Keith Armitage
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Psychotherapies move in and out of fashion as their claims and practises come in for reassessment and challenge. Psychoanalysis, the grandfather of all "talking cures", is no exception but it does seem as if, once again, it is having its moment as new studies and research offer evidence that it can provide for a change that endures. And it does so without providing the assurances of the quick-fix or the painless option but through a close and attentive listening and analysis of the nuances of your ties to others, the crucial relationships that might form (or undo) us.
Psychotherapies move in and out of fashion as their claims and practises come in for reassessment and challenge. Psychoanalysis, the grandfather of all "talking cures", is no exception but it does seem as if, once again, it is having its moment as new studies and research offer evidence that it can provide for a change that endures. And it does so without providing the assurances of the quick-fix or the painless option but through a close and attentive listening and analysis of the nuances of your ties to others, the crucial relationships that might form (or undo) us.
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Siobhan Louise Jayne Tierney
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E9  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Siobhan. I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist. I'm trained to work with people of all ages, using a range of psychological techniques. If you're looking for someone who can offer you an open space to talk things through, I may be able to help. I offer assessments and therapeutic interventions to people who are experiencing some kind of psychological discomfort that prevents them from living life to its fullest. I have worked in a range of settings, including both mainstream and specialist schools, community mental health teams, secure inpatient wards, forensic units, the NHS and Social Care.
Hello, I'm Siobhan. I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist. I'm trained to work with people of all ages, using a range of psychological techniques. If you're looking for someone who can offer you an open space to talk things through, I may be able to help. I offer assessments and therapeutic interventions to people who are experiencing some kind of psychological discomfort that prevents them from living life to its fullest. I have worked in a range of settings, including both mainstream and specialist schools, community mental health teams, secure inpatient wards, forensic units, the NHS and Social Care.
020 3958 4053 View 020 3958 4053
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Matthew Deaves
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Matthew, I am a qualified integrative therapist working in-person in London, and online across the UK. I have the conviction that it is possible to make sense of our lives and doing so makes good sense. Clients I meet often have a sense of despair around aspects of their lives and find themselves being ‘fed up of being fed up’. This despair however can serve as a useful catalyst in the quest for healing and understanding. Therapy is an opportunity to take stock of our lives and work out what we want them to be, to face ourselves head on.
Hello, my name is Matthew, I am a qualified integrative therapist working in-person in London, and online across the UK. I have the conviction that it is possible to make sense of our lives and doing so makes good sense. Clients I meet often have a sense of despair around aspects of their lives and find themselves being ‘fed up of being fed up’. This despair however can serve as a useful catalyst in the quest for healing and understanding. Therapy is an opportunity to take stock of our lives and work out what we want them to be, to face ourselves head on.
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Claudia Fuortes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer time-limited and open-ended adult psychodynamic psychotherapy. My aim is to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic space in which to explore feelings and experiences that you might be finding difficult or that you might be struggling to make sense of. Through a focus on the impact of the past on present thoughts and actions, psychodynamic psychotherapy provides opportunities for better understanding aspects of our emotional and relational lives.
I offer time-limited and open-ended adult psychodynamic psychotherapy. My aim is to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic space in which to explore feelings and experiences that you might be finding difficult or that you might be struggling to make sense of. Through a focus on the impact of the past on present thoughts and actions, psychodynamic psychotherapy provides opportunities for better understanding aspects of our emotional and relational lives.
020 8138 0734 View 020 8138 0734
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Charlotte Cox
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I have worked in therapy services for nearly 15 years and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2015. During this time I have worked in a variety of settings, ranging from working with people with mild-moderate depression or anxiety to working with people who have needed care in a hospital setting. Through these experiences I have learnt how to tailor the therapy approach to suit each individual person based on their current struggles, their life stage, and their life goals. I understand how daunting it can be to ask for help and approach my work with kindness, curiosity and compassion.
I have worked in therapy services for nearly 15 years and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2015. During this time I have worked in a variety of settings, ranging from working with people with mild-moderate depression or anxiety to working with people who have needed care in a hospital setting. Through these experiences I have learnt how to tailor the therapy approach to suit each individual person based on their current struggles, their life stage, and their life goals. I understand how daunting it can be to ask for help and approach my work with kindness, curiosity and compassion.
020 4538 0937 View 020 4538 0937
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Aida Jagne
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E9  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing moments of feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed, perhaps dealing with anxiety or even depression? If you find it challenging to put your emotions into words but sense that something isn't quite right, know that you're not alone. Life can be demanding, but I genuinely believe that with the right support and tools, it can become more manageable. Together, we can explore how your past or present influences your current state and how to forge new paths toward a life that aligns with your aspirations.
Are you experiencing moments of feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed, perhaps dealing with anxiety or even depression? If you find it challenging to put your emotions into words but sense that something isn't quite right, know that you're not alone. Life can be demanding, but I genuinely believe that with the right support and tools, it can become more manageable. Together, we can explore how your past or present influences your current state and how to forge new paths toward a life that aligns with your aspirations.
020 3835 5575 View 020 3835 5575
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Dr Kitty Clark-McGhee
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E9  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Each one of us has times in life when we feel uncertain of how to move forward. Perhaps you’ve noticed yourself getting stuck in unhelpful patterns or cycles of behaviour and you’re finding it hard to see a way out? Or you’re experiencing difficult feelings that are getting in the way of living a more fulfilled, contented life? I work collaboratively with clients to make sense of, and work through, the challenges that have brought them to therapy, and I have witnessed profound psychological growth within my clients, as they have engaged in the often-challenging process of therapy.
Each one of us has times in life when we feel uncertain of how to move forward. Perhaps you’ve noticed yourself getting stuck in unhelpful patterns or cycles of behaviour and you’re finding it hard to see a way out? Or you’re experiencing difficult feelings that are getting in the way of living a more fulfilled, contented life? I work collaboratively with clients to make sense of, and work through, the challenges that have brought them to therapy, and I have witnessed profound psychological growth within my clients, as they have engaged in the often-challenging process of therapy.
020 3835 2251 View 020 3835 2251
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Dr Emily Staite
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I offer a collaborative experience in which we will clarify your unique needs and circumstances. Every person’s journey to therapy is different. You may be experiencing psychological difficulties, such as depression or anxiety, or a general sense of feeling stuck and unfulfilled, or burnt out. You may have had difficult early life experiences that continue to impact you today. All of these may negatively affect your relationships, career, self-esteem and overall happiness, as well as your physical health. Sometimes therapy can help you make sense of these.
I offer a collaborative experience in which we will clarify your unique needs and circumstances. Every person’s journey to therapy is different. You may be experiencing psychological difficulties, such as depression or anxiety, or a general sense of feeling stuck and unfulfilled, or burnt out. You may have had difficult early life experiences that continue to impact you today. All of these may negatively affect your relationships, career, self-esteem and overall happiness, as well as your physical health. Sometimes therapy can help you make sense of these.
020 3838 0946 View 020 3838 0946
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Rachel Jane Cooke
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You may well be in your late 20s or 30s, feeling overwhelmed & disconnected in your relationships, career or current lifestyle. Maybe you’re experiencing anxiety & despair about the state of the world - the climate crisis, the political landscape, the “never enough” of grind culture capitalism, the multitude of oppressive systems that plague us. I’ve been practicing for 15 years and find it especially rewarding working with those who are queer, artists, activists, non monogamous, highly sensitive & those struggling with a dysregulated nervous system, anxious attachment, poor boundaries & people pleasing. I’d love to support you.
You may well be in your late 20s or 30s, feeling overwhelmed & disconnected in your relationships, career or current lifestyle. Maybe you’re experiencing anxiety & despair about the state of the world - the climate crisis, the political landscape, the “never enough” of grind culture capitalism, the multitude of oppressive systems that plague us. I’ve been practicing for 15 years and find it especially rewarding working with those who are queer, artists, activists, non monogamous, highly sensitive & those struggling with a dysregulated nervous system, anxious attachment, poor boundaries & people pleasing. I’d love to support you.
020 3974 1046 View 020 3974 1046
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Anna Magnowska Art Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Hello, I am Anna Magnowska, an experienced art therapist who works with children, teenagers and adults. Art therapy is a professionally regulated practice that integrates psychotherapy alongside creative expression and art making as a means of communication. Everyone possesses creativity, and art therapy can be a way to tap into complex feelings which can then begin to be processed - you do not need any experience making art. Art therapy is appropriate for all ages and stages of life, and can be particularly suited to people who struggle with verbal communication.
Hello, I am Anna Magnowska, an experienced art therapist who works with children, teenagers and adults. Art therapy is a professionally regulated practice that integrates psychotherapy alongside creative expression and art making as a means of communication. Everyone possesses creativity, and art therapy can be a way to tap into complex feelings which can then begin to be processed - you do not need any experience making art. Art therapy is appropriate for all ages and stages of life, and can be particularly suited to people who struggle with verbal communication.
020 8154 5628 View 020 8154 5628
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Dr Tim Smith
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr Tim Smith specialises in work with teenagers and young adults (aged 11-25). He is highly regarded as one of the leading therapists in the East London area today. As a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists he offers psychoanalytic consultations, assessments, brief and longer-term therapy (including two or three times weekly therapy). He has worked in the NHS since 2004 in a variety of children’s mental health services, including in a management role. The types of problems he works with include: low mood, depression, anxiety, anger difficulties, friend and relationship difficulties, suicidality, self-harm and loss.
Dr Tim Smith specialises in work with teenagers and young adults (aged 11-25). He is highly regarded as one of the leading therapists in the East London area today. As a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists he offers psychoanalytic consultations, assessments, brief and longer-term therapy (including two or three times weekly therapy). He has worked in the NHS since 2004 in a variety of children’s mental health services, including in a management role. The types of problems he works with include: low mood, depression, anxiety, anger difficulties, friend and relationship difficulties, suicidality, self-harm and loss.
020 3763 8144 View 020 3763 8144
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Holly Allen
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a Psychotherapist & EMDR therapist. I feel passionately about the power of therapy to provide healing and transformation. Therapy is a collaborative journey and with kindness and curiosity I will be by your side as you navigate your way back to a ‘fullness of being’ that is there inside of you waiting to be discovered. There are many reasons for seeking therapy. You may want to feel at peace in your body and mind to allow you the space to access your innate potential for growth and fulfilment. You may wish to feel safe enough to be more authentically you in relationships, or caught in worry, fear, self-doubt and feeling stuck.
I am a Psychotherapist & EMDR therapist. I feel passionately about the power of therapy to provide healing and transformation. Therapy is a collaborative journey and with kindness and curiosity I will be by your side as you navigate your way back to a ‘fullness of being’ that is there inside of you waiting to be discovered. There are many reasons for seeking therapy. You may want to feel at peace in your body and mind to allow you the space to access your innate potential for growth and fulfilment. You may wish to feel safe enough to be more authentically you in relationships, or caught in worry, fear, self-doubt and feeling stuck.
020 3871 0603 View 020 3871 0603
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Josephine Basedow
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E9  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Josephine. I offer Relational - Traumatophilic - Psychotherapy online - I work with people facing a wide range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, low mood & depression, disordered eating, OCD presentations, bereavement, loss, suicidality, identity-related issues (sexual, gender, race), relationship difficulties, shame, anger, childhood and other trauma (including relational/attachment trauma, C-PTSD, transgenerational trauma, sexual abuse, neglect, homelessness, torture/war/loss of home, loss of status/family, major life transitions, move from one country to another/culture to another)
Hello my name is Josephine. I offer Relational - Traumatophilic - Psychotherapy online - I work with people facing a wide range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, low mood & depression, disordered eating, OCD presentations, bereavement, loss, suicidality, identity-related issues (sexual, gender, race), relationship difficulties, shame, anger, childhood and other trauma (including relational/attachment trauma, C-PTSD, transgenerational trauma, sexual abuse, neglect, homelessness, torture/war/loss of home, loss of status/family, major life transitions, move from one country to another/culture to another)
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Kate Hardwicke
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I offer a psychoanalytic approach which endeavours to recognise how recurring patterns in relationships have been effected by the past and earlier experiences. A current traumatic experience or distressing situation may be a reminder of an early hurt. From childhood, foundations for relationships are set in place and provide a template for what lies ahead. Dependent on these secure/insecure early foundations, we form strategies to cope with unpredictable or unpalatable feelings. It may be that circumstances arise which cause us to reach for unhelpful strategies only serving to hurt us more.
I offer a psychoanalytic approach which endeavours to recognise how recurring patterns in relationships have been effected by the past and earlier experiences. A current traumatic experience or distressing situation may be a reminder of an early hurt. From childhood, foundations for relationships are set in place and provide a template for what lies ahead. Dependent on these secure/insecure early foundations, we form strategies to cope with unpredictable or unpalatable feelings. It may be that circumstances arise which cause us to reach for unhelpful strategies only serving to hurt us more.
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Dr Francesca Katherine Turner
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
I have over 10 years of experience working with people who are finding life challenging. This may be due to emotional difficulties like depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, addiction difficulties or relational difficulties. Working through trauma is as the heart or what I do, this could be a single traumatic incident, or multiple challenging situations that may make you feel stuck and alone. I can help you make sense of your experiences and overcome unhelpful patterns and troubling symptoms.
I have over 10 years of experience working with people who are finding life challenging. This may be due to emotional difficulties like depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, addiction difficulties or relational difficulties. Working through trauma is as the heart or what I do, this could be a single traumatic incident, or multiple challenging situations that may make you feel stuck and alone. I can help you make sense of your experiences and overcome unhelpful patterns and troubling symptoms.
020 3893 2834 View 020 3893 2834
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Focused Mind Coaching
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You may be at a point in your life where you feel stuck, unable to clearly progress, and in need of honing your focus to move forward. You’re driven to make positive change and grow as an individual or in your discipline, but you’re not sure how to. I’m here as a personal trainer for your mind. I see athletes holistically where performance and achievement are just smaller aspects of a bigger, more important picture. Through my experience and training I know that if I help develop you as an individual, everything else follows.
You may be at a point in your life where you feel stuck, unable to clearly progress, and in need of honing your focus to move forward. You’re driven to make positive change and grow as an individual or in your discipline, but you’re not sure how to. I’m here as a personal trainer for your mind. I see athletes holistically where performance and achievement are just smaller aspects of a bigger, more important picture. Through my experience and training I know that if I help develop you as an individual, everything else follows.
020 8176 6782 View 020 8176 6782
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Folashade Babalola Mbacp (Accred).
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
My clients come to see me with a range of issues. Many are associated with relationship problems, some are struggling through divorce, anxiety, anger, rage, cultural issues, commitment issues and bullying at work. Some clients want to work on their self-esteem and confidence related issues. Some clients wish to work through childhood sexual abuse. While others wish to work through bereavement. Most clients have a planned outcome and that is to feel better at the end of their allocated sessions. I am a Person-Centered focused therapist. I am focused on listening to the needs of my clients and focusing on their thoughts and feelings.
My clients come to see me with a range of issues. Many are associated with relationship problems, some are struggling through divorce, anxiety, anger, rage, cultural issues, commitment issues and bullying at work. Some clients want to work on their self-esteem and confidence related issues. Some clients wish to work through childhood sexual abuse. While others wish to work through bereavement. Most clients have a planned outcome and that is to feel better at the end of their allocated sessions. I am a Person-Centered focused therapist. I am focused on listening to the needs of my clients and focusing on their thoughts and feelings.
01322 250134 View 01322 250134
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Lizzie Wedderburn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London E9  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Lizzie (they/them), I am fully qualified and accredited by the NCS and DBS checked. I am experienced in working with abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, identity and have worked with carers. Often there are many factors that play into the emotional distress that you may be experiencing. The most important thing is that we can establish a trusting relationship where you feel safe enough to start engaging with whatever is troubling you. I am here to help you move forward with your life, to make sense of your emotions, trust yourself and start living a fulfilled life. Email or call me now to have a free chat.
Hi I'm Lizzie (they/them), I am fully qualified and accredited by the NCS and DBS checked. I am experienced in working with abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, identity and have worked with carers. Often there are many factors that play into the emotional distress that you may be experiencing. The most important thing is that we can establish a trusting relationship where you feel safe enough to start engaging with whatever is troubling you. I am here to help you move forward with your life, to make sense of your emotions, trust yourself and start living a fulfilled life. Email or call me now to have a free chat.
01392 321302 View 01392 321302
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Natalis Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. -Carl Gustav Jung- A warm welcome to you. My primary aim is to facilitate a safe and empathic space for my clients where the psychological pain can be explored and validated without the fear of judgement or rejection. I have been trained in all mainstream therapeutic modalities, so I aim to tailor my approach to the unique needs and goals of each client. Alongside my private practice located just a few minutes from Hackney Wick station , I work in NHS as IAPT counsellor where I design and deliver individually tailored treatments for a wide range of presenting problems.
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. -Carl Gustav Jung- A warm welcome to you. My primary aim is to facilitate a safe and empathic space for my clients where the psychological pain can be explored and validated without the fear of judgement or rejection. I have been trained in all mainstream therapeutic modalities, so I aim to tailor my approach to the unique needs and goals of each client. Alongside my private practice located just a few minutes from Hackney Wick station , I work in NHS as IAPT counsellor where I design and deliver individually tailored treatments for a wide range of presenting problems.
020 3835 2097 View 020 3835 2097
Richard Wilson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Please get in contact if you are having difficulty dealing with anxiety, panic attacks or depression, and are looking for help to understand what the meaning of these symptoms are. Perhaps you want to explore more specific questions, "who am I", "what do I want out of life" or "why do I always end up in the same situation". You may want help coming to terms with a crisis in your life, a bereavement, or a relationship difficulty that you are having, or maybe to explore uncomfortable feelings.
Please get in contact if you are having difficulty dealing with anxiety, panic attacks or depression, and are looking for help to understand what the meaning of these symptoms are. Perhaps you want to explore more specific questions, "who am I", "what do I want out of life" or "why do I always end up in the same situation". You may want help coming to terms with a crisis in your life, a bereavement, or a relationship difficulty that you are having, or maybe to explore uncomfortable feelings.
07824 701546 View 07824 701546

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in E9

100+

Average cost per session

£72

Counsellors in E9 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
86% Self Esteem
79% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
61% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in E9 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
29% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in E9?

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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.