this can be too hard to cope with and we may need some help.
Do you often feel sad, nervous or worthless? Do you wonder if you matter to anyone or to yourself? Do you feel lonely even when you have friends or family around you? Or do you feel haunted by something in your past? You are not alone. Many people face these inner struggles, and they can make you feel like you don't belong anywhere but I have learned, both from my work and my own life, that these challenges are part of being human. Life can be overwhelming at times, we may face problems like anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, relationships or trauma. this can be too hard to cope with and we may need some help.
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Katie Carter
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor. I trained Integratively, which means I use a range of different theories and modalities to support my clients depending on what you need. It might be that you want to look at events from your past that you feel are holding you back or it might be that you want to concentrate on what is going on for you in the here and now, we can do either or both. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues and can help support you by offering space for you to work through whatever it is that you are struggling with right now.
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor. I trained Integratively, which means I use a range of different theories and modalities to support my clients depending on what you need. It might be that you want to look at events from your past that you feel are holding you back or it might be that you want to concentrate on what is going on for you in the here and now, we can do either or both. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues and can help support you by offering space for you to work through whatever it is that you are struggling with right now.
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Counselling with Angela
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
It's OK to not be OK. Whatever you're going through, counselling can help. We all have a past, a present, and a future. Our past can affect our present and our present can affect our future. Whether your past is causing issues here and now, or if you are currently experiencing difficulties now that may affect your future, you are not alone. I am trained and qualified in various techniques and use an integrative approach - using a combination of techniques, tailored to meet the needs of each individual. This is the most effective way to get positive results.
It's OK to not be OK. Whatever you're going through, counselling can help. We all have a past, a present, and a future. Our past can affect our present and our present can affect our future. Whether your past is causing issues here and now, or if you are currently experiencing difficulties now that may affect your future, you are not alone. I am trained and qualified in various techniques and use an integrative approach - using a combination of techniques, tailored to meet the needs of each individual. This is the most effective way to get positive results.
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Jane Ford
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hatfield Peverel CM3
Hi, I’m an integrative therapist working in the Chelmsford area but I also offer remote sessions. I work with children, adolescents and adults supporting them through a range of difficulties they may be experiencing including anxiety, low mood, relationship issues or trauma. My role as therapist, is to help individuals develop their own understanding of their situation to help them manage their difficulties more effectively.
Hi, I’m an integrative therapist working in the Chelmsford area but I also offer remote sessions. I work with children, adolescents and adults supporting them through a range of difficulties they may be experiencing including anxiety, low mood, relationship issues or trauma. My role as therapist, is to help individuals develop their own understanding of their situation to help them manage their difficulties more effectively.
01245 945798 View 01245 945798
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Dr Heidi King Emdr And Cat
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
We all struggle sometimes and need a little help. As a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR & CAT Therapist, not to mention a human being(!) I'd like to walk alongside you. Are difficult memories, unhelpful behaviours and lots of emotions getting in the way of living the life you would like to? Are you, at times, overwhelmed with feelings of shame, anxiety or sadness? I understand the exhaustion. Looking back together at past experiences of trauma, whether these be events or within relationships, I have hope that we can understand these current patterns and work out a plan together to carve out a life worth living.
We all struggle sometimes and need a little help. As a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR & CAT Therapist, not to mention a human being(!) I'd like to walk alongside you. Are difficult memories, unhelpful behaviours and lots of emotions getting in the way of living the life you would like to? Are you, at times, overwhelmed with feelings of shame, anxiety or sadness? I understand the exhaustion. Looking back together at past experiences of trauma, whether these be events or within relationships, I have hope that we can understand these current patterns and work out a plan together to carve out a life worth living.
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Carol Termezi
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Danbury CM3
I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist. I provide therapy for adults, teenagers and children. When working with younger children the alliance made between myself and parents/carers is an important part of the process ; enabling improved relationships and greater understanding. I provide my clients with an empathic and non judgemental space in which they can discuss their life challenges; from ongoing personal struggles to sudden situations of crisis. Counselling also creates a time for you to get to know yourself better, to reflect upon personal experiences and to find the answers and solutions that are right for you.
I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist. I provide therapy for adults, teenagers and children. When working with younger children the alliance made between myself and parents/carers is an important part of the process ; enabling improved relationships and greater understanding. I provide my clients with an empathic and non judgemental space in which they can discuss their life challenges; from ongoing personal struggles to sudden situations of crisis. Counselling also creates a time for you to get to know yourself better, to reflect upon personal experiences and to find the answers and solutions that are right for you.
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Ayfer Kamat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and offer therapy to adults and young people (min. age 18). My core belief is that everyone is capable and deserving of positive change in their life. I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities. I find that, just as each individual is unique, so too is the therapeutic experience. I am able to tailor these techniques to meet your individual needs. The therapeutic relationship is very much an alliance; one in which we can work collectively to explore your sense of self and empower you to gain the tools and awareness you need to make positive changes in your life.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and offer therapy to adults and young people (min. age 18). My core belief is that everyone is capable and deserving of positive change in their life. I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities. I find that, just as each individual is unique, so too is the therapeutic experience. I am able to tailor these techniques to meet your individual needs. The therapeutic relationship is very much an alliance; one in which we can work collectively to explore your sense of self and empower you to gain the tools and awareness you need to make positive changes in your life.
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The Willow Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Fully qualified Psychotherapy and Counselling practice, specialising in Individual and Couple Therapy. We support clients to facilitate change, overcome distress and look at old patterns of behaviour. The sessions provided will enable you to understand and choose to think differently about your life and help you to alleviate stress, anxiety and so much more ............Qualifications and training are vital to show we abide by high standards of care and ability which are verified by MSc degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (from 2003) as well being a Certified Transactional Analysis (4 years in training Est. 2007).
Fully qualified Psychotherapy and Counselling practice, specialising in Individual and Couple Therapy. We support clients to facilitate change, overcome distress and look at old patterns of behaviour. The sessions provided will enable you to understand and choose to think differently about your life and help you to alleviate stress, anxiety and so much more ............Qualifications and training are vital to show we abide by high standards of care and ability which are verified by MSc degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (from 2003) as well being a Certified Transactional Analysis (4 years in training Est. 2007).
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in South Woodham Ferrers

< 10

Counsellors in South Woodham Ferrers who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Bereavement
88% Divorce
88% Domestic Violence

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% AXA PPP
100% Vitality
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in South Woodham Ferrers see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in South Woodham Ferrers?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.