Counselling in Bloomsbury, London

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Michael Onslow
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomsbury, London WC1B
I became a psychotherapist after a long career in the arts which is where my interest in human nature began. It allowed me to see life through other people’s eyes and gave me an in-depth understanding of the challenges you may be experiencing. Perhaps there are problematic relationships you're struggling with, or you have complex anxieties, self-doubt and self-criticism? Maybe there have been events, out of your control, that have left deep scars, or you are feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of life in general?
I became a psychotherapist after a long career in the arts which is where my interest in human nature began. It allowed me to see life through other people’s eyes and gave me an in-depth understanding of the challenges you may be experiencing. Perhaps there are problematic relationships you're struggling with, or you have complex anxieties, self-doubt and self-criticism? Maybe there have been events, out of your control, that have left deep scars, or you are feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of life in general?
020 3835 2067 View 020 3835 2067
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Danny Olive
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1A
I'm an integrative counsellor working both online and in-person with individuals. In addition to helping my clients with various mental and emotional challenges, I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship issues. You may be experiencing relationship problems - with a partner, family and friends or colleagues and wondering why particular patterns keep occurring. Perhaps you are struggling with low self-worth, or that negative voice within you has become so loud that you are finding it difficult to relate to others and the world around you.
I'm an integrative counsellor working both online and in-person with individuals. In addition to helping my clients with various mental and emotional challenges, I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship issues. You may be experiencing relationship problems - with a partner, family and friends or colleagues and wondering why particular patterns keep occurring. Perhaps you are struggling with low self-worth, or that negative voice within you has become so loud that you are finding it difficult to relate to others and the world around you.
020 4538 6486 View 020 4538 6486
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Duncan Roebuck
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1B
I offer a safe, non-judging and confidential therapeutic space where thoughts and feelings can be shared and explored. The therapeutic journey I believe can serve as an opportunity to uncover one’s inner resources and resilience, as well as an opportunity to discover new and more flexible ways of relating to oneself, others and life. My psychotherapy training is in a mindfulness based approach called Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP). This particular approach integrates concepts of mindfulness and awareness with modern psychological perspectives and theories.
I offer a safe, non-judging and confidential therapeutic space where thoughts and feelings can be shared and explored. The therapeutic journey I believe can serve as an opportunity to uncover one’s inner resources and resilience, as well as an opportunity to discover new and more flexible ways of relating to oneself, others and life. My psychotherapy training is in a mindfulness based approach called Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP). This particular approach integrates concepts of mindfulness and awareness with modern psychological perspectives and theories.
01748 902109 View 01748 902109
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Hinal Patel
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1A
I specialise in working with depression and anxiety, as well as past traumas, body image issues and low self-esteem. I am especially passionate about supporting people struggling with social anxiety, health anxiety, spiralling worries, OCD and panic attacks. I understand how challenging it can be to navigate life's difficult moments on your own and I am here to help you find the practical tools and strategies to overcome your challenges and live a fulfilling life. I will offer a supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, and work towards creating positive change in your life.
I specialise in working with depression and anxiety, as well as past traumas, body image issues and low self-esteem. I am especially passionate about supporting people struggling with social anxiety, health anxiety, spiralling worries, OCD and panic attacks. I understand how challenging it can be to navigate life's difficult moments on your own and I am here to help you find the practical tools and strategies to overcome your challenges and live a fulfilling life. I will offer a supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, and work towards creating positive change in your life.
020 3376 8257 View 020 3376 8257
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The Spectrum Clinic
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1N
The Spectrum Clinic has been established to provide a person-centred approach to assess for Autism and ADHD without compromising on quality and reliability of our assessments. Our patients are at the centre of what we do and every assessment starts with hearing about their journey. We use the gold standard tools for our assessments and follow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines when offering our services. This means that our assessments are evidence-based and that our clinicians adhere to the highest standards of practice set in the UK.
The Spectrum Clinic has been established to provide a person-centred approach to assess for Autism and ADHD without compromising on quality and reliability of our assessments. Our patients are at the centre of what we do and every assessment starts with hearing about their journey. We use the gold standard tools for our assessments and follow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines when offering our services. This means that our assessments are evidence-based and that our clinicians adhere to the highest standards of practice set in the UK.
020 3667 9039 View 020 3667 9039
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Sandro @ Crystal Layers Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, COSRT General
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloomsbury, London WC1N
I am a Clinical Sexologist and Couples therapist, with the aim of supporting YOU!. Promoting sex positive values when working with all aspects of Psychosexual therapy (Female and Male) . I work with a pluralistic approach rather than a model specific approach; therefore integrating valuable and practical theories, techniques and interventions. 'SEX - Almost everyone does it, but no one wants to talk about it', SHAME and GUILT are strong reasons, who to trust? who would understand? - Sexologists are here to help you to remove that heavy burden and dark layers.
I am a Clinical Sexologist and Couples therapist, with the aim of supporting YOU!. Promoting sex positive values when working with all aspects of Psychosexual therapy (Female and Male) . I work with a pluralistic approach rather than a model specific approach; therefore integrating valuable and practical theories, techniques and interventions. 'SEX - Almost everyone does it, but no one wants to talk about it', SHAME and GUILT are strong reasons, who to trust? who would understand? - Sexologists are here to help you to remove that heavy burden and dark layers.
020 3597 6732 View 020 3597 6732
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Connect Relationship & Sex Therapy
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1A
A relationship and psychosexual therapist, devoted to providing a safe, sexually affirmative space in which to support individuals & couples to address their communication &/ or sexual concerns. I offer therapy for couples & individuals experiencing intimacy & sexual difficulties. My experience has been gained by working in private practice as well as with the NHS. My integrative therapeutic approach enables me to provide a tailored approach best suited to you. I recognise the importance of cultural difference and diversity in the helping relationship, with respect to age, disability, gender, sexuality & ethnicity.
A relationship and psychosexual therapist, devoted to providing a safe, sexually affirmative space in which to support individuals & couples to address their communication &/ or sexual concerns. I offer therapy for couples & individuals experiencing intimacy & sexual difficulties. My experience has been gained by working in private practice as well as with the NHS. My integrative therapeutic approach enables me to provide a tailored approach best suited to you. I recognise the importance of cultural difference and diversity in the helping relationship, with respect to age, disability, gender, sexuality & ethnicity.
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Helen Bougas
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1B  (Online Only)
Every day living can be overwhelming for everyone. Are you feeling that life is getting on top of you? Is there a gap between what you want and what you've got? Are you feeling physically / emotionally tired at your work or in your relationships? Or you want to live a great life and achieve great things? We can work together to make sense of these experiences and how you can use them in order to challenge self-limiting beliefs and make the progress you want. We will work together within the framework of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy.
Every day living can be overwhelming for everyone. Are you feeling that life is getting on top of you? Is there a gap between what you want and what you've got? Are you feeling physically / emotionally tired at your work or in your relationships? Or you want to live a great life and achieve great things? We can work together to make sense of these experiences and how you can use them in order to challenge self-limiting beliefs and make the progress you want. We will work together within the framework of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy.
020 4538 9794 View 020 4538 9794
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CBT & Couples Therapy at LCAP
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1N
We offer help informed by the most recent research, to relieve distress, improve your life, and achieve your potential. We are trained in a range of therapies, to offer you an evidence-based approach, tailored to your needs. We set up the London Centre for Applied Psychology because we believe that getting help when you feel overwhelmed should be as normal as going to your GP when you have a persistent cough, or unexplained pain. Therapy and coaching work: the overall effect size for therapy is larger than the success rate for flu vaccines; and 75 percent of people who come to therapy are better off than those who don’t.
We offer help informed by the most recent research, to relieve distress, improve your life, and achieve your potential. We are trained in a range of therapies, to offer you an evidence-based approach, tailored to your needs. We set up the London Centre for Applied Psychology because we believe that getting help when you feel overwhelmed should be as normal as going to your GP when you have a persistent cough, or unexplained pain. Therapy and coaching work: the overall effect size for therapy is larger than the success rate for flu vaccines; and 75 percent of people who come to therapy are better off than those who don’t.
020 3835 2589 View 020 3835 2589
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Dragana Savcic-Sanders
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1B  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 20 years of experience of helping adults in the NHS psychological services and private practice. I can help with burn out, anxiety-related disorders, depression, the effects of childhood adverse experiences, abuse including domestic abuse, complex trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or difficulty in relationships, both with ourselves and others. I can help with complex bereavement including dealing with the effects of someone's suicide, eating disorders, coping with illness, personality disorder, anger; self-esteem issues and many others difficulties and challenges.
I am a registered psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 20 years of experience of helping adults in the NHS psychological services and private practice. I can help with burn out, anxiety-related disorders, depression, the effects of childhood adverse experiences, abuse including domestic abuse, complex trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or difficulty in relationships, both with ourselves and others. I can help with complex bereavement including dealing with the effects of someone's suicide, eating disorders, coping with illness, personality disorder, anger; self-esteem issues and many others difficulties and challenges.
020 3870 3675 View 020 3870 3675
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Psychology 4U Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London SW7  (Online Only)
You might look like you've got it all together — success, drive, ambition — but inside, you're wrestling with anxiety, self-doubt, or feeling like an imposter. You're likely hard on yourself, aiming for perfection, often delaying tasks because they feel too daunting, finding it hard to switch off at night, or constantly trying to meet others' expectations at the expense of your own well-being. Despite all this, you're looking for a way to make your inner life as rewarding and fulfilling as your outer achievements suggest. You want to break free from the cycle of worry and self-criticism to find peace.
You might look like you've got it all together — success, drive, ambition — but inside, you're wrestling with anxiety, self-doubt, or feeling like an imposter. You're likely hard on yourself, aiming for perfection, often delaying tasks because they feel too daunting, finding it hard to switch off at night, or constantly trying to meet others' expectations at the expense of your own well-being. Despite all this, you're looking for a way to make your inner life as rewarding and fulfilling as your outer achievements suggest. You want to break free from the cycle of worry and self-criticism to find peace.
020 4538 0408 View 020 4538 0408
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Rosie Sharville
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1A
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with a warm, down-to-earth and compassionate style of therapy. My practice is relaxed, reflective & sensitive, but with space for connection and creativity. I believe that having a strong therapeutic relationship is crucial to doing good therapy and will work with you to establish a trusting bond. I aim to help you understand your current stressors & emotional strains. We will explore your relationship to yourself, others & the world, work on difficult emotions, outline practical steps & connect with what makes you feel alive. Understanding yourself in this deeper way can allow for resilience & healing.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with a warm, down-to-earth and compassionate style of therapy. My practice is relaxed, reflective & sensitive, but with space for connection and creativity. I believe that having a strong therapeutic relationship is crucial to doing good therapy and will work with you to establish a trusting bond. I aim to help you understand your current stressors & emotional strains. We will explore your relationship to yourself, others & the world, work on difficult emotions, outline practical steps & connect with what makes you feel alive. Understanding yourself in this deeper way can allow for resilience & healing.
020 3667 9631 View 020 3667 9631
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Zuzana Skrinarova
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1A
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, addiction, and eating disorders. I provide a safe and confidential space where we can explore your concerns or difficulties. Together we can think what might be lurking underneath, unexpressed. These can be feelings of disappointment, mistrust, exclusion, anger, grief, confusion, or a general unease, low self-esteem, or low mood. At times you may feel stuck or dissatisfied and not know exactly why.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, addiction, and eating disorders. I provide a safe and confidential space where we can explore your concerns or difficulties. Together we can think what might be lurking underneath, unexpressed. These can be feelings of disappointment, mistrust, exclusion, anger, grief, confusion, or a general unease, low self-esteem, or low mood. At times you may feel stuck or dissatisfied and not know exactly why.
020 8138 9192 View 020 8138 9192
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Dr Kelly Dickson
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1A
The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I am a down-to-earth, intelligent and non-judgmental integrative psychotherapist working with a range of issues. Ideally, therapy is a collaborative partnership and my style is active and empowering. I see you as the 'expert' in your life and myself as the 'expert' on therapeutic interventions. Together we focus on utilising your strengths and fostering insight and awareness in a safe and confidential environment. I love my work and look forward to helping you improve your mental health and wellbeing
The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I am a down-to-earth, intelligent and non-judgmental integrative psychotherapist working with a range of issues. Ideally, therapy is a collaborative partnership and my style is active and empowering. I see you as the 'expert' in your life and myself as the 'expert' on therapeutic interventions. Together we focus on utilising your strengths and fostering insight and awareness in a safe and confidential environment. I love my work and look forward to helping you improve your mental health and wellbeing
020 3962 0347 View 020 3962 0347
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Nicholas Little
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1A  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience working in the helping professions. I approach my clinical work from a compassionate perspective, mindful of how difficult it can be to speak openly about struggling. I have experience of working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, bereavement, shame, low self-esteem, trauma, perfectionism, OCD, relationship difficulties, stress, burnout and abuse, amongst other things. I also have expertise working affirmatively with LGBTQ+ communities, gay men, GSRD, diversity & inclusion and intersectionality.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience working in the helping professions. I approach my clinical work from a compassionate perspective, mindful of how difficult it can be to speak openly about struggling. I have experience of working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, bereavement, shame, low self-esteem, trauma, perfectionism, OCD, relationship difficulties, stress, burnout and abuse, amongst other things. I also have expertise working affirmatively with LGBTQ+ communities, gay men, GSRD, diversity & inclusion and intersectionality.
020 3912 7453 View 020 3912 7453
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Aylin Darwin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1A
I am a psychotherapist working in private practice and offer therapy in both English and Turkish. I trained as a psychotherapist at Birkbeck, University of London. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their code of ethics. I have experience of working for large mental health charities and in community mental health settings providing support for vulnerable adults and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Previously I worked for several commercial companies in various roles and so understand the stress and pressures of working for large organisations.
I am a psychotherapist working in private practice and offer therapy in both English and Turkish. I trained as a psychotherapist at Birkbeck, University of London. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their code of ethics. I have experience of working for large mental health charities and in community mental health settings providing support for vulnerable adults and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Previously I worked for several commercial companies in various roles and so understand the stress and pressures of working for large organisations.
020 4538 7999 View 020 4538 7999
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Viviana Esse
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomsbury, London WC1E
Sometimes life can prove truly relentless. We have all experienced times when several challenges have simultaneously knocked at our door, perhaps when there is already so much we are holding for ourselves and our loved ones. Perhaps you are battling with a lack of meaning and purpose, relationship or work issues, climate grief, addiction. Maybe you feel isolated, lost in a fast-changing world that does not match your values, or stuck in recurring patterns that are no longer serving you. It could be that you are experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, and you do not quite know what to do with them.
Sometimes life can prove truly relentless. We have all experienced times when several challenges have simultaneously knocked at our door, perhaps when there is already so much we are holding for ourselves and our loved ones. Perhaps you are battling with a lack of meaning and purpose, relationship or work issues, climate grief, addiction. Maybe you feel isolated, lost in a fast-changing world that does not match your values, or stuck in recurring patterns that are no longer serving you. It could be that you are experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, suicidal thoughts, and you do not quite know what to do with them.
020 3856 8481 View 020 3856 8481
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Dr Dean Flanagan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomsbury, London WC1B
I am a Child, Community and Educational Psychologist who specialises in supporting young people 14 to 25 years old. I have supported young people with various difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationships, loss as well as life transitions and identity. I can draw upon a range of evidence based psychological approaches to meet your needs and achieve your personal goals.
I am a Child, Community and Educational Psychologist who specialises in supporting young people 14 to 25 years old. I have supported young people with various difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationships, loss as well as life transitions and identity. I can draw upon a range of evidence based psychological approaches to meet your needs and achieve your personal goals.
020 3835 6408 View 020 3835 6408
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Ilaria Tedeschi
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Seeking help or therapy is not always an easy decision. Most of the times this decision implies undertaking a process of reflection and the awareness that something feels off - or is simply nor alright - and that pain or emotional discomfort are involved. Psychotherapy can be the answer as it represents a tool to better deal with the important moment in which we come to terms with who we are and we allow ourselves to change. It can help you nurturing your resources and overcoming the barriers that are blocking you from reaching what you would like.
Seeking help or therapy is not always an easy decision. Most of the times this decision implies undertaking a process of reflection and the awareness that something feels off - or is simply nor alright - and that pain or emotional discomfort are involved. Psychotherapy can be the answer as it represents a tool to better deal with the important moment in which we come to terms with who we are and we allow ourselves to change. It can help you nurturing your resources and overcoming the barriers that are blocking you from reaching what you would like.
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Lindsay Roche
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bloomsbury, London WC1X
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and offer one-to-one therapy for adults. Therapy offers a space for insight, understanding, growth and change. I offer a confidential, compassionate and safe space, for you to bring the difficulties that you are facing but also hold space to involve humour, laughter and play in my work too. This can be an important part of coming to terms with hardships and loss, and of healing.
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and offer one-to-one therapy for adults. Therapy offers a space for insight, understanding, growth and change. I offer a confidential, compassionate and safe space, for you to bring the difficulties that you are facing but also hold space to involve humour, laughter and play in my work too. This can be an important part of coming to terms with hardships and loss, and of healing.
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Number of Counsellors in Bloomsbury, London

200+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Bloomsbury, London who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aviva
68% AXA PPP
63% Vitality

How Counsellors in Bloomsbury, London see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
33% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bloomsbury, 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.