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Sophie Spiegler
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London N3
I'm a trauma psychotherapist with over 11 years experience and over 17 years mentoring experience. Working somatically, relationally and collaboratively I support you to find balance between building trust & safety, whilst providing enough challenge to find deep lasting change from long standing painful relational patterns. Specialising in trauma, including relational trauma, family dysfunction, childhood and adult sexual trauma. Working with mind, body, soul and spirit, I view the human experience through a holistic lens - you are not a person who needs to be fixed, but have wounds that need attending to.
I'm a trauma psychotherapist with over 11 years experience and over 17 years mentoring experience. Working somatically, relationally and collaboratively I support you to find balance between building trust & safety, whilst providing enough challenge to find deep lasting change from long standing painful relational patterns. Specialising in trauma, including relational trauma, family dysfunction, childhood and adult sexual trauma. Working with mind, body, soul and spirit, I view the human experience through a holistic lens - you are not a person who needs to be fixed, but have wounds that need attending to.
020 3909 9880 View 020 3909 9880
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Dr Lycia Forde
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W4  (Online Only)
Having worked in mental health for over 15 years I have experience of working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. My practice is grounded in theory and methodologies informed by the latest evidence and I work in adherence with NICE guidelines. It gives me huge pleasure supporting individual clients or couples to overcome their challenges and achieve their therapeutic goals. My specialities are Adjustment Disorder, Agoraphobia, Complex Trauma, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Bereavement, Health Anxiety, Insomnia, Low Self-Esteem, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias and relational difficulties.
Having worked in mental health for over 15 years I have experience of working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. My practice is grounded in theory and methodologies informed by the latest evidence and I work in adherence with NICE guidelines. It gives me huge pleasure supporting individual clients or couples to overcome their challenges and achieve their therapeutic goals. My specialities are Adjustment Disorder, Agoraphobia, Complex Trauma, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Bereavement, Health Anxiety, Insomnia, Low Self-Esteem, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias and relational difficulties.
020 3838 0885 View 020 3838 0885
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Ryan Powell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1S
I am trained in both couple’s therapy and individual therapy and also offer Supervision. As an Integrative Counsellor, I am here to walk beside you on your journey. My approach is empathetic and compassionate; however I will challenge my clients to help them achieve their goals. I have worked within the NHS and now within a university conducting short term solution focused therapy. I have created a successful private practice and I want the sessions to focus on my clients needs. I will provide the platform for you to discuss what you need to discuss and the safety of a confidential, caring and warm space.
I am trained in both couple’s therapy and individual therapy and also offer Supervision. As an Integrative Counsellor, I am here to walk beside you on your journey. My approach is empathetic and compassionate; however I will challenge my clients to help them achieve their goals. I have worked within the NHS and now within a university conducting short term solution focused therapy. I have created a successful private practice and I want the sessions to focus on my clients needs. I will provide the platform for you to discuss what you need to discuss and the safety of a confidential, caring and warm space.
020 4538 8657 View 020 4538 8657
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Philip Evans
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW4
I aim to provide counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns, feelings and whatever is troubling you. The development of trusting and warm therapeutic relationship is a foundation for gaining a better understanding of yourself and working towards the change you want and finding a more fulfilling way of living.
I aim to provide counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns, feelings and whatever is troubling you. The development of trusting and warm therapeutic relationship is a foundation for gaining a better understanding of yourself and working towards the change you want and finding a more fulfilling way of living.
020 3870 3415 View 020 3870 3415
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Marlicah Onayomake
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE24
Hello. I created A Place Called Me Therapy service understanding that your experiences are unique to you as an individual. Supporting you to release and discover, lets focus on how you are feeling on the inside. Are you struggling in areas in your life that are causing you difficult & painful emotions? Feeling stuck? You may no longer feel fulfilment or enjoyment due to life changes or simply very overwhelmed or trapped in difficult situations. Free from judgement focussed only on you, removing the views, opinions & judgement of others. My aim is to support you to find greater ease in managing your life with warmth and understanding
Hello. I created A Place Called Me Therapy service understanding that your experiences are unique to you as an individual. Supporting you to release and discover, lets focus on how you are feeling on the inside. Are you struggling in areas in your life that are causing you difficult & painful emotions? Feeling stuck? You may no longer feel fulfilment or enjoyment due to life changes or simply very overwhelmed or trapped in difficult situations. Free from judgement focussed only on you, removing the views, opinions & judgement of others. My aim is to support you to find greater ease in managing your life with warmth and understanding
020 8049 7865 View 020 8049 7865
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Novia Mak
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London N1  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist is like trying to find the perfect puzzle piece for your life. It's not always easy, and I get that. I understand the struggle and the importance of connecting with someone who really "gets" you. Life can throw all sorts of curveballs, and talking about it with someone can be a game-changer. Picture me as a friendly guide on this journey – someone who listens without judgment, and is genuinely interested in your story.
Finding the right therapist is like trying to find the perfect puzzle piece for your life. It's not always easy, and I get that. I understand the struggle and the importance of connecting with someone who really "gets" you. Life can throw all sorts of curveballs, and talking about it with someone can be a game-changer. Picture me as a friendly guide on this journey – someone who listens without judgment, and is genuinely interested in your story.
020 4538 8225 View 020 4538 8225
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Dr Dane Duncan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1U  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years of experience, specialiaing in providing compassionate and down-to-earth therapy. As a bookworm, rock-climber, and cat-Dad, I understand the importance of connecting on a personal level. Therapy with me is a journey focused on compassion, resilience, and understanding. I believe that your story is central, and together, we can navigate through challenges or nurture the positives in your life. I work with a wide range of clients and have expertise in stress, sadness, worry, couples work, sexuality, and gender diversity, I offer a tailored approach to suit your unique needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years of experience, specialiaing in providing compassionate and down-to-earth therapy. As a bookworm, rock-climber, and cat-Dad, I understand the importance of connecting on a personal level. Therapy with me is a journey focused on compassion, resilience, and understanding. I believe that your story is central, and together, we can navigate through challenges or nurture the positives in your life. I work with a wide range of clients and have expertise in stress, sadness, worry, couples work, sexuality, and gender diversity, I offer a tailored approach to suit your unique needs.
020 3984 7939 View 020 3984 7939
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Josephine Brain
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W1W
If you feel stuck in despair, anxiety or loneliness, feel out of your depth, or find the same old relational patterns keep repeating, therapy can help. You don't have to grapple alone. Therapy offers a non-judgemental, confidential relationship for exploring patterns and processes together, bringing curiosity to what might be happening out of awareness, and supporting you to think about how you might become freer and more fulfilled in the ways you respond to self, others and situations.
If you feel stuck in despair, anxiety or loneliness, feel out of your depth, or find the same old relational patterns keep repeating, therapy can help. You don't have to grapple alone. Therapy offers a non-judgemental, confidential relationship for exploring patterns and processes together, bringing curiosity to what might be happening out of awareness, and supporting you to think about how you might become freer and more fulfilled in the ways you respond to self, others and situations.
07960 978753 View 07960 978753
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Rebecca Josephine Sutton
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E2
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Rebecca. Perhaps you are struggling with feeling like you are stuck in the same patterns, and are powerless to stop them. Maybe you have a more specific problem, such as anxiety, or need to work through a recent trauma or life change. Having a therapist closer to your age can be useful. It can be easier to talk to someone who understands the ins and outs of modern dating, social media and the way technology is impacting our social lives. My ability to relate to your issues, at the same time holding a wealth of experience and training, is my unique offering to a therapeutic relationship.
Hi! I'm Rebecca. Perhaps you are struggling with feeling like you are stuck in the same patterns, and are powerless to stop them. Maybe you have a more specific problem, such as anxiety, or need to work through a recent trauma or life change. Having a therapist closer to your age can be useful. It can be easier to talk to someone who understands the ins and outs of modern dating, social media and the way technology is impacting our social lives. My ability to relate to your issues, at the same time holding a wealth of experience and training, is my unique offering to a therapeutic relationship.
020 3856 7901 View 020 3856 7901
Bethany Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E14  (Online Only)
Are you wanting to explore or process things that have happened in your life and affected you in some sort of way? Whether that is a bereavement, a break up, family issues, trauma. anxiety, depression, loneliness, social anxiety etc, I am here to walk beside you and build a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship to enable us to work through whatever is troubling you. Do you need somewhere to offload and express thoughts, feelings, and emotions that you struggle to tell family and friends? Do you need to speak to someone who is going to listen, not judge, and be there for you unconditionally? Then this is the place to be.
Are you wanting to explore or process things that have happened in your life and affected you in some sort of way? Whether that is a bereavement, a break up, family issues, trauma. anxiety, depression, loneliness, social anxiety etc, I am here to walk beside you and build a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship to enable us to work through whatever is troubling you. Do you need somewhere to offload and express thoughts, feelings, and emotions that you struggle to tell family and friends? Do you need to speak to someone who is going to listen, not judge, and be there for you unconditionally? Then this is the place to be.
020 3761 7114 View 020 3761 7114
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Esin Osman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N14
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have experience of working with adults and young people. I have helped clients suffering with loss, relationship/family issues, anxiety, depression, abuse, and suicidal ideation's. I also have experience in the areas of - low self esteem, stress, work issues, sexuality, culture, diversity and bullying. I have an understanding of cultural needs and expectations.
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have experience of working with adults and young people. I have helped clients suffering with loss, relationship/family issues, anxiety, depression, abuse, and suicidal ideation's. I also have experience in the areas of - low self esteem, stress, work issues, sexuality, culture, diversity and bullying. I have an understanding of cultural needs and expectations.
07403 929754 View 07403 929754
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Dr Vanessa Bogle
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1W
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
020 8059 9445 View 020 8059 9445
Photo of Dr Nancy Nsiah, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Nancy Nsiah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SW19  (Online Only)
I am a Specialist Clinical Psychologist offering a therapy space to explore, build psychological tools and make sense of difficult experiences. My therapeutic style acknowledges that your mind, body, spirit, and community are connected. I invite you to bring all aspects of your identity that are important to you; whether it's your ethnicity, faith, cultural beliefs - all these areas can shape how we uniquely experience a range of mental health difficulties. I specialise in anxiety, burnout and stress management, adjusting to health diagnosis, lack of confidence, racial trauma, low mood or impostor syndrome.
I am a Specialist Clinical Psychologist offering a therapy space to explore, build psychological tools and make sense of difficult experiences. My therapeutic style acknowledges that your mind, body, spirit, and community are connected. I invite you to bring all aspects of your identity that are important to you; whether it's your ethnicity, faith, cultural beliefs - all these areas can shape how we uniquely experience a range of mental health difficulties. I specialise in anxiety, burnout and stress management, adjusting to health diagnosis, lack of confidence, racial trauma, low mood or impostor syndrome.
020 4538 7942 View 020 4538 7942
Photo of Fiona-Jane Thompson, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Fiona-Jane Thompson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SW11
I have worked with people, from different backgrounds, suffering from anxieties and feelings of despair and depression. Self criticism and criticism towards others may lead to isolation and low self esteem. People may not understand their feelings or why similar patterns in relationships occur. Grief arising from a loss, such as a bereavement, may too evoke a wide range of difficult feelings making it hard to cope. Whilst the facts of the past cannot be changed, your story can become updated in therapy. This can help un-addressed difficulties feel more manageable. Consequently, therapy can be a catalyst for growth and healing.
I have worked with people, from different backgrounds, suffering from anxieties and feelings of despair and depression. Self criticism and criticism towards others may lead to isolation and low self esteem. People may not understand their feelings or why similar patterns in relationships occur. Grief arising from a loss, such as a bereavement, may too evoke a wide range of difficult feelings making it hard to cope. Whilst the facts of the past cannot be changed, your story can become updated in therapy. This can help un-addressed difficulties feel more manageable. Consequently, therapy can be a catalyst for growth and healing.
020 3984 8358 View 020 3984 8358
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Guy Klein
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London NW6
I am an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist, specializing in treating OCD, as well as Generalised anxiety and anxiety attacks, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low self-esteem. Other difficulties I treat include Health anxiety, Social anxiety, BDD, and phobias. Full recovery, reliable improvement and reclaiming control over your life are all achievable goals with CBT and EMDR, through a paced process, tailored to your personal needs.
I am an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist, specializing in treating OCD, as well as Generalised anxiety and anxiety attacks, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low self-esteem. Other difficulties I treat include Health anxiety, Social anxiety, BDD, and phobias. Full recovery, reliable improvement and reclaiming control over your life are all achievable goals with CBT and EMDR, through a paced process, tailored to your personal needs.
020 4538 5157 View 020 4538 5157
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Dinah Danielle Knox-Hooke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E18
Are you looking for someone to talk to about what’s important to you? Maybe you need support sorting through things in your world, a safe space where your voice is heard and you can be yourself, warmly accepted no matter your circumstances. If you’ve been feeling sad, worried, or alone, this could be the right place for you.
Are you looking for someone to talk to about what’s important to you? Maybe you need support sorting through things in your world, a safe space where your voice is heard and you can be yourself, warmly accepted no matter your circumstances. If you’ve been feeling sad, worried, or alone, this could be the right place for you.
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Dr Yllka Morina
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1G
Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling with stress or low mood, or perhaps long standing issues such as problematic relationships, traumatic events or difficult childhood experiences ? Do you feel stuck in negative life patterns or thinking? Perhaps you want to make changes but unsure how to start? I can support you to make the changes you want to see in your life and within yourself. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the HCPC with 12 years of experience in working with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties relating to their emotional and relational wellbeing, both in the NHS and Private sector.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling with stress or low mood, or perhaps long standing issues such as problematic relationships, traumatic events or difficult childhood experiences ? Do you feel stuck in negative life patterns or thinking? Perhaps you want to make changes but unsure how to start? I can support you to make the changes you want to see in your life and within yourself. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the HCPC with 12 years of experience in working with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties relating to their emotional and relational wellbeing, both in the NHS and Private sector.
020 4538 0945 View 020 4538 0945
Rosanna Stroud
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SW2  (Online Only)
I am a qualified accredited CBT and EMDR therapist, currently working within an NHS talking therapies service, also offering private therapy. I pride myself in creating a safe, warm, and non-judgemental space, where we can navigate problems together. CBT therapy is an excellent talking therapy - focusing on how our beliefs about ourselves, others and the world, influence how we think, feel and behave. Often it is not what happens to us, it is the meaning we take from events which causes suffering.
I am a qualified accredited CBT and EMDR therapist, currently working within an NHS talking therapies service, also offering private therapy. I pride myself in creating a safe, warm, and non-judgemental space, where we can navigate problems together. CBT therapy is an excellent talking therapy - focusing on how our beliefs about ourselves, others and the world, influence how we think, feel and behave. Often it is not what happens to us, it is the meaning we take from events which causes suffering.
020 3805 3354 View 020 3805 3354
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Maha Amin
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London W1S
Do you sometimes feel totally alone even when surrounded by friends? Do you find that you cannot stop overthinking? Do you lack confidence? Does your worry about what people think stop you from saying or doing what you want? Do you ever feel overcome by unexplained sadness? Do you lack direction? Trying to make sense of all this can be daunting, which is totally understandable. Having counselling with me can help you understand yourself and your triggers allowing you to make positive changes in your life.
Do you sometimes feel totally alone even when surrounded by friends? Do you find that you cannot stop overthinking? Do you lack confidence? Does your worry about what people think stop you from saying or doing what you want? Do you ever feel overcome by unexplained sadness? Do you lack direction? Trying to make sense of all this can be daunting, which is totally understandable. Having counselling with me can help you understand yourself and your triggers allowing you to make positive changes in your life.
020 3375 2238 View 020 3375 2238
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Simon Burgess
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W6
Hi, my name is Simon and I work as a Psychotherapist in Private Practice in London. Clients who come to me for help usually have high levels of anxiety or depression and find themselves in repeating patterns within their relationships or at work that make them unhappy. I would offer you a safe, containing space where you could talk about and explore anything that’s difficult or overwhelming. We all have emotional needs and problems often arise when those needs are unmet. I would carefully explore which of your emotional needs were unmet during your childhood and possibly in your present life.
Hi, my name is Simon and I work as a Psychotherapist in Private Practice in London. Clients who come to me for help usually have high levels of anxiety or depression and find themselves in repeating patterns within their relationships or at work that make them unhappy. I would offer you a safe, containing space where you could talk about and explore anything that’s difficult or overwhelming. We all have emotional needs and problems often arise when those needs are unmet. I would carefully explore which of your emotional needs were unmet during your childhood and possibly in your present life.
01748 900754 View 01748 900754

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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

70% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
57% 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.