Photo of Laura Keay, Psychotherapist in HG2, England
Laura Keay
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
We all need support at one time or another and the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are curious about reaching out for that support, either for yourself or a loved one. This can be a very worrying time, and one that needs to be dealt with gently and with great consideration. I am lucky enough to be a highly qualified therapist and work with children, young people and adults. I've worked with clients from 4 - 100. Physical and emotional change can happen at any age and that is the focus of my work. I work face-to face from Harrogate and also online with clients aged 12 and upwards.
We all need support at one time or another and the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are curious about reaching out for that support, either for yourself or a loved one. This can be a very worrying time, and one that needs to be dealt with gently and with great consideration. I am lucky enough to be a highly qualified therapist and work with children, young people and adults. I've worked with clients from 4 - 100. Physical and emotional change can happen at any age and that is the focus of my work. I work face-to face from Harrogate and also online with clients aged 12 and upwards.
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Lucy Thompson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Couples Counsellor and have helped many couples to get their relationship back on track. Couples I see are often struggling with a sense of 'Where has our love gone?' Feeling desperately disconnected from one another they have lost the ability to communicate without falling into old familiar patterns and arguments. Together we will work at looking at the cycle you get caught in and how to recognise this so you can stop it. We will find new ways of communicating so you can hear each other and respond differently. This will help strengthen bonds and connection so you can begin to enjoy life together again.
I am an experienced Couples Counsellor and have helped many couples to get their relationship back on track. Couples I see are often struggling with a sense of 'Where has our love gone?' Feeling desperately disconnected from one another they have lost the ability to communicate without falling into old familiar patterns and arguments. Together we will work at looking at the cycle you get caught in and how to recognise this so you can stop it. We will find new ways of communicating so you can hear each other and respond differently. This will help strengthen bonds and connection so you can begin to enjoy life together again.
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Tanya Oosthuyzen
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
You feel like anxiety rules your life. Your mind races at 100 miles p/h with endless to-do lists, “what ifs" & worst-case scenarios. You're dependable & driven; however, always feel like you are falling short. Maybe you feel like an imposter or need to make sure everything is done perfectly. You also have a deep-seated fear of disappointing others & not being good enough. It’s starting to affect your relationships; often working long hours which never feels enough. You always feel the need to put just that little bit extra in, & lately, you find it’s getting harder to fall asleep. This is high functioning anxiety & perfectionism!
You feel like anxiety rules your life. Your mind races at 100 miles p/h with endless to-do lists, “what ifs" & worst-case scenarios. You're dependable & driven; however, always feel like you are falling short. Maybe you feel like an imposter or need to make sure everything is done perfectly. You also have a deep-seated fear of disappointing others & not being good enough. It’s starting to affect your relationships; often working long hours which never feels enough. You always feel the need to put just that little bit extra in, & lately, you find it’s getting harder to fall asleep. This is high functioning anxiety & perfectionism!
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Dr Em Mardlin
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, thankyou for stopping by. As far as I'm concerned, it only matters about how you feel & all we can do together to assist you in resolving, releasing, healing any challenge & getting the results you desire to live your most happy fulfilled life. Despite it may often feel like a swirl of harrowing emotions or events in the thick of it, there's always something we can do,& you have all the support you need here. This also includes just wanting to keep neuro fit, from peak mindset & utilising an exciting quantum reality to achieve your desired outcomes & dreams, to peak mindbody health & well-being.This process is to enjoy & ev
Hello, thankyou for stopping by. As far as I'm concerned, it only matters about how you feel & all we can do together to assist you in resolving, releasing, healing any challenge & getting the results you desire to live your most happy fulfilled life. Despite it may often feel like a swirl of harrowing emotions or events in the thick of it, there's always something we can do,& you have all the support you need here. This also includes just wanting to keep neuro fit, from peak mindset & utilising an exciting quantum reality to achieve your desired outcomes & dreams, to peak mindbody health & well-being.This process is to enjoy & ev
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Laura Morris
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Hello I'm Laura, a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Therapy Supervisor with NHS experience and over 10,000 client hours, offering genuine and non judgemental support. Whether you are an individual or couple dealing with a marriage or relationship issue, let us work together towards you feeling happier, more confident, focussed and ready for change. In additional and importantly to explore and help you to understand why you felt challenged, to reduce the impact and the chance of the same problems repeating themselves.
Hello I'm Laura, a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Therapy Supervisor with NHS experience and over 10,000 client hours, offering genuine and non judgemental support. Whether you are an individual or couple dealing with a marriage or relationship issue, let us work together towards you feeling happier, more confident, focussed and ready for change. In additional and importantly to explore and help you to understand why you felt challenged, to reduce the impact and the chance of the same problems repeating themselves.
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Josephine Kerr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Josephine. If you're feeling lost, overwhelmed or are struggling , I can help you find your own way to deal with what's going on in your life, find your way through your issues so that you are able to face life with renewed hope and energy. I work with each client’s unique issues be they anxiety, menopause, relationships, loss of identity due to life changes, bereavement, burnout, stress and depression. I have a particular interest in supporting Headteachers, school leaders and teachers and offer a reduced rate for these clients.
Hello, I'm Josephine. If you're feeling lost, overwhelmed or are struggling , I can help you find your own way to deal with what's going on in your life, find your way through your issues so that you are able to face life with renewed hope and energy. I work with each client’s unique issues be they anxiety, menopause, relationships, loss of identity due to life changes, bereavement, burnout, stress and depression. I have a particular interest in supporting Headteachers, school leaders and teachers and offer a reduced rate for these clients.
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Photo of Helen Vipan, Psychotherapist in HG2, England
Helen Vipan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
People come to counselling for many different reasons - you may be struggling with a recent crisis or difficulty, or decided now is the time to address a long-standing problem. Talking to people you know may be just too difficult or not really helping. I work in a person-centred and relational way, offering you warmth, respect and acceptance; and will not judge you, whatever you struggle with. I have worked with many different issues and believe that in a caring, supportive and confidential environment, you will be able to explore your difficulties, and find your way to a more fulfilling life.
People come to counselling for many different reasons - you may be struggling with a recent crisis or difficulty, or decided now is the time to address a long-standing problem. Talking to people you know may be just too difficult or not really helping. I work in a person-centred and relational way, offering you warmth, respect and acceptance; and will not judge you, whatever you struggle with. I have worked with many different issues and believe that in a caring, supportive and confidential environment, you will be able to explore your difficulties, and find your way to a more fulfilling life.
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Andy Whitehouse
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
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Margaret Wilson - Child and Adolescent Counsellor
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we can struggle emotionally. For children and young people it is often difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, often resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with peer or family relationships. Individual counselling or creative therapy in a safe supportive space to explore emotions, feelings and develop an understanding of our thoughts can build communication skills and emotional resilience.
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we can struggle emotionally. For children and young people it is often difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, often resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with peer or family relationships. Individual counselling or creative therapy in a safe supportive space to explore emotions, feelings and develop an understanding of our thoughts can build communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Judith Mariel Perla Wells
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor -offering Individual psychotherapy. I also work with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a very effective and proven approach for the treatment of trauma. My approach to therapy is integrative. People are diverse and ways of facing and resolving problems vary from individual to individual I find that sticking to just one fixed approach would be forced and simplistic. I work drawing from different theories and approaches what feels best for each unique individual experience.
I am an experienced counsellor -offering Individual psychotherapy. I also work with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a very effective and proven approach for the treatment of trauma. My approach to therapy is integrative. People are diverse and ways of facing and resolving problems vary from individual to individual I find that sticking to just one fixed approach would be forced and simplistic. I work drawing from different theories and approaches what feels best for each unique individual experience.
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Diane Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
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Photo of Becky Heidi Rodrigues, Counsellor in HG2, England
Becky Heidi Rodrigues
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Life Coach for adults & young people who struggle with self-doubt, comparison, overthinking or anxiety & are therefore feeling disempowered in one or many aspects of their lives. Typically the clients I work with feel consumed, limited & held back by their thoughts, feelings, fears, insecurities or unhealthy patterns & therefore lack confidence in themselves & their relationships. I offer you a space to explore & deepen your understanding of yourself so that you can feel empowered & confident in your inner & outer world.
I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Life Coach for adults & young people who struggle with self-doubt, comparison, overthinking or anxiety & are therefore feeling disempowered in one or many aspects of their lives. Typically the clients I work with feel consumed, limited & held back by their thoughts, feelings, fears, insecurities or unhealthy patterns & therefore lack confidence in themselves & their relationships. I offer you a space to explore & deepen your understanding of yourself so that you can feel empowered & confident in your inner & outer world.
01924 975639 View 01924 975639
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Nicole Brook
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a friendly and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I help people manage depression, anxiety, stress, anger and relationship issues. I also help people explore issues of gender and sexuality, offering a supportive and confidential space. I have a warm, relaxed approach and will try to help you feel as comfortable as possible. My aim is to understand you and your unique situation, and to help you with the issues that you may be struggling with, in order to help you resolve them. Counselling facilitates self awareness, enabling your own capacity for healing, growth and change.
I am a friendly and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I help people manage depression, anxiety, stress, anger and relationship issues. I also help people explore issues of gender and sexuality, offering a supportive and confidential space. I have a warm, relaxed approach and will try to help you feel as comfortable as possible. My aim is to understand you and your unique situation, and to help you with the issues that you may be struggling with, in order to help you resolve them. Counselling facilitates self awareness, enabling your own capacity for healing, growth and change.
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Photo of Dr Sarah Wilson Counselling Psychology, Psychologist in HG2, England
Dr Sarah Wilson Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
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Photo of Catherine Clay Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in HG2, England
Catherine Clay Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
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Photo of Lucy Edwards, Counsellor in HG2, England
Lucy Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
01423 803297 View 01423 803297
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Nicola Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
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Photo of Margaret Ann McGregor, Counsellor in HG2, England
Margaret Ann McGregor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Margaret I am a 'Person Centred' therapeutic counsellor. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns. You may have specific needs such as help with distressing life events such as bereavement, loss, addictions or help with conditions such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you need to explore personal experiences or you would like to enhance your personal effectiveness.
Hi my name is Margaret I am a 'Person Centred' therapeutic counsellor. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns. You may have specific needs such as help with distressing life events such as bereavement, loss, addictions or help with conditions such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you need to explore personal experiences or you would like to enhance your personal effectiveness.
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Photo of Tom Walker, Counsellor in HG2, England
Tom Walker
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
In my counselling practice, I take pride in creating a relaxed, judgment-free environment. There's absolutely no pressure when you're talking with me. I follow an Integrative approach, which means I don't adhere to a one-size-fits-all method. Instead, I tailor my methods to your unique needs and preferences. Your well-being is at the heart of our sessions, and together, we'll navigate the path to self-discovery and healing.
In my counselling practice, I take pride in creating a relaxed, judgment-free environment. There's absolutely no pressure when you're talking with me. I follow an Integrative approach, which means I don't adhere to a one-size-fits-all method. Instead, I tailor my methods to your unique needs and preferences. Your well-being is at the heart of our sessions, and together, we'll navigate the path to self-discovery and healing.
0191 743 6247 View 0191 743 6247
Photo of Amanda Louise Donkin, Counsellor in HG2, England
Amanda Louise Donkin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
Why counselling? Counselling can help with all sorts of different issues. It can help with positive events such as choosing a direction in life or reaching your full potential. There may be things from your past that you would like to tackle or there may be things in the present that you want to try and change. Perhaps you are experiencing significant events in your life such as getting married and starting a family, leaving home for the first time or coming to terms with the death of a loved one. ​ ​ ​Maybe you are feeling anxious or stressed, there are many, many reasons why we might need a bit of support .
Why counselling? Counselling can help with all sorts of different issues. It can help with positive events such as choosing a direction in life or reaching your full potential. There may be things from your past that you would like to tackle or there may be things in the present that you want to try and change. Perhaps you are experiencing significant events in your life such as getting married and starting a family, leaving home for the first time or coming to terms with the death of a loved one. ​ ​ ​Maybe you are feeling anxious or stressed, there are many, many reasons why we might need a bit of support .
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in HG2

20+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in HG2 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
92% Depression
88% Stress
84% Bereavement
84% Self Esteem
68% Divorce

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
60% Vitality

How Counsellors in HG2 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in HG2?

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.