Counselling in London

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Photo of Avantika Bhatia, Psychotherapist in London, England
Avantika Bhatia
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified
London NW10
I understand how it can feel challenging to begin work with a therapist, and I aim to create a space that feels safe, accepting and non-judgmental. I work closely with clients to understand their goals, so I can tailor treatment plans based on each client's unique needs. I focus on deepening my clients' understanding of themselves, with the goal of helping clients experience the sense of empowerment and freedom that often accompanies deeper self understanding. I have helped clients with a range of concerns, such as relationship difficulties, women's health, parental concerns, anxiety, life-transitions, grief and loss, depression
I understand how it can feel challenging to begin work with a therapist, and I aim to create a space that feels safe, accepting and non-judgmental. I work closely with clients to understand their goals, so I can tailor treatment plans based on each client's unique needs. I focus on deepening my clients' understanding of themselves, with the goal of helping clients experience the sense of empowerment and freedom that often accompanies deeper self understanding. I have helped clients with a range of concerns, such as relationship difficulties, women's health, parental concerns, anxiety, life-transitions, grief and loss, depression
020 3959 7384 View 020 3959 7384
Photo of Yvonne Williams, Counsellor in London, England
Yvonne Williams
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE20
Welcome! Sometimes life can be very challenging and during those times we may experience a range of emotions such as loneliness, helplessness, anxiety, depression, fear etc. I am Dr Yvonne Williams, a fully qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working with individuals, children, couples and groups from diverse cultural backgrounds. I provide both long and short term counselling tailored to meet individual needs. My experience has been varied with children in schools and adults within the corporate and public sector.
Welcome! Sometimes life can be very challenging and during those times we may experience a range of emotions such as loneliness, helplessness, anxiety, depression, fear etc. I am Dr Yvonne Williams, a fully qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working with individuals, children, couples and groups from diverse cultural backgrounds. I provide both long and short term counselling tailored to meet individual needs. My experience has been varied with children in schools and adults within the corporate and public sector.
020 8051 4914 View 020 8051 4914
Photo of Sara Williams, Counsellor in London, England
Sara Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SW1W
25yrs+ Private Practice in Bodywork, Talking Therapies, Relational and Behaviour Change experience inform my Integrative Counselling approach. This means relationships and how we relate to ourselves and others, is key to understanding how we experience life and our mental wellbeing. I have lived, worked and travelled extensively, working with a wide variety of people from all walks of life, presenting with varied mental health states including: stress, anxiety, depression, questions of identity, health concerns, life transitions: pregnancy, parenthood, relationship beginnings/endings, work, menopause, mid-life crisis, ageing, death.
25yrs+ Private Practice in Bodywork, Talking Therapies, Relational and Behaviour Change experience inform my Integrative Counselling approach. This means relationships and how we relate to ourselves and others, is key to understanding how we experience life and our mental wellbeing. I have lived, worked and travelled extensively, working with a wide variety of people from all walks of life, presenting with varied mental health states including: stress, anxiety, depression, questions of identity, health concerns, life transitions: pregnancy, parenthood, relationship beginnings/endings, work, menopause, mid-life crisis, ageing, death.
020 4538 5667 View 020 4538 5667
Photo of Deniz Cavlak, Psychotherapist in London, England
Deniz Cavlak
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
London NW1
Difficult life events and experiences, particularly the early ones, impact the way we perceive ourselves and relate to others. They often lead to challenging emotions such as fear, anger, anxiety, guilt, or shame. When the emotions remain unexpressed and unprocessed, they may cause physical symptoms, intrusive thoughts, feelings of incompetence and unworthiness, lack of interest, concentration difficulties, stress, poor boundaries, relationship issues, and so on.
Difficult life events and experiences, particularly the early ones, impact the way we perceive ourselves and relate to others. They often lead to challenging emotions such as fear, anger, anxiety, guilt, or shame. When the emotions remain unexpressed and unprocessed, they may cause physical symptoms, intrusive thoughts, feelings of incompetence and unworthiness, lack of interest, concentration difficulties, stress, poor boundaries, relationship issues, and so on.
020 4538 3050 View 020 4538 3050
Photo of Lina Kaoud, Psychotherapist in London, England
Lina Kaoud
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC2M
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, with over fifteen years of experience working within the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. I trained at the Tavistock Centre and I am a member of Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists as well as a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am accredited by the British Psychoanalytical Council. My experience includes working at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department at Kings College Hospital, the Adults Complex Needs Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS, The Centre for Better Health Counselling Service and Islington Bereavement Service.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, with over fifteen years of experience working within the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. I trained at the Tavistock Centre and I am a member of Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists as well as a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am accredited by the British Psychoanalytical Council. My experience includes working at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department at Kings College Hospital, the Adults Complex Needs Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS, The Centre for Better Health Counselling Service and Islington Bereavement Service.
020 3856 3631 View 020 3856 3631
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Liam Daniels
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London N22
I have trained in existential psychotherapy, and I apply this in my work with clients. The starting point is the experience of the client, to provide the opportunity for them to examine their understanding of life, and the problems and dilemmas they face; to reassess their goals and desires. It provides an opportunity to consider how their choices have been constrained, perhaps by the views and expectations of others, but also by constraints rooted in our society. Understanding can lead to questioning, and growth, possibly in new directions.
I have trained in existential psychotherapy, and I apply this in my work with clients. The starting point is the experience of the client, to provide the opportunity for them to examine their understanding of life, and the problems and dilemmas they face; to reassess their goals and desires. It provides an opportunity to consider how their choices have been constrained, perhaps by the views and expectations of others, but also by constraints rooted in our society. Understanding can lead to questioning, and growth, possibly in new directions.
020 3856 3783 View 020 3856 3783
Photo of Dr Lola Olukotun, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Lola Olukotun
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London E14
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked as a therapist for many years and enjoy helping people make sense of their experiences. I value hearing each person's story and supporting them to find inner calm, understanding, and change unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaving and relating to others. There are many reasons why people seek therapy and would like someone to talk to. I have specialist interest and experience in working with a variety of difficulties, primarily depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, stress &burnout, relationship issues and insecure attachment styles.
I have worked as a therapist for many years and enjoy helping people make sense of their experiences. I value hearing each person's story and supporting them to find inner calm, understanding, and change unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaving and relating to others. There are many reasons why people seek therapy and would like someone to talk to. I have specialist interest and experience in working with a variety of difficulties, primarily depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, stress &burnout, relationship issues and insecure attachment styles.
020 4538 3982 View 020 4538 3982
Photo of Jurgen Carlo Schmidt, Psychotherapist in London, England
Jurgen Carlo Schmidt
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
London WC2N
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
020 3816 3535 View 020 3816 3535
Photo of Sharon Bergin, Psychotherapist in London, England
Sharon Bergin
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London EC2M
My specialist areas are relational difficulties and trauma. From these areas, we experience symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown, and at times other harmful and/or repetitive behaviours. My focus will be on helping you understand the function they have served for you, where they come from, and how to bring about change I have experience of working with individuals who present with diagnoses such as ADHD, autism, with one or more of the many different personality disorder, and with individuals who experience psychotic states of mind. That said, anyone can engage in therapy at any time, and, for any reason.
My specialist areas are relational difficulties and trauma. From these areas, we experience symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown, and at times other harmful and/or repetitive behaviours. My focus will be on helping you understand the function they have served for you, where they come from, and how to bring about change I have experience of working with individuals who present with diagnoses such as ADHD, autism, with one or more of the many different personality disorder, and with individuals who experience psychotic states of mind. That said, anyone can engage in therapy at any time, and, for any reason.
020 3835 3297 View 020 3835 3297
Photo of Eleanor Ord, Psychotherapist in London, England
Eleanor Ord
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
London E8
There are many reasons you may be looking for a therapist, and no “right reason” to seek help. You may have specific aims for your therapy, or you may not be sure why life is feeling challenging. Pain and struggle are natural parts of the human experience, but we can also be incredibly creative when it comes to trying to protect ourselves, and avoiding difficult feelings. Maybe you want a space where you can talk and be heard. Whatever brings you to my room, I provide a safe and collaborative space to explore your experiences.
There are many reasons you may be looking for a therapist, and no “right reason” to seek help. You may have specific aims for your therapy, or you may not be sure why life is feeling challenging. Pain and struggle are natural parts of the human experience, but we can also be incredibly creative when it comes to trying to protect ourselves, and avoiding difficult feelings. Maybe you want a space where you can talk and be heard. Whatever brings you to my room, I provide a safe and collaborative space to explore your experiences.
020 3835 5489 View 020 3835 5489
Photo of Sinead Marie Parker, Psychotherapist in London, England
Sinead Marie Parker
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
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 Dianne Everitt, Psychologist in London, England
Dianne Everitt
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London SW19  (Online Only)
I’m a Clinical Psychologist, working with high achievers who struggle with high functioning anxiety, self-confidence and self-esteem, burnout, stress, and relationship difficulties. If on the surface you look like you have it all together, but the silent voice of self-doubt plagues you, then we will likely work well together. I like to work with the heart of a matter, rather than treat symptoms at a surface level. I work with both adolescents and adults, and have over 13 years experience in mental health. I have a fantastic team of Psychologists working with me, and we also specialise in ADHD, ASD and ADHD assessments.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist, working with high achievers who struggle with high functioning anxiety, self-confidence and self-esteem, burnout, stress, and relationship difficulties. If on the surface you look like you have it all together, but the silent voice of self-doubt plagues you, then we will likely work well together. I like to work with the heart of a matter, rather than treat symptoms at a surface level. I work with both adolescents and adults, and have over 13 years experience in mental health. I have a fantastic team of Psychologists working with me, and we also specialise in ADHD, ASD and ADHD assessments.
01252 947363 View 01252 947363
Photo of Shae Harmon, Psychotherapist in London, England
Shae Harmon
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
London N22  (Online Only)
I am Shae (they/them), a Queer Sex & Relationship Therapist working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and partners. As LGBTQIA+ people that can be really hard and scary to unpack how to make sustainable change in our lives. This is why, together, we can choose a pace that works for you. I can help you understand the parts that make you - YOU - reducing shame and increasing connection with yourself and others.
I am Shae (they/them), a Queer Sex & Relationship Therapist working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and partners. As LGBTQIA+ people that can be really hard and scary to unpack how to make sustainable change in our lives. This is why, together, we can choose a pace that works for you. I can help you understand the parts that make you - YOU - reducing shame and increasing connection with yourself and others.
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Photo of Helen George, Psychotherapist in London, England
Helen George
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
London E8
Not accepting new clients
I am a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and Specialist Infertility Counsellor, specialising in working with women. I have over 15 years experience of working in the field of mental health. I work with women who have experienced trauma (in all forms), PTSD and other distressing life events. I also work with women who are struggling with infertility, baby loss and involuntary childlessness.
I am a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and Specialist Infertility Counsellor, specialising in working with women. I have over 15 years experience of working in the field of mental health. I work with women who have experienced trauma (in all forms), PTSD and other distressing life events. I also work with women who are struggling with infertility, baby loss and involuntary childlessness.
020 8092 5448 View 020 8092 5448
Photo of Rhodri Karim, Psychotherapist in London, England
Rhodri Karim
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
3 Endorsed
London N1
Gestalt therapy is embodied and relational. My aim is to nourish a felt sense of wholeness for you, and support your growth in the here-and-now. I have expertise in recovery from abuse, gender and sexuality, transitions and crisis, and integration of psychedelic, spiritual and extraordinary experience. I am committed to anti-oppressive practice, affirming of trans experience, knowledgeable in issues of gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD), and work with the difference that makes you who you are. I draw from rich traditions in psychology, mythology, ecology, spirituality, and the arts, as well as my own life experience.
Gestalt therapy is embodied and relational. My aim is to nourish a felt sense of wholeness for you, and support your growth in the here-and-now. I have expertise in recovery from abuse, gender and sexuality, transitions and crisis, and integration of psychedelic, spiritual and extraordinary experience. I am committed to anti-oppressive practice, affirming of trans experience, knowledgeable in issues of gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD), and work with the difference that makes you who you are. I draw from rich traditions in psychology, mythology, ecology, spirituality, and the arts, as well as my own life experience.
020 3910 6822 View 020 3910 6822
Photo of Stella Nwokolo, Counsellor in London, England
Stella Nwokolo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE13  (Online Only)
You have made a conscious effort and an important decision to seek counseling. You may be struggling to cope with life, or anxious about certain issues in your life which often leads to challenges with work, family, and relationships. Perhaps you need to reflect and work on yourself. I will work with you by telephone, from the comfort of your own home or wherever you consider a safe space. We will explore these issues with the aim of creating greater self-awareness and self-worth to help you understand and cope better.
You have made a conscious effort and an important decision to seek counseling. You may be struggling to cope with life, or anxious about certain issues in your life which often leads to challenges with work, family, and relationships. Perhaps you need to reflect and work on yourself. I will work with you by telephone, from the comfort of your own home or wherever you consider a safe space. We will explore these issues with the aim of creating greater self-awareness and self-worth to help you understand and cope better.
020 3856 3086 View 020 3856 3086
Photo of Piotr Sznicer, Psychotherapist in London, England
Piotr Sznicer
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London SW19
Navigating the complexities of addiction, chronic pain, or depression can feel isolating and daunting. You're not alone in this journey. Piotr Sznicer deeply understands the weight of these challenges and is genuinely committed to supporting you. With expertise in therapies like CBT, MBCT, ACT, and CFT, Piotr crafts a compassionate and personalized healing path tailored just for you. Drawing from his significant experience with the National Health Services, rest assured you're in caring and expert hands. Together, you can start journey towards healing, empowerment, and a renewed sense of well-being.
Navigating the complexities of addiction, chronic pain, or depression can feel isolating and daunting. You're not alone in this journey. Piotr Sznicer deeply understands the weight of these challenges and is genuinely committed to supporting you. With expertise in therapies like CBT, MBCT, ACT, and CFT, Piotr crafts a compassionate and personalized healing path tailored just for you. Drawing from his significant experience with the National Health Services, rest assured you're in caring and expert hands. Together, you can start journey towards healing, empowerment, and a renewed sense of well-being.
020 3871 3253 View 020 3871 3253
Photo of Gail Walker, Counsellor in London, England
Gail Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SW18  (Online Only)
Finding the right person to trust and talk to can feel difficult, but together we can explore your issues, in a safe place where you will be heard fully; and where you will be able to process your thoughts openly without judgement. As a qualified integrative counsellor, I draw upon a person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic approach. This places my client’s best interest first; to facilitate the safe and trusted exploration of current and past conflicts, trauma and/or struggles affecting you today.
Finding the right person to trust and talk to can feel difficult, but together we can explore your issues, in a safe place where you will be heard fully; and where you will be able to process your thoughts openly without judgement. As a qualified integrative counsellor, I draw upon a person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic approach. This places my client’s best interest first; to facilitate the safe and trusted exploration of current and past conflicts, trauma and/or struggles affecting you today.
020 3835 2874 View 020 3835 2874
Photo of Nazee Akbari, Psychotherapist in London, England
Nazee Akbari
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
London N3
With over twenty years of experience in the mental health field,I am a highly qualified bilingual psychotherapist at the Doctorate level.Throughout my career, I have assisted numerous individuals,couples, and families. I offer therapy in both English and Farsi and hold certification as a clinical supervisor. My therapeutic approach is integrative, customized to suit the individual needs of each client, encompassing various methodologies such as Humanistic,Psychoanalytic,and Cognitive Behavioral therapies.Furthermore,I am a visiting supervisor at Anglia Ruskin University,and I also serve as a guest speaker on BBC Persian & Manoto TV.
With over twenty years of experience in the mental health field,I am a highly qualified bilingual psychotherapist at the Doctorate level.Throughout my career, I have assisted numerous individuals,couples, and families. I offer therapy in both English and Farsi and hold certification as a clinical supervisor. My therapeutic approach is integrative, customized to suit the individual needs of each client, encompassing various methodologies such as Humanistic,Psychoanalytic,and Cognitive Behavioral therapies.Furthermore,I am a visiting supervisor at Anglia Ruskin University,and I also serve as a guest speaker on BBC Persian & Manoto TV.
020 4538 7865 View 020 4538 7865
Photo of Meng (Maggie) Shen, Psychotherapist in London, England
Meng (Maggie) Shen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London N10
I’m an experienced psychotherapist trained to the highest level in my profession with a doctorate in psychotherapy and counselling psychology. I believe that psychotherapy can create a non-shaming, safe space for you to explore the unsaid, to give voices to thoughts and feelings previously unknown. Psychotherapy can be challenging but growthful work that could increase awareness of yourself, create new meanings, and live life more in the present. Research shows that the most important factor in the success of therapy is client motivation - you have to really want to change for it to happen, and I am here to support that journey.
I’m an experienced psychotherapist trained to the highest level in my profession with a doctorate in psychotherapy and counselling psychology. I believe that psychotherapy can create a non-shaming, safe space for you to explore the unsaid, to give voices to thoughts and feelings previously unknown. Psychotherapy can be challenging but growthful work that could increase awareness of yourself, create new meanings, and live life more in the present. Research shows that the most important factor in the success of therapy is client motivation - you have to really want to change for it to happen, and I am here to support that journey.

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% 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
67% AXA PPP
59% 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.

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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.