Photo of Clare Dackombe, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Clare Dackombe
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Clare and before you read on, I first want to say that I hope you find the help you are seeking and that if you are suffering you find the right support to help ease your pain. Perhaps you are struggling to cope, feeling powerless, desperate or maybe you wish for personal change; I can support you in your journey. Specific issues that I can help with: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, relationship problems, improving communication, problem-solving,  life or work stress,  trauma, post-pandemic anxiety and general life dissatisfaction.
Hi my name is Clare and before you read on, I first want to say that I hope you find the help you are seeking and that if you are suffering you find the right support to help ease your pain. Perhaps you are struggling to cope, feeling powerless, desperate or maybe you wish for personal change; I can support you in your journey. Specific issues that I can help with: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, relationship problems, improving communication, problem-solving,  life or work stress,  trauma, post-pandemic anxiety and general life dissatisfaction.
01342 659960 View 01342 659960
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Donna Oniell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, my name is Donna and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am aware how challenging searching for the right therapist can be. I am a fully qualified therapist and a member of the BACP. We can work together to build a trusting relationship, where you can be your true self and explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. Together we can enhance your personal growth or look at habits that no longer serve you. We can look at new ways of being, exploring your challenges or pain you may be suffering or feeling stuck. Together we can move towards a healthier way of coping and moving forward.
Hi, my name is Donna and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am aware how challenging searching for the right therapist can be. I am a fully qualified therapist and a member of the BACP. We can work together to build a trusting relationship, where you can be your true self and explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. Together we can enhance your personal growth or look at habits that no longer serve you. We can look at new ways of being, exploring your challenges or pain you may be suffering or feeling stuck. Together we can move towards a healthier way of coping and moving forward.
01342 645391 View 01342 645391
Photo of Helen Willoughby, MBACP, Counsellor
Helen Willoughby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Forest Row RH18  (Online Only)
To hold onto issues whether from childhood or a few years ago can keep us in a place that is painful and confusing and can seem impossible to move on from. This can lead to mental health problems such as anxiety or depression or some form of addiction that keeps you stuck. By starting to talk through these issues with a counsellor it can lead to a freedom and understanding about yourself and then you are able to move on with your life.
To hold onto issues whether from childhood or a few years ago can keep us in a place that is painful and confusing and can seem impossible to move on from. This can lead to mental health problems such as anxiety or depression or some form of addiction that keeps you stuck. By starting to talk through these issues with a counsellor it can lead to a freedom and understanding about yourself and then you are able to move on with your life.
01342 659974 View 01342 659974
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jo Reeves
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
At certain points in our biography it becomes increasingly hard to navigate our way through the stresses of everyday life - whether it be relationships, work, bereavement or trauma. At these times, anxiety and stress makes it hard to make sense or understand what is happening - hard to know what the questions are let alone the answers! A safe space where you can be really listened to and heard without judgement, will help you navigate your way through the challenges and open up new ways of looking at what is happening. A space of healing where you can be more of the real you and more in charge of the direction your life is taking.
At certain points in our biography it becomes increasingly hard to navigate our way through the stresses of everyday life - whether it be relationships, work, bereavement or trauma. At these times, anxiety and stress makes it hard to make sense or understand what is happening - hard to know what the questions are let alone the answers! A safe space where you can be really listened to and heard without judgement, will help you navigate your way through the challenges and open up new ways of looking at what is happening. A space of healing where you can be more of the real you and more in charge of the direction your life is taking.
01342 659973 View 01342 659973
Photo of Susanne Fuller, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Susanne Fuller
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Therapy is personal journey, unique to you and directed by what you want to achieve; I trained in Relational Transactional Analysis and use this modality to support my clients' growth in self awareness and understanding of the unconscious patterns that have been driving their behaviour. Many clients can't fully articulate what they want from therapy, only that they want things to be different, this is normal, and part of the process of therapy is working with you to discover what you want. On the way we aim to discover what blocks you from achieving your goals and support you in finding new paths to reach your goal.
Therapy is personal journey, unique to you and directed by what you want to achieve; I trained in Relational Transactional Analysis and use this modality to support my clients' growth in self awareness and understanding of the unconscious patterns that have been driving their behaviour. Many clients can't fully articulate what they want from therapy, only that they want things to be different, this is normal, and part of the process of therapy is working with you to discover what you want. On the way we aim to discover what blocks you from achieving your goals and support you in finding new paths to reach your goal.
01342 651034 View 01342 651034
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Elisha Nunhofer
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Forest Row RH18  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
To feel genuinely understood and accepted without judgement, is a rare experience for most of us. I believe it is in this place of complete acceptance that we can begin to make sense of some of our thoughts and feelings, and so it is with this purpose that I practice. With this in mind, my work is uniquely personalised to you. I am a UKCP qualified, experienced Person-Centred psychotherapist, and this combined with my kind and gentle style offers an authentic foundation to foster warm and genuine relationships with my clients. I see clients online from anywhere in the UK, and face to face in Forest Row.
To feel genuinely understood and accepted without judgement, is a rare experience for most of us. I believe it is in this place of complete acceptance that we can begin to make sense of some of our thoughts and feelings, and so it is with this purpose that I practice. With this in mind, my work is uniquely personalised to you. I am a UKCP qualified, experienced Person-Centred psychotherapist, and this combined with my kind and gentle style offers an authentic foundation to foster warm and genuine relationships with my clients. I see clients online from anywhere in the UK, and face to face in Forest Row.
01342 651109 View 01342 651109
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Danielle Nicole Phoenix
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I view mental health as something that all human beings struggle with to varying degrees at various times. The extent to which this is experienced depends on the individual and their own set of life experiences, personal and family history, and genetic-biological make-up. Thus, I incorporate all of these elements into my work.
I view mental health as something that all human beings struggle with to varying degrees at various times. The extent to which this is experienced depends on the individual and their own set of life experiences, personal and family history, and genetic-biological make-up. Thus, I incorporate all of these elements into my work.
01342 777703 View 01342 777703
Photo of Miche Tetley, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Miche Tetley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist and supervisor, working from a clinic in Forest Row, Sussex, online by Zoom and outdoors in nature. My approach is responsive & compassionate, giving you space to consider your current experiences, process your feelings, and develop practical tools & skills that help. My experience includes: emotional regulation, anger management, bereavement & loss, sex & sexuality, parenting, neuro-diversity, developmental trauma, anxiety, chronic illness, stress & burnout, life transitions, spirituality & creativity. I work using Gestalt therapy, somatics & energy healing to enable you to find your way.
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist and supervisor, working from a clinic in Forest Row, Sussex, online by Zoom and outdoors in nature. My approach is responsive & compassionate, giving you space to consider your current experiences, process your feelings, and develop practical tools & skills that help. My experience includes: emotional regulation, anger management, bereavement & loss, sex & sexuality, parenting, neuro-diversity, developmental trauma, anxiety, chronic illness, stress & burnout, life transitions, spirituality & creativity. I work using Gestalt therapy, somatics & energy healing to enable you to find your way.
01342 651107 View 01342 651107
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Jurgen Carlo Schmidt
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
020 3816 3535 View 020 3816 3535
Photo of David Genty Jungian Analyst, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
David Genty Jungian Analyst
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
A crisis is often a call to personal growth and development, to find a new path through life. The drive of the unconscious part of our nature is towards wholeness. In analysis we listen to the compensatory, complementary and sometimes prospective communication from the unconscious....hearing the voices of the soul balancing the relationship of conscious and unconscious. Individuation is the process of coming into psychic balance. In analysis you can learn to listen and understand your inner voice, gain a deeper sense of self, meaning and purpose in life, to become the person you are meant to be.
A crisis is often a call to personal growth and development, to find a new path through life. The drive of the unconscious part of our nature is towards wholeness. In analysis we listen to the compensatory, complementary and sometimes prospective communication from the unconscious....hearing the voices of the soul balancing the relationship of conscious and unconscious. Individuation is the process of coming into psychic balance. In analysis you can learn to listen and understand your inner voice, gain a deeper sense of self, meaning and purpose in life, to become the person you are meant to be.
01732 496624 View 01732 496624
Photo of Matt Davies, MSc, COSRT Accred, Psychotherapist
Matt Davies
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
I never thought I would need therapy. My relationship with my wife was great. I was the managing director of a successful company. Then life got tough and we found ourselves in crisis. Going to couple therapy together saved our marriage! We’ve been back to therapy many times to keep our relationship on course. What I learned from our couple therapy and my years of one-to-one psychotherapy transformed my marriage and my life. The results of the therapy impressed me so much I decided to change career. I wanted to offer the valuable insights and knowledge I had learned to other individuals and couples in distress.
I never thought I would need therapy. My relationship with my wife was great. I was the managing director of a successful company. Then life got tough and we found ourselves in crisis. Going to couple therapy together saved our marriage! We’ve been back to therapy many times to keep our relationship on course. What I learned from our couple therapy and my years of one-to-one psychotherapy transformed my marriage and my life. The results of the therapy impressed me so much I decided to change career. I wanted to offer the valuable insights and knowledge I had learned to other individuals and couples in distress.
020 8106 2463 View 020 8106 2463
Photo of Lucinda Weis - Nature's Embrace, HCPC-Drama Therap., Psychotherapist
Lucinda Weis - Nature's Embrace
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
I work with survivors of boarding schools and academic hothouses. Often the strictures of these institutions, early distancing from the caregiver and the need to adapt to school/parental expectations can put the child into a survival rather than thrive mode and create difficulties for later life. These include struggles to build positive relationships including as a parent, perfectionism and at the same time feeling a failure, bullying issues, difficulties in relaxing, addictive behaviours and sleep problems. Therapy can support you to remember and reclaim parts of yourself that have got lost in your early childhood.
I work with survivors of boarding schools and academic hothouses. Often the strictures of these institutions, early distancing from the caregiver and the need to adapt to school/parental expectations can put the child into a survival rather than thrive mode and create difficulties for later life. These include struggles to build positive relationships including as a parent, perfectionism and at the same time feeling a failure, bullying issues, difficulties in relaxing, addictive behaviours and sleep problems. Therapy can support you to remember and reclaim parts of yourself that have got lost in your early childhood.
01825 705550 View 01825 705550
Photo of Ingrid Susana Lidberg, GMBPsS, Psychologist
Ingrid Susana Lidberg
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Ingrid is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and fulfil their potential, by combining a knowledge and understanding of coaching and psychology. This is done by providing challenging and thought provoking questions that lead to clarity, have breakthroughs or answer difficult questions, which in turn can lead to transformation. Ingrid’s experience, coupled with a passion for positive psychology, that is, the focus on human strengths rather than weaknesses, has led to the understanding of the power of shifting one’s perspective. Much is to gain from challenging and difficult experiences in life.
Ingrid is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and fulfil their potential, by combining a knowledge and understanding of coaching and psychology. This is done by providing challenging and thought provoking questions that lead to clarity, have breakthroughs or answer difficult questions, which in turn can lead to transformation. Ingrid’s experience, coupled with a passion for positive psychology, that is, the focus on human strengths rather than weaknesses, has led to the understanding of the power of shifting one’s perspective. Much is to gain from challenging and difficult experiences in life.
020 4538 9626 View 020 4538 9626
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Amani Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes life can be uncertain, and challenging. I believe it is possible to find freedom and hope even in the face of life’s challenges. I am deeply committed to helping you move to a place of well-being, improve relationships by gaining increased self-awareness and emotional intelligence. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical code ,and I am committed to non-discriminatory practices and to fostering equality in the therapeutic relationship.
Sometimes life can be uncertain, and challenging. I believe it is possible to find freedom and hope even in the face of life’s challenges. I am deeply committed to helping you move to a place of well-being, improve relationships by gaining increased self-awareness and emotional intelligence. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical code ,and I am committed to non-discriminatory practices and to fostering equality in the therapeutic relationship.
01342 659748 View 01342 659748
Photo of Rachel Sills Penny-Lanyi, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Rachel Sills Penny-Lanyi
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I help with clients struggling with many different sorts of emotional and psychological distress, and who simply want to feel better. During therapy, you will feel supported, listened to, understood and believed; able to share your fears, worries and story without judgement, and be listened to with compassion and empathy. I provide a safe, warm, environment for you to get the help and support you need in a non-judgemental and empathic way. Our work together will help you feel better, happier, improve your relationships, be open to new opportunities and choices, and build the life you want.
I help with clients struggling with many different sorts of emotional and psychological distress, and who simply want to feel better. During therapy, you will feel supported, listened to, understood and believed; able to share your fears, worries and story without judgement, and be listened to with compassion and empathy. I provide a safe, warm, environment for you to get the help and support you need in a non-judgemental and empathic way. Our work together will help you feel better, happier, improve your relationships, be open to new opportunities and choices, and build the life you want.
01892 335407 View 01892 335407
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Harley Street Counselling and Training
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
We are a small group of therapists led by Tim Potter. Working from therapy rooms in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street. For over 25 years we have worked to help people with anxiety, addiction, depression, and other areas of specialism such as post-natal depression, bereavement, and OCD. We receive most of our referrals through word of mouth for adults, children and teenagers. You can expect us to look for a therapist who best suits your needs, and if for some reason we cannot, we can recommend trusted others that are not a part of the practice.
We are a small group of therapists led by Tim Potter. Working from therapy rooms in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street. For over 25 years we have worked to help people with anxiety, addiction, depression, and other areas of specialism such as post-natal depression, bereavement, and OCD. We receive most of our referrals through word of mouth for adults, children and teenagers. You can expect us to look for a therapist who best suits your needs, and if for some reason we cannot, we can recommend trusted others that are not a part of the practice.
01732 496760 View 01732 496760
Photo of Daniel Goldberg, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Daniel Goldberg
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
For the last 25 years, I have been involved in the rich and creative dialogue between depth psychological and meditative approaches to personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation. I’ve been a therapist for 23 years now . My special areas of interest are mid life crisis and beyond DEPRESSION, drug and alcohol dependence and Relationships . I worked as a bereavement counsellor for St Catherine’s hospice for four years and hence have valuable experience in this area . Narcissistic Pd. Anxiety disorders . Alcohol snd Drug addiction. Sex addiction Couple Counselling. Gas lighting snd abusive Relationship. Porn addic
For the last 25 years, I have been involved in the rich and creative dialogue between depth psychological and meditative approaches to personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation. I’ve been a therapist for 23 years now . My special areas of interest are mid life crisis and beyond DEPRESSION, drug and alcohol dependence and Relationships . I worked as a bereavement counsellor for St Catherine’s hospice for four years and hence have valuable experience in this area . Narcissistic Pd. Anxiety disorders . Alcohol snd Drug addiction. Sex addiction Couple Counselling. Gas lighting snd abusive Relationship. Porn addic
01342 659107 View 01342 659107
Photo of Simon Greenwood, BPC, Psychotherapist
Simon Greenwood
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 10 years experience. I work full-time seeing individual adult clients (only) and I hope that my approach is experienced as warm, non-judgmental and relational. Whatever has led you to look for a therapist today, my own view is that current persistent difficulties in life have their roots in the past. And I believe that it is only by getting underneath these symptoms and trying to understand where they come from that real and lasting change can take place. But just to sit with someone who will listen attentively and without judgement can be a completely new experience for many people.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 10 years experience. I work full-time seeing individual adult clients (only) and I hope that my approach is experienced as warm, non-judgmental and relational. Whatever has led you to look for a therapist today, my own view is that current persistent difficulties in life have their roots in the past. And I believe that it is only by getting underneath these symptoms and trying to understand where they come from that real and lasting change can take place. But just to sit with someone who will listen attentively and without judgement can be a completely new experience for many people.
07449 586444 View 07449 586444
Photo of Paul Skinner, MBACP, Counsellor
Paul Skinner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
There are many reasons you may be seeking counselling but I imagine you are wanting something to change. My aim is to facilitate a relationship that is tailored to you and created with you. This provides the conditions for you to freely and safely explore the challenges you may face as well as the trauma or difficulties you have experienced. Counselling is not only about what we think of ourselves and our life but more importantly, our felt sense of ourselves and our visceral experience of life. Giving space and awareness to our experience is what informs us of what is needed for healing, growth and change.
There are many reasons you may be seeking counselling but I imagine you are wanting something to change. My aim is to facilitate a relationship that is tailored to you and created with you. This provides the conditions for you to freely and safely explore the challenges you may face as well as the trauma or difficulties you have experienced. Counselling is not only about what we think of ourselves and our life but more importantly, our felt sense of ourselves and our visceral experience of life. Giving space and awareness to our experience is what informs us of what is needed for healing, growth and change.
01273 092586 View 01273 092586
Photo of Sarah Palmer, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Sarah Palmer
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I understand how hard it can be trying to decide which counsellor is right for you and to find a counsellor who you can trust and confide in and feel comfortable enough to be completely open with. ​ We are all drawn to different counsellors and finding the right match is really important. It needs to be someone who you can relate to, who gets you, who listens to the detail and tries to help you uncover and understand how you are feeling in a patient and gentle way. I believe that establishing and building trust is key for the counselling relationship to develop.
I understand how hard it can be trying to decide which counsellor is right for you and to find a counsellor who you can trust and confide in and feel comfortable enough to be completely open with. ​ We are all drawn to different counsellors and finding the right match is really important. It needs to be someone who you can relate to, who gets you, who listens to the detail and tries to help you uncover and understand how you are feeling in a patient and gentle way. I believe that establishing and building trust is key for the counselling relationship to develop.
01892 362320 View 01892 362320

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in RH18

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in RH18 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
95% Self Esteem
90% Relationship Issues
90% Stress
85% Bereavement
75% Parenting

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Cigna and Evernorth
80% Aviva
80% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in RH18 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in RH18?

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.