Counselling in PO10

Photo of Kim Hosier, Psychotherapist in PO10, England
Kim Hosier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
07723 469228 View 07723 469228
Photo of Catherine Burnard, Counsellor in PO10, England
Catherine Burnard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
My name is Catherine, I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and I also work with children from the age of 8 to 18 years (I am qualified to diploma level to work with children). I offer face to face sessions from my practice in Southbourne (in-between Havant and Chichester). Just a 2 minute walk from Southbourne station.
My name is Catherine, I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and I also work with children from the age of 8 to 18 years (I am qualified to diploma level to work with children). I offer face to face sessions from my practice in Southbourne (in-between Havant and Chichester). Just a 2 minute walk from Southbourne station.
01202 125798 View 01202 125798
Photo of Manuela Campbell, Counsellor in PO10, England
Manuela Campbell
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Hello, welcome to my profile. Finding a therapist can be daunting. An important part of the therapeutic relationship is for clients to feel comfortable. I seek to provide a safe space in which your concerns can be shared. I work with children, parents and couples using a range of interventions, such as individual counselling, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Theraplay parent and child sessions and Circle of Security relational parenting programmes. I also offer a range of attachment-based assessments for adults and children and parents. I am working towards gaining the Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling.
Hello, welcome to my profile. Finding a therapist can be daunting. An important part of the therapeutic relationship is for clients to feel comfortable. I seek to provide a safe space in which your concerns can be shared. I work with children, parents and couples using a range of interventions, such as individual counselling, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Theraplay parent and child sessions and Circle of Security relational parenting programmes. I also offer a range of attachment-based assessments for adults and children and parents. I am working towards gaining the Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling.
01243 217406 View 01243 217406
Photo of Dawn Whiteley, Counsellor in PO10, England
Dawn Whiteley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes it's hard to know where to start. We know something doesn't feel right. These feelings can consume and overwhelm us and stop us from moving forward. Whatever you are feeling, having a safe and confidential space to explore, within a non-judgemental relationship, can be the start to living a better life and looking at the future in a different way. You are unique and what you bring to therapy will be individual to you.
Sometimes it's hard to know where to start. We know something doesn't feel right. These feelings can consume and overwhelm us and stop us from moving forward. Whatever you are feeling, having a safe and confidential space to explore, within a non-judgemental relationship, can be the start to living a better life and looking at the future in a different way. You are unique and what you bring to therapy will be individual to you.
07710 622896 View 07710 622896
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Marie Watkins
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello, there are many and varied reasons why people seek counselling or therapy with no problem being too big or too small. Modern day life can leave us struggling to balance work, family and relationships resulting in us experiencing feelings of failure, self doubt, low in confidence, feeling overwhelmed, confused, lost, defeated and burnt out. At times we can experience significant change and loss. We can be left with feelings of low mood and anxiety and struggle to make sense of our experience. Maybe we realise that difficult past events or life experiences continue to affect us.
Hello, there are many and varied reasons why people seek counselling or therapy with no problem being too big or too small. Modern day life can leave us struggling to balance work, family and relationships resulting in us experiencing feelings of failure, self doubt, low in confidence, feeling overwhelmed, confused, lost, defeated and burnt out. At times we can experience significant change and loss. We can be left with feelings of low mood and anxiety and struggle to make sense of our experience. Maybe we realise that difficult past events or life experiences continue to affect us.
01202 145490 View 01202 145490
Photo of Pauline Wallace, Counsellor in PO10, England
Pauline Wallace
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Pauline, thank you for reaching out as I understand that this can be difficult. Are you tired of feeling tired? Stressed or anxious? Struggling to concentrate, to sleep? Maybe you are worried about how you will cope? Angry or tearful? Do you feel anxious and don't know what the next step is? Have you lost your confidence, or identity? Do you fear you are going 'mad'? Being able to talk to someone outside your circle of family and friends can help. I won't tell you what to do but I will walk alongside you to help you understand how your experiences have impacted you.
Hi I'm Pauline, thank you for reaching out as I understand that this can be difficult. Are you tired of feeling tired? Stressed or anxious? Struggling to concentrate, to sleep? Maybe you are worried about how you will cope? Angry or tearful? Do you feel anxious and don't know what the next step is? Have you lost your confidence, or identity? Do you fear you are going 'mad'? Being able to talk to someone outside your circle of family and friends can help. I won't tell you what to do but I will walk alongside you to help you understand how your experiences have impacted you.
07479 277880 View 07479 277880
Photo of Colin Campbell-Dunlop, Counsellor in PO10, England
Colin Campbell-Dunlop
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I work with adult individuals and couples. Sometimes we find challenges in life be they with relationships, a loss or bereavement or difficulties with work. Stress, anxiety and low mood can all impact how we engage with life and it can be helpful to discuss these matters in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. If you would like to address any difficulties that you might be facing and to establish a way forward for you Counselling may be the solution for you. I have an established practices in Kent and West Sussex working from two locations in Westerham TN16 and Emsworth PO10
I work with adult individuals and couples. Sometimes we find challenges in life be they with relationships, a loss or bereavement or difficulties with work. Stress, anxiety and low mood can all impact how we engage with life and it can be helpful to discuss these matters in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. If you would like to address any difficulties that you might be facing and to establish a way forward for you Counselling may be the solution for you. I have an established practices in Kent and West Sussex working from two locations in Westerham TN16 and Emsworth PO10
07480 486630 View 07480 486630
Photo of Sian Baker Coaching and Counselling, Counsellor in PO10, England
Sian Baker Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Hi and welcome, I am an experienced Therapist and coach. I work with adults & elders. Our initial session is to make sure that you are confident with me to continue (there is no obligation to do so) & also for me to understand a little about what brings you to therapy. I have had the privilege to work with many clients with complex issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is very important. I also invite you to review the therapy regularly to ensure you are getting the most out of the sessions. When appropriate, I work creatively & with humour. If you have any questions please do contact me.
Hi and welcome, I am an experienced Therapist and coach. I work with adults & elders. Our initial session is to make sure that you are confident with me to continue (there is no obligation to do so) & also for me to understand a little about what brings you to therapy. I have had the privilege to work with many clients with complex issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is very important. I also invite you to review the therapy regularly to ensure you are getting the most out of the sessions. When appropriate, I work creatively & with humour. If you have any questions please do contact me.
07449 828402 View 07449 828402
Photo of Lesley Downs, Counsellor in PO10, England
Lesley Downs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I love working with couples & individuals who want to make changes in their lives. Perhaps for you it's a struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you are unhappy with a relationship, feel trapped, betrayed or dissatisfied with how things are. I offer couples weekly or intensive half and full day sessions to really kick start your progress towards a happier future. Possibly you hate your job and want to do something different but you're not sure what or how to make that big step forward into a different world. Perhaps you've lost your confidence and your self esteem has hit rock bottom and you need a positive way forward?
I love working with couples & individuals who want to make changes in their lives. Perhaps for you it's a struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you are unhappy with a relationship, feel trapped, betrayed or dissatisfied with how things are. I offer couples weekly or intensive half and full day sessions to really kick start your progress towards a happier future. Possibly you hate your job and want to do something different but you're not sure what or how to make that big step forward into a different world. Perhaps you've lost your confidence and your self esteem has hit rock bottom and you need a positive way forward?
07427 534886 View 07427 534886
Photo of Dr Hannah Graydon, Psychologist in PO10, England
Dr Hannah Graydon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Registered counselling psychologist with over 10 years experience of working with people with a range of difficulties from mild to severe and enduring. As a counselling psychologist I draw upon a variety of evidence based models in order to support you in the most effective way. Trained in humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT , mindfulness and EMDR. This means I can deliver treatment that is specifically designed for your needs. Experienced across a variety of settings (young people’s services, charities such as Mind, NHS), I currently work in the NHS and run a private practice for adults and young people.
Registered counselling psychologist with over 10 years experience of working with people with a range of difficulties from mild to severe and enduring. As a counselling psychologist I draw upon a variety of evidence based models in order to support you in the most effective way. Trained in humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT , mindfulness and EMDR. This means I can deliver treatment that is specifically designed for your needs. Experienced across a variety of settings (young people’s services, charities such as Mind, NHS), I currently work in the NHS and run a private practice for adults and young people.
01243 974684 View 01243 974684
Photo of Colin Beckwith Counselling, Counsellor in PO10, England
Colin Beckwith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
07401 292314 View 07401 292314
Photo of Joanne Gilhooly, Psychotherapist in PO10, England
Joanne Gilhooly
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Emsworth PO10  (Online Only)
Therapy can be transformative - so why struggle alone? Whether you are in deep emotional pain, anxious, stressed or perhaps frustrated with your life, exploring the issues in a safe setting can be empowering. In a world that can feel frantic yet lonely, it's hard to dedicate time to yourself. But you are important: you deserve an opportunity to reassess 'how you got here', to be more self-aware and find ways to be truly happy. I offer the chance to be really heard - with empathy and without judgement - in total confidence. We'll work together to understand what is troubling you at a depth, duration and pace that feel right to you.
Therapy can be transformative - so why struggle alone? Whether you are in deep emotional pain, anxious, stressed or perhaps frustrated with your life, exploring the issues in a safe setting can be empowering. In a world that can feel frantic yet lonely, it's hard to dedicate time to yourself. But you are important: you deserve an opportunity to reassess 'how you got here', to be more self-aware and find ways to be truly happy. I offer the chance to be really heard - with empathy and without judgement - in total confidence. We'll work together to understand what is troubling you at a depth, duration and pace that feel right to you.
07481 342278 View 07481 342278
Photo of Crena Watson, Counsellor in PO10, England
Crena Watson
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Discover Your True Self and Thrive with Specialized Counselling Are you an adult who suspects you may have ADHD or Autism, or perhaps you've recently received an official diagnosis? Many individuals uncover these facets of their identity later in life, often prompted by a lifelong sense of being different from others. Whether you're on a journey of self-discovery or already armed with a diagnosis, it's natural to experience a wide range of emotions – from anxiety, overwhelm, and depression to confusion about your path forward. How has this revelation impacted your relationships with others?
Discover Your True Self and Thrive with Specialized Counselling Are you an adult who suspects you may have ADHD or Autism, or perhaps you've recently received an official diagnosis? Many individuals uncover these facets of their identity later in life, often prompted by a lifelong sense of being different from others. Whether you're on a journey of self-discovery or already armed with a diagnosis, it's natural to experience a wide range of emotions – from anxiety, overwhelm, and depression to confusion about your path forward. How has this revelation impacted your relationships with others?
020 3835 5186 View 020 3835 5186
Photo of Bev Spiller, Psychotherapist in PO10, England
Bev Spiller
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello. I am here to support you when life gets tough! Suffering with anxiety, depression, having difficulty with your relationships or approaching significant life changes can be experienced as overwhelming. Do you feel lost, fearful and unsure as to what to do next? As an experienced psychotherapist, I will help you find your way back to a self that feels more confident and in charge of your life going forward. As we work together, you will establish clearer thinking and emotional balance that brings about greater happiness. I enjoy working with clients age seventeen upwards. You do not have to go it alone! I am here.
Hello. I am here to support you when life gets tough! Suffering with anxiety, depression, having difficulty with your relationships or approaching significant life changes can be experienced as overwhelming. Do you feel lost, fearful and unsure as to what to do next? As an experienced psychotherapist, I will help you find your way back to a self that feels more confident and in charge of your life going forward. As we work together, you will establish clearer thinking and emotional balance that brings about greater happiness. I enjoy working with clients age seventeen upwards. You do not have to go it alone! I am here.
07445 411493 View 07445 411493
Photo of Janet Smith Emotional Wellness Coaching, Counsellor in PO10, England
Janet Smith Emotional Wellness Coaching
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
If you are at a crossroads or struggling with your mental health and know that you need to make a change. I can help. Some of the key areas I work in are:- Depression Loss & Bereavement Stress & Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma/PTSD Emotional Eating/Eating Disorders & Weight Loss, Abuse, Addictions, Work/life balance, Senior Executive Coaching. I combine psychodynamic counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Senior Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to help clients who are experiencing emotional distress and want to make positive change in their life
If you are at a crossroads or struggling with your mental health and know that you need to make a change. I can help. Some of the key areas I work in are:- Depression Loss & Bereavement Stress & Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma/PTSD Emotional Eating/Eating Disorders & Weight Loss, Abuse, Addictions, Work/life balance, Senior Executive Coaching. I combine psychodynamic counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Senior Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to help clients who are experiencing emotional distress and want to make positive change in their life
023 8235 2065 View 023 8235 2065
Photo of Victoria Rhys-Hurn, Counsellor in PO10, England
Victoria Rhys-Hurn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
023 9431 1868 View 023 9431 1868
Photo of Becker Cox, Counsellor in PO10, England
Becker Cox
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I've been where you are now, looking for a therapist and not sure who to choose! Deciding to have therapy and choosing who to embark on the journey with can be a daunting prospect. But, you’ve taking the first step to sharing your difficulties and that’s a great start. Having had my own therapy I know how important it is to find the right therapist. I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to share what is happening for you. I won’t judge or tell you to do things. I will support you with the choices you make. I offer appointments from 8am to 8pm and may be available at short notice.
I've been where you are now, looking for a therapist and not sure who to choose! Deciding to have therapy and choosing who to embark on the journey with can be a daunting prospect. But, you’ve taking the first step to sharing your difficulties and that’s a great start. Having had my own therapy I know how important it is to find the right therapist. I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to share what is happening for you. I won’t judge or tell you to do things. I will support you with the choices you make. I offer appointments from 8am to 8pm and may be available at short notice.
07480 487766 View 07480 487766
Photo of Greenleaves Psychological Services, Psychotherapist in PO10, England
Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Emsworth PO10  (Online Only)
Your past is something you desperately want to forget. You have done your utmost to push it all out of your mind and just get on with your life. But no matter how hard you try, those awful thoughts and feelings follow you wherever you go, catching you out when you least expect it. You feel trapped, powerless to change any of this. You feel out of control, unable to manage the stress in your body. And every time those images pop into your mind, you feel ashamed and guilty. There is this voice inside you telling you you should have done something more, something else. Then it would have all been different.
Your past is something you desperately want to forget. You have done your utmost to push it all out of your mind and just get on with your life. But no matter how hard you try, those awful thoughts and feelings follow you wherever you go, catching you out when you least expect it. You feel trapped, powerless to change any of this. You feel out of control, unable to manage the stress in your body. And every time those images pop into your mind, you feel ashamed and guilty. There is this voice inside you telling you you should have done something more, something else. Then it would have all been different.
01329 557272 View 01329 557272
Photo of www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk, Counsellor in PO10, England
www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
Based in Hilsea Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 17 years I work in a building at the end of my garden which is very quiet & peaceful. .....Sessions are an hour, I work short & long term. I'm a Humanistic counsellor who works eclectically, also with CBT, dreams and creatively. .......I work with addictions, drug, alcohol, gambling etc. I also work with other addictions & phobias. I may offer concessions to young adults.
07947 351146 View 07947 351146
Photo of Dr Louise Webber, Psychologist in PO10, England
Dr Louise Webber
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Counselling Psychologist and highly specialist cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapist. CBT is the recommended therapy for Depression and Anxiety by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS. I trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, a world leader in CBT practice & research. It is a highly skilled active therapy that explores links between thoughts, behaviours & emotions to help you break free from negative cycles that might be holding you back. I also adopt somatic based techniques to provide a holistic whole body approach based on latest research, especially for clients with trauma.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and highly specialist cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapist. CBT is the recommended therapy for Depression and Anxiety by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS. I trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, a world leader in CBT practice & research. It is a highly skilled active therapy that explores links between thoughts, behaviours & emotions to help you break free from negative cycles that might be holding you back. I also adopt somatic based techniques to provide a holistic whole body approach based on latest research, especially for clients with trauma.
01243 952134 View 01243 952134

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PO10

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in PO10 who prioritize treating:

96% Relationship Issues
96% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Stress
70% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% WPA
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in PO10 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in PO10?

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.