Counselling in London

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Jan Howe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW14
Life, and what we experience, can sometimes overwhelm us, bringing to the surface underlying issues that maybe you hadn't realised are there. Maybe you can't figure out why you feel the way you do. Whatever issues you’re experiencing – from anxiety, to bereavement, stress, low self-esteem, life changes, depression, abuse, addiction, or other trauma – I offer a confidential one-to-one counselling service to help you work through them. You can talk through your problems, and explore emotional problems in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting.
Life, and what we experience, can sometimes overwhelm us, bringing to the surface underlying issues that maybe you hadn't realised are there. Maybe you can't figure out why you feel the way you do. Whatever issues you’re experiencing – from anxiety, to bereavement, stress, low self-esteem, life changes, depression, abuse, addiction, or other trauma – I offer a confidential one-to-one counselling service to help you work through them. You can talk through your problems, and explore emotional problems in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting.
01748 902503 View 01748 902503
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Fran Mullins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London N2
I am an integrative therapist and supervisor who works with adults in East Finchley in North London and online. The kind of issues that I help clients with include; anxiety, panic attacks, low mood, depression, relationship problems, jealousy, stress, repeated unwanted patterns of behaviour, work problems, grief and loss, low self esteem, self-harming or suicidal thoughts, addictions, anger, and body image or eating issues.
I am an integrative therapist and supervisor who works with adults in East Finchley in North London and online. The kind of issues that I help clients with include; anxiety, panic attacks, low mood, depression, relationship problems, jealousy, stress, repeated unwanted patterns of behaviour, work problems, grief and loss, low self esteem, self-harming or suicidal thoughts, addictions, anger, and body image or eating issues.
020 3987 4651 View 020 3987 4651
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Dragana Savcic-Sanders
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London WC1B  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 20 years of experience of helping adults in the NHS psychological services and private practice. I can help with burn out, anxiety-related disorders, depression, the effects of childhood adverse experiences, abuse including domestic abuse, complex trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or difficulty in relationships, both with ourselves and others. I can help with complex bereavement including dealing with the effects of someone's suicide, eating disorders, coping with illness, personality disorder, anger; self-esteem issues and many others difficulties and challenges.
I am a registered psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 20 years of experience of helping adults in the NHS psychological services and private practice. I can help with burn out, anxiety-related disorders, depression, the effects of childhood adverse experiences, abuse including domestic abuse, complex trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or difficulty in relationships, both with ourselves and others. I can help with complex bereavement including dealing with the effects of someone's suicide, eating disorders, coping with illness, personality disorder, anger; self-esteem issues and many others difficulties and challenges.
020 3870 3675 View 020 3870 3675
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Francisco Santos
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1U
Are you feeling that things around you are too much or that suddenly you cannot cope with life as you used to? Do you find yourself stuck or in the same situation over and over? I know the feeling of being paralized. I personally find it very difficult to ask for help when I'm in a bad place, and to show my vulnerability to others... I don't want to feel judged and I'd like to be encouraged to try and be myself and to talk freely about everything and anything. For me it's vital that my counsellor is really invested in helping me. I invite you to take that difficult first step and let me be part of your journey to get there
Are you feeling that things around you are too much or that suddenly you cannot cope with life as you used to? Do you find yourself stuck or in the same situation over and over? I know the feeling of being paralized. I personally find it very difficult to ask for help when I'm in a bad place, and to show my vulnerability to others... I don't want to feel judged and I'd like to be encouraged to try and be myself and to talk freely about everything and anything. For me it's vital that my counsellor is really invested in helping me. I invite you to take that difficult first step and let me be part of your journey to get there
020 4538 5040 View 020 4538 5040
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Dr Saleem Jeewa
Psychiatrist, MBBS
Verified Verified
London SW18
I am a consultant psychiatrist in medical psychotherapy, with several years experience offering psychotherapy in specialist services across the NHS. I offer once weekly psychodynamic and more intensive psychoanalytic therapy & mentalisation based treatment (MBT). I also provide clinical supervision.
I am a consultant psychiatrist in medical psychotherapy, with several years experience offering psychotherapy in specialist services across the NHS. I offer once weekly psychodynamic and more intensive psychoanalytic therapy & mentalisation based treatment (MBT). I also provide clinical supervision.
07745 712689 View 07745 712689
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Clarity Psychotherapy & Transformational Coaching
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE9
Do you currently feel stuck or confused, anxious or fearful, emotionally numb, frustrated or restrained, under achieving, without clear identity, low in self-confidence or esteem, lacking purpose, grief or regret, depressed or hopeless, anger, lost or trapped in the past? Do you want to feel empowered & full of clarity, calm & peaceful, emotionally aware & connected, unfettered and free, high achieving, full of self-worth & belief, a strong sense of purpose & identity, healed, joyful & hopeful, composed, focused on the present & future, less self-judgement? The Clarity is the place for you.
Do you currently feel stuck or confused, anxious or fearful, emotionally numb, frustrated or restrained, under achieving, without clear identity, low in self-confidence or esteem, lacking purpose, grief or regret, depressed or hopeless, anger, lost or trapped in the past? Do you want to feel empowered & full of clarity, calm & peaceful, emotionally aware & connected, unfettered and free, high achieving, full of self-worth & belief, a strong sense of purpose & identity, healed, joyful & hopeful, composed, focused on the present & future, less self-judgement? The Clarity is the place for you.
07588 687153 View 07588 687153
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Veena Ugargol
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E1
Do you find yourself struggling to manage anxiety or depression related difficulties? Perhaps you are aware that you need to make changes but are unsure of where to start? We all get stressed from time to time - in fact research shows that in England, in any given week, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. Many people report that they worry constantly or much of the time, leading to sleepless nights and unhealthy coping habits. Sometimes feelings of anxiety and low mood may be related to traumatic, distressing experiences from the past.
Do you find yourself struggling to manage anxiety or depression related difficulties? Perhaps you are aware that you need to make changes but are unsure of where to start? We all get stressed from time to time - in fact research shows that in England, in any given week, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. Many people report that they worry constantly or much of the time, leading to sleepless nights and unhealthy coping habits. Sometimes feelings of anxiety and low mood may be related to traumatic, distressing experiences from the past.
020 3893 3189 View 020 3893 3189
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Viviana Esse
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London WC1E
Sometimes life can prove truly relentless. We have all experienced times when several challenges have simultaneously knocked at our door, perhaps when there is already so much we are holding for ourselves and our loved ones. Perhaps you are battling with a lack of meaning and purpose, relationship or work issues, climate grief, addiction. Maybe you feel isolated, lost in a fast-changing world that does not match your values, or stuck in recurring patterns that are no longer serving you. It could be that you are experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, and you do not quite know what to do with them.
Sometimes life can prove truly relentless. We have all experienced times when several challenges have simultaneously knocked at our door, perhaps when there is already so much we are holding for ourselves and our loved ones. Perhaps you are battling with a lack of meaning and purpose, relationship or work issues, climate grief, addiction. Maybe you feel isolated, lost in a fast-changing world that does not match your values, or stuck in recurring patterns that are no longer serving you. It could be that you are experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, and you do not quite know what to do with them.
020 3856 8481 View 020 3856 8481
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Dr Shradha Billawa
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E17  (Online Only)
I am a Counselling Psychologist, with longstanding experience and knowledge, of supporting individuals who have faced a range of difficulties. These include issues within personal identities and relationships, depression, and anxiety, to name a few. Whatever you may be facing, I commit to offering a caring, open-minded, and non-judgemental approach to support you to navigate the hardships you are experiencing and build a strong sense of 'self' and empowerment.
I am a Counselling Psychologist, with longstanding experience and knowledge, of supporting individuals who have faced a range of difficulties. These include issues within personal identities and relationships, depression, and anxiety, to name a few. Whatever you may be facing, I commit to offering a caring, open-minded, and non-judgemental approach to support you to navigate the hardships you are experiencing and build a strong sense of 'self' and empowerment.
020 3856 7932 View 020 3856 7932
Photo of Joshua Miles, MSc, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Joshua Miles
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London NW5
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist who has worked for many years with a wide range of life issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family difficulties and loss and bereavement. You may find yourself feeling disconnected, or as though the life you are living is not your own. Perhaps you feel dissatisfied or unhappy, in a crisis or seeking resolution for a particular difficulty. I offer you the chance to more fully understand yourself, past experiences and relationships, ultimately allowing you to live a life that feels more genuine, connected and meaningful.
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist who has worked for many years with a wide range of life issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family difficulties and loss and bereavement. You may find yourself feeling disconnected, or as though the life you are living is not your own. Perhaps you feel dissatisfied or unhappy, in a crisis or seeking resolution for a particular difficulty. I offer you the chance to more fully understand yourself, past experiences and relationships, ultimately allowing you to live a life that feels more genuine, connected and meaningful.
020 4538 0099 View 020 4538 0099
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Lisa Hitchen
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SE9
I am an experienced and accredited counsellor working with people of all backgrounds. I offer a safe listening space for clients to speak freely about whatever is troubling them. I work in an integrative way bringing in different approaches based on the individual needs of each person. This includes creative techniques, person centred and CBT approaches. I offer short and long term sessions in Lewisham plus telephone and online counselling to individuals and couples. Recently I qualified as an EMDR therapist and offer this to clients with disturbing memories or trauma that want to let go of the past (see my website for details).
I am an experienced and accredited counsellor working with people of all backgrounds. I offer a safe listening space for clients to speak freely about whatever is troubling them. I work in an integrative way bringing in different approaches based on the individual needs of each person. This includes creative techniques, person centred and CBT approaches. I offer short and long term sessions in Lewisham plus telephone and online counselling to individuals and couples. Recently I qualified as an EMDR therapist and offer this to clients with disturbing memories or trauma that want to let go of the past (see my website for details).
020 8106 2070 View 020 8106 2070
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The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1G
The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic is an award-winning, independent private practice providing psychological help and services across London and Surrey. Our clinicians are hand-selected, highly skilled clinical and counselling psychologists, who have established academic backgrounds and NHS careers, in addition to their private work. We provide interventions for a wide variety of mental health conditions and difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, personality disorders and eating disorders, all of which can have a hugely debilitating effect on our lives and the lives of people around us.
The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic is an award-winning, independent private practice providing psychological help and services across London and Surrey. Our clinicians are hand-selected, highly skilled clinical and counselling psychologists, who have established academic backgrounds and NHS careers, in addition to their private work. We provide interventions for a wide variety of mental health conditions and difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, personality disorders and eating disorders, all of which can have a hugely debilitating effect on our lives and the lives of people around us.
020 4538 4770 View 020 4538 4770
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Nicole Burleigh
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1G  (Online Only)
I am an experienced integrative psychotherapist specialising in the area of eating disorders and body image problems. I also work with people struggling with a wide range of other problems too including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, bereavement, and relationship problems to name but a few. I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to talk about whatever is troubling you and together, we can work through your problems harnessing your inner wisdom, strengths and resilience. My approach is collaborative and holistic, tailoring therapy to your specific needs.
I am an experienced integrative psychotherapist specialising in the area of eating disorders and body image problems. I also work with people struggling with a wide range of other problems too including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, bereavement, and relationship problems to name but a few. I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to talk about whatever is troubling you and together, we can work through your problems harnessing your inner wisdom, strengths and resilience. My approach is collaborative and holistic, tailoring therapy to your specific needs.
020 3984 9625 View 020 3984 9625
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CBT, EMDR, Psychological Coach & Mental Health
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SE24
Hey, I am Brenda, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, EMDR Therapist and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and an award winner of the "Prestigious Mary Seacole Award". I offer 1:1 CBT therapy to help you to rediscover your self, to become "un-stuck", move forward and rebuild your life from past painful experiences. I use my professional expertise through a variety of evidence based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Coaching theories, plus my lived experiences of trauma, confidence and assertiveness challenges to help you rediscover your true self and reclaim your life. I also support with goal setting, as essential tool.
Hey, I am Brenda, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, EMDR Therapist and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and an award winner of the "Prestigious Mary Seacole Award". I offer 1:1 CBT therapy to help you to rediscover your self, to become "un-stuck", move forward and rebuild your life from past painful experiences. I use my professional expertise through a variety of evidence based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Coaching theories, plus my lived experiences of trauma, confidence and assertiveness challenges to help you rediscover your true self and reclaim your life. I also support with goal setting, as essential tool.
020 8106 5762 View 020 8106 5762
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Frankie Johnson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW17
Hi, welcome to my profile - let’s see if you think I can help. I believe that in order to overcome life’s challenges and achieve the sense of well-being you desire in life, developing a strong self-awareness is essential. I have an interest in helping you understand how your early relationships with parents, carers, family and peers can shape how you relate to the world around you at present. I have experience of helping those who have faced depression, anxiety, low self-worth; identity issues, drug addiction and anger problems understand how they can be connected to thoughts and feelings that developed in early life.
Hi, welcome to my profile - let’s see if you think I can help. I believe that in order to overcome life’s challenges and achieve the sense of well-being you desire in life, developing a strong self-awareness is essential. I have an interest in helping you understand how your early relationships with parents, carers, family and peers can shape how you relate to the world around you at present. I have experience of helping those who have faced depression, anxiety, low self-worth; identity issues, drug addiction and anger problems understand how they can be connected to thoughts and feelings that developed in early life.
07480 488237 View 07480 488237
Photo of Ben Gaymer, MA, BPC, Psychotherapist
Ben Gaymer
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
London E10
My approach is a psychodynamic one, which means that I will work collaboratively with you to try identify patterns in your life that may feel unhelpful or which are causing you distress. We might think about how your past is affecting you in the present. I aim to give you the space to express all of yourself without judgement. Here are some of the things that I can help with: depression, grief and loss, struggles with feelings of guilt or shame, problems with relationships and intimacy, anxiety and stress, low self-esteem or self-image, difficulties with identity and belonging and navigating life transitions.
My approach is a psychodynamic one, which means that I will work collaboratively with you to try identify patterns in your life that may feel unhelpful or which are causing you distress. We might think about how your past is affecting you in the present. I aim to give you the space to express all of yourself without judgement. Here are some of the things that I can help with: depression, grief and loss, struggles with feelings of guilt or shame, problems with relationships and intimacy, anxiety and stress, low self-esteem or self-image, difficulties with identity and belonging and navigating life transitions.
020 3816 3564 View 020 3816 3564
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Dr Kayode Akinsulire
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE1
Welcome! My Name is Kay and I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC. I base my practice in an integrative approach using Narrative, CBT, psychodynamic and person-centred interventions where appropriate. The healing power of the therapeutic relationship is crucial to my practice. I aim for this relationship to be restorative, in support of safety, learning and creativity. I have accrued experience of therapeutic work in different settings within the NHS and community-based charities. I provide therapy to everyone including clients of Asian and Black African/African-Caribbean heritage.
Welcome! My Name is Kay and I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC. I base my practice in an integrative approach using Narrative, CBT, psychodynamic and person-centred interventions where appropriate. The healing power of the therapeutic relationship is crucial to my practice. I aim for this relationship to be restorative, in support of safety, learning and creativity. I have accrued experience of therapeutic work in different settings within the NHS and community-based charities. I provide therapy to everyone including clients of Asian and Black African/African-Caribbean heritage.
020 4538 8563 View 020 4538 8563
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Dr Christiana Eke Phd. Counsellor And Life Coach
PhD
Verified Verified
London SE9  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Christiana. I am a counsellor, and life coach who helps individuals, couples, and families with their problems. I am a member of the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH). Do you have well-being issues, anxiety, depression, stress, or personal development challenges? Are you suffering and smiling in your relationship, or marriage that affects your health? Are you looking for a life coach to guide you in difficult tasks, or in achieving your goals to reach your full potential? Feel free to visit my website for further details, and help with effective results. I offer flexible schedules via video or email.
Hello, my name is Christiana. I am a counsellor, and life coach who helps individuals, couples, and families with their problems. I am a member of the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH). Do you have well-being issues, anxiety, depression, stress, or personal development challenges? Are you suffering and smiling in your relationship, or marriage that affects your health? Are you looking for a life coach to guide you in difficult tasks, or in achieving your goals to reach your full potential? Feel free to visit my website for further details, and help with effective results. I offer flexible schedules via video or email.
07852 238096 View 07852 238096
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Michaela Grecu
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW4
Together we can work through whatever issues you bring, so that you can live up to your full potential, feel fulfilled and make more satisfying life choices. Learning more about your thoughts, behaviours and feelings, will help you in your relationships, work life and home life. Through counselling you may find new perspectives, feel more resilient and be better equipped to deal with all of life's challenges.
Together we can work through whatever issues you bring, so that you can live up to your full potential, feel fulfilled and make more satisfying life choices. Learning more about your thoughts, behaviours and feelings, will help you in your relationships, work life and home life. Through counselling you may find new perspectives, feel more resilient and be better equipped to deal with all of life's challenges.
020 4538 9352 View 020 4538 9352
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Sam Cotton
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE11
I’m Sam - I’ve been a psychotherapist for about eight years. I became a therapist because I had been in therapy for years myself and it really helped, and so I wanted to support others in the same way. I’m Scottish living in Central London, a gay man and I work with people of any gender or sexual orientation - I have a wide mix of clients, some straight, some gay, some people of colour, some white, male, female, non binary and everything in between. I’m 50 years old, had countless jobs and lots of life experience before training in psychotherapy. My style is warm, non-judgmental, empathic and challenging when appropriate!
I’m Sam - I’ve been a psychotherapist for about eight years. I became a therapist because I had been in therapy for years myself and it really helped, and so I wanted to support others in the same way. I’m Scottish living in Central London, a gay man and I work with people of any gender or sexual orientation - I have a wide mix of clients, some straight, some gay, some people of colour, some white, male, female, non binary and everything in between. I’m 50 years old, had countless jobs and lots of life experience before training in psychotherapy. My style is warm, non-judgmental, empathic and challenging when appropriate!
020 4538 5073 View 020 4538 5073
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
57% Vitality

How Counsellors in London see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in London?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.