Counselling in Chelsea, London

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Dr Joanna Harvey
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Chelsea, London SW3  (Online Only)
I offer an integrative approach to therapy in order to support clients to identify and explore their difficulties, with the aim of working towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. Drawing primarily on psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural models of therapy, I aim to facilitate greater understanding and meaningful change. Whether you are experiencing a clearly defined difficulty (low mood, relationship difficulties), finding yourself stuck in unhelpful patterns or stagnant in life in general, I work relationally with individuals and couples to identify blocks and make active changes.
I offer an integrative approach to therapy in order to support clients to identify and explore their difficulties, with the aim of working towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. Drawing primarily on psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural models of therapy, I aim to facilitate greater understanding and meaningful change. Whether you are experiencing a clearly defined difficulty (low mood, relationship difficulties), finding yourself stuck in unhelpful patterns or stagnant in life in general, I work relationally with individuals and couples to identify blocks and make active changes.
020 3322 4528 View 020 3322 4528
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Randi Levinson
MA
Chelsea, London SW3  (Online Only)
Long Term Relationships, Marriage, and Intimacy are my areas of passion. I have been in private practice for nearly 16 years. Those of us who are in relationships understand the complexities and hardships that come along with trying to maintain love, closeness and intimacy.
Long Term Relationships, Marriage, and Intimacy are my areas of passion. I have been in private practice for nearly 16 years. Those of us who are in relationships understand the complexities and hardships that come along with trying to maintain love, closeness and intimacy.
020 3476 9614 View 020 3476 9614
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Jannelle Johnson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chelsea, London SW19
We can all get to a point in our lives where we realise that there is more to the life we are experiencing. One of the ways to shift into that new chapter is to find a space to explore the things that have been holding you back. While it may not be easy, counselling is the way to do this authentically for lasting results. I walk alongside my clients as we take the time to uncover things that have been difficult to face alone. Together we create a safe and confidential space that encourages self awareness, growth and re alignment with your true self.
We can all get to a point in our lives where we realise that there is more to the life we are experiencing. One of the ways to shift into that new chapter is to find a space to explore the things that have been holding you back. While it may not be easy, counselling is the way to do this authentically for lasting results. I walk alongside my clients as we take the time to uncover things that have been difficult to face alone. Together we create a safe and confidential space that encourages self awareness, growth and re alignment with your true self.
020 3974 1791 View 020 3974 1791
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Fernanda Wagland
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
Chelsea, London SW1W
More often than not, the roots of emotional problems go deeper than normal awareness can reach, and my role is to enable you to identify, and focus on, some of the destructive ways of relating to yourself and others that might leave you feeling depressed, anxious or alone. ​ Together, we will create a safe and creative environment, which will help you to explore the different aspects of yourself – some which harmoniously coexist, and others that are at odds with each other.
More often than not, the roots of emotional problems go deeper than normal awareness can reach, and my role is to enable you to identify, and focus on, some of the destructive ways of relating to yourself and others that might leave you feeling depressed, anxious or alone. ​ Together, we will create a safe and creative environment, which will help you to explore the different aspects of yourself – some which harmoniously coexist, and others that are at odds with each other.
020 3095 0465 View 020 3095 0465
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Andre de Trichateau
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Chelsea, London SW7
I am an experienced psychotherapist, psychosexual and couples psychotherapist based in South Kensington, with a strong history in assisting individuals and couples in navigating various challenges in their lives. Together with private practice, I also work at the Homerton University Hospital - NHS Foundation Trust in the Cliveden Centre – specialising in sexual dysfunctions/STI’s/living with HIV/sexual trauma as well as psychosexual dysfunctions and relationship conflict. I work with both individuals and couples . I also spent two years on the Neurological Rehabilitation Ward – UCLH – Queen Square. Over the course of five
I am an experienced psychotherapist, psychosexual and couples psychotherapist based in South Kensington, with a strong history in assisting individuals and couples in navigating various challenges in their lives. Together with private practice, I also work at the Homerton University Hospital - NHS Foundation Trust in the Cliveden Centre – specialising in sexual dysfunctions/STI’s/living with HIV/sexual trauma as well as psychosexual dysfunctions and relationship conflict. I work with both individuals and couples . I also spent two years on the Neurological Rehabilitation Ward – UCLH – Queen Square. Over the course of five
020 4538 9593 View 020 4538 9593
Stephanie Mattioni
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Chelsea, London SW3
I am an intergrative arts psychotherapist working in private practice with adults and young people in London. Languages available: English, French and Italian. I provide both long and short term therapy, depending on the needs of each individual client. I work with individuals who are struggling with a variety of emotional, relational and identity difficulties. If you are finding life a struggle for any number of reasons, from a major life change to a loss or separation, or an issue you cannot seem to resolve, I hope you will find psychotherapy a very useful tool in removing the blocks preventing you to have a more satisfiying life.
I am an intergrative arts psychotherapist working in private practice with adults and young people in London. Languages available: English, French and Italian. I provide both long and short term therapy, depending on the needs of each individual client. I work with individuals who are struggling with a variety of emotional, relational and identity difficulties. If you are finding life a struggle for any number of reasons, from a major life change to a loss or separation, or an issue you cannot seem to resolve, I hope you will find psychotherapy a very useful tool in removing the blocks preventing you to have a more satisfiying life.
020 3838 0660 View 020 3838 0660
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Adriana Giotta
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Chelsea, London SW1X
I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist and Certified Schema Therapist providing clients with an integrative, powerful and pioneering approach to personal transformation from the inside out. I am incredibly passionate about understanding people and human motivation. I have been engaged in research, training and therapy for over two decades to explore the most effective ways of helping people heal and thrive in life.
I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist and Certified Schema Therapist providing clients with an integrative, powerful and pioneering approach to personal transformation from the inside out. I am incredibly passionate about understanding people and human motivation. I have been engaged in research, training and therapy for over two decades to explore the most effective ways of helping people heal and thrive in life.
020 3893 3542 View 020 3893 3542
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Agi - humanistic psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Chelsea, London SW1W
Waitlist for new clients
Humanistic therapy is about building a bond centred on your needs. I offer psychotherapy services to help you overcome life challenges, understand yourself better and to improve your mental health. My expertise includes working with trauma, neglect, relationships, identity, gender/sexuality challenges, and other manifestations of life crises. I know the impact of systemic oppression and provide a safe, inclusive space for navigating these issues. Embracing a deeper understanding of yourself, your community and the world around you can enrich your relationships, sense of belonging, purpose, and overall well-being.
Humanistic therapy is about building a bond centred on your needs. I offer psychotherapy services to help you overcome life challenges, understand yourself better and to improve your mental health. My expertise includes working with trauma, neglect, relationships, identity, gender/sexuality challenges, and other manifestations of life crises. I know the impact of systemic oppression and provide a safe, inclusive space for navigating these issues. Embracing a deeper understanding of yourself, your community and the world around you can enrich your relationships, sense of belonging, purpose, and overall well-being.
020 7123 8569 View 020 7123 8569
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Suzanne Lunn
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, London SW1W
If you want to improve your relationships and sexual life then therapy can be hugely beneficial - because so often these issues are deeply personal, private and hard to talk about. I offer a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space to explore your problems and help you work towards feeling happier. I work with individuals to address a range of issues including dating challenges, low desire, ‘sex addiction’ and sexual function problems. I also work with couples on issues such as communication, sex, infidelity and divorce. I identify as a heterosexual woman and practise in an LGBTQ+ affirmative and kink-friendly way.
If you want to improve your relationships and sexual life then therapy can be hugely beneficial - because so often these issues are deeply personal, private and hard to talk about. I offer a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space to explore your problems and help you work towards feeling happier. I work with individuals to address a range of issues including dating challenges, low desire, ‘sex addiction’ and sexual function problems. I also work with couples on issues such as communication, sex, infidelity and divorce. I identify as a heterosexual woman and practise in an LGBTQ+ affirmative and kink-friendly way.
020 3597 6612 View 020 3597 6612
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Paul V Wogan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chelsea, London SW3  (Online Only)
Life throws up challenges and having somewhere safe, welcoming and empathic to explore your thoughts and feelings with a qualified counsellor can be of real support and benefit. I run an online private counselling practice on zoom. Contact me to arrange a free 50 minute introductory session to help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
Life throws up challenges and having somewhere safe, welcoming and empathic to explore your thoughts and feelings with a qualified counsellor can be of real support and benefit. I run an online private counselling practice on zoom. Contact me to arrange a free 50 minute introductory session to help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
01273 092618 View 01273 092618
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Gabriel Muller-Ebeid
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chelsea, London SW3
I have a natural ability in working with issues of diversity and cultural integration and have co-written a research study on identity that was presented at the 2023 International BACP Research Conference. I bring my knowledge and experience in my approach with younger persons who explore their place in the world and look to address and cultivate self-esteem. My work as a counsellor is additionally informed by my previous career within the fashion sector, which so frequently focuses on celebrating individualism. I embrace the unique nature of human experience in all its manifestations (biological, emotional, psychological, social).
I have a natural ability in working with issues of diversity and cultural integration and have co-written a research study on identity that was presented at the 2023 International BACP Research Conference. I bring my knowledge and experience in my approach with younger persons who explore their place in the world and look to address and cultivate self-esteem. My work as a counsellor is additionally informed by my previous career within the fashion sector, which so frequently focuses on celebrating individualism. I embrace the unique nature of human experience in all its manifestations (biological, emotional, psychological, social).
020 3949 8798 View 020 3949 8798
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Jules Kosciuczyk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chelsea, London SW1W
I am an integrative therapeutic counsellor and a member of the BACP. I believe strongly in creating a safe, collaborative, creative space to explore underlying issues from both the past and present. I work drawing on a range of theories that I feel best suits who I am working with. I specialise in depression, anxiety, lacking in purpose or meaning, addiction, negative core beliefs, suicidal ideation, intensity of emotions, exploring vulnerability, self worth and feeling lost in life. Everyone is different and training integratively allows me to work with what is brought into the space.
I am an integrative therapeutic counsellor and a member of the BACP. I believe strongly in creating a safe, collaborative, creative space to explore underlying issues from both the past and present. I work drawing on a range of theories that I feel best suits who I am working with. I specialise in depression, anxiety, lacking in purpose or meaning, addiction, negative core beliefs, suicidal ideation, intensity of emotions, exploring vulnerability, self worth and feeling lost in life. Everyone is different and training integratively allows me to work with what is brought into the space.
020 4538 9778 View 020 4538 9778
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Robert McNeill Green
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chelsea, London SW3
I am a BACP Accredited therapist with over 20 years experience in private practice. I initially trained in Psychodynamic and Group Analytic Psychotherapy, with a special interest in Attachment Theory. I have previously worked in the statutory, voluntary and private inpatient and outpatient devices.i aim to work collaboratively with individuals and couples in a client centred and respectful manner. I have many connections with Psychiatrists, so can help if medications are required. I also have connections with Addiction and Trauma centres in the U.K. and overseas. I practice from luxurious Consulting Rooms close to Sloane Square
I am a BACP Accredited therapist with over 20 years experience in private practice. I initially trained in Psychodynamic and Group Analytic Psychotherapy, with a special interest in Attachment Theory. I have previously worked in the statutory, voluntary and private inpatient and outpatient devices.i aim to work collaboratively with individuals and couples in a client centred and respectful manner. I have many connections with Psychiatrists, so can help if medications are required. I also have connections with Addiction and Trauma centres in the U.K. and overseas. I practice from luxurious Consulting Rooms close to Sloane Square
07946 402929 View 07946 402929
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Kate Alice Taylor
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, London SW1W
Having trained as Group Analyst and psychotherapist after working in the corporate sector, I bring a range of life and professional experience to my practice. I am a qualified Group Analyst and Psychotherapist, working with groups, and individuals. My experience extends from training and working in the NHS, to the voluntary sector, private practice and to post graduate education as the Convenor of the Qualifying Course at the Institute of Group Analysis.
Having trained as Group Analyst and psychotherapist after working in the corporate sector, I bring a range of life and professional experience to my practice. I am a qualified Group Analyst and Psychotherapist, working with groups, and individuals. My experience extends from training and working in the NHS, to the voluntary sector, private practice and to post graduate education as the Convenor of the Qualifying Course at the Institute of Group Analysis.
020 3835 2880 View 020 3835 2880
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Dr Charlotte Airey
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Chelsea, London SW10  (Online Only)
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Most of us will experience times in our lives when we need support. Therapy can provide a non-judgemental, emotionally safe and confidential space to help you explore your problems and gain insight into the way you feel and behave. As your therapist, I have no agenda other than your support and emotional wellbeing and seeking support from someone outside your circle of family and friends can mean it feels easier to open up and be honest.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Most of us will experience times in our lives when we need support. Therapy can provide a non-judgemental, emotionally safe and confidential space to help you explore your problems and gain insight into the way you feel and behave. As your therapist, I have no agenda other than your support and emotional wellbeing and seeking support from someone outside your circle of family and friends can mean it feels easier to open up and be honest.
020 4538 4934 View 020 4538 4934
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Shirley Greenfield Psychotherapy And Couples Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Chelsea, London SW1W
I am an experienced couple and individual psychodynamic psychotherapist, with additional qualifications and training in systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations. I trained at Tavistock and Portman Clinic and at Tavistock Relationships, a world-renowned institution and specialist in relationship therapy. My aim is to help individuals and couples better understand themselves and their relationships, so they can have more supportive and fulfilling relationships. With therapy, both the couple and the individual can gain insight and grow – emerging strengthened by the experience.
I am an experienced couple and individual psychodynamic psychotherapist, with additional qualifications and training in systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations. I trained at Tavistock and Portman Clinic and at Tavistock Relationships, a world-renowned institution and specialist in relationship therapy. My aim is to help individuals and couples better understand themselves and their relationships, so they can have more supportive and fulfilling relationships. With therapy, both the couple and the individual can gain insight and grow – emerging strengthened by the experience.
020 3910 6738 View 020 3910 6738
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Hannah Reenee Elliott
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified
Chelsea, London SW10
Welcome, I am Hannah Elliott. I specialise in sexual wellbeing for women by exploring the challenges faced through womanhood and sexuality.  I see these challenges as a rite of passage and a series of initiations, often presenting themselves through our menstruality, sexuality and sensuality, and ultimately leading us on a path where we have no choice but to slow down and listen to the body. These challenges might show up as pelvic pain, pain on penetration, anxiety around intimacy and communication. I work closely to support women through pregnancy loss, both pre/ post termination and miscarriage.
Welcome, I am Hannah Elliott. I specialise in sexual wellbeing for women by exploring the challenges faced through womanhood and sexuality.  I see these challenges as a rite of passage and a series of initiations, often presenting themselves through our menstruality, sexuality and sensuality, and ultimately leading us on a path where we have no choice but to slow down and listen to the body. These challenges might show up as pelvic pain, pain on penetration, anxiety around intimacy and communication. I work closely to support women through pregnancy loss, both pre/ post termination and miscarriage.
020 4538 2560 View 020 4538 2560
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Cate Mackenzie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chelsea, London SW3
My ideal clients are couples or individuals who would like a warm and competent counsellor to help them renew their relationship or deal with current and or sexual issues or goals. As a COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist and Couples Counsellor I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focussed Couple's Therapy and Encounter based Therapy by Hedy Schliefer. My background in play, dance and creativity means I also encourage people to find new parts of themselves or their relationships. My web site is also full of videos and articles.
My ideal clients are couples or individuals who would like a warm and competent counsellor to help them renew their relationship or deal with current and or sexual issues or goals. As a COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist and Couples Counsellor I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focussed Couple's Therapy and Encounter based Therapy by Hedy Schliefer. My background in play, dance and creativity means I also encourage people to find new parts of themselves or their relationships. My web site is also full of videos and articles.
01273 037929 View 01273 037929
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Francesca Lassman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, London SW1X
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with 10+ years of private and NHS experience, working with adults, children and families. I have a particular interest in co-researching identity with people at significant transition points in their lives. This includes, but is not limited to, loss and bereavement, the challenges of a health condition, parenting, life-stage transitions, fertility issues, trauma. People may be experiencing low mood, anxiety & hopelessness and I offer a space to navigate these challenges and help people live in line with their values.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with 10+ years of private and NHS experience, working with adults, children and families. I have a particular interest in co-researching identity with people at significant transition points in their lives. This includes, but is not limited to, loss and bereavement, the challenges of a health condition, parenting, life-stage transitions, fertility issues, trauma. People may be experiencing low mood, anxiety & hopelessness and I offer a space to navigate these challenges and help people live in line with their values.
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Kathy Stewart
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Chelsea, London SW3
Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can feel too much for us to deal with. We may feel vulnerable, lost, torn or stuck, and find ourselves in need of help. Let me offer you an open, safe and judgment free space, that encourages you to explore whatever's on your mind. I am a qualified and highly experienced UKCP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist working with adults, couples and groups. I believe that therapy should be an empowering process for each client, therefore taking a collaborative, client-focused approach which respects diversity and difference is essential for an effective therapeutic process.
Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can feel too much for us to deal with. We may feel vulnerable, lost, torn or stuck, and find ourselves in need of help. Let me offer you an open, safe and judgment free space, that encourages you to explore whatever's on your mind. I am a qualified and highly experienced UKCP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist working with adults, couples and groups. I believe that therapy should be an empowering process for each client, therefore taking a collaborative, client-focused approach which respects diversity and difference is essential for an effective therapeutic process.
020 4538 9139 View 020 4538 9139

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Chelsea, London

300+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Chelsea, London who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
87% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aviva
61% AXA PPP
58% Vitality

How Counsellors in Chelsea, London see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chelsea, 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.