Counselling in Wirral

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Dr Sophie E Harrison
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wirral CH60
I am passionate about promoting change through self discovery in a safe therapeutic relationship. I work with people to develop an understanding of any difficulties, looking to identify patterns and look for changes and alternative approaches. I am passionate about trauma informed therapy and have a strong ethos of the more we understand of ourselves, the more we have accessible to reflect upon, to change and to develop. I consider myself to be warm, approachable and friendly, always looking to create safe and supportive spaces for individuals to feel comfortable in.
I am passionate about promoting change through self discovery in a safe therapeutic relationship. I work with people to develop an understanding of any difficulties, looking to identify patterns and look for changes and alternative approaches. I am passionate about trauma informed therapy and have a strong ethos of the more we understand of ourselves, the more we have accessible to reflect upon, to change and to develop. I consider myself to be warm, approachable and friendly, always looking to create safe and supportive spaces for individuals to feel comfortable in.
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Amy Daniels
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH62
I am a warm, genuine and accepting counsellor who will support you in a confidential and safe space. I am in intuitive person, who builds trust naturally and with care. Whatever is happening in your life, whether you are going through sadness, loss, uncertainty, anxiety, conflict, feeling stuck or not enough, then my aim is to help you to feel truly understood, listened to and enable growth.
I am a warm, genuine and accepting counsellor who will support you in a confidential and safe space. I am in intuitive person, who builds trust naturally and with care. Whatever is happening in your life, whether you are going through sadness, loss, uncertainty, anxiety, conflict, feeling stuck or not enough, then my aim is to help you to feel truly understood, listened to and enable growth.
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Norma Boyd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH62  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Norma, I provide counselling online only at present, thank you for viewing my profile. Making the decision to look for help and support can be very daunting. I am very glad that you have made that step for yourself. Are you struggling with thoughts and feelings that you can’t quite make sense of? Experiencing low mood, anxiety, maybe lack of energy, overwhelmed, or confused? Maybe you have experienced life changes such as relationship breakdown or difficulties in your current relationship. Work changes, loss, bereavement, or bereavement of a loved one from suicide?
Hello! My name is Norma, I provide counselling online only at present, thank you for viewing my profile. Making the decision to look for help and support can be very daunting. I am very glad that you have made that step for yourself. Are you struggling with thoughts and feelings that you can’t quite make sense of? Experiencing low mood, anxiety, maybe lack of energy, overwhelmed, or confused? Maybe you have experienced life changes such as relationship breakdown or difficulties in your current relationship. Work changes, loss, bereavement, or bereavement of a loved one from suicide?
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Heswall Hills Counselling Centre
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wirral CH60
Hello, my name is Cheryl Overington and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I am the Founder and Manager of the Heswall Hills Counselling Centre, a private therapy centre based in Heswall Hills on the Wirral. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. All of the therapists working from the centre have been selected by me to ensure that they are suitably trained and most importantly of the sort of therapists I’ll be happy to refer to. Due the number of different therapists, including psychologists and CBT therapists we are able to offer a wide of therapeutic specialities and work with children, adults & couples.
Hello, my name is Cheryl Overington and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I am the Founder and Manager of the Heswall Hills Counselling Centre, a private therapy centre based in Heswall Hills on the Wirral. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. All of the therapists working from the centre have been selected by me to ensure that they are suitably trained and most importantly of the sort of therapists I’ll be happy to refer to. Due the number of different therapists, including psychologists and CBT therapists we are able to offer a wide of therapeutic specialities and work with children, adults & couples.
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Lucy Hanson
Counsellor, PhD, BACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH60
I am a trauma informed Person-Centred counsellor who can work with young people and adults. You may want a space to explore difficult challenges or a chance to reflect on some matters from the past. You may also be looking for support for your child. I also work with young people and adults with neuro-diversity. I offer a warm, accepting, safe space to explore issues and look at your individual experiences.
I am a trauma informed Person-Centred counsellor who can work with young people and adults. You may want a space to explore difficult challenges or a chance to reflect on some matters from the past. You may also be looking for support for your child. I also work with young people and adults with neuro-diversity. I offer a warm, accepting, safe space to explore issues and look at your individual experiences.
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Nicola Jane Voller
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wirral CH47
Welcome to my profile. As you are looking for help, it’s important to the right fit for you. Therapy with me is welcoming and non-judgmental. I’m an experienced counsellor and EMDR therapist and have many ways to work to help each unique person. I work with individuals on a short, or long term basis. My practice is in Meols, near Hoylake, Wirral. I am an Integrative counsellor trained in several theories including Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Trauma. I hope I can help on your way to feeling better soon.
Welcome to my profile. As you are looking for help, it’s important to the right fit for you. Therapy with me is welcoming and non-judgmental. I’m an experienced counsellor and EMDR therapist and have many ways to work to help each unique person. I work with individuals on a short, or long term basis. My practice is in Meols, near Hoylake, Wirral. I am an Integrative counsellor trained in several theories including Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Trauma. I hope I can help on your way to feeling better soon.
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Unique path counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH60
Hi, I am Julie a qualified counsellor and coach based in Wirral. When your feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, lonely, or have low self esteem, it can feel like you are the only one and everyone else is moving forward except you. Within my practice I offer a professional, confidential and compassionate service and I believe that everyone has the capacity to look within themselves and develop happier perspectives within in their lives.
Hi, I am Julie a qualified counsellor and coach based in Wirral. When your feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, lonely, or have low self esteem, it can feel like you are the only one and everyone else is moving forward except you. Within my practice I offer a professional, confidential and compassionate service and I believe that everyone has the capacity to look within themselves and develop happier perspectives within in their lives.
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Helen Dunne Counselling, Wirral
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH63
Hi, I'm Helen a qualified Person Centred counsellor based on the Wirral. I offer a professional and compassionate service where all issues are welcome to be explored without fear of judgement. I welcome adult and teenage clients and have experience of working with both. Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? maybe feeling frazzled from the expectations from society to parent like you don't work and work like you're not a parent? I work with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family issues, I also have a keen interest in pre and postnatal mental health and have experience and understanding of women with ADHD.
Hi, I'm Helen a qualified Person Centred counsellor based on the Wirral. I offer a professional and compassionate service where all issues are welcome to be explored without fear of judgement. I welcome adult and teenage clients and have experience of working with both. Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? maybe feeling frazzled from the expectations from society to parent like you don't work and work like you're not a parent? I work with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family issues, I also have a keen interest in pre and postnatal mental health and have experience and understanding of women with ADHD.
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Martine Gibson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH63  (Online Only)
Over thinking all the time? Feeling stuck, empty and overwhelmed?Feeling low and/or anxious? Not sleeping/eating much or maybe more? Is everything feeling like a chore and feeling like you can't be bothered with thing lately? Feeling confused, not sure what is going on with your life? Is you confidence not what it used to be and you're fed up? Life can really trip us up at times and often it can feel too much. Do you want to make sense of it all, understand what is going on and gain some clarity, control and happiness back in your life? If so, then I am here to help.
Over thinking all the time? Feeling stuck, empty and overwhelmed?Feeling low and/or anxious? Not sleeping/eating much or maybe more? Is everything feeling like a chore and feeling like you can't be bothered with thing lately? Feeling confused, not sure what is going on with your life? Is you confidence not what it used to be and you're fed up? Life can really trip us up at times and often it can feel too much. Do you want to make sense of it all, understand what is going on and gain some clarity, control and happiness back in your life? If so, then I am here to help.
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GetCBT (Victoria Lacey, CBT Therapist Wirral)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wirral CH62
Looking for an Anxiety Specialist? Therapy should be a partnership, that capitalises on your knowledge of your history and self, and your therapists knowledge of how go apply gold standard evidence based interventions and treatments to make you feel better. I started GetCBT to provide you with a First Class Psychotherapy experience working with Depression & Low self-esteem & specialising in Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Worry, OCD, PTSD, Phobia's, Social Anxiety & Health Anxiety. Check out our Google and Trustpilot reviews to hear about others’ experience of working with me.
Looking for an Anxiety Specialist? Therapy should be a partnership, that capitalises on your knowledge of your history and self, and your therapists knowledge of how go apply gold standard evidence based interventions and treatments to make you feel better. I started GetCBT to provide you with a First Class Psychotherapy experience working with Depression & Low self-esteem & specialising in Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Worry, OCD, PTSD, Phobia's, Social Anxiety & Health Anxiety. Check out our Google and Trustpilot reviews to hear about others’ experience of working with me.
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With You Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH61  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Janet and a qualified person-centred counsellor. I previously worked in Birmingham as a Mental Health Nurse. I retrained as a Counsellor but bring with me all that experience and, I feel most importantly, understanding and empathy, an open-minded, non-judgemental attitude and an honest, genuine way of being with others. With You Counselling practice aims to remain human in each and every contact. As a person-centred Counsellor, I believe that you know yourself and what you need/want best. This is at the forefront of my way of working with each individual. Happy to meet to see if we are a fit. Speak soon!
Hi there, I'm Janet and a qualified person-centred counsellor. I previously worked in Birmingham as a Mental Health Nurse. I retrained as a Counsellor but bring with me all that experience and, I feel most importantly, understanding and empathy, an open-minded, non-judgemental attitude and an honest, genuine way of being with others. With You Counselling practice aims to remain human in each and every contact. As a person-centred Counsellor, I believe that you know yourself and what you need/want best. This is at the forefront of my way of working with each individual. Happy to meet to see if we are a fit. Speak soon!
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Nicola Clark
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH60
Hello my name is Nicola Clark, thank you for taking the time to visit my page. By visiting here you have already taken the first step on your counselling journey. I hope my page explains how I can help you further and take the next step. I am a fully qualified & experienced Integrative Counsellor. My core model of practice is Person Centred Counselling with the option to integrate elements of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy and Transactional Analysis. This allows me to adapt how I work to meet the needs of each individual client. ​
Hello my name is Nicola Clark, thank you for taking the time to visit my page. By visiting here you have already taken the first step on your counselling journey. I hope my page explains how I can help you further and take the next step. I am a fully qualified & experienced Integrative Counsellor. My core model of practice is Person Centred Counselling with the option to integrate elements of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy and Transactional Analysis. This allows me to adapt how I work to meet the needs of each individual client. ​
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Haylea Archer
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Wirral CH60
Hello, my name is Haylea and I'm an Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression or have experienced trauma. Or maybe you dont seem to be reaching your goals but you cant put your finger on why. Together we can work together in creating a sense of trust and safety, because when people feel safe, they can do anything. There is such a deep and rich experience that can be had, when art materials and body based practises are involved in therapy. My work is informed by psychodynamic, attachment theory, polyvagal theory and the neurosequential model. I look forward to meeting you.
Hello, my name is Haylea and I'm an Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression or have experienced trauma. Or maybe you dont seem to be reaching your goals but you cant put your finger on why. Together we can work together in creating a sense of trust and safety, because when people feel safe, they can do anything. There is such a deep and rich experience that can be had, when art materials and body based practises are involved in therapy. My work is informed by psychodynamic, attachment theory, polyvagal theory and the neurosequential model. I look forward to meeting you.
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Karen Spilsbury
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wirral CH63
Feeling a bit anxious about starting therapy? That's completely normal. I'm Karen Spilsbury, a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist and I am committed to creating a safe, empathic and accepting space for all of my clients.
Feeling a bit anxious about starting therapy? That's completely normal. I'm Karen Spilsbury, a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist and I am committed to creating a safe, empathic and accepting space for all of my clients.
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Castle Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wirral CH60
#Live your best life. This is my mission and why I founded Castle Therapy, it's my aim to help as many people as possible live their best lives. Through hypnotherapy & counselling I can help with phobias, becoming healthier, anxiety & depression and much more. I was drawn to re-training and qualifying as a hypnotherapist and counsellor following a successful career with VirginMedia. As a Management and Leadership consultant & coach I was always looking for new ways to help my colleagues reach their full potential.
#Live your best life. This is my mission and why I founded Castle Therapy, it's my aim to help as many people as possible live their best lives. Through hypnotherapy & counselling I can help with phobias, becoming healthier, anxiety & depression and much more. I was drawn to re-training and qualifying as a hypnotherapist and counsellor following a successful career with VirginMedia. As a Management and Leadership consultant & coach I was always looking for new ways to help my colleagues reach their full potential.
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Nikki Holmes (Mbacp)
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH49
Are you having problems within your relationships both personally /professionally? Are you feeling alone, depressed, anxious or suffering from work-related stress? Do you feel your voice is not being heard or valued? Are you struggling to understand what is happening to you? Do not suffer alone I am here for you, to listen and understand you. I am a compassionate counsellor who has worked with children & adults offering a variety of counselling for issues regarding; stress; anxiety; grief; suicidal ideation; depression; confidence / self-esteem & abuse. My therapeutic approach will be individualised to meet your unique needs.
Are you having problems within your relationships both personally /professionally? Are you feeling alone, depressed, anxious or suffering from work-related stress? Do you feel your voice is not being heard or valued? Are you struggling to understand what is happening to you? Do not suffer alone I am here for you, to listen and understand you. I am a compassionate counsellor who has worked with children & adults offering a variety of counselling for issues regarding; stress; anxiety; grief; suicidal ideation; depression; confidence / self-esteem & abuse. My therapeutic approach will be individualised to meet your unique needs.
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Josephine Sylvia Padfield
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wirral CH48
My psychotherapy philosophy is that everyone has the resources within themselves to find meaning, purpose and fulfilment in their lives. Sometimes we need some help in accessing these internal resources. If you find yourself feeling stuck, depressed or anxious possibly from external life events, problematic relationship issues, or other internal psychological struggles which may be more difficult to understand, you may find it helpful to speak to a counsellor. Talking about issues of concern in a confidential environment can lead to greater understanding, more self awareness and clarity about best ways forward.
My psychotherapy philosophy is that everyone has the resources within themselves to find meaning, purpose and fulfilment in their lives. Sometimes we need some help in accessing these internal resources. If you find yourself feeling stuck, depressed or anxious possibly from external life events, problematic relationship issues, or other internal psychological struggles which may be more difficult to understand, you may find it helpful to speak to a counsellor. Talking about issues of concern in a confidential environment can lead to greater understanding, more self awareness and clarity about best ways forward.
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Danielle Curtis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wirral CH61
A highly experienced dual qualified BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural and Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT) with 18 years clinical experience and a background in Forensic, Perinatal and Liaison Psychiatry. I feel passionate about providing high quality, effective and individualized psychotherapy to help you to overcome the challenges that have brought you to therapy by using evidence based approaches and drawing upon your strengths. Together we can help with adjusting to major life changes, self-esteem, anxiety, relationships, coping with stress and supporting you to maximize your potential and move towards a recovery.
A highly experienced dual qualified BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural and Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT) with 18 years clinical experience and a background in Forensic, Perinatal and Liaison Psychiatry. I feel passionate about providing high quality, effective and individualized psychotherapy to help you to overcome the challenges that have brought you to therapy by using evidence based approaches and drawing upon your strengths. Together we can help with adjusting to major life changes, self-esteem, anxiety, relationships, coping with stress and supporting you to maximize your potential and move towards a recovery.
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LJK Psych-Health (Luize Jenkins-King CBT and EMDR)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH49
Not accepting new clients
Feeling stressed, tense or worried at certain times in life is a normal human response. For some people, anxiety becomes overwhelming and persists to the point that fear significantly impacts daily life which can lead to low mood and low self-esteem. Anxiety can also develop into more specific areas such as social anxiety, panic attacks or OCD. If you experience any of these and would like to learn to manage your symptoms then I can help. I have experience/I am trained in treating people experiencing Long Term Health Conditions and also have significant expertise in treating Depression, Specific Phobias, Health Anxiety and PTSD.
Feeling stressed, tense or worried at certain times in life is a normal human response. For some people, anxiety becomes overwhelming and persists to the point that fear significantly impacts daily life which can lead to low mood and low self-esteem. Anxiety can also develop into more specific areas such as social anxiety, panic attacks or OCD. If you experience any of these and would like to learn to manage your symptoms then I can help. I have experience/I am trained in treating people experiencing Long Term Health Conditions and also have significant expertise in treating Depression, Specific Phobias, Health Anxiety and PTSD.
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Stephanie Anne Edwards
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH47
I believe each of us have the capacity to grow to reach our true potential. What can influence or inhibit our positive growth? Our life experiences are affected by childhood events, our relationships with parents. siblings, other family members, friendships, work etc, Our soil can be contaminated by others in our lives when we experience childhood trauma, grief, loss, shame and witnessing violence. being in abusive relationships, life and death situations. These experiences influence us as we grow up, our emotions, our beliefs, our thoughts and our behaviours. This can make us feel depressed, anxious, derailed and scared.
I believe each of us have the capacity to grow to reach our true potential. What can influence or inhibit our positive growth? Our life experiences are affected by childhood events, our relationships with parents. siblings, other family members, friendships, work etc, Our soil can be contaminated by others in our lives when we experience childhood trauma, grief, loss, shame and witnessing violence. being in abusive relationships, life and death situations. These experiences influence us as we grow up, our emotions, our beliefs, our thoughts and our behaviours. This can make us feel depressed, anxious, derailed and scared.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wirral

70+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Wirral who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
82% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
65% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
60% Bupa

How Counsellors in Wirral see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wirral?

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.