Counselling in England

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Photo of Bradley John Riddell, Counsellor in England
Bradley John Riddell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I’m a counselling therapist based in Hove, Brighton. I specialise in addiction but work with many other issues too including couples. We will explore & endeavour to shed new light on your way of being in the world, thus far, & how your past has informed your sense of self in the present & how you might want to enhance your life still further by bringing yourself out of the shadows & into the light? We don’t see the world as it is but as we; so who are we, really? I use “parts” work to free us to “Self-lead” to restore calmness; clarity; confidence; connectedness; compassion; courage; creativity; curiosity in & around us………………………
I’m a counselling therapist based in Hove, Brighton. I specialise in addiction but work with many other issues too including couples. We will explore & endeavour to shed new light on your way of being in the world, thus far, & how your past has informed your sense of self in the present & how you might want to enhance your life still further by bringing yourself out of the shadows & into the light? We don’t see the world as it is but as we; so who are we, really? I use “parts” work to free us to “Self-lead” to restore calmness; clarity; confidence; connectedness; compassion; courage; creativity; curiosity in & around us………………………
01273 036063 View 01273 036063
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Diva Ulucay
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
You could be seeking therapy because you are struggling with difficult feelings such as low mood, anxiety, anger or guilt, which could be adversely affecting your everyday life. Or you may feel that a closer look into your inner landscape helps you relate to yourself in healthier ways which paves the way for more contentment.
You could be seeking therapy because you are struggling with difficult feelings such as low mood, anxiety, anger or guilt, which could be adversely affecting your everyday life. Or you may feel that a closer look into your inner landscape helps you relate to yourself in healthier ways which paves the way for more contentment.
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Photo of Anastasia Moraiti, Psychotherapist in England
Anastasia Moraiti
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Making the first step into therapy could sometimes feels hard, however you have made this first step by visiting this page. My experience working with adults and children over the last 8 years allows me to be able to support you to explore your feelings and thoughts and find how they may be impacting your life. My work is focused on trauma, relationships, mental health issues, depression, addictions, anxiety, anger, career, eating disorder and family issues. I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist who works in a holistic way taking into consideration all the dynamics.
Making the first step into therapy could sometimes feels hard, however you have made this first step by visiting this page. My experience working with adults and children over the last 8 years allows me to be able to support you to explore your feelings and thoughts and find how they may be impacting your life. My work is focused on trauma, relationships, mental health issues, depression, addictions, anxiety, anger, career, eating disorder and family issues. I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist who works in a holistic way taking into consideration all the dynamics.
020 3667 9849 View 020 3667 9849
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Through the Woods Therapy by Sarah Williams
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigston LE18  (Online Only)
Are you living in a way which is deeply satisfying and which truly expresses you? Life's challenges can often obscure our path, making it difficult to see the wood for the trees. I'm here to walk beside you on your journey, helping you navigate those intricate woods of your life. Together, we'll widen the path and illuminate new perspectives. With support and guidance, you can rediscover your own way forward, gaining clarity and fulfilment along the way. Your unique story and individuality matter, and I'm committed to helping you discover your own way forward.
Are you living in a way which is deeply satisfying and which truly expresses you? Life's challenges can often obscure our path, making it difficult to see the wood for the trees. I'm here to walk beside you on your journey, helping you navigate those intricate woods of your life. Together, we'll widen the path and illuminate new perspectives. With support and guidance, you can rediscover your own way forward, gaining clarity and fulfilment along the way. Your unique story and individuality matter, and I'm committed to helping you discover your own way forward.
0116 497 9769 View 0116 497 9769
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Craig Abex
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Sandwich CT13  (Online Only)
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with extensive experience working with mild to severe psychological difficulties across settings that include private practice, third sector, primary care, and NHS inpatient psychiatric hospitals. As a clinician, I'm deeply committed to helping people heal and find a way forward, bringing them closer to a life they want. You may feel unable to describe what you're going through, but know something simply isn't feeling right. Or, you may know exactly what the difficulty is, but struggle to find a way forward. Either way, therapy can support you with your goals.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with extensive experience working with mild to severe psychological difficulties across settings that include private practice, third sector, primary care, and NHS inpatient psychiatric hospitals. As a clinician, I'm deeply committed to helping people heal and find a way forward, bringing them closer to a life they want. You may feel unable to describe what you're going through, but know something simply isn't feeling right. Or, you may know exactly what the difficulty is, but struggle to find a way forward. Either way, therapy can support you with your goals.
01304 796956 View 01304 796956
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Gill Clay
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello my name is Gill, I have been counselling for over 10 years and am also an EMDR therapist. I am passionate about supporting my clients to work through issues that trouble them. It may be that you are struggling with relationship issues or low self-esteem. You may be suffering from anxiety or depression, or maybe you lack confidence and feel this is holding you back in life. You may have been through a loss or bereavement or other traumatic events that continue to affect you in a negative way. I offer a warm, non-judgemental setting and my way of working is integrative to suit your specific needs.
Hello my name is Gill, I have been counselling for over 10 years and am also an EMDR therapist. I am passionate about supporting my clients to work through issues that trouble them. It may be that you are struggling with relationship issues or low self-esteem. You may be suffering from anxiety or depression, or maybe you lack confidence and feel this is holding you back in life. You may have been through a loss or bereavement or other traumatic events that continue to affect you in a negative way. I offer a warm, non-judgemental setting and my way of working is integrative to suit your specific needs.
01883 772260 View 01883 772260
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Sheila Leshan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Henley-on-Thames RG9  (Online Only)
With a loud voice, life sometimes cranks up the volume of what already feels overwhelming. Magnifying an already tense and intense situation, leaving you pondering on how you used to manage before all this. Yet, despite your best efforts to stem their flow, fraught thoughts and debilitating feelings have began to spill over into and onto other areas of your life. It feels like challenging situations scream for your attention. You wonder to yourself how much more of this you can take before you flip the table of your life over. You've taken stock of your support system. Nobody available to talk. Who will listen to me, you wonder....
With a loud voice, life sometimes cranks up the volume of what already feels overwhelming. Magnifying an already tense and intense situation, leaving you pondering on how you used to manage before all this. Yet, despite your best efforts to stem their flow, fraught thoughts and debilitating feelings have began to spill over into and onto other areas of your life. It feels like challenging situations scream for your attention. You wonder to yourself how much more of this you can take before you flip the table of your life over. You've taken stock of your support system. Nobody available to talk. Who will listen to me, you wonder....
01491 529235 View 01491 529235
Photo of Charlotte Elizabeth Duggan, Psychotherapist in England
Charlotte Elizabeth Duggan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. Psychotherapy and counselling is often called the 'talking cure'. People often value such help during a time of transition and change, crisis or loss when it is difficult to know 'what to do'? I believe it is always possible to improve the way in which people tackle their problems and to use times of difficulty to make changes for the better.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. Psychotherapy and counselling is often called the 'talking cure'. People often value such help during a time of transition and change, crisis or loss when it is difficult to know 'what to do'? I believe it is always possible to improve the way in which people tackle their problems and to use times of difficulty to make changes for the better.
01548 808665 View 01548 808665
Photo of Eleanor P L Pool, Counsellor in England
Eleanor P L Pool
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Widnes WA8  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer online counselling drawing on a range of modalities which are tailored to the needs and personality of the client. My practise is both trauma and attachment informed and blends theoretic modalities with EFT, Emotion Code techniques and other embodied practises. I have experience working with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, complicated grief, historic abuse and neglect. I have developed a special interest in narcissistic abuse and am committed to use both my training and lived experience to help clients on their journey of recovery and healing enabling them live a purposeful fulfilled life.
I offer online counselling drawing on a range of modalities which are tailored to the needs and personality of the client. My practise is both trauma and attachment informed and blends theoretic modalities with EFT, Emotion Code techniques and other embodied practises. I have experience working with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, complicated grief, historic abuse and neglect. I have developed a special interest in narcissistic abuse and am committed to use both my training and lived experience to help clients on their journey of recovery and healing enabling them live a purposeful fulfilled life.
01258 446759 View 01258 446759
Photo of Peter Connolly, Psychotherapist in England
Peter Connolly
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
We all experience times when our usual ways of being in the world no longer seem to work for us. We can feel stuck or overwhelmed. Counselling can help us see things with fresh perspectives, opening up new possibilities to live a more authentic life with more satisfying connections with ourselves and others. I believe that with the right support, we have an amazing capacity to find our own answers and to be the source of our own healing. I aim to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for you to work through whatever it is that may be holding you back from living the life you really want to be living.
We all experience times when our usual ways of being in the world no longer seem to work for us. We can feel stuck or overwhelmed. Counselling can help us see things with fresh perspectives, opening up new possibilities to live a more authentic life with more satisfying connections with ourselves and others. I believe that with the right support, we have an amazing capacity to find our own answers and to be the source of our own healing. I aim to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for you to work through whatever it is that may be holding you back from living the life you really want to be living.
020 4538 1778 View 020 4538 1778
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In Mind Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sudbury CO10
A client that is open to the opportunity for change and will be willing to work towards that goal is the preferred type of person coming into therapy. Asking for help can be the most daunting act that a person can do, helping the client to accept that they have already done one of the strongest things they can do is an important step in creating the space to begin understanding the clients issues. The goal is to help the client understand the issues and if possible look how change can assist in the client regaining control.
A client that is open to the opportunity for change and will be willing to work towards that goal is the preferred type of person coming into therapy. Asking for help can be the most daunting act that a person can do, helping the client to accept that they have already done one of the strongest things they can do is an important step in creating the space to begin understanding the clients issues. The goal is to help the client understand the issues and if possible look how change can assist in the client regaining control.
01787 322321 View 01787 322321
Photo of Katie Lawton, Counsellor in England
Katie Lawton
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX16
The key to any successful therapy is to build a trusting relationship between a therapist and a client. I am here to listen and to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, which can sometimes feel confusing and overwhelming. I offer a secure, non judgemental, professional and confidential environment where we work together to try and make sense of how you are feeling. I have experience of working with a number of different issues and I hope that by building our relationship together, we can gain a better understanding of how you can overcome difficulties and move forward.
The key to any successful therapy is to build a trusting relationship between a therapist and a client. I am here to listen and to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, which can sometimes feel confusing and overwhelming. I offer a secure, non judgemental, professional and confidential environment where we work together to try and make sense of how you are feeling. I have experience of working with a number of different issues and I hope that by building our relationship together, we can gain a better understanding of how you can overcome difficulties and move forward.
01608 698958 View 01608 698958
Photo of Mihaela Popp in England
Mihaela Popp
MA
Verified Verified
London SW16
Welcome to my page! I am passionate to help and guide people to find solutions to their difficulties, to make helpful changes and live a meaningful and joyful life. I work with ADULTS with depression, anxiety, panic attack, burnout, stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, domestic abuse, trauma, anger management, transition life. I can help you to create believes to support your recovering and healing process. I work with CHILDREN with autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, emotional/behavioural issues and help them to improve self-esteem, confidence, assertiveness, to increase their attention spam.
Welcome to my page! I am passionate to help and guide people to find solutions to their difficulties, to make helpful changes and live a meaningful and joyful life. I work with ADULTS with depression, anxiety, panic attack, burnout, stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, domestic abuse, trauma, anger management, transition life. I can help you to create believes to support your recovering and healing process. I work with CHILDREN with autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, emotional/behavioural issues and help them to improve self-esteem, confidence, assertiveness, to increase their attention spam.
01260 541231 View 01260 541231
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Julie Andrews
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Passionate about therapy, Julie, with a Gestalt Centre Postgraduate Certificate and a Goldsmiths University of London Master's in Counselling, specialises in Gestalt psychotherapy. They offer individual therapy, ‘walking therapy’, supervision, groups and freelance training. Until 2023, Julie taught the Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills at the Gestalt Centre. Committed to anti-racism and equality, they focus on supporting all people, high achievers, addressing bereavement, trauma, solitude, identity issues, anxiety, personal development and supporting people seeking to reshape their lives, amidst unhappiness.
Passionate about therapy, Julie, with a Gestalt Centre Postgraduate Certificate and a Goldsmiths University of London Master's in Counselling, specialises in Gestalt psychotherapy. They offer individual therapy, ‘walking therapy’, supervision, groups and freelance training. Until 2023, Julie taught the Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills at the Gestalt Centre. Committed to anti-racism and equality, they focus on supporting all people, high achievers, addressing bereavement, trauma, solitude, identity issues, anxiety, personal development and supporting people seeking to reshape their lives, amidst unhappiness.
020 8103 6048 View 020 8103 6048
Photo of Naeem Akhtar, Counsellor in England
Naeem Akhtar
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Counselling offers a space to talk about the issues in your life and there are many reasons for coming. Talking things through with a supportive and non-judgemental therapist can help you gain clarity and make sense out of where you currently find yourself. This in itself can provide some relief and open up the potential for positive change. Whether you are having difficulties at work, have anxiety or depression, have had a major life event/trauma, an addiction, experienced loss, or just need to make sense of your current situation I can offer you a warm, confidential and welcoming space where you feel safe, respected and supported.
Counselling offers a space to talk about the issues in your life and there are many reasons for coming. Talking things through with a supportive and non-judgemental therapist can help you gain clarity and make sense out of where you currently find yourself. This in itself can provide some relief and open up the potential for positive change. Whether you are having difficulties at work, have anxiety or depression, have had a major life event/trauma, an addiction, experienced loss, or just need to make sense of your current situation I can offer you a warm, confidential and welcoming space where you feel safe, respected and supported.
01706 580462 View 01706 580462
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Ignite Play Therapy
Verified Verified
I'm Lucy, a Certified Play and Creative Arts Therapist. Play is a child's natural form of communication, and is how they process their experiences and emotions. I work directly with children using play and the arts to help them explore their feelings without the need for words in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment. This includes sand, games, instruments, puppets, dance/movement equipment, clay/dough and creative arts materials. Play Therapy sessions are child-led and aim to help children reach their potential and improve mental well-being.
I'm Lucy, a Certified Play and Creative Arts Therapist. Play is a child's natural form of communication, and is how they process their experiences and emotions. I work directly with children using play and the arts to help them explore their feelings without the need for words in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment. This includes sand, games, instruments, puppets, dance/movement equipment, clay/dough and creative arts materials. Play Therapy sessions are child-led and aim to help children reach their potential and improve mental well-being.
07999 975402 View 07999 975402
Photo of Elena Miari, Psychotherapist in England
Elena Miari
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE13
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor who works with teenagers and adults. I provide therapy both online and from my offices in Blackheath and London Bridge. My approach is primarily Existential. The starting point of Existential Psychotherapy is your experience; this means that I focus on your unique experience of yourself and the world, and your meaning-making processes.I work with teenagers and adults, offering long term, short term and Single Session Therapy interventions. My specialisms are in ADHD, narcissistic abuse, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, relationship problems and life transitions.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor who works with teenagers and adults. I provide therapy both online and from my offices in Blackheath and London Bridge. My approach is primarily Existential. The starting point of Existential Psychotherapy is your experience; this means that I focus on your unique experience of yourself and the world, and your meaning-making processes.I work with teenagers and adults, offering long term, short term and Single Session Therapy interventions. My specialisms are in ADHD, narcissistic abuse, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, relationship problems and life transitions.
020 3871 0532 View 020 3871 0532
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Jamie Jeffreys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Brent TQ10  (Online Only)
Please note, I am currently only working online. Do you feel like you have a certain way of understanding yourself and fitting into the world? It could be to work very hard or to make sure everyone else is okay before yourself. Has that way of understanding yourself stopped working? You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or feeling stuck? If so, then talking therapy could help you to make sense of the world and your place in it. I am passionate in my belief that people have an amazing capacity for change and growth. I work by providing an environment that helps people flourish and find their authentic and vital self.
Please note, I am currently only working online. Do you feel like you have a certain way of understanding yourself and fitting into the world? It could be to work very hard or to make sure everyone else is okay before yourself. Has that way of understanding yourself stopped working? You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or feeling stuck? If so, then talking therapy could help you to make sense of the world and your place in it. I am passionate in my belief that people have an amazing capacity for change and growth. I work by providing an environment that helps people flourish and find their authentic and vital self.
0113 519 4694 View 0113 519 4694
Photo of Charlotte Lavelle, Psychotherapist in England
Charlotte Lavelle
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I am Charlotte and I'm a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a trauma and complex trauma professional. Clients of mine often say they 'feel different, feel they don't fit in' or have a sense that 'they are not able to function like "normal" people'. They find daily life hard, triggering and often overwhelming. Usually, we start by speaking about how they have been in the last few weeks & months. What they have been struggling with and how they managed to cope. We would reflect on their support system and things they enjoy doing. How life was when they were a child and how their experience has affected them, can feel
Hello, I am Charlotte and I'm a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a trauma and complex trauma professional. Clients of mine often say they 'feel different, feel they don't fit in' or have a sense that 'they are not able to function like "normal" people'. They find daily life hard, triggering and often overwhelming. Usually, we start by speaking about how they have been in the last few weeks & months. What they have been struggling with and how they managed to cope. We would reflect on their support system and things they enjoy doing. How life was when they were a child and how their experience has affected them, can feel
020 3668 1432 View 020 3668 1432
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Mind-Reframed Team
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
We specialise in supporting people who are highly sensitive and experience difficulties regulating emotions. Our intensive programme in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy equips people, whose challenges get described as “borderline personality disorder" in the medical world, with robust skills to recognise and manage overwhelming emotions and impulsive behaviours. Mentalization-Based Therapy is another twice weekly programme we offer which is of particular relevance to those who would like to identify and work through thinking and behavioural patterns of relating to themselves and others that no longer serve them.
We specialise in supporting people who are highly sensitive and experience difficulties regulating emotions. Our intensive programme in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy equips people, whose challenges get described as “borderline personality disorder" in the medical world, with robust skills to recognise and manage overwhelming emotions and impulsive behaviours. Mentalization-Based Therapy is another twice weekly programme we offer which is of particular relevance to those who would like to identify and work through thinking and behavioural patterns of relating to themselves and others that no longer serve them.
020 3962 2353 View 020 3962 2353

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in England who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
83% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
67% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in England see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in England?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.