Counselling in Winchester

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Photo of Carly Crawford, Counsellor in Winchester, England
Carly Crawford
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Winchester SO23
I believe passionately that everyone can benefit from empathetic, professional support, whether you're trying to improve your relationships, facing a life change or wanting to address past trauma. With my lower cost practice I aim to ensure it is accessible to everyone. I have worked in the field of mental health and well-being for many years, in charitable counselling services and in homeless, addiction and resettlement services. I currently work with an inner-city low cost counselling service and a specialist service for survivors of abuse, work I value highly because I believe everyone deserves support with mental wellness.
I believe passionately that everyone can benefit from empathetic, professional support, whether you're trying to improve your relationships, facing a life change or wanting to address past trauma. With my lower cost practice I aim to ensure it is accessible to everyone. I have worked in the field of mental health and well-being for many years, in charitable counselling services and in homeless, addiction and resettlement services. I currently work with an inner-city low cost counselling service and a specialist service for survivors of abuse, work I value highly because I believe everyone deserves support with mental wellness.
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RER Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester SO22
My name is Rocio and I can help you overcome the emotional challenges that life sometimes brings. With trust, understanding, and no judgement, we can explore your mind together, so you can access the tools to build a better life. I work relationally, we will create changes together. That's why I offer a free introductory consultation, to decide if we are a good match.
My name is Rocio and I can help you overcome the emotional challenges that life sometimes brings. With trust, understanding, and no judgement, we can explore your mind together, so you can access the tools to build a better life. I work relationally, we will create changes together. That's why I offer a free introductory consultation, to decide if we are a good match.
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The Cosy Room Therapy - Dramatherapy
PhD
Winchester SO23
Do you struggle with anxiety, poor self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or other emotional issues? Do you sometimes find it difficult to articulate what the problem is or feel that words are just not enough to express it? It might be that Dramatherapy is right for you. Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy/psychotherapy (BADth), which makes use of a variety of creative-expressive techniques to help you explore your feelings. It is particularly helpful when you struggle to articulate what the problem is or when words are just not enough to express it.
Do you struggle with anxiety, poor self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or other emotional issues? Do you sometimes find it difficult to articulate what the problem is or feel that words are just not enough to express it? It might be that Dramatherapy is right for you. Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy/psychotherapy (BADth), which makes use of a variety of creative-expressive techniques to help you explore your feelings. It is particularly helpful when you struggle to articulate what the problem is or when words are just not enough to express it.
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Xenia Kaspar
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Winchester SO21
Hello, my name is Xenia. I am a single mum of 4 young people. I have certainly had my own share of challenges over the years, and therapy has helped me learn how to navigate the maze that is life. I can support you to do the same.
Hello, my name is Xenia. I am a single mum of 4 young people. I have certainly had my own share of challenges over the years, and therapy has helped me learn how to navigate the maze that is life. I can support you to do the same.
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Photo of Hannah Maguire, Psychotherapist in Winchester, England
Hannah Maguire
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Winchester SO21
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
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Photo of Karen Allington, Counsellor in Winchester, England
Karen Allington
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Winchester SO21
Are you struggling to cope with life? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships?You may be feeling confused, anxious, frightened, alone, unable to make sense of how you are feeling. You may have some idea of what is troubling you or it may be less clear, but with an underlying feeling that somehow you're not ok. I work psychodynamically which means by attending carefully to all that you bring we can work together to understand the meaning behind your difficulties. With greater self awareness you will become more in control of your life and be better able to make informed choices.
Are you struggling to cope with life? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships?You may be feeling confused, anxious, frightened, alone, unable to make sense of how you are feeling. You may have some idea of what is troubling you or it may be less clear, but with an underlying feeling that somehow you're not ok. I work psychodynamically which means by attending carefully to all that you bring we can work together to understand the meaning behind your difficulties. With greater self awareness you will become more in control of your life and be better able to make informed choices.
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Darren Cockle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchester SO22
Do you need help with your well-being? Are you struggling with anxiety, a bereavement, PTSD, sadness, anger or having relationship difficulties? We have within us an innate capacity for personal growth and transformation. Sometimes though, life gets too much for us; we feel overwhelmed by our emotions and we can’t think straight. That’s where counselling can help. Counselling can help us make sense of it all: see things more clearly, and become more at ease with the way we feel. We can learn to accept the things we are unable to change and recognise what we are able to change.
Do you need help with your well-being? Are you struggling with anxiety, a bereavement, PTSD, sadness, anger or having relationship difficulties? We have within us an innate capacity for personal growth and transformation. Sometimes though, life gets too much for us; we feel overwhelmed by our emotions and we can’t think straight. That’s where counselling can help. Counselling can help us make sense of it all: see things more clearly, and become more at ease with the way we feel. We can learn to accept the things we are unable to change and recognise what we are able to change.
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David Chidgey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchester SO23
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor working in Hampshire. If you are experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, abuse, relationship issues or a lack of confidence, I offer counselling where together we can get to the bottom of your difficulties and help you to understand yourself more clearly. Psychodynamic Counselling can provide you with a confidential, non-judgemental 'space' to reflect upon and work through the issues you are facing. Counselling requires commitment from us both, but gradually, over time, it can be a rewarding way to enable you to manage the issues that life throws your way.
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor working in Hampshire. If you are experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, abuse, relationship issues or a lack of confidence, I offer counselling where together we can get to the bottom of your difficulties and help you to understand yourself more clearly. Psychodynamic Counselling can provide you with a confidential, non-judgemental 'space' to reflect upon and work through the issues you are facing. Counselling requires commitment from us both, but gradually, over time, it can be a rewarding way to enable you to manage the issues that life throws your way.
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Photo of Dr Kirsty Forsyth, Psychologist in Winchester, England
Dr Kirsty Forsyth
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Winchester SO21  (Online Only)
Well done for taking the first step in improving your life. Many people encounter difficulties in their lives for which psychological therapy can prove invaluable. As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society, I am experienced in providing effective & compassionate psychological therapy. In sessions, we’ll work together to solve current or longstanding problems. I will guide you every step of the way, helping you to develop an understanding of your difficulties. I will help you develop self awareness, enhance your inner strength, and break free of unhelpful patterns of being.
Well done for taking the first step in improving your life. Many people encounter difficulties in their lives for which psychological therapy can prove invaluable. As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society, I am experienced in providing effective & compassionate psychological therapy. In sessions, we’ll work together to solve current or longstanding problems. I will guide you every step of the way, helping you to develop an understanding of your difficulties. I will help you develop self awareness, enhance your inner strength, and break free of unhelpful patterns of being.
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Dr Natalie Roberts
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Winchester SO21
Not accepting new clients
I want to tell you about both strands of my work. I am able, with my clinical team, to provide assessment and diagnosis of autism and ADHD, in both children and adults. We provide gold standard assessments along with helpful recommendations that we can support education and workplaces to implement. Therapeutically, I work holistically and in an integrative way with people across all age ranges and presentations, to overcome difficult experiences, limiting self-beliefs, anxiety, low mood and other psychological difficulties that are impacting their ability to live life in a rich and meaningful way. Finding value and purpose is key.
I want to tell you about both strands of my work. I am able, with my clinical team, to provide assessment and diagnosis of autism and ADHD, in both children and adults. We provide gold standard assessments along with helpful recommendations that we can support education and workplaces to implement. Therapeutically, I work holistically and in an integrative way with people across all age ranges and presentations, to overcome difficult experiences, limiting self-beliefs, anxiety, low mood and other psychological difficulties that are impacting their ability to live life in a rich and meaningful way. Finding value and purpose is key.
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Photo of Mel Lewis, Counsellor in Winchester, England
Mel Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester SO22
Hi, I'm Mel and I can support you, or your child, if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed with life, whether that's because of a bereavement, work/school issues, or just life in general, in a safe, nurturing space, for you to explore your feelings. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, and I am committed to helping individuals find hope, healing, and personal growth. I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I have worked with adults and children facing various challenges, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, self harm and low self esteem.
Hi, I'm Mel and I can support you, or your child, if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed with life, whether that's because of a bereavement, work/school issues, or just life in general, in a safe, nurturing space, for you to explore your feelings. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, and I am committed to helping individuals find hope, healing, and personal growth. I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I have worked with adults and children facing various challenges, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, self harm and low self esteem.
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Photo of Anna Mackean, Counsellor in Winchester, England
Anna Mackean
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchester SO23
I am an Integrative (Humanistic) counsellor specialising in young people and adolescents from age 11-25. Counselling provides a space to talk to someone independently, confidentially and safely. It gives an opportunity to explore, and understand, feelings, thoughts, experiences and emotions which may be hidden, troubling or confusing without judgement, and with warmth and compassion. Working together enables the exploration of being your true self. Everyone has their own unique way of looking at the world which can impact choices and actions. Through self-awareness you can understand the causes of your concerns or triggers.
I am an Integrative (Humanistic) counsellor specialising in young people and adolescents from age 11-25. Counselling provides a space to talk to someone independently, confidentially and safely. It gives an opportunity to explore, and understand, feelings, thoughts, experiences and emotions which may be hidden, troubling or confusing without judgement, and with warmth and compassion. Working together enables the exploration of being your true self. Everyone has their own unique way of looking at the world which can impact choices and actions. Through self-awareness you can understand the causes of your concerns or triggers.
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Photo of Sue Thomas, Psychotherapist in Winchester, England
Sue Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Winchester SO23
Waitlist for new clients
Are you seeking a space to unpack thoughts and feelings which feel hard to voice? Trying to find more capacity to understand and encounter yourself and others more deeply? Therapy offers a confidential space in which you can speak about your life’s journey, as well as what occupies your thoughts today. This can involve exploring the anxieties, relationships, dreams and experiences which are most significant for you. I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy: this will not give you tools or advice - instead it will help you understand the parts of yourself which may feel hidden, troubling and confusing.
Are you seeking a space to unpack thoughts and feelings which feel hard to voice? Trying to find more capacity to understand and encounter yourself and others more deeply? Therapy offers a confidential space in which you can speak about your life’s journey, as well as what occupies your thoughts today. This can involve exploring the anxieties, relationships, dreams and experiences which are most significant for you. I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy: this will not give you tools or advice - instead it will help you understand the parts of yourself which may feel hidden, troubling and confusing.
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Photo of Viktoria Miller, Counsellor in Winchester, England
Viktoria Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchester SO22
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? I can help you overcome your struggles. I offer a non-judgmental space in my welcoming counselling room. My approach is based on a form of psychotherapy that helps you explore your personality and how it has been shaped by your early experiences.
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? I can help you overcome your struggles. I offer a non-judgmental space in my welcoming counselling room. My approach is based on a form of psychotherapy that helps you explore your personality and how it has been shaped by your early experiences.
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Photo of Sara Elizabeth Gallagher, Counsellor in Winchester, England
Sara Elizabeth Gallagher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchester SO21  (Online Only)
I have been working as a therapist for 11 years and have a broad breadth of experience working with many presenting issue's. I take a warm, comfortable, welcoming and genuinely caring approach to my work. Asking for help can be very difficult and I recognise that. If you feel you have tried everything and nothing has changed then talking to a professional may help. You don't need to be in crisis to benefit from therapy. Therapy can be useful to increase awareness and provide understanding of why we do what we do.
I have been working as a therapist for 11 years and have a broad breadth of experience working with many presenting issue's. I take a warm, comfortable, welcoming and genuinely caring approach to my work. Asking for help can be very difficult and I recognise that. If you feel you have tried everything and nothing has changed then talking to a professional may help. You don't need to be in crisis to benefit from therapy. Therapy can be useful to increase awareness and provide understanding of why we do what we do.
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Photo of Lottie Passell-Syms, Psychotherapist in Winchester, England
Lottie Passell-Syms
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Winchester SO21
Sex & Intimacy Specialist I have been working as a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Specialist for over 2 decades. Dedicated and focused on helping individuals and couples to find that part of themselves, the part of themselves that can get lost in a partnership. We explore all aspects of the relationship to bring back together a more loving and sexual connection. I am directive and challenging because I believe in creating a foundation for a resilient and thriving relationship. It is about exploring your strengths, celebrating the successes and working towards establishing a mutual awareness and intentional partnership.
Sex & Intimacy Specialist I have been working as a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Specialist for over 2 decades. Dedicated and focused on helping individuals and couples to find that part of themselves, the part of themselves that can get lost in a partnership. We explore all aspects of the relationship to bring back together a more loving and sexual connection. I am directive and challenging because I believe in creating a foundation for a resilient and thriving relationship. It is about exploring your strengths, celebrating the successes and working towards establishing a mutual awareness and intentional partnership.
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Photo of Pamela Sanderson, Psychotherapist in Winchester, England
Pamela Sanderson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Winchester SO23
I am a fully qualified person centred therapist with over 15 years experience. I specialise in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and stress and take great pleasure in seeing clients make progress. In each session, I apply the core conditions of the person centred approach; empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Sessions with me are non-directive and non-judgmental, helping to create a supportive environment where you can share your journey freely. Together, we will work through the challenges you're facing and work towards a place where you can feel at ease with yourself.
I am a fully qualified person centred therapist with over 15 years experience. I specialise in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and stress and take great pleasure in seeing clients make progress. In each session, I apply the core conditions of the person centred approach; empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Sessions with me are non-directive and non-judgmental, helping to create a supportive environment where you can share your journey freely. Together, we will work through the challenges you're facing and work towards a place where you can feel at ease with yourself.
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Photo of Cheryl Petty, Counsellor in Winchester, England
Cheryl Petty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchester SO22  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues that you find difficult to discuss with those who are close to you? Perhaps you feel stuck, anxious, have a general feeling of unhappiness that you can't shift? Life can be far from straight forward, in fact life is messy. We cannot escape the messiness of being human but we can make small changes in our lives that can help us to grow and move forward. Counselling can help us to do that.
Are you struggling with issues that you find difficult to discuss with those who are close to you? Perhaps you feel stuck, anxious, have a general feeling of unhappiness that you can't shift? Life can be far from straight forward, in fact life is messy. We cannot escape the messiness of being human but we can make small changes in our lives that can help us to grow and move forward. Counselling can help us to do that.
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Photo of Megan Hill, Psychotherapist in Winchester, England
Megan Hill
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Winchester SO23
I offer a safe, confidential and judgement free space where we can work through what is troubling you. You may be here as you have been struggling for a while, or perhaps you find yourself in a crisis that is difficult to cope with. Maybe you'd like to understand yourself better or get out of patterns that are no longer helpful. We will work together to better understand your thoughts and feelings, to get to the heart of what is distressing you. It can be paralysing to not know if things will get better. With a space to think together and better understand yourself, change and a greater sense of self and wellbeing are possible.
I offer a safe, confidential and judgement free space where we can work through what is troubling you. You may be here as you have been struggling for a while, or perhaps you find yourself in a crisis that is difficult to cope with. Maybe you'd like to understand yourself better or get out of patterns that are no longer helpful. We will work together to better understand your thoughts and feelings, to get to the heart of what is distressing you. It can be paralysing to not know if things will get better. With a space to think together and better understand yourself, change and a greater sense of self and wellbeing are possible.
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Photo of Andy Wareham, Counsellor in Winchester, England
Andy Wareham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Winchester SO22
If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad or that something is just not quite right, then counselling may well be useful. I provide a safe, calm, confidential and reflective space for you to explore any difficulties you are experiencing. At the heart of my approach is the belief that together we can create awareness of what is causing your current discomfort. I can then support you in making the changes necessary to help restore greater balance and increased wellbeing. I offer a free 15 minute telephone appointment to help you decide if I'm the right counsellor for you.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad or that something is just not quite right, then counselling may well be useful. I provide a safe, calm, confidential and reflective space for you to explore any difficulties you are experiencing. At the heart of my approach is the belief that together we can create awareness of what is causing your current discomfort. I can then support you in making the changes necessary to help restore greater balance and increased wellbeing. I offer a free 15 minute telephone appointment to help you decide if I'm the right counsellor for you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Winchester

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Winchester who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
86% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
73% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
55% Vitality

How Counsellors in Winchester see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Winchester?

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.