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Photo of Thomas Greally, Psychotherapist in London, England
Thomas Greally
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1W  (Online Only)
I work with couples and individuals in person, and via Zoom/Skype. I have specialist training in couples therapy. All couples come together with high hopes. And a satisfying relationship is key to happiness. Yet all relationships do face challenges. For example, has communication broken down or stopped? Do conversations turn into arguments? Are you feeling unheard, unwanted and alone? Or are you feeling boxed-in and overwhelmed? Are there trust issues? Has someone had an affair? Is there conflict around your sex-life, fertility issues, parenting etc? Whatever your situation, your relationship is important to you, and deserves help.
I work with couples and individuals in person, and via Zoom/Skype. I have specialist training in couples therapy. All couples come together with high hopes. And a satisfying relationship is key to happiness. Yet all relationships do face challenges. For example, has communication broken down or stopped? Do conversations turn into arguments? Are you feeling unheard, unwanted and alone? Or are you feeling boxed-in and overwhelmed? Are there trust issues? Has someone had an affair? Is there conflict around your sex-life, fertility issues, parenting etc? Whatever your situation, your relationship is important to you, and deserves help.
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Photo of Dr Harrie Bunker-Smith, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Harrie Bunker-Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW18  (Online Only)
I’m a Clinical Psychologist offering a warm and supportive space for those times when it feels like something needs to change and we could really use a hand. Perhaps on paper it looks like we have it all figured out but underneath we don’t feel happy. Or, we have goals we want to achieve but self-doubt, worry or other barriers leave us feeling paralysed. Sometimes the distress call is from our bodies – we are burnt out, stressed or struggling with a health condition. And sometimes events from the past feel like they are consuming our present, or we find ourselves repeating patterns we don't feel work but seem hard to escape.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist offering a warm and supportive space for those times when it feels like something needs to change and we could really use a hand. Perhaps on paper it looks like we have it all figured out but underneath we don’t feel happy. Or, we have goals we want to achieve but self-doubt, worry or other barriers leave us feeling paralysed. Sometimes the distress call is from our bodies – we are burnt out, stressed or struggling with a health condition. And sometimes events from the past feel like they are consuming our present, or we find ourselves repeating patterns we don't feel work but seem hard to escape.
01883 770542 View 01883 770542
Photo of Benjamin Roux, Psychotherapist in London, England
Benjamin Roux
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London N16
I am a psychotherapist, with over twelve years' experience and, offer a private, strictly confidential and non-judgemental service. In my practice, I treat established conditions, such as depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. I also work with less defined relational issues and repetitive destructive behaviours - tendencies that prevent connection or intimacy, and behaviours that sabotage desired outcomes.
I am a psychotherapist, with over twelve years' experience and, offer a private, strictly confidential and non-judgemental service. In my practice, I treat established conditions, such as depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. I also work with less defined relational issues and repetitive destructive behaviours - tendencies that prevent connection or intimacy, and behaviours that sabotage desired outcomes.
020 8106 2049 View 020 8106 2049
Photo of Borbala (Bee) Shehata-Jakab, Counsellor in London, England
Borbala (Bee) Shehata-Jakab
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W6
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you... (Jean-Paul Sartre) I believe therapy not only offers a space for processing confused, difficult or painful feelings but also aids self-discovery and development. I offer a safe space for my clients where they may explore things they have never talked about before. My priority is to provide a confidential, empathic and accepting atmosphere in which my client is free to question, reflect upon and express their true and unique self. I do this by developing a therapeutic connection with my client so that I accompany them on their journey side by side.
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you... (Jean-Paul Sartre) I believe therapy not only offers a space for processing confused, difficult or painful feelings but also aids self-discovery and development. I offer a safe space for my clients where they may explore things they have never talked about before. My priority is to provide a confidential, empathic and accepting atmosphere in which my client is free to question, reflect upon and express their true and unique self. I do this by developing a therapeutic connection with my client so that I accompany them on their journey side by side.
020 4538 3122 View 020 4538 3122
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Raymond Guddah
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE5
I am originally from the West Coast of Africa, Ghana and lived for the most part of my years in London, UK. I am a UK trained Psychodynamics Therapist with experience of using in-depth therapy to support clients in addressing unresolved early-life experiences. I do have 8 years working experience within the mental health services in the UK.
I am originally from the West Coast of Africa, Ghana and lived for the most part of my years in London, UK. I am a UK trained Psychodynamics Therapist with experience of using in-depth therapy to support clients in addressing unresolved early-life experiences. I do have 8 years working experience within the mental health services in the UK.
020 8106 0903 View 020 8106 0903
Photo of Luke James Baker, Psychotherapist in London, England
Luke James Baker
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SE22
I have worked extensively within NHS Talking Therapy Services, providing CBT to clients experiencing Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and Depression. I have had the pleasure of supporting clients across a range of ages, cultures, and abilities. I aim to create an open and reflective space where you can feel confident in exploring the challenges you face. Using a series of therapeutic techniques grounded in contemporary science, I will help you to achieve insights into how your thoughts and actions influence your life experience. This will create a foundation of knowledge from which you can start to catalyse positive change.
I have worked extensively within NHS Talking Therapy Services, providing CBT to clients experiencing Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and Depression. I have had the pleasure of supporting clients across a range of ages, cultures, and abilities. I aim to create an open and reflective space where you can feel confident in exploring the challenges you face. Using a series of therapeutic techniques grounded in contemporary science, I will help you to achieve insights into how your thoughts and actions influence your life experience. This will create a foundation of knowledge from which you can start to catalyse positive change.
020 3816 0345 View 020 3816 0345
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Ruth M Shelley
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC3V
You don’t have to suffer alone. In fact, exploring together, we are likely to find sense and meaning in any suffering as well as signs of your unique self and your potential to live a more fulfilling life. ‘Personal Consultancy’ is the official label for the way I work, combining the best of the main talking cures (counselling, psychotherapy and life coaching). I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society, with almost 30 years of experience.
You don’t have to suffer alone. In fact, exploring together, we are likely to find sense and meaning in any suffering as well as signs of your unique self and your potential to live a more fulfilling life. ‘Personal Consultancy’ is the official label for the way I work, combining the best of the main talking cures (counselling, psychotherapy and life coaching). I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society, with almost 30 years of experience.
07843 494832 View 07843 494832
Photo of Ehsan Abroun, Psychotherapist in London, England
Ehsan Abroun
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
London E2  (Online Only)
تمرکز حرفه ای من بر ارتقاء سلامت روانی فرد و بهبود روابط است و بر ارائه راهکارهای کارآمد در زمینه‌های متنوع برای حل مسائل روانشناختی تأکید دارم. علاقه‌مندی من به ایجاد ارتباط اثربخش با مراجعین و بهبود کیفیت زندگی افراد است
تمرکز حرفه ای من بر ارتقاء سلامت روانی فرد و بهبود روابط است و بر ارائه راهکارهای کارآمد در زمینه‌های متنوع برای حل مسائل روانشناختی تأکید دارم. علاقه‌مندی من به ایجاد ارتباط اثربخش با مراجعین و بهبود کیفیت زندگی افراد است
020 4538 3531 View 020 4538 3531
Photo of Dr Jennifer Black, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Jennifer Black
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE1  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or a bit lost? Perhaps you’ve recently had something difficult happen in your life, or maybe you’ve been struggling for a while now and have decided to seek support. Do you want a space to be listened to, understand what is going on and how to change things? I can offer my experience and expertise, drawing on the best evidence to support you and give you the tools & techniques you need to feel better. I can help you to get a better understanding of what is going on, what’s working for you and what isn’t and come up with an idea of how we can move things forward with a personalised therapy plan.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or a bit lost? Perhaps you’ve recently had something difficult happen in your life, or maybe you’ve been struggling for a while now and have decided to seek support. Do you want a space to be listened to, understand what is going on and how to change things? I can offer my experience and expertise, drawing on the best evidence to support you and give you the tools & techniques you need to feel better. I can help you to get a better understanding of what is going on, what’s working for you and what isn’t and come up with an idea of how we can move things forward with a personalised therapy plan.
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Photo of Danielle Handbridge, Counsellor in London, England
Danielle Handbridge
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N1  (Online Only)
I work with adults and young people from different backgrounds and different past experiences. I offer a confidential, non judgmental safe space where my clients can feel free to work through their presenting issue in a way that is comfortable for them. Therapy with me involves working together to identify the clients needs and agree the best possible way forward. I am a big believer in self-care and will work with my clients to ensure they focus on their own self-care throughout our therapy process and beyond. I'm passionate about working along side my clients throughout their therapy process to help them facilitate change.
I work with adults and young people from different backgrounds and different past experiences. I offer a confidential, non judgmental safe space where my clients can feel free to work through their presenting issue in a way that is comfortable for them. Therapy with me involves working together to identify the clients needs and agree the best possible way forward. I am a big believer in self-care and will work with my clients to ensure they focus on their own self-care throughout our therapy process and beyond. I'm passionate about working along side my clients throughout their therapy process to help them facilitate change.
020 3835 4254 View 020 3835 4254
Photo of Federica De Angelis, Psychotherapist in London, England
Federica De Angelis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW19
Do you find life or relationships difficult ? Do you feel anxious, depressed, vulnerable, wanting to change but uncertain on how to proceed ? I am a London based BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and BPC Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor in private practice in Wimbledon, London, and Online. I specialise in Chronic and life-threatening health conditions, Personality and Psychosomatic Presentations, Relationship and Psychosexual issues (intimacy, desire, compulsive sexual behaviours, arousal disorders), and provide psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples in English and Italian.
Do you find life or relationships difficult ? Do you feel anxious, depressed, vulnerable, wanting to change but uncertain on how to proceed ? I am a London based BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and BPC Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor in private practice in Wimbledon, London, and Online. I specialise in Chronic and life-threatening health conditions, Personality and Psychosomatic Presentations, Relationship and Psychosexual issues (intimacy, desire, compulsive sexual behaviours, arousal disorders), and provide psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples in English and Italian.
07902 776355 View 07902 776355
Photo of Sinead Marie Parker, Psychotherapist in London, England
Sinead Marie Parker
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
London WC1E
Hello! I am a warm, friendly and compassionate Creative and Embodied Psychotherapist offering a confidential, non judgemental, and collaborative therapy space. I embrace what makes you unique, prioritising safety and trust from the get go, so you can embark on a therapeutic journey of exploration, healing and change. Creative and Embodied Psychotherapy is a holistic and trauma informed approach to wellbeing, that works with the body and the mind to help you gain deeper insight and awareness into your inner world and experiences, whilst helping you connect with your strengths, resources and ability to heal.
Hello! I am a warm, friendly and compassionate Creative and Embodied Psychotherapist offering a confidential, non judgemental, and collaborative therapy space. I embrace what makes you unique, prioritising safety and trust from the get go, so you can embark on a therapeutic journey of exploration, healing and change. Creative and Embodied Psychotherapy is a holistic and trauma informed approach to wellbeing, that works with the body and the mind to help you gain deeper insight and awareness into your inner world and experiences, whilst helping you connect with your strengths, resources and ability to heal.
020 3818 1061 View 020 3818 1061
Photo of Julie Friend, Psychologist in London, England
Julie Friend
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE4
What's on your mind? Perhaps you have suffered a loss, or you are experiencing a low mood which seems to have appeared out of the blue. It might be that anxious feelings are overwhelming you, or that your relationships feel challenging or even destructive. Painful childhood experiences could be impacting your current life and your relationships in a way that feels unmanageable. Or perhaps none of the above - you just can't quite identify what you're feeling and would like to understand yourself better. Whatever your struggles I am happy to meet with you to discuss how I can help.
What's on your mind? Perhaps you have suffered a loss, or you are experiencing a low mood which seems to have appeared out of the blue. It might be that anxious feelings are overwhelming you, or that your relationships feel challenging or even destructive. Painful childhood experiences could be impacting your current life and your relationships in a way that feels unmanageable. Or perhaps none of the above - you just can't quite identify what you're feeling and would like to understand yourself better. Whatever your struggles I am happy to meet with you to discuss how I can help.
020 4530 8414 View 020 4530 8414
Photo of Sarah Hanchet, Psychotherapist in London, England
Sarah Hanchet
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W1T
Do you feel out of balance, filled up with anxiety, eaten up with guilt, exhausted by keeping a lid on your rage, frustrated by your repeating patterns & frightened by your own self-destruct button? Traumatic events, especially from childhood can emotionally overwhelm us. If we can't make sense of them (which needs another mind) then we store the emotion in our body until we can. We protect ourselves, but little by little, these old feelings demand our attention. They need to be turned into into words, so that we can mourn what we've lost, and make the repressed experience a known part of our story. Have you reached this point?
Do you feel out of balance, filled up with anxiety, eaten up with guilt, exhausted by keeping a lid on your rage, frustrated by your repeating patterns & frightened by your own self-destruct button? Traumatic events, especially from childhood can emotionally overwhelm us. If we can't make sense of them (which needs another mind) then we store the emotion in our body until we can. We protect ourselves, but little by little, these old feelings demand our attention. They need to be turned into into words, so that we can mourn what we've lost, and make the repressed experience a known part of our story. Have you reached this point?
020 3761 4056 View 020 3761 4056
Photo of Nevena Curcic, Counsellor in London, England
Nevena Curcic
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1W
Experiencing anxiety, depression, problems in relationships or some more elusive trouble that is difficult to name? There are many situations that prompt people to seek help when they encounter a problem in living and struggle to find a way through confusion and emotional suffering. Talking things trough helps. As a therapist, my primary concern is to create a warm and respectful relationship that would provide support as well as encourage you to express your feelings and reflect upon what is going on for you. Rather than being a neutral observer, I seek to involve myself in your effort to deal with your distress.
Experiencing anxiety, depression, problems in relationships or some more elusive trouble that is difficult to name? There are many situations that prompt people to seek help when they encounter a problem in living and struggle to find a way through confusion and emotional suffering. Talking things trough helps. As a therapist, my primary concern is to create a warm and respectful relationship that would provide support as well as encourage you to express your feelings and reflect upon what is going on for you. Rather than being a neutral observer, I seek to involve myself in your effort to deal with your distress.
01748 901328 View 01748 901328
Photo of Audra Brown, Counsellor in London, England
Audra Brown
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW2  (Online Only)
There are times in our life journey which we all have our share of good and bad experiences. Sometimes the bad experiences can either overwhelm or leave us in a place where we feel bruised and unable to cope. Together we can explore your experiences enabling you to develop a new personal understanding of yourself in real life settings. I can provide short or long-term therapy the choice is yours to make. To create a safe place within your home or office in which your voice is listened to. Support you to overcome your present and future difficulties.
There are times in our life journey which we all have our share of good and bad experiences. Sometimes the bad experiences can either overwhelm or leave us in a place where we feel bruised and unable to cope. Together we can explore your experiences enabling you to develop a new personal understanding of yourself in real life settings. I can provide short or long-term therapy the choice is yours to make. To create a safe place within your home or office in which your voice is listened to. Support you to overcome your present and future difficulties.
020 3835 2691 View 020 3835 2691
Photo of Brenda Rozenfeld, Psychologist in London, England
Brenda Rozenfeld
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SW3
At times life can be overwhelming: loneliness, divorce, grief, parenting or work challenges... Even natural transitions can throw us off. Coping with difficult feelings alone can be daunting. I provide a safe, confidential space, in which to identify and work through what is troubling you. You can expect to explore unresolved issues, bringing greater understanding of yourself and your patterns of relating. I am interested in the roles you take within families, couples and work. Prior to re-training, I had a career in law and finance, so am familiar with high-pressure environments, stress and the search for a healthy life-balance.
At times life can be overwhelming: loneliness, divorce, grief, parenting or work challenges... Even natural transitions can throw us off. Coping with difficult feelings alone can be daunting. I provide a safe, confidential space, in which to identify and work through what is troubling you. You can expect to explore unresolved issues, bringing greater understanding of yourself and your patterns of relating. I am interested in the roles you take within families, couples and work. Prior to re-training, I had a career in law and finance, so am familiar with high-pressure environments, stress and the search for a healthy life-balance.
01748 352050 View 01748 352050
Photo of Pauline Ferguson, Psychotherapist in London, England
Pauline Ferguson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N8  (Online Only)
After working in Social Care for over 25 years, 20 years as a qualified Social Worker working with families and with Victim Support. Placing myself in my client's shoes so to speak being able to listen to the issues, and the need to not only be heard but understood from the client's frame of reference. With my professional experiences and calm manner, I support my clients in attaining their goals in therapy always keeping my focus on the needs of my clients and working at their pace. I feel that by being able to identify with the trauma that is experienced be it racial or identity I can value the experience for my client.
After working in Social Care for over 25 years, 20 years as a qualified Social Worker working with families and with Victim Support. Placing myself in my client's shoes so to speak being able to listen to the issues, and the need to not only be heard but understood from the client's frame of reference. With my professional experiences and calm manner, I support my clients in attaining their goals in therapy always keeping my focus on the needs of my clients and working at their pace. I feel that by being able to identify with the trauma that is experienced be it racial or identity I can value the experience for my client.
020 3835 3141 View 020 3835 3141
Photo of Esmée Rotmans, Psychotherapist in London, England
Esmée Rotmans
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London E4
Whether you are experiencing a crisis, traumatic event or a recurring difficulty, it can be helpful to get support rather than struggle on your own. Alternatively you may cope well but are feeling uncertain about the direction of your life. Whatever your needs are, it can be an effective means of addressing your issues. In my experience problems presented are often symptoms for underlying conflicts as well as opportunities for personal growth. Whatever you would like to get support with, I offer a a safe, ethical and confidential space where you can discuss your concerns in a non judgmental and meaningful way.
Whether you are experiencing a crisis, traumatic event or a recurring difficulty, it can be helpful to get support rather than struggle on your own. Alternatively you may cope well but are feeling uncertain about the direction of your life. Whatever your needs are, it can be an effective means of addressing your issues. In my experience problems presented are often symptoms for underlying conflicts as well as opportunities for personal growth. Whatever you would like to get support with, I offer a a safe, ethical and confidential space where you can discuss your concerns in a non judgmental and meaningful way.
020 3002 6648 View 020 3002 6648
Photo of Claire Mouchot, Psychotherapist in London, England
Claire Mouchot
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE1
I like to see any life journey as a metaphor to walking in known and unknown territories. We follow the cairns along the way (beliefs, relationships, professional career...) and sometimes we lose sight of them, we get anxious; stuck; lost; not good enough and compensatory mechanisms no longer work. This is usually when we look for help, including counselling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. In the therapeutic setting, I will walk with you at your pace to re-discover or re-build these structures that bring you a sense of direction, safety, strength and meaning in your life and allow you to go on to your individual path.
I like to see any life journey as a metaphor to walking in known and unknown territories. We follow the cairns along the way (beliefs, relationships, professional career...) and sometimes we lose sight of them, we get anxious; stuck; lost; not good enough and compensatory mechanisms no longer work. This is usually when we look for help, including counselling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. In the therapeutic setting, I will walk with you at your pace to re-discover or re-build these structures that bring you a sense of direction, safety, strength and meaning in your life and allow you to go on to your individual path.
020 3871 8314 View 020 3871 8314

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
65% AXA PPP
58% Vitality

How Counsellors in London see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in London?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.