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Naomi Light
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Should I talk to someone about this? If you have found yourself on this page, it is likely that you have had this thought. Perhaps you have experienced a distressing event or betrayal or have lost the passion in your relationship. Perhaps you are looking for help as a couple or as an individual. Whatever the reason you are seeking help, reaching out is always a brave step. It is helpful to know what to expect.
Should I talk to someone about this? If you have found yourself on this page, it is likely that you have had this thought. Perhaps you have experienced a distressing event or betrayal or have lost the passion in your relationship. Perhaps you are looking for help as a couple or as an individual. Whatever the reason you are seeking help, reaching out is always a brave step. It is helpful to know what to expect.
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Dr Sonney Gullu-Mcphee
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an ISST Certified Advanced Schema Therapist. I have over 15 years of extensive training and experience, working with adults overcome difficult periods in their lives where they struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, parenting struggles, work and university stress, procrastination, dissociation, and self-esteem issues. In addition, I have special interest in helping women negotiate significant life transitions in their lives such a pregnancy, perimenopause and menaupause and help improve their emotional wellbeing.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an ISST Certified Advanced Schema Therapist. I have over 15 years of extensive training and experience, working with adults overcome difficult periods in their lives where they struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, parenting struggles, work and university stress, procrastination, dissociation, and self-esteem issues. In addition, I have special interest in helping women negotiate significant life transitions in their lives such a pregnancy, perimenopause and menaupause and help improve their emotional wellbeing.
01730 771407 View 01730 771407
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Jenny Hunter-Phillips
MA
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Jenny, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, with psychotherapeutic training at Masters level. I hold a Level 7 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, with distinction, and an Online Therapy Certificate. I am a member of the National Society of Talking Therapies and the CNHC. I work with anxiety, stress, self-esteem and low mood, as well as having a unique understanding of the needs and challenges of both educators and students, 18+, due to my background in education.
Hi, I'm Jenny, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, with psychotherapeutic training at Masters level. I hold a Level 7 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, with distinction, and an Online Therapy Certificate. I am a member of the National Society of Talking Therapies and the CNHC. I work with anxiety, stress, self-esteem and low mood, as well as having a unique understanding of the needs and challenges of both educators and students, 18+, due to my background in education.
01730 771474 View 01730 771474
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Different Kinds of Minds
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Have you been diagnosed with Autism/ ADHD or wonder if you are 'wired' differently to others? Are social interactions anxiety-provoking or too effortful? Do you often feel anxious/ overwhelmed and/ or feel the need to withdraw from the demands of the world? Are you struggling to understand yourself? Are you finding work, relationships and coping with every day tasks difficult? These are often the experiences of my clients who are 'neurodiverse' and who want to find ways to be well, strong and value their unique temperament and strengths and get the support they need to fulfil their potential.
Have you been diagnosed with Autism/ ADHD or wonder if you are 'wired' differently to others? Are social interactions anxiety-provoking or too effortful? Do you often feel anxious/ overwhelmed and/ or feel the need to withdraw from the demands of the world? Are you struggling to understand yourself? Are you finding work, relationships and coping with every day tasks difficult? These are often the experiences of my clients who are 'neurodiverse' and who want to find ways to be well, strong and value their unique temperament and strengths and get the support they need to fulfil their potential.
01730 771179 View 01730 771179
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Alice Liddell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, IFS Therapist (Level 2) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher with over 10 years experience in the NHS. I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation and interpersonal difficulties. I specialise in working with people who have attachment or relational trauma, sometimes subtle in nature or more overtly abusive. I help people to understand, cope with and heal from their difficulties, allowing them to live more enjoyable and fulfilling lives.
I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, IFS Therapist (Level 2) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher with over 10 years experience in the NHS. I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation and interpersonal difficulties. I specialise in working with people who have attachment or relational trauma, sometimes subtle in nature or more overtly abusive. I help people to understand, cope with and heal from their difficulties, allowing them to live more enjoyable and fulfilling lives.
01273 076757 View 01273 076757
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Rachel Hawthorn Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
If you are struggling and finding life difficult or distressing in any way, then counselling could help you find clarity about your situation and find a way of moving forward. I can offer you a safe space to talk about your situation, explore your thoughts and feelings, and process things in your past and present. In turn, you can gain greater self-awareness, feel more in control and resilient, and improve your general wellbeing.
If you are struggling and finding life difficult or distressing in any way, then counselling could help you find clarity about your situation and find a way of moving forward. I can offer you a safe space to talk about your situation, explore your thoughts and feelings, and process things in your past and present. In turn, you can gain greater self-awareness, feel more in control and resilient, and improve your general wellbeing.
07921 382438 View 07921 382438
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The Psychology Company
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, low self esteem, chronic health difficulties, eating disorders, emotional instability and self destructive coping patterns. In your initial consultation we will explore what brings you to therapy and make a plan for how we will work together. We offer evidenced based structured therapy to help you move forwards in your life. Most of is have doctorates in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and we have all undertaken many years of training and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS and the private sector.
We work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, low self esteem, chronic health difficulties, eating disorders, emotional instability and self destructive coping patterns. In your initial consultation we will explore what brings you to therapy and make a plan for how we will work together. We offer evidenced based structured therapy to help you move forwards in your life. Most of is have doctorates in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and we have all undertaken many years of training and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS and the private sector.
01483 363058 View 01483 363058
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Jessica Eve
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
I work with individuals presenting with a variety of difficulties, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and grief. These are broad terms, however, and I appreciate that each person has their own life-story and specific set of challenges. I will work with you in a transparent, caring and empowering way. I am trained in a modality of psychotherapy that was developed to enabling you to achieve deep and lasting change in your life. My focus is on supporting you to achieve what you want to achieve, and on creating maximum value for you going forward.
I work with individuals presenting with a variety of difficulties, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and grief. These are broad terms, however, and I appreciate that each person has their own life-story and specific set of challenges. I will work with you in a transparent, caring and empowering way. I am trained in a modality of psychotherapy that was developed to enabling you to achieve deep and lasting change in your life. My focus is on supporting you to achieve what you want to achieve, and on creating maximum value for you going forward.
023 8214 8218 View 023 8214 8218
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Jackie Blower
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you looking for someone to listen, to share the difficulties you are experiencing at the moment? Do you feel anxious, lonely, depressed, overwhelmed by emotions? Perhaps you can't put your finger on exactly what you feel. Talking to a counsellor and being listened to can help. I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of BACP, working in central Petersfield with adults of all ages. I can provide general support or we can focus on specific issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, or relationship issues.
Are you looking for someone to listen, to share the difficulties you are experiencing at the moment? Do you feel anxious, lonely, depressed, overwhelmed by emotions? Perhaps you can't put your finger on exactly what you feel. Talking to a counsellor and being listened to can help. I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of BACP, working in central Petersfield with adults of all ages. I can provide general support or we can focus on specific issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, or relationship issues.
01730 779317 View 01730 779317
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Paula Marshall-Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I run a successful private practice in Petersfield in Hampshire. I work relationally and empathically with people from all walks of life, young people, mid-life, the elderly and couples. Clients come in with lots of different issues that can be very troubling. Depression can leave clients barely functioning, anxiety can leave a client cripplingly isolated. Couples are left in despair when their relationships break down. Young people are feeling desperate in a world that demands so much of them. The elderly can be full of fear at what tomorrow might have in store for them.
I run a successful private practice in Petersfield in Hampshire. I work relationally and empathically with people from all walks of life, young people, mid-life, the elderly and couples. Clients come in with lots of different issues that can be very troubling. Depression can leave clients barely functioning, anxiety can leave a client cripplingly isolated. Couples are left in despair when their relationships break down. Young people are feeling desperate in a world that demands so much of them. The elderly can be full of fear at what tomorrow might have in store for them.
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Psychology therapy practice
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hello, I am Dr. Lucy Furlong and I’m a Charted Clinical Psychologist offering a safe, non-judgemental space where you can talk in confidence online or at my clinic in Petersfield. My clinic is currently held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006. My training included working with adults and children with a wide range of difficulties including, anxiety disorders, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder and childhood difficulties.
Hello, I am Dr. Lucy Furlong and I’m a Charted Clinical Psychologist offering a safe, non-judgemental space where you can talk in confidence online or at my clinic in Petersfield. My clinic is currently held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006. My training included working with adults and children with a wide range of difficulties including, anxiety disorders, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder and childhood difficulties.
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U R OK Counselling - Sharon Beer
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Is life feeling really difficult? Are you going through a hard patch? Are you struggling to understand and deal with your feelings? What ever your reasons for considering counselling I am here to provide safe space to explore the feelings and experiences that are stopping you living your best life. I am a warm, open-hearted, empathic and accepting qualified counsellor psychotherapist with experience of helping clients with a wide range of issues. Together, we can explore why you feel like you do and find a way forward into a place where life feels more comfortable.
Is life feeling really difficult? Are you going through a hard patch? Are you struggling to understand and deal with your feelings? What ever your reasons for considering counselling I am here to provide safe space to explore the feelings and experiences that are stopping you living your best life. I am a warm, open-hearted, empathic and accepting qualified counsellor psychotherapist with experience of helping clients with a wide range of issues. Together, we can explore why you feel like you do and find a way forward into a place where life feels more comfortable.
01428 771396 View 01428 771396
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Sally King
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You may be experiencing anxiety or depression. This could be due to the impact of past experiences or trauma, or it could be that you are going through a period of change or transition. This may lead to feelings that can be punishing and confusing to cope with by yourself. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space where you can explore and express your feelings however difficult they may feel.
You may be experiencing anxiety or depression. This could be due to the impact of past experiences or trauma, or it could be that you are going through a period of change or transition. This may lead to feelings that can be punishing and confusing to cope with by yourself. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space where you can explore and express your feelings however difficult they may feel.
020 3818 5962 View 020 3818 5962
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Amanda Croft
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Welcome. Life can be tough. Sometimes we simply need to talk with someone who can listen without judgement; who does not 'give advice' but holds the space for personal reflection, growth and development. As a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I am an independent, experienced and professional counsellor / psychotherapist, an approved Adoption counsellor and qualified in EMDR therapy. I work with young people and adults, including couples and families, across such issues as anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationships and trauma.
Welcome. Life can be tough. Sometimes we simply need to talk with someone who can listen without judgement; who does not 'give advice' but holds the space for personal reflection, growth and development. As a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I am an independent, experienced and professional counsellor / psychotherapist, an approved Adoption counsellor and qualified in EMDR therapy. I work with young people and adults, including couples and families, across such issues as anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationships and trauma.
01428 772843 View 01428 772843
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Janet Smith Emotional Wellness Coaching
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
If you are at a crossroads or struggling with your mental health and know that you need to make a change. I can help. Some of the key areas I work in are:- Depression Loss & Bereavement Stress & Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma/PTSD Emotional Eating/Eating Disorders & Weight Loss, Abuse, Addictions, Work/life balance, Senior Executive Coaching. I combine psychodynamic counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Senior Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to help clients who are experiencing emotional distress and want to make positive change in their life
If you are at a crossroads or struggling with your mental health and know that you need to make a change. I can help. Some of the key areas I work in are:- Depression Loss & Bereavement Stress & Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma/PTSD Emotional Eating/Eating Disorders & Weight Loss, Abuse, Addictions, Work/life balance, Senior Executive Coaching. I combine psychodynamic counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Senior Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to help clients who are experiencing emotional distress and want to make positive change in their life
023 8235 2065 View 023 8235 2065
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Helen Gibbs
Counsellor
Verified Verified
I offer an empathic, compassionate, intuitive and creative service and my style is conversational infused with coaching, spirituality and creativity. My intuition guides me, my theoretical knowledge and personal experiences inform my work and my creativity allows my clients to benefit from an 'outside the box' approach to therapy. I am a sensitive soul and am a survivor of domestic abuse. Anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, chronic PTSD, low confidence and self esteem are my specialities.
I offer an empathic, compassionate, intuitive and creative service and my style is conversational infused with coaching, spirituality and creativity. My intuition guides me, my theoretical knowledge and personal experiences inform my work and my creativity allows my clients to benefit from an 'outside the box' approach to therapy. I am a sensitive soul and am a survivor of domestic abuse. Anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, chronic PTSD, low confidence and self esteem are my specialities.
01730 771315 View 01730 771315
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Colin Chapman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
There may be occasions in our lives when we struggle to make sense of what is happening to us and the world we experience. I provide an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences within a relationship that is free of the fears we may hold about disclosing to people we know. I offer a relationship of trust, honesty and openness that allows you to explore your story, thoughts, hopes and fears, in a safe, supportive, confidential place, free of external influences and judgement, providing an opportunity for personal insight and change.
There may be occasions in our lives when we struggle to make sense of what is happening to us and the world we experience. I provide an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences within a relationship that is free of the fears we may hold about disclosing to people we know. I offer a relationship of trust, honesty and openness that allows you to explore your story, thoughts, hopes and fears, in a safe, supportive, confidential place, free of external influences and judgement, providing an opportunity for personal insight and change.
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Nigel Newman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I have become aware after 30 years, that with the right approach it is possible to bring healing, freedom and peace of mind to anyone -  whatever the problem. The uniqueness of each and every one of us should always be reflected in the chosen therapy. That's why, here at Solutions, I draw on a wide range of therapies to enable me to tailor my approach to your individual needs. My desire is to enable you to find greater freedom in your life, and an understanding of who you are and the best you can be.
I have become aware after 30 years, that with the right approach it is possible to bring healing, freedom and peace of mind to anyone -  whatever the problem. The uniqueness of each and every one of us should always be reflected in the chosen therapy. That's why, here at Solutions, I draw on a wide range of therapies to enable me to tailor my approach to your individual needs. My desire is to enable you to find greater freedom in your life, and an understanding of who you are and the best you can be.
01730 777564 View 01730 777564
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I C Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My name is Ingrid Coombs. I am I C Counselling specialising in the field of trauma which, I believe is an event or events combined with all the feelings and emotions associated with it, which now negatively impact your life. Trauma affects people in many different ways. Only you will know how your experience is affecting you and whether or not you are struggling to cope as a result. I also work in the field of addiction, helping those already in recovery examine their journey which took them there. This can encompass past behaviours, relationships, adverse childhood experiences, leading to depression and anxiety and low self worth.
My name is Ingrid Coombs. I am I C Counselling specialising in the field of trauma which, I believe is an event or events combined with all the feelings and emotions associated with it, which now negatively impact your life. Trauma affects people in many different ways. Only you will know how your experience is affecting you and whether or not you are struggling to cope as a result. I also work in the field of addiction, helping those already in recovery examine their journey which took them there. This can encompass past behaviours, relationships, adverse childhood experiences, leading to depression and anxiety and low self worth.
01730 779920 View 01730 779920
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Lucy Clarke
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
There are many reasons why we may find ourselves considering accessing counselling support throughout our lives. You may have a clear sense of the support you are looking for and the difficulties you are facing. Alternatively, you may just feel in your gut that something is not right. Perhaps you are realising that having a better understanding of yourself, your relationships and the impact of your environment would help you live a more fulfilled life. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues from anxiety, stress, trauma and grief to confusing thoughts, life transitions, depression and difficulties in relationships.
There are many reasons why we may find ourselves considering accessing counselling support throughout our lives. You may have a clear sense of the support you are looking for and the difficulties you are facing. Alternatively, you may just feel in your gut that something is not right. Perhaps you are realising that having a better understanding of yourself, your relationships and the impact of your environment would help you live a more fulfilled life. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues from anxiety, stress, trauma and grief to confusing thoughts, life transitions, depression and difficulties in relationships.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in GU31

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in GU31 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
96% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
86% Stress
79% Bereavement
79% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% AXA PPP
71% Bupa
57% Aviva

How Counsellors in GU31 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in GU31?

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.