Photo of Dr Laura Taylor-Roberts, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Laura Taylor-Roberts
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
With 14 years of experience in the NHS, I can offer you a tailored approach to overcome a variety of challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties or relationship issues, I can provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
With 14 years of experience in the NHS, I can offer you a tailored approach to overcome a variety of challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties or relationship issues, I can provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
01892 362280 View 01892 362280
Ruth Terry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Humanistic Psychotherapist offering support to people during distressing times, and beyond. If you are feeling distressed, anxious or alone, making time to be heard and understood by a safe and trusted counsellor can be supportive and healing. I work from my welcoming & secure office in central Tonbridge, or online. To find out if I am the counsellor you want to work with please email me; hello@thrivebeyondcounselling.co.uk
I am an experienced Humanistic Psychotherapist offering support to people during distressing times, and beyond. If you are feeling distressed, anxious or alone, making time to be heard and understood by a safe and trusted counsellor can be supportive and healing. I work from my welcoming & secure office in central Tonbridge, or online. To find out if I am the counsellor you want to work with please email me; hello@thrivebeyondcounselling.co.uk
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Steve Berger
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If we aren't listened to, aren't heard, how can we be seen? Through our sessions together I provide a space for you to be heard, for you to talk through the challenges that you face, and to support you in finding a way to be. I am also a qualified couples therapist and psychosexual therapist. I work with all areas of couples therapy including communication, sexual issues, and the importance of maintaining a sense of self in a relationship. I am based in Tunbridge Wells and work with clients from all areas and backgrounds.
If we aren't listened to, aren't heard, how can we be seen? Through our sessions together I provide a space for you to be heard, for you to talk through the challenges that you face, and to support you in finding a way to be. I am also a qualified couples therapist and psychosexual therapist. I work with all areas of couples therapy including communication, sexual issues, and the importance of maintaining a sense of self in a relationship. I am based in Tunbridge Wells and work with clients from all areas and backgrounds.
01892 576451 View 01892 576451
Photo of Charlotte Harding, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Charlotte Harding
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am a professionally qualified Psychotherapist, accredited with the BACP and with over 20 years of experience in this field. I work from my private studio on a long or short term basis. I aim to provide a comfortable and safe environment to explore feelings and resolve issues; be they processing traumatic experiences, unhelpful patterns in relationships, feeling unfulfilled in your life... or at this stage you may not know exactly what they are. Whatever your reason for choosing to come to therapy, you will be met with warmth and acceptance with the intention of moving forward positively.
Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am a professionally qualified Psychotherapist, accredited with the BACP and with over 20 years of experience in this field. I work from my private studio on a long or short term basis. I aim to provide a comfortable and safe environment to explore feelings and resolve issues; be they processing traumatic experiences, unhelpful patterns in relationships, feeling unfulfilled in your life... or at this stage you may not know exactly what they are. Whatever your reason for choosing to come to therapy, you will be met with warmth and acceptance with the intention of moving forward positively.
07449 171783 View 07449 171783
Photo of Louise Phillips, BACP, Counsellor
Louise Phillips
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I'm Louise, I mostly work with clients who have experienced abuse, trauma, relationship challenges, and divorce. I take a personalised approach, understanding each client's unique circumstances and the impact of their life experiences. This involves exploring what they are still holding on to and carrying with them from the past. Together, we identify these lingering burdens and use effective techniques to let go of past traumas & negative events, helping clients manage anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and low self-confidence. This process allows clients to move forward with a sense of relief and renewed purpose.
Hello, I'm Louise, I mostly work with clients who have experienced abuse, trauma, relationship challenges, and divorce. I take a personalised approach, understanding each client's unique circumstances and the impact of their life experiences. This involves exploring what they are still holding on to and carrying with them from the past. Together, we identify these lingering burdens and use effective techniques to let go of past traumas & negative events, helping clients manage anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and low self-confidence. This process allows clients to move forward with a sense of relief and renewed purpose.
01892 362275 View 01892 362275
Photo of Rowena Smyth, MBACP, Counsellor
Rowena Smyth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Feelings of anxiety and depression can grow and grow until it feels like there isn't room for anything else in your life. Whether you have a specific problem you’re struggling with or simply feel that there’s something that doesn’t feel right in your life – overwhelmed and in turmoil or feeling that you’re existing under a shadow on the outskirts of life – I’m here to offer you a calm, supportive haven where we can focus on you and find a way for you to feel in control of your life, and at peace with yourself.
Feelings of anxiety and depression can grow and grow until it feels like there isn't room for anything else in your life. Whether you have a specific problem you’re struggling with or simply feel that there’s something that doesn’t feel right in your life – overwhelmed and in turmoil or feeling that you’re existing under a shadow on the outskirts of life – I’m here to offer you a calm, supportive haven where we can focus on you and find a way for you to feel in control of your life, and at peace with yourself.
01732 920367 View 01732 920367
Photo of Mike McCarthy, MBACP, Counsellor
Mike McCarthy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you are considering having counselling then the chances are you are experiencing some sort of difficulty. This could be in relation to a major loss or disappointment, your lifestyle, relationships or life changes. It is the internal experiences which follow these life situations that can make it so difficult. Anger, stress, grief, depression, shame and anxiety being a few examples. I offer care, acceptance, and an empathic environment where you can be deeply heard and understood; this therapeutic atmosphere creates conditions for effective counselling to happen. Often talking about what is inside can bring a tremendous release.
If you are considering having counselling then the chances are you are experiencing some sort of difficulty. This could be in relation to a major loss or disappointment, your lifestyle, relationships or life changes. It is the internal experiences which follow these life situations that can make it so difficult. Anger, stress, grief, depression, shame and anxiety being a few examples. I offer care, acceptance, and an empathic environment where you can be deeply heard and understood; this therapeutic atmosphere creates conditions for effective counselling to happen. Often talking about what is inside can bring a tremendous release.
01892 571338 View 01892 571338
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Sanae Mentis Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Here at Sanae Mentis counselling you will be assured a safe space with which to explore your world without judgement. This is your time to bring whatever is troubling you and to know that you are not alone as I walk alongside you through what can sometimes feel painful. Counselling can at times be challenging as you delve a little deeper into your emotions but this is truly where growth can occur and therefore it is important to understand that the more you get out from this experience will largely depend on how open you can be. Alongside my Private practice, I work with clients for Betterhelp and with Wellbeing in the arts.
Here at Sanae Mentis counselling you will be assured a safe space with which to explore your world without judgement. This is your time to bring whatever is troubling you and to know that you are not alone as I walk alongside you through what can sometimes feel painful. Counselling can at times be challenging as you delve a little deeper into your emotions but this is truly where growth can occur and therefore it is important to understand that the more you get out from this experience will largely depend on how open you can be. Alongside my Private practice, I work with clients for Betterhelp and with Wellbeing in the arts.
01892 571232 View 01892 571232
Photo of undefined - Flourishing Futures Psychology - Dr Emily Fletcher, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Flourishing Futures Psychology - Dr Emily Fletcher
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Perhaps you’re a teenager or young adult, who experiences physical symptoms of anxiety (such as stomach aches or racing heart), which make you want to avoid certain situations. Or maybe you’re a parent or guardian, eager to get the best support for a loved one who struggles with anxious thoughts or behaviours. Rest assured, you’ve come to the right place. I care. My interest in providing timely treatment for difficulties such as these is the reason why I founded Flourishing Futures Psychology. I too was prone to getting tangled up with anxiety when I was younger, so I know how it can try to trip you up.
Perhaps you’re a teenager or young adult, who experiences physical symptoms of anxiety (such as stomach aches or racing heart), which make you want to avoid certain situations. Or maybe you’re a parent or guardian, eager to get the best support for a loved one who struggles with anxious thoughts or behaviours. Rest assured, you’ve come to the right place. I care. My interest in providing timely treatment for difficulties such as these is the reason why I founded Flourishing Futures Psychology. I too was prone to getting tangled up with anxiety when I was younger, so I know how it can try to trip you up.
07438 329979 View 07438 329979
Photo of Katherine Taylor, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
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 Anya Gkrimpova, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Anya Gkrimpova
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Together, we will create a warm family environment to welcome your child just the way they are, whatever their and your walk of life or family constituency. In this warm, safe bubble, your child can lead us to where we need to be in terms of understanding, empathising, hearing and feeling. They can shed a light on where they are hurting, and then we can attend and heal. This is in the wider context, that of your cultural and religious background. Cultural sensitivity lies in the heart of all I do, for I too arrive here to the UK. Check out my thesis, 'Navigating Home in Refugeedom and Navigating Refugeedom in Adolescence, Alone'.
Together, we will create a warm family environment to welcome your child just the way they are, whatever their and your walk of life or family constituency. In this warm, safe bubble, your child can lead us to where we need to be in terms of understanding, empathising, hearing and feeling. They can shed a light on where they are hurting, and then we can attend and heal. This is in the wider context, that of your cultural and religious background. Cultural sensitivity lies in the heart of all I do, for I too arrive here to the UK. Check out my thesis, 'Navigating Home in Refugeedom and Navigating Refugeedom in Adolescence, Alone'.
01892 489029 View 01892 489029
Photo of Emma Pearson, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Emma Pearson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
We all face different struggles in our lives. You may be feeling low, anxious, angry or lonely and you don’t know why. You may be struggling with a difficult relationship at home or at work. Perhaps your struggle is a response to a change, difficult event or a loss in your life. Your struggle may be something you’ve been engaged in for as long as you can remember. I believe that when we can take the time to explore our experiences and feelings, with someone who can listen with genuine care and curiosity, we can emerge from our struggle to feel better ‘met’ in the world, to be able to engage in our lives more wholeheartedly.
We all face different struggles in our lives. You may be feeling low, anxious, angry or lonely and you don’t know why. You may be struggling with a difficult relationship at home or at work. Perhaps your struggle is a response to a change, difficult event or a loss in your life. Your struggle may be something you’ve been engaged in for as long as you can remember. I believe that when we can take the time to explore our experiences and feelings, with someone who can listen with genuine care and curiosity, we can emerge from our struggle to feel better ‘met’ in the world, to be able to engage in our lives more wholeheartedly.
01892 351033 View 01892 351033
Photo of undefined - HumanKind Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP, Psychotherapist
HumanKind Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Many of us struggle with our thoughts, our feelings, our behaviours, our life predicament at some time in our lives. Not knowing how to overcome our difficulties leaves us feeling alone, vulnerable, anxious, depressed, angry or overwhelmed with a combination of those feelings. Sometimes we are resilient enough to cope and having close friends or loved ones with whom we can share certainly helps us to be robust. Sometimes though it is with those very people that we cannot work through our feelings. This may be why you are visiting these pages and exploring the idea of counselling or psychotherapy to help.
Many of us struggle with our thoughts, our feelings, our behaviours, our life predicament at some time in our lives. Not knowing how to overcome our difficulties leaves us feeling alone, vulnerable, anxious, depressed, angry or overwhelmed with a combination of those feelings. Sometimes we are resilient enough to cope and having close friends or loved ones with whom we can share certainly helps us to be robust. Sometimes though it is with those very people that we cannot work through our feelings. This may be why you are visiting these pages and exploring the idea of counselling or psychotherapy to help.
01892 481664 View 01892 481664
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Aira Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
0121 803 9271 View 0121 803 9271
Photo of undefined - I am James Therapy & Coaching, MBACP, Psychotherapist
I am James Therapy & Coaching
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I see clients in London (SW7 & SW5), Tunbridge Wells and online. I am a therapist, coach and wellbeing consultant and my friends joke that I wear many “hats” which is true I do and I am very grateful I get the opportunity to do so. I am an addiction, eating disorder and compulsive behaviour specialist. I trained at Richmond College as an integrative therapist and the National Centre for Eating Disorders as a Master Practitioner. I am strongly informed by 12 step philosophy and I help clients to look after their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health to thrive in life.
I see clients in London (SW7 & SW5), Tunbridge Wells and online. I am a therapist, coach and wellbeing consultant and my friends joke that I wear many “hats” which is true I do and I am very grateful I get the opportunity to do so. I am an addiction, eating disorder and compulsive behaviour specialist. I trained at Richmond College as an integrative therapist and the National Centre for Eating Disorders as a Master Practitioner. I am strongly informed by 12 step philosophy and I help clients to look after their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health to thrive in life.
020 3667 9963 View 020 3667 9963
Photo of Amanda Darton-Bigg, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Amanda Darton-Bigg
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Whatever is troubling you, therapy can help get you back to feeling like yourself. I work with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and relationship issues and much more. Individuals and couples. Weekly/fortnightly. Free initial chat. Trainees welcome. Whatever the reason you come to therapy, our overall goal is to help you move forward in your life in a way that is true to yourself. Therapy sessions are all unique and will always be bespoke and personal to you.
Whatever is troubling you, therapy can help get you back to feeling like yourself. I work with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and relationship issues and much more. Individuals and couples. Weekly/fortnightly. Free initial chat. Trainees welcome. Whatever the reason you come to therapy, our overall goal is to help you move forward in your life in a way that is true to yourself. Therapy sessions are all unique and will always be bespoke and personal to you.
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Diana Goldsmith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am Dr Diana Goldsmith, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am Clinical Director and Senior Psychologist for Foundations Child & Family Therapy – www.foundationschildtherapy.co.uk- a psychological therapies service offering UK-wide psychological therapy and clinical supervision. We offer support for children, young people and their families. We also offer ADHD and ASD assessments and follow-up post-diagnostic services. We aim to provide a supportive, understanding and compassionate service that works alongside families and their children.
I am Dr Diana Goldsmith, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am Clinical Director and Senior Psychologist for Foundations Child & Family Therapy – www.foundationschildtherapy.co.uk- a psychological therapies service offering UK-wide psychological therapy and clinical supervision. We offer support for children, young people and their families. We also offer ADHD and ASD assessments and follow-up post-diagnostic services. We aim to provide a supportive, understanding and compassionate service that works alongside families and their children.
01732 927295 View 01732 927295
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Harley Street Counselling and Training
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
We are a small group of therapists led by Tim Potter. Working from therapy rooms in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street. For over 25 years we have worked to help people with anxiety, addiction, depression, and other areas of specialism such as post-natal depression, bereavement, and OCD. We receive most of our referrals through word of mouth for adults, children and teenagers. You can expect us to look for a therapist who best suits your needs, and if for some reason we cannot, we can recommend trusted others that are not a part of the practice.
We are a small group of therapists led by Tim Potter. Working from therapy rooms in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street. For over 25 years we have worked to help people with anxiety, addiction, depression, and other areas of specialism such as post-natal depression, bereavement, and OCD. We receive most of our referrals through word of mouth for adults, children and teenagers. You can expect us to look for a therapist who best suits your needs, and if for some reason we cannot, we can recommend trusted others that are not a part of the practice.
01732 496760 View 01732 496760
Photo of Hazel Mouls, MBACP, Counsellor
Hazel Mouls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced, Humanistic counsellor, practising from a central location in Tunbridge Wells. There may be a number of reasons why you are looking for counselling. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, having relationship issues, trying to process a loss or change or simply be struggling to cope. Whatever the issues you are facing, I provide a warm. supportive and confidential relationship in which you can explore your feelings and current difficulties, look at any unhelpful patterns of thought or behaviour and find better ways to manage the issues that you are facing.
I am an experienced, Humanistic counsellor, practising from a central location in Tunbridge Wells. There may be a number of reasons why you are looking for counselling. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, having relationship issues, trying to process a loss or change or simply be struggling to cope. Whatever the issues you are facing, I provide a warm. supportive and confidential relationship in which you can explore your feelings and current difficulties, look at any unhelpful patterns of thought or behaviour and find better ways to manage the issues that you are facing.
01732 496382 View 01732 496382
Photo of Mel Burgess, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Mel Burgess
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, supervisor and tutor, and offer a range of therapies to suit client’s needs. I work with individuals and couples on a short and long-term basis, online and face to face from my private practice. I am passionate about psychotherapy and believe that it enables people to make meaning out of their problems so that they can take informed decisions about what they want to do to bring about change in their lives. I have undergone extensive and rigorous psychotherapy training, I have a Diploma in Counselling and over 30 years’ experience of working in health, including 20 years of hospice experience.
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, supervisor and tutor, and offer a range of therapies to suit client’s needs. I work with individuals and couples on a short and long-term basis, online and face to face from my private practice. I am passionate about psychotherapy and believe that it enables people to make meaning out of their problems so that they can take informed decisions about what they want to do to bring about change in their lives. I have undergone extensive and rigorous psychotherapy training, I have a Diploma in Counselling and over 30 years’ experience of working in health, including 20 years of hospice experience.
01732 496773 View 01732 496773

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TN2

30+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in TN2 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
82% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
62% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Vitality
60% Cigna and Evernorth
60% Aviva

How Counsellors in TN2 see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TN2?

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.