Photo of Perry Devlin, Psychotherapist in NN4, England
Perry Devlin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
My aim is to help you find relief from difficulties you may be experiencing by guiding you to have a better understanding of yourself and your unique experiences. I pride myself in offering a compassionate and holistic approach to providing advice and signposting for all aspects of life from a biopsychosocial spiritual perspective. I have a keen interest looking at how the body and mind work as one and how we can better understand this to improve our overall wellbeing.
My aim is to help you find relief from difficulties you may be experiencing by guiding you to have a better understanding of yourself and your unique experiences. I pride myself in offering a compassionate and holistic approach to providing advice and signposting for all aspects of life from a biopsychosocial spiritual perspective. I have a keen interest looking at how the body and mind work as one and how we can better understand this to improve our overall wellbeing.
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Leigh Spatcher
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am a highly motivated and passionate real guy with a solution focused approach to life, therapy and mental health. I bring a refreshing new approach to every appointment and treat every client as a true equal and approach every issue as a team. It is not uncommon to meet me for a walk and talk session or work with you on a specific issue and end up at the dentist, supermarket; passenger in your car or with spiders on our knees. I make the treatment of incredibly challenging issues positive, normal and achievable.
I am a highly motivated and passionate real guy with a solution focused approach to life, therapy and mental health. I bring a refreshing new approach to every appointment and treat every client as a true equal and approach every issue as a team. It is not uncommon to meet me for a walk and talk session or work with you on a specific issue and end up at the dentist, supermarket; passenger in your car or with spiders on our knees. I make the treatment of incredibly challenging issues positive, normal and achievable.
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Photo of Michelle Westgarth, Counsellor in NN4, England
Michelle Westgarth
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi there, I'm Michelle. Here is a little introduction about me so you can get a feel for who I am and the way that I work. I am a Registered Member of the BACP and have a Masters Degree as an Integrative Therapist- Meaning that I am trained to offer a diverse range of therapeutic techniques that I blend to meet individual needs. I provide counselling in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space, helping clients navigate through life's challenges and emotional difficulties. I have a gentle yet encouraging approach to therapy and can offer you an experienced listening ear to help you feel more grounded and in control of your life.
Hi there, I'm Michelle. Here is a little introduction about me so you can get a feel for who I am and the way that I work. I am a Registered Member of the BACP and have a Masters Degree as an Integrative Therapist- Meaning that I am trained to offer a diverse range of therapeutic techniques that I blend to meet individual needs. I provide counselling in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space, helping clients navigate through life's challenges and emotional difficulties. I have a gentle yet encouraging approach to therapy and can offer you an experienced listening ear to help you feel more grounded and in control of your life.
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Hema Patel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life is stressful and coping with it can feel overwhelming. You are not alone and I am here to help you find clarity and calm by tailoring dialogue sessions to address your unique and specific needs in a safe and trusted environment. By visiting this page, you have already taken the first step to improve your quality of life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I welcome you to send me a message for further details or to schedule an appointment.
Life is stressful and coping with it can feel overwhelming. You are not alone and I am here to help you find clarity and calm by tailoring dialogue sessions to address your unique and specific needs in a safe and trusted environment. By visiting this page, you have already taken the first step to improve your quality of life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I welcome you to send me a message for further details or to schedule an appointment.
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Photo of Dr Niollie Brown, Psychologist in NN4, England
Dr Niollie Brown
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Northampton NN4  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with experience working in a range of settings in the NHS, which include community, outpatient, inpatient and forensic mental health services. I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2011 at the University of East London. I am also a family therapist and completed my MSc in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy in 2016 at the Institute of Family Therapy/University of Bedfordshire. Throughout my career I have worked with people of all ages but, more recently, mainly work with adults and older adults.
I am a clinical psychologist with experience working in a range of settings in the NHS, which include community, outpatient, inpatient and forensic mental health services. I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2011 at the University of East London. I am also a family therapist and completed my MSc in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy in 2016 at the Institute of Family Therapy/University of Bedfordshire. Throughout my career I have worked with people of all ages but, more recently, mainly work with adults and older adults.
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Olaf Nixon
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process, one I believe starts with our profile picture, only then do we go a little deeper to see if they have the experience to help with what ails us. Then it is about connection that first contact, can we trust this person to hold our trauma, to hold our memories, to journey alongside us as the process of healing begins? You may want to work on a repeating pattern or an unresolved issue, not knowing where to start. You might just want someone to listen, to not judge you or shame. What ever your need, I will listen.
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process, one I believe starts with our profile picture, only then do we go a little deeper to see if they have the experience to help with what ails us. Then it is about connection that first contact, can we trust this person to hold our trauma, to hold our memories, to journey alongside us as the process of healing begins? You may want to work on a repeating pattern or an unresolved issue, not knowing where to start. You might just want someone to listen, to not judge you or shame. What ever your need, I will listen.
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Clearfoster Consulting
MA
Verified Verified
Northampton NN4  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who are committed to meaningful change and personal growth. My clients come to me seeking to overcome challenges like stress, anxiety, and lack of focus that hold them back from living their best lives. I partner with those who are ready to do the deep work required for real transformation, whether our work together is short, medium or long-term. My flexible, tailored approach aims to provide clients with the focus and skills to achieve their goals and become their best selves. I am selec
I work with individuals who are committed to meaningful change and personal growth. My clients come to me seeking to overcome challenges like stress, anxiety, and lack of focus that hold them back from living their best lives. I partner with those who are ready to do the deep work required for real transformation, whether our work together is short, medium or long-term. My flexible, tailored approach aims to provide clients with the focus and skills to achieve their goals and become their best selves. I am selec
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Photo of Penny Ruth Willis, Psychotherapist in NN4, England
Penny Ruth Willis
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
With 20 yrs Counselling and Psychology experience, I now seek to work with two main client groups. 1) Clients who've already reached a deeper understanding of their issues, symptoms & diagnoses (via therapy &/or self-help etc), but have found that these insights have not been sufficient to end their psychological suffering. And 2) Parents/carers/educators struggling with youngsters who can be violent, self-destructive &/or very defiant. These clients have found that traditional reward & punishment approaches fail to solve (or indeed actually escalate) the problem and are looking for an effective, trauma-sensitive alternative.
With 20 yrs Counselling and Psychology experience, I now seek to work with two main client groups. 1) Clients who've already reached a deeper understanding of their issues, symptoms & diagnoses (via therapy &/or self-help etc), but have found that these insights have not been sufficient to end their psychological suffering. And 2) Parents/carers/educators struggling with youngsters who can be violent, self-destructive &/or very defiant. These clients have found that traditional reward & punishment approaches fail to solve (or indeed actually escalate) the problem and are looking for an effective, trauma-sensitive alternative.
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Photo of Rita Clare, Psychotherapist in NN4, England
Rita Clare
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Are you feeling stuck about the past? Perhaps the present is a source of stress? Or maybe you have a general feeling of uncertainty about the future? I am a very empathic and non-judgemental therapist with the benefit of a practical and solution-focused mind. I can help you identify and meet your missing emotional needs so that you can heal and stay mentally balanced; moving you on from states such as stress, anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, or addiction. This is a modern therapy with the added advantage of an optional guided imagery at the end of each session, as an extra 'boost' for feeling emotionally calm and in control again.
Are you feeling stuck about the past? Perhaps the present is a source of stress? Or maybe you have a general feeling of uncertainty about the future? I am a very empathic and non-judgemental therapist with the benefit of a practical and solution-focused mind. I can help you identify and meet your missing emotional needs so that you can heal and stay mentally balanced; moving you on from states such as stress, anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, or addiction. This is a modern therapy with the added advantage of an optional guided imagery at the end of each session, as an extra 'boost' for feeling emotionally calm and in control again.
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Nisha Tanna
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Occup. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Nisha, a Psychologist in Northampton. I’ve dedicated myself to working with children and adults with a range of emotional, behavioural, and learning challenges - over the last 20 years. I help those I work with to break habitual negative thought and behavioural patterns that no longer serve them. My goal is to support those with mental health concerns to reframe their life situation and to live the best version of their lives possible. I offer diagnostics assessments for dyslexia, dyscalculia, and Irlen Syndrome, sound healing, and a vast range of psychological therapies. These include EFT, EMDR, CBT, guided visualisation.
Hi, I'm Nisha, a Psychologist in Northampton. I’ve dedicated myself to working with children and adults with a range of emotional, behavioural, and learning challenges - over the last 20 years. I help those I work with to break habitual negative thought and behavioural patterns that no longer serve them. My goal is to support those with mental health concerns to reframe their life situation and to live the best version of their lives possible. I offer diagnostics assessments for dyslexia, dyscalculia, and Irlen Syndrome, sound healing, and a vast range of psychological therapies. These include EFT, EMDR, CBT, guided visualisation.
01604 279237 View 01604 279237
Photo of Justin Porter, Counsellor in NN4, England
Justin Porter
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
You are not alone! In addition to formal Counselling training, I bring to my work many years of life experience and of overcoming (and continuing to overcome) my own mental and emotional health challenges. If you feel overwhelmed by circumstances or internal struggles, I will use my experience and training to help empower you to overcome situations both inner and outer that may feel impossible to surmount. .
You are not alone! In addition to formal Counselling training, I bring to my work many years of life experience and of overcoming (and continuing to overcome) my own mental and emotional health challenges. If you feel overwhelmed by circumstances or internal struggles, I will use my experience and training to help empower you to overcome situations both inner and outer that may feel impossible to surmount. .
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Photo of Michelle Lam, Counsellor in NN4, England
Michelle Lam
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I specialise in working with personality disorders EUPD, young people, exam stress, trauma, pstd, bereavement, sexual abuse, generalised anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, low-self esteem, depression, stress, existential crisis, self harm, life transitions, sex and relationships and familial conflicts. I adapt my practise to each individual's needs and can provide (DBT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy aimed at helping with distress tolerance and interpersonal relationships. I will work with you to help gain a better understanding of the cause of these issues and find ways to move forward.
I specialise in working with personality disorders EUPD, young people, exam stress, trauma, pstd, bereavement, sexual abuse, generalised anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, low-self esteem, depression, stress, existential crisis, self harm, life transitions, sex and relationships and familial conflicts. I adapt my practise to each individual's needs and can provide (DBT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy aimed at helping with distress tolerance and interpersonal relationships. I will work with you to help gain a better understanding of the cause of these issues and find ways to move forward.
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Counselling Alliance
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Welcome to Counselling Alliance. We are a professional team of counsellors and clinical supervisors with a wide range of experience in various different areas of mental health. We offer a welcoming environment to each of our clients and pride ourselves on our ethics, abilities, honesty and integrity. We offer support to clients struggling with areas, such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, unhelpful patterns of behaviour, questioning your sense of self, bereavement, ADHD, ASD, LD & LGBTQIA.. If you don’t see your particular subject listed, don’t worry just get in touch!!
Welcome to Counselling Alliance. We are a professional team of counsellors and clinical supervisors with a wide range of experience in various different areas of mental health. We offer a welcoming environment to each of our clients and pride ourselves on our ethics, abilities, honesty and integrity. We offer support to clients struggling with areas, such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, unhelpful patterns of behaviour, questioning your sense of self, bereavement, ADHD, ASD, LD & LGBTQIA.. If you don’t see your particular subject listed, don’t worry just get in touch!!
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Photo of Geraldine Grier, Counsellor in NN4, England
Geraldine Grier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I believe the way we think has a great deal to do with how we feel and how we experience things. If you find yourself facing life's challenges such as bereavement, depression, marriage breakdown, relationship problems, anxiety, then counselling can help. Counselling will allow you to implement changes in the way you do things, give you the clarity to see a way forward and help you become a more self-sufficient person. I provide a caring service that offers you the opportunity to start your journey of discovery, growth and achievement.
I believe the way we think has a great deal to do with how we feel and how we experience things. If you find yourself facing life's challenges such as bereavement, depression, marriage breakdown, relationship problems, anxiety, then counselling can help. Counselling will allow you to implement changes in the way you do things, give you the clarity to see a way forward and help you become a more self-sufficient person. I provide a caring service that offers you the opportunity to start your journey of discovery, growth and achievement.
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Photo of Serendipity Psychology Services Ltd, Psychologist in NN4, England
Serendipity Psychology Services Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Serendipity Psychology is a team of professionally registered, highly qualified psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and occupational therapists working across Northamptonshire and many areas of the UK. Our team aspire to deliver exceptional, personalised psychological treatment and care throughout the time you need us. We offer a range of specialist support and pathways of care, including a lower-fee pathway for those who may struggle to access independent therapy because of the cost.
Serendipity Psychology is a team of professionally registered, highly qualified psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and occupational therapists working across Northamptonshire and many areas of the UK. Our team aspire to deliver exceptional, personalised psychological treatment and care throughout the time you need us. We offer a range of specialist support and pathways of care, including a lower-fee pathway for those who may struggle to access independent therapy because of the cost.
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Photo of Linda Harris, Psychotherapist in NN4, England
Linda Harris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
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Photo of Cara Thompson, Counsellor in NN4, England
Cara Thompson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you (or your child) facing difficult life situations, feeling in pain or are low and distressed? Or maybe there are issues and areas in your life that you wish to change or develop? Life can be really challenging, but seeking counselling can help you gain further insight into your situations, choices and sense of who you are so that you can find the best way forward for you. As a BACP registered person-centred counsellor, I can offer you a warm,relaxed, confidential space where you can explore whatever thoughts and feelings you choose to, all at your own pace and without fear of judgement.
Are you (or your child) facing difficult life situations, feeling in pain or are low and distressed? Or maybe there are issues and areas in your life that you wish to change or develop? Life can be really challenging, but seeking counselling can help you gain further insight into your situations, choices and sense of who you are so that you can find the best way forward for you. As a BACP registered person-centred counsellor, I can offer you a warm,relaxed, confidential space where you can explore whatever thoughts and feelings you choose to, all at your own pace and without fear of judgement.
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Photo of Katie Shepherd, Counsellor in NN4, England
Katie Shepherd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN4  (Online Only)
Therapeutic counselling can help you if you are struggling to cope with anxiety or depression, or if you have suffered a bereavement, a life changing event or you are a survivor of abuse or trauma. Whatever brings you to therapy, talking to a professional, feeling heard and understood can be a truly positive and healing experience. You can learn to understand the origins of your problems and how to be able to accept them in your life, without them dominating your time. Developing skills and strategies to help you cope, achieving personal growth and resilience, so that you can manage life's challenges the best way for you.
Therapeutic counselling can help you if you are struggling to cope with anxiety or depression, or if you have suffered a bereavement, a life changing event or you are a survivor of abuse or trauma. Whatever brings you to therapy, talking to a professional, feeling heard and understood can be a truly positive and healing experience. You can learn to understand the origins of your problems and how to be able to accept them in your life, without them dominating your time. Developing skills and strategies to help you cope, achieving personal growth and resilience, so that you can manage life's challenges the best way for you.
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Photo of Jason Codner, Psychologist in NN4, England
Jason Codner
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
What if you knew why you felt different from everyone else? What if you knew why your brain wrecked, your concentration? Job? Relationships? Do you often feel like there was a class on starting, maintaining and ending conversation but you missed it? Do you feel overwhelmed if there is too much noise or too many people talking at once? Or maybe you HAVE to do something and that you cannot just relax and do absolutely nothing? Do you feel physically exhausted but you mind is still racing and will not let you sleep? If this sounds familiar and you are looking to understanding why this happens, then I might be able to help.
What if you knew why you felt different from everyone else? What if you knew why your brain wrecked, your concentration? Job? Relationships? Do you often feel like there was a class on starting, maintaining and ending conversation but you missed it? Do you feel overwhelmed if there is too much noise or too many people talking at once? Or maybe you HAVE to do something and that you cannot just relax and do absolutely nothing? Do you feel physically exhausted but you mind is still racing and will not let you sleep? If this sounds familiar and you are looking to understanding why this happens, then I might be able to help.
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Photo of Jo Nicklin, Counsellor in NN4, England
Jo Nicklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming and making the decision to seek therapy can feel daunting, I will offer you a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore, at your pace, the difficulties you may be having. I believe that the relationship between you and your counsellor is as important as the approach, cultivating an environment of trust in order to explore the issues that are impacting your life right now. These may come from the past or recent events resulting in preventing you from living your life to its full potential.
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming and making the decision to seek therapy can feel daunting, I will offer you a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore, at your pace, the difficulties you may be having. I believe that the relationship between you and your counsellor is as important as the approach, cultivating an environment of trust in order to explore the issues that are impacting your life right now. These may come from the past or recent events resulting in preventing you from living your life to its full potential.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in NN4

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in NN4 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
88% Stress
82% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
64% Vitality

How Counsellors in NN4 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
33% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in NN4?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.