Counselling in Speldhurst

Photo of Susie Flashman Jarvis, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Susie Flashman Jarvis
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Speldhurst TN3
My 20 years experience as an accredited counsellor adds a depth to my coaching that ensures that clients know that they are in a safe pair of hands. Clients from all walks of life work with me. Senior executives, both men and women. Lawyers and those in Human Resources. Business owners. Individuals seeking to improve and understand their thoughts and actions, who want to live in a more purposeful way. Those who feel out of kilter with their true selves and do not understand their core values. Life can be complex and having as safe space to make goals and find a new way forward can be life changing.
My 20 years experience as an accredited counsellor adds a depth to my coaching that ensures that clients know that they are in a safe pair of hands. Clients from all walks of life work with me. Senior executives, both men and women. Lawyers and those in Human Resources. Business owners. Individuals seeking to improve and understand their thoughts and actions, who want to live in a more purposeful way. Those who feel out of kilter with their true selves and do not understand their core values. Life can be complex and having as safe space to make goals and find a new way forward can be life changing.
01732 927265 View 01732 927265
Photo of Hazel Mouls, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Hazel Mouls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Speldhurst TN3
I am an experienced, Humanistic counsellor, practising from a central location in Tunbridge Wells. There may be a number of reasons why you are looking for counselling. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, having relationship issues, trying to process a loss or change or simply be struggling to cope. Whatever the issues you are facing, I provide a warm. supportive and confidential relationship in which you can explore your feelings and current difficulties, look at any unhelpful patterns of thought or behaviour and find better ways to manage the issues that you are facing.
I am an experienced, Humanistic counsellor, practising from a central location in Tunbridge Wells. There may be a number of reasons why you are looking for counselling. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, having relationship issues, trying to process a loss or change or simply be struggling to cope. Whatever the issues you are facing, I provide a warm. supportive and confidential relationship in which you can explore your feelings and current difficulties, look at any unhelpful patterns of thought or behaviour and find better ways to manage the issues that you are facing.
01732 496382 View 01732 496382
Photo of Katherine Taylor, Psychotherapist in Speldhurst, England
Katherine Taylor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Speldhurst TN3
Katherine is a specialised Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Nutritionist. Katherine's private practice offers support for a range of mental health challenges such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. Katherine practices holistically, combining her knowledge of nutrition and evidence-based psychotherapy to offer a unique and highly effective experience for her clients. Katherine is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Katherine is a specialised Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Nutritionist. Katherine's private practice offers support for a range of mental health challenges such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. Katherine practices holistically, combining her knowledge of nutrition and evidence-based psychotherapy to offer a unique and highly effective experience for her clients. Katherine is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
020 3835 3017 View 020 3835 3017
Photo of Katya Jezzard-Puyraud, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Katya Jezzard-Puyraud
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Speldhurst TN3
I’m a qualified integrative counsellor & mindfulness instructor. I am passionate about working with women and men who are depressed and anxious, and those that have experienced loss, sexual abuse or domestic violence. My aim is for you to feel heard and accepted. This may be the first time you've spoken to anyone about what you're going through, so I offer a place to process your experiences, helping you to gently come to terms with the feelings you are facing. Our sessions will allow you to understand how your experiences have affected your feelings, behaviour and relationships, providing you with coping strategies for the future.
I’m a qualified integrative counsellor & mindfulness instructor. I am passionate about working with women and men who are depressed and anxious, and those that have experienced loss, sexual abuse or domestic violence. My aim is for you to feel heard and accepted. This may be the first time you've spoken to anyone about what you're going through, so I offer a place to process your experiences, helping you to gently come to terms with the feelings you are facing. Our sessions will allow you to understand how your experiences have affected your feelings, behaviour and relationships, providing you with coping strategies for the future.
01892 362247 View 01892 362247

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Lisa Hounslow, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Lisa Hounslow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
As a woman, do you put other people's needs above your own and find it difficult to say no? Maybe it's hard to say how you really feel or to ask for what you need? Do you find being nice all the time and avoiding upsetting anyone could be taking it’s toll, especially when you already feel stressed and overwhelmed by the many roles and relationships in your life? I wonder what life would look like if you felt calmer and more confident in yourself? How would it change your personal relationships and your life in general? What would it feel like to be able to voice what it is you want? It's certainly challenging being a woman today.
As a woman, do you put other people's needs above your own and find it difficult to say no? Maybe it's hard to say how you really feel or to ask for what you need? Do you find being nice all the time and avoiding upsetting anyone could be taking it’s toll, especially when you already feel stressed and overwhelmed by the many roles and relationships in your life? I wonder what life would look like if you felt calmer and more confident in yourself? How would it change your personal relationships and your life in general? What would it feel like to be able to voice what it is you want? It's certainly challenging being a woman today.
01732 904054 View 01732 904054
Photo of Fergus Ross, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Fergus Ross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN4
I work with you; your experiences, feelings, concerns, anxieties, challenges, hopes, and potential. My approach helps you to recognise when feelings are out of balance with experiences and make changes accordingly. My work aims to help you find a way that you can understand and use to navigate life's challenges through working relationally to better understand your own potential. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I worked in executive and leadership positions helping me to understand the struggles and stress associated with a demanding and insecure workplace.
I work with you; your experiences, feelings, concerns, anxieties, challenges, hopes, and potential. My approach helps you to recognise when feelings are out of balance with experiences and make changes accordingly. My work aims to help you find a way that you can understand and use to navigate life's challenges through working relationally to better understand your own potential. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I worked in executive and leadership positions helping me to understand the struggles and stress associated with a demanding and insecure workplace.
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Photo of Paula Aguiriano, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Paula Aguiriano
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tunbridge Wells TN4
I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor working exclusively with adolescents aged 12 to 25. My approach is rooted in promoting mental health and wellbeing by harnessing creative arts, psychoeducation, and talk therapy. These methods are grounded in a framework informed by neuroscience, attachment theory, and the therapeutic relationship. My integrative approach means that I adapt my methods to each young person's unique personality, concerns, and preferences, drawing from a diverse range of theories.
I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor working exclusively with adolescents aged 12 to 25. My approach is rooted in promoting mental health and wellbeing by harnessing creative arts, psychoeducation, and talk therapy. These methods are grounded in a framework informed by neuroscience, attachment theory, and the therapeutic relationship. My integrative approach means that I adapt my methods to each young person's unique personality, concerns, and preferences, drawing from a diverse range of theories.
01892 362401 View 01892 362401
Photo of Helena Prentice, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Helena Prentice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN3
Hello, my name is Helena Prentice (Dip.Psych.Couns.MBACP) and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am insured and hold an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate. Prior to running my private practice, Enlightened Minds Therapy, I worked within an NHS setting providing therapy to adults and children. I have worked within a cancer care support centre, helping those bereaved, going through treatment and the terminally ill and I have also provided voluntary support within a substance abuse residential rehabilitation facility,
Hello, my name is Helena Prentice (Dip.Psych.Couns.MBACP) and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am insured and hold an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate. Prior to running my private practice, Enlightened Minds Therapy, I worked within an NHS setting providing therapy to adults and children. I have worked within a cancer care support centre, helping those bereaved, going through treatment and the terminally ill and I have also provided voluntary support within a substance abuse residential rehabilitation facility,
01892 351026 View 01892 351026
Photo of Rebecca Flintham, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Rebecca Flintham
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, as well low self-esteem and procrastination are some of the main issues I help clients with. Deciding to see a therapist takes courage, it's a leap of faith and it is a really positive step towards starting to feel better. Together we work out what needs to change so you can feel happier in yourself and in your relationships . We find the tools you need to deal with what's happening now and the space to explore your past and what you want for your future.
Anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, as well low self-esteem and procrastination are some of the main issues I help clients with. Deciding to see a therapist takes courage, it's a leap of faith and it is a really positive step towards starting to feel better. Together we work out what needs to change so you can feel happier in yourself and in your relationships . We find the tools you need to deal with what's happening now and the space to explore your past and what you want for your future.
01722 444021 View 01722 444021
Photo of Liza Waller, Psychotherapist in Speldhurst, England
Liza Waller
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
I am a UKCP reg integrative body psychotherapist and supervisor with 30 years counselling and psychotherapy experience working in a variety of contexts. I work with a wide range of approaches for issues relating to body heart mind. It may be that something has happened and you feel in some kind of crisis right now. Or you are aware of feeling stuck while wanting to make changes . Maybe you feel issues from your past are impinging on the present. All our feelings are experienced in the body and affect the whole of us, body heart mind spirit. For more about my particular approach and work see my website www.lizawaller.co.uk.
I am a UKCP reg integrative body psychotherapist and supervisor with 30 years counselling and psychotherapy experience working in a variety of contexts. I work with a wide range of approaches for issues relating to body heart mind. It may be that something has happened and you feel in some kind of crisis right now. Or you are aware of feeling stuck while wanting to make changes . Maybe you feel issues from your past are impinging on the present. All our feelings are experienced in the body and affect the whole of us, body heart mind spirit. For more about my particular approach and work see my website www.lizawaller.co.uk.
01424 236655 View 01424 236655
Photo of Aira Psychology, Psychologist in Speldhurst, England
Aira Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
0121 803 9271 View 0121 803 9271
Photo of Richard Bamford Therapy, Psychotherapist in Speldhurst, England
Richard Bamford Therapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Hello! I'm Richard. You may have arrived here as you may be experiencing some distress or navigating a specific struggle and are hoping to find some clarity in what’s going on for you. We all experience difficulties occasionally and life can be challenging sometimes. Finding a therapist that is right for you is key, particularly because mutually nourishing relationships with others are essential for your emotional wellbeing. It is normal and healthy to seek support because we don’t have to face any issue alone. It’s okay to want to find the missing piece of your puzzle.
Hello! I'm Richard. You may have arrived here as you may be experiencing some distress or navigating a specific struggle and are hoping to find some clarity in what’s going on for you. We all experience difficulties occasionally and life can be challenging sometimes. Finding a therapist that is right for you is key, particularly because mutually nourishing relationships with others are essential for your emotional wellbeing. It is normal and healthy to seek support because we don’t have to face any issue alone. It’s okay to want to find the missing piece of your puzzle.
01892 800702 View 01892 800702
Photo of Storyworks Therapy Centre, Psychotherapist in Speldhurst, England
Storyworks Therapy Centre
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1  (Online Only)
Creative psychotherapy helps people think, feel and express themselves in a less guarded way. I see individuals, couples, children and families and run retreats in the south of France. I am based near Chiddingfold, Haselmere and Godalming. Through a more playful approach you are helped to feel more at ease. When facing problems it is often difficult to express ourselves in a solely verbal way as unconscious defences can inhibit real engagement with therapy and therefore can fall short of reflecting our true feelings. Psychotherapy has adapted by integrating techniques that draw on creativity.
Creative psychotherapy helps people think, feel and express themselves in a less guarded way. I see individuals, couples, children and families and run retreats in the south of France. I am based near Chiddingfold, Haselmere and Godalming. Through a more playful approach you are helped to feel more at ease. When facing problems it is often difficult to express ourselves in a solely verbal way as unconscious defences can inhibit real engagement with therapy and therefore can fall short of reflecting our true feelings. Psychotherapy has adapted by integrating techniques that draw on creativity.
07481 360176 View 07481 360176
Photo of ImpactWellbeing Counselling, Supervision, Training in Speldhurst, England
ImpactWellbeing Counselling, Supervision, Training
DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Any of us can feel stuck, sad, lost and seemingly unable to move forward. Making sense of these feelings is critical to our both physical and emotional wellbeing. Impact Wellbeing works with you :an individual, a group, a team to explore ways to positively impact your world. Something small can appear to have led to a spiralling out of control by you /someone you care for /work with; you may feel unable to understand why someone self harms ; making sense of why someone took or tried to take their life by suicide, and there are few places to go to; we are here to help you make sense. What impacts your wellbeing matters.
Any of us can feel stuck, sad, lost and seemingly unable to move forward. Making sense of these feelings is critical to our both physical and emotional wellbeing. Impact Wellbeing works with you :an individual, a group, a team to explore ways to positively impact your world. Something small can appear to have led to a spiralling out of control by you /someone you care for /work with; you may feel unable to understand why someone self harms ; making sense of why someone took or tried to take their life by suicide, and there are few places to go to; we are here to help you make sense. What impacts your wellbeing matters.
01892 352214 View 01892 352214
Photo of Downs Counselling Services, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Downs Counselling Services
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
01323 914807 View 01323 914807
Photo of Donna Oniell, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Donna Oniell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Hi, my name is Donna and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am aware how challenging searching for the right therapist can be. I am a fully qualified therapist and a member of the BACP. We can work together to build a trusting relationship, where you can be your true self and explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. Together we can enhance your personal growth or look at habits that no longer serve you. We can look at new ways of being, exploring your challenges or pain you may be suffering or feeling stuck. Together we can move towards a healthier way of coping and moving forward.
Hi, my name is Donna and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am aware how challenging searching for the right therapist can be. I am a fully qualified therapist and a member of the BACP. We can work together to build a trusting relationship, where you can be your true self and explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. Together we can enhance your personal growth or look at habits that no longer serve you. We can look at new ways of being, exploring your challenges or pain you may be suffering or feeling stuck. Together we can move towards a healthier way of coping and moving forward.
01342 645391 View 01342 645391
Photo of Yvonne Wood, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Yvonne Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tunbridge Wells TN2
Hello, my name is Yvonne and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. I am warm and empathetic and I fully support mental health well-being, self-awareness, and personal self-development. My philosophy is that you are an individual with life experiences unique to you. I believe you are the expert on yourself and offer you a safe and confidential space in which you can express yourself in a setting where you are truly heard. If you would like an informal chat please email me.
Hello, my name is Yvonne and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. I am warm and empathetic and I fully support mental health well-being, self-awareness, and personal self-development. My philosophy is that you are an individual with life experiences unique to you. I believe you are the expert on yourself and offer you a safe and confidential space in which you can express yourself in a setting where you are truly heard. If you would like an informal chat please email me.
01273 092166 View 01273 092166
Photo of Niall Crawley-Moore, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Niall Crawley-Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eridge TN3
Hello and welcome. I understand that making the decision to come into therapy can be daunting; it can seem almost like a formal acknowledgment that things in your life are not exactly as you would like them. Despite the emotional challenges involved in reaching out for support, the acknowledgment of your problems can be the first step in solving them.
Hello and welcome. I understand that making the decision to come into therapy can be daunting; it can seem almost like a formal acknowledgment that things in your life are not exactly as you would like them. Despite the emotional challenges involved in reaching out for support, the acknowledgment of your problems can be the first step in solving them.
01892 805014 View 01892 805014
Photo of Nicola Farrugia, Counsellor in Speldhurst, England
Nicola Farrugia
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2  (Online Only)
I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy and I work with adults and young people age 13+. I specialise in working with people’s relationship with food, which includes supporting those with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and night eating disorder, amongst others. I also work with loved ones of those struggling with an eating disorder. I offer coaching for those who would like to explore their eating patterns or to manage their obesity which involves supporting you to make lifestyle changes as well as promoting healthful behaviours.
I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy and I work with adults and young people age 13+. I specialise in working with people’s relationship with food, which includes supporting those with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and night eating disorder, amongst others. I also work with loved ones of those struggling with an eating disorder. I offer coaching for those who would like to explore their eating patterns or to manage their obesity which involves supporting you to make lifestyle changes as well as promoting healthful behaviours.
01892 481886 View 01892 481886
Photo of Elizabeth Dunn - Eating Disorder Recovery, Psychologist in Speldhurst, England
Elizabeth Dunn - Eating Disorder Recovery
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tunbridge Wells TN1  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
01323 403370 View 01323 403370

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Speldhurst

< 10

Counsellors in Speldhurst who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Eating Disorders
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Speldhurst see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Speldhurst?

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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.