Counselling in Warrington

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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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Ignite Play Therapy
Verified Verified
Warrington WA2
I'm Lucy, a Certified Play and Creative Arts Therapist. Play is a child's natural form of communication, and is how they process their experiences and emotions. I work directly with children using play and the arts to help them explore their feelings without the need for words in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment. This includes sand, games, instruments, puppets, dance/movement equipment, clay/dough and creative arts materials. Play Therapy sessions are child-led and aim to help children reach their potential and improve mental well-being.
I'm Lucy, a Certified Play and Creative Arts Therapist. Play is a child's natural form of communication, and is how they process their experiences and emotions. I work directly with children using play and the arts to help them explore their feelings without the need for words in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment. This includes sand, games, instruments, puppets, dance/movement equipment, clay/dough and creative arts materials. Play Therapy sessions are child-led and aim to help children reach their potential and improve mental well-being.
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Lynne Nowell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Warrington WA5  (Online Only)
Since 2008 I have worked extensively with clients struggling with anxiety. stress, depression, trauma and relationship issues. I aim to make you feel heard and understood. I can help you identify obstacles and triggers that present problems in your everyday lives. Together we create a strategy of change that will strive to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Since 2008 I have worked extensively with clients struggling with anxiety. stress, depression, trauma and relationship issues. I aim to make you feel heard and understood. I can help you identify obstacles and triggers that present problems in your everyday lives. Together we create a strategy of change that will strive to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
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Emma Haslam
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington WA1
Taking the first step to meet a therapist may feel daunting, yet it can be so rewarding by helping you learn about yourself and what has brought you here. Therapy is a vital component in an individual’s growth and self-awareness. Many people seek therapy for several reasons, whether its anxiety, bereavement, trauma, stress and many other reasons that can be explored and worked through, with someone beside you, supporting you. It is your space and time, that can be used exploring whatever you wish to bring. My hope is to be someone you can reveal your true self to, without feeling judged, but to feel heard, understood and accepted.
Taking the first step to meet a therapist may feel daunting, yet it can be so rewarding by helping you learn about yourself and what has brought you here. Therapy is a vital component in an individual’s growth and self-awareness. Many people seek therapy for several reasons, whether its anxiety, bereavement, trauma, stress and many other reasons that can be explored and worked through, with someone beside you, supporting you. It is your space and time, that can be used exploring whatever you wish to bring. My hope is to be someone you can reveal your true self to, without feeling judged, but to feel heard, understood and accepted.
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Christina Broadbent
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA1
Hi! I’m Christina and I have 10 years experience working with Individuals and Couples Online & in Person. I currently have some sessions available this week if you feel you need urgent support. I work with a very wide variety of issues and I have a particular interest in working with betrayal and infidelity. I’ve never had a client report that they didn’t find their sessions helpful. I am fully qualified, Insured and accredited will support you without any judgement. I know picking a therapist can be really hard so do feel free to message me with any questions you may have!
Hi! I’m Christina and I have 10 years experience working with Individuals and Couples Online & in Person. I currently have some sessions available this week if you feel you need urgent support. I work with a very wide variety of issues and I have a particular interest in working with betrayal and infidelity. I’ve never had a client report that they didn’t find their sessions helpful. I am fully qualified, Insured and accredited will support you without any judgement. I know picking a therapist can be really hard so do feel free to message me with any questions you may have!
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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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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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Dawn Brearley
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
When was the last time that you checked in with yourself? We can be there to support our loved ones and just get on with the day to day but sometimes forget to look after ourselves. We can feel lost, overwhelmed, scared or angry at the curveballs that life throws at us. As a person-centred therapist, I know how important it is to feel comfortable and accepted in counselling sessions. We can build up trust together and so empower you to explore difficult feelings and find a way forward. I’m happy to work in a shorter-term solution focussed way or explore deeper issues, which have been troubling you for a while, over the longer term.
When was the last time that you checked in with yourself? We can be there to support our loved ones and just get on with the day to day but sometimes forget to look after ourselves. We can feel lost, overwhelmed, scared or angry at the curveballs that life throws at us. As a person-centred therapist, I know how important it is to feel comfortable and accepted in counselling sessions. We can build up trust together and so empower you to explore difficult feelings and find a way forward. I’m happy to work in a shorter-term solution focussed way or explore deeper issues, which have been troubling you for a while, over the longer term.
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Four the love of you
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA2
Hi I'm Becks, Welcome to Four the love of you - a title that means a lot to me and hopefully yourselves as therapy is all about YOU and hopefully fulfilling your journey to a much better place. I am a qualified psychotherapist/counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am a down to earth, friendly, caring and funny person ( I like to think I am anyway) with a quirky sense of humour. Please give me an email/call today and let me help you with any worries/concerns you have about starting therapy. I will be by your side every step of the way, Becks
Hi I'm Becks, Welcome to Four the love of you - a title that means a lot to me and hopefully yourselves as therapy is all about YOU and hopefully fulfilling your journey to a much better place. I am a qualified psychotherapist/counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am a down to earth, friendly, caring and funny person ( I like to think I am anyway) with a quirky sense of humour. Please give me an email/call today and let me help you with any worries/concerns you have about starting therapy. I will be by your side every step of the way, Becks
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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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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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Leticia Susana Stamer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA1
We struggle, we encounter challenges in life, and whether you feel it's too much and you're finding it hard to cope, or you want to deepen your personal development, counselling can be a deeply healing space to explore different parts of yourself, and take control of your life and your future. You are not alone, wherever you are on your life's journey, I want to help you promote positive change and growth. It takes courage to face our challenges and it will be my privilege to accompany you on this journey towards change.
We struggle, we encounter challenges in life, and whether you feel it's too much and you're finding it hard to cope, or you want to deepen your personal development, counselling can be a deeply healing space to explore different parts of yourself, and take control of your life and your future. You are not alone, wherever you are on your life's journey, I want to help you promote positive change and growth. It takes courage to face our challenges and it will be my privilege to accompany you on this journey towards change.
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Hear4U Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
Welcome to my profile. My number one aim, passion and priority is to make a positive difference to your life. For me, counselling is a process that supports, empowers and facilitates well-being. A space that you can trust with no judgement or criticism for you to feel free to express and explore what’s important to you. I offer an empathic nurturing relationship so that you are supported to achieve your goals, whether it would be personal development and self-actualisation or to overcome distressing/traumatic events, thoughts or feelings. Attentively, I actively listen to you so I understand deeply, you and your lived experiences.
Welcome to my profile. My number one aim, passion and priority is to make a positive difference to your life. For me, counselling is a process that supports, empowers and facilitates well-being. A space that you can trust with no judgement or criticism for you to feel free to express and explore what’s important to you. I offer an empathic nurturing relationship so that you are supported to achieve your goals, whether it would be personal development and self-actualisation or to overcome distressing/traumatic events, thoughts or feelings. Attentively, I actively listen to you so I understand deeply, you and your lived experiences.
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Dr Liddy Carver
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
Online Counselling/Psychotherapy available via Zoom or Skype. Based in Warrington,Cheshire, I am a highly qualified therapist with a PhD in Counselling and MSc in Clinical Counselling. As an experienced BACP Registered and Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I provide a safe, professional and confidential talking therapy service for individuals, couples and families. My work is influenced by the Person-Centred Approach based on acceptance, empathy and genuineness. I am also a qualified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Regulation) and a Clinical Supervisor trained at postgraduate level.
Online Counselling/Psychotherapy available via Zoom or Skype. Based in Warrington,Cheshire, I am a highly qualified therapist with a PhD in Counselling and MSc in Clinical Counselling. As an experienced BACP Registered and Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I provide a safe, professional and confidential talking therapy service for individuals, couples and families. My work is influenced by the Person-Centred Approach based on acceptance, empathy and genuineness. I am also a qualified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Regulation) and a Clinical Supervisor trained at postgraduate level.
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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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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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Dr Graham Simpson-Adkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA4
I aim to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. I 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. My 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.
I aim to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. I 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. My 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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Julie Pomfret
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Warrington WA5
I am an integrative therapist who is able to offer a range of approaches. I specialise in Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Bibliotherapy, Body Image, Confidence with Communication, Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purpose, Depression, Existential Therapy, Expressive Writing Therapy, Identity Issues, Narrative Therapy and Resilience Building. I offer face-to-face therapy as I believe it is the most effective way to build a good, solid, therapeutic relationship. The experience of being in a safe therapy space helps to build a stronger, more trusting connection with your therapist, which, in turn, brings the best results.
I am an integrative therapist who is able to offer a range of approaches. I specialise in Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Bibliotherapy, Body Image, Confidence with Communication, Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purpose, Depression, Existential Therapy, Expressive Writing Therapy, Identity Issues, Narrative Therapy and Resilience Building. I offer face-to-face therapy as I believe it is the most effective way to build a good, solid, therapeutic relationship. The experience of being in a safe therapy space helps to build a stronger, more trusting connection with your therapist, which, in turn, brings the best results.
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Janine Lee Norris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Warrington WA4
Hello, I'm Janine, a dedicated and compassionate trauma-informed therapist. I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 9 years of experience helping teenagers, and adults overcome a wide range of psychological challenges. I can successfully treat; anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, and other mental health problems so that you can enjoy life again as you once did.
Hello, I'm Janine, a dedicated and compassionate trauma-informed therapist. I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 9 years of experience helping teenagers, and adults overcome a wide range of psychological challenges. I can successfully treat; anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, and other mental health problems so that you can enjoy life again as you once did.
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Arco Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Warrington WA3
Immediate starts available. Arco Therapy is a local CBT service offering CBT to children, teenagers and adults. More and more people are struggling with anxiety, stress and sadness and often professional therapy is needed to overcome these difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help children, teenagers, and adults to overcome these problems and help them to enjoy their lives. CBT is the recommended treatment for anxiety and depression and provides the opportunity to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and how they impact on how the person feels.
Immediate starts available. Arco Therapy is a local CBT service offering CBT to children, teenagers and adults. More and more people are struggling with anxiety, stress and sadness and often professional therapy is needed to overcome these difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help children, teenagers, and adults to overcome these problems and help them to enjoy their lives. CBT is the recommended treatment for anxiety and depression and provides the opportunity to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and how they impact on how the person feels.
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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
84% Stress
75% Bereavement
73% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% AXA PPP
59% Aviva
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Warrington see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% 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.