Counselling in LS2

Photo of Amanda Bainbridge, Psychotherapist in LS2, England
Amanda Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2
Does something need to change? Have you been feeling overwhelmed or frazzled? Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for yourself? Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating? Maybe memories from your past seem to be holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to confront them, in a safe environment with a professional. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
Does something need to change? Have you been feeling overwhelmed or frazzled? Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for yourself? Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating? Maybe memories from your past seem to be holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to confront them, in a safe environment with a professional. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
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Photo of Despina Rose , Counsellor in LS2, England
Despina Rose
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2
I am an individual and couple therapist offering support for a range of difficulties. I offer an integrative approach to counselling that allows for specific treatment based on you as an individual or couple. I work with clients on issues including self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, ADHD and many more. I work with individuals with ADHD and ASD or those in relationships with neurodiverse individuals. I also offer solution-focused support, education and coaching to parents of neurodiverse children or adults to manage their symptoms.
I am an individual and couple therapist offering support for a range of difficulties. I offer an integrative approach to counselling that allows for specific treatment based on you as an individual or couple. I work with clients on issues including self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, ADHD and many more. I work with individuals with ADHD and ASD or those in relationships with neurodiverse individuals. I also offer solution-focused support, education and coaching to parents of neurodiverse children or adults to manage their symptoms.
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Photo of Tracey Louise Ward, Psychotherapist in LS2, England
Tracey Louise Ward
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBABCP
Verified
Leeds LS2  (Online Only)
My name is Tracey and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. My work in mental health began in 2003 when I volunteered for a helpline for children. Since then I have either been in education or working in mental health. I specialize in working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both CBT and EMDR are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties
My name is Tracey and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. My work in mental health began in 2003 when I volunteered for a helpline for children. Since then I have either been in education or working in mental health. I specialize in working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both CBT and EMDR are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties
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Photo of Tim McDonnell, Counsellor in LS2, England
Tim McDonnell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS2
Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, anxious or low? Life doesn't need to be this way. Do you need someone who will be able to understand your struggles and listen to what you need? I'm a fully qualified Counsellor and member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I had a varied career before becoming a Counsellor, working in financial services in The City, other office jobs, factory and warehouse work and have experienced redundancy. I believe this broad range of experience helps me relate to people from every walk of life and understand the pressures we often find ourselves under.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, anxious or low? Life doesn't need to be this way. Do you need someone who will be able to understand your struggles and listen to what you need? I'm a fully qualified Counsellor and member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I had a varied career before becoming a Counsellor, working in financial services in The City, other office jobs, factory and warehouse work and have experienced redundancy. I believe this broad range of experience helps me relate to people from every walk of life and understand the pressures we often find ourselves under.
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Photo of Phil Haigh, Counsellor in LS2, England
Phil Haigh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS2
Sometimes we can feel a bit broken and not know why. You might feel exhausted worrying about relationships and obsessing over how other people feel about you. Maybe you wish you could feel less needy in romantic relationships, more confident and treat yourself with more respect. It might be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns, working too much or pushing yourself too hard but you don’t seem able to stop. Replaying past events on a loop in bed, you imagine if you could just be better somehow things would be different.
Sometimes we can feel a bit broken and not know why. You might feel exhausted worrying about relationships and obsessing over how other people feel about you. Maybe you wish you could feel less needy in romantic relationships, more confident and treat yourself with more respect. It might be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns, working too much or pushing yourself too hard but you don’t seem able to stop. Replaying past events on a loop in bed, you imagine if you could just be better somehow things would be different.
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Photo of Ewelina Siemieniuk, Counsellor in LS2, England
Ewelina Siemieniuk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2
Feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to choose a therapist? Maybe you are experiencing grief that is all consuming? At times it can be scary to feel so intensely so you need someone that can help you make sense and navigate your feelings and emotions? Or perhaps you are going through changes and transformation which leaves you feeling alone and lost in this new way of being? Looking for someone who can be a witness to who you are becoming? Are you the someone that struggles in relationships and always attracts the same kind of person? Do you need therapist that will show you how to build fulfilling relationship and end those patterns?
Feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to choose a therapist? Maybe you are experiencing grief that is all consuming? At times it can be scary to feel so intensely so you need someone that can help you make sense and navigate your feelings and emotions? Or perhaps you are going through changes and transformation which leaves you feeling alone and lost in this new way of being? Looking for someone who can be a witness to who you are becoming? Are you the someone that struggles in relationships and always attracts the same kind of person? Do you need therapist that will show you how to build fulfilling relationship and end those patterns?
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Photo of David Clancy, Psychotherapist in LS2, England
David Clancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2
People who embark on a psychoanalytically informed therapy attend for a variety of reasons. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, shame or low self esteem, what is important is that the problems have been around for some time and despite our best efforts do not improve by trying to address them on our own. This leaves us feeling stuck and alone, with increasing symptoms and frustrations. The aim of this type of therapy is to not only to help with the conscious symptoms, but to help develop understanding and awareness of what lies beneath the symptoms, enriching our lives and relationships, enabling change.
People who embark on a psychoanalytically informed therapy attend for a variety of reasons. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, shame or low self esteem, what is important is that the problems have been around for some time and despite our best efforts do not improve by trying to address them on our own. This leaves us feeling stuck and alone, with increasing symptoms and frustrations. The aim of this type of therapy is to not only to help with the conscious symptoms, but to help develop understanding and awareness of what lies beneath the symptoms, enriching our lives and relationships, enabling change.
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Photo of Will Jones, Counsellor in LS2, England
Will Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS2
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, numb, unhappy or overwhelmed? Are you struggling in your relationship, at work, after a bereavement or in another part of your life? Through counselling, change can occur, and you can get to the life that you want to lead. I offer a welcoming space where you can talk about your thoughts, feelings, and difficulties without judgement and feel heard.  Together we can explore your issues so that you develop greater awareness and understanding of your situation, options and yourself, and as a result feel more in control, able to make new choices and live a more satisfying life.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, numb, unhappy or overwhelmed? Are you struggling in your relationship, at work, after a bereavement or in another part of your life? Through counselling, change can occur, and you can get to the life that you want to lead. I offer a welcoming space where you can talk about your thoughts, feelings, and difficulties without judgement and feel heard.  Together we can explore your issues so that you develop greater awareness and understanding of your situation, options and yourself, and as a result feel more in control, able to make new choices and live a more satisfying life.
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Photo of Tapiwa Thomas - Pamozi Therapy, Counsellor in LS2, England
Tapiwa Thomas - Pamozi Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2
I am Tapiwa, through experience and training, I know how tough it can be to wade through and unknot the emotions, feeling, despair and everything life throws at you. I’m an integrative practitioner, and as such, I will be drawing on various therapies to support you as we seek to find the answers to the challenges you are facing. It must have taken you a couple of clicks to get here, and very possibly a lot of strength. By looking for support you have made a move towards better health and resilience. I believe that, within all of us, are the answers to the challenges we face.
I am Tapiwa, through experience and training, I know how tough it can be to wade through and unknot the emotions, feeling, despair and everything life throws at you. I’m an integrative practitioner, and as such, I will be drawing on various therapies to support you as we seek to find the answers to the challenges you are facing. It must have taken you a couple of clicks to get here, and very possibly a lot of strength. By looking for support you have made a move towards better health and resilience. I believe that, within all of us, are the answers to the challenges we face.
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Photo of Kai Manchester, Counsellor in LS2, England
Kai Manchester
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2
Hello, I'm The Viking Therapist aka Kai. I'm an experienced, registered Integrative Counsellor & Supervisor. I adapt therapy to suit your individual needs. I provide a tailored, down to earth approach to therapy. The space is calming and confidential, located in the LS1 area of Leeds which benefits from 2 minutes walk from a park and 5 minutes walk from the train station. Offering good transport links and various parking options from on street parking outside the office to a multi storey car park just down the road. I work with wide range of client concerns and also specialise in anxiety disorders. Reach out to discuss your needs.
Hello, I'm The Viking Therapist aka Kai. I'm an experienced, registered Integrative Counsellor & Supervisor. I adapt therapy to suit your individual needs. I provide a tailored, down to earth approach to therapy. The space is calming and confidential, located in the LS1 area of Leeds which benefits from 2 minutes walk from a park and 5 minutes walk from the train station. Offering good transport links and various parking options from on street parking outside the office to a multi storey car park just down the road. I work with wide range of client concerns and also specialise in anxiety disorders. Reach out to discuss your needs.
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Photo of Josh Whaley, Psychotherapist in LS2, England
Josh Whaley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS2
Hi. My name’s Josh. I am a Leeds based Integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor. This means I am not restricted to working in one particular way. So I will adapt the way I work with you to suit you. I work short and long term with adults (18+) in an holistic way, from a humanistic and relational perspective. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, space to pause and reflect on your reasons for choosing to enter therapy, whilst working collaboratively with you towards your hopes for your future self.
Hi. My name’s Josh. I am a Leeds based Integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor. This means I am not restricted to working in one particular way. So I will adapt the way I work with you to suit you. I work short and long term with adults (18+) in an holistic way, from a humanistic and relational perspective. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, space to pause and reflect on your reasons for choosing to enter therapy, whilst working collaboratively with you towards your hopes for your future self.
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Photo of Beverley Woodhead, Counsellor in LS2, England
Beverley Woodhead
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS2
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a professional service to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access some extra help other than talking to family and friends, Counselling will provide time and space for you to be listened to when you need it most. I will provide you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental ethical space working alongside you to identify and focus on your concerns moving towards understanding, acceptance and a changed outlook on life.
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a professional service to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access some extra help other than talking to family and friends, Counselling will provide time and space for you to be listened to when you need it most. I will provide you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental ethical space working alongside you to identify and focus on your concerns moving towards understanding, acceptance and a changed outlook on life.
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Photo of Tim Arnott, Counsellor in LS2, England
Tim Arnott
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS2
Hi there and thank you for viewing my profile. I am a Masters Qualified BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Leeds city centre (LS1) and York (YO41). As a therapist I help individuals talk about their feelings, think about their choices and help them to achieve positive changes in their lives through the counselling process. I use an integrative model of counselling & psychotherapy which involves a wide range of counselling theories such as psychodynamic and person-centred therapy.
Hi there and thank you for viewing my profile. I am a Masters Qualified BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Leeds city centre (LS1) and York (YO41). As a therapist I help individuals talk about their feelings, think about their choices and help them to achieve positive changes in their lives through the counselling process. I use an integrative model of counselling & psychotherapy which involves a wide range of counselling theories such as psychodynamic and person-centred therapy.
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Photo of Head Agenda Leeds, Psychotherapist in LS2, England
Head Agenda Leeds
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS2
Head Agenda is Leeds largest independent award winning centre of excellence. We have over 30 therapists providing counselling, CBT and Psychotherapy by highly trained Members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. We have two clinics in Leeds City Centre on Park Place, five minutes from the train station.
Head Agenda is Leeds largest independent award winning centre of excellence. We have over 30 therapists providing counselling, CBT and Psychotherapy by highly trained Members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. We have two clinics in Leeds City Centre on Park Place, five minutes from the train station.
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Photo of Richard Morris, Counsellor in LS2, England
Richard Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2  (Online Only)
Hi there! It can be really hard making this first step to finding a counsellor who's right for you. I'm a fully-qualified and BACP registered counsellor who works with individuals online or via telephone. If you are looking for help with anxiety, thinking disorders such as OCD, bereavement, issues around sexuality and gender, drop me a line and we can chat about how I can help.
Hi there! It can be really hard making this first step to finding a counsellor who's right for you. I'm a fully-qualified and BACP registered counsellor who works with individuals online or via telephone. If you are looking for help with anxiety, thinking disorders such as OCD, bereavement, issues around sexuality and gender, drop me a line and we can chat about how I can help.
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Amanda Ingram Counselling-Clear Beginnings Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2
My name is Amanda and I am an experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor based in both Leeds and Halifax. I work with individuals and couples providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for counselling and psychotherapy that will enable you to explore in confidence the issues you are finding problematic. Our time together will support you on your journey to overcome the issues which are causing you distress. Counselling appointments are available at my practices in Leeds city centre and at The Piece Hall in Halifax -both counselling practices are just a short walk away from bus and train stations.
My name is Amanda and I am an experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor based in both Leeds and Halifax. I work with individuals and couples providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for counselling and psychotherapy that will enable you to explore in confidence the issues you are finding problematic. Our time together will support you on your journey to overcome the issues which are causing you distress. Counselling appointments are available at my practices in Leeds city centre and at The Piece Hall in Halifax -both counselling practices are just a short walk away from bus and train stations.
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Photo of Niki Stavrianou, Psychotherapist in LS2, England
Niki Stavrianou
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS2
I provide safe, confidential and professional psychological therapy which aims to help people to learn to listen and communicate better with their emotions, reflect on their experiences, understand patterns of thoughts and behaviors which may be problematic, and support themselves by investing on the voyage towards self-awareness and self-care. My empathetic approach doesn’t involve judgments of any kind.
I provide safe, confidential and professional psychological therapy which aims to help people to learn to listen and communicate better with their emotions, reflect on their experiences, understand patterns of thoughts and behaviors which may be problematic, and support themselves by investing on the voyage towards self-awareness and self-care. My empathetic approach doesn’t involve judgments of any kind.
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Photo of Wilma Agatha Asghar, Counsellor in LS2, England
Wilma Agatha Asghar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS2  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor, offering telephone and online sessions. Counselling is the opportunity to sort your thoughts; gives you time to work out what you really feel, the space to consider your options, and decide what you feel is best for you. People come for different reasons, but all wish the same outcomes; to be heard, be understood, feel better and find ways to enjoy their life.
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor, offering telephone and online sessions. Counselling is the opportunity to sort your thoughts; gives you time to work out what you really feel, the space to consider your options, and decide what you feel is best for you. People come for different reasons, but all wish the same outcomes; to be heard, be understood, feel better and find ways to enjoy their life.
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Photo of Halina Julia Hewson, Counsellor in LS2, England
Halina Julia Hewson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS2
Not accepting new clients
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
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Photo of Paul McShane, Counsellor in LS2, England
Paul McShane
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS2
I offer a safe, judgment-free space for people to explore whatever difficult experiences they may be going through. With over 10 years of experience as a counsellor, I have learned that counselling works best when the person feels that they can say the unsayable. My professional experience has taught when it works well counselling provides a way for a person to understand themselves and their situation better, and through that equip them to make clearer decisions and embrace change. I can offer sessions in person, online, or via telephone.
I offer a safe, judgment-free space for people to explore whatever difficult experiences they may be going through. With over 10 years of experience as a counsellor, I have learned that counselling works best when the person feels that they can say the unsayable. My professional experience has taught when it works well counselling provides a way for a person to understand themselves and their situation better, and through that equip them to make clearer decisions and embrace change. I can offer sessions in person, online, or via telephone.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in LS2

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in LS2 who prioritize treating:

93% Self Esteem
89% Anxiety
89% Stress
82% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Bereavement
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Aviva
75% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in LS2 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in LS2?

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.