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Counselling In Blackpool
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I work with men mainly (but anybody) who struggles with anger issues. Do you struggle with your anger? Wonder why you get so angry so quickly, going from 0 to 100 within a split second? Ever wanted to work on this because it has ruined relationships, you may have lost a job through your anger or lost friends/family because they can't deal with your outbursts? If this is you then I want to help you. Anger can make us lonely and unhappy - let me help you deal with it in a more healthy way so you can become a happier person in yourself and build those relationships you may have lost/ruined.
I work with men mainly (but anybody) who struggles with anger issues. Do you struggle with your anger? Wonder why you get so angry so quickly, going from 0 to 100 within a split second? Ever wanted to work on this because it has ruined relationships, you may have lost a job through your anger or lost friends/family because they can't deal with your outbursts? If this is you then I want to help you. Anger can make us lonely and unhappy - let me help you deal with it in a more healthy way so you can become a happier person in yourself and build those relationships you may have lost/ruined.
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Emma Wheeler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, bereavement, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? In this unsettling time of isolation and lockdowns do you need someone to talk to? There comes a time when we need some help to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a qualified Therapist and here to walk with you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to discuss and explore with you through any obstacles you may face.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, bereavement, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? In this unsettling time of isolation and lockdowns do you need someone to talk to? There comes a time when we need some help to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a qualified Therapist and here to walk with you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to discuss and explore with you through any obstacles you may face.
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Virtual Trauma Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1  (Online Only)
Firstly, from one human being to another, I would like to say how proud I am of you for looking for some support. It's not easy to admit when we might need some help, or to actively seek it out. It's a really big step. Take your time, you're in control of what happens next, so do things at your own pace. Trauma can have such an impact on every part of our lives. It's never easy, but taking the control back and facing your experiences head on may be the best way to start your healing. You don't have to do this alone. I would really like to help you on your journey to a happier and more fulfilling life.
Firstly, from one human being to another, I would like to say how proud I am of you for looking for some support. It's not easy to admit when we might need some help, or to actively seek it out. It's a really big step. Take your time, you're in control of what happens next, so do things at your own pace. Trauma can have such an impact on every part of our lives. It's never easy, but taking the control back and facing your experiences head on may be the best way to start your healing. You don't have to do this alone. I would really like to help you on your journey to a happier and more fulfilling life.
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L A Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
You may want to cover an experience in your life or understand why you are having unwanted thoughts/feelings and patterns of behaviour. Feeling weighed down by life, perhaps feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even trapped by negative thoughts. It can be hard to see the light during these dark times; this is where Counselling can help, We will explore these issues in a safe space together at your own pace. Our sessions are client led and it is for that reason we can work at a pace that suits you, so no need to feel rushed.
You may want to cover an experience in your life or understand why you are having unwanted thoughts/feelings and patterns of behaviour. Feeling weighed down by life, perhaps feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even trapped by negative thoughts. It can be hard to see the light during these dark times; this is where Counselling can help, We will explore these issues in a safe space together at your own pace. Our sessions are client led and it is for that reason we can work at a pace that suits you, so no need to feel rushed.
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Julie BradshawMBE
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE: Qualified ONLINE & Face to Face Psychotherapist & Supervisor; working remotely & from a beautiful log cabin in Loughborough and Blackpool. Using various ways suited to the individual, I see people are not their behaviours and are doing the best that they can with what they have. Everyone has the resources within themselves to change and to achieve their maximum potential in life and to EXPAND upon it, RIGHT NOW. Central to my work is the quality of the relationship and rapport between client and therapist. I provide you that confidential, safe & trusting environment where you are free to explore deep issues.
Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE: Qualified ONLINE & Face to Face Psychotherapist & Supervisor; working remotely & from a beautiful log cabin in Loughborough and Blackpool. Using various ways suited to the individual, I see people are not their behaviours and are doing the best that they can with what they have. Everyone has the resources within themselves to change and to achieve their maximum potential in life and to EXPAND upon it, RIGHT NOW. Central to my work is the quality of the relationship and rapport between client and therapist. I provide you that confidential, safe & trusting environment where you are free to explore deep issues.
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Pam Burke
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I offer Psychotherapy and ounselling which are often interchangeable and also Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for more deep-rooted trauma. By engaging in a therapeutic relationship with me, you are safe in the knowledge that what you say will be respectfully listened to and you will not be judged in any way. I work face-to-face and online, with individuals and couples. I am also a Registered Mental Nurse with over 30 years experience prior to qualifying as a therapist, so I have helped people with all degrees of mental health problems. My areas of interest are substance misuse, addictive behaviour and trauma.
I offer Psychotherapy and ounselling which are often interchangeable and also Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for more deep-rooted trauma. By engaging in a therapeutic relationship with me, you are safe in the knowledge that what you say will be respectfully listened to and you will not be judged in any way. I work face-to-face and online, with individuals and couples. I am also a Registered Mental Nurse with over 30 years experience prior to qualifying as a therapist, so I have helped people with all degrees of mental health problems. My areas of interest are substance misuse, addictive behaviour and trauma.
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Sarah Jane Eccleston
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Relationships are at the core of what it means to be human. If your relationship with your partner or your family is not working , then this can affect so many parts of your life. Perhaps you feel that you have never been happy in the relationship that you are in? Perhaps you or your partner have had an affair or have issues with jealousy? Maybe you are considering splitting up or leaving? Being part of an extended family can present its own problems. Being a Step Parent or Step Child can be very problematic. Parenting issues can cause major rifts in families and sometimes an experienced third party can offer a solution.
Relationships are at the core of what it means to be human. If your relationship with your partner or your family is not working , then this can affect so many parts of your life. Perhaps you feel that you have never been happy in the relationship that you are in? Perhaps you or your partner have had an affair or have issues with jealousy? Maybe you are considering splitting up or leaving? Being part of an extended family can present its own problems. Being a Step Parent or Step Child can be very problematic. Parenting issues can cause major rifts in families and sometimes an experienced third party can offer a solution.
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Peter Churchill
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi. I'm Pete and I've been practicing as a therapist in the NHS for over 20 years. I now work as a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and have a private therapy practice too, offering therapy and clinical supervision. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will aim to build a safe place where we can work together to overcome whatever is causing you distress.
Hi. I'm Pete and I've been practicing as a therapist in the NHS for over 20 years. I now work as a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and have a private therapy practice too, offering therapy and clinical supervision. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will aim to build a safe place where we can work together to overcome whatever is causing you distress.
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Lindsey Schofield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Lindsey. I am a fully qualified & registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Seeking professional support is not a sign of weakness or vulnerability and can be a positive empowering choice to make. My role is to work alongside you to offer a safe, fully supportive space for therapeutic change, sharing healthy life skills, tools & techniques to cope with whatever your life experiences may be or have been- to support you to challenge & overcome unhealthy thoughts & behaviour.
Hi, my name is Lindsey. I am a fully qualified & registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Seeking professional support is not a sign of weakness or vulnerability and can be a positive empowering choice to make. My role is to work alongside you to offer a safe, fully supportive space for therapeutic change, sharing healthy life skills, tools & techniques to cope with whatever your life experiences may be or have been- to support you to challenge & overcome unhealthy thoughts & behaviour.
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Cheryl Oldland Fda:mbacp
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you lacking in self confidence? Feeling vulnerable, lost or broken? Struggling with coming to terms with your own illness or the loss a loved one through illness, suicide or other circumstances? Maybe you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Or simply a sense of unease, a feeling that you can’t put your finger on; an awareness that there are issues affecting your life and the people in it. I am here to help. Life isn’t easy and asking for help outside family and friends can be daunting for so many of us.
Are you lacking in self confidence? Feeling vulnerable, lost or broken? Struggling with coming to terms with your own illness or the loss a loved one through illness, suicide or other circumstances? Maybe you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Or simply a sense of unease, a feeling that you can’t put your finger on; an awareness that there are issues affecting your life and the people in it. I am here to help. Life isn’t easy and asking for help outside family and friends can be daunting for so many of us.
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Stephen Pattinson - Counselling Psychotherapy Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackpool FY1  (Online Only)
Hello if you want a safe and caring environment and want to take back control in your life you have come to the right place. I have over 25 years experience of helping people with their mental wellbeing. I have worked for mental health services including NHS as a cognitive behavioural/ Psychodynamic therapist treating depression, anxiety, confidence, self esteem, bereavement and phobia disorders. my aim is to help people back on their feet as soon as possible and feel empowered from the first session. I offer a free 30 minute consultation online from the comfort your own safe space to clearly identify your personal goals /treatment.
Hello if you want a safe and caring environment and want to take back control in your life you have come to the right place. I have over 25 years experience of helping people with their mental wellbeing. I have worked for mental health services including NHS as a cognitive behavioural/ Psychodynamic therapist treating depression, anxiety, confidence, self esteem, bereavement and phobia disorders. my aim is to help people back on their feet as soon as possible and feel empowered from the first session. I offer a free 30 minute consultation online from the comfort your own safe space to clearly identify your personal goals /treatment.
07380 316751 View 07380 316751
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Lighthouse Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
No one ever said life would be easy and at times we all need a little help to find our way through life's difficulties. Person-centred counselling offers you the non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, supported way. As a person-centred counsellor I will not tell you what to do or tell you that your thinking is wrong. Instead I will be there beside you to help you find your own solution. To help you build your self-esteem, trust your own decision-making abilities, and learn to love yourself for who you really are.
No one ever said life would be easy and at times we all need a little help to find our way through life's difficulties. Person-centred counselling offers you the non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, supported way. As a person-centred counsellor I will not tell you what to do or tell you that your thinking is wrong. Instead I will be there beside you to help you find your own solution. To help you build your self-esteem, trust your own decision-making abilities, and learn to love yourself for who you really are.
01253 835744 View 01253 835744
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Serenity Counselling Cleveleys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi. I'm Jayne, Counsellor, Hypno-psychotherapist. I help people find their best selves. I help You identify what You need and how to achieve that. I do this by using many different methods. With my 14 years experience I delve into my trove of knowledge and choose the methods best suited to you. Everyone can know what is best for themselves but in times of; crisis, trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues it is hard to see clearly. With my help you can achieve the goals you want. The reason I do this -I was once in a very dark place myself, it was a counsellor that helped me, I now pass that precious gift forward, by helping You.
Hi. I'm Jayne, Counsellor, Hypno-psychotherapist. I help people find their best selves. I help You identify what You need and how to achieve that. I do this by using many different methods. With my 14 years experience I delve into my trove of knowledge and choose the methods best suited to you. Everyone can know what is best for themselves but in times of; crisis, trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues it is hard to see clearly. With my help you can achieve the goals you want. The reason I do this -I was once in a very dark place myself, it was a counsellor that helped me, I now pass that precious gift forward, by helping You.
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Liz Kirkland
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1  (Online Only)
I work with children, young people and adults experiencing psychological, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties. Working together with you, the aim is to reach a shared understanding of the problems, how and why they developed, what might be maintaining them and finding a new way forward for you.
I work with children, young people and adults experiencing psychological, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties. Working together with you, the aim is to reach a shared understanding of the problems, how and why they developed, what might be maintaining them and finding a new way forward for you.
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Jim Maxwell
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I am Jim and I am an accredited CBT Therapist and Wellbeing Coach. I am straight talking and like to keep things simple as I work with clients to help them get back on track by looking at Unhealthy Thoughts, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions that keep people stuck in life. The list of problems that I treat is endless, however common presenting areas that I see and treat are Anxiety, Addiction,Panic, Stress, Grief, Abuse, Trauma, Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Depression, Anger, Panic, OCD, Addiction and Personality Disorders. Feel free to visit my website or call for a free / no obligation 20 min. consultation.
Hi, I am Jim and I am an accredited CBT Therapist and Wellbeing Coach. I am straight talking and like to keep things simple as I work with clients to help them get back on track by looking at Unhealthy Thoughts, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions that keep people stuck in life. The list of problems that I treat is endless, however common presenting areas that I see and treat are Anxiety, Addiction,Panic, Stress, Grief, Abuse, Trauma, Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Depression, Anger, Panic, OCD, Addiction and Personality Disorders. Feel free to visit my website or call for a free / no obligation 20 min. consultation.
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Dr Anna Ridding
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
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Cookies Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi everyone my name is Catherine. I am aware that everyone is different and at different stages in their life and therefore we all have different expectations. Which makes my services unique to you, as I tailor make the sessions to meet every individual clients needs. I am committed to ensuring my clients overcome their presenting issues and I will always do my very best to help them meet their therapy goals and support them to reach their full potential.
Hi everyone my name is Catherine. I am aware that everyone is different and at different stages in their life and therefore we all have different expectations. Which makes my services unique to you, as I tailor make the sessions to meet every individual clients needs. I am committed to ensuring my clients overcome their presenting issues and I will always do my very best to help them meet their therapy goals and support them to reach their full potential.
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Sallie Scott
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with extensive experience of working with adults, couples, young people and families. Everyone experiences trauma in life and at times it can feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Past and present stresses such as bereavement, abuse, family breakdown, self harming and depression can feel overwhelming and effective counselling can help a person to regain control of his or her life. The relationship between the client and counsellor is paramount to effective therapy. I am qualified, experienced, confidential, good humoured and above all, enthusiastic and dedicated to counselling.
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with extensive experience of working with adults, couples, young people and families. Everyone experiences trauma in life and at times it can feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Past and present stresses such as bereavement, abuse, family breakdown, self harming and depression can feel overwhelming and effective counselling can help a person to regain control of his or her life. The relationship between the client and counsellor is paramount to effective therapy. I am qualified, experienced, confidential, good humoured and above all, enthusiastic and dedicated to counselling.
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Sara Jane Witter
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You may have searched for a therapist without really knowing why - you may just feel you need something/someone? You may even feel overwhelmed. Life can feel so challenging; I can help you uncover your feelings and emotions to really understand what you feel you need/want from yourself and your life right now. To work with you to help you make sense of yourself; your emotions & your past; your pain/fears/grief/trauma/anxiety. I believe, that in even the most terrifying times, together we can work through them to promote therapeutic change, healing, growth & acceptance. To help make life feel that bit easier, I'm in your corner.
You may have searched for a therapist without really knowing why - you may just feel you need something/someone? You may even feel overwhelmed. Life can feel so challenging; I can help you uncover your feelings and emotions to really understand what you feel you need/want from yourself and your life right now. To work with you to help you make sense of yourself; your emotions & your past; your pain/fears/grief/trauma/anxiety. I believe, that in even the most terrifying times, together we can work through them to promote therapeutic change, healing, growth & acceptance. To help make life feel that bit easier, I'm in your corner.
01253 542464 View 01253 542464
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Rebecca Louise Binns
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I like to offer clients a space where they can work through their issues, exploring how past events may feed into the current situation, allow themselves to be challenged, whilst knowing they are safe and supported. Whilst it can be helpful to know what your end goal is, sometimes it can be as simple as to ‘not feel this way anymore.’
I like to offer clients a space where they can work through their issues, exploring how past events may feed into the current situation, allow themselves to be challenged, whilst knowing they are safe and supported. Whilst it can be helpful to know what your end goal is, sometimes it can be as simple as to ‘not feel this way anymore.’
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in FY1

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in FY1 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
85% Stress
80% Bereavement
75% Depression
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% AXA PPP
60% Vitality

How Counsellors in FY1 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in FY1?

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.