Counselling in Surrey

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Photo of Caroline Larcombe, Counsellor in Surrey, England
Caroline Larcombe
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Counselling can help process feelings that feel unmanageable and situations that feel impossible. I offer a safe space to talk about fears, worries and anything difficult that is happening in your life. I am able to offer EMDR therapy online and in person to adults and teenagers. EMDR is effective in helping with trauma, anxiety and phobias.
Counselling can help process feelings that feel unmanageable and situations that feel impossible. I offer a safe space to talk about fears, worries and anything difficult that is happening in your life. I am able to offer EMDR therapy online and in person to adults and teenagers. EMDR is effective in helping with trauma, anxiety and phobias.
01932 502036 View 01932 502036
Photo of Helen Heath, Counsellor in Surrey, England
Helen Heath
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Woking GU24  (Online Only)
Are you finding it difficult to cope right now? It could be that your lifestyle is stressful, with work and/or family pressures. You may have suffered trauma or loss in your life that you are struggling to work through. Finding a counsellor isn't difficult, but finding the right counsellor and asking for help isn't always so easy. Trust your instinct and choose someone whose words you connect with. If you are struggling with stress (inc Work Stress), anxiety (inc. social anxiety), self esteem, domestic abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) or grief, call me to book a free 30 min consultation to see if I can help.
Are you finding it difficult to cope right now? It could be that your lifestyle is stressful, with work and/or family pressures. You may have suffered trauma or loss in your life that you are struggling to work through. Finding a counsellor isn't difficult, but finding the right counsellor and asking for help isn't always so easy. Trust your instinct and choose someone whose words you connect with. If you are struggling with stress (inc Work Stress), anxiety (inc. social anxiety), self esteem, domestic abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) or grief, call me to book a free 30 min consultation to see if I can help.
01276 543770 View 01276 543770
Photo of Park House Counselling, Counsellor in Surrey, England
Park House Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Park House Counselling offers a discreet and confidential counselling service. Recognising that many clients – whether through celebrity, local profile or simply preference – require complete confidentiality and privacy. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am qualified in accredited person-centred counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy.
Park House Counselling offers a discreet and confidential counselling service. Recognising that many clients – whether through celebrity, local profile or simply preference – require complete confidentiality and privacy. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am qualified in accredited person-centred counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy.
01883 776041 View 01883 776041
Photo of Kamila Markusova, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Kamila Markusova
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxted RH8
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and warm welcome. There may be many reasons why you are reading this. Perhaps you are feeling low, depressed, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, betrayed, angry, or simply stuck. I understand that first steps towards finding help can feel unsettling or even daunting. The good news is, that by having a look around, you are already on your way. I am an experienced therapist with over 9 years of experience in voluntary, academic, NHS and private settings. I believe we all have an in-built ability to reach our full potential - to live a fulfilling life - and therapy can help with rediscovering and making full use of this ability.
Hello and warm welcome. There may be many reasons why you are reading this. Perhaps you are feeling low, depressed, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, betrayed, angry, or simply stuck. I understand that first steps towards finding help can feel unsettling or even daunting. The good news is, that by having a look around, you are already on your way. I am an experienced therapist with over 9 years of experience in voluntary, academic, NHS and private settings. I believe we all have an in-built ability to reach our full potential - to live a fulfilling life - and therapy can help with rediscovering and making full use of this ability.
01883 779910 View 01883 779910
Photo of Julie Johnson, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Julie Johnson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guildford GU3  (Online Only)
Hello, I work with adults (16 plus) presenting with various problems such as anxiety, depression, intense and overwhelming emotions, bereavement, ADHD, and relationship difficulties. Additionally, I have experience working with students in higher education, where mental health difficulties are impacting on academic performance. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with BPD/EUPD, I can offer dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) informed treatment. This may include individual sessions, in addition to a skills training element.
Hello, I work with adults (16 plus) presenting with various problems such as anxiety, depression, intense and overwhelming emotions, bereavement, ADHD, and relationship difficulties. Additionally, I have experience working with students in higher education, where mental health difficulties are impacting on academic performance. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with BPD/EUPD, I can offer dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) informed treatment. This may include individual sessions, in addition to a skills training element.
01483 967234 View 01483 967234
Photo of Paula Hayes CBT & Counselling, Counsellor in Surrey, England
Paula Hayes CBT & Counselling
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Crawley RH11  (Online Only)
Counselling - Psychotherapy - CBT and ADHD coaching. I am an experinced and compent clinician with over 10 years experience in a varity of clinical settings including the NHS. I am accredited by the BACP (counselling) and BABCP (CBT). I work integratively across modalities so i can best address the clients problem and work in a way which is personable and welcoming so you can feel at ease. I work with goals in a time limited frame to help keep therapy focused and in track. I find this generally leads to good results and effective use of time. NICE guidelines inform my practice but your treatment is taylored to your needs.
Counselling - Psychotherapy - CBT and ADHD coaching. I am an experinced and compent clinician with over 10 years experience in a varity of clinical settings including the NHS. I am accredited by the BACP (counselling) and BABCP (CBT). I work integratively across modalities so i can best address the clients problem and work in a way which is personable and welcoming so you can feel at ease. I work with goals in a time limited frame to help keep therapy focused and in track. I find this generally leads to good results and effective use of time. NICE guidelines inform my practice but your treatment is taylored to your needs.
01293 376265 View 01293 376265
Photo of Mind Growth Mastery, Counsellor in Surrey, England
Mind Growth Mastery
Counsellor, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Epsom KT18
Mind-Growth Mastery is a non-profit organisation offering various therapies from qualified professionals and mature, trainee therapists. CBT aims to reduce distress by identifying and changing unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours which affect how we feel. We work collaboratively together to overcome challenges and build a life that is in line with your personal values. Integrative counselling is a talking therapy, drawing on a range of person-centered therapeutic styles. We work uniquely with each individual, helping them share in a safe, accepting environment. We aim to match the therapy to your needs and goals.
Mind-Growth Mastery is a non-profit organisation offering various therapies from qualified professionals and mature, trainee therapists. CBT aims to reduce distress by identifying and changing unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours which affect how we feel. We work collaboratively together to overcome challenges and build a life that is in line with your personal values. Integrative counselling is a talking therapy, drawing on a range of person-centered therapeutic styles. We work uniquely with each individual, helping them share in a safe, accepting environment. We aim to match the therapy to your needs and goals.
01372 233828 View 01372 233828
Photo of Vivienne Gordon-Graham, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Vivienne Gordon-Graham
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Are you facing challenges in your personal or work life or issues over which you have no control such as loss, health, or any crisis, (big or small)? Are you looking for a therapist who offers respect, understanding, validation of you and your unique circumstances and who provides an environment of trust where you can both work collaboratively to explore your way of 'being in the world' and where you will gain and develop your inner resources and resilience and where together you will discuss different perspectives and choices to make to improve your quality of life? Your therapeutic journey is an opportunity for transformation!
Are you facing challenges in your personal or work life or issues over which you have no control such as loss, health, or any crisis, (big or small)? Are you looking for a therapist who offers respect, understanding, validation of you and your unique circumstances and who provides an environment of trust where you can both work collaboratively to explore your way of 'being in the world' and where you will gain and develop your inner resources and resilience and where together you will discuss different perspectives and choices to make to improve your quality of life? Your therapeutic journey is an opportunity for transformation!
01737 926555 View 01737 926555
Photo of Julia Haygreen, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Julia Haygreen
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Godalming GU7  (Online Only)
Private and personalised Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision in Surrey, London, online, nationwide and international. Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CBT techniques and relational therapy . I am an experienced professional with a passion for helping people and a proven track-record of achieving results. You have decided to make some positive changes in your life and had the courage to reach out for support. I can help you work through many difficult life experiences, move forward and lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. I provide guidance, trauma recovery and tools and techniques to facilitate change.
Private and personalised Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision in Surrey, London, online, nationwide and international. Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CBT techniques and relational therapy . I am an experienced professional with a passion for helping people and a proven track-record of achieving results. You have decided to make some positive changes in your life and had the courage to reach out for support. I can help you work through many difficult life experiences, move forward and lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. I provide guidance, trauma recovery and tools and techniques to facilitate change.
01483 930133 View 01483 930133
Photo of Sophie Batra, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Sophie Batra
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you looking for more peace, contentment and clarity in your life? Starting therapy is a courageous step to take, and it would by my privilege to be alongside you as you embark on this journey. I have experience working with clients facing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, loss, anger, depression and struggles with relationships. I offer a space where clients feel heard and fully accepted, so you can start to gain self-understanding and feel empowered to make the changes in your life you've always wanted.
Are you looking for more peace, contentment and clarity in your life? Starting therapy is a courageous step to take, and it would by my privilege to be alongside you as you embark on this journey. I have experience working with clients facing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, loss, anger, depression and struggles with relationships. I offer a space where clients feel heard and fully accepted, so you can start to gain self-understanding and feel empowered to make the changes in your life you've always wanted.
01252 282903 View 01252 282903
Photo of Lucille Ellis-Jones, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Lucille Ellis-Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a UKCP registered systemic and family psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to everyone from all backgrounds, of all ages. I aim to provide a safe confidential space where you can talk about anything in your life that may be uncomfortable, confusing or painful without fear of judgement. I have provided emotional and mental health support to individuals, couples & families for several years working within the NHS and educaction. I have my own private practice based in Godalming Surrey, and also work in CAMHS within the NHS. Systemic therapy is especially helpful where there is more than one difficulty having an impact.
I am a UKCP registered systemic and family psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to everyone from all backgrounds, of all ages. I aim to provide a safe confidential space where you can talk about anything in your life that may be uncomfortable, confusing or painful without fear of judgement. I have provided emotional and mental health support to individuals, couples & families for several years working within the NHS and educaction. I have my own private practice based in Godalming Surrey, and also work in CAMHS within the NHS. Systemic therapy is especially helpful where there is more than one difficulty having an impact.
01483 694195 View 01483 694195
Photo of Dr Claire Price, Psychologist in Surrey, England
Dr Claire Price
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Woking GU22  (Online Only)
Is anxiety holding you back? Is it hard to stay focussed as you have such a busy mind? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not unsure of what to do next? Perhaps anxiety is stopping you from living your life as you want it. You deserve to enjoy your life, which is why I chose to specialise in supporting people with anxiety, stress and PTSD. Everyone will experience difficult times in their lives and may need that extra support. I can provide a confidential and non-judgmental space where we can explore this together. I see clients online or in-person.
Is anxiety holding you back? Is it hard to stay focussed as you have such a busy mind? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not unsure of what to do next? Perhaps anxiety is stopping you from living your life as you want it. You deserve to enjoy your life, which is why I chose to specialise in supporting people with anxiety, stress and PTSD. Everyone will experience difficult times in their lives and may need that extra support. I can provide a confidential and non-judgmental space where we can explore this together. I see clients online or in-person.
01276 535180 View 01276 535180
Photo of Katherine Ward, Counsellor in Surrey, England
Katherine Ward
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a warm and caring Relate trained counsellor. I offer couple and individual counselling and sex therapy. Maybe you've been growing apart, or something has happened that has disturbed the core of your relationship? Or you're an individual questioning whether you can be in a/ or any relationship. You don't have to face these issues alone. Sometimes counselling isn't about reaching a conclusion, it can be the start a longer process. The important thing to recognise is that the moment you have got in contact; you will begin to move forward. I counsel on a general level too.
I am a warm and caring Relate trained counsellor. I offer couple and individual counselling and sex therapy. Maybe you've been growing apart, or something has happened that has disturbed the core of your relationship? Or you're an individual questioning whether you can be in a/ or any relationship. You don't have to face these issues alone. Sometimes counselling isn't about reaching a conclusion, it can be the start a longer process. The important thing to recognise is that the moment you have got in contact; you will begin to move forward. I counsel on a general level too.
01883 779996 View 01883 779996
Photo of Julie Sherman, Counsellor in Surrey, England
Julie Sherman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with issues such as: Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self-esteem, Shame, Stress, Trauma or Work related issues? I have experience of working with a variety of clients, including older adults and those with, or affected by, life-limiting illnesses or conditions. I also have a specific interest and experience in working with perinatal issues: infertility and assisted conception, pre- and post-natal depression, pregnancy, miscarriage and parenthood.
Are you struggling with issues such as: Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self-esteem, Shame, Stress, Trauma or Work related issues? I have experience of working with a variety of clients, including older adults and those with, or affected by, life-limiting illnesses or conditions. I also have a specific interest and experience in working with perinatal issues: infertility and assisted conception, pre- and post-natal depression, pregnancy, miscarriage and parenthood.
020 3835 2744 View 020 3835 2744
Photo of Lee Martin Mbacp(Sen.accred)Emdr(Accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Lee Martin Mbacp(Sen.accred)Emdr(Accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Esher KT10  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
020 3984 8581 View 020 3984 8581
Photo of Kate Barnes, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Kate Barnes
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Cobham KT11  (Online Only)
People access therapy for many different reasons. Maybe something has recently happened and feels overwhelming. Maybe something happened along time ago but keeps coming into your mind or maybe you just don’t know why life feels so tough. Therapy provides a chance to confront our fears and discomforting emotions. We may believe we are stronger and safer alone during difficult times, but often this aloneness adds to the difficulties.
People access therapy for many different reasons. Maybe something has recently happened and feels overwhelming. Maybe something happened along time ago but keeps coming into your mind or maybe you just don’t know why life feels so tough. Therapy provides a chance to confront our fears and discomforting emotions. We may believe we are stronger and safer alone during difficult times, but often this aloneness adds to the difficulties.
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Photo of Charlotte Musgrove, Counsellor in Surrey, England
Charlotte Musgrove
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I welcome your needs, be that uncovering the source of your anxiety, beginning to work with your depression, reflecting on relationships and your own patterns of relating, or together voyaging into what is your extrinsic meaning, who and how am I in this world? The therapeutic space I offer is yours to focus on any aspect of life. I am a committed, genuine, caring therapist, that is invested in developing our therapeutic relationship. Together, every step of the way and in your own time, we can explore your life experience and discover where emotions may have got stuck and are now impacting your present.
I welcome your needs, be that uncovering the source of your anxiety, beginning to work with your depression, reflecting on relationships and your own patterns of relating, or together voyaging into what is your extrinsic meaning, who and how am I in this world? The therapeutic space I offer is yours to focus on any aspect of life. I am a committed, genuine, caring therapist, that is invested in developing our therapeutic relationship. Together, every step of the way and in your own time, we can explore your life experience and discover where emotions may have got stuck and are now impacting your present.
01483 968825 View 01483 968825
Photo of Eileen Wallace, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Eileen Wallace
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woking GU22
I'm an experienced psychotherapist having worked in both private practice and NHS . I have dealt with a broad range of issues, including but not limited to: anxiety and depression, loneliness, relationship issues, sadness, loss, stress, self harm, sexual identity/gender, bereavement, redundancy, trauma, PTSD and disassociation. I have also worked with and set up a Post-Natal Depression Support Group for parents in collaboration with Surestart and a Doctor's Surgery in Surrey. I am also a member of the Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy.
I'm an experienced psychotherapist having worked in both private practice and NHS . I have dealt with a broad range of issues, including but not limited to: anxiety and depression, loneliness, relationship issues, sadness, loss, stress, self harm, sexual identity/gender, bereavement, redundancy, trauma, PTSD and disassociation. I have also worked with and set up a Post-Natal Depression Support Group for parents in collaboration with Surestart and a Doctor's Surgery in Surrey. I am also a member of the Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy.
07427 545658 View 07427 545658
Photo of Eleanor Osman, Psychotherapist in Surrey, England
Eleanor Osman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hello, I am Eleanor, Systemic Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with individuals, couples & families. Life is painful, challenging & puzzling at times. Some people come to therapy knowing what they wish to change others use it as a place to explore their discomfort & pain. I offer a safe, confidential, respectful & collaborative space tailored to your needs integrating talking, creative approaches & psychoeducation to explore your difficulties. Together we can discover new ways to understand, manage or find resolution so you can move forwards towards a more satisfying life with a deeper understanding of yourself & others.
Hello, I am Eleanor, Systemic Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with individuals, couples & families. Life is painful, challenging & puzzling at times. Some people come to therapy knowing what they wish to change others use it as a place to explore their discomfort & pain. I offer a safe, confidential, respectful & collaborative space tailored to your needs integrating talking, creative approaches & psychoeducation to explore your difficulties. Together we can discover new ways to understand, manage or find resolution so you can move forwards towards a more satisfying life with a deeper understanding of yourself & others.
01883 779219 View 01883 779219
Photo of Sarah Dean, Counsellor in Surrey, England
Sarah Dean
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
We can all find life hard at times. It can throw up difficulties that feel overwhelming and out of our control. I support adults and teenagers through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues and Asperger Syndrome. When we experience distress, sadness, loneliness, anxiety or depressed mood, it can feel difficult to bear and leave us feeling powerless. Working alongside a therapist means you need not face these difficulties alone.
We can all find life hard at times. It can throw up difficulties that feel overwhelming and out of our control. I support adults and teenagers through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues and Asperger Syndrome. When we experience distress, sadness, loneliness, anxiety or depressed mood, it can feel difficult to bear and leave us feeling powerless. Working alongside a therapist means you need not face these difficulties alone.
01306 775128 View 01306 775128

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Surrey

600+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Surrey who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
82% Stress
73% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aviva
69% AXA PPP
64% Vitality

How Counsellors in Surrey see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Surrey?

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.