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Photo of Nicolas Magriel, PhD, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Nicolas Magriel
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London NW3  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Is life seeming like too much to cope with? Do you feel confused, find it difficult to know what you want or difficult to express your needs? Are your relationships troubling you rather than bringing you joy and satisfaction? Do you suffer from unexplained aches and pains or sometimes find it difficult to breathe? Do you sometimes wonder how you ended up in the life you're leading? Is this all there is? Does your own body seem alien to you? Uncomfortable? Do you find it hard to appreciate your body or do beneficial things like eating well or getting exercise. Body psychotherapy can help.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Is life seeming like too much to cope with? Do you feel confused, find it difficult to know what you want or difficult to express your needs? Are your relationships troubling you rather than bringing you joy and satisfaction? Do you suffer from unexplained aches and pains or sometimes find it difficult to breathe? Do you sometimes wonder how you ended up in the life you're leading? Is this all there is? Does your own body seem alien to you? Uncomfortable? Do you find it hard to appreciate your body or do beneficial things like eating well or getting exercise. Body psychotherapy can help.
020 3988 4340 View 020 3988 4340
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Katja Falinski
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW10  (Online Only)
Life can be unpredictable at times, throwing unexpected events our way. It's not uncommon to find ourselves in a crisis, feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what's happening. Maybe you're going through a tough time and it all feels a little too much to handle alone. If you're looking for a safe space to explore these challenges - both old and new - and to build a supportive relationship where you can feel heard and understood, then I'm here to help. Let's start with a consultation to discuss your needs and goals, and to see how we can work together to help you through this difficult time.
Life can be unpredictable at times, throwing unexpected events our way. It's not uncommon to find ourselves in a crisis, feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what's happening. Maybe you're going through a tough time and it all feels a little too much to handle alone. If you're looking for a safe space to explore these challenges - both old and new - and to build a supportive relationship where you can feel heard and understood, then I'm here to help. Let's start with a consultation to discuss your needs and goals, and to see how we can work together to help you through this difficult time.
020 3479 4087 View 020 3479 4087
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Jonathan Humphreys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E17
I specialise in helping clients who feel stuck - in life, work, relationships, feelings or patterns of behaviour - to find a route through their challenges. Increasingly I work with millennial and Gen Z clients and help them with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, shame, bereavement, loss of meaning and major life transitions (such as illness, career change or parenthood). I have a particular interest in working with those in the arts and creative industries who feel blocked, obstructed or lacking in confidence in their work.
I specialise in helping clients who feel stuck - in life, work, relationships, feelings or patterns of behaviour - to find a route through their challenges. Increasingly I work with millennial and Gen Z clients and help them with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, shame, bereavement, loss of meaning and major life transitions (such as illness, career change or parenthood). I have a particular interest in working with those in the arts and creative industries who feel blocked, obstructed or lacking in confidence in their work.
020 3763 1726 View 020 3763 1726
Karen Hopkins
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W1T  (Online Only)
Are you seeking healing and relief from the effects of complex trauma? As an experienced EMDR therapist, I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can embark on your journey towards recovery. Complex trauma can have a profound impact on various areas of your life, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and disconnected. Through the powerful and evidence-based approach of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I can help you navigate the complexities of your traumatic experiences and find a path towards healing and growth.
Are you seeking healing and relief from the effects of complex trauma? As an experienced EMDR therapist, I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can embark on your journey towards recovery. Complex trauma can have a profound impact on various areas of your life, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and disconnected. Through the powerful and evidence-based approach of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I can help you navigate the complexities of your traumatic experiences and find a path towards healing and growth.
020 3962 1075 View 020 3962 1075
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Scarlet Ma
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE4
Life can be challenging and difficult at times. Psychotherapy is a space you can gift yourself, a space to be held and to explore possibilities. I provide a safe, open, and gentle space for you to connect and explore. Healing and growth come from connecting with people who see us and understand us. Crisis and issues in life often point us towards areas in our lives that are calling for some attention, although sometimes it is hard to see when we are in it. They often invite us to take a closer look at our lives and to find ways to live more fully and freely. I will be there to walk beside you and support you along the way.
Life can be challenging and difficult at times. Psychotherapy is a space you can gift yourself, a space to be held and to explore possibilities. I provide a safe, open, and gentle space for you to connect and explore. Healing and growth come from connecting with people who see us and understand us. Crisis and issues in life often point us towards areas in our lives that are calling for some attention, although sometimes it is hard to see when we are in it. They often invite us to take a closer look at our lives and to find ways to live more fully and freely. I will be there to walk beside you and support you along the way.
07599 820099 View 07599 820099
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Ross O'Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW18  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are wondering why choose to work with me or what would this look like? We can begin with exploring what you are going through and look to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of these lived experiences, and possibly identify the origins. Your journey and experiences are unique. You bring your story and together we will navigate the feelings, thoughts, emotions and behaviours, validate the impact and create a clear picture of the change you might hope to achieve. Through this process we can also explore ways you can best implement change for an improved lived experience.
Perhaps you are wondering why choose to work with me or what would this look like? We can begin with exploring what you are going through and look to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of these lived experiences, and possibly identify the origins. Your journey and experiences are unique. You bring your story and together we will navigate the feelings, thoughts, emotions and behaviours, validate the impact and create a clear picture of the change you might hope to achieve. Through this process we can also explore ways you can best implement change for an improved lived experience.
01929 501100 View 01929 501100
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Rivka Mennesson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW8
I'm an experienced Individual and Couple Therapist in both private and public sectors. I’m a Supervisor and occasional Lecturer. I have an MA at the Tavistock and a PGdip at the WPF, Couple Therapy ( I have been working for a marriage Charity for 10 years) and Supervision Certificates. I'm in my 40s and practice in English, Italian and French. I worked in a Mental Health Unit, 20 years ago. I help running a support group for women with PND and I have experience giving workshops on different psychoanalytic subjects.I also work with victims of Narcissistic abuse, Bereavement, Anxiety and Depression and fear of Abandonment
I'm an experienced Individual and Couple Therapist in both private and public sectors. I’m a Supervisor and occasional Lecturer. I have an MA at the Tavistock and a PGdip at the WPF, Couple Therapy ( I have been working for a marriage Charity for 10 years) and Supervision Certificates. I'm in my 40s and practice in English, Italian and French. I worked in a Mental Health Unit, 20 years ago. I help running a support group for women with PND and I have experience giving workshops on different psychoanalytic subjects.I also work with victims of Narcissistic abuse, Bereavement, Anxiety and Depression and fear of Abandonment
020 3962 0581 View 020 3962 0581
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Javaneh Pirzadamoli
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London NW3  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Javaneh, specialised in pre-teens, adolescents and young adults. I work with several issues such as various forms of anxiety (health, social, panic, perfectionism), self-esteem and trauma.I believe in making warm connections with my clients and help them make sense of their difficult feelings in a safe space. I help my teen clients with symptoms of self-harm and intrusive/suicidal thoughts. I have 10 years of experience across schools, therapy organisations and private practice.
Hi! I'm Javaneh, specialised in pre-teens, adolescents and young adults. I work with several issues such as various forms of anxiety (health, social, panic, perfectionism), self-esteem and trauma.I believe in making warm connections with my clients and help them make sense of their difficult feelings in a safe space. I help my teen clients with symptoms of self-harm and intrusive/suicidal thoughts. I have 10 years of experience across schools, therapy organisations and private practice.
020 3988 4300 View 020 3988 4300
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Bobbi Banks - Therapy, Coaching & Supervision
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE1  (Online Only)
You may have landed on this page because something isn’t feeling right. Perhaps you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck. Maybe you're struggling with past trauma, navigating current relationships with loved ones, or struggling to love and accept yourself. Whatever it is, there's space for you here. In my therapy room, it’s us against the problem. You bring your life story – the ups, the downs, and everything in between – and I bring lots of tools, insights, empathy, and a wealth of experience.
You may have landed on this page because something isn’t feeling right. Perhaps you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck. Maybe you're struggling with past trauma, navigating current relationships with loved ones, or struggling to love and accept yourself. Whatever it is, there's space for you here. In my therapy room, it’s us against the problem. You bring your life story – the ups, the downs, and everything in between – and I bring lots of tools, insights, empathy, and a wealth of experience.
020 4538 7521 View 020 4538 7521
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Katherine Victoria Bennell
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE19
Not accepting new clients
My training in Integrative Psychotherapy means I combine therapeutic approaches to create a therapy relevant and appropriate for each and every client. When working with me, you will get a tailor made therapeutic experience as I understand that 'no-one-size fits all' when it comes to mental health. I am committed to helping you heal, to express yourself, to strengthen your innate ability to make choices and to empower yourself to make any changes you need in order to move forward in life.
My training in Integrative Psychotherapy means I combine therapeutic approaches to create a therapy relevant and appropriate for each and every client. When working with me, you will get a tailor made therapeutic experience as I understand that 'no-one-size fits all' when it comes to mental health. I am committed to helping you heal, to express yourself, to strengthen your innate ability to make choices and to empower yourself to make any changes you need in order to move forward in life.
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Tiffani Streete
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London SE13
Integrative Counsellor specialising in a multiple of therapy approaches such as; Psychodynamic, Humanistic and CBT(Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) to name a few. My use of different therapy approaches, not only allows clients to gain clarity of where they are and where they want to be (in life) but also provides solution based strategies in order for them to conquer their present and past. It’s fulfilling to witness the growth of clients overcoming traumatic and challenging circumstances. It would be a privilege and honour to work with you as I want to witness you evolve in becoming the best you, LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE .
Integrative Counsellor specialising in a multiple of therapy approaches such as; Psychodynamic, Humanistic and CBT(Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) to name a few. My use of different therapy approaches, not only allows clients to gain clarity of where they are and where they want to be (in life) but also provides solution based strategies in order for them to conquer their present and past. It’s fulfilling to witness the growth of clients overcoming traumatic and challenging circumstances. It would be a privilege and honour to work with you as I want to witness you evolve in becoming the best you, LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE .
020 3974 2035 View 020 3974 2035
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Maryam Essa Alkhulaifi
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London SW4
I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties, and I love working with children, teens, families and couples. I work from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, assisting and supporting you to be the author of your own life. I further believe the therapeutic relationship should be one of authenticity and collaboration that feels safe and supportive. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviours, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and end-of-life/ terminal diagnosis related challenges.
I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties, and I love working with children, teens, families and couples. I work from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, assisting and supporting you to be the author of your own life. I further believe the therapeutic relationship should be one of authenticity and collaboration that feels safe and supportive. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviours, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and end-of-life/ terminal diagnosis related challenges.
020 3835 3896 View 020 3835 3896
Photo of Christina Johnson, MSc, MHGI, Psychotherapist
Christina Johnson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW1
Are you currently impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, ADHD, phobia, addiction, overeating, grief , or anger ? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, hopeless or living in fear and anxiety ? Are you struggling to deal with family members or work colleagues ? Would you like support with life transitions, career choices or relationship issues ? Are you a new or expectant parent and seeking support ? (www.marvellousmammas.co.uk)
Are you currently impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, ADHD, phobia, addiction, overeating, grief , or anger ? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, hopeless or living in fear and anxiety ? Are you struggling to deal with family members or work colleagues ? Would you like support with life transitions, career choices or relationship issues ? Are you a new or expectant parent and seeking support ? (www.marvellousmammas.co.uk)
020 3856 4075 View 020 3856 4075
Photo of Bettina Salzmann, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Bettina Salzmann
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW14
I am an experienced CBT therapist and integrative counsellor/psychotherapist working in private practice for Anxiety, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Depression, family mediation.I use mindfulness with my clients to help them to become more aware of the present moment and in acknowledging feelings and thoughts as they come and go.It’s been accepted as a useful therapy for anxiety and depression for years, and research suggests it's effective when practising reflection on yourself, switching off your auto pilot in order to discover your real feelings, and this can have an positive influence on our well being.
I am an experienced CBT therapist and integrative counsellor/psychotherapist working in private practice for Anxiety, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Depression, family mediation.I use mindfulness with my clients to help them to become more aware of the present moment and in acknowledging feelings and thoughts as they come and go.It’s been accepted as a useful therapy for anxiety and depression for years, and research suggests it's effective when practising reflection on yourself, switching off your auto pilot in order to discover your real feelings, and this can have an positive influence on our well being.
01748 900742 View 01748 900742
Photo of Mudimo Okondo, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Mudimo Okondo
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE3
I have over 20 years experience working in the personal development, mentoring, and mental health fields, working with a broad range and severity of issues including: anxiety and depression, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, trauma/abuse, challenges in being neuro-atypical, and the affirmation of sexual orientation and gender identity.
I have over 20 years experience working in the personal development, mentoring, and mental health fields, working with a broad range and severity of issues including: anxiety and depression, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, trauma/abuse, challenges in being neuro-atypical, and the affirmation of sexual orientation and gender identity.
020 3835 5796 View 020 3835 5796
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Dr Orinayo Onabanjo
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1U  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC registered and BPS chartered counselling psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working within mental health. I am particularly interested in working with women experiencing perinatal mental health difficulties. This means I offer individual and group therapy to mums (to be) experiencing birth trauma, perinatal anxiety, postnatal depression, maternal identity issues, breastfeeding difficulties, fertility issues, maternal childhood trauma etc.
I am a HCPC registered and BPS chartered counselling psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working within mental health. I am particularly interested in working with women experiencing perinatal mental health difficulties. This means I offer individual and group therapy to mums (to be) experiencing birth trauma, perinatal anxiety, postnatal depression, maternal identity issues, breastfeeding difficulties, fertility issues, maternal childhood trauma etc.
020 3870 3421 View 020 3870 3421
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Angarad Roberts
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London E17  (Online Only)
I am an integrative and Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist; my approach is rooted in the belief that each individual is unique and deserves a personalised therapeutic journey. I am dedicated to blending various therapeutic modalities, collaboratively tailoring treatment to my clients specific needs and preferences.
I am an integrative and Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist; my approach is rooted in the belief that each individual is unique and deserves a personalised therapeutic journey. I am dedicated to blending various therapeutic modalities, collaboratively tailoring treatment to my clients specific needs and preferences.
020 3893 8877 View 020 3893 8877
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Michelle Bativala
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SW19
Anxiety and Depression can creep up on us at any time, sometimes you don't stop to notice the signs and triggers until you feel at a crisis point and life feels heavy, grey and without any positivity or colour. Counselling can offer a space and someone to listen and help you manage the effects of depression and find out more about the root of anxiety and how to notice triggers.
Anxiety and Depression can creep up on us at any time, sometimes you don't stop to notice the signs and triggers until you feel at a crisis point and life feels heavy, grey and without any positivity or colour. Counselling can offer a space and someone to listen and help you manage the effects of depression and find out more about the root of anxiety and how to notice triggers.
01260 544548 View 01260 544548
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Martina Klich
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
London NW5
My psychotherapeutic work spans the NHS and private practice. Our work together will help you to think about the feelings you have about yourself – and other people – particularly family, friends and colleagues. I will compassionately help you to face issues and causes, often from long ago, which may be weighing on you, or unknowingly affecting your relationship with yourself and others. In our sessions you will be encouraged to talk freely. Together we will look deeper into your unique experiences, perspectives, problems and worries and together we will do the work of processing emotions.
My psychotherapeutic work spans the NHS and private practice. Our work together will help you to think about the feelings you have about yourself – and other people – particularly family, friends and colleagues. I will compassionately help you to face issues and causes, often from long ago, which may be weighing on you, or unknowingly affecting your relationship with yourself and others. In our sessions you will be encouraged to talk freely. Together we will look deeper into your unique experiences, perspectives, problems and worries and together we will do the work of processing emotions.
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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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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.

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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.