Counselling in IG9

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Julia Ellingham
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
We hear so much about the benefits of looking after our physical health but often forget our mental health is just as important. In the fast paced, stressful world we live in today, we face many struggles and often find our emotions can start to feel overwhelming. Counselling provides a safe space to talk through whatever you may be going through to help improve your wellbeing. I am a fully qualified Counsellor with a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I have experience of working with both adults and children.
We hear so much about the benefits of looking after our physical health but often forget our mental health is just as important. In the fast paced, stressful world we live in today, we face many struggles and often find our emotions can start to feel overwhelming. Counselling provides a safe space to talk through whatever you may be going through to help improve your wellbeing. I am a fully qualified Counsellor with a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I have experience of working with both adults and children.
07411 293719 View 07411 293719
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Dr Hannah Whitehead
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I specialise in working with children, young people and young adults experiencing anxiety and/or trauma. I support parents and carers alongside work with their child. I work creatively and playfully when appropriate and if welcomed. I feel it is important to get to know each person as a unique individual and build on their strengths in our work together. I work integratively, drawing upon several therapeutic models including CBT and EMDR, depending on what feels appropriate. My team can also offer support with needs including long-term health conditions (diabetes, CFS/ME, asthma), psychosis, self-esteem and anxiety (see my website).
I specialise in working with children, young people and young adults experiencing anxiety and/or trauma. I support parents and carers alongside work with their child. I work creatively and playfully when appropriate and if welcomed. I feel it is important to get to know each person as a unique individual and build on their strengths in our work together. I work integratively, drawing upon several therapeutic models including CBT and EMDR, depending on what feels appropriate. My team can also offer support with needs including long-term health conditions (diabetes, CFS/ME, asthma), psychosis, self-esteem and anxiety (see my website).
020 3835 4012 View 020 3835 4012
Liz Start
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liz Start is a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor located in Buckhurst Hill practising in Person-Centred therapy with a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Liz has helped children, young people and adults to work through a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, confidence issues, bereavement, body image concerns, relationship issues, family problems, stress, and trauma. Liz believes the relationship between therapist and the client is fundamental to achieving positive outcomes.
Liz Start is a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor located in Buckhurst Hill practising in Person-Centred therapy with a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Liz has helped children, young people and adults to work through a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, confidence issues, bereavement, body image concerns, relationship issues, family problems, stress, and trauma. Liz believes the relationship between therapist and the client is fundamental to achieving positive outcomes.
020 4538 9867 View 020 4538 9867
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Talking Therapy Time
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whatever the difficulty, dilemma, challenge or sorrow; you already took the first step towards healing and change by finding your way here. Counselling can help to process, make sense of and move past your struggles in a meaningful and empowering way. My way of working involves building on the therapeutic relationship and trust with you, in aim to sensitively navigate through the labyrinth of experiences in your life and mind. I facilitate a non-judgmental environment to explore and validate your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and cultivate self-development/awareness towards the values that are in line with authentic self.
Whatever the difficulty, dilemma, challenge or sorrow; you already took the first step towards healing and change by finding your way here. Counselling can help to process, make sense of and move past your struggles in a meaningful and empowering way. My way of working involves building on the therapeutic relationship and trust with you, in aim to sensitively navigate through the labyrinth of experiences in your life and mind. I facilitate a non-judgmental environment to explore and validate your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and cultivate self-development/awareness towards the values that are in line with authentic self.
020 3835 2686 View 020 3835 2686
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At a loss counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work specifically with bereavement and have had extensive experience within a hospice. I am passionate about counselling people through loss and I work with integrity, admiring all my clients who find the strength and courage to seek support. My natural way of being, together with my own life experiences enable me to work with sensitivity, understanding, deep compassion and empathy. I can help you to explore the overwhelming, mixed emotions that you may be experiencing, Sessions with me can often bring a mix of emotions; sometimes sadness, compassion, anger, reflection, guilt and resolve. I can help you to better manage.
I work specifically with bereavement and have had extensive experience within a hospice. I am passionate about counselling people through loss and I work with integrity, admiring all my clients who find the strength and courage to seek support. My natural way of being, together with my own life experiences enable me to work with sensitivity, understanding, deep compassion and empathy. I can help you to explore the overwhelming, mixed emotions that you may be experiencing, Sessions with me can often bring a mix of emotions; sometimes sadness, compassion, anger, reflection, guilt and resolve. I can help you to better manage.
020 3960 5143 View 020 3960 5143
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Turning Point Counselling Service
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
In my practice I offer a safe space to explore what ever my client is feeling overwhelmed by. My method is Humanistic Integrative where we consider together how they are feeling as a whole and the effect their worries are having on their body. We will look at ways together to improve their life going forward.
In my practice I offer a safe space to explore what ever my client is feeling overwhelmed by. My method is Humanistic Integrative where we consider together how they are feeling as a whole and the effect their worries are having on their body. We will look at ways together to improve their life going forward.
020 3962 1670 View 020 3962 1670
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Patsy Florent
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Do you want to be more present, authentic, and connected in your relationships? Are You Worrying that you're messing up your relationships? Noticing that your relationships elicit surprisingly strong feelings? Struggling with low self-esteem or feeling 'not enough? Coping with being overwhelmed by engaging in unhelpful behaviours? Feeling that you've tried everything; worried that nothing will work? You might think that you just have to learn to communicate better or be less 'this way and more that way'. You convince yourself that you should be able to stay connected by sheer will and behavior change. That's not how it Works...
Do you want to be more present, authentic, and connected in your relationships? Are You Worrying that you're messing up your relationships? Noticing that your relationships elicit surprisingly strong feelings? Struggling with low self-esteem or feeling 'not enough? Coping with being overwhelmed by engaging in unhelpful behaviours? Feeling that you've tried everything; worried that nothing will work? You might think that you just have to learn to communicate better or be less 'this way and more that way'. You convince yourself that you should be able to stay connected by sheer will and behavior change. That's not how it Works...
07480 487631 View 07480 487631
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Serife Dent Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, based on a Humanistic approach and integrating cognitive behavioural therapy and Gestalt techniques. I provide both online sessions and face to face at the Cherry Tree Therapy Centre, Buckhurst Hill, Essex and Barbican in London. I am able to help guide my clients by navigating complex feelings they may bring with them into sessions. When working with clients, I try to reflect what is being shared so that they can gain a better understanding of what they want, with the aim of restoring their genuine self. By helping my clients reach a sense of empowerment.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, based on a Humanistic approach and integrating cognitive behavioural therapy and Gestalt techniques. I provide both online sessions and face to face at the Cherry Tree Therapy Centre, Buckhurst Hill, Essex and Barbican in London. I am able to help guide my clients by navigating complex feelings they may bring with them into sessions. When working with clients, I try to reflect what is being shared so that they can gain a better understanding of what they want, with the aim of restoring their genuine self. By helping my clients reach a sense of empowerment.
020 3910 6638 View 020 3910 6638
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Abigail Louise Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Confidential, warm and friendly. I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, the effects of abuse and other issues. My aim is to help support clients in bringing back the happiness, confidence, normality and strength to their lives. I operate my private practice in Buckhurst Hill, offering both individual, couples and family counselling. Using the person centred approach I aim to build rapport with my clients and empathise with them using a compassionate and nurturing style.
Confidential, warm and friendly. I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, the effects of abuse and other issues. My aim is to help support clients in bringing back the happiness, confidence, normality and strength to their lives. I operate my private practice in Buckhurst Hill, offering both individual, couples and family counselling. Using the person centred approach I aim to build rapport with my clients and empathise with them using a compassionate and nurturing style.
07403 935119 View 07403 935119
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Joanne Share-Bernia
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
I have worked as a Chartered Organizational Psychologist for over 25 years and am a fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have degrees in Psychology BSc Hons and MSc Organisational Psychology with an Advanced Diploma in Business Consultancy from Durham University Business School. I primarily utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and all my work is strictly private and confidential. To discuss and make an appointment please contact me on either my mobile or email.
I have worked as a Chartered Organizational Psychologist for over 25 years and am a fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have degrees in Psychology BSc Hons and MSc Organisational Psychology with an Advanced Diploma in Business Consultancy from Durham University Business School. I primarily utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and all my work is strictly private and confidential. To discuss and make an appointment please contact me on either my mobile or email.
020 3889 1462 View 020 3889 1462
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Kelly Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and thanks for visiting my profile. My name is Kelly and I am experienced in providing therapy online and in person with children and adults. I specialise in working with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, trauma, self-esteem concerns, attachment difficulties, and with questions of identity. My therapy sessions offer a non-judgemental space for you to identify what you would like to change. Whatever you are going through we can explore together to help you make sense of your difficulties by considering your personal contexts and experiences.
Hello and thanks for visiting my profile. My name is Kelly and I am experienced in providing therapy online and in person with children and adults. I specialise in working with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, trauma, self-esteem concerns, attachment difficulties, and with questions of identity. My therapy sessions offer a non-judgemental space for you to identify what you would like to change. Whatever you are going through we can explore together to help you make sense of your difficulties by considering your personal contexts and experiences.
020 3893 2109 View 020 3893 2109
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Becky Hearn
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I can help you with a variety of challenges such as anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, stress, trauma, family & relationship issues. Together we can explore your feelings, discuss what you want to achieve, set goals & find pathways to get there. I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, ages, and cultures, and am committed to creating an inclusive space for everyone.
I can help you with a variety of challenges such as anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, stress, trauma, family & relationship issues. Together we can explore your feelings, discuss what you want to achieve, set goals & find pathways to get there. I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, ages, and cultures, and am committed to creating an inclusive space for everyone.
020 4538 4554 View 020 4538 4554
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Hayley Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
It may be daunting for you to consider the first steps of counselling, but my aim is to help you to feel safe enough to talk openly about things you might find difficult and to provide a non-judgmental, safe and confidential place to start your journey. I can help you to clarify your thoughts, feelings & emotions so you may be better equipped to make more conscious choices that can improve the quality of your life and well-being. Whether it's addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma or self-esteem, my goal is to empower clients to develop effective coping strategies and build resilience.
It may be daunting for you to consider the first steps of counselling, but my aim is to help you to feel safe enough to talk openly about things you might find difficult and to provide a non-judgmental, safe and confidential place to start your journey. I can help you to clarify your thoughts, feelings & emotions so you may be better equipped to make more conscious choices that can improve the quality of your life and well-being. Whether it's addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma or self-esteem, my goal is to empower clients to develop effective coping strategies and build resilience.
020 3835 4768 View 020 3835 4768
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Clive Eaton Brown
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Our lives begin like a ball of wool , as the wool reels out so do our lives. We hope to reel out this wool to the end without encountering any major complications, or none that we cannot deal with ourselves. However, life doesn’t always turn out the way we plan. Sometimes life throws us a curveball, the wool gets twisted or knotted. Sometimes the reel gets too heavy for us to carry.Many of us can correct these temporary setbacks ourselves when they accrue, however there are times when we become overwhelmed with these curveballs and need a helping hand. "Reach out to someone who identifies with your situations, Urise Counseling"
Our lives begin like a ball of wool , as the wool reels out so do our lives. We hope to reel out this wool to the end without encountering any major complications, or none that we cannot deal with ourselves. However, life doesn’t always turn out the way we plan. Sometimes life throws us a curveball, the wool gets twisted or knotted. Sometimes the reel gets too heavy for us to carry.Many of us can correct these temporary setbacks ourselves when they accrue, however there are times when we become overwhelmed with these curveballs and need a helping hand. "Reach out to someone who identifies with your situations, Urise Counseling"
01992 927301 View 01992 927301
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Anthony John Manning
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
07400 291012 View 07400 291012
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Natasha McEwen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
We’re naturally resilient, but it’s very hard to see ourselves sometimes when we’re stuck. Having another person to bounce things off of is freeing- it’s healing. So what does therapy look like? It’s usually a process of being heard, seen and cared about.  My role is in helping you tap into your own inner resources to find the answers that are right for you. I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor offering long and short-term work with adults. Counselling is a place where you can speak freely; you will also find humour, compassion and acceptance.
We’re naturally resilient, but it’s very hard to see ourselves sometimes when we’re stuck. Having another person to bounce things off of is freeing- it’s healing. So what does therapy look like? It’s usually a process of being heard, seen and cared about.  My role is in helping you tap into your own inner resources to find the answers that are right for you. I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor offering long and short-term work with adults. Counselling is a place where you can speak freely; you will also find humour, compassion and acceptance.
07727 729326 View 07727 729326
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Louisa Levy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Louisa appreciates it may feel a little daunting to be here. As a qualified and experienced counsellor she is able to support with a range of issues including bereavement, depression anxiety, relationship difficulties and Autism. While exploring with you difficulties or changes life may present. Her approach is to come alongside you in a non-judgmental and empathic manner to work through these challenges together. In working in a flexible and integrative way we move towards your goals. Sessions are of a 50 minute duration.
Louisa appreciates it may feel a little daunting to be here. As a qualified and experienced counsellor she is able to support with a range of issues including bereavement, depression anxiety, relationship difficulties and Autism. While exploring with you difficulties or changes life may present. Her approach is to come alongside you in a non-judgmental and empathic manner to work through these challenges together. In working in a flexible and integrative way we move towards your goals. Sessions are of a 50 minute duration.
07481 341867 View 07481 341867
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Esmée Rotmans
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Whether you are experiencing a crisis, traumatic event or a recurring difficulty, it can be helpful to get support rather than struggle on your own. Alternatively you may cope well but are feeling uncertain about the direction of your life. Whatever your needs are, it can be an effective means of addressing your issues. In my experience problems presented are often symptoms for underlying conflicts as well as opportunities for personal growth. Whatever you would like to get support with, I offer a a safe, ethical and confidential space where you can discuss your concerns in a non judgmental and meaningful way.
Whether you are experiencing a crisis, traumatic event or a recurring difficulty, it can be helpful to get support rather than struggle on your own. Alternatively you may cope well but are feeling uncertain about the direction of your life. Whatever your needs are, it can be an effective means of addressing your issues. In my experience problems presented are often symptoms for underlying conflicts as well as opportunities for personal growth. Whatever you would like to get support with, I offer a a safe, ethical and confidential space where you can discuss your concerns in a non judgmental and meaningful way.
020 3002 6648 View 020 3002 6648
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Marie Asaolu
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sometimes you may feel like you have lost your voice and who you are; you may feel deeply affected by life events such as a separation , a traumatic event, the loss of someone close to you or the loss of something important to you. You wish to find freedom from those feelings and get yourself unstuck but you find that dealing with those emotions and day to day life is too difficult, maybe because events in your past that you do not want to impact your future, are affecting your present. It could just be that life is happening around you but you find yourself lost in the routine and want to find your dreams again…
Sometimes you may feel like you have lost your voice and who you are; you may feel deeply affected by life events such as a separation , a traumatic event, the loss of someone close to you or the loss of something important to you. You wish to find freedom from those feelings and get yourself unstuck but you find that dealing with those emotions and day to day life is too difficult, maybe because events in your past that you do not want to impact your future, are affecting your present. It could just be that life is happening around you but you find yourself lost in the routine and want to find your dreams again…
020 8103 3917 View 020 8103 3917
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Fleur Hocking
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping people find a happier and more fulfilled way of life. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, recent or past trauma or you may be concerned about your relationship, having difficulty communicating or dealing with the aftermath of an affair. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe place to explore whatever your difficulties are and work through these side by side. I draw upon different approaches to provide a bespoke service to each of my client's particular issues. I have extensive experience working for Relate and in private practice with individuals and couples.
I am passionate about helping people find a happier and more fulfilled way of life. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, recent or past trauma or you may be concerned about your relationship, having difficulty communicating or dealing with the aftermath of an affair. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe place to explore whatever your difficulties are and work through these side by side. I draw upon different approaches to provide a bespoke service to each of my client's particular issues. I have extensive experience working for Relate and in private practice with individuals and couples.
07400 349407 View 07400 349407

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Number of Counsellors in IG9

40+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in IG9 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
86% Depression
81% Stress
79% Bereavement
71% Relationship Issues
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% AXA PPP
62% Aviva
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in IG9 see their clients

98% In Person and Online
2% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in IG9?

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.