Counselling in Farringdon, London

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Emma Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Farringdon, London E2
Finding a new therapist can be daunting, but you have already taken the first step. Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, leaving you feeling stuck, alone, or unsure of how to move forward. Whether you're grappling with anxiety or low self-esteem, navigating relationship issues, or seeking support through a major life transition, you don't have to face it alone. Together, we'll create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgement. My goal is to empower you to cultivate resilience, foster meaningful connections, and embark on a journey towards greater wellbeing.
Finding a new therapist can be daunting, but you have already taken the first step. Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, leaving you feeling stuck, alone, or unsure of how to move forward. Whether you're grappling with anxiety or low self-esteem, navigating relationship issues, or seeking support through a major life transition, you don't have to face it alone. Together, we'll create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgement. My goal is to empower you to cultivate resilience, foster meaningful connections, and embark on a journey towards greater wellbeing.
020 7123 9476 View 020 7123 9476
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Ellie Bull
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A
We all deserve happiness and psychological health, sometimes we just need a bit of support to achieve it. I’m a qualified therapist & coach and I specialise in self-esteem and confidence issues, anxiety, low mood and stress & burnout.
We all deserve happiness and psychological health, sometimes we just need a bit of support to achieve it. I’m a qualified therapist & coach and I specialise in self-esteem and confidence issues, anxiety, low mood and stress & burnout.
020 4538 5079 View 020 4538 5079
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Alex Blaire
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farringdon, London EC1M
I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental space where we can explore difficulties or challenges you may be facing, at your own pace. Together, we will work toward gaining new perspectives and insights, a greater sense of self, and a deeper meaning to your life to help you move forward. I will walk with you step by step throughout our sessions and can offer tools and exercises that help you progress outside of our sessions. I am a trauma-informed counsellor and draw from several counselling approaches to meet your unique needs on your journey of healing.
I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental space where we can explore difficulties or challenges you may be facing, at your own pace. Together, we will work toward gaining new perspectives and insights, a greater sense of self, and a deeper meaning to your life to help you move forward. I will walk with you step by step throughout our sessions and can offer tools and exercises that help you progress outside of our sessions. I am a trauma-informed counsellor and draw from several counselling approaches to meet your unique needs on your journey of healing.
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Annie Pender
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farringdon, London EC1A
I am an integrative psychotherapist who is warm and relational, bringing curiosity and creativity to working with you. I facilitate clients to discover the resources inside them to move through life's struggles. Difficult, painful, or confusing experiences can feel hard to make sense of alone, so having space to explore them in new ways and perspectives can help process and digest what is happening. Whether you are feeling stuck, anxious or restricted in your current situation, I provide a safe space for you to reconnect to your inner capacity to live the life you chose with understanding and vitality.
I am an integrative psychotherapist who is warm and relational, bringing curiosity and creativity to working with you. I facilitate clients to discover the resources inside them to move through life's struggles. Difficult, painful, or confusing experiences can feel hard to make sense of alone, so having space to explore them in new ways and perspectives can help process and digest what is happening. Whether you are feeling stuck, anxious or restricted in your current situation, I provide a safe space for you to reconnect to your inner capacity to live the life you chose with understanding and vitality.
020 3962 1856 View 020 3962 1856
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Rachael Oldfield
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A
I'm a warm and down-to-earth psychotherapist, working both online and in-person in Dalston, London E8 from Tuesdays to Fridays. I offer weekly therapy with adults on a 1-to-1 basis. Whilst I'm privileged to work with folk from many, varied walks of life, my early career was in the performance arts and I bring my experience and understanding of the particular difficulties that actors, musicians, dancers - & other creative folk - can face, to my work with them. In addition, my MSc Research Dissertation explored the impact of attending boarding school.
I'm a warm and down-to-earth psychotherapist, working both online and in-person in Dalston, London E8 from Tuesdays to Fridays. I offer weekly therapy with adults on a 1-to-1 basis. Whilst I'm privileged to work with folk from many, varied walks of life, my early career was in the performance arts and I bring my experience and understanding of the particular difficulties that actors, musicians, dancers - & other creative folk - can face, to my work with them. In addition, my MSc Research Dissertation explored the impact of attending boarding school.
020 3962 0597 View 020 3962 0597
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Aurora Therapy Centre
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
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Nicholas Jagels Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A
I provide a safe, gentle and non judgemental space to talk. As an integrative counsellor, I accept that as individuals we are all unique and have different needs when seeking therapy and support. I believe that it is ultimately the relationship between the client and therapist that is fundamental for a trusting, understanding and safe therapeutic alliance and this allows for the opportunity to explore your feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
I provide a safe, gentle and non judgemental space to talk. As an integrative counsellor, I accept that as individuals we are all unique and have different needs when seeking therapy and support. I believe that it is ultimately the relationship between the client and therapist that is fundamental for a trusting, understanding and safe therapeutic alliance and this allows for the opportunity to explore your feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
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Dr Hannah Sugarman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1M
I have worked with lots of clever, successful people who appear to be at the top of their game, but are secretly stuck in patterns of overthinking, imposter syndrome and procrastination. When people first come to see me, they often tell me that they have reached a point where the strategies that work so well in other areas of their life just aren't working when it comes to their own happiness. They feel ashamed that they haven't been able to deal with their issues themselves, and they are desperately seeking solutions before they lose everything they have worked so hard to achieve.
I have worked with lots of clever, successful people who appear to be at the top of their game, but are secretly stuck in patterns of overthinking, imposter syndrome and procrastination. When people first come to see me, they often tell me that they have reached a point where the strategies that work so well in other areas of their life just aren't working when it comes to their own happiness. They feel ashamed that they haven't been able to deal with their issues themselves, and they are desperately seeking solutions before they lose everything they have worked so hard to achieve.
020 3714 8098 View 020 3714 8098
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Alexander Morriss
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A
I believe that we all have a deep need to be understood; the feeling that another human being gets it. For some of us, that feeling is all too rare. Without it, our lives can become deeply unfulfilling, painful and hard, and we can feel let down by others, hurt and alone.  Sometimes we don't even understand for ourselves why things are so difficult.  Perhaps we've become trapped by events of the past, or can’t imagine a new future because the present is so intolerable. Faced with this, we can turn to ways of being that, although they helped initially perhaps, over time just made things worse.
I believe that we all have a deep need to be understood; the feeling that another human being gets it. For some of us, that feeling is all too rare. Without it, our lives can become deeply unfulfilling, painful and hard, and we can feel let down by others, hurt and alone.  Sometimes we don't even understand for ourselves why things are so difficult.  Perhaps we've become trapped by events of the past, or can’t imagine a new future because the present is so intolerable. Faced with this, we can turn to ways of being that, although they helped initially perhaps, over time just made things worse.
020 3389 5272 View 020 3389 5272
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Raluca Ursica
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farringdon, London EC1A
Hello, I understand that taking the first step towards seeking therapy can be daunting, but please know that it's also a courageous and empowering decision. Whether you're navigating a specific challenge or seeking profound, long-term change, the decision to talk is a transformative experience. My approach as a therapist is rooted in compassion, empathy, and empowerment. I believe in equipping you with the skills to find a profound sense of inner balance, tapping into the rich resources within you—body, spirit, mind, and emotion.
Hello, I understand that taking the first step towards seeking therapy can be daunting, but please know that it's also a courageous and empowering decision. Whether you're navigating a specific challenge or seeking profound, long-term change, the decision to talk is a transformative experience. My approach as a therapist is rooted in compassion, empathy, and empowerment. I believe in equipping you with the skills to find a profound sense of inner balance, tapping into the rich resources within you—body, spirit, mind, and emotion.
020 3319 6334 View 020 3319 6334
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Daniel Sylvester
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A
I'm Daniel and thank you for visiting my page here. Whether its counselling or psychotherapy you are here for, all my clients including you will be treated with the upmost respect and have the peace of mind all sessions are in the strictest of confidence. I work with clients that are neuro diverse, from ADHD/ADD to sensory overload. I also work with clients that are at a cross road in their lives and looking to rediscover 'meaning' in their lives. To expand my skills around trauma/PTSD work, In 2023 I became an EFT Practioner that helps clients to reprogram/heal from trauma that may stem from childhood or relationship abuse.
I'm Daniel and thank you for visiting my page here. Whether its counselling or psychotherapy you are here for, all my clients including you will be treated with the upmost respect and have the peace of mind all sessions are in the strictest of confidence. I work with clients that are neuro diverse, from ADHD/ADD to sensory overload. I also work with clients that are at a cross road in their lives and looking to rediscover 'meaning' in their lives. To expand my skills around trauma/PTSD work, In 2023 I became an EFT Practioner that helps clients to reprogram/heal from trauma that may stem from childhood or relationship abuse.
020 3725 9257 View 020 3725 9257
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Rebecca Sparkes
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A
Rebecca is highly experienced addictions and eating disorders specialist psychotherapist. She works with all addictions, including drugs, alcohol, gambling as well as online addictions, sex/porn addictions She also works with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias and early years' trauma (Complex PTSD). Rebecca is a trained Couples and Relationship Psychotherapist and works with couples or individuals looking at relationship or psychosexual issues. Appointments are face to face in Farringdon London EC1 or via Zoom
Rebecca is highly experienced addictions and eating disorders specialist psychotherapist. She works with all addictions, including drugs, alcohol, gambling as well as online addictions, sex/porn addictions She also works with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias and early years' trauma (Complex PTSD). Rebecca is a trained Couples and Relationship Psychotherapist and works with couples or individuals looking at relationship or psychosexual issues. Appointments are face to face in Farringdon London EC1 or via Zoom
020 8103 6052 View 020 8103 6052
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Amy Jo Spitalier
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farringdon, London EC1A
Certain life events, transitions, or longstanding struggles can cause our usual ways of coping to break down, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and extremely distressed. To continue to function, drugs, alcohol, food, self harm, sex, social media, a depressive state or abusive behaviour can be used to numb the distress or stand in for what feels missing. But this often leads to feelings of guilt, shame, anger or blame – whether of oneself or others. It can feel like being trapped in a loop of unsatisfactory or harmful relationships, or like reaching a dead-end, with confusion about finding a meaningful path ahead.
Certain life events, transitions, or longstanding struggles can cause our usual ways of coping to break down, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and extremely distressed. To continue to function, drugs, alcohol, food, self harm, sex, social media, a depressive state or abusive behaviour can be used to numb the distress or stand in for what feels missing. But this often leads to feelings of guilt, shame, anger or blame – whether of oneself or others. It can feel like being trapped in a loop of unsatisfactory or harmful relationships, or like reaching a dead-end, with confusion about finding a meaningful path ahead.
020 3984 8433 View 020 3984 8433
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Dr Amanda Mwale Online Psychologist For Professionals
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A  (Online Only)
Are you a high performing professional or entrepreneur feeling overwhelmed right now? Do you feel anxious, stressed, self-critical, burnt out or low in mood? Are you struggling in relationship with yourself and others? Do you have a desire to understand yourself better? Do you want to feel more connected to yourself and your body? Has something life changing occurred that you need help adjusting to? Are there things from your past that you need to work through to help you thrive in your life? Do you need to change and transform old patterns? Do you want to get 'unstuck' so you can create the life you really prefer?
Are you a high performing professional or entrepreneur feeling overwhelmed right now? Do you feel anxious, stressed, self-critical, burnt out or low in mood? Are you struggling in relationship with yourself and others? Do you have a desire to understand yourself better? Do you want to feel more connected to yourself and your body? Has something life changing occurred that you need help adjusting to? Are there things from your past that you need to work through to help you thrive in your life? Do you need to change and transform old patterns? Do you want to get 'unstuck' so you can create the life you really prefer?
01748 905150 View 01748 905150
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Dr Darren Ellis
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A
I am an MBACP (Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered Counsellor with a wealth of experience in working with a range of issues. I am also a Chartered Psychologist and hold a PhD in Social Psychology and have written several books and academic research papers. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for my clients to express their feelings and explore their thoughts. I am passionate about helping people to understand and find solutions to their issues, so they can live a more comfortable and fulfilled life. I strive to provide the best possible service to my clients.
I am an MBACP (Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered Counsellor with a wealth of experience in working with a range of issues. I am also a Chartered Psychologist and hold a PhD in Social Psychology and have written several books and academic research papers. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for my clients to express their feelings and explore their thoughts. I am passionate about helping people to understand and find solutions to their issues, so they can live a more comfortable and fulfilled life. I strive to provide the best possible service to my clients.
01458 552324 View 01458 552324
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citypsychologicalservices
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farringdon, London EC1A
Have you been struggling with intensive emotions? Have you found it difficult to relate to people? Have you noticed that you have a strong fear of being rejected? Have you noticed that you move between extremes -- either liking someone or hating them the next moment? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes" then mine is the correct Service for you. There is a long queue for NHS treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and I am able to offer the same treatment as NHS offers,
Have you been struggling with intensive emotions? Have you found it difficult to relate to people? Have you noticed that you have a strong fear of being rejected? Have you noticed that you move between extremes -- either liking someone or hating them the next moment? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes" then mine is the correct Service for you. There is a long queue for NHS treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and I am able to offer the same treatment as NHS offers,
020 3667 2567 View 020 3667 2567
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Inês Paula
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A  (Online Only)
Each of us deserves a happy life. However, life can be difficult to navigate at times and working with a professional can help you overcome challenges more effectively. Whether you're going through a major life change or are facing a situation that interferes with your sense of security, it's important to know that you don't have to cope alone. Maybe you feel stuck in self-limiting beliefs, feel trapped in a relationship or career that no longer fulfils you or feel low without understanding why. Therapy can help you achieve a greater understanding of yourself and others, boost your resilience and improve your emotional wellbeing.
Each of us deserves a happy life. However, life can be difficult to navigate at times and working with a professional can help you overcome challenges more effectively. Whether you're going through a major life change or are facing a situation that interferes with your sense of security, it's important to know that you don't have to cope alone. Maybe you feel stuck in self-limiting beliefs, feel trapped in a relationship or career that no longer fulfils you or feel low without understanding why. Therapy can help you achieve a greater understanding of yourself and others, boost your resilience and improve your emotional wellbeing.
020 3974 2631 View 020 3974 2631
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Awa S. Ottiger
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A  (Online Only)
Do feel disconnected from yourself? Are you not living your potentials in life? Do you want to work through past experiences that made you feel unworthy, not good enough and undeserving and return to self-ownership, inner resilience, authenticity, vulnerability, self-love and self-responsibilities? Then get ready to start to truly get to know, own an be yourself.
Do feel disconnected from yourself? Are you not living your potentials in life? Do you want to work through past experiences that made you feel unworthy, not good enough and undeserving and return to self-ownership, inner resilience, authenticity, vulnerability, self-love and self-responsibilities? Then get ready to start to truly get to know, own an be yourself.
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Maya Roopun
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1A  (Online Only)
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. With a warm, empathetic, and compassionate approach, I aim to work with you collaboratively. Making space for your unique complexities. I hope to facilitate understanding, process unresolved emotions, manage difficulties, and assist you to move towards a calmer, more content, more authentic, and happier life. I work integratively drawing from evidence based models and beyond, depending on your own individual needs. My work draws predominantly from psychodynamic, relational, existential, ACT, Mindfulness, and humanistic therapies.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. With a warm, empathetic, and compassionate approach, I aim to work with you collaboratively. Making space for your unique complexities. I hope to facilitate understanding, process unresolved emotions, manage difficulties, and assist you to move towards a calmer, more content, more authentic, and happier life. I work integratively drawing from evidence based models and beyond, depending on your own individual needs. My work draws predominantly from psychodynamic, relational, existential, ACT, Mindfulness, and humanistic therapies.
020 3826 8606 View 020 3826 8606
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Michael Bloomfield
Psychiatrist, PhD
Verified Verified
Farringdon, London EC1M
Dr Bloomfield can help across a range of mental health problems including: Feeling low, problems sleeping, feeling very worried, feeling nervous around other people, having unwanted thoughts or images, doing things a particular way or over and over again until it “feels right”, panic attacks, being scared and avoiding certain situations, hearing voices, feeling like someone or something is trying to harm you, unwanted memories or bad dreams after a sad or bad event, bereavement and loss, low self esteem, or relationship problems including problems forming and maintaining stable relationships with other people.
Dr Bloomfield can help across a range of mental health problems including: Feeling low, problems sleeping, feeling very worried, feeling nervous around other people, having unwanted thoughts or images, doing things a particular way or over and over again until it “feels right”, panic attacks, being scared and avoiding certain situations, hearing voices, feeling like someone or something is trying to harm you, unwanted memories or bad dreams after a sad or bad event, bereavement and loss, low self esteem, or relationship problems including problems forming and maintaining stable relationships with other people.
020 4538 0554 View 020 4538 0554

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Farringdon, London

100+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in Farringdon, London who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
90% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
71% Life Transitions
70% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aviva
72% AXA PPP
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in Farringdon, London see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
29% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Farringdon, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.