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Jack Hawksley
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Jack. Most of us struggle at some points in our lives. Sometimes you might feel stuck and that you are repeating the same patterns making you feel anxious, overwhelmed or losing your spark. This is where expert psychological help might be needed to help you to remove psychological barriers to live a broader and deeper life. I’ve worked in the NHS and other mental health services for over a decade. So I have worked with most psychological problems and a broad range of clients. Please see my website for further details: www.jackhawksley.com
Hello, I'm Jack. Most of us struggle at some points in our lives. Sometimes you might feel stuck and that you are repeating the same patterns making you feel anxious, overwhelmed or losing your spark. This is where expert psychological help might be needed to help you to remove psychological barriers to live a broader and deeper life. I’ve worked in the NHS and other mental health services for over a decade. So I have worked with most psychological problems and a broad range of clients. Please see my website for further details: www.jackhawksley.com
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Ann Hackett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
01473 379562 View 01473 379562
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Troy J Shelton
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
I believe that we all bring a story or script that has has until now, dictated and limited the options we feel are available to you. Through our work together we can identify unhelpful or destructive thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My professional passion is working with: Individuals with relationship problems (with others or self) couples, groups and families.
I believe that we all bring a story or script that has has until now, dictated and limited the options we feel are available to you. Through our work together we can identify unhelpful or destructive thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My professional passion is working with: Individuals with relationship problems (with others or self) couples, groups and families.
07418 608771 View 07418 608771
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Alex Boyle
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
My particular interest lies in guiding and encouraging people towards self-actualization and the integration of their fullest potential in whatever sphere of life they are engaged. This process may be seen as a journey, which we share together for at time and requires only ‘the willingness and the courage to be’. To participate joyfully in life is the goal at the heart of psychosynthesis therapy and coaching – and its achievement often comes in unexpected ways. We focus on developing your potential at all levels of being - body, feelings, mind and spirit - and on your deeper centre of identity as the source of true relationship.
My particular interest lies in guiding and encouraging people towards self-actualization and the integration of their fullest potential in whatever sphere of life they are engaged. This process may be seen as a journey, which we share together for at time and requires only ‘the willingness and the courage to be’. To participate joyfully in life is the goal at the heart of psychosynthesis therapy and coaching – and its achievement often comes in unexpected ways. We focus on developing your potential at all levels of being - body, feelings, mind and spirit - and on your deeper centre of identity as the source of true relationship.
020 3984 9041 View 020 3984 9041
Photo of Sandra Mellor, Counsellor in IP1, England
Sandra Mellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work with individual adults and couples who are experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
I work with individual adults and couples who are experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
01255 448792 View 01255 448792
Photo of Donna Gibson | The Bridge Counselling Service, Counsellor in IP1, England
Donna Gibson | The Bridge Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Take that first step and email today - I'm looking forward to meeting you. Do you need help because you’re not feeling ok? Are you feeling anxious, low in mood, stressed, fed up and tired? I help people who feel like you to talk about what’s going on in their lives, how they’re feeling and how this affects their day to day. Being able to talk can feel like releasing a pressure valve or that a weight has being lifted from your shoulders. Work with me and together we’ll discover your own resources for self-healing and you can start the journey to feeling happier with life.
Take that first step and email today - I'm looking forward to meeting you. Do you need help because you’re not feeling ok? Are you feeling anxious, low in mood, stressed, fed up and tired? I help people who feel like you to talk about what’s going on in their lives, how they’re feeling and how this affects their day to day. Being able to talk can feel like releasing a pressure valve or that a weight has being lifted from your shoulders. Work with me and together we’ll discover your own resources for self-healing and you can start the journey to feeling happier with life.
01473 907953 View 01473 907953
Photo of P. Damien Shann, Counsellor in IP1, England
P. Damien Shann
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! If you have arrived here at my page I imagine it is because you have been experiencing distress or personal difficulties, and that you are therefore seeking some help. It may also be that you are seeking a deeper understanding of your relationships, or of your life as a whole. People come to me for many reasons. You may be experiencing anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship problems, depression, addiction, low self-esteem or something you can’t quite grasp but that is troubling you. I have a wide and deep experience of working successfully with people with differing issues and from differing backgrounds.
Welcome! If you have arrived here at my page I imagine it is because you have been experiencing distress or personal difficulties, and that you are therefore seeking some help. It may also be that you are seeking a deeper understanding of your relationships, or of your life as a whole. People come to me for many reasons. You may be experiencing anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship problems, depression, addiction, low self-esteem or something you can’t quite grasp but that is troubling you. I have a wide and deep experience of working successfully with people with differing issues and from differing backgrounds.
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Photo of Marc Oakland Bevan, Counsellor in IP1, England
Marc Oakland Bevan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP1  (Online Only)
I build therapeutic relationships based on the Client-Centered core conditions of Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard (respect) and Congruence (genuineness) I have had a lot of success with helping young people and younger adults, as well as parents of adolescents feel more comfortable within themselves and move towards their full potential. I work with low level mental health difficulties that are not entrenched and relationship and personal identity issues and emotional difficulties. I also enjoy supervising trainee Counsellers and those in the early stages of their practice.
I build therapeutic relationships based on the Client-Centered core conditions of Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard (respect) and Congruence (genuineness) I have had a lot of success with helping young people and younger adults, as well as parents of adolescents feel more comfortable within themselves and move towards their full potential. I work with low level mental health difficulties that are not entrenched and relationship and personal identity issues and emotional difficulties. I also enjoy supervising trainee Counsellers and those in the early stages of their practice.
01502 443253 View 01502 443253
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Kate Rigden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
On one hand life can be seen as a work in progress but perhaps you are also wondering if this is it? Are you being pulled in different directions or disturbed by anxiety and depression. Are you looking to let go of difficult aspects of your life and find peace in your closest relationships? Do you need to focus more on yourself? Through our counselling relationship I will work closely with you in a safe and non-judgemental space where your thoughts and feelings can be gently explored at your own pace. I will work with you towards developing a sense of wellbeing, feeling at home with yourself and at ease with others.
On one hand life can be seen as a work in progress but perhaps you are also wondering if this is it? Are you being pulled in different directions or disturbed by anxiety and depression. Are you looking to let go of difficult aspects of your life and find peace in your closest relationships? Do you need to focus more on yourself? Through our counselling relationship I will work closely with you in a safe and non-judgemental space where your thoughts and feelings can be gently explored at your own pace. I will work with you towards developing a sense of wellbeing, feeling at home with yourself and at ease with others.
01473 943734 View 01473 943734
Photo of Marion Preston At Unique To You Counselling Services, Counsellor in IP1, England
Marion Preston At Unique To You Counselling Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1  (Online Only)
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
01206 879925 View 01206 879925
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Dr Nikki Schuck
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a Lead Clinician in the NHS. I work with clients using a person centred, compassionate approach- tailoring treatment to individual needs and circumstances. I have had vast experience across the spectrum of mental health difficulties in the adult population. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression, or overcoming past trauma, I will help you to understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a Lead Clinician in the NHS. I work with clients using a person centred, compassionate approach- tailoring treatment to individual needs and circumstances. I have had vast experience across the spectrum of mental health difficulties in the adult population. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression, or overcoming past trauma, I will help you to understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing.
01284 335345 View 01284 335345
Photo of Radhika Arora, Counsellor in IP1, England
Radhika Arora
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes we all need additional support to navigate difficult times and making a decision to seek help for our personal problems can be daunting. I believe in creating a safe space to work together, where you are the expert in your own experiences and I have the experience and expertise in psychological theories and techniques. I believe that by bringing together this expertise we can work together to enable you to achieve your unique personal goals. Some of the relationship problems I work with include communication issues, affairs and betrayals, family issues, parenting issues, separation and divorce.
Sometimes we all need additional support to navigate difficult times and making a decision to seek help for our personal problems can be daunting. I believe in creating a safe space to work together, where you are the expert in your own experiences and I have the experience and expertise in psychological theories and techniques. I believe that by bringing together this expertise we can work together to enable you to achieve your unique personal goals. Some of the relationship problems I work with include communication issues, affairs and betrayals, family issues, parenting issues, separation and divorce.
01206 237436 View 01206 237436
Photo of Georgina Cann, Psychotherapist in IP1, England
Georgina Cann
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
01473 917729 View 01473 917729
Photo of Penny Jane Bloss, Psychotherapist in IP1, England
Penny Jane Bloss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Counselling helps us think about what is happening currently in our lives. I will listen to your story and work with you in a supportive and containing way to make sense of what is currently causing you to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or worried. In validating the importance of your feelings, it helps us to work together to explore and think about possible ways forward.
Counselling helps us think about what is happening currently in our lives. I will listen to your story and work with you in a supportive and containing way to make sense of what is currently causing you to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or worried. In validating the importance of your feelings, it helps us to work together to explore and think about possible ways forward.
07480 820249 View 07480 820249
Photo of Liz Cutting, Psychotherapist in IP1, England
Liz Cutting
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
01728 448689 View 01728 448689
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Inside the Therapy Room - Paula Gleed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you want to be empowered to be the real you? Would you like to get a handle of your overthinking and anxiety? Do you wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients.
Do you want to be empowered to be the real you? Would you like to get a handle of your overthinking and anxiety? Do you wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients.
01449 708954 View 01449 708954
Photo of Leanne Kerry Scott, Counsellor in IP1, England
Leanne Kerry Scott
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with self harm? Do you feel you have problems relating to depression or low self esteem? My name is Leanne Scott and my main field of specialties are mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and all levels of depression as well as self harm, including (but not exclusive too) cutting, burning, breaking bones, object insertion and partial and or actual removal of limbs or body part. I feel my uniqueness in this field lies not only in my knowledge of these mental health problems and self harming behaviours but that I work with clients to help them recover in ways that are tailor made for them.
Are you struggling with self harm? Do you feel you have problems relating to depression or low self esteem? My name is Leanne Scott and my main field of specialties are mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and all levels of depression as well as self harm, including (but not exclusive too) cutting, burning, breaking bones, object insertion and partial and or actual removal of limbs or body part. I feel my uniqueness in this field lies not only in my knowledge of these mental health problems and self harming behaviours but that I work with clients to help them recover in ways that are tailor made for them.
01473 794077 View 01473 794077
Photo of Apostolos Georgios Fournaris, Psychotherapist in IP1, England
Apostolos Georgios Fournaris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer my services online or in person. I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. Please contact me if you feel you, or someone close to you, need help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, gender identity, substance misuse, addiction, or anger. If you feel there is a family matter you wish to explore and/or resolve, or if you just feel you would like to explore who you are and how you relate to others in general. I am here if your organisation needs staff and/or member support in the form of therapy or education. I adhere to the BACP and the BPS ethical frameworks.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer my services online or in person. I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. Please contact me if you feel you, or someone close to you, need help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, gender identity, substance misuse, addiction, or anger. If you feel there is a family matter you wish to explore and/or resolve, or if you just feel you would like to explore who you are and how you relate to others in general. I am here if your organisation needs staff and/or member support in the form of therapy or education. I adhere to the BACP and the BPS ethical frameworks.
01449 701320 View 01449 701320
Photo of Jo Seely, Psychologist in IP1, England
Jo Seely
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
People seek therapy for different reasons and at different stages of life. Usually therapy is sought when stress has outweighed the ability to cope, or usual ways of coping have become less effective. Common reasons for seeking therapy include work stress, relationship problems, anxiety, worry, low self-confidence or depression. Some people will have experienced feelings of distress for many years before feeling able to seek help.
People seek therapy for different reasons and at different stages of life. Usually therapy is sought when stress has outweighed the ability to cope, or usual ways of coping have become less effective. Common reasons for seeking therapy include work stress, relationship problems, anxiety, worry, low self-confidence or depression. Some people will have experienced feelings of distress for many years before feeling able to seek help.
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Photo of Leonie Holmes, Counsellor in IP1, England
Leonie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
01206 489708 View 01206 489708

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in IP1

50+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in IP1 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
61% Bereavement
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% AXA PPP
87% Aviva
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in IP1 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in IP1?

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.