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Photo of Marie-Line Charler Counselling, Counsellor in London, England
Marie-Line Charler Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SE1
A counselling environment with a warm and empathic space conducive to unravel what is troubling you, be it feeling stuck, low mood, stressed out, grieving or abused, is offered on a weekly basis. Sessions are client-led, which means that we will work at your own pace. Feeling heard and validated can help you find your voice, gain insight and make decisions that feel right for you.
A counselling environment with a warm and empathic space conducive to unravel what is troubling you, be it feeling stuck, low mood, stressed out, grieving or abused, is offered on a weekly basis. Sessions are client-led, which means that we will work at your own pace. Feeling heard and validated can help you find your voice, gain insight and make decisions that feel right for you.
020 4538 7779 View 020 4538 7779
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Sondous @ yatb.uk (English/Farsi)
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
London N1
Are you seeking assistance to improve your relationship as a couple? With over a decade of experience as a certified Integrative Counselor, specializing in Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic approaches since 2009, I possess a comprehensive skill set to support you. I also bring expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Life Coaching. I offer interventions on both an individual and group basis, accessible via phone, Skype, Zoom, and WhatsApp, in English and Farsi. For more information, visit www.yatb.uk, a platform promoting self-development and unleashing your "best self."
Are you seeking assistance to improve your relationship as a couple? With over a decade of experience as a certified Integrative Counselor, specializing in Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic approaches since 2009, I possess a comprehensive skill set to support you. I also bring expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Life Coaching. I offer interventions on both an individual and group basis, accessible via phone, Skype, Zoom, and WhatsApp, in English and Farsi. For more information, visit www.yatb.uk, a platform promoting self-development and unleashing your "best self."
020 3095 4703 View 020 3095 4703
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Sandro @ Crystal Layers Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, COSRT General
Verified
2 Endorsed
London WC1N
I am a Clinical Sexologist and Couples therapist, with the aim of supporting YOU!. Promoting sex positive values when working with all aspects of Psychosexual therapy (Female and Male) . I work with a pluralistic approach rather than a model specific approach; therefore integrating valuable and practical theories, techniques and interventions. 'SEX - Almost everyone does it, but no one wants to talk about it', SHAME and GUILT are strong reasons, who to trust? who would understand? - Sexologists are here to help you to remove that heavy burden and dark layers.
I am a Clinical Sexologist and Couples therapist, with the aim of supporting YOU!. Promoting sex positive values when working with all aspects of Psychosexual therapy (Female and Male) . I work with a pluralistic approach rather than a model specific approach; therefore integrating valuable and practical theories, techniques and interventions. 'SEX - Almost everyone does it, but no one wants to talk about it', SHAME and GUILT are strong reasons, who to trust? who would understand? - Sexologists are here to help you to remove that heavy burden and dark layers.
020 3597 6732 View 020 3597 6732
Photo of Giuseppe Caruso, Psychotherapist in London, England
Giuseppe Caruso
Psychotherapist, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
London W9
I am a National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society psychotherapist. I am also a member candidate of the British Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association. I have worked for five years in the NHS as an individual and group psychotherapist. Currently, I treat patients at the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis, and in private practice. While I aim to relieve the psychological problems, the symptoms, that make life difficult to live, I also believe there is more to life than being symptom free—I aim to help the patient be one’s self.
I am a National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society psychotherapist. I am also a member candidate of the British Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association. I have worked for five years in the NHS as an individual and group psychotherapist. Currently, I treat patients at the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis, and in private practice. While I aim to relieve the psychological problems, the symptoms, that make life difficult to live, I also believe there is more to life than being symptom free—I aim to help the patient be one’s self.
020 4538 9542 View 020 4538 9542
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Claremont Project
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London N1
Claremont’s Relationship Counselling is set up to serve couples and those in relationship. We focus on understanding how life is experienced and understood by clients and we help people to raise their awareness of their experiences, and to explore and reflect on them. From reflection and awareness come new perspectives, understandings, feelings, and choices. The aim of our relationship counselling service is to create a better understanding of how problems arise and cycle within one’s relationships, with the overall goal of helping couples to increase feelings of security, connection, and closeness within the relationship.
Claremont’s Relationship Counselling is set up to serve couples and those in relationship. We focus on understanding how life is experienced and understood by clients and we help people to raise their awareness of their experiences, and to explore and reflect on them. From reflection and awareness come new perspectives, understandings, feelings, and choices. The aim of our relationship counselling service is to create a better understanding of how problems arise and cycle within one’s relationships, with the overall goal of helping couples to increase feelings of security, connection, and closeness within the relationship.
020 8138 0750 View 020 8138 0750
Photo of Nicola Moore, Psychotherapist in London, England
Nicola Moore
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London EC3V
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist working with adults in both private practice and the NHS. Although I have a practice in London I am currently working entirely via VC and able to take on new clients. I work largely in the psychodynamic model but always remain flexible to offer the best possible help. I encourage open-ended therapy for the most opportunity for change, growth, and support but also I am happy to offer time-limited/short-term therapy if that is what might suit you better. I am registered with all the major private healthcare providers should you wish to apply via them. Please see my website for more details
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist working with adults in both private practice and the NHS. Although I have a practice in London I am currently working entirely via VC and able to take on new clients. I work largely in the psychodynamic model but always remain flexible to offer the best possible help. I encourage open-ended therapy for the most opportunity for change, growth, and support but also I am happy to offer time-limited/short-term therapy if that is what might suit you better. I am registered with all the major private healthcare providers should you wish to apply via them. Please see my website for more details
020 8106 2924 View 020 8106 2924
Photo of Federica De Angelis, Psychotherapist in London, England
Federica De Angelis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
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 Sibel Sahin, Counsellor in London, England
Sibel Sahin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SW4
We all have moments when we feel low, stressed, anxious, depressed and just sometimes we can't seem to let go of our past experiences. Believing that the relationship between therapist and client is key, I aim to create a safe, warm space where clients can be heard and understood, to explore the depths of their thoughts and feelings, allowing them to speak the unspoken. I understand that each individual experience is unique and therefor tailor therapy to the needs of each client separately.
We all have moments when we feel low, stressed, anxious, depressed and just sometimes we can't seem to let go of our past experiences. Believing that the relationship between therapist and client is key, I aim to create a safe, warm space where clients can be heard and understood, to explore the depths of their thoughts and feelings, allowing them to speak the unspoken. I understand that each individual experience is unique and therefor tailor therapy to the needs of each client separately.
020 3984 8476 View 020 3984 8476
Photo of Natalia Lockett, Psychotherapist in London, England
Natalia Lockett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London N3
If you wish to bring clarity to your situation, to change your perspectives and feelings about yourself and your life, to combat your difficulties and to create positive changes for yourself, perhaps the therapy with me could be a first step in the right direction. I provide a professional and confidential space where you can feel welcomed; where your thoughts and feelings can be talked about without a fear of being judged or criticised; where we can explore the reasons that brought you to therapy, your present difficulties and influences from the past; where you can achieve greater insights and understanding of yourself.
If you wish to bring clarity to your situation, to change your perspectives and feelings about yourself and your life, to combat your difficulties and to create positive changes for yourself, perhaps the therapy with me could be a first step in the right direction. I provide a professional and confidential space where you can feel welcomed; where your thoughts and feelings can be talked about without a fear of being judged or criticised; where we can explore the reasons that brought you to therapy, your present difficulties and influences from the past; where you can achieve greater insights and understanding of yourself.
020 4538 7453 View 020 4538 7453
Photo of Alexander Morriss, Psychotherapist in London, England
Alexander Morriss
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
London W8
I believe that we all have a deep need to be understood; the feeling that another human being gets it. For some of us, that feeling is all too rare. Without it, our lives can become deeply unfulfilling, painful and hard, and we can feel let down by others, hurt and alone.  Sometimes we don't even understand for ourselves why things are so difficult.  Perhaps we've become trapped by events of the past, or can’t imagine a new future because the present is so intolerable. Faced with this, we can turn to ways of being that, although they helped initially perhaps, over time just made things worse.
I believe that we all have a deep need to be understood; the feeling that another human being gets it. For some of us, that feeling is all too rare. Without it, our lives can become deeply unfulfilling, painful and hard, and we can feel let down by others, hurt and alone.  Sometimes we don't even understand for ourselves why things are so difficult.  Perhaps we've become trapped by events of the past, or can’t imagine a new future because the present is so intolerable. Faced with this, we can turn to ways of being that, although they helped initially perhaps, over time just made things worse.
020 3389 5272 View 020 3389 5272
Photo of Tammy Smith, Psychotherapist in London, England
Tammy Smith
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London E2
I am integrative trained Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I have thriving private practice with clinics in Shoreditch, Hackney, London, E2 and Harley Street, Marylebone, London, W1G. I am experienced 1:1 and group therapist, I specialise in treating Trauma and Addictive Disorders in the broadest sense. I work with a wide range of psychological issues, I use an integrative approach that draws from a wide range of therapeutic perspectives and theories. I have worked for over two decades with Neurodivergent, Autism, ADHA. I have worked within the Drugs and Alcohol Industry for over a decade. I have been in private practice since 2018.
I am integrative trained Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I have thriving private practice with clinics in Shoreditch, Hackney, London, E2 and Harley Street, Marylebone, London, W1G. I am experienced 1:1 and group therapist, I specialise in treating Trauma and Addictive Disorders in the broadest sense. I work with a wide range of psychological issues, I use an integrative approach that draws from a wide range of therapeutic perspectives and theories. I have worked for over two decades with Neurodivergent, Autism, ADHA. I have worked within the Drugs and Alcohol Industry for over a decade. I have been in private practice since 2018.
020 3004 6138 View 020 3004 6138
Photo of Heather Gani, Psychotherapist in London, England
Heather Gani
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
London SE9
‘When a flower doesn’t bloom, it is not the flowers fault, you look at the environment in which it grows.’ I am a sensitive, warm, non judgemental, respectful therapist. I provide a relaxed and confidential therapeutic space, professional as well as being personable which provides a secure environment in which to process unresolved feelings. The core element of my practice is offering a reflective environment through a collaborative and therapeutic relationship. This relationship is built on trust in a space/context which includes authenticity and transparency, where you may feel safe to explore your internal or external conflict
‘When a flower doesn’t bloom, it is not the flowers fault, you look at the environment in which it grows.’ I am a sensitive, warm, non judgemental, respectful therapist. I provide a relaxed and confidential therapeutic space, professional as well as being personable which provides a secure environment in which to process unresolved feelings. The core element of my practice is offering a reflective environment through a collaborative and therapeutic relationship. This relationship is built on trust in a space/context which includes authenticity and transparency, where you may feel safe to explore your internal or external conflict
020 3915 5913 View 020 3915 5913
Photo of Dr Anna Mossayebi, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Anna Mossayebi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
London SW6
I am a Counselling Psychologist proficient in contemporary psychological models and techniques and I have been practicing for 13 years. In our work I will predominantly use psychoanalytic theory to help you make sense of your difficulties. I am passionate about psychotherapy and I firmly believe that it can make life’s challenges more tolerable and life itself more meaningful. Through our dialogue I will seek to build a safe and compassionate space where you can become curious about your mind, get to know yourself in a more honest way, beyond cliché descriptions and labels.
I am a Counselling Psychologist proficient in contemporary psychological models and techniques and I have been practicing for 13 years. In our work I will predominantly use psychoanalytic theory to help you make sense of your difficulties. I am passionate about psychotherapy and I firmly believe that it can make life’s challenges more tolerable and life itself more meaningful. Through our dialogue I will seek to build a safe and compassionate space where you can become curious about your mind, get to know yourself in a more honest way, beyond cliché descriptions and labels.
020 3879 4837 View 020 3879 4837
Photo of Hannah Cruttenden, Psychologist in London, England
Hannah Cruttenden
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
London W13
Experienced and friendly psychologist and psychotherapist offering relaxed and confidential psychotherapy/counselling to adults. I work with a range of issues, including anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties (past and present), life transitions, low self-esteem, and trauma. My work incorporates thinking and techniques from psychodynamic theory, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Experienced and friendly psychologist and psychotherapist offering relaxed and confidential psychotherapy/counselling to adults. I work with a range of issues, including anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties (past and present), life transitions, low self-esteem, and trauma. My work incorporates thinking and techniques from psychodynamic theory, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
020 4538 6304 View 020 4538 6304
Photo of Bridget Barnes Cbt Therapy, Psychotherapist in London, England
Bridget Barnes Cbt Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
4 Endorsed
London E17  (Online Only)
Hello I’m Bridget, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Anxiety Disorder specialist. I have extensive experience helping my clients view their anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a more rational, less threatening way. Bringing in a new perspective enables a new way of relating to yourself, or others. - -> Recent client feedback - “Bridget was really wonderful. I have left my sessions feeling empowered and confident that I have everything I need to tackle my OCD and challenging situations that may arise in future. I really can not thank her enough and I'm excited that I have various exercises I can use to navigate my OCD."
Hello I’m Bridget, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Anxiety Disorder specialist. I have extensive experience helping my clients view their anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a more rational, less threatening way. Bringing in a new perspective enables a new way of relating to yourself, or others. - -> Recent client feedback - “Bridget was really wonderful. I have left my sessions feeling empowered and confident that I have everything I need to tackle my OCD and challenging situations that may arise in future. I really can not thank her enough and I'm excited that I have various exercises I can use to navigate my OCD."
020 3835 5416 View 020 3835 5416
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Luisa Kos
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London SE15
Luisa trained at WPF and The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR). She is a member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) adhering to their code of ethics.
Luisa trained at WPF and The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR). She is a member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) adhering to their code of ethics.
020 3962 1633 View 020 3962 1633
Photo of Tahir Gulkaya, Psychotherapist in London, England
Tahir Gulkaya
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London EC4M
In my practice, I work in a way that gives patients the space to speak freely and to express what they’re thinking, feeling, and experiencing, in a completely confidential setting. The therapeutic alliance encourages the exploration of the self by focusing on the unconscious mind. The therapist-patient relationship is at the core of the therapeutic experience. Sessions are led by the patient’s ‘free association’, which simply means that, whatever you bring to a particular session, is what we work with. You might bring a memory, a feeling or a passing thought, continue our discussion from a previous session, or bring something new.
In my practice, I work in a way that gives patients the space to speak freely and to express what they’re thinking, feeling, and experiencing, in a completely confidential setting. The therapeutic alliance encourages the exploration of the self by focusing on the unconscious mind. The therapist-patient relationship is at the core of the therapeutic experience. Sessions are led by the patient’s ‘free association’, which simply means that, whatever you bring to a particular session, is what we work with. You might bring a memory, a feeling or a passing thought, continue our discussion from a previous session, or bring something new.
020 3893 8879 View 020 3893 8879
Photo of Irene Brown-Martin, Psychotherapist in London, England
Irene Brown-Martin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
London SE14
I am a accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor trained in a variety of psychological and counselling therapies. I utilise a variety of evidence based practices, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy to treat adults, adolescents and young adults, with depression identify and address problems in their relationships. My clinical interests include treating anxiety, trauma, race-based traumatic stress, unresolved childhood trauma, as well as with children and young people with a range of difficulties including mood and behavioural problems. I have extensive experience in the assessment and management of self harm and suicidal ideation.
I am a accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor trained in a variety of psychological and counselling therapies. I utilise a variety of evidence based practices, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy to treat adults, adolescents and young adults, with depression identify and address problems in their relationships. My clinical interests include treating anxiety, trauma, race-based traumatic stress, unresolved childhood trauma, as well as with children and young people with a range of difficulties including mood and behavioural problems. I have extensive experience in the assessment and management of self harm and suicidal ideation.
020 4538 8269 View 020 4538 8269
Photo of Kelly Garrett, Psychotherapist in London, England
Kelly Garrett
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
London SE24
My interest in Psychotherapy began many years ago when I embarked on a philosophical journey of self-discovery to gain a better understanding of myself and life. My interests developed into the works of existential thinkers Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean Paul Sartre.The Existential approach is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's confrontation with the givens of existence. At the time, I had a great need to understand my own existence and how my values gave meaning to my life
My interest in Psychotherapy began many years ago when I embarked on a philosophical journey of self-discovery to gain a better understanding of myself and life. My interests developed into the works of existential thinkers Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean Paul Sartre.The Existential approach is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's confrontation with the givens of existence. At the time, I had a great need to understand my own existence and how my values gave meaning to my life
020 3667 0861 View 020 3667 0861
Photo of ACT CBT online Clinical Psychologist Dr Phil Lurie, Psychologist in London, England
ACT CBT online Clinical Psychologist Dr Phil Lurie
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London SE1  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a daunting but enriching experience, and I hope that I can help you improve your well-being! I pride myself on making sessions affordable, informative, practical, reflective, challenging, and life-affirming. I will also give you ideas and exercises for in-between sessions, which is where a lot of the change happens. I am integral and compassionate and only offer strategies and new ways of thinking that I would welcome for myself. And I will also include more 'existential' questions about your values, purpose, joy, creativity and connections in your life. Please contact me to organise an initial assessment session.
Therapy can be a daunting but enriching experience, and I hope that I can help you improve your well-being! I pride myself on making sessions affordable, informative, practical, reflective, challenging, and life-affirming. I will also give you ideas and exercises for in-between sessions, which is where a lot of the change happens. I am integral and compassionate and only offer strategies and new ways of thinking that I would welcome for myself. And I will also include more 'existential' questions about your values, purpose, joy, creativity and connections in your life. Please contact me to organise an initial assessment session.
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Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
80% 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.