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Francis Atkinson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London E1  (Online Only)
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for over 26 years. I believe that the most important aspect in any therapeutic process is the relationship between the client and the therapist. Through the use of our relationship, I would aim to help you work through the issues you are bringing, regardless of how difficult they might appear to be. Using the trust between us, I would aim to help you come to an understanding for yourself of internal and interpersonal difficulties that have been around with a view to being more accepting of yourself in relation to yourself and others around you.
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for over 26 years. I believe that the most important aspect in any therapeutic process is the relationship between the client and the therapist. Through the use of our relationship, I would aim to help you work through the issues you are bringing, regardless of how difficult they might appear to be. Using the trust between us, I would aim to help you come to an understanding for yourself of internal and interpersonal difficulties that have been around with a view to being more accepting of yourself in relation to yourself and others around you.
023 8214 9345 View 023 8214 9345
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Sharon Kaulsi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London W7
Have you found yourself telling others ‘I’m fine’ but inside you feel sad, lonely, and overwhelmed? Perhaps you don’t want to tell others how you’re really feeling but deep down you know that you need to talk to someone. Situations like this often bring people to counselling. In my experience, the counselling process allows people to gain a greater understanding of themselves and their feelings. It could also help you gain a greater understanding of difficult life experiences both past and present within a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship.
Have you found yourself telling others ‘I’m fine’ but inside you feel sad, lonely, and overwhelmed? Perhaps you don’t want to tell others how you’re really feeling but deep down you know that you need to talk to someone. Situations like this often bring people to counselling. In my experience, the counselling process allows people to gain a greater understanding of themselves and their feelings. It could also help you gain a greater understanding of difficult life experiences both past and present within a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship.
020 3816 3707 View 020 3816 3707
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Jessica Roberts
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London SW19  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Jess, I am a clinical psychologist who is registered in both UK and Australia with the Health and Care Professionals Council and Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. I’ve helped people across the lifespan from teens to adults from diverse backgrounds with a range of different issues and problems including anxiety, relationship and social difficulties, low mood, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, obsessive-compulsive disorders, specific phobias, adjustment difficulties and more. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, where the relationship between a therapist and their client is paramount.
Hi, I am Jess, I am a clinical psychologist who is registered in both UK and Australia with the Health and Care Professionals Council and Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. I’ve helped people across the lifespan from teens to adults from diverse backgrounds with a range of different issues and problems including anxiety, relationship and social difficulties, low mood, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, obsessive-compulsive disorders, specific phobias, adjustment difficulties and more. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, where the relationship between a therapist and their client is paramount.
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Claudia Canova
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
London SE1
UPDATES: I offer 1:1/group low-cost Supervision sessions while I am completing my qualification. My practice: I truly believe in creating a relationship that works for you and that can support you safely in becoming more who you want to be, with more authenticity and psychological freedom. Therapy is a meaningful exploration of what deeply matters and particularly what has been neglected. My Psychosynthesis practice blends the exploration of issues in the here-and-now with a focus on what is trying to emerge, how you have been in the world, and what has impacted the expression of your full potential.
UPDATES: I offer 1:1/group low-cost Supervision sessions while I am completing my qualification. My practice: I truly believe in creating a relationship that works for you and that can support you safely in becoming more who you want to be, with more authenticity and psychological freedom. Therapy is a meaningful exploration of what deeply matters and particularly what has been neglected. My Psychosynthesis practice blends the exploration of issues in the here-and-now with a focus on what is trying to emerge, how you have been in the world, and what has impacted the expression of your full potential.
020 4538 1477 View 020 4538 1477
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Luke Reed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London N7
Are you feeling stuck? unable to move forward? finding some part of your life hard to understand. Whatever you might be struggling with talking your problems through with someone can be a much-needed healing process. Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? My understanding is depression can sometimes be caused by unprocessed emotions from the past that need to be felt before you can move forward. Anxiety is often a fear of the future, by exploring your fears and unprocessed emotions you can begin to understand where they come from, how they are holding you back and hopefully relieve some of the pain they are causing you.
Are you feeling stuck? unable to move forward? finding some part of your life hard to understand. Whatever you might be struggling with talking your problems through with someone can be a much-needed healing process. Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? My understanding is depression can sometimes be caused by unprocessed emotions from the past that need to be felt before you can move forward. Anxiety is often a fear of the future, by exploring your fears and unprocessed emotions you can begin to understand where they come from, how they are holding you back and hopefully relieve some of the pain they are causing you.
020 4538 2265 View 020 4538 2265
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Lisa Home
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London EC4Y
Life at times can be challenging, people can often feel isolated and stuck in their struggles, confused about what to do to change the things in life that are troubling them. Reaching out can be hard, trusting others can feel even more difficult. It's at these times that therapy can make a difference. I am a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable psychotherapist and am familiar working with a range of relationship models and gender dynamics. I work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including individuals from straight, queer, poly and kink communities, sex workers, and people who identify across the gender spectrum.
Life at times can be challenging, people can often feel isolated and stuck in their struggles, confused about what to do to change the things in life that are troubling them. Reaching out can be hard, trusting others can feel even more difficult. It's at these times that therapy can make a difference. I am a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable psychotherapist and am familiar working with a range of relationship models and gender dynamics. I work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including individuals from straight, queer, poly and kink communities, sex workers, and people who identify across the gender spectrum.
020 3872 0713 View 020 3872 0713
Photo of Margherita Castellani, Psychotherapist in London, England
Margherita Castellani
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW1W
I know from experience that looking for a therapist can feel daunting and overwhelming. People come to therapy for different reasons. You might be about feeling anxious, depressed, struggling with low self-esteem, experiencing relational difficulties or feeling stuck in life. You simply might wish to understand your feelings and behaviours better, in order to achieve greater pleasure and happiness. I am an Italian psychotherapist and group analyst working is private practice. My first degree was in art history, and then trained as a therapist at the Tavistock Clinic and the Institute of Group Analysis.
I know from experience that looking for a therapist can feel daunting and overwhelming. People come to therapy for different reasons. You might be about feeling anxious, depressed, struggling with low self-esteem, experiencing relational difficulties or feeling stuck in life. You simply might wish to understand your feelings and behaviours better, in order to achieve greater pleasure and happiness. I am an Italian psychotherapist and group analyst working is private practice. My first degree was in art history, and then trained as a therapist at the Tavistock Clinic and the Institute of Group Analysis.
020 3893 2747 View 020 3893 2747
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Ana Vidal
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
London E14
Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Perhaps you feel stuck in patterns of behaviour as if nothing was ever going to change? Do you struggle with narcissistic relationships and experiences? Perhaps you feel depressed and it is hard to cope with certain feelings or social anxiety. Does it feel that family problems and work are overwhelmingly hard to handle? Do you feel burdened by the past and unable to move on? Are you worried about divorce or your marriage? This is when a therapist like me can help.
Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Perhaps you feel stuck in patterns of behaviour as if nothing was ever going to change? Do you struggle with narcissistic relationships and experiences? Perhaps you feel depressed and it is hard to cope with certain feelings or social anxiety. Does it feel that family problems and work are overwhelmingly hard to handle? Do you feel burdened by the past and unable to move on? Are you worried about divorce or your marriage? This is when a therapist like me can help.
020 3962 1519 View 020 3962 1519
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Anthony John Manning
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London E18
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
My focus in therapy is on a person's life and relationships, past and present. I regard symptoms or behaviour patterns as expressions of distress connected to life circumstances. My style is fairly active, but I'm careful to listen and check what I have heard. I pay attention to a person's narrative, including successes as well as difficulties. I am happy to share knowledge that might help my client or point to resources. Most of my work is relatively short term (12 sessions or less). Typically I start off with a questionnaire which includes client ideas about the goals of our work together.
07400 291012 View 07400 291012
Photo of Zenepe Mehmeti, Psychotherapist in London, England
Zenepe Mehmeti
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
London N10
For all of us there are times when life becomes too difficult to bear alone. People come to psychotherapy for many reasons. You may have experienced a particular crisis that has left you struggling with powerful or disturbing feelings. Or you might feel overwhelmed by your emotions. Perhaps you feel angry, depressed, lonely or stuck, you might have suffered bereavement, or some other loss. The aim of psychotherapy is, through working and thinking together, to help understand your state of mind. Psychodynamic psychotherapy accepts that we all have an unconscious life, which can exert a powerful hold.
For all of us there are times when life becomes too difficult to bear alone. People come to psychotherapy for many reasons. You may have experienced a particular crisis that has left you struggling with powerful or disturbing feelings. Or you might feel overwhelmed by your emotions. Perhaps you feel angry, depressed, lonely or stuck, you might have suffered bereavement, or some other loss. The aim of psychotherapy is, through working and thinking together, to help understand your state of mind. Psychodynamic psychotherapy accepts that we all have an unconscious life, which can exert a powerful hold.
020 8103 6809 View 020 8103 6809
Photo of Martina Mungai, Counsellor in London, England
Martina Mungai
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London N14
You may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or alone. You may feel like it is hard to cope with anxiety and low mood. Perhaps you experience difficulties at work and in relationships. I provide a safe and supportive space in which to explore and work together through your feelings and difficulties.
You may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or alone. You may feel like it is hard to cope with anxiety and low mood. Perhaps you experience difficulties at work and in relationships. I provide a safe and supportive space in which to explore and work together through your feelings and difficulties.
020 4538 1934 View 020 4538 1934
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Dr Keren Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London W1H  (Online Only)
Dr Keren Smith worked for the NHS at South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust from 2009 until 2022 where she and her colleagues set up the pioneering National and Specialist Dialectical Behaviour Therapy service for adolescents. Keren has seen clients independently since 2012 and works with both adults and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with people with a history of trauma and symptoms associated with PTSD and CPTSD; she has completed further training in specialist trauma focused models including EMDR and DBT-PE.
Dr Keren Smith worked for the NHS at South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust from 2009 until 2022 where she and her colleagues set up the pioneering National and Specialist Dialectical Behaviour Therapy service for adolescents. Keren has seen clients independently since 2012 and works with both adults and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with people with a history of trauma and symptoms associated with PTSD and CPTSD; she has completed further training in specialist trauma focused models including EMDR and DBT-PE.
020 8106 4754 View 020 8106 4754
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Sarah Jones
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
London N8
If you are feeling sad, lonely, anxious, frightened, confused, or depressed then a safe, confidential, non-judgemental therapeutic space may be for you. I offer psychotherapy or counselling to help you explore, reflect and understand yourself better. My approach is formed by listening to your needs as we engage in a therapeutic relationship which seeks to help and support you in all areas of your life. We might explore practical ways to manage symptoms, whilst over time we think together more deeply about the multiple and complex layers which underpin these. We work together to create opportunities for insight and healing.
If you are feeling sad, lonely, anxious, frightened, confused, or depressed then a safe, confidential, non-judgemental therapeutic space may be for you. I offer psychotherapy or counselling to help you explore, reflect and understand yourself better. My approach is formed by listening to your needs as we engage in a therapeutic relationship which seeks to help and support you in all areas of your life. We might explore practical ways to manage symptoms, whilst over time we think together more deeply about the multiple and complex layers which underpin these. We work together to create opportunities for insight and healing.
020 3912 9789 View 020 3912 9789
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Smart talk therapy Counselling Services
London N1  (Online Only)
It looks like things are okay, deep down inside you feel (and know!) that things are not okay, but you cannot explain what is really going on, you are confused. You know within you that you are capable of so much more than what you’re doing right now. You know, what you can achieve, something extraordinary if you are able to press the right button in life.  Are you feeling this way?  If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. You may have trusted friends and family and they have betrayed you or they were not able to help you because they do not understand you and the situation going on with you. I am here to help.
It looks like things are okay, deep down inside you feel (and know!) that things are not okay, but you cannot explain what is really going on, you are confused. You know within you that you are capable of so much more than what you’re doing right now. You know, what you can achieve, something extraordinary if you are able to press the right button in life.  Are you feeling this way?  If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. You may have trusted friends and family and they have betrayed you or they were not able to help you because they do not understand you and the situation going on with you. I am here to help.
020 4538 9822 View 020 4538 9822
Photo of CJL Therapy, Psychotherapist in London, England
CJL Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
London SW19
I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to help you feel comfortable, and to experience being really heard, so you can deepen your self-awareness and self-understanding. I fully recognise and value the human need for connection to self and others. Many people who are struggling to find meaning in life can feel disconnected from themselves and others. This can negatively impact their ability to form meaningful relationships and attain personal goals. I draw on a range of different psychotherapeutic models, to find the right way of working with you in each given moment.
I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to help you feel comfortable, and to experience being really heard, so you can deepen your self-awareness and self-understanding. I fully recognise and value the human need for connection to self and others. Many people who are struggling to find meaning in life can feel disconnected from themselves and others. This can negatively impact their ability to form meaningful relationships and attain personal goals. I draw on a range of different psychotherapeutic models, to find the right way of working with you in each given moment.
020 4538 7274 View 020 4538 7274
Photo of Dr Mma Yeebo, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Mma Yeebo
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London W3  (Online Only)
Are you struggling at the moment? Would you like to be able to better understand yourself and why you think and act the way you do? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and want to think it through with someone. Or perhaps you feel like therapy is something you'd like to try. I create a safe, nurturing, non-judgemental space for people to be able to be their full selves and talk through things that might be difficult for them. Finding such spaces can be difficult in our society. Considering therapy is the first step and I'd like to support you in considering further steps you'd like to take.
Are you struggling at the moment? Would you like to be able to better understand yourself and why you think and act the way you do? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and want to think it through with someone. Or perhaps you feel like therapy is something you'd like to try. I create a safe, nurturing, non-judgemental space for people to be able to be their full selves and talk through things that might be difficult for them. Finding such spaces can be difficult in our society. Considering therapy is the first step and I'd like to support you in considering further steps you'd like to take.
01661 525155 View 01661 525155
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CBT and EMDR for stress, anxiety, anger, trauma
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
London WC1X
As an Accredited EMDR and CBT Therapist, my specialism is helping people rapidly build confidence, resilience, self esteem, skills, strengths and new strategies. I’m passionate about helping people overcome trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, anger, struggles with relationships, communication, doubt, authenticity, identity, transitions, emotional regulation and wellbeing. My style is practical and encouraging, warm and down to earth. My evidence based approach is firmly rooted in what truly works to help people find lasting freedom. My emphasis is helping you make the changes that’ll make the biggest positive differences to your life.
As an Accredited EMDR and CBT Therapist, my specialism is helping people rapidly build confidence, resilience, self esteem, skills, strengths and new strategies. I’m passionate about helping people overcome trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, anger, struggles with relationships, communication, doubt, authenticity, identity, transitions, emotional regulation and wellbeing. My style is practical and encouraging, warm and down to earth. My evidence based approach is firmly rooted in what truly works to help people find lasting freedom. My emphasis is helping you make the changes that’ll make the biggest positive differences to your life.
020 3823 6384 View 020 3823 6384
Photo of Ella Tekdag, Counsellor in London, England
Ella Tekdag
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC4R
My name is Ella and I am a therapist based in London and Brighton. I offer a place to talk openly with no judgement or shame, a space to explore your experience together. I have experience in helping clients struggling with anxiety, social anxiety, stress, overwhelm, feelings of loneliness, significant loss and bereavement. I have helped clients find confidence, self-esteem and meaning in an increasingly demanding world. My current availability is: Wednesdays 1pm / 2pm (in-person in EC4), Thursdays 10am / 1pm (online).
My name is Ella and I am a therapist based in London and Brighton. I offer a place to talk openly with no judgement or shame, a space to explore your experience together. I have experience in helping clients struggling with anxiety, social anxiety, stress, overwhelm, feelings of loneliness, significant loss and bereavement. I have helped clients find confidence, self-esteem and meaning in an increasingly demanding world. My current availability is: Wednesdays 1pm / 2pm (in-person in EC4), Thursdays 10am / 1pm (online).
020 4538 2160 View 020 4538 2160
Photo of Altinay Donmez, Counsellor in London, England
Altinay Donmez
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC1V
Hello and welcome. My services aim to help people who are going through a difficult time in their lives or who simply want to understand themselves better. Whether you are feeling sad, going through a significant separation or experiencing difficulties in relationships, feeling anxious and overwhelmed, you would like to explore or there is anything that is bothering you, I can offer an accepting and warm space to talk through these issues.
Hello and welcome. My services aim to help people who are going through a difficult time in their lives or who simply want to understand themselves better. Whether you are feeling sad, going through a significant separation or experiencing difficulties in relationships, feeling anxious and overwhelmed, you would like to explore or there is anything that is bothering you, I can offer an accepting and warm space to talk through these issues.
020 3835 4294 View 020 3835 4294
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Jo-Anne Karlsson
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
London SW7
A confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a Narcissist; step-parenting and living in an Ex-pat community. The approaches I predominantly use are Solution Focused, Bowenian Systemic approach, Brainspotting or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP). All approaches work with clients, though I have found 'Walk and Talk' or EFP best for adolescents or those suffering with PTSD or Trauma, along with Brainspotting.
A confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a Narcissist; step-parenting and living in an Ex-pat community. The approaches I predominantly use are Solution Focused, Bowenian Systemic approach, Brainspotting or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP). All approaches work with clients, though I have found 'Walk and Talk' or EFP best for adolescents or those suffering with PTSD or Trauma, along with Brainspotting.
01344 567575 View 01344 567575

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Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
59% 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.

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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.