Counselling in Warrington

VJM Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Vicky and I am a counsellor based in Warrington, Cheshire. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with addiction, trauma, bereavement & anxiety. I use an integrative approach which is mainly person centred and I will bring in other aspects of therapy such as mindfulness to tailor the sessions to your needs. This will help you to lead the sessions and equip you with tools and strategies to help you manage day-to-day. I'm BACP registered and comply to their ethical framework.
Hi I'm Vicky and I am a counsellor based in Warrington, Cheshire. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with addiction, trauma, bereavement & anxiety. I use an integrative approach which is mainly person centred and I will bring in other aspects of therapy such as mindfulness to tailor the sessions to your needs. This will help you to lead the sessions and equip you with tools and strategies to help you manage day-to-day. I'm BACP registered and comply to their ethical framework.
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Dave Cooper Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Warrington WA2
I work with every kind of addiction and dependence. Unlike residential approaches, I work with you whilst you are at home and at work. In your real life. Issues that I consider my approach successful with are - alcohol, cocaine and other drugs. internet based dependencies such as social media and gaming. Workaholism and relationship depndency. Sexual and relationship addiction. prescription medication dependency. Comfort eating and overeating as well as restricting and self starving.
I work with every kind of addiction and dependence. Unlike residential approaches, I work with you whilst you are at home and at work. In your real life. Issues that I consider my approach successful with are - alcohol, cocaine and other drugs. internet based dependencies such as social media and gaming. Workaholism and relationship depndency. Sexual and relationship addiction. prescription medication dependency. Comfort eating and overeating as well as restricting and self starving.
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Dr Omar A. Kowlessar
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3
I have over 20 years experience of working in the area of Adult Mental Health, working with males and females across the entire life span cycle (teenagers to older adults) treating a variety of mental health difficulties, ranging from common mental health problems (depression, anxiety disorders) to severe and enduring mental health difficulties (psychosis, personality disorders). I currently work as a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and run a private therapy practice out of my office in Warrington (Cheshire) where I provide a range of services to the public. Please have a look at my clinic pictures.
I have over 20 years experience of working in the area of Adult Mental Health, working with males and females across the entire life span cycle (teenagers to older adults) treating a variety of mental health difficulties, ranging from common mental health problems (depression, anxiety disorders) to severe and enduring mental health difficulties (psychosis, personality disorders). I currently work as a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and run a private therapy practice out of my office in Warrington (Cheshire) where I provide a range of services to the public. Please have a look at my clinic pictures.
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Lauren Atherton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
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Jo Henderson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Warrington WA4  (Online Only)
I have worked in the NHS for 20 years delivering evidence-based therapy to people with a range of difficulties. Most recently I have worked with people who are experiencing PTSD, OCD, depression, bereavement, difficulties in relationships, anxiety, excessive worrying, low self-esteem and problems with identity. I also have a special interest in working with people with long-term conditions to understand the impact of this on all aspects of their lives including their emotional wellbeing and relationships. All of my work is currently done online through video link and I have a range of day and evening appointments.
I have worked in the NHS for 20 years delivering evidence-based therapy to people with a range of difficulties. Most recently I have worked with people who are experiencing PTSD, OCD, depression, bereavement, difficulties in relationships, anxiety, excessive worrying, low self-esteem and problems with identity. I also have a special interest in working with people with long-term conditions to understand the impact of this on all aspects of their lives including their emotional wellbeing and relationships. All of my work is currently done online through video link and I have a range of day and evening appointments.
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Dr Paul Campbell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA1
Dr Campbell is a qualified Consultant Clinical Psychologist, chartered by the British Psychological Society, Registered with the Health Professions Council, and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society with extensive experience in Adult Mental Health. He is currently employed by the NHS as the Clinical Lead for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services (IAPT) for the whole of Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Merseyside
Dr Campbell is a qualified Consultant Clinical Psychologist, chartered by the British Psychological Society, Registered with the Health Professions Council, and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society with extensive experience in Adult Mental Health. He is currently employed by the NHS as the Clinical Lead for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services (IAPT) for the whole of Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Merseyside
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Moira Cash Bsc(Hons)
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Warrington WA5
There is a quote by a lady called Anaïs Nin – “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" – a quote in which I firmly believe and embodies how vulnerable people feel when considering contacting a Counsellor for the first time. It is always helpful to talk to someone, especially when that someone is trained to listen and help in a specialised and interactive way. A counsellor is not there to judge you, nor are they there to tell you what to do. Instead counselling provides a safe and respectful environment to express and explore your feelings and troubles.
There is a quote by a lady called Anaïs Nin – “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" – a quote in which I firmly believe and embodies how vulnerable people feel when considering contacting a Counsellor for the first time. It is always helpful to talk to someone, especially when that someone is trained to listen and help in a specialised and interactive way. A counsellor is not there to judge you, nor are they there to tell you what to do. Instead counselling provides a safe and respectful environment to express and explore your feelings and troubles.
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Tracey Murden
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA1
Are you or someone you care about feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? CBT can help. I have over 20 years clinical experience working in both the NHS and private sector. We can work together to understand your difficulties, explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental way, and learn ways of dealing with things differently, in order to help you achieve your goals and have an improved quality of life.
Are you or someone you care about feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? CBT can help. I have over 20 years clinical experience working in both the NHS and private sector. We can work together to understand your difficulties, explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental way, and learn ways of dealing with things differently, in order to help you achieve your goals and have an improved quality of life.
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Susan Mercer Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
My specialities are; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trauma (PTSD/adjustment disorder), depression triggered by bereavement, life changes, relationship changes or ongoing/repeated relationship problems/patterns, mixed anxiety and depression, and low self-esteem. I'm knowledgeable in a wide range of psychological/mental and physical health problems.
My specialities are; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trauma (PTSD/adjustment disorder), depression triggered by bereavement, life changes, relationship changes or ongoing/repeated relationship problems/patterns, mixed anxiety and depression, and low self-esteem. I'm knowledgeable in a wide range of psychological/mental and physical health problems.
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Emma Harrop
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3  (Online Only)
You are important. Are you feeling the pressures of life? Perhaps you need support and understanding with the anxieties life often brings. It can be incredibly tough; feeling as though you're on your own, or that those around you don't understand. Maybe you don't want to share your thoughts and feelings with those closest to you... During our session, you will find a relaxed, safe and confidential environment. We can explore together; where you are, discover the changes you would like to make and look at how you can put the foundations into place, to make those changes real. You may have already gone through some significant changes and could be feeling overwhelmed. I can help and encourage you to discover a better sense of well-being. You will be heard, without being judged.
You are important. Are you feeling the pressures of life? Perhaps you need support and understanding with the anxieties life often brings. It can be incredibly tough; feeling as though you're on your own, or that those around you don't understand. Maybe you don't want to share your thoughts and feelings with those closest to you... During our session, you will find a relaxed, safe and confidential environment. We can explore together; where you are, discover the changes you would like to make and look at how you can put the foundations into place, to make those changes real. You may have already gone through some significant changes and could be feeling overwhelmed. I can help and encourage you to discover a better sense of well-being. You will be heard, without being judged.
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James Taylor
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
Our aim at Springdale is to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. We believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. Our aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
01925 931078 View 01925 931078
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Karen Mountain
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA5  (Online Only)
I have 37 years’ experience working in mental health – initially as a psychiatric nurse in the NHS, supporting people suffering from a wide range of mental health issues. 10 years ago, I qualified as a CBT therapist and have worked extensively with depression, panic disorder, Long term health conditions and pain management, OCD, PTSD, Worry and Rumination, Health anxiety, social anxiety, various phobias and low self-esteem. I also have specialist experience working with parents in the perinatal period (conception to 2 years) as a Perinatal champion.
I have 37 years’ experience working in mental health – initially as a psychiatric nurse in the NHS, supporting people suffering from a wide range of mental health issues. 10 years ago, I qualified as a CBT therapist and have worked extensively with depression, panic disorder, Long term health conditions and pain management, OCD, PTSD, Worry and Rumination, Health anxiety, social anxiety, various phobias and low self-esteem. I also have specialist experience working with parents in the perinatal period (conception to 2 years) as a Perinatal champion.
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Ann Ingham
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3
If you are anxious in any form - stress, PTSD, OCD, worrying, phobias and fears, agoraphobia, panic I can help. If your mood is low, or feeling tired and demotivated, unable to enjoy anything I can help. If your relationship is in trouble, or ending or single and unsure about what you want or maybe lacking confidence in yourself I can help. I'm very experienced and effective. It takes only a few sessions in many cases to start feeling much better regain your confidence and energy and feel hopeful about your future again.
If you are anxious in any form - stress, PTSD, OCD, worrying, phobias and fears, agoraphobia, panic I can help. If your mood is low, or feeling tired and demotivated, unable to enjoy anything I can help. If your relationship is in trouble, or ending or single and unsure about what you want or maybe lacking confidence in yourself I can help. I'm very experienced and effective. It takes only a few sessions in many cases to start feeling much better regain your confidence and energy and feel hopeful about your future again.
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David Tanner
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA5  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Choosing to come for counselling is a big step and understandably you may feel anxious about how this will work for you. In our first session we will begin to get to know each other and I will explain how we will look together at the issues that are important to you. The person centred counselling that I offer puts you right at the heart of the process. I am able to provide you with a safe and supportive environment, where you will feel able to express your feelings without fear of being judged ...everything you say will be carefully listened to and treated in confidence ... if it matters to you then you are free to say it.
Choosing to come for counselling is a big step and understandably you may feel anxious about how this will work for you. In our first session we will begin to get to know each other and I will explain how we will look together at the issues that are important to you. The person centred counselling that I offer puts you right at the heart of the process. I am able to provide you with a safe and supportive environment, where you will feel able to express your feelings without fear of being judged ...everything you say will be carefully listened to and treated in confidence ... if it matters to you then you are free to say it.
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Kirsty Sanderson Pg Dip
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA4
People turn to counselling with many and varied issues. But despite the variations, you have some things in common and often it is recognition that it is time for change, or a desire to change; a wish to minimise or remove distress and anxiety and a need for a deeper understanding of yourself, your partners, family members or others around you. I am fully Relate trained to work with couples and your relationship issues, however I also work with individuals, young people and families covering the wide range of issues you may encounter on a daily basis. I offer room based therapy in Warrington or outdoor sessions in Wrexham.
People turn to counselling with many and varied issues. But despite the variations, you have some things in common and often it is recognition that it is time for change, or a desire to change; a wish to minimise or remove distress and anxiety and a need for a deeper understanding of yourself, your partners, family members or others around you. I am fully Relate trained to work with couples and your relationship issues, however I also work with individuals, young people and families covering the wide range of issues you may encounter on a daily basis. I offer room based therapy in Warrington or outdoor sessions in Wrexham.
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Julie Ashworth
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3
Hi, my name is Julie. I am a professional Counsellor and Supervisor and an member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society. I provide a confidential, counselling service to meet your individual needs providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can work at your own pace in a place of safety and comfort where your feelings and emotions can be expressed and explored. I offer support and understanding in a non-critical way and appreciate and respect differences and diversity in culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, physical ability and spirituality
Hi, my name is Julie. I am a professional Counsellor and Supervisor and an member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society. I provide a confidential, counselling service to meet your individual needs providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can work at your own pace in a place of safety and comfort where your feelings and emotions can be expressed and explored. I offer support and understanding in a non-critical way and appreciate and respect differences and diversity in culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, physical ability and spirituality
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Catherine Mary Harpham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA5
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes it all just feels too much. Maybe you are overwhelmed with anxiety and exhausted with trying to be someone you are not. You might be a parent, struggling to help your child through mental health issues and seek a different way of being, in order to feel more calm and focused. You might be looking to learn more about what being neurodivergent means for you, or be wanting to heal from a painful past that did not celebrate who you are. If so, counselling may be a path to help empower you, to make the changes you need and rediscover your sense of self. I want to help support you
Sometimes it all just feels too much. Maybe you are overwhelmed with anxiety and exhausted with trying to be someone you are not. You might be a parent, struggling to help your child through mental health issues and seek a different way of being, in order to feel more calm and focused. You might be looking to learn more about what being neurodivergent means for you, or be wanting to heal from a painful past that did not celebrate who you are. If so, counselling may be a path to help empower you, to make the changes you need and rediscover your sense of self. I want to help support you
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Michael Rimmer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3
There is a broad spectrum of reasons why people seek and can benefit from counselling. The reasons may seem clear, or may feel somewhat out of reach, yet there is a sense that talking to someone may help? Counselling can help us to better understand the source of our distress, find resolutions and move forward in ways that serve us better as individuals. I consider it a privilege to work with people in this endeavour and recognise that it is important that you find the right person to talk to.
There is a broad spectrum of reasons why people seek and can benefit from counselling. The reasons may seem clear, or may feel somewhat out of reach, yet there is a sense that talking to someone may help? Counselling can help us to better understand the source of our distress, find resolutions and move forward in ways that serve us better as individuals. I consider it a privilege to work with people in this endeavour and recognise that it is important that you find the right person to talk to.
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Dr Olivia Partridge
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA1
I am a warm and down to earth Clinical Psychologist, passionate about working with people to understand their difficulties and move towards change. I am able to support with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, grief, and low self-esteem. I specialise in working with the impacts of trauma (which may include intrusive images, flashbacks, or nightmares) and with difficulties in relationships (for example the way people relate to themselves and/or others). I work hard to create a sense of safety in sessions and am reflective, non-judgemental and genuine in my approach.
I am a warm and down to earth Clinical Psychologist, passionate about working with people to understand their difficulties and move towards change. I am able to support with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, grief, and low self-esteem. I specialise in working with the impacts of trauma (which may include intrusive images, flashbacks, or nightmares) and with difficulties in relationships (for example the way people relate to themselves and/or others). I work hard to create a sense of safety in sessions and am reflective, non-judgemental and genuine in my approach.
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Claire Bee Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA2
Do you feel stuck, maybe with low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or with things from your past holding you back? Do you feel lonely, lost, uncertain or unable to make decisions for fear of making the wrong choice? Do you need support to see clearly and communicate effectively? Are you struggling with addiction, anxiety or depression? Are you feeling low or worthless? Are you finding it hard to come to terms with grief, loss, divorce, infidelity, or abuse? I have supported clients through these and other issues, and I will be with you in a non-judgemental, supportive way though whatever you're facing.
Do you feel stuck, maybe with low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or with things from your past holding you back? Do you feel lonely, lost, uncertain or unable to make decisions for fear of making the wrong choice? Do you need support to see clearly and communicate effectively? Are you struggling with addiction, anxiety or depression? Are you feeling low or worthless? Are you finding it hard to come to terms with grief, loss, divorce, infidelity, or abuse? I have supported clients through these and other issues, and I will be with you in a non-judgemental, supportive way though whatever you're facing.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Warrington

100+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Warrington who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
94% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
85% Stress
75% Bereavement
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% AXA PPP
59% Aviva
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Warrington see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Warrington?

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.