Counselling in West Yorkshire

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Photo of Kathryn Hurl, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Kathryn Hurl
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work in an integrative way with my clients, believing that each client should be treated as an individual. ​Working with issues including: Anxiety, Low Mood & Depression. ADHD, Dyslexia, ASD, Bereavement, Relationships, Bullying, Self Esteem and Confidence issues to name but a few.
I work in an integrative way with my clients, believing that each client should be treated as an individual. ​Working with issues including: Anxiety, Low Mood & Depression. ADHD, Dyslexia, ASD, Bereavement, Relationships, Bullying, Self Esteem and Confidence issues to name but a few.
01422 557860 View 01422 557860
Photo of BEE Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in West Yorkshire, England
BEE Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Leeds LS8
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm Tayba and I am trained as an integrative counsellor, but also work primarily from a trauma-informed and relational perspective. I tend to employ several other approaches based on what your need is and what is right for you, such as an embodied approach. I work with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, faith and cultural conflict, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, self-harm and bullying. The list is not exhaustive but should give you an idea of the range of issues I am able to help and support you with.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm Tayba and I am trained as an integrative counsellor, but also work primarily from a trauma-informed and relational perspective. I tend to employ several other approaches based on what your need is and what is right for you, such as an embodied approach. I work with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, faith and cultural conflict, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, self-harm and bullying. The list is not exhaustive but should give you an idea of the range of issues I am able to help and support you with.
0113 320 4275 View 0113 320 4275
Photo of Shanne Evans, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Shanne Evans
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Do you struggle to overcome loss or grieve after a bereavement? Is worry, overthinking, anxiety or depression stopping you? Are you stuck in your life or relationship and need to find a way to move forward or do you seem to have lost sight of each other? Perhaps you struggle to find the motivation, or simply want to talk about anything your would to change or understand. Then why not give counselling, hypnotherapy or coaching with me a chance.
Do you struggle to overcome loss or grieve after a bereavement? Is worry, overthinking, anxiety or depression stopping you? Are you stuck in your life or relationship and need to find a way to move forward or do you seem to have lost sight of each other? Perhaps you struggle to find the motivation, or simply want to talk about anything your would to change or understand. Then why not give counselling, hypnotherapy or coaching with me a chance.
01977 801636 View 01977 801636
Photo of With The Seasons - Counselling & Trauma Therapy, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
With The Seasons - Counselling & Trauma Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Pudsey LS28
Are you feeling out of sync with the world and other people? You may be going through a bereavement or significant life changes, feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, confused, misunderstood or be living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) or Long Covid. I can help you reconnect to yourself and others. I can support you with the things that are holding you back as well as help you make more sense of the new world around you. I help you work with the body and mind together - a more effective way to stabilise and rebuild after a traumatic time as well as enable new insights and change - than bringing your pain up over and over again.
Are you feeling out of sync with the world and other people? You may be going through a bereavement or significant life changes, feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, confused, misunderstood or be living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) or Long Covid. I can help you reconnect to yourself and others. I can support you with the things that are holding you back as well as help you make more sense of the new world around you. I help you work with the body and mind together - a more effective way to stabilise and rebuild after a traumatic time as well as enable new insights and change - than bringing your pain up over and over again.
01274 015886 View 01274 015886
Photo of Mark Christopher Dove, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Mark Christopher Dove
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS16  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Mark. Thank you for looking at my profile. As you're here, there is a chance that you are going through difficult times in your life. Rest assured that you do not have to go through it alone. I am here to support you, so let me tell you a bit about my approach to counselling. I use a person centred, integrative approach. This is a non-directive method whereby the therapist is guided by you, the client, as to what issues you wish to discuss. it also enables me to tailor my service to your specific needs, using a variety of therapies, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and (CFT) Compassion Focused Therapy
Hello, my name is Mark. Thank you for looking at my profile. As you're here, there is a chance that you are going through difficult times in your life. Rest assured that you do not have to go through it alone. I am here to support you, so let me tell you a bit about my approach to counselling. I use a person centred, integrative approach. This is a non-directive method whereby the therapist is guided by you, the client, as to what issues you wish to discuss. it also enables me to tailor my service to your specific needs, using a variety of therapies, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and (CFT) Compassion Focused Therapy
01756 630578 View 01756 630578
Photo of Christopher Anderson, Psychotherapist in West Yorkshire, England
Christopher Anderson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
I recently moved to the area from Cumbria, where since 2006, I worked successfully with individuals, groups and couples to enhance their lives. I now offer face to face appointments in Halifax and Hebden Bridge; I also see clients online, and while walking in the great outdoors. At this point I guess you are wondering whether to proceed further and if so, why you should choose me. If this is the case please read on.
I recently moved to the area from Cumbria, where since 2006, I worked successfully with individuals, groups and couples to enhance their lives. I now offer face to face appointments in Halifax and Hebden Bridge; I also see clients online, and while walking in the great outdoors. At this point I guess you are wondering whether to proceed further and if so, why you should choose me. If this is the case please read on.
07429 325282 View 07429 325282
Photo of Nadine Naughton, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Nadine Naughton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
01924 938065 View 01924 938065
Photo of Kevin Westwood, Psychotherapist in West Yorkshire, England
Kevin Westwood
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF4  (Online Only)
Hi. At times we are challenged in life and we may need help to work through the issues that can affect us. Whatever we are experiencing, it can impact on our whole life greatly. At times admitting we need help can be a long and hard journey. Just getting to this point of looking for a therapist means you’ve addressed so much already and that you wish to take the next step. It's finding the right therapist for you, just like any other relationship is how you connect that enables you to feel safe and be open so you can work through your issues. So take your time to find the right one as that relationship can help you so much.
Hi. At times we are challenged in life and we may need help to work through the issues that can affect us. Whatever we are experiencing, it can impact on our whole life greatly. At times admitting we need help can be a long and hard journey. Just getting to this point of looking for a therapist means you’ve addressed so much already and that you wish to take the next step. It's finding the right therapist for you, just like any other relationship is how you connect that enables you to feel safe and be open so you can work through your issues. So take your time to find the right one as that relationship can help you so much.
01977 802180 View 01977 802180
Photo of Delyth Burch, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Delyth Burch
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS6
I am a BACP Accredited therapist with 14 years counselling experience. There are many reasons why people come for counselling- maybe things have become difficult to cope with, or there is a crisis or you want to make changes. It can bring relief to open up and talk with someone outside the situation who does not have preconceptions and will not judge you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential space for you to talk about your situation which may then help you to cope better and work out the best way forward for you. We will talk about the best way to work together to ensure the counselling is tailored to your needs.
I am a BACP Accredited therapist with 14 years counselling experience. There are many reasons why people come for counselling- maybe things have become difficult to cope with, or there is a crisis or you want to make changes. It can bring relief to open up and talk with someone outside the situation who does not have preconceptions and will not judge you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential space for you to talk about your situation which may then help you to cope better and work out the best way forward for you. We will talk about the best way to work together to ensure the counselling is tailored to your needs.
0113 519 4668 View 0113 519 4668
Photo of Emily Del-Grande Therapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Emily Del-Grande Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
01902 943276 View 01902 943276
Photo of Richard Hobbs, Psychologist in West Yorkshire, England
Richard Hobbs
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS10  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Richard. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and I work with a range of people who have had challenging moments in their lives. My specialties include supporting people who live with chronic health conditions or life changing injuries. I have worked in the NHS for over 10 years, working with patients in a wide range of circumstances including those undergoing treatment for conditions such as cancer and diabetes, as well as those in palliative care and in surgical settings. I have seen a range of issues including anxiety, low mood and depression, loss, grief and trauma. I also work extensively with LGBT people.
Hi, I’m Richard. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and I work with a range of people who have had challenging moments in their lives. My specialties include supporting people who live with chronic health conditions or life changing injuries. I have worked in the NHS for over 10 years, working with patients in a wide range of circumstances including those undergoing treatment for conditions such as cancer and diabetes, as well as those in palliative care and in surgical settings. I have seen a range of issues including anxiety, low mood and depression, loss, grief and trauma. I also work extensively with LGBT people.
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Photo of Victoria Northern, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Victoria Northern
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adults and young people with various presenting difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, phobias, stress, trauma, depression, anger, loss, low self esteem, self harm, relationship problems and abuse. Counselling is a process people seek when they want changes in their life. It can help us to understand and have better clarity of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Let me ask you…Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to feel happier? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you feeling lost or hopeless? Are you battling with your inner critic? Do you want to heal from your past? If so let’s start your journey to discovering a new you.
I work with adults and young people with various presenting difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, phobias, stress, trauma, depression, anger, loss, low self esteem, self harm, relationship problems and abuse. Counselling is a process people seek when they want changes in their life. It can help us to understand and have better clarity of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Let me ask you…Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to feel happier? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you feeling lost or hopeless? Are you battling with your inner critic? Do you want to heal from your past? If so let’s start your journey to discovering a new you.
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Photo of Fiona Wilby, Psychotherapist in West Yorkshire, England
Fiona Wilby
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS19
Are you feeling fed up and are ready to make a change in your life, or with the way you feel? I can help with anxiety, stress, low mood and depression by working on emotional regulation through both talking to work out why you are feeling the way you are and through practical techniques. We can work together through any areas of your life, from childhood through to the present day. I can also help with support for grief, loss or bereavement, or relationship issues, decision making and planning skills.
Are you feeling fed up and are ready to make a change in your life, or with the way you feel? I can help with anxiety, stress, low mood and depression by working on emotional regulation through both talking to work out why you are feeling the way you are and through practical techniques. We can work together through any areas of your life, from childhood through to the present day. I can also help with support for grief, loss or bereavement, or relationship issues, decision making and planning skills.
0113 467 8526 View 0113 467 8526
Photo of Tina Waddington, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Tina Waddington
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Everybody who comes to counselling has different aims and outcomes that they want to achieve. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I believe it can unlock thoughts and emotions and help you to process your experiences, exploring your current difficulties, alongside historic issues and relationships.
Everybody who comes to counselling has different aims and outcomes that they want to achieve. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I believe it can unlock thoughts and emotions and help you to process your experiences, exploring your current difficulties, alongside historic issues and relationships.
01924 977645 View 01924 977645
Photo of Paramount Therapy Center Limited, Psychotherapist in West Yorkshire, England
Paramount Therapy Center Limited
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified
Leeds LS11
I work as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. I have experience assessing and assisting people with mental health conditions and hidden disabilities within their workplaces. I have specialist knowledge and experience in Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I follow the BACP code of ethics. This means that I work with honesty, integrity, mission, and values. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis using Person-centered therapeutic Approach. I work with Young People, Couple in Relationship, Families, Domestic Violence, SPIP.
I work as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. I have experience assessing and assisting people with mental health conditions and hidden disabilities within their workplaces. I have specialist knowledge and experience in Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I follow the BACP code of ethics. This means that I work with honesty, integrity, mission, and values. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis using Person-centered therapeutic Approach. I work with Young People, Couple in Relationship, Families, Domestic Violence, SPIP.
0113 487 2354 View 0113 487 2354
Photo of Adriana Panait, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Adriana Panait
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS10  (Online Only)
Life can be a roller-coaster and as such the emotions that accompany our various life experiences can be at times powerful, overwhelming and difficult to manage daily. As a result, you might be feeling depressed, lonely, sad, angry, anxious, stuck, unsettled, like you’ve lost your way…. Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen. Although you might have a friend or family member to talk to about what is concerning you, their own feelings and judgements, can stop you from approaching them as you don’t feel fully heard or understood- you don’t feel safe.
Life can be a roller-coaster and as such the emotions that accompany our various life experiences can be at times powerful, overwhelming and difficult to manage daily. As a result, you might be feeling depressed, lonely, sad, angry, anxious, stuck, unsettled, like you’ve lost your way…. Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen. Although you might have a friend or family member to talk to about what is concerning you, their own feelings and judgements, can stop you from approaching them as you don’t feel fully heard or understood- you don’t feel safe.
0113 467 8317 View 0113 467 8317
Photo of Fiona Christie, Counsellor in West Yorkshire, England
Fiona Christie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Leeds LS8
Not accepting new clients
Do you need help working through challenges in your life, like health, work, parenting, relationship issues, or trauma? Struggling with the emotional impact of dealing with physical health problems and invisible illness? Need some time and space to explore current or past trauma? I am an empathic, warm, experienced counsellor. I offer a safe, understanding space without judgement, where we look at what is going on for you and what positive changes you want to make. I work in a person centred way, which means we work at your pace on the issues you want to bring.
Do you need help working through challenges in your life, like health, work, parenting, relationship issues, or trauma? Struggling with the emotional impact of dealing with physical health problems and invisible illness? Need some time and space to explore current or past trauma? I am an empathic, warm, experienced counsellor. I offer a safe, understanding space without judgement, where we look at what is going on for you and what positive changes you want to make. I work in a person centred way, which means we work at your pace on the issues you want to bring.
01937 227301 View 01937 227301
Photo of Rick Kaye, Psychotherapist in West Yorkshire, England
Rick Kaye
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS19
Not accepting new clients
Struggling to find out who you really are? Unable to be yourself with others? Feeling overwhelmed with emotions you don’t understand? Weighed down by past events? Locked into a cycle of toxic relationships? Unable to recover from an overwhelming loss? Struggling with patterns of feeling and behaviour related to childhood and family? Perhaps you are disabled, neurodivergent, autistic and/or have a learning disability and have found yourself in a world that does seem to be made with you in mind? Let's talk about it. See my website at www.rkpsychotherapy.co.uk/my-work for a more fulsome description of how I work.
Struggling to find out who you really are? Unable to be yourself with others? Feeling overwhelmed with emotions you don’t understand? Weighed down by past events? Locked into a cycle of toxic relationships? Unable to recover from an overwhelming loss? Struggling with patterns of feeling and behaviour related to childhood and family? Perhaps you are disabled, neurodivergent, autistic and/or have a learning disability and have found yourself in a world that does seem to be made with you in mind? Let's talk about it. See my website at www.rkpsychotherapy.co.uk/my-work for a more fulsome description of how I work.
0113 519 4662 View 0113 519 4662
Photo of Bradley Twigg, CBT Psychotherapist , Psychotherapist in West Yorkshire, England
Bradley Twigg, CBT Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Shipley BD18  (Online Only)
My focus is to support people to develop insight into the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that underpin their difficulties. You may have been feeling really low, or perhaps anxious? You might have found difficult completing the things that you used to enjoy? Or past events might be stopping you from living the life you want to live. I am passionate about CBT as it is a goal focused, collaborative, well researched and can transform people's lives. Not everyone has heard of CBT, however it has quickly become one of the most popular choices of therapy available and can help with so many life problems, including those listed above.
My focus is to support people to develop insight into the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that underpin their difficulties. You may have been feeling really low, or perhaps anxious? You might have found difficult completing the things that you used to enjoy? Or past events might be stopping you from living the life you want to live. I am passionate about CBT as it is a goal focused, collaborative, well researched and can transform people's lives. Not everyone has heard of CBT, however it has quickly become one of the most popular choices of therapy available and can help with so many life problems, including those listed above.
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Photo of Nicole Beckford, Psychotherapist in West Yorkshire, England
Nicole Beckford
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Huddersfield HD4  (Online Only)
My name is Nicole and I am a Person-Centred Therapist. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and I am here as a tool to be utilised for you to take control back from any intrusive thoughts and difficult circumstances that have been holding you back. I have worked with people (Adult, families and children) from a range of backgrounds, with a range of complicated histories and life stories - such as Fostering and Adoption, survivors and perpetrators of Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse Emotional Abuse and Neglect.
My name is Nicole and I am a Person-Centred Therapist. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and I am here as a tool to be utilised for you to take control back from any intrusive thoughts and difficult circumstances that have been holding you back. I have worked with people (Adult, families and children) from a range of backgrounds, with a range of complicated histories and life stories - such as Fostering and Adoption, survivors and perpetrators of Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse Emotional Abuse and Neglect.
01422 411154 View 01422 411154

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in West Yorkshire

500+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in West Yorkshire who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
70% Bereavement
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aviva
57% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in West Yorkshire see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in West Yorkshire?

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.