Counselling in London

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Photo of Lina Kaoud, BPC, Psychotherapist
Lina Kaoud
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC2M
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, with over fifteen years of experience working within the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. I trained at the Tavistock Centre and I am a member of Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists as well as a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am accredited by the British Psychoanalytical Council. My experience includes working at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department at Kings College Hospital, the Adults Complex Needs Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS, The Centre for Better Health Counselling Service and Islington Bereavement Service.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, with over fifteen years of experience working within the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. I trained at the Tavistock Centre and I am a member of Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists as well as a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am accredited by the British Psychoanalytical Council. My experience includes working at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department at Kings College Hospital, the Adults Complex Needs Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS, The Centre for Better Health Counselling Service and Islington Bereavement Service.
020 3856 3631 View 020 3856 3631
Photo of Ben Osborne, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Ben Osborne
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
London N7
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed or stuck in life? Whatever your worry or concern, sharing what’s on your mind is the start of healing and self-acceptance. Asking for help is a vulnerable step, but I believe it's very worthwhile. I understand that finding a therapist you can trust and feel comfortable with, is an important decision. That is why I offer a free initial session where you can find out if we are a good match and ask any questions you might have. I welcome working with LGBTQIA+ clients, global majority clients, and clients with neurodiversity.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed or stuck in life? Whatever your worry or concern, sharing what’s on your mind is the start of healing and self-acceptance. Asking for help is a vulnerable step, but I believe it's very worthwhile. I understand that finding a therapist you can trust and feel comfortable with, is an important decision. That is why I offer a free initial session where you can find out if we are a good match and ask any questions you might have. I welcome working with LGBTQIA+ clients, global majority clients, and clients with neurodiversity.
020 3947 8287 View 020 3947 8287
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Lirona Rosenthal
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE23  (Online Only)
I have 15 years of experience in private practice, Working as an integrative psychologist, combining therapy approaches to fit my client’s needs best. With a background in theater and sports, I am an active, creative and engaging therapist. ​Please check out my website for info about me: www.lironarosenthal.com
I have 15 years of experience in private practice, Working as an integrative psychologist, combining therapy approaches to fit my client’s needs best. With a background in theater and sports, I am an active, creative and engaging therapist. ​Please check out my website for info about me: www.lironarosenthal.com
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Andrew Rutledge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW19  (Online Only)
As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have experience of supporting people experiencing issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, social isolation, loss, lack of confidence and emotional overwhelm. The support I offer is based on creating a therapeutic environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings and life experiences in a safe, empathetic and confidential space.
As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have experience of supporting people experiencing issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, social isolation, loss, lack of confidence and emotional overwhelm. The support I offer is based on creating a therapeutic environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings and life experiences in a safe, empathetic and confidential space.
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Dr Zai Edworthy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London N12  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome, my name is Zai. Are you a parent or carer? Are you worried about your child and need to speak with a clinical psychologist? At certain points in our lives, we could all benefit from the support and guidance of a therapist. I have over 20 years experience working with children and young people. Please contact me to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you and your child. Together we will discuss helpful strategies that you can start to implement and if we both agree that the young person needs direct work/therapy, we can arrange this. Please visit my website to learn more about me.
Hello and welcome, my name is Zai. Are you a parent or carer? Are you worried about your child and need to speak with a clinical psychologist? At certain points in our lives, we could all benefit from the support and guidance of a therapist. I have over 20 years experience working with children and young people. Please contact me to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you and your child. Together we will discuss helpful strategies that you can start to implement and if we both agree that the young person needs direct work/therapy, we can arrange this. Please visit my website to learn more about me.
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Photo of Nike Siffre, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Nike Siffre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N2
Therapy is a space for you: to feel understood and listened to. Perhaps for the first time. And it is through this fundamental encounter that you can feel more able and alive. Our work together can support you in making a change, reflecting on painful experience, bearing a loss, finding a purpose. It can support you in these - and more - through creating new awareness, making helpful connections and finding a way forward. Therapy provides a way for you to understand, confront, resolve, heal and grow. I provide a safe, welcoming space for you to explore whatever it is that you need and want. In confidence and without judgement.
Therapy is a space for you: to feel understood and listened to. Perhaps for the first time. And it is through this fundamental encounter that you can feel more able and alive. Our work together can support you in making a change, reflecting on painful experience, bearing a loss, finding a purpose. It can support you in these - and more - through creating new awareness, making helpful connections and finding a way forward. Therapy provides a way for you to understand, confront, resolve, heal and grow. I provide a safe, welcoming space for you to explore whatever it is that you need and want. In confidence and without judgement.
020 4538 4241 View 020 4538 4241
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Geri Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E17
I am an empathic and intuitive psychotherapeutic counsellor. When working with you, I consider the impact of your past as well as what is happening in your life now. I work at your pace drawing on our therapeutic relationship to help you deepen your understanding of other relationships. By paying attention to the mind, emotion and body connection, I help you uncover what may not yet be obvious. Connecting with these deeper aspects of self can help you experience life more fully, uncover hidden potential and understand what is blocking you. My training was in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling and I am a trained yoga teacher.
I am an empathic and intuitive psychotherapeutic counsellor. When working with you, I consider the impact of your past as well as what is happening in your life now. I work at your pace drawing on our therapeutic relationship to help you deepen your understanding of other relationships. By paying attention to the mind, emotion and body connection, I help you uncover what may not yet be obvious. Connecting with these deeper aspects of self can help you experience life more fully, uncover hidden potential and understand what is blocking you. My training was in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling and I am a trained yoga teacher.
020 8051 4560 View 020 8051 4560
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Anastasia Sgoumpopoulou
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW1  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a registered bilingual counselor/psychotherapist proudly affiliated with the BACP. My journey has meandered through the NHS, the voluntary sector, and private practice. Currently, I'm on the verge of completing my Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of East London. Throughout this journey, I've closely collaborated with individuals navigating a spectrum of emotional challenges and life hurdles. While my specialization lies in addictions and trauma, I engage with a diverse array of presenting issues.
Hello! I'm a registered bilingual counselor/psychotherapist proudly affiliated with the BACP. My journey has meandered through the NHS, the voluntary sector, and private practice. Currently, I'm on the verge of completing my Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of East London. Throughout this journey, I've closely collaborated with individuals navigating a spectrum of emotional challenges and life hurdles. While my specialization lies in addictions and trauma, I engage with a diverse array of presenting issues.
020 3835 5754 View 020 3835 5754
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Dr Marilyn Allen
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1G
Therapeutic Counselling using the Arts, encompasses therapy and developmental psychology which enables me to work with and support clients to develop skills, to understand their personal circumstances better. Such skills are then internalised over time which helps their situation to be more manageable. l offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment to support our work, which brings skills of heightened empathy, observational skills and counter-transference into the clinical work, & broadens the experience for the client. I strongly believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and its impact on our work.
Therapeutic Counselling using the Arts, encompasses therapy and developmental psychology which enables me to work with and support clients to develop skills, to understand their personal circumstances better. Such skills are then internalised over time which helps their situation to be more manageable. l offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment to support our work, which brings skills of heightened empathy, observational skills and counter-transference into the clinical work, & broadens the experience for the client. I strongly believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and its impact on our work.
020 3962 2187 View 020 3962 2187
Photo of Lindsey Lucking, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Lindsey Lucking
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W1G
Is there something preventing you from doing what you want or from behaving in the way that you want? Taking the next step to speak about experiences, thoughts, feelings, and deeply held beliefs is a game changing, reviving experience. Emotional stress can get in the way of your life, job, relationships and your future. Whether its anger, sadness, grief or anxiety, feeling disconnected can also lead to physical stress on your body. It’s often a solitary existence. Please feel free to contact me for an initial no-obligation online chat.
Is there something preventing you from doing what you want or from behaving in the way that you want? Taking the next step to speak about experiences, thoughts, feelings, and deeply held beliefs is a game changing, reviving experience. Emotional stress can get in the way of your life, job, relationships and your future. Whether its anger, sadness, grief or anxiety, feeling disconnected can also lead to physical stress on your body. It’s often a solitary existence. Please feel free to contact me for an initial no-obligation online chat.
020 4538 3791 View 020 4538 3791
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Trauma Focused Therapist/Counsellor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E9  (Online Only)
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Hello, my name is Joss. I'm a specialist Trauma Therapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. My 20 years of experience includes working with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Childhood and Adulthood Abuse, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Fears, Phobias, Addiction and Life Transitions. I offer a compassionate and non-judgemental safe space where you will feel listened to and valued. I can support you with immediate day to day stabilisation, whilst also working on a deeper level to help you to heal past traumas and underlying issues.
Hello, my name is Joss. I'm a specialist Trauma Therapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. My 20 years of experience includes working with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Childhood and Adulthood Abuse, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Fears, Phobias, Addiction and Life Transitions. I offer a compassionate and non-judgemental safe space where you will feel listened to and valued. I can support you with immediate day to day stabilisation, whilst also working on a deeper level to help you to heal past traumas and underlying issues.
01992 927916 View 01992 927916
Photo of Indre Sateikyte, MSc, BACP, Counsellor
Indre Sateikyte
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
London W8  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Indre and I am a qualified counsellor in advanced training in psychotherapy. I work short-term or long-term depending on an individual's needs. As a Transactional Analysis psychotherapist, my goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore and understand their experiences, emotions, and behaviors. I believe that our relationships with ourselves and others play a crucial role in our mental and emotional wellbeing. In my work with clients, I emphasize a relational approach, which means that I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to gain insight and understanding.
Hello, my name is Indre and I am a qualified counsellor in advanced training in psychotherapy. I work short-term or long-term depending on an individual's needs. As a Transactional Analysis psychotherapist, my goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore and understand their experiences, emotions, and behaviors. I believe that our relationships with ourselves and others play a crucial role in our mental and emotional wellbeing. In my work with clients, I emphasize a relational approach, which means that I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to gain insight and understanding.
020 4538 0692 View 020 4538 0692
Richard Wilson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London E9
Please get in contact if you are having difficulty dealing with anxiety, panic attacks or depression, and are looking for help to understand what the meaning of these symptoms are. Perhaps you want to explore more specific questions, "who am I", "what do I want out of life" or "why do I always end up in the same situation". You may want help coming to terms with a crisis in your life, a bereavement, or a relationship difficulty that you are having, or maybe to explore uncomfortable feelings.
Please get in contact if you are having difficulty dealing with anxiety, panic attacks or depression, and are looking for help to understand what the meaning of these symptoms are. Perhaps you want to explore more specific questions, "who am I", "what do I want out of life" or "why do I always end up in the same situation". You may want help coming to terms with a crisis in your life, a bereavement, or a relationship difficulty that you are having, or maybe to explore uncomfortable feelings.
07824 701546 View 07824 701546
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Olga Salodini
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
London SW3  (Online Only)
www.olgasalodini.com. I am a fully qualified Integrative Sex & Relationship therapist, Couples therapist, Marriage counsellor, providing therapy to individuals and couples. After completing a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I trained at the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, accredited by Middlesex University in London. With a postgraduate training in Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy and Diploma in Compulsive Sexual Behaviour, I bring a depth of knowledge and expertise to my therapeutic work.
www.olgasalodini.com. I am a fully qualified Integrative Sex & Relationship therapist, Couples therapist, Marriage counsellor, providing therapy to individuals and couples. After completing a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I trained at the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, accredited by Middlesex University in London. With a postgraduate training in Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy and Diploma in Compulsive Sexual Behaviour, I bring a depth of knowledge and expertise to my therapeutic work.
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Photo of Donita Rodrigues, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Donita Rodrigues
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
When we are trying to keep up with our personal, social, and/or work lives, it is understandable that we may sometimes find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, despondent, irritable, sad, lonely, and anxious about what lies ahead. Psychotherapy can help us unpack why we feel this way - looking into the implicit and explicit agreements we've made with ourselves and others, and how our past experiences and relationships influence our present.
When we are trying to keep up with our personal, social, and/or work lives, it is understandable that we may sometimes find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, despondent, irritable, sad, lonely, and anxious about what lies ahead. Psychotherapy can help us unpack why we feel this way - looking into the implicit and explicit agreements we've made with ourselves and others, and how our past experiences and relationships influence our present.
020 7123 9240 View 020 7123 9240
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Orlando Hollingsworth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW19
I am licensed in the UK with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am an Integrative therapist that uses various approaches in therapy.
I am licensed in the UK with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am an Integrative therapist that uses various approaches in therapy.
020 3835 2817 View 020 3835 2817
Photo of Dr Felicity Lynagh, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Felicity Lynagh
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW6
A warm welcome, if you're looking here then it might mean you're ready to start talking to someone about the difficulties you're experiencing. This is a big first step, and it can be a daunting to know who to speak to. I have over ten years experience working in NHS mental health services - I don't believe that people fit into neat diagnoses but that we all sit on a spectrum somewhere between good mental health to distress and this changes depending on what stress is placed on us. I am interested in how you have got to this point and focus on what we can do together to help you move forward and make powerful positive change.
A warm welcome, if you're looking here then it might mean you're ready to start talking to someone about the difficulties you're experiencing. This is a big first step, and it can be a daunting to know who to speak to. I have over ten years experience working in NHS mental health services - I don't believe that people fit into neat diagnoses but that we all sit on a spectrum somewhere between good mental health to distress and this changes depending on what stress is placed on us. I am interested in how you have got to this point and focus on what we can do together to help you move forward and make powerful positive change.
01748 900762 View 01748 900762
Anna Maria Magdalena Wybraniec
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2R
Whether you want to recover from a specific psychological difficulty or whether you just want to talk, or if you do not know what is wrong but feel that something is not right- I will make sure that you receive the help you need. I have worked in the UK mental health since the 1990s in a variety of NHS and private settings. Over the years I have developed a very successful way of treatment of often very difficult problems related to past trauma, phobia, panic attacks, anxiety and others. I would like everybody to know that complete recovery from such problems is possible and this is what you should expect from your therapist.
Whether you want to recover from a specific psychological difficulty or whether you just want to talk, or if you do not know what is wrong but feel that something is not right- I will make sure that you receive the help you need. I have worked in the UK mental health since the 1990s in a variety of NHS and private settings. Over the years I have developed a very successful way of treatment of often very difficult problems related to past trauma, phobia, panic attacks, anxiety and others. I would like everybody to know that complete recovery from such problems is possible and this is what you should expect from your therapist.
020 3675 1908 View 020 3675 1908
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Ioanna Baliou
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW19
I work with neurotypical and neurodiverse children aged 5-18 years old, who are facing challenges with anxiety, depression, anger, and behavioural and socialising difficulties. I also work with children navigating the complexities of grief, and the challenges of changes in family dynamics. I am an integrative Child and Adolescent Counsellor, qualified to work with children, young people, and their families. I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their Ethical Framework. I offer counselling services in English and Greek.
I work with neurotypical and neurodiverse children aged 5-18 years old, who are facing challenges with anxiety, depression, anger, and behavioural and socialising difficulties. I also work with children navigating the complexities of grief, and the challenges of changes in family dynamics. I am an integrative Child and Adolescent Counsellor, qualified to work with children, young people, and their families. I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their Ethical Framework. I offer counselling services in English and Greek.
020 3856 7859 View 020 3856 7859
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Julia Elstrodt
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London W11
I provide therapeutic services specializing in trauma and PTSD therapy, holistic approaches, spiritually-based therapy, and growth and transformation techniques. These specialties focus on addressing deep emotional wounds, promoting overall well-being, and facilitating personal growth and transformation. In my practice, psychology is approached as a harmonious blend of art and science. Guided by intuition, creativity, and curiosity, I aim to bring a unique and holistic perspective to my work in order to accompany compassionate healing journeys.
I provide therapeutic services specializing in trauma and PTSD therapy, holistic approaches, spiritually-based therapy, and growth and transformation techniques. These specialties focus on addressing deep emotional wounds, promoting overall well-being, and facilitating personal growth and transformation. In my practice, psychology is approached as a harmonious blend of art and science. Guided by intuition, creativity, and curiosity, I aim to bring a unique and holistic perspective to my work in order to accompany compassionate healing journeys.
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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.