Photo of Benjamin Rolls, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Benjamin Rolls
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
Do you feel the need to talk to someone? maybe you feel alone and helpless to deal with life right now. I offer a non-judgemental, confidential space, where you can talk about whatever it is that’s brought you to therapy. I am ready to accept you unconditionally and provide you with a safe space to express yourself. A natural connection will begin to grow between us once we feel comfortable together and this will be nurtured. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of therapy and once it is in place you will begin to grow as a person, to accept yourself and the difficulties you face.
Do you feel the need to talk to someone? maybe you feel alone and helpless to deal with life right now. I offer a non-judgemental, confidential space, where you can talk about whatever it is that’s brought you to therapy. I am ready to accept you unconditionally and provide you with a safe space to express yourself. A natural connection will begin to grow between us once we feel comfortable together and this will be nurtured. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of therapy and once it is in place you will begin to grow as a person, to accept yourself and the difficulties you face.
020 3984 8627 View 020 3984 8627
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Samantha Ann Morris
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
I work with people who find themselves grappling with the various challenges that life often presents. Whether it's the complexities of personal relationships, the weight of emotional struggles, physical or mental health issues, they are navigating a path that feels arduous. My aim is to assist my clients in not simply enduring these challenges but to actively seek out and cultivate empowering skills and strategies that will propel them forward on their healing journey.
I work with people who find themselves grappling with the various challenges that life often presents. Whether it's the complexities of personal relationships, the weight of emotional struggles, physical or mental health issues, they are navigating a path that feels arduous. My aim is to assist my clients in not simply enduring these challenges but to actively seek out and cultivate empowering skills and strategies that will propel them forward on their healing journey.
020 3838 0651 View 020 3838 0651
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Tara Toole
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
Let’s face it - life can be tough! Do you feel low/depressed, anxious, or perhaps lacking in self-esteem and confidence? Or maybe you are just feeling generally overwhelmed? Having a space where you can truly be yourself without fear of judgement can be a life changing experience. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns and where you can feel heard, no matter what you may bring to session.
Let’s face it - life can be tough! Do you feel low/depressed, anxious, or perhaps lacking in self-esteem and confidence? Or maybe you are just feeling generally overwhelmed? Having a space where you can truly be yourself without fear of judgement can be a life changing experience. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns and where you can feel heard, no matter what you may bring to session.
020 4538 6053 View 020 4538 6053
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Wendy Borrett
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor and provide counselling and supervision to individuals and couples. I have helped people with many issues including: anxiety, stress, phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem, depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, sleep disorders, anger, weight management, smoking and past life regression. I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and provide Clinical Hypnotherapy from my private practice in Sidcup, Kent where I have worked as a therapist for 23 years.
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor and provide counselling and supervision to individuals and couples. I have helped people with many issues including: anxiety, stress, phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem, depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, sleep disorders, anger, weight management, smoking and past life regression. I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and provide Clinical Hypnotherapy from my private practice in Sidcup, Kent where I have worked as a therapist for 23 years.
01322 927706 View 01322 927706
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Ursula Kathleen Grant
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14  (Online Only)
I have been practicing as counsellor and psychotherapist for 30 years. In that time I have worked many years for the NHS. I have worked in schools for 20 years, working with young people and their families. I have extensive training in many areas including anxiety, self esteem, personal growth, assertiveness skills and suicidal thoughts. I work one to one, with couples and families. My approach is integrative. I use my skills to make sure I am able to listen to my clients to give them the best possible care to the issues brought to me.
I have been practicing as counsellor and psychotherapist for 30 years. In that time I have worked many years for the NHS. I have worked in schools for 20 years, working with young people and their families. I have extensive training in many areas including anxiety, self esteem, personal growth, assertiveness skills and suicidal thoughts. I work one to one, with couples and families. My approach is integrative. I use my skills to make sure I am able to listen to my clients to give them the best possible care to the issues brought to me.
07940 910476 View 07940 910476
Photo of Bilkan Kilicer, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Bilkan Kilicer
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
Hello there, I understand that this can be an apprehensive place to start, but I would like to offer you a warm welcoming, safe, supportive, and non - judgmental space where you can be heard, reflecting and working together any underlying issues or any difficulties that may have affected you. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor, which means that I use different therapeutic approaches to support your needs. Counselling allows me to put myself "in your shoes", understand the way that it is affecting you, then by working together we can achieve those barriers to fulfil our lives to the fullest.
Hello there, I understand that this can be an apprehensive place to start, but I would like to offer you a warm welcoming, safe, supportive, and non - judgmental space where you can be heard, reflecting and working together any underlying issues or any difficulties that may have affected you. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor, which means that I use different therapeutic approaches to support your needs. Counselling allows me to put myself "in your shoes", understand the way that it is affecting you, then by working together we can achieve those barriers to fulfil our lives to the fullest.
07592 304454 View 07592 304454
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Frances Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidcup DA14
Feel in need of a listening ear? I can help you to explore what's weighing you down. I'm an experienced Counsellor and Supervisor working with clients of all ages - Adults, Children and Adolescents, providing a safe space to talk and offload. I am a trained Bereavement Counsellor, School Counsellor and Addictions Practitioner. I have extensive experience of working with common and complex mental health issues, suicide, complex loss, transitions, anxiety, depression, addictions, problems at school or work, family matters, cultural and disability diversity, faith and dual diagnosis. My own lived experience means I can relate too
Feel in need of a listening ear? I can help you to explore what's weighing you down. I'm an experienced Counsellor and Supervisor working with clients of all ages - Adults, Children and Adolescents, providing a safe space to talk and offload. I am a trained Bereavement Counsellor, School Counsellor and Addictions Practitioner. I have extensive experience of working with common and complex mental health issues, suicide, complex loss, transitions, anxiety, depression, addictions, problems at school or work, family matters, cultural and disability diversity, faith and dual diagnosis. My own lived experience means I can relate too
01959 588885 View 01959 588885
Photo of Jane Sandra Oakley, MSc, BPC, Psychotherapist
Jane Sandra Oakley
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidcup DA14
I trained as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. I have 20 years of experience working in the Public Sector with young people and adults with a range of emotional and mental health needs. I currently work in the NHS as a Highly Specialised Psychotherapist and have my own Private Practice. Please check out my website horse4thought.co.uk - Psychodynamic, Equine Facilitated Therapy, and EMDR. I welcome people from all cultures and backgrounds. I work with adults and young people experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and negative cycles of behaviour that they are stuck in.
I trained as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. I have 20 years of experience working in the Public Sector with young people and adults with a range of emotional and mental health needs. I currently work in the NHS as a Highly Specialised Psychotherapist and have my own Private Practice. Please check out my website horse4thought.co.uk - Psychodynamic, Equine Facilitated Therapy, and EMDR. I welcome people from all cultures and backgrounds. I work with adults and young people experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and negative cycles of behaviour that they are stuck in.
01959 581646 View 01959 581646
Sarvdeep Virk
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
I work with clients who are experiencing any of the anxiety disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (ie, worrying a lot of the time about different things), OCD, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Body Dismorphic Disorder and Health Anxiety. I also work with Depression and low self esteem. In addition, I offer a space to explore life issues and relationship difficulties although I do not offer couples' counselling. I generally work with clients on a medium term basis so around about 12-15 sessions per difficulty.
I work with clients who are experiencing any of the anxiety disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (ie, worrying a lot of the time about different things), OCD, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Body Dismorphic Disorder and Health Anxiety. I also work with Depression and low self esteem. In addition, I offer a space to explore life issues and relationship difficulties although I do not offer couples' counselling. I generally work with clients on a medium term basis so around about 12-15 sessions per difficulty.
020 4538 1126 View 020 4538 1126
Ronak Motlagh
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
Counselling provides a safe and confidential space in which you can explore whatever is troubling you. Our first meeting will help me to make an initial assessment of your situation and will also give you an opportunity to gain a sense of whether you feel comfortable with me in order for us to work together. This session will additionally give you an opportunity to explore what you would like to gain from counselling and give us a chance to establish whether you would like to commit to a short-term or potentially an open-ended basis. This will ultimately be your decision and can naturally change over the course of therapy.
Counselling provides a safe and confidential space in which you can explore whatever is troubling you. Our first meeting will help me to make an initial assessment of your situation and will also give you an opportunity to gain a sense of whether you feel comfortable with me in order for us to work together. This session will additionally give you an opportunity to explore what you would like to gain from counselling and give us a chance to establish whether you would like to commit to a short-term or potentially an open-ended basis. This will ultimately be your decision and can naturally change over the course of therapy.
020 3031 1236 View 020 3031 1236
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Anne Glynn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
The most important thing I can do for you is to help you understand yourself better, to know why you do the things you do and find certain situations difficult. I work with people who want to understand why they can't assert themselves, find enjoyment in life, make friends, recover from bereavement or the end of a relationship, why they get so angry, have addictions, obsessions and intrusive thoughts or why they don't know what to do about a partner who is controllling or abusive. Alternatively, I can offer EMDR, which is a treatment for trauma and other experiences from the recent or distant past which have adversely affected you.
The most important thing I can do for you is to help you understand yourself better, to know why you do the things you do and find certain situations difficult. I work with people who want to understand why they can't assert themselves, find enjoyment in life, make friends, recover from bereavement or the end of a relationship, why they get so angry, have addictions, obsessions and intrusive thoughts or why they don't know what to do about a partner who is controllling or abusive. Alternatively, I can offer EMDR, which is a treatment for trauma and other experiences from the recent or distant past which have adversely affected you.
020 3871 7985 View 020 3871 7985
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Laura Waddell
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult, with highs and lows, as well as times where we feel stuck, unsure of our feelings or why we are feeling a certain way. Feeling low in mood and depressed, or anxious and worried may be new to you, or it may be a problem you feel you have always experienced, or maybe an event/situation has occurred and you would like support with processing what's gone on. This might be a bereavement, work or relationship issues, or maybe parental issue . I support both individuals and couples. My goal is to help you learn how to understand your difficulties, as well as support you in making changes and reaching your goals.
Life can be difficult, with highs and lows, as well as times where we feel stuck, unsure of our feelings or why we are feeling a certain way. Feeling low in mood and depressed, or anxious and worried may be new to you, or it may be a problem you feel you have always experienced, or maybe an event/situation has occurred and you would like support with processing what's gone on. This might be a bereavement, work or relationship issues, or maybe parental issue . I support both individuals and couples. My goal is to help you learn how to understand your difficulties, as well as support you in making changes and reaching your goals.
01224 007906 View 01224 007906
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Nicola Kiely
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
I have been practising as a Counsellor for over 18 years and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems may arise and we may need help and space to think through ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. I can help you to make sense of how you're feeling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
I have been practising as a Counsellor for over 18 years and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems may arise and we may need help and space to think through ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. I can help you to make sense of how you're feeling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
01322 918482 View 01322 918482
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Bola Ogundeji
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidcup DA14
People struggle to talk frankly about their sexual lives and relationships. Although difficulties arising from sex and relationships are much more prevalent than most people think, only a few people can still share their struggles with others. Therefore, psychosexual and relationship therapy and psychotherapy offer a unique and confidential space to have those conversations with me, which means you can reach out for support in these areas regardless of your sexual preferences and relationship experiences.
People struggle to talk frankly about their sexual lives and relationships. Although difficulties arising from sex and relationships are much more prevalent than most people think, only a few people can still share their struggles with others. Therefore, psychosexual and relationship therapy and psychotherapy offer a unique and confidential space to have those conversations with me, which means you can reach out for support in these areas regardless of your sexual preferences and relationship experiences.
020 4538 3521 View 020 4538 3521
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Charlotte Sharp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
Hi, I’m Charlotte, an accredited BACP Counsellor who predominantly works with Adolescents aged 10 Plus and adults, specialising in the area of Neurodivergents and trauma. I am ADHD and dyslexic myself as well as having a complete neurodivergent family, so I can guarantee as well as a large, hyper focused amount of training in this area, which I am always adding too, I have lived experience of some of the twist and turns you may be navigating. I also work with Neuro typical clients, who feel my approach meets their needs.
Hi, I’m Charlotte, an accredited BACP Counsellor who predominantly works with Adolescents aged 10 Plus and adults, specialising in the area of Neurodivergents and trauma. I am ADHD and dyslexic myself as well as having a complete neurodivergent family, so I can guarantee as well as a large, hyper focused amount of training in this area, which I am always adding too, I have lived experience of some of the twist and turns you may be navigating. I also work with Neuro typical clients, who feel my approach meets their needs.
01322 252425 View 01322 252425
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Magnolia House Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
Jacquelyn Clarke "My philosophy is that limitations and restrictions limit you. There should be no limitations or restrictions in your life. If you have a limitation or restriction, set by yourself or by others, you are not set free to live your life." Jacquelyn Clarke Jacquelyn's Work with Individuals Jacquelyn has 25 years experience of working with thousands of individuals of all ages, ranging from 6 to 93. She has worked with clients presenting a variety of issues: from day-to-day stress, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse and anger to drug addiction and destructive behaviour. Jacquelyn likes to bring a feeling of positivity and relief to her clients as each session progresses. She can help you to understand what is happening and re-evaluate the situation to help you make changes to move forwards in your life by working alongside you, supporting you at all times whilst combining different counselling techniques.
Jacquelyn Clarke "My philosophy is that limitations and restrictions limit you. There should be no limitations or restrictions in your life. If you have a limitation or restriction, set by yourself or by others, you are not set free to live your life." Jacquelyn Clarke Jacquelyn's Work with Individuals Jacquelyn has 25 years experience of working with thousands of individuals of all ages, ranging from 6 to 93. She has worked with clients presenting a variety of issues: from day-to-day stress, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse and anger to drug addiction and destructive behaviour. Jacquelyn likes to bring a feeling of positivity and relief to her clients as each session progresses. She can help you to understand what is happening and re-evaluate the situation to help you make changes to move forwards in your life by working alongside you, supporting you at all times whilst combining different counselling techniques.
01322 250786 View 01322 250786
Photo of Jonathan Wright, MBACP, Counsellor
Jonathan Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
Hi! I'm Jonathan. Together we can look at and work through what's bothering you - this might include feelings of depression, anxiety and/or panic, or issues with how you're thinking and what you're doing. Maybe you're struggling with other aspects of your life, past or present (or worrying about the future). 'Big stuff' or 'small stuff', it's all ok to bring up and may also include include feeling overwhelmed or lost, self-esteem issues, guilt, relationship problems, trauma, sexual abuse, loss and grief, heath concerns and existential worries.
Hi! I'm Jonathan. Together we can look at and work through what's bothering you - this might include feelings of depression, anxiety and/or panic, or issues with how you're thinking and what you're doing. Maybe you're struggling with other aspects of your life, past or present (or worrying about the future). 'Big stuff' or 'small stuff', it's all ok to bring up and may also include include feeling overwhelmed or lost, self-esteem issues, guilt, relationship problems, trauma, sexual abuse, loss and grief, heath concerns and existential worries.
01959 588880 View 01959 588880
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Counselling Matters Bexley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
At counselling matters Bexley we work with adults and young people (5-18 years) who are experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, self-harm, anger problems and more. Our affordable counselling costs per session are £33 face to face or £28 online/phone. Our affordable CBT sessions cost £40 face to face or £35 online/phone. We also offer affordable sessions with 4th year trainee counsellors for £25 face to face or £20 online/phone. We also offer family therapy at £45 face to face or £40 online. We offer NLP sessions at £40 face to face or £35 online/phone.
At counselling matters Bexley we work with adults and young people (5-18 years) who are experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, self-harm, anger problems and more. Our affordable counselling costs per session are £33 face to face or £28 online/phone. Our affordable CBT sessions cost £40 face to face or £35 online/phone. We also offer affordable sessions with 4th year trainee counsellors for £25 face to face or £20 online/phone. We also offer family therapy at £45 face to face or £40 online. We offer NLP sessions at £40 face to face or £35 online/phone.
020 4538 7119 View 020 4538 7119
Photo of Lou May, MBACP, Counsellor
Lou May
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Lou and I am an NHS trained counsellor and stress specialist. I help women overcome their anxiety and manage the stress in their lives, transform their mental and physical health and improve their relationships and wellbeing. I can help you navigate through menopause and recognise the physical impact as well as emotional that stress has on our bodies. If you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, struggling to say no to things and consumed with self doubt. I can help you feel calmer, think more clearly and make better decisions to help you live a calmer, healthier, happier life. So book in for your free call today.
Hi my name is Lou and I am an NHS trained counsellor and stress specialist. I help women overcome their anxiety and manage the stress in their lives, transform their mental and physical health and improve their relationships and wellbeing. I can help you navigate through menopause and recognise the physical impact as well as emotional that stress has on our bodies. If you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, struggling to say no to things and consumed with self doubt. I can help you feel calmer, think more clearly and make better decisions to help you live a calmer, healthier, happier life. So book in for your free call today.
01322 252628 View 01322 252628
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louiseprewcounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sidcup DA14
Hello & welcome. I understand that there may be a part of yourself that feels uncomfortable, unmanageable & perhaps a bit scared today. But you are here & these are your first steps to recovery & true self-care. I want to speak from the ‘I’ position instead of saying ‘You’ because there is a good chance I have been where you are. Although everyone is unique in their experience – I have been in some dark emotional places & I also know that I can go there again because life is not an easy straight line of 'ok-ness'. Let us see if we can build on transparency & openness to allow vulnerability & realness together. Let's create change.
Hello & welcome. I understand that there may be a part of yourself that feels uncomfortable, unmanageable & perhaps a bit scared today. But you are here & these are your first steps to recovery & true self-care. I want to speak from the ‘I’ position instead of saying ‘You’ because there is a good chance I have been where you are. Although everyone is unique in their experience – I have been in some dark emotional places & I also know that I can go there again because life is not an easy straight line of 'ok-ness'. Let us see if we can build on transparency & openness to allow vulnerability & realness together. Let's create change.
01322 923423 View 01322 923423
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in DA14

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in DA14 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Stress
71% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% AXA PPP
50% Vitality
40% Aviva

How Counsellors in DA14 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in DA14?

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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.