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Melissa King
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi welcome to my profile! My name is Melissa and I am a person-centred therapist able to work with individuals aged 16+. I strongly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. No matter how difficult things may seem, I am here to support you through the obstacles that you may be facing. Therapy helped me through my own issues with binge eating, stress, depression, and anxiety. I now enjoy helping others to heal through therapy.
Hi welcome to my profile! My name is Melissa and I am a person-centred therapist able to work with individuals aged 16+. I strongly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. No matter how difficult things may seem, I am here to support you through the obstacles that you may be facing. Therapy helped me through my own issues with binge eating, stress, depression, and anxiety. I now enjoy helping others to heal through therapy.
01767 667223 View 01767 667223
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Lauren Comerford
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist and Doctoral Researcher in Psychology. I hold a BSc in Psychology, MA in Art Psychotherapy and am completing a PhD in Psychology. My clinical experience includes child & adolescent mental health, adult mental health and autism. I am a trauma-informed therapist and have broad experience in working in community mental health, homeless services and schools. I have expertise in working with autistic people experiencing mental health issues and late diagnosed autistic adults.
I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist and Doctoral Researcher in Psychology. I hold a BSc in Psychology, MA in Art Psychotherapy and am completing a PhD in Psychology. My clinical experience includes child & adolescent mental health, adult mental health and autism. I am a trauma-informed therapist and have broad experience in working in community mental health, homeless services and schools. I have expertise in working with autistic people experiencing mental health issues and late diagnosed autistic adults.
01767 669809 View 01767 669809
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Steven Price
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work mainly from a Cognitive Behavioural Approach and also have trained and gained experience utilising hypnotherapy, person centred, transactional analysis, solution focused and NLP approaches. Initial experience working in the field of domestic abuse included working with complex co-existing issues. I have also gained experience with dependency issues and duel diagnosis. I volunteered with the Liverpool Hearing Voices Group for three years, this has allowed me to gain invaluable experience working with more challenging Mental Health and Emotional issues.
I work mainly from a Cognitive Behavioural Approach and also have trained and gained experience utilising hypnotherapy, person centred, transactional analysis, solution focused and NLP approaches. Initial experience working in the field of domestic abuse included working with complex co-existing issues. I have also gained experience with dependency issues and duel diagnosis. I volunteered with the Liverpool Hearing Voices Group for three years, this has allowed me to gain invaluable experience working with more challenging Mental Health and Emotional issues.
0151 318 0890 View 0151 318 0890
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Ayhan Alman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
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Luke Stevenson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a somatic-focused, psychotherapist who has been working in the mental health sector since 2016. I hold a strong belief in working with bodily held emotions and memories, making use of authentic movement exploration and the use of creative tasks; such as drawing, object relational projection to support the therapeutic process of the client. I am experienced in a wide range of client needs, which spans from Low level anxiety to high intensity PTSD. My main focus is to support my clients to engage in the present to reach their full potential.
I am a somatic-focused, psychotherapist who has been working in the mental health sector since 2016. I hold a strong belief in working with bodily held emotions and memories, making use of authentic movement exploration and the use of creative tasks; such as drawing, object relational projection to support the therapeutic process of the client. I am experienced in a wide range of client needs, which spans from Low level anxiety to high intensity PTSD. My main focus is to support my clients to engage in the present to reach their full potential.
01767 669817 View 01767 669817
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Kerry Traynier
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a Person-Centred Experiential (PCE) Therapist with a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a MSc in Psychology. I have worked alongside clients in different settings including private practice, volunteering and the NHS. This has enabled me to build and enhance my skills and experience in working with different emotional distresses such as stress, anxiety, depression and bereavement. The non-directive talking therapy I am trained within is focused upon creating a meaningful therapeutic relationship in which an individual can feel secure and able to process emotions and experiences and to build self-awareness and self-growth.
I am a Person-Centred Experiential (PCE) Therapist with a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a MSc in Psychology. I have worked alongside clients in different settings including private practice, volunteering and the NHS. This has enabled me to build and enhance my skills and experience in working with different emotional distresses such as stress, anxiety, depression and bereavement. The non-directive talking therapy I am trained within is focused upon creating a meaningful therapeutic relationship in which an individual can feel secure and able to process emotions and experiences and to build self-awareness and self-growth.
01767 667244 View 01767 667244
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TaylorMade Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Is anxiety ruling your life? Is depression darkening your days? Is low self-esteem dragging you down? Then you have come to the right place! My name is Trevor, and thank you for reading my profile. I believe counselling is a great way of exploring situations in your life which have caused emotional discomfort or traumatic experiences that can sometimes lead to you struggling to find focus with everyday situations and life.
Is anxiety ruling your life? Is depression darkening your days? Is low self-esteem dragging you down? Then you have come to the right place! My name is Trevor, and thank you for reading my profile. I believe counselling is a great way of exploring situations in your life which have caused emotional discomfort or traumatic experiences that can sometimes lead to you struggling to find focus with everyday situations and life.
0151 453 2904 View 0151 453 2904
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Lindsay Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whether you’re struggling with your mental health, navigating difficult decisions or carrying the weight of past experiences, I am here to support you on your journey. I warmly welcome those who are seeking to understand themselves on a deeper level by exploring their thoughts, emotions and inner world. Rest assured, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can navigate the depths of your emotions, uncover new insights, and work towards a brighter, more fulfilling life.
Whether you’re struggling with your mental health, navigating difficult decisions or carrying the weight of past experiences, I am here to support you on your journey. I warmly welcome those who are seeking to understand themselves on a deeper level by exploring their thoughts, emotions and inner world. Rest assured, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can navigate the depths of your emotions, uncover new insights, and work towards a brighter, more fulfilling life.
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Carmen Johnson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor providing Person Centred therapy for Men and Women aged 18+. If you’re feeling lost, confused or looking for changes to lead an authentic life you don’t have to do it alone. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your feelings and emotions in a non judgemental environment. I am here to listen to you, to understand and accept you, to empathise and support you through any issue or struggles you may be facing. I am passionate about empowering each of my clients towards finding their true selves and living their authentic life.
I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor providing Person Centred therapy for Men and Women aged 18+. If you’re feeling lost, confused or looking for changes to lead an authentic life you don’t have to do it alone. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your feelings and emotions in a non judgemental environment. I am here to listen to you, to understand and accept you, to empathise and support you through any issue or struggles you may be facing. I am passionate about empowering each of my clients towards finding their true selves and living their authentic life.
0151 453 6737 View 0151 453 6737
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Xenia Kamprizef
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an experienced counselor and psychotherapist with more than 10 years experience in the NHS. I specialize in working with adults who experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma and long term physical health conditions. I am a Person Centred Counselor and EMDR practitioner. My practice is informed by other approaches such as CBT and motivational interviewing. I am a native Greek speaker. As a counselor, I believe in my client’s potential for self-growth. I put my client’s experience and hopes first and I do not let my own values interfere. My style and approach are compassionate and non-judgmental.
I am an experienced counselor and psychotherapist with more than 10 years experience in the NHS. I specialize in working with adults who experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma and long term physical health conditions. I am a Person Centred Counselor and EMDR practitioner. My practice is informed by other approaches such as CBT and motivational interviewing. I am a native Greek speaker. As a counselor, I believe in my client’s potential for self-growth. I put my client’s experience and hopes first and I do not let my own values interfere. My style and approach are compassionate and non-judgmental.
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Jessica Bacon
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I believe the relationship between the client and counsellor is hugely important. I am a warm and approachable person, focused on putting you at ease. At times in life, it can feel that people don't understand us, like we are being judged for the way we feel. It can be helpful to communicate these thoughts and emotions to gain a clarity and understanding to help you find a more fulfilling way of living. From personal experience, I understand that counselling can help make profound changes in their lives and relationships. These changes happen through a greater understanding and acceptance of ourselves.
I believe the relationship between the client and counsellor is hugely important. I am a warm and approachable person, focused on putting you at ease. At times in life, it can feel that people don't understand us, like we are being judged for the way we feel. It can be helpful to communicate these thoughts and emotions to gain a clarity and understanding to help you find a more fulfilling way of living. From personal experience, I understand that counselling can help make profound changes in their lives and relationships. These changes happen through a greater understanding and acceptance of ourselves.
01767 669811 View 01767 669811
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Monika Baran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I believe people have the potential to self-heal and grow, to develop and change when the right support and environment is offered to them. This enables people to trust their feelings and be less reliant on the judgement of others.
I believe people have the potential to self-heal and grow, to develop and change when the right support and environment is offered to them. This enables people to trust their feelings and be less reliant on the judgement of others.
0151 453 0212 View 0151 453 0212
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Equilibrium Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Verified Verified
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
0151 318 0852 View 0151 318 0852
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Fiona Mackenzie
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Developmental Coach working with adults and young adults on a wide range of issues . I offer face-to-face and online/video call consultations in Manchester City Centre, Liverpool City Centre and Chester. For all of us there are times in our lives when we feel confused, distressed or unable to cope. Talking therapies and coaching offers the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves, to discover what holds us back and potentially enabling us to change old patterns and find new ways of approaching and overcoming difficulties.
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Developmental Coach working with adults and young adults on a wide range of issues . I offer face-to-face and online/video call consultations in Manchester City Centre, Liverpool City Centre and Chester. For all of us there are times in our lives when we feel confused, distressed or unable to cope. Talking therapies and coaching offers the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves, to discover what holds us back and potentially enabling us to change old patterns and find new ways of approaching and overcoming difficulties.
0161 519 7326 View 0161 519 7326
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GetCBT (Victoria Lacey, CBT Therapist Wirral)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety feels awful and is exhausting. But, did you know that anxiety is actually the bodys alarm system designed to keep us safe? It's when the alarm is too sensitive or goes off when there is no actual danger, that it can become a problem (Think smoke alarm and burnt toast!). Anxiety can stop us from feeling our best, make us snappy and make us want to avoid things. If you experience this, you are not alone and I can help. I am highly experienced in treating Depression & Low self-esteem, but as an Anxiety Specialist, I have expertise in treating Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Worry, OCD, PTSD, Phobia's, Social Anxiety & Health Anxiety.
Anxiety feels awful and is exhausting. But, did you know that anxiety is actually the bodys alarm system designed to keep us safe? It's when the alarm is too sensitive or goes off when there is no actual danger, that it can become a problem (Think smoke alarm and burnt toast!). Anxiety can stop us from feeling our best, make us snappy and make us want to avoid things. If you experience this, you are not alone and I can help. I am highly experienced in treating Depression & Low self-esteem, but as an Anxiety Specialist, I have expertise in treating Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Worry, OCD, PTSD, Phobia's, Social Anxiety & Health Anxiety.
0151 453 3877 View 0151 453 3877
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Paula Kennedy Psychotherapy: PKFSP
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
As an experienced, UKCP registered, professional Systemic Psychotherapist working in Merseyside, your mental health and well-being is at the heart of my practice. I offer individual, couples and family work with children, young people, adults and/or the wider family network. With 27 years experience in the field of mental health care, across a range of services, I am able to offer assessment, formulation and tailored interventions for all those I work with.
As an experienced, UKCP registered, professional Systemic Psychotherapist working in Merseyside, your mental health and well-being is at the heart of my practice. I offer individual, couples and family work with children, young people, adults and/or the wider family network. With 27 years experience in the field of mental health care, across a range of services, I am able to offer assessment, formulation and tailored interventions for all those I work with.
0151 453 6366 View 0151 453 6366
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Independent Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I aim to offer a professional yet down to earth relationship in which you can explore your personal difficulties whatever they may be. Sessions are offered weekly or fortnightly, usually in an open ended way until you're feeling more like yourself again. Some people come for a few sessions, some for a few months and others decide to come longer term. Many people are now starting to use therapy over time and re-access support at times when it is needed most with someone who they trust to know them and their life well. I take a firm stance on challenging stigma surrounding mental health.
I aim to offer a professional yet down to earth relationship in which you can explore your personal difficulties whatever they may be. Sessions are offered weekly or fortnightly, usually in an open ended way until you're feeling more like yourself again. Some people come for a few sessions, some for a few months and others decide to come longer term. Many people are now starting to use therapy over time and re-access support at times when it is needed most with someone who they trust to know them and their life well. I take a firm stance on challenging stigma surrounding mental health.
0151 317 9265 View 0151 317 9265
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Elzbieta (Ela) Chodyniecka
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L2  (Online Only)
I want to invite you to an intimate, personal journey of psychotherapy that leads to improvement and significant changes in personal life and relationships. I'm a relational psychotherapist and I work in a collaborative way to support my clients in their journey of self-discovery and personal change during the process of therapy. In my therapeutic work I’m guided by ethical principles of equality (‘I’m OK and You’re OK), attention and respect to the clients’ needs and choices. I believe in each person’s ability to develop their potential that leads to change, autonomy and spontaneity. The positive change in your life is our goal.
I want to invite you to an intimate, personal journey of psychotherapy that leads to improvement and significant changes in personal life and relationships. I'm a relational psychotherapist and I work in a collaborative way to support my clients in their journey of self-discovery and personal change during the process of therapy. In my therapeutic work I’m guided by ethical principles of equality (‘I’m OK and You’re OK), attention and respect to the clients’ needs and choices. I believe in each person’s ability to develop their potential that leads to change, autonomy and spontaneity. The positive change in your life is our goal.
020 3947 6206 View 020 3947 6206
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Rachel Perry - Rapport Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and thanks for stopping! I love what I do. 'Extremely easy to talk to'...'turned things around for me'...'helped save my life' being a few client comments. I'm 10 years qualified. During that time I've worked with serving police officers and civilian staff at Merseyside Police, those supported by Victim Support Homicide Service, VI Form students, and Occupational Health clients I know that being a counsellor is something that was always meant for me because I have an affinity with people and being able to be 'with' them. This and my life experience gives me the perfect grounding to be the best that I can be for my clients.
Hello and thanks for stopping! I love what I do. 'Extremely easy to talk to'...'turned things around for me'...'helped save my life' being a few client comments. I'm 10 years qualified. During that time I've worked with serving police officers and civilian staff at Merseyside Police, those supported by Victim Support Homicide Service, VI Form students, and Occupational Health clients I know that being a counsellor is something that was always meant for me because I have an affinity with people and being able to be 'with' them. This and my life experience gives me the perfect grounding to be the best that I can be for my clients.
0151 317 5014 View 0151 317 5014
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'Mulika' Counselling, Training & Supervision Svcs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with many years of experience working with people who have diverse needs, and from diverse cultural backgrounds. I posses high degree of empathy, compassion, understanding and creativity as well as cultural competences. This enhances my excellent knowledge of the principles of all counselling approaches that I subscribe to. I have proven track record of effective therapeutic outcomes with clients I have worked with in different settings. I have a strong sense of integrity when dealing with clients, a commitment to keeping information confidential when necessary in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with many years of experience working with people who have diverse needs, and from diverse cultural backgrounds. I posses high degree of empathy, compassion, understanding and creativity as well as cultural competences. This enhances my excellent knowledge of the principles of all counselling approaches that I subscribe to. I have proven track record of effective therapeutic outcomes with clients I have worked with in different settings. I have a strong sense of integrity when dealing with clients, a commitment to keeping information confidential when necessary in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.
07523 353909 View 07523 353909

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L2

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in L2 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
94% Stress
91% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
70% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
75% AXA PPP
38% Bupa

How Counsellors in L2 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L2?

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.