Counselling in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Bright Futures Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
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Rosa Chillari
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
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Samantha Beishon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Life can throw many challenges at us, sometimes navigated well but at times can become overwhelming, and some help is welcome. As an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist I have worked with adults and young people to help them find their way through emotional and mental distress. With an understanding of how issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma impacts everyday life, I offer a confidential space to work with you to find relief from these emotional challenges. We often have a sense of how we want to be but can't get there alone, our thoughts often getting in the way.
Life can throw many challenges at us, sometimes navigated well but at times can become overwhelming, and some help is welcome. As an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist I have worked with adults and young people to help them find their way through emotional and mental distress. With an understanding of how issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma impacts everyday life, I offer a confidential space to work with you to find relief from these emotional challenges. We often have a sense of how we want to be but can't get there alone, our thoughts often getting in the way.
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Angie Walker
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
My passion is to confidentially and non-judgementally help you clarify those aspects that cause distress, suffering, confusion or anger that lead you to feel stuck, and desperate. A professional listening ear and exploring our options and choices helps come to terms with issues, enabling handling life’s challenges with confidence. Using various approaches, including CBT, I help you with issues such as undue stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, couples therapy, negative thoughts and much more.. We work out what is troubling you, helping you to make sense of things, as we develop your own personal plan of therapy.
My passion is to confidentially and non-judgementally help you clarify those aspects that cause distress, suffering, confusion or anger that lead you to feel stuck, and desperate. A professional listening ear and exploring our options and choices helps come to terms with issues, enabling handling life’s challenges with confidence. Using various approaches, including CBT, I help you with issues such as undue stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, couples therapy, negative thoughts and much more.. We work out what is troubling you, helping you to make sense of things, as we develop your own personal plan of therapy.
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Karen McDonald. Arts Psychotherapist - Dramatherapist
MA
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I offer a safe, empathic, & open creative space for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Dramatherapy offers a unique creative psychotherapy. You will have the freedom to communicate in different ways, find your own way of working and access your inner resources. I will keep you safe and provide a range of creative therapeutic approaches which meet your needs as a whole person, help you develop the internal skills to manage pain & distress, and offer opportunities for change. It’s a privilege to work alongside and guide people as they express themselves, explore their difficulties and find their own path of healing.
I offer a safe, empathic, & open creative space for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Dramatherapy offers a unique creative psychotherapy. You will have the freedom to communicate in different ways, find your own way of working and access your inner resources. I will keep you safe and provide a range of creative therapeutic approaches which meet your needs as a whole person, help you develop the internal skills to manage pain & distress, and offer opportunities for change. It’s a privilege to work alongside and guide people as they express themselves, explore their difficulties and find their own path of healing.
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Vicki Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Vicki has experience with treating a wide range of psychological conditions and her qualifications mean she is suitably qualified to address many different types of issues. Her techniques have been proven to be effective, allowing the client to overcome their psychological concerns, relieve stress and anxiety, while allowing for a life of greater fulfillment. A full assessment is initially carried out and a diagnosis will be offered along with an appropriate treatment intervention plan.
Vicki has experience with treating a wide range of psychological conditions and her qualifications mean she is suitably qualified to address many different types of issues. Her techniques have been proven to be effective, allowing the client to overcome their psychological concerns, relieve stress and anxiety, while allowing for a life of greater fulfillment. A full assessment is initially carried out and a diagnosis will be offered along with an appropriate treatment intervention plan.
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Essential Minds
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
My Background I worked in the corporate sector for 25 years, running my own recruitment business and deriving great satisfaction from the challenge of this industry. However, over time, I noticed how people can end up feeling trapped, overburdened by mental health issues that they didn’t feel they could communicate to others. I also struggled in my own way, which is what led me to learn as much as possible about personal development – a journey that began in 1993. Since then, I have always wanted to dedicate myself to educating those experiencing the same issues and supporting them manage their well-being more effectively. As
My Background I worked in the corporate sector for 25 years, running my own recruitment business and deriving great satisfaction from the challenge of this industry. However, over time, I noticed how people can end up feeling trapped, overburdened by mental health issues that they didn’t feel they could communicate to others. I also struggled in my own way, which is what led me to learn as much as possible about personal development – a journey that began in 1993. Since then, I have always wanted to dedicate myself to educating those experiencing the same issues and supporting them manage their well-being more effectively. As
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Lynda Squires
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I understand you may have various reasons for seeking support and I'm here to help you navigate through them. Whether you're feeling lost or disconnected, experiencing anxiety, depression or dealing with difficult past experiences, it might be the right time to explore and address these emotions. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, struggling with negative thoughts, or questioning why you can't seem to get things sorted. It's not uncommon to wish for better relationships and wonder why others appear happier, more successful, or more together.
I understand you may have various reasons for seeking support and I'm here to help you navigate through them. Whether you're feeling lost or disconnected, experiencing anxiety, depression or dealing with difficult past experiences, it might be the right time to explore and address these emotions. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, struggling with negative thoughts, or questioning why you can't seem to get things sorted. It's not uncommon to wish for better relationships and wonder why others appear happier, more successful, or more together.
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Clare Welch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
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Polly Jennens
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Are you feeling "how do I deal with this" or "how can I change things" and you just don't know where to start.........then I can help. Counselling can make a huge difference to how you live your life. People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons and you're certainly not alone if you are finding making the first move quite daunting. I provide a quiet, safe space where you can freely discuss your fears, worries, hopes and dreams without judgement. This will allow you to gain a greater understanding of where you are now, where you want to be and how to get there.
Are you feeling "how do I deal with this" or "how can I change things" and you just don't know where to start.........then I can help. Counselling can make a huge difference to how you live your life. People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons and you're certainly not alone if you are finding making the first move quite daunting. I provide a quiet, safe space where you can freely discuss your fears, worries, hopes and dreams without judgement. This will allow you to gain a greater understanding of where you are now, where you want to be and how to get there.
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Liz Hancock
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
In 16 years of practice I have probably seen most presenting problems. I specialise in stress, anxiety and depression. Stress can contribute to other issues of chronic pain or illness like Diabetes, ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia.. I qualified with Relate and worked for them for 10 years so have much experience in relationships too. I work both online and face to face. It is very important to choose a therapist who you connect with and for this reason I offer a 15 minute telephone conversation or a 30 minute meeting in person to discuss your requirements
In 16 years of practice I have probably seen most presenting problems. I specialise in stress, anxiety and depression. Stress can contribute to other issues of chronic pain or illness like Diabetes, ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia.. I qualified with Relate and worked for them for 10 years so have much experience in relationships too. I work both online and face to face. It is very important to choose a therapist who you connect with and for this reason I offer a 15 minute telephone conversation or a 30 minute meeting in person to discuss your requirements
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George McCranor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
When the pop psychology and self-help affirmations start to feel hollow, it might be time to consider counselling. I trained as a counsellor to gain a deeper understanding about the problems people were approaching me with when I worked in frontline services. Originally trained in Person Centred Counselling, I utilise a pluralistic approach which also includes elements of Acceptance and Commitment therapy: A third wave meta cognitive approach with psychological flexibility at its core. Two different approaches but nevertheless complimentary of each other.
When the pop psychology and self-help affirmations start to feel hollow, it might be time to consider counselling. I trained as a counsellor to gain a deeper understanding about the problems people were approaching me with when I worked in frontline services. Originally trained in Person Centred Counselling, I utilise a pluralistic approach which also includes elements of Acceptance and Commitment therapy: A third wave meta cognitive approach with psychological flexibility at its core. Two different approaches but nevertheless complimentary of each other.
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Julie Shehata-Morgan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I appreciate how daunting and possibly overwhelming it can be trying to choose a counsellor. It might even be difficult to reach out and ask for help but please remember that sometimes we all struggle and feel anxious or depressed and sometimes we just need someone to talk to. Counselling can provide you with that place to talk as well as helping you to understand yourself and make positive changes so please don't be afraid to get in touch.
I appreciate how daunting and possibly overwhelming it can be trying to choose a counsellor. It might even be difficult to reach out and ask for help but please remember that sometimes we all struggle and feel anxious or depressed and sometimes we just need someone to talk to. Counselling can provide you with that place to talk as well as helping you to understand yourself and make positive changes so please don't be afraid to get in touch.
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Ian Richards
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and hold the ATSAC professional Certificate for Treating Sexual Addiction. I work with individuals who are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours including paraphiliac urges. These can range from, viewing online Pornography, having multiple sexual encounters or sexual urges towards children.  I also work with the partners of addicted individuals suffering from these behaviours. I have vast clinical experience of working with men who have committed sexual online or contact offence's. I offer therapy sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon and Nationally via Zoom.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and hold the ATSAC professional Certificate for Treating Sexual Addiction. I work with individuals who are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours including paraphiliac urges. These can range from, viewing online Pornography, having multiple sexual encounters or sexual urges towards children.  I also work with the partners of addicted individuals suffering from these behaviours. I have vast clinical experience of working with men who have committed sexual online or contact offence's. I offer therapy sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon and Nationally via Zoom.
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Heather Shipley
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a highly qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor who is passionate about supporting my clients. My aim is to create a trusting, safe and comfortable space for you to be able to express your concerns. By combining my variety of skills and experience, I am able to tailor my therapy to suit your needs. I have experience with children and adolescents (Cover Teacher and Nurture Lead) charities, social services and other agencies), as well as extensive work with adults and couples in my private practice and working with an employee assistance programme.
I am a highly qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor who is passionate about supporting my clients. My aim is to create a trusting, safe and comfortable space for you to be able to express your concerns. By combining my variety of skills and experience, I am able to tailor my therapy to suit your needs. I have experience with children and adolescents (Cover Teacher and Nurture Lead) charities, social services and other agencies), as well as extensive work with adults and couples in my private practice and working with an employee assistance programme.
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Alex Iga Golabek
MSc
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37  (Online Only)
Although most people turn to therapy due to significant turning points like loss or bereavement, betrayal, conflict or a perceived defeat, others recognise their need to begin psychotherapeutic treatment due to feeling bewildered, unable to deal with unexpected low mood or experiencing anxiety. Most notice changes in their behaviours, including more frequent arguments, increased avoidance of tasks or proximity to others, or sudden inability to control their routine and schedule. No matter how you encounter change, ego therapy offers a bespoke approach to supporting your emotional development and personal transformation.
Although most people turn to therapy due to significant turning points like loss or bereavement, betrayal, conflict or a perceived defeat, others recognise their need to begin psychotherapeutic treatment due to feeling bewildered, unable to deal with unexpected low mood or experiencing anxiety. Most notice changes in their behaviours, including more frequent arguments, increased avoidance of tasks or proximity to others, or sudden inability to control their routine and schedule. No matter how you encounter change, ego therapy offers a bespoke approach to supporting your emotional development and personal transformation.
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Ian Richards
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and hold the ATSAC professional Certificate for Treating Sexual Addiction. I work with individuals who are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours including paraphiliac urges. These can range from, viewing online Pornography, having multiple sexual encounters or sexual urges towards children. I also work with the partners of addicted individuals suffering from these behaviours. I have vast clinical experience of working with men who have committed sexual online or contact offence's. I offer therapy sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon and Nationally via Zoom.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and hold the ATSAC professional Certificate for Treating Sexual Addiction. I work with individuals who are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours including paraphiliac urges. These can range from, viewing online Pornography, having multiple sexual encounters or sexual urges towards children. I also work with the partners of addicted individuals suffering from these behaviours. I have vast clinical experience of working with men who have committed sexual online or contact offence's. I offer therapy sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon and Nationally via Zoom.
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Lorna Wilson
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Hello and welcome...I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist offering an integrative approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I can provide short-term counselling with a specific focus, or to help you through a life crisis. I also provide more longer-term in-depth psychotherapy. I have a friendly and down-to-earth style, and can help you explore and work through your difficulties. Enabling you to gain awareness, find a new perspective, and feel better equipped to deal with life's challenges.
Hello and welcome...I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist offering an integrative approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I can provide short-term counselling with a specific focus, or to help you through a life crisis. I also provide more longer-term in-depth psychotherapy. I have a friendly and down-to-earth style, and can help you explore and work through your difficulties. Enabling you to gain awareness, find a new perspective, and feel better equipped to deal with life's challenges.
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Helen Louise Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Welcome to Blue Orchid Psychotherapy. My name is Helen. I'm a warm, empathic, fully qualified and experienced integrative adult & child psychotherapist. I'm passionate about supporting people through periods of 'stuckness', distress and overwhelm. I am skilled in trauma work and a wide range of mental health conditions. I have previously worked in mental health hospitals practising on both addiction and general psychiatry units. If you're struggling and need a safe space to address your distress, then I'm here for you. From me, you will receive genuine empathy, non-judgmental warmth and a safe environment in which to explore.
Welcome to Blue Orchid Psychotherapy. My name is Helen. I'm a warm, empathic, fully qualified and experienced integrative adult & child psychotherapist. I'm passionate about supporting people through periods of 'stuckness', distress and overwhelm. I am skilled in trauma work and a wide range of mental health conditions. I have previously worked in mental health hospitals practising on both addiction and general psychiatry units. If you're struggling and need a safe space to address your distress, then I'm here for you. From me, you will receive genuine empathy, non-judgmental warmth and a safe environment in which to explore.
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Carla Devereux
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I explore practical strategies that support individuals, couples and families dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety, and challenging situations. I delve into the causes of your symptoms and experiences contributing to your current feelings and behaviours. Through a supportive process, you will gain new insights into your situation and acquire new skills to help you cope and move forward. Psychotherapy is relaxed, confidential, and in a safe and friendly environment. Should you feel apprehensive about your first or subsequent sessions, you can bring a friend, parent or partner to the appointment.
I explore practical strategies that support individuals, couples and families dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety, and challenging situations. I delve into the causes of your symptoms and experiences contributing to your current feelings and behaviours. Through a supportive process, you will gain new insights into your situation and acquire new skills to help you cope and move forward. Psychotherapy is relaxed, confidential, and in a safe and friendly environment. Should you feel apprehensive about your first or subsequent sessions, you can bring a friend, parent or partner to the appointment.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stratford-upon-Avon

60+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Stratford-upon-Avon who prioritize treating:

85% Depression
85% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
62% AXA PPP
57% Bupa

How Counsellors in Stratford-upon-Avon see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stratford-upon-Avon?

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.