Counselling in Chinatown, London

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Marek Sarnecki
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, London W1D
My name is Marek and I am a Psychotherapist and a Sex and Relationship Therapist who works in a private practice and in a higher education institution in London. I believe therapy helps people to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships to become free of old patterns, or simply find ways to process pain or memories that have kept them feeling stuck. I strongly believe that we simply repeat what we don't repair. I have a heart and a passion for the work I do in creating effective change. My clinical experience includes working for: NHS, a community counselling services, and a suicidal respite centre.
My name is Marek and I am a Psychotherapist and a Sex and Relationship Therapist who works in a private practice and in a higher education institution in London. I believe therapy helps people to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships to become free of old patterns, or simply find ways to process pain or memories that have kept them feeling stuck. I strongly believe that we simply repeat what we don't repair. I have a heart and a passion for the work I do in creating effective change. My clinical experience includes working for: NHS, a community counselling services, and a suicidal respite centre.
020 3962 2243 View 020 3962 2243
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Matt Lightfoot
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
Hi, I'm Matt. You've taken a courageous and positive step in seeking a therapist to work with. It can be really nerve-wracking to find the strength to reach out and ask for support - I've certainly been there, and have been personally helped by counselling in my own life! I work with a range of issues, most notably anxiety, depression, stress, relationships & sexuality, addiction, coping with life changes and supporting people in finding more direction, purpose & fulfilment in their lives.
Hi, I'm Matt. You've taken a courageous and positive step in seeking a therapist to work with. It can be really nerve-wracking to find the strength to reach out and ask for support - I've certainly been there, and have been personally helped by counselling in my own life! I work with a range of issues, most notably anxiety, depression, stress, relationships & sexuality, addiction, coping with life changes and supporting people in finding more direction, purpose & fulfilment in their lives.
01536 907137 View 01536 907137
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Kay Rhodes
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
I have worked with many and varied individuals over the years, with a variety of concerns. I am experienced with clients from all walks of life, and from various countries (English speaking). I very much value difference and diversity, and have a lived experience of working in multi cultural societies, in two countries. I work both face to face and online. I practice psychotherapy in a very human and relational way, and believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to promoting change. I have considerable experience of working with cPTSD.
I have worked with many and varied individuals over the years, with a variety of concerns. I am experienced with clients from all walks of life, and from various countries (English speaking). I very much value difference and diversity, and have a lived experience of working in multi cultural societies, in two countries. I work both face to face and online. I practice psychotherapy in a very human and relational way, and believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to promoting change. I have considerable experience of working with cPTSD.
020 3835 2428 View 020 3835 2428
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Paolo Assandri
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy (both online and in person). I have sound expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders and eating disorders. As an Italian-born expat, I especially enjoy working with Italians looking for a psychotherapist with whom they can speak in their native language and share a common cultural background.
I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy (both online and in person). I have sound expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders and eating disorders. As an Italian-born expat, I especially enjoy working with Italians looking for a psychotherapist with whom they can speak in their native language and share a common cultural background.
020 8103 0641 View 020 8103 0641
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Daniel Goldie
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
I see therapy as an opportunity to explore, to challenge, and to develop new ways of being and relating. I engage with my clients in a real, authentic way, and invite them to do the same with me. I'm an experienced UKCP accredited Psychotherapist with over 14 years experience working in a range of mental health services. I've supported many people in leading richer and more rewarding lives. ​I work in a way that is open, honest, supportive and allows for lightness and challenge. Take a look at my website for more information about how I work.
I see therapy as an opportunity to explore, to challenge, and to develop new ways of being and relating. I engage with my clients in a real, authentic way, and invite them to do the same with me. I'm an experienced UKCP accredited Psychotherapist with over 14 years experience working in a range of mental health services. I've supported many people in leading richer and more rewarding lives. ​I work in a way that is open, honest, supportive and allows for lightness and challenge. Take a look at my website for more information about how I work.
020 3958 4013 View 020 3958 4013
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Catherine Bryan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, London W1D  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone is the expert of their own lives and therefore I aim to work collaboratively with my clients and will adapt my approach to best suit to their needs. I offer a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space to explore the difficulties you are experiencing and work towards the meaningful changes you desire. I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT, compassion focused therapy, ACT & EMDR ) supporting adults of all ages. I have experience supporting individuals with a range of difficulties including low mood, anxiety, stress, shame as well as relationship and sexual difficulties.
I believe that everyone is the expert of their own lives and therefore I aim to work collaboratively with my clients and will adapt my approach to best suit to their needs. I offer a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space to explore the difficulties you are experiencing and work towards the meaningful changes you desire. I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT, compassion focused therapy, ACT & EMDR ) supporting adults of all ages. I have experience supporting individuals with a range of difficulties including low mood, anxiety, stress, shame as well as relationship and sexual difficulties.
020 3835 2642 View 020 3835 2642
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Dr Joshua Comyn
Psychotherapist, PhD
Chinatown, London W1D  (Online Only)
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
020 3841 7314 View 020 3841 7314
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Alex Iga Golabek
MSc
Chinatown, London W1D  (Online Only)
Although most people turn to therapy due to significant turning points like loss or bereavement, betrayal, conflict or a perceived defeat, others recognise their need to begin psychotherapeutic treatment due to feeling bewildered, unable to deal with unexpected low mood or experiencing anxiety. Most notice changes in their behaviours, including more frequent arguments, increased avoidance of tasks or proximity to others, or sudden inability to control their routine and schedule. No matter how you encounter change, ego therapy offers a bespoke approach to supporting your emotional development and personal transformation.
Although most people turn to therapy due to significant turning points like loss or bereavement, betrayal, conflict or a perceived defeat, others recognise their need to begin psychotherapeutic treatment due to feeling bewildered, unable to deal with unexpected low mood or experiencing anxiety. Most notice changes in their behaviours, including more frequent arguments, increased avoidance of tasks or proximity to others, or sudden inability to control their routine and schedule. No matter how you encounter change, ego therapy offers a bespoke approach to supporting your emotional development and personal transformation.
01789 339330 View 01789 339330
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Semeyra Sarwar
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
Hello, I'm Semeyra. I'm a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with 12 years experience of supporting people affected by the full spectrum of mental health difficulties and life challenges. As an experienced therapist, I will be able to work with you to understand your current situation in greater depth. We will explore what has caused your current difficulties (including any past or childhood trauma that might continue to affect you). We will work together to help you find ways to move forward and, ultimately, feel less troubled by these difficulties.
Hello, I'm Semeyra. I'm a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with 12 years experience of supporting people affected by the full spectrum of mental health difficulties and life challenges. As an experienced therapist, I will be able to work with you to understand your current situation in greater depth. We will explore what has caused your current difficulties (including any past or childhood trauma that might continue to affect you). We will work together to help you find ways to move forward and, ultimately, feel less troubled by these difficulties.
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Helen Mayor Therapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
1 space (Feb 24 coming free): I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, working with couples and individuals. I understand how overwhelming it can be trying to choose a therapist. I find a chat on the telephone is often a good place to begin. My website should offer a sense of who I am and how I work helping people feel a bit more comfortable about the process. A really positive therapeutic relationship can be transformative, it is a relationship and I really care about my clients and their outcomes. Your goals, and way of being will shape the way we work together.
1 space (Feb 24 coming free): I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, working with couples and individuals. I understand how overwhelming it can be trying to choose a therapist. I find a chat on the telephone is often a good place to begin. My website should offer a sense of who I am and how I work helping people feel a bit more comfortable about the process. A really positive therapeutic relationship can be transformative, it is a relationship and I really care about my clients and their outcomes. Your goals, and way of being will shape the way we work together.
020 3962 1590 View 020 3962 1590
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Tanya Levene
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
Hi I'm Tanya (they/she). I am an experienced integrative Counsellor, Therapist & Supervisor. I work interactively, spiritually & creatively with adults, young people, couples & groups. I'm a warm, open minded person with a good sense of humour. I offer a confidential, respectful, safe space to create an empowering therapeutic relationship where you can explore, question, challenge & break free from self-imposed constraints & beliefs such as fear, lack of self-confidence & anxiety to find the authentic you. I offer short or long term therapy and sessions are 50mins either face 2 face, telephone or online.
Hi I'm Tanya (they/she). I am an experienced integrative Counsellor, Therapist & Supervisor. I work interactively, spiritually & creatively with adults, young people, couples & groups. I'm a warm, open minded person with a good sense of humour. I offer a confidential, respectful, safe space to create an empowering therapeutic relationship where you can explore, question, challenge & break free from self-imposed constraints & beliefs such as fear, lack of self-confidence & anxiety to find the authentic you. I offer short or long term therapy and sessions are 50mins either face 2 face, telephone or online.
01273 092931 View 01273 092931
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Christine Fletcher
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
Hello! Reaching out for support when you need help can feel overwhelming and nerve-wracking - having the courage to speak with a professional has potential to change everything. As a professional and a human being, I bring a huge amount of experience and understand the importance of providing a friendly and safe space to help my clients to thrive. Life affects us all and mental health issues are signs that we need to take action to feel better. Working through life events, worries and relationship difficulties with support of a trusted practitioner can create growth and happiness.
Hello! Reaching out for support when you need help can feel overwhelming and nerve-wracking - having the courage to speak with a professional has potential to change everything. As a professional and a human being, I bring a huge amount of experience and understand the importance of providing a friendly and safe space to help my clients to thrive. Life affects us all and mental health issues are signs that we need to take action to feel better. Working through life events, worries and relationship difficulties with support of a trusted practitioner can create growth and happiness.
020 4538 6987 View 020 4538 6987
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James Mann
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D  (Online Only)
Hello , I am James, my website is www.psychotherapynow.co.uk. I have worked for 25 years as a psychotherapist in central London. Before that I was employed mostly working with children and young people in some capacity or other. I am approachable and constructive. I enjoy what I do and I believe in the transformative power of therapy to bring about more life and better possibilities. I have taught at the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis for many years as well as the Philadelphia Association. I also have several talks and interviews on YouTube.
Hello , I am James, my website is www.psychotherapynow.co.uk. I have worked for 25 years as a psychotherapist in central London. Before that I was employed mostly working with children and young people in some capacity or other. I am approachable and constructive. I enjoy what I do and I believe in the transformative power of therapy to bring about more life and better possibilities. I have taught at the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis for many years as well as the Philadelphia Association. I also have several talks and interviews on YouTube.
020 3870 3635 View 020 3870 3635
Berna Bayazitoglu
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
I am a London-based psychotherapist, working mainly with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, effects of relational trauma, relationship issues/heartbreak/separation/divorce and bereavement/loss/grief. I am registered with the UKCP and comply with its ethical standards. I offer my clients a confidential, safe and respectful space to explore their issues and facilitate their transformation. I take the view that our difficulties are in fact opportunities to bring out what is latent and yearning to be expressed in us, although it often feels difficult to see this possibility as we go through our challenging life situations.
I am a London-based psychotherapist, working mainly with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, effects of relational trauma, relationship issues/heartbreak/separation/divorce and bereavement/loss/grief. I am registered with the UKCP and comply with its ethical standards. I offer my clients a confidential, safe and respectful space to explore their issues and facilitate their transformation. I take the view that our difficulties are in fact opportunities to bring out what is latent and yearning to be expressed in us, although it often feels difficult to see this possibility as we go through our challenging life situations.
020 8106 5304 View 020 8106 5304
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Matt Treadwell
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
I’m a chartered counselling psychologist, working in private practice in Central London. I also work in the NHS. I work individually, with adults. I have experience working with issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, anger issues, abuse and trauma. I also specialise in working with compulsive behaviours and addictions. And I additionally am experienced in working with complex issues, including diagnoses of personality disorder.
I’m a chartered counselling psychologist, working in private practice in Central London. I also work in the NHS. I work individually, with adults. I have experience working with issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, anger issues, abuse and trauma. I also specialise in working with compulsive behaviours and addictions. And I additionally am experienced in working with complex issues, including diagnoses of personality disorder.
020 3958 4126 View 020 3958 4126
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Counselling London Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
People come to counselling/therapy for a range of issues including relationships, stress, fear or anxiety, confidence & self-esteem, procrastination, unhelpful habits or addictions & a whole range of other issues. In the beginning my role is to get to know you, understand who you are, listen why you have come, why you are the way you are, what you might need. I usually ask a lot of questions to find out about you now and what brings you to counselling, a little about your past, to find out how counselling can help alongside considering not only any underlying issues but also how you may want to live your life to your full potential.
People come to counselling/therapy for a range of issues including relationships, stress, fear or anxiety, confidence & self-esteem, procrastination, unhelpful habits or addictions & a whole range of other issues. In the beginning my role is to get to know you, understand who you are, listen why you have come, why you are the way you are, what you might need. I usually ask a lot of questions to find out about you now and what brings you to counselling, a little about your past, to find out how counselling can help alongside considering not only any underlying issues but also how you may want to live your life to your full potential.
020 7916 1342 View 020 7916 1342
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Hannah Jackson-McCamley
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
Whether you’re going through a major life change, reflecting on trauma from the past, grieving the loss of a loved one or of a dream, or something just doesn’t feel quite right, as an individual, group or couple, I’m here to help you explore your inner world, understand your patterns of behaviour and be the you you want to be. Together, we will work on you so that you feel seen, heard and understood. With over a decade of experience working in the creative industries, I understand the stress surrounding those careers. I also have expertise in bereavement, supporting hundreds of clients facing significant loss.
Whether you’re going through a major life change, reflecting on trauma from the past, grieving the loss of a loved one or of a dream, or something just doesn’t feel quite right, as an individual, group or couple, I’m here to help you explore your inner world, understand your patterns of behaviour and be the you you want to be. Together, we will work on you so that you feel seen, heard and understood. With over a decade of experience working in the creative industries, I understand the stress surrounding those careers. I also have expertise in bereavement, supporting hundreds of clients facing significant loss.
020 3835 4678 View 020 3835 4678
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Working Through
Counsellor, MA, COSRT General
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
I work with people who might be struggling with sexual or relationship difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed ejaculation, anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy issues, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain conditions, vaginismus, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), sexual orientation questions or insecurities, pornography issues, orgasmic or anorgasmic problems, sexual phobias or aversions, fears around lack of sexual experience, loss of desire, affairs, marital break ups, open relationships, kinks, bdsm, polyamory, addictions, codependency, trauma.
I work with people who might be struggling with sexual or relationship difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed ejaculation, anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy issues, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain conditions, vaginismus, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), sexual orientation questions or insecurities, pornography issues, orgasmic or anorgasmic problems, sexual phobias or aversions, fears around lack of sexual experience, loss of desire, affairs, marital break ups, open relationships, kinks, bdsm, polyamory, addictions, codependency, trauma.
020 8103 5619 View 020 8103 5619
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Dr Hannah Alghali
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Chinatown, London W1D
Not accepting new clients
Taking the initial steps to seeking therapy can be daunting. Therefore, building a trusting therapeutic relationship, in a safe and empathetic environment, is key to my approach. I am committed to providing bespoke psychological therapy that is tailored to the individual, and focuses on clients’ strengths and skills in order to help them overcome challenges they face and work towards holistic wellbeing. I am experienced in working with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and sexualities, and I tailor the support I offer accordingly.
Taking the initial steps to seeking therapy can be daunting. Therefore, building a trusting therapeutic relationship, in a safe and empathetic environment, is key to my approach. I am committed to providing bespoke psychological therapy that is tailored to the individual, and focuses on clients’ strengths and skills in order to help them overcome challenges they face and work towards holistic wellbeing. I am experienced in working with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and sexualities, and I tailor the support I offer accordingly.
020 8059 2610 View 020 8059 2610
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Healing Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, London W1D  (Online Only)
Why are you here? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or sad. You may need help to cope with a crisis or relationship issue. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety or a lack of confidence and self-belief. You may be coming to terms with the devastating effects of being a survivor of sexual, physical or psychological abuse. Sometimes we need to talk to a Professional. I am a Psychotherapist and Sex & Relationship Therapist and a registered member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (RegCOSRT).
Why are you here? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or sad. You may need help to cope with a crisis or relationship issue. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety or a lack of confidence and self-belief. You may be coming to terms with the devastating effects of being a survivor of sexual, physical or psychological abuse. Sometimes we need to talk to a Professional. I am a Psychotherapist and Sex & Relationship Therapist and a registered member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (RegCOSRT).
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Number of Counsellors in Chinatown, London

30+

Average cost per session

£85

Counsellors in Chinatown, London who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
79% Self Esteem
74% Stress
74% Life Transitions
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aviva
64% Vitality
55% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Chinatown, London see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
34% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chinatown, 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.