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Sara Knight
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC2A
Hi, I’m Sara سارا a Gestalt Therapist (MBACP), working in Shoreditch (EC2A) and online. You may be reaching out because you're experiencing low-mood, anxiety, or have a vague feeling something isn't feel right. I'm here to support you through towards a more vibrant and meaningful life. For me, therapy is a moment to reflect and explore what is and isn’t working for you. I'm here to lend a helping hand whether that's with relationships issues, if you find yourself in similar unfulfilling scenarios or just to make sense of feelings your experiencing and why.
Hi, I’m Sara سارا a Gestalt Therapist (MBACP), working in Shoreditch (EC2A) and online. You may be reaching out because you're experiencing low-mood, anxiety, or have a vague feeling something isn't feel right. I'm here to support you through towards a more vibrant and meaningful life. For me, therapy is a moment to reflect and explore what is and isn’t working for you. I'm here to lend a helping hand whether that's with relationships issues, if you find yourself in similar unfulfilling scenarios or just to make sense of feelings your experiencing and why.
020 3910 8491 View 020 3910 8491
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Matthew Walker
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London EC2A
Maybe your anxious or depressed and are finding it hard to do the things you used to love, and it's difficult spending time with the people you call family and friends as you currently feel so disconnected from them. Maybe you are feeling extremely sad and broken over a heartbreak, a death of a relative or a different loss such as an identity. Maybe you cannot understand what happened to you in the past but know at some level it has played a part in where you find yourself today. Psychodynamic therapy can help, and I would love in partnership to walk with you on that journey.
Maybe your anxious or depressed and are finding it hard to do the things you used to love, and it's difficult spending time with the people you call family and friends as you currently feel so disconnected from them. Maybe you are feeling extremely sad and broken over a heartbreak, a death of a relative or a different loss such as an identity. Maybe you cannot understand what happened to you in the past but know at some level it has played a part in where you find yourself today. Psychodynamic therapy can help, and I would love in partnership to walk with you on that journey.
020 3696 9701 View 020 3696 9701
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Maggie Tambala
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
I work with clients presenting a wide range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, phobias, bereavement, loss, relationships, mental health. As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of different therapeutic methods designed to meet your personal needs whilst allowing me to gain an understanding of the world from your unique perspective. Together we are able to build a confidential relationship in which you can feel safe, heard and understood, where you can share your problems, see them more clearly and develop better ways of coping with them.
I work with clients presenting a wide range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, phobias, bereavement, loss, relationships, mental health. As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of different therapeutic methods designed to meet your personal needs whilst allowing me to gain an understanding of the world from your unique perspective. Together we are able to build a confidential relationship in which you can feel safe, heard and understood, where you can share your problems, see them more clearly and develop better ways of coping with them.
020 4538 4918 View 020 4538 4918
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Jo Allen
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
Hello, are you struggling with relationships, wanting to explore the dynamics in your family or how you have managed a difficult life transition or change in your life? I would hope to support you to explore these changes and how you have coped and support you to implement changes to support new understandings and improve your wellbeing. I am collaborative in my approach and balance supportive therapeutic conversations with suggestions for action depending on the clients needs.
Hello, are you struggling with relationships, wanting to explore the dynamics in your family or how you have managed a difficult life transition or change in your life? I would hope to support you to explore these changes and how you have coped and support you to implement changes to support new understandings and improve your wellbeing. I am collaborative in my approach and balance supportive therapeutic conversations with suggestions for action depending on the clients needs.
020 4524 5560 View 020 4524 5560
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Samantha Dewhurst
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2A
I am a Counselling Psychologist with more than 10 years of experience both within the NHS and private sectors working to the highest level with a wide range of psychological challenges and client demographics. My integrative approach to therapy ensures that I am able to offer bespoke treatment plans based on an individual's requirements rather than offer a 'one-size fits all' approach. I draw on humanistic cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic psychotherapeutic perspectives depending on the needs and wishes of clients. I provide an open, sensitive and confidential space where you will be met with warmth, respect and acceptance.
I am a Counselling Psychologist with more than 10 years of experience both within the NHS and private sectors working to the highest level with a wide range of psychological challenges and client demographics. My integrative approach to therapy ensures that I am able to offer bespoke treatment plans based on an individual's requirements rather than offer a 'one-size fits all' approach. I draw on humanistic cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic psychotherapeutic perspectives depending on the needs and wishes of clients. I provide an open, sensitive and confidential space where you will be met with warmth, respect and acceptance.
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Letticia Banton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC2A
Hello, I’m Letticia. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I am also in the process of completing a doctorate in counselling psychology and psychotherapy. I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds who have faced different difficulties in life, which may lead to disconnection from a person’s authentic sense of self. I take a genuine interest in people, and bring care and sensitivity to my work.
Hello, I’m Letticia. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I am also in the process of completing a doctorate in counselling psychology and psychotherapy. I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds who have faced different difficulties in life, which may lead to disconnection from a person’s authentic sense of self. I take a genuine interest in people, and bring care and sensitivity to my work.
020 4538 4649 View 020 4538 4649
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Samantha Higginson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC2A
I am a UCKP registered and BACP accredited Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I currently practice privately in Shoreditch and on-line. Having previously worked in various counselling and NHS settings providing therapy to clients with a wide range of emotional and psychological needs I am particularly experienced in supporting those who are struggling with depression & low mood, anxiety & overwhelm, identity & self-esteem issues, eating & body issues, relationship problems, addictive behaviours, stress & burn out, lack of direction, life transitions, loss & bereavement, trauma & body-based pain / illness and more...
I am a UCKP registered and BACP accredited Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I currently practice privately in Shoreditch and on-line. Having previously worked in various counselling and NHS settings providing therapy to clients with a wide range of emotional and psychological needs I am particularly experienced in supporting those who are struggling with depression & low mood, anxiety & overwhelm, identity & self-esteem issues, eating & body issues, relationship problems, addictive behaviours, stress & burn out, lack of direction, life transitions, loss & bereavement, trauma & body-based pain / illness and more...
07876 140343 View 07876 140343
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Matthew Barnard
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
Hello. I passionately believe that to achieve a successful outcome in counselling, a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship is essential. My approach is collaborative and client-centred to work with you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I primarily use a psychodynamic therapy model in my work. This approach differs from other psychotherapies as it focuses on making sense of your current difficulty and the feelings, thoughts and associated memories that may have brought you to your current situation.
Hello. I passionately believe that to achieve a successful outcome in counselling, a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship is essential. My approach is collaborative and client-centred to work with you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I primarily use a psychodynamic therapy model in my work. This approach differs from other psychotherapies as it focuses on making sense of your current difficulty and the feelings, thoughts and associated memories that may have brought you to your current situation.
020 3667 1671 View 020 3667 1671
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Nicola Corrigan
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
London EC2A
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist offering a compassionate and confidential space for you to be listened to, and where we can explore your thoughts, emotions, experiences and any challenges you may be facing. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with individuals who seek a deeper understanding of themselves or require support in navigating various difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, burnout, perinatal mental health, relationship difficulties and bereavement.
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist offering a compassionate and confidential space for you to be listened to, and where we can explore your thoughts, emotions, experiences and any challenges you may be facing. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with individuals who seek a deeper understanding of themselves or require support in navigating various difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, burnout, perinatal mental health, relationship difficulties and bereavement.
020 3856 8377 View 020 3856 8377
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Dr Claire Allott, Willow Psychology Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Claire. I’m a HCPC registered clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS for over 10 years before joining Willow Psychology Service. One of the most important things underpinning my therapeutic work is building a non-judgemental, trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship. It can be really difficult to ask for help: my aim is to create an environment which allows us to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and equip you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to move towards your goals.
Hi, I'm Claire. I’m a HCPC registered clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS for over 10 years before joining Willow Psychology Service. One of the most important things underpinning my therapeutic work is building a non-judgemental, trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship. It can be really difficult to ask for help: my aim is to create an environment which allows us to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and equip you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to move towards your goals.
020 4538 0486 View 020 4538 0486
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MyFreedom Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC2A
You may already know what you want from therapy or you may feel that something is not quite right but you’re not sure what. Perhaps you’re looking for help to make sense of your current feelings. Maybe you are feeling painful emotions or want to improve relationships or get a better understanding of yourself. Perhaps you're feeling unsettled due to bereavement, separation, or health issues. Maybe you're feeling anxiety or stress. Well done for admitting that things aren't quite right and for starting your journey to bring back control. Counselling can provide a confidential space to bring clarity and order to your thoughts. ​
You may already know what you want from therapy or you may feel that something is not quite right but you’re not sure what. Perhaps you’re looking for help to make sense of your current feelings. Maybe you are feeling painful emotions or want to improve relationships or get a better understanding of yourself. Perhaps you're feeling unsettled due to bereavement, separation, or health issues. Maybe you're feeling anxiety or stress. Well done for admitting that things aren't quite right and for starting your journey to bring back control. Counselling can provide a confidential space to bring clarity and order to your thoughts. ​
020 3857 8116 View 020 3857 8116
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Katherine Pearson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
Struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or self-harm? Feeling overwhelmed, navigating family issues, or just looking for support? I am a psychological therapist and general counsellor trained in CBT-E and Gestalt therapy, currently additionally working within the NHS, and offering private one-to-one online sessions. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their guidelines and framework.
Struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or self-harm? Feeling overwhelmed, navigating family issues, or just looking for support? I am a psychological therapist and general counsellor trained in CBT-E and Gestalt therapy, currently additionally working within the NHS, and offering private one-to-one online sessions. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their guidelines and framework.
020 3984 7934 View 020 3984 7934
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Donita Rodrigues
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
I am Clinical Psychologist offering short and long term online psychotherapy to young adults, adults and families dealing with psychological distress or clinical conditions. I have a special interest in mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and bereavement. Furthermore, I offer psychotherapy during life transitions and to facilitate personal growth.
I am Clinical Psychologist offering short and long term online psychotherapy to young adults, adults and families dealing with psychological distress or clinical conditions. I have a special interest in mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and bereavement. Furthermore, I offer psychotherapy during life transitions and to facilitate personal growth.
020 3535 6686 View 020 3535 6686
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Dr Maya Patel, Willow Psychology Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
Many of us will experience difficult moments in our lives which may leave us feeling stuck or overwhelmed. I’m glad that you have taken the first step to seek support and share what has been going on for you. My aim is to provide a safe space for you to be able to express and understand how you have been feeling, in addition to helping you identify your personal strengths and resources. Some clients hope to gain specific tools and strategies to manage feelings such as low mood or anxiety, whilst others seek a space to talk openly about a particular situation and reflect on its impact on their day-to-day life and wellbeing.
Many of us will experience difficult moments in our lives which may leave us feeling stuck or overwhelmed. I’m glad that you have taken the first step to seek support and share what has been going on for you. My aim is to provide a safe space for you to be able to express and understand how you have been feeling, in addition to helping you identify your personal strengths and resources. Some clients hope to gain specific tools and strategies to manage feelings such as low mood or anxiety, whilst others seek a space to talk openly about a particular situation and reflect on its impact on their day-to-day life and wellbeing.
020 3893 2065 View 020 3893 2065
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Dr Rebecca Underwood, Willow Psychology Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC2A  (Online Only)
It can take a huge amount of courage to reach out and ask for help and often people can feel uncertain about how asking for help will be received or worry about not being believed or taken seriously. I aim to listen to your concerns non-judgementally and with compassion to collaboratively identify areas that you wish to work on. Together, we would explore your goals, consider how parts of your life may be impacting on you and identify how to move forward in a way that feels meaningful and makes sense to you. My work is influenced by a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including CBT, ACT and CFT.
It can take a huge amount of courage to reach out and ask for help and often people can feel uncertain about how asking for help will be received or worry about not being believed or taken seriously. I aim to listen to your concerns non-judgementally and with compassion to collaboratively identify areas that you wish to work on. Together, we would explore your goals, consider how parts of your life may be impacting on you and identify how to move forward in a way that feels meaningful and makes sense to you. My work is influenced by a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including CBT, ACT and CFT.
020 3835 5913 View 020 3835 5913
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Dr Lauren Rockliffe
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
You might be looking to lose weight to help improve your overall health and wellbeing. Perhaps you’ve been struggling with your weight for a while, and you're looking to address the underlying emotional, behavioural, or psychological factors that contribute to your relationship with food and body image. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to lose weight, my aim is to support you to better understand your behaviour and to help you make healthy, long-lasting changes.
You might be looking to lose weight to help improve your overall health and wellbeing. Perhaps you’ve been struggling with your weight for a while, and you're looking to address the underlying emotional, behavioural, or psychological factors that contribute to your relationship with food and body image. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to lose weight, my aim is to support you to better understand your behaviour and to help you make healthy, long-lasting changes.
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The Reflective Space
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
Could it be that you are trying to understand yourself better? At 'The Reflective Space' we believe in the importance of the therapeutic process and the therapeutic relationship. Whatever the difficulties or concerns our aim is to support you through it. By seeking therapy you are giving yourself the opportunity of an empathic, compassionate and non-judgemental space where you can process difficult or painful thoughts and emotions. If you are looking for a therapeutic space where you can understand yourself better and develop more helpful ways of dealing with challenges or suffering in your life, your journey start here.
Could it be that you are trying to understand yourself better? At 'The Reflective Space' we believe in the importance of the therapeutic process and the therapeutic relationship. Whatever the difficulties or concerns our aim is to support you through it. By seeking therapy you are giving yourself the opportunity of an empathic, compassionate and non-judgemental space where you can process difficult or painful thoughts and emotions. If you are looking for a therapeutic space where you can understand yourself better and develop more helpful ways of dealing with challenges or suffering in your life, your journey start here.
020 3835 5174 View 020 3835 5174
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Dr Claudia, Willow Psychology Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC2A  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, isolated or overwhelmed by your difficulties? Reaching out for support can be hard, especially if you have not spoken with a psychologist before. My name is Claudia and I’m a compassionate and dedicated clinical psychologist, with over 8 years of experience working in the NHS. We will start by making sense of how your life experiences may have influenced your current problems, and then combining this understanding together with your own personal strengths, to create a treatment plan that will help you develop aspects of life that are important for you and reduce unwanted symptoms.
Are you feeling stuck, isolated or overwhelmed by your difficulties? Reaching out for support can be hard, especially if you have not spoken with a psychologist before. My name is Claudia and I’m a compassionate and dedicated clinical psychologist, with over 8 years of experience working in the NHS. We will start by making sense of how your life experiences may have influenced your current problems, and then combining this understanding together with your own personal strengths, to create a treatment plan that will help you develop aspects of life that are important for you and reduce unwanted symptoms.
020 4538 5521 View 020 4538 5521
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Kae Spencer
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC2A
I will help you explore, your thoughts and feelings, and work toward healing difficult experiences, and memories in a collaborative, deeply empathetic and completely non-judgmental way. ​
I will help you explore, your thoughts and feelings, and work toward healing difficult experiences, and memories in a collaborative, deeply empathetic and completely non-judgmental way. ​
020 3053 9816 View 020 3053 9816
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The Self Space
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
London EC2A
Join us for a good conversation with a qualified person. In a world which can sometimes be challenging, frightening, overwhelming, complex and seriously hard to navigate, it’s not surprising that sometimes we don’t feel ok. Whether you’re struggling, feeling a bit ‘meh’ or wanting to pro-actively work on your mental health — we’re here. We’re open 7 days a week, 7:30am – 9:30pm with over 65 therapists to choose from. We don’t have a waiting list. There’s no long and faffy assessment process. Just straightforward therapy in a way that suits you. We’ve got you.
Join us for a good conversation with a qualified person. In a world which can sometimes be challenging, frightening, overwhelming, complex and seriously hard to navigate, it’s not surprising that sometimes we don’t feel ok. Whether you’re struggling, feeling a bit ‘meh’ or wanting to pro-actively work on your mental health — we’re here. We’re open 7 days a week, 7:30am – 9:30pm with over 65 therapists to choose from. We don’t have a waiting list. There’s no long and faffy assessment process. Just straightforward therapy in a way that suits you. We’ve got you.
020 3962 1580 View 020 3962 1580

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EC2A

80+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in EC2A who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
91% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
86% Stress
75% Bereavement
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% AXA PPP
76% Aviva
62% Vitality

How Counsellors in EC2A see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
35% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EC2A?

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.