Counselling in Abergavenny

Photo of Bernadette Bustin, CPsychol, Psychologist
Bernadette Bustin
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
Are you fed up or despairing to find yourself in the same old cycle of addictive or compulsive behaviour yet again? I help people who are stuck in these patterns to feel hopeful, optimistic and confident about regaining control of their lives. Addictions and compulsive behaviours can begin as our way of coping. Whether that is alcohol, drugs and gambling or shopping, over-eating and pornography ........or any other repetitive behaviour - they seem to ‘steal our lives’ and still leave us with our original problem. Perhaps we don't even know why our compulsive behaviour started - we only know that we need to make a change.
Are you fed up or despairing to find yourself in the same old cycle of addictive or compulsive behaviour yet again? I help people who are stuck in these patterns to feel hopeful, optimistic and confident about regaining control of their lives. Addictions and compulsive behaviours can begin as our way of coping. Whether that is alcohol, drugs and gambling or shopping, over-eating and pornography ........or any other repetitive behaviour - they seem to ‘steal our lives’ and still leave us with our original problem. Perhaps we don't even know why our compulsive behaviour started - we only know that we need to make a change.
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Photo of undefined - Heather Murray - Counselling & Psychotherapy , MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Heather Murray - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
Have things come to a point in your life where it just feels really difficult to carry on? Do you find that you are anxious, worrying over the future, and fretting about decisions that need to be made? Do your thoughts drift repeatedly into the past, perhaps returning you to trauma or disappointment? Would you really like to be listened to with care and attention? Perhaps it is not advise that you need, just the opportunity to share what you’re going through, and find ways to feel better, more resilient and more able to cope. Perhaps you just want to feel more contented and at peace.
Have things come to a point in your life where it just feels really difficult to carry on? Do you find that you are anxious, worrying over the future, and fretting about decisions that need to be made? Do your thoughts drift repeatedly into the past, perhaps returning you to trauma or disappointment? Would you really like to be listened to with care and attention? Perhaps it is not advise that you need, just the opportunity to share what you’re going through, and find ways to feel better, more resilient and more able to cope. Perhaps you just want to feel more contented and at peace.
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Photo of Hayley Male, MBACP, Counsellor
Hayley Male
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abergavenny NP7
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
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Sarah Griffiths
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be chaotic, and messy; but we don't have to navigate its challenges alone. I believe in meeting people where they are, as they are - whatever that may look like. Exploring and embracing the unique way we all work, and the challenge of finding what we need to thrive, is at the heart of my approach. I work with a range of human beings experiencing a wide array of concerns. I work with ADHD and Autism, anxiety, self esteem, identity, relationship and communication issues - but this is by no means an exhaustive list. My interest in neurodiversity is in part driven by the discovery in adulthood that I am neurodivergent myself.
Life can be chaotic, and messy; but we don't have to navigate its challenges alone. I believe in meeting people where they are, as they are - whatever that may look like. Exploring and embracing the unique way we all work, and the challenge of finding what we need to thrive, is at the heart of my approach. I work with a range of human beings experiencing a wide array of concerns. I work with ADHD and Autism, anxiety, self esteem, identity, relationship and communication issues - but this is by no means an exhaustive list. My interest in neurodiversity is in part driven by the discovery in adulthood that I am neurodivergent myself.
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Photo of Kym Dalley, MBACP, Counsellor
Kym Dalley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
You may be currently experiencing a difficulty or loss in your life and feel stuck and unable to move forward. Or are struggling with a range of difficult emotions ? Perhaps, like many others you have had experiences that were traumatic and you are looking to find a way of working past these so that you can move on in your life. You may be feeling depressed, anxious, confused, angry or perhaps lost. We can all experience overwhelming emotions at times in our lives and seeking support can often be daunting but taking that first step is powerful; with the right support, we all have the means to negotiate life’s challenges.
You may be currently experiencing a difficulty or loss in your life and feel stuck and unable to move forward. Or are struggling with a range of difficult emotions ? Perhaps, like many others you have had experiences that were traumatic and you are looking to find a way of working past these so that you can move on in your life. You may be feeling depressed, anxious, confused, angry or perhaps lost. We can all experience overwhelming emotions at times in our lives and seeking support can often be daunting but taking that first step is powerful; with the right support, we all have the means to negotiate life’s challenges.
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Photo of undefined - Mind Monmouthshire, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Mind Monmouthshire
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abergavenny NP7
Counselling can be a scary process; our counsellors are skilled at helping you relax so you can talk about the problems you are having at the moment. We will offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore the problems you are facing and ways to help you move forward away from them. Within our team we can offer you a wide range of different counselling styles to help you get back on track as soon as possible and away from any emotional distress you have been feeling.
Counselling can be a scary process; our counsellors are skilled at helping you relax so you can talk about the problems you are having at the moment. We will offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore the problems you are facing and ways to help you move forward away from them. Within our team we can offer you a wide range of different counselling styles to help you get back on track as soon as possible and away from any emotional distress you have been feeling.
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Photo of Kim Atwell, PsychD, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Kim Atwell
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
My therapeutic approach is helpful to people experiencing emotional difficulties and looking to make changes from within. You might feel stuck and see obstacles in every direction, and feel unable to find a way forward, or you may be feeling overwhelmed and can’t find any clarity. This is where meaningful discussion with a skilled practitioner offers you a chance to spend concentrated time on yourself, which can help you gain deeper insight into the root of issues and give you greater clarity on your past and present. Short-term or open-ended sessions .
My therapeutic approach is helpful to people experiencing emotional difficulties and looking to make changes from within. You might feel stuck and see obstacles in every direction, and feel unable to find a way forward, or you may be feeling overwhelmed and can’t find any clarity. This is where meaningful discussion with a skilled practitioner offers you a chance to spend concentrated time on yourself, which can help you gain deeper insight into the root of issues and give you greater clarity on your past and present. Short-term or open-ended sessions .
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Best life therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
Waitlist for new clients
I’m Carrie, I am a level 6 qualified Pluralistic psychotherapist. I use a range of therapeutic approaches designed around your needs and wishes. Counselling is a collaborative process in which my bring expertise and experiences and you bring yours and together we can find a treatment plan that is right for you.
I’m Carrie, I am a level 6 qualified Pluralistic psychotherapist. I use a range of therapeutic approaches designed around your needs and wishes. Counselling is a collaborative process in which my bring expertise and experiences and you bring yours and together we can find a treatment plan that is right for you.
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Photo of Triona O Donnell, MBACP, Counsellor
Triona O Donnell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
A warm welcome! I work with people of all ages and with a wide range of life experiences. I am here for you with compassion, respect, and honesty.
A warm welcome! I work with people of all ages and with a wide range of life experiences. I am here for you with compassion, respect, and honesty.
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Photo of undefined - Melissa Steyn, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Melissa Steyn
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7  (Online Only)
I work from a Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training. Moreover, I work holistically thus exploring the mind-body connection; alongside helping clients to gain a better understanding of the automatic nervous system (ANS) and more importantly to learn how to regulate their nervous system.
I work from a Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training. Moreover, I work holistically thus exploring the mind-body connection; alongside helping clients to gain a better understanding of the automatic nervous system (ANS) and more importantly to learn how to regulate their nervous system.
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Photo of Ruth Scourfield, MBACP, Counsellor
Ruth Scourfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
Are you suffering alone and in silence? Is your anxiety and depression confusing you and you just don't know where to start? You need a space to get away from your everyday life where someone will hear you and not judge you. Together we can make sense of what is happening and gain a new perspective for you to start making positive changes in your life.
Are you suffering alone and in silence? Is your anxiety and depression confusing you and you just don't know where to start? You need a space to get away from your everyday life where someone will hear you and not judge you. Together we can make sense of what is happening and gain a new perspective for you to start making positive changes in your life.
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Photo of Gabi Michell, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Gabi Michell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
I believe that counselling in a warm , empathic therapeutic relationship can facilitate a deeper understanding of the problems and difficulties you are experiencing. I see my role as one of creating a safe, empathic and non judgemental space where we can explore what has been troubling you and together develop some new awareness and coping strategies to enable you to lead a more fulfilling and balanced life in the present.
I believe that counselling in a warm , empathic therapeutic relationship can facilitate a deeper understanding of the problems and difficulties you are experiencing. I see my role as one of creating a safe, empathic and non judgemental space where we can explore what has been troubling you and together develop some new awareness and coping strategies to enable you to lead a more fulfilling and balanced life in the present.
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Photo of Dr Jenny Nam, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Jenny Nam
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
I view seeing a psychologist for ones’ mental well being in the same way as having a personal trainer for physical fitness. It makes good health sense. How many sessions and how often depends on the issue and what works best for you. If you have difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, complex trauma, PTSD, OCD, stress or just want to learn more about yourself, I’m here to help. As a psychologist, I’m able to help increase our understanding of ourselves and how any issues have come about and developed in the first place. This understanding can offer much relief in itself but also help to guide the treatment.
I view seeing a psychologist for ones’ mental well being in the same way as having a personal trainer for physical fitness. It makes good health sense. How many sessions and how often depends on the issue and what works best for you. If you have difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, complex trauma, PTSD, OCD, stress or just want to learn more about yourself, I’m here to help. As a psychologist, I’m able to help increase our understanding of ourselves and how any issues have come about and developed in the first place. This understanding can offer much relief in itself but also help to guide the treatment.
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Photo of Lou Padian, MBACP, Counsellor
Lou Padian
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
Hello, my name is Lou and I am passionate about helping people find themselves again. If you are going through a difficult time, don't be alone, we can face whatever you are struggling with together. I listen with an empathic approach offering reflection and support when needed. I understand how challenging life can become and will support you in finding the power to achieve a more satisfying life. I believe everyone deserves to explore their feelings in a safe space feeling heard, understood and respected because I think each individual has their own answers. Enquiring about therapy is the first step to recovery.
Hello, my name is Lou and I am passionate about helping people find themselves again. If you are going through a difficult time, don't be alone, we can face whatever you are struggling with together. I listen with an empathic approach offering reflection and support when needed. I understand how challenging life can become and will support you in finding the power to achieve a more satisfying life. I believe everyone deserves to explore their feelings in a safe space feeling heard, understood and respected because I think each individual has their own answers. Enquiring about therapy is the first step to recovery.
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Photo of Dr Lisa Garvin, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Lisa Garvin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Abergavenny NP7  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you at point in your life where you know something needs to change, but don’t know how to navigate this path? Then you’ve come to the right place. Many times in our lives we can encounter difficulties that impact us deeply, stop us in our tracks and affect our mood, sleep and wellness. Sometimes these feelings can run deeper and remind us of difficulties during our early years. It can feel like we are carrying the cumulative burden of many different stressors and feel trapped. What ever the feeling- there is always a why and talking in a safe, warm and emphatic space can really help to make sense of things.
Are you at point in your life where you know something needs to change, but don’t know how to navigate this path? Then you’ve come to the right place. Many times in our lives we can encounter difficulties that impact us deeply, stop us in our tracks and affect our mood, sleep and wellness. Sometimes these feelings can run deeper and remind us of difficulties during our early years. It can feel like we are carrying the cumulative burden of many different stressors and feel trapped. What ever the feeling- there is always a why and talking in a safe, warm and emphatic space can really help to make sense of things.
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Photo of Helen Bryden, MBACP, Counsellor
Helen Bryden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
I'm a BACP registered counsellor and integrative psychotherapist based in Monmouth, South Wales. I provide a safe and relaxed atmosphere where whatever worries or problems you may have can be explored. As well as addressing specific issues that are concerning you, regular sessions with me can help you gain clarity around confusing patterns in your life, a greater understanding of what triggers strong emotion in you and a new-found sense of freedom and choice around how you would like your life to be.
I'm a BACP registered counsellor and integrative psychotherapist based in Monmouth, South Wales. I provide a safe and relaxed atmosphere where whatever worries or problems you may have can be explored. As well as addressing specific issues that are concerning you, regular sessions with me can help you gain clarity around confusing patterns in your life, a greater understanding of what triggers strong emotion in you and a new-found sense of freedom and choice around how you would like your life to be.
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Photo of Clive Oxford, SNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Clive Oxford
Psychotherapist, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
An Independent Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I provide in person individual and couples Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Practitioner Supervision in Hereford. I also facilitate Personal Development and Advanced Training for practitioners. My practice room is 15 mins from central Hereford. With over 30 years experience, my approach can now only be described as eclectic and thus very much 'tailored' to the individuals, couples and groups I work with. My clients say they find me insightful, intuitive, humourous, pragmatic and down-to-earth. More information on my website - www.cliveoxford.co.uk
An Independent Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I provide in person individual and couples Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Practitioner Supervision in Hereford. I also facilitate Personal Development and Advanced Training for practitioners. My practice room is 15 mins from central Hereford. With over 30 years experience, my approach can now only be described as eclectic and thus very much 'tailored' to the individuals, couples and groups I work with. My clients say they find me insightful, intuitive, humourous, pragmatic and down-to-earth. More information on my website - www.cliveoxford.co.uk
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Photo of Coralie Burchell, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Coralie Burchell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abergavenny NP7
Are you struggling with painful traumatic memories, overwhelming feelings and reactions, unexplained body pains? Do you feel on edge, low and unmotivated, not good enough, as though you are misunderstood? Do you struggle with relationships, friendships, parenting? Find yourself spending money, eating, blanking out? I want to help you. I specialise in trauma healing and recovery. I work with clients experiencing a range of difficulties such as abuse (sexual, emotional etc), trauma, parenthood, birth trauma, breastfeeding grief, difficult childhood, anxiety, self-harm etc
Are you struggling with painful traumatic memories, overwhelming feelings and reactions, unexplained body pains? Do you feel on edge, low and unmotivated, not good enough, as though you are misunderstood? Do you struggle with relationships, friendships, parenting? Find yourself spending money, eating, blanking out? I want to help you. I specialise in trauma healing and recovery. I work with clients experiencing a range of difficulties such as abuse (sexual, emotional etc), trauma, parenthood, birth trauma, breastfeeding grief, difficult childhood, anxiety, self-harm etc
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Andrew Phillips
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Abergavenny NP7
I work with adults in person at my practice in Newport. What brings someone to therapy is often a desire for change and growth. This could be in relation to how you experience yourself; addressing emotional, mental, or behavioural concerns that have recently arisen, or been present for some time. You might have a sense that something in your life needs to shift, but are uncertain about exactly what that is, or how to go about living differently. The work I offer will interest those who are seeking depth in psychotherapy that emphasises an explorative and creative approach, whilst also remaining purposeful and pragmatic.
I work with adults in person at my practice in Newport. What brings someone to therapy is often a desire for change and growth. This could be in relation to how you experience yourself; addressing emotional, mental, or behavioural concerns that have recently arisen, or been present for some time. You might have a sense that something in your life needs to shift, but are uncertain about exactly what that is, or how to go about living differently. The work I offer will interest those who are seeking depth in psychotherapy that emphasises an explorative and creative approach, whilst also remaining purposeful and pragmatic.
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Tammy Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Tam. Firstly, I would like to say well done on finding the courage, and starting the process in searching and asking for help, this can at times be the most difficult part. The foundations of my work are built on the Person-Centred Approach and I aim to work and walk alongside you as we explore your problems, distresses or difficult situations you are experiencing. We will work together, to gain a better understanding of the difficulties that can present themselves regarding trauma and loss, self-identity, low self-esteem, anxiety, and making sense of the purpose of life ahead.
Hi I'm Tam. Firstly, I would like to say well done on finding the courage, and starting the process in searching and asking for help, this can at times be the most difficult part. The foundations of my work are built on the Person-Centred Approach and I aim to work and walk alongside you as we explore your problems, distresses or difficult situations you are experiencing. We will work together, to gain a better understanding of the difficulties that can present themselves regarding trauma and loss, self-identity, low self-esteem, anxiety, and making sense of the purpose of life ahead.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Abergavenny

10+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in Abergavenny who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
79% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues
63% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD
63% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% WPA
40% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
40% Aviva

How Counsellors in Abergavenny see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Abergavenny?

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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.