Counselling in Croydon

Photo of Stephen Little, MA, MUKCP, Counsellor
Stephen Little
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
I offer a creative, non-judgmental psychotherapeutic relationship in which you can explore your bereavement, significant loss, depression, anxiety or spirituality at your own pace. Bereavement can leave you feeling lost, alone, shattered, stuck, numb, not yourself, fearful of burdening others and feeling unfamiliar to yourself. Depression can be heavy and draining, while anxiety can be too energising and exposing, and both can be isolating and exhausting. Significant losses - of a job, relationship, faith, health, expectations, even illusions (!) - can also be equally challenging as well as opportunities for befriending yourself.
I offer a creative, non-judgmental psychotherapeutic relationship in which you can explore your bereavement, significant loss, depression, anxiety or spirituality at your own pace. Bereavement can leave you feeling lost, alone, shattered, stuck, numb, not yourself, fearful of burdening others and feeling unfamiliar to yourself. Depression can be heavy and draining, while anxiety can be too energising and exposing, and both can be isolating and exhausting. Significant losses - of a job, relationship, faith, health, expectations, even illusions (!) - can also be equally challenging as well as opportunities for befriending yourself.
020 3857 8050 View 020 3857 8050
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Jen Summerfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
Having a difficult time? Getting better starts with a single conversation. I offer a non-judgemental space in which my clients can work through painful or difficult experiences with warmth and kindness. I aim to provide a secure base in which it is possible to slowly build trust in an on-going therapeutic relationship, empowering the individual to develop the internal resources to cope with the many challenges that life brings. I will listen carefully to whatever my client needs to talk about, without fear of judgment and explore together any difficulties. Please visit my website at jensummerfield.uk for more information.
Having a difficult time? Getting better starts with a single conversation. I offer a non-judgemental space in which my clients can work through painful or difficult experiences with warmth and kindness. I aim to provide a secure base in which it is possible to slowly build trust in an on-going therapeutic relationship, empowering the individual to develop the internal resources to cope with the many challenges that life brings. I will listen carefully to whatever my client needs to talk about, without fear of judgment and explore together any difficulties. Please visit my website at jensummerfield.uk for more information.
01798 305318 View 01798 305318
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Moeez Siddiqui
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Croydon CR0
Hi, I'm Moeez, a qualified integrative therapist. In this fast-moving, uncertain, and precarious time period, there can be many responsibilities and problems we have to shoulder. Are you suffering from stress? Always worrying? Has your mood been consistently low recently? Not sure what your purpose in life is? Are there difficulties in your relationships? Have you not been able to process past trauma? Experiencing discrimination? Struggling with identity? Do you want clarity and awareness in how to get better?
Hi, I'm Moeez, a qualified integrative therapist. In this fast-moving, uncertain, and precarious time period, there can be many responsibilities and problems we have to shoulder. Are you suffering from stress? Always worrying? Has your mood been consistently low recently? Not sure what your purpose in life is? Are there difficulties in your relationships? Have you not been able to process past trauma? Experiencing discrimination? Struggling with identity? Do you want clarity and awareness in how to get better?
01689 666180 View 01689 666180
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Natasha Louise Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Croydon CR0
I have worked with both individual clients and couples. I have worked with individuals in secondary school, community mental health, charities and the NHS providing both short-term and long-term counselling. I have worked with couples using emotionally focused therapy which allows the couple to look at their current cycle of feeling and thoughts and how that impact on their behaviour towards each other.
I have worked with both individual clients and couples. I have worked with individuals in secondary school, community mental health, charities and the NHS providing both short-term and long-term counselling. I have worked with couples using emotionally focused therapy which allows the couple to look at their current cycle of feeling and thoughts and how that impact on their behaviour towards each other.
01260 545140 View 01260 545140
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Paul Fitzpatrick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Croydon CR0
I have been in that unimaginable place, where I did not know where to turn or even where to begin to make the necessary changes to improve my life. It is through my own positive experiences of counselling that I decided to train to become a counsellor. I understand that taking that first step towards seeking support can seem very challenging. It is with this empathetic thought in mind, and the ethical framework that I work within that I always endeavour to establish a transparent and trusting therapeutic relationship, without judgement, in a safe and confidential environment.
I have been in that unimaginable place, where I did not know where to turn or even where to begin to make the necessary changes to improve my life. It is through my own positive experiences of counselling that I decided to train to become a counsellor. I understand that taking that first step towards seeking support can seem very challenging. It is with this empathetic thought in mind, and the ethical framework that I work within that I always endeavour to establish a transparent and trusting therapeutic relationship, without judgement, in a safe and confidential environment.
01689 664649 View 01689 664649
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Erica Jane Ruse Whalley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0  (Online Only)
Hi, sometimes it no longer seems enough to talk to friends or family, and we need further support and insight to get back on track. I work with adults, teenagers and children, offering a range of therapeutic methods, to find which suit you best. I am a fully trained and accredited Counsellor with the British Assiciation of Counselling and Psychologists, I am trained in person centred, Psycho- dynamic and CBT and I offer many creative techniques such as Jungian Kallffian Sandplay which is a gentle but extremely effective way of working with children, teenagers and adults. I would really like to hear from you, please send a text (0781 209 7293) or email (stillvoice.ej@gmail.com) so that we can arrange a time for an initial phone call to discuss how I can help you.
Hi, sometimes it no longer seems enough to talk to friends or family, and we need further support and insight to get back on track. I work with adults, teenagers and children, offering a range of therapeutic methods, to find which suit you best. I am a fully trained and accredited Counsellor with the British Assiciation of Counselling and Psychologists, I am trained in person centred, Psycho- dynamic and CBT and I offer many creative techniques such as Jungian Kallffian Sandplay which is a gentle but extremely effective way of working with children, teenagers and adults. I would really like to hear from you, please send a text (0781 209 7293) or email (stillvoice.ej@gmail.com) so that we can arrange a time for an initial phone call to discuss how I can help you.
020 3962 1569 View 020 3962 1569
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Thomas Smithson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Tom, and my aim is to offer you a supportive and kind space to experience change, healing and to help you explore whatever it is you are going through. Much of my work supports clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, connection, identity, self-esteem, existential thoughts and the search for meaning. You might also be going through life changes, looking to explore yourself or understand, challenge & change behaviours. I work with all adults and specialise in working with queer communities & those who are neurodivergent. These will be your sessions and I aim to help you work towards whatever goals you have.
Hello, my name is Tom, and my aim is to offer you a supportive and kind space to experience change, healing and to help you explore whatever it is you are going through. Much of my work supports clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, connection, identity, self-esteem, existential thoughts and the search for meaning. You might also be going through life changes, looking to explore yourself or understand, challenge & change behaviours. I work with all adults and specialise in working with queer communities & those who are neurodivergent. These will be your sessions and I aim to help you work towards whatever goals you have.
01798 305067 View 01798 305067
Photo of Claudine Ford, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Claudine Ford
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
Navigating life's challenges can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, sad, guilty, unable to sleep because we're worried or fearful of what might happen. We often struggle to talk about difficult things because of shame or feeling judged, and we probably think that we should be able to deal with it, whatever it is, and that we don't want to burden people we know with our troubles. Whether it's a relationship, your partner, children, your past, your career or finances, a death or loss, having a safe and neutral space to talk things through, to help to start to make sense of things or to accept a new normal, can be transformative.
Navigating life's challenges can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, sad, guilty, unable to sleep because we're worried or fearful of what might happen. We often struggle to talk about difficult things because of shame or feeling judged, and we probably think that we should be able to deal with it, whatever it is, and that we don't want to burden people we know with our troubles. Whether it's a relationship, your partner, children, your past, your career or finances, a death or loss, having a safe and neutral space to talk things through, to help to start to make sense of things or to accept a new normal, can be transformative.
020 8187 1386 View 020 8187 1386
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RLMcKenzie
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
Rebecca (R.l.McKenzie) is a psychological fiction writer. In addition to writing stories, Rebecca recognises the value of connection in her work as a counsellor. She believes that for therapy to be effective, the client must experience that connection. She seeks to discover more healthful approaches to grieving and the effects of emotions. In addition, she specialises in bereavement and suicide prevention and relationship building. “I relish collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds. If you're prepared to restore order to your life. Reprogram and turn up to the sessions, We'll work well together as a team”
Rebecca (R.l.McKenzie) is a psychological fiction writer. In addition to writing stories, Rebecca recognises the value of connection in her work as a counsellor. She believes that for therapy to be effective, the client must experience that connection. She seeks to discover more healthful approaches to grieving and the effects of emotions. In addition, she specialises in bereavement and suicide prevention and relationship building. “I relish collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds. If you're prepared to restore order to your life. Reprogram and turn up to the sessions, We'll work well together as a team”
01689 663139 View 01689 663139
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Rachel JOHNSON
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Croydon CR0  (Online Only)
With compassionate conversations and understanding, I walk alongside survivors of trauma, coping with anxiety, depression and emotional distress. I empower individuals to embrace their journey towards healing and growth. I provide a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you find balance and hope. My priority is your well-being, especially during times of confusion or difficulty. With both day and evening sessions available, I am committed to being there when you need support. Together, we can navigate your journey towards healing and personal growth.
With compassionate conversations and understanding, I walk alongside survivors of trauma, coping with anxiety, depression and emotional distress. I empower individuals to embrace their journey towards healing and growth. I provide a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you find balance and hope. My priority is your well-being, especially during times of confusion or difficulty. With both day and evening sessions available, I am committed to being there when you need support. Together, we can navigate your journey towards healing and personal growth.
01689 661195 View 01689 661195
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Lewis Gains
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or a position you have been in before, it can be a bit daunting contacting someone new and unknown. To help with this, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lewis Gains, an experienced therapist who offers you a safe space to speak about whatever it is you wish to bring. You may have specific goals in mind, or you may wish to simply speak and see how things go. What is important is that you have made this step to get to here.
Welcome to my profile. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or a position you have been in before, it can be a bit daunting contacting someone new and unknown. To help with this, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lewis Gains, an experienced therapist who offers you a safe space to speak about whatever it is you wish to bring. You may have specific goals in mind, or you may wish to simply speak and see how things go. What is important is that you have made this step to get to here.
020 3667 0764 View 020 3667 0764
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Younes Abdulkhadir Hussein
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
I am a qualified Counsellor and I have gained B A Counselling/mental health Degree ! Diploma in integrative Counselling and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am also in ongoing professional training to increase and expand my skills. My counselling approach is essentially person-centered, psychodynamic and transpersonal focusing on the uniqueness, potentiality and self-empowerment of the individual. I also draw on my knowledge and understanding of the psychodynamic (transference), Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive approaches to counselling. I have also gained certificate of suicide prevention.
I am a qualified Counsellor and I have gained B A Counselling/mental health Degree ! Diploma in integrative Counselling and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am also in ongoing professional training to increase and expand my skills. My counselling approach is essentially person-centered, psychodynamic and transpersonal focusing on the uniqueness, potentiality and self-empowerment of the individual. I also draw on my knowledge and understanding of the psychodynamic (transference), Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive approaches to counselling. I have also gained certificate of suicide prevention.
020 3376 8033 View 020 3376 8033
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Romeo Aurelian Mocanescu
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
I am an experienced bilingual professionally qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist specialised in adult psychotherapy. I am passionate about helping people who are going through emotional struggles and need help with their symptoms. Our sessions together imply hard work from both of us in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself. This, in turn, can help create a better and more positive connection with yourself and with the people around you. My understanding of human and psychological development, together with an emphasis on attachment patterns and the psychology of complexes are pillars which support my work.
I am an experienced bilingual professionally qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist specialised in adult psychotherapy. I am passionate about helping people who are going through emotional struggles and need help with their symptoms. Our sessions together imply hard work from both of us in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself. This, in turn, can help create a better and more positive connection with yourself and with the people around you. My understanding of human and psychological development, together with an emphasis on attachment patterns and the psychology of complexes are pillars which support my work.
020 3815 7525 View 020 3815 7525
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Jacqueline Elizabeth Smikle
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
A qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The focus of my work is reparative which is at the heart of what I do. I help people to understand and repair relationships. I provide a non-judgmental counselling space for people to talk through challenging feelings, emotions, and life experiences. My working style is collaborative, which is embedded in my work enabling adults, children, young people, couples and family groups to achieve their desired outcome. My approach is integrative Person Centre, Psychodynamic and Intercultural Therapy.
A qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The focus of my work is reparative which is at the heart of what I do. I help people to understand and repair relationships. I provide a non-judgmental counselling space for people to talk through challenging feelings, emotions, and life experiences. My working style is collaborative, which is embedded in my work enabling adults, children, young people, couples and family groups to achieve their desired outcome. My approach is integrative Person Centre, Psychodynamic and Intercultural Therapy.
020 3835 3791 View 020 3835 3791
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Hana Dunajova
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0  (Online Only)
My role is to actively listen and offer insights and support as we navigate both the spoken and unspoken questions that weigh on you. Whether you have clear topics to discuss or are unsure where to begin, as a person-centered counsellor, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can explore at your own pace. My approach to counselling been described as welcoming, accepting, emphatic, authentic and warm. My clients felt as they been supported, held and truly understood.
My role is to actively listen and offer insights and support as we navigate both the spoken and unspoken questions that weigh on you. Whether you have clear topics to discuss or are unsure where to begin, as a person-centered counsellor, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can explore at your own pace. My approach to counselling been described as welcoming, accepting, emphatic, authentic and warm. My clients felt as they been supported, held and truly understood.
020 4538 7562 View 020 4538 7562
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Joanna Cole Dip.Couns
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with both adults and children, providing support to individuals facing various emotional challenges. I have helped clients with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, phobias, self-harm, sexuality, autism, ADHD, exam stress, bereavement, addiction, anger management, eating disorders, and more. I am also experienced in domestic abuse and trauma counselling, supporting clients who have experienced different forms of abuse. Additionally, I have provided guidance to individuals participating in 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous.
I have extensive experience working with both adults and children, providing support to individuals facing various emotional challenges. I have helped clients with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, phobias, self-harm, sexuality, autism, ADHD, exam stress, bereavement, addiction, anger management, eating disorders, and more. I am also experienced in domestic abuse and trauma counselling, supporting clients who have experienced different forms of abuse. Additionally, I have provided guidance to individuals participating in 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous.
07401 763994 View 07401 763994
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Joao Bernardo
Psychotherapist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
For over 10 years I have worked with people facing difficult moment in life - trauma; addictions; work related difficulties; academic performance; depression; anxiety; etc. - as well as with people facing more complex "mental health" difficulties. My work has been developed in different contexts as private clinic; within charities; and mental health units. My aim is to offer my availability, listen to my client's experience, and offer the thinking of a second mind, besides the client's mind, in a safe place where the difficult subjects can be unfolded.
For over 10 years I have worked with people facing difficult moment in life - trauma; addictions; work related difficulties; academic performance; depression; anxiety; etc. - as well as with people facing more complex "mental health" difficulties. My work has been developed in different contexts as private clinic; within charities; and mental health units. My aim is to offer my availability, listen to my client's experience, and offer the thinking of a second mind, besides the client's mind, in a safe place where the difficult subjects can be unfolded.
01689 661713 View 01689 661713
Photo of Kate Megase, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Kate Megase
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Croydon CR9
I am a psychotherapist specialising in couple and relationship therapy. I also work with individuals and I provide clinical supervision to other therapists. I am the author of a self-help book called Dump the Baggage. I specialise in issues associated with: Couples and relationship therapy, Anxiety/Depression, Trauma, and Low self-esteem. I am committed to providing an excellent service to help my clients: Develop healthy relationships, Fulfil overall therapeutic goals within six sessions, and Provide clear techniques and strategies along with unique ways and ideas to treat stress, anxiety and depression & Improve self-esteem.
I am a psychotherapist specialising in couple and relationship therapy. I also work with individuals and I provide clinical supervision to other therapists. I am the author of a self-help book called Dump the Baggage. I specialise in issues associated with: Couples and relationship therapy, Anxiety/Depression, Trauma, and Low self-esteem. I am committed to providing an excellent service to help my clients: Develop healthy relationships, Fulfil overall therapeutic goals within six sessions, and Provide clear techniques and strategies along with unique ways and ideas to treat stress, anxiety and depression & Improve self-esteem.
01798 305047 View 01798 305047
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Vanessa Onyuku-Opukiri
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sensitive issues? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks or the effects of past trauma? Or perhaps you find it hard to open up and talk about yourself. I am a friendly, qualified and experienced counsellor who is passionate about helping people who have never had counselling before or who find it difficult to talk. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space to explore both past and present issues. I offer one to one counselling for adults either face to face or over the telephone.
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sensitive issues? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks or the effects of past trauma? Or perhaps you find it hard to open up and talk about yourself. I am a friendly, qualified and experienced counsellor who is passionate about helping people who have never had counselling before or who find it difficult to talk. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space to explore both past and present issues. I offer one to one counselling for adults either face to face or over the telephone.
07480 535329 View 07480 535329
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Crystal 'ear Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Croydon CR0
Are you a parent who is worried about their teenager? Are you struggling to communicate with one another whilst finding it hard to understand each other? Does your young person suffer with anxiety or persistent low moods? Maybe they are struggling academically and/or refusing to go to school? Would you benefit from having an open and honest conversation with your young person in a safe and familiar environment? Young people want to be heard. They want to be respected and treated as adults.
Are you a parent who is worried about their teenager? Are you struggling to communicate with one another whilst finding it hard to understand each other? Does your young person suffer with anxiety or persistent low moods? Maybe they are struggling academically and/or refusing to go to school? Would you benefit from having an open and honest conversation with your young person in a safe and familiar environment? Young people want to be heard. They want to be respected and treated as adults.
07492 882981 View 07492 882981

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Croydon

100+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Croydon who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
71% Bereavement
65% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Vitality
65% Aviva
61% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Croydon see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Croydon?

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.