Photo of Natalie Marley, Psychotherapist in OL11, England
Natalie Marley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Do you feel like life is too difficult sometimes? Are you struggling to cope with issues or do you just feel lost, overwhelmed and unsure of a way forward? If you are looking to make positive changes in your life and would like some help, I can offer a safe, non-judgemental space where we can work together to gain a clearer understanding of your situation.
Do you feel like life is too difficult sometimes? Are you struggling to cope with issues or do you just feel lost, overwhelmed and unsure of a way forward? If you are looking to make positive changes in your life and would like some help, I can offer a safe, non-judgemental space where we can work together to gain a clearer understanding of your situation.
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Photo of Danny Bones, Counsellor in OL11, England
Danny Bones
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I have a passion for counselling and a belief in personal empowerment for my client. I have 12 years experience helping individuals deal with the trials and tribulations that life throws their way. As well as a warm and friendly personality I have widespread experience working with clients suffering issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, addiction, OCD and BPD. I feel that no problem is too small to bring to counselling, we all need that helping hand from time to time. I am particularly experienced in helping those with bereavement and addiction issues.
I have a passion for counselling and a belief in personal empowerment for my client. I have 12 years experience helping individuals deal with the trials and tribulations that life throws their way. As well as a warm and friendly personality I have widespread experience working with clients suffering issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, addiction, OCD and BPD. I feel that no problem is too small to bring to counselling, we all need that helping hand from time to time. I am particularly experienced in helping those with bereavement and addiction issues.
01706 586581 View 01706 586581
Photo of Dr Steve Hoole, Psychologist in OL11, England
Dr Steve Hoole
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression that has been a part of your life far too long? Have you tried counselling or CBT but it hasn’t resolved your problem? Are you ready to explore your life’s experiences to finally get to the bottom of your symptoms? If so I’d love to hear from you. My name is Dr Steve Hoole, I’m a Clinical Psychologist with a decade’s experience of helping people just like you; in the NHS, charity sector and in private practice. I specialise in working with longstanding anxiety, depression and early relationship difficulties, helping clients understand how their past impacts the life they want to live.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression that has been a part of your life far too long? Have you tried counselling or CBT but it hasn’t resolved your problem? Are you ready to explore your life’s experiences to finally get to the bottom of your symptoms? If so I’d love to hear from you. My name is Dr Steve Hoole, I’m a Clinical Psychologist with a decade’s experience of helping people just like you; in the NHS, charity sector and in private practice. I specialise in working with longstanding anxiety, depression and early relationship difficulties, helping clients understand how their past impacts the life they want to live.
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Photo of Zahida Abbas, Counsellor in OL11, England
Zahida Abbas
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Initial Consultation Making sure you feel comfortable is my main priority, so you are always free to give me a call before booking your first therapy session. Please don’t hesitate to share your concerns or ask any questions during this chat. Therapy, after all, is a two-way process, and the more you put into it, the more you get out. I will also walk you through what to expect from our sessions together and, if you wish, provide you with a copy of the Ethical Principles on which my practice is built ahead of scheduling your first assessment session. This assessment session involves us looking at your history and broader issues.
Initial Consultation Making sure you feel comfortable is my main priority, so you are always free to give me a call before booking your first therapy session. Please don’t hesitate to share your concerns or ask any questions during this chat. Therapy, after all, is a two-way process, and the more you put into it, the more you get out. I will also walk you through what to expect from our sessions together and, if you wish, provide you with a copy of the Ethical Principles on which my practice is built ahead of scheduling your first assessment session. This assessment session involves us looking at your history and broader issues.
01706 335951 View 01706 335951
Photo of Unwind Counselling, Counsellor in OL11, England
Unwind Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Does it feel like life is getting on top of you? Can things sometimes feel overwhelming? Perhaps you can’t actually name what you’re feeling, but just feel low without really understanding why. I am here to help you process these thoughts and feelings to enable you to work towards a better understanding of yourself. This increased self- awareness will help you on the road to managing your life more effectively. I work with adults (any age, gender or sexual orientation) experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief or bereavement, addiction issues or relationship problems.
Does it feel like life is getting on top of you? Can things sometimes feel overwhelming? Perhaps you can’t actually name what you’re feeling, but just feel low without really understanding why. I am here to help you process these thoughts and feelings to enable you to work towards a better understanding of yourself. This increased self- awareness will help you on the road to managing your life more effectively. I work with adults (any age, gender or sexual orientation) experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief or bereavement, addiction issues or relationship problems.
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Diverse Wellbeing Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
As a specialist psychologist and psychotherapist, I work with the National Health Services UK, focusing on services for adults with autism/ADHD, PTSD, couples, psychosexual therapy, and psychological therapy for comorbid mental health conditions. I am deeply interested in the efficacy of psychological therapies for these groups and the necessary adaptations in therapy. My extensive experience in assessment, formulation, and clinical management allows me to contribute to service development, supervision, safeguarding, and the creation of innovative client engagement methods in therapy.
As a specialist psychologist and psychotherapist, I work with the National Health Services UK, focusing on services for adults with autism/ADHD, PTSD, couples, psychosexual therapy, and psychological therapy for comorbid mental health conditions. I am deeply interested in the efficacy of psychological therapies for these groups and the necessary adaptations in therapy. My extensive experience in assessment, formulation, and clinical management allows me to contribute to service development, supervision, safeguarding, and the creation of innovative client engagement methods in therapy.
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Photo of Eileen Steed, Counsellor in OL11, England
Eileen Steed
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I began my counsellor training just over twelve years ago. I currently hold three qualifications in Person centred Counselling at Certificate level and have gained a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a Diploma in Cognitive behaviour therapy(CBT) this training enables me to offer an inclusive counselling service combining therapies as appropriate. I have training in working with couples and relationships and will work with you to try and find a resolution to your difficulties. I have years experience working on the telephone and face to face.
I began my counsellor training just over twelve years ago. I currently hold three qualifications in Person centred Counselling at Certificate level and have gained a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a Diploma in Cognitive behaviour therapy(CBT) this training enables me to offer an inclusive counselling service combining therapies as appropriate. I have training in working with couples and relationships and will work with you to try and find a resolution to your difficulties. I have years experience working on the telephone and face to face.
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Photo of Anneliese Ashworth-Lord, Psychotherapist in OL11, England
Anneliese Ashworth-Lord
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
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Photo of Lisa Rowley, Counsellor in OL11, England
Lisa Rowley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling, sad, lonely, anxious, angry, depressed, or confused? Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times, leaving us feeling hopeless, desperate and not knowing where to turn. Sometimes we just need to share our burden with someone who is willing to listen, genuinely listen. I am here to offer you a warm, friendly safe space. A safe, confidential space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement, no matter how big or small your issue may be.
Are you feeling, sad, lonely, anxious, angry, depressed, or confused? Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times, leaving us feeling hopeless, desperate and not knowing where to turn. Sometimes we just need to share our burden with someone who is willing to listen, genuinely listen. I am here to offer you a warm, friendly safe space. A safe, confidential space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement, no matter how big or small your issue may be.
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Photo of Dr Mary Delaney, Psychologist in OL11, England
Dr Mary Delaney
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I've been working as a Clinical Psychologist for 14 years. I work with people experiencing stress, anxiety, burnout and low mood. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and EMDR. I am also a qualified Clinical Neuropsychologist and so I also work with people living with long term physical health and neurological conditions.
I've been working as a Clinical Psychologist for 14 years. I work with people experiencing stress, anxiety, burnout and low mood. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and EMDR. I am also a qualified Clinical Neuropsychologist and so I also work with people living with long term physical health and neurological conditions.
01204 929707 View 01204 929707
Photo of Sarah Greaves Counselling MBACP, Counsellor in OL11, England
Sarah Greaves Counselling MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I'm an extensively experienced, fully qualified BACP registered counsellor for adults and young people. I work with everyone individually, helping you to explore and make sense of your feelings, needs and relationships, and make positive changes in your life. The world can sometimes feel stressful and we can feel sad, confused, disconnected and stuck. I am an integrative therapist which means I can use different methods and techniques to help you explore your needs, uncertainties and fears. I work inclusively and respectfully, validating and accepting your individuality. I am happy to chat with you before booking a session.
I'm an extensively experienced, fully qualified BACP registered counsellor for adults and young people. I work with everyone individually, helping you to explore and make sense of your feelings, needs and relationships, and make positive changes in your life. The world can sometimes feel stressful and we can feel sad, confused, disconnected and stuck. I am an integrative therapist which means I can use different methods and techniques to help you explore your needs, uncertainties and fears. I work inclusively and respectfully, validating and accepting your individuality. I am happy to chat with you before booking a session.
01484 598525 View 01484 598525
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Healing Hearts Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
My name is Tina i offer a safe space for you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. A non judgemental and caring enviroment. Through our journey together we can build on trust and understanding and experience a wonderful therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be a very beautiful and empowering experiance for you and myself. Im very passionate about my job and feel very privileged to be in this position. I would love to hear from you, dont be shy once you take this first step you will wonder why you didnt earlier.
My name is Tina i offer a safe space for you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. A non judgemental and caring enviroment. Through our journey together we can build on trust and understanding and experience a wonderful therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be a very beautiful and empowering experiance for you and myself. Im very passionate about my job and feel very privileged to be in this position. I would love to hear from you, dont be shy once you take this first step you will wonder why you didnt earlier.
07507 176923 View 07507 176923
Photo of Amelia Claire Scanlan in OL11, England
Amelia Claire Scanlan
MA
Verified Verified
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. It may be that you are impacted by some past or current difficulties, are feeling stuck, unable to move forward, a lack of control over your life, or repeating old patterns. We all can form ways of coping throughout our lives that may have been necessary at the time, but are no longer helpful to us. I believe all people have the capacity to grow and flourish, given the right environment. I offer a confidential and compassionate space for you to talk about things that you are finding difficult, confusing, overwhelming, or simply want to explore further.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. It may be that you are impacted by some past or current difficulties, are feeling stuck, unable to move forward, a lack of control over your life, or repeating old patterns. We all can form ways of coping throughout our lives that may have been necessary at the time, but are no longer helpful to us. I believe all people have the capacity to grow and flourish, given the right environment. I offer a confidential and compassionate space for you to talk about things that you are finding difficult, confusing, overwhelming, or simply want to explore further.
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Photo of Jennifer Bell, Psychotherapist in OL11, England
Jennifer Bell
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL11  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stressed? Struggling with worries or panic? Is fear stopping you from doing what you would like to? Has your get up and go, gone? I am a compassionate and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/EMDR Therapist with over fifteen years experience in NHS primary care and health care settings. I offer a confidential and professional service delivering high quality evidence based effective therapy to promote wellbeing and improve quality of life. I will work alongside you to help you learn the tools and techniques that can be used daily to meet your therapy goals. I
Have you been feeling stressed? Struggling with worries or panic? Is fear stopping you from doing what you would like to? Has your get up and go, gone? I am a compassionate and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/EMDR Therapist with over fifteen years experience in NHS primary care and health care settings. I offer a confidential and professional service delivering high quality evidence based effective therapy to promote wellbeing and improve quality of life. I will work alongside you to help you learn the tools and techniques that can be used daily to meet your therapy goals. I
01706 580430 View 01706 580430
Photo of MYND Integrative Counselling, Counsellor in OL11, England
MYND Integrative Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am an Accredited Integrative Counsellor specialising in adult mental health, and currently working for the NHS and Private Practice. With many years of experience, we will work together to specifically tailor treatment to follow you in the moment, meeting your requirements and your journey. With 1st hand experience of mental health issues myself I understand the difficulties in finding a Counsellor. All I can say is, try me. Depression, anxiety/stress, historic abuse, childhood problems, attachment, relationship issues, bereavement/loss, complex grief, Long-Covid. Call me with a FREE 15min consultation.
I am an Accredited Integrative Counsellor specialising in adult mental health, and currently working for the NHS and Private Practice. With many years of experience, we will work together to specifically tailor treatment to follow you in the moment, meeting your requirements and your journey. With 1st hand experience of mental health issues myself I understand the difficulties in finding a Counsellor. All I can say is, try me. Depression, anxiety/stress, historic abuse, childhood problems, attachment, relationship issues, bereavement/loss, complex grief, Long-Covid. Call me with a FREE 15min consultation.
01706 619203 View 01706 619203
Photo of Salma Begum, Counsellor in OL11, England
Salma Begum
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Salma and I am an experienced MBACP Counsellor, supporting clients from as young as 8 years to 80 years, and also clients from different backgrounds- including those of different race/religions or with additional needs. As an integrative Counsellor, I draw on different therapeutic approaches in my work, dependent on client needs and differences. I always tailor an approach to therapy that makes sense to each clients individual needs and wishes as they are priority in the counselling process and journey. I work at a pace that is comfortable for the client and offer a confidential safe space to share feelings.
Hi my name is Salma and I am an experienced MBACP Counsellor, supporting clients from as young as 8 years to 80 years, and also clients from different backgrounds- including those of different race/religions or with additional needs. As an integrative Counsellor, I draw on different therapeutic approaches in my work, dependent on client needs and differences. I always tailor an approach to therapy that makes sense to each clients individual needs and wishes as they are priority in the counselling process and journey. I work at a pace that is comfortable for the client and offer a confidential safe space to share feelings.
01706 586787 View 01706 586787
Photo of Esther Morch, Psychotherapist in OL11, England
Esther Morch
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma, anxiety, panic, depression or pain? Or maybe you're finding that low-self esteem or lack of confidence is holding you back in your work or personal life and things are starting to feel a little bit 'stuck'. I'd like to see if I can help.
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma, anxiety, panic, depression or pain? Or maybe you're finding that low-self esteem or lack of confidence is holding you back in your work or personal life and things are starting to feel a little bit 'stuck'. I'd like to see if I can help.
0161 696 8471 View 0161 696 8471
Photo of Mind at Peace by Shelley in Royton, Counsellor in OL11, England
Mind at Peace by Shelley in Royton
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Shelley and as a counsellor I am hugely passionate about helping people to navigate difficult periods in their life. It is my aim to offer you a calm and comforting space in my home that has a dedicated counselling room, providing all my clients comfort and safety. My role as a counsellor is to help you explore issues and feelings present and past that effect you in your daily life. The journey of getting to know each other, can be a daunting feeling for you, but I will build your trust along the way, enabling you to open up and explore difficult experiences.
Hi, I'm Shelley and as a counsellor I am hugely passionate about helping people to navigate difficult periods in their life. It is my aim to offer you a calm and comforting space in my home that has a dedicated counselling room, providing all my clients comfort and safety. My role as a counsellor is to help you explore issues and feelings present and past that effect you in your daily life. The journey of getting to know each other, can be a daunting feeling for you, but I will build your trust along the way, enabling you to open up and explore difficult experiences.
01706 399454 View 01706 399454
Photo of Diane Judith Adderley, Psychotherapist in OL11, England
Diane Judith Adderley
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified psychotherapist, life coach, trainer and supervisor, with over 20 years experience in private practice. I work with adults who may be encountering life's stressors to a greater-than-usual degree or may be struggling to find their way forward in a diverse range of circumstances. These may be from personal or professional sources but usually involve our own, perhaps not very helpful, habitual ways of dealing with such difficulties - we all can revert to old habits in times of trouble. I am available to do both short- and long-term work according to need.
I am a qualified psychotherapist, life coach, trainer and supervisor, with over 20 years experience in private practice. I work with adults who may be encountering life's stressors to a greater-than-usual degree or may be struggling to find their way forward in a diverse range of circumstances. These may be from personal or professional sources but usually involve our own, perhaps not very helpful, habitual ways of dealing with such difficulties - we all can revert to old habits in times of trouble. I am available to do both short- and long-term work according to need.
01890 230083 View 01890 230083
Photo of Huddersfield Holistic Healing, Counsellor in OL11, England
Huddersfield Holistic Healing
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huddersfield Holistic Healing offers a comprehensive, therapeutic service in a safe and confidential environment for you to reach your full potential with the support and guidance from a fully trained talking therapist. You may feel that it would be beneficial to explore something that is troubling you and leaving you feeling stuck, or you may like to consider the possibility of taking a new direction to allow you to fully love the life you live. If you have an unhealthy habit that you’d like to break, or a fear you’d like to overcome, then Huddersfield Holistic Healing is here to help you.
Huddersfield Holistic Healing offers a comprehensive, therapeutic service in a safe and confidential environment for you to reach your full potential with the support and guidance from a fully trained talking therapist. You may feel that it would be beneficial to explore something that is troubling you and leaving you feeling stuck, or you may like to consider the possibility of taking a new direction to allow you to fully love the life you live. If you have an unhealthy habit that you’d like to break, or a fear you’d like to overcome, then Huddersfield Holistic Healing is here to help you.
01484 959726 View 01484 959726

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in OL11

20+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in OL11 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
71% Coping Skills
67% Bereavement
63% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
71% AXA PPP
57% Vitality

How Counsellors in OL11 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in OL11?

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.