Counselling in WA7

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CBT Runcorn
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello, I'm Lauren, and I am the founder of a private Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) practice located in Runcorn, Cheshire. My practice focuses on helping individuals who are experiencing challenges with their mental health. Whether you're dealing with conditions such as Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Health Anxiety, or Social Anxiety, or facing other factors that contribute to poor mental health such as low self-esteem, childhood issues, phobias, stress, or perfectionism, I am here to support you in finding the missing pieces and guiding you towards strong and stable emotional well-being.
Hello, I'm Lauren, and I am the founder of a private Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) practice located in Runcorn, Cheshire. My practice focuses on helping individuals who are experiencing challenges with their mental health. Whether you're dealing with conditions such as Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Health Anxiety, or Social Anxiety, or facing other factors that contribute to poor mental health such as low self-esteem, childhood issues, phobias, stress, or perfectionism, I am here to support you in finding the missing pieces and guiding you towards strong and stable emotional well-being.
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Life's Journey Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you ready to embrace change and regain your life? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed?You CAN create choices, gain new skills/strategies to cope. Whether it’s loneliness, relationship/family or something else. You CAN achieve positive change, together we will overcome whatever is holding you back, leaving nothing unresolved. Counselling can be scary, taking that first step to make contact is very brave. I am certain once you meet me, you will feel comfortable and safe, and trust in the therapeutic process, as a result of this I now receive many client referrals
Are you ready to embrace change and regain your life? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed?You CAN create choices, gain new skills/strategies to cope. Whether it’s loneliness, relationship/family or something else. You CAN achieve positive change, together we will overcome whatever is holding you back, leaving nothing unresolved. Counselling can be scary, taking that first step to make contact is very brave. I am certain once you meet me, you will feel comfortable and safe, and trust in the therapeutic process, as a result of this I now receive many client referrals
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Gill Gillespie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hi, my name is Gill, I am counsellor who is able to work with children aged 12+ and adults. Choosing the right counsellor for you or a loved one is the first step, whether you are looking to understanding past trauma, or working on yourself. There are many reasons that people seek counselling such as abuse, addiction, family issues, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem and many more. I am here to help you explore, understand and accept what might be uncovered.
Hi, my name is Gill, I am counsellor who is able to work with children aged 12+ and adults. Choosing the right counsellor for you or a loved one is the first step, whether you are looking to understanding past trauma, or working on yourself. There are many reasons that people seek counselling such as abuse, addiction, family issues, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem and many more. I am here to help you explore, understand and accept what might be uncovered.
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Clarity Through Reflection Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Susan and Joanna are both Integrative Counsellors which means they can use several means/modes of therapy that they are trained in, to support you to the maximum in achieving your goals. Supporting growth is their passion in life. Both offer face to face as well as online therapy. Joanna can offer EMDR therapy, which is used to work primarily with trauma and the effects of trauma but can be used to treat a number of different issues other than trauma, which is usually integrated within her counselling sessions.
Susan and Joanna are both Integrative Counsellors which means they can use several means/modes of therapy that they are trained in, to support you to the maximum in achieving your goals. Supporting growth is their passion in life. Both offer face to face as well as online therapy. Joanna can offer EMDR therapy, which is used to work primarily with trauma and the effects of trauma but can be used to treat a number of different issues other than trauma, which is usually integrated within her counselling sessions.
01928 243199 View 01928 243199
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CP Counselling & Wellbeing Therapies- Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
If your searching for a Counsellor then I understand you have reached a point in your life when you are ready to look at issues that are having an impact on you. Maybe causing you day to day difficulties and stopping you being able to live your life the way you want to. It can be a frightening process when you decide to reach out for help to look at issues that are causing emotional distress. Counselling is an approach to help you gain an understanding of the issues affecting you and work towards making positive changes in your life. You have taken the first step in seeking help simply by searching for a counsellor.
If your searching for a Counsellor then I understand you have reached a point in your life when you are ready to look at issues that are having an impact on you. Maybe causing you day to day difficulties and stopping you being able to live your life the way you want to. It can be a frightening process when you decide to reach out for help to look at issues that are causing emotional distress. Counselling is an approach to help you gain an understanding of the issues affecting you and work towards making positive changes in your life. You have taken the first step in seeking help simply by searching for a counsellor.
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Rowland Moore
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hello, my name is Rowley Moore. I am a CBT/Person Centred Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. Up until March 2023 I worked for a charity providing a range of services to young people in Liverpool for 14 years. I have since fully transitioned into private practice. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I offer face to face and online supervision for qualified and student counsellors. I also offer face to face and online individual counselling (working with a cohort aged 14 upwards).
Hello, my name is Rowley Moore. I am a CBT/Person Centred Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. Up until March 2023 I worked for a charity providing a range of services to young people in Liverpool for 14 years. I have since fully transitioned into private practice. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I offer face to face and online supervision for qualified and student counsellors. I also offer face to face and online individual counselling (working with a cohort aged 14 upwards).
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Minds at Peace Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
My name is Rebecca and I am a qualified integrative counsellor. My focus is on the person(s) to assist, heal, energise, and help them recognise their inner qualities and strengths and acquire empowerment. We will accomplish this together, in a non-judgemental, safe environment, whilst developing a therapeutic relationship.
My name is Rebecca and I am a qualified integrative counsellor. My focus is on the person(s) to assist, heal, energise, and help them recognise their inner qualities and strengths and acquire empowerment. We will accomplish this together, in a non-judgemental, safe environment, whilst developing a therapeutic relationship.
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Shaunagh Parkes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Runcorn WA7  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Shaunagh and I am an experienced Integrative Therapist based in Cheshire. I have worked as a counsellor within primary care settings, employment assistance programmes and private practice. I have also spent 2 years as a volunteer counsellor for local charities. As a result I have had the privilege of gaining experience in a variety and severity of mental health complaints. I have the most experience working with anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss and LGBTQ+ issues. I also have experience working with depression/low mood, trauma, family conflict, life transitions, self-harm, self-esteem and stress.
Welcome! My name is Shaunagh and I am an experienced Integrative Therapist based in Cheshire. I have worked as a counsellor within primary care settings, employment assistance programmes and private practice. I have also spent 2 years as a volunteer counsellor for local charities. As a result I have had the privilege of gaining experience in a variety and severity of mental health complaints. I have the most experience working with anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss and LGBTQ+ issues. I also have experience working with depression/low mood, trauma, family conflict, life transitions, self-harm, self-esteem and stress.
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Suzie Li
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Runcorn WA7  (Online Only)
Struggling with emotional challenges or seeking personal growth? As a compassionate counsellor, I'm committed to helping you lead a more fulfilling life. In our sessions, we'll collaboratively explore the impacts of your environment, experiences, and relationships on your choices. Specialising in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues, I cater to both young people and adults. I also guide in achieving a healthy work-life balance. If professional advancement is your goal, my executive coaching services are here to assist. Let's start this healing and empowering journey together.
Struggling with emotional challenges or seeking personal growth? As a compassionate counsellor, I'm committed to helping you lead a more fulfilling life. In our sessions, we'll collaboratively explore the impacts of your environment, experiences, and relationships on your choices. Specialising in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues, I cater to both young people and adults. I also guide in achieving a healthy work-life balance. If professional advancement is your goal, my executive coaching services are here to assist. Let's start this healing and empowering journey together.
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Photo of Sonya Christensen in WA7, England
Sonya Christensen
DCounsPsych
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, or stuck in a cycle of emotional turmoil? Do you yearn for a safe space where you can freely express your thoughts and emotions without judgment? My name is Sonya and I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor ready to embark on this transformative journey with you. My mission is to create a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe that each person is unique, and therefore, I tailor my approach to suit your specific needs, drawing from various therapeutic modalities such as person-centred, CBT and Mindfulness.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, or stuck in a cycle of emotional turmoil? Do you yearn for a safe space where you can freely express your thoughts and emotions without judgment? My name is Sonya and I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor ready to embark on this transformative journey with you. My mission is to create a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe that each person is unique, and therefore, I tailor my approach to suit your specific needs, drawing from various therapeutic modalities such as person-centred, CBT and Mindfulness.
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Photo of Kimberly - TomlinsonTalks, Psychotherapist in WA7, England
Kimberly - TomlinsonTalks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Every therapy session will more than likely be a journey. Emotions run high because feeling and memories emerge that you may have not been prepared for so it's important that you feel comfortable, safe and supported. The therapy session should be a judgement free zone where you are listened to but also challenged while your boundaries are respected. You shouldn't feel the need to filter yourself, let it be your time for expression because that time is solely about you and how you're feeling. Not every session will leave you feeling emotionally raw because therapy is as much about your good days as it is your bad. Enjoy the process.
Every therapy session will more than likely be a journey. Emotions run high because feeling and memories emerge that you may have not been prepared for so it's important that you feel comfortable, safe and supported. The therapy session should be a judgement free zone where you are listened to but also challenged while your boundaries are respected. You shouldn't feel the need to filter yourself, let it be your time for expression because that time is solely about you and how you're feeling. Not every session will leave you feeling emotionally raw because therapy is as much about your good days as it is your bad. Enjoy the process.
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Photo of Janine Keeble, Counsellor in WA7, England
Janine Keeble
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Do you sometimes feel lost, out of place in the world or like you have lost the real you? Maybe you dread each day, feel isolated from others or struggle to do the things you need or want to do. Perhaps you experience feelings of loneliness; perhaps you lack confidence to create the life you want. Things that used to bring you joy now seem flat and pointless. You may have experienced losses in your life. Not only the grief of bereavement, but maybe the breakdown of a relationship, loss of a job or role in life, loss of some part of your identity, loss of health or mobility. If any of these strike a chord, you are in the right place.
Do you sometimes feel lost, out of place in the world or like you have lost the real you? Maybe you dread each day, feel isolated from others or struggle to do the things you need or want to do. Perhaps you experience feelings of loneliness; perhaps you lack confidence to create the life you want. Things that used to bring you joy now seem flat and pointless. You may have experienced losses in your life. Not only the grief of bereavement, but maybe the breakdown of a relationship, loss of a job or role in life, loss of some part of your identity, loss of health or mobility. If any of these strike a chord, you are in the right place.
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David Traynor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hi, my name is David. I believe it takes great courage to make the first step towards counselling. Life can be complex and we all hit points where we really can't see the woods through the trees, I can help you to work through this, in a safe and comfortable setting, that is non-judgemental and confidential. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger, bereavement and loss, work related stress and low self esteem. My work helps you to identify emotions, work through your feelings and gain an understanding to make healthy choices, equipping you with the confidence and autonomy to find yourself.
Hi, my name is David. I believe it takes great courage to make the first step towards counselling. Life can be complex and we all hit points where we really can't see the woods through the trees, I can help you to work through this, in a safe and comfortable setting, that is non-judgemental and confidential. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger, bereavement and loss, work related stress and low self esteem. My work helps you to identify emotions, work through your feelings and gain an understanding to make healthy choices, equipping you with the confidence and autonomy to find yourself.
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JVP Wellbeing and Training
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Are you ready to change how you feel? Are you experiencing overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression and loneliness? I am an experienced qualified counsellor and college lecturer in counselling. I work integratively allowing us to explore a number of approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Personal Construct Theory and Transactional Analysis. I offer a non judgemental safe place allowing us to work together to make the changes in your life that you so desire
Are you ready to change how you feel? Are you experiencing overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression and loneliness? I am an experienced qualified counsellor and college lecturer in counselling. I work integratively allowing us to explore a number of approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Personal Construct Theory and Transactional Analysis. I offer a non judgemental safe place allowing us to work together to make the changes in your life that you so desire
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Photo of Kathy Foulger, Counsellor in WA7, England
Kathy Foulger
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Hi I'm Kath and I'm a integrative counsellor. I'm not here to judge you but to listen and walk along side you on your journey. I will listen and be emphatic to your issues. If you want change any aspect of your life counselling can help, I have seen this happen in past clients. If your feeling depressed I will listen to you and provide a safe environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling pressured or fear of being judged. I offer a free telephone consultation prior to first appointment.
Hi I'm Kath and I'm a integrative counsellor. I'm not here to judge you but to listen and walk along side you on your journey. I will listen and be emphatic to your issues. If you want change any aspect of your life counselling can help, I have seen this happen in past clients. If your feeling depressed I will listen to you and provide a safe environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling pressured or fear of being judged. I offer a free telephone consultation prior to first appointment.
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Hannah Fink
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Feeling stressed, anxious and close to burn out? Low confidence, low mood and lacking self esteem? Lacking work life balance and wish to bring some joy back into your day to day life? At some point or another I have been able to answer ‘Yes’ to all of those questions too. Let’s work together to find a way back to feeling more like you.
Feeling stressed, anxious and close to burn out? Low confidence, low mood and lacking self esteem? Lacking work life balance and wish to bring some joy back into your day to day life? At some point or another I have been able to answer ‘Yes’ to all of those questions too. Let’s work together to find a way back to feeling more like you.
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Four the love of you
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Hi I'm Becks, Welcome to Four the love of you - a title that means a lot to me and hopefully yourselves as therapy is all about YOU and hopefully fulfilling your journey to a much better place. I am a qualified psychotherapist/counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am a down to earth, friendly, caring and funny person ( I like to think I am anyway) with a quirky sense of humour. Please give me an email/call today and let me help you with any worries/concerns you have about starting therapy. I will be by your side every step of the way, Becks
Hi I'm Becks, Welcome to Four the love of you - a title that means a lot to me and hopefully yourselves as therapy is all about YOU and hopefully fulfilling your journey to a much better place. I am a qualified psychotherapist/counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am a down to earth, friendly, caring and funny person ( I like to think I am anyway) with a quirky sense of humour. Please give me an email/call today and let me help you with any worries/concerns you have about starting therapy. I will be by your side every step of the way, Becks
01925 986808 View 01925 986808
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Nicholas Lunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hi, my name is Nicholas. I am a fully qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor, working in private practice. I offer counselling supervision for both student and qualified counsellors, and one 2 one counselling. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw on a variety of approaches to make best use of the time and the space for you. I believe working with the person in the room is the key rather than working directly with the presenting issue. I tend not to work on specialisms but do have extensive experience of working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.
Hi, my name is Nicholas. I am a fully qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor, working in private practice. I offer counselling supervision for both student and qualified counsellors, and one 2 one counselling. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw on a variety of approaches to make best use of the time and the space for you. I believe working with the person in the room is the key rather than working directly with the presenting issue. I tend not to work on specialisms but do have extensive experience of working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.
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UK Addiction Treatment Centres (UKAT)
Verified
Why choose UKAT? 160 beds across the UK; treatment for all addictions, including process addictions, eating disorders, age 16-18 treatment and dual diagnosis. Ranging from luxurious en-suite rehabs with gyms and on-site medical units to affordable rehabs. Catering for people from all walks of life. All rehabs have 24/7 on-site addiction professionals, ensuring clients have the highest level of care offered in the country. UKAT always addresses the individual as a whole and will tailor treatment to the addiction and long-term recovery of the client. All UKAT centres have a family programme dedicated to helping family members.
Why choose UKAT? 160 beds across the UK; treatment for all addictions, including process addictions, eating disorders, age 16-18 treatment and dual diagnosis. Ranging from luxurious en-suite rehabs with gyms and on-site medical units to affordable rehabs. Catering for people from all walks of life. All rehabs have 24/7 on-site addiction professionals, ensuring clients have the highest level of care offered in the country. UKAT always addresses the individual as a whole and will tailor treatment to the addiction and long-term recovery of the client. All UKAT centres have a family programme dedicated to helping family members.
020 3872 2432 View 020 3872 2432
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Dr Maria Katsarou-Makin
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Discover the Power of Talking-How often do you have the need to TALK to somebody and what stops you is what they might think?We all go through periods during which we feel alone, not understood and that is perfectly fine.Other times, we may need to change things in our lives and we don’t know where to start. Asking for help can be difficult too. These are the times when a Professional can be your sounding board, with a compassionate, non-judgemental and safe attitude can offer you an opportunity to discover new perspectives, new possibilities. Stop suffering in silence... You have more power to change things than you think you have.
Discover the Power of Talking-How often do you have the need to TALK to somebody and what stops you is what they might think?We all go through periods during which we feel alone, not understood and that is perfectly fine.Other times, we may need to change things in our lives and we don’t know where to start. Asking for help can be difficult too. These are the times when a Professional can be your sounding board, with a compassionate, non-judgemental and safe attitude can offer you an opportunity to discover new perspectives, new possibilities. Stop suffering in silence... You have more power to change things than you think you have.
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Number of Counsellors in WA7

20+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in WA7 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
96% Anxiety
96% Self Esteem
96% Stress
79% Coping Skills
75% Bereavement
71% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
50% AXA PPP
40% Other

How Counsellors in WA7 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WA7?

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.