Photo of jm-psychologicaltherapies, Psychotherapist in Toome, Northern Ireland
jm-psychologicaltherapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Toome BT41
The thought of attending a stranger for any type of talking therapy is daunting for most. This difficulty is magnified when the person’s mood has deteriorated, their anxiety levels have increased and their self-esteem has taken a battering. Thus the therapeutic relationship is essential for optimum treatment and recovery. As a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist, my role is to help the person become their own therapist. In assisting in the treatment of lowered mood and anxiety, CBT helps establish and build upon coping strategies. We focus on one of the main drivers of mental illness, low self-esteem, in order to drive recovery.
The thought of attending a stranger for any type of talking therapy is daunting for most. This difficulty is magnified when the person’s mood has deteriorated, their anxiety levels have increased and their self-esteem has taken a battering. Thus the therapeutic relationship is essential for optimum treatment and recovery. As a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist, my role is to help the person become their own therapist. In assisting in the treatment of lowered mood and anxiety, CBT helps establish and build upon coping strategies. We focus on one of the main drivers of mental illness, low self-esteem, in order to drive recovery.
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Photo of Kaleena Murphy, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Kaleena Murphy
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Toome BT41
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I appreciate how difficult it can be to take that first step towards Counselling. Having a safe place with someone who will listen to your needs without judging you can be a powerful way to help you to explore issues that may be troubling you.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I appreciate how difficult it can be to take that first step towards Counselling. Having a safe place with someone who will listen to your needs without judging you can be a powerful way to help you to explore issues that may be troubling you.
07481 359206 View 07481 359206
Photo of Renew, Psychotherapist in Toome, Northern Ireland
Renew
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Toome BT41
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle with panic attacks or anxiety, feeling depressed, or are you being troubled with intrusive thoughts or symptoms such as chronic tiredness, or have you chronic pain such as fibromyalgia? I, Dr Maureen Stevenson, am a retired GP who has trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I find that many people have been traumatised in their lives, and suffer both mental and physical symptoms following these traumatic experiences. Many of us have suffered developmental trauma, this can leave us more susceptible to be adversely affected by difficulties later in life. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can help us heal and find new hope.
Do you struggle with panic attacks or anxiety, feeling depressed, or are you being troubled with intrusive thoughts or symptoms such as chronic tiredness, or have you chronic pain such as fibromyalgia? I, Dr Maureen Stevenson, am a retired GP who has trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I find that many people have been traumatised in their lives, and suffer both mental and physical symptoms following these traumatic experiences. Many of us have suffered developmental trauma, this can leave us more susceptible to be adversely affected by difficulties later in life. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can help us heal and find new hope.
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Photo of Elaine Bell, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Elaine Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Elaine. I started my counselling training in 2012. I am an integrative counsellor. Being integrative means I tailor the approach of counselling to what works best for you. Approaches that I use are Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT. Sometimes we will used an approach on its own or have a combination of a few. My experience comes from working as a crisis counsellor in the areas of trauma, bereavement, self harm and domestic abuse. I have a keen interest in working with trauma and have completed an (Hons) Degree using trauma research which I integrate into my work. All communities of people are welcome.
Hello I'm Elaine. I started my counselling training in 2012. I am an integrative counsellor. Being integrative means I tailor the approach of counselling to what works best for you. Approaches that I use are Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT. Sometimes we will used an approach on its own or have a combination of a few. My experience comes from working as a crisis counsellor in the areas of trauma, bereavement, self harm and domestic abuse. I have a keen interest in working with trauma and have completed an (Hons) Degree using trauma research which I integrate into my work. All communities of people are welcome.
028 9124 1036 View 028 9124 1036
Photo of Breakthrough Counselling NI, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Breakthrough Counselling NI
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I am an accredited integrative counsellor, IFS & Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Practitioner. I offer a confidential and understanding service for adults, children and young people who are facing a range of emotional difficulties. There are many reasons why an individual seeks counselling, and I understand that it can feel like a big decision where you may feel nervous, uncertain or vulnerable. My first step is to offer you a safe, non-judgemental space, where you feel able to explore your own thoughts and feelings. This offers you space to understand the underlying feelings that can make you feel low, stuck, empty or overwhelmed.
I am an accredited integrative counsellor, IFS & Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Practitioner. I offer a confidential and understanding service for adults, children and young people who are facing a range of emotional difficulties. There are many reasons why an individual seeks counselling, and I understand that it can feel like a big decision where you may feel nervous, uncertain or vulnerable. My first step is to offer you a safe, non-judgemental space, where you feel able to explore your own thoughts and feelings. This offers you space to understand the underlying feelings that can make you feel low, stuck, empty or overwhelmed.
07450 923335 View 07450 923335
Photo of Joanne Watt, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Joanne Watt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I offer a very private, comfortable and relaxed space, where you can have a safe place to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies, which can enable you to work through the feelings that are troubling you. This can help to deal with specific problems, cope with a crisis or bereavement, improve your relationships, reduce confusion, or develop better ways of living. My role is to listen, support and help you understand your feelings and behaviour better. whatever difficulties you are facing.
I offer a very private, comfortable and relaxed space, where you can have a safe place to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies, which can enable you to work through the feelings that are troubling you. This can help to deal with specific problems, cope with a crisis or bereavement, improve your relationships, reduce confusion, or develop better ways of living. My role is to listen, support and help you understand your feelings and behaviour better. whatever difficulties you are facing.
07480 536605 View 07480 536605
Photo of Brenda Adams Cyp Adult Counsellor, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Brenda Adams Cyp Adult Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to my profile. At Flourish Well-Being NI your individual needs come first and are as unique as you are. Your confidentialty is paramount to me. Counselling can help you to manage your feelings and improve your well-being. Working in a way that best suits you as an individual ensures the best possible outcome. In my practice I use a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, CBT, Person Centred, Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, EFT (tapping) and Creative therapies. Ensuring there is always a safe, warm, compassionate and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and work towards healing and growth.
Hello and welcome to my profile. At Flourish Well-Being NI your individual needs come first and are as unique as you are. Your confidentialty is paramount to me. Counselling can help you to manage your feelings and improve your well-being. Working in a way that best suits you as an individual ensures the best possible outcome. In my practice I use a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, CBT, Person Centred, Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, EFT (tapping) and Creative therapies. Ensuring there is always a safe, warm, compassionate and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and work towards healing and growth.
07429 313798 View 07429 313798
Photo of Dr Rachel Reeves, Psychologist in Toome, Northern Ireland
Dr Rachel Reeves
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with experience in working in both private practice and NHS services. I work with adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress & burnout, OCD, emotional regulation difficulties and interpersonal difficulties. I have a specialist interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma either in their early life or more recent traumatic experiences. I aim to support people to develop a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences may have contributed to any current symptoms or difficulties.
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with experience in working in both private practice and NHS services. I work with adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress & burnout, OCD, emotional regulation difficulties and interpersonal difficulties. I have a specialist interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma either in their early life or more recent traumatic experiences. I aim to support people to develop a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences may have contributed to any current symptoms or difficulties.
028 9694 3493 View 028 9694 3493
Photo of Progeny - Teen and Young Adult Counselling (13-21), Psychotherapist in Toome, Northern Ireland
Progeny - Teen and Young Adult Counselling (13-21)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Progeny is a specialist charity supporting young people aged 13 to 21. We offer professional Counselling and Mentoring and we exist to support and strengthen young people as they journey adolescence and onwards into young adulthood. We have a particular empathy for young people who have experienced challenging life stories, traumas and for those with crushed confidence, low self-worth and a sense of being alone, isolated, misunderstood or unseen. We use a range of EMDR, IFS, CBT, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic and Creative Approaches.
Progeny is a specialist charity supporting young people aged 13 to 21. We offer professional Counselling and Mentoring and we exist to support and strengthen young people as they journey adolescence and onwards into young adulthood. We have a particular empathy for young people who have experienced challenging life stories, traumas and for those with crushed confidence, low self-worth and a sense of being alone, isolated, misunderstood or unseen. We use a range of EMDR, IFS, CBT, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic and Creative Approaches.
028 9694 3642 View 028 9694 3642
Photo of Laura Patterson, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Laura Patterson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
07723 475973 View 07723 475973
Photo of Barry Joseph Lawlor, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Barry Joseph Lawlor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Antrim BT41  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Integrative therapist working with adults and young people to provide therapy and counselling services. My aim is to give you a safe space to express how you feel, understand your goals for therapy and work together to take steps towards achieving those goals. Through my experience working in different settings such as a Staff counsellor at ChildLine, staff therapist in multiple counselling agencies and a private therapist, I am able to work at your pace, provide an approach that is specific to your needs and give a therapy that works for you.
I am an Integrative therapist working with adults and young people to provide therapy and counselling services. My aim is to give you a safe space to express how you feel, understand your goals for therapy and work together to take steps towards achieving those goals. Through my experience working in different settings such as a Staff counsellor at ChildLine, staff therapist in multiple counselling agencies and a private therapist, I am able to work at your pace, provide an approach that is specific to your needs and give a therapy that works for you.
01571 590037 View 01571 590037
Photo of Connie Chaudhry, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Connie Chaudhry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Hello and welcome to my profile.I am an experienced counsellor, EMDR trauma therapist and counselling supervisor working in Antrim town & online. I work with mental illness including post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, depression and OCD, but I also work with improving mental wellness. This includes setting goals, improving sleep and other routines, life coaching, and working on and with relationships.
Hello and welcome to my profile.I am an experienced counsellor, EMDR trauma therapist and counselling supervisor working in Antrim town & online. I work with mental illness including post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, depression and OCD, but I also work with improving mental wellness. This includes setting goals, improving sleep and other routines, life coaching, and working on and with relationships.
07588 744248 View 07588 744248
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NI Counselling LTD
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Hello! My name is Deborah, I am the manager of NI Counselling. We are a team of private therapists in Northern Ireland that consists of Counsellors, CBT therapists and Psychotherapists. We eliminate the struggle and frustration from trying to find the right therapist for YOU! We learn more about your individual needs and personally match you to a therapist on our team. Let us personally match you today www.nicounselling.co.uk
Hello! My name is Deborah, I am the manager of NI Counselling. We are a team of private therapists in Northern Ireland that consists of Counsellors, CBT therapists and Psychotherapists. We eliminate the struggle and frustration from trying to find the right therapist for YOU! We learn more about your individual needs and personally match you to a therapist on our team. Let us personally match you today www.nicounselling.co.uk
028 9694 3431 View 028 9694 3431
Photo of Sarah McClenaghan, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Sarah McClenaghan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I am passionate about creating a safe and non judgemental and confidential space in which you feel comfortable to explore the issues and concerns you are facing at present. Everyone is the expert of their own life and it’s my job to help you to make the changes that are important to you. I aim to provide you with a genuine and real experience, understanding and walking alongside you in your journey. I believe in a compassionate collaborative approach between you and myself, to support your right to happiness, healthy relationships and healing your past.
I am passionate about creating a safe and non judgemental and confidential space in which you feel comfortable to explore the issues and concerns you are facing at present. Everyone is the expert of their own life and it’s my job to help you to make the changes that are important to you. I aim to provide you with a genuine and real experience, understanding and walking alongside you in your journey. I believe in a compassionate collaborative approach between you and myself, to support your right to happiness, healthy relationships and healing your past.
028 9694 3959 View 028 9694 3959
Photo of Caroline Hazzard, Psychotherapist in Toome, Northern Ireland
Caroline Hazzard
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Not accepting new clients
I offer Hypnotherapy to adults and teenagers. The issues I work with include phobias and quitting unhelpful habits such as smoking or over-eating). I have gained an immense level of positive outcomes with my previous clients and hope to do the same with you. I am highly passionate about my work and treat every client as unique. I offer a safe and completely confidential environment for your hypnosis.
I offer Hypnotherapy to adults and teenagers. The issues I work with include phobias and quitting unhelpful habits such as smoking or over-eating). I have gained an immense level of positive outcomes with my previous clients and hope to do the same with you. I am highly passionate about my work and treat every client as unique. I offer a safe and completely confidential environment for your hypnosis.
07480 539644 View 07480 539644
Photo of H Phillips Counselling, Psychotherapist in Toome, Northern Ireland
H Phillips Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
My name is Hilary Phillips. I am a integrative Psychotherapist Reg. (MBACP) also Accredited (MNCPS) and (MFHT) member. I offer a professional one-to-one service in a safe space. either face-to-face, telephone or online counselling. Using an integrative approach means I am able to explore the needs of my client by combining different counselling techniques. I can then tailor my approach to each individual empowering them to find a healthy balance and a better understanding of themselves. I work ethically within the BACP framework. Finding a therapist you are truly comfortable with ensures a successful therapeutic relationship.
My name is Hilary Phillips. I am a integrative Psychotherapist Reg. (MBACP) also Accredited (MNCPS) and (MFHT) member. I offer a professional one-to-one service in a safe space. either face-to-face, telephone or online counselling. Using an integrative approach means I am able to explore the needs of my client by combining different counselling techniques. I can then tailor my approach to each individual empowering them to find a healthy balance and a better understanding of themselves. I work ethically within the BACP framework. Finding a therapist you are truly comfortable with ensures a successful therapeutic relationship.
028 9163 8612 View 028 9163 8612
Photo of Joan Beech, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Joan Beech
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I am an integrative counsellor offering one to one therapy, both in person and online, in the Antrim & Broughshane areas. I aim to provide you with a supportive environment where you feel comfortable and safe to talk through and explore your issues and concerns. In my practice I use a number of therapeutic approaches including Person-Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic. I tailor my approach to meet your individual needs, working with you to provide therapy that works best for your unique situation.
I am an integrative counsellor offering one to one therapy, both in person and online, in the Antrim & Broughshane areas. I aim to provide you with a supportive environment where you feel comfortable and safe to talk through and explore your issues and concerns. In my practice I use a number of therapeutic approaches including Person-Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic. I tailor my approach to meet your individual needs, working with you to provide therapy that works best for your unique situation.
028 9344 7297 View 028 9344 7297
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MJR Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Services (CBT)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41  (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.
028 9279 1488 View 028 9279 1488
Photo of Brian Doherty, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Brian Doherty
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Welcome to Inner Peace Counselling where I offer you a safe place to be yourself. Imagine a space where you can speak the unspeakable without fear of reproach or judgement; a place where you are understood. So often in everyday life we are inhibited from being our true selves by our fear of being judged and the pressures of the expectations of others. Let Innerpeace counselling be your sanctuary where you can at last express what you truly feel. It is my privilege to listen and hear how life is for you at this moment and to accompany you on your healing journey. To be understood is powerful.
Welcome to Inner Peace Counselling where I offer you a safe place to be yourself. Imagine a space where you can speak the unspeakable without fear of reproach or judgement; a place where you are understood. So often in everyday life we are inhibited from being our true selves by our fear of being judged and the pressures of the expectations of others. Let Innerpeace counselling be your sanctuary where you can at last express what you truly feel. It is my privilege to listen and hear how life is for you at this moment and to accompany you on your healing journey. To be understood is powerful.
028 9694 3598 View 028 9694 3598
Photo of Natalie Kerr, Counsellor in Toome, Northern Ireland
Natalie Kerr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41  (Online Only)
What I offer is a non-judgemental, relaxing, safe place where you can discuss everything. I am here to listen, whatever you need to say will be heard. I can help you unburden and gain relief from what distresses you. I can help you challenge and change how you think about things. I can help you put words to what you are feeling. I can offer information on new strategies to help you cope with life's stresses and create the life you want. I have experience working with many issues, such as depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, the impact of early years, relationship issues, anger, sexual abuse and so on.
What I offer is a non-judgemental, relaxing, safe place where you can discuss everything. I am here to listen, whatever you need to say will be heard. I can help you unburden and gain relief from what distresses you. I can help you challenge and change how you think about things. I can help you put words to what you are feeling. I can offer information on new strategies to help you cope with life's stresses and create the life you want. I have experience working with many issues, such as depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, the impact of early years, relationship issues, anger, sexual abuse and so on.
028 9694 3599 View 028 9694 3599

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Toome

< 10

Counsellors in Toome who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Suicidal Ideation
100% Self Esteem
100% Self-Harming
100% Stress
67% Addiction

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in Toome see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Toome?

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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.