Counselling in Earlsfield, London

Photo of Kristin C McCarthy, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Kristin C McCarthy
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18
As an integrative counsellor, I use a range of approaches and models. I will work with you to help you to explore whatever life issues you may be struggling with. Our sessions gives you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non-judgemental and confidential space. I will give you time to work out how to best cope with what you are facing, to come to terms with the past as well as to explore ways to improve your relationships. I will support you but also at times challenge you so that you can honestly evaluate and clarify what really matters to you.
As an integrative counsellor, I use a range of approaches and models. I will work with you to help you to explore whatever life issues you may be struggling with. Our sessions gives you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non-judgemental and confidential space. I will give you time to work out how to best cope with what you are facing, to come to terms with the past as well as to explore ways to improve your relationships. I will support you but also at times challenge you so that you can honestly evaluate and clarify what really matters to you.
020 3962 2406 View 020 3962 2406
Photo of Grace Alicia Sylvester, Psychotherapist in Earlsfield, London, England
Grace Alicia Sylvester
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW15
My focus is clients who see themselves as Carers, to another person, people or group - whose quality of daily life is in part or whole, is largely dependent on the care provided. My clients have lost the ability to see themselves as separate from their caring, or to put their own needs first. Life has has become blurred-like trying to see in a fogged-up mirror. Often clients want to 'just' unburden, tentatively trying out the novel feeling of hearing their own voice, exhausted, angry, overlooked and ironically, not well cared for themselves, very often managing their own
My focus is clients who see themselves as Carers, to another person, people or group - whose quality of daily life is in part or whole, is largely dependent on the care provided. My clients have lost the ability to see themselves as separate from their caring, or to put their own needs first. Life has has become blurred-like trying to see in a fogged-up mirror. Often clients want to 'just' unburden, tentatively trying out the novel feeling of hearing their own voice, exhausted, angry, overlooked and ironically, not well cared for themselves, very often managing their own
020 3835 3287 View 020 3835 3287
Photo of Dee Marsenic, Psychotherapist in Earlsfield, London, England
Dee Marsenic
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for visiting these pages. Psychotherapy offers a confidential, judgment-free space, in which you and your therapist will be able to think together about the issues that are troubling you. You will be encouraged to explore freely your experiences, thoughts and emotions, in order to arrive at a renewed sense of understanding, self-appreciation and self- compassion. I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist with a background in culture, arts and economics.
Thank you for visiting these pages. Psychotherapy offers a confidential, judgment-free space, in which you and your therapist will be able to think together about the issues that are troubling you. You will be encouraged to explore freely your experiences, thoughts and emotions, in order to arrive at a renewed sense of understanding, self-appreciation and self- compassion. I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist with a background in culture, arts and economics.
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Photo of Marielle Albers, Psychotherapist in Earlsfield, London, England
Marielle Albers
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18
I am an experienced psychotherapist, drawing on a range of psychological and creative theories to try and meet your specific concern and needs. When you engage in psychotherapy or counselling with me, I listen carefully to you, to help you make sense of and gain a deeper insight into your problems. I believe we are all unique and need different things at different times in our lives, and in you setting the pace of our work together. I see psychotherapy as a creative process, facilitating finding new ways of expanding, growing and adapting to present life or circumstances.
I am an experienced psychotherapist, drawing on a range of psychological and creative theories to try and meet your specific concern and needs. When you engage in psychotherapy or counselling with me, I listen carefully to you, to help you make sense of and gain a deeper insight into your problems. I believe we are all unique and need different things at different times in our lives, and in you setting the pace of our work together. I see psychotherapy as a creative process, facilitating finding new ways of expanding, growing and adapting to present life or circumstances.
020 3962 0909 View 020 3962 0909
Photo of Dr Charlotte Rose, Psychologist in Earlsfield, London, England
Dr Charlotte Rose
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW17  (Online Only)
I am an accredited Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist with a deep commitment to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. With over 8 years of experience in specialist NHS services, I bring knowledge and expertise to my practice. My practice covers a broad spectrum of mental health difficulties which are outlined below. Drawing on my background in a specialised neurodevelopmental service (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), I am able to identify neurodivergence and adapt sessions in order to support individual’s needs.
I am an accredited Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist with a deep commitment to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. With over 8 years of experience in specialist NHS services, I bring knowledge and expertise to my practice. My practice covers a broad spectrum of mental health difficulties which are outlined below. Drawing on my background in a specialised neurodevelopmental service (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), I am able to identify neurodivergence and adapt sessions in order to support individual’s needs.
020 3815 9297 View 020 3815 9297
Photo of Donna Mitchell, Psychologist in Earlsfield, London, England
Donna Mitchell
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18  (Online Only)
Clients often come to me when they are feeling overwhelmed and stressed or in a rut. Together we can figure out what's going on for you and how you would like things to be different. I can help you to develop compassion toward yourself, boosting your self-esteem and facilitating a way for you to move forward with more confidence. We are able to do so much more with our lives and relationships when we are on our own team and I can assist with getting you there.
Clients often come to me when they are feeling overwhelmed and stressed or in a rut. Together we can figure out what's going on for you and how you would like things to be different. I can help you to develop compassion toward yourself, boosting your self-esteem and facilitating a way for you to move forward with more confidence. We are able to do so much more with our lives and relationships when we are on our own team and I can assist with getting you there.
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Photo of Hilary Ann Marling, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Hilary Ann Marling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Earlsfield, London SW18
I practice under an integrative approach which means I draw from a variety of models and techniques of counselling and psychotherapy to ensure that anyone who comes to see me has the opportunity to be met and understood as a unique individual. I provide a safe, contained and confidential space, where you can explore your unique issues, providing a non-judgemental and supportive space for you to work at your own pace. The principal goal in therapy is to assist in the learning of trusting in your own process, which gives way to self-empowerment and the ability to make choices from a deeper part of yourself.
I practice under an integrative approach which means I draw from a variety of models and techniques of counselling and psychotherapy to ensure that anyone who comes to see me has the opportunity to be met and understood as a unique individual. I provide a safe, contained and confidential space, where you can explore your unique issues, providing a non-judgemental and supportive space for you to work at your own pace. The principal goal in therapy is to assist in the learning of trusting in your own process, which gives way to self-empowerment and the ability to make choices from a deeper part of yourself.
01748 901828 View 01748 901828
Photo of Dr Barrah Manan Zaafer, Psychotherapist in Earlsfield, London, England
Dr Barrah Manan Zaafer
Psychotherapist, MBBS
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18  (Online Only)
A healing mind is a peaceful mind. That's what Peaceful Mind is all about. My name is Dr. Barrah Manan Zaafer, I am a Senior Member of ACCPH. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Medical degree, I bring a unique blend of medical expertise and therapeutic skills to my practice. With a deep understanding of both the biological and psychological aspects of human health, I offer holistic and personalised approaches to support my clients in their journey towards mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. My background allows me to integrate medical knowledge into therapy sessions to address care for both the client's mind and body.
A healing mind is a peaceful mind. That's what Peaceful Mind is all about. My name is Dr. Barrah Manan Zaafer, I am a Senior Member of ACCPH. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Medical degree, I bring a unique blend of medical expertise and therapeutic skills to my practice. With a deep understanding of both the biological and psychological aspects of human health, I offer holistic and personalised approaches to support my clients in their journey towards mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. My background allows me to integrate medical knowledge into therapy sessions to address care for both the client's mind and body.
020 3856 7960 View 020 3856 7960
Photo of Kate Bragazzi, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Kate Bragazzi
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or just not yourself? Maybe recent events or past traumas are making it hard for you to cope. I can support you while you explore your concerns which, in turn, can help you find new ways of dealing with your problems, make different life choices, and find a way forward. I have experience working with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and eating issues. I have a particular interest in work related stress and its impact on mental wellbeing. My approach is relational, so I work with you and at your pace as you explore what you want from life and relationships.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or just not yourself? Maybe recent events or past traumas are making it hard for you to cope. I can support you while you explore your concerns which, in turn, can help you find new ways of dealing with your problems, make different life choices, and find a way forward. I have experience working with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and eating issues. I have a particular interest in work related stress and its impact on mental wellbeing. My approach is relational, so I work with you and at your pace as you explore what you want from life and relationships.
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Photo of Emma Jackson, Psychotherapist in Earlsfield, London, England
Emma Jackson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Emma and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regent’s University London. Central to my practice is the development of an authentic, non-judgemental, trusting relationship with my clients to ensure you feel safe and secure before embarking on this process of exploration and change. My varied training and experience allows me to approach even the most complex presentations using a variety of theoretical approaches in a sensitive and unique way to best suit my client.
Hello, my name is Emma and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regent’s University London. Central to my practice is the development of an authentic, non-judgemental, trusting relationship with my clients to ensure you feel safe and secure before embarking on this process of exploration and change. My varied training and experience allows me to approach even the most complex presentations using a variety of theoretical approaches in a sensitive and unique way to best suit my client.
020 3856 4396 View 020 3856 4396
Photo of Lara Waycot, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Lara Waycot
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18
If you have never had therapy before, it can be difficult to know what to expect. Even if you have, different practitioners take different approaches; at the end of the day, we’re all human too. Working with me, you will find a warm and safe environment to share and explore your thoughts, feelings or beliefs. There are hundreds of approaches to therapy; from the more well known psychotherapy + CBT to lesser known ACT Therapy or Compassion Focussed Therapy.
If you have never had therapy before, it can be difficult to know what to expect. Even if you have, different practitioners take different approaches; at the end of the day, we’re all human too. Working with me, you will find a warm and safe environment to share and explore your thoughts, feelings or beliefs. There are hundreds of approaches to therapy; from the more well known psychotherapy + CBT to lesser known ACT Therapy or Compassion Focussed Therapy.
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Photo of Jo Bealey, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Jo Bealey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18  (Online Only)
Are you having more bad days than good? Feeling fed-up, depressed, anxious or grieving and having trouble ‘to shake’ those difficult feelings? Perhaps you are feeling stuck or having trouble with your relationships? We can feel we ‘should’ be able to cope which can be make our differcult feelings more tough and feel very isolating for you too. I know how daunting it can be to share your thoughts and feelings with someone. Before becoming a therapist, I felt the same. Together can create a create a sanctuary, a place where you can ‘come as you are’ and share what is you are experiencing. A time and space, just for you
Are you having more bad days than good? Feeling fed-up, depressed, anxious or grieving and having trouble ‘to shake’ those difficult feelings? Perhaps you are feeling stuck or having trouble with your relationships? We can feel we ‘should’ be able to cope which can be make our differcult feelings more tough and feel very isolating for you too. I know how daunting it can be to share your thoughts and feelings with someone. Before becoming a therapist, I felt the same. Together can create a create a sanctuary, a place where you can ‘come as you are’ and share what is you are experiencing. A time and space, just for you
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Photo of Gail Walker, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Gail Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18  (Online Only)
Finding the right person to trust and talk to can feel difficult, but together we can explore your issues, in a safe place where you will be heard fully; and where you will be able to process your thoughts openly without judgement. As a qualified integrative counsellor, I draw upon a person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic approach. This places my client’s best interest first; to facilitate the safe and trusted exploration of current and past conflicts, trauma and/or struggles affecting you today.
Finding the right person to trust and talk to can feel difficult, but together we can explore your issues, in a safe place where you will be heard fully; and where you will be able to process your thoughts openly without judgement. As a qualified integrative counsellor, I draw upon a person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic approach. This places my client’s best interest first; to facilitate the safe and trusted exploration of current and past conflicts, trauma and/or struggles affecting you today.
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Photo of Rosie Summerhayes, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Rosie Summerhayes
Counsellor, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18
I am a Counselling Psychologist, with 25 years experience, who offers you a space that is confidential and supportive, where you can talk about any aspects of your life that are troubling you. I work with difficulties like anxiety, panic attacks, stress, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, low mood, depression, grieving, relationship difficulties, work place issues, low self esteem, family problems or trauma. You might have past or present experiences affecting you, or you might feel confused in knowing what the problem is.
I am a Counselling Psychologist, with 25 years experience, who offers you a space that is confidential and supportive, where you can talk about any aspects of your life that are troubling you. I work with difficulties like anxiety, panic attacks, stress, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, low mood, depression, grieving, relationship difficulties, work place issues, low self esteem, family problems or trauma. You might have past or present experiences affecting you, or you might feel confused in knowing what the problem is.
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Photo of Ruth Joanne Hunter, Psychologist in Earlsfield, London, England
Ruth Joanne Hunter
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18  (Online Only)
I work with clients to help them achieve their goals, working collaboratively with them to overcome, manage or move on from difficulties in their lives. I believe in supporting clients to realise and develop their skills in managing difficulties and living the life they are seeking.
I work with clients to help them achieve their goals, working collaboratively with them to overcome, manage or move on from difficulties in their lives. I believe in supporting clients to realise and develop their skills in managing difficulties and living the life they are seeking.
020 3962 0021 View 020 3962 0021
Photo of Isabelle Kirsch, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Isabelle Kirsch
Counsellor, PsychD
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to solve intimacy issues can often feel intimidating but from our first call I will help you feel as comfortable as I can. . Through positive-oriented therapy, I help you get to the root cause of the problem and guide you to implement practical solutions. I work extensively with clients struggling with sexual issues such as low sexual desire, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and sex/porn addiction as well as couples looking to fix relationship problems which include communication difficulties, mismatched libido, conflict and betrayal.
Taking the first step to solve intimacy issues can often feel intimidating but from our first call I will help you feel as comfortable as I can. . Through positive-oriented therapy, I help you get to the root cause of the problem and guide you to implement practical solutions. I work extensively with clients struggling with sexual issues such as low sexual desire, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and sex/porn addiction as well as couples looking to fix relationship problems which include communication difficulties, mismatched libido, conflict and betrayal.
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Photo of Joanna Hermo, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Joanna Hermo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18
Waitlist for new clients
There are times in every person's life when things feel overwhelming, hopeless or impossible and it can be difficult knowing what to do in these moments or where to turn to for support. You may have gone through several life changes, be questioning your purpose or may simply be wanting to better understand your feelings and behaviour. I aim to create a safe space where you can express yourself without fear of judgement or rejection. I will listen to you, explore the difficulties you are facing and provide a place where you can simply 'be', with no pressure to be anything other than yourself.
There are times in every person's life when things feel overwhelming, hopeless or impossible and it can be difficult knowing what to do in these moments or where to turn to for support. You may have gone through several life changes, be questioning your purpose or may simply be wanting to better understand your feelings and behaviour. I aim to create a safe space where you can express yourself without fear of judgement or rejection. I will listen to you, explore the difficulties you are facing and provide a place where you can simply 'be', with no pressure to be anything other than yourself.
020 3762 2791 View 020 3762 2791
Photo of Ross O'Daly, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Ross O'Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are wondering why choose to work with me or what would this look like? We can begin with exploring what you are going through and look to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of these lived experiences, and possibly identify the origins. Your journey and experiences are unique. You bring your story and together we will navigate the feelings, thoughts, emotions and behaviours, validate the impact and create a clear picture of the change you might hope to achieve. Through this process we can also explore ways you can best implement change for an improved lived experience.
Perhaps you are wondering why choose to work with me or what would this look like? We can begin with exploring what you are going through and look to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of these lived experiences, and possibly identify the origins. Your journey and experiences are unique. You bring your story and together we will navigate the feelings, thoughts, emotions and behaviours, validate the impact and create a clear picture of the change you might hope to achieve. Through this process we can also explore ways you can best implement change for an improved lived experience.
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Photo of Ann Bracken, Psychotherapist in Earlsfield, London, England
Ann Bracken
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW18  (Online Only)
1-2-1 Online Therapy - Providing evidence based and relational Counselling and Psychotherapy in a space and at a time that suits you. As a CBT Therapist, Mindfulness and Yoga Trainer, I focus on your emotional, psychological and relational (including towards yourself) restorative Mind-Body approaches. Online Therapy includes support sheets and between session practice. I believe that therapy should be empowering and offer practical skills for long lasting positive change. You can watch my short video on my website www.annbrackentherapy.com to learn more how our Online Therapy would be. Booking options also via my web home page.
1-2-1 Online Therapy - Providing evidence based and relational Counselling and Psychotherapy in a space and at a time that suits you. As a CBT Therapist, Mindfulness and Yoga Trainer, I focus on your emotional, psychological and relational (including towards yourself) restorative Mind-Body approaches. Online Therapy includes support sheets and between session practice. I believe that therapy should be empowering and offer practical skills for long lasting positive change. You can watch my short video on my website www.annbrackentherapy.com to learn more how our Online Therapy would be. Booking options also via my web home page.
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Photo of Sandra Drum, Counsellor in Earlsfield, London, England
Sandra Drum
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Earlsfield, London SW19
I offer individual psychotherapy and couples counselling. Couples counselling involves an assessment of one hour, then eight sessions every two-three weeks that are one and half hours. This short term model is popular and successful. If this interests you, do contact me. Are you feeling a bit stuck, or are you feeling that your life is not quite on the right track? Are you feeling stress in your life? Are there things from your past that you would like to understand, or maybe things in your present that you want to change? I realise that choosing a counsellor is very personal and you need to consider many things.
I offer individual psychotherapy and couples counselling. Couples counselling involves an assessment of one hour, then eight sessions every two-three weeks that are one and half hours. This short term model is popular and successful. If this interests you, do contact me. Are you feeling a bit stuck, or are you feeling that your life is not quite on the right track? Are you feeling stress in your life? Are there things from your past that you would like to understand, or maybe things in your present that you want to change? I realise that choosing a counsellor is very personal and you need to consider many things.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Earlsfield, London

100+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in Earlsfield, London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
76% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aviva
73% AXA PPP
70% Vitality

How Counsellors in Earlsfield, London see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Earlsfield, 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.