Counselling in Winscombe

Photo of Kirsty Robinson-Radford, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Kirsty Robinson-Radford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winscombe BS25
Hello I’m Kirsty. I predominantly work as a Person-Centred Counsellor, allowing my clients time to explore what has bought them to counselling. I offer a safe, secure, confidential space where my clients can feel comfortable to unravel what is at the core of their feelings, which could be related to life experiences, or formed thoughts and patterns of behaviours. My hopes are for my clients to find more comfortable ways of thinking about their life, to encourage them to gain self-confidence, and self-belief.
Hello I’m Kirsty. I predominantly work as a Person-Centred Counsellor, allowing my clients time to explore what has bought them to counselling. I offer a safe, secure, confidential space where my clients can feel comfortable to unravel what is at the core of their feelings, which could be related to life experiences, or formed thoughts and patterns of behaviours. My hopes are for my clients to find more comfortable ways of thinking about their life, to encourage them to gain self-confidence, and self-belief.
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Sharon Hewett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winscombe BS25
Hi and a warm welcome! My name is Sharon and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out. Well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and support you. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will work with you so that you can explore your obstacles and reach the outcome that you hope to achieve.
Hi and a warm welcome! My name is Sharon and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out. Well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and support you. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will work with you so that you can explore your obstacles and reach the outcome that you hope to achieve.
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James Martin
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clevedon BS21
Feeling stuck is more common than you might think. Your thoughts are piling up, and it feels like the harder you try to sort them out, the more tangled they become. It's natural to cling on to old stuff because it feels safe or familiar, or perhaps you can't quite pinpoint what's up. These moments often show up disguised as stress, a sense of being overwhelmed, or feeling low. There might be signs physically and mentally, telling you it's time for something different. You might also be searching for a new playlist for your mind, wondering if it's even possible as everything seems to be stuck on loop.
Feeling stuck is more common than you might think. Your thoughts are piling up, and it feels like the harder you try to sort them out, the more tangled they become. It's natural to cling on to old stuff because it feels safe or familiar, or perhaps you can't quite pinpoint what's up. These moments often show up disguised as stress, a sense of being overwhelmed, or feeling low. There might be signs physically and mentally, telling you it's time for something different. You might also be searching for a new playlist for your mind, wondering if it's even possible as everything seems to be stuck on loop.
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Human Wellbeing Ltd
Psychotherapist, FHGI
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23
Effective, fast and practical help for anyone suffering from a range of issues including: • depression/low mood • panic attacks • phobias • low self-esteem • self-harming . eating disorders • poor concentration • relationship problems • anxiety and stress • anger problems • post-traumatic stress disorder including military (PTSD) • addiction (all kinds) • obsessions (OCD) • poor sleep
Effective, fast and practical help for anyone suffering from a range of issues including: • depression/low mood • panic attacks • phobias • low self-esteem • self-harming . eating disorders • poor concentration • relationship problems • anxiety and stress • anger problems • post-traumatic stress disorder including military (PTSD) • addiction (all kinds) • obsessions (OCD) • poor sleep
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Photo of Jackie O'Brien in Winscombe, England
Jackie O'Brien
Verified Verified
Burnham-on-Sea TA8
Counselling is a very personal experience and is different for everyone. I offer a safe and confidential service, enabling you to start to explore difficulties without judgment or criticism. If you are feeling depressed, vulnerable, stressed or confused, counselling may be the right help for you. I will support you to develop an understanding of yourself, giving you the space and time to find your own solutions. As well as talking therapy I use therapeutic creativity. Mediums such as paints, sand-tray and clay, may help you put words to difficult feelings and emotions in a non-threatening way.
Counselling is a very personal experience and is different for everyone. I offer a safe and confidential service, enabling you to start to explore difficulties without judgment or criticism. If you are feeling depressed, vulnerable, stressed or confused, counselling may be the right help for you. I will support you to develop an understanding of yourself, giving you the space and time to find your own solutions. As well as talking therapy I use therapeutic creativity. Mediums such as paints, sand-tray and clay, may help you put words to difficult feelings and emotions in a non-threatening way.
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Photo of Estelle Harrison, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Estelle Harrison
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bagley BS28  (Online Only)
If you're feeling sad, struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues; if you're experiencing stress, burnout or battling adversity; if you're dealing with complex or difficult relationships, grieving or managing change/loss in your life, or if you are simply looking to improve your self-awareness and develop healthier coping strategies - counselling can be a useful way to help you understand yourself better so you can live life more confidently and enjoy greater personal fulfilment. My aim to is put you and ease so you feel comfortable exploring the things that matter to you.
If you're feeling sad, struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues; if you're experiencing stress, burnout or battling adversity; if you're dealing with complex or difficult relationships, grieving or managing change/loss in your life, or if you are simply looking to improve your self-awareness and develop healthier coping strategies - counselling can be a useful way to help you understand yourself better so you can live life more confidently and enjoy greater personal fulfilment. My aim to is put you and ease so you feel comfortable exploring the things that matter to you.
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Photo of Alex Archer, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Alex Archer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnham-on-Sea TA8
If you need to talk I'm here to listen. I’m a friendly & approachable Person Centred therapist. Most of us at some point will encounter issues we can't resolve on our own. I believe that we all have great potential and more inner resources than we realise, but it can often be difficult to access this by ourselves. As a professional, qualified & experienced counsellor, I help clients make sense of their situation. I’d like to help you gain new perspectives & cope better. I’d like to support you in developing your own solutions for your unique situation. I offer a confidential setting where you can be yourself and feel free to talk.
If you need to talk I'm here to listen. I’m a friendly & approachable Person Centred therapist. Most of us at some point will encounter issues we can't resolve on our own. I believe that we all have great potential and more inner resources than we realise, but it can often be difficult to access this by ourselves. As a professional, qualified & experienced counsellor, I help clients make sense of their situation. I’d like to help you gain new perspectives & cope better. I’d like to support you in developing your own solutions for your unique situation. I offer a confidential setting where you can be yourself and feel free to talk.
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Photo of Eszter Lukacsi, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Eszter Lukacsi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clevedon BS21
Welcome. I believe that every person is unique, and I help you face your challenges in the way that is right for you. I invite you to meet me for a FREE first session, explore your goals and talk about expectations.
Welcome. I believe that every person is unique, and I help you face your challenges in the way that is right for you. I invite you to meet me for a FREE first session, explore your goals and talk about expectations.
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Photo of Joanne King Art Therapist, Psychotherapist in Winscombe, England
Joanne King Art Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
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Photo of Pauline Beasty, Psychologist in Winscombe, England
Pauline Beasty
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Paula has 2 decades of clinical experience, with 15 years in private practice in Australia where she gained qualifications as a Psychologist, including a Masters in Family Therapy from the University of Western Sydney. She is accredited as a trained supervisor by the Australian Psychological Society Institute and has provided clinical supervision and support to other therapists, including psychologists working in regional and remote Australia. Prior to embarking in private practice Paula worked as the Program Manager of the Alcohol and other drugs program at Sydney Private Clinic, and a Counsellor and Trainer of other counsellors.
Paula has 2 decades of clinical experience, with 15 years in private practice in Australia where she gained qualifications as a Psychologist, including a Masters in Family Therapy from the University of Western Sydney. She is accredited as a trained supervisor by the Australian Psychological Society Institute and has provided clinical supervision and support to other therapists, including psychologists working in regional and remote Australia. Prior to embarking in private practice Paula worked as the Program Manager of the Alcohol and other drugs program at Sydney Private Clinic, and a Counsellor and Trainer of other counsellors.
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Photo of George Fortune, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
George Fortune
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hello, my name is George and I have been providing my counselling services for over 8 years, offering face to face, telephone and Skype counselling. Alongside being a counsellor, I have also worked within the mental health sector providing mental health & well-being support to the North Somerset Community. My counselling office is in Worle, which is in easy travelling distance from Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead and many other areas of North Somerset.
Hello, my name is George and I have been providing my counselling services for over 8 years, offering face to face, telephone and Skype counselling. Alongside being a counsellor, I have also worked within the mental health sector providing mental health & well-being support to the North Somerset Community. My counselling office is in Worle, which is in easy travelling distance from Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead and many other areas of North Somerset.
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Photo of Ana Garcia, Psychotherapist in Winscombe, England
Ana Garcia
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Ana, an accredited CBT Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I have worked in mental health for almost two decades. Are you feeling stuck, lost or finding things difficult to manage? This may include struggling with waiting lists for support or guidance around Autism and/or ADHD? Are you unsure on what direction to go next or what choices to make? I would encourage you to reach out and get in touch with me. I work with a range of mental health difficulties, and I will work with you to help adapt our work to focus on your own individual needs and experiences, supporting you to achieve your goals.
Hi I’m Ana, an accredited CBT Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I have worked in mental health for almost two decades. Are you feeling stuck, lost or finding things difficult to manage? This may include struggling with waiting lists for support or guidance around Autism and/or ADHD? Are you unsure on what direction to go next or what choices to make? I would encourage you to reach out and get in touch with me. I work with a range of mental health difficulties, and I will work with you to help adapt our work to focus on your own individual needs and experiences, supporting you to achieve your goals.
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Photo of Nicola Perry, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Nicola Perry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hi and welcome, I work with individuals and couples. I offer clinical supervision, workshops to counsellors, psychotherapists and as well as organisations. My previous clients have said I have an easy going and insightful approach . Whilst I don't claim to have all the answers what I do have is experience helping people have a greater understanding themselves and supporting them to create a positive way forward.
Hi and welcome, I work with individuals and couples. I offer clinical supervision, workshops to counsellors, psychotherapists and as well as organisations. My previous clients have said I have an easy going and insightful approach . Whilst I don't claim to have all the answers what I do have is experience helping people have a greater understanding themselves and supporting them to create a positive way forward.
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Photo of Andrea Herbert, Psychologist in Winscombe, England
Andrea Herbert
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nailsea BS48
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
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Photo of Lynette Brice (In Safe Hands Counselling), Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Lynette Brice (In Safe Hands Counselling)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22  (Online Only)
I specialise with the LGBT+ community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender. I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation, including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT+ individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
I specialise with the LGBT+ community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender. I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation, including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT+ individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
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Photo of Cath Davis, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Cath Davis
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bleadon BS24
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
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Photo of Full Circle Counselling, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Full Circle Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Clevedon BS21
With no waiting list and sessions available I can offer counselling & hypnotherapy to help you recover from depression, fear and anxiety through motivation & perspective thus finding the joy that you once had in your life. Anxiety, fear & hopelessness are some emotions that can linger post traumatic events, again I can help you overcome these symptoms. Loss of a loved one or diagnoses of a life limiting condition are devastating events & the pain of this sometimes unbearable. Feelings of guilt, anger & grief can become apparent & each individual responds differently. I am here to help you through your concerns of the future.
With no waiting list and sessions available I can offer counselling & hypnotherapy to help you recover from depression, fear and anxiety through motivation & perspective thus finding the joy that you once had in your life. Anxiety, fear & hopelessness are some emotions that can linger post traumatic events, again I can help you overcome these symptoms. Loss of a loved one or diagnoses of a life limiting condition are devastating events & the pain of this sometimes unbearable. Feelings of guilt, anger & grief can become apparent & each individual responds differently. I am here to help you through your concerns of the future.
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Emma Jane Moss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wedmore BS28
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Integrative Counsellor with more than 10 years experience working at Mind and in private practice. I offer both long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people. My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can feel safe and understood and where you can explore the things that feel important to you. I work creatively and am pro-active, but am never directive and am not limited to just one way of working. Quite the reverse. I will recognise you as an individual with unique thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, experiences and circumstances and will tailor my work accordingly.
I am an Integrative Counsellor with more than 10 years experience working at Mind and in private practice. I offer both long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people. My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can feel safe and understood and where you can explore the things that feel important to you. I work creatively and am pro-active, but am never directive and am not limited to just one way of working. Quite the reverse. I will recognise you as an individual with unique thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, experiences and circumstances and will tailor my work accordingly.
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Photo of Norma Lawrence, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Norma Lawrence
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hello, I offer an integrated approach to counselling drawing from a range of modalities enabling me to tailor my counselling to your specific needs. I strive to provide a calm nurturing space where you feel safe and listened to in an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance. I am a BACP registered counsellor and adhere to their code of ethics and good practice. I work both short and long term but you are not committed to any set number of sessions.
Hello, I offer an integrated approach to counselling drawing from a range of modalities enabling me to tailor my counselling to your specific needs. I strive to provide a calm nurturing space where you feel safe and listened to in an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance. I am a BACP registered counsellor and adhere to their code of ethics and good practice. I work both short and long term but you are not committed to any set number of sessions.
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Photo of Marc Le Galle, Counsellor in Winscombe, England
Marc Le Galle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Axbridge BS26
Hi I'm Marc and I have a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Engaging in counselling is an act of courage and can be a rewarding and healing experience. I believe that every one of us has the capacity to change and become the best they can be. Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences.
Hi I'm Marc and I have a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Engaging in counselling is an act of courage and can be a rewarding and healing experience. I believe that every one of us has the capacity to change and become the best they can be. Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Winscombe

< 10

Counsellors in Winscombe who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Anger Management
100% Autism

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Winscombe see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Winscombe?

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.