Counselling in WF1

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Photo of Dr Rachel Crane, Psychologist in WF1, England
Dr Rachel Crane
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I offer a compassionate and supportive space to work towards goals of effectively handling difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. I support clients to gain a deeper insight into what is most important and meaningful to them, which helps to make significant changes, fostering personal growth and well-being, creating a rich and values-focused life. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is collaborative and non-judgmental and draws on a number of evidence-based models to best suit the needs of each client allowing them to make sense of their difficulties and adopt new ways to cope.
I offer a compassionate and supportive space to work towards goals of effectively handling difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. I support clients to gain a deeper insight into what is most important and meaningful to them, which helps to make significant changes, fostering personal growth and well-being, creating a rich and values-focused life. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is collaborative and non-judgmental and draws on a number of evidence-based models to best suit the needs of each client allowing them to make sense of their difficulties and adopt new ways to cope.
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Photo of Jonathan Glynn in WF1, England
Jonathan Glynn
Verified
I am a highly qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) working 1:1 in a relational, collaborative manner. CAT looks at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life). I have worked in both the private sector and NHS for 10+ years working with individuals with a range of presentations including anxiety and depression, mental disorders and individuals diagnosed with a personality disorder. I am also experienced using CBT and trained in REWIND therapy, used for treatment of phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I am a highly qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) working 1:1 in a relational, collaborative manner. CAT looks at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life). I have worked in both the private sector and NHS for 10+ years working with individuals with a range of presentations including anxiety and depression, mental disorders and individuals diagnosed with a personality disorder. I am also experienced using CBT and trained in REWIND therapy, used for treatment of phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
0113 519 0885 View 0113 519 0885
Photo of Kristian Shallcross, Counsellor in WF1, England
Kristian Shallcross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hi I’m Kristian a Counsellor based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I offer face to face counselling as well as telephone and online counselling. I aim to provide a relationship where people can explore their thoughts and feelings, helping them make sense of them. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, identity issues, abuse and loss. Sometimes people feel that something just doesn’t feel right. This might be a relationship issue or a behaviour they feel they want to change. I work with the past, present and the future, aiming to work at your pace.
Hi I’m Kristian a Counsellor based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I offer face to face counselling as well as telephone and online counselling. I aim to provide a relationship where people can explore their thoughts and feelings, helping them make sense of them. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, identity issues, abuse and loss. Sometimes people feel that something just doesn’t feel right. This might be a relationship issue or a behaviour they feel they want to change. I work with the past, present and the future, aiming to work at your pace.
0113 519 0384 View 0113 519 0384
Photo of Sanctuary Counselling, Counsellor in WF1, England
Sanctuary Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
07479 274041 View 07479 274041
Photo of Danny Ford, Psychotherapist in WF1, England
Danny Ford
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Do you feel different than other people, like nobody seems to understand you? Do you often feel like an outsider? Perhaps you have trouble standing up for yourself or speaking your truth. Do you tend to cater to other people's needs and don’t get what you need? Do people sometimes tell you that you're a loving and giving person, but you feel flawed and unlovable? Do you feel uncomfortable in social situations, fearing that people will reject you if you stand out? Do you feel depressed? Do you often feel anxious? Perhaps you often don’t know what you need or want. Are you very hard on yourself and have lots of self-critical thoughts?
Do you feel different than other people, like nobody seems to understand you? Do you often feel like an outsider? Perhaps you have trouble standing up for yourself or speaking your truth. Do you tend to cater to other people's needs and don’t get what you need? Do people sometimes tell you that you're a loving and giving person, but you feel flawed and unlovable? Do you feel uncomfortable in social situations, fearing that people will reject you if you stand out? Do you feel depressed? Do you often feel anxious? Perhaps you often don’t know what you need or want. Are you very hard on yourself and have lots of self-critical thoughts?
07715 272633 View 07715 272633
Photo of Alyson Wood Bsc (Hons), Counsellor in WF1, England
Alyson Wood Bsc (Hons)
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding the right therapist for counselling in itself can be a journey so thank you for taking the time to look through what I can offer you. I offer face to face sessions from my room in Wakefield and I can also offer telephone counselling. Please feel free to e mail me for any more information or call for an assessment.
Finding the right therapist for counselling in itself can be a journey so thank you for taking the time to look through what I can offer you. I offer face to face sessions from my room in Wakefield and I can also offer telephone counselling. Please feel free to e mail me for any more information or call for an assessment.
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Photo of Lucy Louise Robinson, Counsellor in WF1, England
Lucy Louise Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am an integrative counsellor; psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. My therapeutic practice is based largely on the relational approach, this means I place great emphasis on the relationship between you and I as it is our relationship which becomes the vehicle for your therapeutic journey. Each person is unique and I will draw on modalities that I feel will most suit you and the issues that you present to me. During our sessions I would like you to have as much autonomy as possible but I shall also give direction should you need it.
I am an integrative counsellor; psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. My therapeutic practice is based largely on the relational approach, this means I place great emphasis on the relationship between you and I as it is our relationship which becomes the vehicle for your therapeutic journey. Each person is unique and I will draw on modalities that I feel will most suit you and the issues that you present to me. During our sessions I would like you to have as much autonomy as possible but I shall also give direction should you need it.
0113 519 4505 View 0113 519 4505
Photo of Anna Settle, Psychotherapist in WF1, England
Anna Settle
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wakefield WF1  (Online Only)
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today? Do thoughts swirl around and around your head and you are unsure how to move on from them? Do you feel low, confused, anxious, upset - but you just have no idea why? If yes to these, I'm sure I can help you! Life can throw a lot of curved balls at us, and unfortunately it is not always easy to forget and move on. I am here to help you develop confidence around relationships and reflect on experiences to identify the hurdles holding us back.
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today? Do thoughts swirl around and around your head and you are unsure how to move on from them? Do you feel low, confused, anxious, upset - but you just have no idea why? If yes to these, I'm sure I can help you! Life can throw a lot of curved balls at us, and unfortunately it is not always easy to forget and move on. I am here to help you develop confidence around relationships and reflect on experiences to identify the hurdles holding us back.
01924 979866 View 01924 979866
Photo of Debbie Hair, Psychologist in WF1, England
Debbie Hair
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
Hi, I'm Debbie, a Registered Psychologist based across North Leeds and Wakefield. I have 11 years experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I offer a compassionate and caring approach within therapy and believe in order to help someone it is important we have a positive therapeutic relationship. I have worked with people who struggle with intense emotions which may have led them to experience self injurious and/or suicidal thoughts or behaviours. I aim to provide space where people can feel they can discuss issues causing them difficulty and aim to work alongside them to achieve their goals.
Hi, I'm Debbie, a Registered Psychologist based across North Leeds and Wakefield. I have 11 years experience working with people suffering with mental health difficulties. I offer a compassionate and caring approach within therapy and believe in order to help someone it is important we have a positive therapeutic relationship. I have worked with people who struggle with intense emotions which may have led them to experience self injurious and/or suicidal thoughts or behaviours. I aim to provide space where people can feel they can discuss issues causing them difficulty and aim to work alongside them to achieve their goals.
01484 627055 View 01484 627055
Photo of Becky Cooling - Holding Space Counselling, Counsellor in WF1, England
Becky Cooling - Holding Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
0113 519 0480 View 0113 519 0480
Photo of Magdalena Szczurek, Counsellor in WF1, England
Magdalena Szczurek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I offer a safe and supportive therapy in confidential settings for Adults, Teenagers and Couples where we can explore any difficulties, distress which you may be experiencing or even dissatisfaction with life. I provide emotional support to those who suffer with all types of mental and domestic health distress (depression, anxiety and stress), relationship issues, trauma, suicide, self-harm as a result have lost their self-confidence and self-worth.I also offer support and guidance for couples who struggle with everyday stress in their lives which could have negative impacts on their relationship, lack of communication and intimacy.
I offer a safe and supportive therapy in confidential settings for Adults, Teenagers and Couples where we can explore any difficulties, distress which you may be experiencing or even dissatisfaction with life. I provide emotional support to those who suffer with all types of mental and domestic health distress (depression, anxiety and stress), relationship issues, trauma, suicide, self-harm as a result have lost their self-confidence and self-worth.I also offer support and guidance for couples who struggle with everyday stress in their lives which could have negative impacts on their relationship, lack of communication and intimacy.
01924 950195 View 01924 950195
Photo of Dr Kerri Garbutt, Psychologist in WF1, England
Dr Kerri Garbutt
Psychologist
Verified
Wakefield WF1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
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Photo of Dr James Spiers, Psychologist in WF1, England
Dr James Spiers
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a chartered, HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and EMDR Therapist, qualified and trained to assess and treat a broad range of psychological problems across the lifespan. I have extensive clinical experience treating anxiety disorders and depression, and have a specialist interest in trauma, including PTSD and complex PTSD (multiple/chronic adverse events). My background also includes working with both adults and young people diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) and Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD).
I am a chartered, HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and EMDR Therapist, qualified and trained to assess and treat a broad range of psychological problems across the lifespan. I have extensive clinical experience treating anxiety disorders and depression, and have a specialist interest in trauma, including PTSD and complex PTSD (multiple/chronic adverse events). My background also includes working with both adults and young people diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) and Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD).
0113 519 1601 View 0113 519 1601
Photo of Iffat Akhtar, Counsellor in WF1, England
Iffat Akhtar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wakefield WF1  (Online Only)
I’m here to start your healing journey with you. This is your safe space, where you can explore the pain and trauma that you’ve held with you for however long. I can imagine the thought of sharing this with somebody new is daunting and maybe even scary for some .. but that’s okay. Trust the process and allow yourself to be in this journey together. For my Muslim clients, I may combine elements of an Islamic model for therapy which solidifies the therapeutic relationship.
I’m here to start your healing journey with you. This is your safe space, where you can explore the pain and trauma that you’ve held with you for however long. I can imagine the thought of sharing this with somebody new is daunting and maybe even scary for some .. but that’s okay. Trust the process and allow yourself to be in this journey together. For my Muslim clients, I may combine elements of an Islamic model for therapy which solidifies the therapeutic relationship.
01923 961228 View 01923 961228
Photo of Alison Swindin, Counsellor in WF1, England
Alison Swindin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you dealing with challenges in your life and don't know who to turn to? Do you feel unheard? Are you caring for someone and feel alone and forgotten? Maybe suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, grief or lack of direction? My compassion and support will help you to navigate these challenges and help facilitate personal growth. Offering a safe space where you can explore your feelings, gain self-awareness and develop coping strategies. Working together to understand your goals and our aim will be to improve your wellbeing., helping you to gain clarity, build resilience and improve self-esteem.
Are you dealing with challenges in your life and don't know who to turn to? Do you feel unheard? Are you caring for someone and feel alone and forgotten? Maybe suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, grief or lack of direction? My compassion and support will help you to navigate these challenges and help facilitate personal growth. Offering a safe space where you can explore your feelings, gain self-awareness and develop coping strategies. Working together to understand your goals and our aim will be to improve your wellbeing., helping you to gain clarity, build resilience and improve self-esteem.
01977 802608 View 01977 802608
Photo of Mariya Naylor, Counsellor in WF1, England
Mariya Naylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework and principles. I am also an Accredited Registrant member of the NCPS. I have been qualified for over 25 years. I offer one to one therapy with children aged 3 years upwards, young people and adults. I am an Integrative therapist but also a qualified and experienced psychodynamic practitioner. I work with younger clients through the medium of play and observational interventions. Filial therapy sessions are offered to enhance attunement between parent and child and the containment within that relationship.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework and principles. I am also an Accredited Registrant member of the NCPS. I have been qualified for over 25 years. I offer one to one therapy with children aged 3 years upwards, young people and adults. I am an Integrative therapist but also a qualified and experienced psychodynamic practitioner. I work with younger clients through the medium of play and observational interventions. Filial therapy sessions are offered to enhance attunement between parent and child and the containment within that relationship.
0113 519 1860 View 0113 519 1860
Photo of Sarah Greaves Counselling MBACP, Counsellor in WF1, England
Sarah Greaves Counselling MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I'm an extensively experienced, fully qualified BACP registered counsellor for adults and young people. I work with everyone individually, helping you to explore and make sense of your feelings, needs and relationships, and make positive changes in your life. The world can sometimes feel stressful and we can feel sad, confused, disconnected and stuck. I am an integrative therapist which means I can use different methods and techniques to help you explore your needs, uncertainties and fears. I work inclusively and respectfully, validating and accepting your individuality. I am happy to chat with you before booking a session.
I'm an extensively experienced, fully qualified BACP registered counsellor for adults and young people. I work with everyone individually, helping you to explore and make sense of your feelings, needs and relationships, and make positive changes in your life. The world can sometimes feel stressful and we can feel sad, confused, disconnected and stuck. I am an integrative therapist which means I can use different methods and techniques to help you explore your needs, uncertainties and fears. I work inclusively and respectfully, validating and accepting your individuality. I am happy to chat with you before booking a session.
01484 598525 View 01484 598525
Photo of Aspire Play Therapy, Counsellor in WF1, England
Aspire Play Therapy
Counsellor, MA, PTUK
Verified
Play Therapy can help support social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and also children who are struggling with confused and upsetting experiences. Difficulties that can be supported through Play Therapy include anger, phobias, friendships, concentration, loss and bereavement, anxiety, parental separation, trauma, sibling rivalry, hyperactivity, behavioural issues, emotional literacy and many others. Through the support of the therapist, play can help a child achieve their full potential. You can contact me to arrange a free consultation in which your child's difficulties can be discussed and therapeutic goals agreed.
Play Therapy can help support social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and also children who are struggling with confused and upsetting experiences. Difficulties that can be supported through Play Therapy include anger, phobias, friendships, concentration, loss and bereavement, anxiety, parental separation, trauma, sibling rivalry, hyperactivity, behavioural issues, emotional literacy and many others. Through the support of the therapist, play can help a child achieve their full potential. You can contact me to arrange a free consultation in which your child's difficulties can be discussed and therapeutic goals agreed.
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Photo of Jeana Hallas at Barnsley Hypnosis & Counselling, Psychotherapist in WF1, England
Jeana Hallas at Barnsley Hypnosis & Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Most clients contact us with surface negative symptoms or challenges. Every client is totally unique, therefore our truly one-off, made-to-measure approach is needed and always provided. Most clients help us to slowly identify the real current trigger(s), creating the negative presenting symptoms or challenges. Finally, our last step in helping you gain a positive, confident and happier future, is to discover your deepest root causes, which created the very first trigger(s). To put it simply, our driving force from day one is to help you quickly ensure you gain much improved: thinking, feeling and behaviour.
Most clients contact us with surface negative symptoms or challenges. Every client is totally unique, therefore our truly one-off, made-to-measure approach is needed and always provided. Most clients help us to slowly identify the real current trigger(s), creating the negative presenting symptoms or challenges. Finally, our last step in helping you gain a positive, confident and happier future, is to discover your deepest root causes, which created the very first trigger(s). To put it simply, our driving force from day one is to help you quickly ensure you gain much improved: thinking, feeling and behaviour.
01226 337420 View 01226 337420
Photo of Abigail Haywood, Counsellor in WF1, England
Abigail Haywood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am an Integrative Counsellor, this means that I can alter my way of working to better suit my client's personal needs. Working this way means that I can bring different skills and theories into session that I feel my client may benefit from rather sticking to just one counselling theory. I believe that a counselling journey needs to as unique as the person embarking on it. The aim of my counselling service is to help people work towards a brighter future, one step at a time. When working on your mental health, people think of this long scary process, what I aim to do is break this journey down into steps, keeping you in control.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, this means that I can alter my way of working to better suit my client's personal needs. Working this way means that I can bring different skills and theories into session that I feel my client may benefit from rather sticking to just one counselling theory. I believe that a counselling journey needs to as unique as the person embarking on it. The aim of my counselling service is to help people work towards a brighter future, one step at a time. When working on your mental health, people think of this long scary process, what I aim to do is break this journey down into steps, keeping you in control.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WF1

50+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in WF1 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
53% Bupa
47% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in WF1 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
10% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WF1?

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.