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Jeremy Richardson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello I am Jeremy A counsellor/psychotherapist. Are you ready to take positive steps to improve your well-being, develop your insight, evolve a deeper understanding of yourself whilst gaining coping strategies and improving your self-esteem? Anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and family issues or knowing something just isn’t quite right are problems where I will be able to help you. Sometimes it is too difficult to talk to family and friends for many reasons. With my professional guidance restore a clearer perspective. Remember nobody deserves to suffer in silence. Start your recovery and give me a call today.
Hello I am Jeremy A counsellor/psychotherapist. Are you ready to take positive steps to improve your well-being, develop your insight, evolve a deeper understanding of yourself whilst gaining coping strategies and improving your self-esteem? Anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and family issues or knowing something just isn’t quite right are problems where I will be able to help you. Sometimes it is too difficult to talk to family and friends for many reasons. With my professional guidance restore a clearer perspective. Remember nobody deserves to suffer in silence. Start your recovery and give me a call today.
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Photo of Shanice Dasour, Counsellor in LE2, England
Shanice Dasour
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome to The Therapy Lane, a space for you to be heard. As an integrative therapist, I aim to establish a compassionate space and be beside you while you explore, express, and process your worries. Guidance in bringing you to a new awareness and creating clear perspectives is what I aim to bring. I offer a warm and caring environment to enhance the possibility of you overcoming whatever your struggles may be. The Therapy Lane invites your voice to be heard.
Welcome to The Therapy Lane, a space for you to be heard. As an integrative therapist, I aim to establish a compassionate space and be beside you while you explore, express, and process your worries. Guidance in bringing you to a new awareness and creating clear perspectives is what I aim to bring. I offer a warm and caring environment to enhance the possibility of you overcoming whatever your struggles may be. The Therapy Lane invites your voice to be heard.
0116 497 6668 View 0116 497 6668
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Knighton counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
I have been in practice for 25 years and during that time helped hundreds of clients with a wide range of emotional issues. I am a compassionate and approachable person that clients trust and feel at ease with. Relationship breakdowns and difficulties can leave people feeling lost and confused counselling can help them through this process of change . Past difficult experiences can have an impact on their lives in a negative way , I can help clients process past trauma so that they can live a more happy life. I was the clinical supervisor at a womens sexual abuse charity and the clinical lead of a cancer charity for 3 years .
I have been in practice for 25 years and during that time helped hundreds of clients with a wide range of emotional issues. I am a compassionate and approachable person that clients trust and feel at ease with. Relationship breakdowns and difficulties can leave people feeling lost and confused counselling can help them through this process of change . Past difficult experiences can have an impact on their lives in a negative way , I can help clients process past trauma so that they can live a more happy life. I was the clinical supervisor at a womens sexual abuse charity and the clinical lead of a cancer charity for 3 years .
0116 478 2895 View 0116 478 2895
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Raksha Patel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Clinical supervisor based in Oadby. I am also a trainee Supervisor. Sometimes we can all feel overwhelmed and struggle in life. Experiences can often cause strong feelings of anger, fear or pain and by talking and understanding your individual situation you can begin to lessen the pain. Counselling can help you to manage the anxiety, anger and any other emotions you may be experiencing, by working together we can look at areas that you would like to work on, to enable you to find ways of coping.
Hi, I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Clinical supervisor based in Oadby. I am also a trainee Supervisor. Sometimes we can all feel overwhelmed and struggle in life. Experiences can often cause strong feelings of anger, fear or pain and by talking and understanding your individual situation you can begin to lessen the pain. Counselling can help you to manage the anxiety, anger and any other emotions you may be experiencing, by working together we can look at areas that you would like to work on, to enable you to find ways of coping.
0116 478 2891 View 0116 478 2891
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Shaun William Lewis Snr. Accred
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel low, worried or anxious. This might be because of specific difficulties such as anxiety, night terrors, panic attacks or depression, it could also be a general sense of feeling down and simply not understanding why. Talking to an experienced, accredited therapist offers you the opportunity to explore what concerns you may have in a confidential, non-judgemental setting with someone who explores what life events might have contributed to these feelings. I am now offering Saturday appointments from 09:00-13:00.
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel low, worried or anxious. This might be because of specific difficulties such as anxiety, night terrors, panic attacks or depression, it could also be a general sense of feeling down and simply not understanding why. Talking to an experienced, accredited therapist offers you the opportunity to explore what concerns you may have in a confidential, non-judgemental setting with someone who explores what life events might have contributed to these feelings. I am now offering Saturday appointments from 09:00-13:00.
0116 326 5545 View 0116 326 5545
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Dr Samantha Lewis: ADHD and Autism specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked exclusively in the area of adult Autism (previously known as Asperger’s syndrome) and ADHD for over 20 years, both in the NHS and in private practice. People I see pursue an assessment as they are experiencing difficulties in their lives and wonder if it may be due to Autism and / or ADHD. I complete comprehensive, detailed diagnostic assessments which provide understanding and meaning and help people find ways to manage areas they are struggling with.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked exclusively in the area of adult Autism (previously known as Asperger’s syndrome) and ADHD for over 20 years, both in the NHS and in private practice. People I see pursue an assessment as they are experiencing difficulties in their lives and wonder if it may be due to Autism and / or ADHD. I complete comprehensive, detailed diagnostic assessments which provide understanding and meaning and help people find ways to manage areas they are struggling with.
0116 366 8080 View 0116 366 8080
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Sandra Findlay Cluer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
0116 326 2205 View 0116 326 2205
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Jaspreet Atwal
MSc
Verified Verified
Oadby LE2
Hi, I’m Jas, I’m an integrative therapist - this means I have been trained in various modalities and am able to select and use the most suitable for my clients. This could include, person centered, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) systemic therapy & creative interventions. I have extensive experience of providing therapeutic counselling services to individuals and groups over Leicester and Leicestershire. I have worked within various settings such as schools/ colleges and counselling organisations.
Hi, I’m Jas, I’m an integrative therapist - this means I have been trained in various modalities and am able to select and use the most suitable for my clients. This could include, person centered, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) systemic therapy & creative interventions. I have extensive experience of providing therapeutic counselling services to individuals and groups over Leicester and Leicestershire. I have worked within various settings such as schools/ colleges and counselling organisations.
0116 216 4485 View 0116 216 4485
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AK Wellbeing - Telephone and Online sessions.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2  (Online Only)
Embarking on counselling may feel overwhelming, but you're not alone—I'm here to guide and support you. Together, we'll develop strategies to empower you in facing challenges, building coping mechanisms, and achieving growth. Whether your journey is short or long-term, my commitment is to your wellbeing. Each path is unique, and your journey is exclusively yours. I'll walk beside you, offering guidance and support as you navigate this transformative process. You can overcome challenges and embrace positive change. I provide an environment that's secure, confidential, and judgment-free, prioritising your privacy and peace.
Embarking on counselling may feel overwhelming, but you're not alone—I'm here to guide and support you. Together, we'll develop strategies to empower you in facing challenges, building coping mechanisms, and achieving growth. Whether your journey is short or long-term, my commitment is to your wellbeing. Each path is unique, and your journey is exclusively yours. I'll walk beside you, offering guidance and support as you navigate this transformative process. You can overcome challenges and embrace positive change. I provide an environment that's secure, confidential, and judgment-free, prioritising your privacy and peace.
0116 216 1385 View 0116 216 1385
John Monk-Steel
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 45 years and worked as a psychotherapist since 1986. I specialise in working with those who have suffered Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse. I do also work with people who experience, psychological, emotional and relationship problems.I am a qualified psychotherapist and mental health nurse. I have also integrated energy psychotherapy methods into my work. I am a teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst with psychotherapy specialisation. I am a member of the UKCP and the International Transactional Analyst Association.
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 45 years and worked as a psychotherapist since 1986. I specialise in working with those who have suffered Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse. I do also work with people who experience, psychological, emotional and relationship problems.I am a qualified psychotherapist and mental health nurse. I have also integrated energy psychotherapy methods into my work. I am a teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst with psychotherapy specialisation. I am a member of the UKCP and the International Transactional Analyst Association.
0116 478 4038 View 0116 478 4038
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Asha Davies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or anxiety steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your thoughts and emotions. At your pace, we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue, coping strategies, and movement away from shame and criticism. I will not judge you.
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or anxiety steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your thoughts and emotions. At your pace, we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue, coping strategies, and movement away from shame and criticism. I will not judge you.
0116 497 6875 View 0116 497 6875
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Arif Moghal
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with anxieties or depression, feeling stuck, has life become confusing or difficult, are you having relationship or family issues? Did you have difficult moments or experiences in the past? Or maybe things aren’t working out the way you want or the way you hoped? Life can throw up many problems, and we all sometimes need someone to hear us.
Are you struggling with anxieties or depression, feeling stuck, has life become confusing or difficult, are you having relationship or family issues? Did you have difficult moments or experiences in the past? Or maybe things aren’t working out the way you want or the way you hoped? Life can throw up many problems, and we all sometimes need someone to hear us.
0116 497 6857 View 0116 497 6857
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Amitai Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Amitai Counselling welcomes you 🦋. Here at Amitai Counselling we provide a unique and bespoke holistic counselling & psychotherapy service. We work to mould and tailor traditional therapeutic practices to meet your individual needs. Life is not made up of straight paths, easy roads and you may have arrived at an impasse or a cross road. You may be experiencing difficulties in regards to aspects of your life both personally & professionally. We are aware that the first step is often the hardest, Amitai is here to assist you on this your journey. You are the person at the centre of the work that we do.
Amitai Counselling welcomes you 🦋. Here at Amitai Counselling we provide a unique and bespoke holistic counselling & psychotherapy service. We work to mould and tailor traditional therapeutic practices to meet your individual needs. Life is not made up of straight paths, easy roads and you may have arrived at an impasse or a cross road. You may be experiencing difficulties in regards to aspects of your life both personally & professionally. We are aware that the first step is often the hardest, Amitai is here to assist you on this your journey. You are the person at the centre of the work that we do.
0116 326 2849 View 0116 326 2849
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Rick Hall
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Our relationship is key. I aim to get to know you over time, but for now, here's a bit about me so you can decide whether to make contact. My practice - www.blokecounselling.com - is for anyone who finds it easier to talk with a bloke. It also describes my style: straight-talking and free from buzzwords. Together, we can explore / understand what’s happened to you and the impact this might have had (rather than be told what’s 'wrong' with you). I've worked in The City (with lots of time in former Soviet Union) and was once described as a corporate, rugby-playing, beer-swilling pig. There's clearly a gentler side to me though.
Our relationship is key. I aim to get to know you over time, but for now, here's a bit about me so you can decide whether to make contact. My practice - www.blokecounselling.com - is for anyone who finds it easier to talk with a bloke. It also describes my style: straight-talking and free from buzzwords. Together, we can explore / understand what’s happened to you and the impact this might have had (rather than be told what’s 'wrong' with you). I've worked in The City (with lots of time in former Soviet Union) and was once described as a corporate, rugby-playing, beer-swilling pig. There's clearly a gentler side to me though.
07783 118254 View 07783 118254
Photo of Sarah Nicholson, Counsellor in LE2, England
Sarah Nicholson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
All of us, at times, can find life a bit tough. Whether its events that we are struggling with in the here and now or past issues that are still holding us back. Sometimes we can feel "stuck" in life and struggle to decide which road to take, having the space to talk through your problems confidentially with an understanding, non-judgmental and empathic professional can prove invaluable. Whether you are an individual or a couple who would like to improve your relationship, having a safe haven where you can explore the past and work towards a brighter future can make all the difference to your quality of life.
All of us, at times, can find life a bit tough. Whether its events that we are struggling with in the here and now or past issues that are still holding us back. Sometimes we can feel "stuck" in life and struggle to decide which road to take, having the space to talk through your problems confidentially with an understanding, non-judgmental and empathic professional can prove invaluable. Whether you are an individual or a couple who would like to improve your relationship, having a safe haven where you can explore the past and work towards a brighter future can make all the difference to your quality of life.
0116 464 9489 View 0116 464 9489
Photo of Rima Sidhpara, Psychotherapist in LE2, England
Rima Sidhpara
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer an initial consultation, which is also an opportunity to assess whether my style of working is for you. My aim is to help individuals and couples address the causes of their problems, reduce symptoms and move forward in life. I can work with most adult mental health issues , and I specialise in Borderline personality disorder/EUPD, Trauma, and PTSD.
I offer an initial consultation, which is also an opportunity to assess whether my style of working is for you. My aim is to help individuals and couples address the causes of their problems, reduce symptoms and move forward in life. I can work with most adult mental health issues , and I specialise in Borderline personality disorder/EUPD, Trauma, and PTSD.
0116 478 4480 View 0116 478 4480
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Tree of Life Counselling - Amy Bambury
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I run Tree of Life Counselling, we are a team of 4 therapists, wanting to help you with whatever it is that's brought you here. See www.treeoflifecounselling.co.uk for more info. As for me, I am a warm, non-judgmental, practical and interactive therapist. Offering face to face, Telephone or Video Counselling. Are you tired of the same problems happening over and over in your life? or, would you like to get to the root of them once and for all? Then perhaps I am the counsellor for you. Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation, we can have a brief chat and there's no obligation to book.
I run Tree of Life Counselling, we are a team of 4 therapists, wanting to help you with whatever it is that's brought you here. See www.treeoflifecounselling.co.uk for more info. As for me, I am a warm, non-judgmental, practical and interactive therapist. Offering face to face, Telephone or Video Counselling. Are you tired of the same problems happening over and over in your life? or, would you like to get to the root of them once and for all? Then perhaps I am the counsellor for you. Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation, we can have a brief chat and there's no obligation to book.
0116 464 9607 View 0116 464 9607
Photo of Cat Buchan, Psychotherapist in LE2, England
Cat Buchan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
0116 216 8973 View 0116 216 8973
Photo of Imbeko Counselling, Counsellor in LE2, England
Imbeko Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an Integrative Counsellor who qualified from the University of Leicester and is a member of the BACP. I have a friendly & trustworthy personality and has experience in working with clients with a wide range of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Trauma, PTSD, Low Confidence and problems arising from childhood. By applying an integrative approach; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Cogitative Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transitional Analysis (TA), Gestalt etc. I would feel honoured to listen empathetically to your individual concerns.
I am an Integrative Counsellor who qualified from the University of Leicester and is a member of the BACP. I have a friendly & trustworthy personality and has experience in working with clients with a wide range of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Trauma, PTSD, Low Confidence and problems arising from childhood. By applying an integrative approach; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Cogitative Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transitional Analysis (TA), Gestalt etc. I would feel honoured to listen empathetically to your individual concerns.
0116 326 1315 View 0116 326 1315
Photo of Letitia Daniel in LE2, England
Letitia Daniel
MA
Verified Verified
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
0116 478 2909 View 0116 478 2909

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in LE2

50+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in LE2 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
86% Stress
83% Bereavement
83% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Aviva
45% AXA PPP
45% Bupa

How Counsellors in LE2 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in LE2?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.