Counselling in London

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Photo of Deepa Pagarani, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Deepa Pagarani
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W2
I specialise in working with relationships, helping you as a couple to communicate your needs better to each other, have a greater emotional and sexual connection, and helping you to navigate through life's challenges that can impact the quality of your relationship and ultimately your happiness. I also work with individuals who may want to have therapy in the context of their relationship. These are the areas that I can help you with: infidelity, fertility issues, mental health issues, polyamory, sexual intimacy, emotional intimacy, improving your communication skills and exploring if this relationship is right for you.
I specialise in working with relationships, helping you as a couple to communicate your needs better to each other, have a greater emotional and sexual connection, and helping you to navigate through life's challenges that can impact the quality of your relationship and ultimately your happiness. I also work with individuals who may want to have therapy in the context of their relationship. These are the areas that I can help you with: infidelity, fertility issues, mental health issues, polyamory, sexual intimacy, emotional intimacy, improving your communication skills and exploring if this relationship is right for you.
020 4538 5152 View 020 4538 5152
Photo of Dr Joseph Kavanagh, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych., Psychologist
Dr Joseph Kavanagh
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE15
I am a HCPC registered Forensic Psychologist with over 8 years experience working in specialist mental health settings within the NHS. Much of my work within the NHS has involved working with complex trauma and relationship difficulties. My areas of expertise include trauma/PTSD and associated coping behaviours including addictions, self-harm and other behavioural issues. I will provide a non-judgmental, thoughtful and reflective space in which we can explore current problems and identify patterns of relating.
I am a HCPC registered Forensic Psychologist with over 8 years experience working in specialist mental health settings within the NHS. Much of my work within the NHS has involved working with complex trauma and relationship difficulties. My areas of expertise include trauma/PTSD and associated coping behaviours including addictions, self-harm and other behavioural issues. I will provide a non-judgmental, thoughtful and reflective space in which we can explore current problems and identify patterns of relating.
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Sue Clayton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW15  (Online Only)
Sometimes we believe we are the only ones who feel and think the way we do. We can feel isolated and alone, trapped in a vicious circle of negative thoughts, feelings and emotions. This can make us feel we are not in control of our life and not living to our full potential. As an experienced Integrative Counsellor, I draw on different theories depending on what you would like to achieve and your individual needs. My name is Sue and I am an empathic, compassionate non judgemental Counsellor with experience of working with people of all different ages, cultures, genders, sexual orientation.
Sometimes we believe we are the only ones who feel and think the way we do. We can feel isolated and alone, trapped in a vicious circle of negative thoughts, feelings and emotions. This can make us feel we are not in control of our life and not living to our full potential. As an experienced Integrative Counsellor, I draw on different theories depending on what you would like to achieve and your individual needs. My name is Sue and I am an empathic, compassionate non judgemental Counsellor with experience of working with people of all different ages, cultures, genders, sexual orientation.
020 3870 3560 View 020 3870 3560
Photo of Dr Lisa Morgan, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Lisa Morgan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC1V  (Online Only)
JUNE 2024 - I have immediate availability for individual adult clients. My name is Lisa, an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with HCPC. I've worked in psychology roles since 2004 and completed my Clinical Doctoral training in 2011. I can help with anxiety, depression, OCD, health concerns, sleep issues, stress, loss of direction, change of life circumstances, struggles with the past, with grief, or anything that leaves you feeling overwhelmed or too preoccupied to function as you want to be. I recognise the responsibility of meeting with a person who is feeling vulnerable and I consider it a privilege to do this work.
JUNE 2024 - I have immediate availability for individual adult clients. My name is Lisa, an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with HCPC. I've worked in psychology roles since 2004 and completed my Clinical Doctoral training in 2011. I can help with anxiety, depression, OCD, health concerns, sleep issues, stress, loss of direction, change of life circumstances, struggles with the past, with grief, or anything that leaves you feeling overwhelmed or too preoccupied to function as you want to be. I recognise the responsibility of meeting with a person who is feeling vulnerable and I consider it a privilege to do this work.
020 3535 6499 View 020 3535 6499
Photo of Julia Hawkins, MBACP, Counsellor
Julia Hawkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E2
Sometimes you can feel like you’re surviving rather than living. You find yourself sad, anxious or stuck in old patterns, and it’s impacting your life, relationships or work. Therapy can help you heal and find your joy, purpose and nurturing relationships. I provide a safe space for you where we collaboratively work towards your healing. My therapy is tailored to your unique situation, working in either a short or long-term capacity depending on your needs. Bringing a warmth to the therapeutic relationship, together we can explore what is weighing on you, set goals and work together to find a way through, towards living again.
Sometimes you can feel like you’re surviving rather than living. You find yourself sad, anxious or stuck in old patterns, and it’s impacting your life, relationships or work. Therapy can help you heal and find your joy, purpose and nurturing relationships. I provide a safe space for you where we collaboratively work towards your healing. My therapy is tailored to your unique situation, working in either a short or long-term capacity depending on your needs. Bringing a warmth to the therapeutic relationship, together we can explore what is weighing on you, set goals and work together to find a way through, towards living again.
020 3095 4671 View 020 3095 4671
Photo of Tamara Zanella, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Tamara Zanella
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW6
Hello. My name is Mara and I am a Counselling Psychologist and EMDR Therapist with a passion for working with and treating trauma-related difficulties, depression, anxiety and dissociative disorders.
Hello. My name is Mara and I am a Counselling Psychologist and EMDR Therapist with a passion for working with and treating trauma-related difficulties, depression, anxiety and dissociative disorders.
01748 900167 View 01748 900167
Photo of Ashley Meyer, DCounsPsych, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Ashley Meyer
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London N3
I am a psychotherapist based in north London, working both in-person and online. I believe heart connection within the therapeutic space is fundamental for self exploration and transformation. It often takes a painful life event or feelings of aloneness or stuckness to take the first step into therapy. Aided by deep holding, I see these painful moments as the gateway - a coming home - to ourselves and to who we are truly meant to be. I trained at the institute of psychosynthesis and have many years energy healing experience. Working with trauma, anxiety & somatic symptoms are some of my specialist areas.
I am a psychotherapist based in north London, working both in-person and online. I believe heart connection within the therapeutic space is fundamental for self exploration and transformation. It often takes a painful life event or feelings of aloneness or stuckness to take the first step into therapy. Aided by deep holding, I see these painful moments as the gateway - a coming home - to ourselves and to who we are truly meant to be. I trained at the institute of psychosynthesis and have many years energy healing experience. Working with trauma, anxiety & somatic symptoms are some of my specialist areas.
07703 534467 View 07703 534467
Photo of Dianne Everitt, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dianne Everitt
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW19  (Online Only)
I’m a Clinical Psychologist, working with high achievers who struggle with high functioning anxiety, self-confidence and self-esteem, burnout, stress, and relationship difficulties. If on the surface you look like you have it all together, but the silent voice of self-doubt plagues you, then we will likely work well together. I like to work with the heart of a matter, rather than treat symptoms at a surface level. I work with both adolescents and adults, and have over 13 years experience in mental health. I have a fantastic team of Psychologists working with me, and we also specialise in ADHD, ASD and ADHD assessments.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist, working with high achievers who struggle with high functioning anxiety, self-confidence and self-esteem, burnout, stress, and relationship difficulties. If on the surface you look like you have it all together, but the silent voice of self-doubt plagues you, then we will likely work well together. I like to work with the heart of a matter, rather than treat symptoms at a surface level. I work with both adolescents and adults, and have over 13 years experience in mental health. I have a fantastic team of Psychologists working with me, and we also specialise in ADHD, ASD and ADHD assessments.
01252 947363 View 01252 947363
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Oliver Dicker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1W  (Online Only)
I'm experienced in supporting clients to come through experiences of anxiety, depression and many other common issues that prompt people to seek therapy. I also have a strong clinical interest in the spiritual and this extends to so-called altered states of consciousness and the integration of experiences of this nature.
I'm experienced in supporting clients to come through experiences of anxiety, depression and many other common issues that prompt people to seek therapy. I also have a strong clinical interest in the spiritual and this extends to so-called altered states of consciousness and the integration of experiences of this nature.
020 3962 2245 View 020 3962 2245
Photo of Whitney Shaw-Dale, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Whitney Shaw-Dale
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London NW1  (Online Only)
Thank you for visiting my page. I am currently working online only. Life can present us with many challenges, some of which may be harder to deal with than others. I work with clients who have/are experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictive behaviours, and abuse to name a few, which can leave us feeling blocked, hopeless and unaware of what to do. I use an integrative approach to therapy which includes, gestalt, person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT therapy to deepen awareness of these blocks and to help you make a healthy change.
Thank you for visiting my page. I am currently working online only. Life can present us with many challenges, some of which may be harder to deal with than others. I work with clients who have/are experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictive behaviours, and abuse to name a few, which can leave us feeling blocked, hopeless and unaware of what to do. I use an integrative approach to therapy which includes, gestalt, person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT therapy to deepen awareness of these blocks and to help you make a healthy change.
020 3667 9096 View 020 3667 9096
Photo of Dr Sandra Couto, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Sandra Couto
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW7
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life in general? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life in general? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
020 3195 4395 View 020 3195 4395
Photo of Dr Naureen Whittinger, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Naureen Whittinger
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE1
Therapy provides a chance to learn, grow and thrive. Whether you wish to discover new ways to manage life's challenges, explore patterns in your relationships that don’t serve you well, or consider how you might find personal healing within the chaos of life, I will bring my dual training in Clinical Psychology and Systemic Psychotherapy and over twenty-years experience working in mental health care and research. I’ll invite you to think with me about journeying beyond any challenges or barriers you've faced, to develop new understandings of your situation and greater confidence in your personal strengths and resources.
Therapy provides a chance to learn, grow and thrive. Whether you wish to discover new ways to manage life's challenges, explore patterns in your relationships that don’t serve you well, or consider how you might find personal healing within the chaos of life, I will bring my dual training in Clinical Psychology and Systemic Psychotherapy and over twenty-years experience working in mental health care and research. I’ll invite you to think with me about journeying beyond any challenges or barriers you've faced, to develop new understandings of your situation and greater confidence in your personal strengths and resources.
020 3962 2160 View 020 3962 2160
Photo of Bella Whittaker, MBACP, Counsellor
Bella Whittaker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW15
Hi, I'm Bella. I'm a psychotherapeutic counsellor who specialises in working with young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. I have chosen to work with this age group because back in my university days, I realised that there was a mental health crisis amongst the young, and I wanted to do something about it. I’m really aware of the pressures faced and understand the stress caused by this age of comparison and competitiveness that contribute to feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. I primarily work relationally, and I think the most important thing is that, at the core, we’re just two people meeting and connecting as humans.
Hi, I'm Bella. I'm a psychotherapeutic counsellor who specialises in working with young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. I have chosen to work with this age group because back in my university days, I realised that there was a mental health crisis amongst the young, and I wanted to do something about it. I’m really aware of the pressures faced and understand the stress caused by this age of comparison and competitiveness that contribute to feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. I primarily work relationally, and I think the most important thing is that, at the core, we’re just two people meeting and connecting as humans.
020 3984 9338 View 020 3984 9338
Photo of undefined - Dr Zeny Melissourgaki at Spiral Psychology, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Zeny Melissourgaki at Spiral Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1K
Would you like help with difficult feelings, anxiety, low mood, relationships or the impact of trauma and adverse past experiences? Are you an expectant or new parent finding parenthood hard? Are you a young person, struggling with the transition to adulthood? Since obtaining my degree in Psychology in 2016, I have worked with families and people across the life span, with different levels of privilege and discrimination and with a range of mental health difficulties, spanning from anxiety and depression to more enduring presentations (e.g., psychosis) and addiction (e.g., substance use, gambling).
Would you like help with difficult feelings, anxiety, low mood, relationships or the impact of trauma and adverse past experiences? Are you an expectant or new parent finding parenthood hard? Are you a young person, struggling with the transition to adulthood? Since obtaining my degree in Psychology in 2016, I have worked with families and people across the life span, with different levels of privilege and discrimination and with a range of mental health difficulties, spanning from anxiety and depression to more enduring presentations (e.g., psychosis) and addiction (e.g., substance use, gambling).
020 3667 0946 View 020 3667 0946
Photo of Dee Dhara | Tailored Therapy, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Dee Dhara | Tailored Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE19
Are you experiencing low moods or anxiety? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Have past experiences had a profound impact on you? Together, we can understand how your past affects you today, explore your relationships in depth, build your self-esteem and develop healthy coping mechanisms to stress. My aim is to help empower you to go beyond short-term solutions, create lasting change and reconnect with your authentic self.
Are you experiencing low moods or anxiety? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Have past experiences had a profound impact on you? Together, we can understand how your past affects you today, explore your relationships in depth, build your self-esteem and develop healthy coping mechanisms to stress. My aim is to help empower you to go beyond short-term solutions, create lasting change and reconnect with your authentic self.
020 7123 8531 View 020 7123 8531
Photo of Dr Hannah Puddephatt, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Hannah Puddephatt
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SW11
A quote that I often find myself coming back to is ‘shame dies when stories are told in safe places’. Every one of us has our own unique story and I have been privileged enough to spend 13 years working in the NHS listening to the stories of individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The essence of the therapy I offer is to create that safe place for your story to be told so that, together, we are able to make sense of how you have come to reach where you are in your life and what might be getting in the way of you moving past the difficulties you are facing.
A quote that I often find myself coming back to is ‘shame dies when stories are told in safe places’. Every one of us has our own unique story and I have been privileged enough to spend 13 years working in the NHS listening to the stories of individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The essence of the therapy I offer is to create that safe place for your story to be told so that, together, we are able to make sense of how you have come to reach where you are in your life and what might be getting in the way of you moving past the difficulties you are facing.
020 8187 1380 View 020 8187 1380
Photo of Dr Nisha Sharma, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych., Psychologist
Dr Nisha Sharma
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
London W2  (Online Only)
Hello, are you feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed or just stuck and don’t how to move forward, I can help! Taking the first step to seek help can be tough and you might be finding it difficult to know where to start. I offer a safe, supportive and non judgemental space for you to work through current issues. Together we can explore the areas you want more support in and develop a plan to learn skills and techniques to help you cope with the challenges you are facing. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist with over 12 years experience working in the NHS.
Hello, are you feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed or just stuck and don’t how to move forward, I can help! Taking the first step to seek help can be tough and you might be finding it difficult to know where to start. I offer a safe, supportive and non judgemental space for you to work through current issues. Together we can explore the areas you want more support in and develop a plan to learn skills and techniques to help you cope with the challenges you are facing. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist with over 12 years experience working in the NHS.
020 4538 4876 View 020 4538 4876
Photo of Ela Smith, BACP, Psychotherapist
Ela Smith
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N16
I am an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, committed to providing an accepting and caring space for you to explore what you are struggling with. I have found that when you feel valued and understood by someone, you naturally become better at being able to offer that to yourself. I prioritise working to build trust, so I can be there to support you through painful and vulnerable moments. I believe that therapy can be a place where you get to explore parts of yourself that you might not often get to express. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and sexual trauma.
I am an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, committed to providing an accepting and caring space for you to explore what you are struggling with. I have found that when you feel valued and understood by someone, you naturally become better at being able to offer that to yourself. I prioritise working to build trust, so I can be there to support you through painful and vulnerable moments. I believe that therapy can be a place where you get to explore parts of yourself that you might not often get to express. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and sexual trauma.
01305 238963 View 01305 238963
Photo of Michelle O'Sullivan, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Michelle O'Sullivan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1G
Not accepting new clients
I am a trauma specialist Chartered Clinical Psychologist, helping people with their recovery for over ten years. I have a particular interest in supporting people who are experiencing distress due to problems with their work, and those who have developed addictive behaviours to cope with traumatic events. I frequently work with people are experiencing low mood, worry, and sleep difficulties. Sometimes life pulls rug out from you. In therapy we can work together to help you through those times and reclaim your life. We will use the therapeutic space to focus on what is important to you. Read more here: www.osullivanpsychology.org
I am a trauma specialist Chartered Clinical Psychologist, helping people with their recovery for over ten years. I have a particular interest in supporting people who are experiencing distress due to problems with their work, and those who have developed addictive behaviours to cope with traumatic events. I frequently work with people are experiencing low mood, worry, and sleep difficulties. Sometimes life pulls rug out from you. In therapy we can work together to help you through those times and reclaim your life. We will use the therapeutic space to focus on what is important to you. Read more here: www.osullivanpsychology.org
020 3962 0919 View 020 3962 0919
Photo of Sandra Barbeito Pan, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Sandra Barbeito Pan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2M
I am a trained clinical psychologist and I have also received training in Systemic Psychotherapy (a branch of Humanistic Psychology), Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Criminology. I have over for 14 years’ experience in therapeutic provision for women and their families. My great passion is a Gender Theory, on which I have also trained. I adhere to the systemic psychotherapeutic model: I use active listening to develop an environment of mutual trust, a safe and serene space for client and practitioner that allows for both to progress in the therapeutic process.
I am a trained clinical psychologist and I have also received training in Systemic Psychotherapy (a branch of Humanistic Psychology), Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Criminology. I have over for 14 years’ experience in therapeutic provision for women and their families. My great passion is a Gender Theory, on which I have also trained. I adhere to the systemic psychotherapeutic model: I use active listening to develop an environment of mutual trust, a safe and serene space for client and practitioner that allows for both to progress in the therapeutic process.
020 3962 1894 View 020 3962 1894

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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
65% AXA PPP
58% 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.