Photo of Lucy Menard, Counsellor in TN11, England
Lucy Menard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You might be feeling depressed, or low, for a known reason or perhaps for no identifiable reason. Sometimes it is not always possible to speak to your friends or family. You might not want to burden them or might fear judgement. I have helped clients with issues including: bereavement, loss, grief, workplace, sexuality and weight issues. I am a qualified counsellor and can offer you a warm, empathic space to examine and explore your feelings, patterns of behaviour and thoughts.
You might be feeling depressed, or low, for a known reason or perhaps for no identifiable reason. Sometimes it is not always possible to speak to your friends or family. You might not want to burden them or might fear judgement. I have helped clients with issues including: bereavement, loss, grief, workplace, sexuality and weight issues. I am a qualified counsellor and can offer you a warm, empathic space to examine and explore your feelings, patterns of behaviour and thoughts.
01732 904076 View 01732 904076
Photo of Lyn Owens Ward, Psychotherapist in TN11, England
Lyn Owens Ward
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in private practice. I work with adults and specialise working with Anxiety, Stress and Depression. I create a safe, open and non-judgemental space for you to explore your worries and concerns. No matter what your personal struggle is, Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you to gain relief from your symptoms and many people find it an enriching experience. As an Integrative Therapist I believe that the best chance for creating sustained change is to have a variety of techniques to help me 'tailor' my approach to suit your needs.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in private practice. I work with adults and specialise working with Anxiety, Stress and Depression. I create a safe, open and non-judgemental space for you to explore your worries and concerns. No matter what your personal struggle is, Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you to gain relief from your symptoms and many people find it an enriching experience. As an Integrative Therapist I believe that the best chance for creating sustained change is to have a variety of techniques to help me 'tailor' my approach to suit your needs.
07481 361803 View 07481 361803
Photo of Bill Key - Therapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in TN11, England
Bill Key - Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer safe, professional video-call or face-to-face sessions at my consulting room in Tonbridge. Combining a client-led approach with a range of methods, we can work together to help you find relief from anxiety, anger, feeling ‘different’, low self-esteem, family and relationship problems or the tendency to behave in ways that are harmful to yourself or other people. I believe that each of us shares one basic desire - to discover and live to our fullest potential. This can mean to have more self-confidence, to worry less or simply to feel more accepting of yourself and the world around you. Contact me to arrange a consultation.
I offer safe, professional video-call or face-to-face sessions at my consulting room in Tonbridge. Combining a client-led approach with a range of methods, we can work together to help you find relief from anxiety, anger, feeling ‘different’, low self-esteem, family and relationship problems or the tendency to behave in ways that are harmful to yourself or other people. I believe that each of us shares one basic desire - to discover and live to our fullest potential. This can mean to have more self-confidence, to worry less or simply to feel more accepting of yourself and the world around you. Contact me to arrange a consultation.
01732 920956 View 01732 920956
Photo of Laura Shtaingos, Counsellor in TN11, England
Laura Shtaingos
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Is parenthood what you dreamed of? Or are you feeling like things are not quite right? Are you struggling with the weight of expectations on you? Are you feeling anxious or inexplicably sad? Maybe you can’t find your own way for the sea of other people's opinions? Perhaps you’re struggling to get through the day without feeling completely overwhelmed? Perhaps you know that you need to make the space and time to find a way forward?
Is parenthood what you dreamed of? Or are you feeling like things are not quite right? Are you struggling with the weight of expectations on you? Are you feeling anxious or inexplicably sad? Maybe you can’t find your own way for the sea of other people's opinions? Perhaps you’re struggling to get through the day without feeling completely overwhelmed? Perhaps you know that you need to make the space and time to find a way forward?
01732 795907 View 01732 795907
Photo of Martina Kirkland Counselling, Counsellor in TN11, England
Martina Kirkland Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome. Please know that seeking help is a sign of strength and courage. I am here to support you and walk alongside you on your journey in achieving a more peaceful, fulfilling, meaningful and balanced life. I understand that starting therapy may feel very vulnerable, you may be unsure about what to expect or what you would like to get out of therapy. I offer a safe space for you to explore and unpack your thoughts, feelings and emotions and I will support you to find the best way forward for you. I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling. I also offer Walk and Talk therapy in and around Tunbridge Wells.
Hello and welcome. Please know that seeking help is a sign of strength and courage. I am here to support you and walk alongside you on your journey in achieving a more peaceful, fulfilling, meaningful and balanced life. I understand that starting therapy may feel very vulnerable, you may be unsure about what to expect or what you would like to get out of therapy. I offer a safe space for you to explore and unpack your thoughts, feelings and emotions and I will support you to find the best way forward for you. I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling. I also offer Walk and Talk therapy in and around Tunbridge Wells.
01892 489681 View 01892 489681
Photo of Emma lakeland, Counsellor in TN11, England
Emma lakeland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work with adults and teenagers in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas. My style of counselling is built using the foundation of the Humanistic approach. This uses my genuine, empathic, non-judgemental qualities to create a secure, supportive relationship with my clients. Within this safe framework, I am able to assist my clients in working through painful emotions, anxious or destructive behaviours, inner child healing, survival patterns and fears that cause blocks that keep us from living & experiencing life in a way that allows the happiness and serenity you deserve.
I work with adults and teenagers in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas. My style of counselling is built using the foundation of the Humanistic approach. This uses my genuine, empathic, non-judgemental qualities to create a secure, supportive relationship with my clients. Within this safe framework, I am able to assist my clients in working through painful emotions, anxious or destructive behaviours, inner child healing, survival patterns and fears that cause blocks that keep us from living & experiencing life in a way that allows the happiness and serenity you deserve.
01892 335482 View 01892 335482
Photo of Rob Parkinson, Psychotherapist in TN11, England
Rob Parkinson
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Hadlow TN11
My clients like the informal, friendly approach, tailored to their individual needs. My work is informed by the highly effective Human Givens framework, embodying thorough scientific but holistic understandings of how to help people make good changes. I've been a solution-focused psychotherapist/counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist for more than two decades. For the past four decades, I've also been a professional storyteller, chaired the Society for Storytelling in the 'nineties, often tell appropriate stories as part of therapy sessions with both adults and children.. Clients work with me to achieve specific goals.
My clients like the informal, friendly approach, tailored to their individual needs. My work is informed by the highly effective Human Givens framework, embodying thorough scientific but holistic understandings of how to help people make good changes. I've been a solution-focused psychotherapist/counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist for more than two decades. For the past four decades, I've also been a professional storyteller, chaired the Society for Storytelling in the 'nineties, often tell appropriate stories as part of therapy sessions with both adults and children.. Clients work with me to achieve specific goals.
01732 441363 View 01732 441363
Photo of JHopeTherapy, Counsellor in TN11, England
JHopeTherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I specialise in support and counselling for children, young people and adults by offering a space to think about, explore and talk about issues that may be concerning or affecting the quality of your life. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you. My aim is to help you take greater control of your life so that you feel more content, resilient and able to respond to life's different challenges. Therapy is an opportunity to heal the wounds from the past by expressing your truth in a confidential and non-judgemental space.
I specialise in support and counselling for children, young people and adults by offering a space to think about, explore and talk about issues that may be concerning or affecting the quality of your life. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you. My aim is to help you take greater control of your life so that you feel more content, resilient and able to respond to life's different challenges. Therapy is an opportunity to heal the wounds from the past by expressing your truth in a confidential and non-judgemental space.
07723 565257 View 07723 565257
Photo of Joanna Hogan Mbabcp Isst, Psychotherapist in TN11, England
Joanna Hogan Mbabcp Isst
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Joanna is a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and advanced Schema Therapist.  She uses  tried and tested methods in her practice, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), CBT-I (CBT for insomnia), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and for more complex issues, schema therapy & EMDR. Jo sees adults with anxiety, OCD, insomnia, nightmares, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-natal depression, work stress, health anxiety (hypochondria) , performance anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety and shyness, low self-esteem and confidence issues and personality-level issues.
Joanna is a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and advanced Schema Therapist.  She uses  tried and tested methods in her practice, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), CBT-I (CBT for insomnia), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and for more complex issues, schema therapy & EMDR. Jo sees adults with anxiety, OCD, insomnia, nightmares, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-natal depression, work stress, health anxiety (hypochondria) , performance anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety and shyness, low self-esteem and confidence issues and personality-level issues.
07480 538363 View 07480 538363
Photo of Elaine Flaherty, Counsellor in TN11, England
Elaine Flaherty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children, adolescents and adults. If life is difficult right now and you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or in need of support, I am able to help. I will work with you to feel safe and relaxed in your sessions, with this comes trust and the ability to work through worries in a deeper more honest way. You are always at the centre of the work. The ultimate aim is to help you find skills and confidence within yourself, to manage your emotions and feelings, so that you feel safe and stronger within life's experiences. People I have worked with in the past have experienced positive changes in their lives.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. If life is difficult right now and you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or in need of support, I am able to help. I will work with you to feel safe and relaxed in your sessions, with this comes trust and the ability to work through worries in a deeper more honest way. You are always at the centre of the work. The ultimate aim is to help you find skills and confidence within yourself, to manage your emotions and feelings, so that you feel safe and stronger within life's experiences. People I have worked with in the past have experienced positive changes in their lives.
07588 693955 View 07588 693955
Photo of Brenda Hogg, Counsellor in TN11, England
Brenda Hogg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
There are many reasons you might decide to seek counselling, at any stage of your life; each reason is valid and unique to you. There might be issues related to unresolved traumas in the past, or it might be that day-to-day pressures have become challenging and are affecting you. Whatever your reason, it can be helpful to have a therapist, working together with you, forming a professional and confidential relationship - unlike any of those you might share with family and friends - wherein you are welcome to explore your concerns; thereby offering you a deeper understanding of yourself - helping you move forward.
There are many reasons you might decide to seek counselling, at any stage of your life; each reason is valid and unique to you. There might be issues related to unresolved traumas in the past, or it might be that day-to-day pressures have become challenging and are affecting you. Whatever your reason, it can be helpful to have a therapist, working together with you, forming a professional and confidential relationship - unlike any of those you might share with family and friends - wherein you are welcome to explore your concerns; thereby offering you a deeper understanding of yourself - helping you move forward.
07427 541077 View 07427 541077
Photo of River Counselling, Counsellor in TN11, England
River Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tudeley TN11
My name is Sally and I am a humanistic counsellor, I use a Client Centred, non-directive approach which consists of looking at a person as a whole. I believe you have the inner resources to make changes in your life, I see my role as a facilitator of your process of these changes. I offer you a safe, non-judgemental, supportive and confidential space where you can gently explore your difficulties. I work with a wide range of issues and have listed some that may bring you into counselling. These are examples and ‘I just don’t feel right’ or ‘I don’t know why I am here’ are just as important.
My name is Sally and I am a humanistic counsellor, I use a Client Centred, non-directive approach which consists of looking at a person as a whole. I believe you have the inner resources to make changes in your life, I see my role as a facilitator of your process of these changes. I offer you a safe, non-judgemental, supportive and confidential space where you can gently explore your difficulties. I work with a wide range of issues and have listed some that may bring you into counselling. These are examples and ‘I just don’t feel right’ or ‘I don’t know why I am here’ are just as important.
01732 496771 View 01732 496771
Photo of Cheryl Sieloff, Counsellor in TN11, England
Cheryl Sieloff
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hadlow TN11
I have been a Integrative Counsellor since 2004. I also hold an MSc in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Studies, plus a Diploma in Integrative Counselling Supervision. I worked within the Prison System as a Counsellor for 12 years, with clients who experienced issues around depression, abuse, trauma, addiction, self harm, grief and loss, anxiety, personality disorders, autism etc. I have also worked with organisations that support individuals that have experienced Domestic Abuse and Eating Disorders.
I have been a Integrative Counsellor since 2004. I also hold an MSc in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Studies, plus a Diploma in Integrative Counselling Supervision. I worked within the Prison System as a Counsellor for 12 years, with clients who experienced issues around depression, abuse, trauma, addiction, self harm, grief and loss, anxiety, personality disorders, autism etc. I have also worked with organisations that support individuals that have experienced Domestic Abuse and Eating Disorders.
07427 562315 View 07427 562315
Photo of Andrew Allan, Counsellor in TN11, England
Andrew Allan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am here to support you with a wide range of issues from anxiety to anger, bereavement to low mood. I specialise in relationships, working with individuals and couples on infidelity, intimacy, communications, relationship anxiety, wider family dilemmas and many more. I also specialise in compulsive sexual behaviours ("sex addiction"). I will work with you to address your challenges in the here and now, whilst also helping to shed a light on the root causes. Together, we will also explore what a happy future may look like. No two people are the same and so my counselling offer is bespoke for you rather than an off the shelf model.
I am here to support you with a wide range of issues from anxiety to anger, bereavement to low mood. I specialise in relationships, working with individuals and couples on infidelity, intimacy, communications, relationship anxiety, wider family dilemmas and many more. I also specialise in compulsive sexual behaviours ("sex addiction"). I will work with you to address your challenges in the here and now, whilst also helping to shed a light on the root causes. Together, we will also explore what a happy future may look like. No two people are the same and so my counselling offer is bespoke for you rather than an off the shelf model.
01732 496782 View 01732 496782
Photo of Yohan Bhairo, Psychotherapist in TN11, England
Yohan Bhairo
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) trained therapist. I am also trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and have attended trainings in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I currently offer online therapy only (due to the corona virus pandemic). I have over 15 years experience working within mental health. The consideration to access psychological therapy can be an uncomfortable process. You are not alone. Statistics show that 1 in 4 people experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) trained therapist. I am also trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and have attended trainings in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I currently offer online therapy only (due to the corona virus pandemic). I have over 15 years experience working within mental health. The consideration to access psychological therapy can be an uncomfortable process. You are not alone. Statistics show that 1 in 4 people experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.
07401 229340 View 07401 229340
Photo of Katherine Taylor, Psychotherapist in TN11, England
Katherine Taylor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Katherine is a specialised Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Nutritionist. Katherine's private practice offers support for a range of mental health challenges such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. Katherine practices holistically, combining her knowledge of nutrition and evidence-based psychotherapy to offer a unique and highly effective experience for her clients. Katherine is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Katherine is a specialised Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Nutritionist. Katherine's private practice offers support for a range of mental health challenges such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. Katherine practices holistically, combining her knowledge of nutrition and evidence-based psychotherapy to offer a unique and highly effective experience for her clients. Katherine is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
020 3835 3017 View 020 3835 3017
Photo of Susie Flashman Jarvis, Counsellor in TN11, England
Susie Flashman Jarvis
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My 20 years experience as an accredited counsellor adds a depth to my coaching that ensures that clients know that they are in a safe pair of hands. Clients from all walks of life work with me. Senior executives, both men and women. Lawyers and those in Human Resources. Business owners. Individuals seeking to improve and understand their thoughts and actions, who want to live in a more purposeful way. Those who feel out of kilter with their true selves and do not understand their core values. Life can be complex and having as safe space to make goals and find a new way forward can be life changing.
My 20 years experience as an accredited counsellor adds a depth to my coaching that ensures that clients know that they are in a safe pair of hands. Clients from all walks of life work with me. Senior executives, both men and women. Lawyers and those in Human Resources. Business owners. Individuals seeking to improve and understand their thoughts and actions, who want to live in a more purposeful way. Those who feel out of kilter with their true selves and do not understand their core values. Life can be complex and having as safe space to make goals and find a new way forward can be life changing.
01732 927265 View 01732 927265
Photo of Nick Moon, Counsellor in TN11, England
Nick Moon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer you empathy, compassionate and a non-judgemental approach where we can build trust to explore whatever you're facing. I have experience of developing and maintaining strong and trusting relationships with people from a range of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences, supporting them with a wide range of issues. I have a particular interest in loss, grief and bereavement; men's issues; family, marriage and relationship concerns; anxiety and depression; going through transitional stages; ageing; and sexual and emotional abuse.
I offer you empathy, compassionate and a non-judgemental approach where we can build trust to explore whatever you're facing. I have experience of developing and maintaining strong and trusting relationships with people from a range of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences, supporting them with a wide range of issues. I have a particular interest in loss, grief and bereavement; men's issues; family, marriage and relationship concerns; anxiety and depression; going through transitional stages; ageing; and sexual and emotional abuse.
01892 362323 View 01892 362323
Photo of Jane Taylor, Counsellor in TN11, England
Jane Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP. This means The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy recognises me as an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who's practice meets their higher standard as a competent, ethical, independent practitioner. I am trained in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and work with adults (18+) experiencing a broad range of personal, emotional or mental health difficulties. For example grief and loss, divorce, redundancy or other major life event, anxiety, depression, illness, family and relationship issues.
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP. This means The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy recognises me as an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who's practice meets their higher standard as a competent, ethical, independent practitioner. I am trained in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and work with adults (18+) experiencing a broad range of personal, emotional or mental health difficulties. For example grief and loss, divorce, redundancy or other major life event, anxiety, depression, illness, family and relationship issues.
01892 362194 View 01892 362194
Photo of Fergus Ross, Counsellor in TN11, England
Fergus Ross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work with you; your experiences, feelings, concerns, anxieties, challenges, hopes, and potential. My approach helps you to recognise when feelings are out of balance with experiences and make changes accordingly. My work aims to help you find a way that you can understand and use to navigate life's challenges through working relationally to better understand your own potential. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I worked in executive and leadership positions helping me to understand the struggles and stress associated with a demanding and insecure workplace.
I work with you; your experiences, feelings, concerns, anxieties, challenges, hopes, and potential. My approach helps you to recognise when feelings are out of balance with experiences and make changes accordingly. My work aims to help you find a way that you can understand and use to navigate life's challenges through working relationally to better understand your own potential. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I worked in executive and leadership positions helping me to understand the struggles and stress associated with a demanding and insecure workplace.
01732 927136 View 01732 927136

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TN11

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in TN11 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
81% Bereavement
76% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Vitality
67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in TN11 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TN11?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.