Counselling in Crouch End, London

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Stephan Solon
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Crouch End, London N8
Not accepting new clients
In the face of mental distress our response may be to seek safety in ways that are familiar to us. Those familiar ways might work for a while, but sometimes they no longer serve us well and lead to deeper distress. I am a warm, empathic BACP Accredited counsellor, skilled and experienced in helping my clients work through difficult, sometimes painful, feelings. The qualities of caring and respect underpin the way I work. Whatever you are facing, I work with the person present with me to create a healing relationship that can help you live the best life you can.
In the face of mental distress our response may be to seek safety in ways that are familiar to us. Those familiar ways might work for a while, but sometimes they no longer serve us well and lead to deeper distress. I am a warm, empathic BACP Accredited counsellor, skilled and experienced in helping my clients work through difficult, sometimes painful, feelings. The qualities of caring and respect underpin the way I work. Whatever you are facing, I work with the person present with me to create a healing relationship that can help you live the best life you can.
07429 790242 View 07429 790242
Photo of Philip Adam Wood, Psychologist in Crouch End, London, England
Philip Adam Wood
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Crouch End, London N10
There are times in everyone's life when things can feel overwhelming. At others, we can find ourselves repeating unhelpful or destructive patterns in our behaviour or relationships. At these difficult, and sometimes very distressing times, therapy can, quite literally, be a life-saver. For others, therapy can be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I work in both the NHS and as a consultant in Private Practice. I am also a senior tutor at the Minster Centre a pre-eminent training organisation for Psychotherapists.
There are times in everyone's life when things can feel overwhelming. At others, we can find ourselves repeating unhelpful or destructive patterns in our behaviour or relationships. At these difficult, and sometimes very distressing times, therapy can, quite literally, be a life-saver. For others, therapy can be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I work in both the NHS and as a consultant in Private Practice. I am also a senior tutor at the Minster Centre a pre-eminent training organisation for Psychotherapists.
07480 639080 View 07480 639080
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Tyler Clarke
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Crouch End, London N8  (Online Only)
I am a Counselling Psychologist in Doctoral training with previous experience in CBT and humanistic counselling. I currently work from a psychodynamic and integrative standpoint. I believe that transformation can occur through a trusting therapeutic alliance which encourages a collaborative space to work with an individual’s unique aims and concerns for a more enriched life. I have experience across many forms of mental health issues, and currently work in addiction and trauma, alongside working with individuals who are experiencing high levels of anxiety.
I am a Counselling Psychologist in Doctoral training with previous experience in CBT and humanistic counselling. I currently work from a psychodynamic and integrative standpoint. I believe that transformation can occur through a trusting therapeutic alliance which encourages a collaborative space to work with an individual’s unique aims and concerns for a more enriched life. I have experience across many forms of mental health issues, and currently work in addiction and trauma, alongside working with individuals who are experiencing high levels of anxiety.
020 4538 9825 View 020 4538 9825
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Rebecca Jones
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Crouch End, London N8
If you are suffering with the loss of a loved one and are finding that there is no where to turn to and no one understands the pain which you are going through I can offer the space and time to listen. When we experience loss things can become overwhelming and having someone who will hold the emotions that feel too much for others can be crucial for moving through the process of grief. If you are struggling with parenting and looking for help to find clarity and understanding, I can help you reflect and identify patterns of behaviour within family dynamics that are causing disfunction and look at how to move forward with compassion.
If you are suffering with the loss of a loved one and are finding that there is no where to turn to and no one understands the pain which you are going through I can offer the space and time to listen. When we experience loss things can become overwhelming and having someone who will hold the emotions that feel too much for others can be crucial for moving through the process of grief. If you are struggling with parenting and looking for help to find clarity and understanding, I can help you reflect and identify patterns of behaviour within family dynamics that are causing disfunction and look at how to move forward with compassion.
020 4538 8446 View 020 4538 8446
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Jonathan Banes
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Crouch End, London N8  (Online Only)
I work with young people and adults who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety; sometimes feeling overwhelmed, low in mood or lacking in confidence. You may have had upsetting experiences that you are trying to process, or finding it difficult to get on with people close to you? Some of my clients are feeling overwhelmed at work, and looking for support. When we meet, I will listen carefully to try to understand why you may be struggling and what changes you would like to make. After the assessment we will make a clear plan of what you would like to achieve and what a successful outcome from therapy looks like.
I work with young people and adults who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety; sometimes feeling overwhelmed, low in mood or lacking in confidence. You may have had upsetting experiences that you are trying to process, or finding it difficult to get on with people close to you? Some of my clients are feeling overwhelmed at work, and looking for support. When we meet, I will listen carefully to try to understand why you may be struggling and what changes you would like to make. After the assessment we will make a clear plan of what you would like to achieve and what a successful outcome from therapy looks like.
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Dr Olivia Williams
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Crouch End, London N8  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist, with over 10 years experience working in mental health services in the NHS. I have considerable experience supporting people impacted by trauma and experiencing PTSD. I have also specialised in supporting people in their perinatal journeys. I have worked across a range of perinatal contexts including in a parent-infant relationship service as well as an Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in a birth trauma service offering support to those affected by birth trauma and baby loss.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, with over 10 years experience working in mental health services in the NHS. I have considerable experience supporting people impacted by trauma and experiencing PTSD. I have also specialised in supporting people in their perinatal journeys. I have worked across a range of perinatal contexts including in a parent-infant relationship service as well as an Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in a birth trauma service offering support to those affected by birth trauma and baby loss.
020 3817 6088 View 020 3817 6088
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Yafit Nahari
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Crouch End, London N10
I am a relationship-focused therapist working with couples, individuals, and parents. By understanding our attachment style and gaining insight into how we offer and receive connection, we can grow and form meaningful relationships with our beloveds. At the heart of my couples therapy work is IMAGO Relationship therapy. Imago Relationship Therapy helps couples to identify their core needs and triggers and to communicate them to their partner in a non-confrontational and constructive way. I also integrate Terry Real's Relational Life Therapy (RLT).
I am a relationship-focused therapist working with couples, individuals, and parents. By understanding our attachment style and gaining insight into how we offer and receive connection, we can grow and form meaningful relationships with our beloveds. At the heart of my couples therapy work is IMAGO Relationship therapy. Imago Relationship Therapy helps couples to identify their core needs and triggers and to communicate them to their partner in a non-confrontational and constructive way. I also integrate Terry Real's Relational Life Therapy (RLT).
020 3675 0170 View 020 3675 0170
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Dr Laura Thompson
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Crouch End, London N8  (Online Only)
Compassionate, experienced and relatable, I'm a Chartered Coaching Psychologist with over 15 years experience of working in psychology. Coaching involves a collaborative partnership; together, we’ll navigate ‘stuckness’ and build the personalised tools you need to create purposeful change in your life or work using evidence-based approaches (made transparent and demystified). Trying to respond to stress, anxiety or overwhelm more effectively, create work-life balance or avoid burnout? Want to place healthy boundaries, develop new habits or improve performance? Searching for more meaning in life or work - and new coping strategies?
Compassionate, experienced and relatable, I'm a Chartered Coaching Psychologist with over 15 years experience of working in psychology. Coaching involves a collaborative partnership; together, we’ll navigate ‘stuckness’ and build the personalised tools you need to create purposeful change in your life or work using evidence-based approaches (made transparent and demystified). Trying to respond to stress, anxiety or overwhelm more effectively, create work-life balance or avoid burnout? Want to place healthy boundaries, develop new habits or improve performance? Searching for more meaning in life or work - and new coping strategies?
020 3962 1779 View 020 3962 1779
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Carrie Beth Emery
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Crouch End, London N8
I am passionate about empowering clients to develop or strengthen their own sense of agency in the world, so that they feel in control. In order to do this, I work collaboratively with clients rather than acting as an expert. I walk alongside my clients in their therapeutic journey, rather than taking the lead and instructing which can at times feel disempowering. Whilst I use my knowledge and expertise to help clients consider new ways of viewing the world and offer guidance on ways they may consider changing their behaviours to better suit their needs, I do not act as an "expert" as I believe each person knows themselves best.
I am passionate about empowering clients to develop or strengthen their own sense of agency in the world, so that they feel in control. In order to do this, I work collaboratively with clients rather than acting as an expert. I walk alongside my clients in their therapeutic journey, rather than taking the lead and instructing which can at times feel disempowering. Whilst I use my knowledge and expertise to help clients consider new ways of viewing the world and offer guidance on ways they may consider changing their behaviours to better suit their needs, I do not act as an "expert" as I believe each person knows themselves best.
020 4538 2574 View 020 4538 2574
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Pat Reynolds
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Crouch End, London N8  (Online Only)
You may be struggling to come to terms with issues such as abuse, neglect, loss of relationship; or your past could be keeping you stuck unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Maybe you desire to understand how you conduct yourself in relationships and why. Whatever the disturbance or trauma, I provide a safe and nurturing space in which to develop the radical self-acceptance that brings the possibility of resolution and healing so you are no longer burdened by past unhelpful mental, emotional and physical behaviours.
You may be struggling to come to terms with issues such as abuse, neglect, loss of relationship; or your past could be keeping you stuck unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Maybe you desire to understand how you conduct yourself in relationships and why. Whatever the disturbance or trauma, I provide a safe and nurturing space in which to develop the radical self-acceptance that brings the possibility of resolution and healing so you are no longer burdened by past unhelpful mental, emotional and physical behaviours.
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Ray Khan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Crouch End, London N8
I provide a confidential, safe space online, or in north London. Primarily using EMDR therapy (an evidence-based therapy initially developed for PTSD but now used for many other difficulties) in 75-minute sessions, I'll work with you to help work through past adverse or traumatic experiences, in order to improve how you feel in the present. This approach also helps with changing negative patterns of behaviour, improving your self-esteem, enhance self-acceptance and having more fruitful relationships with other people.
I provide a confidential, safe space online, or in north London. Primarily using EMDR therapy (an evidence-based therapy initially developed for PTSD but now used for many other difficulties) in 75-minute sessions, I'll work with you to help work through past adverse or traumatic experiences, in order to improve how you feel in the present. This approach also helps with changing negative patterns of behaviour, improving your self-esteem, enhance self-acceptance and having more fruitful relationships with other people.
07723 440942 View 07723 440942
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Joel Robinson Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Crouch End, London N10
I offer counselling to people who are in some sort of transition in their lives. Often people come to me when they're feeling stuck, isolated or low. I often work with people in their twenties, thirties and forties who are facing some sort of mid-life transition. You might be weighing up what is important to you, and how to take the next steps in your life. I work with people who are often from marginalised groups, for example, LGBTQ+ people and/or people from Black and ethnic minorities. You might want to find out a way to live your life that feels authentic and unblock energy to achieve your goals.
I offer counselling to people who are in some sort of transition in their lives. Often people come to me when they're feeling stuck, isolated or low. I often work with people in their twenties, thirties and forties who are facing some sort of mid-life transition. You might be weighing up what is important to you, and how to take the next steps in your life. I work with people who are often from marginalised groups, for example, LGBTQ+ people and/or people from Black and ethnic minorities. You might want to find out a way to live your life that feels authentic and unblock energy to achieve your goals.
020 4538 1685 View 020 4538 1685
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Stephanie Jory
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Crouch End, London N8
I think we sometimes come to therapy not knowing exactly what it is that's causing us pain. Maybe we feel fear, anger, confusion or just a sense of detachment from who we feel we used to be or could be; sometimes it is only symptoms (such as addictions, eating disorders, OCD) which we can identify. Past, unaddressed, trauma may be arsing or you might be experiencing family or work issues or, maybe, you’re in grief (from a death/relationship breakdown). Whatever your reason for wanting therapy I know that, ultimately, we want to feel better than we do right now.
I think we sometimes come to therapy not knowing exactly what it is that's causing us pain. Maybe we feel fear, anger, confusion or just a sense of detachment from who we feel we used to be or could be; sometimes it is only symptoms (such as addictions, eating disorders, OCD) which we can identify. Past, unaddressed, trauma may be arsing or you might be experiencing family or work issues or, maybe, you’re in grief (from a death/relationship breakdown). Whatever your reason for wanting therapy I know that, ultimately, we want to feel better than we do right now.
020 3984 9635 View 020 3984 9635
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Sarah Carr
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Crouch End, London N8
You may be facing an immediate crisis, or dealing with long-standing challenges. You may be facing bereavement, struggling to overcome anxiety or tackling addiction. I believe that the therapeutic relationship provides a safe place in which you can look deeply at these issues and unpick the impact that they have across your life. In an environment of kindness and compassion, I will support you in reflecting on your life and exploring the situation in which you find yourself today.
You may be facing an immediate crisis, or dealing with long-standing challenges. You may be facing bereavement, struggling to overcome anxiety or tackling addiction. I believe that the therapeutic relationship provides a safe place in which you can look deeply at these issues and unpick the impact that they have across your life. In an environment of kindness and compassion, I will support you in reflecting on your life and exploring the situation in which you find yourself today.
020 4524 2953 View 020 4524 2953
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MD of Harley St Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Crouch End, London SE3
I work with anxiety, depression, stress, panic and anything which is making you feel unhappy, to identify the root of the problem and resolve it to help you to become a more contented version of you. If you are nervous, feel free to give me a call and I can put you at ease. If you are a couple, we can set up an initial session and discuss your relationship issues and goals. We can work online, face to face, or we can walk and talk. I have been specialising in relationships and couples for over half of my career, and I offer couples sessions in London & online. NEW! Saturday am sessions in Greenwich open now.
I work with anxiety, depression, stress, panic and anything which is making you feel unhappy, to identify the root of the problem and resolve it to help you to become a more contented version of you. If you are nervous, feel free to give me a call and I can put you at ease. If you are a couple, we can set up an initial session and discuss your relationship issues and goals. We can work online, face to face, or we can walk and talk. I have been specialising in relationships and couples for over half of my career, and I offer couples sessions in London & online. NEW! Saturday am sessions in Greenwich open now.
020 3962 0862 View 020 3962 0862
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Jacquie Keelan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Crouch End, London N8
Do you need somebody to help you understand and manage the challenges in your life in confidence? My approach is existential, which does not judge emotional suffering but looks instead at how you uniquely experience the world. I will help you explore your lived experience in terms of your relationships; your emotional well-being; and your values, choices and sense of purpose. You may come at a time of distress with a particular difficulty, or you may have reached a stage when you want to deepen your understanding of yourself. I offer a safe and supportive space where you can begin to make sense of whatever is troubling you.
Do you need somebody to help you understand and manage the challenges in your life in confidence? My approach is existential, which does not judge emotional suffering but looks instead at how you uniquely experience the world. I will help you explore your lived experience in terms of your relationships; your emotional well-being; and your values, choices and sense of purpose. You may come at a time of distress with a particular difficulty, or you may have reached a stage when you want to deepen your understanding of yourself. I offer a safe and supportive space where you can begin to make sense of whatever is troubling you.
020 3994 2381 View 020 3994 2381
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Natalie Yeong
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Crouch End, London N8
People face many issues which can start to affect everyday life. These may be relationship issues at work or in your personal life bringing feelings of sadness, anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression. Perhaps you are struggling to find a sense of self, identity or meaning and happiness in life. This can feel overwhelming and become hard to get on top of. Psychotherapy offers the space to gain a better understanding of what may be causing these problems, empowering you to start disentangling old patterns and ways of thinking. Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing.
People face many issues which can start to affect everyday life. These may be relationship issues at work or in your personal life bringing feelings of sadness, anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression. Perhaps you are struggling to find a sense of self, identity or meaning and happiness in life. This can feel overwhelming and become hard to get on top of. Psychotherapy offers the space to gain a better understanding of what may be causing these problems, empowering you to start disentangling old patterns and ways of thinking. Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing.
020 4538 3489 View 020 4538 3489
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Jane Aldred
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Crouch End, London N8  (Online Only)
I’m here to help and support you in a time of need, be it anxiety, depression trauma (EMDR) or simply a difficult or transitional time in your life. I use a gentle but direct approach to counselling and include somatic Psychotherapeutic body work to build self trust, confidence and resilience releasing internal conflict often with Immediate calming results. I work both long and short term with over 20 years experience as a therapist and mental health. Most people at some point find them self in need of counselling working together will support you through the changes you need to make.
I’m here to help and support you in a time of need, be it anxiety, depression trauma (EMDR) or simply a difficult or transitional time in your life. I use a gentle but direct approach to counselling and include somatic Psychotherapeutic body work to build self trust, confidence and resilience releasing internal conflict often with Immediate calming results. I work both long and short term with over 20 years experience as a therapist and mental health. Most people at some point find them self in need of counselling working together will support you through the changes you need to make.
01992 929637 View 01992 929637
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Dr Kaan Altan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Crouch End, London N8  (Online Only)
A very warm welcome! My name is Kaan and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and accredited CBT therapist and EMDR therapist, specialising in working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties, from anxiety and low mood, stress and burnout, difficulties regulating and managing emotions to trauma related difficulties. With 15 years of experience in the mental health, I have had the privilege of working with clients dealing with a wide range of issues and I’m passionate about helping individuals navigate their challenges and find healing and growth in their lives.
A very warm welcome! My name is Kaan and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and accredited CBT therapist and EMDR therapist, specialising in working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties, from anxiety and low mood, stress and burnout, difficulties regulating and managing emotions to trauma related difficulties. With 15 years of experience in the mental health, I have had the privilege of working with clients dealing with a wide range of issues and I’m passionate about helping individuals navigate their challenges and find healing and growth in their lives.
020 4538 0791 View 020 4538 0791
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More Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Crouch End, London N8
It's challenging to have a human experience because of the social conditioning. Also, it's fascinating to be a human because the more you know about yourself, the better choices you can make & the more you can appreciate life. As per conditioning, we think that ther're “good” and “bad” feeling but once we educate ourselves on the emotional level, we realise that somatic sensations, emotions & feelings are important messengers acting as an internal compass. If you decide to work with me, I promise to show or remind you how to use the internal impulses to your benefit & for a much wholesome life.
It's challenging to have a human experience because of the social conditioning. Also, it's fascinating to be a human because the more you know about yourself, the better choices you can make & the more you can appreciate life. As per conditioning, we think that ther're “good” and “bad” feeling but once we educate ourselves on the emotional level, we realise that somatic sensations, emotions & feelings are important messengers acting as an internal compass. If you decide to work with me, I promise to show or remind you how to use the internal impulses to your benefit & for a much wholesome life.
020 3835 2992 View 020 3835 2992

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Crouch End, London

100+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Crouch End, London who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
90% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
80% Stress
71% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
59% Vitality

How Counsellors in Crouch End, London see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Crouch End, 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.