Counselling in London

View neighbourhoods and districts in London
Photo of Nicole Narracott - Step Forward Counselling, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Step Forward Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE12  (Online Only)
Infertility impacts 1 in 6 couples, it is life changing and isolating. Losing a baby is devastating, no matter how far along. The fear of never achieving parenthood, ever-present. Childlessness is a grief few understand and yet 1 in 5 women remain childless, the large majority, involuntarily. Wondering if / when, to change direction, to continue pursuing parenthood or not, can leave you feeling overwhelmed. I am a psychotherapist, supporting women and men who are struggling with pregnancy loss; infertility; IVF, potentially using Donor Eggs; Sperm or Embryos as well as childlessness and associated secondary losses.
Infertility impacts 1 in 6 couples, it is life changing and isolating. Losing a baby is devastating, no matter how far along. The fear of never achieving parenthood, ever-present. Childlessness is a grief few understand and yet 1 in 5 women remain childless, the large majority, involuntarily. Wondering if / when, to change direction, to continue pursuing parenthood or not, can leave you feeling overwhelmed. I am a psychotherapist, supporting women and men who are struggling with pregnancy loss; infertility; IVF, potentially using Donor Eggs; Sperm or Embryos as well as childlessness and associated secondary losses.
020 3872 2842 View 020 3872 2842
Photo of Ban Hass, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Ban Hass
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW6
I am an Integrative psychotherapist (MBACP) based in South West London, Fulham. I have a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling and I offer sessions both in-person in Fulham and via zoom. I would describe my practice as combining warmth with appropriate challenge. At times, I may do more than sit back and nod; I am not a blank slate or a traditional therapist. I believe in a therapeutic relationship that is genuine and in open and honest conversations.
I am an Integrative psychotherapist (MBACP) based in South West London, Fulham. I have a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling and I offer sessions both in-person in Fulham and via zoom. I would describe my practice as combining warmth with appropriate challenge. At times, I may do more than sit back and nod; I am not a blank slate or a traditional therapist. I believe in a therapeutic relationship that is genuine and in open and honest conversations.
View
Photo of Arefa Attan - Healing Minds Therapy, MBACP, Counsellor
Healing Minds Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E6
I am a counsellor who provides a safe, warm and comfortable place for clients to explore what is making them feel unhappy with their lives, and enable them to explore how they can move forward or adjust to what they are experiencing, to be the person they want to be and lead a happy fulfilling life. Our lives can change in a second sometimes this is a good experience, but when it changes and makes us feel unhappy, sometimes alone and overwhelmed with life, we want this to change, however this can be painful and difficult to do alone, I believe counselling gives the client a safe place to explore these feelings.
I am a counsellor who provides a safe, warm and comfortable place for clients to explore what is making them feel unhappy with their lives, and enable them to explore how they can move forward or adjust to what they are experiencing, to be the person they want to be and lead a happy fulfilling life. Our lives can change in a second sometimes this is a good experience, but when it changes and makes us feel unhappy, sometimes alone and overwhelmed with life, we want this to change, however this can be painful and difficult to do alone, I believe counselling gives the client a safe place to explore these feelings.
020 4538 4197 View 020 4538 4197
Photo of Emma Byrne, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Emma Byrne
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W4
I believe that even the most painful of traumas can be worked through with compassion, curiosity and playfulness. I can support you to reshape your life through exploration and experiment. I can help you to find your resilience and strength, to heal your grief, and to choose your future.
I believe that even the most painful of traumas can be worked through with compassion, curiosity and playfulness. I can support you to reshape your life through exploration and experiment. I can help you to find your resilience and strength, to heal your grief, and to choose your future.
020 3909 9634 View 020 3909 9634
Photo of Toby Burton - Toby Burton, MA, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Toby Burton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London NW5
I am a psychotherapist and addiction specialist with 27 years experience of working in addiction. I work in the short and long-term, on a weekly, fortnightly and ad-hoc basis with young and older adults to help them with addiction and the issues that underlie their dependence, including anxiety, anger, depression and relational difficulties.
I am a psychotherapist and addiction specialist with 27 years experience of working in addiction. I work in the short and long-term, on a weekly, fortnightly and ad-hoc basis with young and older adults to help them with addiction and the issues that underlie their dependence, including anxiety, anger, depression and relational difficulties.
020 3984 9514 View 020 3984 9514
Photo of Camila Davila, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Camila Davila
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW6
I am a Counselling Psychologist working in London specialising in adult psychotherapy. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic space. My attitude to my work is one of collaboration, openness and flexibility, adapting treatment to suit the needs and resources of each client. I am particularly experienced with clients going through mid life crisis or in periods of transition in life such as having lost a loved one, going through a divorce/separation or changing life circumstances like starting in a new place. Also clients going through a depression, in search of meaning or on a spiritual quest
I am a Counselling Psychologist working in London specialising in adult psychotherapy. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic space. My attitude to my work is one of collaboration, openness and flexibility, adapting treatment to suit the needs and resources of each client. I am particularly experienced with clients going through mid life crisis or in periods of transition in life such as having lost a loved one, going through a divorce/separation or changing life circumstances like starting in a new place. Also clients going through a depression, in search of meaning or on a spiritual quest
020 3826 8586 View 020 3826 8586
Photo of Elle Heasman, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Elle Heasman
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SE15
Couples Therapy: Communication is the foundation of all human relationships and how we talk to each other can be an indicator of how healthy our relationship is. Both need to take individual and collective accountability and responsibility of how they communicate and listen to each other if a relationship is to flourish. Do you have a daily or weekly check-in with your partner to check the temperature of the relationship? Or, do you only find the time to point out difficulties and problems in the relationship, resulting in no solution focused understanding of agreement and you are irritated and frustrated and need some clarity?
Couples Therapy: Communication is the foundation of all human relationships and how we talk to each other can be an indicator of how healthy our relationship is. Both need to take individual and collective accountability and responsibility of how they communicate and listen to each other if a relationship is to flourish. Do you have a daily or weekly check-in with your partner to check the temperature of the relationship? Or, do you only find the time to point out difficulties and problems in the relationship, resulting in no solution focused understanding of agreement and you are irritated and frustrated and need some clarity?
View
Photo of Ajay Kumar Khandelwal, PhD, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Ajay Kumar Khandelwal
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE1
Please get in touch if you are having relationship or personal difficulties. I've worked with adults with mental health difficulties for over 25 years. My job is to help you find a way forward. I am an adult psychoanalytical psychotherapist, which means I can work with at depth, and for as long as it helps. I have easy to find and comfortable therapy rooms in SE1 and W1.
Please get in touch if you are having relationship or personal difficulties. I've worked with adults with mental health difficulties for over 25 years. My job is to help you find a way forward. I am an adult psychoanalytical psychotherapist, which means I can work with at depth, and for as long as it helps. I have easy to find and comfortable therapy rooms in SE1 and W1.
020 3960 5445 View 020 3960 5445
Photo of Deborah Sless, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Deborah Sless
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW5
I am a fully qualified experienced and accredited psychotherapist working with individuals and couples (since 1992). I am also an accredited COSRT Psychosexual and Relationship therapist. My aim is to build a safe and holding space for a trusting relationship to develop where you can explore and share your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and problems/difficulties. I believe that you have many of the answers you are seeking within yourself.
I am a fully qualified experienced and accredited psychotherapist working with individuals and couples (since 1992). I am also an accredited COSRT Psychosexual and Relationship therapist. My aim is to build a safe and holding space for a trusting relationship to develop where you can explore and share your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and problems/difficulties. I believe that you have many of the answers you are seeking within yourself.
020 3984 7837 View 020 3984 7837
Photo of Lydia McCall, MBACP, Counsellor
Lydia McCall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW6
Does life feel like it’s getting on top of you? No energy or motivation? Constantly anxious? Do you need a safe place to talk? You are in the right place. I am so happy you have found me. Realising you have a problem that you can't solve on your own is a brave first step for any person. Seeking out help and support is one of the toughest decisions to make. As your counsellor, I want you to know that I will be here to support you and work with you to help you become the person you want to be. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, such as; depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties etc.
Does life feel like it’s getting on top of you? No energy or motivation? Constantly anxious? Do you need a safe place to talk? You are in the right place. I am so happy you have found me. Realising you have a problem that you can't solve on your own is a brave first step for any person. Seeking out help and support is one of the toughest decisions to make. As your counsellor, I want you to know that I will be here to support you and work with you to help you become the person you want to be. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, such as; depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties etc.
01748 902446 View 01748 902446
Photo of Lesley-Anne Holder, MBACP, Counsellor
Lesley-Anne Holder
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N17  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Person Centred trained counsellor with an Integrative approach to therapy. I use different theories and concepts from different therapeutic models. As every one is unique I adapt my approach to best suit and support you. I have worked in the voluntary, statutory and private sector working with a wide range of clientele in a vast range of therapeutic settings. I have worked with Mind, Rethink and Nia. I have organised a Hearing Voices Group for the community. I'm also a Mental Health 1st Aider.
I'm a Person Centred trained counsellor with an Integrative approach to therapy. I use different theories and concepts from different therapeutic models. As every one is unique I adapt my approach to best suit and support you. I have worked in the voluntary, statutory and private sector working with a wide range of clientele in a vast range of therapeutic settings. I have worked with Mind, Rethink and Nia. I have organised a Hearing Voices Group for the community. I'm also a Mental Health 1st Aider.
020 3962 1101 View 020 3962 1101
Photo of Alex Papadakis, BACP, Psychotherapist
Alex Papadakis
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
London NW3
I am a qualified psychotherapist registered with the BPC and the BACP, I am also registered with Aviva insurance. I have extensive experience seeing a broad range of psychotherapy patients in the NHS where I have worked with issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse and personality disorders. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, instability, addictions or a lack of meaning and purpose then psychotherapy could be of real value. It is an opportunity to have conversations and experiences that I don’t believe we can have anywhere else.
I am a qualified psychotherapist registered with the BPC and the BACP, I am also registered with Aviva insurance. I have extensive experience seeing a broad range of psychotherapy patients in the NHS where I have worked with issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse and personality disorders. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, instability, addictions or a lack of meaning and purpose then psychotherapy could be of real value. It is an opportunity to have conversations and experiences that I don’t believe we can have anywhere else.
View
Photo of Penny Jones, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Penny Jones
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW5
Understanding that life can be overwhelming and hard to navigate for a wide variety of reasons, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever challenges you may be facing – whether it is something you have battled for years, or only encountered recently. You may have a specific issue in mind, or perhaps you are not really sure why you are finding life tough. Sometimes something just doesn’t feel right and we don’t really know why. I will work with you to explore the right way to approach whatever you are facing, whilst offering a solid, containing place of support.
Understanding that life can be overwhelming and hard to navigate for a wide variety of reasons, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever challenges you may be facing – whether it is something you have battled for years, or only encountered recently. You may have a specific issue in mind, or perhaps you are not really sure why you are finding life tough. Sometimes something just doesn’t feel right and we don’t really know why. I will work with you to explore the right way to approach whatever you are facing, whilst offering a solid, containing place of support.
View
Photo of Stephanie M D Gerra, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Stephanie M D Gerra
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London EC1R
Psychotherapy and counselling are immensely helpful tools when life challenges us beyond what we can cope with: the sudden loss of a job, the breakup of a relationship or the loss of a loved one. But even when we are not dealing with something that big and may simply feel adrift, or like we are struggling to reconnect to a sense of enthusiasm either professionally or personally, psychotherapy and counselling can help us to see these crises as opportunities for growth and change; portals to go beyond the limitations set by old patterns which no longer serve us, so that we may evolve into a better version of ourselves.
Psychotherapy and counselling are immensely helpful tools when life challenges us beyond what we can cope with: the sudden loss of a job, the breakup of a relationship or the loss of a loved one. But even when we are not dealing with something that big and may simply feel adrift, or like we are struggling to reconnect to a sense of enthusiasm either professionally or personally, psychotherapy and counselling can help us to see these crises as opportunities for growth and change; portals to go beyond the limitations set by old patterns which no longer serve us, so that we may evolve into a better version of ourselves.
020 7383 5083 View 020 7383 5083
Photo of Marilyn McKenzie - Couple's Counsellor @The Practice, Angel Islington, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Couple's Counsellor @The Practice, Angel Islington
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N1
Welcome to my page. If you have been stuck indoors with your partner and are now realising you have problems, please call me before calling it quits! I'm a couple’s psychotherapist whom having worked with Relate for a number of years now focuses solely on relationships. Whether your partner has had an affair, or you've realised that you no longer have a connection /intimacy, therapy can help. Maybe you're single and have been struggling to meet someone whom you can share your life with. Sometimes it's our families or friends we are struggling with. I am based near Angel Station and uses Online methods and I'm here to help.
Welcome to my page. If you have been stuck indoors with your partner and are now realising you have problems, please call me before calling it quits! I'm a couple’s psychotherapist whom having worked with Relate for a number of years now focuses solely on relationships. Whether your partner has had an affair, or you've realised that you no longer have a connection /intimacy, therapy can help. Maybe you're single and have been struggling to meet someone whom you can share your life with. Sometimes it's our families or friends we are struggling with. I am based near Angel Station and uses Online methods and I'm here to help.
020 3962 0928 View 020 3962 0928
Photo of James Barnes - James Barnes MA., MSc., MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
James Barnes MA., MSc.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW5  (Online Only)
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
01392 321269 View 01392 321269
Photo of Jackie Albert, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Jackie Albert
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London N4
Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. Do you feel like life isn't working out in the way you wanted. Perhaps you have deeper issues you're having trouble getting to grips with or feel stuck and want things to change, but not sure how to do it. You may be suffering from bereavement and loss, addiction, eating disorders, fertility issues, childlessness, attachment issues or trauma whether it's PTSD, childhood or complex. Together we will work to identify your issues, needs and goals for therapy and collaboratively co-journey along a path towards health, healing and wellbeing.
Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. Do you feel like life isn't working out in the way you wanted. Perhaps you have deeper issues you're having trouble getting to grips with or feel stuck and want things to change, but not sure how to do it. You may be suffering from bereavement and loss, addiction, eating disorders, fertility issues, childlessness, attachment issues or trauma whether it's PTSD, childhood or complex. Together we will work to identify your issues, needs and goals for therapy and collaboratively co-journey along a path towards health, healing and wellbeing.
020 7870 5994 View 020 7870 5994
Photo of Cherelle Medas, MBACP, Counsellor
Cherelle Medas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E15  (Online Only)
In today's rapidly changing world, especially since the 2020 Covid pandemic and various global events, many of us feel the impact on how we live, work, manage finances, and maintain relationships. These changes can lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. If this resonates with you, I am here to support you on your counselling journey. I offer individual counselling sessions and welcome those who wish to work on personal development and goals, even if not in crisis. We will work collaboratively, using an integrative approach tailored to your needs. I aim to create a warm, empathetic, and non-judgemental atmosphere.
In today's rapidly changing world, especially since the 2020 Covid pandemic and various global events, many of us feel the impact on how we live, work, manage finances, and maintain relationships. These changes can lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. If this resonates with you, I am here to support you on your counselling journey. I offer individual counselling sessions and welcome those who wish to work on personal development and goals, even if not in crisis. We will work collaboratively, using an integrative approach tailored to your needs. I aim to create a warm, empathetic, and non-judgemental atmosphere.
020 3728 8276 View 020 3728 8276
Photo of Joanna Kalapus, MBACP, Counsellor
Joanna Kalapus
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W5
I'm a compassionate and fully qualified Person-Centred / Humanistic Counsellor with extensive experience guiding individuals overcome significant life challenges: divorce, affairs, relationship problems, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence... Whether you're seeking greater motivation, emotional stability, or a stronger sense of self-worth, I'm here to support you. Through our collaborative journey, I'll create a safe space for you to explore your unique experiences and discover your own inner strength. Together, we can navigate your challenges and unlock your potential for a more fulfilling life.
I'm a compassionate and fully qualified Person-Centred / Humanistic Counsellor with extensive experience guiding individuals overcome significant life challenges: divorce, affairs, relationship problems, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence... Whether you're seeking greater motivation, emotional stability, or a stronger sense of self-worth, I'm here to support you. Through our collaborative journey, I'll create a safe space for you to explore your unique experiences and discover your own inner strength. Together, we can navigate your challenges and unlock your potential for a more fulfilling life.
020 4538 5495 View 020 4538 5495
Photo of Nishat Ahmed Senior Cbt Therapist Emdr Therapist, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Nishat Ahmed Senior Cbt Therapist Emdr Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London W1G
“A good therapist is someone who joins you in your deepest darkness with a flashlight to help you find your way out”.—————————————————————— CBT and EMDR for Depressive or Anxiety disorders. Incorporating techniques of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness for an integrative therapeutic experience. ———————————————————Problems and difficulties I work with: Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Panic, OCD, Health Anxiety, PTSD and trauma, Phobias, FND, Dissociative Disorders and more. —————————————————————-——- I am currently a senior clinician specialising in Neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital
“A good therapist is someone who joins you in your deepest darkness with a flashlight to help you find your way out”.—————————————————————— CBT and EMDR for Depressive or Anxiety disorders. Incorporating techniques of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness for an integrative therapeutic experience. ———————————————————Problems and difficulties I work with: Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Panic, OCD, Health Anxiety, PTSD and trauma, Phobias, FND, Dissociative Disorders and more. —————————————————————-——- I am currently a senior clinician specialising in Neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital
View
1
...

See more therapy options for London

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.