Counselling in Blackburn

Photo of Farzana Kaji, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Farzana Kaji
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackburn AB21
Hi, im Farzana. As a counselor, my goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. I aim to empower my clients to tap into their inner strengths, develop self-awareness, and gain insight into their challenges. Through collaborative exploration and tailored interventions, my objective is to facilitate positive change, foster personal growth, and help clients achieve their goals. Ultimately, I strive to equip individuals with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's complexities with resilience and authenticity.
Hi, im Farzana. As a counselor, my goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. I aim to empower my clients to tap into their inner strengths, develop self-awareness, and gain insight into their challenges. Through collaborative exploration and tailored interventions, my objective is to facilitate positive change, foster personal growth, and help clients achieve their goals. Ultimately, I strive to equip individuals with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's complexities with resilience and authenticity.
01422 411228 View 01422 411228
Abida Haroon
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Blackburn AB21  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can be tough and talking about the challenges and struggles we go through with our loved ones can be even more difficult and it can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Asking for help is not easy and if you have not experienced counselling before you may find your self asking the question, do i need counselling? If you feel the need to gain insight and self awareness than counselling is a safe place for you to start your journey of self healing. We are living in the time of uncertainty and many of us are feeling stressed and anxious.It can be helpful to talk to a professional who can provide an outside perspective.
Sometimes life can be tough and talking about the challenges and struggles we go through with our loved ones can be even more difficult and it can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Asking for help is not easy and if you have not experienced counselling before you may find your self asking the question, do i need counselling? If you feel the need to gain insight and self awareness than counselling is a safe place for you to start your journey of self healing. We are living in the time of uncertainty and many of us are feeling stressed and anxious.It can be helpful to talk to a professional who can provide an outside perspective.
01254 786538 View 01254 786538
Photo of Humera Patel, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Humera Patel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackburn AB21
Warm Welcome! I am a qualified counsellor, my aim is to offer a space for clients to grow and flourish in different areas of life; the experience of therapy aims to empower and explore difficult issues in a safe, warm, therapeutic space. It has become my passion and one of my life goals to create and offer tools needed to flourish; in result reach your full potential. I have completed a diploma in therapeutic counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP which means that I follow an ethical framework and adhere to a professional governing body.
Warm Welcome! I am a qualified counsellor, my aim is to offer a space for clients to grow and flourish in different areas of life; the experience of therapy aims to empower and explore difficult issues in a safe, warm, therapeutic space. It has become my passion and one of my life goals to create and offer tools needed to flourish; in result reach your full potential. I have completed a diploma in therapeutic counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP which means that I follow an ethical framework and adhere to a professional governing body.
01772 285877 View 01772 285877
Photo of Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackburn AB21
Not accepting new clients
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
01204 803055 View 01204 803055
Photo of Assia Zubair Bandukda, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Assia Zubair Bandukda
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackburn AB21
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a number of modalities of counselling & CBT to support my clients. Acceptance without judgement and offering a safe and confidential space for my clients is at the core of my practice. I have helped clients from all backgrounds to manage; low mood, anxiety, depression and low self esteem. I work with both individual and couples therapy clients ( Accredited- Tavistock Relationships). I support clients facing relationship difficulties and those looking for help with loss / bereavement. I bring culturally sensitive awareness to all my work including the impact of identity, race & faith.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a number of modalities of counselling & CBT to support my clients. Acceptance without judgement and offering a safe and confidential space for my clients is at the core of my practice. I have helped clients from all backgrounds to manage; low mood, anxiety, depression and low self esteem. I work with both individual and couples therapy clients ( Accredited- Tavistock Relationships). I support clients facing relationship difficulties and those looking for help with loss / bereavement. I bring culturally sensitive awareness to all my work including the impact of identity, race & faith.
07588 738178 View 07588 738178

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Janie Keddie - Cadmar Counselling, Psychotherapist in Blackburn, Scotland
Janie Keddie - Cadmar Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB21  (Online Only)
Does life feel increasingly difficult and you don’t fully understand your reactions? Anxiety, stress and the legacy of trauma take a heavy toll. It can be hard to make headway against the storm. You may be struggling with symptoms such as ruminating thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty focussing and unpleasant bodily symptoms. Anxiety can reach into all areas of our life, including personal and professional relationships. You may want to break free of repeating patterns. The good news is that it's possible to overcome even long-standing issues and reclaim the ability to live life to your fullest potential. There is hope.
Does life feel increasingly difficult and you don’t fully understand your reactions? Anxiety, stress and the legacy of trauma take a heavy toll. It can be hard to make headway against the storm. You may be struggling with symptoms such as ruminating thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty focussing and unpleasant bodily symptoms. Anxiety can reach into all areas of our life, including personal and professional relationships. You may want to break free of repeating patterns. The good news is that it's possible to overcome even long-standing issues and reclaim the ability to live life to your fullest potential. There is hope.
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Photo of David Spivey, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
David Spivey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB24
Are you seeking therapy because you want to make your life better? It feels like life has always been and uphill battle for you and never felt easy. Anxiety and fear seem to be constant companions that you live with. Maybe you work offshore, a traditionally male environment where feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness and could harm your career. Perhaps your relationships have always been difficult, you struggle to express your feelings and have your voice heard. Perhaps the trauma that you experienced growing up has left you unable to trust people and what they say. You feel stuck and overwhelmed. You would like answers?
Are you seeking therapy because you want to make your life better? It feels like life has always been and uphill battle for you and never felt easy. Anxiety and fear seem to be constant companions that you live with. Maybe you work offshore, a traditionally male environment where feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness and could harm your career. Perhaps your relationships have always been difficult, you struggle to express your feelings and have your voice heard. Perhaps the trauma that you experienced growing up has left you unable to trust people and what they say. You feel stuck and overwhelmed. You would like answers?
01358 286425 View 01358 286425
Photo of Julia Kohnert, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Julia Kohnert
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15  (Online Only)
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
020 3879 4197 View 020 3879 4197
Photo of Dr Victoria Ross, Psychologist in Blackburn, Scotland
Dr Victoria Ross
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB25  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? Lost? Your past weighing you down? If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together to move towards your goals. We will explore, discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term leading to healthier relationships and greater overall well-being and life fulfilment. I work with individuals and couples.
Overwhelmed? Lost? Your past weighing you down? If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together to move towards your goals. We will explore, discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term leading to healthier relationships and greater overall well-being and life fulfilment. I work with individuals and couples.
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Photo of Sheena Brown, Psychotherapist in Blackburn, Scotland
Sheena Brown
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB24  (Online Only)
I am a warm and empathetic Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, who is passionate about supporting individuals to make positive, personally meaningful and long lasting changes to their lives. Through our work together, you will be supported to identify and break free from unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns that maintain your difficulties, in order for you to feel more in control of your present and future and live the life you desire.
I am a warm and empathetic Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, who is passionate about supporting individuals to make positive, personally meaningful and long lasting changes to their lives. Through our work together, you will be supported to identify and break free from unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns that maintain your difficulties, in order for you to feel more in control of your present and future and live the life you desire.
0131 381 5188 View 0131 381 5188
Photo of Jennifer Broadley - Online Therapy - Uk, Psychotherapist in Blackburn, Scotland
Jennifer Broadley - Online Therapy - Uk
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB11
For sure, life can get complicated. Health, finances, relationships, career, family, fitness and unexpected change – more than ever before upsets in these areas can impact our ability to think clearly and move confidently through our day. Clients come to see me when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and relationship re-thinks.
For sure, life can get complicated. Health, finances, relationships, career, family, fitness and unexpected change – more than ever before upsets in these areas can impact our ability to think clearly and move confidently through our day. Clients come to see me when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and relationship re-thinks.
07798 792763 View 07798 792763
Photo of Birch Therapy Clinic, Psychotherapist in Blackburn, Scotland
Birch Therapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB12  (Online Only)
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
01463 211668 View 01463 211668
Photo of Salvatore Andrea Caci, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Salvatore Andrea Caci
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB12
What happened to us, doesn't have to define us. The narrative of our issues can be transformed in something different. A healing story that can give you empowerment and freedom. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, depression, anger. Maybe you are looking for happiness or you feel you are lost. Or maybe, you still don't know what's missing. Regardless, I understand it's important for you to know how to cope, where you want to go in your life and what really matters to you. Finding and/or redefine your personal story, that fits your own true self, may give you the answers you are looking for.
What happened to us, doesn't have to define us. The narrative of our issues can be transformed in something different. A healing story that can give you empowerment and freedom. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, depression, anger. Maybe you are looking for happiness or you feel you are lost. Or maybe, you still don't know what's missing. Regardless, I understand it's important for you to know how to cope, where you want to go in your life and what really matters to you. Finding and/or redefine your personal story, that fits your own true self, may give you the answers you are looking for.
01224 007284 View 01224 007284
Photo of Leslie Wang, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Leslie Wang
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB12  (Online Only)
You are here because there is something you want to talk about. There might be things that you and I can work on. Together we can search for answers.
You are here because there is something you want to talk about. There might be things that you and I can work on. Together we can search for answers.
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Photo of Ruth Micallef, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Ruth Micallef
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10
Waitlist for new clients
Do you often feel a sense of guilt or shame around food? Do thoughts of food become intrusive or overwhelming? Are you often binging or eating until you feel uncomfortable or sick? Perhaps you are fixated on 'healthy' or 'clean' eating? Maybe you 'purge' by excessively exercising, restricting, making yourself sick, using laxatives, or have a history of yo-yo dieting? Perhaps you avoid whole food groups and are often called a 'fussy' or 'picky' eater? Or a combination of any of the above? It sounds like you are struggling with an Eating Disorder!
Do you often feel a sense of guilt or shame around food? Do thoughts of food become intrusive or overwhelming? Are you often binging or eating until you feel uncomfortable or sick? Perhaps you are fixated on 'healthy' or 'clean' eating? Maybe you 'purge' by excessively exercising, restricting, making yourself sick, using laxatives, or have a history of yo-yo dieting? Perhaps you avoid whole food groups and are often called a 'fussy' or 'picky' eater? Or a combination of any of the above? It sounds like you are struggling with an Eating Disorder!
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Photo of Simona Di Folco, Psychologist in Blackburn, Scotland
Simona Di Folco
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB24  (Online Only)
Seeking help is not easy; if you land on this page, you are brave, as it takes great courage. You are not alone in this struggle, and I am here to offer you a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your innermost thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Together, we will delve into the root causes of your suffering, unravelling the patterns that keep you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. My approach, combining individualised psychodynamic techniques with genuine empathy and understanding, sets me apart as a therapist.
Seeking help is not easy; if you land on this page, you are brave, as it takes great courage. You are not alone in this struggle, and I am here to offer you a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your innermost thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Together, we will delve into the root causes of your suffering, unravelling the patterns that keep you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. My approach, combining individualised psychodynamic techniques with genuine empathy and understanding, sets me apart as a therapist.
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Photo of Jill Holland, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Jill Holland
Counsellor, PhD, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Not accepting new clients
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
01542 280188 View 01542 280188
Photo of Minds Matter Counselling - Polly Booth, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Minds Matter Counselling - Polly Booth
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portlethen AB12
I'm Polly, a BACP-accredited  Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and registered counsellor/member of COSCA, adhering to their ethical framework and the their confidentiality standards. Discovering inner peace and finding ways to better cope with emotions, feelings, and your way of being is achievable through empathic support to work through personal worries in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental relationship. It can be challenging to talk to someone, I aim to make it as inviting as possible for you to experience. I offer a free one-hour consultation session for new clients. Sessions can be in-person, online or over the phone.
I'm Polly, a BACP-accredited  Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and registered counsellor/member of COSCA, adhering to their ethical framework and the their confidentiality standards. Discovering inner peace and finding ways to better cope with emotions, feelings, and your way of being is achievable through empathic support to work through personal worries in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental relationship. It can be challenging to talk to someone, I aim to make it as inviting as possible for you to experience. I offer a free one-hour consultation session for new clients. Sessions can be in-person, online or over the phone.
01224 007361 View 01224 007361
Photo of Agata Robertson, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Agata Robertson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
01224 002528 View 01224 002528
Photo of Emma Galashan - Granite Occupational Health Ltd, Counsellor in Blackburn, Scotland
Emma Galashan - Granite Occupational Health Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Westhill AB32
Do you feel lost or overwhelmed? Is life getting too much to face at times? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Are you finding it difficult to share whats going on for you? Counselling may be the answer. Having someone impartial to talk to, who understands and empathises with your experience could be the comfort you need. I believe that people seek therapy because they want to make changes in their lives. Often we are faced with challenges, pain and uncertainty on our journey through life, which at times can feel frightening and overwhelming to explore.
Do you feel lost or overwhelmed? Is life getting too much to face at times? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Are you finding it difficult to share whats going on for you? Counselling may be the answer. Having someone impartial to talk to, who understands and empathises with your experience could be the comfort you need. I believe that people seek therapy because they want to make changes in their lives. Often we are faced with challenges, pain and uncertainty on our journey through life, which at times can feel frightening and overwhelming to explore.
01330 702052 View 01330 702052

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Blackburn

< 10

Counsellors in Blackburn who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Blackburn see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Blackburn?

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.