Counselling in Westgate-on-Sea

Photo of Trust Therapy - Joanne White, Counsellor in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Trust Therapy - Joanne White
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Westgate-on-Sea CT8
As a Relate-trained and experienced Relationship & Sex Therapist, I specialise in working with couples and individuals navigating various stages of intimate relationships. Whether you're currently in a relationship, single, or going through a separation, therapy can be a valuable tool for finding closure and moving forward. My approach prioritises creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel valued, respected, and empowered to explore their own resources and ideas for change. I focus on promoting healthier communication techniques and providing an unbiased, impartial perspective on relationship dynamics.
As a Relate-trained and experienced Relationship & Sex Therapist, I specialise in working with couples and individuals navigating various stages of intimate relationships. Whether you're currently in a relationship, single, or going through a separation, therapy can be a valuable tool for finding closure and moving forward. My approach prioritises creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel valued, respected, and empowered to explore their own resources and ideas for change. I focus on promoting healthier communication techniques and providing an unbiased, impartial perspective on relationship dynamics.
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Meg Corser
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Westgate-on-Sea CT8
I am an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with 25 years extensive experience .20 years sole counsellor in a large GP practice 20 years experience within Barts NHS Trust. Private practice in Holborn Anxiety Stress Depression are at an all time high with current COVID-19 driving people beyond their usual ability to cope. Young people are in a at risk category. It is imperative in order to function to achieve realistic goals that this is harnessed. Within the “held” setting of counselling and Psychotherapy, often a few sessions will change unhelpful beliefs and behaviour. Using CBT/Solution Focussed/ Intergrative therapy models
I am an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with 25 years extensive experience .20 years sole counsellor in a large GP practice 20 years experience within Barts NHS Trust. Private practice in Holborn Anxiety Stress Depression are at an all time high with current COVID-19 driving people beyond their usual ability to cope. Young people are in a at risk category. It is imperative in order to function to achieve realistic goals that this is harnessed. Within the “held” setting of counselling and Psychotherapy, often a few sessions will change unhelpful beliefs and behaviour. Using CBT/Solution Focussed/ Intergrative therapy models
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Sophie Anne Ward
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Westgate-on-Sea CT8
Hello and Welcome! - I'm Sophie, a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults and young people. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging, emotional experience, and finding the right counsellor can be just as tricky. You're welcome to contact me if you have any questions. - I'd be happy to answer them. As a counsellor, I'm passionate about hearing others' stories, supporting them through their emotions and thoughts, and helping them to process and heal from their experiences. Areas I cover include; Anxiety and Depression, Stress, Relationships, Loneliness, LGBTQ+ related matters, and many other areas.
Hello and Welcome! - I'm Sophie, a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults and young people. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging, emotional experience, and finding the right counsellor can be just as tricky. You're welcome to contact me if you have any questions. - I'd be happy to answer them. As a counsellor, I'm passionate about hearing others' stories, supporting them through their emotions and thoughts, and helping them to process and heal from their experiences. Areas I cover include; Anxiety and Depression, Stress, Relationships, Loneliness, LGBTQ+ related matters, and many other areas.
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Photo of Jill Hanney, Psychotherapist in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Jill Hanney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Westgate-on-Sea CT8
Life can often present us with some difficult and painful challenges. How we respond to these challenges, will vary according to our life experiences, especially our early childhood experiences. Having the time and space to untangle and make sense of our past and it’s impact on our present, will help us move out of unhelpful thinking styles, help us move from being stuck in negative relationships and also help find ways to make the changes necessary in our lives. However, on occasion when the source of a persons difficulty is linked with traumatic experiences, then a more specialised trauma focused approach is required.
Life can often present us with some difficult and painful challenges. How we respond to these challenges, will vary according to our life experiences, especially our early childhood experiences. Having the time and space to untangle and make sense of our past and it’s impact on our present, will help us move out of unhelpful thinking styles, help us move from being stuck in negative relationships and also help find ways to make the changes necessary in our lives. However, on occasion when the source of a persons difficulty is linked with traumatic experiences, then a more specialised trauma focused approach is required.
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Christine Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Westgate-on-Sea CT8
Hello and welcome. Finding the right therapist can feel a bit challenging and I would encourage always to try a few different ones before you decide. You are welcome to contact me to ask any questions that you may have by email or text is the best way to do this and from there we can arrange to speak on the phone at a time that suits you. I have been coaching clients for the last 16 years. My clients have described me as easy to talk to and relaxed, though I do offer a free assessment which is a two-way meeting to see how we get along, so you can dip your toe in the counselling/therapy water with no obligation.
Hello and welcome. Finding the right therapist can feel a bit challenging and I would encourage always to try a few different ones before you decide. You are welcome to contact me to ask any questions that you may have by email or text is the best way to do this and from there we can arrange to speak on the phone at a time that suits you. I have been coaching clients for the last 16 years. My clients have described me as easy to talk to and relaxed, though I do offer a free assessment which is a two-way meeting to see how we get along, so you can dip your toe in the counselling/therapy water with no obligation.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jennifer Cawley, Psychotherapist in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Jennifer Cawley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
I see therapy as a way to better understand the narratives of our lives and the stories we believe about ourselves. These may have been created as a result of early experiences, the society and culture we live in, or any other reason we're yet to discover. Therapy is a chance to explore your narrative in a confidential and creative space. Sometimes it's a case of reclaiming your story perhaps after a shock event, sometimes it's about redefining your story if life feels like it has drifted off course. Either way, therapy can help you confront whatever problems you have with confidence and the results can be life changing.
I see therapy as a way to better understand the narratives of our lives and the stories we believe about ourselves. These may have been created as a result of early experiences, the society and culture we live in, or any other reason we're yet to discover. Therapy is a chance to explore your narrative in a confidential and creative space. Sometimes it's a case of reclaiming your story perhaps after a shock event, sometimes it's about redefining your story if life feels like it has drifted off course. Either way, therapy can help you confront whatever problems you have with confidence and the results can be life changing.
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Annie Jones
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
I fully appreciate that feeling brave enough to take the first steps towards counselling can seem overwhelming, there is no pressure from me, you are free to set the pace, this is your time to work on you, for you. I will simply walk alongside you, and support you as you deepen your own self awareness and make strides towards the change you desire.
I fully appreciate that feeling brave enough to take the first steps towards counselling can seem overwhelming, there is no pressure from me, you are free to set the pace, this is your time to work on you, for you. I will simply walk alongside you, and support you as you deepen your own self awareness and make strides towards the change you desire.
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Photo of Gemma Shah, Counsellor in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Gemma Shah
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Waitlist for new clients
If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building an honest and trustworthy relationship, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties whilst developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can explore different ideas and find what works best for you. This may include creative work, looking at theory, or mindfulness.
If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building an honest and trustworthy relationship, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties whilst developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can explore different ideas and find what works best for you. This may include creative work, looking at theory, or mindfulness.
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Photo of Mabelle Peñalver, Counsellor in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Mabelle Peñalver
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Counselling is all about listening, sometimes to what is not even being said. As a counsellor I have no agenda except your welfare, development and insight, to help you find the path which best suits you. Crucial to this is developing a trusting, consistent relationship within which we can explore far and wide, whilst remaining safe and contained. I am a Registered MBACP counsellor with years of experience in clinical work in community services, GP surgeries and private practice. Talking therapy is nothing new, it helps, it can change lives and transform individuals.
Counselling is all about listening, sometimes to what is not even being said. As a counsellor I have no agenda except your welfare, development and insight, to help you find the path which best suits you. Crucial to this is developing a trusting, consistent relationship within which we can explore far and wide, whilst remaining safe and contained. I am a Registered MBACP counsellor with years of experience in clinical work in community services, GP surgeries and private practice. Talking therapy is nothing new, it helps, it can change lives and transform individuals.
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Soraya Adams
Counsellor, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Hello and welcome. My approach is relational and I offer therapy which is collaborative, respectful and tailored to you. My core intention is to bring presence and commitment to your process. At times, the demand of our busy lives can create fog and overwhelm. We often feel lost and disconnected from ourselves and those around us. I offer a space to rest, to sit back and gently tend to and untangle what is in front of us.
Hello and welcome. My approach is relational and I offer therapy which is collaborative, respectful and tailored to you. My core intention is to bring presence and commitment to your process. At times, the demand of our busy lives can create fog and overwhelm. We often feel lost and disconnected from ourselves and those around us. I offer a space to rest, to sit back and gently tend to and untangle what is in front of us.
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Photo of Laura McCarthy, Psychotherapist in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Laura McCarthy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? Experiencing relationship issues? If life feels overwhelming or if something just doesn't feel right, therapy offers a safe space to be heard, supported, and understood. Whether navigating relationship challenges or seeking clarity on personal issues, therapy can provide guidance and support. With an MSc in Transactional Analysis, I advocate for inclusive and safe counselling practices.
Feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? Experiencing relationship issues? If life feels overwhelming or if something just doesn't feel right, therapy offers a safe space to be heard, supported, and understood. Whether navigating relationship challenges or seeking clarity on personal issues, therapy can provide guidance and support. With an MSc in Transactional Analysis, I advocate for inclusive and safe counselling practices.
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Photo of Nick Kerry Psychotherapy Services, Psychotherapist in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Nick Kerry Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor. My clinical practice is flexible, and hopes to meet the different needs of individuals, couples and families on both a short and long-term basis. I work within an integrative model which is informed by psychodynamic and systemic models. I work with CBT as and when required. My practice has been running for over ten years, helping many people through very difficult emotional and psychological periods of their lives - including; anxiety; depression; relationship difficulties and childhood related traumas. I am also a specialist in substance addiction.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor. My clinical practice is flexible, and hopes to meet the different needs of individuals, couples and families on both a short and long-term basis. I work within an integrative model which is informed by psychodynamic and systemic models. I work with CBT as and when required. My practice has been running for over ten years, helping many people through very difficult emotional and psychological periods of their lives - including; anxiety; depression; relationship difficulties and childhood related traumas. I am also a specialist in substance addiction.
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Photo of Alice Lawrence, Psychotherapist in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Alice Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Psychotherapist specialising in work with children, young people and families. I offer support for a wide range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties, including trauma, with a focus on tailoring to individual or family needs. My approach encompasses sessions on a one-to-one basis, as well as with families or groups. I can provide short and long-term interventions. I care deeply about fostering emotional health and wellbeing, dedicated to achieving lasting change.
Psychotherapist specialising in work with children, young people and families. I offer support for a wide range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties, including trauma, with a focus on tailoring to individual or family needs. My approach encompasses sessions on a one-to-one basis, as well as with families or groups. I can provide short and long-term interventions. I care deeply about fostering emotional health and wellbeing, dedicated to achieving lasting change.
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Photo of Victoria Champion, Counsellor in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Victoria Champion
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Why Counselling and Psychotherapy? Talking to somebody about how you feel can be a very rewarding experience. Whatever it is, anxiety, depression, bereavement or grief, work related stress, relationship issues or just a general sense of malaise, we can talk through it all in a safe, empathic and non judgemental space. By forming a therapeutic relationship, based on absolute trust, we will work together at whatever pace you feel most comfortable with. I very much believe that everybody is an individual and the work we do will be unique to your own life events and circumstances. Please note I am currently only working online.
Why Counselling and Psychotherapy? Talking to somebody about how you feel can be a very rewarding experience. Whatever it is, anxiety, depression, bereavement or grief, work related stress, relationship issues or just a general sense of malaise, we can talk through it all in a safe, empathic and non judgemental space. By forming a therapeutic relationship, based on absolute trust, we will work together at whatever pace you feel most comfortable with. I very much believe that everybody is an individual and the work we do will be unique to your own life events and circumstances. Please note I am currently only working online.
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Photo of Eden Therapy Counselling Services, Psychotherapist in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Eden Therapy Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Life is overwhelming sometimes. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, or past trauma? Do you want to feel free from your past and more confident to handle what life throws your way? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgement and respond with genuine empathy?
Life is overwhelming sometimes. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, or past trauma? Do you want to feel free from your past and more confident to handle what life throws your way? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgement and respond with genuine empathy?
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Photo of Michaela Ann Gaffney, Psychotherapist in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Michaela Ann Gaffney
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Great, you have already taken the first steps for you. I am not the expert on you, you are. I am here to support and explore with you what you maybe finding difficult or just not feeling Ok. This may be in your relationships, in your physical body or you are finding both these things are overwhelming sometimes. Together we can wonder, ponder and educate ourselves and understand, why? Then we can make a strategy and build on your already available resilience (you are here remember), and improve this together. This maybe just a few sessions, sometimes just one or a little longer if you need this.
Great, you have already taken the first steps for you. I am not the expert on you, you are. I am here to support and explore with you what you maybe finding difficult or just not feeling Ok. This may be in your relationships, in your physical body or you are finding both these things are overwhelming sometimes. Together we can wonder, ponder and educate ourselves and understand, why? Then we can make a strategy and build on your already available resilience (you are here remember), and improve this together. This maybe just a few sessions, sometimes just one or a little longer if you need this.
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Photo of Beverley Liffen-Latter, Counsellor in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Beverley Liffen-Latter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Whatever is troubling you, counselling can help. Together we can work through your challenges and issues, find a way to make sense of any difficulties you face. My name is Beverley and I am a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults, children and adolescents. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging and emotional experience. You are more than welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
Whatever is troubling you, counselling can help. Together we can work through your challenges and issues, find a way to make sense of any difficulties you face. My name is Beverley and I am a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults, children and adolescents. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging and emotional experience. You are more than welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
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Photo of Vela Robinson, Counsellor in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Vela Robinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birchington CT7
We all face times in our lives when we feel lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. We may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, or feel like no-one will understand what we are going through. Sometimes intense memories of a loss or a traumatic event in our past may be hindering us from moving forward, creating painful patterns in our day to day lives. Perhaps we just feel that something is 'off' and sense that we are not living our lives in the most fulfilling and meaningful way possible. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor trained to work with adults and young people, and want to help you find a way forward.
We all face times in our lives when we feel lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. We may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, or feel like no-one will understand what we are going through. Sometimes intense memories of a loss or a traumatic event in our past may be hindering us from moving forward, creating painful patterns in our day to day lives. Perhaps we just feel that something is 'off' and sense that we are not living our lives in the most fulfilling and meaningful way possible. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor trained to work with adults and young people, and want to help you find a way forward.
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Photo of Zoe Walters, Counsellor in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Zoe Walters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9
Counselling for Adults, Children & Adolescents People come to me with various worries or concerns and each issue is 'individual & personal' and can cross over many different headings over a period of time, and I have listed a few for you to consider, however, it may be easier to call me and discuss a way forward, I understand how daunting it will be just looking at this website, this is the first step in your journey'.
Counselling for Adults, Children & Adolescents People come to me with various worries or concerns and each issue is 'individual & personal' and can cross over many different headings over a period of time, and I have listed a few for you to consider, however, it may be easier to call me and discuss a way forward, I understand how daunting it will be just looking at this website, this is the first step in your journey'.
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Photo of Darren Neal, Counsellor in Westgate-on-Sea, England
Darren Neal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT9  (Online Only)
Being understood and accepted, without judgement and with compassion, is the most important experience we can receive from another person. I have a extensive experience working with trauma(PTSD&CPTSD), bereavement, anxiety (fear), abuse, mental health issues, depression as well as general feelings of hopelessness and sadness and I will offer my experience and knowledge to help empower you to experience yourself, understand yourself and feel more confidant and emotionally connected. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I can be found on their website.
Being understood and accepted, without judgement and with compassion, is the most important experience we can receive from another person. I have a extensive experience working with trauma(PTSD&CPTSD), bereavement, anxiety (fear), abuse, mental health issues, depression as well as general feelings of hopelessness and sadness and I will offer my experience and knowledge to help empower you to experience yourself, understand yourself and feel more confidant and emotionally connected. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I can be found on their website.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Westgate-on-Sea

< 10

Counsellors in Westgate-on-Sea who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Other
80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Bereavement
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Westgate-on-Sea see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Westgate-on-Sea?

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.