Counselling in WD23

Photo of Kathryn Nicolai, Counsellor in WD23, England
Kathryn Nicolai
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushey WD23
You're probably wondering how you got here, searching through profiles to find the right person who can help you. Maybe you're feeling low, maybe life just feels all too difficult now. I can help you see a way through. We can work together, discovering what brought you here, at a pace that feels right for you.
You're probably wondering how you got here, searching through profiles to find the right person who can help you. Maybe you're feeling low, maybe life just feels all too difficult now. I can help you see a way through. We can work together, discovering what brought you here, at a pace that feels right for you.
01923 932780 View 01923 932780
Photo of Donna Karpel, Counsellor in WD23, England
Donna Karpel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
Hello and welcome to my profile. If you feel life's pressures and anxieties are proving too difficult for you to cope with, I am able to offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to help you unburden yourself, and express difficult and painful emotions. I like to go at the clients pace and totally respect their privacy. We will work together to explore the past experiences, current difficulties and future possibilities. I am truly passionate about my work, and believe by helping you feel heard and understood, and by helping you find a new perspective on things, together we can facilitate positive change and personal growth.
Hello and welcome to my profile. If you feel life's pressures and anxieties are proving too difficult for you to cope with, I am able to offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to help you unburden yourself, and express difficult and painful emotions. I like to go at the clients pace and totally respect their privacy. We will work together to explore the past experiences, current difficulties and future possibilities. I am truly passionate about my work, and believe by helping you feel heard and understood, and by helping you find a new perspective on things, together we can facilitate positive change and personal growth.
020 3910 6043 View 020 3910 6043
Photo of Lucy Clare Furbank, Psychotherapist in WD23, England
Lucy Clare Furbank
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
I offer support around emotional or relationship difficulties as well as with personal development. I am particularly interested in working with symptoms of trauma. I offer an individually tailored approach utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). My aim is to empower and motivate clients and enable them to “become their own therapists”. I abide by the professional ethical standards laid down by the BABCP and I have full professional indemnity and current DBS clearance.
I offer support around emotional or relationship difficulties as well as with personal development. I am particularly interested in working with symptoms of trauma. I offer an individually tailored approach utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). My aim is to empower and motivate clients and enable them to “become their own therapists”. I abide by the professional ethical standards laid down by the BABCP and I have full professional indemnity and current DBS clearance.
01923 750875 View 01923 750875
Photo of Naomi Castle, Counsellor in WD23, England
Naomi Castle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
If you are worried about your child or adolescent, as a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor for young people, I can help, so please do not feel alone. I offer a safe setting for therapy, where I work one on one in a warm and creative environment in areas such as the following: Trauma, Relationships, Transitions, Abuse, Sexuality, Self-esteem, Loss and Bereavement . Seeing a counsellor can help a young individual cope with difficult emotions and challenging behaviours. Over time they will understand and make sense of their feelings and experiences and build resilience and confidence.
If you are worried about your child or adolescent, as a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor for young people, I can help, so please do not feel alone. I offer a safe setting for therapy, where I work one on one in a warm and creative environment in areas such as the following: Trauma, Relationships, Transitions, Abuse, Sexuality, Self-esteem, Loss and Bereavement . Seeing a counsellor can help a young individual cope with difficult emotions and challenging behaviours. Over time they will understand and make sense of their feelings and experiences and build resilience and confidence.
07367 290305 View 07367 290305
Photo of Rosanna Orchard, Counsellor in WD23, England
Rosanna Orchard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
My young clients suffer with depression, anxiety & PTSD, they tend to have a sense of not belonging. Through the build up of the therapeutic relationship, they will need empathic understanding from me & perhaps come CBT coping strategies depending on their presenting issues & most importantly, a sense of feeling heard. The goal is to work together to alleviate their suffering & aim towards making some sort of change in their lives to move past their issues.
My young clients suffer with depression, anxiety & PTSD, they tend to have a sense of not belonging. Through the build up of the therapeutic relationship, they will need empathic understanding from me & perhaps come CBT coping strategies depending on their presenting issues & most importantly, a sense of feeling heard. The goal is to work together to alleviate their suffering & aim towards making some sort of change in their lives to move past their issues.
020 4538 9390 View 020 4538 9390
Photo of Miranda Obiora, Psychotherapist in WD23, England
Miranda Obiora
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
I believe fundamentally in our capacity for change and that you are the expert on you. Working collaboratively and holistically, we will uncover where you wish to make changes, and what is getting in the way to make any changes. Together we will find the right combination of techniques and approaches so that you feel safe enough to address your current challenges, remove any obstacles with the outcome of thinking and feeling differently. We can work on a short-term framework of 6-12 weeks, to address your immediate situations and symptoms.
I believe fundamentally in our capacity for change and that you are the expert on you. Working collaboratively and holistically, we will uncover where you wish to make changes, and what is getting in the way to make any changes. Together we will find the right combination of techniques and approaches so that you feel safe enough to address your current challenges, remove any obstacles with the outcome of thinking and feeling differently. We can work on a short-term framework of 6-12 weeks, to address your immediate situations and symptoms.
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Photo of Dr Anne Lane, Psychologist in WD23, England
Dr Anne Lane
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
Hello. I am a friendly, experienced clinical psychologist / family therapist. I have been working with people with a range of psychological difficulties for over twenty years. I see adults, children and couples. My therapeutic approach is based on a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Systemic Therapy, If you are experiencing intense distress our work may either take the form of a more intensive, time-limited therapy to help you regain a sense of emotional balance. Equally we may work in a more explorative manner better suited to understanding more deep seated emotional difficulties.
Hello. I am a friendly, experienced clinical psychologist / family therapist. I have been working with people with a range of psychological difficulties for over twenty years. I see adults, children and couples. My therapeutic approach is based on a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Systemic Therapy, If you are experiencing intense distress our work may either take the form of a more intensive, time-limited therapy to help you regain a sense of emotional balance. Equally we may work in a more explorative manner better suited to understanding more deep seated emotional difficulties.
07480 065294 View 07480 065294
Photo of Lucie Michaela Lazarus, Counsellor in WD23, England
Lucie Michaela Lazarus
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
Counselling is a confidential, safe space where the client is encouraged to think and talk about their inner most feelings without feeling judged. My role as your counsellor would be to help you manage these feelings and explore them to a much deeper level whilst giving you the autonomy to help you find your own personal solutions. An initial meeting/conversation will give us both an opportunity to see if we feel comfortable working together. Counselling can sometimes be a long and painful process, but with my help and experience I hope to help you process your thoughts and feelings in a safe space that is just for you.
Counselling is a confidential, safe space where the client is encouraged to think and talk about their inner most feelings without feeling judged. My role as your counsellor would be to help you manage these feelings and explore them to a much deeper level whilst giving you the autonomy to help you find your own personal solutions. An initial meeting/conversation will give us both an opportunity to see if we feel comfortable working together. Counselling can sometimes be a long and painful process, but with my help and experience I hope to help you process your thoughts and feelings in a safe space that is just for you.
01923 920437 View 01923 920437
Photo of Dr Carly Keyes - Ba(Hons) Pgcert Pgdip Dclinpsy Cpsychol, Psychologist in WD23, England
Dr Carly Keyes - Ba(Hons) Pgcert Pgdip Dclinpsy Cpsychol
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushey WD23
My name is Dr Carly Keyes and I am a compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Fully BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Life is a journey full of ups and downs. I am here to understand your current difficulties, to work with you and help you get equipped with strategies to help you cope during the down times in order for you to enjoy the ups. I offer psychological therapy that is personalised to you to help you blossom. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental and for you to build trust in me and feel relaxed in the sessions and to start living a richer and more fulfilling life.
My name is Dr Carly Keyes and I am a compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Fully BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Life is a journey full of ups and downs. I am here to understand your current difficulties, to work with you and help you get equipped with strategies to help you cope during the down times in order for you to enjoy the ups. I offer psychological therapy that is personalised to you to help you blossom. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental and for you to build trust in me and feel relaxed in the sessions and to start living a richer and more fulfilling life.
020 3879 4117 View 020 3879 4117
Photo of Dr. Emma Diamond, B.Sc, PG.Dip, DClinPsy, CPsychol, Psychologist in WD23, England
Dr. Emma Diamond, B.Sc, PG.Dip, DClinPsy, CPsychol
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
Dr. Emma Diamond (B.Sc, PGDip, DClinPsy, CPsychol) is an experienced Principal Clinical Psychologist who has practiced for over 15 years. ​ She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and completed a BPS accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). Dr. Diamond completed further training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Institute of Psychiatry, a centre of excellence for CBT, and she is a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Dr. Emma Diamond (B.Sc, PGDip, DClinPsy, CPsychol) is an experienced Principal Clinical Psychologist who has practiced for over 15 years. ​ She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and completed a BPS accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). Dr. Diamond completed further training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Institute of Psychiatry, a centre of excellence for CBT, and she is a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
020 4530 8363 View 020 4530 8363
Photo of Gary Walton, Psychotherapist in WD23, England
Gary Walton
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
With so many counselling profiles to go through it can feel difficult to know which counsellor will be able to help you with your struggles. Will a male counsellor best serve me? Would there be benefits to seeing a female counsellor? What does a Psychodynamic Counsellor offer over a CBT Counsellor? If you are seeking counselling and struggling with these questions, please email me and I will be happy to offer a free 15-minute Zoom session to share some of my experience with you and help you find the right counsellor, whether that be myself or another professional.
With so many counselling profiles to go through it can feel difficult to know which counsellor will be able to help you with your struggles. Will a male counsellor best serve me? Would there be benefits to seeing a female counsellor? What does a Psychodynamic Counsellor offer over a CBT Counsellor? If you are seeking counselling and struggling with these questions, please email me and I will be happy to offer a free 15-minute Zoom session to share some of my experience with you and help you find the right counsellor, whether that be myself or another professional.
01923 961881 View 01923 961881
Photo of Ben Thornhill, Counsellor in WD23, England
Ben Thornhill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to who is detached from the people we interact with on a daily basis. If you are looking for a safe space to reflect on the issues that you currently face and need a professional to help you to make sense of your experience and find a way forward, then therapy might help. I offer one-to-one therapy online or face-to-face (office in Bushey), depending on your needs and have experience working with a range of issues including: relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, bereavement, working with past trauma/abuse, as well as end of life counselling.
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to who is detached from the people we interact with on a daily basis. If you are looking for a safe space to reflect on the issues that you currently face and need a professional to help you to make sense of your experience and find a way forward, then therapy might help. I offer one-to-one therapy online or face-to-face (office in Bushey), depending on your needs and have experience working with a range of issues including: relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, bereavement, working with past trauma/abuse, as well as end of life counselling.
01923 961584 View 01923 961584
Photo of Claire Feldman - Binge Eating Therapist, Psychotherapist in WD23, England
Claire Feldman - Binge Eating Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bushey WD23
Are you consumed by thoughts about food and weight? Maybe the more you control your eating, the more you binge? Maybe you overeat in secret or alone and feel guilty about it? Perhaps you feel like you've tried every diet? Maybe you've tried weight loss injections or considered bariatric surgery?. Maybe it feels like your on a path of self-sabotage? I understand how you feel. I struggled with disordered eating for years and at the time didn't know what to do or where to turn for help. I work with women to help them overcome their unhealthy relationships with food by addressing the root causes of emotional eating and binge eating.
Are you consumed by thoughts about food and weight? Maybe the more you control your eating, the more you binge? Maybe you overeat in secret or alone and feel guilty about it? Perhaps you feel like you've tried every diet? Maybe you've tried weight loss injections or considered bariatric surgery?. Maybe it feels like your on a path of self-sabotage? I understand how you feel. I struggled with disordered eating for years and at the time didn't know what to do or where to turn for help. I work with women to help them overcome their unhealthy relationships with food by addressing the root causes of emotional eating and binge eating.
01248 665952 View 01248 665952
Photo of Adele Treger, Counsellor in WD23, England
Adele Treger
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
I have worked as a Counsellor for over 30 years and can help you if you are struggling with Relationship issues, Bereavement, Anxiety and Depression. I treat both adults and adolescents and am also interested in helping people who are generally struggling with their identity and finding meaning in life. I am a warm and approachable person and am happy to offer therapy via FaceTime, What’s App or Skype
I have worked as a Counsellor for over 30 years and can help you if you are struggling with Relationship issues, Bereavement, Anxiety and Depression. I treat both adults and adolescents and am also interested in helping people who are generally struggling with their identity and finding meaning in life. I am a warm and approachable person and am happy to offer therapy via FaceTime, What’s App or Skype
07803 714869 View 07803 714869
Photo of Dr Anna Abramowski, Psychologist in WD23, England
Dr Anna Abramowski
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23  (Online Only)
I am the founder of the North London Psychologists' Clinic. I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Psychological therapy can help you address and overcome your own inner struggles and enable you to move forward in your life. Whether you live with a chronic pain condition, have a tormented relationship with food, are living with anxiety and depression, therapy can give you the tools, skills, self-awareness and space to explore how to implement meaningful and lasting change.
I am the founder of the North London Psychologists' Clinic. I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Psychological therapy can help you address and overcome your own inner struggles and enable you to move forward in your life. Whether you live with a chronic pain condition, have a tormented relationship with food, are living with anxiety and depression, therapy can give you the tools, skills, self-awareness and space to explore how to implement meaningful and lasting change.
01923 603987 View 01923 603987
Photo of Jane Franks, Counsellor in WD23, England
Jane Franks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
Life is complicated, sometimes full of challenges which can become easier to cope with when someone non-judgemental really listens to you, enabling you to navigate a way forward. I am able to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I offer both short term therapy and longer open-ended work, the choice is yours. Each client is unique and I work according to your needs. I specialise in young people and adults, coping with the complexities life can throw, often causing anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
Life is complicated, sometimes full of challenges which can become easier to cope with when someone non-judgemental really listens to you, enabling you to navigate a way forward. I am able to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I offer both short term therapy and longer open-ended work, the choice is yours. Each client is unique and I work according to your needs. I specialise in young people and adults, coping with the complexities life can throw, often causing anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
01923 961439 View 01923 961439
Photo of Errol John Hendrickse, Psychotherapist in WD23, England
Errol John Hendrickse
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
Asking for help is not an easy step to take. The prospect of sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone else is quite a leap of faith and if you have not experienced counselling before you may be wondering what to expect. I would like to offer you a comfortable space where we can talk and get to know each other; and when you are ready, we can start to explore and make sense of your thoughts and personal difficulties, working entirely at your own pace. By exploring our past experiences and relationships we can often gain a new and fresh perspective on our issues which can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves.
Asking for help is not an easy step to take. The prospect of sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone else is quite a leap of faith and if you have not experienced counselling before you may be wondering what to expect. I would like to offer you a comfortable space where we can talk and get to know each other; and when you are ready, we can start to explore and make sense of your thoughts and personal difficulties, working entirely at your own pace. By exploring our past experiences and relationships we can often gain a new and fresh perspective on our issues which can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves.
01923 932792 View 01923 932792
Photo of Jane MacLaren, Counsellor in WD23, England
Jane MacLaren
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
Today you can make the first step to changing your life for the better! I offer a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore your emotions and feeling. You may wish to explore issues that have been present in your life for a long time; in your home, childhood, relationships, work, family, or it maybe a recent event or trauma. Whatever the reason you are seeking counselling I can guide you to build greater trust in yourself, build self-esteem, raise your self-awareness, and increase motivation to take back control of your life. I work at your pace in a confidential supportive setting.
Today you can make the first step to changing your life for the better! I offer a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore your emotions and feeling. You may wish to explore issues that have been present in your life for a long time; in your home, childhood, relationships, work, family, or it maybe a recent event or trauma. Whatever the reason you are seeking counselling I can guide you to build greater trust in yourself, build self-esteem, raise your self-awareness, and increase motivation to take back control of your life. I work at your pace in a confidential supportive setting.
01923 961973 View 01923 961973
Photo of Silvia Polakovic, Counsellor in WD23, England
Silvia Polakovic
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23  (Online Only)
Change and being your unapologetically authentic self. This discovery led me to become a therapist/counsellor. The starting points of change are self-awareness and acceptance; a powerful words to your own transformation and reaching your full potential. Therapy sessions will find, rebuild, extend, expand, and aid putting your puzzle pieces together, change narratives that we tell to ourselves or know from external forces and most of all empower you to be your unapologetically authentic self. The incorporation of breathwork, movement, voice, sound, touch, and meditation further enriches the therapeutic experience.
Change and being your unapologetically authentic self. This discovery led me to become a therapist/counsellor. The starting points of change are self-awareness and acceptance; a powerful words to your own transformation and reaching your full potential. Therapy sessions will find, rebuild, extend, expand, and aid putting your puzzle pieces together, change narratives that we tell to ourselves or know from external forces and most of all empower you to be your unapologetically authentic self. The incorporation of breathwork, movement, voice, sound, touch, and meditation further enriches the therapeutic experience.
01923 961898 View 01923 961898
Photo of Abigail Waghorn, Psychotherapist in WD23, England
Abigail Waghorn
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bushey WD23
I can offer you one-to-one personal therapy or couples work. You may have personal issues relating to your self esteem, relationship, problems with anxiety, stress and depression, or you may just feel that your current situation is limiting you. I am an experienced therapist and you won't know if therapy can help you unless you try. It can be difficult though to reach out. You can work with me and I will offer you a safe, supportive space. We can talk things through together. Sometimes we all need to turn to someone who isn't a family member or a friend and who may be able to offer something different.
I can offer you one-to-one personal therapy or couples work. You may have personal issues relating to your self esteem, relationship, problems with anxiety, stress and depression, or you may just feel that your current situation is limiting you. I am an experienced therapist and you won't know if therapy can help you unless you try. It can be difficult though to reach out. You can work with me and I will offer you a safe, supportive space. We can talk things through together. Sometimes we all need to turn to someone who isn't a family member or a friend and who may be able to offer something different.
01923 932750 View 01923 932750

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WD23

40+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in WD23 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
93% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
78% Bereavement
78% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aviva
75% AXA PPP
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in WD23 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WD23?

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.