Photo of Yvonne Bullen, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Yvonne Bullen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
As an experienced Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with warmth, sensitivity and compassion, fully accepting and being present to your unique situation. I realise beginning therapy can feel daunting, but finding someone you feel able to talk to and share your thoughts and feelings with, can bring immense relief; offering you a pathway towards being able to cope better and lead a more contented life. Perhaps you're struggling with depression or anxiety related disorders, experiencing relationship difficulties or have memories of past trauma or a difficult childhood which are impacting on your ability to cope with day to day life?
As an experienced Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with warmth, sensitivity and compassion, fully accepting and being present to your unique situation. I realise beginning therapy can feel daunting, but finding someone you feel able to talk to and share your thoughts and feelings with, can bring immense relief; offering you a pathway towards being able to cope better and lead a more contented life. Perhaps you're struggling with depression or anxiety related disorders, experiencing relationship difficulties or have memories of past trauma or a difficult childhood which are impacting on your ability to cope with day to day life?
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Photo of Colin Keith Johnson, ACC-AC, Counsellor
Colin Keith Johnson
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
01525 654779 View 01525 654779
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Dominic John Naylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi my name is Dominic, thank you for taking time to look at my profile. Emotional disturbance can be lonely and painful, I'm here to listen and let you know that you are not alone. I focus on working together to create a clearer understanding of unhealthy feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I help and encourage you to develop skills which in turn give you healthier ways to view life's challenges both personally and professionally. These skills strengthen your self acceptance and promote positive, healthy, emotional change and wellbeing.
Hi my name is Dominic, thank you for taking time to look at my profile. Emotional disturbance can be lonely and painful, I'm here to listen and let you know that you are not alone. I focus on working together to create a clearer understanding of unhealthy feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I help and encourage you to develop skills which in turn give you healthier ways to view life's challenges both personally and professionally. These skills strengthen your self acceptance and promote positive, healthy, emotional change and wellbeing.
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Photo of Stacy Holland, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Stacy Holland
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have a heart for those who haven't felt heard or understood and I will treat what you share with the utmost care. I can offer you compassion where maybe you feel you haven't received it before, or maybe you feel like you don't deserve it because that internal voice tells you you are not good enough. I can help you discover the roots of that voice, weakening its influence over you and allowing you to build a new voice that is encouraging and supportive. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard, what you think and how you feel really is important to me.
I have a heart for those who haven't felt heard or understood and I will treat what you share with the utmost care. I can offer you compassion where maybe you feel you haven't received it before, or maybe you feel like you don't deserve it because that internal voice tells you you are not good enough. I can help you discover the roots of that voice, weakening its influence over you and allowing you to build a new voice that is encouraging and supportive. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard, what you think and how you feel really is important to me.
01525 659958 View 01525 659958
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Holly Brockwell
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
REDUCED-FEE Sexual and Relationship Therapy. I am an accredited Psychotherapist specialising in Psychosexual Therapy. I have 16 years’ experience in the Psychotherapy field working with a wide range of emotional and mental health problems. Having seen the way common problems such as anxiety and depression can adversely impact intimacy - I decided to undertake Advanced training in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT Accredited), at the Tavistock Centre in London.
REDUCED-FEE Sexual and Relationship Therapy. I am an accredited Psychotherapist specialising in Psychosexual Therapy. I have 16 years’ experience in the Psychotherapy field working with a wide range of emotional and mental health problems. Having seen the way common problems such as anxiety and depression can adversely impact intimacy - I decided to undertake Advanced training in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT Accredited), at the Tavistock Centre in London.
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Photo of Sonia L George, MBACP, Counsellor
Sonia L George
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7  (Online Only)
I believe that counselling provides an opportunity for people facing difficult challenges in their lives to talk through their feelings and be empowered to find their own solutions in a safe and relaxed environment and at a pace,​ they are comfortable with. I listen to people empathetically in a non-judgemental manner to assist them to look at their problems.
I believe that counselling provides an opportunity for people facing difficult challenges in their lives to talk through their feelings and be empowered to find their own solutions in a safe and relaxed environment and at a pace,​ they are comfortable with. I listen to people empathetically in a non-judgemental manner to assist them to look at their problems.
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Photo of Patricia Downing, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Patricia Downing
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
You may be looking for a counsellor/psychotherapist who can work with you if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms, relationship issues or major life changes...with a range of skills and over 17 years experience of offering therapy, I can provide a safe space to explore and make sense of these challenges.
You may be looking for a counsellor/psychotherapist who can work with you if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms, relationship issues or major life changes...with a range of skills and over 17 years experience of offering therapy, I can provide a safe space to explore and make sense of these challenges.
01525 304637 View 01525 304637
Photo of Sithembisile Thembie Mapingire, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Sithembisile Thembie Mapingire
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life is a journey that can be challenging and overwhelming. Sometimes presenting you with unexpected difficult experiences that require you to talk to someone outside of yourself, friends, and family. Acknowledging you need help and getting the right counselor is half the battle won. I will support you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Depression, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, trauma, bereavement, and abuse can leave you feeling helpless and alone. That is when you need to talk to a counselor and feel understood.
Life is a journey that can be challenging and overwhelming. Sometimes presenting you with unexpected difficult experiences that require you to talk to someone outside of yourself, friends, and family. Acknowledging you need help and getting the right counselor is half the battle won. I will support you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Depression, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, trauma, bereavement, and abuse can leave you feeling helpless and alone. That is when you need to talk to a counselor and feel understood.
01525 308513 View 01525 308513
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Kath Attwood couples & Individual counsellor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
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Photo of Lisa Ruxton, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Lisa Ruxton
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leighton Buzzard LU7  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Psychotherapist offering support to those seeking help in life. It may be difficulties in your relationship(s), work life, studies or a loss of meaning or connection that have brought you here. You might be stuck in ways of behaving, thinking and reacting that causes you and others to suffer and unsure how it's possible to be free from this. Whatever is happening things 'can' be worked through, self-awareness can be gained and new realisations found which often leads to more freedom and enjoyment in life and relationships. I provide an empathic, supportive relationship where you can explore this possibility.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist offering support to those seeking help in life. It may be difficulties in your relationship(s), work life, studies or a loss of meaning or connection that have brought you here. You might be stuck in ways of behaving, thinking and reacting that causes you and others to suffer and unsure how it's possible to be free from this. Whatever is happening things 'can' be worked through, self-awareness can be gained and new realisations found which often leads to more freedom and enjoyment in life and relationships. I provide an empathic, supportive relationship where you can explore this possibility.
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Dr Hanna Yousefzadeh
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7  (Online Only)
Hi there! Finding the right Psychologist can feel daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start, so let me begin by telling you a little bit about me. I am a Clinical Psychologist who has worked within the field of psychology for over 10 years. This experience has spanned across a variety of mental health services, working with adults, children, and families to support with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, phobias and OCD), low self-esteem, depression, anger, disordered eating, school refusal and attachment/relational difficulties.
Hi there! Finding the right Psychologist can feel daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start, so let me begin by telling you a little bit about me. I am a Clinical Psychologist who has worked within the field of psychology for over 10 years. This experience has spanned across a variety of mental health services, working with adults, children, and families to support with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, phobias and OCD), low self-esteem, depression, anger, disordered eating, school refusal and attachment/relational difficulties.
01525 654813 View 01525 654813
Photo of Sumeet Grover, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Sumeet Grover
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
The experience of coming for therapy is an opportunity for you to discover for the first (or subsequent) time in life that you can let go of all the judgements, the fear and hesitation, and begin to talk about what is bothering you. We become wounded within a sense of connectedness - in families, relationships, friendships and society - and paradoxically it is within a sense of connectedness that we can begin to heal. Healing the emotional brain takes time, but it is a creative and deeply fulfilling process that brings wonderful gifts with itself. I help my clients to begin to feel more balanced and calm within their mind and body.
The experience of coming for therapy is an opportunity for you to discover for the first (or subsequent) time in life that you can let go of all the judgements, the fear and hesitation, and begin to talk about what is bothering you. We become wounded within a sense of connectedness - in families, relationships, friendships and society - and paradoxically it is within a sense of connectedness that we can begin to heal. Healing the emotional brain takes time, but it is a creative and deeply fulfilling process that brings wonderful gifts with itself. I help my clients to begin to feel more balanced and calm within their mind and body.
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Lucy Anne McGroarty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Perhaps you feel stuck, unable to focus or are struggling to overcome a challenge in your life. Perhaps goals feel easy to decide on but hard to stick to. Perhaps the same old thoughts keep running through your mind and you feel the cycle of negativity is ever lasting. Counselling can be the first step to overcome difficulties and address barriers getting in the way of moving forwards. Counselling can offer the space needed to reflect on what’s preventing positive change in your life. Counselling can help you find the tools you always possessed but needed some help finding to help you live a more fulfilling life.
Perhaps you feel stuck, unable to focus or are struggling to overcome a challenge in your life. Perhaps goals feel easy to decide on but hard to stick to. Perhaps the same old thoughts keep running through your mind and you feel the cycle of negativity is ever lasting. Counselling can be the first step to overcome difficulties and address barriers getting in the way of moving forwards. Counselling can offer the space needed to reflect on what’s preventing positive change in your life. Counselling can help you find the tools you always possessed but needed some help finding to help you live a more fulfilling life.
01525 659531 View 01525 659531
Photo of Gay Lane, MBACP, Counsellor
Gay Lane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a person centred counsellor located in Bedfordshire. I have worked with a range of issues including domestic abuse, social anxiety, low self esteem, depression to name but a few. As a person centred therapist I respect my clients autonomy whilst working in a safe empathic and non-judgemental way. Building a therapeutic alliance with my clients enabling them to feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings.
I am a person centred counsellor located in Bedfordshire. I have worked with a range of issues including domestic abuse, social anxiety, low self esteem, depression to name but a few. As a person centred therapist I respect my clients autonomy whilst working in a safe empathic and non-judgemental way. Building a therapeutic alliance with my clients enabling them to feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings.
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Photo of Dawn Woosley, MBACP, Counsellor
Dawn Woosley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, Over the past 14 years,i and my practice has helped  individuals and couples with issues including: trauma, bereavement, generalized anxiety, depression, low self esteem, OCD, problem drinking and drug use, personality disorder, anger management, work-related stress, as well as many couples seeking help with relationship breakdowns, difficulties and changes. We can help you through difficult experiences you are having; develop skills and self confidence; adjust to changed circumstances; think through tough decisions; understand yourself better; deal with problem thoughts, behavior or relationships; face past painful issues
Hi, Over the past 14 years,i and my practice has helped  individuals and couples with issues including: trauma, bereavement, generalized anxiety, depression, low self esteem, OCD, problem drinking and drug use, personality disorder, anger management, work-related stress, as well as many couples seeking help with relationship breakdowns, difficulties and changes. We can help you through difficult experiences you are having; develop skills and self confidence; adjust to changed circumstances; think through tough decisions; understand yourself better; deal with problem thoughts, behavior or relationships; face past painful issues
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Photo of Deeann Press, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Deeann Press
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
01582 349523 View 01582 349523
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Chloe Anne Schiff
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi I'm Chloe and I'm pleased to introduce myself to you. After qualifying as a therapeutic counsellor in 2013 I have worked in charities supporting survivors of sexual abuse, I have worked with local authorities supporting families and in schools supporting parents and children with a range of issues including relationship difficulties and behaviour problems. I have a keen interest in working with individuals around relationships struggles.
Hi I'm Chloe and I'm pleased to introduce myself to you. After qualifying as a therapeutic counsellor in 2013 I have worked in charities supporting survivors of sexual abuse, I have worked with local authorities supporting families and in schools supporting parents and children with a range of issues including relationship difficulties and behaviour problems. I have a keen interest in working with individuals around relationships struggles.
01908 082401 View 01908 082401
Photo of Debbie McCool, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Debbie McCool
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello and Welcome, I provide counselling to adults, Couples, teens and young people. We can work together to build self-confidence and empower you to live the life you truly desire. Rather than giving you advice, my approach revolves around active listening and gentle support, encouraging you to uncover fresh perspectives and insights. Together, we will explore your concerns and work towards finding the solutions that align with your unique circumstances. I work with clients facing the demands of a range of issues and emotions. I also work with parents and carers who would like to develop a deeper relationship with their children.
Hello and Welcome, I provide counselling to adults, Couples, teens and young people. We can work together to build self-confidence and empower you to live the life you truly desire. Rather than giving you advice, my approach revolves around active listening and gentle support, encouraging you to uncover fresh perspectives and insights. Together, we will explore your concerns and work towards finding the solutions that align with your unique circumstances. I work with clients facing the demands of a range of issues and emotions. I also work with parents and carers who would like to develop a deeper relationship with their children.
01442 504498 View 01442 504498
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Laura Alcock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
01908 983687 View 01908 983687
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Clive Deeks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
01296 254512 View 01296 254512

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in LU7

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in LU7 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
89% Stress
84% Bereavement
82% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aviva
82% Bupa
64% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in LU7 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in LU7?

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.