Counselling in Highbury, London

Photo of Raquel Navarro Martinez in Highbury, London, England
Raquel Navarro Martinez
MSc
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
I am a fully qualified Psychologist holding a Psychology Bachelors Degree and two Master’s Degrees. I have some working experience within different fields of Psychology in differents countries. My main motivation is working with people that has complex needs/ mental health conditions or that are simply going through a tough moment of their lives and try to somehow help them to find their way themselves, but always side by side, providing a conifidential and secure space for them to freely and withouth any judgement express whatever they want and feel.
I am a fully qualified Psychologist holding a Psychology Bachelors Degree and two Master’s Degrees. I have some working experience within different fields of Psychology in differents countries. My main motivation is working with people that has complex needs/ mental health conditions or that are simply going through a tough moment of their lives and try to somehow help them to find their way themselves, but always side by side, providing a conifidential and secure space for them to freely and withouth any judgement express whatever they want and feel.
020 4538 4677 View 020 4538 4677
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Amina Ispahani
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N1
I am a ​fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Central/North London. I specialise in attachment, self-worth, relational issues and cultural/ identity issues. I provide a safe, warm and non-judgemental space to explore what is going on in your life. Any issue, big or small is valued, and together we can work through anything from daily struggles to deep-rooted issues. In a fast-paced world, with constant pressures on us, it can be difficult to find the emotional and physical space for yourself and your feelings. This is what I can help you with.
I am a ​fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Central/North London. I specialise in attachment, self-worth, relational issues and cultural/ identity issues. I provide a safe, warm and non-judgemental space to explore what is going on in your life. Any issue, big or small is valued, and together we can work through anything from daily struggles to deep-rooted issues. In a fast-paced world, with constant pressures on us, it can be difficult to find the emotional and physical space for yourself and your feelings. This is what I can help you with.
020 3962 0494 View 020 3962 0494
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Aya Husni Bey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
You may be looking for support while working through fear, anxiety, stress, anger & the effects these feelings are having on your relationship to yourself, your personal relationships, friendships, &/or at work. It may be that you are supporting or working with the challenges of others who are experiencing & perhaps projecting their fear, anger, anxiety, & stress on you, or someone close to you? Perhaps you have reached a cross roads, are grieving the loss of something or someone dear? Past traumas may be holding you back in your ability to live life more fully? You may be seeking to find a sense of meaning & purpose in life?
You may be looking for support while working through fear, anxiety, stress, anger & the effects these feelings are having on your relationship to yourself, your personal relationships, friendships, &/or at work. It may be that you are supporting or working with the challenges of others who are experiencing & perhaps projecting their fear, anger, anxiety, & stress on you, or someone close to you? Perhaps you have reached a cross roads, are grieving the loss of something or someone dear? Past traumas may be holding you back in your ability to live life more fully? You may be seeking to find a sense of meaning & purpose in life?
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Jan Hewson
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N4
i am a person-centred counsellor with 30 years experience of working with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. I aim to provide a safe accepting place where you can explore your concerns. I have seen people who have been abused and traumatised in childhood, people who are worried about addiction, those who have suffered rape or domectic violence, people experiencing anxiety, depression or work related stress. Sometimes people don't come with a specific problem they can identify but want to increase their self awareness. I see individuals and couples on a long or short term basis.
i am a person-centred counsellor with 30 years experience of working with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. I aim to provide a safe accepting place where you can explore your concerns. I have seen people who have been abused and traumatised in childhood, people who are worried about addiction, those who have suffered rape or domectic violence, people experiencing anxiety, depression or work related stress. Sometimes people don't come with a specific problem they can identify but want to increase their self awareness. I see individuals and couples on a long or short term basis.
020 3872 0760 View 020 3872 0760
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Gordon Knowles
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
As you read this profile, you are probably feeling ‘stuck’ in some way –maybe overwhelmed by grief, painful events, relationship breakdowns or difficult life choices. I believe this is when therapy can help. It gives you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore both the challenges you are facing and parts of yourself that even you might not feel very familiar with. From this, you can gain useful insights that will allow you to arrive at a point of clarity around your situation and the choices you may need to make to proceed in life. In our sessions you will have the freedom to explore whatever is troubling you, at your own pace.
As you read this profile, you are probably feeling ‘stuck’ in some way –maybe overwhelmed by grief, painful events, relationship breakdowns or difficult life choices. I believe this is when therapy can help. It gives you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore both the challenges you are facing and parts of yourself that even you might not feel very familiar with. From this, you can gain useful insights that will allow you to arrive at a point of clarity around your situation and the choices you may need to make to proceed in life. In our sessions you will have the freedom to explore whatever is troubling you, at your own pace.
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Photo of Alana Whitlock, Psychologist in Highbury, London, England
Alana Whitlock
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highbury, London N5  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a qualified Clinical Psychologist with experience working with a range of difficulties, I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgemental space for you to explore these issues. I utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but draw on a number of approaches, including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), in order to provide a therapeutic space which is individualised to your specific needs. I have experience working with a number of difficulties, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, and stress.
As a qualified Clinical Psychologist with experience working with a range of difficulties, I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgemental space for you to explore these issues. I utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but draw on a number of approaches, including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), in order to provide a therapeutic space which is individualised to your specific needs. I have experience working with a number of difficulties, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, and stress.
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Karen Stallard
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highbury, London N5
I am a friendly creative therapist who believes that human connection is vital for a sense of wellbeing and also for equipping people to make significant changes in their lives. I am trained to use the arts, this includes image making, clay, sand tray, puppets, music, drama, movement as well as working as a talking psychotherapist. My approach will depend on what is right for you. I am interested in the whole person and enjoy working with different spiritualities and am experienced in working with childhood trauma, sexuality and gender issues.
I am a friendly creative therapist who believes that human connection is vital for a sense of wellbeing and also for equipping people to make significant changes in their lives. I am trained to use the arts, this includes image making, clay, sand tray, puppets, music, drama, movement as well as working as a talking psychotherapist. My approach will depend on what is right for you. I am interested in the whole person and enjoy working with different spiritualities and am experienced in working with childhood trauma, sexuality and gender issues.
020 3984 8426 View 020 3984 8426
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Jane Clark
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where I can help you gain insight into the less conscious aspects of your thinking, behaviour and feelings. I can offer brief focused counselling where we can address a current situation, as well as longer term psychotherapy where we can work together to disentangle deeper rooted difficulties which may have built up over time as a result of your earliest experiences.
As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where I can help you gain insight into the less conscious aspects of your thinking, behaviour and feelings. I can offer brief focused counselling where we can address a current situation, as well as longer term psychotherapy where we can work together to disentangle deeper rooted difficulties which may have built up over time as a result of your earliest experiences.
020 3962 0437 View 020 3962 0437
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Ben Gatty Trauma Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
I’m a psychotherapist, lecturer & supervisor specialising in trauma and longer term therapy. I was the trauma lead for the counselling service of TfL for 6 years & currently teach psychotherapy at Regent’s University London. I integrate different approaches to therapy including EMDR, psychoanalytic and humanistic ways of working. A primary focus of the work tends to be on relationships, recognising patterns and exploring different ways to relate to yourself and others.
I’m a psychotherapist, lecturer & supervisor specialising in trauma and longer term therapy. I was the trauma lead for the counselling service of TfL for 6 years & currently teach psychotherapy at Regent’s University London. I integrate different approaches to therapy including EMDR, psychoanalytic and humanistic ways of working. A primary focus of the work tends to be on relationships, recognising patterns and exploring different ways to relate to yourself and others.
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Mary Kathleen Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with daily challenges? Are anxiety and low self esteem getting in the way of your goals? I offer you empathy and respect while we explore your emotions and troubles, in a supportive environment, and work towards solutions as and when this feels manageable for you. I am here to support you in developing a deeper understanding of yourself and through that, a better relationship with yourself.
Are you struggling with daily challenges? Are anxiety and low self esteem getting in the way of your goals? I offer you empathy and respect while we explore your emotions and troubles, in a supportive environment, and work towards solutions as and when this feels manageable for you. I am here to support you in developing a deeper understanding of yourself and through that, a better relationship with yourself.
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Humera Egan
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
My name is Humera and I would like to tell you little bit about who I am and what I offer. I hope to offer a safe, confidential and comfortable environment to allow the mind and body to heal. I work from an attachment-based perspective and my practice is located in Berkshire however I am also able to offer sessions in London. My journey began as a qualified social worker and am passionate about supporting individuals to understand the route of their difficulties and finding a way forward. I have over 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings consisting of charities, local authorities and NHS.
My name is Humera and I would like to tell you little bit about who I am and what I offer. I hope to offer a safe, confidential and comfortable environment to allow the mind and body to heal. I work from an attachment-based perspective and my practice is located in Berkshire however I am also able to offer sessions in London. My journey began as a qualified social worker and am passionate about supporting individuals to understand the route of their difficulties and finding a way forward. I have over 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings consisting of charities, local authorities and NHS.
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Couple's Counsellor @The Practice, Angel Islington
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
Welcome to my page. If you have been stuck indoors with your partner and are now realising you have problems, please call me before calling it quits! I'm a couple’s psychotherapist whom having worked with Relate for a number of years now focuses solely on relationships. Whether your partner has had an affair, or you've realised that you no longer have a connection /intimacy, therapy can help. Maybe you're single and have been struggling to meet someone whom you can share your life with. Sometimes it's our families or friends we are struggling with. I am based near Angel Station and uses Online methods and I'm here to help.
Welcome to my page. If you have been stuck indoors with your partner and are now realising you have problems, please call me before calling it quits! I'm a couple’s psychotherapist whom having worked with Relate for a number of years now focuses solely on relationships. Whether your partner has had an affair, or you've realised that you no longer have a connection /intimacy, therapy can help. Maybe you're single and have been struggling to meet someone whom you can share your life with. Sometimes it's our families or friends we are struggling with. I am based near Angel Station and uses Online methods and I'm here to help.
020 3962 0928 View 020 3962 0928
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Kate Pryce
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
I am a clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience of working in the NHS. As a clinical psychologist I am trained to provide a range of psychological therapies for many different problems. In my private practice I focus on using a form of psychological therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Research evidence indicates that CBT can help with many difficulties which include: · Anxiety based problems including: · panic attacks · post-traumatic stress disorder · obsessive compulsive disorder · social anxiety · health anxiety · phobias · Depression and low mood · Sleep difficulties · Low self esteem · Problematic perfectionism · Eating disorders · Sleep difficulties · Anger
I am a clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience of working in the NHS. As a clinical psychologist I am trained to provide a range of psychological therapies for many different problems. In my private practice I focus on using a form of psychological therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Research evidence indicates that CBT can help with many difficulties which include: · Anxiety based problems including: · panic attacks · post-traumatic stress disorder · obsessive compulsive disorder · social anxiety · health anxiety · phobias · Depression and low mood · Sleep difficulties · Low self esteem · Problematic perfectionism · Eating disorders · Sleep difficulties · Anger
020 3870 3852 View 020 3870 3852
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Yossi Koffler
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
My name is Yossi Koffler and I am a Clinical Psychologist, trained in UCL and based in London, UK. With over a decade of experience delivering psychology sessions, I have cultivated a deep understanding of various disciplines including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Compassion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. My aim is always to craft the most suitable solution for each client's unique needs. Whether you're contemplating a shift in your life, navigating past traumas, addressing emotional challenges, or pursuing personal growth, I am here to support you.
My name is Yossi Koffler and I am a Clinical Psychologist, trained in UCL and based in London, UK. With over a decade of experience delivering psychology sessions, I have cultivated a deep understanding of various disciplines including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Compassion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. My aim is always to craft the most suitable solution for each client's unique needs. Whether you're contemplating a shift in your life, navigating past traumas, addressing emotional challenges, or pursuing personal growth, I am here to support you.
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Amy Catherine Walshe
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
Coming to counselling can be a scary (and brave) step to take! It involves opening up to a complete stranger about things you may have kept inside for many years. The people I work with come with a variety of issues. Some may want to speak about a specific issue such as relationship or work difficulties but others come with a feeling that they have been a bit stuck for a while and are not sure why.
Coming to counselling can be a scary (and brave) step to take! It involves opening up to a complete stranger about things you may have kept inside for many years. The people I work with come with a variety of issues. Some may want to speak about a specific issue such as relationship or work difficulties but others come with a feeling that they have been a bit stuck for a while and are not sure why.
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Andrea Lavers
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m an LGBTQ+ friendly registered counsellor with over ten years clinical experience. You may struggle with addiction, anxiety, relationship issues or shame. You may have a traumatic history. I am here to offer space to explore this with you. Maybe you don’t know what you want from therapy yet, but you know something isn’t sitting right and you want things to change. Are you needing somewhere it’s safe to connect to your feelings? I believe that connecting with our bodies and emotions is a key to lasting change.
Hi, I’m an LGBTQ+ friendly registered counsellor with over ten years clinical experience. You may struggle with addiction, anxiety, relationship issues or shame. You may have a traumatic history. I am here to offer space to explore this with you. Maybe you don’t know what you want from therapy yet, but you know something isn’t sitting right and you want things to change. Are you needing somewhere it’s safe to connect to your feelings? I believe that connecting with our bodies and emotions is a key to lasting change.
020 3962 0619 View 020 3962 0619
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Emma Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
We are all influenced by the people in our lives and the experiences we have had both past and present, all of which serve to shape and define us. Sometimes we need help in understanding how the culmination of these factors can get in the way of being able to live life fully and with ease. Maybe you're looking for relief from the pain of anxiety or depression. You could be struggling with life changes or loss. You may want a better relationship with yourself and/or those closest to you. I offer a non-judgemental space in which I can help you to explore your feelings, beliefs and patterns of behaviour.
We are all influenced by the people in our lives and the experiences we have had both past and present, all of which serve to shape and define us. Sometimes we need help in understanding how the culmination of these factors can get in the way of being able to live life fully and with ease. Maybe you're looking for relief from the pain of anxiety or depression. You could be struggling with life changes or loss. You may want a better relationship with yourself and/or those closest to you. I offer a non-judgemental space in which I can help you to explore your feelings, beliefs and patterns of behaviour.
020 3984 8318 View 020 3984 8318
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Sorcha Cable Jones
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
Welcome! Navigating life's challenges can be overwhelming, but seeking support shows your courage. I admire your commitment to personal growth. I'm honoured to join your journey. Wherever you are, we connect virtually, exploring your needs and goals. From managing specific difficulties, to cultivating self-acceptance, your desires matter. I'll listen sensitively, your resilience will grow. We will create a safe space for you to express what you need. Reach out to begin our journey towards healing and growth. If you have ADHD, I specialize in providing tailored support. Please visit my website for more information.
Welcome! Navigating life's challenges can be overwhelming, but seeking support shows your courage. I admire your commitment to personal growth. I'm honoured to join your journey. Wherever you are, we connect virtually, exploring your needs and goals. From managing specific difficulties, to cultivating self-acceptance, your desires matter. I'll listen sensitively, your resilience will grow. We will create a safe space for you to express what you need. Reach out to begin our journey towards healing and growth. If you have ADHD, I specialize in providing tailored support. Please visit my website for more information.
020 3835 3902 View 020 3835 3902
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Gina Aku Silva
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5  (Online Only)
Counselling offers a unique opportunity to pay focused attention to anything that you might want to talk about. This happens in an environment that feels safe, trusting and free of judgement. By exploring your past experiences, we can make connections in relation to your present circumstances.
Counselling offers a unique opportunity to pay focused attention to anything that you might want to talk about. This happens in an environment that feels safe, trusting and free of judgement. By exploring your past experiences, we can make connections in relation to your present circumstances.
020 3984 8420 View 020 3984 8420
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Brigid Morris
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Highbury, London N5
You might be experiencing difficulties at work, in your relationships or in your relationship with yourself. You may be looking for a safe space to explore difficult thoughts and feelings, or significant events and experiences in your life. You perhaps are feeling ill at ease, or lost, not knowing who to turn to or what to do next. Psychotherapy can provide a helpful space in which to work this through.
You might be experiencing difficulties at work, in your relationships or in your relationship with yourself. You may be looking for a safe space to explore difficult thoughts and feelings, or significant events and experiences in your life. You perhaps are feeling ill at ease, or lost, not knowing who to turn to or what to do next. Psychotherapy can provide a helpful space in which to work this through.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Highbury, London

60+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in Highbury, London who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
90% Stress
87% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
71% AXA PPP
53% Vitality

How Counsellors in Highbury, London see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Highbury, 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.