Counselling in TA21

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Photo of Victoria Clare Lumby, Counsellor in TA21, England
Victoria Clare Lumby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
There are so many reasons why you might be looking for a counsellor/therapist; these could be depression, anxiety, sadness, relationships, past abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss etc and now the effects of Covid 19. Sometimes you just need a neutral place to think; someone to listen and help you make sense of what's going on and enable you to make the changes you want and need. I'm a counsellor it's what I do. I offer a compassionate non-judgemental place where you will be safe to speak. In our first appointment I will listen to what you bring and we can then decide together how to move forward together.
There are so many reasons why you might be looking for a counsellor/therapist; these could be depression, anxiety, sadness, relationships, past abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss etc and now the effects of Covid 19. Sometimes you just need a neutral place to think; someone to listen and help you make sense of what's going on and enable you to make the changes you want and need. I'm a counsellor it's what I do. I offer a compassionate non-judgemental place where you will be safe to speak. In our first appointment I will listen to what you bring and we can then decide together how to move forward together.
01952 984159 View 01952 984159
Photo of Diana Gunner, Counsellor in TA21, England
Diana Gunner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hi I’m Diana. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Are you struggling and feel as if no one ‘gets’ it? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or just lost. Sometimes, life throws challenges at us when we least expect them and are least prepared for the impact they may have on our lives. I can help you to make sense of these experiences and emotions. By offering you space to explore your thoughts we can work together to help you move forward. We can find ways to overcome negative thoughts and to stop you feeling stuck.
Hi I’m Diana. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Are you struggling and feel as if no one ‘gets’ it? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or just lost. Sometimes, life throws challenges at us when we least expect them and are least prepared for the impact they may have on our lives. I can help you to make sense of these experiences and emotions. By offering you space to explore your thoughts we can work together to help you move forward. We can find ways to overcome negative thoughts and to stop you feeling stuck.
01952 984193 View 01952 984193
Photo of Victoria Edwards, Counsellor in TA21, England
Victoria Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
During our lives many of us can experience loneliness, despair, abandonment and many things that can affect our happiness. I provide a safe space where you can heal and grow without fear of judgment. Whether you need to revisit painful past experiences, or work in the present with anxiety or grief, I can help. Having tools to help with anxiety and depression can make a real difference to day to day life, and allow you to start thriving not just surviving.
During our lives many of us can experience loneliness, despair, abandonment and many things that can affect our happiness. I provide a safe space where you can heal and grow without fear of judgment. Whether you need to revisit painful past experiences, or work in the present with anxiety or grief, I can help. Having tools to help with anxiety and depression can make a real difference to day to day life, and allow you to start thriving not just surviving.
01823 212274 View 01823 212274
Photo of Karen Janas - Spark Consulting Services Ltd, Counsellor in TA21, England
Karen Janas - Spark Consulting Services Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I offer professional, experienced counselling for individuals, couples, young people, employers and employees. If you are finding life difficult, counselling can help, whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, obsessive thoughts, panic, stress, low self-esteem, confidence, your relationships, grief or something else. Counselling is not just about helping you solve problems its about helping you make positive changes that enhance your life. I provide a non-judgemental, confidential space, where you can feel safe to explore things about yourself and any problems you may be facing. Clinic in Wellington, Somerset
I offer professional, experienced counselling for individuals, couples, young people, employers and employees. If you are finding life difficult, counselling can help, whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, obsessive thoughts, panic, stress, low self-esteem, confidence, your relationships, grief or something else. Counselling is not just about helping you solve problems its about helping you make positive changes that enhance your life. I provide a non-judgemental, confidential space, where you can feel safe to explore things about yourself and any problems you may be facing. Clinic in Wellington, Somerset
07480 536717 View 07480 536717
Photo of Aga Kaperek, Counsellor in TA21, England
Aga Kaperek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello and welcome. My name is Aga, I am originally from Poland but England has been my home for many years. As an integrative therapist, I blend various therapeutic approaches and methods to customize our sessions according to your unique requirements. In a secure, inviting, and confidential environment, you can openly express yourself without worrying about judgment. No matter the difficulties, emotional struggles, or uncertainties that have brought you to therapy, it offers a chance for you to be listened to and assisted as you set out on a path towards greater comfort and a more satisfying, joyful life.
Hello and welcome. My name is Aga, I am originally from Poland but England has been my home for many years. As an integrative therapist, I blend various therapeutic approaches and methods to customize our sessions according to your unique requirements. In a secure, inviting, and confidential environment, you can openly express yourself without worrying about judgment. No matter the difficulties, emotional struggles, or uncertainties that have brought you to therapy, it offers a chance for you to be listened to and assisted as you set out on a path towards greater comfort and a more satisfying, joyful life.
07817 689131 View 07817 689131
Photo of Dr Claire Plumbly, Psychologist in TA21, England
Dr Claire Plumbly
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me.
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me.
01823 218187 View 01823 218187
Photo of Human Wellbeing Ltd, Psychotherapist in TA21, England
Human Wellbeing Ltd
Psychotherapist, FHGI
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Effective, fast and practical help for anyone suffering from a range of issues including: • depression/low mood • panic attacks • phobias • low self-esteem • self-harming . eating disorders • poor concentration • relationship problems • anxiety and stress • anger problems • post-traumatic stress disorder including military (PTSD) • addiction (all kinds) • obsessions (OCD) • poor sleep
Effective, fast and practical help for anyone suffering from a range of issues including: • depression/low mood • panic attacks • phobias • low self-esteem • self-harming . eating disorders • poor concentration • relationship problems • anxiety and stress • anger problems • post-traumatic stress disorder including military (PTSD) • addiction (all kinds) • obsessions (OCD) • poor sleep
01278 393095 View 01278 393095
Photo of Kim Turner, Counsellor in TA21, England
Kim Turner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
My personal journey into counselling started nearly a decade ago now and has seen me transition from the corporate world of work, marketing and communications to a world of words, thoughts and feelings.
My personal journey into counselling started nearly a decade ago now and has seen me transition from the corporate world of work, marketing and communications to a world of words, thoughts and feelings.
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Photo of Snowdrop Counselling Services, Counsellor in TA21, England
Snowdrop Counselling Services
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Hi I'm Lisa the founder of Snowdrop Counselling Services. Something in your life has become challenging and is most likely overwhelming leading you to feel stressed, generally not feeling 'you' and unsure of your future but knowing that you don't want to carry on like this. By listening to your concerns without judgement but with acceptance and empathy, I can help you to feel supported, heard, not alone and to get 'back on track again.' I believe counselling is life changing and that you are the centre of the therapy, I will draw on my skills and experiences' to tailor the sessions to meet your needs.
Hi I'm Lisa the founder of Snowdrop Counselling Services. Something in your life has become challenging and is most likely overwhelming leading you to feel stressed, generally not feeling 'you' and unsure of your future but knowing that you don't want to carry on like this. By listening to your concerns without judgement but with acceptance and empathy, I can help you to feel supported, heard, not alone and to get 'back on track again.' I believe counselling is life changing and that you are the centre of the therapy, I will draw on my skills and experiences' to tailor the sessions to meet your needs.
01823 213871 View 01823 213871
Photo of Kate Stanton, Counsellor in TA21, England
Kate Stanton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, and thank you for viewing my profile. Have you experienced infertility, pregnancy loss or other bereavements, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, stuck and wondering how to move? Maybe you are going through a life crisis, or having difficulties in relationships and struggling with difficult and overpowering emotions.. Working with a compassionate, trained therapist who listens without judgement can be a powerful, healing and transformative experience. Together we can find ways that will bring understanding to your experience and ultimately bring relief and peace and a way to move forward with renewed momentum.
Hi, and thank you for viewing my profile. Have you experienced infertility, pregnancy loss or other bereavements, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, stuck and wondering how to move? Maybe you are going through a life crisis, or having difficulties in relationships and struggling with difficult and overpowering emotions.. Working with a compassionate, trained therapist who listens without judgement can be a powerful, healing and transformative experience. Together we can find ways that will bring understanding to your experience and ultimately bring relief and peace and a way to move forward with renewed momentum.
01794 331132 View 01794 331132
Photo of Laura Wilding, Psychotherapist in TA21, England
Laura Wilding
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Hello, if you are here looking for help then you have already taken an important step. It can be daunting finding the right counsellor/psychotherapist and I am happy to arrange a free chat so you can get to know me. Sometimes navigating our way through sadness, depression, anxiety and grief can be difficult and also very lonely...I am here to help. Areas I work with: Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bereavement, autistic spectrum disorder, body dysmorphia, couples therapy, sexuality, PTSD, cultural issues, menopause, pastoral care and pre & post surgery
Hello, if you are here looking for help then you have already taken an important step. It can be daunting finding the right counsellor/psychotherapist and I am happy to arrange a free chat so you can get to know me. Sometimes navigating our way through sadness, depression, anxiety and grief can be difficult and also very lonely...I am here to help. Areas I work with: Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bereavement, autistic spectrum disorder, body dysmorphia, couples therapy, sexuality, PTSD, cultural issues, menopause, pastoral care and pre & post surgery
01823 213900 View 01823 213900
Photo of Steve Turner Bsc (Hons) Psych Coun Dip Coun Gmbpss, Counsellor in TA21, England
Steve Turner Bsc (Hons) Psych Coun Dip Coun Gmbpss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
07717 272882 View 07717 272882
Photo of Claire Richardson, Counsellor in TA21, England
Claire Richardson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a calm, approachable, empathic, and grounded counsellor with 8 years' experience. I have found that no matter who you are, what you have been through or are currently going through in life being genuinely heard and understood by someone else is a deeply healing process which often brings relief, calmness, and clarity. Wrestling with intense thoughts and feelings on your own can be utterly exhausting and can often leave you feeling stuck or going round in circles but having a safe and confidential space to share with a trusted professional can lead to surprising breakthroughs and a deeper understanding of yourself & your issues.
I am a calm, approachable, empathic, and grounded counsellor with 8 years' experience. I have found that no matter who you are, what you have been through or are currently going through in life being genuinely heard and understood by someone else is a deeply healing process which often brings relief, calmness, and clarity. Wrestling with intense thoughts and feelings on your own can be utterly exhausting and can often leave you feeling stuck or going round in circles but having a safe and confidential space to share with a trusted professional can lead to surprising breakthroughs and a deeper understanding of yourself & your issues.
01884 212117 View 01884 212117
Photo of Luiza Pearson, Psychotherapist in TA21, England
Luiza Pearson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
I am an experienced Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist practising from Nether Stowey in Somerset. I have worked in private practice for twenty years and have experience with all aspects of human concerns. I aim to create an inviting space in which my clients are able to explore their deeper motivations and obstacles, thereby gaining insight and understanding and the potential to change things.
I am an experienced Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist practising from Nether Stowey in Somerset. I have worked in private practice for twenty years and have experience with all aspects of human concerns. I aim to create an inviting space in which my clients are able to explore their deeper motivations and obstacles, thereby gaining insight and understanding and the potential to change things.
01278 554218 View 01278 554218
Photo of Juliette Findlay, Counsellor in TA21, England
Juliette Findlay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Welcome.. I provide a safe, confidential, professional, non-judgemental space for you to explore ways to self-support, bring awareness, compassion and understanding to the areas of life that have become challenging, overwhelming or traumatic. Counselling offers a container where movement and change can occur, where it's possible to find freedom and clarification around the things that weigh us down. I will work with you to identify the strategies and patterns that may restrict you living a fuller life, discover how they were formed, for what reasons and will support you to find ways to evolve and progress where change is possible.
Welcome.. I provide a safe, confidential, professional, non-judgemental space for you to explore ways to self-support, bring awareness, compassion and understanding to the areas of life that have become challenging, overwhelming or traumatic. Counselling offers a container where movement and change can occur, where it's possible to find freedom and clarification around the things that weigh us down. I will work with you to identify the strategies and patterns that may restrict you living a fuller life, discover how they were formed, for what reasons and will support you to find ways to evolve and progress where change is possible.
01823 213453 View 01823 213453
Photo of Andrew Ayers Talking Therapies Ltd, Psychotherapist in TA21, England
Andrew Ayers Talking Therapies Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
01225 985715 View 01225 985715
Photo of Lucy Glanfield, Counsellor in TA21, England
Lucy Glanfield
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Are you looking for someone to truly hear your voice, where understanding and support is offered without judgment? Perhaps you're seeking an opportunity to reflect on your life and gain insight into the experiences that have brought you to this point. Throughout our journey, it's common to encounter overwhelming feelings of isolation and despair, it's important to remember that you are not alone. I am here to extend a warm invitation to a secure, confidential, and trusting therapeutic relationship. Together, we can navigate the pathway to discovering the genuine and authentic version of YOU, The YOU that you've been searching for!
Are you looking for someone to truly hear your voice, where understanding and support is offered without judgment? Perhaps you're seeking an opportunity to reflect on your life and gain insight into the experiences that have brought you to this point. Throughout our journey, it's common to encounter overwhelming feelings of isolation and despair, it's important to remember that you are not alone. I am here to extend a warm invitation to a secure, confidential, and trusting therapeutic relationship. Together, we can navigate the pathway to discovering the genuine and authentic version of YOU, The YOU that you've been searching for!
01823 589577 View 01823 589577
Photo of Charlotte Mizen, Counsellor in TA21, England
Charlotte Mizen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
We all experience difficult and painful times in life which sometimes feel too hard or overwhelming to manage alone. I have trained and worked as a counsellor and latterly as a psychotherapist with over ten years of clinical experience in private practice, a local therapeutic institution, and as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS. Depression, anxiety, stress, loss and separation are some of the more difficult issues we come up against in life which can seriously impact the way we live our lives. My approach is psychoanalytically oriented with a focus on increasing self understanding and deepening insight into emotional issues
We all experience difficult and painful times in life which sometimes feel too hard or overwhelming to manage alone. I have trained and worked as a counsellor and latterly as a psychotherapist with over ten years of clinical experience in private practice, a local therapeutic institution, and as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS. Depression, anxiety, stress, loss and separation are some of the more difficult issues we come up against in life which can seriously impact the way we live our lives. My approach is psychoanalytically oriented with a focus on increasing self understanding and deepening insight into emotional issues
01392 573820 View 01392 573820
Photo of Amanda Temple, Counsellor in TA21, England
Amanda Temple
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults, couples & young people 16+. How we relate to one another and to ourselves impacts how we think, feel and function. Anxiety, internal criticism, low self-esteem, depression thrive if we're not heard, understood and valued. I work to shed light on how our relationships past and present shape us and how we can get stuck repeating patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. I offer a safe space to look at what is not working. Together we'll seek to make sense of your experience, find new insights and perspectives, enabling you to move forward on your own terms.
I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults, couples & young people 16+. How we relate to one another and to ourselves impacts how we think, feel and function. Anxiety, internal criticism, low self-esteem, depression thrive if we're not heard, understood and valued. I work to shed light on how our relationships past and present shape us and how we can get stuck repeating patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. I offer a safe space to look at what is not working. Together we'll seek to make sense of your experience, find new insights and perspectives, enabling you to move forward on your own terms.
01278 557262 View 01278 557262
Photo of Rachel Anna Jones, Psychotherapist in TA21, England
Rachel Anna Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
As an experienced family therapist in CAMHS and private practice, I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 14 years. I specialise in working with relationships, self-harm, mood difficulties, emotional dysregulation and eating and body image difficulties. Alongside working with families and couples, I have a particular interest in supporting clients who are neurodiverse, diagnosed or self-diagnosed, to live in an authentic and unmasked way that aligns with their values. I provide a compassionate and open space and embrace working in a neuro-affirming way to support you to feel empowered and heard.
As an experienced family therapist in CAMHS and private practice, I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 14 years. I specialise in working with relationships, self-harm, mood difficulties, emotional dysregulation and eating and body image difficulties. Alongside working with families and couples, I have a particular interest in supporting clients who are neurodiverse, diagnosed or self-diagnosed, to live in an authentic and unmasked way that aligns with their values. I provide a compassionate and open space and embrace working in a neuro-affirming way to support you to feel empowered and heard.
01392 537185 View 01392 537185

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TA21

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in TA21 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
75% Bereavement
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Other
67% AXA PPP
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in TA21 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TA21?

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.