Counselling in Woolpit

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Vicky Godfrey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woolpit IP30
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified counsellor, working with individuals and couples. It can be daunting, deciding to talk to someone for the first time. I see it as my job to create a warm and supportive environment so that you can feel comfortable to be able to share your problems or anxieties. I work with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem, difficult childhood, past traumatic experiences, relationship issues, work or career related issues, loneliness and isolation and a sense of being stuck. Working integratively means that I can draw on a variety of approaches making sure the therapy works for you.
I am a qualified counsellor, working with individuals and couples. It can be daunting, deciding to talk to someone for the first time. I see it as my job to create a warm and supportive environment so that you can feel comfortable to be able to share your problems or anxieties. I work with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem, difficult childhood, past traumatic experiences, relationship issues, work or career related issues, loneliness and isolation and a sense of being stuck. Working integratively means that I can draw on a variety of approaches making sure the therapy works for you.
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Dr Nikki Schuck
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a Lead Clinician in the NHS. I work with clients using a person centred, compassionate approach- tailoring treatment to individual needs and circumstances. I have had vast experience across the spectrum of mental health difficulties in the adult population. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression, or overcoming past trauma, I will help you to understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a Lead Clinician in the NHS. I work with clients using a person centred, compassionate approach- tailoring treatment to individual needs and circumstances. I have had vast experience across the spectrum of mental health difficulties in the adult population. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression, or overcoming past trauma, I will help you to understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing.
01284 335345 View 01284 335345
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Steve Martyn
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Stowmarket IP14
I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and coach working near Rickinghall on the Norfolk/Suffolk border where I help clients, both individuals and couples, with a wide range of issues. I offer therapy and coaching both on a time limited basis, for a fixed number of sessions, as well as on an open ended basis. I have also managed a counselling service in North London, have worked as a therapist in agency setting as well as in higher education at the Royal College of Art in London. Prior to qualification as a therapist, I worked at director level in Human Resources for a number of global organisations.
I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and coach working near Rickinghall on the Norfolk/Suffolk border where I help clients, both individuals and couples, with a wide range of issues. I offer therapy and coaching both on a time limited basis, for a fixed number of sessions, as well as on an open ended basis. I have also managed a counselling service in North London, have worked as a therapist in agency setting as well as in higher education at the Royal College of Art in London. Prior to qualification as a therapist, I worked at director level in Human Resources for a number of global organisations.
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Dr Hannah Ryan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stowmarket IP14
As a registered Clinical Psychologist, I help individuals navigate emotional challenges and achieve personal growth. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, where I work closely with you to develop personalised treatment plans that address your unique needs and goals. Using evidence-based techniques, I strive to empower individuals to develop healthier coping strategies, improve self-awareness, and enhance overall wellbeing. I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds, and aim to understand you in the context of your own unique experiences.
As a registered Clinical Psychologist, I help individuals navigate emotional challenges and achieve personal growth. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, where I work closely with you to develop personalised treatment plans that address your unique needs and goals. Using evidence-based techniques, I strive to empower individuals to develop healthier coping strategies, improve self-awareness, and enhance overall wellbeing. I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds, and aim to understand you in the context of your own unique experiences.
01379 778475 View 01379 778475
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Helen Skene
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
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Aura Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. Talking therapy provides a safe and supportive space for you to reflect on their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your patterns and your triggers. Whether you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, low, anxious, or like something in your life needs to shift, we can work together to move you towards the more fulfilling life that you deserve. No matter waht your experiences or how you are feeling right now, these challenges are possible for you to overcome. We can work togethether to help you find your way forward.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. Talking therapy provides a safe and supportive space for you to reflect on their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your patterns and your triggers. Whether you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, low, anxious, or like something in your life needs to shift, we can work together to move you towards the more fulfilling life that you deserve. No matter waht your experiences or how you are feeling right now, these challenges are possible for you to overcome. We can work togethether to help you find your way forward.
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Dr Stephanie Casey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Steph, a Cambridge-based Chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and BPS. I started my career in psychology 15 years ago and have over 10 years of experience in the NHS. I offer support to individuals, couples and families living with complex mental health difficulties or those who have experienced significant life events where therapy may be helpful. I specialise in low mood, anxiety, and trauma and have a passion for supporting those with neurodiversity. I recognise starting therapy can be a daunting process and I am committed to working with you to ensure we find the right pace and approach for you.
Hi, I'm Steph, a Cambridge-based Chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and BPS. I started my career in psychology 15 years ago and have over 10 years of experience in the NHS. I offer support to individuals, couples and families living with complex mental health difficulties or those who have experienced significant life events where therapy may be helpful. I specialise in low mood, anxiety, and trauma and have a passion for supporting those with neurodiversity. I recognise starting therapy can be a daunting process and I am committed to working with you to ensure we find the right pace and approach for you.
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Emma Dunsford
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m an Integrative Relational Therapist, but most importantly I’m a human, who understands that being human can be hard sometimes. As an Integrative Therapist, I am trained in a variety of approaches, grounded in empathy, kindness and a genuine belief in the strength and potential of every client I meet. Whether you are struggling with low self-esteem, relationship troubles, parenting issues, or just want someone to talk to, I can offer a compassionate and understanding space, where your feelings are validated and heard.
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m an Integrative Relational Therapist, but most importantly I’m a human, who understands that being human can be hard sometimes. As an Integrative Therapist, I am trained in a variety of approaches, grounded in empathy, kindness and a genuine belief in the strength and potential of every client I meet. Whether you are struggling with low self-esteem, relationship troubles, parenting issues, or just want someone to talk to, I can offer a compassionate and understanding space, where your feelings are validated and heard.
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Gav Hill Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP31
Many people come to counselling because they can't understand why they think or feel like they do. Maybe you feel misunderstood or unheard or anxious a lot of the time. Maybe you are down or depressed and possibly struggling to see the point sometimes. Has something happened or changed in your life that you are struggling to make sense of. You may have lost someone or something and are finding it hard to come to terms with. Whatever is troubling you I will provide a trusted, accepting and safe space where you can move towards your acceptance and understanding of yourself.
Many people come to counselling because they can't understand why they think or feel like they do. Maybe you feel misunderstood or unheard or anxious a lot of the time. Maybe you are down or depressed and possibly struggling to see the point sometimes. Has something happened or changed in your life that you are struggling to make sense of. You may have lost someone or something and are finding it hard to come to terms with. Whatever is troubling you I will provide a trusted, accepting and safe space where you can move towards your acceptance and understanding of yourself.
01284 334489 View 01284 334489
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Sarah Jefferys-Emrys
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety, depression, trauma, menopause – they all suck! I know because I’ve been where you are right now. And what you’re looking for is a way out of the dark space you’re in, right? So doesn’t it make sense to be guided by someone who knows the way? Who has been there and done it themselves? Nothing gives me more joy than guiding people along a path that has been trodden by not just me, but many others just like you!
Anxiety, depression, trauma, menopause – they all suck! I know because I’ve been where you are right now. And what you’re looking for is a way out of the dark space you’re in, right? So doesn’t it make sense to be guided by someone who knows the way? Who has been there and done it themselves? Nothing gives me more joy than guiding people along a path that has been trodden by not just me, but many others just like you!
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Susan Jennifer Cappaert
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
Do you have times in your life when you feel unable to cope and are struggling with your thoughts and feelings, finding it difficult to make sense of why you may feel anxious, troubled or distressed. Counselling provides a unique opportunity to understand why things are difficult, sad or painful and for personal growth, so that you can make positive changes in your life which will impact your well-being. I offer a professional, confidential service for you to explore openly and safely. Contact me by telephone or email for a free telephone consultation where we can discuss your concerns.
Do you have times in your life when you feel unable to cope and are struggling with your thoughts and feelings, finding it difficult to make sense of why you may feel anxious, troubled or distressed. Counselling provides a unique opportunity to understand why things are difficult, sad or painful and for personal growth, so that you can make positive changes in your life which will impact your well-being. I offer a professional, confidential service for you to explore openly and safely. Contact me by telephone or email for a free telephone consultation where we can discuss your concerns.
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Melanie Jane Amps
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
I currently work in Private Practice as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I previously worked in the NHS with clients living with long term health conditions for over 30 years. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression or overcoming past trauma. I will help you understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing. Stressful life events can lead to feelings of helplessness and not coping. I provide a safe comfortable space for you to talk about anything that may be causing you difficulty.
I currently work in Private Practice as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I previously worked in the NHS with clients living with long term health conditions for over 30 years. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression or overcoming past trauma. I will help you understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing. Stressful life events can lead to feelings of helplessness and not coping. I provide a safe comfortable space for you to talk about anything that may be causing you difficulty.
01284 339240 View 01284 339240
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Zoe Wilson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
Life can be overwhelming and full of challenges, often with obstacles getting in the way of you looking after your emotional wellbeing. Whether the barriers to a more fulfilling life are coming from you or are out of your control you can still find a way forward and my role is to help you with this. Whether you’re thinking “It’s probably just a me thing” or “It’s not that big of an issue” or even “I shouldn’t burden anyone else with this”, if you need someone to open up to, I’m here to help.
Life can be overwhelming and full of challenges, often with obstacles getting in the way of you looking after your emotional wellbeing. Whether the barriers to a more fulfilling life are coming from you or are out of your control you can still find a way forward and my role is to help you with this. Whether you’re thinking “It’s probably just a me thing” or “It’s not that big of an issue” or even “I shouldn’t burden anyone else with this”, if you need someone to open up to, I’m here to help.
01284 334951 View 01284 334951
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Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stowmarket IP14
As it is normal to experience emotional difficulties during life, counselling is one way of supporting you at such times. Some of the ways that couples therapy can work include, identifying toxic relationship patterns and helping couples to work on changing these, bringing a new perspective to issues and helping couples to understand each other's perspectives, finding new ways to resolve conflicts, building trust and improving communication. Most importantly, providing a safe space for both partners to work through their issues.
As it is normal to experience emotional difficulties during life, counselling is one way of supporting you at such times. Some of the ways that couples therapy can work include, identifying toxic relationship patterns and helping couples to work on changing these, bringing a new perspective to issues and helping couples to understand each other's perspectives, finding new ways to resolve conflicts, building trust and improving communication. Most importantly, providing a safe space for both partners to work through their issues.
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Austin Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30  (Online Only)
Do you find it hard to cope? Does life seem increasingly difficult? Perhaps you are struggling with depression or anxiety, or have experienced a trauma which you are struggling to move past. I have worked in a wide range of settings, including NHS Wellbeing Services and can offer an empathetic and confidential service, tailored to your individual goals and needs.
Do you find it hard to cope? Does life seem increasingly difficult? Perhaps you are struggling with depression or anxiety, or have experienced a trauma which you are struggling to move past. I have worked in a wide range of settings, including NHS Wellbeing Services and can offer an empathetic and confidential service, tailored to your individual goals and needs.
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Photo of Sue Gray, MSc, MHGI, Psychotherapist
Sue Gray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
07481 360643 View 07481 360643
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Rachel Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP29
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
01206 237336 View 01206 237336
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Dawn Kirsten McGregor
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Life difficulties, can be isolating, overwhelming and unbearable. You may feel persistently emotionally troubled, anxious, depressed, entangled, and have nowhere to turn; have a feeling of emptiness or numbness, loss of meaning, loss of identity/purpose, lack of motivation and hopeless feelings. Do you struggle to say ‘no’ to others or feel guilt when you have done nothing wrong, have depression or chronic anxiety and restlessness? Maybe you have difficulties with trust or relating to others, either personally or in your working life. Perhaps you are someone who feels not good enough, or has an overwhelming sense of responsibility,
Life difficulties, can be isolating, overwhelming and unbearable. You may feel persistently emotionally troubled, anxious, depressed, entangled, and have nowhere to turn; have a feeling of emptiness or numbness, loss of meaning, loss of identity/purpose, lack of motivation and hopeless feelings. Do you struggle to say ‘no’ to others or feel guilt when you have done nothing wrong, have depression or chronic anxiety and restlessness? Maybe you have difficulties with trust or relating to others, either personally or in your working life. Perhaps you are someone who feels not good enough, or has an overwhelming sense of responsibility,
0191 743 3875 View 0191 743 3875
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Julie York
MSc
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33
If you are struggling with aspects of your life/relationships, together we can explore and make sense of your thoughts, feelings, experiences, challenges and relationships in a confidential and non-judgmental environment, so that we can build future possibilities for growth and change. My aim is to help you to understand yourself and others through reflection, insight, and observations. I will listen to you sensitively, safely and without judgment and we will go at a pace that is right for you. We will work together to develop practical ways for you to move forward and face future challenges with a new strength and self-awareness.
If you are struggling with aspects of your life/relationships, together we can explore and make sense of your thoughts, feelings, experiences, challenges and relationships in a confidential and non-judgmental environment, so that we can build future possibilities for growth and change. My aim is to help you to understand yourself and others through reflection, insight, and observations. I will listen to you sensitively, safely and without judgment and we will go at a pace that is right for you. We will work together to develop practical ways for you to move forward and face future challenges with a new strength and self-awareness.
01284 331676 View 01284 331676
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Beatriz Serrano
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
Hi, I am a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and a Mindfulness teacher. My training is based in Mindfulness and this could offer you a way to connect with yourself more fully and to develop practical skills for self-listening. This can be helpful if you find yourself disconnected from your feelings or having difficulties in understanding, communicating and/or relating with others.
Hi, I am a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and a Mindfulness teacher. My training is based in Mindfulness and this could offer you a way to connect with yourself more fully and to develop practical skills for self-listening. This can be helpful if you find yourself disconnected from your feelings or having difficulties in understanding, communicating and/or relating with others.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Woolpit

< 10

Counsellors in Woolpit who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Parenting
100% Spirituality

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Woolpit see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Woolpit?

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.