Counselling in Fitzrovia, London

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M Fok
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1T  (Online Only)
Have you faced judgement for simply being yourself? Has your sexuality, identity, gender, and life choices been disapproved of? It's challenging to live with constant questioning from family, friends, or others. We may even begin to question ourselves, wondering if we're "normal," if we're making the right choices, or if we'll ever be accepted. These thoughts can make it difficult to be confident in who we are and to find happiness. My role here is not to aim to fix things or help you feel "normal". Instead, I strive to work alongside you to discover a path that is uniquely yours, empowering you to be yourself and find happiness.
Have you faced judgement for simply being yourself? Has your sexuality, identity, gender, and life choices been disapproved of? It's challenging to live with constant questioning from family, friends, or others. We may even begin to question ourselves, wondering if we're "normal," if we're making the right choices, or if we'll ever be accepted. These thoughts can make it difficult to be confident in who we are and to find happiness. My role here is not to aim to fix things or help you feel "normal". Instead, I strive to work alongside you to discover a path that is uniquely yours, empowering you to be yourself and find happiness.
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Roheena Trehan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BPC
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1W
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist registered with the BPC,BACP,UKCP. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic space and can help with issues of anxiety, depression, stress, anger, familial relationships, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, identity, race & cultural issues etc
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist registered with the BPC,BACP,UKCP. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic space and can help with issues of anxiety, depression, stress, anger, familial relationships, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, identity, race & cultural issues etc
020 4524 5582 View 020 4524 5582
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Luke Bannister
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London WC1A  (Online Only)
I'm a Counselling Psychologist with experience working in the NHS, third sector services and private practice. I will work collaboratively with you to explore your current difficulties and help you understand why you might be struggling. We will explore your past & flesh out how they may contribute to what you are currently experiencing. We will also work to understand the many different aspects of your being including what goes on in your thoughts, mind, emotions and physical body. I will work with you to develop deep insight about yourself as well as speak pragmatically on what needs to change and how to go about doing that.
I'm a Counselling Psychologist with experience working in the NHS, third sector services and private practice. I will work collaboratively with you to explore your current difficulties and help you understand why you might be struggling. We will explore your past & flesh out how they may contribute to what you are currently experiencing. We will also work to understand the many different aspects of your being including what goes on in your thoughts, mind, emotions and physical body. I will work with you to develop deep insight about yourself as well as speak pragmatically on what needs to change and how to go about doing that.
020 3835 4805 View 020 3835 4805
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Dr Tej .
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London WC1B
Dr Tej is Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 25 years clinical experience across Infant, Child and Adult mental health services. In her clinical practice with adults, her expertise is in helping identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma – or trauma with a small ‘t’, such as complex developmental trauma/family trauma/narcissistic abuse, scapegoating, chronic shame, feeling stuck not knowing how to break relational patterns. Clients she has worked with report these difficulties in the context of bullying at work, couple /marital/relationship difficulties and attachment/parenting and birth trauma/difficulties.
Dr Tej is Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 25 years clinical experience across Infant, Child and Adult mental health services. In her clinical practice with adults, her expertise is in helping identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma – or trauma with a small ‘t’, such as complex developmental trauma/family trauma/narcissistic abuse, scapegoating, chronic shame, feeling stuck not knowing how to break relational patterns. Clients she has worked with report these difficulties in the context of bullying at work, couple /marital/relationship difficulties and attachment/parenting and birth trauma/difficulties.
020 3870 3028 View 020 3870 3028
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Maya von Spreckelsen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1W
I am an HCPC registered, Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have diverse and extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults (and their families) with complex and enduring mental, neurological and physical health difficulties. I have worked in NHS hospital in-patient and out-patient services, GP practice based mental health services and secondary care mental health services. I have also worked in community mental health teams, counselling services offering long term counselling and psychotherapy and occupational health services offering short term counselling and psychotherapy.
I am an HCPC registered, Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have diverse and extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults (and their families) with complex and enduring mental, neurological and physical health difficulties. I have worked in NHS hospital in-patient and out-patient services, GP practice based mental health services and secondary care mental health services. I have also worked in community mental health teams, counselling services offering long term counselling and psychotherapy and occupational health services offering short term counselling and psychotherapy.
020 7112 8662 View 020 7112 8662
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Fiona Kau
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitzrovia, London W1W
I am a dedicated psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist in Training working with clients who experience a variety of personal challenges. These range from anxiety to low self-esteem, difficulties sleeping, feeling depressed, burnt out, or suicidal, finding it hard to focus or stay motivated at work, or looking for direction and purpose in their lives. Others may be facing conflict or doubts in their relationships, have experienced trauma or addiction, and feel cut off or on edge. Through therapy, they hope to gain a better understanding of themselves and others, improve their mental health and relationships, and find purpose.
I am a dedicated psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist in Training working with clients who experience a variety of personal challenges. These range from anxiety to low self-esteem, difficulties sleeping, feeling depressed, burnt out, or suicidal, finding it hard to focus or stay motivated at work, or looking for direction and purpose in their lives. Others may be facing conflict or doubts in their relationships, have experienced trauma or addiction, and feel cut off or on edge. Through therapy, they hope to gain a better understanding of themselves and others, improve their mental health and relationships, and find purpose.
020 3869 5830 View 020 3869 5830
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Lila Ramsahai
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1G
I am a well-trained and experienced psychotherapist/life coach and can assist you with various issues regarding, relationships, career, dating, arranged marriage, wedding stress, purpose, career, family issues, parenting and more. I work with individuals, couples and families and my background is diverse, multicultural and international. If you want to improve your life and be more in charge of your overall wellbeing and happiness, reach out today. Apart from finding clarity, relief and understanding, we will also establish healthy coping mechanisms and techniques that will help you progress in life.
I am a well-trained and experienced psychotherapist/life coach and can assist you with various issues regarding, relationships, career, dating, arranged marriage, wedding stress, purpose, career, family issues, parenting and more. I work with individuals, couples and families and my background is diverse, multicultural and international. If you want to improve your life and be more in charge of your overall wellbeing and happiness, reach out today. Apart from finding clarity, relief and understanding, we will also establish healthy coping mechanisms and techniques that will help you progress in life.
020 4538 1624 View 020 4538 1624
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Aakansha Sharma
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London WC1H
I am understanding, patient, empathetic, friendly and I have good listening skills. During counselling sessions, I understands my clients’ thoughts and emotions, as well as ongoing issues that they may be having through an integrative approach. This is done by facilitating them to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts which would in turn help them to feel and act positively. I also help the client to identify their strengths and weaknesses. My aim to build independence, empowerment and self-love in my clients.
I am understanding, patient, empathetic, friendly and I have good listening skills. During counselling sessions, I understands my clients’ thoughts and emotions, as well as ongoing issues that they may be having through an integrative approach. This is done by facilitating them to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts which would in turn help them to feel and act positively. I also help the client to identify their strengths and weaknesses. My aim to build independence, empowerment and self-love in my clients.
020 4538 4564 x44 View 020 4538 4564 x44
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The London Centre for Eating Disorders
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1W
Struggling with eating, body image, or self-esteem issues? The London Centre for Eating Disorders and Body Image offers specialist, holistic care across London, Richmond, Manchester, and Hertford. Our team of psychologists, dieticians, family therapists, and occupational therapists provide personalised, evidence-based treatments. No prior diagnosis needed. Choose from face-to-face or online sessions tailored to your needs. Start your journey to well-being with us.
Struggling with eating, body image, or self-esteem issues? The London Centre for Eating Disorders and Body Image offers specialist, holistic care across London, Richmond, Manchester, and Hertford. Our team of psychologists, dieticians, family therapists, and occupational therapists provide personalised, evidence-based treatments. No prior diagnosis needed. Choose from face-to-face or online sessions tailored to your needs. Start your journey to well-being with us.
020 3987 1812 View 020 3987 1812
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Madi Strong
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1G
Hi I'm Madi, a psychotherapist with 30+ years of clinical experience, . I have a strong relational focus which draws from attachment and psychodynamic perspectives. I am comfortable with talk based approaches and as a trained arts therapist I know the unique power of engaging creativity and imagination to overcome life’s challenges. Therapy can feel daunting but there are also moments of connection spontaneity and even joy . At the heart of my work lies the privilege of working alongside my clients, supporting them to attain their goals, and find a measure of peace, wellbeing and fulfilment that is life changing.
Hi I'm Madi, a psychotherapist with 30+ years of clinical experience, . I have a strong relational focus which draws from attachment and psychodynamic perspectives. I am comfortable with talk based approaches and as a trained arts therapist I know the unique power of engaging creativity and imagination to overcome life’s challenges. Therapy can feel daunting but there are also moments of connection spontaneity and even joy . At the heart of my work lies the privilege of working alongside my clients, supporting them to attain their goals, and find a measure of peace, wellbeing and fulfilment that is life changing.
020 3835 3858 View 020 3835 3858
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Jalissa Clarke
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1W
You may be looking for a therapeutic space to explore what you’re going through right now. If you find yourself experiencing similar patterns in your relationships, home life or even your career, sometimes it may help to explore your past to understand if it's playing a role in your current experiences. Alternatively, you may be looking for ways to manage your current feelings and need a space outside of your daily routine to decompress and try to find a new way of coping with life’s stressors. Together, we can work towards finding a therapeutic approach that prioritises your needs and allows you to feel heard.
You may be looking for a therapeutic space to explore what you’re going through right now. If you find yourself experiencing similar patterns in your relationships, home life or even your career, sometimes it may help to explore your past to understand if it's playing a role in your current experiences. Alternatively, you may be looking for ways to manage your current feelings and need a space outside of your daily routine to decompress and try to find a new way of coping with life’s stressors. Together, we can work towards finding a therapeutic approach that prioritises your needs and allows you to feel heard.
020 3835 5319 View 020 3835 5319
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David Weale
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London WC1H
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and counsellor. I always appreciate that it takes courage to seek support and the first step can seem daunting. Therapy can help to organise your thoughts and feelings and free you from repeated patterns of behaviour that prevent you from leading a happier and more fulfilling life. You can learn to understand why those patterns are there and how to change them, so that they no longer control what you are trying to achieve for yourself. Following the pandemic, I work online and face to face (depending on availability of space). The virtual setting is calm, confidential and safe.
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and counsellor. I always appreciate that it takes courage to seek support and the first step can seem daunting. Therapy can help to organise your thoughts and feelings and free you from repeated patterns of behaviour that prevent you from leading a happier and more fulfilling life. You can learn to understand why those patterns are there and how to change them, so that they no longer control what you are trying to achieve for yourself. Following the pandemic, I work online and face to face (depending on availability of space). The virtual setting is calm, confidential and safe.
020 3917 4167 View 020 3917 4167
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Dr. Kanchi Gunaratna
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London SW8  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC Registered Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have a breadth and depth of experience in the principles of Psychology spanning 30 plus years. I treat a wide range of psychological difficulties including long term conditions. I aim to make the therapeutic arena a safe and comfortable space so that you feel able to share difficult and challenging issues. My goal is to empower you with skills and techniques enabling you to move forward in life, and to maintain progress after therapy is completed.
I am a HCPC Registered Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have a breadth and depth of experience in the principles of Psychology spanning 30 plus years. I treat a wide range of psychological difficulties including long term conditions. I aim to make the therapeutic arena a safe and comfortable space so that you feel able to share difficult and challenging issues. My goal is to empower you with skills and techniques enabling you to move forward in life, and to maintain progress after therapy is completed.
020 8106 2173 View 020 8106 2173
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Dr Karen Leung
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitzrovia, London W1G  (Online Only)
My name is Dr Karen Leung, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and the Health & Care Professions Council. I am a psychologist with extensive experience in delivering high quality therapy for clients both within the NHS and private sector. I'm also a trained EMDR therapist. Within the NHS, I'm the Lead Psychologist for a mental health service and I work with individuals with a wide range of clinical presentations. I practice multiple models of evidence-based psychological therapy and enjoy working creatively with clients, tailoring individualised treatment plans that meets their psychological needs and goals.
My name is Dr Karen Leung, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and the Health & Care Professions Council. I am a psychologist with extensive experience in delivering high quality therapy for clients both within the NHS and private sector. I'm also a trained EMDR therapist. Within the NHS, I'm the Lead Psychologist for a mental health service and I work with individuals with a wide range of clinical presentations. I practice multiple models of evidence-based psychological therapy and enjoy working creatively with clients, tailoring individualised treatment plans that meets their psychological needs and goals.
020 4538 7815 View 020 4538 7815
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Dr Kelly Dickson
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London WC1A
The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I am a down-to-earth, intelligent and non-judgmental integrative psychotherapist working with a range of issues. Ideally, therapy is a collaborative partnership and my style is active and empowering. I see you as the 'expert' in your life and myself as the 'expert' on therapeutic interventions. Together we focus on utilising your strengths and fostering insight and awareness in a safe and confidential environment. I love my work and look forward to helping you improve your mental health and wellbeing
The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I am a down-to-earth, intelligent and non-judgmental integrative psychotherapist working with a range of issues. Ideally, therapy is a collaborative partnership and my style is active and empowering. I see you as the 'expert' in your life and myself as the 'expert' on therapeutic interventions. Together we focus on utilising your strengths and fostering insight and awareness in a safe and confidential environment. I love my work and look forward to helping you improve your mental health and wellbeing
020 3962 0347 View 020 3962 0347
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Life After Traumatic Events
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1G  (Online Only)
Sometimes we may find ourselves overwhelmed with what life sends our way and we lose confidence in ourselves and abilities. Sessions can be either a one off or a series of events, depending on your needs. As Gandhi said, "Be the change that you want to see."
Sometimes we may find ourselves overwhelmed with what life sends our way and we lose confidence in ourselves and abilities. Sessions can be either a one off or a series of events, depending on your needs. As Gandhi said, "Be the change that you want to see."
020 3053 9829 View 020 3053 9829
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Gia Badenhorst Private Practice
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1W
I work within a framework, that encourages a client to express themselves freely, engage and grow by processing experiences and difficulties that they find challenging in their life. The relationship is a collaborative experience, with an equal amount of creative input and engagement.
I work within a framework, that encourages a client to express themselves freely, engage and grow by processing experiences and difficulties that they find challenging in their life. The relationship is a collaborative experience, with an equal amount of creative input and engagement.
020 3962 1387 View 020 3962 1387
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Alexia Lonnoy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1W
I am a UKCP and BPA-accredited Psychotherapist specialised in psychodrama psychotherapy and holding an MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalysis from UCL where I graduated with Distinctions. I offer psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups. In the NHS I offer psychotherapy to people considered to have complex and enduring psychological difficulties. Through an integration of traditional verbal techniques and modern embodied methods regulating the nervous system, I assist you in both uncovering the underlying reasons behind your behaviors as well as facilitating your healing process.
I am a UKCP and BPA-accredited Psychotherapist specialised in psychodrama psychotherapy and holding an MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalysis from UCL where I graduated with Distinctions. I offer psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups. In the NHS I offer psychotherapy to people considered to have complex and enduring psychological difficulties. Through an integration of traditional verbal techniques and modern embodied methods regulating the nervous system, I assist you in both uncovering the underlying reasons behind your behaviors as well as facilitating your healing process.
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Simon Alexander Lyne
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1W
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP and a qualified Psychosexual Psychotherapist and a qualified EMDR therapist. I have extensive experience working with various problems in terms of complexity and severity. I am respectful, warm, open and flexible. I like therapy to be collaborative, creative and evolving. I love to help people find ways to improve their experience and quality of life.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP and a qualified Psychosexual Psychotherapist and a qualified EMDR therapist. I have extensive experience working with various problems in terms of complexity and severity. I am respectful, warm, open and flexible. I like therapy to be collaborative, creative and evolving. I love to help people find ways to improve their experience and quality of life.
020 3823 6364 View 020 3823 6364
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Ondine Smulders
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Fitzrovia, London W1G  (Online Only)
Perhaps you find life overwhelming or maybe you are struggling with a sudden crisis? Do you feel down and is it affecting your quality of life, your relationships with family and friends? Maybe you are trying really hard to accept life as is, or no matter how hard you try to make changes, time and again you meet similar situations, recognisable patterns that seem to be repeating themselves?
Perhaps you find life overwhelming or maybe you are struggling with a sudden crisis? Do you feel down and is it affecting your quality of life, your relationships with family and friends? Maybe you are trying really hard to accept life as is, or no matter how hard you try to make changes, time and again you meet similar situations, recognisable patterns that seem to be repeating themselves?
020 3823 6931 View 020 3823 6931

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Fitzrovia, London

400+

Average cost per session

£85

Counsellors in Fitzrovia, London who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
78% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
61% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
63% Vitality
60% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Fitzrovia, London see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
31% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Fitzrovia, 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.