Photo of Dr Sam French, Psychologist in OX11, England
Dr Sam French
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. My therapeutic work is currently with adults and adolescents (12+) with no upper age limit. I can support people with wide range of mental health difficulties, and I have a special interest in OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, hoarding problems, and difficulties related to trauma. I work both face-to-face via my Wallingford clinic and online, and can offer a format flexible to your needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. My therapeutic work is currently with adults and adolescents (12+) with no upper age limit. I can support people with wide range of mental health difficulties, and I have a special interest in OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, hoarding problems, and difficulties related to trauma. I work both face-to-face via my Wallingford clinic and online, and can offer a format flexible to your needs.
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Photo of Emanuela Vita, Counsellor in OX11, England
Emanuela Vita
Counsellor, PTUK
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
Play is the child’s nature medium of self-expression – It is essential for development. In the play therapy sessions, the child has opportunity to ‘play out’ their feelings and problems. The intervention has a significant impact on how children view themselves and their future success as students, members of the community, family members, and human beings. Children sometimes experience difficulties and present challenging behaviours. I may contribute to their soul’s playfulness and lightness through the play. Therapeutic intervention plan using non-directive and Integrative Holistic Play Therapy.
Play is the child’s nature medium of self-expression – It is essential for development. In the play therapy sessions, the child has opportunity to ‘play out’ their feelings and problems. The intervention has a significant impact on how children view themselves and their future success as students, members of the community, family members, and human beings. Children sometimes experience difficulties and present challenging behaviours. I may contribute to their soul’s playfulness and lightness through the play. Therapeutic intervention plan using non-directive and Integrative Holistic Play Therapy.
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Photo of Irene Johnston, Counsellor in OX11, England
Irene Johnston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
Many people know that they want to speak with a therapist, but are a afraid that their 'stuff' might shock or hurt them. PLEASE trust me - I do understand how awful life can be, how cruel some people can be, how we do things to survive that we wish we hadn't. Try me - you will find that I am not going to be shocked or hurt, and that I can listen with understanding, warmth and without judgment, for as long as it takes to put your demons to rest and move on with your life.
Many people know that they want to speak with a therapist, but are a afraid that their 'stuff' might shock or hurt them. PLEASE trust me - I do understand how awful life can be, how cruel some people can be, how we do things to survive that we wish we hadn't. Try me - you will find that I am not going to be shocked or hurt, and that I can listen with understanding, warmth and without judgment, for as long as it takes to put your demons to rest and move on with your life.
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Photo of Patience Parker, Counsellor in OX11, England
Patience Parker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
Do you find it difficult to maintain relationships of all types? Are you struggling with loss or bereavement? Is getting the right work-life balance proving to be an impossible balancing act? Are you having difficulty with cultural adaptation to a foreign country? Are you experiencing feelings of loneliness, isolation and lack of direction? If you can identify with any of these feelings, not knowing where to turn to for the help you need can be daunting, and sometimes confiding in family and friends is no longer an option. Counselling can help.
Do you find it difficult to maintain relationships of all types? Are you struggling with loss or bereavement? Is getting the right work-life balance proving to be an impossible balancing act? Are you having difficulty with cultural adaptation to a foreign country? Are you experiencing feelings of loneliness, isolation and lack of direction? If you can identify with any of these feelings, not knowing where to turn to for the help you need can be daunting, and sometimes confiding in family and friends is no longer an option. Counselling can help.
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Photo of Dr Sandra Boccard-Binet, Psychologist in OX11, England
Dr Sandra Boccard-Binet
Psychologist, PhD, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
I am a Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) & the National Hypnotherapy Society. In my practice I use a pluralistic approach to understand and support my clients throughout their difficulties, in a friendly and empathetic way. My previous research in Neurosciences at the University of Oxford was fascinating and gratifying, but my desire to help people led me to this more fulfilling vocation. Sessions last 50 minutes and can be held face-to-face or online, in English or French.
I am a Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) & the National Hypnotherapy Society. In my practice I use a pluralistic approach to understand and support my clients throughout their difficulties, in a friendly and empathetic way. My previous research in Neurosciences at the University of Oxford was fascinating and gratifying, but my desire to help people led me to this more fulfilling vocation. Sessions last 50 minutes and can be held face-to-face or online, in English or French.
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Photo of Annie Fabulet, Psychotherapist in OX11, England
Annie Fabulet
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
I am an existential psychotherapist and a supervisor. I first trained as a Clinical Psychologist in France before retraining as a Counselling Psychologist in the UK. Through my past experience, and my research, I am a specialist of intellectual giftedness and the issues attached to it. I have also worked extensively with depressed mothers and their babies. I am a registered in the UK (MBACP) as well as in France (ADELI). I specialise in existential psychotherapy, but I also work with other modalities. I offer short and long term therapy.
I am an existential psychotherapist and a supervisor. I first trained as a Clinical Psychologist in France before retraining as a Counselling Psychologist in the UK. Through my past experience, and my research, I am a specialist of intellectual giftedness and the issues attached to it. I have also worked extensively with depressed mothers and their babies. I am a registered in the UK (MBACP) as well as in France (ADELI). I specialise in existential psychotherapy, but I also work with other modalities. I offer short and long term therapy.
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Photo of Stacy Rowland-Jones, Counsellor in OX11, England
Stacy Rowland-Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
Hello and welcome. How can I help support you? It can be difficult to express our feelings or make sense of what is happening to us. Enabling ourselves to be truly heard is important so that we might explore our difficulties. You may feel that a change is needed. Perhaps you struggle with unhelpful patterns or have difficulty setting boundaries for yourself. Do you replay events, wishing that you had done things differently? Perhaps a past trauma is haunting you. Navigating our challenges can make us feel out of control, lost and frustrated. By working together we can heal, build strength and resilience and feel more fulfilled.
Hello and welcome. How can I help support you? It can be difficult to express our feelings or make sense of what is happening to us. Enabling ourselves to be truly heard is important so that we might explore our difficulties. You may feel that a change is needed. Perhaps you struggle with unhelpful patterns or have difficulty setting boundaries for yourself. Do you replay events, wishing that you had done things differently? Perhaps a past trauma is haunting you. Navigating our challenges can make us feel out of control, lost and frustrated. By working together we can heal, build strength and resilience and feel more fulfilled.
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Photo of Georgie Hedges, Psychotherapist in OX11, England
Georgie Hedges
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
I'm friendly, flexible and non judgemental, offering understanding and empathy and I specialise working with young people and adults. My approach is unique to each client, factoring developmental and chronological ages. I work interactively, person-centred, yet directively and creatively- integrating arts/games therapies with CBT. I find individual ways to connect to every client and find humour, where appropriate, can go a long way to heal. I work to help young people understand their behaviours and motivations and challenge perspectives, whilst being very much on their level. EFT and Hypnotherapy qualified practitioner.
I'm friendly, flexible and non judgemental, offering understanding and empathy and I specialise working with young people and adults. My approach is unique to each client, factoring developmental and chronological ages. I work interactively, person-centred, yet directively and creatively- integrating arts/games therapies with CBT. I find individual ways to connect to every client and find humour, where appropriate, can go a long way to heal. I work to help young people understand their behaviours and motivations and challenge perspectives, whilst being very much on their level. EFT and Hypnotherapy qualified practitioner.
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Photo of Laura Tams, Psychotherapist in OX11, England
Laura Tams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
Are you ready to feel different? Maybe you've had some big changes in your life that have left you feeling unsettled or maybe you're fed up with things staying the same and you're ready to make some changes. During therapy you will begin to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences providing you with valuable insight and leaving you empowered and ready to make positive changes in your life.
Are you ready to feel different? Maybe you've had some big changes in your life that have left you feeling unsettled or maybe you're fed up with things staying the same and you're ready to make some changes. During therapy you will begin to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences providing you with valuable insight and leaving you empowered and ready to make positive changes in your life.
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Photo of Rachel Allan, Counsellor in OX11, England
Rachel Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
Welcome, my name is Rachel and I am a professional qualified Integrative Transpersonal Therapist based in Oxfordshire. I understand that deciding to start therapy and looking for the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is one of the most fundamental parts of effective therapy. I take great care in listening to your story so that you feel safe to express your inner world, so that we may work together to find change and growth. I am a down to earth, warm and authentic therapist.
Welcome, my name is Rachel and I am a professional qualified Integrative Transpersonal Therapist based in Oxfordshire. I understand that deciding to start therapy and looking for the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is one of the most fundamental parts of effective therapy. I take great care in listening to your story so that you feel safe to express your inner world, so that we may work together to find change and growth. I am a down to earth, warm and authentic therapist.
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Photo of Zanna St Quinton, Psychotherapist in OX11, England
Zanna St Quinton
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
I specialise in supporting parents through the various challenges that being a parent brings. Perhaps you’re a new parent and are struggling to adjust to your ‘new normal’. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm or a feeling of being ‘stuck’. Maybe you are experiencing disproportionate levels of anger which you recognise are having a negative impact on you and your family. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship. Is a traumatic birth experience still affecting you? If so, I can help. I specialise in practical & positive, brief therapy.
I specialise in supporting parents through the various challenges that being a parent brings. Perhaps you’re a new parent and are struggling to adjust to your ‘new normal’. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm or a feeling of being ‘stuck’. Maybe you are experiencing disproportionate levels of anger which you recognise are having a negative impact on you and your family. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship. Is a traumatic birth experience still affecting you? If so, I can help. I specialise in practical & positive, brief therapy.
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Photo of Natilie Cocker, Counsellor in OX11, England
Natilie Cocker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
My passion is to help children of all ages who may feel anxious; emotionally dysregulated; and mentally and physically exhausted feel at ease again in their bodies, their mind, their surroundings and their relationships. Alongside this, I support worried parents by empowering them to change the dynamics of their family in order to redress the balance and bring about harmony once again. It is crucial as a practitioner to view your family construct individually, to form a relationship with your family members and to create a bespoke package of treatment that you all feel comfortable with.
My passion is to help children of all ages who may feel anxious; emotionally dysregulated; and mentally and physically exhausted feel at ease again in their bodies, their mind, their surroundings and their relationships. Alongside this, I support worried parents by empowering them to change the dynamics of their family in order to redress the balance and bring about harmony once again. It is crucial as a practitioner to view your family construct individually, to form a relationship with your family members and to create a bespoke package of treatment that you all feel comfortable with.
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Photo of Tamara Jane Herrmann, Psychotherapist in OX11, England
Tamara Jane Herrmann
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Didcot OX11
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
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Photo of Sian Renwick, Psychotherapist in OX11, England
Sian Renwick
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
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Photo of Dr Karen Halford, Psychologist in OX11, England
Dr Karen Halford
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
Hello! I'm Karen. I'm a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I have many years of experience in both the NHS and private practice. I work with people who are struggling with a variety of complex psychological difficulties such as depression, eating disorders (bulimia, binge eating and others), anxiety (including panic, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/PTSD, BDD, low self-esteem and many others. I also offer assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
Hello! I'm Karen. I'm a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I have many years of experience in both the NHS and private practice. I work with people who are struggling with a variety of complex psychological difficulties such as depression, eating disorders (bulimia, binge eating and others), anxiety (including panic, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/PTSD, BDD, low self-esteem and many others. I also offer assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
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Photo of Carola Percival, Psychotherapist in OX11, England
Carola Percival
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
Hello, and a warm welcome to my professional profile! Please also look at my website www.goringphysis. co.uk. There are times in every person's emotional life when their nearest and dearest people are not suitable to go to, and this is where my professional skill and experience can be helpful to let you find your way forward. I see my role to create with you a psychotherapeutic relationship of trust and hope which will be unique for the duration of your therapy. I work ethically, non-judgmentally and our time together will be based on a contractual agreement towards your specific goal.
Hello, and a warm welcome to my professional profile! Please also look at my website www.goringphysis. co.uk. There are times in every person's emotional life when their nearest and dearest people are not suitable to go to, and this is where my professional skill and experience can be helpful to let you find your way forward. I see my role to create with you a psychotherapeutic relationship of trust and hope which will be unique for the duration of your therapy. I work ethically, non-judgmentally and our time together will be based on a contractual agreement towards your specific goal.
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Photo of John Bristow, Counsellor in OX11, England
John Bristow
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Didcot OX11
Evening slots currently available (Apr 24). Thank you, and hello, my name is John, a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping you achieve growth and emotional well-being. I work from the centre of Abingdon on Thames in Oxfordshire, and can support you with whatever you are going through - either online or face to face.
Evening slots currently available (Apr 24). Thank you, and hello, my name is John, a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping you achieve growth and emotional well-being. I work from the centre of Abingdon on Thames in Oxfordshire, and can support you with whatever you are going through - either online or face to face.
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Photo of Nicola Kelly Counselling, Counsellor in OX11, England
Nicola Kelly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
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Photo of Helen Decardi-Nelson, Counsellor in OX11, England
Helen Decardi-Nelson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Didcot OX11
Would you like support with difficult emotions, make sense of past or current experiences or understand your relationships better? I am an Integrative Counsellor with experience of individual counselling for adults, children and young people. I also offer Couples Counselling. People come to me for counselling for all kinds of reasons, including; anxiety, depression, enhancing self esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, management of anger, as well as issues such as learning how to heal from traumatic and early life experiences.
Would you like support with difficult emotions, make sense of past or current experiences or understand your relationships better? I am an Integrative Counsellor with experience of individual counselling for adults, children and young people. I also offer Couples Counselling. People come to me for counselling for all kinds of reasons, including; anxiety, depression, enhancing self esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, management of anger, as well as issues such as learning how to heal from traumatic and early life experiences.
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Photo of Marie George, Psychotherapist in OX11, England
Marie George
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Didcot OX11
If you are feeling overwhelmed by current issues or past traumatic experiences, making you feel stuck, lost or vulnerable in life & you want something to change, I can offer you support. Together, we will aim to ease the mental & physical discomfort of emotions, such as anxiety, sadness, fear or anger & work towards achieving a more balanced life. I am an experienced, integrative therapist & use various therapeutic approaches to draw on a variety of skills & techniques to suit you. My perspective is holistic, embracing mind, body & spirit, working with your thoughts as well as how you experience difficult emotions in your body.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by current issues or past traumatic experiences, making you feel stuck, lost or vulnerable in life & you want something to change, I can offer you support. Together, we will aim to ease the mental & physical discomfort of emotions, such as anxiety, sadness, fear or anger & work towards achieving a more balanced life. I am an experienced, integrative therapist & use various therapeutic approaches to draw on a variety of skills & techniques to suit you. My perspective is holistic, embracing mind, body & spirit, working with your thoughts as well as how you experience difficult emotions in your body.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in OX11

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in OX11 who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
82% Self Esteem
77% Stress
73% Depression
64% Relationship Issues
59% Trauma and PTSD
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aviva
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in OX11 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in OX11?

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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.