Counselling in WS13

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Cura Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
We have availability in our expert team now for child/family and adult therapy. We recognise that reaching out for help can be a big step. I run Cura Psychology, Lichfield's most established independent clinical psychology, therapy and counselling practice. We are a bespoke team of highly skilled and experienced mental health professionals offering CBT, ACT, trauma treatments, DDP, theraplay, music therapy/art therapy and creative therapies and parenting advice as well as assessments for ADHD and ASD screening; delivered within a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship in our beautiful suite. would love to hear from you!
We have availability in our expert team now for child/family and adult therapy. We recognise that reaching out for help can be a big step. I run Cura Psychology, Lichfield's most established independent clinical psychology, therapy and counselling practice. We are a bespoke team of highly skilled and experienced mental health professionals offering CBT, ACT, trauma treatments, DDP, theraplay, music therapy/art therapy and creative therapies and parenting advice as well as assessments for ADHD and ASD screening; delivered within a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship in our beautiful suite. would love to hear from you!
0121 817 7058 View 0121 817 7058
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Lisa Guilfoyle Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work with anyone 16+ and offer a confidential, non-judgemental approach to help you work through and process any issues you might want support with. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression & loss (including traumatic bereavement). I have extensive personal and working experience of Autism and ADHD. As a specialist fertility and perinatal counsellor. I can help you work through the difficult emotions infertility can bring, inc if you are considering fertility treatment, or are going through or are ending treatment. I am experienced in working with perinatal issues, inc pregnancy loss at any stage of pregnancy.
I work with anyone 16+ and offer a confidential, non-judgemental approach to help you work through and process any issues you might want support with. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression & loss (including traumatic bereavement). I have extensive personal and working experience of Autism and ADHD. As a specialist fertility and perinatal counsellor. I can help you work through the difficult emotions infertility can bring, inc if you are considering fertility treatment, or are going through or are ending treatment. I am experienced in working with perinatal issues, inc pregnancy loss at any stage of pregnancy.
01283 387264 View 01283 387264
Photo of Dr Laura Draycott, Psychologist in WS13, England
Dr Laura Draycott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties, and I offer an individually tailored treatment plan. I have experience working with depression and low mood, relationship difficulties, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, OCD, eating related difficulties, chronic pain, and low self-esteem. Some individuals also seek support for emotional difficulties arising from past/traumatic experiences, life transitions, being a victim of crime or abuse, difficulties at work, difficulties arising from health problems or being involved in an accident or crime.
I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties, and I offer an individually tailored treatment plan. I have experience working with depression and low mood, relationship difficulties, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, OCD, eating related difficulties, chronic pain, and low self-esteem. Some individuals also seek support for emotional difficulties arising from past/traumatic experiences, life transitions, being a victim of crime or abuse, difficulties at work, difficulties arising from health problems or being involved in an accident or crime.
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Ellen Bird
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
My name is Ellen. I love my job. I work hard to ensure you will receive the highest possible service from me, and to ensure you feel supported and safe throughout the time we spend together. I am a qualified Counsellor working in the Lichfield area (face to face) and with clients across the UK (online). Talking to me will give you the opportunity to have an open and honest conversation with me about whatever is troubling you. Working at your pace, we can talk things through and explore how to make the changes you want to see in your life. I won't judge you and I won't offer advice.
My name is Ellen. I love my job. I work hard to ensure you will receive the highest possible service from me, and to ensure you feel supported and safe throughout the time we spend together. I am a qualified Counsellor working in the Lichfield area (face to face) and with clients across the UK (online). Talking to me will give you the opportunity to have an open and honest conversation with me about whatever is troubling you. Working at your pace, we can talk things through and explore how to make the changes you want to see in your life. I won't judge you and I won't offer advice.
01283 244235 View 01283 244235
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Loran Yates
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
My primary aim is to encourage and support you to make the positive changes you are seeking. I understand that life throws us curve balls which may be challenging, and it may be tricky to balance all of these on your own and so I provide you with an understanding, warm, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. 
My primary aim is to encourage and support you to make the positive changes you are seeking. I understand that life throws us curve balls which may be challenging, and it may be tricky to balance all of these on your own and so I provide you with an understanding, warm, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. 
07480 788176 View 07480 788176
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Kimberley Hackett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lichfield WS13  (Online Only)
Life can involve upsetting, stressful, or traumatic events that can impact us in so many ways. You may have anxiety and depression, struggle with low self esteem or have suicidal/intrusive thoughts. You may have problems controlling anger, or struggle with neurodiversity in a neurotypical world. Maybe your thoughts or feelings are impacting relationships around you, or vice versa. Whatever the circumstance, I can help you understand yourself and others in a safe and non-judgmental space, for new or long term troubles. I also offer coping techniques to reduce intensity/frequency of negative thoughts, images, and physical sensations
Life can involve upsetting, stressful, or traumatic events that can impact us in so many ways. You may have anxiety and depression, struggle with low self esteem or have suicidal/intrusive thoughts. You may have problems controlling anger, or struggle with neurodiversity in a neurotypical world. Maybe your thoughts or feelings are impacting relationships around you, or vice versa. Whatever the circumstance, I can help you understand yourself and others in a safe and non-judgmental space, for new or long term troubles. I also offer coping techniques to reduce intensity/frequency of negative thoughts, images, and physical sensations
01922 927074 View 01922 927074
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Windmill Health Care
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Do people tell you that you are sensitive? Do you have low self-esteem, anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with the unexpected amount of emotions after having a baby? Together we will empower you to feel more confident I am a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) qualified therapist, with a M.A in Integrative therapy, including Attachment theory, Compassion Focussed therapy.
Do people tell you that you are sensitive? Do you have low self-esteem, anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with the unexpected amount of emotions after having a baby? Together we will empower you to feel more confident I am a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) qualified therapist, with a M.A in Integrative therapy, including Attachment theory, Compassion Focussed therapy.
01889 227562 View 01889 227562
Photo of Sarah Hopton, Psychotherapist in WS13, England
Sarah Hopton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
As an integrative therapist, I am relational in my approach, this style places great emphasis on the relationship between the client and the therapist. I believe the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe and secure so you feel able to share your story and experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a narcissist; step-parenting; addiction and PTSD.
As an integrative therapist, I am relational in my approach, this style places great emphasis on the relationship between the client and the therapist. I believe the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe and secure so you feel able to share your story and experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a narcissist; step-parenting; addiction and PTSD.
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Gavin Crisp
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I’m Gav and I’m an accredited Psychological Therapist based in Birmingham. I have 15 years of experience supporting & empowering people to improve their mental health and transform their lives. Ultimately my passion and drive is to support people to rediscover happiness, connection and fulfilment and I can support you to achieve this by a tailored approach to meet your individual needs. I work on the premise of self-development and growth, utilising a combination of evidence-based therapies and tools to help you move forward, feel confident and succeed in every area of your life.
Hi, I’m Gav and I’m an accredited Psychological Therapist based in Birmingham. I have 15 years of experience supporting & empowering people to improve their mental health and transform their lives. Ultimately my passion and drive is to support people to rediscover happiness, connection and fulfilment and I can support you to achieve this by a tailored approach to meet your individual needs. I work on the premise of self-development and growth, utilising a combination of evidence-based therapies and tools to help you move forward, feel confident and succeed in every area of your life.
0121 227 9899 View 0121 227 9899
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OutdoorCure
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Have you experienced a life-changing event or illness? Are you looking for coaching to help you get ‘back on track’? If so, I will work with you, blending psychological strategies with the benefits of the great outdoors. As a specialist in providing therapy outdoors, I offer walk-and-talk sessions as an alternative to the traditional indoor approach. Many clients find it easier to open up and discuss difficult subjects in the outdoors as we walk side by side. I use a number of different psychological therapies to offer a tailored service to meet your individual needs.
Have you experienced a life-changing event or illness? Are you looking for coaching to help you get ‘back on track’? If so, I will work with you, blending psychological strategies with the benefits of the great outdoors. As a specialist in providing therapy outdoors, I offer walk-and-talk sessions as an alternative to the traditional indoor approach. Many clients find it easier to open up and discuss difficult subjects in the outdoors as we walk side by side. I use a number of different psychological therapies to offer a tailored service to meet your individual needs.
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Karen Lynda Rhodes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced counsellor based in Tamworth and Central Birmingham and I can help you with a wide range of issues. You are a unique individual and my practice will reflect that. We will work to understand how you came to be in this dark place. Our relationship of trust allows you to feel safe and supported and not judged as you explore your history and your goals for therapy. Together we can make changes that help you to move forward to a happier future, together we will find a way through the difficulties that works for you. Whatever your situation, talking to a qualified counsellor is proven to help.
I am an experienced counsellor based in Tamworth and Central Birmingham and I can help you with a wide range of issues. You are a unique individual and my practice will reflect that. We will work to understand how you came to be in this dark place. Our relationship of trust allows you to feel safe and supported and not judged as you explore your history and your goals for therapy. Together we can make changes that help you to move forward to a happier future, together we will find a way through the difficulties that works for you. Whatever your situation, talking to a qualified counsellor is proven to help.
0121 726 4748 View 0121 726 4748
Photo of Alan James Naughton, Psychotherapist in WS13, England
Alan James Naughton
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life is not straightforward and sometimes overwhelming. Often we know what our difficulties are, sometimes we don't. I offer a friendly, supportive environment in which to talk about what matters most to you, and find ways to move forward. I am a psychotherapist working for Prohealth UK (www.prohealthuk.org) and privately. I have worked in varied settings, providing psychotherapy services for NHS patients, Staffordshire Fire & Police Service, Staffordshire County Council, East Staffs Borough Council, Salford Hospital and local charity.
Life is not straightforward and sometimes overwhelming. Often we know what our difficulties are, sometimes we don't. I offer a friendly, supportive environment in which to talk about what matters most to you, and find ways to move forward. I am a psychotherapist working for Prohealth UK (www.prohealthuk.org) and privately. I have worked in varied settings, providing psychotherapy services for NHS patients, Staffordshire Fire & Police Service, Staffordshire County Council, East Staffs Borough Council, Salford Hospital and local charity.
01543 399608 View 01543 399608
Photo of Samantha Bagshaw, Psychotherapist in WS13, England
Samantha Bagshaw
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
If you're feeling lost in life, unmotivated, confused, stuck, hurt or anything else that holds you back from living a happier, more contented, productive life then therapy may well be for you. If you're ready for change and committed to putting in the work to help me to help you, then let's work together. I enjoy my work immensely and feel it so important that every one of my clients feel heard, respected and valued. I have a relaxed yet professional approach, am open minded, caring and empathetic as well as spiritual. I have many years of experience behind me whilst still being young enough to relate to the younger client.
If you're feeling lost in life, unmotivated, confused, stuck, hurt or anything else that holds you back from living a happier, more contented, productive life then therapy may well be for you. If you're ready for change and committed to putting in the work to help me to help you, then let's work together. I enjoy my work immensely and feel it so important that every one of my clients feel heard, respected and valued. I have a relaxed yet professional approach, am open minded, caring and empathetic as well as spiritual. I have many years of experience behind me whilst still being young enough to relate to the younger client.
0121 661 5489 View 0121 661 5489
Photo of Ruth Proud, Psychotherapist in WS13, England
Ruth Proud
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
As an accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties with their relationships, sexual function, sexuality and gender. I consider a client’s relationship or sexual problems in terms of their individual, cultural and societal identity. My aim is to work therapeutically with clients in achieving relationship, personal and sexual wellbeing whatever that may look like.
As an accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties with their relationships, sexual function, sexuality and gender. I consider a client’s relationship or sexual problems in terms of their individual, cultural and societal identity. My aim is to work therapeutically with clients in achieving relationship, personal and sexual wellbeing whatever that may look like.
01543 396887 View 01543 396887
Photo of Robert Paczkowski, Counsellor in WS13, England
Robert Paczkowski
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I understand that the decision to enter counselling is not easy but sometimes we need to help ourselves, speak with someone and find a way to improve our quality of life. I believe that counselling is often the most effective way for you to solve problems or issues in your life. I am a fully qualified Person Centered Counsellor and I believe we are all human beings of equal value. We all deserve somebody who will hear us and understand what that means on our deepest level, and who will accept us without judgement
I understand that the decision to enter counselling is not easy but sometimes we need to help ourselves, speak with someone and find a way to improve our quality of life. I believe that counselling is often the most effective way for you to solve problems or issues in your life. I am a fully qualified Person Centered Counsellor and I believe we are all human beings of equal value. We all deserve somebody who will hear us and understand what that means on our deepest level, and who will accept us without judgement
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Photo of Dr Suzanne Roberts, Psychotherapist in WS13, England
Dr Suzanne Roberts
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
My name is Suzanne and I worked as a Registered Nurse in the NHS for over 20 years and trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist in 2014, working in a range of settings including the NHS, with an array of psychological difficulties. I provide both short and long-term therapy and my approach integrates a range of effective therapeutic interventions tailored to meet the needs of the client. Within the private sector I work with adults with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, grief, health issues and relationship difficulties. I work with NHS clients affected by physical health issues.
My name is Suzanne and I worked as a Registered Nurse in the NHS for over 20 years and trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist in 2014, working in a range of settings including the NHS, with an array of psychological difficulties. I provide both short and long-term therapy and my approach integrates a range of effective therapeutic interventions tailored to meet the needs of the client. Within the private sector I work with adults with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, grief, health issues and relationship difficulties. I work with NHS clients affected by physical health issues.
01902 951901 View 01902 951901
Photo of Dr Victoria Williams, Counsellor in WS13, England
Dr Victoria Williams
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Psychodynamic counselling or psychotherapy is effective in allowing you to make positive changes to your life, so you can deal with any overwhelming issues that are causing you emotional pain, unhappiness, or stress now. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, feeling stuck in survival mode with old patterns that keep resurfacing. Maybe you are recently grieving from a loss of some kind, or can’t make sense of a general flatness or despair with feelings of depression, and anxiety. I provide a non-judgemental, inclusive space to explore these difficult parts, thoughts and feelings to gain greater understanding.
Psychodynamic counselling or psychotherapy is effective in allowing you to make positive changes to your life, so you can deal with any overwhelming issues that are causing you emotional pain, unhappiness, or stress now. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, feeling stuck in survival mode with old patterns that keep resurfacing. Maybe you are recently grieving from a loss of some kind, or can’t make sense of a general flatness or despair with feelings of depression, and anxiety. I provide a non-judgemental, inclusive space to explore these difficult parts, thoughts and feelings to gain greater understanding.
01543 399050 View 01543 399050
Photo of Laura Atkins, Psychotherapist in WS13, England
Laura Atkins
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whether you know what problems you want to address or if things just don’t feel right, talking to someone can help. Together we can identify and work to overcome the issues that are creating difficulties or distress. As an integrative therapist I use a variety of trusted therapeutic modalities, which are tailored to your personal needs, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment theory and person centred therapy. I provide a safe environment where you can talk openly without judgement, with a friendly down to earth therapist to achieve emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Whether you know what problems you want to address or if things just don’t feel right, talking to someone can help. Together we can identify and work to overcome the issues that are creating difficulties or distress. As an integrative therapist I use a variety of trusted therapeutic modalities, which are tailored to your personal needs, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment theory and person centred therapy. I provide a safe environment where you can talk openly without judgement, with a friendly down to earth therapist to achieve emotional and psychological wellbeing.
01543 398938 View 01543 398938
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Joanna Baker
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Clients come to see me at The Well-Minded Practice when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma and to improve their sleep. With extensive experience working with all forms of emotional distress, I always strive to ensure that alongside specific work carried out during appointments, clients have a firm foundation of of understanding and a set of tools to continue to maintain their own emotional health proactively in the future. Using the most up-to-date psychotherapeutic understanding and techniques, I help clients move forward with their lives as swiftly and effectively as possible.
Clients come to see me at The Well-Minded Practice when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma and to improve their sleep. With extensive experience working with all forms of emotional distress, I always strive to ensure that alongside specific work carried out during appointments, clients have a firm foundation of of understanding and a set of tools to continue to maintain their own emotional health proactively in the future. Using the most up-to-date psychotherapeutic understanding and techniques, I help clients move forward with their lives as swiftly and effectively as possible.
01283 242346 View 01283 242346
Photo of Burton Counselling and Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in WS13, England
Burton Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we experience difficulties in our lives, whether that be individually or in our relationship. As an Integrative Therapist working with individuals and couples, we can work together to explore those individual or relationship difficulties at whatever pace you feel comfortable with. Working in an integrative way means I am able to tailor your therapy sessions to your needs and goals combining a variety of modalities including, Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory.
Sometimes we experience difficulties in our lives, whether that be individually or in our relationship. As an Integrative Therapist working with individuals and couples, we can work together to explore those individual or relationship difficulties at whatever pace you feel comfortable with. Working in an integrative way means I am able to tailor your therapy sessions to your needs and goals combining a variety of modalities including, Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory.
01283 387280 View 01283 387280

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WS13

20+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in WS13 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
96% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% AXA PPP
50% Aviva
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in WS13 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WS13?

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.