Counselling in Tyne and Wear

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Photo of Georgia Giannopoulou, DCounsPsych, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Georgia Giannopoulou
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis as my core model working with individuals and couples across genders and orientations. I practice in English and Greek. I work with a range of issues including trauma, stress, issues of identity and existential concerns, life transitions such as immigration, separations, divorce, parenthood, career changes as well as losses, eating and body image issues, relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and explorations of identity and self-actualisation. I am existentially minded and use a range of approaches tailored to the individual in support of their goals.
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis as my core model working with individuals and couples across genders and orientations. I practice in English and Greek. I work with a range of issues including trauma, stress, issues of identity and existential concerns, life transitions such as immigration, separations, divorce, parenthood, career changes as well as losses, eating and body image issues, relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and explorations of identity and self-actualisation. I am existentially minded and use a range of approaches tailored to the individual in support of their goals.
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Dr Jane MacMillan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Taking the first step to finding help can be difficult and confusing. I offer a discrete and compassionate service for individuals wishing to seek professional advice for a wide range of mental health issues. We start with a comprehensive assessment and devise a plan for treatment based on your individual needs.
Taking the first step to finding help can be difficult and confusing. I offer a discrete and compassionate service for individuals wishing to seek professional advice for a wide range of mental health issues. We start with a comprehensive assessment and devise a plan for treatment based on your individual needs.
0191 743 7644 View 0191 743 7644
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Sarah O'Callaghan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I'm Sarah a CBT therapist with a range of experience in most areas of mental health over a career that has spanned 18 years with the NHS. I now work offering therapy to those 16 and over in looking at how your difficulties might have come about, and thinking together about what we can do to tackle these. I offer support to those with a range of anxiety presentations from social anxiety, OCD and health worries among others. I can also support helping people overcome low mood and depression, both by looking at how we can bring about behavioural change and challenging unhelpful thinking styles.
Hello! I'm Sarah a CBT therapist with a range of experience in most areas of mental health over a career that has spanned 18 years with the NHS. I now work offering therapy to those 16 and over in looking at how your difficulties might have come about, and thinking together about what we can do to tackle these. I offer support to those with a range of anxiety presentations from social anxiety, OCD and health worries among others. I can also support helping people overcome low mood and depression, both by looking at how we can bring about behavioural change and challenging unhelpful thinking styles.
0191 743 1773 View 0191 743 1773
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Gemma Victoria Watson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
We all struggle at different times in our lives. If you have found yourself needing to talk about your feelings, feeling stuck in life or are burdened by the past, person-centred counselling can address many different types of mental health problems.
We all struggle at different times in our lives. If you have found yourself needing to talk about your feelings, feeling stuck in life or are burdened by the past, person-centred counselling can address many different types of mental health problems.
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James Bowness Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I share my time between private practice and working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Whilst I typically work with clients who are experiencing anxiety or low mood, I have a special interest in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). I have extensive experience working in adult mental health and I am qualified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I hold clinics in the evenings in Jesmond.
I share my time between private practice and working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Whilst I typically work with clients who are experiencing anxiety or low mood, I have a special interest in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). I have extensive experience working in adult mental health and I am qualified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I hold clinics in the evenings in Jesmond.
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Jesmond Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
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Anne Morrison
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE27  (Online Only)
As a busy professional you may feel you don't have time to be stressed and anxious yet you do. You feel under pressure, can't take time off and don't like letting others down. Many of my clients come to me with similar concerns. They often say "I thought I was stronger than this". When we start to talk about what lead them to make an appointment it turns out there have been a number of life-changing experiences that haven't been dealt with. Then something else happens that just 'tripped' them up and they now feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. I help them lead a happier, healthier life where they feel more confident and in control.
As a busy professional you may feel you don't have time to be stressed and anxious yet you do. You feel under pressure, can't take time off and don't like letting others down. Many of my clients come to me with similar concerns. They often say "I thought I was stronger than this". When we start to talk about what lead them to make an appointment it turns out there have been a number of life-changing experiences that haven't been dealt with. Then something else happens that just 'tripped' them up and they now feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. I help them lead a happier, healthier life where they feel more confident and in control.
0191 743 0249 View 0191 743 0249
Photo of David Blakelock, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
David Blakelock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I can provide clients with access to tailored, evidence based interventions for a range of mental health difficulties. Examples include depression, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder. I am also able to provide services to enhance the performance and well-being of athletes, sportspersons, coaches and teams. Examples of areas of focus include performance anxiety, difficulty managing/regulating emotions, problems with concentration, focus and attention and difficulties coping with transitions/injuries.
I can provide clients with access to tailored, evidence based interventions for a range of mental health difficulties. Examples include depression, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder. I am also able to provide services to enhance the performance and well-being of athletes, sportspersons, coaches and teams. Examples of areas of focus include performance anxiety, difficulty managing/regulating emotions, problems with concentration, focus and attention and difficulties coping with transitions/injuries.
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Psychology Newcastle - Dr Mariam Majid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
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Photo of Tabitha Appleby, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Tabitha Appleby
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am BACP Accredited integrative psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I and also a EMDR Therapist and Couples Counsellor and regularlywork with neurodiversity. I provide a free initial short call service to get more information regarding the presenting issue. Integrative means that I have many tools and can adapt my style to meet my clients needs. EMDR can help with trauma, phobias and anxiety and I work with Couples to help with communication and better relationships. I work online and face to face.
I am BACP Accredited integrative psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I and also a EMDR Therapist and Couples Counsellor and regularlywork with neurodiversity. I provide a free initial short call service to get more information regarding the presenting issue. Integrative means that I have many tools and can adapt my style to meet my clients needs. EMDR can help with trauma, phobias and anxiety and I work with Couples to help with communication and better relationships. I work online and face to face.
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Counselling Direct
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, my name is Vicky and welcome to Counselling Direct. Are you struggling with life's challenges such as anxiety, ADHD/ADD, ASD, bereavement, depression or low self-esteem, then counselling can help. I offer a warm and friendly professional service and provide a safe and confidential space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings and issues. I work with people with a range of difficulties, helping them to gain personal awareness, a clearer perspective on their life and make positive changes.
Hi, my name is Vicky and welcome to Counselling Direct. Are you struggling with life's challenges such as anxiety, ADHD/ADD, ASD, bereavement, depression or low self-esteem, then counselling can help. I offer a warm and friendly professional service and provide a safe and confidential space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings and issues. I work with people with a range of difficulties, helping them to gain personal awareness, a clearer perspective on their life and make positive changes.
0191 607 6440 View 0191 607 6440
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Dr Suzanne Kearney
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I'm an experienced clinical psychologist and cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) practitioner, having worked extensively in the NHS and within universities, contributing to the training of other psychologists. I have specialist experience in and passion for working with women to navigate being a woman through the lifespan, having worked for several years within women’s health psychology settings. This includes difficulties related to relationships, making fertility choices, pregnancy and birth experiences, the beginning, middle and end of our reproductive years, intimacy, loss, and maintaining a positive sense of self.
I'm an experienced clinical psychologist and cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) practitioner, having worked extensively in the NHS and within universities, contributing to the training of other psychologists. I have specialist experience in and passion for working with women to navigate being a woman through the lifespan, having worked for several years within women’s health psychology settings. This includes difficulties related to relationships, making fertility choices, pregnancy and birth experiences, the beginning, middle and end of our reproductive years, intimacy, loss, and maintaining a positive sense of self.
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Melanie Charnock Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
0191 917 9377 View 0191 917 9377
Photo of Kingsley Boateng, MBACP, Counsellor
Kingsley Boateng
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a fully accredited and qualified Counsellor and a Hypnotherapist. With these two skills, clients can choose what they feel works best for them, and my evaluations of every session involve them. Are you struggling with Loss of any kind? Is anxiety your primary issue affecting your everyday life? Or are you struggling to accept or come to terms with your sexuality? Marking Therapy is a safe space for you—a space where you can be yourself without holding back. I can also support you in dealing with all forms of addiction, body image/ confidence, smoke cessation and many more.
I am a fully accredited and qualified Counsellor and a Hypnotherapist. With these two skills, clients can choose what they feel works best for them, and my evaluations of every session involve them. Are you struggling with Loss of any kind? Is anxiety your primary issue affecting your everyday life? Or are you struggling to accept or come to terms with your sexuality? Marking Therapy is a safe space for you—a space where you can be yourself without holding back. I can also support you in dealing with all forms of addiction, body image/ confidence, smoke cessation and many more.
0191 743 9511 View 0191 743 9511
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Kathryn Spence
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hi there, I’m Kathryn, an Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR Therapist. I am happy to arrange a free telephone consultation discuss how I can help. I specialise in helping adults with trauma or PTSD / c-PTSD, OCD, attachment or relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. As well as other difficulties people may be facing. I aim to help people who are feeling 'stuck' and want to make changes to improve the way they feel about themselves. This may involve working on your history or staying in the present, learning new ways to manage and recover from emotional difficulties.
Hi there, I’m Kathryn, an Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR Therapist. I am happy to arrange a free telephone consultation discuss how I can help. I specialise in helping adults with trauma or PTSD / c-PTSD, OCD, attachment or relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. As well as other difficulties people may be facing. I aim to help people who are feeling 'stuck' and want to make changes to improve the way they feel about themselves. This may involve working on your history or staying in the present, learning new ways to manage and recover from emotional difficulties.
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Joseph Tyson-Adams - North East Therapy Network
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hi. My name is Joseph Tyson-Adams, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and EMDR (trauma therapy) practitioner. I have worked in the NHS over the last 20 years, currently working as a Senior Psychotherapist. If you are suffering from past traumas, stress, depression or anxiety issues, I am here to help. I have worked with clients to improve their mental health & reclaim their lives. I would find it a huge privilege & pleasure to join you on your journey towards your goals. We offer a free telephone consultation to discuss issues affecting you & support we could offer.
Hi. My name is Joseph Tyson-Adams, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and EMDR (trauma therapy) practitioner. I have worked in the NHS over the last 20 years, currently working as a Senior Psychotherapist. If you are suffering from past traumas, stress, depression or anxiety issues, I am here to help. I have worked with clients to improve their mental health & reclaim their lives. I would find it a huge privilege & pleasure to join you on your journey towards your goals. We offer a free telephone consultation to discuss issues affecting you & support we could offer.
0191 743 4697 View 0191 743 4697
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Armele Philpotts
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
When we're going through a challenging time it can feel really difficult, and working with someone who has supported many others in similar situations is a great way to move forward. I can support you to take some time out of the same old experiences, to invest in yourself so you can be happier and enjoy what life has to offer. It's possible to work with me one to one or as a couple.
When we're going through a challenging time it can feel really difficult, and working with someone who has supported many others in similar situations is a great way to move forward. I can support you to take some time out of the same old experiences, to invest in yourself so you can be happier and enjoy what life has to offer. It's possible to work with me one to one or as a couple.
0191 743 3173 View 0191 743 3173
Photo of Helen Ferguson - N E Holistic, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
N E Holistic
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor, offering online, telephone, and face-to-face therapy in the North Shields area. I work at your pace, specialising in depression, trauma, anxiety, addiction, relationship and emotional difficulties. Past trauma or life events may feel difficult to cope with and leave you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour causing you conflict and anxiety. If you are considering counselling for the first time or have experienced therapy in the past or have struggled to find a solution that feels right for you, taking that first step is a sign of strength
I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor, offering online, telephone, and face-to-face therapy in the North Shields area. I work at your pace, specialising in depression, trauma, anxiety, addiction, relationship and emotional difficulties. Past trauma or life events may feel difficult to cope with and leave you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour causing you conflict and anxiety. If you are considering counselling for the first time or have experienced therapy in the past or have struggled to find a solution that feels right for you, taking that first step is a sign of strength
0191 743 3326 View 0191 743 3326
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Karen Hepburn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have over 17 years experience working as an Integrative Counsellor and over 7 years as an EMDR therapist working with a diverse range of issues relating to personal and work life. I also work as a Couples Therapist and have a background in health and fitness, therefore, work from a holistic perspective with clients to enhance self-care. I will work with you together to explore the relationship between your thoughts, emotions and behaviour's enabling you to progress through the process of therapy helping you overcome the problems or issues and feel more in control of your daily life.
I have over 17 years experience working as an Integrative Counsellor and over 7 years as an EMDR therapist working with a diverse range of issues relating to personal and work life. I also work as a Couples Therapist and have a background in health and fitness, therefore, work from a holistic perspective with clients to enhance self-care. I will work with you together to explore the relationship between your thoughts, emotions and behaviour's enabling you to progress through the process of therapy helping you overcome the problems or issues and feel more in control of your daily life.
0191 917 2262 View 0191 917 2262
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Lindsay Wilkinson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Jarrow NE32
I specialise in working with individuals who have difficulties in managing their emotions and therefore struggle with things like relationships, drinking, substance use, self harming and other impulsive behaviour. You don't need a formal diagnosis to work with me, but I do have a speciality of working with people with personality disorders. I also have lots of experience of working with people who have had traumatic histories and are struggling to manage as a result. This might mean they are depressed, anxious or just finding trusting people hard. As well as these specialities, I also work with all major mental health issues
I specialise in working with individuals who have difficulties in managing their emotions and therefore struggle with things like relationships, drinking, substance use, self harming and other impulsive behaviour. You don't need a formal diagnosis to work with me, but I do have a speciality of working with people with personality disorders. I also have lots of experience of working with people who have had traumatic histories and are struggling to manage as a result. This might mean they are depressed, anxious or just finding trusting people hard. As well as these specialities, I also work with all major mental health issues
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Number of Counsellors in Tyne and Wear

200+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Tyne and Wear who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
64% Bupa
60% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Tyne and Wear see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tyne and Wear?

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.