Counselling in Bridgend

Photo of Sue Mort Counselling and Hypnotherapy, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Sue Mort Counselling and Hypnotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32  (Online Only)
Struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood or low self esteem/self woth? ? Life feeling a bit overwhelming? Stubborn habits that just won't shift? Or are you sadly bereaved, or challenged by emotions that are super tough to deal with? Well if you are ready to feel calm, to gain clarity, to find balance, to finally make 'that' change and flourish, or to learn how to be at peace with what is, I'd really love to hear from you. (Short and longer term work undertaken).
Struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood or low self esteem/self woth? ? Life feeling a bit overwhelming? Stubborn habits that just won't shift? Or are you sadly bereaved, or challenged by emotions that are super tough to deal with? Well if you are ready to feel calm, to gain clarity, to find balance, to finally make 'that' change and flourish, or to learn how to be at peace with what is, I'd really love to hear from you. (Short and longer term work undertaken).
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Photo of Christopher Evans, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Christopher Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgend CF32
My experience working with adult, elderly, and mental health clientele has given me a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing professional care for others. I currently use humanistic psychology and counselling techniques, and I hold these beliefs. I’ve developed skills in performing risk assessments, clinical evaluations, creating care plans, and conducting reviews. I think I’ve built a solid foundation as a compassionate and helpful counsellor who significantly improves people’s lives.
My experience working with adult, elderly, and mental health clientele has given me a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing professional care for others. I currently use humanistic psychology and counselling techniques, and I hold these beliefs. I’ve developed skills in performing risk assessments, clinical evaluations, creating care plans, and conducting reviews. I think I’ve built a solid foundation as a compassionate and helpful counsellor who significantly improves people’s lives.
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Photo of Shaun Sincock, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Shaun Sincock
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
Need some space? Feeling confused, anxious or stressed? I work with people from different backgrounds who need some time for themselves to reset and refocus. Life can often throw problems our way, counselling can help make sense of what's happening and allow you to move forward positively. I strive to help people achieve their goals, improve their quality of life. Providing a space where you can be heard and respected. I offer a flexible approach to appointments and a relaxed confidential space for sessions.
Need some space? Feeling confused, anxious or stressed? I work with people from different backgrounds who need some time for themselves to reset and refocus. Life can often throw problems our way, counselling can help make sense of what's happening and allow you to move forward positively. I strive to help people achieve their goals, improve their quality of life. Providing a space where you can be heard and respected. I offer a flexible approach to appointments and a relaxed confidential space for sessions.
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Photo of EW Psychology, Psychologist in Bridgend, Wales
EW Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
I have had a diverse and multifaceted career, starting in education and psychology, proceeding with social work, therapy, and reached my goal and I am now a chartered counselling psychologist. What attracted me to a career in counselling psychology is it value basis. This embraces everyone’s uniqueness as individuals and different aspects of identity and therefore I tailor interventions to each person’s uniqueness. I target a range of problems which are highlighted in my therapeutic intervention’s pages, my areas of speciality are: trauma and neurodiversity.
I have had a diverse and multifaceted career, starting in education and psychology, proceeding with social work, therapy, and reached my goal and I am now a chartered counselling psychologist. What attracted me to a career in counselling psychology is it value basis. This embraces everyone’s uniqueness as individuals and different aspects of identity and therefore I tailor interventions to each person’s uniqueness. I target a range of problems which are highlighted in my therapeutic intervention’s pages, my areas of speciality are: trauma and neurodiversity.
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Photo of Karen Prescod - KarenCounselling, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Karen Prescod - KarenCounselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF35
Do you need a safe confidential place to speak openly, with someone neutral and non-judgemental? You may be looking to make some changes, or have a dilemma to talk through. Maybe you've lost a loved one or pet, feel isolated or stressed, or have a problem that's preventing you from moving forward. I work to understand things from your viewpoint, and to build a trusting therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable enough to be yourself. I listen, understand, accept, and believe, and appreciate that talking about feelings is difficult. Being interactive means that you'll get much more than 'hmms' and 'uh-huhs' from me.
Do you need a safe confidential place to speak openly, with someone neutral and non-judgemental? You may be looking to make some changes, or have a dilemma to talk through. Maybe you've lost a loved one or pet, feel isolated or stressed, or have a problem that's preventing you from moving forward. I work to understand things from your viewpoint, and to build a trusting therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable enough to be yourself. I listen, understand, accept, and believe, and appreciate that talking about feelings is difficult. Being interactive means that you'll get much more than 'hmms' and 'uh-huhs' from me.
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Photo of Carolyn J Powell, Psychotherapist in Bridgend, Wales
Carolyn J Powell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
At a time of great anxiety, relationships have come under great pressure, I hope my specialist skill set will help you as an individual or maybe ,together with your partner, to find a way forward. Sometimes you need someone outside your family & friends to listen & offer support with no other agenda. I am highly trained & have been working as a therapist & trainer for many years and am happy to offer my experience & insights to help you try to resolve your difficulties. I aim to offer a caring & supportive environment so that you don't feel alone with your issues. NB ALL SESSIONS ON -LINE
At a time of great anxiety, relationships have come under great pressure, I hope my specialist skill set will help you as an individual or maybe ,together with your partner, to find a way forward. Sometimes you need someone outside your family & friends to listen & offer support with no other agenda. I am highly trained & have been working as a therapist & trainer for many years and am happy to offer my experience & insights to help you try to resolve your difficulties. I aim to offer a caring & supportive environment so that you don't feel alone with your issues. NB ALL SESSIONS ON -LINE
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Photo of Julian Walters, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Julian Walters
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF33
I am currently Principal at South Wales College of Clinical Hypnosis and have appeared in Hello Magazine Online helping thousands of people to rediscover their life to be the person they want to be. I specialise in releasing Anxiety , Addictions and Obesity and offer face to face or online with the strictest confidence so get in touch if you are fed up with having to settle for the life you are currently experiencing and we can release you to move forwards
I am currently Principal at South Wales College of Clinical Hypnosis and have appeared in Hello Magazine Online helping thousands of people to rediscover their life to be the person they want to be. I specialise in releasing Anxiety , Addictions and Obesity and offer face to face or online with the strictest confidence so get in touch if you are fed up with having to settle for the life you are currently experiencing and we can release you to move forwards
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Photo of Beth Lowden, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Beth Lowden
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgend CF32
I’m a devoted and caring counsellor with a profound passion for aiding you find the way through life's challenges. I acknowledge we are all unique so I alter the models and tools used to appropriately meet your needs and work at your own pace.
I’m a devoted and caring counsellor with a profound passion for aiding you find the way through life's challenges. I acknowledge we are all unique so I alter the models and tools used to appropriately meet your needs and work at your own pace.
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Photo of Paul Anthony Doster, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Paul Anthony Doster
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF35
Are you feeling uncertain and fearful about the future? Do you feel stuck? Anxious?Angry? Hopeless? Depressed? Are you unable to sleep at night? Are you coping in ways that are harming you, your mind, your body, your family, your future or your finances? These coping methods can often be driven by negative emotions and toxic thinking patterns.I listen without judgement, in complete confidence and safety. I use an integrative, person centred approach, utilising wisdom from a number of schools of psychotherapy and counselling, including transactional analysis,brief solution focused, psychodynamic and behavioural ideas including DBT.
Are you feeling uncertain and fearful about the future? Do you feel stuck? Anxious?Angry? Hopeless? Depressed? Are you unable to sleep at night? Are you coping in ways that are harming you, your mind, your body, your family, your future or your finances? These coping methods can often be driven by negative emotions and toxic thinking patterns.I listen without judgement, in complete confidence and safety. I use an integrative, person centred approach, utilising wisdom from a number of schools of psychotherapy and counselling, including transactional analysis,brief solution focused, psychodynamic and behavioural ideas including DBT.
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Photo of Gareth Dix, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Gareth Dix
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31  (Online Only)
Please note: I offer online sessions only. I have been a Counsellor for 10 years working in diverse settings including schools, colleges, universities, NHS & with young offenders. I'm qualified as an Integrative Counsellor meaning I can use different methods of therapy depending on the client’s individual needs. This is underpinned by my strong Person-Centred approach that results in my appointments being dynamic in nature because everyone is unique with their own problems & worries. I am unapologetically geeky with interests including AI art, music, video games, memorabilia, science fiction & anything related to Marvel & DC.
Please note: I offer online sessions only. I have been a Counsellor for 10 years working in diverse settings including schools, colleges, universities, NHS & with young offenders. I'm qualified as an Integrative Counsellor meaning I can use different methods of therapy depending on the client’s individual needs. This is underpinned by my strong Person-Centred approach that results in my appointments being dynamic in nature because everyone is unique with their own problems & worries. I am unapologetically geeky with interests including AI art, music, video games, memorabilia, science fiction & anything related to Marvel & DC.
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Photo of Helen Watkins, Psychologist in Bridgend, Wales
Helen Watkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
Not accepting new clients
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and have worked in the NHS since 1995. I currently work in both the NHS and in private practice and have experience of working with a wide range of issues that may be affecting an individual's psychological wellbeing. I have trained in a number of different therapies and work with clients to find the approach that best suits their needs. I appreciate that starting therapy can feel very daunting and I therefore offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have and discuss whether attending appointments with myself may be of benefit to you.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and have worked in the NHS since 1995. I currently work in both the NHS and in private practice and have experience of working with a wide range of issues that may be affecting an individual's psychological wellbeing. I have trained in a number of different therapies and work with clients to find the approach that best suits their needs. I appreciate that starting therapy can feel very daunting and I therefore offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have and discuss whether attending appointments with myself may be of benefit to you.
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Photo of Lisa Margaret Gilchrist, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Lisa Margaret Gilchrist
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
Hi, I'm an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, having had my own practice since 1999. I work with individuals, couples, children, young people and families. I specialise in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), providing sessions in a warm, non-judgemental and solution focussed environment. Please don't worry about taking the step to get you to where you want to be, I'll work with you, at your own pace and together we'll find a solution to how you are feeling.
Hi, I'm an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, having had my own practice since 1999. I work with individuals, couples, children, young people and families. I specialise in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), providing sessions in a warm, non-judgemental and solution focussed environment. Please don't worry about taking the step to get you to where you want to be, I'll work with you, at your own pace and together we'll find a solution to how you are feeling.
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Photo of Peggy Sweeney Bsc(Hons) Pgdip, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Peggy Sweeney Bsc(Hons) Pgdip
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
Emotional well being is something we can often take for granted, and more often than not we do not take time to attend to our emotional well being until we begin to struggle to maintain a balance. You may just need some space to reflect safely and without judgement. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression. Maybe you just don’t feel able to share your worries and concerns with those around you? Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and would like to explore why, or you have feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.
Emotional well being is something we can often take for granted, and more often than not we do not take time to attend to our emotional well being until we begin to struggle to maintain a balance. You may just need some space to reflect safely and without judgement. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression. Maybe you just don’t feel able to share your worries and concerns with those around you? Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and would like to explore why, or you have feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.
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Photo of Calm Waters Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Bridgend, Wales
Calm Waters Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF35
My ideal client is someone who has decided that they need help with their particular issues. They have been struggling with these for some time and now have decided that they are prepared to engage with me and overcome or come to terms with their issues.
My ideal client is someone who has decided that they need help with their particular issues. They have been struggling with these for some time and now have decided that they are prepared to engage with me and overcome or come to terms with their issues.
01656 334562 View 01656 334562
Photo of Clear Mind Counselling Therapy, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Clear Mind Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor offering a confidential and affordable counselling service to individuals, who does not offer advice or tell you what to do but enables a time and space for you to gather your thoughts and gain a greater insight/awareness of yourself leading to change or acceptance of your situation.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor offering a confidential and affordable counselling service to individuals, who does not offer advice or tell you what to do but enables a time and space for you to gather your thoughts and gain a greater insight/awareness of yourself leading to change or acceptance of your situation.
01202 286905 View 01202 286905
Photo of Gerwyn Huw Jones, Psychotherapist in Bridgend, Wales
Gerwyn Huw Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF33
If your feeling depressed, get anxious in day to day situations, when meeting new people, or worry all the time about general issues, or your health, I’m here to help. I’m also able to support you with trauma related issues, particularly if you are a veteran. I have a proven record of helping clients with a wide range of anxiety issues including Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Depression, and phobias. I have also supported clients with adjustment issues associated with chronic illness, cancer and terminal illness.
If your feeling depressed, get anxious in day to day situations, when meeting new people, or worry all the time about general issues, or your health, I’m here to help. I’m also able to support you with trauma related issues, particularly if you are a veteran. I have a proven record of helping clients with a wide range of anxiety issues including Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Depression, and phobias. I have also supported clients with adjustment issues associated with chronic illness, cancer and terminal illness.
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Photo of Helen Rees-Morgan, Counsellor in Bridgend, Wales
Helen Rees-Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
I am an integrative counsellor with 16 years experience. I combine extensive knowledge from different theories and approaches to tailor the client experience to their needs. I work with the client to identify the issues they would like to work on and the timescale in which they would like to do this, whether it be short term or longer work. I work with all ages and an extensive list of issues, some common issues I work with are Autism and ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, stress, family issues, LGBTQ+ issues and Children and young people. Please contact me for a consultation to see if suitable.
I am an integrative counsellor with 16 years experience. I combine extensive knowledge from different theories and approaches to tailor the client experience to their needs. I work with the client to identify the issues they would like to work on and the timescale in which they would like to do this, whether it be short term or longer work. I work with all ages and an extensive list of issues, some common issues I work with are Autism and ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, stress, family issues, LGBTQ+ issues and Children and young people. Please contact me for a consultation to see if suitable.
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Photo of Danielle Joan, Psychotherapist in Bridgend, Wales
Danielle Joan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
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Photo of Dr Paula Riella, Psychologist in Bridgend, Wales
Dr Paula Riella
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF35  (Online Only)
I am a chartered psychologist with 26 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, EMDR, compassion focused therapy, relational and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
I am a chartered psychologist with 26 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, EMDR, compassion focused therapy, relational and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
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Photo of Dr Gareth Davies, Psychologist in Bridgend, Wales
Dr Gareth Davies
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgend CF31
Hi there and welcome. If you’re here then it’s likely something in life isn’t working as well as you’d like it to. Whatever the main issue is, therapy is an investment and choosing the right therapist is a big decision. I’ve worked across many settings but my main focus is adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties relating to grief, loss, shame, blame or self-criticism. I take a very holistic approach, so physical health and wellbeing, sleep and quality of life are areas of expertise I will be happy to focus on. Whether you feel grief about your past, scared of the future, or anything in between, I’d love to help.
Hi there and welcome. If you’re here then it’s likely something in life isn’t working as well as you’d like it to. Whatever the main issue is, therapy is an investment and choosing the right therapist is a big decision. I’ve worked across many settings but my main focus is adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties relating to grief, loss, shame, blame or self-criticism. I take a very holistic approach, so physical health and wellbeing, sleep and quality of life are areas of expertise I will be happy to focus on. Whether you feel grief about your past, scared of the future, or anything in between, I’d love to help.
029 2271 4421 View 029 2271 4421

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bridgend

30+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Bridgend who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Bupa
45% AXA PPP
36% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Bridgend see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

63% Female
37% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bridgend?

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.