Counselling in Balham, London

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EMDR and Schema Therapy
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW12  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Dr Jennifer O’Connell, and I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist offering EMDR and Schema Therapy. I am passionate about helping people to make sense of and work through difficult life events. My specialism is working with recent and historic experiences of trauma or childhood adversity. This is wide ranging, for example witnessing or experiencing a car accident, military trauma, sexual or emotional abuse, bullying, a violent crime, or social humiliation. It could also involve growing up in an environment where you repeatedly experienced a sense of invalidation or isolation from others.
Hello, my name is Dr Jennifer O’Connell, and I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist offering EMDR and Schema Therapy. I am passionate about helping people to make sense of and work through difficult life events. My specialism is working with recent and historic experiences of trauma or childhood adversity. This is wide ranging, for example witnessing or experiencing a car accident, military trauma, sexual or emotional abuse, bullying, a violent crime, or social humiliation. It could also involve growing up in an environment where you repeatedly experienced a sense of invalidation or isolation from others.
020 3675 0478 View 020 3675 0478
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Steve Gilbert
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW17
I believe that it takes courage to reach out and seek the support of a counsellor - I appreciate how difficult getting to this place can be. We are all impacted differently by the world in which we live which can lead to a sense of isolation or 'homelessness' within ourselves. Counselling and Psychotherapy can be seen as an investment in you, an investment that has the potential to bring you from a place of crisis or confusion to one of relief.
I believe that it takes courage to reach out and seek the support of a counsellor - I appreciate how difficult getting to this place can be. We are all impacted differently by the world in which we live which can lead to a sense of isolation or 'homelessness' within ourselves. Counselling and Psychotherapy can be seen as an investment in you, an investment that has the potential to bring you from a place of crisis or confusion to one of relief.
020 3893 3463 View 020 3893 3463
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Ewa Romanowska
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW4
I am fully qualified, BACP registered counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor working with a wide range of issues. My approach is integrative drawing from Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, CBT, Gestalt and Attachment theory depending on the needs. I support my clients in understanding themselves and their experiences, help them leave difficult events in the past and change unhelpful patterns. By becoming aware of our behaviour, actions and inner conflicts, we are gaining a better understanding of why we are the way we are, and why we do the things we do, this leads relieve in suffering, peace and happiness.
I am fully qualified, BACP registered counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor working with a wide range of issues. My approach is integrative drawing from Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, CBT, Gestalt and Attachment theory depending on the needs. I support my clients in understanding themselves and their experiences, help them leave difficult events in the past and change unhelpful patterns. By becoming aware of our behaviour, actions and inner conflicts, we are gaining a better understanding of why we are the way we are, and why we do the things we do, this leads relieve in suffering, peace and happiness.
01798 306639 View 01798 306639
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Mirna Saad
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW17  (Online Only)
I’m Mirna, a non-judgmental CBT therapist dedicated to helping you overcome life’s challenges. Whether you’re dealing with OCD, panic disorder, phobias, PTSD, managing long-term health conditions, or navigating through grief and loss, I’m here to support you. I am here to help you understand the issue and aid you to have a more peaceful relationship with yourself, reducing the impact that your mental health has on your everyday life.
I’m Mirna, a non-judgmental CBT therapist dedicated to helping you overcome life’s challenges. Whether you’re dealing with OCD, panic disorder, phobias, PTSD, managing long-term health conditions, or navigating through grief and loss, I’m here to support you. I am here to help you understand the issue and aid you to have a more peaceful relationship with yourself, reducing the impact that your mental health has on your everyday life.
020 3872 2647 View 020 3872 2647
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Stuart Derbyshire
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW16
I work with a broad range of clients, often looking at exploring childhood issues as a way of moving through current problems. In addition I have worked extensively, with clients working on psychosexual issues and sexuality.
I work with a broad range of clients, often looking at exploring childhood issues as a way of moving through current problems. In addition I have worked extensively, with clients working on psychosexual issues and sexuality.
07779 023003 View 07779 023003
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Emily Gardner Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Balham, London SW2  (Online Only)
Anxiety can take many different forms: overwhelming worry, distressing intrusive thoughts/images, an excessive need to be "absolutely certain", obsessive doubts and self-criticism, to name just a few. As a result, you may use compulsive or other problematic behaviours, or even avoid certain situations all together, in order to cope. But now these behaviours have become the problem, and they’re starting to affect your life. It can be exhausting. The good news is, however your anxiety presents itself, I can help you take back control and reclaim your life from anxiety. To learn more about me, visit my website emilygardner.co.uk
Anxiety can take many different forms: overwhelming worry, distressing intrusive thoughts/images, an excessive need to be "absolutely certain", obsessive doubts and self-criticism, to name just a few. As a result, you may use compulsive or other problematic behaviours, or even avoid certain situations all together, in order to cope. But now these behaviours have become the problem, and they’re starting to affect your life. It can be exhausting. The good news is, however your anxiety presents itself, I can help you take back control and reclaim your life from anxiety. To learn more about me, visit my website emilygardner.co.uk
020 3002 6611 View 020 3002 6611
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Jake Brown - Sport Performance Psychology
MSc
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW17
I help individuals and teams to optimise their mental performance through coaching mental skills, strategies and techniques to imrpove their performance. Whether you're looking to combat performance anxiety or low confidence, or simply take your game to the next level, I can help you. My sessions focus on the needs of the individual. Common areas of work include performance anxiety, self-confidence, emotional control, pre-performance routines, attentional control, mindfulness training, leadership skills and imagery training.
I help individuals and teams to optimise their mental performance through coaching mental skills, strategies and techniques to imrpove their performance. Whether you're looking to combat performance anxiety or low confidence, or simply take your game to the next level, I can help you. My sessions focus on the needs of the individual. Common areas of work include performance anxiety, self-confidence, emotional control, pre-performance routines, attentional control, mindfulness training, leadership skills and imagery training.
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Dr Rebekah Honey
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW12
Do you feel stuck in patterns you can’t break out of? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or just unhappy? With many years of experience in helping people to overcome negative patterns and emotional difficulties, I can help you to find a new way of relating to yourself and others. I want to help you to get your life back. The approach I use is evidence based and I will tailor the therapy to address the particular areas you need help with. Together we will think about what you are finding difficult, what your strengths are and how we can work together to help you progress towards recovery and to a richer and more fulfilling life.
Do you feel stuck in patterns you can’t break out of? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or just unhappy? With many years of experience in helping people to overcome negative patterns and emotional difficulties, I can help you to find a new way of relating to yourself and others. I want to help you to get your life back. The approach I use is evidence based and I will tailor the therapy to address the particular areas you need help with. Together we will think about what you are finding difficult, what your strengths are and how we can work together to help you progress towards recovery and to a richer and more fulfilling life.
07479 276700 View 07479 276700
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Lucy Balls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW17
Life can often be complex and exploring issues in conversation with another person can be illuminating, perhaps understanding how past experiences are influencing current issues. This can and does bring about change in our relationship with ourselves and others. In our sessions together, you can talk about whatever is on your mind from the present or the past, and bring feelings and thoughts for us to consider. Your trust and sense of safety is important so I will encourage you to move at your own pace.
Life can often be complex and exploring issues in conversation with another person can be illuminating, perhaps understanding how past experiences are influencing current issues. This can and does bring about change in our relationship with ourselves and others. In our sessions together, you can talk about whatever is on your mind from the present or the past, and bring feelings and thoughts for us to consider. Your trust and sense of safety is important so I will encourage you to move at your own pace.
020 3869 5928 View 020 3869 5928
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Natasha Barcinska
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW12  (Online Only)
Seeking help can often seem difficult or challenging, especially if you do not know where to start. You may have decided to seek therapy due to feeling low, lifeless, numb, or depressed. You may have decided to come due to having anxiety, fears, or because you are finding it difficult to manage stresses in your life. You may have decided to seek therapy as you are having a relationship breakdown(s), suffering with grief, or feeling a huge sense of loss in your life. You may have decided to seek support as you feel stuck in life, feel overwhelmed, or just want to break out and start those changes. Or it may be something else.
Seeking help can often seem difficult or challenging, especially if you do not know where to start. You may have decided to seek therapy due to feeling low, lifeless, numb, or depressed. You may have decided to come due to having anxiety, fears, or because you are finding it difficult to manage stresses in your life. You may have decided to seek therapy as you are having a relationship breakdown(s), suffering with grief, or feeling a huge sense of loss in your life. You may have decided to seek support as you feel stuck in life, feel overwhelmed, or just want to break out and start those changes. Or it may be something else.
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Frankie Johnson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balham, 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
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Ulisses Belucio
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW12
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor with a private practice in South London. The Therapeutic process explores rooted problems and behavioural patterns repeated through life. It helps to expand awareness and self-knowledge so that you learn to recognise, understand and deal better with overwhelming feelings and thoughts. In my practice I offer a calm, safe and confidential setting where we work together in finding ways of making more sense of your life experiences and developing a greater capacity to embrace your own life history, life’s events, difficulties and opportunities.
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor with a private practice in South London. The Therapeutic process explores rooted problems and behavioural patterns repeated through life. It helps to expand awareness and self-knowledge so that you learn to recognise, understand and deal better with overwhelming feelings and thoughts. In my practice I offer a calm, safe and confidential setting where we work together in finding ways of making more sense of your life experiences and developing a greater capacity to embrace your own life history, life’s events, difficulties and opportunities.
020 4538 0152 View 020 4538 0152
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Jacqueline Murungi Accred
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW17
Hello, I'm psychotherapist with over 10 years of extensive training, invaluable skills, knowledge, & experience which has enabled me to work effectively with different ages, races & genders on different concerns. This includes helping you to get to the deep root of what is causing your anxiety, depression, identity issues, guilt, fear, shame, stress, trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, inter-generational trauma, abuse, low self esteem & understand unhealthy negative beliefs about yourself, others, life and find a way to move beyond the thoughts & feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness to finding meaning, purpose & appropriate solutions.
Hello, I'm psychotherapist with over 10 years of extensive training, invaluable skills, knowledge, & experience which has enabled me to work effectively with different ages, races & genders on different concerns. This includes helping you to get to the deep root of what is causing your anxiety, depression, identity issues, guilt, fear, shame, stress, trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, inter-generational trauma, abuse, low self esteem & understand unhealthy negative beliefs about yourself, others, life and find a way to move beyond the thoughts & feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness to finding meaning, purpose & appropriate solutions.
020 3002 7268 View 020 3002 7268
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Isabelle Kirsch
Counsellor, PsychD
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW18  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to solve intimacy issues can often feel intimidating but from our first call I will help you feel as comfortable as I can. . Through positive-oriented therapy, I help you get to the root cause of the problem and guide you to implement practical solutions. I work extensively with clients struggling with sexual issues such as low sexual desire, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and sex/porn addiction as well as couples looking to fix relationship problems which include communication difficulties, mismatched libido, conflict and betrayal.
Taking the first step to solve intimacy issues can often feel intimidating but from our first call I will help you feel as comfortable as I can. . Through positive-oriented therapy, I help you get to the root cause of the problem and guide you to implement practical solutions. I work extensively with clients struggling with sexual issues such as low sexual desire, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and sex/porn addiction as well as couples looking to fix relationship problems which include communication difficulties, mismatched libido, conflict and betrayal.
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Kirit Vadgama
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW2
Feeling anxious? Stuck? Struggling with loss? Having difficulties with a relationship? Wanting to move on but not sure where to turn? Counselling can provide relief, helping you to explore your feelings and make sense of the past and present to help you move forward. I have experience working with adults and teenagers facing a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, difficulties with relationships, family issues, sexual abuse, affairs and betrayals. Through a series of sessions we work together to make sense of your problems, and help you find some relief.
Feeling anxious? Stuck? Struggling with loss? Having difficulties with a relationship? Wanting to move on but not sure where to turn? Counselling can provide relief, helping you to explore your feelings and make sense of the past and present to help you move forward. I have experience working with adults and teenagers facing a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, difficulties with relationships, family issues, sexual abuse, affairs and betrayals. Through a series of sessions we work together to make sense of your problems, and help you find some relief.
020 3962 0878 View 020 3962 0878
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Shediyah Hatnebmaoo
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW16
Counselling can help you to explore and work through emotional difficulties you may be experiencing that could be affecting your thoughts and behaviours. It is a space for you to share things that you may be finding difficult to talk to your friends and family about. These difficulties may be from your past that are now causing problems in your present or from a more recent trauma you have experienced in your life such as a relationship break-up, loss of someone close to you or difficulties with getting to sleep or sleep not feeling like sleep anymore, but feeling more like an escape.
Counselling can help you to explore and work through emotional difficulties you may be experiencing that could be affecting your thoughts and behaviours. It is a space for you to share things that you may be finding difficult to talk to your friends and family about. These difficulties may be from your past that are now causing problems in your present or from a more recent trauma you have experienced in your life such as a relationship break-up, loss of someone close to you or difficulties with getting to sleep or sleep not feeling like sleep anymore, but feeling more like an escape.
020 8106 2421 View 020 8106 2421
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Naila Shah
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW4
I offer a safe and empathic space where you can feel at ease to be yourself and feel truly heard, to be able to explore any difficult thoughts and emotions you may be experiencing. My aim is to help facilitate and to develop greater self awareness in order to promote personal growth in a supportive environment. I have had experience of working with a diverse range of client groups with presenting issues around anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem, loss, identity, cultural difference, family and relationships issues.
I offer a safe and empathic space where you can feel at ease to be yourself and feel truly heard, to be able to explore any difficult thoughts and emotions you may be experiencing. My aim is to help facilitate and to develop greater self awareness in order to promote personal growth in a supportive environment. I have had experience of working with a diverse range of client groups with presenting issues around anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem, loss, identity, cultural difference, family and relationships issues.
020 3874 1872 View 020 3874 1872
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Dr Diane Rodin Mba
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Balham, London SW11
As an integrative practitioner, I am engaging, insightful, curious, respectful, and able to design an individualised treatment that suits your needs. I practice CBT, EMDR, DBT, psychodynamic and integrative therapy. My 12-year clinical experience includes both the private mental health and the NHS, working both in individual and couples therapy. Previously, I had an executive corporate career at Microsoft UK and an MBA from INSEAD. I specialise in working with a spectrum of psychological issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, PTSD, low mood, low self-esteem, addiction, burnout, divorce and relationship issues.
As an integrative practitioner, I am engaging, insightful, curious, respectful, and able to design an individualised treatment that suits your needs. I practice CBT, EMDR, DBT, psychodynamic and integrative therapy. My 12-year clinical experience includes both the private mental health and the NHS, working both in individual and couples therapy. Previously, I had an executive corporate career at Microsoft UK and an MBA from INSEAD. I specialise in working with a spectrum of psychological issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, PTSD, low mood, low self-esteem, addiction, burnout, divorce and relationship issues.
020 4538 1936 View 020 4538 1936
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Celine Stonex-Kennedy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW12
Welcome! As a BAPT accredited play therapist, I follow an integrative, holistic, and child-centred approach to help children and families overcome various difficulties and challenges. I have over 8 years of experience working with children in different settings, such as primary and secondary schools, nurseries, and online platforms. My empathic and non-judgmental approach enables me to build trusting and respectful relationships with children and families, and to facilitate their communication and understanding through the power of play. My goal is to empower children and families to develop their resilience and wellbeing.
Welcome! As a BAPT accredited play therapist, I follow an integrative, holistic, and child-centred approach to help children and families overcome various difficulties and challenges. I have over 8 years of experience working with children in different settings, such as primary and secondary schools, nurseries, and online platforms. My empathic and non-judgmental approach enables me to build trusting and respectful relationships with children and families, and to facilitate their communication and understanding through the power of play. My goal is to empower children and families to develop their resilience and wellbeing.
020 3870 9015 View 020 3870 9015
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Samantha Campbell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balham, London SW16
Life has a tendency to throw major challenges at us without warning. You may find yourself dealing with a specific life changing circumstance such as a bereavement, traumatic experience, relationship difficulties or redundancy to name a few. Sometimes being able to pin point feelings can be a little difficult. You may be experiencing feelings of being in a rut and are anxious, depressed or just unsure of how you currently feel about your life or a certain situation.
Life has a tendency to throw major challenges at us without warning. You may find yourself dealing with a specific life changing circumstance such as a bereavement, traumatic experience, relationship difficulties or redundancy to name a few. Sometimes being able to pin point feelings can be a little difficult. You may be experiencing feelings of being in a rut and are anxious, depressed or just unsure of how you currently feel about your life or a certain situation.
020 3962 0638 View 020 3962 0638
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Balham, London

300+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Balham, London who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
63% AXA PPP
60% Vitality

How Counsellors in Balham, London see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Balham, 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.