Counselling in Stowmarket

Photo of Alina Szablowska in Stowmarket, England
Alina Szablowska
MA
Stowmarket IP14
I can help if you think about life changes, such as considering marriage, divorce, retirement, career change or if you are trying to cope with grief and loss. If you are suffering with depression, anxiety, struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, have a personal or relationship problem to sort out, you are invited to phone or email to make an appointment. I work with people who want to understand their behavior, emotions and thoughts. Working with me is discovering how the past and the old relationships affect activities and present intimate relationships. I provide help in Polish and English. Confidentiality is assured.
I can help if you think about life changes, such as considering marriage, divorce, retirement, career change or if you are trying to cope with grief and loss. If you are suffering with depression, anxiety, struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, have a personal or relationship problem to sort out, you are invited to phone or email to make an appointment. I work with people who want to understand their behavior, emotions and thoughts. Working with me is discovering how the past and the old relationships affect activities and present intimate relationships. I provide help in Polish and English. Confidentiality is assured.
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Photo of Kim Flounders, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Kim Flounders
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stowmarket IP14
I believe therapy is a collaborative process. A space where you can feel supported and listened to, somewhere you can feel free of judgment. I am an integrative therapist I will tailor your therapy to meet your needs. These could be issues from your childhood or a current relationship. Life can cause stress, anxiety or depression for many reasons, we can look at these together and move forward to bring a new understanding of yourself.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process. A space where you can feel supported and listened to, somewhere you can feel free of judgment. I am an integrative therapist I will tailor your therapy to meet your needs. These could be issues from your childhood or a current relationship. Life can cause stress, anxiety or depression for many reasons, we can look at these together and move forward to bring a new understanding of yourself.
0191 743 2393 View 0191 743 2393
Photo of SL Psychology Ltd, Psychologist in Stowmarket, England
SL Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Maybe you are struggling at present to understand why things are the way they are? Sometimes we can all get stuck in patterns of relating, both with ourselves and others, that are not the most helpful or productive. Sometimes this means our relationships might suffer, or our life, career and family choices. Having therapy with an experienced practitioner can help you. Therapy is about building a shared understanding of what you are facing. If you are struggling with trauma, family issues, career issues, relationships, abuse, coping difficulties, I can help. I am also happy working with children and adolescents
Maybe you are struggling at present to understand why things are the way they are? Sometimes we can all get stuck in patterns of relating, both with ourselves and others, that are not the most helpful or productive. Sometimes this means our relationships might suffer, or our life, career and family choices. Having therapy with an experienced practitioner can help you. Therapy is about building a shared understanding of what you are facing. If you are struggling with trauma, family issues, career issues, relationships, abuse, coping difficulties, I can help. I am also happy working with children and adolescents
01449 706003 View 01449 706003
Photo of Mari Green, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Mari Green
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Stowmarket IP14  (Online Only)
Suffering low self esteem and confidence? You are feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, worried, ruminating, catastrophising, isolating, unable to say no, feeling stuck, hiding their feelings so others won't know. You would like to stop this behaviour, to be able to dream and fulfil those dreams, be able to go out without anxiety as to how it might be and ruminating afterwards and feeling you have said and did the wrong thing. You feel put upon by others as you can't so no for fear of someone disliking them, feeling resentful.
Suffering low self esteem and confidence? You are feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, worried, ruminating, catastrophising, isolating, unable to say no, feeling stuck, hiding their feelings so others won't know. You would like to stop this behaviour, to be able to dream and fulfil those dreams, be able to go out without anxiety as to how it might be and ruminating afterwards and feeling you have said and did the wrong thing. You feel put upon by others as you can't so no for fear of someone disliking them, feeling resentful.
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Photo of Martyna Werwinska, Psychologist in Stowmarket, England
Martyna Werwinska
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Stowmarket IP14  (Online Only)
I am here to help you go through the most difficult moments in your life. I offer non-judgemental, professional support, focused on your emotions and being here and now. Psychological support may be the solution, which allows you to see things from another perspective, to understand yourself better and finally - to cope with challenging moments in your life, which I believe we all experience as humans. Due to my experience working with children and young people, I am also able to support a person who is younger than 18yo. Any questions - do not hesitate to contact me.
I am here to help you go through the most difficult moments in your life. I offer non-judgemental, professional support, focused on your emotions and being here and now. Psychological support may be the solution, which allows you to see things from another perspective, to understand yourself better and finally - to cope with challenging moments in your life, which I believe we all experience as humans. Due to my experience working with children and young people, I am also able to support a person who is younger than 18yo. Any questions - do not hesitate to contact me.
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Photo of Vicky Godfrey, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Vicky Godfrey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stowmarket IP14
I am a qualified counsellor, working with adults aged 18 and over. It can be daunting, deciding to talk to someone for the first time. I see it as my job to create a warm and supportive environment so that you can feel comfortable to be able to share your problems or anxieties. I work with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem, difficult childhood, past traumatic experiences, relationship issues, work or career related issues, loneliness and isolation and a sense of being stuck. Working integratively means that I can draw on a variety of approaches making sure the therapy works for you.
I am a qualified counsellor, working with adults aged 18 and over. It can be daunting, deciding to talk to someone for the first time. I see it as my job to create a warm and supportive environment so that you can feel comfortable to be able to share your problems or anxieties. I work with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem, difficult childhood, past traumatic experiences, relationship issues, work or career related issues, loneliness and isolation and a sense of being stuck. Working integratively means that I can draw on a variety of approaches making sure the therapy works for you.
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Photo of Kate Rigden, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Kate Rigden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
On one hand life can be seen as a work in progress but perhaps you are also wondering if this is it? Are you being pulled in different directions or disturbed by anxiety and depression. Are you looking to let go of difficult aspects of your life and find peace in your closest relationships? Do you need to focus more on yourself? Through our counselling relationship I will work closely with you in a safe and non-judgemental space where your thoughts and feelings can be gently explored at your own pace. I will work with you towards developing a sense of wellbeing, feeling at home with yourself and at ease with others.
On one hand life can be seen as a work in progress but perhaps you are also wondering if this is it? Are you being pulled in different directions or disturbed by anxiety and depression. Are you looking to let go of difficult aspects of your life and find peace in your closest relationships? Do you need to focus more on yourself? Through our counselling relationship I will work closely with you in a safe and non-judgemental space where your thoughts and feelings can be gently explored at your own pace. I will work with you towards developing a sense of wellbeing, feeling at home with yourself and at ease with others.
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Photo of Ann Hackett, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Ann Hackett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
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Photo of EMDR and CBT Services, Psychotherapist in Stowmarket, England
EMDR and CBT Services
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for getting to the root of the problem. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for getting to the root of the problem. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
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Photo of Susan Finnie Counselling, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Susan Finnie Counselling
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Life circumstances can leave us feeling overwhelmed, struggling to make sense of things. Speaking with someone who is trained to walk alongside you as you unravel the threads can be valuable. As your counsellor, I offer you a safe, confidential space where together we can work through these areas of your life, moving towards an understanding of what has taken place, finding a more fruitful way of living and being equipped with new resources to support you for whatever your future holds... I also offer supervision to trainee & experienced therapists plus mental health and faith based workers.
Life circumstances can leave us feeling overwhelmed, struggling to make sense of things. Speaking with someone who is trained to walk alongside you as you unravel the threads can be valuable. As your counsellor, I offer you a safe, confidential space where together we can work through these areas of your life, moving towards an understanding of what has taken place, finding a more fruitful way of living and being equipped with new resources to support you for whatever your future holds... I also offer supervision to trainee & experienced therapists plus mental health and faith based workers.
07403 939461 View 07403 939461
Photo of Rosemary Rush, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Rosemary Rush
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
I support adults, children and young people who may be feeling anxious or low. I also help when people are struggling with managing different relationships at home, work, college or school. I offer children, young people and their families the opportunity to explore and find new ways of coping with their emotional and behavioural difficulties. This may be due to big changes at school or college, a divorce or any other big changes at home. I am able to offer in person meetings and we may also meet on Zoom. In addition to this I offer clinical supervision to fellow professionals, please contact me for further information.
I support adults, children and young people who may be feeling anxious or low. I also help when people are struggling with managing different relationships at home, work, college or school. I offer children, young people and their families the opportunity to explore and find new ways of coping with their emotional and behavioural difficulties. This may be due to big changes at school or college, a divorce or any other big changes at home. I am able to offer in person meetings and we may also meet on Zoom. In addition to this I offer clinical supervision to fellow professionals, please contact me for further information.
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Photo of Sue Jayasuriya, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Sue Jayasuriya
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stowmarket IP14
Counselling will provide a safe and non-judgemental space that is separate from everyday life where you will be able to talk about your emotional difficulties to a trained professional enabling you to discover the roots of your worries. My integrative approach will enable us to discover together your current difficulties giving you back some control over your mental health.
Counselling will provide a safe and non-judgemental space that is separate from everyday life where you will be able to talk about your emotional difficulties to a trained professional enabling you to discover the roots of your worries. My integrative approach will enable us to discover together your current difficulties giving you back some control over your mental health.
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Photo of Adam Newman, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Adam Newman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor with experience of working with both adults and young people. I also work with organizations and EAP schemes, and happily accept new enquiries from these. Experiencing difficulties in life, while this may be inevitable, can be incredibly painful and isolating. My aim within my practice is to foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment, where you can freely explore your concerns and worries. Taking that first step in counselling and finding the right therapist can be a daunting prospect, so I will endeavour to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible.
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor with experience of working with both adults and young people. I also work with organizations and EAP schemes, and happily accept new enquiries from these. Experiencing difficulties in life, while this may be inevitable, can be incredibly painful and isolating. My aim within my practice is to foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment, where you can freely explore your concerns and worries. Taking that first step in counselling and finding the right therapist can be a daunting prospect, so I will endeavour to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible.
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Photo of Emma Dunsford, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Emma Dunsford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stowmarket IP14
Hi, I’m Emma, I’m an Integrative Counsellor. But mostly, I’m a human who understands that being human can be hard sometimes. Everyone experiences life differently, but sometimes it can throw things at you that may leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or alone. As an integrative therapist, I am trained in a variety of approaches, which allows me to be more available to cater for your individual needs.
Hi, I’m Emma, I’m an Integrative Counsellor. But mostly, I’m a human who understands that being human can be hard sometimes. Everyone experiences life differently, but sometimes it can throw things at you that may leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or alone. As an integrative therapist, I am trained in a variety of approaches, which allows me to be more available to cater for your individual needs.
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Photo of Inside the Therapy Room - Paula Gleed, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Inside the Therapy Room - Paula Gleed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Do you wonder who the real you is? Would you like to get a handle of your overthinking and anxiety? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients.
Do you wonder who the real you is? Would you like to get a handle of your overthinking and anxiety? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients.
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Photo of Rachel Anderson, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Rachel Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
01206 237336 View 01206 237336
Photo of Julie Flynn Counselling, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Julie Flynn Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Welcome - My own life challenges inspired me to undertake counselling training, and it is this personal connection that fuels my commitment to your well-being. I offer personalised support, drawing from both my professional expertise and lived experience. Your well-being is my priority and I am dedicated to providing a supportive space for you to explore and grow. Through a collaborative and personalised approach, we will work together to navigate challenges past and present to empower you on your journey. Whether these are short or long term, I am here to support you every step of the way.
Welcome - My own life challenges inspired me to undertake counselling training, and it is this personal connection that fuels my commitment to your well-being. I offer personalised support, drawing from both my professional expertise and lived experience. Your well-being is my priority and I am dedicated to providing a supportive space for you to explore and grow. Through a collaborative and personalised approach, we will work together to navigate challenges past and present to empower you on your journey. Whether these are short or long term, I am here to support you every step of the way.
01394 334214 View 01394 334214
Photo of Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling, Psychotherapist in Stowmarket, England
Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
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Photo of Helen Skene, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Helen Skene
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
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Photo of Lisa Barrell, Counsellor in Stowmarket, England
Lisa Barrell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Hello there. I provide a warm secure , non judgemental safe space for you to explore, regain and strengthen your emotional wellbeing and to explore challenges and difficulties life has brought you. I provide both short and long time therapy I am a qualified integrative counsellor , which means I work with many different styles and techniques dependant on your need and what works for you as i see each person as a individual and my aim is to help you in the way that is right for you. Working empathetically, with all sessions being client led, enables you to work at your own pace to explore your own feelings, without feeling
Hello there. I provide a warm secure , non judgemental safe space for you to explore, regain and strengthen your emotional wellbeing and to explore challenges and difficulties life has brought you. I provide both short and long time therapy I am a qualified integrative counsellor , which means I work with many different styles and techniques dependant on your need and what works for you as i see each person as a individual and my aim is to help you in the way that is right for you. Working empathetically, with all sessions being client led, enables you to work at your own pace to explore your own feelings, without feeling
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stowmarket

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Stowmarket who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
77% Bereavement
69% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aviva
86% AXA PPP
71% Bupa

How Counsellors in Stowmarket see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stowmarket?

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.