Photo of Dr Anna Ridding, Psychologist in PR3, England
Dr Anna Ridding
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
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Photo of Helena Smith, Counsellor in PR3, England
Helena Smith
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
01254 927994 View 01254 927994
Photo of Kathryn Crameri, Psychotherapist in PR3, England
Kathryn Crameri
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Whatever your personal reasons for seeking therapy, I can offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your situation and move towards your goals. Counselling and psychotherapy have been proven to help with a wide range of issues, whether these are related to current distressing feelings or something traumatic from the past. Talking to someone who won't judge you or tell you what you should do can help you find your own way forward. As a counsellor, I accompany you on your journey. Trained in integrative psychotherapy, I can also suggest specific approaches to our work together that are based on your personal needs.
Whatever your personal reasons for seeking therapy, I can offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your situation and move towards your goals. Counselling and psychotherapy have been proven to help with a wide range of issues, whether these are related to current distressing feelings or something traumatic from the past. Talking to someone who won't judge you or tell you what you should do can help you find your own way forward. As a counsellor, I accompany you on your journey. Trained in integrative psychotherapy, I can also suggest specific approaches to our work together that are based on your personal needs.
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Photo of Barbara Nolan Counsellor And Supervisor, Counsellor in PR3, England
Barbara Nolan Counsellor And Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As an experienced and sympathetic BACP (reg) Person Centred Counsellor I understand it can be daunting finding a Counsellor and hope I can help. I have extensive training and experience working in agencies, schools and private practice with a variety of clients. Adults, Couples, Teens and Children helping with a variety of issues. These include anxiety and depression, relationship problems, loss, low self esteem, bullying, domestic violence and abuse. I believe that the most important thing is the counselling relationship and strive to provide a safe environment in which you can be yourself and explore what is going on for you.
As an experienced and sympathetic BACP (reg) Person Centred Counsellor I understand it can be daunting finding a Counsellor and hope I can help. I have extensive training and experience working in agencies, schools and private practice with a variety of clients. Adults, Couples, Teens and Children helping with a variety of issues. These include anxiety and depression, relationship problems, loss, low self esteem, bullying, domestic violence and abuse. I believe that the most important thing is the counselling relationship and strive to provide a safe environment in which you can be yourself and explore what is going on for you.
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Photo of Dr Dany Just, Psychologist in PR3, England
Dr Dany Just
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Preston PR3  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Dany, a clinical psychologist based in the North-West. I am an experienced clinical psychologist dedicated to help you improve your quality of life. I embrace a rich tapestry of therapeutic approaches – CBT, DBT, CFT, ACT, relational etc. – to tailor sessions to honour your unique experiences. Your journey of self-discovery and growth is nurtured in a sensitive space, where I am committed to fostering understanding and wellbeing. Take a step towards celebrating the strength and uniqueness within you with me as your compassionate companion.
Hi, I'm Dany, a clinical psychologist based in the North-West. I am an experienced clinical psychologist dedicated to help you improve your quality of life. I embrace a rich tapestry of therapeutic approaches – CBT, DBT, CFT, ACT, relational etc. – to tailor sessions to honour your unique experiences. Your journey of self-discovery and growth is nurtured in a sensitive space, where I am committed to fostering understanding and wellbeing. Take a step towards celebrating the strength and uniqueness within you with me as your compassionate companion.
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Photo of Steve Watt, Counsellor in PR3, England
Steve Watt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling to overcome the impact of traumatic or challenging life events and the often painful, emotional aftermath? Perhaps your experiencing feelings and can't even put your finger on why you feel the way you do. Do you want to understand why you're feeling isloated and alone, have lost motivation or started avoiding people? Perhaps you worry all time or are troubled by nightmares or difficult and confusing memories. I've helped clients overcome the above issues and have had specialist training in supporting survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. I'll be alongside you as you explore the issues you're facing.
Are you struggling to overcome the impact of traumatic or challenging life events and the often painful, emotional aftermath? Perhaps your experiencing feelings and can't even put your finger on why you feel the way you do. Do you want to understand why you're feeling isloated and alone, have lost motivation or started avoiding people? Perhaps you worry all time or are troubled by nightmares or difficult and confusing memories. I've helped clients overcome the above issues and have had specialist training in supporting survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. I'll be alongside you as you explore the issues you're facing.
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Photo of Nick Brownjohn, Counsellor in PR3, England
Nick Brownjohn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
If you want to work through your difficulties so that you can make changes in your life and cope better, then I can help. Please rest assured that no problem is too big, small, embarrassing or shocking to bring to therapy, and I have a wealth of experience in working with a wide variety of issues. My training in both person-centred and CBT counselling allows me to tailor the style of therapy to best suit you and how you like to work; you may already have a good idea of what you want from therapy or you may not be sure at all but we can work together to find out what you want to achieve and then design our sessions around that.
If you want to work through your difficulties so that you can make changes in your life and cope better, then I can help. Please rest assured that no problem is too big, small, embarrassing or shocking to bring to therapy, and I have a wealth of experience in working with a wide variety of issues. My training in both person-centred and CBT counselling allows me to tailor the style of therapy to best suit you and how you like to work; you may already have a good idea of what you want from therapy or you may not be sure at all but we can work together to find out what you want to achieve and then design our sessions around that.
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Photo of Ara Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in PR3, England
Ara Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes things can become a little too much, maybe a little overwhelming and we need to talk and have someone to listen to us. A safe space just to be heard and be ourselves. As a person-centred, experiential therapist I can offer you that time and space, affordability and easily accessible counselling in the heart of Preston at a time to suit you. As a member of the BACP and adhering to their ethical guidelines, there is nothing too big or too small to bring to counselling. You are not alone and I'm here for you. I am also an accredited Rewind Therapist providing closure without disclosure for trauma, PTSD and phobias.
Sometimes things can become a little too much, maybe a little overwhelming and we need to talk and have someone to listen to us. A safe space just to be heard and be ourselves. As a person-centred, experiential therapist I can offer you that time and space, affordability and easily accessible counselling in the heart of Preston at a time to suit you. As a member of the BACP and adhering to their ethical guidelines, there is nothing too big or too small to bring to counselling. You are not alone and I'm here for you. I am also an accredited Rewind Therapist providing closure without disclosure for trauma, PTSD and phobias.
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Photo of Paula Slater, Psychologist in PR3, England
Paula Slater
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a wife, a mother of 3 beautiful children, and a Psychologist. I have dedicated my life to helping adults, children and young people maintain their mental health and well-being. My mission has been to help and empower anyone to overcome their most challenging obstacles and start living happier and healthier lifestyles. My extensive experience means that I'm fully equipped to guide, support and assist you in building the life you clearly deserve. I aim to create a life balance that prioritises your well-being and celebrates all aspects of your true self. My approach is integrative and I am very down to earth.
I am a wife, a mother of 3 beautiful children, and a Psychologist. I have dedicated my life to helping adults, children and young people maintain their mental health and well-being. My mission has been to help and empower anyone to overcome their most challenging obstacles and start living happier and healthier lifestyles. My extensive experience means that I'm fully equipped to guide, support and assist you in building the life you clearly deserve. I aim to create a life balance that prioritises your well-being and celebrates all aspects of your true self. My approach is integrative and I am very down to earth.
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Photo of Michael Watson, Counsellor in PR3, England
Michael Watson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an integrative therapist and addiction specialist based in Lancaster; I also have my own lived experience. My service is open to anyone who is looking to make changes in their life. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety or panic attacks, grief, loss, low confidence, or relationship/family issues. Our sessions are a non-judgemental space for you to express and explore your emotions. I am able to draw on a number of different models of strength based trauma informed therapy, including Person centred, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy; in supporting clients to reach their desired goals.
I am an integrative therapist and addiction specialist based in Lancaster; I also have my own lived experience. My service is open to anyone who is looking to make changes in their life. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety or panic attacks, grief, loss, low confidence, or relationship/family issues. Our sessions are a non-judgemental space for you to express and explore your emotions. I am able to draw on a number of different models of strength based trauma informed therapy, including Person centred, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy; in supporting clients to reach their desired goals.
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Photo of Paul Robinson, Psychotherapist in PR3, England
Paul Robinson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Paul Robinson, a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Preston, Lancashire. I have always enjoyed working with people, helping them to overcome their difficulties and distress and to develop and grow. People have always described me as "easy to talk to" and I use this as the foundation to the friendly, empathic and non-judgemental approach I offer to my clients. It is my sincere hope that the relationship we create together becomes the space in which we can explore the challenges and distress that brings you to consider seeing a therapist, and to then be able to move on in life in a much better way.
Hi, my name is Paul Robinson, a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Preston, Lancashire. I have always enjoyed working with people, helping them to overcome their difficulties and distress and to develop and grow. People have always described me as "easy to talk to" and I use this as the foundation to the friendly, empathic and non-judgemental approach I offer to my clients. It is my sincere hope that the relationship we create together becomes the space in which we can explore the challenges and distress that brings you to consider seeing a therapist, and to then be able to move on in life in a much better way.
01924 667367 View 01924 667367
Photo of Frances Redding, Psychotherapist in PR3, England
Frances Redding
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Hello I'm Fran and I've worked for the NHS for 18 years in mental health/physical health settings. I'm a therapist and supervisor offering a compassionate space to help clients and colleagues, on a private basis. I use a combination of Compassion Focused Therapy which uses a non judgemental approach to help clients understand themselves/difficulties and make decisions for change in their best interests, alongside Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-processing of psychological trauma.
Hello I'm Fran and I've worked for the NHS for 18 years in mental health/physical health settings. I'm a therapist and supervisor offering a compassionate space to help clients and colleagues, on a private basis. I use a combination of Compassion Focused Therapy which uses a non judgemental approach to help clients understand themselves/difficulties and make decisions for change in their best interests, alongside Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-processing of psychological trauma.
01772 503093 View 01772 503093
Photo of Sal Bailey, Psychotherapist in PR3, England
Sal Bailey
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Sal. I work with people with a wide range of issues. Many people come to therapy because they are having a difficult time and want someone to listen to them, others want help in finding reasons why they are feeling this way. Sometimes people have more complex issues and need someone skilled and experienced to help them manage and work through them.
Hi, my name is Sal. I work with people with a wide range of issues. Many people come to therapy because they are having a difficult time and want someone to listen to them, others want help in finding reasons why they are feeling this way. Sometimes people have more complex issues and need someone skilled and experienced to help them manage and work through them.
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Photo of Clare Madeline Yilmaz, Counsellor in PR3, England
Clare Madeline Yilmaz
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Whatever difficulties you may be facing, I am here to help. I have more than 15 years experience supporting adults, children and teenagers with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and mental heath issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to the outcome of therapy, and provide warmth, understanding and a safe space to help you explore your thoughts and feelings with the aim of increasing your self-awareness and ability to manage your emotions and problems. I offer a free initial consulation to discuss the issues that have brought you to seek therapy and to explore how I may be able to help you.
Whatever difficulties you may be facing, I am here to help. I have more than 15 years experience supporting adults, children and teenagers with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and mental heath issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to the outcome of therapy, and provide warmth, understanding and a safe space to help you explore your thoughts and feelings with the aim of increasing your self-awareness and ability to manage your emotions and problems. I offer a free initial consulation to discuss the issues that have brought you to seek therapy and to explore how I may be able to help you.
01772 963059 View 01772 963059
Photo of Sarah Jane Eccleston, Psychotherapist in PR3, England
Sarah Jane Eccleston
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Relationships are at the core of what it means to be human. If your relationship with your partner or your family is not working , then this can affect so many parts of your life. Perhaps you feel that you have never been happy in the relationship that you are in? Perhaps you or your partner have had an affair or have issues with jealousy? Maybe you are considering splitting up or leaving? Being part of an extended family can present its own problems. Being a Step Parent or Step Child can be very problematic. Parenting issues can cause major rifts in families and sometimes an experienced third party can offer a solution.
Relationships are at the core of what it means to be human. If your relationship with your partner or your family is not working , then this can affect so many parts of your life. Perhaps you feel that you have never been happy in the relationship that you are in? Perhaps you or your partner have had an affair or have issues with jealousy? Maybe you are considering splitting up or leaving? Being part of an extended family can present its own problems. Being a Step Parent or Step Child can be very problematic. Parenting issues can cause major rifts in families and sometimes an experienced third party can offer a solution.
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Photo of Colette Counselling, Counsellor in PR3, England
Colette Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
People are often unsure if counselling is for them. My opinion is if something is causing you worry, anxiety or you are not sure what to do, or have depressing, counselling can help. By talking through your issues you gain new perspectives. Some people find coming for their first counselling session really difficult, because they don't know what to expect. The first session is about you meeting the counsellor and discussing what is troubling you. First sessions are longer than normal at Colette Counselling, this give us plenty of time to talk about the therapy process and your issues and how therapy can be of help to you.
People are often unsure if counselling is for them. My opinion is if something is causing you worry, anxiety or you are not sure what to do, or have depressing, counselling can help. By talking through your issues you gain new perspectives. Some people find coming for their first counselling session really difficult, because they don't know what to expect. The first session is about you meeting the counsellor and discussing what is troubling you. First sessions are longer than normal at Colette Counselling, this give us plenty of time to talk about the therapy process and your issues and how therapy can be of help to you.
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Photo of Beverley Chapman, Counsellor in PR3, England
Beverley Chapman
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
A good healthy relationship can enrich our lives and and provide a deep sense of fulfilment, both emotionally and physically. When relationships are not working we often feel frustrated, and confused with measurable consequences on our lives and those around us.There are many reasons why relationships become difficult or unmanageable These may be because of poor communication, arguments that are repeated or never resolved, trust issues, an affair or life stage transitions such as having children, divorce, blended families, bereavement or retirement.
A good healthy relationship can enrich our lives and and provide a deep sense of fulfilment, both emotionally and physically. When relationships are not working we often feel frustrated, and confused with measurable consequences on our lives and those around us.There are many reasons why relationships become difficult or unmanageable These may be because of poor communication, arguments that are repeated or never resolved, trust issues, an affair or life stage transitions such as having children, divorce, blended families, bereavement or retirement.
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Photo of Jonathan Haslam, Psychotherapist in PR3, England
Jonathan Haslam
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
The relationship that I have with my clients is being that person who is down-to-earth and approachable and with whom they can find a connection. They can talk to me openly, feeling safe to invest in the counselling process and feel respected in a completely non-judgmental environment. My clients choose to work with me because I'm "authenticated and real".
The relationship that I have with my clients is being that person who is down-to-earth and approachable and with whom they can find a connection. They can talk to me openly, feeling safe to invest in the counselling process and feel respected in a completely non-judgmental environment. My clients choose to work with me because I'm "authenticated and real".
01524 917686 View 01524 917686
Photo of Thomas Sidebottom, Psychologist in PR3, England
Thomas Sidebottom
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Garstang PR3  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and registered Counselling Psychologist in private practice offering a range of psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR. Although I am based in Lancaster I work entirely remotely and offer online appointments to clients from anywhere in the UK.
I am an experienced and registered Counselling Psychologist in private practice offering a range of psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR. Although I am based in Lancaster I work entirely remotely and offer online appointments to clients from anywhere in the UK.
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Photo of Angela Verity, Counsellor in PR3, England
Angela Verity
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Angela. Coming to counselling can feel like such a big step. There may be an obvious reason as to why you're feeling low, such as bereavement or a traumatic event. Equally you could be feeling sad and you don't really understand why. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety or depression, or you're having panic attacks? Many people are struggling with their mental health for the first time due to COVID 19. Whatever you're going through I'd like to help you feel better. I'm trained in both Person Centred Counselling and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). You can choose to work with either model or a combination of the two.
Hi I'm Angela. Coming to counselling can feel like such a big step. There may be an obvious reason as to why you're feeling low, such as bereavement or a traumatic event. Equally you could be feeling sad and you don't really understand why. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety or depression, or you're having panic attacks? Many people are struggling with their mental health for the first time due to COVID 19. Whatever you're going through I'd like to help you feel better. I'm trained in both Person Centred Counselling and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). You can choose to work with either model or a combination of the two.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PR3

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in PR3 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Self Esteem
91% Bereavement
86% Relationship Issues
86% Anxiety
82% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Vitality
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in PR3 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in PR3?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.