Photo of Carolyne Keenan, Psychologist in RH16, England
Carolyne Keenan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
You might be feeling anxious and stressed at the moment or looking for support for something that has been an issue for a long time. I will create a space for you to explore things you might not have been able to speak about before. I have a wide experience base as the foundation to my private practice. This includes Psychiatric rehabilitation, drug and alcohol treatment services, eating disorders, acute adolescent psychiatric inpatient settings and work with children and young people in the care system. I work integratively which means I draw from a range of therapeutic models to create a care plan that best fits your needs.
You might be feeling anxious and stressed at the moment or looking for support for something that has been an issue for a long time. I will create a space for you to explore things you might not have been able to speak about before. I have a wide experience base as the foundation to my private practice. This includes Psychiatric rehabilitation, drug and alcohol treatment services, eating disorders, acute adolescent psychiatric inpatient settings and work with children and young people in the care system. I work integratively which means I draw from a range of therapeutic models to create a care plan that best fits your needs.
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Photo of Remy Marckus, Psychologist in RH16, England
Remy Marckus
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has been studying and working in the field for the past 22 years and I now run a private practice in Mid Sussex. With over 15 years of experience working in the NHS I have developed a keen interest in supporting people to build confidence in managing a wide range of difficulties such as Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Health Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Bereavement Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has been studying and working in the field for the past 22 years and I now run a private practice in Mid Sussex. With over 15 years of experience working in the NHS I have developed a keen interest in supporting people to build confidence in managing a wide range of difficulties such as Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Health Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Bereavement Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Stuart Brownings
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
If you are someone who is experiencing anxiety which is starting to negatively impact on your life or has done for many years then please do get in touch. It might be struggling to leave the house, having intrusive, unwanted thoughts or images, having to engage in behaviours such as frequent checking, washing or repeating. Often people can feel embarrassed talking about their anxieties or the unwanted behaviours they feel urged to undertake. I hope my years of experience using evidence based approaches with anxiety should help you feel able to discuss and face these anxieties head on, allowing you to lead a healthier, happier life.
If you are someone who is experiencing anxiety which is starting to negatively impact on your life or has done for many years then please do get in touch. It might be struggling to leave the house, having intrusive, unwanted thoughts or images, having to engage in behaviours such as frequent checking, washing or repeating. Often people can feel embarrassed talking about their anxieties or the unwanted behaviours they feel urged to undertake. I hope my years of experience using evidence based approaches with anxiety should help you feel able to discuss and face these anxieties head on, allowing you to lead a healthier, happier life.
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Photo of Emma Louise Robotham-Tame, Counsellor in RH16, England
Emma Louise Robotham-Tame
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor, offering empathic and compassionate support to individuals. I believe that counselling provides a space in which we can explore painful experiences and difficulties, find meaning, and a way forward in our lives. My practice and approach are non-judgmental and respectful of individual experience, and whether you are seeking clarity or change, or help during a difficult and painful time, I aim to support you.
I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor, offering empathic and compassionate support to individuals. I believe that counselling provides a space in which we can explore painful experiences and difficulties, find meaning, and a way forward in our lives. My practice and approach are non-judgmental and respectful of individual experience, and whether you are seeking clarity or change, or help during a difficult and painful time, I aim to support you.
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Photo of Anneka Barrett Consultancy, Psychotherapist in RH16, England
Anneka Barrett Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello and Welcome, I provide a safe, private space for you to explore whatever it is that has brought you to look into counselling. A typical session would last one hour, I am very much guided by you and what you are looking to understand and work on, making my sessions bespoke to your needs. I am trained in the Person Centred Method, having graduated in 2007 and predominately work this way. I also have training in Meditation, Neuro-linguistic programming and Psychodynamic Counselling.
Hello and Welcome, I provide a safe, private space for you to explore whatever it is that has brought you to look into counselling. A typical session would last one hour, I am very much guided by you and what you are looking to understand and work on, making my sessions bespoke to your needs. I am trained in the Person Centred Method, having graduated in 2007 and predominately work this way. I also have training in Meditation, Neuro-linguistic programming and Psychodynamic Counselling.
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Photo of Michelle Beulah Thornton, Psychotherapist in RH16, England
Michelle Beulah Thornton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome! I applaud you for embarking on this journey. Are you looking for more joy in your life, to feel more calm and connected to others? Does life seem overwhelming at times? Does anxiety seem to take over? Do you need help finding direction and hope? Let me help you get back on track. My mission is to draw upon your inner resources and tap into your strengths. I will help you find ways to feel better and more in charge of your life. You will feel supported throughout the therapeutic process towards making positive change. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental. Reach out and begin the exciting journey.
Welcome! I applaud you for embarking on this journey. Are you looking for more joy in your life, to feel more calm and connected to others? Does life seem overwhelming at times? Does anxiety seem to take over? Do you need help finding direction and hope? Let me help you get back on track. My mission is to draw upon your inner resources and tap into your strengths. I will help you find ways to feel better and more in charge of your life. You will feel supported throughout the therapeutic process towards making positive change. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental. Reach out and begin the exciting journey.
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Photo of Abby S Quick, Psychotherapist in RH16, England
Abby S Quick
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Many clients find their way to me following difficulty with symptoms associated with depression, low self-esteem and/or with features of anxiety (in its varying clinical forms.) They frequently report reaching a point where day to day life feels a struggle; offers little sense of purpose/direction with limited experiences of satisfaction or joy. By developing a shared understanding of their problem, including the elements that have served to maintain the clients problem until now - we can be better informed as to what changes are needed (cognitively & behaviorally) to improve symptoms and renew their sense of coping.
Many clients find their way to me following difficulty with symptoms associated with depression, low self-esteem and/or with features of anxiety (in its varying clinical forms.) They frequently report reaching a point where day to day life feels a struggle; offers little sense of purpose/direction with limited experiences of satisfaction or joy. By developing a shared understanding of their problem, including the elements that have served to maintain the clients problem until now - we can be better informed as to what changes are needed (cognitively & behaviorally) to improve symptoms and renew their sense of coping.
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Photo of Sharon Cunliffe, Psychotherapist in RH16, England
Sharon Cunliffe
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
People seek counselling for a variety of different personal reasons and difficulties. Whatever is going on for you right now, I provide a confidential and calm environment, to help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your issues. I believe each client knows themselves best, therefore we will work together in a collaborative manner. I will help you to identify therapeutic goals and strategies of how you can achieve them, enabling you to feel more empowered to cope with the challenges that life throws at you, rather than feeling overwhelmed or held back by them.
People seek counselling for a variety of different personal reasons and difficulties. Whatever is going on for you right now, I provide a confidential and calm environment, to help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your issues. I believe each client knows themselves best, therefore we will work together in a collaborative manner. I will help you to identify therapeutic goals and strategies of how you can achieve them, enabling you to feel more empowered to cope with the challenges that life throws at you, rather than feeling overwhelmed or held back by them.
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Photo of Kate Wills Counselling, Psychotherapist in RH16, England
Kate Wills Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I take a holistic and collaborative approach to help you improve your well-being. I believe we all have the answers inside us and, with a little support, a good therapist can help you find the solutions that are best for you. Because I believe your experience and view of the world is unique to you, I work in a way that values your individuality and allows you a safe space to explore any issue you choose to bring.
As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I take a holistic and collaborative approach to help you improve your well-being. I believe we all have the answers inside us and, with a little support, a good therapist can help you find the solutions that are best for you. Because I believe your experience and view of the world is unique to you, I work in a way that values your individuality and allows you a safe space to explore any issue you choose to bring.
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Jo Lee
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am Jo and I am a child-centred play therapist. I offer a playful and safe environment with the relationship at the heart of the therapeutic process. Through this nurturing and dynamic relationship, I work with children to understand and make sense of their experiences, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I come from a background of over 20 years of teaching and working in schools and with families. I am now passionate about building a trusting therapeutic alliance and safe space for children to explore and process feelings and experiences.
Hello, I am Jo and I am a child-centred play therapist. I offer a playful and safe environment with the relationship at the heart of the therapeutic process. Through this nurturing and dynamic relationship, I work with children to understand and make sense of their experiences, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I come from a background of over 20 years of teaching and working in schools and with families. I am now passionate about building a trusting therapeutic alliance and safe space for children to explore and process feelings and experiences.
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Photo of Jenny Lank Counsellor, Counsellor in RH16, England
Jenny Lank Counsellor
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
If you want a safe place to talk and be heard, a weekly session of counselling with me may help you. Together, we can help you to improve your mental health, find personal healing, develop your ability to cope with challenges, or simply to further your personal development. I provide a confidential space in which we can explore your current circumstances, relational challenges and painful past experiences. The aim of the work will be chosen by you and supported by me with warmth and empathy.
If you want a safe place to talk and be heard, a weekly session of counselling with me may help you. Together, we can help you to improve your mental health, find personal healing, develop your ability to cope with challenges, or simply to further your personal development. I provide a confidential space in which we can explore your current circumstances, relational challenges and painful past experiences. The aim of the work will be chosen by you and supported by me with warmth and empathy.
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Photo of Tony Chapman, Psychotherapist in RH16, England
Tony Chapman
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Personal crisis and suffering provide opportunities for self-awareness and for supporting you in discovering patterns of behaviour and their underlying causes. Regardless of the intensity of your dilemma or the depth of your distress, I help you to stand back and explore your inner world. Gaining greater insight, discovering new perspectives, finding acceptance and emotional resolution from your suffering. I specialise in anxiety, abuse, trauma and addiction, areas that are so often interlinked. If you would just like to ask a question in confidence or make an arrangement to meet in person or online, please make contact.
Personal crisis and suffering provide opportunities for self-awareness and for supporting you in discovering patterns of behaviour and their underlying causes. Regardless of the intensity of your dilemma or the depth of your distress, I help you to stand back and explore your inner world. Gaining greater insight, discovering new perspectives, finding acceptance and emotional resolution from your suffering. I specialise in anxiety, abuse, trauma and addiction, areas that are so often interlinked. If you would just like to ask a question in confidence or make an arrangement to meet in person or online, please make contact.
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Seasons Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Ruth. Are you going through a difficult season in life right now ? I am an experienced and accredited psychotherapist working with individuals, young people (14+) and couples from all walks of life. I offer short or long term therapy according to client needs. I specialise in helping clients manage anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, coping with long term illness, disability and trauma. My approach is to explore the root causes of issues in the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship. I offer a welcoming, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you will be met with respect and acceptance.
Hi I'm Ruth. Are you going through a difficult season in life right now ? I am an experienced and accredited psychotherapist working with individuals, young people (14+) and couples from all walks of life. I offer short or long term therapy according to client needs. I specialise in helping clients manage anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, coping with long term illness, disability and trauma. My approach is to explore the root causes of issues in the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship. I offer a welcoming, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you will be met with respect and acceptance.
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Photo of Dr Robin Goldthorpe, Psychologist in RH16, England
Dr Robin Goldthorpe
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I specialise in providing evidence-based talking therapies for adults and older adults. Having worked in mental health for over 8 years, I have experience providing therapy to people of all ages with varying levels of need. With everyone I see, I strive to create a supportive virtual space to better understand your mental health in a safe and compassionate environment. Therapy with me aims to be a rewarding journey of self discovery and growth. Whether addressing anxiety, depression, or anything else that you may be struggling with, I am here to guide and empower you on your path to emotional wellbeing.
I specialise in providing evidence-based talking therapies for adults and older adults. Having worked in mental health for over 8 years, I have experience providing therapy to people of all ages with varying levels of need. With everyone I see, I strive to create a supportive virtual space to better understand your mental health in a safe and compassionate environment. Therapy with me aims to be a rewarding journey of self discovery and growth. Whether addressing anxiety, depression, or anything else that you may be struggling with, I am here to guide and empower you on your path to emotional wellbeing.
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Photo of Well In Mind Therapy, Counsellor in RH16, England
Well In Mind Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
It is important that you always feel in control of your process and that it is meaningful and beneficial to you. This includes consideration and respect for your culture, religion, sexual and self-identity. An essential element of this will be the relationship you are able to build with your therapist. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and aims to empower you with the self-awareness, knowledge and skills to make the decisions and changes that are important and useful to you. I will offer a non-judgmental and supportive space for you to explore your past, present and plan your future.
It is important that you always feel in control of your process and that it is meaningful and beneficial to you. This includes consideration and respect for your culture, religion, sexual and self-identity. An essential element of this will be the relationship you are able to build with your therapist. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and aims to empower you with the self-awareness, knowledge and skills to make the decisions and changes that are important and useful to you. I will offer a non-judgmental and supportive space for you to explore your past, present and plan your future.
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Photo of Kate Steel, Counsellor in RH16, England
Kate Steel
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hello and Welcome to my page. I am able to provide a confidential space for you to talk about any difficulties and challenges you may be experiencing in your life. You may be thinking about making changes within a situation or feeling stuck, or notice something is not quite feeling OK and want to explore these feelings further.
Hello and Welcome to my page. I am able to provide a confidential space for you to talk about any difficulties and challenges you may be experiencing in your life. You may be thinking about making changes within a situation or feeling stuck, or notice something is not quite feeling OK and want to explore these feelings further.
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Photo of The Specialist OCD Clinic, Psychologist in RH16, England
The Specialist OCD Clinic
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
We are a team of friendly and professional Clinical Psychologists, committed to offering the highest quality, evidence-based treatment for OCD. Having all worked within the NHS at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Clinic, we are experienced working across the full range of OCD severity and presentations. We work with individuals of any age who are suffering with symptoms of OCD. Whether you're struggling with pOCD, sexual/aggressive obsessions, avoidance, mental rituals, checking, scrutinizing, or any other symptoms, we appreciate the significant and debilitating impact OCD can have on your life.
We are a team of friendly and professional Clinical Psychologists, committed to offering the highest quality, evidence-based treatment for OCD. Having all worked within the NHS at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Clinic, we are experienced working across the full range of OCD severity and presentations. We work with individuals of any age who are suffering with symptoms of OCD. Whether you're struggling with pOCD, sexual/aggressive obsessions, avoidance, mental rituals, checking, scrutinizing, or any other symptoms, we appreciate the significant and debilitating impact OCD can have on your life.
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Stepping Stones Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Stepping Stones was founded in 2017 by Rebekah, who has over 25 years of experience in working with people experiencing mental health difficulties within the NHS, initially as a Registered Nurse and later as a Psychotherapist, seeing people from a wide variety of contexts and with a mix of different issues and challenges. The team has grown significantly over the years and is now a well renowned service which is a recognised training placement for Counsellors. As a low-cost service, clients are mainly seen by carefully selected Placement Counsellors who are working under the supervision of In-House Supervisors.
Stepping Stones was founded in 2017 by Rebekah, who has over 25 years of experience in working with people experiencing mental health difficulties within the NHS, initially as a Registered Nurse and later as a Psychotherapist, seeing people from a wide variety of contexts and with a mix of different issues and challenges. The team has grown significantly over the years and is now a well renowned service which is a recognised training placement for Counsellors. As a low-cost service, clients are mainly seen by carefully selected Placement Counsellors who are working under the supervision of In-House Supervisors.
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Photo of Annabelle Clarke, Counsellor in RH16, England
Annabelle Clarke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Annabelle. I am a qualified integrative counsellor. This means I can draw on a range of psychological models and tailor my approach to your needs - whether you need someone to sit with you in your pain, help you find acceptance, explore changes in your sense of self, heal wounds from the past, make positive changes and develop new skills. Perhaps you have experienced loss, relationship issues, anxiety or trauma. Looking after your mental health is not selfish and can help you develop resilience. I have 10 years' experience in the NHS working with clients with depression, anxiety and health challenges including Long COVID.
Hi, I'm Annabelle. I am a qualified integrative counsellor. This means I can draw on a range of psychological models and tailor my approach to your needs - whether you need someone to sit with you in your pain, help you find acceptance, explore changes in your sense of self, heal wounds from the past, make positive changes and develop new skills. Perhaps you have experienced loss, relationship issues, anxiety or trauma. Looking after your mental health is not selfish and can help you develop resilience. I have 10 years' experience in the NHS working with clients with depression, anxiety and health challenges including Long COVID.
01444 718224 View 01444 718224
Photo of Starling Counselling & Psychotherapy , Counsellor in RH16, England
Starling Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thanks for stopping at my profile. I'm a qualified Psychotherapist & member of the BACP, UKCP & EMDR Association UK, based in Hove, Worthing & Haywards Heath (and online). I offer a compassionate, non-judgemental & empathic stance, and challenge where appropriate. My role is to help you understand the issues you bring to therapy, including your past experiences, determining patterns that haven't served you well & the reasons behind your distress. I assist you in altering unhelpful patterns to alleviate your emotional pain & work towards making the life changes that you want, while gaining more positive experiences of the world.
Thanks for stopping at my profile. I'm a qualified Psychotherapist & member of the BACP, UKCP & EMDR Association UK, based in Hove, Worthing & Haywards Heath (and online). I offer a compassionate, non-judgemental & empathic stance, and challenge where appropriate. My role is to help you understand the issues you bring to therapy, including your past experiences, determining patterns that haven't served you well & the reasons behind your distress. I assist you in altering unhelpful patterns to alleviate your emotional pain & work towards making the life changes that you want, while gaining more positive experiences of the world.
01273 005039 View 01273 005039

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in RH16

60+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in RH16 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
72% Bereavement
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% AXA PPP
73% Vitality

How Counsellors in RH16 see their clients

99% In Person and Online
1% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in RH16?

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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.