Counselling in Holborn, London

Photo of Nicola Kerr, Psychotherapist in Holborn, London, England
Nicola Kerr
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holborn, London WC1V
You may be feeling down, fed-up, depressed or anxious – or you may just feel a general lack of lust for life. Whatever it is that's currently troubling you, if it has reached the point at which it's affecting the quality of your daily life, therapy could be the first step to understanding what's going on for you and why. Coming to therapy can be an emotional 'journey' which is not always easy, however it is also an opportunity for change, which could be the beginning of living your life differently.
You may be feeling down, fed-up, depressed or anxious – or you may just feel a general lack of lust for life. Whatever it is that's currently troubling you, if it has reached the point at which it's affecting the quality of your daily life, therapy could be the first step to understanding what's going on for you and why. Coming to therapy can be an emotional 'journey' which is not always easy, however it is also an opportunity for change, which could be the beginning of living your life differently.
020 3984 7783 View 020 3984 7783
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Dr Sofia Robleda
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Holborn, London SE20  (Online Only)
Bienvenidos & Welcome - to Wise Oak Psychology, an intimate, online private psychology practice run by Dr Sofia Robleda, who has over 10 years’ post-doctoral experience in using a range of evidence-based approaches to support adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and many other emotional and mental problems. Dr Robleda's values are to be compassionate, professional, and effective. She aims to support people to live a full, meaningful life in accordance to their values and beliefs, and to achieve this in as short a time as possible.
Bienvenidos & Welcome - to Wise Oak Psychology, an intimate, online private psychology practice run by Dr Sofia Robleda, who has over 10 years’ post-doctoral experience in using a range of evidence-based approaches to support adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and many other emotional and mental problems. Dr Robleda's values are to be compassionate, professional, and effective. She aims to support people to live a full, meaningful life in accordance to their values and beliefs, and to achieve this in as short a time as possible.
020 3962 0710 View 020 3962 0710
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Dr Holly Conheady
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Holborn, London WC1V  (Online Only)
I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience supporting both adults and young people with their mental health, using evidence-based methods to reduce distress and promote wellbeing. I have worked in a variety of settings in the NHS, charitable and private sectors, supporting people living with challenges around physical health, sleep, and body image, as well as bereavement and loss. Other areas of expertise include working with stress, low mood, self-criticism, and anxiety related to health, identity, sense of purpose, sexuality, social situations, and chronic worrying.
I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience supporting both adults and young people with their mental health, using evidence-based methods to reduce distress and promote wellbeing. I have worked in a variety of settings in the NHS, charitable and private sectors, supporting people living with challenges around physical health, sleep, and body image, as well as bereavement and loss. Other areas of expertise include working with stress, low mood, self-criticism, and anxiety related to health, identity, sense of purpose, sexuality, social situations, and chronic worrying.
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Marek Julian Mironski
Psychotherapist, MA, COSRT Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holborn, London SE1  (Online Only)
Psychosexual therapy is a form of talking therapy that helps you to understand, manage and overcome any sex related difficulties you may have been experiencing. Those difficulties can arise through physical, psychological, emotional and situational aspects affecting our sexual wellbeing. I offer therapy to individuals and couples who might experience difficulties such as: •Erectile dysfunction •Rapid and delayed ejaculation •Painful sex •Sexual health issues (HIV; herpes or anxiety)•Issues relating to intimacy, sexuality and Chem Sex •Low libido •Inability to orgasm• Relationship issues •Compulsive sexual behaviours and more.
Psychosexual therapy is a form of talking therapy that helps you to understand, manage and overcome any sex related difficulties you may have been experiencing. Those difficulties can arise through physical, psychological, emotional and situational aspects affecting our sexual wellbeing. I offer therapy to individuals and couples who might experience difficulties such as: •Erectile dysfunction •Rapid and delayed ejaculation •Painful sex •Sexual health issues (HIV; herpes or anxiety)•Issues relating to intimacy, sexuality and Chem Sex •Low libido •Inability to orgasm• Relationship issues •Compulsive sexual behaviours and more.
020 3872 2506 View 020 3872 2506
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Dr Lisa Dvorjetz
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Holborn, London WC1V  (Online Only)
Sometimes we struggle with things in our lives that we don't feel we can (or want to) talk to those closest to us about. Sometimes we feel lost, ashamed or want to gain more insight into something. This is where seeing a therapist can help you.
Sometimes we struggle with things in our lives that we don't feel we can (or want to) talk to those closest to us about. Sometimes we feel lost, ashamed or want to gain more insight into something. This is where seeing a therapist can help you.
020 4530 8485 View 020 4530 8485
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Dr Paul Kong
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Holborn, London WC1V
Over 20 years of rich clinical experience. Long track record of serving patients with mental health problems in public hospitals in Hong Kong and held the role of Adult Psychiatry Service Team In-charge. Skilled in assessing and treating a wide variety of psychological problems of adolescents and adults, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction problem, eating disorders, couple relationship problem, emotional and stress problems, etc. Appointed as Guest Lecturer of the University of Hong Kong and Honorary Clinical Supervisor of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Over 20 years of rich clinical experience. Long track record of serving patients with mental health problems in public hospitals in Hong Kong and held the role of Adult Psychiatry Service Team In-charge. Skilled in assessing and treating a wide variety of psychological problems of adolescents and adults, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction problem, eating disorders, couple relationship problem, emotional and stress problems, etc. Appointed as Guest Lecturer of the University of Hong Kong and Honorary Clinical Supervisor of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
020 4538 3071 View 020 4538 3071
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Victor Sanchez Salvador
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holborn, London EC4A
I work with people from all walks of life who are struggling with persistent issues that keep coming up despite prior efforts to overcome them. These issues can include low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, intrusive negative thoughts, intimacy problems, and past traumatic experiences that leave you feeling stuck and, at times, helpless to move forward. In psychotherapy, we will work together to understand the underlying causes of your most pressing difficulties and create space for positive change where there wasn't any before.
I work with people from all walks of life who are struggling with persistent issues that keep coming up despite prior efforts to overcome them. These issues can include low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, intrusive negative thoughts, intimacy problems, and past traumatic experiences that leave you feeling stuck and, at times, helpless to move forward. In psychotherapy, we will work together to understand the underlying causes of your most pressing difficulties and create space for positive change where there wasn't any before.
020 3728 8842 View 020 3728 8842
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Phil Bergman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Holborn, London EC4A
Working with me will enable you to begin to make the changes that will help you lead a more fulfilling life, understand yourself better, create better relationships and begin to examine the fears that are holding you back. Being a trained integrative therapist means that my approach to our work together will be bespoke, utilising a number of therapeutic models and techniques, to ensure that we can address your individual needs. I integrate therapeutic approaches such as the Internal Family Systems model as well as my coaching skills, which bring in problem solving and goal focused approaches, to your therapy session.
Working with me will enable you to begin to make the changes that will help you lead a more fulfilling life, understand yourself better, create better relationships and begin to examine the fears that are holding you back. Being a trained integrative therapist means that my approach to our work together will be bespoke, utilising a number of therapeutic models and techniques, to ensure that we can address your individual needs. I integrate therapeutic approaches such as the Internal Family Systems model as well as my coaching skills, which bring in problem solving and goal focused approaches, to your therapy session.
020 8059 2495 View 020 8059 2495
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Robert Marshall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Holborn, London WC1V
Therapy can assist in a variety of ways, from being a place to express feelings and thoughts without judgment and in confidence, to exploring deeply traumatic experiences with professional support. It can be a form of personal development - an opportunity to increase your self-awareness, become more emotionally robust, learn about your life story and develop your understanding of how you came to be who you are today. Whatever brings you to therapy, I will provide a safe, professional and confidential space for you to explore, discover, grow and change.
Therapy can assist in a variety of ways, from being a place to express feelings and thoughts without judgment and in confidence, to exploring deeply traumatic experiences with professional support. It can be a form of personal development - an opportunity to increase your self-awareness, become more emotionally robust, learn about your life story and develop your understanding of how you came to be who you are today. Whatever brings you to therapy, I will provide a safe, professional and confidential space for you to explore, discover, grow and change.
020 3893 2791 View 020 3893 2791
Photo of Sonia Cerqueira, Psychologist in Holborn, London, England
Sonia Cerqueira
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Holborn, London WC1V
I am a French HCPC registered Psychologist and BPS Chartered Psychologist. I am BACP registered with AXAPPP, WPA, BUPA, AVIVA and VITALITY. I provide therapy in English and in French in my practices in Holborn. I see adult for short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy and use a range of modern approaches depending on your needs (CBT, Humanistic, EMDR, Psychodynamic). I shall provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can bring any concerns that might be troubling you. From every day life trouble to trauma, all types of concerns are legitimate and will be heard by me during therapy.
I am a French HCPC registered Psychologist and BPS Chartered Psychologist. I am BACP registered with AXAPPP, WPA, BUPA, AVIVA and VITALITY. I provide therapy in English and in French in my practices in Holborn. I see adult for short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy and use a range of modern approaches depending on your needs (CBT, Humanistic, EMDR, Psychodynamic). I shall provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can bring any concerns that might be troubling you. From every day life trouble to trauma, all types of concerns are legitimate and will be heard by me during therapy.
020 3835 3306 View 020 3835 3306
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Shauna Corke
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Holborn, London EC4A
Anxiety, Body Image, Addictions, Dependencies and more. Are you struggling with a situation or relationship? Do you feel stuck in patterns that no longer work for you? Perhaps you feel frustrated, sad or scared but can't identify the cause. Whatever you bring, I provide a safe and confidential environment and work with sensitivity and insight.
Anxiety, Body Image, Addictions, Dependencies and more. Are you struggling with a situation or relationship? Do you feel stuck in patterns that no longer work for you? Perhaps you feel frustrated, sad or scared but can't identify the cause. Whatever you bring, I provide a safe and confidential environment and work with sensitivity and insight.
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Photo of Grania FitzGerald, Psychotherapist in Holborn, London, England
Grania FitzGerald
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
2 Endorsed
Holborn, London EC4A
If you are feeling stuck – unsure, overwhelmed or confused about the choices you have made, and your life right now, therapy can help. Give yourself space, to breathe, slow down and explore what patterns might be in operation out of awareness. You may be feeling that you are surviving, not thriving and that life is difficult to navigate. Sometimes painful experiences from the past can get in the way of fully responding to what happens in the present. Working together we will explore how you make sense of the world you are in and let go of what might be keeping you stuck and holding you back.
If you are feeling stuck – unsure, overwhelmed or confused about the choices you have made, and your life right now, therapy can help. Give yourself space, to breathe, slow down and explore what patterns might be in operation out of awareness. You may be feeling that you are surviving, not thriving and that life is difficult to navigate. Sometimes painful experiences from the past can get in the way of fully responding to what happens in the present. Working together we will explore how you make sense of the world you are in and let go of what might be keeping you stuck and holding you back.
020 3835 2945 View 020 3835 2945
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Lottie Boswell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Holborn, London EC4A
You might be looking for therapy because you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck and repeating old patterns of behaviour, or maybe you simply need some space to work out what it is you are feeling. Whatever the catalyst has been, therapy can help you unpack the issues you are experiencing in a supportive and non-judgemental space. I approach all client work with empathy; this means I will seek to understand you and your experiences without judgement. I find compassion and curiosity to also be key tools, but primarily I seek to establish trust with my clients.
You might be looking for therapy because you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck and repeating old patterns of behaviour, or maybe you simply need some space to work out what it is you are feeling. Whatever the catalyst has been, therapy can help you unpack the issues you are experiencing in a supportive and non-judgemental space. I approach all client work with empathy; this means I will seek to understand you and your experiences without judgement. I find compassion and curiosity to also be key tools, but primarily I seek to establish trust with my clients.
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Marc Mason
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Holborn, London WC1V
Together we will work with whatever you bring to therapy. This may be an issue that is clear and well defined. You might want change in your relationship or in your work, or you may want support dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or shame, for example. But it might also be something much vaguer, it may be a general interest in exploring aspects of your life or way of relating to the world, or it might be a sense of confusion, stuckness, dissatisfaction or unfinished business.
Together we will work with whatever you bring to therapy. This may be an issue that is clear and well defined. You might want change in your relationship or in your work, or you may want support dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or shame, for example. But it might also be something much vaguer, it may be a general interest in exploring aspects of your life or way of relating to the world, or it might be a sense of confusion, stuckness, dissatisfaction or unfinished business.
020 4538 6090 View 020 4538 6090
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Carl Taylor
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Holborn, London WC1V
Your emotional well-being matters. Don't let past experiences or relationship challenges overshadow your present. By identifying and resolving unhelpful coping mechanisms, you can make meaningful changes. Our past shapes our perception of ourselves, the world, and relationships. We may get stuck in difficult memories and emotions we want to forget. Negative thinking and maladaptive coping can impact our daily lives. These experiences significantly influence how we handle stress. But remember, your past doesn't define you. Don't let unwanted memories hold you back. Embrace the opportunity for positive change.
Your emotional well-being matters. Don't let past experiences or relationship challenges overshadow your present. By identifying and resolving unhelpful coping mechanisms, you can make meaningful changes. Our past shapes our perception of ourselves, the world, and relationships. We may get stuck in difficult memories and emotions we want to forget. Negative thinking and maladaptive coping can impact our daily lives. These experiences significantly influence how we handle stress. But remember, your past doesn't define you. Don't let unwanted memories hold you back. Embrace the opportunity for positive change.
020 3828 7010 View 020 3828 7010
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Sandie Meacher
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Holborn, London WC1V
How Can I Help? Helping you work out what’s most important in life Identifying an issue that is affecting your day-to-day life Helping you to make important decisions when you are not sure what to do next Developing good communication strategies I work with clients who are seeking help to affect long term change. I am an experienced senior accredited therapist. We explore and acknowledge difficult feelings in a supportive and gentle environment. I work with my clients to find perspective and containment with difficult and stressful situations whilst support
How Can I Help? Helping you work out what’s most important in life Identifying an issue that is affecting your day-to-day life Helping you to make important decisions when you are not sure what to do next Developing good communication strategies I work with clients who are seeking help to affect long term change. I am an experienced senior accredited therapist. We explore and acknowledge difficult feelings in a supportive and gentle environment. I work with my clients to find perspective and containment with difficult and stressful situations whilst support
020 3835 6180 View 020 3835 6180
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Patrizia Di Camillo
Psychologist, PhD, GMBPsS
Verified
Holborn, London WC2A
Sono la dottoressa Patrizia Di Camillo, psicologa, psicoterapeuta Analista Transazionale, Arteterapeuta. Il mio intento professionale è incentrato sul benessere psicofisico della persona, attraverso l’uso di strumenti diversi che vanno a lavorare sulla psiche, il corpo e la mente. La mia formazione tocca i settori della psicologia e del metodo psicoterapeutico dell'Analisi Transazionale, dell’arte e del benessere corporeo ed e' rivolta a tutte le fasce d’età, a tutte le condizioni psicofisiche, al singolo, alla coppia e alle famiglie.
Sono la dottoressa Patrizia Di Camillo, psicologa, psicoterapeuta Analista Transazionale, Arteterapeuta. Il mio intento professionale è incentrato sul benessere psicofisico della persona, attraverso l’uso di strumenti diversi che vanno a lavorare sulla psiche, il corpo e la mente. La mia formazione tocca i settori della psicologia e del metodo psicoterapeutico dell'Analisi Transazionale, dell’arte e del benessere corporeo ed e' rivolta a tutte le fasce d’età, a tutte le condizioni psicofisiche, al singolo, alla coppia e alle famiglie.
020 3974 2802 View 020 3974 2802
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Giulia Sciannandrone
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Holborn, London EC4A  (Online Only)
Life can present us with many challenges which may make us feel overwhelmed and controlled by unhelpful behaviours and thoughts and experiencing emotions that seem extreme. These can interfere with our day to day living, create problems in our relationships and may lead to have symptoms of anxiety or panic, make us lose interest in life or feel hopeless about the future and can affect our general well-being. I specialised in working with anxiety (including generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic and post traumatic stress disorder), depression, trauma, low self-esteem and relationship problems.
Life can present us with many challenges which may make us feel overwhelmed and controlled by unhelpful behaviours and thoughts and experiencing emotions that seem extreme. These can interfere with our day to day living, create problems in our relationships and may lead to have symptoms of anxiety or panic, make us lose interest in life or feel hopeless about the future and can affect our general well-being. I specialised in working with anxiety (including generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic and post traumatic stress disorder), depression, trauma, low self-esteem and relationship problems.
020 3910 6804 View 020 3910 6804
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Krysia Zalewska
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holborn, London WC2A
Hello, I am a qualified and fully registered psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, with experience working in the NHS and the charitable sector, I have worked and continue to work with diverse group of clients. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what might be troubling you or preventing you in experiencing your life fully. People seek therapy many reasons including anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, self-development, stress, relationship or work issues and trauma.
Hello, I am a qualified and fully registered psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, with experience working in the NHS and the charitable sector, I have worked and continue to work with diverse group of clients. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what might be troubling you or preventing you in experiencing your life fully. People seek therapy many reasons including anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, self-development, stress, relationship or work issues and trauma.
020 3856 8832 View 020 3856 8832
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East London & City Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Holborn, London WC1V
I help survivors of sexual abuse and violence, abusive relationships and other forms of violent trauma, whose trauma impacts on their minds, bodies, relationships and lives. I work with mind and body to help people recover as trauma is often held in the body, so its harder to put into words. I help people living with Chronic Lower Back Pain, where aggravated through depression, trauma or anxiety, through therapy & exercise as I am a Level 4 Lower Back Pain Specialist Personal Trainer as well. I am a Pilates Teacher, offering group and individual sessions for chronic lower back pain,
I help survivors of sexual abuse and violence, abusive relationships and other forms of violent trauma, whose trauma impacts on their minds, bodies, relationships and lives. I work with mind and body to help people recover as trauma is often held in the body, so its harder to put into words. I help people living with Chronic Lower Back Pain, where aggravated through depression, trauma or anxiety, through therapy & exercise as I am a Level 4 Lower Back Pain Specialist Personal Trainer as well. I am a Pilates Teacher, offering group and individual sessions for chronic lower back pain,
020 3984 7987 x079569 View 020 3984 7987 x079569

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Number of Counsellors in Holborn, London

100+

Average cost per session

£85

Counsellors in Holborn, London who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
91% Stress
88% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aviva
61% AXA PPP
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Holborn, London see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
33% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Holborn, London?

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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.