Counselling in Balmoral, Belfast

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Rachel Ferguson
MSc
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Waitlist for new clients
I am a mental health nurse with just under 10 years experience working within mental health services. I have gained quality experience by working in various specialist mental health teams within the NHS. I provide psychological assessments, evidenced based interventions and I tailor support packages to children, adolescents and families. I have undertaken numerous professional training courses and attend regular clinical supervision in order to refine my skills.
I am a mental health nurse with just under 10 years experience working within mental health services. I have gained quality experience by working in various specialist mental health teams within the NHS. I provide psychological assessments, evidenced based interventions and I tailor support packages to children, adolescents and families. I have undertaken numerous professional training courses and attend regular clinical supervision in order to refine my skills.
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Chris Tennyson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist working with young people and adults with a range of difficulties. I have held posts working with people with a range of mental health difficulties as well as those adjusting to physical ill health and disability. I am an integrative practitioner, incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic and attachment theories, as well as cognitive models such as CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have also completed training in Autism diagnostic assessment (ADOS-2 and DISCO) and have over four years experience in completing diagnostic assessments for ASD within multi-disciplinary teams.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist working with young people and adults with a range of difficulties. I have held posts working with people with a range of mental health difficulties as well as those adjusting to physical ill health and disability. I am an integrative practitioner, incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic and attachment theories, as well as cognitive models such as CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have also completed training in Autism diagnostic assessment (ADOS-2 and DISCO) and have over four years experience in completing diagnostic assessments for ASD within multi-disciplinary teams.
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Healthy Mind Coaching
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Life Coaching - Mental Wellbeing CBT & Mindset Coaching. Are you anxious, stressed, worried, stuck or uncertain about your future? I will help you to get your life back on track and get to where you want to be with our unique way of working & talking with you and giving you practical help by way of integrating challenges into your days & week to allow you to try different approaches to doing things in your life. Helping you to change your perspective and perceptions (Mindset) to take on your issues, concerns or difficulties more on your own terms to achieve better success outcomes in your life.
Life Coaching - Mental Wellbeing CBT & Mindset Coaching. Are you anxious, stressed, worried, stuck or uncertain about your future? I will help you to get your life back on track and get to where you want to be with our unique way of working & talking with you and giving you practical help by way of integrating challenges into your days & week to allow you to try different approaches to doing things in your life. Helping you to change your perspective and perceptions (Mindset) to take on your issues, concerns or difficulties more on your own terms to achieve better success outcomes in your life.
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Emma Therese Bourquin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and at times we can all feel in need of support. Counselling gives you the space to explore feelings and reflect upon your life in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. I have 10 years experience working in mental health and wellbeing. I have experience of working with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, family, life transitions, bereavement, post natal depression, work/career stress, learning disability, young people, children (school age-primary and secondary). I have also worked with adults and young people with autism and their families.
Life can be challenging and at times we can all feel in need of support. Counselling gives you the space to explore feelings and reflect upon your life in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. I have 10 years experience working in mental health and wellbeing. I have experience of working with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, family, life transitions, bereavement, post natal depression, work/career stress, learning disability, young people, children (school age-primary and secondary). I have also worked with adults and young people with autism and their families.
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James Kernan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
I am a fully qualified Counsellor/ Psychological therapist I am also a Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have full registration with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Through my work with clients I have developed a growing passion in helping people find comfort with issues around addiction, relationship, mental health, sexuality and gender concerns. My work has often been with clients who seek deeper psychotherapeutic reflections on their predicaments. I accompany clients in embracing their vulnerability, tackling their perfectionism, need for certainty, and black and white thinking.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor/ Psychological therapist I am also a Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have full registration with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Through my work with clients I have developed a growing passion in helping people find comfort with issues around addiction, relationship, mental health, sexuality and gender concerns. My work has often been with clients who seek deeper psychotherapeutic reflections on their predicaments. I accompany clients in embracing their vulnerability, tackling their perfectionism, need for certainty, and black and white thinking.
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Belfast Psychology Services Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Welcome to Belfast Psychology Services. Please visit www.belfastpsychologyservices.com, go to the "book a consultation" page and schedule a date and time for your 15 minute call. Our therapists offer psychological support for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and trauma. Support is also offered for neurodevelopmental disorders including Tourette Syndrome (TS) and vocal and motor tics. ​ In addition, the service offers diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 (ADOS-2).
Welcome to Belfast Psychology Services. Please visit www.belfastpsychologyservices.com, go to the "book a consultation" page and schedule a date and time for your 15 minute call. Our therapists offer psychological support for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and trauma. Support is also offered for neurodevelopmental disorders including Tourette Syndrome (TS) and vocal and motor tics. ​ In addition, the service offers diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 (ADOS-2).
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Jean McMinn
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Please check out my website - www.jeanmcminntherapy.co.uk - I believe that it is important for the client to feel secure and able to talk about whatever issues are troubling them. I aim to provide a supportive and responsive environment in which we can make sense of your particular difficulties. Understanding the impact of past experience on the present helps to increase self esteem and allows you to make important positive changes in your life. Counselling can help you to free yourself from limiting self beliefs, so you are free to move on in life and have more fulfilling relationships and satisfaction, health and strength.
Please check out my website - www.jeanmcminntherapy.co.uk - I believe that it is important for the client to feel secure and able to talk about whatever issues are troubling them. I aim to provide a supportive and responsive environment in which we can make sense of your particular difficulties. Understanding the impact of past experience on the present helps to increase self esteem and allows you to make important positive changes in your life. Counselling can help you to free yourself from limiting self beliefs, so you are free to move on in life and have more fulfilling relationships and satisfaction, health and strength.
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Kevin McFaul
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist trained in providing psychological assessments and tailored interventions for children, adolescents and adults. CBT helps to provide clients with a deeper understanding of difficult emotions which can be overwhelming and impact on day to day life. This is achieved by collaboratively exploring life events, patterns of thinking and examining behaviours which may intensify unwanted feelings. By learning to challenge unhelpful thinking and behaving, clients can begin to achieve their therapeutic goals and develop an understanding of how to address future difficulties.
I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist trained in providing psychological assessments and tailored interventions for children, adolescents and adults. CBT helps to provide clients with a deeper understanding of difficult emotions which can be overwhelming and impact on day to day life. This is achieved by collaboratively exploring life events, patterns of thinking and examining behaviours which may intensify unwanted feelings. By learning to challenge unhelpful thinking and behaving, clients can begin to achieve their therapeutic goals and develop an understanding of how to address future difficulties.
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Louise Doran
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and am passionate about mental health, emotional regulation and empowering people to bring about change in order to live a more fulfilling life. It is a natural part of life to find yourself struggling, however there is no need to feel alone. Seeking out a professional who can offer a safe, supportive space to help you find a way to move forward is already a tangible step towards change. I have therapeutic experience in working with a wide variety of issues and can offer a warm atmosphere where I will invite you to explore what’s going on for you and look at how you could bring about change.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and am passionate about mental health, emotional regulation and empowering people to bring about change in order to live a more fulfilling life. It is a natural part of life to find yourself struggling, however there is no need to feel alone. Seeking out a professional who can offer a safe, supportive space to help you find a way to move forward is already a tangible step towards change. I have therapeutic experience in working with a wide variety of issues and can offer a warm atmosphere where I will invite you to explore what’s going on for you and look at how you could bring about change.
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Flora Todaro Luck
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
An Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling will help you and your partner to: -Identify the distressing, repeating interactions that make a couple feel stuck in an unhappy cycle. -Understand the feelings that underlie such negative interaction. - Create new patterns of interaction that brings you closer and strengthens your precious bond. -Build a more positive, constructive relationship that is the basis for a happy relationship. Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling is for couples who want to break away from the cycle of arguing, blaming, silence, and frustration.
An Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling will help you and your partner to: -Identify the distressing, repeating interactions that make a couple feel stuck in an unhappy cycle. -Understand the feelings that underlie such negative interaction. - Create new patterns of interaction that brings you closer and strengthens your precious bond. -Build a more positive, constructive relationship that is the basis for a happy relationship. Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling is for couples who want to break away from the cycle of arguing, blaming, silence, and frustration.
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Laura Heatley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
I am an accredited Integrative counsellor with 9 years experience in working with adults. Being integrative allows me to draw from various counselling approaches depending on specific needs and things you may be finding difficult. My aim is to collaborate with you in finding solutions to any issues that are preventing you from living your life in the way you would like and to help you work towards your personal goals. I offer a confidential non-judgmental counselling space for you to explore any issues/problems that may be causing you stress or anxiety and help you find new ways to live your life more effectively.
I am an accredited Integrative counsellor with 9 years experience in working with adults. Being integrative allows me to draw from various counselling approaches depending on specific needs and things you may be finding difficult. My aim is to collaborate with you in finding solutions to any issues that are preventing you from living your life in the way you would like and to help you work towards your personal goals. I offer a confidential non-judgmental counselling space for you to explore any issues/problems that may be causing you stress or anxiety and help you find new ways to live your life more effectively.
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Charlie McDonald
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist who cares deeply about helping my clients to find their way towards stability. My experience to date has involved working with people who have recognised they no longer want to continue to feel anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and stuck. The stories that we tell to ourselves about ourselves can be our greatest undoing. The shame and pain that is contained in those stories can be suffocating. In therapy I offer a non-judgemental and compassionate space to begin untangling and understanding the roots of these feelings.
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist who cares deeply about helping my clients to find their way towards stability. My experience to date has involved working with people who have recognised they no longer want to continue to feel anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and stuck. The stories that we tell to ourselves about ourselves can be our greatest undoing. The shame and pain that is contained in those stories can be suffocating. In therapy I offer a non-judgemental and compassionate space to begin untangling and understanding the roots of these feelings.
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Margaret Mulholland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Effective counselling and mindfulness can help us lead a fuller life with increased self-awareness. With this growing awareness, we have the potential to identify patterns of behaviour, make different choices and create a more purposeful and satisfying way of being.
Effective counselling and mindfulness can help us lead a fuller life with increased self-awareness. With this growing awareness, we have the potential to identify patterns of behaviour, make different choices and create a more purposeful and satisfying way of being.
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Justin Bradley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Hi. Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP. I am an integrative therapist which caters for the individual needs of each client I work with. I am also an EMDR practitioner which is a highly effective treatment which enables the client to reconcile the maladaptive thoughts and feelings connected to trauma. I firmly believe a strong therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor can pave the way to successful and rewarding therapeutic change. Feel free to visit my website, justinbradleytherapy.com
Hi. Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP. I am an integrative therapist which caters for the individual needs of each client I work with. I am also an EMDR practitioner which is a highly effective treatment which enables the client to reconcile the maladaptive thoughts and feelings connected to trauma. I firmly believe a strong therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor can pave the way to successful and rewarding therapeutic change. Feel free to visit my website, justinbradleytherapy.com
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Nat Creighton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
I offer long and short term therapy with a specialism in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have a strong belief that people should be able to define life on their own terms and find their own meaning. I am interested in helping clients examine what can get in the way of that, whether it is personal history, external pressures, feelings of shame, or expectations of what is and isn’t normal. I want to help you discover what is important to you. I believe that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available to us.
I offer long and short term therapy with a specialism in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have a strong belief that people should be able to define life on their own terms and find their own meaning. I am interested in helping clients examine what can get in the way of that, whether it is personal history, external pressures, feelings of shame, or expectations of what is and isn’t normal. I want to help you discover what is important to you. I believe that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available to us.
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Alanna Kierans
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced and compassionate Clinical Psychologist dedicated to supporting people through times of challenge and emotional distress. Through our work together, we will reflect on your experiences to create an understanding of your difficulties that is informed by psychological theory. This understanding, along with clarification of your goals for therapy, will then guide your psychological therapy plan. My aim is always to provide you with the knowledge and skills to reach a point where you no longer need me!
I am an experienced and compassionate Clinical Psychologist dedicated to supporting people through times of challenge and emotional distress. Through our work together, we will reflect on your experiences to create an understanding of your difficulties that is informed by psychological theory. This understanding, along with clarification of your goals for therapy, will then guide your psychological therapy plan. My aim is always to provide you with the knowledge and skills to reach a point where you no longer need me!
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Dr Andrew Mc Gibbon
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Waitlist for new clients
I work therapeutically with Children, Adolescents, Parents and Young People up to 25. I help with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, school difficulties, social isolation and identity issues. My experience includes 20 years working in the NHS within The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. I also offer Supervision to professionals.
I work therapeutically with Children, Adolescents, Parents and Young People up to 25. I help with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, school difficulties, social isolation and identity issues. My experience includes 20 years working in the NHS within The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. I also offer Supervision to professionals.
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Elaine O'Donovan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT7
There are many reasons for thinking about coming to counselling. You may need to talk to a counsellor because of how you feel, eg. anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or low. You may need support with a situation you are going through, have a relationship issue with a partner, family or friends, or have something that has happened in the past that still affects you. Whatever the reasons, counselling helps by giving you or a loved one the time and space to talk about it and work things out with a professional counsellor by your side, in a safe, confidential, warm and empathic environment.
There are many reasons for thinking about coming to counselling. You may need to talk to a counsellor because of how you feel, eg. anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or low. You may need support with a situation you are going through, have a relationship issue with a partner, family or friends, or have something that has happened in the past that still affects you. Whatever the reasons, counselling helps by giving you or a loved one the time and space to talk about it and work things out with a professional counsellor by your side, in a safe, confidential, warm and empathic environment.
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Isobel McGill
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmoral, Belfast BT7
I am a qualified registered counsellor working in the Belfast and Bangor areas. I provide a comfortable and supportive safe space for you to explore any unresolved issues past or present. Whilst we cannot change difficult events from the past, we can work together to better understand and work through the challenges that you are experiencing in your life. Together we can develop an awareness of patterns of negative behavior and perceptions that may be leaving you feeling anxious or depressed. The symptoms of your distress can show in a physical and psychological way.
I am a qualified registered counsellor working in the Belfast and Bangor areas. I provide a comfortable and supportive safe space for you to explore any unresolved issues past or present. Whilst we cannot change difficult events from the past, we can work together to better understand and work through the challenges that you are experiencing in your life. Together we can develop an awareness of patterns of negative behavior and perceptions that may be leaving you feeling anxious or depressed. The symptoms of your distress can show in a physical and psychological way.
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Mary Lavelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Summoning the courage to talk to a professional about what is distressing us can be the most difficult, but also the most powerful step towards improving our wellbeing and our lives to a standard that we are more satisfied with and that we deserve. I aim to create a space where the client feels safe, whilst also communicating trust, compassion and understanding so that I may understand what their current experience is truly like for them. I integrate various schools and models of therapy, which I have assessed, are the best intervention for a client in each session and closely monitor their reaction to these.
Summoning the courage to talk to a professional about what is distressing us can be the most difficult, but also the most powerful step towards improving our wellbeing and our lives to a standard that we are more satisfied with and that we deserve. I aim to create a space where the client feels safe, whilst also communicating trust, compassion and understanding so that I may understand what their current experience is truly like for them. I integrate various schools and models of therapy, which I have assessed, are the best intervention for a client in each session and closely monitor their reaction to these.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Balmoral, Belfast

80+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Balmoral, Belfast who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
82% Stress
69% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% AXA PPP
52% Aviva
48% Bupa

How Counsellors in Balmoral, Belfast see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Balmoral, Belfast?

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.