Counselling in PO7

Photo of Holly-Jane Thurgood, Optimism Therapy Services, Psychotherapist in PO7, England
Holly-Jane Thurgood, Optimism Therapy Services
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterlooville PO7  (Online Only)
I offer psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. Energetic and enthusiastic, I will work with you to motivate and guide you through therapy. My approach is friendly and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I also work in community mental health within the NHS and Ministry of Defence.
I offer psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. Energetic and enthusiastic, I will work with you to motivate and guide you through therapy. My approach is friendly and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I also work in community mental health within the NHS and Ministry of Defence.
023 8001 6653 View 023 8001 6653
Photo of Alanah Lambert, Counsellor in PO7, England
Alanah Lambert
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
People begin their counselling journey for many different reasons. You might be feeling anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem or feel uncomfortable in your own skin and be looking to empower yourself and build your self-confidence. You may be feeling stuck or on the verge of a life change, be needing space to talk through difficult emotions or experiences in your life, or you might find yourself reliving the same patterns and want to change. You also may be wanting to learn more about yourself and deepen your personal experience on life’s journey. Whatever the reason, I can be here to go on this journey with you.
People begin their counselling journey for many different reasons. You might be feeling anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem or feel uncomfortable in your own skin and be looking to empower yourself and build your self-confidence. You may be feeling stuck or on the verge of a life change, be needing space to talk through difficult emotions or experiences in your life, or you might find yourself reliving the same patterns and want to change. You also may be wanting to learn more about yourself and deepen your personal experience on life’s journey. Whatever the reason, I can be here to go on this journey with you.
023 8001 7249 View 023 8001 7249
Photo of Marble White Counselling, Counsellor in PO7, England
Marble White Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Do you wish to feel empowered and be in an environment that promotes equality, acceptance and values you positively as a person? Marble White Counselling offers a professional service working with Adults, Couples, Families, Young People and Children. I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience. Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance.
Do you wish to feel empowered and be in an environment that promotes equality, acceptance and values you positively as a person? Marble White Counselling offers a professional service working with Adults, Couples, Families, Young People and Children. I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience. Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance.
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Janet Smith Emotional Wellness Coaching
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
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 Bev Spiller, Psychotherapist in PO7, England
Bev Spiller
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
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
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Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Waterlooville PO7  (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.
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Del Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Del Atkins and I'm a counsellor, offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and supervision, I offer face to face counselling and supervision to young people 16+ and adults in Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area from rooms in Fareham. I have completed over 5300+ hours with clients since completing a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Person Centered Counselling in 2009. I have worked with clients on their journeys who are experiencing bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self confidence worries, sexuality, self image issues, trauma, rape & sexual assault etc....
Hi my name is Del Atkins and I'm a counsellor, offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and supervision, I offer face to face counselling and supervision to young people 16+ and adults in Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area from rooms in Fareham. I have completed over 5300+ hours with clients since completing a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Person Centered Counselling in 2009. I have worked with clients on their journeys who are experiencing bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self confidence worries, sexuality, self image issues, trauma, rape & sexual assault etc....
01329 557308 View 01329 557308
Photo of Sian Baker Coaching and Counselling, Counsellor in PO7, England
Sian Baker Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
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 Maggie Alice Cole in PO7, England
Maggie Alice Cole
I work as a high intensity therapist currently for the military and in private practice . I treat a lot of trauma , anxiety ,depression and phobias as well as panic disorder , generalised anxiety disorder , Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , childhood abuse , chronic fatigue syndrome and OCD. I have experience also in working with Psychosis. I work with people in a compassionate focussed way focussed on their goals for treatment . Therapy is always geared to the clients goals and what they want /need to be different , this is reviewed regularly in therapy to ensure we are still working towards the goals that the client identified.
I work as a high intensity therapist currently for the military and in private practice . I treat a lot of trauma , anxiety ,depression and phobias as well as panic disorder , generalised anxiety disorder , Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , childhood abuse , chronic fatigue syndrome and OCD. I have experience also in working with Psychosis. I work with people in a compassionate focussed way focussed on their goals for treatment . Therapy is always geared to the clients goals and what they want /need to be different , this is reviewed regularly in therapy to ensure we are still working towards the goals that the client identified.
01329 553375 View 01329 553375
Photo of Laura MacWilliams, Counsellor in PO7, England
Laura MacWilliams
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
During our initial session, I might ask you; "Do you have a sense of what you want to bring to therapy?". These initial conversations will help me to understand your perspective, creating a collaborative approach to our work together. You might come to therapy with a specific issue which you want to discuss, or you may wish to use therapy as a way to get to know yourself and understand your own personal process. Drawing upon my own experience both personally and professionally, I am particularly interested in working with both men and women who have experienced difficulty or trauma in pregnancy and childbirth.
During our initial session, I might ask you; "Do you have a sense of what you want to bring to therapy?". These initial conversations will help me to understand your perspective, creating a collaborative approach to our work together. You might come to therapy with a specific issue which you want to discuss, or you may wish to use therapy as a way to get to know yourself and understand your own personal process. Drawing upon my own experience both personally and professionally, I am particularly interested in working with both men and women who have experienced difficulty or trauma in pregnancy and childbirth.
07843 730094 View 07843 730094
Photo of Rachel Hawthorn Counselling, Counsellor in PO7, England
Rachel Hawthorn Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
If you are struggling and finding life difficult or distressing in any way, then counselling could help you find clarity about your situation and find a way of moving forward. I can offer you a safe space to talk about your situation, explore your thoughts and feelings, and process things in your past and present. In turn, you can gain greater self-awareness, feel more in control and resilient, and improve your general wellbeing.
If you are struggling and finding life difficult or distressing in any way, then counselling could help you find clarity about your situation and find a way of moving forward. I can offer you a safe space to talk about your situation, explore your thoughts and feelings, and process things in your past and present. In turn, you can gain greater self-awareness, feel more in control and resilient, and improve your general wellbeing.
07921 382438 View 07921 382438
Photo of Matthew Gettins, Counsellor in PO7, England
Matthew Gettins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello, my name is Matthew and I’m a counsellor based at Havant Meeting Place - Havant United Reformed Church. I acknowledge counselling is a brave step to take with initially making the enquiry and then having the courage to attend the first session. I have had counselling in my life and being listened to seemed surreal at first. Friends and family had always given their opinions and reassurances, with the best of intentions at heart, yet being really listened to was ground-breaking for me. I aim to ease any anxiety by arranging an appointment as soon as possible so therapy can begin.
Hello, my name is Matthew and I’m a counsellor based at Havant Meeting Place - Havant United Reformed Church. I acknowledge counselling is a brave step to take with initially making the enquiry and then having the courage to attend the first session. I have had counselling in my life and being listened to seemed surreal at first. Friends and family had always given their opinions and reassurances, with the best of intentions at heart, yet being really listened to was ground-breaking for me. I aim to ease any anxiety by arranging an appointment as soon as possible so therapy can begin.
07436 430474 View 07436 430474
Photo of Fresh Start Psychological Services Ltd, Psychotherapist in PO7, England
Fresh Start Psychological Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
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David Burchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
My name is David and I am a Humanistic Counsellor. When looking for professional support, it can be confusing, even difficult to know which counsellor will be right for your own personal needs. With this in mind, I openly invite you to contact me either by phone or email so that you can ask any questions around how counselling could help you. I am a fully qualified Ba (Hons) Humanistic counselling professional with experience of working with a wide variety of issues. Training, qualifications & experience
My name is David and I am a Humanistic Counsellor. When looking for professional support, it can be confusing, even difficult to know which counsellor will be right for your own personal needs. With this in mind, I openly invite you to contact me either by phone or email so that you can ask any questions around how counselling could help you. I am a fully qualified Ba (Hons) Humanistic counselling professional with experience of working with a wide variety of issues. Training, qualifications & experience
07723 449738 View 07723 449738
Photo of Haven Counselling & Coaching (Rob Stroud), Counsellor in PO7, England
Haven Counselling & Coaching (Rob Stroud)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you looking for help trying to manage how you think, feel and act? Whether it's anxiety, low-mood, a relationship difficulty or something else, you are probably wanting to find practical strategies and tools to make life work better for you. Maybe you're unsure where to start or what exactly the problem is.
Are you looking for help trying to manage how you think, feel and act? Whether it's anxiety, low-mood, a relationship difficulty or something else, you are probably wanting to find practical strategies and tools to make life work better for you. Maybe you're unsure where to start or what exactly the problem is.
01329 551359 View 01329 551359
Photo of Denise Dyson, Counsellor in PO7, England
Denise Dyson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
If your life is not going the way you want it to, I am here to help. Whatever the issue and no matter how long it has been with you, we can talk it through, find the answers you need, and work out together the way forward. Stress, anxiety, relationship breakdown, depression, addiction, and loss can all get in the way of allowing you to live the life you truly want. The problems might be from the past or happening right now. Most people find that within just a few sessions, they start to feel better - calmer, more relaxed, less tired and more able to find solutions.
If your life is not going the way you want it to, I am here to help. Whatever the issue and no matter how long it has been with you, we can talk it through, find the answers you need, and work out together the way forward. Stress, anxiety, relationship breakdown, depression, addiction, and loss can all get in the way of allowing you to live the life you truly want. The problems might be from the past or happening right now. Most people find that within just a few sessions, they start to feel better - calmer, more relaxed, less tired and more able to find solutions.
01730 771267 View 01730 771267
Photo of Tania Lee, Psychotherapist in PO7, England
Tania Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
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Photo of I C Counselling, Counsellor in PO7, England
I C Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
My name is Ingrid Coombs. I am I C Counselling specialising in the field of trauma which, I believe is an event or events combined with all the feelings and emotions associated with it, which now negatively impact your life. Trauma affects people in many different ways. Only you will know how your experience is affecting you and whether or not you are struggling to cope as a result. I also work in the field of addiction, helping those already in recovery examine their journey which took them there. This can encompass past behaviours, relationships, adverse childhood experiences, leading to depression and anxiety and low self worth.
My name is Ingrid Coombs. I am I C Counselling specialising in the field of trauma which, I believe is an event or events combined with all the feelings and emotions associated with it, which now negatively impact your life. Trauma affects people in many different ways. Only you will know how your experience is affecting you and whether or not you are struggling to cope as a result. I also work in the field of addiction, helping those already in recovery examine their journey which took them there. This can encompass past behaviours, relationships, adverse childhood experiences, leading to depression and anxiety and low self worth.
01730 779920 View 01730 779920
Photo of Hestia Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in PO7, England
Hestia Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Working together using an integrative approach my focus will be to assist you in a flexible approach to counselling using many approaches to develop a rapport and good working relationship beneficial to your needs ​ Taking the first step to achieve your goals is a difficult one and I look forward to meeting you and together making those changes that you desire. As an integrative counsellor my aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours.
Working together using an integrative approach my focus will be to assist you in a flexible approach to counselling using many approaches to develop a rapport and good working relationship beneficial to your needs ​ Taking the first step to achieve your goals is a difficult one and I look forward to meeting you and together making those changes that you desire. As an integrative counsellor my aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours.
01329 756698 View 01329 756698
Photo of Amanda Halford, Counsellor in PO7, England
Amanda Halford
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Hello. I wonder what has led you to seek out a counsellor? Are you or someone you love having a hard time with upsetting or traumatic experiences? This might be something that you are living with now or something from your past. Perhaps you’re experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings and everything feels overwhelming at the moment. If life is making you feel sad, anxious or depressed and you’ve reached the point where having someone to listen would help, then I would like to invite you to come along for some counselling. Having therapy can be the first step in making positive changes to your life, resulting in a happier you.
Hello. I wonder what has led you to seek out a counsellor? Are you or someone you love having a hard time with upsetting or traumatic experiences? This might be something that you are living with now or something from your past. Perhaps you’re experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings and everything feels overwhelming at the moment. If life is making you feel sad, anxious or depressed and you’ve reached the point where having someone to listen would help, then I would like to invite you to come along for some counselling. Having therapy can be the first step in making positive changes to your life, resulting in a happier you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PO7

20+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in PO7 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
95% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% AXA PPP
50% Aviva
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in PO7 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in PO7?

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.