Counselling in Stanley

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Peter Carter Psychosexual Therapist
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Stanley DH9  (Online Only)
My aim is to provide a high-quality, specialist service to men struggling with problem sexual behaviours, including problematic sex use, pornography consumption, drug-linked sexual behaviours (chemsex or party-drugs), moral or ethical conflicts over the types of sex (fantasy, BDSM or visiting sex workers), the breaking of relationship boundaries (affairs or infidelity) or resulting legal and financial problems. I am a professionally qualified, registered and accredited sex therapist, dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and improve your sexual health, self-identity & well-being.
My aim is to provide a high-quality, specialist service to men struggling with problem sexual behaviours, including problematic sex use, pornography consumption, drug-linked sexual behaviours (chemsex or party-drugs), moral or ethical conflicts over the types of sex (fantasy, BDSM or visiting sex workers), the breaking of relationship boundaries (affairs or infidelity) or resulting legal and financial problems. I am a professionally qualified, registered and accredited sex therapist, dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and improve your sexual health, self-identity & well-being.

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Joe Roe
Verified Verified
Ravenshead NG15
Get back your mojo with Joe Roe (she/her) The Mental Health Coach. Shifting you from anxiety and stress to calm, confident and happiness. Using a beautiful blend of coaching & NLP, working together to move you forward to achieve your goals with your mental health wealth, goal clarity, self belief, motivation, work, relationships and life style choices, cleaning up memories and phobias. Over 20 years coaching experience and 7 years in own private practice successfully coaching people just like you to live a calm, confident and happy life, full of purpose.
Get back your mojo with Joe Roe (she/her) The Mental Health Coach. Shifting you from anxiety and stress to calm, confident and happiness. Using a beautiful blend of coaching & NLP, working together to move you forward to achieve your goals with your mental health wealth, goal clarity, self belief, motivation, work, relationships and life style choices, cleaning up memories and phobias. Over 20 years coaching experience and 7 years in own private practice successfully coaching people just like you to live a calm, confident and happy life, full of purpose.
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Laurie May Atkinson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist and taking part in counselling can be a stressful process. You may be wish to work on a specific issue, event or problem in your life, or perhaps you are negotiating a major change or period of anxiety or depression. I believe everyone has the innate capacity to reach their full potential, but sometimes difficult experiences and relationships can stifle growth. I offer you a safe, empathic, and reflective space in which to negotiate blocks in your life, develop your self-esteem, and give you the confidence to follow your path.
Finding a therapist and taking part in counselling can be a stressful process. You may be wish to work on a specific issue, event or problem in your life, or perhaps you are negotiating a major change or period of anxiety or depression. I believe everyone has the innate capacity to reach their full potential, but sometimes difficult experiences and relationships can stifle growth. I offer you a safe, empathic, and reflective space in which to negotiate blocks in your life, develop your self-esteem, and give you the confidence to follow your path.
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Donna Cooper
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG2
Hello, I’m Donna. I am a Holistic Psychotherapist who is passionate about providing a service that is able to tailor therapy to the needs of the individual. During my time working as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, I have become increasingly aware of the need to adopt a flexible and more inclusive way of offering therapy. With the aim of offering you a person-centred approach to your therapy journey, I have completed training in a variety of disciplines and therapies. Each therapy can be accessed as a stand-alone treatment or as part of a tailored treatment plan.
Hello, I’m Donna. I am a Holistic Psychotherapist who is passionate about providing a service that is able to tailor therapy to the needs of the individual. During my time working as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, I have become increasingly aware of the need to adopt a flexible and more inclusive way of offering therapy. With the aim of offering you a person-centred approach to your therapy journey, I have completed training in a variety of disciplines and therapies. Each therapy can be accessed as a stand-alone treatment or as part of a tailored treatment plan.
01332 215457 View 01332 215457
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Tracey Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE21
Hi I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working in the Derby area. I have over 30 years experience working within Forensic and Mental Health Services both within the public and voluntary sector including Civil Service and the NHS. I hold an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy however I have extensive CPD training, which I integrate within my practice including Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Group Analysis and in more recent years with the expansion in neuroscience research I have trained in Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM).
Hi I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working in the Derby area. I have over 30 years experience working within Forensic and Mental Health Services both within the public and voluntary sector including Civil Service and the NHS. I hold an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy however I have extensive CPD training, which I integrate within my practice including Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Group Analysis and in more recent years with the expansion in neuroscience research I have trained in Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM).
07889 510099 View 07889 510099
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Katie Hewston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE22  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist and CBT Supervisor. I have a particular interest in working with Trauma, low self-esteem and personality difficulties. I am trained and offer Trauma Focused Therapy for PTSD and Complex Trauma. My interpersonal approach is warm, genuine and kind. I am a human being and aware that we all can struggle at times in our lives and need a helping hand! Please feel free to contact me via email if you would like to know more (katiehewston@gmail.com)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist and CBT Supervisor. I have a particular interest in working with Trauma, low self-esteem and personality difficulties. I am trained and offer Trauma Focused Therapy for PTSD and Complex Trauma. My interpersonal approach is warm, genuine and kind. I am a human being and aware that we all can struggle at times in our lives and need a helping hand! Please feel free to contact me via email if you would like to know more (katiehewston@gmail.com)
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James Palfreyman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ripley DE5
Do you ever feel like a spectator in your own life? Maybe you feel stuck in a pattern of behaviour and don't know how to change it? Do you feel less deserving of the life you desire than everybody else? If this sounds like you and you are ready to explore it further, then get in touch. I have a keen interest in identity, how we see ourselves, and how we see ourselves in relation to others. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work through your issues or concerns at your own pace, focussing on your own personal goals. This is your time!
Do you ever feel like a spectator in your own life? Maybe you feel stuck in a pattern of behaviour and don't know how to change it? Do you feel less deserving of the life you desire than everybody else? If this sounds like you and you are ready to explore it further, then get in touch. I have a keen interest in identity, how we see ourselves, and how we see ourselves in relation to others. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work through your issues or concerns at your own pace, focussing on your own personal goals. This is your time!
01773 305002 View 01773 305002
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Emma Spencer - Interpersonal Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG11  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with big emotions? Fear, pain, or maybe you feel empty, numb and unable to get going? Do you feel trapped by your relationships, circumstances or suffer with a lack of confidence to make a change? You may be grieving the loss of an important person in your life. Throughout our lives we have many ups and downs, losses and big changes. Sometimes we can feel alone in our problems. You might feel unable to share some of the thoughts and feelings that you’re having with others due to feeling that you may be criticised, ridiculed or misunderstood. Depression can make us feel disconnected from others and alone in life.
Are you struggling with big emotions? Fear, pain, or maybe you feel empty, numb and unable to get going? Do you feel trapped by your relationships, circumstances or suffer with a lack of confidence to make a change? You may be grieving the loss of an important person in your life. Throughout our lives we have many ups and downs, losses and big changes. Sometimes we can feel alone in our problems. You might feel unable to share some of the thoughts and feelings that you’re having with others due to feeling that you may be criticised, ridiculed or misunderstood. Depression can make us feel disconnected from others and alone in life.
0115 647 7236 View 0115 647 7236
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Helen Lawson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE21  (Online Only)
Are you a young person struggling with anxiety or low mood? CBT can help you to break the cycle that is causing panic attacks, low confidence, depression, social anxiety or worry that is causing you to miss out on all the things you want to do in your life. CBT can help you to understand your current problems and find a way to break the cycle to feel better. Young people sometimes struggle to access therapy in their local services, so private therapy can be a good option for you. I offer therapy for 16 years plus.
Are you a young person struggling with anxiety or low mood? CBT can help you to break the cycle that is causing panic attacks, low confidence, depression, social anxiety or worry that is causing you to miss out on all the things you want to do in your life. CBT can help you to understand your current problems and find a way to break the cycle to feel better. Young people sometimes struggle to access therapy in their local services, so private therapy can be a good option for you. I offer therapy for 16 years plus.
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Dr Lauren Breese Neurodivergence Specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Derby DE1  (Online Only)
Are you an adult looking for an autism or ADHD assessment? Are you autistic and/or ADHD and want to know more about navigating your life after diagnosis? Perhaps you are struggling with your wellbeing which is affecting your work or relationships? I offer specialist neuroaffirmative diagnostic assessments for autism and ADHD, to help you to understand yourself better. I also offer psychological therapy to neurodivergent people who want to improve their wellbeing. I also work with professionals offering supervision and training on working with neurodivergent people. See my website for more information: www.andpsychology.com
Are you an adult looking for an autism or ADHD assessment? Are you autistic and/or ADHD and want to know more about navigating your life after diagnosis? Perhaps you are struggling with your wellbeing which is affecting your work or relationships? I offer specialist neuroaffirmative diagnostic assessments for autism and ADHD, to help you to understand yourself better. I also offer psychological therapy to neurodivergent people who want to improve their wellbeing. I also work with professionals offering supervision and training on working with neurodivergent people. See my website for more information: www.andpsychology.com
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Photo of Abigail Graves, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Abigail Graves
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
I work with individuals who are experiencing a sense of being stuck in their life. They may be facing painful emotions, negative thought patterns, or behaviours that are causing difficulties in their lives. They may want to make sense of their difficulties by exploring them in the context of their whole life, thinking back to their early experiences, and how that has shaped the person they have become. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, relational difficulties, spiritual and religious trauma and more.
I work with individuals who are experiencing a sense of being stuck in their life. They may be facing painful emotions, negative thought patterns, or behaviours that are causing difficulties in their lives. They may want to make sense of their difficulties by exploring them in the context of their whole life, thinking back to their early experiences, and how that has shaped the person they have become. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, relational difficulties, spiritual and religious trauma and more.
020 3870 2605 View 020 3870 2605
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Genoveva Muresan
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1  (Online Only)
Welcome! You are important to me, and if you read this you have already made the first step towards your healing journey. I can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you , guiding towards improving your relationships, your feelings/thoughts and experiences. I am willing to be there for you in the way you need , to accept as you are, with compassion and respect. My aim is to start together with you to explore the roots of your distress and to improve your wellbeing teaching you some tools/techniques in order to help you cope better with stress, so I will always tailor my intervention depending on your needs.
Welcome! You are important to me, and if you read this you have already made the first step towards your healing journey. I can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you , guiding towards improving your relationships, your feelings/thoughts and experiences. I am willing to be there for you in the way you need , to accept as you are, with compassion and respect. My aim is to start together with you to explore the roots of your distress and to improve your wellbeing teaching you some tools/techniques in order to help you cope better with stress, so I will always tailor my intervention depending on your needs.
01909 491021 View 01909 491021
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Movement & Wellbeing with Tsvetelina
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Ilkeston DE7
Hi! I'm Tsvetelina, a psychologist specialising in health behavior change. I apply psychological principles to physical activity, helping with everything from getting started with exercise to maintaining a routine and addressing exercise dependence. Together, we can explore your goals, whether it's boosting motivation, building self-confidence, overcoming gym anxiety, or other related topics. My approach uses psychotherapy to uncover what might be holding you back, break unhealthy habits, and implement gradual, sustainable changes that truly work for you.
Hi! I'm Tsvetelina, a psychologist specialising in health behavior change. I apply psychological principles to physical activity, helping with everything from getting started with exercise to maintaining a routine and addressing exercise dependence. Together, we can explore your goals, whether it's boosting motivation, building self-confidence, overcoming gym anxiety, or other related topics. My approach uses psychotherapy to uncover what might be holding you back, break unhealthy habits, and implement gradual, sustainable changes that truly work for you.
0115 647 3220 View 0115 647 3220
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Harriet Barnett Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nottingham NG9  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you are a young person or adult struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma, I provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental environment where you can talk openly and access the support you deserve. I believe in building a collaborative therapeutic relationship which supports a mutual understanding of your presenting concerns. You are the expert on yourself, my role is to help develop your knowledge of your experiences by using evidence-based strategies through CBT or EMDR to support beneficial change and reach your goals.
If you are a young person or adult struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma, I provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental environment where you can talk openly and access the support you deserve. I believe in building a collaborative therapeutic relationship which supports a mutual understanding of your presenting concerns. You are the expert on yourself, my role is to help develop your knowledge of your experiences by using evidence-based strategies through CBT or EMDR to support beneficial change and reach your goals.
01260 545409 View 01260 545409
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Catherine Kniveton
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE1
Hello I’m Catherine , a highly experienced EMDR therapist & Psychotherapist. I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if it's the first time. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. Sometimes it can be too difficult to talk, I have specialisms in EMDR & Art Therapy. I own CK Therapy with a team of couples, Music, play & person centred therapists if you have any interests in these I can support you. I am registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council.
Hello I’m Catherine , a highly experienced EMDR therapist & Psychotherapist. I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if it's the first time. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. Sometimes it can be too difficult to talk, I have specialisms in EMDR & Art Therapy. I own CK Therapy with a team of couples, Music, play & person centred therapists if you have any interests in these I can support you. I am registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council.
07730 569162 View 07730 569162
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Sara Badr-Andrews
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG9
I am based in Beeston, Nottingham. It easily accessible by car, bus and tram. Things can throw us off course and we can lose ourselves and need support through difficult times. It may just be that you need someone to talk to about what’s going on for you. I can help you by offering a warm and safe space where you will be fully listened to and can explore your emotional difficulties without judgement and at a pace that suits you.
I am based in Beeston, Nottingham. It easily accessible by car, bus and tram. Things can throw us off course and we can lose ourselves and need support through difficult times. It may just be that you need someone to talk to about what’s going on for you. I can help you by offering a warm and safe space where you will be fully listened to and can explore your emotional difficulties without judgement and at a pace that suits you.
0115 824 4112 View 0115 824 4112
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Lucy Millar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Derby DE22
It is amazing how much being listened to helps. Sometimes it is enough to merely let go of the words that have built up inside you over the years. We are all built differently, and a significant amount of my clients have been a little daunted by the thought of talking about themselves for this long, at least at the beginning. I have a patient and relaxed style that my clients tell me help them take things at their own pace. I know that the only ‘right’ way of ‘doing therapy’ is the way that makes you feel safe. No two of my clients are the same therefore I have adopted a style that provides bespoke sessions to each individual.
It is amazing how much being listened to helps. Sometimes it is enough to merely let go of the words that have built up inside you over the years. We are all built differently, and a significant amount of my clients have been a little daunted by the thought of talking about themselves for this long, at least at the beginning. I have a patient and relaxed style that my clients tell me help them take things at their own pace. I know that the only ‘right’ way of ‘doing therapy’ is the way that makes you feel safe. No two of my clients are the same therefore I have adopted a style that provides bespoke sessions to each individual.
01332 215498 View 01332 215498
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Vesna Pivcevic
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG3
I am a professionally trained and qualified person-centred counsellor supporting clients with a wide range of issues. Reaching out for help can feel like a big step so I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you to make your decision. Being able to talk about everything that matters to you and feeling truly heard and understood, can help you to ease your burdens and feel able to cope again. I offer both long and short-term counselling, face to face or online.
I am a professionally trained and qualified person-centred counsellor supporting clients with a wide range of issues. Reaching out for help can feel like a big step so I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you to make your decision. Being able to talk about everything that matters to you and feeling truly heard and understood, can help you to ease your burdens and feel able to cope again. I offer both long and short-term counselling, face to face or online.
0115 647 0049 View 0115 647 0049
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Nicola Moore
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belper DE56
Hello, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step and seek counselling and it is imperative you choose the right therapist for you. You may have an idea around what you want to talk about, or you might just know you want things to be different, and are unsure how to change this. Counselling can help you work out the direction you want to go, and how to start heading there.
Hello, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step and seek counselling and it is imperative you choose the right therapist for you. You may have an idea around what you want to talk about, or you might just know you want things to be different, and are unsure how to change this. Counselling can help you work out the direction you want to go, and how to start heading there.
07447 401975 View 07447 401975
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ISOC In Support of Children
Social Worker, MSc
Verified Verified
Derby DE73
I have over 20 years experience working with children, young people and their families. My reward is seeing what fulfilling lives people can have despite having had adversity in their lives. I make it my mission to keep up with evolving attitudes in this world of constant change.
I have over 20 years experience working with children, young people and their families. My reward is seeing what fulfilling lives people can have despite having had adversity in their lives. I make it my mission to keep up with evolving attitudes in this world of constant change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stanley

< 10

Counsellors in Stanley who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Sex Therapy
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other
100% Substance Use
100% Sexual Abuse
100% Sexual Addiction

Average years in practice

30 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Stanley see their clients

100% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stanley?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.