Counselling in Brixton, London

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Georgios E. Bligouras
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW9
Life’s journey can sometimes take us down daunting and confusing paths. Anxiety/anger, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and other psychological problems can make it hard for us to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Relationship problems can cause us to lose touch with ourselves. Struggles in our careers can lead to dissatisfaction and a lack of fulfilment. Identity issues can cause us to become socially isolated, engage in risky behaviours, or have trouble expressing ourselves. These and other painful experiences prevent us from fully living. But adversity can be a powerful catalyst for transformation and growth.
Life’s journey can sometimes take us down daunting and confusing paths. Anxiety/anger, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and other psychological problems can make it hard for us to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Relationship problems can cause us to lose touch with ourselves. Struggles in our careers can lead to dissatisfaction and a lack of fulfilment. Identity issues can cause us to become socially isolated, engage in risky behaviours, or have trouble expressing ourselves. These and other painful experiences prevent us from fully living. But adversity can be a powerful catalyst for transformation and growth.
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Megan Lamming
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW9
You might be struggling with depression, anxiety or even figuring out why life just doesn't feel as satisfying as it used to.I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working predominately with 18-40 year olds who might be struggling with depression, anxiety, sexuality or gender identity struggles and/or self-esteem or low confidence.
You might be struggling with depression, anxiety or even figuring out why life just doesn't feel as satisfying as it used to.I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working predominately with 18-40 year olds who might be struggling with depression, anxiety, sexuality or gender identity struggles and/or self-esteem or low confidence.
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Sue Sichel
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW2
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist and supervisor. My approach is to offer empathetic understanding and non-judgemental listening in a safe space. Everyone is unique and therefore I draw on many different methods to suit each person's needs. My aim is to connect my client with their own inner resources through authenticity and self-empowerment. I offer an integrative arts approach, based on the needs of the client, drawing upon psychodynamic, attachment and trauma therapy to enhance the therapeutic process.
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist and supervisor. My approach is to offer empathetic understanding and non-judgemental listening in a safe space. Everyone is unique and therefore I draw on many different methods to suit each person's needs. My aim is to connect my client with their own inner resources through authenticity and self-empowerment. I offer an integrative arts approach, based on the needs of the client, drawing upon psychodynamic, attachment and trauma therapy to enhance the therapeutic process.
020 3828 7159 View 020 3828 7159
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Peter Connolly
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW2
Waitlist for new clients
We all experience times when our usual ways of being in the world no longer seem to work for us. We can feel stuck or overwhelmed. Counselling can help us see things with fresh perspectives, opening up new possibilities to live a more authentic life with more satisfying connections with ourselves and others. I believe that with the right support, we have an amazing capacity to find our own answers and to be the source of our own healing. I aim to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for you to work through whatever it is that may be holding you back from living the life you really want to be living.
We all experience times when our usual ways of being in the world no longer seem to work for us. We can feel stuck or overwhelmed. Counselling can help us see things with fresh perspectives, opening up new possibilities to live a more authentic life with more satisfying connections with ourselves and others. I believe that with the right support, we have an amazing capacity to find our own answers and to be the source of our own healing. I aim to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for you to work through whatever it is that may be holding you back from living the life you really want to be living.
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Matt Reid
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SE24
Do you suffer from anxiety? Feel depressed or struggle with unwanted emotions? I have helped a lot of people struggling with life and its many pressures and demands. I could also help you find a way forward with what may feel like impossible problems. I have worked with clients mainly in a general service, encountering all sorts of problems and working all kinds of developmental needs. I have also practised in an addictions setting and a bereavement service. I currently work in a rehabilitation service, in general counselling service and in private practice. I also offer a free assessment as a starting point.
Do you suffer from anxiety? Feel depressed or struggle with unwanted emotions? I have helped a lot of people struggling with life and its many pressures and demands. I could also help you find a way forward with what may feel like impossible problems. I have worked with clients mainly in a general service, encountering all sorts of problems and working all kinds of developmental needs. I have also practised in an addictions setting and a bereavement service. I currently work in a rehabilitation service, in general counselling service and in private practice. I also offer a free assessment as a starting point.
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Julia Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW9  (Online Only)
Whether you are coming to therapy for the first time or seeking a new way of looking at things, your reason for coming to therapy is unique to you. I work collaboratively with you to discover meaning of current distress or patterns of behaviour which you may be finding difficult, through its association with past relationships and experiences. My goal is to help you feel like a more confident, authentic version of yourself who will be better equipped to deal with difficult feelings in the future.
Whether you are coming to therapy for the first time or seeking a new way of looking at things, your reason for coming to therapy is unique to you. I work collaboratively with you to discover meaning of current distress or patterns of behaviour which you may be finding difficult, through its association with past relationships and experiences. My goal is to help you feel like a more confident, authentic version of yourself who will be better equipped to deal with difficult feelings in the future.
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Ben Dustin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brixton, London SW2
If you've been feeling depressed, anxious, sad, or stressed for a while, lacking any enjoyment with nothing to look forward to, life can feel miserable. Additionally, you may not understand why you’ve been feeling this way, but know that you just don’t feel like your usual self, and you may be feeling powerless to change how you feel, or hopeless about things getting better. You might want to talk to someone about how you’re feeling but don’t want to burden friends or family, and may feel nervous or apprehensive, or embarrassed about seeking help from a counsellor or therapist.
If you've been feeling depressed, anxious, sad, or stressed for a while, lacking any enjoyment with nothing to look forward to, life can feel miserable. Additionally, you may not understand why you’ve been feeling this way, but know that you just don’t feel like your usual self, and you may be feeling powerless to change how you feel, or hopeless about things getting better. You might want to talk to someone about how you’re feeling but don’t want to burden friends or family, and may feel nervous or apprehensive, or embarrassed about seeking help from a counsellor or therapist.
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Amara Noveal
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brixton, London SW2
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. If you're feeling overwhelmed, unloved, or any of the complex emotions life throws at us, I’m here to offer my support. Together, we'll navigate through the complexities of life and work towards understanding and accepting the parts of you that may have been rejected, hidden or misunderstood. In my practice, I provide a confidential space free from judgement, where your voice is heard, your experiences validated, and your presence accepted.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. If you're feeling overwhelmed, unloved, or any of the complex emotions life throws at us, I’m here to offer my support. Together, we'll navigate through the complexities of life and work towards understanding and accepting the parts of you that may have been rejected, hidden or misunderstood. In my practice, I provide a confidential space free from judgement, where your voice is heard, your experiences validated, and your presence accepted.
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Denise Alves Froede
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brixton, London SE24
I am a psychologist and registered psychotherapist. I work with a psychoanalytical approach also known as talking therapy. People come to Therapy for various reasons such as: anxiety, stress, ADHD, depression, sadness, procrastinations, panic attacks or other issues. Perhaps you are struggling understanding why you feel the way you do. You may wish to explore how you got where you are now in order to find your own solutions.
I am a psychologist and registered psychotherapist. I work with a psychoanalytical approach also known as talking therapy. People come to Therapy for various reasons such as: anxiety, stress, ADHD, depression, sadness, procrastinations, panic attacks or other issues. Perhaps you are struggling understanding why you feel the way you do. You may wish to explore how you got where you are now in order to find your own solutions.
020 8106 8826 View 020 8106 8826
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Dr Lisa Masters
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brixton, London SE24
Not accepting new clients
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I have worked in NHS practice for ten years, most recently with people living with chronic health conditions. I also have a background working with people who have experienced difficult early life relationships, which affects their ability to feel safe with others. I am able to support people struggling with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. I centre my work in helping you to build a more compassionate relationship with yourself. This is something we can all find difficult, but which I believe is key to finding sustainable change.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I have worked in NHS practice for ten years, most recently with people living with chronic health conditions. I also have a background working with people who have experienced difficult early life relationships, which affects their ability to feel safe with others. I am able to support people struggling with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. I centre my work in helping you to build a more compassionate relationship with yourself. This is something we can all find difficult, but which I believe is key to finding sustainable change.
020 3667 9867 View 020 3667 9867
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Janus Solutions: Day Programme
MSc
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW2
Janus is a company that specialises in drug and alcohol treatment that steers away from the language of addiction, sickness, illness, dependency and disease. Janus believes that this terminology can become disempowering, at times leaving the client feeling at a loss as to how to move forward. Janus uses it's own unique approach called: The Resonance Factor, that focuses on the relationship someone constructs with their substance/s of choice. Janus believes that in the same way someone can construct a relationship with substances - he or she can deconstruct that relationship. Our service is about creating change in the individual. It is designed for individuals that wish to stop using substances; wish to rebuild relationships; wish to re-engage with life - be it work, study and physical and emotional well-being. Janus will work with you to accomplish your goals, but you, the client, have to be at the forefront of your own treatment.
Janus is a company that specialises in drug and alcohol treatment that steers away from the language of addiction, sickness, illness, dependency and disease. Janus believes that this terminology can become disempowering, at times leaving the client feeling at a loss as to how to move forward. Janus uses it's own unique approach called: The Resonance Factor, that focuses on the relationship someone constructs with their substance/s of choice. Janus believes that in the same way someone can construct a relationship with substances - he or she can deconstruct that relationship. Our service is about creating change in the individual. It is designed for individuals that wish to stop using substances; wish to rebuild relationships; wish to re-engage with life - be it work, study and physical and emotional well-being. Janus will work with you to accomplish your goals, but you, the client, have to be at the forefront of your own treatment.
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James Crossland
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brixton, London E8  (Online Only)
Firstly, I'd like to extend a warm welcome. I believe in the power of being heard and given the right conditions you can flourish and grow. I aim to provide those conditions and deliver the space for you to be heard. During our sessions, I promise to listen carefully without imposing any judgment or values and help you understand and make sense of your issues. Then working collaboratively, we can explore the strategies to help you navigate your problems, and help you move forward with your life.
Firstly, I'd like to extend a warm welcome. I believe in the power of being heard and given the right conditions you can flourish and grow. I aim to provide those conditions and deliver the space for you to be heard. During our sessions, I promise to listen carefully without imposing any judgment or values and help you understand and make sense of your issues. Then working collaboratively, we can explore the strategies to help you navigate your problems, and help you move forward with your life.
020 3826 8533 View 020 3826 8533
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Dr Harriet Mellotte
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brixton, London SE24
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Supervisor and EMDR therapist working in both the NHS and private practice. I work with adults suffering from a variety of psychological difficulties and/or relationship problems. I have a particular interest in working with individuals who are affected by past traumas and/or psychosis. I acknowledge that when seeking help for such difficulties time is of the essence and therefore I work with six associate therapists in my clinic so that if I do not have availability immediately then hopefully they will. Please do get in touch for a chat.
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Supervisor and EMDR therapist working in both the NHS and private practice. I work with adults suffering from a variety of psychological difficulties and/or relationship problems. I have a particular interest in working with individuals who are affected by past traumas and/or psychosis. I acknowledge that when seeking help for such difficulties time is of the essence and therefore I work with six associate therapists in my clinic so that if I do not have availability immediately then hopefully they will. Please do get in touch for a chat.
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James Walford Anxiety Depression Addiction
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brixton, London SE24
I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, addiction and living with chronic illnesses. However I will work with any issues that you would like to bring to therapy that are affecting your life today.
I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, addiction and living with chronic illnesses. However I will work with any issues that you would like to bring to therapy that are affecting your life today.
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Laurent Rowland
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brixton, London SW9  (Online Only)
I am a MBACP Registered Counsellor with over 4 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based in London and dependent on your presenting issues/needs will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy. Most of us, will at some point, and for various reasons, experience emotional, psychological challenges which can impact and limit the quality of our lives. Lets us work together in finding new directions for you.
I am a MBACP Registered Counsellor with over 4 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based in London and dependent on your presenting issues/needs will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy. Most of us, will at some point, and for various reasons, experience emotional, psychological challenges which can impact and limit the quality of our lives. Lets us work together in finding new directions for you.
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Dr Daniel O'Toole - Citadel Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SE5
My name is Dr Daniel O’Toole (Danny) and I am the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Citadel Psychology. I have over 15 years experience working in the NHS and have also worked in the private and voluntary sectors. ​ As a clinical psychologist, I have worked with patients experiencing a wide variety of emotional and psychological difficulties. I take a compassionate and person-centred approach to my therapeutic work and draw on a range of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
My name is Dr Daniel O’Toole (Danny) and I am the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Citadel Psychology. I have over 15 years experience working in the NHS and have also worked in the private and voluntary sectors. ​ As a clinical psychologist, I have worked with patients experiencing a wide variety of emotional and psychological difficulties. I take a compassionate and person-centred approach to my therapeutic work and draw on a range of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
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Paula A. Arriazu- Trauma Specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW9
Hi there! I am a Trauma specialist working across the lifespan. I support people that have experiences of trauma, anxiety & low mood and/or that are facing challenges relating to self-esteem, sexuality, gender identity, oppression and prejudice. I offer an open and trusting space that is co-produced, trauma informed and psychosocially minded with the aim of supporting people to rebuild a sense of safety and empowerement that allows them to address and process the difficulties they are facing. Together, we will explore what might be the best use of the therapeutic space-to ensure that it is helpful and addressing need.
Hi there! I am a Trauma specialist working across the lifespan. I support people that have experiences of trauma, anxiety & low mood and/or that are facing challenges relating to self-esteem, sexuality, gender identity, oppression and prejudice. I offer an open and trusting space that is co-produced, trauma informed and psychosocially minded with the aim of supporting people to rebuild a sense of safety and empowerement that allows them to address and process the difficulties they are facing. Together, we will explore what might be the best use of the therapeutic space-to ensure that it is helpful and addressing need.
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Carlie Pottington
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
People come to counselling for many reasons; they feel stuck, lonely, lack direction or engaging in unhealthy relationships to name but a few. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling it will be driven by a desire/need to change aspects of your life that no longer serve you. Taking the first step to reach out for support can feel scary and overwhelming yet demonstrates a huge amount of bravery. I believe we all want to be heard, seen and truly accepted for all of who we are. Counselling can be a safe place to allow yourself to experience this, to accept you are enough, as you are.
People come to counselling for many reasons; they feel stuck, lonely, lack direction or engaging in unhealthy relationships to name but a few. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling it will be driven by a desire/need to change aspects of your life that no longer serve you. Taking the first step to reach out for support can feel scary and overwhelming yet demonstrates a huge amount of bravery. I believe we all want to be heard, seen and truly accepted for all of who we are. Counselling can be a safe place to allow yourself to experience this, to accept you are enough, as you are.
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Body and Mind Centre
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW2
The Body & Mind Centre offer brief and open-ended weekly low-cost counselling for all. We are committed to offering everyone a safe, confidential space to speak to counsellors (trainees and qualified) who are experienced and able to support you in the way you need. Our counsellors work across a range of therapeutic approaches so will be able to work in a way that best suits your needs. Body and Mind Centre counsellors can help with issues including, but not limited to: Anxiety – Cultural Issues – Depression – Emotional Difficulties – Family Issues – Health Anxiety – Low Self-Esteem – Personality Disorders – Relationships
The Body & Mind Centre offer brief and open-ended weekly low-cost counselling for all. We are committed to offering everyone a safe, confidential space to speak to counsellors (trainees and qualified) who are experienced and able to support you in the way you need. Our counsellors work across a range of therapeutic approaches so will be able to work in a way that best suits your needs. Body and Mind Centre counsellors can help with issues including, but not limited to: Anxiety – Cultural Issues – Depression – Emotional Difficulties – Family Issues – Health Anxiety – Low Self-Esteem – Personality Disorders – Relationships
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Rowan Gray
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brixton, London SW9
I work with people who feel stuck and want to create more movement in their life. Movement is the capacity to change. We are most alive when we are moving forward. It’s from this place that we can adapt, feel better and live with more creativity and impact. As a psychotherapist I support you to create the movement you need and bring about change in you life. This can include the processing of a difficult life event such as a divorce, the death of a loved one or a traumatic experience.
I work with people who feel stuck and want to create more movement in their life. Movement is the capacity to change. We are most alive when we are moving forward. It’s from this place that we can adapt, feel better and live with more creativity and impact. As a psychotherapist I support you to create the movement you need and bring about change in you life. This can include the processing of a difficult life event such as a divorce, the death of a loved one or a traumatic experience.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brixton, London

200+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in Brixton, London who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Self Esteem
84% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
61% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
61% Vitality

How Counsellors in Brixton, 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 Brixton, 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.