Counselling in Comber

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Amanda Rafferty
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Comber BT23
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel that you are at a stage in your life where you want to make some changes? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and feel you could benefit from having confidential, independent and neutral support to work through particular issues in your life? By working along side you, I can help you to try to work through the issues that are troubling you. The counselling relationship is one where I will listen to you without judging you. I will try to understand things from your point of view and I will provide a safe space where you will be heard. Our relationship will aim to provide clarity around the issues that concern you.
Do you feel that you are at a stage in your life where you want to make some changes? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and feel you could benefit from having confidential, independent and neutral support to work through particular issues in your life? By working along side you, I can help you to try to work through the issues that are troubling you. The counselling relationship is one where I will listen to you without judging you. I will try to understand things from your point of view and I will provide a safe space where you will be heard. Our relationship will aim to provide clarity around the issues that concern you.
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Quiet Mind Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Comber BT23
There are times in everyone’s lives which can be really tough, such as experiencing depression, ongoing anxiety, low self-esteem, loss or too many things happening at once and the body has got stuck on feeling 'what is going to happen next' . I am professionally trained to Masters level in Counselling Psychology and have a passion for counselling and psychology. I offer a confidential space, which encompasses warmth, kindness and openness to give individuals the opportunity to discuss emotional concerns.
There are times in everyone’s lives which can be really tough, such as experiencing depression, ongoing anxiety, low self-esteem, loss or too many things happening at once and the body has got stuck on feeling 'what is going to happen next' . I am professionally trained to Masters level in Counselling Psychology and have a passion for counselling and psychology. I offer a confidential space, which encompasses warmth, kindness and openness to give individuals the opportunity to discuss emotional concerns.
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Catrina Mcevoy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Comber BT23
I have been working as a Counsellor for ten years and I love my work. Supporting, encouraging, working together with client issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, sexuality, self-harm; bringing awareness, understanding, strength, courage, hope by integrating techniques which respect the individual needs of the client, empowering the client to connect with their own strengths and values, helping to take back control of their lives.
I have been working as a Counsellor for ten years and I love my work. Supporting, encouraging, working together with client issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, sexuality, self-harm; bringing awareness, understanding, strength, courage, hope by integrating techniques which respect the individual needs of the client, empowering the client to connect with their own strengths and values, helping to take back control of their lives.
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Vanessa Haynes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Comber BT23
Hello, thank you for reading. I am Vanessa and I am a person-centred, psycho-dynamic counsellor working with both short and long-term clients. We all experience difficulties in life and sometimes we need a bit of help from a trusted person outside of friends and family. Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression or feeling a loss of purpose we can explore your challenges together. I work with adult survivors of childhood trauma, often described as adverse childhood experiences. I am also hearing-impairment aware. Hearing loss can come with feelings of shame and isolation – and can significantly impact our ability to connect.
Hello, thank you for reading. I am Vanessa and I am a person-centred, psycho-dynamic counsellor working with both short and long-term clients. We all experience difficulties in life and sometimes we need a bit of help from a trusted person outside of friends and family. Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression or feeling a loss of purpose we can explore your challenges together. I work with adult survivors of childhood trauma, often described as adverse childhood experiences. I am also hearing-impairment aware. Hearing loss can come with feelings of shame and isolation – and can significantly impact our ability to connect.
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First Step Counselling, Adults, Couples and CYP
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1
Thank you for visiting my page please check out my website- www.firststepcounselling.uk. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is combined approaches that blends elements of different theories. Tailoring my approach to you, there are many ways in which we can explore your individual experience together. My goal is to help you deal with issues or problems you might be having. working together in a safe and confidential place, we can make positive change in your life. In counselling, I can help you see things in different way, will guide you and facilitate your needs to help you feel better.
Thank you for visiting my page please check out my website- www.firststepcounselling.uk. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is combined approaches that blends elements of different theories. Tailoring my approach to you, there are many ways in which we can explore your individual experience together. My goal is to help you deal with issues or problems you might be having. working together in a safe and confidential place, we can make positive change in your life. In counselling, I can help you see things in different way, will guide you and facilitate your needs to help you feel better.
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Lauren Gamble
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtownards BT22
Hello, my name is Lauren and I am an Integrative counsellor, which means I draw from different psychological approaches depending on your needs and goals. This is to offer you a unique and tailored experience through collaboration to facilitate your desired change. I offer a holistic, non-judgemental safe space allowing you to explore and gain greater insight into your thoughts, feelings, and fears with the aim to promote stress management, coping strategies, self-care, and healing. I have experience with CBT, anxiety, depression, stress, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, bereavement, relationships, infidelity, trauma and PTSD.
Hello, my name is Lauren and I am an Integrative counsellor, which means I draw from different psychological approaches depending on your needs and goals. This is to offer you a unique and tailored experience through collaboration to facilitate your desired change. I offer a holistic, non-judgemental safe space allowing you to explore and gain greater insight into your thoughts, feelings, and fears with the aim to promote stress management, coping strategies, self-care, and healing. I have experience with CBT, anxiety, depression, stress, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, bereavement, relationships, infidelity, trauma and PTSD.
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Helen McCune
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newtownards BT23
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I work with adults both online and in person, providing a safe space to explore & openly discuss issues they're struggling with. My sessions are tailored to you aiming to provide support to face challenging issues that arise, allowing you to progress & get the most out of life.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I work with adults both online and in person, providing a safe space to explore & openly discuss issues they're struggling with. My sessions are tailored to you aiming to provide support to face challenging issues that arise, allowing you to progress & get the most out of life.
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Ceara Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and I work collaboratively with my clients, helping them to understand their difficulties, make sense of their experiences, develop ways of coping and live with more ease. My work is informed by a range of psychological theories and models, choosing the most helpful approach to suit the individual e.g. Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Family Therapy/Systemic informed work.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and I work collaboratively with my clients, helping them to understand their difficulties, make sense of their experiences, develop ways of coping and live with more ease. My work is informed by a range of psychological theories and models, choosing the most helpful approach to suit the individual e.g. Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Family Therapy/Systemic informed work.
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Counsellor, Mother-Daughter Coach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT8
Counsellor and Mother-Daughter Coach. Hi my name is Cathy I specialise in offering a range of therapies to teens or young adults who may be struggling with exam stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexuality, identity and the many other issues commonly faced by these age groups. I have gained substantial experience helping young people with their problems across the schools counselling service in Primary, Post Primary and Special Education. I also work with adults on a range of Mental Health problems such as anxiety, depression, panic and stress, within the Community, Voluntary Sector and Private Practice.
Counsellor and Mother-Daughter Coach. Hi my name is Cathy I specialise in offering a range of therapies to teens or young adults who may be struggling with exam stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexuality, identity and the many other issues commonly faced by these age groups. I have gained substantial experience helping young people with their problems across the schools counselling service in Primary, Post Primary and Special Education. I also work with adults on a range of Mental Health problems such as anxiety, depression, panic and stress, within the Community, Voluntary Sector and Private Practice.
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Louanne Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20  (Online Only)
I work with couples, individuals, older people & young people. You will experience a safe & secure environment in which to explore the areas of your life that are important to you. Irrespective of what has happened to you or when life experiences impacted you I invite you to take time with me to gain a deeper understanding of the events that have taken place & of the relationships that may cause challenges. You may have very clear goals, hopes & expectations in mind & together we will work to find ways of realising them. Or you may not yet know what you hope for & that's fine too - together we will work it out.
I work with couples, individuals, older people & young people. You will experience a safe & secure environment in which to explore the areas of your life that are important to you. Irrespective of what has happened to you or when life experiences impacted you I invite you to take time with me to gain a deeper understanding of the events that have taken place & of the relationships that may cause challenges. You may have very clear goals, hopes & expectations in mind & together we will work to find ways of realising them. Or you may not yet know what you hope for & that's fine too - together we will work it out.
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MJR Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Services (CBT)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9  (Online Only)
Acknowledging that something doesn't feel quite right and that we may need help and support can be very challenging for us to accept. In a world where anxiety, stress and depression seem all consuming, it can be hard to see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Thats were exploring your difficulties with a trained professional can help. Working together as a team, we will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals in therapy and equip you with the tools to become your own therapist.
Acknowledging that something doesn't feel quite right and that we may need help and support can be very challenging for us to accept. In a world where anxiety, stress and depression seem all consuming, it can be hard to see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Thats were exploring your difficulties with a trained professional can help. Working together as a team, we will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals in therapy and equip you with the tools to become your own therapist.
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Carole Chambers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belfast BT8
Hi I'm Carole, thanks for checking out my profile. I have always been interested in people, how we all experience our world, and how life events affect us. I understand that we can have difficulties with thoughts, feelings, circumstances and relationships leading to confusion, low self esteem, lack of confidence, stress and difficulty coping with life. The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic have resulted in more stressful situations, with less effective coping skills, due to isolation, bereavement, fear and lack of opportunity to look after our mental health as we previously did. I understand your experience is unique to you.
Hi I'm Carole, thanks for checking out my profile. I have always been interested in people, how we all experience our world, and how life events affect us. I understand that we can have difficulties with thoughts, feelings, circumstances and relationships leading to confusion, low self esteem, lack of confidence, stress and difficulty coping with life. The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic have resulted in more stressful situations, with less effective coping skills, due to isolation, bereavement, fear and lack of opportunity to look after our mental health as we previously did. I understand your experience is unique to you.
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Cara Swanston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
I am an experienced therapist, using talking, sand play, CBT and horses ( Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist) to work with anxiety, depression and all mental health challenges with years of experience working with neuordiversity. Sometimes in life, we are thrown a curve ball, and our challenges become to tough for us to handle alone. These are the times that counselling can help. Counselling can provide a safe, totally non-judgmental, and confidential space for you to explore and work through these challenges. Improving your sense of emotional contentment, physical health and connection to the world.
I am an experienced therapist, using talking, sand play, CBT and horses ( Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist) to work with anxiety, depression and all mental health challenges with years of experience working with neuordiversity. Sometimes in life, we are thrown a curve ball, and our challenges become to tough for us to handle alone. These are the times that counselling can help. Counselling can provide a safe, totally non-judgmental, and confidential space for you to explore and work through these challenges. Improving your sense of emotional contentment, physical health and connection to the world.
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Michael Walton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT8
If you are in the process of considering counselling/psychotherapy then finding the right therapist is the most important decision to make. Research shows positive therapeutic outcomes are based on the relationship between therapist and client. A good way of assessing if we can work well together is attending a free of charge session; no commitment beyond this, to see if I can help you to identify further what your needs are.
If you are in the process of considering counselling/psychotherapy then finding the right therapist is the most important decision to make. Research shows positive therapeutic outcomes are based on the relationship between therapist and client. A good way of assessing if we can work well together is attending a free of charge session; no commitment beyond this, to see if I can help you to identify further what your needs are.
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Clarity Counselling Holywood
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Holywood BT18
My approach to counselling is tailored to you depending on your needs . The core of our work together is based on a safe, trusting, non judgemental space where we can get an understanding of how it is for you in your world and from there help you find a way to progess. I have been taught at Post Graduate level by expert tutors in their counselling approach, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This has equipped me with my unique integrative style of working with my clients. As an integrative therapist working in private practice I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
My approach to counselling is tailored to you depending on your needs . The core of our work together is based on a safe, trusting, non judgemental space where we can get an understanding of how it is for you in your world and from there help you find a way to progess. I have been taught at Post Graduate level by expert tutors in their counselling approach, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This has equipped me with my unique integrative style of working with my clients. As an integrative therapist working in private practice I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
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Gayle Vance Counsellor Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
Hi I'm Gayle, thanks viewing my profile. Most people feel nervous and apprehensive when considering counselling, that's why it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. I'm committed to offering a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Sometimes in life we all experience difficulties and issues which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed. If you are experiencing overwhelming thoughts and emotions or finding it difficult to make sense of your life at this time, you may benefit from my support in helping you to find clarity, move forward, cope better and enjoy life fully again.
Hi I'm Gayle, thanks viewing my profile. Most people feel nervous and apprehensive when considering counselling, that's why it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. I'm committed to offering a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Sometimes in life we all experience difficulties and issues which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed. If you are experiencing overwhelming thoughts and emotions or finding it difficult to make sense of your life at this time, you may benefit from my support in helping you to find clarity, move forward, cope better and enjoy life fully again.
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Terry Gorman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newtownards BT23
I have been a therapist for 18 years and I am integratively trained, which basically means that I draw upon a wide range of approaches and techniques to suit you, the client. Having worked as a therapist in a number of counselling organisations since 2006, I set up in Private Practice in 2017. Since then I have gathered years of experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, bereavement, self-harm and suicide issues. I also have a lot of experience in supporting clients with low self-esteem and confidence issues. I am also a qualified Level 6 Clinical Supervisor.
I have been a therapist for 18 years and I am integratively trained, which basically means that I draw upon a wide range of approaches and techniques to suit you, the client. Having worked as a therapist in a number of counselling organisations since 2006, I set up in Private Practice in 2017. Since then I have gathered years of experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, bereavement, self-harm and suicide issues. I also have a lot of experience in supporting clients with low self-esteem and confidence issues. I am also a qualified Level 6 Clinical Supervisor.
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Dr Casey McGivern
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT7  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a fully registered Clinical Psychologist working in East Belfast. My practice is situated conveniently by the M2 and M3 motorways and close to Belfast city centre. I have over 7 years' experience working in Clinical Psychology and the area of mental health with adults, children and families. I work with a range of issues such as trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, grief and interpersonal relationship difficulties. I have a special interest in working with new parents and pregnant people in distress or encountering difficulty related to their parenting journey (birth trauma, postnatal depression etc.).
I am a fully registered Clinical Psychologist working in East Belfast. My practice is situated conveniently by the M2 and M3 motorways and close to Belfast city centre. I have over 7 years' experience working in Clinical Psychology and the area of mental health with adults, children and families. I work with a range of issues such as trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, grief and interpersonal relationship difficulties. I have a special interest in working with new parents and pregnant people in distress or encountering difficulty related to their parenting journey (birth trauma, postnatal depression etc.).
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Talking Perinatal
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9  (Online Only)
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Elizabeth Johnston. Becoming a parent is a significant life changing event, my aim is to help parents cope with mental health and wellbeing changes during the antenatal and postnatal period. I am an Integrative Therapist and offer ONLINE counselling which allows increased flexibility for parents to access services. Perinatal mental health themes: Antenatal anxiety, postnatal anxiety and depression Unhelpful thinking and/or intrusive thoughts. Perinatal OCD. Worry management. Other themes: communication, self confidence/ esteem, goal setting and life transitions.
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Elizabeth Johnston. Becoming a parent is a significant life changing event, my aim is to help parents cope with mental health and wellbeing changes during the antenatal and postnatal period. I am an Integrative Therapist and offer ONLINE counselling which allows increased flexibility for parents to access services. Perinatal mental health themes: Antenatal anxiety, postnatal anxiety and depression Unhelpful thinking and/or intrusive thoughts. Perinatal OCD. Worry management. Other themes: communication, self confidence/ esteem, goal setting and life transitions.
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Dr Stacey Baraniuk
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Belfast BT6
You may be struggling with anxiety that has arisen out of the uncertain situation we find ourselves in right now or you may be facing an issue that has affected you for a long time and you've not been able to talk to anyone about it. You may feel that others do not understand or you feel like a burden to family and friends. You want to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings in a space which feels safe, non-judgmental and reflective so you can move forward with your life and make lasting change. I'm here to help.
You may be struggling with anxiety that has arisen out of the uncertain situation we find ourselves in right now or you may be facing an issue that has affected you for a long time and you've not been able to talk to anyone about it. You may feel that others do not understand or you feel like a burden to family and friends. You want to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings in a space which feels safe, non-judgmental and reflective so you can move forward with your life and make lasting change. I'm here to help.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Comber

< 10

Counsellors in Comber who prioritize treating:

75% Anxiety
75% Self Esteem
50% Relationship Issues
50% Depression
50% Bereavement
50% Other
50% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Comber see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Comber?

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.