Counselling in Totton

Photo of undefined - Emma O'Sullivan counselling and psychotherapy, MBACP, Counsellor
Emma O'Sullivan counselling and psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
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Changing Pages Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
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Karen Oborn
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Hi, I'm Karen, and I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor working at different locations across Hampshire, including Romsey, New Forest, Gosport and online. I provide long-term and short-term counselling to adults aged 18 and above. As a Gestalt trained therapist, I offer talking and creative therapy, focusing on you in the present moment, informed by your past experiences and your expectations for the future.
Hi, I'm Karen, and I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor working at different locations across Hampshire, including Romsey, New Forest, Gosport and online. I provide long-term and short-term counselling to adults aged 18 and above. As a Gestalt trained therapist, I offer talking and creative therapy, focusing on you in the present moment, informed by your past experiences and your expectations for the future.
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Jane Gosnell-Lee
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
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KvLS Mental Health Support
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Welcome to KvLS Mental Health Support! We are dedicated to promoting good mental health and wellbeing for people in the Southampton area and beyond. Situated at Royal Mail House, near Oxford Street in the city centre of Southampton, we provide a range of services and resources to help you overcome mental health challenges and improve your overall quality of life. We aim to inspire you to shape your emotional perspective into a healthy and effective one, enabling you to foster a better understanding of yourself.
Welcome to KvLS Mental Health Support! We are dedicated to promoting good mental health and wellbeing for people in the Southampton area and beyond. Situated at Royal Mail House, near Oxford Street in the city centre of Southampton, we provide a range of services and resources to help you overcome mental health challenges and improve your overall quality of life. We aim to inspire you to shape your emotional perspective into a healthy and effective one, enabling you to foster a better understanding of yourself.
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Diane Julie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
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Lyn Best
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
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Be Well Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Hi, I am Mark at Be Well Counselling. Many of us sometimes feel stuck or lost in our lives, without a clear view of the future. We may have specific personal issues which we wish to address, be facing changes in circumstances or experiencing a challenging period in our life. I support clients with a wide range of personal issues including anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and burnout. I help clients explore and process impact of abuse and trauma, domestic abuse, bereavement and grief. I help clients in their processing and working through relationship issues and divorce, parenting issues and changes in personal circumstance.
Hi, I am Mark at Be Well Counselling. Many of us sometimes feel stuck or lost in our lives, without a clear view of the future. We may have specific personal issues which we wish to address, be facing changes in circumstances or experiencing a challenging period in our life. I support clients with a wide range of personal issues including anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and burnout. I help clients explore and process impact of abuse and trauma, domestic abuse, bereavement and grief. I help clients in their processing and working through relationship issues and divorce, parenting issues and changes in personal circumstance.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Rebecca Luty - Safe Space Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Rebecca Luty - Safe Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst SO40
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
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Photo of Roxanne Edmonds, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Roxanne Edmonds
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hillyfields SO16
Finding a new counsellor can be daunting, so have a read of my profile and how I work, to see if you feel we could work together. You are welcome to contact me for more information. I offer a professional, confidential and friendly therapeutic space for you to explore what is troubling you. Sessions will be f-2-f/online in a warm and safe environment where you can bring any subject you wish to discuss without fear of judgment. Counselling can lead to self discovery, confidence and understanding, helping you to come to your own decisions, feel improved moods and discover a new, brighter, happier way of being.
Finding a new counsellor can be daunting, so have a read of my profile and how I work, to see if you feel we could work together. You are welcome to contact me for more information. I offer a professional, confidential and friendly therapeutic space for you to explore what is troubling you. Sessions will be f-2-f/online in a warm and safe environment where you can bring any subject you wish to discuss without fear of judgment. Counselling can lead to self discovery, confidence and understanding, helping you to come to your own decisions, feel improved moods and discover a new, brighter, happier way of being.
023 8214 8337 View 023 8214 8337
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Corine Hope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
Seeking therapy takes courage and finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Perhaps you would like to make changes to your life but are unsure of where to begin? We can work together to help identify patterns and themes of your view of the world and yourself in it. We can think about how past experiences may have impacted on your ability to cope and function. With acquiring greater insight, awareness and meaning, we can work towards breaking destructive patterns and gain resources which will help you cope with difficulties and make profound changes to your life and relationships.
Seeking therapy takes courage and finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Perhaps you would like to make changes to your life but are unsure of where to begin? We can work together to help identify patterns and themes of your view of the world and yourself in it. We can think about how past experiences may have impacted on your ability to cope and function. With acquiring greater insight, awareness and meaning, we can work towards breaking destructive patterns and gain resources which will help you cope with difficulties and make profound changes to your life and relationships.
01794 339383 View 01794 339383
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Dr Hannah Gray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
Hi, I'm Hannah, a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, struggles associated with neurodivergence, and burnout. Often people come to see me when life has left them feeling overwhelmed or stuck and my job is to help you find a way through. This could involve learning new skills, overcoming difficult events from the past or getting back in touch with the skills and strengths you already have, but may have lost sight of.
Hi, I'm Hannah, a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, struggles associated with neurodivergence, and burnout. Often people come to see me when life has left them feeling overwhelmed or stuck and my job is to help you find a way through. This could involve learning new skills, overcoming difficult events from the past or getting back in touch with the skills and strengths you already have, but may have lost sight of.
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Clare Lewis
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cadnam SO40
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
023 8192 4877 View 023 8192 4877
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Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
023 8235 3274 View 023 8235 3274
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Gloria Boshier
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Perhaps you have found your way here because you are feeling low or anxious you may be experiencing a bereavement a relationship difficulty or a loss of direction in your life, during such times it can be helpful to talk to someone in confidence without the fear of feeling judged.
Perhaps you have found your way here because you are feeling low or anxious you may be experiencing a bereavement a relationship difficulty or a loss of direction in your life, during such times it can be helpful to talk to someone in confidence without the fear of feeling judged.
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
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Kate Sarah Alexander
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Hello, my name is Kate, I am a fully qualified humanistic and CBT counsellor based in the New Forest. I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I am a member of an association which ensures that I am always working with your best interests at heart. My approach is flexible, I am interested in learning about your unique situation and experience, working together at a pace and in a way that is right for you. I can assist by providing a safe space, where you feel heard and understood, where you are met with compassion and acceptance and are able to make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
Hello, my name is Kate, I am a fully qualified humanistic and CBT counsellor based in the New Forest. I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I am a member of an association which ensures that I am always working with your best interests at heart. My approach is flexible, I am interested in learning about your unique situation and experience, working together at a pace and in a way that is right for you. I can assist by providing a safe space, where you feel heard and understood, where you are met with compassion and acceptance and are able to make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
01725 538762 View 01725 538762
Photo of Dr Hubert Fanka, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Dr Hubert Fanka
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
023 9431 1717 View 023 9431 1717
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Jenny Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello I'm Jen and I am a person-centred therapist and I have been in private practice since May 2020 where I see clients remotely. I offer person-centred therapy to both adults and children. Working as a person-centred therapist I believe the client is very much the driver of their own therapy journey and I am here to offer that safe space required to enable the client to freely explore what is going on for them at a pace which feels natural to the individual. There is no obligation to set goals as the therapy I provide is very fluid and can go in any direction as the therapy offered is all about the person and not goals or targets.
Hello I'm Jen and I am a person-centred therapist and I have been in private practice since May 2020 where I see clients remotely. I offer person-centred therapy to both adults and children. Working as a person-centred therapist I believe the client is very much the driver of their own therapy journey and I am here to offer that safe space required to enable the client to freely explore what is going on for them at a pace which feels natural to the individual. There is no obligation to set goals as the therapy I provide is very fluid and can go in any direction as the therapy offered is all about the person and not goals or targets.
023 9431 1682 View 023 9431 1682

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Totton

< 10

Counsellors in Totton who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Family Conflict
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

76% Female
12% Male
12% Non-Binary

How Counsellors in Totton see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Totton?

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.