Counselling in Newcastle

Photo of Eleanor Elizabeth McCartney, Counsellor in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Eleanor Elizabeth McCartney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Newcastle BT33
Counselling is a talking therapy which can enable you to come to your own conclusions and take your own decisions in life. I can help you achieve that. Counsellors recognize that no two human beings are alike or have the same experiences so therapy can be tailored to an individual need. I work with a wide range of different clients but feel my expertise lies in Anxiety/depression, relationship, mental health issues and bereavement and loss. So if you want a listening ear and a friendly face I am here and remember, "We fall, we break, we fail, but then we rise, we heal and we overcome".
Counselling is a talking therapy which can enable you to come to your own conclusions and take your own decisions in life. I can help you achieve that. Counsellors recognize that no two human beings are alike or have the same experiences so therapy can be tailored to an individual need. I work with a wide range of different clients but feel my expertise lies in Anxiety/depression, relationship, mental health issues and bereavement and loss. So if you want a listening ear and a friendly face I am here and remember, "We fall, we break, we fail, but then we rise, we heal and we overcome".
07723 461758 View 07723 461758
Photo of Melanie Louise Poland, Counsellor in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Melanie Louise Poland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Newcastle BT33
“Hello and thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. I believe that we all experience difficulties in our lives and it can be difficult to speak to friends and family at times. Coming to counselling for the first time can be very challenging and it takes courage to open up and talk about how we feel. I believe that counselling can be a very liberating experience and can enhance our self-awareness and bring about positive changes in our lives as well as increasing our general well-being."
“Hello and thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. I believe that we all experience difficulties in our lives and it can be difficult to speak to friends and family at times. Coming to counselling for the first time can be very challenging and it takes courage to open up and talk about how we feel. I believe that counselling can be a very liberating experience and can enhance our self-awareness and bring about positive changes in our lives as well as increasing our general well-being."
028 9694 3262 View 028 9694 3262
Photo of Roisen Keaveney, Psychologist in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Roisen Keaveney
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Newcastle BT33
If you are interested in counselling feel free to contact me for a free 20 min consultation. I am a Chartered Psychologist with The Psychological Society of Ireland. I am also accredited with the BACP. I have 25 years experience of working in a wide range of settings including the statutory, voluntary & private sector. My experience includes: 5 years specialising within the mental health field including acute psychiatry and community mental health, 6 years specialising in counselling survivors of abuse including clerical abuse, 5 years specialising in University counselling and 3 years specialising in post primary counselling.
If you are interested in counselling feel free to contact me for a free 20 min consultation. I am a Chartered Psychologist with The Psychological Society of Ireland. I am also accredited with the BACP. I have 25 years experience of working in a wide range of settings including the statutory, voluntary & private sector. My experience includes: 5 years specialising within the mental health field including acute psychiatry and community mental health, 6 years specialising in counselling survivors of abuse including clerical abuse, 5 years specialising in University counselling and 3 years specialising in post primary counselling.
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Caroline Sarah Gibson
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
Newcastle BT33
I currently offer one-to-one in person and online Coaching sessions for personal and business transformation. My approach is trauma informed and my offering tailored to suit your individual situation and needs. I incorporate a variety of healing modalities into my sessions to ensure we get the best results, including Breathwork & Equine Therapy.
I currently offer one-to-one in person and online Coaching sessions for personal and business transformation. My approach is trauma informed and my offering tailored to suit your individual situation and needs. I incorporate a variety of healing modalities into my sessions to ensure we get the best results, including Breathwork & Equine Therapy.
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Photo of Let's Resolve It Therapy, Counsellor in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Let's Resolve It Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle BT33  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with clients that are looking to move their lives forward, whether it be anxiety, stress or depression. Let's Talk, Resolve and Evolve. I have experience in working with young people as well as adults.
I am experienced in working with clients that are looking to move their lives forward, whether it be anxiety, stress or depression. Let's Talk, Resolve and Evolve. I have experience in working with young people as well as adults.
01536 907337 View 01536 907337
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Caitriona Mulligan / Mind Revitalise
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Newcastle BT33
Hello, I’m Caitriona and I work with people experiencing many different issues and problems including anxiety, overthinking, and low self-esteem. Maybe you’re looking for help because you find yourself lying awake at night feeling worried and anxious. Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life, but you don’t know where to begin, or you’re afraid to get started because you don’t want to get it wrong. Or maybe it feels as if everything is just too much and your worries and concerns are affecting the way you live your life and your relationships.
Hello, I’m Caitriona and I work with people experiencing many different issues and problems including anxiety, overthinking, and low self-esteem. Maybe you’re looking for help because you find yourself lying awake at night feeling worried and anxious. Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life, but you don’t know where to begin, or you’re afraid to get started because you don’t want to get it wrong. Or maybe it feels as if everything is just too much and your worries and concerns are affecting the way you live your life and your relationships.
028 9694 3468 View 028 9694 3468
Photo of Tracey Louise Ward, Psychotherapist in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Tracey Louise Ward
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBABCP
Verified
Newcastle BT33  (Online Only)
My name is Tracey and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. My work in mental health began in 2003 when I volunteered for a helpline for children. Since then I have either been in education or working in mental health. I specialize in working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both CBT and EMDR are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties
My name is Tracey and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. My work in mental health began in 2003 when I volunteered for a helpline for children. Since then I have either been in education or working in mental health. I specialize in working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both CBT and EMDR are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties
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Photo of Caroline Graham, Counsellor in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Caroline Graham
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Newcastle BT33
I work with adults, children and young people on many different issues. Depression, Anxiety, trauma, self harm, suicidal thoughts, self esteem, assertiveness and many other life issues. I became a Counsellor because I know how difficult life can be and I wanted to be able to help people who struggle with mental health or are struggling with different problems in life.
I work with adults, children and young people on many different issues. Depression, Anxiety, trauma, self harm, suicidal thoughts, self esteem, assertiveness and many other life issues. I became a Counsellor because I know how difficult life can be and I wanted to be able to help people who struggle with mental health or are struggling with different problems in life.
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Photo of Aisha Abdulsalam Winningah, Psychotherapist in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Aisha Abdulsalam Winningah
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Newcastle BT33
Experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, worry excessively and feeling of persistent sadness with lack of interest in activities or difficulty experiencing pleasure can make life difficult in the sense that you feel disconnected and unable to relate to others. The feelings of shame and guilt can be so overwhelming that you might result to other means e.g., substances, self-harming, isolation amongst other things to cope. Take a pause....Its been a lot, right? You have had to deal with all this on your own. You don't have to do that anymore. Let me help. Whatever your goal, it is achievable and you can live a happier, meaning life
Experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, worry excessively and feeling of persistent sadness with lack of interest in activities or difficulty experiencing pleasure can make life difficult in the sense that you feel disconnected and unable to relate to others. The feelings of shame and guilt can be so overwhelming that you might result to other means e.g., substances, self-harming, isolation amongst other things to cope. Take a pause....Its been a lot, right? You have had to deal with all this on your own. You don't have to do that anymore. Let me help. Whatever your goal, it is achievable and you can live a happier, meaning life
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Photo of Maggi Scott, Counsellor in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Maggi Scott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Newcastle BT33
From my own life experience & personal development trainings and counselling career, I have a deep compassion and understanding that underpins my work as a therapist supporting people experiencing emotional suffering and difficult circumstances.I have supported clients with many different issues and situations and can offer a wide range of helpful things such as teaching breathwork and visualisations for practising outside sessions. i have extensive experience working with clients experiencing struggles with bereavement, chronic illness, depression, anxiety and trauma.
From my own life experience & personal development trainings and counselling career, I have a deep compassion and understanding that underpins my work as a therapist supporting people experiencing emotional suffering and difficult circumstances.I have supported clients with many different issues and situations and can offer a wide range of helpful things such as teaching breathwork and visualisations for practising outside sessions. i have extensive experience working with clients experiencing struggles with bereavement, chronic illness, depression, anxiety and trauma.
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Creative Sport Mind
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Sport Psych.
Verified
Newcastle BT33  (Online Only)
Hi, welcome! I'm Dr Zoi, founder of Creative Sport Mind. I provide performance psychology support to help you better understand yourself and reach your full potential. I have 8+ years of experience in educational, mental health and sporting environments. Areas of expertise: self-criticism, confidence, burnout, performance anxiety, perfectionism.
Hi, welcome! I'm Dr Zoi, founder of Creative Sport Mind. I provide performance psychology support to help you better understand yourself and reach your full potential. I have 8+ years of experience in educational, mental health and sporting environments. Areas of expertise: self-criticism, confidence, burnout, performance anxiety, perfectionism.
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Photo of Charlton George Blackwell, Counsellor in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Charlton George Blackwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Newcastle BT33  (Online Only)
I've been actively practicing as a Therapist for the last 5 years and have always worked with a variety of people from all ages and backgrounds. The youngest being 8 years and the oldest being 84. Many of these clients have lived in different places all over the country. This experience has meant that I have needed to become a different type of Therapist for each client that I work with to ensure that I am able to best support them. This has also meant that I have worked with people for many different reasons and has given me skills to comfortably meet people where they are and work towards their goals in Therapy.
I've been actively practicing as a Therapist for the last 5 years and have always worked with a variety of people from all ages and backgrounds. The youngest being 8 years and the oldest being 84. Many of these clients have lived in different places all over the country. This experience has meant that I have needed to become a different type of Therapist for each client that I work with to ensure that I am able to best support them. This has also meant that I have worked with people for many different reasons and has given me skills to comfortably meet people where they are and work towards their goals in Therapy.
0161 694 6253 View 0161 694 6253
Photo of Lilly Sutton-Parsons, Counsellor in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Lilly Sutton-Parsons
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Newcastle BT33
I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, here to support you through whatever life may be presenting you with. I recognise that your reasons for seeking therapy will be as individual as you. I offer a warm, friendly and compassionate environment free from judgment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I believe our therapeutic relationship is at the core of the work we do together. So, it is important that you feel comfortable and accepted. My intuitive approach is underpinned by a humanistic and holistic model that puts you as the expert of your own journey.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, here to support you through whatever life may be presenting you with. I recognise that your reasons for seeking therapy will be as individual as you. I offer a warm, friendly and compassionate environment free from judgment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I believe our therapeutic relationship is at the core of the work we do together. So, it is important that you feel comfortable and accepted. My intuitive approach is underpinned by a humanistic and holistic model that puts you as the expert of your own journey.
0113 519 1226 View 0113 519 1226
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Jo's Children/Young People & Family Counselling.
Counsellor
Verified
Newcastle BT33
I offer a warm and welcoming counselling service supporting children, young people, and parents through challenging times. I have over 25 years’ experience with children in both educational settings and working with the NHS providing family support. The areas that I specialise include anger management, bereavement, bullying, anxiety, attachment, and relationship issues. Talking to a counsellor maybe the only time you or your child will really get to reflect on past and present feelings and gain a new perspective on issues. I provide a free initial phone consultation service.
I offer a warm and welcoming counselling service supporting children, young people, and parents through challenging times. I have over 25 years’ experience with children in both educational settings and working with the NHS providing family support. The areas that I specialise include anger management, bereavement, bullying, anxiety, attachment, and relationship issues. Talking to a counsellor maybe the only time you or your child will really get to reflect on past and present feelings and gain a new perspective on issues. I provide a free initial phone consultation service.
01325 525682 View 01325 525682
Photo of Norma Boyd, Counsellor in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Norma Boyd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Newcastle BT33  (Online Only)
My name is Norma. I offer a safe, empathic, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. I recognise that the decision to begin counselling is an important step and takes courage. We can take things one step at a time. The sessions are your space and your time to discuss and explore what brings you to counselling. I have worked alongside clients with a range of issues from anxiety, depression, loneliness, bereavement, abuse, suicidal ideation, and relationship issues.
My name is Norma. I offer a safe, empathic, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. I recognise that the decision to begin counselling is an important step and takes courage. We can take things one step at a time. The sessions are your space and your time to discuss and explore what brings you to counselling. I have worked alongside clients with a range of issues from anxiety, depression, loneliness, bereavement, abuse, suicidal ideation, and relationship issues.
0151 453 3962 View 0151 453 3962
Photo of Maybel Shajan, Psychotherapist in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Maybel Shajan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle BT33  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes 'stuff' happens and life gets complicated and challenging. These concerns can be recent, short-term, unanticipated or due to life experiences in the past. Such circumstances can prevent you from moving forward, remaining stuck in unhelpful patterns, and impact daily functioning. Seeking support takes a lot of courage but here you are stepping in the direction of healing. I would like to support you in this process of self-exploration and rebuilding trust. Compassion and gentle challenges within a safe, confidential and warm environment can be vital in bringing sustainable transformation- from surviving to thriving.
Sometimes 'stuff' happens and life gets complicated and challenging. These concerns can be recent, short-term, unanticipated or due to life experiences in the past. Such circumstances can prevent you from moving forward, remaining stuck in unhelpful patterns, and impact daily functioning. Seeking support takes a lot of courage but here you are stepping in the direction of healing. I would like to support you in this process of self-exploration and rebuilding trust. Compassion and gentle challenges within a safe, confidential and warm environment can be vital in bringing sustainable transformation- from surviving to thriving.
01244 667189 View 01244 667189
Photo of Elizabeth Mosses, Psychotherapist in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Elizabeth Mosses
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Newcastle BT33
Life is tough for everyone at the moment especially in the aftermath of the pandemic. Everything seems so stressful and difficult and you wonder why you don't seem to cope when everyone else does. You can't make sense of what is happening either with you or your relationship. You may be anxious or fearful for the future and really fed up feeling the way you do and never getting beyond it? Would you like help to understand why you feel this way, to take back control of your thoughts and feelings and your relationships? At the end of therapy you want to feel stronger and more empowered to get on with your life.
Life is tough for everyone at the moment especially in the aftermath of the pandemic. Everything seems so stressful and difficult and you wonder why you don't seem to cope when everyone else does. You can't make sense of what is happening either with you or your relationship. You may be anxious or fearful for the future and really fed up feeling the way you do and never getting beyond it? Would you like help to understand why you feel this way, to take back control of your thoughts and feelings and your relationships? At the end of therapy you want to feel stronger and more empowered to get on with your life.
01695 668012 View 01695 668012
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Psychological Progress Centre
Counsellor, MSc
Newcastle BT33  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a Psychological Support Worker. I pride myself on delivering Therapeutic Efficiency, this is why I offer online chat therapy. This is a far more cost effective option. Whereas most counsellors only have knowledge, I have lived experience of these issues. I understand that you are suffering with a difficult issue. You need to be heard and given a safe space to share your problems. I want to assure you that our work together will be guided by you, and you will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
Hi, I'm a Psychological Support Worker. I pride myself on delivering Therapeutic Efficiency, this is why I offer online chat therapy. This is a far more cost effective option. Whereas most counsellors only have knowledge, I have lived experience of these issues. I understand that you are suffering with a difficult issue. You need to be heard and given a safe space to share your problems. I want to assure you that our work together will be guided by you, and you will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Shimna Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Castlewellan BT31
Are you struggling? Anxious? Challenged? Lonely? In despair? Lost confidence? Low self-esteem? In need of direction, new confidence, raised self-esteem ... ? At Shimna Therapy we have almost four decades of no nonsense, person-centred counselling to help guide and support you when times are challenging and you need to regain control, find new direction and feel more confident and assured with yourself, others and in managing situations. We focus on helping you find the best version of you so you can focus on living a full, happy and fulfilled life.
Are you struggling? Anxious? Challenged? Lonely? In despair? Lost confidence? Low self-esteem? In need of direction, new confidence, raised self-esteem ... ? At Shimna Therapy we have almost four decades of no nonsense, person-centred counselling to help guide and support you when times are challenging and you need to regain control, find new direction and feel more confident and assured with yourself, others and in managing situations. We focus on helping you find the best version of you so you can focus on living a full, happy and fulfilled life.
028 9694 3460 View 028 9694 3460
Photo of Frank McCormick Counselling, Counsellor in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Frank McCormick Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Annalong BT34
Frank McCormick Counselling provides a counselling and psychotherapy service in the Newry and Warrenpoint area. My main Counselling Centre is located in Warrenpoint in a fully accessible building overlooking Carlingford Lough, it's just a 10 minute drive from Newry and has free car parking available directly opposite. My aim is to promote and improve your mental health and happiness by reducing your suffering and stress through professional and confidential psychological therapy. Specialising in CBT, Frank offers help with Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Panic Attacks, Bereavement, Low Self Esteem, Stress & Childhood Trauma.
Frank McCormick Counselling provides a counselling and psychotherapy service in the Newry and Warrenpoint area. My main Counselling Centre is located in Warrenpoint in a fully accessible building overlooking Carlingford Lough, it's just a 10 minute drive from Newry and has free car parking available directly opposite. My aim is to promote and improve your mental health and happiness by reducing your suffering and stress through professional and confidential psychological therapy. Specialising in CBT, Frank offers help with Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Panic Attacks, Bereavement, Low Self Esteem, Stress & Childhood Trauma.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newcastle

10+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Newcastle who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
78% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
72% Bereavement
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Newcastle see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newcastle?

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.