Counselling in Central London, London

Photo of Francesca Sciandra, Psychotherapist in Central London, London, England
Francesca Sciandra
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Central London, London WC1A  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, low confidence, and relationship difficulties. I help my clients explore and resolve a range of issues, including loneliness, anger, grief, attachment issues, substance abuse, and sleep problems. I also support my clients with healing after complex life experiences, processing trauma, and treating post-traumatic stress responses. I offer support in processing and integrating psychedelic experiences and non-ordinary states of consciousness.
My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, low confidence, and relationship difficulties. I help my clients explore and resolve a range of issues, including loneliness, anger, grief, attachment issues, substance abuse, and sleep problems. I also support my clients with healing after complex life experiences, processing trauma, and treating post-traumatic stress responses. I offer support in processing and integrating psychedelic experiences and non-ordinary states of consciousness.
020 3838 0861 View 020 3838 0861
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Sinead Marie Parker
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Central London, London WC1E
Hello! I am a warm, friendly and compassionate Creative and Embodied Psychotherapist offering a confidential, non judgemental, and collaborative therapy space. I embrace what makes you unique, prioritising safety and trust from the get go, so you can embark on a therapeutic journey of exploration, healing and change. Creative and Embodied Psychotherapy is a holistic and trauma informed approach to wellbeing, that works with the body and the mind to help you gain deeper insight and awareness into your inner world and experiences, whilst helping you connect with your strengths, resources and ability to heal.
Hello! I am a warm, friendly and compassionate Creative and Embodied Psychotherapist offering a confidential, non judgemental, and collaborative therapy space. I embrace what makes you unique, prioritising safety and trust from the get go, so you can embark on a therapeutic journey of exploration, healing and change. Creative and Embodied Psychotherapy is a holistic and trauma informed approach to wellbeing, that works with the body and the mind to help you gain deeper insight and awareness into your inner world and experiences, whilst helping you connect with your strengths, resources and ability to heal.
020 3818 1061 View 020 3818 1061
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Deborah Malcolm
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Central London, London EC2M  (Online Only)
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship difficulties and other issues. I offer a 'holistic' way of working, exploring how the mind and body are connected by using different techniques and approaches. By the end of our therapeutic relationship you will leave feeling lighter, powerful and more confident. I will provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any root causes whch may have led you to becoming 'stuck' or lose a sense of who you are.
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship difficulties and other issues. I offer a 'holistic' way of working, exploring how the mind and body are connected by using different techniques and approaches. By the end of our therapeutic relationship you will leave feeling lighter, powerful and more confident. I will provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any root causes whch may have led you to becoming 'stuck' or lose a sense of who you are.
020 3962 2391 View 020 3962 2391
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Tibor Poor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Central London, London WC1A
Waitlist for new clients
It is likely that you are reading these lines because you are looking for support in getting through a crisis or you wish to explore some long-standing issues with a kind and caring professional. Perhaps you're struggling with problems in your relationship, professional life or trying to overcome destructive habits. You might be feeling stuck and need help to make sense of what's going on.
It is likely that you are reading these lines because you are looking for support in getting through a crisis or you wish to explore some long-standing issues with a kind and caring professional. Perhaps you're struggling with problems in your relationship, professional life or trying to overcome destructive habits. You might be feeling stuck and need help to make sense of what's going on.
020 4538 7376 View 020 4538 7376
Annique Clopon
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Central London, London WC2H  (Online Only)
Dr. Annique Clopon is a Chartered Psychologist, has doctoral training in specialist methods of therapy, advancing in Cogntive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) whilst adopting a person centred approach. Dr. Annique Clopon is further trained in Schema therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy. She has doctoral training and in specialist methods of therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with (EDMR), Schema therapy training experience. Dr. Annique Clopon's practice is based around positive psychological principles to support people to be the best they can be.
Dr. Annique Clopon is a Chartered Psychologist, has doctoral training in specialist methods of therapy, advancing in Cogntive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) whilst adopting a person centred approach. Dr. Annique Clopon is further trained in Schema therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy. She has doctoral training and in specialist methods of therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with (EDMR), Schema therapy training experience. Dr. Annique Clopon's practice is based around positive psychological principles to support people to be the best they can be.
020 4538 1854 x44 View 020 4538 1854 x44
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Jess MacIntyre-Harrison
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Central London, London WC1A
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with people struggling with complex life & emotional difficulties. Through building a trusting relationship, I aim to sit alongside my clients & empower them in their journeys towards getting to know themselves better, understanding their difficulties, and compassionately making change. I centre compassion and non-judgement in my work, integrating ideas borrowed from Narrative Therapy (NT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Analytic Therapy (CAT) and body work.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with people struggling with complex life & emotional difficulties. Through building a trusting relationship, I aim to sit alongside my clients & empower them in their journeys towards getting to know themselves better, understanding their difficulties, and compassionately making change. I centre compassion and non-judgement in my work, integrating ideas borrowed from Narrative Therapy (NT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Analytic Therapy (CAT) and body work.
020 3835 3331 View 020 3835 3331
Photo of Lisa Home, Psychotherapist in Central London, London, England
Lisa Home
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Central London, London EC4Y
Life at times can be challenging, people can often feel isolated and stuck in their struggles, confused about what to do to change the things in life that are troubling them. Reaching out can be hard, trusting others can feel even more difficult. It's at these times that therapy can make a difference. I am a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable psychotherapist and am familiar working with a range of relationship models and gender dynamics. I work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including individuals from straight, queer, poly and kink communities, sex workers, and people who identify across the gender spectrum.
Life at times can be challenging, people can often feel isolated and stuck in their struggles, confused about what to do to change the things in life that are troubling them. Reaching out can be hard, trusting others can feel even more difficult. It's at these times that therapy can make a difference. I am a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable psychotherapist and am familiar working with a range of relationship models and gender dynamics. I work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including individuals from straight, queer, poly and kink communities, sex workers, and people who identify across the gender spectrum.
020 3872 0713 View 020 3872 0713
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Charite Nkusi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Central London, London EC2M
Perhaps you are going through challenges, feeling anxious, stuck and wondering if counselling could be helpful? I aim to create a therapeutic environment, where you feel supported and empowered to reflect upon your concerns, thoughts, emotions and story. The therapeutic relationship can then be a place that you may use to understand life's challenges that you are facing, make sense of your relationships and gain greater self awareness. This may lead to growth, change and healing. I will work with you at your own pace. I work in a relational and collaborative way.
Perhaps you are going through challenges, feeling anxious, stuck and wondering if counselling could be helpful? I aim to create a therapeutic environment, where you feel supported and empowered to reflect upon your concerns, thoughts, emotions and story. The therapeutic relationship can then be a place that you may use to understand life's challenges that you are facing, make sense of your relationships and gain greater self awareness. This may lead to growth, change and healing. I will work with you at your own pace. I work in a relational and collaborative way.
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Photo of Valeria Maccioni, Psychologist in Central London, London, England
Valeria Maccioni
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Central London, London EC1V
With over 15 years experience, every single client I worked with was ideal to me, as being unique, with his/her story, difficulties, weaknesses but also strengths. At times clients come to therapy with a specific goal, other times they do not have a clue, and this is part of the process. If a client is now reading my profile, he/she may be struggling with a recent or more long-standing emotional distress, not able to sleep, concentrate, work, relate to others, etc. He/she may be worrying about what to say to a psychologist; what to expect; possibly fearful of being judged, not understood; if the psychologist would be good enough...
With over 15 years experience, every single client I worked with was ideal to me, as being unique, with his/her story, difficulties, weaknesses but also strengths. At times clients come to therapy with a specific goal, other times they do not have a clue, and this is part of the process. If a client is now reading my profile, he/she may be struggling with a recent or more long-standing emotional distress, not able to sleep, concentrate, work, relate to others, etc. He/she may be worrying about what to say to a psychologist; what to expect; possibly fearful of being judged, not understood; if the psychologist would be good enough...
020 8138 0679 View 020 8138 0679
Photo of Taiwo Olaiya, Psychotherapist in Central London, London, England
Taiwo Olaiya
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central London, London EC1Y  (Online Only)
Asking for help can be difficult and it takes real courage to decide that you are ready to do something about how you are feeling or what is happening in your life. I am experienced in helping individuals with a wide range of issues. Counselling is a collaborative process which facilitates a deeper sense of self-understanding, acceptance and more fulfilling relationships with others and life. I have over 20 years’ experience providing short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to groups, individuals, adults and young people.
Asking for help can be difficult and it takes real courage to decide that you are ready to do something about how you are feeling or what is happening in your life. I am experienced in helping individuals with a wide range of issues. Counselling is a collaborative process which facilitates a deeper sense of self-understanding, acceptance and more fulfilling relationships with others and life. I have over 20 years’ experience providing short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to groups, individuals, adults and young people.
020 8103 6762 View 020 8103 6762
Photo of Felix Bowers-Brown, Counsellor in Central London, London, England
Felix Bowers-Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Central London, London WC1H
By being curious, you are making the first initial step. Just by coming onto this platform with the intention of having a look, to see who you think you might like to work with. This potential journey is all about you and your discovery, but in order to do that I will share with you my discovery. My lived experience has given a depth of knowledge, that has now brought me to a place where I feel, not only have I embraced who I truly am, but curiosity, strength, compassion, and empathy have given me the ability to support others through those more challenging moments in life.
By being curious, you are making the first initial step. Just by coming onto this platform with the intention of having a look, to see who you think you might like to work with. This potential journey is all about you and your discovery, but in order to do that I will share with you my discovery. My lived experience has given a depth of knowledge, that has now brought me to a place where I feel, not only have I embraced who I truly am, but curiosity, strength, compassion, and empathy have given me the ability to support others through those more challenging moments in life.
020 3540 6354 View 020 3540 6354
Photo of Aylin Darwin, Psychotherapist in Central London, London, England
Aylin Darwin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Central London, 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
Photo of Rosa Abidi in Central London, London, England
Rosa Abidi
MA
Verified
Central London, London EC1V
Are you yearning to go from self-doubt to self-confidence? From stress, anxiety and depression to resilience? From feeling overwhelmed or even burnt out, to being energised and radiant? From feeling blocked or drained creatively, to being connected to your inner knowing, to your intuition and inspiration? From struggle, pain, loneliness and confusion, to a new version of yourself? From feeling invisible or insignificant, to expressing your unique voice, and making the impact you know you can have? And from feeling stuck, to being full of clarity and feeling inspired, ready to soar into a new 'you', and into a new life?
Are you yearning to go from self-doubt to self-confidence? From stress, anxiety and depression to resilience? From feeling overwhelmed or even burnt out, to being energised and radiant? From feeling blocked or drained creatively, to being connected to your inner knowing, to your intuition and inspiration? From struggle, pain, loneliness and confusion, to a new version of yourself? From feeling invisible or insignificant, to expressing your unique voice, and making the impact you know you can have? And from feeling stuck, to being full of clarity and feeling inspired, ready to soar into a new 'you', and into a new life?
020 3195 4352 View 020 3195 4352
Photo of Mariana Pascu, Counsellor in Central London, London, England
Mariana Pascu
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Central London, London WC1A  (Online Only)
A fully qualified psychodynamic therapist (University of Oxford, BACP, UKCP) and organisational psychologist (BSc), my work is focused on the exploration of what feels challenging for you in a safe, judgement-free space, where difficult things can be said, felt and thought about together. We use curiosity, compassion and creativity to gradually find a way towards a sense of liberation from unbearable feelings or thoughts, self-sabotaging behaviours, choices or decisions that may seem impossible to make, relationship difficulties, work challenges, feeling trapped, not good enough or hopeless.
A fully qualified psychodynamic therapist (University of Oxford, BACP, UKCP) and organisational psychologist (BSc), my work is focused on the exploration of what feels challenging for you in a safe, judgement-free space, where difficult things can be said, felt and thought about together. We use curiosity, compassion and creativity to gradually find a way towards a sense of liberation from unbearable feelings or thoughts, self-sabotaging behaviours, choices or decisions that may seem impossible to make, relationship difficulties, work challenges, feeling trapped, not good enough or hopeless.
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Photo of Daniel Dennehy, Counsellor in Central London, London, England
Daniel Dennehy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Central London, London EC4A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer short & long term counselling in Central London for individuals. I also provide online & telephone counselling. I offer a safe, confidential & empathetic space to explore, without judgement. I provide support to people struggling with anxiety, depression, alcohol & substance misuse, trauma & life transitions & challenges. I am an LGBTQI+ affirmative counsellor. I have extensive experience working with Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity. Feel free to contact me to discuss the support you are looking for.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer short & long term counselling in Central London for individuals. I also provide online & telephone counselling. I offer a safe, confidential & empathetic space to explore, without judgement. I provide support to people struggling with anxiety, depression, alcohol & substance misuse, trauma & life transitions & challenges. I am an LGBTQI+ affirmative counsellor. I have extensive experience working with Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity. Feel free to contact me to discuss the support you are looking for.
020 3879 4294 View 020 3879 4294
Photo of Dr Claudia, Willow Psychology Service, Psychologist in Central London, London, England
Dr Claudia, Willow Psychology Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central London, London EC2A  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, isolated or overwhelmed by your difficulties? Reaching out for support can be hard, especially if you have not spoken with a psychologist before. My name is Claudia and I’m a compassionate and dedicated clinical psychologist, with over 8 years of experience working in the NHS. We will start by making sense of how your life experiences may have influenced your current problems, and then combining this understanding together with your own personal strengths, to create a treatment plan that will help you develop aspects of life that are important for you and reduce unwanted symptoms.
Are you feeling stuck, isolated or overwhelmed by your difficulties? Reaching out for support can be hard, especially if you have not spoken with a psychologist before. My name is Claudia and I’m a compassionate and dedicated clinical psychologist, with over 8 years of experience working in the NHS. We will start by making sense of how your life experiences may have influenced your current problems, and then combining this understanding together with your own personal strengths, to create a treatment plan that will help you develop aspects of life that are important for you and reduce unwanted symptoms.
020 4538 5521 View 020 4538 5521
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Iskra Lindner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Central London, London EC2A
As I witness my clients transform, I am reminded of the ancient Japanese art of mending pottery with gold. In order to survive emotional pain, loss, and trauma, we fragment parts of ourselves, that we can disown, or see as flawed, broken or wrong. The process of therapy is reclaiming these parts, seeing their pain, acknowledging their wisdom. We cultivate self-compassion and understanding, which results in more harmonious and satisfying relationships, helps us get unstuck, opens up space to be more creative in how we see the world and achieve our goals.
As I witness my clients transform, I am reminded of the ancient Japanese art of mending pottery with gold. In order to survive emotional pain, loss, and trauma, we fragment parts of ourselves, that we can disown, or see as flawed, broken or wrong. The process of therapy is reclaiming these parts, seeing their pain, acknowledging their wisdom. We cultivate self-compassion and understanding, which results in more harmonious and satisfying relationships, helps us get unstuck, opens up space to be more creative in how we see the world and achieve our goals.
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Photo of Angharad Vaughan, Psychologist in Central London, London, England
Angharad Vaughan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Central London, London WC1A
I have expertise working with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, physical and sexual health issues, shame, stress, burnout. I am passionate about working with LGBTQI+ communities and have specialist experience of working with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. I always pay attention to our differences, such as cultural background, sexual and gender identity, disability - and how these and other intersecting identities influence our lived experience, meaning-making and wellbeing.
I have expertise working with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, physical and sexual health issues, shame, stress, burnout. I am passionate about working with LGBTQI+ communities and have specialist experience of working with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. I always pay attention to our differences, such as cultural background, sexual and gender identity, disability - and how these and other intersecting identities influence our lived experience, meaning-making and wellbeing.
020 3824 1832 View 020 3824 1832
Photo of Stephanie M D Gerra, Psychotherapist in Central London, London, England
Stephanie M D Gerra
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Central London, London EC1R
Psychotherapy and counselling are immensely helpful tools when life challenges us beyond what we can cope with: the sudden loss of a job, the breakup of a relationship or the loss of a loved one. But even when we are not dealing with something that big and may simply feel adrift, or like we are struggling to reconnect to a sense of enthusiasm either professionally or personally, psychotherapy and counselling can help us to see these crises as opportunities for growth and change; portals to go beyond the limitations set by old patterns which no longer serve us, so that we may evolve into a better version of ourselves.
Psychotherapy and counselling are immensely helpful tools when life challenges us beyond what we can cope with: the sudden loss of a job, the breakup of a relationship or the loss of a loved one. But even when we are not dealing with something that big and may simply feel adrift, or like we are struggling to reconnect to a sense of enthusiasm either professionally or personally, psychotherapy and counselling can help us to see these crises as opportunities for growth and change; portals to go beyond the limitations set by old patterns which no longer serve us, so that we may evolve into a better version of ourselves.
020 7383 5083 View 020 7383 5083
Photo of Dunya Sullivan- Eating Disorders, Psychotherapist in Central London, London, England
Dunya Sullivan- Eating Disorders
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Central London, London EC2R  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist and a TA psychotherapist (transactional analysis). I work with a variety of psychological challenges but I am specialized in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder). The individuals I work with often come to therapy having tried many behavioral interventions that brought little change (being more disciplined with their diet, exercising more/less, creating plans etc.).
Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist and a TA psychotherapist (transactional analysis). I work with a variety of psychological challenges but I am specialized in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder). The individuals I work with often come to therapy having tried many behavioral interventions that brought little change (being more disciplined with their diet, exercising more/less, creating plans etc.).
020 4538 2690 View 020 4538 2690

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Central London, London

900+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Central London, London who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
86% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aviva
68% AXA PPP
65% Vitality

How Counsellors in Central London, London see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
29% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Central London, 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.