Counselling in Chiswick, London

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Karla Conway
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
Hello, I’m Karla and I provide a confidential and supportive space for you to explore and address your concerns. I offer face to face and online therapy sessions. I support people with issues such as relationship problems, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement and loss, sexual orientation, eating disorders, illness and anger management. I also have a special interest in existential concerns relating to how we derive meaning and purpose in our lives. I have flexible availability and I can usually schedule appointments at short notice. I offer short and long term therapy, typically seeing clients for weekly sessions.
Hello, I’m Karla and I provide a confidential and supportive space for you to explore and address your concerns. I offer face to face and online therapy sessions. I support people with issues such as relationship problems, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement and loss, sexual orientation, eating disorders, illness and anger management. I also have a special interest in existential concerns relating to how we derive meaning and purpose in our lives. I have flexible availability and I can usually schedule appointments at short notice. I offer short and long term therapy, typically seeing clients for weekly sessions.
020 3984 8432 View 020 3984 8432
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Elizabeth McLearn Richards
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Chiswick, London SW13  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello. Clients come to me in a state of distress or confusion about their relationships or the direction their life has taken. You may have experienced the loss of a loved one or of identity, you may have been betrayed, or feel regret. You may be a concerned parent, or a worried child. You want to feel safe, to feel understood, and to believe there will be help, that things will be different. Ideally, you come in knowing that there is something within yourself that you would like to change. First you need to tell a story, to vent anger, anxiety, grief or fear. Then you want to be heard, and you will be.
Hello. Clients come to me in a state of distress or confusion about their relationships or the direction their life has taken. You may have experienced the loss of a loved one or of identity, you may have been betrayed, or feel regret. You may be a concerned parent, or a worried child. You want to feel safe, to feel understood, and to believe there will be help, that things will be different. Ideally, you come in knowing that there is something within yourself that you would like to change. First you need to tell a story, to vent anger, anxiety, grief or fear. Then you want to be heard, and you will be.
01748 902579 View 01748 902579
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Brian Appleby
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
I provide individual and couple counselling on intimate, family and work relationships. Anxiety, low mood and addiction almost always have a relational dimension. For more information, please visit my website. I trained with Relate and have an MA with Distinction in Relationship Therapy. Before training as a therapist I worked in change management in international corporations. I know the stresses of the workplace. My approach is tailored individually to each person I work with. I have no rules about the number of sessions we spend together. Sometimes only a few can be transformational.
I provide individual and couple counselling on intimate, family and work relationships. Anxiety, low mood and addiction almost always have a relational dimension. For more information, please visit my website. I trained with Relate and have an MA with Distinction in Relationship Therapy. Before training as a therapist I worked in change management in international corporations. I know the stresses of the workplace. My approach is tailored individually to each person I work with. I have no rules about the number of sessions we spend together. Sometimes only a few can be transformational.
023 8214 5877 View 023 8214 5877
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Amanda Bradley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chiswick, London W4
At times, life can feel hard to manage. When this happens, it helps to have a space where we can be listened to, just as we are, so we can make sense of what's happening. You may feel anxious, stuck, trapped or hopeless - maybe something's missing but you can't work out what. Or something has left you reeling, but when you try and talk to friends and family, they say it's normal so you should "just be able to cope with it". Perhaps you feel isolated and alone, unable to engage with loved ones, overwhelmed by routine and responsibility or feeling like you have to look fine and be strong for everyone around you.
At times, life can feel hard to manage. When this happens, it helps to have a space where we can be listened to, just as we are, so we can make sense of what's happening. You may feel anxious, stuck, trapped or hopeless - maybe something's missing but you can't work out what. Or something has left you reeling, but when you try and talk to friends and family, they say it's normal so you should "just be able to cope with it". Perhaps you feel isolated and alone, unable to engage with loved ones, overwhelmed by routine and responsibility or feeling like you have to look fine and be strong for everyone around you.
01748 901767 View 01748 901767
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Sanaz Mehdipour
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
I am an existential psychotherapist working with individuals and couples who are looking to take meaningful steps towards living in more fulfilling ways. In seeking therapy, we are committing to invest in ourselves and the important relationships around us. This is a daunting task that requires courage, honesty and compassion from both the client and the therapist. Our most compelling emotional learnings occur through relationships, not on our own, therefore the therapist and the quality of the therapeutic relationship are fundamental to deeper emotional understanding and insight.
I am an existential psychotherapist working with individuals and couples who are looking to take meaningful steps towards living in more fulfilling ways. In seeking therapy, we are committing to invest in ourselves and the important relationships around us. This is a daunting task that requires courage, honesty and compassion from both the client and the therapist. Our most compelling emotional learnings occur through relationships, not on our own, therefore the therapist and the quality of the therapeutic relationship are fundamental to deeper emotional understanding and insight.
020 3962 1776 View 020 3962 1776
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Bianca Hansen-Hamburger West London Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I work with various ages of individuals, from young children to adults. People come to see me with a variety of problems, for example, anxiety, self-harm, loneliness, intrusive thoughts, or overwhelming sadness. People usually seek help when they feel completely stuck and have nowhere else to turn. From there, we work together to figure out how to create the changes they would like. My client's goals are primarily around wanting to change their lives for the better, to have healthier coping skills, to engage more easily with others, to feel less lonely or just a space to be heard.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I work with various ages of individuals, from young children to adults. People come to see me with a variety of problems, for example, anxiety, self-harm, loneliness, intrusive thoughts, or overwhelming sadness. People usually seek help when they feel completely stuck and have nowhere else to turn. From there, we work together to figure out how to create the changes they would like. My client's goals are primarily around wanting to change their lives for the better, to have healthier coping skills, to engage more easily with others, to feel less lonely or just a space to be heard.
020 3984 7577 View 020 3984 7577
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Dr Tanya McDonnaugh
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
My name is Dr Tanya McDonnaugh and I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am experienced at assessing, formulating and treating a variety of psychological, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties, big and small. You might be struggling with a specific problem like anxiety or low mood, or maybe you have the sense that you are just not functioning at your best. Perhaps you have noticed difficulties in relationships, with your self-esteem, or in your ability to engage with daily tasks.
My name is Dr Tanya McDonnaugh and I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am experienced at assessing, formulating and treating a variety of psychological, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties, big and small. You might be struggling with a specific problem like anxiety or low mood, or maybe you have the sense that you are just not functioning at your best. Perhaps you have noticed difficulties in relationships, with your self-esteem, or in your ability to engage with daily tasks.
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Irene Jermoli
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chiswick, London W4
If you are suffering because of a bereavement or a loss in your life (a breakup, chronic illness, infertility, miscarriage, financial instability), feeling sad about your present state or anxious about the future, I can help you go through your emotional and psychological difficulties, exploring together patterns and how these can be changed, so you can live your present with joy and love for yourself and the people you care about most. My extensive experience and warm approach has helped many people to live a fulfilled life, finding purpose and grow around their losses.
If you are suffering because of a bereavement or a loss in your life (a breakup, chronic illness, infertility, miscarriage, financial instability), feeling sad about your present state or anxious about the future, I can help you go through your emotional and psychological difficulties, exploring together patterns and how these can be changed, so you can live your present with joy and love for yourself and the people you care about most. My extensive experience and warm approach has helped many people to live a fulfilled life, finding purpose and grow around their losses.
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David I Chalmers
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
I understand there are many reasons you might be looking for help from psychotherapy or counselling. You may be struggling with a relationship, with your partner, family, or friends, or be unhappy with how you feel about yourself, struggling with low self-esteem, your identity, or your behaviour. Perhaps you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one and are grieving, or you’ve experienced a crisis or some traumatic event at some point in your life that you’re struggling to live with now. Maybe you’re feeling unhappy with where you are in life and need help to find direction and figure out where you want to be.
I understand there are many reasons you might be looking for help from psychotherapy or counselling. You may be struggling with a relationship, with your partner, family, or friends, or be unhappy with how you feel about yourself, struggling with low self-esteem, your identity, or your behaviour. Perhaps you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one and are grieving, or you’ve experienced a crisis or some traumatic event at some point in your life that you’re struggling to live with now. Maybe you’re feeling unhappy with where you are in life and need help to find direction and figure out where you want to be.
020 3835 2621 View 020 3835 2621
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Florence Marston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties or if you have a history of trauma, therapy can be a safe way to explore your suffering in a warm, non-judgmental and confidential environment. My aim is to help you understand, accept and trust yourself and, ultimately, recognise that you have the resources to manage life's difficulties and uncertainties. Some of our current struggles come from the emotional injuries we sustained earlier in life and these need careful, gentle attention so that healing can happen. So, together we will tend to focus both on your current issues and on examining the past.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties or if you have a history of trauma, therapy can be a safe way to explore your suffering in a warm, non-judgmental and confidential environment. My aim is to help you understand, accept and trust yourself and, ultimately, recognise that you have the resources to manage life's difficulties and uncertainties. Some of our current struggles come from the emotional injuries we sustained earlier in life and these need careful, gentle attention so that healing can happen. So, together we will tend to focus both on your current issues and on examining the past.
020 3701 7924 View 020 3701 7924
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Elite Psychology Associates
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Life can be difficult at times and we tend to experience our greatest challenges when what we are doing is very different from what we would like to be doing. Sometimes our relationships might not be fulfilling or work can seem pointless or unsatisfactory. This can manifest in distressing thoughts, painful feelings and unhelpful behaviours. Our work together will help you to live a more rich and meaningful life.
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Life can be difficult at times and we tend to experience our greatest challenges when what we are doing is very different from what we would like to be doing. Sometimes our relationships might not be fulfilling or work can seem pointless or unsatisfactory. This can manifest in distressing thoughts, painful feelings and unhelpful behaviours. Our work together will help you to live a more rich and meaningful life.
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Zita Lloyd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
Hello, my name is Zita and I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I provide a welcoming and comfortable environment, a space to talk and be understood. I work with my clients to enable them to understand and address their emotional issues that cause difficulties and distress. My practice is based in a belief that by working together I can help my clients by guiding them to a greater understanding of themselves and their patterns and then towards a healthier, happier and more resilient path.
Hello, my name is Zita and I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I provide a welcoming and comfortable environment, a space to talk and be understood. I work with my clients to enable them to understand and address their emotional issues that cause difficulties and distress. My practice is based in a belief that by working together I can help my clients by guiding them to a greater understanding of themselves and their patterns and then towards a healthier, happier and more resilient path.
020 4538 7447 View 020 4538 7447
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Marybeth Mendenhall
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
Welcome! My clients say that I am warm and supportive counsellor who is also very practical. I work with individuals, couples and families who are having difficulties with life, or relationship issues or facing new challenges when it seems old solutions are no longer effective. I am always optimistic that it is never too late to make changes and live life more fully. My commitment to you is to listen deeply with respect and understanding and to enable you to reach your goals and to live a rewarding life, full of meaning, connection and happiness.
Welcome! My clients say that I am warm and supportive counsellor who is also very practical. I work with individuals, couples and families who are having difficulties with life, or relationship issues or facing new challenges when it seems old solutions are no longer effective. I am always optimistic that it is never too late to make changes and live life more fully. My commitment to you is to listen deeply with respect and understanding and to enable you to reach your goals and to live a rewarding life, full of meaning, connection and happiness.
01748 901261 View 01748 901261
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Liz Mattson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chiswick, London W4
As a Humanist, I believe in your Actualising Tendency - your inborn capacity to heal and grow. How do you experience this innate resourcefulness in yourself? Has it become confused by social expectations, stifled by inner critics, or simply bypassed by survival-mode thinking? However remote it might seem to you now, your Actualising Tendency is always there, ready to resume its central guiding role in your life. If this rings true and you're looking for therapy that is guided by your own authentic curiosity, awareness, insight and creativity, we might be a good match.
As a Humanist, I believe in your Actualising Tendency - your inborn capacity to heal and grow. How do you experience this innate resourcefulness in yourself? Has it become confused by social expectations, stifled by inner critics, or simply bypassed by survival-mode thinking? However remote it might seem to you now, your Actualising Tendency is always there, ready to resume its central guiding role in your life. If this rings true and you're looking for therapy that is guided by your own authentic curiosity, awareness, insight and creativity, we might be a good match.
020 4538 8765 View 020 4538 8765
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Victoria Garland
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
My commitment is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic environment. In my practice, I employ trauma therapy approaches to enhance the healing process. For the best possible outcome, I integrate different approaches. Amongst others, I have been specifically trained in The Existential Approach, CBT, EMDR, ImTT and CRM.
My commitment is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic environment. In my practice, I employ trauma therapy approaches to enhance the healing process. For the best possible outcome, I integrate different approaches. Amongst others, I have been specifically trained in The Existential Approach, CBT, EMDR, ImTT and CRM.
020 3835 3092 View 020 3835 3092
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Christine Fontaine
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Chiswick, London W12
Welcome. As many clients are worried about the risk of catching coronavirus I am specially trained to offer therapy via zoom as well as working face to face with individuals, couples, and groups. I work in an empathic, confidential and non-judgmental way that focuses on building a therapeutic relationship with you to facilitate trust and confidence required to manage both past and present issues. I draw on a range of psychotherapeutic styles catered to suit each individual client which includes relational psychotherapy and EMDR. Just drop me a text, email or call and we can arrange something.
Welcome. As many clients are worried about the risk of catching coronavirus I am specially trained to offer therapy via zoom as well as working face to face with individuals, couples, and groups. I work in an empathic, confidential and non-judgmental way that focuses on building a therapeutic relationship with you to facilitate trust and confidence required to manage both past and present issues. I draw on a range of psychotherapeutic styles catered to suit each individual client which includes relational psychotherapy and EMDR. Just drop me a text, email or call and we can arrange something.
07400 290626 View 07400 290626
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duskin2Dawn Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
Are you beginning adult life and struggling with anxiety, low mood or negative thoughts which affect you daily? Are you overwhelmed by a recent trauma or bereavement and struggling to make sense of it? Do you feel sad, confused, insecure and angry about life? Do you self harm, have body image issues or bouts of disorderly eating? I love the privilege of working with young people. I can help process and resolve your difficult emotional experiences. I specialise in working with young adults at the onset of their careers and those in educational settings from diverse backgrounds. I also work with older adolescents in college.
Are you beginning adult life and struggling with anxiety, low mood or negative thoughts which affect you daily? Are you overwhelmed by a recent trauma or bereavement and struggling to make sense of it? Do you feel sad, confused, insecure and angry about life? Do you self harm, have body image issues or bouts of disorderly eating? I love the privilege of working with young people. I can help process and resolve your difficult emotional experiences. I specialise in working with young adults at the onset of their careers and those in educational settings from diverse backgrounds. I also work with older adolescents in college.
020 4538 7543 View 020 4538 7543
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Lisa Gorman Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Chiswick, London SW13
Sometimes it can seem impossible to imagine change and feeling better. Counselling, art & talking psychotherapy can help. Many years of experience as a State Registered Art Psychotherapist, I offer a space to explore experiences and feelings that may not feel safe, safely. To nurture and develop a trusting therapeutic relationship within an empathetic environment, working at your pace. Without intrusion or judgement. By gaining clarity and insight into what has meaning for you, challenging problems more effectively, cultivating a more stable and fulfilling future.
Sometimes it can seem impossible to imagine change and feeling better. Counselling, art & talking psychotherapy can help. Many years of experience as a State Registered Art Psychotherapist, I offer a space to explore experiences and feelings that may not feel safe, safely. To nurture and develop a trusting therapeutic relationship within an empathetic environment, working at your pace. Without intrusion or judgement. By gaining clarity and insight into what has meaning for you, challenging problems more effectively, cultivating a more stable and fulfilling future.
01748 902538 View 01748 902538
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Sophie Cottrell
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
Life can get really difficult sometimes – we may know why we’re finding things hard, but we may not and that's OK too. Through therapy we can explore what’s happening for you and find the way through together. We can look at what’s on your mind and what it’s like being you as well as the role your past might have played. We can go at your pace and you’ll decide what you want from coming to see me. I work sensitively and respectfully with all ethnicities, cultures and sexualities. I offer both long term support to clients wishing to explore their feelings in depth and short-term work if you’re wanting to address a specific problem.
Life can get really difficult sometimes – we may know why we’re finding things hard, but we may not and that's OK too. Through therapy we can explore what’s happening for you and find the way through together. We can look at what’s on your mind and what it’s like being you as well as the role your past might have played. We can go at your pace and you’ll decide what you want from coming to see me. I work sensitively and respectfully with all ethnicities, cultures and sexualities. I offer both long term support to clients wishing to explore their feelings in depth and short-term work if you’re wanting to address a specific problem.
01748 900379 View 01748 900379
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Eva Huckle Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chiswick, London W4
Prior to working as a therapist and coach, I was a partner in a leading family law firm in the City, practising as a family lawyer for over 12 years. I therefore bring to my work first-hand knowledge of the challenges and stresses one can face in the workplace, with particular insight into the struggle to balance all aspects of our lives, both personal and professional, and of building and maintaining healthy relationships. I have considerable experience in working with people who are having relationship or family issues or are going through divorce or separation. I also coach clients through career and life transitions.
Prior to working as a therapist and coach, I was a partner in a leading family law firm in the City, practising as a family lawyer for over 12 years. I therefore bring to my work first-hand knowledge of the challenges and stresses one can face in the workplace, with particular insight into the struggle to balance all aspects of our lives, both personal and professional, and of building and maintaining healthy relationships. I have considerable experience in working with people who are having relationship or family issues or are going through divorce or separation. I also coach clients through career and life transitions.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Chiswick, London

100+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in Chiswick, London who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
88% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
86% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aviva
71% AXA PPP
68% Vitality

How Counsellors in Chiswick, London see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chiswick, 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.