Counselling in SO16

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Casey Sewell
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified
A one-on-one integrative approach to a wide range of issues. Promoting holistic care by addressing the emotional, rational, volitional, spiritual and physical areas of functioning to release healing and well-being.
A one-on-one integrative approach to a wide range of issues. Promoting holistic care by addressing the emotional, rational, volitional, spiritual and physical areas of functioning to release healing and well-being.
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Dr Lindsay Walker
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
As a Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about working with people to address their emotional and mental health difficulties and to achieve their treatment goals. I have a particular interest in working with addictions, trauma, and anxiety disorders and as such these are my main areas of expertise. In addition to working privately, I also worked in an NHS Addictions Service until recently, predominantly with alcohol and illicit drugs, and as a result much of my work was with people with complex mental health needs.
As a Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about working with people to address their emotional and mental health difficulties and to achieve their treatment goals. I have a particular interest in working with addictions, trauma, and anxiety disorders and as such these are my main areas of expertise. In addition to working privately, I also worked in an NHS Addictions Service until recently, predominantly with alcohol and illicit drugs, and as a result much of my work was with people with complex mental health needs.
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Photo of Peter Drew, Counsellor in SO16, England
Peter Drew
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified
Therapy is a shared endeavor where we navigate your unique path together. I'm here to assist you in comprehending the challenges you're facing and to craft a therapy plan that harmonizes with your aspirations. With my training in various therapeutic methods, we can explore which one aligns best with your comfort and goals. My background includes helping individuals cope with issues like depression, social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, porn addiction and OCD. I've also dedicated time to teaching coping strategies for handling difficult thoughts and emotions, nurturing self-acceptance, and boosting self-esteem.
Therapy is a shared endeavor where we navigate your unique path together. I'm here to assist you in comprehending the challenges you're facing and to craft a therapy plan that harmonizes with your aspirations. With my training in various therapeutic methods, we can explore which one aligns best with your comfort and goals. My background includes helping individuals cope with issues like depression, social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, porn addiction and OCD. I've also dedicated time to teaching coping strategies for handling difficult thoughts and emotions, nurturing self-acceptance, and boosting self-esteem.
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Dawn Astle-McDonald
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Dawn. I can help you with the overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, grief or anger. In particular, I can support you to understand the impact of childhood experiences on your adult life. If you struggle to understand or self-regulate your emotions, or if you are feeling stuck, you may be feeling as if you are not yourself. I work with clients who have experienced trauma such as childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse. However, I can also help with the after effects of any challenging life experience. I will work alongside you to help you understand and overcome these difficulties.
Hi, I'm Dawn. I can help you with the overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, grief or anger. In particular, I can support you to understand the impact of childhood experiences on your adult life. If you struggle to understand or self-regulate your emotions, or if you are feeling stuck, you may be feeling as if you are not yourself. I work with clients who have experienced trauma such as childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse. However, I can also help with the after effects of any challenging life experience. I will work alongside you to help you understand and overcome these difficulties.
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Photo of Dr Hubert Fanka, Psychotherapist in SO16, England
Dr Hubert Fanka
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
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Photo of Michela Trainini, Counsellor in SO16, England
Michela Trainini
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
We all get stuck, from time to time. Sometimes it feels like we cannot move forward. It can be frustrating, constraining and painful. Yet there is energy behind every blockage, and looking at it from above – as if from a bridge – can be the first step to unlocking our potential. This is what I aim to offer to my clients. My approach is creative, in that it adapts to individual needs, and culturally sensitive, as it draws on my experience of transit and change. I practise in English and Italian. Face to face and online.
We all get stuck, from time to time. Sometimes it feels like we cannot move forward. It can be frustrating, constraining and painful. Yet there is energy behind every blockage, and looking at it from above – as if from a bridge – can be the first step to unlocking our potential. This is what I aim to offer to my clients. My approach is creative, in that it adapts to individual needs, and culturally sensitive, as it draws on my experience of transit and change. I practise in English and Italian. Face to face and online.
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Azra Therapy - BACP (Acc), EMDR, MSc MH Psy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
I offer a safe and confidential space and a therapeutic relationship to explore what's pushing you down or holding you back in life. I want to help you move forward from difficult experiences, and to gain more freedom, ease, and creativity in your life. As a BACP accredited eclectic therapist (mixed approaches) with a background in mental health and various psychological therapies, I hold a balance between different theories and therapeutic approaches in line with your specific needs. I have worked with lots of British clients including British South Asians / Pakistani's and India's because I share the same cultural background.
I offer a safe and confidential space and a therapeutic relationship to explore what's pushing you down or holding you back in life. I want to help you move forward from difficult experiences, and to gain more freedom, ease, and creativity in your life. As a BACP accredited eclectic therapist (mixed approaches) with a background in mental health and various psychological therapies, I hold a balance between different theories and therapeutic approaches in line with your specific needs. I have worked with lots of British clients including British South Asians / Pakistani's and India's because I share the same cultural background.
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Photo of Marlys Davis, Psychotherapist in SO16, England
Marlys Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Children and young people often find it difficult to talk about feelings. Some children will act out these feelings, which can lead to some behaviours that are difficult to understand. Others might withdraw when faced with difficult feelings and become quiet and isolated. Adolescence can be a difficult time, full of anxiety, uncertainty and changes. Together, we will try to understand these feelings and what might be going on. Having an understanding of these feelings and knowing that having these feelings, good or bad, is ok and can be managed will help them feel more in control of their feelings and behaviour.
Children and young people often find it difficult to talk about feelings. Some children will act out these feelings, which can lead to some behaviours that are difficult to understand. Others might withdraw when faced with difficult feelings and become quiet and isolated. Adolescence can be a difficult time, full of anxiety, uncertainty and changes. Together, we will try to understand these feelings and what might be going on. Having an understanding of these feelings and knowing that having these feelings, good or bad, is ok and can be managed will help them feel more in control of their feelings and behaviour.
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Photo of Alina Vyslynska, Psychotherapist in SO16, England
Alina Vyslynska
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
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Photo of Questa Psychological Services, Psychologist in SO16, England
Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
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Photo of Alison Curtis, Counsellor in SO16, England
Alison Curtis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an experienced, results-focused Relationship Specialist, & have worked in this area for the past 16 years. I am a qualified relationship coach; a master NLP practitioner, & a relationship counsellor/therapist. I work in industry helping leaders navigate difficult relationships with their colleagues…and I do the same for couples with a lot of success. Over the years, I have spent in advance of £30K on my own continuing professional development which has all been relationships-focused, & I continue to invest heavily in my own development today. I charge more than most counsellors so please be aware of this when reaching out.
I am an experienced, results-focused Relationship Specialist, & have worked in this area for the past 16 years. I am a qualified relationship coach; a master NLP practitioner, & a relationship counsellor/therapist. I work in industry helping leaders navigate difficult relationships with their colleagues…and I do the same for couples with a lot of success. Over the years, I have spent in advance of £30K on my own continuing professional development which has all been relationships-focused, & I continue to invest heavily in my own development today. I charge more than most counsellors so please be aware of this when reaching out.
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Dr Hannah Gray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I’m Hannah and I’m a clinical psychologist who provides support to adolescents and adults. People come to therapy for lots of different reasons, usually at a point when life feels overwhelming, ‘stuck’ or there is a sense that something needs to change. My job is to work with you to make sense of the difficulties you are experiencing, and to think about a way forward. This could involve learning new skills, processing difficult events from the past or getting back in touch with the skills and strengths you already have, but may have lost touch with.
Hi, I’m Hannah and I’m a clinical psychologist who provides support to adolescents and adults. People come to therapy for lots of different reasons, usually at a point when life feels overwhelming, ‘stuck’ or there is a sense that something needs to change. My job is to work with you to make sense of the difficulties you are experiencing, and to think about a way forward. This could involve learning new skills, processing difficult events from the past or getting back in touch with the skills and strengths you already have, but may have lost touch with.
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Photo of Corine Hope, Counsellor in SO16, England
Corine Hope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seeking therapy takes courage and finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Perhaps you would like to make changes to your life but are unsure of where to begin? We can work together to help identify patterns and themes of your view of the world and yourself in it. We can think about how past experiences may have impacted on your ability to cope and function. With acquiring greater insight, awareness and meaning, we can work towards breaking destructive patterns and gain resources which will help you cope with difficulties and make profound changes to your life and relationships.
Seeking therapy takes courage and finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Perhaps you would like to make changes to your life but are unsure of where to begin? We can work together to help identify patterns and themes of your view of the world and yourself in it. We can think about how past experiences may have impacted on your ability to cope and function. With acquiring greater insight, awareness and meaning, we can work towards breaking destructive patterns and gain resources which will help you cope with difficulties and make profound changes to your life and relationships.
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Photo of Jenny Phillips, Counsellor in SO16, England
Jenny Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello I'm Jen and I am a person-centred therapist and I have been in private practice since May 2020 where I see clients remotely. I offer person-centred therapy to both adults and children. Working as a person-centred therapist I believe the client is very much the driver of their own therapy journey and I am here to offer that safe space required to enable the client to freely explore what is going on for them at a pace which feels natural to the individual. There is no obligation to set goals as the therapy I provide is very fluid and can go in any direction as the therapy offered is all about the person and not goals or targets.
Hello I'm Jen and I am a person-centred therapist and I have been in private practice since May 2020 where I see clients remotely. I offer person-centred therapy to both adults and children. Working as a person-centred therapist I believe the client is very much the driver of their own therapy journey and I am here to offer that safe space required to enable the client to freely explore what is going on for them at a pace which feels natural to the individual. There is no obligation to set goals as the therapy I provide is very fluid and can go in any direction as the therapy offered is all about the person and not goals or targets.
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Photo of Carole Claire Clifford, Counsellor in SO16, England
Carole Claire Clifford
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
I welcome working with anyone who is troubled by specific issues, family, work, loss, addiction relationship & sexual issues. There are times in most of our lives when we need some help to make sense of happening to us, to find directions to deal with a specific issues. Often stress, anxiety, loss of confidence, loss of any kind. Talking our issues through with an experienced therapist, confidentially, can help us to resolve the issues, deal with emotions/situations and help us see more clearly, understand feelings & find solutions
I welcome working with anyone who is troubled by specific issues, family, work, loss, addiction relationship & sexual issues. There are times in most of our lives when we need some help to make sense of happening to us, to find directions to deal with a specific issues. Often stress, anxiety, loss of confidence, loss of any kind. Talking our issues through with an experienced therapist, confidentially, can help us to resolve the issues, deal with emotions/situations and help us see more clearly, understand feelings & find solutions
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, AFBPSsS
Verified
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
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Photo of Dr Sarah Beattie, Psychologist in SO16, England
Dr Sarah Beattie
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a friendly and experienced Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I have over 15 years’ experience of working in the NHS providing mental health support to service users and their families. I have extensive experience and training of working with adults and children with a range of difficulties including anxiety, phobia, depression and trauma. I also work with clients who seek therapy for the purposes of personal development and reflection. Alongside private practice I work within an NHS Paediatric service providing psychological therapy to children, young people and their families.
I am a friendly and experienced Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I have over 15 years’ experience of working in the NHS providing mental health support to service users and their families. I have extensive experience and training of working with adults and children with a range of difficulties including anxiety, phobia, depression and trauma. I also work with clients who seek therapy for the purposes of personal development and reflection. Alongside private practice I work within an NHS Paediatric service providing psychological therapy to children, young people and their families.
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Changing Pages Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
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Photo of Dr Kirsty Forsyth, Psychologist in SO16, England
Dr Kirsty Forsyth
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
Well done for taking the first step in improving your life. Many people encounter difficulties in their lives for which psychological therapy can prove invaluable. As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society, I am experienced in providing effective & compassionate psychological therapy. In sessions, we’ll work together to solve current or longstanding problems. I will guide you every step of the way, helping you to develop an understanding of your difficulties. I will help you develop self awareness, enhance your inner strength, and break free of unhelpful patterns of being.
Well done for taking the first step in improving your life. Many people encounter difficulties in their lives for which psychological therapy can prove invaluable. As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society, I am experienced in providing effective & compassionate psychological therapy. In sessions, we’ll work together to solve current or longstanding problems. I will guide you every step of the way, helping you to develop an understanding of your difficulties. I will help you develop self awareness, enhance your inner strength, and break free of unhelpful patterns of being.
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Photo of Josephine Estrella, Counsellor in SO16, England
Josephine Estrella
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Would you like to talk to someone in confidence? I believe that 'out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks'. There are times in our lives that we hesitate to share our inner thoughts and feelings, or ashamed to share that we are feeling lost, weary and burdened, or keep our problems and painful experiences, our fears, anxieties or worries from our friends, loved ones, and family. In times like these, it is helpful to talk things out in confidence to someone who will listen without being judgemental or critical, but will be there to offer you a tentative ear with empathy and acceptance, with care, respect and warmth.
Would you like to talk to someone in confidence? I believe that 'out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks'. There are times in our lives that we hesitate to share our inner thoughts and feelings, or ashamed to share that we are feeling lost, weary and burdened, or keep our problems and painful experiences, our fears, anxieties or worries from our friends, loved ones, and family. In times like these, it is helpful to talk things out in confidence to someone who will listen without being judgemental or critical, but will be there to offer you a tentative ear with empathy and acceptance, with care, respect and warmth.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SO16

40+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in SO16 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
86% Anxiety
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aviva
56% Bupa
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in SO16 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SO16?

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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.